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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • WHENEVER I TELL AN AUDIENCE
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  • THAT I'M GOING TO TACKLE THE TOPIC OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY,
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  • I GET A NUMBER OF MIXED RESPONSES.
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE EXCITED AT THE PROSPECT OF
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  • DIGGING DEEPLY INTO THIS FASCINATING SUBJECT
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  • AND OTHERS, WELL, THEY SORT OF LEAN BACK AND YAWN
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  • BECAUSE THEY CAN'T IMAGINE HOW BIBLE PROPHECY
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  • HAS ANY RELEVANCE TO THEIR LIVES TODAY.
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  • WELL, LET ME ASSURE YOU,
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  • GOD'S PLAN FOR OUR FUTURE HAS EVERYTHING TO DO
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  • WITH HOW WE SHOULD BE LIVING RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND TODAY I'LL MAKE A STRONG CASE
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  • FOR WHY WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND GOD'S PLAN FOR THE END TIMES.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, "WHY YOUR FUTURE MATTERS TODAY,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • OH OH
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  • OH OH
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  • OH OH OH
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  • AAAAAAA
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  • AAAAAAA
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  • AAAAAAA
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  • MANY ARE THEY INCREASED THAT TROUBLE ME
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  • MANY ARE THEY THAT RISE UP AGAINST ME
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  • MANY THERE BE WHICH SAY OF MY SOUL
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  • THERE IS NO HELP FOR HIM IN GOD
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  • BUT THOU OH LORD
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  • ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • THOU, OH LORD ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU, OH LORD ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU, OH LORD ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU, OH LORD ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU, OH LORD ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • OF MY HEAD
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  • (AUDIENCE APPLAUSE AND CHEERS)
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  • [NARRATOR] 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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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BEST SELLING BOOK,
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  • ''PERFECT ENDING'' TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND
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  • WHAT'S AHEAD.
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  • CLEAR AND EASY TO READ,
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  • THIS BOOK EXPLAINS THE REALITIES OF THE RAPTURE,
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  • THE TRIBULATION, THE SECOND COMING AND MORE
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  • AND RELATES THOSE FUTURE EVENTS TO OUR WORLD TODAY.
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  • A COPY OF PERFECT ENDING IS YOURS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • DURING THE TIME,
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  • THE 15 YEARS WE WERE LIVING IN WICHITA FALLS.
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  • DURING THAT TIME, THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
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  • MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THEY WERE GONNA BUILD
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  • A DOUBLE DECK EXPRESSWAY RIGHT THROUGH THE CENTER
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  • OF DOWNTOWN WICHITA FALLS.
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  • THEY DIDN'T TELL WHEN THAT PROJECT WOULD BEGIN,
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  • THEY JUST SAID IT WAS COMING.
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  • AS SOON AS THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE,
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  • BUSINESSES ALONG THE PATH OF THE PROPOSED EXPRESSWAY,
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  • THEY STARTED SELLING THEIR PROPERTY.
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  • THEY STARTED MOVING THEIR RESTAURANTS
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  • AND SMALL BUSINESSES OUT TOWARD THE SUBURBS,
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  • EVEN THOUGH THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHEN THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN.
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  • WHY?
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  • THEY KNEW THAT WHENEVER THIS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BEGAN,
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  • THE VALUE OF THEIR PROPERTY WOULD GO DOWN DRAMATICALLY
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  • AND IT WOULD ENSURE THE DEMISE OF THEIR BUSINESS.
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  • THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHEN THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN,
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  • BUT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN,
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  • IMPACTED THEIR PRESENT DAY LIFE.
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  • AND THE SAME IS TRUE FOR US LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • ONE DAY THERE IS A MAJOR RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT COMING
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  • FOR THIS ENTIRE EARTH?
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  • ONE DAY AS WE READ JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO,
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  • THIS ENTIRE EARTH IS GONNA BE BURNED UP AND DESTROYED
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  • AND THERE IS GONNA BE A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS KNOWING THAT THIS GREAT CATACLYSMIC EVENT
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  • IS GOING TO OCCUR SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE,
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  • THAT EVERYTHING WE BUILD OUR LIFE AROUND
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  • IS GONNA BE BURNED UP AND DESTROYED.
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  • IT OUGHT TO IMPACT HOW WE LIVE OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
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  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID ONE TIME,
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  • ''IF YOU CAN TELL ME WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE HEADED,
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  • I CAN BETTER TELL YOU WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT.''
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  • LET ME GIVE YOU THREE POSITIVE REASONS,
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  • BUT YOU OUGHT TO INVEST YOUR TIME IN THIS SERIES,
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  • PERFECT ENDING, WHY YOUR ETERNAL FUTURE MATTERS TODAY,
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  • WHY YOU AND I NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE END TIME EVENTS.
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  • NUMBER ONE, BIBLE PROPHECY IS A MAJOR THEME IN THE BIBLE.
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  • BIBLE PROPHECY IS A MAJOR THEME IN THE BIBLE.
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  • IN BIBLE STUDY, WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL THE LAW OF PROPORTION.
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  • AND THE LAW OF PROPORTION SIMPLY SAYS,
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  • YOU CAN KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE TOPIC IS TO GOD
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  • BY HOW MUCH SPACE HE DEVOTES TO IT IN THE BIBLE.
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  • EVERY TOPIC IS IMPORTANT,
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  • GOD SPENDS A LOT OF INK ON IT IN THE BIBLE.
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  • IF IT'S NOT IMPORTANT, HE DOESN'T TALK THAT MUCH ABOUT IT.
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  • THE LAW OF PROPORTION.
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  • HOW DOES THAT APPLY TO BIBLE PROPHECY?
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  • THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH PRODUCTIVE PROPHECY.
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  • IN FACT, ONE FOURTH OF THE BIBLE DEALS WITH PROPHECY.
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  • JOT THIS DOWN.
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  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • THERE ARE OVER 1.800 REFERENCES
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  • FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST, THAT'S IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • IN THE 260 CHAPTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • THERE ARE MORE THAN 300 REFERENCES TO THE
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  • RETURN OF CHRIST. THAT'S ABOUT ONE OUT OF EVERY 30 VERSES.
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  • OF THE 27 BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • 23 HAD THE RETURN OF CHRIST AS A PROMINENT THEME.
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  • NOW THIS IS WHAT I FIND INTERESTING,
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  • FOR EVERY PROPHECY IN THE BIBLE
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  • ABOUT THE FIRST COMING OF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THERE ARE EIGHT ABOUT THE SECOND COMING UP JESUS CHRIST.
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  • CLEARLY THE PROMINENCE
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  • AND THE PROPORTION OF THE PROPHETIC THEME
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  • AND BIBLE SHOWS WHY IT'S IMPORTANT.
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  • NUMBER TWO, WHY STUDY BIBLE PROPHECY?
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  • AN UNDERSTANDING OF PROPHECY HELPS US BOTH INTERPRET
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  • AND APPLY THE BIBLE CORRECTLY.
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  • UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY HELPS US INTERPRET
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  • AND APPLY THE BIBLE CORRECTLY.
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  • LET ME PUT THIS REAL SIMPLY FOR ALL OF YOU.
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  • YOU CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE
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  • IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND PROPHECY.
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  • THE BIBLE MAKES NO SENSE,
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  • YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO INTERPRET IT CORRECTLY,
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  • YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO APPLY IT CORRECTLY
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  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS OF CHRIST'S RETURN.
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  • JUST THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • HOW WOULD YOU EVER UNDERSTAND THE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • ISAIAH, DANIEL, EZEKIEL,
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  • ALL OF THESE MAJOR PROPHETIC BOOKS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • NOT JUST ABOUT THE FIRST COMING,
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  • BUT ABOUT THE RETURN OF CHRIST.
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  • HOW DO YOU MAKE SENSE OF THAT?
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  • WHEN YOU TURN TO THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS OF JESUS?
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  • THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, ALL OF THAT DISCOURSE,
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  • THE PARABLES, THEY MAKE NO SENSE
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  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • THE EPISTLES WILL BE A MYSTERY TO YOU
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  • JUST LIKE PASSAGES WE READ TODAY FROM SECOND PETER,
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  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE END TIME EVENTS.
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  • OR THINK ABOUT THE LAST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, THE REVELATION.
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  • DID YOU KNOW REVELATION IS THE ONLY BOOK OF THE BIBLE
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  • FOR WHICH GOD PROMISES A SPECIAL BLESSING
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  • TO EVERYONE WHO READS AND UNDERSTANDS IT?
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  • BUT HOW CAN YOU MAKE SENSE OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION
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  • IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH OF BIBLE PROPHECY?
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  • NOW I COULD GIVE YOU MULTIPLE EXAMPLES OF THAT.
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  • LET ME GIVE YOU TWO EXAMPLES OF WHERE UNDERSTANDING PROPHECY
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  • HELPS YOU BOTH INTERPRET AND APPLY THE BIBLE CORRECTLY.
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  • TURN IN YOUR BIBLES OVER TO ISAIAH 65, ISAIAH 65.
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  • THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN PROPHECIES
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  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT IT TOGETHER, ISAIAH 65:20.
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  • ISAIAH SAYS, ''NO LONGER WILL THERE BE IN IT
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  • ''AN INFANT WHO LIVES BUT A FEW DAYS,
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  • ''OR AN OLD MAN WHO DOES NOT LIVE OUT HIS DAYS.
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  • ''FOR THE YOUTH WILL DIE AT THE AGE OF 100
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  • ''AND THE ONE WHO DOES NOT REACH THE AGE OF 100
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  • SHALL BE THOUGHT ACCURSED.''
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  • NOW HE'S TALKING ABOUT A TIME
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  • IN WHICH THERE'LL BE NO INFANT MORTALITY,
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  • BABIES WILL NOT DIE
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  • AND PEOPLE WILL LIVE AT LEAST TO 100 YEARS OF AGE,
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  • THEY WON'T DIE UNTIL THEY'RE AT LEAST 100 YEARS OF AGE.
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  • NOW THE QUESTION IS,
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  • WHAT PERIOD OF TIME IS ISAIAH TALKING ABOUT?
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  • OBVIOUSLY, HE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT HIS DAY OR EVEN TODAY.
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  • YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND THIS
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  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY.
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  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY,
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  • YOU'LL UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT ISAIAH IS TALKING ABOUT
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  • IS A SPECIAL TIME IN HISTORY,
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  • WE CALL THE MILLENNIUM,
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  • THE 1.000 REIGN OF CHRIST ON THE EARTH.
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  • IT'S AFTER THE TRIBULATION, AFTER THE SECOND COMING,
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  • WHEN CHRIST WILL SET UP HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS.
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  • THE EARTH WON'T BE RECREATED AT THAT TIME, THAT'S LATER ON,
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  • BUT IT WILL BE PARTIALLY RESTORED.
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  • SATAN WILL BE BOUND FOR 1.000 YEARS
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  • AND MUCH OF THE CURSE THAT INFECTS THE EARTH
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  • WILL BE TEMPORARILY LIFTED.
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING PROPHECY,
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  • THE SCRIPTURE MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.
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  • LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • WHERE UNDERSTANDING PROPHECY
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  • NOT ONLY IS THE KEY TO INTERPRETING THE
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  • BIBLE CORRECTLY, BUT APPLYING IT CORRECTLY.
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  • TURN OVER TO MATTHEW 25, MATTHEW 25.
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  • THIS IS A PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE
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  • THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH, EVEN UNBELIEVERS
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  • AND SOMETIMES THEY EVEN QUOTE IT.
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  • MATTHEW 25:35-40.
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  • NOW THESE ARE JESUS WORDS, LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID.
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  • ''FOR I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME SOMETHING TO EAT
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  • ''AND I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE ME DRINK
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  • ''AND I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU INVITED ME IN,
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  • ''NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.
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  • ''I WAS SICK AND YOU VISITED ME.
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  • ''I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU CAME TO ME.''
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  • THEN THE RIGHTEOUS WILL ANSWER HIM SAYING,
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  • ''LORD, WHEN DID WE SEE YOU HUNGRY AND FEED YOU
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  • ''OR THIRSTY AND GIVE YOU DRINK?
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  • ''AND WHEN DID WE SEE YOU A STRANGER AND INVITE YOU IN?
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  • ''OR WHEN DID WE SEE YOU NAKED AND CLOTHE YOU?
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  • AND WHEN DID WE SEE YOU SICK OR IN PRISON AND COME TO YOU?''
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  • AND THE KING WILL ANSWER AND SAY TO THEM,
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  • ''TRULY I SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:12:47.220 --> 00:12:49.150
  • ''TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THESE MY BROTHERS,
  • 00:12:49.160 --> 00:12:55.190
  • EVEN THE LEAST OF THEM, YOU DID IT TO ME.''
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:59.110
  • NOW HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:03.210
  • THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:03.220 --> 00:13:06.260
  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO FEED THE HUNGRY, CLOTHE THE NAKED,
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:09.250
  • VISIT THOSE IN PRISON.
  • 00:13:09.260 --> 00:13:11.100
  • WE ARE NEVER MORE LIKE JESUS THAN WHEN WE DO THESE THINGS.
  • 00:13:11.110 --> 00:13:14.200
  • HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THAT BEFORE?
  • 00:13:14.210 --> 00:13:16.160
  • THERE ARE MANY CHURCHES THAT BUILD THEIR WHOLE MISSION
  • 00:13:16.170 --> 00:13:18.240
  • AROUND THESE VERSES RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:13:18.250 --> 00:13:21.020
  • NOW LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY
  • 00:13:21.030 --> 00:13:22.140
  • BEFORE YOU FIRE OFF THE EMAIL TO ME.
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:26.220
  • YES, WE ARE TO SHOW CONCERN FOR THE POOR,
  • 00:13:26.230 --> 00:13:30.100
  • NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:13:30.110 --> 00:13:32.200
  • BUT THAT IS NOT THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:32.210 --> 00:13:36.220
  • THE CHURCH IS NOT A SANCTIFIED RELIEF AGENCY, OKAY?
  • 00:13:36.230 --> 00:13:40.250
  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:13:40.260 --> 00:13:41.280
  • EVERY OTHER ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:13:41.290 --> 00:13:43.290
  • FIRST AND FOREMOST, BEING GOVERNMENT ITSELF
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:46.220
  • IS CONCERNED WITH MEETING THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:50.230
  • ONLY THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HAS BEEN CHARGED
  • 00:13:50.240 --> 00:13:53.190
  • WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEETING THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS
  • 00:13:53.200 --> 00:13:57.010
  • OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:13:58.170
  • THE BODY ENDS, THE SPIRIT GOES ON FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:13:58.180 --> 00:14:01.130
  • WE ARE CALLED TO CARE FOR PEOPLE SPIRITS,
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:03.190
  • NOT TO BE A SANCTIFIED RELIEF AGENCY.
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.170
  • YOU SAY, WELL, THEN HOW DO YOU INTERPRET
  • 00:14:05.180 --> 00:14:07.110
  • THESE WORDS OF JESUS?
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:08.260
  • HOW DO WE APPLY THEM IF THAT'S NOT THE CORRECT APPLICATION?
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:12.060
  • YOU'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHAT JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:14:12.070 --> 00:14:14.170
  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY.
  • 00:14:14.180 --> 00:14:16.250
  • INSTEAD OF RIPPING THESE VERSES OUT OF CONTEXT
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:19.160
  • TO MAKE THEM SAY WHAT THEY DON'T SAY,
  • 00:14:19.170 --> 00:14:21.150
  • UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT.
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:23.100
  • JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT THE END TIMES.
  • 00:14:23.110 --> 00:14:25.200
  • HE'S PROPHESIED ABOUT WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN,
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.200
  • THE TRIBULATION HAS JUST OCCURRED
  • 00:14:27.210 --> 00:14:30.000
  • WHEN ANYBODY WHO FOLLOWS CHRIST WILL HAVE BEEN PERSECUTED,
  • 00:14:30.010 --> 00:14:32.160
  • MANY OF THEM WILL HAVE BEEN MARTYRED.
  • 00:14:32.170 --> 00:14:34.060
  • THE SON OF GOD HAS COME BACK TO EARTH IN A SECOND COMING.
  • 00:14:34.070 --> 00:14:37.120
  • HE'S ABOUT TO INAUGURATE HIS MILLENNIAL KINGDOM ON EARTH
  • 00:14:37.130 --> 00:14:40.220
  • AND THIS COMES INTO THE CONTEXT THAT HE HAS JUST JUDGED
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:43.220
  • THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:45.150
  • THE UNRIGHTEOUS HAVE BEEN SENT TO HELL,
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:47.210
  • THE RIGHTEOUS ARE INVITED TO COME
  • 00:14:47.220 --> 00:14:50.070
  • AND BE A PART OF GOD'S KINGDOM ON EARTH.
  • 00:14:50.080 --> 00:14:53.110
  • AND SO ALWAYS HE SEPARATES THE UNRIGHTEOUS
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:55.170
  • FROM THE RIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:14:55.180 --> 00:14:57.030
  • HE SAYS TO THE RIGHTEOUS, COME AND ENTER MY KINGDOM.
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:15:00.260
  • WHEN YOU MINISTERED TO THESE BROTHERS OF MINE,
  • 00:15:00.270 --> 00:15:03.260
  • WHO ARE THE BROTHERS OF CHRIST?
  • 00:15:03.270 --> 00:15:05.080
  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT HIS FOLLOWERS DURING THE TRIBULATION,
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:10.040
  • THOSE WHO WERE PERSECUTED BY THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:12.070
  • BOTH JEWS AND GENTILES ALIKE.
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:15.170
  • WHEN YOU SAW THESE BROTHERS OF MINE BEING PERSECUTED
  • 00:15:15.180 --> 00:15:18.090
  • AND MINISTERED TO THEM,
  • 00:15:18.100 --> 00:15:19.260
  • IT WAS AS IF YOU WERE DOING IT TO ME.
  • 00:15:19.270 --> 00:15:23.000
  • SEE, DURING THE TRIBULATION TIME,
  • 00:15:23.010 --> 00:15:24.140
  • THE WAY PEOPLE WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR SALVATION,
  • 00:15:24.150 --> 00:15:27.190
  • NOT EARN THEIR SALVATION,
  • 00:15:27.200 --> 00:15:28.250
  • HOW THEY DEMONSTRATE THEIR SALVATION,
  • 00:15:28.260 --> 00:15:31.120
  • IS BY COMING TO THE AID OF CHRIST FOLLOWERS
  • 00:15:31.130 --> 00:15:34.060
  • DURING THAT TIME WHO ARE UNDER THE ANTICHRIST PERSECUTION.
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:38.010
  • THEY DON'T EARN THEIR SALVATION
  • 00:15:38.020 --> 00:15:39.160
  • BY MEETING THE PHYSICAL NEEDS,
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:40.270
  • THEY PROVE THAT THEY ARE A CHRIST FOLLOWER
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:43.030
  • BY MINISTERING TO CHRIST SERVANTS, HIS BROTHERS
  • 00:15:43.040 --> 00:15:45.230
  • AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT HERE.
  • 00:15:45.240 --> 00:15:47.140
  • YOU CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:15:47.150 --> 00:15:49.140
  • AND DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF BIBLE PROPHECY?
  • 00:15:49.150 --> 00:15:52.280
  • BIBLE PROPHECY IS THE KEY
  • 00:15:52.290 --> 00:15:54.220
  • TO INTERPRETING THE BIBLE CORRECTLY.
  • 00:15:54.230 --> 00:15:58.040
  • THIRDLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY,
  • 00:15:58.050 --> 00:16:00.080
  • AN UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLE PROPHECY MOTIVATES US
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:03.260
  • FOR GODLY LIVING.
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:05.160
  • AN UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 00:16:05.170 --> 00:16:07.160
  • MOTIVATES US TOWARD GODLY LIVING.
  • 00:16:07.170 --> 00:16:09.060
  • LISTEN TO THIS,
  • 00:16:09.070 --> 00:16:10.190
  • GOD NEVER DIVORCES BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:14.140
  • FROM PRACTICAL APPLICATION.
  • 00:16:14.150 --> 00:16:16.100
  • NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE IS THERE THAT DIVORCE BETWEEN
  • 00:16:16.110 --> 00:16:19.150
  • BIBLE PROPHECY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION.
  • 00:16:19.160 --> 00:16:23.060
  • TURN OVER TO SECOND PETER CHAPTER THREE FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:26.030
  • THE PASSAGE WE READ A FEW MINUTES AGO.
  • 00:16:26.040 --> 00:16:28.270
  • PETER IS DESCRIBING THE END OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:31.020
  • THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PRESENT HEAVEN AND EARTH
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:33.100
  • BEFORE THE CREATION OF THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
  • 00:16:33.110 --> 00:16:35.250
  • IN REVELATION 21 AND 22.
  • 00:16:35.260 --> 00:16:37.270
  • LOOK AT WHAT PETER DESCRIBES IN SECOND PETER 3:10.
  • 00:16:37.280 --> 00:16:40.110
  • ''BUT THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME LIKE A THIEF
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:43.100
  • ''IN WHICH THE HEAVENS WILL PASS AWAY WITH A ROAR
  • 00:16:43.110 --> 00:16:46.180
  • ''AND THE ELEMENTS WILL BE DESTROYED WITH INTENSE HEAT
  • 00:16:46.190 --> 00:16:49.160
  • AND THE EARTH AND ITS WORKS WILL BE BURNED UP.''
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:53.120
  • BUT THEN NOTICE THE APPLICATION IN VERSES 11 AND 12.
  • 00:16:53.130 --> 00:16:56.290
  • SINCE ALL THESE THINGS ARE TO BE DESTROYED IN THIS WAY,
  • 00:16:57.000 --> 00:17:02.230
  • HERE'S THE APPLICATION,
  • 00:17:02.240 --> 00:17:04.080
  • WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE ARE YOU TO ME IN HOLY CONDUCT
  • 00:17:04.090 --> 00:17:08.220
  • AND GODLINESS, LOOKING FOR
  • 00:17:08.230 --> 00:17:11.050
  • AND HASTENING THE COMING OF THE DAY OF GOD?
  • 00:17:11.060 --> 00:17:17.080
  • THE FACT THAT THE END IS COMING,
  • 00:17:17.090 --> 00:17:20.110
  • WHETHER IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD OR THE END OF YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:17:20.120 --> 00:17:23.190
  • THE FACT THAT THE END IS COMING SOON,
  • 00:17:23.200 --> 00:17:26.110
  • OUGHT TO BE IN THE FOREFRONT OF YOUR MIND DAY AND NIGHT.
  • 00:17:26.120 --> 00:17:31.160
  • THE FACT THAT YOU AND I ARE SOON GOING TO MEET GOD,
  • 00:17:31.170 --> 00:17:34.260
  • DO YOU KNOW IT'S GONNA COME VERY SOON WHEN WE MEET GOD,
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:37.200
  • EITHER WHEN HE COMES OR WE GO,
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:39.100
  • BUT SOONER OR LATER WE'RE GONNA FACE HIM.
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:40.250
  • IT'S GONNA BE SOONER.
  • 00:17:40.260 --> 00:17:42.040
  • THE FACT THAT WE'RE ALL GOING TO FACE GOD
  • 00:17:42.050 --> 00:17:44.160
  • TO GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF OUR LIVES
  • 00:17:44.170 --> 00:17:47.190
  • OUGHT TO BE A POWERFUL INCENTIVE FOR LIVING AN OBEDIENT
  • 00:17:47.200 --> 00:17:50.140
  • AND CONSISTENT LIFE NOW.
  • 00:17:50.150 --> 00:17:54.110
  • BIBLE PROPHECY WHEN PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD,
  • 00:17:54.120 --> 00:17:57.110
  • IS A POWERFUL MOTIVATION TO HOLY CONDUCT AND GODLINESS.
  • 00:17:57.120 --> 00:18:03.040
  • BILLY GRAHAM, IN HIS BOOK ''WORLD OF FLAME''
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:05.250
  • TELLS A TRUE STORY
  • 00:18:05.260 --> 00:18:07.170
  • FROM THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:11.220
  • PRESIDENT EISENHOWER ONE AUGUST
  • 00:18:11.230 --> 00:18:13.120
  • WAS VACATIONING IN DENVER, COLORADO.
  • 00:18:13.130 --> 00:18:15.280
  • THAT SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT NOW, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:18.050
  • VACATIONING IN DENVER,
  • 00:18:18.060 --> 00:18:19.140
  • HE TOOK HIS PRESIDENTIAL VACATION ONE MONTH
  • 00:18:19.150 --> 00:18:22.150
  • IN AUGUST IN DENVER.
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:24.060
  • AND ONE MORNING THE PRESIDENT OPENED UP THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER,
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:27.040
  • THE DENVER NEWSPAPER
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:28.170
  • AND THERE WAS AN OPEN LETTER TO HIM
  • 00:18:28.180 --> 00:18:31.020
  • THAT WAS PUBLISHED FROM A SIX YEAR OLD BOY NAMED PAUL HALEY,
  • 00:18:31.030 --> 00:18:35.100
  • WHO WAS DYING OF CANCER.
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:37.180
  • AND PAUL HALEY EXPRESSED IN THAT LETTER
  • 00:18:37.190 --> 00:18:39.120
  • A DESIRE FOR PRESIDENT EISENHOWER TO VISIT WITH HIM
  • 00:18:39.130 --> 00:18:42.090
  • WHILE HE WAS IN DENVER.
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:44.270
  • SO IN ONE OF THOSE ACTS OF KINDNESS
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:46.240
  • OF A PRESIDENT LONG REMEMBERED
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:48.050
  • AFTER HIS SPEECHES HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN,
  • 00:18:48.060 --> 00:18:49.240
  • PRESIDENT EISENHOWER DECIDED
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:51.010
  • HE WAS GONNA GO VISIT PAUL HALEY.
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:52.190
  • HE ANNOUNCED IT TO HIS STAFF,
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:54.100
  • THEY ALL GOT INTO THE PROCESSIONAL AND GOT IN THE LIMOUSINE
  • 00:18:54.110 --> 00:18:57.030
  • AND OFF THEY WENT TO THE HALEY HOME.
  • 00:18:57.040 --> 00:18:59.030
  • THEY ARRIVED IN FRONT OF A HOME,
  • 00:18:59.040 --> 00:19:00.200
  • PRESIDENT EISENHOWER BOUNDED OUT OF THE MOTORCADE,
  • 00:19:00.210 --> 00:19:03.130
  • HE WENT UP TO THE FRONT DOOR, KNOCKED ON IT.
  • 00:19:03.140 --> 00:19:07.040
  • THE DOOR OPENED AND THERE WAS PAUL HALEY'S FATHER,
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:10.130
  • DONALD HALEY, STANDING THERE.
  • 00:19:10.140 --> 00:19:11.290
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SURPRISE OF OPENING THE FRONT DOOR
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:14.150
  • AND SEEING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
  • 00:19:14.160 --> 00:19:17.290
  • DONALD HALEY WASN'T DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION THOUGH,
  • 00:19:18.000 --> 00:19:20.260
  • HE HADN'T SHAVED FOR A DAY.
  • 00:19:20.270 --> 00:19:22.270
  • HE WORE SOME OLD JEANS, A FADED T-SHIRT.
  • 00:19:22.280 --> 00:19:26.240
  • LITTLE PAUL HALEY WAS STANDING BEHIND HIM
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:28.230
  • AND KIND OF PEEKED AROUND.
  • 00:19:28.240 --> 00:19:30.130
  • THE PRESIDENT LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID,
  • 00:19:30.140 --> 00:19:31.200
  • ''PAUL, I'M PRESIDENT EISENHOWER.
  • 00:19:31.210 --> 00:19:34.250
  • I UNDERSTAND YOU WANTED TO VISIT WITH ME.''
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:37.220
  • SO HE PUT OUT HIS HAND AND PAUL HALEY SHOOK HIS HAND
  • 00:19:37.230 --> 00:19:42.060
  • AND THEY WENT OUTSIDE FOR A WALK UP AND DOWN THE SIDEWALK.
  • 00:19:42.070 --> 00:19:45.060
  • THEY TALKED TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:45.070 --> 00:19:47.060
  • WHEN EISENHOWER WAS FINISHED, HE SAID GOODBYE,
  • 00:19:47.070 --> 00:19:49.280
  • GOT INTO HIS LIMOUSINE AND OFF HE WENT.
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:53.070
  • FOR YEARS AFTERWARDS,
  • 00:19:53.080 --> 00:19:54.200
  • THE HALEY TALKED ABOUT THAT UNIQUE ACT OF KINDNESS
  • 00:19:54.210 --> 00:19:57.230
  • OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER.
  • 00:19:57.240 --> 00:19:59.210
  • THEY WERE ALL THRILLED ABOUT THE DAY'S EVENTS.
  • 00:19:59.220 --> 00:20:03.100
  • WELL, ALMOST ALL OF THEM.
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:05.270
  • THERE WAS ONE MEMBER OF THE HALEY FAMILY
  • 00:20:05.280 --> 00:20:07.100
  • WHO WASN'T THAT THRILLED ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT.
  • 00:20:07.110 --> 00:20:10.010
  • IT WAS THE FATHER, DON HALEY.
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:12.270
  • IN A NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW,
  • 00:20:12.280 --> 00:20:15.040
  • DON HALEY LAMENTED ABOUT THAT DAY'S EVENTS.
  • 00:20:15.050 --> 00:20:17.290
  • HE SAID, ''JUST THINK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:20:18.000 --> 00:20:20.170
  • ''AN UNSHAVEN FACE, FADED BLUE JEANS, A SOILED T-SHIRT.
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:26.270
  • WHAT A WAY TO MEET THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.''
  • 00:20:26.280 --> 00:20:32.190
  • I CAN TELL YOU SOMETHING
  • 00:20:32.200 --> 00:20:34.010
  • THAT'S GONNA BE EVEN MORE EMBARRASSING.
  • 00:20:34.020 --> 00:20:37.050
  • ONE DAY THE BIBLE SAYS, SUDDENLY, UNEXPECTEDLY,
  • 00:20:37.060 --> 00:20:40.280
  • THE TRUMPET IS GONNA SOUND,
  • 00:20:40.290 --> 00:20:43.020
  • THE CLOUDS ARE GONNA PART
  • 00:20:43.030 --> 00:20:44.180
  • AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:49.050
  • AND YET MANY CHRISTIANS ARE GONNA BE EMBARRASSED
  • 00:20:49.060 --> 00:20:52.190
  • BY THEIR SPIRITUAL APPEARANCE ON THAT DAY.
  • 00:20:52.200 --> 00:20:56.170
  • MANY CHRISTIANS WHEN THE LORD RETURNS,
  • 00:20:56.180 --> 00:20:58.110
  • ARE GONNA FIND THAT THEY HAVE CLOTHED THEMSELVES
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:00.160
  • IN THE FADED AND SOILED GARMENTS OF IMMORALITY,
  • 00:21:00.170 --> 00:21:05.050
  • MATERIALISM, PERSONAL AMBITION,
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:09.150
  • RATHER THAN HAVING CLOTHED THEMSELVES
  • 00:21:09.160 --> 00:21:11.010
  • IN THE PURE LINEN GARMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:13.160
  • DESCRIBED IN REVELATION 19:8.
  • 00:21:13.170 --> 00:21:17.270
  • LET ME ASK YOU A VERY, VERY PERSONAL QUESTION.
  • 00:21:17.280 --> 00:21:21.120
  • IF THE LORD WERE TO RETURN TODAY
  • 00:21:21.130 --> 00:21:23.040
  • OR IF YOU WERE TO MEET HIM IN DEATH,
  • 00:21:23.050 --> 00:21:26.110
  • WOULD YOU BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SPIRITUAL APPEARANCE,
  • 00:21:26.120 --> 00:21:29.290
  • OF THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:33.120
  • IF SO, I PRAY THESE NEXT WEEKS AS WE STUDY BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 00:21:33.130 --> 00:21:39.170
  • THAT THIS SERIES WILL BE A MOTIVATION FOR YOU
  • 00:21:39.180 --> 00:21:41.230
  • TO START CLOTHING YOURSELVES IN HOLY CONDUCT
  • 00:21:41.240 --> 00:21:46.020
  • AND GODLINESS AS WE PREPARE FOR THE SOON AND CERTAIN
  • 00:21:46.030 --> 00:21:50.200
  • RETURN OF CHRIST.
  • 00:21:50.210 --> 00:21:53.110
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:53.120 --> 00:21:57.250
  • THE DAY OF THE LORD IS DRAWING NEAR
  • 00:21:57.260 --> 00:22:00.250
  • AND GOD HAS GIVEN US THIS BRIEF WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:04.190
  • TO PREPARE.
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:06.010
  • WILL YOU BE READY WHEN THE END COMES?
  • 00:22:06.020 --> 00:22:08.290
  • UNFORTUNATELY, THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCH
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:11.060
  • DOESN'T ALWAYS DO A GREAT JOB
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:13.020
  • OF COMMUNICATING THE RELEVANCE OF THE END TIMES.
  • 00:22:13.030 --> 00:22:17.010
  • MANY PEOPLE EVEN PASTORS,
  • 00:22:17.020 --> 00:22:19.060
  • FIND THE TOPIC OF BIBLE PROPHECY INTIMIDATING OR IRRELEVANT.
  • 00:22:19.070 --> 00:22:25.190
  • RECENTLY, I HEARD FROM A STUDENT ON THE WEST COAST WHO SAID,
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:27.230
  • ''PASTOR JEFFRESS, UNFORTUNATELY,
  • 00:22:27.240 --> 00:22:30.050
  • ''THE CHURCHES IN MY CITY
  • 00:22:30.060 --> 00:22:31.220
  • ''DELIVER A WATERED DOWN VERSION OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE.
  • 00:22:31.230 --> 00:22:36.100
  • ''THEY DON'T TEACH SOLID THEOLOGY.
  • 00:22:36.110 --> 00:22:38.190
  • ''IN FACT, THEY DEVIATE FROM IT.
  • 00:22:38.200 --> 00:22:40.220
  • ''SO THANKS FOR TEACHING THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:43.050
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.''
  • 00:22:43.060 --> 00:22:45.080
  • AND THEN HE DESCRIBES HOW HE'S USING OUR STUDY MATERIALS
  • 00:22:45.090 --> 00:22:49.040
  • IN HIS SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY AT CHURCH.
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:52.170
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:55.100
  • YOU'RE TOUCHING LIVES LIKE THIS ONE,
  • 00:22:55.110 --> 00:22:57.270
  • LIVES ARE BECOMING TRANSFORMED
  • 00:22:57.280 --> 00:23:00.060
  • AND IT'S BECAUSE OF THE FAITHFUL
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  • AND GENEROUS SUPPORT OF LISTENERS JUST LIKE YOU.
  • 00:23:02.040 --> 00:23:05.230
  • SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:09.050
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:23:09.060 --> 00:23:10.150
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WARS, DISSENSION,
  • 00:23:15.010 --> 00:23:16.260
  • TERRORISM, FAKE NEWS, MORAL DECAY,
  • 00:23:16.270 --> 00:23:20.080
  • AND ATTACKS ON ISRAEL FILL THE HEADLINES EVERY DAY
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:23.110
  • AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE END IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
  • 00:23:23.120 --> 00:23:26.080
  • BUT ONCE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE PROPHECIES
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:29.000
  • IN SCRIPTURE, YOU'LL REALIZE THAT THE END OF
  • 00:23:29.010 --> 00:23:31.070
  • THE WORLD IS NOTHING TO FEAR.
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:33.040
  • IN HIS BEST SELLING BOOK "PERFECT ENDING,"
  • 00:23:33.050 --> 00:23:35.180
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS SHEDS LIGHT ON EVENTS THAT WILL
  • 00:23:35.190 --> 00:23:38.180
  • PRECEDE AND FOLLOW THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST,
  • 00:23:38.190 --> 00:23:40.290
  • INCLUDING THE RAPTURE, THE TRIBULATION,
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  • AND THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM.
  • 00:23:43.120 --> 00:23:44.280
  • A COPY OF "PERFECT ENDING" IS YOURS TODAY WHEN YOU
  • 00:23:44.290 --> 00:23:47.290
  • GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:50.070
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:51.100
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:51.110 --> 00:23:53.170
  • YOU'LL RECEIVE TWO ADDITIONAL PROPHECY RESOURCES.
  • 00:23:53.180 --> 00:23:56.120
  • THE "END TIMES ILLUSTRATED," FEATURING 18
  • 00:23:56.130 --> 00:23:58.290
  • ORIGINAL INFOGRAPHICS AND CHARTS AND "CLEAR ANSWERS
  • 00:23:59.000 --> 00:24:02.170
  • TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE END TIMES" WITH 21 Q&A
  • 00:24:02.180 --> 00:24:06.200
  • CHAPTERS TO GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S PLAN
  • 00:24:06.210 --> 00:24:08.290
  • FOR YOUR FUTURE AND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:10.190
  • PLUS, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE,
  • 00:24:10.200 --> 00:24:12.270
  • UNEDITED "PERFECT ENDING" TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND
  • 00:24:12.280 --> 00:24:16.140
  • DVD, PERFECT FOR IN THE CAR OR WITH YOUR SMALL
  • 00:24:16.150 --> 00:24:19.140
  • GROUP BIBLE STUDY.
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:20.160
  • THE END TIME EVENTS ARE GONNA BE VERY FRIGHTENING,
  • 00:24:20.170 --> 00:24:22.250
  • AND IT'S GOING TO CONSIST OF ECONOMIC TURMOIL,
  • 00:24:22.260 --> 00:24:25.030
  • THERE'LL BE WARS, THERE'LL BE UNPRECEDENTED
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:27.160
  • PERSECUTION, BUT FORTUNATELY,
  • 00:24:27.170 --> 00:24:30.020
  • CHRISTIANS DON'T HAVE TO FEAR THAT PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:24:30.030 --> 00:24:32.210
  • [ANNOUNCER] YOU TOO CAN EXPERIENCE PEACE AND
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:35.010
  • ASSURANCE ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS.
  • 00:24:35.020 --> 00:24:37.040
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "PERFECT ENDING" AND THE
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:40.100
  • OTHER BIBLE PROPHECY RESOURCES FROM
  • 00:24:40.110 --> 00:24:42.020
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY" TODAY.
  • 00:24:42.030 --> 00:24:46.230
  • I HOPE TODAY'S STUDY HAS CONVINCED YOU
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:49.060
  • THAT IT'S ESSENTIAL TO UNDERSTAND GOD'S TIMELINE
  • 00:24:49.070 --> 00:24:52.180
  • FOR THE FUTURE, WHY?
  • 00:24:52.190 --> 00:24:55.050
  • WELL, FIRST, WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND PROPHECY,
  • 00:24:55.060 --> 00:24:57.240
  • YOU'RE EQUIPPED TO INTERPRET
  • 00:24:57.250 --> 00:24:59.110
  • AND APPLY ALL OF THE BIBLE CORRECTLY.
  • 00:24:59.120 --> 00:25:02.250
  • AND SECOND, WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND PROPHECY,
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:05.170
  • YOU'RE MOTIVATED TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:05.180 --> 00:25:10.100
  • SOMEDAY, YOU AND I WILL STAND BEFORE OUR MAKER
  • 00:25:10.110 --> 00:25:13.200
  • AND PICTURING THAT AWESOME MOMENT,
  • 00:25:13.210 --> 00:25:16.060
  • OUGHT TO MOTIVATE US TO LIVE AN OBEDIENT LIFE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:16.070 --> 00:25:20.230
  • NEXT TIME WE'RE TOGETHER,
  • 00:25:20.240 --> 00:25:22.050
  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU ANOTHER MAJOR FACTOR
  • 00:25:22.060 --> 00:25:24.220
  • IN UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL PROPHECY.
  • 00:25:24.230 --> 00:25:27.110
  • AND THAT'S HOW BIBLE PROPHECY ALWAYS BEGINS
  • 00:25:27.120 --> 00:25:31.020
  • AND ENDS WITH THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:25:31.030 --> 00:25:34.050
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:34.060 --> 00:25:37.010
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:40.040
  • [NARRATOR] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:40.050 --> 00:25:42.080
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:42.090 --> 00:25:45.020
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:45.030 --> 00:25:47.070
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BEST SELLING BOOK, ''PERFECT ENDING''.
  • 00:25:47.080 --> 00:25:50.130
  • PLUS, THE BIBLE PROPHECY CHART IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:25:50.140 --> 00:25:53.160
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:53.170 --> 00:25:56.260
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:56.270 --> 00:26:00.040
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU CLEAR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
  • 00:26:00.050 --> 00:26:03.000
  • ABOUT THE END TIMES AND THE END TIMES ILLUSTRATED,
  • 00:26:03.010 --> 00:26:06.220
  • ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE PERFECT ENDING TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:06.230 --> 00:26:09.240
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:09.250 --> 00:26:12.050
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:12.060 --> 00:26:13.260
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:13.270 --> 00:26:15.200
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:18.120 --> 00:26:19.250
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:19.260 --> 00:26:23.060
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANNA UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE,
  • 00:26:23.070 --> 00:26:24.270
  • YOU WANNA UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY,
  • 00:26:24.280 --> 00:26:26.240
  • THE PLACE TO BEGIN IS NOT AT THE END
  • 00:26:26.250 --> 00:26:29.260
  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:26:29.270 --> 00:26:31.230
  • IT'S NOT IN THE MIDDLE IN EZEKIEL AND DANIEL,
  • 00:26:31.240 --> 00:26:34.180
  • THE WAY TO UNDERSTAND PROPHECY
  • 00:26:34.190 --> 00:26:37.050
  • IS TO START AT THE BEGINNING.
  • 00:26:37.060 --> 00:26:38.200
  • IN FACT, THE WORD GENESIS LITERALLY MEANS BEGINNINGS.
  • 00:26:38.210 --> 00:26:42.190
  • AND IN GENESIS, WE FIND THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING.
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  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, IT BEGINS AND ENDS WITH ISRAEL
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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