Neither Jew, Nor Gentile
By The 700 Club
CBN.com -- Much of what
happens in our world is tied to Israel because it's God's chosen
nation. In this 700 Club interview with Sid Roth, the founder
of Messianic Vision, a nationally
syndicated radio, television and publishing ministry to Jews, you
will learn the significance of Yom Kippur, the most important holiday
in the Jewish year; God's desire to see Jews and gentiles united;
and Israel's link to revival.
PAT ROBERTSON: Sid, it's so nice to have you with us again. May
the Lord bless you and give you His peace. Shalom.
SID ROTH: Shalom to you.
P. ROBERTSON: Tell me about how you see Israel right now. This
is a day of atonement (Yom Kippur), and Jews all over the world
are fasting. It's a day of repentance. Tell us what Yom Kippur
means to the Jewish people.
ROTH: Let me state what atonement says. You cannot have Yom Kippur
without the shedding of blood. My father was born in Poland and
he used to have a custom where they would take a chicken and hold
it over their head and wring the neck and say, 'This life for
mine.' That, of course, fits in exactly with the Torah in the
book of Leviticus, where it says, 'Without the shedding of blood,
there's no atonement for sin.' Leviticus 17:11 says, 'I have given
the blood upon the altar as atonement for your sin.' It is the
blood that makes atonement for your sin.
I believe that you're talking about revival. We're talking today
about Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, and there is a
combination that God has been after for a long time that is about
ready to happen on planet earth that I believe will springboard
the revival. The basis is found in Ephesians, which says that
Jesus came to break the middle wall of separation between Jew
and gentile so that He could create one new man, who is Jesus,
in both of them. There has been a war, if you will, between the
devil and God. The devil tries to put the wall of separation between
Jew and gentile, and God tries to remove that wall.
Between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place, the high priest
would go in on Yom Kippur once a day. When Jesus died and rose
from the dead, the curtain separating those two was rent in half.
That wall of separation was divided and the glory could come out
like in David's tabernacle.
This next revival will be an outpouring of God's glory like we've
never seen before, but I believe, as I've studied Scripture, it
is contingent on Jesus' prayer from John 17:21. Jesus said, 'I
pray that they might be one.' The verse before tells us it is
Jews and gentiles. 'I pray that Jews and gentiles might be one
so that the world will believe.' But the next verse, John 17:22
says, 'The same glory that is on me will be on them.' When? When
Jews and gentiles become one new man in Jesus.
And I can tell you as a fact, I have one friend that works in
the former Soviet Union. He has had, over the last five years,
over 100,000 Jewish people making professions of faith. I have
distributed to every Jewish household in Moscow a copy of my book
'They Thought for Themselves,' which includes ten Jewish testimonies,'
in Russian, to every Jewish home in Moscow, every Jewish home
in St. Petersburg. You know what's going to happen, Pat? As the
anti-Semitism increases, these Jews are going to run for their
lives to Israel and have encounters -- they've already come to
know the Messiah. And out of Zion shall go forth the Lord and
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
P. ROBERTSON: It's getting ready to happen right now, isn't it?
There's no question about it. I just mentioned to Terry that when
Solomon built the temple and dedicated it, it was during the Feast
of Tabernacles. The priest went in, and when they put all the
furnishings in the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies, they said
a cloud came down and the glory of the Lord was so powerful that
they couldn't stand to minister. And that's what we're going to
see when that whole temple is established. That will be marvelous!
ROTH: The Hebrew word for glory, which is kabowd, is different
from the stereotype that comes into our heads when we hear the
glory of God. The Hebrew word for glory means 'a heaviness,' so
that's why the priest couldn't stand, because the glory was a
heaviness. And it literally made them prostrate on their faces.
At another point, the Scriptures say the glory was so heavy, they
couldn't even walk in. Could you picture someone with cancer or
diabetes or heart trouble walking into that tangible presence
of the living God? The two cannot coexist.
P. ROBERTSON: How do you see the prophetic significance of this
attack, the problem with the Palestinians, the pressures on Israel?
I mean, what do you see? This is obviously coming to a climax.
ROTH: I see it very clearly. There are patterns in Scriptures.
In the book of Corinthians, it says first the natural, then the
spiritual. And every time something major has happened to natural,
physical Israel, something major has happened in the outpouring
of God's Spirit. For instance, 1900, the first Zionist Congress,
what happened? The Pentecostal movement began. In 1948 Israel
became a nation. I just saw the clip on Billy Graham. Billy Graham
got started and all of the healing revivalists got started. In
1967, during the Six Day War, the Charismatic movement began.
We can take every battle, every victory.
There's a major, major battle coming up in Israel. It could be
any moment now. We know this is coming. I kind of believe it's
from Ezekiel 37 and 38. A lot of people don't know, but Russia
is very Muslim, and so when we hear about Russia invading Israel,
we think what would be the motivation? Well, that's Muslim, and
the linking of the Muslim nations. When this occurs, I believe
there will be a major release of God's Spirit on planet earth
on the church.
You're so right on for praying for revival at this moment. The
key to revival is repentance.
P. ROBERTSON: Amen. That's heavy hitting, brother. One last thing:
The role of Israel now, the people in Israel, the Bible says they're
going to look upon Him whom they have pierced, and Israel is,
in a sense, going to be saved in a day. Do you see some event
that's going to cause national repentance, or is it coming now
ROTH: It's coming right now. Muslims, as well as Jews, are having
major encounters with Jesus. There have been more Muslims that
have come to the Lord in the last decade than ever before in history.
There have been more Jews that have come to the Lord in the last
decade than ever before in history. They are coming to the Lord
through supernatural means, not natural means, because God says,
'Salvation has come to the gentile to provoke the Jew to jealousy.'
People say, 'I want a prophecy.' I'll give you one; it is written,
'Salvation has come to the gentile to provoke the Jew to jealousy.'
P. ROBERTSON: Ladies and gentlemen, Sid has written a book called
'The Last Lap: The Emergence of the One New Man.' That's going
to be in the stores in November. Sid, we just appreciate your
ministry. God bless you, my brother.
ROTH: Thank you.
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