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Is This The End?

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January 31, 2021
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Messages of hope and redemption from Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with Louie Giglio.

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Is This The End?

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  • - It says in Chapter 4,
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  • - It says in Chapter 4,1 Peter, Verse 7,
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  • 1 Peter, Verse 7,Peter writes, "By the power
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  • Peter writes, "By the powerof the Holy Spirit,
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  • of the Holy Spirit,the end of all things is near."
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  • the end of all things is near."So again, if you have,
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  • So again, if you have,if you can get a hold
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  • if you can get a holdof your Bible at home,
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  • of your Bible at home,go get it and open it
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  • go get it and open itso that you have it in your lap
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  • so that you have it in your lapbecause we're gonna ping around
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  • because we're gonna ping aroundinto different texts today,
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  • into different texts today,and I want you to be able
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  • and I want you to be ableto move quickly,
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  • to move quickly,but we're anchoring in Verse 7,
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  • but we're anchoring in Verse 7,"the end of all things is near."
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  • "the end of all things is near."In other words, we've talked
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  • In other words, we've talkedin this book about the rule
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  • in this book about the ruleof the Roman Empire
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  • of the Roman Empireand the effect
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  • and the effectthat that's having
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  • that that's havingthroughout Asia Minor.
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  • throughout Asia Minor.We've talked about
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  • We've talked aboutthe fact that believers
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  • the fact that believersare now living among pagans.
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  • are now living among pagans.They're living next door
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  • They're living next doorto people who don't know
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  • to people who don't knowabout Jesus,
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  • about Jesus,maybe haven't heard
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  • maybe haven't heardof the resurrection
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  • of the resurrectionor don't wanna believe it
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  • or don't wanna believe itor accept it.
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  • or accept it.We're seeing a situation
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  • We're seeing a situationwhere there's pressure
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  • where there's pressurefrom without to be a follower
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  • from without to be a followerof Jesus in your business,
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  • of Jesus in your business,in your neighborhood,
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  • in your neighborhood,in your community,
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  • in your community,among your friends,
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  • among your friends,and your family,
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  • and your family,that some people are married
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  • that some people are marriedto non-believers,
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  • to non-believers,and that's creating tension.
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  • and that's creating tension.Some people are working
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  • Some people are workingalongside non-believers,
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  • alongside non-believers,and that's creating tension
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  • and that's creating tensionwhere we are believing
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  • where we are believingin a King of kings,
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  • in a King of kings,yet we're under
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  • yet we're undera rule of law,
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  • a rule of law,and that creates
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  • and that createsa certain amount of tension,
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  • a certain amount of tension,and Peter's saying
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  • and Peter's sayingwith all of this,
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  • with all of this,the end is near.
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  • the end is near.All this is coming to a close,
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  • All this is coming to a close,and it's getting close.
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  • and it's getting close."Therefore, be clear minded
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  • "Therefore, be clear mindedand self-controlled
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  • and self-controlledso that you can pray."
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  • so that you can pray."Now, that's an interesting
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  • Now, that's an interestingcombination of ideas
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  • combination of ideasthat we're gonna look
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  • that we're gonna lookat more carefully,
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  • at more carefully,but the answer to the question
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  • but the answer to the questionare we living in the last days.
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  • are we living in the last days.The Word of God and the writer
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  • The Word of God and the writerof this letter writing
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  • of this letter writingin 64ish A.D. is saying, yes,
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  • in 64ish A.D. is saying, yes,the end of all things is near.
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  • the end of all things is near.Personally, that was true
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  • Personally, that was truefor Peter.
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  • for Peter.If you fast forward
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  • If you fast forwardover to Chapter 1 of 2 Peter,
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  • over to Chapter 1 of 2 Peter,so just look across
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  • so just look acrossthe page in Verse 12,
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  • the page in Verse 12,"So I will always remind you
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  • "So I will always remind youof these things even though
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  • of these things even thoughyou know them
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  • you know themand are firmly established
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  • and are firmly establishedin the truth you now have,
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  • in the truth you now have,I think it is right to refresh
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  • I think it is right to refreshyour memory as long as I live,"
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  • your memory as long as I live,"here we go, "in the tent
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  • here we go, "in the tentof this body.
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  • of this body.Because I know,"
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  • Because I know,"Peter is saying,
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  • Peter is saying,"that I will," what?
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  • "that I will," what?"Soon put it aside
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  • "Soon put it asideas our Lord Jesus Christ
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  • as our Lord Jesus Christhas made clear to me,
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  • has made clear to me,and I will make every effort
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  • and I will make every effortto see that after my departure
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  • to see that after my departureyou will always be able
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  • you will always be ableto remember these things."
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  • to remember these things."So, for Peter, his mindset
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  • So, for Peter, his mindsetis the end is near.
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  • is the end is near.His mindset is I am living
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  • His mindset is I am livingin the last days,
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  • in the last days,but also the mentality
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  • but also the mentalityof the believer
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  • of the believerwas we're all living
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  • was we're all livingin the last days.
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  • in the last days.We've talked before about
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  • We've talked before aboutthe emperor Nero
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  • the emperor Nerothe one whom it said about
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  • the one whom it said aboutin lore that he played
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  • in lore that he playedhis fiddle while Rome
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  • his fiddle while Romewas burning.
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  • was burning.Rome burned for nine days.
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  • Rome burned for nine days.The city was
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  • The city wascompletely destroyed,
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  • completely destroyed,and Nero was the emperor
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  • and Nero was the emperorin that moment.
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  • in that moment.It says he was a distance away
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  • It says he was a distance awayin his palace outside
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  • in his palace outsidethe city playing his fiddle
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  • the city playing his fiddlewhile the whole city
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  • while the whole cityburned to the ground.
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  • burned to the ground.Well, unfortunately,
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  • Well, unfortunately,there were no fiddles
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  • there were no fiddlesin the time of Nero,
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  • in the time of Nero,but he was playing
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  • but he was playingsomething people believe.
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  • something people believe.Maybe his lyre because
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  • Maybe his lyre becausethat was an instrument
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  • that was an instrumentavailable to him,
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  • available to him,but Nero created
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  • but Nero createdmassive problems for believers.
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  • massive problems for believers.The first time really
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  • The first time reallythat the powers of government
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  • that the powers of governmentreally turned towards
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  • really turned towardsthe people of faith in Jesus.
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  • the people of faith in Jesus.Reading in Foxe's
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  • Reading in Foxe's"Book of Martyrs",
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  • "Book of Martyrs",it says this,
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  • it says this,"This persecution was general
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  • "This persecution was generalthroughout the whole
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  • throughout the wholeRoman Empire,
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  • Roman Empire,but it rather increased
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  • but it rather increasedthan diminished
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  • than diminishedthe spirit of Christianity."
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  • the spirit of Christianity.""In the course of it,"
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  • "In the course of it,"speaking about the persecution
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  • speaking about the persecutionthat came with Nero,
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  • that came with Nero,"In the course of it,
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  • "In the course of it,St. Paul and St. Peter,"
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  • St. Paul and St. Peter,"our guy, "were murdered.
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  • our guy, "were murdered.To their names may be added
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  • To their names may be addedErastus, chamberlain
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  • Erastus, chamberlainof Corinth, Aristarchus
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  • of Corinth, Aristarchusthe Macedonian,
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  • the Macedonian,and Trophimus of Ephesus
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  • and Trophimus of Ephesusconverted by St. Paul
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  • converted by St. Pauland a fellow laborer with him,
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  • and a fellow laborer with him,Joseph commonly
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  • Joseph commonlycalled Barsabbas,
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  • called Barsabbas,and Ananias bishop of Damascus,
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  • and Ananias bishop of Damascus,each of the 70."
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  • each of the 70."So, all of a sudden,
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  • So, all of a sudden,the tide has turned.
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  • the tide has turned.We're just 30 years downstream
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  • We're just 30 years downstreamfrom the resurrection,
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  • from the resurrection,yet there's an enormous
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  • yet there's an enormousamount of persecution
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  • amount of persecutioncoming on the followers
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  • coming on the followersof Jesus.
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  • of Jesus.2 Peter tells us
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  • 2 Peter tells usand the end of 1 Peter
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  • and the end of 1 Peterthat these believers
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  • that these believersare being scoffed at
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  • are being scoffed atbecause of the choice
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  • because of the choiceof their way of life
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  • of their way of lifeand following Jesus
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  • and following Jesusand in addition
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  • and in additionthey're being snuffed out
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  • they're being snuffed outby the persecution of Rome.
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  • by the persecution of Rome.And so, people are sensing
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  • And so, people are sensingmaybe this is the end
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  • maybe this is the endand certainly,
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  • and certainly,we're living in the last days
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  • we're living in the last daysbecause if Nero
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  • because if Nerois gonna torch believers
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  • is gonna torch believersat night to light the gardens
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  • at night to light the gardensfor his parties,
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  • for his parties,then surely it can't get worse
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  • then surely it can't get worsethan this.
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  • than this.And so, Peter when
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  • And so, Peter whenhe's writing back
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  • he's writing backin Chapter 4, Verse 7,
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  • in Chapter 4, Verse 7,and he says, "the end
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  • and he says, "the endof all things is near,"
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  • of all things is near,"no one reading this letter
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  • no one reading this letterwould go, oh,
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  • would go, oh,I really wanna bring
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  • I really wanna bringthat into question.
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  • that into question.Everybody was thinking
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  • Everybody was thinkingabsolutely it can't get worse
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  • absolutely it can't get worsethan that.
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  • than that.So, the answer is
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  • So, the answer isa resounding yes.
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  • a resounding yes.We are living in the last days
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  • We are living in the last daysaccording to the Word of God.
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  • according to the Word of God.The problem is I'm reading
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  • The problem is I'm readingin my text in Verse 7
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  • in my text in Verse 7the word near,
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  • the word near,but I have the opportunity
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  • but I have the opportunityand the perspective,
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  • and the perspective,if you will, of moving
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  • if you will, of movinga long way down stream,
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  • a long way down stream,2.000 years downstream,
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  • 2.000 years downstream,and I'm looking back
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  • and I'm looking backat the text now
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  • at the text nowwith the context of history,
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  • with the context of history,human history,
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  • human history,and I'm going, man,
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  • and I'm going, man,I don't know about
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  • I don't know aboutthat word near.
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  • that word near.It probably felt super close
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  • It probably felt super closeto the reader
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  • to the readerin 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 A.D.,
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  • in 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 A.D.,but it doesn't feel
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  • but it doesn't feelas near in 2020.
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  • as near in 2020.So, how near are we
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  • So, how near are weand how can we say today
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  • and how can we say todaywe're living in the last days
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  • we're living in the last dayswhen the near
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  • when the nearis 2.000 years ago,
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  • is 2.000 years ago,and we do that by turning
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  • and we do that by turningthe page into 2 Peter 3
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  • the page into 2 Peter 3and understanding
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  • and understandingend times math.
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  • end times math.And I'd like to just pick up
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  • And I'd like to just pick upthe whole text
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  • the whole textif I can beginning in Verse 1.
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  • if I can beginning in Verse 1."Dear friends, this is now
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  • "Dear friends, this is nowmy second letter to you.
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  • my second letter to you.I've written both of them
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  • I've written both of themas reminders to stimulate you
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  • as reminders to stimulate youto wholesome thinking.
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  • to wholesome thinking.I want you to recall
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  • I want you to recallthe word spoken in the past
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  • the word spoken in the pastby the holy prophets
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  • by the holy prophetsand the command given
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  • and the command givenby our Lord and Savior
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  • by our Lord and Saviorthrough your apostles.
  • 00:08:03.098 --> 00:08:04.599
  • through your apostles.First of all,
  • 00:08:04.666 --> 00:08:05.567
  • First of all,you must understand
  • 00:08:05.634 --> 00:08:06.668
  • you must understandthat in the last days scoffers
  • 00:08:06.735 --> 00:08:08.837
  • that in the last days scofferswill come scoffing
  • 00:08:08.904 --> 00:08:10.605
  • will come scoffingand following
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  • and followingtheir own evil desires.
  • 00:08:11.673 --> 00:08:13.542
  • their own evil desires.They will say, 'Where is this
  • 00:08:13.608 --> 00:08:16.711
  • They will say, 'Where is thiscoming He promised?'"
  • 00:08:16.778 --> 00:08:19.047
  • coming He promised?'"So, he's answering
  • 00:08:19.114 --> 00:08:20.048
  • So, he's answeringhis own question
  • 00:08:20.115 --> 00:08:22.050
  • his own questionin the context
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  • in the contextof both of these letters.
  • 00:08:23.251 --> 00:08:25.287
  • of both of these letters.They'll say where
  • 00:08:25.353 --> 00:08:26.121
  • They'll say whereis this coming He promised?
  • 00:08:26.187 --> 00:08:28.657
  • is this coming He promised?"Ever since our fathers died,
  • 00:08:28.723 --> 00:08:31.159
  • "Ever since our fathers died,everything goes on
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  • everything goes onas it has since the beginning
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  • as it has since the beginningof creation,
  • 00:08:34.195 --> 00:08:35.797
  • of creation,but the deliberately
  • 00:08:35.864 --> 00:08:36.865
  • but the deliberatelyforget that long ago
  • 00:08:36.932 --> 00:08:38.266
  • forget that long agoby God's Word,
  • 00:08:38.333 --> 00:08:39.968
  • by God's Word,the heavens existed
  • 00:08:40.035 --> 00:08:41.136
  • the heavens existedand the Earth was formed
  • 00:08:41.202 --> 00:08:43.271
  • and the Earth was formedout of water and by water.
  • 00:08:43.338 --> 00:08:45.774
  • out of water and by water.By these waters
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  • By these watersalso the world of that time
  • 00:08:48.209 --> 00:08:51.112
  • also the world of that timewas deluged and destroyed
  • 00:08:51.179 --> 00:08:54.883
  • was deluged and destroyedby the same word
  • 00:08:54.950 --> 00:08:56.885
  • by the same wordthe present heavens
  • 00:08:56.952 --> 00:08:58.753
  • the present heavensand Earth are reserved for fire
  • 00:08:58.820 --> 00:09:04.059
  • and Earth are reserved for firebeing kept for the day
  • 00:09:04.125 --> 00:09:04.893
  • being kept for the dayof judgment and destruction
  • 00:09:04.960 --> 00:09:09.064
  • of judgment and destructionof ungodly men."
  • 00:09:09.130 --> 00:09:11.333
  • of ungodly men."Now, here comes our text,
  • 00:09:11.399 --> 00:09:13.068
  • Now, here comes our text,"But do not forget
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  • "But do not forgetthis one thing,"
  • 00:09:14.402 --> 00:09:15.870
  • this one thing,"and what he doesn't want us
  • 00:09:15.937 --> 00:09:17.038
  • and what he doesn't want usto forget today
  • 00:09:17.105 --> 00:09:17.906
  • to forget todayis end times math.
  • 00:09:17.973 --> 00:09:20.809
  • is end times math."Do not forget
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  • "Do not forgetthis one thing, dear friends.
  • 00:09:21.977 --> 00:09:23.912
  • this one thing, dear friends.With the Lord,
  • 00:09:23.979 --> 00:09:25.280
  • With the Lord,a day is like 1.000 years,
  • 00:09:25.347 --> 00:09:27.716
  • a day is like 1.000 years,and 1.000 years
  • 00:09:27.782 --> 00:09:29.651
  • and 1.000 yearsare like a day.
  • 00:09:29.718 --> 00:09:31.686
  • are like a day.The Lord is not slow
  • 00:09:31.753 --> 00:09:33.021
  • The Lord is not slowin keeping His promise
  • 00:09:33.088 --> 00:09:34.122
  • in keeping His promiseas some understand slowness."
  • 00:09:34.189 --> 00:09:36.424
  • as some understand slowness."In other words,
  • 00:09:36.491 --> 00:09:36.825
  • In other words,don't look at this simply
  • 00:09:36.891 --> 00:09:37.993
  • don't look at this simplythrough the lens of the watch
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  • through the lens of the watchthat's on your wrist.
  • 00:09:40.996 --> 00:09:43.164
  • that's on your wrist."He is patient with you
  • 00:09:43.231 --> 00:09:44.699
  • "He is patient with younot wanting anyone to perish
  • 00:09:44.766 --> 00:09:47.102
  • not wanting anyone to perishbut everyone
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  • but everyoneto come to repentance,
  • 00:09:48.837 --> 00:09:50.939
  • to come to repentance,but the day of the Lord
  • 00:09:51.006 --> 00:09:52.073
  • but the day of the Lordwill come like a thief.
  • 00:09:52.140 --> 00:09:55.343
  • will come like a thief.The heavens will disappear
  • 00:09:55.410 --> 00:09:56.478
  • The heavens will disappearwith a roar,
  • 00:09:56.544 --> 00:09:57.746
  • with a roar,the elements
  • 00:09:57.812 --> 00:09:58.313
  • the elementswill be destroyed by fire,
  • 00:09:58.380 --> 00:10:01.016
  • will be destroyed by fire,and the Earth and everything
  • 00:10:01.082 --> 00:10:03.184
  • and the Earth and everythingin it will be laid bare."
  • 00:10:03.251 --> 00:10:09.057
  • in it will be laid bare."End times math says that 2020,
  • 00:10:09.124 --> 00:10:13.628
  • End times math says that 2020,as grueling as it is
  • 00:10:13.695 --> 00:10:15.096
  • as grueling as it iswith its hundred disasters
  • 00:10:15.163 --> 00:10:18.900
  • with its hundred disasterssince quarantine
  • 00:10:18.967 --> 00:10:20.969
  • since quarantinewith its fires
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  • with its firesand its floods
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  • and its floodsand its storms
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  • and its stormsand its pestilence
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  • and its pestilenceand its plagues
  • 00:10:25.073 --> 00:10:26.508
  • and its plaguesand its pandemics
  • 00:10:26.574 --> 00:10:27.976
  • and its pandemicsthat in end times math,
  • 00:10:28.043 --> 00:10:30.078
  • that in end times math,2020 lasted 86.4 seconds.
  • 00:10:30.145 --> 00:10:40.188
  • 2020 lasted 86.4 seconds.Now, some of you are saying
  • 00:10:40.255 --> 00:10:41.523
  • Now, some of you are sayingI would've been happier
  • 00:10:41.589 --> 00:10:43.091
  • I would've been happierwith 8.64 seconds.
  • 00:10:43.158 --> 00:10:46.494
  • with 8.64 seconds.We could be done already.
  • 00:10:46.561 --> 00:10:48.530
  • We could be done already.But in end times math,
  • 00:10:48.596 --> 00:10:49.998
  • But in end times math,the hardest year
  • 00:10:50.065 --> 00:10:51.332
  • the hardest yearmost of probably will navigate
  • 00:10:51.399 --> 00:10:53.168
  • most of probably will navigatein our lifetime
  • 00:10:53.234 --> 00:10:56.037
  • in our lifetimelasted 86.4 seconds.
  • 00:10:56.104 --> 00:10:58.740
  • lasted 86.4 seconds.So, we get perspective now
  • 00:10:58.807 --> 00:11:01.309
  • So, we get perspective nowthat, yes, we are definitely
  • 00:11:01.376 --> 00:11:03.078
  • that, yes, we are definitelyliving in the last days.
  • 00:11:03.144 --> 00:11:04.312
  • living in the last days.It's been two days since Jesus
  • 00:11:04.379 --> 00:11:06.715
  • It's been two days since Jesuswas raised from the dead.
  • 00:11:06.781 --> 00:11:11.119
  • was raised from the dead.So, we're in Day 3.
  • 00:11:11.186 --> 00:11:14.789
  • So, we're in Day 3.Don't know how many days
  • 00:11:14.856 --> 00:11:15.790
  • Don't know how many daysthere are gonna be,
  • 00:11:15.857 --> 00:11:16.725
  • there are gonna be,but we're in the third day
  • 00:11:16.791 --> 00:11:17.792
  • but we're in the third dayright now, and a lot of things
  • 00:11:17.859 --> 00:11:19.360
  • right now, and a lot of thingshappen on the third day,
  • 00:11:19.427 --> 00:11:20.729
  • happen on the third day,so maybe it's all gonna happen
  • 00:11:20.795 --> 00:11:22.530
  • so maybe it's all gonna happenon the third day
  • 00:11:22.597 --> 00:11:25.567
  • on the third daymeaning some time
  • 00:11:25.633 --> 00:11:26.301
  • meaning some timein the thousand-year span
  • 00:11:26.367 --> 00:11:27.635
  • in the thousand-year spanthat we're in Jesus is coming,
  • 00:11:27.702 --> 00:11:30.038
  • that we're in Jesus is coming,and this world
  • 00:11:30.105 --> 00:11:31.239
  • and this worldis gonna end as we know it.
  • 00:11:31.306 --> 00:11:33.508
  • is gonna end as we know it.It's not gonna be destroyed
  • 00:11:33.575 --> 00:11:34.843
  • It's not gonna be destroyedby a flood
  • 00:11:34.909 --> 00:11:35.310
  • by a floodas in the days of Noah
  • 00:11:35.376 --> 00:11:36.478
  • as in the days of Noahbecause there's a promise
  • 00:11:36.544 --> 00:11:37.545
  • because there's a promisethat won't happen again,
  • 00:11:37.612 --> 00:11:38.947
  • that won't happen again,but it is going to be destroyed
  • 00:11:39.013 --> 00:11:40.315
  • but it is going to be destroyedby fire according
  • 00:11:40.381 --> 00:11:41.716
  • by fire accordingto the Word of God,
  • 00:11:41.783 --> 00:11:43.218
  • to the Word of God,and everything in it
  • 00:11:43.284 --> 00:11:44.085
  • and everything in itis gonna be laid bare.
  • 00:11:44.152 --> 00:11:45.353
  • is gonna be laid bare.All the things we built.
  • 00:11:45.420 --> 00:11:46.387
  • All the things we built.All our accomplishments.
  • 00:11:46.454 --> 00:11:47.622
  • All our accomplishments.All of our pride.
  • 00:11:47.689 --> 00:11:48.490
  • All of our pride.All of our bastions
  • 00:11:48.556 --> 00:11:50.158
  • All of our bastionsof life on Earth.
  • 00:11:50.225 --> 00:11:51.726
  • of life on Earth.They're going away
  • 00:11:51.793 --> 00:11:53.695
  • They're going awayin a heartbeat
  • 00:11:53.762 --> 00:11:54.496
  • in a heartbeatlike a fire roaring
  • 00:11:54.562 --> 00:11:56.131
  • like a fire roaringthrough Northern California
  • 00:11:56.197 --> 00:11:57.365
  • through Northern Californiaand then you see
  • 00:11:57.432 --> 00:11:58.133
  • and then you seeon the news a day later,
  • 00:11:58.199 --> 00:11:59.768
  • on the news a day later,like, metal frames
  • 00:11:59.834 --> 00:12:01.202
  • like, metal frameswhere a school existed
  • 00:12:01.269 --> 00:12:02.670
  • where a school existedand a chimney
  • 00:12:02.737 --> 00:12:03.772
  • and a chimneywhere a multi-million
  • 00:12:03.838 --> 00:12:06.641
  • where a multi-milliondollar house existed
  • 00:12:06.708 --> 00:12:08.109
  • dollar house existedand all of a sudden,
  • 00:12:08.176 --> 00:12:09.744
  • and all of a sudden,like a thief in the night,
  • 00:12:09.811 --> 00:12:11.212
  • like a thief in the night,things that we built
  • 00:12:11.279 --> 00:12:12.847
  • things that we builtand things that we depended on
  • 00:12:12.914 --> 00:12:14.749
  • and things that we depended onand things that we thought
  • 00:12:14.816 --> 00:12:16.050
  • and things that we thoughtwere gonna bring us happiness,
  • 00:12:16.117 --> 00:12:17.719
  • were gonna bring us happiness,they're gone in an instant.
  • 00:12:17.786 --> 00:12:19.687
  • they're gone in an instant.Imagine the entire Earth
  • 00:12:19.754 --> 00:12:21.322
  • Imagine the entire Earthbeing gone like that.
  • 00:12:21.389 --> 00:12:23.958
  • being gone like that.And only a chimney
  • 00:12:24.025 --> 00:12:25.593
  • And only a chimneystanding to say, yeah,
  • 00:12:25.660 --> 00:12:26.828
  • standing to say, yeah,it was great, but it's gone.
  • 00:12:26.895 --> 00:12:30.398
  • it was great, but it's gone.And not only that,
  • 00:12:30.465 --> 00:12:31.266
  • And not only that,the heavens as well so that God
  • 00:12:31.332 --> 00:12:34.002
  • the heavens as well so that Godcan as we see in 1 and 2 Peter
  • 00:12:34.068 --> 00:12:36.271
  • can as we see in 1 and 2 Petercreate a new heaven a new earth.
  • 00:12:36.337 --> 00:12:39.107
  • create a new heaven a new earth.We're gonna see this verse
  • 00:12:39.174 --> 00:12:39.874
  • We're gonna see this versein a moment.
  • 00:12:39.941 --> 00:12:41.009
  • in a moment.So, if we are in fact
  • 00:12:41.075 --> 00:12:42.310
  • So, if we are in factliving in the last days,
  • 00:12:42.377 --> 00:12:44.279
  • living in the last days,if we don't know
  • 00:12:44.345 --> 00:12:45.647
  • if we don't knowwhen the 86.4 seconds
  • 00:12:45.713 --> 00:12:48.216
  • when the 86.4 secondsis gonna be up and Jesus
  • 00:12:48.283 --> 00:12:51.219
  • is gonna be up and Jesusis going to appear,
  • 00:12:51.286 --> 00:12:52.854
  • is going to appear,how do we make sure,
  • 00:12:52.921 --> 00:12:54.689
  • how do we make sure,A, that we don't get lulled
  • 00:12:54.756 --> 00:12:56.791
  • A, that we don't get lulledinto this thinking
  • 00:12:56.858 --> 00:12:58.026
  • into this thinkinglike the scoffers,
  • 00:12:58.092 --> 00:12:59.561
  • like the scoffers,where is the Lord's appearing?
  • 00:12:59.627 --> 00:13:02.964
  • where is the Lord's appearing?Oh, Peter must have
  • 00:13:03.031 --> 00:13:03.965
  • Oh, Peter must havegot it wrong.
  • 00:13:04.032 --> 00:13:04.599
  • got it wrong.The Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:04.666 --> 00:13:06.000
  • The Holy Spiritmust've been mistaken,
  • 00:13:06.067 --> 00:13:06.901
  • must've been mistaken,the end of all things is near.
  • 00:13:06.968 --> 00:13:08.403
  • the end of all things is near.I don't think so.
  • 00:13:08.469 --> 00:13:11.039
  • I don't think so.How do we not get lulled
  • 00:13:11.105 --> 00:13:12.874
  • How do we not get lulledinto that human,
  • 00:13:12.941 --> 00:13:15.210
  • into that human,I'm-looking-at-my-watch
  • 00:13:15.276 --> 00:13:15.743
  • I'm-looking-at-my-watchmentality and how do we live
  • 00:13:15.810 --> 00:13:18.112
  • mentality and how do we liveas though we're in end times
  • 00:13:18.179 --> 00:13:21.015
  • as though we're in end timesmath where a day
  • 00:13:21.082 --> 00:13:22.750
  • math where a dayis like 1.000 years
  • 00:13:22.817 --> 00:13:24.018
  • is like 1.000 yearsand 1.000 years are like a day
  • 00:13:24.085 --> 00:13:25.753
  • and 1.000 years are like a daywe're on Day 3 right now?
  • 00:13:25.820 --> 00:13:29.524
  • we're on Day 3 right now?How do we live with that view?
  • 00:13:29.591 --> 00:13:30.658
  • How do we live with that view?A few things.
  • 00:13:30.725 --> 00:13:31.292
  • A few things.Number one,
  • 00:13:31.359 --> 00:13:33.161
  • Number one,we live with patience.
  • 00:13:33.228 --> 00:13:37.298
  • we live with patience.Patience is a virtue,
  • 00:13:37.365 --> 00:13:38.733
  • Patience is a virtue,they say, but no one likes it.
  • 00:13:38.800 --> 00:13:44.172
  • they say, but no one likes it.Patience is a Fruit
  • 00:13:44.239 --> 00:13:45.440
  • Patience is a Fruitof the Spirit,
  • 00:13:45.506 --> 00:13:46.441
  • of the Spirit,but none of us wanna have
  • 00:13:46.507 --> 00:13:47.208
  • but none of us wanna haveanything to do with it.
  • 00:13:47.275 --> 00:13:49.844
  • anything to do with it.We're not very patient
  • 00:13:49.911 --> 00:13:50.812
  • We're not very patientwith ourselves.
  • 00:13:50.879 --> 00:13:51.512
  • with ourselves.Have you noticed that?
  • 00:13:51.579 --> 00:13:53.481
  • Have you noticed that?We're not very patient
  • 00:13:53.548 --> 00:13:54.616
  • We're not very patientwith God a lot of the time,
  • 00:13:54.682 --> 00:13:56.851
  • with God a lot of the time,and we're certainly not patient
  • 00:13:56.918 --> 00:13:58.486
  • and we're certainly not patientwith other people.
  • 00:13:58.553 --> 00:14:01.122
  • with other people.But patience is the working
  • 00:14:01.189 --> 00:14:04.125
  • But patience is the workingof the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:14:04.192 --> 00:14:05.293
  • of the Holy Spirit.When the Holy Spirit
  • 00:14:05.360 --> 00:14:06.294
  • When the Holy Spiritis involved,
  • 00:14:06.361 --> 00:14:07.362
  • is involved,one of the ways
  • 00:14:07.428 --> 00:14:08.463
  • one of the waysyou're gonna know
  • 00:14:08.529 --> 00:14:09.197
  • you're gonna knowHe's involved
  • 00:14:09.264 --> 00:14:10.098
  • He's involvedis because patience
  • 00:14:10.164 --> 00:14:11.065
  • is because patienceis gonna be in the story.
  • 00:14:11.132 --> 00:14:14.135
  • is gonna be in the story.It's one of the fruits
  • 00:14:14.202 --> 00:14:16.471
  • It's one of the fruitsof the spirit,
  • 00:14:16.537 --> 00:14:18.339
  • of the spirit,and so God being
  • 00:14:18.406 --> 00:14:21.576
  • and so God beingthe Holy Spirit, Father,
  • 00:14:21.643 --> 00:14:23.511
  • the Holy Spirit, Father,Son, and Spirit,
  • 00:14:23.578 --> 00:14:25.580
  • Son, and Spirit,operates in patience,
  • 00:14:25.647 --> 00:14:28.549
  • operates in patience,and He's gonna need you
  • 00:14:28.616 --> 00:14:30.018
  • and He's gonna need youto operate in patience
  • 00:14:30.084 --> 00:14:31.653
  • to operate in patience'cause you're living
  • 00:14:31.719 --> 00:14:32.387
  • 'cause you're livingin the last days,
  • 00:14:32.453 --> 00:14:34.322
  • in the last days,and He's gonna need you
  • 00:14:34.389 --> 00:14:35.290
  • and He's gonna need youto be patient with Him
  • 00:14:35.356 --> 00:14:38.359
  • to be patient with Himand His sovereign purpose
  • 00:14:38.426 --> 00:14:40.428
  • and His sovereign purposeand plan even though for you
  • 00:14:40.495 --> 00:14:43.364
  • and plan even though for youif you could get your hands
  • 00:14:43.431 --> 00:14:44.999
  • if you could get your handson the levers today,
  • 00:14:45.066 --> 00:14:47.001
  • on the levers today,you might make it all work out
  • 00:14:47.068 --> 00:14:49.971
  • you might make it all work outon a different timeline,
  • 00:14:50.038 --> 00:14:52.006
  • on a different timeline,and He's gonna need me
  • 00:14:52.073 --> 00:14:52.874
  • and He's gonna need meand you to humble ourselves
  • 00:14:52.941 --> 00:14:54.475
  • and you to humble ourselvesinto His patient plan.
  • 00:14:54.542 --> 00:14:57.912
  • into His patient plan.Trust me.
  • 00:14:57.979 --> 00:14:58.980
  • Trust me.No one wants to pull
  • 00:14:59.047 --> 00:15:01.182
  • No one wants to pullthe plug on an ungodly world
  • 00:15:01.249 --> 00:15:04.452
  • the plug on an ungodly worldmore than a Holy God.
  • 00:15:04.519 --> 00:15:09.724
  • more than a Holy God.But also, no one understands
  • 00:15:09.791 --> 00:15:13.394
  • But also, no one understandsthe magnitude
  • 00:15:13.461 --> 00:15:15.697
  • the magnitudeof what's gonna go down
  • 00:15:15.763 --> 00:15:17.098
  • of what's gonna go downthe drain if He does
  • 00:15:17.165 --> 00:15:22.070
  • the drain if He doesthan a Holy God.
  • 00:15:22.136 --> 00:15:25.406
  • than a Holy God.Some of your coworkers
  • 00:15:25.473 --> 00:15:26.674
  • Some of your coworkersare going down the drain.
  • 00:15:26.741 --> 00:15:29.410
  • are going down the drain.Some of your family members
  • 00:15:29.477 --> 00:15:31.713
  • Some of your family membersare going down the drain.
  • 00:15:31.779 --> 00:15:35.183
  • are going down the drain.Some nations by and large
  • 00:15:35.249 --> 00:15:38.853
  • Some nations by and largeare going down the drain.
  • 00:15:38.920 --> 00:15:41.789
  • are going down the drain.Entire world viewpoints
  • 00:15:41.856 --> 00:15:45.026
  • Entire world viewpointsare going down the drain.
  • 00:15:45.093 --> 00:15:46.561
  • are going down the drain.Man's way of thinking
  • 00:15:46.627 --> 00:15:48.129
  • Man's way of thinkingis going down the drain.
  • 00:15:48.196 --> 00:15:50.331
  • is going down the drain.All of man's pride
  • 00:15:50.398 --> 00:15:51.799
  • All of man's prideis going down the drain.
  • 00:15:51.866 --> 00:15:53.601
  • is going down the drain.All of ungodliness
  • 00:15:53.668 --> 00:15:55.236
  • All of ungodlinessis going down the drain.
  • 00:15:55.303 --> 00:15:57.005
  • is going down the drain.All of it is going down
  • 00:15:57.071 --> 00:15:58.339
  • All of it is going downthe drain,
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  • the drain,and God knows that
  • 00:16:00.541 --> 00:16:03.044
  • and God knows thatand so He's not eager today
  • 00:16:03.111 --> 00:16:05.880
  • and so He's not eager todayin His sovereign power say
  • 00:16:05.947 --> 00:16:07.615
  • in His sovereign power sayI'm done with you guys.
  • 00:16:07.682 --> 00:16:08.883
  • I'm done with you guys.I'm pulling the plug.
  • 00:16:08.950 --> 00:16:13.054
  • I'm pulling the plug.And where I hear believers
  • 00:16:13.121 --> 00:16:14.455
  • And where I hear believersall the time say, man,
  • 00:16:14.522 --> 00:16:15.723
  • all the time say, man,I just wish the Lord
  • 00:16:15.790 --> 00:16:16.424
  • I just wish the Lordwould come,
  • 00:16:16.491 --> 00:16:17.191
  • would come,the Lord is saying, man,
  • 00:16:17.258 --> 00:16:19.027
  • the Lord is saying, man,I don't wanna pull this plug
  • 00:16:19.093 --> 00:16:24.132
  • I don't wanna pull this plug'cause when I do,
  • 00:16:24.198 --> 00:16:25.333
  • 'cause when I do,those three families
  • 00:16:25.400 --> 00:16:26.167
  • those three familiesthat live on you cu-de-sac,
  • 00:16:26.234 --> 00:16:28.236
  • that live on you cu-de-sac,they're not gonna be standing
  • 00:16:28.302 --> 00:16:31.072
  • they're not gonna be standingin the city of righteousness.
  • 00:16:31.139 --> 00:16:35.476
  • in the city of righteousness.They're still scoffing
  • 00:16:35.543 --> 00:16:36.511
  • They're still scoffingat the Savior, and I,
  • 00:16:36.577 --> 00:16:39.781
  • at the Savior, and I,He is saying, God,
  • 00:16:39.847 --> 00:16:41.849
  • He is saying, God,am a patient God,
  • 00:16:41.916 --> 00:16:46.354
  • am a patient God,and my patience right now
  • 00:16:46.421 --> 00:16:48.956
  • and my patience right nowis overwhelming my justice
  • 00:16:49.023 --> 00:16:54.562
  • is overwhelming my justicebecause I wanna see everybody
  • 00:16:54.629 --> 00:16:58.733
  • because I wanna see everybodyin the story.
  • 00:16:58.800 --> 00:16:59.967
  • in the story.This is what Peter writes
  • 00:17:00.034 --> 00:17:02.737
  • This is what Peter writeswhen he talks about the way
  • 00:17:02.804 --> 00:17:05.773
  • when he talks about the waythat we should live.
  • 00:17:05.840 --> 00:17:08.776
  • that we should live.He says in Verse 8,
  • 00:17:08.843 --> 00:17:09.811
  • He says in Verse 8,"Do not forget this one thing.
  • 00:17:09.877 --> 00:17:12.980
  • "Do not forget this one thing.With the Lord,
  • 00:17:13.047 --> 00:17:13.848
  • With the Lord,a day is like 1.000 years
  • 00:17:13.915 --> 00:17:15.450
  • a day is like 1.000 yearsand 1.000 years are like a day.
  • 00:17:15.516 --> 00:17:18.886
  • and 1.000 years are like a day.The Lord is not slow
  • 00:17:18.953 --> 00:17:19.821
  • The Lord is not slowin keeping His promises
  • 00:17:19.887 --> 00:17:21.055
  • in keeping His promisesas some understand slowness.
  • 00:17:21.122 --> 00:17:23.558
  • as some understand slowness.He is," can you say
  • 00:17:23.624 --> 00:17:24.559
  • He is," can you saythe word with me,
  • 00:17:24.625 --> 00:17:25.359
  • the word with me,"He is patient with you."
  • 00:17:25.426 --> 00:17:28.496
  • "He is patient with you."Why?
  • 00:17:28.563 --> 00:17:29.263
  • Why?"Not wanting anyone
  • 00:17:29.330 --> 00:17:32.700
  • "Not wanting anyoneto perish but everyone
  • 00:17:32.767 --> 00:17:37.738
  • to perish but everyoneto come to repentance."
  • 00:17:37.805 --> 00:17:42.176
  • to come to repentance."And so, what this does for me
  • 00:17:42.243 --> 00:17:43.711
  • And so, what this does for meknowing that I'm living
  • 00:17:43.778 --> 00:17:44.412
  • knowing that I'm livingin the last days
  • 00:17:44.479 --> 00:17:45.279
  • in the last daysis it highlights my desire
  • 00:17:45.346 --> 00:17:49.183
  • is it highlights my desireto let the Spirit of God
  • 00:17:49.250 --> 00:17:50.351
  • to let the Spirit of Godform a spirit of patience in me
  • 00:17:50.418 --> 00:17:54.589
  • form a spirit of patience in mebecause I have to have patience
  • 00:17:54.655 --> 00:17:57.458
  • because I have to have patienceto understand
  • 00:17:57.525 --> 00:17:59.060
  • to understandthat the pain has a purpose.
  • 00:17:59.127 --> 00:18:04.065
  • that the pain has a purpose.Peter talked about the day
  • 00:18:04.132 --> 00:18:06.100
  • Peter talked about the daythat he was on the Mount
  • 00:18:06.167 --> 00:18:08.569
  • that he was on the Mountof Transfiguration.
  • 00:18:08.636 --> 00:18:10.004
  • of Transfiguration.It's the way he sort
  • 00:18:10.071 --> 00:18:11.472
  • It's the way he sortof premises everything
  • 00:18:11.539 --> 00:18:12.473
  • of premises everythingin 2 Peter,
  • 00:18:12.540 --> 00:18:13.975
  • in 2 Peter,and Peter talks about it
  • 00:18:14.041 --> 00:18:14.976
  • and Peter talks about itthis way in Verse 16.
  • 00:18:15.042 --> 00:18:17.345
  • this way in Verse 16.I don't think we have the text
  • 00:18:17.411 --> 00:18:18.679
  • I don't think we have the textor maybe it will come up,
  • 00:18:18.746 --> 00:18:19.547
  • or maybe it will come up,but let me read it
  • 00:18:19.614 --> 00:18:20.281
  • but let me read itfor us if we don't.
  • 00:18:20.348 --> 00:18:21.482
  • for us if we don't.He said, "We did not follow
  • 00:18:21.549 --> 00:18:22.850
  • He said, "We did not followcleverly invented stories
  • 00:18:22.917 --> 00:18:24.619
  • cleverly invented storieswhen we told you
  • 00:18:24.685 --> 00:18:25.686
  • when we told youabout the power and coming
  • 00:18:25.753 --> 00:18:28.156
  • about the power and comingof our Lord Jesus Christ,
  • 00:18:28.222 --> 00:18:29.690
  • of our Lord Jesus Christ,but we were eyewitnesses
  • 00:18:29.757 --> 00:18:31.792
  • but we were eyewitnessesof His majesty.
  • 00:18:31.859 --> 00:18:33.661
  • of His majesty.For He, Jesus,
  • 00:18:33.728 --> 00:18:35.563
  • For He, Jesus,received honor and glory
  • 00:18:35.630 --> 00:18:36.964
  • received honor and gloryfrom God the Father
  • 00:18:37.031 --> 00:18:38.266
  • from God the Fatherwhen the voice came to Him
  • 00:18:38.332 --> 00:18:39.867
  • when the voice came to Himfrom the majestic glory,"
  • 00:18:39.934 --> 00:18:42.236
  • from the majestic glory,"all caps.
  • 00:18:42.303 --> 00:18:43.104
  • all caps.That's causing me to take
  • 00:18:43.171 --> 00:18:45.540
  • That's causing me to takea step back, "saying,
  • 00:18:45.606 --> 00:18:47.141
  • a step back, "saying,'This is my Son whom I love.
  • 00:18:47.208 --> 00:18:49.977
  • 'This is my Son whom I love.With Him I am well pleased.'
  • 00:18:50.044 --> 00:18:52.280
  • With Him I am well pleased.'We ourselves heard this voice
  • 00:18:52.346 --> 00:18:54.315
  • We ourselves heard this voicethat came from Heaven
  • 00:18:54.382 --> 00:18:55.850
  • that came from Heavenwhen we were with Him
  • 00:18:55.917 --> 00:18:57.351
  • when we were with Himon the sacred mountain."
  • 00:18:57.418 --> 00:18:59.620
  • on the sacred mountain."What happened?
  • 00:18:59.687 --> 00:19:00.588
  • What happened?Jesus said to Peter,
  • 00:19:00.655 --> 00:19:02.023
  • Jesus said to Peter,James, and John,
  • 00:19:02.089 --> 00:19:02.823
  • James, and John,"Come up with me on the mount."
  • 00:19:02.890 --> 00:19:04.992
  • "Come up with me on the mount."Once they were high
  • 00:19:05.059 --> 00:19:05.793
  • Once they were highon the mountain,
  • 00:19:05.860 --> 00:19:06.494
  • on the mountain,the glory of God descended,
  • 00:19:06.561 --> 00:19:07.995
  • the glory of God descended,and they saw Jesus,
  • 00:19:08.062 --> 00:19:09.397
  • and they saw Jesus,and they saw Moses,
  • 00:19:09.463 --> 00:19:10.665
  • and they saw Moses,and they saw Elijah,
  • 00:19:10.731 --> 00:19:12.033
  • and they saw Elijah,and they saw the glory of God,
  • 00:19:12.099 --> 00:19:13.734
  • and they saw the glory of God,and then they heard a voice
  • 00:19:13.801 --> 00:19:15.503
  • and then they heard a voicefrom the majestic glory
  • 00:19:15.570 --> 00:19:17.138
  • from the majestic glorysaying this is my Son
  • 00:19:17.205 --> 00:19:18.606
  • saying this is my Sonwhom I love, and the text says
  • 00:19:18.673 --> 00:19:20.908
  • whom I love, and the text saysin the Gospels they fell
  • 00:19:20.975 --> 00:19:22.109
  • in the Gospels they fellwith their faces
  • 00:19:22.176 --> 00:19:22.677
  • with their facesto the ground when they heard
  • 00:19:22.743 --> 00:19:24.178
  • to the ground when they heardthe voice, and Jesus came over
  • 00:19:24.245 --> 00:19:26.314
  • the voice, and Jesus came overand said, hey,
  • 00:19:26.380 --> 00:19:27.048
  • and said, hey,it's okay.
  • 00:19:27.114 --> 00:19:27.815
  • it's okay.It's okay.
  • 00:19:27.882 --> 00:19:28.382
  • It's okay.We're all gonna be okay.
  • 00:19:28.449 --> 00:19:29.517
  • We're all gonna be okay.And when they got up off
  • 00:19:29.584 --> 00:19:30.751
  • And when they got up offof the ground, they looked,
  • 00:19:30.818 --> 00:19:32.053
  • of the ground, they looked,and they only saw Jesus.
  • 00:19:32.119 --> 00:19:36.157
  • and they only saw Jesus.So what happened?
  • 00:19:36.224 --> 00:19:37.191
  • So what happened?In a moment God does
  • 00:19:37.258 --> 00:19:38.526
  • In a moment God doeswhat He occasionally does.
  • 00:19:38.593 --> 00:19:40.127
  • what He occasionally does.He connected the dots.
  • 00:19:40.194 --> 00:19:42.296
  • He connected the dots.Most often on this world
  • 00:19:42.363 --> 00:19:44.232
  • Most often on this worldthe dots are not connected.
  • 00:19:44.298 --> 00:19:45.733
  • the dots are not connected.You don't know
  • 00:19:45.800 --> 00:19:46.500
  • You don't knowhow your prayer this morning
  • 00:19:46.567 --> 00:19:47.902
  • how your prayer this morningis changing eternity.
  • 00:19:47.969 --> 00:19:49.303
  • is changing eternity.You can't see
  • 00:19:49.370 --> 00:19:49.904
  • You can't seehow it's all working.
  • 00:19:49.971 --> 00:19:51.339
  • how it's all working.You don't know
  • 00:19:51.405 --> 00:19:51.772
  • You don't knowhow your worship today
  • 00:19:51.839 --> 00:19:53.140
  • how your worship todayis changing the Kingdom of God,
  • 00:19:53.207 --> 00:19:55.509
  • is changing the Kingdom of God,but it's happening.
  • 00:19:55.576 --> 00:19:57.111
  • but it's happening.You don't see
  • 00:19:57.178 --> 00:19:57.578
  • You don't seehow your gift today,
  • 00:19:57.645 --> 00:19:58.679
  • how your gift today,your generosity today
  • 00:19:58.746 --> 00:19:59.780
  • your generosity todayis working, but trust me,
  • 00:19:59.847 --> 00:20:02.149
  • is working, but trust me,God's connecting the dots.
  • 00:20:02.216 --> 00:20:03.417
  • God's connecting the dots.But on this day,
  • 00:20:03.484 --> 00:20:04.452
  • But on this day,He connected the dots.
  • 00:20:04.518 --> 00:20:05.453
  • He connected the dots.He said, guys, I know
  • 00:20:05.519 --> 00:20:06.220
  • He said, guys, I knowyou're trying to figure
  • 00:20:06.287 --> 00:20:06.754
  • you're trying to figureall this out.
  • 00:20:06.821 --> 00:20:07.355
  • all this out.I know it's not all making sense
  • 00:20:07.421 --> 00:20:08.756
  • I know it's not all making senseright now, so come up
  • 00:20:08.823 --> 00:20:09.924
  • right now, so come upon the mountain.
  • 00:20:09.991 --> 00:20:10.691
  • on the mountain.I wanna show you something.
  • 00:20:10.758 --> 00:20:11.525
  • I wanna show you something.A, there's something called
  • 00:20:11.592 --> 00:20:12.426
  • A, there's something calledthe glory of God,
  • 00:20:12.493 --> 00:20:13.594
  • the glory of God,and it will put you
  • 00:20:13.661 --> 00:20:14.328
  • and it will put youon your face.
  • 00:20:14.395 --> 00:20:16.530
  • on your face.B, there's Moses
  • 00:20:16.597 --> 00:20:18.899
  • B, there's Mosesand there's Elijah.
  • 00:20:18.966 --> 00:20:20.001
  • and there's Elijah.There's your boys right there.
  • 00:20:20.067 --> 00:20:21.302
  • There's your boys right there.He gave you the law.
  • 00:20:21.369 --> 00:20:22.336
  • He gave you the law.He told you about
  • 00:20:22.403 --> 00:20:23.271
  • He told you aboutthe holiness of God.
  • 00:20:23.337 --> 00:20:24.572
  • the holiness of God.He helped you see that no one
  • 00:20:24.639 --> 00:20:25.973
  • He helped you see that no onecould be righteous
  • 00:20:26.040 --> 00:20:26.707
  • could be righteousin and of himself.
  • 00:20:26.774 --> 00:20:27.808
  • in and of himself.He helped you see that no one
  • 00:20:27.875 --> 00:20:29.410
  • He helped you see that no onecan see God and live.
  • 00:20:29.477 --> 00:20:31.078
  • can see God and live.He helped you understand
  • 00:20:31.145 --> 00:20:32.380
  • He helped you understandthat you can't do
  • 00:20:32.446 --> 00:20:33.214
  • that you can't doten simple things
  • 00:20:33.281 --> 00:20:33.981
  • ten simple thingsin your own strength,
  • 00:20:34.048 --> 00:20:35.216
  • in your own strength,and Elijah came
  • 00:20:35.283 --> 00:20:36.017
  • and Elijah camewith that foreboding sense
  • 00:20:36.083 --> 00:20:38.986
  • with that foreboding senseof that there's going to be
  • 00:20:39.053 --> 00:20:40.588
  • of that there's going to bea seat change happening,
  • 00:20:40.655 --> 00:20:42.156
  • a seat change happening,and the Spirit of God
  • 00:20:42.223 --> 00:20:43.291
  • and the Spirit of Godis gonna come on people,
  • 00:20:43.357 --> 00:20:44.959
  • is gonna come on people,and God's gonna move
  • 00:20:45.026 --> 00:20:46.027
  • and God's gonna movemiraculously through people.
  • 00:20:46.093 --> 00:20:47.928
  • miraculously through people.God's got the power.
  • 00:20:47.995 --> 00:20:49.297
  • God's got the power.God's got the authority.
  • 00:20:49.363 --> 00:20:50.665
  • God's got the authority.God's not afraid of anything.
  • 00:20:50.731 --> 00:20:52.366
  • God's not afraid of anything.You can bring all the prophets
  • 00:20:52.433 --> 00:20:53.968
  • You can bring all the prophetsof Baal and bring them
  • 00:20:54.035 --> 00:20:55.136
  • of Baal and bring themto Mount Carmel,
  • 00:20:55.202 --> 00:20:56.070
  • to Mount Carmel,but I'll show you fire
  • 00:20:56.137 --> 00:20:57.138
  • but I'll show you firecoming down from heaven,
  • 00:20:57.204 --> 00:20:58.406
  • coming down from heaven,and Elijah is gonna outrun
  • 00:20:58.472 --> 00:21:00.441
  • and Elijah is gonna outrunthe chariot of Ahab
  • 00:21:00.508 --> 00:21:01.575
  • the chariot of Ahaball the way down
  • 00:21:01.642 --> 00:21:02.743
  • all the way downthe road to Jezreel.
  • 00:21:02.810 --> 00:21:04.045
  • the road to Jezreel.I'm gonna show you spirit power,
  • 00:21:04.111 --> 00:21:05.646
  • I'm gonna show you spirit power,and I'm gonna show you
  • 00:21:05.713 --> 00:21:06.614
  • and I'm gonna show youthe need for a Savior.
  • 00:21:06.681 --> 00:21:07.982
  • the need for a Savior.In the end,
  • 00:21:08.049 --> 00:21:08.683
  • In the end,they're gonna go away,
  • 00:21:08.749 --> 00:21:10.017
  • they're gonna go away,and it's just gonna be Jesus.
  • 00:21:10.084 --> 00:21:12.853
  • and it's just gonna be Jesus.So, we don't.
  • 00:21:12.920 --> 00:21:13.721
  • So, we don't.Thank you, Moses.
  • 00:21:13.788 --> 00:21:14.789
  • Thank you, Moses.Thank you, Elijah.
  • 00:21:14.855 --> 00:21:15.656
  • Thank you, Elijah.But Jesus does what He said.
  • 00:21:15.723 --> 00:21:18.292
  • But Jesus does what He said.He fulfills the law,
  • 00:21:18.359 --> 00:21:20.094
  • He fulfills the law,and He fulfills the prophets.
  • 00:21:20.161 --> 00:21:23.197
  • and He fulfills the prophets.The law said
  • 00:21:23.264 --> 00:21:23.764
  • The law saidthere has to be a savior,
  • 00:21:23.831 --> 00:21:25.232
  • there has to be a savior,and the prophet said
  • 00:21:25.299 --> 00:21:26.334
  • and the prophet saidHe's on the way,
  • 00:21:26.400 --> 00:21:27.268
  • He's on the way,but it's gonna be a long time
  • 00:21:27.335 --> 00:21:29.370
  • but it's gonna be a long time'til He gets here.
  • 00:21:29.437 --> 00:21:30.204
  • 'til He gets here.Hundreds of years
  • 00:21:30.271 --> 00:21:31.238
  • Hundreds of yearsbefore He gets here.
  • 00:21:31.305 --> 00:21:37.144
  • before He gets here.And then religion said
  • 00:21:37.211 --> 00:21:38.245
  • And then religion saidin a way
  • 00:21:38.312 --> 00:21:39.780
  • in a wayMoses, you didn't make it, man,
  • 00:21:39.847 --> 00:21:41.115
  • Moses, you didn't make it, man,and you're not going
  • 00:21:41.182 --> 00:21:42.016
  • and you're not goinginto the Promised Land,
  • 00:21:42.083 --> 00:21:43.417
  • into the Promised Land,and Elijah, you say
  • 00:21:43.484 --> 00:21:45.119
  • and Elijah, you saythere's this coming savior,
  • 00:21:45.186 --> 00:21:46.487
  • there's this coming savior,but He's not coming
  • 00:21:46.554 --> 00:21:47.154
  • but He's not comingin your lifetime
  • 00:21:47.221 --> 00:21:47.822
  • in your lifetimeor your kids' lifetime
  • 00:21:47.888 --> 00:21:49.123
  • or your kids' lifetimeor your grandkids' lifetime
  • 00:21:49.190 --> 00:21:50.257
  • or your grandkids' lifetimeor your great
  • 00:21:50.324 --> 00:21:50.858
  • or your greatgrandkids' lifetime.
  • 00:21:50.925 --> 00:21:54.362
  • grandkids' lifetime.And all of a sudden,
  • 00:21:54.428 --> 00:21:54.962
  • And all of a sudden,God said let me show you grace.
  • 00:21:55.029 --> 00:21:56.597
  • God said let me show you grace.Moses, come stand
  • 00:21:56.664 --> 00:21:57.598
  • Moses, come standin the Promised Land.
  • 00:21:57.665 --> 00:22:00.768
  • in the Promised Land.Elijah, there He is right there.
  • 00:22:00.835 --> 00:22:06.707
  • Elijah, there He is right there.And He connected the dots.
  • 00:22:06.774 --> 00:22:08.342
  • And He connected the dots.Now, you would think
  • 00:22:08.409 --> 00:22:08.876
  • Now, you would thinkthat would've been enough
  • 00:22:08.943 --> 00:22:09.577
  • that would've been enoughfor Peter that he would've
  • 00:22:09.643 --> 00:22:10.444
  • for Peter that he would'vehave gotten it all right
  • 00:22:10.511 --> 00:22:11.278
  • have gotten it all rightafter that, but he still
  • 00:22:11.345 --> 00:22:12.046
  • after that, but he stillhad a couple of bumps
  • 00:22:12.113 --> 00:22:12.780
  • had a couple of bumpsin the road even after God
  • 00:22:12.847 --> 00:22:14.615
  • in the road even after Godconnected the dots,
  • 00:22:14.682 --> 00:22:15.416
  • connected the dots,but God's probably not
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  • but God's probably notconnecting the dots
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  • connecting the dotsfor you like that today.
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  • for you like that today.So, you're living
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  • So, you're livingby faith patiently.
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  • by faith patiently.Somehow God is using all this
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  • Somehow God is using all thisbecause He wants people
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  • because He wants peopleto be saved.
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  • to be saved.So, I'm going to adopt
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  • So, I'm going to adopta spirit of patience in my life.
  • 00:22:41.742 --> 00:22:45.112
  • a spirit of patience in my life.The second thing
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  • The second thingthat's true of us
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  • that's true of uswhen we get this end times math
  • 00:22:46.881 --> 00:22:48.649
  • when we get this end times mathand we do believe
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  • and we do believeI'm in the last days,
  • 00:22:49.850 --> 00:22:51.752
  • I'm in the last days,we do understand
  • 00:22:51.819 --> 00:22:52.486
  • we do understandI'm living in the last days,
  • 00:22:52.553 --> 00:22:54.188
  • I'm living in the last days,the second thing that happens
  • 00:22:54.255 --> 00:22:55.122
  • the second thing that happensto us is we get urgent.
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  • to us is we get urgent.So, we're patient,
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  • So, we're patient,but we're also urgent.
  • 00:22:58.392 --> 00:22:59.827
  • but we're also urgent.You're like
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  • You're likehow can you be patient
  • 00:23:00.227 --> 00:23:01.061
  • how can you be patientand be urgent at the same time?
  • 00:23:01.128 --> 00:23:02.763
  • and be urgent at the same time?I'm talking about being urgent.
  • 00:23:02.830 --> 00:23:04.965
  • I'm talking about being urgent.Not about things that last
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  • Not about things that lasta minute or two,
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  • a minute or two,but things that last forever.
  • 00:23:07.868 --> 00:23:09.870
  • but things that last forever.We are really urgent right now
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  • We are really urgent right nowabout stuff that lasts
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  • about stuff that lastsa minute or two,
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  • a minute or two,86.4 seconds or so,
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  • 86.4 seconds or so,but God wants us to be urgent
  • 00:23:16.444 --> 00:23:18.212
  • but God wants us to be urgentabout the things
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  • about the thingsthat last forever today,
  • 00:23:19.346 --> 00:23:21.882
  • that last forever today,and He's encouraging us
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  • and He's encouraging usto get a spirit of urgency
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  • to get a spirit of urgencyin our lives
  • 00:23:25.152 --> 00:23:26.520
  • in our livesbecause we're reading
  • 00:23:26.587 --> 00:23:27.455
  • because we're readingover here that He comes
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  • over here that He comeslike a thief.
  • 00:23:33.394 --> 00:23:36.997
  • like a thief.He comes quickly.
  • 00:23:37.064 --> 00:23:40.601
  • He comes quickly.That's what he said, 2 Peter 3,
  • 00:23:40.668 --> 00:23:43.771
  • That's what he said, 2 Peter 3,"but the day of the Lord
  • 00:23:43.838 --> 00:23:44.638
  • "but the day of the Lordwill come like a thief."
  • 00:23:44.705 --> 00:23:52.279
  • will come like a thief."So, an end times liver,
  • 00:23:52.346 --> 00:23:57.117
  • So, an end times liver,and if I could be
  • 00:23:57.184 --> 00:23:58.586
  • and if I could bea little bold --
  • 00:23:58.652 --> 00:24:01.522
  • a little bold --A I-believe-Jesus-
  • 00:24:01.589 --> 00:24:02.456
  • A I-believe-Jesus--is-coming-soon
  • 00:24:02.523 --> 00:24:03.958
  • -is-coming-soonkind of person.
  • 00:24:04.024 --> 00:24:06.994
  • kind of person.You know how you know
  • 00:24:07.061 --> 00:24:07.595
  • You know how you knowyou're an I-believe-Jesus-
  • 00:24:07.661 --> 00:24:08.696
  • you're an I-believe-Jesus--is-coming-soon person?
  • 00:24:08.762 --> 00:24:11.398
  • -is-coming-soon person?Because you've shared the Gospel
  • 00:24:11.465 --> 00:24:13.267
  • Because you've shared the Gospelwith everybody in your company.
  • 00:24:13.334 --> 00:24:18.105
  • with everybody in your company.You know how
  • 00:24:18.172 --> 00:24:18.539
  • You know howyou're in the company
  • 00:24:18.606 --> 00:24:19.874
  • you're in the companyof I'm one of the ones
  • 00:24:19.940 --> 00:24:21.375
  • of I'm one of the onesthat believe Jesus
  • 00:24:21.442 --> 00:24:22.176
  • that believe Jesusis coming soon?
  • 00:24:22.243 --> 00:24:24.044
  • is coming soon?Because you've left a note
  • 00:24:24.111 --> 00:24:26.647
  • Because you've left a noteon your mailbox
  • 00:24:26.714 --> 00:24:27.615
  • on your mailboxthat said if Jesus comes,
  • 00:24:27.681 --> 00:24:29.950
  • that said if Jesus comes,I'm not 100% sure
  • 00:24:30.017 --> 00:24:30.985
  • I'm not 100% surehow the pets work out,
  • 00:24:31.051 --> 00:24:32.653
  • how the pets work out,and we have a pet in the house.
  • 00:24:32.720 --> 00:24:40.794
  • and we have a pet in the house.I have a friend
  • 00:24:40.861 --> 00:24:41.362
  • I have a friendwho does that
  • 00:24:41.428 --> 00:24:44.899
  • who does thatbecause they believe Jesus
  • 00:24:44.965 --> 00:24:46.600
  • because they believe Jesusis coming soon.
  • 00:24:46.667 --> 00:24:49.970
  • is coming soon.If you're in that company
  • 00:24:50.037 --> 00:24:51.205
  • If you're in that companyI believe Jesus is coming soon,
  • 00:24:51.272 --> 00:24:52.907
  • I believe Jesus is coming soon,I believe it could be any day,
  • 00:24:52.973 --> 00:24:53.807
  • I believe it could be any day,look what's happening.
  • 00:24:53.874 --> 00:24:54.742
  • look what's happening.The fires, the floods,
  • 00:24:54.808 --> 00:24:55.476
  • The fires, the floods,the storms, the pandemic,
  • 00:24:55.543 --> 00:24:56.510
  • the storms, the pandemic,the plagues.
  • 00:24:56.577 --> 00:24:57.545
  • the plagues.All of this turmoil we're in.
  • 00:24:57.611 --> 00:24:58.779
  • All of this turmoil we're in.I believe Jesus is coming soon.
  • 00:24:58.846 --> 00:25:00.381
  • I believe Jesus is coming soon.Then everybody
  • 00:25:00.447 --> 00:25:01.215
  • Then everybodyin your neighborhood
  • 00:25:01.282 --> 00:25:02.182
  • in your neighborhoodis getting a short Gospel
  • 00:25:02.249 --> 00:25:03.450
  • is getting a short Gospelpresentation in their mailbox
  • 00:25:03.517 --> 00:25:04.919
  • presentation in their mailboxthis Christmas.
  • 00:25:04.985 --> 00:25:06.220
  • this Christmas.Hi, we're the Johnsons.
  • 00:25:06.287 --> 00:25:07.655
  • Hi, we're the Johnsons.You may not know us well.
  • 00:25:07.721 --> 00:25:08.722
  • You may not know us well.We live seven houses
  • 00:25:08.789 --> 00:25:09.990
  • We live seven housesdown on your street.
  • 00:25:10.057 --> 00:25:11.025
  • down on your street.We just wanna make sure
  • 00:25:11.091 --> 00:25:11.859
  • We just wanna make sureeverybody in the neighborhood
  • 00:25:11.926 --> 00:25:12.693
  • everybody in the neighborhoodknew that we're believers
  • 00:25:12.760 --> 00:25:13.928
  • knew that we're believersin Jesus, and I know
  • 00:25:13.994 --> 00:25:15.062
  • in Jesus, and I knowI don't know
  • 00:25:15.129 --> 00:25:15.629
  • I don't knowwhere you're coming from,
  • 00:25:15.696 --> 00:25:16.230
  • where you're coming from,but we really do believe
  • 00:25:16.297 --> 00:25:17.598
  • but we really do believethat there's an opportunity
  • 00:25:17.665 --> 00:25:19.300
  • that there's an opportunityright now for everybody
  • 00:25:19.366 --> 00:25:20.501
  • right now for everybodyto put their faith
  • 00:25:20.568 --> 00:25:21.101
  • to put their faithin Jesus to be forgiven,
  • 00:25:21.168 --> 00:25:22.536
  • in Jesus to be forgiven,to know grace,
  • 00:25:22.603 --> 00:25:23.470
  • to know grace,to know His mercy,
  • 00:25:23.537 --> 00:25:24.371
  • to know His mercy,to know His kindness,
  • 00:25:24.438 --> 00:25:25.306
  • to know His kindness,to be born again, to be brought
  • 00:25:25.372 --> 00:25:26.774
  • to be born again, to be broughtto a brand-new life,
  • 00:25:26.840 --> 00:25:27.775
  • to a brand-new life,and in the event that
  • 00:25:27.841 --> 00:25:28.442
  • and in the event thatwe're living in
  • 00:25:28.509 --> 00:25:29.243
  • we're living inthat last moment or two,
  • 00:25:29.310 --> 00:25:30.477
  • that last moment or two,we just didn't want Jesus
  • 00:25:30.544 --> 00:25:32.212
  • we just didn't want Jesusto come and for us
  • 00:25:32.279 --> 00:25:33.647
  • to come and for usnot to have told you
  • 00:25:33.714 --> 00:25:35.249
  • not to have told youthe good news
  • 00:25:35.316 --> 00:25:36.116
  • the good newsthat we've been sitting on
  • 00:25:36.183 --> 00:25:36.917
  • that we've been sitting onseven doors down.
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  • The third thing,
  • 00:25:45.893 --> 00:25:47.461
  • The third thing,coming down to the end here,
  • 00:25:47.528 --> 00:25:49.096
  • coming down to the end here,that will be true of us
  • 00:25:49.163 --> 00:25:49.863
  • that will be true of usif we're living
  • 00:25:49.930 --> 00:25:50.664
  • if we're livingin the last days
  • 00:25:50.731 --> 00:25:51.231
  • in the last daysis we'll be confident.
  • 00:25:51.298 --> 00:25:53.634
  • is we'll be confident.Fear is a less-than mentality.
  • 00:25:53.701 --> 00:25:56.303
  • Fear is a less-than mentality.You know how the little triangle
  • 00:25:56.370 --> 00:25:57.471
  • You know how the little trianglegoes that way?
  • 00:25:57.538 --> 00:25:58.272
  • goes that way?That's the less than, right?
  • 00:25:58.339 --> 00:26:00.407
  • That's the less than, right?Lesser than.
  • 00:26:00.474 --> 00:26:03.477
  • Lesser than.And I believe Satan
  • 00:26:03.544 --> 00:26:04.545
  • And I believe Satanis winning.
  • 00:26:04.612 --> 00:26:06.947
  • is winning.Therefore, I'm gonna
  • 00:26:07.014 --> 00:26:07.848
  • Therefore, I'm gonnalive in fear.
  • 00:26:07.915 --> 00:26:10.351
  • live in fear.But Peter is trying
  • 00:26:10.417 --> 00:26:11.452
  • But Peter is tryingto encourage us.
  • 00:26:11.518 --> 00:26:14.254
  • to encourage us.Satan is roaring,
  • 00:26:14.321 --> 00:26:16.690
  • Satan is roaring,but he's not winning.
  • 00:26:16.757 --> 00:26:20.361
  • but he's not winning.So, I'm gonna live confidently
  • 00:26:20.427 --> 00:26:21.929
  • So, I'm gonna live confidentlyin a greater than mentality
  • 00:26:21.996 --> 00:26:24.531
  • in a greater than mentalitymeaning I'm not gonna
  • 00:26:24.598 --> 00:26:27.334
  • meaning I'm not gonnalive in fear.
  • 00:26:27.401 --> 00:26:30.971
  • live in fear.I'm gonna live in confidence
  • 00:26:31.038 --> 00:26:34.475
  • I'm gonna live in confidence'cause I don't believe Satan
  • 00:26:34.541 --> 00:26:36.143
  • 'cause I don't believe Satanis winning more than I believe
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:37.511
  • is winning more than I believeJesus is coming.
  • 00:26:37.578 --> 00:26:42.983
  • Jesus is coming.And I just want us to walk away
  • 00:26:43.050 --> 00:26:44.451
  • And I just want us to walk awaytoday in faith,
  • 00:26:44.518 --> 00:26:48.956
  • today in faith,not in fear.
  • 00:26:49.023 --> 00:26:53.727
  • not in fear.Fear wants the mic,
  • 00:26:53.794 --> 00:27:00.934
  • Fear wants the mic,but Jesus is the Lord.
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