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Episode: “2011 and Beyond,” Part 2
From the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Dr. Jeffrey Seif reviews some of the highlights for this past year and considers the future and what it holds for believers, the ministry and the world.

Caption transcript for “2011 and Beyond,” Part 2

  • 00:16 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
  • 00:23 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK.
  • 00:27 FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:42 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:44 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 00:45 PLEASED TO WELCOME AGAIN
  • 00:47 TO A SPECIAL EDITION
  • 00:49 OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:52 NORMALLY I DO THAT "HEARTY SHALOM TO YOU" STUFF IN OUR STUDIO IN DALLAS.
  • 00:56 BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL FORGIVE ME THIS TIME AS I'M COMING TO YOU FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 01:03 AND...OH...
  • 01:05 WHAT A VISTA BEHIND ME!
  • 01:07 AND I KNOW IT'S INSPIRED YOU,
  • 01:08 SAVE THE FACT YOU COULD PROBABLY DO WITHOUT THAT DOME OF THE ROCK
  • 01:11 AND LIKE ME YOU MAY BE LOOKING FOR THE DAY WHEN THE TEMPLE IS BUILT THERE.
  • 01:17 WELL THAT DAY'S COMING.
  • 01:19 WANT TO REMIND YOU OF A VERSE IN SCRIPTURE...
  • 01:21 ZECHARIAH SPOKE OF DAY WHEN NOT ONLY IS THIS LAND RESTORED AND JEHOVAH WORSHIP IN IT,
  • 01:29 BUT HE SAYS,
  • 01:41 I COME HERE ALL THE TIME AND I WANT TO TELL YOU
  • 01:43 THAT SOMETIMES I FEEL VERY ALONE IN WHAT I DO AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 01:47 BECAUSE LIKE JEWS THE WORLD OVER,
  • 01:49 WE FEEL LIKE THE WORLD'S AGAINST US
  • 01:52 AND THERE'S GOOD REASONS WHY WE FEEL THAT WAY.
  • 01:55 HOWEVER, TRUTH BE KNOWN,
  • 01:57 THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
  • 02:01 AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME OF YOU IN WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT.
  • 02:05 WE LIKE TO POKE OUR CAMERAS AROUND HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 02:08 AND SHOW THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY...AND THIS IS THE GOOD.
  • 02:12 I WANT TO BEGIN THIS YEAR END PROGRAM BY REFLECTING SOME ON THE YEAR
  • 02:16 AND TAKING YOU ON A JOURNEY WHERE WE'VE BEEN.
  • 02:19 ONE OF THE PLACES WE TOOK YOU TO
  • 02:21 A STORY WHERE THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS WERE COMING
  • 02:25 TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
  • 02:28 WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY,
  • 02:31 A MASSIVE MARCH THAT LIGHTS THE CANDLES OF JEWS ALL OVER ISRAEL.
  • 02:36 COME WITH ME AND LET'S LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL MARCH HERE AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
  • 02:44 (Singing)
  • 02:53 AND WHAT IS YOUR FEELING
  • 02:54 AS AN ISRAELI
  • 02:55 TO SEE NOT ONLY THE ISRAELIS
  • 02:56 BUT ALL THESE PEOPLE?
  • 02:57 I'M PROUD...
  • 02:58 I'M SO PROUD TO SEE
  • 02:59 WHAT EVERYBODY DOES FOR US
  • 03:01 ON THIS PARADE AND BESIDE THAT
  • 03:03 TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE
  • 03:05 LIKE JERUSALEM AND APPRECIATE
  • 03:08 WHAT JERUSALEM DOES FOR US.
  • 03:10 I KNOW A JEW IS MY BEST FRIEND.
  • 03:13 HE WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM
  • 03:15 2,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 03:16 HIS NAME IS YESHUA HA MASHIACH
  • 03:18 HE'S LIVING DEEP IN MY HEART.
  • 03:20 I LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 03:22 THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 03:24 (Singing)
  • 03:28 IT'S A BIBLICAL MANDATE.
  • 03:30 AND IF WE WANT TO BE
  • 03:31 BLESSED BY GOD
  • 03:32 WE NEED TO BLESS ISRAEL.
  • 03:33 AS ISRAELIS WHAT IS YOUR FEELING
  • 03:36 SEEING SO MANY INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE?
  • 03:39 I'M VERY HAPPY...
  • 03:40 IT'S VERY PLEASANT
  • 03:41 FOR ME TO SEE ALL THIS
  • 03:43 AND ALL THE TOURISTS
  • 03:44 THAT COME HERE...
  • 03:45 IT'S SOMETHING....
  • 03:49 IMPOSSIBLE!
  • 03:52 (Singing)
  • 03:55 WHY DO THINK THAT SO MANY
  • 03:57 CHRISTIANS SUPPORT ISRAEL
  • 03:59 AS THEY DO?
  • 04:00 ACTUALLY IT IS CLEAR...YES
  • 04:02 WE ALWAYS HEARD
  • 04:03 ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLES
  • 04:05 THAT'S AGAINST US
  • 04:06 AND WE SEE SO MANY PEOPLE
  • 04:07 THAT REALLY LOVES US
  • 04:08 AND IT'S REALLY TOUCHING.
  • 04:10 IT JUST MAKES ME VERY HAPPY.
  • 04:12 I'M PROUD TO BE A JEW.
  • 04:14 I'M PROUD TO BE IN YERUSHALAYIM
  • 04:16 AND I'M PROUD TO BE
  • 04:18 SHARING ALL OF THIS...
  • 04:20 SUKKOTH...
  • 04:21 THE PARADE...
  • 04:22 EVERYTHING...
  • 04:23 THANKS TO GOD
  • 04:25 WE CAN CELEBRATE THIS WAY.
  • 04:27 (chanting) WE LOVE ISRAEL...WE LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 04:32 IT'S OUR SECOND TIME
  • 04:33 HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 04:34 AND WE'RE REAL EXCITED
  • 04:35 IT'S AMAZING.
  • 04:37 I THINK IT'S AMAZING
  • 04:38 TO SEE THE NATIONS
  • 04:39 COMING TO SUPPORT ISRAEL.
  • 04:41 IT'S HAPPENING...
  • 04:42 IT'S A PROPHECY
  • 04:43 AND I THINK IT'S AMAZING
  • 04:44 HOW GOD IS BRINGING
  • 04:46 ALL THE NATIONS TOGETHER
  • 04:47 TO ISRAEL.
  • 04:48 IT'S VERY, VERY MOVING
  • 04:49 TO SEE SO MANY NON-JEWS
  • 04:52 WHO OBVIOUSLY LOVE US
  • 04:56 AND IT'S VERY, VERY MOVING
  • 04:59 AND IT'S A SIGN THAT
  • 05:02 WE'RE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
  • 05:09 HOW'S THAT FOR SOME WONDERFUL FOOTAGE AND GREAT TESTIMONIES?
  • 05:14 I THANK GOD FOR IT ALL.
  • 05:17 PEOPLE COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND SAY,
  • 05:20 "ISRAEL, WE'RE BEHIND YOU".
  • 05:22 I MET ONE SUCH PERSON HERE WHO WASN'T FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 05:25 WHO WAS FROM THIS PART OF THE WORLD.
  • 05:28 ROSEMARY SCHINDLER,
  • 05:30 RELATED BY MARRIAGE INTO THE OSKAR SCHINDLER FAMILY TOLD ME,
  • 05:35 "JEFF, YOU NEED TO MEET NAIM KHOURY, A BAPTIST PASTOR OF ARAB EXTRACT IN BETHLEHEM."
  • 05:44 WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT NAIM
  • 05:47 ISN'T SIMPLY THAT HE STANDS FOR JESUS IN AN ISLAMIC WORLD
  • 05:51 UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
  • 05:54 BUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH STANDING FOR JESUS
  • 05:57 HE STANDS WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 06:00 IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT.
  • 06:02 SOME PEOPLE SAY,
  • 06:03 "WELL THIS TELEVISION PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT THE JEWS."
  • 06:06 NO...ITS PRINCIPALLY ABOUT JEWISH CONCERNS, TRUE,
  • 06:10 BUT I'M ALL ABOUT WANTING TO PUT SPOTLIGHTS ON WORTHY PEOPLE
  • 06:14 AND THIS ARAB BROTHER IN THE LORD IS WORTHY PEOPLE.
  • 06:19 WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH HIM THIS YEAR
  • 06:22 AND HAD A PROGRAM CENTERED AROUND HIM.
  • 06:24 LET'S HEAR FROM HIM NOW...
  • 06:25 DR. NAIM KHOURY,
  • 06:27 ARAB CHRISTIAN PASTOR
  • 06:29 OF BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH.
  • 06:33 (Jeff speaking) WE'RE HERE AT THE CHURCH NOW...
  • 06:35 YOUR CHURCH IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 06:36 AND YOUR HOME IS ON
  • 06:38 THE PROPERTY OF THE FACILITY.
  • 06:39 YOU'RE COMING HOME
  • 06:41 ONE EVENING...
  • 06:43 OR WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET SHOT IF I CAN ASK?
  • 06:45 YES, AS I SAID BEFORE...
  • 06:47 BELIEVING IN
  • 06:48 THE COVENANT OF GOD
  • 06:49 WITH ABRAHAM
  • 06:51 YOU MAKE LOTS OF ENEMIES
  • 06:52 AMONG THE TRADITIONAL CHURCHES
  • 06:56 LIKE THE PALESTINIAN...
  • 06:57 THE ARABS...
  • 06:59 BECAUSE THEY DO BELIEVE IN THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY...
  • 07:01 IN OTHER WORDS...ISRAEL....
  • 07:03 THE CHURCH REPLACED ISRAEL...
  • 07:05 GOD HAS FINISHED WITH ISRAEL AND ALL OF THAT...
  • 07:10 BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE...
  • 07:11 GOD HAS NOT FINISHED WITH ISRAEL YET.
  • 07:14 AND THE RESULT OF THAT...
  • 07:16 THEY DID NOT LIKE FOR ME TO TEACH THE WHOLE TRUTH
  • 07:22 ABOUT THE BIBLE AND THE COVENANT...
  • 07:25 IN OTHER WORDS...
  • 07:27 SO YOU'RE TELLING THAT STORY
  • 07:28 HERE IN YOUR CHURCH
  • 07:30 AND WORD IS GETTING OUT
  • 07:31 AND PEOPLE ARE COMING AND TALKING TO YOU SAYING
  • 07:33 YOU NEED TO GET RID OF THAT MESSAGE
  • 07:34 AND YOU SAID, "NO".
  • 07:35 NO... I CANNOT
  • 07:36 BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE WHOLE BIBLE.
  • 07:39 I BELIEVE IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT
  • 07:41 AS THE INSPIRED, INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD.
  • 07:44 IT'S THE COVENANT OF GOD.
  • 07:46 AND GOD SAID TO ME...
  • 07:47 HE SAID IF YOU NEED TO BE BLESSED
  • 07:49 YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN AND SHARE THE FULL COVENANT
  • 07:54 AND THE PROMISES OF GOD WITH ABRAHAM.
  • 07:56 IT'S AN EVERLASTING COVENANT FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER...
  • 07:59 AND NO ONE CAN REPLACE IT OR CHANGE IT.
  • 08:02 THE RESULT OF THAT...
  • 08:04 I START TO FACE DIFFICULTIES AND PROBLEMS HERE IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 08:07 THIS CHURCH WAS BOMBED 14 TIMES.
  • 08:10 14 TIMES?
  • 08:13 AND FOUR YEARS AGO I WAS SHOT...FOUR BULLETS...
  • 08:16 ONE HIT MY LEFT SHOULDER HERE...
  • 08:20 AND A LOT OF THREATENING...
  • 08:23 A LOT OF DIFFICULTIES...
  • 08:25 BUT I BELIEVE FROM ALL MY HEART THAT MY TIME IS NOT TO GO YET...
  • 08:30 I NEED TO KEEP THE MESSAGE...
  • 08:32 PREACH THE MESSAGE.
  • 08:34 I GUESS IT'S NOT YOUR TIME YET
  • 08:35 BECAUSE YOU'RE STILL HERE
  • 08:36 AND YOU'RE STILL PREACHING AND TEACHING.
  • 08:38 AMEN
  • 08:39 NOW ON THE WAY HERE
  • 08:40 OUR PRODUCER KEN BERG TOLD ME,
  • 08:43 HE SAYS, "THERE'S SOMEONE THAT YOU NEED TO MEET".
  • 08:46 HE SAID, "JEFFREY YOU NEED TO MEET PASTOR KHOURY"
  • 08:50 BECAUSE YOU CAME SO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • 08:52 I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY NOW THAT I'M HEARING YOUR STORY.
  • 08:57 PERSECUTED FOR YOUR FAITH IN JESUS...
  • 08:59 GIVEN FOR DEAD FOR WANTING TO STAND WITH JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 09:04 IN A CHURCH THAT WAS BOMBED 14 TIMES.
  • 09:09 YES SIR...
  • 09:10 IT'S HONOR FOR ME TO SERVE MY SAVIOR
  • 09:14 BECAUSE HE'S THE LIVING SAVIOR.
  • 09:16 IT'S AN HONOR FOR ME TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
  • 09:20 THANK YOU...
  • 09:21 YOU ARE MOST WELCOME HERE
  • 09:23 AND WE JUST THANK GOD
  • 09:25 FOR WHAT HE'S DOING.
  • 09:26 HERE WE HAVE SEEN
  • 09:28 MIRACLE AFTER MIRACLE
  • 09:29 TOOK PLACE IN OUR CHURCH...
  • 09:31 ALMOST 48 MIRACLES THE LAST TWO - THREE YEARS.
  • 09:34 I MEAN SERIOUS MIRACLES.
  • 09:36 YOU TALK ABOUT CANCER BEING HEALED.
  • 09:38 YOU TALK ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BEING HEALED.
  • 09:41 YOU TALK ABOUT HEART DISEASES BEING HEALED.
  • 09:44 YOU TALK ABOUT A LOT OF
  • 09:46 RHEUMATISMS BEING HEALED.
  • 09:48 ONE AFTER ONE.
  • 09:49 AND THE MOST AWESOME MINISTRY
  • 09:51 WE'VE SEEN THE LAST 5 YEARS
  • 09:53 BROTHER JEFF
  • 09:55 IS THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY.
  • 09:57 THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY HAS
  • 09:59 BEEN AN AWESOME MINISTRY
  • 10:02 SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING
  • 10:05 DELIVERED FROM DEMONIC SPIRITS
  • 10:08 AND THEY'RE GETTING SAVED...
  • 10:09 THEY'RE GETTING BAPTIZED...
  • 10:11 THEY JOIN THE CHURCH...
  • 10:12 AND SOME OF THEM SING IN THE CHOIR TODAY PRAISING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 10:17 SO IT SEEMS THAT AS THE DEVIL TRIES TO ASSAULT YOU
  • 10:21 THAT GOD IS JUST TAKING YOU FROM GLORY TO GLORY IN YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 10:25 AMEN...
  • 10:26 BECAUSE THE DEVIL NEVER EVER WAS VICTORIOUS ANY TIME.
  • 10:30 HE HAS BEEN DEFEATED
  • 10:33 AND HE IS DEFEATED BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 10:36 THAT'S WHY WE HAVE VICTORY IN JESUS.
  • 10:39 WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 10:43 SERVING HIM FAITHFULLY.
  • 10:45 WHEN WE ARE FAITHFUL TO HIM
  • 10:47 HE WILL STAY FAITHFUL TO US.
  • 10:58 DR. KHOURY FASCINATES ME
  • 11:00 JUST WHEN I THINK OF HIM
  • 11:01 THE WAY HE'S ABSORBED PUNISHMENT
  • 11:03 FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 11:05 WHICH REMINDS ME...
  • 11:06 YOU EVER WATCH NFL FOOTBALL
  • 11:08 AND NOTE HOW TOWARD THE END OF THE SEASON
  • 11:10 YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THESE PLAYERS WITH CASTS ON THEIR ARMS,
  • 11:14 THEY'RE BRUISED AND BATTERED
  • 11:18 BUT THEY'RE STILL IN THE GAME.
  • 11:20 IT'S RELENTLESS TO PLAY IN THE NFL BECAUSE IT'S PUNISHING.
  • 11:24 AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW...
  • 11:27 THAT IS IT'S A TOUGH SEASON TO BE ENGAGED IN A MINISTRY SUCH AS OURS
  • 11:32 BECAUSE WE'RE JUST COMING OUT OF TROUBLED TIMES
  • 11:35 AND ITS HARD TO FIND A DOLLAR
  • 11:37 BUT WE'RE PRESSING ON, DIFFICULTIES NOTWITHSTANDING,
  • 11:41 AND THE LORD GRACED US BECAUSE HE TOUCHED PEOPLE'S HEARTS TO GIVE US JUST ENOUGH TO GET BY.
  • 11:47 AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID THIS YEAR BY THE GRACE OF GOD WAS FOR US...
  • 11:51 IT REALLY IS IN EFFECT THE EQUIVALENT OF AN EPIC MOTION PICTURE.
  • 11:55 IF YOU FIGURE A NORMAL MOVIE IS 90 MINUTES,
  • 11:58 WE DO AN 8 PART SERIES,
  • 12:00 YOU FIGURE 30 MINUTES A PROGRAM...
  • 12:02 YOU DO THE MATH...
  • 12:03 THERE'S A COUPLE HOURS OF TV THERE WITH THE ACTORS AND THE DRAMAS.
  • 12:07 AND WE DID A STORY THAT I'M IN LOVE WITH FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS
  • 12:11 ON ESTHER AND IT WAS SUBTITLED "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS".
  • 12:18 WHAT A POPULAR STORY,
  • 12:20 BY THE WAY, IT REMINDS ME OF HOW GOD RAISES PEOPLE UP TO LEND A HELPING HAND.
  • 12:26 THEY COME OUT OF NOWHERE.
  • 12:29 I'VE SEEN FRIENDS COME OUT OF NOWHERE TO HELP US....
  • 12:31 AND KEEP ON COMING...PLEASE!
  • 12:34 I SEE IT IN THE BIBLE...
  • 12:35 I SEE IT IN THE WORLD TODAY...
  • 12:36 ESTHER IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN INSIDE AND OUT.
  • 12:40 GOD POSITIONED HER
  • 12:42 AND SHE USED HER INFLUENCE TO TURN BAD INTO GOOD.
  • 12:47 LET'S SEE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 13:13 ♪OUT OF ZION... ZION♪
  • 13:16 ♪COMES YOUR SALVATION♪
  • 13:21 ♪AND A NATION WILL BE FORMED OUT OF HIM♪
  • 13:25 ♪YEAH AND A PEOPLE WILL BE BORN OUT OF HIM♪
  • 13:30 ♪OUT OF ZION... ZION♪
  • 13:34 ♪COMES YOUR SALVATION♪
  • 13:46 IT ALL HAPPENED IN THE DAYS OF KING ACHASHVEROSH
  • 13:50 ALSO CALLED XERXES.
  • 13:52 HAVING OVERTHROWN THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE
  • 13:56 HE RULED OVER 127 PROVINCES FROM INDIA TO ETHIOPIA.
  • 14:02 AND THE KING RULED FROM HIS MAGNIFICENT PALACE IN SHUSHAN.
  • 14:08 IN THE THIRD YEAR OF HIS REIGN THE KING MADE A FEAST WITH ALL HIS PRINCES AND SERVANTS
  • 14:15 WHEREIN HE DISPLAYED THE WEALTH OF HIS ROYAL GLORY AND THE MAJESTY OF HIS GREATNESS.
  • 14:40 ALL WERE AMAZED
  • 14:42 AT THE GREAT WEALTH
  • 14:43 EXCEPT FOR ONE
  • 14:44 WHO REFUSED TO ATTEND.
  • 14:49 QUEEN VASHTI
  • 14:51 WOULD HOLD HER OWN FEAST
  • 14:53 SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE KING
  • 14:54 THAT SHE WOULD NOT ATTEND
  • 14:55 HIS FEAST.
  • 14:57 THE KING'S RAGE
  • 14:58 WOULD SHAKE THE VERY EMPIRE
  • 15:01 AND HIS TRUSTED ADVISORS
  • 15:02 WERE SWIFT TO BRING JUDGMENT.
  • 15:32 AN INSULT LED TO A DIVORCE THAT A KING WOULD COME TO REGRET.
  • 15:37 AND THE DIVORCE WOULD LEAD TO A MARRIAGE THAT THE WORLD WOULD NEVER FORGET.
  • 15:43 AND THIS FRIENDS, IS THE BASIS
  • 15:45 FOR THE OPENING OF A DRAMA,
  • 15:47 A FASCINATING DRAMA
  • 15:49 KNOWN IN THE HEBREW BIBLE
  • 15:51 AS THE BOOK OF ESTHER.
  • 15:56 WHILE KING XERXES GARNERED FAVOR WITH MOST OF HIS SUBJECTS
  • 15:59 THERE WERE THOSE WHO WOULD USURP THE THRONE.
  • 16:02 WHILE SITTING AT THE KING'S GATE
  • 16:05 MORDECAI OVERHEARS A DISTURBING CONVERSATION.
  • 16:09 HE MEETS WITH ESTHER AND INFORMS HER OF A WICKED PLOT.
  • 17:01 CONTRARY TO THE POPULAR MYTHOLOGY,
  • 17:04 JEWS ARE A GOOD,
  • 17:07 JUST, EQUITABLE PEOPLE.
  • 17:11 OH TO BE SURE
  • 17:12 WE HAVE OUR SCOUNDRELS
  • 17:14 BUT THESE PROVE TO BE THE EXCEPTION AND NOT THE RULE.
  • 17:20 HAMAN HAS FOUND HIS JUST REWARD.
  • 17:23 HIS WICKED SCHEMES HAVE LEFT HIM HANGING
  • 17:27 FROM ATOP THE VERY GALLOWS HE HAD PREPARED FOR MORDECAI.
  • 17:33 BUT FROM WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE MAGNIFICENT PALACE IN SHUSHAN
  • 17:37 QUEEN ESTHER REMAINS HEARTBROKEN.
  • 17:42 SHE APPEALS TO THE KING ON BEHALF OF HER FELLOW JEWS.
  • 18:21 SHE WANTED TO BE A HELP.
  • 18:24 SHE WANTED TO SAVE HER PEOPLE.
  • 18:26 AND SO SHE ARRANGES TO VISIT HER HUSBAND AGAIN AND PETITION ON THEIR BEHALF
  • 18:31 THAT JEWS BE ALLOWED TO MAKE A SPIRITED DEFENSE
  • 18:34 GIVEN THE FACT THAT A DECREE WAS ENACTED FOR THEIR DESTRUCTION.
  • 18:39 (ESTHER SINGING)
  • 20:40 BEAUTIFUL SONG...YES?
  • 20:42 BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY.
  • 20:43 KIND OF GIVES YOU A WINDOW
  • 20:45 INTO THE HEART AND SOUL
  • 20:46 OF JEWISH EXPERIENCE
  • 20:48 HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 20:49 SHE SANG PSALM 121
  • 20:51 AND WITH ME I'M SURE YOU KNOW
  • 20:53 "I'LL LIFT UP MY EYES TO THE LORD - FROM WHENCE DOES MY HELP COME?"
  • 20:58 "MY HELP COMES FROM THE LORD WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH."
  • 21:01 AND IF YOU'VE BEEN WALKING WITH THE LORD FOR ANY SEASON OF TIME
  • 21:05 THEN YOU KNOW FULL WELL HOW THAT'S THE CASE.
  • 21:08 HOW HELP COMES IN VARIOUS WAYS
  • 21:09 ON VARIOUS DAYS
  • 21:10 FROM VARIOUS PEOPLE,
  • 21:12 ALL FROM THE LORD, HOWEVER.
  • 21:14 OVER HERE IN ISRAEL WE NEED A LOT OF HELP.
  • 21:16 AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 21:17 WE NEED A LOT FO GOD.
  • 21:19 AND GOD SHOWS UP.
  • 21:20 GOD'S INTEREST IN THIS LAND,
  • 21:21 HIS COMMITMENT TO IT
  • 21:23 IS EVIDENCED IN THE BIBLE
  • 21:24 FROM COVER TO COVER
  • 21:25 AND WE WANTED TO SHOW IT
  • 21:27 IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS
  • 21:29 AND SO WE HAVE INVESTED
  • 21:30 AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF ENERGY,
  • 21:33 FINANCIAL AND PEOPLE RESOURCES
  • 21:34 TO BRING THIS NEW SERIES,
  • 21:36 "ERETZ ISRAEL"
  • 21:37 ON THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 21:39 IF ANYONE DOESN'T KNOW THAT GOD HAS GIVEN THIS LAND TO A PARTICULAR PEOPLE
  • 21:43 YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT.
  • 21:46 SPEAKING OF WHICH NOW YOU'LL SEE A PORTENT OF THINGS TO COME
  • 21:50 IN OUR UPCOMING SERIES,
  • 21:52 ERETZ ISRAEL - "THE LAND OF ISRAEL".
  • 22:09 PRESSED AGAINST THE WALL PEOPLE DO TEND TO TURN THEIR HEART UPWARD.
  • 22:25 THE PROMISE GIVEN
  • 22:26 OF A GREAT NATION
  • 22:28 ABRAHAM THEN DEPARTS
  • 22:30 AND HE MAKES HIS WAY
  • 22:31 TO THE LAND THEN CALLED CANAAN.
  • 22:37 OPEN YOUR BIBLES PLEASE TO GENESIS CHAPTER 12
  • 22:40 AND LET'S FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR FATHER ABRAHAM.
  • 22:45 WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 5...
  • 23:00 IN 1909 JEWS GATHERED IN THESE SAND DUNES
  • 23:03 TO PLAN A NEW TOWN
  • 23:05 THAT WOULD BECOME THE URBAN CENTER OF ISRAEL...
  • 23:07 TEL AVIV.
  • 23:08 TODAY OVER A MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IT...
  • 23:14 WE'RE GOING TO MAKE OUR WAY
  • 23:16 AS WE WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MOSES
  • 23:18 ON ROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND...
  • 23:29 WITH YOUR HELP LET ME TELL YOU WHAT'S COOKING IN THE ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRY'S KITCHEN.
  • 23:37 WE SO MUCH LOVE TELLING THE STORY OF ESTHER,
  • 23:40 WE WANT NOW TO ALIGHT UPON ANOTHER WOMAN.
  • 23:44 OH THERE ARE GREAT WOMEN IN THE BIBLE...MOVERS AND SHAKERS,
  • 23:49 ONE OF WHOM IS A WOMAN NAMED RUTH FROM MOAB,
  • 23:55 A JORDANIAN WOMAN, AN ARAB WOMAN
  • 23:57 WHO JOINED HERSELF TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 24:01 SHE IS SO COMMENDABLE IN SO MANY WAYS WITH HER VIRTUE.
  • 24:05 TO BE WITHOUT VIRTUE IS SAID TO BE QUOTE "RUTH"LESS.
  • 24:11 ISN'T THAT SOMETHING THE WAY THE LANGUAGE, THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, HARKS BACK TO BIBLICAL MOORINGS?
  • 24:17 WE WANT TO EXPLORE THIS FASCINATING STORY OF THIS LOVELY WOMAN.
  • 24:24 THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE PARTICULARLY FASCINATING ABOUT HER
  • 24:28 ONE OF WHICH IS AT LEAST, THE WAY I RECKON,
  • 24:31 IN THE FIRST CHAPTER,
  • 24:32 SHE SAYS IN VERSE 16 AT THE END RELATIVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 24:36 THIS ARAB WOMAN SAYS,
  • 24:38 "YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE AND YOUR GOD MY GOD."
  • 24:46 NOW THERE'S BEAUTY IN THAT TO SEE THAT RESOLVE,
  • 24:50 THAT COMMITMENT TO JOIN HERSELF TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 24:54 SHE WAS ROLLING THE DICE AGAINST AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE.
  • 24:57 SHE HAD FRIENDS AND KINFOLK IN MOAB BUT SHE OPTED TO LEAVE HER ARAB RELATIONAL NETWORK
  • 25:05 TO JOIN HERSELF TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:08 WHAT COMMITMENT!
  • 25:09 IF YOU'LL PERMIT
  • 25:11 I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU
  • 25:12 ABOUT THAT JOINING
  • 25:13 AND THAT COMMITMENT.
  • 25:14 IF I ASK YOU FOR MONEY
  • 25:16 I HOPE YOU WON'T BE TOO OFFENDED
  • 25:18 TO HELP US MAKE THIS PROGRAM
  • 25:19 AND OTHERS LIKE IT.
  • 25:20 IT'S NOT ACTUALLY A PROGRAM;
  • 25:21 IT'S A SERIES, SOMETHING AKIN TO A MOTION PICTURE.
  • 25:24 THE REASON WHY I DON'T FEEL BAD FOR ASKING
  • 25:27 IS BECAUSE IF YOU FOLLOW THIS MINISTRY
  • 25:29 YOU KNOW THAT WE NEVER ASK FOR A DIME.
  • 25:32 IN PART YOU KNOW JEWS HAVE A REPUTATION,
  • 25:34 THEY'RE ALWAYS AFTER THE MONEY.
  • 25:36 THAT'S FANTASY BY THE WAY,
  • 25:37 THAT'S NOT TRUE
  • 25:38 BUT IT'S AN ABIDING PREJUDICE IN THE WORLD
  • 25:40 AND WE'RE SENSITIVE TO IT.
  • 25:42 WE TRY AND BE DISCREET
  • 25:43 AND NOT SPEND ANY TIME
  • 25:45 BUT WE USUALLY TAKE THE TIME
  • 25:47 AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO SAY,
  • 25:48 "HEY, WILL YOU HELP US FOR THE COMING YEAR TO MAKE GOOD TV,"
  • 25:52 "TV WORTH WATCHING."
  • 25:55 SOME TELETHONS GO ON FOR HOURS AND HOURS
  • 25:57 BUT OUR APPEAL GOES ON FOR MINUTES AND MINUTES.
  • 26:01 AND HERE AT THE TAIL END OF THE PROGRAM
  • 26:04 AND AT THE TAIL END OF THE YEAR
  • 26:05 LET ME ASK YOU PLEASE
  • 26:07 IF YOU WILL TO PRAYERFULLY
  • 26:08 CONSIDER STANDING WITH US.
  • 26:11 WHETHER IT'S A DIME OR A DOLLAR,
  • 26:13 WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE,
  • 26:15 I DON'T KNOW,
  • 26:16 BUT I DO KNOW
  • 26:17 THAT WE NEED SOME HELP.
  • 26:19 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES
  • 26:20 LIKE MANY MINISTRIES
  • 26:22 IS CRAWLING OUT OF THE RAVAGES
  • 26:24 OF A REALLY TOUGH ECONOMY
  • 26:26 AND WE'VE BEEN PRESSING ON,
  • 26:27 DIFFICULTIES NOTWITHSTANDING.
  • 26:30 AND THE LORD HAS ENABLED WITH
  • 26:32 FRIENDS COMING ALONG SIDE OF US.
  • 26:33 CAN I ASK YOU PLEASE
  • 26:35 TO BE GRACIOUS
  • 26:36 AND CONSIDER PRAYERFULLY
  • 26:38 COMING ALONGSIDE OF US RIGHT NOW
  • 26:40 WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE...
  • 26:41 A DIME OR DOLLAR,
  • 26:43 A HUNDRED OR A THOUSAND,
  • 26:44 WHATEVER,
  • 26:45 IT REALLY HELPS US
  • 26:47 GET ON DOWN THE ROAD.
  • 26:48 WE DON'T FLY IN PRIVATE JETS,
  • 26:50 IN FACT, WE FLY COACH
  • 26:52 ON THE WAY OVER HERE
  • 26:54 TO GET TO THE LAND
  • 26:55 BECAUSE WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO
  • 26:56 SPEND MONEY ON EXECUTIVE PERKS,
  • 26:58 WE'RE LOOKING TO SPEND MONEY ON
  • 27:00 TELLING A BIBLE STORY
  • 27:01 FROM A VERY, VERY,
  • 27:03 VERY UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE
  • 27:05 AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT.
  • 27:07 SO AGAIN I HOPE YOU WON'T THINK
  • 27:09 THE LESS OF ME FOR ASKING.
  • 27:11 I WANT YOU TO KNOW
  • 27:12 THERE'S A BLESSING IN IT FOR YOU
  • 27:14 IF GENESIS IS TO BE BELIEVED
  • 27:16 AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT
  • 27:18 IS GOD SAYS,
  • 27:19 "I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS THEM"
  • 27:21 "AND CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE THEM."
  • 27:23 I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IN THE COMING YEAR
  • 27:26 BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING
  • 27:28 TO GET GOD'S HELP IN THE PROCESS
  • 27:30 ATTEND TO GOD'S BUSINESS.
  • 27:32 BECAUSE HE HAS A WAY OF,
  • 27:34 IF WE'RE SERVING HIM...
  • 27:35 THERE'S A WAY THAT IT COMES BACK TO US 30 FOLD,
  • 27:38 60 FOLD, AND 100 FOLD.
  • 27:41 YOU'LL SEE AN ADDRESS
  • 27:42 COMING UP SOON.
  • 27:43 PLEASE SEND THE BEST DONATION
  • 27:45 YOU CAN TO HELP US BRING
  • 27:47 GOD'S WORD TO A THIRSTY WORLD
  • 27:49 THAT'S STARVING FOR IT.
  • 27:51 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 27:52 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 27:56 PLEASE...
  • 27:57 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OFJERUSALEM
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