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January 24, 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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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS, "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME TO THIS
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  • VERY SPECIAL EDITION OF,"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, THECITIZENS OF OUR GREAT NATION
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  • CAST THEIR VOTES TOELECT THE NEXT PRESIDENT
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  • OF THE UNITED STATES.
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  • THE OUTCOME OF THIS HIGHLYCHARGED POLITICAL CONTEST
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  • HAS SPLIT OUR COUNTRYRIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.
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  • AS CHRISTIANS,HOW DO WE RESPOND?
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  • AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOWDO WE BECOME BRIGHT LIGHTS
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  • DURING A SEASON OFCULTURAL DARKNESS?
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  • I'M GOING TO ANSWERTHE QUESTION,
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  • "HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANSRESPOND TO PRESIDENT BIDEN?"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF,"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] AT THIS VERYMOMENT, GOD IS PREPARING A PLACE
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  • OF UNENDING JOY FORTHOSE 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,100 DAYS OF LIVING
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  • IN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
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  • SPEND 100 DAYS REFLECTINGON THE BEAUTIFUL PLACE
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  • GOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST, "A PLACE CALLEDHEAVEN, 100 DAYS OF LIVING
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  • IN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFTTO, "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • TUESDAY AFTERNOON, I WAS DRIVING
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  • DOWN HARRY HINES BOULEVARD
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  • AND MY TELEPHONE RANG AND THEPERSON ON THE OTHER END SAID,
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  • "THIS IS THE WHITEHOUSE OPERATOR.
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  • THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE TOTALK TO YOU FROM AIR FORCE ONE.
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  • CAN YOU TAKE THE CALL?"
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  • I VEERED INTO A CONVENIENCESTORE PARKING LOT
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  • AND SAT THERE AND TALKEDTO PRESIDENT TRUMP.
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  • AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE ELECTION
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  • AND WE TALKED ABOUTTHE LAST FOUR YEARS.
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  • AND I SAID, "MR.PRESIDENT, WITHOUT DOUBT,
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO DOWNAS THE MOST PRO-LIFE,
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  • PRO-RELIGIOUS LIBERTY INTHE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY,
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  • AND I WANT TO THANKYOU FOR THAT."
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • AND I BELIEVE THATWITH ALL OF MY HEART,
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  • AND THAT'S WHY I,ALONG WITH MILLIONS
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  • OF CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANSWERE DISAPPOINTED
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  • IN THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION.
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  • BUT THE FACT IS WEARE GOING TO HAVE
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  • A NEW PRESIDENT THIS WEDNESDAY.
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  • AT 12:01 P.M.JOE BIDEN IS GOING TO BE
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  • THE NEW PRESIDENT OFTHE UNITED STATES.
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  • NOTHING'S GOING TO CHANGE THAT.
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  • AND THE QUESTION IS, HOWSHOULD WE, WHO ARE CHRISTIANS,
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  • PERHAPS CHRISTIANS WHODIDN'T VOTE FOR HIM,
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  • WHAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITYTOWARD THIS NEW PRESIDENT?
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  • I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THATI AM NOT DOWNTRODDEN.
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  • I'M NOT DISTRAUGHT.
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  • I'M NOT DEPRESSED OVERTHE ELECTION RESULTS.
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  • I AM MORE HOPEFULTHAN I'VE EVER BEEN
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  • ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OURCOUNTRY AND OUR WORLD.
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  • AND HERE'S THE ONEREASON I HAVE THAT HOPE.
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  • ALTHOUGH THE OCCUPANTOF THE OVAL OFFICE
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  • IS CHANGING THIS WEDNESDAY,
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  • THE OCCUPANT OF THE THRONEOF HEAVEN IS NOT CHANGING.
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  • -(CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)-HE IS STILL IN RESIDENCE.
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  • HE IS STILL IN CONTROL.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT IWANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY,
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  • THE HOPE THAT WE HAVE ASCHRISTIANS, SPECIFICALLY,
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  • I WANT TO SHARE WITHYOU FOUR THINGS
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  • ABOUT GOD THAT THEELECTION DID NOT CHANGE
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  • AND CANNOT CHANGE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL,
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  • THIS ELECTION DOES NOTCHANGE GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.
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  • GODS SOVEREIGNTYHAS NOT CHANGED.
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  • IN EPHESIANS 1:11, PAULSAID, "WE HAVE OBTAINED
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  • AN INHERITANCE, HAVINGBEEN PREDESTINED
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  • ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE,THE GOD WHO WORKS ALL THINGS
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  • AFTER THE COUNSEL OF HIS WILL."
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  • HE IS WORKING ALL THINGSTO ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL.
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  • AND BY THE WAY,
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  • WOULD YOU NOTICE THAT WORDWILL IS SINGULAR, NOT PLURAL.
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  • GOD DOESN'T HAVE MULTIPLE WILLS.
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  • HE DOESN'T HAVE PLAN A THATHE HOPES WILL GET DONE.
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  • BUT IF PLAN A DOESN'THAPPEN THEN HE'S GOT PLAN B,
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  • AND PLAN C, AND PLAN D, NO!
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  • GOD HAS ONE PLAN.
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  • IT'S A SACRED PLAN.
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  • IT'S A HIDDEN PLAN.
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  • WE DON'T KNOW ALLTHE DETAILS OF IT,
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  • BUT HE HAS ONE PLANTHAT GOVERNS EVERYTHING,
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  • AND EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS
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  • IS WORKING TO ACHIEVEGOD'S ULTIMATE PLAN.
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  • YOU KNOW, WHEN WE SAY ALLTHINGS, THINK ABOUT THIS,
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  • GOD'S WILL WAS WIDEENOUGH TO INCLUDE
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  • THE REBELLION OFLUCIFER IN HEAVEN,
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  • THE FALL OF ADAM ANDEVE IN THE GARDEN,
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  • THE MURDER OF THOUSANDSOF HEBREW BABIES IN EGYPT,
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  • GOD'S WILL EVEN INCLUDEDTHE TORTURE AND EXECUTION
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  • OF HIS OWN SON.
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  • HE CAUSES ALL THINGS TOWORK TOGETHER FOR HIS PLAN.
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  • AND BY THE WAY,INCLUDED IN THAT PHRASE,
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  • "ALL THINGS," IS ELECTIONS.
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  • ELECTIONS ARE UNDERTHE CONTROL OF GOD.
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  • THE APOSTLE PAULCERTAINLY BELIEVED THAT.
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  • IN ROMANS CHAPTER 13:1-2,
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT PAUL SAID.
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  • "EVERY PERSON ISTO BE IN SUBJECTION
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  • TO THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES,
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  • FOR THERE IS NOAUTHORITY," UNDERLINE THAT,
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  • "NO AUTHORITY, EXCEPT FROM GOD,
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  • AND THOSE WHICH EXISTARE ESTABLISHED BY GOD.
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  • THEREFORE, WHOEVERRESISTS AUTHORITY
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  • HAS OPPOSED THE ORDINANCE OF GOD
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  • AND THEY WHO HAVE OPPOSED
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  • WILL RECEIVE CONDEMNATIONUPON THEMSELVES."
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  • NOW FOLKS, THAT IS ANASTOUNDING CLAIM BY PAUL.
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  • ALL AUTHORITY, ALLGOVERNING AUTHORITIES
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  • ARE ESTABLISHED BY GOD.
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  • ALL INCLUDES HITLER,STALIN, MUSSOLINI,
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  • ALL EVIL MAN WHODID EVIL THINGS,
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  • THEY WILL SPEND ALL ETERNITYPAYING FOR, AND YET,
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  • THEY WOULD NOTHAVE BEEN IN POWER
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  • EXCEPT BY THE WILL OF GOD.
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  • GOD CAUSES AND CAN CAUSEEVIL THINGS TO WORK FOR GOOD.
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  • THAT WAS THE APOSTLE PAUL.
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  • BY THE WAY, WHEN HEWROTE THESE WORDS,
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  • YOU KNOW WHO WASTHE EMPEROR OF ROME,
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  • THE ONE WHOCONTROLLED THE WORLD?
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  • NERO, THE MOST EVILEMPEROR IN HISTORY.
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  • IT WAS NERO WHOWOULD TAKE CHRISTIANS
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  • HAVE THEM DIPPED IN WAXAND SET THEM ON FIRE ALIVE
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  • TO BURN HIS CANDLES, HUMANCANDLES IN HIS GARDENS.
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  • IT WAS NERO WHO A FEW YEARSAFTER PAUL WROTE THESE WORDS
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  • WOULD BEHEAD THEAPOSTLE PAUL HIMSELF.
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  • AND YET PAUL SAID, NEROWOULDN'T BE IN POWER
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  • HAD GOD NOT ESTABLISHEDHIM 30 YEARS
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  • BEFORE PAUL WROTE THOSE WORDS.
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  • REMEMBER THE APOSTLE PETERSTANDING ON THE SOUTHERN STEPS
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  • IN JERUSALEM, ADDRESSING THECROWD WHO SEVEN WEEKS EARLIER
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  • HAD CALLED FOR THECRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • IN THAT GREATSERMON AT PENTECOST?
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  • PETER SAID, "THIS MAN,JESUS, WAS DELIVERED OVER
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  • BY THE PREDETERMINED PLANAND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • YOU NAILED HIM TO A CROSSBY THE HANDS OF GODLESS MAN,
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  • AND PUT HIM TO DEATH."
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  • JESUS' DEATH WAS NO ACCIDENT.
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  • IT WAS ALL A PART OF GOD'S PLAN.
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  • BUT GOD'S PLAN ALLOWEDUSING EVIL MAN TO ACCOMPLISH
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  • GOD'S GOOD AND PERFECT PURPOSE.
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  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • WHEN PETER SPOKE THOSE WORDS,TIBERIUS WAS THE GOVERNOR OF,
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  • OR THE EMPEROR OF ROME.
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  • BUT IF TIBERIUS, AS EVIL ASHE WAS, HAD NOT BEEN EMPEROR
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  • THERE WOULD HAVE BEENNO PONTIUS PILATE,
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  • WHO WAS APPOINTED ASGOVERNOR OF JUDEA.
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  • HAD THERE BEEN NOPONTIUS PILATE,
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  • THERE WOULD HAVE BEENNO GUILTY VERDICT
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  • AT THE TRIAL OF JESUS,
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  • AND JESUS MAY NOTHAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED.
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  • GOD USED EVIL RULERS TOACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE.
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  • WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US?
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  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANS.
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  • IT MEANS ON TUESDAYNIGHT, NOVEMBER 3RD,
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  • GOD WASN'T UP IN HEAVENSLAPPING HIS FOREHEAD,
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  • SAYING, OH, I CAN'TBELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!
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  • WE'RE LOSING PENNSYLVANIA.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • THERE WAS NO PANIC INHEAVEN OVER THIS ELECTION.
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  • GOD, HAS A PERFECT PLANTHAT HE IS WORKING OUT.
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  • DOES THAT MEAN EVERYTHING'SGOING TO BE GREAT,
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  • THAT JOE BIDEN IS GOING TODO EVERYTHING RIGHT?
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  • NO, BUT IT MEANSGOD CAN USE RULERS,
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  • WHOEVER THEY ARE, TOACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE.
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  • SO WHAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITYTO THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY,
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  • ESPECIALLY THE GOVERNINGAUTHORITY WE DIDN'T SUPPORT
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  • AND VOTE FOR?
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  • IT'S RIGHT THERE IN ROMANS 13.
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  • ROMANS 13 SAYS, "WEARE TO BE IN SUBJECTION
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  • TO THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY."
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  • WE ARE TO OBEY THEGOVERNING AUTHORITY.
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE SITUATION INWHICH WE SAY NO TO GOVERNMENT.
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  • AND THAT'S WHEN THEYASK US TO DO SOMETHING
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  • THAT VIOLATES THE CLEARTEACHING OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • IN THAT CASE ACTS 5:29 SAYS,
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  • WE OUGHT TO OBEYGOD RATHER THAN MEN.
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  • I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT ALITTLE LATER IN THE SERMON.
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  • BUT THE DEFAULT POSITION IS WEOBEY THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY.
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  • SECONDLY, WE'RE TO PRAY FORTHE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES.
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  • WE'RE TO PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS.
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  • WE'RE TO PRAY FOR JOEBIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS
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  • AND ALL WHO ARE IN OFFICE.
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  • IN 1 TIMOTHY, 2, PAULSAID, "FIRST OF ALL
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  • THEN I URGE THATENTREATIES, AND PRAYERS,
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  • AND PETITIONS, ANDTHANKSGIVING BE MADE
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  • ON BEHALF OF ALL MEN,FOR KINGS AND ALL THOSE
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  • WHO ARE IN AUTHORITY."
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  • PAUL THAT WE'RE TO PRAY FOREVERYONE WHO IS IN AUTHORITY,
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  • NOT JUST THE ONES WE VOTED FOR,
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  • NOT JUST THE ONES WE LIKEWE'RE TO PRAY FOR THEM.
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  • AND SPECIFICALLY, WHATARE WE TO PRAY FOR THEM?
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  • "PRAY SO THAT WEMIGHT LEAD A TRANQUIL
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  • AND QUIET LIFE IN ALLGODLINESS AND DIGNITY."
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  • YOU KNOW THE BESTTHING YOU CAN PRAY
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  • FOR GOVERNING AUTHORITIES?
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  • PAUL SAID, JUST PRAY THATTHEY WILL LEAVE US ALONE
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  • TO PRACTICE OUR FAITH.
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  • THAT'S THE BESTPRAYER FOR GOVERNMENT,
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  • PRAY THAT THEY WILLJUST LEAVE US ALONE.
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  • WE'RE TO PRAY FOR THEGOVERNING AUTHORITIES.
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • IS WE HAVE HOPE, BECAUSEIN SPITE OF THE ELECTION,
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  • GOD'S SOVEREIGNTYHASN'T CHANGED.
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  • GOD IS IN CONTROL.
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  • IF YOU ARE A CHILD OFGOD, YOU ARE BEING HELD
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  • BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ANDNO ONE, AND NO CIRCUMSTANCE,
  • 00:11:06.689 --> 00:11:10.826
  • AND NO GOVERNMENTOFFICIAL WILL SNATCH YOU
  • 00:11:10.860 --> 00:11:13.395
  • OUT OF THE HANDS OF JESUS.
  • 00:11:13.429 --> 00:11:15.397
  • THAT IS THE PROMISETHAT WE HAVE HAVE.
  • 00:11:15.431 --> 00:11:18.167
  • DOESN'T MEAN TERRIBLETHINGS MAY NOT HAPPEN.
  • 00:11:18.200 --> 00:11:21.470
  • THEY MAY, THEY MAY NOT,BUT WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE,
  • 00:11:21.504 --> 00:11:24.974
  • A GOD WHO STANDS ON OUR SIDE.
  • 00:11:25.007 --> 00:11:26.809
  • REMEMBER PAUL'S WORDS.
  • 00:11:26.842 --> 00:11:28.043
  • I LOVE THIS, IN ROMANS 8:31-32.
  • 00:11:28.077 --> 00:11:30.646
  • "IF GOD BE FOR US, WHOCAN BE AGAINST US?"
  • 00:11:30.679 --> 00:11:35.184
  • HE WHO DID NOT SPAREHIS OWN SON FOR US
  • 00:11:35.217 --> 00:11:37.620
  • BUT GAVE HIM UP FOR US ALL.
  • 00:11:37.653 --> 00:11:39.255
  • WILL HE NOT ALSO GIVE USEVERYTHING ELSE FREELY?"
  • 00:11:39.288 --> 00:11:43.692
  • AGAIN, PAUL'S NOTPROMISING BAD THINGS
  • 00:11:43.726 --> 00:11:45.661
  • AREN'T GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU,
  • 00:11:45.694 --> 00:11:47.096
  • BUT HE SAID, IF THEYDO, AND WHEN THEY DO
  • 00:11:47.129 --> 00:11:49.398
  • YOU HAVE SOMEBODY BEHINDYOU, ON YOUR SIDE.
  • 00:11:49.431 --> 00:11:53.669
  • AND IF GOD IS FOR YOU,
  • 00:11:53.702 --> 00:11:55.638
  • WHAT DIFFERENCE DOESANYTHING ELSE MAKE?
  • 00:11:55.671 --> 00:11:58.374
  • THIS ELECTION DID NOT CHANGEGOD'S LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:11:58.407 --> 00:12:03.946
  • HERE'S A THIRD THING.
  • 00:12:03.979 --> 00:12:05.447
  • A GREAT THING THAT THISELECTION HAS NOT CHANGED.
  • 00:12:05.481 --> 00:12:07.917
  • IT HAS NOT CHANGED GOD'SPROMISE OF CHRIST RETURN.
  • 00:12:07.950 --> 00:12:12.321
  • GOD'S PROMISE OF CHRISTRETURN HAS NOT CHANGED.
  • 00:12:12.354 --> 00:12:17.827
  • THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS WE HAVE.
  • 00:12:17.860 --> 00:12:20.162
  • CHRIST IS COMING BACKAGAIN AND NO ELECTION,
  • 00:12:20.196 --> 00:12:23.833
  • NO CIRCUMSTANCE ISGOING TO ACCELERATE
  • 00:12:23.866 --> 00:12:26.202
  • OR DELAY THAT MOMENT THATIS WRITTEN IN INDELIBLE
  • 00:12:26.235 --> 00:12:29.038
  • INK ON GOD'S CALENDAR.
  • 00:12:29.071 --> 00:12:30.506
  • ISN'T THAT GOOD NEWS?
  • 00:12:30.539 --> 00:12:32.174
  • THIS RETURN OF CHRISTHAS NOT CHANGED.
  • 00:12:32.208 --> 00:12:36.645
  • IT'S COMING, THATIS THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:12:36.679 --> 00:12:39.815
  • NOW HERE'S THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:12:39.849 --> 00:12:43.652
  • ALTHOUGH WE LOOK FORWARDTO THAT GREAT DAY
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:45.988
  • WHEN CHRIST COMES BACK,THE BIBLE ALSO PREDICTS,
  • 00:12:46.021 --> 00:12:49.258
  • IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THAT TIME,
  • 00:12:49.291 --> 00:12:51.293
  • ARE GOING TO BE DIFFICULT DAYS.
  • 00:12:51.327 --> 00:12:54.363
  • IN 2 TIMOTHY 3:1, PAUL SAID,
  • 00:12:54.396 --> 00:12:57.166
  • "BUT MARK THIS, THEREWILL BE TERRIBLE TIMES
  • 00:12:57.199 --> 00:13:01.937
  • IN THE LAST DAYS."
  • 00:13:01.971 --> 00:13:04.907
  • NOW THAT PHRASE, "TERRIBLETIMES," COMES FROM A GREEK WORD
  • 00:13:04.940 --> 00:13:09.044
  • THAT IS ONLY USED TWICEIN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 00:13:09.078 --> 00:13:11.347
  • HERE AND IN MATTHEW 8:28,
  • 00:13:11.380 --> 00:13:14.817
  • IN WHICH IT REFERS TOSOME DEMON POSSESSED MAN.
  • 00:13:14.850 --> 00:13:19.521
  • HE WAS DEMON POSSESSEDAND HE THREW OFF
  • 00:13:19.555 --> 00:13:22.458
  • ALL THE RESTRAINTS THATTHE PEOPLE PUT ON HIM
  • 00:13:22.491 --> 00:13:24.960
  • TO TRY TO CONTROL HIM.
  • 00:13:24.994 --> 00:13:27.029
  • IT'S A WORD THATCAN BE TRANSLATED,
  • 00:13:27.062 --> 00:13:29.231
  • FIERCE, VIOLENT,DANGEROUS, FRIGHTENING.
  • 00:13:29.265 --> 00:13:32.701
  • ONE PERSON HAS TRANSLATEDTHE VERSE THIS WAY:
  • 00:13:32.735 --> 00:13:35.504
  • "IN THE LAST DAYS,SAVAGE TIMES WILL COME
  • 00:13:35.537 --> 00:13:40.075
  • AS PEOPLE CAST OFFALL MORAL RESTRAINT
  • 00:13:40.109 --> 00:13:44.380
  • AND SOCIETY BEGINSTO DISINTEGRATE."
  • 00:13:44.413 --> 00:13:48.183
  • CASTING OFF ALL MORAL RESTRAINT.
  • 00:13:48.217 --> 00:13:51.654
  • I WOULD SAY WE'RE THERERIGHT NOW, WOULDN'T YOU?
  • 00:13:51.687 --> 00:13:54.757
  • WE'RE SEEING A DAY WHEN PEOPLECAST OFF GOD'S CONSTRAINTS,
  • 00:13:54.790 --> 00:13:59.261
  • MORAL CONSTRAINTS ON SOCIETY.
  • 00:13:59.295 --> 00:14:02.031
  • AND WHAT I'M SAYINGTO YOU TODAY IS
  • 00:14:02.064 --> 00:14:04.300
  • WHEN YOU HAVE CULTURECELEBRATING EVIL,
  • 00:14:04.333 --> 00:14:08.470
  • BUT THE CHURCH OF JESUSCHRIST RESISTING EVIL,
  • 00:14:08.504 --> 00:14:11.840
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A CONFLICT.
  • 00:14:11.874 --> 00:14:14.176
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE FRICTION.
  • 00:14:14.209 --> 00:14:16.045
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS.
  • 00:14:16.078 --> 00:14:17.980
  • THAT'S WHY JESUSSAID IN JOHN 16:33,
  • 00:14:18.013 --> 00:14:21.050
  • "IN THIS WORLD YOUWILL HAVE TRIBULATION."
  • 00:14:21.083 --> 00:14:25.087
  • THAT WORD, TRIBULATION,MEANS PRESSURE, FRICTION.
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:28.924
  • AND WE'RE SEEING THAT RIGHT NOWAND IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE.
  • 00:14:28.958 --> 00:14:35.097
  • NOW THIS IS NOT APARTISAN SERMON.
  • 00:14:35.130 --> 00:14:38.701
  • I DID NOT MEAN IT TOBE A PARTISAN SERMON,
  • 00:14:38.734 --> 00:14:41.570
  • BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO PREPAREFOR WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
  • 00:14:41.603 --> 00:14:45.174
  • WE NEED TO CALLTHINGS LIKE THEY ARE.
  • 00:14:45.207 --> 00:14:48.477
  • THIS ADMINISTRATIONTHAT IS INCOMING
  • 00:14:48.510 --> 00:14:51.080
  • HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCEDMANY OF THEIR POLICIES.
  • 00:14:51.113 --> 00:14:54.183
  • THEY'RE ALREADY WORKINGTOWARD THOSE POLICIES.
  • 00:14:54.216 --> 00:14:56.986
  • PRESIDENT ELECT BIDEN HASANNOUNCED THAT HIS SECRETARY
  • 00:14:57.019 --> 00:14:59.989
  • OF THE HEALTH ANDHUMAN SERVICES DIVISION
  • 00:15:00.022 --> 00:15:02.257
  • IS GOING TO BE XAVIER BECERRA,
  • 00:15:02.291 --> 00:15:05.394
  • WHO IS ATTORNEYGENERAL OF CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:15:05.427 --> 00:15:08.297
  • BECERRA, AS ATTORNEYGENERAL IN CALIFORNIA,
  • 00:15:08.330 --> 00:15:11.834
  • PROSECUTED PEOPLE AND GROUPS
  • 00:15:11.867 --> 00:15:14.069
  • THAT CRITICIZEDPLANNED PARENTHOOD,
  • 00:15:14.103 --> 00:15:16.739
  • WHICH IS NOTHING MORETHAN A SLAUGHTERHOUSE
  • 00:15:16.772 --> 00:15:19.008
  • FOR THE UNBORN CHILDREN.
  • 00:15:19.041 --> 00:15:20.743
  • HE CHAMPIONED THE PROSECUTION
  • 00:15:20.776 --> 00:15:23.178
  • OF PEOPLE WHO OPPOSEPLANNED PARENTHOOD.
  • 00:15:23.212 --> 00:15:25.748
  • HE HAS CHAMPIONED THE IDEA
  • 00:15:25.781 --> 00:15:27.483
  • THAT PREGNANCY CENTERS, LIKETHE ONE OUR CHURCH SUPPORTS,
  • 00:15:27.516 --> 00:15:32.187
  • THAT SUPPORT LIFEINSTEAD OF DEATH,
  • 00:15:32.221 --> 00:15:34.857
  • THAT PREGNANCY CENTERSOUGHTA BE FORCED TO MENTION
  • 00:15:34.890 --> 00:15:38.427
  • TO PREGNANT MOTHERSABORTION AS A VIABLE OPTION.
  • 00:15:38.460 --> 00:15:42.631
  • NOW THAT IS THE POSITIONOF THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION.
  • 00:15:42.664 --> 00:15:48.804
  • AND THAT'S WHY I'MJUST SAYING TO YOU,
  • 00:15:48.837 --> 00:15:49.738
  • WE NEED TO BE READY FOR THIS.
  • 00:15:49.772 --> 00:15:51.607
  • 1 PETER 4:12 SAYS,"DON'T BE SURPRISED,
  • 00:15:51.640 --> 00:15:54.009
  • MY BRETHREN, AT THE FIERYORDEAL THAT HAS COME
  • 00:15:54.043 --> 00:15:57.413
  • TO YOU FOR YOUR TESTING, ASTHOUGH SOME STRANGE THINGS
  • 00:15:57.446 --> 00:16:00.282
  • WERE GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU."
  • 00:16:00.315 --> 00:16:02.718
  • THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT.
  • 00:16:02.751 --> 00:16:05.187
  • WHENEVER YOU HAVETHE CHURCH RESISTING
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:07.423
  • WHAT CULTURE IS CELEBRATING
  • 00:16:07.456 --> 00:16:09.024
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM.
  • 00:16:09.058 --> 00:16:12.194
  • AND WHEN YOU HAVE A CHURCH,
  • 00:16:12.227 --> 00:16:13.395
  • LIKE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH DALLAS,
  • 00:16:13.429 --> 00:16:15.130
  • THAT HAS BEENKNOWN FOR 152 YEARS
  • 00:16:15.164 --> 00:16:17.599
  • FOR BEING BUILT ON THE BIBLE
  • 00:16:17.633 --> 00:16:19.635
  • AND STANDING FOR THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:16:19.668 --> 00:16:21.403
  • I'M TELLING YOU FOLKS,
  • 00:16:21.437 --> 00:16:22.638
  • WE'VE GOT THE CROSSHAIRSON OUR BACK RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:22.671 --> 00:16:26.875
  • WE'VE GOT A TARGET ON US.
  • 00:16:26.909 --> 00:16:29.011
  • AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THATTHE TIME WILL COME SOONER
  • 00:16:29.044 --> 00:16:31.747
  • THAN WE CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINEWHEN WE ARE GOING TO BE FACED
  • 00:16:31.780 --> 00:16:36.185
  • WITH THE CHOICE OF EITHERGIVING UP OUR TAX EXEMPT STATUS
  • 00:16:36.218 --> 00:16:42.658
  • AS A CHURCH, OR CONTINUINGTO PROPAGATE THESE ERRORS
  • 00:16:42.691 --> 00:16:48.497
  • THAT ARE COMINGOUT OF OUR CULTURE.
  • 00:16:48.530 --> 00:16:50.499
  • WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A CHOICE.
  • 00:16:50.532 --> 00:16:51.867
  • AND TO ME, IT'S NOCHOICE WHATSOEVER.
  • 00:16:51.900 --> 00:16:54.236
  • WE'RE GOING TO BEFAITHFUL TO GOD'S WORD
  • 00:16:54.269 --> 00:16:56.505
  • REGARDLESS OF WHATTHE CULTURE SAYS.
  • 00:16:56.538 --> 00:16:58.740
  • -(CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)-WE'RE GOING TO PREACH
  • 00:16:58.774 --> 00:17:00.275
  • THE UNCHANGEABLETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:17:00.309 --> 00:17:06.048
  • NOW YOU BETTER BE READY INYOUR OWN LIFE FOR THIS AS WELL.
  • 00:17:06.081 --> 00:17:13.155
  • IT'S NOT HARD TO SEE AT ALL
  • 00:17:13.188 --> 00:17:15.157
  • HOW GOVERNMENT COULDSAY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE,
  • 00:17:15.190 --> 00:17:18.026
  • IN THEIR MIND HAD FOUR YEARSOF POISON IN OUR COUNTRY,
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:21.730
  • AND WE NEED TO CLEANSEOUR SOCIETY, OUR COUNTRY,
  • 00:17:21.763 --> 00:17:25.634
  • OF THIS POISONOUS SPEECH.
  • 00:17:25.667 --> 00:17:29.371
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, WHO'SGOING TO DEFINE WHAT THAT IS?
  • 00:17:29.404 --> 00:17:32.708
  • ONE YOUNGREPRESENTATIVE THIS WEEK
  • 00:17:32.741 --> 00:17:34.643
  • PROPOSED A MINISTRY OF PROOF.
  • 00:17:34.676 --> 00:17:37.713
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE SUCH A THING,
  • 00:17:37.746 --> 00:17:39.214
  • GOVERNMENT SETTING UPA MINISTRY OF TRUTH
  • 00:17:39.248 --> 00:17:41.884
  • TO DETERMINE WHAT'S GOODAND ACCEPTABLE SPEECH,
  • 00:17:41.917 --> 00:17:44.887
  • WHAT'S TRUE, ANDWHAT'S NOT TRUE?
  • 00:17:44.920 --> 00:17:47.089
  • IT'S NOT HARD TO SEE HOW YOUCOULD GO FROM THAT VERY QUICKLY
  • 00:17:47.122 --> 00:17:50.526
  • TO SAY ANYBODY LIKE OUR CHURCH
  • 00:17:50.559 --> 00:17:53.395
  • THAT SAYS THERE ISONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:53.428 --> 00:17:55.564
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:17:55.597 --> 00:17:57.266
  • THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:17:57.299 --> 00:17:58.667
  • AND ANYONE WITHOUTTHAT FORGIVENESS
  • 00:17:58.700 --> 00:18:00.669
  • FACES AN ETERNITY IN HELL.
  • 00:18:00.702 --> 00:18:02.704
  • THAT'S HATE SPEECH!
  • 00:18:02.738 --> 00:18:04.239
  • THAT'S HATE SPEECH.
  • 00:18:04.273 --> 00:18:05.574
  • THAT'S RILING PEOPLE UP.
  • 00:18:05.607 --> 00:18:08.076
  • THAT'S WHY I'M SAYINGTO YOU GET READY.
  • 00:18:08.110 --> 00:18:10.479
  • THERE IS A TIME COMING WHENTHE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO TRY
  • 00:18:10.512 --> 00:18:13.815
  • TO CENSOR OUR MINISTRYAND OUR MESSAGE,
  • 00:18:13.849 --> 00:18:16.952
  • AND WE CANNOTALLOW IT TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:18:16.985 --> 00:18:19.922
  • DON'T BE FEARFUL, BUT BE READY.
  • 00:18:19.955 --> 00:18:22.691
  • TERRIBLE TIMES WILL COME.
  • 00:18:22.724 --> 00:18:25.294
  • BUT LADIES AND GENTLEMENTHOSE TERRIBLE TIMES
  • 00:18:25.327 --> 00:18:28.497
  • ARE ONLY A PRELUDE TO AGREAT FUTURE FOR US.
  • 00:18:28.530 --> 00:18:33.202
  • WILLIAM BARCLAY SAYS,"HISTORY IS MOVING TOWARD
  • 00:18:33.235 --> 00:18:35.137
  • THE INEVITABLE TRIUMPH OF GOD.
  • 00:18:35.170 --> 00:18:37.606
  • AND THOUGH EVIL MAY FLOURISH,
  • 00:18:37.639 --> 00:18:39.441
  • IT CANNOT IN THEEND BE TRIUMPHANT."
  • 00:18:39.474 --> 00:18:42.077
  • YOU KNOW WHY ITCAN'T BE TRIUMPHANT?
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:43.612
  • BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:18:43.645 --> 00:18:45.214
  • IS GOING TO HAVE THEFINAL WORD IN HISTORY.
  • 00:18:45.247 --> 00:18:47.583
  • JESUS CHRIST ISCOMING BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:18:47.616 --> 00:18:50.819
  • THESE TERRIBLE TIMES ARE APRELUDE TO A GLORIOUS FUTURE
  • 00:18:50.852 --> 00:18:54.790
  • FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST.
  • 00:18:54.823 --> 00:18:56.558
  • DO YOU REMEMBER INREVELATION, CHAPTER 10?
  • 00:18:56.592 --> 00:18:59.394
  • WE HAVE THAT SCENE OF THATANNOUNCEMENT THAT IS COMING,
  • 00:18:59.428 --> 00:19:02.864
  • THAT FINALLY THE LONG DELAYIN CHRIST RETURN IS OVER.
  • 00:19:02.898 --> 00:19:06.969
  • AND WHEN THE SEVENTH ANGEL HASBLOWN THAT SEVENTH TRUMPET,
  • 00:19:07.002 --> 00:19:10.706
  • AND THE FINAL JUDGMENT HASCOME, THAT CHRIST WILL RETURN.
  • 00:19:10.739 --> 00:19:16.311
  • I REMEMBER IT SOWELL, DR. CHRIS WALL,
  • 00:19:16.345 --> 00:19:18.747
  • WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THAT PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:18.780 --> 00:19:21.016
  • HE SAID, "NEVER FORGET THATSOMEWHERE BEYOND THAT STARRY SKY
  • 00:19:21.049 --> 00:19:27.422
  • STANDS A HERALD ANGEL WITHA TRUMPET IN HIS HAND.
  • 00:19:27.456 --> 00:19:31.560
  • AND AT GOD'S APPROPRIATEMOMENT, THAT TRUMPET WILL SOUND,
  • 00:19:31.593 --> 00:19:35.931
  • AND THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD
  • 00:19:35.964 --> 00:19:38.133
  • WILL BECOME THEKINGDOM OF OUR GOD."
  • 00:19:38.166 --> 00:19:40.969
  • THAT'S WHAT WE HAVETO LOOK FORWARD TO.
  • 00:19:41.003 --> 00:19:43.639
  • NO ELECTION IS GOING TOCHANGE GOD'S APPOINTED TIME
  • 00:19:43.672 --> 00:19:47.709
  • FOR CHRIST RETURN.
  • 00:19:47.743 --> 00:19:49.745
  • NOW VERY QUICKLY,THERE'S ONE FINAL THING.
  • 00:19:49.778 --> 00:19:53.048
  • THIS ELECTION HAS NOT CHANGEDAND THAT'S GOD'S PURPOSE,
  • 00:19:53.081 --> 00:19:57.152
  • GOD'S MISSION FOR THE CHURCH.
  • 00:19:57.185 --> 00:19:59.454
  • IT HASN'T CHANGED.
  • 00:19:59.488 --> 00:20:01.523
  • BEFORE JESUSASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:01.556 --> 00:20:04.059
  • REMEMBER HE GAVE US OURFINAL MARCHING ORDERS.
  • 00:20:04.092 --> 00:20:06.461
  • HE SAID IN MATTHEW 28,"THEREFORE GO INTO ALL THE WORLD
  • 00:20:06.495 --> 00:20:10.766
  • AND MAKE DISCIPLES,
  • 00:20:10.799 --> 00:20:12.634
  • BAPTIZING THEM IN THENAME OF THE FATHER,
  • 00:20:12.668 --> 00:20:14.970
  • SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT, TEACHINGTHEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS
  • 00:20:15.003 --> 00:20:19.308
  • WHATSOEVER, I'VE COMMANDED YOU."
  • 00:20:19.341 --> 00:20:22.878
  • CHURCH FAMILY, GOD'SGIVEN US ONE ASSIGNMENT
  • 00:20:22.911 --> 00:20:27.182
  • UNTIL HE COMES,
  • 00:20:27.215 --> 00:20:29.418
  • ONE THING TO FOCUS OUR TIME,OUR OPPORTUNITIES, OUR MONEY ON
  • 00:20:29.451 --> 00:20:34.122
  • AND THAT IS WINNING ASMANY PEOPLE TO FAITH
  • 00:20:34.156 --> 00:20:36.725
  • IN JESUS CHRIST AS WE CAN,
  • 00:20:36.758 --> 00:20:39.361
  • AND TEACHING THEM TO FOLLOW HIM
  • 00:20:39.394 --> 00:20:41.563
  • IN EVERY PART OF THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:20:41.596 --> 00:20:42.831
  • THAT'S OUR MISSION.
  • 00:20:42.864 --> 00:20:44.232
  • IT HASN'T CHANGED.
  • 00:20:44.266 --> 00:20:47.102
  • DANIEL HENDERSONIS A GIFTED WRITER.
  • 00:20:47.135 --> 00:20:50.005
  • I WAS READING HIS WORDSTHIS WEEK. HE SAID,
  • 00:20:50.038 --> 00:20:52.607
  • "YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELYTOO MANY CHRISTIANS
  • 00:20:52.641 --> 00:20:55.444
  • VIEW THEIR CHRISTIANLIFE AS A LUXURY CRUISE."
  • 00:20:55.477 --> 00:21:01.450
  • THEY'RE SAILING ONTHEIR WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:01.483 --> 00:21:02.951
  • THEIR TICKET ON THE CRUISE ISTHEIR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:02.984 --> 00:21:08.623
  • THE CHURCH IS THE CRUISE SHIP.
  • 00:21:08.657 --> 00:21:11.193
  • THE PASTOR IS THE CAPTAIN.
  • 00:21:11.226 --> 00:21:12.627
  • HE'S THERE TO ENSUREA PLEASANT JOURNEY
  • 00:21:12.661 --> 00:21:14.963
  • FOR THOSE ON THE SHIP.
  • 00:21:14.996 --> 00:21:17.499
  • THE CHURCH STAFFED ISTHE SHIP'S CREW MEMBERS,
  • 00:21:17.532 --> 00:21:22.170
  • THERE TO MAKE SURE THATTHE SPIRITUAL FOOD YOU GET,
  • 00:21:22.204 --> 00:21:26.308
  • THE MUSIC, THE THINGSPROVIDED FOR YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:21:26.341 --> 00:21:29.911
  • THOSE ACTIVITIES, THATTHEY'RE ALL ACCEPTABLE
  • 00:21:29.945 --> 00:21:32.514
  • AND PLEASURABLE FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:32.547 --> 00:21:35.050
  • THAT'S HOW A LOT OFPEOPLE SEE THE CHURCH,
  • 00:21:35.083 --> 00:21:37.853
  • IT'S A CRUISE SHIP.
  • 00:21:37.886 --> 00:21:39.821
  • BUT HENDERSON SAYS, "THAT'SNOT THE RIGHT ANALOGY.
  • 00:21:39.855 --> 00:21:43.258
  • THE CHURCH IS NOT A CRUISESHIP, IT'S A BATTLESHIP."
  • 00:21:43.291 --> 00:21:49.231
  • WE ARE ON A SEARCHAND RESCUE MISSION.
  • 00:21:49.264 --> 00:21:54.669
  • WE'RE TO SEARCH AND SAVE ASMANY PEOPLE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.
  • 00:21:54.703 --> 00:22:01.643
  • OVER THESE LAST FOUR YEARS,
  • 00:22:01.676 --> 00:22:03.211
  • THE BATTLESHIP,FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS,
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  • WE HAVE BEEN SAILING INSOME PRETTY CALM SEAS
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  • THESE LAST FOUR YEARS,
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  • IN A FAITH FRIENDLYADMINISTRATION
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  • THAT'S GETTING READY TO CHANGE.
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  • WE'RE GETTING READY TO ENTERINTO SOME CHOPPY WATERS
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  • BUT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELYNOTHING TO FEAR.
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  • OUR MISSION HASN'T CHANGED.
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  • AND THANK GOD OUR CAPTAIN,JESUS CHRIST, HASN'T CHANGED.
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  • HE'S THE ONE WHOPROMISED, "UPON THIS ROCK
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  • I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH
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  • AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALLNOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT."
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  • THAT'S WHY EVERYCHRISTIAN CAN BE HOPEFUL.
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  • 00:22:50.826 --> 00:22:56.598
  • BECAUSE OF THEURGENCY OF OUR TIMES.
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  • I WANTED YOU TO HEAR THISPRESENTATION RIGHT AWAY.
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  • MY MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED
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  • TO OUR CONGREGATION INDALLAS JUST LAST WEEK.
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  • AND I WANTED OUR PATHWAYTO VICTORY FAMILY
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  • TO HEAR THE SERMON AS WELL.
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  • I SINCERELY HOPE AND PRAYTHAT THESE TIMELESS PROMISES
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  • FROM GOD'S WORD,
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  • BRING YOU A STRONG MEASUREOF COMFORT AND RESOLVE.
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  • AS WE CLOSE TODAY IWANT TO THANK THOSE OF YOU
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  • WHO CONTINUE TOFINANCIALLY INVEST
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  • IN THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAYTO VICTORY AS WELL.
  • 00:23:25.260 --> 00:23:28.263
  • I'M COMMITTED TO WALKINGBY YOUR SIDE EVERY DAY
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  • AS WE VENTURE INTO THEUNKNOWN FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.
  • 00:23:31.733 --> 00:23:35.203
  • AND JUST AS YOU NEEDPATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:35.237 --> 00:23:37.272
  • TO BOLSTER YOUR CONFIDENCE,WE NEED YOU TO COME
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  • ALONGSIDE US TO SUPPORTTHIS IMPORTANT MINISTRY.
  • 00:23:40.709 --> 00:23:44.813
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • 00:23:48.750 --> 00:23:50.919
  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
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  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW.
  • 00:23:54.589 --> 00:23:57.092
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY
  • 00:23:57.125 --> 00:24:00.295
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:24:00.328 --> 00:24:02.931
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKING
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  • FROM EARTHLY CONCERNSTO HEAVENLY COMFORTS,
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  • TITLED, "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY."
  • 00:24:12.374 --> 00:24:15.944
  • THE BIBLE TELLS USTHAT EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:24:15.977 --> 00:24:18.213
  • IS GOING TO MAKE A TRIP ONEDAY TO A DISTANT COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:18.246 --> 00:24:22.017
  • IT'S A ONE-WAY TRIP TOAN ETERNAL DESTINATION.
  • 00:24:22.050 --> 00:24:25.387
  • AND FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST
  • 00:24:25.420 --> 00:24:27.055
  • THAT TRIP IS TO APLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • OR A LOVED ONE SPEND100 DAYS LIVING
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  • IN THE REALITY OFYOUR ETERNAL HOME.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] REQUEST YOUR COPYOF, "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 SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
  • 00:24:44.005 --> 00:24:46.841
  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:46.875 --> 00:24:48.276
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THECOMPLETE "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"
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  • TEACHING SERIES ONBOTH CD AND DVD,
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  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:24:57.419 --> 00:24:59.688
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS TITLED, "APLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:24:59.721 --> 00:25:02.324
  • WHEN YOU GIVE TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:02.357 --> 00:25:04.626
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • 00:25:04.659 --> 00:25:07.462
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVENAND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERE
  • 00:25:07.495 --> 00:25:11.166
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:11.199 --> 00:25:13.201
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:25:13.234 --> 00:25:15.303
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFTTO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:15.337 --> 00:25:18.373
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • 00:25:20.508 --> 00:25:22.877
  • IF YOU'RE A BIT RATTLED
  • 00:25:22.911 --> 00:25:23.878
  • ABOUT THE RESULTSOF THE 2020 ELECTION
  • 00:25:23.912 --> 00:25:26.748
  • LET ME OFFER A CLOSING REMINDERFROM DANIEL, CHAPTER TWO.
  • 00:25:26.781 --> 00:25:31.219
  • YOU SEE GOD CHANGESTIMES AND SEASONS.
  • 00:25:31.252 --> 00:25:34.923
  • HE DEPOSES KINGS ANDRAISES UP OTHERS.
  • 00:25:34.956 --> 00:25:37.892
  • HE GIVES WISDOM TO THE WISE ANDKNOWLEDGE TO THE DISCERNING.
  • 00:25:37.926 --> 00:25:42.197
  • PRAISE, BE TO THE NAMEOF GOD FOREVER AND EVER,
  • 00:25:42.230 --> 00:25:45.600
  • WISDOM AND POWER ARE HIS.
  • 00:25:45.634 --> 00:25:49.104
  • THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY.
  • 00:25:49.137 --> 00:25:50.772
  • I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN ENCOURAGED
  • 00:25:50.805 --> 00:25:52.574
  • BY THIS TIME SENSITIVE MESSAGE.
  • 00:25:52.607 --> 00:25:55.143
  • NEXT TIME WE'RE TOGETHER
  • 00:25:55.176 --> 00:25:56.611
  • WE'LL RESUME OUR STUDY ABOUT"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:25:56.645 --> 00:26:00.248
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:00.281 --> 00:26:03.251
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:03.284 --> 00:26:06.721
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:06.755 --> 00:26:08.490
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:08.523 --> 00:26:11.326
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOUA COPY OF THE BRAND NEW BOOK
  • 00:26:11.359 --> 00:26:14.529
  • BY DR. JEFFRESS, TITLED,"A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:26:14.562 --> 00:26:17.899
  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY,"
  • 00:26:17.932 --> 00:26:21.403
  • PLUS THE BROCHURE,
  • 00:26:21.436 --> 00:26:22.804
  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN"
  • 00:26:22.837 --> 00:26:25.407
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:25.440 --> 00:26:28.543
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:28.576 --> 00:26:30.345
  • NOW, WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:26:30.378 --> 00:26:34.382
  • THE "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN"TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD,
  • 00:26:34.416 --> 00:26:39.287
  • ALONG WITH THE ORIGINALBEST-SELLING BOOK
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  • BY DR. JEFFRESS, TITLED, "APLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
  • 00:26:41.990 --> 00:26:44.859
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:44.893 --> 00:26:46.728
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:46.761 --> 00:26:48.630
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:48.663 --> 00:26:51.232
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:51.266 --> 00:26:52.534
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:52.567 --> 00:26:55.770
  • CAN PEOPLE IN HEAVEN REALLYKNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING
  • 00:26:55.804 --> 00:26:59.140
  • ON EARTH OR EVEN IN HELL ITSELF?
  • 00:26:59.174 --> 00:27:03.211
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERABOUT THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:27:03.244 --> 00:27:06.381
  • THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY,
  • 00:27:06.414 --> 00:27:09.084
  • PEOPLE IN HEAVEN DOKNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING
  • 00:27:09.117 --> 00:27:11.920
  • ON EARTH ANDUNDERNEATH THE EARTH.
  • 00:27:11.953 --> 00:27:16.157
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR
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  • AND JOIN US NEXTTIME FOR THE MESSAGE,
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  • "DO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN KNOWWHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH,"
  • 00:27:19.227 --> 00:27:22.764
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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