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Series: “She Shall Be Called Woman”
In this teaching series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif opens up the Hebrew Scriptures and focuses on God’s wonderful creation of Man’s human complement: Woman. Sandra Levitt contributes interviews with women who are passionate in their areas of expertise. Eight 30-minute TV Programs on 2 DVDs.
Episode: “Wives / Eve”
The series opens like Adam’s eyes: taking a quick peak at Eve. It was an age of discovery, and here we discover God’s Divine design for this marvelous creature. Rebecca Brimmer from Bridges For Peace talks with Sandra about the power of prayer.

Caption transcript for She Shall Be Called Woman: “Wives / Eve” (1/8)

  • 00:05 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:09 SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN.
  • 00:12 I CAME FORTH FROM A MAN...
  • 00:15 BUT I FOUND FAVOR WITH HIM...
  • 00:18 AND A TRUE SUCCESS IS NOT MEASURED IN WEALTH AND POWER
  • 00:21 BUT IN THE ESTATE WITHIN ONE'S HEART...
  • 00:23 I'VE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER AND MORE FULFILLED...
  • 00:28 I RAISED HIM UP STRICTLY IN THE FAITH, THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS...
  • 00:30 AND NOW I WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK...
  • 00:32 I BELIEVE ELOHIM MEANT IT TO BE THIS WAY...
  • 00:35 SHE'S STILL A CORNERSTONE OF WISDOM TO THE FAMILY...
  • 00:37 BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART..
  • 00:57 MY FIRST MEMORIES OF LIFE ARE NOT LIKE ANY OTHER.
  • 01:02 I REMEMBER AWAKENING IN THE GARDEN.
  • 01:08 EVERYTHING WAS NEW AND FRESH.
  • 01:12 THE SWEET FRAGRANCE OF HONEYSUCKLE.
  • 01:15 THE TRANQUIL MELODY OF THE LARK.
  • 01:19 THE PLEASANT FRUIT ON THE TREES.
  • 01:26 ELOHIM LED ME THROUGH THIS GLORIOUS PARADISE
  • 01:29 TO A PECULIAR CREATURE.
  • 01:32 ONE JUST LIKE ME.
  • 01:40 YOU SEE I WAS NOT BORN FROM A MOTHER AND FATHER.
  • 01:43 I CAME FORTH FROM A MAN.
  • 01:54 THE MOMENT HE LOOKED UPON ME
  • 01:57 I SAW HIS SORROW AND LONELINESS TURN TO JOY.
  • 02:05 HIS HEART WAS NOW WHOLE.
  • 02:10 MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND, MY LOVE.
  • 02:15 JOINED IN UNION FOR LIFE.
  • 02:18 JOINED TOGETHER AS ONE.
  • 02:25 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 02:27 JEFFREY SEIF WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 02:29 SHALOM, WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 02:31 I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE WOMEN'S SERIES.
  • 02:34 AND YOU SHOULD BE I MIGHT ADD
  • 02:35 BECAUSE WE'RE DEALING WITH WOMEN.
  • 02:37 WELL, BUT WOMEN HAVE A LOT TO CONTRIBUTE.
  • 02:40 THAT'S TRUE.LIKE CONTRIBUTING TO HALF OF PLANET EARTH.
  • 02:44 I'M WONDERING IF THE BIBLE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT WOMAN KIND.
  • 02:48 IT SEEMS TO ME THERE'S ENOUGH MISERY IN THE CULTURE,
  • 02:51 NOT JUST OURS BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 02:53 THE MISERY INDEX FOR WOMEN AND MEN IS ARISING
  • 02:57 AND I'M WONDERING IF WE CAN BRING SOME BIBLICAL MEDICINE TO BEAR ON LIFE'S ASSORTED HURTS.
  • 03:05 THERE'S A LOT OF PAIN IN RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 03:07 PEOPLE MARRY FOR AN IDEAL, THEY THINK THEY GOT A RAW DEAL,THEY GO SEARCHING FOR A NEW DEAL.
  • 03:13 (SANDRA LAUGHING)
  • 03:15 LET'S FIND THE DEAL IN THE BEGINNING WHEN MAN MEETS WOMAN
  • 03:18 AND LETS EXPLORE WHAT COMES THEREIN AFTER.
  • 03:20 IT CAN ONLY LEAD TO GOOD.
  • 03:22 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE DRAMA OF EVE.
  • 03:24 CAN YOU IMAGINE THE AWE AND THE WONDER SHE MUST HAVE HAD WAKING UP IN PERFECTION?
  • 03:30 WAKING UP IN PERFECTION.
  • 03:32 AND I THINK I LIKE THE IDEA OF US GIVING SOME ATTRIBUTES OF WOMEN, SOME BLUEPRINTS,
  • 03:37 SOME GUIDELINES OF SOME GREAT WOMEN IN THE BIBLE.
  • 03:39 TWO THINGS IN RESPONSE.
  • 03:41 FIRST THAT ITS ONE THING TO MEET EACH OTHER
  • 03:44 AND WAKE UP IN PERFECTION AND HAPPINESS TO SEE EACH OTHER.
  • 03:47 RIGHT.RIGHT.
  • 03:49 I WONDER IF THEY WAKE UP STARING AT EACH OTHER ALL LOVELY LIKE THAT 5 YEARS AFTER THEY'RE TOGETHER?
  • 03:52 WHEN WE LOOK IN THE BIBLE WE SEE THEY'RE FIGHTING RIGHT THERE IN THE GARDEN.
  • 03:55 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ADAM AND EVE.PERFECTION PERSONIFIED.
  • 03:58 RIGHT, INITIALLY BUT THEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG. >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 04:02 WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THAT RIGHT. >>SATAN..SATAN WENT WRONG.
  • 04:04 HENCE THE PURPOSE OF LOOKING AT THESE VARIOUS CHARACTERISTICS
  • 04:08 AND WE'VE COMBED THROUGH THE BIBLICAL DRAMA TO LOOK AT 8 SCENARIOS, 8 STORIES
  • 04:12 THAT WE THINK ARE WORTHY OF EXPLORING IN ORDER THAT WE CAN COME TO BETTER TERMS
  • 04:16 WITH UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF MEN AND WOMEN.
  • 04:19 ABSOLUTELY, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT WOMEN,
  • 04:21 IT'S ABOUT ATTRIBUTES THAT GOD GIVES ALL OF US.
  • 04:23 GOD GIVES US THE ABILITY TO DO HIS WILL
  • 04:26 AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 04:28 WE'RE GONNA GO TO YOUR TEACHING IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:29 I LOVE IT.
  • 04:31 I'M PROBABLY GOING TO SAY IT A 100 TIMES ON THIS SERIES.
  • 04:33 BUT I LOVE SEEING YOU IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:35 I LOVE SEEING YOU TEACH FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 04:37 IT'S LIKE I'M THERE.
  • 04:38 HERE'S JEFF IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:42 THE BIBLE'S A BEAUTIFUL BOOK.
  • 04:45 IN THE BOOK "B'resheet",
  • 04:46 WHAT WE CALL "GENESIS"
  • 04:47 MOSES IS ON RECORD
  • 04:49 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 04:57 WE'RE TOLD AS WELL THAT
  • 04:59 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 05:10 GOD IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN IN A VERY CREATIVE MOOD OVER A NUMBER OF DAYS
  • 05:14 EACH OF WHICH ENDS
  • 05:15 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 05:20 DAY 2, DAY 3, ETC.
  • 05:22 FINALLY WE GET TO THE END OF THAT CREATIVE UNCTION IN CHAPTER 2, VERSE 1,
  • 05:26 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 05:33 THAT GOD HAD MADE IT ALL
  • 05:35 AND THAT HE THEN SETTLED DOWN TO REST SOME.
  • 05:38 ITS INTERESTING, GOD WAS IN THE MOOD TO REST,
  • 05:41 HOWEVER, THINGS WERE JUST CRANKING UP FOR HUMAN KIND.
  • 05:45 WE'RE TOLD, IN FACT, IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 26, BEFORE THE REST,
  • 05:49 MOSES SAYS,
  • 05:52 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 06:04 OUT OF THE EARTH THERE'S "aretz"
  • 06:06 AS IN "LAND"
  • 06:07 OR THE WORD IN HEBREW "aphar"
  • 06:09 "LIKE THE DUST".
  • 06:11 BUT THEN THERE'S THIS EARTHY SUBSTANCE,
  • 06:12 IN HEBREW "Adamah",
  • 06:15 THE VERY SOIL,
  • 06:16 THE ESSENCE OF THE PLANET IF YOU WILL.
  • 06:18 AND GOD REACHES DOWN AND FROM THE "Adamah", FROM THE EARTH
  • 06:23 GOD MAKES "Adam", HE MAKES ADAM.
  • 06:27 IT'S A FASCINATING STORY.
  • 06:29 IN FACT, IN THE OPENING SALVO WE'RE TOLD THAT
  • 06:31 GOD MADE ADAM IN HIS IMAGE,
  • 06:34 IN HIS LIKENESS,
  • 06:36 BUT NOT JUST ADAM ALONE.
  • 06:38 ALONG WITH ADAM CAME "Chavah",
  • 06:41 ADAM AND "EVE".
  • 06:43 WE'RE TOLD THAT MAN AND WOMAN, HE CREATED THEM.
  • 06:47 WHILE WE'RE INTERESTED IN CREATION GENERALLY,
  • 06:51 WE'RE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE CREATION OF HOLY MATRIMONY.
  • 06:56 WHEN GOD REACHED OUT TO ADAM AND MADE HIM,
  • 07:00 OBSERVED WITHIN HIM WAS THAT IT WAS NOT GOOD FOR THAT MAN TO BE ALONE
  • 07:05 AND THAT HE WAS TO BE COMPLIMENTED
  • 07:08 BY THE CREATION OF 'Chavah", "EVE",
  • 07:11 WHO WAS MADE BY GOD,
  • 07:13 WHO CAME FORTH FROM HIM.
  • 07:16 IT'S AN INTERESTING COMBINATION
  • 07:19 AND IT'S THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.
  • 07:22 IT'S THE WOMAN'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE MAN AND TO LIFE.
  • 07:25 IT'LL BE THE OBJECT OF OUR CONTENTION AS WE CONTINUE ON.
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  • 08:03 GOD MADE MAN AND GOD MADE WOMAN
  • 08:07 AND HE GAVE THEM THE MANDATE TO BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY AND REPLENISH THE EARTH.
  • 08:13 AND OF COURSE WE KNOW THE STORY, REPLENISH THE EARTH THEY DID.
  • 08:17 PEOPLE GOT TO THE BUSINESS OF FINDING LOVE AND MARRIAGE AND THE RACE MULTIPLIED.
  • 08:22 WE LEARN, HOWEVER, NOT LONG AFTER THE CREATION OF MARRIAGE THAT THINGS WENT HORRIBLY WRONG.
  • 08:29 NOT WITH MARRIAGE ITSELF AS AN INSTITUTION AS MUCH AS WITH HUMAN KIND.
  • 08:34 FOR WHILE PLACED IN "Gan-Eden",
  • 08:36 WHILE PLACED IN PARADISE THINGS WENT AWRY.
  • 08:40 SIN MADE ITS ENTRANCE ON TO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA.
  • 08:44 THE RACE WAS VITIATED, DEFILED, AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
  • 08:50 AND EVIDENCE OF THINGS GOING WRONG IS ATTESTED IN THE WAY MEN AND WOMEN TREATED EACH OTHER.
  • 08:57 WELL, WE KNOW THAT CAIN KILLED ABEL AND THEN WE SEE IN THE GENESIS NARRATIVE THAT ONE OF
  • 09:02 CAIN'S OFFSPRING'S LAMECH WENT ON AND KILLED A MAN HIMSELF.
  • 09:08 IN FACT, HE BOASTS TO HIS WIVES OF HAVING DONE SO.
  • 09:13 LAST I CHECKED THE BIBLE SAYS THAT A MAN WAS TO BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE
  • 09:16 NOT JOINED TO HIS WIVES.
  • 09:19 THINGS WENT BAD AND THIS INTEREST IN ACQUIRING WOMEN IS EVIDENCED OF A WORLD GONE BAD.
  • 09:26 TO BE SURE, THERE'S NATURAL DESIRES, SEXUAL DESIRES BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN,
  • 09:30 BUT THIS ACQUISITIVENESS, THIS UNBRIDLED LUST FOR THE MORE IS GOING TO BE HUMANKIND'S UNDOING.
  • 09:40 IN THE BIBLE GOD MADE MAN.
  • 09:42 I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS ON THE SCREEN WITH A LITTLE HEBREW LESSON.
  • 09:45 THE WORD FOR "MAN" IN HEBREW IS "ISH"
  • 09:48 "Alef" - "Yud" - "Shin"
  • 09:51 THE HEBREW FOR "WOMAN"
  • 09:54 IS THE WORD "ISHA".
  • 09:57 "Alef" - "Shin" - "Hay"
  • 10:01 THE LETTERS COMMON BETWEEN THEM
  • 10:02 ARE THE "Alef' AND THE "Shin"
  • 10:04 BUT IF YOU LOOK AGAIN AT THE HEBREW
  • 10:06 YOU'LL SEE THE LETTER "Yud".
  • 10:09 AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE HEBREW FOR "ISHA", "WOMAN",
  • 10:12 YOU'LL SEE THE LETTER "Hay"
  • 10:13 THAT ARE UNIQUE TO EACH.
  • 10:15 THE LETTER "Yud" AND THE LETTER "Hay"
  • 10:17 IN HEBREW FORM THE PREFIX FOR GOD.
  • 10:21 IT'S THE ABBREVIATED FORM OF JEHOVAH,
  • 10:23 HENCE THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IT'S GOD,
  • 10:26 IT'S WITH GOD THAT WOMEN AND MEN ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER.
  • 10:30 IN MUCH THE SAME WAY, ABSENT GOD FROM THE EQUATION WHAT WE'RE LEFT WITH IS SOMETHING ELSE.
  • 10:36 IN FACT, IF YOU TAKE "Yud" AND "Hay"
  • 10:38 OUT OF THE WORDS "ISH" AND "ISHA"
  • 10:41 YOU'LL SEE ON THE SCREEN
  • 10:43 YOU'RE LEFT WITH THE LETTERS "Olif" AND "Shin".
  • 10:45 THIS IS THE HEBREW FOR "FIRE".
  • 10:47 YOU MIGHT RECALL PAUL SAYING ONCE THAT GOD BRINGS MEN AND WOMEN TOGETHER
  • 10:52 AND THAT ITS BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO BURN.
  • 10:54 YOU TAKE GOD OUT OF THE EQUATION
  • 10:56 AND WHAT YOU'RE LEFT WITH IS FIRE.
  • 10:59 WELL, MARRIAGE AS AN INSTITUTION IS ON FIRE.
  • 11:02 WHAT I WANT TO DO IS TAKE YOU TO THE BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 11:05 AND SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN EXTINGUISH IT BY BRINGING BIBLICAL WATER TO BEAR
  • 11:10 TO HELP INDIVIDUALS UNDERSTAND THIS GREAT INSTITUTION, WHAT WE CALL "MARRIAGE".
  • 11:24 I BELIEVE THAT ITS IMPORTANT FOR MARRIAGE TO ENDURE BEYOND LOVE'S FIRST IMPULSES.
  • 11:31 FOR AS WE MATURE BETTER THAT WE GO THROUGH LIFE TOGETHER.
  • 11:35 TO HELP FACILITATE STRONGER BONDS I THINK WE DO WELL TO LOOK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BOND,
  • 11:41 THE BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION FOR IT IN FACT
  • 11:43 AND GENESIS CHAPTER 2 IS THE "GO TO" PLACE
  • 11:47 AND SO IF YOU WILL OPEN UP YOUR BIBLES PLEASE I'M GOING TO READ FROM MINE.
  • 11:52 AND THEREIN WE FIND A LONELY MAN.
  • 11:54 IN FACT, IN VERSE 18 OF THE 2ND CHAPTER STARTS OFF
  • 11:58 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 12:02 AND WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 12:03 HE SAYS WHAT WE ALL KNOW WITHOUT HIM SAYING IT.
  • 12:05 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 12:07 THAT IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE AND
  • 12:13 THERE'S A DESIRE TO FIND THAT OTHER HALF
  • 12:16 AND HERE THAT'S GIVEN EXPRESSION TO IN THE BIBLICAL LITERATURE.
  • 12:19 ADAM DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THAT OTHER HALF'S GOING TO BE SO GOD PUTS HIM TO SLEEP
  • 12:24 AND HE'S GOING TO WAKE UP
  • 12:25 AND DISCOVER SOMEONE BEYOND HIS WILDEST DREAMS.
  • 12:30 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STORY AND THERE'S A POINT IN THE STORY THAT'S WORTH UNDERSCORING.
  • 12:34 IN VERSE 23 THE MAN IS WOKEN UP
  • 12:36 AND HIS EYES ALIGHT UPON "CHAVA" UPON EVE.
  • 12:41 AND WE'RE TOLD HE SAYS HERE,
  • 12:42 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 12:48 HE LOOKS AT HER AND SAYS,
  • 12:49 "THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT".
  • 12:51 HE SAYS, "THIS IS BONE OF BONE AND FLESH OF MY FLESH".
  • 12:55 LOOK HOW ATTRACTED HE IS.
  • 12:56 YOU CAN JUST FEEL THE ENERGY IN HIS VOICE.
  • 12:59 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 13:02 AND WHY?
  • 13:05 WE'RE TOLD, (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 13:08 BECAUSE THIS WOMAN CAME FORTH FROM THE MAN.
  • 13:12 AND THEN THERE'S SOME EMBELLISHMENT ON TOP OF THIS THAT'S WORTH NOTING SERIOUSLY.
  • 13:17 WE'RE TOLD THEN,
  • 13:19 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 13:27 IN AS MUCH AS SHE WAS SEPARATED FROM HIM,
  • 13:30 SEPARATION IS UNDERSCORED THAT A MAN AND A WOMAN LEAVE THEIR FAMILY OF ORIGIN
  • 13:35 AND WE'RE TOLD,
  • 13:36 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 13:42 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 13:47 AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE SECRET TO THAT ONE FLESH IS?
  • 13:49 IT'S COMMITMENT, LEARNING TO LOVE,
  • 13:52 LEARNING TO GO THROUGH LIFE TOGETHER FROM ADOLESCENCE AND BEYOND.
  • 13:56 AS WE CONTINUE ON IN OUR SERIES ON WOMEN OF THE BIBLE.
  • 14:11 SHALOM FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 14:13 ACTUALLY WE'RE IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
  • 14:15 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE OLIVE TREES JEFF,
  • 14:17 OUR PEOPLE ARE BEHIND, THEY'RE LISTENING TO OUR GUIDE ZVI TALK
  • 14:20 AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO A BIBLE STUDY.
  • 14:22 (Jeff Speaking) AND THEY ARE HAVING A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 14:24 IF YOU FEEL THE LORD BECKONING YOU AND MYSTERIOUS IS THE BECKONING
  • 14:28 THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWING BELIEVERS TO THIS LAND FOR MILLENNIA.
  • 14:32 DO JOIN US PLEASE FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 14:34 SANDRA AND I KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE BLESSED.
  • 14:42 THAT'S JEFF TEACHING IN ISRAEL.
  • 14:44 I ALWAYS LOVE SEEING YOU TEACH IN ISRAEL.
  • 14:47 EVE'S NAME MEANS "MOTHER OF ALL WHO HAVE LIFE" JEFF.
  • 14:51 AND SHE IS SUCH AN ENCOURAGEMENT,
  • 14:53 THE MOTHER OF ALL LIFE.
  • 14:55 YES, AND IT'S A SHAME THAT DEATH MADE ITS ENTRANCE ONTO THE HUMAN DRAMA SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
  • 15:00 BUT WE HAVE HOPE ALSO.CHAPTER 3, VERSE 15 TELLS US THAT HIS HEEL WILL CRUSH EVIL,
  • 15:05 THAT WE HAVE HOPE ALREADY.
  • 15:07 YES, AND WE LEARN MORE ABOUT HOPE IN LOOKING AT WHAT GOD'S PLAN IS
  • 15:11 FOR WOMEN AND MEN BY DIVINE DESIGN AS WELL THAT WE CAN LEARN HOW TO PERFORM IN LIFE.
  • 15:16 SOMETHING WENT WRONG BACK THEN.
  • 15:17 YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE SATAN?
  • 15:19 I BELIEVE SO.
  • 15:20 WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN TURN THIS THING AROUND
  • 15:22 AND WHAT THE BIBLICAL TESTIMONY MIGHT HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE.
  • 15:25 I THINK LOOKING AT SOME OF THE WOMEN WILL HELP US,
  • 15:27 MAYBE GIVE US A GUIDELINE OF WHERE WE'RE GOING AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT.
  • 15:30 YES, SPEAKING OF GUIDELINES,
  • 15:32 THE BIBLE SAYS THE UNFOLDING OF THY WORD GIVES LIGHT, IT IMPARTS UNDERSTANDING TO THE SIMPLE.
  • 15:37 AND THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE UNDER-GIRDED
  • 15:40 WITH GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO BE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 15:42 LET'S OPEN UP THE BIBLE AND GET AFTER IT, THAT'S THE POINT.
  • 15:45 IT'S THE HOPE.
  • 15:47 I HEARD ANOTHER INTERESTING COMMENTARY.
  • 15:49 EVE WAS CREATED FROM ADAM'S SIDE,
  • 15:52 NOT FROM BELOW IN HIS FEET
  • 15:54 OR ABOVE HIS HEAD,
  • 15:55 BUT TO BE AT HIS SIDE.
  • 15:57 AND I THINK THAT'S AN INTERESTING VISUAL
  • 15:59 FOR US AS WOMEN TO KNOW THAT
  • 16:00 WE ARE TO BE BY THE SIDE OF OUR HUSBAND.
  • 16:02 RIGHT, IT'S A GREAT VISUAL.
  • 16:03 BUT WHAT DO WOMEN GET AS VISUALS?
  • 16:05 WE GET IMAGES OF BRITTANY SPEARS, PARIS HILTON,
  • 16:08 THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 16:09 THAT ARE MODELING A STORY OF HOW TO BE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 16:12 RIGHT.
  • 16:13 I BELIEVE THAT A BIBLICAL WOMAN
  • 16:15 NEEDS TO OPEN UP A BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 16:17 AND GET SOME BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION.
  • 16:19 I BELIEVE THAT A BIBLICAL MAN NEEDS TO OPEN UP A BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 16:21 TO GET SOME INSTRUCTION ABOUT HOW TO BE AND WHO TO LOOK FOR TO COMPLIMENT.
  • 16:25 THERE'S COMPETING VISIONS IN THIS CULTURE
  • 16:28 AND I BELIEVE THE BIBLICAL VISION IS THE BEST ONE.
  • 16:31 ABSOLUTELY, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT.
  • 16:33 WE'RE GONING TO TALK TO SOME LADIES THAT ARE CURRENT DAY,
  • 16:36 WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT WOMEN IN THE BIBLE FROM DAYS GONE BY.
  • 16:39 AND I THINK IT WILL BE A REALLY GOOD MIX OF YESTERDAY, TODAY
  • 16:43 AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
  • 16:44 BECKY BRIMMER IS A GREAT EXAMPLE BY THE WAY.
  • 16:46 SHE'S COMING UP. >>BECKY BRIMMER IS >>A GREAT EXAMPLE !
  • 16:48 THIS A PRAYER WARRIOR,
  • 16:50 SHE'S GOT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HUSBAND
  • 16:51 WHO HAS GIVEN HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO WITH GOD
  • 16:55 AND NOT HOLD BACK AND THERE'S A GREAT STORY HERE.
  • 16:58 AND IT IS A GREAT STORY
  • 16:59 AND THEY DO, THEY WALK SIDE BY SIDE.
  • 17:00 THEY MINISTER TOGETHER,
  • 17:01 THEY WALK SIDE BY SIDE.
  • 17:03 I ASKED HER THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER.
  • 17:05 WE TALKED ABOUT PRAYER.
  • 17:06 HOW IMPORTANT IS PRAYER?
  • 17:08 HERE'S BECKY BRIMMER.
  • 17:10 I REALLY BELIEVE THAT PRAYER CHANGES THINGS. I AGREE
  • 17:13 I GREW UP WITH THAT PLAQUE
  • 17:14 ON MY BEDROOM WALL.
  • 17:15 SOMETIMES I THINK WE FORGET
  • 17:17 THAT ITS REALLY TRUE.
  • 17:18 AND AS CHRISTIANS WE HAVE
  • 17:20 THIS TOOL IN OUR HANDS
  • 17:22 THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY TO
  • 17:24 COMMUNICATE WITH THE ALMIGHTY
  • 17:25 FACE TO FACE >>YES, YES
  • 17:27 AND TO BRING OUR PETITIONS TO HIM
  • 17:29 AND TO COME TO HIM IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP
  • 17:30 AND SO OFTEN WE JUST DON'T FIND THE TIME TO SPEND WITH HIM.
  • 17:33 NO, I HEAR PEOPLE SAY, "I CAN ONLY PRAY" >>YES
  • 17:37 AND I THINK >>NO !
  • 17:38 THAT'S THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO >>RIGHT
  • 17:40 FOR SOMETHING OR SOMEONE IS TO PRAY FOR THEM.
  • 17:44 BUT I BECAME KIND OF FRUSTRATED
  • 17:45 BECAUSE I FELT LIKE THERE WERE CHRISTIANS WHO KNEW THAT
  • 17:48 THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
  • 17:50 BUT THEY JUST STOP THERE,
  • 17:51 "OH GOD, PLEASE BLESS ISRAEL."
  • 17:53 AND SO I WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING
  • 17:54 THAT WOULD GIVE THEM AN IDEA OF HOW TO PRAY MORE SPECIFICALLY.
  • 17:57 I BELIEVE GOD ANSWERS SPECIFIC PRAYERS.
  • 18:00 HE DOES AND I LOVE THE FRIDAY BRIDGES FOR PEACE THAT I GET ON THE INTERNET,
  • 18:04 AND IT SPECIFICALLY SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY THIS PRAYER"
  • 18:06 AND IT GIVES BIBLE SCRIPTURE THAT HELPS US PRAY FOR EXACTLY WHAT ISRAEL NEEDS.
  • 18:12 I LIKE THAT
  • 18:14 WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER MY DAD CAME HOME ONE TIME
  • 18:16 AND BROUGHT SOME NECKLACES TO MY SISTER AND I.
  • 18:20 AND THEY WERE ABOUT THIS BIG AROUND.
  • 18:22 THEY WERE THE MOST GAUDY THINGS YOU EVERY SAW.
  • 18:24 (SANDRA LAUGHING)
  • 18:25 THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE GOLD >>RIGHT
  • 18:27 BUT YOU KNOW ITS THAT SORT OF FAKE GOLD, BRASSY LOOK. >>YEAH, YEAH.
  • 18:29 BUT THERE WERE STARS OF DAVID
  • 18:30 AND THEY HAD THE NAME OF JEWISH PERSON ON THEM. >>OH MY.
  • 18:33 AND HE SAID, "THESE PEOPLE ON THESE NECKLACES"
  • 18:35 "ARE IMPRISONED IN THE SOVIET UNION"
  • 18:38 "BECAUSE THEY'RE JEWISH"
  • 18:39 "OR BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GO TO ISRAEL"
  • 18:41 "OR BECAUSE THEY WANT TO STUDY HEBREW".
  • 18:43 AND HE SAYS, "WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE"
  • 18:45 "UNTIL GOD WORKS IN THEIR LIVES"
  • 18:47 AND SO WE STARTED PRAYING FOR THOSE PEOPLE
  • 18:49 AND ACTUALLY MY SISTER SORT OF GOT HOLD OF THE WHOLE IDEA
  • 18:53 BETTER THAN I DID.
  • 18:54 I WAS A TYPICAL TEENAGER.
  • 18:56 I WAS PROBABLY MORE INTERESTED IN CLOTHES AND MAKEUP AND BOYS
  • 18:58 THAN I WAS IN PRAYING AT THAT TIME.
  • 19:00 BUT MY SISTER, SANDY, SHE STARTED PRAYING
  • 19:03 AND EVERY DAY SHE PRAYED FOR THE PERSON ON HER NECKLACE
  • 19:06 AND SO FINALLY I SAID,
  • 19:07 "HERE, YOU BETTER PRAY FOR MINE TOO"
  • 19:08 (SANDRA LAUGHING).
  • 19:10 SO SHE STARTED PRAYING FOR ALL 4 OF THEM
  • 19:12 AND A FEW MONTHS LATER WE WERE READING THE JERUSALEM POST
  • 19:15 AND THERE WAS A LITTLE ARTICLE
  • 19:17 ABOUT THIS LONG ON THE INSIDE PAGE ON THE LEFT SIDE,
  • 19:20 YOU KNOW, NOT THE IMPORTANT SIDE. >>NO, ITS NEVER THERE.
  • 19:23 AND WE READ THIS LITTLE ARTICLE AND IT SAID,
  • 19:26 "SILVA ZALMANSON, ONE OF THE LENINGRAD ELEVEN"
  • 19:29 "HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM PRISON EARLY AND IS NOW IN ISRAEL"
  • 19:31 AND WE JUST KNEW THAT OUR PRAYERS HAD BEEN ANSWERED
  • 19:34 BECAUSE THAT WAS THE NAME ON ONE OF OUR NECKLACES.
  • 19:37 THAT IS SO ENCOURAGING!
  • 19:38 AND MY SISTER WAS IN ISRAEL A FEW MONTHS LATER
  • 19:41 AND THE GUIDE FOUND SILVA ZALMANSON
  • 19:44 AND MY SISTER WENT AND MET HER,
  • 19:45 TOOK HER FLOWERS AND TOLD THE STORY
  • 19:47 OF HOW SHE HAD PRAYED FOR HER EVERY DAY
  • 19:49 AND THIS JEWISH WOMAN JUST WEPT IN HER LITTLE ISRAELI APARTMENT
  • 19:54 SHE SAID, "I NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY I WAS THE ONLY ONE RELEASED."
  • 19:58 "EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS ARRESTED AT THE SAME TIME AS I"
  • 20:02 "WITH THE EXACT SAME SENTENCE WAS KEPT IN PRISON"
  • 20:05 "AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE RELEASED."
  • 20:07 AND SHE SAID, "NOW I KNOW ITS BECAUSE YOU WERE PRAYING."
  • 20:09 OH WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY!
  • 20:11 SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WOMEN OF THE BIBLE.
  • 20:14 TELL ME WHO YOUR FAVORITE WOMAN IS
  • 20:15 OR WHAT ENCOURAGEMENT CAN YOU GIVE WOMEN?
  • 20:18 WELL I BELIEVE THAT GOD WANTS TO USE ALL PEOPLE. >>I AGREE.
  • 20:21 I DON'T THINK THAT GOD IS LIMITED BY GENDER. >>RIGHT.
  • 20:25 WE LIMIT OURSELVES.
  • 20:27 HE JUST WANTS US TO FOLLOW HIM WITH OUR WHOLE HEART.
  • 20:30 AND I GUESS IF I WAS TO
  • 20:31 CHOOSE A WOMAN THAT I
  • 20:32 FIND BRINGS ME TO AWE,
  • 20:36 IT'D BE DEBRA BECAUSE
  • 20:38 SHE A MOTHER IN ISRAEL
  • 20:40 AND YET WHEN THE CRISIS AROSE SHE WAS READY.
  • 20:44 SHE WAS READY.
  • 20:45 SHE WAS READY AND SHE SAID,
  • 20:46 "OKAY GOD, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO"
  • 20:49 "I WILL LEAD THE ARMY INTO THIS BATTLE."
  • 20:51 DON'T YOU KNOW ITS SO UNUSUAL
  • 20:54 FOR A WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMY AND YET SHE DID IT.
  • 20:57 YEAH, I IMAGINE THAT SHE WAS LIKE ME
  • 20:59 WHEN I WAS ASKED TO BE THE CEO OF BRIDGES FOR PEACE.
  • 21:01 I SAID, "OH GOD, YOU CAN'T MEAN ME?"
  • 21:03 YOU DON'T MEAN ME. I CAN'T DO THIS. RIGHT.
  • 21:05 I TOLD HIM, I SAID, "DON'T YOU KNOW I'M A WOMAN?"
  • 21:07 AND HE SAID, "YEAH, I'VE NOTICED."
  • 21:09 AND I SAID, "WELL, DON'T YOU KNOW"
  • 21:10 "I DON'T HAVE A DEGREE IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT?"
  • 21:12 AND HE SAYS, "YEAH, I KNOW THAT."
  • 21:14 "DO YOU THINK YOU'RE TELLING ME SOMETHING NEW?"
  • 21:16 AND THEN FINALLY, I SAID, "OKAY,"
  • 21:17 "IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO"
  • 21:19 "I'LL GO WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO,"
  • 21:20 "I'LL DO WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO"
  • 21:22 "AND I'LL DO IT AS LONG YOU WANT ME TO DO IT."
  • 21:23 OH, YOU'RE PRECIOUS.
  • 21:25 I LOVE BRIDGES FOR PEACE AND ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WE REALLY RECOMMEND FROM MINISTRY.
  • 21:29 I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK.
  • 21:31 I APPRECIATE THAT YOU SOW THE SEEDS AND THE WAY YOU DO IT WITH YOUR WORK,
  • 21:35 WITH YOUR ACTUAL WORK.
  • 21:37 YOU KNOW, YESHUA SAID THAT WE SHOULD BE LIKE LIGHTS ON A HILL. THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 21:42 WHAT EXACTLY DOES A LIGHT DO?
  • 21:44 IT SHINES.
  • 21:45 IT SHINES.
  • 21:46 THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 21:47 I TELL MY STAFF, I SAY, "I WANT YOU TO SHINE,"
  • 21:49 "I WANT YOU TO SHINE ALL THE TIME,"
  • 21:51 "EVERYWHERE YOU GO"
  • 21:52 "YOU NEED TO BE SHINNING WITH THE LOVE OF THE LORD."
  • 21:54 AMEN, NOT HIDDEN. >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 21:56 NOT HIDDEN, REAL BELIEVERS LOVE ISRAEL. >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 21:58 I BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE GOD
  • 22:00 I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAN NOT LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 22:02 THAT'S THE TRUTH ISN'T IT?
  • 22:04 BECAUSE HE LOVES THEM. HE LOVES ISRAEL.
  • 22:06 YOU CAN'T HARDLY GO THROUGH THIS BOOK WITHOUT KNOWING THAT.
  • 22:09 ITS IN EVERY PAGE PRACTICALLY. >>THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S ON EVERY SINGLE PAGE.
  • 22:11 OH, YOU'RE PRECIOUS.
  • 22:12 THANK YOU FOR TALKING TO US AND GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 22:14 THANK YOU.
  • 22:17 (Man Singing) ♪IF I WERE ALONE WITH YOU♪
  • 22:23 ♪I'D TELL YOU♪
  • 22:25 ♪OF THE KING WHO LOVES YOU,♪
  • 22:30 (Woman Singing) ♪NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU,♪
  • 22:37 (Man Singing) ♪PURCHASED WITH UNDYING LOVE.♪
  • 22:46 ♪(Orchestra playing)♪
  • 23:13 (Man and Woman singing) ♪IF I WERE ALONE WITH YOU♪
  • 23:18 ♪I'D TELL YOU OF THE KING WHO LOVES YOU,♪
  • 23:26 ♪NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU,♪
  • 23:33 ♪PURCHASED WITH UNDYING LOVE,♪
  • 23:41 ♪EVEN TO THE END OF TIME,♪
  • 23:47 ♪A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES.♪
  • 24:06 SO WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?
  • 24:07 SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN.
  • 24:12 ADAM WAS SO PLEASED TO WAKE UP AND DISCOVER HER BY HIS SIDE.
  • 24:17 TODAY, THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER, WE HAVE A WORLD THAT'S POPULATED BY WOMEN AND MEN.
  • 24:23 BUT THERE'S TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY IN AS MUCH AS THERE WAS TROUBLE IN THE GARDEN
  • 24:27 AND THIS THING CAME UNGLUED SO IT IS THAT MANY TODAY ARE COMING UNGLUED
  • 24:33 AS WEDGES ARE BEING DRIVEN BETWEEN THE MALES AND THE FEMALES OF THE SPECIES.
  • 24:38 WE NEED TO REMOVE THE WEDGE AND PUT SOME CEMENT IN THERE,
  • 24:43 BIBLICAL MEDICINE TO FIRM UP BONDS.
  • 24:46 AND I BELIEVE WITH SANDRA, TOGETHER WE BELIEVE,
  • 24:50 THAT THE BIBLE HAS ANSWERS FOR HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS AND WE BEGAN WITH "CHAVA", WITH EVE.
  • 24:56 THERE'S A BAD STORY THERE OF SIN MAKING ITS ENTRANCE ON TO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA.
  • 25:01 BUT THROUGH HER COMES REDEMPTION AS WELL, SO ITS OVERLY SIMPLISTIC
  • 25:05 SIMPLY TO VILIFY THE FEMALES OF THE SPECIES AS BEING THE PROBLEM CAUSER.
  • 25:09 THEY'RE ALSO THE ONE TO BRING SOLUTION, IF YOU WILL.
  • 25:12 WE'RE GOING TO SEE HOW IN DIFFERENT WAYS, DIFFERENT DAYS,
  • 25:14 DIFFERENT WOMEN ENTERED INTO THE PAGES OF THE BIBLICAL DRAMA
  • 25:18 AND LEFT AN IMPRINT FOR THOSE THAT HAVE A MIND TO BE INSTRUCTED BY THE BIBLICAL TEXT.
  • 25:22 AND THAT'S MY HOPE FOR THIS WHOLE SERIES
  • 25:25 IS THAT PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED BY WOMEN AND THEIR ATTRIBUTES.
  • 25:29 NOT TO BE MALIGNED, NOT TO BE A FEMINIST,
  • 25:32 NOT TO BE ANY THING NEGATIVE ABOUT WOMEN,
  • 25:34 BUT TO REJOICE THAT WE ARE WOMEN
  • 25:36 AND THAT WE DO CONTRIBUTE AND I LOVE THAT.
  • 25:38 AND YOUR MENTIONING THAT REMINDS ME
  • 25:40 ITS AN UNSCRIPTED POINT HERE
  • 25:41 AND THAT IS THAT IN JUST DEVELOPING THIS SERIES
  • 25:45 THERE WERE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE DISCONCERTED,
  • 25:47 "OH YOU'RE A FEMINIST,"
  • 25:48 YOUR THIS, JUST BY WANTING TO TALK ABOUT WOMEN.
  • 25:51 IT WAS SENSITIVE.
  • 25:52 I GUESS IT MUST HAVE POLARIZED PEOPLE.
  • 25:54 I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN SOMETIMES MAYBE TAKING A LEAD ON SOMETHING
  • 25:59 BUT SOME OF THE WOMEN WE TALK ABOUT ARE VERY STRONG WOMEN.
  • 26:02 HANNAH, ABIGAIL, THE UNNAMED WIDOW IS A STRONG AND YET WEAK WOMAN
  • 26:08 AND YET WE SEE STRENGTH IN ALL OF WHAT THEY DID.
  • 26:10 I THINK THAT THE MALES OF THE SPECIES
  • 26:12 THAT PREFER LOOKING AT WEAK WOMEN,
  • 26:14 ITS MORE OF THE WEAKNESS IN THE MALES OF THE SPECIES,
  • 26:17 THAT IS, "I'M SO INSECURE, SO INTIMIDATED,"
  • 26:19 "I CAN'T BE AROUND A WOMAN THAT HAS SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE RATHER FORCEFULLY."
  • 26:23 BUT WE'RE IN GOD'S WORLD,
  • 26:25 WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER TO GLORIFY GOD AND THAT'S THE STORY I WANT TO TELL.
  • 26:29 YES,AND FOLLOW MY LEAD AS WE GO INTO THIS SERIES.
  • 26:32 RIGHT AND NEXT WEEK WE TALK ABOUT MOTHERS
  • 26:35 AND HANNAH THE MOTHER WHO LOVED HER SON SO MUCH.
  • 26:38 AND WE WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK. AND AS YOU GO,
  • 26:41 "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM" PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Wives / Eve
  2. Mothers / Hannah
  3. Counselors / Abigail
  4. Managers / "The Virtuous Wife" of Proverbs 31
  5. Deviants / Delilah
  6. Educators / Lois & Eunice
  7. Widows
  8. Queens / Esther

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