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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 6
Messiah - 1985, The Holy Land Today - 1991, Voices From Israel - 2003, Jacob Have I Loved - 1993, Mine Eyes Have Seen - 1990, The Crusaders - 2004, Champions of Faith - 1997.

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

  • 00:07 HE'S GOING TO PREACH CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
  • 00:10 FAMINE, PESTILENCE, EARTHQUAKES, WARS, THE SECOND RESURRECTIONS OF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:14 WELL, I THINK WHEN GOD CHOOSES A PEOPLE, THE DEVIL CHOOSES..
  • 00:18 THE BELIEVERS WILL BE A VAST..
  • 00:19 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:23 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SERIES
  • 00:26 HIGHLIGHTING OVER ONE QUARTER CENTURY OF TELEVISION PROGRAMS.
  • 00:39 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN, I'M SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:42 I'M HERE WITH JEFF SEIF AND YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING THE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 00:45 OF ZOLA LEVITT'S MINISTRY THE PAST 27 YEARS.
  • 00:48 I'VE ENJOYED WATCHING THESE HIGHLIGHTS.
  • 00:50 I CAN'T DECIDE EXACTLY WHICH ONE I LIKE THE BEST,
  • 00:53 BUT REALLY, JEFF, I THINK I'VE ENJOYED THEM ALL.
  • 00:55 THE TRUTH IS, ZOLA LEVITT WAS ONE RAISED UP BY GOD
  • 00:59 TO BE THE GREATEST MESSIANIC JEWISH COMMUNICATOR OF OUR TIMES.
  • 01:03 HE TOLD THE GOSPEL FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE, PUT THE STORY OF ISRAEL OUT THERE,
  • 01:07 AND COUNTER-BALANCED THE SECULAR MEDIA.
  • 01:10 IN THE PROCESS OF DOING ALL THAT, GOT INTO MILLIONS OF HOMES,
  • 01:13 MILLIONS OF HEADS AND MILLIONS OF HEARTS.
  • 01:16 IT'S BEEN GREAT, JEFF.
  • 01:17 YOU KNOW, I'M GLAD YOU'RE WITH THE MINISTRY NOW.
  • 01:19 I THINK THAT GOD REALLY HAS PUT YOU IN OUR LIVES.
  • 01:22 YOU KNOW, ZOLA STARTED OUT ON THE RADIO AND PEOPLE WOULD CALL IN WITH REALLY FUNNY QUESTIONS.
  • 01:28 I THINK ONE TIME SOMEONE CALLED IN AND ASKED IF JESUS' LAST NAME WAS CHRIST.
  • 01:33 SO, ZOLA WAS WONDERFUL AT EXPLAINING WHO MESSIAH WAS.
  • 01:37 HE EVEN DID A SERIES CALLED "MESSIAH".
  • 01:50 ♪MESSIAH, MESSIAH, ♪CAN HE BE MESSIAH?
  • 01:57 ♪THE ONE WHO THE PROPHETS ♪FORETOLD?
  • 02:05 ♪THE LOVE THAT HE TEACHES ♪THE MESSAGE HE PREACHES
  • 02:09 ♪IS IT HE IN THE ♪SCRIPTURES OF OLD?
  • 02:31 HE BEGAN PLAYING A HARP LIKE THIS, SINGING SWEET SONGS TO THE SHEEP
  • 02:35 WHEN HE TENDED HIS FATHER'S FLOCK AS A BOY AND HE CAME TO BE A SINGER OF SONGS TO THE LORD,
  • 02:43 THE PSALMS, OF COURSE ARE KIND DAVID'S IN LARGE PART.
  • 02:46 HE WAS A FINE MUSICIAN.
  • 02:48 HE WAS A MESSIANIC-TYPE IN MANY WAYS TO BEGIN WITH AS A SHEPHERD.
  • 02:53 A SHEPHERD IS ONE WHO LEADS THE FLOCK AND FEEDS THEM AS THE LORD TOLD PETER, FEED MY SHEEP.
  • 03:00 JONAH THE PROPHET, HE CAME OUT OF THE OCEAN THAT DAY.
  • 03:03 THIS IS THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.
  • 03:06 YOU CAN BELIEVE HE HEADED TO NINEVAH, WHICH WAS EAST 500 MILES.
  • 03:11 HE WENT BY A VERY ROUND ABOUT WAY, BECAUSE HE STARTED OUT IN JERUSALEM
  • 03:16 AND HE RAN OVER TO JOPPA, THE HARBOR WHERE WE ARE..
  • 03:21 THIS IS THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 03:25 THIS IS WHERE THE JEBUSITE CITY WAS
  • 03:27 AND THIS IS WHERE DAVID THOUGHT HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIS CAPITAL
  • 03:31 ON STRATEGIC HIGH GROUND IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF ISRAEL.
  • 03:36 THIS MAY BE WHERE DAVID WAS BURIED
  • 03:39 HERE AT THE EDGE OF THE CITY OF DAVID THERE ARE ANCIENT TOMBS.
  • 03:44 YOU KNOW, THE REAL TOMB OF DAVID IS LOST OVER THE LONG DISPERSION,
  • 03:49 ALTHOUGH THE JEWS HALLOW CERTAIN SITES.
  • 03:53 WE WANT TO REMEMBER WHERE THE MIGHTY SOVEREIGN FELL, BUT IF THIS IS DAVID'S TOMB,
  • 03:57 HE'S STILL IN IT BECAUSE DAVID TAUGHT THAT WHILE HIS SOUL WOULD BE RETAINED IN SHEOL
  • 04:03 HIS BODY WOULD GO INTO THE TOMB AND DECAY,
  • 04:06 UNLIKE THE BODY OF THE ONE WHO WAS RESURRECTED, THE MESSIAH.
  • 04:10 IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT WITHOUT THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, CHRISTIANITY WOULDN'T EXIST
  • 04:15 AND WITHOUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE, JESUS WOULDN'T EXIST.
  • 04:18 SPEAKING OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THINKING OF SCRIPTURE,
  • 04:21 SANDRA, IS IT NOT TRUE THAT THE BIBLE HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT GOD'S WILL
  • 04:25 IN SENDING THE MESSIAH TO ISRAEL FROM ISRAEL AND ABOUT ISRAEL?
  • 04:29 OH, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 04:29 YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN BY JEWS, FOR JEWS, EXPORTED TO THE WEST.
  • 04:34 ZOLA ALWAYS SAID, REAL BELIEVERS LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 04:38 IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, YOU MIGHT DISAGREE ON THE POLITICS
  • 04:42 OR SOME MINOR DETAIL, REAL BELIEVERS LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 04:47 WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT BIBLE TRUTH AND EVENTS IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:50 ZOLA LOVED TO LOOK AT THE BIBLE TRUTH AND ISRAEL.
  • 05:07 AND NOW THEREFORE, THUS SAYETH THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:11 BEHOLD I WILL GATHER THEM OUT OF ALL COUNTRIES WHITHER I HAVE DRIVEN THEM IN MINE ANGER
  • 05:16 AND I WILL BRING THEM AGAIN INTO THIS PLACE AND I WILL CAUSE THEM TO DWELL SAFELY
  • 05:22 AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.
  • 05:31 NOW WE'RE AT THE SITE OF ABRAHAM'S WELL AT BEERSHEBA
  • 05:34 AND I LIKE TO THINK OF THIS AS THE FIRST PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL PEACE CONFERENCE
  • 05:39 BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
  • 05:42 BEERSHEBA IS MORE THAN ANY OTHER PLACE, ABRAHAM'S HOMETOWN WE MIGHT SAY.
  • 05:47 ABRAHAM WAS A NOMAD, LIKE A BEDOUIN WHO MOVED FROM PLACE TO PLACE WITH FLOCKS.
  • 05:52 IT DOES MY HEART GOOD TO SEE THE JEWISH PEOPLE GET OUT OF RUSSIA AND GET TO ISRAEL.
  • 05:56 I WOULD HAVE BEEN A RUSSIAN IMMIGRANT TO ISRAEL MYSELF
  • 06:01 IF THINGS HAD FALLEN SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT IN MY HISTORY.
  • 06:04 MY FATHER WAS BORN IN RIGA, LATVIA.
  • 06:08 LATVIA IS NOT RUSSIA, OF COURSE, IT'S AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY THAT RUSSIA STOLE,
  • 06:12 BUT AT THIS JUNCTURE, LATVIANS WOULD BE GLAD TO GET OUT OF, JEWISH LATVIANS,
  • 06:19 TO GET OUT OF THERE AND GET TO ISRAEL.
  • 06:21 WELL, I SUPPOSE ANY LATVIANS WOULD BE GLAD TO GET AWAY FROM RUSSIA,
  • 06:24 BUT, SOME JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE COME FROM RUSSIA TO AMERICA
  • 06:28 ESPECIALLY BEFORE THERE WAS AN ISRAEL AND THAT'S WHEN MY FATHER CAME,
  • 06:31 SO THERE WAS NO OPTION OF ISRAEL.
  • 06:32 SO, HE CAME TO AMERICA AND I'M AN AMERICAN.
  • 06:35 THAT IS HOW THINGS HAVE BEEN WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE SINCE THE FIRST CENTURY, NO REAL CHOICE,
  • 06:40 JUST GOING WHERE THEY COULD LIVE WITH SOME MEASURE OF FREEDOM
  • 06:44 AND THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN INDEED BLESSED BECAUSE WE'VE BLESSED THEM
  • 06:48 AND NOW ISRAEL WILL BE BLESSED BECAUSE THESE RUSSIANS CAN COME THERE.
  • 06:57 THIS PLACE IS PART OF YOUR HERITAGE.
  • 06:59 THIS PLACE IS PART OF YOUR DREAM.
  • 07:02 PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE ARE IN CHARGE OF THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.
  • 07:04 I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY TIMES IN HISTORY
  • 07:06 WHEN CHRISTIANS HAVE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHEN JEWISH PEOPLE WERE BEING ATTACKED.
  • 07:10 WE WILL ULTIMATELY SEE THE WORLD CHANGE.
  • 07:13 GOD'S PURPOSES FOR ISRAEL JUST MARCH ON, DON'T THEY?
  • 07:23 THE DEMONSTRATION WAS, WE DIDN'T WANT THEM TO GIVE UP THE GOLAN
  • 07:27 BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER SAID BY THE RABIN GOVERNMENT OR, I'M AFRAID ANY OTHER ISRAELI GOVERNMENT,
  • 07:35 BUT THE GOLAN IS GIVEN TO US IN THE BIBLE.
  • 07:39 TWO AND A HALF TRIBES WERE ASSIGNED TO THE GOLAN.
  • 07:43 YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE DIFFICULT CITIES, I GATHER, HEBRON,
  • 07:47 YOU LIVE IN KIRYAT ARBA, THE JEWISH SETTLEMENT.
  • 07:49 HOW'S LIFE?
  • 07:51 LIFE'S JUST LOVELY IF YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT THE HUNDRED THOUSAND ARABS THAT SURROUND YOU.
  • 08:00 LIFE IS VERY, VERY NICE THERE.
  • 08:03 THE OFFER WAS MUCH CLOSER TO THE PALESTINIAN DEMANDS THAN TO OURS,
  • 08:06 BUT I SAID WITH ALL MY RESERVATIONS OUT OF NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY,
  • 08:10 I AM READY TO TAKE IT TO THE BASIS FOR NEGOTIATION IF THE OTHER SIDE WILL.
  • 08:15 AND IT FOUND OUT THAT ARAFAT DID NOT, WAS NOT READY,
  • 08:20 WALKED OUT OF THE ROOM AND TRIED SINCE THEN TO TURN TO TERROR
  • 08:24 IN ORDER TO DICTATE HIS DEMANDS AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'LL NEVER YIELD TO
  • 08:29 AND I BELIEVE IT GAINED US BOTH THE MORAL HIGHGROUND IN THE EYES OF ALL ITS PEOPLE
  • 08:33 AND ULTIMATELY ALL IT'S GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD,
  • 08:36 AS WELL AS THE UNITY THAT WE ENJOY NOW FACING THE DAILY STRUGGLE AGAINST TERROR.
  • 08:41 THIS IS NOT CONFLICT ABOUT LANDS.
  • 08:45 WHEN WE WILL COME IN THE FUTURE,
  • 08:48 TO DAYS IN WHICH THE CONFLICT WILL BE ABOUT BORDERS OR LANDS,
  • 08:54 THEN WE CAN SOLVE IT.
  • 08:55 IT IS ABOUT EXISTENCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:59 SOME PEOPLE GET HOTHEADED WHEN IT COMES TO TALKING ABOUT POLITICS
  • 09:02 AND COLDHEARTED WHEN IT COMES TO TALKING ABOUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 09:05 ZOLA WAS PLEASED TO TALK ABOUT BOTH
  • 09:08 BUT HE WANTED TO COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE CHURCH AND WITH THAT IN MIND,
  • 09:11 HE DID A WONDERFUL SERIES CALLED "JACOB, HAVE I LOVED".
  • 09:17 ♪ISRAEL HAVE I CHOSEN, ♪JACOB HAVE I LOVED.
  • 09:27 ♪I GAVE THEIR FATHER ABRAHAM ♪MY PROMISE LOVE.
  • 09:37 ♪FOR HE SAW ALL AROUND HIM, ♪ALL THAT HE BEHELD.
  • 09:48 ♪ISRAEL HAVE I GIVEN.
  • 09:53 ♪JACOB HAVE I LOVED.
  • 10:00 THAT MANY JEWS SOMEHOW THINK THE HOLOCAUST WAS A CHRISTIAN EVENT,
  • 10:04 TOOK PLACE IN CHRISTIAN EUROPE, DIDN'T IT.
  • 10:06 CHRISTIAN LEADERS WERE SILENT OR EVEN ACTIVE DURING THE HOLOCAUST WITH THESE ATROCITIES.
  • 10:12 AND I JUST FELT THAT THE ONLY WAY THAT THE CHURCH
  • 10:16 COULD EVER CLEANSE ITSELF OF THE BLOOD STAIN, JEWISH BLOOD,
  • 10:20 WE SAY OH, THE JEWS, THEY SAID LET THE BLOOD OF THE MESSIAH BE ON OUR HEADS,
  • 10:24 HANG ON, THERE'S BLOOD ON THE CHURCH'S HANDS
  • 10:28 BECAUSE WE HAVE ALIENATED JEWISH PEOPLE FROM JESUS
  • 10:31 AND WE MUST TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY AS HIS MODERN REPRESENTATIVES
  • 10:35 TO STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT, TO ASK FORGIVENESS BEFORE GOD
  • 10:39 AND I'M SURE OUT OF THAT, GREATER SENSITIVITY TO ISRAEL WILL BE BORN.
  • 10:43 THE MUSLIM CHILDREN, EVERY TIME THERE IS A MIDDLE EAST WAR,
  • 10:47 ARE HEARD TO SING ON THE STREETS IN BETHLEHEM
  • 10:51 AND IN OTHER CITIES ALL OVER THE HOLY LAND,
  • 10:53 WE SHALL FIGHT ON SATURDAY AND THEN ON SUNDAY,
  • 10:56 WE SHALL FIGHT ON SATURDAY AND THEN ON SUNDAY,
  • 10:58 WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
  • 11:00 WE FIRST KILL THE JEWS AND THEN THE CHRISTIANS.
  • 11:03 IN SAUDI ARABIA NOW WE HEAR THAT A MAN AND HIS SON CAME TO THE LORD, THEY WERE BEHEADED.
  • 11:10 SAUDI ARABIA DOES NOT ALLOW ONE CHURCH TO BE BUILT IN THAT HUGE LAND.
  • 11:15 WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL HAVE MORE FROM ZOLA'S 27 YEARS ON TELEVISION.
  • 11:20 STAY WITH US.
  • 11:25 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 11:29 ASK FOROUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 11:32 WHEN YOU CALL, BE SURE TO ALSO AS FOR OUR FREE CATALOG WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS AND MUSIC.
  • 11:38 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES INCLUDES
  • 11:43 READING PACKETS, TEACHING CASSETTES AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 11:46 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL, GREECE
  • 11:49 OR THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE THEME PARK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.
  • 11:53 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 11:55 ♪FOLLOW ME TO GALILEE..
  • 11:59 AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, DO NOT BE AFRAID,
  • 12:02 GO TELL MY BRETHREN TO GO INTO GALILEE, THERE THEY WILL SEE.
  • 12:09 IT STRENGTHENS OUR FAITH TO KNOW THAT JESUS WALKED ON THE WATER
  • 12:13 AND THAT WE CAN CALL OUT TO HIM.
  • 12:14 IT MAKES THE WHOLE SCRIPTURES COME TO LIFE.
  • 12:27 AND THEN I TEACH IN THE EVENINGS, SO THAT WE HAVE SORT OF A DOUBLE WHAMMY THERE.
  • 12:33 YOU GET THE LAND AND,
  • 12:33 WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT'S GOING ON BACK HERE?
  • 12:36 THERE'S A GUY COMING IN THE STUDIO.
  • 12:39 JUST A MOMENT. SIR, HOLD IT.
  • 12:42 SIR, EXCUSE ME, SIR.
  • 12:45 THIS COULD ONLY BE, I'M SURE YOU'RE THE PROPHET EZEKIEL.
  • 12:52 YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 12:53 LISTEN I COULDN'T WAIT ANY LONGER.
  • 12:55 I'VE GOT A MESSAGE HERE NOW AND I HAVE TO COME ON NOW.
  • 12:58 I'M TRYING TO TELL HIM THAT BACK THERE AND HE--
  • 13:00 HE'S SUPPOSED TO KEEP PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, OUT THERE UNTIL THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO COME ON.
  • 13:04 THIS IS TELEVISION.
  • 13:04 I'M SUPPOSED TO BE ON HERE, THOUGH.
  • 13:07 I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO READ.
  • 13:09 IT WON'T WAIT?
  • 13:10 NO, IT WON'T WAIT.
  • 13:12 I'VE GOT TO DO IT NOW.
  • 13:13 HOLD THIS PLEASE.
  • 13:13 OKAY.
  • 13:15 I'M GOING TO READ THIS.
  • 13:16 PLEASE GO AHEAD.
  • 13:18 THANK YOU.
  • 13:19 I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT EZEKIEL PIECE IN A LONG TIME, BUT IT'S A WONDERFUL PIECE.
  • 13:24 YOU KNOW, WHEN ZOLA STARTED OUT IN THE STUDIO,
  • 13:26 THEY REALLY HAD TO BE CREATIVE, BECAUSE THEY WERE REALLY WATCHING THEIR MONEY.
  • 13:30 THEN THEY STARTED GOING TO ISRAEL AND GOING TO ISRAEL,
  • 13:33 WHETHER YOU GO AS A TOURIST, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE FILMING, IS VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE, JEFF.
  • 13:38 YES, IT IS.
  • 13:39 SPEAKING OF MONEY, IF PEOPLE WOULD VISIT OUR HEADQUARTERS IN DALLAS,
  • 13:43 I THINK YOU WOULD BE IMPRESSED OVER HOW MUCH MONEY WE DON'T SPEND ON OURSELVES.
  • 13:47 IT REALLY GOES INTO THE MINISTRY.
  • 13:48 IT REALLY DOES.
  • 13:49 YOU KNOW, WE USE SO VERY LITTLE ON EXPENSES AND THINGS.
  • 13:54 WE REALLY WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT TO PEOPLE OUT ABOUT OUR JEWISH ROOTS
  • 13:58 AND ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION.
  • 14:00 ZOLA LOVED TO WRITE MUSIC AND HE WROTE 2 MUSICALS.
  • 14:04 HE ALWAYS SAID,"MINE EYES HAVE SEEN" WAS HIS VERY, VERY BEST.
  • 14:08 I THINK YOU'LL LIKE IT.
  • 14:27 AND BEHOLD, THERE WAS A MAN IN JERUSALEM WHOSE NAME WAS SIMEON
  • 14:32 AND THE SAME MAN WAS JUST AND DEVOUT, WAITING FOR THE CONSOLATION OF ISRAEL
  • 14:37 AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS UPON HIM.
  • 14:39 AND IT WAS REVEALED TO HIM BY THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT HE SHOULD NOT SEE DEATH
  • 14:44 UNTIL HE HAD SEEN THE MESSIAH.
  • 14:50 ♪I'LL GIVE YOU A MECHIAH, ♪BORN IS OUR MESSIAH,
  • 14:55 ♪BORN IS HE OF WHOM THE ♪PROPHETS TOLD.
  • 14:59 ♪SOMEDAY ON MT. MORIAH ♪THIS BABY, OUR MESSIAH,
  • 15:03 ♪WILL SHOW THEM WHO'S ♪THE KING OF ISRAEL,
  • 15:07 ♪WILL SHOW THEM WHO'S ♪THE KING OF ISRAEL.
  • 15:12 ♪JOSEPH, LISTEN, HEAR ME,
  • 15:15 ♪THIS IS THE MESSAGE ♪OF THE LORD.
  • 15:18 ♪LOVE HER, ALWAYS, ♪LOVELY, MARY,
  • 15:21 ♪SHE IS THE HANDMAID ♪OF THE LORD.
  • 15:25 ♪ALMIGHTY GOD KNOWS ♪THE LOVE YOU FEEL
  • 15:33 ♪JEHOVAH KNOWS OF LOVE.
  • 15:41 MARY HAD ACTUALLY BEEN VISITED BY AN ANGEL.
  • 15:46 ♪ANGELS COME AND WHISPER LOW ♪THINGS THAT ONLY THEY ♪COULD KNOW
  • 15:55 ♪TELL YOUR HANDMAID, LORD, ♪IT'S SO.
  • 16:00 ♪IS IT SO? ♪IS IT SO?
  • 16:06 ♪CAN IT BE THAT GOD ABOVE ♪CHOSE ME?
  • 16:11 ♪SHALL I BEAR A KING?
  • 16:16 ♪IT THIS CHILD WHOSE ♪VERY HEART I FEEL
  • 16:21 ♪IS THIS CHILD THE KING ♪OF ISRAEL?
  • 16:28 ♪BUT, I HAVE SEEN ♪THE KINGS OF KINGS.
  • 16:37 ♪I'LL BE WITH YOU, ♪SO NEAR YOUR THRONE
  • 16:49 ♪WE'LL TALK OF WHEN ♪THE KING WAS BORN
  • 17:02 ♪PEACE ON EARTH, ♪GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN,
  • 17:11 ♪MINE EYES HAVE SEEN ♪THE KING OF KINGS! AMEN.
  • 17:30 IF ZOLA HAD HIS WAY, HE WOULD TEACH THE BIBLE ONE HALF THE DAY
  • 17:35 AND WRITE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC THE OTHER HALF.
  • 17:38 PROBLEM IS, SOMETIMES HIS BLISSFUL MOOD WOULD GET INTERRUPTED
  • 17:42 BY THE REALITIES OF THE HARSH AND VIOLENT WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.
  • 17:46 IN THE WAKE OF 9-11, WHEN OSAMA BIN LADEN MARSHALED HIS RESOURCES
  • 17:52 AND SENT TERRORISTS TO WORK IN AMERICA AND CALLED AMERICANS "CRUSADERS" FOR RESPONDING.
  • 17:58 ZOLA LEVITT RESPONDED IN KIND WITH A SERIES CALLED "THE CRUSADERS".
  • 18:09 IN 1095 POPE URBAN THE SECOND DECREED THAT THE CENTER OF THE KNOWN WORLD, JERUSALEM,
  • 18:14 SHOULD BE FREED FROM MUSLIM CONTROL.
  • 18:18 SPURRED BY RELIGIOUS FERVOR, WARRIORS MARCHED UNABATED ACROSS EUROPE TOWARDS THE HOLY LAND,
  • 18:24 LEAVING DEATH AND DEVASTATION IN THEIR WAKE.
  • 18:28 IN THE END, UPWARDS OF 30,000 MUSLIMS AND JEWS WERE MASSACRED IN JERUSALEM ALONE.
  • 18:34 THIS WAS CALLED "A HOLY WAR". THESE WERE THE CRUSADERS.
  • 18:43 AND 1000 YEARS AFTER MESSIAH, YOU HAD THE CRUSADES
  • 18:49 AND THAT IS WHY WE'RE HERE AT CAESAREA.
  • 18:50 BEHIND ME IS A CASTLE FORTIFIED BY THE CRUSADERS
  • 18:53 WHEN THEY ATTACKED HERE IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 18:56 THEIR IDEA WAS PEACE THROUGH TAKING OVER THE PROMISED LAND,
  • 19:00 CHANGING IT TO A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY, GETTING RID OF THE MUSLIMS
  • 19:04 AND AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE JEWS, WHO THEY REALLY DIDN'T APPRECIATE AS CHOSEN PEOPLE
  • 19:09 AND THEY DID TAKE THE PLACE OVER FOR A COUPLE OF CENTURIES
  • 19:14 AND WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW THAT CAREFULLY.
  • 19:17 AND IF YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU WILL SEE REMAINS OF IMPRESSIVE FORTIFICATIONS
  • 19:22 OF A MOAT CUT IN THE ROCK, VERY MANY BUILDINGS THAT WERE EXCAVATED FROM THE LAST DECADE
  • 19:28 AND IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, THE CHURCH.
  • 19:31 THEY MADE IT A SHOWPLACE OF CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE LONG RUN.
  • 19:37 IT WAS REALLY WORLD CLASS IN THE 13TH CENTURY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THEY LOST IT TO THE MAMELUKES,
  • 19:44 MUSLIMS FROM EGYPT WHO TOOK IT IN 1291.
  • 19:49 THAT'S NOT THE END OF IT, THOUGH.
  • 19:51 1000 YEARS AFTER THE CRUSADES, I MEAN GIVE OR TAKE,
  • 19:53 COMES OUR OWN TIME WITH OSLO AND THE ROADMAP AND THE VARIOUS PEACE PROCESSES
  • 19:58 AND THE PEOPLE RIDING UP WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS OF HOW TO MAKE PEACE HERE,
  • 20:02 THE SAME THING OVER AGAIN.
  • 20:04 PEACE THROUGH DIVIDING THE PROMISED LAND IS THE IDEA OF THE ROADMAP OR OSLO,
  • 20:10 GIVE HALF OF IT TO THE ENEMIES OF THE CHOSEN PEOPLE AND THAT WILL MAKE PEACE.
  • 20:16 WELL, IT HASN'T SUCCEEDED.
  • 20:17 NONE OF THOSE IDEAS HAVE WORKED.
  • 20:20 THERE IS A CERTAIN SEGMENT OF EUROPEAN OPINION THAT BELIEVES
  • 20:22 THAT IF YOU JUST SAT BACK, DID NOTHING,
  • 20:26 BUT MAKE MONEY AND RUN YOUR BUSINESS,
  • 20:28 THE WORLD WOULD BE A SAFE PLACE, THAT THERE'S THIS AUTOMATIC HARMONY OF INTERESTS.
  • 20:33 THERE ARE 2 COUNTRIES THAT UNDERSTAND VERY WELL THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE,
  • 20:40 THERE ARE ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE THAT WANT TO DESTROY US.
  • 20:42 THE EUROPEANS WHO LIVED UNDER THE WINGS OF THE AMERICAN EAGLE ALL DURING THE COLD WAR
  • 20:47 HAVEN'T INTERNALIZED THAT CONCLUSION AND THEREFORE THEY SEE OUR ACTS OF SELF DEFENSE
  • 20:52 AS DISTURBING THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE THAT THEY THINK OTHERWISE WOULD EMERGE.
  • 20:56 YOU KNOW, THE WORLD AROUND US IS CHANGING AND I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S CHANGING FOR THE GOOD,
  • 21:01 ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME WE NEED FAITH.
  • 21:03 YOU KNOW, I'M REALLY PROUD OF THIS MINISTRY THAT EVERY TIME SOMETHING HAPPENS,
  • 21:07 WE GO BACK TO THE ROOTS OF OUR FAITH.
  • 21:09 ZOLA, MADE A SERIES CALLED "CHAMPIONS OF FAITH"
  • 21:13 THAT REALLY LET US KNOW JUST EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF FAITH WE NEED.
  • 21:17 HEBREWS 11 HONORS THE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH
  • 21:21 THAT WANDERED IN DESERTS AND IN CAVES OF THE EARTH.
  • 21:26 BECAUSE OF THIS CLOUD OF WITNESSES,
  • 21:27 WE CAN RUN WITH PATIENCE, THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
  • 22:02 YOU MIGHT SAY, WELL, WHY JUST DIDN'T GOD BUILD THE ARK, BUT AGAIN,
  • 22:07 IF NOAH HAD NO WORKS TO DO HIS FAITH WOULD NOT BE A WITNESS, HIS FAITH WOULD BE DEAD.
  • 22:13 WITHOUT WORKS, FAITH IS DEAD.
  • 22:15 AT LEAST THOSE WHO SAW HIM BUILDING THE ARK
  • 22:18 HAD A CHANCE TO CONSIDER, WELL, POSSIBLY THE OLD GUY IS RIGHT.
  • 22:22 WHAT IF IT REALLY DOES AS HE SAYS, FLOOD, WHAT IF WATER DOES FALL FROM THE SKY
  • 22:27 AND IT INUNDATES THE EARTH AND IT GETS OVER OUR HEADS, HOW WILL WE SURVIVE THAT?
  • 22:32 IN THE FORTIFIED CITY OF JERICHO, A PROSTITUTE NAMED RAHAB LIVED IN THE CITY WALL.
  • 22:39 COURAGEOUSLY SHE HID CALEB AND JOSHUA WHILE THEY SPIED THROUGHOUT THE CITY,
  • 22:44 PROTECTING THEM FROM THE SUSPICIOUS KING.
  • 22:47 SHE KNEW THAT THE GOD OF THE ISRAELITES HAD GIVEN THE LAND UNTO THEIR HANDS
  • 22:52 AND ASKED THAT SHE AND HER FAMILY BE SPARED FROM THE COMING BATTLE.
  • 22:56 AS A SIGN, THE SCARLET ROBE USED FOR THE SPIES ESCAPE WAS TO BE FOUND IN THE WINDOW OF HER HOME.
  • 23:04 PATIENTLY SHE WAITED WHILE THE ISRAELITES PREPARED TO BESIEGE THE CITY.
  • 23:09 BELIEVING THE GOD OF THE HEBREWS WOULD SPARE HER AND HER FAMILY
  • 23:13 FROM THE FATE OF THE CITY DWELLERS.
  • 23:16 BY FAITH, THE PROSTITUTE RAHAB, BECAUSE SHE WELCOMED THE SPIES,
  • 23:20 WAS NOT KILLED WITH THOSE WHO WERE DISOBEDIENT.
  • 23:33 THIS IS RICHARD FREIDAN.
  • 23:35 WHEN HE WAS A JERUSALEM POLICE OFFICER,
  • 23:37 RICHARD'S LIFE WAS OFTEN IN DANGER IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF DUTY.
  • 23:40 HIS SOLACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE LORD
  • 23:43 AND HE HAS BECOME A FAITHFUL MEMBER OF BERET YERUSHALAYIM, A FELLOWSHIP OF JEWISH BELIEVERS.
  • 23:48 RECENTLY HIS LIFE WAS ENDANGERED ONCE AGAIN, THIS TIME BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH.
  • 23:54 TALKING ABOUT, ABOUT MESSIAH YESHUA,
  • 23:56 WE WERE ALL OF A SUDDEN FACED WITH A VERY ANGRY CROWD,
  • 24:00 SO MUCH SO THAT THEY WERE CURSING US AND THREATENING US,
  • 24:05 THEY WERE THREATENING OUR LIVES AND THEY THREATENED TO BEAT US RIGHT THERE AND THEN.
  • 24:10 ♪I AM THE LORD ALMIGHTY, ♪KING OF ALL THE KINGS,
  • 24:17 ♪I'M FAITHFUL FOREVER, ♪MY MERCIES HAVE NO END, ♪NO END.
  • 24:38 ZOLA WAS A CHAMPION WASN'T HE SANDRA?
  • 24:41 HE WAS MY HERO, AS YOU WELL KNOW.
  • 24:43 YOU KNOW, HE WAS ALWAYS REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT OUR SALVATION, ABOUT OUR JEWISH ROOTS, JEFF.
  • 24:49 I'M REALLY GLAD THAT YOU'RE WITH US.
  • 24:50 I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SERIES THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.
  • 24:52 WELL, I'M GLAD TO BE HERE.
  • 24:54 YOU KNOW, LIFE'S LIKE A MIST.
  • 24:56 27 YEARS, HERE WE HAVE SIX TIMES, SIX PROGRAMS LOOKED AT ZOLA'S LIFE.
  • 25:02 WE HAVE TO SEE THIS AS PRELUDE TO THINGS TO COME.
  • 25:05 THE STORY CONTINUES, THE BIBLE NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT AND WE'RE GOING TO DO IT, AREN'T WE?
  • 25:10 WE ARE AND ZOLA WAS SO PROUD THAT WE WERE 100% VIEWER SUPPORTED.
  • 25:14 I THANK YOU FOR THAT SUPPORT.
  • 25:16 IT IS SO IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES NOW THAT WE TELL THE TRUTH.
  • 25:21 YES, AND WE WANT TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS.
  • 25:23 WE BELIEVE THE MESSIAH HAS COME AND HIS NAME IS JESUS
  • 25:26 AND OUR SERIES, "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH" EXPLORES THAT.
  • 25:30 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FINANCIAL AND PRAYERFUL.
  • 25:33 AND AS WE GO, LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU PLEASE,
  • 25:36 TO REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 25:40 ♪♪
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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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