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September 11, 2020
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People often wonder; “What will we do in heaven every day for all of eternity?” While we will do many things in heaven; one of the central activities we will engage in is worshipping God worship like you’ve never experienced before!

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Worship Like You've Never Experienced Part 1

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THISIS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME, PASTOR,
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  • IF HEAVEN IS FOREVER,THEN WHAT ARE WE
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  • GOING TO DO ALL OF THAT TIME?
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  • IT'S A FAIR QUESTIONAND I'M HAPPY
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  • TO REPORT THAT THEREWILL BE MANY THINGS
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  • TO DO IN HEAVEN,BUT TODAY, I'M GOING
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  • TO FOCUS ON ONE OF THEMOST CENTRAL ACTIVITIES
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  • THAT WE'LL PARTICIPATE IN.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED WORSHIPLIKE YOU'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] COULD TODAY'SDISTURBING HEADLINES
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  • BE A SIGN THAT WE'RELIVING IN THE END TIMES?
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, THERAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSEXPLAINS WHERE WE ARE
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  • ON GOD'S PROPHETIC TIMELINE
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  • AND ANSWERS YOURDOUBTS AND QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
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  • LEARN WHY YOU CANHAVE HOPE AND PEACE
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  • ABOUT GOD'S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
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  • BY REQUESTING DR.JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • THE RAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY.
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  • A COPY IS YOURS WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • IN STEPHEN COVEY'SRUNAWAY BESTSELLING BOOK,
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  • THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLYEFFECTIVE PEOPLE,
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  • HE HAS A CHART IN THAT BOOK
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  • SHOWING HOW MOST PEOPLESPEND THE BULK OF THEIR TIME
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  • AND THE CHART IS DIVIDEDINTO FOUR QUADRANTS.
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  • IN QUADRANT NUMBER ONE,HE CALLS THESE ACTIVITIES
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  • THAT ARE BOTHIMPORTANT AND URGENT.
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  • LIFE THREATENING CRISES.
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  • DEADLINES AT HOME OR WORK.
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  • THINGS THAT AREIMPORTANT AND URGENT
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  • BUT THEN QUADRANTTWO INCLUDES THINGS
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  • THAT ARE IMPORTANTBUT NOT URGENT.
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  • THINGS LIKE EXERCISING,READING YOUR BIBLE,
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  • DEVELOPING HEALTHYRELATIONSHIPS.
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  • THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS URGENTBUT THEY ARE IMPORTANT.
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  • QUADRANT THREE SHOWS THINGSTHAT AREN'T IMPORTANT
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  • BUT URGENT.
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  • TEXT MESSAGES THAT DEMANDAN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.
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  • MEETINGS TO GO TO AND SO FORTH.
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  • AND THEN QUADRANTFOUR ARE THOSE THINGS
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  • THAT ARE NEITHERIMPORTANT NOR URGENT.
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  • SCROLLING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • WATCHING TELEVISION, EXCEPTPATHWAY TO VICTORY OF COURSE.
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  • OTHER THINGS, BUSY WORK.
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  • THINGS THAT ARE NEITHERIMPORTANT NOR URGENT.
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  • STEPHEN COVEY SAYS WE SPEND MOST
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  • OF OUR TIME IN THREEOF THOSE QUADRANTS
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  • BUT THE ONE AREA OF LIFE WE TEND
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  • TO SPEND VERY LITTLE TIMEIN IS THAT SECOND QUADRANT.
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  • THOSE THINGS THAT AREIMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT.
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  • SOMEBODY HAS SAID THEIMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE
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  • ARE SELDOM URGENT ANDTHE URGENT THINGS IN LIFE
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  • ARE SELDOM IMPORTANT.
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  • HAVE YOU DISCOVERED THAT?
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  • YOU KNOW, AT THE TOP OFTHE LIST OF THOSE THINGS
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  • THAT ARE IMPORTANTBUT NOT URGENT
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  • IS OUR WORSHIP OF GOD.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING THATCRIES OUT TO US EVERYDAY,
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  • WORSHIP, WORSHIP, WORSHIP
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  • AND WE DON'T TEND TO PUTTHAT ON A HIGH PRIORITY LIST
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  • BUT WOULD ANYBODY ARGUETHAT WORSHIP IS UNIMPORTANT?
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, WE'REGOING TO SEE TODAY
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  • WHEN WE GET TOHEAVEN, WE'RE GOING TO
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  • BE DOING A VARIETY OF THINGS.
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  • THERE'S NOT JUST ONETHING WE DO IN HEAVEN.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE DOINGMANY THINGS IN HEAVEN.
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  • NOBODY'S GOING TO BEBORED IN HEAVEN
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH WE'RE GOINGTO DO A VARIETY OF THINGS,
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  • CENTRAL TO EVERYTHINGWE DO IS GOING
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  • TO BE THE WORSHIP OF GOD
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  • AND THAT'S THE SCENETHAT WE SEE PICTURED
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  • IN OUR PASSAGE TODAY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES,I WANT YOU TO TURN
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  • TO REVELATION 4 AS WE
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  • DISCOVER WORSHIP LIKEYOU'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED.
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  • REVELATION 4.
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  • NOW IN OUR STUDY OFREVELATION, WE HAVE COME
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  • TO THE THIRD AND THEFINAL SECTION OF THIS BOOK
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  • AND FAR ABOVE THE MOSTEXTENSIVE SECTION OF THE BOOK.
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  • REMEMBER THE SETTINGFOR THE REVELATION?
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  • JOHN THE APOSTLE HADBEEN EXILED TO PATMOS
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  • BY THE ROMAN GOVERNMENTBECAUSE HE REFUSED
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  • TO ACKNOWLEDGECAESAR AS BEING LORD
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  • AND IT WAS WHILEHE WAS ON PATMOS
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  • THAT ON SUNDAY, THE LORD'S DAY,
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  • JESUS APPEARED TO HIMAND GAVE HIM A VISION
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  • OF WHAT WAS TOCOME IN THE FUTURE
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  • THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY CULMINATE
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  • IN THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IT WAS AN UNVEILING,NOT JUST OF EVENTS
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  • BUT JESUS HIMSELF INHIS GLORIFIED STATE
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  • AND THE PURPOSEOF THIS REVELATION
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  • WAS TO ENCOURAGE JOHN, THEFIRST CENTURY CHRISTIANS
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  • WHO WERE BEINGPERSECUTED AND ALL OF US
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  • UP UNTIL TODAY TO REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • WHY SHOULD WE BEOBEDIENT TO JESUS CHRIST
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  • REGARDLESS OF THE COST?
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  • BECAUSE JESUS CHRISTIS RETURNING ONE DAY.
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  • HE'S RETURNING SOON TOREWARD THE RIGHTEOUS
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  • AND PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
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  • THAT IS THE THEME OF THEBOOK OF THE REVELATION.
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  • THE SOON RETURN OFJESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
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  • AND SO THE LORD APPEARS TO JOHN
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  • AND IN CHAPTER 1:19,
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  • HE SAYS JOHN, WRITEDOWN THREE THINGS.
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  • THE THINGS WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN.
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  • THE THINGS WHICH ARE.
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  • AND THE THINGS WHICHARE YET TO COME
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  • AND THAT'S THETHREEFOLD DIVISION
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  • OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN.
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  • THAT'S CHAPTER ONE.
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  • JOHN SAW JESUS CHRIST,NOT AS THAT BABY
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  • IN BETHLEHEM THATWE'LL CELEBRATE
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  • IN A FEW WEEKS, BUTAS THE KING OF KINGS
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  • AND THE LORD OF LORDS,JESUS IN HIS EXALTED STATE.
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  • SECONDLY, HE SAID WRITEDOWN THE THINGS WHICH ARE.
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  • THAT IS THE CONDITIONOF THE SEVEN CHURCHES
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  • AND WE SAW THAT INREVELATION 2 AND 3.
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  • JESUS IS CAREFULLYINSPECTING NOT ONLY CHURCHES
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  • BUT THE CHRISTIANS WHOMAKE UP THOSE CHURCHES.
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  • HE'S ALWAYS WATCHING,ALWAYS EVALUATING,
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  • AND THEN HE SAID WRITE DOWNTHE THINGS THAT ARE TO COME.
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  • NOW WHEN WE COME TOCHAPTER FOUR OF REVELATION,
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  • THE CHURCH IS IN HEAVEN.
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  • IN CHAPTERS 2 AND3, THE CHURCHES
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  • WERE ON EARTH AND JESUSWAS INSPECTING THEM.
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  • THE CHURCH IS IN HEAVENAND WE SEE THE CHURCH
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  • AROUND THE THRONEOF GOD AND WE SEE
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  • THAT THESE TWO CHAPTERS,CHAPTERS 4 AND 5,
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  • ARE A PRELUDE TO THEGREAT TRIBULATION
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  • THAT'S ABOUT TO BEGIN ON EARTH.
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  • THIS IS A SCENE IN HEAVENOF WHAT THE CHURCH IS DOING
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  • BEFORE THE TRIBULATION BEGINS.
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  • NOW THE QUESTION ISHOW DID THE CHURCH
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  • GET FROM EARTH INTO HEAVEN?
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  • IT'S THROUGH AN EVENTTHAT WE CALL THE RAPTURE
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  • OF THE CHURCH.
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  • NOW PEOPLE SAY WHEREDO YOU FIND THE RAPTURE
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION?
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  • NO, THE WORD RAPTUREIS NOT MENTIONED
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONBUT IT'S MENTIONED ELSEWHERE
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  • AND YES, IT IS TAUGHT ELSEWHERE.
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  • IN FACT, THE ACTUAL WORDRAPTURE IS USED IN THE BIBLE.
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  • DON'T LET PEOPLE TELLYOU OH, THE RAPTURE'S NOT
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  • FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • YES IT IS.
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  • IN 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18,PAUL DESCRIBED IT.
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  • HE SAYS FOR ON THATDAY, THE LORD HIMSELF
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  • WILL DESCEND FROMHEAVEN WITH A SHOUT,
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  • WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL
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  • AND WITH A TRUMPETOF GOD AND THE DEAD
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  • IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST
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  • AND THEN WE WHO AREALIVE AND REMAIN
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  • SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOMEET THE LORD IN THE AIR.
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  • THUS WE SHALL ALWAYSBE WITH THE LORD.
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  • THAT PHRASE CAUGHT UP,HARPAZO IN GREEK,
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  • IS THE WORD RAPTUREIN LATIN AND WE'VE
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  • TRANSLITERATED IT INTO ENGLISH.
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  • THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS WE'REGOING TO BE IN HEAVEN
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  • WHEN THE TRIBULATION TAKES PLACE
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  • AND THAT'S VERY CLEAR INCHAPTERS 4 AND 5.
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  • THE CHURCH, AS WE'REGOING TO SEE IN A MOMENT,
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  • IS IN HEAVEN PRAISING GODBEFORE THE TRIBULATION
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  • BEGINS ON EARTH IN CHAPTER 6.
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  • NOW PASTOR, WHY DO YOU BELIEVE
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  • AND TEACH SO STRONGLY ABOUTA PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE?
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  • WHY ARE YOU SO CERTAINTHAT THE CHURCH
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  • WILL NOT BE ON EARTHDURING THE OUTPOURING
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  • OF GOD'S JUDGMENTS ON THE EARTH?
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  • LET ME SHARE WITH YOUTHREE REASONS FOR THAT.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THEPROMISE OF GOD.
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  • THE PROMISE OF GOD.
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  • ONE THING THAT IS TRUETHROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE
  • 00:08:56.058 --> 00:08:58.527
  • IS THAT BELIEVERSHAVE NOT BEEN EXEMPTED
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  • FROM PERSECUTION ORPROBLEM OR EVEN TRIBULATION
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  • BUT WE HAVE BEEN EXEMPTEDFROM EXPERIENCING THE WRATH,
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  • THE JUDGMENT OF GOD.
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  • NOAH AND HIS FAMILY WEREEXEMPT FROM THE FLOOD.
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  • THEY WERE EXEMPT FROMGOD POURING OUT HIS WRATH
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  • UPON THE EARTH.
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  • LOT AND HIS FAMILY, ASUNGODLY AS THEY WERE,
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  • THEY WERE NEVERTHELESSSPARED THE JUDGMENT
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  • OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH ANDSO IT WILL BE FOR BELIEVERS.
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  • WE DO NOT HAVE TOFEAR THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • 1 THESSALONIANS 1:10.
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  • PAUL WRITES WAIT FORHIS SON FROM HEAVEN
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  • WHOM HE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • THAT IS JESUS WHODELIVERS US FROM THE WRATH
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  • THAT IS TO COME.OR 1 THESSALONIANS 5 :9.
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  • FOR GOD HAS NOTDESTINED US FOR WRATH
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  • BUT FOR OBTAINING SALVATIONTHROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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  • DO YOU REMEMBER INREVELATION 3:10?
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  • JESUS WAS GIVING A MESSAGETO THE CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA
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  • BUT IT'S VERY CLEARTHAT HE FAST FORWARDS
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  • PAST PHILADELPHIA TOANOTHER AGE IN THE FUTURE,
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  • ANOTHER TIME, AND HEMAKES THIS PROMISE.
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  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE KEPT THEWORD OF MY PERSEVERANCE,
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  • I WILL KEEP YOU FROMTHE HOUR OF TESTING,
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  • THAT HOUR WHICH IS ABOUT TOCOME UPON THE WHOLE WORLD.
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  • THIS WASN'T JUST ANEMPIRE-WIDE TESTING.
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  • IT WAS A TESTINGON THE WHOLE WORLD
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  • TO TEST THOSE WHODWELL ON THE EARTH.
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  • JESUS WAS SAYING THEREIS A GROUP OF CHRISTIANS
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  • WHO WILL BE PROTECTED.THEY WILL BE DELIVERED.
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  • EK , THE GREEK WORDMEANS OUT OF, FROM,
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  • THE WORLDWIDE TESTINGTHAT IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:10:43.833 --> 00:10:47.536
  • THE PROMISE OF GODIS THAT WE DO NOT
  • 00:10:47.570 --> 00:10:50.139
  • HAVE TO FEAR THE WRATH OF GOD.
  • 00:10:50.172 --> 00:10:53.476
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE'REEXEMPT FROM SUFFERING.
  • 00:10:53.509 --> 00:10:55.978
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE EXEMPT
  • 00:10:56.011 --> 00:10:57.680
  • FROM EXPERIENCING MAN'SPERSECUTION AGAINST MAN
  • 00:10:57.713 --> 00:11:00.850
  • BUT WE NEVER HAVE TOFEAR THE WRATH OF GOD.
  • 00:11:00.883 --> 00:11:04.253
  • THE SECOND REASON I BELIEVEIN THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE
  • 00:11:04.286 --> 00:11:07.556
  • IS THE ABSENCE OF THE CHURCHIN REVELATION 6 THROUGH 18.
  • 00:11:07.590 --> 00:11:13.729
  • IT'S INTERESTING TO METHAT IN CHAPTERS 2
  • 00:11:13.763 --> 00:11:15.164
  • AND 3, YOU SEE THECHURCH VERY PRESENT ON EARTH
  • 00:11:15.197 --> 00:11:18.067
  • AND JESUS IS TALKINGTO THE CHURCHES.
  • 00:11:18.100 --> 00:11:20.970
  • WHEN YOU GET TO CHAPTER19 AND THE RETURN
  • 00:11:21.003 --> 00:11:24.206
  • OF JESUS CHRIST, ICAN'T WAIT FOR THAT
  • 00:11:24.240 --> 00:11:26.642
  • AND IT'S GOING TO BE A GREATDAY WHEN CHRIST RETURNS,
  • 00:11:26.675 --> 00:11:29.545
  • THAT'S CHAPTER 19, BUTIN BETWEEN THAT TIME
  • 00:11:29.578 --> 00:11:33.182
  • FROM CHAPTERS 6 THROUGH 18
  • 00:11:33.215 --> 00:11:35.651
  • THAT DEAL WITH THEGREAT TRIBULATION,
  • 00:11:35.684 --> 00:11:37.686
  • YOU DON'T FIND THE CHURCHMENTIONED ONE TIME.
  • 00:11:37.720 --> 00:11:40.589
  • WHY IS IT THROUGH ALL OFTHOSE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS
  • 00:11:40.623 --> 00:11:43.626
  • OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH,
  • 00:11:43.659 --> 00:11:45.361
  • THERE IS NOT ONEMENTION OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:11:45.394 --> 00:11:47.329
  • IN CHAPTER 6 THROUGH 18?
  • 00:11:47.363 --> 00:11:49.064
  • IT'S BECAUSE THECHURCH ISN'T HERE.
  • 00:11:49.098 --> 00:11:50.766
  • THE CHURCH IS INHEAVEN WITH GOD.
  • 00:11:50.800 --> 00:11:53.035
  • THAT IS THE PROMISE OF GOD.
  • 00:11:53.068 --> 00:11:54.937
  • THERE IS NO CHURCH ON EARTHIN REVELATION 6 THROUGH 18
  • 00:11:54.970 --> 00:11:58.741
  • AND FINALLY, THE REASON IBELIEVE IN THE PRE-TRIBULATION
  • 00:11:58.774 --> 00:12:02.344
  • IS THE, RAPTURE, ISBECAUSE OF THE PURPOSE
  • 00:12:02.378 --> 00:12:06.649
  • OF THE TRIBULATION ITSELF.
  • 00:12:06.682 --> 00:12:09.084
  • WHY IS IT THAT FORTHE FINAL SEVEN YEARS
  • 00:12:09.118 --> 00:12:12.221
  • OF EARTH'S HISTORY, GODIS POURING OUT HIS WRATH
  • 00:12:12.254 --> 00:12:15.724
  • UPON THE EARTH?
  • 00:12:15.758 --> 00:12:17.459
  • THERE ARE TWO REASONS FOR IT.
  • 00:12:17.493 --> 00:12:19.328
  • NUMBER ONE IS FOR THESALVATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:19.361 --> 00:12:22.865
  • DANIEL 9 TALKS ABOUTTHIS FINAL WEEK
  • 00:12:22.898 --> 00:12:26.035
  • OF YEARS, THE SEVEN YEARS,AS DANIEL'S 70TH WEEK
  • 00:12:26.068 --> 00:12:30.072
  • TO GIVE ISRAEL ONELAST CHANCE TO RESPOND.
  • 00:12:30.105 --> 00:12:33.909
  • GOD IS NOT WILLINGFOR ANY TO PERISH
  • 00:12:33.943 --> 00:12:36.045
  • BUT FOR ALL TO COME TO AKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
  • 00:12:36.078 --> 00:12:38.781
  • IT'S AN ACT OF GOD'S MERCY TOMOTIVATE THEM TO REPENTANCE.
  • 00:12:38.814 --> 00:12:43.052
  • THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:43.085 --> 00:12:44.420
  • SECONDLY, THE TRIBULATION SERVES
  • 00:12:44.453 --> 00:12:48.057
  • FOR THE CONDEMNATIONOF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:12:48.090 --> 00:12:50.492
  • GOD IS GOING TO POUR OUTHIS WRATH ON UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:12:50.526 --> 00:12:54.530
  • AND THE TRIBULATION ISTHE TIME THAT THAT HAPPENS
  • 00:12:54.563 --> 00:12:57.266
  • ON EARTH BEFORE ANETERNITY IN HELL.
  • 00:12:57.299 --> 00:13:00.269
  • NOW THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:13:00.302 --> 00:13:01.470
  • THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:13:01.503 --> 00:13:04.773
  • THE CONDEMNATION OF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:13:04.807 --> 00:13:07.243
  • NEITHER OF THOSEPURPOSES FITS THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:07.276 --> 00:13:10.679
  • WE DON'T NEED TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:13:10.713 --> 00:13:12.448
  • WE'VE ALREADY BEEN SAVED.
  • 00:13:12.481 --> 00:13:14.617
  • SECONDLY, WE DON'T NEED TOFEAR THE CONDEMNATION OF GOD
  • 00:13:14.650 --> 00:13:18.420
  • BECAUSE THECONDEMNATION WE DESERVED
  • 00:13:18.454 --> 00:13:21.123
  • WAS POURED OUT ON JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:13:21.156 --> 00:13:23.792
  • THAT'S WHY THAT HYMN WESUNG JUST A MOMENT AGO,
  • 00:13:23.826 --> 00:13:26.929
  • FOR ON THAT CROSSWHERE JESUS DIED,
  • 00:13:26.962 --> 00:13:30.399
  • THE WRATH OF GOD WAS SATISFIED.
  • 00:13:30.432 --> 00:13:34.436
  • THE GREAT PROMISE OF SCRIPTUREIN ROMANS 8:1 IS THIS.
  • 00:13:34.470 --> 00:13:37.907
  • THERE IS NOW THEREFORENO CONDEMNATION
  • 00:13:37.940 --> 00:13:41.543
  • AWAITING THOSE WHOBELONG TO CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:13:41.577 --> 00:13:44.747
  • IF I HAVE TO FEAR SOMEFUTURE PUNISHMENT OF GOD
  • 00:13:44.780 --> 00:13:48.117
  • THEN THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:50.085
  • WAS ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS.
  • 00:13:50.119 --> 00:13:52.688
  • BUT IT WASN'T WORTHLESS.
  • 00:13:52.721 --> 00:13:54.323
  • JESUS ABSORBED IN SOMEINEXPLICABLE WAY THE PUNISHMENT
  • 00:13:54.356 --> 00:13:58.460
  • THAT YOU AND IDESERVE AND THAT'S
  • 00:13:58.494 --> 00:14:01.130
  • WHY I BELIEVE IN APRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE.
  • 00:14:01.163 --> 00:14:06.201
  • THAT'S JUST THEWARM-UP FOR THE SERMON.
  • 00:14:06.235 --> 00:14:08.804
  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
  • 00:14:08.837 --> 00:14:10.906
  • NOW LET'S GET TO THETEXT AT VERSE 1.
  • 00:14:10.940 --> 00:14:14.209
  • AFTER THESE THINGSI LOOKED AND BEHOLD,
  • 00:14:14.243 --> 00:14:16.445
  • A DOOR STANDING OPEN IN HEAVEN
  • 00:14:16.478 --> 00:14:20.382
  • AND IT SAYS AND THEFIRST VOICE THAT I HEARD
  • 00:14:20.416 --> 00:14:23.085
  • LIKE THE SOUND OF ATRUMPET SPEAKING TO ME
  • 00:14:23.118 --> 00:14:25.554
  • SAID COME UP HEREAND I WILL SHOW YOU
  • 00:14:25.587 --> 00:14:29.825
  • WHAT MUST TAKE PLACEAFTER THESE THINGS.
  • 00:14:29.858 --> 00:14:34.496
  • JESUS SAID I'M GOING TO GIVEYOU A SNEAK PREVIEW, JOHN,
  • 00:14:34.530 --> 00:14:38.600
  • OF THE THINGS WHICH MUST,DEI , D-E-I IN GREEK,
  • 00:14:38.634 --> 00:14:43.072
  • THE THINGS THATHAVE TO TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:14:43.105 --> 00:14:46.041
  • NOTICE ABOUT THEEND TIME EVENTS,
  • 00:14:46.075 --> 00:14:48.043
  • JESUS DOESN'T SAYTHESE ARE THINGS
  • 00:14:48.077 --> 00:14:49.745
  • THAT COULD TAKE PLACEOR MIGHT TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:14:49.778 --> 00:14:53.549
  • THESE ARE THINGS THATHAVE BEEN ORDAINED BY GOD.
  • 00:14:53.582 --> 00:14:57.086
  • THEY MUST TAKE PLACE ANDTHEY ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE
  • 00:14:57.119 --> 00:15:00.522
  • TO BRING ABOUT THERETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:00.556 --> 00:15:03.158
  • JOHN SAYS IMMEDIATELYI WAS IN THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:15:03.192 --> 00:15:06.462
  • WE DON'T KNOW IFJOHN WAS LITERALLY
  • 00:15:06.495 --> 00:15:08.797
  • CAUGHT UP INTOHEAVEN OR HIS SPIRIT
  • 00:15:08.831 --> 00:15:10.499
  • WAS CAUGHT UP INTO HEAVEN BUT HE
  • 00:15:10.532 --> 00:15:12.234
  • SAID AND BEHOLD, I SAW A THRONE
  • 00:15:12.267 --> 00:15:15.904
  • THAT WAS STANDINGIN HEAVEN AND ONE
  • 00:15:15.938 --> 00:15:18.640
  • SITTING ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:15:18.674 --> 00:15:21.710
  • HE SAW A THRONE, ALARGE THRONE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:15:21.744 --> 00:15:25.014
  • AND HE SAW ONE WHO IS STANDINGOR SITTING ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:15:25.047 --> 00:15:29.385
  • WHO IS THAT ONESITTING ON THE THRONE?
  • 00:15:29.418 --> 00:15:32.688
  • IT'S VERY CLEAR THATIT IS GOD THE FATHER.
  • 00:15:32.721 --> 00:15:36.892
  • HOW DO I KNOW IT'S GOD THEFATHER AND NOT JESUS THE SON?
  • 00:15:36.925 --> 00:15:39.962
  • BECAUSE NEXT TIME, WHENWE GET TO CHAPTER 5,
  • 00:15:39.995 --> 00:15:43.065
  • WE'RE GOING TO SEEJESUS THE SON PICTURED
  • 00:15:43.098 --> 00:15:47.102
  • AS THE LION AND THELAMB WHO RECEIVES
  • 00:15:47.136 --> 00:15:50.272
  • FROM THE ONE SITTING ON THETHRONE THE SEVEN SEALED BOOK
  • 00:15:50.305 --> 00:15:53.942
  • AND SO THIS IS OBVIOUSLYGOD THE FATHER,
  • 00:15:53.976 --> 00:15:57.079
  • THE ONE WHO ISSITTING ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:15:57.112 --> 00:15:59.081
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO NOTICETHREE SPECIFIC THINGS
  • 00:15:59.114 --> 00:16:01.617
  • THAT JOHN WITNESSED IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:01.650 --> 00:16:04.286
  • FIRST OF ALL, NOTICETHE DESCRIPTION OF GOD,
  • 00:16:04.319 --> 00:16:07.523
  • THE MANIFESTATION OFGOD IN VERSE 3.
  • 00:16:07.556 --> 00:16:10.826
  • AND HE WHO WAS SITTINGWAS LIKE A JASPER STONE
  • 00:16:10.859 --> 00:16:15.664
  • AND A SARDIUSSTONE IN APPEARANCE
  • 00:16:15.697 --> 00:16:17.666
  • AND THERE WAS RAINBOWAROUND THE THRONE
  • 00:16:17.699 --> 00:16:19.735
  • LIKE AN EMERALD IN APPEARANCE.
  • 00:16:19.768 --> 00:16:21.537
  • WHY DOES JOHN SAYIT WAS LIKE THIS?
  • 00:16:21.570 --> 00:16:24.106
  • IT'S A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER.
  • 00:16:24.139 --> 00:16:26.175
  • NOBODY'S EVER SEEN GOD.
  • 00:16:26.208 --> 00:16:29.044
  • AND NOBODY HAS EVERBEEN ABLE TO WITNESS GOD
  • 00:16:29.078 --> 00:16:32.347
  • AND NOBODY EVER WILLBE WITHOUT DYING.
  • 00:16:32.381 --> 00:16:34.683
  • NO MAN HAS SEEN GODEXCEPT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:34.716 --> 00:16:39.688
  • IN JOHN 6:46, JESUS SAID NOTTHAT ANYONE HAS SEEN THE FATHER
  • 00:16:39.721 --> 00:16:45.561
  • EXCEPT THE ONE WHO IS FROM GOD.
  • 00:16:45.594 --> 00:16:48.397
  • IN COLOSSIANS 1:15,PAUL IS WRITING
  • 00:16:48.430 --> 00:16:51.033
  • ABOUT JESUS CHRIST ANDSAYS HE IS THE IMAGE
  • 00:16:51.066 --> 00:16:54.470
  • OF THE INVISIBLE GOD.
  • 00:16:54.503 --> 00:16:59.041
  • WHY HAS NO ONE SEEN GOD?
  • 00:16:59.074 --> 00:17:00.242
  • BECAUSE GOD IS INVISIBLE.
  • 00:17:00.275 --> 00:17:01.710
  • DOESN'T MEAN HE'S NOT REAL
  • 00:17:01.743 --> 00:17:03.145
  • BUT IT MEANS HE IS INVISIBLE.
  • 00:17:03.178 --> 00:17:05.280
  • AT MOST, PEOPLE ON EARTH HAVESEEN THE MANIFESTATION OF GOD.
  • 00:17:05.314 --> 00:17:09.918
  • MOSES SAW THE TRAILINGEDGE OF GOD'S GLORY
  • 00:17:09.952 --> 00:17:13.355
  • WHEN GOD PLACED MOSES INTHE CLEFT OF THE ROCK.
  • 00:17:13.388 --> 00:17:17.292
  • WHAT JOHN SAW, THE BESTHE COULD DESCRIBE IT
  • 00:17:17.326 --> 00:17:20.329
  • IS AS LIGHT EMANATINGFROM THE THRONE.
  • 00:17:20.362 --> 00:17:23.765
  • IN FACT, THAT IS A COMMONDESCRIPTION OF GOD THE FATHER,
  • 00:17:23.799 --> 00:17:26.869
  • AS INDESCRIBABLE LIGHT.
  • 00:17:26.902 --> 00:17:29.705
  • IN PSALM 104:2,DAVID SAID
  • 00:17:29.738 --> 00:17:32.941
  • THAT GOD THE FATHERCOVERED HIMSELF WITH LIGHT
  • 00:17:32.975 --> 00:17:36.311
  • AS WITH A CLOAK.
  • 00:17:36.345 --> 00:17:38.514
  • PAUL, WRITING ABOUT GOD,SAYS IN 1 TIMOTHY 6:16,
  • 00:17:38.547 --> 00:17:43.185
  • HE ALONE POSSESSES IMMORTALITY
  • 00:17:43.218 --> 00:17:46.121
  • AND DWELLS INUNAPPROACHABLE LIGHT
  • 00:17:46.155 --> 00:17:50.225
  • WHOM NO MAN HAS SEEN OR CAN SEE.
  • 00:17:50.259 --> 00:17:54.196
  • JOHN DESCRIBED THISLIGHT AS THE REFLECTION
  • 00:17:54.229 --> 00:17:57.966
  • OF THREE BRILLIANTAND COSTLY GEMSTONES.
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:18:02.638
  • THESE THREE STONESARE SIGNIFICANT
  • 00:18:02.671 --> 00:18:04.640
  • BECAUSE THEY APPEAREDIN THE BREASTPLATE
  • 00:18:04.673 --> 00:18:06.775
  • OF THE HIGH PRIEST,AND NOT ONLY THAT,
  • 00:18:06.808 --> 00:18:09.478
  • IN REVELATION 21:19,THEY'RE DESCRIBED
  • 00:18:09.511 --> 00:18:13.282
  • AS SOME OF THE FOUNDATIONSTONES OF THE NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 00:18:13.315 --> 00:18:17.753
  • LOOK AT THEM WITH ME QUICKLY.
  • 00:18:17.786 --> 00:18:18.987
  • HE SAYS FIRST OF ALL, ISAW A JASPER, AS LIGHT
  • 00:18:19.021 --> 00:18:21.790
  • FROM A JASPER STONE.
  • 00:18:21.823 --> 00:18:23.692
  • THAT WAS PROBABLYA DIAMOND, RELATING
  • 00:18:23.725 --> 00:18:26.428
  • TO GOD'S HOLINESS AND PURITY.
  • 00:18:26.461 --> 00:18:28.697
  • AND THEN HE TALKS ABOUTTHE SARDIUS STONE.
  • 00:18:28.730 --> 00:18:31.533
  • THAT WAS A BLOOD REDSTONE THAT WAS FOUND
  • 00:18:31.567 --> 00:18:35.037
  • IN THE CITY OF SARDIS ANDPROBABLY REPRESENTATION
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:38.640
  • OF GOD'S JUSTICE AND WRATH.
  • 00:18:38.674 --> 00:18:40.976
  • AND THEN NOTICE THIRDLY,JOHN SAYS HE SAW A RAINBOW
  • 00:18:41.009 --> 00:18:44.479
  • AROUND THE THRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:44.513 --> 00:18:46.815
  • THE RAINBOWS WE SEE TODAY AREMULTICOLORED, AREN'T THEY?
  • 00:18:46.848 --> 00:18:51.119
  • BUT THIS HAD A SINGLE COLOR.
  • 00:18:51.153 --> 00:18:52.888
  • IT WAS EMERALD, IT WAS GREEN.
  • 00:18:52.921 --> 00:18:55.724
  • PROBABLY A REPRESENTATIONOF GOD'S MERCY.
  • 00:18:55.757 --> 00:19:00.062
  • THE LATE WARRENWIERSBE OBSERVED,
  • 00:19:00.095 --> 00:19:02.164
  • USUALLY A RAINBOW APPEARS WHEN?
  • 00:19:02.197 --> 00:19:05.467
  • AFTER THE STORM.
  • 00:19:05.500 --> 00:19:07.502
  • THIS RAINBOW APPEARS BEFORETHE STORM OF THE TRIBULATION
  • 00:19:07.536 --> 00:19:11.573
  • THAT IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:19:11.607 --> 00:19:13.842
  • IT IS A REMINDER THAT EVEN
  • 00:19:13.875 --> 00:19:15.444
  • DURING THESE AWFULNEXT SEVEN YEARS
  • 00:19:15.477 --> 00:19:17.846
  • OF GOD'S JUDGMENT,YOU SEE GOD'S MERCY.
  • 00:19:17.879 --> 00:19:20.983
  • EVEN IN THE MIDST OF JUDGMENT.
  • 00:19:21.016 --> 00:19:22.484
  • JESUS TALKED ABOUTTHAT IN MATTHEW 24:22.
  • 00:19:22.517 --> 00:19:25.087
  • HE SAID UNLESS THOSEDAYS OF THE TRIBULATION
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:27.422
  • HAD BEEN CUT SHORT, NOLIFE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED
  • 00:19:27.456 --> 00:19:30.792
  • BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT,
  • 00:19:30.826 --> 00:19:32.427
  • THOSE DAYS WILL BE CUT SHORT.
  • 00:19:32.461 --> 00:19:35.397
  • NOW NOTICE IN ADDITION TOTHE DESCRIPTION OF GOD,
  • 00:19:35.430 --> 00:19:38.367
  • THE WORSHIPERS OF GODAROUND THAT THRONE
  • 00:19:38.400 --> 00:19:41.370
  • AND THERE ARE THREETHAT ARE MENTIONED.
  • 00:19:41.403 --> 00:19:43.338
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE 24 ELDERS.
  • 00:19:43.372 --> 00:19:45.641
  • VERSE 4, ANDAROUND THE THRONE
  • 00:19:45.674 --> 00:19:48.043
  • WERE 24 THRONES ANDUPON THOSE THRONES,
  • 00:19:48.076 --> 00:19:51.980
  • I SAW 24 ELDERS SITTINGCLOTHED IN WHITE GARMENTS
  • 00:19:52.014 --> 00:19:56.685
  • AND GOLDEN CROWNSON THEIR HEADS.
  • 00:19:56.718 --> 00:19:59.721
  • NOW WHO ARE THESE 24 ELDERS?
  • 00:19:59.755 --> 00:20:01.623
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY OH,IT'S THE ANGELS.
  • 00:20:01.657 --> 00:20:04.426
  • NO, ANGELS ARE NEVERNUMBERED IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:20:04.459 --> 00:20:07.663
  • AS WE'LL SEE NEXTTIME, IT SAYS MYRIAD
  • 00:20:07.696 --> 00:20:09.965
  • UPON MYRIAD OF ANGELS,IT'S AN INCALCULABLE NUMBER
  • 00:20:09.998 --> 00:20:13.602
  • OF ANGELS BUT THEY'RE NEVERSPECIFICALLY NUMBERED LIKE THIS.
  • 00:20:13.635 --> 00:20:17.839
  • OTHER PEOPLE SAY THISREPRESENTS THE CHURCH.
  • 00:20:17.873 --> 00:20:21.143
  • THAT UNIQUE GROUP OFBELIEVERS WHO WERE SAVED
  • 00:20:21.176 --> 00:20:25.113
  • BETWEEN THE TIME OFPENTECOST AND THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:20:25.147 --> 00:20:27.683
  • THE CHURCH, THE BRIDEOF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:27.716 --> 00:20:31.019
  • THAT'S A POSSIBILITY.
  • 00:20:31.053 --> 00:20:32.654
  • OTHER PEOPLE SAY NO,IT'S NOT JUST THE CHURCH.
  • 00:20:32.688 --> 00:20:35.691
  • IT'S ALL OF GOD'S REDEEMED.
  • 00:20:35.724 --> 00:20:38.327
  • YOU HAVE THE 12 APOSTLESREPRESENTING THE CHURCH
  • 00:20:38.360 --> 00:20:41.997
  • AND THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAELREPRESENTING ELECT ISRAEL
  • 00:20:42.030 --> 00:20:46.668
  • AND THIS IS A PICTUREOF ALL OF THE REDEEMED
  • 00:20:46.702 --> 00:20:49.971
  • AND THAT'S A VERY REALPOSSIBILITY AS WELL.
  • 00:20:50.005 --> 00:20:52.908
  • WHAT IS VERY CLEAR ISTHESE ARE NOT ANGELS.
  • 00:20:52.941 --> 00:20:55.911
  • THIS IS THE GROUPOF GOD'S REDEEMED,
  • 00:20:55.944 --> 00:20:59.147
  • THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WASHEDCLEAN BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:20:59.181 --> 00:21:02.484
  • THAT'S WHY YOU FIND THEWORD WHITE GARMENTS.
  • 00:21:02.517 --> 00:21:04.619
  • THESE ARE THOSE WHO'VEEXPERIENCED SALVATION.
  • 00:21:04.653 --> 00:21:07.689
  • THE ANGELS HAVE NEVEREXPERIENCED SALVATION.
  • 00:21:07.723 --> 00:21:11.460
  • THEY LONG TO UNDERSTAND HOW GOD
  • 00:21:11.493 --> 00:21:14.429
  • COULD SAVE FALLEN HUMANKIND.
  • 00:21:14.463 --> 00:21:17.032
  • THAT'S WHY, AND WE'LL TALKABOUT THIS MORE THE NEXT TIME,
  • 00:21:17.065 --> 00:21:19.801
  • YOU NEVER FIND THE ANGELSSINGING ANYWHERE IN SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:21:19.835 --> 00:21:24.639
  • ANGELS DON'T SING.
  • 00:21:24.673 --> 00:21:27.743
  • IT'S THE REDEEMED WHO SING.
  • 00:21:27.776 --> 00:21:29.277
  • THE ANGELS SAY.
  • 00:21:29.311 --> 00:21:30.979
  • YOU'LL FIND WHATTHEY SAY IN SCRIPTURE
  • 00:21:31.012 --> 00:21:33.181
  • BUT IT'S ONLY THEREDEEMED WHO SING
  • 00:21:33.215 --> 00:21:36.651
  • AND THEY'RE DOING SODRESSED IN WHITE GARMENTS
  • 00:21:36.685 --> 00:21:39.454
  • AND THEIR GOLDEN CROWNS,THOSE ARE THE VICTOR CROWNS,
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  • THE STEPHANOS ,REPRESENTING THE REWARDS
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  • WE RECEIVE IN HEAVEN.
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  • THAT MEANS BY THE TIMEWE GET TO CHAPTER FOUR,
  • 00:21:47.095 --> 00:21:50.065
  • THE CHURCH HAS NOTONLY BEEN RAPTURED,
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  • THE BEMA SEAT,
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  • THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRISTHAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
  • 00:21:53.535 --> 00:21:55.637
  • THE CHURCH HAS BEENREDEEMED AND REWARDED.
  • 00:21:55.670 --> 00:21:59.574
  • WHY 24?
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  • REMEMBER THAT IN DAVID'S TIME,
  • 00:22:01.076 --> 00:22:02.778
  • THERE WERE SO MANY PRIESTSTHAT NOT EVERY PRIEST
  • 00:22:02.811 --> 00:22:05.247
  • COULD SERVE AT THE SAME TIME
  • 00:22:05.280 --> 00:22:06.748
  • AND SO THEY DID SOIN GROUPS OF 24,
  • 00:22:06.782 --> 00:22:09.518
  • SPENT CERTAIN TIME IN THETEMPLE PERFORMING THEIR SERVICE.
  • 00:22:09.551 --> 00:22:13.622
  • THESE 24 ELDERSARE REPRESENTATIVE
  • 00:22:13.655 --> 00:22:16.124
  • OF ALL OF GOD'S REDEEMEDWHO WILL BE STANDING
  • 00:22:16.158 --> 00:22:18.860
  • BEFORE THE THRONE.
  • 00:22:18.894 --> 00:22:20.362
  • SECONDLY, HE SAW THESEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD
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  • AND FROM THE THRONEPERCEIVED FLASHES
  • 00:22:22.864 --> 00:22:25.667
  • OF LIGHTNING AND SOUNDSAND PEALS OF THUNDER.
  • 00:22:25.700 --> 00:22:28.937
  • WHEN DO YOU SEE LIGHTNING?
  • 00:22:28.970 --> 00:22:31.573
  • YOU SEE IT RIGHT BEFOREA STORM, DON'T YOU?
  • 00:22:31.606 --> 00:22:33.575
  • IT'S A SIGNAL THATA STORM IS COMING.
  • 00:22:33.608 --> 00:22:35.844
  • THIS IS A SIGNAL THATTHE TRIBULATION STORM
  • 00:22:35.877 --> 00:22:38.880
  • IS ABOUT TO COME.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • IMAGINE HOW MAGNIFICENTTHAT DAY WILL BE
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  • WHEN WE CAN JOINTHE HEAVENLY CHOIR
  • 00:22:49.458 --> 00:22:51.426
  • IN WORSHIPING OUR GREAT GOD.
  • 00:22:51.460 --> 00:22:54.463
  • BEFORE OUR TIME IS UPTODAY, LET ME THANK YOU
  • 00:22:54.496 --> 00:22:56.698
  • FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORTOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:56.731 --> 00:23:00.135
  • 2020 HAS BEEN A YEARFILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY
  • 00:23:00.168 --> 00:23:04.139
  • AND YET I BELIEVE MOREPEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
  • 00:23:04.172 --> 00:23:06.575
  • IN RECENT HISTORYARE OPEN TO HEARING
  • 00:23:06.608 --> 00:23:09.377
  • AND RECEIVING THE GOODNEWS OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:23:09.411 --> 00:23:13.081
  • SO THANK YOU FORPARTNERING WITH US
  • 00:23:13.114 --> 00:23:15.116
  • IN BROADCASTING GOD'STRUTH FAR AND WIDE
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:18.587
  • ACROSS OUR COUNTRYAND AROUND OUR WORLD.
  • 00:23:18.620 --> 00:23:21.890
  • TOGETHER WE AREPIERCING THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:21.923 --> 00:23:24.726
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:26.862 --> 00:23:28.029
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MOREPATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:28.063 --> 00:23:30.432
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:30.465 --> 00:23:35.737
  • [NARRATOR] IN LIGHTOF CURRENT EVENTS,
  • 00:23:35.770 --> 00:23:37.072
  • YOU CAN'T HELP BUTWONDER IF WE'RE LIVING
  • 00:23:37.105 --> 00:23:39.140
  • IN THE END TIMES.
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  • [ROBERT] ONE DAY THEBIBLE SAYS THE TRUMPET
  • 00:23:41.076 --> 00:23:43.345
  • IS GOING TO SOUND.
  • 00:23:43.378 --> 00:23:45.380
  • THE HEAVENS ARE GOING TO PART.
  • 00:23:45.413 --> 00:23:47.516
  • SHOULD THAT EFFECTHOW WE LIVE TODAY?
  • 00:23:47.549 --> 00:23:50.418
  • [NARRATOR] DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS EXPLAINS
  • 00:23:50.452 --> 00:23:52.053
  • WHERE WE ARE ON GOD'SPROPHETIC TIMELINE
  • 00:23:52.087 --> 00:23:54.356
  • AND WHY CHRISTIANS DON'TNEED TO FEAR THE END
  • 00:23:54.389 --> 00:23:57.092
  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, THERAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY.
  • 00:23:57.125 --> 00:24:01.096
  • JESUS CHRIST COULD USHER INTHE END TIMES TRIBULATION
  • 00:24:01.129 --> 00:24:04.766
  • AT ANY MOMENT ANDFACING THIS TRUTH
  • 00:24:04.799 --> 00:24:07.369
  • WILL HAVE A PROFOUNDIMPACT ON THE WAY YOU
  • 00:24:07.402 --> 00:24:10.238
  • AND I LIVE TODAY.
  • 00:24:10.272 --> 00:24:12.173
  • A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'SBOOK ON THE RAPTURE
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  • IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY,AND WHEN YOUR GIFT
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  • IS 100 DOLLARS ORMORE, YOU'LL ALSO
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  • RECEIVE DR. JEFFRESS'S SERIESON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • FINAL CONQUEST, ONBOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT.
  • 00:24:28.089 --> 00:24:29.624
  • THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:24:29.658 --> 00:24:30.759
  • THERE ARE NOPROPHECIES THAT HAVE
  • 00:24:30.792 --> 00:24:32.027
  • TO BE FULFILLED FOR THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:24:32.060 --> 00:24:33.728
  • IT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE WECONCLUDE THE SERVICE TODAY.
  • 00:24:33.762 --> 00:24:37.332
  • [NARRATOR] THANKYOU FOR PARTNERING
  • 00:24:37.365 --> 00:24:38.567
  • WITH PATHWAY TO VICTORYTO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS
  • 00:24:38.600 --> 00:24:40.869
  • OF THE GOSPEL AT A TIME WHENOUR WORLD NEEDS IT MOST.
  • 00:24:40.902 --> 00:24:44.205
  • IN THESE DAYS OFANXIETY AND STRIFE,
  • 00:24:44.239 --> 00:24:46.541
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY ISREACHING MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:24:46.575 --> 00:24:48.777
  • THAN EVER BEFORE WITH THEBOLD TEACHING OF GOD'S TRUTH
  • 00:24:48.810 --> 00:24:52.147
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLYTO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:24:52.180 --> 00:24:54.883
  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,PLEASE REQUEST YOUR COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEWBOOK AND TEACHING SERIES.
  • 00:24:57.819 --> 00:25:04.192
  • THIS GLIMPSE INTOGOD'S THRONE ROOM
  • 00:25:04.225 --> 00:25:06.561
  • IS BOTH AWE INSPIRINGAND FEAR INDUCING.
  • 00:25:06.595 --> 00:25:10.298
  • WHAT JOHN WITNESSED ANDTHEN RECORDED IN SCRIPTURE
  • 00:25:10.332 --> 00:25:13.201
  • CLEARLY SHOWS THAT WESERVE A MIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:25:13.234 --> 00:25:17.305
  • HE IS WORTHY OF OURWORSHIP FOREVER.
  • 00:25:17.339 --> 00:25:20.742
  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'LL CONTINUETO DECIPHER THE SYMBOLISM
  • 00:25:20.775 --> 00:25:24.079
  • FOUND IN REVELATION 4
  • 00:25:24.112 --> 00:25:26.448
  • AND DISCOVER WHATALL OF THIS SAYS
  • 00:25:26.481 --> 00:25:28.516
  • TO US TODAY ABOUTOUR WORSHIP OF GOD.
  • 00:25:28.550 --> 00:25:31.987
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:32.020 --> 00:25:34.689
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:34.723 --> 00:25:38.326
  • [NARRATOR] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:38.360 --> 00:25:40.095
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:40.128 --> 00:25:42.731
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:42.764 --> 00:25:44.966
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:25:45.000 --> 00:25:46.801
  • TITLED THE RAPTURE:FACT OR FANTASY,
  • 00:25:46.835 --> 00:25:50.005
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE
  • 00:25:50.038 --> 00:25:52.741
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:52.774 --> 00:25:55.677
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORYAND WHEN YOUR GIFT
  • 00:25:55.710 --> 00:25:58.413
  • IS 100 DOLLARS ORMORE, WE'LL ALSO
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  • SEND YOU THE COMPLETE FINALCONQUEST TEACHING SERIES
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:14.629 --> 00:26:17.732
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE ARECOGNITION ON THAT DAY
  • 00:26:17.766 --> 00:26:20.301
  • WHEN WE STAND BEFOREGOD THAT EVERYTHING
  • 00:26:20.335 --> 00:26:23.405
  • IN THIS UNIVERSEINCLUDING OUR OWN LIFE
  • 00:26:23.438 --> 00:26:26.408
  • IS A GIFT FROM GODAND THAT IS GOING TO
  • 00:26:26.441 --> 00:26:29.377
  • BE THE BASIS OF OUR WORSHIP.
  • 00:26:29.411 --> 00:26:32.514
  • EVERY PART OF THISUNIVERSE BELONGS TO HIM
  • 00:26:32.547 --> 00:26:35.884
  • WHO CREATED IT.
  • 00:26:35.917 --> 00:26:37.085
  • HE IS SOVEREIGN OVERALL AND HE IS SOVEREIGN
  • 00:26:37.118 --> 00:26:41.122
  • OVER YOUR LIFE AND OVER MY LIFE.
  • 00:26:41.156 --> 00:26:44.926
  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT
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  • TIME FOR THE MESSAGE WORSHIPLIKE YOU'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ENJOY MAJESTIC MUSIC FROMTHE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
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  • ALONG WITH BOLD ANDCLEAR BIBLE TEACHING
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  • FROM DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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