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The New Heaven and the New Earth

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August 16, 2020
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One day; this sin cursed world will be renewed with a new creation by God—the new heaven and new earth. Learn the details of God’s plan in this message.

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The New Heaven and the New Earth

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  • male announcer: For millennia,
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  • humans have looked upinto the sky and wondered
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  • what lies ahead of themin the afterlife.
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  • Our souls innately desirean answer
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  • to what is perhapslife's greatest mystery,
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  • that which awaits uswhen we walk through the door
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  • into the world beyond.
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  • But God doesn't conceal
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  • the details aboutyour eternal resting place.
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  • Look in God's Word
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  • and you'll find a glimpseinto heaven:
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  • streets brighter than gold,God's radiant throne,
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  • and the eternal homeof Jesus Christ.
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  • All the magnificent details
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  • are written in the pagesof Scripture:
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  • what heaven will look like,how your soul will get there,
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  • if you'll be reunitedwith loved ones once you arrive,
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  • and how your bodywill appear for eternity.
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  • That is but just a sliver
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  • of what we can knowabout eternity,
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  • which promises to be a placebeyond your wildest dreams.
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  • All you have to dois open the Bible,
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  • and you'll find that, inside,
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  • God is revealingthe mysteries of heaven.
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  • Now here is your hostand Bible teacher,
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:If we could put
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  • the movie of world historyon rewind
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  • and be transported backa few hundred years, we,
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  • the industrialized nationsof the world, I mean,
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  • would probably doa few things differently
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  • to take better care of the earththat God created.
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  • While we can't undo the past,
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  • we can certainly bebetter stewards today.
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  • And there's one more thingwe can do: we can look forward
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  • to the new heaven and new earththat God has promised to create.
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  • That's the titleof today's message:
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  • "The New Heavenand the New Earth."
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  • You might be surprisedat what the Bible reveals
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  • about what is going to happento this planet
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  • before eternity begins.
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  • So stay tunedand we'll study it together
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  • right here on today's editionof "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer:Inside Dr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Revealingthe Mysteries of Heaven,"
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah will lead youthrough God's Word,
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  • uncovering the answersto your pressing questions
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  • about the world beyond,including,
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  • "If you've lost a child,will you be reunited in heaven?"
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  • "How are our soulstransported to heaven?"
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  • and "Where exactlyis it located?"
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  • As you read, you'll discover
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  • that the more you knowabout heaven,
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  • the more you'll live
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  • in the realitythat awaits you every day.
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  • female announcer:Thank you for watching
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  • "Revealingthe Mysteries of Heaven,"
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  • here on "Turning Point,"
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  • timeless teachingfrom Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • We appreciate your viewershipas Turning Point delivers
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  • the unchanging Word of Godto an ever-changing world.
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  • And now here is Dr. Jeremiah
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  • with his message,
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  • "The New Heavenand the New Earth."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Within the heartof every man and woman,
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  • there lies a longingfor a golden age on this earth.
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  • It is as if we all knowthat our paradise was lost
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  • in the garden of Eden
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  • and we hungerto have it restored.
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  • We want it back.
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  • All through the historyof our race,
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  • this hope has emergedfrom time to time
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  • with the anticipationof an era
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  • when the earth would beat peace and at rest
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  • and we would experiencethe golden age.
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  • This is exactly what the Lordhimself taught us to pray
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  • when he gave usthe Lord's Prayer.
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  • When you pray the Lord's Prayerand you say,
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  • "Thy kingdom come on earthas it is in heaven,"
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  • that is what youare praying for,
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  • that the conditions in heaven
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  • will be found at laston this earth.
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  • Now, those of us who havesome theology
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  • know that that is notgonna ever happen
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  • during the current reignof death on this earth,
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  • but it is the hopethat is in every heart.
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  • This is the proper expectationof the people of God.
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  • It is in the Lord's Prayer
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  • and then we are taughtto pray this
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  • by the Spirit of the Lord.
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  • And this is what the writerof Hebrews had in mind
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  • when he was describing
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  • some peoplewho had suffered greatly
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  • and were managingto get through that suffering
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  • because they had a hope.
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  • It says: "For thosewho say such things
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  • declare plainly that theyseek a homeland.
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  • But now they desirea better,
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  • that is, a heavenly country."
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  • They have a hope within 'em,
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  • and it was the hopefor that eternal Utopia
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  • that got them throughthe tough times of suffering.
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  • Whether we know it or not,men and women,
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  • we're homesickfor the garden of Eden.
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  • In every being,there is a desire
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  • for what our first parentsenjoyed.
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  • We desire a perfectand a beautiful earth.
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  • We want everythingrestored that was lost.
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  • We can't help ourselves;it's programmed
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  • into the softwareof our humanity.
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  • This dream finds its expression
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  • in many beautiful passagesin the Scripture,
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  • both in the Old Testamentand in the New.
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  • So I want to go with you,first of all,
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  • to the promise of a new heavenand a new earth."
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  • That's Roman numeral I,
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  • The promise of a new heavenand a new earth.
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  • If you read the Bible carefully,you will discover
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  • that saltedthroughout the Scripture
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  • are little promises that thisis what is going to happen.
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  • For instance,
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  • in Isaiah chapter 66and verse 22, we read:
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  • "'For the new heavensand the new earth
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  • which I will make will remainbefore me,' says the Lord."
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  • Isaiah envisions a time
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  • when there will be a new heavenand a new earth
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  • and it will last forever.
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  • He said it will bebefore me forever.
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  • Later on, Isaiah also reports
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  • that this new heavenand this new earth
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  • will be so wonderful,so completely beautiful,
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  • that it will cause us to forget
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  • what we know about the earthas it is today.
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  • Listen to Isaiah 65:17:"And behold,
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  • I create new heavensand a new earth;
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  • and the formershall not be remembered
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  • or even come to mind."
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  • Peter suggests
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  • that this new heavenand this new earth
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  • will be a placewhere righteousness dwells.
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  • 2 Peter 3:13,we read these words:
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  • "Nevertheless we,according to his promise,
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  • look for new heavensand a new earth
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  • in which righteousness dwells."
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  • Notice what the writer Johnsays from his position
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  • on the Isle of Patmos
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  • in Revelation chapter 21and verse 1 and then verse 5.
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  • Here's what he says: "Now I sawa new heaven and a new earth,
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  • for the first heavenand the first earth
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  • had passed away.
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  • And there was no more sea.
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  • Then he who saton the throne said,
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  • 'Behold, I makeall things new.'"
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  • That's the promiseof a new heaven.
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  • Almighty God has said to usthrough John the apostle
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  • that one day he is going to make
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  • everything about this earthand these heavens new.
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  • Now, I wanna talk with you,secondly,
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  • about the purification
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  • of the new heavenand the new earth.
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  • First of all, let's look,A, at some information.
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  • Turn now in your Biblesaway from Revelation chapter 21,
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  • back just a few booksto 2 Peter.
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  • 2 Peter chapter 3.
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  • Now, as you're findingyour way in 2 Peter,
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  • let me just tell youthat when you put together
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  • all of the information
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  • in the Oldand the New Testaments,
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  • you discover that the new heavenand the new earth
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  • will not appear
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  • until the following thingshappen.
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  • First of all, there will be
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  • a time of Tribulation,seven years.
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  • At the end of which,there will be a great battle
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  • called the Battle of Armageddon.
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  • Then there will be ushered in
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  • a period of time for 1000 yearscalled the Millennium,
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  • and I'm gonna talkabout that next week.
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  • At the end of the Millennium,there will be a final rebellion
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  • and Satan will be castinto the lake of fire.
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  • The Great White Throne Judgmentwill take place
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  • and all those who have rejectedChrist throughout history
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  • will be coming
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  • before the Great White ThroneJudgments
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  • to hear these words:"Depart from me.
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  • I never knew you."
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  • And all of the evilof the earth will be judged
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  • and sent to the lake of fire.
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  • Immediately after that,
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  • John 21 says Almighty Godis going to purify the earth.
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  • Now, watch what happens.
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  • Almighty Godis going to do something
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  • that most people arequite surprised to learn about.
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  • 2 Peter 3:10 through 12 says:"But the day of the Lord
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  • will come as a thiefin the night,
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  • in which the heavenswill pass away
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  • with a great noise,
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  • and the elementswill melt with fervent heat;
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  • both the earthand the works that are in it
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  • will be burned up.
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  • The heavens will be dissolved,being on fire,
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  • and the elementswill melt with fervent heat."
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  • That is going to happenaccording to the Scripture
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  • immediately afterthe Millennial period,
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  • after the 1000-year reignof Christ on this earth,
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  • Almighty God is going to doa purifying work on the earth
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  • as we see it today.
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  • Now, what does the Bible meanwhen it says
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  • that heaven and earthwill pass away?
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  • For as long as I can remember,I have believed
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  • that this earthand the heavens that surround it
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  • would be annihilated,totally destroyed.
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  • In other words,
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  • God was going to give upon this world,
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  • totally wipe it out,and start all over from scratch.
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  • I now realize that Iwas mistaken in my understanding
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  • and so are many others,as I have learned.
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  • I am comforted by the knowledgethat many teachers
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  • who have had thought processeslike my own
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  • confess to having believed that
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  • and then having discoveredas they've studied the Bible
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  • that that wasn't true.
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  • In fact, one young man who isa great student of heaven,
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  • he's written a tremendous bookon the subject called "Heaven,"
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  • Randy Alcorn,says this in his book.
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  • Listen to this, "For many yearsas a Bible student,
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  • and later as a pastor,
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  • I didn't think in termsof renewal or restoration.
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  • Instead, I believed Godwas gonna destroy the earth,
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  • abandon his originaldesign and plan
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  • and start overby implementing a new plan
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  • in an unearthly heaven.
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  • Only in the past 15 yearshave my eyes been opened
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  • to what Scripturehas said all along."
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  • Now, let's look once moreat this passage in 2 Peter.
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  • Notice what he says:
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  • "Both the earthand the works that are in it
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  • will be burned up,
  • 00:11:33.409 --> 00:11:34.944
  • and the heavenswill be dissolved,
  • 00:11:34.977 --> 00:11:36.812
  • being on fire."
  • 00:11:36.846 --> 00:11:38.481
  • The word "burned up"in that passage of Scripture
  • 00:11:38.514 --> 00:11:41.550
  • does not appear that wayin the early Greek manuscripts.
  • 00:11:41.584 --> 00:11:44.687
  • In fact, if you have a copy
  • 00:11:44.720 --> 00:11:46.021
  • of the New InternationalVersion,
  • 00:11:46.055 --> 00:11:48.124
  • it translates that phrase"laid bare."
  • 00:11:48.157 --> 00:11:51.694
  • The actual word in the textconveys the idea
  • 00:11:51.727 --> 00:11:54.864
  • of being uncoveredor laid open for exposure.
  • 00:11:54.897 --> 00:11:58.834
  • In other words,Peter is not talking about
  • 00:11:58.868 --> 00:12:00.803
  • destroying the earth
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  • but rather about purifyingthe earth.
  • 00:12:02.671 --> 00:12:05.541
  • Another key word in this passageis the word "new."
  • 00:12:05.574 --> 00:12:09.078
  • Listen to whatHenry Morris says
  • 00:12:09.111 --> 00:12:10.946
  • about this passage.
  • 00:12:10.980 --> 00:12:12.782
  • You know what, I'll go to warwith Henry Morris on the Bible
  • 00:12:12.815 --> 00:12:15.651
  • 'cause I know he knowsthe Word of God
  • 00:12:15.684 --> 00:12:17.052
  • and this is what he says:
  • 00:12:17.086 --> 00:12:18.487
  • "In both the Oldand New Testament passages,
  • 00:12:18.521 --> 00:12:20.356
  • the words for 'new' mean newin respect to existence;
  • 00:12:20.389 --> 00:12:24.960
  • that is a new heavenand a new earth
  • 00:12:24.994 --> 00:12:27.797
  • could be properly translated
  • 00:12:27.830 --> 00:12:29.365
  • a fresh heavenand a fresh earth.
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  • It is just like the first
  • 00:12:32.501 --> 00:12:34.003
  • except that all of its age-longravages of decay
  • 00:12:34.036 --> 00:12:37.740
  • have been expungedand it is fresh and new again."
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  • Are you with me?
  • 00:12:42.511 --> 00:12:43.879
  • Are we all together here?
  • 00:12:43.913 --> 00:12:45.214
  • All right, we've talkedabout the information
  • 00:12:45.247 --> 00:12:47.683
  • and the interpretation.
  • 00:12:47.716 --> 00:12:49.819
  • Now, I wanna give youan illustration,
  • 00:12:49.852 --> 00:12:51.153
  • and isn't it wonderful
  • 00:12:51.187 --> 00:12:52.488
  • that the illustration'sright in the Bible?
  • 00:12:52.521 --> 00:12:54.223
  • Right in the same passageof 2 Peter.
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  • 2 Peter chapter 3,verses 5 through 7.
  • 00:12:56.959 --> 00:12:59.528
  • This is about the flood
  • 00:12:59.562 --> 00:13:00.863
  • that took placeduring the time of Noah.
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  • Are you with me?Here we go.
  • 00:13:02.665 --> 00:13:05.401
  • 2 Peter chapter 3, verse 5:"For this they willfully forget:
  • 00:13:05.434 --> 00:13:08.671
  • that by the word of Godthe heavens were of old,
  • 00:13:08.704 --> 00:13:11.340
  • and the earth standingout of water and in the water,
  • 00:13:11.373 --> 00:13:14.310
  • by which the worldthat then existed perished,
  • 00:13:14.343 --> 00:13:18.514
  • being flooded with water.
  • 00:13:18.547 --> 00:13:20.416
  • But the heavens and the earth
  • 00:13:20.449 --> 00:13:21.851
  • which are now preservedby the same word,
  • 00:13:21.884 --> 00:13:23.886
  • are reserved for fireuntil the day of judgment
  • 00:13:23.919 --> 00:13:25.688
  • and the perditionof ungodly men."
  • 00:13:25.721 --> 00:13:28.090
  • Now what could thispossibly have to do
  • 00:13:28.123 --> 00:13:29.592
  • with the new heavensand new earth?
  • 00:13:29.625 --> 00:13:30.926
  • Listen now, carefully,'cause this is key.
  • 00:13:30.960 --> 00:13:33.696
  • Peter gives to usthe key of understanding fire
  • 00:13:33.729 --> 00:13:37.299
  • by telling us about water.
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  • He helps us comprehend
  • 00:13:40.669 --> 00:13:41.971
  • the meaning of the final purgingof the heaven and earth
  • 00:13:42.004 --> 00:13:45.441
  • by describingthe earlier purification
  • 00:13:45.474 --> 00:13:48.744
  • that took placein the days of Noah.
  • 00:13:48.777 --> 00:13:50.746
  • Now, I wanna ask yousome questions.
  • 00:13:50.779 --> 00:13:52.815
  • Did the flood in Noah's timeannihilate the earth?
  • 00:13:52.848 --> 00:13:57.519
  • Did it?
  • 00:13:57.553 --> 00:13:59.021
  • The flood was certainlydestructive and cataclysmic,
  • 00:13:59.054 --> 00:14:01.957
  • but it did not obliteratethe world.
  • 00:14:01.991 --> 00:14:03.492
  • God preserved Noahand his family
  • 00:14:03.525 --> 00:14:06.095
  • so that they could re-inhabit
  • 00:14:06.128 --> 00:14:07.830
  • the world that was made readyfor them
  • 00:14:07.863 --> 00:14:09.732
  • by the cleansingand purification of the flood.
  • 00:14:09.765 --> 00:14:12.868
  • In the same manner,
  • 00:14:12.902 --> 00:14:14.336
  • God will not causethe present earth
  • 00:14:14.370 --> 00:14:16.805
  • to cease to exist
  • 00:14:16.839 --> 00:14:18.574
  • by the fire that will comeat the end of the age.
  • 00:14:18.607 --> 00:14:21.410
  • The fire will have
  • 00:14:21.443 --> 00:14:22.745
  • a much greater purifying effectupon the world than water did,
  • 00:14:22.778 --> 00:14:26.782
  • but it will not destroythe world
  • 00:14:26.815 --> 00:14:28.584
  • and, just as Noah and his familywere protected in the ark,
  • 00:14:28.617 --> 00:14:32.655
  • God's people will be protectedin the New Jerusalem
  • 00:14:32.688 --> 00:14:35.691
  • which we discovered recentlyis not on the earth yet,
  • 00:14:35.724 --> 00:14:38.560
  • but is hoveringabove the earth.
  • 00:14:38.594 --> 00:14:39.895
  • We'll be present--that will be our ark of safety
  • 00:14:39.929 --> 00:14:42.564
  • during the purificationof the earth.
  • 00:14:42.598 --> 00:14:45.768
  • So we have the promiseof a new heaven and earth,
  • 00:14:45.801 --> 00:14:48.671
  • and we have the purificationof the new heaven and earth.
  • 00:14:48.704 --> 00:14:51.440
  • And now I wanna give you,thirdly, some principles
  • 00:14:51.473 --> 00:14:53.976
  • of the new heavenand earth
  • 00:14:54.009 --> 00:14:55.311
  • which are truly--they are--
  • 00:14:55.344 --> 00:14:58.347
  • they set you back on your heels,I'll tell you.
  • 00:14:58.380 --> 00:15:01.350
  • 'Cause I wanna tell youwhat this is all gonna be like.
  • 00:15:01.383 --> 00:15:03.585
  • When this new heavenand new earth is finished
  • 00:15:03.619 --> 00:15:05.654
  • and God has purified it,
  • 00:15:05.688 --> 00:15:07.690
  • and it's still the same earthand still the same heaven,
  • 00:15:07.723 --> 00:15:10.259
  • but it has been purged,it's been made fresh,
  • 00:15:10.292 --> 00:15:12.962
  • and all of the sin stainsare gone,
  • 00:15:12.995 --> 00:15:14.997
  • and all the evidences of deathare gone,
  • 00:15:15.030 --> 00:15:16.665
  • and all the signs of diseaseare gone,
  • 00:15:16.699 --> 00:15:19.401
  • what is the worldgonna be like then?
  • 00:15:19.435 --> 00:15:21.837
  • Well, go back to Revelation 21with me, verse 1,
  • 00:15:21.870 --> 00:15:24.940
  • and let me give youone thing we know for sure.
  • 00:15:24.974 --> 00:15:27.176
  • And this will shock some of you.
  • 00:15:27.209 --> 00:15:28.510
  • It may even disappointsome of you,
  • 00:15:28.544 --> 00:15:29.845
  • but I hope you'll be all rightwith it when we get done.
  • 00:15:29.878 --> 00:15:32.781
  • Revelation 21:1 says: "Now I sawa new heaven and a new earth,
  • 00:15:32.815 --> 00:15:37.720
  • for the first heaven
  • 00:15:37.753 --> 00:15:39.054
  • and the first earthhad passed away,
  • 00:15:39.088 --> 00:15:41.223
  • and there was no more sea."
  • 00:15:41.256 --> 00:15:45.527
  • You say, "Well, I can't imagine
  • 00:15:45.561 --> 00:15:47.329
  • a world that's beautifulwithout the sea."
  • 00:15:47.363 --> 00:15:50.966
  • Well, don't forgetthat in the New Jerusalem,
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:55.204
  • flowing downfrom the throne of God
  • 00:15:55.237 --> 00:15:57.206
  • there is a river,
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  • and it is a great riverthat runs out into tributaries
  • 00:15:59.208 --> 00:16:01.710
  • and it's fresh water,not saltwater.
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  • Because, you see,salt is a preservative
  • 00:16:04.646 --> 00:16:07.016
  • so that decaywon't take place,
  • 00:16:07.049 --> 00:16:08.984
  • but in the new heavensand the new earth
  • 00:16:09.018 --> 00:16:10.586
  • there'll be no decay,there'll be no need for salt.
  • 00:16:10.619 --> 00:16:14.289
  • And the fresh waters
  • 00:16:14.323 --> 00:16:15.624
  • will flow outthroughout the world
  • 00:16:15.657 --> 00:16:17.192
  • and it'll be more beautifulthan anything you can imagine
  • 00:16:17.226 --> 00:16:19.795
  • with the treesthat are growing
  • 00:16:19.828 --> 00:16:21.630
  • side by sidealong the river
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  • with different fruitsevery month
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  • which you can pick off and eat,
  • 00:16:26.402 --> 00:16:28.237
  • and with leaves that providea quality of life
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  • that is beyondanything we have ever known.
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  • When he remakes the earthand makes it fresh,
  • 00:16:34.176 --> 00:16:37.046
  • watch what he does.
  • 00:16:37.079 --> 00:16:40.349
  • Secondly, I want you to notethe reversal of the curse.
  • 00:16:40.382 --> 00:16:43.218
  • Notice verse 3 of chapter 22in Revelation.
  • 00:16:43.252 --> 00:16:47.156
  • Revelation 22:3: "And thereshall be no more curse,
  • 00:16:47.189 --> 00:16:52.628
  • but the throne of Godand the Lamb shall be in it
  • 00:16:52.661 --> 00:16:54.696
  • and the servantshall serve him."
  • 00:16:54.730 --> 00:16:56.098
  • Now, what is the curse?
  • 00:16:56.131 --> 00:16:57.433
  • It's not what you hearat work every week.
  • 00:16:57.466 --> 00:17:00.669
  • It's notthe language of the street.
  • 00:17:00.702 --> 00:17:02.871
  • The curse is a particular eventthat took place,
  • 00:17:02.905 --> 00:17:05.574
  • and you rememberwhen that happened.
  • 00:17:05.607 --> 00:17:07.643
  • In the garden of Eden
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  • because man violatedGod's commands,
  • 00:17:10.179 --> 00:17:13.415
  • God cursed the earth.
  • 00:17:13.449 --> 00:17:15.417
  • Let me refresh your memory.
  • 00:17:15.451 --> 00:17:17.553
  • Go back with me to the bookof Genesis chapter 3.
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  • Genesis 3 and following,verse 17.
  • 00:17:21.690 --> 00:17:25.027
  • Here's the curse:"Then to Adam God said,
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:28.197
  • 'Because you have heededthe voice of your wife,
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:30.232
  • and have eaten from the treeof which I commanded you,
  • 00:17:30.265 --> 00:17:32.434
  • saying,"You shall not eat of it":
  • 00:17:32.468 --> 00:17:34.536
  • cursed is the groundfor your sake;
  • 00:17:34.570 --> 00:17:36.672
  • in toil you shall eat of itall the days of your life.
  • 00:17:36.705 --> 00:17:39.641
  • But thorns and thistlesit shall bring forth for you,
  • 00:17:39.675 --> 00:17:42.811
  • and you shall eatthe herb of the field.
  • 00:17:42.845 --> 00:17:44.379
  • In the sweat of your faceyou shall eat bread
  • 00:17:44.413 --> 00:17:46.648
  • till you return to the ground,
  • 00:17:46.682 --> 00:17:47.983
  • for out of ityou were taken;
  • 00:17:48.016 --> 00:17:49.318
  • for dust you are,and to dust you shall return.'"
  • 00:17:49.351 --> 00:17:52.187
  • That's the curse, it's the curseof death and decay.
  • 00:17:52.221 --> 00:17:55.524
  • Now, the Bible says, when we get
  • 00:17:55.557 --> 00:17:57.926
  • to the new heavenand the new earth,
  • 00:17:57.960 --> 00:17:59.261
  • there'll be no more curse.
  • 00:17:59.294 --> 00:18:00.596
  • The curse will be reversed.
  • 00:18:00.629 --> 00:18:02.764
  • Because of man's Fall into sin,
  • 00:18:02.798 --> 00:18:05.067
  • a curse was pronouncedover this creation,
  • 00:18:05.100 --> 00:18:07.636
  • and God sent his Soninto the world
  • 00:18:07.669 --> 00:18:09.404
  • to redeem that creationfrom the results of sin,
  • 00:18:09.438 --> 00:18:12.040
  • and the work of Christis not just to save
  • 00:18:12.074 --> 00:18:14.343
  • the innumerable throngof blood-bought people.
  • 00:18:14.376 --> 00:18:17.112
  • The total work of Christis nothing less
  • 00:18:17.146 --> 00:18:19.581
  • than to redeemthis entire creation
  • 00:18:19.615 --> 00:18:22.251
  • from the effects of sin.
  • 00:18:22.284 --> 00:18:24.019
  • That purposewill not be accomplished
  • 00:18:24.052 --> 00:18:25.621
  • until God has ushered inthe new earth,
  • 00:18:25.654 --> 00:18:28.023
  • until paradise lostbecomes paradise regained.
  • 00:18:28.056 --> 00:18:32.728
  • Finally, the third thing.
  • 00:18:32.761 --> 00:18:34.363
  • Not only the removal of the seaand the reversal of the curse,
  • 00:18:34.396 --> 00:18:37.266
  • but number three, letter C,the restoration of all things.
  • 00:18:37.299 --> 00:18:41.470
  • Ephesians 1:10 puts it this way:
  • 00:18:41.503 --> 00:18:44.439
  • "That in the dispensationof the fullness of times,"
  • 00:18:44.473 --> 00:18:47.242
  • at the end of time,
  • 00:18:47.276 --> 00:18:48.977
  • "God might gather togetherin one all things in Christ,"
  • 00:18:49.011 --> 00:18:53.415
  • now watch this,
  • 00:18:53.448 --> 00:18:54.750
  • "both which are in heavenand which are in earth--in him."
  • 00:18:54.783 --> 00:19:00.923
  • God's plan of the ages
  • 00:19:00.956 --> 00:19:02.257
  • is to bring all things in heavenand on earth together
  • 00:19:02.291 --> 00:19:06.228
  • under one head,even Christ.
  • 00:19:06.261 --> 00:19:08.630
  • Today, there isa great separation
  • 00:19:08.664 --> 00:19:11.099
  • between heaven and earth,
  • 00:19:11.133 --> 00:19:12.668
  • but when Paul uses the term"all things,"
  • 00:19:12.701 --> 00:19:15.571
  • he's being very inclusive.
  • 00:19:15.604 --> 00:19:17.406
  • Nothing will be left out.
  • 00:19:17.439 --> 00:19:19.007
  • Christ will make heaveninto earth
  • 00:19:19.041 --> 00:19:21.176
  • and earth into heaven.
  • 00:19:21.210 --> 00:19:22.578
  • And the wall that separatesheaven and earth
  • 00:19:22.611 --> 00:19:24.813
  • will be forever demolished.
  • 00:19:24.846 --> 00:19:26.248
  • There will be one universe
  • 00:19:26.281 --> 00:19:27.583
  • and all things in heavenand on earth will be together
  • 00:19:27.616 --> 00:19:30.552
  • under the headshipof the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:30.586 --> 00:19:33.255
  • And God's plan is that therewill be no more gulf
  • 00:19:33.288 --> 00:19:35.958
  • between the spiritualand the physical worlds.
  • 00:19:35.991 --> 00:19:38.627
  • There will be one cosmos,
  • 00:19:38.660 --> 00:19:40.262
  • one universe unitedunder one Lord forever and ever.
  • 00:19:40.295 --> 00:19:43.932
  • This isthe unstoppable plan of God.
  • 00:19:43.966 --> 00:19:46.835
  • This is where historyis headed.
  • 00:19:46.868 --> 00:19:48.704
  • This is where we're all going,to a new heaven and a new earth.
  • 00:19:48.737 --> 00:19:53.809
  • The lesson is what most modernswould call a paradigm shift.
  • 00:19:53.842 --> 00:19:57.679
  • How does this changeour thinking?
  • 00:19:57.713 --> 00:19:59.381
  • Let me just give youtwo thoughts.
  • 00:19:59.414 --> 00:20:00.816
  • Number one,gives you a new appreciation
  • 00:20:00.849 --> 00:20:02.784
  • for the worldin which we now live.
  • 00:20:02.818 --> 00:20:05.053
  • You know, as Christians,we have a reputation
  • 00:20:05.087 --> 00:20:07.155
  • of being very poor ecologists.
  • 00:20:07.189 --> 00:20:09.958
  • We have a reputation
  • 00:20:09.992 --> 00:20:11.293
  • of always badmouthingthe tree-huggers
  • 00:20:11.326 --> 00:20:13.195
  • and all that sort of thing,you know.
  • 00:20:13.228 --> 00:20:15.731
  • And you know, I don't knowthat that's necessarily true.
  • 00:20:15.764 --> 00:20:17.466
  • I don't believe that's true,
  • 00:20:17.499 --> 00:20:18.800
  • but I understand why itcould be true
  • 00:20:18.834 --> 00:20:20.569
  • because, you see,if a Christian believes
  • 00:20:20.602 --> 00:20:22.604
  • that this worldis just a temporary thing
  • 00:20:22.638 --> 00:20:24.439
  • that's not ever gonna haveany purpose in the future
  • 00:20:24.473 --> 00:20:26.408
  • and our home is up there,
  • 00:20:26.441 --> 00:20:27.776
  • and this earth is no goodand it's trashy
  • 00:20:27.809 --> 00:20:29.945
  • and it's gonna betotally destroyed,
  • 00:20:29.978 --> 00:20:31.913
  • why would you spend any timetrying to take care of it?
  • 00:20:31.947 --> 00:20:34.950
  • Even though that'sone of our commands
  • 00:20:34.983 --> 00:20:36.985
  • in the early partof the book of Genesis,
  • 00:20:37.019 --> 00:20:39.021
  • to care for the earth.
  • 00:20:39.054 --> 00:20:41.123
  • Well, you see, when youunderstand that this earth
  • 00:20:41.156 --> 00:20:43.558
  • is not gonna be destroyedbut refreshed,
  • 00:20:43.592 --> 00:20:46.295
  • when you understandthat this earth
  • 00:20:46.328 --> 00:20:47.996
  • in some measure that wemay not fully understand
  • 00:20:48.030 --> 00:20:50.198
  • is gonna be a partof your future destiny,
  • 00:20:50.232 --> 00:20:53.402
  • your future homefor ever and ever,
  • 00:20:53.435 --> 00:20:55.671
  • you will look at this worldin a whole different way.
  • 00:20:55.704 --> 00:20:58.874
  • Sometimes when John says
  • 00:20:58.907 --> 00:21:00.208
  • not to love the world,we misunderstand.
  • 00:21:00.242 --> 00:21:02.177
  • He's not talkingabout the created world.
  • 00:21:02.210 --> 00:21:03.812
  • He's talking aboutthe world system.
  • 00:21:03.845 --> 00:21:05.580
  • He's saying don't lovethe system of the world,
  • 00:21:05.614 --> 00:21:07.182
  • but don't stop loving the world.
  • 00:21:07.215 --> 00:21:08.717
  • This is my Father's world.
  • 00:21:08.750 --> 00:21:11.219
  • It's a beautiful worldhe's created.
  • 00:21:11.253 --> 00:21:12.888
  • And we almost discredit God
  • 00:21:12.921 --> 00:21:15.624
  • by our attitudetoward this world sometimes.
  • 00:21:15.657 --> 00:21:18.493
  • God created thisin the beginning;
  • 00:21:18.527 --> 00:21:21.029
  • and, yes,we've messed it up for him;
  • 00:21:21.063 --> 00:21:23.165
  • but one day, praise the Lord,he's gonna come back
  • 00:21:23.198 --> 00:21:25.734
  • and in one moment of timehe's gonna just totally fix
  • 00:21:25.767 --> 00:21:28.870
  • everythingthat's been messed up.
  • 00:21:28.904 --> 00:21:30.972
  • And the worldthat he created
  • 00:21:31.006 --> 00:21:32.774
  • when he said,"Let there be light,"
  • 00:21:32.808 --> 00:21:36.411
  • will again be the pristine worldof our Creator God,
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  • and we shall live and reignwith him forever and ever.
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  • A new appreciationfor the world in which we live,
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  • and then secondly and lastly,
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  • a new appreciation for the worldto which we're going.
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  • A little girl was visitingthe country
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  • and she was struckby the brilliance
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  • of the night skies.
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  • She said to her mom,"Mom," listen to this.
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  • "If heaven is so prettyon the wrong side,
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  • what in the worldis it gonna look like
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  • on the right side?"
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  • And that's my sentiment exactly.
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  • The right side of heaven
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  • is certainly splendidbeyond comparison.
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  • It is a place characterizedby laughter without tears
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  • and life without deathand singing without mourning
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  • and contentment without cryingand pleasure without pain.
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  • And our Lord and SaviorJesus Christ will be there
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  • and our lovingheavenly Father will be there
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  • and the blessed Holy Spiritwill be there.
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  • And there will be a new heavenand a new earth,
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  • crowned by a resplendent citycalled the New Jerusalem
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  • and, my friend, I'm going there.
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  • I'm going there.
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  • And I don't haveall the answers.
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  • I can't figure it all out,but the same God
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  • who magnificently createdthis world
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  • is going to refresh this worldand, one day,
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  • we are going to ruleand reign with him
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  • in this perfect placecalled heaven
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  • and the only way I can tell youthat that can be yours
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  • is by giving you
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  • the same formulathat God gave me.
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  • Here it is.
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  • He said, through his Son Jesus,"I am the way,"
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  • not I am not one of the ways.
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  • "I am the way,the truth, and the life."
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  • Now, listen to this.This is very exclusive.
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  • This is really, this is reallynot politically correct.
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  • This is just biblically correct.
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  • Here's what he said:
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  • "I am the way,the truth, and the life.
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  • No man, no mancomes to the Father
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  • except through me."
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  • You wanna live on this earth
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  • refreshed and made beautifulby the Lord
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  • in a place we call heavenin the New Jerusalem,
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  • you better make sure you
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  • have made your peace with Godthrough Jesus Christ.
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  • And you ask him to beyour Savior and Lord
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  • and he will do it.
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  • And he will do itright now, right here,
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  • right where you are.
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  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return in a moment
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  • to close today's programright after this.
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  • announcer: There area lot of myths, rumors,
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  • and conjectureabout heaven,
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  • but what can you believe?
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  • What is fact,and what is fiction?
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  • as Dr. Jeremiah answers
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  • your most pressing questionsabout the afterlife,
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  • questions like,"How do we get to heaven?"
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  • "Who will be there?"and "Where exactly is it?"
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  • Dive into this studywith Dr. Jeremiah, and discover
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  • announcer: And nowwith one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah:As beautiful as it is,
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  • our earth isonly a tarnished version
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  • of God's originalglorious Creation.
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  • The entrance of sin affectednot only people, but the planet.
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  • Fortunately, Jesus Christcame to remove
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  • the curse of sin
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  • and make a new heavenand new earth possible.
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  • He also made it possible for youand me to become new creations
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  • by being born again.
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  • I hope you have placedyour faith in Christ
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  • and received the giftof new life that he offers.
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  • And I would loveto encourage you
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  • in your consideration of Christ
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We will havesharper minds, stronger bodies,
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  • clearer purpose,and unabated joy,
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  • and we will serve the Lordfor 1000 years
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  • on this earth as it is,reigning and ruling with him.
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  • Can you imaginea reign of righteousness
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  • with all godly peoplein every single position,
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  • having not hadto be elected there
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  • but appointed thereby King Jesus?
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "What on EarthIs the Millennium?"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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