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September 10, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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A Place Called Heaven: Do Christians Immediately Go to Heaven When They Die?

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  • FROM THE PULPIT OF THE
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  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • JUST LIKE ME, YOU WANT TO ENJOY A LONG, HAPPY,
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  • AND FULFILLING LIFE, BUT THE REALITY IS, A TRAGIC ACCIDENT
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  • COULD SNATCH US AWAY AT ANY MOMENT.
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  • SO, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO HAPPEN TO US
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  • IMMEDIATELY AFTER WE DIE?
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  • WELL, SOME FOLKS BELIEVE THAT THERE'S A GAP OF TIME
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  • THAT SEPARATES THE END OF THIS LIFE,
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  • FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT ONE.
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  • SO TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • WILL HAPPEN THE MOMENT AFTER A CHRISTIAN DIES.
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  • TODAY WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • DO CHRISTIANS IMMEDIATELY GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN
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  • AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT, DR. JEFFRESS
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  • HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK CALLED,
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  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
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  • THIS ENGAGING, ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT OF CHILDREN
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  • OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH,
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM,
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  • TO ENSURE THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS,
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
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  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • A MINNESOTA COUPLE DECIDED THEY WANTED
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  • TO ESCAPE THE HARSH WINTER WEATHER
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  • AND TAKE A ONE WEEK VACATION TO FLORIDA.
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  • AT THE LAST MINUTE, THE WIFE HAD TO STAY BACK AN EXTRA DAY,
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  • SO HER HUSBAND WENT ON AHEAD OF HER TO GET THINGS READY.
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  • ONCE HE HAD CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL AT KEY WEST,
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  • HE DECIDED TO SIT DOWN AND FIRE OFF A BRIEF EMAIL
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  • TO HIS WIFE TELLING HER THAT HE HAD ARRIVED SAFELY.
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  • HE DIDN'T NOTICE THAT HE HAD ACCIDENTALLY
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  • TRANSPOSED TWO LETTERS IN HIS WIFE'S EMAIL ADDRESS.
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  • MEANWHILE IN CHICAGO, A WOMAN RETURNED HOME,
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  • A MINISTER'S WIFE AFTER BURYING HER HUSBAND OF 45 YEARS.
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  • SHE FELT KIND OF ALONE AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE,
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  • LONELY AND SHE DECIDED TO SIT DOWN AND CHECK HER EMAILS,
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  • TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY WORDS OF CONDOLENCES.
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  • THE FIRST EMAIL THAT POPPED UP, SHE READ IMMEDIATELY.
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  • SHE LET OUT A SCREAM AND FAINTED.
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  • HER DAUGHTER RUSHED IN TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON,
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  • AND AFTER THE DAUGHTER REVIVED HER MOM,
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  • THE DAUGHTER READ THE EMAIL THAT CAUSED HER MOM TO FAINT.
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  • AND HERE'S WHAT IT SAID, DARLING WIFE,
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  • I'M SURE YOU'RE SURPRISED TO HEAR FROM ME,
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • I JUST ARRIVED AND CHECKED IN,
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  • AND I WANTED TO SEND YOU A QUICK NOTE SAYING,
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  • I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET HERE.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • THE STAFF HAS EVERYTHING READY FOR YOU.
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  • I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU TOMORROW.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • AND IF EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED,
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  • YOU SHOULD GET HERE AS QUICKLY AS I DID.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • P.S., IT SURE IS HOT DOWN HERE, I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
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  • KIND OF PERVERSE, BUT IT'S GREAT.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • THEOLOGIAN REINHOLD NIEBUHR SAID ONE TIME,
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  • IT'S UNWISE FOR CHRISTIANS TO CLAIM
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  • A KNOWLEDGE OF EITHER THE FURNITURE OF HEAVEN,
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  • OR OF THE TEMPERATURE OF HELL.
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  • AND WHILE IT'S TRUE THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS
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  • ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL WE CAN'T KNOW FOR SURE,
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  • THERE'S ONE THING THAT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR,
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  • AND THAT IS, WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE ONE DAY,
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT,
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  • WE ARE GOING TO ONE OF TWO OF THOSE DESTINATIONS,
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  • HEAVEN OR HELL.
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  • IN HIS BOOK, HEAVEN, RANDY ALCORN OBSERVES THAT WORLDWIDE
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  • THREE PEOPLE DIE EVERY SECOND,
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  • 180 DIE EVERY MINUTE, AND 11000 EVERY HOUR.
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  • IF THE BIBLE IS RIGHT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO US AFTER DEATH,
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  • IT MEANS MORE THAN 250000 PEOPLE EVERY DAY,
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  • GO EITHER TO HEAVEN OR TO HELL.
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  • THAT BLOWS OUR MIND, DOESN'T IT?
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  • SO MANY PEOPLE DYING EVERY DAY.
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  • WHY IS IT THAT NONE OF US GETS OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE?
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  • WHY IS IT THAT DEATH IS INEVITABLE FOR EVERY ONE OF US?
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  • IN ECCLESIASTES NINE VERSES TWO AND THREE,
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  • SOLOMON SAYS, "IT IS THE SAME FOR ALL.
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  • THERE IS ONE FATE FOR THE RIGHTEOUS AND FOR THE WICKED;
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  • FOR THE GOOD, FOR THE CLEAN, AND FOR THE UNCLEAN;
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  • FOR THE MAN WHO OFFERS A SACRIFICE,
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  • AND FOR THE ONE WHO DOES NOT SACRIFICE."
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  • THAT IS, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE GOOD, BAD,
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  • RIGHTEOUS, UNRIGHTEOUS, A BELIEVER, AN UNBELIEVER,
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  • THERE'S ONE FATE FOR EVERYBODY, THAT IS DEATH.
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  • WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE.
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  • THERE'S ONE FATE, BUT THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT DESTINIES,
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  • HEAVEN OR HELL.
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  • WELL WHY IS IT, BOTH CHRISTIANS AND NON CHRISTIANS
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  • HAVE TO DIE?
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  • WELL WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE,
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  • IT'S BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS OF SIN WE'VE ALL INHERITED.
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  • ROMANS 3:23 SAYS, "ALL HAVE SINNED
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  • AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • ROMANS 6:23 SAYS, "FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH."
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  • AND YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY IS THERE AN INEVITABILITY OF DEATH
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  • BECAUSE OF SIN, BUT DEATH
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  • BRINGS IT'S OWN KIND OF TERROR TO ALL OF US.
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  • JOB CALLED DEATH, THE KING OF TERRORS.
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  • IN JOB 18 VERSE 14, "HE IS TORN
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  • FROM THE SECURITY OF HIS TENT,
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  • AND THEY MARCH HIM BEFORE THE KING OF TERRORS."
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  • THE PSALMIST SAID, "MY HEART IS IN ANGUISH WITHIN ME,
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  • AND THE TERRORS OF DEATH HAVE FALLEN UPON ME."
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  • DEATH IS THE NIGHTMARE OF ALL NIGHTMARES,
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  • FOR THOSE WHO DIE WITHOUT FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE FOR UNBELIEVERS TO FEAR DEATH,
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  • BUT IF WE'RE HONEST, FOR MANY WHO ARE CHRISTIANS,
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  • THERE'S ALSO A FEAR OF DEATH, BECAUSE OF AN UNKNOWN.
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT AWAITS US ON THE OTHER SIDE?
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  • WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHRISTIAN WHEN HE DIES?
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  • WELL THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS MORNING,
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  • AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT, WHAT HAPPENS TO CHRISTIANS
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  • WHEN THEY DIE.
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  • DO THEY CEASE TO EXIST?
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  • DO THEY GO TO SLEEP FOR 1000 YEARS,
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  • AWAITING SOME FUTURE RESURRECTION?
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  • DO THEY GO INTO A WAITING PLACE, A PURGATORY,
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  • HOPING SOMEBODY WILL PRAY HARD ENOUGH,
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  • OR GIVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET THEM OUT OF THAT PLACE?
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  • TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHRISTIAN
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  • WHEN HE OR SHE DIES, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE DISTINGUISH
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  • BETWEEN WHAT I CALL THE PRESENT HEAVEN,
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  • AND THE FUTURE HEAVEN.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE,
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  • THE FACT THAT, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PRESENT HEAVEN,
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  • THE THIRD HEAVEN, THAT IS WHERE GOD IS RIGHT NOW,
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  • AND THAT IS WHERE WE GO THE MOMENT WE DIE.
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  • WE GO INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
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  • LOOK AT WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS
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  • ABOUT THE IMMEDIACY OF OUR ENTRY INTO GOD'S PRESENCE.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE IN LUKE 23 VERSE 43,
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  • JESUS SAID TO THE THIEF ON THE CROSS,
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  • WHO HAD JUST EXERCISED FAITH, HE SAID WHAT?
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  • TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE.
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  • NOT TOMORROW, NOT 1000 YEARS,
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  • TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE.
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  • IN ACTS 7:59, THE BIBLE SAYS, "THEY WENT ON STONING STEVEN
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  • AS HE CALLED UPON THE LORD AND SAID,
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  • LORD JESUS, RECEIVE MY SPIRIT."
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  • IN PHILIPPIANS 1:23,PAUL SAID,
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  • "BUT I PAUL AM HARD PRESSED FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS,
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  • HAVING THE DESIRE TO DEPART AND BE WITH CHRIST,
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  • FOR THAT IS MUCH BETTER."
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  • TO DEPART THIS WORLD, IS TO BE WITH CHRIST.
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  • THAT GREEK WORD, DEPART, IS THE WORD
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  • ANALUO, IT MEANS TO LOOSEN.
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  • THE MOMENT WE DIE, WE ARE LOOSENED
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  • FROM BEING TETHERED TO THIS WORLD IN THIS BODY,
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  • AND WE SAIL ON IMMEDIATELY TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • BUT THE MOST SEMINAL PASSAGE IN ALL OF THE BIBLE,
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  • THAT DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENS TO CHRISTIANS WHEN THEY DIE,
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  • IS FOUND IN THE PASSAGE I WANT YOU TO TURN TO.
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  • 2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER FIVE, BEGINNING WITH VERSE SIX.
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  • PAUL HAS JUST SAID IN VERSE ONE,
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  • THAT IF THIS EARTHLY HOUSE, WHICH IS OUR BODY,
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  • OUR TENT IS TORN DOWN, WE HAVE A BUILDING,
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  • A BODY FROM GOD, NOT TEMPORAL, BUT ETERNAL.
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  • PAUL SAYS THIS BODY IS NOTHING MORE
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  • THAN A TEMPORARY DWELLING PLACE.
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  • NOW HAVING SAID THAT, LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS IN VERSE SIX,
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  • "THEREFORE, BEING ALWAYS OF GOOD COURAGE,
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  • AND KNOWING THAT WHILE WE ARE AT HOME IN THE BODY,"
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  • HE'S SAYING THAT TONGUE AND CHEEK.
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  • AFTER SAYING OUR BODY IS A TENT,
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  • THIS BODY ISN'T OUR HOME,
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  • IT'S JUST A TEMPORARY DWELLING PLACE.
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  • "KNOWING THAT WHILE WE ARE AT HOME IN THE BODY,
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  • WE ARE ABSENT FROM THE LORD."
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  • NOW HERE'S WHAT I SAW THIS WEEK.
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  • IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE, THIS TENSE
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  • SUGGESTS A CONTINUOUS ACTION.
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  • THE LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THIS VERSE IS,
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  • WHILE WE CONTINUE TO BE IN THIS BODY,
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  • WE CONTINUE TO BE ABSENT FROM THE LORD.
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  • WE CAN'T BE IN TWO LOCATIONS AT ONCE.
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  • WE THINK THIS WORLD IS OUR HOME, IT'S NOT.
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  • IT'S NOT, IT IS A TEMPORARY LOCATION.
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  • YES, WE HAVE PEOPLE WE LIKE AND WE LOVE HERE,
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  • YES, GOD HAS GIVEN US AN ASSIGNMENT HERE ON EARTH,
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  • IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, BUT IT'S TEMPORARY.
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  • THIS IS A TEMPORARY LOCATION,
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  • AND AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO BE HERE,
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  • WE CONTINUE NOT TO BE AT HOME WITH THE LORD.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING.
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  • BUT LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS IN VERSE EIGHT,
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  • "WE ARE OF GOOD COURAGE, I SAY,
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  • AND PREFER RATHER TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY
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  • AND TO BE AT HOME WITH THE LORD."
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  • THE TENSE THIS IS IN, SUGGESTS A FOREVER
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  • COMPLETED ACTION IN THE PAST.
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  • WHAT HE IS SAYING IS, I PREFER TO BE ONCE FOR ALL
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  • ABSENT FROM THE BODY, SO THAT I CAN BE ONCE FOR ALL
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  • AT HOME WITH THE LORD.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS TO US WHEN WE DIE.
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  • THE MOMENT WE LEAVE THIS BODY,
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  • WE ARE FOREVER AT HOME WITH THE LORD.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHRISTIAN WHEN HE DIES.
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  • NOW, YOU MAY WONDER, WELL, WHAT PART OF US
  • 00:11:08.210 --> 00:11:12.030
  • GOES HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD?
  • 00:11:12.040 --> 00:11:13.260
  • NO, IT'S CERTAINLY NOT OUR PHYSICAL BODY.
  • 00:11:13.270 --> 00:11:16.100
  • AREN'T YOU GLAD WE DON'T DRAG THIS BODY WE HAVE
  • 00:11:16.110 --> 00:11:19.140
  • WITH US INTO ALL ETERNITY.
  • 00:11:19.150 --> 00:11:21.090
  • IT'S NOT THIS BODY, IT GETS BURIED, GETS CREMATED,
  • 00:11:21.100 --> 00:11:24.290
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO IT.
  • 00:11:25.000 --> 00:11:26.130
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO US WHEN WE DIE?
  • 00:11:26.140 --> 00:11:27.290
  • WE KNOW OUR SPIRIT GOES TO BE WITH THE LORD,
  • 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:31.010
  • AWAITING THAT FINAL RESURRECTION BODY
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:33.120
  • THAT WILL OCCUR AT THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:11:33.130 --> 00:11:34.220
  • AT THE RAPTURE, WE'RE GONNA RECEIVE THAT NEW BODY.
  • 00:11:34.230 --> 00:11:38.040
  • WE'RE GONNA RECEIVE THAT BRAND NEW BODY
  • 00:11:38.050 --> 00:11:39.280
  • THAT IS FOREVER FREE FROM SUFFERING AND DEATH.
  • 00:11:39.290 --> 00:11:44.050
  • BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY MAYBE, UNTIL THAT TIME,
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:48.000
  • WE RECEIVE A TEMPORARY BODY UNTIL THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:11:48.010 --> 00:11:52.130
  • NOW, THE BIBLE IS REALLY SILENT ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:11:52.140 --> 00:11:55.220
  • THAT IS JUST CONJECTURE, BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW,
  • 00:11:55.230 --> 00:11:58.250
  • WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY IS WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES,
  • 00:11:58.260 --> 00:12:03.020
  • HE IS IMMEDIATELY USHERED INTO THE PRESENCE OF JESUS.
  • 00:12:03.030 --> 00:12:06.150
  • TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY, IS TO BE AT HOME WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:12:06.160 --> 00:12:12.010
  • NOW, SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY,
  • 00:12:12.020 --> 00:12:13.070
  • WELL WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO DIED BEFORE JESUS,
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:17.170
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS?
  • 00:12:17.180 --> 00:12:20.010
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO ABRAHAM, AND DAVID,
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:22.030
  • AND JEREMIAH, WHERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:12:22.040 --> 00:12:25.200
  • WHERE DID THEY GO WHEN THEY DIED?
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:28.010
  • IT'S AN INTERESTING QUESTION.
  • 00:12:28.020 --> 00:12:29.190
  • FIRST OF ALL, WERE THEY EVEN SAVED?
  • 00:12:29.200 --> 00:12:32.150
  • I MEAN, THEY LIVED BEFORE JESUS,
  • 00:12:32.160 --> 00:12:34.280
  • BEFORE JESUS OFFERED HIS SACRIFICE.
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:37.000
  • HOW ARE THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS SAVED?
  • 00:12:37.010 --> 00:12:39.200
  • THERE'S A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER TO THAT.
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:41.220
  • PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WERE SAVED
  • 00:12:41.230 --> 00:12:43.150
  • JUST LIKE YOU AND I ARE SAVED,
  • 00:12:43.160 --> 00:12:45.140
  • THEY WERE SAVED BY THE DEATH OF JESUS
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:47.270
  • ON THE CROSS FOR THEIR SINS.
  • 00:12:47.280 --> 00:12:50.060
  • ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN WIPE AWAY OUR SINS.
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:53.230
  • BUT THE QUESTION IS, WELL HOW COULD THEY BE SAVED
  • 00:12:53.240 --> 00:12:56.020
  • BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, BEFORE CHRIST ACTUALLY DIED?
  • 00:12:56.030 --> 00:12:59.250
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:12:59.260 --> 00:13:01.240
  • WELL IT'S EASY, THEY WERE SAVED ON CREDIT.
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:06.070
  • NOW, YOU UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF CREDIT.
  • 00:13:06.080 --> 00:13:08.140
  • YOU CAN GO TO SEARS AND YOU CAN BUY A WASHING MACHINE,
  • 00:13:08.150 --> 00:13:14.130
  • AND THE FUNNY THING IS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY
  • 00:13:14.140 --> 00:13:16.010
  • A DOLLAR FOR IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 00:13:16.020 --> 00:13:18.090
  • IS TAKE OUT THIS LITTLE WORTHLESS PIECE OF PLASTIC,
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:21.190
  • HAND IT TO THE CLERK, AND GUESS WHAT,
  • 00:13:21.200 --> 00:13:23.230
  • YOU CAN WALK OUT WITH THAT WASHING MACHINE,
  • 00:13:23.240 --> 00:13:25.210
  • WITHOUT PAYING ONE DOLLAR.
  • 00:13:25.220 --> 00:13:29.130
  • IT'S YOURS, FOR FREE, UNTIL THE BILL COMES DUE
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:33.160
  • 30 DAYS LATER.
  • 00:13:33.170 --> 00:13:35.040
  • THEN IT HAS TO BE PAID FOR, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:36.260
  • NOW IT WAS THE SAME WAY WITH THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS,
  • 00:13:36.270 --> 00:13:39.250
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY PLASTIC CREDIT CARDS,
  • 00:13:39.260 --> 00:13:42.020
  • BUT WHAT THEY DID HAVE WAS FAITH.
  • 00:13:42.030 --> 00:13:44.280
  • GENESIS 15:6 SAYS, "ABRAHAM BELIEVED IN THE LORD,
  • 00:13:44.290 --> 00:13:50.170
  • AND GOD RECKONED, LITERALLY ACCOUNTED IT TO HIM
  • 00:13:50.180 --> 00:13:54.180
  • AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:57.080
  • ABRAHAM, AS WELL AS ALL THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS,
  • 00:13:57.090 --> 00:14:00.150
  • BELIEVED WHATEVER GOD REVEALED TO THEM,
  • 00:14:00.160 --> 00:14:03.180
  • AND THEIR LITTLE BIT OF FAITH IN AND OF ITSELF,
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:06.160
  • WAS JUST AS WORTHLESS AS A PLASTIC CREDIT CARD.
  • 00:14:06.170 --> 00:14:09.290
  • FAITH CAN'T SAVE US, IT CAN'T SAVE YOU,
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:11.220
  • IT CAN'T SAVE ME, WE CAN ONLY BE SAVED
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:13.280
  • BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.280
  • BUT THEIR EXERCISE OF THEIR LITTLE AMOUNT OF FAITH,
  • 00:14:15.290 --> 00:14:19.030
  • AND BELIEVING WHATEVER GOD TOLD THEM,
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:21.150
  • ALLOWED THEM TO BE SAVED ON CREDIT.
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:24.120
  • AND THE BILL FOR THEIR SINS,
  • 00:14:24.130 --> 00:14:26.000
  • JUST LIKE THE BILL FOR OUR SINS,
  • 00:14:26.010 --> 00:14:27.180
  • CAME DUE, WELL, NOT 30 DAYS LATER, 2000 YEARS LATER.
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:32.200
  • IT CAME DUE ON MOUNT CALVARY,
  • 00:14:32.210 --> 00:14:35.060
  • AND JESUS PAID THAT DEBT FOR ALL OF US.
  • 00:14:35.070 --> 00:14:38.190
  • SO WHERE DID THEY GO? WHERE DID THEY GO?
  • 00:14:38.200 --> 00:14:40.230
  • WELL, TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY WENT,
  • 00:14:40.240 --> 00:14:42.250
  • YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF SHEOL AND HADES.
  • 00:14:42.260 --> 00:14:47.080
  • NOW, SHEOL IS A HEBREW WORD, THAT SIMPLY MEANS,
  • 00:14:47.090 --> 00:14:50.170
  • COVERED OR HIDDEN.
  • 00:14:50.180 --> 00:14:52.250
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:14:52.260 --> 00:14:56.040
  • BEFORE CHRIST CAME, THERE WAS A DWELLING PLACE
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:15:00.260
  • FOR BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS CALLED SHEOL.
  • 00:15:00.270 --> 00:15:05.070
  • THINK OF IT LIKE A BIG DUPLEX,
  • 00:15:05.080 --> 00:15:08.030
  • THAT'S DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS,
  • 00:15:08.040 --> 00:15:10.040
  • AND SHEOL HAD TWO PARTS, ONE PART WAS FOR THE RIGHTEOUS,
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:14.020
  • THE SAVED, AND IT WAS CALLED ABRAHAM'S BOSOM.
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:17.090
  • THE OTHER HALF WAS FOR THE UNRIGHTEOUS,
  • 00:15:17.100 --> 00:15:19.140
  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IT'S CALLED HADES.
  • 00:15:19.150 --> 00:15:22.090
  • YOU REMEMBER THE STORY JESUS TOLD,
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:24.230
  • TWO MEN DIED, ONE MAN WAS A POOR MAN,
  • 00:15:24.240 --> 00:15:27.200
  • HIS NAME WAS LAZARUS, AND WHEN HE DIED,
  • 00:15:27.210 --> 00:15:30.050
  • HE IMMEDIATELY WENT TO ABRAHAM'S BOSOM.
  • 00:15:30.060 --> 00:15:34.060
  • NOW, HE DIDN'T GO TO A PLACE OF BLESSING
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:37.130
  • BECAUSE HE WAS POOR, THERE'S NOTHING RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:15:37.140 --> 00:15:40.020
  • ABOUT BEING POOR NECESSARILY.
  • 00:15:40.030 --> 00:15:43.010
  • HE WENT THERE, BECAUSE HE TRUSTED IN GOD,
  • 00:15:43.020 --> 00:15:45.020
  • IN FACT, THAT'S WHAT THE NAME LAZARUS MEANS,
  • 00:15:45.030 --> 00:15:47.000
  • GOD IS MY HELPER, THAT'S WHY HE WAS WELCOMED
  • 00:15:47.010 --> 00:15:50.130
  • INTO THE PLACE OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:15:50.140 --> 00:15:51.280
  • THE RICH MAN DIED AND HE WENT TO HADES.
  • 00:15:51.290 --> 00:15:55.000
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 22, "NOW IT CAME ABOUT,
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:15:57.150
  • THAT THE POOR MAN DIED AND WAS CARRIED AWAY BY THE ANGELS
  • 00:15:57.160 --> 00:16:00.250
  • TO ABRAHAM'S BOSOM, AND THE RICH MAN ALSO DIED
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:03.190
  • AND WAS BURIED.
  • 00:16:03.200 --> 00:16:04.260
  • AND IN HADES, THE RICH MAN LIFTED UP HIS EYES,
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:08.240
  • BEING IN TORMENT AND HE SAW ABRAHAM,"
  • 00:16:08.250 --> 00:16:11.180
  • NOW UNDERLINE THIS, "FAR AWAY, AND LAZARUS WAS IN HIS BOSOM.
  • 00:16:11.190 --> 00:16:16.240
  • AND HE CRIED OUT, AND SAID, FATHER ABRAHAM HAVE MERCY ON ME,
  • 00:16:16.250 --> 00:16:20.130
  • SEND LAZARUS THAT HE MIGHT DIP THE TIP OF HIS FINGER
  • 00:16:20.140 --> 00:16:23.200
  • IN WATER AND COOL OFF MY TONGUE,
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:26.050
  • FOR I AM IN AGONY IN THIS FLAME."
  • 00:16:26.060 --> 00:16:30.010
  • YOU KNOW, THIS PASSAGE REMINDS US OF A COUPLE OF THINGS.
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:33.180
  • FIRST OF ALL, NOT EVERYONE GOES
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:36.180
  • TO THE SAME LOCATION WHEN THEY DIE.
  • 00:16:36.190 --> 00:16:39.020
  • THERE'S NOT ONE DESTINY, THERE ARE TWO DESTINIES.
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:42.150
  • REMEMBER, JESUS IS THE ONE SAYING THIS.
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:44.170
  • THERE IS A PLACE OF BLESSING,
  • 00:16:44.180 --> 00:16:46.060
  • AND THERE IS A PLACE OF JUDGMENT.
  • 00:16:46.070 --> 00:16:49.040
  • AND SECONDLY, THIS PASSAGE REMINDS US,
  • 00:16:49.050 --> 00:16:51.250
  • THAT WHEN WE DIE, WE IMMEDIATELY
  • 00:16:51.260 --> 00:16:56.050
  • BEGIN EXPERIENCING, EITHER GOD'S BLESSING,
  • 00:16:56.060 --> 00:16:59.170
  • OR GOD'S WRATH.
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:01.110
  • THERE'S NOT A WAITING TIME FOR THE FUTURE,
  • 00:17:01.120 --> 00:17:03.290
  • BELIEVERS GO IMMEDIATELY INTO GOD'S PRESENCE,
  • 00:17:04.000 --> 00:17:07.020
  • AND WHILE WE ARE THERE, WE'RE AWAITING
  • 00:17:07.030 --> 00:17:09.160
  • THAT CREATION OF THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH,
  • 00:17:09.170 --> 00:17:13.080
  • THAT WILL BE OUR PERMANENT DESTINATION.
  • 00:17:13.090 --> 00:17:15.230
  • NOW THAT LEADS TO THE QUESTION,
  • 00:17:15.240 --> 00:17:17.130
  • WELL, WHAT HAPPENS TO UNBELIEVERS WHEN THEY DIE?
  • 00:17:17.140 --> 00:17:21.160
  • JUST LIKE BELIEVERS HAVE A CURRENT DESTINATION,
  • 00:17:21.170 --> 00:17:25.090
  • THE THIRD HEAVEN, AND A FUTURE DESTINATION,
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:28.030
  • THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH,
  • 00:17:28.040 --> 00:17:29.190
  • SO THERE IS A TEMPORARY AND ETERNAL DESTINATION
  • 00:17:29.200 --> 00:17:33.140
  • FOR THE UNSAVED.
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:35.050
  • THE UNSAVED IMMEDIATELY GO TO THIS PLACE CALLED HADES.
  • 00:17:35.060 --> 00:17:40.040
  • HADES IS THE TEMPORARY WAITING PLACE
  • 00:17:40.050 --> 00:17:43.280
  • OF THE UNSAVED DEAD.
  • 00:17:43.290 --> 00:17:45.230
  • IT'S NOT PURGATORY, IT IS A PLACE OF HORRIBLE TORMENT,
  • 00:17:45.240 --> 00:17:50.230
  • THAT BEGINS THE MOMENT AN UNBELIEVER DIES.
  • 00:17:50.240 --> 00:17:53.280
  • THAT'S WHERE THE UNBELIEVERS GO RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:17:53.290 --> 00:17:55.190
  • TO THIS PLACE CALLED HADES.
  • 00:17:55.200 --> 00:17:57.130
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THEIR FINAL DESTINATION,
  • 00:17:57.140 --> 00:17:59.220
  • THEIR FINAL DESTINATION IS THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:17:59.230 --> 00:18:04.010
  • TURN OVER TO REVELATION CHAPTER 20, VERSES 11 AND 15.
  • 00:18:04.020 --> 00:18:08.200
  • JOHN TALKS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MILLENNIUM,
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:11.240
  • BEFORE THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH.
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:13.260
  • JOHN SAYS, "THEN I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE
  • 00:18:13.270 --> 00:18:16.080
  • AND HIM WHO SAT UPON IT, AND WHOSE PRESENCE
  • 00:18:16.090 --> 00:18:18.170
  • EARTH AND HEAVEN FLED AWAY,
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:19.270
  • AND NO PLACE WAS FOUND FOR THEM.
  • 00:18:19.280 --> 00:18:21.230
  • AND I SAW THE DEAD, AND THE GREAT, AND THE SMALL,
  • 00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:24.000
  • WERE STANDING BEFORE THE THRONE,
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:25.240
  • AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED;
  • 00:18:25.250 --> 00:18:27.110
  • AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE,
  • 00:18:27.120 --> 00:18:30.090
  • AND THE DEAD WERE JUDGED FROM THE THINGS
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:32.050
  • WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS.
  • 00:18:32.060 --> 00:18:35.120
  • AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT,"
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:37.170
  • AND LOOK AT THIS, "AND DEATH AND HADES."
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:41.010
  • THE TEMPORARY PLACE OF ALL THE UNSAVED
  • 00:18:41.020 --> 00:18:43.050
  • SINCE THE DAYS OF ADAM.
  • 00:18:43.060 --> 00:18:44.190
  • "HADES GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM;
  • 00:18:44.200 --> 00:18:47.100
  • AND THEY WERE JUDGED, EVERY ONE OF THEM
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:49.200
  • ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS.
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:51.120
  • AND DEATH AND HADES WERE THROWN INTO," WHERE?
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:54.200
  • THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:56.170
  • "THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH, THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:18:56.180 --> 00:18:59.140
  • AND IF ANYONE'S NAME WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN
  • 00:18:59.150 --> 00:19:01.180
  • IN THE BOOK OF LIFE,
  • 00:19:01.190 --> 00:19:02.190
  • HE WAS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE."
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:05.070
  • IT IS A PLACE OF ETERNAL SUFFERING.
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:07.240
  • PEOPLE AREN'T DESTROYED IN THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:19:07.250 --> 00:19:10.010
  • WE HAVE SATAN, THE BEAST, AND THE FALSE PROPHET,
  • 00:19:10.020 --> 00:19:13.060
  • ARE ALL THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE,
  • 00:19:13.070 --> 00:19:15.060
  • BEFORE THE MILLENNIUM, 1000 YEARS LATER,
  • 00:19:15.070 --> 00:19:17.260
  • THEY ARE STILL ALIVE, AND THEY ARE STILL BURNING
  • 00:19:17.270 --> 00:19:21.020
  • AND BEING TORMENTED, SO IT WILL BE WITH ALL UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:19:21.030 --> 00:19:26.070
  • IT IS A PLACE OF FOREVER SUFFERING.
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:30.080
  • RIGHT NOW, WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES,
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:33.010
  • HE GOES IMMEDIATELY TO THIS TERRIBLE PLACE CALLED HADES.
  • 00:19:33.020 --> 00:19:38.150
  • THE COMMON EXPERIENCE THOUGH,
  • 00:19:38.160 --> 00:19:40.190
  • IN BOTH THE TEMPORARY LOCATION, HADES,
  • 00:19:40.200 --> 00:19:43.050
  • AND THE ULTIMATE PLACE FOR THE UNSAVED,
  • 00:19:43.060 --> 00:19:45.030
  • THE LAKE OF FIRE, IS AGONY, PHYSICAL PAIN.
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:49.270
  • NOTICE AGAIN IN LUKE 16:24.
  • 00:19:49.280 --> 00:19:52.160
  • THE RICH MAN SAYS, HE IS IN AGONY, BECAUSE OF THE FLAMES.
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:58.020
  • SECOND PETER 2:9 TELL US, "THE LORD KNOWS
  • 00:19:58.030 --> 00:20:01.070
  • HOW TO RESCUE THE GODLY FROM TEMPTATION,
  • 00:20:01.080 --> 00:20:04.050
  • AND TO KEEP THE UNRIGHTEOUS UNDER PUNISHMENT
  • 00:20:04.060 --> 00:20:07.220
  • FOR THE DAY OF JUDGMENT."
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:09.150
  • WHAT PETER IS SAYING, IS RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:20:09.160 --> 00:20:11.050
  • THOSE WHO DIE WITHOUT CHRIST ARE IN HADES,
  • 00:20:11.060 --> 00:20:14.100
  • AWAITING THEIR FINAL JUDGMENT,
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:16.120
  • THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:18.130
  • HERE IS THE BASIC TRUTH EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:23.290
  • WHEN WE DIE, WE IMMEDIATELY BEGIN EXPERIENCING
  • 00:20:24.000 --> 00:20:28.090
  • EITHER GOD'S BLESSING, OR GOD'S JUDGMENT.
  • 00:20:28.100 --> 00:20:32.070
  • AND WHILE IT'S TRUE THAT AT SOME FUTURE DAY,
  • 00:20:32.080 --> 00:20:35.200
  • BELIEVERS WILL CHANGE LOCATION,
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:38.150
  • FROM THE THIRD HEAVEN, TO THE NEW HEAVEN ON THIS NEW EARTH,
  • 00:20:38.160 --> 00:20:42.090
  • AND WHILE IT'S TRUE THAT UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:20:42.100 --> 00:20:44.020
  • WILL ALSO CHANGE LOCATION FROM HADES INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:20:44.030 --> 00:20:48.180
  • A CHANGE OF LOCATION IS NOT THE SAME,
  • 00:20:48.190 --> 00:20:51.260
  • AS A CHANGE OF ETERNAL DESTINY.
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:54.270
  • HEAVEN AND HELL ARE ETERNAL CHOICES.
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:21:00.280
  • MY FRIEND ERWIN LUTZER SAYS IT THIS WAY,
  • 00:21:00.290 --> 00:21:05.120
  • FIVE MINUTES AFTER YOU DIE,
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:08.230
  • YOU WILL EITHER HAVE HAD YOUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:21:08.240 --> 00:21:11.220
  • WITH IT'S EUPHORIA AND BLISS,
  • 00:21:11.230 --> 00:21:15.010
  • OR YOUR FIRST GENUINE EXPERIENCE
  • 00:21:15.020 --> 00:21:17.190
  • OF UNRELENTING HORROR AND REGRET.
  • 00:21:17.200 --> 00:21:21.140
  • EITHER WAY, YOUR FUTURE WILL BE IRREVOCABLY FIXED,
  • 00:21:21.150 --> 00:21:25.170
  • AND ETERNALLY UNCHANGEABLE.
  • 00:21:25.180 --> 00:21:28.030
  • IN THOSE FIRST MOMENTS, YOU WILL BE MORE ALIVE
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:31.110
  • THAN YOU HAVE EVER BEEN.
  • 00:21:31.120 --> 00:21:33.050
  • VIVID MEMORIES OF YOUR FRIENDS
  • 00:21:33.060 --> 00:21:34.260
  • AND YOUR LIFE ON PLANET EARTH WILL BE MINGLED
  • 00:21:34.270 --> 00:21:38.010
  • WITH A DAUNTING ANTICIPATION OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:21:38.020 --> 00:21:42.050
  • YOU WILL HAVE HAD YOUR FIRST DIRECT GLIMPSE OF CHRIST,
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:46.010
  • OR YOU WILL HAVE HAD YOUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH EVIL
  • 00:21:46.020 --> 00:21:50.010
  • AS YOU HAVE NEVER KNOWN IT,
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:52.110
  • AND IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS.
  • 00:21:52.120 --> 00:21:59.180
  • IF YOU WAIT UNTIL YOU DIE TO CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION,
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:05.190
  • YOU WILL HAVE WAITED ONE SECOND TOO LONG.
  • 00:22:07.110 --> 00:22:12.200
  • HELL AND HEAVEN ARE FOREVER CHOICES.
  • 00:22:13.180 --> 00:22:18.140
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:23.190
  • REMEMBER, IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN DOING WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:22:23.200 --> 00:22:28.140
  • UNLESS OF COURSE YOU WAIT UNTIL DEATH KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR.
  • 00:22:28.150 --> 00:22:32.090
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU DECIDE RIGHT AT THIS VERY MOMENT
  • 00:22:32.100 --> 00:22:36.010
  • TO TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:36.020 --> 00:22:39.170
  • IN MAKING THIS DECISION, YOU'LL SECURE
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:42.060
  • YOUR ETERNAL DESTINATION IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:42.070 --> 00:22:46.110
  • WELL, I HOPE THIS SERIES HAS EXPANDED
  • 00:22:46.120 --> 00:22:48.200
  • YOUR EXCITEMENT ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:48.210 --> 00:22:50.240
  • AND TO HELP YOU TAKE THIS STUDY EVEN DEEPER,
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:53.200
  • I WANT TO SEND YOU A HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED,
  • 00:22:53.210 --> 00:22:56.130
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:22:59.250
  • THIS AT A GLANCE BROCHURE EXPOSES THE ERROR
  • 00:22:59.260 --> 00:23:03.140
  • OF FALSE TEACHING AND CLEARLY SHOWS YOU
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:06.070
  • WHAT THE BIBLICAL TRUTH IS ABOUT YOUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:10.150
  • AND A COPY OF THIS BROCHURE IS MY GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:13.080
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:17.140
  • STAY RIGHT HERE, I'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:17.150 --> 00:23:21.160
  • MUSIC
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:24.100
  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, MY HEART IS TRULY BURDENED
  • 00:23:24.110 --> 00:23:28.010
  • FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:23:28.020 --> 00:23:29.070
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN NEED JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:23:29.080 --> 00:23:31.290
  • AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:32.000 --> 00:23:34.130
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU
  • 00:23:34.140 --> 00:23:36.100
  • MY BRAND NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN,
  • 00:23:36.110 --> 00:23:38.230
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:41.280
  • THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
  • 00:23:41.290 --> 00:23:43.210
  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE
  • 00:23:43.220 --> 00:23:45.270
  • YOUNG CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:23:45.280 --> 00:23:47.220
  • WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:47.230 --> 00:23:50.150
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER
  • 00:23:50.160 --> 00:23:53.220
  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD,
  • 00:23:53.230 --> 00:23:55.190
  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:55.200 --> 00:23:59.110
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS,
  • 00:23:59.120 --> 00:24:02.080
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:24:02.090 --> 00:24:05.080
  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:07.020
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:07.030 --> 00:24:09.170
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL FULL LENGTH BOOK,
  • 00:24:09.180 --> 00:24:13.150
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:13.160 --> 00:24:15.000
  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:24:15.010 --> 00:24:17.000
  • FOR, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:17.010 --> 00:24:20.140
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
  • 00:24:20.150 --> 00:24:22.200
  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING.
  • 00:24:22.210 --> 00:24:24.210
  • FOR THE TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:24.220 --> 00:24:26.180
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING
  • 00:24:26.190 --> 00:24:30.190
  • AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:24:30.200 --> 00:24:34.070
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:36.220
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:36.230 --> 00:24:38.230
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
  • 00:24:38.240 --> 00:24:41.050
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE,
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:45.050
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:47.030
  • SO PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:49.140
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:49.150 --> 00:24:52.100
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:52.110 --> 00:24:54.230
  • JAMES ONCE SAID, THAT OUR LIVES ARE LIKE A VAPOR,
  • 00:24:56.050 --> 00:24:59.090
  • A TINY PUFF OF SMOKE THAT APPEARS,
  • 00:24:59.100 --> 00:25:02.240
  • AND DISAPPEARS INTO ETERNITY.
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:05.020
  • I HOPE TODAY'S MESSAGE HAS GIVEN YOU A SENSE OF PEACE
  • 00:25:05.030 --> 00:25:09.010
  • AND COMFORT REGARDING YOUR TRANSITION
  • 00:25:09.020 --> 00:25:11.200
  • FROM THIS WORLD INTO THE NEXT ONE.
  • 00:25:11.210 --> 00:25:15.010
  • THE BIBLE REVEALS MUCH MORE ABOUT OUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:25:15.020 --> 00:25:19.200
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER
  • 00:25:19.210 --> 00:25:21.130
  • ANOTHER COMMON QUESTION ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:21.140 --> 00:25:24.110
  • AND THAT IS, WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:25:24.120 --> 00:25:27.260
  • SOME PEOPLE WORRY THAT HEAVEN WILL BE BORING,
  • 00:25:27.270 --> 00:25:30.080
  • FLOATING AROUND ON CLOUDS,
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:31.230
  • WHILE PLUCKING THE STRINGS ON A HARP
  • 00:25:31.240 --> 00:25:35.000
  • GRATEFULLY, THAT DOESN'T MATCH
  • 00:25:35.010 --> 00:25:36.190
  • WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES AT ALL.
  • 00:25:36.200 --> 00:25:39.010
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF OUR NEXT STUDY.
  • 00:25:39.020 --> 00:25:42.230
  • TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:42.240 --> 00:25:44.130
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:46.280
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:46.290 --> 00:25:48.270
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:48.280 --> 00:25:50.280
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS, PLUS THE BROCHURE ABOUT,
  • 00:25:50.290 --> 00:25:54.280
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:54.290 --> 00:25:57.100
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:57.110 --> 00:26:00.040
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:00.050 --> 00:26:01.220
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:01.230 --> 00:26:04.090
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
  • 00:26:04.100 --> 00:26:06.250
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:06.260 --> 00:26:10.060
  • THAT ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'
  • 00:26:10.070 --> 00:26:12.070
  • ORIGINAL BEST SELLING BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:12.080 --> 00:26:14.280
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:14.290 --> 00:26:16.180
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:16.190 --> 00:26:18.080
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:26:18.090 --> 00:26:20.060
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:20.070 --> 00:26:22.080
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:22.090 --> 00:26:25.080
  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BIG PROJECT TO FINISH,
  • 00:26:25.090 --> 00:26:28.020
  • AND ONCE YOU'RE FINISHED YOU SAY,
  • 00:26:28.030 --> 00:26:29.120
  • IT'S OVER. IT'S OVER, I'VE FINISHED,
  • 00:26:29.130 --> 00:26:35.230
  • BUT WHAT I'VE DONE IS NOT JUST GOOD, IT'S VERY GOOD.
  • 00:26:35.240 --> 00:26:40.100
  • TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT GOD HAS ALLOWED YOU TO ACCOMPLISH.
  • 00:26:40.110 --> 00:26:44.270
  • I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT'S GONNA BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:44.280 --> 00:26:47.070
  • SET YOUR DVR, AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN,
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