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September 12, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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A Place Called Heaven: What Will We Do in Heaven? Part 2

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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • WHAT PICTURE COMES TO YOUR MIND?
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  • MAYBE YOU IMAGINE CHERUBS FLOATING ON CLOUDS WITH HARPS
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  • OR ANGELS IN WHITE ROBES SINGING
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  • IN A NEVER-ENDING WORSHIP SERVICE.
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  • WELL TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SET ASIDE
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  • HOLLYWOOD'S CLICHED DEPICTIONS OF HEAVEN
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  • TO DISCOVER THE BIBLICAL TRUTH.
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  • LAST TIME WE LEARNED THAT HEAVEN WILL BE A PLACE
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  • OF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP AND ENJOYABLE WORK.
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  • AND TODAY WE'LL TALK ABOUT THOSE WHO WILL BE RULING
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  • AND REIGNING WITH GOD IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION, WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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  • TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT, DOCTOR 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
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  • FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION YOU CAN PRAY
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  • WITH THEM 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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  • MANY PEOPLE, EVEN CHRISTIANS, HAVE FALLEN
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  • FOR THE MYTH THAT HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE A PLACE
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  • OF PERPETUAL BOREDOM POPULATED BY BORING PEOPLE,
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  • AND NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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  • TODAY, AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE A BORING PLACE?
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  • WELL, PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT DO SO
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  • BECAUSE THEY HAVE EMBRACED THREE POPULAR MYTHS
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  • ABOUT GOD, HEAVEN, AND ETERNITY.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT THOSE MYTHS FOR JUST A MOMENT
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  • AND SEE WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE
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  • THAT GOD IS A COSMIC KILLJOY.
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  • WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT GOD, THEY THINK ABOUT HIM
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  • AS BEING A PERENNIAL PARTY POOPER,
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  • AND THEY THINK OF SATAN AS BEING THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE
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  • OF BEING STUCK AT A DINNER PARTY
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  • SEATED NEXT TO A REALLY BORING PERSON?
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  • I MEAN, WHAT IS ONLY A FEW MINUTES SEEMS LIKE HOURS
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  • OF TRYING TO MAKE CONVERSATION WITH THEM.
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  • YOU KNOW, GOING TO HELL AND SPENDING ETERNITY
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  • WITH SATAN IS LIKE HAVING THAT KIND OF COMPANION.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THERE'S NOTHING INTERESTING ABOUT SATAN,
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  • NOTHING AT ALL?
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  • NOTHING CREATIVE ABOUT HIM, HE NEVER CREATED ANYTHING,
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  • INSTEAD, HE RUINED EVERYTHING.
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  • HE IS A PERPETUALLY BORING PERSON, COMPLETELY UNORIGINAL.
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  • CONTRAST THAT TO GOD, I MEAN, IF YOU WANNA KNOW
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  • HOW EXCITING GOD IS, JUST LOOK AROUND YOU
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  • AT EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS CREATED.
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  • EVERYTHING WE LIVE IN AND WATCH IS GOOD, BEAUTIFUL,
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  • ENJOYABLE, REFRESHING, FASCINATING, AND EXCITING
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  • BECAUSE IT'S CREATED BY SOMEONE WHO IS ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
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  • A SECOND MYTH PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • IS THAT HEAVEN WILL BE MONOTONOUS.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS NO MATTER HOW GOOD SOMETHING IS
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  • WE GET BORED WITH IT AFTER A WHILE, DON'T WE?
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  • SO WE THINK, EVEN AS GOOD AS HEAVEN IS,
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  • IF WE DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
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  • IT HAS TO BE BORING.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS MONOTONY DOESN'T HAVE
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  • TO BE TEDIOUS AND BORING.
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  • A THIRD MYTH PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • AND THE REASON THEY THINK THAT IT IS BORING IS,
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  • THEY BELIEVE HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE ONE LONG
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  • AND UNENDING CHURCH SERVICE.
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  • I MEAN, LET'S BE HONEST THE IDEA OF HEAVEN
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  • BEING ONE LONG CHURCH SERVICE IS A YAWN FEST
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  • FOR MOST OF US.
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  • BUT THE REASON WE FEEL THAT WAY IS
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  • WE REALLY HAVE HAVE A MISUNDERSTANDING
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  • OF WHAT WORSHIP IS GOING TO BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
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  • YES, THE FACT IS IN HEAVEN WE ARE GOING TO BE WORSHIPING GOD
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  • LIKE WE'VE NEVER WORSHIPED HIM BEFORE.
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  • WORSHIP WILL BE A CENTRAL ACTIVITY IN HEAVEN,
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  • BUT IT WON'T BE OUR ONLY ACTIVITY IN HEAVEN.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE GARDEN OF EDEN IS A TEMPLATE
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  • FOR WHAT THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
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  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE.
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  • GOD PLACED ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN BEFORE THEY SINNED
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  • AND GOD SAID, "YOU'RE GONNA HAVE PERFECT FELLOWSHIP WITH ME,
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  • "BUT YOU'RE NOT GONNA SIT AROUND
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  • "AND WORSHIP ME ALL THE TIME.
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  • "I'VE ALSO GIVEN YOU WORK TO DO."
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  • IN FACT, HE SAID, IN GENESIS 2:8 AND VERSE 15,
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  • "YOU ARE TO CULTIVATE THE GARDEN AND KEEP IT."
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  • THERE WERE TWO PRIMARY ACTIVITIES IN HEAVEN,
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  • WORSHIPING, BUT ALSO WORKING.
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  • AND THE SAME IS GOING TO BE TRUE FOR US.
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  • YOU KNOW, JUST THINK ABOUT ONE
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  • OF THOSE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES YOU'VE HAD
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  • WHERE YOU WERE MOVED TO THE VERY INNERMOST PARTS
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  • OF YOUR BEING AND YOU FELT SO CONNECTED TO GOD.
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  • THINK ABOUT THOSE GREAT MOMENTS
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  • OF WORSHIP IN THE PAST YOU'VE EXPERIENCED
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  • AND MULTIPLY IT BY A MILLION.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE LIKE,
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  • THE WORSHIP WE ENGAGE IN,
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  • BECAUSE IN HEAVEN, WE'LL ACTUALLY SEE JESUS FACE TO FACE.
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  • NO EXPERIENCE WILL MATCH THAT.
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  • YES, WE ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP,
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  • BUT IS THAT ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO?
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  • IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE A TIME OF UNENDING WORSHIP?
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  • WELL, THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES AND NO.
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  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW YOU DEFINE WORSHIP.
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  • WORSHIP IS THE CONTINUAL AWARENESS OF,
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  • GRATITUDE TOWARD, AND SUBMISSION
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  • TO GOD IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
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  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.
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  • WORSHIP IS A CONTINUAL AWARENESS OF,
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  • GRATITUDE TOWARD, AND SUBMISSION TO GOD
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  • IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
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  • AND IN THAT SENSE, YES, WE WILL WORSHIP GOD CONTINUALLY
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  • IN HEAVEN JUST AS WE SHOULD BE DOING HERE ON EARTH.
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  • HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP,
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  • BUT THERE'S A SECOND THING
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  • WE'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HEAVEN WILL ALSO BE A PLACE OF ENJOYABLE WORK.
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  • (GASPING) NO, PASTOR, PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT SO.
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  • WE'RE GONNA BE WORKING IN HEAVEN?
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  • I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FLOATING AROUND
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  • ON THAT CLOUD, PLUCKING THE HARP.
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  • YOU'RE TELLING ME WE'RE REALLY GONNA WORK IN HEAVEN?
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  • NOW BEFORE YOU REBEL AT THAT IDEA, FOLLOW WITH ME
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  • ON A COUPLE OF THINGS,
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  • AND I THINK YOU'RE GONNA FEEL A LOT BETTER
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  • ABOUT THIS WHEN WE'RE FINISHED.
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT WE'LL BE DOING?
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  • WHAT WILL OUR WORK ENTAIL.
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  • TWO WORDS I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN.
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  • FIRST OF ALL OUR WORK OF CULTIVATING, THAT IS,
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  • TAKING WHAT GOD HAS CREATED AND MAKING IT EVEN BETTER.
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  • BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A WORK OF CREATING, THAT IS,
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  • AS HUMAN BEINGS GOD HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY
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  • TO CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING.
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  • NOW I SAID THAT OUR WORK IN HEAVEN
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  • WILL BE AN EXTENSION, POSSIBLY, OF OUR WORK HERE ON EARTH.
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR LIFE WORK SHOULD BE
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  • BOTH ON EARTH AND IN HEAVEN?
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  • MY FRIEND BOB DIEHL HAS GREAT QUESTION
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  • YOU OUGHTA ASK AND ANSWER FOR YOURSELF SOMETIME.
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  • BOB SAYS, "IF MONEY AND EDUCATION WERE NOT A FACTOR,
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  • "AND YOU COULD DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD YOU WANTED TO DO
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  • "KNOWING YOU WOULDN'T FAIL, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?"
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  • ISN'T THAT A THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTION?
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  • IF THERE WERE NO LIMITATIONS OF MONEY OR EDUCATION,
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  • YOU COULD DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD,
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  • AND KNOW YOU WOULDN'T FAIL AT IT, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
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  • THAT GOES A GOOD WAY, A LONG WAY,
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  • IN DETERMINING WHAT GOD'S LIFE WORK IS FOR YOU.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, IT'S BUILT ON SCRIPTURE.
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  • PHILIPPIANS 2:13 SAYS GOD IS THE ONE WHO IS AT WORK
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  • WITHIN YOU GIVING YOU THE WILL AND THE POWER
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  • TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE.
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  • NO, GOD'S WILL FOR OUR VOCATION IS THE INTERSECTION
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  • OF OUR PASSIONS AND OUR SKILLS.
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  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL IS SAYING.
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  • GOD'S WORKING IT IN YOU GIVING YOU BOTH THE WILL,
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  • THAT IS, THE DESIRE, AND THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE.
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  • WHAT IS IT GOD HAS CREATED YOU TO DO?
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  • WHATEVER YOUR PASSION IS HERE ON EARTH,
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  • WHATEVER YOUR GIFTS ARE HERE ON EARTH,
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  • WILL PROBABLY BE YOUR SAME PASSIONS
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  • AND YOUR SAME GIFTS IN HEAVEN.
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  • IF YOU DON'T HEAR ANOTHER WORD I'M SAYING, REMEMBER THIS.
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  • WHEN YOU DIE, YOU DON'T BECOME A DIFFERENT PERSON
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  • IN HEAVEN THAN YOU ARE HERE ON EARTH.
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  • YOUR LIFE IS A CONTINUUM.
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  • IT BEGINS NOW AND IT TRANSCENDS THE GRAVE.
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  • WHO YOU ARE NOW IS WHO YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN,
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  • MINUS ALL THE FLAWS.
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  • YOU'LL KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO IN HEAVEN
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  • PROBABLY BY WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.
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  • YES, WE'LL BE WORSHIPING GOD.
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  • WE'LL BE WORKING, BUT THERE'S ONE OTHER ASPECT
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  • THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL BE DOING IN HEAVEN,
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  • AND THAT IS RULING AND REIGNING WITH GOD.
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE CREATED TO RULE OVER THE NEW HEAVEN
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  • AND THE NEW EARTH.
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  • THAT WAS GOD'S PLAN FOR ADAM AND EVE.
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  • REMEMBER, IN GENESIS 1:26, HE SAID,
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  • "LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR OWN LIKENESS
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  • "AND LET THEM RULE OVER THE FISH OF THE SEA,
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  • "THE BIRDS OF THE SKY, AND OVER THE CATTLE
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  • "AND ALL OF THE EARTH, AND EVERY CREEPING THING
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  • "THAT CREEPS ON THE EARTH."
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  • ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED TO BE CO-REGENTS WITH GOD
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  • ON PLANET EARTH.
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  • NOW BECAUSE OF SIN, THEY HAD TO ABDICATE THEIR RULE.
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  • BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH,
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  • YOU AND I WILL BE CO-RULERS WITH GOD.
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  • REVELATION 22, VERSE FIVE, SAYS WE WILL REIGN WITH HIM
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  • FOREVER AND EVER.
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  • NOW THAT BRINGS UP TWO QUESTIONS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WHO EXACTLY WILL BE REIGNING WITH GOD?
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  • OBVIOUSLY, EVERYBODY'S NOT GONNA BE REIGNING,
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  • OR THERE'D BE NOBODY TO REIGN OVER.
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  • SO WHO WILL BE REIGNING WITH GOD?
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  • TO BE ONE OF THOSE WHO RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST
  • 00:10:41.290 --> 00:10:45.270
  • INVOLVES THREE CRITERIA.
  • 00:10:45.280 --> 00:10:48.290
  • FIRST OF ALL, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THE DESIRE TO RULE.
  • 00:10:49.000 --> 00:10:52.180
  • ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE A DESIRE TO RULE WILL RULE.
  • 00:10:52.190 --> 00:10:56.110
  • FOR SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW THE IDEA OF BEING IN CHARGE
  • 00:10:56.120 --> 00:10:58.230
  • OF ANYTHING MAKES YOU BREAK OUT IN A COLD SWEAT.
  • 00:10:58.240 --> 00:11:02.100
  • WELL, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:11:02.110 --> 00:11:04.080
  • IF YOU DON'T ENJOY RULING,
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  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE RULING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:05.240 --> 00:11:07.100
  • NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS THAT.
  • 00:11:07.110 --> 00:11:08.220
  • THERE HAS TO BE A DESIRE.
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:09.290
  • SECONDLY, THERE HAS TO BE AN ABILITY.
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:12.150
  • ROMANS 12 SAYS ONE OF THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS
  • 00:11:12.160 --> 00:11:14.290
  • IS THE GIFT OF LEADERSHIP, TO BE ABLE TO ORGANIZE.
  • 00:11:15.000 --> 00:11:19.010
  • SOME PEOPLE COULDN'T ORGANIZE THEMSELVES
  • 00:11:19.020 --> 00:11:20.290
  • OUT OF A PAPER BAG.
  • 00:11:21.000 --> 00:11:22.170
  • I MEAN, THEY'RE JUST NOT LEADERS.
  • 00:11:22.180 --> 00:11:25.160
  • BUT THIRDLY, AND THIS IS ALL-IMPORTANT,
  • 00:11:25.170 --> 00:11:28.010
  • FAITHFULNESS IS A CRITERION FOR LEADERSHIP
  • 00:11:28.020 --> 00:11:31.290
  • IN GOD'S KINGDOM.
  • 00:11:32.000 --> 00:11:33.140
  • YOU CAN HAVE THE DESIRE, AND EVEN THE ABILITY, TO RULE,
  • 00:11:33.150 --> 00:11:36.090
  • BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A TRACK RECORD
  • 00:11:36.100 --> 00:11:38.180
  • OF FAITHFULNESS TO GOD.
  • 00:11:38.190 --> 00:11:40.130
  • WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO LOOK AT THE PARABLE TODAY.
  • 00:11:40.140 --> 00:11:42.120
  • WE'LL LOOK AT IT IN LUKE 19 WHEN WE GET THERE.
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:44.290
  • BUT REMEMBER THE PARABLE JESUS TOLD ABOUT THE MINAS.
  • 00:11:45.000 --> 00:11:48.210
  • AND THE POINT OF THE PARABLE IS HOW WE HANDLE THE TIME,
  • 00:11:48.220 --> 00:11:52.270
  • THE TREASURE, THE OPPORTUNITIES, GOD HAS GIVEN US HERE
  • 00:11:52.280 --> 00:11:55.200
  • ON EARTH WILL DETERMINE WHAT RESPONSIBILITY WE HAVE
  • 00:11:55.210 --> 00:11:59.130
  • IN ALL ETERNITY.
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:01.110
  • THE SECOND QUESTION, BESIDES WHO WILL REIGN,
  • 00:12:01.120 --> 00:12:04.060
  • IS WHAT DOES RULING AND REIGNING INVOLVE?
  • 00:12:04.070 --> 00:12:06.210
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN, WE'RE GONNA RULE WITH CHRIST?
  • 00:12:06.220 --> 00:12:09.010
  • THERE'RE TWO ASPECTS OF THAT.
  • 00:12:09.020 --> 00:12:10.160
  • FIRST OF ALL, JUDGING, PART OF RULING AND REIGNING
  • 00:12:10.170 --> 00:12:14.070
  • WITH CHRIST INVOLVES JUDGING.
  • 00:12:14.080 --> 00:12:16.220
  • IN FIRST CORINTHIANS SIX, REMEMBER THE CORINTHIANS
  • 00:12:16.230 --> 00:12:19.260
  • WERE FUSSING AND FIGHTING WITH ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:12:19.270 --> 00:12:22.060
  • THEY COULDN'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT,
  • 00:12:22.070 --> 00:12:23.290
  • AND PAUL SAYS IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY.
  • 00:12:24.000 --> 00:12:26.120
  • HE SAYS, IN VERSE TWO, "DO YOU NOT KNOW
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:28.230
  • "THAT THE SAINTS WILL JUDGE THE WORLD?"
  • 00:12:28.240 --> 00:12:32.140
  • ONE DAY CHRISTIANS WILL JUDGE THE WORLD.
  • 00:12:32.150 --> 00:12:35.130
  • THAT WORD, JUDGE, KRINO,
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:37.260
  • MEANS TO RENDER A VERDICT.
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:40.130
  • AND WHILE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE
  • 00:12:40.140 --> 00:12:41.260
  • THAT YOU AND I WILL BE JUDGING OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:12:41.270 --> 00:12:44.010
  • IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH,
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:45.210
  • THE BIBLE IS CLEAR WE'RE GONNA BE JUDGING ANGELS.
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:48.030
  • VERSE THREE SAYS DO YOU NOT KNOW
  • 00:12:48.040 --> 00:12:50.020
  • THAT WE SHALL JUDGE THE ANGELS?
  • 00:12:50.030 --> 00:12:53.090
  • RIGHT NOW PSALM EIGHT SAYS GOD HAS CREATED MAN LOWER
  • 00:12:53.100 --> 00:12:56.250
  • THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:12:56.260 --> 00:12:58.090
  • BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH, THAT WILL BE REVERSED,
  • 00:12:58.100 --> 00:13:00.130
  • AND WE'LL BE JUDGING ANGELS.
  • 00:13:00.140 --> 00:13:02.190
  • A SECOND ASPECT OF RULING AND REIGNING IS GOVERNING.
  • 00:13:02.200 --> 00:13:06.120
  • GOVERNING, THAT IS, THERE WILL BE PARTS OF GOD'S CREATION
  • 00:13:06.130 --> 00:13:10.110
  • THAT SOME OF US WILL GOVERN.
  • 00:13:10.120 --> 00:13:12.140
  • IN SECOND TIMOTHY 2:12, PAUL SAYS, "IF WE ENDURE WITH HIM,
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:16.150
  • "WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM."
  • 00:13:16.160 --> 00:13:19.220
  • YOU KNOW, IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, WE HAD EXAMPLES
  • 00:13:19.230 --> 00:13:21.210
  • OF GOD'S PEOPLE REIGNING OVER CERTAIN TERRITORY.
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:25.090
  • JOSEPH WAS PRIME MINISTER OVER EGYPT,
  • 00:13:25.100 --> 00:13:27.200
  • DANIEL OVER BABYLON, MORDECAI OVER PERSIA.
  • 00:13:27.210 --> 00:13:31.270
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE RULING.
  • 00:13:31.280 --> 00:13:33.110
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL BE RULING OVER PARTS OF GOD'S CREATION.
  • 00:13:33.120 --> 00:13:36.200
  • AND WHILE THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
  • 00:13:36.210 --> 00:13:38.170
  • WILL BE THE CENTRAL PART OF GOD'S CREATION,
  • 00:13:38.180 --> 00:13:42.270
  • RULING AND REIGNING PROBABLY WON'T BE LIMITED TO THERE.
  • 00:13:42.280 --> 00:13:45.110
  • THERE'LL STILL BE GALAXIES FAR FLUNG THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:13:45.120 --> 00:13:49.170
  • OVER WHICH GOD'S PEOPLE WILL RULE.
  • 00:13:49.180 --> 00:13:52.240
  • YES, IN HEAVEN WE'LL HAVE WORK TO DO,
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:55.220
  • BUT IT'S NOT GONNA BE WORK ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:13:55.230 --> 00:13:58.160
  • THERE'S ALSO GONNA BE SOME FUN IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:14:01.260
  • AND LET ME JUST SUGGEST TO YOU, WHAT I CALL, THREE PERKS
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:06.170
  • OF HEAVEN, THREE PERMANENT PERKS OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:06.180 --> 00:14:09.100
  • WE'LL BE WORSHIPING.
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:10.180
  • WE'LL BE WORKING.
  • 00:14:10.190 --> 00:14:12.020
  • BUT WE'RE GONNA BE HAVING THE TIME OF OUR LIVES AS WELL.
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:15.010
  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SUGGEST AT LEAST THREE BENEFITS
  • 00:14:15.020 --> 00:14:18.070
  • OF BEING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:18.080 --> 00:14:19.220
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT'LL BE A TIME OF ENJOYING OTHER BELIEVERS,
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:24.040
  • ENJOYING OTHER BELIEVERS.
  • 00:14:24.050 --> 00:14:26.080
  • DO YOU REALIZE GOD MADE US WHERE WE NEED OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:14:26.090 --> 00:14:28.250
  • TO BE TRULY FULFILLED?
  • 00:14:28.260 --> 00:14:31.020
  • REMEMBER, GOD SAID TO ADAM,
  • 00:14:31.030 --> 00:14:33.150
  • "IT'S NOT GOOD FOR YOU TO BE ALONE."
  • 00:14:33.160 --> 00:14:36.020
  • I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.
  • 00:14:36.030 --> 00:14:37.100
  • ADAM WASN'T ALONE.
  • 00:14:37.110 --> 00:14:38.200
  • HE HAD A PERFECT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:40.120
  • THAT HADN'T BEEN TAINTED BY SIN.
  • 00:14:40.130 --> 00:14:42.030
  • BUT GOD SAID AS GOOD AS OUR RELATIONSHIP IS,
  • 00:14:42.040 --> 00:14:45.240
  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:14:45.250 --> 00:14:47.060
  • YOU NEED SOMEBODY ELSE, THAT'S WHY HE MADE EVE.
  • 00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:51.200
  • GOD MADE US IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE NEED FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:14:51.210 --> 00:14:55.080
  • WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:14:55.090 --> 00:14:56.160
  • AND IN HEAVEN, WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY THAT
  • 00:14:56.170 --> 00:14:58.170
  • IN A WAY WE'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED ON EARTH.
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:15:01.100
  • SECONDLY, HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:06.120
  • YES, IT'S TRUE, THE PROPHET HABAKKUK PROMISED
  • 00:15:06.130 --> 00:15:08.230
  • THAT THE EARTH WILL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:13.040
  • BUT HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW THAT KNOWLEDGE WILL COME?
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:16.240
  • I MEAN, WHEN WE DIE, IS THERE A SUDDEN INFORMATION DUMP
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:20.050
  • INTO OUR BRAINS WHERE WE KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT GOD
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:23.100
  • WHEN WE'RE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:15:23.110 --> 00:15:25.140
  • MAYBE THAT HAPPENS, BUT I DOUBT IT, AND HERE'S WHY.
  • 00:15:25.150 --> 00:15:29.060
  • THINK ABOUT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:15:29.070 --> 00:15:33.070
  • HASN'T PART OF THE ENJOYMENT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:35.260
  • BEEN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THAT PERSON OVER A PERIOD OF TIME,
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:39.280
  • RATHER THAN LEARNING EVERYTHING AT ONCE?
  • 00:15:39.290 --> 00:15:41.200
  • THERE'S A JOY OF DISCOVERY.
  • 00:15:41.210 --> 00:15:44.020
  • YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT THE FIRST TIME I MET AMY.
  • 00:15:44.030 --> 00:15:47.100
  • WE WERE 12 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:48.280
  • SHE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF ME AT MISS DENNY'S MATH CLASS,
  • 00:15:48.290 --> 00:15:53.100
  • AND I ONLY KNEW ONE THING ABOUT AMY.
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:55.000
  • SHE WAS THE PRETTIEST GIRL I HAD EVER SEEN.
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:15:57.250
  • THAT'S ALL I KNEW ABOUT HER.
  • 00:15:57.260 --> 00:15:59.260
  • BUT BELIEVE ME, I WANTED TO KNOW MORE.
  • 00:15:59.270 --> 00:16:02.100
  • AND SO WE STARTED PASSING NOTES BACK AND FORTH IN CLASS,
  • 00:16:02.110 --> 00:16:06.020
  • GOT IN LOTS OF TROUBLE FOR PASSING THESE NOTES.
  • 00:16:06.030 --> 00:16:09.050
  • BUT THROUGH THOSE NOTES, WE LEARNED MORE ABOUT EACH OTHER.
  • 00:16:09.060 --> 00:16:12.230
  • I'VE SPENT 50 YEARS GETTING TO KNOW AMY, AND GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:16:12.240 --> 00:16:16.210
  • I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HER,
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:18.250
  • BUT THERE'S A LOT MORE TO DISCOVER.
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:20.230
  • AND THE WHOLE PROCESS HAS BEEN AN EXHILARATING ONE.
  • 00:16:20.240 --> 00:16:24.000
  • IT'S GONNA BE THE SAME WAY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:16:24.010 --> 00:16:27.000
  • I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE ALL ETERNITY TO GET TO KNOW GOD,
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:31.020
  • AND THAT'S HOW WE'LL INCREASE IN OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:33.270
  • WE'LL GET TO KNOW HIM BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER.
  • 00:16:33.280 --> 00:16:37.120
  • THIRDLY, IN HEAVEN, IT WILL BE A TIME
  • 00:16:37.130 --> 00:16:39.110
  • OF EXPERIENCING REAL REST.
  • 00:16:39.120 --> 00:16:42.250
  • WE'VE ALREADY SEEN IN HEAVEN WE'RE NOT FLOATING
  • 00:16:42.260 --> 00:16:44.270
  • (CHUCKLING) ON A CLOUD SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:47.010
  • GOD WILL HAVE US ENGAGED IN MEANINGFUL WORK.
  • 00:16:47.020 --> 00:16:50.120
  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT'S ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO.
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:53.000
  • YOU KNOW, WITH THE ISRAELITES, GOD SET ASIDE A DAY OF REST,
  • 00:16:53.010 --> 00:16:57.040
  • AND THEN HE SET ASIDE CERTAIN WEEKS AND CERTAIN MONTHS,
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:17:00.130
  • AND SOMETIMES THERE WAS A YEAR OF REST AS WELL.
  • 00:17:00.140 --> 00:17:03.170
  • I THINK WE'LL EXPERIENCE THE SAME THING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:06.160
  • IN REVELATION 14, VERSE 13, JOHN WAS COMMANDED
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:10.100
  • TO WRITE THESE WORDS, LOOK AT THEM.
  • 00:17:10.110 --> 00:17:12.120
  • AND I, JOHN, HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING,
  • 00:17:12.130 --> 00:17:15.240
  • "WRITE THIS DOWN.
  • 00:17:15.250 --> 00:17:17.210
  • "BLESSED," LITERALLY HAPPY, "ARE THE DEAD
  • 00:17:17.220 --> 00:17:20.290
  • "WHO DIE IN THE LORD FROM NOW ON,
  • 00:17:21.000 --> 00:17:23.170
  • "THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABORS,
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:27.170
  • "FOR THEIR DEEDS FOLLOW WITH THEM."
  • 00:17:27.180 --> 00:17:30.170
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN, "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE
  • 00:17:30.180 --> 00:17:33.100
  • "THAT THEY MAY REST"?
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:35.290
  • I MEAN, TO ME THAT SOUNDS SO BORING, RESTING.
  • 00:17:36.000 --> 00:17:39.180
  • I HATED IT AS A KID WHEN MY PARENTS
  • 00:17:39.190 --> 00:17:41.250
  • WOULD MAKE ME TAKE A NAP.
  • 00:17:41.260 --> 00:17:43.020
  • I JUST HATED THAT.
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:44.220
  • IS THAT WHAT HEAVEN IS?
  • 00:17:44.230 --> 00:17:45.200
  • IS THAT WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:47.160
  • RESTING FROM OUR LABORS, DO WE JUST GO
  • 00:17:47.170 --> 00:17:49.150
  • TO SLEEP SOME ETERNAL NAP?
  • 00:17:49.160 --> 00:17:51.090
  • NO, THE KEY IS UNDERSTANDING THAT WORD, LABORS.
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:55.060
  • THE WORD, LABORS, KOPOS,
  • 00:17:55.070 --> 00:17:57.050
  • REFERS TO THE PERSECUTION OF LIVING IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:17:57.060 --> 00:18:01.240
  • THE PEOPLE JOHN IS TALKING ABOUT ARE THOSE WHO WERE MARTYRED
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:05.040
  • DURING THE TRIBULATION FOR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:18:05.050 --> 00:18:07.130
  • HE SAID BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE FOR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:18:07.140 --> 00:18:10.030
  • HAPPY ARE THOSE, BECAUSE IN HEAVEN THEY WILL BE FREE.
  • 00:18:10.040 --> 00:18:13.250
  • THEY WILL REST FROM THE PERSECUTION THEY'VE EXPERIENCED
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:17.070
  • IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:18:17.080 --> 00:18:18.200
  • BUT I THINK THE KIND OF REST YOU
  • 00:18:18.210 --> 00:18:20.030
  • AND I ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE
  • 00:18:20.040 --> 00:18:21.140
  • GOES BEYOND THE CESSATION OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:25.060
  • THE REST WE'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:18:25.070 --> 00:18:27.270
  • IS THAT OCCASIONAL RESPITE WE EVEN EXPERIENCE HERE ON EARTH
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:33.230
  • WHEN WE'VE FINISHED A BIG JOB.
  • 00:18:33.240 --> 00:18:35.000
  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BIG PROJECT TO FINISH,
  • 00:18:35.010 --> 00:18:37.060
  • AND ONCE YOU'RE FINISHED, YOU SAY, "WHEW, IT'S OVER"?
  • 00:18:37.070 --> 00:18:41.290
  • IT'S OVER, I FINISHED, BUT WHAT I'VE DONE IS NOT JUST GOOD,
  • 00:18:42.000 --> 00:18:47.170
  • IT'S VERY GOOD.
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:49.190
  • TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT GOD HAS ALLOWED YOU TO ACCOMPLISH,
  • 00:18:49.200 --> 00:18:54.100
  • I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT'S GONNA BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:54.110 --> 00:18:56.110
  • THERE'LL BE THOSE TIMES THAT WE REST FROM OUR LABORS,
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:19:00.240
  • THOSE TIMES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO HAVE TRUE SATISFACTION
  • 00:19:00.250 --> 00:19:04.070
  • IN A JOB WELL DONE.
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:06.100
  • AND IT'S THAT REST THAT REMINDS US
  • 00:19:06.110 --> 00:19:08.140
  • THAT AS IMPORTANT AS OUR WORK IS HERE,
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:11.240
  • AND WILL BE IN HEAVEN, THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN WORKING.
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:18.060
  • HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OF ENJOYING PERFECT FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:20.230
  • WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THAT PERFECT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:19:20.240 --> 00:19:24.090
  • WITH GOD WE'VE ALWAYS LONGED FOR.
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:28.020
  • THAT'S WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:28.030 --> 00:19:33.080
  • AREN'T YOU READY TO GO?
  • 00:19:33.090 --> 00:19:34.200
  • I AM, LET'S JUST LOAD UP RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY?
  • 00:19:34.210 --> 00:19:38.010
  • NOT QUITE YET, BUT SOON.
  • 00:19:38.020 --> 00:19:40.140
  • GOD HAS A GREAT INDESCRIBABLE FUTURE PLANNED
  • 00:19:40.150 --> 00:19:44.060
  • FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  • 00:19:44.070 --> 00:19:46.060
  • LET'S BOW TOGETHER, MAY WE?
  • 00:19:46.070 --> 00:19:47.270
  • DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE YOU'RE GOING TO BE WELCOMED
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:52.090
  • INTO THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN?
  • 00:19:52.100 --> 00:19:54.270
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE.
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:57.210
  • IT'S NOT BY TRYING TO BE GOOD.
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:20:00.110
  • NONE OF US IS GOOD ENOUGH.
  • 00:20:00.120 --> 00:20:02.000
  • IT'S NOT BY JOINING THE CHURCH OR GETTING BAPTIZED.
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:06.170
  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
  • 00:20:06.180 --> 00:20:09.060
  • "NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME."
  • 00:20:09.070 --> 00:20:13.270
  • THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE ALLOWED INTO HEAVEN
  • 00:20:13.280 --> 00:20:16.170
  • ARE FORGIVEN PEOPLE, THOSE WHO'VE CONFESSED THEIR SINS
  • 00:20:16.180 --> 00:20:20.150
  • AND TRUSTED IN JESUS, AND JESUS ALONE,
  • 00:20:20.160 --> 00:20:25.190
  • TO PAY THEIR SIN DEBT FOR THEM.
  • 00:20:25.200 --> 00:20:27.280
  • WE'VE ALL FAILED GOD.
  • 00:20:27.290 --> 00:20:29.060
  • WE ALL DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED BY GOD.
  • 00:20:29.070 --> 00:20:32.130
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION WE EVER MAKE IN LIFE
  • 00:20:32.140 --> 00:20:34.170
  • IS WHO'S GONNA PAY FOR OUR SIN AGAINST GOD?
  • 00:20:34.180 --> 00:20:39.000
  • WE CAN TRY TO PAY OFF THE SIN DEBT OURSELVES
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:41.230
  • AND SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL TRYING
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:43.200
  • TO PAY A DEBT WE CAN NEVER PAY.
  • 00:20:43.210 --> 00:20:45.290
  • OR WE CAN ALLOW JESUS TO PAY THAT DEBT FOR US.
  • 00:20:46.000 --> 00:20:49.220
  • AND THAT'S WHAT HE DID WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:53.030
  • WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, HE PAID THE PENALTY
  • 00:20:53.040 --> 00:20:57.120
  • FOR OUR SIN, AND THAT'S WHY HE SAID
  • 00:20:57.130 --> 00:20:58.270
  • ON THE CROSS IT IS FINISHED,
  • 00:20:58.280 --> 00:21:02.250
  • PAID IN FULL.
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  • MAYBE TODAY YOU'VE COME TO THE POINT IN YOUR LIFE
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  • WHEN YOU RECOGNIZED THAT YOU'VE SINNED AGAINST GOD
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  • AND THAT YOU CAN'T FORGIVE YOURSELF.
  • 00:21:14.010 --> 00:21:16.070
  • YOU NEED GOD TO FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS.
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  • MAYBE TODAY YOU'RE READY TO TRUST IN CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:21:18.230 --> 00:21:22.140
  • IF SO, I WANNA INVITE YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE RIGHT NOW
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  • TO PRAY THIS SIMPLE PRAYER IN YOUR HEART
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  • KNOWING THAT GOD IS LISTENING TO YOU.
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  • DEAR GOD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME.
  • 00:21:30.140 --> 00:21:35.170
  • I KNOW THAT I HAVE FAILED YOU IN SO MANY WAYS,
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  • AND I'M TRULY SORRY FOR THE SIN IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:21:39.020 --> 00:21:42.260
  • BUT I BELIEVE WHAT I'VE HEARD TODAY,
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  • THAT YOU LOVED ME SO MUCH YOU SENT YOUR SON JESUS
  • 00:21:46.040 --> 00:21:49.280
  • TO DIE FOR ME, TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENT
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:52.230
  • THAT I DESERVE FOR MY SIN.
  • 00:21:52.240 --> 00:21:54.280
  • AND RIGHT NOW AT THIS VERY MOMENT I'M TRUSTING IN JESUS,
  • 00:21:54.290 --> 00:21:59.290
  • AND JESUS ALONE, NOT MY GOOD WORKS, BUT IN JESUS ALONE,
  • 00:22:00.020 --> 00:22:04.080
  • TO SAVE ME AND FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS.
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:08.080
  • THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING ME.
  • 00:22:08.090 --> 00:22:11.070
  • AND NOW HELP ME SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE SERVING
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  • AND OBEYING YOU.
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  • AND I PRAY THIS IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • EVEN AT THIS VERY MOMENT I KNOW THAT GOD'S SPIRIT
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  • IS WORKING THROUGH HIS WORD TO BRING PEOPLE INTO HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:22:29.010 --> 00:22:33.130
  • AND IF YOU'VE TRUSTED IN JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR TODAY,
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:37.100
  • YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SPEND ETERNITY
  • 00:22:37.110 --> 00:22:40.220
  • WITH HIM IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:44.010
  • WELL, AS A RESULT OF THIS SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE GAINING A MUCH BETTER PICTURE OF OUR ETERNAL HOME.
  • 00:22:47.090 --> 00:22:51.180
  • AND TO HELP YOU TAKE THIS STUDY EVEN DEEPER,
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  • I WANT TO SEND YOU A HELPFUL BROCHURE
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  • DESIGNED TO BE TUCKED INTO A COPY OF MY BOOK
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  • OR IN YOUR BIBLE.
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  • THE TITLE REVEALS THE CONTENT,
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  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN."
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  • AND A COPY OF THIS BROCHURE IS MY GIFT TO YOU
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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, WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED
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  • TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS."
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  • [NARRATOR] THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
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  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS
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  • AND LANGUAGE 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 YOU CAN PRAY
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  • WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD TO ENSURE
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  • 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'S
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  • ORIGINAL FULL-LENGTH BOOK "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:15.090
  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
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  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:17.210 --> 00:24:21.040
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
  • 00:24:21.050 --> 00:24:23.100
  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING,
  • 00:24:23.110 --> 00:24:25.100
  • FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:25.110 --> 00:24:27.070
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING
  • 00:24:27.080 --> 00:24:31.290
  • AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:24:32.000 --> 00:24:34.190
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:34.200 --> 00:24:37.100
  • [NARRATOR] WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:37.110 --> 00:24:39.240
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:41.210
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 00:24:41.220 --> 00:24:45.140
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:45.150 --> 00:24:47.070
  • SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:47.080 --> 00:24:49.180
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:49.190 --> 00:24:52.020
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:55.100
  • MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT LIFE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:24:56.290 --> 00:24:59.180
  • WILL BE UNEVENTFUL, BORING, EVEN.
  • 00:24:59.190 --> 00:25:02.240
  • BUT I HOPE THAT TODAY'S STUDY IN GOD'S WORD
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:05.120
  • HAS GIVEN YOU A RENEWED SENSE OF EXCITEMENT
  • 00:25:05.130 --> 00:25:08.100
  • FOR THE MAGNIFICENT PLACE THAT GOD IS PREPARING
  • 00:25:08.110 --> 00:25:11.170
  • FOR HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:25:11.180 --> 00:25:13.110
  • WELL THERE'S STILL MORE TO COME
  • 00:25:13.120 --> 00:25:14.220
  • IN THIS IN-DEPTH AND NEWLY EXPANDED VERSION
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  • OF OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:18.000 --> 00:25:21.030
  • AND NEXT TIME
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  • WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER ANOTHER IMPORTANT QUESTION,
  • 00:25:22.170 --> 00:25:24.150
  • PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
  • 00:25:24.160 --> 00:25:26.090
  • YOU COULD EVER ASK ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:26.100 --> 00:25:29.100
  • AND THAT IS, WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:25:29.110 --> 00:25:32.280
  • MANY PEOPLE FIND THE ANSWER OFFENSIVE,
  • 00:25:32.290 --> 00:25:35.220
  • SO STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S AHEAD.
  • 00:25:35.230 --> 00:25:40.150
  • [NARRATOR] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:42.030 --> 00:25:44.150
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF DOCTOR JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS" PLUS THE BROCHURE
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  • ABOUT "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN"
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU 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
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  • THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD,
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  • THAT, ALONG WITH A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL BESTSELLING BOOK
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • PEOPLE SAY TO ME SOMETIMES WHEN I'M DEBATING THEM ON TV,
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  • THEY'LL SAY, "WELL NOW, PASTOR,
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  • "ONLY GOD CAN DECLARE WHO'S GONNA BE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:27.260 --> 00:26:31.080
  • "ONLY GOD GETS TO MAKE THAT DECISION."
  • 00:26:31.090 --> 00:26:33.120
  • AND I SAY, "THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
  • 00:26:33.130 --> 00:26:35.200
  • "ONLY GOD CAN DECIDE WHO IS GOING TO BE INTO HEAVEN."
  • 00:26:35.210 --> 00:26:39.030
  • THE FACT IS HE'S ALREADY DECIDED THAT, THOUGH.
  • 00:26:39.040 --> 00:26:42.060
  • AND HE'S MADE HIS DECISION PUBLIC.
  • 00:26:42.070 --> 00:26:44.090
  • HE SAID, "THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • "AND THAT IS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST."
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