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What Will We Do In Heaven?

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January 19, 2021
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Today we will discover what Christians will really be doing in that “place called heaven.”

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS.
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN, TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT HEAVEN
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  • WILL BE A PLACEOF ETERNAL BLISS.
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  • A PARADISE WHERE ALLBELIEVERS WILL LIVE FOREVER
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • YET, MANY CHRISTIANSARE ALMOST DREADING
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  • THEIR FUTURE IN HEAVENBECAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED
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  • THAT HEAVEN WILL BE BORING.
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  • WELL TODAY, I WANT TO PUTTHOSE FEARS TO REST,
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  • BY SHOWING YOU THE TRUTHABOUT OUR ETERNAL HOME,
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  • AS DEFINED IN THE BIBLE.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION.
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  • "WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 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 GOD
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  • IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST, "A PLACECALLED 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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  • AT A DINNER PARTY,
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  • GUESTS WERE DISCUSSING THESUBJECT OF HEAVEN AND HELL,
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  • BUT SAM REMAINEDUNUSUALLY QUIET.
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  • THE DINNER HOSTESS, NOTWANTING HIM TO FEEL LEFT OUT,
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  • SAID, "SAM, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHOUGHTS ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL?"
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  • SAM SAID, "I TRYTO OFFER NO OPINION
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO HEAVEN OR HELL,
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  • BECAUSE I HAVE FRIENDSIN BOTH PLACES."
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  • SAMUEL, SAM WAS SAMUEL CLEMENS,WHOM WE KNOW AS MARK TWAIN.
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  • MARK TWAIN HAD MANYTHINGS AND OBSERVATIONS
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  • ABOUT THE SUBJECTOF HEAVEN AND HELL.
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  • IN FACT, IN ONE SPEECHTWAIN JOKED AND IN A COMMENT
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  • THAT SEEMS VERYAPPROPRIATE TODAY,
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  • TWAIN SAID,
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  • "THIS ELECTION MAKES ME THINK
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  • OF A STORY OF AMAN WHO WAS DYING.
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  • HE HAD ONLY TWO MINUTES TO LIVE.
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  • SO HE SENT FOR A CLERGYMAN
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  • AND ASKED HIM,
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  • 'WHERE IS THE BEST PLACETO GO, HEAVEN OR HELL?'
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  • SO THE MINISTERS TOLD HIM
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  • THAT EACH PLACEHAD ITS ADVANTAGES,
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  • HEAVEN FOR THE CLIMATE,
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  • HELL FOR THE COMPANY.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW, SUCH ATONGUE IN CHEEK COMMENT
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  • IS BUILT UPON A LIETHAT MANY PEOPLE
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  • HAVE EMBRACED ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • MANY PEOPLE, EVEN CHRISTIANSHAVE FALLEN FOR THE MYTH,
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  • THAT HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE APLACE OF PERPETUAL BOREDOM,
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  • POPULATED BY BORING PEOPLE.
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  • AND NOTHING COULD BEFURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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  • TODAY, AS WE CONTINUE OURSERIES, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"
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  • WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPTTO ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • "WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?"
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  • HAVE YOU EVERWONDERED ABOUT THAT?
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOINGTO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • SCIENCE FICTION WRITER ANDATHEIST, ISAAC ASIMOV SAID,
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  • "I DON'T BELIEVEIN THE AFTERLIFE,
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  • SO I DON'T HAVE TO SPENDMY WHOLE LIFE FEARING HELL
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  • OR FEARING HEAVEN EVEN MORE,
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  • FOR WHATEVER THETORTURES OF HELL,
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  • I THINK THE BOREDOM OFHEAVEN WOULD BE EVEN WORSE."
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  • IS HEAVEN GOING TOBE A BORING PLACE?
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  • WELL, PEOPLE WHO BELIEVETHAT DO SO BECAUSE
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  • THEY HAVE EMBRACEDTHREE POPULAR MYTHS
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  • ABOUT GOD, HEAVEN AND ETERNITY.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT THOSEMYTHS JUST A MOMENT
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  • AND SEE WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL,
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  • SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THATGOD IS A COSMIC KILLJOY.
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  • WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT GOD,
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  • THEY THINK ABOUT HIM AS BEINGA PERENNIAL PARTY POOPER.
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  • AND THEY THINK OF SATAN ASBEING THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
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  • THOSE WHO HAVE COMETO THAT CONCLUSION
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  • ARE ABSOLUTELY CONVINCEDTHAT HEAVEN MUST BE AS DULL
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  • AS WATCHING PAINT DRY ANDHELL MUST AS BE EXHILARATING
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  • AS A NASCAR RACE,BUT NEITHER IS TRUE.
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  • AND BOTH OF THOSE CONCLUSIONS
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  • ARE BASED ON A FLAWEDUNDERSTANDING OF BOTH SATAN
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  • AND GOD. IF YOU WANT TO KNOWHOW EXCITING GOD IS,
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  • JUST LOOK AROUND YOU ATEVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS CREATED.
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  • EVERYTHING WE LIVE IN ANDWATCH IS GOOD, BEAUTIFUL,
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  • ENJOYABLE, REFRESHING,FASCINATING, AND EXCITING
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  • BECAUSE IT'S CREATED BY SOMEONEWHO IS ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
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  • THE SECOND MYTH PEOPLEHAVE ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • IS THAT HEAVENWILL BE MONOTONOUS.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS, NOMATTER HOW GOOD SOMETHING IS,
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  • WE GET BORED WITH ITAFTER A WHILE, DON'T WE?
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  • SO WE THINK, EVEN ASGOOD AS HEAVEN IS,
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  • IF WE DO THE SAME THING OVERAND OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
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  • IT HAS TO BE BORING.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS,
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  • MONOTONY DOESN'T HAVE TOBE TEDIOUS AND BORING.
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  • THE ONLY REASONTHINGS SEEM MONOTONOUS
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  • TO US IS BECAUSE WE LIVEIN BODIES THAT GROW TIRED,
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  • BUT IN HEAVEN WE'LL HAVENONE OF THOSE LIMITATIONS.
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  • WE'LL BE LIKE CHILDRENSAYING TO THE FATHER,
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  • "DO IT AGAIN, DAD, DO IT AGAIN."
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  • A THIRD MYTH PEOPLEHAVE ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • AND THE REASON THEYTHINK IT IS BORING
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  • IS THEY BELIEVE HEAVENIS GOING TO BE ONE LONG
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  • AND UNENDING CHURCH SERVICE.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • I MEAN, LET'S BE HONEST.
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  • THE IDEA OF HEAVEN BEINGONE LONG CHURCH SERVICE
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  • IS A YAWN FEST FOR MOST OF US.
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  • BUT THE REASON WE FEELTHAT WAY IS WE REALLY
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  • HAVE A MISUNDERSTANDINGOF WHAT WORSHIP
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  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
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  • YES, THE FACT IS IN HEAVEN
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  • WE ARE GOING TOBE WORSHIPING GOD.
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  • LIKE WE'VE NEVERWORSHIPED HIM BEFORE.
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  • WORSHIP WILL BE A CENTRALACTIVITY IN HEAVEN,
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  • BUT IT WON'T BE OURONLY ACTIVITY IN HEAVEN.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE GARDENOF EDEN IS A TEMPLATE
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  • FOR WHAT THE NEW HEAVEN ANDTHE NEW EARTH IS GOING TO BE.
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  • THERE WERE TWO PRIMARYACTIVITIES IN HEAVEN,
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  • WORSHIPING, BUT ALSO WORKING.
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  • AND THE SAME IS GOINGTO BE TRUE FOR US.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT EACH OF THOSETWO ACTIVITIES IN DEPTH.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HEAVENWILL BE A PLACE
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  • OF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP.
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  • INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP.
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  • YOU KNOW, JUST THINK ABOUT
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  • ONE OF THOSE WORSHIPEXPERIENCES YOU'VE HAD,
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  • WHERE YOU ARE MOVED
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  • TO THE VERY INNER MOSTPARTS OF YOUR BEING.
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  • YOU FELT SO CONNECTED TO GOD.
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  • THINK ABOUT THOSE GREATMOMENTS OF WORSHIP IN THE PAST,
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  • YOU'VE EXPERIENCED ANDMULTIPLY IT BY A MILLION.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HEAVENIS GOING TO BE LIKE.
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  • THE WORSHIP WE ENGAGE IN,
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  • BECAUSE IN HEAVEN WE'LLACTUALLY SEE JESUS FACE TO FACE.
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  • IT'S NO EXPERIENCEWILL MATCH THAT.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO GET AN IDEAL
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  • OF WHAT THAT EXPERIENCEIS GOING TO BE LIKE
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  • LOOK AT REVELATION 5:11-12,
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  • FOR JOHN DESCRIBES THE WORSHIPWE WILL EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HE SAID, " THEN I LOOKED ANDHEARD THE VOICE OF MANY ANGELS
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  • AROUND THE THRONE AND THE LIVINGCREATURES AND THE ELDERS."
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  • THESE ARE THE REPRESENTATIVES.
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  • THIS IS THE CHURCH.
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  • THIS IS YOU AND I, THEELDERS, THE CHURCH.
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  • "AND THE NUMBER OF THEMWAS MYRIADS OF MYRIADS,
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  • THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS."
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  • LITERALLY 10 THOUSANDS,UPON 10 THOUSANDS,
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  • MILLIONS OF PEOPLESURROUNDING THE THRONE
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  • AND NOTICE VERSE 12,"SAYING WITH A LOUD VOICE."
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  • UNDERLINE THAT WORD LOUD.
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  • AND WHAT WILL THEY SAY?
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  • "WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WASSLAIN TO RECEIVE THE POWER
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  • AND THE RICHES AND THEWISDOM AND MIGHT AND HONOR
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  • AND GLORY AND BLESSING."
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  • THEY PRAISED WITH A LOUD VOICE.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVELOUD EXUBERANT WORSHIP.
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  • YES. WE'RE GOING TO PARTICIPATEIN INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP,
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  • BUT IS THAT ALLWE'RE GOING TO DO?
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  • IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE ATIME OF UNENDING WORSHIP?
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  • WELL, THE ANSWER TO THATQUESTION IS YES AND NO.
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  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOWYOU DEFINE WORSHIP.
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31,PAUL SAID,
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  • "WHETHER YOU EAT ORDRINK OR WHATEVER YOU DO,
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  • DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • THERE IS A WAY OFGOING THROUGH THE DAY,
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  • CONDUCTING OUR WORK,
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  • GETTING STUCK IN TRAFFICON CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY,
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  • SITTING DOWN FORA MEAL, RELAXING.
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  • THERE'S A WAY OF LIVING,
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  • FOR GOD IS ALWAYS APART OF YOUR EXISTENCE.
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  • AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WORSHIPIN THE BROADEST SENSE IS.
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  • I DIDN'T PUT IT ON YOUR OUTLINE,
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  • BUT I WANT YOU TO JOT DOWNTHIS DEFINITION OF WORSHIP.
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  • WORSHIP IS THE CONTINUALAWARENESS OF GRATITUDE TOWARD
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  • AND SUBMISSION TO GODIN EVERYTHING WE DO.
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  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.
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  • WORSHIP IS A CONTINUALAWARENESS OF GRATITUDE TOWARD
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  • AND SUBMISSION TO GODIN EVERYTHING WE DO.
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  • AND IN THAT SENSE,
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  • YES, WE WILL WORSHIP GODCONTINUALLY IN HEAVEN,
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  • JUST AS WE SHOULD BEDOING HERE ON EARTH.
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  • HEAVEN WILL BE A TIMEOF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP
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  • BUT THERE'S A SECONDTHING WE'RE GOING
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  • TO EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HEAVEN WILL ALSO BE APLACE OF ENJOYABLE WORK.
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  • (GASPS)
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  • "NO, PASTOR, PLEASETELL ME IT'S NOT SO.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BEWORKING IN HEAVEN?
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  • I'M LOOKING FORWARDTO FLOATING AROUND
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  • ON THAT CLOUD PLUCKING THE HARP.
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  • YOU'RE TELLING ME WE'REREALLY GOING TO WORK IN HEAVEN?"
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  • YEAH. BEFORE YOUREBEL AT THAT IDEA.
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  • FOLLOW WITH ME ONA COUPLE OF THINGS.
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  • AND I THINK YOU'REGOING TO FEEL A LOT BETTER
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  • ABOUT THIS WHEN WE'RE FINISHED.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, REMEMBER,
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  • GOD IS A WORKER.
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  • GOD, DIDN'T JUST CREATETHE UNIVERSE IN SIX DAYS
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  • AND THEN GO INTO RETIREMENT.
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  • HE TOOK A DAY OFF,
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  • BUT THAT'S ALL HE TOOK OFF.
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  • IN JOHN 5:17,
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  • "JESUS SAID THIS ABOUT GOD,
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  • 'MY FATHER IS WORKING UNTIL NOW.
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  • AND I MYSELF AM WORKING.'"
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  • GOD'S A WORKER.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, SECONDLY,
  • 00:10:43.632 --> 00:10:45.201
  • GOD CREATED MAN TO BE A WORKER.
  • 00:10:45.234 --> 00:10:47.770
  • YOU AND I WERE CREATEDIN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:10:47.803 --> 00:10:50.506
  • AND THEREFORE WE TOO WERECREATED TO BE WORKERS.
  • 00:10:50.539 --> 00:10:53.743
  • IN GENESIS 2:15,
  • 00:10:53.776 --> 00:10:55.244
  • GOD GAVE THISASSIGNMENT TO ADAM.
  • 00:10:55.277 --> 00:10:57.580
  • "THEN THE LORD, GOD TOOK THEMAN AND PUT HIM INTO THE GARDEN
  • 00:10:57.613 --> 00:11:00.516
  • TO CULTIVATE IT AND TO KEEP IT."
  • 00:11:00.549 --> 00:11:04.553
  • YOU KNOW, MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE
  • 00:11:04.587 --> 00:11:05.788
  • THAT WORK IS A CURSE FROM GOD.
  • 00:11:05.821 --> 00:11:09.058
  • THAT IT WAS A PUNISHMENTFOR MAN'S SIN AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:11:09.091 --> 00:11:12.528
  • THAT'S NOT TRUE.
  • 00:11:12.561 --> 00:11:13.996
  • GENESIS 2:15, TAKES PLACEBEFORE THE FALL IN GENESIS 3.
  • 00:11:14.029 --> 00:11:18.634
  • IN HIS ORIGINAL FORM,MAN WAS CREATED TO WORK.
  • 00:11:18.667 --> 00:11:24.807
  • NOW IT'S TRUE, AFTERTHE SIN OF GENESIS 3,
  • 00:11:24.840 --> 00:11:26.542
  • WORK BECAME HARDER FOR US.
  • 00:11:26.575 --> 00:11:28.644
  • IT BECAME MORE TEDIOUS.
  • 00:11:28.677 --> 00:11:30.279
  • BUT WORK ITSELF HASNEVER BEEN A CURSE.
  • 00:11:30.312 --> 00:11:32.748
  • IT IS A PRIVILEGE GODHAS GIVEN US BECAUSE
  • 00:11:32.782 --> 00:11:35.384
  • WE ARE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:11:35.417 --> 00:11:37.987
  • NOW, GOD PUT ADAM ANDEVE IN THE GARDEN,
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:40.856
  • EVEN THOUGH EDEN WAS PERFECT,IT WAS NOT SELF-SUSTAINING.
  • 00:11:40.890 --> 00:11:45.828
  • GOD BASICALLY SAID,
  • 00:11:45.861 --> 00:11:47.296
  • "I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THESLICE OF PARADISE CALLED EDEN
  • 00:11:47.329 --> 00:11:50.032
  • BUT YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITYTO CULTIVATE IT.
  • 00:11:50.065 --> 00:11:53.068
  • THAT IS YOU'RE TO TILL THE SOIL.
  • 00:11:53.102 --> 00:11:55.371
  • YOU'RE TO A PLANT THE SEEDS.
  • 00:11:55.404 --> 00:11:56.972
  • YOU'RE AT A HARVEST THE CROPS.
  • 00:11:57.006 --> 00:11:58.941
  • AND IT'S THE SAME THING WITH US.
  • 00:11:58.974 --> 00:12:00.676
  • GOD IS A WORKER.
  • 00:12:00.709 --> 00:12:02.111
  • HE CREATED US TO BE WORKERS.
  • 00:12:02.144 --> 00:12:04.346
  • WHAT IS IT THAT WE'LL BE DOING?
  • 00:12:04.380 --> 00:12:06.282
  • WHAT WILL OUR WORK ENTAIL?
  • 00:12:06.315 --> 00:12:07.950
  • TWO WORDS, I WANTYOU TO WRITE DOWN.
  • 00:12:07.983 --> 00:12:09.451
  • FIRST OF ALL, OURWORK OF CULTIVATING.
  • 00:12:09.485 --> 00:12:12.922
  • THAT IS TAKING WHATGOD HAS CREATED
  • 00:12:12.955 --> 00:12:15.291
  • AND MAKING IT EVEN BETTER.
  • 00:12:15.324 --> 00:12:17.626
  • FOR EXAMPLE, CHERRIES ARE GOOD.
  • 00:12:17.660 --> 00:12:20.896
  • CHERRY PIE IS VERY GOOD.
  • 00:12:20.930 --> 00:12:24.500
  • WE ALL LIKE AVOCADOS, BUT WEREALLY LIKE GUACAMOLE SALAD.
  • 00:12:24.533 --> 00:12:28.204
  • DON'T WE?
  • 00:12:28.237 --> 00:12:29.405
  • I MEAN, THAT'S PARTOF CULTIVATING.
  • 00:12:29.438 --> 00:12:31.273
  • TAKING WHAT GOD IS GIVINGAND IMPROVING UPON IT.
  • 00:12:31.307 --> 00:12:34.877
  • BUT THERE'LL ALSO BEA WORK OF CREATING.
  • 00:12:34.910 --> 00:12:38.013
  • THAT IS AS HUMAN BEINGS,
  • 00:12:38.047 --> 00:12:39.448
  • GOD HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY
  • 00:12:39.481 --> 00:12:40.916
  • TO CREATE SOMETHINGOUT OF NOTHING.
  • 00:12:40.950 --> 00:12:44.119
  • FOR EXAMPLE, GOD SAID TO ADAM,
  • 00:12:44.153 --> 00:12:46.121
  • AT THE GARDEN," I'VEMADE THESE ANIMALS.
  • 00:12:46.155 --> 00:12:48.557
  • I WANT YOU TO COME UPWITH THE NAMES FOR THEM.
  • 00:12:48.591 --> 00:12:51.260
  • I WANT YOU TO THINK OFIMAGINATIVE NAMES FOR
  • 00:12:51.293 --> 00:12:54.697
  • THESE ANIMALS." AND SO ADAM USESCREATIVITY TO NAME THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:12:54.730 --> 00:12:57.833
  • TODAY. WE SEE MAN'SGOD-GIVEN CREATIVITY AT WORK,
  • 00:12:57.867 --> 00:13:01.103
  • THE INVENTION OF THEAUTOMOBILE, THE JET AIRPLANE,
  • 00:13:01.136 --> 00:13:03.572
  • THE IPHONE ARE ALL TESTIMONIESTO A GOD GIVEN CREATIVITY.
  • 00:13:03.606 --> 00:13:08.143
  • WHY DO WE THINK IN HEAVEN
  • 00:13:08.177 --> 00:13:09.511
  • THAT WON'T BE PRESENTAS WELL IN OUR LIVES?
  • 00:13:09.545 --> 00:13:12.681
  • WE'LL USE THE GIFTSGOD HAS GIVEN US.
  • 00:13:12.715 --> 00:13:15.117
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL WRITE BOOKS.
  • 00:13:15.150 --> 00:13:16.785
  • OTHER PEOPLES MAY PRODUCE MUSIC.
  • 00:13:16.819 --> 00:13:19.121
  • OTHER PEOPLE MAY PRODUCE MOVIES.
  • 00:13:19.154 --> 00:13:21.156
  • THERE ARE NO TELLING HOW GOD
  • 00:13:21.190 --> 00:13:22.925
  • WILL USE OURCREATIVITY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:22.958 --> 00:13:25.728
  • IF YOU DON'T HEAR ANOTHER WORDI'M SAYING, REMEMBER THIS,
  • 00:13:25.761 --> 00:13:28.530
  • WHEN YOU DIE, YOU DON'T BECOMEA DIFFERENT PERSON IN HEAVEN
  • 00:13:28.564 --> 00:13:32.735
  • THAN YOU ARE HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:13:32.768 --> 00:13:34.536
  • YOUR LIFE IS A CONTINUUM.
  • 00:13:34.570 --> 00:13:36.071
  • IT BEGINS NOW AND ITTRANSCENDS TO GREAT.
  • 00:13:36.105 --> 00:13:39.074
  • WHO YOU ARE NOW IS WHO YOUWILL BE IN HEAVEN MINUS
  • 00:13:39.108 --> 00:13:43.445
  • ALL THE FLAWS.
  • 00:13:43.479 --> 00:13:45.481
  • YOU'LL KNOW WHAT YOU'REGOING TO DO IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:45.514 --> 00:13:47.516
  • PROBABLY, BY WHATYOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:47.549 --> 00:13:50.252
  • YES, WE'LL BE WORSHIPING GOD.
  • 00:13:50.286 --> 00:13:51.887
  • WE'LL BE WORKING.
  • 00:13:51.921 --> 00:13:53.155
  • BUT THERE'S ONE OTHERASPECT THAT SOME PEOPLE
  • 00:13:53.188 --> 00:13:55.424
  • WILL BE DOING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:55.457 --> 00:13:56.792
  • AND THAT IS RULINGAND REIGNING WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:56.825 --> 00:14:00.896
  • SOME PEOPLE ARE CREATED
  • 00:14:00.930 --> 00:14:02.498
  • TO RULE ALL OVER THE NEWHEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH.
  • 00:14:02.531 --> 00:14:05.868
  • THAT WAS GOD'S PLANFOR ADAM AND EVE.
  • 00:14:05.901 --> 00:14:07.703
  • REMEMBER IN GENESIS 1:26,HE SAID,
  • 00:14:07.736 --> 00:14:11.307
  • "LET US MAKE MANIN OUR OWN LIKENESS
  • 00:14:11.340 --> 00:14:13.509
  • AND LET THEM RULE OVERTHE FISH OF THE SEA,
  • 00:14:13.542 --> 00:14:16.946
  • THE BIRDS OF THE SKYAND OVER THE CATTLE
  • 00:14:16.979 --> 00:14:19.348
  • AND ALL OF THE EARTH.
  • 00:14:19.381 --> 00:14:20.849
  • AND EVERY CREEPING THINGTHAT CREEPS ON THE EARTH."
  • 00:14:20.883 --> 00:14:23.686
  • ADAM AND EVE WERECREATED TO BE CO-REGIONS
  • 00:14:23.719 --> 00:14:26.455
  • WITH GOD ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:14:26.488 --> 00:14:29.124
  • NOW BECAUSE OF SIN, THEYHAD TO ABDICATE THEIR RULE,
  • 00:14:29.158 --> 00:14:32.161
  • BUT IN THE NEWHEAVEN AND NEW EARTH,
  • 00:14:32.194 --> 00:14:34.129
  • YOU AND I WILL BECO RULERS WITH GOD.
  • 00:14:34.163 --> 00:14:37.566
  • REVELATION 22:5 SAYS,
  • 00:14:37.599 --> 00:14:39.468
  • "WE WILL REIGN WITH HIMFOR FOREVER AND EVER."
  • 00:14:39.501 --> 00:14:44.440
  • NOW THAT BRINGSUP TWO QUESTIONS.
  • 00:14:44.473 --> 00:14:45.975
  • FIRST OF ALL, WHO EXACTLYWILL BE REIGNING WITH GOD?
  • 00:14:46.008 --> 00:14:52.147
  • OBVIOUSLY, EVERYBODY'SNOT GOING TO BE REIGNING
  • 00:14:52.181 --> 00:14:53.349
  • OR THERE'D BE NOBODYTO REIGN OVER.
  • 00:14:53.382 --> 00:14:55.417
  • SO WHO WILL BEREIGNING WITH GOD?
  • 00:14:55.451 --> 00:14:58.120
  • TO BE ONE OF THOSEWHO RULE AND REIGN
  • 00:14:58.153 --> 00:15:00.589
  • WITH CHRIST, INVOLVESTHREE CRITERIA.
  • 00:15:00.622 --> 00:15:05.327
  • FIRST OF ALL, YOU WILL NEEDTO HAVE THE DESIRE TO RULE.
  • 00:15:05.361 --> 00:15:08.964
  • ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE ADESIRE TO RULE WILL RULE.
  • 00:15:08.998 --> 00:15:12.468
  • YOU KNOW, FOR SOMEOF YOU RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:15:12.501 --> 00:15:13.769
  • THE IDEA OF BEING INCHARGE OF ANYTHING MAKES
  • 00:15:13.802 --> 00:15:16.238
  • YOU BREAK OUT IN A COLD SWEAT.
  • 00:15:16.271 --> 00:15:18.640
  • WELL, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:18.674 --> 00:15:20.576
  • IF YOU DON'T ENJOY RULING,
  • 00:15:20.609 --> 00:15:22.077
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BERULING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:22.111 --> 00:15:23.679
  • NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS THAT,THERE HAS TO BE A DESIRE.
  • 00:15:23.712 --> 00:15:26.281
  • SECONDLY, THERE HASTO BE AN ABILITY.
  • 00:15:26.315 --> 00:15:28.817
  • ROMANS 12 SAYS,
  • 00:15:28.851 --> 00:15:30.352
  • ONE OF THE SPIRITUAL GIFTSIS THE GIFT OF LEADERSHIP,
  • 00:15:30.386 --> 00:15:33.355
  • TO BE ABLE TO ORGANIZE.
  • 00:15:33.389 --> 00:15:35.424
  • BUT THIRDLY AND THISIS ALL IMPORTANT,
  • 00:15:35.457 --> 00:15:38.227
  • FAITHFULNESS IS A CRITERION FORLEADERSHIP IN GOD'S KINGDOM.
  • 00:15:38.260 --> 00:15:44.666
  • YOU CAN HAVE THE DESIRE ANDEVEN THE ABILITY TO RULE,
  • 00:15:44.700 --> 00:15:46.368
  • BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TOHAVE A TRACK RECORD
  • 00:15:46.402 --> 00:15:48.704
  • OF FAITHFULNESS TO GOD.
  • 00:15:48.737 --> 00:15:50.472
  • HOW WE HANDLE THETIME, THE TREASURE,
  • 00:15:50.506 --> 00:15:53.942
  • THE OPPORTUNITIES GOD HASGIVEN US HERE ON EARTH
  • 00:15:53.976 --> 00:15:56.712
  • WILL DETERMINE WHATRESPONSIBILITY WE HAVE IN ALL
  • 00:15:56.745 --> 00:16:01.450
  • ETERNITY. THE SECOND QUESTION,BESIDES WHO WILL REIGN IS,
  • 00:16:01.483 --> 00:16:04.887
  • WHAT DOES RULING ANDREIGNING INVOLVE?
  • 00:16:04.920 --> 00:16:06.789
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN, WE'REGOING TO RULE WITH CHRIST?
  • 00:16:06.822 --> 00:16:09.191
  • THERE ARE TWO ASPECTS OF THAT.
  • 00:16:09.224 --> 00:16:10.626
  • FIRST OF ALL, JUDGING.
  • 00:16:10.659 --> 00:16:12.895
  • PART OF RULING AND REIGNINGWITH CHRIST INVOLVES JUDGING.
  • 00:16:12.928 --> 00:16:16.865
  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6,
  • 00:16:16.899 --> 00:16:18.767
  • REMEMBER THECORINTHIANS WERE FUSSING
  • 00:16:18.801 --> 00:16:20.769
  • AND FIGHTING WITH ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:16:20.803 --> 00:16:22.304
  • THEY COULDN'T COMETO AN AGREEMENT
  • 00:16:22.337 --> 00:16:24.073
  • AND PAUL SAYS ITSHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY.
  • 00:16:24.106 --> 00:16:26.542
  • HE SAYS IN VERSE 2,
  • 00:16:26.575 --> 00:16:28.010
  • "DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THESAINTS WILL JUDGE THE WORLD?"
  • 00:16:28.043 --> 00:16:33.849
  • ONE DAY, CHRISTIANSWILL JUDGE THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:33.882 --> 00:16:36.885
  • THAT WORD JUDGE, CREDO ,MEANS TO RENDER A VERDICT.
  • 00:16:36.919 --> 00:16:42.758
  • AND WHILE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE
  • 00:16:42.791 --> 00:16:43.992
  • THAT YOU AND I WILL BEJUDGING OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:16:44.026 --> 00:16:45.527
  • IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH,
  • 00:16:45.561 --> 00:16:47.196
  • THE BIBLE IS CLEAR, WE'REGOING TO BE JUDGING ANGELS.
  • 00:16:47.229 --> 00:16:49.565
  • VERSE 3 SAYS, "DOYOU NOT KNOW
  • 00:16:49.598 --> 00:16:50.833
  • THAT WE SHALLJUDGE THE ANGELS."
  • 00:16:50.866 --> 00:16:54.770
  • RIGHT NOW, PSALM 8 SAYS,
  • 00:16:54.803 --> 00:16:56.271
  • GOD HAS CREATED MANLOWER THAN THE ANGELS
  • 00:16:56.305 --> 00:16:59.541
  • BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN ANDEARTH, THAT WILL BE REVERSED.
  • 00:16:59.575 --> 00:17:01.743
  • AND WE'LL BE JUDGING ANGELS.
  • 00:17:01.777 --> 00:17:03.912
  • A SECOND ASPECT OF RULING
  • 00:17:03.946 --> 00:17:05.614
  • AND REIGNING IS GOVERNING.
  • 00:17:05.647 --> 00:17:08.717
  • THAT IS, THERE'LL BEPARTS OF GOD'S CREATION
  • 00:17:08.750 --> 00:17:11.687
  • THAT SOME OF US WILL GOVERN.
  • 00:17:11.720 --> 00:17:13.755
  • AND SECOND TIMOTHY2:12, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:17:13.789 --> 00:17:15.958
  • "IF WE ENDURE WITH HIM, WESHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM."
  • 00:17:15.991 --> 00:17:20.696
  • YOU KNOW, THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:17:20.729 --> 00:17:22.097
  • WE HAD EXAMPLES OF GOD'S PEOPLE
  • 00:17:22.131 --> 00:17:24.500
  • REIGNING OVER CERTAIN TERRITORY.
  • 00:17:24.533 --> 00:17:26.535
  • AND WHILE THE NEWHEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
  • 00:17:26.568 --> 00:17:28.337
  • WILL BE THE CENTRALPART OF GOD'S CREATION,
  • 00:17:28.370 --> 00:17:32.608
  • RULING AND REIGNING, PROBABLYWON'T BE LIMITED TO THERE.
  • 00:17:32.641 --> 00:17:35.144
  • THEY'LL STILL BEGALAXIES FAR FLUNG
  • 00:17:35.177 --> 00:17:38.247
  • THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE OVERWHICH GOD'S PEOPLE WILL RULE.
  • 00:17:38.280 --> 00:17:42.551
  • YES, IN HEAVEN WE'LLHAVE WORK TO DO,
  • 00:17:42.584 --> 00:17:45.487
  • BUT IT'S NOT GOING TOBE WORK ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:17:45.521 --> 00:17:48.257
  • THERE'S ALSO GOING TO BESOME FUN IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:48.290 --> 00:17:51.593
  • AND LET ME JUST SUGGEST
  • 00:17:51.627 --> 00:17:53.629
  • TO YOU WHAT I CALLTHREE PERKS OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:53.662 --> 00:17:56.932
  • THREE PERMANENT PERKS OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:56.965 --> 00:17:59.001
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT WILL BE A TIMEOF ENJOYING OTHER BELIEVERS,
  • 00:17:59.034 --> 00:18:03.539
  • ENJOYING OTHER BELIEVERS.
  • 00:18:03.572 --> 00:18:05.674
  • DO YOU REALIZE GODMADE US WHERE WE NEED
  • 00:18:05.707 --> 00:18:07.643
  • OTHER PEOPLE TO BETRULY FULFILLED?
  • 00:18:07.676 --> 00:18:10.512
  • REMEMBER GOD SAID TO ADAM,
  • 00:18:10.546 --> 00:18:12.981
  • "IT'S NOT GOOD FORYOU TO BE ALONE."
  • 00:18:13.015 --> 00:18:15.617
  • I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHTTHAT WAS INTERESTING.
  • 00:18:15.651 --> 00:18:16.885
  • ADAM WASN'T ALONE.
  • 00:18:16.919 --> 00:18:18.187
  • HE HAD A PERFECTRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:18:18.220 --> 00:18:19.955
  • THAT HADN'T BEEN TAINTED BY SIN,
  • 00:18:19.988 --> 00:18:21.857
  • BUT GOD SAID,
  • 00:18:21.890 --> 00:18:23.258
  • "AS GOOD AS OUR RELATIONSHIPIS, IT'S NOT ENOUGH,
  • 00:18:23.292 --> 00:18:26.762
  • YOU NEED SOMEBODY ELSE."
  • 00:18:26.795 --> 00:18:28.430
  • THAT'S WHY HE MADE EVE.
  • 00:18:28.463 --> 00:18:30.399
  • GOD MADE US IN SUCH A WAYTHAT WE NEED FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:18:30.432 --> 00:18:34.036
  • WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:18:34.069 --> 00:18:35.204
  • AND IN HEAVEN,WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY
  • 00:18:35.237 --> 00:18:37.072
  • THAT IN A WAY WE'VE NEVEREXPERIENCED ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:37.105 --> 00:18:39.908
  • SECONDLY, HEAVEN WILL BE A TIMEOF LEARNING MORE ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:18:39.942 --> 00:18:45.514
  • YES, IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:18:45.547 --> 00:18:46.715
  • THE PROPHET HABAKKUKPROMISED THAT THE EARTH
  • 00:18:46.748 --> 00:18:48.016
  • WILL BE FILLED WITHTHE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:48.050 --> 00:18:52.854
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOWTHAT KNOWLEDGE WILL COME?
  • 00:18:52.888 --> 00:18:55.791
  • I MEAN, WHEN WE DIE, IS THEREA SUDDEN INFORMATION DUMP
  • 00:18:55.824 --> 00:18:59.161
  • INTO OUR BRAINS WHERE WEKNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT GOD,
  • 00:18:59.194 --> 00:19:01.797
  • WHEN WE'RE IN HEAVEN, MAYBETHAT HAPPENS, BUT I DOUBT IT.
  • 00:19:01.830 --> 00:19:06.501
  • AND HERE'S WHY,
  • 00:19:06.535 --> 00:19:08.070
  • THINK ABOUT YOUR MOSTIMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS
  • 00:19:08.103 --> 00:19:10.272
  • HERE ON EARTH,
  • 00:19:10.305 --> 00:19:12.174
  • HASN'T PART OF THE ENJOYMENTOF THAT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:19:12.207 --> 00:19:14.876
  • BEEN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THATPERSON OVER A PERIOD OF TIME
  • 00:19:14.910 --> 00:19:18.947
  • RATHER THAN LEARNINGEVERYTHING AT ONCE.
  • 00:19:18.981 --> 00:19:20.716
  • THERE'S A JOY OF DISCOVERY.
  • 00:19:20.749 --> 00:19:23.051
  • YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUTTHE FIRST TIME I MET AMY,
  • 00:19:23.085 --> 00:19:26.355
  • WE WERE 12 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:19:26.388 --> 00:19:27.923
  • SHE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OFME AT MISS DENNY'S MATH CLASS.
  • 00:19:27.956 --> 00:19:32.327
  • AND I ONLY KNEW ONETHING ABOUT AMY.
  • 00:19:32.361 --> 00:19:33.996
  • SHE WAS THE PRETTIESTGIRL I'D EVER SEEN.
  • 00:19:34.029 --> 00:19:36.865
  • THAT'S ALL I KNEW ABOUT HER,
  • 00:19:36.898 --> 00:19:38.900
  • BUT BELIEVE ME, IWANTED TO KNOW MORE.
  • 00:19:38.934 --> 00:19:41.236
  • I'VE SPENT 50 YEARS GETTINGTO KNOW AMY AND GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:19:41.270 --> 00:19:45.207
  • I DON'T KNOWEVERYTHING ABOUT HER,
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:47.309
  • BUT THERE'S A LOTMORE TO DISCOVER.
  • 00:19:47.342 --> 00:19:49.244
  • AND THE WHOLE PROCESS HASBEEN AN EXHILARATING ONE.
  • 00:19:49.278 --> 00:19:52.514
  • IT'S GOING TO BE THE SAME WAYIN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:52.547 --> 00:19:55.484
  • I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ALLETERNITY TO GET TO KNOW GOD.
  • 00:19:55.517 --> 00:19:59.254
  • WE'LL GET TO KNOW HIM BETTERAND BETTER AND BETTER.
  • 00:19:59.288 --> 00:20:02.791
  • THIRDLY, IN HEAVENTHERE WILL BE A TIME
  • 00:20:02.824 --> 00:20:04.726
  • OF EXPERIENCING REAL REST.
  • 00:20:04.760 --> 00:20:08.196
  • WE'VE ALREADY SEEN, INHEAVEN WE'RE NOT FLOATING
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:10.599
  • ON A CLOUD SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:20:10.632 --> 00:20:12.434
  • GOD WILL HAVE US ENGAGEDIN MEANINGFUL WORK,
  • 00:20:12.467 --> 00:20:15.804
  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT'SALL WE'RE GOING TO DO.
  • 00:20:15.837 --> 00:20:18.373
  • YOU KNOW, WITH THE ISRAELITES,GOD SET ASIDE A DAY OF REST.
  • 00:20:18.407 --> 00:20:22.511
  • AND THEN HE SET ASIDE CERTAINWEEKS AND CERTAIN MONTHS.
  • 00:20:22.544 --> 00:20:25.781
  • AND SOMETIMES THERE WASA YEAR OF REST AS WELL.
  • 00:20:25.814 --> 00:20:28.884
  • I THINK WE'LL EXPERIENCETHE SAME THING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:28.917 --> 00:20:31.920
  • IN REVELATION 14:13,
  • 00:20:31.953 --> 00:20:34.256
  • JOHN WAS COMMANDED TO WRITETHESE WORDS, LOOK AT THEM.
  • 00:20:34.289 --> 00:20:37.526
  • "AND I, JOHN HEARD AVOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING,
  • 00:20:37.559 --> 00:20:40.996
  • 'WRITE THIS DOWN. BLESSED,LITERALLY HAPPY ARE THE DEAD.
  • 00:20:41.029 --> 00:20:47.402
  • WHO DIE IN THE LORD FROMNOW ON, THAT THEY MAY REST,
  • 00:20:47.436 --> 00:20:52.841
  • FROM THEIR LABORS, FOR THEIRDEEDS FOLLOW WITH THEM."
  • 00:20:52.874 --> 00:20:56.011
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN?
  • 00:20:56.044 --> 00:20:57.646
  • BLESSED ARE THOSE WHODIE, THAT THEY MAY REST.
  • 00:20:57.679 --> 00:21:00.615
  • THE PEOPLE JOHN IS TALKING ABOUTARE THOSE WHO WERE MARTYRED
  • 00:21:00.649 --> 00:21:03.885
  • DURING THE TRIBULATIONFOR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:21:03.919 --> 00:21:06.154
  • HE SAID, "BLESSED ARE THOSEWHO DIE FOR THEIR FAITH,
  • 00:21:06.188 --> 00:21:08.857
  • HAPPY ARE THOSE.
  • 00:21:08.890 --> 00:21:10.092
  • BECAUSE IN HEAVENTHEY WILL BE FREE."
  • 00:21:10.125 --> 00:21:12.561
  • THEY WILL REST FROMTHE PERSECUTION
  • 00:21:12.594 --> 00:21:14.996
  • THEY'VE EXPERIENCEDIN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:17.432
  • BUT I THINK THE KIND OF REST,
  • 00:21:17.466 --> 00:21:18.734
  • YOU AND I ARE GOING TOEXPERIENCE GOES BEYOND
  • 00:21:18.767 --> 00:21:20.902
  • THE CESSATION OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:21:20.936 --> 00:21:23.939
  • THE REST WE'RE GOING TOEXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:23.972 --> 00:21:26.675
  • IS THAT, OCCASIONAL RESPITE,
  • 00:21:26.708 --> 00:21:29.544
  • WE EVEN EXPERIENCEDHERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:21:29.578 --> 00:21:31.713
  • WHEN WE FINISH THE BIG JOB.
  • 00:21:31.747 --> 00:21:33.215
  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD ABIG PROJECT TO FINISH?
  • 00:21:33.248 --> 00:21:35.884
  • AND ONCE YOU'RE FINISHED,YOU SAY, "IT'S OVER."
  • 00:21:35.917 --> 00:21:40.689
  • "IT'S OVER. I FINISHED."
  • 00:21:40.722 --> 00:21:43.825
  • BUT WHAT I'VE DONE IS NOTJUST GOOD, IT'S VERY GOOD.
  • 00:21:43.859 --> 00:21:48.430
  • TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT GODHAS ALLOWED YOU TO ACCOMPLISH.
  • 00:21:48.463 --> 00:21:53.135
  • I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT'SGOING TO BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:53.168 --> 00:21:54.703
  • THERE'LL BE THOSE TIMES THATWE REST FROM OUR LABORS.
  • 00:21:54.736 --> 00:21:59.541
  • THOSE TIMES THAT WE'RE ABLE
  • 00:21:59.574 --> 00:22:00.909
  • TO HAVE TRUE SATISFACTIONIN A JOB WELL DONE.
  • 00:22:00.942 --> 00:22:04.980
  • AND IT'S THAT RESTTHAT REMINDS US THAT,
  • 00:22:05.013 --> 00:22:07.582
  • AS IMPORTANT AS OUR WORK ISHERE AND WILL BE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:07.616 --> 00:22:12.287
  • THERE'S MORE TOLIFE THAN WORKING.
  • 00:22:12.320 --> 00:22:15.624
  • HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OFENJOYING PERFECT FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:22:15.657 --> 00:22:19.327
  • WITH ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:22:19.361 --> 00:22:21.096
  • AND THAT PERFECT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:22:21.129 --> 00:22:22.898
  • WITH GOD WE'VEALWAYS LONGED FOR.
  • 00:22:22.931 --> 00:22:26.668
  • THAT'S WHAT WE WILL BE DOINGIN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:26.701 --> 00:22:31.973
  • AREN'T YOU READY TO GO?
  • 00:22:32.007 --> 00:22:33.208
  • I AM. LET'S JUSTLOAD UP RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:22:33.241 --> 00:22:35.143
  • WHAT DO YOU SAY?
  • 00:22:35.177 --> 00:22:36.812
  • NOT QUITE YET, BUT SOON.
  • 00:22:36.845 --> 00:22:39.247
  • GOD HAS HER GREATINDESCRIBABLE FUTURE PLANNED
  • 00:22:39.281 --> 00:22:43.051
  • FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  • 00:22:43.084 --> 00:22:45.153
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:45.187 --> 00:22:50.158
  • AS A RESULT OF THIS SERIES,ON "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"
  • 00:22:50.192 --> 00:22:53.762
  • WE'RE GAINING A MUCH BETTERPICTURE OF OUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:22:53.795 --> 00:22:57.599
  • I WANT TO CLOSE TODAY'S PROGRAM
  • 00:22:57.632 --> 00:22:59.267
  • BY SHARING A NOTE IRECEIVED RECENTLY FROM CLAY.
  • 00:22:59.301 --> 00:23:02.437
  • HE SAID, "PASTOR JEFFRESS,
  • 00:23:02.471 --> 00:23:04.372
  • I WAS RAISED IN THE CHURCH,BUT IN MY YOUTH DRIFTED AWAY,
  • 00:23:04.406 --> 00:23:07.843
  • BECAUSE I FELT DISCONNECTED.NOT LONG AGO,
  • 00:23:07.876 --> 00:23:11.446
  • MY WIFE INTRODUCED METO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:11.480 --> 00:23:13.949
  • AND YOUR TEACHING HASMADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
  • 00:23:13.982 --> 00:23:16.785
  • IN MY SPIRITUAL WALK.
  • 00:23:16.818 --> 00:23:18.854
  • IN FACT, TODAY I'MSERVING AS A DEACON
  • 00:23:18.887 --> 00:23:21.389
  • AND ON THE BOARD OFMY LOCAL CHURCH."
  • 00:23:21.423 --> 00:23:24.392
  • YOU SEE, WHEN YOUGIVE FINANCIALLY
  • 00:23:24.426 --> 00:23:26.928
  • TO SUPPORT"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:26.962 --> 00:23:28.597
  • YOU'RE MAKING AN INVESTMENTIN MEN AND WOMEN LIKE CLAY.
  • 00:23:28.630 --> 00:23:32.267
  • GOD'S TRUTH IS TRULYTRANSFORMING LIVES.
  • 00:23:32.300 --> 00:23:36.538
  • PLEASE CONTINUETO GIVE GENEROUSLY
  • 00:23:36.571 --> 00:23:38.840
  • SO THAT WE CAN REACHEVEN MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:38.874 --> 00:23:41.176
  • WHO NEED TO HEAR THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:41.209 --> 00:23:44.246
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:44.279 --> 00:23:45.480
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:45.514 --> 00:23:47.883
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:47.916 --> 00:23:50.385
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:23:50.418 --> 00:23:52.187
  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:54.155
  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY.
  • 00:23:54.189 --> 00:23:55.824
  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW.
  • 00:23:55.857 --> 00:23:58.393
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:23:58.426 --> 00:24:01.496
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:24:01.530 --> 00:24:04.232
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKING
  • 00:24:04.266 --> 00:24:05.867
  • FROM EARTHLY CONCERNSTO HEAVENLY COMFORTS.
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HAS WRITTENA BRAND NEW BOOK TITLED,
  • 00:24:08.970 --> 00:24:12.007
  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:24:13.675 --> 00:24:17.245
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THATEVERY ONE OF US IS GOING
  • 00:24:17.279 --> 00:24:19.814
  • TO MAKE A TRIP ONE DAYTO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:19.848 --> 00:24:23.285
  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:24:23.318 --> 00:24:26.655
  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
  • 00:24:26.688 --> 00:24:28.323
  • THAT TRIP IS TO APLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:28.356 --> 00:24:31.159
  • MY BRAND NEW BOOK ISDESIGNED TO HELP YOU
  • 00:24:31.192 --> 00:24:33.461
  • OR A LOVED ONE SPEND100 DAYS LIVING
  • 00:24:33.495 --> 00:24:36.731
  • IN THE REALITY OFYOUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:24:36.765 --> 00:24:40.101
  • [ANNOUNCER] REQUEST YOUR COPYOF, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:24:40.135 --> 00:24:42.571
  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:24:42.604 --> 00:24:45.273
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:24:45.307 --> 00:24:46.975
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:24:47.008 --> 00:24:49.544
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS100 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:24:49.578 --> 00:24:52.147
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THECOMPLETE, "A PLACE CALLED
  • 00:24:52.180 --> 00:24:55.317
  • HEAVEN," TEACHING SERIES ONBOTH CD AND DVD,
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  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK BY
  • 00:24:58.720 --> 00:25:01.556
  • DR. JEFFRESS, TITLED, "APLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:25:01.590 --> 00:25:03.592
  • WHEN YOU GIVE TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:03.625 --> 00:25:05.894
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN AND WOMEN
  • 00:25:05.927 --> 00:25:07.495
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TOHEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:25:07.529 --> 00:25:10.498
  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERETHROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:10.532 --> 00:25:14.469
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:25:14.502 --> 00:25:16.571
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:16.605 --> 00:25:19.674
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:25:19.708 --> 00:25:23.945
  • MANY PEOPLE THINKTHAT LIFE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:25:23.979 --> 00:25:25.680
  • WILL BE UNEVENTFUL, BORING EVEN.
  • 00:25:25.714 --> 00:25:29.250
  • BUT I HOPE THAT TODAY'SSTUDYING GOD'S WORD
  • 00:25:29.284 --> 00:25:31.953
  • HAS GIVEN YOU A RENEWEDSENSE OF EXCITEMENT,
  • 00:25:31.987 --> 00:25:35.056
  • FOR THE MAGNIFICENT PLACETHAT GOD IS PREPARING
  • 00:25:35.090 --> 00:25:37.792
  • FOR HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:25:37.826 --> 00:25:39.494
  • WELL, THERE'S STILLMUCH MORE TO COME
  • 00:25:39.527 --> 00:25:41.663
  • IN OUR IN-DEPTH STUDY,"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:25:41.696 --> 00:25:45.066
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING
  • 00:25:45.100 --> 00:25:46.334
  • TO ANSWER ANOTHERIMPORTANT QUESTION.
  • 00:25:46.368 --> 00:25:48.837
  • PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANTQUESTION YOU COULD EVER ASK
  • 00:25:48.870 --> 00:25:51.706
  • ABOUT HEAVEN AND THAT IS,
  • 00:25:51.740 --> 00:25:53.975
  • "WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN?"
  • 00:25:54.009 --> 00:25:56.144
  • MANY PEOPLE FIND THEANSWER SURPRISING.
  • 00:25:56.177 --> 00:25:59.614
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:59.648 --> 00:26:02.150
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:02.183 --> 00:26:05.353
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:05.387 --> 00:26:07.555
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:07.589 --> 00:26:10.392
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:10.425 --> 00:26:12.594
  • OF THE BRAND NEWBOOK BY DR. JEFFRESS,
  • 00:26:12.627 --> 00:26:14.496
  • TITLED, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:26:14.529 --> 00:26:16.965
  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:26:16.998 --> 00:26:20.435
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE.
  • 00:26:20.468 --> 00:26:21.836
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:26:21.870 --> 00:26:24.472
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:26:24.506 --> 00:26:26.007
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:26.041 --> 00:26:29.411
  • NOW, WHEN YOUR GIFT IS100 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:26:29.444 --> 00:26:32.313
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE,"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"
  • 00:26:32.347 --> 00:26:34.916
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:34.949 --> 00:26:38.319
  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:26:38.353 --> 00:26:40.455
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED,"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
  • 00:26:40.488 --> 00:26:43.925
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:43.958 --> 00:26:45.794
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:45.827 --> 00:26:47.662
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING WRITINGOR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:47.696 --> 00:26:51.599
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:51.633 --> 00:26:54.936
  • PEOPLE SAY TO ME,
  • 00:26:54.969 --> 00:26:55.770
  • SOMETIMES WHEN I PASTOR,
  • 00:26:55.804 --> 00:26:57.205
  • ONLY GOD CAN DECLAREWHO'S GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:57.238 --> 00:27:00.575
  • ONLY GOD GETS TOMAKE THAT DECISION.
  • 00:27:00.608 --> 00:27:02.544
  • AND I SAY THAT ISABSOLUTELY TRUE.
  • 00:27:02.577 --> 00:27:04.946
  • ONLY GOD CAN DECIDE WHO ISGOING TO BE INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:27:04.979 --> 00:27:08.650
  • THE FACT IS HE'S ALREADYDECIDED THAT THOUGH
  • 00:27:08.683 --> 00:27:11.419
  • AND HE'S MADE HISDECISION PUBLIC.
  • 00:27:11.453 --> 00:27:14.489
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:14.522 --> 00:27:16.825
  • FOR THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:27:16.858 --> 00:27:18.293
  • "WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN HEREON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:27:18.326 --> 00:27:22.030
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:22.063 --> 00:27:29.010