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The Truth About Angels Part 2

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January 5, 2021
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As the writer of Hebrews continues to develop his argument for the superiority of Christ to every aspect of Judaism, he demonstrates how Jesus is superior to the angels who Jesus created to serve Him and us.

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The Truth About Angels Part 2

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTSCONTAIN FASCINATING ACCOUNTS
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  • OF PEOPLE WHO CROSSEDPATHS WITH ANGELS.
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  • SO WHO ARE THESE MYSTERIOUSINVISIBLE BEINGS?
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  • AND WHY DID GOD CREATE THEM?
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  • WELL TODAY, WE'RE GOING TOLEARN WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • ABOUT THE NATURE OF ANGELS ANDTHEIR PURPOSE IN OUR WORLD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLEDTHE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] AT THIS VERY MOMENT,
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  • GOD IS PREPARING APLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM
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  • AND TO HELP YOU AND YOURLOVED ONES GET READY.
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HASWRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • "100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
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  • SPEND 100 DAYS REFLECTINGON THE BEAUTIFUL PLACE
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  • GOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • "100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY,"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW DEMONS ARE VERYORTHODOX IN THEIR THEOLOGY.
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  • THEY BELIEVE ALL OF THERIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS.
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  • THEY BELIEVE THAT JESUSWAS THE SON OF GOD.
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  • AND MARK ONE, AGAIN MANY TIMES
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  • THEY WOULD SAY, "WEKNOW WHO YOU ARE.
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  • "YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD."
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  • THEY BELIEVE IN THEDEITY OF CHRIST.
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  • THEY BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIEDFOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
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  • THEY KNOW THAT.
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  • THEY BELIEVE THAT JESUSAROSE FROM THE DEAD.
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  • YOU KNOW, THEY SHOULDFOREVER DISPEL THE IDEA
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  • THAT JUST BELIEVINGINTELLECTUALLY
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  • THE RIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUSWILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN.
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  • WE HAVE THIS INTELLECTUALCHRISTIANITY,
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  • WELL, AS LONG AS I BELIEVETHESE CERTAIN FACTS ABOUT JESUS,
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  • I WILL GO TO HEAVEN.LISTEN TO ME.
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  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THATJESUS IS THE SON OF GOD
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  • WHO DIED FOR THESINS OF THE WORLD
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  • AND ROSE AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY,
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  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THOSE AND GOSTRAIGHT TO HELL WHEN YOU DIE.
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  • BECAUSE THE DEMONS BELIEVEDTHOSE THINGS AS WELL.
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  • IN FACT, DID YOU KNOW THATDEMONS BELIEVED THOSE THINGS
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  • MORE THAN YOU DO?OR I DO?
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  • BECAUSE THEY WERE EYE WITNESSES.THEY SAW HIM ON THE CROSS.
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  • THEY SAW HIS MIRACLES.
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  • THEY WERE THERE WHENTHE TOMB WAS EMPTY.
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  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BELIEVE
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  • THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD
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  • WHO DIED FOR THESINS OF THE WORLD
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  • AND ROSE AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY.
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  • THERE HAS TO BE A TIMEIN YOUR LIFE, IN MY LIFE,
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  • WHEN I SAY, "I BELIEVE THATJESUS DIED FOR MY SINS.
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  • "AND I BELIEVE THATMY ONLY HOPE OF HEAVEN
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  • "IS TRUSTING IN WHATHE DID ON THE CROSS
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  • "WHEN HE SAID IT IS FINISHED
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  • "AND HE PAID MYSIN DEBT FOREVER.
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  • "WITHOUT CHRIST, IONLY DESERVE HELL.
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  • "I AM CLINGING TO, TRUSTINGAND BELIEVING IN JESUS
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  • "AND WHAT HE DID FORME FOR ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS,THE MOMENT WE DO THAT,
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  • OUR NAME IS IN THE BOOK OF LIFE
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  • AND IT SHALL NEVER BE ERASED.
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  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANSTO BE A CHRISTIAN.
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  • BUT DEMONS UNDERSTAND THERIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS
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  • BUT THEY'VE NEVER TRUSTED INJESUS FOR THEIR SALVATION.
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  • YOU KNOW, EVEN THOUGH ANGELSUNDERSTAND A LOT OF THINGS
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  • PERHAPS BETTER THAN WE DO,
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  • THERE'S ONE THING THEYHAVE NO CLUE ABOUT.
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  • AND THAT IS OUR SALVATION.
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  • THE ANGELS ARE CURIOUS ABOUT
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  • WHY THE GREAT GOD OF THEUNIVERSE WOULD HUMBLE HIMSELF,
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  • SEND HIS SON TO CALVARYTO DIE A HUMILIATING DEATH
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  • ON OUR BEHALF. INFIRST PETER 1 :11-12,
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  • PETER IS TALKINGABOUT THE PROPHETS,
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  • HOW THEY HAD LIMITED KNOWLEDGE.
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  • HE SAYS, THE PROPHETSSEEKING TO KNOW WHAT PERSON
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  • OR TIME THE SPIRIT OFCHRIST WIND WITHIN THEM
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  • WAS INDICATING AS HE PREDICTEDTHE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST
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  • AND THE GLORIES TO FOLLOW.
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  • IT WAS REVEALED TO THE PROPHETS
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  • THAT THEY WERE NOTSERVING THEMSELVES.
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  • BUT YOU, IN THESE THINGS,
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  • WHICH NOW HAVE BEENANNOUNCED TO YOU
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  • THROUGH THOSE WHOPREACH THE GOSPEL TO YOU
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  • BY THE HOLY SPIRITSENT FROM HEAVEN,
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  • THINGS INTO WHICH THEANGELS LONG TO WORK.
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  • WHAT PETER IS SAYINGIS THE PROPHETS
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  • DIDN'T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHINGTHEY WERE WRITING ABOUT
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  • BUT NOW THE APOSTLESTHAT PREACHED TO YOU
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  • THE STORY OF CHRISTAND HIS REDEMPTION,
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  • THE SALVATION HE OFFERS,
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  • SUBJECT MATTER WHICH THEANGELS LONGED TO LOOK INTO.
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  • THEY DON'T GET IT.
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  • THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
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  • IN FACT, DID YOU KNOW,
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  • ONE OF THE CHIEFREASONS CHRIST SAVED YOU
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  • WAS SO THAT ALL CREATION,EPHESIANS 2 SAYS,
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  • ALL CREATION IN HEAVEN, ONEARTH AND UNDER THE EARTH
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  • CAN SEE WHAT AMAGNIFICENT GOD WE SERVE.
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  • JESUS CHRIST INHIS COMING TO EARTH
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  • IS EXHIBITED TO ALLOF THE CREATED BEING,
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  • BOTH IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH,MAYBE ON OTHER PLANETS.
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  • I KNOW I'LL GETLETTERS ABOUT THAT.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF THERE AREOTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE OR NOT.
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  • BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS
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  • IF THERE'S LIFE IN OTHERPLACES IN THE UNIVERSE,
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  • GOD IS POINTING TOPLANET EARTH AND SAYING,
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  • "IF YOU WANT TO KNOWWHAT KIND OF GOD I AM
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  • "AND HOW MUCH I LOVE HUMANITY,
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  • "LOOK AND SEE WHAT I DIDIN SENDING MY SON JESUS
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  • "TO DIE FOR THIS RACE THATI CREATED, THE HUMAN RACE."
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  • THAT'S WHAT THEANGELS DON'T GET.
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  • WE'RE EXHIBITS OF GOD'SLOVE AND COMPASSION.
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  • ANGELS HAVE INTELLECT.
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  • SECONDLY, ANGELS HAVE EMOTION.
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  • JOB 38:7 SAYS, THEY EXPRESS JOY.
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  • ISAIAH 6:3 SAYS, THEYHAD THE ABILITY TO WORSHIP.
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  • LUKE 15 SAYS, VERSE10, THAT THEY REJOICE
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  • WHEN SOMEBODY COMESTO FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • OUR FIRST SERVICE TODAY, THEANGELS IN HEAVEN WAS REJOICING,
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  • WERE REJOICING.
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  • I COULD ALMOST HEAR THEMUP THERE, PRAISING GOD.
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  • AS PEOPLE CAME DOWN FROM EVERYBACKGROUND YOU CAN IMAGINE
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  • PLACING THEIR FAITHIN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS WHENI GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO TRUST IN CHRIST,
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  • THE ANGELS ARE STANDINGON TIPTOE WATCHING
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  • TO SEE WHAT YOU DO AND RESPOND,
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  • AND THEY REJOICE WHENYOU COME FORWARD.
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  • THIRDLY, THE BIBLE SAYSANGELS HAVE A WILL.
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  • THAT IS, THEY HAVE THE ABILITYTO CHOOSE A COURSE OF ACTION
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  • AND TO FOLLOW IT.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, LUCIFER,SATAN, THE CHIEF ANGEL,
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  • IN ISAIAH 14.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT LEDTO HIS DOWNFALL.
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  • HE SAID, "I WILL ASCENDTO GOD'S HOLY MOUNTAIN.
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  • "AND I WILL BE LIKE THEMOST HIGH," FIVE TIMES."
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  • HE SAYS, "I WILL,I WILL, I WILL."
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  • HE MADE A CHOICE,
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  • AND HE SUFFERED THECONSEQUENCES OF THAT CHOICE.
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  • REVELATION 12:4 INDICATES
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  • THAT A GROUP OF ANGELSCHOSE TO FOLLOW HIM
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  • IN HIS REBELLION AGAINST GOD,
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  • AND WERE CAST TO THE EARTHAND UNDER THE EARTH AS WELL.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, THAT DECISIONIS AN IRREVOCABLE DECISION.
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  • THERE IS NO DEMON WHO WILL EVERBE REDEEMED TO BE AN ANGEL,
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  • AND THERE IS NO ANGELWHO WILL EVER FALL
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  • TO BE A DEMON AGAIN.
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  • IT IS A ONCE FOREVERDECISION THAT IS MADE.
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  • THIRD, THEIR APPEARANCE.
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  • ANGELS ARE SPIRITBEINGS ACCORDING TO
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  • HEBREWS 1:14. THEY DON'TPOSSESS BODIES MOST OF THE TIME.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'TPOSSESS BODIES MOST OF THE TIME
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  • THEY DO HAVE SOME OF THELIMITATIONS THAT WE EXPERIENCE
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  • ESPECIALLY IN REGARDTO TIME AND SPACE.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, DANIEL 9:21-23SPEAKS OF ANGELS
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  • FLITTING ABOUT FROMONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.
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  • DANIEL 10 SPEAKS ABOUTAN ANGEL THAT WAS DELAYED
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  • BECAUSE OF ANOTHER SPIRIT.
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  • WE CAN DEDUCE FROM THESE VERSES
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  • THAT ANGELS UNLIKE GOD,ARE NOT OMNIPRESENT.
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  • THEY CAN'T BE IN MORETHAN ONE PLACE AT A TIME.
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  • WHERE DO ANGELSRESIDE RIGHT NOW?
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  • WELL, THERE'S SOMEIN HEAVEN WE KNOW.
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  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE SUBJECTOF GUARDIAN ANGELS NEXT TIME.
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  • I THINK THEIR LOCATIONHAS TO DO WITH THEIR RANK.
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  • EPHESIANS 6:12 TELLS US
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  • THAT THERE IS ARANKING OF ANGELS.
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  • SOME ANGELS ARE GIVEN SPECIALASSIGNMENTS OVER NATIONS.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, MICHAEL ISCALLED THE ARCHANGEL,
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  • THE SPECIAL PROTECTOROF THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
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  • PERHAPS THERE WERE OTHER ANGELS
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  • WHO WERE ASSIGNEDTO OTHER COUNTRIES,
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  • TO FULFILL GOD'S PURPOSEFOR THAT COUNTRY.
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  • ALTHOUGH ANGELS AREMOSTLY INVISIBLE AT TIMES,
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  • THEY ACTUALLY TAKEON HUMAN FORM.
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  • THEY APPEAR AS PEOPLE,
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  • SOMETIMES PEOPLEWE DON'T RECOGNIZE.
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  • HEBREWS 13:2 SAYS,DO NOT NEGLECT
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  • TO SHOW HOSPITALITYTO STRANGERS,
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  • FOR BY THIS, SOME HAVEENTERTAINED ANGELS
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  • WITHOUT KNOWING IT.
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  • DO YOU REMEMBER THE STORIESIN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • ABOUT ABRAHAM AND SARAH ANDOTHERS WHO ENTERTAINED PEOPLE
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  • THAT THEY LATER FOUND OUT WEREACTUAL ANGELS IN DISGUISE.
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  • THAT'S WHY YOU BETTER BENICE TO EVERYBODY AROUND YOU.
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  • LOOK AT THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU.
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  • DO YOU REALIZE THEYCOULD BE AN ANGEL?
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  • YOU SAID, "NAH.
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  • DEMON YES, ANGEL NO.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS BENICE TO STRANGERS.
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  • SOMETIMES THEYTAKE ON HUMAN FORM.
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  • SOMETIMES, SOMETIMESTHEIR APPEARANCE
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  • CAN BE DOWNRIGHT FRIGHTENING.
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  • THINK ABOUT THOSEFOUR SOLDIERS ON DUTY
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  • GUARDING THE TOMB OF JESUS,
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  • AND THE ANGEL WHOROLLED THE STONE AWAY.
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  • I MEAN, THEY WEREFROZEN IN PANIC.
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  • OR THINK ABOUT GABRIELWHEN SHE APPEARED TO MARY
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  • AND THEN TO ELIZABETH.
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  • AND REMEMBER WHAT GABRIELALWAYS HAD TO SAY.
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  • FIRST THING HE ALWAYS HAD TO SAY
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  • WHETHER IT WAS TOMARY, ELIZABETH
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  • OR TO THE SHEPHERDS WATCHINGTHEIR FLOCK BY NIGHT,
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  • HE ALWAYS HAD TO START OUT WITH
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  • "FEAR NOT, FEAR NOT."
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  • I MEAN THAT JUST WASN'TAN ANGELIC GREETING.
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  • HE WAS SAYING, "PLEASE DON'THAVE A HEART ATTACK ON ME HERE.
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  • "FEAR NOT, I'M HEREWITH GOOD NEWS.
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  • "I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU."
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  • A LOT OF TIMES WHENAN ANGEL SHOWED UP
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  • IT WAS WITH BAD NEWS.
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  • BUT GABRIEL SAID,"THIS IS GOOD NEWS."
  • 00:10:12.401 --> 00:10:15.071
  • SOMETIMES THEAPPEARANCE OF ANGELS,
  • 00:10:15.104 --> 00:10:17.773
  • THE FORM THEY TAKEIS UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:10:17.807 --> 00:10:19.508
  • IN REVELATION 10
  • 00:10:19.542 --> 00:10:20.743
  • WE'RE TOLD ABOUTTHE MIGHTY ANGEL,
  • 00:10:20.776 --> 00:10:23.179
  • WHO'VE PUT ONEFOOT ON A CONTINENT
  • 00:10:23.212 --> 00:10:25.381
  • AND PUT ANOTHER FOOT IN THE SEA.
  • 00:10:25.414 --> 00:10:27.616
  • NOW THAT'S ONE BIG ANGEL.
  • 00:10:27.650 --> 00:10:31.287
  • SO THEY CAN APPEARIN A NUMBER OF WAYS.
  • 00:10:31.320 --> 00:10:35.491
  • ANGELS ARE WONDERFUL,THEY ARE HELPFUL,
  • 00:10:35.524 --> 00:10:38.894
  • BUT THEY ARE NEVER TO BE TAKENAS SUPERIOR TO JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:10:38.928 --> 00:10:43.099
  • JESUS IS SUPERIOR TO THESECURIOUS BEINGS CALLED THE
  • 00:10:43.132 --> 00:10:47.937
  • ANGELS. IN WHAT WAY ARE THEYSUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS?
  • 00:10:47.970 --> 00:10:51.474
  • WE'RE STARTING IN VERSE 4,
  • 00:10:51.507 --> 00:10:53.943
  • THE WRITER TO HEBREWSPOINTS OUT FOUR WAYS
  • 00:10:53.976 --> 00:10:56.579
  • CHRIST IS SUPERIORTO THE ANGELS.
  • 00:10:56.612 --> 00:11:00.316
  • NOW I WANT TO SAY AGAIN,
  • 00:11:00.349 --> 00:11:01.784
  • I APPRECIATE THOSE OF YOUWHO PRAYED FOR ME LAST NIGHT,
  • 00:11:01.817 --> 00:11:04.787
  • AS I TALKED TO JEWISH TALKSHOW HOST DENNIS PRAGER,
  • 00:11:04.820 --> 00:11:07.990
  • A WONDERFUL GUY.
  • 00:11:08.023 --> 00:11:09.425
  • BUT DID YOU NOTICE WHENI WAS TALKING TO HIM,
  • 00:11:09.458 --> 00:11:12.995
  • I MAINLY QUOTED FROMTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:13.028 --> 00:11:17.099
  • I DID THAT FOR A REASON.
  • 00:11:17.133 --> 00:11:19.268
  • HE DOESN'T ACCEPTTHE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:19.301 --> 00:11:21.203
  • YOU HEARD HIM SAY,
  • 00:11:21.237 --> 00:11:22.705
  • "PAUL WAS MISTAKEN WHENHE WROTE GALATIANS THREE.
  • 00:11:22.738 --> 00:11:24.406
  • "JESUS PROBABLY DIDN'T SAY
  • 00:11:24.440 --> 00:11:26.108
  • "WHAT WE THINK HE SAIDIN THE NEW TESTAMENT."
  • 00:11:26.142 --> 00:11:28.244
  • BUT HE REVEREDTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:28.277 --> 00:11:29.779
  • SO I SAID, "OKAY,
  • 00:11:29.812 --> 00:11:31.013
  • "LET'S MAKE THE ARGUMENTFROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:11:31.046 --> 00:11:33.916
  • "THAT WE HAVE A MESSIAH WHODIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD."
  • 00:11:33.949 --> 00:11:38.287
  • WELL, I GOT THAT IDEAFROM THE WRITER OF HEBREWS
  • 00:11:38.320 --> 00:11:41.824
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEWRITER OF HEBREWS DOES.
  • 00:11:41.857 --> 00:11:44.093
  • HE QUOTES EXTENSIVELYFROM THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:44.126 --> 00:11:46.529
  • REMEMBER, HE'S TRYING TOCONVINCE THE JEWISH CHRISTIANS
  • 00:11:46.562 --> 00:11:49.465
  • NOT TO GIVE UPCHRISTIANITY FOR JUDAISM,
  • 00:11:49.498 --> 00:11:52.701
  • BECAUSE HE SHOWS FROMTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:11:52.735 --> 00:11:55.337
  • HOW CHRISTIANITY ISSUPERIOR TO JUDAISM.
  • 00:11:55.371 --> 00:11:58.207
  • AND IT'S INTERESTING THATIN THESE FOUR INSTANCES
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:12:01.210
  • HE QUOTES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:12:01.243 --> 00:12:03.979
  • TO SHOW THAT JESUS ISSUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS.
  • 00:12:04.013 --> 00:12:06.982
  • HOW IS HE SUPERIOR?
  • 00:12:07.016 --> 00:12:08.551
  • LOOK AT VERSE 4.
  • 00:12:08.584 --> 00:12:09.985
  • JESUS HAVING BECOME ASMUCH BETTER THAN THE ANGELS
  • 00:12:10.019 --> 00:12:13.823
  • AS HE HAS INHERITED A MOREEXCELLENT NAME THAN THEY.
  • 00:12:13.856 --> 00:12:17.293
  • FIRST OF ALL, CHRISTPOSSESSES A SUPERIOR NAME
  • 00:12:17.326 --> 00:12:21.497
  • OVER THE ANGELS,A SUPERIOR NAME.
  • 00:12:21.530 --> 00:12:24.633
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LOOK ATTHIS PHRASE, VERSE 4,
  • 00:12:24.667 --> 00:12:26.902
  • JESUS HAS BECOME MUCHBETTER THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:12:26.936 --> 00:12:30.873
  • NOW I KNOW IN THE KINGJAMES VERSION IT SAYS,
  • 00:12:30.906 --> 00:12:33.742
  • THAT JESUS WAS MADEBETTER THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:12:33.776 --> 00:12:37.580
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT'S THE VERSE
  • 00:12:37.613 --> 00:12:39.215
  • THE JEHOVAH'SWITNESSES CULT USES
  • 00:12:39.248 --> 00:12:42.251
  • AS THE FOUNDATION OFTHEIR BELIEF SYSTEM?
  • 00:12:42.284 --> 00:12:44.954
  • SEE, THEY DON'T BELIEVE JESUSEXISTED CO-EQUALLY WITH GOD.
  • 00:12:44.987 --> 00:12:48.624
  • THEY SAY JESUS WASMADE, HE WAS CREATED.
  • 00:12:48.657 --> 00:12:51.727
  • THEREFORE HE IS LESSTHAN GOD, THE FATHER.
  • 00:12:51.760 --> 00:12:53.963
  • AND THEY SAY, LOOK, IT SAYSRIGHT HERE, JESUS WAS MADE.
  • 00:12:53.996 --> 00:12:57.833
  • JESUS WAS MADE.
  • 00:12:57.867 --> 00:12:58.801
  • NOW THAT GREEK WORD, GINOMAI ,
  • 00:12:58.834 --> 00:13:00.736
  • IS BEST TRANSLATED,HE HAS BECOME
  • 00:13:00.769 --> 00:13:03.606
  • MUCH BETTER THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:13:03.639 --> 00:13:05.241
  • THAT'S HOW THE NEW AMERICANSTANDARD TRANSLATES,
  • 00:13:05.274 --> 00:13:07.176
  • JUST, HE HAS BECOME MUCHBETTER, NOT HE WAS MADE.
  • 00:13:07.209 --> 00:13:11.313
  • IN WHAT SENSE HAS HE BECOMEBETTER THAN THE ANGELS?
  • 00:13:11.347 --> 00:13:14.016
  • WELL, AT ONE POINTWHEN JESUS WAS ON EARTH
  • 00:13:14.049 --> 00:13:17.186
  • HE WAS LOWERED THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:13:17.219 --> 00:13:19.421
  • WHEN HE TOOK ON HUMANFORM, NOW LISTEN TO THIS,
  • 00:13:19.455 --> 00:13:22.258
  • HE DIDN'T GIVE UP HIS DEITY,BUT HE TOOK ON HUMANITY.
  • 00:13:22.291 --> 00:13:25.761
  • HE VOLUNTARILY LIMITED HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:25.794 --> 00:13:28.230
  • HE LIMITED HIS RIGHTSWHILE HE WAS ON EARTH.
  • 00:13:28.264 --> 00:13:31.433
  • SO FOR A WHILE, HE EXISTEDLIKE YOU AND I EXIST RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:31.467 --> 00:13:34.436
  • WE'RE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:13:34.470 --> 00:13:36.171
  • BUT NOW THAT HE IS IN HEAVEN
  • 00:13:36.205 --> 00:13:38.140
  • AS KING OF KINGSAND LORD OF LORDS,
  • 00:13:38.173 --> 00:13:40.042
  • HE IS SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS
  • 00:13:40.075 --> 00:13:41.744
  • JUST AS WE WILL BEONE DAY AS WELL.
  • 00:13:41.777 --> 00:13:45.447
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HEHAS A SUPERIOR NAME.
  • 00:13:45.481 --> 00:13:48.984
  • NOW, LOOK AT THIS,IN VERSE 5,
  • 00:13:49.018 --> 00:13:50.886
  • FOR TO WHICH OF THEANGELS DID HE EVER SAY,
  • 00:13:50.920 --> 00:13:54.323
  • THOU ART MY SON, TODAYI HAVE BEGOTTEN THEE,
  • 00:13:54.356 --> 00:13:58.994
  • AND AGAIN I WILLBE A FATHER TO HIM
  • 00:13:59.028 --> 00:14:01.931
  • AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME.
  • 00:14:01.964 --> 00:14:06.268
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO PUTYOUR RUBBER BOOTS ON
  • 00:14:06.302 --> 00:14:07.903
  • FOR JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:14:07.937 --> 00:14:09.371
  • WE'RE GOING TO DIG WAY INTOSOME DEEP THEOLOGICAL WATERS
  • 00:14:09.405 --> 00:14:12.975
  • FOR ABOUT TWO MINUTES.
  • 00:14:13.008 --> 00:14:14.410
  • DON'T DROWN, STAYWITH ME ON THIS, OKAY?
  • 00:14:14.443 --> 00:14:17.413
  • THIS IS A VERY PUZZLING PHRASE.
  • 00:14:17.446 --> 00:14:19.515
  • THOU ART MY SON, TODAYI HAVE BEGOTTEN THEE.
  • 00:14:19.548 --> 00:14:25.287
  • IS HE SAYING, IS GOD SAYING
  • 00:14:25.321 --> 00:14:26.989
  • THAT THERE WAS A POINT IN TIME
  • 00:14:27.022 --> 00:14:28.891
  • THAT JESUS BECAMETHE SON OF GOD?
  • 00:14:28.924 --> 00:14:34.096
  • THERE ARE SOME VERY GOODCONSERVATIVE THEOLOGIANS
  • 00:14:34.129 --> 00:14:37.533
  • WHO BELIEVE THAT BEFOREBETHLEHEM JESUS WAS EQUAL TO GOD
  • 00:14:37.566 --> 00:14:41.737
  • BUT HE WAS NOT THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:14:41.770 --> 00:14:45.574
  • HE ONLY BECAME THE SON, THEYSAY, WHEN HE CAME TO BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:14:45.607 --> 00:14:48.844
  • THERE HE BECAME THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:14:48.877 --> 00:14:51.647
  • I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:14:51.680 --> 00:14:53.148
  • I BELIEVE JESUS ALWAYS EXISTEDAS THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD.
  • 00:14:53.182 --> 00:14:56.952
  • YOU UNDERSTAND THEPHRASE, SON OF GOD,
  • 00:14:56.986 --> 00:14:58.554
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN LESSERTHAN THE FATHER.
  • 00:14:58.587 --> 00:15:01.123
  • IT'S A GREAT POSITION OFAUTHORITY, THE SON OF.
  • 00:15:01.156 --> 00:15:05.661
  • BUT IF THAT'S TRUE, THENWHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
  • 00:15:05.694 --> 00:15:07.663
  • TODAY, I HAVE THE BEGOTTEN THEE.
  • 00:15:07.696 --> 00:15:11.266
  • WELL, THIS IS A QUOTATIONOF THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:15:11.300 --> 00:15:14.203
  • IS A QUOTATIONOF PSALM 2:7.
  • 00:15:14.236 --> 00:15:17.573
  • IT'S A PSALM THAT POINTED TOTHE CORONATION OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:15:17.606 --> 00:15:21.010
  • WHEN EVERYONE ONEARTH WOULD RECOGNIZE
  • 00:15:21.043 --> 00:15:23.379
  • THAT THE MESSIAH WASTRULY THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:15:23.412 --> 00:15:29.251
  • NOW HERE'S THE BIG QUESTION.
  • 00:15:29.284 --> 00:15:30.753
  • WHEN WAS JESUS RECOGNIZED ASTHE BEGOTTEN ONLY SON OF GOD?
  • 00:15:30.786 --> 00:15:36.425
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, WELL,IT WAS AT HIS BAPTISM,
  • 00:15:36.458 --> 00:15:37.693
  • THERE WE'RE ONLY AHANDFUL OF PEOPLE THERE?
  • 00:15:37.726 --> 00:15:39.495
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY WAS ATTHE TRANSFIGURATION.
  • 00:15:39.528 --> 00:15:41.497
  • NO, ONLY THREEDISCIPLES SAW THAT.
  • 00:15:41.530 --> 00:15:43.465
  • SOME PEOPLE SAYWAS AT HIS DEATH.
  • 00:15:43.499 --> 00:15:45.167
  • WEREN'T MANY THERE EITHER.
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:47.436
  • NOW, PAUL TELLS US WHEN HE WASRECOGNIZED AS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:15:47.469 --> 00:15:53.208
  • ROMANS 1:4 SAYS, HE WASDECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD
  • 00:15:53.242 --> 00:15:57.446
  • WITH POWER AT HISRESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:15:57.479 --> 00:16:01.083
  • IT WAS AT HIS RESURRECTIONWHEN GOD REACHED DOWN
  • 00:16:01.116 --> 00:16:04.086
  • AND DELIVERED HIS SONFROM THE JAWS OF DEATH,
  • 00:16:04.119 --> 00:16:06.422
  • THAT THE WORLD SAW
  • 00:16:06.455 --> 00:16:07.790
  • THAT JESUS WAS TRULYWHO HE PROMISED TODAY.
  • 00:16:07.823 --> 00:16:11.493
  • UNLESS YOU THINK I'MJUMPING TO SOMETHING THERE,
  • 00:16:11.527 --> 00:16:13.429
  • I WAS JUST READING LASTNIGHT BEFORE I WENT TO BED
  • 00:16:13.462 --> 00:16:15.497
  • FROM ACTS 13,
  • 00:16:15.531 --> 00:16:17.032
  • PAUL'S SERMON ON HISFIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY
  • 00:16:17.066 --> 00:16:20.235
  • AT PISIDIAN ANTIOCH
  • 00:16:20.269 --> 00:16:22.071
  • AND HE'S TALKING ABOUTJESUS AND THE RESURRECTION.
  • 00:16:22.104 --> 00:16:25.841
  • THAT THAT WAS THE DEFINING SIGN
  • 00:16:25.874 --> 00:16:27.709
  • THAT HE WAS THEBEGOTTEN SON OF GOD,
  • 00:16:27.743 --> 00:16:29.945
  • AND THEN HE QUOTESTHE SAME PSALM,
  • 00:16:29.978 --> 00:16:32.948
  • PSALM 2:7. TODAY, IHAVE BEGOTTEN THEE.
  • 00:16:32.981 --> 00:16:36.618
  • AND THAT'S WHY I SAYCHRIST POSSESSES A NAME
  • 00:16:36.652 --> 00:16:39.121
  • THAT NO ANGEL POSSESSES,THAT IS OF THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:16:39.154 --> 00:16:42.958
  • AND BY THE WAY,ROMANS 8:17 SAYS,
  • 00:16:42.991 --> 00:16:45.260
  • IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:16:45.294 --> 00:16:47.096
  • ONE DAY YOU WILL REIGNWITH THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:16:47.129 --> 00:16:50.799
  • IF WE ENDURE WITHHIM, PAUL SAID,
  • 00:16:50.833 --> 00:16:52.868
  • WE SHALL ALSO ONEDAY REIGN WITH HIM.
  • 00:16:52.901 --> 00:16:55.871
  • SECONDLY, CHRIST IS ASUPERIOR OBJECT OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:16:55.904 --> 00:17:00.476
  • HE'S A SUPERIOROBJECT OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:17:00.509 --> 00:17:02.611
  • NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE AREWE TOLD TO PRAY TO ANGELS
  • 00:17:02.644 --> 00:17:06.115
  • OR TO SPEAK TO ANGELS
  • 00:17:06.148 --> 00:17:07.449
  • OR TO REQUEST THEASSISTANCE OF ANGELS.
  • 00:17:07.483 --> 00:17:10.619
  • WE'RE TO SPEAK ANDPRAY AND WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:17:10.652 --> 00:17:13.222
  • LOOK AT VERSE 6,
  • 00:17:13.255 --> 00:17:14.690
  • AND WHEN AGAIN, GOD BRINGSTHE FIRSTBORN INTO THE WORLD,
  • 00:17:14.723 --> 00:17:17.459
  • HE SAYS, AND HE QUOTESFROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:17:17.493 --> 00:17:19.761
  • AND LET ALL THE ANGELSOF GOD WORSHIP HIM.
  • 00:17:19.795 --> 00:17:23.132
  • WHEN JESUS CAME TO EARTH, HEDIDN'T WORSHIP THE ANGELS.
  • 00:17:23.165 --> 00:17:25.467
  • THE ANGELS WORSHIPED HIM.
  • 00:17:25.501 --> 00:17:27.736
  • REMEMBER THE APOSTLE JOHN.
  • 00:17:27.769 --> 00:17:29.571
  • HE WAS TEMPTED TOWORSHIP THE ANGELS
  • 00:17:29.605 --> 00:17:31.340
  • WHEN HE WAS ON PATMOSRECEIVING THE REVELATION.
  • 00:17:31.373 --> 00:17:34.276
  • REMEMBER REVELATION 19:10 SAYS,
  • 00:17:34.309 --> 00:17:36.612
  • AND I JOHN FELL AT THEANGEL'S FEET TO WORSHIP HIM.
  • 00:17:36.645 --> 00:17:40.315
  • AND HE SAID TO ME,DO NOT DO THAT.
  • 00:17:40.349 --> 00:17:42.518
  • I AM A FELLOW SERVANT OF YOURS
  • 00:17:42.551 --> 00:17:44.553
  • AND YOUR BRETHREN WHO HOLDTHE TESTIMONY OF JESUS.
  • 00:17:44.586 --> 00:17:47.823
  • WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:17:47.856 --> 00:17:50.559
  • DO YOU KNOW INTERESTINGLY,
  • 00:17:50.592 --> 00:17:51.493
  • THE ONLY PERSON IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:17:51.527 --> 00:17:53.829
  • WHO EVER ENCOURAGEDSOMEBODY ELSE
  • 00:17:53.862 --> 00:17:56.365
  • TO WORSHIP OR SPEAKTO ANGELS WAS SATAN?
  • 00:17:56.398 --> 00:18:00.736
  • REMEMBER WHEN JESUS WAS BEINGTEMPTED IN THE WILDERNESS,
  • 00:18:00.769 --> 00:18:03.906
  • WHAT DID SATAN SAY TO JESUS?
  • 00:18:03.939 --> 00:18:05.374
  • "OH, GO TO THE ANGELS.
  • 00:18:05.407 --> 00:18:08.177
  • "THEY WILL MINISTER TO YOU.
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:10.012
  • "THEY WILL PROTECT YOU.
  • 00:18:10.045 --> 00:18:11.480
  • "SEEK HELP FROM THE ANGELS."
  • 00:18:11.513 --> 00:18:13.448
  • NO, WE'RE TO NEVERWORSHIP ANGELS.
  • 00:18:13.482 --> 00:18:16.118
  • WE'RE TO WORSHIP GOD WHO CREATEDAND RULES OVER THE ANGELS.
  • 00:18:16.151 --> 00:18:20.189
  • NUMBER THREE, CHRIST ISSUPERIOR BECAUSE HE RULES
  • 00:18:20.222 --> 00:18:22.824
  • OVER A SUPERIOR KINGDOM,VERSES 7 TO 12.
  • 00:18:22.858 --> 00:18:26.328
  • LOOK AT VERSE 7.AND OF THE ANGELS HE SAYS,
  • 00:18:26.361 --> 00:18:30.332
  • AGAIN AN OLDTESTAMENT QUOTATION,
  • 00:18:30.365 --> 00:18:32.034
  • WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS
  • 00:18:32.067 --> 00:18:34.403
  • AND HIS MINISTERSA FLAME OF FIRE.
  • 00:18:34.436 --> 00:18:37.206
  • ANGELS LIKE WIND AND FIRE,ARE SERVANTS OF CHRIST.
  • 00:18:37.239 --> 00:18:40.676
  • THEY ARE CONSTANTLY GOINGBACK AND FORTH DOING HIS WILL.
  • 00:18:40.709 --> 00:18:44.479
  • WE DON'T HAVE TIMETO LOOK AT IT,
  • 00:18:44.513 --> 00:18:45.847
  • BUT VERSES 10 TO 12 TELLS US
  • 00:18:45.881 --> 00:18:47.716
  • THAT ONE DAY JESUSIS GOING TO ROLL UP
  • 00:18:47.749 --> 00:18:50.252
  • THE PRESENT HEAVENS AND EARTH,
  • 00:18:50.285 --> 00:18:52.321
  • LIKE AN OLD GARMENTAND DISCARD THEM.
  • 00:18:52.354 --> 00:18:55.023
  • AND THERE'S GOING TO BE ANEW HEAVEN AND EARTH,
  • 00:18:55.057 --> 00:18:57.125
  • THAT HE WILL REIGN OVER,AND WE WILL AS WELL.
  • 00:18:57.159 --> 00:19:00.596
  • FINALLY, CHRIST ISSUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS
  • 00:19:00.629 --> 00:19:02.931
  • BECAUSE HE WILL ENJOYA SUPERIOR VICTORY.
  • 00:19:02.965 --> 00:19:06.602
  • VERSE 13 SAYS, BUT TO WHICHOF THE ANGELS HAS HE EVER SAID
  • 00:19:06.635 --> 00:19:11.306
  • "SIT AT MY RIGHT HANDUNTIL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES,
  • 00:19:11.340 --> 00:19:15.010
  • "A FOOTSTOOL FOR THY FEET."
  • 00:19:15.043 --> 00:19:17.379
  • DID YOU KNOW ONE DAY
  • 00:19:17.412 --> 00:19:18.880
  • JESUS IS NOT JUST GOING TO RULEOVER THE EARTH AND THE HEAVENS
  • 00:19:18.914 --> 00:19:21.717
  • NOT JUST RULE OVER BELIEVERS
  • 00:19:21.750 --> 00:19:23.252
  • BUT UNBELIEVERS IN HELL AS WELL.
  • 00:19:23.285 --> 00:19:25.587
  • HIS ENEMIES WILL BECOME HISFOOTSTOOL, THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:19:25.621 --> 00:19:29.558
  • NO ANGEL CAN EVER SAY THAT.
  • 00:19:29.591 --> 00:19:33.061
  • AND THE GREAT NEWS ISIF YOU KNOW CHRIST,
  • 00:19:33.095 --> 00:19:35.764
  • REVELATION 4:4 SAYS,
  • 00:19:35.797 --> 00:19:37.766
  • YOU WILL WITH THE ANGELSSIT AROUND THE THRONE OF GOD
  • 00:19:37.799 --> 00:19:42.404
  • AND WORSHIP CREATION,AND RULE OVER CREATION.
  • 00:19:42.437 --> 00:19:47.909
  • WE'VE LOOKED AT THEREALITY OF ANGELS.
  • 00:19:47.943 --> 00:19:49.845
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THESUPERIORITY OF ANGELS.
  • 00:19:49.878 --> 00:19:52.447
  • NOW, WHAT IS THEPURPOSE OF ANGELS?
  • 00:19:52.481 --> 00:19:56.351
  • VERSE 14 TELLS US,
  • 00:19:56.385 --> 00:19:58.453
  • ARE THEY NOT ALLMINISTERING SPIRITS
  • 00:19:58.487 --> 00:20:02.691
  • SENT OUT TO RENDER SERVICE
  • 00:20:02.724 --> 00:20:06.328
  • FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE WHOWILL INHERIT SALVATION?
  • 00:20:06.361 --> 00:20:10.032
  • THAT'S WHY I CALLED THEM,GOD'S TRIPLE A SERVICE,
  • 00:20:10.065 --> 00:20:13.769
  • ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST.
  • 00:20:13.802 --> 00:20:17.906
  • ANGELS ARE ON CALL DAY ANDNIGHT TO RENDER SERVICE
  • 00:20:17.939 --> 00:20:23.779
  • TO THOSE OF US WHO NEED IT,
  • 00:20:23.812 --> 00:20:25.180
  • WHO ARE INHERITORS OF SALVATION.
  • 00:20:25.213 --> 00:20:29.017
  • IN HIS BOOK THAT IMENTIONED EARLIER,
  • 00:20:29.051 --> 00:20:31.920
  • ON THE SUBJECT OF ANGELS,
  • 00:20:31.953 --> 00:20:33.355
  • BILLY GRAHAM RECOUNTSTHE TRUE STORY
  • 00:20:33.388 --> 00:20:36.158
  • OF DR. S.W. MITCHELL,
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  • A CELEBRATEDPHILADELPHIA NEUROLOGIST
  • 00:20:38.460 --> 00:20:41.530
  • WHO HAD GONE TO BED ONE NIGHT
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  • AFTER AN EXCEPTIONALLYTIRING DAY.
  • 00:20:43.398 --> 00:20:45.967
  • SUDDENLY DR. MITCHELLWAS AWAKENED
  • 00:20:46.001 --> 00:20:47.769
  • BY SOMEONE KNOCKING ON HIS DOOR.
  • 00:20:47.803 --> 00:20:50.472
  • OPENING THE DOOR, HEFOUND A LITTLE GIRL,
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  • POORLY DRESSED AND DEEPLY UPSET.
  • 00:20:52.808 --> 00:20:56.378
  • SHE TOLD HIM HER MOTHER WASVERY SICK AND ASKED THE DOCTOR
  • 00:20:56.411 --> 00:20:59.314
  • IF HE WOULD PLEASECOME WITH HER.
  • 00:20:59.348 --> 00:21:01.783
  • IT WAS A BITTERLY COLDNIGHT IN PHILADELPHIA.
  • 00:21:01.817 --> 00:21:04.553
  • IT WAS SNOWING.
  • 00:21:04.586 --> 00:21:05.954
  • DR. MITCHELL SAIDHE WAS BONE TIRED,
  • 00:21:05.987 --> 00:21:07.756
  • BUT HE DRESSED ANDHE FOLLOWED THE GIRL.
  • 00:21:07.789 --> 00:21:10.525
  • AS READER'S DIGESTREPORTS THE STORY,
  • 00:21:10.559 --> 00:21:13.528
  • DR. MITCHELL FOUND THEMOTHER DESPERATELY ILL
  • 00:21:13.562 --> 00:21:16.231
  • WITH PNEUMONIA.
  • 00:21:16.264 --> 00:21:17.899
  • AFTER ARRANGINGFOR MEDICAL CARE,
  • 00:21:17.933 --> 00:21:20.335
  • HE COMPLIMENTED THE SICK WOMAN
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  • ON THE INTELLIGENCEAND PERSISTENCE
  • 00:21:22.070 --> 00:21:24.706
  • OF HER LITTLE DAUGHTER.
  • 00:21:24.740 --> 00:21:26.742
  • THE WOMAN LOOKED ATHIM STRANGELY AND SAID,
  • 00:21:26.775 --> 00:21:30.145
  • "MY DAUGHTER DIED A MONTH AGO."
  • 00:21:30.178 --> 00:21:33.415
  • SHE ADDED, "HER SHOES AND COAT
  • 00:21:33.448 --> 00:21:36.017
  • "ARE STILL IN THE CLOSET THERE."
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  • DR. MITCHELL AMAZEDAND PERPLEXED,
  • 00:21:38.754 --> 00:21:40.756
  • WENT TO THE CLOSETAND OPENED THE DOOR.
  • 00:21:40.789 --> 00:21:43.658
  • THERE HUNG THE VERY COATWORN BY THE LITTLE GIRL
  • 00:21:43.692 --> 00:21:47.295
  • WHO HAD BROUGHT HIMTO TEND TO HER MOTHER.
  • 00:21:47.329 --> 00:21:50.399
  • IT WAS WARM AND DRY,DR. MITCHELL SAID,
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  • IT COULD NOT HAVE POSSIBLYBEEN OUT IN THE COLD
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  • ON THAT WINTRY NIGHT.
  • 00:21:55.303 --> 00:21:58.140
  • IS IT POSSIBLE THAT DR.MITCHELL HAD WITNESSED
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  • THE MINISTRY OF AN ANGEL?
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  • AN ANGEL WHO CHOSE TOAPPEAR IN THE FORM OF THAT
  • 00:22:03.779 --> 00:22:07.816
  • MOTHER'S DAUGHTERTO BRING HELP TO HER
  • 00:22:07.849 --> 00:22:11.153
  • WHEN NO HELP WASAVAILABLE ANY OTHER WAY?
  • 00:22:11.186 --> 00:22:14.990
  • WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISEDAT THOSE KINDS OF STORIES.
  • 00:22:15.023 --> 00:22:17.759
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ANGELS ARE REAL.
  • 00:22:17.793 --> 00:22:21.029
  • THEY ARE HERE TO MINISTER,
  • 00:22:21.062 --> 00:22:23.698
  • TO HELP THOSE WHO'VEINHERITED SALVATION.
  • 00:22:23.732 --> 00:22:27.969
  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • I'M SO GLAD YOU CHOSE TO JOIN US
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  • FOR TODAY'S PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:22:34.509 --> 00:22:36.645
  • AS WE OPEN OUR EYES TOTHE REALITY OF ANGELS.
  • 00:22:36.678 --> 00:22:40.816
  • IT'S A FASCINATING SUBJECT,
  • 00:22:40.849 --> 00:22:42.784
  • AND WE HAVE SO MUCHMORE GROUND TO COVER
  • 00:22:42.818 --> 00:22:44.953
  • OVER THESE NEXT FEW DAYS.
  • 00:22:44.986 --> 00:22:47.088
  • NOW IN THE TIME REMAININGI WANT TO REINFORCE
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  • THAT YOUR GIFTS TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • ARE TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
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  • RECENTLY, I RECEIVED AMESSAGE FROM PATRICIA
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  • WHO LIVES IN ALABAMA.
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  • SHE WROTE, I AM 86 YEARS OLDAND HAVE BEEN A CHRISTIAN
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  • SINCE I WAS SAVEDAT THE AGE OF 10.
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  • TELEVISION PROGRAM,
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  • ESPECIALLY SINCEMY HUSBAND AND I
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  • HAVE BEEN UNABLE TOATTEND WORSHIP SERVICES
  • 00:23:13.849 --> 00:23:16.818
  • BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.
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  • THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOUDO IN THE NAME OF CHRIST.
  • 00:23:18.753 --> 00:23:22.591
  • PATRICIA, THANK YOUFOR YOUR KIND WORDS.
  • 00:23:22.624 --> 00:23:25.527
  • AND WE ARE SO GLAD TO BEABLE TO MINISTER TO YOU
  • 00:23:25.560 --> 00:23:27.829
  • AND YOUR HUSBAND DURINGTHESE DIFFICULT DAYS.
  • 00:23:27.863 --> 00:23:30.999
  • AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHOSUPPORT PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:31.032 --> 00:23:34.469
  • SO GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:23:34.503 --> 00:23:36.171
  • YOUR GIFTS, HELP USREACH MEN AND WOMEN
  • 00:23:36.204 --> 00:23:38.540
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRYAND AROUND THE WORLD,
  • 00:23:38.573 --> 00:23:41.776
  • WHO LONG TO HEAR THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:41.810 --> 00:23:45.547
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE PATHWAYTO VICTORY IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:47.082 --> 00:23:52.320
  • [NARRATOR] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
  • 00:23:52.354 --> 00:23:54.322
  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,
  • 00:23:54.356 --> 00:23:55.957
  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW,
  • 00:23:55.991 --> 00:23:58.527
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY
  • 00:23:58.560 --> 00:24:01.630
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:24:01.663 --> 00:24:04.332
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKINGFROM EARTHLY CONCERNS
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  • TO HEAVENLY COMFORTS.
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERETHROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
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  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:16.738 --> 00:25:19.808
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:25:19.841 --> 00:25:23.645
  • ANGELS ARE FASCINATING,MYSTERIOUS,
  • 00:25:23.678 --> 00:25:26.548
  • AND VERY REAL CREATURESWHO MINISTER TO US.
  • 00:25:26.581 --> 00:25:30.385
  • AND I HOPE TODAY'S PROGRAMHAS PROVIDED A HELPFUL LESSON
  • 00:25:30.418 --> 00:25:33.955
  • ON WHAT THE BIBLETEACHES ABOUT ANGELS.
  • 00:25:33.989 --> 00:25:37.626
  • WELL, ALTHOUGH THEWRITER OF HEBREWS
  • 00:25:37.659 --> 00:25:39.661
  • WARNS AGAINST WORSHIPING ANGELS,
  • 00:25:39.694 --> 00:25:42.230
  • HE REMINDS US THATGOD USES ANGELS
  • 00:25:42.263 --> 00:25:44.866
  • TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:25:44.899 --> 00:25:47.335
  • AND NEXT TIME,WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
  • 00:25:47.369 --> 00:25:48.770
  • AT THE REMARKABLEMINISTRY OF ANGELS
  • 00:25:48.803 --> 00:25:51.773
  • TO BOTH UNBELIEVERSAND BELIEVERS.
  • 00:25:51.806 --> 00:25:54.909
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT,
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • [NARRATOR] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:01.149 --> 00:26:03.318
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:03.351 --> 00:26:06.154
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  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN,"
  • 00:26:17.632 --> 00:26:20.235
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  • 00:26:20.268 --> 00:26:21.736
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  • BECAUSE OF GENEROUS SUPPORT.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING
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  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:45.126 --> 00:26:47.362
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:47.395 --> 00:26:51.199
  • DID YOU KNOW ANGELSHAVE A VERY REAL PURPOSE
  • 00:26:51.232 --> 00:26:53.501
  • IN THE LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS?
  • 00:26:53.535 --> 00:26:55.503
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:26:55.537 --> 00:26:57.105
  • "WELL, GOD DOESN'T HEAR THEPRAYER OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:26:57.138 --> 00:27:00.742
  • "THE ONLY PRAYER HE CANHEAR FROM A NON-CHRISTIAN
  • 00:27:00.775 --> 00:27:03.745
  • "IS THE PRAYER OF SALVATION."
  • 00:27:03.778 --> 00:27:06.147
  • GOD CAN HEAR ANY PRAYERHE WANTS TO HEAR.
  • 00:27:06.181 --> 00:27:09.784
  • AND SOMETIMES HE DOESLISTEN TO AND EVEN ANSWER
  • 00:27:09.818 --> 00:27:14.456
  • THE PRAYERS OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:27:14.489 --> 00:27:16.791
  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:16.825 --> 00:27:19.194
  • FOR THE MESSAGETOUCHED BY AN ANGEL,
  • 00:27:19.227 --> 00:27:22.430
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:22.464 --> 00:27:24.666
  • ♪ MUSIC
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