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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.
Episode: “The Holy Spirit”
Jesus told his disciples, “You are the light of the world.” From the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount, Jeff teaches the prophetic nature of the Holy Spirit as fulfilled by Jesus and spread unto all Believers like a fire from on high. Zola plays special music from our TV series Tell It On the Mountains.

Caption transcript for The Gospel According to Isaiah: “The Holy Spirit” (6/8)

  • 00:12 HE IS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN
  • 00:17 WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS AND BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES
  • 00:24 HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER
  • 00:29 WRITTEN 700 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST, ISAIAH KNEW THAT THIS PROPHETIC SCRIPTURE WOULD ONE DAY BE
  • 00:35 FULFILLED IN THE LAMB OF GOD, JESUS.
  • 00:45 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU. JEFFREY SEIF HERE WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:51 SHALOM JEFF.I'M ENJOYING ISAIAH; IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL TEACHING.
  • 00:55 YES,ISAIAH IS A GREAT PROPHET.
  • 00:58 HE REALLY IS.WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IN THE HEBREW,
  • 01:01 THE HEBREW WORDS FOR PEOPLES NAMES MEANS SOMETHING.
  • 01:04 ISAIAH MEANS "THE LORD SAVES".
  • 01:06 AND SAVE HE DOES.
  • 01:09 WONDERFUL!
  • 01:10 THE WAY HE DOES THAT TODAY HE MAKES AVAILABLE,
  • 01:13 INDIVIDUALS CAN REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND RECEIVE THE "RUACH HAKODESH",THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 01:19 IN THIS PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE HOLY SPIRIT AS PROPHESIED IN SCRIPTURE,
  • 01:24 BUT NOW LET'S LOOK AT THE STORY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BEING POURED OUT ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST.
  • 01:31 "AND WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST WAS FULLY COME THEY WERE ALL WITH ONE ACCORD IN ONE PLACE.
  • 01:38 AND SUDDENLY THERE CAME A SOUND FROM HEAVEN AS OF A RUSHING MIGHTY WIND.
  • 01:44 AND IT FILLED ALL THE HOUSE WITH WHERE THEY WERE SITTING.
  • 01:47 AND THERE APPEARED UNTO THEM CLOVEN TONGUES LIKE AS A FIRE AND THAT SAT UPON EACH OF THEM,
  • 01:53 AND THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST
  • 01:57 AND THEY BEGAN TO SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT GAVE THEM UTTERANCE.
  • 02:03 IN THE 5th CHAPTER OF THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, JESUS IS ON RECORD TELLING HIS DISCIPLES, QUOTE,
  • 02:19 WELL HERE WE ARE ON A CITY SET ON A HILL, ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS CITY ON PLANET EARTH,
  • 02:28 "JERUSALEM",
  • 02:30 RIGHT BY THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 02:32 ABOUT ME ARE THE STONES THAT WERE SET IN PLACE WHEN JESUS WALKED THE PLANET,
  • 02:37 AND NO DOUBT HE WALKED THIS WAY AS HE MADE HIS WAY TO JERUSALEM TO PRAY.
  • 02:41 THERE'S SPECIAL HERODIAN STONE CUT FROM THE 1ST CENTURY
  • 02:45 THAT EVIDENCES THAT I'M IN PROXIMITY TO THE AUTHENTIC.
  • 02:48 CLOSE BY THERE ARE "MIKVOT", RITUAL BATHS,
  • 02:52 WHERE THOSE WHO WOULD WANT TO WORSHIP THE LORD WOULD PURIFY THEMSELVES.
  • 02:56 THIS IS THE MOST SACRED SPOT FOR JEWS THE WORLD OVER.
  • 03:01 HOW INTERESTING IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR THEM TO HEAR THAT GOD IS GOING TO BUILD A NEW TEMPLE,
  • 03:07 THAT THE BODY OF BELIEVERS WOULD BE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. SO IT IS TODAY.
  • 03:15 WE WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 03:19 MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE ALREADY HEARD OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 03:24 WHAT MANY DON'T KNOW IS THAT THE FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS PREDICTED IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH,
  • 03:30 AN 8TH CENTURY PROPHET WHO LIVED MANY, MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE JESUS.
  • 03:35 I'D LIKE YOU TO TURN IN YOUR BIBLES PLEASE THE 42ND CHAPTER OF ISAIAH.
  • 03:39 THEREIN UNDER THE INSPIRATION OF THE "RUACH HAKODESH"THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 03:44 THE PROPHET SAYS, AND I QUOTE,
  • 04:10 WHO IS THIS PERSON THAT ISAIAH SPEAKS OF WHEN HE SAYS
  • 04:13 THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS PLACED WITHIN HIM,
  • 04:16 THAT A LIGHT, THAT A MESSAGE WILL GO FORTH TO THE NATIONS?
  • 04:20 THERE ARE SOME CLUES TO THIS IN THE 11TH CHAPTER IN ISAIAH
  • 04:23 AND I WANT YOU TO LOOK WITH ME PLEASE AT A VERY IMPORTANT PASSAGE, EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
  • 04:28 HE SAYS IN CHAPTER 11, VERSE 1,
  • 05:14 I THINK IT'S FASCINATING THAT IN THE HEBREW BIBLE
  • 05:18 ENVISIONED IS THAT THE REDEEMER WOULD COME IN CONJUNCTION WITH WHICH NOTED
  • 05:23 IS THE THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD WOULD REST UPON HIM IN A VERY, VERY, VERY SPECIAL WAY.
  • 05:31 WE'RE SO USED TO HEARING THE STORY OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD
  • 05:33 AND HEARING IT IN A CHRISTIAN CONTEXT,
  • 05:36 AND I BELIEVE IT BELONGS IN A CHRISTIAN CONTEXT CERTAINLY.
  • 05:40 BUT I'M SO PLEASED TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO YOU,
  • 05:43 BUT NOT JUST THE GOSPEL, A MESSIANIC JEWISH GOSPEL TO DRAW PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FACT
  • 05:48 THAT THIS MESSAGE IS FOUND IN THE HEBREW BIBLE MANY YEARS BEFORE JESUS.
  • 05:54 IF YOU LOOK IN CHAPTER 11 VERSE 10, I'M GOING TO WANT TO GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING,
  • 05:57 BUT I WANT TO TAKE YOU HERE FIRST.
  • 06:21 I THINK IT'S FASCINATING PERSONALLY, THAT PROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE
  • 06:25 IS THAT THIS STOCK FROM DAVIDIC ROOT IS GOING TO COME
  • 06:30 AND BE ENDUED WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN SUCH A SPECIAL WAY
  • 06:34 THAT NOT ONLY WILL THE JEWISH PEOPLE SEEK HIM,
  • 06:37 BUT AS MUCH THE PEOPLE AT LARGE WILL COME TO KNOW HIM.
  • 06:41 ISN'T THAT PRECISELY WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF "SHAVUOT" ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST,
  • 06:45 WHEN JESUS' JEWISH DISCIPLES WERE GATHERED TOGETHER THERE IN THE UPPER ROOM?
  • 06:51 MAYBE THAT UPPER ROOM WAS HERE AT THIS TEMPLE SITE JUST TO MY NORTH.
  • 06:55 MAYBE IT WAS ON MOUNT ZION JUST A QUARTER OF A MILE THE OTHER WAY.
  • 06:59 WHEREVER, THE POINT IS THAT AT A DESIGNATED DAY
  • 07:03 AS IT WAS PROPHESIED BY THE PROPHET ISAIAH,
  • 07:06 THAT THE "MASHIACH" WOULD COME IN CONJUNCTION WITH WHICH WOULD BE THIS GREAT OUTPOURING.
  • 07:11 THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WAS UPON JESUS WOULD THEN BE POURED OUT IN JESUS ABSENCE
  • 07:15 UPON HIS "TALMIDIM", UPON HIS DISCIPLES
  • 07:19 AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
  • 07:22 IN FACT, WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US WE ARE HISTORY MAKERS. AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS,
  • 07:29 YOU MIGHT RECALL IN THE BOOK ACTS,
  • 07:32 WHEN JESUS TELLS THEM ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 07:35 THAT'S GOING TO BE POURED OUT,
  • 07:36 WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 07:37 HE SAYS, "AND YOU WILL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME
  • 07:39 BEGINNING IN JERUSALEM, SAMARIA AND EXTENDING
  • 07:43 TO THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE EARTH".
  • 07:46 WE HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US; WE'RE PART OF MAKING HISTORY.
  • 07:50 ISAIAH THE PROPHET HAD ELSEWHERE SAID,
  • 07:52 "THAT THE EARTH WOULD BE FULL OF
  • 07:54 THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD
  • 07:56 AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA."
  • 07:57 AND HE PREDICTED AS WELL,
  • 08:12 AND YOU AND I WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT RESONANT WITHIN US ARE MESSENGERS TO THAT EFFECT
  • 08:18 THAT WE TELL THE WORLD THAT GOD HAS COME TO BRING PEACE,
  • 08:21 FIRST IN OUR HEARTS THROUGH REPENTANCE AND THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 08:25 AND THEN IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS
  • 08:27 AND THEN EXTENDING OUTWARD TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES BEYOND.
  • 08:32 ISN'T IT A WONDERFUL STORY?
  • 08:34 IT SURELY IS.
  • 08:35 FOR OUR PURPOSES PARTICULARLY WORTH NOTING IS
  • 08:37 HOW THAT STORY WAS PREDICTED IN THE HEBREW BIBLE.
  • 08:40 SO PLEASED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THIS STORY,
  • 08:43 AND I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU WANT TO HEAR IT.
  • 08:45 I WANT TO GO BACK TO ISAIAH CHAPTER 11, VERSE 2,
  • 08:47 AND JUST EXPLORE SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD THAT'S UPON THIS MESSIAH
  • 08:53 WHO'S GOING TO COME INTO THE WORLD.HE SAYS,
  • 09:01 BUT THERE ARE SOME COMPONENT PARTS TO THE SPIRIT,
  • 09:03 AND WE DERIVE BENEFIT FROM THAT.
  • 09:10 WE MAY WELL FIND OURSELVES IN PLACES IN LIFE WHERE WE NEED HELP,
  • 09:13 WE NEED A SPECIAL KIND OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE FROM GOD
  • 09:16 TO HELP US KNOW HOW TO GET FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B".
  • 09:19 WE'RE TOLD IN THE SCRIPTURES THAT HE WILL, THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT, SPEAK TO US,
  • 09:23 THAT THERE'LL BE A VOICE THAT'S BREATHED INTO OUR EAR AND TELLS US,
  • 09:36 WE NEED WISDOM SOMETIMES AND NOT ONLY DO WE NEED WISDOM AND COUNSEL,
  • 09:39 BUT WE NEED MIGHT, WE NEED STRENGTH.
  • 09:42 THERE MAY WELL BE SOME THAT HEAR ME NOW THAT ARE WEARIED WITH LIFE'S JOURNEY,
  • 09:47 BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE,
  • 09:50 INCLUDING THE TRANSFORMATION OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND ATTITUDES.
  • 09:54 OH THAT YOU WOULD REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND ASK CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR HEART
  • 09:58 AND RECEIVE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 10:01 AND DERIVE THE BENEFITS THAT ARE DUE YOU AS A RESULT OF YOU SO DOING.
  • 10:06 I'LL BE BACK WITH YOU IN A MINUTE.
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  • 10:47 IS IT NOT FASCINATING THAT THE LORD WANTS TO RAISE UP THE RUINS OF A BYGONE ERA?
  • 10:53 TIME AND TIME AGAIN HE PROPHESIES THIS IN THE SCRIPTURES
  • 10:56 AND OF COURSE AT ONE LEVEL IT HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NATION STATE OF ISRAEL
  • 11:00 AND FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THIS TEMPLE COMPLEX,
  • 11:05 IN LIKE MANNER OF COURSE HAS APPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN BEINGS TODAY.
  • 11:08 THOSE OF US WHO HAVE FOUND OURSELVES VESTED BY SIN, OVERRUN BY THE DARK FORCES, IF YOU WILL,
  • 11:14 SO WONDERFUL IS IT TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO BE REBUILT.
  • 11:19 AND WHEN I SAY "WE" I DON'T JUST MEAN THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, BUT ALL PEOPLE.
  • 11:23 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS, IN ISAIAH CHAPTER 49, VERSE 6,
  • 11:30 NOTED HERE IS IN HEBREW WHERE HE SAYS,
  • 11:47 FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE ASTUTE LISTENERS TO MY HEBREW,
  • 11:50 WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD (HEBREW),
  • 11:53 YOU MIGHT RECALL THAT JESUS' HEBREW NAME IS "YESHUA", FOR SALVATION
  • 11:57 AND HERE IN ISAIAH 49, VERSE 6,
  • 12:00 PROPHESIED IS THAT THE MESSIAH IS GOING TO BE A SAVIOR OF THE WORLD, (HEBREW),
  • 12:06 NOT JUST JEWISH PEOPLE BUT ALL PEOPLE.
  • 12:08 GOOD NEWS FOR ALL OF US TO BE SURE.
  • 12:11 WELL HE GOES ON TO SAY IN VERSE 7,
  • 12:20 WHAT WE FIND HERE IS AN EXPRESSION THAT'S OFT USED IN ISAIAH.
  • 12:24 ISAIAH USES THE TERM "GOD IS DELIVERER" MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 12:28 IN FACT, AS I RECALL, THE EXPRESSION FOR DELIVERER AS "GO'EL" AS "REDEEMER"
  • 12:33 IS USED MORE IN ISAIAH THAN ALL OTHER PLACES COMBINED.
  • 12:36 HERE THE LORD IS DESCRIBED AS A REDEEMER AND BY THAT HE GOES ON TO DESCRIBE,
  • 12:41 AND WE'LL PICK IT UP IN THE VERSE,
  • 12:56 THAT THIS MESSIAH IS GOING TO COME AND BE A "GO'EL", A DELIVERER, A REDEEMER.
  • 13:02 HE'S GOING TO BE A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, HE'S GOING TO BE SALVATION FOR ALL PEOPLE.
  • 13:06 DESPITE THE FACT, SAYS ISAIAH,
  • 13:09 THAT HE IS GOING TO BE DESPISED OF MEN AND ABHORRED OF THE NATIONS IN VERSE 7.
  • 13:15 NOW, THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HAD A DESCRIPTION OF THIS MESSIAH
  • 13:18 AS DESPISED, REJECTED, ABHORRED, AND ALL THE REST.
  • 13:20 I THINK IT'S FASCINATING THAT IT KEEPS COMING UP AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 13:25 HE SAYS HERE, THAT THIS MESSIAH IS GOING TO BE...
  • 13:36 GOOD NEWS FOR ALL OF US IS THAT WHEN SIN MAKES ITS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE
  • 13:41 OF THE PERSONAL HUMAN DRAMA WE CAN BECOME DEFILED AND IN VARIOUS WAYS COME TO RUIN.
  • 13:46 GOD HAS AN INHERITANCE FOR US, HOWEVER,
  • 13:50 HE HAS A GOOD WORK FOR US TO WALK AND HE HAS A GOOD LIFE FOR US.
  • 13:53 MANY OF US ARE CONCERNED IF THERE'S LIFE AFTER DEATH.
  • 13:56 WELL, THERE'S LIFE BEFORE DEATH, NOT JUST AFTER DEATH. THE MESSIAH CAUSES US TO...
  • 14:08 SEE THERE'S THIS CONCEPT HERE AS THE MESSIAH AS THE REDEEMER OF THE SLAVES.
  • 14:14 WONDERFUL IMPLICATIONS.
  • 14:16 ELSEWHERE LATER ON THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS,
  • 14:18 "THOSE THAT COMMIT SINS ARE SLAVE TO SINS."
  • 14:22 WE CAN BE VESTED BY ADDICTIONS, VARIOUS KINDS OF VICES,
  • 14:25 DIFFERENT WAYS, DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BUT DIFFERENT SITUATIONS.
  • 14:29 THE MESSIAH COMES AS PREDICTED IN THE HEBREW BIBLE TO DELIVER US FROM BONDAGE.
  • 14:34 RIGHT HERE IT SAYS IT IN THE TEXT.
  • 14:36 I WANT YOU TO LOOK IN CHAPTER 49, VERSE 26,
  • 14:38 AND I WANT TO ALIGHT UPON JUST ANOTHER SEGMENT BEFORE I BRING CLOSURE HERE.
  • 14:49 AND IT SOUNDS AT ONE LEVEL KIND OF HARSH AND UNCHARACTERISTIC.
  • 14:52 THE POINT IS GOD IS GOING TO RISE UP AND BE THE DEFENDER
  • 14:55 OF THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN OVERRUN BY PEOPLE.
  • 14:57 THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE LOOKING FOR HELP IN LIFE.HE SAYS...
  • 15:22 GREAT NEWS, GOD HIMSELF WILL STAND UP AS OUR CHAMPION.
  • 15:27 TALK ABOUT STANDING UP AND RISING UP,THINKING ABOUT THOSE STEPS BEHIND ME.
  • 15:32 IF YOU'LL GO BACK PLEASE TO THE 2ND CHAPTER OF ISAIAH,
  • 15:37 WE'RE TOLD HERE THAT AS A RESULT OF THE MESSIAH'S MINISTRY THAT..
  • 15:51 THE STEPS ARE BEHIND ME, THEY'RE BLOCKED UP.
  • 15:53 THESE STEPS WERE THE STEPS THAT JESUS WALKED SOME 2000 YEARS AGO. THESE STONES DON'T LIE.
  • 16:00 THEY'RE BIG, THEY'RE HARD TO MOVE, THEY WERE BURIED, BUT EXCAVATED NOT LONG AGO.
  • 16:05 AS INDIVIDUALS, A PLETHORA, THOUSANDS, THE THRONGS CAME AND WALKED UP THOSE STEPS.
  • 16:10 NOW THE PASSAGEWAY IS BLOCKED.
  • 16:14 WONDERFUL HERE THE PREDICTION IS THAT THE HOUSE OF GOD WILL BE REBUILT
  • 16:18 AND ONE DAY THE THRONGS WILL GO THERE UNDER THE BANNER OF...
  • 16:47 AND HERE FROM THIS FAMOUS CITY SET ON A HILL
  • 16:50 AMIDST THE DEVASTATIONS OF A FORMER RUIN WE'RE REMINDED OF ISAIAH'S PROPHECY
  • 16:56 THAT THE MESSIAH WILL COME, RAISE UP, BUILD UP, RESTORE.
  • 17:01 IT HAS FASCINATING IMPLICATIONS FOR THESE PILLARS THAT HAVE BEEN FELLED
  • 17:07 AND IT HAS FASCINATING IMPLICATIONS FOR YOU AND I. GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 18:11 THAT'S ISRAEL AND THAT'S THE OTHER REASON WE REALLY WANTED TO SEE ISRAEL.
  • 18:15 THE SOUTHERN STEPS THAT JEFF HAS BEEN TEACHING ON,
  • 18:17 AUTHENTIC SITE, JEFF.
  • 18:19 THEY HAVE A SAYING IN ISRAEL WHEREVER WE GO, "THERE'S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN."
  • 18:23 THE STEPS THAT WERE LEADING UP TO THE SYNAGOGUE ARE IRREGULAR.
  • 18:27 IT'S LIKE TODAY, WE'RE SO BUSY DOING EVERYTHING THAT WHEN THEY PUT THE IRREGULAR STEPS,
  • 18:31 PEOPLE HAD TO SLOW DOWN.SO THEY HAD TO GET IN THE RIGHT FRAME TO GO TO THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 18:37 RIGHT, THE TEMPLE WAS BUILT SO DELIBERATELY, THERE WAS SO MUCH INVOLVED IN THE ARCHITECTURE,
  • 18:42 SO YOU LOVE THAT PHRASE DON'T YOU?
  • 18:44 I LOVE IT BECAUSE IT'S AUTHENTIC.
  • 18:45 WE SEE A LOT OF SITES THAT ARE TRADITIONAL AND YOU KNOW YESHUA WALKED ON THESE STEPS.
  • 18:51 RIGHT, WE KNOW THAT FOR A FACT. FOR A FACT.
  • 18:53 FOLK VISIT ISRAEL TODAY, SOME OF THE SITES, ARE THEY AUTHENTIC OR AREN'T THEY?
  • 18:58 SOME OF IT'S A ROLL OF THE DICE BUT THIS ONE'S GOOD TO GO ISN'T IT?
  • 19:00 IT'S A WONDERFUL SITE AND THE TEACHING WAS TERRIFIC.
  • 19:03 WELL THANK YOU.
  • 19:04 WE HAVE A TEACHER COMING UP, FATHER BARGEL PIXNER, WHO IS A DOMINICAN,
  • 19:10 HE HAS DIED NOT LONG AGO.I REMEMBER SEEING A STORY OF HIS IN BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY REVIEW,
  • 19:16 A FAMOUS PERIODICAL THAT LOOKS AT ANTIQUITIES FROM THE HOLY LAND.
  • 19:20 HE REPORTED ON WORK THAT WAS DONE ON THE FIRST CHURCH,
  • 19:25 THE CHURCH OF THE APOSTLES, ACTUALLY.
  • 19:27 IT WAS THE FIRST MESSIANIC JEWISH SYNAGOGUE, INTERESTINGLY; IT WAS A MESSIANIC JEWISH HOUSE.
  • 19:31 IN A MOMENT WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FATHER PIXNER AND HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ON THE SUBJECT.
  • 19:39 AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM
  • 19:40 THE CHRISTIANS THAT HAD FLED
  • 19:43 DURING THE SEIZE OF JERUSALEM TO
  • 19:47 TRANS JORDON CAME BACK AGAIN
  • 19:49 AND THEN THEY BUILT UP THEIR OWN
  • 19:52 SYNAGOGUE HERE.
  • 19:54 AND WHAT WE SEE HERE SEEMS TO BE THE REMAINS OF THIS FIRST STRUCTURE THAT THEY PUT UP
  • 20:00 AFTER THE LAST SUPPER ROOM AND THE PLACE OF THE PENTECOST
  • 20:05 AND SO ON HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN THE YEAR 70.
  • 20:09 THEY BUILT HERE A SYNAGOGUE AND THEY BROUGHT STONES THAT WERE PERHAPS FROM THE TEMPLE ITSELF,
  • 20:17 PERHAPS FROM ANOTHER STRUCTURE OF HEROD, BUT THEY ARE HERODIAN STONES,
  • 20:22 THAT'S THE VIEW OF THE ARCHEOLOGISTS AND HERE WE HAVE THESE KINDS OF STONES.
  • 20:27 YOU SEE THIS VERY HUGH STONES HERE,
  • 20:30 THEY ARE APPARENTLY HERODIAN STONES AND THEY ARE NOT HERE IN FIRST USAGE.
  • 20:36 THEY HAVE BEEN REUSED HERE.YOU SEE FOR INSTANCE THESE STONES HERE,
  • 20:41 FIRST OF ALL HOW BIG THEY ARE,
  • 20:43 AND SECONDLY THAT THEY FIT VERY
  • 20:45 NICELY, ONE ON TOP THE OTHER
  • 20:47 VERY PERFECTLY HEWN.
  • 20:51 AND YOU SEE ALSO THAT THE CORNERS ARE VERY DESTROYED
  • 20:56 WHICH SHOWS THAT THEY HAD BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE TRANSPORT.
  • 21:02 FROM THE 1ST CENTURY THESE PLACES HERE SHOWS ALSO
  • 21:07 THAT THE FIRST CHRISTIANS THAT WERE HERE WHO WERE JEWS,
  • 21:13 THERE WERE JEWS THAT CAME FROM THE JEWISH NATION,
  • 21:16 THEY THOUGHT THEY DIDN'T WANT TO START A NEW RELIGION.
  • 21:21 THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE INSIDE JUDAISM, THEIR FAITH AND THEIR LOYALTY TO JESUS THE MESSIAH.
  • 21:29 AND THEY WERE HERE AND BUILT THEMSELVES A SYNAGOGUE.
  • 21:33 JUST INSIDE THIS WALL IS THE TRADITIONAL SITE OF KING DAVID'S TOMB.
  • 21:38 THE IDEA FOR THIS SITE STARTED WITH THE CRUSADERS IN THE 12TH CENTURY
  • 21:43 WHEN THEY PERCEIVED IT AS A HOLY PLACE.FATHER PIXNER FEELS CERTAIN, HOWEVER,
  • 21:47 THAT THIS ROOM IS ACTUALLY PART OF AN ANCIENT 1ST CENTURY SYNAGOGUE.
  • 21:52 WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING IS THE DIRECTION OF THIS NICHE,
  • 21:56 THE NICHE IS VERY ANCIENT AND THE NICHE GOES BACK TO THE ORIGINAL STRUCTURE OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
  • 22:05 IT'S NOT DIRECTED ANYMORE
  • 22:08 TOWARDS THE TEMPLE,
  • 22:11 BUT IT'S DIRECTED DIRECTLY TO
  • 22:15 THE PLACE OF THE RESURRECTION
  • 22:19 AND THAT IS A VERY REMARKABLE THING
  • 22:21 BECAUSE THE JUDEO CHRISTIANS AS JEWS PRAYED TOWARDS THE TEMPLE.
  • 22:26 BUT AS CHRISTIANS AFTER 70, AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE,
  • 22:31 THEY STARTED TO PRAY TOWARDS THE PLACE OF THE RESURRECTION.
  • 22:35 ♪(ZOLA PLAYING THE PIANO)♪
  • 22:57 ♪THOU ART HOLY, MESSIAH,♪
  • 23:04 ♪MY LORD, MY GOD,♪
  • 23:06 ♪MY SAVIOR FOREVER♪
  • 23:11 ♪I'LL TELL IT ON YOUR H0LY MOUNTAINS.♪
  • 23:18 ♪THOU ART HOLY, MESSIAH,♪
  • 23:24 ♪MY LORD, MY GOD,♪
  • 23:26 ♪MY SAVIOR FOREVER...FOREVER.♪
  • 23:51 ♪(ZOLA PLAYING THE RECORDER)♪
  • 24:14 ♪ON THAT DAY HE COMES, WE'LL SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD♪
  • 24:18 ♪ALL THE WORLD WILL WORSHIP AND ADORE HIM.♪
  • 24:23 ♪THEY'LL WORSHIP IN THE VALLEYS AND THEY'LL WORSHIP BY THE SEA♪
  • 24:28 ♪THEY'LL TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS♪
  • 24:31 ♪SO THAT ALL MAY KNOW.♪
  • 24:38 THAT MUSIC WAS BEAUTIFUL.
  • 24:40 SPEAKING OF BEAUTIFUL, THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL TEXT IN ACTS CHAPTER 1, VERSE 8.WE'RE TOLD,
  • 24:55 THERE'S A POWER, THERE'S A
  • 24:57 TRANSFORMATION WHERE PEOPLE CAN
  • 24:59 BEGIN TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
  • 25:00 IN THEIR OWN LIFE,
  • 25:02 CAN'T THEY SANDRA?
  • 25:03 THAT IS A WONDERFUL COMPARISON.
  • 25:04 YOU THINK ABOUT
  • 25:05 THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.
  • 25:06 I'VE SEEN GOD TAKE PEOPLE
  • 25:08 THAT I HAD NO IDEA HOW HE WOULD
  • 25:10 EVER TRANSFORM THEM
  • 25:12 AND I'VE SEEN NEW CREATIONS.
  • 25:14 AN OLD FRIEND OF ZOLA'S THAT HE WITNESSED TO FOR MANY, MANY YEARS BECAME A BELIEVER.
  • 25:19 I KNEW IT WHEN HE WALKED IN THE DOOR. HE WAS A NEW CREATION AND I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST WONDERFUL.
  • 25:24 I LIKE IT ALSO, JEFF, AND THE SCRIPTURE GOES ON AND IT SAYS,
  • 25:35 THAT'S RIGHT, AND TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WE GO THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF MODERN TELEVISION
  • 25:40 AS WELL AS THROUGH OTHER VENUES.
  • 25:42 WHETHER IT'S IN THE WRITTEN WORD THROUGH THE PRODUCTION OF LITERATURE,
  • 25:45 WHETHER IT'S THROUGH TELEVISION GOING COAST TO COAST, GETTING INTO MILLIONS OF HOMES,
  • 25:50 WE WANT TO BE BUSY BEING WITNESSES.
  • 25:53 IN THIS PROGRAM WE'VE LOOKED AT THE HOLY SPIRIT'S COMING DOWN.
  • 25:58 WE CONSIDERED THE DAY OF PENTECOST.
  • 26:00 WE LOOKED AT SOME ISAIAH TEXT WRITTEN HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFOREHAND.
  • 26:04 WE HEARD FROM FAMOUS ARCHEOLOGISTS AND MORE.
  • 26:08 THE REAL THE STORY IS THE STORY, HOWEVER, WHAT TAKES PLACE IN YOU.
  • 26:12 IF WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE YOU DECIDE TO REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND TURN YOUR HEARTS TO GOD
  • 26:17 THEN YOU CAN RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT'S PROMISED RIGHT HERE.
  • 26:21 AND AS SANDRA SAID. A TRANSFORMING PROMISE COMES ALONG WITH, CORRECT?
  • 26:25 ABSOLUTELY.
  • 26:26 THAT AND PLUS WE NEED TO BE WITNESSES.
  • 26:29 WE NEED TO BE TELLING PEOPLE THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION.
  • 26:32 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR SUPPORT.
  • 26:35 AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

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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