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Episode: “Jesus’ Rejection”
“He was despised and rejected by men.” Jeff explains that the theme of rejecting God’s anointed is not new to Isaiah. On location at an ancient Jewish synagogue, we learn that the Messiah who was rejected shall one day be vindicated and that every knee shall bow to Him. Also, from our Prophesied Messiah television series, Zola teaches Jesus’ prophetic fulfillment of Isaiah 53.
Series: “The Gospel According to Isaiah”
The Gospel of Isaiah, written 700 years before Christ, reveals the Jewish nature of our Messiah and the fulfillment of His coming as the Lamb of God. See why New Testament authors have quoted Isaiah more than any other Old Testament source and why this Old Testament narrative is often called the 5th Gospel.

Caption transcript for The Gospel According to Isaiah: “Jesus’ Rejection” (2/8)

  • 00:12 HE IS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN.
  • 00:18 WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS AND BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES.
  • 00:25 HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER.
  • 00:29 WRITTEN 700 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST, ISAIAH KNEW THAT THIS PROPHETIC SCRIPTURE
  • 00:34 WOULD ONE DAY BE FULFILLED IN THE LAMB OF GOD, JESUS.
  • 00:47 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN. I'M SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:49 I'M HERE WITH JEFF SEIF AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ISAIAH.
  • 00:52 WHAT A MIGHTY, MIGHTY MAN, WHAT A MIGHTY PROPHET ISAIAH WAS.
  • 00:56 INCREDIBLE INSIGHTS, TOO, SANDRA.
  • 00:58 IT WAS ISAIAH WHO PROPHESIED THAT THE MESSIAH
  • 01:00 WAS GOING TO BE DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN.
  • 01:04 YOU CAN IMAGINE, GOD WOULD COME INTO THE WORLD
  • 01:06 ONLY TO BE REJECTED THEREIN BY INDIVIDUALS
  • 01:10 DRIVEN BY FORCES THEY COULDN'T CONTROL.
  • 01:14 I BELIEVE THAT A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSANDS WORDS.
  • 01:17 WE'LL GET TO ISAIAH'S WORDS IN A MINUTE,
  • 01:19 BUT NOW LET'S LOOK AT A PICTURE OF JESUS AND HIS REJECTION.
  • 01:24 AND WHEN THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES SAW HIM EAT WITH PUBLICANS AND SINNERS,
  • 01:29 THEY SAID, HOW IS IT THAT THERE IS EATING WITH PUBLICANS AND SINNERS.
  • 01:32 WHY ARE THERE BLASPHEMIES?
  • 01:34 WHO CAN FORGIVE SINS, BUT GOD ALONE?
  • 01:37 WHY DO YOU ON THE SABBATH DAY THAT WHICH IS NOT LAWFUL
  • 01:40 AND THE PHARISEES WENT FORTH AND STRAIGHT AWAY TOOK COUNSEL WITH THE HERODIANS AGAINST HIM,
  • 01:46 HOW THEY MIGHT DESTROY HIM.
  • 01:50 TODAY WE'RE GOING TO DO THE SECOND
  • 01:53 OF AN 8 PART TREATMENT OF A STORY,
  • 01:55 THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE.
  • 02:01 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE GOSPEL.
  • 02:03 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE GOSPEL FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE.
  • 02:07 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE GOOD NEWS THROUGH THE EYES OF JEWS.
  • 02:11 WE'RE LOOKING AT ONE JEWISH PROPHET IN PARTICULAR, HIS NAME WAS ISAIAH,
  • 02:16 HIMSELF ARGUABLY THE GREATEST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS.
  • 02:22 THIS MAN WHO LIVED AND MINISTERED IN THE 8TH CENTURY BC, AS YOU WILL SEE,
  • 02:27 HAD A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THE COMING MESSIAH.
  • 02:32 TODAY WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT SOME OF WHAT HEHAD TO SAY,
  • 02:35 BROADCASTING HERE FROM THIS HASMONIAN VILLAGE THAT DATES BACK TO THE 2ND CENTURY B.C.
  • 02:43 STANDING IN FRONT OF A SYNAGOGUE, AN OLD SYNAGOGUE OF THE SORT THAT JESUS FREQUENTED,
  • 02:49 OF THE SORT THAT HIS DISCIPLES BEING JEWISH THEMSELVES FREQUENTED
  • 02:54 AND YOU MIGHT RECALL THERE WAS A FELLOW NAMED PAUL, A MEMBER OF THE PHARISEES.
  • 03:02 THIS MAN CAME TO FAITH IN JESUS
  • 03:05 AND THEN HE WENT ALL ABOUT THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD ENTERING BUILDING LIKE THIS.
  • 03:11 JEWISH PEOPLE REFER TO A SYNAGOGUE AS A SHUL, A SCHOOL
  • 03:15 AND PAUL HIMSELF WAS AN EDUCATOR MINDED AS HE WAS
  • 03:19 TO HELP THE WORLD TO SEE THAT THE MESSIAH HAD COME AND THAT HIS NAME WAS YESHUA, JESUS.
  • 03:25 WELL, NEVER MIND WHAT PAUL HAD TO SAY FOR THE MOMENT, AS NOTED,
  • 03:29 I'M INTERESTED IN ISAIAH, WHAT DOES THIS 8TH CENTURY PROPHET
  • 03:33 HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE COMING MESSIAH.
  • 03:36 IN THE 53RD CHAPTER HE MAKES A FEW STATEMENTS THAT ARE INTERESTING,
  • 03:42 ONE OF WHICH IS IN HEBREW FIRST.
  • 03:55 WHAT MEANS THIS PROPHET IN INFORMING THAT THE MESHIACH
  • 03:59 WAS TO BE DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN?
  • 04:03 OH, YOU WOULD THINK THE MESSIAH COMES INTO THE WORLD AND HE GETS A TICKER TAPE PARADE.
  • 04:07 WHY, IN THE 8TH CENTURY BC ARE WE TOLD THAT THE MESSIAH COMES AND HE IS MARGINALIZED.
  • 04:13 PEOPLE ARE MINDED TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM HIM.
  • 04:17 YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ONLY THIS VERSE THAT GIVES THAT STORY,
  • 04:20 IN THE 52ND CHAPTER, IN VERSE 14
  • 04:26 THAT'S VERY STRONG LANGUAGE.
  • 04:31 TO LOOK AT HIM WAS PROBLEMATIC,
  • 04:35 SO MUCH SO THAT IN VERSE 15 WE'RE TOLD
  • 04:41 WHAT MEANS THIS PROPHET IN SAYING THAT THE MESSIAH
  • 04:44 WAS GOING TO BE APPALLING, STARTLING, MARRED AND THEN..
  • 05:00 NO ONE LIKES TO BE REJECTED.
  • 05:04 I DON'T LIKE IT. YOU DON'T LIKE IT. NOBODY LIKES IT.
  • 05:10 WHEN WE LOOK AT THE COMING MESSIAH TO CONSIDER THAT HE WAS REJECTED,
  • 05:13 I'M SURE HE DIDN'T LIKE IT.
  • 05:16 NEVERTHELESS, IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT WHEN SOMEONE BRINGS GOSPEL TRUTH,
  • 05:22 THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS WELL RECEIVED, WHETHER IT'S ME,
  • 05:27 WHETHER IT'S YOU, WHETHER IT'S ISAIAH.
  • 05:29 THERE ARE HOSTS OF OLD TESTAMENT GREATS THAT HAD THE SAME SITUATION.
  • 05:37 YOU MIGHT RECALL THE STORY IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS IN ENGLISH,
  • 05:41 YOU MIGHT RECALL IN THE 3RD AND 4TH CHAPTER
  • 05:43 HE HAS THE BURNING BUSH EXPERIENCE.
  • 05:46 THERE HE IS AND GOD IS BECKONING HIM INTO THE MINISTRY, INTO HIS SERVICE
  • 05:50 AND MOSES HAS PROBLEMS, HE SAYS, GOD, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO ME.
  • 05:54 THE ELDERS OF ISRAEL WON'T LISTEN TO ME THAT ARE HOLED UP IN EGYPT.
  • 05:58 THEY WON'T REALLY HEAR WHAT I HAVE TO SAY
  • 06:00 AND WHEN I GO TO (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 06:03 WHEN I GO TO PHARAOH, FOR SURE HE'S NOT GOING TO WANT TO HEAR ME OUT.
  • 06:07 IN FACT MOSES, HIMSELF BALKED AT THE COMMISSION,
  • 06:12 IN PART NOTING THAT OTHERS WERE GOING TO BALK AT HIM.
  • 06:16 I FIND THAT INTERESTING.
  • 06:18 WE SEE THAT NOT ONLY DID MOSES GET SOMETHING OF A ROUGH START IN MINISTRY GOING,
  • 06:23 BUT IF YOU LOOK AT DAVID, NOW TODAY DAVID IS POPULAR.
  • 06:27 GOODNESS, IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL WHERE I'M BROADCASTING FROM TODAY,
  • 06:31 THE FLAG FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL HAS ON IT THE MOGEN DAVID, THE SHIELD OF DAVID.
  • 06:38 DAVID IS THE SYMBOL OF THE NATION STATE.
  • 06:41 I REMEMBER GROWING UP AS A LITTLE BOY, WE USED TO SING A SONG..
  • 06:50 DAVID WAS IMMORTALIZED, HE IS IMMORTALIZED IN JEWISH CULTURE.
  • 06:54 BUT, IF YOU LOOK AT DAVID'S BEGINNINGS, IN 1 SAMUEL 16
  • 07:00 WHEN THE PROPHET SAMUEL WENT TO JESSE, DAVID'S FATHER UNDER THE UNCTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 07:08 SAYING, I BELIEVE THAT THERE'S A KING IN THE HOUSE.
  • 07:11 JESSE'S FATHER SERVED UP ALL OF HIS SONS FIRST.
  • 07:15 THE PROPHET SAID, NO NOT THIS ONE, LET'S SEE ANOTHER.
  • 07:19 HE BROUGHT ANOTHER, NO, NOT THIS ONE.
  • 07:20 DON'T YOU HAVE ANYBODY ELSE?
  • 07:22 AND THE PROPHET, HE'S PERPLEXED, I BELIEVE THIS IS THE HOUSE AND WHAT HAPPENS HIS FATHER SAYS,
  • 07:28 WELL, LOOK, YOU KNOW WE DO HAVE ONE GUY, A YOUNG GUY,
  • 07:31 INTERESTINGLY, DAVID'S FATHER DIDN'T THINK HE WAS WORTHY
  • 07:36 TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE LEADER OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:39 THEN WE SEE WHEN DAVID GOT STARTED AS YOU FOLLOW THE STORY IN 1 SAMUEL,
  • 07:44 WHAT HAPPENS IS DAVID IS NOT ONLY REJECTED BY HIS FATHER, HE WAS REJECTED BY HIS BRETHREN
  • 07:49 AND LATER ON WHEN HE ENTERS MORE DIRECTLY IN THE SERVICE OF SAUL, HE'S REJECTED BY SAUL.
  • 07:55 WHAT'S WITH THIS REJECTION?
  • 07:59 YOU STAND UP, YOU WALK WITH GOD AND BOOM, YOU TAKE IT IN THE FACE SOMETIMES.
  • 08:04 WHY IS IT LIKE THAT?
  • 08:06 IS THERE GOING TO BE ANY RESOLUTION TO THIS TENSION?
  • 08:09 I WANT TO GO INTO THE SYNAGOGUE AND TEACH A LITTLE BIT, BUT BEFORE I DO,
  • 08:13 I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU FROM ANOTHER PASSAGE IN ISAIAH, THE 45TH CHAPTER.
  • 08:18 THEREIN WE'RE TOLD THAT THE LORD HIMSELF IS GOING TO FINALLY BE VINDICATED IN HUMAN EXPERIENCE
  • 08:27 AND NOT SUFFER THE REJECTION FOREVER.
  • 08:29 WE'RE TOLD IN THE END OF VERSE OF 21 IN 45TH CHAPTER
  • 08:37 HE SAYS IN VERSE 22 SOMETHING TO ME AND YOU, HE SAYS..
  • 09:01 CONFESS WHAT?
  • 09:03 I'M GOING TO GO INTO THE SYNAGOGUE AND I'M GOING TO SEE YOU THERE IN THERE IN A MINUTE
  • 09:09 AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE HOW THE RABBI PAUL FINISHED THE VERSE
  • 09:12 THAT IN THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESS
  • 09:18 THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.
  • 09:22 WE'LL DO THAT IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • 09:59 ISAIAH'S NOTING THAT AT ONE POINT IN TIME
  • 10:05 EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW THAT THIS MESSIAH, IS LORD,
  • 10:10 IS FURTHER STATED AT THE VERY END OF THE DOCUMENT, IN FACT,
  • 10:14 IN THE 66TH CHAPTER OF ISAIAH AND THAT'S WHERE HE ENDS
  • 10:34 I THINK IT'S FASCINATING THAT ISAIAH NOTES THAT THE MESHIACH WOULD COME
  • 10:39 AND BE DESPISED AND REJECTED AT ONE LEVEL AND LIGHTLY ESTEEMED HOWEVER,
  • 10:46 DIFFICULTIES WITH A ROUGH START NOTWITHSTANDING, AT THE END OF DAYS HE WOULD TRIUMPH.
  • 10:53 I AM THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO TELL THE MESSIANIC JEWISH GOSPEL,
  • 10:59 TO LOOK AT THE GOOD NEWS FROM THE EYES OF ANCIENT JEWS, ISAIAH PARTICULARLY.
  • 11:06 BUT, HERE IN THIS SYNAGOGUE WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO NOW IS PICK UP FROM ANOTHER RABBI,
  • 11:10 SOMEONE WHO WAS MINDED TO BE AN INTERPRETER OF ISAIAH, HIS NAME WAS PAUL,
  • 11:18 REFERRED TO AFFECTIONATELY AMONGST JEWS AS RAB SHAUL.
  • 11:22 THIS WAS A FELLOW WHO WAS HELL-BENT ON DESTROYING
  • 11:26 THE FIRST MESSIANIC JEWISH FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA, OF JESUS,
  • 11:30 BUT THAN HAD A RADICAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD
  • 11:34 IN THE WAKE OF WHICH, HE BECAME A STAUNCH ADVOCATE..
  • 11:37 HE WAS WRITING A LETTER TO A GROUP IN PHILIPPI.
  • 11:42 ACTUALLY PAUL HAD VENTURED INTO PHILIPPI AND HE VISITED A SYNAGOGUE SERVICE
  • 11:49 AND THERE HE OPENED UP THE SCRIPTURES, THE JEWISH SCRIPTURES, OF COURSE
  • 11:53 AND A NUMBER OF JEWISH PEOPLE CAME TO FAITH.
  • 11:55 MAY VERY WELL BE THAT HE OPENED UP ISAIAH,
  • 11:58 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE HE QUOTES ISAIAH, TOO.
  • 12:02 YOU MIGHT RECALL OUTSIDE OF THE SYNAGOGUE WE LOOKED AT HOW ISAIAH SAID
  • 12:06 THAT AT SOME POINT IN TIME, EVERY KNEE WILL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS.
  • 12:11 WELL, PAUL TAKES UP THAT STORY AGAIN IN HIS LETTER
  • 12:14 AND I'D LIKE YOU TO TURN WITH ME PLEASE TO PHILIPPIANS 2:5.
  • 12:20 LET ME SAY PARENTHETICALLY WHENEVER YOU TURN ON THE TELEVISION
  • 12:25 AND COME TO THIS PROGRAM, BRING YOUR BIBLES ALONG WITH YOU,
  • 12:27 BECAUSE I WANT TO BE A BIBLE TEACHER.
  • 12:29 THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME, TO GET THE WORD OF GOD OUT THERE
  • 12:32 FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE, PARTICULARLY.
  • 13:06 RETURNING NOW TO ISAIAH CHAPTER 45, LET ME REMIND HE SAYS,
  • 13:12 TO ME EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW.
  • 13:16 A REFERENCE TO THE WORLD COMING TO TERMS WITH WHO THIS YESHUA, WHO THIS JESUS IS
  • 13:21 AND THEN HE SAYS EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS.
  • 13:25 THEN HE GOES ON TO NOTE IN VERSE 24
  • 13:28 TO HIM ALL MEN SHALL COME.
  • 13:33 THE PROPHETS SAY (SPEAKING HEBREW) ALL FLESH.
  • 13:37 THE PROPHETS SAYS (SPEAKING HEBREW) ALL PEOPLES.
  • 13:42 THERE'S A POINT IN TIME WHEN ALL PEOPLE COME TO KNOW WHO THIS YESHUA IS.
  • 13:47 AND SO THEN HE STARTS OFF, HUMBLY, DESPISED AND REJECTED.
  • 13:53 AT DAYS END HE GETS HIS DUE DOESN'T HE.
  • 13:57 I THINK THAT'S FASCINATING.
  • 13:59 THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID THAT HE WHO WAS IN THE FORM OF GOD DIDN'T COUNT EQUALITY WITH GOD,
  • 14:05 BUT HE EMPTIED HIMSELF, HE TOOK ON THE FORM OF A SERVANT
  • 14:09 AND THEN HE WAS HIGHLY EXALTED AT DAYS' END JUST AS ISAIAH THE PROPHET FORETOLD.
  • 14:17 IN THAT WHICH FOLLOWS, WE'LL HEAR ZOLA,
  • 14:21 WHO IN DAYS PAST LOOKED AT ISAIAH AND THEREIN, WHILE FOCUSING ON THE 53RD CHAPTER,
  • 14:28 TOLD THE STORY OF JESUS' DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION.
  • 14:33 HERE'S ZOLA IN HIS OWN WORDS.
  • 14:35 ISAIAH SAW HIM AS DYING, HE WAS CUT OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING IT SAYS IN ISAIAH 53.
  • 14:42 IT'S PREDICTED MESSIAH WILL DIE.
  • 14:43 THIS IS NOT COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD IN JUDAISM
  • 14:46 AND CHRISTIANS THROUGH THE AGES HAVE NOT UNDERSTOOD THAT MESSIAH CAME TO DIE.
  • 14:51 THEY ACCUSE PEOPLE OF KILLING MESSIAH, BUT MESSIAH SAYS "FOR THIS WAS I BORN."
  • 14:56 DANIEL 2 SAYS HE WOULD BE CUT OFF.
  • 14:59 DANIEL 9:26 IN THE 70 WEEKS OF YEARS PROPHECY IT SAYS
  • 15:03 MESSIAH THE PRINCE IS CUT OFF BUT NOT FOR HIMSELF.
  • 15:07 ISAIAH MAKES CLEAR FOR THE TRANSGRESSIONS OF MY PEOPLE WAS HE STRICKEN.
  • 15:13 IT MAKES A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE PERSON AND THE PEOPLE.
  • 15:17 "MY PEOPLE" IS ISRAEL ISAIAH IS TALKING.
  • 15:20 HE WAS SOME OTHER PERSON STRICKEN FOR ISRAEL.
  • 15:24 SOMETIMES AS AN OBJECTION TO THIS PROPHECY THAT IT'S THE WHOLE LAND OF ISRAEL,
  • 15:27 THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL THAT ARE MEANT, THAT ARE WOUNDED, THAT TAKE THE STRIPES AND SO ON.
  • 15:32 BUT,HE SAYS IT WAS FOR THE TRANSGRESSIONS OF THE PEOPLE THAT HE WAS STRICKEN.
  • 15:37 THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 15:38 IT SAYS THAT HE'LL BE BURIED WITH THE RICH IN HIS DEATH
  • 15:41 AND THAT'S ONE OF STRAY REMARKS OF SCRIPTURE THAT MAKES IT SO PRECISE.
  • 15:45 JESUS WAS BURIED IN THE TOMB OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA,
  • 15:47 A RICH MAN WHO DONATED HIS TOMB FOR THAT BURIAL.
  • 15:50 GOD SAID HE WOULD MAKE HIS SOUL AN OFFERING FOR SIN,
  • 15:54 A SACRIFICIAL OFFERING AS IN LEVITICUS 17:11.
  • 15:58 I'VE GIVEN YOU THE BLOOD FOR REMISSION OF SINS.
  • 16:00 BUT ISAIAH SAYS HE WILL PROLONG HIS DAYS, HE WOULD BE RESURRECTED,
  • 16:05 HE WOULD LIVE ON DESPITE THAT HE WAS CUT OFF.
  • 16:08 HE WILL PROLONG HIS DAYS AND THAT HE WILL JUSTIFY MANY,
  • 16:12 SO MANY, NOT JUST THE JEWISH PEOPLE, BUT THE GENTILES, TOO.
  • 16:15 SO, FROM THE PROPHET ISAIAH WE LEARN, MESSIAH SUFFERS, DIES,
  • 16:21 RISES FROM THE DEAD AND THEN FORGIVES.
  • 16:25 ♪♪
  • 16:33 ♪HE IS THERE IN YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 16:39 ♪THEY SEE HIM AT THE ♪SEA OF GALILEE
  • 16:46 ♪IN THE FLOWERS AND THE TREES ♪OF LOVELY JERICHO ♪BY THE JORDAN
  • 16:52 ♪ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE ♪BLESSINGS BY THE SEA
  • 16:59 ♪IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE ♪HE WORSHIPS
  • 17:06 ♪IN THE UPPER ROOM HE WATCHES ♪AS THEY PRAY
  • 17:12 ♪AT THE EMPTY TOMB HE SEES THEM ♪AS THEY SEEK HIM IN DARKNESS
  • 17:19 ♪ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES ♪HE'LL STAND ON THAT DAY.
  • 17:27 ♪BARUCHIM HA'BAIM L'YISRAEL ♪BARUCHIM HA'BAIM L'ADONAI
  • 17:34 ♪THEY ARE BLESSED WHEN ♪THEY WORSHIP IN ISRAEL
  • 17:37 ♪THEY ARE BLESSED BY THE ♪FATHER, EL SHADDAI.
  • 17:40 ♪AND THEY KNOW WHEN THEY GO TO ♪ISRAEL THEY WILL WALK WITH THE ♪ONE THEY ADORE
  • 17:46 ♪THEY WILL SPEAK, THEY WILL ♪WEEP THERE IN ISRAEL WITH THE ♪ONE WHO HAD COME THERE BEFORE.
  • 17:52 ♪♪
  • 18:02 ♪WHEN HE COMES THEY WILL BE ♪WITH HIM THERE IN ZION
  • 18:08 ♪IN A CHORUS OF ALL NATIONS ♪THEY WILL SING
  • 18:15 ♪HALLELUJAH CRY TOGETHER THE ♪OLIM L'YERUSHALAYIM HALLELUJAH ♪TO THE COMING OF THE KING.
  • 18:28 ♪AND FOREVER THEY WILL WORSHIP ♪HIM IN ZION
  • 18:35 ♪IN THE KINGDOM THEY ARE ♪PROMISED IN THE WORD
  • 18:42 ♪THE BELIEVERS IN THE COMING OF ♪YESHUA HA'MASHIACH
  • 18:48 ♪THE ASCENDERS OF THE MOUNTAIN ♪OF THE LORD.
  • 18:55 ♪BARUCHIM HA'BAIM L'YISRAEL ♪BARUCHIM HA'BAIM L'ADONAI
  • 19:05 ♪THEY ARE BLESSED WHEN THEY ♪WORSHIP IN ISRAEL
  • 19:08 ♪THEY ARE BLESSED BY THE ♪FATHER, EL SHADDAI.
  • 19:12 ♪AND THEY KNOW WHEN THEY GO TO ♪ISRAEL THEY WILL WALK WITH THE ♪ONE THEY ADORE
  • 19:18 ♪THEY WILL SPEAK, THEY WILL ♪WEEP THERE IN ISRAEL WITH THE ♪ONE WHO HAD COME THERE BEFORE.
  • 19:23 ♪♪
  • 19:30 ♪BARUCHIM HA'BAIM L'YISRAEL.
  • 19:33 AND THAT'S SOME OF ZOLA'S MUSIC, LOVELY, LOVELY MUSIC ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 19:38 YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ISAIAH THE PROPHET AROUND 700 BC,
  • 19:44 THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF PROPHECY COME TO TRUTH.
  • 19:48 ISAIAH'S NAME MEANS "GOD SAVES" AND HERE ISAIAH PROPHESIED THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.
  • 19:57 YOU KNOW, JEFF, ISAIAH IS A WONDERFUL TEACHING.
  • 19:59 I REALLY AM ENJOYING WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
  • 20:01 YEAH, HE'S VERY FAMOUS, OFTEN EMPLOYED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 20:04 HE'S WONDERFUL, YOU KNOW, I LIKE THE SCRIPTURE IN ISAIAH 45 THAT YOU'VE BEEN TEACHING ON,
  • 20:09 BUT I LIKE THE ONE IT SAYS IN 17,
  • 20:16 EVERLASTING SALVATION.
  • 20:18 HERE IT IS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TALKING ABOUT A PERMANENT SALVATION
  • 20:21 AND WE KNOW IT AS YESHUA.
  • 20:24 LET'S UNDERSCORE ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED WITH SALVATION,
  • 20:28 MANY PEOPLE JUST SAY THAT GOD TOOK ISRAEL AND THE JEWS
  • 20:31 AND STUCK THEM ALL IN THE GARBAGE DUMP.
  • 20:33 I BELIEVE THEY CALL THAT REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY.
  • 20:35 I DON'T THINK THAT'S ISAIAH'S UNDERSTANDING, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • 20:37 I DON'T THINK SO EITHER.
  • 20:43 NOT UNTIL TOMORROW, NOT UNTIL YESTERDAY, EVERLASTING.
  • 20:47 GOD HAS AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH NOT ONLY THE JEWS, BUT WITH EVERYONE.
  • 20:52 WE SEE A STORY IN THE BIBLE WHERE THERE IS A REJECTION AMONG SOME ISRAELITES TOWARD JESUS,
  • 20:57 BUT APPARENTLY THAT SITUATION IS GOING TO BE RECTIFIED.
  • 20:59 YOU KNOW, IT'S THE BAD NEWS AND THE GOOD NEWS
  • 21:02 AND THE GOOD NEWS IS WE DO HAVE PERMANENT SALVATION.
  • 21:04 ALL THE MORE WE NEED TO REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
  • 21:07 BECAUSE THERE IS A PEACE THAT'S COMING TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 21:10 AND IT IS PERMANENT AND THAT'S WHAT, YOU KNOW, I GET SO UPSET ABOUT THE HEADLINES,
  • 21:14 WHAT'S GOING ON IN ISRAEL, AND YET GOD IS IN CONTROL
  • 21:18 AND THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF BEING A BELIEVER.
  • 21:21 ANYWAY, WE'RE GOING GO AND LOOK AT ISRAEL AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS TRAVEL SPOT.
  • 21:27 ISRAEL IS YOUR HOME.
  • 21:29 BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 21:31 FOLLOW ME TO GALILEE..
  • 21:34 AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, DO NOT BE AFRAID,
  • 21:37 GO TELL MY BRETHREN TO GO INTO GALILEE, THERE THEY WILL SEE.
  • 21:45 IT STRENGTHENS OUR FAITH TO KNOW THAT JESUS WALKED ON THE WATER AND THAT WE CAN CALL OUT TO HIM.
  • 21:50 IT MAKES THE WHOLE SCRIPTURES COME TO LIFE.
  • 22:03 THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 22:04 THAT'S HOW WE SEE IT.
  • 22:05 JEFF, I'M ALWAYS EXCITED TO GO TO ISRAEL
  • 22:07 AND I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GO AND DO SOME MORE TEACHING IN ISRAEL.
  • 22:10 I LOVE THE HOLY LAND.
  • 22:11 I LOVE GOING TO ISRAEL AND I LOVE TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 22:15 ISAIAH HAS A FEW THINGS TO SAY ABOUT ISRAEL, AS WELL.
  • 22:18 WE'VE BEEN CONSIDERING A TEXT IN ISAIAH CHAPTER 45 AMONG OTHERS
  • 22:22 AND IN CHAPTER 45 VERSE 14 WE SEE THAT THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL
  • 22:28 ARE GOING TO COME AND SAY...
  • 22:36 REMINDS ME THAT ALL AROUND THE REGION PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 22:40 HOW THERE'S NO GOD BUT ALLAH AND MOHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET.
  • 22:43 IT IS INTERESTING TO WATCH THE MIDDLE EAST AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 22:46 AND IT'S INTERESTING TO LIVE IN THESE TIMES AND SEE PROPHECY TRULY BEING FULFILLED.
  • 22:52 HOW EXCITING IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR, I GUESS A LITTLE BIT FRIGHTENING FOR ISAIAH
  • 22:57 TO KNOW THAT WHAT HE PROPHESIED WAS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
  • 23:02 IT'S SO EXPLICIT, EGYPTIANS, ETHIOPIANS,
  • 23:05 WE'RE LOOKING AT NORTHERN AFRICA AND ARABIAN PEOPLES COMING AND SAYING
  • 23:09 "SURELY GOD IS IN YOU, THERE'S NO GOD BUT YOUR GOD."
  • 23:12 AND LOOK AT ISRAEL'S ENEMIES TODAY, SAME AS BEFORE, NOTHING EVER CHANGES.
  • 23:19 YOU KNOW, SOLOMON SAID THERE'S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN AND THERE'S NOT.
  • 23:22 IRAQ IS COMING AT HER, IRAN, EGYPT, LIBYA, RUSSIA.
  • 23:26 WE THINK RUSSIA IS AN ALLY, I DON'T THINK SO.
  • 23:30 YET AT SOME POINT IN TIME ALL THAT SEEMS TO GET ALIGNED
  • 23:33 BECAUSE THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT COME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 23:37 THAT IS GOING TO TAKE A MIGHT MOVE OF GOD, A MIGHTY REVIVAL
  • 23:41 BECAUSE IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT'S HAPPENING AT PRESENT.
  • 23:43 YOU KNOW, IN ISAIAH 45 YOU'VE BEEN TEACHING ON ISAIAH 45.
  • 23:46 I LIKE IN VERSE 19 WHERE IT SAYS
  • 23:51 GOD DOESN'T SAY THIS IS SECRET.
  • 23:53 HE WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW THIS IS MY WORD, THIS IS WHAT I MEAN.
  • 24:09 WHAT IS DECLARED HERE IS HIS LOVE FOR ISRAEL, HIS COMING TO SAVE ISRAEL,
  • 24:15 THE FACT THAT ISRAEL'S ENEMIES ROUND ABOUT WILL NOT ONLY BE RECONCILED TO ISRAEL,
  • 24:21 BUT WILL COME TO KNOW THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 24:23 AMEN, AMEN.
  • 24:25 IT'S POWERFUL AND YOU KNOW YOUR POINT IS SO WELL STATED TOO,
  • 24:27 BECAUSE IT'S SO REMARKABLE THAT YOU KNOW, MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE JESUS,
  • 24:33 ISAIAH WOULD PREDICT THAT THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL
  • 24:36 WOULD BE MOBILIZES AGAINST HER THAN BE RECONCILED TO HER.
  • 24:39 AND WE'VE SEEN COUNTRIES COME AND GO AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 24:44 ISRAEL HAS STILL REMAINED.
  • 24:46 YES.
  • 24:47 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHEN HE SAYS IN VERSE 17,
  • 24:52 ARE WE TALKING HERE ABOUT THE SAVING OF THE SOUL, AS IMPORTANT AS THAT IS,
  • 24:58 OR ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THE SAVING OF THE PEOPLE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE,
  • 25:01 THE SAVING OF THE NATION?
  • 25:02 WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT HERE?
  • 25:04 I THINK IT'S ALL OF THAT.
  • 25:05 SO DO I, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S PROBLEMATIC SOMETIMES
  • 25:08 WHEN WE TALK ABOUT BEING SAVED, WE TALK ABOUT SOULS BEING SAVED.
  • 25:11 I DON'T THINK JESUS IS JUST IN THE BUSINESS OF SOULS, AS IMPORTANT AS THAT IS,
  • 25:16 JESUS SAVES WHOLE LIVES, THAT MEANS MINDS ARE HEALED,
  • 25:20 I BELIEVE BODIES CAN BE HEALED, I BELIEVE CIRCUMSTANCES CAN BE CHANGED.
  • 25:24 I BELIEVE SALVATION HAS BROAD CONNOTATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS
  • 25:28 AND IT SEEMS THERE ARE CONNOTATIONS FOR ISRAEL ITSELF.
  • 25:31 BUT, YOU KNOW, IN THE VERY END, IT SAYS IT'S A NEW HEAVEN, A NEW EARTH AND A NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 25:37 IT DOESN'T SAY ANY OTHER LAND, BUT ISRAEL.
  • 25:40 THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 25:41 SO GOD DOES SAVE US.
  • 25:42 HOW MARVELOUS ARE HIS WAYS.
  • 25:45 AND THE FACT THAT HE SAVES US, HE HELPS US,
  • 25:48 HE CARRIES US ON TO THE FUTURE, IS FANTASTIC NEWS, IS IT NOT?
  • 25:52 IT'S THE BEST NEWS.
  • 25:54 WHEN YOU WATCH THE WARS AND THE RUMORS OF WARS, I GET A LITTLE BIT AFRAID
  • 25:59 AND THEN I STOP AND I THINK, GOD REALLY IS IN CONTROL.
  • 26:02 HE IS IN CONTROL.
  • 26:04 YES, AND THAT'S SO IMPORTANT TO KNOW, TOO, THAT HISTORY IS NOT SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL.
  • 26:09 GOD DECLARED FROM THE BEGINNING THROUGH TO THE END HOW HISTORY WOULD UNFOLD.
  • 26:15 SPEAK OF UNFOLDING, I HOPE AS YOU GO INTO THE FUTURE,
  • 26:18 YOU'LL REMEMBER WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS, TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 26:24 DO THAT PLEASE AND BELIEVE GOOD THING FOR YOU AS YOU WALK WITH THE LORD
  • 26:29 AND BELIEVE HIS WORD AND PRAY ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
  • 26:32 GOD BLESS YOU.

Episodes in this series

  1. Jesus' Birth
  2. Jesus' Rejection
  3. Jesus' Condemnation
  4. Jesus' Death
  5. Jesus' Resurrection
  6. The Holy Spirit
  7. Rebounding from Devastation
  8. Summary

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