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A Super Body

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September 10, 2019
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Winning Walk with Ed Young

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A Super Body

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  • Dr. Ed Young: What kind of bodies will we have in heaven?
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  • What will heaven be like?
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  • What will you look like?
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  • What will I look like?
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  • And we'll immediately go to the prototype of the kind of bodies
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  • we'll have and that's a resurrected body
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • We see that supernatural body that he had
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  • but yet the physical body that he had.
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  • We know he would eat, he prepared a fire.
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  • He could be touched.
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  • We know he communicated with people,
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  • and we see the reality there of the resurrected Lord.
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  • Now, you look at the 11 appearances of Jesus in the 40
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  • days of his resurrected life on this earth and three of them,
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  • he was not immediately recognized.
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  • The open tomb there Mary Magdalene,
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  • she didn't recognize Jesus until he said, "Mary."
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  • Then he looked up, and she looked up,
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  • and there was recognition.
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  • Why didn't she recognize him at first?
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  • The first simple reason is a cultured Godly woman would never
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  • look in the face of a strange man in a public place
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  • but when he said, "Mary," there was recognition.
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  • On the road to Emmaus, he was walking along there with these
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  • two men who were discouraged, saying the Messiah they thought
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  • really was the Messiah and Jesus opened the Scriptures
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  • and began to exegete prophecy Old Testament
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  • with these two individuals.
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  • By the way, if there's one time I would love to been present,
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  • it'd been right there.
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  • Man, just think about walking in the resurrected Lord.
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  • He's opening in the Old Testament showing you
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  • what this is about, who's it about, the prophecy.
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  • What a magnificent moment, but they didn't recognize him.
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  • The end of the day perhaps, they invite him going to their home
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  • and they recognize him when he did something.
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  • He broke the bread and they said,
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  • "It is the Lord," and then he was gone.
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  • So, first of all, he was recognized by a voice,
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  • Mary Magdalene, and then recognized by what he did,
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  • the breaking of bread.
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  • It is the Lord.
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  • And then on the Sea of Galilee, the apostles were fishing.
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  • Jesus on the bank, he prepared a charcoal fire,
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  • he was cooking some fish.
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  • He went on edge he said, "Guys, have you caught anything?"
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  • They said, "No."
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  • He said, "Well, throw out on this side of the boat,"
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  • and they did and they had a large, large harvest of fish.
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  • By the way, the Bible tells us the exact number
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  • of fish that they caught.
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  • And then one of the apostles said, "It is the Lord."
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  • He was recognized because they followed
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  • the advice that he gave.
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  • You see, Jesus comes and gives recognition to us
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  • through many ways as he did there in his first appearances
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  • in his resurrected body.
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  • His body was human but yet it was spiritual.
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  • He could appear, he could disappear,
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  • he could go through walls but yet when you look at the body
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  • and see that is the prototype, the type of body that you will
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  • have and I will have when we graduate from this earth
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  • and go to heaven.
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  • Now, is there any hint, is there any shadow in your life and in
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  • my life that, you know, we may already have tasted something of
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  • the heavenly atmosphere already in this life prior to our death?
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  • Let me tell you something, your face and my face,
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  • it's a window to our soul.
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  • We see young people in this church,
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  • Keith and I talk about this fairly regularly,
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  • and we ask about that young person's
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  • who was brought up in our church.
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  • We say, "Well, how is Bill doing?"
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  • They say, "You know, we haven't seen Bill lately."
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  • "What's happened?"
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  • "Well, Bill is running around with a new crowd
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  • or Bill is this."
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  • And we say, "Well, what about Bill?"
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  • And they say, "The light has gone off in his eyes."
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  • The eyes are a dead give away, it's a window to our heart and
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  • our lifestyles and when you see that dullness begin to appear,
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  • that deadness begin to appear, that coldness begin to appear
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  • but by the same token when you see a young person who falls in
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  • love, boy, a light comes on.
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  • You see a child that in a moment ecstasy that light--in other
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  • words, your face and my face is a dead give away so many times
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  • as to where we are with God and where we are
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  • with Christ in this world.
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  • It's almost a pre-resurrection scene and picture, your face.
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  • Everybody here, you're responsible for your face,
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  • your eyes, a window to our heart and our soul and where we are.
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  • Our resurrection bodies will be the only prototype
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  • we have is a resurrected body of Jesus Christ.
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  • But then we've gotta ask some questions about this body.
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  • How old will you be in heaven?
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  • Will it be the age which you died?
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  • Will the baby be a baby and a senior citizen
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  • be a senior citizen?
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  • How old will you be?
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  • Well, Saint Augustine said we'd all be 30 years old.
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  • Thomas Aquinas said we'd all be 33
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  • because that was the age in which Jesus died.
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  • I don't think either one of them knew
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  • what they were talking about.
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  • Let me tell ya how old you'll be in heaven.
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  • Somebody asked me, "How old are you?"
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  • I say, "I'm 41."
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  • Somebody asks how old I tell them, "You know, I'm 73."
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  • I'll tell others, "You know, I'm 12."
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  • Why do you have to give the top number,
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  • would somebody tell me that?
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  • We're all of these ages and in heaven,
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  • they'll be a child within us.
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  • Thank God. There'll be maturity within us.
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  • There'll be all of those ages within you and within me.
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  • In heaven we'll be ageless and that's part of the thrilling
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  • aspect of heaven.
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  • In heaven, we'll always be older and our children and our parents
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  • will always be older than us, but age becomes a nonexistence
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  • reality because we will be living in timelessness.
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  • And we'll talk about that later in our study of heaven,
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  • of eternity and what it means to be beyond time.
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  • But we understand in heaven you'll be the exact right age
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  • you'll need to be to accomplish that supernatural task that God
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  • will have for every one of his children in heaven,
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  • many, many, tasks that we will have.
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  • How old will we be in heaven? One question people ask.
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  • Another question, what will we look like in heaven?
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  • Will be all of us be Ken and Barbie?
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  • Will we all be--have sculptured bodies
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  • and look like Ms. Universe?
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  • How boring that will be.
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  • Let me tell you what we're gonna look like in heaven.
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  • You're gonna look like the best self that you can imagine.
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  • You'll be complete, and full, and whole,
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  • and God is gonna take care of that.
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  • And some of us are gonna look so good we're not gonna recognize
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  • each other until there's other moments of recognition.
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  • It is a--not a universality in heaven,
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  • but there's a great variety in heaven and all of us will come
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  • to the maximum fullness where our appearance will be obvious
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  • to God and obvious to others.
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  • In fact, there will be a glow to you and me in heaven that is
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  • hard to explain and we can't even articulate it in this life.
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  • Then somebody asked, "Well, will I have five senses in heaven?"
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  • And the answer is yes, we'll have all five senses
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  • but we'll have more senses than just five.
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  • And the five senses we have, what about the sense of hearing?
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  • My goodness, we hear something beautiful like the soloists
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  • and the choir today.
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  • Just think if our hearing was just,
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  • maximized what we hear.
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  • We'd hear the chorus of angels.
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  • We would hear beyond our capacity.
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  • It would go on and on.
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  • Imagine to see, we see something beautiful.
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  • Imagine the sense of sight is intensified in density,
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  • and in scope, and understanding, and in beauty.
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  • Imagine to smell, we could smell wonderful fragrances
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  • that we never smelled before.
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  • To taste, you think pecan pie and ice cream is good in heaven,
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  • our taste will just explode.
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  • You see, we take everything here is just a beginning,
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  • a sample of what we're gonna realize in fullness to heaven.
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  • And we'll have more than five senses.
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  • Everybody here has more than five senses right now,
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  • we don't realize it.
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  • We have a sense of balance to various degrees, all of us do.
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  • You don't think about that.
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  • We have a sense of presence around us,
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  • even though we do not see a sense of presence.
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  • We have an understanding of where our arms
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  • and our bodies are without even thinking about it.
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  • We have a sense of time.
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  • We don't put that in the equation.
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  • We have a sense of pain.
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  • And imagine there are hundred or two hundred more senses
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  • that we'll have in heaven as we're exploded in the reality
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  • in our resurrected body.
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  • Just imagine that.
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  • You say, "Well, explain some of those."
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  • How would you explain to somebody who's never heard
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  • what it means to hear?
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  • Try that. They've never heard anything.
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  • You try to explain to him, you know, that--try to explain
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  • to somebody who's never seen what it means to see.
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  • We see these studies with Helen Keller and other personalities,
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  • it's hard--how can we understand today the other senses we'll
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  • have available to us in our supernatural resurrected bodies?
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  • So, the prototype is Jesus.
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  • We think and there we are, we move.
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  • We're supernatural bodies,
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  • that's what we have to picture in heaven.
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  • We'll say, "Where do you get all of this stuff?"
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  • Listen, listen, look in 1 Corinthians 15,
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  • just a few verses.
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  • It says it clearly.
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  • "It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body,
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  • supernatural body.
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  • If there's a natural body, there's also a spiritual body.
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  • The first man is from earth, earthy,
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  • the second man is from heaven.
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  • As the earthy, so also are those who are earthy," that's us,
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  • "and as in heavenly, so also those who are heavenly
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  • just as we have borne the image of earthy,
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  • we'll also bear the image of heavenly."
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  • We have our earth bodies, we have our supernatural,
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  • heavenly bodies.
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  • Those who are in Christ.
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  • What a day of rejoicing that will be.
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  • Now, let me say this in a memorable way,
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  • does anybody in here think 19--well,
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  • let's just pick a year, 1939 and the name Billy Batson.
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  • Does anybody know how that name came into a degree
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  • of prominence in 1939?
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  • Captain Marvel, all he had to say was
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  • Billy Batson said, "Shazam."
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  • You thought that was only Gomer Pyle, didn't you?
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  • Shazam and all of a sudden, he's Captain Marvel
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  • and he has wisdom, he has speed, he can fly.
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  • He's got supernatural speed.
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  • Let me say very reverently to you,
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  • very reverently in another realm exactly when we're in Christ and
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  • breath leaves our body and we receive a supernatural body
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  • with power, eternity with existence,
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  • it's almost like shazam, shazam, the Bible teaches.
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  • Now, now we got a problem.
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  • Here we are, breath has left this body,
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  • shazam, we have a supernatural body,
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  • the lack of which is a resurrected body of Jesus Christ
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  • and we see there's identity, there's recognition,
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  • et cetera, et cetera, and an exposition,
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  • an explosion of our gifts and now,
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  • where are we going to live?
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  • Man, I've got this supernatural body,
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  • where will that body live throughout all eternity?
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  • This is the wonderful thing, it will live in a new heaven
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  • and a new earth.
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  • It'll live right here in this domain except the earth
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  • will go back to a pristine kind of existence.
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  • Now, let's get some absolutes built down,
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  • some biblical absolutes that you need to know.
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  • Look on your screen, look at them,
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  • "God made Adam and Eve to be spiritual and physical and they
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  • were not human until they were both," record that.
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  • "God often took on human form in the Old Testament times.
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  • He was likely in human form as he walked in Eden.
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  • God took on a human body becoming a man in Christ,
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  • not just temporarily but forever."
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  • Listen to that, God took on a human form in Jesus Christ,
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  • second person of trinity.
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  • He became a human, a man, not just temporarily,
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  • but get this, forever.
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  • Remember we said he'll be with us in Christ?
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  • Isn't that something?
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  • "God raised Christ in human body with physical properties,
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  • a body that walked, talked, ate, could be touched.
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  • He explicitly stated he wasn't a ghost.
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  • God made mankind in his image because humans
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  • are physical beings, though God is Spirit.
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  • There must be something about our human bodies
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  • that reflects God's identity.
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  • Certainly there's nothing about our bodies that repulses God
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  • who created humanity as a crowning achievement.
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  • God's Holy Spirit indwells human bodies
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  • and calls them his holy temples.
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  • God will raise people with eternal,"
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  • listen to this, "physical, spiritual, bodies that come
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  • down to inhabit the new earth with them."
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  • Look, heaven is not out there in another cosmos,
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  • another galaxy, or up there over there.
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  • Heaven will be here, a new heaven and a new earth.
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  • Now, we're not gonna deal with, don't ask me after the service,
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  • the little interim period that some talk about between death,
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  • and eternity, and our supernatural bodies in a
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  • supernatural new heaven and the earth because that will come
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  • when Jesus comes and brings down the curtain of history
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  • and some would talk about purgatory.
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  • But we're gonna wait for that sequencing.
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  • Okay, would you do that?
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  • But in the meantime, on this earth there's a lot
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  • of groaning going on.
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  • Did you know this earth groans? It really does.
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  • Do you know there's groaning in you and me?
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  • What is that groaning?
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  • The earth and human beings, humanity fell
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  • in the Garden of Eden, that is the great sin.
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  • That is in chapter 3.
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  • All of sudden, Adam and Eve who had open hands and bent knees
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  • before God, now they chose their hands and they straighten out
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  • their knees because they said, "I want to be a God.
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  • I want to run my own life."
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  • That is the ultimate basic sin that all of us are caught up
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  • in and that's the basic sin of Adam and Eve.
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  • Closed hands, unbent knee.
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  • I'm gonna make my choices of what I eat, where I go,
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  • how I live, and determine the destiny of my life.
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  • That is a fallenness and when man fell,
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  • closed his hands, unbent knees, the whole creation fell.
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  • We live in a world that is under the curse of God
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  • and we live in a human life under the curse of God.
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  • And we see what happens to this curse,
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  • how is it removed and that comes
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  • to what Jesus Christ did on the cross.
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  • And you see evidence of the removal of that curse, where?
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  • In the scars of Jesus.
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  • Here you have the apostles and they look at Jesus,
  • 00:18:23.180 --> 00:18:26.290
  • they thought they won a presidential campaign
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  • and Jesus was gonna be elected president,
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  • but once he was captured and once they saw those nails
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  • nailed in his hand, they said, "Look, it's not gonna happen."
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  • But little did they know, those nails that left the scars
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  • did not mean the end, but it meant the beginning
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  • of the eternal salvation, the eternal salvation.
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  • And so, here we go the groaning.
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  • I want you to read, not in the New American Standard,
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:59.010
  • the King James, I want you to read Peterson's translation
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  • of this passage in Romans chapter 8, tremendous.
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  • "This resurrection life you received from God
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:10.060
  • is not a timid, grave-tending life.
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  • It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike
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  • 'What's next, Papa?' God's Spirit touches our spirits
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  • and confirms who we really are.
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  • We know who he is, we know what we are: Father and children.
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  • And we know we are going to get what's coming to us,"
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  • listen, "an unbelievable inheritance!"
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  • Look at the rest of it.
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  • And that's why I don't think there's any comparison
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  • between the present hard times and the coming good times.
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  • The creative world itself can hardly wait
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  • for what's coming next, that's the groaning.
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  • Everything in creation is being more or less held back.
  • 00:19:56.180 --> 00:20:00.020
  • "God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures
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  • are ready and can be released at the same moment
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  • into the glorious times ahead.
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  • Meantime, the joyful anticipation deepens,"
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  • the anticipation of the supernatural body
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  • in a supernatural world.
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  • Everybody will become everything that God built into you
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  • and built into me to become.
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  • We'll be able to accomplish in heaven everything that we did
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  • not accomplish on this earth and so many thing
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  • we didn't have time to accomplish,
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  • we didn't have opportunity to accomplish,
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  • and because of things that happened in our background,
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  • we were unable to accomplish them.
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  • Understand this, only those things that have died in you
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  • and in me will ever be resurrected.
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  • Only there has to be a death that could be resurrection.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • My mother, God-fearing woman, stern, tough,
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  • disciplinarian, trouble loving openly
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  • and genuinely even myself as her son.
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:24.080
  • In the process I have looked back and in my study at home,
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  • I have a picture of my mom there.
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  • And I look at her and I say, "Mom, boy, now in heaven,
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  • boy, you have killed those things
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  • that limited you loving, limited you in this life."
  • 00:21:40.160 --> 00:21:45.070
  • See, my mother was a very manipulative person.
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  • You say, "Well, why in the world?
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  • Why was she like that?"
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  • Because she was one of--she had four sisters
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  • and four older sisters, she was the baby.
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  • When my grandfather died early on a little farm,
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:59.070
  • my grandmother took those four daughters,
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:01.090
  • moved to Laurel, Mississippi and those five daughters and four
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  • of them would go to work doing all kinds of things.
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  • My grandmother sewed.
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  • They lived very, very, very modestly.
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  • My mother was--went to school so as the youngest child,
  • 00:22:13.070 --> 00:22:16.240
  • she had to manipulate her older sisters to get clothes,
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  • to get means so she would have things.
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  • And so she became--got in the business of manipulation
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  • early in her life and she carried that all the way
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  • through so there was that lack of genuineness.
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:33.130
  • And I look at my mother's picture and said,
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:35.200
  • "Mom, in heaven now,
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:37.080
  • isn't it grateful that manipulation has died?
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  • It's no--isn't it grateful now in heaven you can love freely.
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  • Isn't it grateful in heaven, you won't be limited with poverty
  • 00:22:45.260 --> 00:22:48.260
  • and things that you did not have and things you could not do?
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  • Now you'll be able to spread your wings."
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  • You look at those who've gone ahead of you,
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  • brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles,
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:59.130
  • friends and you say, "Boy, boy, what they could have been,
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:02.130
  • what they should have been, what might have happened."
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  • In heaven, we will become and achieve all these things because
  • 00:23:05.290 --> 00:23:09.260
  • all of that which limited us will be dead and it will be
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  • resurrected again along with our bodies as we live in a
  • 00:23:15.210 --> 00:23:18.260
  • resurrected body in a resurrected world.
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  • That is heaven.
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  • Boy, if we could see all those who graduated before us.
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  • Say, "Will there be any children in heaven?"
  • 00:23:33.050 --> 00:23:35.030
  • Absolutely, what would heaven be without kids?
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  • What about the little baby that never really saw life,
  • 00:23:38.260 --> 00:23:41.130
  • wouldn't it be thrilling to see that baby grow up in a perfect
  • 00:23:41.140 --> 00:23:45.070
  • earth, in a super environment?
  • 00:23:45.080 --> 00:23:47.060
  • Boy, that would be something to behold, wouldn't it?
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  • So, I'm saying, God in his equalizing,
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:53.200
  • but God in his infinite wisdom will see that heaven is all
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  • and more than anything we could ever dream.
  • 00:23:57.270 --> 00:24:01.050
  • Eye has not seen, ear has not heard,
  • 00:24:01.060 --> 00:24:03.050
  • neither is the heart of man what God has prepared for those
  • 00:24:03.060 --> 00:24:06.290
  • who end up in love with him.
  • 00:24:07.000 --> 00:24:11.130
  • That's heaven.
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:13.230
  • Who invented pleasure? Who invented laughter?
  • 00:24:13.240 --> 00:24:21.120
  • Who invented love? Who invented fun?
  • 00:24:21.130 --> 00:24:26.050
  • Who invented friendship? Who invented celebration?
  • 00:24:26.060 --> 00:24:31.270
  • Who invented dancing, and shouting, and praising.
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:35.150
  • And who put all--somebody has the idea that when you talk
  • 00:24:35.160 --> 00:24:40.070
  • about heaven, the pastor has to have a stained-glassed voice.
  • 00:24:40.080 --> 00:24:45.070
  • "I'll tell you--" Man, heaven we know as we have been known.
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:55.030
  • Heaven will be a time of celebration and I'm sure those
  • 00:24:55.040 --> 00:24:58.220
  • who are in Christ who've gone ahead of us they said,
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:01.070
  • "Oh, if they could see me now."
  • 00:25:01.080 --> 00:25:04.130
  • C.S. Lewis preached a great sermon on heaven.
  • 00:25:04.140 --> 00:25:06.260
  • He called it the weight of glory and in this sermon,
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:10.220
  • he said, "If we'd see just ordinary folks in heaven today,
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:14.250
  • they'd have such a weight of glory,
  • 00:25:14.260 --> 00:25:16.280
  • and a glow on them, and a radiance on them,
  • 00:25:16.290 --> 00:25:19.280
  • we would bow down and worship.
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:22.170
  • We'd bow down and worship.
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  • Oh listen, all we have to do,
  • 00:25:25.100 --> 00:25:32.270
  • those tight hands, open them up.
  • 00:25:32.280 --> 00:25:37.140
  • Those unbent knees, just bend them.
  • 00:25:37.150 --> 00:25:42.080
  • And all of a sudden in your life now and forever,
  • 00:25:42.090 --> 00:25:45.060
  • there will be that shazam.
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  • Say it with me, "Shazam."
  • 00:25:50.220 --> 00:25:55.090
  • Oh, if we could see ourselves then,
  • 00:25:55.100 --> 00:26:00.240
  • what a day, what a moment, what a celebration.
  • 00:26:00.250 --> 00:26:05.140
  • It is heaven.
  • 00:26:05.150 --> 00:26:09.180
  • male announcer: What is heaven?
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  • When we think of heaven, we usually think of clouds,
  • 00:26:11.130 --> 00:26:14.190
  • maybe a staircase, a gate,
  • 00:26:14.200 --> 00:26:17.210
  • perhaps a light at the end of a tunnel.
  • 00:26:17.220 --> 00:26:20.080
  • But is heaven a real place?
  • 00:26:20.090 --> 00:26:22.100
  • What will it look like?
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  • What will we do there for eternity?
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  • Throughout God's Word, we're given pieces to the puzzle
  • 00:26:26.190 --> 00:26:29.120
  • of heaven and in the series, Heaven Is,
  • 00:26:29.130 --> 00:26:32.070
  • Dr. Young will put those pieces together to give us our
  • 00:26:32.080 --> 00:26:35.140
  • best understanding of what heaven is really like.
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  • Dr. Young: In heaven, there'll be challenges,
  • 00:26:38.230 --> 00:26:40.110
  • and creativity, and joy, and celebration that'll go on and on
  • 00:26:40.120 --> 00:26:44.190
  • that's beyond anything we can picture or imagine
  • 00:26:44.200 --> 00:26:47.230
  • because we see heaven is real.
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  • It's real.
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  • announcer: To get your copy of this amazing series,
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  • Heaven Is, call the number on your screen or go online
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  • at winningwalk.org.
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  • It's our gift to you for your financial support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • Ed: When my oldest son Ed was 4, he liked to wander into
  • 00:27:10.060 --> 00:27:13.210
  • the woods back behind our house.
  • 00:27:13.220 --> 00:27:16.180
  • I would go after him and bring him back in,
  • 00:27:16.190 --> 00:27:19.180
  • then I started disciplining him and say,
  • 00:27:19.190 --> 00:27:21.260
  • "You can't do that, son."
  • 00:27:21.270 --> 00:27:23.260
  • But it didn't do any good.
  • 00:27:23.270 --> 00:27:25.290
  • One day I decided I'll just let him go off in the woods
  • 00:27:26.000 --> 00:27:28.280
  • and just see where he'll go.
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  • And I followed him from a distance,
  • 00:27:31.160 --> 00:27:34.030
  • hiding behind a tree.
  • 00:27:34.040 --> 00:27:35.240
  • He wandered deeper into the woods and finally he realized
  • 00:27:35.250 --> 00:27:39.090
  • as he looked around, he was lost and he began to cry.
  • 00:27:39.100 --> 00:27:44.000
  • I let him cry a little bit but after a while,
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  • I stepped out from my hiding place and said,
  • 00:27:47.160 --> 00:27:49.260
  • "Son, are you ready to go home?"
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  • If you're God's child through Jesus Christ,
  • 00:27:54.270 --> 00:27:58.070
  • he promises to watch your path.
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  • Sometimes it feels like life is hopeless but he will be there,
  • 00:28:01.180 --> 00:28:07.190
  • when you're ready, to take you all the way home.
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