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God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. And yet, God also warned him about the suffering they would endure, that they would live as strangers in a foreign land and be forced into slavery for 400 years. But God promised to judge the nation that oppressed them and set His people free. He promised to give them abundant riches during the fourth generation of slavery and that they would return to the land He had promised Abraham.
Moses and the Ten Commandments was recently aired on the Universal Living Faith Network. Now the story continues with The Promised Land, as Moses dies. God raises Joshua to lead His people into the land flowing with milk and honey.
In all, The Promised Land is comprised of 179 episodes. It premiered on December 14th, at 7 PM CST on the Universal Living Faith Network (ULFN).
The main goal of Renato Modesto, the series’ author, was to emphasize the extraordinary faith and character of the people in this amazing story. Much research, planning, and organization went into this epic production. According to the author, writing the episodes involving the fall of Jericho’s walls was the most inspiring and moving.
He also mentioned that the biggest challenge was to remain faithful to the Biblical narrative of the story. “You can’t film an account from the Bible without staying faithful to its contents. But simply reproducing the text of the Bible could come off as a mere history lesson or religious preaching, which viewers don’t want. People want entertainment, romance, emotion, and humor. So you must respect the Bible but simultaneously be creative to attract viewers,” Renato Modesto explained.
“To remain faithful to their covenant with God, Joshua and the Hebrew people had to overcome countless obstacles. And in life, we all have the walls of Jericho to bring down, we all have Jordan rivers to cross, we all do. So, what I want the most is for viewers to see themselves in this story and to be encouraged by these examples of courage, perseverance, and faith,” added Modesto.
For Sidney Sampaio, the actor playing Joshua, this was the most crucial role of his career because it taught him many profound lessons.
“He’s an example of what we can achieve. For me, Joshua is a great example of ‘If you believe, anything’s possible. But you have to believe,'” shares Sampaio.
The Promised Land airs on weeknights at 7 PM CST on the Universal Living Faith Network (ULFN). Weekly reruns will air on Saturdays at 4 PM CST and Sundays at 3 PM CST.
For a list of TV providers offering ULFN, please visit ulfn.org/listings.
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