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September 15, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • MUSIC
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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 TEACHES THAT HEAVEN
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  • WILL BE A PLACE OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS,
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  • A PARADISE WHERE ALL BELIEVERS WILL LIVE FOREVER
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • YET, MANY CHRISTIANS ARE ALMOST DREADING THEIR FUTURE
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  • IN HEAVEN BECAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED
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  • THAT HEAVEN WILL BE BORING.
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  • WELL, TODAY, I WANT TO PUT THOSE FEARS TO REST
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  • BY SHOWING YOU WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • OUR ETERNAL HOME WILL REALLY BE LIKE.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • 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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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN
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  • AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DR. JEFFRESS 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
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  • IS PERFECT FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN
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  • 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 THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN
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  • 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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  • AT A DINNER PARTY, GUESTS WERE DISCUSSING
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  • THE SUBJECT OF HEAVEN AND HELL,
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  • BUT SAM REMAINED UNUSUALLY QUIET.
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  • THE DINNER HOSTESS, NOT WANTING HIM TO FEEL LEFT OUT,
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  • SAID, "SAM, DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS
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  • "ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL?"
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  • SAM SAID, "I TRY TO OFFER NO OPINION
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  • "WHEN IT COMES TO HEAVEN OR HELL,
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  • "BECAUSE I HAVE FRIENDS IN BOTH PLACES."
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  • SAMUEL, SAM, WAS SAMUEL CLEMENS,
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  • WHOM WE KNOW AS MARK TWAIN.
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  • MARK TWAIN HAD MANY THINGS AND OBSERVATIONS
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  • ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF HEAVEN AND HELL.
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  • IN FACT, IN ONE SPEECH, TWAIN JOKED,
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  • AND IN A COMMENT THAT SEEMS VERY APPROPRIATE TODAY,
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  • TWAIN SAID, "THIS ELECTION MAKES ME THINK
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  • "OF A STORY OF A MAN WHO WAS DYING.
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  • "HE HAD ONLY TWO MINUTES TO LIVE,
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  • "SO HE SENT FOR A CLERGYMAN AND ASKED HIM,
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  • "WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GO, HEAVEN OR HELL?
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  • "SO THE MINISTERS TOLD HIM THAT EACH PLACE
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  • "HAD ITS ADVANTAGES.
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  • "HEAVEN FOR THE CLIMATE, HELL FOR THE COMPANY."
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW, SUCH A TONGUE IN CHEEK COMMENT
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  • IS BUILT UPON A LIE THAT MANY PEOPLE
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  • HAVE EMBRACED ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • MANY PEOPLE, EVEN CHRISTIANS, HAVE FALLEN FOR THE MYTH
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  • THAT HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE A PLACE OF PERPETUAL BOREDOM,
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  • 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,
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  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN, WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPT
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  • TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, 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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  • SCIENCE FICTION WRITER AND ATHEIST, ISAAC ASIMOV,
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  • SAID, I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE AFTERLIFE,
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  • SO I DON'T HAVE TO SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE FEARING HELL
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  • OR FEARING HEAVEN EVEN MORE.
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  • FOR WHATEVER THE TORTURES OF HELL,
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  • I THINK THE BOREDOM OF HEAVEN WOULD BE EVEN WORSE.
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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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  • THOSE WHO HAVE COME TO THAT CONCLUSION
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  • ARE ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THAT HEAVEN MUST BE AS DULL
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  • AS WATCHING PAINT DRY, AND HELL MUST BE AS EXHILARATING
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  • AS A NASCAR RACE, BUT NEITHER IS TRUE,
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  • AND BOTH OF THOSE CONCLUSIONS ARE BASED
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  • ON A FLAWED UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH SATAN AND GOD.
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  • IF YOU WANNA KNOW HOW EXCITING GOD IS,
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  • JUST LOOK AROUND YOU AT EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS CREATED.
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  • EVERYTHING WE LIVE IN AND WATCH IS GOOD,
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  • BEAUTIFUL, ENJOYABLE, REFRESHING, FASCINATING,
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  • AND EXCITING BECAUSE IT'S CREATED BY SOMEONE
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  • 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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  • THE ONLY REASON THINGS SEEM MONOTONOUS TO US
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  • IS BECAUSE WE LIVE IN BODIES THAT GROW TIRED,
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  • BUT IN HEAVEN, WE'LL HAVE NONE OF THOSE LIMITATIONS.
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  • WE'LL BE LIKE CHILDREN SAYING TO THE FATHER,
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  • DO IT AGAIN, DAD, DO IT AGAIN.
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  • A THIRD MYTH PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • AND THE REASON THEY THINK THAT IT IS BORING
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  • IS 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.
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  • THE IDEA OF HEAVEN BEING ONE LONG CHURCH SERVICE
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  • IS A YAWN FEST FOR MOST OF US.
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  • BUT THE REASON WE FEEL THAT WAY IS WE REALLY HAVE
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  • A MISUNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WORSHIP
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  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
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  • YES, THE FACT IS, IN HEAVEN, WE ARE GOING
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  • TO BE WORSHIPING GOD 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • LET'S LOOK AT EACH OF THOSE TWO ACTIVITIES IN DEPTH.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HEAVEN WILL BE A PLACE
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  • OF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP.
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  • INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP.
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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 ABOUT THOSE GREAT MOMENTS OF WORSHIP
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  • 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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  • IF YOU WANT TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT
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  • THAT EXPERIENCE IS GOING TO BE LIKE,
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  • LOOK AT REVELATION 5, VERSES 11 AND 12,
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  • WHERE JOHN DESCRIBES THE WORSHIP
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  • WE WILL EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HE SAID, THEN I LOOKED, AND HEARD THE VOICE
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  • OF MANY ANGELS AROUND THE THRONE,
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  • AND THE LIVING CREATURES AND THE ELDERS,
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  • THESE ARE THE REPRESENTATIVES,
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  • THIS IS THE CHURCH, THIS IS YOU AND I, THE ELDERS,
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  • THE CHURCH, AND THE NUMBER OF THEM WAS MYRIADS OF MYRIADS,
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  • THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS, LITERALLY,
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  • TEN THOUSANDS UPON TEN THOUSANDS.
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  • MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SURROUNDING THE THRONE,
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  • AND NOTICE VERSE 12, SAYING WITH A LOUD VOICE.
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  • UNDERLINE THAT WORD LOUD, AND WHAT WILL THEY SAY?
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  • WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN
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  • TO RECEIVE THE POWER AND THE RICHES
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  • AND THE WISDOM AND MIGHT AND HONOR
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  • AND GLORY AND BLESSING.
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  • THEY PRAISED WITH A LOUD VOICE.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LOUD, EXUBERANT WORSHIP.
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  • YES, WE'RE GOING TO PARTICIPATE
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  • IN INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP, 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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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31, PAUL SAID,
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  • WHETHER YOU EAT OR DRINK OR WHATEVER YOU DO,
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  • DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD.
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  • THERE IS A WAY OF GOING THROUGH THE DAY,
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  • CONDUCTING OUR WORK, GETTING STUCK IN TRAFFIC
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  • ON CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY,
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  • SITTING DOWN FOR A MEAL, RELAXING.
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  • THERE'S A WAY OF LIVING WHERE GOD IS ALWAYS
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  • A PART OF YOUR EXISTENCE, AND THAT'S REALLY
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  • WHAT WORSHIP IN THE BROADEST SENSE IS.
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  • I DIDN'T PUT IT ON YOUR OUTLINE,
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  • BUT I WANT YOU TO JOT DOWN THIS DEFINITION OF WORSHIP.
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  • WORSHIP IS THE CONTINUAL AWARENESS OF
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  • GRATITUDE TOWARD AND SUBMISSION TO GOD 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 WE'RE GOING
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  • TO EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HEAVEN WILL ALSO BE A PLACE OF ENJOYABLE WORK.
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  • AH, NO, PASTOR.
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  • 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 ON THAT CLOUD,
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  • AND 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,
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  • FOLLOW WITH ME 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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  • FIRST OF ALL, REMEMBER GOD IS A WORKER.
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  • GOD DIDN'T JUST CREATE THE UNIVERSE IN SIX DAYS
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  • AND THEN GO INTO RETIREMENT.
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  • HE TOOK A DAY OFF, BUT THAT'S ALL HE TOOK OFF.
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  • IN JOHN 5:17, JESUS SAID THIS ABOUT GOD.
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  • "MY FATHER IS WORKING UNTIL NOW, AND I MYSELF AM WORKING."
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  • GOD'S A WORKER, AND NOT ONLY THAT,
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  • SECONDLY, GOD CREATED MAN TO BE A WORKER.
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  • YOU AND I WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD,
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  • AND THEREFORE, WE TOO, WERE CREATED TO BE WORKERS.
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  • IN GENESIS 2:15, GOD GAVE THIS ASSIGNMENT TO ADAM.
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  • THEN THE LORD GOD TOOK THE MAN AND PUT HIM
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  • INTO THE GARDEN TO CULTIVATE IT AND TO KEEP IT.
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  • MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT WORK IS A CURSE FROM GOD,
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  • THAT IT WAS A PUNISHMENT FOR MAN'S SIN AGAINST GOD.
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  • THAT'S NOT TRUE.
  • 00:10:59.130 --> 00:11:00.270
  • GENESIS 2:15 TAKES PLACE BEFORE THE FALL IN GENESIS 3.
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  • IN HIS ORIGINAL FORM, MAN WAS CREATED TO WORK.
  • 00:11:05.190 --> 00:11:11.240
  • NOW, IT'S TRUE, AFTER THE SIN OF GENESIS 3,
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:13.250
  • WORK BECAME HARDER FOR US, IT BECAME MORE TEDIOUS,
  • 00:11:13.260 --> 00:11:17.060
  • BUT WORK ITSELF HAS NEVER BEEN A CURSE.
  • 00:11:17.070 --> 00:11:19.200
  • IT IS A PRIVILEGE GOD HAS GIVEN US
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:21.290
  • BECAUSE WE ARE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:11:22.000 --> 00:11:24.270
  • NOW, GOD PUT ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN,
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:27.220
  • EVEN THOUGH EDEN WAS PERFECT, IT WAS NOT SELF-SUSTAINING.
  • 00:11:27.230 --> 00:11:32.220
  • GOD BASICALLY SAID, I'M GONNA GIVE YOU
  • 00:11:32.230 --> 00:11:34.140
  • THIS SLICE OF PARADISE CALLED EDEN,
  • 00:11:34.150 --> 00:11:36.270
  • BUT YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO CULTIVATE IT.
  • 00:11:36.280 --> 00:11:38.280
  • THAT IS, YOU'RE TO TILL THE SOIL.
  • 00:11:38.290 --> 00:11:40.250
  • YOU'RE TO PLANT THE SEEDS. YOU'RE TO HARVEST THE CROPS.
  • 00:11:40.260 --> 00:11:44.180
  • AND IT'S THE SAME THING WITH US.
  • 00:11:44.190 --> 00:11:46.160
  • GOD IS A WORKER. HE CREATED US TO BE WORKERS.
  • 00:11:46.170 --> 00:11:50.010
  • WHAT IS IT THAT WE'LL BE DOING? WHAT WILL OUR WORK ENTAIL?
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:53.190
  • TWO WORDS I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN,
  • 00:11:53.200 --> 00:11:55.050
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUR WORK OF CULTIVATING.
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:58.180
  • THAT IS, TAKING WHAT GOD HAS CREATED
  • 00:11:58.190 --> 00:12:01.020
  • AND MAKING IT EVEN BETTER. FOR EXAMPLE, CHERRIES ARE GOOD.
  • 00:12:01.030 --> 00:12:06.190
  • CHERRY PIE IS VERY GOOD. WE ALL LIKE AVOCADOS,
  • 00:12:06.200 --> 00:12:11.250
  • BUT WE REALLY LIKE GUACAMOLE SALAD, DON'T WE?
  • 00:12:11.260 --> 00:12:15.140
  • I MEAN, THAT'S PART OF CULTIVATING,
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:17.000
  • TAKING WHAT GOD IS GIVING AND IMPROVING UPON IT.
  • 00:12:17.010 --> 00:12:20.180
  • BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A WORK OF CREATING,
  • 00:12:20.190 --> 00:12:23.220
  • THAT IS, AS HUMAN BEINGS, GOD HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY
  • 00:12:23.230 --> 00:12:26.190
  • TO CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING.
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:29.140
  • FOR EXAMPLE, GOD SAID TO ADAM IN THE GARDEN,
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:32.200
  • I MADE THESE ANIMALS, I WANT YOU TO COME UP
  • 00:12:32.210 --> 00:12:35.050
  • WITH THE NAMES FOR THEM.
  • 00:12:35.060 --> 00:12:36.260
  • I WANT YOU TO THINK UP IMAGINATIVE NAMES
  • 00:12:36.270 --> 00:12:39.110
  • FOR THESE ANIMALS, AND SO ADAM USED HIS CREATIVITY
  • 00:12:39.120 --> 00:12:42.020
  • OF THE NAME THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:12:42.030 --> 00:12:43.130
  • TODAY, WE SEE MAN'S GOD-GIVEN CREATIVITY AT WORK,
  • 00:12:43.140 --> 00:12:46.260
  • THE INVENTION OF THE AUTOMOBILE, THE JET AIRPLANE,
  • 00:12:46.270 --> 00:12:49.100
  • THE IPHONE, ARE ALL TESTIMONIES TO A GOD-GIVEN CREATIVITY.
  • 00:12:49.110 --> 00:12:53.280
  • WHY DO WE THINK IN HEAVEN THAT WON'T BE PRESENT AS WELL?
  • 00:12:53.290 --> 00:12:57.090
  • IN OUR LIVES, WE'LL USE THE GIFTS GOD HAS GIVEN US.
  • 00:12:57.100 --> 00:13:00.280
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL WRITE BOOKS. OTHER PEOPLES MAY PRODUCE MUSIC.
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:04.280
  • OTHER PEOPLE MAY PRODUCE MOVIES.
  • 00:13:04.290 --> 00:13:06.290
  • THERE, NO TELLING HOW GOD WILL USE OUR CREATIVITY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:11.160
  • IF YOU DON'T HEAR ANOTHER WORD I'M SAYING, REMEMBER THIS.
  • 00:13:11.170 --> 00:13:14.090
  • WHEN YOU DIE, YOU DON'T BECOME A DIFFERENT PERSON
  • 00:13:14.100 --> 00:13:18.000
  • IN HEAVEN THAN YOU ARE HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:20.100
  • YOUR LIFE IS A CONTINUUM.
  • 00:13:20.110 --> 00:13:21.250
  • IT BEGINS NOW AND IT TRANSCENDS THE GRAVE.
  • 00:13:21.260 --> 00:13:24.260
  • WHO YOU ARE NOW IS WHO YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:24.270 --> 00:13:29.060
  • MINUS ALL THE FLAWS.
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:31.070
  • YOU'LL KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO IN HEAVEN
  • 00:13:31.080 --> 00:13:33.060
  • PROBABLY BY WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:33.070 --> 00:13:35.290
  • YES, WE'LL BE WORSHIPING GOD,
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:37.180
  • WE'LL BE WORKING, BUT THERE'S ONE OTHER ASPECT
  • 00:13:37.190 --> 00:13:40.080
  • THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL BE DOING IN HEAVEN
  • 00:13:40.090 --> 00:13:42.140
  • AND THAT IS RULING AND REIGNING WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:46.220
  • SOME PEOPLE ARE CREATED TO RULE OVER THE NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:50.190
  • AND THE NEW EARTH, THAT WAS GOD'S PLAN
  • 00:13:50.200 --> 00:13:52.200
  • FOR ADAM AND EVE, REMEMBER IN GENESIS 1:26,
  • 00:13:52.210 --> 00:13:55.130
  • HE SAID, "LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR OWN LIKENESS,
  • 00:13:55.140 --> 00:13:59.080
  • "AND LET THEM RULE OVER THE FISH OF THE SEA,
  • 00:13:59.090 --> 00:14:02.080
  • "THE BIRDS OF THE SKY, AND OVER THE CATTLE
  • 00:14:02.090 --> 00:14:05.040
  • "AND ALL OF THE EARTH, AND EVERY CREEPING THING
  • 00:14:05.050 --> 00:14:07.020
  • "THAT CREEPS ON THE EARTH."
  • 00:14:07.030 --> 00:14:09.170
  • ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED TO BE CO-REGENTS
  • 00:14:09.180 --> 00:14:12.090
  • WITH GOD ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:14:12.100 --> 00:14:15.000
  • NOW, BECAUSE OF SIN, THEY HAD TO ABDICATE THEIR RULE,
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:18.010
  • BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH,
  • 00:14:18.020 --> 00:14:20.010
  • YOU AND I WILL BE CO-RULERS WITH GOD.
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:23.130
  • REVELATION 22, VERSE FIVE, SAYS
  • 00:14:23.140 --> 00:14:25.130
  • WE WILL REIGN WITH HIM FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:30.090
  • NOW THAT BRINGS UP TWO QUESTIONS.
  • 00:14:30.100 --> 00:14:31.250
  • FIRST OF ALL, WHO EXACTLY WILL BE REINING WITH GOD?
  • 00:14:31.260 --> 00:14:37.290
  • OBVIOUSLY, EVERYBODY'S NOT GONNA BE REIGNING,
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:39.040
  • OR THERE'D BE NOBODY TO REIGN OVER.
  • 00:14:39.050 --> 00:14:41.060
  • SO WHO WILL BE REIGNING WITH GOD?
  • 00:14:41.070 --> 00:14:44.060
  • TO BE ONE OF THOSE WHO RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST
  • 00:14:44.070 --> 00:14:48.040
  • INVOLVES THREE CRITERIA.
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:51.070
  • FIRST OF ALL, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THE DESIRE TO RULE.
  • 00:14:51.080 --> 00:14:54.260
  • ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE A DESIRE TO RULE WOULD RULE.
  • 00:14:54.270 --> 00:14:58.080
  • FOR SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW, THE IDEA OF BEING IN CHARGE
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:15:01.030
  • OF ANYTHING MAKES YOU BREAK OUT IN A COLD SWEAT.
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:04.180
  • WELL, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:04.190 --> 00:15:06.060
  • IF YOU DON'T ENJOY RULING, YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE RULING
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:09.010
  • IN HEAVEN, NOT EVERYBODY ENJOYS THAT.
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:11.000
  • THERE HAS TO BE A DESIRE.
  • 00:15:11.010 --> 00:15:12.070
  • SECONDLY, THERE HAS TO BE AN ABILITY.
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:14.220
  • ROMANS 12 SAYS ONE OF THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS
  • 00:15:14.230 --> 00:15:17.070
  • IS THE GIFT OF LEADERSHIP, TO BE ABLE TO ORGANIZE.
  • 00:15:17.080 --> 00:15:21.110
  • BUT THIRDLY, AND THIS IS ALL IMPORTANT,
  • 00:15:21.120 --> 00:15:24.050
  • FAITHFULNESS IS A CRITERION FOR LEADERSHIP IN GOD'S KINGDOM.
  • 00:15:24.060 --> 00:15:30.180
  • YOU CAN HAVE THE DESIRE AND EVEN THE ABILITY TO RULE,
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:31.260
  • BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A TRACK RECORD
  • 00:15:31.270 --> 00:15:34.160
  • OF FAITHFULNESS TO GOD. HOW WE HANDLE THE TIME, THE TREASURE,
  • 00:15:34.170 --> 00:15:40.050
  • THE OPPORTUNITIES GOD HAS GIVEN US HERE ON EARTH
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:42.190
  • WILL DETERMINE WHAT RESPONSIBILITY WE
  • 00:15:42.200 --> 00:15:45.120
  • HAVE IN ALL ETERNITY. THE SECOND QUESTION,
  • 00:15:45.130 --> 00:15:48.200
  • BESIDES WHO WILL REIGN
  • 00:15:48.210 --> 00:15:50.210
  • IS WHAT DOES RULING AND REIGNING INVOLVE?
  • 00:15:50.220 --> 00:15:53.080
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN, WE'RE GONNA RULE WITH CHRIST?
  • 00:15:53.090 --> 00:15:55.090
  • THERE ARE TWO ASPECTS OF THAT. FIRST OF ALL, JUDGING.
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:59.000
  • PART OF RULING AND REIGNING WITH CHRIST INVOLVES JUDGING.
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:16:03.050
  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6, REMEMBER, THE CORINTHIANS WERE FUSSING
  • 00:16:03.060 --> 00:16:07.020
  • AND FIGHTING WITH ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:16:07.030 --> 00:16:08.190
  • THEY COULDN'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT,
  • 00:16:08.200 --> 00:16:10.110
  • AND PAUL SAYS, IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY.
  • 00:16:10.120 --> 00:16:12.250
  • HE SAYS IN VERSE TWO, DO YOU NOT KNOW
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:15.070
  • THAT THE SAINTS WILL JUDGE THE WORLD?
  • 00:16:15.080 --> 00:16:18.280
  • ONE DAY, CHRISTIANS WILL JUDGE THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:18.290 --> 00:16:21.290
  • THAT WORD JUDGE, KRINO,
  • 00:16:22.000 --> 00:16:23.290
  • MEANS TO RENDER A VERDICT.
  • 00:16:24.000 --> 00:16:27.000
  • AND WHILE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT YOU AND I
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:29.010
  • WILL BE JUDGING OTHER PEOPLE IN THE NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:16:29.020 --> 00:16:31.090
  • AND NEW EARTH, THE BIBLE IS CLEAR,
  • 00:16:31.100 --> 00:16:33.050
  • WE'RE GONNA BE JUDGING ANGELS.
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:34.170
  • VERSE THREE SAYS, DO YOU NOT KNOW
  • 00:16:34.180 --> 00:16:36.160
  • THAT WE SHALL JUDGE THE ANGELS?
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:39.230
  • RIGHT NOW, PSALM 8 SAYS, GOD HAS CREATED MAN LOWER
  • 00:16:39.240 --> 00:16:43.090
  • THAN THE ANGELS, BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH,
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:45.220
  • THAT WILL BE REVERSED, AND WE'LL BE JUDGING ANGELS.
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:49.020
  • A SECOND ASPECT OF RULING AND REIGNING IS GOVERNING.
  • 00:16:49.030 --> 00:16:52.240
  • GOVERNING, THAT IS, THERE WILL BE PARTS OF GOD'S CREATION
  • 00:16:52.250 --> 00:16:56.240
  • THAT SOME OF US WILL GOVERN.
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:16:58.270
  • IN 2 TIMOTHY 2:12, PAUL SAYS, IF WE ENDURE WITH HIM,
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:03.020
  • WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM.
  • 00:17:03.030 --> 00:17:06.070
  • YOU KNOW, IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, WE HAVE EXAMPLES
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:08.060
  • OF GOD'S PEOPLE REIGNING OVER CERTAIN TERRITORY.
  • 00:17:08.070 --> 00:17:11.220
  • AND WHILE THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
  • 00:17:11.230 --> 00:17:13.150
  • WILL BE THE CENTRAL PART OF GOD'S CREATION,
  • 00:17:13.160 --> 00:17:16.130
  • RULING AND REIGNING PROBABLY WON'T BE LIMITED TO THERE.
  • 00:17:16.140 --> 00:17:20.110
  • THERE WILL STILL BE GALAXIES, FAR-FLUNG
  • 00:17:20.120 --> 00:17:23.120
  • THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE, OVER WHICH GOD'S PEOPLE WILL RULE.
  • 00:17:23.130 --> 00:17:27.210
  • YES, IN HEAVEN, WE'LL HAVE WORK TO DO,
  • 00:17:27.220 --> 00:17:30.060
  • BUT IT'S NOT GONNA BE WORK ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:33.130
  • THERE'S ALSO GONNA BE SOME FUN IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:33.140 --> 00:17:36.220
  • AND LET ME JUST SUGGEST TO YOU WHAT I CALL THREE PERKS
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:40.230
  • OF HEAVEN, THREE PERMANENT PERKS OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:44.040
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT'LL BE A TIME OF ENJOYING OTHER BELIEVERS,
  • 00:17:44.050 --> 00:17:48.240
  • ENJOYING OTHER BELIEVERS.
  • 00:17:48.250 --> 00:17:50.280
  • DO YOU REALIZE GOD MADE US WHERE WE NEED OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:17:50.290 --> 00:17:53.150
  • TO BE TRULY FULFILLED?
  • 00:17:53.160 --> 00:17:55.230
  • REMEMBER, GOD SAID TO ADAM,
  • 00:17:55.240 --> 00:17:57.290
  • IT'S NOT GOOD FOR YOU TO BE ALONE.
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:18:00.280
  • I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:02.060
  • ADAM WASN'T ALONE.
  • 00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:03.150
  • HE HAD A PERFECT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:18:03.160 --> 00:18:05.070
  • THAT HADN'T BEEN TAINTED BY SIN,
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:07.050
  • BUT GOD SAID, AS GOOD AS OUR RELATIONSHIP IS,
  • 00:18:07.060 --> 00:18:09.210
  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH, YOU NEED SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:18:09.220 --> 00:18:13.240
  • THAT'S WHY HE MADE EVE.
  • 00:18:13.250 --> 00:18:15.220
  • GOD MADE US IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE NEED FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:18:15.230 --> 00:18:19.110
  • WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS AND IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:18:19.120 --> 00:18:21.120
  • WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY THAT IN A WAY
  • 00:18:21.130 --> 00:18:23.010
  • WE'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:25.100
  • SECONDLY, HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:31.200
  • YES, IT'S TRUE, THE PROPHET HABAKKUK PROMISED
  • 00:18:31.210 --> 00:18:33.040
  • THAT THE EARTH WILL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:33.050 --> 00:18:37.020
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW THAT KNOWLEDGE WILL COME?
  • 00:18:37.030 --> 00:18:41.030
  • I MEAN, WHEN WE DIE, IS THERE A SUDDEN INFORMATION DUMP
  • 00:18:41.040 --> 00:18:44.130
  • INTO OUR BRAINS WHERE WE KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT GOD
  • 00:18:44.140 --> 00:18:46.280
  • WHEN WE'RE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:18:46.290 --> 00:18:49.220
  • MAYBE THAT HAPPENS, BUT I DOUBT IT, AND HERE'S WHY.
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:53.150
  • THINK ABOUT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:57.180
  • HASN'T PART OF THE ENJOYMENT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:18:57.190 --> 00:19:00.100
  • BEEN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THAT PERSON OVER A PERIOD OF TIME
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:04.130
  • RATHER THAN LEARNING EVERYTHING AT ONCE?
  • 00:19:04.140 --> 00:19:06.060
  • THERE'S A JOY IN DISCOVERY.
  • 00:19:06.070 --> 00:19:08.160
  • I THINK ABOUT THE FIRST TIME I MET AMY.
  • 00:19:08.170 --> 00:19:11.250
  • WE WERE 12 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:19:11.260 --> 00:19:13.130
  • SHE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF ME AT MISS DENNY'S MATH CLASS,
  • 00:19:13.140 --> 00:19:17.160
  • AND I ONLY KNEW ONE THING ABOUT AMY.
  • 00:19:17.170 --> 00:19:19.160
  • SHE WAS THE PRETTIEST GIRL I'D EVER SEEN.
  • 00:19:19.170 --> 00:19:22.110
  • THAT'S ALL I KNEW ABOUT HER.
  • 00:19:22.120 --> 00:19:24.130
  • BUT BELIEVE ME, I WANTED TO KNOW MORE.
  • 00:19:24.140 --> 00:19:26.230
  • I'VE SPENT 50 YEARS GETTING TO KNOW AMY, AND GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:30.210
  • I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HER,
  • 00:19:30.220 --> 00:19:32.210
  • BUT THERE'S A LOT MORE TO DISCOVER,
  • 00:19:32.220 --> 00:19:34.190
  • AND THE WHOLE PROCESS HAS BEEN AN EXHILARATING ONE.
  • 00:19:34.200 --> 00:19:37.270
  • IT'S GONNA BE THE SAME WAY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:37.280 --> 00:19:40.250
  • I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE ALL ETERNITY TO GET TO KNOW GOD.
  • 00:19:40.260 --> 00:19:44.190
  • WE'LL GET TO KNOW HIM BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER.
  • 00:19:44.200 --> 00:19:48.050
  • THIRDLY, IN HEAVEN, IT WILL BE A TIME
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:50.040
  • OF EXPERIENCING REAL REST.
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:53.170
  • WE'VE ALREADY SEEN, IN HEAVEN, WE'RE NOT FLOATING
  • 00:19:53.180 --> 00:19:55.290
  • ON A CLOUD SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:19:57.240
  • GOD WILL HAVE US ENGAGED IN MEANINGFUL WORK,
  • 00:19:57.250 --> 00:20:01.050
  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT'S ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO.
  • 00:20:01.060 --> 00:20:03.170
  • WITH THE ISRAELITES, GOD SET ASIDE A DAY OF REST,
  • 00:20:03.180 --> 00:20:07.260
  • AND THEN HE SET ASIDE CERTAIN WEEKS AND CERTAIN MONTHS,
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:11.040
  • AND SOMETIMES, THERE WAS A YEAR OF REST AS WELL.
  • 00:20:11.050 --> 00:20:14.080
  • I THINK WE'LL EXPERIENCE THE SAME THING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:14.090 --> 00:20:17.080
  • IN REVELATION 14, VERSE 13, JOHN WAS COMMANDED
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:21.010
  • TO WRITE THESE WORDS, LOOK AT THEM.
  • 00:20:21.020 --> 00:20:23.040
  • AND I, JOHN, HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING,
  • 00:20:23.050 --> 00:20:26.170
  • WRITE THIS DOWN.
  • 00:20:26.180 --> 00:20:28.150
  • BLESSED, LITERALLY, HAPPY, ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE
  • 00:20:28.160 --> 00:20:32.080
  • IN THE LORD FROM NOW ON, THAT THEY MAY REST
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:37.000
  • FROM THEIR LABORS, FOR THEIR DEEDS FOLLOW WITH THEM.
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:41.060
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN?
  • 00:20:41.070 --> 00:20:42.130
  • BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE, THAT THEY MAY REST.
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:45.280
  • THE PEOPLE JOHN IS TALKING ABOUT ARE THOSE
  • 00:20:45.290 --> 00:20:48.030
  • WHO WERE MARTYRED DURING THE TRIBULATION FOR THEIR FAITH,
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:51.120
  • AND HE SAID, BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DIE FOR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:54.070
  • HAPPY ARE THOSE, BECAUSE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:54.080 --> 00:20:56.150
  • THEY WILL BE FREE, THEY WILL REST
  • 00:20:56.160 --> 00:20:58.260
  • FROM THE PERSECUTION THEY'VE EXPERIENCED IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:20:58.270 --> 00:21:02.250
  • BUT I THINK THE KIND OF REST YOU AND I ARE GOING
  • 00:21:02.260 --> 00:21:04.260
  • TO EXPERIENCE GOES BEYOND THE CESSATION OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:21:04.270 --> 00:21:08.270
  • THE REST WE'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:21:08.280 --> 00:21:11.160
  • IS THAT OCCASIONAL RESPITE WE EVEN EXPERIENCE HERE ON EARTH
  • 00:21:11.170 --> 00:21:16.130
  • WHEN WE'VE FINISHED A BIG JOB.
  • 00:21:16.140 --> 00:21:18.190
  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BIG PROJECT TO FINISH?
  • 00:21:18.200 --> 00:21:21.020
  • AND ONCE YOU'RE FINISHED, YOU SAY, WHEW.
  • 00:21:21.030 --> 00:21:24.220
  • IT'S OVER, IT'S OVER. I FINISHED.
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  • BUT WHAT I'VE DONE IS NOT JUST GOOD, IT'S VERY GOOD.
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  • TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT GOD HAS ALLOWED YOU TO ACCOMPLISH,
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  • I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT'S GONNA BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
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  • THERE'LL BE THOSE TIMES THAT WE REST FROM OUR LABORS,
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  • THOSE TIMES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO HAVE TRUE SATISFACTION
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  • IN A JOB WELL DONE, AND IT'S THAT REST
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  • THAT REMINDS US THAT, AS IMPORTANT AS OUR WORK IS HERE,
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  • AND WILL BE IN HEAVEN, THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN WORKING.
  • 00:21:55.250 --> 00:22:02.080
  • HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OF ENJOYING PERFECT FELLOWSHIP
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  • WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THAT PERFECT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:22:04.260 --> 00:22:09.160
  • WE'VE ALWAYS LONGED FOR.
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • AREN'T YOU READY TO GO? I AM.
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  • LET'S JUST LOAD UP RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY?
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  • NOT QUITE YET, BUT SOON.
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  • GOD HAS A GREAT, INDESCRIBABLE FUTURE PLANNED
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  • FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
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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
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  • TO FAITH IN CHRIST, MAYBE EVEN YOU.
  • 00:22:41.040 --> 00:22:45.010
  • AND IF YOU'VE TRUSTED IN CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR,
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  • YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SPEND ETERNITY
  • 00:22:48.080 --> 00:22:51.120
  • WITH HIM IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:51.130 --> 00:22:53.220
  • NOW, PLEASE, STAY RIGHT THERE,
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  • 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
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:10.010
  • AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD, WHICH IS WHY
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  • I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN,
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  • "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
  • 00:23:28.150 --> 00:23:31.020
  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD
  • 00:23:31.030 --> 00:23:33.150
  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU
  • 00:23:33.160 --> 00:23:35.000
  • 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
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:23:41.270 --> 00:23:44.080
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:47.040
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL,
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:49.180
  • FULL-LENGTH BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,"
  • 00:23:49.190 --> 00:23:51.250
  • A LONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
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  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:23:54.070 --> 00:23:57.200
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR THE REAL TRIP
  • 00:23:57.210 --> 00:24:00.290
  • WE'RE ALL TAKING, FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:03.250
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING
  • 00:24:03.260 --> 00:24:07.290
  • AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:24:08.000 --> 00:24:11.100
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:14.020
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:16.160
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:18.130
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 00:24:18.140 --> 00:24:22.070
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:23.290
  • SO PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY,
  • 00:24:24.000 --> 00:24:25.270
  • AND GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:25.280 --> 00:24:29.070
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT LIFE IN HEAVEN WILL BE UNEVENTFUL,
  • 00:24:33.270 --> 00:24:37.100
  • EVEN BORING, BUT I HOPE THAT TODAY'S STUDY IN GOD'S WORD
  • 00:24:37.110 --> 00:24:41.250
  • HAS GIVEN YOU A RENEWED SENSE OF EXCITEMENT
  • 00:24:41.260 --> 00:24:45.030
  • FOR THE MAGNIFICENT PLACE
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  • THAT GOD IS PREPARING FOR HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:24:46.210 --> 00:24:49.270
  • WELL, THERE'S STILL MORE TO COME
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:51.130
  • IN THIS IN-DEPTH STUDY ON A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:51.140 --> 00:24:54.260
  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER
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  • ANOTHER IMPORTANT QUESTION,
  • 00:24:56.220 --> 00:24:58.160
  • PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
  • 00:24:58.170 --> 00:25:00.100
  • YOU COULD EVER ASK ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:02.260
  • AND THAT IS, WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:25:02.270 --> 00:25:06.130
  • MANY PEOPLE FIND THE ANSWER I'M GOING TO GIVE OFFENSIVE,
  • 00:25:06.140 --> 00:25:10.090
  • SO STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S AHEAD.
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  • MUSIC
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  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:16.250 --> 00:25:19.070
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:19.080 --> 00:25:21.070
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:21.080 --> 00:25:23.170
  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS,"
  • 00:25:23.180 --> 00:25:25.230
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE ABOUT
  • 00:25:25.240 --> 00:25:27.070
  • WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:29.230
  • AS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODDAY
  • 00:25:29.240 --> 00:25:32.100
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:32.110 --> 00:25:33.260
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:25:33.270 --> 00:25:37.230
  • THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:37.240 --> 00:25:42.100
  • THAT, ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL,
  • 00:25:42.110 --> 00:25:44.280
  • BEST-SELLING BOOK, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:25:47.120 --> 00:25:49.030
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT,
  • 00:25:49.040 --> 00:25:50.260
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:25:50.270 --> 00:25:52.120
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:54.130
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT WEEK ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:54.140 --> 00:25:57.080
  • PEOPLE SAY TO ME SOMETIMES,
  • 00:25:57.090 --> 00:25:58.200
  • WELL, NOW, PASTOR, ONLY GOD CAN DECLARE
  • 00:25:58.210 --> 00:26:01.210
  • WHO'S GONNA BE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:01.220 --> 00:26:03.000
  • ONLY GOD GETS TO MAKE THAT DECISION,
  • 00:26:03.010 --> 00:26:05.020
  • AND I SAY, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
  • 00:26:05.030 --> 00:26:07.140
  • ONLY GOD CAN DECIDE WHO IS GOING TO BE INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:07.150 --> 00:26:10.240
  • THE FACT IS, HE'S ALREADY DECIDED THAT, THOUGH,
  • 00:26:10.250 --> 00:26:13.270
  • AND HE'S MADE HIS DECISION PUBLIC.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, "WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN,"
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ESCAPED
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  • THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE
  • 00:26:41.180 --> 00:26:43.020
  • AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT IN THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION?
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  • LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND AND JOIN US
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  • IMAGINE A WEEK OF RELAXATION AND INSPIRATION,
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  • IN ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC PLACES ON EARTH.
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  • IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS TIME OF SIGHTSEEING
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  • AND SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT
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  • WITH YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY FAMILY.
  • 00:27:04.210 --> 00:27:07.030
  • I'LL BE TEACHING FROM GOD'S WORD ALONG THE WAY,
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  • AND WE'RE BRINGING ALONG VOCALIST MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
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  • COMEDIAN DENNIS SWANBERG,
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  • AND LEGENDS OF GOSPEL MUSIC, THE HOPPERS.
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