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September 6, 2020
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As we begin our study of Revelation; we are going to travel back in time 2;000 years to a tiny island in the Aegean Sea where the apostle John received a detailed preview of the future that awaits every human being who has ever lived.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THISIS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • EVERY SINGLE DAY BRINGS YOU ANDME CLOSER TO THE EPIC FINALE
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  • OF HUMAN HISTORY, AND THAT ISTHE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND GOD HAS REVEALED EXACTLYHOW THOSE END TIME EVENTS
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  • WILL UNFOLD.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO TRAVELBACK IN TIME 2.000 YEARS
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  • TO A TINY ISLANDIN THE AEGEAN SEA
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  • WHERE THE APOSTLE JOHNRECEIVED A DETAILED PREVIEW
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  • OF THE FUTURE THATAWAITS ALL MANKIND.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE BEGINNINGOUR BRAND NEW STUDY
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONIN A SERIES I'M CALLING
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  • "FINAL CONQUEST."
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  • AND TODAY'S STUDY IS TITLED"BACK TO THE FUTURE."
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ BEHOLD HANGING BEFORE YOU
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  • ♪ IS THE SACRIFICE OF GOD
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  • ♪ THE LAMB, PURE AND HOLY
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  • ♪ CREATION STANDS IN AWE
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  • ♪ REMOVING ALL THAT HINDERS
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  • ♪ THE WORSHIP OF OUR KING
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  • ♪ AS HE CRIES IT IS FINISHED
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  • ♪ HEAVEN SINGS
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ WE'RE IN THEPRESENCE OF THE LORD ♪
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  • ♪ YEAH
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ WE'RE IN THEPRESENCE OF THE LORD ♪
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  • ♪ HOLY GOD
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  • ♪ WE SING
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  • ♪ HOSANNA
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  • ♪ HOSANNA
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  • ♪ IN THE HIGHEST
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  • ♪ WE SHOUT
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  • ♪ HOSANNA
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  • ♪ HOSANNA
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  • ♪ WE GIVE YOU THE HIGHEST
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  • ♪ IN THE HIGHEST
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  • ♪ WE SING
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  • ♪ HOSANNA
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  • ♪ HOSANNA
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  • ♪ IN THE HIGHEST
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • ♪ WE'RE IN THEPRESENCE OF THE LORD ♪
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  • ♪ WE'RE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE
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  • ♪ THE LORD
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] COULD TODAY'SDISTURBING HEADLINES
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  • BE A SIGN THAT WE'RELIVING IN THE END TIMES?
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, "THERAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY?"
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSEXPLAINS WHERE WE ARE
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  • ON GOD'S PROPHETIC TIMELINE
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  • AND ANSWERS YOURDOUBTS AND QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
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  • LEARN WHY YOU CAN HAVE HOPEAND PEACE ABOUT GOD'S PLAN
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  • FOR THE FUTURE BY REQUESTINGDR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "THE RAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY?"
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  • A COPY IS YOURS WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • IN THE SUMMER OF 1998,
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  • THE EXECUTIVES AT THENEW LINE CINEMA COMPANY
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  • TOOK THE BIGGESTRISK IN FILM HISTORY
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  • WHEN THEY GAVEFILMMAKER, PETER JACKSON,
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  • $330 MILLION TO MAKE,
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  • NOT JUST ONE FILM,BUT THREE FILMS.
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  • IF THE FIRST ONE WAS A FAILURE,
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  • THEN THE OTHER TWOWOULD FLOP, AS WELL.
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  • WELL, THE FIRST ONEWASN'T A FAILURE.
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  • IN FACT, THAT $330 MILLIONINVESTMENT ON THOSE THREE FILMS
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  • HAS EARNED OVER $3 BILLIONTODAY AND STILL COUNTING.
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  • BY NOW, YOU PROBABLYKNOW THE TRILOGY OF FILMS
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  • THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, "THELORD OF THE RINGS" TRILOGY.
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  • IN ONE SCENE IN THE TWOTOWERS, THE HOBBIT, FRODO,
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  • IS COMMISSIONED WITH THENEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TASK
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  • OF DESTROYING THEOBJECT OF ULTIMATE EVIL,
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  • WHICH IS THE ONE RING.
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  • AND HE TELLS HIS COMPANION,SAM, "I CAN'T DO THIS."
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  • SAM'S RESPONSE ISBOTH REALISTIC,
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  • BUT ALSO FILLED WITH HOPE. HESAYS, "I KNOW IT'S ALL WRONG.
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  • "BY ALL RIGHTS, WE SHOULDN'TEVEN BE HERE, BUT WE ARE.
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  • "IT'S LIKE IN THE GREATSTORIES, MR. FRODO,
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  • "THE ONES THAT REALLY MATTERED.
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  • "FULL OF DARKNESSAND DANGER THEY WERE.
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  • "AND SOMETIMES YOU DIDN'TWANT TO KNOW THE END
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  • "BECAUSE HOW COULDTHE END BE HAPPY?
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  • "HOW COULD THE WORLD GOBACK TO THE WAY IT WAS
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  • "WHEN SO MUCH BAD HAS HAPPENED?
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  • "BUT IN THE END, IT'S ONLYA PASSING THING, THIS SHADOW.
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  • "EVEN DARKNESS MUST PASS.
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  • "A NEW DAY WILL SHINEOUT THE CLEARER."
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  • ISN'T THAT A GREATDESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD
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  • THAT WE LIVE IN RIGHT NOW?
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  • IT IS BECOMINGDARKER AND DARKER.
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  • WE THINK HOW COULDTHINGS EVER GO BACK
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  • TO THE WAY GODORIGINALLY INTENDED?
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  • BUT THIS DARKNESS ISONLY A PASSING SHADOW.
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  • ONE DAY, THE DARKNESS WILL PASS.
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  • A NEW DAY WILL SHINE CLEARER,
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  • AND OUR LONG AWAITED KINGOF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
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  • WILL RETURN AND MARKHIS FINAL CONQUEST.
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • THAT IS THE THEME OF THEBOOK OF THE REVELATION,
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE BEGINNINGOUR STUDY OF THOSE EVENTS
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  • THAT WILL LEAD UP TOTHE RETURN OF OUR KING,
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  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES,I WANT YOU TO TURN
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  • TO REVELATION 1,BEGINNING WITH VERSE ONE.
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  • NOW, I KNOW SOME OF YOUARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT
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  • AND WANT TO GET INTOTHE TEXT ITSELF,
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  • BUT REMEMBER EVEN J.R. TOLKIEN,
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  • WHEN HE WROTE HIS "LORDOF THE RINGS" TRILOGY,
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  • PROVIDED A MAP FOR THE READERS
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  • TO HELP THEM WORK THROUGH THELABYRINTH OF MIDDLE EARTH.
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  • AND IN THE SAME WAY, WENEED A GUIDE TO HELP US
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  • THROUGH THIS BOOK.
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  • LET ME BEGIN BY TALKINGABOUT THE SUBJECT
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  • OF BIBLE PROPHECY IN GENERAL.
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  • YOU KNOW, WHENEVER ASERIES IS ANNOUNCED
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  • ON BIBLE PROPHECY ORTHE BOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • PEOPLE ARE NATURALLY INTERESTED.
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  • I HAVE FOUND THATPEOPLE WANT TO STUDY
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  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION USUALLYFOR ONE OF THREE REASONS.
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  • ONE REASON IS SENSATIONALISM.
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  • THEY'VE NEVER READ THE BOOKOF REVELATION THEMSELVES,
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  • BUT THEY HEAR THERE'S SOMEPRETTY EXCITING THINGS
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  • IN THE BOOK.
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  • LET ME REMIND YOU THAT IT'SNOT JUST THE BOOK OF REVELATION
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  • THAT'S EXCITING.
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  • 2 TIMOTHY 3 SAYS, "ALLSCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD
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  • "AND IS PROFITABLE FORTEACHING, FOR REPROOF,
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  • "FOR CORRECTION, FORTRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS."
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  • A SECOND REASON PEOPLE SOMETIMESWANT TO STUDY REVELATION
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  • IS INTELLECTUALISM.
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  • INTELLECTUALISM.
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  • THEY ARE INTERESTED IN FILLINGUP THEIR THREE RING BINDER
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  • WITH NOTES AND NOTES AND NOTES.
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  • THEY GET EXCITED ABOUTKNOWLEDGE, BIBLE KNOWLEDGE,
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  • AND UNWRAPPING THE MYSTERYOF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • BUT YOU REMEMBER WHAT PAULSAID ABOUT KNOWLEDGE ALONE
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 8:1?
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  • HE SAID, "KNOWLEDGE PUFFS UP."
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  • IF YOU JUST GET HEADKNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE BIBLE,
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  • IT NOT ONLY DOESN'T HELP YOU,IT CAN HURT YOU, AS WELL.
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  • INTELLECTUALISM IS NOT AREASON TO STUDY THE BIBLE.
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  • THE THIRD MOTIVATION FORSTUDYING THE BOOK OF REVELATION
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  • IS THE ONLY RIGHT ONE,AND THAT IS OBEDIENCE.
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  • OBEDIENCE.
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  • AS WE'RE GOING TO SEE, THISBOOK, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
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  • IS THE ONLY BOOK IN THE BIBLETHAT HAS A SPECIAL BLESSING
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  • ATTACHED TO EVERYONEWHO READS AND HEEDS
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  • WHAT IS IN THIS BOOK.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE THREEOF REVELATION 1,
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  • "BLESSED, HAPPY, ISTHE ONE WHO READS
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  • "AND THOSE WHO HEAR THEWORDS OF THIS PROPHECY,
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  • "AND HEED, THAT IS OBEY, THETHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN IT
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  • "FOR THE TIME IS NEAR."
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  • THIS IS A BOOK FILLEDNOT JUST WITH SYMBOLS
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  • AND FANTASTIC EVENTSIN THE FUTURE.
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  • IT IS A BOOK THATWE ARE TO OBEY.
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  • NOW, BEFORE WE GETINTO THE TEXT ITSELF,
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  • I THOUGHT IT WOULDBE HELPFUL FOR US
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  • TO GET A 30.000 FOOT OVERVIEWOF THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION.
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  • AND WE FIND SUCH AN OVERVIEWBEGINNING IN VERSE ONE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THETITLE OF THE BOOK.
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  • THE OPENING VERSE OF THIS BOOKPROVIDES US WITH THE TITLE,
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  • "THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST,WHICH GOD GAVE HIM, JESUS,
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  • "TO SHOW TO HIS BOND-SERVANTS,
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  • "THE THINGS WHICHMUST SOON TAKE PLACE;
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  • "AND HE SENT AND HECOMMUNICATED IT BY HIS ANGEL
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  • "TO HIS BOND-SERVANT, JOHN."
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  • THIS IS ABOUT THEUNVEILING OF SOMETHING,
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  • THE UNVEILING, THEREMOVING OF THE COVERING.
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  • NOW, WHAT IS IT THATHE IS UNVEILING TO US?
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  • NOT A SERIES OF EVENTS.
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  • THIS IS THE UNVEILING, THEAPOKALYPSIS OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NOW, LET'S LOOK AT THEAUTHOR OF THE BOOK.
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  • WHO IS THIS JOHN?
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  • HE IS THE APOSTLE JOHN.
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  • HE'S THE ONE WHOMJESUS ESPECIALLY LOVED.
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  • HE'S THE ONE TO WHOM JESUSENTRUSTED HIS MOTHER, MARY, TO
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  • ON THE CROSS.
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  • WE KNOW FROM SECULARHISTORY THAT EVENTUALLY JOHN
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  • LEFT JERUSALEM BECAUSEOF PERSECUTION.
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  • HE WENT TO PASTOR THECHURCH AT EPHESUS.
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  • LATE IN LIFE AS AN OLD MAN,HE WROTE THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
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  • AND ALSO THE EPISTLES1, 2, AND 3 JOHN.
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  • BUT HE ALSO WROTE THEREVELATION AND THE REVELATION,
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  • THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEBOOK, ARE FOUND IN VERSE NINE
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  • OF CHAPTER ONE.
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  • "I, JOHN, YOUR BROTHERAND FELLOW PARTAKER
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  • "IN THE TRIBULATION ANDKINGDOM AND PERSEVERANCE,
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  • "WHICH ARE IN JESUS, WASON THE ISLAND CALLED PATMOS
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  • "BECAUSE OF THE WORD OF GODAND THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS."
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  • PATMOS IS A TINY ISLAND;IT'S ABOUT SIX MILES WIDE,
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  • 10 MILES IN LENGTH, 25MILES AWAY FROM EPHESUS,
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  • IT'S IN THE AEGEAN SEA.
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  • AND JOHN, THE PASTOR OF THECHURCH AT EPHESUS AT THAT TIME,
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  • REFUSED TO SAY,"CAESAR IS LORD."
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT, HE WASBANISHED TO WORK IN THE MINES
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  • ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS.
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  • THAT IS WHAT HAPPENEDWITH THE APOSTLE JOHN.
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  • HE WAS FAITHFUL TO THE END.
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  • WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTSOF THIS LETTER?
  • 00:12:56.765 --> 00:12:58.400
  • LOOK AT VERSE 11.
  • 00:12:58.434 --> 00:12:59.969
  • THIS IS A LETTER SENT TOA CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:00.002 --> 00:13:02.571
  • "WRITE IN A BOOK WHATYOU SEE AND SEND IT
  • 00:13:02.605 --> 00:13:05.574
  • "TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES.
  • 00:13:05.608 --> 00:13:07.343
  • "TO EPHESUS, TO SMYRNA,TO PERGAMUM, TO THYATIRA,
  • 00:13:07.376 --> 00:13:11.680
  • "TO SARDIS, AND TOPHILADELPHIA, AND TO LAODICEA."
  • 00:13:11.714 --> 00:13:16.252
  • THESE WORDS, THISBOOK OF THE REVELATION
  • 00:13:16.285 --> 00:13:21.056
  • WAS SENT SPECIFICALLY TOSEVEN CHURCHES IN ASIA MINOR.
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:25.895
  • HE COMMENDS THEM FOR THETHINGS THEY'RE DOING WELL
  • 00:13:25.928 --> 00:13:28.597
  • AND HE CONDEMNS THEM FOR THETHINGS THAT THEY DON'T DO WELL.
  • 00:13:28.631 --> 00:13:34.603
  • THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO SEVEN CHURCHES,
  • 00:13:34.637 --> 00:13:37.339
  • AS WELL AS TO OUR CHURCH.
  • 00:13:37.373 --> 00:13:39.208
  • NOW, THERE ARE TWOSPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS
  • 00:13:39.241 --> 00:13:41.610
  • OF THIS BOOK THAT WILL HELPYOU UNDERSTAND IT BETTER.
  • 00:13:41.644 --> 00:13:44.713
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE REFERENCESTO THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:13:44.747 --> 00:13:48.617
  • ACCORDING TO ONE SCHOLAR,THERE ARE 404 VERSES FOUND
  • 00:13:48.651 --> 00:13:52.054
  • IN REVELATION.
  • 00:13:52.087 --> 00:13:53.522
  • OUT OF THOSE 404 VERSES,278 OF THEM ARE AN ILLUSION
  • 00:13:53.555 --> 00:13:59.295
  • TO SOME PASSAGE INTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:13:59.328 --> 00:14:02.464
  • A SECOND CHARACTERISTICOF THIS BOOK IS SYMBOLISM.
  • 00:14:02.498 --> 00:14:07.336
  • THIS BOOK USES SYMBOLS.
  • 00:14:07.369 --> 00:14:09.471
  • NOW, THAT THROWSA LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:09.505 --> 00:14:11.807
  • PEOPLE THINK BECAUSE SOMETHINGIS USED SYMBOLICALLY,
  • 00:14:11.840 --> 00:14:15.444
  • IT MUST NOT BE REAL.
  • 00:14:15.477 --> 00:14:18.080
  • DON'T CONFUSE ASYMBOL WITH A METAPHOR
  • 00:14:18.113 --> 00:14:22.751
  • OR A SYMBOL WITH AN ALLEGORY.
  • 00:14:22.785 --> 00:14:25.054
  • WHY DOES HE MAKE SUCH USEOF SYMBOLS IN THIS BOOK?
  • 00:14:25.087 --> 00:14:28.991
  • LET ME GIVE YOU THREEREASONS FOR SYMBOLS.
  • 00:14:29.024 --> 00:14:30.759
  • FIRST OF ALL, SYMBOLSWERE USED AS A CODE
  • 00:14:30.793 --> 00:14:34.063
  • FOR FIRST CENTURY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:14:34.096 --> 00:14:36.498
  • THEY WERE UNDER PERSECUTION.
  • 00:14:36.532 --> 00:14:38.667
  • IF JOHN JUST CAME OUT ANDSAID EVERYTHING CLEARLY,
  • 00:14:38.701 --> 00:14:41.971
  • IT WOULD HAVE LED TO NEEDLESSPERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:14:42.004 --> 00:14:45.808
  • ROME COULD USE IT ASEVIDENCE OF SEDITION
  • 00:14:45.841 --> 00:14:48.677
  • AND THERE'S NO USE IN INVITINGUNNECESSARY PERSECUTION.
  • 00:14:48.711 --> 00:14:52.614
  • SO IT WAS USED AS ACODE FOR BELIEVERS.
  • 00:14:52.648 --> 00:14:54.817
  • SECONDLY, SYMBOLS WERE USEDTO COMMUNICATE THE UNFAMILIAR.
  • 00:14:54.850 --> 00:15:00.222
  • NOW THINK ABOUT IT, JOHNLIVED IN THE FIRST CENTURY
  • 00:15:00.255 --> 00:15:02.958
  • AND YET GOD GRANTED HIM AVISION DOWN THE CORRIDORS
  • 00:15:02.992 --> 00:15:07.363
  • OF THE FUTURE, THOUSANDSAND THOUSANDS OF YEARS
  • 00:15:07.396 --> 00:15:10.332
  • INTO THE FUTURE, AND HE HADTO WRITE DOWN WHAT HE SAW
  • 00:15:10.366 --> 00:15:16.472
  • IN TERMS WITH WHICHHE WAS FAMILIAR.
  • 00:15:16.505 --> 00:15:18.707
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT JOHN LOOKING
  • 00:15:18.741 --> 00:15:20.642
  • AT THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 00:15:20.676 --> 00:15:22.111
  • THINK ABOUT JOHNBEING TRANSPORTED
  • 00:15:22.144 --> 00:15:24.680
  • TO SEE HELICOPTERSFLYING AROUND.
  • 00:15:24.713 --> 00:15:27.783
  • HOW WOULD A FIRST CENTURYPERSON DESCRIBE A HELICOPTER?
  • 00:15:27.816 --> 00:15:32.021
  • NO WONDER HE WAS USING SYMBOLS.
  • 00:15:32.054 --> 00:15:33.756
  • HE WAS USING WHAT WAS FAMILIAR
  • 00:15:33.789 --> 00:15:35.758
  • TO COMMUNICATE THE UNFAMILIAR.
  • 00:15:35.791 --> 00:15:37.726
  • AND FINALLY, SYMBOLS AREUSED TO AROUSE EMOTION.
  • 00:15:37.760 --> 00:15:42.164
  • AROUSE EMOTION.
  • 00:15:42.197 --> 00:15:43.432
  • REMEMBER, HE WAS TRYINGTO MOTIVATE THE READERS
  • 00:15:43.465 --> 00:15:44.767
  • TO DO SOMETHING, TO BEAROUSED AND UNDERSTAND
  • 00:15:44.800 --> 00:15:47.803
  • WHAT WAS GOING TO TAKE PLACEAND TO ORDER THEIR LIVES
  • 00:15:47.836 --> 00:15:51.607
  • AROUND THOSE FACTS.
  • 00:15:51.640 --> 00:15:53.442
  • BUT WHAT I WANT YOUTO REMEMBER IS THIS,
  • 00:15:53.475 --> 00:15:55.978
  • JUST BECAUSE REVELATIONIS FILLED WITH SYMBOLS
  • 00:15:56.011 --> 00:15:59.048
  • DOES NOT MAKEREVELATION LESS REAL.
  • 00:15:59.081 --> 00:16:02.684
  • ACTUALLY IT MAKES IT MORE REAL.
  • 00:16:02.718 --> 00:16:05.320
  • THESE THINGS ARE SOFANTASTIC, PHENOMENAL,
  • 00:16:05.354 --> 00:16:08.524
  • THAT ARE GOING TOHAPPEN, THERE'S NO WAY
  • 00:16:08.557 --> 00:16:11.293
  • I CAN DESCRIBE THEMEXCEPT THROUGH SYMBOLS.
  • 00:16:11.326 --> 00:16:14.930
  • NOW, LET'S LOOK AT AN OUTLINEOF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:16:14.963 --> 00:16:19.201
  • IN REVELATION 1:19.
  • 00:16:19.234 --> 00:16:22.004
  • THE ANGEL SAID TO JOHN,"WRITE THEREFORE THE THINGS
  • 00:16:22.037 --> 00:16:25.774
  • "WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN,AND THE THINGS WHICH ARE,
  • 00:16:25.808 --> 00:16:29.778
  • "AND THE THINGS WOULD SHALLTAKE PLACE AFTER THESE THINGS."
  • 00:16:29.812 --> 00:16:34.116
  • DID YOU CATCH THATTHREE POINT OUTLINE?
  • 00:16:34.149 --> 00:16:36.051
  • FIRST OF ALL, "JOHN,WRITE DOWN THE THINGS
  • 00:16:36.085 --> 00:16:38.087
  • "WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN."
  • 00:16:38.120 --> 00:16:39.855
  • THAT'S REVELATION 1.
  • 00:16:39.888 --> 00:16:42.124
  • WHAT JOHN HAS JUSTSEEN IS JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:16:42.157 --> 00:16:45.227
  • STANDING IN FRONT OF HIMIN HIS GLORIFIED STATE.
  • 00:16:45.260 --> 00:16:48.664
  • THAT'S CHAPTER ONE, "THETHINGS WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN."
  • 00:16:48.697 --> 00:16:51.200
  • THEN THE ANGEL SAID, "WRITEDOWN THE THINGS WHICH ARE."
  • 00:16:51.233 --> 00:16:55.204
  • THAT'S THE PRESENT, THECONDITION OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES
  • 00:16:55.237 --> 00:16:58.640
  • THAT'S FOUND INREVELATION 2 TO 3.
  • 00:16:58.674 --> 00:17:02.411
  • "THE THINGS WHICH ARE," THECONDITION OF THE CHURCHES.
  • 00:17:02.444 --> 00:17:05.414
  • AND FINALLY HE SAID,"WRITE DOWN THE THINGS
  • 00:17:05.447 --> 00:17:07.850
  • "THAT WILL TAKE PLACE."
  • 00:17:07.883 --> 00:17:08.984
  • THAT IS THE FUTURE.
  • 00:17:09.017 --> 00:17:10.652
  • THAT'S CHAPTERS FOUR ALLTHE WAY TO CHAPTER 22,
  • 00:17:10.686 --> 00:17:15.023
  • THE EVENTS THAT WILL CULMINATE
  • 00:17:15.057 --> 00:17:17.226
  • WITH THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:17:17.259 --> 00:17:21.063
  • NOW, LET ME SAY AWORD ABOUT THE MESSAGE
  • 00:17:21.096 --> 00:17:24.366
  • OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:17:24.399 --> 00:17:27.102
  • REMEMBER THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
  • 00:17:27.136 --> 00:17:31.140
  • AND THE THEME IS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:17:31.173 --> 00:17:33.142
  • JOHN SAYS, "REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:17:33.175 --> 00:17:37.846
  • "IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION."
  • 00:17:37.880 --> 00:17:39.548
  • WHY?
  • 00:17:39.581 --> 00:17:41.049
  • BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING AGAINSOON TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:17:41.083 --> 00:17:46.655
  • AND TO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:17:46.688 --> 00:17:48.790
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OFTHE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:17:48.824 --> 00:17:52.961
  • REMAIN FAITHFUL IN THEMIDST OF PERSECUTION
  • 00:17:52.995 --> 00:17:56.698
  • BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING AGAIN.
  • 00:17:56.732 --> 00:18:00.969
  • THE FOCUS OF THEBOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:18:01.003 --> 00:18:03.505
  • IS ON JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.
  • 00:18:03.539 --> 00:18:05.841
  • JESUS CHRIST IS NOT INCIDENTALTO THE ACTION OF REVELATION,
  • 00:18:05.874 --> 00:18:10.078
  • HE IS IT'S CHIEF SUBJECT.
  • 00:18:10.112 --> 00:18:12.648
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THREETHINGS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:18:12.681 --> 00:18:15.817
  • THAT THE BOOK OFREVELATION UNVEILS.
  • 00:18:15.851 --> 00:18:19.421
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE PERSONOF JESUS IS UNVEILED.
  • 00:18:19.454 --> 00:18:23.525
  • WE SEE HIS HUMANITYIN REVELATION 1:13.
  • 00:18:23.559 --> 00:18:27.596
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAMPSTANDSARE ONE LIKE A SON OF MAN.
  • 00:18:27.629 --> 00:18:32.034
  • JESUS IS CALLED THE SON OF MAN,TALKING ABOUT HIS HUMANITY.
  • 00:18:32.067 --> 00:18:38.240
  • WE DON'T SERVE SOMESPACE ALIEN UP THERE
  • 00:18:38.273 --> 00:18:41.343
  • WHO DOESN'T HAVE ACLUE ABOUT WHO WE ARE
  • 00:18:41.376 --> 00:18:43.278
  • OR WHAT WE GO THROUGH.
  • 00:18:43.312 --> 00:18:44.846
  • JESUS LIVED ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:44.880 --> 00:18:48.217
  • HE EXPERIENCED THE SAMETRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:51.186
  • YOU AND I EXPERIENCE,AND YET WITHOUT SIN.
  • 00:18:51.220 --> 00:18:53.822
  • THAT'S WHY HEBREWS 4SAYS WE CAN COME BOLDLY
  • 00:18:53.855 --> 00:18:56.692
  • TO THE THRONE OF GRACE TORECEIVE MERCY AND GRACE
  • 00:18:56.725 --> 00:19:01.163
  • IN OUR TIME OF NEED.
  • 00:19:01.196 --> 00:19:03.065
  • SECONDLY, REVELATIONREVEALS THE DEITY OF CHRIST.
  • 00:19:03.098 --> 00:19:06.201
  • WHEN WE GET TO REVELATION22, NOTICE WHAT WE'LL SEE.
  • 00:19:06.235 --> 00:19:09.271
  • "AND HE SHOWED ME ARIVER OF A WATER OF LIFE,
  • 00:19:09.304 --> 00:19:11.974
  • "CLEAR AS CRYSTAL, COMINGDOWN FROM THE THRONE OF GOD
  • 00:19:12.007 --> 00:19:15.444
  • "AND OF THE LAMB."
  • 00:19:15.477 --> 00:19:18.213
  • WE NOT ONLY SEE GOD THEFATHER, WE SEE THE LAMB OF GOD
  • 00:19:18.247 --> 00:19:22.117
  • ON THE THRONE, AS WELL.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:24.386
  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:19:24.419 --> 00:19:26.722
  • GOD IS ONE AND YETIN THREE PERSONS,
  • 00:19:26.755 --> 00:19:29.725
  • BUT WE SEE JESUS' DEITYPORTRAYED IN THIS BOOK.
  • 00:19:29.758 --> 00:19:32.794
  • AND FINALLY, WESEE HIS ETERNALITY.
  • 00:19:32.828 --> 00:19:36.298
  • IN REVELATION 1:8, JESUS SAYS,"I AM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA."
  • 00:19:36.331 --> 00:19:42.137
  • REMEMBER THAT TERM, "I AM?"
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:44.172
  • YAHWEH, THE MOST HOLY NAMEFOR GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:19:44.206 --> 00:19:48.076
  • THE JEWS WOULDN'T EVEN SPEAK IT.
  • 00:19:48.110 --> 00:19:50.112
  • IT REFERRED TO THEETERNALITY OF GOD.
  • 00:19:50.145 --> 00:19:53.315
  • JESUS CLAIMS THAT FOR HIMSELF,
  • 00:19:53.348 --> 00:19:54.916
  • "'I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA,THE BEGINNING AND THE END,'
  • 00:19:54.950 --> 00:19:58.020
  • "SAYS THE LORD, 'WHO IS ANDWHO WAS AND WHO IS TO COME,
  • 00:19:58.053 --> 00:20:02.257
  • "THE ALMIGHTY.'"
  • 00:20:02.291 --> 00:20:04.159
  • WE SEE HIS PERSON;SECONDLY, WE SEE HIS POWER.
  • 00:20:04.192 --> 00:20:07.663
  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS SOMEOF US HAVE VARIOUS KINDS
  • 00:20:07.696 --> 00:20:11.133
  • OF POWER, BUT JESUSHAS ALL KINDS OF POWER,
  • 00:20:11.166 --> 00:20:14.770
  • ALL KINDS OF POWER ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:20:14.803 --> 00:20:17.806
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUTTHE POWER OF JESUS,
  • 00:20:17.839 --> 00:20:19.908
  • THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF POWER.
  • 00:20:19.941 --> 00:20:21.443
  • AND I THINK THIS IS GOING TOBE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU.
  • 00:20:21.476 --> 00:20:24.046
  • THERE'S WHAT WECALL INHERENT POWER.
  • 00:20:24.079 --> 00:20:25.947
  • THAT'S JUST WHAT OOZESOUT OF HIS PORES,
  • 00:20:25.981 --> 00:20:28.817
  • IT'S WHO HE IS INHERENTLY.
  • 00:20:28.850 --> 00:20:31.386
  • BUT THEN WE TALK ABOUTHIS EFFECTUAL POWER,
  • 00:20:31.420 --> 00:20:34.589
  • HIS ABILITY TOACCOMPLISH SOMETHING,
  • 00:20:34.623 --> 00:20:38.293
  • TO EFFECT A CHANGETHROUGH HIS POWER.
  • 00:20:38.327 --> 00:20:42.264
  • WE SEE THAT THROUGHOUTTHE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:20:42.297 --> 00:20:44.232
  • HE HAS THE POWER TODESTROY KINGDOMS.
  • 00:20:44.266 --> 00:20:49.104
  • HE HAS THE POWER TODESTROY THE UNSAVED.
  • 00:20:49.137 --> 00:20:53.408
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUTTHE PERSON OF JESUS.
  • 00:20:53.442 --> 00:20:56.578
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUTTHE POWER OF JESUS.
  • 00:20:56.611 --> 00:20:59.147
  • THIS BOOK OF REVELATIONALSO REMINDS US
  • 00:20:59.181 --> 00:21:01.116
  • OF THE PURPOSE OF JESUS,THE PURPOSE OF JESUS.
  • 00:21:01.149 --> 00:21:05.954
  • THE PURPOSE OF JESUS IN THEBOOK OF REVELATION IS TWOFOLD.
  • 00:21:05.987 --> 00:21:09.358
  • FIRST OF ALL, WE FINDHIS IMMEDIATE PURPOSE,
  • 00:21:09.391 --> 00:21:13.528
  • THE REMOVAL OF EVIL.
  • 00:21:13.562 --> 00:21:15.797
  • BUT THAT IS ONLY THEIMMEDIATE PURPOSE.
  • 00:21:15.831 --> 00:21:18.066
  • DID YOU KNOW GOD HAS A PURPOSEBEYOND THE REMOVAL OF EVIL?
  • 00:21:18.100 --> 00:21:22.771
  • HIS ULTIMATE PURPOSE ISFOUND IN REVELATION 21:3-4.
  • 00:21:22.804 --> 00:21:29.678
  • REVELATION 21 BEGINSWITH THE WORDS,
  • 00:21:29.711 --> 00:21:31.747
  • "AND I SAW THE NEWHEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH;
  • 00:21:31.780 --> 00:21:35.150
  • "FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THEFIRST EARTH HAD PASSED AWAY."
  • 00:21:35.183 --> 00:21:38.387
  • AND THEN LOOK AT VERSE THREE,"AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICE
  • 00:21:38.420 --> 00:21:41.890
  • "FROM THE THRONE SAYING,'BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLE OF GOD
  • 00:21:41.923 --> 00:21:46.661
  • "IS AMONG MEN, AND HESHALL DWELL AMONG THEM,
  • 00:21:46.695 --> 00:21:50.899
  • "AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:50.932 --> 00:21:53.068
  • "AND GOD HIMSELFSHALL BE AMONG THEM."
  • 00:21:53.101 --> 00:21:57.439
  • THAT'S THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE.
  • 00:21:57.472 --> 00:22:00.208
  • THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE THAT WEMIGHT HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:22:00.242 --> 00:22:04.579
  • ONCE THE BARRIERSHAVE BEEN REMOVED.
  • 00:22:04.613 --> 00:22:06.948
  • ISN'T THAT THE DAYWE ALL LONG FOR?
  • 00:22:06.982 --> 00:22:10.419
  • A DAY NOT ONLY THAT SPELLSTHE END OF SIN AND SICKNESS
  • 00:22:10.452 --> 00:22:14.589
  • AND SADNESS AND DEATH,
  • 00:22:14.623 --> 00:22:17.125
  • BUT THE END THATINCLUDES OUR FELLOWSHIP,
  • 00:22:17.159 --> 00:22:20.328
  • OUR PERFECT FELLOWSHIP WITHTHE ONE PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:22:20.362 --> 00:22:26.635
  • WHO KNOWS US BEST AND LOVES USMOST, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:22:26.668 --> 00:22:32.774
  • THE ONE WHO CAME AND GAVEHIS LIFE FOR OUR REDEMPTION.
  • 00:22:32.808 --> 00:22:37.646
  • AND IN THE END, THAT'S WHAT THEBOOK OF REVELATION IS ABOUT.
  • 00:22:37.679 --> 00:22:40.182
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT ASERIES OF EVENTS.
  • 00:22:40.215 --> 00:22:43.351
  • THIS BOOK IS ABOUT THEPERSON, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:22:43.385 --> 00:22:49.758
  • WHO CAME AND DIED AND ROSEAGAIN AND IS COMING BACK AGAIN
  • 00:22:49.791 --> 00:22:57.098
  • TO RECLAIM THE EARTH AND THEPEOPLE WHO BELONG TO HIM.
  • 00:22:57.132 --> 00:23:03.038
  • EVEN SO, COMEQUICKLY LORD JESUS.
  • 00:23:03.071 --> 00:23:05.740
  • -COME QUICKLY.-(CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
  • 00:23:05.774 --> 00:23:08.376
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THEBOOK OF THE REVELATION.
  • 00:23:08.410 --> 00:23:12.614
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:23:12.647 --> 00:23:17.986
  • I'M SO GLAD YOU TUNEDIN FOR THE START
  • 00:23:18.019 --> 00:23:20.055
  • OF THIS BRAND NEW SERIESON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:23:20.088 --> 00:23:22.824
  • CALLED "FINAL CONQUEST."
  • 00:23:22.858 --> 00:23:25.360
  • I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN MEFOR THIS ENTIRE STUDY
  • 00:23:25.393 --> 00:23:28.330
  • AS WE UNRAVEL THEDRAMATIC EVENTS RECORDED
  • 00:23:28.363 --> 00:23:31.366
  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:23:31.399 --> 00:23:33.735
  • EVERY TIME "PATHWAY TOVICTORY" GOES ON THE AIR,
  • 00:23:33.768 --> 00:23:36.838
  • I'M REMINDED OF THEINCREDIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE
  • 00:23:36.872 --> 00:23:39.541
  • WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:39.574 --> 00:23:41.176
  • YOU'RE GIVING TO "PATHWAYTO VICTORY" ENSURES
  • 00:23:41.209 --> 00:23:43.979
  • THAT GOD'S WORD IS BEINGHEARD THROUGHOUT OUR NATION
  • 00:23:44.012 --> 00:23:47.349
  • AND AROUND OUR WORLD.
  • 00:23:47.382 --> 00:23:49.050
  • AND WE COULDN'T PROVIDETHIS TELECAST WITHOUT YOU.
  • 00:23:49.084 --> 00:23:52.687
  • SO THANK YOU FOR PARTNERINGWITH US AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:52.721 --> 00:23:55.991
  • AS TOGETHER WE PIERCE THEDARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT
  • 00:23:56.024 --> 00:23:59.594
  • OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:59.628 --> 00:24:00.896
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:24:00.929 --> 00:24:02.931
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:24:02.964 --> 00:24:06.167
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:24:06.201 --> 00:24:08.970
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN LIGHTOF CURRENT EVENTS,
  • 00:24:09.004 --> 00:24:10.405
  • YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER IFWE'RE LIVING IN THE END TIMES.
  • 00:24:10.438 --> 00:24:14.209
  • [ROBERT] ONE DAY,THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:24:14.242 --> 00:24:15.744
  • THE TRUMPET IS GOING TO SOUND,
  • 00:24:15.777 --> 00:24:18.580
  • THE HEAVENS ARE GOING TO PART.
  • 00:24:18.613 --> 00:24:20.715
  • SHOULD THAT AFFECTHOW WE LIVE TODAY?
  • 00:24:20.749 --> 00:24:23.618
  • [ANNOUNCER] DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS EXPLAINS WHERE WE ARE
  • 00:24:23.652 --> 00:24:25.921
  • ON GOD'S PROPHETIC TIMELINEAND WHY CHRISTIANS DON'T NEED
  • 00:24:25.954 --> 00:24:29.124
  • TO FEAR THE END, INHIS BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "THE RAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY?"
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  • JESUS CHRIST COULD USHER INTHE END TIMES TRIBULATION
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  • AT ANY MOMENT, ANDFACING THIS TRUTH
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  • WILL HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ONTHE WAY YOU AND I LIVE TODAY.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS' BOOK ON THE RAPTURE
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  • IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEDR. JEFFRESS' SERIES
  • 00:24:54.149 --> 00:24:56.384
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,"FINAL CONQUEST,"
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT,THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
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  • THERE ARE NO PROPHECIESTHAT HAVE TO BE FULFILLED
  • 00:25:03.892 --> 00:25:05.894
  • FOR THE RAPTURE.
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  • IT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE WECONCLUDE THE SERVICE TODAY.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] THANKYOU FOR PARTNERING
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  • WITH "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS
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  • OF THE GOSPEL AT A TIME WHENOUR WORLD NEEDS IT MOST.
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  • IN THESE DAYS OFANXIETY AND STRIFE,
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  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IS REACHING MORE PEOPLE
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  • THAN EVER BEFORE WITH THEBOLD TEACHING OF GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:25:21.943 --> 00:25:25.246
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLYTO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:25:25.280 --> 00:25:28.016
  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"PLEASE REQUEST YOUR COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEWBOOK AND TEACHING SERIES.
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  • OUR WORLD MAY BE OVERRUNBY EVIL AND CHAOS,
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  • BUT THE DARKNESS OF OUR DAYIS ONLY A PASSING SHADOW.
  • 00:25:40.729 --> 00:25:44.733
  • ONE DAY, A NEW LIGHT WILLSHINE AND OUR LONG-AWAITED KING
  • 00:25:44.766 --> 00:25:48.870
  • WILL RETURN TO MAKEHIS FINAL CONQUEST.
  • 00:25:48.903 --> 00:25:52.874
  • WELL, NOTHINGHAPPENS ON THE EARTH
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  • THAT HAS NOT BEENMANDATED FROM HEAVEN,
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  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'RE GOINGTO SEE THE ACTION IN HEAVEN
  • 00:25:57.345 --> 00:26:00.415
  • THAT INITIATES GOD'S FINALJUDGMENT AGAINST THE WORLD,
  • 00:26:00.448 --> 00:26:04.419
  • CULMINATING IN THERETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:07.489 --> 00:26:10.358
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:15.964 --> 00:26:18.533
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'BRAND NEW BOOK TITLED,
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  • "THE RAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY?"
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  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE,"
  • 00:26:25.874 --> 00:26:28.543
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:28.576 --> 00:26:31.479
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:31.513 --> 00:26:33.214
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:26:33.248 --> 00:26:37.318
  • THE COMPLETE "FINALCONQUEST" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:37.352 --> 00:26:40.355
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:42.791 --> 00:26:44.459
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:44.492 --> 00:26:46.528
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:49.264 --> 00:26:50.498
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'RENOT A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:26:53.768 --> 00:26:55.537
  • WHETHER YOU KNOW IT ORNOT, YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN.
  • 00:26:55.570 --> 00:26:58.373
  • YOU'RE NOT FREE TO DOWHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO.
  • 00:26:58.406 --> 00:27:00.275
  • YOU ARE A SLAVE OF ATERRIBLE MASTER, SATAN.
  • 00:27:00.308 --> 00:27:04.145
  • BUT WHEN YOU TRUST INJESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:27:04.179 --> 00:27:07.348
  • OWNERSHIP OF YOURLIFE IS TRANSFERRED
  • 00:27:07.382 --> 00:27:09.884
  • FROM SATAN TO THELORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:27:09.918 --> 00:27:13.221
  • THAT'S THE MEANINGOF REDEMPTION.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE,"WORTHY IS THE LAMB."
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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