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You Are What You Eat Part 1

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September 30, 2020
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Although the future event we are going to examine today involving a mighty angel seems strange; far-removed from our everyday experience; it has a very practical application for each one of us who desires God’s blessing in our life.

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You Are What You Eat Part 1

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  • [ANNOUNCER] 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 JEFFRESS,AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS KNOWN
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  • FOR ITS ELABORATE IMAGERY,AND MYSTERIOUS METAPHORS.
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  • UNRAVELING THE COMPLEXDETAILS OF THE END TIMES
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  • ISN'T FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
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  • BUT EVEN THE STRANGEST EVENTS
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  • CAN HAVE PRACTICALAPPLICATION FOR US TODAY.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE'REGOING TO DISCOVER,
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  • IN AN UNUSUAL PASSAGEINVOLVING A MIGHTY ANGEL.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT,"
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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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  • "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT,"HAVE YOU HEARD THAT BEFORE?
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  • MAYBE YOU'VE EVEN USEDIT WITH YOUR OWN KIDS
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  • TO TRY TO ENCOURAGE THEM TOWARDBETTER NUTRITIONAL CHOICES.
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  • "YOU'RE GOING TOTURN INTO A PIZZA,
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  • IF YOU JUST KEEP EATINGPIZZA ALL THE TIME."
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  • OF COURSE, WHICHBEGS THE QUESTION?
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  • "WELL, MOM, DAD, WOULDYOU RATHER ME TURN INTO
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  • A STALK OF BROCCOLI,IS THAT BETTER?"
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  • "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT," WEUNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS,
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  • WHAT YOU CONSUME AFFECTSYOU PHYSIOLOGICALLY.
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  • THAT'S ALSO TRUE INTHE SPIRITUAL REALM.
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  • YOU BECOME SPIRITUALLYWHAT YOU CONSUME,
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  • WHAT YOU WATCH,WHAT YOU LISTEN TO.
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  • WHAT FLOWS INTO YOUR LIFEREALLY DOES DETERMINE
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  • THE KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE.
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  • BY THE WAY,ADVERTISERS UNDERSTAND
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  • THE POWER OF IMAGES ANDTHOUGHTS, TO CHANGE OUR
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  • BEHAVIOR. THE FORMER CEO OFHARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES
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  • USED TO SAY, "WE DON'TSELL MOTORCYCLES.
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  • WHAT WE SELL IS THE ABILITYFOR A 43 YEAR OLD ACCOUNTANT
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  • TO DRIVE THROUGH A SMALL TOWN,DRESSED IN BLACK LEATHER,
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  • AND HAVE PEOPLEBE AFRAID OF HIM."
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • IT'S AN IMAGE, SOMETHING HESEES CHANGES HIS BEHAVIOR,
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  • MAKES HIM WANT TOBUY A MOTORCYCLE.
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  • YOU KNOW, CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHER,PETER KREEFT, ONCE WROTE,
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  • "THE WORLD'S OLDESTPROFESSION IS ADVERTISING.
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  • IT WAS INVENTED BYTHE DEVIL IN EDEN.
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  • 'SEE THIS APPLE? EAT IT,AND YOU WILL BE LIKE GOD.'"
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  • GOD IS SO CONCERNED ABOUTWHAT COMES INTO OUR LIFE,
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  • AND AFFECTS OUR LIFE, THATHE GAVE PAUL THIS DIRECTION.
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  • HE TOLD HIM TO WRITE,IN ROMANS 12:2,
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  • DON'T BE CONFORMEDTO THIS WORLD,
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  • BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THERENEWING OF YOUR MIND.
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  • HOW DO YOU RENEW YOUR MIND,
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  • AND THEREFORETRANSFORM YOUR LIFE?
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  • WELL, WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVERA VERY PRACTICAL WAY
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  • TO CHANGE YOUR SPIRITUAL DIET,
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  • AND THEREFORE CHANGE YOUR LIFE,
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  • IN A VERY STRANGEPASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURNTO REVELATION 10,
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  • REVELATION 10.
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  • LET ME REMIND YOU WHERE WE AREIN OUR STUDY OF REVELATION.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUTTHE FINAL SEVEN YEARS
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  • OF EARTH'S HISTORY,THE TRIBULATION.
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  • IT'S THE TIME WHENGOD WILL POUR OUT
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  • HIS JUDGMENT ON THE EARTH,
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  • AND THEN WILL CLIMAXIN THE VISIBLE RETURN
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  • OF JESUS CHRISTBACK TO THE EARTH.
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  • AND THE REASON FORTHESE JUDGMENTS
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  • IS NOT ONLY TOPUNISH UNBELIEVERS,
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  • BUT TO GIVE PEOPLEA CHANCE TO REPENT,
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  • AND TURN TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • IT'S A SIGN OF GOD'S MERCY,
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  • THAT HE SENDS THESE JUDGMENTS.
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  • AND YOU'LL REMEMBER, THEREARE THREE SERIES OF JUDGMENTS,
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  • AND THERE ARE SEVEN OF EACH ONE.
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  • THERE ARE THE SEALJUDGMENTS IN CHAPTER 6.
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  • AND THEN THERE ARETHE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS
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  • IN CHAPTERS 8 AND 9.
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  • AND FINALLY, THE BOLD JUDGMENTS
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  • THAT WE WILL SEEIN REVELATION 16.
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  • AND PERHAPS YOU'VE PICKEDUP ON THIS PATTERN RECENTLY,
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  • THAT AFTER THE JUDGMENTS,EACH SERIES IS FINISHED,
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  • THERE IS A PAUSEBEFORE THE NEXT ONE.
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  • AFTER THE SEAL JUDGMENTS,IN REVELATION 6,
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  • BEFORE THE FINAL SEAL IS BROKEN,
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  • AND THE TRUMPET JUDGMENT SOUND,
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  • THERE'S A PAUSE IN CHAPTER 7.
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  • AND THEN WE SAW THE SAMETHING IN CHAPTERS 8 AND 9,
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  • AFTER THE SIXTHTRUMPET IN CHAPTER 9,
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  • REMEMBER, THAT BROUGHTABOUT THESE DEMONIC LOCUSTS,
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  • AND DEMONICALLY INSPIREDARMY, THERE IS A PAUSE.
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  • IN FACT, THE PAUSE EXTENDSALL THE WAY UNTIL CHAPTER 16,
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  • WHEN WE SEE THE FINAL TRUMPET,AND THE BOLD JUDGMENTS.
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  • WHY ARE THESE PAUSESINCLUDED IN SCRIPTURE?
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  • I THINK GOD KNEW THAT WENEEDED A LITTLE BIT OF A REST
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  • FROM THESE JUDGMENTS,AND READING ABOUT THEM.
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  • I MEAN, AFTER LASTWEEK'S SERMON,
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  • I HEARD PEOPLE SAY, "PASTOR,
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  • THIS IS ABOUT ALLI CAN TAKE OF THIS,
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  • LOCUST AND DEMONS," ANDTHAT WAS JUST FROM AMY.
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  • -I MEAN, I HEARD IT,-(CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • OTHER PEOPLE, JUSTSERIOUSLY WERE SAYING,
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  • "I CAN'T TAKE MUCHMORE OF THIS."
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  • WELL, GOD KNEW THAT.
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  • AND SO WHEN WE COME TO LASTOR THE SIXTH TRUMPET JUDGMENT,
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  • BEFORE THE FINALJUDGMENT IN CHAPTER 16,
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  • JOHN'S GOING TO GIVEUS A LONG INTERLUDE,
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  • FROM CHAPTERS 10, ALLTHE WAY UP TO CHAPTER 16,
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  • IN WHICH HE'S GOING TOTALK ABOUT OTHER ASPECTS
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  • OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
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  • AND TODAY, WE SEE ONEOF THOSE INTERLUDES.
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  • IT HAS TO DO WITH THEAPPEARANCE OF A STRONG ANGEL.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 1, AND "ISAW ANOTHER STRONG ANGEL
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  • "COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN."
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  • NOW WHAT'S THE IDENTITYOF THIS STRONG ANGEL,
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  • WHO'S THE THEME OF THIS PASSAGE?
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAY ITMUST BE JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NO, JESUS IS NEVERDESCRIBED AS AN ANGEL.
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  • SOMETIMES HE IS CALLEDTHE ANGEL OF THE LORD,
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  • BUT NOT AN ANGEL.
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  • HE WASN'T A CREATED BEING.
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  • HE HAS CHARGE OVER THEANGELS, BUT HE'S NOT AN ANGEL.
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  • THIS WORD, ANOTHER,ALLO , IN GREEK,
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  • MEANS ANOTHER OFTHE SAME KIND.
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, JOHNSAW ANOTHER ANGEL,
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  • WHO WAS COMINGDOWN OUT OF HEAVEN.
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  • NOTICE THE DESCRIPTION, ANDHE WAS "CLOTHED WITH A CLOUD;"
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  • THAT'S A REFERENCE TOHIS CELESTIAL ORIGIN,
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  • "AND THE RAINBOWWAS UPON HIS HEAD."
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  • REMEMBER THERAINBOW IS A SIGN
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  • OF BOTH GOD'S JUDGMENTAND HIS MERCY,
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  • "AND HIS FACE WASLIKE THE SUN,
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  • "AND HIS FEET LIKEPILLARS OF FIRE."
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  • BUT THE MOST INTERESTINGTHING ABOUT THIS ANGEL
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  • IS THE ACTION THAT HE TAKES,
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  • "AND HE HAD IN HIS HAND, ALITTLE BOOK, WHICH WAS OPEN."
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  • NOW, I'VE READTHEORY AFTER THEORY
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  • ABOUT WHAT THIS LITTLE BOOK,
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  • THE MIGHTY ANGEL HADIN HIS HAND, WAS.
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  • I THINK THE BEST ANSWER TOIT IS IT'S THE SAME BOOK
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  • WE'VE LOOKED AT EARLIER,
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  • THE SEVEN-SEALEDBOOK FROM CHAPTER 5,
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  • THE BOOK OF REDEMPTION.
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  • REMEMBER THAT BOOK, ORSCROLL OF REDEMPTION,
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  • THAT HAD ON IT THE TERMS
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  • BY WHICH THIS WORLDWAS LOST TO SATAN,
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  • AND THE TERMS OFREDEMPTION THAT WILL END
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  • IN THE RECLAMATION OFTHIS WORLD FOR GOD,
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  • THAT SEVEN-SEALED BOOK.
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  • BY THE TIME WE GET TO THESEVENTH SEAL, AND IT IS BROKEN,
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  • THE BOOK IS COMPLETELY OPEN.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT THIS BOOKWAS DESCRIBED AS BEING,
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  • THIS SEVEN-SEALEDBOOK, WHICH WAS OPEN.
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  • IN WHAT SENSE WAS THISBOOK A LITTLE BOOK?
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  • WELL, COMPARED TOTHE MIGHTY ANGEL,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT,JUST BY PERSPECTIVE,
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  • IT WAS A SMALL BOOK.
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  • AND LOOK AT HOWLARGE THIS ANGEL IS,
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  • "HE PLACED HIS RIGHTFOOT ON THE SEA,
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  • "AND HIS LEFT FOOTON THE LAND."
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  • NOW THAT'S ONE BIG ANGEL,
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  • ONE FOOT ON THE LAND,ONE FOOT ON THE SEA.
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  • THIS ISN'T JUST AREFERENCE TO HIS SIZE,
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  • BUT TO HIS AUTHORITY.
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  • IN THE BIBLE, WHENEVER YOU READ
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  • ABOUT THE LAND AND THESEA, THE LAND AND THE SEA,
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  • THAT'S A DESCRIPTION OF THETOTALITY OF GOD'S CREATION.
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  • AND FOR THIS ANGEL TOPUT ONE FOOT ON THE LAND,
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  • AND ONE FOOT ON THE SEA,
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  • IS A SIGN THAT HE ISCLAIMING THIS WORLD FOR GOD.
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  • IT'S A SIGN OF OWNERSHIP,ON BEHALF OF GOD,
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  • HE IS SAYING, "THISWORLD IS UNDER THE FOOT,
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  • UNDER THE DOMAINOF GOD HIMSELF."
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  • NOW IT WON'T SEEM THAT WAY,
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  • AT THIS POINT INTHE TRIBULATION.
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  • REMEMBER, WE'VE GOTA WHOLE OTHER SERIES
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  • OF JUDGMENTS TO COME,THE WORST OF ALL,
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  • THE BOLD JUDGMENTS.
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  • MANY PEOPLE ON THEEARTH WILL THINK
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  • THE WORLD IS OUT OF CONTROL,BUT IT'S NOT OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • IT IS UNDER GOD'S CONTROL.
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  • I THINK OF THE WORDS OFTHE DUTCH THEOLOGIAN,
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  • ABRAHAM KUYPER, HE SAID THIS,
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  • AND THIS IS HOW IT ISTRANSLATED IN ENGLISH,
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  • "THERE IS NO THUMB WIDTH OF THEENTIRE DOMAIN OF HUMAN LIFE,
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  • OF WHICH THE CHRIST, THESOVEREIGN OVER EVERYTHING,
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  • DOES NOT PROCLAIM,'IT IS MINE.'"
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  • THINK ABOUT IT, THERE'SNOT ONE SQUARE INCH
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  • OF THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE,
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  • THAT IS NOT COMPLETELYUNDER THE CONTROL OF GOD.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, THATIS TRUE OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • THERE IS NO PART OF WHAT ISHAPPENING TO YOU RIGHT NOW
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  • THAT'S NOT UNDERTHE CONTROL OF GOD.
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  • YOUR LIFE MAY SEEM OUT OFCONTROL, BUT TAKE HEART.
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  • IT IS UNDER GOD'S CONTROL.
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  • IT DOESN'T MATTERWHETHER IT APPEARS
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  • TO BE A RANDOM CANCER CELL,OR AN UNFAIR EMPLOYER,
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  • OR A MATE WHO WANTS TO LEAVE,
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  • OR A CHILD WHO HASWANDERED AWAY FROM GOD,
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  • OR A FINANCIAL NEED THAT'SCOME UP UNEXPECTEDLY.
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  • YOU MAY THINK THESE THINGSARE RANDOM CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • NO, EVERY PART OF YOURLIFE IS UNDER THE CONTROL
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  • OF THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
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  • ISN'T THAT A GREAT TRUTH?
  • 00:11:07.089 --> 00:11:08.791
  • THAT'S WHAT THISANGEL IS REPRESENTING,
  • 00:11:08.824 --> 00:11:10.960
  • THIS WHOLE WORLD BELONGS TO GOD.
  • 00:11:10.993 --> 00:11:14.830
  • AFTER HE TAKES HISCLAIM UPON THE EARTH,
  • 00:11:14.864 --> 00:11:17.366
  • NOTICE WHAT JOHN ISFORBIDDEN TO DO, VERSE 3.
  • 00:11:17.399 --> 00:11:20.703
  • "AND HE, THAT IS THE ANGEL,CRIED OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE,
  • 00:11:20.736 --> 00:11:25.207
  • "AS WHEN A LION ROARS."
  • 00:11:25.241 --> 00:11:27.343
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SOUNDOF THIS MAJESTIC ANGEL,
  • 00:11:27.376 --> 00:11:30.579
  • THE ROAR THAT HE'LL LET OUT?
  • 00:11:30.613 --> 00:11:32.948
  • WHEN A LION ROARS, IT'SA SIGN OF CONQUEST.
  • 00:11:32.982 --> 00:11:35.651
  • IT'S A SIGN OF VICTORY.
  • 00:11:35.684 --> 00:11:37.319
  • THAT'S WHAT THISROAR OF THE LION IS.
  • 00:11:37.353 --> 00:11:39.989
  • "HE CRIED OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE,AND WHEN HE HAD CRIED OUT,
  • 00:11:40.022 --> 00:11:44.393
  • "THE SEVEN PEALS OF THUNDERUTTERED THEIR VOICES."
  • 00:11:44.426 --> 00:11:49.298
  • AND WHEN THE SEVEN PEALSOF THUNDER HAD SPOKEN,
  • 00:11:49.331 --> 00:11:52.568
  • JOHN SAYS, "I WAS ABOUTTO WRITE,
  • 00:11:52.601 --> 00:11:55.171
  • "AND I HEARD A VOICEFROM HEAVEN SAYING,
  • 00:11:55.204 --> 00:11:57.540
  • "'SEAL UP THE THINGS
  • 00:11:57.573 --> 00:11:59.341
  • "WHICH THE SEVEN PEALSOF THUNDER HAVE SPOKEN,
  • 00:11:59.375 --> 00:12:02.077
  • "AND DO NOT WRITE THEM.'"
  • 00:12:02.111 --> 00:12:04.580
  • APPARENTLY WHEN THETHUNDER SOUNDED,
  • 00:12:04.613 --> 00:12:07.349
  • JOHN COULD HEAR A HUMANVOICE IN THAT THUNDER.
  • 00:12:07.383 --> 00:12:11.821
  • THERE WAS A REVELATION,
  • 00:12:11.854 --> 00:12:13.155
  • MORE INFORMATIONABOUT THE TRIBULATION,
  • 00:12:13.189 --> 00:12:16.525
  • THAT WAS GIVEN TO JOHN, ANDHE WAS ABOUT TO WRITE IT DOWN.
  • 00:12:16.559 --> 00:12:20.729
  • AND THAT MADE SENSE, AFTERALL, IN REVELATION 1,
  • 00:12:20.763 --> 00:12:23.799
  • JESUS TOLD JOHN TO WRITEDOWN THE THINGS THAT HE SAW,
  • 00:12:23.833 --> 00:12:27.503
  • AND SEND IT TO THE CHURCHES.
  • 00:12:27.536 --> 00:12:29.572
  • BUT THIS SAME VOICE,PERHAPS THAT OF CHRIST SAID,
  • 00:12:29.605 --> 00:12:32.208
  • "WHAT YOU JUST HEARD,DON'T WRITE DOWN.
  • 00:12:32.241 --> 00:12:37.179
  • DON'T SHARE THISREVELATION WITH ANYONE."
  • 00:12:37.213 --> 00:12:41.250
  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS, THEREARE SOME TRUTHS OF GOD,
  • 00:12:41.283 --> 00:12:45.354
  • WHICH ARE A MYSTERY STILL.
  • 00:12:45.387 --> 00:12:47.823
  • THEY'RE NOT TO BE SHARED.
  • 00:12:47.857 --> 00:12:49.058
  • WE SHOULDN'T BESURPRISED BY THAT.
  • 00:12:49.091 --> 00:12:51.026
  • REMEMBER IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL,
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:53.229
  • THE PROPHET WASTOLD SEVERAL TIMES
  • 00:12:53.262 --> 00:12:56.699
  • TO SEAL UP THE THINGSTHAT ARE IN THE BOOK,
  • 00:12:56.732 --> 00:13:01.570
  • IN DANIEL 12:4, DANIEL WASTOLD TO CONCEAL THESE WORDS,
  • 00:13:01.604 --> 00:13:05.908
  • AND SEAL UP THE BOOK,UNTIL THE END OF TIME.
  • 00:13:05.941 --> 00:13:09.678
  • AND THEN IN VERSE 9,DANIEL WAS TOLD
  • 00:13:09.712 --> 00:13:11.947
  • TO, "GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS,"
  • 00:13:11.981 --> 00:13:13.849
  • BECAUSE GOD HAS CONCEALEDAND SEALED UP TRUTHS,
  • 00:13:13.883 --> 00:13:17.486
  • THAT WOULD NOT BE REVEALEDUNTIL THE END OF TIME.
  • 00:13:17.519 --> 00:13:23.826
  • WHY DOES GOD DO THAT?
  • 00:13:23.859 --> 00:13:25.794
  • WHY DOESN'T GOD TELL USEVERYTHING WE MIGHT
  • 00:13:25.828 --> 00:13:29.732
  • WANT TO KNOW? PERHAPS IT'SBECAUSE GOD KNOWS
  • 00:13:29.765 --> 00:13:32.935
  • WE CAN'T COMPREHENDEVERY TRUTH OF GOD.
  • 00:13:32.968 --> 00:13:36.372
  • IN ISAIAH 55:8-9, GODSAID, "FOR MY THOUGHTS
  • 00:13:36.405 --> 00:13:40.843
  • "ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NORARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS,"
  • 00:13:40.876 --> 00:13:44.513
  • "DECLARES THE LORD,"FOR AS THE HEAVENS
  • 00:13:44.546 --> 00:13:47.283
  • "ARE HIGHERTHAN THE EARTH,
  • 00:13:47.316 --> 00:13:48.951
  • "SO ARE MY WAYS HIGHERTHAN YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:13:48.984 --> 00:13:52.454
  • "AND MY THOUGHTSTHAN YOUR THOUGHTS."
  • 00:13:52.488 --> 00:13:55.190
  • DEUTERONOMY 29:29 SAYS,
  • 00:13:55.224 --> 00:13:57.259
  • "THE SECRET THINGSBELONG TO THE LORD,"
  • 00:13:57.293 --> 00:14:00.796
  • BUT GOD HAS REVEALED TO USEVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW.
  • 00:14:00.829 --> 00:14:05.367
  • BUT THERE'S SOMETHINGS WE CAN'T KNOW,
  • 00:14:05.401 --> 00:14:06.835
  • ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE END TIMES.
  • 00:14:06.869 --> 00:14:10.539
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:14:10.572 --> 00:14:12.007
  • I DON'T WANT TO CHASETHIS RABBIT FOR LONG,
  • 00:14:12.041 --> 00:14:13.909
  • BUT THIS IS INTERESTING.
  • 00:14:13.943 --> 00:14:16.278
  • THIS WHOLE IDEA OF BIBLEPROPHECY IN THE END TIMES,
  • 00:14:16.312 --> 00:14:18.981
  • THAT'S JUST SOMETHING
  • 00:14:19.014 --> 00:14:20.149
  • THAT PEOPLE HAVESTARTED TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:14:20.182 --> 00:14:21.483
  • THE LAST COUPLEOF HUNDRED YEARS.
  • 00:14:21.517 --> 00:14:24.386
  • NOW, THAT'S NOT TRUE.
  • 00:14:24.420 --> 00:14:25.354
  • YOU CAN GO BACK AND LOOKAT ORIGIN, AND OTHERS,
  • 00:14:25.387 --> 00:14:27.556
  • WHO TALKED ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM,
  • 00:14:27.589 --> 00:14:29.692
  • AND THE RAPTURE, ANDOTHER THINGS, EARLY ON.
  • 00:14:29.725 --> 00:14:32.528
  • BUT EVEN IF THAT WERE TRUE,
  • 00:14:32.561 --> 00:14:34.630
  • THAT DOESN'T NEGATE THETRUTH OF BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 00:14:34.663 --> 00:14:37.366
  • BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOKAT CHURCH HISTORY,
  • 00:14:37.399 --> 00:14:39.501
  • IT SEEMS LIKE THECHURCH ONLY DEALT
  • 00:14:39.535 --> 00:14:42.071
  • WITH ONE TOPIC AT A TIME.
  • 00:14:42.104 --> 00:14:44.773
  • IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISETHAT IN THE LAST DAYS,
  • 00:14:44.807 --> 00:14:48.811
  • PEOPLE WOULD START TALKINGABOUT THE LAST THINGS.
  • 00:14:48.844 --> 00:14:51.847
  • DOESN'T THAT MAKE SENSE?
  • 00:14:51.880 --> 00:14:53.082
  • THAT'S WHAT DANIEL SAID,
  • 00:14:53.115 --> 00:14:54.683
  • THESE THINGS ARE SEALEDUP UNTIL THE LAST DAYS.
  • 00:14:54.717 --> 00:14:59.355
  • JOHN WAS FORBIDDENTO WRITE THE THINGS
  • 00:14:59.388 --> 00:15:01.757
  • THAT HE HEARD IN THEPEALS OF THUNDER.
  • 00:15:01.790 --> 00:15:04.493
  • AND THEN YOU SEETHIS ANNOUNCEMENT,
  • 00:15:04.526 --> 00:15:06.295
  • OF THE STRONG ANGEL, IN VERSE 5.
  • 00:15:06.328 --> 00:15:08.597
  • "THEN THE ANGEL, WHOM ISAW STANDING ON THE SEA
  • 00:15:08.630 --> 00:15:12.301
  • "AND ON THE LAND, LIFTED UPHIS RIGHT HAND TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:12.334 --> 00:15:16.005
  • "AND HE SWORE BY HIM WHOIS FOREVER AND EVER,
  • 00:15:16.038 --> 00:15:19.541
  • "WHO CREATED HEAVENSAND THE THINGS IN IT,
  • 00:15:19.575 --> 00:15:21.910
  • "AND THE EARTH ANDTHE THINGS IN IT,
  • 00:15:21.944 --> 00:15:23.645
  • "AND THE SEA AND THETHINGS THAT ARE IN IT."
  • 00:15:23.679 --> 00:15:26.115
  • AND WHAT DID HE SWEAR?
  • 00:15:26.148 --> 00:15:27.816
  • THAT THERE SHOULDBE DELAY NO LONGER,
  • 00:15:27.850 --> 00:15:31.987
  • "BUT IN THE DAYS OF THEVOICE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL,
  • 00:15:32.021 --> 00:15:35.324
  • "WHEN HE IS ABOUT TO SOUND,
  • 00:15:35.357 --> 00:15:37.092
  • "THEN THE MYSTERYOF GOD IS FINISHED,
  • 00:15:37.126 --> 00:15:39.962
  • "AS HE PREACHED TO HISSERVANTS, THE PROPHETS."
  • 00:15:39.995 --> 00:15:43.298
  • THIS ANGEL RAISED HISHAND TOWARD HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:43.332 --> 00:15:46.602
  • AND BY GOD'S AUTHORITY,HE SWORE TWO THINGS.
  • 00:15:46.635 --> 00:15:49.938
  • FIRST OF ALL, HE SWORE THATTHERE WOULD BE DELAY NO LONGER.
  • 00:15:49.972 --> 00:15:55.677
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:15:55.711 --> 00:15:56.912
  • THAT WORD DELAY IS THEGREEK WORD, CHRONOS .
  • 00:15:56.945 --> 00:16:00.582
  • WE GET THE WORD TIMEFROM IT, CHRONOLOGY,
  • 00:16:00.616 --> 00:16:04.053
  • TIME, THE STUDY OF TIME.
  • 00:16:04.086 --> 00:16:06.422
  • SOME HAVE SPECULATED,PERHAPS THE ANGEL IS SAYING
  • 00:16:06.455 --> 00:16:10.492
  • THAT THERE IS NO MORETIME FROM THIS POINT ON.
  • 00:16:10.526 --> 00:16:14.163
  • WE KNOW TIME ISREALLY JUST A CONCEPT.
  • 00:16:14.196 --> 00:16:16.432
  • WE'RE TRAPPED IN TIME.
  • 00:16:16.465 --> 00:16:17.833
  • GOD IS NOT TRAPPED INTIME, HE'S ETERNAL.
  • 00:16:17.866 --> 00:16:21.270
  • AND ONE DAY WE'LL BE IN A WORLDIN WHICH THERE IS NO TIME.
  • 00:16:21.303 --> 00:16:25.674
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, WE DO MEASUREOUR EXISTENCE BY TIME.
  • 00:16:25.707 --> 00:16:29.711
  • SO COULD HE BE TALKING ABOUTTHE END OF TIME, LITERALLY?
  • 00:16:29.745 --> 00:16:33.749
  • THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE,
  • 00:16:33.782 --> 00:16:35.284
  • BECAUSE THE TRIBULATION ISN'TOVER YET, THERE'S STILL TIME.
  • 00:16:35.317 --> 00:16:39.388
  • IN FACT, AS WE'LLSEE YOU NEXT WEEK,
  • 00:16:39.421 --> 00:16:40.889
  • GOD MEASURES TIME BY THE DAYS
  • 00:16:40.923 --> 00:16:43.692
  • THAT ARE LEFT IN THETRIBULATION, 1.260 OF 'EM,
  • 00:16:43.725 --> 00:16:47.129
  • BY THE MONTHS, 42 MONTHS, BYTHE YEARS, THREE AND 1/2 YEARS,
  • 00:16:47.162 --> 00:16:51.233
  • THAT'S ALL THE SAMEPERIOD OF TIME,
  • 00:16:51.266 --> 00:16:52.901
  • 1.260 DAYS, 42 MONTHS,THREE AND 1/2 YEARS.
  • 00:16:52.935 --> 00:16:58.640
  • TIME IS STILL MEASURED,
  • 00:16:58.674 --> 00:16:59.875
  • SO THAT'S NOT THERIGHT UNDERSTANDING.
  • 00:16:59.908 --> 00:17:01.443
  • I THINK THE NEW AMERICANSTANDARD HAS IT RIGHT,
  • 00:17:01.477 --> 00:17:04.079
  • THERE SHALL BE DELAY NO LONGER.
  • 00:17:04.113 --> 00:17:06.815
  • THEY'LL NO LONGER BE A DELAY.
  • 00:17:06.849 --> 00:17:09.751
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:17:09.785 --> 00:17:11.186
  • CHRIST COMING WILLNO LONGER BE DELAYED.
  • 00:17:11.220 --> 00:17:14.723
  • YOU SEE, FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE,CHRIST'S SECOND COMING
  • 00:17:14.756 --> 00:17:18.460
  • HAS BEEN DELAYED.
  • 00:17:18.494 --> 00:17:20.696
  • THE FIRST CENTURY CHRISTIANS
  • 00:17:20.729 --> 00:17:22.030
  • THOUGHT HE WOULD COMEBACK IN THEIR LIFETIME.
  • 00:17:22.064 --> 00:17:24.500
  • EVERY GROUP OFCHRISTIANS HAVE THOUGHT
  • 00:17:24.533 --> 00:17:26.735
  • THE LORD WAS RETURNINGIN THEIR LIFETIME.
  • 00:17:26.768 --> 00:17:29.705
  • PEOPLE, FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:17:29.738 --> 00:17:32.741
  • BELIEVE THERE HAS BEENA DELAY IN HIS COMING.
  • 00:17:32.774 --> 00:17:35.177
  • EVEN IN SOME OF THEPARABLES JESUS TAUGHT,
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:37.913
  • HE INDICATED THAT THE MASTER,WHO WENT OFF ON A JOURNEY,
  • 00:17:37.946 --> 00:17:41.817
  • WAS GONE LONGERTHAN HIS SERVANTS
  • 00:17:41.850 --> 00:17:44.486
  • EXPECTED HIM TO BE GONE. BUTDON'T CONFUSE GOD'S DELAY
  • 00:17:44.520 --> 00:17:49.491
  • WITH A REVOCATIONOF HIS PROMISE.
  • 00:17:49.525 --> 00:17:53.929
  • YOU KNOW, 2 PETER 3SAYS, "IN THE LAST DAYS,
  • 00:17:53.962 --> 00:17:57.366
  • "MOCKERS WILL COMEWITH THEIR MOCKING,
  • 00:17:57.399 --> 00:17:59.401
  • "SAYING, 'WHERE IS THEPROMISE OF HIS COMING?'"
  • 00:17:59.434 --> 00:18:03.138
  • "FOR EVER SINCE THEDAYS OF THE FATHERS,
  • 00:18:03.172 --> 00:18:05.207
  • "THE EARTH HAS REMAINED THEWAY IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN."
  • 00:18:05.240 --> 00:18:09.077
  • IN OTHER WORDS, PEOPLEIN EVERY GENERATION
  • 00:18:09.111 --> 00:18:11.747
  • HAVE THOUGHT JESUSIS COMING BACK,
  • 00:18:11.780 --> 00:18:14.149
  • AND HE HASN'T COME BACK,AND HE'S NOT COMING BACK.
  • 00:18:14.183 --> 00:18:17.486
  • I HEAR THAT ALL THE TIME TODAY,
  • 00:18:17.519 --> 00:18:18.987
  • "YOU CHRISTIANS ARE JUSTLIVING IN A DREAM WORLD,
  • 00:18:19.021 --> 00:18:22.291
  • THINKING ABOUT A LITERAL CHRIST,
  • 00:18:22.324 --> 00:18:24.293
  • LITERALLY COMINGBACK TO EARTH AGAIN."
  • 00:18:24.326 --> 00:18:27.429
  • JUST BECAUSE HE IS DELAYED,
  • 00:18:27.462 --> 00:18:29.464
  • DOESN'T MEAN THATHE'S NOT COMING.
  • 00:18:29.498 --> 00:18:31.700
  • THE FACT IS, GOD HAS WRITTEN,
  • 00:18:31.733 --> 00:18:33.535
  • IN INDELIBLE INKON HIS CALENDAR,
  • 00:18:33.569 --> 00:18:36.104
  • THE YEAR, THE MONTH,THE DAY, THE HOUR,
  • 00:18:36.138 --> 00:18:38.807
  • THE SECOND THATJESUS IS COMING BACK.
  • 00:18:38.840 --> 00:18:41.410
  • EVERYTHING IS RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.
  • 00:18:41.443 --> 00:18:43.812
  • AND THE ONLY REASON HEHASN'T COME BACK YET
  • 00:18:43.845 --> 00:18:46.715
  • IS TO GIVE PEOPLE,PERHAPS TO GIVE YOU TODAY,
  • 00:18:46.748 --> 00:18:50.219
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPENTBEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
  • 00:18:50.252 --> 00:18:53.322
  • IN 2 PETER 3:9,THAT SAME PASSAGE,
  • 00:18:53.355 --> 00:18:55.824
  • PETER SAYS, "FOR THE LORD ISNOT SLOW ABOUT HIS PROMISE,
  • 00:18:55.857 --> 00:18:59.628
  • "AS SOME COUNT SLOWNESS, BUTHE IS PATIENT TOWARD YOU,
  • 00:18:59.661 --> 00:19:03.765
  • "NOT WISHING FOR ANY TO PERISH,
  • 00:19:03.799 --> 00:19:05.934
  • "BUT FOR ALL TOCOME TO REPENTANCE."
  • 00:19:05.968 --> 00:19:09.671
  • THERE WILL ONE DAY BE A TIME
  • 00:19:09.705 --> 00:19:11.707
  • WHEN THERE WILL NOLONGER BE A DELAY.
  • 00:19:11.740 --> 00:19:13.909
  • AND THAT MEANS THEY'LL NOLONGER BE A TIME FOR REPENTANCE.
  • 00:19:13.942 --> 00:19:17.946
  • AND THEN THE ANGEL SAYS,
  • 00:19:17.980 --> 00:19:19.214
  • "NOT ONLY WILL THEREBE NO LONGER A DELAY,
  • 00:19:19.248 --> 00:19:21.617
  • "BUT THE MYSTERY WILLBE FINISHED," VERSE 7.
  • 00:19:21.650 --> 00:19:25.420
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN, THEMYSTERY IS FINISHED?
  • 00:19:25.454 --> 00:19:28.023
  • IN THE BIBLE, A MYSTERYIS A TRUTH OF GOD
  • 00:19:28.056 --> 00:19:31.360
  • THAT'S BEEN HIDDEN INPREVIOUS GENERATIONS,
  • 00:19:31.393 --> 00:19:33.795
  • BUT IS NOW BEINGMADE KNOWN TO MAN.
  • 00:19:33.829 --> 00:19:36.832
  • EPHESIANS 1:9-10, PAUL TALKSABOUT THE MYSTERY OF GOD,
  • 00:19:36.865 --> 00:19:43.005
  • THAT IN THE SUMMING UPOF ALL THINGS IN CHRIST,
  • 00:19:43.038 --> 00:19:45.774
  • THINGS IN THE HEAVENS,AND ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:19:45.807 --> 00:19:48.176
  • THERE'S GOING TO COME A TIMEWHEN EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END,
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:51.713
  • AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TOUNDERSTAND THE MYSTERY.
  • 00:19:51.747 --> 00:19:55.150
  • WHAT IS THE MYSTERY?
  • 00:19:55.183 --> 00:19:57.319
  • IT'S ONE YOU'VE PROBABLYWONDERED ABOUT BEFORE,
  • 00:19:57.352 --> 00:19:59.454
  • OR YOU'VE HAD PEOPLEASK YOU ABOUT BEFORE.
  • 00:19:59.488 --> 00:20:02.557
  • IF THERE REALLY IS A GOD,
  • 00:20:02.591 --> 00:20:04.760
  • AND HE'S REALLY ALLLOVING AND ALL POWERFUL,
  • 00:20:04.793 --> 00:20:08.163
  • WHY IS THERE EVIL IN THE WORLD?
  • 00:20:08.196 --> 00:20:11.733
  • IF GOD IS REALLYWHO HE SAYS HE IS,
  • 00:20:11.767 --> 00:20:14.870
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW CHILDREN TOBE ABUSED, TO STARVE TO DEATH?
  • 00:20:14.903 --> 00:20:21.043
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW THEPRAYERS OF GOD'S SAINTS
  • 00:20:21.076 --> 00:20:23.812
  • TO GO UNANSWERED?
  • 00:20:23.845 --> 00:20:25.947
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOWTHE SAME HEARTACHE
  • 00:20:25.981 --> 00:20:28.250
  • IN THE LIVES OF BELIEVERS,
  • 00:20:28.283 --> 00:20:30.585
  • THAT HE DOES IN THELIVES OF UNBELIEVERS?
  • 00:20:30.619 --> 00:20:34.289
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW THOSEWHO ARE PREACHING THE TRUTH
  • 00:20:34.323 --> 00:20:37.025
  • TO BE PERSECUTED?
  • 00:20:37.059 --> 00:20:38.427
  • IF GOD IS REALLYWHO HE SAYS HE IS,
  • 00:20:38.460 --> 00:20:40.996
  • WHY DOES EVIL HAVEREIGN OVER THIS EARTH?
  • 00:20:41.029 --> 00:20:44.733
  • THAT IS A MYSTERY,BUT IT IS A MYSTERY
  • 00:20:44.766 --> 00:20:47.703
  • THAT WILL BE FINISHED WHENTHE LORD JESUS RETURNS.
  • 00:20:47.736 --> 00:20:51.973
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THE ANGELIS TALKING ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:20:52.007 --> 00:20:54.509
  • THE MYSTERY OF CHRISTWILL BE FINISHED.
  • 00:20:54.543 --> 00:20:58.714
  • AND THEN WHEN WE GET TO VERSE 8,WE SEE SOMETHING VERY STRANGE.
  • 00:20:58.747 --> 00:21:03.952
  • WE SEE JOHN, WHOUP TO THIS POINT,
  • 00:21:03.985 --> 00:21:05.921
  • HAS BEEN AN OBSERVEROF THE REVELATION,
  • 00:21:05.954 --> 00:21:09.091
  • HE BECOMES A PARTICIPANT IN IT.
  • 00:21:09.124 --> 00:21:11.626
  • NOW STAY WITH ME ON THIS,BEGINNING WITH VERSE 8,
  • 00:21:11.660 --> 00:21:15.297
  • "THEN THE VOICE WHICHI HEARD FROM HEAVEN,"
  • 00:21:15.330 --> 00:21:17.866
  • THAT IS GOD, "THEN THEVOICE I HEARD FROM HEAVEN,
  • 00:21:17.899 --> 00:21:21.570
  • "I HEARD AGAIN SPEAKINGWITH ME, AND SAYING,
  • 00:21:21.603 --> 00:21:25.006
  • "'GO TAKE THE BOOK,'"THE LITTLE BOOK,
  • 00:21:25.040 --> 00:21:28.343
  • "'WHICH IS OPEN IN THEHAND OF THE ANGEL,
  • 00:21:28.377 --> 00:21:30.912
  • WHO STANDS ON THESEA AND ON THE LAND.'"
  • 00:21:30.946 --> 00:21:34.649
  • NOW, UNDERLINE THAT WORD, TAKE.
  • 00:21:34.683 --> 00:21:36.785
  • GOD TELLS JOHN TO GO TAKE THEBOOK OUT OF THE ANGEL'S HAND.
  • 00:21:36.818 --> 00:21:42.891
  • JOHN'S A LITTLERELUCTANT TO DO THAT.
  • 00:21:42.924 --> 00:21:45.293
  • IF YOU SAW GARGANTUAN ANGEL,
  • 00:21:45.327 --> 00:21:47.329
  • YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE HESITANTTO TAKE SOMETHING FROM HIM.
  • 00:21:47.362 --> 00:21:51.333
  • AND SO JOHN SAYS 'IWENT TO THE ANGEL,
  • 00:21:51.366 --> 00:21:53.702
  • 'TELLING HIM TO GIVEME THE LITTLE BOOK.
  • 00:21:53.735 --> 00:21:56.872
  • AND HE SAID TO ME, "'NO, YOUTAKE IT, AND THEN EAT IT.
  • 00:21:56.905 --> 00:22:03.178
  • "AND IT WILL MAKEYOUR STOMACH BITTER,
  • 00:22:03.211 --> 00:22:05.614
  • "BUT IN YOUR MOUTH, ITWILL BE SWEET AS HONEY.'"
  • 00:22:05.647 --> 00:22:08.817
  • "AND SO I TOOK,"UNDERLINE THAT,
  • 00:22:08.850 --> 00:22:11.319
  • "I TOOK THE LITTLE BOOKOUT OF THE ANGEL'S HAND,
  • 00:22:11.353 --> 00:22:15.390
  • "AND I ATE IT, AND IN MYMOUTH WAS SWEET AS HONEY.
  • 00:22:15.424 --> 00:22:21.830
  • "AND WHEN I HAD EATEN IT,MY STOMACH WAS MADE BITTER.
  • 00:22:21.863 --> 00:22:24.533
  • "AND THEN THEY SAID TO ME,'YOU MUST PROPHESY AGAIN,
  • 00:22:24.566 --> 00:22:28.336
  • "CONCERNING MANYPEOPLES, AND NATIONS,
  • 00:22:28.370 --> 00:22:31.006
  • "AND TONGUES, AND KINGS.'"
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:33.141 --> 00:22:39.047
  • WE MAY NOT KNOW WHATTOMORROW WILL BRING,
  • 00:22:39.080 --> 00:22:41.783
  • BUT WE CAN TAKECOMFORT IN KNOWING
  • 00:22:41.817 --> 00:22:43.618
  • THAT THE FUTURE HASALREADY BEEN WRITTEN.
  • 00:22:43.652 --> 00:22:47.022
  • IT GIVES ME STRENGTH AND COURAGE
  • 00:22:47.055 --> 00:22:48.723
  • TO UNDERSTAND THATIN THE END, GOD WINS.
  • 00:22:48.757 --> 00:22:53.328
  • WELL, EVEN THOUGH 2020WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY
  • 00:22:53.361 --> 00:22:56.531
  • AS ONE OF THE MOSTCHALLENGING YEARS
  • 00:22:56.565 --> 00:22:58.767
  • TO EVER FACE OUR NATION,
  • 00:22:58.800 --> 00:23:00.769
  • I BELIEVE GOD HAS POSITIONED"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:00.802 --> 00:23:04.039
  • FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:23:04.072 --> 00:23:06.208
  • AS A RESULT, WE'RE REACHINGMORE TELEVISION VIEWERS,
  • 00:23:06.241 --> 00:23:09.778
  • AND RADIO LISTENERS,THAN EVER BEFORE.
  • 00:23:09.811 --> 00:23:12.848
  • AND IT'S BECAUSELOYAL FRIENDS LIKE YOU
  • 00:23:12.881 --> 00:23:15.083
  • HAVE COME ALONGSIDE US,TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT
  • 00:23:15.116 --> 00:23:18.220
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:18.253 --> 00:23:19.821
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING SO GENEROUSLY,
  • 00:23:19.855 --> 00:23:22.858
  • AS TOGETHER, WEPIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:22.891 --> 00:23:25.460
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:25.494 --> 00:23:27.629
  • NOW STAY RIGHTTHERE, I'LL BE BACK
  • 00:23:27.662 --> 00:23:29.130
  • WITH MORE "PATHWAY TOVICTORY," IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:29.164 --> 00:23:33.935
  • (CLOCK TICKING)
  • 00:23:33.969 --> 00:23:36.304
  • [NARRATOR] IN LIGHTOF CURRENT EVENTS,
  • 00:23:36.338 --> 00:23:37.639
  • YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER
  • 00:23:37.672 --> 00:23:38.940
  • IF WE'RE LIVINGIN THE END TIMES.
  • 00:23:38.974 --> 00:23:41.610
  • [JEFFRESS] ONE DAY, THE BIBLESAYS
  • 00:23:41.643 --> 00:23:43.144
  • A TRUMPET IS GOING TO SOUND.
  • 00:23:43.178 --> 00:23:45.981
  • THE HEAVENS ARE GOING TO PART.
  • 00:23:46.014 --> 00:23:48.083
  • SHOULD THAT AFFECTHOW WE LIVE TODAY?
  • 00:23:48.116 --> 00:23:51.019
  • [NARRATOR] DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS EXPLAINS
  • 00:23:51.052 --> 00:23:52.654
  • WHERE WE ARE ON GOD'SPROPHETIC TIMELINE,
  • 00:23:52.687 --> 00:23:54.923
  • AND WHY CHRISTIANS DON'TNEED TO FEAR THE END,
  • 00:23:54.956 --> 00:23:57.659
  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, "THERAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY."
  • 00:23:57.692 --> 00:24:01.730
  • JESUS CHRIST COULD USHER INTHE END TIMES TRIBULATION,
  • 00:24:01.763 --> 00:24:05.433
  • AT ANY MOMENT, ANDFACING THIS TRUTH
  • 00:24:05.467 --> 00:24:08.003
  • WILL HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ONTHE WAY YOU AND I LIVE TODAY.
  • 00:24:08.036 --> 00:24:12.807
  • [NARRATOR] A COPY OFDR. JEFFRESS'S BOOK
  • 00:24:12.841 --> 00:24:14.643
  • ON "THE RAPTURE" IS YOURS,
  • 00:24:14.676 --> 00:24:16.077
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:24:16.111 --> 00:24:18.980
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:19.014 --> 00:24:21.516
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEDR. JEFFRESS'S SERIES
  • 00:24:21.550 --> 00:24:23.818
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,"FINAL CONQUEST,"
  • 00:24:23.852 --> 00:24:26.454
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:26.488 --> 00:24:28.623
  • IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT,THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:24:28.657 --> 00:24:30.825
  • THERE ARE NO PROPHECIESTHAT HAVE TO BE FULFILLED
  • 00:24:30.859 --> 00:24:33.295
  • FOR THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:24:33.328 --> 00:24:34.796
  • IT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE WECONCLUDE THIS SERVICE TODAY.
  • 00:24:34.829 --> 00:24:37.832
  • [NARRATOR] THANKYOU FOR PARTNERING
  • 00:24:37.866 --> 00:24:39.034
  • WITH "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:24:39.067 --> 00:24:40.268
  • TO SHARE THE GOODNEWS OF THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:24:40.302 --> 00:24:42.070
  • AT A TIME WHEN OURWORLD NEEDS IT MOST.
  • 00:24:42.103 --> 00:24:44.739
  • IN THESE DAYS OFANXIETY AND STRIFE,
  • 00:24:44.773 --> 00:24:47.008
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IS REACHING MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:24:47.042 --> 00:24:49.311
  • THAN EVER BEFORE, WITH THEBOLD TEACHING OF GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:24:49.344 --> 00:24:52.647
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY
  • 00:24:52.681 --> 00:24:54.282
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:24:54.316 --> 00:24:56.851
  • PLEASE REQUEST YOUR COPY
  • 00:24:56.885 --> 00:24:58.353
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEWBOOK AND TEACHING SERIES.
  • 00:24:58.386 --> 00:25:02.791
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:02.824 --> 00:25:05.994
  • WE DON'T KNOW THEDAY OR THE HOUR
  • 00:25:06.027 --> 00:25:07.929
  • WHEN THESE EVENTS WILLOCCUR, BUT GOD DOES.
  • 00:25:07.963 --> 00:25:11.399
  • THE TIMELINE FORTHE END OF THE WORLD
  • 00:25:11.433 --> 00:25:13.168
  • HAS BEEN WRITTEN SINCE THEWORLD WAS FIRST FORMED.
  • 00:25:13.201 --> 00:25:16.638
  • AND WE CAN REST ASSURED
  • 00:25:16.671 --> 00:25:18.173
  • THAT EVERYTHING ISRUNNING RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.
  • 00:25:18.206 --> 00:25:22.143
  • MAKE PLANS TO JOINUS AGAIN NEXT TIME,
  • 00:25:22.177 --> 00:25:24.245
  • AS WE CONTINUE TO DIVEINTO THIS UNUSUAL PASSAGE
  • 00:25:24.279 --> 00:25:27.782
  • ABOUT THE MIGHTY ANGEL,
  • 00:25:27.816 --> 00:25:29.618
  • AND DISCOVER SOME VERYPRACTICAL APPLICATION
  • 00:25:29.651 --> 00:25:32.153
  • FOR EACH OF US WHO DESIRESGOD'S BLESSINGS IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:32.187 --> 00:25:37.125
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:37.158 --> 00:25:40.095
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:40.128 --> 00:25:43.565
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:43.598 --> 00:25:45.367
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:45.400 --> 00:25:47.969
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:48.003 --> 00:25:50.238
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'SBRAND NEW BOOK,
  • 00:25:50.271 --> 00:25:52.040
  • TITLED "THE RAPTURE:FACT OR FANTASY,"
  • 00:25:52.073 --> 00:25:55.276
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE,"
  • 00:25:55.310 --> 00:25:58.013
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:58.046 --> 00:26:00.949
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:00.982 --> 00:26:02.617
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:02.651 --> 00:26:05.553
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:05.587 --> 00:26:07.389
  • "FINAL CONQUEST" TEACHINGSERIES, ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:07.422 --> 00:26:12.160
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:12.193 --> 00:26:13.895
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:13.928 --> 00:26:15.997
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:16.031 --> 00:26:18.667
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:18.700 --> 00:26:20.168
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME,ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:20.201 --> 00:26:23.071
  • BUT THAT'S EXACTLYWHAT GOD'S WORD DOES.
  • 00:26:23.104 --> 00:26:25.674
  • YES, IT HURTS, ITCONVICTS, BUT IT DOES SO,
  • 00:26:25.707 --> 00:26:29.144
  • IN ORDER TO BRINGBLESSING INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:26:29.177 --> 00:26:33.148
  • AND IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCEGOD'S BLESSING IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:26:33.181 --> 00:26:36.951
  • YOU HAVE TO ASSIMILATEGOD'S WORD INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:26:36.985 --> 00:26:39.854
  • AGAIN, NOT JUST TOINCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:26:39.888 --> 00:26:42.924
  • BUT TO INCREASE YOURLEVEL OF OBEDIENCE.
  • 00:26:42.957 --> 00:26:45.493
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR,AND JOIN US NEXT TIME,
  • 00:26:45.527 --> 00:26:47.595
  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT,"
  • 00:26:47.629 --> 00:26:50.565
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:50.598 --> 00:26:51.900
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:26:51.933 --> 00:26:58.206
  • AS MUCH AS 1/5 OF SCRIPTURECONSISTS OF PROPHECY.
  • 00:26:58.239 --> 00:27:01.876
  • AND I WANT TO SHOW YOU THEACTUAL PLACES IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:27:01.910 --> 00:27:04.913
  • WHERE THESE PROPHECIESWILL UNFOLD,
  • 00:27:04.946 --> 00:27:07.115
  • ON THE "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:27:07.148 --> 00:27:08.717
  • BIBLICAL PROPHECYTOUR OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:27:08.750 --> 00:27:11.519
  • [ANNOUNCER] STAND ONTHE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 00:27:11.553 --> 00:27:13.021
  • WALK THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:27:13.054 --> 00:27:15.190
  • LOOK OUT OVER THEVALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 00:27:15.223 --> 00:27:17.625
  • DISCOVERING THE IMPACTOF THESE HISTORIC PLACES
  • 00:27:17.659 --> 00:27:20.295
  • ON YOUR FAITH AND YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:27:20.328 --> 00:27:22.197
  • JOIN US ON THE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:27:22.230 --> 00:27:24.032
  • BIBLICAL PROPHECYTOUR OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:27:24.065 --> 00:27:25.333
  • MARCH 2 THROUGH 12, 2021.
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