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September 13, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE
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  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFERESS, AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
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  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME."
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  • YET PEOPLE IN TODAY'S ALL-INCLUSIVE CULTURE
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  • TRY TO CLAIM THAT ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD.
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  • WELL, TODAY, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
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  • WHAT THE BIBLE REQUIRES OF THOSE
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  • WHO WANT TO SPEND THEIR ETERNITY WITH GOD AND HIS FAMILY.
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  • THE TRUTH MAY SURPRISE AND EVEN OFFEND SOME OF YOU.
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  • TODAY WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION, WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTRODUCING
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  • YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT, DR. JEFFRESS
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  • HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK CALLED
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  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
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  • THIS ENGAGING ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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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,
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM TO ENSURE
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  • THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MAPS CAN BE VERY USEFUL WHEN YOU'RE
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  • TRAVELING IN UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.
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  • I DISCOVERED THAT TRUTH THE HARD WAY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO.
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  • A PASTOR FRIEND OF MINE IN CANADA
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  • HAD ASKED ME TO COME TO HIS CHURCH TO SPEAK AT A BANQUET.
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  • AND SO, I GOT ON THE PLANE ONE
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  • FRIDAY MORNING HERE IN DALLAS,
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  • AND TRAVELED TO WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.
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  • AND GOT IN ABOUT FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON,
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  • RETRIEVED MY LUGGAGE, WENT OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF THE
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  • TERMINAL, AND WAITED FOR THE PASTOR TO PICK ME UP.
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  • I WAITED, AND I WAITED, AND I WAITED.
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  • NO PASTOR.
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  • SO I WENT BACK INTO THE TERMINAL TO CALL HIM,
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  • AND I RETRIEVED THE LETTER OF INVITATION FROM HIM.
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  • AND I NOTICED THAT THE ADDRESS
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  • IN THE RETURN PORTION OF THE LETTER
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  • DIDN'T MATCH WHERE I WAS.
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  • I HAD BEEN TO SPEAK FOR HIM BEFORE IN WINNIPEG,
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  • AND I JUST ASSUMED HE WAS STILL IN WINNIPEG.
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  • SO, REALIZING I HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM,
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  • I WENT TO THE AIRLINE TICKET COUNTER,
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  • AND I SAID, "LOOK AT THIS LETTER.
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  • "THIS LETTER SAYS I'M SUPPOSED TO BE
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  • "SOME PLACE CALLED VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
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  • "AND, OF COURSE, I'M HERE.
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  • "I WONDER, IS THERE A BUS I CAN CATCH?
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  • "I NEED TO BE THERE IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES."
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  • THEY LAUGHED, AND SAID, "BUS?
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  • "VANCOUVER IS 1500 MILES FROM HERE."
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  • OH, I THOUGHT, WHAT AM I GONNA DO?
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  • BUT THEY SAID, "THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY.
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  • "WE HAVE A PLANE RIGHT NOW THAT'S GETTING READY
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  • "TO LEAVE FOR VANCOUVER, AND GOING WEST YOU GAIN TWO HOURS.
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  • "AND IF YOU GET ON THAT PLANE RIGHT NOW,
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  • "YOU CAN MAKE IT THERE IN AN HOUR, VANCOUVER'S TIME."
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  • SO, THEY SAID, "WE'LL HOLD THE PLANE."
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  • I RAN AS QUICKLY AS I COULD DOWN TO THE GATE,
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  • WENT TO THE GATE, GAVE THE AGENT MY BOARDING PASS,
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  • WAS ABOUT TO GO DOWN THE JETWAY WHEN HE SAID,
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  • "WOULD YOU WAIT JUST A MOMENT?"
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  • I TURNED AROUND, AND HE GAVE ME A MAP OF CANADA.
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  • HE SAID, "READ THIS.
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  • "IT WILL HELP YOU THE NEXT TIME YOU COME TO OUR COUNTRY."
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW, TRAVELING TO THE WRONG LOCATION
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  • CAN BE EMBARRASSING, BUT THERE'S ONE TIME
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  • IN YOUR LIFE YOU DON'T WANNA ACCIDENTALLY
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  • END UP AT THE WRONG DESTINATION.
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  • AND THAT'S THE DAY OF YOUR DEATH.
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  • BUT TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ONE
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  • OF THE GREATEST SURPRISES ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • AND THAT IS WHO IS GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • WE'RE GONNA BE SURPRISED TO FIND
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  • THAT MANY OF THE PEOPLE WE THOUGHT
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  • WERE GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • AND MANY PEOPLE WE THOUGHT WOULD NEVER
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  • BE IN HEAVEN WILL END UP IN HEAVEN.
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  • PEOPLE SAY TO ME SOMETIMES WHEN I'M DEBATING THEM
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  • ON TV, THEY'LL SAY, "WELL NOW PASTOR,
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  • "ONLY GOD CAN DECLARE WHO'S GONNA BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • "ONLY GOD GETS TO MAKE THAT DECISION."
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  • AND I SAY, "THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE."
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  • ONLY GOD CAN DECIDE WHO IS GOING TO BE INTO HEAVEN.
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  • THE FACT IS HE'S ALREADY DECIDED THAT THOUGH.
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  • AND HE'S MADE HIS DECISION PUBLIC.
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  • 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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  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
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  • "NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT BY ME."
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  • WHEN I SAY, WE'RE GOING TO SURPRISED
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  • ABOUT WHO IS IN HEAVEN, WHAT I'M SAYING IS
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE SURPRISED ABOUT THOSE
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  • WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN CHRIST.
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  • YOU KNOW, IN HEBREWS 4:12, THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS
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  • ONLY GOD IS ABLE TO JUDGE THE THOUGHTS
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  • AND THE INTENTIONS OF A PERSON'S HEART.
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  • AND SO, I THINK WE'RE GONNA BE SURPRISED
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  • TO FIND THAT MANY PEOPLE WE THOUGHT
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  • WOULD HAVE NEVER TRUSTED IN CHRIST
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  • ACTUALLY DID ENDED UP TRUSTING IN CHRIST THEIR SAVIOR.
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  • BUT WE'RE ALSO GONNA BE SURPRISED
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  • THAT MANY PEOPLE WE THOUGHT HAD TRUSTED IN CHRIST
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  • IN FACT IN THEIR HEARTS HAD NEVER
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  • TRUSTED IN CHRIST FOR SALVATION.
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  • IN HEAVEN WE MAY BE SURPRISED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE
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  • WHO ARE OR AREN'T IN HEAVEN,
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  • BUT WE NEVER WANNA BE SURPRISED
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  • ABOUT OUR OWN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
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  • AND YET THE BIBLE INDICATES MANY PEOPLE WILL BE SURPRISED.
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  • IT WILL BE THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME
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  • WHEN THEY DISCOVER THAT ALTHOUGH THEY THOUGHT
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  • THEY WERE GONNA BE WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN
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  • GOD TURNS THEM AWAY.
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT THAT SURPRISE
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  • IN MATTHEW 7 VERSES 21-23.
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  • WE READ THOSE PASSAGES JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
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  • JESUS SAID, "NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME,
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  • "'LORD, LORD,' WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN,
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  • "BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.
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  • "FOR MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY,
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  • "'LORD, LORD, DID WE NOT PROPHESY IN YOUR NAME,
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  • "'AND IN YOUR NAME CAST OUR DEMONS,
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  • "'AND IN YOUR NAME PERFORM MANY MIRACLES?'
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  • "AND THEN I WILL DECLARE TO THEM,
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  • "'I NEVER KNEW YOU.
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  • "'DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'"
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  • WILL YOU UNDERLINE THAT WORD IN VERSE 22?
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  • MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY.
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  • WHAT DAY IS HE TALKIN' ABOUT?
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  • HE'S TALKIN' ABOUT THE JUDGMENT DAY.
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  • HE SAID, NOT JUST A FEW PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE SURPRISED.
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  • MANY WILL BE SURPRISED WHO THOUGHT
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  • GOD WILL WELCOME THEM INTO HEAVEN,
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  • BUT IN FACT GOD WILL TURN THEM AWAY FROM HEAVEN.
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  • WHY IS THAT?
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  • SIMPLE, THEY WERE ON THE WRONG ROAD ALL OF THE TIME.
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  • YOU SEE, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THERE ARE TWO ROADS IN LIFE
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  • THAT LEAD TO TWO VERY DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS.
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  • LOOK UP AT VERSES 13 AND 14.
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  • JESUS EXPLAINED THAT IN MATTHEW 7 VERSES 13 AND 14
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  • ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE TWO ROADS
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  • THAT LEAD TO TWO DESTINATIONS.
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  • "ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE.
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  • "FOR THE GATE IS WIDE AND THE WAY
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  • "IS BROAD THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION,
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  • "AND MANY ARE THOSE WHO ENTER BY IT.
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  • "FOR THE GATE IS SMALL AND THE WAY IS NARROW
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  • "THAT LEADS TO LIFE, AND FEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT."
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  • DO YOU HEAR WHAT JESUS IS SAYING?
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  • THERE ARE TWO ROADS IN LIFE.
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  • ONE ROAD IS A BROAD ROAD.
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  • IT'S A WIDE HIGHWAY.
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  • IT'S THE HIGHWAY THAT LEADS ULTIMATELY TO HELL.
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  • AND ON THIS BROAD ROAD THAT GOES TO HELL,
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  • THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE.
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  • MOST ARE ON THAT ROAD.
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  • BUT JESUS SAID THERE IS ANOTHER ROAD
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  • GOIN' IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION THAT IS VERY NARROW.
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  • IT'S THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO HEAVEN,
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  • AND VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE ON THAT ROAD.
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  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT ROAD?
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  • THE RIGHT HIGHWAY THAT LEADS TO HEAVEN,
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  • AND NOT ON THE HIGHWAY THAT LEADS TO HELL?
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  • LET'S GO BACK TO WINNIPEG, MANITOBA FOR A MOMENT.
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  • LET'S JUST SUPPOSE YOU LIVE IN OKLAHOMA,
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  • AND YOU DECIDE YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE A VACATION TO WINNIPEG.
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  • YOU'D LIKE TO ACTUALLY GO THERE
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  • ON PURPOSE INSTEAD OF BY ACCIDENT.
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  • AND SO, YOU SAY, YOU KNOW, I THINK
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  • IT WOULD BE NICE TO DRIVE THERE.
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  • WE'RE GONNA DRIVE TO WINNIPEG.
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  • AND SO, YOU GET ON THE HIGHWAY HEADED TOWARD WINNIPEG.
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  • BUT A LITTLE BIT AFTER YOU START OUT,
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  • YOU SEE SIGN THAT SAYS, DALLAS 100 MILES.
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  • AND YOU GO A LITTLE FURTHER, AND YOU SEE
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  • ANOTHER SIGN THAT SAYS, HOUSTON 300 MILES.
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  • THE FACT IS YOU'RE HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
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  • YOU SINCERELY BELIEVED YOU WERE HEADED NORTH,
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  • BUT IN SPITE OF YOUR SINCERITY, YOU WERE HEADED SOUTH.
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  • AND THAT'S THE SAME THING FOR THOSE OF US
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  • ABOUT OUR ETERNAL DESTINATION.
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  • THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE
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  • WHO SINCERELY BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING TO HEAVEN.
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  • BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SINCERE YOU ARE,
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  • YOU CAN BE SINCERELY WRONG.
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  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON THE
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  • HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN AND NOT THE HIGHWAY TO HELL?
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  • THE JOURNEY BEGINS NOT IN THE NEXT LIFE.
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  • THE JOURNEY TO HEAVEN OR HELL BEGINS IN THIS LIFE.
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  • IN THIS LIFE, YOU'RE ON ONE OF TWO ROADS, JESUS SAID.
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  • YOU'RE ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN OR THE HIGHWAY TO HELL.
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  • HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN?
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  • WELL, THERE ARE FOUR SIGNPOSTS, IF YOU WILL,
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  • THAT YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ARE
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  • ON THE RIGHT ROAD THAT WILL END UP IN HEAVEN.
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  • THESE SIGNPOSTS REPRESENT FOUR ESSENTIAL TRUTHS
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  • YOU MUST ACKNOWLEDGE NOT JUST IN YOUR HEAD BUT IN YOUR HEART
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  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO END UP IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
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  • WHAT ARE THESE SIGNPOSTS?
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  • SIGNPOST NUMBER ONE, WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE
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  • THAT WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEM.
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW, MOST PEOPLE REFUSE TO GO ANY FURTHER.
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  • WHEN THEY SEE THAT SIGN, THEY SAY,
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  • I'M NOT GOIN' ANY FURTHER.
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  • I DON'T LIKE BEING CALLED A SINNER.
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  • THAT IS INSULTING TO ME.
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  • AND SO, MANY PEOPLE WHEN THEY SEE THAT SIGN
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:44.100
  • SAYING, I'M TURNIN' AROUND.
  • 00:10:44.110 --> 00:10:46.000
  • I'M GETTIN' ON A DIFFERENT ROAD.
  • 00:10:46.010 --> 00:10:48.000
  • BUT THE FACT IS GOD SAYS WE ARE ALL SINNERS.
  • 00:10:48.010 --> 00:10:51.120
  • ROMANS 3 VERSES 10 TO 12 SAYS,
  • 00:10:51.130 --> 00:10:53.170
  • "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE.
  • 00:10:53.180 --> 00:10:57.130
  • "THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS.
  • 00:10:57.140 --> 00:10:59.140
  • "THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD.
  • 00:10:59.150 --> 00:11:01.200
  • "FOR ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE.
  • 00:11:01.210 --> 00:11:03.190
  • "TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS.
  • 00:11:03.200 --> 00:11:05.180
  • "THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD.
  • 00:11:05.190 --> 00:11:07.170
  • "THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."
  • 00:11:07.180 --> 00:11:11.080
  • AND THEN, THE CLIMAX IS VERSE 23.
  • 00:11:11.090 --> 00:11:13.230
  • "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:19.280
  • HOW MANY GOOD PEOPLE ARE THERE IN THE WORLD?
  • 00:11:19.290 --> 00:11:22.100
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE RIGHTEOUS?
  • 00:11:22.110 --> 00:11:23.280
  • THAT WORD RIGHTEOUS MEANS IN A RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD.
  • 00:11:23.290 --> 00:11:27.120
  • WHOM DOES GOD LOOK AT AND SAY,
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:28.260
  • THAT'S A REALLY GOOD GUY OR GIRL?
  • 00:11:28.270 --> 00:11:31.160
  • ZERO, NONE,
  • 00:11:31.170 --> 00:11:33.240
  • NADA, ZILCH.
  • 00:11:33.250 --> 00:11:35.180
  • THERE IS NO ONE RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:11:35.190 --> 00:11:38.080
  • ACCORDING TO GOD'S PERFECT STANDARD.
  • 00:11:38.090 --> 00:11:41.100
  • SOME HAVE SINNED MORE THAN OTHERS,
  • 00:11:41.110 --> 00:11:43.040
  • BUT WE HAVE ALL SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT
  • 00:11:43.050 --> 00:11:45.110
  • OF GOD'S PLAN FOR OUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:45.120 --> 00:11:47.160
  • AND THAT LEADS TO SIGNPOST NUMBER TWO,
  • 00:11:47.170 --> 00:11:50.050
  • THAT WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE ON OUR WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:50.060 --> 00:11:52.170
  • AND THAT IS GOD IS SINLESS.
  • 00:11:52.180 --> 00:11:55.230
  • EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEM, GOD IS SINLESS.
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:59.100
  • THE WORD IN THE BIBLE FOR THAT IS HOLY.
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:02.240
  • NO LESS THAN SIX TIMES IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:12:02.250 --> 00:12:05.060
  • GOD SAYS, "BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."
  • 00:12:05.070 --> 00:12:11.190
  • THAT WORD HOLY LITERALLY MEANS DIFFERENT, SEPARATE, ABOVE.
  • 00:12:11.200 --> 00:12:16.260
  • GOD IS DIFFERENT THAN WE ARE.
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:19.150
  • WE ARE SINFUL.
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:20.270
  • GOD IS SINLESS.
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:23.070
  • THE FACT THAT WE DO TOLERATE SIN IN OUR OWN LIVES
  • 00:12:23.080 --> 00:12:25.200
  • AND THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE MEANS WE ARE SINFUL.
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:28.190
  • BUT GOD IS NOT LIKE WE ARE.
  • 00:12:28.200 --> 00:12:30.040
  • IN HABAKKUK 1:13, GOD SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF,
  • 00:12:30.050 --> 00:12:33.080
  • "FOR YOUR EYES ARE TOO PURE TO APPROVE EVIL,
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:36.120
  • "AND YOU CANNOT LOOK ON WICKEDNESS WITH FAVOR."
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:42.130
  • GOD HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE LEVEL FOR SIN
  • 00:12:42.140 --> 00:12:46.040
  • BECAUSE HE IS HOLY, SINLESS.
  • 00:12:46.050 --> 00:12:48.240
  • NOW, WHEN YOU COUPLE THAT TRUTH WITH THE FIRST SIGNPOST,
  • 00:12:48.250 --> 00:12:53.030
  • WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEM, AND GOD IS SINLESS,
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:56.130
  • YOU CAN GET PRETTY DISCOURAGED PRETTY EASILY.
  • 00:12:56.140 --> 00:12:59.180
  • ON OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:12:59.190 --> 00:13:01.120
  • NONE OF US HAS ENOUGH SPIRITUAL GAS
  • 00:13:01.130 --> 00:13:04.230
  • OR GOODNESS TO GET INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:07.070
  • NOW, SOME PEOPLE HAVE A QUARTER OF A TANK.
  • 00:13:07.080 --> 00:13:10.050
  • SOME PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE A HALF A TANK.
  • 00:13:10.060 --> 00:13:12.140
  • SOME PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE 7/8'S OF A TANK
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:15.000
  • FULL OF GOODNESS IN THEIR OWN LIFE,
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.230
  • BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:19.100
  • ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:13:19.110 --> 00:13:22.130
  • WELL, THAT LEADS TO A THIRD SIGNPOST ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:22.140 --> 00:13:25.160
  • AND THAT IS OUR NEED FOR A SAVIOR.
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:28.030
  • JESUS IS THE SOLUTION TO OUR SIN PROBLEM.
  • 00:13:28.040 --> 00:13:33.000
  • WE ARE SINFUL.
  • 00:13:33.180 --> 00:13:35.170
  • HE IS SINLESS, BUT HE HAS EXACTLY
  • 00:13:35.180 --> 00:13:38.240
  • WHAT WE NEED TO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:41.060
  • WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:13:41.070 --> 00:13:42.240
  • AND STAY WITH ME ON THIS,
  • 00:13:42.250 --> 00:13:44.010
  • WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:13:44.020 --> 00:13:46.120
  • TWO AMAZING TRANSACTIONS TOOK PLACE.
  • 00:13:46.130 --> 00:13:49.260
  • FIRST OF ALL, JESUS TOOK THE PUNISHMENT
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:53.030
  • I DESERVE FOR MY SINS.
  • 00:13:53.040 --> 00:13:55.230
  • YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS GOD IS SO HOLY
  • 00:13:55.240 --> 00:13:57.210
  • HE CANNOT OVERLOOK EVIL.
  • 00:13:57.220 --> 00:13:59.200
  • IN FACT, IN NAHUM CHAPTER ONE VERSE THREE,
  • 00:13:59.210 --> 00:14:02.120
  • IT SAYS, "THE LORD WILL BY NO MEANS
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:05.140
  • "LEAVE THE GUILTY UNPUNISHED."
  • 00:14:05.150 --> 00:14:08.140
  • GOD DEMANDS THAT SIN BE PUNISHED.
  • 00:14:08.150 --> 00:14:11.200
  • SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR YOUR SIN AND MY SIN.
  • 00:14:11.210 --> 00:14:15.140
  • AND WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS
  • 00:14:15.150 --> 00:14:17.270
  • IN SOME INEXPLICABLE WAY HE TOOK
  • 00:14:17.280 --> 00:14:20.190
  • ALL OF THE PUNISHMENT FROM GOD THAT YOU AND I DESERVE.
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:23.260
  • BUT NOT ONLY THAT, NOT ONLY DID JESUS
  • 00:14:23.270 --> 00:14:26.200
  • TAKE THE PUNISHMENT WE DESERVE,
  • 00:14:26.210 --> 00:14:28.150
  • BUT HE GAVE US HIS GOODNESS THAT WE DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:14:28.160 --> 00:14:32.140
  • HE CREDITED US WITH HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:14:32.150 --> 00:14:35.270
  • AND THAT'S WHY 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 SAYS,
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:38.250
  • "GOD MADE HIM," THAT IS JESUS,
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:41.070
  • "WHO KNEW NO SIN TO BE SIN ON OUR BEHALF
  • 00:14:41.080 --> 00:14:44.040
  • "THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM."
  • 00:14:44.050 --> 00:14:47.280
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT BECAUSE JESUS WAS THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:50.250
  • HE IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO'S EVER BEEN BORN
  • 00:14:50.260 --> 00:14:53.170
  • WHO COULD ACCOMPLISH THOSE TWO THINGS?
  • 00:14:53.180 --> 00:14:56.020
  • ONLY HE COULD TAKE THE PUNISHMENT
  • 00:14:56.030 --> 00:14:58.000
  • FOR OUR SIN BECAUSE HE WAS SINLESS.
  • 00:14:58.010 --> 00:15:00.070
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE TO SUFFER FOR HIS OWN SIN.
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:01.260
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY SIN.
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:02.270
  • HE WAS THE ONLY ONE QUALIFIED
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:05.040
  • TO BEAR THE PUNISHMENT WE DESERVE.
  • 00:15:05.050 --> 00:15:06.290
  • AND HE IS THE ONLY PERSON IN HISTORY,
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:10.010
  • AS THE SON OF GOD, WHO HAD ENOUGH
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:11.280
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS TO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:11.290 --> 00:15:13.290
  • AND THAT'S WHY JESUS IS DIFFERENT
  • 00:15:14.000 --> 00:15:16.030
  • THAN ANY OTHER RELIGIOUS LEADER IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:19.170
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST OF THE WORLD RELIGIONS,
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:22.020
  • HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, ISLAM,
  • 00:15:22.030 --> 00:15:25.080
  • THEY ALL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT JESUS WAS A GOOD MAN,
  • 00:15:25.090 --> 00:15:28.150
  • THAT HE WAS A GREAT PROPHET,
  • 00:15:28.160 --> 00:15:30.090
  • BUT THEY STOP SHORT, ALL OF THEM,
  • 00:15:30.100 --> 00:15:32.070
  • IN SAYING THAT HE WAS THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:15:32.080 --> 00:15:36.000
  • JESUS CAN NEVER SOLVE YOUR SIN PROBLEM
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:38.270
  • UNTIL YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE IS THE
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:41.050
  • ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, WHO IS CAPABLE
  • 00:15:41.060 --> 00:15:44.280
  • OF BEING YOUR SIN SUBSTITUTE,
  • 00:15:44.290 --> 00:15:46.250
  • OF TAKING THE PUNISHMENT YOU DESERVE
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:48.250
  • AND GIVING YOU AND ME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WE DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:15:48.260 --> 00:15:52.210
  • ROMANS 5:1, PAUL SAYS, "THEREFORE,
  • 00:15:52.220 --> 00:15:54.270
  • "HAVING BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH,
  • 00:15:54.280 --> 00:15:57.150
  • "WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:15:57.160 --> 00:16:03.210
  • THAT WORD JUSTIFIED IS A LEGAL WORD.
  • 00:16:03.220 --> 00:16:05.180
  • IT MEANS FOR A JUDGE TO DECLARE NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:10.060
  • THAT MEANS THE MOMENT YOU TRUST IN JESUS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:14.030
  • IN THAT GREAT COURTROOM OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:16:14.040 --> 00:16:16.020
  • GOD SLAMS DOWN THE GAVEL AND SAYS NOT GUILTY, NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:21.280
  • YOU ARE FORGIVEN OF YOUR SINS.
  • 00:16:21.290 --> 00:16:25.030
  • NOW, THIS ISN'T A BLANKET PARDON,
  • 00:16:25.040 --> 00:16:27.100
  • A BLANKET FORGIVENESS GIVEN TO EVERYONE.
  • 00:16:27.110 --> 00:16:30.100
  • IT IS SOMETHING THAT MUST BE RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:16:30.110 --> 00:16:34.250
  • THEREFORE, ROMANS 5:1 SAYS,
  • 00:16:34.260 --> 00:16:36.150
  • "HAVING BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH."
  • 00:16:36.160 --> 00:16:40.140
  • FAITH IS THE CONDUIT THROUGH WHICH GOD
  • 00:16:40.150 --> 00:16:42.290
  • POURS HIS FORGIVENESS, HIS GOODNESS, INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:46.290
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE FINAL SIGNPOST
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:49.000
  • WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE ON OUR WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:51.160
  • AND THAT IS WE MUST CHOOSE TO ACCEPT
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:54.160
  • CHRIST'S OFFER OF FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:57.280
  • YOU KNOW, IT'S SO INTERESTING.
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:17:01.180
  • IF YOU HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:01.190 --> 00:17:04.030
  • YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE A SIN PROBLEM,
  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:06.270
  • AND THAT GOD IS SINLESS, AND THAT JESUS
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:09.190
  • CAN SOLVE THAT SIN PROBLEM BY TAKING THE
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:11.250
  • PUNISHMENT YOU DESERVE AND GIVING YOU
  • 00:17:11.260 --> 00:17:13.130
  • THE RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:17:13.140 --> 00:17:15.030
  • IF YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THOSE TRUTHS,
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:17.260
  • YOU ARE CLOSER TO HEAVEN THAN 99% OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:17:17.270 --> 00:17:21.260
  • MOST PEOPLE TURN AWAY AT THE
  • 00:17:21.270 --> 00:17:23.200
  • FIRST IDEA THAT THEY'RE A SINNER.
  • 00:17:23.210 --> 00:17:25.120
  • OTHERS TURN AWAY OUT OF DISCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:17:25.130 --> 00:17:27.220
  • WHEN THEY THINK GOD IS TOO HOLY
  • 00:17:27.230 --> 00:17:29.110
  • FOR THEM TO EVER HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH.
  • 00:17:29.120 --> 00:17:31.010
  • OTHER PEOPLE, THEY STUMBLE OVER THE IDEA
  • 00:17:31.020 --> 00:17:33.080
  • THAT ONLY JESUS CAN OFFER SALVATION.
  • 00:17:33.090 --> 00:17:36.020
  • IF YOU'VE MADE IT THIS FAR, YOU'VE
  • 00:17:36.030 --> 00:17:37.280
  • MADE IT FURTHER THAN MOST PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:39.130
  • AND YET, YOU'RE NOT THERE YET.
  • 00:17:39.140 --> 00:17:41.240
  • YOU'RE ALMOST THERE, BUT YOU'RE NOT THERE.
  • 00:17:41.250 --> 00:17:44.130
  • THERE IS A FINAL STEP YOU HAVE TO TAKE
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:47.030
  • ON THAT HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, AND THAT IS
  • 00:17:47.040 --> 00:17:49.140
  • TO INDIVIDUALLY CHOSE TO TRUST IN CHRIST FOR SALVATION.
  • 00:17:49.150 --> 00:17:53.190
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT GOD IS HOLY, AND YOU ARE UNHOLY.
  • 00:17:53.200 --> 00:17:57.040
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:17:58.260
  • AND PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:18:00.210
  • BUT THERE HAS TO BE A TIME WHEN GOD TRANSFERS
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:04.070
  • THE GOODNESS, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS, OF HIS SON INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:04.080 --> 00:18:07.230
  • SO THAT WHEN GOD LOOKS AT YOU, HE NO LONGER SEES YOUR SIN.
  • 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:11.100
  • HE SEES THE GOODNESS, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:14.010
  • OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:14.020 --> 00:18:16.050
  • JOHN SAID IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:18:16.060 --> 00:18:17.260
  • "BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED JESUS,
  • 00:18:17.270 --> 00:18:21.240
  • "TO THEM HE GAVE THE RIGHT TO BECOME THE CHILDREN OF GOD
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:26.100
  • "EVEN TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIS NAME."
  • 00:18:26.110 --> 00:18:30.220
  • YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE VARIOUS AMOUNTS
  • 00:18:30.230 --> 00:18:32.170
  • OF GOODNESS IN OUR SPIRITUAL GAS TANK.
  • 00:18:32.180 --> 00:18:35.120
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE A QUARTER OF A TANK.
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:37.280
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE HALF A TANK.
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:40.010
  • SOME HAVE 7/8'S OF A TANK, BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:18:40.020 --> 00:18:43.130
  • SOME ARE BONE DRY.
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:45.200
  • IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER.
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:47.020
  • NONE OF US HAS ENOUGH.
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:49.140
  • BUT GOD OFFERS HIS FORGIVENESS
  • 00:18:49.150 --> 00:18:52.020
  • TO ANYONE AND TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS.
  • 00:18:52.030 --> 00:18:56.220
  • RANDY ALCORN ILLUSTRATES THE WONDERFUL
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:59.270
  • POWER OF GOD TO FORGIVE
  • 00:18:59.280 --> 00:19:01.290
  • WITH THIS STORY FROM HIS OWN LIFE.
  • 00:19:02.000 --> 00:19:04.080
  • HE WRITES, "WESTLEY ALLAN DODD
  • 00:19:04.090 --> 00:19:07.240
  • "TORTURED, MOLESTED, AND MURDERED THREE BOYS
  • 00:19:07.250 --> 00:19:11.040
  • "IN VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, 15 MILES FROM OUR HOME.
  • 00:19:11.050 --> 00:19:15.120
  • "DODD WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HANGED,
  • 00:19:15.130 --> 00:19:17.140
  • "THE FIRST U.S. HANGING IN THREE DECADES
  • 00:19:17.150 --> 00:19:20.090
  • "SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT ON JANUARY 4TH, 1993.
  • 00:19:20.100 --> 00:19:26.140
  • "AT DINNER THAT EVENING, BOTH OF OUR DAUGHTERS,
  • 00:19:26.150 --> 00:19:27.270
  • "THEN 11 AND 13, PRAYED EARNESTLY THAT DODD WOULD REPENT
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:32.160
  • "AND PLACE HIS FAITH IN CHRIST BEFORE HE DIED.
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:35.250
  • "I AGREED WITH THEIR PRAYER,
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:38.010
  • "BUT ONLY BECAUSE I KNEW I SHOULD.
  • 00:19:38.020 --> 00:19:40.220
  • "I STAYED UP AND WATCHED.
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:42.240
  • "REPORTERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
  • 00:19:42.250 --> 00:19:44.160
  • "CROWDED AROUND THE PRISON.
  • 00:19:44.170 --> 00:19:46.170
  • "12 MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WERE
  • 00:19:46.180 --> 00:19:48.150
  • "FIRSTHAND WITNESSES TO THE EXECUTION.
  • 00:19:48.160 --> 00:19:51.270
  • "WHEN THEY EMERGED 30 MINUTES AFTER DODD DIED,
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:55.210
  • "THEY RECOUNTED THE EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:19:55.220 --> 00:19:58.200
  • "ONE OF THEM READ DODD'S LAST WORDS.
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:20:02.150
  • "'I HAD THOUGHT THERE WAS NO HOPE AND NO PEACE.
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:05.090
  • "'I WAS WRONG.
  • 00:20:05.100 --> 00:20:06.290
  • "'I FOUND HOPE AND PEACE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.'
  • 00:20:07.000 --> 00:20:12.000
  • "GASPS AND GROANS ERUPTED FROM THE CROWD.
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:15.210
  • "THEIR ANGER WAS PALPABLE.
  • 00:20:15.220 --> 00:20:18.000
  • "HOW DARE SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE ANYTHING
  • 00:20:18.010 --> 00:20:20.160
  • "SO TERRIBLE TO SAY HE HAS FOUND HOPE AND PEACE IN JESUS?
  • 00:20:20.170 --> 00:20:24.180
  • "DOES HE REALLY THINK GOD WILL LET HIM
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:26.160
  • "INTO HEAVEN AFTER WHAT HE'S DONE?
  • 00:20:26.170 --> 00:20:28.260
  • "SHUT UP AND GO TO HELL, CHILD KILLER.
  • 00:20:28.270 --> 00:20:31.060
  • "YOU WON'T GET OFF THAT EASY.
  • 00:20:31.070 --> 00:20:32.200
  • "THE IDEA OF GOD'S OFFERING GRACE
  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:36.050
  • "TO DODD WAS UTTERLY OFFENSIVE.
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:40.110
  • "AND YET, DIDN'T JESUS DIE FOR DODD'S SINS
  • 00:20:40.120 --> 00:20:44.250
  • "JUST AS HE DID FOR MINE?
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:47.120
  • "NO SIN IS BIGGER THAN THE SAVIOR.
  • 00:20:47.130 --> 00:20:51.170
  • "GRACE IS LITERALLY NOT OF THIS WORLD.
  • 00:20:51.180 --> 00:20:55.010
  • "I STRUGGLED WITH THE IDEA OF GOD SAVING DODD
  • 00:20:55.020 --> 00:20:59.010
  • "ONLY BECAUSE I THOUGHT TOO MUCH
  • 00:20:59.020 --> 00:21:00.270
  • "OF MYSELF AND TOO LITTLE OF MY LORD."
  • 00:21:00.280 --> 00:21:06.140
  • LISTEN TO ME THIS MORNING.
  • 00:21:06.150 --> 00:21:09.170
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
  • 00:21:09.180 --> 00:21:12.010
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE GOODNESS
  • 00:21:12.020 --> 00:21:14.280
  • YOU HAVE IN YOUR SPIRITUAL GAS TANK.
  • 00:21:14.290 --> 00:21:17.250
  • GOD IS ABLE AND WILLING TO FORGIVE YOU
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  • AND TO WELCOME YOU INTO HEAVEN IF YOU'RE WILLING TO ASK.
  • 00:21:23.170 --> 00:21:27.060
  • AS PAUL SAID IN ROMANS 10:13, "FOR WHOEVER
  • 00:21:27.070 --> 00:21:31.070
  • "CALLS UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED."
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:36.050
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:36.060 --> 00:21:42.100
  • IT'S NO MISTAKE THAT YOU'RE HEARING THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:21:42.110 --> 00:21:45.060
  • ON A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN TODAY.
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:48.040
  • AND MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU'LL SAY YES TO GOD'S CALL.
  • 00:21:48.050 --> 00:21:52.170
  • WHOEVER WANTS TO BE A PART OF GOD'S FOREVER FAMILY
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:55.240
  • CAN DO SO BY REPENTING OF THEIR SINS,
  • 00:21:55.250 --> 00:21:59.160
  • ASKING GOD FOR HIS FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:21:59.170 --> 00:22:01.280
  • AND TRUSTING IN CHRIST TO BE THEIR SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:01.290 --> 00:22:06.200
  • AS A COMPLIMENT TO WHAT YOU'VE HEARD TODAY,
  • 00:22:06.210 --> 00:22:09.100
  • I'VE PREPARED A REFERENCE TOOL
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:10.290
  • THAT WILL HELP YOU DECIPHER THE EXCLUSIVE
  • 00:22:11.000 --> 00:22:13.230
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:22:13.240 --> 00:22:16.010
  • AND SEVEN OTHER WALKS OF FAITH.
  • 00:22:16.020 --> 00:22:19.010
  • I WANNA SEND YOU A HELPFUL BROCHURE
  • 00:22:19.020 --> 00:22:20.280
  • CALLED WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:25.040
  • AND A COPY OF THIS RESOURCE IS MY GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:28.100
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:28.110 --> 00:22:32.190
  • GO TO PTV.ORG.
  • 00:22:32.200 --> 00:22:35.080
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:22:35.090 --> 00:22:37.040
  • I'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:22:37.050 --> 00:22:39.130
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:39.140 --> 00:22:42.200
  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, MY HEART
  • 00:22:42.210 --> 00:22:45.020
  • IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:22:45.030 --> 00:22:48.050
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN NEED JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:22:48.060 --> 00:22:51.030
  • AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD,
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.260
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU
  • 00:22:52.270 --> 00:22:54.220
  • MY BRAND NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN,
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:57.060
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:22:57.070 --> 00:23:00.080
  • [ANNOUNCER] THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:02.050
  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:04.090
  • YOUNG CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND
  • 00:23:04.100 --> 00:23:06.070
  • WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:09.190
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER
  • 00:23:09.200 --> 00:23:12.070
  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD
  • 00:23:12.080 --> 00:23:14.210
  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:14.220 --> 00:23:17.250
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:20.290
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
  • 00:23:21.000 --> 00:23:23.020
  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:23.030 --> 00:23:25.140
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:25.150 --> 00:23:28.110
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS' ORIGINAL
  • 00:23:28.120 --> 00:23:30.230
  • FULL-LENGTH BOOK A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
  • 00:23:30.240 --> 00:23:33.090
  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:35.090
  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:38.230
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR THE
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:41.090
  • REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING, FOR THAT TRIP
  • 00:23:41.100 --> 00:23:43.190
  • TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN, NOT PREPARING
  • 00:23:43.200 --> 00:23:46.190
  • ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:23:46.200 --> 00:23:52.100
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:23:52.110 --> 00:23:55.030
  • [ANNOUNCER] WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:23:55.040 --> 00:23:57.180
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
  • 00:23:57.190 --> 00:23:59.140
  • ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 00:23:59.150 --> 00:24:03.090
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:05.020
  • SO, PLEASE, CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:05.030 --> 00:24:07.120
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:07.130 --> 00:24:10.090
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:10.100 --> 00:24:13.280
  • IN TODAY'S CULTURE, THE EXCLUSIVITY OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:14.140 --> 00:24:18.030
  • IS VIEWED AS BEING NARROW-MINDED AND DOGMATIC.
  • 00:24:18.040 --> 00:24:22.000
  • MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT HEAVEN OUGHT TO BE OPENED
  • 00:24:22.010 --> 00:24:24.030
  • TO EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF THEIR BELIEFS.
  • 00:24:24.040 --> 00:24:27.210
  • BUT THE BIBLE MAKES IT CRYSTAL CLEAR.
  • 00:24:27.220 --> 00:24:30.040
  • ONLY THOSE WHO TRUST IN JESUS FOR SALVATION
  • 00:24:30.050 --> 00:24:33.170
  • WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:33.180 --> 00:24:35.280
  • AND THE BIBLE DESCRIBES HEAVEN AS A WONDERFUL PLACE
  • 00:24:35.290 --> 00:24:39.180
  • WITH NO MORE DEATH, NO MORE PAIN, AND NO MORE TEARS.
  • 00:24:39.190 --> 00:24:45.230
  • BUT HOW CAN WE TRULY BE HAPPY IN HEAVEN
  • 00:24:45.240 --> 00:24:47.170
  • WHEN THERE'S STILL SO MUCH SUFFERING HERE ON EARTH?
  • 00:24:47.180 --> 00:24:51.030
  • DO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING ON EARTH?
  • 00:24:51.040 --> 00:24:54.230
  • WELL, STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT MESSAGE
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:58.070
  • IN WHICH WE TACKLE THAT VERY QUESTION.
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:25:01.100
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A
  • 00:25:01.110 --> 00:25:02.240
  • GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:05.140
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.140
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK
  • 00:25:07.150 --> 00:25:09.270
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:25:09.280 --> 00:25:12.000
  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE ABOUT WHAT SEVEN
  • 00:25:12.010 --> 00:25:14.010
  • WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:25:14.020 --> 00:25:17.030
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:17.040 --> 00:25:20.060
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:23.000
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
  • 00:25:23.010 --> 00:25:25.120
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:25.130 --> 00:25:28.190
  • THAT ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'
  • 00:25:28.200 --> 00:25:31.180
  • ORIGINAL BEST-SELLING BOOK A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:31.190 --> 00:25:34.120
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:25:34.130 --> 00:25:36.050
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:25:36.060 --> 00:25:37.280
  • SO, THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:25:37.290 --> 00:25:39.130
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:25:39.140 --> 00:25:41.150
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:41.160 --> 00:25:44.090
  • IF, IN FACT, WE ARE AWARE OF THE SUFFERING
  • 00:25:44.100 --> 00:25:49.010
  • OF THE UNSAVED IN HELL, HOW COULD WE EVER ENJOY HEAVEN?
  • 00:25:49.020 --> 00:25:52.220
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:25:52.230 --> 00:25:55.060
  • WELL, THAT'S PUT A FINER POINT ON IT.
  • 00:25:55.070 --> 00:25:58.010
  • HOW COULD YOU EVER ENJOY HEAVEN
  • 00:25:58.020 --> 00:26:00.060
  • IF YOUR MATE OR ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:26:00.070 --> 00:26:03.260
  • WAS IN HELL, AND YOU KNEW IT,
  • 00:26:05.090 --> 00:26:06.270
  • AND YOU KNEW THEY WERE TORMENTED,
  • 00:26:06.280 --> 00:26:08.160
  • AND IT WOULD NEVER, NEVER, NEVER END.
  • 00:26:08.170 --> 00:26:12.000
  • HOW COULD THAT BE HEAVEN FOR ANYONE?
  • 00:26:13.060 --> 00:26:16.250
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:16.260 --> 00:26:18.270
  • FOR THE MESSAGE DO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:26:18.280 --> 00:26:20.270
  • KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING ON EARTH?
  • 00:26:20.280 --> 00:26:22.140
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:22.150 --> 00:26:24.240
  • MUSIC
  • 00:26:24.250 --> 00:26:30.150
  • -(TRAFFIC HONKING) -(PEOPLE CHATTERING)
  • 00:26:30.160 --> 00:26:35.060
  • (NOISE INCREASING)
  • 00:26:35.070 --> 00:26:38.050
  • [ANNOUNCER] WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
  • 00:26:39.100 --> 00:26:40.140
  • YOU ESCAPED THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE
  • 00:26:40.150 --> 00:26:42.220
  • AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT IN THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION?
  • 00:26:42.230 --> 00:26:46.100
  • LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND, AND JOIN US
  • 00:26:46.110 --> 00:26:48.120
  • FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY CRUISE TO ALASKA
  • 00:26:48.130 --> 00:26:50.290
  • JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020.
  • 00:26:51.000 --> 00:26:53.060
  • IMAGINE A WEEK OF RELAXATION AND INSPIRATION
  • 00:26:53.070 --> 00:26:57.040
  • IN ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC PLACES ON EARTH.
  • 00:26:57.050 --> 00:27:00.120
  • IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS TIME OF SIGHTSEEING AND SPIRITUAL
  • 00:27:00.130 --> 00:27:03.170
  • REFRESHMENT WITH YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY FAMILY.
  • 00:27:03.180 --> 00:27:06.260
  • I'LL BE TEACHING FROM GOD'S WORD ALONG THE WAY,
  • 00:27:06.270 --> 00:27:09.160
  • AND WE'RE BRINGING ALONG VOCALIST MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
  • 00:27:09.170 --> 00:27:12.180
  • COMEDIAN DENNIS SWANBERG, AND LEGENDS
  • 00:27:12.190 --> 00:27:15.050
  • OF GOSPEL MUSIC THE HOPPERS.
  • 00:27:15.060 --> 00:27:17.230
  • [ANNOUNCER] CABINS ARE GOING QUICKLY
  • 00:27:17.240 --> 00:27:19.070
  • SO DON'T WAIT TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 00:27:19.080 --> 00:27:21.270
  • RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:27:21.280 --> 00:27:24.040
  • CRUISE TO ALASKA JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020
  • 00:27:24.050 --> 00:27:27.140
  • BY GOING TO PTV.ORG.
  • 00:27:27.150 --> 00:27:30.000