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Heaven, Really?

Watch Heaven, Really?
October 20, 2019
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Power Point with Jack Graham

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Heaven, Really?

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  • Heaven is awesome! Wonderful. Beyond our
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  • imagination! The place that our Lord is preparing for us defies
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  • description. And as believers and followers of the Lord Jesus,
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  • we are on our way to a place that we've never been before.
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  • Now I don't know about you, but when I'm heading for vacation or
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  • somewhere, I... I get all the information I can about that
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  • place. I pull up on the Internet and the... the hotel and the
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  • certainly information about the flight and where we're going and
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  • what ah... entertainment is around in the area, and where we
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  • can eat. Pull up YELP and find ah... the best eating places,
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  • and... and so on. I want to make sure that we get the most out of
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  • our trip away. And so ah... we need to know more and more. If
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  • you're going to a place called heaven than you certainly ought
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  • to have a desire to know as much as you can about this wonderful
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  • place. Now the Apostle Paul said that it is so great that [1
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  • Corinthians 2:9] "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has
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  • entered into the heart of man all that God has prepared for
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  • us." Sometimes we stop right there. It's true that heaven
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  • defies description and is beyond our imagination. I can only
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  • imagine. But that verse goes on to say that [1 Corinthians 2:10]
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  • "He has revealed these things to those of us who know and follow
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  • Christ by His Spirit." So in the Word of God there is testimony
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  • regarding what heaven is and what heaven is like. So we're
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  • going to take two weeks... first, today to talk about what
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  • heaven is, and then next week, what heaven is like. Life is a
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  • journey, and the longer we walk with Jesus in this life... the
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  • longer we follow Christ, the nearer we get to home. Therefore
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  • our mindset... our mentality ah... as Christians... our world
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  • view... Everybody has a world view... the way you view the
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  • world, the way you view life. Our world view is onward and
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  • upward; to the degree that as we think more and more about our
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  • heavenly home, heaven becomes the habit of our hearts. We
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  • develop a longing, a desire. The Apostle Paul said [Philippians
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  • 1:23], "I have a desire to depart and be with Christ which
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  • is far better." Heaven... when you're on your way home, becomes
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  • the reference point for everything in life... the pivot
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  • point for how we live our lives; to set our affections
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  • (Colossians 3:2) "on things above and not on things below."
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  • Jesus said [Matthew 6:33], "Seek first the kingdom of God and His
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  • righteousness...." He said [Matthew 6:20], "Lay up for
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  • yourselves treasures in heaven, for where your treasure is, your
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  • heart will be also." So we have our treasures in heaven. And yet
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  • unfortunately... unfortunately too many... even some in the
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  • family of God... have little aim or ambition regarding heaven.
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  • You don't think much about eternity. In fact, you may be
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  • thinking right now, don't talk to me about heaven! Tell me how
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  • I can get through this next week, not about heaven. Heaven
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  • can wait. And the reason that some people think this way is
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  • because of so many myths and misconception regarding heaven.
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  • I mean who would want to go to a place that is so boring that all
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  • you do is sit on a cloud, pluck a harp, shine your halo every
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  • now and then, like eternal valium, and just waste eternity
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  • away! Boring! But that's not what heaven is like. In fact,
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  • the Scripture tells us that in heaven all things are new.
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  • Everything is brand new, everything is fresh! In life
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  • things waste away, everything gets old, but in heaven every
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  • day is a brand new day! That's why in heaven you'd walk up to
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  • someone and say, "Have a great day!" What? Are you new here?
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  • Every day's a great day in heaven! It's all new, it's all
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  • fresh, it's all exciting. And we, therefore, have an eternal
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  • vision for our lives that includes and encompasses this
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  • great reward and rejoicing in heaven. Of course, people who
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  • don't read their Bibles have all kinds of bizarre and crazy ideas
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  • about what heaven is like. This includes our friends and even
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  • our family members and otherwise very fine and brilliant people.
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  • For example, Maria Shriver talks about what's heaven? And she
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  • describes in this ah... book or article what heaven is like in
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  • order to help her children understand what happens after
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  • death. And this is what Maria Shriver says what happens after
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  • death. She says: "Heaven is somewhere you believe in. It's a
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  • beautiful place where you can sit on soft clouds and talk to
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  • other people who are there. (Are you gagging yet? [laughter]) At
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  • night you can sit nex... At night you can sit next to the
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  • stars which are the brightest of anywhere in the universe. (I can
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  • hear the music "When I wish upon a star...") If you're good
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  • throughout your life, then you get to go to heaven. When your
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  • life is finished here on earth, God sends angels down to take
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  • you up to heaven to be with Him. And grandma is... (she begins
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  • talking about grandma now.) alive in me. Most important she
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  • taught me to believe in myself. She's in a safe place with the
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  • stars. (Pastor hums Twilight Zone theme) with God and the
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  • angels. She's watching over us from up there. And I want you to
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  • know... (Now she's talking to her great grandma) that even
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  • though you are no longer here, your spirit will always be alive
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  • in me." Seriously? Come on. Is that heaven? Not at all! God is
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  • in me." Seriously? Come on. Is that heaven? Not at all! God is
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  • preparing heaven for us! And because heaven is prepared for
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  • us, it is a destination... it is our destination and it is our
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  • motivation. If you're taking notes, that's the two parts of
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  • this message: our destiny... our destination is heaven and our
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  • motivation is heaven. C. S. Lewis said, "If you read history
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  • you will find that the Christians who do the most in
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  • this present world were those who thought most of the next."
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  • So let's think about heaven. Heaven is a destination... a
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  • place. Jesus said in John 14 and in the first 6 verses... read
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  • along with me: 1) "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in
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  • God; believe also in Me. 2) In my Father's house are many rooms
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  • or mansions. And if it were not so, would I have told you that I
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  • go to prepare a place for you? 3) And if I go and prepare a
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  • place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that
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  • where I am there you may be also. 4) And you know the way to
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  • where I am going." 5) And Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not
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  • know where you are going. How can we know the way?" 6) Jesus
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  • said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one
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  • comes to the Father except through me." Heaven is our
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  • destination! "I prepare a place for you." Heaven is a real
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  • place. "Heaven? Really?" Yes! A place more real than the place
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  • that we're living this very day! It is not an ethereal existence
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  • in eternity; a wispy, weak, twilight zone! Not a fictional
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  • never-never land for lost children. But it is God's
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  • ever-ever land, prepared for us! Jesus called this place the
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  • Father's house. The reality of it! Today we speak of something
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  • as being heavenly. We use... we use the idea of heaven as being
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  • an adjective or an attitude. "Oh, that just a heavenly
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  • experience!" Or "that was a heavenly piece of pie!" No,
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  • heaven is not just... just an adjective; it's not just an
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  • attitude of our minds or a state of mind in... in eternity
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  • somewhere in the universe. Heaven is a real place! And it
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  • is a real place where God lives, where God reigns, where His
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  • throne exists. The Bible tells us that Jesus came from heaven.
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  • Not the heavens of the planetary , the solar systems, not... not
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  • the heavens of the atmosphere around us, but the heaven of
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  • heavens, that the Apostle Paul called the third heaven. He was
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  • elevated into the very presence of God where he said, "I saw
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  • things there that I'm not allowed to speak." Jesus, after
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  • His death and resurrection, ascended back to heaven where in
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  • the place of authority, the right hand of the Father, He is
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  • worshiped as Savior and Lord and God and Redeemer every day!
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  • "Worthy, worthy! Holy, holy!" This is what makes heaven
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  • heaven... the fact that He is there! It will be wonderful to
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  • see the sights, to hear the sounds and taste the delights of
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  • heaven, but the glory of heaven is Jesus Himself! The presence
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  • of Christ! Heaven is glorious because Christ Himself is the
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  • glory of heaven! Jesus is what heaven is all about! And the
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  • longer you walk with Him... the longer you life for Him, the
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  • more you want to see Him! The more precious heaven becomes!
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  • Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you." All of this in
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  • the shadow of the cross. He gathered His disciples in the
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  • upper room and He spoke to them of these eternal things, this
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  • last will and testament of Jesus. It is as though before
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  • Jesus left, he said, "Now I want you to look with Me for just a
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  • moment beyond the veil, into eternity, and I want you to see
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  • what I am doing. "I go to prepare a place for you, that
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  • where I am, there you will be also."
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  • [Music]
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  • [Music]
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  • Spiritual forces
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  • are at work behind every victory, every defeat, every
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  • blessing and every disappointment you experience.
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  • That's why I wrote my new book, "Unseen" and it's why I want to
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  • send you a copy today. Challenging popular opinion
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  • about spiritual warfare, "Unseen" teaches you how to
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  • navigate this present world in light of the forces that you
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  • cannot see and it's full of practical, in-depth guidance
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  • about the spiritual realm in which all of us, including you
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  • are a part. And my prayer is that after reading "Unseen" you
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  • will come away enlightened about the supernatural world and be
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  • encouraged that God can provide protection, provision and power,
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  • His very presence to win spiritual battles every day of
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  • your life. There is an unseen, invisible world that surrounds
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  • us everyday, it's just as real as you are. Want to know more?
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  • Then get the book; it will completely change your attitude
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  • toward the spiritual world so please order your copy of
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  • "Unseen" today.
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  • Heaven is real. It is more real than this
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  • visible world. Everything around us is dying and decaying. This
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  • world is transitory and temporary. Hold your place there
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  • in John's Gospel and go to 2 Corinthians, the fourth
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  • chapter... verse 18: 18) as we look not at the things that are
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  • seen but to the things that are unseen (invisible). For the
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  • things that are seen are transient, but the things that
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  • are unseen are eternal. Nothing is more obvious than the
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  • transitory, temporal nature of this life. Romans 8 tells us
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  • that the entire creation groans under the burden and the
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  • brokenness of sin. All of creation is groaning. Mother
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  • nature is dying. And all life is headed for a destination beyond
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  • what we know today! Nothing is permanent! At times we wish that
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  • what we had was more permanent. We look at a beautiful sunset,
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  • we feel the moment and we think "I wish this could last
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  • forever." We look into the face of a beautiful baby, and it's
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  • glorious, and we think, "I wish this moment would last forever!"
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  • Your... your... your... your boy friend asks you to marry him and
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  • you think, "I wish this would last forever!" And maybe your
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  • marriage right now seems like it's taking forever. But our
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  • best days and our best moments... those little miracles
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  • of life... the greatest days, these are all transitory, they
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  • are all temporal. [It's] Foolish to build our lives on things
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  • that don't last, that don't ultimately matter, to hold too
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  • tightly to this world without any consideration of eternity.
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  • The Scripture says later in chapter 5... look at it... that
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  • in heaven we will receive immortal, eternal bodies, [2
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  • Corinthians 5:1-2] "For we know that if the tent that is our
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  • earthly home... (your tent is your physical frame, your body;
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  • that's your earthly home)... is destroyed, we have a building
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  • from God, a house that is not made with hands, eternal in the
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  • heavens. For in this tent we groan." (Say, "Amen!") [Pastor
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  • chuckles] I groaned when I got out of bed this morning.] In
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  • this tent... in this earthly tent we groan, longing to come
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  • face to face with our mortality. Have you come face to face with
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  • your own mortality? I have. When a doctor calls you and says you
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  • have cancer, that's a wakeup call to our own mortality. I'm
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  • grateful that that cancer is gone, but, I'm still decaying,
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  • and so are you. Our bodies are dying; our bodies are groaning.
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  • It's really upsetting that I can't do some of the great
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  • things I did on the baseball field anymore. (The older I get,
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  • the better I was.) [laughter] Really upsetting. So how
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  • silly... how foolish Jesus said, to build your house... your life
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  • on things that don't last. Verse 3: 3) indeed by putting we may
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  • not be found naked (that is, exposed to judgment). 4) For
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  • while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened-not
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  • that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further
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  • clothed. (We are longing for this immortality. God has set
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  • eternity in our heart) so that this mortal may be swallowed up
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  • by life. He goes on to say that God's Spirit has given us the
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  • guarantee that one day we will be with him forever! Yes, heaven
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  • is a place where we live in real bodies in a real existence in a
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  • real place. Not disembodied spirits floating around in the
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  • universe somewhere, but in bodies set free from sin and set
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  • free from suffering and set free from decay and death, because we
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  • have been made alive by the resurrection of Christ! David,
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  • the great king... He was a shepherd, he was a soldier, he
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  • was a sovereign king. He experienced most everything,
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  • most every pleasure this world could give him, and yet he said
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  • in Psalm 17 and verse 15, a verse you ought to know and
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  • mark, "As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness; I
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  • shall be satisfied with Your likeness." We are not made for
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  • this world; we will ultimately and only be satisfied when we
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  • rise in the resurrection in the likeness of our Lord. Therefore,
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  • we don't hold tightly to the things of this world. We hold
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  • loosely because as the Scripture says [Philippians 1:21], "to
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  • live is Christ and to die is gain." This place called heaven
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  • is not only a destination, but it is a motivation today. The
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  • upward call of God. How so? How is heaven a motivation for us
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  • today? Heaven is not just about your future, but it is about
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  • today as well. The reality of heaven enables us to endure
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  • life's tests and life's tragedies, encourages us to
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:20:04.110
  • enjoy the pleasures of life to the fullest. Heaven motivates
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  • us, elevates our desire to live holy lives! To live pure and
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  • godly lives for He who has this hope in himself purifies
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  • himself. Heaven motivates us to tell as many people as possible
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  • how to get there, how to go there! Because we don't want to
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  • go to heaven by ourselves! Mothers would stand by their
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  • children and say, "I'll not go to heaven without my children!"
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  • We're motivated by heaven. The fact is we're all nearing home.
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  • When I was playing baseball, I loved the moment of rounding
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  • third and heading home. Sprinting to score. Isn't that
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  • what the game is about? Scoring? Getting home? And for the
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  • Christian that is what life is about! Getting home! The world
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  • says you can't go home again, but Jesus said, to the contrary,
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  • "Follow Me, I'll take you there." And when we arrive in
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  • our heavenly home we will immediately feel at home. Jesus
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  • said, "It's my Father's house. In my Father's house there's
  • 00:21:24.150 --> 00:21:28.220
  • plenty of room, there's plenty of mansions, plenty of places,
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  • plenty of compartments... plenty of everything for you to enjoy."
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  • And in heaven there will be no introductions needed. You will
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  • know your loved ones. [1 Corinthians 13:12] "Now we know
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  • in part, but then we shall know even as we are known." People
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  • ask, "Will we know our loved ones in heaven?" Certainly. Do
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  • you think you'll have less sense in heaven than you have here on
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  • earth? Certainly, you'll know. You'll know everyone without
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  • introduction. It won't be those crazy parties where everybody
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  • wears a nametag. There'll be no need for directions. You can put
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  • away your i-phone and the little maps thing. Nor is there going
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  • to be somebody... you know, Peter in a golf cart showing you
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  • your heavenly real estate. No directions necessary! We will
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  • spend eternity in His presence, and yes, we will engage in
  • 00:22:24.130 --> 00:22:28.010
  • conversations that are beautiful and brilliant. We will converse
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  • with our ancestors. I look forward to meeting some of my
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  • old granddaddies and grandmamas. But it occurred to me this week
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  • something that I'd never really thought much about. We will
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  • converse with our descendants... our children's children's
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  • children. What a day it's going to be. Home is a place where
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  • you're comfortable, where you're always welcome. They have to
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:09.140
  • take you in at home, right? Where you're accepted and loved
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  • and prayed for. Home is a place where you can be yourself, where
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  • you can get comfortable. I'll tell you what I'm going to do as
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  • soon I get home this afternoon. I'm taking this suit off and I'm
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  • going to put on what Ian calls my comfy clothes. They're not
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  • fit for public consumption [laughter] but for home they're
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  • good! And we're going... In heaven like home, we're going to
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  • talk and laugh. You want to make your house a home, make sure
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  • your house is filled with laughter and joy. The place
  • 00:23:46.220 --> 00:23:51.030
  • where your kids want to bring their friends over. Heaven is
  • 00:23:51.040 --> 00:23:56.170
  • going to be filled with laughter, echoing through the
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  • hallways of heaven. Heaven is place where you're loved
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  • perfectly. No homelessness there. We were built... made
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  • with a homing instinct. He has set eternity in our hearts. We
  • 00:24:12.110 --> 00:24:20.070
  • have a desire to go home to be with the Lord. We know
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  • instinctively this isn't it. There's more... so much more. I
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  • look at the faces of homeless people. People living on the
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  • streets. It's one of the saddest things you can see, isn't it?
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  • The emptiness, the gaze in people's eyes who are homeless.
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  • But you not only see it on the streets... people living there
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  • under bridges, but you see that homelessness in the face of your
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  • friends and your family members at times. People you work with,
  • 00:24:54.140 --> 00:24:59.130
  • people you go to school with them. An emptiness in their
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  • eyes. Because we were made for home. But look, as long as you
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  • tell people that they are just a product of DNA or slime, that
  • 00:25:11.050 --> 00:25:18.010
  • we're higher evolved animals, that life is really a
  • 00:25:18.020 --> 00:25:23.230
  • dead-end... As long as you tell people that, no wonder people
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  • are living without hope! Homeless, without Christ and a
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  • future. But the focus of our heart is our heavenly home. We
  • 00:25:35.250 --> 00:25:42.290
  • are to live on tip-toe with expectation and anticipation of
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  • seeing Jesus.
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  • [Music]
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  • Our Lord spoke of two roads, two very
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  • different roads, one that was and is a broad road that leads
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  • to destruction and eternal death, which is hell. And then
  • 00:26:03.040 --> 00:26:08.050
  • He spoke of a narrow road that leads to life and to heaven.
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  • There is a decision that every one of us must make and this
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  • decision determines our eternal destiny. There is the decisions
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  • regarding the easy path that leads to the awfulness of hell
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  • and the harder path, the more difficult path that leads to the
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  • amazing awesomeness of heaven. Heaven really is awesome,
  • 00:26:32.280 --> 00:26:38.180
  • wonderful beyond our imagination. The place that
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  • Jesus is preparing for us, it actually defies human
  • 00:26:42.060 --> 00:26:46.100
  • description. Now, I don't know much about you but when I'm
  • 00:26:46.110 --> 00:26:51.040
  • heading for vacation I get all the information I can about the
  • 00:26:51.050 --> 00:26:54.240
  • place I'm staying, the place that I'm going and you know, if
  • 00:26:54.250 --> 00:26:59.290
  • you're called to a place named heaven then you certainly should
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  • have a desire to know as much as you can about this place before
  • 00:27:03.140 --> 00:27:07.090
  • you get there because you want to know not only how to get
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  • there but how to make an impact on the world on your way there.
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  • It really is fascinating to think about heaven. In UNSEEN we
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  • also gain an understanding of the unseen realities of angels,
  • 00:27:20.100 --> 00:27:24.170
  • of demons, of Satan himself and spiritual forces that affect our
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  • lives every day. Getting a glimpse of the unseen world will
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  • forever change your salvation, how you look at this world and
  • 00:27:34.240 --> 00:27:38.080
  • will give you a new perspective on the spiritual realm that is
  • 00:27:38.090 --> 00:27:41.280
  • all around us and it will change the way you think about your
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