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Series: “This Is Israel”
Tired of waiting 20 years for CNN and the other networks to show Israel as the modern, beautiful country it really is, Zola and his crew decided to do it themselves. Viewers will be as surprised as our pilgrims to see that this much-criticized nation is at least the equal of our own and in some ways superior!
Episode: “A Place of Healing”
From the Dead Sea, Zola tells how these waters are used by many for healing. He interviews the spa manager at a Dead Sea resort hotel before visiting a vegetarian spa hotel located in the beautiful, green landscape of the northern Galilee area.

Caption transcript for This Is Israel: “A Place of Healing” (6/12)

  • 00:02 HELLO, I'M ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 00:04   ON TODAY'S PROGRAM,  WE'RE GOING TO GO TO >>   OPPOSITE ENDS OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:07   WE'LL START AT THE  SOUTH SHORES OF THE DEAD SEA.
  • 00:10  AND LATER ON,  WE'LL PROGRESS NORTH
  • 00:12 TO THE GREEN HILLS OF GALILEE.
  • 00:15 AND BOTH PLACES, WE'LL SEE A WONDERFUL KIND OF HEALING
  • 00:19 AVAILABLE IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:24    [ music playing ]
  • 00:59  SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 01:01   WELCOME BACK TO OUR     "THIS IS ISRAEL" SERIES.
  • 01:03 WE ARE DOING THIS TO SHOW ISRAEL THE BEAUTIFUL, POSITIVE COUNTRY
  • 01:07    IT REALLY IS AND NOT THE >>  ONE PORTRAYED BY THE MEDIA.
  • 01:10  IT'S REALLY A PLACE OF BEAUTY AND A PLACE OF HEALING.
  • 01:14    PEOPLE COME HERE FOR ITS >> REJUVENATING CHARACTERISTICS
  • 01:18 AND THAT'S OUR EMPHASIS   ON TODAY'S PROGRAM.
  • 01:21   LATER ON, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THE GREEN HILLS OF GALILEE.
  • 01:24   BUT FIRST, WE'LL BE IN THE  SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.
  • 01:26    LET ME ORIENT YOU A BIT.
  • 01:28  ISRAEL IS, OF COURSE,   ON THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST.
  • 01:30   RUNS UP AND DOWN LIKE THIS.
  • 01:32    HERE'S THE SEA OF GALILEE >>   AND HERE'S THE DEAD SEA.
  • 01:35    AND THE YELLOW LINES THAT  WE'VE DRAWN ARE THE SO-CALLED
  • 01:39   WEST BANK, THAT IS   BIBLICAL JUDEA AND SAMARIA.
  • 01:43 AND GAZA WHERE ARAFAT'S GOVERNMENT AND  THE PALESTINIANS ARE LOCATED.
  • 01:49  AND ON THIS PROGRAM,   WE'LL GO FROM HERE,
  • 01:52    THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF THE    DENSITY ALL THE WAY UP TO
  • 01:55 PRACTICALLY THE NORTHERN BORDER,  NORTH OF THE SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 01:59   AND WE WILL SEE PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL HEALING
  • 02:03    AND REJUVENATING FEATURES   OF THIS VERY SPECIAL LAND.
  • 02:17 TO MANY PEOPLE,   ISRAEL IS A COLUMNS  LIKE THESE PILLARS BEHIND ME.
  • 02:21    OLD ROMAN RUINS.
  • 02:23 SIGNS OF GREATER TIMES,  BETTER DAYS.
  • 02:25 BUT YOU KNOW, I HAVE GOOD NEWS.
  • 02:27 ISRAEL IS ALSO A PLACE OF GREAT   BEAUTY, A PLACE OF HEALING.
  • 02:32 BEHIND ME IS A POOL OF    DEAD SEA WATER AND WE ARE
  • 02:36 IN A SPA OF A FINE RESORT HOTEL
  • 02:38  DOWN BY THE DEAD SEA,  ON THE SHORE.
  • 02:41  PEOPLE COME HERE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR
  • 02:43 THE BEAUTY AND FOR THE HEALING.
  • 02:45   THIS IS A BIBLICAL   BORDER ORIGINALLY.
  • 02:48 LISTEN TO WHAT GOD SAID    FROM THE BOOK OF NUMBERS:
  • 03:30   AND THAT IS THE DEAD SEA IN  BIBLE LANGUAGE, THE SALT SEA.
  • 03:33   AND INDEED, THIS IS ONE OF   THE SALTIEST SEAS ON EARTH
  • 03:36  AND WE ARE AT   THE LOWEST POINT ON EARTH.
  • 03:40   ON THE WHOLE WORLD  THERE IS NOT A DEEPER VALLEY
  • 03:42 THAN THIS 1300 FOOT RIFT, THAT  IS 1300 FEET BELOW SEA LEVEL.
  • 03:48   THE RIFT WAS MADE  IN THE LAND EVIDENTLY BY
  • 03:51  AN EARTHQUAKE ABOUT A MILLION YEARS AGO.
  • 03:54  NOW, IF YOU    HAVE A PROBLEM
  • 03:55    WITH A MILLION  YEARS IN THE BIBLE,
  • 03:57 THEN YOU NEED TO SEE   OUR PROGRAMS WITH DR. GERALD SCHROEDER
  • 04:00  WHO EXPLAINED TO US >>HOW THE SIX DAYS OF CREATION
  • 04:05 AND THE 15 BILLION YEARS >>THE COSMOLOGIST FOUND IN THE
  • 04:07 UNIVERSE WERE >>REALLY THE SAME TIME PERIOD.
  • 04:10   AND A MILLION YEARS AGO TO  PROFESSOR SCHROEDER WOULD BE
  • 04:12 WELL IN THE AGE    OF MEN ON EARTH AND SO ON
  • 04:15 AND WOULD ALSO BE WITHIN THE SIX DAYS.
  • 04:17  IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT,
  • 04:19  WRITE TO ME AND ASK ME AND I  WILL SEND YOU SOME MATERIALS.
  • 04:22   IN ANY CASE, THE VALLEY WAS CAUSED BY AN EARTHQUAKE AND NOW,
  • 04:27  IT HAS COLLECTED A KIND OF A SALTY, SALTY WATER BECAUSE THERE
  • 04:33   IS A DEEP HILL THAT  RUNS DOWN HERE FROM GALILEE.
  • 04:36 THE WATER STARTS OUT IN    MT. HERMON IN THE >>   NORTHERN GALILEE
  • 04:39 ACTUALLY, IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF LEBANON ON A HIGH MOUNTAIN,
  • 04:44 THE SNOW MELTS AND GOES   DOWN TO THE SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 04:46  THEN IT GOES DOWN THE JORDAN RIVER,
  • 04:48 ALWAYS FALLING DOWNHILL  INTO THIS DEEP VALLEY
  • 04:51    AND WHEN IT GETS >>  DOWN AS FAR AS THE DEAD SEA
  • 04:54   AND HAS PICKED UP THE SALT  AND THE MINERALS THAT HAS RUN
  • 04:59 THROUGH THE WINDING JORDAN RIVER   ALL THE WAY TO THE DEAD SEA
  • 05:02    UNTIL IT GETS TO THE SEA >>AND IN EFFECT, IT DIES.
  • 05:06    NOW, THERE IS A WONDERFUL ANALOGY OF THE LORD'S MINISTRY
  • 05:11   IN THAT VERY IMAGE.
  • 05:12 THE LORD COMES DOWN FROM HEAVEN,
  • 05:14 FROM HIS FATHER'S HOUSE  TO OUR HOUSE;
  • 05:16    THAT IS THE SNOW >>FALLING ON MT. HERMON,
  • 05:19  AND PURE AND FRESH AND CLEAR.
  • 05:22 AND THE WATER RUNS DOWN   THROUGH THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 05:24 VERY MUCH ALIVE, FULL OF FISH;
  • 05:26   THAT IS THE >>   LORD'S EARTHLY MINISTRY.
  • 05:28   HE MADE HIS    DISCIPLES FISHERS OF MEN.
  • 05:31   AND THEN THE WATER PROCEEDS >>   DOWN THROUGH THE VALLEY,
  • 05:35   THE TWISTING JORDAN RIVER,
  • 05:36   PICKING UP THE SALT   OF THE EARTH - US,
  • 05:39 "YE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH,"  THE SCRIPTURES SAID.
  • 05:42    JESUS SAID THAT.
  • 05:44   AND THE MINERALS AND SO ON,
  • 05:45 UNTIL IT GETS ALL THE WAY DOWN   INTO THAT DEEP, DEEP VALLEY
  • 05:48 AND IT IS SO SALTY THAT  NOTHING COULD BE ALIVE THERE.
  • 05:52 AND IT IS THE IMAGE OF   JESUS DESCENDING INTO HELL.
  • 05:56 AS THE SCRIPTURE SAID,   HE WENT TO MAKE THE   [ speaking Hebrew ],
  • 05:59    THE PROCLAMATION IN HELL >>  THAT THE CROSS WAS
  • 06:02  A TRIUMPHANT VICTORY    AND NOT A DEFEAT FOR GOD.
  • 06:04  AND SO THE WATER GOES  DOWN TO THE DEAD SEA.
  • 06:07    BUT IT IS >>   IN A LAND-LOCKED SYSTEM.
  • 06:09   IT EVAPORATES AGAIN AND THE PREVAILING WINDS BLOW IT UP INTO
  • 06:12 THE NORTH AND IT FALLS AGAIN ON  MT. HERMON AND SO IT KEEPS ON  GOING AROUND.
  • 06:19    THE SALT CONTENT >>IN THE DEAD SEA IS 25 PERCENT.
  • 06:22 THAT'S 10 TIMES  MORE THAN THE OCEAN.
  • 06:25    I WAS IN SALT LAKE CITY, >>WE HAVE A GREAT SALT LAKE THERE.
  • 06:28    OH, YOU CAN DRINK   IT COMPARED TO THIS WATER.
  • 06:31 THAT'S ABOUT, I THINK, FOUR PERCENT, SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE.
  • 06:34    BUT IN ANY CASE,   THERE'S 50 PERCENT    MORE BROMINE IN THIS SEA.
  • 06:39  EVERYBODY FEELS GOOD >>   DOWN HERE BECAUSE BROMINE
  • 06:41   IS AN INGREDIENT IN VALIUM    AND IT IS IN THE AIR HERE
  • 06:44   AND IT TRANQUILIZES  EVERYBODY, THEY SAY.
  • 06:47  THERE IS 15 TIMES THE MAGNESIUM HERE FOUND IN THE OCEAN.
  • 06:54 AND YOU ARE BREATHING, >>  WHEN YOU ARE HERE,
  • 06:56   THE PUREST AIR IN THE WORLD.
  • 06:59  THERE'S NO QUESTION OF THAT.
  • 07:00  THERE'S NO BACTERIA.
  • 07:01  THERE'S NOTHING HERE.
  • 07:02 THERE'S NOTHING   AT ALL IN THE AIR.
  • 07:04  AND YOU CAN SEE MORE  STARS STANDING IN THE DESERT
  • 07:07  BY THE DEAD SEA THAN   ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.
  • 07:09 THERE'S NOTHING IN THE   AIR TO INTERRUPT YOUR VIEW.
  • 07:12  WELL, THE HERODIANS,  PHARMACOLOGIST, PEOPLE IN THE
  • 07:17 TIMES OF KING HEROD, CAME DOWN HERE AND THEY CULTIVATED PLANS
  • 07:19   TO MAKE DRUGS AND  PHARMACEUTICALS JUST AS WE MAKE THEM TODAY.
  • 07:24    THE NABATEANS WHO >>   LIVED NEAR HERE,
  • 07:27 THEY BUILT THE WONDERFUL PETRA, THE MONUMENT, BUILDINGS CARVED
  • 07:34  INTO SOLID ROCK WHICH  OUR TOURS ALWAYS GO TO VISIT.
  • 07:37    AND THEIR PEOPLE >>  DROVE THROUGH HERE
  • 07:41 AND THEY SAW THE DEAD SEA WATERS  AND THEY SAW THE BITUMEN RISE
  • 07:44 TO THE SURFACE   LIKE AN OIL SLICK,
  • 07:47   AND THEY SOLD THIS    BITUMEN TO THE EGYPTIANS,
  • 07:50  THE MASTER EMBALMERS   IN ANCIENT DAYS WHO USED IT
  • 07:53  IN THEIR EMBALMING PRACTICES TO WRAP THEIR MUMMIES.
  • 07:56 AND THE NABATEANS MADE A REGULAR BUSINESS OF TAKING THE MINERALS
  • 07:59    THERE AND IN THAT MANNER, >>   IN A SENSE, IT WAS STILL
  • 08:03  A HEALING PLACE IN A  PHARMALOGICAL PLACE.
  • 08:05 WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS.
  • 08:22    "THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD,   I SHALL GATHER YOU FROM THE
  • 08:26 "PEOPLES AND ASSEMBLE YOU OUT OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE YOU HAVE
  • 08:29    "BEEN SCATTERED AND I WILL   GIVE YOU THE LAND OF ISRAEL,
  • 08:33   "THE WILDERNESS AND >>    DRY LAND SHALL BE GLAD.
  • 08:37    "THE DESERT SHALL REJOICE     AND BLOSSOM AS THE ROSE.
  • 08:40   "YOU SHALL KNOW THAT    I AM THE LORD WHEN I BRING
  • 08:44 "YOU INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL."
  • 08:49 THAT'S ISRAEL AS WE SEE IT AND  WE SEE A LOT OF IT AND WE SEE
  • 08:52   THE DEAD SEA ON EVERY TRIP.
  • 08:54  IN FACT, OUR PEOPLE GO IN THE WATER.
  • 08:55    THE WATER THAT'S >>IN THIS POOL BEHIND ME.
  • 08:58    THIS HOTEL'S ON THE SHORE >>   AND THEY BRING THE WATER
  • 09:00 FROM THE SEA INTO THE HOTEL FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GUESTS.
  • 09:04  AND THEY LAY OUT HERE ON THE WATER.
  • 09:07  I SAY IT THAT WAY BECAUSE YOU
  • 09:09  CAN'T SINK IN   THE WATER OF THE DEAD SEA.
  • 09:10 YOU FLOAT LIKE A CORK.
  • 09:12  THE WATER IS SO SALTY  AND SO DENSE
  • 09:14   THAT YOU REALLY CAN'T SINK.
  • 09:16  AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY RENT A NECK PILLOW FOR YOU
  • 09:19 SO YOU CAN LIE BACK ON THE WATER AND READ A NEWSPAPER,
  • 09:22   AND IF YOU TRY IT,   YOU'LL SEE THAT I'M RIGHT.
  • 09:24 IT'S AN AMAZING PLACE.
  • 09:26    A SPIRITUAL PLACE BESIDES   A KIND OF A HEALING PLACE.
  • 09:30  JEREMIAH SAYS THIS IN JEREMIAH 33:6,
  • 09:48   GOD REMEMBERS HOW WHEN HIS >>   PEOPLE STARTED OUT HERE,
  • 09:51    THEY LIVED IN THE DESERT.
  • 09:53 THE ISRAELIS STARTED AS NOMADS;    ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB WERE HERDSMEN.
  • 09:58   RATHER LIKE  THE BEDOUIN OF TODAY.
  • 10:00 THE BEDOUIN ARE ROUGHLY   EQUAL TO AMERICAN INDIANS.
  • 10:03   THEY LIVE IN TENTS.
  • 10:04 THEY MOVE FROM PLACE TO PLACE.
  • 10:06    THEY KEEP FLOCKS.
  • 10:07  THEY ARE LAND PEOPLE.
  • 10:11 THEY REALLY UNDERSTAND THE LAND.
  • 10:13    AND THE ISRAELIS >> STARTED OUT THAT WAY.
  • 10:17 AND THEN, OF COURSE, THEY DID 40 YEARS WANDERING IN THE DESERT.
  • 10:20    THEY HAD TO HAVE >> TOTAL RELIANCE ON GOD
  • 10:22 WHEN THEY WERE OUT IN THE SINAI.
  • 10:25   THIS JUDEAN DESERT IS HARSH ENOUGH, BUT THE SINAI,
  • 10:27    IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO   SURVIVE ONE MONTH LET ALONE
  • 10:32 40 YEARS WITHOUT HEALINGS FROM GOD AND HEALINGS FROM THE EARTH.
  • 10:39  IN JOHN, WE READ A LOT ABOUT JESUS' HEALINGS AND HOW HE WAS
  • 10:45   RAISED UP LIKE THE SERPENT.
  • 10:48    AND THE PEOPLE IN THIS --   IN THIS KIND OF TERRITORY,
  • 10:53 DEPEND ON THE HEALING,  LIKE WHEN THE SERPENT  WAS RAISED UP THE WILDERNESS.
  • 10:59  THE ORIGINAL RECHABITES,    THESE WERE PEOPLE THAT LIVED
  • 11:02   DOWN IN THE WILDERNESS,   HERE IN ISRAEL,
  • 11:04  WHO WERE PRE-DATED THE ESSENES.
  • 11:07 WE KNOW THE ESSENES BECAUSE
  • 11:08    THEY CREATED    THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
  • 11:10   THEY ARE WHAT WE THINK    OF AS THE WILDERNESS PEOPLE.
  • 11:13 BUT THERE WERE >>   MORE ORIGINAL ABORIGINAL
  • 11:16  WILDERNESS PEOPLE THAN THOSE.
  • 11:17    THE RECHABITES CAME DOWN >>HERE TO BE IN DIRECT COMMUNION
  • 11:20   WITH GOD AND EXPERIENCE THE SPIRITUAL HEALING OF THE DESERT.
  • 11:25 THEY WERE DOWN HERE WORKING WITH SCROLLS AND WORSHIPING GOD VERY
  • 11:30   DIRECTLY AND THEN, THE ESSENES HAVE CAME.
  • 11:34 AND THEN PEOPLE   BUILT MONASTERIES.
  • 11:37 THERE ARE GREEK MONASTERIES AND CATHOLIC MONASTERIES AND SO ON.
  • 11:40 MONKS GO HERE TO HAVE A PLACE TO CONCENTRATE AWAY FROM THE WORLD,
  • 11:44  AWAY FROM THE NOISE.
  • 11:46 THE MOUNT OF TEMPTATION IS HERE   IN THE VALLEY NEAR JERICHO   NOT FAR FROM HERE.
  • 11:51    THERE THE LORD WAS TAKEN >>   AND TEMPTED OF THE DEVIL.
  • 11:54 THE SCAPEGOAT THAT THE ISRAELITE    NATION LET GO ONCE A YEAR
  • 11:58 FROM THE TEMPLE ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT
  • 12:00 WAS LEFT OUT IN THIS WILDERNESS,
  • 12:03   OUT HERE AROUND THE    DEAD SEA TO DO AS IT MAY.
  • 12:06  IT WAS A SIGN OF THE THAT GOD  COULD KEEP THIS GOAT ALIVE IF
  • 12:11  THAT'S WHAT GOD CHOSE >>   WITH THE HEALING
  • 12:13 OF THE DESERT AND THE DEAD SEA.
  • 12:16   THIS IS NOT VERY SPIRITUAL, BUT THE ISRAELIS ARE PROMOTING
  • 12:19 WHAT THEY CALL  THE "GREAT EMBRACE."
  • 12:22 THEY ARE TRYING TO GET A HUNDRED  THOUSAND PEOPLE TO HOLD HANDS
  • 12:25   AROUND THE ENTIRE DEAD SEA.
  • 12:28   IF YOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 12:29  THAT'S A VERY GREAT DISTANCE.
  • 12:30  AND THAT WILL  PROMOTE SOME SORT OF HEALING.
  • 12:33   IN REALITY,  THOSE PEOPLE WILL FEEL BETTER
  • 12:35  WHEN THEY ARE DONE BREATHING
  • 12:37    THIS PURE AIR AND   THIS BROMINE AND SO FORTH,
  • 12:39    BUT AS TO WHETHER IT WILL HEAL THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD,
  • 12:43   WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.
  • 12:44    THE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES >> OF THE DESERT ARE WELL KNOWN
  • 12:48 AND WE READ ABOUT THEM.
  • 12:50 OUT IN THE WILDERNESS, IN NUMBERS 21:8 AND 9,
  • 12:55    THE SERPENT IS RAISED UP >>ON THE STICK IN THE WILDERNESS
  • 12:58   AND THE PEOPLE LOOK >>   UPON IT WHO ARE POISONED
  • 13:01 AND THEY ARE MADE WELL.
  • 13:04 AND THIS SYMBOL,  THE SERPENT ON THE TREE
  • 13:06   IS THE MEDICAL SYMBOL  THAT WE USE IN AMERICA.
  • 13:10  YOU'VE SEEN IT.
  • 13:12   AND WE'RE CALLED TO STILL LOOK   UPON THAT RAISED UP FIGURE
  • 13:18  WHEN WE CONSIDER THE  MINISTRY OF THE LORD HIMSELF.
  • 13:21   CONSIDER JOHN 3:14.
  • 13:36   THE LORD ON A TREE IS LIKE SIN CRUCIFIED,
  • 13:40   THE SERPENT ON THE   TREE THAT MOSES RAISED UP.
  • 13:42 THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.
  • 13:44 AND IN THE NEXT VERSE.
  • 13:45  IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN AN NFL GAME --
  • 13:54  THAT'S THE FAMOUS JOHN 3:16.
  • 13:56  AND SOMEONE'S ALWAYS HOLDING IT UP ON A SIGN
  • 13:58   AT THOSE ATHLETIC CONTESTS.
  • 14:00  AND FURTHER, IN JOHN 12:31,
  • 14:04   YOU KNOW, THE LORD  HAS JUST COME INTO JERUSALEM.
  • 14:07   HE'S JUST COME OVER   THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 14:09   AND HE'S RIDING THE DONKEY.
  • 14:11   AND THERE'S QUITE A SCENE.
  • 14:14 SOME REALIZE WHO IT IS.
  • 14:22   HIS ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM AS  PROPHESIED FROM DAYS OF OLD.
  • 14:25    AND THOSE WHO HAD  READ THEIR SCRIPTURES >>   AND READ THE PROPHECIES,
  • 14:28   UNDERSTOOD WHAT WAS  HAPPENING BEFORE THEIR EYES.
  • 14:30    BUT THEN IT SAYS.
  • 14:38 ON THAT DAY, MAYBE 10,000 PEOPLE
  • 14:41    WAVED THOSE PALM BRANCHES ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 14:43  WHEN THE PASTOR SAYS  THE JEWS MISSED THE MESSIAH,
  • 14:46   HE MUST NOT HAVE READ THE CHAPTER,
  • 14:48  BECAUSE THOSE 10,000  PEOPLE WERE JEWS OF JERUSALEM
  • 14:51 WHO GREETED THE MESSIAH  AS THE KING WHO WAS TO COME.
  • 14:55    WHO SAID,   [ speaking Hebrew ]
  • 14:57   "BLESSED IT HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD."
  • 15:01  AND YOU KNOW,   MATTHEW 21 PICTURES
  • 15:05   TWO GROUPS OF    JERUSALEM CITIZENS.
  • 15:07    ONE GROUP SAYS, "THIS IS >>  THE KING WHO WAS TO COME."
  • 15:12   AND THE SECOND GROUP SAYS,
  • 15:14  "IS THIS NOT >>   THE PROPHET OF GALILEE?"
  • 15:17    WHAT AN UNDERESTIMATION.
  • 15:19   THIS FELLAH THAT DOES THE WONDERS.
  • 15:21  THAT WALKS ON WATER THEY SAY,   THAT HEALS THE SICK
  • 15:23  AND RAISES THE DEAD THEY SAY,
  • 15:25 LET'S GO SEE THE SHOW.
  • 15:27 THOSE TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE ARE   STILL ALIVE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 15:30 IT'S STILL ALIVE IN THE CHURCH.
  • 15:31 THOSE THAT SEE HIM AS THE KING
  • 15:34 AND THOSE THAT MERELY SEE HIM AS A CURIOSITY.
  • 15:51  LIFTED UP LIKE THAT SERPENT.
  • 15:52  AND THIS HE SAID, SIGNIFYING    WHAT DEATH HE SHOULD DIE.
  • 15:55  AND HE WAS, IN FACT,  CRUCIFIED ON A TREE.
  • 15:58    YOU KNOW, IN THAT SCENE,
  • 15:59  HE ALMOST GETS A CUE FROM HEAVEN TO DO WHAT HE DID.
  • 16:03 JUST AFTER THE   PHARISEE'S REMARK IT SAYS,
  • 16:32  IT'S AS IF IT'S A SIGNAL THAT   WHEN THE GREEKS ARE COMING,
  • 16:36   WHEN THE FOREIGN PEOPLE ARE    COMING TO HEAR THE GOSPEL
  • 16:39 THEN IT'S TIME  TO LEAVE IT TO THE APOSTLES.
  • 16:41  HE HAS DONE HIS WORK, BECAUSE  HIS WORK IS CIRCUMSCRIBED IN
  • 16:45  JOHN CHAPTER 10:5, 6.
  • 16:48  "I AM COME ONLY UNTO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL."
  • 16:52   AND SO WHEN THE LORD IS LIFTED UP,
  • 16:54 HIS MISSION IS COMPLETELY DONE.
  • 16:57 I WILL NEVER FORGOT THAT VERSE,   BECAUSE I ONCE PREACHED IN
  • 16:59  AN EPISCOPAL CHURCH,   A GIGANTIC CHURCH,
  • 17:02  I WAS ALMOST AFRAID TO TALK,   THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE.
  • 17:05 AND IT WAS ONE OF THOSE PULPITS >>   RAISED OFF OF THE FLOOR,
  • 17:08 WHERE YOU LOOK   DOWN AT THE CROWD.
  • 17:09  AND I FELT FUNNY ABOUT THAT.
  • 17:11  AND I WENT UP PRACTICING THE    FIRST LINES OF MY MESSAGE
  • 17:14 TO GET IT JUST PERFECT.
  • 17:16    AND WHEN I GOT UP THERE,    I LOOKED AT THE AUDIENCE
  • 17:18    AND BEHIND THE FACADE OF >> THIS GIANT SPEAKER'S ROSTRUM
  • 17:22 WAS A LITTLE WOODEN CROSS AND ON   THERE WAS CARVED THE WORDS,
  • 17:25   "SIR, WE WOULD SEE JESUS."
  • 17:35 TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT  THE HEALING ASPECTS OF THESE
  • 17:37  MINERAL RICH WATERS,  WE SPOKE WITH GIDEON,
  • 17:41 THE MANAGER OF THE HEALTH SPA OF THE HYATT HOTEL OF THE DEAD SEA.
  • 17:44    THE SUBSTANCE IS SITTING >>  IN THE DEAD SEA AND UNIQUE
  • 17:49   TO THE DEAD SEA AND FIND IT
  • 17:51  ONLY HERE AND THEY ARE BETTER BECAUSE
  • 17:53    OF THE LEVELS ARE    BETTER TO THE HUMAN BODY.
  • 17:57  WE TAKE THOSE   MINERALS AND SALTS.
  • 18:00   AND WE USE THEM IN  PRODUCTS FOR THE TREATMENTS.
  • 18:04   WE USE THEM AS THEY   ARE IN THE DEAD SEA POOLS,
  • 18:07 IN THE DEAD SEA ITSELF.
  • 18:09    THE SULPHUR, THE MUD,    WHICH IS NOT TREATED AT ALL.
  • 18:15    WE ONLY TAKE THE BIG  STONES OUT SO THAT IT IS
  • 18:17 COMFORTABLE ON THE BODY    AND THAT IT SMEARS RIGHT.
  • 18:20  BUT WE DON'T TREAT IT AT ALL.
  • 18:23 IT IS PURE MUD, THAT IS 10 OR 20,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 18:32  AND BECAUSE OF THE SUBSTANCE IT IS GOOD FOR
  • 18:34 THE SKIN AND MUSCLES, TENDONS, AND JOINTS OF THE BODY.
  • 18:40   WE HAVE THREE KINDS INDEED.
  • 18:42 AND ONE OF THEM IS A NATURAL MUD
  • 18:44  WHICH I SAID, IS NOT TREATED AT ALL.
  • 18:46 AND THE OTHER TOOLS ARE THE SEA WEED MUD AND THE ALOE VERA MUD.
  • 18:50    THE ALOE VERA MUD HAS BEEN WASHED AND IT IS LESS
  • 18:53    CONCENTRATED WITH   SALTS AND MINERALS.
  • 18:56  AND THAT'S FOR PEOPLE >>   WHO HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN.
  • 18:59    THE SEAWEED MUD, >>  ON THE OTHER HAND,
  • 19:03   IS THE NATURAL MUD   ADDED WITH SEAWEED.
  • 19:06   AND WE ADD THE SEAWEED THAT   IS GROWING IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 19:10 AND THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT   IS GROWING IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 19:14   IT IS MICRO-SEAWEED AND DOES A LOT OF GOOD
  • 19:18   FOR PEOPLE WITH PSORIASIS, PEOPLE WITH SKIN PIGMENTATION.
  • 19:23 THERE IS A LOT   BETTER COUNT IN IT.
  • 19:26 AND ALSO GOOD FOR DIGESTION AND  THEREFORE, WE ARE LOOKING NOW
  • 19:29   WHERE WE ARE USING  THE SEAWEED IN FOODS.
  • 19:32  THE POOL IN THE BACK, THE DEAD SEA WATER POOL IS WATER
  • 19:36    WE PUMP STRAIGHT >>AWAY FROM THE DEAD SEA.
  • 19:39  AND THAT'S FOR PEOPLE  WHO WOULDN'T LIKE TO GO COOK
  • 19:41 THEMSELVES IN THE SUN.
  • 19:43   BUT HAVE AN  AIR CONDITIONED POOL.
  • 19:46  BEHIND ME HERE IS THE SULPHUR   POOL WHICH IS NOT A SPRING,
  • 19:52    BUT IS FROM THE DEAD SEA,  BUT WE ARE BUYING THE SULPHUR
  • 19:56   FROM ANOTHER SPRING THAT'S ABOUT A HUNDRED KILOMETERS AWAY
  • 20:00    FROM HERE BECAUSE OF THE >>HIGH CONTENT OF SULPHUR IN IT.
  • 20:04 IT IS VERY GOOD FOR ONE'S SKIN.
  • 20:08    MANY PEOPLE THAT >> SUFFER FROM PSORIASIS
  • 20:11 ARE COMING TO USE THE SULPHUR.
  • 20:12  IT IS MENDING  THE INNER CIRCULATION
  • 20:18 AND THE BUILDING OF SKIN CELLS.
  • 20:20 ACTUALLY PSORIASIS IS A DISEASE  WHERE SKIN CELLS ARE BUILDING    INCORRECTLY AND TOO MUCH.
  • 20:29 SULPHUR IS ABLE TO CORRECT THIS AND MAKE THE SKIN SMOOTH AGAIN.
  • 20:35  THE DEAD SEA   IS NOT THE SAME AS SULPHUR.
  • 20:39 THERE ARE SOME  SUBSTANCES THAT ARE THE SAME.
  • 20:42  BROMIDE AND SULPHUR.
  • 20:44  WE HAVE BOTH >>   OF THEM IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 20:46   BUT THERERE ARE MANY MINERALS  AND SALTS AND METALS
  • 20:49   BUT WE DON'T HAVE SULPHUR.
  • 20:52  AND YOU DON'T  FLOAT ON THE SULPHUR,
  • 20:56   YOU FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA.
  • 20:58  FLOTATION IS    VERY GOOD FOR RELAXATION.
  • 21:00  VERY GOOD FOR MUSCLE TENSION
  • 21:03 AND HELPS ALSO REJUVENATING THE SKIN.
  • 21:09 AND BECAUSE OF THE PROCESS THAT   HAS BEEN DONE ON THE SKIN,
  • 21:17 IT WASHES THE SKIN FROM WITHIN.
  • 21:19 A LOT OF FAT, A LOT OF AMINO ACIDS AND DIFFERENT KINDS
  • 21:25    OF ACIDS THAT ARE SITTING  UNDERNEATH OR WITHIN,
  • 21:28 THE EPIDERMIS, THE SKIN   LAYER HAS BEEN WASHED OUT.
  • 21:45 OUR PILGRIM LADIES REAL LOVE THE MINERAL WEALTH OF THE DEAD SEA.
  • 21:48  THEY MAKE IT    INTO WONDERFUL COSMETICS.
  • 21:51 THEY BUY A BRAND CALLED   [ speaking Hebrew ].
  • 21:53   IT MEANS IN HEBREW, "LOVE."
  • 21:56 THEY MAKE ALL SORTS OF WONDERFUL LOTIONS AND SO FORTH.
  • 21:58    OUT OF THE STUFF >> THAT COMES FROM THE DEAD SEA.
  • 22:00  IT SEEMS VERY UNLIKELY WHEN YOU SEE THE PLACE.
  • 22:03    BUT THE COSMETICS  ARE MUCH APPRECIATED.
  • 22:06    AND MERCHANDISED >> IN AMERICA ALL OVER.
  • 22:07 NOW, WE ARE GOING TO GO NORTH.
  • 22:09 WE ARE GOING TO A SMALL  VEGETARIAN SPA THAT IS IN THE
  • 22:14  ROLLING HILLS   OF NORTHERN GALILEE
  • 22:16   AND HAS A MAGNIFICENT VIEW  OF THE FAMOUS SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 22:26   WELL, SOME GARDENS   ARE JUST FOR GARDEN
  • 22:28 AND SOME OF THE BIGGER GARDENS ARE THE HERBAL.
  • 22:33 WE GROW VEGETABLES AND FRUITS,  HERBAL VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
  • 22:37  THAT WE SERVE TO THE GUESTS.
  • 22:40  WE ALSO HAVE A BIG FARM WHERE WE MANUFACTURE DAIRY PRODUCTS.
  • 22:46   CHEESES AND MILK.
  • 22:47  THIS IS A VEGETARIAN HOTEL.
  • 22:49 PEOPLE COME HERE FOR HEALTH.
  • 22:54 DO MAINLY ISRAELIS COME HERE?
  • 22:56 YES, MAINLY ISRAELIS, >> BUT A LOT OF TOURIST, TOO.
  • 22:59  EVEN FROM AMERICA?
  • 23:00 YES.
  • 23:02    AND THEY WOULD  COME FROM HEALTH PURPOSES?
  • 23:04 THEY COME FOR HEALTH PURPOSES.
  • 23:07  THE ONES THAT KNOW >>AND KEEP COMING BACK.
  • 23:10    THEY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.
  • 23:12 THE ONES THAT COME HERE   FOR THE FIRST TIME,
  • 23:13    THEY ARE VERY SURPRISED, >> THEY LOVE IT.
  • 23:15  IT'S A HEALTH HOTEL.
  • 23:17  IN THE SPA WE >>   GIVE OVER 40 TREATMENTS,
  • 23:20 DIFFERENT KINDS OF TREATMENTS.
  • 23:21    WE HAVE THE BEST >>  THERAPIST IN ISRAEL
  • 23:24  THAT CAN DEAL   WITH THE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS.
  • 23:27 BEST THERAPIST?
  • 23:29  YES, THEY DEAL WITH SPECIFIC   PROBLEMS THAT PEOPLE HAVE.
  • 23:35  HOW TO REDUCE TENSION, HOW TO HELP PEOPLE IN A DIFFERENT WAY.
  • 23:39  WELL, IT'S SAD, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS NOT THE
  • 23:43  PICTURE OF ISRAEL I WOULD SEE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 23:45  WE SEE DUSTY ROADS.
  • 23:47   WE SEE STONES, ROCKS BEING >>   THROWN, BOMBS GOING OFF.
  • 23:48    THIS IS THE PICTURE THAT >>  THE NEWS PAINTS OF ISRAEL.
  • 23:53 YES, THAT IS VERY SAD.
  • 23:55 I'M VERY AWARE TO THAT.
  • 24:00    I DON'T KNOW IF A LOT OF >>  ISRAELIS ARE AWARE TO THAT.
  • 24:02   BUT IT IS VERY SAD.
  • 24:06  ARE YOU SAYING THAT ISRAELIS   ARE NOT AWARE OF THE IMAGE
  • 24:09   THAT THEY HAVE IN AMERICA?
  • 24:11   MANY ARE NOT AWARE.
  • 24:13  BUT IT'S A -- IT'S VERY SAD.
  • 24:18  I MYSELF, LIVED IN THE STATES BEFORE SO I KNOW AND I WAS VERY
  • 24:23    SURPRISED TO FIND OUT THE PICTURE AND THE THOUGHT OF WHAT
  • 24:28  AMERICANS THINK ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 24:31 IT'S VERY SAD.
  • 24:32   AND DIFFERENT AND THERE IS   A DIFFERENT SIDE TO ISRAEL.
  • 24:38    [ music playing ]
  • 25:07   WELL, ISRAEL IS A BUNCH OF   DIFFERENT KINDS OF BEAUTY,
  • 25:10   NOT AVAILABLE ON THE MEDIA,   I'M AFRAID.
  • 25:13  YOU KNOW, WE MADE THIS SERIES
  • 25:14 BECAUSE OF THE   CONSTANT SHOWING OF ISRAEL,
  • 25:18  SOME KIND OF WAR-TORN  LITTLE, UNIMPORTANT REPUBLIC.
  • 25:22 AND IN REALITY,  IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
  • 25:26    YOU KNOW,   WE'RE JUST A SMALL PROGRAM.
  • 25:28 IT'S HARD FOR US TO AFFORD THIS.
  • 25:30  BUT IT SIMPLY HAS TO BE DONE.
  • 25:32   THE WAY THE MEDIA, CNN AND  THE NETWORKS
  • 25:35 AND THE BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY AND OTHERS
  • 25:38 PORTRAY ISRAEL, >>   IF ISRAEL WERE A PERSON,
  • 25:41  HE COULD SUE THEM FOR LIABLE.
  • 25:43 THIS KIND OF CONSTANT,  CONSTANT DENIGRATING OF A WONDERFUL COUNTRY.
  • 25:48  LOOK, I'M NOT  TRYING TO BE BIASED.
  • 25:50   I HAVE TRAVELED THE   WHOLE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 25:52 I HAVE SEEN THE  BEAUTY OF THE GREEK ISLANDS.
  • 25:54    I'VE SEEN TURKEY.
  • 25:56 I'VE BEEN TO EGYPT EIGHT TIMES.
  • 25:57   I'VE LOOKED AT THE PYRAMIDS   ALL OVER THE PLACE.
  • 26:00    I'VE BEEN THROUGH  ALL OF THESE NATIONS.
  • 26:03  IT'S FAR AND AWAY THE FINEST,    THE BEST LOOKING,
  • 26:06  THE MOST PROGRESSIVE,  THE MOST ECONOMICALLY SECURE.
  • 26:11  AND IT'S JUST NOT PORTRAYED THAT WAY
  • 26:13 AND IT'S JUST GETTING TIRESOME.
  • 26:16 THE TOURIST AND    THE PILGRIMS KNOW BETTER.
  • 26:18 IF YOU COME ON ONE OF OUR TOURS   AND WE SHOW YOU THE PLACE,
  • 26:21 YOU WILL NEVER BE FOOLED AGAIN.
  • 26:22    YOU WILL PROBABLY  NOT WATCH CNN AGAIN.
  • 26:24  IT IS A PROOF OF PROPHECY FULFILLED.
  • 26:27   ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE,
  • 26:29    IT IS A VERY SPIRITUALLY    IMPORTANT PLACE.
  • 26:31 IF OUR SEMINARIES COULD MASTER  THAT, IT WOULD BE DELIGHTFUL.
  • 26:34    GOD IS WORKING THERE AND >>THEY SOMEHOW IGNORE THE PLACE.
  • 26:39 THE PEOPLE THAT  COME FOR THE HEALING,
  • 26:42 THEY COME FROM   ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 26:44   THE HEALING IS EVERYWHERE.
  • 26:46 LET ME READ A WONDERFUL PASSAGE.
  • 27:19    THE OLD TESTAMENT   IS FULL OF SUCH SCRIPTURE.
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  • 27:32 AT ITS 3000th BIRTHDAY
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Episodes in this series

  1. A Place of Birth
  2. A Place of New Life
  3. A Place of Opportunity
  4. A Place Among Nations
  5. A Place of Blessing
  6. A Place of Healing
  7. A Place of Revelation
  8. A Voice to the Nations
  9. A Place to Call Home
  10. A Place of Peace
  11. A Place of Still Waters
  12. A Place for the King
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