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September 1, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • IS HEAVEN A REAL PLACE OR SIMPLY A
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  • FIGMENT OF SOMEBODY'S IMAGINATION?
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  • IF HEAVEN IS A PHYSICAL DESTINATION,
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  • WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
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  • AND WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE TO LIVE IN THIS PLACE FOREVER?
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  • TODAY ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • WE'LL TURN TO PASSAGES IN BOTH THE OLD AND NEW
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  • TESTAMENTS TO DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES
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  • ABOUT OUR ETERNAL HOME.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • IS HEAVEN A REAL PLACE OR A STATE OF MIND ON TODAY'S
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  • EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTRODUCING YOUR
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  • CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT, DR. JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A
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  • BRAND-NEW BOOK CALLED, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS!
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  • THIS ENGAGING, ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT FOR
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  • CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION YOU
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  • CAN PRAY WITH THEM TO ENSURE THEY WILL BE IN
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  • HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS WHEN YOU
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  • GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • ONE MORNING IN EARLY 1971 FAMED BEETLE JOHN LENNON
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  • SAT DOWN AT HIS STEINWAY PIANO AND COMPOSED WHAT
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  • BECAME THE ANTHEM FOR THE AGES.
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  • IT'S A SONG ENTITLED, "IMAGINE."
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  • AND IN THAT ONE WORD TRIBUTE TO UTOPIAN IDEALS
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  • LENNON ASKED US TO IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE IF
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  • THERE WERE NO HEAVEN, OR FOR THAT MATTER NO HELL.
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  • OF COURSE CRITICS WOULD SAY JUST BECAUSE AN
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  • ATHEIST LIKE LENNON DOESN'T IMAGINE HEAVEN TO
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  • BE REAL DOESN'T MEAN IT ISN'T REAL.
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  • OF COURSE ATHEISTS WOULD SAY JUST BECAUSE
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  • CHRISTIANS IMAGINE HEAVEN TO BE REAL
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  • DOESN'T MAKE IT REAL EITHER. FAIR ENOUGH.
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  • BUT WHERE DO WE GO TO FIND OUT IF HEAVEN OR FOR THAT
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  • MATTER HELL ARE ACTUAL PLACES OR JUST
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  • FIGMENTS OF OUR IMAGINATION?
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  • WELL FOR THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE THAT THIS BOOK IS
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  • THE INSPIRED TRUTH FROM GOD'S OWN BREATH THE BIBLE
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  • IS THE PLACE WE TURN TO FIND OUT IS HEAVEN A REAL
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  • PLACE OR IS IT SIMPLY A STATE OF MIND.
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  • AND THAT'S THE QUESTION WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER
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  • TODAY AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES: A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • NOW TO WHOM SHOULD WE TURN TO IN THE BIBLE TO FIND
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  • OUT IF HEAVEN IS REALLY REAL OR NOT?
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  • IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD PLACE TO START WOULD BE WITH THE
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  • ONLY PERSON WHO HAS ACTUALLY LIVED IN HEAVEN
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  • AND HAS COME TO EARTH TO TELL US WHAT IS REALLY THERE.
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  • HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST, AND IF YOU HAVE YOUR
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  • BIBLES THIS MORNING AS WE BEGIN TO ANSWER THIS
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  • QUESTION: IS HEAVEN A REAL PLACE OR SIMPLY A STATE OF
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  • MIND, LET'S TURN TO JOHN 14.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 1-3,
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  • VERSES 1- 3, THE TEACHING OF JOHN 14.
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  • JESUS SAID, "LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED;
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  • BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.
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  • FOR IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY DWELLING PLACES.
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  • IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU FOR I GO TO
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  • PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU; AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A
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  • PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN AND RECEIVE YOU TO
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  • MYSELF THAT WHERE I AM THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO."
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  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THREE KEY WORDS IN THIS PASSAGE
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  • THAT HELP US ANSWER THE QUESTION:
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  • IS HEAVEN A REAL PLACE?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE WORD "TOPOS".
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  • TOPOS IN GREEK LITERALLY IT IS TRANSLATED "PLACES."
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  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE.
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  • JESUS SAYS THIS THREE TIMES IN VERSES 2-3,
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  • "I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
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  • NOW THIS GREEK WORD TOPOS IS THE ROOT WORD FOR OUR
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  • WORD "TOPOGRAPHY."
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  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TOPOGRAPHY;
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  • THAT IS THE ACT OF DETAILING THE ACTUAL
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  • PHYSICAL FEATURES OF LAND ON A MAP.
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  • WHEN JESUS SAID HEAVEN IS A PLACE,
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  • HE IS SAYING HEAVEN IS AN EXACT,
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  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.
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  • THAT'S WHY I TITLED THIS SERIES: A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • THAT COMES FROM THE LIPS OF JESUS HIMSELF.
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  • THE SECOND WORD IS THE GREEK WORD "MONE";
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  • THAT IS, "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY 'MONE.'"
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  • IT'S TRANSLATED "DWELLING PLACES."
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  • THIS WORD MEANS THE HABITAT,
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  • THE LODGING, THE DOMICILE OF A PERSON.
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  • AGAIN, UNDERSCORING THE FACT THAT
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  • HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.
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  • "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY DWELLING PLACES."
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  • AND THEN THE THIRD SIGNIFICANT WORD HERE IS
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  • THE WORD "PREPARE."
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  • "I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU." GUESS WHAT.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO PREPARE A STATE OF MIND.
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  • NO, THIS INDICATES JESUS IS IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW
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  • PREPARING A FUTURE RESIDENCE FOR US.
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  • IT'S AN ACTUAL GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.
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  • NOW THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO SETTLE THE ISSUE
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  • WHETHER HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE,
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  • BUT LET ME TIE A BOW ON IT BY HAVING
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  • YOU TURN TO ACTS 1:9-11.
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  • REMEMBER AFTER JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED ON THE THIRD DAY
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  • HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD; HE SPENT 40 DAYS ON THE EARTH
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  • IN HIS NEW RESURRECTION BODY,
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  • BUT AT THE END OF THOSE 40 DAYS HE FULFILLED HIS
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  • PROMISE TO ASCEND BACK TO HIS FATHER IN HEAVEN AND
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  • HIS FOLLOWERS GATHERED WITH HIM
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  • ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
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  • AND IT WAS AT THAT GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION,
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  • THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, OVERLOOKING THE CITY OF
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  • JERUSALEM THAT LUKE RECORDS WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • VERSE 9, "AND HE," THAT IS JESUS,
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  • "WAS LIFTED UP WHILE THEY," THAT IS THE
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  • DISCIPLES, "WERE LOOKING ON,
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  • AND A CLOUD RECEIVED HIM OUT OF THEIR SIGHT.
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  • AND AS THEY WERE GAZING INTENTLY INTO THE SKY
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  • WHILE HE WAS DEPARTING, BEHOLD,
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  • TWO MEN IN WHITE CLOTHING STOOD BESIDE THEM,
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  • AND THEY ALSO SAID, 'MEN OF GALILEE,
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  • WHY DO YOU STAND LOOKING INTO THE SKY?
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  • THIS JESUS WHO HAS BEEN TAKEN UP FROM YOU INTO
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  • HEAVEN WILL COME IN JUST THE SAME WAY AS YOU HAVE
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  • WATCHED HIM GO INTO HEAVEN.'" NOW THIS IS SO
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  • SIMPLE BUT IT'S SO PROFOUND AT THE SAME TIME.
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  • JESUS WAS AT AN ACTUAL GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION,
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  • THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, AND HE ASCENDED INTO THIS
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  • PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • JUST AS JESUS WAS LITERALLY AND VISIBLY
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  • BROUGHT FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN ONE DAY JESUS IS
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  • LITERALLY AND VISIBLY GOING TO RETURN FROM
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  • HEAVEN BACK TO EARTH.
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  • HEAVEN IS A GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.
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  • BUT OF COURSE THAT BRINGS UP THE QUESTION: WELL
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  • WHERE THEN IS THIS PLACE CALLED HEAVEN?
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  • WHERE IS IT? CAN YOU LOCATE IT ON A MAP?
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  • WHERE IS THIS PLACE CALLED HEAVEN?
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  • WELL WE HAVE A FEW CLUES IN THE BIBLE ABOUT WHERE
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  • THIS PLACE CALLED HEAVEN IS.
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  • NOW THERE ARE ONLY CLUES, BUT WE CAN PUT SOME THINGS
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  • TOGETHER IF WE LOOK AT THE CLUES.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE BIBLE SEEMS TO INDICATE HEAVEN IS UP.
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  • WHEREVER IT IS, IT'S UP. HOW DO WE KNOW THIS?
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  • SATAN TOLD US SO.
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  • NOW I KNOW, YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON SATAN FOR A LOT
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  • OF THINGS; MOST OF THE TIME HE IS A LIAR,
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  • BUT, YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF LIKE A BROKEN CLOCK IS
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  • RIGHT AT LEAST TWICE A DAY,
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  • SATAN IS RIGHT ABOUT A FEW THINGS.
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  • IN ISAIAH 14:13 WHEN SATAN MOUNTED HIS REBELLION
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  • AGAINST GOD, HE SAID, "I, LUCIFER,
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  • WILL ASCEND TO HEAVEN.
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  • I WILL RAISE MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD."
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  • WHEREVER THE THRONE OF GOD IS, IT'S UP.
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  • HE SAID: I'M GOING TO ASCEND TO WHERE YOU ARE, GOD.
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  • GO BACK TO ACTS 1:9 FOR A MOMENT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, DOCTOR LUKE RECORDS JESUS WAS
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  • LIFTED WHERE? UP.
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  • HE WENT UP, WHILE THEY, THE DISCIPLES,
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  • WERE LOOKING ON AND A CLOUD RECEIVED
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  • HIM OUT OF THEIR SIGHT.
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  • SO WE CAN SAY HEAVEN, WHEREVER IT IS, IS UP.
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  • SECONDLY, THE BIBLE INDICATES HEAVEN IS NORTH.
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  • NOW, WE CAN'T MAKE TOO MUCH OUT OF THIS,
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  • BUT THERE IS SOME INDICATION IT'S NORTH.
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  • OF COURSE NORTH IS A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
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  • DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU'RE STANDING,
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  • BUT NORTH IS WHERE HEAVEN IS.
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  • AGAIN, GO BACK TO LUCIFER IN ISAIAH 14:13,
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  • "AND I, LUCIFER, WILL SIT ON THE MOUNT OF ASSEMBLY
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  • IN THE RECESSES OF THE NORTH."
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  • EVEN JOB SAID IN JOB 37:22,
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  • "OUT OF THE NORTH COMES GOLDEN SPLENDOR,
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  • AROUND GOD IS AWESOME MAJESTY."
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  • HEAVEN IS UP; IN SOME SENSE IT TENDS TO BE
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  • NORTH, BUT SOME PEOPLE WONDER: WELL,
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  • IS THIS PLACE CALLED HEAVEN A PLACE THAT
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  • ACTUALLY EXISTS IN A TIME/SPACE SITUATION EVEN
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  • THOUGH IT MAY BE A GAZILLION MILES AWAY?
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  • IS IT A PLACE IN THIS UNIVERSE OR IS PERHAPS
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  • HEAVEN EXISTING IN SOME OTHER DIMENSION THAT WE
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  • CAN'T EVEN SEE RIGHT NOW?
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  • KIND OF LIKE THAT FIFTH DIMENSION,
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  • UNKNOWN TO MAN THAT ROD SERLING USED TO TALK ABOUT
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  • IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
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  • IS THAT WHAT HEAVEN IS?
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  • IT'S JUST A WHOLE OTHER REALM OF EXISTENCE THAT WE
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  • CAN'T SEE RIGHT NOW?
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  • WELL TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION,
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  • AND THIS IS THE FOUNDATION OF THIS MESSAGE,
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  • WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
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  • PRESENT HEAVEN AND THE FUTURE HEAVEN.
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  • THIS WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE;
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  • IT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT AWAITS YOU
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  • AS WELL AND YOUR LOVED ONES WHO ARE CHRISTIANS.
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  • THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRESENT HEAVEN
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  • AND THE FUTURE HEAVEN.
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  • LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PRESENT HEAVEN FOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • RIGHT NOW IN THE PRESENT WORLD THERE ARE ACTUALLY
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  • THREE HEAVENS THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT.
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  • THE FIRST HEAVEN IS THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE.
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  • THAT IS THE AIR WE BREATHE.
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  • THAT'S WHERE THE BIRDS AND THE JET LINERS FLY,
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  • THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE.
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  • THAT'S THE FIRST HEAVEN.
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  • THE SECOND HEAVEN IN THE BIBLE IS OUTER SPACE WHERE
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  • THE STARS, THE PLANETS, THE GALAXIES EXIST,
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  • BUT THERE IS A THIRD HEAVEN RIGHT NOW THAT IS
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  • THE ABODE OF GOD.
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  • IT'S WHERE GOD IS, THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S THE THIRD HEAVEN.
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  • BY THE WAY, IN 2 CORINTHIANS 12 PAUL SAID
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  • THAT HE HAD AN EXPERIENCE IN WHICH HE AT LEAST WAS
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  • CAUGHT UP TO THE THIRD HEAVEN WHERE GOD IS.
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  • BY THE WAY THIS THIRD HEAVEN IS THE PLACE YOU
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  • AND I GO WHEN WE DIE.
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  • IF WE'RE A CHRISTIAN WE GO INTO THE PRESENCE,
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:30.180
  • THE ABODE OF GOD.
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:32.020
  • BUT THAT IS ALL PART OF THE PRESENT HEAVEN,
  • 00:11:32.030 --> 00:11:35.120
  • THE THIRD HEAVEN, AND EVEN THOUGH WE AS CHRISTIANS GO
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:39.250
  • TO BE WITH GOD THAT IS NOT OUR PERMANENT ETERNAL
  • 00:11:39.260 --> 00:11:44.270
  • DWELLING PLACE.
  • 00:11:44.280 --> 00:11:46.160
  • AS WE'RE GOING TO SEE IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS HEAVEN
  • 00:11:46.170 --> 00:11:49.100
  • FOR US, OUR FINAL RESIDENCE IS NOT UP THERE,
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:53.120
  • IT'S RIGHT DOWN HERE ON THE EARTH.
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:56.070
  • AND THAT LEADS ME TO THE FUTURE HEAVEN THAT GOD IS
  • 00:11:56.080 --> 00:11:59.120
  • PREPARING FOR US RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:11:59.130 --> 00:12:01.210
  • THERE IS A FUTURE HEAVEN, A FOURTH HEAVEN IF YOU
  • 00:12:01.220 --> 00:12:04.280
  • WILL, THAT JESUS IS CONSTRUCTING FOR US RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:04.290 --> 00:12:09.090
  • RIGHT NOW, JESUS SAID, I'M GOING TO BE WITH THE
  • 00:12:09.100 --> 00:12:11.110
  • FATHER, I AM PREPARING A PLACE FOR YOU.
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:15.050
  • RIGHT NOW JESUS IS OVERSEEING WHAT I CALL THE
  • 00:12:15.060 --> 00:12:19.000
  • ULTIMATE IN PREFAB HOUSING.
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:21.200
  • HE'S BUILDING A CITY FOR US TO LIVE IN.
  • 00:12:21.210 --> 00:12:24.140
  • IT'S CALLED THE NEW JERUSALEM,
  • 00:12:24.150 --> 00:12:26.140
  • AND ONE DAY THAT CITY THAT IS BEING BUILT WHERE GOD
  • 00:12:26.150 --> 00:12:30.090
  • IS GOING TO DESCEND OUT OF THE THIRD HEAVEN AND COME
  • 00:12:30.100 --> 00:12:34.200
  • DOWN TO A NEWLY RECREATED EARTH.
  • 00:12:34.210 --> 00:12:37.180
  • TURN OVER TO REVELATION 21.
  • 00:12:37.190 --> 00:12:41.080
  • LOOK AT WHAT JOHN SEES IN REVELATION 21:1-2.
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:45.210
  • JOHN SAYS, "I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH FOR
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:50.270
  • THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH PASSED AWAY
  • 00:12:50.280 --> 00:12:53.030
  • AND THERE'S NO LONGER ANY SEA,
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:54.240
  • AND I SAW THE HOLY CITY, THE NEW JERUSALEM," THAT'S
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:58.130
  • WHAT JESUS IS WORKING ON NOW,
  • 00:12:58.140 --> 00:13:00.020
  • "THE NEW JERUSALEM COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN FROM
  • 00:13:00.030 --> 00:13:04.280
  • GOD MADE READY AS A BRIDE ADORNED FOR HER HUSBAND."
  • 00:13:04.290 --> 00:13:09.080
  • THE NEW HEAVEN, THE NEW JERUSALEM THAT JESUS IS
  • 00:13:09.090 --> 00:13:12.200
  • CREATING FOR US IS GOING TO COME OUT OF THE CURRENT
  • 00:13:12.210 --> 00:13:16.080
  • HEAVEN AND REST ON THE NEWLY RECREATED EARTH,
  • 00:13:16.090 --> 00:13:19.160
  • AND THAT IS OUR FUTURE AND PERMANENT HOME
  • 00:13:19.170 --> 00:13:23.080
  • RIGHT HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:13:23.090 --> 00:13:24.280
  • NOW LET ME GIVE YOU SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS
  • 00:13:24.290 --> 00:13:27.090
  • FUTURE HEAVEN THAT WILL BE OUR ETERNAL PLACE,
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:30.070
  • AND ALL OF THIS COMES STRAIGHT FROM SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:13:30.080 --> 00:13:32.090
  • REVELATION 21-22.
  • 00:13:32.100 --> 00:13:35.290
  • FIRST OF ALL, JOHN SAYS OUR FUTURE HOME WILL BE NEW.
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:41.250
  • LOOK AT VERSE 1, "I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW
  • 00:13:41.260 --> 00:13:45.290
  • EARTH, FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH
  • 00:13:46.000 --> 00:13:48.170
  • PASSED AWAY AND THERE IS NO LONGER ANY SEA."
  • 00:13:48.180 --> 00:13:53.190
  • AFTER THE MILLENNIUM, THE 1.000-YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST
  • 00:13:53.200 --> 00:13:56.180
  • AND THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT TALKED ABOUT IN
  • 00:13:56.190 --> 00:13:59.080
  • REVELATION 20, AFTER ALL UNBELIEVERS ARE JUDGED AT
  • 00:13:59.090 --> 00:14:03.030
  • THE END OF REVELATION 20 IN THE WHITE SPACE OF YOUR
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:06.230
  • BIBLE BETWEEN THE END OF CHAPTER 20 AND THE
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:09.290
  • BEGINNING OF CHAPTER 21 THERE IS A GREAT
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:13.160
  • DESTRUCTION OF THE PRESENT HEAVEN AND EARTH.
  • 00:14:13.170 --> 00:14:16.260
  • THEY PASSED AWAY, JOHN SAYS IN VERSE 1.
  • 00:14:16.270 --> 00:14:19.280
  • IT'S ALREADY HAPPENED WHEN WE GET TO CHAPTER 21 VERSE 1.
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:23.200
  • WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT GOD COMPLETELY DESTROY
  • 00:14:23.210 --> 00:14:27.020
  • THIS PRESENT HEAVEN AND EARTH?
  • 00:14:27.030 --> 00:14:29.140
  • WHY CAN'T HE, YOU KNOW, JUST HAVE A LITTLE
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:31.100
  • RENOVATION PROJECT OF THIS EARTH,
  • 00:14:31.110 --> 00:14:33.230
  • MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT BETTER,
  • 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:34.290
  • KIND OF DO A FEW UPGRADES HERE AND THERE?
  • 00:14:35.000 --> 00:14:37.260
  • THERE IS ONE REASON GOD HAS TO
  • 00:14:37.270 --> 00:14:39.110
  • DESTROY EVERYTHING AROUND US.
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:41.080
  • IT'S A LITTLE THREE-LETTER WORD: SIN.
  • 00:14:41.090 --> 00:14:45.140
  • SIN HAS INFECTED AND RUINED EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:14:45.150 --> 00:14:50.120
  • THE WHOLE DIRECTION OF EVERYTHING
  • 00:14:50.130 --> 00:14:53.230
  • IN THIS WORLD IS DOWNWARD.
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:56.040
  • EVERYTHING IS DETERIORATING.
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:14:58.220
  • YOUR BODY IS DETERIORATING.
  • 00:14:58.230 --> 00:15:00.080
  • CAN I GET AN AMEN ON THAT?
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:01.170
  • 00:15:01.180 --> 00:15:03.200
  • I CERTAINLY FEEL IT, BUT IT'S NOT JUST OUR BODIES
  • 00:15:03.210 --> 00:15:06.290
  • THAT DETERIORATE, IT'S EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:09.170
  • IS DETERIORATING AS WELL, AND IT'S BECAUSE WE'VE
  • 00:15:09.180 --> 00:15:11.290
  • BEEN INFECTED WITH THE SIN VIRUS,
  • 00:15:12.000 --> 00:15:13.210
  • BUT GOD IS GOING TO REMOVE THAT FOR THE NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:15:13.220 --> 00:15:16.190
  • AND NEW EARTH, AND ALL OF IT WILL BE A
  • 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:18.200
  • FULFILMENT OF ISAIAH 65:17.
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:22.010
  • "FOR BEHOLD I CREATE NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH,
  • 00:15:22.020 --> 00:15:25.190
  • AND THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT BE
  • 00:15:25.200 --> 00:15:27.100
  • REMEMBERED OR COME TO MIND."
  • 00:15:27.110 --> 00:15:29.150
  • SECONDLY, THE NEW HEAVEN, OUR ETERNAL PLACE,
  • 00:15:29.160 --> 00:15:32.260
  • WILL BE A PHYSICAL LOCATION.
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:35.160
  • YOU KNOW, WE ARE NOT DISEMBODIED SPIRITS.
  • 00:15:35.170 --> 00:15:38.120
  • ONCE WE DIE, WE INHABIT A NEW BODY.
  • 00:15:38.130 --> 00:15:41.190
  • WE ARE CREATED TO BE PHYSICAL BEINGS AS WELL AS
  • 00:15:41.200 --> 00:15:44.220
  • SPIRITUAL BEINGS AND THEREFORE SINCE WE ARE
  • 00:15:44.230 --> 00:15:47.080
  • PHYSICAL BEINGS WE NEED A
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:48.290
  • PHYSICAL LOCATION IN WHICH TO LIVE.
  • 00:15:49.000 --> 00:15:51.270
  • THIRDLY, THIS NEW PLACE CALLED HEAVEN IS
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:55.160
  • GOING TO BE FAMILIAR TO US.
  • 00:15:55.170 --> 00:15:58.000
  • YOU KNOW IF WE INJECTED MOST OF YOU WITH TRUTH
  • 00:15:58.010 --> 00:16:00.140
  • SERUM AND ASKED YOU: ARE YOU EXCITED
  • 00:16:00.150 --> 00:16:02.090
  • ABOUT GOING TO HEAVEN?
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:03.250
  • MANY OF YOU WOULD SAY: AH, I'M NOT SURE HOW EXCITED I
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:06.230
  • AM ABOUT HEAVEN BECAUSE, AFTER ALL,
  • 00:16:06.240 --> 00:16:09.010
  • I MEAN IT SEEMS SO UNFAMILIAR.
  • 00:16:09.020 --> 00:16:10.200
  • WE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT.
  • 00:16:10.210 --> 00:16:11.280
  • WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE.
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:14.170
  • THE FACT IS WE LIKE THE FAMILIAR.
  • 00:16:14.180 --> 00:16:17.160
  • WE GET A LITTLE BIT UPSET ABOUT THE IDEA OF MOVING
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:20.030
  • TO A NEW LOCATION THAT WE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT OR
  • 00:16:20.040 --> 00:16:23.240
  • WE DON'T KNOW THE PEOPLE THERE;
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:25.160
  • AN UNFAMILIAR DESTINATION.
  • 00:16:25.170 --> 00:16:27.180
  • BUT THE FACT IS HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE A VERY
  • 00:16:27.190 --> 00:16:30.080
  • FAMILIAR PLACE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE THIS
  • 00:16:30.090 --> 00:16:32.240
  • WORLD NOT SOME OTHER WORLD IN WHICH
  • 00:16:32.250 --> 00:16:35.060
  • WE'LL LIVE FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:37.030
  • NUMBER FOUR, HEAVEN WILL HAVE NO OCEANS.
  • 00:16:37.040 --> 00:16:40.050
  • LOOK AT VERSE 1 AGAIN OF CHAPTER 21,
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:42.210
  • "AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH FOR THE
  • 00:16:42.220 --> 00:16:44.290
  • FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH PASSED AWAY,
  • 00:16:45.000 --> 00:16:47.120
  • AND THERE IS NO LONGER ANY SEA."
  • 00:16:47.130 --> 00:16:49.160
  • DO YOU REALIZE THE OCEANS TAKE UP 71% OF THE SPACE
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:54.090
  • ON OUR PLANET? THERE'LL BE NO OCEANS.
  • 00:16:54.100 --> 00:16:57.050
  • I DIDN'T SAY NO WATER, BUT NO OCEANS.
  • 00:16:57.060 --> 00:16:59.280
  • NEXT THE NEW HEAVEN WILL HAVE NO SUN OR MOON.
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:04.120
  • LOOK AT VERSE 23, "AND THE CITY," THE NEW JERUSALEM,
  • 00:17:04.130 --> 00:17:07.230
  • "HAS NO NEED FOR THE SUN OR THE MOON TO SHINE ON IT
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:11.070
  • FOR THE GLORY OF GOD HAS ILLUMINED IT AND
  • 00:17:11.080 --> 00:17:13.290
  • ITS LAMP IS THE LAMB."
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:17.060
  • NEXT THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:19.030
  • WILL BE FREE FROM SIN.
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:22.030
  • NOT ONLY WILL THE OCEANS AND THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:26.030
  • BE MISSING, THERE'LL NO LONGER BE ANY SIN.
  • 00:17:26.040 --> 00:17:28.290
  • FURTHERMORE EVERYBODY WILL
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:30.170
  • KNOW THE LORD AT THAT TIME.
  • 00:17:30.180 --> 00:17:31.280
  • HABAKKUK 2:14 SAYS, "FOR THE EARTH WILL BE FILLED
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:34.260
  • WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD AS THE
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:37.180
  • WATERS COVER THE SEA."
  • 00:17:37.190 --> 00:17:40.180
  • THE NEXT TRUTH ABOUT THE NEW HEAVEN IS
  • 00:17:40.190 --> 00:17:43.070
  • IT WILL HAVE A CAPITAL.
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:45.140
  • THERE WILL BE A CAPITAL, THE CENTERPIECE OF THE NEW
  • 00:17:45.150 --> 00:17:48.040
  • HEAVEN AND EARTH CALLED THE NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:51.160
  • IT'S INTERESTING EVEN FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT THE
  • 00:17:51.170 --> 00:17:54.200
  • FOCUS OF HEAVEN WAS A FOCUS ON A CITY,
  • 00:17:54.210 --> 00:17:57.150
  • NOT JUST SOME UNDEFINED SPACE UP THERE.
  • 00:17:57.160 --> 00:17:59.270
  • IT WAS AN ACTUAL CITY.
  • 00:17:59.280 --> 00:18:02.040
  • AND IT'S GOING TO BE UNLIKE ANY CITY WE HAVE
  • 00:18:02.050 --> 00:18:05.150
  • EVER SEEN OR VISITED.
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:08.010
  • LET ME MENTION SEVERAL THINGS ABOUT THIS CITY
  • 00:18:08.020 --> 00:18:10.100
  • WHICH IS, BY THE WAY, YOUR FUTURE RESIDENCE.
  • 00:18:10.110 --> 00:18:13.190
  • ONE MATHEMATICIAN CALCULATED THAT IF THE NEW
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:17.080
  • JERUSALEM IS SHAPED LIKE A CUBE,
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:19.100
  • IT WOULD HAVE ENOUGH ROOM FOR 20 BILLION RESIDENTS
  • 00:18:19.110 --> 00:18:25.230
  • IF EACH INDIVIDUAL RESIDENCE WERE A MASSIVE 75 ACRES.
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:31.180
  • THERE WOULD ALSO BE PLENTY OF ROOM LEFT OVER FOR
  • 00:18:31.190 --> 00:18:34.100
  • PARKS, AND STREETS, AND OTHER FEATURES THAT YOU'D
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:36.240
  • LIKELY SEE IN ANY MAJOR CITY.
  • 00:18:36.250 --> 00:18:39.140
  • THAT'S THE SIZE OF THE NEW JERUSALEM
  • 00:18:39.150 --> 00:18:41.110
  • YOU KNOW TODAY IF YOU LIVE IN A GATED COMMUNITY THE
  • 00:18:41.120 --> 00:18:44.000
  • GATES ARE SHUT, THEY'RE LOCKED AT NIGHT.
  • 00:18:44.010 --> 00:18:46.110
  • IF YOU DON'T, YOU AT LEAST LOCK YOUR DOOR, DON'T YOU?
  • 00:18:46.120 --> 00:18:49.120
  • EVEN THE HAPPIEST PLACE IN ALL THE WORLD,
  • 00:18:49.130 --> 00:18:52.250
  • DISNEYLAND, LOCKS ITS GATES AT NIGHT.
  • 00:18:52.260 --> 00:18:56.150
  • BUT IN THE NEW JERUSALEM THERE'LL
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:57.270
  • BE NO LOCKING THE GATES.
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:18:59.200
  • YOU WON'T HAVE TO LOCK YOUR WINDOWS,
  • 00:18:59.210 --> 00:19:01.200
  • LOCK YOUR DOORS.
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:03.180
  • YOU CAN LEAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN OF YOUR CAR,
  • 00:19:03.190 --> 00:19:05.120
  • YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR KEYS IN THE CAR AND NOTHING WILL
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:07.170
  • HAPPEN BECAUSE SIN AND SINNERS
  • 00:19:07.180 --> 00:19:10.030
  • WILL BE ELIMINATED FOREVER.
  • 00:19:10.040 --> 00:19:12.020
  • AND NOTICE THE SPLENDOR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 00:19:12.030 --> 00:19:15.280
  • AS JOHN DESCRIBES IT, IT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL EVEN
  • 00:19:15.290 --> 00:19:19.060
  • THAN THE EMERALD CITY OF THE FICTITIOUS LAND OF OZ.
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:23.170
  • WE SEE IN VERSES 10 AND 11,
  • 00:19:23.180 --> 00:19:25.000
  • THE HOLY CITY, JERUSALEM, "COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:28.050
  • FROM GOD HAVING THE GLORY OF GOD,
  • 00:19:28.060 --> 00:19:30.040
  • HER BRILLIANCE WAS LIKE A VERY COSTLY STONE,
  • 00:19:30.050 --> 00:19:33.110
  • AND A STONE OF CRYSTAL CLEAR JASPER."
  • 00:19:33.120 --> 00:19:36.210
  • AND THEN CHAPTER 22 VERSE 1,
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:38.240
  • "AND THE ANGEL SHOWED ME A RIVER OF THE WATER OF LIFE
  • 00:19:38.250 --> 00:19:42.000
  • CLEAR AS CRYSTAL COMING FROM THE
  • 00:19:42.010 --> 00:19:43.270
  • THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB."
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:45.180
  • I SAID THERE WASN'T GOING TO BE AN OCEAN IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:19:45.190 --> 00:19:48.220
  • BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE PLENTY OF CLEAR,
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.190
  • FRESH WATER POURING FROM THE THRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:50.200 --> 00:19:53.160
  • AND LOOK AT VERSE 2, "AND ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS
  • 00:19:53.170 --> 00:19:55.240
  • RIVER WAS THE TREE OF LIFE BEARING 12 KINGS OF FRUIT,
  • 00:19:55.250 --> 00:20:01.030
  • YIELDING ITS FRUIT EVERY MONTH,
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:02.290
  • AND THE LEAVES OF THE TREE WERE FOR THE
  • 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:05.060
  • HEALING OF THE NATIONS."
  • 00:20:05.070 --> 00:20:06.070
  • DO YOU REMEMBER THE TREE OF LIFE?
  • 00:20:06.080 --> 00:20:08.180
  • LAST TIME WE SAW IT WAS IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS
  • 00:20:08.190 --> 00:20:12.020
  • IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:14.040
  • AND AFTER ADAM AND EVE REBELLED AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:20:14.050 --> 00:20:16.200
  • GOD BANISHED THEM FROM THE GARDEN. WHY?
  • 00:20:16.210 --> 00:20:20.020
  • SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT EAT OF THAT TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:20:20.030 --> 00:20:23.110
  • HAD THEY EATEN OF THE TREE OF LIFE AFTER THEY SINNED,
  • 00:20:23.120 --> 00:20:26.210
  • THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN FOREVER DOOMED IN THEIR SIN.
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:29.200
  • IT WAS AN ACT OF MERCY THAT GOD BANISHED
  • 00:20:29.210 --> 00:20:31.240
  • THEM FROM THE GARDEN.
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:33.160
  • BUT NOT IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH WE SEE THAT
  • 00:20:33.170 --> 00:20:36.030
  • TREE OF LIFE AGAIN BEARING FRUIT EVERY MONTH AND THE
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:39.190
  • LEAVES ARE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS.
  • 00:20:39.200 --> 00:20:43.040
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?
  • 00:20:43.050 --> 00:20:45.230
  • I DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT IT MEANS,
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:49.060
  • BUT ONE THING I DO KNOW FOR SURE IS IT'S TELLING
  • 00:20:49.070 --> 00:20:52.100
  • US THERE IS NO SICKNESS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:52.110 --> 00:20:55.260
  • NO SICKNESS BECAUSE THERE'S NO SIN.
  • 00:20:55.270 --> 00:20:58.170
  • AND BY THE WAY SOMETHING ELSE THAT'S NOT IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:01.130
  • CHAPTER 21 VERSE 22, "I DID NOT SEE A TEMPLE
  • 00:21:01.140 --> 00:21:05.270
  • EITHER BECAUSE GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB ARE THE TEMPLE."
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:10.000
  • IF YOU GO TO JERUSALEM RIGHT NOW EVEN THOUGH THE
  • 00:21:10.010 --> 00:21:12.290
  • TEMPLE HAS BEEN PRETTY MUCH DESTROYED,
  • 00:21:13.000 --> 00:21:16.220
  • YOU CAN SEE IT WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF THE CITY OF
  • 00:21:16.230 --> 00:21:19.080
  • JERUSALEM; BUT IN THE NEW JERUSALEM THERE'LL BE NO
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:22.280
  • HOUSE OF WORSHIP, THERE'LL BE NO TEMPLE,
  • 00:21:22.290 --> 00:21:25.200
  • THERE'LL BE NO FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
  • 00:21:25.210 --> 00:21:28.190
  • IT WON'T BE NECESSARY BECAUSE GOD AND HIS SON
  • 00:21:28.200 --> 00:21:33.290
  • WILL REPRESENT THE TEMPLE OF GOD;
  • 00:21:34.000 --> 00:21:36.280
  • AND IT IS IN GOD'S PRESENCE THAT WE WILL
  • 00:21:36.290 --> 00:21:40.170
  • LIVE, AND WORK, AND PLAY, AND WORSHIP HIM FOREVER.
  • 00:21:40.180 --> 00:21:47.070
  • THE BIBLE SAYS RIGHT NOW JESUS IS IN HEAVEN
  • 00:21:47.080 --> 00:21:54.040
  • PREPARING A PLACE FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:54.050 --> 00:21:57.050
  • YOU KNOW THE GREATEST THING ABOUT THAT ARE THOSE
  • 00:21:57.060 --> 00:21:58.270
  • TWO WORDS "FOR YOU."
  • 00:21:58.280 --> 00:22:01.010
  • GOD IS CREATING HEAVEN RIGHT NOW WITH YOU IN MIND.
  • 00:22:01.020 --> 00:22:06.090
  • C. S. LEWIS SAID IT THIS WAY: YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN WILL
  • 00:22:06.100 --> 00:22:09.180
  • SEEM TO BE MADE FOR YOU AND YOU ALONE BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:22:09.190 --> 00:22:14.120
  • WERE MADE FOR IT.
  • 00:22:14.130 --> 00:22:16.020
  • MADE FOR IT STITCH BY STITCH AS A GLOVE IS MADE FOR HAND.
  • 00:22:16.030 --> 00:22:22.030
  • THERE'S A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN SONG,
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  • "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE".
  • 00:22:26.160 --> 00:22:30.200
  • THE TRUTH IS THAT PLACE GOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU
  • 00:22:30.210 --> 00:22:34.050
  • RIGHT NOW IS BEYOND OUR WILDEST IMAGINATION.
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:40.060
  • DON'T YOU WANT TO GO?
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:42.250
  • "I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU,
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  • AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU I WILL COME
  • 00:22:45.290 --> 00:22:49.180
  • AGAIN AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF THAT WHERE I AM
  • 00:22:49.190 --> 00:22:54.050
  • THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO."
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  • MUSIC
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  • AND WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY IT WILL BE WHEN WE FINALLY
  • 00:23:01.110 --> 00:23:04.260
  • SEE THE GLORIOUS PLACE GOD HAS PREPARED FOR US.
  • 00:23:04.270 --> 00:23:09.040
  • WELL, I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME FOR THE REST OF THIS
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:11.050
  • SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:23:11.060 --> 00:23:13.080
  • AS WE DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:15.180
  • ABOUT OUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:23:15.190 --> 00:23:17.200
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:20.070
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:25.060
  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER,
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:26.280
  • MY HEART IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:23:26.290 --> 00:23:30.010
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN NEED
  • 00:23:30.020 --> 00:23:32.130
  • JESUS CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:32.140 --> 00:23:35.090
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND-NEW
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:38.030
  • BOOK FOR CHILDREN, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:23:38.040 --> 00:23:42.080
  • THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK USES
  • 00:23:42.090 --> 00:23:44.060
  • SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE YOUNG CHILDREN
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  • CAN UNDERSTAND WHILE ANSWERING TEN COMMONLY
  • 00:23:47.140 --> 00:23:50.020
  • ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:50.030 --> 00:23:51.110
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER YOU CAN
  • 00:23:51.120 --> 00:23:54.280
  • PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD TO ENSURE THAT
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:57.140
  • THEY WILL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:57.150 --> 00:24:00.100
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR
  • 00:24:00.110 --> 00:24:02.210
  • KIDS WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:05.150 --> 00:24:07.270
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS 75 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:24:07.280 --> 00:24:10.130
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL,
  • 00:24:10.140 --> 00:24:13.080
  • FULL-LENGTH BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ALONG WITH
  • 00:24:13.090 --> 00:24:16.130
  • THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES FOR A PLACE CALLED
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:18.220
  • HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:18.230 --> 00:24:21.100
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR THE REAL TRIP
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:24.170
  • WE'RE ALL TAKING, FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:27.010
  • HEAVEN, NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE
  • 00:24:27.020 --> 00:24:30.170
  • DEVASTATING AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:24:30.180 --> 00:24:34.210
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:34.220 --> 00:24:37.180
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:37.190 --> 00:24:39.140
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN,
  • 00:24:39.150 --> 00:24:41.020
  • AND CHILDREN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE
  • 00:24:41.030 --> 00:24:43.280
  • CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:43.290 --> 00:24:47.270
  • SO, PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:47.280 --> 00:24:50.010
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITH
  • 00:24:50.020 --> 00:24:53.010
  • THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD!
  • 00:24:53.020 --> 00:24:56.010
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:58.040
  • THE BIBLE MAY GIVE US A FEW TANTALIZING DETAILS
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:25:01.080
  • ABOUT THE NEW HEAVEN GOD IS PREPARING FOR US BUT
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:04.240
  • THE REALITY WILL FAR SURPASS ANYTHING
  • 00:25:04.250 --> 00:25:08.110
  • WE COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE.
  • 00:25:08.120 --> 00:25:09.270
  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL KEEP JOINING US THROUGHOUT THE
  • 00:25:09.280 --> 00:25:12.120
  • COURSE OF THIS FASCINATING STUDY,
  • 00:25:12.130 --> 00:25:14.110
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:14.120 --> 00:25:16.140
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:25:16.150 --> 00:25:19.220
  • OR PERHAPS YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS THE
  • 00:25:19.230 --> 00:25:22.100
  • ASSURANCE THAT GOD TRULY HAS A WONDERFUL PLACE
  • 00:25:22.110 --> 00:25:25.280
  • PREPARED FOR THEM.
  • 00:25:25.290 --> 00:25:27.190
  • WE'LL BE ADDRESSING THOSE QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
  • 00:25:27.200 --> 00:25:30.130
  • THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES INCLUDING NEXT TIME,
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:33.230
  • WHEN WE ANSWER THE QUESTION,
  • 00:25:33.240 --> 00:25:35.240
  • HAVE SOME PEOPLE ALREADY VISITED HEAVEN?
  • 00:25:35.250 --> 00:25:38.230
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF OUR NEXT MESSAGE.
  • 00:25:38.240 --> 00:25:42.150
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
  • 00:25:42.160 --> 00:25:44.200
  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.210 --> 00:25:46.200
  • WE'LL SAY "THANKS" BY SENDING YOU A COPY OF
  • 00:25:46.210 --> 00:25:48.230
  • DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND-NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:48.240 --> 00:25:50.200
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:25:50.210 --> 00:25:53.060
  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE ABOUT "WHAT 7 WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:25:53.070 --> 00:25:56.000
  • TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN" IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR
  • 00:25:56.010 --> 00:25:58.280
  • CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:58.290 --> 00:26:01.140
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS 75 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:04.090
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
  • 00:26:04.100 --> 00:26:06.190
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:06.200 --> 00:26:09.280
  • THAT ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL
  • 00:26:09.290 --> 00:26:12.140
  • BEST-SELLING BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOUR
  • 00:26:14.280 --> 00:26:17.090
  • GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:17.100 --> 00:26:18.030
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:26:18.040 --> 00:26:19.280
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY!
  • 00:26:19.290 --> 00:26:21.160
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT WEEK ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:26:21.170 --> 00:26:24.210
  • HAVE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE ALIVE RIGHT NOW ALREADY
  • 00:26:24.220 --> 00:26:28.270
  • VISITED HEAVEN?
  • 00:26:28.280 --> 00:26:30.280
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:26:30.290 --> 00:26:32.080
  • HOW DO YOU MAKE SENSE OF ALL OF THESE BOOKS AND
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  • EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE WHO SAY: WE DIED.
  • 00:26:35.200 --> 00:26:38.270
  • WE WENT TO THE OTHER SIDE.
  • 00:26:38.280 --> 00:26:40.100
  • WE SAW WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR US,
  • 00:26:40.110 --> 00:26:42.190
  • AND WE'VE COME BACK TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME WHEN
  • 00:26:45.150 --> 00:26:47.250
  • DR. JEFFRESS ANSWERS THE QUESTION,
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  • HAVE SOME PEOPLE ALREADY VISITED HEAVEN?
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