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Episode: “Deviants / Delilah”
As demonstrated by Delilah’s story, using womanly charms to entice males and then betray them is categorically condemned in the Hebrew Bible. Ruth Matar of Women in Green talks with Sandra about the nature of evil.
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.

Caption transcript for She Shall Be Called Woman: “Deviants / Delilah” (5/8)

  • 00:04 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:09 SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN.
  • 00:13 I CAME FORTH FROM A MAN...
  • 00:14 BUT I FOUND FAVOR WITH HIM...
  • 00:16 AND TRUE SUCCESS IS NOT MEASURED IN WEALTH AND POWER BUT IN THE ESTATE IN ONE'S HEART...
  • 00:22 I'VE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER AND MORE FULFILLED...
  • 00:25 I RAISED HIM UP STRICTLY IN THE FAITH AND 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...
  • 00:34 SHE'S STILL A CORNERSTONE OF WISDOM TO THE FAMILY...
  • 00:37 BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART...
  • 00:51 HE TOLD ME HE LOVED ME.
  • 00:54 YET 3 TIMES LIES POURED FROM HIS LIPS.
  • 00:57 I LOOKED LIKE A FOOL BEFORE MY PEOPLE.
  • 01:01 BUT FINALLY AFTER NAGGING THE BRUTE NIGHT AND DAY
  • 01:06 SAMSON TOLD ME THE SECRET TO HIS GREAT STRENGTH.
  • 01:11 DON'T THINK EVIL OF ME.
  • 01:16 I CAN'T DENY I'M PROFITING FROM THIS BUSINESS VENTURE
  • 01:19 AND I DO CARE ABOUT SAMSON
  • 01:22 ALTHOUGH LOVE IS PRETTY STRONG WORD.
  • 01:26 WE BOTH HAVE NEEDS AND WE BOTH USED EACH OTHER FOR OUR NEEDS.
  • 01:32 IN THE END I'M PROBABLY SAVING HIS LIFE.
  • 01:36 THE PHILISTINES WOULD EVENTUALLY KILL HIM IN BATTLE
  • 01:39 BUT NOW THEY'LL PROBABLY LOCK HIM AWAY SAFELY IN PRISON
  • 01:43 AND PEACE CAN FINALLY REIGN BETWEEN OUR 2 PEOPLES,
  • 01:47 THE PHILISTINES AND THE ISRAELITES.
  • 01:52 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:53 JEFFREY SEIF WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:55 SHALOM.
  • 01:57 WELCOME BACK TO THE WOMEN'S SERIES.
  • 01:58 JEFF WHO ARE WE TAKING ABOUT TODAY?
  • 02:00 WELL IT'S A WORLD GONE BAD ACTUALLY. >>BAD, YEAH
  • 02:02 DELILAH INVOKES IMAGES OF GIRLS GONE WILD IN THE BIBLICAL STORY
  • 02:08 AND IN CERTAIN RESPECTS THIS IS EVERY PARENTS NIGHTMARE TO HAVE A GIRL GO BAD LIKE THIS.
  • 02:13 BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.
  • 02:15 AND WE'VE JUST LOOKED AT THE PROVERBS 31 WOMAN,
  • 02:17 AND WHAT WONDERFUL ATTRIBUTES THAT SHE HAS AND PUT ON A PEDESTAL.
  • 02:21 AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE'RE SEEING DELILAH
  • 02:23 WHO IS JUST THIS HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE WOMAN
  • 02:26 THAT DID NOTHING ACCEPT TO FURTHER HERSELF
  • 02:30 AND JUST AAGH..... NIGHTMARE,
  • 02:32 YOU'RE RIGHT ITS EVERY PARENTS NIGHTMARE.
  • 02:34 SO WE'RE LOOKING AT AN 8 PART SERIES.
  • 02:37 NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT ONE THAT GOT AWAY.
  • 02:38 A LESSON TO LEARN ABOUT HOW NOT TO BE IN THE WORLD
  • 02:41 AS WE CONTINUE ON WITH OUR STORY OF WOMEN IN THE WORD.
  • 02:47 JUST FINISHED RAINING IN THE GAZA.
  • 02:51 GAZA'S RIGHT OFF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA AND WE DO GET DOWNPOURS EVERY NOW AND AGAIN
  • 02:56 AND WITH THE BREAK IN THE RAIN WE'RE GETTING SOME WORK DONE.
  • 02:59 THIS YOUNG LADY'S PUTTING OUT THE WASH,
  • 03:02 THIS FELLOW'S TAKING CARE OF THE ROOF.
  • 03:05 HE'D DO WELL TO BE CAREFUL.
  • 03:06 PEOPLE CAN SLIDE DOWN ON WET STONE.
  • 03:09 EVERYBODY'S WORKING AND THAT'S GOOD.
  • 03:11 WELL SORTA.
  • 03:12 THIS WOMAN WAS WORKING HERE.
  • 03:14 SHE WAS APPLYING THE WORLD'S OLDEST TRADE.
  • 03:17 REMINDS ME OF A STORY BACK IN JUDGES CHAPTER 16.
  • 03:22 IN THE FIRST VERSE WERE TOLD...
  • 03:24 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 03:32 AND THERE WE'RE TOLD...
  • 03:34 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 03:41 SAMSON'S NOT THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD THAT EVER GOT IN TROUBLE WITH THE SIGHT OF A WOMAN.
  • 03:47 SEEMS THAT HE HAD A PARTICULAR WEAKNESS, HOWEVER.
  • 03:51 WE'RE TOLD HERE RIGHT AFTERWARDS
  • 03:53 THAT SHE WAS IN HEBREW "Zonah",
  • 03:56 THAT SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE.
  • 03:59 AFTER NOTING THAT WE'RE TOLD...
  • 04:01 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 04:07 AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
  • 04:08 WELL THAT'S HIS STORY.
  • 04:10 IN SO MANY WAYS ON SO MANY DAYS THAT'S THE STORY OF SO MANY OTHERS.
  • 04:16 MEN WHO WRECK THEMSELVES BY BEING BESTED BY THE DARKER SIDE OF THEIR OWN NATURES,
  • 04:22 BY THEIR INABILITY TO GET THEIR IMPULSES BRIDLED.
  • 04:27 BETTER TO GET A BRIDE THEN TEND TO THIS BUSINESS.
  • 04:29 SAMSON, HOWEVER, HAD A DIFFERENT MIND ON THE MATTER.
  • 04:32 WE'RE TOLD IN THE BEGINNING OF THE CHAPTER THAT HE'S IN GAZA.
  • 04:35 THEN WE'RE TOLD LATER ON HE'S SOMEWHERE ELSE IN A VALLEY
  • 04:40 AND HIS EYES ALIGHT UPON ANOTHER WOMAN, A PHILISTINE, A MEMBER OF THE PELISHTIM.
  • 04:47 PHILISTINES CAME AND SETTLED THE AREA, THEY HUGGED THE COASTAL PLAIN.
  • 04:51 AND THERE WAS A WOMAN THAT STARTED HUGGING SAMSON.
  • 04:55 THE REST AS I NOTED IS HISTORY.
  • 04:58 DID HE FALL IN LOVE WITH HER?
  • 05:00 EH..WAS IS THIS THING FALLING IN LOVE?
  • 05:03 YOU CAN FALL DOWN STEPS, YOU CAN FALL DOWN A LADDER.
  • 05:05 SEEMS TO ME THAT LOVE IS BEST CONSTRUED AS A DECISION.
  • 05:09 SOMEONE OPTS TO MAKE A WOMAN THE OBJECT OF HIS AFFECTION.
  • 05:15 A WOMAN OPTS TO MAKE A MAN THE OBJECT OF THEIR AFFECTION.
  • 05:20 BETTER IT IS THAT THERE BE NO SEXUAL CONTACT BEFORE A CONTRACT THAT BINDS THEM TOGETHER,
  • 05:26 TAKES CARE OF THEM INTO THE FUTURE AS WELL AS THE FRUITS OF THE UNION.
  • 05:30 WELL SAMSON HAS NO TIME TO BE BOTHERED BY TALK LIKE THAT DOES HE?COURSE NOT.
  • 05:34 HE HIMSELF WANTS IT, HE WANTS IT NOW.
  • 05:36 WHAT HAPPENS, HOWEVER, HE THINKS LIKE A LITTLE FLY...ZZZZZ.
  • 05:41 HE THINKS HE LANDED ON THAT FLOWER, THAT HE WAS GOING TO GET A MEAL.
  • 05:46 HE LOOKED AT HER AND SAID, "THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. I WANT TO GET TO KNOW HER."
  • 05:49 HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET A MEAL.
  • 05:50 WHAT HAPPENED IS HE WOUND UP BECOMING A MEAL IN THE PROCESS.
  • 05:55 IT ALL CLOSED UP AROUND HIM.
  • 05:57 SHE WAS DOING THE BIDDING OF MEN THAT WERE TOO COWARD TO TAKE CARE OF SAMSON CONVENTIONALLY.
  • 06:04 YOU KNOW THE STORY THAT SAMSON WAS A BIG MAN,
  • 06:08 HE WAS A STRONG MAN AND THE PELISHTIM WERE UNABLE TO GET THE BETTER OF HIM.
  • 06:12 SO IF IT DOESN'T WORK CONVENTIONALLY LET'S LOOK FOR PLAN B.
  • 06:17 PARENTHETICALLY IT REMINDS ME OF WHAT HAPPENS AROUND HERE ON TOO MANY WAYS AND TOO MANY DAYS.
  • 06:24 WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 06:26 HERE I AM STANDING IN ISRAEL, FORCES ROUND ABOUT SAY,
  • 06:29 "WELL WE'VE TRIED TO FIGHT THESE ISRAELIS CONVENTIONALLY."
  • 06:32 "RIFLES, TANKS, AIRPLANES, WE DON'T DO SO GOOD THIS WAY."
  • 06:37 "LET'S GO FOR PLAN B."
  • 06:39 "LET'S DO TERRORISTS, LET'S GO AFTER CIVILIANS AND LET'S HIDE BEHIND WOMEN AND CHILDREN"
  • 06:44 "AND LET'S GET THE WORLD ALL RILED UP."
  • 06:47 I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO RILED UP.
  • 06:49 THIS ISN'T A POLITICAL CONVERSATION.
  • 06:51 IT'S A STORY HERE, HOWEVER,
  • 06:53 ABOUT HOW THE PHILISTINES USE SEXUAL APPETITE TO BRING A MAN DOWN.
  • 06:59 THEY'RE WHITTLING HIM DOWN TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
  • 07:03 "WHAT'S THE SECRET TO YOUR STRENGTH?"
  • 07:05 THE SECRET TO HIS STRENGTH IS HIS RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD.
  • 07:12 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS FINALLY AFTER A PERIOD OF WEARING HIM DOWN OVER TIME
  • 07:16 HE SAYS TO HER,
  • 07:18 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 07:29 MY FRIENDS THERE'S A HEDGE OF PROTECTION WALKING UNDER GOD'S COVERING IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
  • 07:37 SAMSON LOST THAT COVERING, HE LOST THAT HAIR AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR HIM.
  • 07:41 AND SO IT IS WHEN INDIVIDUALS WALK OUTSIDE OF GOD'S COVENANT COVERING IT CAN BE THE END FOR THEM AS WELL.
  • 07:47 WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE ON HERE AND LOOK AT WOMEN IN GENERAL
  • 07:49 AND LOOK AT ISSUES RELATED TO SEXUALITY IN PARTICULAR.
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  • 08:40 A RELIGIOUS WAY.
  • 08:41 COMES FROM A HEBREW VERB
  • 08:43 "Holech" WHICH MEANS TO "WALK".
  • 08:45 HEY, I'M A DAD WITH TEENAGE SONS TRYING TO TEACH MY BOYS HOW TO WALK.
  • 08:51 YOU KNOW WHAT I TELL THEM?
  • 08:52 TOLD MY SON JACOB AT 19, I SAID, "I CAN SPEND 19 YEARS TRYING TO RAISE YOU RIGHT"
  • 08:58 "AND I KNOW THAT THE WRONG GIRL COULD UNDO THAT IN ABOUT 19 SECONDS."
  • 09:03 DOESN'T TAKE THAT MUCH FOR SOMEONE TO GET DISTRACTED.
  • 09:06 IN FACT THAT'S WHY IN PROVERBS, SOLOMON, AND TALK ABOUT GETTING DISTRACTED,
  • 09:13 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 09:16 SOLOMON KNOWN FOR HIS "Chacham", HIS "SMARTS".
  • 09:19 ITS AMAZING HOW SOMEONE SO SMART CAN BE SO STUPID.
  • 09:24 THIS IS A MAN THAT MADE SHIPWRECK OF A LIFE AND HE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 09:29 IN THE 7TH CHAPTER HE GIVES VOICE TO HOW THE MALES OF THE SPECIES CAN GET LED AWAY.
  • 09:36 HE NOTES HERE IN CHAPTER 7, VERSE 6,
  • 09:41 THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE WHOM
  • 09:43 HE PERCEIVED FROM THE WINDOW OF A HOUSE.
  • 09:46 A YOUNG MAN, VERSE 7,
  • 09:47 SOMEONE DEVOID OF UNDERSTANDING
  • 09:49 WHOSE BECKONED IN BY A LOOSE WOMAN.
  • 09:53 AND LET ME JUST SAY THAT WHEN I THINK OF THIS PROBLEM,
  • 09:57 IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE MALES OF THE SPECIES,
  • 10:00 IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE FEMALES OF THE SPECIES.
  • 10:03 PARTICULARLY IN THE MODERN WORLD WHERE WE ARE SO OVERLY SEXUALIZED.
  • 10:08 THE STIMULATION IS EVERYWHERE, THE IMAGES, THE VISION, IT JUST POUNDS INDIVIDUALS.
  • 10:14 IN THE BIBLICAL SENSE IN PROVERBS WE'RE TOLD THAT WISDOM IS CRYING ALOUD IN THE STREET
  • 10:21 BECKONING INDIVIDUALS TO HEAR WHAT BIBLICAL WISDOM HAS TO SAY.
  • 10:25 AND WHAT ARE WE TOLD HERE?
  • 10:27 WE'RE WARNED ABOUT THE WRONG KIND OF PERSON, THE WRONG KIND OF RELATIONSHIP.
  • 10:33 AND HERE IN THIS STORY, THE 7TH CHAPTER
  • 10:36 A YOUNG MAN IS BECKONED IN BY A WOMAN WHO SAYS IN VERSE 18..
  • 10:46 OF COURSE NO ONE'S TAKING IN A FILL OF LOVE UNTIL THE MORNING.
  • 10:49 THEY'RE TAKING IN THEIR FILL OF LUST UNTIL THE MORNING.
  • 10:53 I KNOW INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE HAD A LOT OF BEDS BUT HAVEN'T HAD A LOT OF REST.
  • 10:57 THE SOUL WOULD FIND REST IF THEY HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP
  • 11:00 AND NOT JUST ONE WHERE THEY CAN SATISFY THESE MUTUAL NEEDS AND INTERESTS ON A TEMPORARY BASIS.
  • 11:06 WE'RE TOLD HERE OF A WARNING IN VERSE 23, HERE THE TEXT SAYS,
  • 11:11 "THAT MAN DOES NOT KNOW THAT THAT AFFAIR IS GOING TO COST HIM HIS LIFE."
  • 11:17 "AND THAT WOMAN DOESN'T KNOW THAT IF SHE WANTS TO PLAY THAT HAND"
  • 11:21 "AND EXERT THAT KIND OF LEVERAGE THAT SHE IS HURTING HERSELF IN THE PROCESS."
  • 11:25 BOTH PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY'RE GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF IT IN THE BIBLICAL TEXT.
  • 11:28 BOTH PEOPLE ARE COMING TO RUIN.
  • 11:30 AND THERE'S A WARNING HERE THAT'S GIVEN IN THE TEXT AND I WANT TO EXTEND IT TO YOU.
  • 11:43 OR IF IT'S A WOMAN WHOSE BEING ENTICED TO HIS WAYS.
  • 11:45 DON'T BE THIS WAY.
  • 11:48 AT THE END OF THE DAY A WOMAN THAT NEEDS TO LOWER HERSELF LIKE THIS
  • 11:51 CHEAPENS HERSELF IN ORDER TO GET SOME KIND OF ATTENTION AND AFFECTION.
  • 11:55 IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE THAT WAY.
  • 11:57 BETTER TO BE MODEST AND DISCREET AND LET LOVE COME AT ITS OWN TIME RATHER THAN HURRY THE PROCESS.
  • 12:02 HE SAYS HERE "DON'T TURN ASIDE TO THIS WAY."
  • 12:06 WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 26 THAT SHE, THIS LICENTIOUS PERSON HAS WOUNDED MANY.
  • 12:12 AND WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 27
  • 12:22 LETS NOT BE A CASUALTY IN THIS WAR AND LETS NOT GIVE OURSELVES OVER TO CHEAP THRILLS AND DEFIANT BEHAVIOR.
  • 12:28 WE ALL HAVE VARIOUS NEEDS AND INTERESTS.
  • 12:30 BETTER TO WALK WITH GOD IT SEEMS TO ME
  • 12:32 AND LET HIM BRING THE RIGHT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP TO BEAR
  • 12:35 RATHER THAN SPEED UP THE PROCESS AND HURT OUR SELF IN THE PROCESS.
  • 12:39 I LIKE JEFF'S TEACHING.
  • 12:41 I LOVE THE EXAMPLE OF THE PHILISTINES HUGGING THE COAST
  • 12:45 AND OF COURSE DELILAH HUGGING AND TAKING OVER SAMSON.
  • 12:49 IT REMINDS ME IN 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15, VERSE 33.
  • 12:52 EVIL CORRUPTS GOOD HABITS AND GOOD COMPANY.
  • 12:56 THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF JEFF.
  • 12:58 EVIL DOES CORRUPT.
  • 13:01 BUT ON WHAT DONKEY DO WE WANT TO PIN THE TAIL?
  • 13:04 CERTAINLY DELILAH'S A TARGET.
  • 13:07 SHE'S THE BEGINNING OF THE TARGET.
  • 13:08 BUT SHE'S JUST PUTTY IN THE HANDS OF MALES
  • 13:11 THAT ARE USING HER AS A UTILITY TO TAKE OUT SAMSON.
  • 13:15 AND KEEP GOING.
  • 13:16 AND I SEE OTHER EXAMPLES IN THIS BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 13:18 BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL MAKE THEIR ENTRANCE INTO CANAAN PROPER
  • 13:24 IN THE DAYS OF MOSES.
  • 13:25 WAS A 24,000 MOABITE, MIDIANITE WOMEN SEDUCE, ENTICE,
  • 13:31 BUT THEY'RE SENT THERE BY THERE BY THEIR FATHERS.
  • 13:33 BUT TAKE IT TO THE VERY, VERY END.
  • 13:36 WHAT IS REALLY THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL?
  • 13:39 ...IS SATAN.
  • 13:41 YES, AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE IS A PARTICULAR CHINK IN THE ARMOR OF THE MALES OF SPECIES
  • 13:46 THAT THERE IS A WAY THAT WE CAN BE BROUGHT DOWN WITH SEXUAL TEMPTATION IN WAYS THAT WE WON'T FALL OTHER WAYS.
  • 13:55 I'M REMINDED, MEN ARE VISUAL.
  • 13:57 MEN ARE VISUAL CREATURES, WOMEN ARE NOT VISUAL, THEY'RE MORE "TOUCHY, FEELY" KIND OF THING.
  • 14:02 GOD USES EVERYTHING.
  • 14:04 SO DOES DEVIL.
  • 14:05 THE DEVIL'S NOT STUPID.
  • 14:07 HE KNOWS THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WAR AND HE KNOWS.
  • 14:10 IT REMINDS ME FRANKLY, EVE AND ADAM ARE THERE IN THEIR BIRTHDAY SUITS,
  • 14:14 HE'LL DO WHATEVER SHE TELLS HIM.
  • 14:16 "HERE, EAT."
  • 14:18 THAT'LL PROBABLY GET EDITED OUT.
  • 14:19 THAT'S PROBABLY A GOOD THING.
  • 14:21 BUT THE POINT IS THAT THE MALES OF THE SPECIES CAN BE MANEUVERED ABOUT.
  • 14:25 WOMEN KNOW THAT.
  • 14:26 THEY WANT TO GET A MALE.
  • 14:28 THEY USE SEXUALITY AS LEVERAGE.
  • 14:30 IT CAN BE A PROBLEM.
  • 14:33 WE NEED TO CONTROL OURSELVES.
  • 14:35 BUT WE ALSO NEED TO WATCH FOR EVIL.
  • 14:37 WHY ARE WE SURPRISED AT THE UNBELIEVER?
  • 14:39 THE UNBELIEVER ALWAYS BEHAVES LIKE AN UNBELIEVER.
  • 14:42 WE ARE BELIEVERS AND WE BELIEVE IN THE WORD, WE BELIEVE IN DOING RIGHT.
  • 14:46 THE UNBELIEVER - NOT EVEN ON THE SAME PAGE AS WE ARE.
  • 14:50 WHAT ABOUT THE BELIEVER, THE BELIEVING WOMAN?
  • 14:52 SHE HAS GOALS, SHE WANTS SOMETHING USING ASSETS
  • 14:56 IN ORDER TO GET SECURITY IN A MALE, THE ATTENTION OF A MALE.
  • 15:00 THIS STUFF CAN GO BAD EVEN FOR PEOPLE THAT PROFESS FAITH,
  • 15:03 CORRECT?
  • 15:04 YES AND NO.
  • 15:06 I THINK YOU CAN GET OFF TRACK BUT I THINK GOD ALWAYS BRINGS US BACK TO THE FOLD.
  • 15:09 I THINK HE ALWAYS PUTS US BACK ON TRACK.
  • 15:11 WELL, HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING. >>ABSOLUTELY
  • 15:13 AND THAT'S AMPLY DEMONSTRATED IN THE SAMSON STORY,
  • 15:15 DIFFICULTIES NOT WITHSTANDING.
  • 15:17 I DON'T WANT TO SAY THERE'S A HAPPY ENDING.
  • 15:19 BUT HOW DO YOU PUT IT?
  • 15:21 WELL, SAMSON KILLED MORE WHEN HE PULLED THE PILLARS DOWN THEN IN HIS WHOLE CAREER.
  • 15:24 SO GOD USED THAT TO GET HIS ENEMIES.
  • 15:28 SO I LOVE THAT.
  • 15:29 WE INTERVIEWED RUTH MATAR.
  • 15:31 SHE IS "WOMEN IN GREEN"
  • 15:33 AND JUST HAD A WONDERFUL INSIGHT ABOUT THE POLITICS, THE EVIL THAT'S GOING ON IN ISRAEL TODAY.
  • 15:40 BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 15:48 WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WOMEN IN THE BIBLE.
  • 15:50 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE WOMAN, WHY,
  • 15:52 WHAT ENCOURAGEMENT DOES SHE GIVE YOU?
  • 15:54 WHERE DO YOU SEE THE BIBLE TODAY?
  • 15:57 I THINK THERE IS AMAZING SIMILARITY BETWEEN WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW AND WHAT YOU FIND IN THE BIBLE.
  • 16:09 IT ALWAYS, WILL NEVER, NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME.
  • 16:14 AND MY FAVORITE ONE I THINK IS VORAH. ABSOLUTELY
  • 16:19 DEBORAH, SHE WAS A HERO.
  • 16:22 YES AND NOT ONLY WAS SHE A HEROINE, SHE WAS A JUDGE.
  • 16:27 SHE WAS A VERY SMART WOMEN.
  • 16:29 SHE WAS A PROPHETESS AND VERY HIGHLY THOUGHT OF. >>RIGHT
  • 16:35 AND SHE DID SOMETHING WHICH THE MEN AT THE TIME DID NOT DO.
  • 16:42 AND THAT WAS STAY.
  • 16:44 THEY WERE BEING ATTACKED BY THE CANAANITES, THE JEWS, THE JEWISH TRIBES AT THE TIME.
  • 16:49 AND SIMILAR AGAIN OF NOT REALLY THE POWERS THAT BE AT THE TIME
  • 16:58 DID NOT STAND UP TO THEM AND SHE RALLIED THE PEOPLE.
  • 17:03 SHE DID.SHE RALLIED THE PEOPLE.
  • 17:05 NOW, SHE WAS BEFORE GIDEON.
  • 17:06 I READ ABOUT HER BEFORE GIDEON. >>YES, RIGHT.
  • 17:08 AND I THINK WHAT GIDEON DID...
  • 17:10 AND SHE DID ALMOST THE SAME THING, GOT THE PEOPLE GOING, HAD THEM FIGHT FOR THEIR LAND.
  • 17:17 APPOINTED A GENERAL, BARAK
  • 17:19 RIGHT
  • 17:20 AND ALSO IT WASN'T SMOOTH GOING FOR HER.
  • 17:25 SHE WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT NOT ALL 12 TRIBES JOINED IN.
  • 17:32 SO YOU SEE THE SIMILARITY.
  • 17:34 YOU THINK OH THERE SHE WAS
  • 17:36 AND SHE JUST RALLIED THE TROOPS AND THEY ALL CAME RUNNING.
  • 17:40 BUT DOES THAT ENCOURAGE YOU?
  • 17:42 DOES THAT ENCOURAGE YOU TO SPEAK AND SAY, "LET ME BE STRONG FOR ISRAEL, LET ME SUPPORT ISRAEL"?
  • 17:47 DOES THAT HELP YOU AS YOU WALK THE WAY THAT YOU DO NOW?
  • 17:51 OH, ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 17:52 YOU KNOW TO SAY, "WELL, OH ITS SO HOPELESS", WHATEVER,
  • 17:57 THEN YOU READ ABOUT VORAH AND IT WAS MORE THAN HOPELESS THERE
  • 18:04 AND SHE JUST UP AND DID IT.
  • 18:08 SO WHERE DO YOU SEE POLITICS NOW?
  • 18:10 WHERE TO YOU SEE THE GOVERNMENT GOING, WHERE DO YOU SEE - I HEAR ASK IS NETANYAHU COMING BACK?
  • 18:15 WHERE DO YOU SEE POLITICS GOING NOW?
  • 18:18 I WAS NOT GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT MR. OLMERT,
  • 18:21 BUT I CAN SPEAK ABOUT IT IN THIS WAY.
  • 18:25 I JUST DISCOVERED THAT THERE WAS AN ARTICLE THAT HE WROTE
  • 18:30 BOASTING ABOUT HOW HE HAD TO CONVINCE ARIEL SHARON
  • 18:36 TO DISENGAGE FROM GAZA AND FROM SAMARIA.
  • 18:41 I THINK VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT.
  • 18:45 RIGHT, I THINK WE WERE ALL A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED IN THE DISENGAGEMENT.
  • 18:49 I DON'T THINK ITS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL WANTED TO DO.
  • 18:52 I THINK ITS SOMETHING THAT POLITICIANS...
  • 18:55 DECISIONS THAT THEY HAD TO MAKE AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH.
  • 18:58 YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK ABOUT?
  • 19:00 I THINK WE SHOULD BE MORE THAN A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED AS RELIGIOUS PEOPLE
  • 19:05 BECAUSE TALKING ABOUT THE ROAD MAP
  • 19:07 AND CARVING OUT AN ARAB STATE
  • 19:11 OUT OF THE LAND THAT WAS PROMISED TO US BY THE LORD.
  • 19:16 I THINK ITS MORE THAN DISAPPOINTMENT TO DO THAT FOR A JEWISH GOVERNMENT
  • 19:21 TO HAVE PULLED THESE PEOPLE OUT FROM THEIR HOME, ETC.
  • 19:28 IT WAS RIGHT AGAINST GOD'S WORD. >>I AGREE.
  • 19:31 ZOLA USED TO SAY TO ME, "WHEN GOD RAISES UP A PEOPLE, THE DEVIL RAISES ONE UP ALSO."
  • 19:36 I THINK WE'RE IN A SPIRITUAL WAR ALSO FOR OUR LIVES. >>OH, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 19:40 FOR OUR LIVES.
  • 19:41 ABSOLUTELY, THIS IS DEFINITELY A SPIRITUAL WAR.
  • 19:47 RIGHT
  • 19:48 AND I THINK WHAT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
  • 19:53 IS THAT THE WHOLE WESTERN WORLD DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WAR.
  • 20:01 AND YOU KNOW, IN THIS LATEST ARTICLE THAT I WROTE,
  • 20:05 I REMEMBERED ABOUT ERIC HOFFER..
  • 20:09 DO YOU REMEMBER ERIC HOFFER THE LONGSHOREMAN MAN? >>YES, I DO.
  • 20:11 AND I REMEMBERED,
  • 20:13 AND AT MY AGE I START TO FORGET THINGS.
  • 20:16 (Sandra laughing) SO DO I.
  • 20:19 BUT I DO REMEMBER THE LAST SENTENCE.
  • 20:21 THE LAST SENTENCE OF HIS ARTICLE WAS,
  • 20:24 "I HAVE AN UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING"
  • 20:27 "THAT AS IT GOES WITH ISRAEL SO IT GO WITH US." >>ABSOLUTELY. SO GOES AMERICA.
  • 20:35 AND I THINK ITS VERY TRUE.
  • 20:36 ITS WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS SAID. >>VERY TRUE.
  • 20:38 IT'S A DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 20:40 ISRAEL'S A DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 20:42 AMERICA'S ANOTHER DEMOCRACY.
  • 20:44 IF ISRAEL FALLS THERE'S NO REASON THAT AMERICA WOULDN'T FALL EITHER. >>YEAH
  • 20:48 AND SO WE HAVE TO BE VERY STRONG, VERY VIGILANT ON WHAT WE DO IN ISRAEL.
  • 20:52 ABSOLUTELY
  • 20:53 AND I THANK YOU FOR STAYING STRONG WITH ISRAEL.
  • 20:55 RUTH TALKED ABOUT EVIL IN THE WORLD AND LETS REMEMBER THAT EVIL IS NOT GENDER SPECIFIC.
  • 21:01 THERE ARE WAYS THAT EVIL UNFOLDS
  • 21:02 THROUGH THE FEMALES OF THE SPECIES
  • 21:04 AND THE MALES OF THE SPECIES.
  • 21:05 IT'S A REALITY, ITS THERE.
  • 21:07 IT IS THERE.
  • 21:08 WOMEN IN GREEN IS AN ORGANIZATION
  • 21:09 THAT REALLY BELIEVES IN ISRAEL,
  • 21:11 BELIEVES IN THE LAND OF THE BIBLE.
  • 21:13 RUTH MARTAR IS A JEWISH WOMAN WHO LOVES ISRAEL
  • 21:16 AND SHE'S VERY FAMILIAR WITH WHAT TERRORISTS DO
  • 21:20 AND HOW THEY REALLY CAN RIP APART THE LAND.
  • 21:22 AND SO I REALLY ALWAYS LIKE LISTENING TO HER.
  • 21:25 A LOT OF THINGS I DON'T AGREE WITH HER
  • 21:26 BUT AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER,
  • 21:29 SHE REALLY MAKES ME LOOK LEFT WING
  • 21:31 AND SHE'S VERY RIGHT WING.
  • 21:32 YOU KNOW WHEN YOU MENTION TERRORISTS
  • 21:34 OF COURSE ON THE HEELS OF A DISCUSSION WITH RUTH
  • 21:36 IT REMINDS ME THAT THE WAY WAR'S FOUGHT TODAY,
  • 21:39 ITS UNCONVENTIONAL AS IT WAS WITH DELILAH.
  • 21:42 RIGHT
  • 21:43 THAT IS THERE USED TO BE SOME HONOR IN WAR, IF YOU WILL,
  • 21:46 WHERE THE MALES OF THE SPECIES WOULD GO OUT
  • 21:47 AND THEY'D SQUARE OFF ONE AGAINST ANOTHER.
  • 21:49 BUT THIS IS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
  • 21:53 THIS IS UNCONVENTIONAL, USING WOMEN, AS PLOYS TO DESTROY.
  • 21:58 BUT ITS MORE ABOUT EVIL THAN IT IS A TESTIMONY TO WOMEN'S WANTING TO DEFILE THE MALES, CORRECT?
  • 22:05 RIGHT AND IT'S A DIFFERENT PROGRAM.
  • 22:06 I DON'T WANT TO DWELL ON EVERYTHING THAT'S EVIL
  • 22:09 BECAUSE I THINK WOMEN HAVE GREAT ATTRIBUTES.
  • 22:11 BUT I THINK WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT EVIL LOOKS LIKE, WHAT EVIL CAN DO.
  • 22:17 DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE'VE ONLY BEEN 260 YEARS IN RECORDED HISTORY
  • 22:22 THERE HAS NOT BEEN A WAR?
  • 22:24 260 YEARS
  • 22:25 MEN HAVE ALWAYS FOUGHT AND LIKE YOU SAY, IT HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS.
  • 22:30 THEY USED TO GO OUT IN THE SUMMER AND FIGHT BECAUSE THE WEATHER WAS GOOD.
  • 22:33 AND THEY'D ALL GO HOME IN THE WINTER AND THEY'D GO OUT IN THE SUMMER AGAIN.
  • 22:35 TALK ABOUT WHAT MEN DO,
  • 22:36 DO YOU THINK THE MALES OF THE SPECIES HAVE A HABIT OF
  • 22:38 VILIFYING THE WOMEN AS THE SEDUCTRESS, THE MANIPULATOR,
  • 22:42 THE BRING ME DOWN KIND OF ....
  • 22:44 OR IS THAT OVER PLAYED?
  • 22:45 NO, I DON'T KNOW, I LOOK AT THE CULTURE TODAY.
  • 22:47 I LOOK AT, AS YOU WILL, GIRLS GONE WILD DOWN IN FLORIDA SHOWING THEIR BIKINIS.
  • 22:54 AND THE CULTURE, OUR BRITNEY SPEARS, OUR SINGERS THAT WANT TO LOOK IN YOUR FACE SEXUALITY,
  • 23:02 I THINK REALLY DESTROYS MEN, I REALLY DO.
  • 23:05 AND TO THAT END LETS REMEMBER TO TURN OUR HEARTS TO GOD,
  • 23:08 TO REPENT OF SIN, TO GET RIGHT AND LIVE RIGHT.
  • 23:10 GOD HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR OUR LIVES
  • 23:13 AND THAT'S NOT REFLECTED ADEQUATELY IN THE PERSON OF DELILAH.
  • 23:18 SHALOM FROM JERUSALEM
  • 23:19 ACTUALLY WE'RE IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
  • 23:22 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE OLIVE TREES JEFF.
  • 23:24 OUR PEOPLE ARE BEHIND, THEY'RE LISTENING TO OUR GUIDE ZVI TALK
  • 23:27 AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO A BIBLE STUDY.
  • 23:29 AND THEY ARE HAVING A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 23:31 IF YOU FEEL THE LORD BECKONING YOU
  • 23:34 AND MYSTERIOUS IS THE BECKONING THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWING BELIEVERS TO THIS LAND FOR MILLENNIA
  • 23:39 DO JOIN US PLEASE FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 23:41 SANDRA AND I KNOW YOU'LL BE BLESSED.
  • 24:05 (Zola playing recorder)
  • 25:01 IN THESE FINAL MOMENTS JEFF I WANT TO TALK ABOUT EVIL, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT GOOD.
  • 25:05 NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT AN EDUCATOR
  • 25:08 AND HOW WOMEN EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN AND EDUCATE US TO GROW UP AND BE GREAT ADULTS.
  • 25:13 SO THAT'LL BE FUN TOO.
  • 25:14 WELL THERE'S 8 PROGRAMS IN THIS SERIES,
  • 25:16 ONE IS A STORY ABOUT A GIRL GONE BAD.
  • 25:18 RIGHT, JUST ONE.
  • 25:20 WE JUST HAD TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD WHAT EVIL CAN DO
  • 25:23 AND WHAT EVIL REALLY LOOKS LIKE.
  • 25:25 WE'VE GOT TO BE AWARE OF IT MORE TODAY THAN ANY OTHER TIME.
  • 25:28 AND I BELIEVE THAT TO BE THE CASE,
  • 25:29 PARTICULARLY IN OUR CULTURE,
  • 25:32 NOT JUST OURS BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 25:34 WHEN IT COMES TO SEXUALITY GETTING OUT OF THE BAG
  • 25:36 AND PEOPLE GOING BAD,
  • 25:39 ITS NOT JUST A PROBLEM WITH DELILAH, IT'S A PROBLEM THAT EXISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE.
  • 25:44 AND IF YOU'VE BEEN BITTEN BY THAT BUG
  • 25:49 AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE STORY OF DELILAH YOU CAN RELATE TO IT AND FEEL GUILTY,
  • 25:54 IF YOU EXPERIENCE SHAME AND GUILT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALL THIS
  • 25:58 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE'S A LAUNDER SOAP THAT CAN REMOVE THE STAIN FROM YOUR GARMENT.
  • 26:02 I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS,
  • 26:04 I BELIEVE THAT THERE'S A NEW LIFE AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE JESUS INTO THEIR HEART.
  • 26:09 THEY CAN BE BORN ANEW, THEY CAN GET A NEW SHOT.
  • 26:12 AND IF YOU NEED IT, GO FOR IT BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO EXPERIENCE THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS THAT'S AVAILABLE.
  • 26:18 THERE'S TOO MANY PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS KIND OF BUSINESS TODAY.
  • 26:23 WELL, AND WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 26:24 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LOCATION.
  • 26:27 DO YOU WANT TO BE FOREVER SEPARATED FROM GOD?
  • 26:29 OR DO YOU WANT TO BE FOREVER IN THE PIT OF HELL?
  • 26:32 AND I WANT TO BE WITH MY SAVIOR FOREVER.
  • 26:34 IT SEEMS THAT SEXUALITY HAS BEEN A TOOL IN THE HAND OF THE DEVIL
  • 26:38 TO BRING DOWN MORE THAN ONE PERSON.
  • 26:40 I AGREE
  • 26:41 STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK.
  • 26:42 "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 26:44 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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