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September 17, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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Will We Know One Another In Heaven?

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  • MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • SOME OF LIFE'S GREATEST JOYS ARE THE RELATIONSHIPS
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  • WE CULTIVATE THROUGHOUT OUR LIFETIME.
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  • WHETHER IT'S WITH A SIBLING, A SPOUSE,
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  • A PARENT OR A FRIEND, THE PEOPLE AROUND US
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  • GIVE US A SENSE OF WHOLENESS AND WELL BEING
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  • WHICH IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS WONDER
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  • IF WE'LL STILL KNOW ONE ANOTHER WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN
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  • OR IF THOSE MEMORIES WILL HAVE BEEN ERASED
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  • FROM OUR MINDS.
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  • WELL, STAY WITH US BECAUSE WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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  • TO JESUS CHRIST AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DR. JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • CALLED A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
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  • THIS ENGAGING, ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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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 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
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • GROWING OLD IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
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  • WITH AGE COME ACHES, AILMENTS,
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  • AND SOMETIMES A FEW EXTRA POUNDS.
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  • THE LATE HUMORIST ERMA BOMBECK ONCE WROTE,
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  • "I'M NOT TELLING YOU WHAT I WEIGH
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  • "BUT WHEN I MEASURE MY GIRTH AND THEN STEP
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  • "ON THE SCALES, I OUGHT TO BE A 90 FOOT REDWOOD."
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  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, MOST PEOPLE DON'T AGE GRACEFULLY.
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  • ALONG WITH A FEW EXTRA POUNDS
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  • COME HEARING LOSS, FADING EYE SIGHT,
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  • ACHES, CREAKING JOINTS.
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  • YOU KNOW, PART OF GROWING OLDER ALSO
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  • MEANS NOT ALWAYS RECOGNIZING PEOPLE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE
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  • OF GOING TO A HIGH SCHOOL OR A COLLEGE REUNION?
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  • YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE, YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THEM.
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  • IF IT WASN'T FOR THEIR NAME TAG,
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  • YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
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  • EVEN WORSE, THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE YOU.
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  • AND PERHAPS WORSE OF ALL, HAVE YOU EVER
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  • STOOD IN THE MIRROR AND LOOKED AT YOURSELF
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  • AND WONDERED WHO IS THAT PERSON?
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  • WHICH ALL BRINGS UP AN INTERESTING QUESTION
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  • AND THAT IS, WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN,
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  • WHAT WILL OUR BODIES BE LIKE?
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER?
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  • WILL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW US?
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  • WELL THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • IN OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING 10 OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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  • IN HEAVEN AND TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?
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  • NOW, TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, WE FIRST OF ALL
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  • NEED TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ABOUT JESUS' PROMISE
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  • OF A RESURRECTION BODY.
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  • IN HEAVEN, THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR.
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  • WE'RE NOT JUST GONNA BE SOME SPIRIT
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  • FLOATING AROUND, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PHYSICAL BODY.
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  • NOW THAT SHOULDN'T BE A SURPRISE
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT GOD'S ORIGINAL PLAN FOR US.
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  • GOD'S ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR US WAS BOTH A SPIRIT
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  • AND A BODY.
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  • LOOK AT GENESIS 2:7 ABOUT GOD'S ORIGINAL CREATION.
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  • "THEN THE LORD GOD FORMED MAN FROM THE DUST
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  • "FROM THE GROUND AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH
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  • "OF LIFE AND MAN BECAME A LIVING BEING."
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  • GOD CREATED US ORIGINALLY BODY AND SPIRIT
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  • AND THAT'S WHY IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE
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  • THAT IN ETERNITY, WE WILL ALWAYS EXIST
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  • IN A BODY AS WELL AS SPIRIT.
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  • GOD'S FUTURE PLAN FOR US INCLUDES A
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  • PHYSICAL RESURRECTION. WHENEVER WE LOOK AT THE BIBLE,
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  • WE FIND THAT THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO RESURRECTIONS
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  • THAT WILL OCCUR.
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  • DID YOU KNOW IT'S NOT ONLY CHRISTIANS WHO WILL
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  • RECEIVE A NEW BODY?
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  • UNBELIEVERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A NEW BODY FOR ETERNITY.
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  • A BELIEVER'S BODY IS NECESSARY
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  • SO THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCE GOD'S UNENDING BLESSING.
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  • UNBELIEVERS MUST RECEIVE A BODY
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  • SO THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCE GOD'S EVERLASTING JUDGMENT
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  • BUT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE A RESURRECTED BODY.
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  • THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT TWO RESURRECTIONS.
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  • THE RESURRECTION FOR BELIEVERS, FOR CHRISTIANS,
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  • IS CALLED THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
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  • IN REVELATION 20, VERSE SIX, JOHN
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  • SAYS "BLESSED AND HOLY IS THE ONE WHO HAS PART
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  • "IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
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  • "OVER THESE, THE SECOND DEATH HAS NO POWER
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  • "BUT THEY WILL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST
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  • "AND WILL REIGN WITH HIM FOR 1000 YEARS."
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  • WHAT IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION?
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  • THE FIRST RESURRECTION, NOW GET THIS,
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  • DOESN'T REFER TO A POINT IN TIME.
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  • INSTEAD, THE FIRST RESURRECTION REFERS
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  • TO THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, BELIEVERS,
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODY TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S BLESSING.
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  • NOT EVERY BELIEVER WILL RECEIVE HIS NEW BODY
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  • AT THE SAME POINT IN HISTORY.
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  • PAUL MAKES THAT CLEAR IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22 AND 23.
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  • "FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, SO ALSO IN CHRIST,
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  • "ALL WILL BE MADE ALIVE BUT EACH IN HIS OWN ORDER."
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  • SOME PEOPLE, SOME OF US, WILL RECEIVE OUR RESURRECTION BODY
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  • AT THE RAPTURE, AT THE RAPTURE, REMEMBER,
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  • THE LORD HIMSELF WILL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN
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  • AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST, THAT IS THOSE BELIEVERS
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  • WHO'VE ALREADY DIED SINCE THE TIME OF PENTECOST,
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  • THEY WILL BE RAISED AND THEN WE WHO ARE ALIVE
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  • AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER
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  • TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR.
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  • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:52 AND 53 SAY AT THAT TIME,
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  • WE WILL BE CHANGED AND RECEIVE OUR NEW BODIES
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  • BUT THEN THERE WILL BE OTHER PEOPLE
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE THEIR NEW BODIES
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  • AT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS, SEVEN YEARS LATER
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  • AFTER THE TRIBULATION AND THERE'S ANOTHER GROUP
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  • OF BELIEVERS WHO ARE SAVED DURING THE MILLENNIUM
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE THEIR NEW BODIES
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  • AT THE END OF THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST
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  • BUT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE PART
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  • OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION,
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  • THE RESURRECTION OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
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  • IN DANIEL 12:2, DANIEL SAYS "MANY OF THOSE
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  • "WHO SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE GROUND WILL AWAKE,
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  • "BELIEVERS TO EVERLASTING LIFE, BUT OTHERS,
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  • "THE UNBELIEVERS, TO DISGRACE AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT."
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  • THE FIRST RESURRECTION IS THE RESURRECTION
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  • OF THE SAVED BUT THERE IS A SECOND RESURRECTION
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  • AND THAT IS THE RESURRECTION OF ALL THE UNSAVED.
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  • RIGHT NOW, WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES,
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  • HE GOES TO HADES, THE TEMPORARY PLACE OF THE UNSAVED,
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  • BUT ONE DAY, THEY'RE GOING TO BE RAISED
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  • AND UNLIKE THE FIRST RESURRECTION THAT OCCURS
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  • IN STAGES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME,
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  • THE SECOND RESURRECTION, THE RESURRECTION
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  • OF UNBELIEVERS, ALL OCCURS AT ONE POINT IN HISTORY.
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  • IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • WE FIND IT DESCRIBED IN REVELATION 20,
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  • VERSES 13 AND 14, THE RESURRECTION OF THE UNSAVED.
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  • "AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT
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  • "AND DEATH AND HADES GAVE UP THE DEAD
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  • "WHICH WERE IN THEM AND THEY WERE JUDGED,
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  • "EVERY ONE, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS."
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  • VERSE 14 SAYS "AND DEATH AND HADES WERE THROWN
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  • "INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE, GEHENNA.
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  • "THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH, THE LAKE OF FIRE."
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  • THE TWO RESURRECTIONS, EVERYONE, BELIEVERS
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  • AND UNBELIEVERS, WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODY
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  • FOR ALL ETERNITY.
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  • NOW THAT RAISES AN INTERESTING QUESTION.
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  • HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE WHOSE BODIES
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  • HAVE DIED COULD HAVE BODIES THAT EVER COME TO LIFE AGAIN?
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  • HOW CAN SOMETHING THAT HAS DIED EVER COME TO LIFE AGAIN?
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  • ACTUALLY, THE CORINTHIAN CHRISTIANS
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  • HAD THAT VERY SAME QUESTION.
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  • PAUL, WE BELIEVE IN A SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION
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  • BUT A LITERAL, PHYSICAL RESURRECTION,
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  • HOW CAN THAT BE?
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35, PAUL ANTICIPATED THAT QUESTION.
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  • HE SAID "BUT SOMEONE WILL SAY HOW ARE THE DEAD RAISED?
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  • "AND WHAT KIND OF BODY DO THEY COME?"
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  • WHAT KIND OF BODY DO THEY HAVE?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT?
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  • HOW IS IT THAT THE DEAD ARE RAISED?
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  • HOW IS A RESURRECTION AT ALL POSSIBLE?
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  • WELL, PAUL ANSWERS THAT QUESTION
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  • BY USING AN ANALOGY AND THAT IS OF PLANTING AND HARVESTING.
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  • LOOK AT 1 CORINTHIANS 15, VERSES 36 TO 38,
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  • WHERE PAUL EXPLAINS HOW A RESURRECTION HAPPENS.
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  • "THAT WHICH YOU SOW DOES NOT COME TO LIFE
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  • "UNLESS IT DIES AND THAT WHICH YOU SOW,
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  • "YOU DO NOT SOW THE BODY, WHICH IS TO BE,
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  • "BUT A BARE GRAIN, PERHAPS OF WHEAT OR SOMETHING ELSE.
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  • "BUT GOD GIVES IT A BODY JUST AS HE WISHED
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  • "AND TO EACH OF THE SEEDS, A BODY OF ITS OWN."
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  • THINK OF PLANTING AND HARVESTING.
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  • WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THAT?
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  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WHEN YOU PLANT A SEED,
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  • THAT MEANS THE SEED ACTUALLY DIES.
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  • IF YOU PLANT A WATERMELON SEED IN THE GROUND,
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  • THAT SEED DIES BEFORE IT EVER COMES TO LIFE
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  • AND SO IT IS WITH THE RESURRECTION.
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  • WHEN WE DIE, THAT DEATH IS NECESSARY
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  • FOR THERE TO BE A FUTURE HARVEST.
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  • IF YOU DON'T PLANT A SEED AND THE SEED DIES,
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  • NEVER WILL A HARVEST COME MONTHS LATER.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH US, PAUL SAYS.
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  • DEATH IS NOT ONLY INEVITABLE, IT IS NECESSARY.
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  • IT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR US TO EVER INHERIT GOD'S KINGDOM.
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  • VERSE, CORINTHIANS 15:36.
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  • "THAT WHICH YOU SOW DOES NOT COME TO LIFE UNLESS IT DIES."
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  • AND HE EXPLAINS WHY IN VERSE 50.
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  • "FOR FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM
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  • "OF GOD, NOR DOES THE PERISHABLE INHERIT
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  • "THAT WHICH IS IMPERISHABLE."
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  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
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  • YOUR BODY IS PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR THIS WORLD
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  • BUT YOUR BODY IS TOTALLY NOT SUITABLE
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  • FOR RESIDENCE ON MARS OR PLUTO OR ANY OTHER PLANT.
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  • YOUR BODY IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR THIS PLANET
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  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY IN TERMS OF THIS EARTH
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  • AND THE NEW EARTH AND THE NEW HEAVEN.
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  • OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED FOR THIS EARTH
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  • BUT THEY ARE TOTALLY INADEQUATE
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:56.060
  • FOR THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
  • 00:10:56.070 --> 00:10:58.080
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE SECOND PART OF THE PROCESS,
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:11:00.250
  • THE REAPING OF THE HARVEST.
  • 00:11:00.260 --> 00:11:03.050
  • NOTICE SOMETHING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:11:03.060 --> 00:11:05.130
  • BETWEEN THE PLANTING AND THE HARVEST.
  • 00:11:05.140 --> 00:11:07.240
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE HARVEST IS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:07.250 --> 00:11:12.010
  • WHAT IS HARVESTED IS ALWAYS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:16.120
  • FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S JUST IMAGINE IT'S A HOT DAY
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:20.040
  • HERE IN DALLAS, TEXAS IN AUGUST, 110 DEGREES IN THE SHADE.
  • 00:11:20.050 --> 00:11:24.280
  • YOU'VE BEEN OUT WORKING IN THE YARD.
  • 00:11:24.290 --> 00:11:26.150
  • YOU COME IN AND YOU NEED SOME REFRESHMENT
  • 00:11:26.160 --> 00:11:28.190
  • AND YOU'VE GOT A CHOICE.
  • 00:11:28.200 --> 00:11:30.080
  • YOU CAN EITHER HAVE A COLD SLICE OF WATERMELON
  • 00:11:30.090 --> 00:11:34.140
  • OR YOU CAN EAT A WATERMELON SEED.
  • 00:11:34.150 --> 00:11:36.280
  • NOW WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
  • 00:11:36.290 --> 00:11:38.190
  • A WATERMELON OR THE WATERMELON SEED?
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:41.180
  • I THINK EVERYBODY WOULD CHOOSE THE SLICE
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:43.070
  • OF WATERMELON BECAUSE THE HARVEST
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:45.230
  • IS ALWAYS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:45.240 --> 00:11:48.110
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH THE RESURRECTION.
  • 00:11:48.120 --> 00:11:51.160
  • WHAT IS HARVESTED AT THE RESURRECTION?
  • 00:11:51.170 --> 00:11:53.290
  • OUR NEW BODY IS VASTLY SUPERIOR
  • 00:11:54.000 --> 00:11:57.060
  • TO THAT WHICH IS PLANTED.
  • 00:11:57.070 --> 00:11:59.290
  • BUT SECONDLY, THE HARVEST IS ALSO SIMILAR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:04.240
  • IT'S SUPERIOR TO THE SEED BUT IT'S SIMILAR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:12:04.250 --> 00:12:08.140
  • I MEAN, YOU DON'T PLANT A WATERMELON SEED
  • 00:12:08.150 --> 00:12:11.270
  • AND HARVEST A KUMQUAT, OKAY?
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:14.130
  • IF YOU PLANT A WATERMELON SEED, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:12:14.140 --> 00:12:17.060
  • YOU GET A WATERMELON.
  • 00:12:17.070 --> 00:12:18.170
  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH US.
  • 00:12:18.180 --> 00:12:20.140
  • WHEN OUR BODIES DIE, IT'S NOT SOMEONE ELSE
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:24.090
  • WHO IS RESURRECTED.
  • 00:12:24.100 --> 00:12:25.280
  • WE DON'T GET A BODY THAT IS TOTALLY DISSIMILAR
  • 00:12:25.290 --> 00:12:28.140
  • TO WHAT WE WERE.
  • 00:12:28.150 --> 00:12:29.290
  • OUR NEW BODIES ARE GOING TO RESEMBLE OUR OLD BODIES.
  • 00:12:30.000 --> 00:12:33.020
  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:12:33.030 --> 00:12:35.150
  • BUT IF YOU WANT A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT YOUR RESURRECTION BODY
  • 00:12:35.160 --> 00:12:38.240
  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE FOR ETERNITY,
  • 00:12:38.250 --> 00:12:40.210
  • THE BEST PLACE TO LOOK IS TO LOOK AT JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 00:12:40.220 --> 00:12:44.240
  • JESUS IS THE PROTOTYPE OF OUR RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:12:44.250 --> 00:12:48.230
  • IN 1 JOHN THREE, VERSE 2, THE APOSTLE
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:51.260
  • WRITES "BELOVED, NOW WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD
  • 00:12:51.270 --> 00:12:55.070
  • "AND IT HAS NOT APPEARED AS YET WHAT WE WILL BE
  • 00:12:55.080 --> 00:12:59.070
  • "BUT WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE, JESUS, APPEARS,
  • 00:12:59.080 --> 00:13:02.140
  • "WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM BECAUSE WE
  • 00:13:02.150 --> 00:13:05.110
  • "WILL SEE HIM JUST AS HE IS."
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:08.140
  • THE BEST ANSWER TO WHAT WE'RE GONNA BE LIKE
  • 00:13:08.150 --> 00:13:11.060
  • IN OUR NEW BODIES IS TO LOOK AT THE RESURRECTION BODY
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:13.260
  • OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:13.270 --> 00:13:15.030
  • REMEMBER AFTER JESUS WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD,
  • 00:13:15.040 --> 00:13:16.230
  • HE SPENT 40 DAYS ON THE EARTH MINISTERING TO PEOPLE
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:20.000
  • SO LET'S ASK THE QUESTION FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.220
  • WAS JESUS' RESURRECTION SPIRITUAL OR PHYSICAL?
  • 00:13:22.230 --> 00:13:26.250
  • THERE WERE SOME IN THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH
  • 00:13:26.260 --> 00:13:28.150
  • WHO SAID OH, WE BELIEVE JESUS WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 00:13:28.160 --> 00:13:31.060
  • BUT WE BELIEVE IT WAS A SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:13:31.070 --> 00:13:34.180
  • WE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HE WAS LITERALLY,
  • 00:13:34.190 --> 00:13:36.260
  • PHYSICALLY RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 00:13:36.270 --> 00:13:38.240
  • AND SO IN VERSES THREE AND FOUR, 1 CORINTHIANS 15,
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:41.170
  • PAUL MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THE PHYSICAL RESURRECTION
  • 00:13:41.180 --> 00:13:44.280
  • OF JESUS IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.
  • 00:13:44.290 --> 00:13:48.030
  • PAUL WROTE "FOR I DELIVER TO YOU
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:50.050
  • "AS OF FIRST IMPORTANCE WHAT I ALSO RECEIVED,
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:53.020
  • "THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
  • 00:13:53.030 --> 00:13:55.280
  • "ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES AND THAT HE
  • 00:13:55.290 --> 00:13:57.290
  • "WAS BURIED AND THAT HE WAS RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY
  • 00:13:58.000 --> 00:14:01.160
  • "ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES."
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:03.220
  • IT WAS A PHYSICAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:14:03.230 --> 00:14:06.080
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:07.250
  • WELL, JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO JESUS
  • 00:14:07.260 --> 00:14:10.060
  • OVER THOSE 40 DAYS HE WAS ON THE EARTH
  • 00:14:10.070 --> 00:14:12.140
  • IN HIS RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:14:12.150 --> 00:14:14.000
  • 17 DIFFERENT TIMES, HE CONVERSED WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:18.210
  • ON THREE OCCASIONS, HE ATE WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:14:18.220 --> 00:14:22.130
  • ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, HE ALLOWED HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:25.150
  • TO TOUCH HIM.
  • 00:14:25.160 --> 00:14:27.230
  • WHAT WAS JESUS' RESURRECTION BODY LIKE?
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:31.110
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS SUPERIOR TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
  • 00:14:31.120 --> 00:14:35.220
  • NOW JESUS WAS WITHOUT SIN IN HIS EARTHLY BODY
  • 00:14:35.230 --> 00:14:39.030
  • BUT HE HAD LIMITATIONS JUST LIKE YOU
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:40.260
  • AND I HAVE IN OUR EARTHLY BODIES
  • 00:14:40.270 --> 00:14:42.110
  • BUT IN HIS RESURRECTION BODY, HE WAS VASTLY SUPERIOR.
  • 00:14:42.120 --> 00:14:45.150
  • FOR EXAMPLE, ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:47.160
  • JESUS WAS ABLE TO MATERIALIZE AT A PLACE AT WILL.
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:51.110
  • HE WAS ABLE TO COME THROUGH A DOOR THAT WAS LOCKED.
  • 00:14:51.120 --> 00:14:54.150
  • HE HAD ABILITIES IN HIS NEW BODY
  • 00:14:54.160 --> 00:14:56.150
  • THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE IN HIS ORIGINAL BODY.
  • 00:14:56.160 --> 00:14:59.190
  • BUT SECONDLY, JESUS' BODY WAS ALSO SIMILAR
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:03.130
  • TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
  • 00:15:03.140 --> 00:15:05.160
  • IF YOU LOOK AT THE ACCOUNTS OF THOSE 40 DAYS
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:07.270
  • JESUS SPENT ON EARTH, YOU WILL DISCOVER
  • 00:15:07.280 --> 00:15:10.120
  • THAT THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST EVENTUALLY RECOGNIZED HIM.
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:17.120
  • I SAY EVENTUALLY BECAUSE MANY TIMES,
  • 00:15:17.130 --> 00:15:19.210
  • THEY DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZE HIM.
  • 00:15:19.220 --> 00:15:21.230
  • YOU SAY WELL, WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:15:21.240 --> 00:15:23.150
  • SEVERAL REASONS.
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:25.000
  • SOME WERE SO FULL OF SORROW, THEY COULDN'T SEE CLEARLY.
  • 00:15:25.010 --> 00:15:28.140
  • ONE APPEARANCE HAPPENED WHEN IT WAS STILL DARK
  • 00:15:28.150 --> 00:15:30.210
  • AND THEY COULDN'T MAKE OUT HIS FEATURES.
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.210
  • ON ANOTHER OCCASION, THE DISTANCE
  • 00:15:32.220 --> 00:15:34.100
  • BETWEEN JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:15:34.110 --> 00:15:36.090
  • WERE GREAT ENOUGH TO OBSCURE RECOGNIZABLE FEATURES.
  • 00:15:36.100 --> 00:15:40.000
  • SOME WERE DISBELIEVING, THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:41.260
  • BELIEVE HE WAS REALLY GOING TO COME BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:15:41.270 --> 00:15:44.220
  • OTHERS WEREN'T EXPECTING TO SEE HIM AT ALL.
  • 00:15:44.230 --> 00:15:47.270
  • WHAT IS IT THAT CAUSED THEM TO RECOGNIZE JESUS?
  • 00:15:47.280 --> 00:15:54.110
  • THERE WERE SOME SIMILARITY BETWEEN JESUS EARTHLY BODY
  • 00:15:54.120 --> 00:15:57.000
  • AND HIS NEW BODY.
  • 00:15:57.010 --> 00:15:58.180
  • PERHAPS IT WAS HIS STATURE.
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:16:00.270
  • PERHAPS IT WAS THE COLOR OF HIS EYES OR HIS HAIR.
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:04.160
  • PERHAPS IT WAS A MANNERISM THAT HE HAD
  • 00:16:04.170 --> 00:16:07.030
  • BUT SOMETHING ABOUT JESUS WAS RECOGNIZABLE.
  • 00:16:07.040 --> 00:16:10.260
  • WELL, THAT LEADS TO THE QUESTION,
  • 00:16:10.270 --> 00:16:12.230
  • WHAT WILL OUR BODIES BE LIKE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:16:12.240 --> 00:16:16.040
  • REMEMBER JOHN SAID WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM.
  • 00:16:16.050 --> 00:16:19.200
  • COLOSSIANS 1:18 SAYS THAT JESUS
  • 00:16:19.210 --> 00:16:22.260
  • WAS THE FIRST BORN FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:16:22.270 --> 00:16:26.200
  • THAT WORD FIRST BORN IS THE GREEK WORD PROTOTOKOS.
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:30.220
  • PROTOTOKOS.
  • 00:16:30.230 --> 00:16:32.280
  • HE IS THE PROTOTOKOS, THE PROTOTYPE OF THOSE,
  • 00:16:32.290 --> 00:16:36.200
  • ALL OF US, WHO WILL BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:16:36.210 --> 00:16:39.170
  • SO KNOWING THAT THAT IS TRUE,
  • 00:16:39.180 --> 00:16:41.050
  • WE CAN GATHER SEVERAL IMPORTANT FACTS
  • 00:16:41.060 --> 00:16:43.120
  • ABOUT OUR NEW BODIES IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:43.130 --> 00:16:45.060
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUR BODIES WILL BE PHYSICAL.
  • 00:16:45.070 --> 00:16:48.260
  • JUST AS JESUS HAD A PHYSICAL BODY, SO WILL WE.
  • 00:16:48.270 --> 00:16:53.140
  • NOW, OUR NEW BODIES WILL BE VASTLY DIFFERENT
  • 00:16:53.150 --> 00:16:57.160
  • THAN OUR ORIGINAL BODIES.
  • 00:16:57.170 --> 00:16:59.060
  • MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.
  • 00:16:59.070 --> 00:17:00.150
  • IN VERSES 39 TO 41 IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15,
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:03.160
  • PAUL SAID "ALL FLESH IS NOT THE SAME FLESH
  • 00:17:03.170 --> 00:17:07.040
  • "BUT THERE IS ONE FLESH OF MEN
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:09.170
  • "AND ANOTHER FLESH OF BEAST AND ANOTHER FLESH OF BIRDS
  • 00:17:09.180 --> 00:17:13.010
  • "AND ANOTHER FLESH OF FISH.
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:15.010
  • "THERE ARE ALSO HEAVENLY BODIES AND EARTHLY BODIES
  • 00:17:15.020 --> 00:17:17.200
  • "BUT THE GLORY OF THE HEAVENLY IS ONE
  • 00:17:17.210 --> 00:17:19.250
  • "AND THE GLORY OF THE EARTHLY IS ANOTHER.
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:21.280
  • "THERE IS ONE GLORY OF THE SUN, ANOTHER GLORY OF THE MOON,
  • 00:17:21.290 --> 00:17:24.220
  • "ANOTHER GLORY OF THE STARS, FOR STARS
  • 00:17:24.230 --> 00:17:27.000
  • "DIFFER FROM STAR IN THEIR GLORY.
  • 00:17:27.010 --> 00:17:28.150
  • "SO ALSO IS THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:30.290
  • "IT IS SOWN A PERISHABLE BODY.
  • 00:17:31.000 --> 00:17:33.120
  • "IT IS RAISED AN IMPERISHABLE BODY.
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:35.240
  • "IT IS SOWN IN DISHONOR BUT IT IS RAISED IN GLORY.
  • 00:17:35.250 --> 00:17:38.260
  • "IT IS SOWN IN WEAKNESS, IT IS RAISED IN POWER.
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:41.200
  • "IT IS SOWN A NATURAL BODY.
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:43.190
  • "IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY.
  • 00:17:43.200 --> 00:17:45.260
  • "IF THERE IS A NATURAL BODY,
  • 00:17:45.270 --> 00:17:47.140
  • "THERE IS ALSO A SPIRITUAL BODY."
  • 00:17:47.150 --> 00:17:50.160
  • NOW NOTICE THE WORD BODY, SOMA IN GREEK,
  • 00:17:50.170 --> 00:17:52.280
  • IS REPEATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:54.290
  • THAT REFERS TO A PHYSICAL BODY.
  • 00:17:55.000 --> 00:17:57.020
  • IT'S PAUL'S WAY OF SAYING DON'T MISS THIS,
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:17:59.190
  • WE ARE A BODY BUT ON EARTH IN OUR CURRENT STATE,
  • 00:17:59.200 --> 00:18:03.220
  • WE ARE A NATURAL BODY, BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:18:03.230 --> 00:18:06.210
  • AND NEW EARTH, WE WILL BE SPIRITUAL
  • 00:18:06.220 --> 00:18:08.280
  • BUT WE WILL STILL BE A BODY.
  • 00:18:08.290 --> 00:18:11.100
  • LET ME SUMMARIZE FOR YOU IF I CAN THE DIFFERENCES
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:14.020
  • BETWEEN OUR EARTHLY BODY AND OUR HEAVENLY BODY
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:17.180
  • FOR THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH.
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:19.120
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUR EARTHLY BODIES DECAY.
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:23.040
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES WILL ENDURE.
  • 00:18:23.050 --> 00:18:27.130
  • SECONDLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIES ARE INFECTED WITH SIN.
  • 00:18:27.140 --> 00:18:31.190
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES WILL BE FREE OF SIN.
  • 00:18:31.200 --> 00:18:35.230
  • THIRDLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIES ARE WEAK.
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:38.240
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES WILL BE POWERFUL.
  • 00:18:38.250 --> 00:18:41.140
  • AND FINALLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIES ARE FOR THE OLD EARTH.
  • 00:18:41.150 --> 00:18:45.050
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES ARE FOR THE NEW EARTH.
  • 00:18:45.060 --> 00:18:49.120
  • SECONDLY, OUR BODIES WILL NOT ONLY BE PHYSICAL,
  • 00:18:49.130 --> 00:18:53.230
  • THEY WILL ALSO BE PERFECT.
  • 00:18:53.240 --> 00:18:56.010
  • THEY WILL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:57.260
  • NO MORE CANCER, NO MORE HEART ATTACKS, NO MORE STROKES,
  • 00:18:57.270 --> 00:19:02.030
  • NO MORE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
  • 00:19:02.040 --> 00:19:04.130
  • REVELATION 21, VERSE FOUR, SAYS "THE FIRST THINGS
  • 00:19:04.140 --> 00:19:07.050
  • "WILL HAVE PASSED AWAY."
  • 00:19:07.060 --> 00:19:08.220
  • REVELATION 22, VERSE THREE.
  • 00:19:08.230 --> 00:19:10.170
  • "AND THERE SHALL NO LONGER BE ANY CURSE."
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:15.140
  • MANY OF YOU KNOW JANI ERICKSON, MY FRIEND,
  • 00:19:15.150 --> 00:19:18.270
  • A GREAT WOMAN OF GOD.
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:20.130
  • AT AGE 17, THROUGH A DIVING ACCIDENT,
  • 00:19:20.140 --> 00:19:23.040
  • BECAME A QUADRIPLEGIC.
  • 00:19:23.050 --> 00:19:25.140
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JANI HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE PROMISE
  • 00:19:25.150 --> 00:19:28.040
  • OF A NEW BODY.
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:29.250
  • "CAN YOU IMAGINE THE HOPE THIS GIVES SOMEONE LIKE ME
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:33.290
  • "WITH A SPINAL CORD INJURY OR SOMEONE
  • 00:19:34.000 --> 00:19:37.090
  • "WHO IS CEREBRAL PALSIED, BRAIN INJURED,
  • 00:19:37.100 --> 00:19:40.210
  • "OR HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
  • 00:19:40.220 --> 00:19:43.020
  • "IMAGINE THE HOPE THIS GIVES SOMEONE
  • 00:19:43.030 --> 00:19:45.140
  • "WHO IS A MANIC DEPRESSIVE.
  • 00:19:45.150 --> 00:19:47.260
  • "NO OTHER RELIGION, NO OTHER PHILOSOPHY,
  • 00:19:47.270 --> 00:19:50.220
  • "PROMISES NEW BODIES, HEARTS, AND MINDS.
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:54.090
  • "ONLY IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST DO HURTING PEOPLE
  • 00:19:54.100 --> 00:19:58.080
  • "FIND SUCH INCREDIBLE HOPE."
  • 00:19:58.090 --> 00:20:01.040
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:02.020
  • THAT'S THE PROMISE WE HAVE.
  • 00:20:02.030 --> 00:20:03.080
  • OUR BODIES WILL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:20:03.090 --> 00:20:05.280
  • THEY'LL BE PHYSICAL, THEY'LL BE PERFECT,
  • 00:20:05.290 --> 00:20:08.090
  • THIRDLY, OUR BODIES WILL BE PERSONAL.
  • 00:20:08.100 --> 00:20:13.040
  • WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WHEN YOU ARE RAISED
  • 00:20:13.050 --> 00:20:16.040
  • FROM THE DEAD, YOU DON'T BECOME SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:19.120
  • YOU ARE STILL YOU.
  • 00:20:19.130 --> 00:20:21.280
  • YOU KNOW, IN 1 JOHN 3:2, JOHN SAID WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM.
  • 00:20:21.290 --> 00:20:26.000
  • WE WILL BE LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:20:26.010 --> 00:20:27.080
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE ALL BECOME LITTLE MINI-MES
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:29.250
  • OF JESUS WITHOUT ANY DISTINCTION.
  • 00:20:29.260 --> 00:20:33.010
  • IT MEANS WE WILL INHERIT THE HEAVENLY DNA LIKE JESUS
  • 00:20:33.020 --> 00:20:36.060
  • BUT WE STILL RETAIN OUR OWN IDENTITIES.
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:40.080
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:20:40.090 --> 00:20:41.200
  • WELL, LUKE 24:39, WHEN JESUS APPEARED
  • 00:20:41.210 --> 00:20:44.150
  • TO HIS DISCIPLES, LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID
  • 00:20:44.160 --> 00:20:46.070
  • IN HIS NEW RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:47.210
  • "SEE MY HANDS AND MY FEET, THAT IT IS I MYSELF."
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:54.170
  • IT IS I, IT'S NOT SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:20:54.180 --> 00:20:56.130
  • IT IS I.
  • 00:20:56.140 --> 00:20:57.250
  • IT MEANS IN HEAVEN WE WON'T BE SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:21:02.110
  • YOU WILL BE YOU AND THE RELATIONSHIPS, BY THE WAY,
  • 00:21:02.120 --> 00:21:06.190
  • YOU HAVE HERE ON EARTH WITH CHRISTIANS
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:09.010
  • WILL CONTINUE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:09.020 --> 00:21:10.140
  • YOU'LL KNOW OTHER PEOPLE, THEY WILL KNOW YOU
  • 00:21:10.150 --> 00:21:13.080
  • AND YOU WILL ENJOY PERFECT FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:21:13.090 --> 00:21:16.090
  • UNTAINTED BY SIN OF ANY KIND.
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  • RON RHODES, THEOLOGIAN, SAYS IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:21:19.030 --> 00:21:22.090
  • "OUR ETERNAL REUNION WITH CHRISTIAN LOVED ONES
  • 00:21:22.100 --> 00:21:25.080
  • "AND FRIENDS WILL BE CEASELESSLY GLORIOUS.
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:29.040
  • "KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE SIN NATURES.
  • 00:21:29.050 --> 00:21:32.190
  • "THERE WILL BE NO FIGHTS AMONG LOVED ONES.
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:35.080
  • "THERE WON'T BE ANY RESENTMENT OR ENVY
  • 00:21:35.090 --> 00:21:37.200
  • "OR JEALOUSY.
  • 00:21:37.210 --> 00:21:39.020
  • "THERE WON'T BE ANY ONE-UP-MANSHIP OR RIVALRIES.
  • 00:21:39.030 --> 00:21:42.220
  • "THERE WON'T BE ANY CROSS WORDS OR MISUNDERSTANDINGS
  • 00:21:42.230 --> 00:21:46.070
  • "OR SELFISHNESS.
  • 00:21:46.080 --> 00:21:48.030
  • "OUR RELATIONSHIPS IN HEAVEN WILL BE TRULY WONDERFUL
  • 00:21:48.040 --> 00:21:52.120
  • "AND UTTERLY SATISFYING."
  • 00:21:52.130 --> 00:21:55.160
  • NOW THAT'S SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
  • 00:21:56.180 --> 00:21:59.040
  • IN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:59.050 --> 00:22:01.230
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:01.240 --> 00:22:06.240
  • GOD IS PREPARING A PLACE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW
  • 00:22:06.250 --> 00:22:09.290
  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR
  • 00:22:10.000 --> 00:22:13.130
  • AND WHEN WE GET THERE, THE JOY THAT WILL BE OURS
  • 00:22:13.140 --> 00:22:16.070
  • IS BEYOND OUR WILDEST IMAGINATION.
  • 00:22:16.080 --> 00:22:20.120
  • WELL, TO HELP YOU TAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:22.060
  • OF THIS TOPIC EVEN DEEPER,
  • 00:22:22.070 --> 00:22:24.040
  • I'VE PREPARED AN EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE FOR YOU
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  • CALLED WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:26.200 --> 00:22:30.230
  • IN THIS BROCHURE, I NOT ONLY OUTLINE WHAT THE BIBLE
  • 00:22:30.240 --> 00:22:33.210
  • TEACHES ABOUT HEAVEN, BUT I ALSO EXPLAIN
  • 00:22:33.220 --> 00:22:36.140
  • HOW IT COMPARES TO SEVEN OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS.
  • 00:22:36.150 --> 00:22:40.110
  • THIS RESOURCE SIMPLIFIES HOW BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:22:40.120 --> 00:22:43.260
  • DIFFERS FROM SIX OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:22:43.270 --> 00:22:46.220
  • INCLUDING MORMONISM, HINDUISM, AND ISLAM
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:50.150
  • REGARDING THEIR BELIEFS ABOUT THE AFTER LIFE
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:53.200
  • AND A COPY OF WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:22:53.210 --> 00:22:57.240
  • IS MY GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY
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  • FOR CONTACTING PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
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  • GO TO PTV.ORG.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
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  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, MY HEART
  • 00:23:13.050 --> 00:23:15.160
  • IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:18.190
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:20.070
  • NEED JESUS CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD
  • 00:23:20.080 --> 00:23:23.100
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:23:23.110 --> 00:23:26.160
  • FOR CHILDREN, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:30.160
  • [NARRATOR] THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK
  • 00:23:30.170 --> 00:23:32.130
  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE YOUNG CHILDREN
  • 00:23:32.140 --> 00:23:35.100
  • CAN UNDERSTAND WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • 00:23:35.110 --> 00:23:38.220
  • ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:38.230 --> 00:23:40.060
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER YOU
  • 00:23:40.070 --> 00:23:42.190
  • CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD
  • 00:23:42.200 --> 00:23:44.290
  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:45.000 --> 00:23:48.030
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:23:51.080 --> 00:23:53.130
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:53.140 --> 00:23:55.220
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS 75 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:23:55.230 --> 00:23:58.180
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:01.220
  • FULL LENGTH BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN, ALONG
  • 00:24:01.230 --> 00:24:04.040
  • WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:05.230
  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:05.240 --> 00:24:09.070
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
  • 00:24:09.080 --> 00:24:11.120
  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING,
  • 00:24:11.130 --> 00:24:13.130
  • FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:13.140 --> 00:24:15.090
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:20.030
  • AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:24:20.040 --> 00:24:22.240
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:22.250 --> 00:24:25.160
  • [NARRATOR] WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:28.000
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN ALL
  • 00:24:28.010 --> 00:24:30.020
  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 00:24:30.030 --> 00:24:33.180
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN
  • 00:24:33.190 --> 00:24:35.100
  • SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:35.110 --> 00:24:37.210
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:37.220 --> 00:24:40.170
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:43.120
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:43.130 --> 00:24:44.260
  • AND IF WE DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH TO LOOK FORWARD TO,
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:47.260
  • THE BIBLE'S DEPICTION OF OUR HEAVENLY BODIES
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:50.200
  • IS TRULY WONDERFUL.
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:52.260
  • ALL OF OUR ACHES AND PAINS AND DISEASES
  • 00:24:52.270 --> 00:24:55.290
  • BOTH IN THE BODY AND IN OUR MIND
  • 00:24:56.000 --> 00:24:58.200
  • WILL BE ERASED, NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:58.210 --> 00:25:02.030
  • PLUS, THE ACTUAL FEATURES OF HEAVEN
  • 00:25:02.040 --> 00:25:04.120
  • WILL BE FAR GREATER THAN ANYTHING WE
  • 00:25:04.130 --> 00:25:06.200
  • CAN IMAGINE HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:25:06.210 --> 00:25:09.020
  • WELL, MANY CHRISTIANS BELIEVE
  • 00:25:09.030 --> 00:25:10.200
  • THAT HEAVEN WILL BE EXACTLY THE SAME FOR EVERYONE
  • 00:25:10.210 --> 00:25:13.280
  • WITH A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS
  • 00:25:13.290 --> 00:25:16.040
  • BUT AS WE'LL DISCOVER NEXT TIME, THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
  • 00:25:16.050 --> 00:25:20.010
  • IN FACT, THE KIND OF HEAVEN WE EXPERIENCE
  • 00:25:20.020 --> 00:25:22.200
  • IN THE NEXT LIFE WILL LARGELY BE DETERMINED
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:25.250
  • BY HOW WE CONDUCT OURSELVES IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:25:25.260 --> 00:25:28.290
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT MESSAGE
  • 00:25:29.000 --> 00:25:31.190
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:31.200 --> 00:25:35.110
  • [NARRATOR] TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:35.120 --> 00:25:37.010
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:39.140
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:39.150 --> 00:25:41.140
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:41.150 --> 00:25:43.270
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:25:43.280 --> 00:25:46.000
  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE ABOUT WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:25:46.010 --> 00:25:48.260
  • TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:25:48.270 --> 00:25:51.040
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:51.050 --> 00:25:52.190
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY AND WHEN YOUR GIFT
  • 00:25:52.200 --> 00:25:55.010
  • IS 75 DOLLARS OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO
  • 00:25:55.020 --> 00:25:57.180
  • SEND YOU THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:25:57.190 --> 00:26:00.120
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:00.130 --> 00:26:02.210
  • THAT ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL
  • 00:26:02.220 --> 00:26:05.090
  • BESTSELLING BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:05.100 --> 00:26:07.210
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:07.220 --> 00:26:09.140
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
  • 00:26:09.150 --> 00:26:11.070
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:13.190 --> 00:26:14.250
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:14.260 --> 00:26:17.220
  • THE FACT IS, IF WE HAVE PLACED OUR FAITH
  • 00:26:17.230 --> 00:26:20.110
  • IN JESUS CHRIST, WE ARE ALL GOING TO MAKE IT
  • 00:26:20.120 --> 00:26:23.080
  • INTO THE SPIRITUAL END ZONE, INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:26:23.090 --> 00:26:26.120
  • BUT SOME WILL MAKE IT THERE ONLY
  • 00:26:26.130 --> 00:26:28.190
  • AFTER SPENDING SOME TIME RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
  • 00:26:28.200 --> 00:26:32.270
  • SOME WHO MAKE IT INTO HEAVEN
  • 00:26:33.230 --> 00:26:35.170
  • WILL BE CELEBRATED BY GOD FOR THE WAY THEY PLAYED THE GAME.
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:40.160
  • OTHER CHRISTIANS WILL BE EVALUATED BY GOD
  • 00:26:40.170 --> 00:26:43.250
  • FOR HAVING DONE LITTLE TO CONTRIBUTE
  • 00:26:43.260 --> 00:26:46.000
  • TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM.
  • 00:26:46.010 --> 00:26:48.250
  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, "WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE?"
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