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September 15, 2020
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Nothing happens on the earth that has not been mandated from Heaven... including the terrible events on the earth during the Great Tribulation. Today we are going to see the action in Heaven that initiates God’s final judgment against the world; culminating in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Worthy Is The Lamb Part 1

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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,"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • NOTHING HAPPENS HERE ON EARTH
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  • THAT HAS NOT BEENMANDATED FROM HEAVEN.
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  • AND THAT INCLUDES THE EVENTS
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  • THAT WILL TAKE PLACE DURINGTHE GREAT TRIBULATION.
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  • AND TODAY, WE'RE GOING TOSTUDY THE EVENTS IN HEAVEN
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  • THAT WILL INITIATEGOD'S FINAL JUDGMENT,
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  • AGAINST THE EARTH,CULMINATING IN THE RETURN
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  • OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"WORTHY IS THE LAMB,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY 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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  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOA PAWN SHOP BEFORE?
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  • YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVEN'T,
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  • THEY CAN BE VERYINTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT.
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  • SOMEBODY SAID, "APAWN SHOP IS A PLACE
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  • WHERE A MAN CAN BUY ADIAMOND RING FOR HIS WIFE,
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  • AND A SHOTGUN FOR HIMSELF."
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • THE WORD PAWN, YOUMAY NOT KNOW THIS,
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  • BUT IF YOU LOOK ITUP IN THE DICTIONARY,
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  • THE WORD PAWN ACTUALLY MEANSTO HOLD SOMETHING HOSTAGE.
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  • AND THAT'S REALLY THEBUSINESS MODEL OF A PAWN SHOP.
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  • LET'S SAY YOU NEEDSOME QUICK CASH,
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  • AND YOU DON'T HAVEANY PLACE ELSE TO GO.
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  • YOU CAN TAKE SOMETHINGVALUABLE YOU OWN,
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  • AND TAKE IT TO THE PAWN SHOP.
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  • AND YOU SIGN A PROMISSORY NOTE,
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  • PROMISING TO PAY BACK THE MONEY
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  • THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET,WITH A LOT OF INTEREST,
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  • BUT TO MAKE SURE YOU MAKEGOOD ON YOUR PAYBACK,
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  • THE PAWN SHOPOWNER IS GOING TO HOLD
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  • THAT SOMETHING OFVALUE TO YOU HOSTAGE.
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  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE THATSHOTGUN OF YOURS,
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  • OR THAT DIAMOND RING, ANDHE'S GOING TO HOLD ONTO IT,
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  • UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID BACKEVERYTHING THAT YOU OWE.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE NOT ABLETO PAY BACK THE NOTE,
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  • GUESS WHAT, HE GETS TO KEEPTHAT SHOTGUN OR DIAMOND RING.
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  • HE CAN PUT IT INHIS DISPLAY WINDOW,
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  • AND SELL IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.
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  • YOU'RE PROBABLY WONDERING,
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  • "WHY ARE YOU TALKINGABOUT PAWN SHOPS?
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  • I THOUGHT THIS WAS ABOUTTHE BOOK OF REVELATION."
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  • STAY WITH ME, YOU'LLUNDERSTAND IN A MOMENT.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE PAWN SHOP
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  • IS REALLY A GREATSPIRITUAL ILLUSTRATION
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  • OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO MANKIND.
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  • IN THE GARDEN OFEDEN, ADAM AND EVE
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  • HAD SOMETHING OF GREAT VALUE,
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  • A PERFECT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • THEY WERE HEIRS OFEVERYTHING GOD HAD CREATED.
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  • IT WAS A PERFECT WORLD.
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  • AND YET THEY TOOKWHAT WAS PERFECT,
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  • THEIR PERFECT SITUATION,AND THEY PAWNED IT,
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  • FOR A LIE OF SATAN.
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  • SATAN TEMPTED THEM WITH THELIE THAT YOU CAN BE LIKE GOD,
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  • YOU CAN BE MASTER OFYOUR OWN UNIVERSE.
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  • AND THEY EXCHANGEDWHAT THEY HAD OF VALUE
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  • FOR SOMETHING THAT WASABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THEYHAVE BECOME HOSTAGE TO SATAN,
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  • AND NOT JUST ADAM ANDEVE, BUT ALL HUMANKIND.
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  • IN FACT, ALL OFCREATION IS NOW HELD
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  • BY THAT EVIL PAWNSHOP OWNER, SATAN.
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  • WE CAN TRY TO PAY OFF THEDEBT THAT WE OWE SATAN,
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  • BUT WE CAN NEVER PAY IT OFF.
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  • WE ARE HIS SLAVES.
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  • ALL OF MANKIND HAS BEENHELD HOSTAGE BY SATAN.
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  • BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, EVENTHOUGH CAN'T REPAY THE DEBT,
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  • THERE'S SOMEONE WHO CAN,HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND WHEN HE CAME TODIE ON THE CROSS,
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  • AND TAKE ON THESIN OF THE WORLD,
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  • HE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICEFOR OUR SPIRITUAL FREEDOM.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT THEWORD REDEEMED MEANS.
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  • YOU CAN SEARCH THE SCRIPTURE.
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  • YOU WON'T FOUND FIND PAWNSHOPS IN THE SCRIPTURE,
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  • BUT YOU WILL FIND REDEMPTION.
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  • AND IT'S THE SAME IDEA.
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  • THE WORD REDEEM IN GREEK,IS THE WORD EXAGORAZO.
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  • AGORA, AGORAZO, AGORAWAS THE MARKETPLACE
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  • WHERE THINGS WERE SOLD,IN BIBLICAL TIMES.
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  • IF YOU WANTED TO BUYANYTHING, INCLUDING A SLAVE,
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  • YOU WENT TO THE MARKETPLACE.
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  • AND IN THE MARKETPLACE,THE SLAVES WERE PUT UP
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  • ON A PEDESTAL, AND CHAINSAND PEOPLE BID ON THEM.
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  • MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN IN SLAVERY,
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  • AND THE SLAVE WOULD BETRANSFERRED FROM ONE OWNER,
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  • TO ANOTHER OWNER WHO WASABLE TO PAY THE PRICE.
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  • AND WHEN A NEW OWNER TOOKPOSSESSION OF THE SLAVE,
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  • HE WAS LITERALLY REDEEMED, EX,
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  • HE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THEAGORA, THE MARKETPLACE,
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  • TO SERVE A NEW MASTER.
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  • AND THAT'S A PICTURE OFWHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US.
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  • RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'RENOT A CHRISTIAN,
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  • WHETHER YOU KNOW IT ORNOT, YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN.
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  • YOU'RE NOT FREE TO DOWHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO.
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  • YOU ARE A SLAVE OF ATERRIBLE MASTER, SATAN.
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  • YOU ARE UNDER HIS IMPRISONMENT.
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  • BUT JESUS CHRIST HASOFFERED YOU FREEDOM,
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  • NOT TO SERVE YOURSELF,BUT TO SERVE HIM.
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  • AND WHEN YOU TRUST INJESUS, AS YOUR SAVIOR,
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  • OWNERSHIP OF YOURLIFE IS TRANSFERRED
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  • FROM SATAN TO THELORD, JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THEWRITER OF SCRIPTURE SAYS
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  • YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN, YOUHAVE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE.
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  • THAT'S THE MEANINGOF REDEMPTION.
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  • NOW WHAT MOST CHRISTIANSDON'T UNDERSTAND IS
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  • THERE ARE VARIOUS ASPECTSTO OUR REDEMPTION.
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  • THERE IS OUR PAST REDEMPTION.
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  • THAT OCCURRED 2000 YEARS AGO,
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  • WHEN JESUS PAID THATPRICE ON THE CROSS.
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  • PETER MENTIONS ITIN 1 PETER 1:18-19,
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  • KNOWING THAT YOU WERE NOTREDEEMED WITH PERISHABLE THINGS,
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  • LIKE SILVER OR GOLD,YOU WERE REDEEMED,
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  • YOU WERE PURCHASEDWITH PRECIOUS BLOOD,
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  • AS A LAMB UNBLEMISHED ANDSPOTLESS, THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.
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  • JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOURREDEMPTION 2000 YEARS AGO.
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  • BUT THE MOMENT IN TIME YOUTRUST IN CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR,
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  • YOUR SIN DEBT IS PAID IN FULL.
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  • YOU ARE REDEEMED THEMOMENT YOU TRUST IN CHRIST,
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  • EVEN THOUGH THE PRICEWAS PAID LONG AGO.
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  • THE MOMENT YOU TRUST IN CHRIST,
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  • THAT SACRIFICE OF CHRISTIS PLACED ON YOUR ACCOUNT.
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  • YOU RECEIVE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS,YOU RECEIVE HIS FORGIVENESS.
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  • THAT IS OUR PAST REDEMPTION.
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  • THERE IS A SENSE IN WHICH
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  • THERE IS A PRESENTREDEMPTION TAKING PLACE,
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOUR SPIRITNOW BELONGS TO CHRIST.
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  • AND WHEN YOU DIE,
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE WITHHIM FOREVER IN HEAVEN.
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  • RIGHT NOW, THERE'SOTHER PARTS OF YOU
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  • THAT ARE IN THE PROCESSOF BEING REDEEMED,
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  • BEING TRANSFORMED, YOUR MIND,YOUR WILL, YOUR EMOTIONS.
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  • SOME PEOPLE THINK, "WELL,IF I'M A CHRISTIAN,
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  • THEN I HAVE IMMEDIATEDELIVERANCE FROM ALL MY SINS,
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  • AND ALL OF MY ADDICTIONS,
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  • AND HEALING OF ALLOF MY RELATIONSHIPS."
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  • NO, IT DOESN'T HAPPENINSTANTANEOUSLY.
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  • IT IS A PROGRESSIVE PROCESS,
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  • IN WHICH YOU BECOMEMORE AND MORE
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  • LIKE JESUS CHRIST EVERY DAY.
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  • BUT THERE IS A THIRD REDEMPTION,OUR FUTURE REDEMPTION.
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  • EVEN THOUGH OUR SPIRITSHAVE BEEN REDEEMED,
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  • WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OFBECOMING A NEW CREATION,
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  • WE STILL CARRY AROUND THESEOLD SIN INFECTED BODIES.
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  • AND WE LIVE IN ASIN INFECTED WORLD.
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  • AND EVERY DAY WE CONFRONTSIN, AND SADNESS,
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  • AND BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • AND WE LONG TO BESAVED FROM THAT.
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  • WELL, THERE IS A TIME
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  • WHEN WE ARE GOING TO BEREDEEMED IN THE FUTURE.
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  • AND THE FINAL PARTOF THIS UNIVERSE
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  • IS GOING TO BE DELIVEREDINTO GOD'S POSSESSION.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WEARE LOOKING AT TODAY.
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  • THE FINAL EVENTS THATWILL LEAD TO OUR FUTURE,
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  • AND FINAL REDEMPTION,
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  • THE REDEMPTION THATWE ALL LONG FOR,
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  • THAT DAY THATREVELATION 21:4 SAYS,
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  • IN WHICH THERE WILLBE NO MORE MOURNING,
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  • OR CRYING, OR DEATH, OR PAIN,
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  • FOR THE FIRST THINGSWILL HAVE PASSED AWAY.
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  • AREN'T YOU ANXIOUS FOR THAT?
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  • IT IS COMING, THAT FUTUREREDEMPTION IS COMING,
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  • AND JESUS MENTIONEDIT IN LUKE 21:28.
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  • HE SAID, "WHEN THESETHINGS BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE,
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  • STRAIGHTEN UP, ANDLIFT UP YOUR HEADS,
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  • BECAUSE YOUR REDEMPTIONIS DRAWING NEAR."
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  • HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE EVENTSOF THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
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  • AND HE SAID, "WHEN YOU SEENATIONS WARRING AGAINST NATION,
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  • WHEN YOU SEE PESTILENCE,WHEN YOU SEE SUFFERING,
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  • AND PERSECUTION,DON'T BE DISCOURAGED,
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  • LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, BECAUSETHESE THINGS SIGNIFY
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  • THE END IS HERE, AND YOURREDEMPTION WILL BE COMPLETE."
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  • THAT IS THE PICTURE THATWE'RE GOING TO SEE TODAY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES TURNTO REVELATION CHAPTER 5,
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  • AS WE LOOK AT THE EVENTSTHAT WILL CULMINATE
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  • IN THE FINAL REDEMPTIONOF THE UNIVERSE.
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  • NOW REVELATION 5, REMEMBERTHE SCENE IS IN HEAVEN.
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  • WE SAW IT LAST WEEKIN REVELATION 4.
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  • THE CHURCH IS ALREADY INHEAVEN, AND IN CHAPTER 4,
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  • THE FOCUS IS ON GOD THE FATHER,
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  • AND ALL OF THE REDEEMEDWORSHIPING HIM,
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  • FOR BEING THE CREATOR GOD.
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  • NOW THERE IS NO CHAPTERBREAK IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT.
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  • WHEN WE COME TO CHAPTER 5,
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  • THE FOCUS IS NOWON JESUS THE SON,
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  • AND WHAT HE'S GOINGTO DO TO BRING ABOUT
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  • THE FINAL REDEMPTIONOF THE WORLD.
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  • CHAPTER 5 VERSE 1, ANDI SAW IN THE RIGHT HAND
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  • OF HIM WHO SAT UP ON THE THRONE,
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  • A BOOK WRITTEN INSIDE,AND ON THE BACK,
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  • SEALED UP WITH SEVEN SEALS.
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  • I SAW A BOOK.
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • THERE ARE FOUR DIFFERENT BOOKSMENTIONED, WRITE THESE DOWN.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THEREIS THE BOOK OF LIFE.
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  • IN REVELATION 20:15,THIS IS A BOOK
  • 00:10:43.365 --> 00:10:46.502
  • THAT CONTAINS A LISTING OF ALLOF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SAVED,
  • 00:10:46.535 --> 00:10:50.606
  • WHO HAVE BEEN WASHED BYTHE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:10:50.639 --> 00:10:53.042
  • AND WHEN YOU TRUST IN THELORD JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR,
  • 00:10:53.075 --> 00:10:56.378
  • YOU CAN KNOW THAT YOUR NAMEIS IN THAT BOOK OF LIFE,
  • 00:10:56.412 --> 00:10:59.548
  • AND IT WILL NEVER BE ERASED.
  • 00:10:59.582 --> 00:11:01.684
  • REVELATION 20 SAYS, IN VERSE 15,
  • 00:11:01.717 --> 00:11:04.787
  • IF ANY MAN'S NAME WAS NOT FOUNDWRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE,
  • 00:11:04.820 --> 00:11:07.990
  • HE WAS CAST INTOTHE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:11:08.023 --> 00:11:11.727
  • THAT'S THE BOOK OF LIFE.
  • 00:11:11.761 --> 00:11:12.995
  • SECONDLY, THERE ARETHE BOOKS OF WORKS.
  • 00:11:13.028 --> 00:11:16.632
  • THE BOOKS OF WORKS,THESE ARE BOOKS THAT LIST
  • 00:11:16.665 --> 00:11:20.302
  • EVERYTHING YOU AND I ANDEVERYBODY ELSE IN THE WORLD
  • 00:11:20.336 --> 00:11:23.472
  • HAS EVER DONE, THEGOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY.
  • 00:11:23.506 --> 00:11:28.244
  • ALL OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE
  • 00:11:28.277 --> 00:11:30.446
  • ARE WRITTEN AND RECORDED BYGOD, THEY'RE NOT FORGOTTEN.
  • 00:11:30.479 --> 00:11:33.949
  • THEY ARE LISTED IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:11:33.983 --> 00:11:35.985
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, WHY WOULDGOD KEEP A SET OF BOOKS,
  • 00:11:36.018 --> 00:11:38.320
  • FOR ALL OF OUR DEEDS?"
  • 00:11:38.354 --> 00:11:41.457
  • IT'S TO JUDGE THE UNSAVED BY.
  • 00:11:41.490 --> 00:11:44.927
  • YOU KNOW, REVELATION 20:13SAYS, AT THE END OF TIME,
  • 00:11:44.960 --> 00:11:51.100
  • ALL OF THE UNSAVEDDEAD WILL BE RAISED
  • 00:11:51.133 --> 00:11:52.802
  • FOR JUDGMENT AT THE GREATWHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:11:52.835 --> 00:11:56.071
  • AND THE BIBLESAYS, AND THE BOOK,
  • 00:11:56.105 --> 00:11:58.107
  • THAT IS THE BOOK OFLIFE, WAS OPENED,
  • 00:11:58.140 --> 00:12:00.109
  • AND THE BOOKS WERE ALSO OPENED.
  • 00:12:00.142 --> 00:12:02.945
  • THAT'S THE BOOKS OF WORKS.
  • 00:12:02.978 --> 00:12:05.114
  • AN UNSAVED PERSONWILL FIND HIMSELF
  • 00:12:05.147 --> 00:12:07.817
  • AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
  • 00:12:07.850 --> 00:12:10.486
  • BECAUSE HIS NAME WON'TBE IN THE BOOK OF LIFE.
  • 00:12:10.519 --> 00:12:13.422
  • AND THAT'S BY HIS OWN CHOICE.
  • 00:12:13.455 --> 00:12:15.357
  • THE UNSAVED PERSON IS THEONE WHO SAYS, "YOU KNOW,
  • 00:12:15.391 --> 00:12:17.726
  • IF JESUS DIED FORME, HE SHOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:12:17.760 --> 00:12:20.062
  • GONE TO THE TROUBLE. I DON'TNEED JESUS TO DIE FOR ME.
  • 00:12:20.095 --> 00:12:22.498
  • I DON'T NEED HIS FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:12:22.531 --> 00:12:24.066
  • I MAY NOT BE PERFECT,BUT I'M GOOD ENOUGH
  • 00:12:24.099 --> 00:12:26.168
  • TO GET INTO HEAVEN."
  • 00:12:26.202 --> 00:12:27.670
  • AND SO GOD SAYS, "OKAY,YOU DON'T WANT TO BE JUDGED
  • 00:12:27.703 --> 00:12:32.074
  • BY WHETHER OR NOT YOUACCEPTED GOD'S GRACE,
  • 00:12:32.107 --> 00:12:34.210
  • WE'LL JUDGE YOU BY YOUR WORKS."
  • 00:12:34.243 --> 00:12:36.712
  • AND EVERY UNSAVEDPERSON WHO EVER LIVED
  • 00:12:36.745 --> 00:12:40.382
  • WILL BE JUDGED BY THETHINGS THAT HE HAS DONE.
  • 00:12:40.416 --> 00:12:43.719
  • AND YES, THERE'LL BE GOODTHINGS HE'LL BE REMEMBERED FOR,
  • 00:12:43.752 --> 00:12:47.089
  • BUT THE GOOD WILLNOT OUTWEIGH THE BAD.
  • 00:12:47.122 --> 00:12:50.125
  • AND FURTHERMORE, THEULTIMATE COMPARISON
  • 00:12:50.159 --> 00:12:52.428
  • WILL NOT BE TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:52.461 --> 00:12:53.963
  • IT WILL BE TO THEHOLINESS OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:53.996 --> 00:12:57.066
  • AND BY THAT STANDARD,ALL HAD FALLEN SHORT
  • 00:12:57.099 --> 00:12:59.969
  • OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:13:00.002 --> 00:13:01.403
  • THAT'S THE BOOK OF WORKS,
  • 00:13:01.437 --> 00:13:03.105
  • THAT'S MENTIONED INREVELATION 20:13.
  • 00:13:03.138 --> 00:13:05.808
  • THERE IS THE LITTLE BOOKMENTIONED IN REVELATION 10.
  • 00:13:05.841 --> 00:13:09.245
  • WE'LL SEE, IN THE WEEKS AHEAD,
  • 00:13:09.278 --> 00:13:10.679
  • A MIGHTY ANGEL GIVESA LITTLE BOOK TO JOHN,
  • 00:13:10.713 --> 00:13:14.016
  • THAT RECORDS THE FINAL EVENTSBEFORE THE RETURN OF CHRIST.
  • 00:13:14.049 --> 00:13:17.853
  • BUT THE BOOK THATWE'RE LOOKING AT TODAY
  • 00:13:17.887 --> 00:13:20.256
  • IS THE SEVEN SEALED BOOK, ABOOK WITH SEVEN SEALS ON IT.
  • 00:13:20.289 --> 00:13:26.462
  • NOW THAT WORD BOOKIS BIBLION, BOOK.
  • 00:13:26.495 --> 00:13:29.932
  • WHEN WE THINK OF A BOOK, WETHINK OF INDIVIDUAL PAGES
  • 00:13:29.965 --> 00:13:32.534
  • THAT ARE BOUND TOGETHERON THE LEFT HAND SIDE,
  • 00:13:32.568 --> 00:13:35.237
  • AND HAVE A COVER ON THE FRONT,AND A COVER AT THE BACK.
  • 00:13:35.271 --> 00:13:40.643
  • BUT THAT WASN'T WHAT A BOOKLITERALLY, OR ORIGINALLY WAS.
  • 00:13:40.676 --> 00:13:43.512
  • IT WAS A SCROLL.
  • 00:13:43.545 --> 00:13:44.980
  • REMEMBER PEOPLE READ SCROLLSBEFORE THEY READ BOOKS.
  • 00:13:45.014 --> 00:13:48.951
  • IN FACT, IT WAS CHRISTIANSWHO INVENTED THE BOOK,
  • 00:13:48.984 --> 00:13:51.954
  • AS WE KNOW IT TODAY,DID YOU KNOW THAT?
  • 00:13:51.987 --> 00:13:54.256
  • THEY WERE TIRED OF UNROLLINGTHESE UNWIELDILY SCROLLS,
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:58.661
  • TO HAVE TO READ THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:13:58.694 --> 00:14:00.262
  • SO THEY THOUGHT TO DIVIDE UP,
  • 00:14:00.296 --> 00:14:02.264
  • INTO LITTLE SINGLE INDIVIDUALSHEETS, THE SCROLL,
  • 00:14:02.298 --> 00:14:05.601
  • AND TO GLUE THEM TOGETHER,
  • 00:14:05.634 --> 00:14:07.436
  • SO THAT IT COULD MAKE ITEASIER TO READ THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:14:07.469 --> 00:14:10.205
  • THEY WERE CALLEDCODEXES BACK THEN,
  • 00:14:10.239 --> 00:14:12.608
  • BUT IT WAS CHRISTIANSWHO INVENTED
  • 00:14:12.641 --> 00:14:14.476
  • WHAT WE KNOW AS THE BOOK TODAY.
  • 00:14:14.510 --> 00:14:17.379
  • BUT IN JOHN'S DAY,THERE WERE SCROLLS,
  • 00:14:17.413 --> 00:14:19.848
  • AND, YOU KNOW,SCROLLS, HOW THEY WORK.
  • 00:14:19.882 --> 00:14:22.051
  • YOU HAVE THE WOODENHANDLES ON EACH END,
  • 00:14:22.084 --> 00:14:26.522
  • AND YOU UNROLL IT TO READ IT.
  • 00:14:26.555 --> 00:14:28.757
  • AND THEN YOU ROLLIT BACK UP AGAIN.
  • 00:14:28.791 --> 00:14:31.327
  • IT WASN'T BOOKS THATWERE IN SCROLLS,
  • 00:14:31.360 --> 00:14:33.529
  • IT WAS ALSO LEGAL DOCUMENTSTHAT WERE WRITTEN ON A SCROLL.
  • 00:14:33.562 --> 00:14:37.866
  • AND IF IT WAS A PARTICULARLYSENSITIVE DOCUMENT,
  • 00:14:37.900 --> 00:14:40.903
  • AFTER SAY, A WILL, WAS WRITTEN,
  • 00:14:40.936 --> 00:14:43.605
  • IT WOULD BE ROLLED BACK UP,IT'D BE ROLLED A LITTLE BIT,
  • 00:14:43.639 --> 00:14:47.543
  • AND A SEAL WOULD BE PUT ONIT, THEN A LITTLE BIT MORE,
  • 00:14:47.576 --> 00:14:50.245
  • ANOTHER SEAL, ANDON AND ON AND ON.
  • 00:14:50.279 --> 00:14:52.348
  • WILLS HAD SEVEN SEALSATTACHED TO THEM.
  • 00:14:52.381 --> 00:14:55.851
  • AND SO IF YOU WANTEDTO READ THE WILL,
  • 00:14:55.884 --> 00:14:57.553
  • YOU WOULD HAVE TOBREAK THE FIRST SEAL,
  • 00:14:57.586 --> 00:14:59.555
  • AND READ A LITTLE BIT,THEN BREAK THE SECOND ONE,
  • 00:14:59.588 --> 00:15:01.790
  • AND THIRD AND FOURTH AND FIFTH.
  • 00:15:01.824 --> 00:15:04.226
  • ALL IMPORTANTDOCUMENTS WERE SEALED.
  • 00:15:04.259 --> 00:15:08.030
  • SO WHAT IS THISSEVEN SEALED BOOK,
  • 00:15:08.063 --> 00:15:12.234
  • THAT GOD, THE FATHER IS HOLDINGAS HE SITS ON THE THRONE?
  • 00:15:12.267 --> 00:15:17.039
  • WHAT IS IN THAT BOOK?
  • 00:15:17.072 --> 00:15:18.841
  • I'VE READ ALL KINDSOF SPECULATION
  • 00:15:18.874 --> 00:15:20.576
  • ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOK,
  • 00:15:20.609 --> 00:15:22.611
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT IBELIEVE THIS BOOK IS.
  • 00:15:22.644 --> 00:15:26.181
  • IT IS WHAT WAS CALLEDTHE BOOK OF REDEMPTION.
  • 00:15:26.215 --> 00:15:31.920
  • NOW LET ME EXPLAIN THIS.
  • 00:15:31.954 --> 00:15:33.389
  • REMEMBER IN THE OLD TESTAMENTTIMES, IF YOU WERE A JEW,
  • 00:15:33.422 --> 00:15:36.425
  • GOD HAD GIVEN YOU ACERTAIN PIECE OF LAND,
  • 00:15:36.458 --> 00:15:38.761
  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,ACCORDING TO YOUR TRIBE,
  • 00:15:38.794 --> 00:15:41.563
  • A PART OF THE PROMISEDLAND BELONGED TO YOU.
  • 00:15:41.597 --> 00:15:44.366
  • BUT WHAT HAPPENED IFYOU FELL ON HARD TIMES?
  • 00:15:44.400 --> 00:15:48.370
  • WHAT IF YOU NEEDEDSOME QUICK CASH?
  • 00:15:48.404 --> 00:15:51.507
  • UNFORTUNATELY, PEOPLEWOULD PAWN THEIR LAND.
  • 00:15:51.540 --> 00:15:57.646
  • THEY WOULD GIVE IT UPIN ORDER TO GET THE CASH
  • 00:15:57.679 --> 00:16:00.315
  • THAT THEY NEEDED.
  • 00:16:00.349 --> 00:16:01.750
  • BUT ACCORDING TO JEWISH LAW,
  • 00:16:01.784 --> 00:16:03.619
  • THE ONLY PERSON WHOCOULD REDEEM THAT LAND,
  • 00:16:03.652 --> 00:16:06.755
  • WAS A FELLOW JEW, WHAT WASCALLED A KINSMEN REDEEMER,
  • 00:16:06.789 --> 00:16:12.628
  • THE GOEL, THE KINSMEN REDEEMER.
  • 00:16:12.661 --> 00:16:15.664
  • BY THE WAY, THAT'S THEBACKGROUND TO THE BOOK OF RUTH.
  • 00:16:15.697 --> 00:16:18.734
  • REMEMBER RUTH AND HERMOTHER-IN-LAW NAOMI,
  • 00:16:18.767 --> 00:16:22.604
  • HAD BOTH OF THEIR HUSBANDS DIE.
  • 00:16:22.638 --> 00:16:25.174
  • THE LAND HAD BEEN FORFEITED,
  • 00:16:25.207 --> 00:16:27.242
  • AND THEY WERE IN DESPERATE NEED.
  • 00:16:27.276 --> 00:16:30.345
  • AND BOAZ WAS THE GOEL,
  • 00:16:30.379 --> 00:16:33.449
  • THE KINSMEN REDEEMER, WHO CAMEAND RESTORED THE INHERITANCE
  • 00:16:33.482 --> 00:16:37.719
  • TO RUTH AND NAOMI.
  • 00:16:37.753 --> 00:16:40.756
  • I THINK THIS IS WHATWE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:16:40.789 --> 00:16:44.326
  • IF YOU FORFEITED YOUR LAND,
  • 00:16:44.359 --> 00:16:46.862
  • THERE WAS ONE BOOK, ORSCROLL THAT WAS WRITTEN.
  • 00:16:46.895 --> 00:16:49.398
  • IT WAS CALLED THEBOOK OF FORFEITURE.
  • 00:16:49.431 --> 00:16:52.901
  • IT LISTED ALL OFTHE GRIZZLY DETAILS
  • 00:16:52.935 --> 00:16:55.671
  • ABOUT WHAT YOU DIDTO LOSE YOUR LAND.
  • 00:16:55.704 --> 00:16:58.774
  • AND IT WAS EMBARRASSING.
  • 00:16:58.807 --> 00:17:00.676
  • YOU KNOW, TODAY YOU CANGO DOWN TO THE COURTHOUSE,
  • 00:17:00.709 --> 00:17:02.678
  • AND GET EMBARRASSINGPAPERS, DIVORCE PAPERS,
  • 00:17:02.711 --> 00:17:06.181
  • OR PAPERS ABOUT TAX DELINQUENCY,
  • 00:17:06.215 --> 00:17:08.817
  • AND READ THEMABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:08.851 --> 00:17:10.686
  • IT'S AN EMBARRASSING THING.
  • 00:17:10.719 --> 00:17:12.221
  • WHEN THIS WAS DONE TO KEEPPEOPLE FROM EMBARRASSMENT,
  • 00:17:12.254 --> 00:17:14.756
  • THAT BOOK OF FORFEITUREWOULD BE SEALED UP,
  • 00:17:14.790 --> 00:17:17.159
  • WHERE NOBODY COULD READ IT.
  • 00:17:17.192 --> 00:17:19.394
  • BUT THEN THERE WAS ABOOK OF REDEMPTION,
  • 00:17:19.428 --> 00:17:22.331
  • AND THAT BOOK OFREDEMPTION WOULD DESCRIBE
  • 00:17:22.364 --> 00:17:25.000
  • THE TERMS OF REDEEMINGOR BUYING BACK
  • 00:17:25.033 --> 00:17:28.337
  • THAT WHICH HAD BEEN FORFEITED.
  • 00:17:28.370 --> 00:17:30.105
  • AND SO YOU HAD TWO SCROLLS,THE SCROLL OF FORFEITURE,
  • 00:17:30.139 --> 00:17:33.475
  • THE SCROLL OF REDEMPTION.
  • 00:17:33.509 --> 00:17:35.210
  • EVENTUALLY OVER TIME, THOSEWERE PUT INTO ONE SCROLL,
  • 00:17:35.244 --> 00:17:38.847
  • AND ON THE INSIDE WAS THEREASON THE LAND WAS LOST.
  • 00:17:38.881 --> 00:17:43.051
  • AND IT WAS SEALED UP.
  • 00:17:43.085 --> 00:17:44.353
  • ON THE OUTSIDE WERE THETERMS OF REDEMPTION.
  • 00:17:44.386 --> 00:17:48.524
  • NOW, I BELIEVE THAT IS WHATTHE SEVEN SEALED BOOK IS.
  • 00:17:48.557 --> 00:17:52.928
  • IT IS A BOOK, A SCROLL THATSHOWS HOW THIS PARADISE,
  • 00:17:52.961 --> 00:17:57.399
  • THAT GOD CREATED,WAS ORIGINALLY LOST,
  • 00:17:57.432 --> 00:18:00.002
  • HOW IT WAS FORFEITED TO SATAN.
  • 00:18:00.035 --> 00:18:02.538
  • AND THEN THE BOOK ALSO CONTAINS
  • 00:18:02.571 --> 00:18:04.706
  • THE EVENTS THAT WILLLEAD TO THE RECLAMATION
  • 00:18:04.740 --> 00:18:08.010
  • OF THIS UNIVERSE BY ITSRIGHTFUL OWNER, GOD THE FATHER.
  • 00:18:08.043 --> 00:18:12.648
  • AND I THINK WHENYOU FIND GOD HOLDING
  • 00:18:12.681 --> 00:18:14.883
  • THIS SEVEN SEALED SCROLL,
  • 00:18:14.917 --> 00:18:17.119
  • IT SHOWS THE EVENTSTHAT MUST TAKE PLACE
  • 00:18:17.152 --> 00:18:20.622
  • FOR THIS UNIVERSEONCE AND FOR ALL
  • 00:18:20.656 --> 00:18:22.824
  • TO BE DELIVERED TO ITSRIGHTFUL OWNER, GOD THE FATHER.
  • 00:18:22.858 --> 00:18:26.628
  • THAT IS THE SEVEN SEALED BOOK,
  • 00:18:26.662 --> 00:18:28.997
  • OR SCROLL THAT WE'RELOOKING AT HERE IN VERSE 1.
  • 00:18:29.031 --> 00:18:32.634
  • NOW NOTICE IN VERSE 2, THESEARCH FOR ONE TO OPEN THE BOOK.
  • 00:18:32.668 --> 00:18:38.807
  • JOHN SAYS, AND ISAW A STRONG ANGEL
  • 00:18:38.840 --> 00:18:40.742
  • PROCLAIMING WITH A LOUD VOICE,
  • 00:18:40.776 --> 00:18:42.878
  • "WHO IS WORTHY TO OPEN THEBOOK AND TO BREAK ITS SEALS?"
  • 00:18:42.911 --> 00:18:47.683
  • WELL, DUH, I MEAN, THATSEEMS PRETTY OBVIOUS.
  • 00:18:47.716 --> 00:18:50.919
  • IT'S THE ONE WHO'SHOLDING THE BOOK, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:50.953 --> 00:18:52.621
  • GOD THE FATHER, DON'T NEEDTO SEARCH FOR ANYBODY.
  • 00:18:52.654 --> 00:18:55.057
  • GOD'S RIGHT THERE,HOLDING THE SCROLL.
  • 00:18:55.090 --> 00:18:57.259
  • WHY WOULDN'T HE OPEN IT?
  • 00:18:57.292 --> 00:18:58.961
  • FOR SOME INEXPLICABLEREASON, GOD THE FATHER
  • 00:18:58.994 --> 00:19:01.330
  • HAS DECIDED HE IS NOT THE ONE
  • 00:19:01.363 --> 00:19:03.832
  • TO BRING ABOUT THE FINALEVENTS THAT WILL CULMINATE
  • 00:19:03.865 --> 00:19:06.802
  • IN THE DELIVERANCE OFTHIS WORLD FROM SATAN.
  • 00:19:06.835 --> 00:19:09.371
  • HE'S DESIGNATED SOMEONEELSE TO DO THAT.
  • 00:19:09.404 --> 00:19:12.641
  • AND SO A STRONG ANGEL GOESOUT, AND SAYS, "WHO IS WORTHY?"
  • 00:19:12.674 --> 00:19:16.211
  • VERSE 3, AND NO ONE INHEAVEN, OR ON EARTH,
  • 00:19:16.245 --> 00:19:18.380
  • OR UNDER THE EARTH, WASABLE TO OPEN THE BOOK,
  • 00:19:18.413 --> 00:19:20.582
  • OR EVEN TO LOOK INTO IT.
  • 00:19:20.616 --> 00:19:22.751
  • THEN JOHN SAYS, "IBEGIN TO WEEP GREATLY,
  • 00:19:22.784 --> 00:19:27.422
  • BECAUSE NO ONE WAS FOUNDWORTHY TO OPEN THE BOOK,
  • 00:19:27.456 --> 00:19:30.459
  • OR LOOK INTO IT."
  • 00:19:30.492 --> 00:19:32.127
  • WHY WOULD JOHN START TO CRY
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:33.729
  • OVER THIS BOOKREMAINING SEALED UP?
  • 00:19:33.762 --> 00:19:36.465
  • REMEMBER JESUS SAID,"JOHN, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
  • 00:19:36.498 --> 00:19:38.867
  • THE THINGS WHICHMUST TAKE PLACE."
  • 00:19:38.900 --> 00:19:42.237
  • THESE EVENTS HAVE TO TAKE PLACE
  • 00:19:42.271 --> 00:19:44.806
  • IF THE WORLD'S EVERGOING TO BE DELIVERED
  • 00:19:44.840 --> 00:19:46.842
  • OUT OF SATAN'S OWNERSHIP.
  • 00:19:46.875 --> 00:19:48.777
  • AND WHEN IT LOOKEDLIKE THERE WAS NOBODY
  • 00:19:48.810 --> 00:19:50.946
  • TO OPEN THE SEVEN SEALED BOOK,
  • 00:19:50.979 --> 00:19:53.282
  • IT LOOKED LIKE THE WORLD WOULDREMAIN UNDER SATAN'S DOMAIN.
  • 00:19:53.315 --> 00:19:57.719
  • HE BEGAN TO WEEP GREATLY,BUT NOTICE IN VERSE 5,
  • 00:19:57.753 --> 00:20:01.857
  • THE LION OF JUDAH,AND THE ROOT OF DAVID,
  • 00:20:01.890 --> 00:20:04.459
  • AND ONE OF THE ELDERS SAID TOME, VERSE 5, "STOP WEEPING."
  • 00:20:04.493 --> 00:20:10.232
  • IT'S LIKE JESUS SAIDTO JARVIS, REMEMBER?
  • 00:20:10.265 --> 00:20:13.235
  • WHO LOST HIS DAUGHTER INDEATH, HIS LITTLE GIRL,
  • 00:20:13.268 --> 00:20:14.936
  • HE WAS CRYING INCONSOLABLY.
  • 00:20:14.970 --> 00:20:18.206
  • AND JESUS SAID,"STOP CRYING, JARVIS.
  • 00:20:18.240 --> 00:20:20.776
  • I'M ABOUT TO DOSOMETHING GREAT."
  • 00:20:20.809 --> 00:20:22.811
  • THAT'S WHAT ONE OFTHE ELDERS SAID,
  • 00:20:22.844 --> 00:20:24.012
  • "JOHN, YOU CANSTOP YOUR WEEPING.
  • 00:20:24.046 --> 00:20:25.647
  • BEHOLD, THE LION THAT ISFROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.
  • 00:20:25.681 --> 00:20:29.651
  • THE ROOT OF DAVID HAS OVERCOME,
  • 00:20:29.685 --> 00:20:32.587
  • SO AS TO OPEN THE BOOKAND ITS SEVEN SEALS."
  • 00:20:32.621 --> 00:20:37.426
  • WHO IS HE REFERRING TO, WHENHE TALKS ABOUT THE LION,
  • 00:20:37.459 --> 00:20:40.028
  • THAT IS FROM THE TRIBE OFJUDAH, THE ROOT OF DAVID?
  • 00:20:40.062 --> 00:20:42.998
  • YOU KNOW FROM YOUROLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:20:43.031 --> 00:20:44.666
  • THAT'S A REFERENCETO JESUS THE MESSIAH,
  • 00:20:44.700 --> 00:20:47.436
  • THAT WE SANG ABOUT,ISAIAH 11, JEREMIAH 23,
  • 00:20:47.469 --> 00:20:50.539
  • ALL USE THOSE PHRASESTO REFER TO THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:20:50.572 --> 00:20:55.344
  • "JOHN, DON'TDESPAIR," HE'S SAYING,
  • 00:20:55.377 --> 00:20:57.512
  • "THE LION IS ON THE PROWL,
  • 00:20:57.546 --> 00:21:00.182
  • AND HE'S ABOUT TODELIVER THIS WORLD."
  • 00:21:00.215 --> 00:21:02.851
  • BUT JOHN, WHEN HE LOOKED,HE DIDN'T SEE A LION,
  • 00:21:02.884 --> 00:21:06.021
  • AND INSTEAD HE SAWSOMETHING MUCH DIFFERENT.
  • 00:21:06.054 --> 00:21:08.590
  • LOOK AT VERSE 6, AND ISAW BETWEEN THE THRONE,
  • 00:21:08.623 --> 00:21:11.760
  • WITH THE FOUR LIVINGCREATURES, AND THE ELDERS,
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  • A LAMB STANDING, AS IF SLAIN,
  • 00:21:14.696 --> 00:21:18.433
  • HAVING SEVEN HORNSAND SEVEN EYES,
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  • WHICH ARE THE SEVENSPIRITS OF GOD,
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  • SENT OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH.
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  • AND HE, THE LAMB CAME,AND HE TOOK THE BOOK
  • 00:21:24.973 --> 00:21:27.676
  • OUT OF THE RIGHT HAND OF HIM,GOD, WHO SAT UPON THE THRONE.
  • 00:21:27.709 --> 00:21:34.082
  • YOU MAY WONDER WHY DO WESING SO MUCH ABOUT THE LAMB?
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  • WE SANG ABOUT THELAMB THIS MORNING.
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  • 28 TIMES IN THEBOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • THE WORD LAMB IS USED.
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  • MOST OF THE TIME, IT'STHE WORD AMNOS LAMB.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WORD JOHN USED
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  • WHEN HE SAW JESUSFOR THE FIRST TIME.
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  • "BEHOLD, THE LAMB OF GOD,
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  • WHO TAKES AWAY THESINS OF THE WORLD."
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  • IT'S THE SAME PHRASE PETERUSES IN 1 PETER 1:19,
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  • WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT OURREDEMPTION BEING PAID FOR,
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  • WITH PRECIOUS BLOOD, ASOF A LAMB UNBLEMISHED,
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  • AND SPOTLESS, THE BLOODOF CHRIST, AMNOS LAMB,
  • 00:22:09.017 --> 00:22:13.188
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE GREEKWORD JOHN USES HERE.
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  • HE USES INSTEAD THEWORD ARNION FOR LAMB.
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  • THAT MEANS A LITTLE LAMB,A EWE LAMB, A CUDDLY LAMB.
  • 00:22:21.530 --> 00:22:29.070
  • THE KIND OF LAMB YOUWOULD TAKE HOME AS A PET.
  • 00:22:29.104 --> 00:22:32.908
  • IT'S THE SAME KIND OF LAMBTALKED ABOUT IN ISAIAH 53:7,
  • 00:22:32.941 --> 00:22:37.546
  • TALKING ABOUT CHRIST.
  • 00:22:37.579 --> 00:22:38.947
  • HE WAS OPPRESSED,AND HE WAS AFFLICTED,
  • 00:22:38.980 --> 00:22:41.416
  • YET HE DID NOT OPENHIS MOUTH, LIKE A LAMB,
  • 00:22:41.450 --> 00:22:45.220
  • A LITTLE LAMB LED TO THESLAUGHTER, JEREMIAH 11:19,
  • 00:22:45.253 --> 00:22:48.990
  • BUT I WAS LIKE A GENTLELAMB, LED TO THE SLAUGHTER.
  • 00:22:49.024 --> 00:22:53.462
  • WHY DOES JOHN USE THISEXTREME WORD FOR A LAMB?
  • 00:22:53.495 --> 00:22:58.433
  • HE'S TRYING TOSHOW THE INNOCENCE
  • 00:22:58.467 --> 00:23:01.236
  • OF THE LAMB WHOWAS SLAIN FOR US.
  • 00:23:01.269 --> 00:23:05.273
  • HE'S TRYING TO SHOWHOW HELPLESS HE WAS,
  • 00:23:05.307 --> 00:23:07.609
  • WHEN HE CAME THE FIRSTTIME, AS OUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:23:07.642 --> 00:23:10.645
  • HE WILLINGLY SUBMITTEDHIMSELF TO GOD THE FATHER.
  • 00:23:10.679 --> 00:23:13.348
  • HE SHED HIMSELF OFHIS RIGHTS AS GOD,
  • 00:23:13.381 --> 00:23:16.818
  • IN ORDER TO GIVE HIMSELF ASA SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:23:16.852 --> 00:23:21.022
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  • 00:23:21.056 --> 00:23:26.895
  • I GUARANTEE, IFYOU WERE TO WITNESS
  • 00:23:26.928 --> 00:23:29.297
  • THESE MAGNIFICENT EVENTS,TAKING PLACE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:23:29.331 --> 00:23:31.933
  • WITH YOUR OWN EYES,
  • 00:23:31.967 --> 00:23:33.368
  • THAT YOU WOULDN'T BEABLE TO HELP BUT EXCLAIM,
  • 00:23:33.401 --> 00:23:36.238
  • "WORTHY IS THE LAMB."
  • 00:23:36.271 --> 00:23:38.840
  • IN CLOSING, THANK YOU FORBOLDLY STEPPING FORWARD
  • 00:23:38.874 --> 00:23:42.077
  • WITH YOUR GENEROUS GIFT, TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY" TODAY.
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  • HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CRITICAL.
  • 00:23:48.016 --> 00:23:50.118
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  • 00:23:50.151 --> 00:23:53.889
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  • AS THEIR DAILY SOURCE OFSTRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT.
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  • YOUR CONSISTENT GIVINGPROVIDES THE RESOURCES WE NEED
  • 00:24:02.230 --> 00:24:05.901
  • TO DELIVER COMFORT ANDPEACE, AND IN DOING SO,
  • 00:24:05.934 --> 00:24:09.704
  • WE'RE PIERCING THE DARKNESS,WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • NOW PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE,
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  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • 00:24:18.013 --> 00:24:22.150
  • [NARRATOR] IN LIGHTOF CURRENT EVENTS,
  • 00:24:22.183 --> 00:24:23.652
  • YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER IFWE'RE LIVING IN THE END TIMES.
  • 00:24:23.685 --> 00:24:26.721
  • [ROBERT] ONE DAY,THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:24:26.755 --> 00:24:28.990
  • THE TRUMPET IS GOING TO SOUND.
  • 00:24:29.024 --> 00:24:31.793
  • THE HEAVENS ARE GOING TO PART.
  • 00:24:31.826 --> 00:24:33.929
  • SHOULD THAT AFFECTHOW WE LIVE TODAY?
  • 00:24:33.962 --> 00:24:36.831
  • [NARRATOR] DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS EXPLAINS
  • 00:24:36.865 --> 00:24:38.466
  • WHERE WE ARE ON GOD'SPROPHETIC TIMELINE,
  • 00:24:38.500 --> 00:24:40.769
  • AND WHY CHRISTIANS DON'TNEED TO FEAR THE END,
  • 00:24:40.802 --> 00:24:43.505
  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, "THERAPTURE FACT OR FANTASY?"
  • 00:24:43.538 --> 00:24:47.576
  • JESUS CHRIST COULD USHER IN
  • 00:24:47.609 --> 00:24:49.778
  • THE END TIMES TRIBULATIONAT ANY MOMENT,
  • 00:24:49.811 --> 00:24:52.681
  • AND FACING THIS TRUTH WILLHAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT
  • 00:24:52.714 --> 00:24:55.817
  • ON THE WAY YOU AND I LIVE TODAY.
  • 00:24:55.850 --> 00:24:58.653
  • [NARRATOR] A COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS'S BOOK ON THE RAPTURE
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  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,"FINAL CONQUEST,"
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  • THERE ARE NO PROPHECIESTHAT HAVE TO BE FULFILLED
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  • FOR THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:25:19.174 --> 00:25:20.642
  • IT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE WECONCLUDE THE SERVICE TODAY.
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  • AT A TIME WHEN OURWORLD NEEDS IT MOST.
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  • THAN EVER BEFORE, WITH THEBOLD TEACHING OF GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:25:35.190 --> 00:25:38.460
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY
  • 00:25:38.493 --> 00:25:40.095
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEWBOOK AND TEACHING SERIES.
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  • 00:25:49.738 --> 00:25:51.106
  • THIS PASSAGE IN REVELATIONGIVES US A GLIMPSE
  • 00:25:51.139 --> 00:25:54.409
  • OF THE EVENTS THAT WILLTAKE PLACE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:54.442 --> 00:25:57.379
  • INITIATING GOD'S FINALJUDGMENT ON EARTH,
  • 00:25:57.412 --> 00:26:00.615
  • AND USHERING IN THERETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:00.649 --> 00:26:03.952
  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOINUS AGAIN NEXT TIME,
  • 00:26:03.985 --> 00:26:06.421
  • AS WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATETHE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN,
  • 00:26:06.454 --> 00:26:10.692
  • AS WE EXPLAIN WHY HE ISWORTHY OF ALL OF OUR PRAISE.
  • 00:26:10.725 --> 00:26:15.463
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME,
  • 00:26:15.497 --> 00:26:18.400
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:18.433 --> 00:26:22.070
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:23.905 --> 00:26:26.508
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:26.541 --> 00:26:28.743
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'SBRAND NEW BOOK,
  • 00:26:28.777 --> 00:26:30.578
  • TITLED "THE RAPTUREFACT OR FANTASY?"
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  • PLUS, THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE,"
  • 00:26:33.815 --> 00:26:36.518
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:36.551 --> 00:26:39.454
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME,ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:58.473 --> 00:27:01.543
  • THE DEEPEST LONGINGWE HAVE IN OUR HEART,
  • 00:27:01.576 --> 00:27:04.212
  • THE THINGS THAT WEPRAY ABOUT THE MOST,
  • 00:27:04.245 --> 00:27:07.415
  • ALL OF THOSE THINGS AREULTIMATELY GOING TO BE ANSWERED.
  • 00:27:07.449 --> 00:27:13.521
  • WHEN THE TITLEDEED OF THIS WORLD,
  • 00:27:13.555 --> 00:27:14.889
  • IS TRANSFERRED BACKINTO GOD'S OWNERSHIP.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR,AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,"WORTHY IS THE LAMB,"
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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