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Will We Know One Another In Heaven?

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January 22, 2021
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The Bible gives many specific details about the nature of our new bodies.

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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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  • SOME OF LIFE'S GREATESTJOYS ARE THE RELATIONSHIPS
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  • WE CULTIVATE THROUGHOUTOUR LIFETIME.
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  • WHETHER IT'S A SIBLING, ASPOUSE, A PARENT, OR A FRIEND,
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  • THE PEOPLE AROUND US GIVEUS A SENSE OF WHOLENESS
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  • AND WELLBEING, WHICH ISWHY MANY CHRISTIANS WONDER
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  • IF WE'LL STILL KNOW ONEANOTHER WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN,
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  • OR IF THOSE MEMORIES WILL HAVEBEEN ERASED FROM OUR MINDS.
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  • WELL, STAY WITH US,
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE ANSWERINGTHE QUESTION TODAY,
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONEANOTHER 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
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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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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • GROWING OLD IS NOT FORTHE FAINT OF HEART.
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  • WITH AGE COME ACHES, AILMENTS,
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  • AND SOMETIMES AFEW EXTRA POUNDS.
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  • THE LATE HUMORIST, ERMABOMBECK, ONCE WROTE,
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  • "I'M NOT TELLINGYOU WHAT I WEIGH,
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  • BUT WHEN I MEASURE MY GIRTHAND THEN STEP ON THE SCALES
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  • I OUGHT TO BE A90-FOOT REDWOOD."
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, MOST PEOPLEDON'T AGE GRACEFULLY.
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  • ALONG WITH A FEW EXTRAPOUNDS COME HEARING LOSS,
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  • FADING EYESIGHT,ACHES, CREAKING JOINTS.
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  • YOU KNOW, A PART OFGROWING OLDER ALSO
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  • MEANS NOT ALWAYSRECOGNIZING PEOPLE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE
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  • OF GOING TO A HIGH SCHOOLOR A COLLEGE REUNION?
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  • YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE, YOUDON'T RECOGNIZE THEM.
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  • IF IT WASN'T FORTHEIR NAME TAG
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  • YOU WOULDN'T KNOWWHO THEY ARE.
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  • EVEN WORSE, THEYDON'T RECOGNIZE YOU.
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  • AND PERHAPS WORST OF ALL, HAVEYOU EVER STOOD IN THE MIRROR
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  • AND LOOKED AT YOURSELF ANDWONDERED, WHO IS THAT PERSON?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • WHICH ALL BRINGS UP ANINTERESTING QUESTION.
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  • AND THAT IS, WHENWE GET TO HEAVEN,
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  • WHAT WILL OUR BODIES BE LIKE?
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER?
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  • WILL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW US?
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  • WELL, THAT'S WHAT WE'REGOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • IN OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLEDHEAVEN, WE'RE ANSWERING 10
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  • OF THE MOST FREQUENTLYASKED QUESTIONS ON HEAVEN.
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOINGTO ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONEANOTHER IN HEAVEN?
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  • NOW, TO ANSWER THATQUESTION, WE, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • NEED TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHINGABOUT JESUS' PROMISE
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  • OF A RESURRECTION BODY.
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  • IN HEAVEN, THEBIBLE IS VERY CLEAR.
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  • WE'RE NOT JUST GOING TO BESOME SPIRIT FLOATING AROUND.
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  • WE ARE GOING TO HAVEA PHYSICAL BODY.
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  • NOW, THAT SHOULDN'TBE A SURPRISE
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT GOD'SORIGINAL PLAN FOR US
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  • GOD'S ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR US
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  • WAS BOTH A SPIRIT AND A BODY.
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  • LOOK AT GENESIS 2:7 ABOUTGOD'S ORIGINAL CREATION.
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  • "THEN THE LORD GOD FORMED MANFROM THE DUST FROM THE GROUND,
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  • AND BREATHED INTO HISNOSTRILS THE BREATH OF LIFE,
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  • AND MAN BECAME A LIVING BEING."
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  • GOD CREATED US ORIGINALLYBODY AND SPIRIT.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY ITSHOULD BE NO SURPRISE
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  • THAT IN ETERNITY WEWILL ALWAYS EXIST
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  • IN A BODY AS WELL AS BE SPIRIT.
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  • GOD'S FUTURE PLAN FOR USINCLUDES A PHYSICAL
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  • RESURRECTION. WHENEVERWE LOOK AT THE BIBLE,
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  • WE FIND THAT THERE AREACTUALLY TWO RESURRECTIONS
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  • THAT WILL OCCUR.
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  • DID YOU KNOW, IT'SNOT ONLY CHRISTIANS
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODY?
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  • UNBELIEVERS WILL ALSO RECEIVEA NEW BODY FOR ETERNITY.
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  • A BELIEVER'S BODY IS NECESSARY
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  • SO THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCEGOD'S UNENDING BLESSING.
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  • UNBELIEVERS MUST RECEIVE A BODY
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  • SO THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCEGOD'S EVERLASTING JUDGMENT.
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  • BUT EVERYBODY IS GOING TOBE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GOING TOHAVE A RESURRECTED BODY.
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  • THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUTTWO RESURRECTIONS.
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  • THE RESURRECTION FORBELIEVERS FOR CHRISTIANS
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  • IS CALLED THEFIRST RESURRECTION.
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  • IN REVELATION 20:6, JOHN SAYS,
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  • "BLESSED AND HOLY ISTHE ONE WHO HAS PART
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  • IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
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  • OVER THESE THE SECONDDEATH HAS NO POWER,
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  • BUT THEY WILL BE PRIESTSOF GOD AND OF CHRIST
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  • AND WILL REIGN WITH HIMFOR A THOUSAND YEARS."
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  • WHAT IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION?
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  • THE FIRST RESURRECTION,NOW GET THIS,
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  • DOESN'T REFER TOA POINT IN TIME.
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  • INSTEAD, THE FIRST RESURRECTION
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  • REFERS TO THAT GROUPOF PEOPLE, BELIEVERS,
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODYTO EXPERIENCE GOD'S BLESSING.
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  • NOT EVERY BELIEVER WILLRECEIVE HIS NEW BODY
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  • AT THE SAME POINT IN HISTORY.
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  • PAUL MAKES THAT CLEAR IN1 CORINTHIANS 15:22-23,
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  • "FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE,
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  • SO ALSO IN CHRIST ALLWILL BE MADE ALIVE.
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  • BUT EACH IN HIS OWN ORDER."
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  • SOME PEOPLE, SOME OF US WILLRECEIVE OUR RESURRECTION BODY
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  • AT THE RAPTURE.
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  • AT THE RAPTURE, REMEMBERTHE LORD HIMSELF
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  • WILL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN,AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST,
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  • THAT IS, THOSE BELIEVERSWHO'VE ALREADY DIED
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  • SINCE THE TIME OF PENTECOST,THEY WILL BE RAISED.
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  • AND THEN WE WHO AREALIVE AND REMAIN
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  • SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHERTO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR.
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  • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:52-53 SAY ATTHAT TIME WE WILL BE CHANGED
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  • AND RECEIVE OUR NEW BODIES.
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  • BUT THEN THERE'LLBE OTHER PEOPLE
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVETHEIR NEW BODIES
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  • AT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS,
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  • SEVEN YEARS LATERAFTER THE TRIBULATION.
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  • AND THEN THERE'S ANOTHER GROUPOF BELIEVERS WHO ARE SAVED
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  • DURING THE MILLENNIUM, WHOWILL RECEIVE THEIR NEW BODIES
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  • AT THE END OF THE1.000-YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST.
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  • BUT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE AREPART OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION,
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  • THE RESURRECTIONOF THE RIGHTEOUS.
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  • IN DANIEL 12:2, DANIEL SAYS,
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  • "MANY OF THOSE WHO SLEEPIN THE DUST OF THE GROUND
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  • WILL AWAKE, BELIEVERSTO EVERLASTING LIFE,
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  • BUT OTHERS, THE UNBELIEVERS,
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  • TO DISGRACE ANDEVERLASTING CONTEMPT."
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  • THE FIRST RESURRECTION IS THERESURRECTION OF THE SAVED,
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  • BUT THERE IS ASECOND RESURRECTION,
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  • AND THAT IS THE RESURRECTIONOF ALL THE UNSAVED.
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  • RIGHT NOW, WHEN AN UNBELIEVERDIES, HE GOES TO HADES,
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  • THE TEMPORARY PLACEOF THE UNSAVED.
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  • BUT ONE DAY THEY'REGOING TO BE RAISED,
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  • AND UNLIKE THE FIRSTRESURRECTION THAT OCCURS IN
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  • STAGES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME,THE SECOND RESURRECTION,
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  • THE RESURRECTION OF UNBELIEVERS,
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  • ALL OCCURS AT ONEPOINT IN HISTORY,
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  • IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THEGREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • WE FIND IT DESCRIBEDIN REVELATION 20:13-14,
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  • THE RESURRECTION OF THE UNSAVED,
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  • "AND THE SEA GAVE UP THEDEAD WHICH WERE IN IT,
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  • AND DEATH AND HADES GAVE UPTHE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM.
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  • AND THEY WERE JUDGED, EVERYONE, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS."
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  • VERSE 14 SAYS, "AND DEATHAND HADES WERE THROWN
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  • INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE," GEHENNA.
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  • "THIS IS THE SECONDDEATH, THE LAKE OF FIRE."
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  • THE TWO RESURRECTIONS, EVERYONE,BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS,
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  • WILL RECEIVE A NEWBODY FOR ALL ETERNITY.
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  • NOW THAT RAISES ANINTERESTING QUESTION.
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  • HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THATPEOPLE WHOSE BODIES HAVE DIED
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  • COULD HAVE BODIES THATEVER COME TO LIFE AGAIN?
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  • HOW CAN SOMETHING THAT HASDIED EVER COME TO LIFE AGAIN?
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  • AND ACTUALLY, THECORINTHIAN CHRISTIANS
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  • HAD THAT VERY SAME QUESTION.
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  • PAUL, WE BELIEVE IN ASPIRITUAL RESURRECTION,
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  • BUT A LITERAL PHYSICALRESURRECTION, HOW CAN THAT BE?
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35, PAULANTICIPATED THAT QUESTION.
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  • HE SAID, "BUT SOMEONE WILLSAY, HOW ARE THE DEAD RAISED,
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  • AND WHAT KIND OFBODY DO THEY COME?"
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  • WHAT KIND OF BODY DO THEY HAVE?
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  • HAVE YOU EVERTHOUGHT ABOUT THAT?
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  • HOW IS IT THAT THEDEAD ARE RAISED?
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  • HOW IS A RESURRECTIONAT ALL POSSIBLE?
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  • WELL, PAUL ANSWERS THATQUESTION BY USING AN ANALOGY.
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  • AND THAT IS OF PLANTINGAND HARVESTING.
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  • LOOK AT 1 CORINTHIANS 15:36-38,
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  • WHERE PAUL EXPLAINS HOWA RESURRECTION HAPPENS.
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  • "THAT WHICH YOU SOW DOES NOTCOME TO LIFE UNLESS IT DIES,
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  • AND THAT WHICH YOU SOW,YOU DO NOT SOW THE BODY
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  • WHICH IS TO BE,BUT A BARE GRAIN,
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  • PERHAPS OF WHEATOR SOMETHING ELSE.
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  • BUT GOD GIVES IT ABODY JUST AS HE WISHED,
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  • AND TO EACH OF THE SEEDSA BODY OF ITS OWN."
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  • THINK OF PLANTINGAND HARVESTING.
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  • WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THAT?
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  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL,WHEN YOU PLANT A SEED,
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  • THAT MEANS THESEED ACTUALLY DIES.
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  • IF YOU PLANT A WATERMELONSEED IN THE GROUND,
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  • THAT SEED DIES BEFOREIT EVER COMES TO LIFE.
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  • AND SO IT IS WITHTHE RESURRECTION.
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  • WHEN WE DIE, THATDEATH IS NECESSARY
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  • FOR THERE TO BEA FUTURE HARVEST.
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  • IF YOU DON'T PLANT ASEED AND THE SEED DIES,
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  • NEVER WILL A HARVESTCOME MONTHS LATER.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAYWITH US, PAUL SAYS.
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  • DEATH IS NOT ONLYINEVITABLE, IT IS NECESSARY.
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  • IT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR US TOEVER INHERIT GOD'S KINGDOM.
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  • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:36,
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  • "THAT WHAT YOU SOW DOES NOTCOME TO LIFE UNLESS IT DIES."
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  • AND HE EXPLAINS WHY IN VERSE 50,
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  • "FOR FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOTINHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
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  • NOR DOES THE PERISHABLE INHERITTHAT WHICH IS IMPERISHABLE."
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  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
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  • YOUR BODY IS PERFECTLYDESIGNED FOR THIS WORLD,
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  • BUT YOUR BODY ISTOTALLY NOT SUITABLE
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  • FOR RESIDENCE ON MARS ORPLUTO OR ANY OTHER PLANET.
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  • YOUR BODY IS ONLYSUITABLE FOR THIS PLANET.
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  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAYIN TERMS OF THIS EARTH
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  • AND THE NEW EARTHAND THE NEW HEAVEN.
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  • OUR BODIES WEREDESIGNED FOR THIS EARTH,
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  • BUT THEY ARE TOTALLY INADEQUATE
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  • FOR THE NEW HEAVENAND THE NEW EARTH.
  • 00:10:54.977 --> 00:10:57.046
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THESECOND PART OF THE PROCESS,
  • 00:10:57.079 --> 00:10:59.415
  • THE REAPING OF THE HARVEST.
  • 00:10:59.448 --> 00:11:01.684
  • NOTICE SOMETHINGABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:11:01.717 --> 00:11:03.919
  • BETWEEN THE PLANTINGAND THE HARVEST.
  • 00:11:03.953 --> 00:11:06.288
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE HARVESTIS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:06.322 --> 00:11:10.526
  • WHAT IS HARVESTED IS ALWAYSSUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:10.559 --> 00:11:14.897
  • FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S JUSTIMAGINE IT'S A HOT DAY HERE
  • 00:11:14.930 --> 00:11:18.834
  • IN DALLAS, TEXAS IN AUGUST,110 DEGREES IN THE SHADE.
  • 00:11:18.868 --> 00:11:23.439
  • YOU'VE BEEN OUTWORKING IN THE YARD,
  • 00:11:23.472 --> 00:11:24.974
  • YOU COME IN AND YOUNEED SOME REFRESHMENT,
  • 00:11:25.007 --> 00:11:27.109
  • AND YOU'VE GOT A CHOICE.
  • 00:11:27.143 --> 00:11:28.744
  • YOU CAN EITHER HAVE ACOLD SLICE OF WATERMELON
  • 00:11:28.778 --> 00:11:33.149
  • OR YOU CAN EAT AWATERMELON SEED.
  • 00:11:33.182 --> 00:11:35.584
  • NOW, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
  • 00:11:35.618 --> 00:11:37.353
  • THE WATERMELON ORTHE WATERMELON SEED?
  • 00:11:37.386 --> 00:11:40.289
  • I THINK EVERYBODY WOULD CHOOSETHE SLICE OF WATERMELON,
  • 00:11:40.322 --> 00:11:42.691
  • BECAUSE THE HARVEST ISALWAYS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:42.725 --> 00:11:47.096
  • IT'S THE SAME WAYWITH THE RESURRECTION.
  • 00:11:47.129 --> 00:11:50.266
  • WHAT IS HARVESTEDAT THE RESURRECTION,
  • 00:11:50.299 --> 00:11:52.701
  • OUR NEW BODY IS VASTLY SUPERIORTO THAT WHICH IS PLANTED.
  • 00:11:52.735 --> 00:11:58.741
  • YOU KNOW, IT'SIMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:11:58.774 --> 00:12:01.343
  • THAT AT THE RESURRECTION,
  • 00:12:01.377 --> 00:12:04.480
  • IT'S NOT OUR OLD BODIES
  • 00:12:04.513 --> 00:12:06.882
  • THAT WE ARE GOING TOCARRY INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:06.916 --> 00:12:09.151
  • AND AREN'T YOUGRATEFUL FOR THAT?
  • 00:12:09.185 --> 00:12:11.253
  • AREN'T YOU GRATEFUL GOD DOESN'TJUST RESURRECT YOUR OLD BODY
  • 00:12:11.287 --> 00:12:14.456
  • AND, YOU KNOW, PUT SOME DUCTTAPE AROUND IT AND SOME GLUE
  • 00:12:14.490 --> 00:12:17.626
  • AND TRY TO HOPE IT HOLDSTOGETHER FOR ALL ETERNITY?
  • 00:12:17.660 --> 00:12:20.462
  • NO, IT'S NOT OUR OLD BODIES.
  • 00:12:20.496 --> 00:12:22.731
  • OUR OLD BODIES ARE RAISED,
  • 00:12:22.765 --> 00:12:25.167
  • BUT THEN THEY ARECOMPLETELY RENOVATED,
  • 00:12:25.201 --> 00:12:27.703
  • IN A MOMENT, IN ATWINKLING OF AN EYE.
  • 00:12:27.736 --> 00:12:30.272
  • AND WHAT WE RECEIVE IS MUCHSUPERIOR TO WHAT WAS PLANTED.
  • 00:12:30.306 --> 00:12:35.144
  • BUT SECONDLY, THE HARVESTIS ALSO SIMILAR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:12:35.177 --> 00:12:39.915
  • IT'S SUPERIOR TO THE SEED,BUT IT'S SIMILAR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:12:39.949 --> 00:12:43.586
  • I MEAN, YOU DON'TPLANT A WATERMELON SEED
  • 00:12:43.619 --> 00:12:47.089
  • AND HARVEST A KUMQUAT, OKAY?
  • 00:12:47.122 --> 00:12:49.625
  • IF YOU PLANT A WATERMELONSEED, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:12:49.658 --> 00:12:52.361
  • YOU GET A WATERMELON.
  • 00:12:52.394 --> 00:12:53.762
  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH US.
  • 00:12:53.796 --> 00:12:55.631
  • WHEN OUR BODIES DIE,
  • 00:12:55.664 --> 00:12:58.167
  • IT'S NOT SOMEONE ELSEWHO IS RESURRECTED.
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:13:00.903
  • WE DON'T GET A BODY THATIS TOTALLY DISSIMILAR
  • 00:13:00.936 --> 00:13:03.439
  • TO WHAT WE WERE.
  • 00:13:03.472 --> 00:13:04.907
  • OUR NEW BODIES ARE GOINGTO RESEMBLE OUR OLD BODIES.
  • 00:13:04.940 --> 00:13:08.210
  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THATMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:13:08.244 --> 00:13:10.679
  • BUT IF YOU WANT A GOOD IDEAOF WHAT YOUR RESURRECTION BODY
  • 00:13:10.713 --> 00:13:13.983
  • IS GOING TO BELIKE FOR ETERNITY,
  • 00:13:14.016 --> 00:13:15.851
  • THE BEST PLACE TO LOOK ISTO LOOK AT JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:15.885 --> 00:13:19.989
  • JESUS IS THE PROTOTYPEOF OUR RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:13:20.022 --> 00:13:23.525
  • IN 1 JOHN 3:2, THEAPOSTLE WRITES,
  • 00:13:23.559 --> 00:13:27.663
  • "BELOVED, NOW WEARE CHILDREN OF GOD,
  • 00:13:27.696 --> 00:13:30.466
  • AND IT HAS NOT APPEAREDAS YET WHAT WE WILL BE.
  • 00:13:30.499 --> 00:13:34.503
  • BUT WE KNOW THAT WHENHE, JESUS, APPEARS,
  • 00:13:34.536 --> 00:13:37.673
  • WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM,
  • 00:13:37.706 --> 00:13:39.875
  • BECAUSE WE WILL SEEHIM JUST AS HE IS."
  • 00:13:39.909 --> 00:13:43.579
  • THE BEST ANSWER TO WHATWE'RE GOING TO BE LIKE
  • 00:13:43.612 --> 00:13:46.315
  • IN OUR NEW BODIES
  • 00:13:46.348 --> 00:13:47.683
  • IS TO LOOK AT THERESURRECTION BODY OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:47.716 --> 00:13:49.852
  • REMEMBER AFTER JESUSWAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 00:13:49.885 --> 00:13:51.887
  • HE SPENT 40 DAYS ON THEEARTH MINISTERING TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:51.921 --> 00:13:55.157
  • SO LET'S ASK THEQUESTION, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:57.927
  • WAS JESUS' RESURRECTIONSPIRITUAL OR PHYSICAL?
  • 00:13:57.960 --> 00:14:01.830
  • THERE WERE SOME IN THECORINTHIAN CHURCH WHO SAID,
  • 00:14:01.864 --> 00:14:03.866
  • OH, WE BELIEVE JESUS WASRAISED FROM THE DEAD,
  • 00:14:03.899 --> 00:14:06.268
  • BUT WE BELIEVE IT WAS ASPIRITUAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:14:06.302 --> 00:14:09.738
  • WE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HE WASLITERALLY PHYSICALLY RAISED
  • 00:14:09.772 --> 00:14:13.075
  • FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:14:13.108 --> 00:14:14.610
  • AND SO IN VERSES 3 AND4 OF 1 CORINTHIANS 15,
  • 00:14:14.643 --> 00:14:16.745
  • PAUL MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THEPHYSICAL RESURRECTION OF JESUS
  • 00:14:16.779 --> 00:14:20.616
  • IS THE VERY ESSENCEOF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.
  • 00:14:20.649 --> 00:14:23.285
  • PAUL WROTE, "FOR I DELIVEREDTO YOU AS A FIRST IMPORTANCE
  • 00:14:23.319 --> 00:14:26.956
  • WHAT I ALSO RECEIVED, THATCHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
  • 00:14:26.989 --> 00:14:31.193
  • ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES,AND THAT HE WAS BURIED,
  • 00:14:31.226 --> 00:14:34.096
  • AND THAT HE WAS RAISEDON THE THIRD DAY
  • 00:14:34.129 --> 00:14:36.732
  • ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES."
  • 00:14:36.765 --> 00:14:38.334
  • IT WAS A PHYSICAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:14:38.367 --> 00:14:41.003
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:14:41.036 --> 00:14:42.538
  • WELL, JUST LOOKING ATWHAT HAPPENED TO JESUS
  • 00:14:42.571 --> 00:14:44.907
  • OVER THOSE 40 DAYSHE WAS ON THE EARTH
  • 00:14:44.940 --> 00:14:47.109
  • IN HIS RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:14:47.142 --> 00:14:48.744
  • 17 DIFFERENT TIMES HECONVERSED WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:14:48.777 --> 00:14:53.415
  • ON THREE OCCASIONS HEATE WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:14:53.449 --> 00:14:57.152
  • ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS
  • 00:14:57.186 --> 00:14:58.687
  • HE ALLOWED HISDISCIPLES TO TOUCH HIM.
  • 00:14:58.721 --> 00:15:02.358
  • WHAT WAS JESUS'RESURRECTION BODY LIKE?
  • 00:15:02.391 --> 00:15:06.128
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT WASSUPERIOR TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
  • 00:15:06.161 --> 00:15:10.466
  • NOW, JESUS WAS WITHOUTSIN IN HIS EARTHLY BODY,
  • 00:15:10.499 --> 00:15:13.836
  • BUT HE HAD LIMITATIONSJUST LIKE YOU AND I HAVE
  • 00:15:13.869 --> 00:15:16.171
  • IN OUR EARTHLY BODIES.
  • 00:15:16.205 --> 00:15:17.606
  • BUT IN HIS RESURRECTIONBODY, HE WAS VASTLY SUPERIOR.
  • 00:15:17.639 --> 00:15:20.242
  • FOR EXAMPLE, ONSEVERAL OCCASIONS
  • 00:15:20.275 --> 00:15:22.277
  • JESUS WAS ABLE TO MATERIALIZEAT A PLACE AT WILL.
  • 00:15:22.311 --> 00:15:26.115
  • HE WAS ABLE TO COME THROUGHA DOOR THAT WAS LOCKED.
  • 00:15:26.148 --> 00:15:29.251
  • HE HAD ABILITIES IN HIS NEW BODY
  • 00:15:29.284 --> 00:15:31.253
  • THAT HE DIDN'T HAVEIN HIS ORIGINAL BODY.
  • 00:15:31.286 --> 00:15:34.423
  • BUT SECONDLY, JESUS'BODY WAS ALSO SIMILAR
  • 00:15:34.456 --> 00:15:38.160
  • TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
  • 00:15:38.193 --> 00:15:40.229
  • IF YOU LOOK AT THEACCOUNTS OF THOSE 40 DAYS
  • 00:15:40.262 --> 00:15:42.598
  • JESUS SPENT ON EARTH, YOUWILL DISCOVER THAT THOSE
  • 00:15:42.631 --> 00:15:46.435
  • WHO KNEW HIM BESTEVENTUALLY RECOGNIZED HIM.
  • 00:15:46.468 --> 00:15:52.174
  • I SAY EVENTUALLY,
  • 00:15:52.207 --> 00:15:53.642
  • BECAUSE MANY TIMES THEY DIDN'TIMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZE HIM.
  • 00:15:53.675 --> 00:15:56.512
  • YOU SAY, WELL, WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:15:56.545 --> 00:15:58.213
  • SEVERAL REASONS.
  • 00:15:58.247 --> 00:15:59.648
  • SOME WERE SO FULL OF SORROW,THEY COULDN'T SEE CLEARLY.
  • 00:15:59.681 --> 00:16:03.118
  • ONE APPEARANCE HAPPENEDWHEN IT WAS STILL DARK
  • 00:16:03.152 --> 00:16:05.421
  • AND THEY COULDN'TMAKE OUT HIS FEATURES.
  • 00:16:05.454 --> 00:16:07.456
  • ON ANOTHER OCCASION, THEDISTANCE BETWEEN JESUS
  • 00:16:07.489 --> 00:16:09.958
  • AND HIS DISCIPLESWERE GREAT ENOUGH
  • 00:16:09.992 --> 00:16:11.794
  • TO OBSCURERECOGNIZABLE FEATURES.
  • 00:16:11.827 --> 00:16:14.730
  • SOME WERE DISBELIEVING.
  • 00:16:14.763 --> 00:16:16.231
  • THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE HE WASREALLY GOING TO COME BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:16:16.265 --> 00:16:19.468
  • OTHERS WEREN'T EXPECTINGTO SEE HIM AT ALL.
  • 00:16:19.501 --> 00:16:22.638
  • WHAT IS IT THAT CAUSEDTHEM TO RECOGNIZE JESUS?
  • 00:16:22.671 --> 00:16:28.510
  • THERE WERE SOME SIMILARITY
  • 00:16:28.544 --> 00:16:29.778
  • BETWEEN JESUS' EARTHLYBODY AND HIS NEW BODY.
  • 00:16:29.812 --> 00:16:33.348
  • PERHAPS IT WAS HIS STATURE.
  • 00:16:33.382 --> 00:16:35.584
  • PERHAPS IT WAS THE COLOROF HIS EYES OR HIS HAIR.
  • 00:16:35.617 --> 00:16:39.154
  • BUT SOMETHING ABOUTJESUS WAS RECOGNIZABLE.
  • 00:16:39.188 --> 00:16:42.925
  • WELL, THAT LEADSUS TO THE QUESTION,
  • 00:16:42.958 --> 00:16:44.827
  • WHAT WILL OUR BODIESBE LIKE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:16:44.860 --> 00:16:48.197
  • REMEMBER, JOHN SAID,"WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM."
  • 00:16:48.230 --> 00:16:51.733
  • COLOSSIANS 1:18 SAYS
  • 00:16:51.767 --> 00:16:53.602
  • THAT "JESUS WAS THEFIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD."
  • 00:16:53.635 --> 00:16:59.908
  • THAT WORD, FIRSTBORN, ISTHE GREEK WORD, PROTOTOKOS .
  • 00:16:59.942 --> 00:17:03.312
  • PROTOTOKOS . HE ISTHE PROTOTO ,S
  • 00:17:03.345 --> 00:17:07.783
  • THE PROTOTYPE OF THOSE,
  • 00:17:07.816 --> 00:17:08.784
  • ALL OF US, WHO WILL BERAISED FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:17:08.817 --> 00:17:11.653
  • SO KNOWING THAT THAT IS TRUE,
  • 00:17:11.687 --> 00:17:13.222
  • WE CAN GATHER SEVERALIMPORTANT FACTS
  • 00:17:13.255 --> 00:17:15.491
  • ABOUT OUR NEW BODIES IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:15.524 --> 00:17:17.292
  • FIRST OF ALL, OURBODIES WILL BE PHYSICAL.
  • 00:17:17.326 --> 00:17:20.963
  • JUST AS JESUS HAD APHYSICAL BODY, SO WILL WE.
  • 00:17:20.996 --> 00:17:25.601
  • NOW, OUR NEW BODIESWILL BE VASTLY DIFFERENT
  • 00:17:25.634 --> 00:17:29.638
  • THAN OUR ORIGINAL BODIES,MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.
  • 00:17:29.671 --> 00:17:32.441
  • IN VERSES 39 TO 41 IN1 CORINTHIANS 15, PAUL SAID,
  • 00:17:32.474 --> 00:17:36.078
  • "ALL FLESH IS NOTTHE SAME FLESH,
  • 00:17:36.111 --> 00:17:39.248
  • BUT THERE IS ONE FLESH OF MAN,AND ANOTHER FLESH OF BEAST,
  • 00:17:39.281 --> 00:17:43.452
  • AND ANOTHER FLESH OF BIRDS,AND ANOTHER FLESH OF FISH.
  • 00:17:43.485 --> 00:17:47.923
  • THERE ARE ALSO HEAVENLYBODIES AND EARTHLY BODIES,
  • 00:17:47.956 --> 00:17:50.559
  • BUT THE GLORY OFTHE HEAVENLY IS ONE,
  • 00:17:50.592 --> 00:17:52.728
  • AND THE GLORY OF THEEARTHLY IS ANOTHER.
  • 00:17:52.761 --> 00:17:54.830
  • THERE IS ONE GLORY OF THE SUN,ANOTHER GLORY OF THE MOON,
  • 00:17:54.863 --> 00:17:57.599
  • ANOTHER GLORY OF THE STARS,
  • 00:17:57.633 --> 00:17:59.168
  • FOR STARS DIFFER FROMSTAR IN THEIR GLORY.
  • 00:17:59.201 --> 00:18:01.336
  • SO ALSO IS THERESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
  • 00:18:01.370 --> 00:18:03.872
  • IT IS SOWN A PERISHABLE BODY,
  • 00:18:03.906 --> 00:18:06.308
  • IT IS RAISED ANIMPERISHABLE BODY.
  • 00:18:06.341 --> 00:18:08.744
  • IT IS SOWN IN DISHONOR,BUT IT IS RAISED IN GLORY.
  • 00:18:08.777 --> 00:18:11.780
  • IT IS SOWN IN WEAKNESS,IT IS RAISED IN POWER.
  • 00:18:11.813 --> 00:18:14.583
  • IT IS SOWN A NATURAL BODY, ITIS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY.
  • 00:18:14.616 --> 00:18:18.787
  • IF THERE IS A NATURAL BODY,THERE IS ALSO A SPIRITUAL BODY."
  • 00:18:18.820 --> 00:18:23.358
  • NOW NOTICE THE WORD,BODY, SOMA IN GREEK,
  • 00:18:23.392 --> 00:18:25.794
  • IS REPEATED OVERAND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:18:25.827 --> 00:18:27.796
  • THAT REFERS TO APHYSICAL BODY.
  • 00:18:27.829 --> 00:18:29.898
  • IT'S PAUL'S WAY OFSAYING, DON'T MISS THIS,
  • 00:18:29.932 --> 00:18:32.467
  • WE ARE A BODY, BUT ONEARTH IN OUR CURRENT STATE,
  • 00:18:32.501 --> 00:18:36.505
  • WE ARE A NATURAL BODY, BUT INTHE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
  • 00:18:36.538 --> 00:18:40.275
  • WE WILL BE SPIRITUAL, BUTWE WILL STILL BE A BODY.
  • 00:18:40.309 --> 00:18:44.112
  • LET ME SUMMARIZEFOR YOU, IF I CAN,
  • 00:18:44.146 --> 00:18:45.981
  • THE DIFFERENCES BETWEENOUR EARTHLY BODY
  • 00:18:46.014 --> 00:18:48.850
  • AND OUR HEAVENLY BODY FORTHE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH.
  • 00:18:48.884 --> 00:18:52.187
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUREARTHLY BODIES DECAY,
  • 00:18:52.221 --> 00:18:55.924
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIESWILL ENDURE.
  • 00:18:55.958 --> 00:19:00.128
  • SECONDLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIESARE INFECTED WITH SIN,
  • 00:19:00.162 --> 00:19:04.299
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIESWILL BE FREE OF SIN.
  • 00:19:04.333 --> 00:19:08.470
  • THIRDLY, OUR EARTHLYBODIES ARE WEAK,
  • 00:19:08.503 --> 00:19:11.473
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIESWILL BE POWERFUL.
  • 00:19:11.506 --> 00:19:14.109
  • AND FINALLY, OUR EARTHLYBODIES ARE FOR THE OLD EARTH,
  • 00:19:14.142 --> 00:19:17.846
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIESARE FOR THE NEW EARTH.
  • 00:19:17.879 --> 00:19:22.084
  • SECONDLY, OUR BODIES WILLNOT ONLY BE PHYSICAL,
  • 00:19:22.117 --> 00:19:26.455
  • THEY WILL ALSO BE PERFECT.
  • 00:19:26.488 --> 00:19:28.724
  • THEY WILL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:19:28.757 --> 00:19:30.592
  • NO MORE CANCER, NO MORE HEARTATTACKS, NO MORE STROKES,
  • 00:19:30.626 --> 00:19:34.730
  • NO MORE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
  • 00:19:34.763 --> 00:19:37.032
  • REVELATION 21:4 SAYS,
  • 00:19:37.065 --> 00:19:38.934
  • "THE FIRST THINGS WILLHAVE PASSED AWAY."
  • 00:19:38.967 --> 00:19:41.336
  • REVELATION 22:3, "AND THERESHALL NO LONGER BE ANY CURSE."
  • 00:19:41.370 --> 00:19:48.110
  • MANY OF YOU KNOW JONIEARECKSON, MY FRIEND,
  • 00:19:48.143 --> 00:19:51.380
  • A GREAT WOMAN OF GOD,
  • 00:19:51.413 --> 00:19:53.081
  • AT AGE 17, THROUGH A DIVINGACCIDENT, BECAME A QUADRIPLEGIC.
  • 00:19:53.115 --> 00:19:58.954
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JONI HAS TO SAY
  • 00:19:58.987 --> 00:19:59.888
  • ABOUT THE PROMISE OF A NEW BODY.
  • 00:19:59.921 --> 00:20:02.658
  • "CAN YOU IMAGINE THEHOPE THIS GIVES SOMEONE
  • 00:20:02.691 --> 00:20:06.194
  • LIKE ME WITH ASPINAL CORD INJURY,
  • 00:20:06.228 --> 00:20:09.498
  • OR SOMEONE WHO ISCEREBRAL PALSIED,
  • 00:20:09.531 --> 00:20:12.501
  • BRAIN INJURED, OR HASMULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
  • 00:20:12.534 --> 00:20:15.971
  • IMAGINE THE HOPETHIS GIVES SOMEONE
  • 00:20:16.004 --> 00:20:18.373
  • WHO IS A MANIC DEPRESSIVE.
  • 00:20:18.407 --> 00:20:20.776
  • NO OTHER RELIGION,NO OTHER PHILOSOPHY
  • 00:20:20.809 --> 00:20:23.645
  • PROMISES NEW BODIES,HEARTS, AND MINDS.
  • 00:20:23.679 --> 00:20:27.215
  • ONLY IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST
  • 00:20:27.249 --> 00:20:29.951
  • DO HURTING PEOPLE FINDSUCH INCREDIBLE HOPE."
  • 00:20:29.985 --> 00:20:33.055
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:20:33.088 --> 00:20:34.423
  • THAT'S THE PROMISE WE HAVE.
  • 00:20:34.456 --> 00:20:36.124
  • OUR BODIES WILL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:20:36.158 --> 00:20:38.794
  • THEY'LL BE PHYSICAL,THEY'LL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:20:38.827 --> 00:20:41.196
  • THIRDLY, OUR BODIESWILL BE PERSONAL.
  • 00:20:41.229 --> 00:20:45.667
  • WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS,
  • 00:20:45.701 --> 00:20:48.136
  • WHEN YOU ARE RAISEDFROM THE DEAD
  • 00:20:48.170 --> 00:20:49.938
  • YOU DON'T BECOME SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:20:49.971 --> 00:20:52.274
  • YOU ARE STILL YOU.
  • 00:20:52.307 --> 00:20:54.810
  • YOU KNOW, IN 1 JOHN 3:2, JOHNSAID, "WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM,"
  • 00:20:54.843 --> 00:20:58.847
  • WE WILL BE LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:20:58.880 --> 00:21:00.182
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE ALLBECOME LITTLE MINI-MES OF JESUS
  • 00:21:00.215 --> 00:21:04.186
  • WITHOUT ANY DISTINCTION.
  • 00:21:04.219 --> 00:21:05.887
  • IT MEANS WE WILL INHERITTHE HEAVENLY DNA LIKE JESUS,
  • 00:21:05.921 --> 00:21:09.057
  • BUT WE STILL RETAINOUR OWN IDENTITIES.
  • 00:21:09.091 --> 00:21:13.128
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:21:13.161 --> 00:21:14.629
  • WELL, LUKE 24:39, WHEN JESUSAPPEARED TO HIS DISCIPLES,
  • 00:21:14.663 --> 00:21:18.200
  • LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID INHIS NEW RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:21:18.233 --> 00:21:20.435
  • "SEE MY HANDS AND MY FEET,THAT IT IS I MYSELF."
  • 00:21:20.469 --> 00:21:27.476
  • IT IS I, IT'S NOT SOMEBODY ELSE.
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  • IT IS I.
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  • IT MEANS IN HEAVEN WEWON'T BE SOMEONE ELSE.
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  • YOU WILL BE YOU.
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  • AND THE RELATIONSHIPS, BY THEWAY, YOU HAD HERE ON EARTH
  • 00:21:37.319 --> 00:21:40.822
  • WITH CHRISTIANS WILLCONTINUE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:40.856 --> 00:21:43.358
  • YOU'LL KNOW OTHER PEOPLE,THEY WILL KNOW YOU,
  • 00:21:43.392 --> 00:21:46.161
  • AND YOU WILL ENJOYPERFECT FELLOWSHIP
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  • UNTAINTED BY SIN OF ANY KIND.
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  • RON RHODES, THEOLOGIAN,SAYS IT THIS WAY.
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  • "OUR ETERNAL REUNION WITHCHRISTIAN LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS
  • 00:21:55.203 --> 00:21:58.907
  • WILL BE CEASELESSLY GLORIOUS.
  • 00:21:58.940 --> 00:22:02.077
  • KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILLNO LONGER HAVE SIN NATURES.
  • 00:22:02.110 --> 00:22:05.580
  • THERE WILL BE NO FIGHTSAMONG LOVED ONES.
  • 00:22:05.614 --> 00:22:08.183
  • THERE WON'T BE ANY RESENTMENTOR ENVY OR JEALOUSY.
  • 00:22:08.216 --> 00:22:11.987
  • THERE WON'T BE ANYONE-UP-MANSHIP OR RIVALRIES.
  • 00:22:12.020 --> 00:22:15.690
  • THERE WON'T BE ANY CROSS WORDS
  • 00:22:15.724 --> 00:22:17.392
  • OR MISUNDERSTANDSOR SELFISHNESS.
  • 00:22:17.426 --> 00:22:21.062
  • OUR RELATIONSHIPS IN HEAVENWILL BE TRULY WONDERFUL
  • 00:22:21.096 --> 00:22:25.367
  • AND UTTERLY SATISFYING."
  • 00:22:25.400 --> 00:22:29.471
  • NOW THAT'S SOMETHINGTO LOOK FORWARD TO
  • 00:22:29.504 --> 00:22:32.007
  • IN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • GOD IS PREPARING A PLACEIN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW
  • 00:22:39.781 --> 00:22:42.918
  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN CHRIST.
  • 00:22:42.951 --> 00:22:44.986
  • AND WHEN WE GET THERE,
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:46.455
  • THE JOY THAT WILL BE OURS ISBEYOND OUR WILDEST IMAGINATION.
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  • AS WE CLOSE, LET METHANK YOU FOR INVESTING
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  • IN THIS WORTHWHILE MINISTRY.
  • 00:22:53.829 --> 00:22:55.897
  • YOUR GIFT ACCOMPLISHES FARMORE THAN YOU MIGHT IMAGINE.
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  • WE TAKE YOUR GIFTAND APPLY IT DIRECTLY
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  • TO REACHING MORE PEOPLEWITH THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:23:02.237 --> 00:23:05.273
  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERETHROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • OUR AUDIENCE HAS GROWNLARGER THAN EVER,
  • 00:23:09.444 --> 00:23:11.813
  • THANKS TO THE VOLUNTARYGIFTS FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
  • 00:23:11.847 --> 00:23:15.150
  • AND GOD IS USING YOURPARTNERSHIP TO PIERCE THE
  • 00:23:15.183 --> 00:23:19.721
  • DARKNESS WITH THELIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:19.754 --> 00:23:21.823
  • NOW, PLEASE, STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW.
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  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:23:36.037 --> 00:23:39.274
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE.
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS USTHAT EVERY ONE OF US
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  • IS GOING TO MAKE A TRIP ONEDAY TO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
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  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
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  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • 00:24:43.705 --> 00:24:46.508
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERE,THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
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  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT
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  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESSWITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • 00:24:59.588 --> 00:25:01.690
  • AS IF WE DIDN'T ALREADY HAVEENOUGH TO LOOK FORWARD TO,
  • 00:25:01.723 --> 00:25:05.060
  • THE BIBLE'S DEPICTIONOF OUR HEAVENLY BODY
  • 00:25:05.093 --> 00:25:07.963
  • IS TRULY WONDERFUL.
  • 00:25:07.996 --> 00:25:09.831
  • ALL OF OUR ACHES,PAINS, AND DISEASES,
  • 00:25:09.864 --> 00:25:12.901
  • BOTH IN THE BODY AND INTHE MIND, WILL BE ERASED,
  • 00:25:12.934 --> 00:25:16.504
  • NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:16.538 --> 00:25:18.573
  • PLUS, THE ACTUAL FEATURES OFHEAVEN WILL BE FAR GREATER
  • 00:25:18.607 --> 00:25:22.544
  • THAN ANYTHING WE CAN POSSIBLYIMAGINE HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:25:22.577 --> 00:25:26.948
  • WELL, MANY CHRISTIANSBELIEVE THAT HEAVEN
  • 00:25:26.982 --> 00:25:29.084
  • WILL BE EXACTLY THESAME FOR EVERYONE,
  • 00:25:29.117 --> 00:25:31.720
  • WITH A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS.
  • 00:25:31.753 --> 00:25:33.955
  • BUT AS WE'LL DISCOVER NEXTTIME, THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
  • 00:25:33.989 --> 00:25:36.925
  • IN FACT, THE KIND OF HEAVENWE EXPERIENCE IN THE NEXT LIFE
  • 00:25:36.958 --> 00:25:41.596
  • WILL BE LARGELY DETERMINED
  • 00:25:41.630 --> 00:25:43.031
  • BY HOW WE CONDUCTOURSELVES IN THIS LIFE.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
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  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE,
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  • "WHAT'S SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN,"
  • 00:26:09.157 --> 00:26:11.793
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:26:11.826 --> 00:26:13.294
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:38.953 --> 00:26:42.323
  • THE FACT IS, IF WE HAVE PLACEDOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:26:42.357 --> 00:26:46.061
  • WE ARE ALL GOING TO MAKE IT
  • 00:26:46.094 --> 00:26:47.829
  • INTO THE SPIRITUALEND ZONE, INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:26:47.862 --> 00:26:50.965
  • BUT SOME WILL MAKE IT THEREONLY AFTER SPENDING SOME TIME
  • 00:26:50.999 --> 00:26:55.437
  • RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
  • 00:26:55.470 --> 00:26:59.007
  • SOME WHO MAKE IT INTO HEAVENWILL BE CELEBRATED BY GOD
  • 00:26:59.040 --> 00:27:02.077
  • FOR THE WAY THEYPLAYED THE GAME.
  • 00:27:02.110 --> 00:27:05.413
  • OTHER CHRISTIANS WILLBE EVALUATED BY GOD
  • 00:27:05.447 --> 00:27:08.450
  • FOR HAVING DONELITTLE TO CONTRIBUTE
  • 00:27:08.483 --> 00:27:10.618
  • TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR,AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR PART ONE OF THE MESSAGE,
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  • "WILL HEAVEN BE THESAME FOR EVERYONE?",
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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