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The Beauty of Heaven

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September 20, 2020
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Dr. Jack Graham's mission is to glorify God by introducing Jesus Christ to as Lord to all people.

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The Beauty of Heaven

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  • You can't think of heavenwithout trying to imagine its
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  • beauty, its magnificence. Iheard about a mother and a child
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  • that were walking outside, abeautiful evening, the stars
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  • were glistening like diamonds inthe dark and the girl was just
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  • taken in by the beauty of theevening and she said to her
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  • mother, asking her a question,she said, "mommy, if the wrong
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  • side of heaven is so beautifulwhat must the right side look
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  • like?" Well the fact is thereare many beautiful things this
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  • side of eternity and yet, theright side of heaven, when we
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  • are in the heaven of heavens,where Christ is, will truly be
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  • the most beautiful place that wehave ever experienced. Now the
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  • apostle John was overwhelmed, hewas taken down by the beauty of
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  • heaven, the joy of the city andhe gives us a kind of fly over,
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  • if you will, in the last twochapters of the Bible,
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  • Revelation 21 and 22, it'sreally a tour of the new
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  • Jerusalem. And so in Revelation21 verses 1-5: 1) Then I saw a
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  • new heaven and a new earth, forthe first heaven and the first
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  • earth has passed away, and thesea was no more. I explained
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  • that in a previous message. Nomore sea. [You] Say, "Well, I
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  • like the ocean." No, thistalking about separation. John
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  • was in exile, separated, lookingover the Aegean Sea, separated
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  • from his friends, living withcrazies on a penitentiary
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  • island. He was alone. And whenhe saw heaven he saw no more
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  • separation. We're with oneanother and our loved ones in
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  • Christ forever and ever. No moresea... no more separation. 2)
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  • And I saw the holy city (this isthe heavenly city) new
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  • Jerusalem, coming down out ofheaven from God, prepared as a
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  • bride adorned for her husband.3) And I heard a loud voice from
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  • the throne saying, "Behold, thedwelling place of God is with
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  • man. He will dwell with them,and they will be his people, and
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  • God himself... God himself (takea breath there) God himself will
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  • be with them as their God. 4) Hewill wipe away every tear from
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  • their eyes (every one of thempersonally, He will wipe away
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  • your tears) and death shall beno more, neither shall there be
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  • mourning, nor crying, nor painanymore, for the former things
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  • have passed away." 5) And he whowas seated on the throne (that's
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  • the Lord Jesus) "Behold, I ammaking all things new." And he
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  • said, "Write this down, forthese words are trustworthy and
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  • true." Yes, they are! The beautyof heaven. He is making all
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  • things new, which means that theheavens and the earth will be
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  • renovated for the redeemed. Andthis city... this heavenly and
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  • holy city described here will becoming down and this is in the
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  • future, the millennial kingdomof God. Remember, the Bible
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  • tells us [2 Corinthians 5:8] "toabsent from the body is to be
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  • present with the Lord." As abeliever when you die, you
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  • instantaneously, immortally arein the presence of the Lord.
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  • Jesus said to the thief on thecross [Luke 23:43], "Today you
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  • will be with me in paradise."That thief repented of his sin
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  • and believed in Jesus, and Jesustook him to heaven, to paradise
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  • with Him. Paradise... anotherpicture of beauty and the
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  • exquisiteness of eternity withChrist. And yet, there's coming
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  • a day when God will renovate theearth and the heavens, and the
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  • heavens and the earth willbecome as one. And that is what
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  • is known with theologians as theeternal state. Your condition
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  • eternally with God. That's whathe's talking about here.
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  • Comingdown out of heaven.
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  • And he saysit's like a beautiful bride.
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  • That's verse 2; also in verse10.
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  • Now one of the best sightsin my
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  • lifetime was to see my youngbride Deb, coming down the aisle
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  • at the First Baptist Church ofMineral Wells, Texas in May 22,
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  • 1970. That's 47 years ago. Itkeeps getting better and better
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  • and she's more beautiful andbeautiful to me. But I tell you,
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  • that was quite a sight when mybride came down that aisle. And
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  • you know, every groom can saythat, and should say that. I've
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  • never seen an ugly bride. I justhaven't. I've performed many
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  • wedding ceremonies. You know theguys just sort of clean up and
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  • look okay, [laughter] the bestthey can. But every bride is so
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  • beautiful, just lovely! The hairis adorned and the dress, and
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  • all the rest. Just magnificent!And John said, when he saw the
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  • holy city, the heavenly citycoming down, this city was like
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  • an adorned bride for the peopleof God. Of course, we are the
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  • bride of Christ, and we arecitizens of this city, and
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  • members of this family, andparticipants in this beauty.
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  • We're there! We're right there!And it's real! And just as a
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  • bride comes down without blot,without blemish, beautiful,
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  • breathtaking, beautiful, whenthe heavenly city descends the
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  • New Jerusalem, the new heavens,the new earth, it's going to be
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  • a beautiful and wondrous sightto behold. Like a diamond in the
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  • sky. Dazzling like diamonds andemeralds and rubies.
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  • Scintillating and glorious! Thecapitol city of heaven is the
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  • New Jerusalem, and Jerusalem, ofcourse, is an important... very
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  • important city in all of thehistory of our faith, the
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  • history of the Bible and thehistory of the world. Jerusalem
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  • is important in history. It'simportant in prophecy because at
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  • the very center of the propheticword of God is the nation of
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  • Israel and its capitolJerusalem, and the destiny of
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  • nations. Even today, though, ithas been decimated many times
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  • through the years, and there areruins still everywhere...
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  • Seventeen times the city ofJerusalem has been defeated and
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  • destroyed, left to rubble, and18 times the city, the people
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  • have gotten up again, becauseGod's hand is upon Israel and
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  • the people and this nation. TheBible today ... the Bible
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  • proclaims that Israel will beand is the geo-political center
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  • of the earth. Ezekiel 5:5 says,"I have set you (Jerusalem) in
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  • the midst of the nations." Inother words, Jerusalem is the
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  • touch point; it's the referencepoint for the entire earth.
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  • We're also told in the propheticword that Jerusalem will be a
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  • stumbling block to the nationsand we know that's true! So much
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  • crisis and so much division as aresult of Jerusalem and people's
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  • fight to maintain Jerusalem andpower and control in Jerusalem.
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  • That's all in the plan of God.And ultimately Jesus our Lord
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  • and Savior will, just as Heascended from the Mount of
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  • Olives in Jerusalem, willdescend... [Acts 1:11] "This
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  • same Jesus taken up from youinto heaven will come again in
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  • the same way that you have seenHim go." And He will return to
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  • Jerusalem and establish Hiseternal millennial kingdom.
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  • That's what this is talkingabout. Revelation 21:10 speaks
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  • of the great city of our God!And what a city it is. It's the
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  • community of God's people. Acity should primarily be known
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  • for its people. I mean, thereare beautiful cities and city
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  • sites and scenes and buildingsand skyscrapes and even small
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  • towns with their lovely streetsand all the rest. But ultimately
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  • a city is known for its people.A town, a city is known for what
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  • it is like. You like a city, youdon't like a city typically
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  • based on who lives there. Well,this beautiful holy city will be
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  • perfect and pure and pristinebecause in that day, according
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  • to verse 8 God is going to drainthe swamp. 8) But as for the
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  • cowardly, the faithless, thedetestable, as for murderers,
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  • the sexually immoral, andsorcerers and idolaters, and all
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  • liars, their portion will be inthe lake that burns with fire
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  • and sulfur, which is the seconddeath." And if you believe in
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  • heaven, you must believe in hellbecause the same Bible that
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  • tells us there's a beautifulheaven, tells us that there is a
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  • terrible hell. That there is aheaven to gain, and that there
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  • is a hell to shun. Yes, there isa hell because in heaven there
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  • is no rebellion, there is nosin. We live in a sin-sick
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  • world, an ugly and broken world.I've already said there are many
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  • beautiful things on earth thatwe enjoy. I love living here. I
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  • do. I'm grateful for the beauty.We see the good in people. We
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  • see good neighbors being goodneighbors to others all around
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  • whether it is a crisis, anatural disaster, we see people
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  • rally. We see a lot of goodness,don't we? And we can celebrate
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  • that. But we also know thatthere's a tremendous amount of
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  • ugliness and brokenness in ourworld. There's so much of it.
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  • Our world is filled, not withbeauty, but with brokenness. And
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  • that's because of a thing calledthe curse of sin. Because sin...
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  • Sin has shattered the humancondition, and our world is in
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  • trouble because of sin, andthere is so much of this
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  • darkness in the world. In 1971John Lennon wrote a song, well
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  • known, about the future and hespoke of a utopian world in this
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  • song. He pled for a place thatwould be beautiful and lovely.
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  • He called it "Imagine", and init he crooned a world without
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  • religion, no god, no heaven, nohell, but just a perfect world
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  • in perfect peace, void ofreligious strife and human
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  • division, and all the rest."Imagine". Imagine there's no
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  • heaven, imagine there's no hell.He wanted something more,
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  • something better. And yet onDecember 8, 1980 John Lennon was
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  • gunned down in New York near hisapartment in Manhattan by an
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  • assassin, and he was a directhit to the ugliness and the
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  • darkness of a world that hasgone astray. There's no world
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  • without God. There's no futurewithout Him. Everything in this
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  • present condition of life ismarred and scarred and charred
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  • by sin. The world is broken.Filled with broken dreams,
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  • broken hearts, broken promises,broken marriages, broken
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  • families, broken communities,broken bodies, broken hopes. And
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  • the rubble... we see iteverywhere. The ruins are
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  • everywhere. No wonder Jesussaid, "Don't lay up your
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  • treasures here because you can'ttake that with you. But you can
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  • send it ahead. Lay up treasuresin heaven. Invest in heavenly
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  • things! If your heart is therehow can we stay here with our
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  • hearts and our affections andour ambitions? There is
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  • something better, somethinggreater. Don't leave your
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  • treasures here, but invest inthe things that matter the most.
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  • What would you take with you?Now verse 12 begins a
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  • description, and this truly isgoing to be a quick flyover, but
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  • it begins a description of thisheavenly city. Verse 11, we need
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  • to note that. It says: 11) "...having the glory of God (We're
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  • going to talk about the glory ofheaven next week)... its
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  • radiance like a most rare jewel,like jasper, clear as crystal.
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  • (So imagine in your mind this...this crystal city, this
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  • celestial city.) 12) It had agreat, high wall,... Yes,
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  • there's going to be a wall inheaven! It's going to get built!
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  • And Donald Trump is not going tobuild it! [laughter] It's a high
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  • wall, 12 gates. 14) And the wallof the city (verse 14) had 12
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  • foundations,... (And verse 15)15) And the one who spoke with
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  • me had a measuring rod of goldin measuring the city and it s
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  • gates and it's walls. And soverse 16 is worth noting: 16)
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  • The city lies foursquare. Inother words, it's a cube... it's
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  • a crystal cube. This imagery isfascinating, isn't it? 16) its
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  • length is the same as its width.And he measured the city by his
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  • rod, 12.000 stadia. Its lengthand its width and its height are
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  • equal. 17) He measured its wall,144 cubits by human measurement,
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  • which is also an angel'smeasurement. Angels have their
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  • own measurements, I guess, butthey're similar to human
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  • measurements. But here is thiscity and the size of it is
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  • astronomically large. Now, I'mnot good at mathematics, I'm
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  • really not. How I got out oftenth grade geometry I have no
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  • clue. Good friends, I guess. Buthere's the geometry of this
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  • thing. Fifteen hundred miles...that's the distance described
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  • here in every direction and themeasurement is of a cube. Now
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  • according to the scholars,therefore, when you add it up,
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  • the cube... the square miles ofa cube is two million, two
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  • hundred and fifty thousand... ah... square miles! Two million,
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  • two hundred and fifty thousandsquare miles on the ground!
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  • That's just on the ground. Thatdoesn't consider the width and
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  • the height. And it's estimatedthat approximately 30 billion
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  • people have lived on earth sinceits creation... 30 billion, give
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  • or take a billion or two. Sothat would mean that there is
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  • plenty of room in heaven if all30 billion went to heaven, and
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  • we know not everyone goes toheaven. There would be over 200
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  • miles per person of livingspace, and that's just in the
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  • heavenly city. Remember, this isjust the capitol city. We'll
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  • have all of the universe, theheavens to explore. And this is
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  • the capitol city but there...There's plenty of room. The
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  • point is there's plenty of roomfor the family of God to include
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  • everyone who follows Jesus. Thatmeans there's a place and a
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  • space for you, reserved inheaven for you who are believers
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  • in the Lord Jesus Christ. Andthat's magnificent to me. The
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  • wall is built of jasper and thecity was pure gold, like glass.
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  • I brought you some photos ofjust some of the gems that are
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  • described here. And, that's asapphire, agate... (I don't even
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  • know how to pronounce some ofthese), emeralds (oh, that's a
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  • good one), and onyx... Look atsome of these, all described
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  • here, these beautiful jewels,the bejeweled city of God. We
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  • sing I heard about a city withmany colors, and the God who
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  • painted the wings of abutterfly, who blended the
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  • colors of the rainbow, who isthe light of the city and
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  • reflecting His radiance, thesegorgeous gems is describing just
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  • how beautiful this place isgoing to be, where we're going
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  • to spend eternity. Even thestreets we're told are made of
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  • gold. Verse 21: 21) And thetwelve gates were twelve pearls,
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  • each of the gates made of asingle pearl... This is the
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  • reference to the pearly gates.They're really not pearly...
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  • plural, they're pearl gates. Onepearl. And you know how a pearl
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  • is made, right? An oyster isirritated... the creature inside
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  • the shell is irritated by somesand or debris and as a result
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  • the creature secretes a fluidwhich surrounds the
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  • irritation... the pain and thehurt, and it becomes a pearl. So
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  • a pearl is birthed in pain.These gates of pearl. And to me
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  • that always signifies the factthat the entrance to heaven, the
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  • beautiful pearl gates of heavenremind us forever of the price
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  • that was paid at the cross! Thepain of the cross! The suffering
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  • of the cross! And the samenail-scarred hands that opened
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  • the gates of grace will open tous the great gates of glory!
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  • Indescribably wonderful! Streetsof gold... [the] word here is
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  • translucent gold, see-throughgold. On earth we treasure gold.
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  • We strive for gold. Every... wewant gold, riches and money. In
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  • heaven they make streets out ofthe stuff. Yes, heaven is going
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  • to be an enriching and elevatingplace! So many things beautiful
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  • about heaven. And, of course, Heis the God of wonders who is
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  • making it. He is the Lamb who isthe light of the city. No more
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  • night. And John, when it comesto describing the heavenly city,
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  • what he is seeing there, it'sinteresting that he tells us
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  • some things that are not there.And in some ways it's easier to
  • 00:20:09.898 --> 00:20:17.272
  • describe heaven by what is notthere than what is there! And he
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  • says what is not there, verse 4,no more tears, no more terrors
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  • or death, no more crying, pain,suffering. Why? No more sin. Had
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  • there been no sin there wouldhave been no suffering. Had
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  • there been no suffering, therewould have been no death. And
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  • this is the place where deathhas died! The risen Lamb of God
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  • reigns... radiates from thethrone of God! And it is His
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  • beauty that attracts us! It isHis glory that draws us in! And,
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  • yes, we will see His beautifulface! And when you get down to
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  • it, it won't be streets of goldor gates of pearl, the
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  • translucent crystal cities thatwill be the main attraction for
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  • us in heaven, but it will be thebeautiful face of Jesus. Some of
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  • the great preachers ofyesteryear brought sermons
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  • regarding the beauty of God. Weneed more sermons like that. The
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  • beauty of God, the beauty ofJesus. "And one glimpse of His
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  • dear face all sorrows will erasewhen we see Christ." [I've]Done
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  • a lot of funeral services in mytime, seen a lot of tears, a lot
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  • of broken hearts when peoplebury their loved ones and half
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  • their hearts with them. But inheaven there'll be no funeral
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  • processions down streets ofgold. There will be no more sad
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  • goodbyes, no more tears stainingour cheeks, cause we will live
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  • in the perfect bliss and beautyand blessedness of Jesus. We
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  • will see His face. I wish Icould describe it for you
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  • better. Dr. R. G. Lee... RobertG. Lee, the preacher of Bellevue
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  • Baptist Church in Memphis,Tennessee, was one of a... one
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  • of the greatest preachers of ageneration. He was a magnificent
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  • orator type, and, boy, he couldpaint a picture! I got to hear
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  • him preach when he was 92 yearsof age. And even then, I mean,
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  • he just ... He would get up andsay things like, "And the moon
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  • was blossoming like a yellowjonquil in the garden of the
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  • stars." Now if I said somethinglike that today, you would laugh
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  • me off the platform. [laughter]But, you know, that was that era
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  • and that generation. And he wasso descriptive. His vocabulary
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  • was truly extensive. And it cametime to die, and Dr. Rogers...
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  • Adrian Rogers, his pastor whosucceeded him at Bellevue...
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  • many of you know Dr. AdrianRogers, also now in heaven, went
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  • to see him. I believe the storyis he took Billy Graham with
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  • him. And they went to see Dr.Lee on his death bed. And Lee
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  • drew them up close and said,"Let me tell you something, I
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  • never did it justice... I neverdid it justice." Now if anybody
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  • did the descriptions of heavenjustice, it would have been Lee.
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  • But he said, "It's morebeautiful than you can imagine."
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  • A few days later his faithturned to sight and he saw it
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  • all! And so will you if youbelieve and trust in Jesus. Do
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  • you know for sure, for certainthat if you were to die today
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  • that you would go to heaven, ifChrist were to come this hour,
  • 00:24:16.645 --> 00:24:19.347
  • would you be with Him forever?You can know, you must know.
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  • "These things are written thatyou might know that you have
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  • eternal life." And to know Jesusis to know eternal life because
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  • heaven is Jesus, it's being withHim. So the way to be with Him
  • 00:24:30.325 --> 00:24:35.297
  • is to receive Him into your liferight now and I'm going to give
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  • you an opportunity wherever youare, you may be watching online,
  • 00:24:38.800 --> 00:24:42.704
  • maybe listening on radio,watching on the podcast, just
  • 00:24:42.737 --> 00:24:46.841
  • invite Christ into your lifebecause the Bible says, "whoever
  • 00:24:46.875 --> 00:24:50.178
  • calls upon the name of the Lordwill be saved." If you confess
  • 00:24:50.211 --> 00:24:53.548
  • with your mouth the Lord JesusChrist and believe in your heart
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  • that God has raised Him from thedead you will be saved. And if
  • 00:24:56.952 --> 00:25:00.789
  • you right now will turn fromyour sin, that's repentance and
  • 00:25:00.822 --> 00:25:04.459
  • trust in Christ, that's faithand receive the gift of eternal
  • 00:25:04.492 --> 00:25:08.630
  • life He will save you now andforever, that's God's promise
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  • not mine. So will you just praywith child-like faith this
  • 00:25:13.935 --> 00:25:19.474
  • simple prayer: Lord Jesus Iinvite you to come into my life.
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  • I trust you as my Lord andSavior. I repent of my sins, I
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  • receive you Lord. I call on yourname. Just say, "Jesus, Jesus
  • 00:25:29.951 --> 00:25:35.557
  • come into my life, I do believe,I now receive," and if you will
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  • do that I promise you accordingto God's word He will forgive
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  • all your sins, He will come intoyour life and you can be as
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  • certain for heaven as if youwere already there.
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  • [Music]
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  • Just imagine,He's been preparing heaven for
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  • us for the past 2.000 years!It's going to be beautiful
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  • beyond description. I wrote"Heaven, Your Best Life is Yet
  • 00:26:06.087 --> 00:26:09.724
  • to Come" because heaven is ourhome in Jesus Christ, and if you
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  • know Christ you're going toheaven. You don't get there by
  • 00:26:14.029 --> 00:26:17.265
  • your own good deeds or by yourown good works but by the grace
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  • of God because He loved you,died on the cross for you and
  • 00:26:20.301 --> 00:26:23.371
  • rose again and so that's how yougo to heaven and therefore
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  • because you're going there youcan live with a purpose and
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  • anticipate a reward when you'rewith the Lord forever, that's
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  • what we talk about among manyother things in the new book on
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  • it's where you're going to spendeternity so you need to know
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  • where you're going and how to gothere and how to help others get
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  • there as well. And that's one ofthe reasons, of course, we have
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