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Living in Light of Eternity

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July 14, 2019
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Dr. Tony Evans

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Living in Light of Eternity

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  • - Tony Evans: In this series
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  • on the eternal perspective,
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  • I want to encourage
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  • and equip you to live the rest
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  • of your life victoriously.
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  • I want all of us to enter heaven
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  • with a celebration
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  • and not with a whole series
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  • of regrets.
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  • I want us to enter glory
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  • with hands raised high,
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  • because at this point
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  • in our lives,
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  • we gathered together,
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  • we started walking with God
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  • at a whole 'nother level.
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  • We started experiencing
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  • his power, doing his will,
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  • fulfilling his purpose,
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  • and engaging his priorities.
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  • And as a result,
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  • we saw his presence,
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  • his power,
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  • his handiwork move in our
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  • and different portions
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  • of our existence
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  • in a marvelous way.
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  • I want to give you
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  • the secret of how to have
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  • a life down here
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  • that will matter up there.
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  • Because the perspective up there
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  • transforms your life
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  • and my life down here.
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  • That's why we all need
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  • That's why we all need
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  • - Tony: I am seeking to
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  • for me, you, and us
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  • to make a radical shift
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  • in your expectation, which
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  • will create a radical shift
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  • in our behavior and be
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  • transforming for our lives.
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  • The principle that we are
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  • The greater your expectation
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  • is of heaven, the better life
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  • you'll have on earth.
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  • The lower your expectation
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  • is of heaven, the lower
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  • will be your life on earth.
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  • Because expectations
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  • affect behavior.
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  • And what Peter wants to teach
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  • the ones he's writing to,
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  • which includes us,
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  • is that if you really want
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  • to live life on earth
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  • in the way it ought to be lived
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  • and maximize it,
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  • you must learn to live it
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  • with eternity in mind.
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  • He writes to those who are
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  • to read his epistle.
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  • Because many of us live
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  • in defeat in time
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  • because of poor expectations
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  • about eternity.
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  • So, if I could,
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  • by the Holy Spirit's help,
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  • make that bigger
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  • and make this life smaller--
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  • see, 'cause the problem is
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  • this life is bigger,
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  • and the life to come is smaller.
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  • So, we throw all of our marbles
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  • in the time basket
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  • because we miss
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  • the eternity basket.
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  • We throw all of our marbles
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  • in history
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  • because we miss heaven.
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  • We can reverse that,
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  • we can shift the focus,
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  • we can transform the life.
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  • That's what Peter wants
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  • to argue.
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  • The first thing that Peter says,
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  • the first of three things,
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  • is to develop
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  • this eternal perspective,
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  • you and I are going to have
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  • to learn to live in light
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  • of God's Word.
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  • He speaks about the writing
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  • that has come beforehand,
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  • verse 2, from the prophets,
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  • in the New Testament
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  • from the apostles,
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  • and he says,
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  • "I want you to know this first."
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  • So, let's put this out front.
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  • That you will live
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  • in a time of mockery.
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  • Mockers will come.
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  • These mockers, these--
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  • a mocker is a person
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  • who makes light of something
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  • that's serious.
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  • And they will raise
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  • the challenge according
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  • to verse 4,
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  • "Where is the promise
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  • of his coming?"
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  • He says, "Now you need to
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  • understand, first of all,
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  • that one of the primary
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  • motivations for this challenge
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  • being raised is so that they
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  • are free to live any kind
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  • of life they want to live."
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  • He says, "Following
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  • after their own lust."
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  • In other words,
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  • the more they can dismiss
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  • the eternal, the more they free
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  • themselves up to unrighteousness
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  • in the present.
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  • 'Cause if I can get God
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  • off of my mind,
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  • and if I can get eternity
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  • so far out there that
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  • it's vague to me,
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  • then I don't have to be
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  • concerned with how I live.
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  • The closer heaven becomes,
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  • the more concerned
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  • I have to be about
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  • my life decisions,
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  • choices, and priorities.
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  • But the further
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  • I can push it off, the less
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  • I need to worry about it.
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  • What the enemy does is
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  • make this world bigger
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  • and the world to come smaller
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  • so I can do what I want to do
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  • and not have to worry about it,
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  • so that I can follow after
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  • my own lust, do my own lifestyle
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  • the way I want to do it.
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  • It's a form of deism.
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  • And so, what these people do
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  • and what we do is
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  • we do enough God
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  • to cover our bases.
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  • We do enough God to cover
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  • our back, just in case.
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  • When your professors
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  • in your secular universities,
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  • and sometimes even
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  • in the religious ones,
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  • when they deny the eternal
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  • while they seek to promote
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  • the scientific,
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  • it says when they maintain this,
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  • it escapes their notice
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  • that by the Word of God
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  • the heavens existed,
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  • long ago they were formed,
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  • and the world was then destroyed
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  • and all of its
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  • surrounding water.
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  • He says two things.
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  • They have forgotten or have
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  • rejected the fact that God
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  • himself intervened for them
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  • even to have an earth
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  • and a universe to extract
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  • natural laws from.
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  • That creation itself shows
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  • that God intervenes in history.
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  • Things are sourced in a reality
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  • beyond the thing itself.
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  • And he says they willingly
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  • reject that, why?
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  • Because they don't want
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  • any interference
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  • in their life decisions.
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  • 'Cause, see,
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  • if you take God seriously,
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  • now you got to do something
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  • with what he wants.
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  • So, you keep him vague
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  • or even deny him altogether
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  • so you don't have to be
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  • accountable to him.
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  • He says not only is it
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  • reflected in creation,
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  • he says it's also reflected
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  • in judgment.
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  • By the Word, his Word,
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  • the present heavens and earth
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  • are reserved from fire.
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  • Coming out of verse 6,
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  • which says the world
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  • at that time was destroyed.
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  • It's talking about Noah
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  • and the flood.
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  • Let's rehearse Noah.
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  • God comes to Noah and says,
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  • "Noah, I want you
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  • to do something
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  • that's getting ready
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  • to sound ridiculous.
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  • I want you to build
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  • a boat on dry land
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  • 'cause it's going to rain."
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  • Now, what you have to know,
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  • in case you didn't know it,
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  • it is that up to this point
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  • it has never rained.
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  • The earth had never seen rain.
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  • The Bible says the earth
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  • was watered from beneath,
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  • so the waters came from beneath.
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  • There was a canopy
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  • over the earth
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  • that held the waters up there
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  • separate from the waters
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  • that came underneath,
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  • so they had never seen rain.
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  • So, God's Word came about
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  • a subject that was
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  • not his experience.
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  • Oh, by the way,
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  • many things in God's Word
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  • will contradict your experience.
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  • "So, Noah, you're going to have
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  • to build a boat looking like
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  • a fool on dry land simply
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  • because my word told you to.
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  • That you have no other basis
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  • for doing it other than
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  • you've heard the word
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  • of the Lord."
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  • The Bible says Noah was
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  • a preacher of righteousness.
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  • So, he and his family are
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  • building a boat during the day.
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  • During the evening,
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  • he's going out preaching.
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  • It's a real short sermon,
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  • three words, "It's gonna rain."
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  • It ain't that deep,
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  • it's gonna rain.
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  • And nobody believed him
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  • for 120 years.
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  • And all he had to go on
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  • and all he had to tell
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  • his family was,
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  • "Folks, I know, I know,
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  • I know it sounds crazy,
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  • I know we look ridiculous,
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  • but sometimes in obeying
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  • God's Word, you're going
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  • to look like a fool."
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  • 'Cause it goes
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  • against the culture,
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  • it goes against the standard,
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  • it goes against what
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  • everybody else thinks
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  • and what everybody else says.
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  • That calls into question
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  • in our minds and heart,
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  • and most certainly
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  • in our society.
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  • But the eternal perspective says
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  • that God's Word is true
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  • even though I don't see
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  • it happening right now.
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  • Because he's intervened
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  • - Tony: My greatest concern
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  • is that you are a Christian
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  • and know of your salvation.
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  • Jesus Christ died on the cross
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  • in your place as your substitute
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  • to pay for your sins in order
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  • to give you eternal life.
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:13.110
  • He has to give it away;
  • 00:10:13.110 --> 00:10:14.280
  • it can't be earned.
  • 00:10:14.280 --> 00:10:16.110
  • So, if you will go
  • 00:10:16.110 --> 00:10:17.070
  • to Jesus Christ now,
  • 00:10:17.070 --> 00:10:19.030
  • acknowledge your need
  • 00:10:19.030 --> 00:10:20.050
  • for a Savior because you
  • 00:10:20.050 --> 00:10:21.170
  • recognize you are a sinner,
  • 00:10:21.170 --> 00:10:23.230
  • and then place your trust
  • 00:10:23.230 --> 00:10:25.170
  • in Christ alone
  • 00:10:25.170 --> 00:10:27.220
  • for the forgiveness of your sins
  • 00:10:27.220 --> 00:10:29.230
  • and for the gift
  • 00:10:29.230 --> 00:10:30.130
  • of eternal life,
  • 00:10:30.130 --> 00:10:31.250
  • he will grant that to you
  • 00:10:31.250 --> 00:10:33.230
  • right here, right now.
  • 00:10:33.230 --> 00:10:35.280
  • Go to him and simply say,
  • 00:10:35.280 --> 00:10:37.110
  • "Lord Jesus, I'm a sinner.
  • 00:10:37.110 --> 00:10:39.110
  • I recognize I need a Savior.
  • 00:10:39.110 --> 00:10:41.170
  • I'm trusting you alone
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:42.290
  • to be that Savior.
  • 00:10:42.290 --> 00:10:44.190
  • Enter my life now.
  • 00:10:44.190 --> 00:10:46.100
  • Cleanse me, forgive me,
  • 00:10:46.100 --> 00:10:48.170
  • and give me the eternal life
  • 00:10:48.170 --> 00:10:50.100
  • you promised."
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  • Do that and you're
  • 00:10:51.210 --> 00:10:53.020
  • - Tony: Noah could live
  • 00:10:55.180 --> 00:10:56.160
  • a different kind of life,
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:57.170
  • because he was looking
  • 00:10:57.170 --> 00:10:58.230
  • at a different kind of Word.
  • 00:10:59.170 --> 00:11:02.190
  • Secondly, we are to live
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:05.120
  • in light of God's perspective.
  • 00:11:05.120 --> 00:11:08.000
  • Verses 8 and 9,
  • 00:11:08.000 --> 00:11:09.240
  • "Don't let this one fact
  • 00:11:09.240 --> 00:11:11.060
  • escape your notice,
  • 00:11:11.060 --> 00:11:12.130
  • beloved Christians,
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:15.050
  • that with the Lord,
  • 00:11:15.050 --> 00:11:15.270
  • one day is like 1.000 years
  • 00:11:15.270 --> 00:11:17.130
  • and 1.000 years
  • 00:11:17.130 --> 00:11:18.150
  • is like one day."
  • 00:11:19.130 --> 00:11:22.130
  • Wow.
  • 00:11:22.130 --> 00:11:25.110
  • Here's our problem.
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:27.100
  • We live life linearly.
  • 00:11:27.140 --> 00:11:30.140
  • One, two, three, four, five,
  • 00:11:30.140 --> 00:11:31.140
  • six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
  • 00:11:31.140 --> 00:11:32.170
  • linearly from this point
  • 00:11:32.170 --> 00:11:33.220
  • to this point, to this point,
  • 00:11:33.220 --> 00:11:34.290
  • to this point.
  • 00:11:34.290 --> 00:11:36.240
  • We move from seconds
  • 00:11:36.240 --> 00:11:38.130
  • to minutes to hours to days
  • 00:11:38.130 --> 00:11:40.080
  • to months to years.
  • 00:11:40.080 --> 00:11:41.170
  • We move linearly
  • 00:11:41.170 --> 00:11:43.080
  • from point A to point Z.
  • 00:11:43.240 --> 00:11:46.240
  • So, that's how we measure time.
  • 00:11:46.240 --> 00:11:49.040
  • Time is only meaningful
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:50.180
  • because of linear movement.
  • 00:11:52.080 --> 00:11:55.080
  • However, God does not operate
  • 00:11:56.080 --> 00:11:59.080
  • by linear time.
  • 00:11:59.080 --> 00:12:01.270
  • In other words,
  • 00:12:01.270 --> 00:12:03.000
  • he transcends time,
  • 00:12:03.000 --> 00:12:04.240
  • which is why the Bible calls him
  • 00:12:04.240 --> 00:12:06.070
  • the eternal God.
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:07.280
  • We live in three phases:
  • 00:12:07.280 --> 00:12:10.160
  • what was, what is,
  • 00:12:10.160 --> 00:12:11.250
  • and what is to come.
  • 00:12:11.250 --> 00:12:13.120
  • Those are our three phases of
  • 00:12:13.120 --> 00:12:15.000
  • our linear lives, yesterday,
  • 00:12:15.000 --> 00:12:16.240
  • today, and tomorrow.
  • 00:12:16.240 --> 00:12:18.280
  • That's how we live our lives,
  • 00:12:18.280 --> 00:12:20.130
  • because we live in time.
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:23.010
  • God transcends that because
  • 00:12:26.180 --> 00:12:29.180
  • he only exists in the present.
  • 00:12:31.090 --> 00:12:34.090
  • God does not have a yesterday
  • 00:12:34.090 --> 00:12:36.040
  • and he does not have a tomorrow.
  • 00:12:36.040 --> 00:12:38.270
  • He communicates to us that way
  • 00:12:38.270 --> 00:12:40.160
  • because we do have a yesterday
  • 00:12:40.160 --> 00:12:42.110
  • and we do have a tomorrow,
  • 00:12:42.110 --> 00:12:44.000
  • but he does not.
  • 00:12:44.000 --> 00:12:45.110
  • Everything is now.
  • 00:12:45.110 --> 00:12:47.290
  • When Moses said,
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:50.170
  • "When I go to your people,
  • 00:12:50.170 --> 00:12:51.170
  • they're going to ask me
  • 00:12:51.170 --> 00:12:52.100
  • who sent me.
  • 00:12:52.100 --> 00:12:53.100
  • Who shall I tell them sent me?"
  • 00:12:53.100 --> 00:12:54.250
  • God said, "You tell them,
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:56.080
  • I am that I am sent you."
  • 00:12:56.080 --> 00:12:59.070
  • I personal pronoun,
  • 00:12:59.070 --> 00:13:00.260
  • am present tense,
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:02.050
  • defined by I personal pronoun,
  • 00:13:02.050 --> 00:13:04.230
  • am present tense.
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:06.000
  • I am that I am.
  • 00:13:06.000 --> 00:13:07.100
  • In other words, the personal God
  • 00:13:07.150 --> 00:13:10.150
  • who forever lives in now.
  • 00:13:10.240 --> 00:13:13.240
  • God only knows now.
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:17.110
  • Now, I know that that's hard
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:18.290
  • to conceive, because you and I
  • 00:13:18.290 --> 00:13:21.120
  • are locked into time.
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:24.130
  • So, God's trying
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:25.190
  • to help a brother out
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:26.240
  • and help a sister out
  • 00:13:26.240 --> 00:13:28.080
  • by telling you one day
  • 00:13:28.080 --> 00:13:30.000
  • with the Lord is as 1.000 years,
  • 00:13:30.220 --> 00:13:33.220
  • and 1.000 years is as one day."
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:37.230
  • Translation, don't use
  • 00:13:37.230 --> 00:13:40.050
  • your watch to measure
  • 00:13:40.050 --> 00:13:41.120
  • God's timetable,
  • 00:13:41.140 --> 00:13:44.140
  • 'cause he didn't say one day
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:46.280
  • is 1.000 years or one day--
  • 00:13:46.280 --> 00:13:48.220
  • 1.000 years is a day,
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:50.040
  • he said it's like it.
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:51.090
  • In other words,
  • 00:13:51.090 --> 00:13:52.290
  • it's outside of your scope
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:54.220
  • of operation.
  • 00:13:54.260 --> 00:13:57.260
  • Or as Isaiah 55 puts it,
  • 00:13:57.260 --> 00:13:59.240
  • "My ways are not your ways,
  • 00:13:59.240 --> 00:14:01.100
  • and my thoughts
  • 00:14:01.100 --> 00:14:02.030
  • are not your thoughts.
  • 00:14:02.030 --> 00:14:03.050
  • As high as the heaven
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:04.060
  • is above the earth,
  • 00:14:04.060 --> 00:14:05.030
  • that's how different we are.
  • 00:14:05.030 --> 00:14:06.210
  • So, don't use your watch
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.240
  • to measure my time."
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:12.110
  • So, God wants you and me
  • 00:14:12.110 --> 00:14:13.250
  • to live from a different
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:16.110
  • vantage point.
  • 00:14:16.110 --> 00:14:18.130
  • Not from the vantage point
  • 00:14:18.130 --> 00:14:20.090
  • of the temporal,
  • 00:14:20.090 --> 00:14:21.140
  • but from the vantage point
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:23.000
  • of the eternal
  • 00:14:23.000 --> 00:14:24.070
  • while still living
  • 00:14:24.070 --> 00:14:25.250
  • in the temporal.
  • 00:14:25.250 --> 00:14:27.150
  • He wants to be driving
  • 00:14:27.150 --> 00:14:28.160
  • on the highway thinking
  • 00:14:28.160 --> 00:14:30.260
  • about the airplane.
  • 00:14:30.260 --> 00:14:33.110
  • He wants us to think heaven
  • 00:14:33.110 --> 00:14:35.100
  • while we maneuver in history.
  • 00:14:38.040 --> 00:14:41.040
  • He gets deeper,
  • 00:14:41.040 --> 00:14:42.020
  • because he makes this point
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:43.230
  • about God's perspective.
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:48.020
  • "The Lord is not slow
  • 00:14:48.020 --> 00:14:49.140
  • concerning his promises."
  • 00:14:49.140 --> 00:14:51.160
  • Hmm.
  • 00:14:51.160 --> 00:14:52.280
  • He says that,
  • 00:14:52.280 --> 00:14:54.000
  • "The Lord is not slow
  • 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:54.260
  • concerning his promises
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:55.250
  • as some count slowness,"
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:57.060
  • as we look at it.
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:15:00.130
  • Oh, let me talk about
  • 00:15:00.130 --> 00:15:01.060
  • this next phrase,
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:02.190
  • "But is patient toward you."
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:08.230
  • Now, remember,
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:09.150
  • he's writing beloved,
  • 00:15:09.150 --> 00:15:10.230
  • he's writing Christians.
  • 00:15:10.230 --> 00:15:13.220
  • God is not slow,
  • 00:15:13.220 --> 00:15:15.080
  • but you are holding him up.
  • 00:15:16.150 --> 00:15:19.150
  • Mmm.
  • 00:15:19.290 --> 00:15:22.290
  • God is only slow 'cause
  • 00:15:22.290 --> 00:15:24.260
  • you're getting in the way.
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:27.180
  • God is only slow
  • 00:15:27.180 --> 00:15:29.160
  • 'cause he's waiting,
  • 00:15:29.160 --> 00:15:31.090
  • not on him, but on you,
  • 00:15:31.090 --> 00:15:33.090
  • on the beloved,
  • 00:15:33.090 --> 00:15:34.080
  • on the Christian.
  • 00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:35.200
  • You are holding him up.
  • 00:15:36.220 --> 00:15:39.220
  • So, when God says
  • 00:15:39.220 --> 00:15:40.190
  • he's waiting on you,
  • 00:15:40.190 --> 00:15:42.150
  • he is literally saying
  • 00:15:42.150 --> 00:15:44.130
  • while you do not affect
  • 00:15:44.130 --> 00:15:46.010
  • what he ultimately determines
  • 00:15:46.010 --> 00:15:47.140
  • to do, you do affect timing.
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:53.280
  • It's a 35-day walk from Egypt
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:57.130
  • to the Promised Land
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:15:58.140
  • that took 40 years.
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:03.040
  • God never changed his plan,
  • 00:16:03.040 --> 00:16:04.280
  • "I'm going to take you
  • 00:16:04.280 --> 00:16:05.180
  • out of Egypt,
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:06.140
  • and I'm going to take you
  • 00:16:06.140 --> 00:16:07.090
  • to the Promised Land,
  • 00:16:07.090 --> 00:16:08.250
  • but you will affect
  • 00:16:08.250 --> 00:16:10.170
  • how long it takes.
  • 00:16:10.170 --> 00:16:13.080
  • It should've taken 35 days,
  • 00:16:13.080 --> 00:16:15.060
  • it has now taken you 40 years
  • 00:16:15.060 --> 00:16:17.240
  • because you left me
  • 00:16:17.240 --> 00:16:19.100
  • Abraham and Sarah had to wait
  • 00:16:25.120 --> 00:16:28.120
  • 25 years to have a promise
  • 00:16:28.120 --> 00:16:31.040
  • fulfilled of a blessing,
  • 00:16:31.040 --> 00:16:33.090
  • but because they introduced
  • 00:16:33.090 --> 00:16:34.200
  • the flesh,
  • 00:16:34.270 --> 00:16:37.270
  • what should've happened
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:38.230
  • a lot earlier took 25 years.
  • 00:16:38.230 --> 00:16:41.130
  • It didn't change what God said,
  • 00:16:41.130 --> 00:16:43.130
  • but it did change
  • 00:16:43.130 --> 00:16:44.050
  • when it happened.
  • 00:16:44.210 --> 00:16:47.210
  • Because God is waiting on us
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:50.110
  • with regard to the timing,
  • 00:16:50.110 --> 00:16:52.140
  • not with regard
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:53.050
  • to the promise.
  • 00:16:53.050 --> 00:16:55.250
  • So, some of us have been waiting
  • 00:16:55.250 --> 00:16:57.240
  • on things for a decade
  • 00:16:57.240 --> 00:16:59.180
  • that God is not free to do
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:02.010
  • because we will not walk
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:03.130
  • He says, "I'm waiting for you."
  • 00:17:09.220 --> 00:17:12.220
  • Not willing that any
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:13.210
  • should perish, but that all
  • 00:17:13.210 --> 00:17:15.060
  • should come to repentance.
  • 00:17:15.060 --> 00:17:16.050
  • He brings in evangelism.
  • 00:17:16.050 --> 00:17:17.200
  • You're praying for somebody
  • 00:17:17.200 --> 00:17:18.210
  • to get saved who you will
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:19.260
  • What he is saying to you is
  • 00:17:29.260 --> 00:17:31.130
  • that you have a part to play
  • 00:17:31.130 --> 00:17:34.110
  • So, a lot of Christians
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:41.140
  • will say, "Well,
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:42.090
  • I'm trusting the Lord."
  • 00:17:42.090 --> 00:17:44.070
  • And the Lord is saying,
  • 00:17:44.070 --> 00:17:45.050
  • "And I'm waiting on you,
  • 00:17:47.070 --> 00:17:50.070
  • 'cause I'm not slow
  • 00:17:50.070 --> 00:17:51.270
  • concerning my promise,
  • 00:17:51.270 --> 00:17:54.090
  • but you can slow me down
  • 00:17:54.090 --> 00:17:56.190
  • concerning my timing."
  • 00:17:57.280 --> 00:18:01.000
  • So, don't let it be said
  • 00:18:01.000 --> 00:18:03.090
  • that God never
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:04.000
  • came through for me
  • 00:18:04.000 --> 00:18:05.080
  • because he was waiting on me.
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:09.170
  • And that's why there's
  • 00:18:09.170 --> 00:18:10.090
  • so many things in the Bible
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:11.290
  • that tells you to do
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.120
  • something first before God
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:15.010
  • does what he does.
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:17.030
  • He wants to see the obedience
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:18.160
  • of faith before he will move.
  • 00:18:19.080 --> 00:18:22.080
  • He finally says we're to live
  • 00:18:22.080 --> 00:18:23.270
  • in light of God's priorities.
  • 00:18:24.020 --> 00:18:27.020
  • "The day of the Lord," verse 10,
  • 00:18:27.020 --> 00:18:28.070
  • "will come like
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:28.290
  • a thief unexpected."
  • 00:18:28.290 --> 00:18:31.070
  • The heavens are going
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.050
  • to pass away, they're going
  • 00:18:32.050 --> 00:18:33.100
  • to pass away with a roar.
  • 00:18:33.100 --> 00:18:34.180
  • The elements are going to be
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:36.140
  • destroyed with intense heat.
  • 00:18:36.140 --> 00:18:38.050
  • Says all these things are
  • 00:18:38.050 --> 00:18:39.060
  • to be destroyed.
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:41.010
  • Whoa, whoa.
  • 00:18:42.000 --> 00:18:45.000
  • He introduces you and me
  • 00:18:45.000 --> 00:18:46.130
  • to the uncreation.
  • 00:18:46.130 --> 00:18:48.090
  • We know about the creation,
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:50.150
  • this is the uncreation.
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:53.170
  • This is where he will
  • 00:18:53.170 --> 00:18:55.050
  • disintegrate the universe
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:56.270
  • as we now know it
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.260
  • and replace it with
  • 00:18:58.260 --> 00:19:00.100
  • a new heaven and--
  • 00:19:00.100 --> 00:19:01.200
  • a new heavens and a new earth
  • 00:19:01.200 --> 00:19:03.070
  • that will be perfect
  • 00:19:03.070 --> 00:19:04.090
  • in righteousness forever.
  • 00:19:04.090 --> 00:19:06.110
  • That's the uncreation.
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:10.000
  • Watch this now.
  • 00:19:10.000 --> 00:19:11.270
  • Since all these things
  • 00:19:11.270 --> 00:19:13.220
  • are to be destroyed,
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:16.170
  • why are you treating them
  • 00:19:16.170 --> 00:19:17.260
  • That new car is going
  • 00:19:23.140 --> 00:19:24.120
  • to be destroyed.
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:25.230
  • That money will be destroyed,
  • 00:19:25.230 --> 00:19:27.000
  • and the bank that holds it
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:28.060
  • will be destroyed.
  • 00:19:28.060 --> 00:19:29.210
  • Wall Street will melt.
  • 00:19:29.220 --> 00:19:32.220
  • All the things that men
  • 00:19:32.220 --> 00:19:34.020
  • hold high are going
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:35.260
  • to evaporate into nothing,
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:38.080
  • so why are you treating it
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:39.220
  • like it's going
  • 00:19:39.220 --> 00:19:40.140
  • to be here forever?
  • 00:19:42.000 --> 00:19:45.000
  • Because we've lost
  • 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:45.230
  • the eternal perspective,
  • 00:19:45.230 --> 00:19:47.120
  • because history has become
  • 00:19:47.120 --> 00:19:48.230
  • more important than eternity.
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.190
  • And so, we make idols of things
  • 00:19:50.190 --> 00:19:52.230
  • that are going to burn.
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:56.070
  • Now, we live in this world,
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:57.100
  • so you need a car,
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:19:58.060
  • you need a house,
  • 00:19:58.060 --> 00:19:58.280
  • you need clothes,
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:00.010
  • you need money in the bank.
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:01.040
  • Yeah, he's not--
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:03.060
  • he's not saying don't
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:04.020
  • have those things.
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  • He is saying put them
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  • in their right perspective.
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  • And so, we are to hold them
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  • So, what am I supposed to do?
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  • He tells you,
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  • "Since these things are going
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  • to be destroyed," verse 11,
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  • "what sort of people
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  • are we to be in holy conduct
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  • and godliness?"
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  • To live a life pleasing to God
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  • must be our goal
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  • since the things that
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  • would take us from God
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  • are not even going to last.
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  • And then three times he uses
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  • the phrase, verse 12,
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  • "Looking for."
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  • Verse 13, "We are looking."
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  • Verse 14, "Since you look for."
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  • Notice the word "look," look.
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  • Ah, here's the key.
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  • Three times he tells you
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  • to look.
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  • Shift what you're looking at.
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  • You cannot now shift
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  • where you live.
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  • You can, we can adjust
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  • where we look.
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  • What he is asking us to do
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  • is to look at this life
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  • from the life to come,
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  • to make the life to come
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  • bigger than the life
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  • we're now living.
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  • And if we make the life to come
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  • bigger than the life
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  • we're now living,
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  • we will live better in this life
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  • 'cause we're looking
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  • at that life.
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  • Where you look, where I look
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  • will determine how we live.
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  • "We're looking,"
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  • he says in verse 13,
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  • "for a new heaven
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  • When you do that,
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  • look at what will happen.
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  • He says in verse 12,
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  • "Looking for and hastening
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  • the coming of the day of God."
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  • Wow, looking for and hastening
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  • the coming of the day of God.
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  • To hasten something
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  • is to speed it up.
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  • You're speeding something up
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  • when you hasten it.
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  • He says we are to have
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  • an eternal perspective
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  • as our priority
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  • while we're living
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  • an earthly life now.
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  • So, while God has
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  • his fixed time,
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  • we have different speeds
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  • of movement.
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  • And our speed of movement--
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  • you know, I'm sure many of you,
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:33.270
  • like me, when you were
  • 00:22:33.270 --> 00:22:35.030
  • growing up, it looked like
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:37.260
  • it was going to take a long time
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  • to become an adult,
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  • to get out of this house.
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  • It's taking so long.
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  • We were dreaming,
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  • but why is it taking so long
  • 00:22:48.020 --> 00:22:49.060
  • to become 18?
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  • Now that I'm old, the clock,
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  • slow down, slow down,
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  • slow down, slow down.
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  • Clock be speeding up.
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  • January the first,
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  • next day is December 31.
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  • Clock just spinning
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  • and spinning and spinning.
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  • The clock hasn't changed.
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  • It's my relationship to it
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  • that's changed.
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  • He says you can hasten
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  • the day of the Lord
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  • by your movement.
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  • We'll have a lot of people
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  • in our Easter production,
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  • and in any production,
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  • whether it's on Broadway
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  • or Las Vegas production.
  • 00:23:27.090 --> 00:23:30.090
  • Here's what comes with that,
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  • a dress rehearsal.
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  • You have to have
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  • a dress rehearsal.
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  • The dress rehearsal
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  • is not the show,
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  • it is preparation for the show.
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  • But because there is a show,
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  • you need a dress rehearsal
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  • so that when the show comes,
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  • you're ready for the show
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  • 'cause you've done
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  • a dress rehearsal.
  • 00:23:52.100 --> 00:23:54.030
  • Now, the dress rehearsal
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  • is done with the show in mind.
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  • You're only thinking about
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  • that day when the performance
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  • will be made public.
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  • But to get ready for that day,
  • 00:24:03.020 --> 00:24:04.160
  • you got to rehearse today.
  • 00:24:04.200 --> 00:24:07.200
  • And you got to dress
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  • the part for the show
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  • that is to come.
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:12.270
  • Now, along the way
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  • in the dress rehearsal,
  • 00:24:14.210 --> 00:24:15.260
  • you will make some mistakes.
  • 00:24:15.260 --> 00:24:18.010
  • Along the way
  • 00:24:18.010 --> 00:24:18.220
  • in the dress rehearsal,
  • 00:24:18.220 --> 00:24:19.230
  • you're going to forget
  • 00:24:19.230 --> 00:24:20.140
  • some lines.
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  • Along the way
  • 00:24:21.160 --> 00:24:22.210
  • in the dress rehearsal,
  • 00:24:22.210 --> 00:24:24.060
  • you're going to miss some cues.
  • 00:24:24.060 --> 00:24:26.290
  • But if you keep looking
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:27.280
  • at that day,
  • 00:24:27.280 --> 00:24:30.070
  • the next rehearsal
  • 00:24:30.070 --> 00:24:31.100
  • is going to be better
  • 00:24:31.100 --> 00:24:32.050
  • than the last rehearsal
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  • 'cause you want to be
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  • your best self on that day.
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  • Guess what?
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  • My life and your life now is
  • 00:24:40.020 --> 00:24:41.270
  • a dress rehearsal for that day.
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  • When we stand before the Lord--
  • 00:24:45.150 --> 00:24:46.250
  • and yes, we will have
  • 00:24:46.250 --> 00:24:47.260
  • missed some lines
  • 00:24:47.260 --> 00:24:49.010
  • and missed some cues
  • 00:24:49.010 --> 00:24:50.110
  • and made some mistakes,
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:52.000
  • but if every time we came
  • 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:53.230
  • to rehearsal we were better
  • 00:24:53.230 --> 00:24:55.140
  • than the last time
  • 00:24:55.140 --> 00:24:57.040
  • because we lived in light
  • 00:24:57.040 --> 00:24:58.150
  • of that day today,
  • 00:24:58.150 --> 00:25:01.080
  • then our expectation
  • 00:25:01.080 --> 00:25:03.080
  • will transform our behavior,
  • 00:25:03.080 --> 00:25:06.020
  • and eternity will give us
  • 00:25:06.020 --> 00:25:07.260
  • victory in time.
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  • May God help us to live
  • 00:25:09.290 --> 00:25:12.110
  • May God help us to live
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  • [music]
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  • - Tony: God wants us to look
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  • at time from the standpoint
  • 00:25:36.070 --> 00:25:38.050
  • of eternity.
  • 00:25:38.050 --> 00:25:40.040
  • He wants us to inject backwards,
  • 00:25:40.210 --> 00:25:43.210
  • to look at the life to come
  • 00:25:43.210 --> 00:25:45.130
  • and let that define the life
  • 00:25:45.130 --> 00:25:47.160
  • that we have now.
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  • God wants heaven to inform
  • 00:25:50.030 --> 00:25:51.190
  • earth, eternity to inform time,
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:55.070
  • and he wants forever
  • 00:25:55.070 --> 00:25:57.120
  • to control history.
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  • When we begin to look at life
  • 00:25:59.130 --> 00:26:02.030
  • from the life that is to come,
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:04.260
  • we're living with
  • 00:26:04.260 --> 00:26:05.250
  • this eternal perspective,
  • 00:26:05.250 --> 00:26:08.020
  • because now we're asking
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:09.050
  • the question,
  • 00:26:09.050 --> 00:26:10.170
  • how will what I'm about to do,
  • 00:26:10.170 --> 00:26:13.030
  • where I'm about to go,
  • 00:26:13.030 --> 00:26:15.020
  • what I'm about to think,
  • 00:26:15.020 --> 00:26:17.000
  • what I'm about to say,
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  • how will that affect
  • 00:26:18.080 --> 00:26:20.170
  • what happens in the life
  • 00:26:20.170 --> 00:26:22.000
  • that is to come?
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  • Because like it or not,
  • 00:26:22.280 --> 00:26:25.280
  • this life is a dress rehearsal
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  • for eternity.
  • 00:26:29.120 --> 00:26:31.270
  • And once we get that mind-set,
  • 00:26:31.270 --> 00:26:34.180
  • once we are thinking that way,
  • 00:26:34.260 --> 00:26:37.260
  • operating that way,
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  • and have that perspective,
  • 00:26:38.270 --> 00:26:40.000
  • well, a lot of things are going
  • 00:26:40.000 --> 00:26:41.090
  • to change, aren't they?
  • 00:26:41.090 --> 00:26:43.070
  • They're going to change,
  • 00:26:43.070 --> 00:26:44.020
  • because it may be okay
  • 00:26:44.020 --> 00:26:46.030
  • for me right now,
  • 00:26:46.030 --> 00:26:47.020
  • but it won't be okay
  • 00:26:47.020 --> 00:26:48.080
  • for me then,
  • 00:26:48.080 --> 00:26:49.170
  • so then it's really not okay
  • 00:26:49.170 --> 00:26:51.010
  • for me now
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  • because I'm looking at life
  • 00:26:52.000 --> 00:26:53.280
  • through a different lens.
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  • Our Father wants us to march
  • 00:26:56.250 --> 00:26:59.090
  • to a different drumbeat
  • 00:26:59.090 --> 00:27:00.250
  • because we're listening
  • 00:27:00.250 --> 00:27:01.180
  • to a different drum.
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  • We're listening to the sounds
  • 00:27:03.120 --> 00:27:04.270
  • of eternity invading history.
  • 00:27:04.270 --> 00:27:07.160
  • So, as you begin
  • 00:27:07.160 --> 00:27:08.250
  • to live your life
  • 00:27:08.250 --> 00:27:10.190
  • or continue living your life,
  • 00:27:10.190 --> 00:27:13.030
  • adjust your decision making
  • 00:27:13.030 --> 00:27:14.290
  • as I must adjust mine.
  • 00:27:14.290 --> 00:27:17.020
  • Begin to raise the question,
  • 00:27:17.020 --> 00:27:18.110
  • how will eternity look
  • 00:27:18.110 --> 00:27:19.160
  • at my choices now?
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  • Because I want eternity
  • 00:27:21.090 --> 00:27:22.150
  • to applaud my choices now,
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  • and I want my choices now
  • 00:27:24.220 --> 00:27:26.150
  • to reflect the eternity
  • 00:27:26.150 --> 00:27:29.010
  • from which I'm looking
  • 00:27:29.010 --> 00:27:29.270
  • for that applause.
  • 00:27:29.270 --> 00:27:31.160
  • Let's live a life from eternity,
  • 00:27:31.160 --> 00:27:33.220
  • and then we'll be better off
  • 00:27:33.220 --> 00:27:35.040
  • and then we'll be better off
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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