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The Church That Makes God Want To Vomit

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September 10, 2020
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Have you ever wondered what nauseates God? In the last of the seven churches Jesus reviews in Revelation 2-3; we discover what it is in the life of a Christian that makes God sick.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORYWITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER SPENT THEDAY IN AN AMUSEMENT PARK?
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  • ONE TOO MANY LOOPSON THE ROLLERCOASTER,
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  • PAIRED WITH ONE TOO MANYBITES OF FUNNEL CAKE
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  • AND YOU MIGHT FINDYOURSELF FEELING
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  • A LITTLE BIT NAUSEATED.
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  • WELL, MANY CHRISTIANSDON'T REALIZE IT,
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  • BUT THERE ARE THINGS THATMAKE GOD FEEL SICK, TOO,
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  • THOUGH FOR COMPLETELYDIFFERENT REASONS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "THECHURCH THAT MAKES GOD
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  • WANT TO VOMIT"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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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,
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  • "THE RAPTURE, 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
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  • BY REQUESTING DR.JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "THE RAPTURE, FACT OR FANTASY."
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  • A COPY IS YOUR WHEN'SYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • THIS WEEK, A WOMANCALLED OUR SWITCHBOARD
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  • AFTER HOURS WITHAN URGENT MESSAGE.
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  • SHE SAID OUR CHURCHHAD BEEN VANDALIZED.
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  • AND WHAT SHE MEANT BY THAT,
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  • SHE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN WAS
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  • SOMEBODY WENT OUT TO THE MARQUIS
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  • AND PUT AN AWFULMESSAGE ON THE MARQUIS
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  • SAYING THE CHURCH THATMAKES GOD WANT TO VOMIT,
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  • FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • WELL, WE GOT BACKIN TOUCH WITH HER
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  • AND TOLD HER IT WASN'TA VANDAL WHO DID THAT,
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  • THE PASTOR DID THAT.
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  • THAT'S THE TITLE OFTHE MESSAGE TODAY,
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  • "THE CHURCH THAT MAKESGOD WANT TO VOMIT."
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  • AS YOU'LL SEE IN A MOMENT,
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  • WE'RE ACTUALLY USINGA BIBLICAL WORD
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  • THAT JESUS USED TO DESCRIBEA PARTICULAR CHURCH,
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  • NOT FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS,
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  • BUT IT WAS THECHURCH AT LAODICEA.
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  • AND TODAY AS WE TURNTO REVELATION 3,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOKAT JESUS' REPORT
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  • ABOUT THIS LAST CHURCH
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  • AND WE'RE GOING TODISCOVER WHAT IT IS
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  • IN A CHURCH, WHAT IT ISIN AN INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN
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  • THAT NAUSEATES GOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, THERE COULD NOT BE
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  • ANY TWO MORE DISTINCT CHURCHES
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  • THAN THE ONE WELOOKED AT LAST TIME,
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  • THE CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA,
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  • AND THE CHURCH AT LAODICEA.
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  • TWO DIFFERENT CHURCHES.
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  • AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUTTHIS CHURCH AT LAODICEA.
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  • LET ME JUST SAYSOMETHING FIRST OF ALL
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  • ABOUT THE CITY OFLAODICEA ITSELF.
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  • IT WAS A VERY PROSPEROUS CITY.
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  • IT HAD A LARGE GROSSNATIONAL PRODUCT.
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  • IT WAS THE CENTER FOR THEPRODUCTION OF FASHION,
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  • WOOL, BLACK WOOL THATWAS VERY EXPENSIVE
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  • THAT CAME FROM BLACK SHEEP.
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  • IT WAS A BANKING CENTER.
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  • IT WAS ALSO A CITYTHAT WAS KNOWN
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  • FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ITSEYE OINTMENT, EYE SALVE
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  • THAT WAS THE ONLYWHAT TO REALLY TREAT
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  • OPHTHALMOLOGY PROBLEMS BACK THEN
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  • AND THEY HAD THIS EYE SALVE
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  • THAT COULD CURE PROBLEMSWITH THE EYESIGHT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT THECITY WAS KNOWN FOR.
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  • IN FACT, IT WAS SOWEALTHY OF A TOWN
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  • THAT WHEN AN EARTHQUAKEDESTROYED LAODICEA
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  • IN 60 A.D., THEYDIDN'T HAVE TO APPEAL
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  • TO THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT FOR HELP
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  • IN REBUILDING THEIR CITY.
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  • THEIR OWN TAX REVENUEWAS SUFFICIENT
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  • TO REBUILD THE CITY.
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  • THEY WERE PROSPEROUSIN MANY WAYS
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  • AND EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREECONOMICALLY PROSPEROUS,
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  • JESUS IS GOING TO SAY TO THEM
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  • YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT.
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOU'REFASHIONABLY DRESSED.
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  • SPIRITUALLY YOU ARE NAKED.
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE EYE SALVE
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  • MAY GIVE YOU 20/20 EYESIGHT,
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  • YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY BLIND.
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  • THAT WAS THE PROBLEM
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  • WITH THE CHRISTIANS ATTHE CHURCH AT LAODICEA.
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  • NOW NOTICE HOW IT ISIN ALL THE LETTERS,
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  • JESUS BEGAN WITH ADESCRIPTION OF HIMSELF.
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  • IT'S A THREE-FOLDDESCRIPTION FOUND IN
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  • CHAPTER 3 VERSE 14 AND DID THEPASTOR OF THE CHURCH
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  • IN LAODICEA WRITE, ANDHERE'S HIS PRESCRIPTION.
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  • THE AMEN, THE FAITHFULAND TRUE WITNESS,
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  • THE BEGINNING OF THECREATION OF GOD SAYS THIS.
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  • HE REFERS TO HIMSELF ASFIRST OF ALL THE AMEN.
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  • JESUS IS THE AMEN.
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  • THIS HEARKENS BACKTO ISAIAH 65:15
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  • IN WHICH GOD IS CALLED THE GOD
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  • OF THE AMEN.
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  • NOW WE SAY AMEN ALOT WITHOUT KNOWING
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  • WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.
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  • WHEN YOU SAY AMEN,YOU ARE ASKING GOD
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  • TO ENTER INTO ACOVENANT WITH YOU,
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  • THAT GOD WOULD AGREE TO DO WHAT
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  • YOU HAVE ASKED HIM TO DO.
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  • GOD, THIS IS SOMETHINGI BELIEVE IS YOUR WILL
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  • AND I'M ASKING YOUTO USE YOUR POWER
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  • TO BRING IT ABOUT.
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  • IT POINTS TO SOMETHINGTHAT IS TRUE AND BINDING.
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  • HE IS THE AMEN,GOD'S FINAL WORD.
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  • SECONDLY, HE'S DESCRIBEDAS THE FAITHFUL
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  • AND TRUE WITNESS.
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  • EVEN THOUGH THECHRISTIANS AT LAODICIA
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  • WERE FAITHLESS IN MANY WAYS,
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  • JESUS WAS FAITHFUL.
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  • AND THEN FINALLY HE IS CALLED
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  • THE BEGINNING OFTHE CREATION OF GOD.
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  • NOW THIS ISPARTICULARLY IMPORTANT.
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  • HE IS THE BEGINNING OFTHE CREATION OF GOD.
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  • THAT IS, HE IS THESOURCE OF EVERYTHING
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  • THAT IS CREATED.
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  • NOW WHEN YOU THINK OF THECREATION OF THE UNIVERSE,
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  • AND GOD'S ROLE INIT, WHICH MEMBER
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  • OF THE GODHEAD DO YOU THINK OF
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  • AS BEING INVOLVED IN CREATION?
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  • I DON'T KNOW ABOUTYOU, BUT FOR YEARS
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  • I USED TO THINK ITWAS GOD THE FATHER
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  • WHO CREATED THE WORLD.
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  • NO.
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  • IT IS JESUS THE SON.
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  • JESUS IS THE AGENT OF CREATION.
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  • IN COLOSSIANS 1:15- 16, PAULSAYS JESUS IS THE IMAGE
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  • OF THE INVISIBLEGOD, THE FIRSTBORN
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  • OF ALL CREATION,
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  • FOR BY HIM, THAT IS BY JESUS,
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  • ALL THINGS WERE CREATEDBOTH IN THE HEAVENS
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  • AND ON EARTH.
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  • VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE,
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  • WHETHER THRONES ORDOMINIONS OR RULERS
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  • OR AUTHORITIES, ALL THINGS HAVE
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  • BEEN CREATED THROUGHJESUS AND FOR JESUS.
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  • I MEAN THINK OF THE VASTNESS
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  • OF THIS CREATION FOR A MOMENT.
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  • THINK OF OUR OWN SUNIN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM.
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  • THE HEAT OF THAT SUN IS ABLE
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  • TO PROVIDE ENERGY EVERY DAY
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  • FOR THIS PLANET TO KEEPIT ALIVE AND ACTIVE.
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  • THE SUN IS A MAGNIFICENT STAR,
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  • BUT ACTUALLY IT'S ONLYA MEDIUM SIZED STAR
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  • AND DID YOU KNOW THAT INOUR OWN MILKY WAY GALAXY,
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  • IT IS ONLY ONE OF ANYWHERE
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  • FROM 100 TO 400 BILLION STARS
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  • THAT WE HAVE IN OUR GALAXY.
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  • THE SUN IS JUST ONE OF THOSE.
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  • PERHAPS 400 BILLION STARS,
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  • SOME OF THEM MUCH LARGER
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  • THAN OUR SUN IN OUR GALAXY.
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  • AND THROUGH THEHUBBLE TELESCOPE,
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  • WE KNOW THAT OURGALAXY IS JUST ONE
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  • OF PERHAPS 2 TRILLION GALAXIES.
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  • THINK OF THE VASTNESS OF THAT.
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  • WHO CREATED ALL OF THAT?
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  • JESUS IS THE CREATOR,
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  • THE SOURCE OFEVERYTHING THAT WE SEE.
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  • AND BY THE WAY WHEN YOU DENYJESUS' ROLE IN CREATION.
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  • WHEN YOU SAY THAT THISALL HAPPENED BY CHANCE.
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  • WHEN YOU BUY INTO THEMYTH OF THE EVOLUTION
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  • THAT WE ARE JUST ACCIDENTSTHAT HAPPENED HERE,
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  • THINK OF WHATYOU'RE REALLY DOING.
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  • YOU ARE BLASPHEMING THEWORK OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • HE IS THE AGENT OF CREATION
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  • AND WHEN YOU FAIL TOGIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THAT,
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  • YOU ARE BLASPHEMING JESUS CHRIST
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  • AND HE DOESN'T TAKEBLASPHEMY LIGHTLY.
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  • HE IS THE AGENT OF ALL CREATION.
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  • NOW NOTICE HIS WORDOF CONDEMNATION
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  • FOR THE LAODICEANS.
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  • USUALLY AT THIS POINT,
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  • IF THERE'S SOMETHING GOOD TO SAY
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  • ABOUT THE CHURCH, THIS ISWHERE JESUS POINTS IT OUT.
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  • HE COULD FIND NOTHING TOSAY GOOD ABOUT LAODICEA.
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  • SO HERE'S THECONDEMNATION, VERSE 15.
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  • I KNOW YOUR DEEDS, THAT YOUARE NEITHER COLD NOR HOT.
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  • I WISH THAT YOUWERE COLD OR HOT.
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  • SO BECAUSE YOU ARE LUKEWARM
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  • AND NEITHER HOT NOR COLD,
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  • I WILL SPIT YOU ANDLITERALLY THE WORD THERE IS
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  • I WILL VOMIT YOUOUT OF MY MOUTH.
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  • BECAUSE YOU SAY I AM RICHAND HAVE BECOME WEALTHY
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  • AND HAVE NEED OF NOTHING
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  • AND YET YOU DON'T KNOW
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  • THAT YOU ARE WRETCHEDAND MISERABLE
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  • AND POOR AND BLIND AND NAKED.
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  • NOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE MEANS
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  • BY BEING LUKEWARM, TEPID,
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  • YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING
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  • ABOUT THE CITY OF LAODICEA.
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  • 10 MILES TO THE EAST OF LAODICEA
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  • WAS THE CITY OF COLOSSAE.
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  • PAUL WROTE A LETTERTO THE COLOSSIANS.
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  • LAODICEA, 10 MILES TO THE EAST,
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  • IT WAS KNOWN FORITS COLD SPRINGS
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  • AND THE COLD WATER FROM COLOSSAE
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  • WOULD FLOW BY AQUEDUCTIN THE CITY AT LAODICEA.
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  • BUT BY THE TIME ITMADE THE JOURNEY
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  • THROUGH THAT AQUEDUCT,
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  • THE COLD WATER HADBECOME TEPID, FLAT.
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  • 10 MILES TO THENORTH OF LAODICEA
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  • WAS THE CITY OF HIERAPOLIS.
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  • AND IT WAS KNOWN FORIT'S HOT SPRINGS.
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  • LITERALLY, IT'S BOILING SPRINGS.
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  • AND THE HOT WATER,THE BOILING WATER
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  • FROM HEIRAPOLIS WOULDTRAVEL BY AQUEDUCT AS WELL
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  • TO THE CITY OF LAODICEA.
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  • WHEN IT GOT THERE, IT WASNOT HOT, IT WAS LUKEWARM.
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  • THAT'S WHY, JESUSSAID YOU'RE JUST
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  • LIKE THIS WATER IN LAODICEA.
  • 00:10:28.017 --> 00:10:29.952
  • YOU'RE NEITHER HOT NOR COLD,
  • 00:10:29.985 --> 00:10:31.554
  • YOU'RE LUKEWARM, YOU'RE RANCID.
  • 00:10:31.587 --> 00:10:33.989
  • IT MAKES ME WANT TO VOMIT.
  • 00:10:34.023 --> 00:10:36.759
  • HE SAID THAT'S WHAT YOURCONDITION IS SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:10:36.792 --> 00:10:39.595
  • YOU'RE NEITHER HOT NOR COLD.
  • 00:10:39.628 --> 00:10:43.566
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOVESOMEBODY, OBVIOUSLY,
  • 00:10:43.599 --> 00:10:47.136
  • THAT'S A GOOD THING.
  • 00:10:47.169 --> 00:10:48.537
  • WHEN YOU HATE SOMEBODYYOU HAVE STRONG FEELINGS
  • 00:10:48.571 --> 00:10:51.273
  • ABOUT THE PERSON YOU HATE.
  • 00:10:51.307 --> 00:10:53.109
  • BUT WHEN YOU'RE INDIFFERENTTOWARDS SOMEBODY,
  • 00:10:53.142 --> 00:10:55.911
  • YOU'RE SAYING BASICALLYYOU'RE NOT WORTH ENOUGH,
  • 00:10:55.945 --> 00:10:58.814
  • YOU DON'T HAVEENOUGH VALUE FOR ME
  • 00:10:58.848 --> 00:10:59.849
  • TO EVEN HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT.
  • 00:10:59.882 --> 00:11:01.851
  • I'M INDIFFERENT TOWARDS YOU.
  • 00:11:01.884 --> 00:11:04.120
  • AND THAT'S EXACTLYWHAT THE PROBLEM WAS
  • 00:11:04.153 --> 00:11:06.756
  • WITH THE CHRISTIANS AT LAODICEA.
  • 00:11:06.789 --> 00:11:09.125
  • JUST A LITTLE BITOF CHRISTIANITY,
  • 00:11:09.158 --> 00:11:11.761
  • A LUKEWARM VERSIONOF CHRISTIANITY,
  • 00:11:11.794 --> 00:11:14.663
  • YOU FIND IN MANY CHURCHESINOCULATES CHRISTIANS
  • 00:11:14.697 --> 00:11:17.299
  • AGAINST THE REALEXPERIENCE OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:11:17.333 --> 00:11:20.536
  • THEY GET ENOUGH OF GOD,ENOUGH OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:11:20.569 --> 00:11:23.372
  • TO BUILD UP A RESISTANCETOWARD THE REAL THING
  • 00:11:23.405 --> 00:11:26.742
  • WHEN IT COMES INTO THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:11:26.776 --> 00:11:27.943
  • IT'S DETRIMENTAL TOTHEIR SPIRITUAL HEALTH.
  • 00:11:27.977 --> 00:11:30.279
  • THAT'S WHY GOD HATESLUKEWARM CHURCHES.
  • 00:11:30.312 --> 00:11:32.782
  • THEY ARE THE POORESTTESTIMONY OF ALL
  • 00:11:32.815 --> 00:11:35.417
  • TO THE POWER OF GOD.
  • 00:11:35.451 --> 00:11:37.620
  • AND THAT'S WHY GODSAYS I WANT TO SPEW YOU
  • 00:11:37.653 --> 00:11:40.956
  • OUT OF MY MOUTH,YOU MAKE ME SICK.
  • 00:11:40.990 --> 00:11:45.227
  • WHAT IS IT THAT CAUSES ACHRISTIAN TO BECOME LUKEWARM?
  • 00:11:45.261 --> 00:11:48.964
  • WELL, FOR THE LAODICEANS,
  • 00:11:48.998 --> 00:11:50.800
  • IT WAS THEIR MONEY.
  • 00:11:50.833 --> 00:11:53.102
  • THEIR MONEY, THEIRWEALTH HAD QUENCHED
  • 00:11:53.135 --> 00:11:55.471
  • THE SPIRITUAL FIREIN THEIR HEART.
  • 00:11:55.504 --> 00:11:58.407
  • THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE RICH,
  • 00:11:58.440 --> 00:11:59.642
  • BUT VERSE 17, JESUSSAID YOU ARE WRETCHED,
  • 00:11:59.675 --> 00:12:03.045
  • YOU ARE MISERABLE, YOU ARE POOR,
  • 00:12:03.078 --> 00:12:04.880
  • BLIND AND NAKED.
  • 00:12:04.914 --> 00:12:06.248
  • LET ME STOP YOUHERE FOR A MOMENT,
  • 00:12:06.282 --> 00:12:08.584
  • ASK YOU THE ALLIMPORTANT QUESTION.
  • 00:12:08.617 --> 00:12:13.189
  • IF GOD WERE TO TAKE YOURSPIRITUAL TEMPERATURE
  • 00:12:13.222 --> 00:12:15.624
  • RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
  • 00:12:15.658 --> 00:12:20.162
  • ARE YOU BURNING AS HOT FOR GOD
  • 00:12:20.196 --> 00:12:24.800
  • AND THE FAITH
  • 00:12:24.834 --> 00:12:26.001
  • AS YOU WERE TWO YEARSAGO, 10 YEARS AGO?
  • 00:12:26.035 --> 00:12:32.374
  • HAS YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPERATUREINCREASED OR DECREASED?
  • 00:12:32.408 --> 00:12:37.780
  • HOW WOULD GOD EVALUATEYOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPERATURE?
  • 00:12:37.813 --> 00:12:40.182
  • ARE YOU HOT?
  • 00:12:40.216 --> 00:12:42.284
  • ARE YOU COLD?
  • 00:12:42.318 --> 00:12:43.686
  • OR JUST LUKEWARM.
  • 00:12:43.719 --> 00:12:47.857
  • WHAT'S THE CURE FOR ALUKEWARM CHRISTIANITY?
  • 00:12:47.890 --> 00:12:50.626
  • LOOK AT WHAT JESUS SAID TO
  • 00:12:50.659 --> 00:12:52.494
  • THE CHURCH ATLAODICEA, VERSE 18.
  • 00:12:52.528 --> 00:12:54.563
  • HERE'S THE CURE.
  • 00:12:54.597 --> 00:12:56.665
  • I ADVISE YOU TO BUY FORME GOLD REFINED BY FIRE
  • 00:12:56.699 --> 00:13:00.836
  • SO THAT YOU MAYBECOME RICH AND BUY
  • 00:13:00.870 --> 00:13:03.906
  • FOR YOURSELVES WHITE GARMENTS
  • 00:13:03.939 --> 00:13:05.941
  • SO THAT YOU MAY CLOTHE YOURSELF
  • 00:13:05.975 --> 00:13:07.409
  • AND THAT THE SHAMEOF YOUR NAKEDNESS
  • 00:13:07.443 --> 00:13:09.078
  • WILL NOT BE REVEALEDAND BUY EYE SALVE
  • 00:13:09.111 --> 00:13:12.748
  • TO ANOINT YOUR EYESSO THAT YOU MAY SEE.
  • 00:13:12.781 --> 00:13:16.018
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICETHE THREE THINGS JESUS
  • 00:13:16.051 --> 00:13:18.087
  • SAID YOU NEED TO PURCHASE
  • 00:13:18.120 --> 00:13:19.922
  • IF YOU WANT TO INCREASEYOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPERATURE,
  • 00:13:19.955 --> 00:13:24.493
  • IF YOU WANT TO BECOME HOTFOR PURSUING GOD AGAIN.
  • 00:13:24.526 --> 00:13:27.897
  • FIRST OF ALL, YOU NEEDGOLD REFINED BY FIRE.
  • 00:13:27.930 --> 00:13:31.533
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN YOUNEED TO PURCHASE GOLD?
  • 00:13:31.567 --> 00:13:34.503
  • IN THE BIBLE GOLDREPRESENTS THAT
  • 00:13:34.536 --> 00:13:36.538
  • WHICH ISN'T PERISHABLE.
  • 00:13:36.572 --> 00:13:39.742
  • THAT WON'T FADE AWAY,THAT IS ETERNAL.
  • 00:13:39.775 --> 00:13:42.378
  • AND WHAT HE'S SAYING ISYOU NEED TO HAVE GOLD,
  • 00:13:42.411 --> 00:13:44.847
  • THE THINGS THAT REALLY COUNTFOR ETERNITY IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:13:44.880 --> 00:13:48.651
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE THINGS ARE?
  • 00:13:48.684 --> 00:13:50.019
  • THEY'RE CHARACTER QUALITIES
  • 00:13:50.052 --> 00:13:51.787
  • THAT WE TAKE WITHUS FROM THIS LIFE
  • 00:13:51.820 --> 00:13:53.722
  • INTO THE NEXT LIFE.
  • 00:13:53.756 --> 00:13:55.224
  • GALATIANS 5:22 TO 23 TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:13:55.257 --> 00:13:57.559
  • LOVE, JOY, PEACE,PATIENCE, KINDNESS,
  • 00:13:57.593 --> 00:14:01.563
  • GODLINESS, GENTLENESSAND SELF CONTROL.
  • 00:14:01.597 --> 00:14:07.436
  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE
  • 00:14:07.469 --> 00:14:08.671
  • MORE LOVING THANYOU ARE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:14:08.704 --> 00:14:11.273
  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE
  • 00:14:11.307 --> 00:14:12.308
  • TO HAVE MORE PEACE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:14:12.341 --> 00:14:14.944
  • NO MATTER WHAT'SHAPPENING AROUND YOU,
  • 00:14:14.977 --> 00:14:16.912
  • YOU JUST HAVE A PEACE OF MIND.
  • 00:14:16.946 --> 00:14:18.580
  • WE ALL WANT THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:14:18.614 --> 00:14:21.216
  • JESUS SAYS YOU CAN HAVE THEM,
  • 00:14:21.250 --> 00:14:23.085
  • BUT BEFORE YOU ASK GOD FOR THEM,
  • 00:14:23.118 --> 00:14:24.653
  • REALIZE IT HAS TO BEGOLD REFINED BY FIRE.
  • 00:14:24.687 --> 00:14:28.223
  • THOSE IMPORTANTCHARACTER QUALITIES COME
  • 00:14:28.257 --> 00:14:30.859
  • TO OUR LIFE THROUGHTRIALS AND TESTING.
  • 00:14:30.893 --> 00:14:34.830
  • REMEMBER PETER'S WORDSIN 1 PETER 1:6-7.
  • 00:14:34.863 --> 00:14:39.168
  • HE SAYS IN THISYOU GREATLY REJOICE
  • 00:14:39.201 --> 00:14:41.103
  • EVEN THOUGH FOR A LITTLEWHILE YOU'VE BEEN DISTRESSED
  • 00:14:41.136 --> 00:14:43.305
  • BY VARIOUS TRIALSKNOWING THAT THE PROOF
  • 00:14:43.339 --> 00:14:46.442
  • OF YOUR FAITH BE MORE PRECIOUS
  • 00:14:46.475 --> 00:14:49.678
  • THAN GOLD WHICH IS PERISHABLE,
  • 00:14:49.712 --> 00:14:52.114
  • EVEN THOUGH TESTEDBY FIRE MAY BE FOUND
  • 00:14:52.147 --> 00:14:54.883
  • TO RESULT IN PRAISEAND GLORY AND HONOR
  • 00:14:54.917 --> 00:14:58.320
  • AT THE REVELATIONOF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:58.354 --> 00:15:00.923
  • YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE ACRAFTSMAN IN THE FIRST CENTURY
  • 00:15:00.956 --> 00:15:04.226
  • AND YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKEA PIECE OF GOLD JEWELRY,
  • 00:15:04.259 --> 00:15:07.096
  • YOU WOULD TAKE THE GOLDAND YOU WOULD HEAT IT
  • 00:15:07.129 --> 00:15:11.400
  • UNTIL IT BECAME MOLTENIN ITS STATE, LIQUID GOLD
  • 00:15:11.433 --> 00:15:16.205
  • AND ONCE IT WAS HEATEDUP TO THAT TEMPERATURE,
  • 00:15:16.238 --> 00:15:18.507
  • THE IMPURITIES OFTHE GOLD WOULD RISE
  • 00:15:18.540 --> 00:15:20.642
  • TO THE SURFACE AND THECRAFTSMAN WOULD SKIM
  • 00:15:20.676 --> 00:15:23.012
  • THE IMPURITIES OFF OF THE GOLD.
  • 00:15:23.045 --> 00:15:26.782
  • AND ONLY WHEN THECRAFTSMAN COULD SEE
  • 00:15:26.815 --> 00:15:28.784
  • HIS OWN REFLECTIONIN THE MOLTEN GOLD
  • 00:15:28.817 --> 00:15:30.586
  • DID HE KNOW THE GOLDWAS READY TO BE USED.
  • 00:15:30.619 --> 00:15:34.556
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH GOD.
  • 00:15:34.590 --> 00:15:36.258
  • GOD MANY TIMES SENDSSOME HEAT INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:36.291 --> 00:15:40.396
  • HE SENDS PROBLEMSIN ORDER TO REMOVE
  • 00:15:40.429 --> 00:15:42.998
  • THE IMPURITIES IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:43.032 --> 00:15:45.934
  • SO THAT WE PERFECTLYREFLECT HIS GLORY
  • 00:15:45.968 --> 00:15:49.271
  • AND WHEN HE SEES HISREFLECTION IN OUR LIVES,
  • 00:15:49.304 --> 00:15:52.508
  • THEN HE KNOWS HEIS ABLE TO USE US.
  • 00:15:52.541 --> 00:15:56.845
  • YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIANWHO'S ON FIRE FOR GOD,
  • 00:15:56.879 --> 00:16:00.983
  • FIRST OF ALL, SEEKTO BUY THOSE THINGS
  • 00:16:01.016 --> 00:16:03.652
  • THAT ARE ETERNAL.
  • 00:16:03.685 --> 00:16:04.853
  • BUY GOLD THAT HASBEEN REFINED BY FIRE.
  • 00:16:04.887 --> 00:16:07.423
  • SECONDLY, HE SAYS AND BUYWHITE GARMENTS, WHITE GARMENTS.
  • 00:16:07.456 --> 00:16:11.660
  • WHAT DOES HE MEANWHITE GARMENTS?
  • 00:16:11.693 --> 00:16:14.863
  • LATER IN ONREVELATION 19,
  • 00:16:14.897 --> 00:16:17.433
  • WHEN JESUS RETURNS TO EARTHTHE CHURCH COMES WITH HIM
  • 00:16:17.466 --> 00:16:20.836
  • AND THEY ARE DESCRIBEDAS BEING DRESSED
  • 00:16:20.869 --> 00:16:23.372
  • IN WHITE LINEN ANDJOHN TELLS US WHAT
  • 00:16:23.405 --> 00:16:25.974
  • THAT WHITE LINEN IS.
  • 00:16:26.008 --> 00:16:27.509
  • IT IS THE RIGHTEOUSACTS OF THE SAINTS.
  • 00:16:27.543 --> 00:16:30.846
  • WHEN HE SAYS BUY WHITE GARMENTS,
  • 00:16:30.879 --> 00:16:34.149
  • WHAT HE'S SAYING ISBUY RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:16:34.183 --> 00:16:38.053
  • IF YOU WANT A RIGHTRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:16:38.087 --> 00:16:40.522
  • YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THISIDEA THAT GOD DOESN'T CARE
  • 00:16:40.556 --> 00:16:42.124
  • ABOUT OUR WORKS.
  • 00:16:42.157 --> 00:16:43.592
  • HE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THEMBEFORE WE WERE SAVED.
  • 00:16:43.625 --> 00:16:44.927
  • OUR GOOD WORKS CANONLY CONDEMN US.
  • 00:16:44.960 --> 00:16:47.162
  • HE DOESN'T CAREABOUT OUR GOOD WORKS
  • 00:16:47.196 --> 00:16:49.465
  • BEFORE WE'RE SAVED,BUT AFTER WE'RE SAVED,
  • 00:16:49.498 --> 00:16:51.200
  • OUR GOOD WORKS MEANA GREAT DEAL TO GOD.
  • 00:16:51.233 --> 00:16:54.236
  • IN FACT, THEY DETERMINEDTHE KIND OF HEAVEN
  • 00:16:54.269 --> 00:16:56.238
  • THAT WE EXPERIENCE ONE DAY.
  • 00:16:56.271 --> 00:16:59.007
  • AND THAT'S WHY PAUL SAIDTO THESE LAODICEANS,
  • 00:16:59.041 --> 00:17:01.176
  • MAKE IT YOUR GOAL TOPURCHASE RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:17:01.210 --> 00:17:05.280
  • GOOD WORKS THAT WILL GLORIFYYOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:05.314 --> 00:17:09.685
  • BUY WHITE GARMENTS, GOOD WORKS.
  • 00:17:09.718 --> 00:17:12.521
  • AND THEN HE SAYS THIRDLY,BUY THE EYE SALVE.
  • 00:17:12.554 --> 00:17:16.658
  • ASK GOD TO GIVE YOUSPIRITUAL INSIGHT
  • 00:17:16.692 --> 00:17:18.760
  • INTO WHAT YOUR LIFE REALLY IS.
  • 00:17:18.794 --> 00:17:21.497
  • HOW HE'D USE YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:17:21.530 --> 00:17:23.899
  • CHUCK SWINDOLL SUMMARIZESJESUS' INTENTION WELL
  • 00:17:23.932 --> 00:17:26.502
  • WHEN HE SAYS INSTEADOF A PHYSICAL SALVE
  • 00:17:26.535 --> 00:17:29.538
  • TO HEAL BLURRED EYES,JESUS OFFERED THEM
  • 00:17:29.571 --> 00:17:32.574
  • SPIRITUAL EYE SALVE TOCURE THEIR CATARACTS
  • 00:17:32.608 --> 00:17:36.378
  • FROM THEIR CHARACTER.
  • 00:17:36.411 --> 00:17:40.149
  • WHAT'S THE PROMISE IFYOU DO THESE THINGS?
  • 00:17:40.182 --> 00:17:42.784
  • IF YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY LUKEWARM
  • 00:17:42.818 --> 00:17:45.320
  • AND TAKE JESUS' CURE,LOOK AT THE PROMISE
  • 00:17:45.354 --> 00:17:47.422
  • IN VERSE 19 THROUGH 22.
  • 00:17:47.456 --> 00:17:50.826
  • FIRST OF ALL, THERE'S A WARNING
  • 00:17:50.859 --> 00:17:52.461
  • AND THEN THERE'S A PROMISE.
  • 00:17:52.494 --> 00:17:53.395
  • HERE'S THE WARNING, VERSE 19.
  • 00:17:53.428 --> 00:17:55.364
  • THOSE WHOM I LOVE IREPROVE AND DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:17:55.397 --> 00:17:59.468
  • THEREFORE, BEZEALOUS AND REPENT.
  • 00:17:59.501 --> 00:18:02.738
  • YOU KNOW WHAT GOD'S SAYING?
  • 00:18:02.771 --> 00:18:04.373
  • HE'S SAYING IF YOU DON'T CHANGE,
  • 00:18:04.406 --> 00:18:05.908
  • GET OUT OF YOURLUKEWARM COMMITMENT,
  • 00:18:05.941 --> 00:18:07.409
  • I'M GOING TO TAKE MYBELT OFF AND WHIP
  • 00:18:07.442 --> 00:18:09.344
  • THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF YOU.
  • 00:18:09.378 --> 00:18:12.080
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKINGABOUT, DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:18:12.114 --> 00:18:15.117
  • THIS IS REMINISCENTOF HEBREWS 12:6,
  • 00:18:15.150 --> 00:18:18.053
  • "FOR WHOM THE LORDLOVES HE DISCIPLINES."
  • 00:18:18.086 --> 00:18:22.591
  • YOU KNOW THE SIGN THATYOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD?
  • 00:18:22.624 --> 00:18:26.094
  • ONE OF THE SIGNS ISHE DOESN'T ALLOW YOU
  • 00:18:26.128 --> 00:18:27.896
  • TO GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING.
  • 00:18:27.930 --> 00:18:29.998
  • HE IS GOING TO DISCIPLINE YOU
  • 00:18:30.032 --> 00:18:32.201
  • IF YOU CONTINUE IN DISOBEDIENCE.
  • 00:18:32.234 --> 00:18:34.736
  • THAT'S HOW YOU KNOWYOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD.
  • 00:18:34.770 --> 00:18:38.207
  • IF YOU'RE NOT DISCIPLINED,
  • 00:18:38.240 --> 00:18:39.575
  • IT MEANS YOU'RE NOT HIS CHILD.
  • 00:18:39.608 --> 00:18:42.477
  • YOU DON'T GO AROUND DISCIPLINING
  • 00:18:42.511 --> 00:18:43.412
  • OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, DO YOU?
  • 00:18:43.445 --> 00:18:44.913
  • THAT'S A GOOD WAY TOGET THROWN IN JAIL
  • 00:18:44.947 --> 00:18:47.216
  • TRYING TO DISCIPLINESOMEBODY ELSE'S CHILD.
  • 00:18:47.249 --> 00:18:49.651
  • YOU ONLY HAVE THE RIGHT TODISCIPLINE YOUR OWN CHILD.
  • 00:18:49.685 --> 00:18:51.720
  • SAME WAY WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:51.753 --> 00:18:52.955
  • HE DOESN'T DISCIPLINEUNBELIEVERS NECESSARILY,
  • 00:18:52.988 --> 00:18:55.457
  • HE DISCIPLINES CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:18:55.490 --> 00:18:57.125
  • FOR WHOM THE LORDLOVES HE DISCIPLINES.
  • 00:18:57.159 --> 00:18:59.328
  • AND THE REASON HE DOES ITIS BECAUSE HE LOVES US.
  • 00:18:59.361 --> 00:19:02.364
  • THE SAME REASON WE ASPARENTS PUNISH OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:02.397 --> 00:19:05.601
  • WE DON'T ENJOY PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:19:05.634 --> 00:19:06.868
  • WE DO IT FOR THEIR GOOD.
  • 00:19:06.902 --> 00:19:09.271
  • I THINK ABOUT JAMES DOBSON,HE HAS A GREAT QUOTE,
  • 00:19:09.304 --> 00:19:11.306
  • HE SAID, "THE PARENTHAS TO CONVINCE HIMSELF
  • 00:19:11.340 --> 00:19:13.675
  • THAT PUNISHMENT IS NOTSOMETHING A PARENT DOES
  • 00:19:13.709 --> 00:19:17.479
  • TO THE CHILD, IT'S SOMETHINGHE DOES FOR THE CHILD."
  • 00:19:17.512 --> 00:19:23.552
  • THE PARENTS' ATTITUDEHAS GOT TO BE,
  • 00:19:23.585 --> 00:19:25.487
  • I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO ALLOW YOU
  • 00:19:25.520 --> 00:19:28.023
  • TO BEHAVE LIKE THAT.
  • 00:19:28.056 --> 00:19:31.326
  • GOD LOVES YOU AND ME TOO MUCH
  • 00:19:31.360 --> 00:19:33.095
  • TO ALLOW US TO STAY INA LUKEWARM CONDITION.
  • 00:19:33.128 --> 00:19:39.167
  • HE'LL BRING DISCIPLINEINTO OUR LIFE
  • 00:19:39.201 --> 00:19:40.302
  • AND IT'S NEVER PLEASANT.
  • 00:19:40.335 --> 00:19:42.371
  • THAT'S THE WARNING.
  • 00:19:42.404 --> 00:19:43.639
  • HE SAID, I'M GOINGTO REPROVE YOU,
  • 00:19:43.672 --> 00:19:45.140
  • THEREFORE BE ZEALOUS AND REPENT.
  • 00:19:45.173 --> 00:19:47.776
  • HAVE A CHANGE OF MIND RIGHT NOW
  • 00:19:47.809 --> 00:19:50.779
  • THAT LEADS TO ACHANGE OF DIRECTION
  • 00:19:50.812 --> 00:19:52.881
  • IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.
  • 00:19:52.914 --> 00:19:54.516
  • AND THEN NOTICE THEPROMISE, VERSE 20.
  • 00:19:54.549 --> 00:19:57.419
  • BEHOLD I STAND ATTHE DOOR AND KNOCK.
  • 00:19:57.452 --> 00:20:00.589
  • IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICEAND OPENS THE DOOR,
  • 00:20:00.622 --> 00:20:03.525
  • I WILL COME INTO HIM
  • 00:20:03.558 --> 00:20:05.360
  • AND WILL DINE WITHHIM AND HE WITH ME.
  • 00:20:05.394 --> 00:20:07.796
  • HE WHO OVERCOMES IWILL GRANT TO HIM
  • 00:20:07.829 --> 00:20:10.666
  • TO SIT DOWN WITHME ON THE THRONE
  • 00:20:10.699 --> 00:20:12.768
  • AS I ALSO OVERCAME ANDSAT DOWN WITH MY FATHER
  • 00:20:12.801 --> 00:20:15.537
  • ON HIS THRONE.
  • 00:20:15.570 --> 00:20:18.307
  • I WANT US TO LOOK AT THIS VERSE
  • 00:20:18.340 --> 00:20:20.742
  • FOR JUST A MOMENT, THE PROMISE.
  • 00:20:20.776 --> 00:20:22.210
  • JESUS WASN'T TALKINGTO NON-CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:20:22.244 --> 00:20:24.346
  • HE WAS TALKING TO THE CHURCHCHRISTIANS AT LAODICEA.
  • 00:20:24.379 --> 00:20:28.450
  • THE PICTURE IS JESUSIS STANDING OUTSIDE
  • 00:20:28.483 --> 00:20:30.052
  • OF HIS OWN CHURCHTRYING TO GET INSIDE
  • 00:20:30.085 --> 00:20:32.354
  • OF HIS CHURCH.
  • 00:20:32.387 --> 00:20:34.156
  • HE'S STANDING OUTSIDE THE DOOR
  • 00:20:34.189 --> 00:20:36.491
  • OF A CHRISTIAN'S LIFEWANTING TO COME IN
  • 00:20:36.525 --> 00:20:38.627
  • AND TAKE CONTROL.
  • 00:20:38.660 --> 00:20:40.028
  • LISTEN, IN THE BIBLE,SALVATION IS ALWAYS
  • 00:20:40.062 --> 00:20:42.798
  • A MATTER OF TRUST INJESUS FOR YOUR SALVATION.
  • 00:20:42.831 --> 00:20:47.135
  • IT'S NOT INVITINGJESUS INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:20:47.169 --> 00:20:50.339
  • IT IS TRUSTING INJESUS, BELIEVE,
  • 00:20:50.372 --> 00:20:53.342
  • TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:20:53.375 --> 00:20:55.010
  • AND YOU SHALL BE SAVED
  • 00:20:55.043 --> 00:20:56.345
  • PAUL SAID TO THEPHILIPPIAN JAILER.
  • 00:20:56.378 --> 00:20:58.447
  • JESUS SAID FOR GODSO LOVED THE WORLD
  • 00:20:58.480 --> 00:21:00.749
  • THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON,
  • 00:21:00.782 --> 00:21:01.883
  • THAT WHOEVER WHAT?
  • 00:21:01.917 --> 00:21:03.118
  • BELIEVES, TRUSTIN, CLINGS TO HIM,
  • 00:21:03.151 --> 00:21:05.420
  • SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:21:05.454 --> 00:21:06.688
  • WHEN YOU COME TO THEPOINT IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:21:06.722 --> 00:21:08.490
  • THAT YOU REALIZE YOUCAN'T SAVE YOURSELF,
  • 00:21:08.523 --> 00:21:10.492
  • YOU CAN'T EARN BY SALVATION,
  • 00:21:10.525 --> 00:21:13.128
  • THAT YOU HAVE TORECEIVE IT AS A GIFT
  • 00:21:13.161 --> 00:21:14.963
  • AND YOU SAY GOD, I'M DEPENDING
  • 00:21:14.996 --> 00:21:16.665
  • ON WHAT CHRIST DID FOR METO SAVE ME FROM MY SINS.
  • 00:21:16.698 --> 00:21:20.569
  • YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE,THAT'S WHAT SALVATION IS.
  • 00:21:20.602 --> 00:21:24.106
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT INVITING,IT'S ABOUT TRUSTING.
  • 00:21:24.139 --> 00:21:26.808
  • BUT SANCTIFICATION, THEPROCESS BY WHICH WE BECOME
  • 00:21:26.842 --> 00:21:31.413
  • MORE LIKE CHRISTIS INVITING JESUS
  • 00:21:31.446 --> 00:21:35.183
  • TO TAKE CONTROL OFEVERY PART OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:35.217 --> 00:21:37.686
  • TO JOINTLY WORK WITH HIMIN RENOVATING OUR HEART
  • 00:21:37.719 --> 00:21:41.456
  • SO THAT WE BECOME MOREAND MORE LIKE HIM.
  • 00:21:41.490 --> 00:21:44.993
  • THAT'S JUSTIFICATION,THAT'S SANCTIFICATION,
  • 00:21:45.026 --> 00:21:47.863
  • BECOMING LIKE CHRIST.
  • 00:21:47.896 --> 00:21:50.599
  • LET ME ASK YOU THIS MORNING,
  • 00:21:50.632 --> 00:21:53.135
  • ARE YOU TIRED ANDLIVING THAT LUKEWARM,
  • 00:21:53.168 --> 00:21:57.806
  • TEPID, NAUSEATING CHRISTIANITY?
  • 00:21:57.839 --> 00:22:02.043
  • ARE YOU READY TO BEON FIRE FOR GOD AGAIN,
  • 00:22:02.077 --> 00:22:05.247
  • LIKE PERHAPS YOU WERE AT FIRST?
  • 00:22:05.280 --> 00:22:08.717
  • OPEN THE DOOR.
  • 00:22:08.750 --> 00:22:10.819
  • ALLOW JESUS TO COMEIN AND TAKE CONTROL
  • 00:22:10.852 --> 00:22:13.555
  • OF EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:13.588 --> 00:22:17.592
  • EVEN THOSE THINGS
  • 00:22:17.626 --> 00:22:19.294
  • THAT ARE IN THE LOCKED CLOSET.
  • 00:22:19.327 --> 00:22:21.596
  • AND EXPERIENCE THEPOWER, THE RELEASE,
  • 00:22:21.630 --> 00:22:25.500
  • THAT YOU LONG FOR.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:27.702 --> 00:22:32.774
  • HERE AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:22:32.808 --> 00:22:34.342
  • OUR DESIRE IS TO SEECHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN
  • 00:22:34.376 --> 00:22:37.145
  • ALL ACROSS THE NATIONAND AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:22:37.179 --> 00:22:39.714
  • OPEN THE DOOR FOR JESUS.
  • 00:22:39.748 --> 00:22:42.417
  • TRUSTING IN JESUSFOR YOUR SALVATION
  • 00:22:42.451 --> 00:22:44.820
  • IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP.
  • 00:22:44.853 --> 00:22:46.955
  • JUST AS GOD WANTEDTO DO GREAT THINGS
  • 00:22:46.988 --> 00:22:49.257
  • THROUGH THE CHURCH AT LAODICEA,
  • 00:22:49.291 --> 00:22:50.992
  • GOD WANTS TO DO GREATTHINGS THROUGH YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:22:51.026 --> 00:22:54.863
  • AND THIS IS WHAT PATHWAYTO VICTORY IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:22:54.896 --> 00:22:57.532
  • NOT LONG AGO BOBBIWROTE TO US AND SAID
  • 00:22:57.566 --> 00:23:00.802
  • "I GOT SAVED ONEMORNING WHILE LISTENING
  • 00:23:00.836 --> 00:23:03.138
  • TO PATHWAY TOVICTORY ON THE RADIO.
  • 00:23:03.171 --> 00:23:05.640
  • WHEN IT HAPPENED,TEARS STARTED FALLING
  • 00:23:05.674 --> 00:23:07.976
  • FROM MY EYES.
  • 00:23:08.009 --> 00:23:10.011
  • I BOUGHT A NEW BIBLEAND I BEGAN TO READ IT.
  • 00:23:10.045 --> 00:23:12.547
  • I COULD NOT GETENOUGH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:12.581 --> 00:23:15.484
  • SINCE THAT DAY I HAVE FOUND
  • 00:23:15.517 --> 00:23:17.285
  • A WONDERFUL LOCALCHURCH AND I CONTINUE
  • 00:23:17.319 --> 00:23:19.688
  • TO LISTEN TO PATHWAY TOVICTORY EVERY MORNING
  • 00:23:19.721 --> 00:23:22.224
  • ON MY WAY TO WORK.
  • 00:23:22.257 --> 00:23:23.758
  • THANK GOD I FOUNDPATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:23.792 --> 00:23:27.362
  • WELL, THANK YOUBOBBI FOR SHARING
  • 00:23:27.395 --> 00:23:29.564
  • THAT ENCOURAGING NEWS WITH US.
  • 00:23:29.598 --> 00:23:31.633
  • AND TO THOSE OF YOUWHO GIVE FINANCIALLY
  • 00:23:31.666 --> 00:23:33.768
  • TO SUPPORT PATHWAY TOVICTORY, LET ME EXTEND
  • 00:23:33.802 --> 00:23:36.705
  • BOBBY'S THANKS TO YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:23:36.738 --> 00:23:39.441
  • YOU'RE THE ONE WHOMAKES IT POSSIBLE
  • 00:23:39.474 --> 00:23:41.510
  • FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:23:41.543 --> 00:23:43.178
  • TO HEAR THE LIFE CHANGINGTRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:43.211 --> 00:23:46.381
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:46.414 --> 00:23:48.083
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MOREPATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:48.116 --> 00:23:50.218
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:50.252 --> 00:23:55.257
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN LIGHTOF CURRENT EVENTS,
  • 00:23:55.290 --> 00:23:57.092
  • YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER
  • 00:23:57.125 --> 00:23:58.360
  • IF WE'RE LIVINGIN THE END TIMES.
  • 00:23:58.393 --> 00:24:00.195
  • [PASTOR] ONE DAY THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:24:00.228 --> 00:24:02.497
  • THE TRUMPET IS GOING TO SOUND,
  • 00:24:02.531 --> 00:24:05.367
  • THE HEAVENS ARE GOING TO PART,
  • 00:24:05.400 --> 00:24:07.435
  • SHOULD THAT AFFECTHOW WE LIVE TODAY?
  • 00:24:07.469 --> 00:24:09.971
  • [ANNOUNCER] DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS EXPLAINS
  • 00:24:10.005 --> 00:24:11.606
  • WHERE WE ARE
  • 00:24:11.640 --> 00:24:12.674
  • ON GOD'S PROPHETIC TIMELINE
  • 00:24:12.707 --> 00:24:14.242
  • AND WHY CHRISTIANS DON'TNEED TO FEAR THE END
  • 00:24:14.276 --> 00:24:16.578
  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, "THERAPTURE, FACT OR FANTASY?"
  • 00:24:16.611 --> 00:24:20.749
  • JESUS CHRIST COULD USHER IN
  • 00:24:20.782 --> 00:24:22.784
  • THE END TIMES TRIBULATIONAT ANY MOMENT.
  • 00:24:22.817 --> 00:24:25.820
  • AND FACING THIS TRUTH WILLHAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT
  • 00:24:25.854 --> 00:24:28.690
  • ON THE WAY YOU AND I LIVE TODAY.
  • 00:24:28.723 --> 00:24:32.160
  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPYOF DR. JEFFRESS' BOOK
  • 00:24:32.193 --> 00:24:33.595
  • ON THE RAPTURE ISYOURS WHEN YOU GIVE
  • 00:24:33.628 --> 00:24:35.463
  • A GENEROUS GIFT TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:35.497 --> 00:24:37.899
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:37.933 --> 00:24:40.168
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEDR. JEFFRESS' SERIES
  • 00:24:40.201 --> 00:24:42.571
  • ON THE "BOOK OFREVELATION FINAL CONQUEST"
  • 00:24:42.604 --> 00:24:45.073
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:45.106 --> 00:24:47.442
  • IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT.
  • 00:24:47.475 --> 00:24:49.611
  • THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:24:49.644 --> 00:24:51.112
  • THERE ARE NO PROPHECIESTHAT HAVE TO BE FULFILLED
  • 00:24:51.146 --> 00:24:52.280
  • FOR THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:24:52.314 --> 00:24:53.515
  • IT COULD HAPPENBEFORE WE CONCLUDE
  • 00:24:53.548 --> 00:24:54.983
  • THE SERVICE TODAY.
  • 00:24:55.016 --> 00:24:56.918
  • [ANNOUNCER] THANKYOU FOR PARTNERING
  • 00:24:56.952 --> 00:24:58.019
  • WITH PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:24:58.053 --> 00:24:59.387
  • TO SHARE THE GOODNEWS OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:59.421 --> 00:25:01.056
  • AT A TIME WHEN OURWORLD NEEDS IT MOST.
  • 00:25:01.089 --> 00:25:03.525
  • IN THESE DAYS OFANXIETY AND STRIVE,
  • 00:25:03.558 --> 00:25:05.827
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY ISREACHING MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:25:05.860 --> 00:25:08.196
  • THAN EVER BEFORE WITHTHE BOLD TEACHING
  • 00:25:08.229 --> 00:25:10.465
  • OF GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:25:10.498 --> 00:25:11.499
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY
  • 00:25:11.533 --> 00:25:13.335
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:13.368 --> 00:25:15.737
  • PLEASE REQUEST YOURCOPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'
  • 00:25:15.770 --> 00:25:18.273
  • BRAND NEW BOOK ANDTEACHING SERIES.
  • 00:25:18.306 --> 00:25:24.212
  • JESUS' CONDEMNATION OFTHE CHURCH AT LAODICEA
  • 00:25:24.245 --> 00:25:26.381
  • MAY SOUND HARSH.
  • 00:25:26.414 --> 00:25:27.983
  • BUT REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:25:28.016 --> 00:25:29.784
  • THOSE WHOM I LOVE, IREPROVE AND DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:25:29.818 --> 00:25:34.522
  • THEREFORE, BEZEALOUS AND REPENT.
  • 00:25:34.556 --> 00:25:37.726
  • GOD DOES NOT CORRECTUS BECAUSE HE HATES US.
  • 00:25:37.759 --> 00:25:40.829
  • HE CORRECTS USBECAUSE HE LOVES US.
  • 00:25:40.862 --> 00:25:44.099
  • AND WE WOULDBENEFIT TREMENDOUSLY
  • 00:25:44.132 --> 00:25:45.700
  • FROM CONDUCTING ANEVALUATION OF OUR OWN LIVES
  • 00:25:45.734 --> 00:25:48.637
  • SO THAT WE CAN LIVE INA WAY THAT PLEASES GOD.
  • 00:25:48.670 --> 00:25:52.574
  • WELL, PEOPLE OFTEN WONDER
  • 00:25:52.607 --> 00:25:54.342
  • WHAT WILL WE DO INHEAVEN EVERY DAY
  • 00:25:54.376 --> 00:25:56.378
  • FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:25:56.411 --> 00:25:58.546
  • ONE OF THE CENTRAL ACTIVITIESWILL BE WORSHIPING GOD.
  • 00:25:58.580 --> 00:26:02.384
  • WORSHIP LIKE YOU'VE NEVEREXPERIENCED IT BEFORE.
  • 00:26:02.417 --> 00:26:05.920
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:05.954 --> 00:26:08.356
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:08.390 --> 00:26:13.061
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:13.094 --> 00:26:14.562
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:14.596 --> 00:26:16.731
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:16.765 --> 00:26:19.034
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'BRAND NEW BOOK TITLE,
  • 00:26:19.067 --> 00:26:21.469
  • "THE RAPTURE, FACT OR FANTASY."
  • 00:26:21.503 --> 00:26:24.739
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE"
  • 00:26:24.773 --> 00:26:26.975
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY
  • 00:26:27.008 --> 00:26:29.177
  • FOR CONTACTING US TODAYAT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:29.210 --> 00:26:31.546
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:31.579 --> 00:26:34.449
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:34.482 --> 00:26:36.551
  • "FINAL CONQUEST" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:36.584 --> 00:26:38.420
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:38.453 --> 00:26:41.189
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:41.222 --> 00:26:42.891
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:42.924 --> 00:26:44.859
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING
  • 00:26:44.893 --> 00:26:46.661
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:46.695 --> 00:26:48.897
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:48.930 --> 00:26:52.233
  • YOU KNOW AT THE TOP OF THE LIST
  • 00:26:52.267 --> 00:26:53.902
  • OF THOSE THINGSTHAT ARE IMPORTANT,
  • 00:26:53.935 --> 00:26:56.571
  • BUT NOT URGENT ISOUR WORSHIP OF GOD.
  • 00:26:56.604 --> 00:27:02.377
  • THERE'S NOTHING THAT CRIES OUT
  • 00:27:02.410 --> 00:27:03.778
  • TO US EVERY DAY, WORSHIP,WORSHIP, WORSHIP.
  • 00:27:03.812 --> 00:27:07.482
  • WE DON'T TEND TO PUT THATON A HIGH PRIORITY LIST,
  • 00:27:07.515 --> 00:27:11.453
  • BUT WOULD ANYBODY ARGUETHAT WORSHIP IS UNIMPORTANT?
  • 00:27:11.486 --> 00:27:16.424
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:16.458 --> 00:27:18.493
  • FOR THE MESSAGE, "WORSHIPLIKE YOU'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED"
  • 00:27:18.526 --> 00:27:22.063
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:22.097 --> 00:27:23.631
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:23.665 --> 00:27:29.971