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November 21, 2019
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • WHEN WE READ THE LATEST HEADLINES OR WATCH THE EVENING NEWS,
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  • IT APPEARS AS IF THE WORLD IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • WHILE OUR COUNTRY CONTINUES DOWN A PATH OF MORAL COMPROMISE,
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  • TERRORIST GROUPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • ARE POISED TO ATTACK OUR CITIZENS.
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  • WELL, WE'RE STARTING A NEW SERIES
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  • CALLED "COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE"
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  • AND IN THE COMING DAYS WE'LL EXAMINE
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  • HOW CURRENT EVENTS SIGNAL THAT WE ARE LIVING
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  • IN WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS THE LAST DAYS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "THE BEGINNING OF THE END?"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • YOUR VOICE, OH LORD, IS POWER
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  • THE GOD OF GLORY THUNDERS
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  • THE SOUND OF MIGHTY WATERS
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  • ECHOES DEEP WITHIN MY SOUL ECHOES DEEP WITHIN MY SOUL
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  • HOLY, YOU ARE HOLY
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  • ALL THE GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • JESUS, YOU ARE MIGHTY
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  • STRENGTH AND GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • HOLY, YOU ARE HOLY
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  • ALL THE GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • JESUS, YOU ARE MIGHTY
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  • STRENGTH AND GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • HOLY, YOU ARE HOLY
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  • ALL THE GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • JESUS, YOU ARE MIGHTY
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  • STRENGTH AND GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • GLORY TO YOUR NAME
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  • HOLY IS YOUR NAME
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  • YOUR NAME
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WE MAY NOT KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR
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  • WHEN CHRIST WILL RETURN,
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  • BUT THE BIBLE PAINTS A COLORFUL PICTURE OF THE END TIMES.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT'S AHEAD,
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  • WE'RE PREPARED TO SEND YOU "PATHWAY TO VICTORY'S"
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  • EXCLUSIVE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART.
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  • THIS HELPFUL RESOURCE IS YOUR PERSONAL AT-A-GLANCE TIMELINE
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  • LINKING SCRIPTURE WITH KEY EVENTS
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  • THAT FORETELL THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • A COPY OF THE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • "THERE IS A SENSE, POSSIBLY,
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  • "THAT THE WORLD IS SPINNING SO FAST
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  • "AND NO ONE IS ABLE TO CONTROL IT."
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  • WANNA GUESS WHO SPOKE THOSE WORDS?
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  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN OCTOBER OF 2014
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  • AT A FUNDRAISER IN NEW YORK CITY.
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  • IT'S EASY TO SEE WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA
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  • FEELS LIKE MANY OF US FEEL.
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  • THAT THE WORLD IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • WE ALL SEE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD.
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  • WE ALL SENSE THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE BADLY WRONG.
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  • WE ALL WAIT TO SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.
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  • IN MY LIFETIME, I HAVE NEVER SENSED
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  • SO MUCH UNREST IN THE AIR.
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  • IT SEEMS THAT EVERY DAY BRINGS
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  • A NEW SET OF TERRIFYING HEADLINES.
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  • EVERYWHERE I GO PEOPLE ARE SENSING
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  • THAT SOMETHING BIG IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
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  • WILL THERE BE ANOTHER 9/11-STYLE ATTACK ON AMERICA?
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  • WILL ISIS SUCCEED IN CREATING A MUSLIM CALIPHATE
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  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
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  • WILL EBOLA OR SOME OTHER SUPER VIRUS
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  • SPREAD ACROSS AMERICA AND THE WORLD?
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  • WILL CHRISTIANS BE JAILED FOR THEIR FAITH
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  • NOT JUST IN OTHER COUNTRIES BUT HERE AS WELL?
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  • WILL WE EVER TRUST OUR OWN GOVERNMENT AGAIN?
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  • IS THE WORLD ITSELF UNRAVELING BEFORE OUR EYES?
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  • OUR FRIEND DAVID JEREMIAH FRAMES THE QUESTION THIS WAY.
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  • "THE EVENTS UNFOLDING IN TODAY'S WORLD
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  • "ARE OMINOUSLY THREATENING TO UNSETTLE INSTITUTIONS,
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  • "REORDER NATIONAL POLITICAL ALIGNMENTS,
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  • "CHANGE THE BALANCE OF WORLD POWER,
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  • "AND DESTABILIZE THE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES.
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  • "PEOPLE EVERYWHERE ARE BEGINNING TO LIVE
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  • "IN A STATE OF FEAR AND ANXIETY.
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  • "SERIOUS PEOPLE ARE ASKING:
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  • "IF THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING TODAY,
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  • "WHAT WILL BE THE FUTURE FOR MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN?
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  • "DO CURRENT HEADLINES GIVE US ANY SIGNS
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  • "ABOUT WHAT IS COMING NEXT?"
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  • TWO WELL-KNOWN CHRISTIAN LEADERS
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  • RECENTLY ADDRESSED THESE QUESTIONS.
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  • AFTER RECOUNTING THE STORY OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH,
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  • PSYCHOLOGIST DR. JAMES DOBSON
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  • EXPLAINED THE CONNECTION OF THAT STORY TO BIBLICAL EVENTS.
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  • DR. DOBSON WROTE, "WHY HAVE I CHOSEN
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  • "TO RECOUNT THE BIBLICAL STORY FROM SO LONG AGO?
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  • "BECAUSE I AM CONVINCED THAT AMERICA
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  • "AND OTHER WESTERN NATIONS
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  • "ARE SLIDING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
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  • "WE HAVE NOT YET REACHED THE DEPRAVITY
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  • "OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH,
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  • "BUT THAT APPEARS TO BE EXACTLY WHERE WE'RE HEADED.
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  • "JUDGE ROBERT BORK, THE BRILLIANT JURIST
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  • "WHO WAS SHAMEFULLY DENIED A SEAT ON THE SUPREME COURT,
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  • "WROTE A BOOK ABOUT THIS DANGER 18 YEARS AGO.
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  • "IT WAS TITLED, 'SLOUCHING TOWARD GOMORRAH.'
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  • "I THINK HE HAD IT RIGHT."
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  • IN LOOKING AT THE WORLD TODAY,
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  • DR. BILLY GRAHAM USED WORDS VERY SIMILAR
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  • TO WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID.
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  • DR. GRAHAM WROTE, "TODAY THE WORLD IS BEING CARRIED
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  • "ON A RUSHING TORRENT OF HISTORY
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  • "THAT IS SWEEPING OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • "THERE IS BUT ONE POWER AVAILABLE
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  • "TO REDEEM THE COURSE OF EVENTS,
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  • "AND THAT POWER IS THE POWER OF PRAYER
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  • "BY GOD-FEARING, CHRIST-BELIEVING PEOPLE."
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  • AND THEN HE ADDED THIS WORD.
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  • "EVEN THOUGH AMERICA IS JUST AS WICKED
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  • "AS SODOM AND GOMORRAH EVER WAS,
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  • "AND IS DESERVING OF THE JUDGMENT OF GOD,
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  • "GOD WOULD SPARE US IF WE WERE EARNESTLY PRAYING
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  • "WITH HEARTS THAT HAD BEEN CLEANSED
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  • "AND WASHED BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST."
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  • IF SODOM AND GOMORRAH WERE DESTROYED
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  • BY FIRE AND BRIMSTONE AS THE BIBLE SAYS THEY WERE,
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  • WHAT CAN WE IN AMERICA EXPECT?
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  • I BELIEVE PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS CORRECT.
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  • THE WORLD DOES SEEM TO BE SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • DR. DOBSON IS CORRECT.
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  • WE ARE EXPERIENCING A LEVEL OF MORAL
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  • AND SPIRITUAL BANKRUPTCY LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
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  • AND BILLY GRAHAM IS RIGHT.
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  • AS A NATION, WE MUST DESPERATELY TURN TO GOD.
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  • AND THAT IS WHY TODAY I'M BEGINNING A BRAND NEW SERIES
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  • I'VE TITLED "COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE."
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY
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  • THROUGH THE LENS OF BIBLE PROPHECY.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVER HOW THE RISE OF ISIS
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  • AND RADICAL ISLAM, HOW THE INCREASING PERSECUTION
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  • OF CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD AND AMERICA TODAY
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  • HOW THE INCREASING MORAL DISORDER,
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  • THE ATTEMPTS TO REDEFINE MARRIAGE,
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  • HOW ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE ACTUALLY THE FULFILLMENT
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  • OF PROPHECIES IN THE BIBLE WRITTEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO.
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  • I DON'T PRETEND TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE ON GOD'S CLOCK,
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  • BUT I DO BELIEVE WITH ALL OF MY HEART
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  • THAT THE COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN.
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  • I KNOW WHENEVER WE ADDRESS THE SUBJECT OF BIBLE PROPHECY,
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  • SOME PEOPLE APPROACH THIS SUBJECT WITH A RAISED EYEBROW.
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  • WITH SKEPTICISM.
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  • THEY OBJECT TO THE STUDY OF BIBLE PROPHECY.
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  • SOME PEOPLE OBJECT BECAUSE THEY THINK
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  • IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO RELEVANCE TO THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE.
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  • AND MOST PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY'RE TOO BUSY
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  • TRYING TO KEEP THEIR JOBS OR PAY THE BILLS
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  • OR KEEP THEIR CHILDREN IN LINE,
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  • MUCH TOO BUSY WITH THAT TO BE WORRIED
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  • ABOUT THE MARK OF THE BEAST IN REVELATIONS 16.
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  • OTHER PEOPLE SAY, "WELL,
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  • "IF THE WORLD IS GOING TO END ANYWAY,
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  • "IF GOD HAS IT FIXED ON HIS CALENDAR
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  • "WHEN CHRIST IS GOING TO RETURN,
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  • "WHY SHOULD I BOTHER ABOUT THAT?
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  • "I'LL JUST SIT AND WAIT UNTIL THE END."
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  • LET ME GIVE TWO RESPONSES TO THOSE OBJECTIONS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND
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  • HOW IMPORTANT WARNINGS ARE.
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  • LAST NIGHT, IF YOU HAD THE TELEVISION TURNED ON,
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  • ON EVERY STATION THERE WAS A WARNING
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  • ABOUT AN APPROACHING STORM HERE IN THE METROPLEX.
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  • WHY ARE THOSE WARNINGS SOUNDED?
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  • TO WARN US OF AN IMMINENT STORM.
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  • TO WARN US THAT DANGER IS APPROACHING
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  • AND WE NEED TO MAKE THE APPROPRIATE PREPARATION.
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  • THOSE WHO IGNORE THOSE WARNINGS,
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  • DO SO AT THEIR OWN PERIL.
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  • IT'S THE SAME THING WITH THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THERE ARE SIGNS
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  • THAT ARE GOING TO PRECEDE HIS COMING.
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  • WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THEM
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  • SO THAT WE CAN PREPARE FOR HIS RETURN.
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  • AND THOSE WHO AREN'T PREPARED FACE VERY REAL DANGER.
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  • A SECOND REASON FOR LOOKING AT PROPHECY
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  • IS BECAUSE OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PROPHECY IN THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU KNOW, IN BIBLE STUDY,
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  • WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL THE LAW OF PROPORTION.
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  • IT SIMPLY SAYS YOU CAN TELL
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  • HOW IMPORTANT A SUBJECT IS TO GOD
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  • BY HOW MUCH SPACE IS DEVOTED TO THAT SUBJECT IN THE BIBLE.
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  • IF IT'S AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT, IT GETS A LOT OF SPACE.
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  • IF IT'S NOT AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT,
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  • NOT MUCH SPACE IS DEVOTED TO IT AT ALL.
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  • WELL, WHEN WE COME TO THE SUBJECT OF BIBLE PROPHECY,
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  • DOES THE BIBLE SPEAK ABOUT IT VERY MUCH?
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  • YOU KNOW THE ANSWER, OF COURSE IT DOES.
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  • IN FACT, 25% OF THE BIBLE IS GIVEN TO PREDICTIVE PROPHECY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • THERE ARE OVER 1.800 REFERENCES
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  • TO THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST?
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  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • OF THE 260 CHAPTERS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • THERE ARE MORE THAN 300 REFERENCES
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  • TO THE RETURN OF CHRIST. THAT IS ONE OUT OF EVERY 30 VERSES.
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  • 23 OF THE 27 BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • FEATURE THE RETURN OF JESUS AS ITS PROMINENT THEME.
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  • FOR EVERY PROPHECY IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE FIRST COMING OF JESUS,
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  • THERE ARE EIGHT ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS.
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  • IT IS THE PRIMARY THEME OF SCRIPTURE.
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  • THE SUBJECT OF CHRIST'S RETURN
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  • IS THE FOCUS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN.
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  • AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
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  • -YOU SEE THAT REFRAIN COMING, -(CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • "JESUS IS COMING, JESUS IS COMING, GET READY."
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  • IT IS A MAJOR THEME IN THE BIBLE.
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  • LET ME JUST SHOW YOU THAT
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  • IN TWO PASSAGES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • LOOK AT LUKE 21:7-12.
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  • "AND THEN THEY QUESTIONED HIM, SAYING,
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  • "'TEACHER, WHEN THEREFORE WILL THESE THINGS BE?
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:49.230
  • "'AND WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN
  • 00:12:49.240 --> 00:12:51.100
  • "'WHEN THESE THINGS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE?'
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:53.160
  • "AND HE SAID, 'SEE TO IT THAT YOU NOT BE MISLED;
  • 00:12:53.170 --> 00:12:57.010
  • "'FOR MANY WILL COME IN MY NAME, SAYING,
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:12:59.060
  • "'"I AM HE, THE TIME IS AT HAND."
  • 00:12:59.070 --> 00:13:01.280
  • "'DON'T GO AFTER THEM.
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:03.060
  • "'AND WHEN YOU HEAR OF WARS AND DISTURBANCES,
  • 00:13:03.070 --> 00:13:05.070
  • "'DO NOT BE TERRIFIED;
  • 00:13:05.080 --> 00:13:06.280
  • "'FOR THESE THINGS MUST TAKE PLACE,
  • 00:13:06.290 --> 00:13:08.290
  • "'BUT THE END DOES NOT FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY.'"
  • 00:13:09.000 --> 00:13:13.040
  • THAT'S A KEY VERSE THERE.
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:15.080
  • THESE THINGS HAPPEN, THE END DOESN'T COME IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:13:15.090 --> 00:13:18.200
  • PEOPLE WONDER, "WELL, THERE'VE BEEN WARS FOR 2.000 YEARS.
  • 00:13:18.210 --> 00:13:22.030
  • "WHY HASN'T HE COME BACK?"
  • 00:13:22.040 --> 00:13:24.150
  • HE WON'T COME BACK IMMEDIATELY WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:27.100
  • BUT HE'S GOING TO COME BACK ULTIMATELY.
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.120
  • "THEN HE CONTINUED," VERSE 10, "BY SAYING TO THEM,
  • 00:13:29.130 --> 00:13:32.040
  • "'NATION WILL RISE AGAINST NATION
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:34.170
  • "'AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM,
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:35.240
  • "'AND THERE WILL BE GREAT EARTHQUAKES,
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:37.120
  • "'AND IN VARIOUS PLACES PLAGUES AND FAMINES;
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:39.290
  • "'AND THERE WILL BE TERRORS AND GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:42.160
  • "'BUT BEFORE ALL OF THESE THINGS,
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:45.050
  • "'THEY WILL LAY THEIR HANDS ON YOU AND WILL PERSECUTE YOU,
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:48.140
  • "'DELIVERING YOU TO THE SYNAGOGUES AND PRISONS,
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:51.060
  • "'BRINGING YOU BEFORE KINGS AND GOVERNORS
  • 00:13:51.070 --> 00:13:53.110
  • "'FOR MY NAME'S SAKE.'"
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:55.040
  • "AND THEN," VERSE 27, "THEY WILL SEE THE SON OF MAN
  • 00:13:55.050 --> 00:13:59.000
  • "COMING IN A CLOUD WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:02.240
  • "BUT WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE,
  • 00:14:02.250 --> 00:14:05.140
  • "STRAIGHTEN UP, LIFT UP YOUR HEADS,
  • 00:14:05.150 --> 00:14:08.120
  • "BECAUSE YOUR REDEMPTION IS DRAWING NEAR."
  • 00:14:08.130 --> 00:14:12.090
  • THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE GONNA STRAIGHTEN UP
  • 00:14:12.100 --> 00:14:14.060
  • AND LIFT UP YOUR HEAD IS IF YOU ARE ATTUNED
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:16.270
  • TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:19.010
  • JESUS SAID, "I WANT YOU TO BE AWARE
  • 00:14:19.020 --> 00:14:21.130
  • "OF THE WORLD IN WHICH YOU LIVE.
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:23.040
  • "WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN,
  • 00:14:23.050 --> 00:14:26.190
  • "KNOW THAT I'M ABOUT TO RETURN."
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:29.220
  • GOD WANTS US TO BE ALERT
  • 00:14:29.230 --> 00:14:32.040
  • TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY.
  • 00:14:32.050 --> 00:14:35.200
  • NOW, I WANNA SOUND A WARNING AS WE BEGIN THIS STUDY TODAY
  • 00:14:35.210 --> 00:14:39.200
  • ABOUT THIS WHOLE DISCUSSION OF CHRIST'S RETURN.
  • 00:14:39.210 --> 00:14:43.050
  • LET ME SAY VERY CLEARLY, I HAVE NO IDEA THE DATE
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:47.160
  • THAT THE LORD IS COMING BACK AGAIN,
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:49.280
  • NOR DOES ANYONE ELSE.
  • 00:14:49.290 --> 00:14:52.160
  • IN FACT, IN MATTHEW 24, VERSE 36, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:56.040
  • "BUT OF THAT DAY AND HOUR NO ONE KNOWS,
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:15:00.230
  • "NOT EVEN THE ANGELS NOR THE SON, BUT THE FATHER ALONE."
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:06.290
  • THIS VERSE STATES THAT NOT EVEN JESUS HIMSELF
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:09.260
  • KNOWS THE DATE OF HIS RETURN.
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:11.280
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, HE'S GOD.
  • 00:15:11.290 --> 00:15:13.100
  • "HOW CAN HE NOT KNOW THAT?"
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:15.040
  • THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER SERMON, OKAY?
  • 00:15:15.050 --> 00:15:17.190
  • BUT JUST LOOK AT WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 00:15:17.200 --> 00:15:19.170
  • THE ANGELS DON'T KNOW, THE SON DOESN'T KNOW.
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:22.210
  • AND IF GOD HASN'T INFORMED THE SON,
  • 00:15:22.220 --> 00:15:24.260
  • HE HASN'T INFORMED YOU OR ME OR ANYONE ELSE EITHER.
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:29.000
  • NOBODY KNOWS THE DATE,
  • 00:15:29.010 --> 00:15:30.230
  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE NOT TO BE AWARE
  • 00:15:30.240 --> 00:15:33.070
  • OF THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE.
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:36.020
  • LISTEN, IF ANYBODY TELLS YOU,
  • 00:15:36.030 --> 00:15:37.200
  • ANY CHRISTIAN TEACHER YOU LISTEN TO OR WATCH ON TELEVISION,
  • 00:15:37.210 --> 00:15:41.270
  • THAT HE KNOWS THE DATE THAT THE LORD IS GOING TO RETURN,
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:45.010
  • YOU WRITE HIM OFF AS A SCREWBALL.
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:47.100
  • DON'T LISTEN TO HIM.
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:48.280
  • I'M AMAZED AT HOW MANY WELL-TAUGHT CHRISTIANS WILL SAY,
  • 00:15:48.290 --> 00:15:52.110
  • "I KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SET DATES,
  • 00:15:52.120 --> 00:15:55.230
  • "BUT," AND THEN THEY BEGIN TO DO
  • 00:15:55.240 --> 00:15:58.040
  • JUST THE VERY SAME THING THAT THE BIBLE SAYS NOT TO DO.
  • 00:15:58.050 --> 00:16:01.130
  • THE REASON WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO PIN DATES
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:04.030
  • FOR THE SECOND COMING AND THE END OF THE WORLD
  • 00:16:04.040 --> 00:16:06.070
  • IS BECAUSE THOSE PREDICTIONS WILL BECOME DISCREDITED,
  • 00:16:06.080 --> 00:16:10.240
  • AND WE'LL BE LIKE THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF.
  • 00:16:10.250 --> 00:16:14.040
  • SO MANY TIMES THAT THE VILLAGERS HARDENED THEMSELVES.
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:20.090
  • THEY FAILED TO LISTEN TO ANY MORE WARNINGS
  • 00:16:20.100 --> 00:16:21.170
  • AND WHEN THE WOLF ACTUALLY DID COME,
  • 00:16:21.180 --> 00:16:24.000
  • THE VILLAGERS WERE UNPREPARED FOR IT.
  • 00:16:24.010 --> 00:16:27.060
  • THE DANGER OF TRYING TO PINPOINT
  • 00:16:27.070 --> 00:16:30.010
  • THE DATE OF CHRIST'S RETURN
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:31.070
  • IS IT HARDENS PEOPLE, UNBELIEVERS,
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:33.080
  • TO THE TRUTH THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:16:33.090 --> 00:16:37.070
  • THE APOSTLE PETER PROPHESIED OF THAT.
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:40.000
  • IN 2 PETER 3, VERSES THREE TO FOUR, HE SAID,
  • 00:16:40.010 --> 00:16:43.050
  • "KNOW THIS FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:45.080
  • "THAT IN THE LAST DAYS MOCKERS WILL COME WITH THEIR MOCKING,
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:49.070
  • "FOLLOWING AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS, AND SAYING,
  • 00:16:49.080 --> 00:16:51.280
  • "'WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:55.150
  • "'FOR EVER SINCE THE FATHERS FELL ASLEEP,
  • 00:16:55.160 --> 00:16:57.070
  • "'ALL CONTINUES JUST AS IT WAS
  • 00:16:57.080 --> 00:16:59.230
  • "'FROM THE BEGINNING OF CREATION.'"
  • 00:16:59.240 --> 00:17:02.250
  • "PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR 2.000 YEARS
  • 00:17:02.260 --> 00:17:05.070
  • "JESUS IS COMING BACK.
  • 00:17:05.080 --> 00:17:06.180
  • "HE HASN'T COME BACK YET AND HE'S NOT COMING BACK,"
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:09.210
  • THE MOCKERS WILL SAY.
  • 00:17:09.220 --> 00:17:12.160
  • PETER SAID, "DON'T LET THIS FACT ESCAPE YOUR NOTICE.
  • 00:17:12.170 --> 00:17:14.260
  • "THE LORD IS NOT SLOW ABOUT HIS COMING,
  • 00:17:14.270 --> 00:17:17.150
  • "FOR THE LORD A DAY IS LIKE A 1.000 YEARS
  • 00:17:17.160 --> 00:17:20.060
  • "AND A 1.000 YEARS IS JUST LIKE A DAY."
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:24.070
  • JESUS IS COMING BACK.
  • 00:17:24.080 --> 00:17:26.070
  • 1.800 PROPHECIES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:17:26.080 --> 00:17:29.110
  • SAY HE IS COMING BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:17:29.120 --> 00:17:33.050
  • 23 OF THE 27 BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SAY,
  • 00:17:33.060 --> 00:17:35.200
  • 300 REFERENCES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:37.190
  • ALL TESTIFY TO THE SAME THING.
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:40.070
  • JESUS IS COMING AGAIN.
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:42.020
  • WELL, PASTOR, IF WE CAN'T PINPOINT THE DAY,
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:44.170
  • WHY EVEN TALK ABOUT PROPHECY?
  • 00:17:44.180 --> 00:17:46.090
  • NOW LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:17:46.100 --> 00:17:47.160
  • ALTHOUGH WE CAN'T KNOW THE TIME,
  • 00:17:47.170 --> 00:17:51.110
  • GOD WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE
  • 00:17:51.120 --> 00:17:56.060
  • SO THAT WE CAN BE PREPARED AS THE PEOPLE OF GOD
  • 00:17:56.070 --> 00:17:59.060
  • FOR HIS RETURN.
  • 00:17:59.070 --> 00:18:00.210
  • IN 1 THESSALONIANS 5:6 AGAIN, PAUL SAID,
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:03.110
  • "BE SOBER, BE ALERT TO WHAT IS HAPPENING
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:06.210
  • "IN THE WORLD TODAY."
  • 00:18:06.220 --> 00:18:08.100
  • YOU KNOW, I LOVE WHAT DR. BILLY GRAHAM SAID.
  • 00:18:08.110 --> 00:18:10.140
  • HE SAID WHEN HE LOOKS AT WORLD EVENTS,
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:12.160
  • HE DOES SO WITH A NEWSPAPER IN ONE HAND
  • 00:18:12.170 --> 00:18:15.220
  • AND WITH HIS BIBLE IN THE OTHER HAND.
  • 00:18:15.230 --> 00:18:18.240
  • THE NEWSPAPER TELLS ME WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:18.250 --> 00:18:22.220
  • THE BIBLE TELLS ME WHAT IT MEANS.
  • 00:18:22.230 --> 00:18:25.210
  • AND SO IN THESE NEXT SIX WEEKS WE'RE GOING TO DO BOTH.
  • 00:18:25.220 --> 00:18:28.150
  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY'S HEADLINES,
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:30.290
  • WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:18:31.000 --> 00:18:32.230
  • BUT WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT GOD'S WORD
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:34.130
  • TO DETERMINE WHAT IT MEANS.
  • 00:18:34.140 --> 00:18:36.280
  • NOW I WANT TO TAKE YOUR BIBLES OUT
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:38.270
  • BECAUSE IN THESE FINAL FEW MOMENTS THAT WE HAVE
  • 00:18:38.280 --> 00:18:41.110
  • I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A ROADMAP
  • 00:18:41.120 --> 00:18:43.020
  • OF EXACTLY WHERE WE'RE GOING IN THIS SERIES.
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:46.230
  • NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
  • 00:18:46.240 --> 00:18:48.120
  • AT WHAT JESUS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE END TIMES.
  • 00:18:48.130 --> 00:18:51.290
  • TURN TO MATTHEW CHAPTER 24.
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:55.020
  • MATTHEW CHAPTER 24.
  • 00:18:55.030 --> 00:18:57.030
  • DID JESUS HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT HIS RETURN TO EARTH,
  • 00:18:57.040 --> 00:19:00.170
  • OR WAS THAT SOME MYTH THAT WAS ADDED ON AFTER HE WAS DEAD?
  • 00:19:00.180 --> 00:19:06.290
  • LET'S SEE WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT THE END TIMES.
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:09.020
  • MATTHEW 24, VERSE THREE.
  • 00:19:09.030 --> 00:19:10.250
  • JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES WERE GATHERED TOGETHER
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:13.160
  • ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, WHERE MANY OF US HAVE BEEN BEFORE.
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:16.210
  • NOTICE WHAT MATTHEW RECORDS.
  • 00:19:16.220 --> 00:19:18.070
  • "AND AS JESUS WAS SITTING ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 00:19:18.080 --> 00:19:21.120
  • "THE DISCIPLES CAME TO HIM PRIVATELY, SAYING,
  • 00:19:21.130 --> 00:19:24.290
  • "'TELL US, WHEN WILL THESE THINGS BE
  • 00:19:25.000 --> 00:19:28.100
  • "'AND WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING,
  • 00:19:28.110 --> 00:19:31.000
  • "'AND OF THE END OF THE AGE?
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:33.050
  • "'JESUS, WE WANT TO KNOW
  • 00:19:33.060 --> 00:19:34.290
  • "'WHEN ARE THESE THINGS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:19:35.000 --> 00:19:37.080
  • "'WHEN WILL BE YOUR COMING, WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN
  • 00:19:37.090 --> 00:19:39.110
  • "'OF THE END OF THE AGE?'
  • 00:19:39.120 --> 00:19:41.070
  • "AND JESUS SAID TO THEM, 'MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.'"
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:45.050
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:45.060 --> 00:19:46.110
  • IS THAT WHAT YOUR TEXT SAYS?
  • 00:19:46.120 --> 00:19:48.230
  • HE COULD HAVE TOLD THEM THAT, COULDN'T HE?
  • 00:19:48.240 --> 00:19:50.220
  • HE COULD HAVE SAID, "HEY,
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:52.000
  • "THIS ISN'T IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW ABOUT.
  • 00:19:52.010 --> 00:19:54.060
  • "YOU LEAVE THAT UP TO ME,
  • 00:19:54.070 --> 00:19:55.200
  • "YOU JUST CONCENTRATE ON HAVING A BETTER RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:19:55.210 --> 00:19:57.250
  • "WITH ME AND YOUR WALK WITH GOD."
  • 00:19:57.260 --> 00:19:59.140
  • IS THAT WHAT HE SAID?
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:01.000
  • NO, INSTEAD HE ANSWERED THEIR QUESTION,
  • 00:20:01.010 --> 00:20:03.180
  • NOT WITH A DATE, BUT WITH A DETAILED EXPLANATION
  • 00:20:03.190 --> 00:20:07.220
  • OF THE EVENTS THAT WOULD LEAD TO HIS RETURN.
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:11.230
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:13.090
  • AT WHAT JESUS HAD TO SAY IN THAT PASSAGE ABOUT HIS RETURN.
  • 00:20:13.100 --> 00:20:15.260
  • HE GAVE FIVE SIGNS THAT WILL PRECEDE HIS RETURN.
  • 00:20:15.270 --> 00:20:20.050
  • WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT EACH OF THOSE FIVE SIGNS NEXT WEEK.
  • 00:20:20.060 --> 00:20:23.130
  • AND THEN IN THE FINAL MESSAGE
  • 00:20:23.140 --> 00:20:25.200
  • WE'RE GONNA ANSWER THE QUESTION, SO WHAT?
  • 00:20:25.210 --> 00:20:28.190
  • WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:29.260
  • IF WE'RE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS?
  • 00:20:29.270 --> 00:20:32.040
  • THE TITLE OF THE MESSAGE IS "HOW SHOULD WE NOW LIVE?"
  • 00:20:32.050 --> 00:20:38.000
  • WHAT ARE WE TO DO AS CHRISTIANS?
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:39.060
  • DO WE JUST BUILD A BUNKER AND GO AND HIDE
  • 00:20:39.070 --> 00:20:41.020
  • AND WAIT FOR THE END TO COME?
  • 00:20:41.030 --> 00:20:44.070
  • OTHER PEOPLE SAY, "NO, NO, WE SHOULDN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:20:44.080 --> 00:20:46.160
  • "WE NEED TO HAVE MASS PRAYER MEETINGS AND TIMES OF FASTING.
  • 00:20:46.170 --> 00:20:49.260
  • "WE NEED TO PRAY AND FAST
  • 00:20:49.270 --> 00:20:53.050
  • "THAT GOD WILL TURN AMERICA AND THIS WORLD AROUND."
  • 00:20:53.060 --> 00:20:56.100
  • I'M ALL FOR PRAYER AND FASTING.
  • 00:20:56.110 --> 00:20:58.040
  • THAT'S A GOOD THING TO DO.
  • 00:20:58.050 --> 00:20:59.260
  • BUT THERE'S SOMETHING MORE WE NEED TO DO.
  • 00:20:59.270 --> 00:21:02.280
  • WE NEED TO BE LIKE THE SONS OF ISSACHAR.
  • 00:21:02.290 --> 00:21:05.140
  • 1 CHRONICLES 12:32 DESCRIBED THIS GROUP OF MEN
  • 00:21:05.150 --> 00:21:08.110
  • AND IT SAID ABOUT THEM, "THE SONS OF ISSACHAR
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:10.190
  • "WERE MEN WHO UNDERSTOOD THEIR TIMES
  • 00:21:10.200 --> 00:21:14.130
  • "AND KNEW WHAT ISRAEL SHOULD DO."
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:18.200
  • D-O, DO.
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:20.120
  • NOT SIT, BUT DO.
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:23.100
  • AND I BELIEVE AS GOD'S PEOPLE IN THIS GENERATION
  • 00:21:23.110 --> 00:21:26.050
  • GOD WANTS US TO BE MEN AND WOMEN
  • 00:21:26.060 --> 00:21:28.210
  • WHO UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE,
  • 00:21:28.220 --> 00:21:31.210
  • NOT TO HAVE OUR HEADS BURIED IN THE SAND.
  • 00:21:31.220 --> 00:21:34.040
  • WE'RE TO UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE
  • 00:21:34.050 --> 00:21:37.050
  • SO THAT WE CAN KNOWN WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING.
  • 00:21:37.060 --> 00:21:40.290
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE,
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:43.040
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE REVEALING, THE UNVEILING,
  • 00:21:43.050 --> 00:21:47.010
  • THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:47.020 --> 00:21:50.060
  • AND YES, THERE ARE SOME SCARY THINGS THAT WILL PRECEDE THAT,
  • 00:21:50.070 --> 00:21:53.220
  • BUT IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:21:53.230 --> 00:21:56.100
  • THAT WILL BE THE GREATEST EVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY,
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:59.190
  • WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS AND IS REVEALED
  • 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:02.280
  • IN ALL OF HIS GLORY.
  • 00:22:02.290 --> 00:22:04.160
  • AND ALL OF THESE THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:07.110
  • SIMPLY LEAD UP TO THAT GREAT EVENT.
  • 00:22:07.120 --> 00:22:11.150
  • IN LUKE 21:28, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:22:11.160 --> 00:22:14.160
  • "WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE,
  • 00:22:14.170 --> 00:22:19.100
  • "STRAIGHTEN UP, LOOK UP,
  • 00:22:19.110 --> 00:22:22.130
  • "FOR YOUR REDEMPTION IS DRAWING NEAR."
  • 00:22:22.140 --> 00:22:27.100
  • I BELIEVE WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE
  • 00:22:27.110 --> 00:22:30.070
  • THE THINGS TAKE PLACE JESUS TALKED ABOUT.
  • 00:22:30.080 --> 00:22:34.050
  • THE COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN.
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:39.280
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:44.200
  • WE CAN'T KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR,
  • 00:22:44.210 --> 00:22:47.110
  • BUT GOD WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE
  • 00:22:47.120 --> 00:22:51.080
  • SO THAT WE CAN BE PREPARED FOR HIS RETURN.
  • 00:22:51.090 --> 00:22:55.100
  • WELL, AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:22:55.110 --> 00:22:56.260
  • WE'RE SPREADING THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD
  • 00:22:56.270 --> 00:22:59.110
  • INTO THE DARKEST CORNERS OF OUR NATION AND WORLD
  • 00:22:59.120 --> 00:23:02.200
  • THROUGH EVERY MEANS POSSIBLE.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] LOOK AROUND YOU
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  • WELL, THE SUBJECT OF CHRIST'S RETURN
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