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Episode: Israel, My Love, Part 3
The Stones Cry Out - 1996, The Believers - 1991, Sons of Israel - 2002, Friends of the Rabbi - 2001, Is This The End or Just the Beginning? - 2000, The World Today - 1990, Return to Galilee - 1988. Interviews include Kay Arthur, David Dolan and Tom McCall.
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.

Caption transcript for Israel, My Love: Part 3 (3/6)

  • 00:07 HE'S GOING TO PREACH CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
  • 00:10 FAMINE, PESTILENCE, EARTHQUAKES, WARS, THE SECOND RESURRECTIONS OF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:15 WELL, I THINK WHEN GOD CHOOSES A PEOPLE, THE DEVIL CHOOSES..
  • 00:18 THE BELIEVERS WILL BE A VAST MAJORITY..
  • 00:20 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:23 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SERIES HIGHLIGHTING
  • 00:27 OVER ONE QUARTER CENTURY OF TELEVISION PROGRAMS.
  • 00:40 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN. I'M SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:42 I'M HERE WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:45 THE RETROSPECTIVE OF ZOLA LEVITT'S MINISTRIES,
  • 00:47 THE LAST 27 YEARS OF A MINISTRY THAT LOVES ISRAEL,
  • 00:51 LOVES THE JEWS, LOVES TALKING ABOUT JEWISH ROOTS.
  • 00:54 JEFF, I'M GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.
  • 00:55 GLAD TO BE HERE AND IN THE LAST 27 DAYS,
  • 00:58 YOU WERE IN ISRAEL YOURSELF, WEREN'T YOU?
  • 00:59 I HAVE BEEN, I LOVED IT, I HAD TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 01:03 TOUGH TIMES, YES?
  • 01:04 YES AND NO.
  • 01:06 I THINK I SAW LOTS OF THINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE MAY NOT GET TO SEE
  • 01:10 AND I LOVE ALL OF THE ARCHITECTURE OVER THERE, ALL OF THE ARTWORK,
  • 01:16 ALL OF THE LANDSCAPING, IT'S TERRIFIC OVER THERE.
  • 01:19 IN FACT, ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE THINGS I LOVE TO DO OVER THERE IS DIG
  • 01:24 AND WHEN I'M IN ISRAEL, I'M ALWAYS PICKING AROUND
  • 01:26 TRYING TO FIND POTTERY SHARDS OR PETRIFIED STUFF.
  • 01:29 THERE'S THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF HISTORY THERE IN THE STONES, ISN'T THERE?
  • 01:33 ABSOLUTELY, ONE OF THE PROGRAMS ZOLA MADE IS "THE STONES CRY OUT".
  • 01:37 I'D LIKE YOU TO WATCH IT.
  • 02:01 ♪IF NO ONE STANDS TO SPEAK, ♪IF NO ONE PRAYS,
  • 02:12 ♪THESE VERY STONES CRY OUT, ♪I AM.
  • 02:25 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN AND WELCOME TO OUR NEW SERIES, "THE STONES CRY OUT".
  • 02:30 WE TRAVELED FROM DAN TO THE DEAD SEA, FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TO PETRA
  • 02:36 AND THAT'S QUITE AN AREA, LOOKING AT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS, UPDATING THEM,
  • 02:41 FINDING OUT WHAT'S GOING ON THESE DAYS.
  • 02:43 THESE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS PROVE THE BIBLE TO BE A RELIABLE BOOK.
  • 02:50 AND TO OUR SURPRISE, IT WAS MADE OF PURE SILVER, 99% OF SILVER
  • 02:58 AND IT LOOKED LIKE A STRAP OF SILVER.
  • 03:00 IT WAS DENSELY COVERED WITH VERY DELICATELY SCRATCHED CHARACTER IN THE ANCIENT HEBREW SCRIPT.
  • 03:07 THE FIRST WORD TO BE DECIPHERED WAS, TO MY SURPRISE, "NAME OF THE LORD".
  • 03:13 THE TETRAGRAMMATON, OR WHAT WE ANGLICIZE SOMETIMES AS JEHOVAH, YHVH,
  • 03:21 WHICH APPEARS IN THE HEBREW BIBLE WHENEVER THE ENGLISH BIBLE HAS THE WORD "THE LORD".
  • 03:26 HERE IN THE RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF SYRIA LIES THE CITY OF PETRA,
  • 03:30 LOCATED ADJACENT TO A MAJOR ANCIENT TRADE ROUTE,
  • 03:33 PETRA HOSTED CARAVANS FROM MESOPOTAMIA, PERSIA, INDIA AND CHINA.
  • 03:39 THE NABATINES EXTRACTED TAXES FROM THE MERCHANTS DELIVERING SPICES, PRECIOUS STONES
  • 03:44 AND RICH FABRICS, DEVELOPED PETRA INTO A WEALTHY METROPOLIS.
  • 03:49 A WINDING GORGE IS THE ONLY ENTRANCE TO THIS BECAUSE OF THE MOUNTAINOUS SURROUNDINGS.
  • 03:56 THE FIRST OR NOT THE FIRST RELIGIOUS SHRINE,
  • 04:02 SIMPLE SHRINE OF CAESAREA, THE CHRISTIAN BUILT AN OCTAGONAL,
  • 04:06 YOU CAN SEE THE DIAGONAL WALL HERE, WHICH IS PART OF OCTAGON,
  • 04:09 OCTAGONAL BUILDING THAT HAS THE VERY SAME SHAPE AND SIZE
  • 04:14 OF THE OCTAGON OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK
  • 04:17 ON TOP OF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 04:20 INTERESTING THINGS, TALKING ABOUT THE DOME OF THE ROCK.
  • 04:23 YOU KNOW, JEFF, LOTS OF THINGS GO ON IN ISRAEL THAT NEVER EVER GETS REPORTED.
  • 04:27 THAT'S TRUE AND ONE OF THE GREATEST STORIES TO TELL
  • 04:30 IS THE JEWISH ORIGINS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 04:34 I PERSONALLY, IN MY CAREER AS A COLLEGE TEACHER,
  • 04:37 ALWAYS LOVED TEACHING AND EVEN WRITING ABOUT THE JEWISHNESS OF JESUS
  • 04:40 AND THE JEWISHNESS OF THE EARLY CHURCH.
  • 04:42 ZOLA DID A SERIES ON "THE BELIEVERS"
  • 04:45 WHERE HE EXPLORED THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE EARLY FAITH MOVEMENT AND TO THAT,
  • 04:50 WE WILL NOW ATTEND.
  • 04:54 ♪YESHUA, YESHUA.
  • 05:02 WE FOUND OUR JEWISH ROOTS IN YESHUA
  • 05:05 AND TODAY WHEN WE TELL PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS
  • 05:08 WE TELL THEM THAT WE BECAME JEWER THAN EVER.
  • 05:11 I WANTED TO MOVE THEM AND SAY YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH,
  • 05:14 YOU KNOW I JUST, GOD JUST ANSWERED MY PRAYER.
  • 05:17 SEE THE SCRIPTURES SAID THAT WE BLESS YOU WHEN YOU BLESS ISRAEL
  • 05:23 AND I WOULD CURSE YOU WHEN YOU CURSE ISRAEL.
  • 05:25 OUR GOAL IN LIFE ISN'T NECESSARILY TO MAKE FRIENDS FOR MYSELF;
  • 05:30 IT'S TO MAKE FRIENDS FOR YESHUA HAMASHIACH OR JESUS OF NAZARETH.
  • 05:36 ♪♪
  • 05:50 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 05:52 HERE WE ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER NEW SERIES AND THIS ONE IS A LITTLE BIT UNUSUAL.
  • 05:56 WE'VE ALWAYS GONE TO ISRAEL TO FILM THE SITES THERE, THE LOCATIONS WHERE THINGS HAPPENED.
  • 06:01 IT'S SO NICE TO SHOW THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
  • 06:04 ON THE VERY MOUNTAIN WHERE THE LORD STOOD OR THE SEA OF GALILEE AND SO ON.
  • 06:09 BUT, THIS TIME WE WENT TO MEET THE PEOPLE AND PARTICULARLY THE BELIEVERS,
  • 06:13 THESE PEOPLE WHO HOLD TO A BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST, YESHUA HAMASHIACH,
  • 06:18 JESUS THE MESSIAH AS THEY CALL HIM.
  • 06:20 I LOVE THE BIBLE AND KNEW THE TRUTH WAS IN THE BIBLE,
  • 06:24 BUT, I SAW A BAD EXAMPLE OF THE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM AND I JUST COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THEM,
  • 06:31 BUT I KNEW I WAS MISSING SOMETHING, I KNEW THE BIBLE IS TRUE,
  • 06:34 BUT I'M NOT FOLLOWING IT AND I COULDN'T FOLLOW IT THE WAY THE ORTHODOX RELIGION SHOWED ME.
  • 06:39 I FIGURED HE WAS JEWISH, HE COMES FROM JEWISH ROOTS AND I WAS CURIOUS.
  • 06:46 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I WAS, I FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, I DID ALL THE EXAMS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL,
  • 06:52 BUT I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERSTANDING FOR THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 06:55 MOST ISRAELIS DON'T LEARN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 06:59 IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS, UNLESS YOU TAKE IT IN HEBREW UNIVERSITY AS AN EXTRA SUBJECT.
  • 07:04 SO, THAT WAS THE FIRST SURPRISING THING THAT I FOUND
  • 07:10 AND I READ MORE AND I FOUND THAT THE DISCIPLES WERE JEWISH.
  • 07:14 I SAID, WAIT A MINUTE, WHATEVER JESUS WAS SAYING WASREALLY, HE SPOKE DIRECTLY TO MY HEART.
  • 07:27 THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU AS HIS TREASURED POSSESSION
  • 07:32 BECAUSE HE LOVED YOU AND KEPT THE OATH HE SWORE TO YOUR FOREFATHERS.
  • 07:38 YOU ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION TO PROCLAIM THE MIGHTY ACTS OF HIM
  • 07:43 WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT.
  • 08:06 THEY WERE NOT UNDER THIS KIND OF LAW BEFORE, NOW THEY'RE OUT IN A WILDERNESS
  • 08:10 AND THEY ARE CALLED TO REMEMBER GOD'S PROVISIONS IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 08:14 FOR ONE THING THE MA'ANA, IN ENGLISH WE ALWAYS CALL MANNA,
  • 08:19 BUT IT'S MA'ANA MEANING WHAT IS IT, WHICH IS WHAT THEY MUST HAVE SAID WHEN THEY SAW IT AND SAYS.
  • 08:56 AND FOR ME AS A JEWISH PERSON, IT'S AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF HOW I GOT HERE.
  • 09:01 I GOT NO QUALIFICATIONS, I DON'T HAVE A DEGREE
  • 09:04 AND YET HERE I AM IN PROBABLY THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ANGLICAN CHURCH IN THE WORLD.
  • 09:11 IT'S A HUMBLING THING.
  • 09:15 I DON'T TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY LIGHTLY.
  • 09:17 I COVET PEOPLE'S PRAYERS.
  • 09:58 WE'RE FOCUSING ON THOSE WHO WERE CLOSE TO JESUS WHEN HE WALKED ON EARTH,
  • 10:02 THE JEWISH CULTURE AROUND HIM, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE HIS FRIENDS.
  • 10:07 HE IS, OF COURSE, THE RABBI.
  • 10:09 THESE AROUND HIM ARE THE FIRST CHRISTIANS.
  • 10:11 WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE DISCIPLE MATTHEW, IT'S ALMOST A CASE OF THE RIGHT JOB
  • 10:16 AND WHAT WE WOULD CONSIDER, THE WRONG MAN.
  • 10:19 I MEAN, WHY WOULD JESUS CALL A TAX COLLECTOR?
  • 10:22 THE PUBLICANS, AS THEY WERE KNOWN
  • 10:24 WERE ONE OF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF THE SOCIAL LADDER IN ISRAEL, PUT IT THAT WAY.
  • 10:29 THEY WERE LOOKED DOWN UPON FOR VARIOUS REASONS,
  • 10:32 BUT GOD PASSES OUT SPIRITUAL GIFTS JUST AS HE WILL.
  • 10:35 WE KNOW THAT.
  • 10:37 SOME OF THE MOST UNLIKELY PEOPLE HAVE SOME OF THE MOST WONDERFUL GIFTS
  • 10:41 AND WE'VE ALL EXPERIENCED THAT.
  • 10:43 WELL YOU KNOW, MARY'S ACT OF LOVE IN POURING THIS PERFUME ON THE LORD'S FEET
  • 10:49 AND WASHING WITH HER HAIR, THIS WOULD CONFOUND PEOPLE TRYING TO WORK THEIR WAY TO HEAVEN
  • 10:55 DOING GOOD WORKS, BUT REALLY THE LOVE OF THE LORD IS GREATER THAN GOOD WORKS,
  • 11:01 GREATER THAN VISITING THE SICK, FEEDING THE POOR, CLOTHING THE NAKED AND SO ON.
  • 11:05 THE LOVE OF FELLOW MAN IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT IN CHRISTIANITY,
  • 11:09 BUT, THE LOVE OF THE LORD IS CALLED THE FIRST WORK.
  • 11:23 ♪NOW YOU ASK ME, ♪"WHO AM I?"
  • 11:29 ♪AS IF I'D NOT BEEN ♪BY YOUR SIDE.
  • 11:34 ♪THE THINGS YOU SHOWED ME, ♪THE LOVE I SAW,
  • 11:39 ♪"THOU ART THE CHRIST ♪THE SON OF GOD.
  • 11:48 ♪THE SICK ARE HEALED ♪THE MUTE CAN TALK,
  • 11:56 ♪THE BLIND CAN SEE, ♪THE LAME CAN WALK.
  • 12:05 ♪I WAS SO SHOCKED, ♪I WAS SO AWED,
  • 12:15 ♪"THOU ART THE CHRIST, ♪THE SON OF GOD!"
  • 12:35 WHEN WE RETURN, WE'LL SHOW YOU ZOLA'S RESPONSE TO Y2K AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM.
  • 12:43 WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
  • 12:45 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 12:49 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 12:52 WHEN YOU CALL, BE SURE TO ALSO AS FOR OUR FREE CATALOG WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS AND MUSIC.
  • 12:58 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES INCLUDES
  • 13:03 READING PACKETS, TEACHING CASSETTES AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 13:07 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL, GREECE
  • 13:10 OR THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE THEME PARK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.
  • 13:13 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 13:20 FOR THE LORD THY GOD BRINGETH THEE INTO A GOOD LAND.
  • 13:24 A LAND OF FIG TREES AND POMEGRANATES, A LAND OF OLIVE OIL AND HONEY.
  • 13:31 ARISE, WALK THROUGH THE LAND, FOR ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST,
  • 13:38 TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT AND TO THY SEED FOREVER.
  • 13:45 WORSHIP IN THE SHADOWS OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 13:50 BEHOLD THE LAND OF THE COVENANT.
  • 13:59 AND THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 14:00 OUR PRAYER FOR YOU IS THAT YOU GO TO ISRAEL.
  • 14:03 YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO WITH US, BUT GO AND SEE ISRAEL.
  • 14:05 IT MAKES THE BIBLE COME ALIVE.
  • 14:08 IT IS JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE.
  • 14:11 WHAT DO YOU THINK, JEFF?
  • 14:13 WELL, I'M REMINDED OF THE FACT ZOLA USED TO COMPARE ISRAEL TO A WATCH.
  • 14:17 HE RAISED THE QUESTION, WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES 12 AT THE END OF THE YEAR, 1999,
  • 14:23 WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND MANY SAID, "BOOM".
  • 14:26 BUT, THEY WERE MISTAKEN WEREN'T THEY AND YOU WALKED WITH ZOLA
  • 14:30 THROUGH THE Y2K YEAR, DIDN'T YOU.
  • 14:32 WE DID AND YOU KNOW ZOLA HAD A PROGRAM CALLED "IS THIS THE END, OR JUST THE BEGINNING?"
  • 14:37 AND BROADCAST IT 1999 AT MIDNIGHT, FULL OF THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE ABOUT Y2K.
  • 14:48 AMID SUCH ADVANCEMENTS, WE STILL ASK QUESTIONS AND WE WANT ANSWERS,
  • 14:58 THESE QUESTIONS ARE NOT NEW TO THE GENERATION FACING THE TURNING OF THE MILLENNIAL CLOCK.
  • 15:03 FOR CENTURIES PEOPLE HAVE ASKED SIMILAR QUESTIONS.
  • 15:07 THEY HAVE WORRIED ABOUT THAT LIFE AND LIFE AFTER DEATH HELD FOR THEM.
  • 15:11 IS THIS THE END, OR IS THIS THE BEGINNING?
  • 15:15 WE SEE INCREASED REPORTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS WORLDWIDE
  • 15:20 AND HOW THESE CATASTROPHES ARE AFFECTING LIVES.
  • 15:23 ON THIS PROGRAM WE'LL CONSIDER THE LABOR PAINS OF THE EARTH, THE TIMING AS IT WERE.
  • 15:29 IT THIS TIMING SOME SUPERNATURAL SIGNAL FOR US TO BE ON WATCH.
  • 15:34 I KNOW, I KNOW, CAN YOU SIT DOWN IN THIS CHAIR?
  • 15:38 LET'S DO THAT.
  • 15:39 BE CAREFUL.
  • 15:41 I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS.
  • 15:43 HELP ME, YAH. HELP ME.
  • 15:45 IT'LL BE OKAY.
  • 15:46 WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? >>IT'LL BE OVER SOON.
  • 16:06 CREATION BEGAN IN RELATIONSHIP WITH ITS CREATOR.
  • 16:09 AS A HUSBAND AND WIFE'S RELATIONSHIP CONCEIVES A NEW LIFE,
  • 16:13 IS THE WORLD'S UPHEAVAL BRINGING FORTH A NEW LIFE, A FRESH BEGINNING?
  • 16:18 THE YEAR 2000 HAS CAUSED HISTORICAL RETROSPECTION.
  • 16:22 QUESTIONS OF, "IS THIS THE END?" MAKE HEADLINES FROM TABLOIDS TO TIME, BUT WHO IS WATCHING?
  • 16:29 WHO IS TIMING THE LABOR?
  • 16:31 WHEN AND WHAT STARTED THIS PROPHETIC AGE WE LIVE IN, THE BEGINNING OF THE END,
  • 16:36 PREDICTED ALMOST 2000 YEARS AGO ON A HILLTOP OVERLOOKING THE CITY OF JERUSALEM?
  • 16:40 AND SO THIS IS A GREAT BELL THE LORD IS RINGING TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD,
  • 16:46 GET READY, THE LORD IS ANNOUNCING BY THE RETURN OF JEWS BACK HOME TO ISRAEL,
  • 16:52 A GREATER RETURN AND THAT'S THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 16:56 THIS IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
  • 16:58 YEAH, SHE WAS WORTH THE WAIT. SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 17:02 YOU WERE WORTH THE STRUGGLE.
  • 17:11 IT'S TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE.
  • 17:12 YOU CAN GO WITH THE LORD AND BELIEVE HIM AND ASK FOR HIS REDEMPTION
  • 17:18 AND GO INTO A BEAUTIFUL NEW WORLD AS BEAUTIFUL AS THAT CHILD
  • 17:22 OR YOU CAN KEEP DOING WHAT YOU WERE DOING AND THE DESTRUCTION WILL COME UPON.
  • 17:28 SO, I REALLY SAY TO YOU IN ALL SINCERITY AND THIS IS NOT SCRIPTED AND NOT MEMORIZED,
  • 17:33 DO WHAT I'VE DONE AND SO MANY HAVE DONE, TALK TO THE LORD, HE KNOWS YOUR HEART.
  • 17:39 SAY TO HIM YOU WANT THE BEAUTIFUL NEW WORLD TO COME,
  • 17:44 THE NEXT LIFE TO COME AND HE'LL GIVE IT TO YOU.
  • 17:47 HE SAID, ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN, SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND,
  • 17:51 KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPENED UNTO YOU
  • 17:55 AND THAT IS OUR MESSAGE OF REDEMPTION.
  • 17:58 YOU KNOW WHEN THE 21ST CENTURY CAME AND Y2K CAME, EVERYBODY WAS CONFUSED AND BARRICADED
  • 18:05 AND A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND YET THE REAL SOURCE WAS THE BIBLE.
  • 18:11 JEFF, WHERE WERE YOU ON Y2K?
  • 18:14 WELL, I DIDN'T GET CAUGHT UP IN IT AS MUCH AS MANY DID.
  • 18:17 BUT, I THINK EVEN THOSE CAUGHT UP IN IT, MISTAKEN THOUGH THEY WERE, ASKING A GOOD QUESTION,
  • 18:21 LORD, WHEN ARE YOU COMING AND IT'S A REASONABLE QUESTION, IS IT NOT?
  • 18:26 IT REALLY IS.
  • 18:27 I REMEMBER IN SEMINARY STUMBLING UPON A THEOLOGIAN CARL BARTH
  • 18:31 WHO SAID A GOOD BIBLE TEACHER NEEDS TO HAVE A NEWSPAPER IN ONE HAND
  • 18:35 AND A BIBLE IN THE OTHER TO SEE HOW THOSE TWO FIT.
  • 18:38 COULD BE SAID NO ONE DID IT BETTER THAN ZOLA AND HIS SERIES "THE WORLD TODAY"
  • 18:44 IS SOMETHING WE'LL LOOK IN BUT A MOMENT.
  • 19:01 I WENT TO A CONFERENCE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA RECENTLY CALLED
  • 19:05 "THE SPIRITUAL AND PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS GLOBAL FORUM ON HUMAN SURVIVAL".
  • 19:10 WE'RE ALL CONCERNED ABOUT HUMAN SURVIVAL, BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS SUCH A SPIRITUAL THING
  • 19:15 AND I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME THINGS THAT I LEARNED.
  • 19:18 THE SOVIET UNION BELIEVES THAT THE TIME HAS COME
  • 19:21 WHEN A LIMITATION ON MILITARY ACTIVITY IS NEEDED, NOT ONLY FOR LESSENING THE DANGER OF WAR,
  • 19:27 BUT FOR PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.
  • 19:29 MANY IDEAS DESERVE ATTENTION, PERHAPS WOULD BE USEFUL
  • 19:33 IF WE INSTITUTE A KIND OF INTERNATIONAL GREEN CROSS
  • 19:36 THAT OFFERS ITS ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES IN ECOLOGICAL TROUBLE.
  • 19:40 OH, PASTOR OF ONE OF THE LARGEST CHURCHES IN AMERICA IN HIS HUMILITY WROTE TO ASK,
  • 19:45 WHAT ABOUT THE PROPHECIES NOW OF RUSSIA INVADING ISRAEL IN THE END TIMES,
  • 19:49 A FIERCE WAR LIKE RUSSIA THAT'S PICTURED THE MAGOG OF PROPHECY BY EZEKIEL
  • 19:56 AND THEY LOOK SO PEACEFUL NOW.
  • 20:00 YOUR ANSWER IS THEY MAY NOT BE SO PEACEFUL.
  • 20:03 YES, THEY'RE TAKING THEIR TIME PLUS THEY'RE WORKING TO DISARM THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE
  • 20:11 AND MAKE THEM TO GO IN SLEEP SO THIS WAY THEY WILL HAVE MORE PRIORITY IN EVERY WAY
  • 20:17 AND EVERY DIRECTION AGAINST THE REST OF THE WORLD.
  • 20:20 HERE YOU SEE THE NEWLY ARRIVED RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS, FRESH OFF THE PLANE
  • 20:24 BEING ISSUED GAS MASKS.
  • 20:26 IMAGINE, THEY FINALLY MAKE IT TO THEIR BELOVED HOMELAND ONLY TO BE THREATENED BY POISON GAS.
  • 20:31 MANY OF THESE IMMIGRANTS WILL BE HEADING TOWARD JERUSALEM
  • 20:35 AND WHEN THEY ARRIVE THEY'LL JOIN OTHER ISRAELIS
  • 20:37 WHO ARE ALSO CARRYING THEIR GAS MASKS THROUGH THE STREETS IN THEIR CARDBOARD CONTAINERS.
  • 20:42 TO SOME THE WEARING OF THESE BOXES HAS BECOME A STATEMENT OF DEFIANCE.
  • 20:47 OTHERS JUST MAKE THE BEST OF A BAD BARGAIN.
  • 20:50 YOU KNOW, ZOLA INTERVIEWED LOTS OF INTERESTING PEOPLE IN ISRAEL,
  • 20:53 BUT, HE ALSO INTERVIEWED QUITE A FEW PEOPLE THAT I THINK YOU'LL RECOGNIZE HERE IN THE STATES.
  • 20:58 YOU KNOW, WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IS THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD,
  • 21:04 THE FACT THAT HE RULES OVER ALL, I MEAN, NEBUCHADNEZZAR AND DANIEL
  • 21:10 AND NEBUCHADNEZZAR FINALLY COMING TO HIS SENSES AND WRITING IN DANIEL CHAPTER 4
  • 21:17 THAT GOD DOES ACCORDING TO HIS WILL
  • 21:21 IN THE ARMY OF HEAVEN AND AMONG THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH.
  • 21:24 NONE CAN STAY GOD'S HAND.
  • 21:26 THE RABBI OF THE RABBI THE RABBI FROM X AMOUNTS OF GENERATIONS INTO HUNDREDS OF YEARS
  • 21:31 A SIGN OF RESPECT TO TRADITION.
  • 21:34 YES, A SIGN OF RESPECT, BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO OF
  • 21:36 THEY'RE WILLING TO DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES FROM EVERYDAY MODERN PEOPLE.
  • 21:41 THEY WANT TO DEFINITELY SET THEMSELVES APART
  • 21:46 AND THEY WANT IT TO BE VERY VISIBLE
  • 21:47 SO THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 21:52 CONSECRATED, SET APART. >>I THINK SO.
  • 21:53 IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE UPRISING,
  • 21:55 WE WOULD HAVE THEM CALL AND SAY, SOMETIMES CALL AND SAY,
  • 21:58 LOOK TOMORROW YOU WANT TO HAVE CAMERAS AT 10 AM IN BETHLEHEM
  • 22:01 OR THIS AFTERNOON IN RAMALLAH AT 4
  • 22:04 AND THEY WERE DIRECTING THE CAMERAS TO PLACES WHERE THEY KNEW,
  • 22:07 SOMEHOW THEY KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE A VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION
  • 22:10 SO IT SEEMED TO BE A BIT CONTRIVED.
  • 22:13 WELL, OF COURSE THIS WAS THE MONUMENTAL BUILDING OF THE ANCIENT WORLD;
  • 22:17 IT WAS THE PLACE OF THE TEMPLE OF THE WORSHIP OF GOD.
  • 22:20 CHRIST HAD PREDICTED THAT IT WOULD BE DESTROYED
  • 22:24 AND IT WAS DESTROYED WITHIN 40 YEARS AFTER HE DIED
  • 22:28 AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN.
  • 22:30 THAT WAS A YOUNG ZOLA THERE, WASN'T IT?
  • 22:32 YOUNG, OLD, I THINK ZOLA'S GOING TO BE REMEMBERED THE MOST BY WHAT HE WORE.
  • 22:40 YOU KNOW, HE LOVED TO WEAR THOSE ROBES AND CREATE THAT BIBLICAL AMBIANCE
  • 22:44 AND HE LOVED TO WEAR THEM IN THE GALILEE AND THERE WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS.
  • 23:01 ♪FOLLOW ME TO GALILEE, ♪FOLLOW ME HOME,
  • 23:14 ♪WHEN YOU SEE GALILEE, ♪THEN YOU'LL KNOW YOU'RE HOME.
  • 23:36 WELL, THE SCRIPTURES SAYS IN JOHN 4:3 THAT JESUS LEFT JUDEA
  • 23:40 AND DEPARTED INTO GALILEE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.
  • 23:43 WE'RE AT A WELL LIKE THE WELL OF SAMARIA WHERE THE LORD WITNESSED TO THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
  • 23:48 AND WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO GALILEE AND IN THIS SERIES,
  • 23:51 WE, LIKE HIM, ARE GOING TO RETURN TO GALILEE.
  • 23:55 AND WE'RE GOING TO TRACE HIS FOOTSTEPS, HIS TEACHINGS THE PARABLES,
  • 23:59 THE MIRACLES AND SO ON IN THIS SERIES.
  • 24:02 THE WORD "CATCH" IS INTERESTING WHEN HE SAYS FROM NOW ON YOU'LL CATCH MEN.
  • 24:06 IT'S THE GREEK ZOGREO WITH THE ROOT ZOA, LIFE,
  • 24:11 YOU'LL CATCH MEN ALIVE,
  • 24:13 YOU'LL ENLIST THEM, CAPTURE THEM, PUT THEM TO WORK.
  • 24:16 THE DEVIL'S SNARE IN 2 TIMOTHY 2:26 WATCH AND TELLING US TO BEWARE THE DEVIL'S SNARE,
  • 24:24 THAT WORD, TOO, SNARE IS ZOGREO, A WAY OF CATCHING ALIVE.
  • 24:29 BOTH GOD AND THE DEVIL CATCH MEN ALIVE AND START THEM WORKING EACH FOR THEIR OWN CAUSE.
  • 24:35 WHEN YOU CATCH A FISH IT KILLS THEM.
  • 24:37 CATCHING A MAN IN A SENSE OF ZOGREO IS GATHERING HIS LABORS FOR YOUR FIELDS, ENLISTING HIM.
  • 24:45 AND HE TAUGHT ABOUT THE MUSTARD SEED AND THAT'S WHAT I HAVE HERE.
  • 24:48 A MUSTARD SEED IS REALLY A SMALL POD AND INSIDE ARE TINY, TINY SEEDS, 6 OR 8
  • 24:54 AND AS THE LORD SAID, IF YOU HAVE FAITH THE SIZE OF ONE OF THESE, THAT'S FAITH ENOUGH.
  • 25:00 COMM AND A MOUNTAIN TO JUMP INTO THE SEA AND IT WILL.
  • 25:03 THE CHURCH AGE IS THE KINGDOM IN PART AND THE TRANSFIGURATION SHOWS US, TOO,
  • 25:09 THAT THE KINGDOM IS A SUPERNATURAL THING.
  • 25:12 WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT BY ANY EFFORT OF OUR OWN.
  • 25:16 MEN DON'T BRING THE KINGDOM, MEN ARE TOLD TO PRAY TO GOD WHO WILL BRING THE KINGDOM,
  • 25:20 THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 25:33 OF COURSE, WE'RE COMING FROM THE FAR NORTH OF ISRAEL WITH HERMON IN THE BACKGROUND
  • 25:38 AND WE'RE JUST ENJOYING THE GALILEE, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
  • 25:42 IT'S A LITTLE TEMPESTUOUS TODAY, THOUGH ISN'T IT, SANDRA?
  • 25:44 IT'S A LITTLE MORE ACTION OVER THERE NOW, BUT IT'S STILL BEAUTIFUL, IT IS SO GORGEOUS.
  • 25:51 GOD HAS REALLY WATCHED ISRAEL.
  • 25:54 ZOLA ALWAYS SAID, "COUNT THE CASUALTIES."
  • 25:56 THERE'S MAYBE 60 CASUALTIES AS WE'RE TALKING NOW.
  • 26:00 GOD'S REALLY WATCHED AND PROTECTED HIS PEOPLE.
  • 26:04 YOU SEE BUSHES AND THINGS ON FIRE AND WHEN I AS THERE
  • 26:08 MY SON AND I, WILL, HAD REMARKED TO EACH OTHER WE HAD NOT SEEN ANY ROAD DESTRUCTION.
  • 26:14 REALLY, UNTIL ABOUT TWO WEEKS INTO IT, THERE WAS NO ROAD DESTRUCTION.
  • 26:18 SO, GOD REALLY HAS HIS HAND ON ISRAEL AND IT'S STILL BEAUTIFUL.
  • 26:22 HE THAT WATCHES ISRAEL WILL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP.
  • 26:25 GOD'S IN CONTROL, ISN'T HE.
  • 26:27 THAT'S WHAT YOU REALLY DO SEE.
  • 26:28 YOU SEE DO SEE GOD'S LOVE OF HIS PEOPLE.
  • 26:31 IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE.
  • 26:34 I APPRECIATE YOU STAYING TUNED TO US AND BEING WITH US
  • 26:37 AND BEING WITH US AND PRAYING FOR US.
  • 26:40 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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