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Who Will Be In Heaven?

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January 20, 2021
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Pathway to Victory offers a practical application of God’s Word to everyday life through the clear, biblical teaching of Pastor Jeffress.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [MAN] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAYAND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.
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  • NO ONE COMES TO THEFATHER, BUT THROUGH ME."
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  • YET IN TODAY'S ALLINCLUSIVE CULTURE,
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  • PEOPLE WANNA BELIEVE THATALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD.
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  • WELL TODAY, I'M GOING TO SHOWYOU WHAT THE BIBLE REQUIRES
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  • OF THOSE WHO WANT TOSPEND THEIR ETERNITY
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  • WITH GOD AND HIS FAMILY.
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  • THE TRUTH MAY SURPRISE,AND EVEN OFFEND YOU.
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,WHO WILL BE IN HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] AT THIS VERY MOMENT,
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  • GOD IS PREPARING APLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU AND YOURLOVED ONES GET READY
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HASWRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • 'A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.'
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY.
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  • SPEND 100 DAYS REFLECTING
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  • ON THE BEAUTIFUL PLACEGOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST 'A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN',
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • MAPS CAN BE VERY USEFUL
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  • WHEN YOU'RE TRAVELINGAND UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.
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  • I DISCOVERED THATTRUTH THE HARD WAY
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  • A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO.
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  • A PASTOR FRIEND OF MINEIN CANADA HAD ASKED ME
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  • TO COME TO HIS CHURCHTO SPEAK AT A BANQUET.
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  • AND SO I GOT ON THE PLANE ONEFRIDAY MORNING HERE IN DALLAS
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  • AND TRAVELED TOWINNIPEG, MANITOBA.
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  • AND GOT AND ABOUTFOUR IN THE AFTERNOON,
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  • RETRIEVED MY LUGGAGE, WENTOUTSIDE IN FRONT OF A TERMINAL
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  • AND WAITED FOR THEPASTOR TO PICK ME UP.
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  • I WAITED AND I WAITEDAND I WAITED NO PASTOR.
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  • SO I WENT BACK IN THETERMINAL TO CALL HIM
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  • AND I RETRIEVED THE LETTEROF INVITATION FROM HIM
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  • AND I NOTICED THAT THE ADDRESS
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  • IN THE RETURNPORTION OF THE LETTER
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  • DIDN'T MATCH WHERE I WAS.
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  • I HAD BEEN TO SPEAK FORHIM BEFORE IN WINNIPEG
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  • AND I JUST ASSUMED HEWAS STILL IN WINNIPEG.
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  • SO REALIZING I HAD ALITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM
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  • I WENT TO THE AIRLINETICKET COUNTER AND I SAID,
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  • LOOK AT THIS LETTER.
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  • THIS LETTER SAYSI'M SUPPOSED TO BE
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  • SOMEPLACE CALLEDVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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  • AND OF COURSE I'M HERE.
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  • I WONDER, IS THEREA BUS I CAN CATCH?
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  • I NEED TO BE THEREIN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.
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  • THEY LAUGHED AND SAID, "BUS?
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  • VANCOUVER IS 1500MILES FROM HERE."
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  • I THOUGHT, "WHAT AM I GONNA DO?"
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  • BUT THEY SAID, THISIS YOUR LUCKY DAY.
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  • WE HAVE A PLANE RIGHT NOW
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  • THAT'S GETTING READYTO LEAVE FOR VANCOUVER
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  • AND GOING WEST YOUGAIN TWO HOURS.
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  • AND IF YOU GET ONTHAT PLANE RIGHT NOW
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  • YOU CAN MAKE IT THERE INAN HOURS VANCOUVER'S TIME.
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  • SO THEY SAID, WE'LLHOLD THE PLANE.
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  • I RAN AS QUICKLY AS ICOULD DOWN TO THE GATE.
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  • WENT TO THE GATE, GAVETHE AGENT MY BOARDING PASS
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  • WAS ABOUT TO GO DOWNTHE JETWAY WHEN HE SAID,
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  • "WOULD YOU WAIT JUST A MOMENT?"
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  • I TURNED AROUND AND HEGAVE ME A MAP OF CANADA.
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  • HE SAID, "READ THIS,IT WILL HELP YOU
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  • THE NEXT TIME YOUCOME TO OUR COUNTRY."
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  • TRAVELING TO THE WRONGLOCATION CAN BE EMBARRASSING
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  • BUT THERE'S ONETIME IN YOUR LIFE
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  • YOU DON'T WANNA ACCIDENTALLY
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  • END UP AT THE WRONG DESTINATION,
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  • AND THAT'S THEDAY OF YOUR DEATH.
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  • AND IN THIS SERIES, WE'REDISCOVERING 10 SURPRISING TRUTHS
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  • ABOUT THE ETERNAL HOME
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  • THAT GOD IS PREPARINGFOR HIS PEOPLE RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND OVER THESE WEEKS,
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  • WE'VE LOOKED AT SOME THINGSTHAT SURPRISED A LOT OF PEOPLE.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, THE FACT THATWE'RE GONNA SPEND ETERNITY,
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  • NOT UP THERE SOMEPLACE
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  • BUT OUR FINALDESTINATION IS RIGHT HERE
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  • ON THIS NEWLY RECREATED EARTH.
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  • WE WERE MADE FOR EARTH, NOTUP THERE, BUT DOWN HERE.
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  • AND WE'RE GONNADISCOVER IN A FEW WEEKS
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  • THAT WE'RE GONNA KNOWONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN.
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  • YES, WE RECEIVE BRAND NEW BODIES
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  • BUT ALTHOUGH ALL OF THEIMPERFECTIONS ARE GONE
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  • THEY STILL RETAIN THEIRINDIVIDUAL IDENTITY.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT
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  • IN ETERNITY WE'REGONNA DO MORE THAN
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  • FLOAT AROUND ON A CLOUD,BLOCKED IN A HEART.
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  • GOD IS GOING TO GIVE US
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  • REAL MEANINGFUL ANDFULFILLING WORK FOR ETERNITY.
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  • BUT TODAY WE'REGOING TO TALK ABOUT
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  • ONE OF THE GREATESTSURPRISES ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • AND THAT IS WHO IS,GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN?
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  • WE'RE GONNA BESURPRISED TO FIND THAT
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  • MANY OF THE PEOPLE WE THOUGHTWERE GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN
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  • WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • AND MANY PEOPLE WE THOUGHTWOULD NEVER BE IN HEAVEN
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  • WILL END UP IN HEAVEN.
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  • NOW, WHEN I SAY THAT
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  • I'M NOT SUGGESTING THERE'SNOT AN ABSOLUTE STANDARD
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  • BY WHICH WE ENTER INTO HEAVEN.
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  • THE FACT IS THERE IS A STANDARD.
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  • PEOPLE SAY TO ME SOMETIMESWHEN I'M DEBATING THEM ON TV
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  • THEY'LL SAY, WHEN A PASTOR
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  • ONLY GOD CAN DECLAREWHO'S GONNA BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • ONLY GOD GETS TOMAKE THAT DECISION.
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  • AND I SAY, THAT ISABSOLUTELY TRUE.
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  • ONLY GOD CAN DECIDE WHOIS GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN.
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  • THE FACT IS HE'S ALREADYDECIDED THAT THOUGH
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  • AND HE'S MADE HISDECISION PUBLIC.
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  • HE SAID, THERE'SONE WAY TO HEAVEN
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  • AND THAT IS THROUGHFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAYTHE TRUTH AND THE LIFE
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  • NO MAN COMES TO THEFATHER, EXCEPT BY ME."
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  • WHEN I SAY, WE'REGOING TO BE SURPRISED
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  • ABOUT WHO IS IN HEAVEN.
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS WE'REGOING TO BE SURPRISED
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  • ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVETRUSTED IN CHRIST.
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  • IN HEBREWS 4:12 THENEW TESTAMENT SAYS,
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  • "ONLY GOD IS ABLE TO JUDGE
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  • THE THOUGHTS AND THEINTENTIONS OF A PERSON'S HEART.
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  • AND SO I THINK WE'RE GOINGTO BE SURPRISED TO FIND THAT
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  • MANY PEOPLE WE THOUGHT WOULDHAVE NEVER TRUSTED IN CHRIST
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  • ACTUALLY DID ENDED UP TRUSTINGIN CHRIST, OUR SAVIOR.
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  • BUT WE'RE ALSO GOINGTO BE SURPRISED
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  • THAT MANY PEOPLE WE THOUGHTHAD TRUSTED IN CHRIST.
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  • IN FACT, IN THEIR HEARTS
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  • HAD NEVER TRUSTED INCHRIST FOR SALVATION.
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  • IN HEAVEN, WE MAY BESURPRISED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE
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  • WHO ARE OR AREN'T IN HEAVEN.
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  • BUT WE NEVER WANNA BE SURPRISED
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  • ABOUT OUR OWNETERNAL DESTINATION.
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  • AND YET THE BIBLE INDICATES
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  • MANY PEOPLE WILL BE SURPRISED.
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  • IT WILL BE THE SURPRISE OF ALIFETIME WHEN THEY DISCOVER
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  • THAT ALTHOUGH THEY THOUGHT
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  • THEY WERE GOING TO BEWELCOME THEN TO HEAVEN,
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  • GOD TURNS THEM AWAY.
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUSSAID ABOUT THAT SURPRISE
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  • IN MATTHEW 7:21-23.
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  • WE READ THOSE PASSAGESJUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
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  • JESUS SAID, "NOTEVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME,
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  • LORD, LORD, WILL ENTERTHE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
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  • BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OFMY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN,
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  • FOR MANY WILL SAYTO ME ON THAT DAY,
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  • LORD, LORD DID WE NOTPROPHESY IN YOUR NAME?
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  • AND IN YOUR NAME,CAST OUT DEMONS?
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  • AND IN YOUR NAMEPERFORM MANY MIRACLES?
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  • AND THEN I WILL DECLARE TO THEM
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  • I NEVER KNEW YOU.
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  • DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHOPRACTICE LAWLESSNESS."
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  • WILL YOU UNDERLINEDTHAT WORD IN VERSE 22,
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  • MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY.
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  • WHAT DAY IS HE TALKING ABOUT
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  • HE'S TALKING ABOUTTHE JUDGMENT DAY.
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  • HE SAID NOT JUST A FEW PEOPLEARE GONNA BE SURPRISED,
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  • MANY WILL BE SURPRISED
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  • WHO THOUGHT GOD WILLWELCOME THEM INTO HEAVEN,
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  • BUT IN FACT GOD WILL TURNTHEM AWAY FROM HEAVEN.
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  • WHY IS THAT?
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  • SIMPLE.
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  • THEY WERE ON THE WRONGROAD ALL OF THE TIME.
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  • YOU SEE THE BIBLE TEACHES THATTHERE ARE TWO ROADS IN LIFE
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  • THAT LEAD TO TWO VERYDIFFERENT DESTINATIONS.
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  • LOOK UP AT VERSES 13 AND 14.
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  • JESUS EXPLAINED THATIN MATTHEW 7:13 & 14
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  • ABOUT THE FACT THATTHERE ARE TWO ROADS
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  • THAT LEAD TO TWO DESTINATIONS.
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  • "ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE,
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  • FOR THE GATE IS WIDEAND THE WAY IS BROAD
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  • THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION
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  • AND MANY ARE THOSEWHO ENTER BY IT.
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  • FOR THE GATE IS SMALL ANDTHE WAY IS THAT LEADS TO LIFE
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  • AND FEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT."
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  • DO YOU HEAR WHATJESUS IS SAYING?
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  • THERE ARE TWO ROADS IN LIFE.
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  • ONE ROAD IS A BROAD ROAD.
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  • IT'S A WIDE HIGHWAY.
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  • IT'S THE HIGHWAY THATLEADS ULTIMATELY TO HELL
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  • AND ON THIS BROAD ROADTHAT GOES TO HELL,
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  • THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE.
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  • MOST ARE ON THAT ROAD.
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  • BUT JESUS SAIDTHERE'S ANOTHER ROAD
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  • GOING IN THE OPPOSITEDIRECTION THAT IS VERY NARROW.
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  • IT'S THE ROAD THATLEADS TO HEAVEN
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  • AND VERY FEW PEOPLEARE ON THAT ROAD.
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  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SUREYOU'RE ON THE RIGHT ROAD,
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  • THE RIGHT HIGHWAYTHAT LEADS TO HEAVEN
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  • AND NOT ON THE HIGHWAYTHAT LEADS TO HELL.
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  • LET'S GO BACK TO WINNIPEG,MANITOBA FOR A MOMENT.
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  • LET'S JUST SUPPOSEYOU LIVE IN OKLAHOMA
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  • AND YOU DECIDE YOU'D LIKE TOTAKE A VACATION TO WINNIPEG.
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  • YOU'D LIKE ACTUALLYGO THERE ON PURPOSE
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  • INSTEAD OF BY ACCIDENT.
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  • AND SO YOU SAY, I THINKIT'LL BE NICE TO DRIVE THERE.
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  • WE'RE GONNA DRIVE TO WINNIPEG.
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  • AND SO YOU GET ON THE HIGHWAYHEADED TOWARD WINNIPEG.
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  • BUT A LITTLE BITAFTER YOU START OUT
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  • YOU SEE A SIGN THATSAYS, DALLAS 100 MILES.
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  • AND YOU GO A LITTLE FURTHER
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  • AND YOU SEE ANOTHER SIGNTHAT SAYS, HOUSTON 300 MILES.
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  • AND THEN YOU GO A LITTLE FURTHER
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  • AND YOU SEE ABILLBOARD THAT SAYS,
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  • ENJOY A LUXURIOUS NIGHT AT THEHOLIDAY INN IN LAREDO, TEXAS.
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  • NOW, WHAT CONCLUSIONDO YOU DRAW?
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  • THE FACT IS YOU'RE HEADEDIN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
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  • YOU SINCERELY BELIEVEDYOU WERE HEADED NORTH
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  • BUT IN SPITE OF YOUR SINCERITY,YOU WERE HEADED SOUTH.
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  • AND THAT'S THE SAMETHING FOR THOSE OF US
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  • ABOUT OUR ETERNAL DESTINATION.
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  • THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE
  • 00:10:45.934 --> 00:10:47.502
  • WHO SINCERELY BELIEVETHEY'RE GOING TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:10:47.535 --> 00:10:50.338
  • BUT IT DOESN'T MATTERHOW SINCERE YOU ARE,
  • 00:10:50.371 --> 00:10:52.173
  • YOU CAN BE SINCERELY WRONG.
  • 00:10:52.207 --> 00:10:54.642
  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOU'REON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:10:54.676 --> 00:10:58.079
  • AND NOT THE HIGHWAY TO HELL?
  • 00:10:58.113 --> 00:11:00.181
  • THE JOURNEY BEGINSNOT IN THE NEXT LIFE,
  • 00:11:00.215 --> 00:11:02.283
  • THE JOURNEY TO HEAVEN ORHELL BEGINS IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:11:02.317 --> 00:11:05.286
  • IN THIS LIFE YOU'RE ON ONEOF TWO ROADS, JESUS SAID.
  • 00:11:05.320 --> 00:11:08.857
  • YOU'RE ON THE HIGHWAY TOHEAVEN OR THE HIGHWAY TO HELL.
  • 00:11:08.890 --> 00:11:12.127
  • HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF YOU'REON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN?
  • 00:11:12.160 --> 00:11:14.963
  • WELL, THERE ARE FOURSIGNPOSTS, IF YOU WILL
  • 00:11:14.996 --> 00:11:19.334
  • THAT YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE IFYOU ARE ON THE RIGHT ROAD,
  • 00:11:19.367 --> 00:11:24.205
  • THAT WILL END UP IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:24.239 --> 00:11:26.107
  • THESE SIGNPOST REPRESENTFOUR ESSENTIAL TRUTHS
  • 00:11:26.141 --> 00:11:30.178
  • YOU MUST ACKNOWLEDGENOT JUST IN YOUR HEAD,
  • 00:11:30.211 --> 00:11:32.313
  • BUT IN YOUR HEART
  • 00:11:32.347 --> 00:11:33.548
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO ENDUP IN HEAVEN AT ONE DAY.
  • 00:11:33.581 --> 00:11:36.117
  • WHAT ARE THESE SIGNPOSTS?
  • 00:11:36.151 --> 00:11:37.852
  • SIGNPOST NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:11:37.886 --> 00:11:40.922
  • WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGETHAT WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEM.
  • 00:11:40.955 --> 00:11:45.126
  • NOW, MOST PEOPLE REFUSETO GO ANY FURTHER.
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:47.829
  • WHEN THEY SEE THAT SIGN, THEYSAY I'M NOT GOING ANY FURTHER.
  • 00:11:47.862 --> 00:11:51.533
  • I DON'T LIKE BEINGCALLED A SINNER.
  • 00:11:51.566 --> 00:11:53.868
  • THAT IS INSULTING TO ME.
  • 00:11:53.902 --> 00:11:55.170
  • AND SO MANY PEOPLE, WHENTHEY SEE THAT SIGN SAY
  • 00:11:55.203 --> 00:11:57.238
  • I'M TURNING AROUND, I'MGETTING ON A DIFFERENT ROAD.
  • 00:11:57.272 --> 00:12:00.408
  • BUT THE FACT IS, GODSAYS WE ARE ALL SINNERS.
  • 00:12:00.441 --> 00:12:03.812
  • ROMANS 3: 10-12 SAYS,
  • 00:12:03.845 --> 00:12:06.014
  • "THERE IS NONERIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE.
  • 00:12:06.047 --> 00:12:09.951
  • THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS.
  • 00:12:09.984 --> 00:12:11.986
  • THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD.
  • 00:12:12.020 --> 00:12:14.122
  • FOR ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE
  • 00:12:14.155 --> 00:12:16.090
  • TOGETHER THEY HAVEBECOME USELESS.
  • 00:12:16.124 --> 00:12:18.059
  • THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD.
  • 00:12:18.092 --> 00:12:20.028
  • THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."
  • 00:12:20.061 --> 00:12:23.631
  • AND THEN THE CLIMAX IS VERSE 23,
  • 00:12:23.665 --> 00:12:26.167
  • "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLENSHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:12:26.201 --> 00:12:32.307
  • HOW MANY GOOD PEOPLEARE THERE IN THE WORLD?
  • 00:12:32.340 --> 00:12:34.709
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE RIGHTEOUS?
  • 00:12:34.742 --> 00:12:36.244
  • THAT WORD RIGHTEOUS MEANS INA RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD.
  • 00:12:36.277 --> 00:12:39.747
  • WHOM DOES GOD LOOK AT AND SAY
  • 00:12:39.781 --> 00:12:41.216
  • THAT'S A REALLYGOOD GUY OR GIRL.
  • 00:12:41.249 --> 00:12:44.052
  • ZERO,
  • 00:12:44.085 --> 00:12:45.186
  • NONE,
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:46.354
  • NADA, ZILCH.
  • 00:12:46.387 --> 00:12:48.189
  • THERE IS NO ONE RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:12:48.223 --> 00:12:50.859
  • ACCORDING TO GOD'SPERFECT STANDARD.
  • 00:12:50.892 --> 00:12:53.928
  • SOME HAVE SINNED MORE THANOTHERS, BUT WE HAVE ALL SINNED
  • 00:12:53.962 --> 00:12:56.931
  • AND FALLEN SHORT OFGOD'S PLAN FOR OUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:56.965 --> 00:12:59.934
  • HE GOES ON TO SAYIN ROMANS 6:23,
  • 00:12:59.968 --> 00:13:01.903
  • "FOR THE WAGES THAT IS THEPAYMENT OF SIN IS DEATH."
  • 00:13:01.936 --> 00:13:06.641
  • NOT JUST PHYSICAL DEATH,BUT SPIRITUAL DEATH
  • 00:13:06.674 --> 00:13:10.111
  • THAT WORD DEATH, THANATOSIN GREEK MEANS SEPARATION
  • 00:13:10.144 --> 00:13:13.448
  • JUST AS PHYSICAL DEATH
  • 00:13:13.481 --> 00:13:14.916
  • IS THE SEPARATION OF OURBODY FROM OUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:14.949 --> 00:13:17.886
  • ETERNAL DEATH IS THE SEPARATIONOF OUR SPIRIT FROM GOD.
  • 00:13:17.919 --> 00:13:22.123
  • WE ALL DESERVE THATSENTENCE BECAUSE THE FACT IS
  • 00:13:22.156 --> 00:13:25.426
  • WE HAVE ALL SINNED BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:13:25.460 --> 00:13:28.730
  • AND THAT LEADS TOSIGNPOST NUMBER TWO,
  • 00:13:28.763 --> 00:13:31.332
  • THAT WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGEON OUR WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:31.366 --> 00:13:33.735
  • AND THAT IS GOD IS SINLESS.
  • 00:13:33.768 --> 00:13:36.938
  • EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A SINPROBLEM, GOD IS SINLESS.
  • 00:13:36.971 --> 00:13:40.508
  • THE WORD IN THE BIBLEFOR THAT IS HOLY.
  • 00:13:40.541 --> 00:13:43.945
  • NO LESS THAN SIX TIMESIN THE BIBLE GOD SAYS,
  • 00:13:43.978 --> 00:13:47.315
  • "BE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY."
  • 00:13:47.348 --> 00:13:51.819
  • THAT WORD HOLY LITERALLY MEANSDIFFERENT, SEPARATE, ABOVE.
  • 00:13:51.853 --> 00:13:57.959
  • GOD IS DIFFERENT THAN WE ARE.
  • 00:13:57.992 --> 00:14:00.528
  • WE ARE SINFUL, GOD IS SINLESS.
  • 00:14:00.561 --> 00:14:04.165
  • IN HABAKKUK 1:13 GODSAYS ABOUT HIMSELF,
  • 00:14:04.198 --> 00:14:08.169
  • "FOR YOUR EYES ARE TOOPURE TO APPROVE EVIL.
  • 00:14:08.202 --> 00:14:11.372
  • AND YOU CAN NOT LOOK ONWICKEDNESS WITH FAVOR."
  • 00:14:11.406 --> 00:14:17.412
  • GOD HAS A ZEROTOLERANCE LEVEL FOR SIN
  • 00:14:17.445 --> 00:14:21.049
  • BECAUSE HE IS HOLY, SINLESS.
  • 00:14:21.082 --> 00:14:23.718
  • NOW, WHEN YOU COUPLE THATTRUTH WITH THE FIRST SIGN POST
  • 00:14:23.751 --> 00:14:27.488
  • WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEMAND GOD IS SINLESS,
  • 00:14:27.522 --> 00:14:30.858
  • YOU CAN GET PRETTYDISCOURAGED PRETTY EASILY.
  • 00:14:30.892 --> 00:14:33.962
  • ON OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:14:33.995 --> 00:14:35.663
  • NONE OF US HASENOUGH SPIRITUAL GAS,
  • 00:14:35.697 --> 00:14:39.033
  • OR GOODNESS TO GET INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:39.067 --> 00:14:41.502
  • NOW, SOME PEOPLE HAVEA QUARTER OF A TANK.
  • 00:14:41.536 --> 00:14:44.439
  • SOME PEOPLE MIGHTHAVE A HALF A TANK.
  • 00:14:44.472 --> 00:14:46.741
  • SOME PEOPLE MIGHTHAVE 7/8 OF A TANK
  • 00:14:46.774 --> 00:14:48.943
  • FULL OF GOODNESSIN THEIR OWN LIFE
  • 00:14:48.977 --> 00:14:51.045
  • BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGHTO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:51.079 --> 00:14:53.614
  • ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLSHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:14:53.648 --> 00:14:56.718
  • SO WHAT'S OUR OPTION THERE.
  • 00:14:56.751 --> 00:14:58.586
  • WELL, THAT LEADS TO A THIRDSIGNPOST ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:14:58.619 --> 00:15:01.489
  • AND THAT IS OURNEED FOR A SAVIOR.
  • 00:15:01.522 --> 00:15:04.158
  • JESUS IS THE SOLUTIONTO OUR SIN PROBLEM.
  • 00:15:04.192 --> 00:15:09.797
  • WE ARE SINFUL.
  • 00:15:09.831 --> 00:15:12.100
  • HE IS SINLESS BUT HEHAS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED
  • 00:15:12.133 --> 00:15:16.204
  • TO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:16.237 --> 00:15:17.739
  • WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:15:17.772 --> 00:15:19.340
  • AND STAY WITH ME ON THIS.
  • 00:15:19.374 --> 00:15:20.608
  • WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS
  • 00:15:20.641 --> 00:15:22.944
  • TWO AMAZINGTRANSACTIONS TOOK PLACE.
  • 00:15:22.977 --> 00:15:26.414
  • FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:15:26.447 --> 00:15:27.882
  • JESUS TOOK THE PUNISHMENTI DESERVE FOR MY SINS.
  • 00:15:27.915 --> 00:15:33.388
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, GOD IS SO HOLY.
  • 00:15:33.421 --> 00:15:34.255
  • HE CANNOT OVERLOOK EVIL.
  • 00:15:34.288 --> 00:15:36.224
  • IN FACT, IN NAHUM 1:3 IT SAYS,
  • 00:15:36.257 --> 00:15:39.494
  • "THE LORD WILL BY NO MEANSLEAVE THE GUILTY UNPUNISHED."
  • 00:15:39.527 --> 00:15:45.433
  • GOD DEMANDS THATSIN BE PUNISHED.
  • 00:15:45.466 --> 00:15:48.169
  • SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FORYOUR SIN AND MY SIN.
  • 00:15:48.202 --> 00:15:51.973
  • AND WHEN JESUS DIED ON THECROSS IN SOME INEXPLICABLE WAY
  • 00:15:52.006 --> 00:15:56.411
  • HE TOOK ALL OF THEPUNISHMENT FROM GOD
  • 00:15:56.444 --> 00:15:58.780
  • THAT YOU AND I DESERVE.
  • 00:15:58.813 --> 00:16:00.248
  • BUT NOT ONLY THAT,
  • 00:16:00.281 --> 00:16:01.849
  • NOT ONLY DID JESUS TAKETHE PUNISHMENT WE DESERVE
  • 00:16:01.883 --> 00:16:04.886
  • BUT HE GAVE US HIS GOODNESSTHAT WE DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:16:04.919 --> 00:16:08.990
  • HE CREDITED US WITHHIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:16:09.023 --> 00:16:12.393
  • AND THAT'S WHY2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 SAYS,
  • 00:16:12.427 --> 00:16:15.363
  • "GOD MADE HIM, THAT IS JESUS,
  • 00:16:15.396 --> 00:16:17.865
  • WHO KNEW NO SIN TOBE SIN ON OUR BEHALF
  • 00:16:17.899 --> 00:16:20.768
  • THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THERIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM."
  • 00:16:20.802 --> 00:16:24.472
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT BECAUSEJESUS WAS THE SON OF GOD
  • 00:16:24.505 --> 00:16:27.442
  • HE IS THE ONLY PERSONWHO'S EVER BEEN BORN
  • 00:16:27.475 --> 00:16:30.144
  • WHO COULD ACCOMPLISHTHOSE TWO THINGS.
  • 00:16:30.178 --> 00:16:32.647
  • ONLY HE COULD TAKE THEPUNISHMENT FOR OUR SIN
  • 00:16:32.680 --> 00:16:35.283
  • BECAUSE HE WAS SINLESS.
  • 00:16:35.316 --> 00:16:36.751
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE TOSUFFER FOR HIS OWN SIN.
  • 00:16:36.784 --> 00:16:38.352
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY SIN.
  • 00:16:38.386 --> 00:16:39.353
  • HE WAS THE ONLY ONE QUALIFIED
  • 00:16:39.387 --> 00:16:41.289
  • TO BEAR THEPUNISHMENT WE DESERVE.
  • 00:16:41.322 --> 00:16:43.458
  • AND HE IS THE ONLY PERSONIN HISTORY AS THE SON OF GOD
  • 00:16:43.491 --> 00:16:47.795
  • WHO HAD ENOUGH RIGHTEOUSNESSTO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:47.829 --> 00:16:50.498
  • AND THAT'S WHYJESUS IS DIFFERENT
  • 00:16:50.531 --> 00:16:52.600
  • THAN ANY OTHER RELIGIOUSLEADER IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:52.633 --> 00:16:56.104
  • JESUS CAN NEVER SOLVEYOUR SIN PROBLEM
  • 00:16:56.137 --> 00:16:58.973
  • UNTIL YOU ACKNOWLEDGE
  • 00:16:59.006 --> 00:17:00.274
  • THAT HE IS THE ONLYBEGOTTEN SON OF GOD,
  • 00:17:00.308 --> 00:17:03.478
  • WHO IS CAPABLE OF BEINGYOUR SIN SUBSTITUTE
  • 00:17:03.511 --> 00:17:06.814
  • OF TAKING THEPUNISHMENT YOU DESERVE
  • 00:17:06.848 --> 00:17:08.816
  • AND GIVING YOU AND ME THERIGHTEOUSNESS WE DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:17:08.850 --> 00:17:12.920
  • ROMANS 5:1 PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:17:12.954 --> 00:17:14.622
  • "THEREFORE, HAVINGBEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH
  • 00:17:14.655 --> 00:17:17.825
  • WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGHOUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:17:17.859 --> 00:17:23.965
  • THAT WORD JUSTIFIEDAS A LEGAL WORD.
  • 00:17:23.998 --> 00:17:25.766
  • IT MEANS FOR A JUDGETO DECLARE NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:17:25.800 --> 00:17:30.338
  • THAT MEANS THE MOMENT YOU TRUSTIN JESUS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:17:30.371 --> 00:17:34.242
  • IN THAT GREATCOURTROOM OF HEAVEN
  • 00:17:34.275 --> 00:17:36.210
  • GOD SLAMS DOWN THEGAVEL AND SAYS,
  • 00:17:36.244 --> 00:17:39.046
  • NOT GUILTY, NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:42.083
  • YOU ARE FORGIVEN OF YOUR SINS.
  • 00:17:42.116 --> 00:17:45.286
  • NOW THIS ISN'T A BLANKET PARDON,
  • 00:17:45.319 --> 00:17:47.488
  • A BLANKET FORGIVENESSGIVEN TO EVERYONE.
  • 00:17:47.522 --> 00:17:50.658
  • IT IS SOMETHING THAT MUSTBE RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:17:50.691 --> 00:17:55.129
  • THEREFORE, ROMANS 5:1 SAYS,
  • 00:17:55.163 --> 00:17:56.831
  • "HAVING BEENJUSTIFIED BY FAITH."
  • 00:17:56.864 --> 00:18:00.668
  • FAITH IS THE CONDUIT THROUGHWHICH GOD POURS HIS FORGIVENESS
  • 00:18:00.701 --> 00:18:04.705
  • HIS GOODNESS INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:04.739 --> 00:18:07.141
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE FINALSIGN POST WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE
  • 00:18:07.175 --> 00:18:10.411
  • ON OUR WAY TO HEAVEN AND THAT IS
  • 00:18:10.444 --> 00:18:12.413
  • WE MUST CHOOSE TO ACCEPTCHRIST'S OFFER OF FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:18:12.446 --> 00:18:18.286
  • YOU KNOW WHAT'S SO INTERESTING?
  • 00:18:18.319 --> 00:18:21.088
  • IF YOU HAVE MADE IT THISFAR ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:18:21.122 --> 00:18:23.591
  • YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUHAVE A SIN PROBLEM
  • 00:18:23.624 --> 00:18:26.394
  • AND THAT GOD IS SINLESS
  • 00:18:26.427 --> 00:18:28.196
  • AND THAT JESUS CANSOLVE THAT SIN PROBLEM
  • 00:18:28.229 --> 00:18:30.631
  • BY TAKING THEPUNISHMENT YOU DESERVE
  • 00:18:30.665 --> 00:18:32.433
  • AND GIVING YOU THERIGHTEOUSNESS YOU DON'T DESERVE.
  • 00:18:32.466 --> 00:18:34.602
  • IF YOU ACCEPT ALLOF THOSE TRUTHS,
  • 00:18:34.635 --> 00:18:36.971
  • YOU ARE CLOSER TO HEAVEN THAN99% OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:37.004 --> 00:18:41.342
  • MOST PEOPLE TURN AWAYAT THE FIRST IDEA
  • 00:18:41.375 --> 00:18:43.744
  • THAT THEY'RE A SINNER.
  • 00:18:43.778 --> 00:18:44.979
  • OTHERS TURN AWAY OUTOF DISCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:18:45.012 --> 00:18:47.248
  • WHEN THEY THINK GODIS TOO HOLY FOR THEM
  • 00:18:47.281 --> 00:18:49.217
  • TO EVER HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH.
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:50.651
  • OTHER PEOPLE THEYSTUMBLE OVER THE IDEA
  • 00:18:50.685 --> 00:18:52.920
  • THAT ONLY JESUS CANOFFER SALVATION.
  • 00:18:52.954 --> 00:18:55.723
  • IF YOU'VE MADE IT THIS FAR,
  • 00:18:55.756 --> 00:18:57.358
  • YOU'VE MADE IT FURTHERTHAN MOST PEOPLE
  • 00:18:57.391 --> 00:18:59.060
  • AND YET YOU'RE NOT THERE YET.
  • 00:18:59.093 --> 00:19:01.295
  • YOU'RE ALMOST THERE,BUT YOU'RE NOT THERE.
  • 00:19:01.329 --> 00:19:03.965
  • THERE IS A FINALSTEP YOU HAVE TO TAKE
  • 00:19:03.998 --> 00:19:06.634
  • ON THAT HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:06.667 --> 00:19:08.469
  • AND THAT IS TO END THEINDIVIDUALLY CHOOSE
  • 00:19:08.502 --> 00:19:11.072
  • TO TRUST IN CHRISTFOR SALVATION.
  • 00:19:11.105 --> 00:19:13.174
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT GODIS HOLY AND YOU ARE UNHOLY.
  • 00:19:13.207 --> 00:19:16.677
  • YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED
  • 00:19:16.711 --> 00:19:18.412
  • AND PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SINS,
  • 00:19:18.446 --> 00:19:20.181
  • BUT THERE HAS TO BE A TIME WHENGOD TRANSFERS THE GOODNESS,
  • 00:19:20.214 --> 00:19:24.518
  • THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OFHIS SON INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:24.552 --> 00:19:27.221
  • SO THAT WHEN GOD LOOKS AT YOU,HE NO LONGER SEES YOUR SIN.
  • 00:19:27.255 --> 00:19:30.791
  • HE SEES THE GOODNESS,THE RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:19:30.825 --> 00:19:33.527
  • OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:33.561 --> 00:19:35.663
  • JOHN SAID IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:19:35.696 --> 00:19:37.331
  • "BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED JESUS,
  • 00:19:37.365 --> 00:19:41.369
  • TO THEM HE GAVE THE RIGHT TOBECOME THE CHILDREN OF GOD
  • 00:19:41.402 --> 00:19:45.906
  • EVEN TO THOSE WHOBELIEVE IN HIS NAME."
  • 00:19:45.940 --> 00:19:50.511
  • WE ALL HAVE VARIOUSAMOUNTS OF GOODNESS
  • 00:19:50.544 --> 00:19:52.980
  • IN OUR SPIRITUAL GAS TANK.
  • 00:19:53.014 --> 00:19:54.915
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE AQUARTER OF A TANK.
  • 00:19:54.949 --> 00:19:57.451
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE HALF A TANK.
  • 00:19:57.485 --> 00:19:58.919
  • SOME HAVE 7/8 OF A TANK,BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:19:58.953 --> 00:20:02.957
  • SOME ARE BONE DRY.
  • 00:20:02.990 --> 00:20:05.159
  • IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER,NONE OF US HAS ENOUGH.
  • 00:20:05.192 --> 00:20:08.996
  • BUT GOD OFFERS HISFORGIVENESS TO ANYONE
  • 00:20:09.030 --> 00:20:13.567
  • AND TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS.
  • 00:20:13.601 --> 00:20:16.270
  • RANDY ALCORN ILLUSTRATES
  • 00:20:16.304 --> 00:20:18.706
  • THE WONDERFUL POWEROF GOD TO FORGIVE
  • 00:20:18.739 --> 00:20:21.442
  • WITH THE STORYFROM HIS OWN LIFE.
  • 00:20:21.475 --> 00:20:23.744
  • HE WRITES,
  • 00:20:23.778 --> 00:20:25.012
  • "WESLEY ALLAN DODDTORTURED, MOLESTED
  • 00:20:25.046 --> 00:20:29.150
  • AND MURDERED THREE BOYSIN VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON
  • 00:20:29.183 --> 00:20:32.320
  • 15 MILES FROM OUR HOME.
  • 00:20:32.353 --> 00:20:34.955
  • DODD WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HANGED,
  • 00:20:34.989 --> 00:20:37.058
  • THE FIRST U.S. HANGINGIN THREE DECADES
  • 00:20:37.091 --> 00:20:39.860
  • SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHTON JANUARY 4TH, 1993.
  • 00:20:39.894 --> 00:20:46.334
  • AT DINNER THAT EVENING BOTH OFOUR DAUGHTERS, THEN 11 AND 13
  • 00:20:46.367 --> 00:20:49.236
  • PRAYED EARNESTLY THATDODD WOULD REPENT
  • 00:20:49.270 --> 00:20:52.306
  • AND PLACES FAITH INCHRIST BEFORE HE DIED.
  • 00:20:52.340 --> 00:20:55.576
  • I AGREED WITH THEIR PRAYER
  • 00:20:55.609 --> 00:20:57.812
  • BUT ONLY BECAUSEI KNEW I SHOULD.
  • 00:20:57.845 --> 00:21:00.281
  • I STAYED UP AND WATCHED.
  • 00:21:00.314 --> 00:21:02.383
  • REPORTERS FROM ALLOVER THE COUNTRY
  • 00:21:02.416 --> 00:21:04.151
  • CROWDED AROUND THE PRISON.
  • 00:21:04.185 --> 00:21:06.153
  • 12 MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
  • 00:21:06.187 --> 00:21:07.888
  • WERE FIRSTHAND WITNESSESTO THE EXECUTION.
  • 00:21:07.922 --> 00:21:11.492
  • WHEN THEY EMERGED 30MINUTES AFTER DODD DIED
  • 00:21:11.525 --> 00:21:15.296
  • THEY RECOUNTED THE EXPERIENCE.
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  • ONE OF THEM READDODD'S LAST WORDS.
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  • "I HAD THOUGHT THERE WASNO HOPE AND NO PEACE.
  • 00:21:21.902 --> 00:21:25.106
  • I WAS WRONG.
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  • I FOUND HOPE AND PEACE INTHE LORD JESUS CHRIST."
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  • GASP AND GROANSERUPTED FROM THE CROWD.
  • 00:21:32.680 --> 00:21:35.282
  • THEIR ANGER WAS PALPABLE.
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  • HOW DARE SOMEONE WHO HAS DONEANYTHING SO TERRIBLE TO SAY
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  • HE HAS FOUND HOPEAND PEACE IN JESUS.
  • 00:21:41.522 --> 00:21:44.258
  • DOES HE REALLY THINK GODWILL LET HIM INTO HEAVEN
  • 00:21:44.291 --> 00:21:46.861
  • AFTER WHAT HE'S DONE?
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  • SHUT UP AND GO TOHELL CHILD KILLER.
  • 00:21:48.529 --> 00:21:50.965
  • YOU WON'T GET OFF THAT EASY.
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  • THE IDEA OF GOD'SOFFERING GRACE TO DODD
  • 00:21:53.734 --> 00:21:56.804
  • WAS UTTERLY OFFENSIVE.
  • 00:21:56.837 --> 00:22:00.074
  • AND YET DIDN'T JESUSDIE FOR DODD'S SINS
  • 00:22:00.107 --> 00:22:04.445
  • JUST AS HE DID FOR MINE?
  • 00:22:04.478 --> 00:22:07.081
  • NO SIN IS BIGGERTHAN THE SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:07.114 --> 00:22:11.218
  • GRACE IS LITERALLYNOT OF THIS WORLD.
  • 00:22:11.252 --> 00:22:14.688
  • I STRUGGLED WITH THEIDEA OF GOD'S SAVING DODD
  • 00:22:14.722 --> 00:22:18.726
  • ONLY BECAUSE I THOUGHTTOO MUCH OF MYSELF
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  • AND TOO LITTLE OF MY LORD."
  • 00:22:22.296 --> 00:22:26.000
  • LISTEN TO ME THIS MORNING.
  • 00:22:26.033 --> 00:22:29.103
  • IT DOESN'T MATTERWHAT YOU'VE DONE.
  • 00:22:29.136 --> 00:22:31.539
  • DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCHOR HOW LITTLE GOODNESS
  • 00:22:31.572 --> 00:22:34.442
  • YOU HAVE IN YOURSPIRITUAL GAS TANK.
  • 00:22:34.475 --> 00:22:37.344
  • GOD IS ABLE ANDWILLING TO FORGIVE YOU
  • 00:22:37.378 --> 00:22:43.751
  • AND TO WELCOME YOU INTO HEAVENIF YOU'RE WILLING TO ASK.
  • 00:22:43.784 --> 00:22:46.720
  • AS PAUL SAID IN ROMANS 10:13,
  • 00:22:46.754 --> 00:22:48.889
  • "FOR WHO EVER CALLS UPONTHE NAME OF THE LORD
  • 00:22:48.923 --> 00:22:53.761
  • SHALL BE SAVED."
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  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:23:01.502
  • THAT'S AN AMAZING PROMISE.
  • 00:23:01.535 --> 00:23:04.038
  • YOU CAN BE A PART OFGOD'S FOREVER FAMILY
  • 00:23:04.071 --> 00:23:06.874
  • BY REPENTING OF YOUR SINS,
  • 00:23:06.907 --> 00:23:08.843
  • ASKING GOD FOR HIS FORGIVENESS
  • 00:23:08.876 --> 00:23:11.111
  • AND TRUSTING IN CHRISTAS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
  • 00:23:11.145 --> 00:23:15.182
  • WELL, I WANNA TAKE JUSTA MOMENT TO THANK YOU
  • 00:23:15.216 --> 00:23:17.818
  • FOR YOUR FINANCIAL INVESTMENTIN PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:17.852 --> 00:23:21.388
  • WHETHER YOU'RE A PATHWAY PARTNEROR JUST A ONE-TIME GIVER,
  • 00:23:21.422 --> 00:23:25.125
  • YOUR GIFTS TRULYMAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:23:25.159 --> 00:23:27.528
  • AS PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:23:27.561 --> 00:23:29.530
  • ARE CATCHING A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN
  • 00:23:29.563 --> 00:23:31.699
  • AND EXPLAINING TOPEOPLE HOW TO GET THERE.
  • 00:23:31.732 --> 00:23:34.602
  • SO THANK YOU FORPARTNERING WITH US,
  • 00:23:34.635 --> 00:23:37.137
  • AS TOGETHER WEPIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:37.171 --> 00:23:39.807
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:39.840 --> 00:23:41.976
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE, I'LL BEBACK WITH IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • 00:23:45.412 --> 00:23:48.582
  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL OF THEPRESSING CHALLENGES
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  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY.
  • 00:23:50.584 --> 00:23:52.152
  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW.
  • 00:23:52.186 --> 00:23:54.788
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:23:54.822 --> 00:23:58.025
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:23:58.058 --> 00:24:00.594
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKING
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  • FROM EARTHLY CONCERNSTO HEAVENLY COMFORTS
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  • 'A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,'
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  • 00:24:10.037 --> 00:24:13.607
  • THE BIBLE TELLS USTHAT EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:24:13.641 --> 00:24:15.876
  • IS GOING TO MAKE A TRIP ONEDAY TO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:15.910 --> 00:24:19.680
  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:24:19.713 --> 00:24:23.050
  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST,
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:24:41.669 --> 00:24:43.370
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:00.087 --> 00:25:02.289
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • 00:25:02.323 --> 00:25:05.125
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:25:05.159 --> 00:25:06.894
  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERE,
  • 00:25:06.927 --> 00:25:08.829
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:08.862 --> 00:25:10.864
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:25:10.898 --> 00:25:12.967
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT
  • 00:25:13.000 --> 00:25:14.635
  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESSWITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • 00:25:18.372 --> 00:25:20.407
  • IN TODAY'S CULTURE, THEEXCLUSIVITY OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:25:20.441 --> 00:25:23.978
  • IS VIEWED AS NARROWAND DOGMATIC.
  • 00:25:24.011 --> 00:25:27.047
  • MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT
  • 00:25:27.081 --> 00:25:28.282
  • HEAVEN OUGHT TO BEOPEN TO EVERYONE
  • 00:25:28.315 --> 00:25:30.317
  • REGARDLESS OF THEIR BELIEFS.
  • 00:25:30.351 --> 00:25:32.553
  • BUT THE BIBLE MAKESIT CRYSTAL CLEAR,
  • 00:25:32.586 --> 00:25:35.022
  • ONLY THOSE WHO TRUSTIN CHRIST FOR SALVATION
  • 00:25:35.055 --> 00:25:38.525
  • WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:38.559 --> 00:25:40.794
  • AND THE BIBLE DESCRIBESHEAVEN AS A WONDERFUL PLACE
  • 00:25:40.828 --> 00:25:44.531
  • WITH NO MORE DEATH, NO MOREPAIN AND NO MORE TEARS.
  • 00:25:44.565 --> 00:25:50.704
  • BUT HOW CAN WE TRULYBE HAPPY IN HEAVEN
  • 00:25:50.738 --> 00:25:52.339
  • WHEN THERE'S STILL SO MUCHSUFFERING HERE ON EARTH?
  • 00:25:52.373 --> 00:25:55.209
  • DO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN EVEN KNOWWHAT'S HAPPENING ON EARTH?
  • 00:25:55.242 --> 00:25:58.579
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:58.612 --> 00:26:01.215
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:01.248 --> 00:26:03.283
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  • 00:26:03.317 --> 00:26:04.885
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:04.918 --> 00:26:07.087
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:07.121 --> 00:26:09.890
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:26:16.530 --> 00:26:19.967
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  • 00:26:20.000 --> 00:26:21.368
  • 'WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN'
  • 00:26:21.402 --> 00:26:24.038
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:26:24.071 --> 00:26:25.506
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:43.490 --> 00:26:45.292
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  • 00:26:45.325 --> 00:26:47.227
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING WRITINGOR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:47.261 --> 00:26:51.131
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:51.165 --> 00:26:54.301
  • CAN PEOPLE IN HEAVEN REALLY KNOW
  • 00:26:54.334 --> 00:26:56.670
  • WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTHOR EVEN IN HELL ITSELF?
  • 00:26:56.704 --> 00:27:02.710
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERABOUT THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:27:02.743 --> 00:27:05.012
  • THE ANSWER IS,
  • 00:27:05.045 --> 00:27:06.580
  • ABSOLUTELY PEOPLEIN HEAVEN DO KNOW
  • 00:27:06.613 --> 00:27:09.717
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  • 00:27:17.224 --> 00:27:20.728
  • HERE ON THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:20.761 --> 00:27:22.596
  • ♪ MUSIC
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