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Some Easy Questions

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September 20, 2020
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Pastor Robert continues The End … What Happens Next? series with biblical answers for 10 common questions about Heaven.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: Heaven'sgonna be wonderful.
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  • I've talked about ita little bit, but you know,
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  • run up a thousand stepsand never get tired.
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  • Travel at the speed of thoughtacross the universe.
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  • Eat banana pudding all day,and never gain a pound.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: Revelation 6,
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  • and you could put a markerat Revelation 21.
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  • It'd just be a few pagesto the right.
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  • This week's title is,"Some Easy Questions."
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  • All right?
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  • We did a tough question,now we're gonna do some
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  • easy questions about heaven,and I'm actually gonna answer
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  • some easy questions aboutheaven, and a bonus question.
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  • All right?
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  • And I'm gonna go aheadand answer
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  • the bonus question now,because I get asked this a lot.
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  • People will say, "Pastor,will my pets be in heaven?"
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  • My answer is, yours will,but mine won't.
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  • All of minewill go to hell, so.
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  • From hell they came,to hell they shall return.
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  • That's personally my...well, I take that back.
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  • Actually, I had one thatwill probably get to heaven,
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  • because although it lived to be12 years old on this earth,
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  • it never reached the ageof accountability.
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  • It never knew the differencebetween right and wrong,
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  • where to poop and where not to.So anyway...
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  • That one will probably make it.
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  • The Bible does say though,just to help some of you,
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  • because I know this isactually an important question
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  • for some of you,that animals will be in heaven.
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  • "The lion and the lamb shall laydown together",
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  • "shall lie down together,"pardon me.
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  • And so, there are referencesto animals in heaven,
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  • so hopefully that's comforting.
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  • Although again, those of youthat had some from hell,
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  • they will not be there,so don't worry about that.
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  • All right!
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  • Revelation 6, only three verseswe're going to read,
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  • and there's so much truthin these three verses,
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  • it's just gonna be incredible.
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  • We'll put other verses in,but let's begin
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  • with these three.
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  • Revelation 6:9, "When He openedthe fifth seal,
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  • I saw under the altar the soulsof those who had been slain
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  • for the word of Godand for their testimony
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  • which they held.
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  • And they cried with a loudvoice, saying, "How long,
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  • O Lord, holy and true,until You judge and avenge
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  • our blood on thosewho dwell on the earth?"
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  • Then a white robe was givento each of them, and it was
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  • said to them that they shouldrest a little while longer,
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  • until both the numberof their fellow servants
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  • and their brethren,who would be killed
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  • as they were, was completed."
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  • All right, here's the firstquestion we're gonna answer.
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  • Will we have bodiesin heaven?
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  • Will we have bodiesin heaven?
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  • You know, people havemisconceptions
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  • that we're gonna float aroundon clouds,
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  • we're gonna play harps,we're gonna eat grapes.
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  • But some people think, well,we're not gonna have bodies.
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  • We're gonna be like air,we're gonna be like a wisp
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  • of smoke or something.
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  • But, let me just ask youa very simple question,
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  • and then I'll give youa Scripture to show you
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  • exactly that wewill have bodies.
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  • But a very simple questionis, why did He give robes
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  • to them if theydidn't have bodies?
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  • And by the way,it said there was given
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  • "to each of them" a robe.
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  • I think it's acustom-made robe.
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  • I don't think that it isa one size doesn't fit all,
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  • X-rated hospital gown thatdoesn't close in the back.
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  • I think it's a good,custom robe.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 say,"The first man was
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  • of the earth", this is speakingof Adam, "made of dust.
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  • The second man", Jesus,"is the Lord from heaven.
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  • As was the man of dust,so also are those who are made
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  • of dust."
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  • In other words,Adam had an earthly body,
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  • we have an earthly body.
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  • "And as is the heavenly Man,so also are those
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  • who are heavenly.
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  • And as we have bornethe image of the man of dust,
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  • we shall also bear the imageof the heavenly Man."
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  • In other words,Jesus is our example.
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  • He had an earthly body.
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  • He got tired, He got hungry,and that body actually suffered
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  • and died a physical death,but He was resurrected
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  • with a heavenly body,and that heavenly body
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  • walked on the earth,that heavenly body ate meals,
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  • so we are gonna be able to eatin heaven and never gain weight.
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  • That's my theory!
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  • And by the way, the first mealin heaven obviously,
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  • Jesus' first meal,was fish and chips.
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  • So, we will have fish and chipsin heaven.
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  • That body was walking alonga road one day,
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  • talking to some disciples,and then disappeared.
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  • That body walked through a wall,through a locked door.
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  • So, it is a resurrected body,but our bodies and our spirits
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  • reunite at the second coming.
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  • Many people don't know this.
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  • Remember, Jesus said,"Touch Me."
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  • Look, touch.
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  • And He also said,"Touch the scars in My hand."
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  • So, there is something ofthe physical body becoming
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  • a heavenly body.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15 would bea great chapter to read.
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  • The whole thing talks aboutthe terrestrial
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  • and the celestial body and thedifferences between them,
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  • if you want to do somefurther study on that.
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  • All right, here's number two.
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  • Will we go toheaven immediately?
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  • Many that's popular areteaching soul sleep,
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  • that those who have died areactually in some sort of
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  • suspended state until thesecond coming of Jesus Christ.
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  • That is not true.
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  • The Bible does notteach that.
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  • The Bible teaches thatimmediately, when we die,
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  • we go to heaven.
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  • I want you to noticethat these martyrs
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  • in Revelation 6 have died.
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  • They are in heaven, talkingto God, in the presence of God,
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  • but it's beforethe second coming.
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  • The second coming is notuntil Revelation 19.
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  • And so, they are in thepresence of God immediately.
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  • Jesus said to the thief onthe cross, "Today you will
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  • be with me in paradise."
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  • 2 Corinthians 5:8 says,"We are confident, yes,
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  • well pleased rather to be absentfrom the body and to be present
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  • with the Lord."
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  • In other words, immediatelywhen you're absent
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  • from the body, you're presentwith the Lord.
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  • Any person that you've lost,that's saved, is in the presence
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  • of the Lord.
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  • Here's number three.
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  • Will we be ableto communicate?
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  • You know, again we just kindof think that we're floatin'
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  • on clouds, some people think,and you're just kind of
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  • sittin' there playin'your harp, you know?
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  • And another cloud floats by,and you know, you just kind of,
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  • you don't recognizethe person.
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  • It could have beenyour mother, you know?
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  • You're just playin' your harpand eatin' your grapes and all.
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  • That's not what heavenis about.
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  • It's not what heavenis like at all.
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  • Matter of fact, we'll getinto this a little bit more
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  • later in the series,but I want you to notice that
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  • the martyrs talked,and they talked to God.
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  • And, by the way,they talked loudly.
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  • It says, "They criedwith a loud voice."
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  • Heaven is not going to belike some of the church services
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  • we grew up in.
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  • You know?
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  • Shhh.
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  • Shhh.
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  • Shhh.
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  • We don't want to wakeGod up, He's very old.
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  • Here's number four,will we have emotions?
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  • Will we have emotions?
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  • I want you to notice thatthey cared deeply about what
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  • was going on on the earth.
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  • And remember, we're createdin the image of God.
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  • We're not going to get toheaven, your emotions
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  • are part of your soul.
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  • Your soul's goingto go to heaven.
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  • You're going to have a mind,you're going to have a will,
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  • you're going tohave emotions.
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  • Now, you say, well, couldI choose then not to serve God?
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  • No, you've made your choice.
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  • You only have one lifetimeto make your eternal choice.
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  • It is appointed untoman once to die.
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  • After that, the judgment.
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  • Please understand,there is no second chance.
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  • That is completely falsehood,and I'll cover a little bit
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  • of that next weekin the message next week.
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  • It is completely false thatthere is a second chance.
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  • There's nothing in Scripturethat teaches that.
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  • But, we will have emotions.
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  • As a matter of fact,there is joy in heaven when one
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  • sinner repents, and thatjoy will be unspeakable,
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  • unimaginable joy.
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  • The joy that we have on thisearth cannot even compare to
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  • the joy, the peace,the presence of God,
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  • that we will experiencewhile we're in heaven.
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  • Number five, willwe know everything?
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  • Will we know everything?
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  • It is a very, verycommon misconception,
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  • and the reason is that peoplebelieve this is because
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  • they put twoScriptures together,
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  • and the Scriptures don't saywhat they think they say.
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  • They think it says thatwe will know everything,
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  • or we will know as He knows.
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  • It does not say we will knowas He knows, it says,
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  • "We will see Him as He is",and it says, "We will know
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  • as we are known."
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  • Let me actually read youthose two Scriptures.
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  • 1 Corinthians 13:12 says,"For now we see in a mirror,
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  • dimly, but thenface to face.
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  • Now I know in part",now watch this,
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  • "but then I shall knowjust as I also am known."
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  • In other words, I will knowothers and they will know me.
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  • But it's not sayingI'll know everything.
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  • 1 John 3:2 says, "Beloved,now we are children of God,
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  • and it has not been revealedwhat we shall be,
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  • but we know that whenHe is revealed,
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  • we shall be like Him, for weshall see Him as He is."
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  • In other words, we are goingto have an eternal
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  • heavenly perspective, and whenit says we're gonna be like God,
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  • remember Adam and Evewere like God.
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  • We're created inthe image of God.
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  • But please understand,we will not be omniscient.
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  • We will never, ever knoweverything, but actually,
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  • this is a great thingabout heaven.
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  • If you got thereand you knew everything,
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  • you wouldn't have anythingto learn,
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  • or anything to explore,or anything to discover.
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  • We are actually going to bediscovering things
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  • for the rest of our lives.
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  • I believe in heaven we'regonna be able to travel
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  • at the speed of thoughtand visit a star
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  • that the Hubble telescope hasnever even seen,
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  • and we're gonna continually beable to see the creation of God,
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  • and learn things about Godand about the kingdom of God,
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  • and it's going to be awonderful, wonderful place.
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  • It's gonna be much better thanthe Discovery channel, even.
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  • Here's number six.
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  • Will we know what's happeningon earth?
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  • This is a common questionpeople have.
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  • Will we know what's happeningon earth?
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  • Yes, we will.
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  • Again, we'll have a heavenlyperspective, but the martyrs
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  • said, when are you gonnaavenge our blood?
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  • They knew it had not been, theirblood had not been avenged.
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  • In other words, they said, hey,those guys are still
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  • walkin' around.
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  • We see those guys walkin' aroundon earth that killed us.
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  • When are You gonnaavenge our blood?
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  • We are going to understandwhat's going on on earth,
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  • but again, with aheavenly perspective.
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  • Hebrews 12:1 says,"Therefore we also,
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  • since we are surrounded by sogreat a cloud of witnesses,
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  • let us lay aside every weight,and the sin which so easily
  • 00:11:07.148 --> 00:11:09.551
  • ensnares us, and let us runwith endurance the race
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  • that is set before us."
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:13.154
  • This is Hebrews 12:1, rightafter the whole chapter
  • 00:11:13.254 --> 00:11:15.423
  • of Hebrews 11, which is the"Hall of Faith", we call it -
  • 00:11:15.523 --> 00:11:18.693
  • all those Old Testamentsaints that have gone to be
  • 00:11:18.793 --> 00:11:20.829
  • with the Lord.
  • 00:11:20.929 --> 00:11:21.996
  • And then he saysthey are witnessing
  • 00:11:22.097 --> 00:11:24.032
  • what's going on right now.
  • 00:11:24.132 --> 00:11:25.967
  • They are cheering you on.Listen.
  • 00:11:26.067 --> 00:11:28.002
  • You have people in heaven,family and friends
  • 00:11:28.103 --> 00:11:32.207
  • that have gone on before you,
  • 00:11:32.307 --> 00:11:33.374
  • that are cheeringyou on right now.
  • 00:11:33.475 --> 00:11:35.710
  • We have a cloudof witnesses.
  • 00:11:35.810 --> 00:11:36.978
  • Luke 15:7, I referencedthis a moment ago.
  • 00:11:37.078 --> 00:11:39.514
  • "I say to you that likewisethere will be more joy in heaven
  • 00:11:39.614 --> 00:11:43.251
  • over one sinner who repentsthan over ninety-nine
  • 00:11:43.351 --> 00:11:45.954
  • just personswho need no repentance."
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  • Listen to me.
  • 00:11:47.455 --> 00:11:48.423
  • This has to be beforethe coming of Christ,
  • 00:11:48.523 --> 00:11:50.158
  • because after the comingof Christ,
  • 00:11:50.258 --> 00:11:51.493
  • no sinner's going to repent.
  • 00:11:51.593 --> 00:11:53.828
  • He's saying, I'm tellin' youwhen a person gets saved,
  • 00:11:53.928 --> 00:11:56.397
  • and I personally believethat mainly it's your family
  • 00:11:56.498 --> 00:11:59.400
  • and friends that arethrowin' the party,
  • 00:11:59.501 --> 00:12:01.402
  • and some of your family aresaying, thank God,
  • 00:12:01.503 --> 00:12:03.738
  • I never thought he'd get saved.
  • 00:12:03.838 --> 00:12:05.306
  • He was the most hard-headedperson I ever knew.
  • 00:12:05.406 --> 00:12:07.709
  • Thank you, Lord.
  • 00:12:07.809 --> 00:12:10.211
  • And they are going to throwa party when people get saved.
  • 00:12:10.311 --> 00:12:13.281
  • Number seven, will we rememberour lives on earth?
  • 00:12:13.381 --> 00:12:17.152
  • Will we rememberour lives on earth?
  • 00:12:17.252 --> 00:12:19.888
  • Well, that's very simple.
  • 00:12:19.988 --> 00:12:21.156
  • Again, from this very simplepassage, Revelation 6:9-11,
  • 00:12:21.256 --> 00:12:23.191
  • they rememberedthey were murdered.
  • 00:12:23.291 --> 00:12:26.427
  • They had not forgotten that.
  • 00:12:26.528 --> 00:12:29.864
  • Well, how'd you die?
  • 00:12:29.964 --> 00:12:30.965
  • That dude right there.
  • 00:12:31.065 --> 00:12:32.100
  • That guy killed me.
  • 00:12:32.200 --> 00:12:34.235
  • That's how I was murdered.That's how I got here.
  • 00:12:34.335 --> 00:12:36.504
  • And he's not mad at him, 'causehe's livin' in heaven now.
  • 00:12:36.604 --> 00:12:38.940
  • He's excited about it.
  • 00:12:39.040 --> 00:12:40.275
  • But, they rememberedtheir lives, and listen.
  • 00:12:40.375 --> 00:12:43.411
  • Abraham said to the rich man,which is the passage
  • 00:12:43.511 --> 00:12:45.780
  • we're gonna cover nextweek...Abraham said, "Son,
  • 00:12:45.880 --> 00:12:48.249
  • remember in your lifetime."
  • 00:12:48.349 --> 00:12:50.852
  • Remember in your lifetimeyou received good things,
  • 00:12:50.952 --> 00:12:54.088
  • and this manreceived evil things.
  • 00:12:54.189 --> 00:12:56.291
  • Remember, this is what mosttheologians believe,
  • 00:12:56.391 --> 00:12:58.893
  • and I believe this as well.
  • 00:12:58.993 --> 00:13:00.562
  • In heaven, our memorieswill make us grateful.
  • 00:13:00.662 --> 00:13:05.533
  • If you don't have anythingto compare heaven to,
  • 00:13:05.633 --> 00:13:08.136
  • why would you evenappreciate it?
  • 00:13:08.236 --> 00:13:10.338
  • But, we're going to havesomething to compare it to.
  • 00:13:10.438 --> 00:13:11.706
  • But now, listen.
  • 00:13:11.806 --> 00:13:12.707
  • In heaven, our memoriesmake us grateful.
  • 00:13:12.807 --> 00:13:15.343
  • In hell, memories tormentpeople, because they know
  • 00:13:15.443 --> 00:13:19.080
  • that they had a chanceand they refused God's love
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:22.550
  • and God's goodness.
  • 00:13:22.650 --> 00:13:24.252
  • So, yes, we will have memoriesof our lives on earth.
  • 00:13:24.352 --> 00:13:26.921
  • Here's number eight.
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  • Will we know people?
  • 00:13:28.189 --> 00:13:29.924
  • Will we know people?
  • 00:13:30.024 --> 00:13:30.959
  • I said a moment ago,people sometimes think
  • 00:13:31.059 --> 00:13:32.760
  • that we're gonna be up thereand not going to know anybody.
  • 00:13:32.861 --> 00:13:36.064
  • Remember 1 Corinthians 13?
  • 00:13:36.164 --> 00:13:37.565
  • We read it a moment ago.
  • 00:13:37.665 --> 00:13:38.666
  • "We will know aswe are known."
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  • And, can I just giveyou my answer to this?
  • 00:13:40.668 --> 00:13:42.804
  • We will finally know people.
  • 00:13:42.904 --> 00:13:44.806
  • We don't know peopleon this earth.
  • 00:13:44.906 --> 00:13:46.608
  • We really don't.
  • 00:13:46.708 --> 00:13:48.042
  • We think we do, but on earth...let me say it another way.
  • 00:13:48.142 --> 00:13:51.479
  • We're finally gonnaunderstand people.
  • 00:13:51.579 --> 00:13:53.281
  • You're gonna see someone[indiscernible].
  • 00:13:53.381 --> 00:13:55.350
  • I finally understand you.
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  • You're probably gonnasay that to your wife.
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  • Finally.
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  • You are a great,intelligent person.
  • 00:14:00.822 --> 00:14:03.458
  • I just couldn't figureit out on earth.
  • 00:14:03.558 --> 00:14:05.593
  • I never could figure outwhat you were talkin' about.
  • 00:14:05.693 --> 00:14:07.562
  • Finally, we'regoing to know people.
  • 00:14:07.662 --> 00:14:12.367
  • By the way, I think also,I think we're gonna be surprised
  • 00:14:12.467 --> 00:14:17.038
  • at some people that are therethat we didn't think
  • 00:14:17.138 --> 00:14:18.873
  • were gonna be there.
  • 00:14:18.973 --> 00:14:21.009
  • We're gonna walk up to some...You...you made it?
  • 00:14:21.109 --> 00:14:24.512
  • Of course, you know whatthey're gonna say, don't you?
  • 00:14:24.612 --> 00:14:26.114
  • You made it?
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  • Yeah, back at you.
  • 00:14:27.749 --> 00:14:28.917
  • Okay, so.
  • 00:14:29.017 --> 00:14:30.451
  • All right, let me showyou a Scripture here.
  • 00:14:30.551 --> 00:14:32.420
  • This is a great Scriptureabout are we gonna know
  • 00:14:32.520 --> 00:14:34.689
  • people in heaven.
  • 00:14:34.789 --> 00:14:35.757
  • Matthew 8:11, thisis Jesus speaking.
  • 00:14:35.857 --> 00:14:38.493
  • "And I say to you thatmany", many, "will come from
  • 00:14:38.593 --> 00:14:42.263
  • east and west, and sit downwith Abraham, Isaac,
  • 00:14:42.363 --> 00:14:46.768
  • and Jacob in thekingdom of heaven."
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  • Do you realizewhat you just read?
  • 00:14:50.171 --> 00:14:51.572
  • You're gonna be able tosit down with Abraham.
  • 00:14:51.673 --> 00:14:53.408
  • You're gonna be able to askAbraham, what was going
  • 00:14:53.508 --> 00:14:56.544
  • through your mind when youwere walking Isaac up that
  • 00:14:56.644 --> 00:14:59.113
  • hill to sacrifice him?
  • 00:14:59.213 --> 00:15:01.082
  • You're gonna be able to sitdown with Moses, and David,
  • 00:15:01.182 --> 00:15:03.451
  • and Deborah, and Ruth, andSamuel, and Ezekiel, and Isaiah.
  • 00:15:03.551 --> 00:15:08.790
  • You're gonna be able to sitdown with these
  • 00:15:08.890 --> 00:15:10.992
  • wonderful people.
  • 00:15:11.092 --> 00:15:12.093
  • Now, I've got to tell you,I thought about this
  • 00:15:12.193 --> 00:15:13.594
  • and all of a sudden I had thiskind of doom come over me,
  • 00:15:13.695 --> 00:15:17.665
  • because I got to thinkin'about, I have preached on
  • 00:15:17.765 --> 00:15:20.735
  • just about everybody inthe Bible, and I have aired
  • 00:15:20.835 --> 00:15:24.005
  • their dirty laundryon television.
  • 00:15:24.105 --> 00:15:28.977
  • And I'm just wonderin', whenI meet someone, they'll say,
  • 00:15:29.077 --> 00:15:33.314
  • "Why did you say thatabout me in that sermon?"
  • 00:15:33.414 --> 00:15:35.650
  • You know?
  • 00:15:35.750 --> 00:15:36.918
  • I mean, because youknow, like Peter.
  • 00:15:37.018 --> 00:15:39.153
  • I make fun of Peter a lot.
  • 00:15:39.253 --> 00:15:41.289
  • I don't mean anydisrespect, Peter.
  • 00:15:41.389 --> 00:15:43.758
  • But I liken myself a lotto Peter, because it seems
  • 00:15:43.858 --> 00:15:48.496
  • to me that Peter was alwayssaying the wrong thing
  • 00:15:48.596 --> 00:15:51.466
  • at the wrong time.
  • 00:15:51.566 --> 00:15:52.467
  • You know what I'm saying?
  • 00:15:52.567 --> 00:15:53.668
  • He was just always blurtingthings out that he wished
  • 00:15:53.768 --> 00:15:55.636
  • he could take back.
  • 00:15:55.737 --> 00:15:57.038
  • Like when Jesus came walkingon the water, Jesus said,
  • 00:15:57.138 --> 00:15:59.874
  • "Don't be afraid, it's Me."
  • 00:15:59.974 --> 00:16:01.843
  • Peter said, "Lord,if it's You."
  • 00:16:01.943 --> 00:16:08.116
  • And Jesus is thinkin',I just said...yeah,
  • 00:16:08.216 --> 00:16:11.919
  • I said it was Me, didn't I?
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:13.855
  • And of course, youknow how Peter was.
  • 00:16:13.955 --> 00:16:14.889
  • "Lord, if it's You,tell me to come."
  • 00:16:14.989 --> 00:16:17.058
  • Come.Excuse Me?
  • 00:16:17.158 --> 00:16:18.993
  • You know, he wished he couldhave taken that back, right?
  • 00:16:19.093 --> 00:16:20.828
  • And then at the Mountof Transfiguration,
  • 00:16:20.928 --> 00:16:23.765
  • Moses and Elijah show up.
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  • Moses, been dead forthousands of years,
  • 00:16:27.902 --> 00:16:30.038
  • and Elijah, two of the greatestOld Testament prophets
  • 00:16:30.138 --> 00:16:33.207
  • that are either in Revelation,the two witnesses,
  • 00:16:33.307 --> 00:16:36.310
  • or like that, okay?
  • 00:16:36.411 --> 00:16:38.246
  • Because it talks aboutthese two witnesses,
  • 00:16:38.346 --> 00:16:39.914
  • and it describes Mosesand Elijah.
  • 00:16:40.014 --> 00:16:41.849
  • But, they show up and Jesus...now, this is what's amazing,
  • 00:16:41.949 --> 00:16:45.219
  • is transfigured before them.
  • 00:16:45.319 --> 00:16:48.289
  • I mean, He takes off His fleshand the glory of God
  • 00:16:48.389 --> 00:16:50.558
  • is standing right there.
  • 00:16:50.658 --> 00:16:52.760
  • So, Jesus, Moses, and Elijahare talking, and Peter says,
  • 00:16:52.860 --> 00:16:57.298
  • it's a good thing I'm here.
  • 00:16:57.398 --> 00:16:59.033
  • It didn't matterthat Peter was there.
  • 00:16:59.133 --> 00:17:03.337
  • He just blurts it out.
  • 00:17:03.438 --> 00:17:04.872
  • As a matter of fact, whenyou read your Bible it says,
  • 00:17:04.972 --> 00:17:06.674
  • "Then Peter answered."
  • 00:17:06.774 --> 00:17:08.109
  • No one asked him anything.
  • 00:17:08.209 --> 00:17:11.579
  • And then, Jesus said...now, this is something
  • 00:17:11.679 --> 00:17:13.881
  • that people, we see this asa good thing
  • 00:17:13.981 --> 00:17:15.550
  • Peter said and it is,but Jesus' response
  • 00:17:15.650 --> 00:17:18.119
  • just blows me away.
  • 00:17:18.219 --> 00:17:19.187
  • Jesus said, "Who do mensay that I am?"
  • 00:17:19.287 --> 00:17:21.722
  • And the disciples said,"Well, some say Elijah,
  • 00:17:21.823 --> 00:17:23.257
  • some say John the Baptistor one of the prophets."
  • 00:17:23.357 --> 00:17:25.359
  • Jesus said, "Who doyou say that I am?"
  • 00:17:25.460 --> 00:17:27.361
  • Peter said,"You're the Christ,
  • 00:17:27.462 --> 00:17:28.729
  • the Son of the Living God."
  • 00:17:28.830 --> 00:17:30.231
  • Jesus said, "Flesh and blooddoes not reveal this to you,
  • 00:17:30.331 --> 00:17:32.200
  • Peter, but MyFather in heaven."
  • 00:17:32.300 --> 00:17:33.434
  • This is what he was saying...this is a miracle.
  • 00:17:33.534 --> 00:17:35.970
  • That you got the right answer,Peter, that's a miracle.
  • 00:17:36.070 --> 00:17:41.109
  • This is a miracle.
  • 00:17:41.209 --> 00:17:42.810
  • Okay.
  • 00:17:42.910 --> 00:17:45.179
  • I'm sorry, I just...it'sjust for fun, you know, so.
  • 00:17:45.279 --> 00:17:48.649
  • All right.
  • 00:17:48.749 --> 00:17:49.717
  • Yes, we will knowpeople in heaven.
  • 00:17:49.817 --> 00:17:52.720
  • Number nine, will it be boring?
  • 00:17:52.820 --> 00:17:58.759
  • Okay, let me tell you.
  • 00:17:58.860 --> 00:18:00.595
  • Do you realize that Satan isthe one who has basically
  • 00:18:00.695 --> 00:18:06.200
  • put the theme out there,heaven is going to be
  • 00:18:06.300 --> 00:18:09.070
  • the most boring church serviceyou've ever been in
  • 00:18:09.170 --> 00:18:13.307
  • for all eternity, and hell isgonna be the fun,
  • 00:18:13.407 --> 00:18:17.445
  • exciting party place?
  • 00:18:17.545 --> 00:18:18.646
  • Have you ever had people say,well, I don't want to
  • 00:18:18.746 --> 00:18:20.715
  • go to heaven, none of my friendsare gonna be there.
  • 00:18:20.815 --> 00:18:23.518
  • Isn't that foolishness?
  • 00:18:23.618 --> 00:18:25.686
  • Well, I'm gonna go to hell.
  • 00:18:25.786 --> 00:18:26.854
  • Hell's gonna bethe fun place.
  • 00:18:26.954 --> 00:18:27.955
  • It's amazing.
  • 00:18:28.055 --> 00:18:29.690
  • Heaven is losingthe marketing battle,
  • 00:18:29.790 --> 00:18:32.994
  • and the reason is,is because those of us
  • 00:18:33.094 --> 00:18:35.096
  • who are going don't even knowenough about it
  • 00:18:35.196 --> 00:18:38.466
  • to invite someone to go.
  • 00:18:38.566 --> 00:18:41.302
  • We just tell them, hey,there's this great restaurant
  • 00:18:41.402 --> 00:18:42.470
  • you gotta go to.
  • 00:18:42.570 --> 00:18:43.604
  • You just gotta go.Well, where is it?
  • 00:18:43.704 --> 00:18:45.806
  • I don't know.
  • 00:18:45.907 --> 00:18:47.441
  • Well, what kind of fooddo they serve?
  • 00:18:47.542 --> 00:18:49.810
  • Don't know.
  • 00:18:49.911 --> 00:18:51.646
  • Well, have you been there?
  • 00:18:51.746 --> 00:18:53.581
  • No, but you gotta go.
  • 00:18:53.681 --> 00:18:56.217
  • You gotta go.
  • 00:18:56.317 --> 00:18:57.518
  • Don't know anything about it,don't know what the menu is,
  • 00:18:57.618 --> 00:18:59.020
  • but you gotta go.
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:00.521
  • Listen, we need tounderstand this.
  • 00:19:00.621 --> 00:19:02.557
  • The more we understand heaven,the more motivated
  • 00:19:02.657 --> 00:19:05.026
  • we are to get ourfriends there.
  • 00:19:05.126 --> 00:19:07.762
  • And the more we understandhell, which I'll talk about
  • 00:19:07.862 --> 00:19:10.998
  • next week, the moremotivated we are to get people
  • 00:19:11.098 --> 00:19:14.302
  • to never go there.
  • 00:19:14.402 --> 00:19:16.470
  • Heaven is going to bethe most spectacular place
  • 00:19:16.571 --> 00:19:19.373
  • in the world.
  • 00:19:19.473 --> 00:19:21.075
  • Heaven's gonna be wonderful.
  • 00:19:21.175 --> 00:19:22.376
  • I've talked about ita little bit, but you know,
  • 00:19:22.476 --> 00:19:23.778
  • run up a thousand stepsand never get tired.
  • 00:19:23.878 --> 00:19:27.048
  • Travel at the speed ofthought across the universe.
  • 00:19:27.148 --> 00:19:29.717
  • Eat banana pudding all day,and never gain a pound.
  • 00:19:29.817 --> 00:19:38.960
  • Heaven is going to besuch a spectacular place.
  • 00:19:39.060 --> 00:19:42.863
  • Let me read you from a bookcalled, "90 Minutes in Heaven",
  • 00:19:42.964 --> 00:19:49.403
  • by Don Piper.
  • 00:19:49.503 --> 00:19:51.272
  • And there are severalgood books about this,
  • 00:19:51.372 --> 00:19:54.141
  • and you do have to obviouslybe careful with any book
  • 00:19:54.242 --> 00:19:56.444
  • of a person's experience,because we can't
  • 00:19:56.544 --> 00:19:58.813
  • put it on the same level asScripture, but if it agrees
  • 00:19:58.913 --> 00:20:01.749
  • with Scripture then we can,and this is a wonderful passage.
  • 00:20:01.849 --> 00:20:05.419
  • I just think this isabsolutely amazing.
  • 00:20:05.519 --> 00:20:07.722
  • This man actually was deadfor 90 minutes.
  • 00:20:07.822 --> 00:20:09.890
  • Listen to what he said.
  • 00:20:09.991 --> 00:20:12.260
  • "As I try to explain heaven,my words seem weak
  • 00:20:12.360 --> 00:20:15.463
  • and hardly adequate, because Ihave to use earthly terms
  • 00:20:15.563 --> 00:20:19.000
  • to refer to unimaginable joy,excitement, warmth,
  • 00:20:19.100 --> 00:20:23.804
  • and total happiness.
  • 00:20:23.904 --> 00:20:25.640
  • Everyone continuallyembraced me, touched me,
  • 00:20:25.740 --> 00:20:29.710
  • spoke to me, laughed,and praised God.
  • 00:20:29.810 --> 00:20:31.479
  • This seemed to go onfor a long time,
  • 00:20:31.579 --> 00:20:33.247
  • but I didn't tire of it.
  • 00:20:33.347 --> 00:20:34.915
  • My father is oneof 11 children.
  • 00:20:35.016 --> 00:20:36.684
  • Some of his brothers and sistershad as many as 13 children.
  • 00:20:36.784 --> 00:20:39.887
  • When I was a kid, our familyreunions were so huge we rented
  • 00:20:39.987 --> 00:20:43.391
  • an entire city parkin Monticello, Arkansas.
  • 00:20:43.491 --> 00:20:47.361
  • We Pipers are affectionate,with a lot of hugging
  • 00:20:47.461 --> 00:20:49.530
  • and kissing wheneverwe come together.
  • 00:20:49.630 --> 00:20:51.299
  • None of those earthly familyreunions, however, prepared me
  • 00:20:51.399 --> 00:20:55.002
  • for the sublime gatheringof saints I experienced
  • 00:20:55.102 --> 00:20:58.039
  • at the gates of heaven.
  • 00:20:58.139 --> 00:21:00.074
  • Those who were gathered inMonticello were some of
  • 00:21:00.174 --> 00:21:02.143
  • the same people waiting for meat the gates of heaven.
  • 00:21:02.243 --> 00:21:04.812
  • Heaven was many things,but without a doubt,
  • 00:21:04.912 --> 00:21:07.114
  • it was the greatest familyreunion of all.
  • 00:21:07.214 --> 00:21:10.117
  • Everything I experienced waslike a first class buffet
  • 00:21:10.217 --> 00:21:13.688
  • for the senses.
  • 00:21:13.788 --> 00:21:14.855
  • I have never felt suchpowerful embraces,
  • 00:21:14.955 --> 00:21:17.591
  • or feasted my eyeson such beauty.
  • 00:21:17.692 --> 00:21:20.194
  • Heaven's light and texturedefy earthly eyes
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  • or explanation.
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  • Warm, radiantlight engulfed me.
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  • As I looked around, I couldhardly grasp the vivid,
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  • dazzling colors.
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  • Every hue and tone surpassedanything I had ever seen.
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  • With all the heightenedawareness of my senses,
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  • I felt as if I had never seen,heard, or felt anything
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  • so real before.
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  • Never in my happiest momentshad I felt so fully alive."
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  • Doesn't that makeyou want to go?
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  • Isn't that a great place?
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  • Now, go to Revelation 21and let me read a little bit
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  • of a description of heaven.
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  • By the way, on downin Revelation 21
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  • it gives a description,a literal description,
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  • of the New Jerusalem.
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  • And just to let you know,the New Jerusalem, if you want
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  • a literal description of it,it's 1.380 miles long,
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  • 1.380 miles wide,and 1.380 miles high.
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  • It's a perfect cube.
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  • You can read thatin Revelation 21.
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  • Revelation 21:1, "Now Isaw a new heaven
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  • and a new earth, for the firstheaven and the first earth
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  • had passed away.
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  • Also there was no more sea.
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  • Then I, John, saw the holy city,New Jerusalem, coming down
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  • out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride adorned
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  • for her husband.
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  • And I heard a loud voicefrom heaven, saying,
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  • "Behold, the tabernacle ofGod is with men,
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  • and He will dwell with them, andthey shall be His people.
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  • God Himself will be with themand be their God.
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  • And God will wipe awayevery tear from their eyes.
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  • There shall be no moredeath, nor sorrow, nor crying.
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  • There shall be no more pain,for the former things
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  • have passed away."
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  • And then He who sat onthe throne said, "Behold,
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  • I make all things new."
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  • And He said to me, "Write,for these words are true
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  • and faithful."
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  • Listen, the greatest thingabout heaven is going to be
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  • the fellowship of otherbelievers and the fellowship
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  • with the Fatherwe're going to have.
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  • Alright, here's number ten,the tenth question.
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  • It's the most important one.
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  • Who will be there?
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  • Who will be there?
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  • Well, we stopped at Verse 5.
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  • If you'll look at Verse 6,"And He said to me, "It is done.
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  • I am the Alpha and the Omega",that's the first
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  • and last lettersin the Greek alphabet,
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  • "the Beginning and the End.
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  • I will give of the fountainof the water of life freely
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  • to him who thirsts",and I love the word "freely".
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  • Revelation 22, just onechapter over, Verse 17.
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  • "And the Spiritand the bride say, "Come. "
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  • And let himwho hears say, "Come. "
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  • And let him who thirsts come.
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  • Whoever desires",whoever desires,
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  • "let him takethe water of life freely."
  • 00:23:58.719 --> 00:24:02.556
  • By the way, the Old King Jamessays, "Whosoever will."
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  • Whosoever will.
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  • Romans 10:9, "If you confesswith your mouth the Lord Jesus
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  • and believe in your heartthat God has raised Him
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  • from the dead,you will be saved."
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  • And Romans 10:13, "For whoevercalls on the name of the Lord
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  • shall be saved."
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  • Who will be there?
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  • Those who believe inthe Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • and those who call on His name.
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  • ROBERT: Heaven is goingto be wonderful,
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  • and I want to encourage you,if you've never given your life
  • 00:24:30.885 --> 00:24:33.287
  • to the Lord Jesus,you can give your life
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  • to Jesus right now.
  • 00:24:35.456 --> 00:24:37.358
  • Right now, you can ask the Lordto come into your life
  • 00:24:37.458 --> 00:24:40.694
  • and save you, and receivethe free gift of salvation
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  • through the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:24:45.299 --> 00:24:47.101
  • I also want to encourage youthat we need to spread the word
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  • to every person we meet.
  • 00:24:50.738 --> 00:24:53.807
  • God created heaven so that wecould spend eternity with Him,
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  • and God gives us allthe opportunity to choose Him.
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  • Share this.
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  • Go out, tell everyone Jesussaid, "Compel people to come in,
  • 00:25:03.851 --> 00:25:09.023
  • that My Father's housemay be filled."
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  • Hey, thanks so muchfor watching.
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  • I want to encourage youto watch next week
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  • as I continue this series,"The End."
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  • ANNOUNCER: We're soglad that you joined us
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  • for today's program,
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  • and we hope thatyou enjoy this important
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  • and timely messagefrom Pastor Robert.
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  • The after-life is mysteriousand can often be scary
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  • and overwhelming to think about.
  • 00:25:29.843 --> 00:25:31.445
  • Just the thought of it raisesquestion after question:
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  • What's Heaven like?
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  • Is there a literal hell?
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  • Is there a judgment?
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  • What about the second coming?
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  • How can you know for sure?
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  • In this five part series,"The End: What Happens Next",
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  • Pastor Robert revealsthe answers to these questions
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  • and so many more so that you canbegin living a life
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  • that truly mattersbecause ultimately
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  • what you believe aboutdeath and eternity
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  • will determine how you live.
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  • So don't live another daywithout knowing the comforting
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  • and motivating truthabout what happens next.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Living your best lifeisn't about having a dream home,
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  • wonderful kids,or the ideal job.
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  • It's about changesin your family, health,
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  • and relationships.
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  • When God changes your heart,you'll discover
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  • that there is so muchmore to life.
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  • With humor, passion,and clarity,
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  • Pastor Robert presents,
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  • "The Secretsof Living Your Best Life."
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