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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: “Summary”
Atop the Mount of Olives, Jeff reviews the entirety of Isaiah's prophecy concerning the Jewish Messiah's birth, rejection, death, and resurrection. Nevertheless, Jesus' active role in prophecy will not be completely fulfilled until He returns to Jerusalem one day to rule and reign for a thousand years.

Caption transcript for The Gospel According to Isaiah: “Summary” (8/8)

  • 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
  • 00:34 WOULD ONE DAY BE FULFILLED IN THE LAMB OF GOD,....JESUS.
  • 00:46 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:50 JEFFREY SEIF HERE WITH MY GOOD FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:54 SHALOM JEFF. HOW ARE YOU?
  • 00:55 HELLO, HELLO.
  • 00:56 WE'RE DOING A WRAP ON ISAIAH TODAY, AREN'T WE?
  • 00:58 YES, AND IT'S KIND OF SAD.
  • 00:59 I'VE REALLY ENJOYED ISAIAH.
  • 01:01 I'VE ENJOYED HIS INSIGHTS INTO GOD'S SALVATION,
  • 01:04 HIS PLAN OF SALVATION
  • 01:06 AND YET GOD IS TELLING HIM,
  • 01:08 "YOU NEED TO BEHAVE A LITTLE BIT THERE."
  • 01:09 ISAIAH IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 01:13 ISAIAH IS THE MOST OFT QUOTED OLD TESTAMENT PROPHET IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 01:18 FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.
  • 01:20 I KNOW THAT YOU'VE EXPLORED SOME OF THOSE REASONS WITH US THROUGH THIS SERIES.
  • 01:25 WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW SOME TODAY AND THEN MOVE ON PAST ISAIAH TO ANOTHER PROPHET, ZECHARIAH.
  • 01:32 BUT FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GOSPEL IN ISAIAH,
  • 01:36 THE STORY OF JESUS' DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION FORETOLD YEARS BEFOREHAND
  • 01:43 THROUGH THE MOUTH AND PEN OF ISAIAH THE PROPHET.
  • 02:38 COMING TO YOU FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES ON A CALM, PEACEFUL SATURDAY MORNING.
  • 02:44 BEHIND ME, OF COURSE, IS THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 02:48 GOD'S CITY. THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. A WONDERFUL CITY.
  • 02:53 I'M SURE YOU NOTED THERE'S THE DOME OF THE ROCK BEHIND ME.
  • 02:55 IT WASN'T THERE IN JESUS' DAY.
  • 02:58 IT WAS A CITY LIKE THAT,
  • 02:59 BUT NOT QUITE THAT.
  • 03:01 ISLAM HADN'T YET ARISEN.
  • 03:03 ISLAM WOULD BE CENTURIES REMOVED.
  • 03:05 WHAT STOOD ON TOP OF MOUNT
  • 03:06 MORIAH BEHIND ME WAS
  • 03:07 THE BEIT HA'MIKDOSH,
  • 03:09 THE TEMPLE,
  • 03:10 WHERE INDIVIDUALS WOULD COME TO BRING SACRIFICES FOR THEIR SINS.
  • 03:15 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CITY. I'M SO PLEASED TO BE HERE AND TO TELL YOU FROM THIS CITY
  • 03:19 THE STORY OF THE 8TH CENTURY PROPHET ISAIAH WHO PREDICTED
  • 03:23 THAT THERE WOULD BE A NEW WAY THAT GOD WOULD AFFECT THE SACRIFICE FOR SINS.
  • 03:28 THE TEMPLE COMPLEX THAT STOOD BEHIND ME ONCE UPON A TIME WOULD BE A PLACE FOR RITUAL SLAUGHTER
  • 03:35 WHERE PENITENCE WOULD BRING THEIR ANIMALS WITH A MIND TO PLACATE GOD AND APPEASE HIM
  • 03:40 AND TO SHOW THEIR CONTRITION AND THEIR WANTING TO BE RIGHT WITH HIM.
  • 03:44 ISAIAH, THE PROPHET, HAD SAID IN
  • 03:45 HIS WORD THAT GOD DOESN'T JUST
  • 03:48 SIMPLY DESIRE SACRIFICES
  • 03:50 AND NEW MOONS AND THE LIKE,
  • 03:52 BUT RATHER HE WANTS THERE
  • 03:53 TO BE REPENTANCE.
  • 03:55 AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE SAYS THAT GOD IS GOING TO EFFECT SOMETHING NEW IN THE EARTH.
  • 04:00 OH, IT'S SUCH A THRILL TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU THAT STORY.
  • 04:03 IN FACT, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE, TURN IN YOUR BIBLES, TO ISAIAH CHAPTER 53.
  • 04:08 I WANT TO REVIEW WITH YOU WHAT ARGUABLY IS THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD.
  • 04:13 THEREIN IN CHAPTER 53, VERSE 1, THE PROPHET STARTS OFF AND HE SAYS...
  • 04:23 THE STORY THAT I'M ABOUT TO TELL, SADLY TO SAY,
  • 04:25 SOME ARE BLINDED AND DON'T QUITE PERCEIVE IT.
  • 04:28 THE PROPHET SAYS AS MUCH, THAT THERE WILL BE SOMETHING OF A VEIL.
  • 04:31 THAT NOT ALL WILL PERCEIVE THE MESSAGE HEREIN.
  • 04:35 HE GOES ON TO DESCRIBE THE MESSIAH,
  • 04:37 THE SERVANT OF THE LORD.
  • 04:39 AND WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 04:40 HE SAYS THAT THIS PERSON, IN VERSE 2...
  • 04:49 AT FACE VALUE THAT MIGHT NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH, BUT THE FARMERS THAT ARE HEARING ME SAY,
  • 04:52 "WAIT A MINUTE. IF THE EARTH ISN'T WATERED LIFE DOESN'T COME FORTH FROM IT."
  • 04:57 CAN YOU THINK OF THE MESSIAH IN RELATIONSHIP TO UNWATERED EARTH?
  • 05:01 REMEMBER THE FACT THAT HIS MOTHER MARIAM HAD NOT YET MARRIED JOSEPH.
  • 05:08 JESUS MADE HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE
  • 05:13 "RUACH HAKODESH",
  • 05:14 THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 05:15 FOR BEFORE THEY CAME TOGETHER,
  • 05:17 SHE TURNED UP PREGNANT.
  • 05:19 YOU CAN RECALL THE STORY, HOW SHE AND JOSEPH HUMBLY MADE THEIR WAY TO BETHLEHEM.
  • 05:26 THERE WAS NO ROOM AT THE INN AND SO THE CHRIST CHILD
  • 05:29 MADE HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA UNDER THE MOST HUMBLE OF CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 05:35 THIS MIRACLE BORN CHILD.
  • 05:38 NOW I KNOW THAT SOME TAKE OFFENSE AND SAY,
  • 05:40 "WELL WAIT A MINUTE.THE WHOLE IDEA OF A VIRGIN BIRTH SOUNDS SO VERY CHRISTIAN,"
  • 05:44 "BUT IT HAS NO PLACE IN JEWISH CONCEPTUALIZATION."
  • 05:46 I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT AT ONE LEVEL, BUT THINK ABOUT THIS...
  • 05:49 ABRAHAM AND SARAH, ABRAHAM BEING THE FOUNDER OF THE RACE,
  • 05:53 WAS UNABLE TO GIVE BIRTH THROUGH SARAH.
  • 05:56 AND SHE WAS SO OLD WHEN THE CHILD CAME,
  • 05:59 THAT SHE LAUGHED UPON HEARING
  • 06:01 THAT THE CHILD WAS GOING TO BE COMING.
  • 06:03 AND SO THEY NAMED THE CHILD ISAAC, OR "LAUGHTER".
  • 06:06 THE POINT IS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS A RACE;
  • 06:09 WE COME THROUGH STOCK THAT COULDN'T BEAR NATURALLY.
  • 06:13 THIS BOY ISAAC GROWS UP. HE MARRIES A WOMAN, REBECCA, AND WHAT DO WE KNOW OF HER?
  • 06:19 SHE'S UNABLE TO BEAR.
  • 06:21 THE TEXT TELLS US THAT ISAAC
  • 06:22 INTERCEDES FOR HER
  • 06:24 AND THEN A CHILD COMES FORTH;
  • 06:25 TWO CHILDREN, ACTUALLY, ESAU AND JACOB.
  • 06:28 YOU MIGHT RECALL IN THE STORY THAT ESAU MARRIES.
  • 06:31 JACOB PARTICULARLY LOVES A WOMAN, RACHEL.
  • 06:34 SHE, HOWEVER, IS UNABLE TO CONCEIVE. SHE IS VEXED BY IT ALL.
  • 06:40 WHAT HAPPENS, THE TEXT SAYS, IS
  • 06:41 THAT THE LORD OPENS UP HER WOMB.
  • 06:43 THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT IS
  • 06:45 TROUBLING AS IT MIGHT SOUND AT FACE VALUE,
  • 06:48 FOR A JEWISH PERSON TO THINK ABOUT A VIRGIN GIVING BIRTH TO A MESSIAH, TO A SAVIOR,
  • 06:52 WE SEE THAT THE HEBREW RACE COMES FORTH FROM WOMBS THAT WERE CLOSED.
  • 06:58 SO THE MESSIAH'S ENTERING THE SAME WAY TO ME IS PERFECTLY CONGRUENT
  • 07:03 AND CONSISTENT WITH HEBREW LITERATURE.AND IT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE PROPHET SAYS, TOO.
  • 07:07 HE SAYS THAT THIS PERSON IS GOING TO COME FORTH AS A ROOT OUT OF DRY GROUND.
  • 07:11 HE'S GOING TO SPRING UP.
  • 07:13 AS IF THAT WASN'T SHOCKING ENOUGH, WHAT COMES NEXT IS RATHER INTERESTING.
  • 07:16 HE SAYS IN VERSE 3...
  • 07:25 FOR MY JEWISH FRIENDS THAT MIGHT BE WATCHING THAT MIGHT TAKE OFFENSE AT ME,
  • 07:28 I DON'T PERSONALIZE IT.AND FOR OTHERS THAT MIGHT TAKE OFFENSE, I DON'T PERSONALIZE IT EITHER.
  • 07:33 I REALIZE THERE'S STUFF IN THIS STORY TO TAKE OFFENSE OVER.
  • 07:37 IN FACT, IT'S PREDICTED THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD BE, IN FACT, DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN.
  • 07:42 HE WAS TREATED COOLLY BY SOME, CRUELLY BY OTHERS.
  • 07:47 DISTANCE WAS THE WORD. BUT HE LOVED DESPITE.
  • 07:51 YOU KNOW IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THE LOVE OF GOD IN OUR HEARTS SO THAT WAY WE CAN BE
  • 07:55 MORE KINDLY DISPOSED TOWARD THOSE THAT MIGHT NOT BE AS FAIR TO US AS WE WOULD WISH.
  • 08:00 WELL THIS MESSIAH, WE'RE TOLD IN ADVANCE IN THE 8TH CENTURY BC,
  • 08:04 WE'RE TOLD THAT HE IS TO BE DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN,
  • 08:08 A MAN OF SORROWS AND ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF.
  • 08:11 I'LL TELL YOU, THE REASON WHY I'M SMILING RIGHT NOW ISN'T JUST BECAUSE THE SUN IS IN MY FACE
  • 08:15 AND THAT I'M HAPPY TO BE IN THIS PLACE RIGHT HERE.
  • 08:17 I'M SMILING BECAUSE THE PEACE OF GOD IS IN MY HEART EVEN AMIDST TRYING CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 08:22 A PEACE THAT'S AVAILABLE.WHY? BECAUSE HE BORE OUR SORROWS. HE TOOK IT UPON HIM.
  • 08:29 AND IF WE WOULD JUST GIVE IT TO HIM, HE'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE IT AND GIVE US SOMETHING IN RETURN
  • 08:33 - A NEW LIFE.
  • 08:35 WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 4, LEST YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, OUT OF VERSE 3, WE'RE TOLD THAT...
  • 08:42 ISN'T IT WONDERFUL IN THE 8TH CENTURY BC,
  • 08:46 THIS JEWISH PROPHET ENVISIONS A MESSIAH WHO WOULD MAKE HIS ENTRANCE
  • 08:49 ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA THROUGH A VIRGIN BIRTH?
  • 08:52 HE WOULD BE DESPISED AND REJECTED AND THAT HE WOULD BEAR OUR SINS, BEAR OUR SORROW.
  • 08:57 THE REASON WHY I SAY SINS IN VERSE 5 HE SAYS...
  • 09:10 THE VISION OF CHRIST DYING ON THE CROSS,
  • 09:14 SWEATING BLOOD IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
  • 09:17 BEING TAKEN AWAY BEFORE VARIOUS MOCK TRIBUNALS
  • 09:22 AND THEN FINALLY BEING EXECUTED AT GOLGOTHA.
  • 09:25 THE STORY ON THE ONE HAND SOUNDS SO VERY NEW TESTAMENT AND IT IS,
  • 09:29 BUT IT'S PREDICTED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WHERE IN THE 8TH CENTURY,
  • 09:32 MANY YEARS IN ADVANCE THIS HEBREW PROPHET TALKS ABOUT
  • 09:35 THE COMING SERVANT OF THE LORD AND INFORMS
  • 09:37 THAT HE IS GOING TO BE WOUNDED
  • 09:39 FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS;
  • 09:41 THAT HE IS GOING TO BE
  • 09:42 BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES
  • 09:43 AND THAT BY HIS STRIPES
  • 09:45 WE ARE GOING TO BE HEALED.
  • 09:47 LISTEN, THERE'S BIBLICAL MEDICINE FOR LIFE'S ASSORTED HURTS.
  • 09:53 IT'S ALL PREDICTED MANY YEARS BEFOREHAND.
  • 09:57 I KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO THE CROSS,
  • 09:58 THAT JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USED TO HEARING, "YOU JEWS KILLED JESUS!"
  • 10:03 ANGRY MOBS HAVE HOWLED AND LAID AT THE FEET OF THE JEWISH RACE THE DEATH OF CHRIST.
  • 10:12 WHAT SAY THOSE IN VERSE 10 TO THIS WHERE IT SAYS...
  • 10:21 JESUS DID NOT DIE BECAUSE OF JEWS.
  • 10:23 JESUS DIED BECAUSE OF ALL OF "YOUS". YOU AND ME, ALL OF US TOGETHER.
  • 10:28 HE DIED FOR SINS. HE DIED BECAUSE OF SIN, NOT BECAUSE OF JEWS.
  • 10:32 AND JEWS DON'T HAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO SIN PROBLEMS.
  • 10:36 IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S UBIQUITOUS.
  • 10:37 IT'S EVERYWHERE IN THE HUMAN RACE, IS IT NOT?
  • 10:39 IF WE WANT TO HANG THE DEATH OF JESUS ON SOMEONE, LET'S PUT IT WHERE IT BELONGS.
  • 10:44 LET'S BLAME GOD FOR IT. NOW, OF COURSE, THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 10:47 I'M JUST SAYING FOR RHETORICAL PURPOSES, IT'S GOOD NEWS, NOT BAD NEWS.
  • 10:52 THAT IT PLEASED THE LORD TO BRUISE HIM. THE LORD HAS PUT HIM TO GRIEF...
  • 11:08 THE REASON WHY GOD WAS PLEASED, WHY HE SO LOVED THE WORLD
  • 11:12 TO SEND HIS ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD IS THROUGH THE AGONY OF THE CROSS,
  • 11:18 HE COULD ENVISION THE ECSTASY OF UNTOLD MILLIONS COMING TO LIFE THROUGH HIS SACRIFICIAL DEATH.
  • 11:25 HE DID IT FOR US. HE GAVE HIS LIFE THAT WE COULD HAVE LIFE.
  • 11:29 NOW I REALIZE THAT JEWISH FRIENDS WILL SAY,
  • 11:32 "AW!LISTEN, THE WHOLE IDEA OF SOMEONE DYING ON THE CROSS FOR SINS AND SHEDDING BLOOD..."
  • 11:39 "...I JUST GO TO GOD DIRECTLY. I DON'T NEED THAT."
  • 11:43 THIS VISTA BEHIND ME REMINDS US THAT WE DO.AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS CENTURIES AGO,
  • 11:51 WHEN "MOSHE RABANU", WHEN MOSES LIVED,
  • 11:55 THROUGH HIS WORDWE'RE TOLD OF THE MANUFACTURER OF A TABERNACLE, THEN A TEMPLE;
  • 12:00 A PLACE WHERE ISRAEL WAS BECKONED TO COME AND BRING THEIR SACRIFICES.
  • 12:04 AND WE'RE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS IN THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS CHAPTER 17, VERSE 11,
  • 12:10 THAT WITHOUT BLOOD SACRIFICE,
  • 12:12 THERE'S NO REMISSION OF SIN.
  • 12:14 THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF GIVING LIFE, SACRIFICE, GIVING LIFE FOR FORGIVENESS,
  • 12:20 CONCEPTUALLY THAT'S ROOTED IN THE HEBREW BIBLE, NOT THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE.
  • 12:24 I THINK THAT IS RATHER PROFOUND. I THINK THAT THIS TEXT IS RATHER PROPHETIC WHERE WE'RE TOLD
  • 12:29 THAT IT WAS THE LORD'S GOOD WILL TO BRUISE HIM.
  • 12:33 HE HAS PUT HIM TO GRIEF IN ORDER TO THEN MAKE HIMSELF A SACRIFICE FOR SINS.
  • 12:39 IN RESPONSE TO ALL THIS, WE'RE TOLD THEN AS HE CLOSES IN VERSE 12...
  • 12:54 IS IT NOT WONDERFUL NEWS, GOOD NEWS FROM ANCIENT JEWS,
  • 12:58 ISAIAH PARTICULARLY, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH?
  • 13:02 I THINK IT'S FASCINATING, PERSONALLY,
  • 13:04 THAT YEARS BEFORE JESUS MADE HIS ENTRANCE THROUGH MARY, THE PROPHETIC WORD MADE THE ENTRANCE
  • 13:10 THROUGH THE GREATEST JEWISH PROPHET IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, ...ISAIAH
  • 13:14 AND HELPED US TO HAVE A VISION OF THE COMING CHRIST MANY YEARS BEFOREHAND.
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  • 14:03 I LOVE THIS PLACE. I'M SO THRILLED TO BE HERE.
  • 14:09 SOME DAY YOU NEED TO COME HERE AND JOIN SANDRA AND I AND VISIT THIS PLACE.
  • 14:14 BUT FRANKLY, I'M JUST GLAD YOU CAN BE HERE RIGHT NOW THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF TELEVISION.
  • 14:19 THOUGH I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE WITH US AND ANXIOUS FOR YOU TO COME WITH US.
  • 14:24 AT ONE LEVEL I AM NOT PARTICULARLY ANXIOUS FOR YOU TO GET TO THIS PLACE,
  • 14:29 BECAUSE I AM STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A CEMETERY
  • 14:32 AMIDST THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF TOMBS.
  • 14:37 I READ THE NAMES A MOMENT AGO.
  • 14:40 I SAW AN ABRAHAM.
  • 14:44 I SAW A MOSES.
  • 14:47 I SAW A NUMBER OF HEBREW PEOPLE THAT ARE LAYING TO REST AND PRAY TELL, WHY ARE THEY HERE?
  • 14:56 THEY MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET HIGH TICKET SEATS, BALCONY SEATS TO THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.
  • 15:10 RELIGIOUS JEWS BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
  • 15:16 RELIGIOUS JEWS BELIEVE THAT WHEN MESSIAH COMES THERE WILL BE A RESURRECTION TO LIFE.
  • 15:23 RELIGIOUS JEWS BELIEVE THAT MESSIAH WILL MAKE HIS WAY OVER THIS MOUNTAIN
  • 15:29 AND MAKE HIS WAY THROUGH THE
  • 15:31 EASTERN GATES OF JERUSALEM
  • 15:32 BEHIND ME.
  • 15:35 AND THESE JEWS, THESE DEDICATED JEWS PAID DEARLY
  • 15:40 TO BE LAID TO REST HERE AT THE BALCONY
  • 15:44 TO HAVE FRONT ROW SEATS TO THE GREATEST DRAMA IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 15:51 I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD AFFORD TO BE BURIED HERE, AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 15:57 I DON'T KNOW THAT I NEED TO BE. WHY IS THAT?
  • 16:01 BECAUSE SOMEONE PAID THE PRICE FOR MY FRONT ROW SEAT ALREADY.
  • 16:07 THEY NOT ONLY PAID THE PRICE FOR MY RESURRECTION, THEY GUARANTEED ME ACCESS TO IT.
  • 16:16 THERE WAS A RABBI.IN FACT, HAD HE NOT COME TO KNOW JESUS,
  • 16:22 HE'D BE THE SORT THAT WOULD WANT TO BE BURIED RIGHT HERE.
  • 16:25 HIS NAME WAS SAUL, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS PAUL.
  • 16:31 I WANT TO PICK UP IN A STATEMENT OF HIS IN THE 26TH CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
  • 16:37 WHERE HE'S GIVING VOICE TO HIS OWN FAITH.HE TALKS HERE ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
  • 16:46 WE'VE ALREADY CONSIDERED ISAIAH'S PREDICTIONS ABOUT HOW THE MESSIAH WOULD COME.
  • 16:51 HE'S TO MAKE HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA THROUGH A VIRGIN.
  • 16:55 HE WOULD BE DESPISED AND REJECTED.HE'D GO TO THE CROSS.
  • 16:58 HE'D BE BURIED.HE'D RISE AGAIN.THERE'D BE AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 17:06 THE BELIEVER'S WERE GATHERED TOGETHER, HUDDLED TOGETHER RATHER, FEARFULLY,
  • 17:10 AND THEN THERE WAS THE SOUND OF A MIGHTY RUSHING WIND.
  • 17:15 IT FILLED THE HOUSE WHERE THEY WERE AND THEY ALL WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 17:20 AND BEGAN TO WITNESS, TESTIFY TO THE THINGS OF THE KINGDOM.
  • 17:24 NOW PAUL WASN'T THERE FOR THAT EVENT. WHEN HE HEARD ABOUT THAT EVENT,
  • 17:29 HE HIMSELF WAS OF THE PERSUASION THAT HE NEEDED TO WIPE OUT THOSE THAT WERE PARTY TO THAT STORY.
  • 17:36 BUT HE WAS ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS ONE FATEFUL DAY
  • 17:39 AND HE BECAME RADICALLY TRANSFORMED AND WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 17:43 HE'S STANDING BEFORE AGRIPPA, GIVING AN ACCOUNTING FOR HIS FAITH AND HE SAYS...
  • 18:18 AND PAUL SAID THAT CHRIST WOULD SUFFER
  • 18:22 AND THAT HE WOULD BE THE FIRST TO RISE FROM THE DEAD
  • 18:27 THE MESSIAH IS REFERRED TO AS THE FIRST BORN OF MANY BRETHREN.
  • 18:31 BECAUSE HE LIVES I CAN FACE TOMORROW.
  • 18:35 BECAUSE HE LIVES I CAN SEE LIFE ON THE OTHER END OF THE GRAVE.
  • 18:40 THOUGH DEPOSITED IN THE EARTH, HE WAS DEPOSITED AND ROSE.
  • 18:45 THOSE THAT ARE BURIED IN HIM, WILL RISE BECAUSE OF HIM.
  • 18:49 AND WE'LL HAVE ACCESS TO THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, THE BEST BALCONY SEATS IN THE HOUSE.
  • 19:35 THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 19:36 I LOVE GOING TO ISRAEL.
  • 19:37 I HOPE YOU WANT TO GO SOME DAY WITH US.
  • 19:40 WE DID FILMING ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 19:42 IT WAS A GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS MORNING.
  • 19:44 IT WAS QUIET. IT WAS SHABBAT. NOTHING WAS MOVING.
  • 19:47 JEFF DID JUST A WONDERFUL TEACHING ON ISAIAH ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 19:50 IT WAS WONDERFUL.
  • 19:51 WELL, THANK YOU. I'VE GOT A GREAT IDEA.
  • 19:53 LET'S DO SOME MORE WONDERFUL TEACHING. >>OKAY!
  • 19:55 FROM ZECHARIAH [IN HEBREW].
  • 19:58 LET ME HERE YOU SAY ZECHARIAH [IN HEBREW].
  • 19:59 YEAH, UH HUH. ZECHARIAH. [LAUGHING]
  • 20:00 PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT.
  • 20:02 NO, THEY REALLY WANT TO SAY ZECHARIAH. >>I KNOW.
  • 20:03 THERE'S A STORY HERE WORTH TELLING IN CHAPTER 12, VERSE 10.
  • 20:07 PREDICTIVE IS ZECHARIAH WHEN HE SAYS...
  • 20:24 THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS ARE RATHER PROFOUND AREN'T THEY, SANDRA?
  • 20:27 VERY PROFOUND. THEY KNOW WHO THE MESSIAH IS, THEN.
  • 20:30 I'M HOPING THAT PEOPLE MIGHT GET TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT
  • 20:32 THROUGH THIS SERIES AS WE'VE EXPLORED ISAIAH,
  • 20:35 WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE COMING REDEEMER.
  • 20:38 IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 20:39 WE'VE REALLY TALKED ABOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT THIS TIME.
  • 20:41 WE'VE DONE SOME IN THE NEW, BUT REALLY...
  • 20:43 AND THIS HOW THE FIRST CHRISTIANS WITNESSED.
  • 20:47 THEY WITNESSED OUT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 20:48 ALL JEWISH BELIEVERS,
  • 20:50 THERE WASN'T A THOUGHT TO A NEW TESTAMENT. >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 20:52 IT'S AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANS.
  • 20:54 THEY DIDN'T HAVE A NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 20:55 THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 20:57 SO, THEY HAD TO WITNESS OUT OF HERE.
  • 20:58 AND WHEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THE AUTHOR SAYS,
  • 21:00 "STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD,"
  • 21:03 "A WORKMAN NEEDETH NOT BE ASHAMED"
  • 21:04 "RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH,"
  • 21:06 HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT. >>THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 21:07 TO ME IT'S CRYSTAL CLEAR...
  • 21:16 THOSE LISTENING, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD WANTS TO POUR OUT A SPECIAL SOMETHING UPON YOU.
  • 21:23 THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ABOUT SANDRA OR MYSELF.
  • 21:28 IT'S NOT ABOUT TELEVISION. IT'S ABOUT A MESSAGE GETTING TO YOU.
  • 21:31 IT'S GOOD NEWS FROM ANCIENT JEWS.
  • 21:33 WHETHER IT'S THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH, OR ISAIAH,
  • 21:38 IT'S ALL ABOUT HEARING THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM THE WORD OF THE LORD
  • 21:42 AND GETTING INTO HEARS AND MINDS.AMEN? >>AMEN.
  • 21:44 YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I LIKE ABOUT IT IS ZOLA'S MUSIC.
  • 21:47 GOD REALLY GAVE ZOLA A SPECIAL TALENT IN MUSIC. ZOLA WOULD SAY,
  • 21:52 "I REALLY DON'T WRITE THE MUSIC.
  • 21:54 GOD GIVES ME THIS MUSIC. I'M THE STENOGRAPHER."
  • 21:57 HIS MUSIC REFLECTED EXACTLY WHERE HE WAS IN HIS WALK. IT WOULD REFLECT THE SERIES.
  • 22:03 MAYBE MESSIAH TALKS ABOUT MESSIAH.YOU CAN HERE THIS IN THE MUSIC AND IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 22:10 I'D LIKE YOU TO HEAR IT NOW.
  • 22:17 ♪(ORCHESTRA PLAYING)♪
  • 22:25 ♪MESSIAH, MESSIAH; CAN HE BE MESSIAH?♪
  • 22:29 ♪THE ONE WHOM THE PROPHETS FORETOLD?♪
  • 22:34 ♪THE LOVE THAT HE TEACHES; THE MESSAGE HE PREACHES;♪
  • 22:39 ♪IS IT HE IN THE SCRIPTURES OF OLD?♪
  • 22:56 ♪I HEARD THEM SHOUT HOSANNA WHEN HE CAME.♪
  • 23:02 ♪THEY CRIED ALOUD THEIR PRAISES TO HIS NAME.♪
  • 23:07 ♪COULD HE BE THE ONE?♪
  • 23:11 ♪ HE SAID, IT IS DONE.♪
  • 23:21 ♪MASHIACH, MASHIACH,♪
  • 23:23 ♪YESHUA HA'MASHIACH;♪
  • 23:28 ♪THE ONE WHOM THE PROPHETS FOREKNEW?♪
  • 23:35 ♪THE LOVE THAT YOU BROUGHT ME; THE MESSAGE YOU TAUGHT ME;♪
  • 23:39 ♪I KNOW IN MY HEART IT IS YOU.♪
  • 23:43 ♪THE LOVE THAT YOU BROUGHT ME; THE MESSAGE YOU TAUGHT ME;♪
  • 23:47 ♪I KNOW IN MY HEART...♪
  • 23:50 ♪IT IS YOU.♪
  • 24:00 SUCH A PLEASURE TO TELL YOU THE BIBLE STORY AND TO SHOW YOU THE BIBLE'S WORLD.
  • 24:06 WE'VE CONSIDERED ZECHARIAH 12.
  • 24:08 I WANT TO LOOK IN CHAPTER 14 REAL QUICK AS WE BEGIN A WRAP HERE...
  • 24:22 SOUNDS LIKE THE DOGS OF WAR ARE GOING TO BE UNLEASHED, SANDRA.
  • 24:25 WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • 24:26 BUT WHO'S THE VICTOR?
  • 24:27 AND WHO LEADS US TO VICTORY?
  • 24:29 LET'S READ ON AND FIND OUT.
  • 24:31 THAT'S RIGHT. WE GO ONTO VERSE 3...
  • 24:51 HE FIGHTS FOR US AS HE DOES EVERY DAY.
  • 24:55 AT ONE LEVEL IT SEEMS A TAD BIT UNCHARACTERISTIC.
  • 24:57 "THE LORD WILL GO FORTH AND FIGHT AS HE FIGHTS IN THE DAY OF BATTLE."
  • 25:02 IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, NATIONS ARE MOBILIZED AGAINST ISRAEL IN DAYS END.
  • 25:10 I BELIEVE WE ARE SEEING PRECURSORS TO THAT, BY THE WAY. >>OH, I AGREE.
  • 25:13 IT'S SCARY AT ONE LEVEL TO SEE THIS RABID ANTI-SEMITISM UNLEASHED
  • 25:18 ON THE PLANET AND IT SEEMS TO BE CASCADING UPWARD.
  • 25:21 BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS MESSIAH IS HERE. >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 25:25 HE'S WITH US.
  • 25:27 HISTORY IS NOT SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL. >>NO.RIGHT. GOD IS IN CONTROL.
  • 25:30 THERE'S SOMEONE THAT'S CONTROLLING AND GUIDING HISTORY TO A POINT
  • 25:33 IN AS MUCH AS HE DESCRIBED THAT THE MESSIAH'S GOING TO COME IN THE FIRST COMING,
  • 25:37 HERE IN THE SECOND COMING, ENVISIONED IN THIS TURBULENT WORLD
  • 25:42 IS A CLIMAX WHERE THE LORD COMES.
  • 25:45 AND CAN'T YOU SEE HIM?
  • 25:46 CAN'T YOU SEE HIM COMING
  • 25:47 SUPERNATURALLY COMING DOWN;
  • 25:49 THE MOUNT OF OLIVES SPLITTING
  • 25:50 AND THERE HE IS IN ALL HIS GLORY.
  • 25:53 WE WILL SEE HIM IN ALL HIS GLORY.
  • 25:55 WE WILL BE WITH HIM IN ALL HIS GLORY. IT SAYS...
  • 26:06 ONE GOD.
  • 26:08 AS OPPOSED TO ALLAH AS GOD OR WHATEVER. >>MANY GODS, MANY GODS.
  • 26:10 THERE'S A COMPETING VALUE SYSTEM OVER THERE IN JERUSALEM TODAY,
  • 26:15 IS THERE NOT? >>I'M AFRAID SO.
  • 26:16 ISLAM RAISES ITS HOARY HEAD.
  • 26:18 WELL IT SOUNDS AS IF THERE IS A STORY YET TO UNFOLD HERE.
  • 26:21 WE'VE LOOKED AT THE FIRST COMING OF JESUS;
  • 26:23 THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS IS COMING IN A NEW SERIES ON DANIEL.
  • 26:27 BATTLES... WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT BATTLES.
  • 26:29 BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY. >>BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY.
  • 26:32 THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR SUPPORT.
  • 26:34 YOU ALL ARE A BLESSING TO US.
  • 26:37 GOD BLESS YOU AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 26:39 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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