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August 8, 2019
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • YOU'VE CHOSEN A GREAT DAY TO JOIN US BECAUSE TODAY,
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  • WE'RE BEGINNING A BRAND-NEW STUDY IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL
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  • CALLED, COURAGEOUS LIVING IN A PAGAN WORLD.
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  • IN SCRIPTURE, GOD CLEARLY DEFINES THE CONSEQUENCES THAT
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  • AWAIT THOSE WHO REJECT HIM.
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  • STILL, MILLIONS OF INDIVIDUALS IN OUR OWN NATION AND AROUND
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  • THE WORLD OPENLY CHOOSE TO IGNORE GOD'S WARNINGS.
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  • TODAY, WE'LL OPEN TO DANIEL CHAPTER 5 FOR A COMPELLING
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  • LESSON ON REPENTANCE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS DELIVERED AN EYE-OPENING MESSAGE ABOUT
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  • THE END TIMES ON LOCATION AT THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
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  • THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS IS PROPHESIED TO RETURN!
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  • AND A COPY OF THIS MESSAGE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU ON BOTH CD
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  • AND DVD WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AS YOU LISTEN AND WATCH, YOU'LL DISCOVER WHAT TO EXPECT
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  • DURING THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • ALL IN THE PLACE WHERE THESE EVENTS WILL ONE DAY UNFOLD!
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  • YOU'LL ALSO DISCOVER THE TELLTALE SIGNS THAT WILL
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  • PRECEDE THE SECOND COMING.
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  • PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE SOON COMING RETURN OF CHRIST
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  • BY REQUESTING THE KING IS COMING
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  • FROM PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR GOD TO GET YOUR ATTENTION?
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  • THE LOSS OF A JOB?
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  • THE BREAKUP OF AN IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP?
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  • A BAD REPORT FROM THE DOCTOR?
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  • THE DEATH OF A CHILD?
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  • LAST TIME IN DANIEL 4 WE SAW THAT GOD WILL GO TO
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  • ANY MEANS NECESSARY TO COMMUNICATE
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  • HIS MESSAGE TO US.
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  • NOT BECAUSE HE HATES US, BUT BECAUSE HE LOVES US.
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  • WE SAW THAT IN THE CASE OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
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  • GOD WENT TO SOME UNUSUAL LENGTHS
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  • TO HUMBLE NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
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  • HE AFFLICTED HIM WITH THE DISEASE OF LYCANTHROPY -
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  • HE MADE HIM THINK HE WAS AN ANIMAL;
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  • A DISEASE STILL PREVALENT TODAY.
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  • AND NEBUCHADNEZZAR SPENT 7 YEARS GRAZING LIKE AN
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  • ANIMAL IN THE PALACE COURTYARD.
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  • AND FINALLY NEBUCHADNEZZAR RECOGNIZED THAT GOD WAS
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  • NOT JUST THE GOD OF ISRAEL - HE WAS THE ONLY TRUE GOD.
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  • NOW TONIGHT, WHEN WE COME TO DANIEL 5 WE SEE ONCE
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  • AGAIN GOD GOING TO EXTREME MEASURES TO COMMUNICATE
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  • WITH ANOTHER KING WITH FAR DIFFERENT RESULTS.
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  • YOU KNOW THERE'S A SAYING THAT THOSE WHO DON'T LEARN
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  • FROM HISTORY ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LIVING ILLUSTRATION OF
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  • THAT TRUTH TONIGHT IN THE CASE OF BELSHAZZAR AND THE
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  • FALL OF BABYLON.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES TURN TO DANIEL 5.
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  • DANIEL 5.
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  • NOW REMEMBER THE FIRST FOUR CHAPTERS OF DANIEL
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  • DEAL WITH DANIEL AND HIS INTERACTION WITH KING
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  • NEBUCHADNEZZAR WHO WAS THE KING OF BABYLON.
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  • HOWEVER, WHEN CHAPTER 4 CLOSES AND CHAPTER 5
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  • OPENS, SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THAT
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  • I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WHEN WE COME TO CHAPTER 5,
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  • ABOUT 23 YEARS HAVE ELAPSED IN THE WHITE SPACE
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  • BETWEEN THE END OF CHAPTER 4 AND THE
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  • BEGINNING OF CHAPTER 5.
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  • SECONDLY, NEBUCHADNEZZAR HAS DIED.
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  • HE WAS SUCCEEDED BY A NUMBER OF SONS,
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  • AND IN-LAWS, AND USURPERS - NONE OF WHOM
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  • LASTED VERY LONG.
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  • NOW, HISTORY TELLS US THAT THE LAST KING OF BABYLON,
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  • BEFORE BABYLON WAS OVERTAKEN BY THE
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  • MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE, THE LAST KING OF BABYLON
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  • WAS A MAN NAMED NABONIDUS.
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  • HE WAS THE LAST KING OF BABYLON,
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  • HISTORY TELLS US.
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  • HOWEVER, THIS PRESENTS AN INTERESTING PROBLEM
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  • BECAUSE WHEN WE COME TO DANIEL 5 WE FIND THAT A
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  • MAN NAMED BELSHAZZAR IS THE LAST KING OF BABYLON;
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  • BEFORE BABYLON IS OVERTAKEN.
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  • NOW FOR DECADES CRITICS OF THE BIBLE HAVE USED THIS
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  • AS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU CAN'T TRUST THE BIBLE
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  • AND SPECIFICALLY WHY DANIEL IS A FORGERY.
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  • THEY'VE SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN: WHY HISTORY TELLS
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  • US THAT NABONIDUS WAS THE LAST KING OF BABYLON,
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  • AND HERE WE FIND THAT THE LAST KING OF BABYLON WAS
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  • THIS MAN NAMED BELSHAZZAR.
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  • SO YOU CAN'T TRUST THE BIBLE.
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  • BUT GUESS WHAT HAPPENED?
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  • ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES HAVE ONCE AGAIN PROVED
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  • THAT THE BIBLE CAN BE TRUSTED.
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  • ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES INCLUDED WHAT IS CALLED
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  • THE NABONIDUS CYLINDER TOLD AN INTERESTING STORY.
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  • THE STORY IS THAT NABONIDUS WAS INDEED THE
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  • LAST KING OF BABYLON, BUT HE WASN'T A KING WHO WAS
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  • INTERESTED IN POLITICS.
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  • HE LIKED TO TRAVEL.
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  • POLITICS BORED HIM.
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  • AND SO HE SPENT MANY YEARS AWAY FROM BABYLON.
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  • HE'D SPEND EXTENDED JAUNTS IN ARABIA ON THESE
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  • ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES AND HE KNEW THAT WOULDN'T
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  • MAKE FOR GOOD RULERSHIP OF THE MONARCHY,
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  • AND SO NABONIDUS HAD A SON,
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  • OR A GRANDSON NAMED - GUESS WHAT - BELSHAZZAR.
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  • AND BELSHAZZAR BECAME THE CO-REGENT WITH NABONIDUS.
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  • NOW WE FIND ALL THIS OUT THROUGH
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  • EXTRA-BIBLICAL INFORMATION.
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  • AND SO NABONIDUS SHARED THE RULERSHIP OF BABYLON
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  • WITH HIS SON OR, WE'RE NOT SURE,
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  • GRANDSON NAMED BELSHAZZAR.
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  • THIS IS ONE MORE INSTANCE WHERE ARCHEOLOGY HAS
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  • CONFIRMED THE HISTORICITY AND THE VALIDITY OF THE BIBLE.
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  • NOW, THE THIRD THING THAT HAS HAPPENED HERE IS THAT
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  • BABYLON IS UNDER SIEGE.
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  • THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL 2.
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  • REMEMBER THE PROPHECIES GOD GAVE
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  • TO NEBUCHADNEZZAR?
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  • THAT BABYLON, THE HEAD OF GOLD WOULD NOT REMAIN
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  • FOREVER, BUT IT WILL BE OVERTAKEN BY ANOTHER
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  • EMPIRE - THE MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE?
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  • WELL, WHEN WE COME TO DANIEL 5,
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  • THE MEDES AND THE PERSIANS HAVE BEEN BESIEGING THE
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  • CITY OF BABYLON FOR TWO AND HALF YEARS.
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  • THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY.
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  • THEY HAVE GAINED TERRITORY IN BABYLON.
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  • AND YET THE RESIDENTS INSIDE THE CITY WALL,
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  • INCLUDING BELSHAZZAR, DIDN'T FEEL THREATENED AT ALL.
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  • THE FACT IS THEY HAD CITY WALLS THAT WERE 350 FEET
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  • HIGH, 87 FEET WIDE, LIKE A 6-LANE HIGHWAY.
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  • THEY FELT LIKE THEY WERE INVINCIBLE.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, THEY COULD GROW THEIR OWN
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  • PRODUCE INSIDE THE CITY, THEY WERE SELF-SUFFICIENT.
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  • THEY HAD ALL THE WATER THEY NEEDED.
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  • THE EUPHRATES RIVER FLOWED RIGHT IN THE
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  • MIDDLE OF THE CITY.
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  • THEY WERE INVINCIBLE OR SO THEY THOUGHT.
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  • NOW, IT IS AGAINST THAT BACKGROUND THE CITY IS
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  • UNDER SIEGE, THE RESIDENTS OF BABYLON ARE SECURELY
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  • WITHIN THE CITY WALLS; IT IS AGAINST THAT BACKGROUND
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  • THAT WE FIND THE MAGNIFICENT FEAST
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  • DESCRIBED IN VERSE 1 OF CHAPTER 5,
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  • "BELSHAZZAR THE KING HELD A GREAT FEAST FOR A
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  • THOUSAND OF HIS NOBLES, AND HE WAS DRINKING WINE
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF THE THOUSAND."
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  • NOW THE SETTING FOR CHAPTER 5 IS THE PALACE OF
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  • BABYLON, NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S PALACE.
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  • AND MANY OF THE RESIDENTS ARE OUTSIDE OF THE CITY -
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  • THEY'VE BEEN CAPTURED.
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  • BUT WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE OF BELSHAZZAR TO THIS
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  • COMING INVASION?
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  • HE DECIDED TO THROW A PARTY.
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  • NOW, PERHAPS HE WAS HOPING TO DISTRACT HIS RESIDENTS
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  • FROM THE COMING INVASION.
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  • BUT THIS PARTY WAS NOT JUST A BUFFET, OK?
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  • THE FACT THAT THERE'S CONSTANT MENTION TO THE
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  • FREE-FLOWING WINE AT THIS PARTY INDICATES THAT IT
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  • WAS FILLED WITH SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ONE OF THE
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  • BABYLONIAN GODS BAAL WAS THE FATHER OF SEXUAL
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  • IMMORALITY, THE GOD OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • AND SO YOU HAVE A PARTY GOING ON HERE WHERE
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  • THE WINE, THE ALCOHOL IS FLOWING;
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  • AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY IS RAMPANT.
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  • AND YOU SEE THAT IN VERSE 2,
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  • "WHEN BELSHAZZAR TASTED THE WINE," NOTICE WHEN
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  • THIS HAPPENS NOW, IT IS WHEN OR AFTER HE TASTED
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  • THE WINE, "HE GAVE ORDERS TO BRING THE GOLD AND
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  • SILVER VESSELS WHICH NEBUCHADNEZZAR HIS FATHER
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  • HAD TAKEN OUT OF THE TEMPLE WHICH WAS IN
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  • JERUSALEM, SO THAT THE KING AND HIS NOBLES,
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  • HIS WIVES AND HIS CONCUBINES MIGHT DRINK
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  • FROM THEM." OK?
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  • BELSHAZZAR'S GETTING TIPSY AND HE SAYS:
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  • I'VE GOT AN IDEA.
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  • LET'S BRING IN ALL OF THOSE VESSELS,
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  • LET'S BRING IN ALL OF THOSE ARTIFACTS FROM THAT
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  • HOLY SO-CALLED TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM WHERE THE
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  • ISRAELITES WORSHIPPED THEIR GOD.
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  • LET'S BRING IN ALL OF THOSE OBJECTS OF WORSHIP
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  • AND LET'S DRINK FROM THEM; AND LET'S DRINK OUT OF
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  • THEIR VESSELS AND TOAST TO THE PAGAN GODS
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  • OF THE BABYLONIANS.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID IN VERSE 4,
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  • "THEY DRANK THE WINE AND THEY PRAISED THE GODS OF
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  • GOLD AND SILVER AND BRONZE,
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  • IRON, AND STONE."
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, THEY PURPOSEFULLY BLASPHEMED
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  • THE NAME OF JEHOVAH GOD BY USING THE VESSELS THAT
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  • WERE USED TO WORSHIP THE TRUE GOD AND USE THEM TO
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  • WORSHIP THE GOD OF BAAL AND MARDUK AND THE OTHER
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  • BABYLONIAN GODS.
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  • BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR DRUNKEN BLASPHEMOUS ORGY
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  • NOTICE WHAT HAPPENS IN VERSE 5.
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  • THE MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE.
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  • "SUDDENLY THE FINGERS OF A MAN'S HAND EMERGED AND
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  • BEGAN WRITING OPPOSITE THE LAMPSTAND ON THE PLASTER
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  • OF THE WALL OF THE KING'S PALACE,
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  • AND THE KING SAW THE BACK OF THE HAND
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  • THAT DID THE WRITING."
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  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THE REACTION OF THAT?
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  • I LOVE DR. CRISWELL'S DESCRIPTION OF THAT NIGHT.
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  • I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID IN ONLY THE
  • 00:10:11.050 --> 00:10:14.080
  • WAY HE COULD SAY IT.
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  • "IN THE MIDST OF THE FEAST,
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  • WHILE BELSHAZZAR WAS DRINKING AND PRAISING THE
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  • HEATHEN GODS IN PROFANE WAYS,
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  • SUDDENLY THE CUP DROPPED FROM HIS HAND.
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  • HIS EYES WERE FIXED IN STARK TERROR ON THE WALL.
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  • THE JOINTS OF HIS LOINS WERE LOOSED AND HIS KNEES
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  • SMOTE ONE ANOTHER AS HIS GAZE WAS FROZEN
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  • ON THE WALL.
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  • I CAN SEE THE EYES OF ALL OF THAT VAST MULTITUDE
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  • FOLLOW THE EYES OF THE KING.
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  • THEY TOO SEE THAT HAND, INCISING THOSE CHARACTERS
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  • IN THE STONE.
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  • THE VAST HALL SUDDENLY BECAME A SILENT AS DEATH.
  • 00:10:46.150 --> 00:10:50.170
  • I CAN SEE ALL OF THEIR EYES FOCUSED BACK ON THE
  • 00:10:50.180 --> 00:10:53.050
  • KING FOR INTERPRETATION FOR COURAGE.
  • 00:10:53.060 --> 00:10:56.110
  • BUT INSTEAD OF FINDING A MONARCH OF GREAT STRENGTH
  • 00:10:56.120 --> 00:10:59.160
  • THEY BEHOLD A MISERABLY WEAK COWARD LITERALLY
  • 00:10:59.170 --> 00:11:03.050
  • PARALYZED IN FEAR."
  • 00:11:03.060 --> 00:11:05.220
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED AT BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST.
  • 00:11:05.230 --> 00:11:08.080
  • NOW LOOK AT THE MIRACULOUS INTERPRETATION.
  • 00:11:08.090 --> 00:11:10.130
  • FINALLY BELSHAZZAR REGAINED SOME SEMBLANCE OF
  • 00:11:10.140 --> 00:11:13.090
  • COMPOSURE AND HE CALLS OUT FOR THE WISEMEN OF
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:16.030
  • BABYLON, THAT SAME OLD GANG,
  • 00:11:16.040 --> 00:11:17.230
  • TO COME IN AND GIVE AN INTERPRETATION.
  • 00:11:17.240 --> 00:11:20.060
  • REMEMBER THEY ABSOLUTELY FAILED NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
  • 00:11:20.070 --> 00:11:22.290
  • AND HE SAYS, LOOK AT VERSE 8,
  • 00:11:23.000 --> 00:11:24.180
  • "THEN ALL THE KING'S WISE MEN CAME IN,
  • 00:11:24.190 --> 00:11:26.270
  • BUT THEY COULD NOT READ THE INSCRIPTION OR MAKE
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:29.050
  • KNOWN ITS INTERPRETATION TO THE KING."
  • 00:11:29.060 --> 00:11:31.090
  • IN FACT, BELSHAZZAR HAD SAID ANYONE WHO CAN
  • 00:11:31.100 --> 00:11:33.270
  • INTERPRET THIS I WILL GIVE A THIRD OF MY KINGDOM.
  • 00:11:33.280 --> 00:11:36.190
  • SEE A THIRD OF IT BELONGED TO HIS DAD NABONIDUS,
  • 00:11:36.200 --> 00:11:39.100
  • HE HAD A THIRD.
  • 00:11:39.110 --> 00:11:40.090
  • HE SAID: I WILL GIVE A THIRD TO ANYBODY WHO CAN
  • 00:11:40.100 --> 00:11:42.240
  • INTERPRET THIS.
  • 00:11:42.250 --> 00:11:44.080
  • NO ONE COULD INTERPRET IT.
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:45.180
  • AND SO VERSE 9 SAYS HE WAS GREATLY ALARMED,
  • 00:11:45.190 --> 00:11:48.220
  • HE BEGAN TO PANIC AGAIN.
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:51.080
  • WHY DID HE PANIC OVER THIS SCENE?
  • 00:11:51.090 --> 00:11:54.020
  • YOU SEE, I THINK DEEP DOWN BELSHAZZAR KNEW WHAT EVERY
  • 00:11:54.030 --> 00:11:56.290
  • PERSON KNOWS: THAT THERE REALLY IS A GOD.
  • 00:11:57.000 --> 00:12:01.230
  • AND ALL OF US HAVE A CONSCIENCE.
  • 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:04.120
  • IN BELSHAZZAR'S CONSCIENCE THOUGH IT HAD BEEN BADLY
  • 00:12:04.130 --> 00:12:06.270
  • SEARED AND IT WAS HARDENED,
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:08.290
  • I THINK INSTINCTIVELY HE KNEW HE HAD CROSSED THE
  • 00:12:09.000 --> 00:12:12.040
  • LINE AND THAT JUDGMENT WAS COMING BECAUSE OF THIS ACT
  • 00:12:12.050 --> 00:12:15.120
  • OF BLASPHEMY.
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:16.210
  • LOOK AT VERSE 10, "THEN THE QUEEN ENTERED THE
  • 00:12:16.220 --> 00:12:19.020
  • BANQUET HALL BECAUSE OF THE WORDS OF THE KING AND
  • 00:12:19.030 --> 00:12:21.210
  • HIS NOBLES; THE QUEEN SPOKE AND SAID,
  • 00:12:21.220 --> 00:12:23.240
  • 'O KING, LIVE FOREVER!
  • 00:12:23.250 --> 00:12:25.060
  • DO NOT LET YOUR THOUGHTS ALARM YOU OR YOUR FACE BE
  • 00:12:25.070 --> 00:12:29.240
  • PALE.'" SHE WAS PROBABLY IN ANOTHER ROOM WHEN ALL
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:32.060
  • OF THIS HAPPENED.
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:33.000
  • SHE WASN'T PARTICIPATING IN THE ORGY.
  • 00:12:33.010 --> 00:12:34.180
  • WHEN SHE HEARD THE COMMOTION SHE CAME IN TO
  • 00:12:34.190 --> 00:12:36.160
  • SEE WHAT WAS WRONG, AND WHEN SHE SAW HER SON
  • 00:12:36.170 --> 00:12:39.190
  • ASHEN, SHE SAID: WHAT IS WRONG?
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:41.160
  • DO NOT BE ALARMED.
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:43.230
  • AND THEN WHEN SHE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS MYSTERIOUS
  • 00:12:43.240 --> 00:12:46.130
  • MESSAGE IN VERSE 11 SHE SAID TO HER SON,
  • 00:12:46.140 --> 00:12:50.110
  • "DURING YOUR FATHER'S DAY THERE USED TO BE A MAN IN
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:54.000
  • WHOM THE SPIRIT OF THE GODS DWELLED.
  • 00:12:54.010 --> 00:12:57.290
  • HE IS THE ONE IF YOU WILL CALL ON HIM WHO CAN
  • 00:12:58.000 --> 00:13:00.270
  • PROVIDE AN INTERPRETATION TO THIS WRITING."
  • 00:13:00.280 --> 00:13:04.160
  • NOW, UNDERSTAND WHEN DANIEL CAME TO BABYLON HE
  • 00:13:04.170 --> 00:13:07.100
  • WAS PROBABLY 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:13:07.110 --> 00:13:10.190
  • THAT WAS IN 605 BC.
  • 00:13:10.200 --> 00:13:13.170
  • WE ARE NOW AT 539 BC, SO DANIEL IS IN HIS EARLY 80'S.
  • 00:13:13.180 --> 00:13:19.150
  • HE'S BEEN FORGOTTEN FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS.
  • 00:13:19.160 --> 00:13:22.290
  • NOBODY REMEMBERS HIM, EXCEPT THE QUEEN.
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:25.260
  • SHE SAYS, "I REMEMBER WHEN YOUR DAD WAS ALIVE THERE
  • 00:13:25.270 --> 00:13:28.250
  • WAS A MAN WHO WAS ABLE TO INTERPRET DREAMS."
  • 00:13:28.260 --> 00:13:30.280
  • SO THEY CALL FOR DANIEL TO COME.
  • 00:13:30.290 --> 00:13:33.140
  • THEY BRING DANIEL INTO THE PALACE HE'S NOT BEEN IN
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:35.240
  • NOW FOR 50 YEARS AND HE STANDS BEFORE BELSHAZZAR.
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:39.060
  • LOOK AT VERSE 16, BELSHAZZAR SAYS TO HIM,
  • 00:13:39.070 --> 00:13:41.260
  • "I HAVE PERSONALLY HEARD ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:44.020
  • THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO GIVE INTERPRETATIONS AND SOLVE
  • 00:13:44.030 --> 00:13:46.130
  • DIFFICULT PROBLEMS.
  • 00:13:46.140 --> 00:13:47.240
  • NOW IF YOU ARE ABLE TO READ THE INSCRIPTION AND
  • 00:13:47.250 --> 00:13:50.130
  • MAKE THE INTERPRETATION KNOWN TO ME,
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:52.070
  • YOU WILL BE CLOTHED WITH PURPLE AND WEAR A NECKLACE
  • 00:13:52.080 --> 00:13:54.170
  • OF GOLD AROUND YOUR NECK, AND YOU WILL HAVE
  • 00:13:54.180 --> 00:13:56.090
  • AUTHORITY AS A THIRD RULER OF THE KINGDOM."
  • 00:13:56.100 --> 00:13:59.130
  • I'LL GIVE A THIRD OF MY KINGDOM TO YOU.
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:01.260
  • IN VERSE 17, DANIEL SAYS: YOU CAN TAKE THAT OFFER
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:04.270
  • AND HANG IT AROUND YOUR BEAK.
  • 00:14:04.280 --> 00:14:06.280
  • THAT'S IN THE HEBREW, THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS HERE.
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:11.120
  • VERSE 17, HE SAID, "KEEP YOUR GIFTS FOR YOURSELF."
  • 00:14:11.130 --> 00:14:15.080
  • I DON'T WANT YOUR MONEY.
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:17.020
  • I'M NOT HERE FOR YOUR MONEY,
  • 00:14:17.030 --> 00:14:19.040
  • BUT I WILL GIVE YOU THE INTERPRETATION OF THE
  • 00:14:19.050 --> 00:14:21.080
  • WRITING ON THE WALL.
  • 00:14:21.090 --> 00:14:23.020
  • BUT BEFORE I GIVE YOU THE INTERPRETATION I HAVE
  • 00:14:23.030 --> 00:14:26.020
  • SOMETHING I WANT TO SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:27.110
  • O KING: IN THE DAYS OF YOUR FATHER,
  • 00:14:27.120 --> 00:14:31.130
  • YOUR FATHER WAS THE MIGHTIEST RULER OF
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:33.060
  • BABYLON, NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
  • 00:14:33.070 --> 00:14:35.090
  • HE GAVE ORDERS AND PEOPLE FULFILLED THEM.
  • 00:14:35.100 --> 00:14:38.170
  • HE WAS ABLE TO PROMOTE MEN,
  • 00:14:38.180 --> 00:14:40.030
  • HE WAS ABLE TO KILL MEN AT WILL,
  • 00:14:40.040 --> 00:14:42.290
  • BUT GOD HUMBLED HIM.
  • 00:14:43.000 --> 00:14:44.290
  • HE REDUCED HIM TO AN ANIMAL FOR 7 YEARS AND
  • 00:14:45.000 --> 00:14:48.040
  • ONLY AFTER THAT DID HE HUMBLE HIMSELF BEFORE
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:51.040
  • ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:52.230
  • AND THEN NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS,
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:54.080
  • "YET, YOU HIS SON," VERSE 22,
  • 00:14:54.090 --> 00:14:56.080
  • "BELSHAZZAR, HAVE NOT HUMBLED YOUR HEART,
  • 00:14:56.090 --> 00:14:58.250
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU KNEW ALL THIS."
  • 00:14:58.260 --> 00:15:02.110
  • DANIEL LEVELS THREE CHARGES AGAINST BELSHAZZAR
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:05.200
  • - WRITE THEM DOWN.
  • 00:15:05.210 --> 00:15:06.180
  • FIRST OF ALL, HIS FIRST CHARGE WAS: YOU HAVE
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:08.210
  • REJECTED THE TRUTH YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN.
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:11.030
  • HE SAID: BELSHAZZAR, YOU KNEW THE TRUTH,
  • 00:15:11.040 --> 00:15:13.160
  • YOU KNEW ABOUT GOD THROUGH YOUR FATHER,
  • 00:15:13.170 --> 00:15:15.160
  • YOUR ANCESTOR NEBUCHADNEZZAR AND YET YOU
  • 00:15:15.170 --> 00:15:18.040
  • WILLINGLY REJECTED THAT TRUTH.
  • 00:15:18.050 --> 00:15:21.070
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GOD
  • 00:15:21.080 --> 00:15:23.130
  • HOLDS US ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE REVELATION,
  • 00:15:23.140 --> 00:15:26.150
  • THE INFORMATION THAT HE'S GIVEN TO US ABOUT HIMSELF.
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:29.190
  • THE PERSON WHO HAS HEARD GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:15:29.200 --> 00:15:32.020
  • WHO HAS A BIBLE AVAILABLE TO HIM,
  • 00:15:32.030 --> 00:15:33.280
  • WHO HAS HEARD THE WORD OF GOD TAUGHT OVER,
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:35.270
  • AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN AND YET REJECTS GOD'S
  • 00:15:35.280 --> 00:15:38.280
  • MESSAGE WILL BE MORE ACCOUNTABLE AND WILL
  • 00:15:38.290 --> 00:15:42.000
  • SUFFER A GREATER JUDGMENT THAN THE ONE WHO HAS NEVER
  • 00:15:42.010 --> 00:15:44.200
  • HEARD GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:46.170
  • HE SAID, FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE REJECTED THE
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:49.130
  • KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE RECEIVED.
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:50.150
  • SECONDLY, HE SAYS: YOU HAVE WILLINGLY
  • 00:15:50.160 --> 00:15:52.220
  • DISOBEYED GOD.
  • 00:15:52.230 --> 00:15:54.000
  • LOOK AT VERSE 23, "BUT YOU HAVE EXALTED YOURSELF
  • 00:15:54.010 --> 00:15:57.140
  • AGAINST THE LORD OF HEAVEN."
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:16:00.160
  • THERE ARE SOME OF YOU HERE TONIGHT AND LISTENING WHO
  • 00:16:00.170 --> 00:16:03.070
  • ARE ENGAGED IN WILLINGLY, KNOWINGLY,
  • 00:16:03.080 --> 00:16:07.250
  • AND CONTINUALLY VIOLATING WHAT YOU KNOW
  • 00:16:07.260 --> 00:16:10.280
  • TO BE THE TRUTH.
  • 00:16:10.290 --> 00:16:12.210
  • AND THERE IS A SPECIAL JUDGMENT IN THE BIBLE FOR
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:15.220
  • THOSE KIND OF DEFIANT AND HIGH-HANDED SINS.
  • 00:16:15.230 --> 00:16:20.070
  • THIRDLY, HE SAYS: YOU HAVE WORSHIPED
  • 00:16:20.080 --> 00:16:22.130
  • OTHER GODS BELSHAZZAR.
  • 00:16:22.140 --> 00:16:24.110
  • LOOK AT VERSE 23 AGAIN, "AND THEY HAVE BROUGHT THE
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:26.290
  • VESSELS OF HIS HOUSE BEFORE YOU,
  • 00:16:27.000 --> 00:16:29.020
  • AND YOU AND YOUR NOBLES, YOUR WIVES AND YOUR
  • 00:16:29.030 --> 00:16:30.240
  • CONCUBINES HAVE BEEN DRINKING WINE FROM THEM;
  • 00:16:30.250 --> 00:16:32.200
  • AND YOU HAVE PRAISED THE GODS OF SILVER AND GOLD,
  • 00:16:32.210 --> 00:16:35.180
  • OF BRONZE, IRON, WOOD AND STONE,
  • 00:16:35.190 --> 00:16:37.110
  • WHICH DO NOT SEE, THEY DO NOT HEAR OR UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:40.080
  • BUT THE GOD IN WHOSE HAND ARE YOUR LIFE AND BREATH
  • 00:16:40.090 --> 00:16:43.260
  • AND ALL YOUR WAYS, YOU HAVE NOT GLORIFIED."
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:47.140
  • HE WAS SAYING: BELSHAZZAR, YOU HAVE CHASED AFTER
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:49.160
  • OTHER GODS, INANIMATE OBJECTS,
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:51.080
  • GOLD AND SILVER, INSTEAD OF WORSHIPPING
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:54.080
  • THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:16:54.090 --> 00:16:55.270
  • AND NOW IT COMES TIME THEREFORE,
  • 00:16:55.280 --> 00:16:57.180
  • BECAUSE OF THAT HERE IS THE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:16:57.190 --> 00:16:59.170
  • LOOK AT VERSE 25, HE SAYS, "NOW THIS IS THE
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:02.170
  • INTERPRETATION THAT IS WRITTEN OUT: 'MENE,
  • 00:17:02.180 --> 00:17:05.160
  • MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.'" IT'S ARAMAIC.
  • 00:17:05.170 --> 00:17:10.170
  • IT MEANS THIS, THE INTERPRETATION IN VERSE
  • 00:17:10.180 --> 00:17:13.130
  • 26, "MENE" IT MEANS GOD HAS NUMBERED YOUR KINGDOM.
  • 00:17:13.140 --> 00:17:18.090
  • "HE HAS NUMBERED YOUR DAYS AND PUT AN END TO IT.
  • 00:17:18.100 --> 00:17:21.180
  • TEKEL" VERSE 27, "YOU HAVE BEEN WEIGHED ON THE SCALES
  • 00:17:21.190 --> 00:17:25.260
  • AND FOUND DEFICIENT."
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:28.220
  • HE SAYS: COMPARED TO THE STANDARD,
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:30.200
  • THE ABSOLUTE PERFECTION OF GOD,
  • 00:17:30.210 --> 00:17:33.080
  • AGAINST WHICH WE'RE ALL MEASURED - YOU BELSHAZZAR,
  • 00:17:33.090 --> 00:17:37.060
  • YOU'VE COME UP LACKING.
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:38.190
  • YOU'VE COME UP LIGHT, YOU HAVE COME UP DEFICIENT.
  • 00:17:38.200 --> 00:17:41.260
  • THAT'S WHAT WORD "TEKEL" MEANS - YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:17:41.270 --> 00:17:44.060
  • WEIGHED ON THE SCALES AND YOU HAVE
  • 00:17:44.070 --> 00:17:45.240
  • BEEN FOUND DEFICIENT.
  • 00:17:45.250 --> 00:17:47.070
  • AND THEN "UPHARSIN" - IT'S A PLURAL TERM SIMPLY
  • 00:17:47.080 --> 00:17:50.070
  • MEANING YOUR KINGDOM HAS BEEN DIVIDED AND GIVEN
  • 00:17:50.080 --> 00:17:52.280
  • OVER TO OTHERS, TO THE MEDES AND TO THE PERSIANS.
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:56.000
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 30, WE SEE THE FULFILLMENT OF
  • 00:17:56.010 --> 00:17:59.070
  • THIS INTERPRETATION, THE MIGHTY DEFEAT.
  • 00:17:59.080 --> 00:18:02.060
  • VERSE 30, "THAT SAME NIGHT..."
  • 00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:04.190
  • THE SAME NIGHT OF THIS FEAST,
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:07.210
  • "BELSHAZZAR THE CHALDEAN KING WAS SLAIN.
  • 00:18:07.220 --> 00:18:11.040
  • AND SO DARIUS THE MEDE RECEIVED THE KINGDOM AT
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:14.120
  • ABOUT THE AGE OF SIXTY-TWO."
  • 00:18:14.130 --> 00:18:16.190
  • NOW WE KNOW FROM EXTRA-BIBLICAL LITERATURE,
  • 00:18:16.200 --> 00:18:18.220
  • WE KNOW FROM ARCHEOLOGY; NOT ONLY THE YEAR,
  • 00:18:18.230 --> 00:18:21.120
  • WE KNOW THE MONTH AND THE EXACT DATE THIS HAPPENED.
  • 00:18:21.130 --> 00:18:24.130
  • IT HAPPENED THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 11,
  • 00:18:24.140 --> 00:18:26.130
  • AND THE EARLY MORNING OF OCTOBER 12, 539 BC.
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:31.120
  • WE KNOW FROM THE CYLINDER OF CYRUS WHAT HAPPENED
  • 00:18:31.130 --> 00:18:34.240
  • THAT NIGHT AND IT COMPLETELY MATCHES THE
  • 00:18:34.250 --> 00:18:37.210
  • BIBLICAL RECORD.
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:38.220
  • WHILE EVERYBODY WAS DRUNK, THE KING'S NOBLEMEN WERE
  • 00:18:38.230 --> 00:18:41.140
  • DRUNK, THEY LIFTED THE CITY GATES AND DARIUS AND
  • 00:18:41.150 --> 00:18:46.130
  • HIS SOLDIERS WALKED INTO THE CITY AND WITHOUT
  • 00:18:46.140 --> 00:18:50.170
  • LOOSENING AN ARROW, WITHOUT THROWING A SINGLE
  • 00:18:50.180 --> 00:18:53.190
  • SPEAR THEY WERE ABLE TO OVERTAKE THE MIGHTY
  • 00:18:53.200 --> 00:18:57.090
  • KINGDOM OF BABYLON.
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:18:59.120
  • IT HAPPENED JUST AS GOD HAD PREDICTED.
  • 00:18:59.130 --> 00:19:03.170
  • WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES THAT WE FIND IN THIS PASSAGE?
  • 00:19:03.180 --> 00:19:06.100
  • I WANT YOU TO WRITE THREE OF THEM DOWN.
  • 00:19:06.110 --> 00:19:08.180
  • THREE PRINCIPLES FROM THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:08.190 --> 00:19:10.200
  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD HATES PRIDE.
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:14.280
  • IN PROVERBS 6 GOD TELLS US THE SEVEN THINGS THAT HE
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:18.060
  • HATES MOST, AND AT THE TOP OF THE LIST IS PRIDE.
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:22.230
  • AND THERE IS NO GREATER DEMONSTRATION OF PRIDE
  • 00:19:22.240 --> 00:19:26.180
  • AGAINST GOD THAN KNOWINGLY,
  • 00:19:26.190 --> 00:19:29.210
  • WILLINGLY, AND CONTINUALLY DISOBEYING GOD.
  • 00:19:29.220 --> 00:19:34.130
  • THAT IS THE ESSENCE OF PRIDE AND NO ONE US
  • 00:19:34.140 --> 00:19:38.040
  • CAN SURVIVE THAT.
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:39.030
  • JAMES 4:6 SAYS, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD."
  • 00:19:39.040 --> 00:19:43.280
  • SECONDLY, THIS PASSAGE REMINDS US
  • 00:19:43.290 --> 00:19:46.070
  • THAT GOD HONORS COURAGE.
  • 00:19:46.080 --> 00:19:49.130
  • INSTEAD OF TELLING THE KING WHAT HE WANTED TO
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:52.000
  • HEAR DANIEL TOLD THE KING WHAT HE NEEDED TO HEAR.
  • 00:19:52.010 --> 00:19:55.030
  • IN FACT DANIEL WAS OLD MAN NOW.
  • 00:19:55.040 --> 00:19:57.170
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO LOSE,
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:19:59.180
  • AND THEREFORE HE SAID: I AM GOING TO TELL THE KING
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:02.080
  • WHAT HE NEEDS TO HEAR.
  • 00:20:02.090 --> 00:20:03.240
  • I'M GOING TO DELIVER GOD'S TRUTH REGARDLESS OF THE
  • 00:20:03.250 --> 00:20:06.260
  • FALLOUT OF THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:20:06.270 --> 00:20:08.260
  • AND THE THIRD TRUTH IN THIS PASSAGE IS: GOD WILL
  • 00:20:08.270 --> 00:20:11.150
  • HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE TRUTH
  • 00:20:11.160 --> 00:20:13.150
  • WE HAVE RECEIVED.
  • 00:20:13.160 --> 00:20:15.050
  • GOD HOLDS US ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE TRUTH
  • 00:20:15.060 --> 00:20:17.220
  • THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED.
  • 00:20:17.230 --> 00:20:20.110
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING,
  • 00:20:20.120 --> 00:20:21.240
  • VERSE 29 SAYS THAT BELSHAZZAR HONORED DANIEL
  • 00:20:21.250 --> 00:20:26.140
  • FOR INTERPRETING THE SCRIPTURE PASSAGE.
  • 00:20:26.150 --> 00:20:29.050
  • BUT THERE IS NOTHING THAT SAYS BELSHAZZAR REPENTED
  • 00:20:29.060 --> 00:20:33.080
  • BECAUSE OF THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:35.060
  • HE HEARD THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:20:35.070 --> 00:20:36.210
  • HE HAD THE REVELATION, BUT HE DIDN'T REPENT AND HIS
  • 00:20:36.220 --> 00:20:39.270
  • JUDGMENT CAME THAT VERY NIGHT.
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:42.230
  • HOW COULD BELSHAZZAR IN BABYLON REJECT THE
  • 00:20:42.240 --> 00:20:46.070
  • HANDWRITING ON THE WALL?
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:48.290
  • LOOK AT WHAT YOU AND I HAVE DONE WITH THE
  • 00:20:49.000 --> 00:20:51.060
  • HANDWRITING THAT IS IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:20:51.070 --> 00:20:53.170
  • GOD HAS GIVEN US AN EVEN MORE CLEAR REVELATION THAN
  • 00:20:53.180 --> 00:20:57.290
  • BELSHAZZAR EVER RECEIVED.
  • 00:20:58.000 --> 00:20:59.040
  • HE HAS SAID TO US JUST LIKE HE DID TO BELSHAZZAR:
  • 00:20:59.050 --> 00:21:02.230
  • MENE, MENE, YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED.
  • 00:21:02.240 --> 00:21:07.000
  • DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:08.010
  • DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:09.280
  • LIVE HERE FOREVER?
  • 00:21:09.290 --> 00:21:11.140
  • EVERYWHERE AROUND US WE HAVE THE MESSAGE THAT WE
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:14.140
  • ARE NOT GOING TO LIVE FOREVER.
  • 00:21:14.150 --> 00:21:16.000
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO EVERY ONE
  • 00:21:16.010 --> 00:21:18.080
  • OF US TO DIE AND THEN THE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:21:18.090 --> 00:21:21.200
  • UPHARSIN - ONE DAY YOUR KINGDOM WILL BE DIVIDED
  • 00:21:21.210 --> 00:21:24.280
  • AND LEFT TO OTHERS.
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:25.280
  • DO YOU REALIZE THAT'S THE MESSAGE TO US AS WELL?
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:29.060
  • ONE DAY EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SPENT YOUR LIFE
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:31.230
  • ACCUMULATING; YOU'RE GOING TO LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND FOR
  • 00:21:31.240 --> 00:21:34.070
  • SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:35.240
  • TEKEL - YOU HAVE BEEN PLACED ON GOD'S SCALES
  • 00:21:35.250 --> 00:21:39.260
  • AND FOUND LACKING.
  • 00:21:39.270 --> 00:21:42.120
  • AND THE STANDARD, THE MEASUREMENT THAT GOD USES
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:45.200
  • TO MEASURE US AGAINST IS NOT OTHER PEOPLE IT IS THE
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:49.020
  • PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:49.030 --> 00:21:52.260
  • AND UNLESS WE HAVE A RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT
  • 00:21:52.270 --> 00:21:54.260
  • MEASURES UP TO HIS WE ARE FOUND LACKING AND THAT
  • 00:21:54.270 --> 00:21:57.160
  • MEANS WE ARE ALL DEFICIENT IN GOD'S EYES.
  • 00:21:57.170 --> 00:22:00.150
  • WE'VE ALL SINNED.
  • 00:22:00.160 --> 00:22:01.220
  • WE'VE ALL COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:22:01.230 --> 00:22:04.170
  • THE ONLY WAY WE CAN EVER SURVIVE THE JUDGMENT OF
  • 00:22:04.180 --> 00:22:07.070
  • GOD IS TO WRAP OURSELVES IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:10.090
  • JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:10.100 --> 00:22:11.130
  • IN REVELATION 20 GOD TALKS ABOUT THAT FINAL JUDGMENT,
  • 00:22:11.140 --> 00:22:15.230
  • THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT,
  • 00:22:15.240 --> 00:22:17.030
  • AND HE SAID AT THAT JUDGMENT ALL UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:22:17.040 --> 00:22:19.060
  • WERE STANDING BEFORE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE AND THE
  • 00:22:19.070 --> 00:22:21.160
  • BOOKS WERE OPENED, THE BOOKS OF EVERY MAN'S
  • 00:22:21.170 --> 00:22:23.150
  • DEEDS, AND THE BOOK WAS OPENED,
  • 00:22:23.160 --> 00:22:25.130
  • THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND IF ANY MAN,
  • 00:22:25.140 --> 00:22:27.250
  • WOMAN, CHILD WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF
  • 00:22:27.260 --> 00:22:30.030
  • LIFE HE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND TORMENTED
  • 00:22:30.040 --> 00:22:34.120
  • THERE DAY AND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:22:34.130 --> 00:22:39.240
  • YOU SEE, THE REAL QUESTION IS NOT:
  • 00:22:39.250 --> 00:22:43.240
  • HOW COULD BELSHAZZAR AND BABYLON IGNORE
  • 00:22:43.250 --> 00:22:46.190
  • THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL?
  • 00:22:46.200 --> 00:22:48.200
  • THE REAL QUESTION IS: HOW COULD YOU AND I IGNORE
  • 00:22:50.260 --> 00:22:54.220
  • GOD'S HANDWRITING IN HIS BOOK?
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:57.060
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:57.180 --> 00:23:02.180
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK OF DANIEL ISN'T A MERE LESSON
  • 00:23:03.080 --> 00:23:06.210
  • IN ANCIENT HISTORY.
  • 00:23:06.220 --> 00:23:08.160
  • THE WORDS IN THIS POWERFUL BOOK ARE GOD-BREATHED
  • 00:23:08.170 --> 00:23:12.000
  • AND DESIGNED TO GET OUR ATTENTION TODAY!
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:15.030
  • AND I HOPE THIS MESSAGE HAS PROMPTED YOU TO HEED GOD'S
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:18.190
  • WARNING AND INVEST YOUR LIFE IN THINGS THAT TRULY MATTER.
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:23.000
  • I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SPEND SOME TIME DISCOVERING
  • 00:23:24.100 --> 00:23:27.030
  • THE DEPTH AND RICHES FOUND IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
  • 00:23:27.040 --> 00:23:30.070
  • I'VE PREPARED A RESOURCE TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT
  • 00:23:30.080 --> 00:23:33.210
  • I BELIEVE IS THE MOST AMAZING PROPHECY IN ALL OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:38.060
  • WE CALL IT DANIEL'S 70 WEEKS.
  • 00:23:38.070 --> 00:23:41.270
  • MY CHART, DANIEL: THE KEY TO UNLOCKING BIBLICAL PROPHECY,
  • 00:23:41.280 --> 00:23:46.110
  • IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU GRASP THE REMARKABLE PREDICTION OF
  • 00:23:46.120 --> 00:23:50.090
  • OUR LORD'S ARRIVAL, DEATH AND RESURRECTION MADE HUNDREDS OF
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:54.150
  • YEARS BEFORE THESE EVENTS OCCURRED.
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:56.240
  • REQUEST A COPY TODAY WHEN YOU CONTACT US
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  • AT PTV.ORG
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  • NOW STAY TUNED I'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS BRIEF MESSAGE.
  • 00:24:03.000 --> 00:24:07.170
  • WHEN IS JESUS COMING BACK?
  • 00:24:10.180 --> 00:24:12.090
  • WHAT SIGNS WILL PRECEDE HIS RETURN?
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:15.030
  • WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING NOW TO GET READY?
  • 00:24:15.040 --> 00:24:17.240
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS ANSWERS THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE IN A
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  • FASCINATING, FULL-LENGTH MESSAGE RECORDED AT THE
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  • MOUNT OF OLIVES, THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS
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  • IS PROPHESIED TO RETURN!
  • 00:24:26.110 --> 00:24:28.050
  • REQUEST A COPY OF THE KING IS COMING TODAY WITH YOUR
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  • GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
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  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:34.230
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THE COURAGEOUS LIVING IN A PAGAN
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  • THIS 13-PART TEACHING SERIES FEATURES DR. JEFFRESS'S
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  • COMPLETE TEACHING ON THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
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  • TO CONTACT PATHWAY TO VICTORY WITH YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND
  • 00:24:49.070 --> 00:24:52.200
  • UNLOCK THE SECRETS TO BIBLE PROPHECY TODAY!
  • 00:24:52.210 --> 00:24:56.010
  • IN MY OPINION, THE BOOK OF DANIEL ISN'T JUST A WONDERFUL
  • 00:24:59.000 --> 00:25:02.220
  • GUIDEBOOK FOR COURAGEOUS LIVING.
  • 00:25:02.230 --> 00:25:04.270
  • IT'S A POWERFUL TESTIMONY OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
  • 00:25:04.280 --> 00:25:08.220
  • OVER HUMAN EVENTS.
  • 00:25:08.230 --> 00:25:10.160
  • DANIEL REMINDS US THAT WHILE KINGS AND KINGDOMS COME AND
  • 00:25:10.170 --> 00:25:14.000
  • GO, GOD HAS A PLAN THAT HE IS FULFILLING IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 00:25:14.010 --> 00:25:19.000
  • AND THE BOOK OF DANIEL REMINDS US,
  • 00:25:19.010 --> 00:25:21.030
  • THROUGH THE LIFE AND FAITH OF ITS MAIN CHARACTER,
  • 00:25:21.040 --> 00:25:23.290
  • HOW WE OUGHT TO LIVE OUR LIVES IN LIGHT OF
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:26.250
  • THE SOON RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:26.260 --> 00:25:29.070
  • LET ME INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT WEEK
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  • FOR AN INSPIRING LESSON FROM THE STORY OF DANIEL
  • 00:25:32.060 --> 00:25:35.070
  • AND THE LION'S DEN.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK'S MESSAGE.
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:40.280
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • REQUEST A COPY OF THE KING IS COMING AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF
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  • DR. JEFFRESS TEACHING ON THE RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING OF
  • 00:25:50.120 --> 00:25:53.160
  • JESUS FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE WE'LL ALSO
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  • PLUS, A COPY OF DANIEL: THE KEY TO UNLOCKING BIBLE
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  • PROPHECY IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:09.240 --> 00:26:13.100
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:26:13.110 --> 00:26:14.280
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOUR
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  • GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:17.240 --> 00:26:19.000
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
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  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY!
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME, ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:26:22.280 --> 00:26:26.060
  • FAITH DOESN'T MEAN AUTOMATIC DELIVERANCE.
  • 00:26:26.070 --> 00:26:28.200
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN GOD'S GOING TO DO WHAT WE WANT HIM TO DO.
  • 00:26:28.210 --> 00:26:31.110
  • FAITH MEANS BELIEVING GOD'S GOING TO ACCOMPLISH HIS
  • 00:26:31.120 --> 00:26:34.180
  • PURPOSE IN OUR LIFE WHATEVER HAPPENS.
  • 00:26:34.190 --> 00:26:37.020
  • AND GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE IS A GOOD PURPOSE.
  • 00:26:37.030 --> 00:26:40.050
  • GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE IS FOR GOOD AND IT'S FOR HIS
  • 00:26:40.060 --> 00:26:44.020
  • GLORY; AND IN THAT WE CAN REST.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR OUR CONTINUED STUDY
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  • IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL WITH A MESSAGE CALLED,
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  • OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF LIONS
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MIGHTY GLACIERS WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS ON THE
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