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Episode: “Queens / Esther”
Though some women fall upon hard times, others fall upon good times. As seen in this brief treatment of the life of Esther, the biblical mandate to help the weak is accompanied by a mandate for the strong to use their influence for noble purposes.
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: “Queens / Esther” (8/8)

  • 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 OF ONE'S HEART...
  • 00:22 I'VE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER AND MORE FULFILLED...
  • 00:25 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...
  • 00:34 SHE'S STILL A CORNERSTONE OF WISDOM TO THE FAMILY...
  • 00:37 BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART...
  • 00:56 THIS WAS THE 2ND BANQUET I HAD PREPARED FOR MY KING
  • 00:59 AND A TREACHEROUS MAN, HAMAN.
  • 01:01 I WAS CHOSEN AS QUEEN OF PERSIA
  • 01:05 BUT NOW THE LIVES OF MY PEOPLE AND OF MY OWN WERE THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION.
  • 01:12 I DID MY BEST TO SELECT THE FINEST FOOD AND WINE FOR MY ENEMY.
  • 01:17 HE TRICKED THE KING INTO SIGNING AN EDICT TO ERADICATE THE JEWS
  • 01:22 BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW I WAS ONE OF THEM.
  • 01:26 I HAD ALREADY RISKED MY LIFE ONCE COMING BEFORE THE KING UNINVITED,
  • 01:30 AN ACT PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.
  • 01:33 BUT I FOUND FAVOR WITH HIM
  • 01:36 AND NOW IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO PETITION FOR MY PEOPLE
  • 01:40 AND REVEAL WHO I REALLY WAS.
  • 01:43 PERHAPS ELOHIM DID PUT ME HERE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 01:48 FOR WITHIN THE MOMENT I PLEADED BEFORE MY KING, HAMAN'S FATE WAS ALREADY SEALED...
  • 02:04 ...AT THE GALLOWS.
  • 02:16 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 02:18 JEFFREY SEIF HERE, WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 02:21 SHALOM WELCOME BACK
  • 02:22 WE'RE LOOKING AT A DRAMA OF ESTHER
  • 02:25 OR"HADASSAH" IN HEBREW.
  • 02:26 ESTHER, THE QUEEN...
  • 02:27 ...THE QUEEN!
  • 02:29 SHE WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THAT WAS SHE?
  • 02:30 NO, SHE STARTED OUT VERY HUMBLE.
  • 02:32 YES
  • 02:33 I LIKED IT BECAUSE SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT.
  • 02:36 YES AND I THINK WHAT HAPPENED TO HER WAS VERY DELIGHTFUL IN FACT.
  • 02:39 AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOOD THINGS CAN HAPPEN IN THIS WORLD.
  • 02:44 THE LORD HAD PROVIDENTIALLY, FORTUITOUSLY SHINED HIS LIGHT UPON HER
  • 02:49 AND HER STATION IN LIFE WAS RATCHETED UP CONSIDERABLY.
  • 02:53 SHE WAS VERY FORTUNATE BUT SHE USED HER INFLUENCE TO A NOBLE END.
  • 02:57 WOULD THAT WE ALL WERE SO MINDED.
  • 02:59 ABSOLUTELY.
  • 03:00 SHE DID,
  • 03:01 SHE DID EXACTLY AS SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO
  • 03:03 FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 03:05 WE'RE GOING TO ISRAEL
  • 03:06 AND WE'RE GOING TO WATCH JEFF TEACH ABOUT QUEEN ESTHER.
  • 03:08 BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 03:09 SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN.
  • 03:13 ITS GREAT TO BE NOTICED.
  • 03:14 ITS GREAT TO BE CHOSEN ISN'T IT?
  • 03:18 LITTLE GIRLS GROW UP WONDERING WHO WILL IT BE THAT THEY'LL SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIFE WITH.
  • 03:23 THE CONCEPT OF BEING CHOSEN.
  • 03:26 FACTORS IN THE FEMALE PSYCHE SO VERY SIGNIFICANTLY,
  • 03:29 NOT THAT I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE HAVING RAISED BUT BOYS ONLY.
  • 03:33 BUT I KNOW BOYS AND MY BOYS ARE ON THE HUNT LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL LADY,
  • 03:39 THE ONE THAT WILL GET THE ATTENTION AND THEN HOLD IT AS THEY MAKE THEIR JOURNEY FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB.
  • 03:47 IT'S A GREAT STORY, GREAT TO BE BLESSED, GREAT TO BE NOTICED,
  • 03:51 GREAT TO BE DOTED UPON, GREAT TO BE COUNTED SPECIAL.
  • 03:55 PEOPLE WANT IT AND ON A CERTAIN LEVEL PEOPLE NEED IT.
  • 03:58 SOME ARE BLESSED BY IT AT LEVELS MORE THAN OTHERS
  • 04:02 WHERE THEY'RE THE OBJECT OF PAMPERING AND ATTENTION, THE EXPENDITURE OF RESOURCE.
  • 04:07 YOU KNOW IN THE BIBLE THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE REFERRED TO AS THE "CHOSEN PEOPLE"
  • 04:12 AND BY ASSOCIATION THE CHURCH AS WELL IS GRAFTED INTO THAT CONCEPT.
  • 04:16 THAT IS THAT GOD HAS HIS EYE UPON THESE PEOPLE,
  • 04:21 REFERRED TO AS HIS BRIDE BOTH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT SENSE
  • 04:24 AS WELL AS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AS WELL, HIS BRIDE, HIS LOVE,
  • 04:29 THE OBJECT OF HIS PARTICULAR AFFECTIONS.
  • 04:32 OUR STORY TODAY ALIGHTS UPON ESTHER WHO PROVIDENTIALLY WAS BROUGHT INTO THE KING'S PRESENCE
  • 04:41 AND SHE SECURED HIS FAVOR AND HER LOT IN LIFE GREATLY WAS ENHANCED BY VIRTUE OF HER SO DOING.
  • 04:50 THE KINGS SEES HER, FAVORS HER AND WE'RE TOLD IN ESTHER, CHAPTER 2, VERSE 17
  • 04:57 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:06 HE NOTICED THAT SHE WAS PARTICULARLY BEAUTIFUL,
  • 05:09 BEYOND THAT SHE HAD OTHER CHARACTERISTICS THAT MADE HER ALL TOGETHER DESIRABLE.
  • 05:15 AND THE NET RESULT AGAIN IS THAT SHE HAD COME INTO A FORTUNATE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 05:21 SOME ARE MORE FORTUNATE THAN OTHERS.
  • 05:24 SOME ARE ENDOWED WITH BEAUTY IN EXCESS OF OTHERS OR SO ITS PERCEIVED.
  • 05:29 SOME COME INTO FINANCIAL MEANS BETTER THAN OTHERS, OR SO IT IS PERCEIVED.
  • 05:34 OF COURSE ITS ALL RELATIVE, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE MORE BEAUTIFUL.
  • 05:37 THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE RICHER.
  • 05:38 THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE WHO'S MORE POWERFUL.
  • 05:41 INSTEAD, HOWEVER, OF GOING AFTER JUST RAW BEAUTY AND RAW POWER,
  • 05:44 THE BIBLE ASKS A QUESTION AND THAT IS, "HOW DO WE USE OUR INFLUENCE?"
  • 05:50 I NEVER RAISED GIRLS, ONLY BOYS,
  • 05:53 BUT IF I HAD DAUGHTERS I'D PUT THE QUESTION TO THEM, BEAUTIFUL AS THEY ARE,
  • 05:56 "HOW DO YOU WANT TO USE THAT?",
  • 05:59 "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH THAT?"
  • 06:00 AND WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER THIS STORY
  • 06:04 AS WE EXPLORE WOMEN IN POWER IN THIS SERIES ON WOMEN IN THE BIBLE.
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  • 06:43 GOD HAS BLESSED US.
  • 06:45 IT SEEMS TO ME GOOD TO DO MORE IN LIFE THAN SIMPLY SEEK TO BE MORE BLESSED.
  • 06:50 IN THE CASE OF ESTHER, MORDECAI SAYS TO HER,
  • 06:54 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 07:07 IF I UNDERSTAND HIM CORRECTLY HE'S SAYING IN EFFECT,
  • 07:10 "LISTEN, YOU HAVE FOUND YOURSELF WITH A FAVORABLE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES IN LIFE."
  • 07:16 "WOULD YOU NOT DO WELL TO USE YOUR INFLUENCE NOW FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OTHERS?"
  • 07:22 THIS IS PREFERRED OVER FOREVER LOOKING TO ABSORB MORE AND MORE AND MORE OUT OF LIFE.
  • 07:28 I THINK THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF WHAT IT IS TO BE A GENUINELY BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING.
  • 07:36 THAT IS TO SAY, SOMEONE WHO HAS POWER, THEY COME UPON IT,
  • 07:40 BUT THEY OPT TO USE IT FOR GOOD AS THEY SHOULD OVER AND AGAIN
  • 07:46 SIMPLY LOOKING TO LEVERAGE MORE ATTENTION,
  • 07:48 MORE THINGS, WHATEVER, OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
  • 07:52 THAT INDIVIDUALS CAN BE TRANSFORMED IN THIS REGARD AS ATTESTED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 07:57 AS WELL AS WAS JUST NOTED A MOMENT AGO IN THE OLD.
  • 08:01 IN THE 16TH CHAPTER OF THE BOOK OF ACTS THERE'S AN ORTHODOX RABBI ON A JOURNEY.
  • 08:09 "RAV SHAUL", THE APOSTLE PAUL SO CALLED IS TRAVELING ABOUT
  • 08:13 AND HE HAS NOT FOUND IT IN HIS HEART TO BE MINISTERING ISRAEL PROPER.
  • 08:19 HE USES HIS ENERGIES TO INVEST HIMSELF IN EXPANDING THE MESSIAH'S KINGDOM BEYOND ISRAEL'S BORDERS.
  • 08:29 AND THIS THE APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES FOREVER GOES INTO TOWNS AND VILLAGES
  • 08:34 AND HE FINDS JEWISH SYNAGOGUES THERE AND AT SUCH A TIME AS THIS HE'S IN A PLACE CALLED PHILLIPI.
  • 08:41 IT'S A GRECO-ROMAN CITY
  • 08:43 BUT HE HAPPENS UPON SOME JEWS THAT ARE MEETING.
  • 08:45 I WANT TO PICK UP IN CHAPTER 16, VERSE 13 WHERE IT'S THE SABBATH AND HE GOES OUT TO QUOTE,
  • 08:52 "SIT DOWN AND SPEAK TO WOMEN THAT WERE MEETING AROUND THE SYNAGOGUE."
  • 08:56 HE HAPPENS UPON ONE IN PARTICULAR LUKE TELLS US,
  • 09:06 IN NOTING THAT SHE WAS A SELLER OF PURPLE
  • 09:08 THIS ISN'T UNDERSCORING THAT IF YOU GO INTO HER SHOP ALL SHE HAS IS PURPLE GOODS.
  • 09:12 ACTUALLY THERE'S AN EXPRESSION IN ROMAN CULTURE TO WEAR THE PURPLE.
  • 09:17 THIS BESPEAKS THOSE THAT HAVE MEANS, WEALTH, TYPICALLY ITS AN EMBLEM OF ROYALTY
  • 09:24 AND THIS IS A WOMAN WHO'S A SELLER OF PURPLE.
  • 09:27 SHE IS A FINE CLOTHIER AND SHE'S A WOMAN OF MEANS HERSELF.
  • 09:32 WE'RE TOLD IN THE TEXT...
  • 09:41 THIS IS A WOMAN WHO'S PART OF JEWISH COMMUNAL LIFE IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD.
  • 09:45 PAUL, A JEWISH RABBI COME TO FAITH IS SHARING THE MESSAGE OF ISRAEL'S MESSIAH
  • 09:51 AND HERE IN THE ROMAN COLONY HER HEART IS OPENED.
  • 09:55 A WOMAN OF MEANS, AND WHAT DOES SHE DO?
  • 09:58 WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 15...
  • 10:05 COURSE THE MIKVAH IS A RITUAL BATH,
  • 10:09 IT WAS USED FOR PURIFICATION PURPOSES IN THE JEWISH WORLD.
  • 10:12 INDIVIDUALS WERE IMMERSED THROUGH THE MIKVAH
  • 10:15 IN ANTICIPATION OF MARRIAGE, SACRED DAYS
  • 10:19 AND HERE NOW INDIVIDUALS ARE BAPTIZED
  • 10:23 IN THE WAKE OF THEIR RESPONDING TO THE MESSAGE OF ISRAEL'S MESSIAH,
  • 10:27 THE MESSAGE THAT THE MESSIAH HAS COME.
  • 10:30 NOW WORTHY OF NOTE HERE IS THAT THIS WOMAN HEEDS THE CALL
  • 10:34 AND SHE INVESTS HER ENERGIES SUCH THAT HER FAMILY NOW GETS CAUGHT UP IN HER MOMENTUM.
  • 10:41 BUT NOT ONLY THAT, WE'RE TOLD AS WELL THAT IN THE WAKE OF HER BEING BAPTIZED, "SHE BEGGED US".
  • 10:48 LUKE IS SPEAKING OF HIMSELF AND PAUL AND THOSE IN THE PARTY.
  • 10:52 SHE SAYS "PLEASE", EARNESTLY SHE SAYS....
  • 10:59 SHE HAS A SIZEABLE HOME, SHE HAS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS, SHE HAS INFLUENCE.
  • 11:06 AND WHAT DOES SHE DO?
  • 11:07 SHE'S USING IT.
  • 11:10 COULD IT BE THAT WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS, WOMEN, MEN
  • 11:15 AND YOU COUNT YOURSELF FORTUNATE.
  • 11:18 OTHERS MAY WELL COUNT YOU FORTUNATE THROUGH BEAUTY,
  • 11:21 THROUGH WEALTH, THROUGH WHERE YOU ARE IN THE SOCIAL LADDER.
  • 11:25 LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.
  • 11:26 WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?
  • 11:30 LET ME ANSWER THAT FOR YOU.
  • 11:32 AND THAT IS IF SOMEONE REALLY HAS THE "RUACH HAKODESH", THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THEIR HEART
  • 11:37 I THINK WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE THE LORD WOULD HAVE US TAP ON THE BRAKES A LITTLE BIT.
  • 11:41 ITS NOT ABOUT GOING FASTER THROUGH LIFE, ITS NOT ABOUT GOING FURTHER.
  • 11:46 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARN FROM ESTHER AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARN FROM LYDIA
  • 11:51 AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARN FROM SALVATION EXPERIENCE,
  • 11:55 ITS NOT ALL ABOUT BUILDING BARNS AND TEARING THEM DOWN AND BUILDING BIGGER BARNS.
  • 12:01 WE GET TO A POINT WHERE WE REACH A POINT.
  • 12:04 WHEN WE WERE A CHILD WE ACT LIKE A CHILD, WE THINK AND WE FUNCTION LIKE ONE
  • 12:07 BUT THEN WHEN WE MATURE WE PUT AWAY CHILDISH WAYS
  • 12:11 AND WE LEARN ITS ABOUT LOVING OTHERS, NOT JUST ABSORBING SO MUCH OF IT OURSELVES.
  • 12:16 I COUNT MYSELF BLESSED AND ASK THE QUESTION,
  • 12:19 HOW CAN I DO WELL IN THIS WORLD TO SERVE GOD AND OTHERS?
  • 12:22 MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WOULD DO LIKEWISE AS WE CONSIDER
  • 12:26 THE JUST AND EQUITABLE USE OF POWER AND BEAUTY IN THIS OUR SERIES ON WOMEN IN THE BIBLE.
  • 12:34 THAT'S JEFF TALKING ABOUT LYDIA AND ESTHER.
  • 12:37 ESTHER AND LYDIA,
  • 12:38 SAME KIND OF WOMAN;
  • 12:40 GOD USES EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE
  • 12:42 TO HIS GLORY.
  • 12:43 LYDIA WAS VERY WEALTHY
  • 12:45 AND SHE USED THAT TO FURTHER THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 12:47 HERE ESTHER WAS, MADE QUEEN
  • 12:50 AND USED THAT TO PROTECT HER PEOPLE.
  • 12:52 SO GOD USES ALL OF US IN OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 12:54 ITS SEEMS TO ME THAT SO MANY HAVE AN INSATIABLE APPETITE,
  • 12:57 WE NEED MORE CLOTHES, MORE WARDROBE,
  • 12:59 MORE OF THIS AND MORE OF THAT. >>RIGHT, RIGHT
  • 13:01 MORE BEAUTY PRODUCT, >>MORE BARNS.
  • 13:02 MORE WHATEVER.
  • 13:04 THESE WOMEN WERE ABLE TO PUT THE BREAKS ON AND SAY, ENOUGH'S, ENOUGH,
  • 13:06 I WANT TO USE WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT FOR SOMETHING BEYOND WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT.
  • 13:09 AND RECOGNIZE THAT.
  • 13:11 THAT WAS THE OTHER PART.
  • 13:13 LYDIA RECOGNIZED WHO PAUL WAS AND RECOGNIZED THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB
  • 13:17 AND THEN HERE IS ESTHER KNOWING THAT SHE WAS JEWISH,
  • 13:20 KNOWING WHAT HER ROOTS WERE AND STANDING UP FOR IT.
  • 13:23 SO THOSE ARE GREAT WOMEN TO ME.
  • 13:26 YES THEY ARE
  • 13:27 AND WOULD THAT MORE INDIVIDUALS, WOMEN AND MEN ALIKE,
  • 13:30 WERE MINDED TO PERFORM AT THAT LEVEL.
  • 13:32 NOW HEAR ME, ITS JUST NOT ALL ABOUT YOU,
  • 13:34 ITS NOT JUST ALL ABOUT ME
  • 13:37 AND AS SANDRA REMINDED
  • 13:38 ITS NOT JUST ABOUT TEARING DOWN BARNS
  • 13:40 AND BUILDING BIGGER BARNS,
  • 13:42 ITS NOT ALL ABOUT WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS. >>RIGHT, RIGHT.
  • 13:45 AT THE NAME OF THE GAME WE DO WELL TO HAVE A LIFE BEYOND OURSELVES
  • 13:50 AND THESE WOMEN DO THAT QUITE WELL.
  • 13:51 AND HOW SATISFIED MUST THEY HAVE FELT KNOWING THEY WERE DOING GOD'S WORK?
  • 13:55 THERE'S NOTHING BETTER FOR ME I KNOW,
  • 13:58 THAT WHEN I'M IN HIS WILL AND THAT I'M DOING HIS WORK THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY.
  • 14:03 WE LIKE TO PAMPER OURSELVES A LITTLE.
  • 14:04 WE ALL HAVE OUR LITTLE NICETIES BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT CAN'T BE EVERYTHING.
  • 14:09 BUT ITS NOT, LETS TALK ABOUT PAMPERING HERE.
  • 14:11 HOW DID YOU TALK ME INTO THIS? >>(SANDRA LAUGHING)
  • 14:13 WE'RE GOING TO A SPA IN ISRAEL.
  • 14:15 JEFF WAS SUCH A GREAT GUY ABOUT THIS.
  • 14:18 WE PUT MUD ALL OVER JEFF AND PUT HIM IN A SPA
  • 14:21 BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED YOU TO FEEL LIKE
  • 14:24 WHAT WOMEN REALLY GO THROUGH.
  • 14:26 IT WAS SO....
  • 14:27 YOU WERE REALLY A GOOD SPORT!
  • 14:28 I HAVE A FRESH PERSPECTIVE. >>(SANDRA LAUGHING)
  • 14:30 ALL THIS BEAUTY TREATMENT STUFF. PLEASE.
  • 14:32 IT WAS REALLY FUN, WE HAD A GOOD TIME DOING IT.
  • 14:34 I THINK YOU'LL ENJOY JEFF IN THE SPA.
  • 14:45 WE'RE AT THE MOUNT ZION HOTEL
  • 14:47 IN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
  • 14:49 AND MY FRIEND JEFF
  • 14:51 HAS AGREED TO VOLUNTEER TO GET A MUD FACIAL TONIGHT.
  • 14:54 THIS IS SOMETHING THAT PROBABLY ESTHER WOULD HAVE DONE
  • 14:57 PREPARING TO VISIT HER KING.
  • 15:00 WE'RE IN A WONDERFUL SPA
  • 15:02 AND LOOKING AROUND THERE ARE, LOOKS LIKE PERSIAN LAMPS
  • 15:06 AND I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'LL REALLY ENJOY.
  • 15:10 JEFF?
  • 15:11 I HOPE THEY LIKE IT BETTER THAN ME. >>(SANDRA LAUGHING)
  • 15:13 I THINK I'LL LIKE.
  • 15:14 IT WILL BE GREAT.
  • 15:16 WOMEN GO THROUGH A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS
  • 15:17 THINK ABOUT WHAT ESTHER WENT THROUGH.
  • 15:19 SHE WAS MASSAGED WITH MYRRH,
  • 15:20 OIL OF MYRRH, FOR 6 MONTHS
  • 15:23 AND THEN SHE HAD COSMETICS AND BEAUTY TREATMENTS.
  • 15:26 AVI IS GOING TO PUT MUD YOUR FACE
  • 15:29 AND ITS JUST KIND OF A FEELING
  • 15:31 OF WHAT WOMEN MIGHT HAVE GONE THROUGH.
  • 15:33 WE'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE ON THE TOUR WITH US
  • 15:36 THAT ARE KIND OF WATCHING US
  • 15:37 AND WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH ESTHER
  • 15:39 AND TALKING ABOUT MUD ON YOUR FACE.
  • 15:42 SO AVI, MAKE ME LOOK BETTER FOR MY WIFE.
  • 15:45 I WILL, I WILL.
  • 15:46 THE MUD IS WARM.
  • 15:48 THE MUD IS WARM AND WE WILL...
  • 15:50 REMEMBER THAT ESTHER WAS MASSAGED,
  • 15:51 SHE WAS TAKEN CARE OF,
  • 15:54 SHE WAS PAMPERED,
  • 15:56 SHE WAS WONDERFULLY TREATED.
  • 16:00 SO FOR MY WIFE PATTY,
  • 16:01 "DEAR I'M DOING THIS FOR YOU."
  • 16:03 ALRIGHT JEFF ARE YOU READY?
  • 16:05 YES, SIR.
  • 16:06 ALRIGHT, THE TORTURE WILL START NOW.
  • 16:08 OKAY DOC
  • 16:10 OH, HE'S MASSAGING.
  • 16:12 (WHISPERING) OH, THIS IS GREAT!
  • 16:15 THE MUD IS ON.
  • 16:16 WERE IN A TILE SPA
  • 16:19 SO ITS GETS VERY QUITE,
  • 16:21 VERY PEACEFUL....
  • 16:26 THE MUD IS FULL OF MINERALS
  • 16:28 I RUB IT ON THE FACE
  • 16:30 TO GET IN THE SKIN
  • 16:31 AND UNDER THE SKIN
  • 16:33 TO CIRCULATE THE BLOOD BETTER
  • 16:36 AND THEN TO TAKE OUT ALL THE DEAD CELLS FROM THE BODY
  • 16:40 BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH MINERAL IN THE MUD.
  • 16:46 IS THE MUD FROM THE DEAD SEA?
  • 16:48 OF COURSE, IN THE DEAD SEA
  • 16:49 AND IT'S A GOOD QUALITY AND FULL OF GOOD THINGS.
  • 16:52 WHAT IS IN IT?
  • 16:54 WHAT IS IN THIS MUD?
  • 16:55 EVERYTHING OR ..?
  • 16:56 THERE'S A LOT OF SALT,
  • 16:58 A LOT OF SEA MINERALS BASICALLY
  • 17:01 THAT IS VERY, VERY TINY
  • 17:03 THAT CAN GO THROUGH THE SKIN
  • 17:06 AND TAKE OFF THE WHOLE DEAD CELLS.
  • 17:11 I'M GOING TO THE BONES AND INTO THE MUSCLES
  • 17:14 AND GIVE THE MUSCLES AND THE BONES
  • 17:16 THE MINERAL OIL THAT NEED TO HELP.
  • 17:19 AND YOUR MASSAGING HIM AS YOU GO.
  • 17:21 AND I'M MASSAGING IT INTO THE SKIN,
  • 17:23 DEEP ENOUGH TO GO THROUGH IT.
  • 17:27 WELL HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S ENJOYING IT,
  • 17:28 HE'S RESTING A LITTLE BIT.
  • 17:30 RIGHT
  • 17:33 6 TO 12 MONTHS ESTHER WOULD HAVE DONE THIS.
  • 17:35 SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A MASSAGE,
  • 17:37 SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN PAMPERED,
  • 17:38 SHE WOULD HAVE... BEEN OIL ON HER FACE,
  • 17:42 THE COSMETICS, BEAUTY TREATMENTS.
  • 17:44 THIS IS WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE DONE
  • 17:47 EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR A YEAR
  • 17:50 GETTING READY TO MEET HER KING.
  • 17:52 I'M REMINDED OF THE PARALLEL
  • 17:54 THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THE OUTSIDE MUD,
  • 17:57 WE CAN COME TO MESSIAH JUST THE WAY WE ARE.
  • 18:01 HE KNOWS OUR HEARTS,
  • 18:02 HE KNOWS WHAT WE LOOK LIKE ON THE INSIDE.
  • 18:05 IN ESTHER IT SAYS THAT SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL IN FORM AND IN FIGURE.
  • 18:09 SHE WAS LOVELY TO BEGIN WITH
  • 18:11 SO THE COSMETIC TREATMENT PROBABLY JUST ENHANCED HER BEAUTY.
  • 18:16 SHE GAINED FAVOR WHEREVER SHE WENT.
  • 18:18 PEOPLE LOVED HER.
  • 18:20 HER HEART WAS GOOD.
  • 18:23 SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN INSIDE AND OUT.
  • 18:28 OH, YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD JEFF.
  • 18:30 THAT MUD IS ALL OVER YOUR FACE.
  • 18:33 THIS IS GREAT!
  • 18:34 OH, THIS IS GOOD!
  • 18:42 SO HOW OFTEN WOULD YOU DO THIS AVI?
  • 18:43 HOW OFTEN?
  • 18:45 I'D SAY, EVERY MONTH
  • 18:48 ITS LIKE A COSMETIC TREATMENT
  • 18:50 JUST NATURAL TREATMENT FROM THE DEAD SEA.
  • 18:52 YOU NEED TO BE AROUND THE DEAD SEA TO HAVE IT SO OFTEN,
  • 18:55 BUT IF YOU CAN DO IT AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN IT WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH.
  • 19:06 HOW IS IT FEELING JEFF?
  • 19:08 I'VE NEVER HAD THIS FEELING BEFORE!
  • 19:11 BUT YOU KNOW DOWN IN THE DEAD TO SEA,
  • 19:12 WE GO TO THE DEAD SEA
  • 19:13 AND THERE ARE THESE VATS OF MUD
  • 19:16 AND PEOPLE TAKE THE MUD,
  • 19:17 THEY PUT IT ALL OVER THEIR BODIES
  • 19:19 AND THEY GO DOWN TO THE DEAD SEA TO GO WASH IT OFF.
  • 19:21 THEIR SKIN IS GORGEOUS!
  • 19:23 YOUR NOT GOING TO BELIEVE HOW GORGEOUS
  • 19:25 YOUR SKIN'S GOING TO BE.
  • 19:26 WELL YOU'RE GOING TO SEND ME HOME
  • 19:27 TO MY WIFE PATTY AND MY FRIENDS
  • 19:28 ALL LOOKING BETTER HUH?
  • 19:30 I THINK SO.
  • 19:31 YOU KNOW ITS AMAZING WHAT A WOMAN WILL GO THROUGH.
  • 19:33 ESTHER IN THE BIBLE WENT THROUGH THIS COSMETIC TREATMENT
  • 19:37 FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR.
  • 19:39 EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR
  • 19:41 SHE DID SOMETHING,
  • 19:42 SOME KIND OF COSMETIC
  • 19:43 OR A MASSAGE OR SPECIAL FOOD,
  • 19:45 SHE WAS TREATED WELL.
  • 19:48 ALL IN THE INTEREST OF SECURING THE FANCY OF A MALE.
  • 19:51 WELL BUT SHE HAD ONE CHANCE.
  • 19:53 SHE HAD ONE CHANCE TO BECOME QUEEN.
  • 19:56 YEAH I THINK KING SAW SOMETHING IN HER BEYOND SKIN DEEP,
  • 19:59 SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL IN HER OWN LIGHT
  • 20:01 BUT SHE HAD AN INNER BEAUTY THAT EVEN CAME FORTH
  • 20:03 THAT WASN'T DEVELOPED THROUGH ALL OF THIS.
  • 20:05 AND DID YOU KNOW WHEN SHE WENT BEFORE THE KING
  • 20:07 SHE WORE VERY LITTLE JEWELRY.
  • 20:09 HE SAW ONLY HER
  • 20:12 AND I THINK THAT'S SUCH A TALE FOR US
  • 20:15 THAT WE NEED TO COME BEFORE MESSIAH WITH OURSELVES.
  • 20:18 WELL, I'M MORE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT A WOMAN GOES THROUGH, HOWEVER,
  • 20:23 AFTER GOING THROUGH THIS BRIEFLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.
  • 20:25 BUT THAT'S THE POINT.
  • 20:27 THAT'S THE POINT THAT I THINK WE WANTED PEOPLE
  • 20:28 TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE WOULD GO THROUGH
  • 20:31 TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.
  • 20:33 JUST A DAYS WORK FOR A WOMAN TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
  • 20:35 I'M MORE SYMPATHETIC TO THE WHOLE THING OF PUTTING ON MAKEUP TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
  • 20:39 FOR ME IT'S A QUICK SHAVE AROUND THE NECK AND I'M GONE.
  • 20:41 THAT IS TRUE.
  • 20:42 WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT THEN MEN.
  • 20:44 JUST TO PLEASE THE MALE, AMAZING,
  • 20:46 OR MAYBE THAT'S OVER SIMPLISTIC,
  • 20:48 JUST TO FEEL PRESENTABLE.
  • 20:50 RIGHT, TO FEEL PRETTY,
  • 20:52 WE'RE PRETTY ON THE INSIDE
  • 20:54 AND PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE
  • 20:55 AND THAT'S WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT I GUESS.
  • 20:57 WELL I'VE LEARNED SOMETHING HERE.
  • 20:59 THANK YOU.
  • 21:00 YOU'RE WELCOME
  • 21:01 THANK YOU FOR BEING A GOOD SPORT!
  • 21:02 PATTY WILL LOVE IT!
  • 21:03 I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAYS.
  • 21:08 THAT'S JEFF IN THE SPA.
  • 21:10 SO TELL ME WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT IT?
  • 21:12 NOT VERY MUCH.
  • 21:13 I KNOW, IT WAS FUNNY.
  • 21:14 IT WASN'T MY FAVORITE EXPERIENCE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
  • 21:17 I KNOW YOU WERE LAYING THERE...
  • 21:19 IT WAS KIND OF LIKE
  • 21:20 IF YOU COULD GET UP AND GOT OUT YOU WOULD HAVE GONE.
  • 21:22 I JUST DON'T DO THAT SORT OF THING.
  • 21:23 YOU KNOW I CUT MY OWN HAIR,
  • 21:25 I'M NOT GIVEN TO ALL THAT PAMPERING.
  • 21:27 WELL I KNOW BUT THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT THAT YOU FELT WHAT SHE FELT.
  • 21:30 THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT.
  • 21:31 IN THAT SENSE IT AMAZES ME
  • 21:32 THAT WHAT A WOMAN GOES THROUGH.
  • 21:34 OF COURSE I SEE MY WIFE PATTY
  • 21:35 PUTTING HER MAKEUP IN THE MORNING AND WHAT HAVE YOU.
  • 21:37 BUT THERE'S A LOT OF ENERGY INVESTED
  • 21:40 IN WANTING TO DO OUR BEST TO LOOK OUR BEST,
  • 21:42 TO GO OUT THERE IN THE WORLD
  • 21:43 AND WOULD HOPE TO SECURE A MALE'S ATTENTION,
  • 21:46 I DON'T THINK INDIVIDUALS SHOULD DO THAT IN ORDER OR THAT.
  • 21:48 I THINK WE SHOULD JUST WANT TO LOOK OUR BEST FOR OURSELVES.
  • 21:51 RIGHT, I AGREE.
  • 21:52 ITS AMAZING WHAT PEOPLE GO THROUGH.
  • 21:53 I AGREE BUT THE VISUAL IS GOOD.
  • 21:55 I LIKE THE VISUAL WITH IT.
  • 21:56 BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 21:59 ♪MOUNTING WITH WINGS AS EAGLES♪
  • 22:06 ♪READY TO RUN THE RACE♪
  • 22:43 ♪FOR THOSE WHO WAIT UPON ME TO THEM I GIVE MY GRACE♪
  • 22:55 ♪MOUNTING WITH WINGS AS EAGLES♪
  • 23:02 ♪READY TO RUN THE RACE♪
  • 23:10 IN A MOMENT WE'RE GONNA PUT A WRAP ON THIS SERIES.
  • 23:14 BEFORE DOING SO I'D LIKE TO UNDERSCORE
  • 23:16 THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW.
  • 23:20 AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH HERE.
  • 23:22 WE WANTED TO VISIT THE HEBREW BIBLE PRINCIPALLY
  • 23:25 THOUGH NOT EXCLUSIVELY
  • 23:26 AND SEE THE KIND OF IMAGES THAT EMERGE
  • 23:29 FOR A MOTHER, FOR A WOMAN,
  • 23:31 AND WE EXPLORED A NUMBER OF VENUES HERE
  • 23:34 AND WE HOPE ITS HELPFUL.
  • 23:36 BECAUSE ITS IMPORTANT FOR US TO LEARN HOW TO BE IN THIS WORLD
  • 23:38 AS MEN AND WOMEN. CORRECT?
  • 23:40 AND THAT WAS THE POINT OF THE WHOLE SERIES WAS A GUIDELINE, SORT OF A BLUEPRINT OF WOMEN.
  • 23:45 WE TALKED ABOUT EVE, THE WIFE, WHAT IS THE WIFE TO DO?
  • 23:48 TO BE BY HER HUSBAND'S SIDE, BE NEXT TO HIM.
  • 23:51 MOTHER, HANNAH.
  • 23:53 HANNAH A WONDERFUL MOTHER, DEVOTED MOTHER,
  • 23:54 THESE ARE WOMEN THAT WE CAN ASPIRE TO BE
  • 23:58 NOT THAT THEY'RE PERFECT BUT THEY GIVE US SOME GREAT GUIDELINES.
  • 24:01 WE TALKED ABOUT THE UNNAMED WIDOW, THE FAITH THAT SHE HAD.
  • 24:05 THE FAITH THAT SHE HAD.
  • 24:07 WE TALKED LOIS AND EUNICE,
  • 24:08 THEY'RE WONDERFUL EDUCATORS,
  • 24:10 EDUCATORS OF TIMOTHY AND HIS HEART AND SOUL.
  • 24:13 THOSE WERE WONDERFUL WOMEN.
  • 24:15 ESTHER, THE QUEEN, THE QUEEN.
  • 24:16 SAVED ALL HER PEOPLE.
  • 24:19 QUEEN INSIDE AND OUT.
  • 24:21 AGAIN, JUST, I THINK, TERRIFIC.
  • 24:22 AND THEN WE TALK ABOUT ABIGAIL
  • 24:24 BEING A VERY, VERY SMART COUNSELOR.
  • 24:26 KNEW THAT DAVID WAS GOING TO BE KING, KNEW WHO HE WAS.
  • 24:31 SO SHE DID WELL.
  • 24:32 I LOVE THAT THE BIBLE IS FULL OF NARRATIVE TOO,
  • 24:34 NOT JUST LECTURES ABOUT HOW TO BE,
  • 24:36 BUT THEY'RE STORIES
  • 24:38 AND A MAN AND A WOMAN CAN ENTER INTO THE WORLD OF THE STORIES
  • 24:41 AND GET CUES FOR HOW TO BE IN LIFE.
  • 24:44 AND ALSO HOW NOT TO BE.
  • 24:46 WE LOOKED AT DELILAH
  • 24:48 WHO WAS THE WORST POSSIBLE THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO A MAN
  • 24:52 TO HAVE A HORRIBLE WOMAN IN HIS LIFE.
  • 24:55 YES, I THINK ITS TRAGIC,
  • 24:57 SO MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE RUDDERLESS.
  • 24:59 AND WHAT I WANT TO DO IS SPEAK TO YOU FOR A MOMENT.
  • 25:03 IF YOU FIND YOURSELF DISORIENTED IN LIFE
  • 25:06 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I BELIEVE THAT YOU COULD OPEN UP THE PAGES OF SCRIPTURES
  • 25:10 AND YOU CAN GET A CUE FOR HOW TO BE IN LIFE.
  • 25:13 BUT ITS NOT JUST INTELLECTUAL ENDEAVOR,
  • 25:16 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU AT THE FIRST TO OPEN UP YOUR HEART TO THE REALITY
  • 25:20 THAT SIN MAKES A SEPARATION BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN AND GOD
  • 25:26 AND THE WAY THAT YOU RECTIFY THAT
  • 25:27 IS BY APPEALING TO THE ONE WHO CAME TO BE AN OFFERING FOR SIN
  • 25:31 AND THAT'S JESUS.
  • 25:33 ONE CAN BE FORGIVEN BY VIRTUE OF REACHING UP TO HIM AND OUT INTO THE FUTURE,
  • 25:36 THERE CAN BE THE FORGIVENESS OF SIN, THE FILLING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND A NEW LIFE.
  • 25:42 AND WITH THAT NEW LIFE AVAILABLE WE CAN OPEN UP THE BIBLE
  • 25:46 AND FIND AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL HERE REPLETE WITH MANY STORIES
  • 25:50 TO HELP US COME TO TERMS WITH WHO WE OUGHT TO BE IN THE WORLD.
  • 25:53 OH I WISH YOU WOULD DO THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 25:56 THIS IS BIBLICAL BROADCASTING.
  • 25:58 WE DO IT NOT TO MAKE IT INTERESTING.
  • 26:00 WE'RE NOT JUST INTERESTED IN INFORMATION, WE'RE INTERESTED IN TRANSFORMATION.
  • 26:04 AND WOULD THAT YOU WOULD RESPOND, WE WOULD INDEED BE PLEASED.
  • 26:08 I REALLY COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER JEFF.
  • 26:11 WE ARE SINNERS.
  • 26:13 WE NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SIN AND THAT YESHUA HAMASHIACH DIED FOR THOSE SINS.
  • 26:19 WE ARE CLEANSED, WE ARE PURE AGAIN.
  • 26:22 WE PUT ON THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 26:24 WE ARE THE QUEEN OF THE KING.
  • 26:27 RIGHT, A MAN CAN LEARN HOW TO BE AT LIFE, START ALL OVER AGAIN
  • 26:30 AND A WOMAN CAN LEARN AS WELL.
  • 26:32 ALL PEOPLE, THERE'S NEW BEGINNINGS.
  • 26:33 AMEN, THANK FOR WATCHING.
  • 26:35 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES,
  • 26:37 AND AS YOU GO,
  • 26:39 "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 26:40 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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