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September 29, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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A Place Called Heaven: Do People in Heaven Know What Is Happening on Earth?

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  • FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THE BIBLE DESCRIBES HEAVEN AS A WONDERFUL PLACE,
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  • WHERE THERE'S NO MORE DEATH, OR PAIN, OR TEARS,
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  • BUT HOW CAN WE TRULY BE HAPPY IN HEAVEN
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  • WHEN THERE'S STILL SO MUCH SUFFERING HERE ON EARTH?
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  • AND WON'T WE FEEL SADNESS OVER THE FRIENDS
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  • AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHOSE REBELLION HAS
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  • CONDEMNED THEM TO AN ETERNITY IN HELL?
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  • THOSE ARE TWO OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
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  • PEOPLE ARE ASKING ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • AND TODAY ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
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  • THE BIBLE'S VERY CLEAR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION,
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  • DO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING ON EARTH?
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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  • TO JESUS CHRIST, AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DR. JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • CALLED "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS."
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  • THIS ENGAGING ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT FOR 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 TO ENSURE
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  • 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
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT YOU'RE DEAD.
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  • IT'S KIND OF A SOBERING THOUGHT, ISN'T THAT?
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  • YOU'RE DEAD. YOU'VE DIED IN A TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT
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  • BUT TO YOUR RELIEF, YOU AWAKEN IN FRONT OF THE PEARLY GATES.
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  • ST. PETER IS THERE TO GREET YOU. HE HAS A CLIPBOARD.
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  • HE LOOKS OVER THE LIST AND GRATEFULLY YOUR NAME IS ON IT.
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  • HE THEN HANDS YOU A KEY TO YOUR ROOM.
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  • HE HANDS YOU A WHITE ROBE, A GOLDEN CROWN AND A TICKET.
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  • NOW YOU UNDERSTAND THE WHITE ROBE AND THE GOLDEN CROWN,
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  • BUT YOU ASK PETER, WELL, WHAT'S THIS TICKET FOR?
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  • HE SAID, OH, IT'S FOR THE MOVIE TONIGHT.
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  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA WANT TO MISS IT.
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  • IN FACT, IT IS A DOUBLE FEATURE. THE FIRST MOVIE IS A TRAGEDY.
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  • IT STARS YOUR FRIEND WHO WAS IN THE CAR WITH YOU
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  • WHO DIDN'T MAKE IT HERE AND IS NOW IN HELL.
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  • IN FACT, IT'S A TRUE HORROR STORY.
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  • BUT THE OTHER FILM IS ABOUT YOU.
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  • IT CO-STARS YOUR MATE AND YOUR CHILDREN,
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  • YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
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  • AND THE CLIMACTIC SCENE IS YOUR FUNERAL.
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  • I THINK YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO LIKE IT.
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  • BUT YOU BETTER GET HERE EARLY. IT'S A SOLD-OUT CROWD.
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  • ALL OF HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE HERE TO SEE THE FILM.
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  • NOW I'M PRETTY SURE IN HEAVEN, THERE WON'T BE ANY MOVIE
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  • THEATERS OR FEATURE LENGTH PRESENTATIONS ABOUT OUR LIFE.
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  • BUT THE QUESTION IS, CAN PEOPLE IN HEAVEN REALLY KNOW
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  • WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH OR EVEN IN HELL ITSELF?
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDER ABOUT THAT QUESTION,
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
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  • AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • TODAY WE'RE GONNA ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • DO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH?
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  • AND TODAY I WANT TO BEGIN
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  • BY ACTUALLY ANSWERING THAT QUESTION FIRST
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  • AND THEN LOOKING AT THE SCRIPTURE.
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  • THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY PEOPLE IN HEAVEN
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  • DO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH
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  • AND UNDERNEATH THE EARTH.
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  • WE CAN LOOK AT FOUR KEY SCRIPTURE PASSAGES
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  • THAT GIVE US SOME INSIGHT ON THAT SUBJECT.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, CONSIDER HEBREWS 12:1.
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  • THIS IS A PASSAGE THAT IS OFTEN USED TO SAY
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  • PEOPLE IN HEAVEN ARE AWARE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING ON EARTH.
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  • THE WRITER SAYS, THEREFORE, SINCE WE HAVE
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  • SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES SURROUNDING US,
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  • LET US ALSO LAY ASIDE EVERY ENCUMBRANCE
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  • AND THE SIN WHICH SO EASILY ENTANGLES US
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  • AND LET US RUN WITH ENDURANCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
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  • WHO ARE THESE CLOUD OF WITNESSES SURROUNDING US?
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  • REMEMBER, THERE ARE NO CHAPTER DIVISIONS
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  • IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT. THIS REFERS BACK TO CHAPTER 11.
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  • ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB, NOAH, RAHAB, ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
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  • OF FAITH ARE THOSE CLOUD OF WITNESSES.
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  • AND RIGHT NOW, THE BIBLE SAYS THEY ARE IN HEAVEN.
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  • THEY ARE SURROUNDING US.
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  • NOW SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY USE THIS VERSE
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  • TO TEACH, WELL THAT MEANS SINCE THEY'RE SURROUNDING US,
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  • THEY'RE LIKE FANS IN THE BLEACHERS
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  • WATCHING DOWN AS WE LIVE OUT OUR LIVES.
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  • NOW THAT CAN KINDA BE DISCONCERTING FOR A MOMENT
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  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • DO YOU REALLY WANT TO THINK OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER
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  • OR YOUR GREAT-GRANDMOTHER
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  • IN HEAVEN WATCHING EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE?
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  • IT'S KIND OF DISTURBING, ISN'T IT?
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  • IS THAT WHAT THIS PASSAGE IS TEACHING?
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  • I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK THIS IS ONE PASSAGE
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  • THAT REALLY DOES NOT SAY
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  • PEOPLE IN HEAVEN CAN TELL WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH.
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  • WHAT THE WRITER IS SIMPLY SAYING IS
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  • CONSIDERING THESE GREAT MEN AND WOMEN
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  • AND THE WAY THEY LIVED OUT THEIR LIVES,
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  • WE OUGHT TO DEMONSTRATE THE SAME KIND OF FAITH
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  • IN FOLLOWING THEIR EXAMPLE.
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  • HOWEVER, THERE ARE THREE OTHER PASSAGES
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  • AT LEAST IN THE BIBLE THAT INDICATE CLEARLY
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  • PEOPLE IN HEAVEN DO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, CONSIDER THE STORY OF ABRAHAM AND THE RICH MAN
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  • THAT JESUS TOLD IN LUKE CHAPTER 16.
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  • WE LOOKED AT THAT STORY A FEW WEEKS AGO.
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  • REMEMBER THERE WERE TWO MEN
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  • WHO LIVED TWO VERY DIFFERENT LIVES AND THEY BOTH DIED,
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  • A RICH MAN AND A POOR MAN NAMED LAZARUS.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN THEY BOTH DIED,
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  • IMMEDIATELY LAZARUS WENT TO HEAVEN
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  • TO ABRAHAM'S BOSOM. NOT BECAUSE HE WAS POOR.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING RIGHTEOUS ABOUT BEING POOR
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  • BUT BECAUSE HE HAD PLACED HIS FAITH IN GOD.
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  • HOWEVER, THE RICH MAN IMMEDIATELY ENDED UP IN HADES
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  • AND BOTH THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS
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  • WERE CONSCIOUS OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
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  • BUT WHAT IS INTERESTING IN THIS STORY IS THAT ABRAHAM
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  • KNEW OF THE SUFFERING OF THE RICH MAN IN HADES
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  • AND THE RICH MAN IN HADES WAS AWARE OF THE COMFORT
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  • THAT LAZARUS WAS BEING OFFERED IN HEAVEN.
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  • OF COURSE EVEN IF PEOPLE IN HEAVEN
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  • KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HELL,
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  • DOES THAT MEAN THEY KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING
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  • ON THE EARTH AS WELL? AND THE ANSWER IS YES.
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  • TURN OVER TO REVELATION CHAPTER 6.
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  • WE SEE HERE THE INSTANCE OF THE TRIBULATION MARTYRS
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  • AND THE JUDGMENT ON EARTH.
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  • NOW, REMEMBER AT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
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  • WHICH IS THE NEXT EVENT ON GOD'S PROPHETIC TIMETABLE.
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  • AT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH, ALL CHRISTIANS ON THE EARTH
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  • WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO BE WITH THE LORD.
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  • WE WILL MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR
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  • AND ONLY UNBELIEVERS WILL BE LEFT ON THE EARTH
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  • FOR THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS OF EARTH'S HISTORY.
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  • YET DURING THAT SEVEN-YEAR TIME,
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  • SOME PEOPLE WILL BE MIRACULOUSLY SAVED,
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  • BUT THEY WILL PAY A STEEP PRICE FOR THEIR SALVATION.
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  • THEY WILL HAVE TO GIVE THEIR LIVES AS MARTYRS.
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  • RIGHT NOW IN THE MIDDLE EAST, WE SEE
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  • PEOPLE BEING SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • THAT WILL BE WIDESPREAD IN THE WORLD DURING THE GREAT
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  • TRIBULATION. NOW LOOK AT WHAT JOHN SAID HE SAW IN HEAVEN
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  • DURING THE TRIBULATION, VERSE 9. AND WHEN THE LAMB BROKE
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  • THE FIFTH SEAL, I SAW UNDERNEATH THE ALTAR THE SOULS OF THOSE
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  • WHO HAD BEEN SLAIN BECAUSE OF THE WORD OF GOD, AND BECAUSE OF
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  • THE TESTIMONY WHICH THEY HAD MAINTAINED. WHO ARE THESE?
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  • THESE ARE THE PEOPLE, CHRISTIANS WHO WERE SLAIN
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  • DURING THE TRIBULATION TIME. JOHN SAW THEM IN HEAVEN.
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  • VERSE 10. AND THEY CRIED OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE, SAYING,
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  • HOW LONG, O LORD, HOLY AND TRUE, WILL YOU REFRAIN FROM JUDGING
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  • AND AVENGING OUR BLOOD ON THOSE WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH?
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  • THAT IS, THESE TRIBULATION SAINTS COULD LOOK DOWN IN HEAVEN
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  • AND SEE THOSE WHO HAD KILLED THEM
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  • WERE STILL RUNNING UNCHECKED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
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  • AND THEY WERE SAYING, GOD, HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO ALLOW
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  • THIS TO CONTINUE?
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  • WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BRING JUDGMENT AGAINST THOSE
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  • WHO REBEL AGAINST YOU?
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  • NOW THEY COULDN'T SAY THAT UNLESS THEY WERE AWARE
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  • OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON THE EARTH.
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  • YOU CAN TURN OVER TO REVELATION CHAPTER 19.
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  • BEFORE THE FINAL JUDGMENT, GOD POURS OUT ON THE EARTH.
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  • BEFORE THE CLIMATIC BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON,
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  • AGAIN, LOOK AT WHAT THESE SAINTS IN HEAVEN SAY. VERSE 1 AND 2.
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  • HALLELUJAH, SALVATION AND GLORY AND POWER BELONG TO OUR GOD
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  • BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS.
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  • FOR HE HAS JUDGED THE GREAT HARLOT, BABYLON,
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  • WHO WAS CORRUPTING THE EARTH WITH HER IMMORALITY,
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  • AND HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER.
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  • THE TRIBULATION SAINTS ARE ABLE TO SEE
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  • GOD POURING OUT HIS JUDGMENT ON BABYLON, THE WORLD SYSTEM
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  • OPPOSED TO GOD BECAUSE THEY WERE AWARE IN HEAVEN OF WHAT
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  • WAS HAPPENING ON THE EARTH. NOW, ONE FINAL EXAMPLE.
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  • HEAVEN'S SAINTS AND THE SALVATION OF THE UNSAVED.
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  • IN LUKE CHAPTER 15, JESUS WAS TALKING TO THE PHARISEES.
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  • HE WAS SAYING, YOU KNOW, YOU PHARISEES,
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  • YOU'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG. YOU HATE SINNERS. COURSE TO THE
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  • PHARISEES, EVERYBODY WAS A SINNER EXCEPT THEMSELVES.
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  • THE PHARISEES HATED SINNERS. THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY
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  • COULD TO KEEP SINNERS OUT OF HEAVEN.
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  • BUT JESUS SAID, GOD IS NOT LIKE YOU ALL.
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  • GOD DOESN'T HATE SINNERS, HE LOVES SINNERS
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  • AND HE REJOICES WHEN THEY COME TO SALVATION.
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  • IN FACT, THIS IS WHAT JESUS SAID IN LUKE 15:7.
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  • I TELL YOU, THERE WILL BE MORE JOY IN HEAVEN
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  • OVER ONE SINNER WHO REPENTS THAN OVER 99 RIGHTEOUS PERSONS
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  • WHO NEED NO REPENTANCE. VERSE 10, AND IN THE SAME WAY,
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  • I TELL YOU, THERE IS JOY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS
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  • OF GOD OVER ONE SINNER WHO REPENTS.
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  • I'VE READ THIS A THOUSAND TIMES BUT I REALLY DIDN'T SEE IT
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  • UNTIL THIS WEEK. WHO REJOICES IN HEAVEN WHEN THE
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  • UNSAVED ARE SAVED? WELL, WE KNOW GOD REJOICES.
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  • I'VE ALWAYS HEARD THAT THE ANGELS REJOICE
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS VERSE SAYS.
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY THE ANGELS REJOICE.
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  • MAYBE THEY DO, MAYBE THEY DON'T. HE SAYS THERE IS JOY IN THE
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  • PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS OF GOD WHEN A SINNER REPENTS.
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  • WHO IS IT THAT IS REJOICING IN THE PRESENCE OF SINNERS?
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  • IT'S YOU AND I, IT'S THE RESIDENTS OF HEAVEN.
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  • THAT IS WHO REJOICES WHEN THEY SEE A SINNER ON EARTH REPENT.
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  • YES, PEOPLE IN HEAVEN ARE AWARE OF WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EARTH.
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  • BUT WHAT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IN HELL?
  • 00:11:03.120 --> 00:11:07.060
  • ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN AWARE OF THE CAPTIVES IN HELL?
  • 00:11:07.070 --> 00:11:13.080
  • I MEAN, IF THEY REJOICE IN THE SALVATION OF THE UNSAVED,
  • 00:11:13.090 --> 00:11:17.250
  • DO THEY LAMENT OVER THE HORRIFIC PUNISHMENT
  • 00:11:17.260 --> 00:11:21.230
  • THAT AWAITS UNBELIEVERS? IS IT POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE
  • 00:11:21.240 --> 00:11:26.050
  • IN HEAVEN COULD SEE THE HORRORS OF HELL?
  • 00:11:26.060 --> 00:11:28.120
  • WELL, TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, LET'S FIRST OF ALL
  • 00:11:28.130 --> 00:11:30.200
  • REMIND OURSELVES OF WHY HELL EXISTS.
  • 00:11:30.210 --> 00:11:35.120
  • HELL WAS NOT A PART OF GOD'S ORIGINAL CREATION.
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:38.270
  • HELL WAS NECESSITATED BY, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:41.240
  • THE ANGELS WHO REBELLED AGAINST GOD
  • 00:11:41.250 --> 00:11:43.250
  • AND JOINED LUCIFER IN HIS REVOLT
  • 00:11:43.260 --> 00:11:45.240
  • ALONG WITH MEN AND WOMEN WHO CHOSE TO REBEL AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:51.060
  • AUTHOR WARREN WIERSBE EXPLAINS THE NECESSITY
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:54.050
  • OF HELL THIS WAY: "HELL IS A WITNESS TO THE RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:58.040
  • CHARACTER OF GOD. HE MUST JUDGE SIN.
  • 00:11:58.050 --> 00:12:01.150
  • HELL IS ALSO A WITNESS TO MAN'S RESPONSIBILITY;
  • 00:12:01.160 --> 00:12:05.140
  • THE FACT THAT MAN IS NOT A ROBOT OR A HELPLESS
  • 00:12:05.150 --> 00:12:08.160
  • VICTIM, BUT A CREATURE ABLE TO MAKE CHOICES.
  • 00:12:08.170 --> 00:12:11.140
  • GOD DOES NOT SEND PEOPLE TO HELL.
  • 00:12:11.150 --> 00:12:14.290
  • THEY SEND THEMSELVES BY REJECTING THE SAVIOR.
  • 00:12:15.000 --> 00:12:18.150
  • HELL IS ALSO A WITNESS TO THE AWFULNESS OF SIN.
  • 00:12:18.160 --> 00:12:22.180
  • IF WE ONCE SAW SIN AS GOD SEES IT,
  • 00:12:22.190 --> 00:12:26.060
  • WE WOULD UNDERSTAND WHY A PLACE SUCH AS HELL EXISTS."
  • 00:12:26.070 --> 00:12:30.200
  • YOU KNOW, SATAN'S PURPOSE FOR THE WORLD
  • 00:12:30.210 --> 00:12:33.210
  • IS BOTH SINISTER AND SIMPLE.
  • 00:12:33.220 --> 00:12:35.260
  • HE'S DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO REBEL
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:37.250
  • AGAINST THE PROGRAM AND PLAN OF GOD
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:40.140
  • AND UNFORTUNATELY SATAN HAS MANY ACCOMPLICES
  • 00:12:40.150 --> 00:12:42.280
  • TO HELP HIM IN THAT.
  • 00:12:42.290 --> 00:12:44.090
  • THE ANGELS ORIGINALLY WHO CHOSE TO FOLLOW HIM
  • 00:12:44.100 --> 00:12:46.250
  • IN HIS REBELLION AGAINST GOD IN HEAVEN
  • 00:12:46.260 --> 00:12:49.120
  • BUT ALSO MEN AND WOMEN WHO CHOOSE TO REBEL
  • 00:12:49.130 --> 00:12:52.180
  • AGAINST THEIR CREATOR.
  • 00:12:52.190 --> 00:12:54.170
  • BUT ONE DAY THAT REBELLION WILL COME TO AN END.
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:57.100
  • ONE DAY GOD'S GOING TO CREATE THIS WORLD
  • 00:12:57.110 --> 00:13:00.020
  • IN ITS ORIGINAL STATE. SIN WILL NO LONGER BE PRESENT.
  • 00:13:00.030 --> 00:13:03.250
  • THE CURSE WILL BE FOREVER REMOVED.
  • 00:13:03.260 --> 00:13:06.130
  • AND YET WHAT DOES GOD DO WITH THOSE SINNERS
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:09.190
  • WHO REBELLED AGAINST HIM?
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:11.130
  • OBVIOUSLY GOD HAS TO QUARANTINE THOSE WHO CHOSE
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:15.150
  • TO REBEL AGAINST HIM FROM HIS PERFECT CREATION.
  • 00:13:15.160 --> 00:13:18.120
  • OTHERWISE THE REBELLION ONCE AGAIN INFECTS HIS CREATION.
  • 00:13:18.130 --> 00:13:22.200
  • HELL EXISTS AS A PLACE TO QUARANTINE
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:25.190
  • THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM GOD.
  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:30.110
  • WHAT IS HELL LIKE?
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:32.010
  • ONE THING I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT HELL
  • 00:13:32.020 --> 00:13:34.160
  • IS JUST LIKE HEAVEN, HELL IS AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL LOCATION.
  • 00:13:34.170 --> 00:13:39.020
  • REMEMBER WE SAW THAT WORD, TOPOS
  • 00:13:39.030 --> 00:13:42.040
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION IS USED TO DESCRIBE HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:42.050 --> 00:13:44.240
  • IT'S NOT A STATE OF MIND, IT'S AN ACTUAL LOCATION.
  • 00:13:44.250 --> 00:13:48.030
  • THE SAME IS TRUE ABOUT HELL. HELL HAS AN ADDRESS.
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:53.070
  • IN THE STORY OF THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS,
  • 00:13:53.080 --> 00:13:54.260
  • HELL IS DESCRIBED AS BEING, QUOTE, FAR AWAY, LUKE 16:23.
  • 00:13:54.270 --> 00:13:59.200
  • VERSE 24, CONSISTING OF FLAMES.
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:02.030
  • VERSE 25, SEPARATED FROM HEAVEN BY A GREAT CHASM. NOW LET ME
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:08.210
  • JUST TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT HELL FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:14:08.220 --> 00:14:11.100
  • THREE HORRIFIC DESCRIPTIONS OF HELL
  • 00:14:11.110 --> 00:14:14.280
  • THAT WE FIND IN THE BIBLE. FIRST OF ALL, HELL IS A PLACE
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:19.020
  • OF ETERNAL, PHYSICAL TORMENT.
  • 00:14:19.030 --> 00:14:25.080
  • IT IS A PLACE NOT JUST OF SPIRITUAL SUFFERING
  • 00:14:25.090 --> 00:14:26.280
  • BUT OF PHYSICAL SUFFERING.
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:29.030
  • REMEMBER IN LUKE 16:24, THE RICH MAN CRIES OUT,
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:33.000
  • FATHER ABRAHAM, HAVE MERCY ON ME,
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:35.240
  • FOR I AM IN AGONY IN THIS FLAME. EVENTUALLY AFTER THE GREAT
  • 00:14:35.250 --> 00:14:42.060
  • WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT, THE JUDGMENT OF THE UNSAVED,
  • 00:14:42.070 --> 00:14:45.010
  • ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF HELL WILL BE CAST
  • 00:14:45.020 --> 00:14:47.190
  • INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE, GEHENNA. AND IT SAYS THEY WILL
  • 00:14:47.200 --> 00:14:52.160
  • BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:57.090
  • THERE'S A WORD THAT IS TRANSLATED FOREVER AND EVER
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:59.230
  • IN YOUR GREEK NEW TESTAMENT. IT IS THE WORD, AIONIOS.
  • 00:14:59.240 --> 00:15:03.160
  • FOREVER AND EVER. AND INTERESTINGLY, THAT WORD,
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:08.040
  • AIONIOS IS ALSO USED TO DESCRIBE THE ETERNALITY OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:08.050 --> 00:15:12.270
  • THE SAME WORD THAT DESCRIBES THE ETERNALITY OF HEAVEN
  • 00:15:12.280 --> 00:15:17.100
  • IS USED TO DESCRIBE THE ETERNALITY OF HELL.
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:20.290
  • THE FACT IS, JUST AS
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:24.080
  • THE PLEASURES OF THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD
  • 00:15:24.090 --> 00:15:27.010
  • AND KNOW CHRIST AS SAVIOR,
  • 00:15:27.020 --> 00:15:28.260
  • THE PLEASURES OF THE SAVED WILL BE UNENDING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:28.270 --> 00:15:33.070
  • THE HORRORS OF HELL FOR UNBELIEVERS WILL ALSO BE
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:37.270
  • UNENDING. SECONDLY, THE BIBLE TEACHES HELL IS A PLACE
  • 00:15:37.280 --> 00:15:42.010
  • OF INDESCRIBABLE LONELINESS.
  • 00:15:42.020 --> 00:15:46.010
  • IT IS A PLACE OF COMPLETE DARKNESS.
  • 00:15:46.020 --> 00:15:49.090
  • YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE ANYTHING.
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:51.110
  • ALL YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HEAR ARE THE SCREAMS, THE LAMENTS
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:56.260
  • OF THOSE WHO ARE STILL CONFINED TO THAT PLACE
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:16:00.030
  • OF ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:02.010
  • IT IS A PLACE OF ABSOLUTE AND INDESCRIBABLE LONELINESS.
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:06.210
  • THIRDLY, HELL IS A PLACE OF NO RETURN.
  • 00:16:06.220 --> 00:16:11.070
  • TO ME, THAT'S PERHAPS THE WORST TRUTH ABOUT HELL.
  • 00:16:11.080 --> 00:16:15.140
  • NO ONE ESCAPES. AGAIN, ABRAHAM SAYS THAT IN LUKE 16:26.
  • 00:16:15.150 --> 00:16:22.020
  • HE SAYS TO THE RICH MAN,
  • 00:16:22.030 --> 00:16:23.290
  • THOSE WHO WISH TO COME FROM HERE, THAT IS HEAVEN,
  • 00:16:24.000 --> 00:16:26.170
  • TO YOU ARE NOT ABLE
  • 00:16:26.180 --> 00:16:29.010
  • AND NONE MAY CROSS OVER FROM WHERE YOU ARE TO US.
  • 00:16:29.020 --> 00:16:34.270
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO REPENT? WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO BELIEVE?
  • 00:16:34.280 --> 00:16:39.180
  • REMEMBER, IN HELL, EVERYBODY WILL BECOME A BELIEVER
  • 00:16:39.190 --> 00:16:44.060
  • BUT IT'S TOO LATE. IT'S TOO LATE. HELL IS A PLACE OF
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:49.050
  • NO RETURN. WELL THAT LEADS TO AN INTERESTING QUESTION.
  • 00:16:49.060 --> 00:16:54.130
  • IF IN FACT WE ARE AWARE OF THE SUFFERING OF THE
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:59.190
  • UNSAVED IN HELL, HOW COULD WE EVER ENJOY HEAVEN?
  • 00:16:59.200 --> 00:17:03.190
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:17:03.200 --> 00:17:05.130
  • WELL, LET'S PUT A FINER POINT ON IT.
  • 00:17:05.140 --> 00:17:08.070
  • HOW COULD YOU EVER ENJOY HEAVEN IF YOUR MATE
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:11.290
  • OR ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN WAS IN HELL AND YOU KNEW IT?
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:17.180
  • AND YOU KNEW THEY WERE TORMENTED
  • 00:17:17.190 --> 00:17:18.160
  • AND IT WOULD NEVER NEVER NEVER END?
  • 00:17:18.170 --> 00:17:23.280
  • HOW COULD THAT BE HEAVEN FOR ANYONE?
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:27.110
  • THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:28.180
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
  • 00:17:28.190 --> 00:17:30.220
  • BY SAYING, WELL, GOD IS GOING TO PURGE
  • 00:17:30.230 --> 00:17:33.200
  • OUR MEMORIES IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:33.210 --> 00:17:36.120
  • PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT ACTUALLY POINT
  • 00:17:36.130 --> 00:17:38.210
  • TO A SCRIPTURE PASSAGE, ISAIAH 65:17
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:42.000
  • THAT SAYS, FOR BEHOLD, I CREATE NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH
  • 00:17:42.010 --> 00:17:46.250
  • AND THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT BE REMEMBERED OR COME TO MIND.
  • 00:17:46.260 --> 00:17:52.150
  • AND YET WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CONTEXT OF THAT PASSAGE,
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:55.160
  • WHEN GOD SAYS THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT COME TO MIND,
  • 00:17:55.170 --> 00:17:58.270
  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT HIS MIND. AND THE FORMER THINGS HE'S
  • 00:17:58.280 --> 00:18:01.240
  • REFERRING TO, ACCORDING TO THIS CHAPTER,
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:04.060
  • ARE THE FORMER SINS OF ISRAEL. IN OTHER WORDS, IN THE NEW
  • 00:18:04.070 --> 00:18:09.120
  • HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH, GOD IS NOT GOING TO REMEMBER ANY LONGER
  • 00:18:09.130 --> 00:18:13.140
  • THE SINS OF HIS PEOPLE. ISN'T THAT WHAT WE DO WHEN
  • 00:18:13.150 --> 00:18:17.260
  • WE FORGIVE SOMEONE? IF YOU FORGIVE SOMEBODY,
  • 00:18:17.270 --> 00:18:20.210
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU FORGET WHAT THEY'VE DONE.
  • 00:18:20.220 --> 00:18:22.290
  • FORGETTING'S IMPOSSIBLE. THAT'S A BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION.
  • 00:18:23.000 --> 00:18:25.240
  • WHEN YOU FORGIVE SOMEBODY, YOU MAKE THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE
  • 00:18:25.250 --> 00:18:29.290
  • NOT TO HOLD THEIR SIN AGAINST THEM ANY LONGER.
  • 00:18:30.000 --> 00:18:34.070
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD MEANS WHEN HE SAYS
  • 00:18:34.080 --> 00:18:35.260
  • HE WILL REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS NO MORE.
  • 00:18:35.270 --> 00:18:38.160
  • THERE IS NOTHING IN SCRIPTURE THAT INDICATES
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:41.000
  • WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN, GOD SUDDENLY DOES A MEMORY WIPE.
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:45.220
  • IN FACT, EVERYTHING ARGUES TO THE CONTRARY.
  • 00:18:45.230 --> 00:18:48.230
  • OUR LIFE IS A CONTINUUM.
  • 00:18:48.240 --> 00:18:50.060
  • WE WILL REMEMBER THE THINGS ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:52.190
  • OUR RELATIONSHIPS WILL CONTINUE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:56.000
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID, WELL, THE WAY WE HANDLE
  • 00:18:56.010 --> 00:18:59.070
  • THIS PROBLEM OF THE SUFFERING IN HELL
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:01.230
  • IS THE FACT THAT CHRISTIANS WILL BE PREOCCUPIED
  • 00:19:01.240 --> 00:19:04.200
  • WITH THE JOYS OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:04.210 --> 00:19:06.060
  • WE'LL BE SO CAUGHT UP WITH THE JOYS IN HEAVEN
  • 00:19:06.070 --> 00:19:08.070
  • THAT WE WON'T BE AWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN HELL.
  • 00:19:08.080 --> 00:19:12.200
  • NOW SOME PEOPLE SAY, WELL, WAIT A MINUTE, PASTOR,
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:14.110
  • THE ONLY REASON WE'RE ABLE TO ENJOY LIFE
  • 00:19:14.120 --> 00:19:18.140
  • IN SPITE OF THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:19.290
  • IS BECAUSE WE'RE NOT LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:21.230
  • BUT SURELY WHEN WE BECOME LIKE JESUS,
  • 00:19:21.240 --> 00:19:25.150
  • WE'LL WEEP OVER THOSE IN HELL.
  • 00:19:25.160 --> 00:19:27.050
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.140
  • I MEAN, HE WEPT OVER THE UNSAVED IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:19:28.150 --> 00:19:31.180
  • JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM, HE LAMENTED.
  • 00:19:31.190 --> 00:19:34.000
  • THAT WAS WHEN JESUS WAS ON EARTH.
  • 00:19:34.010 --> 00:19:37.250
  • BUT ALL SCRIPTURE INDICATES JESUS IS NOT WEEPING
  • 00:19:37.260 --> 00:19:39.270
  • IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW. HE'S NOT EXPERIENCING ANYTHING
  • 00:19:39.280 --> 00:19:43.180
  • EXCEPT UNENDING JOY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:43.190 --> 00:19:45.210
  • WE READ FROM PSALM 16 JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
  • 00:19:45.220 --> 00:19:49.040
  • THE PSALMIST TALKED ABOUT WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE
  • 00:19:49.050 --> 00:19:51.030
  • WHEN WE WILL BE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD.
  • 00:19:51.040 --> 00:19:52.240
  • VERSE 11 SAYS, GOD, YOU WILL MAKE KNOWN TO ME
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:19:56.040
  • THE PATH OF LIFE. IN YOUR PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY.
  • 00:19:56.050 --> 00:20:01.110
  • IN YOUR RIGHT HAND THERE ARE PLEASURES FOREVER.
  • 00:20:01.120 --> 00:20:06.030
  • THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE IN GOD'S PRESENCE,
  • 00:20:06.040 --> 00:20:08.220
  • UNENDING PLEASURE AND JOY.
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:11.240
  • THIRDLY, SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID, WELL, IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:11.250 --> 00:20:14.160
  • WE WILL UNDERSTAND THE PLAN AND THE JUSTICE OF GOD.
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:18.240
  • THAT'S HOW WE'LL HANDLE THE SUFFERING IN HELL.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:21.280
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, WE WILL COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND
  • 00:20:21.290 --> 00:20:24.240
  • THE PLAN AND THE JUSTICE OF GOD.
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:27.070
  • IN THORNTON WILDER'S BOOK, "THE EIGHTH DAY,"
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:29.160
  • HE COMPARES OUR LIFE TO A BEAUTIFUL TAPESTY.
  • 00:20:29.170 --> 00:20:34.190
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK ON THE WRONG SIDE OF A TAPESTRY,
  • 00:20:34.200 --> 00:20:37.190
  • ALL YOU SEE IS A BUNCH OF JUMBLED THREADS,
  • 00:20:37.200 --> 00:20:42.020
  • MISMATCHED COLORS, SOME ARE SHORTER THAN OTHERS.
  • 00:20:42.030 --> 00:20:45.180
  • SOME ARE KNOTTED TOGETHER.
  • 00:20:45.190 --> 00:20:47.260
  • NOTHING NICE ABOUT LOOKING AT A TAPESTRY ON THE WRONG SIDE.
  • 00:20:47.270 --> 00:20:52.090
  • BUT WHEN YOU LOOK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT TAPESTRY,
  • 00:20:52.100 --> 00:20:55.100
  • IT PORTRAYS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE.
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:58.110
  • THE SAME THING IS TRUE ABOUT OUR LIFE.
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:20:59.230
  • RIGHT NOW, AS WE LOOK AROUND AT THE DETAILS
  • 00:20:59.240 --> 00:21:02.100
  • OF OUR OWN LIFE, THEY SEEM JUMBLED,
  • 00:21:02.110 --> 00:21:04.070
  • THEY SEE DISCONNECTED.
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:05.220
  • WE LOOK AT TRAGEDIES THAT SEEM TO MAKE NO SENSE.
  • 00:21:05.230 --> 00:21:09.100
  • AND YET ONE DAY, ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HEAVEN
  • 00:21:09.110 --> 00:21:12.030
  • WHEN WE SEE OUR LIFE, WE WILL UNDERSTAND
  • 00:21:12.040 --> 00:21:14.210
  • HOW GOD CAUSED ALL THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
  • 00:21:14.220 --> 00:21:18.150
  • TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:20.120
  • AND THE SAME WILL BE TRUE WHEN WE SEE GOD'S PLAN
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:23.060
  • FOR THE UNSAVED AS WELL.
  • 00:21:23.070 --> 00:21:25.080
  • WE'LL UNDERSTAND WHY THOSE WHO ARE IN HELL
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:28.040
  • DESERVE TO BE IN HELL.
  • 00:21:28.050 --> 00:21:30.070
  • I CAME ACROSS AN INTERESTING SCRIPTURE THIS WEEK.
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:33.030
  • IT'S 2 THESSALONIANS 1:8 AND 10.
  • 00:21:33.040 --> 00:21:37.100
  • PAUL CLAIMS THAT WHEN WE SEE JESUS CHRIST AT THE RAPTURE
  • 00:21:37.110 --> 00:21:41.170
  • DEALING OUT RETRIBUTION TO THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW GOD
  • 00:21:41.180 --> 00:21:45.270
  • AND TO THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE GOSPEL
  • 00:21:45.280 --> 00:21:48.160
  • OF OUR LORD JESUS, WE WILL CURSE HIM AND SAY, JESUS,
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:53.220
  • HOW COULD YOU BE SO UNFAIR? THAT'S NOT WHAT IT SAYS.
  • 00:21:53.230 --> 00:21:57.220
  • IT SAYS WHEN WE SEE JESUS DEALING OUT RETRIBUTION
  • 00:21:57.230 --> 00:22:01.270
  • TO THOSE WHO'VE NOT ACCEPTED THE GOSPEL, QUOTE,
  • 00:22:01.280 --> 00:22:05.120
  • "CHRIST THE JUDGE WILL BE MARVELED AT
  • 00:22:05.130 --> 00:22:09.090
  • AMONG ALL WHO BELIEVED."
  • 00:22:09.100 --> 00:22:12.280
  • WE WON'T BE SECOND GUESSING JESUS WHEN WE SEE HIM.
  • 00:22:12.290 --> 00:22:16.190
  • WHEN WE SEE HIM IN ALL OF HIS GLORY,
  • 00:22:16.200 --> 00:22:19.020
  • WE UNDERSTAND HIS HOLINESS,
  • 00:22:19.030 --> 00:22:21.030
  • WE WILL UNDERSTAND HIS RETRIBUTION AGAINST THOSE
  • 00:22:21.040 --> 00:22:24.090
  • WHO REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:22:24.100 --> 00:22:27.270
  • AS HORRIFIC AS HELL WILL BE FOR UNBELIEVERS,
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:32.030
  • AS J.I. PACKER SAYS, THEIR HELL WILL NOT VETO OUR JOY
  • 00:22:32.040 --> 00:22:39.000
  • IN HEAVEN. AND LET ME ADD TO THAT.
  • 00:22:39.010 --> 00:22:42.030
  • NOTHING THAT HAPPENS ON EARTH OR IN HELL
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:46.080
  • WILL DIMINISH IN THE SLIGHTEST DEGREE
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:50.010
  • THE UNENDING JOY GOD HAS PLANNED FOR US
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:53.140
  • IN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:56.100
  • MUSIC
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  • HEAVEN WILL BE A PLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • AND ETERNAL GLORY AND NOTHING CAN EVER ERASE THAT.
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  • WELL, I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR THE REMAINDER
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  • OF THIS NEW SERIES, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE. I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
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  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, MY HEART IS TRULY BURDENED
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  • FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
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  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN NEED JESUS CHRIST
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  • AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD,
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  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • FOR CHILDREN, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS."
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  • THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
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  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE
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  • YOUNG CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND,
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  • WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD
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  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "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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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL FULL LENGTH BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
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  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
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  • FOR "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN" ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR THE REAL TRIP
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  • WE'RE ALL TAKING, FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY,
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  • CAN HAVE DEVASTATING AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
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  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
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  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • YOU'LL ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN
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  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
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  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
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  • SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
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  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
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  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • MUSIC
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  • WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE
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  • AND YOU'RE CERTAIN THEY'VE PASSED ON
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  • TO THEIR ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN,
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  • IT'S NATURAL TO BE CURIOUS ABOUT THEIR WHEREABOUTS
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  • AND HOW THEY'RE SPENDING THEIR TIME.
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  • IN ADDITION, MOST OF US WANT TO KNOW WHETHER OR NOT
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  • OUR LOVED ONES CAN WATCH WHAT WE'RE DOING
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  • IN THEIR ABSENCE.
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  • MY HOPE AND PRAYER IS THAT TODAY'S STUDY IN GOD'S WORD
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  • HAS DRAWN BACK THE CURTAIN ON HEAVEN
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  • TO GIVE YOU A TRUSTWORTHY GLIMPSE OF OUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:23.030
  • GOD HAS PREPARED A PLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • FOR THOSE WHO KNOW AND TRUST IN CHRIST.
  • 00:25:26.220 --> 00:25:28.160
  • AND LET ME URGE YOU TO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME
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  • WHEN WE ANSWER ANOTHER QUESTION:
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:36.160 --> 00:25:39.070
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.280 --> 00:25:47.100
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS"
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  • PLUS THE BROCHURE ABOUT WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS
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  • TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
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  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
  • 00:26:05.000 --> 00:26:07.110
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD,
  • 00:26:07.120 --> 00:26:10.090
  • THAT ALONG WITH A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL BESTSELLING BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE
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  • OF GOING TO A HIGH SCHOOL OR A COLLEGE REUNION?
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  • YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THEM.
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  • IF IT WASN'T FOR THEIR NAME TAG,
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  • YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
  • 00:26:35.010 --> 00:26:36.060
  • EVEN WORSE, THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE YOU.
  • 00:26:36.070 --> 00:26:39.070
  • AND PERHAPS WORSE OF ALL,
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  • HAVE YOU EVER STOOD IN THE MIRROR AND LOOKED AT YOURSELF
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  • AND WONDERED, WHO IS THAT PERSON?
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE,
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  • "WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN"
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