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Countdown to the Apocalypse: How Should We Now Live?

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November 29, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THE SIGNS ARE CLEAR, WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS
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  • AND THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST, I BELIEVE, IS COMING SOON.
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  • AND WHILE WE CAN'T KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR,
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  • WE CAN BE PREPARED FOR WHENEVER THAT EVENT ARRIVES.
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  • THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS SERIES,
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  • WE'VE BEEN CONNECTING BIBLICAL PROPHESY WITH CURRENT EVENTS
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  • TO DISCOVER HOW THEY SIGNAL THE COMING OF THE LAST DAYS.
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  • SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR US TODAY?
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED HOW SHOULD WE NOW LIVE?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WE MAY NOT KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR
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  • WHEN CHRIST WILL RETURN,
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  • BUT THE BIBLE PAINTS A COLORFUL PICTURE OF THE END TIMES.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT'S AHEAD,
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  • WE'RE PREPARED TO SEND YOU PATHWAY TO VICTORY'S
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  • EXCLUSIVE BIBLE PROPHESY CHART.
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  • THIS HELPFUL RESOURCE IS YOUR PERSONAL AT-A-GLANCE TIMELINE
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  • LINKING SCRIPTURE WITH KEY EVENTS
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  • THAT FORETELL THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • A COPY OF THE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART IS OUR GIFT
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  • TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • A SURVEY A FEW MONTHS AGO ASKED A CROSS SECTION
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  • OF AMERICANS THIS QUESTION.
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  • WHICH BETTER DESCRIBES HOW YOU FEEL
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  • ABOUT THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING IN THE WORLD THESE DAYS?
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  • THE SURVEY OFFERED TWO POSSIBLE RESPONSES.
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  • RESPONSE NUMBER ONE, EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
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  • RESPONSE NUMBER TWO, THINGS ARE GOING TO
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  • HELL IN A HANDBASKET.
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  • WOULD YOU BE SURPRISED TO KNOW
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  • THAT 60% OF AMERICANS CHOSE THAT SECOND RESPONSE?
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  • THINGS ARE GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET.
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  • BY WAY OF NOTE, IT'S THE FIRST TIME
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  • GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET WAS EVER USED
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  • -IN A NATIONAL SURVEY BEFORE. -(CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
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  • BUT THAT'S HOW MANY PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THE WORLD CONDITION.
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  • ANOTHER GROUP, 64% OF VOTERS SAID
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  • THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • 84% OF AMERICANS IN ANOTHER POLL
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  • SAID THEY BELIEVE ISIS POSES A REAL THREAT
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  • TO AMERICAN SECURITY.
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  • IT'S NOT SURPRISING THEN THAT IN ANOTHER POLL,
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  • 70% OF ALL AMERICANS SAID THEY ARE ANGRY
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  • ABOUT THE DIRECTION IN WHICH THE WORLD IS GOING.
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  • PEOPLE ARE ASKING THE QUESTION,
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  • "WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?
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  • "WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
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  • "IS ANYBODY REALLY IN CHARGE?"
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  • THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS IS FOUND
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  • IN A SINGLE EVENT TOWARD WHICH ALL HISTORY IS MARCHING.
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  • THAT EVENT IS THE APOCALYPSE, THE UNVEILING,
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  • THE REVELATION, THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE RETURN
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  • OF JESUS CHRIST AND HOW WE SHOULD BE LIVING
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  • AS BELIEVERS IN THE LIGHT OF HIS RETURN
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  • AS WE CONCLUDE OUR SERIES TODAY,
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  • COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE.
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  • OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN SCRIPTURE, WE FIND THE PROMISE
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  • OF JESUS THAT HE WILL COME AGAIN.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS TWO THINGS ABOUT THE RETURN OF JESUS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HIS COMING IS ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN.
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  • REMEMBER IN JOHN 14, JESUS WAS MEETING WITH HIS DISCIPLES
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  • BEFORE HE WAS CRUCIFIED AND RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD,
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  • AND HE MADE THIS PROMISE IN JOHN 14:3:
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  • AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU,
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  • I WILL COME AGAIN AND RECEIVE YOU TO MYSELF,
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  • THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO.
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  • JESUS PROMISED, "I WILL COME AGAIN."
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  • AND YOU SEE THAT PROMISE FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION
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  • THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE ABOUT THE LORD'S TRIUMPHANT RETURN.
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  • DID YOU KNOW IN THE NEW TESTAMENT ALONE,
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  • THERE ARE OVER 300 VERSES THAT TALK
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  • ABOUT THE RETURN OF JESUS.
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  • ONE OUT EVERY 13 VERSES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • HAS SOMETHING TO DO ABOUT THE LORD'S RETURN.
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  • WELL, HOW ARE WE TO BE LIVING IN LIGHT
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  • OF THAT CERTAIN AND SOON COMING OF THE LORD?
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  • AS YOU LOOK THROUGH SCRIPTURE, THERE ARE THREE QUALITIES
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  • THAT OUGHT TO CHARACTERIZE EVERY BELIEVER
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  • WHO FINDS HIMSELF LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE TO BE PEOPLE OF HOPE.
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  • WE'RE TO BE PEOPLE OF HOPE.
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  • IT'S EASY TO LOOK AT THE WORLD SITUATION TODAY
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  • AND GET DISCOURAGED.
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  • NOT LONG AGO, THE FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL
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  • SPOKE AT THE WASHINGTON IDEAS FESTIVAL.
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  • HE WASN'T SANGUINE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD.
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  • HE SAID, "I THINK WE ARE LIVING THROUGH
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  • "ONE OF THE MOST HISTORIC DEFINING TIMES.
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  • "WE ARE SEEING A NEW WORLD ORDER,
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  • "POST-WORLD WAR II, POST-SOVIET UNION IMPLOSION BEING BUILT.
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  • "TYRANNY, TERRORISM ARE GOING TO BE WITH US.
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  • "IT'S A REALITY.
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  • "I SEE THESE THINGS CONTINUING."
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, GET USED TO THE WORLD SITUATION.
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  • IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE.
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  • IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE.
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  • SO PASTOR, HOW CAN WE BE PEOPLE OF HOPE
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  • GIVEN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY?
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR HOPE DOES NOT REST
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  • IN WASHINGTON DC.
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  • OUR HOPE IS NOT FOUND IN ANY POLITICIAN.
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT THE PSALMIST SAID,
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  • PSALM 39:7: AND NOW, LORD, FOR WHAT DO I WAIT?
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  • MY HOPE IS IN THEE.
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  • OUR HOPE IS IN THE EVERLASTING GOD.
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  • ROMANS 15:13 CONTAINS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BENEDICTIONS
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  • FOUND IN ALL SCRIPTURE.
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  • PAUL CLOSES: NOW MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU
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  • WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING
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  • SO THAT YOU MAY ABOUND IN HOPE
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  • BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • DO YOU SEE THE REPETITION OF THAT?
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  • WE SERVE THE GOD OF HOPE.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT WE OUGHT TO ABOUND IN HOPE OURSELVES.
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  • THAT WORD, ABOUND, IS A VERY INTERESTING WORD.
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  • IT'S A WORD THAT REFERS TO A RIVER
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  • THAT OVERFLOWS ITS BANKS.
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  • THAT IS, WHEN PEOPLE GET CLOSE TO US,
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  • THEY CAN'T HELP BUT GET SPLASHED BY THE HOPE OF GOD.
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  • AND THAT'S BECAUSE WE'RE HOPEFUL.
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  • ONE OF THE WORST WITNESSES WE CAN BE
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  • TO UNBELIEVERS IS TO GO AROUND DEPRESSED
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  • AND SCARED AND FEARFUL.
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  • OH, WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT?
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  • WHAT'S GONNA?
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  • THAT IS NO WITNESS.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT THE APOSTLE PETER SAID?
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  • HE SAID BE READY TO GIVE A DEFENSE TO ANYONE WHO ASKS
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  • FOR THE WHAT?
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  • THE DOOM AND GLOOM THAT'S IN YOU?
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  • THE DESPAIR THAT'S IN YOU, THE DISCOURAGEMENT?
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  • NO, BE READY TO GIVE A DEFENSE
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  • TO ANYONE WHO ASKS YOU FOR THE HOPE THAT IS WITHIN YOU.
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  • CHRISTIANS OUGHTA BE THE MOST HOPEFUL,
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  • THE MOST OPTIMISTIC, PEOPLE THEY ARE.
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  • WE OUGHT TO BE OVERFLOWING WITH HOPE.
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  • BUT NOT ONLY ARE WE TO BE PEOPLE OF HOPE,
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  • SECONDLY, THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE TO BE PEOPLE OF INSIGHT.
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  • TUCKED AWAY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IS A VERSE
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  • THAT I THINK BEST DESCRIBES HOW WE OUGHT TO BE LIVING
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  • IN TIMES LIKE THESE.
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  • YOU FIND IT IN 1 CHRONICLES 12.
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  • THERE'S A STORY ABOUT A GROUP OF JEWISH MEN
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  • WHO DECIDED TO LEAVE THE SERVICE OF KING SAUL
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  • AND JOIN FORCES WITH DAVID, GOD'S MAN, AT HEBRON.
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  • THE MEN FROM THE TRIBE OF ISSACHAR,
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  • WHO CHOSE TO FOLLOW DAVID, THE WRITER ADDS THESE WORDS,
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  • I CHRONICLES 12:32: THE SONS OF ISSACHAR,
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  • MEN WHO UNDERSTOOD THE TIMES,
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  • WITH KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT ISRAEL SHOULD DO.
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  • MEN WHO UNDERSTOOD THE TIMES WITH A KNOWLEDGE
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  • OF WHAT THEY, ISRAEL, SHOULD DO.
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  • PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE LAST TIMES ARE PEOPLE WHO,
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  • FIRST OF ALL, UNDERSTAND THE TIMES.
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  • THEY UNDERSTAND THE TIMES.
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  • THESE SONS OF ISSACHAR, THEY KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
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  • IN THEIR NATION.
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  • THEY KNEW THAT THERE WAS A SHIFT IN THE POLITICAL WINDS.
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  • THEY HAD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MORAL
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  • AND SPIRITUAL CLIMATE OF THEIR NATION.
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  • AND WE NEED TO BE THE SAME WAY TODAY.
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  • WE NEED TO HAVE OUR FINGER ON THE PULSE
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  • OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY
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  • AND WHAT IS HAPPENING
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  • IN THIS WORLD MORALLY, SPIRITUALLY, AND POLITICALLY.
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  • YOU DON'T GET ANY BROWNIE POINTS IN HEAVEN
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  • FOR BEING STUPID AND IGNORANT
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  • ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.
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  • GOD SAYS IF YOU'RE GONNA BE A GODLY PERSON,
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  • YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE TIMES
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  • IN WHICH GOD HAS PLACED YOU.
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  • THAT'S WHAT THE SONS OF ISSACHAR DID,
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  • THEY UNDERSTOOD THE TIMES.
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  • AND SECONDLY, PEOPLE OF INSIGHT
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  • ARE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT THE PEOPLE OF GOD SHOULD DO.
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  • THE REASON THEY HAD THIS INSIGHT,
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  • THE REASON THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
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  • IN THEIR COUNTRY, IS SO THAT THEY COULD KNOW
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  • WHAT THEY SHOULD DO, D-O, TAKE ACTION.
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  • AND THEY CAME TO THE CONCLUSION IT WAS TIME
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  • TO SHIFT ALLEGIANCES AND TO FOLLOW AFTER GOD'S MAN, DAVID.
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  • IT'S VERY EASY FOR US TO GET DISCOURAGED
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  • IN THE WORLD TODAY
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  • AND SAY WHAT TERRIBLE TIMES WE'RE LIVING IN.
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  • I THINK ABOUT THE CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN,
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  • FATHER JOHN NEWHOUSE.
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  • HE SAID, "YES, THESE TIMES MAY BE TERRIBLE,
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  • "BUT THEY'RE THE ONLY TIMES GOD HAS GIVEN US
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  • "AND TO SIN IS A DESPAIR."
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  • THAT'S WHAT THE SONS OF ISSACHAR SAY.
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  • THEY SAY, YES, THE TIMES ARE TERRIBLE,
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  • BUT THESE ARE THE TIMES IN WHICH WE ARE LIVING,
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  • AND WE OUGHT TO BE DOING SOMETHING.
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  • THE PEOPLE OF INSIGHT ARE PEOPLE
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  • WHO NOT ONLY UNDERSTAND THEIR TIMES,
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  • BUT THEY KNOW WHAT THEY SHOULD DO.
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  • AND THAT MEANS IN THESE LAST DAYS,
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  • WE ARE TO BE PEOPLE OF ACTION.
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  • THEY'RE ALWAYS INVOLVED IN DOING GOD'S WORK.
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  • AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, GOD HAS CALLED UPON US
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  • TO CONFRONT AN EVIL SOCIETY.
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  • HE'S CALLED UPON US TO CONFRONT EVIL LEADERS.
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  • HE'S CALLED UPON US TO CONFRONT ALL IMMORALITY
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  • AND SAY WITHOUT STUTTERING OR STAMMERING,
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  • "THUS SAITH THE LORD."
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  • WE ARE TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN BATTLE.
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  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 5:13-14
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  • HE SAID: YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH,
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  • BUT IF THE SALT HAS BECOME TASTELESS,
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  • HOW WILL IT BE MADE SALTY AGAIN?
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  • IT IS GOOD FOR NOTHING EXCEPT TO BE THROWN OUT
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  • AND TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT BY MEN.
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  • YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE,
  • 00:11:10.040 --> 00:11:11.170
  • BUT WHEN JESUS TALKED ABOUT BEING SALT,
  • 00:11:11.180 --> 00:11:14.090
  • HE WAS TALKING ABOUT BEING A PRESERVATIVE.
  • 00:11:14.100 --> 00:11:16.050
  • THAT'S WHAT SALT DID IN JESUS' DAY.
  • 00:11:16.060 --> 00:11:18.140
  • IT GAVE THE MEAT A LONGER SHELF LIFE
  • 00:11:18.150 --> 00:11:20.180
  • UNTIL IT EVENTUALLY HAD TO BE THROWN OUT.
  • 00:11:20.190 --> 00:11:23.000
  • AND JESUS SAID AS MY REPRESENTATIVES
  • 00:11:23.010 --> 00:11:25.270
  • IN THE WORLD TODAY, YOU'RE TO BE SALT.
  • 00:11:25.280 --> 00:11:28.060
  • YOU'RE TO BE A PRESERVATIVE IN THIS CULTURE.
  • 00:11:28.070 --> 00:11:30.190
  • YOU ARE TO KEEP THIS WORLD FROM PREMATURELY IMPLODING
  • 00:11:30.200 --> 00:11:34.010
  • SO THAT PEOPLE HAVE LONGER TO ACCEPT THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:11:34.020 --> 00:11:37.020
  • HE'S CALLED UPON US TO INFLUENCE THIS WORLD,
  • 00:11:37.030 --> 00:11:40.070
  • TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THE TIDE OF IMMORALITY
  • 00:11:40.080 --> 00:11:42.280
  • THAT IS ENGULFING US.
  • 00:11:42.290 --> 00:11:44.100
  • WE ARE TO BE SALT, BUT HE ALSO SAID
  • 00:11:44.110 --> 00:11:47.020
  • YOU ARE TO BE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:11:47.030 --> 00:11:49.240
  • A CITY SET ON A HILL THAT CANNOT BE HIDDEN.
  • 00:11:49.250 --> 00:11:53.090
  • WE'RE TO BE AT THE SAME TIME THAT WE ARE PUSHING BACK
  • 00:11:53.100 --> 00:11:56.070
  • AGAINST EVIL, WE ARE BEING TO HOLDING FORTH.
  • 00:11:56.080 --> 00:11:58.210
  • WE'RE TO BE HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF THE LIGHT OF GOD.
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:12:02.080
  • IT'S NOT EITHER, OR.
  • 00:12:02.090 --> 00:12:03.270
  • JESUS DIDN'T SAY YOU'RE TO BE SALT OR LIGHT.
  • 00:12:03.280 --> 00:12:07.170
  • HE SAID YOU'RE TO BE SALT AND LIGHT.
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:10.120
  • YOU'RE TO CONFRONT EVIL, BUT SHARE JESUS AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 00:12:10.130 --> 00:12:14.190
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE VERSES IN ALL OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:12:14.200 --> 00:12:17.040
  • IS DANIEL 11:32.
  • 00:12:17.050 --> 00:12:19.190
  • IT SAYS THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEIR GOD
  • 00:12:19.200 --> 00:12:23.040
  • SHALL STAND FIRM AND TAKE ACTION.
  • 00:12:23.050 --> 00:12:27.120
  • GOD HAS CALLED US NOT JUST TO UNDERSTAND THE TIMES,
  • 00:12:27.130 --> 00:12:30.290
  • BUT TO DO SOMETHING.
  • 00:12:31.000 --> 00:12:32.210
  • WE'RE TO BE PEOPLE OF HOPE.
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:35.250
  • WE'RE TO BE PEOPLE OF INSIGHT.
  • 00:12:35.260 --> 00:12:37.220
  • BUT THIRDLY, WE'RE TO BE PEOPLE OF COURAGE.
  • 00:12:37.230 --> 00:12:41.090
  • TO BE THAT SALT AND LIGHT IN TODAY'S WORLD TAKES COURAGE.
  • 00:12:41.100 --> 00:12:47.090
  • AW TOZER ONCE SAID, "A SCARED WORLD
  • 00:12:47.100 --> 00:12:50.280
  • "NEEDS A FEARLESS CHURCH."
  • 00:12:50.290 --> 00:12:53.090
  • GOD WANTS US TO BE FEARLESS PEOPLE AS WE STAND FOR HIM.
  • 00:12:53.100 --> 00:12:58.240
  • ARE YOU READY TO STAND FOR HIM, REGARDLESS OF THE COST?
  • 00:12:58.250 --> 00:13:03.180
  • PERSECUTION IS COMING.
  • 00:13:03.190 --> 00:13:05.270
  • IT'S COMING NOT JUST AROUND THE WORLD,
  • 00:13:05.280 --> 00:13:07.230
  • IT'S COMING TO THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:13:07.240 --> 00:13:10.050
  • ARE YOU READY FOR IT?
  • 00:13:10.060 --> 00:13:11.080
  • SADLY, MOST CHRISTIANS AREN'T.
  • 00:13:11.090 --> 00:13:14.050
  • PEOPLE WHO FIND THEMSELVES LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS
  • 00:13:14.060 --> 00:13:18.000
  • NEED TO BE PEOPLE OF HOPE.
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:20.050
  • WE NEED TO BE PEOPLE OF INSIGHT,
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:22.030
  • BUT WE HAVE TO BE PEOPLE OF COURAGE.
  • 00:13:22.040 --> 00:13:25.180
  • AND THAT BRINGS US TO AN ALL-IMPORTANT QUESTION.
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:28.220
  • WHERE EXACTLY ARE WE ON GOD'S TIMETABLE?
  • 00:13:28.230 --> 00:13:32.040
  • PASTOR, HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO THE END?
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:34.230
  • WE KNOW IN MATTHEW 24,
  • 00:13:34.240 --> 00:13:36.070
  • JESUS SAID NO MAN CAN KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR.
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:39.280
  • BUT WE ALSO READ IN 2 PETER THAT WE ARE TO BE ALERT.
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:43.240
  • WE'RE TO BE LOOKING FOR
  • 00:13:43.250 --> 00:13:45.110
  • AND HASTENING THE COMING DAY OF THE LORD.
  • 00:13:45.120 --> 00:13:48.060
  • SO HOW CLOSE ARE WE?
  • 00:13:48.070 --> 00:13:50.290
  • THERE ARE TWO PLACES WE NEED TO LOOK
  • 00:13:51.000 --> 00:13:52.150
  • TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:13:52.160 --> 00:13:54.110
  • FIRST OF ALL, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE WORLD SITUATION.
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:57.100
  • THAT'S ONE WAY TO KNOW HOW CLOSE WE ARE.
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:13:59.210
  • AND WHEN I TALK ABOUT THE WORLD SITUATION,
  • 00:13:59.220 --> 00:14:01.260
  • SPECIFICALLY I'M TALKING ABOUT LOOKING AT THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:05.170
  • AND EVEN MORE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT ISRAEL.
  • 00:14:05.180 --> 00:14:09.100
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE FINAL EVENTS
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:12.080
  • THAT USHER IN THE RETURN OF CHRIST
  • 00:14:12.090 --> 00:14:14.040
  • WILL TAKE PLACE IN ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS AROUND ISRAEL.
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:18.240
  • HOW DO WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE ON GOD'S TIMETABLE?
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:21.020
  • LOOK AT THE WORLD SITUATION, BUT SECONDLY,
  • 00:14:21.030 --> 00:14:23.160
  • WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE BIBLE.
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:27.080
  • THE QUESTION I'M ASKED, "WITH THE WORLD'S SITUATION
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:30.040
  • "LIKE IT IS, WHY DOESN'T THE LORD PUT AN END TO IT
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:33.050
  • "AND COME BACK?"
  • 00:14:33.060 --> 00:14:35.010
  • WELL, PETER FACED THAT SAME QUESTION
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:37.120
  • AND HE ANSWERS IT IN 2 PETER 3:3-10
  • 00:14:37.130 --> 00:14:41.150
  • I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THESE VERSES VERY CAREFULLY.
  • 00:14:41.160 --> 00:14:44.050
  • PETER WARNED: KNOW THIS FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:46.280
  • THAT IN THE LAST DAYS MOCKERS WILL COME WITH THEIR MOCKING,
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:51.010
  • FOLLOWING AFTER THEIR OWN LUST,
  • 00:14:51.020 --> 00:14:53.070
  • SAYING, "WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?
  • 00:14:53.080 --> 00:14:56.030
  • "FOR EVER SINCE THE FATHERS FELL ASLEEP,
  • 00:14:56.040 --> 00:14:58.120
  • "ALL CONTINUES JUST AS IT WAS FROM THE BEGINNING."
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:15:03.000
  • FOR WHEN THEY MAINTAIN THIS, IT ESCAPES THEIR NOTICE
  • 00:15:03.010 --> 00:15:06.240
  • THAT BY THE WORD OF GOD THE HEAVENS EXISTED LONG AGO
  • 00:15:06.250 --> 00:15:09.270
  • AND THE EARTH WAS FORMED OUT OF THE WATER AND BY WATER,
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:13.130
  • THROUGH WHICH THE WORLD AT THAT TIME WAS DESTROYED,
  • 00:15:13.140 --> 00:15:16.230
  • BEING FLOODED WITH WATER.
  • 00:15:16.240 --> 00:15:19.010
  • BUT THE PRESENT HEAVENS AND EARTH BY HIS WORD
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:22.030
  • ARE BEING RESERVED FOR FIRE, KEPT FOR THE DAY OF JUDGMENT
  • 00:15:22.040 --> 00:15:26.040
  • AND DESTRUCTION OF UNGODLY MEN.
  • 00:15:26.050 --> 00:15:28.270
  • BUT DO NOT LET THIS ONE FACT ESCAPE YOUR NOTICE, BELOVED,
  • 00:15:28.280 --> 00:15:32.170
  • THAT WITH THE LORD ONE DAY IS AS 1.000 YEARS,
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:38.130
  • AND 1.000 YEARS AS ONE DAY.
  • 00:15:38.140 --> 00:15:42.060
  • THE LORD IS NOT SLOW ABOUT HIS PROMISE,
  • 00:15:42.070 --> 00:15:45.050
  • AS SOME COUNT SLOWNESS, BUT HE IS PATIENT TOWARD YOU,
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:50.050
  • NOT WILLING FOR ANY TO PERISH, BUT FOR ALL
  • 00:15:50.060 --> 00:15:53.150
  • TO COME TO REPENTANCE.
  • 00:15:53.160 --> 00:15:55.130
  • BUT THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME LIKE A THIEF,
  • 00:15:55.140 --> 00:15:58.130
  • IN WHICH THE HEAVENS WILL PASS AWAY WITH A ROAR
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:16:01.120
  • AND THE ELEMENTS WILL BE DESTROYED WITH INTENSE HEAT,
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:04.200
  • AND THE EARTH AND ITS WORKS WILL BE BURNED UP.
  • 00:16:04.210 --> 00:16:10.060
  • HERE ARE THREE INSIGHTS FROM THAT PASSAGE
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:12.220
  • TO ALWAYS REMEMBER.
  • 00:16:12.230 --> 00:16:14.020
  • NUMBER ONE, THE LORD'S RETURN IS CERTAIN
  • 00:16:14.030 --> 00:16:18.130
  • BECAUSE GOD PROMISED IT.
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:21.010
  • WE HAVE THE SAME SCOFFERS TODAY
  • 00:16:21.020 --> 00:16:22.290
  • THAT WERE PRESENT IN PETER'S DAY.
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:25.080
  • WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?
  • 00:16:25.090 --> 00:16:27.170
  • YOU ALL TALK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:16:27.180 --> 00:16:29.230
  • I DON'T SEE HIM ANYWHERE.
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:31.080
  • I DON'T SEE HIM ANYWHERE.
  • 00:16:31.090 --> 00:16:33.100
  • YOU KNOW WHAT PETER SAYS?
  • 00:16:33.110 --> 00:16:35.070
  • THERE'S ANOTHER TIME MEN WERE SAYING THAT.
  • 00:16:35.080 --> 00:16:37.220
  • THEY WERE SAYING THAT RIGHT BEFORE THE FLOOD.
  • 00:16:37.230 --> 00:16:41.140
  • GOD HAD PROMISED TO DESTROY THE WORLD
  • 00:16:41.150 --> 00:16:43.080
  • BECAUSE OF ITS WICKEDNESS, BUT THE FLOOD WAS DELAYED.
  • 00:16:43.090 --> 00:16:47.290
  • AND PEOPLE SCOFFED AT THE IDEA, BUT ONE DAY, AS JESUS SAID,
  • 00:16:48.000 --> 00:16:51.120
  • WHILE THEY WERE EATING, DRINKING, AND MARRYING
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:53.110
  • AND GIVING IN MARRIAGE, THE FLOOD CAME
  • 00:16:53.120 --> 00:16:55.120
  • AND SWEPT THEM ALL AWAY.
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:57.250
  • SO WILL IT BE WHEN CHRIST RETURNS AGAIN.
  • 00:16:57.260 --> 00:17:01.170
  • THE LORD'S RETURN IS CERTAIN, BECAUSE HE'S PROMISED IT.
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:04.080
  • SECONDLY, THE LORD'S RETURN WILL USHER IN A DAY OF JUDGMENT
  • 00:17:04.090 --> 00:17:08.110
  • FOR THE UNGODLY.
  • 00:17:08.120 --> 00:17:09.160
  • NOTICE THE SEQUENCE OF WORDS HERE:
  • 00:17:09.170 --> 00:17:11.090
  • WATER, DESTRUCTION, JUDGMENT, FIRE.
  • 00:17:11.100 --> 00:17:15.270
  • WHEN THE FLOOD CAME, IT SWEPT THE UNBELIEVERS AWAY
  • 00:17:15.280 --> 00:17:20.100
  • INTO EVERLASTING JUDGMENT.
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:22.170
  • GOD DESTROYED THE WORLD ONCE WITH WATER,
  • 00:17:22.180 --> 00:17:25.170
  • AND HE PROMISED HE WOULD NEVER DO IT AGAIN.
  • 00:17:25.180 --> 00:17:28.110
  • BUT HE IS GOING TO DESTROY IT BY FIRE.
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:31.000
  • THE BIBLE SAYS EVERYTHING WE SEE
  • 00:17:31.010 --> 00:17:33.060
  • IS GOING TO BE BURNED UP ONE DAY AT THE LORD'S RETURN.
  • 00:17:33.070 --> 00:17:37.020
  • THAT IS GOING TO BE GOOD NEWS FOR US WHO ARE BELIEVERS.
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:40.200
  • IT IS TERRIBLE NEWS FOR UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:17:40.210 --> 00:17:42.270
  • BECAUSE THE LORD'S RETURN SIGNALS HIS JUDGMENT.
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:46.060
  • AND NUMBER THREE, THE LORD'S RETURN IS DELAYED
  • 00:17:46.070 --> 00:17:49.150
  • TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO TRUST IN CHRIST.
  • 00:17:49.160 --> 00:17:53.120
  • THIS DELAY THAT THE SCOFFERS MOCK,
  • 00:17:53.130 --> 00:17:57.040
  • "WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?"
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:17:59.170
  • THAT DELAY IS FOR THEIR BENEFIT.
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:03.040
  • GOD GAVE THEM A DELAY AS GIFT TO THEM
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:06.080
  • TO GIVE THEM ONE FINAL CHANCE TO REPENT.
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:09.270
  • GOD IS NOT A GOD WHO HATES PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:12.020
  • HE LOVES PEOPLE, BUT HE'S ALSO A GOD OF JUSTICE.
  • 00:18:12.030 --> 00:18:15.010
  • HE MUST JUDGE SIN.
  • 00:18:15.020 --> 00:18:17.020
  • GOD HAS PROVIDED A WAY OF ESCAPE
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:19.000
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:21.040
  • AND GOD IS GIVING EVERY PERSON ONE LAST CHANCE TO REPENT
  • 00:18:21.050 --> 00:18:25.160
  • BEFORE THE DAY OF JUDGMENT COMES.
  • 00:18:25.170 --> 00:18:28.190
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE QUESTION:
  • 00:18:28.200 --> 00:18:30.220
  • HOW CAN YOU, HOW CAN I, BEST PREPARE FOR THE APOCALYPSE?
  • 00:18:30.230 --> 00:18:36.260
  • WE LOOK AROUND THE WORLD AND WE SAY WHAT
  • 00:18:36.270 --> 00:18:38.160
  • IN THE WORLD (CHUCKLES) IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD?
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:41.270
  • TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION,
  • 00:18:41.280 --> 00:18:43.040
  • ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
  • 00:18:43.050 --> 00:18:45.230
  • YOU'RE THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:18:45.240 --> 00:18:47.090
  • I'M THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:49.110
  • THE TURMOIL IN THE WORLD TODAY
  • 00:18:49.120 --> 00:18:51.110
  • IS BECAUSE OF THE TURMOIL THAT EXISTS IN EVERY HUMAN HEART,
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:55.290
  • A TURMOIL THAT IS CAUSED BY SIN, A REBELLION AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:18:56.000 --> 00:19:00.210
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WE'VE ALL SINNED.
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:03.140
  • WE'VE ALL REBELLED AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:19:03.150 --> 00:19:05.070
  • AND EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG IN THE WORLD TODAY
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:08.210
  • CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THAT REBELLION AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:12.220
  • A REBELLION WE'VE ALL PARTICIPATED IN.
  • 00:19:12.230 --> 00:19:17.010
  • WE'VE ALL SINNED, THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:19:17.020 --> 00:19:18.170
  • HOW CAN WE BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD?
  • 00:19:18.180 --> 00:19:20.270
  • HOW CAN WE BE AT PEACE WITH GOD?
  • 00:19:20.280 --> 00:19:22.210
  • LISTEN TO WHAT PAUL SAID IN ROMANS 5:1
  • 00:19:22.220 --> 00:19:25.240
  • THEREFORE HAVING BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH,
  • 00:19:25.250 --> 00:19:29.240
  • WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:34.050
  • LISTEN TO ME, THE ONLY WAY ANY OF US ARE GOING
  • 00:19:34.060 --> 00:19:37.040
  • TO BE AT PEACE WITH GOD, THE ONLY WAY WE CAN BE ASSURED
  • 00:19:37.050 --> 00:19:41.030
  • OF BEING WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN IS TO BE JUSTIFIED BY GOD.
  • 00:19:41.040 --> 00:19:46.230
  • THAT WORD, JUSTIFIED, IS A LEGAL TERM.
  • 00:19:46.240 --> 00:19:49.130
  • IT MEANS TO BE DECLARED NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:53.060
  • THE ONLY HOPE ANY OF US HAS
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:55.060
  • IS THAT WE WILL BE FOUND NOT GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:19:55.070 --> 00:19:57.290
  • BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM, WE'RE GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:19:58.000 --> 00:20:00.130
  • YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL YOU THAT.
  • 00:20:00.140 --> 00:20:02.040
  • YOU'VE SINNED, I'VE SINNED, WE'VE ALL SINNED.
  • 00:20:02.050 --> 00:20:05.090
  • WE'RE VERY, VERY GUILTY.
  • 00:20:05.100 --> 00:20:06.240
  • HOW COULD GOD EVER FIND US NOT GUILTY?
  • 00:20:06.250 --> 00:20:10.080
  • WELL, THAT IS THE MIRACLE OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:10.090 --> 00:20:13.230
  • WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS,
  • 00:20:13.240 --> 00:20:16.140
  • HE WILLINGLY TOOK THE PUNISHMENT FOR YOUR SIN AND MY SIN.
  • 00:20:16.150 --> 00:20:20.260
  • AND WHEN WE TRUST IN JESUS FOR OUR SALVATION
  • 00:20:20.270 --> 00:20:24.080
  • IN THAT GREAT COURTROOM OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:26.090
  • GOD BANGS THE GAVEL DOWN AND SAYS NOT GUILTY, JUSTIFIED,
  • 00:20:26.100 --> 00:20:31.290
  • FREELY FORGIVEN FOREVER.
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:35.210
  • THE ONLY HOPE WE HAVE TO BE AT PEACE WITH GOD
  • 00:20:35.220 --> 00:20:38.240
  • WHEN HE COMES OR WE GO TO BE WITH HIM
  • 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:41.040
  • AND STAND BEFORE HIM IN JUDGMENT IS TO BE FOUND NOT GUILTY.
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:45.200
  • THAT'S THE WAY WE PREPARE FOR THE SOON
  • 00:20:45.210 --> 00:20:48.120
  • AND CERTAIN RETURN OF CHRIST.
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:51.150
  • OH, PASTOR, I KNOW I NEED TO GET THINGS RIGHT
  • 00:20:51.160 --> 00:20:54.030
  • WITH GOD SOMEDAY.
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:56.040
  • I KNOW THINGS AREN'T WHAT THEY SHOULD BE
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:20:58.030
  • AND I'LL GET AROUND TO IT ONE DAY,
  • 00:20:58.040 --> 00:21:00.200
  • BUT I'VE GOT MY FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:02.190
  • I'VE GOT THIS PROBLEM AT WORK.
  • 00:21:02.200 --> 00:21:04.160
  • I'VE GOT THIS HEALTH ISSUE I'M DEALING WITH.
  • 00:21:04.170 --> 00:21:06.290
  • I'M JUST STARTING OUT IN LIFE AS A TEENAGER
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:09.090
  • AND YOUNG ADULT, I'VE GOT SOME LIVING I WANNA DO.
  • 00:21:09.100 --> 00:21:11.100
  • I'LL GET AROUND TO IT EVENTUALLY, THERE'S NO HURRY.
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:16.260
  • THAT'S THE DECEPTION OF SATAN.
  • 00:21:16.270 --> 00:21:21.010
  • THE TRUTH IS TODAY IS THE ONLY DAY YOU HAVE.
  • 00:21:21.020 --> 00:21:27.160
  • AND TODAY VERY WELL MAY BE THE LAST DAY THAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:21:27.170 --> 00:21:33.160
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE SCRIPTURE SAYS TODAY
  • 00:21:33.170 --> 00:21:36.160
  • IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:40.020
  • JESUS IS COMING AGAIN,
  • 00:21:40.030 --> 00:21:46.050
  • ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:48.020
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:48.030 --> 00:21:53.230
  • IN THESE TREACHEROUS TIMES, CHRISTIANS CANNOT AFFORD
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:57.120
  • TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY.
  • 00:21:57.130 --> 00:21:59.130
  • THE COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN.
  • 00:21:59.140 --> 00:22:03.160
  • AND YOU CAN HELP US MAKE THE MESSAGE
  • 00:22:03.170 --> 00:22:05.160
  • OF CHRIST KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN THESE LAST DAYS.
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:09.180
  • RECENTLY I RECEIVED THIS WONDERFUL NOTE
  • 00:22:09.190 --> 00:22:12.150
  • FROM A NEW CHRISTIAN BELIEVER WHO WROTE:
  • 00:22:12.160 --> 00:22:15.180
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:22:29.190 --> 00:22:31.010
  • YOUR GIFTS ARE ALLOWING PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:22:31.020 --> 00:22:33.280
  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:22:33.290 --> 00:22:37.200
  • AND RIGHT NOW, ANY GIFT YOU GIVE
  • 00:22:37.210 --> 00:22:39.190
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:22:39.200 --> 00:22:42.200
  • WILL BE MATCHED, EFFECTIVELY DOUBLING THE IMPACT
  • 00:22:42.210 --> 00:22:46.080
  • OF YOUR GIFT.
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:47.190
  • NOW THIS MATCHING CHALLENGE ONLY LASTS
  • 00:22:47.200 --> 00:22:50.130
  • BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 31ST,
  • 00:22:50.140 --> 00:22:53.130
  • SO PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU TODAY.
  • 00:22:53.140 --> 00:22:56.230
  • AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
  • 00:22:56.240 --> 00:22:59.230
  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY AS TOGETHER WE PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:22:59.240 --> 00:23:04.130
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:04.140 --> 00:23:06.220
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE, I PROMISE TO BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:06.230 --> 00:23:10.110
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:10.120 --> 00:23:13.060
  • [ANNOUNCER] LOOK AROUND YOU AND YOU'LL SEE A WORLD
  • 00:23:13.070 --> 00:23:16.020
  • ON THE BRINK OF PANDEMONIUM.
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:17.290
  • THE RISE OF RADICAL ISLAM, REBELLION AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:23:18.000 --> 00:23:21.210
  • BLATANT PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:23:21.220 --> 00:23:24.180
  • ARE WE LIVING IN THE END TIMES?
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:26.270
  • WELL, WE CAN'T KNOW THE TIMING OF CHRIST'S RETURN,
  • 00:23:26.280 --> 00:23:29.280
  • BUT WE CAN KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE.
  • 00:23:29.290 --> 00:23:33.090
  • AND IN HIS BESTSELLING BOOK, "COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE,"
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:36.070
  • DOCTOR ROBERT JEFFRESS EXPLAINS HOW TODAY'S HEADLINES
  • 00:23:36.080 --> 00:23:39.110
  • FULFILL ANCIENT BIBLICAL PROPHECIES,
  • 00:23:39.120 --> 00:23:41.220
  • WHAT THE BIBLE REVEALS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RADICAL ISLAM,
  • 00:23:41.230 --> 00:23:45.040
  • HOW THE UNPRECEDENTED PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
  • 00:23:45.050 --> 00:23:47.250
  • SIGNALS THE END TIMES AND MORE.
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:50.090
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK,
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  • "COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE," WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • THERE'S A REASON WE OUGHTA STAND UP AGAINST EVIL.
  • 00:24:06.050 --> 00:24:08.230
  • THERE'S A REASON WE OUGHT TO STAND FOR GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:11.160
  • THERE'S A REASON FOR TAKING ACTION,
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:14.230
  • AND THAT IS SO THAT WE CAN PREVENT THE PREMATURE IMPLOSION
  • 00:24:14.240 --> 00:24:20.270
  • OF THIS WORLD SO THAT WE HAVE MORE TIME
  • 00:24:20.280 --> 00:24:22.210
  • TO SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:24.260
  • [ANNOUNCER] EVERY DAY ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:24:24.270 --> 00:24:26.290
  • WE'RE COMMITTED TO PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:27.000 --> 00:24:29.080
  • WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME.
  • 00:24:29.090 --> 00:24:30.150
  • JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK SOON.
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:32.260
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY, YOU'RE HELPING MORE
  • 00:24:32.270 --> 00:24:35.090
  • AND MORE PEOPLE FIND THE PATH THAT LEADS TO SALVATION.
  • 00:24:35.100 --> 00:24:39.000
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT.
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:44.030
  • I THINK YOU'D AGREE
  • 00:24:44.040 --> 00:24:45.100
  • THAT BIBLE PROPHESY IS A FASCINATING TOPIC.
  • 00:24:45.110 --> 00:24:48.260
  • BUT SADLY, MANY PEOPLE WRITE IT OFF
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:51.090
  • AS TOTALLY IRRELEVANT TO THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:24:51.100 --> 00:24:55.000
  • I HOPE THIS SERIES HAS SHOWN YOU WHY THE END TIMES
  • 00:24:55.010 --> 00:24:58.030
  • SHOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE TODAY.
  • 00:24:58.040 --> 00:25:02.100
  • WELL, ONCE THE THANKSGIVING FESTIVITIES HAVE ENDED,
  • 00:25:02.110 --> 00:25:05.140
  • THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WILL OFFICIALLY BE IN FULL SWING.
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:09.050
  • AND WHAT'S MORE FITTING DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
  • 00:25:09.060 --> 00:25:12.030
  • THAN FOCUSING OUR ATTENTION ON THE PERSON
  • 00:25:12.040 --> 00:25:15.050
  • AND THE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST?
  • 00:25:15.060 --> 00:25:18.070
  • NEXT TIME, I'M GOING TO BEGIN A NEW STUDY
  • 00:25:18.080 --> 00:25:20.130
  • ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST FROM HIS BIRTH IN BETHLEHEM
  • 00:25:20.140 --> 00:25:23.230
  • TO HIS EARTHY MINISTRY AND ULTIMATELY
  • 00:25:23.240 --> 00:25:26.160
  • TO HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:25:26.170 --> 00:25:28.270
  • MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:28.280 --> 00:25:31.120
  • FOR A SERIES CALLED THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST.
  • 00:25:31.130 --> 00:25:35.140
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:38.290 --> 00:25:42.180
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
  • 00:25:42.190 --> 00:25:44.240
  • SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.250 --> 00:25:46.270
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:25:49.120 --> 00:25:51.070
  • "COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE,"
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  • PLUS THE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:25:53.060 --> 00:25:55.290
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT
  • 00:25:56.000 --> 00:25:58.070
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY, AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE COUNTDOWN TO THE
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  • APOCALYPSE TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOUR
  • 00:26:09.030 --> 00:26:11.200
  • GENEROUS SUPPORT, SO THANKS FOR CALLING,
  • 00:26:11.210 --> 00:26:13.220
  • WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:13.230 --> 00:26:15.280
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:15.290 --> 00:26:19.270
  • SOMEBODY ONCE SAID THAT FOR THE LAST 2.000 YEARS
  • 00:26:19.280 --> 00:26:23.090
  • PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO NAIL A SIGN TO THE CROSS
  • 00:26:23.100 --> 00:26:26.220
  • OF JESUS CHRIST, A SIGN THAT SAYS NECESSARY, BUT NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:26:26.230 --> 00:26:31.220
  • JESUS CHRIST IS SUFFICIENT.
  • 00:26:31.230 --> 00:26:34.140
  • HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY SAVED YOU.
  • 00:26:34.150 --> 00:26:36.180
  • HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY SECURED YOU.
  • 00:26:36.190 --> 00:26:38.190
  • HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY EMPOWERED YOU TO LIVE A VICTORIOUS LIFE.
  • 00:26:38.200 --> 00:26:43.130
  • YOU NEED NOTHING OR NO ONE,
  • 00:26:43.140 --> 00:26:45.150
  • OTHER THAN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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