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The New Heaven And The New Earth

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  • male announcer: For millennia,humans have looked up
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  • into the sky and wonderedwhat lies ahead of them
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  • in the afterlife.
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  • Our souls innately desirean answer to what is perhaps
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  • life'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 concealthe details
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  • about your eternalresting 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 detailsare written in the pages
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  • of Scripture:
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  • what heaven will look like,
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  • 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 body will appearfor eternity.
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  • That is but just a sliverof what we can know about
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  • eternity which promisesto be a place beyond
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  • your wildest dreams.
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  • All you have to do is openthe Bible, and you'll find
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  • that, inside, 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 the movie
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  • of world history on rewindand be transported
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  • back a few hundred years,we, the industrialized
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  • nations of the world,I mean, would probably
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  • do a few thingsdifferently to take better
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  • care of the earththat God created.
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  • While we can't undothe past, we can
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  • certainly be betterstewards today.
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  • And there's one more thingwe can do.
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  • We can look forwardto the new heaven
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  • and new earth that Godhas 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 about
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  • what is going to happen to thisplanet before eternity begins.
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  • So stay tuned and we'll studyit together right here
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  • on today's editionof "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: InsideDr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven,"
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah willlead you through 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, willyou be reunited in heaven?"
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  • "How are our soulstransported to heaven?"
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  • and "Where exactly is itlocated?"
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  • As you read, you'll discoverthat the more you know
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  • about heaven, the moreyou'll live in the reality
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  • that awaits you every day.
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  • female announcer:Thank you for watching
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof 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. Jeremiahwith 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 emerged from timeto time with the anticipation
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  • of an era when the earthwould be at 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 you're prayingfor, that the conditions
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  • of heaven will be foundat last on this earth.
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  • Now, those of us who have sometheology know that that is
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  • not going to ever happenduring the current
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  • reign of death on this earth,but it is the hope
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  • that 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,and then we are taught
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  • to pray this bythe Spirit of the Lord.
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  • And this is what the writerof Hebrews had in mind when
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  • he was describing some peoplewho had suffered greatly
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  • and were managing to getthrough that suffering
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  • because they had a hope.
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  • It says, "For those who saysuch things declare plainly
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  • that they seek a homeland.
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  • But now they desirea better, that is,
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  • a heavenly country."
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  • They have a hope withinthem, and it was the hope
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  • for that eternal utopiathat got them
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  • through the toughtimes 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, thereis a desire for what
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  • our first parents enjoyed.
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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.
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  • It's programmed intothe software of our humanity.
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  • This dream finds its expressionin many beautiful passages
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  • in the Scripture,both in the Old Testament
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  • and in the New.
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  • So I want to gowith you, first of all,
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  • to the promise of a newheaven and a new earth.
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  • That's Roman numeral one,the promise of a new heaven
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  • and a new earth.
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  • If you read the Bible carefully,you will discover that salted
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  • throughout the Scriptureare little promises
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  • that this is whatis going to happen.
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  • For instance,in Isaiah chapter 66
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  • and 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 whenthere will be a new heaven
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  • and a new earthand it will last forever.
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  • He said, "It will bebefore me forever."
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  • Later on, Isaiah also reportsthat this new heaven and this
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  • new earth will be so wonderful,so completely beautiful that it
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  • will cause us to forgetwhat we know about
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  • the earth as it is today.
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  • Listen to Isaiah 65:17.
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  • "And behold, I create newheavens and a new earth,
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  • and the former shallnot be remembered
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  • or even come to mind."
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  • Peter suggests that this newheaven and this new earth
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  • will be a place whererighteousness dwells.
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  • 2 Peter 3:13 we read thesewords: "Nevertheless we,
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  • according to his promise,look for new heavens
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  • and a new earth in whichrighteousness dwells."
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  • Notice what the writer Johnsays from his position
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  • on the Isle of Patmosin Revelation chapter 21
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  • and verse 1and then verse 5.
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  • Here's what he says.
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  • "Now I saw a newheaven and a new earth,
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  • for the first heavenand the first earth
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  • had passed awayand 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 goingto make everything about
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  • this earthand these heavens new.
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  • Now, I want to talk with you,
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  • secondly, about the purificationof the new heaven
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  • and 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 Bibles awayfrom Revelation chapter 21,
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  • back just a fewbooks to 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 informationin the Old
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  • and the New Testaments, youdiscover that the new heaven
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  • and the new earthwill not appear
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  • until the followingthings happen.
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  • First of all, there willbe a time of tribulation,
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  • seven years; at the endof which, there will be
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  • a great battle calledthe battle of Armageddon.
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  • Then there will be usheredin a period of time
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  • for 1.000 years calledthe millennium.
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  • At the end of the millennium,there'll 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 and all those
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  • who have rejected Christthroughout history will be
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  • coming beforethe Great White Throne judgments
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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 evil of the earthwill be judged and sent
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  • to the lake of fire.
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  • Immediately after that, John 21says Almighty God is going
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  • to purify the earth.
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  • Now watch what happens.
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  • Almighty God is going to dosomething that most people
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  • are quite surprisedto learn about.
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  • 2 Peter 3:10 through 12 says,"But the day of the Lord will
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  • come as a thief in the night,in which the heavens
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  • pass pass away witha great noise and the elements
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  • will meltwith fervent heat.
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  • Both the earth and the works
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  • that are in itwill be burned up.
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  • The heavens will be dissolved,being on fire,
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  • and the elements willmelt with fervent heat."
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  • That is going to happen,according to the Scripture,
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  • immediately afterthe millennial period.
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  • After the 1.000 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 that heaven
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  • and earth will pass away?
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  • For as long as I can remember,I have believed that this earth
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  • and the heavens that surroundit would be annihilated,
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  • totally destroyed.
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  • In other words, God wasgoing to give up on this world,
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  • totally wipe it out,and start all over from scratch.
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  • I now realize that I wasmistaken in my understanding,
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  • and so are many othersas I have learned.
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  • I am comforted by the knowledgethat many teachers who have
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  • had thought processes like myown confess to having believed
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  • that and then having discoveredas they 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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  • has written a tremendous bookon the subject called "Heaven."
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  • Randy Alcorn saysthis in his book.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • "For many years as a Biblestudent 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 God wasgoing to destroy the earth,
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  • abandon hisoriginal design and plan,
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  • and start over byimplementing a new plan
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  • in an unearthly heaven.
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  • Only in the past 15 yearshave my eyes been open
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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 earth and the worksthat are in it will be burned
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  • up, and the heavens will bedissolved, being on fire."
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  • The word burned upin that passage of Scripture
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  • does not appear that wayin the early Greek manuscripts.
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  • In fact, if youhave a copy of
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  • the New International Version,
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  • it translates that phrase"laid bare."
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  • The actual word in the textconveys the idea of being
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  • uncovered or laidopen for exposure.
  • 00:11:53.462 --> 00:11:56.866
  • In other words, Peter is nottalking about destroying
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  • the earth, but ratherabout purifying the earth.
  • 00:11:59.668 --> 00:12:03.305
  • Another key word in thispassage is the word new.
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  • Listen to what Henry Morris
  • 00:12:06.876 --> 00:12:08.844
  • says about this passage.
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  • You know what?
  • 00:12:10.679 --> 00:12:11.981
  • I'll go to war with Henry Morrison the Bible 'cause I know
  • 00:12:12.014 --> 00:12:14.617
  • he knows the Word of God,and this is what he says.
  • 00:12:14.650 --> 00:12:16.552
  • "In both the Oldand New Testament passages,
  • 00:12:16.585 --> 00:12:19.121
  • the words for new meannew in respect to existence;
  • 00:12:19.155 --> 00:12:23.425
  • that is, a new heavenand a new earth could
  • 00:12:23.459 --> 00:12:26.695
  • be properly translateda fresh heaven
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  • and a fresh earth.
  • 00:12:29.198 --> 00:12:31.267
  • It is just like the first,except that all of its age-long
  • 00:12:31.300 --> 00:12:35.171
  • ravages of decay have beenexpunged and it is
  • 00:12:35.204 --> 00:12:38.174
  • fresh and new again."
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  • Are you with me?
  • 00:12:40.843 --> 00:12:42.511
  • Are we all together here?
  • 00:12:42.545 --> 00:12:44.280
  • All right, we've talkedabout the information
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  • and the interpretation.
  • 00:12:46.916 --> 00:12:48.384
  • Now I want to giveyou an illustration.
  • 00:12:48.417 --> 00:12:50.186
  • And isn't it wonderfulthat the illustration
  • 00:12:50.219 --> 00:12:51.821
  • is right in the Bible,right in the same
  • 00:12:51.854 --> 00:12:53.589
  • passage of 2 Peter?
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  • 2 Peter chapter 3,verses 5 through 7,
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  • this is about the floodthat took place during
  • 00:12:58.561 --> 00:13:00.329
  • the time of Noah.
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  • Are you with me?Here we go.
  • 00:13:01.697 --> 00:13:03.465
  • 2 Peter chapter 3, verse 5:
  • 00:13:03.499 --> 00:13:05.701
  • "For this they willfully forget,that by the Word of God
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  • the heavens were of oldand the earth standing out
  • 00:13:08.304 --> 00:13:11.507
  • of water and in the waterby which the world
  • 00:13:11.540 --> 00:13:13.642
  • that then existed perished,being flooded with water.
  • 00:13:13.676 --> 00:13:18.781
  • But the heavens and the earthwhich are now preserved
  • 00:13:18.814 --> 00:13:21.884
  • by the same word arereserved for fire
  • 00:13:21.917 --> 00:13:24.153
  • until the day of judgmentand perdition
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  • upon godly men."
  • 00:13:25.521 --> 00:13:26.956
  • Now, what could thispossibly have to do
  • 00:13:26.989 --> 00:13:28.557
  • with the new heavensand new earth?
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  • Listen now carefully'cause this is key.
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  • Peter gives to us the keyof understanding fire
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  • by telling us about water.
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  • He helps us comprehendthe meaning of the final
  • 00:13:38.167 --> 00:13:41.737
  • purging of the heaven and earthby describing the earlier
  • 00:13:41.770 --> 00:13:45.541
  • purification that tookplace in the days of Noah.
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  • Now I want to askyou some questions.
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  • Did the flood in Noah'stime annihilate the earth?
  • 00:13:51.580 --> 00:13:56.051
  • Did it?
  • 00:13:56.085 --> 00:13:57.686
  • The flood was certainlydestructive and cataclysmic,
  • 00:13:57.720 --> 00:13:59.855
  • but it did notobliterate the world.
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  • God preserved Noahand his family
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  • so that they could reinhabitthe world that was made ready
  • 00:14:04.960 --> 00:14:07.930
  • for them by the cleansingand purification of the flood.
  • 00:14:07.963 --> 00:14:10.966
  • In this same manner, God willnot cause the present earth
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:15.537
  • to cease to exist bythe fire that will come
  • 00:14:15.571 --> 00:14:18.908
  • at the end of the age.
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  • The fire will have a muchgreater purifying effect
  • 00:14:20.609 --> 00:14:23.579
  • upon the worldthan water did,
  • 00:14:23.612 --> 00:14:25.247
  • but it will notdestroy the world.
  • 00:14:25.281 --> 00:14:27.516
  • And just as Noah and his familywere protected in the ark,
  • 00:14:27.549 --> 00:14:31.220
  • God's people will beprotected in the New Jerusalem,
  • 00:14:31.253 --> 00:14:34.590
  • which we discovered recentlyis not on the earth
  • 00:14:34.623 --> 00:14:36.892
  • yet but is hoveringabove the earth.
  • 00:14:36.926 --> 00:14:38.694
  • We'll be present--that willbe our ark of safety
  • 00:14:38.727 --> 00:14:41.397
  • during the purificationof the earth.
  • 00:14:41.430 --> 00:14:44.333
  • So we have the promiseof a new heaven and earth,
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  • and we have the purificationof the new heaven and earth.
  • 00:14:46.735 --> 00:14:49.538
  • And now I wantto give you, thirdly,
  • 00:14:49.571 --> 00:14:52.374
  • some principlesof the new heaven and earth
  • 00:14:52.408 --> 00:14:54.243
  • which are truly--they are--theyset you back on your heels,
  • 00:14:54.276 --> 00:14:58.280
  • I'll tell you, 'cause I wantto tell you what this is
  • 00:14:58.314 --> 00:15:01.116
  • all going to be like.
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  • When this new heavenand new earth is finished
  • 00:15:02.651 --> 00:15:04.954
  • and God has purified itand it's still the same earth
  • 00:15:04.987 --> 00:15:07.790
  • and still the same heavenbut it has been purged,
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  • it's been made fresh,
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  • and all of the sin stainsare gone and all the evidences
  • 00:15:11.627 --> 00:15:14.563
  • of death are gone and allthe signs of disease
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  • are gone, what is the worldgoing to be like then?
  • 00:15:17.199 --> 00:15:20.602
  • Well, go backto Revelation 21, with me,
  • 00:15:20.636 --> 00:15:23.305
  • verse 1 and let me give youone thing we know for sure.
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  • And this will shock some of you,it may even disappoint
  • 00:15:25.674 --> 00:15:27.776
  • some of you, but I hopeyou'll be all right with it
  • 00:15:27.810 --> 00:15:29.411
  • when we get done.
  • 00:15:29.445 --> 00:15:31.013
  • Revelation 21:1 says, "Now I sawa new heaven and a new earth,
  • 00:15:31.046 --> 00:15:36.085
  • for the first heavenand the first earth
  • 00:15:36.118 --> 00:15:38.420
  • had passed awayand there was no more sea."
  • 00:15:38.454 --> 00:15:44.159
  • You say, "Well, I can'timagine a world
  • 00:15:44.193 --> 00:15:46.929
  • that's beautifulwithout the sea."
  • 00:15:46.962 --> 00:15:49.999
  • Well, don't forgetthat in the New Jerusalem,
  • 00:15:50.032 --> 00:15:54.103
  • flowing down from the throneof God there is a river and it
  • 00:15:54.136 --> 00:15:58.073
  • is a great river that runsout into tributaries;
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  • and it's fresh water,not saltwater.
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  • Because you see,salt is a preservative
  • 00:16:03.312 --> 00:16:05.748
  • so that decaywon't take place.
  • 00:16:05.781 --> 00:16:07.916
  • But in the new heavensand the new earth,
  • 00:16:07.950 --> 00:16:09.518
  • there'll be no decay,there'll be no need for salt.
  • 00:16:09.551 --> 00:16:12.388
  • And the fresh waters will flowout throughout the world
  • 00:16:12.421 --> 00:16:15.891
  • and it'll be more beautifulthan anything you can imagine,
  • 00:16:15.924 --> 00:16:18.761
  • with the trees that are growingside by side along the river
  • 00:16:18.794 --> 00:16:22.564
  • with different fruitsevery month which you
  • 00:16:22.598 --> 00:16:25.367
  • can pick off and eat, and withleaves that provide a quality
  • 00:16:25.401 --> 00:16:29.204
  • of life that is beyondanything we have ever known.
  • 00:16:29.238 --> 00:16:32.474
  • When he remakes the earthand makes it fresh,
  • 00:16:32.508 --> 00:16:35.377
  • watch what he does.
  • 00:16:35.411 --> 00:16:38.180
  • Secondly, I want you to notethe reversal of the curse.
  • 00:16:38.213 --> 00:16:41.183
  • Notice verse 3 of chapter 22in Revelation.
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  • Revelation 22:3: "And thereshall be no more curse,
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:50.459
  • but the throne of Godand the lamb shall be
  • 00:16:50.492 --> 00:16:53.462
  • in it and the servantsshall serve him."
  • 00:16:53.495 --> 00:16:54.797
  • Now, what is the curse?
  • 00:16:54.830 --> 00:16:56.298
  • It's not what youhear at work every week.
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  • It's not the languageof the street.
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  • The curse is a particularevent that took place,
  • 00:17:01.403 --> 00:17:04.473
  • and you rememberwhen that happened.
  • 00:17:04.506 --> 00:17:06.008
  • In the Garden of Edenbecause man violated
  • 00:17:06.041 --> 00:17:10.145
  • God's commands,God cursed the earth.
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  • Let me refresh your memory.
  • 00:17:14.483 --> 00:17:16.018
  • Go back with meto the book of Genesis
  • 00:17:16.051 --> 00:17:18.287
  • chapter 3, Genesis 3and following verse 17.
  • 00:17:18.320 --> 00:17:23.425
  • Here's the curse.
  • 00:17:23.459 --> 00:17:25.494
  • "Then to Adam God said,'Because you have heeded
  • 00:17:25.527 --> 00:17:27.896
  • the voice of your wifeand have eaten from the tree
  • 00:17:27.930 --> 00:17:30.065
  • of which I commandedyou, saying,
  • 00:17:30.099 --> 00:17:31.433
  • 'You shall not eat of it,'cursed is the ground
  • 00:17:31.467 --> 00:17:34.303
  • for your sake; in toilyou shall eat of it
  • 00:17:34.336 --> 00:17:37.172
  • all the days of your life.
  • 00:17:37.206 --> 00:17:38.740
  • Both thorns and thistles itshall bring forth for you.
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  • And you shall eatthe herb of the field.
  • 00:17:41.009 --> 00:17:43.412
  • In the sweat of your face youshall eat bread till you
  • 00:17:43.445 --> 00:17:45.747
  • return to the ground,for out of it you were taken.
  • 00:17:45.781 --> 00:17:48.016
  • For dust you are,and to dust you shall return.'"
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:50.953
  • That's the curse.
  • 00:17:50.986 --> 00:17:52.287
  • It's the curse of deathand decay.
  • 00:17:52.321 --> 00:17:54.189
  • Now the Bible says whenwe get to the new heaven
  • 00:17:54.223 --> 00:17:57.226
  • and the new earth,there'll be no more curse.
  • 00:17:57.259 --> 00:17:59.361
  • The curse will be reversed.
  • 00:17:59.394 --> 00:18:01.330
  • Because of man's fall into sin,a curse was pronounced
  • 00:18:01.363 --> 00:18:04.666
  • over this creation.
  • 00:18:04.700 --> 00:18:06.268
  • And God sent his soninto the world to redeem
  • 00:18:06.301 --> 00:18:08.537
  • that creationfrom the results of sin.
  • 00:18:08.570 --> 00:18:10.772
  • And the work of Christ is notjust to save the innumerable
  • 00:18:10.806 --> 00:18:13.976
  • throng of blood-bought people,the total work of Christ
  • 00:18:14.009 --> 00:18:17.479
  • is nothing less than to redeemthis entire creation
  • 00:18:17.513 --> 00:18:20.682
  • from the effects of sin.
  • 00:18:20.716 --> 00:18:22.818
  • That purpose will not beaccomplished until God
  • 00:18:22.851 --> 00:18:25.053
  • has ushered in the new earth,until paradise lost
  • 00:18:25.087 --> 00:18:28.690
  • becomes paradise regained.
  • 00:18:28.724 --> 00:18:31.360
  • Finally the third thing, notonly the removal of the sea
  • 00:18:31.393 --> 00:18:34.496
  • and the reversal of the curse,but number three, letter C,
  • 00:18:34.530 --> 00:18:37.933
  • the restoration of all things.
  • 00:18:37.966 --> 00:18:39.668
  • Ephesians 1:10 puts it this way:"that in the dispensation
  • 00:18:39.701 --> 00:18:44.640
  • of the fullness of times,"at the end of time,
  • 00:18:44.673 --> 00:18:46.875
  • God "might gather togetherin one all things in Christ."
  • 00:18:46.909 --> 00:18:52.281
  • Now watch this.
  • 00:18:52.314 --> 00:18:53.615
  • "Both which are in heavenand which are in earth, in him."
  • 00:18:53.649 --> 00:18:58.487
  • God's plan of the ages isto bring all things in heaven
  • 00:18:58.520 --> 00:19:03.225
  • and on earth togetherunder one head,
  • 00:19:03.258 --> 00:19:06.361
  • even Christ.
  • 00:19:06.395 --> 00:19:07.696
  • Today, there isa great separation
  • 00:19:07.729 --> 00:19:10.165
  • between heaven and earth.
  • 00:19:10.199 --> 00:19:11.500
  • But when Paul usesthe term all things,
  • 00:19:11.533 --> 00:19:14.469
  • he's being very inclusive.
  • 00:19:14.503 --> 00:19:16.305
  • Nothing will be left out.
  • 00:19:16.338 --> 00:19:18.173
  • Christ will make heaveninto earth and earth
  • 00:19:18.207 --> 00:19:20.442
  • into heaven, and the wallthat separates heaven
  • 00:19:20.475 --> 00:19:23.078
  • and earth will beforever demolished.
  • 00:19:23.111 --> 00:19:25.214
  • There will be one universeand all things in heaven
  • 00:19:25.247 --> 00:19:27.516
  • and on earth will be togetherunder the headship
  • 00:19:27.549 --> 00:19:30.319
  • of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:30.352 --> 00:19:32.287
  • And God's plan is that therewill be no more gulf
  • 00:19:32.321 --> 00:19:34.690
  • between the spiritualand the physical worlds.
  • 00:19:34.723 --> 00:19:37.259
  • There will be one cosmos,one universe united
  • 00:19:37.292 --> 00:19:39.861
  • under one Lordforever and ever.
  • 00:19:39.895 --> 00:19:41.763
  • This is the unstoppableplan of God.
  • 00:19:41.797 --> 00:19:45.467
  • This is wherehistory is headed.
  • 00:19:45.500 --> 00:19:47.736
  • This is where we're all going,to a new heaven and a new earth.
  • 00:19:47.769 --> 00:19:51.907
  • The lesson is what most modernswould call a paradigm shift.
  • 00:19:51.940 --> 00:19:55.811
  • How does thischange our thinking?
  • 00:19:55.844 --> 00:19:58.247
  • Let me just giveyou two thoughts.
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:19:59.748
  • Number one, gives you a newappreciation for the world
  • 00:19:59.781 --> 00:20:02.217
  • in which we now live.
  • 00:20:02.251 --> 00:20:03.719
  • You know, as Christians,we have a reputation
  • 00:20:03.752 --> 00:20:06.054
  • of being very poor ecologists.
  • 00:20:06.088 --> 00:20:08.690
  • We have a reputation of alwaysbad-mouthing the tree huggers
  • 00:20:08.724 --> 00:20:11.693
  • and all that sort of thing,you know?
  • 00:20:11.727 --> 00:20:13.695
  • And, you know, I don't knowthat that's necessarily true.
  • 00:20:13.729 --> 00:20:16.565
  • I don't believe that's true,but I understand why
  • 00:20:16.598 --> 00:20:18.300
  • it could be true.
  • 00:20:18.333 --> 00:20:20.135
  • Because you see, if a Christianbelieves that this world is just
  • 00:20:20.168 --> 00:20:22.371
  • a temporary thing that's notever going to have any purpose
  • 00:20:22.404 --> 00:20:24.473
  • in the future and our home is upthere and this earth is no good
  • 00:20:24.506 --> 00:20:27.442
  • and it's trashy and it's goingto be totally destroyed,
  • 00:20:27.476 --> 00:20:30.545
  • why would you spend any timetrying to take care of it;
  • 00:20:30.579 --> 00:20:33.982
  • even though that'sone of our commands
  • 00:20:34.016 --> 00:20:35.817
  • in the early partof the book of Genesis,
  • 00:20:35.851 --> 00:20:37.486
  • to care for the earth?
  • 00:20:37.519 --> 00:20:39.488
  • Well, you see, when youunderstand that this earth
  • 00:20:39.521 --> 00:20:42.291
  • is not going to bedestroyed but refreshed,
  • 00:20:42.324 --> 00:20:45.093
  • when you understand that thisearth in some measure
  • 00:20:45.127 --> 00:20:47.863
  • that we may not fullyunderstand is going to be
  • 00:20:47.896 --> 00:20:49.631
  • a part of your future destiny,
  • 00:20:49.665 --> 00:20:51.833
  • your future home foreverand ever, you will look
  • 00:20:51.867 --> 00:20:54.803
  • at this worldin a whole different way.
  • 00:20:54.836 --> 00:20:57.172
  • Sometimes when John saysnot to love the world,
  • 00:20:57.205 --> 00:20:59.908
  • we misunderstand.
  • 00:20:59.941 --> 00:21:01.410
  • He's not talkingabout the created world,
  • 00:21:01.443 --> 00:21:02.978
  • he's talking aboutthe world system.
  • 00:21:03.011 --> 00:21:04.813
  • He's saying, "Don't lovethe system of the world,
  • 00:21:04.846 --> 00:21:06.548
  • but don't stoploving the world.
  • 00:21:06.581 --> 00:21:08.250
  • This is my Father's world."
  • 00:21:08.283 --> 00:21:10.052
  • It's a beautiful worldhe's created,
  • 00:21:10.085 --> 00:21:11.586
  • and we almost discreditGod by our attitude
  • 00:21:11.620 --> 00:21:15.090
  • toward this world sometimes.
  • 00:21:15.123 --> 00:21:16.958
  • God created thisin the beginning.
  • 00:21:16.992 --> 00:21:19.428
  • And yes, we'vemessed it up for him,
  • 00:21:19.461 --> 00:21:21.863
  • but one day, praise the Lord,he's going to come back
  • 00:21:21.897 --> 00:21:23.999
  • and in one moment of timehe's going to just totally
  • 00:21:24.032 --> 00:21:27.336
  • fix everything that's beenmessed up in the world
  • 00:21:27.369 --> 00:21:30.205
  • that he created.
  • 00:21:30.238 --> 00:21:31.640
  • When he said,"Let there be light,"
  • 00:21:31.673 --> 00:21:34.910
  • will again be the pristineworld of our creator God,
  • 00:21:34.943 --> 00:21:39.548
  • and we shall live and reignwith him forever and ever.
  • 00:21:39.581 --> 00:21:42.818
  • A new appreciation for the worldin which we live.
  • 00:21:42.851 --> 00:21:45.821
  • And then secondly and lastly,a new appreciation
  • 00:21:45.854 --> 00:21:48.623
  • for the world to whichwe're going.
  • 00:21:48.657 --> 00:21:51.593
  • A little girl was visitingthe country and she
  • 00:21:51.626 --> 00:21:55.597
  • was struck by the brillianceof the night skies.
  • 00:21:55.630 --> 00:21:58.567
  • She said to her mom,"Mom," listen to this,
  • 00:21:58.600 --> 00:22:03.171
  • "if heaven is so prettyon the wrong side,
  • 00:22:03.205 --> 00:22:04.906
  • what in the world is it goingto look like on the right side?"
  • 00:22:04.940 --> 00:22:09.177
  • That's my sentiment exactly.
  • 00:22:09.211 --> 00:22:11.580
  • The right side of heavenis certainly splendid
  • 00:22:11.613 --> 00:22:13.281
  • beyond comparison.
  • 00:22:13.315 --> 00:22:15.016
  • It is a place characterizedby laughter without tears,
  • 00:22:15.050 --> 00:22:18.019
  • and life without death,and singing without mourning,
  • 00:22:18.053 --> 00:22:20.555
  • and contentment without crying,and pleasure without pain.
  • 00:22:20.589 --> 00:22:23.892
  • And our Lord and SaviorJesus Christ will be there,
  • 00:22:23.925 --> 00:22:27.195
  • and our loving heavenlyFather will be there,
  • 00:22:27.229 --> 00:22:29.331
  • and the blessed Holy Spiritwill be there,
  • 00:22:29.364 --> 00:22:31.600
  • and there will be a new heavenand a new earth crowned
  • 00:22:31.633 --> 00:22:34.035
  • by a resplendent city calledthe New Jerusalem.
  • 00:22:34.069 --> 00:22:36.638
  • And, my friend,I'm going there.
  • 00:22:36.671 --> 00:22:38.874
  • I'm going there.
  • 00:22:38.907 --> 00:22:40.342
  • And I don't haveall the answers,
  • 00:22:40.375 --> 00:22:42.010
  • I can't figure it all out,but the same God who
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  • magnificently created this worldis going to refresh this world
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  • and one day we are goingto rule and reign with him
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  • in this perfect placecalled heaven.
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  • And the only way I can tellyou that that can be yours
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  • is by giving you the sameformula that 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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  • 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 notpolitically 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 want to live on this earthrefreshed and made beautiful
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  • by the Lord in a place we callheaven in the New Jerusalem,
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  • you better make sure youhave made your peace
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  • 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 itand he will do it right now,
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  • right here,right where you are.
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  • male announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return in a moment
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  • to close today's program,right after this.
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  • announcer: There are a lotof myths, rumors,
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  • and conjecture about heaven,but what can you believe?
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  • What is fact,and what is fiction?
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  • Now there's a biblically basedbook you can trust.
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  • Dive into this studywith Dr. Jeremiah,
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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 beautifulas it is, our earth is only
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  • a tarnished version of God'soriginal glorious creation.
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  • The entrance of sinaffected not only people,
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  • but the planet.
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  • Fortunately, Jesus Christcame to remove the curse of sin
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  • and make a new heavenand new earth possible.
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  • He also made it possiblefor you and me
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  • to become new creationsby being born again.
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  • I hope you have placed yourfaith in Christ and received
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  • the gift of new life thathe offers, and I would love
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We will havesharper minds,
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  • stronger bodies,clearer purpose,
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  • and unabated joy and we willserve the Lord for 1.000 years
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  • on this earth as it is,reigning and ruling with him.
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  • Can you imagine a reignof righteousness with all
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  • godly people in every singleposition; having not had to be
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  • elected there, but appointedthere by 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 Earth isthe Millennium?"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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