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How To Spot A Phony Part 1

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November 24, 2020
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Today we are going to examine one of Jesus’ most disturbing; and least understood; parables: the parable of the wheat and the tares.

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • 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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  • SOME PEOPLE THINK THATGROWING UP IN A CHRISTIAN HOME
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  • OR GOING TO CHURCHAT THE HOLIDAYS
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  • AUTOMATICALLY MAKESTHEM A CHRISTIAN.
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  • BUT AS WE READ IN SCRIPTURE,
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  • BEING A GENUINE FOLLOWER OFCHRIST ENTAILS SO MUCH MORE.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TOEXPLORE THE DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN AUTHENTICAND FALSE BELIEF.
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  • BECAUSE WHEN ITCOMES TO SALVATION,
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  • THE HEART IS THE ONLYTHING THAT MATTERS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED,"HOW TO SPOT A PHONY,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] EVERY DAY,PATHWAY TO VICTORY IS REACHING
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  • MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
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  • WITH THE ULTIMATE HOPE INTROUBLING TIMES, JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND WE'RE INVITING YOU TOHELP US PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL
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  • ACROSS AMERICA THROUGHTHE HOPE AND TRUTH
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  • MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVEBETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 31ST
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  • WILL BE MATCHED ANDTHEREFORE DOUBLE.
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  • SO TAKE ADVANTAGEOF THIS OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACTFOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • TOGETHER, WE WILL PIERCETHE DARKNESS OF OUR DAY
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  • WITH THE HOPE OF THE WORLD,THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • HOW IS IT THAT SOMEBODYWHO TALKS LIKE A CHRISTIAN,
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  • WHO APPEARS TO EMBRACE SOMEOF THE VALUES OF A CHRISTIAN,
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  • HOW IS IT THAT THEY CAN BEUSED BY SATAN TO ACCOMPLISH
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  • HIS PURPOSE HERE ON THE EARTH?
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  • WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVER THEANSWER TO THAT QUESTION
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  • IN THE PARABLE WE'REGOING TO LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • JESUS SAID THE WORLD ISFILLED WITH PHONY CHRISTIANS.
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  • PEOPLE WHO TALK LIKE CHRISTIANS,
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  • THEY PROFESS TO BE BELIEVERS,
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  • THEY COME TO CHURCH,
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  • THEY SERVE AS SUNDAYSCHOOL TEACHERS,
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  • DEACONS, AND EVEN PASTORS.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH THEYAPPEAR TO BE CHRISTIANS
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  • IN THE FINAL JUDGMENT,
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  • THEY WILL BE SEPARATEDFROM TRUE BELIEVERS
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  • AND THEY WILL SPENDETERNITY IN HELL
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  • ALONGSIDE THE MOST VILEAND HARDENED CRIMINALS.
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  • DO YOU FIND THATDIFFICULT TO BELIEVE?
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  • IF SO, CONSIDER THE PARABLEOF THE WHEAT AND THE TARES.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLESTURN TO MATTHEW CHAPTER 13,
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  • AS WE DISCOVER HOW TOSPOT A PHONY CHRISTIAN.
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  • MATTHEW CHAPTER 13,
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  • THE LAST TIME WE BEGAN THISSERIES ON THE PARABLES.
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  • REMEMBER THE DEFINITIONOF A PARABLE,
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  • YOU PROBABLY LEARNEDIT AS A CHILD,
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  • AN EARTHLY STORY WITHA HEAVENLY MEANING.
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  • WELL THAT'S WHAT A PARABLE IS.
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  • A PARABLE TAKES DIVINE TRUTHAND IT LAYS IT ALONGSIDE
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  • EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES.
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  • JESUS LOVED TO TEACHTRUTH THROUGH PARABLES.
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  • LAST TIME WE SAW THE FIRSTPARABLE IN MATTHEW 13,
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  • ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • IT WAS THE PARABLE OFTHE SOILS AND EXPLAINS
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  • WHY IT IS THAT EVERYONEWHO RECEIVES THE GOSPEL
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  • DOESN'T EMBRACE THE GOSPEL.
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  • IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH THECONDITION OF THE HUMAN HEART.
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  • AND NOW BEGINNING IN VERSE 24,
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  • JESUS IS GOING TOSHARE ANOTHER ASPECT
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  • OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • AND THAT IS, NOT EVERYONEWHO APPEARS TO BE CHRISTIAN
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  • IS IN FACT A GENUINE BELIEVER.
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  • LOOK AT THE PARABLE IN VERSE 24,
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  • JESUS PRESENTED ANOTHERPARABLE TO THEM SAYING,
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  • "THE KINGDOM OF HEAVENCAN BE COMPARED TO A MAN
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  • WHO SOWED GOODSEED IN HIS FIELD.
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  • BUT WHILE MEN WERE SLEEPING,
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  • HIS ENEMY CAME AND SOWEDTARES AMONG THE WHEAT
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  • AND HE WENT AWAY."
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  • NOW THAT SEEMS STRANGE TO US
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  • BECAUSE WE DON'T LIVE INAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
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  • LIKE JESUS DID.
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  • BUT HIS DISCIPLESUNDERSTOOD THE STORY.
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  • IT WAS VERY COMMON INJESUS' DAY FOR SOMEONE
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  • IF THEY WANTED TO GETEVEN WITH SOMEBODY ELSE,
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  • IF THEY HAD AN ENEMY,
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  • THEY WOULD GO INTO THEIR FIELDAND THEY WOULD PLANT TARES.
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  • THEY WOULD PLANT WEEDSIN THAT PERSON'S FIELD.
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  • IN FACT THIS WORD TARE IN YOURNEW AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION
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  • OR A KING JAMES VERSION,
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  • IS REALLY ANUNFORTUNATE TRANSLATION.
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  • THE WORD ACTUALLY REFERSTO THE DARNEL SEED.
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  • IT WAS A RYE POISONOUS GRASS
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  • THAT IN MANY WAYS LOOKEDLIKE GENUINE WHEAT.
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  • IT WOULD GROWALONGSIDE THE WHEAT,
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  • BUT WHEN IT FINALLY CAME TOFRUITION, IT HAD NO FRUIT IN IT.
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  • IT WAS EMPTY.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT,
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  • THE WEEDS OF THE DARNELSEED WOULD STRANGLE OUT
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  • THE GROWTH OF THE GENUINEWHEAT THAT WOULD PRODUCE FRUIT.
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  • AND SO IF YOU WANTED TOGET EVEN WITH AN ENEMY,
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  • YOU WOULD PLANT THISRYE POISONOUS GRASS
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  • IN THE FIELD OF YOUR ENEMY.
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  • IN FACT IT WAS SUCHA COMMON PRACTICE
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  • THAT THE ROMANS HAD A LAWAGAINST DOING SUCH A THING.
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  • SO ANYWAY, JESUS SAID,
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  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENEDTO THIS PARTICULAR MAN,
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  • VERSE 26, "BUT WHEN THE WHEATSPRANG UP AND IT BORE GRAIN,
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  • THEN THE TARESBECAME EVIDENT ALSO."
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  • HOW DID THE TARESBECOME EVIDENT?
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  • BECAUSE WHEN THEY SPRANG UP,
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  • AS MUCH AS THEY APPEAREDTO BE GENUINE WHEAT,
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  • THEY HAD NO FRUIT,THEY HAD NO GRAIN.
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  • VERSE 27, "AND THE SLAVESOF THE LANDOWNER CAME
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  • AND THEY SAID,
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  • 'SIR, DID YOU NOT SOWGOOD SEED IN YOUR FIELD?
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  • HOW THEN DOES IT HAVETARED, THIS FAKE WHEAT?'
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  • AND HE SAID TO THEM, 'ANENEMY HAS DONE THIS.'
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  • AND THE SLAVE SAID,
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  • 'DO YOU WANT US THEN TO GOOUT AND GATHER THEM UP?'"
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  • I MEAN THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE.
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  • IF YOU SEE ALL OFTHIS FALSE WHEAT
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  • THAT IS STRANGLING OUT THEGENUINE GROWTH OF WHEAT,
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  • WOULD IT MAKE SENSE TOGO AHEAD AND UPROOT IT
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  • ONCE YOU DISCOVERED IT?
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 29,
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  • "BUT THE MASTER SAID,
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  • 'NO, LEST WHILE YOU AREGATHERING UP THE TARES,
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  • YOU MAY ROOT UP THEWHEAT WITH THEM.'"
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  • THE DANGER OF PULLING UPTHIS FAKE WHEAT WAS TWO-FOLD.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE DISCIPLESCOULD MAKE A MISTAKE.
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  • THEY WERE SLAVESCOULD MAKE A MISTAKE
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  • AND ACCIDENTALLY MISTAKE,
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  • GENUINE WHEAT FOR FAKE WHEAT
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  • OR FAKE WHEAT FOR GENUINE WHEAT.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT,
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  • THE ROOTS HAD BECOME SOENTANGLED WITH A GENUINE WHEAT,
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  • THAT IF YOU TRIED TO PULL UPTHE FAKE WHEAT, THE FAKE TARES,
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  • YOU MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY UPROOTTHAT WHICH WAS GENUINE.
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  • SO ON VERSE 30, THE MASTER SAID,
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  • "INSTEAD ALLOW BOTH TO GROWTOGETHER UNTIL HARVEST.
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  • AND IN THE TIME OF HARVEST,
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  • I WILL SAY TO THE REAPERS,'FIRST GATHER UP THE TARES
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  • AND BIND THEM INBUNDLES TO BURN THEM UP,
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  • BUT GATHER THE WHEATINTO MY BARN.'"
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  • HE WASN'T SAYING DON'TEVER TRY TO SEPARATE
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  • THE TARES FROM THE WHEAT,
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  • HE SAID WAIT UNTILTHE RIGHT TIME
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  • WHEN YOU CAN EASILYDISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE TWO,
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  • THEN YOU CAN GATHER THETARES AND BURN THEM,
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  • AND THE WHEAT WILL BEGATHERED INTO MY BARN.
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  • NOW JESUS TOLDTWO OTHER STORIES.
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  • ONE ABOUT THE MUSTARDSEED IN VERSE 31 AND 32,
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  • ONE ABOUT THELEAVEN IN VERSE 33.
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  • BUT THE ONE THE DISCIPLESWANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
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  • WAS THIS ONE ABOUT THEWHEAT AND THE TARES.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 36:
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  • THEN HE LEFT THE MULTITUDESTO WHOM HE HAD TOLD THE STORY
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  • WENT INTO THE HOUSE AND HISDISCIPLES CAME TO HIM SAYING,
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  • "LORD EXPLAINED TO USTHE PARABLE OF THE TARES
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  • AND THE FIELD."
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  • WHY DID THEY WANT TOKNOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
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  • BECAUSE IT WAS THEMOST DISTURBING
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  • OF ALL OF JESUS' STORIES.
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  • IT'S A STORY THAT REMINDS US,
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  • YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FOOL OTHERPEOPLE ABOUT YOUR FAITH,
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  • YOU MAY EVEN BE ABLETO FOOL YOURSELF
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  • ABOUT YOURRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD,
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  • BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL GOD.
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  • THERE IS A TIMEOF JUDGMENT COMING
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  • WHEN GENUINE BELIEVERSWILL BE SEPARATED
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  • FROM PHONY BELIEVERS.
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  • TELL US LORD, WHATDOES THIS MEAN?
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  • WELL JESUS WAS ONLY TOOHAPPY TO ANSWER THEIR REQUEST
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  • FOR AN INTERPRETATION.
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  • AND BEGINNING IN VERSE 37,
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  • HE TELLS US WHATTHIS PARABLE MEANS.
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  • AND BE SURE YOU HAVEYOUR OUTLINES OUT,
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  • AND I WANT YOU TOWRITE THESE THINGS DOWN
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RE JESUS'EXPLANATION OF THE PARABLE.
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  • AND HE ANSWERED,AND HE SAID TO THEM,
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  • "THE ONE WHO SOWS THE GOODSEED, THIS IS THE SON OF MAN."
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  • JESUS IS THE SOWER.
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  • HE IS THE ONE WHO PLANTS THEGOOD SEED INTO THE GROUND.
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  • VERSE 38: AND THEFIELD IS THE WORLD.
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  • THE FIELD REPRESENTS THE WORLD.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST THE CHURCH,
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  • IT'S THE WORLD THATCONTAINS THE CHURCH.
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  • AND AS FOR THE GOOD SEED, THESEARE THE SONS OF THE KINGDOM.
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  • THE GOOD SEED REPRESENTSGENUINE BELIEVERS,
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  • GENUINE CHRISTIANS.
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  • NOW REMEMBER INTHE FIRST PARABLE,
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  • THE SEED REPRESENTEDTHE WORD OF GOD,
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  • BUT HERE IT REPRESENTSGENUINE BELIEVERS.
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  • AND THE TARES THEY ARETHE SONS OF THE EVIL ONE,
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  • VERSE 38 SAYS.
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  • THE TARES REPRESENT UNBELIEVERS,OUR FAKE CHRISTIANS.
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  • BY THE WAY, THIS IDEAOF FAKE CHRISTIANS
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  • LIVING RIGHT ALONGSIDEGENUINE CHRISTIANS,
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  • THAT IS NOTHING NEW.
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  • IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCETHE BEGINNING OF CHRISTIANITY.
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  • AS I WAS PREPARINGTHE MESSAGE THIS WEEK,
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  • I THOUGHT I WOULD PULL DOWNDR. CRISWELL'S COMMENTARY
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  • ON MATTHEW AND SEE HOWHE HANDLED THIS PASSAGE.
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  • DR. CRISWELL MADE AGREAT POINT WHEN HE SAID,
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  • "FROM THE BEGINNINGOF THE FAITH,
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  • BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS
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  • HAVE LIVED RIGHTALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER."
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  • EVEN IN JESUS' CIRCLE OFTHE 12, THERE WAS A TARE,
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  • HIS NAME WAS JUDAS.
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  • HE APPEARED TO BE A BELIEVER.
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  • HE EVEN LIVED RIGHTALONGSIDE THOSE DISCIPLES
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  • FOR THREE YEARS, BUT HEWAS A PHONY CHRISTIAN.
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  • AMONG THE 500 WHO SAWTHE RESURRECTED LORD
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  • AMONG THEM WERE SOME TARES.
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  • SOME WHO DOUBTED.
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  • RIGHT ALONGSIDE PAUL,THE GREATEST MISSIONARYWHOEVER LIVED,
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  • THERE WAS A DEMAS THEMAN WHO FORSOOK PAUL
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  • BECAUSE HE LOVED THETHINGS OF THIS WORLD,
  • 00:09:59.789 --> 00:10:01.357
  • MORE THAN HE LOVED THE LORD.
  • 00:10:01.390 --> 00:10:03.693
  • YOU LOOK AT THE GREATCREEDS OF THE EARLY CHURCH,
  • 00:10:03.726 --> 00:10:06.529
  • THOSE GREATCONFESSIONS OF FAITH.
  • 00:10:06.562 --> 00:10:08.330
  • DO YOU REALIZE ALL OFTHEM WERE REACTIONS
  • 00:10:08.364 --> 00:10:10.900
  • AGAINST SOME HERESY THAT HADBEEN BEGUN BY UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:10:10.933 --> 00:10:15.471
  • IN THE EARLY CHURCH?
  • 00:10:15.504 --> 00:10:17.273
  • SINCE THE BEGINNINGOF THE FAITH,
  • 00:10:17.306 --> 00:10:18.808
  • WE HAVE SEEN BELIEVERS ANDUNBELIEVERS SIDE BY SIDE.
  • 00:10:18.841 --> 00:10:24.780
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'STALKING ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:10:24.814 --> 00:10:26.315
  • VERSE 39: THE ENEMY WHO SOWEDTHE UNBELIEVERS IS THE DEVIL.
  • 00:10:26.348 --> 00:10:29.385
  • SATAN IS THE ENEMY.
  • 00:10:29.418 --> 00:10:32.788
  • JUST LIKE THE ENEMY CAME
  • 00:10:32.822 --> 00:10:34.423
  • AND TOOK A LANDTHAT WAS NOT HIS OWN
  • 00:10:34.457 --> 00:10:36.659
  • AND HE PLANTED THESEFALSE WHEAT, THESE TARES.
  • 00:10:36.692 --> 00:10:41.630
  • SO THIS WORLD REALLY DOESN'TBELONG TO SATAN, IT'S GOD'S.
  • 00:10:41.664 --> 00:10:44.967
  • BUT SATAN IS THEGREAT TRANSGRESSOR,
  • 00:10:45.000 --> 00:10:47.069
  • HE IS THE ONE WHO HAS COME
  • 00:10:47.103 --> 00:10:48.871
  • AND TRIED TO DESTROYWHAT GOD IS DOING.
  • 00:10:48.904 --> 00:10:51.841
  • THE HARVEST, THAT REPRESENTSTHE END OF THE AGE.
  • 00:10:51.874 --> 00:10:55.945
  • THE HARVEST EQUALS THE FINALJUDGMENT AT THE END OF THE AGE.
  • 00:10:55.978 --> 00:10:59.915
  • THAT'S AT THE END OF THE GRACEERA THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:10:59.949 --> 00:11:02.818
  • IT'S NOT AT THE RAPTURES,WE'LL SEE IN A MOMENT,
  • 00:11:02.852 --> 00:11:04.754
  • BUT WHEN CHRIST RETURNSAT HIS SECOND COMING
  • 00:11:04.787 --> 00:11:07.189
  • TO SET UP HISKINGDOM ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:11:07.223 --> 00:11:08.824
  • THAT'S WHEN THISJUDGMENT TAKES PLACE.
  • 00:11:08.858 --> 00:11:11.427
  • AND NOTICE ALSO THE REAPERS,
  • 00:11:11.460 --> 00:11:13.062
  • THE ONE WHO SEPARATEBELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:11:13.095 --> 00:11:16.198
  • ARE THE ANGELS.
  • 00:11:16.232 --> 00:11:18.100
  • THAT'S THE MEANINGOF THE PARABLE.
  • 00:11:18.134 --> 00:11:21.203
  • LOOK VERSE 40,
  • 00:11:21.237 --> 00:11:23.773
  • "THEREFORE JUST AS THETARES ARE GATHERED UP
  • 00:11:23.806 --> 00:11:27.309
  • AND BURNED WITH A FIRE,
  • 00:11:27.343 --> 00:11:29.145
  • SO SHALL IT BE ATTHE END OF THE AGE.
  • 00:11:29.178 --> 00:11:32.148
  • FOR THE SON OF MAN WILLSEND FORTH HIS ANGELS,
  • 00:11:32.181 --> 00:11:34.984
  • AND THEY WILL GATHEROUT OF HIS KINGDOM
  • 00:11:35.017 --> 00:11:37.052
  • ALL STUMBLING BLOCKS ANDTHOSE WHO COMMIT LAWLESSNESS."
  • 00:11:37.086 --> 00:11:43.225
  • THIS IS THE JUDGMENTTHAT WILL OCCUR
  • 00:11:43.259 --> 00:11:44.293
  • WHEN CHRIST COMES BACK TO EARTH.
  • 00:11:44.326 --> 00:11:46.529
  • REMEMBER WHEN CHRIST RETURNSAT HIS SECOND COMING,
  • 00:11:46.562 --> 00:11:49.799
  • IT WILL BE AT THE END OFTHE GREAT TRIBULATION.
  • 00:11:49.832 --> 00:11:52.501
  • AND AT THE END OF THATSEVEN YEAR OF TRIBULATION
  • 00:11:52.535 --> 00:11:55.371
  • ON THE EARTH THEREWILL BE SOME CHRISTIANS
  • 00:11:55.404 --> 00:11:57.540
  • WHO SURVIVED THAT TRIBULATION.
  • 00:11:57.573 --> 00:11:59.575
  • THESE WILL BE MEN ANDWOMEN WHO WERE SAVED
  • 00:11:59.608 --> 00:12:01.811
  • AT THE BEGINNINGOF THE TRIBULATION.
  • 00:12:01.844 --> 00:12:03.712
  • THEY PERSEVERED IN THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:12:03.746 --> 00:12:05.147
  • THEY WEREN'T MARTYRED.
  • 00:12:05.181 --> 00:12:06.348
  • THEY ARE ALIVE WHENCHRIST RETURNS.
  • 00:12:06.382 --> 00:12:09.752
  • THERE ARE ALSO UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:12:09.785 --> 00:12:11.253
  • WHO WILL BE ALIVE AT THEEND OF THE SECOND COMING.
  • 00:12:11.287 --> 00:12:13.622
  • PEOPLE WHO WEREN'TDESTROYED BY THE PLAGUES
  • 00:12:13.656 --> 00:12:15.658
  • THAT GOD SENT UP ON THE EARTH.
  • 00:12:15.691 --> 00:12:17.359
  • SO WHEN CHRIST COMES BACK TOEARTH TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM,
  • 00:12:17.393 --> 00:12:20.729
  • THERE HAS TO BE A JUDGMENT.
  • 00:12:20.763 --> 00:12:22.464
  • ONLY TRUE BELIEVERS CAN THENENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 00:12:22.498 --> 00:12:25.201
  • HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:12:25.234 --> 00:12:26.635
  • SO THIS IS WHEN THIS GREATJUDGMENT IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:12:26.669 --> 00:12:29.738
  • NOW, I WANT YOU TOHOLD YOUR PLACE HERE
  • 00:12:29.772 --> 00:12:31.106
  • AND TURN OVER TOMATTHEW CHAPTER 24.
  • 00:12:31.140 --> 00:12:33.742
  • ANOTHER REFERENCETO THIS JUDGMENT.
  • 00:12:33.776 --> 00:12:36.212
  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU ONE OF THEMOST MISINTERPRETED PASSAGES
  • 00:12:36.245 --> 00:12:39.582
  • BY CHRISTIANS IN ALLOF THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:12:39.615 --> 00:12:41.817
  • RELATED TO THE SECOND COMING.
  • 00:12:41.851 --> 00:12:43.586
  • IT'S IN MATTHEW 24,BEGINNING WITH VERSE 36,
  • 00:12:43.619 --> 00:12:48.791
  • CHRIST HAS JUST DETAILEDBEGINNING IN VERSE 29
  • 00:12:48.824 --> 00:12:51.927
  • HIS COMING TO EARTH, HIS SECONDCOMING, HIS VISIBLE RETURN.
  • 00:12:51.961 --> 00:12:58.100
  • NOW NOTICE IN VERSE36, WHAT HE SAYS,
  • 00:12:58.133 --> 00:12:59.602
  • "BUT OF THAT DAY ANDHOUR NO ONE KNOWS,
  • 00:12:59.635 --> 00:13:03.672
  • NOT EVEN THE ANGELSIN HEAVEN NOR THE SON,
  • 00:13:03.706 --> 00:13:06.709
  • BUT THE FATHER ALONE."
  • 00:13:06.742 --> 00:13:08.911
  • ANYBODY WHO TELLS YOU,
  • 00:13:08.944 --> 00:13:10.679
  • THEY HAVE FOUND THESECRET TO THE BIBLE CODE,
  • 00:13:10.713 --> 00:13:13.148
  • OR THEY HAVE FOUND THESECRET OF BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 00:13:13.182 --> 00:13:15.384
  • AND CAN TELL YOU WHENCHRIST IS COMING BACK AGAIN,
  • 00:13:15.417 --> 00:13:17.519
  • WRITE THEM OFF AS A QUACK.
  • 00:13:17.553 --> 00:13:20.122
  • NOBODY KNOWS WHEN CHRISTIS COMING BACK AGAIN,
  • 00:13:20.155 --> 00:13:23.559
  • NOT EVEN JESUS HIMSELF KNOWS.
  • 00:13:23.592 --> 00:13:26.061
  • IT'S RESERVED FOR GOD HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:26.095 --> 00:13:28.530
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 00:13:28.564 --> 00:13:30.199
  • BUT WHAT HE DOES COMENOTICE WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE,
  • 00:13:30.232 --> 00:13:32.334
  • VERSE 37: FOR THECOMING OF THE SON OF MAN
  • 00:13:32.368 --> 00:13:35.304
  • WILL BE JUST LIKETHE DAYS OF NOAH.
  • 00:13:35.337 --> 00:13:37.940
  • FOR IS IN THOSE DAYS WHICHWERE BEFORE THE FLOOD
  • 00:13:37.973 --> 00:13:41.310
  • THEY WERE EATING AND DRINKING,
  • 00:13:41.343 --> 00:13:43.579
  • THEY WERE MARRYING ANDGIVING IN MARRIAGE,
  • 00:13:43.612 --> 00:13:45.614
  • UNTIL THE DAY THAT NOAHENTERED INTO THE ARK.
  • 00:13:45.648 --> 00:13:49.118
  • VERSE 39: AND THEY DID NOTUNDERSTAND UNTIL THE FLOOD CAME
  • 00:13:49.151 --> 00:13:54.857
  • AND TOOK THEM ALL AWAY.
  • 00:13:54.890 --> 00:13:58.127
  • UNDERLINE THATPHRASE IN YOUR BIBLE,
  • 00:13:58.160 --> 00:14:00.195
  • TOOK THEM ALL AWAY,
  • 00:14:00.229 --> 00:14:02.531
  • SO SHALL THE COMINGOF THE SON OF MAN BE.
  • 00:14:02.564 --> 00:14:06.302
  • NOW, WHO GOT TAKEN AWAY BYTHE FLOOD GOD'S JUDGMENT,
  • 00:14:06.335 --> 00:14:09.939
  • BELIEVERS OR UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:14:09.972 --> 00:14:11.640
  • UNBELIEVERS, THE UNBELIEVERSWERE TAKEN AWAY BY THE FLOOD.
  • 00:14:11.674 --> 00:14:16.512
  • NOW HERE'S WHERE IT GETSINTERESTING VERSE 40:
  • 00:14:16.545 --> 00:14:18.514
  • THEN THERE SHALL BETWO MEN IN THE FIELD.
  • 00:14:18.547 --> 00:14:21.317
  • ONE WILL BE, THERE'S THESAME WORD, TAKEN AWAY,
  • 00:14:21.350 --> 00:14:25.220
  • AND ONE WILL BE LEFT.
  • 00:14:25.254 --> 00:14:27.323
  • TWO WOMEN WILL BEGRINDING AT THE MILL.
  • 00:14:27.356 --> 00:14:29.591
  • ONE WILL BE TAKEN AWAYAND ONE WILL BE LEFT.
  • 00:14:29.625 --> 00:14:34.697
  • WHERE IS THE WOMANAT THE MILL TAKEN?
  • 00:14:34.730 --> 00:14:37.099
  • WHERE IS THE MANIN THE FIELD TAKEN?
  • 00:14:37.132 --> 00:14:38.934
  • TO HEAVEN? NO. (CHUCKLES)
  • 00:14:38.968 --> 00:14:40.803
  • THIS ISN'T THE RAPTURE.THIS IS THE SECOND COMING.
  • 00:14:40.836 --> 00:14:43.872
  • THE ONES THAT ARE TAKENARE THE UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:14:43.906 --> 00:14:46.241
  • WHO ARE TAKEN AWAYINTO ETERNAL JUDGMENT.
  • 00:14:46.275 --> 00:14:50.112
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUSIS DESCRIBING HERE.
  • 00:14:50.145 --> 00:14:52.114
  • THE JUDGMENT THAT TAKESPLACE WHEN HE COMES
  • 00:14:52.147 --> 00:14:55.017
  • HIS SECOND VISIBLE COMING.
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:57.353
  • NOW GO BACK FOR A MOMENTTO MATTHEW CHAPTER 13,
  • 00:14:57.386 --> 00:15:00.556
  • LET'S SEE WHERE THESEPEOPLE ARE TAKEN AWAY TO.
  • 00:15:00.589 --> 00:15:03.092
  • WHAT IS THEIR DESTINATION?
  • 00:15:03.125 --> 00:15:05.761
  • MATTHEW CHAPTER 13,BEGINNING WITH VERSE 42,
  • 00:15:05.794 --> 00:15:10.265
  • TALKING ABOUT CHRIST IT SAYS:
  • 00:15:10.299 --> 00:15:12.301
  • AND HE WILL CAST THEMINTO THE FURNACE OF FIRE.
  • 00:15:12.334 --> 00:15:16.338
  • IN THAT PLACE WHERETHERE SHALL BE WEEPING
  • 00:15:16.372 --> 00:15:20.142
  • AND GNASHING OF TEETH.
  • 00:15:20.175 --> 00:15:23.979
  • JESUS IS SAYINGTHE ETERNAL DESTINY
  • 00:15:24.013 --> 00:15:26.648
  • OF PHONY CHRISTIANS IS HELL.
  • 00:15:26.682 --> 00:15:31.954
  • PERHAPS ONE OF JESUS MOSTVIVID DESCRIPTIONS OF HELL
  • 00:15:31.987 --> 00:15:35.691
  • IS FOUND IN A PARABLEWE'LL LOOK AT IN DETAIL
  • 00:15:35.724 --> 00:15:37.960
  • IN THE WEEKS AHEAD,LUKE CHAPTER 16.
  • 00:15:37.993 --> 00:15:40.829
  • THE STORY OF THERICH MAN AND LAZARUS.
  • 00:15:40.863 --> 00:15:43.832
  • REMEMBER THE RICH MAN DIEDAND HE WENT TO HELL, TO HADES.
  • 00:15:43.866 --> 00:15:48.771
  • NOT BECAUSE HE WAS WEALTHY,
  • 00:15:48.804 --> 00:15:51.106
  • BUT BECAUSE HE WASSELF-SUFFICIENT.
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:53.275
  • HE COULD NEVER BRINGHIMSELF TO CALL UPON
  • 00:15:53.308 --> 00:15:55.744
  • THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUSCHRIST FOR HIS SALVATION.
  • 00:15:55.778 --> 00:15:59.581
  • REMEMBER WHAT JESUSSAID WHEN THAT MAN
  • 00:15:59.615 --> 00:16:01.950
  • SHUT HIS EYES ON EARTHFOR THE LAST TIME
  • 00:16:01.984 --> 00:16:04.119
  • AND AWAKENED IN HELL.
  • 00:16:04.153 --> 00:16:06.455
  • THE BIBLE SAYS: AND INHADES, HE LIFTED UP HIS EYES
  • 00:16:06.488 --> 00:16:11.093
  • AND SAID, "FATHERABRAHAM HAVE MERCY ON ME
  • 00:16:11.126 --> 00:16:15.264
  • FOR I AM IN AGONYIN THESE FLAMES."
  • 00:16:15.297 --> 00:16:20.169
  • JESUS TAUGHT THERE WAS
  • 00:16:20.202 --> 00:16:21.703
  • ACTUAL CONSCIOUS ETERNALSUFFERING IN HELL.
  • 00:16:21.737 --> 00:16:26.642
  • AND HERE HE DESCRIBESIT IN VERSE 42,
  • 00:16:26.675 --> 00:16:29.111
  • AS A PLACE THAT WILL BECHARACTERIZED BY WEEPING,
  • 00:16:29.144 --> 00:16:33.015
  • WAILING, GNASHING OF TEETH.
  • 00:16:33.048 --> 00:16:37.219
  • PEOPLE WHO SAY, OH, I DON'TCARE ABOUT GOING TO HELL,
  • 00:16:37.252 --> 00:16:39.088
  • THAT'S WHERE ALL MYFRIENDS ARE GOING TO BE
  • 00:16:39.121 --> 00:16:40.489
  • AND WE'LL HAVE AGREAT TIME THERE.
  • 00:16:40.522 --> 00:16:43.559
  • THEY DON'T KNOW WHATTHEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:16:43.592 --> 00:16:47.029
  • YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE IN HELL,
  • 00:16:47.062 --> 00:16:49.098
  • BUT YOU WON'T KNOW IT.
  • 00:16:49.131 --> 00:16:50.699
  • BECAUSE IT'S A PLACE OFINDESCRIBABLE LONELINESS.
  • 00:16:50.732 --> 00:16:54.470
  • OF WEEPING ANDGNASHING OF TEETH.
  • 00:16:54.503 --> 00:16:58.707
  • PERHAPS THE MOST TERRIFYINGTHING ABOUT HELL IS,
  • 00:16:58.740 --> 00:17:01.677
  • IT'S A FOREVER DESTINATION.
  • 00:17:01.710 --> 00:17:05.948
  • THE WEEPING, THE WAILING,THE GNASHING OF TEETH
  • 00:17:05.981 --> 00:17:07.716
  • WILL NOT ONLY BE DUE TO THEPHYSICAL SUFFERING THERE,
  • 00:17:07.749 --> 00:17:10.285
  • BUT IT WILL BE THE REALIZATIONTHAT THERE IS NO WAY OUT.
  • 00:17:10.319 --> 00:17:17.326
  • THE AWFUL TRUTHABOUT HELL IS THIS,
  • 00:17:17.359 --> 00:17:21.363
  • WHEN YOU WILL HAVE SPENT10 BILLION, TRILLION YEARS
  • 00:17:21.396 --> 00:17:26.034
  • IN THAT PLACE OF WEEPINGAND GNASHING OF TEETH.
  • 00:17:26.068 --> 00:17:29.204
  • WHEN YOU HAVE SPENT 10BILLION, TRILLION YEARS THERE,
  • 00:17:29.238 --> 00:17:32.641
  • YOU WILL NOT HAVELESSENED BY ONE SECOND,
  • 00:17:32.674 --> 00:17:37.112
  • THE TIME YOU HAVELEFT TO SPEND THERE.
  • 00:17:37.146 --> 00:17:40.782
  • THAT'S THE AWFULTRUTH ABOUT HELL.
  • 00:17:40.816 --> 00:17:44.586
  • PEOPLE SAY, I JUSTDON'T BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:17:44.620 --> 00:17:46.788
  • I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:17:46.822 --> 00:17:48.323
  • I DON'T BELIEVE GOD WOULD EVERALLOW SUCH A THING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:48.357 --> 00:17:53.829
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:17:53.862 --> 00:17:55.664
  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THATTHEN JESUS CHRIST IS A LIAR.
  • 00:17:55.697 --> 00:17:59.201
  • YOU HAVE TO COMETO THAT CONCLUSION.
  • 00:17:59.234 --> 00:18:00.769
  • BECAUSE JESUS TALKEDMORE OFTEN ABOUT HELL
  • 00:18:00.802 --> 00:18:03.172
  • THAN HE DID ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:03.205 --> 00:18:04.907
  • YOU CAN'T SAY, WELL, I ACCEPTWHAT HE SAID ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:04.940 --> 00:18:06.975
  • I JUST REJECT WHATHE SAID ABOUT HELL.
  • 00:18:07.009 --> 00:18:08.877
  • NO. HE SPOKE MORE OFTEN ABOUTHELL THAN HE DID ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:08.911 --> 00:18:12.214
  • WHY? BECAUSE IT'S A REALITY.
  • 00:18:12.247 --> 00:18:15.918
  • IT'S THE PLACE FROM WHICH HECAME AND DIED TO DELIVER US.
  • 00:18:15.951 --> 00:18:21.823
  • JESUS SAID, "THOSE WHOARE PHONY CHRISTIANS
  • 00:18:21.857 --> 00:18:25.827
  • WILL BE CAST INTOTHIS PLACE OF FIRE."
  • 00:18:25.861 --> 00:18:28.931
  • BUT NOTICE IN VERSE 43,
  • 00:18:28.964 --> 00:18:30.432
  • THE DESTINATION OF GENUINEBELIEVERS, IN CONTRAST,
  • 00:18:30.465 --> 00:18:33.435
  • "THEN THE RIGHTEOUS WILLSHINE FORTH AS THE SUN
  • 00:18:33.468 --> 00:18:36.505
  • IN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER.
  • 00:18:36.538 --> 00:18:38.207
  • HE WHO HAS EARS, LET HIM HEAR."
  • 00:18:38.240 --> 00:18:42.477
  • WHAT JESUS IS SHOWINGIS THE GREAT CONTRAST
  • 00:18:42.511 --> 00:18:44.947
  • IN THE ETERNAL DESTINY
  • 00:18:44.980 --> 00:18:46.381
  • OF THE UNBELIEVERAND THE BELIEVER.
  • 00:18:46.415 --> 00:18:48.917
  • THE UNBELIEVER WILLBE FOREVER IN HELL.
  • 00:18:48.951 --> 00:18:51.386
  • THAT PLACE OF DARKNESS.
  • 00:18:51.420 --> 00:18:53.088
  • THE BELIEVER WILL BE WITHCHRIST FOREVER IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:53.121 --> 00:18:57.759
  • ONE REASON WE HAVE AHARD TIME BELIEVING THAT,
  • 00:18:57.793 --> 00:19:01.396
  • ONE REASON WE HAVE AHARD TIME BELIEVING
  • 00:19:01.430 --> 00:19:03.131
  • THERE REALLY IS A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:19:03.165 --> 00:19:04.433
  • BETWEEN THE ETERNALDESTINATION OF THE SAVED
  • 00:19:04.466 --> 00:19:07.736
  • AND THE UNSAVED IS,
  • 00:19:07.769 --> 00:19:09.071
  • RIGHT NOW IN THIS WORLD,
  • 00:19:09.104 --> 00:19:11.340
  • BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERSEXIST SIDE BY SIDE
  • 00:19:11.373 --> 00:19:14.843
  • WITH ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:19:14.876 --> 00:19:17.512
  • THAT'S TRUE IN YOUR WORKPLACE.
  • 00:19:17.546 --> 00:19:19.248
  • WHERE YOU WORK RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:19:19.281 --> 00:19:20.515
  • THERE'RE BELIEVERS ANDTHERE'RE UNBELIEVERS,
  • 00:19:20.549 --> 00:19:23.819
  • WORKING AT THE SAMEPLACE OF BUSINESS.
  • 00:19:23.852 --> 00:19:27.956
  • IN YOUR HOME VERY POSSIBLY,
  • 00:19:27.990 --> 00:19:30.592
  • THERE ARE UNBELIEVERSAND BELIEVERS
  • 00:19:30.626 --> 00:19:32.928
  • WHO LIVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF,
  • 00:19:32.961 --> 00:19:34.863
  • WHO PERHAPS EVENSLEEPING IN THE SAME BED.
  • 00:19:34.896 --> 00:19:38.500
  • EVEN IN THIS CHURCHTHIS MORNING,
  • 00:19:38.533 --> 00:19:40.502
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH DALLAS,OUT THERE IN THE PEWS,
  • 00:19:40.535 --> 00:19:43.939
  • THERE'RE BELIEVERSAND UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:19:43.972 --> 00:19:47.442
  • SHARING THE SAME PEW.
  • 00:19:47.476 --> 00:19:49.177
  • EACH HERE, EACHPURPORTING TO WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:19:49.211 --> 00:19:53.882
  • SOME ARE GENUINE BELIEVERS.SOME ARE FAKE BELIEVERS,
  • 00:19:53.915 --> 00:19:57.586
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH WEEXIST SIDE-BY-SIDE,
  • 00:19:57.619 --> 00:19:59.921
  • THE WHEAT AND THE TARES,
  • 00:19:59.955 --> 00:20:01.556
  • BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS,
  • 00:20:01.590 --> 00:20:02.958
  • EVEN THOUGH WE EXISTSIDE-BY-SIDE IN THIS WORLD,
  • 00:20:02.991 --> 00:20:05.761
  • JESUS IS SAYING THERE IS ATIME OF SEPARATION COMING.
  • 00:20:05.794 --> 00:20:09.831
  • THERE IS A TIME WHENGOD WILL SEPARATE
  • 00:20:09.865 --> 00:20:12.334
  • THE REAL FROM THE FAKE.
  • 00:20:12.367 --> 00:20:14.503
  • REAL CHRISTIANS FROMPHONY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:20:14.536 --> 00:20:17.906
  • AND THAT SEPARATION WILLLAST FOR ALL ETERNITY.
  • 00:20:17.939 --> 00:20:23.845
  • AND WHAT'S THE APPLICATIONOF THIS PARABLE FOR US?
  • 00:20:23.879 --> 00:20:27.516
  • LEMME SUGGEST TOYOU FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:20:27.549 --> 00:20:28.950
  • THREE WRONG ORFALSE APPLICATIONS
  • 00:20:28.984 --> 00:20:31.887
  • THAT PEOPLE MISTAKENLYMAKE FROM THIS PARABLE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THISPARABLE IS WRONGLY APPLIED
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  • IF IT LEADS TO ANAPATHY FOR LOST PEOPLE,
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  • AN APATHY FOR LOSS PEOPLE.
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  • THERE'S SOME PEOPLEWHO WOULD SAY,
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  • WELL, SINCE YOU CAN'T REALLYTELL WHO'S A REAL CHRISTIAN
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  • AND NOT A REAL CHRISTIAN,YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN TRY,
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  • JUST LEAVE IT UP TO GOD,
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  • LET HIM WORRY ABOUT IT.
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  • AND PRETTY SOON YOUWILL FIND YOURSELF
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  • NOT SHARING YOUR FAITH WITHANYONE BECAUSE YOU THINK,
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  • WELL, I CAN'T TELLWHO'S REALLY A BELIEVER
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  • AND NOT A BELIEVER.
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  • THAT'S NOT WHAT JESUS IS SAYING.
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  • IF YOU LOOK AT LUKE 15, ASWE WILL IN THE MONTHS AHEAD,
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  • JESUS TOLD THREE PARABLESABOUT A LOST COIN,
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  • A LOST SHEEP AND A LOST SON,
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  • TO SHOW THAT GOD LOVESPEOPLE WHO ARE LOST.
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  • THAT'S WHY HE SENTCHRIST TO RESCUE THEM.
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  • AND IF WE REALLY HAVETHE HEART OF GOD,
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  • WE TOO WILL BE LOOKINGFOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST,
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  • NOT TO JUDGE THEM, BUT TO LEADTHEM TO A PLACE OF SALVATION.
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  • JESUS ISN'T SAYING WESHOULDN'T TRY TO DETERMINE
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  • WHETHER SOMEBODYIS SAVED OR LOST.
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  • WE OUGHT TO TRY TO MAKETHAT DETERMINATION,
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  • NOT TO JUDGE THEM,BUT TO RESCUE THEM.
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  • BY THE WAY, LET ME GIVEYOU A FOOLPROOF QUESTION
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  • YOU CAN USE TO DETERMINE WHETHERSOMEBODY IS SAVED OR LOST.
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  • THERE'S SOMEBODYYOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT.
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  • YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHETHERTHEY'RE SAVED OR LOST,
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  • ASK THEM THIS SIMPLE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT ARE YOU DEPENDING ON TOGET YOU TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU DEPENDING ON TOGET YOU TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE?
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  • MOST PEOPLE EVENCHURCH PEOPLE WILL SAY,
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  • WELL, THE FACT THAT I TRYTO KEEP THE 10 COMMANDMENTS,
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  • OR I LIVE BY THE GOLDEN RULE,
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  • OR MY GRANDFATHER WAS AFOUNDER OF THE CHURCH,
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  • OR I WAS BAPTIZEDWHEN I WAS AN INFANT.
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  • THEY'LL COME UP WITHALL KINDS OF THINGS.
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  • ALL OF WHICH ARETHE WRONG ANSWER.
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE RIGHTANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.
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  • WHAT AM I DEPENDING ON TOGET ME TO HEAVEN WHEN I DIE?
  • 00:22:25.867 --> 00:22:28.503
  • THE FACT THAT I'VE TRUSTEDIN JESUS TO BE MY SAVIOR.
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  • THAT I BELIEVE THATHE DIED IN MY PLACE,
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  • THAT HE TOOK THEPUNISHMENT THAT I DESERVE.
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  • IT'S CLEAR THAT GOD HASVERY LITTLE PATIENCE
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  • WITH COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANS.
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  • YOU CAN FOOL OTHERPEOPLE ABOUT YOUR FAITH,
  • 00:22:48.723 --> 00:22:50.959
  • BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL GOD.
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  • WELL, I'M EAGER TO TELL YOU
  • 00:22:53.995 --> 00:22:55.564
  • ABOUT THE RECORD-BREAKINGMATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:22:55.597 --> 00:22:58.099
  • THAT'S JUST BECOME ACTIVE.
  • 00:22:58.133 --> 00:23:00.235
  • A GENEROUS GROUP OF FRIENDSHAVE BANDED TOGETHER
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  • TO GIVE PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • A SPECIAL YEAR-ENDGIFT OF $1.2 MILLION.
  • 00:23:04.339 --> 00:23:08.543
  • BECAUSE OF THIS ARRANGEMENT,
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE TOSUPPORT PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:10.078 --> 00:23:13.281
  • BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR ISAUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED IN SIZE,
  • 00:23:13.315 --> 00:23:17.752
  • UNTIL WE REACHED THE FINAL GOAL.
  • 00:23:17.786 --> 00:23:20.121
  • SO RIGHT NOW YOUR GENEROUSYEAR-END GIFT OF $100
  • 00:23:20.155 --> 00:23:23.925
  • WOULD BE MATCHEDUNTIL IT BECOMES $200.
  • 00:23:23.959 --> 00:23:27.529
  • A $500 GIFT BECOMES $1.000.
  • 00:23:27.562 --> 00:23:31.032
  • A $5.000 GIFT WOULDBECOME $10.000.
  • 00:23:31.066 --> 00:23:34.870
  • NO MATTER THE SIZE YOUR GIFTWILL HAVE TWICE THE IMPACT
  • 00:23:34.903 --> 00:23:38.640
  • BECAUSE OF THISMATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • THE DARKNESS IN OURBELOVED COUNTRY IS GREAT,
  • 00:23:41.042 --> 00:23:44.045
  • BUT THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:23:44.079 --> 00:23:45.647
  • THE LIGHT OF GOD'S TRUTHIS GREATER AND BRIGHTER.
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  • PLEASE HELP ME BOLDLYSHARE THE GOOD NEWS
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  • WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND HELPME PROCLAIM IT TO THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:51.853 --> 00:23:55.557
  • NOW STAY THERE I'LL BE BACKWITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROMONE DAY TO THE NEXT
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  • LIFE IS ALWAYS CHANGING,
  • 00:24:02.731 --> 00:24:04.366
  • BUT NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGSOR WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE,
  • 00:24:04.399 --> 00:24:07.936
  • YOU CAN STAY ROOTED IN GOD'SWORD THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR
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  • WITH THE BRAND NEW 2021 PATHWAYTO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL,
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  • CONTAINS 262 DEVOTIONS,
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  • BASED ON THE TEACHINGOF DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • MORE THAN 500 PAGES IN LENGTH,
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  • IS THE PERFECT COMPANIONFOR YOUR MORNING
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  • OR EVENING BIBLESTUDY OR PRAYER TIME.
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  • EACH WEEK OF DEVOTION CONTENTIS THOUGHTFULLY ORGANIZED
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  • EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,ALL 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR.
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  • AS YOU SEEK TO SERVEGOD AND HIS KINGDOM.
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  • AS SPRING TURNS TO SUMMER,
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  • LEARN HOW TO LET GOD SHAPEYOUR ATTITUDES AND CHOICES.
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  • AND AS YOU MOVE INTO THE FALLAND BACK TO SCHOOL MONTHS,
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  • GAIN A DEEPERUNDERSTANDING OF WHY JESUS
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  • IS THE ONLY TRUEPATH TO SALVATION.
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  • ALL THIS AND MORE IN ABEAUTIFUL LEATHER-BOUND BOOK
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  • THAT YOU CAN TAKE ANYWHERE.
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  • LIFE MOVES FAST, AND SOMETIMESIT'S HARD TO KEEP UP,
  • 00:25:15.470 --> 00:25:19.207
  • BUT NO MATTER THESEASON OF THE YEAR
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  • OR THE SEASON OF YOUR LIFE,
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  • THE BRAND NEW 2021 PATHWAYTO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
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  • WILL HELP SEE YOU THROUGH IT.
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  • WHEN WE REACH HEAVEN ONE DAY,
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  • WE'LL LIKELY BE SURPRISED BYWHO IS AND WHO ISN'T THERE.
  • 00:25:33.221 --> 00:25:37.659
  • SO OFTEN PEOPLE LOOKGODLY FROM THE OUTSIDE,
  • 00:25:37.692 --> 00:25:40.629
  • BUT THE CONDITION OF THEIRHEART REVEALS ANOTHER STORY.
  • 00:25:40.662 --> 00:25:44.699
  • AND JESUS IS CLEAR ABOUTTHE ETERNAL DESTINY
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  • OF PHONY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:25:47.936 --> 00:25:50.171
  • WELL, THERE'S MUCH MORE TOLEARN FROM THIS STORY OF JESUS.
  • 00:25:50.205 --> 00:25:53.308
  • AND NEXT TIME, I'M GOING TOSHARE FOUR TIMELESS PRINCIPLES
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  • THAT COME FROM THE PARABLEOF THE WHEAT AND TARES.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
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  • 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,
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  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDINGYOU THE BRAND NEW 2021
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL.
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  • PLUS THE PARABLES OF JESUSBROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:26:17.032 --> 00:26:21.102
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:21.136 --> 00:26:23.905
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • JOY, SELF-CONTROL,
  • 00:26:49.030 --> 00:26:52.801
  • FREEDOM FROM BITTERNESS.
  • 00:26:52.834 --> 00:26:55.970
  • AGAIN, THE WORD OF GOD SAYS:
  • 00:26:56.004 --> 00:26:57.772
  • WHERE THERE IS NO FRUIT, THEREIS NO GENUINE SPIRITUAL LIFE.
  • 00:26:57.806 --> 00:27:04.779
  • ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:27:04.813 --> 00:27:07.682
  • DON'T CHEAT ON THE ANSWERS.
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  • BE HONEST BECAUSE YOURETERNAL DESTINY IS AT STAKE.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,
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  • HOW TO SPOT A PHONY,
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  • HERE ON A PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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