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Episode: “Work — Noah”
Zola teaches about the days of Noah and his faithful work over 99 years while building an ark for the salvation of his household. As Noah’s life illustrates, service and work are the best examples of faith.
Series: “Champions of Faith”
An insightful look at the heroes of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Shot on location in Israel and inspired by the “Faith Hall of Fame,” this series explores not only the characters, but teaches unique aspects of their testimony to give us insight into and instruction about the development of faith. Modern-day believers, both Jewish and Gentile, are interviewed and give witness to a faith that builds the foundation for not only lives that overcome in spite of adversity, but overcoming lives.

Caption transcript for Champions of Faith: “Work — Noah” (3/11)

  • 179:49
  • 180:02 HEBREWS 11 HONORS THE CHAMPIONS
  • 180:04 OF FAITH WHO WANDERED IN DESERTS
  • 180:06 AND IN MOUNTAINS AND CAVES OF THE EARTH.
  • 180:08 BECAUSE OF THIS CLOUD OF WITNESSES,
  • 180:10 WE CAN RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
  • 180:14 ♪♪
  • 180:42
  • 180:48 IT CAME TO PASS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
  • 180:50 THAT GOD WAS GRIEVED WITH ALL MANKIND.
  • 180:57 AND GOD SAID UNTO NOAH,
  • 180:58 THE END OF ALL FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME,
  • 181:02 FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE AND BEHOLD,
  • 181:05 I WILL DESTROY ALL FLESH AND ALL THE EARTH.
  • 181:11 BUT TO THIS MAN, NOAH, GOD GAVE THE INSTRUCTIONS
  • 181:15 OF AN ARK TO BE PREPARED FOR THE SALVATION OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
  • 181:22 HE SUFFERED THE RIDICULE OF AN UNBELIEVING GENERATION.
  • 181:26 THEY LAUGHED AT THE WARNING OF A FLOOD.
  • 181:29 THEY MOCKED JEHOVAH AND NOAH WORKED WITH GODLY FEAR.
  • 181:38 THROUGH PRAYER, WITH SACRIFICIAL FAITH,
  • 181:40 HE WOULD COMPLETE THE TASK.
  • 181:43 AND GOD'S LONG-SUFFERING WOULD COME TO AN END.
  • 181:49 AFTER 99 YEARS OF DILIGENT WORK,
  • 181:52 NOAH AND HIS FAMILY WOULD ENTER THE ARK AND BE SAVED.
  • 181:58 ( speaking Hebrew )
  • 182:07 WHEN THERE WAS ONLY ONE WITH FAITH,
  • 182:09 ONE FAITH WAS ALL THAT WAS NEEDED.
  • 182:13 (speaking Hebrew )
  • 182:20
  • 182:45 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 182:47 WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT NOAH TONIGHT.
  • 182:49 AND THERE WAS A FELLA WHO REALLY DID SOME WORKS.
  • 182:53 IT TOOK NOAH 99 YEARS TO BUILD AN ARK.
  • 182:57 AND HE BUILT IT, OF COURSE, WITH HIS OWN HANDS.
  • 182:59 NOW, THAT WAS A LOT OF WORK.
  • 183:02 FAITH AND WORKS IS A DISCUSSION
  • 183:05 THAT GOES ON AND ON IN THE CHURCH.
  • 183:08 AND HOW MUCH FAITH AND HOW MANY WORKS AND WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE
  • 183:11 OF THOSE TO THE LORD?
  • 183:13 I HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS A ROMAN CATHOLIC AND HE'S WORKING BUT WORKING ON HIS SALVATION.
  • 183:18 AND I POINTED OUT TO HIM TIME AND AGAIN EPHESIANS 2:8-9,
  • 183:22 SALVATION IS THE FREE GIFT OF GOD LEST ANY MAN BOAST.
  • 183:25 WE DO NOTHING TO EARN IT.
  • 183:28 IT IS SIMPLY RESULT OF FAITH AND HE QUOTES JAMES WITHOUT WORKS FAITH AND DEAD.
  • 183:34 YES, IT DOES NOT REPRODUCE, IF WE DON'T HAVE WORKS.
  • 183:38 WE CANNOT SEE EACH OTHER'S FAITH WITHOUT SEEING WORKS.
  • 183:39 AND WE GO BACK AND FORTH PUT IT THAT WAY.
  • 183:43 THERE IS HOWEVER, IN THE BIBLE, A DISCUSSION OF WORKS AND WE
  • 183:48 ARE GOING TO COME TO THAT AND FIRST, WE ARE GOING TO TALK
  • 183:51 ABOUT NOAH AND THE AMAZING JOB HE DID FOR THE LORD AND REALLY
  • 183:57 TO CONTINUE THE HUMAN RACE AND TO PRESERVE IT AFTER THE FLOOD.
  • 184:02 HEBREWS 11:7 TAKES THIS UP.
  • 184:05
  • 184:26 THE DISCUSSION OF WORKS --
  • 184:28
  • 184:41 IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN A PERSON HAS FAITH, HE HAS GIFTS FROM GOD.
  • 184:46 AND THIS IS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 184:49 WE ALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE GIFT.
  • 184:51 AND WE DO WORKS AUTOMATICALLY.
  • 184:54 WE WANT TO DO WORKS.
  • 184:55 NOAH WAS DOING WORKS BY THE DIRECT COMMAND OF GOD.
  • 184:59 YOU KNOW, LET ME POINT OUT THAT IT HAD NEVER RAINED.
  • 185:02 WHEN NOAH BUILT THIS ARK, NO ONE HAD SEEN A DROP OF RAIN.
  • 185:05 NOAH UNDERSTOOD RAIN AND FLOOD AS MUCH AS A BLIND MAN
  • 185:09 UNDERSTANDS THE SNOW-COVERED MOUNTAIN.
  • 185:12 HE HAD TO DO THIS COMPLETELY ON FAITH.
  • 185:15 AND IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT IT TOOK NEARLY A CENTURY OF WORK
  • 185:19 TO MAKE THIS ARK IN WHICH HE PUT ALL OF THE ANIMALS AND BIRDS
  • 185:23 AND PRESERVED THEM FOR US, YOU MIGHT SAY,
  • 185:26 "WELL, WHY DIDN'T GOD BUILD THE ARK?"
  • 185:30 BUT AGAIN, IF NOAH HAD NO WORKS TO DO,
  • 185:33 HIS FAITH WOULD NOT BE A WITNESS.
  • 185:35 HIS FAITH WOULD BE DEAD.
  • 185:37 WITHOUT WORKS FAITH IS DEAD.
  • 185:38 AT LEAST THOSE WHO SAW HIM BUILDING THE ARK HAD A CHANCE
  • 185:42 TO CONSIDER, WELL, YOU KNOW, POSSIBLY THE OLD GUY IS RIGHT.
  • 185:45 WHAT IF IT REALLY DOES FLOOD?
  • 185:48 WHAT IF WATER FALLS FROM THE SKY AND INUNDATES THE EARTH AND
  • 185:52 GETS OVER OUR HEADS, HOW WILL WE SURVIVE THAT?
  • 185:56 I GUESS SOME MAY HAVE TAKEN HIM SERIOUSLY.
  • 185:59 BUT IN GENERAL, HE WAS SCORNED.
  • 186:01 THERE WAS A PICTURE OF PEOPLE LAUGHING AT HIM, OH,
  • 186:05 MARRYING AND GIVING IN MARRIAGE AND GOING ON ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS HE LABORED AWAY.
  • 186:10 BUT HE HAD RECEIVED THE CLEAR COMMAND OF GOD.
  • 186:14 IN MATTHEW 25:21 THE LORD COMMENDS THOSE WHO DO THEIR WORKS FOR THE LORD.
  • 186:21
  • 186:36 WELL, TO APPLY THIS TO NOAH'S CASE WAS VERY CLEAR.
  • 186:39 HE HAD A SPECIFIC JOB TO DO TO BUILD THIS TREMENDOUS SHIP.
  • 186:42 HE DID THAT AND THE LORD THEN, MADE HIM RULER OVER MANY THINGS.
  • 186:49 WELL, NOAH BECAME RULER OVER THE WHOLE EARTH, IN EFFECT.
  • 186:51 ADAM WAS THE PREVIOUS RULER, THAT IS THE FIRST MAN AND NOW,
  • 186:56 THERE WAS ONLY ONE FAMILY LEFT AND NO OTHER INHABITANTS.
  • 186:58 AND HE WAS THE NEW RULER.
  • 187:00 IF HE WAS FAITHFUL IN FEW THINGS.
  • 187:02 IT WASN'T JUST A FEW THINGS TO BUILD THAT BIG SHIP.
  • 187:04 BUT, IF WE DO THE WORKS GOD GIVES US,
  • 187:07 THEN HE TENDS TO GIVE US MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO AND WE
  • 187:11 TRULY ENTER INTO THE JOY OF THE LORD.
  • 187:14
  • 187:26 NOW, ON THIS MATTER OF WORKS,
  • 187:28 EVERYONE OF US IS CALLED TO DO THEM.
  • 187:29 I HAVE TAUGHT THIS BEFORE AND I THINK IT BEARS REPEATING FROM TIME TO TIME.
  • 187:33 BECAUSE THE CHURCH SEEMS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SINS.
  • 187:37 BUT THE SINS ARE FORGIVEN AT THE CROSS.
  • 187:39 GOD SAID, "I WILL REMEMBER THEM NO MORE."
  • 187:43 IT IS OUR WORKS IN THIS LIFE WHICH ARE CRUCIAL TO WHAT WE
  • 187:46 ACCOMPLISH FOR THE LORD AND WHAT WE WILL HAVE FOR THE
  • 187:48 KINGDOM TO COME BY WAY OF REWARDS.
  • 187:51 THE LORD CALLS EVERYONE OF US TO AN ACTIVE MINISTRY.
  • 187:54 WE ARE CALLED IN SCRIPTURE, WORKERS IN A FIELD,
  • 187:59 SOLDIERS IN AN ARMY.
  • 188:01 WE ARE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND WAIT UNTIL THE GREAT DAY
  • 188:02 WE CAN CASH IN OUR SALVATION LIKE A MONEY MARKET CERTIFICATE.
  • 188:06 WE ARE CALLED TO DO THINGS AS SOLDIERS, AS WORKERS, AS HARVESTERS DO.
  • 188:12 AND IN THE END, THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO BE CHECKED OUT
  • 188:16 WHEN WE GO TO HEAVEN AS TO HOW WELL WE DID WITH THE GIFTS THAT WE HAD.
  • 188:20 WE ARE NOT ALL CALLED TO DO THE SAME THINGS.
  • 188:22 A SINGER IS TO SING AND A TEACHER IS TO TEACH.
  • 188:25 AND AN INTERCESSOR INTERCEDES AND A GIVER GIVES.
  • 188:30 THIS SHOULD BE APPARENT, BUT IT ISN'T REALLY STRESSED ENOUGH IN THE CHURCH.
  • 188:34 WE ARE ALWAYS CONCERNED MORE ABOUT OUR BEHAVIOR THAN HOW WE ARE WORKING.
  • 188:38 IT REMINDS ME, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE THAT COME TO CHURCH AND
  • 188:42 WELL-DRESSED, AND NOT TO CRITICIZE,
  • 188:44 THEIR EMPHASIZE IS ON A PERFECT LOOKING AND ACTING CHURCH PERSON
  • 188:49 BUT THEIR WORKS MAY BE VERY FEW.
  • 188:52 AND IT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SOLDIER AT THE PENTAGON,
  • 188:56 IN A WONDERFUL UNIFORM WITH POLISHED BUTTONS AND CREASED PANTS,
  • 189:01 AND ABLE TO RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE PERFECTLY
  • 189:04 VERSUS THE SOLDIER IN A FOXHOLE WITH A RIFLE WITH MUD ON HIS
  • 189:09 FACE AND SLEEPING ON THE GROUND AND DOING THE REAL WORK OF THE THING.
  • 189:13 THE CHURCH CALLS FOR BOTH.
  • 189:17 THERE HAVE TO BE PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH WHO REPRESENT THE CHURCH
  • 189:21 TO THE COMMUNITY AND THERE HAVE TO BE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE DOING THE WORK.
  • 189:26 BUT EVERYONE OF US, FOR EXAMPLE, NEEDS TO BE WITNESSING,
  • 189:29 TESTIFYING OF CHRIST, WINNING SOULS.
  • 189:31 THAT'S GIVEN TO EVERYONE.
  • 189:33 AND EVERYONE HAS THE GIFT AND A LITTLE CHILD IN CHRISTENDOM
  • 189:37 CAN PASS THAT ETERNAL LIFE TO AN ARMY OF ADULTS.
  • 189:41 IT SAYS,
  • 189:43
  • 189:59 IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN WE GO TO HEAVEN,
  • 190:01 WE ARE GOING TO REVIEW WITH THE LORD, IN A JUDGMENT SEAT,
  • 190:05 INDIVIDUALLY, FACE TO FACE WITH THE LORD, THE WORKS THAT WE DID IN THIS LIFE.
  • 190:11 AND IN I CORINTHIANS 3:11,
  • 190:12
  • 190:45 IN OTHER WORDS, EVERY MAN'S WORK WILL BE SHOWN TO HIM.
  • 190:48 IN EFFECT, WE ARE SEEING A VIDEOTAPE OF OUR LIVES WHEN WE
  • 190:53 ARE IN HEAVEN WITH CHRIST.
  • 190:55 AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE HOW WELL WE DID WITH THE GIFTS THAT WE HAD.
  • 190:58 AND THERE WILL BE GOOD AND BAD WORKS.
  • 191:02 WE ALL HAVE THOSE.
  • 191:03 I DON'T KNOW HOW TO JUDGE WHAT THEY ARE, BUT PERHAPS,
  • 191:06 I WAS CALLED TO WITNESS AND IT WAS RAINING.
  • 191:09 AND I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO LEAVE THE HOUSE AND I SKIPPED IT THAT DAY,
  • 191:12 AND THE LORD SAID, "I LOST A CHILD BECAUSE OF YOU."
  • 191:16 SOMEBODY WASN'T SAVED THAT WAS EAR MARKED FOR ME TO WITNESS TO.
  • 191:19 I DON'T KNOW.
  • 191:21 I AM SPECULATING.
  • 191:22 AND THEN THERE ARE GOOD WORKS.
  • 191:23 PEOPLE SEND US GIFTS,
  • 191:25 THE LIKE OF WHICH IF I WROTE A CHECK THAT SIZE, MY HAND WOULD FALL OFF.
  • 191:29 THEY HAVE A GIFT OF GIVING AND THERE IS SUCH A GIFT.
  • 191:31 PEOPLE INTERCEDE FOR OUR MINISTRY.
  • 191:33 HOW IS IT THAT WE'VE BEEN 18 YEARS ON TELEVISION
  • 191:35 AND SUPPORTED ONLY BY DONATIONS?
  • 191:38 WE HAVE NO CHURCH, NO EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION.
  • 191:41 WE DON'T TAKE FUNDS FROM ANYWHERE,
  • 191:43 JUST FROM OUR VIEWERS.
  • 191:44 THE INTERCESSORS WHO ARE PRAYING FOR US.
  • 191:47 THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR WORKS.
  • 191:49 HOW AM I ALIVE AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS,
  • 191:50 WITH BYPASSES IN MY HEART AND DOING THE KIND OF WORK THAT I DO,
  • 191:53 RUNNING BACK AND FORTH TO ISRAEL?
  • 191:55 THE INTERCESSOR THAT ARE PRAYING FOR ME, I DON'T DOUBT IT.
  • 191:57
  • 192:05 THE LORD WILL PUT A TORCH TO THOSE GOLD, SILVER
  • 192:08 AND PRECIOUS STONES AND THEY WILL NOT BE DAMAGED.
  • 192:10 BUT THE TORCH WILL BURN UP THAT WOOD, HAY AND STUBBLE AND WILL
  • 192:13 PURIFY AWAY THE BAD WORKS.
  • 192:15
  • 192:28 NOBODY IS GOING TO FALL BACK ON HEAVEN.
  • 192:29 ONCE YOU ARE SAVED.
  • 192:30 GOOD WORKS OR BAD, YOU ARE SAVED.
  • 192:32 BUT THE REWARDS YOU GET IN THE KINGDOM DEPENDS ON THE WORKS YOU DID HERE.
  • 192:37 THE KINGDOM NEEDS RULERS OF CITIES,
  • 192:39 THE KINGDOM NEEDS PEOPLE TO DELIVER THE MAIL.
  • 192:42 THE KINGDOM NEEDS EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN THE WORLD NOW.
  • 192:44 PLAN FOR YOUR JOB IN THE KINGDOM WITH YOUR WORKS NOW.
  • 192:49 AND THE REWARDS COME FOR THE GOOD WORKS OBVIOUSLY.
  • 192:53 WELL, AND THE LORD WARNS THAT IT'S A SUDDEN ENDING
  • 192:56 TO THIS CHURCH, ACTUALLY THE CHANCE WE HAVE TO DO WORKS.
  • 192:59
  • 193:23 THE END IS SUDDEN.
  • 193:25 THE LORD COMES, THAT'S IT.
  • 193:27 IF YOU WERE AT A WEDDING, AND EATING AND DRINKING,
  • 193:30 NOT DOING YOUR GOOD WORKS AND IF YOU DID NOT MAKE
  • 193:34 A RESERVATION TO GET ON THIS SHIP,
  • 193:36 THEN YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AND TAKEN AWAY BY THE FLOOD.
  • 193:41 NOW THE FLOOD IS THE TRIBULATION THAT IS COMING,
  • 193:44 THE ARK, OF COURSE, IS CHRIST.
  • 193:46 IN ANOTHER WAY, SOMEONE PICTURED THAT CHARACTER OF NOAH IS LIKE
  • 193:51 THE JEWS BECAUSE HE RIDES OUT THE JUDGMENT IN THE ARK.
  • 193:55 HE'S ON THE SHIP FOR 40 DAYS.
  • 193:58 HE'S WORRIED.
  • 193:59 HE'S CONCERNED.
  • 193:59 IT'S DIFFICULT.
  • 194:01 BUT HE RIDES IT OUT AND HE INHERITS A WHOLE NEW WORLD.
  • 194:03 AS THE JEWS -- SURVIVING JEWS WILL RIDE OUT
  • 194:06 THE TRIBULATION AND LOOK UPON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED WHEN HE
  • 194:09 COMES AND BE SAVED, INHERIT THE KINGDOM TO COME.
  • 194:12 THOSE SURVIVING JEWS.
  • 194:14 WE MUST WITNESS TO THE UNSAVED JEWS NOW.
  • 194:17 NOW ENOCH, IN THAT IMAGE, IS THE CHURCH.
  • 194:20 ENOCH WAS TRANSLATED TO HEAVEN BEFORE THE JUDGMENT,
  • 194:22 BEFORE IT EVER STARTED TO RAIN.
  • 194:25 AND BEFORE NOAH CAME, ENOCH WAS TAKEN UP AND TRANSLATED TO
  • 194:28 HEAVEN AS THE CHURCH WILL BE IN THE RAPTURE.
  • 194:31 SO WHAT CAN I SAY?
  • 194:33 WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE.
  • 194:34 BY FAITH, WE CAN BUILD,
  • 194:38 NOT A SHIP NECESSARILY BUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.
  • 194:40 OR WE CAN EAT AND DRINK,
  • 194:43 MARRY AND GIVEN IN MARRIAGE AND WHEN THE FLOOD COMES, IT WILL TAKE US AWAY.
  • 194:47
  • 195:16 WALK DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 195:19 SAIL ACROSS THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 195:23 RIDE TO THE SUMMIT OF MASADA.
  • 195:27 FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 195:31 FIND THE TREASURES OF PETRA.
  • 195:35 TOUR THE HOLY LAND WITH ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 195:39
  • 195:46 WELL, NOAH WAS A MAN WHO DID SOME HARD WORK.
  • 195:49 YOU KNOW, THE ISRAEL WE SHOW YOU IS DIFFERENT THAN NEW'S PROGRAMS.
  • 195:54 BUT THIS IS ISRAEL ALSO.
  • 195:56 WE ARE GOING TO TESTIMONIALS
  • 195:58 NOW FROM ISRAEL AND FROM AMERICA,
  • 196:00 JEWISH AND GENTILE TESTIMONY THAT REALLY DEMONSTRATE THAT
  • 196:04 THE LIFE LED BY NOAH, THE LIFE OF HARD WORK
  • 196:07 AND RIGHT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD AND STRONG FAITH IS THE SAME
  • 196:11 TODAY AS IT WAS BACK THEN.
  • 196:13 NOW, BACK TO ISRAEL.
  • 196:14
  • 196:16 BOY, BOY, BOY, BOY.
  • 196:17 AND THE DOG ALSO USES IT AS A CODE WORD
  • 196:19 FOR HER TO GO BEHIND THE FLOCK.
  • 196:21 Zola: TAL ELLIS IS A JEWISH BELIEVER WHO MOVED TO ISRAEL 19 YEARS AGO.
  • 196:25 AND HE NOW RAISES SHEEP ON HIS FARM IN A LUSH GREEN AREA OF THE GALILEE.
  • 196:30 LIKE NOAH, TAL HAS APPLIED PHYSICAL WORK TO HIS FAITH
  • 196:34 IN ACCOMPLISHING WHAT GOD HAS LED HIM TO DO.
  • 196:37 GOD HAS SHOWN US SOMETHING
  • 196:39 AND TAKEN MANY YEARS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS.
  • 196:44 IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT
  • 196:46 OR I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THINGS GO MUCH QUICKER.
  • 196:50 IN SPITE OF THAT, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO JUST
  • 196:52 KEEP ON PUSHING FORWARD,
  • 196:54 BELIEVING THAT WHAT HE SHOWED US, HE WILL ACCOMPLISH.
  • 196:57 Zola: TAL CAN IDENTIFY IN A UNIQUE WAY WITH NOAH.
  • 197:01 BECAUSE HE, TOO, HAS LEARNED TO PHYSICALLY WORK WITH ANIMALS.
  • 197:04 WORKING WITH ANIMALS ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS IS NOT THE
  • 197:06 SAME AS GOING TO A PETTING ZOO AND STROKING A FEW ANIMALS.
  • 197:10 THERE IS A LOT OF WORK AND DAY IN AND DAY OUT,
  • 197:15 THEY NEED CARE AND HELP,
  • 197:17 THEY NEED A LOT OF ATTENTION.
  • 197:20 AND IT IS A FULL-TIME JOB.
  • 197:23 I AM SURE FOR HIM IT WAS A FULL-TIME JOB AS WELL.
  • 197:26 FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT HE SAID HE WILL DO HE WILL COMPLETE.
  • 197:30 FAITH IS MOVING FORWARD
  • 197:32 WITH THE TASK THAT HE'S GIVEN YOU TO DO.
  • 197:35 BELIEVING HE WILL MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 197:38 FAITH IS TRUSTING HIM THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T SEE
  • 197:41 THE RESULTS UP FRONT, YOU STILL BELIEVE THEY ARE GOING
  • 197:46 TO HAPPEN BECAUSE HE SAID THEY WOULD.
  • 197:47 I THINK FAITH GOES WITH TRIALS AND GOES WITH BEING MADE WHOLE PERSON.
  • 197:55 AND I THINK THAT THIS IDEA OF JUST EVERYTHING COMING EASY OR
  • 197:59 IF YOU BELIEVE IT THAT IT IS JUST GOING TO HAPPEN,
  • 198:05 I DON'T SEE THAT AS A SCRIPTURAL TYPE OF FAITH ALSO.
  • 198:08 I DON'T SEE THAT WITH THE LIVES OF MOST OF THE MEN IN THE
  • 198:10 SCRIPTURE THEY HAD THAT TYPE OF FAITH AND INSTANTLY HAD WHATEVER THEY WANTED.
  • 198:18 THEY JUST NAME AND CLAIM IT.
  • 198:20 THAT'S NOT THE TYPE OF FAITH THAT I CAN SEE IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 198:22 I THINK WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO LOOKING AT THE REAL CHARACTERS
  • 198:27 AND WHAT THEY WERE REALLY ABOUT.
  • 198:28 WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN MINISTRY 28 YEARS
  • 198:30 AND WE'VE ACTUALLY BUILT SEVERAL CHURCHES PHYSICALLY.
  • 198:33 Zola: EDDIE MITCHELL IS A PASTOR WHO LIKE NOAH OFTEN
  • 198:36 TAKES HAMMER AND NAIL PRACTICALLY TO APPLY HIS FAITH.
  • 198:41 JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, 11 PASTORS MET IN DANGERFIELD TO HELP A PASTOR.
  • 198:47 THERE WAS A 11 OF US.
  • 198:48 A PASTOR HAD BOUGHT A CAR LOT BUILDING AND WAS
  • 198:52 IN THE PROCESS OF REMODELING IT.
  • 198:54 I MEAN, LITERALLY MAKING IT AVAILABLE FOR WORSHIP
  • 198:58 AND SO WE WENT IN AND HELPED THAT PASTOR HANG SHEET ROCK,
  • 199:02 BUILD WALLS, GETTING THEM TO BE ABLE TO WORSHIP GOD.
  • 199:07 OTHERWISE THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT BUILDING UNLESS
  • 199:10 THERE IS PEOPLE JOINING TOGETHER TO HELP.
  • 199:13 I THINK WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH NOAH,
  • 199:16 DEALING WITH FAITH AND THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHURCH,
  • 199:18 THAT AT TIMES THAT IT MEANS THAT AS A PASTOR, AS A MINISTER,
  • 199:24 THERE IS GOING TO BE THAT PHYSICAL LABOR THAT YOU BELIEVE
  • 199:27 GOD AND YOU GO OUT AND DO THE WORK THAT GOD CALLED YOU TO DO.
  • 199:31 USUALLY IT STARTS OFF WHEN YOU HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF MEMBERS
  • 199:35 SAYING, "YES, WE'LL HELP."
  • 199:37 BUT IN THE PROCESS, BECAUSE IT TAKES LONGER
  • 199:39 WHEN YOU ARE DOING IT YOURSELF AND YOU ARE ASKING FOR VOLUNTEER
  • 199:44 HELP, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, BECOMES MORE PERSONAL.
  • 199:49 THOSE THAT DO COME IN AND HELP YOU,
  • 199:51 THEY FEEL MORE ATTACHED TO THE VISION OF THE HOUSE,
  • 199:56 TO THE BUILDING THAT THEY ARE BUILDING.
  • 199:58 AND IT BECOMES A PERSONAL PROJECT AND BECAUSE THEY
  • 200:03 HAVE ALLOWED THEIR FAITH TO OPERATE AND TO BE A PART OF IT,
  • 200:06 SO IT BECOMES PART OF THEM.
  • 200:09 Zola: PASTOR MITCHELL REALIZES THAT WORKS IN THEMSELVES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT.
  • 200:14 WE CAN BUILD A HUNDRED CHURCHES AND A THOUSAND CHURCHES
  • 200:16 AND IF WE EXPECT THAT WITHIN ITSELF TO HELP US MAKE IT TO HEAVEN,
  • 200:22 THEN WE HAVE FELL SHORT OF THE MARK BECAUSE WE KNOW IT TAKES
  • 200:26 THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST AND THEN OPERATE IN THAT FAITH.
  • 200:29 BUT ONCE WE HAVE THAT FAITH, WE HAVE TO HAVE THE WORKS TO GO ALONG WITH IT.
  • 200:33 IT DOESN'T MEAN NOW WE RECEIVE JESUS AND WE HAVE FAITH AND SIT
  • 200:37 HERE AND SAY IT IS OKAY.
  • 200:40 I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING MORE, I HAVE FAITH.
  • 200:42 EVERY DAY WE HAVE TO APPLY THE PRINCIPLE OF FAITH TO OUR LIFE
  • 200:48 AND THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY TO LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST.
  • 200:52 IT IS A WALK OF FAITH.
  • 200:53 WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT.
  • 200:55 SO IT IS A WALK OF FAITH EVERYDAY.
  • 200:57 BUT WE HAVE TO WALK.
  • 200:59 I BELIEVE THAT IF GOD CHOSE US TO DO SOMETHING WE SHOULD DO
  • 201:03 IT REGARDLESS WHETHER OTHER PEOPLE SEE US OR DON'T SEE US.
  • 201:07 IF WE ARE GIVEN A TASK TO DO, WE ARE TO DO IT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY.
  • 201:12 I THINK THAT TYPE OF FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS NOT FAITH.
  • 201:18 FAITH HAS TO COME WITH WORKS AND FAITHFUL TO WHAT HE HAS
  • 201:21 GIVEN US TO DO AS WELL.
  • 201:23
  • 201:24 ♪♪
  • 201:44 ♪ HEAR ME, LORD, IT IS NOW I NEED YOU. ♪
  • 201:50 ♪ LORD, I WANT TO WALK BESIDE YOU. ♪
  • 201:57 ♪ THROUGH THE TOILS AND TRIALS, THROUGH THE TIMES I DOUBT, ♪
  • 202:04 ♪ I WILL CALL YOUR NAME, ♪
  • 202:08 ♪ LORD, AS I CRY OUT. ♪
  • 202:17 ♪ LORD, I KNOW THAT YOU ARE NEAR. ♪
  • 202:22 ♪ LORD, I KNOW THAT YOU WILL HEAR. ♪
  • 202:26 ♪ LISTENING CLOSELY TO MY NEEDS ♪
  • 202:31 ♪ WATCHING CAREFULLY OVER ME ♪
  • 202:35 ♪ O LORD, I SING AND DANCE TO YOU WITH PRAISE ♪
  • 202:40 ♪ IN LOVE AND WORSHIP ALL MY DAYS ♪
  • 202:45 ♪ EVEN IN MY DARKEST HOUR ♪
  • 202:48 ♪ I'LL KNOW YOUR VOICE, I'LL FEEL YOUR POWER ♪
  • 202:58 ♪ TALK TO ME, O LORD, I NEED YOU ♪
  • 203:06 ♪ LORD, I KNOW I LONG TO SEE YOU ♪
  • 203:13 ♪ I AWAIT THE DAY I CAN SEE YOUR FACE ♪
  • 203:20 ♪ TO SIT WITH THE KING BY THE THRONE OF GRACE ♪
  • 203:28 ♪ SPEAK TO ME, O LORD, I'M LISTENING ♪
  • 203:36 ♪ HEARING YOU, LORD, AS YOU CALL ME ♪
  • 203:42 ♪ I WILL BE YOUR MAN IN THE WILDERNESS, ♪
  • 203:50 ♪ I WILL BE THE KING BY YOUR POWER AND GRACE ♪
  • 204:05 ♪ SPEAK TO ME, O LORD, I'M LISTENING ♪
  • 204:15 ♪ SPEAK TO ME, I NEED YOU ♪
  • 204:24 ♪ I NEED YOU ♪♪
  • 204:30
  • 204:37 WELL, NOAH WAS SOMEBODY WHO KNEW ABOUT WORK, NO QUESTION THERE.
  • 204:41 YOU KNOW, WE ALL WORK, BUT CHRISTIANS OUGHT TO WORK WITHIN
  • 204:46 THE WILL OF GOD LIKE NOAH.
  • 204:48 OBVIOUSLY NOAH WOULD NEVER EVER HAVE BUILT A BOAT AND HAVE NO
  • 204:52 IDEA WHAT A BOAT WOULD BE FOR OTHER THAN THAT GOD REVEAL THAT TO HIM.
  • 204:56 GOD REVEALS SUBTLE THINGS TO US.
  • 204:58 GOD REVEALS TO A GREAT DEAL OF OUR AUDIENCE THAT THE JEWS NEED TO BE SAVED.
  • 205:03 WELL, THE BIBLE REVEALS THAT TO THE WHOLE CHRISTIAN WORLD THAT
  • 205:07 WILL READ IT BUT PAY LITTLE ATTENTION TO IT.
  • 205:09 OUR AUDIENCE AT LEAST WILL PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AS I
  • 205:12 SAY AT THE END OF EVERY PROGRAM AND WILL PRAY FOR THE SALVATION
  • 205:17 OF JEWISH FRIENDS.
  • 205:18 BUT REALLY THE BIBLE SAYS, PRAY AND GO.
  • 205:21 PRAY AND SHARE, PRAY AND WITNESS, DON'T JUST PRAY.
  • 205:26 SOME PEOPLE ARE HARD TO WITNESS TO, I KNOW THAT.
  • 205:28 AND JEWISH PEOPLE ARE CERTAINLY AMONG THOSE.
  • 205:31 BUT YOU KNOW, I OFTEN SAY AT THIS END TIMES,
  • 205:36 WHAT IT FEELS LIKE THE END TIMES, WHEN YOU WITNESS
  • 205:39 TO A JEWISH PERSON AND YOU GET REJECTED, THAT'S NOT A PERMANENT REJECTION.
  • 205:43 IF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD SHOULD START NEXT WEEK AND THAT SHOULD
  • 205:46 SURPRISE NO BIBLE READER,
  • 205:49 THAT JEWISH PERSON WILL VERY LIKELY TAKE YOUR WITNESS
  • 205:52 MORE SERIOUSLY AND BECOME ONE OF THE 144,000.
  • 205:56 SO YOU WILL HAVE CHOSEN A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON WHO WILL BEAR
  • 205:59 MUCH FRUIT IN THE SEVEN YEARS TO COME IF YOU GET OUT AND SAY SOMETHING.
  • 206:04 IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING ELSE, JUST SAY, "I WILL BE LEAVING."
  • 206:07 AND THEN THE RAPTURE COMES BEFORE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD AND HE SEES YOU LEAVE,
  • 206:12 HE WILL NOT BELIEVE THE DELUSION OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 206:14 YOU WILL HAVE BEEN THERE FIRST WITH THE TRUTH.
  • 206:18 YOU KNOW, "FAITH" IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE 247 TIMES.
  • 206:22 I UNDERSTAND THE WORD "WORK" APPEARS 417 TIMES.
  • 206:26 THEY ARE RELATED.
  • 206:28 WITHOUT WORKS, FAITH IS DEAD.
  • 206:31 THE BOOK OF JAMES SAYS WHICH SIMPLY MEANS THAT ONCE WE ARE
  • 206:35 SAVED AND CAN UNDERSTAND THE WILL OF GOD,
  • 206:37 THEN WE DO WORKS WITHIN HIS WILL OR OUR FAITH WILL NOT REPRODUCE.
  • 206:40 IT IS AS IF DEAD, THE OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTIC
  • 206:44 OF SOMETHING DEAD IS THAT IT DOESN'T REPRODUCE.
  • 206:46 WE WILL NOT SAVE SOULS UNLESS WE GET OUT THERE AND DO IT.
  • 206:51 ABRAHAM AND SARA ARE OUR SUBJECT NEXT WEEK.
  • 206:55 A VERY INTERESTING PROGRAM.
  • 206:56 I HOPE YOU WILL TUNE IN TO IT.
  • 206:58 WE ARE GOING THROUGH HEBREWS 11,
  • 206:59 THE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH.
  • 207:01 AND OUR MUSIC FOR THIS SERIES
  • 207:04 IS AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE,
  • 207:06 THAT IS $12.
  • 207:07 WE HAVE PUT OUR MUSIC ON CDS.
  • 207:10 MANY PEOPLE HAVE REQUESTED THAT.
  • 207:12 THERE ARE TWO WHOLE CDS.
  • 207:14 THE FIRST ONE $49 AND THE SECOND ONE 49,
  • 207:18 BUT THEY EACH HAVE EIGHT ALBUMS ON IT.
  • 207:21 SO ASK FOR CD-1 OR CD-2.
  • 207:23 THOSE ALBUMS ARE ON CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
  • 207:26 AND OUR EARLY ALBUMS ON THE FIRST ONE
  • 207:28 AND THE LATER ALBUMS ON THE SECOND ONE.
  • 207:31 THE ENTIRE SERIES ON VIDEO $99.
  • 207:33 AND ALL OF THE PROGRAMS,
  • 207:34 ALL OF THE MUSIC.
  • 207:36 SEND TO OUR POST OFFICE BOX
  • 207:37 OR CALL THE 800 NUMBER WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD.
  • 207:40 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 207:42 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 207:44

Episodes in this series

  1. Worship — Abel
  2. Relationship — Enoch
  3. Work — Noah
  4. Acceptance — Abraham & Sarah
  5. Blessing — Isaac
  6. Endurance — Moses
  7. Belief — Joshua & Rahab
  8. Courage — Gideon & David
  9. Suffering — Paul
  10. Martyrdom — Stephen
  11. Music Program

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