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I received a copy of the “Jesus Boat – Witness To Prophecy” DVD from Elliott at Edify Media, Inc. I hadn’t heard of this movie before, but just by looking at the cover and seeing that it featured Skip Heitzig, Joel Rosenberg and more, I was definitely interested in it!
The story started out with Skip being the narrator and telling of the rebirth of Israel as a nation, and how a unlikely artifact was found under the Sea of Galilee. It was amazing to hear all of the details of how this was discovered. The area had endured a drought for a few years which made the Sea be a lot lower than usual, allowing some guys to see something that they felt was pretty important…and it was!
They, along with a large team, excavated the boat, which now is housed in a museum in Israel. It helps tell the story of a nation coming back from nothing, as written about in the Bible. I love hearing the accounts of the men who were on the expedition and the things that tried to stand in the way. Always when we least expect it, God uses something as simple as a fishing vessel and the events surrounding it being discovered, to let us know that He is still here with us.
This is a great movie and I definitely recommend watching it as a family and being able to talk about what they found and what it tells of the story we read about in the Bible.
Witness To Prophecy
Prophecy and history intersect in the critically acclaimed documentary, The Jesus Boat- Witness to Prophecy. In “a near perfect film for adults” (MovieReporter.com), The Jesus Boat- Witness to Prophecy chronicles the brutal destruction of Israel in 70 A.D and the miraculous prophecies that foretold Israel’s rebirth nearly 2000 years later. The history of these events come to life through the discovery of an ancient first century fishing boat identical to the ship mentioned in the gospels and conclusively dated to the time of Jesus.
Called a “holy grail of archeology”, the unlikely artifact mirrors the same journey of destruction and resurrection as the country in which it was found. Sunk and left to rot at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, astonishingly, the wooden ship survived decomposition in fresh water for almost twenty centuries. Many scientists of the time felt that the bacteria in the lake would render such a discovery impossible, until four long years of drought exposed the ship to two simple fishermen who helped excavate what is now considered to be the oldest fresh water boat in history. Less than four decades after Israel had again become a nation, the ship that had been destroyed in the same years Israel was destroyed, stunned the scientific community when it survived the excavation and actually rose to float once more on the Sea of Galilee towards its resting place at a museum built just a few hundred yards from where it had been found. The Jesus Boat- Witness to Prophecy, produced by Edify Films and Jesus Boat Incorporated, features commentary from Franklin Graham, Joel Rosenberg, Jay Sekulow, Skip Heitzig, Chuck Smith, Ken Ortize and more. The movie is being distributed by Word Entertainment and will be available in stores February 25th. To see the trailer or for more information, go to www.JesusBoatMovie.com.
Synopsis: The astounding prophetic rebirth of Israel is told through the discovery of an ancient and unlikely artifact found under the shores of the Sea of Galilee. A first century fishing boat, identical to the boat Jesus sailed upon with his disciples, was destroyed in the years Israel was destroyed by the Romans, but found 2000 years later in a series of astonishing events that even scientists called a miracle. Mirroring Israel’s own story of devastation and survival, the boat from the time of Jesus, would rise against all odds and float upon the Sea of Galilee once more as the oldest surviving freshwater boat in the world. Featuring commentary from some of the great theologians of our day including Franklin Graham, Joel Rosenberg, Jay Sekulow, Skip Heitzig, Chuck Smith and more.
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