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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.
Episode: “Endurance — Moses”
From the wilderness location of Wadi Kelt in the Judean Desert, Zola speaks on the great deliverer Moses. Inspired by hope in God’s promises, modern-day believers tell of endurance and strength supplied by the Perfecter of our faith.

Caption transcript for Champions of Faith: “Endurance — Moses” (6/11)

  • 59:47
  • 60:01 HEBREWS 11 HONORS
  • 60:03 THE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH WHO WANDERED IN DESERTS
  • 60:06 AND IN MOUNTAINS AND CAVES OF THE EARTH.
  • 60:09 BECAUSE OF THIS CLOUD OF WITNESSES,
  • 60:10 WE CAN RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
  • 60:15 ♪♪
  • 60:37
  • 60:45 AS THE GOD OF HEAVEN HAD CHOSEN A PEOPLE TO CALL HIS OWN,
  • 60:50 SO ALSO HE CHOSE THE MAN MOSES TO BE THEIR DELIVERER,
  • 60:54 ONE WHO WOULD GIVE HIS LAW, HIS TESTIMONY.
  • 60:58 [ speaking Hebrew ]
  • 61:01 BLESSED BE THE LORD OUR GOD,
  • 61:03 BLESSED BE THE GOD OF OUR FOREFATHERS,
  • 61:06 THE GOD OF ISRAEL, ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, I THANK YOU.
  • 61:13 AND THE TWO TABLETS OF TESTIMONY WERE THE WRITING OF
  • 61:16 GOD WRITTEN IN STONE UPON BOTH SIDES.
  • 61:18
  • 61:22 OUT OF THE OPPRESSION IN BONDAGE OF EGYPT, MOSES LED THE
  • 61:26 CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, TOOK THE LAW TO THE PEOPLE.
  • 61:33 OFTEN ALONE AND WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM A NATION IN EXODUS,
  • 61:37 MOSES ENDURED IN THE WILDERNESS ON THE STRENGTH OF HIS FAITH AND THE TRUST IN THE GREAT
  • 61:45 "I AM," A FRIEND OF GOD AND CHAMPION OF FAITH,
  • 61:48 MOSES LOOKED TOWARD THE FUTURE AND THE PROMISE OF THE REWARD THAT AWAITED HIM.
  • 61:54 HE PERSEVERED BECAUSE HE SAW HIM WHO WAS INVISIBLE
  • 61:57 AND HE HAS LEFT TO ALL THAT WOULD FOLLOW THE ENDURING WORD OF THE LORD.
  • 62:02
  • 62:05 WELL, OUR TOPIC TODAY IS MOSES AND ENDURANCE.
  • 62:09 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 62:10 WELCOME BACK TO OUR SERIES ON FAITH.
  • 62:12 WE ARE GOING THROUGH HEBREWS 11 AND THE VARIOUS HEROS IN THE
  • 62:15 OLD TESTAMENT AND THE CHARACTERISTICS
  • 62:18 OF THEIR WALK WITH THE LORD.
  • 62:20 YOU SAW MOSES WALKING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AFTER HE CONFRONTED GOD IN OUR DRAMA.
  • 62:27 HIS STORY IS GIVEN IN BRIEF IN HEBREWS 11.
  • 62:30
  • 62:46 IMAGINE WHAT A COMFORTABLE LIFE MOSES REALLY WOULD HAVE HAD
  • 62:50 GROWING UP IN THE EGYPTIAN PALACE,
  • 62:52 NOT MERELY LIKE A COURTIER OR LIKE A MEMBER OF THE KING'S ENTOURAGE,
  • 62:59 BUT PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER'S SON, IMAGINE THAT.
  • 63:04 HE WOULD BE IN THE INTIMATE COMPANY OF THE HIGHEST RULERS
  • 63:08 OF EGYPT WHICH AT THAT TIME VIRTUALLY RULED THE KNOWN WORLD.
  • 63:13 INSTEAD HE WENT WITH THE CHOSEN PEOPLE.
  • 63:16 WHAT A CHOICE, WENT WITH SLAVES.
  • 63:17
  • 63:27 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 63:28 DID MOSES KNOW CHRIST?
  • 63:29 NOT EXACTLY.
  • 63:31 THE WORD "CHRIST" IS MESSIAH AND IT WAS ALREADY WELL PUBLISHED
  • 63:34 AND WITHIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF MOSES
  • 63:36 THAT MESSIAH WOULD COME ONE DAY AND WOULD FORGIVE
  • 63:39 AN UNREGENERATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FILED THEIR SACRIFICES,
  • 63:44 DONE THEIR OBEDIENCE, KEPT THEIR FAITH IN ORDER.
  • 63:47 AND HE ESTEEMED THE MESSIAH'S ESTIMATION OF HIM GREATER THAN
  • 63:52 THE RICHES OF THE COURT OF EGYPT,
  • 63:55 WHICH IS QUITE A STATEMENT.
  • 63:56
  • 64:03 ROMANS 3:25, GOD WOULD GO ON WITH AN UNREGENERATE PEOPLE
  • 64:06 UNTIL THE COMING OF MESSIAH.
  • 64:08 MOSES HAD AN EYE FOR THE COMING OF MESSIAH AND THAT WAS INDEED A GOOD THING TO DO.
  • 64:12
  • 64:38 YOU KNOW, WHEN WE ARE TIRED OF OBEYING,
  • 64:41 THINK OF CHRIST'S OBEDIENCE.
  • 64:43 WHEN WE ARE TIRED OF CONFRONTING SIN AROUND US,
  • 64:45 THINK OF HOW HE CONFRONTED SIN.
  • 64:48 AND AS FAR AS ENDURANCE GOES, I THINK THE BIBLICAL CHAMPION REALLY MUST BE JOB.
  • 64:54 JOB WAS IN HIS GRAVE A LONG, LONG TIME AND HE WAS
  • 64:58 WAITING FOR RESURRECTION FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.
  • 65:01 I AM GOING TO JOB 14, VERSE 11.
  • 65:05 HE SAYS TO GOD,
  • 65:06
  • 65:19 IF WE STOPPED READING THERE, WE WOULD SAY JOB IS MERELY OBSERVING ALL THINGS DIE,
  • 65:24 EVERYTHING IN NATURE, MEN DIE AND FLOODS GO AWAY EVEN.
  • 65:28
  • 65:43 THIS WORD "SET TIME" IN HEBREW IS AN EXACT TIME.
  • 65:47 AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT IS USED BY THE MILITARY
  • 65:50 TO ADDRESS THE LENGTH OF YOUR HITCH IN THE ARMY.
  • 65:55 THAT IS UP AT A CERTAIN HOUR AND A CERTAIN DAY,
  • 65:58 EVERY SOLDIER KNOWS IT AND THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 66:02 JOB IS SAYING ASSIGN ME AN APPOINTED TIME TO BE IN MY GRAVE.
  • 66:07 WHY DOES HE SAY THAT?
  • 66:08
  • 66:17 AS THOUGH HE'S GOING TO CALL JOB FORTH FROM THE GRAVE.
  • 66:20 I TELL YOU WHAT, HE IS.
  • 66:21
  • 66:44 HE SAYS "I WILL SEE HIM WITH THESE EYES, MY EYES,"
  • 66:47 JOB'S EYES, NOT SOME OTHER -- HE'S NOT TALKING ABOUT REINCARNATION, NO.
  • 66:52 HE COMES BACK AS SOMETHING ELSE, NO, JOB, HE WILL LIVE.
  • 66:55 GOD WILL DESIRE THE WORK OF HIS HANDS AND HE WILL TAKE HIM
  • 66:59 FORTH FROM THE GRAVE AT AN APPOINTED TIME AND HE WILL SEE
  • 67:02 HIS REDEEMER WITH HIS OWN EYES.
  • 67:06 WELL, THIS IS ENDURANCE,
  • 67:08 WELL, HE HAS BEEN DOWN ON HIS GRAVE 4,000 YEARS
  • 67:11 AND HE'S AWAITING THE FUTURE RESURRECTION.
  • 67:14 IMAGINE.
  • 67:16 THE ULTIMATE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS THE SAME AS JOB'S FAITH.
  • 67:20 IT IS IN A RESURRECTION TO COME.
  • 67:23 WE ARE SURE IN MATTHEW 5:8 IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT,
  • 67:26 "THE PURE SHALL SEE GOD," THE LORD SAID.
  • 67:30 IN WITH 1 CORINTHIANS 2:9,
  • 67:32 "EYE HATH NOT SEEN NOR EAR HEARD NOR HEART PERCEIVED WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR US."
  • 67:38 WE WILL EVENTUALLY SEE GOD FACE TO FACE.
  • 67:41 AND II CORINTHIANS 5:10 SAYS
  • 67:43 "ALL MUST APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST."
  • 67:47 THEREFORE, WE WILL STAND WITH OUR BRIDEGROOM,
  • 67:49 FACE TO FACE WITH THE MESSIAH, WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 67:54 SEEING THE LORD FACE TO FACE IS A SCRIPTURAL MATTER OF THE UTMOST GRAVITY.
  • 67:59 THIS IS THE PROMISE WE HAVE IN OUR FUTURE IN ETERNITY,
  • 68:04 TO BE ONE WITH GOD AND SEE HIM AND BE WITH HIM AS WE WILL BE
  • 68:09 WITH CHRIST IN THE JUDGMENT SEAT FACE TO FACE, REVIEWING OUR WORKS.
  • 68:13 YOU KNOW, WHEN MOSES SAW GOD, HIS FACE KIND OF GLOWED.
  • 68:17
  • 68:54 IT PICTURES IN A WAY OUR MARRIAGE TO THE LORD,
  • 68:58 YOU KNOW, IN THE JEWISH WEDDING,
  • 69:00 THE NIGHT THAT THE BRIDEGROOM COMES LIKE A THIEF IN A NIGHT
  • 69:04 AND STEALS THE BRIDE AWAY, HER FACE IS VEILED.
  • 69:09 BECAUSE THROUGH THE ENTIRE ENGAGEMENT,
  • 69:11 WHENEVER SHE WENT OUT SHE WORE A VEIL,
  • 69:13 SHE WAS ALREADY SPOKEN FOR.
  • 69:15 THAT'S THE WAY THEY MARKED ENGAGED GIRLS.
  • 69:17 EVEN IN THE NIGHT WHEN HE PICKS HER UP,
  • 69:20 HE TAKES HER THROUGH THE STREETS AND THE GUESTS ARE ASSEMBLED,
  • 69:25 THE GUESTS CANNOT SEE THE BRIDE'S FACE,
  • 69:28 BECAUSE SHE WEARS THE VEIL.
  • 69:30 WHEN SHE GOES INTO THE CHAMBER WITH HER BRIDEGROOM,
  • 69:33 THEN SHE REMOVES THE VEIL.
  • 69:37 THEY DON'T SEE HER FACE AT THE END OF THE MARRIAGE SUPPER,
  • 69:40 WHAT WE CALLED THE RECEPTION AT THE END OF SEVEN DAYS,
  • 69:43 THEN THEY CAN SEE HER FACE.
  • 69:44 WE ARE VEILED IN FRONT OF THE WORLD.
  • 69:47 THE VEIL IS OUR FAITH.
  • 69:48 IT IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE WORLD
  • 69:50 AND WE WILL BE VEILED UNTIL WE ARE WITH CHRIST
  • 69:53 IN WHICH CASE, OUR VEIL IS OFF WHICH IS TO SAY YOU KNOW,
  • 69:57 WE ARE VERY GOOD CHRISTIANS FOR EACH OTHER DOWN HERE,
  • 70:00 BUT WHEN WE ARE WITH HIM, HE KNOWS OUR WORK WELL.
  • 70:03 EVERY WORK WE HAVE DONE, GOOD OR BAD,
  • 70:05 AND HE REVIEWS THOSE WITH US IN THE JUDGMENT SEAT.
  • 70:07 AND SO THE CONGREGATION COULD NOT SEE THE FACE OF MOSES AFTER HE SAW GOD,
  • 70:13 THE WEDDING GUESTS CANNOT SEE THE FACE OF THE BRIDE,
  • 70:16 WHEN HER BRIDEGROOM BRINGS HER.
  • 70:18 ONLY HE SEES HER FACE IN THE BRIDAL CHAMBER.
  • 70:22 WELL, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE.
  • 70:24 THE IDEA OF ENDURANCE IS ALSO EXPRESSED IN LUKE 22:31-32
  • 70:32 WHERE THE LORD SPEAKS OF STRENGTHENING THE BRETHREN.
  • 70:35 HE TALKING WITH PETER, HE SAYS, "SIMON --"
  • 70:37 HE CALLS HIM SIMON --
  • 70:39 HE SAID, "KEEP YOUR FAITH AND STRENGTHEN THE BRETHREN."
  • 70:45 THE LORD KNOWS WHAT ENDURANCE CHRISTIANITY TAKES.
  • 70:49 YOU KNOW, IF WE WEREN'T TO DO SOME ASSIGNMENT,
  • 70:53 TO USE OUR GIFTS TO ACCOMPLISH GOOD WORKS,
  • 70:55 WE COULD GO ON TO HEAVEN THE DAY WE WERE SAVED.
  • 70:58 THERE IS NO REASON TO STAY DOWN IN THIS WORLD AND BE SEPARATED,
  • 71:01 WEAR A VEIL, BE WORKERS IN A FIELD, SOLDIERS IN A ARMY,
  • 71:04 OTHER THAN IF WE WIN MORE SOULS, IF WE TESTIFY OF HIM.
  • 71:09 OUR GOOD WORKS IMPRESS THE WORLD TO COME TO GOD,
  • 71:13 TO SEE GOD AS WE ARE GOING TO SEE GOD FACE TO FACE.
  • 71:16 AND THE IMAGES THAT WE MUST ENDURE A LONG TIME.
  • 71:22 AND THE LORD CAUTIONS PETER TO START WITH, TO ENDURE,
  • 71:27 AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT PASSAGE ENDS WITH PETER SAYING,
  • 71:30 "I WILL ENDURE ANYTHING FOR YOU."
  • 71:32 AND THE LORD WILL SAY, "WILL YOU?
  • 71:33 "YOU WILL DENY ME THREE TIMES."
  • 71:35 AND THAT DOES HAPPEN.
  • 71:37 AN IMMEDIATE EXAMPLE OF KIND OF A PHONY ASSURANCE OF FAITH
  • 71:42 CAN LEAD TO AND HOW HARD IT IS TO REALLY KEEP THE PUREST FAITH.
  • 71:49 AND THE PASSAGE ADDRESSED TO THE JEWS, MATTHEW 24:13,
  • 71:53 THIS IS ABOUT THE SIGNS OF THE END.
  • 71:57 THE DISCIPLES ASKED THE LORD WHAT WILL BE THE SIGNS OF THY COMING AND THE END OF THE AGE.
  • 72:01 AND THE LORD LISTS OUT A BUNCH OF THEM.
  • 72:03 WE ARE VERY FAMILIAR.
  • 72:05 FALSE CHRISTS, FALSE PROPHETS, WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS,
  • 72:08 FAMINES, PESTILENCE, EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES AND TRAVAIL AND BETRAYAL AND INIQUITY,
  • 72:17 OF SO MANY THINGS THAT ARE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE
  • 72:20 TRIBULATION PERIOD AND HE IS TALKING TO THE JEWS.
  • 72:23
  • 72:31 MOST EMPHATICALLY WE RECOGNIZE ISRAEL IN THERE.
  • 72:33 ISRAEL IS HATED OF ALL NATIONS OTHER THAN OUR OWN NATION
  • 72:37 I SUPPOSE, AND I SOMETIMES WONDER ABOUT US.
  • 72:41 AND THERE IS NO OTHER NATION SO LARGE OR SMALL,
  • 72:43 ESPECIALLY SO SMALL AS ISRAEL,
  • 72:45 THAT IS HATED BY ALL NATIONS,
  • 72:47 BUT YOU KNOW, THE UNITED NATIONS
  • 72:49 HOLDS SPECIAL MEETINGS TO TALK ABOUT EVERY MOVE OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT.
  • 72:52 NOT CARING THAT THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS ARE KILLED,
  • 72:56 THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS ARE KILLED IN DIFFERENT WARS
  • 72:59 AND DIFFERENT REVOLUTIONS AROUND THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE
  • 73:04 AND SO ON, BUT CARING THAT THE ISRAELIS ARE BUILDING APARTMENT BUILDINGS.
  • 73:08 THIS IS HATRED.
  • 73:09 HATRED OF ALL NATIONS, BETRAYAL, OFFENSE.
  • 73:13 AND THERE'S AN INTERESTING PASSAGE TOWARD THE END OF THE CHAPTER, WELL, IN MATTHEW 24:13.
  • 73:20
  • 73:26 THIS IS WHY IT IS NOT ADDRESSED TO THE CHURCH.
  • 73:28 THE CHURCH IS SAVED NOW AND DOESN'T HAVE TO ENDURE UNTIL THE END OF THE TRIBULATION.
  • 73:31 I BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS GOING IN THE RAPTURE BEFORE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 73:35 BUT THE JEWS WHO ARE NOT SAVED NOW AND WHO WE DON'T WITNESS TO
  • 73:39 OR DON'T WITNESS TO SUCCESSFULLY
  • 73:41 MUST SOMEHOW IF THEY ARE TO BE SAVED,
  • 73:44 ENDURE ALL THE WAY TO THE END,
  • 73:47 THAT IS, TO WHEN THE SECOND COMING IS AT THE END
  • 73:49 OF ALL OF THIS TRIBULATION AND THE START OF THE KINGDOM.
  • 73:51 IN ORDER TO BE SAVED, IN ORDER TO BE THERE WHEN
  • 73:53 HE COMES DOWN ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 73:55 AND THEY CAN LOOK UPON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED,
  • 73:58 MOURN FOR HIM AS FOR AN ONLY SON AND SO IT IS FOR THE JEWS.
  • 74:02 AND FOR THE CHURCH, IT IS UP TO US TO ENDURE TO THE RAPTURE.
  • 74:06
  • 74:23 WALK DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 74:27 SAIL ACROSS THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 74:31 RIDE TO THE SUMMIT OF MASADA.
  • 74:35 FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 74:38 FIND THE TREASURES OF PETRA.
  • 74:43 EXPLORE THE HOLY LAND FOR YOURSELF.
  • 74:46 JOIN ME ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL.
  • 74:50 COME WALK WITH US IN THE SHADOWS OF ABRAHAM, DAVID,
  • 74:53 PAUL, THE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH.
  • 74:57 TRAVEL THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 75:01 DISCOVER THE JEWISH ROOTS OF YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 75:05 FROM BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN RIVER TO COMMUNION AT THE GARDEN TOMB.
  • 75:09 YOUR TRIP TO ISRAEL WILL BE A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
  • 75:12 YOU'LL NEVER FORGET, COME, JOIN US.
  • 75:17 TOUR THE HOLY LAND WITH ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 75:20
  • 75:24 WELL, OUR LOCATION WAS IN THE BEAUTIFUL JUDEAN WILDERNESS.
  • 75:28 THERE IS REAL DESERT JUST PRACTICALLY OUTSIDE OF JERUSALEM
  • 75:32 AND REMINDS US OF THE GREAT DAYS OF MOSES.
  • 75:35 NOW WE'RE GOING TO TESTIMONIES OF JEWISH AND GENTILE BELIEVERS,
  • 75:41 THAT COME RIGHT OUT OF THE BOOK OF HEBREWS.
  • 75:42 SAME LIVES OF FAITH.
  • 75:46 THIS IS ROBERT KAPLAN WHO FOUND
  • 75:47 ENDURING FAITH WHEN HE ACCEPTED
  • 75:49 YESHUA AS HIS LORD.
  • 75:51 I CAME OUT OF WHAT I AM GOING TO CALL A FAIRLY STANDARD,
  • 75:54 AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE JEWISH BACKGROUND WITH AN EDUCATION
  • 75:58 THAT LET ME KNOW WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED,
  • 76:01 I AM JEWISH, I AM A JEW, I AM HAPPY ABOUT THAT, I AM PROUD ABOUT THAT.
  • 76:06 THE FACT THAT WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, AS AN EXAMPLE,
  • 76:10 I MET A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO TRAINED ME PROFESSIONALLY TO BECOME A MEDIUM.
  • 76:15 IF YOU ASKED ME AT THAT TIME IF YOU ARE A JEW?
  • 76:18 I WOULD SHRUG AND GO "OF COURSE."
  • 76:19 I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT DEUTERONOMY 18.
  • 76:21 IF I HAD I WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN IT SERIOUSLY.
  • 76:24 IT IS JUST STUFF THAT I LEARNED ABOUT.
  • 76:26 LATER ON I WENT TO ISRAEL.
  • 76:30 AND I LIVED IN ISRAEL FOR A YEAR.
  • 76:32 I LIVED AND STUDIED FOR A WHILE IN MEA SHEARIM.
  • 76:34 AND THERE WAS A RABBI, USING AN ORANGE,
  • 76:42 YOU KNOW, HE SAID, "HOW MUCH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WOULD
  • 76:46 "IT TAKE FOR US TO CREATE THIS ORANGE?
  • 76:48 "THEREFORE, LET'S LOOK AT THE HAND,
  • 76:51 "AND NOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT GOD."
  • 76:53 AND I SAID, "WOW, YOU'RE RIGHT, OKAY."
  • 76:57 AND AT THAT TIME, I RETURNED BACK TO AMERICA,
  • 77:02 AND WITHIN A FEW MONTHS I HAD A VISION, AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL VISION.
  • 77:07 THE VISION TOOK ME THROUGH WHAT I AM ASSUMING WAS THE WRATH
  • 77:10 OF GOD AND THE DISSOLVING OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE EARTH.
  • 77:13 THE REASON THE VISION OCCURRED WAS BECAUSE I HAD JUST COMPLETED
  • 77:17 AT THE AGE OF 21 READING THE BOOK OF MATTHEW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE.
  • 77:21 SO I READ THE BOOK OF MATTHEW, I FELL ASLEEP,
  • 77:23 I HAD THIS VISION, THAT MY KNEE STILL BOTHERS ME FROM.
  • 77:27 THERE WAS AN INCIDENT IN THE VISION WHEN MY KNEE WAS HURT.
  • 77:29 MY KNEE STILL BOTHERS ME FROM THAT.
  • 77:31 I CALL IT MY SIN KNEE, SO I KNEW AT THAT POINT,
  • 77:35 THERE WAS NO DOUBT AND NEVER HAS BEEN FROM THAT POINT,
  • 77:37 JESUS IS YESHUA, IS GOD, IS LORD.
  • 77:40 HOW HE DOES IT, I DON'T KNOW.
  • 77:44 FOR A WHILE BECAUSE OF MY THEOLOGY,
  • 77:46 I THOUGHT I COULD UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 77:47 DURING THIS TIME, I MET A JEWISH LADY.
  • 77:50 WE BECAME MARRIED.
  • 77:51 BECAUSE OF MY INTELLECT, I WAS ABLE TO THEOLOGICALLY
  • 77:53 COMFORT HER FROM TIME TO TIME, AND SAY, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT THIS."
  • 77:57 YOU KNOW, I CAN EXPLAIN IT TO YOU.
  • 77:59 OUR DAUGHTER WAS BORN.
  • 78:01 WHEN OUR DAUGHTER WAS VERBAL ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY HEAR ME
  • 78:03 TEACHING HER ABOUT YESHUA, MY WIFE BECAME FRANTIC
  • 78:06 AND OUR RELATIONSHIP SOURED BEYOND RECONCILIATION.
  • 78:10 AS A MATTER OF FACT, AT ONE POINT I WAS TEACHING
  • 78:12 JEWISH HISTORY AT A REFORM SYNAGOGUE IN TEXAS
  • 78:15 AND MY WIFE FINKED ON ME TO THE RABBI
  • 78:17 AND I WAS FIRED FROM THIS JOB.
  • 78:18 NONETHELESS, I KNEW THE LORD HAS ME,
  • 78:22 I AM GOING TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
  • 78:24 THAT MARRIAGE EVENTUALLY ENDED IN A DIVORCE.
  • 78:27 I LOST, IN ESSENCE, CUSTODY OF MY DAUGHTER.
  • 78:31 MY WIFE TRIED TO KEEP ME AWAY FROM HER.
  • 78:33 SHE DIDN'T WANT THIS GIRL CORRUPTED BY THESE INSANE TEACHINGS OF MINE.
  • 78:37 I AM JEWISH AND YET THIS STUFF ABOUT JESUS.
  • 78:41 I DON'T CARE IF YOU CALL HIM YESHUA OR HOWDY DOODY,
  • 78:44 YOU KNOW, YOU'RE GOING TO DRIVE YOUR DAUGHTER AS CRAZY AS I BELIEVE YOU TO BE.
  • 78:48 THEN SOMETHING OCCURRED IN HER LIFE.
  • 78:50 I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A VOICE OR A VISION
  • 78:52 OR A CONVICTION, BUT SHE SAID,
  • 78:55 "I THINK I HAVE BEEN TREATING YOU TOO HARSHLY WITH THESE CONVICTIONS,
  • 78:58 "CAN I TRY AND UNDERSTAND SOMETHING NOW OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE?"
  • 79:02 WE RECONCILED AND REMARRIED.
  • 79:04 MY DAUGHTER THEN HAD A MESSIANIC UPBRINGING FROM THAT POINT.
  • 79:08 MY ENDURANCE IS STILL MY ENDURANCE.
  • 79:12 AND THE LORD IS STILL THE LORD AND MY LIFE,
  • 79:13 THANK GOD, IS STILL HIS, NOT MINE.
  • 79:16 CHRISTINE AND LORNE THOMAS CAN
  • 79:18 RELATE TO MOSES AND ENDURING FAITH BECAUSE THEY, TOO,
  • 79:20 HAVE HAD TO WALK THROUGH THE WILDERNESS.
  • 79:23 SOME SAID THEIR NEWBORN BABY WOULD NEVER SURVIVE.
  • 79:26 IT BEGAN WHEN WE CONCEIVED AND THERE WAS DIFFICULTY WITH THE PREGNANCY.
  • 79:30 AND ON INTO HER BIRTH, AND THEN A YEAR AND HALF
  • 79:33 AFTER HER BIRTH WITH DIFFERENT SURGERIES THAT THE BABY
  • 79:37 WENT THROUGH AND EACH TIME, YOU THINK, LORD,
  • 79:40 IS THIS THE END OF OUR TRIAL, THE END OF OUR TEST?
  • 79:44 BUT WE JUST HAD TO KEEP ENDURING AND KEEP GOING.
  • 79:49 MOSES LED THE ISRAELITES THROUGH THE WILDERNESS AND THEY THOUGHT
  • 79:52 LORD, IS THIS THE LAST LAP?
  • 79:54 AND HE WOULD SAY, "NO, YOU NEED TO FINISH THE COURSE, KEEP GOING.
  • 79:58 "I WILL LEAD YOU OUT WHEN IT'S TIME."
  • 80:00 WE NEVER KNEW WHEN THE TIME OUT WAS GOING TO BE.
  • 80:02 BUT WE WOULD SAY WE MADE IT THIS FAR, ANOTHER LAP.
  • 80:06 WE CAN ENDURE ANOTHER ONE.
  • 80:09 THERE WAS NOT MUCH CHOICE.
  • 80:12 WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THAT,
  • 80:14 YOU ARE CONSUMED WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND YOU.
  • 80:17 THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS PRAY.
  • 80:19 THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS GET ALONE
  • 80:21 WITH GOD AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AT THAT TIME.
  • 80:24 BUT IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTINUE ON AND DO THAT BECAUSE
  • 80:26 THAT'S WHAT IS GOING TO CARRY YOU,
  • 80:28 THAT AND THE PRAYERS OF OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 80:30 WE KEPT AT IT AND KEPT PRAYING,
  • 80:32 BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WERE GOING ON AT THE TIME
  • 80:35 WERE VERY POWERFUL AND IT IS EASY TO GET OFF FOCUS
  • 80:38 AND NOT UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.
  • 80:42 WE STILL NEED TO GET BACK TO HIM.
  • 80:45 THE BABY WAS BORN TWO AND HALF MONTHS EARLY.
  • 80:47 AND SO SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL TWO MONTHS BEFORE WE COULD BRING HER HOME.
  • 80:52 WHEN WE BROUGHT HER HOME, SHE WAS WITH US ONE WEEK
  • 80:55 BEFORE SHE GOT SICK AND HAD TO GO BACK IN.
  • 80:58 WE THOUGHT SURELY, LORD, THIS IS THE END.
  • 81:01 WE'LL HAVE OUR BABY HOME WITH US.
  • 81:03 ENDURING NIGHTS OF EMERGENCY ROOM TRIPS
  • 81:06 AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL, BLEEDING --
  • 81:09 THINKING THAT THE CHILD WAS LOST.
  • 81:11 AND SO THEY HAD TO DO AN OPERATION TO OPEN UP
  • 81:13 HER WINDPIPE AND AT THAT TIME,
  • 81:15 SHE WAS IN ICU UNIT FOR WEEKS
  • 81:18 AND SHE WAS PARALYZED SO SHE COULD HEAL
  • 81:21 FROM THE OPERATION, THE SURGERY TO HER THROAT
  • 81:24 AND THEN AFTER THAT, THE HEALING WAS NOT AS EXPECTED
  • 81:30 THERE WAS SCAR TISSUE FORMED AND THEY HAD TO GO BACK IN.
  • 81:33 WE KEPT PUTTING ON OUR ARMOR, WE KEEP THE SHIELD OF FAITH UP
  • 81:39 THERE BLOCKING THE DOUBT AND DEPRESSION AND DISCOURAGEMENT THAT CAME IN.
  • 81:45 THERE WAS A SCRIPTURE IN ACTS THAT WE TAPED TO HER LITTLE
  • 81:50 INCUBATOR THAT SHE WAS IN.
  • 81:52 WHEN SHE WAS BORN IN THE HOSPITAL.
  • 81:54 IT TALKED ABOUT HOW:
  • 81:55
  • 82:02 AND WE KNEW THAT HE HAD OUR BABY IN HIS HANDS
  • 82:05 AND WE HAD TO SURRENDER HER TO HIM.
  • 82:07 WE HAD TO NOT LET IT BE DEPENDENT ON US
  • 82:11 BUT GIVE IT UP AND GIVE IT TO GOD.
  • 82:13 SAY, "GOD, IT'S IN YOUR HANDS,"
  • 82:15 SHE WAS YOUR CHILD BEFORE SHE WAS OUR CHILD.
  • 82:18 CELESTE IS A PICTURE OF PICTURE AND A WALKING MIRACLE
  • 82:23 AND SHE BLESSES US EVERY TIME WE SEE HER.
  • 82:25 AND WE FORGET WHERE GOD HAS BROUGHT US,
  • 82:28 WE JUST LOOK AT HER AND REALIZE THE LITTLE TRIAL WE ARE GOING
  • 82:31 THROUGH NOW IS MINUSCULE COMPARED TO WHAT HE BROUGHT US THROUGH.
  • 82:36 SHE'S A JOY TO HAVE IN OUR FAMILY NOW.
  • 82:39
  • 82:40 ♪♪
  • 82:51 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU CRYING FOR JERUSALEM, YOUR LAND ♪
  • 82:59 ♪ LOOKING DOWN FROM ON THE HILL, ♪
  • 83:05 ♪ YOUR SACRIFICE AT HAND ♪
  • 83:10 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU WEEPING ♪
  • 83:14 ♪ SORROW FOR WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ♪
  • 83:19 ♪ YOUR HAND OUTSTRETCHED UPON THE CROSS ♪
  • 83:23 ♪ REACHING FOR THE SONS OF MEN ♪
  • 83:28 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO STILL ARE LOST ♪
  • 83:37 ♪ TO SIMPLY ASK FORGIVE ME, LORD, ♪
  • 83:42 ♪ I UNDERSTAND THE COST ♪
  • 83:48 ♪♪
  • 84:20 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU WEEPING ♪
  • 84:25 ♪ SORROW FOR WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ♪
  • 84:29 ♪ YOUR HAND OUTSTRETCHED UPON THE CROSS ♪
  • 84:33 ♪ REACHING FOR THE SONS OF MEN ♪
  • 84:37 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO STILL ARE LOST ♪
  • 84:46 ♪ TO SIMPLY ASK FORGIVE ME, LORD, I UNDERSTAND THE COST ♪
  • 84:57 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO STILL ARE LOST ♪
  • 85:07 ♪ TO SIMPLY ASK FORGIVE ME, LORD, I UNDERSTAND THE COST ♪♪
  • 85:25
  • 85:29 WELL, YOU KNOW, OUT IN A RESTAURANT
  • 85:31 THEY TELL YOU THE CHEF'S SUGGESTION.
  • 85:32 WELL, THAT SONG IS THE COMPOSER'S SUGGESTION ON THIS ALBUM.
  • 85:36 "HEARING YOU."
  • 85:37 I COMPOSED THAT WHEN I WAS A GUEST IN A HOUSE
  • 85:40 THAT OVERLOOKED THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
  • 85:43 I WAS JUST LOOKING AT UNENDING,
  • 85:45 THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION AT PEACE AND QUIET
  • 85:50 AND JUST I DON'T KNOW, THE SONG CAME TO ME THERE
  • 85:53 AND IT IS A REALLY SPECIAL ONE.
  • 85:56 SUZANNE DAVIS IS THE SINGER.
  • 85:59 SHE MARRIED DANNY DAVIS.
  • 86:00 THEY WERE IN "BELOVED THIEF" TOGETHER.
  • 86:02 IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE MUSICAL,
  • 86:04 HE KEPT POURING A CUP FOR HER AND PUTTING IT IN FRONT OF HER
  • 86:06 AND SHE KEPT LIFTING IT AND LIFTING IT,
  • 86:08 AND AFTER THE SHOW WAS OVER, THEY DECIDED TO GET MARRIED.
  • 86:10 AND THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN NOW AND THAT WAS 10 YEARS AGO OR MAYBE MORE.
  • 86:14 AND SUZANNE HAS COME BACK TO SING FOR US.
  • 86:17 AND SHE WAS ALSO IN THE ROLE OF MARY IN OUR CHRISTMAS MUSICAL,
  • 86:22 "MINE EYES HAVE SEEN."
  • 86:25 NOW, THE BOOK OF HEBREWS COMMENDS MOSES' MINISTRY.
  • 86:28 IN HEBREWS 11:29,
  • 86:31
  • 86:41 AND HE IS SPECIALLY COMMENDED IN THIS CHAPTER ON FAITH.
  • 86:46 WELL, NEXT WEEK, WE'LL TAKE UP JOSHUA AND RAHAB.
  • 86:49 A VERY EXCITING STORY.
  • 86:51 WHENEVER I MENTION RAHAB, I LIKE TO SAY WHAT SHE SAID
  • 86:54 AS A GENTILE IN THE LAND, NOT A JEW.
  • 86:56 SHE SAID, "I KNOW THAT THE LORD HATH GIVEN YOU THE LAND,"
  • 87:00 SHE SAID TO JOSHUA.
  • 87:03 WELL, YOU CAN GET THE VIDEO SERIES NOW.
  • 87:04 WE'LL HAVE IT READY.
  • 87:05 10 PROGRAMS, PLUS THE EXTRA,
  • 87:08 THE MUSIC SHOW WITH THE VIDEO FOOTAGE
  • 87:10 OF THE ACTORS AND SO ON,
  • 87:12 REALLY 11 PROGRAMS FOR $99.
  • 87:14 AND I THINK THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD DEAL.
  • 87:16 IT IS THE WAY TO STUDY.
  • 87:18 YOU CAN STOP THE TAPE,
  • 87:19 YOU CAN PLAY IT ANY TIME.
  • 87:20 YOU CAN BRING FRIENDS IN
  • 87:21 AND SHOW IT TO THEM
  • 87:23 AND SO GET THE VIDEO SERIES.
  • 87:24 IF YOU DON'T HAVE A VCR,
  • 87:26 IT IS A GOOD TIME TO GET ONE.
  • 87:27 THE PRICES HAVE FALLEN.
  • 87:28 I REALLY RECOMMEND IT.
  • 87:29 WE CAN SUPPLY ANY OF OUR
  • 87:30 PROGRAMS TO YOU ON
  • 87:32 VIDEOTAPE AT ANY TIME.
  • 87:33 AND OUR LEVITT LETTER AND OUR CATALOG ALWAYS FREE OF CHARGE.
  • 87:37 AND REMEMBER THE FUNDS, FOLKS, WE NEED THE HELP.
  • 87:40 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 87:42 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 87:44

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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