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Series: “Israel, My Love”
27 Years with Zola Levitt
Zola accepted Jesus as his Messiah on March 14, 1971. Within several years, he authored a dozen books and hosted a live talk-radio program, The Heart of the Matter. In December 1978, Zola’s ministry expanded to television with Zola Levitt Live. From then until the end of his life, Zola produced over 700 hours of television that reached millions. This retrospective series of six programs brings you a few highlights of Zola’s work, music and life.
Episode: Israel, My Love, Part 2
Israel My Love - 1986, Evidence of God - 1999, The House of David - 1994, The Miracle of Passover - 1982, The Bible: The Whole Story - 1984, Covenants of God - 1998, Israel: By Divine Right - 1992. Interviews include Benjamin Netanyahu.

Caption transcript for Israel, My Love: Part 2 (2/6)

  • 00:07 HE'S GOING TO PREACH CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
  • 00:10 FAMINE, PESTILENCE, EARTHQUAKES, WARS, THE SECOND RESURRECTIONS OF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:16 WELL, I THINK WHEN GOD CHOOSES A PEOPLE, THE DEVIL CHOOSES..
  • 00:18 THE BELIEVERS WILL BE..
  • 00:20 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:23 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES IS PROUD TO PRESENT
  • 00:26 A SERIES HIGHLIGHTING OVER ONE QUARTER CENTURY OF TELEVISION PROGRAMS.
  • 00:39 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN. I'M SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:41 WE'RE BACK AGAIN WITH A RETROSPECTIVE OF ZOLA LEVITT'S MINISTRY.
  • 00:45 I'M HERE WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 00:48 IN FACT, I JUST GOT BACK FROM ISRAEL AND I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT INTERESTING.
  • 00:52 ZOLA MADE A SERIES FROM 1986 CALLED "ISRAEL MY LOVE".
  • 00:56 20 YEARS AGO IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT.
  • 01:00 I THINK THAT MESSAGE IS VERY TIMELY TODAY, FRANKLY.
  • 01:05 DEVELOPING A LOVE FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, THAT LOVE'S ALREADY IN THE BIBLE.
  • 01:10 GOD'S WORD DOES NOT COME BACK VOID.
  • 01:12 NO IT DOESN'T AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION FOR GOD'S LOVE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 01:16 AND HIS PLAN AND WE'RE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT IT IN THIS SEGMENT, AREN'T WE.
  • 01:19 WE ARE. BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 01:29 (SPEAKING HEBREW) YOU ARE LOVELY ISRAEL.
  • 01:34 (SPEAKING HEBREW) YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY LOVE.
  • 01:46 (SPEAKING HEBREW) YES, I'VE LOVED YOU, ISRAEL.
  • 01:50 (SPEAKING HEBREW) AS HE LOVES YOU FROM ABOVE.
  • 02:17 ♪WHERE'S A LAND AS FAIR AS THEE ♪ISRAEL, AHAVTI,
  • 02:21 ♪WHO COULD KEEP FROM LOVING ♪THEE ISRAEL, AHAVTI,
  • 02:28 ISRAEL, AHAVTI, ISRAEL MY LOVE.
  • 02:32 IT WAS A WILDERNESS HERE LESS THAN 40 YEARS AGO.
  • 02:35 THESE PEOPLE THAT CAME 40 YEARS THROUGH THE ORIGINAL WILDERNESS
  • 02:37 AFTER THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT BUILT THESE HOTELS, THESE CONDOMINIUMS,
  • 02:43 THIS ART MUSEUM WHERE I STAND IN THAT AMOUNT OF TIME AND THEY HAVE RENEWED AN ANCIENT LAND.
  • 02:50 IT'S A CONCEPT THAT'S HARD TO GRASP FOR AMERICANS
  • 02:54 BECAUSE AMERICA IS REALLY A LITTLE OVER 200 YEARS OLD
  • 02:57 AND DOESN'T HAVE A PAST THAT GOES BACK TO A PATRIARCH WHO CAME HERE 4000 YEARS AGO,
  • 03:02 TO A GREAT KING WHO ASCENDED A THRONE 3000 YEARS AGO,
  • 03:06 TO A MESSIAH WHO ARRIVED 2000 YEAR AGO,
  • 03:10 TO CRUSADERS WHO CAME AND RAPED THIS LAND 1000 YEARS AGO.
  • 03:14 THAT KIND OF HISTORY IS BEYOND OUR KIN, IT'S BEYOND OUR EXPERIENCE.
  • 03:18 I GUESS I COULD GO ON AND ON.
  • 03:21 I DON'T WANT TO SOUND BIASED OR TO MAKE A POLITICAL SPEECH,
  • 03:24 BUT IT'S THE MYSTERY OF MY LIFETIME WHY THIS PARTICULAR, PECULIAR PEOPLE,
  • 03:29 WHOM GOD CHOSE ARE HOUNDED SO MUCH AND CHASED AROUND SO MUCH.
  • 03:33 WHAT IN THE WORLD HAVE THEY DONE?
  • 03:36 YOU KNOW, MY MOST PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HERE AT THIS WALL
  • 03:38 WHEN MY LITTLE BOY AARON WAS BORN AND I WENT UP TO THE WALL
  • 03:43 AND I PUT A PAPER IN A CRACK BETWEEN THE STONES.
  • 03:46 IT'S WHAT THE PEOPLE DO.
  • 03:48 GOD SAID HE LIVED RIGHT BEHIND THIS WALL AND SO THE WALL IS SORT OF HIS MAILBOX.
  • 03:52 IF YOU WRITE A SPECIAL PRAYER OR A THANK YOU NOTE ON A PIECE OF PAPER,
  • 03:56 YOU CAN FOLD IT UP AND GIVE IT RIGHT TO GOD.
  • 03:59 IN NUMBERS 6:24-26 THE LORD BLESS THEE AND KEEP THEE,
  • 04:03 THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON THEE AND BE GRACIOUS UNTO THEE,
  • 04:07 THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON THEE AND GIVE THEE PEACE.
  • 04:10 AND OF COURSE MANY A MINISTER CLOSES HIS SERVICE THAT WAY.
  • 04:14 WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY IN THE SYNAGOGUE THE RABBI SAID THAT AT THE END OF THE SERVICE,
  • 04:18 BUT IT IS SPECIFICALLY APPOINTED TO THE LEVITES,
  • 04:21 THE JEWISH PEOPLE AMONG THE PRIESTHOOD OF THAT FAMILY OF LEVITE, AS I AM.
  • 04:27 MY NAME LEVITT IS REALLY LEVITE IN HEBREW AND THEY HAVE THIS DUTY, ACTUALLY,
  • 04:33 TO BLESS THE PEOPLE AND THEY DO IT ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH
  • 04:37 AT 8 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING AND IT'S A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION.
  • 04:41 ZOLA WAS THE SMARTEST MAN I EVER KNEW.
  • 04:44 HE WAS CURIOUS ABOUT EVERYTHING.
  • 04:46 HE LOVED GOOD FOOD.
  • 04:47 HE WANTED TO KNOW HOW THINGS WERE MADE.
  • 04:49 HE WANTED TO KNOW ANSWERS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE AND NATURE
  • 04:53 AND I THINK THAT'S WHY WE DID SOME ON THESE WONDERFUL SERIES WE DID.
  • 04:57 YES, "EVIDENCE OF GOD" IS ONE EXAMPLE.
  • 04:59 IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT TAKING A LEAP INTO BLIND FAITH IS IT,
  • 05:03 THAT GOD HAS LEFT A LOT OF EVIDENCES THAT PROVE UP THE CHRISTIAN STORY.
  • 05:08 SOME PEOPLE THINK, WELL GOD DIDN'T MAKE THE WORLD,
  • 05:10 THERE'S NO CREATOR AT ALL INVOLVED IN PERSONALLY.
  • 05:13 NOT SO, IN "EVIDENCES OF GOD", ZOLA SHOWS ANOTHER STORY AS HE LOOKS AT THE BIBLE IN ONE HAND
  • 05:19 AND MODERN SCIENCE AND SHOWS HOW THE TWO GO TOGETHER, THEY DON'T COME APART.
  • 05:31 OH, LORD, OUR LORD, HOW EXCELLENT IS THY NAME IN ALL THE EARTH.
  • 05:38 WHEN I CONSIDER THE HEAVENS, THE WORK OF THY FINGERS,
  • 05:43 THE MOON AND THE STARS, WHICH THOU HAST ORDAINED,
  • 05:46 WHAT IS MAN THAT THOU ART MINDFUL OF HIM,
  • 05:51 FOR BY HIM WERE ALL THINGS CREATED THAT ARE IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH,
  • 05:56 VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE AND HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS AND BY HIM ALL THINGS EXIST.
  • 06:05 THEREFORE, YOU ARE MY WITNESS SAYETH THE LORD THAT I AM GOD.
  • 06:17 IF YOU SIT IN THE FRONT CENTER OF GEOMETRY CLASS
  • 06:21 AND THE TEACHER DRAWS A SQUARE ON THE BLACKBOARD AND YOU LOOK AT IT, IT'S A SQUARE.
  • 06:26 BUT, IF YOU COME TO CLASS THE NEXT DAY
  • 06:28 AND YOU HAPPEN TO GET A SEAT OVER ON THE FIRST CHAIR OF THE ROW ON THE END,
  • 06:32 YOU'RE LOOKING AT IT SIDEWAYS, NOW IT LOOKS LIKE A RECTANGLE.
  • 06:36 NOW, YOU KNOW IT DIDN'T CHANGE, YOUR EYE WILL COMPENSATE,
  • 06:40 IF THE TEACHER SAYS IT'S A SQUARE, IT'S A SQUARE.
  • 06:42 BUT, IT LOOKS TO YOU LIKE A RECTANGLE
  • 06:45 BECAUSE YOUR PERSPECTIVE HAS SLIGHTLY CHANGED.
  • 06:48 AS I SAID, I GREW UP IN A KIBBUTZ AND I GREW UP ON THIS PHILOSOPHY,
  • 06:53 SO, SINCE I WAS A BABY I'VE HEARD ABOUT EVOLUTION,
  • 06:58 BUT WHEN I STARTED MY STUDIES IN THE UNIVERSITY ALREADY CAME AS A BELIEVER IN YESHUA HAMASHIACH.
  • 07:04 SO, IT WAS VERY CLEAR FOR ME THAT I CAN'T PUT THEM TOGETHER;
  • 07:10 I CANNOT LINK THEM TOGETHER AND LIVE WITH THEM TOGETHER.
  • 07:13 REALLY, I SAW IT AND I STILL SEE IT AS AN ENEMY OF GOD, ENEMY TO THE BIBLE.
  • 07:22 WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS HAPPENING BY ANY NATURAL EXPLANATION,
  • 07:27 YOU'RE COMPARING THIS WITH LIKE WINNING A LOTTERY, A MILLION TO ONE LOTTERY.
  • 07:31 HOW LIKELY IS THAT TO HAPPEN A MILLION TIMES IN A ROW?
  • 07:34 STILL, THAT IS MUCH MORE LIKELY THAN THAT SOMETHING
  • 07:37 THAT'S A CHANCE OF ONE PART IN TEN TO THE FORTIETH SHOULD HAPPEN.
  • 07:49 WHICH IS TO SAY SOMEBODY WHO REALLY DOESN'T BELIEVE GOD
  • 07:52 AND THEN LOOKS AT NATURE EVEN WITH THE NAKED EYE, EVEN STANDING,
  • 07:57 I ALWAYS SAY AT THE DEAD SEA IN ISRAEL
  • 07:59 BECAUSE THERE'S A PLACE WHERE THERE'S NOTHING IN THE ATMOSPHERE, NO POLLUTION,
  • 08:04 NO LIGHTS AROUND YOU ON THE GROUND AND YOU SEE SO MANY STARS
  • 08:07 THAT YOU JUST KNOW THAT GOD PUT THEM THERE AND THAT'S WHAT THE CHAPTER GOES ON TO SAY,
  • 08:12 NATURE ITSELF TESTIFIES THAT GOD EXISTS AND IF MEN TURN AWAY FROM HIM AND WON'T SEE HIM,
  • 08:18 THEN THE TURN INTO ALL SORTS OF SIN AND SO FORTH
  • 08:21 BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST TURNING AWAY FROM PLAIN EVIDENCE THAT'S HE'S LEFT THERE.
  • 08:24 FAITH DOESN'T ALWAYS NEED PROOF, BUT IT SURE IS GREAT WHEN PROOF SHOWS UP.
  • 08:30 BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY SPEAKS TO THE DISCIPLINE OF INDIVIDUALS THAT GO THROUGH THE HOLY LAND
  • 08:36 AND DIG UP ARTIFACTS THAT PROVE UP THE BIBLE STORY.
  • 08:39 ZOLA WAS A BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGIST.
  • 08:41 HE WOULD DIG INTO THE WORD AND TELL GREAT STORIES, ONE OF WHICH WAS THE "HOUSE OF DAVID".
  • 08:46 THE "HOUSE OF DAVID" IS ONE OF OUR LONGEST SERIES THAT WE HAD, MADE IN 1994.
  • 08:51 I HOPE YOU ENJOY.
  • 08:53 ON JULY 21, 1993, DR. AVRAHAM BIRAN, AN ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 09:03 DISCOVERED A REMARKABLE STONE BEARING AN INSCRIPTION WRITTEN IN ANCIENT ARAMAIC.
  • 09:08 HE HAD FOUND THE FIRST REFERENCE OUTSIDE THE BIBLE TO KING DAVID
  • 09:13 AND A RULING DYNASTY, EVIDENCE OF THE "HOUSE OF DAVID".
  • 09:22 ♪RAISE UP A KING, ♪ONE OF YOUR OWN,
  • 09:31 ♪CALL HIM TO LEAD US, ♪ESTABLISH HIS THRONE.
  • 09:40 ♪I HAVE CHOSEN A SHEPHERD ♪AFTER MY HEART,
  • 09:50 ♪KING OF MY PEOPLE ♪MY ANOINTED ONE.
  • 10:02 IN SPRING THE GALILEE AREA IN NORTHERN ISRAEL IS ABLAZE WITH COLOR,
  • 10:07 THE PERFECT SETTING FOR THESE BABY LAMBS TO BASK IN THE WARM AFTERNOON SUN.
  • 10:12 NOT FAR FROM HERE IS THE MOUNT OF BEATITUDES ALONG THE SHORE OF THE SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 10:17 IT'S HERE WE STOP WITH OUR TOUR GROUPS AND STUDY ABOUT
  • 10:20 THE GOOD SHEPHERD WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS SHEEP.
  • 10:24 FROM THIS VANTAGE POINT WE CAN VERY OFTEN SEE FLOCKS OF SHEEP
  • 10:27 BEING LED THROUGH THE OPEN FIELDS.
  • 10:29 THESE SHEEP FOLLOW THE SHEPHERD BECAUSE THEY TRUST HIM
  • 10:32 TO KEEP THEM FROM HARM AND LEAD THEM TO SAFETY.
  • 10:35 THEIR VERY SURVIVAL IS DEPENDENT ON THE SHEPHERD.
  • 10:38 THE WORD SACRIFICE MEANS GIVING UP SOMETHING YOU LOVE
  • 10:40 AND THE TEACHING WAS THAT THAT ANIMAL HAD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD;
  • 10:44 THEY HAD TO REALLY GET CLOSE TO THAT ANIMAL BEFORE THEY COULD BRING IT HERE
  • 10:47 AND SO THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY WHO HAS BROUGHT THE ANIMAL HERE HAS A GREAT ATTACHMENT FOR IT.
  • 10:52 THE PRIEST GIVES HIM A VERY SHARP KNIFE.
  • 10:54 THEY RAISE THE CHIN OF THE ANIMAL;
  • 10:56 THE KNIFE IS PLACED THERE AND DRAWN VERY SOFTLY ACROSS THE THROAT.
  • 10:59 IT'S ONLY INTENDED TO CUT THESE TWO ARTERIES HERE.
  • 11:02 THE ANIMAL LOSES CONSCIOUSNESS, OF COURSE, RIGHT AWAY,
  • 11:05 IT'S DYING, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE A SOUND.
  • 11:08 THAT'S KOSHER KILLING.
  • 11:09 YOU KNOW, I GET UPSET WHEN I THINK OF ALL THE PAIN JESUS HAD WHEN HE WAS OUR LAMB.
  • 11:13 THE ANIMAL SUFFERED VERY LITTLE, BUT JESUS SUFFERED MUCH FOR OUR SIN.
  • 11:18 IN 1989 GERSHON SOLOMON AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT FAITHFUL TOOK THEIR FIRST MAJOR STEP.
  • 11:24 IN THIS PUBLIC CEREMONY, THEY DEDICATED THE CORNERSTONE TO THE NEXT TEMPLE.
  • 11:29 DRAWING WATER FROM THE POOL OF SILOM, THEY ANOINTED THE STONE
  • 11:33 JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 11:36 THE CORNERSTONE LOOKS CRUDE AT THIS STAGE BECAUSE IT WAS FOUND THIS WAY
  • 11:40 AND NOT AS YET BEEN REFINISHED AND POLISHED AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY.
  • 11:45 WHEN WE RETURN, WE WILL SHOW YOU THE PASSOVER,
  • 11:50 ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS ZOLA EVER MADE.
  • 11:56 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 12:00 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 12:03 WHEN YOU CALL, BE SURE TO ALSO AS FOR OUR FREE CATALOG WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS AND MUSIC.
  • 12:09 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES INCLUDES
  • 12:13 READING PACKETS, TEACHING CASSETTES AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 12:17 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL, GREECE
  • 12:20 OR THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE THEME PARK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.
  • 12:24 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 12:26 IF YOU HAD BUT ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE ISRAEL, WHAT WOULD THAT ONE WORD BE?
  • 12:30 INCREDIBLE.
  • 12:32 FULFILLMENT.
  • 12:33 UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 12:34 WOW.
  • 12:36 SHALOM.
  • 12:37 FABULOUS.
  • 12:39 SABABA, WHICH MEANS AWESOME.
  • 12:42 LOVE, THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 12:46 PHENOMENAL, PHENOMENAL, PHENOMENAL.
  • 12:57 THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 12:58 YES, WE'RE STILL GOING TO ISRAEL.
  • 13:00 YES, IT'S SAFE THERE.
  • 13:02 YOU KNOW, ZOLA ALWAYS SAID, YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE IN ISRAEL 1000 YEARS, PLUS ETERNITY.
  • 13:07 YOU NEED TO SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE.
  • 13:10 COME WITH US TO ISRAEL.
  • 13:12 IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE.
  • 13:13 IT SURELY IS AND IT WAS PERHAPS APPRECIATED THE MOST BY THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
  • 13:18 THAT GOT OUT OF EGYPT THAT FINALLY GOT IN THERE AND I BET IT SEEMED LIKE AN ETERNITY.
  • 13:22 THE STORY OF THE PASSOVER IS ONE OF THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD.
  • 13:26 IN FACT, CHRISTIANS CAN LOOK AT THE LORD'S SUPPER, COMMUNION AND THE PASSOVER
  • 13:31 AND SEE HOW ALL THIS FITS TOGETHER.
  • 13:33 ZOLA TOLD THE PASSOVER STORY AND HE TOLD IT WELL, DIDN'T HE.
  • 13:36 HE TOLD IT WONDERFULLY.
  • 13:38 NOW, WHY SHOULD WE KNOW THE PASSOVER TO BEGIN WITH?
  • 13:42 AFTER ALL, ISN'T THIS JUST AN OLD COVENANT FEAST?
  • 13:45 WE'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, AND THAT IS TRUE.
  • 13:47 BUT, YOU KNOW, FIRST OF ALL OUR LORD DID THIS.
  • 13:50 HE THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 13:51 HE DID THIS ON HIS LAST EARTHLY NIGHT.
  • 13:54 THERE A LOT OF THING YOU MIGHT DO TONIGHT
  • 13:56 IF YOU WERE GOING ON TRIAL FOR YOUR LIFE IN THE MORNING,
  • 13:59 HE CHOSE THAT IT WOULD THIS, THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE FEASTS GOD GAVE TO ISRAEL.
  • 14:06 IT'S THE YOUNGEST CHILD HAS ASKED FATHER TO EXPLAIN THE EXODUS, IN EFFECT,
  • 14:13 WHY DO WE EAT THE UNLEAVENED BREAD, WHY DO WE DO THIS,
  • 14:14 WHY DO WE EAT THESE BITTER HERBS, WHY DO WE DO ALL THESE CEREMONIES?
  • 14:18 IN REPLY, FATHER READS THE WHOLE HAGGADAH, THE WHOLE BOOK OF PASSOVER AND I MEAN,
  • 14:24 HE GOES ON AND HE GOES ON AND IT TAKES HOURS TO HEAR THE STORY OF THE EXODUS
  • 14:30 AND HEAR IT TOLD RIGHT AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STORY.
  • 14:33 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART IS IT'S A TYPE OF SALVATION.
  • 14:37 TO THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THE NEW TESTAMENT AND HOW WE ARE SAVED IN CHRIST,
  • 14:40 THE STORY OF THE EXODUS IS A VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF IT.
  • 14:47 AFTER ALL WE HAVE A PEOPLE THAT ARE SLAVES AND WE SAY WE WERE SLAVES TO SIN.
  • 14:52 THEN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB GOT THEM OUT OF IT
  • 14:56 AND SO WE GO TO THE BLOOD OF CHRIST AND WE'RE DELIVERED FROM SLAVERY
  • 15:00 AND THEN THE TRIP THROUGH THE RED SEA, WELL, THAT'S OUR BAPTISM
  • 15:06 JUST LIKE THE HEBREW NATION YOU WENT IN THE WATER AND YOU CAME OUT SAFELY AGAIN.
  • 15:11 THEN THE WILDERNESS, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE NOW,
  • 15:14 WE'RE IN THE SINAI, IN THIS UNFORGIVING WORLD.
  • 15:16 THIS PLACE WHERE THERE'S SO MUCH LAW AND IT'S SO HARD TO GET BREAD AND WATER
  • 15:21 AND WE ARE EVER MOVING, THOUGH, TOWARD HEAVEN, JERICHO.
  • 15:26 LOOK AT THAT, STRIPED, PIERCED, THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY'VE PIERCED.
  • 15:31 PURE, NO LEAVEN IN IT, SINLESS LIKE HIS BODY.
  • 15:34 THIS IS THE ONLY PICTURE WE HAVE OF JESUS.
  • 15:36 THIS PIECE OF BREAD, THIS THIRD CUP OF WINE AT THE PASSOVER TABLE, THAT IS COMMUNION.
  • 15:44 NOW, YOU UNDERSTAND BETTER, WHEN YOU TAKE IT NEXT TIME, REMEMBER WHAT THE SIGNIFICANCE IS.
  • 15:51 KNOWING ABOUT OUR JEWISH ROOTS IS VERY IMPORTANT,
  • 15:55 BUT ALSO KNOWING THAT THE BIBLE IS ONE BOOK, NOT JUST THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 15:58 NOT JUST THE NEW TESTAMENT, BUT ONE BOOK.
  • 16:02 IT LETS US KNOW WHAT GOD'S WILL IS FOR US AND I THINK THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT.
  • 16:06 JEFF, BOTH YOU AND ZOLA WERE RAISED IN A JEWISH HOUSE.
  • 16:10 HOW DID THAT GO?
  • 16:12 ZOLA HELPED UNDERSCORE THE JEWISH NATURE OF BOTH THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS.
  • 16:16 HE WAS ABLE TO BRING THAT INTO HIS CONVERSATION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 16:19 YOU KNOW, I ENJOY DOING THAT TOO, JUST LIKE HE DID.
  • 16:23 ZOLA'S SERIES ON THE COVENANTS REALLY EXPLORED HOW OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY
  • 16:27 IS FULFILLED IN THE NEW AND "THE BIBLE, THE WHOLE STORY",
  • 16:30 ZOLA JUST SHOWED HOW IT'S SEAMLESS.
  • 16:32 GREAT STORY WASN'T IT.
  • 16:33 GREAT STORY.
  • 16:35 WELL, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 16:37 TONIGHT IS THE THIRD IN OUR SERIES OF SEVEN STUDIES,
  • 16:40 WHICH WE CALL, "THE BIBLE, THE WHOLE STORY"
  • 16:43 AND WE'VE DIVIDED THE BIBLE, TAKING IT COVER TO COVER, INTO SEVEN BIG PORTIONS
  • 16:50 AND WHEN WE TAKE UP PROPHECY TONIGHT, IT'S FOLLOWING A LOOK INTO THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
  • 16:57 AND THE LAW, WHICH WERE THE FIRST TWO SECTIONS.
  • 17:00 THEN WE COME TO SCRIPTURES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 17:03 THAT DESCRIBE MESSIAH'S MISSION VERY PRECISELY.
  • 17:08 IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLE, TURN WITH ME TO ISAIAH 53
  • 17:11 AND HERE WE CAN FIND SCRIPTURES THAT APPLY SO CLOSELY TO THE CAREER OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 17:18 AND NO ONE ELSE THAT WE'RE HARD PRESSED TO DOUBT WHO MESSIAH IS.
  • 17:30 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:32 AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU,
  • 17:35 NEITHER SHALL ALL FLESH BE CUT OFF ANYMORE BY THE WATERS OF A FLOOD.
  • 17:42 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:44 AND I WILL MAKE OF THEE A GREAT NATION, I WILL BLESS THEE AND MAKE THY NAME GREAT.
  • 17:50 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:54 AND THE LORD THY GOD WILL BRING THEE INTO THE LAND WHICH THY FATHER POSSESSED.
  • 17:59 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 18:02 AND I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR MINDS AND WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS.
  • 18:13 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 18:16 YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY I'M DRESSED LIKE THIS.
  • 18:19 WELL, THOSE WHO'VE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TABERNACLE IN THE SCRIPTURES,
  • 18:26 REALIZE THAT I'M DRESSED AS THE HIGH PRIEST OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:30 THIS IS WHAT HE WORE IN THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 18:34 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 18:38 GOD'S LAW GIVEN TO MOSES IS REVERED WEEKLY
  • 18:40 IN THE MANY MESSIANIC CONGREGATION THROUGHOUT ISRAEL AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 18:45 ALONG WITH PAUL THE APOSTLE, THESE FELLOWSHIPS REJOICE IN THE FACT THAT
  • 18:49 WHEREFORE THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER TO BRING US UNTO CHRIST
  • 18:52 THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH.
  • 18:55 IT WASN'T THAT THE LAW SAVED PEOPLE, IT WOULD NOT SAVE ANYBODY,
  • 18:59 IT WAS THAT THEY DEMONSTRATED THEIR FAITH BY KEEPING THIS LAW.
  • 19:03 LET ME SAY THE WORSHIP WAS NOT PRETTY.
  • 19:06 THERE WERE NO PEWS IN THE TABERNACLE, NO SERVICES, NO SERMONS,
  • 19:10 YOU DIDN'T COME IN THERE AND SIT DOWN.
  • 19:12 IT HAD A SACRIFICIAL ALTAR OUT FRONT AND IT WAS A PLACE OF SACRIFICE.
  • 19:18 WHEN SOLOMON CONSECRATED THE FIRST TEMPLE AND HE MADE A MAGNIFICENT SPEECH ABOUT THAT.
  • 19:24 GOD ACCEPTED THE PLACE UNTO HIMSELF.
  • 19:31 IT WAS A PLACE FOR SHEDDING THE BLOOD FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS.
  • 19:36 WHEN POLITICIANS STARTED TALKING ABOUT DIVIDING UP THE LAND OF ISRAEL IN THE 90'S,
  • 19:41 ZOLA FIRED BACK WITH "ISRAEL BY DIVINE RIGHT",
  • 19:44 A SERIES THAT SAYS ISRAEL IS ISRAEL'S LAND, IT IS ZIONISM AT ITS FINEST.
  • 19:50 ZIONISM IS NOT A DIRTY WORD.
  • 19:53 GOD IS A ZIONIST AND ZOLA LOVED ISRAEL.
  • 20:12 ♪ISRAEL: BY THE WORD ♪OF JEHOVAH.
  • 20:17 ♪ISRAEL: BY THE WILL ♪OF THE LORD.
  • 20:22 ♪ISRAEL: BY DIVINE RIGHT! ♪ISRAEL: CALLING US HOME.
  • 20:38 ♪ISRAEL: BY DIVINE RIGHT! ♪OUR GOD IS CALLING US HOME.
  • 20:57 (BLOWING RAM'S HORN)
  • 21:06 WELL WE CAME ALL THE WAY HERE TO JERICHO AND BROUGHT THE RAM'S HORN,
  • 21:10 THE TRUMPET OF THE BIBLE WITH WHICH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BLEW DOWN THE WALLS
  • 21:16 AS IT SAYS IN THE BOOK OF JOSHUA.
  • 21:20 THIS IS A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE LAND LOOKED LIKE
  • 21:23 ABOUT THE TIME OF ABRAHAM WHEN HE FIRST CAME TO THIS AREA.
  • 21:28 HE CAME FROM THE NORTH AND CAME DOWN TO THIS AREA,
  • 21:34 WHICH IS SHECHEM BETWEEN THE TWO MOUNTAINS THAT WE ALREADY MENTIONED
  • 21:38 AND THEN HEADED ON DOWN TO BEERSHEBA WHERE HE LIVED.
  • 21:42 WE WENT ON ALL SIDES OF THIS QUESTION.
  • 21:44 WE TALKED WITH RABBIS, WITH PALESTINIANS, WITH JOURNALISTS, WITH BEDOUINS
  • 21:48 AND ALL KINDS OF THEOLOGICAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THIS QUESTION, THE JEWS IN ISRAEL.
  • 21:57 IT REALLY STARTED LAST SPRING WITH THIS ISSUE OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
  • 22:02 I DON'T TAKE THAT MAGAZINE, I SURE NEVER WOULD,
  • 22:05 BUT IT COVERED WHAT IT CALLS "CHRISTIAN ZIONISM"
  • 22:09 AND PRETENDED THAT THE IDEA OF THE JEWS IN ISRAEL OR ISRAEL BEING IMPORTANT IN PROPHECY
  • 22:15 IS JUST THE IDEA OF A FEW CRAZY TEACHER, I GUESS AND NOT A VERY POPULAR IDEA.
  • 22:22 I DON'T KNOW, THERE ARE PEOPLE READING THIS BIBLE
  • 22:26 WHO THINK THAT THE JEWS HAVE NO RIGHT TO ISRAEL.
  • 22:29 IF YOU CAN TELL ME HOW YOU CAN HAVE THOSE TWO POSITIONS,
  • 22:34 THAT IS READ THIS BOOK AND ITS PROMISES TO THE CHOSEN PEOPLE ABOUT THE PROMISED LAND
  • 22:39 AND STILL HOLD THAT THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE THE LAND SOMEHOW, ARE NOT WORTHY OF THE LAND
  • 22:44 OR WHATEVER, I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW YOU FIGURE THAT OUT.
  • 22:47 I'D LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT THAT.
  • 22:49 ZOLA WAS ABLE TO GET FASCINATING INTERVIEWS WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE,
  • 22:53 ONE OF WHOM WAS BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 22:58 LET'S HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY RIGHT NOW.
  • 23:01 TODAY THE PRINCIPAL BATTLE AGAINST ISRAEL
  • 23:05 IS NOT THE BATTLE OF BULLETS OR EVEN THE BATTLES OF BOMBS,
  • 23:09 ALTHOUGH WE HAVE PLENTY OF THOSE BEING LAUNCHED AGAINST US,
  • 23:12 THE PRINCIPAL METHOD APPLIED BY THE ENEMIES OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND OF ZIONISM
  • 23:17 AND OF THE JEWISH STATE IS SLANDER AND IS LIES.
  • 23:22 THAT'S WHAT THEY DO.
  • 23:24 THEY'VE CONDUCTED A TERRIFIC CAMPAIGN TO REVERSE, TO STAND THINGS ON THEIR HEAD.
  • 23:29 IT IS NOT THE ARABS WHO ATTACK THE JEWS, BUT THE JEWS WHO ATTACK THE ARABS.
  • 23:32 IT IS NOT THEY WHO ATTACKED US FROM JUDEA AND SAMARIA
  • 23:36 AND WE WHO DEFENDED OURSELVES AND GAINED REENTRY INTO THESE TERRITORIES IN THE PROCESS,
  • 23:41 BUT WE WHO SOUGHT OUT TO ATTACK THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 23:45 IT IS NOT THEY WHO POSSESS 21 STATES 500 TIMES THE SIZE OF ISRAEL,
  • 23:49 BUT WE WHO HAVE THIS HUGE MONSTROUS STATE THAT CAN FIT UNDER MY THUMB ON A MAP.
  • 23:56 WHAT A TIMELY INTERVIEW FROM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU.
  • 24:00 WHO'D THINK THAT IT'S MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 24:03 THE SITUATION HASN'T CHANGED.
  • 24:05 SPEAKING OF THE SITUATION, SANDRA, YOU JUST GOT BACK FROM ISRAEL.
  • 24:08 WHAT DID YOU FIND?
  • 24:10 WELL, YOU KNOW IT WAS INTERESTING.
  • 24:11 THAT INTERVIEW WAS BEFORE HE WAS PRIME MINISTER AND THAT WAS MANY, MANY YEARS AGO
  • 24:16 AND HE IS STILL TALKING ABOUT THE POLITICS ON THE GROUND,
  • 24:20 HOW THE PERCEPTION OF EVERYONE IS, OF ISRAEL.
  • 24:24 SO, YOU KNOW, WE WERE FILMING A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO
  • 24:26 AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE WANTED TO BE IN ISRAEL.
  • 24:29 I NEEDED TO BE THERE JEFF, I NEEDED TO SEE REALLY AND TRULY WHAT WAS GOING ON.
  • 24:34 YOU WERE THERE WITH ROCKETS RED GLARE BURSTING IN AIR.
  • 24:38 YOU WERE IN NORTHERN ISRAEL.
  • 24:39 I WAS IN NORTHERN ISRAEL, I WAS IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL,
  • 24:41 I WAS DOWN BY THE EGYPT BORDER WHERE GALID SHALIT WAS KIDNAPPED.
  • 24:46 I WAS DOWN THERE TALKING TO THE ARMY DOWN THERE.
  • 24:49 WE WERE EVERYWHERE.
  • 24:50 A LOT OF FOLK WATCHING SAYING, WHAT A BRAVE WOMAN.
  • 24:53 YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 24:55 I HAD PRAYED ABOUT IT AND YOU KNOW WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IT
  • 24:58 AND I JUST REALLY FELT LIKE THAT'S WHERE GOD WANTED US.
  • 25:02 WE INTERVIEWED LOTS OF PEOPLE, TALKED TO LOTS OF PEOPLE.
  • 25:05 I TALKED TO ONE LADY WHO, IT WAS SO FUNNY,
  • 25:09 SHE WAS RIGHT ON THE BORDER, MAYBE A MILE FROM LEBANON AND SHE SAID,
  • 25:14 I'M NOT MOVING, I'M NOT LEAVING, THIS IS MY HOME, I'M NOT MOVING.
  • 26:02 I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE REAL FEELING IS THE ISRAEL IS ARE STANDING STRONG THIS TIME.
  • 26:07 THEY'RE NOT BACKING DOWN THIS TIME AND IT'S WONDERFUL THING TO SEE THEM ALL COMING TOGETHER
  • 26:14 WITH THIS ONE COMMON GOAL OF LOVING THE LAND AND STAYING THERE.
  • 26:18 AMAZING.
  • 26:19 SO, THE MOOD ON THE GROUND IS UPBEAT?
  • 26:21 VERY UPBEAT, EVEN THE LEFT-WINGERS ARE SEEING THAT, YES, THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
  • 26:27 THEY'RE FINALLY UNDERSTANDING THAT IF WE DON'T TAKE CARE OF IT NOW,
  • 26:30 IT'S GOING TO COME BACK IN TWO YEARS OR THREE YEARS, IT'S GOING TO COME BACK.
  • 26:33 IT WAS A REAL BLESSING TO GO.
  • 26:37 WELL, YOU HAVE A BLOG, BY THE WAY, ON OUR WEBSITE
  • 26:41 FOR FOLK THAT WANT TO GET YOUR DAY BY DAY CALL.
  • 26:44 IT WAS FUN. I ENJOYED DOING IT.
  • 26:45 AS WE GO,
  • 26:46 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
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Episodes in this series

  1. Israel, My Love, Part 1
  2. Israel, My Love, Part 2
  3. Israel, My Love, Part 3
  4. Israel, My Love, Part 4
  5. Israel, My Love, Part 5
  6. Israel, My Love, Part 6

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