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September 1, 2020
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As we begin our study of Revelation; we are going to travel back in time 2;000 years to a tiny island in the Aegean Sea where the apostle John received a detailed preview of the future that awaits every human being who has ever lived.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THISIS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • 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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  • HAVE YOU EVER LONGED TOPEER INTO A CRYSTAL BALL
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  • AND GET A SNEAKPREVIEW OF THE FUTURE?
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  • WELL, THERE'S NO WAY TOTELL EXACTLY WHAT TOMORROW
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  • WILL BRING INTO YOURINDIVIDUAL LIFE.
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  • BUT GOD HAS GIVENUS AN ENTIRE BOOK
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  • FILLED WITH HIS DETAILED PLANFOR THE FUTURE OF MANKIND.
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  • AND TODAY I'M GOING TOGIVE YOU A BRIEF OUTLINE
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  • OF THE ENTIRE BOOKOF REVELATION,
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  • BOTH ITS CONTENTSAND ITS PURPOSE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLEDBACK TO THE FUTURE
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ WHEN I SURVEY THEWONDROUS CROSS ♪
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  • ♪ ON WHICH THE PRINCEOF GLORY DIED ♪
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  • ♪ MY RICHEST GAINI COUNT BUT LOSS ♪
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  • ♪ AND POUR CONTEMPTON ALL MY PRIDE ♪
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ WERE ALL THE REALMOF NATURE MINE ♪
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  • ♪ THAT WERE AN OFFERINGFAR TOO SMALL ♪
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  • ♪ LOVE SO AMAZING, SO DIVINE
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  • ♪ DEMANDS MY SOUL,MY LIFE, MY ALL ♪
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  • ♪ MY SOUL, MY LIFE, MY ALL
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [PRESENTER] COULD TODAY'SDISTURBING HEADLINES BE
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  • A SIGN THAT WE'RELIVING IN THE END TIMES?
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEWBOOK, "THE RAPTURE,
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  • FACT OR FANTASY?",DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS EXPLAINS
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  • WHERE WE ARE ON GOD'SPROPHETIC TIMELINE
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  • AND ANSWERS YOUR DOUBTSAND QUESTIONS ABOUT
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  • THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
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  • LEARN WHY YOU CAN HAVEHOPE AND PEACE ABOUT GOD'S
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  • PLAN FOR THE FUTURE BYREQUESTING DR. JEFFRESS'
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  • BRAND NEW BOOK,"THE RAPTURE, FACT OR FANTASY?".
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  • A COPY IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
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  • SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • LET ME GIVE YOU THREEREASONS FOR SYMBOLS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, SYMBOLSWERE USED AS A CODE
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  • FOR FIRST CENTURY CHRISTIANS.
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  • THEY WERE UNDER PERSECUTION.
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  • IF JOHN JUST CAME OUT ANDSAID EVERYTHING CLEARLY,
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  • IT WOULD HAVE LED TONEEDLESS PERSECUTION
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  • OF THE CHURCH.
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  • ROME COULD USE IT ASEVIDENCE OF SEDITION,
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  • AND THERE IS NO USE IN INVITINGUNNECESSARY PERSECUTION.
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  • SO IT WAS USED AS ACODE FOR BELIEVERS.
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  • SECONDLY, SYMBOLS WERE USEDTO COMMUNICATE THE UNFAMILIAR.
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  • NOW THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • JOHN LIVED IN THE FIRST CENTURY
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  • AND YET GOD GRANTED HIM A VISION
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  • DOWN THE CORRIDORSOF THE FUTURE,
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  • THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDSOF YEARS INTO THE FUTURE.
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  • AND HE HAD TO WRITE DOWNWHAT HE WAS SAW, WHAT HE SAW
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  • IN TERMS WITH WHICHHE WAS FAMILIAR.
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  • SCIENCE FICTION WRITERARTHUR C. CLARKE ONCE WROTE,
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  • "ANY SUFFICIENTLYADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
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  • "IS INDISTINGUISHABLEFROM MAGIC."
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  • SOMETHING THAT HADN'TBEEN INVENTED YET
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  • WILL LOOK LIKE MAGIC, BUTIT'S NOT, IT'S TECHNOLOGY.
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  • THE SAME THING IS TRUE INTHE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • THESE SYMBOLS ARE REAL THINGS.
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  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT JOHN
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  • LOOKING AT THEBATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
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  • THINK ABOUT JOHNBEING TRANSPORTED
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  • TO SEE HELICOPTERSFLYING AROUND.
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  • HOW WOULD A FIRST CENTURYPERSON DESCRIBE A HELICOPTER
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  • OR A TANK OR JETS STREAKINGTHROUGH THE SKY ABOVE MEGIDDO
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  • LIKE WE'VE SEEN SO MANY TIMES?
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  • NO WONDER HE WAS USING SYMBOLS.
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  • HE WAS USING WHAT WAS FAMILIAR
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  • TO COMMUNICATE THE UNFAMILIAR.
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  • AND FINALLY, SYMBOLS AREUSED TO AROUSE EMOTION,
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  • AROUSE EMOTION.
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  • REMEMBER HE WAS TRYINGTO MOTIVATE THE READERS
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  • TO DO SOMETHING, TO BE AROUSED
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  • AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WASGOING TO HAVE, TAKE PLACE
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  • AND TO ORDER THEIR LIVESAROUND THOSE FACTS.
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  • WHEN JOHN TALKED ABOUT A WORLDDICTATOR, THE ANTICHRIST,
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  • HE COULD HAVE SAID, "THERE'SGOING TO BE A DICTATOR."
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  • BUT INSTEAD HEDESCRIBES HIM AS A BEAST
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  • RISING OUT OF THE SEA.
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  • WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THEWORLD POLITICAL SYSTEM
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  • THAT'S OPPOSED TOGOD, HE COULD SAY,
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  • "THE NATIONS THAT HATE GOD."
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  • BUT INSTEAD HE USEDTHE TERM BABYLON.
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  • BABYLON.
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  • BABYLON IS AN IMAGETHROUGHOUT THE BIBLE
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  • FROM THE BEGINNING TIMEOF THAT WORLD SYSTEM
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  • THAT IS OPPOSED TO THE PLANSAND THE PURPOSE OF GOD.
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  • SOMETIMES THESYMBOLISM IS EXPLAINED,
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  • LIKE IN THE CASE OF JESUSWALKING AMONG THE SEVEN
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  • LAMPSTANDS THAT WE'RE GOING TOLOOK AT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF
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  • WEEKS. JOHN SAYS THE SEVENLAMPSTANDS ARE THE SEVEN
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  • CHURCHES. OTHER TIMES YOU HAVETO RELY ON YOUR UNDERSTANDING
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  • OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • BUT WHAT I WANT YOUTO REMEMBER IS THIS
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  • JUST BECAUSE REVELATIONIS FILLED WITH SYMBOLS
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  • DOES NOT MAKEREVELATION LESS REAL.
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  • ACTUALLY IT MAKES IT MORE REAL.
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  • THESE THINGS ARE SOFANTASTIC, PHENOMENAL
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  • THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • THERE'S NO WAY I CAN DESCRIBETHEM EXCEPT THROUGH SYMBOLS.
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  • NOW LET'S LOOK AT AN OUTLINEOF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • AGAIN, WE'RE GAININGA 30.000 FOOT VIEW
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  • OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • I WAS TALKING TO THECAMERA GUY THIS MORNING.
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  • AND HE SAID, "WHAT AREYOU PREACHING ON TODAY?"
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  • AND I SAID, "THEBOOK OF REVELATION."
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  • SAID, "OH MAN,THAT'S TOO DIFFICULT.
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  • "I COULD NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT."
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  • AND THAT'S HOW MOST PEOPLE FEEL.
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  • THEY COULD NEVER UNDERSTAND IT.
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  • IT'S VERY EASY TO UNDERSTANDIF YOU UNDERSTAND THE OUTLINE
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  • AND WHERE THE BOOK IS GOING.
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  • AND JOHN ACTUALLY GIVESUS THE THREE-POINT OUTLINE
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  • FOR THE BOOK OF REVELATION INREVELATION 1:19.
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  • THE ANGEL SAID TOJOHN, "WRITE THEREFORE
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  • "THE THINGS WHICH YOU HAVESEEN AND THE THINGS WHICH ARE,
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  • "AND THE THINGS WHICH SHALLTAKE PLACE AFTER THESE THINGS."
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  • DID YOU CATCH THATTHREE-POINT OUTLINE?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, JOHN,WRITE DOWN THE THINGS
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  • WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN.
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  • THAT'S REVELATION 1.
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  • WHAT JOHN HAS JUSTSEEN IS JESUS CHRIST
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  • STANDING IN FRONT OF HIMIN HIS GLORIFIED STATE.
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  • THAT'S CHAPTER 1, THETHINGS WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN.
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  • THEN THE ANGEL SAID, "WRITEDOWN THE THINGS WHICH ARE."
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  • THAT'S THE PRESENT, THECONDITION OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES.
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  • THAT'S FOUND INREVELATION 2 TO 3.
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  • THE THINGS WHICH ARE, THECONDITION OF THE CHURCHES.
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  • AND FINALLY HE SAID,"WRITE DOWN THE THINGS
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  • "THAT WILL TAKE PLACE."
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  • THAT IS THE FUTURE.
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  • THAT'S CHAPTERS 4 ALLTHE WAY TO 22,
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  • THE EVENTS THAT WILL CULMINATE
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  • WITH THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NOW LET ME SAY A WORDABOUT THE MESSAGE
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  • OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • REMEMBER, THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
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  • AND THE THEME IS VERY SIMPLE.
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  • JOHN SAYS, "REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST
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  • "IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION."
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING AGAINSOON TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS
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  • AND TO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
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  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OFTHE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • REMAIN FAITHFUL IN THEMIDST OF PERSECUTION
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  • BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING AGAIN.
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  • FRANKLY, THAT'S A HARDMESSAGE FOR US TO RELATE TO.
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  • YOU KNOW WHY IT'S HARDFOR US TO RELATE TO?
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  • BECAUSE UNLIKE OTHERCHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS
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  • AROUND THE WORLD WHO AREBEING TORTURED AND DECAPITATED
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  • AND IMPRISONED FORTHEIR FAITH IN CHRIST,
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  • WE'RE NOT EXPERIENCINGTHAT IN THIS COUNTRY.
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  • NOT YET ANYWAY.
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  • BUT I BELIEVE THERELATIVE FREEDOM WE HAVE
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  • AS A WHOLE AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • SURE, CHRISTIANS SOMETIMESSUFFER AT THEIR WORKPLACE
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  • OR IN SCHOOL FOR TAKINGA STAND FOR CHRIST,
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  • BUT THERE'S NO COLLECTIVESUFFERING BY THE CHURCH
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  • RIGHT NOW IN AMERICA.
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  • BUT I DO BELIEVEIT'S ONLY TEMPORARY.
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  • I THINK WHAT WE'REEXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW
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  • IS JUST A LITTLE RESPITE,A LITTLE REPRIEVE.
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  • I THINK THERE IS AWORLD SYSTEM THAT,
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  • THAT'S FOUNDATION ISBEING LAID RIGHT NOW.
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  • THAT IS GOING TO RESULTIN SUCH A BACKLASH
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  • AGAINST CONSERVATIVECHRISTIANS IN AMERICA
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  • WE CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TOUNDERSTAND WHAT IS COMING.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS SINCETHE BEGINNING OF TIME
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  • THERE HAS BEEN THATSPIRIT OF BABYLON
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  • BUILDING A CULTURE OR ACIVILIZATION APART FROM GOD
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  • THAT PERMEATES TODAY AND WILLBE THE SIGN OF THE END TIMES.
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  • WHEN WE GET INTOREVELATION 17 AND 18,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO FIND BABYLONONCE AGAIN MENTIONED.
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  • IT IS A POLITICAL AND ARELIGIOUS AMALGAMATION
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  • THAT STANDS OPPOSED TO GOD.
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  • BUT IF WE THINK BABYLON IS NOTGOING TO REAR ITS UGLY HEAD
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  • UNTIL THOSE FINAL SEVEN YEARS
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  • AFTER WE'RE GONETHROUGH THE RAPTURE,
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  • YOU BETTER THINK AGAIN.
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  • I DO NOT BELIEVECHRISTIANS IN AMERICA
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  • ARE GOING TO BEEXEMPT FROM SUFFERING.
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  • I THINK THE PATTERN IS CLEAR,
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  • CHRISTIANS IN EVERY AGESUFFER FOR THEIR FAITH.
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  • AND AS I SAID, I BELIEVETHAT FOUNDATION IS BEING LAID
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  • RIGHT NOW FOR THISBACKLASH THAT IS COMING.
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  • AND AS THE CHURCH OF JESUSCHRIST, WE BETTER GET READY.
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  • I'M TELLING YOU I EXPERIENCE,I SEE IT A LITTLE BIT,
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  • SOME OF YOU SEE IT AS WELL,
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  • BUT THERE IS SUCH VITRIOL BYNON-CHRISTIANS IN OUR COUNTRY
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  • TOWARD PEOPLE OF FAITHAND WHAT THEY BELIEVE.
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  • I'VE NEVER SEENANYTHING LIKE IT.
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  • THERE IS VITRIOL,INEXPLICABLE HATRED
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  • TOWARD PEOPLE OF FAITH.
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  • YOU KNOW WHY THAT IS?
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  • IT'S BECAUSE THE DEVILHATES PEOPLE OF FAITH.
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  • IN REVELATION 12THERE IS A PICTURE
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  • IN THE FINAL 3 1/2YEARS OF EARTH'S HISTORY
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  • OF THAT DRAGON, SATAN HIMSELF,
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  • WHO IS PURSUING THAT WOMANWITH THAT NEWBORN CHILD.
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  • IT'S A PICTURE OF SATAN GOINGAFTER CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH.
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  • THAT IS WHAT ISHAPPENING, I BELIEVE,
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  • EVEN STARTING RIGHT NOW.
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  • CHRISTIANS WHO LIVE OUT THEIRFAITH DAY IN AND DAY OUT,
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  • I CALL THE LAST SPEEDBUMP IN THE ROAD
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  • TO A COMPLETELYGODLESS PAGAN SOCIETY.
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  • AND SATAN IS GOING TO DOEVERYTHING HE CAN TO WEAR DOWN
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  • AND REMOVE THAT SPEED BUMP
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  • SO THAT HE CAN ACHIEVEHIS GOAL OF A KINGDOM
  • 00:12:56.632 --> 00:12:59.702
  • OPPOSED TO THE WILL OF GOD.
  • 00:12:59.735 --> 00:13:03.105
  • AND ONE REASON I'M PREACHINGTHIS BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:13:03.138 --> 00:13:05.207
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:13:05.241 --> 00:13:06.408
  • IS I THINK THE CHURCHBETTER GET READY.
  • 00:13:06.442 --> 00:13:10.045
  • WE BETTER BE READY, INDIVIDUALLYAND TOGETHER AS A CHURCH,
  • 00:13:10.079 --> 00:13:16.418
  • TO SAY, "WE'RE GONNAREMAIN FAITHFUL TO CHRIST
  • 00:13:16.452 --> 00:13:18.087
  • "REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:13:18.120 --> 00:13:20.789
  • "IF IT CUTS OUR NUMBERIN HALF SO BE IT.
  • 00:13:20.823 --> 00:13:24.093
  • "WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVERIT TAKES TO BE FAITHFUL
  • 00:13:24.126 --> 00:13:26.829
  • "TO THE ONE WHO CAME AND DIEDAND ROSE AGAIN TO REDEEM US."
  • 00:13:26.862 --> 00:13:31.066
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THE MESSAGE
  • 00:13:31.100 --> 00:13:32.234
  • OF THE BOOK OFREVELATION IS ABOUT.
  • 00:13:32.268 --> 00:13:34.603
  • STAY FAITHFUL TO JESUS.
  • 00:13:34.637 --> 00:13:37.873
  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
  • 00:13:37.907 --> 00:13:40.142
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:13:40.175 --> 00:13:41.744
  • THE FOCUS OF THEBOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:13:41.777 --> 00:13:44.680
  • IS ON JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:44.713 --> 00:13:46.982
  • JESUS CHRIST IS NOT INCIDENTALTO THE ACTION OF REVELATION.
  • 00:13:47.016 --> 00:13:51.220
  • HE IS ITS CHIEF SUBJECT.
  • 00:13:51.253 --> 00:13:53.822
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THREETHINGS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:13:53.856 --> 00:13:56.992
  • THAT THE BOOK OFREVELATION UNVEILS.
  • 00:13:57.026 --> 00:14:00.529
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE PERSONOF JESUS IS UNVEILED.
  • 00:14:00.562 --> 00:14:04.600
  • WE SEE HIS HUMANITY.
  • 00:14:04.633 --> 00:14:06.435
  • IN REVELATION 1:13, "IN THEMIDDLE OF THE LAMPSTANDS
  • 00:14:06.468 --> 00:14:10.105
  • "ARE ONE LIKE A SON OF MAN."
  • 00:14:10.139 --> 00:14:12.374
  • JESUS IS CALLED THE SON OF MAN,TALKING ABOUT HIS HUMANITY.
  • 00:14:12.408 --> 00:14:18.580
  • WE DON'T SERVE SOMESPACE ALIEN UP THERE
  • 00:14:18.614 --> 00:14:21.483
  • WHO DOESN'T HAVE ACLUE ABOUT WHO WE ARE
  • 00:14:21.517 --> 00:14:24.353
  • OR WHAT WE GO THROUGH.
  • 00:14:24.386 --> 00:14:25.921
  • JESUS LIVED ON EARTH.
  • 00:14:25.955 --> 00:14:29.325
  • HE EXPERIENCED THE SAMETRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS
  • 00:14:29.358 --> 00:14:32.261
  • YOU AND I EXPERIENCE,AND YET WITHOUT SIN.
  • 00:14:32.294 --> 00:14:34.930
  • THAT'S WHY HEBREWS 4SAYS WE CAN COME BOLDLY
  • 00:14:34.964 --> 00:14:37.800
  • TO THE THRONE OF GRACE TORECEIVE MERCY AND GRACE
  • 00:14:37.833 --> 00:14:41.070
  • IN OUR TIME OF NEED.
  • 00:14:41.103 --> 00:14:44.173
  • SECONDLY, REVELATIONREVEALS THE DEITY OF CHRIST.
  • 00:14:44.206 --> 00:14:47.309
  • WHEN WE GET TO REVELATION22, NOTICE WHAT WE'LL SEE.
  • 00:14:47.343 --> 00:14:50.379
  • "AND HE SHOWED ME A RIVEROF THE WATER OF LIFE,
  • 00:14:50.412 --> 00:14:53.082
  • "CLEAR AS CRYSTAL, COMINGDOWN FROM THE THRONE OF GOD
  • 00:14:53.115 --> 00:14:56.552
  • "AND OF THE LAMB."
  • 00:14:56.585 --> 00:14:59.288
  • WE NOT ONLY SEE GOD THEFATHER, WE SEE THE LAMB OF GOD
  • 00:14:59.321 --> 00:15:03.092
  • ON THE THRONE AS WELL.
  • 00:15:03.125 --> 00:15:05.394
  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:15:05.427 --> 00:15:07.429
  • GOD IS ONE AND YETIN THREE PERSONS.
  • 00:15:07.463 --> 00:15:10.766
  • BUT WE SEE JESUS' DEITYPORTRAYED IN THIS BOOK.
  • 00:15:10.799 --> 00:15:13.836
  • AND FINALLY WE SEEHIS ETERNALITY.
  • 00:15:13.869 --> 00:15:17.272
  • IN REVELATION 1:8 JESUS SAYS,"I AM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA."
  • 00:15:17.306 --> 00:15:23.012
  • REMEMBER THAT TERM I AM?
  • 00:15:23.045 --> 00:15:25.180
  • YAHWEH, THE MOST HOLY NAMEFOR GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:15:25.214 --> 00:15:29.051
  • THE JEWS WOULDN'T EVEN SPEAK IT.
  • 00:15:29.084 --> 00:15:31.086
  • IT REFERRED TO THEETERNALITY OF GOD.
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:34.323
  • JESUS CLAIMS THAT FOR HIMSELF.
  • 00:15:34.356 --> 00:15:35.891
  • "'I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA,
  • 00:15:35.924 --> 00:15:37.793
  • "'THE BEGINNING AND THEEND,' SAYS THE LORD,
  • 00:15:37.826 --> 00:15:39.828
  • "'WHO IS AND WHO WAS AND WHOIS TO COME, THE ALMIGHTY.'"
  • 00:15:39.862 --> 00:15:45.567
  • WE SEE HIS PERSON.
  • 00:15:45.601 --> 00:15:46.502
  • SECONDLY, WE SEE HIS POWER.
  • 00:15:46.535 --> 00:15:48.837
  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS SOME OF US
  • 00:15:48.871 --> 00:15:50.973
  • HAVE VARIOUS KINDS OF POWER,
  • 00:15:51.006 --> 00:15:53.175
  • BUT JESUS HAS ALLKINDS OF POWER,
  • 00:15:53.208 --> 00:15:55.944
  • ALL KINDS OF POWER ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:15:55.978 --> 00:15:58.947
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUTTHE POWER OF JESUS,
  • 00:15:58.981 --> 00:16:00.983
  • THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF POWER.
  • 00:16:01.016 --> 00:16:02.518
  • AND I THINK THIS IS GOING TOBE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU.
  • 00:16:02.551 --> 00:16:05.154
  • THERE'S WHAT WECALL INHERENT POWER.
  • 00:16:05.187 --> 00:16:07.056
  • THAT'S JUST WHAT OOZESOUT OF HIS PORES.
  • 00:16:07.089 --> 00:16:09.892
  • IT'S WHO HE IS INHERENTLY.
  • 00:16:09.925 --> 00:16:12.461
  • BUT THEN WE TALK ABOUTHIS EFFECTUAL POWER,
  • 00:16:12.494 --> 00:16:15.764
  • HIS ABILITY TOACCOMPLISH SOMETHING,
  • 00:16:15.798 --> 00:16:19.368
  • TO EFFECT A CHANGETHROUGH HIS POWER.
  • 00:16:19.401 --> 00:16:23.305
  • WE SEE THAT THROUGHOUTTHE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:16:23.338 --> 00:16:25.307
  • HE HAS THE POWER.
  • 00:16:25.340 --> 00:16:27.042
  • HE HAS THE POWER TODESTROY KINGDOMS.
  • 00:16:27.076 --> 00:16:30.212
  • HE HAS THE POWER TODESTROY THE UNSAVED.
  • 00:16:30.245 --> 00:16:34.516
  • IN REVELATION 19:15, TALKINGABOUT HIS SECOND COMING,
  • 00:16:34.550 --> 00:16:37.686
  • "AND FROM HIS MOUTHCOMES A SHARP SWORD,
  • 00:16:37.719 --> 00:16:40.222
  • "SO THAT WITH IT HEMAY SMITE THE NATIONS,
  • 00:16:40.255 --> 00:16:43.258
  • "AND HE WILL RULE THEMWITH A ROD OF IRON,
  • 00:16:43.292 --> 00:16:45.627
  • "AND HE TREADS THE WINE PRESS
  • 00:16:45.661 --> 00:16:47.296
  • "OF THE FIERCE WRATHOF GOD, THE ALMIGHTY."
  • 00:16:47.329 --> 00:16:50.532
  • JUST WITH A WORDJESUS CHRIST IS ABLE
  • 00:16:50.566 --> 00:16:52.768
  • TO DESTROY THE LIVESOF UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:16:52.801 --> 00:16:56.405
  • JESUS' EFFECTUAL POWER MEANS
  • 00:16:56.438 --> 00:16:58.373
  • HE CAN BUILD UP SOMETHINGTHAT HASN'T EXISTED BEFORE.
  • 00:16:58.407 --> 00:17:01.877
  • HE HAS THE POWERTO TAKE YOUR BODY,
  • 00:17:01.910 --> 00:17:04.146
  • YOUR PHYSICAL BODY THATHAS BECOME NOTHING BUT DUST
  • 00:17:04.179 --> 00:17:07.583
  • AND RAISE IT AND CHANGEIT AND GIVE YOU A NEW BODY
  • 00:17:07.616 --> 00:17:12.087
  • THAT WILL BE FREE FROMSIN AND SUFFERING FOREVER.
  • 00:17:12.121 --> 00:17:15.057
  • THAT IS THE EFFECTUALPOWER OF JESUS
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:18.060
  • WE SEE IN THIS PASSAGE FROMTHE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:17:18.093 --> 00:17:24.433
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, THAT'S GREAT,PASTOR, FOR THE FUTURE.
  • 00:17:24.466 --> 00:17:26.268
  • "BUT WHAT DOES THATMEAN TO ME TODAY?"
  • 00:17:26.301 --> 00:17:28.170
  • HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS.
  • 00:17:28.203 --> 00:17:31.306
  • HOW MANY OF YOU TODAYARE FACING A CHALLENGE,
  • 00:17:31.340 --> 00:17:34.676
  • A DIFFICULTY IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:17:34.710 --> 00:17:38.514
  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE FACINGSOMETHING DIFFICULT RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:38.547 --> 00:17:42.151
  • IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:17:42.184 --> 00:17:44.419
  • HERE'S THE SIMPLE QUESTIONI WANT TO ASK YOU.
  • 00:17:44.453 --> 00:17:47.823
  • WHAT IS IT IN YOURLIFE RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:47.856 --> 00:17:49.825
  • THAT THE POWER OF JESUSCOULDN'T CHANGE IN AN INSTANT
  • 00:17:49.858 --> 00:17:54.563
  • IF HE WANTED TO?
  • 00:17:54.596 --> 00:17:57.232
  • IS THERE ANYTHING?
  • 00:17:57.266 --> 00:17:59.434
  • IS THERE ANYTHING TODIFFICULT FOR CHRIST TO CHANGE
  • 00:17:59.468 --> 00:18:02.437
  • IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:18:02.471 --> 00:18:04.806
  • IF HE HASN'T CHANGED IT, IF HEHASN'T REMOVED THAT PROBLEM,
  • 00:18:04.840 --> 00:18:09.411
  • IT MEANS HE HAS SOME GREATETERNAL PURPOSE FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:09.444 --> 00:18:16.151
  • THERE IS NOTHING THATCOMES INTO THE LIFE
  • 00:18:16.185 --> 00:18:18.754
  • OF THE CHILD OF GODTHAT HAS NOT BEEN SIFTED
  • 00:18:18.787 --> 00:18:21.456
  • THROUGH THE PERFECTLOVING WILL OF GOD.
  • 00:18:21.490 --> 00:18:26.195
  • WHATEVER'S IN YOUR LIFE THATIS CAUSING YOU DIFFICULTY,
  • 00:18:26.228 --> 00:18:29.865
  • JESUS COULD REMOVE.
  • 00:18:29.898 --> 00:18:32.334
  • ONE DAY HE WILL REMOVE.
  • 00:18:32.367 --> 00:18:34.203
  • BUT RIGHT NOW IT ISNOT WITHOUT PURPOSE.
  • 00:18:34.236 --> 00:18:37.806
  • GOD IS USING THAT PROBLEM,THAT CHALLENGE IN SOME WAY
  • 00:18:37.839 --> 00:18:41.843
  • FOR YOUR GOOD AND FOR HIS GLORY.
  • 00:18:41.877 --> 00:18:45.414
  • THAT'S THE EFFECTUALPOWER OF CHRIST.
  • 00:18:45.447 --> 00:18:48.717
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUTTHE PERSON OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:48.750 --> 00:18:51.253
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUTTHE POWER OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:51.286 --> 00:18:53.589
  • THIS BOOK OF REVELATIONALSO REMINDS US
  • 00:18:53.622 --> 00:18:56.625
  • OF THE PURPOSE OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:56.658 --> 00:18:59.261
  • THE PURPOSE OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:59.294 --> 00:19:00.996
  • THE PURPOSE OF JESUS IN THEBOOK OF REVELATION IS TWOFOLD.
  • 00:19:01.029 --> 00:19:04.800
  • FIRST OF ALL, WE FINDHIS IMMEDIATE PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:04.833 --> 00:19:08.971
  • RIGHT NOW THE FIRST DOMINOIS ALREADY TOPPLED OVER
  • 00:19:09.004 --> 00:19:11.974
  • TO BEGIN A MORETOPPLING OF DOMINOES.
  • 00:19:12.007 --> 00:19:15.577
  • A PLAN HAS BEEN PUT INTO ACTION
  • 00:19:15.611 --> 00:19:17.613
  • THAT WILL RESULT IN THEREMOVAL OF SIN FROM THE WORLD
  • 00:19:17.646 --> 00:19:23.785
  • AND THE DESTRUCTIONOF SATAN FOREVER.
  • 00:19:23.819 --> 00:19:27.122
  • LISTEN, THE WORLD YOUAND I LIVE IN RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:19:27.155 --> 00:19:29.758
  • THIS IS NOT THE WORLD ASGOD INTENDED IT TO BE.
  • 00:19:29.791 --> 00:19:32.995
  • PEOPLE SAY, "WHYDOES GOD ALLOW THIS?
  • 00:19:33.028 --> 00:19:34.663
  • "WHY DOES HE ALLOWTHESE MASS SHOOTINGS?
  • 00:19:34.696 --> 00:19:36.665
  • "WHY DOES GOD ALLOW THATTERRIBLE DEVASTATION
  • 00:19:36.698 --> 00:19:39.835
  • "IN THE BAHAMASAND LOSS OF LIFE?
  • 00:19:39.868 --> 00:19:41.737
  • "WHY DOES GOD ALLOWCHILDREN TO BE ABUSED?
  • 00:19:41.770 --> 00:19:44.072
  • "WHY DOES GOD ALLOWTHESE THINGS?"
  • 00:19:44.106 --> 00:19:46.275
  • THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS THISIS NOT WHAT GOD INTENDED.
  • 00:19:46.308 --> 00:19:49.911
  • SATAN IS THE GREAT INTERLOPER.
  • 00:19:49.945 --> 00:19:52.648
  • HE IS A THIEF WHO HASDESTROYED WHAT GOD HAS CREATED.
  • 00:19:52.681 --> 00:19:56.918
  • RIGHT NOW, JESUS CALLED HIM
  • 00:19:56.952 --> 00:19:58.487
  • THE PRINCE OF THEPOWER OF THE AIR.
  • 00:19:58.520 --> 00:20:00.956
  • PAUL CALLED HIM THEGOD OF THIS AGE.
  • 00:20:00.989 --> 00:20:03.959
  • SATAN IS IN CHARGE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:03.992 --> 00:20:08.630
  • BUT ONE DAY JESUS CHRISTIS COMING BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:20:08.664 --> 00:20:12.334
  • AND HE IS GOING TO DEPOSEAND DESTROY THE EVIL ONE
  • 00:20:12.367 --> 00:20:16.438
  • FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.
  • 00:20:16.471 --> 00:20:18.840
  • AND THAT IS THEIMMEDIATE PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:18.874 --> 00:20:21.877
  • THAT'S WHAT THIS WORLDIS LINING UP TO SEE,
  • 00:20:21.910 --> 00:20:24.880
  • THE REMOVAL OF EVIL.
  • 00:20:24.913 --> 00:20:26.448
  • BUT THAT IS ONLY THEIMMEDIATE PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:26.481 --> 00:20:29.451
  • DID YOU KNOW GOD HAS A PURPOSEBEYOND THE REMOVAL OF EVIL?
  • 00:20:29.484 --> 00:20:34.189
  • HIS ULTIMATE PURPOSE IS FOUNDIN REVELATION 21
  • 00:20:34.222 --> 00:20:38.794
  • VERSES 3 AND 4.
  • 00:20:38.827 --> 00:20:40.962
  • REMEMBER THIS TAKES PLACE
  • 00:20:40.996 --> 00:20:42.264
  • AFTER THE GREATWHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
  • 00:20:42.297 --> 00:20:44.733
  • WHEN ALL UNBELIEVERSARE JUDGED AND SENTENCED
  • 00:20:44.766 --> 00:20:48.170
  • AND CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE
  • 00:20:48.203 --> 00:20:50.339
  • WHERE THEY'RE TORMENTED DAYAND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:20:50.372 --> 00:20:52.908
  • REVELATION 21 TAKES PLACEAFTER SATAN HAS BEEN CAST
  • 00:20:52.941 --> 00:20:57.879
  • INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AS WELL.
  • 00:20:57.913 --> 00:21:00.115
  • IT TAKES PLACE AFTERTHE DESTRUCTION
  • 00:21:00.148 --> 00:21:02.217
  • OF THIS PRESENT HEAVENAND EARTH BY FIRE.
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:05.821
  • REVELATION 21 BEGINSWITH THE WORDS,
  • 00:21:05.854 --> 00:21:07.889
  • "AND I SAW THE NEWHEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH,
  • 00:21:07.923 --> 00:21:11.259
  • "FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THEFIRST EARTH HAD PASSED AWAY."
  • 00:21:11.293 --> 00:21:14.496
  • AND THEN LOOK AT VERSE 3.
  • 00:21:14.529 --> 00:21:16.064
  • "AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICEFROM THE THRONE SAYING,
  • 00:21:16.098 --> 00:21:19.434
  • "'BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLEOF GOD IS AMONG MEN,
  • 00:21:19.468 --> 00:21:23.839
  • "'AND HE SHALL DWELL AMONG THEM,
  • 00:21:23.872 --> 00:21:26.375
  • "'AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:26.408 --> 00:21:28.710
  • "'AND GOD HIMSELFSHALL BE AMONG THEM.'"
  • 00:21:28.744 --> 00:21:32.981
  • THAT'S THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE.
  • 00:21:33.014 --> 00:21:35.984
  • THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE,
  • 00:21:36.017 --> 00:21:37.586
  • THAT WE MIGHT HAVEFELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:21:37.619 --> 00:21:40.455
  • ONCE THE BARRIERSHAVE BEEN REMOVED,
  • 00:21:40.489 --> 00:21:42.758
  • LOOK AT VERSE 4, "AND HESHALL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR
  • 00:21:42.791 --> 00:21:46.728
  • "FROM THEIR EYES, AND THERESHALL NO LONGER BE ANY DEATH,
  • 00:21:46.762 --> 00:21:52.134
  • "THERE SHALL NO LONGER BE ANYMOURNING, OR CRYING, OR PAIN,
  • 00:21:52.167 --> 00:21:57.806
  • "FOR THE FIRST THINGSHAVE PASSED AWAY."
  • 00:21:57.839 --> 00:22:01.543
  • ISN'T THAT THE DAYWE ALL LONG FOR?
  • 00:22:01.576 --> 00:22:05.213
  • A DAY, NOT ONLY THAT SPELLSTHE END OF SIN AND SICKNESS
  • 00:22:05.247 --> 00:22:09.351
  • AND SADNESS AND DEATH,
  • 00:22:09.384 --> 00:22:11.520
  • BUT THE END THATINCLUDES OUR FELLOWSHIP,
  • 00:22:11.553 --> 00:22:15.090
  • OUR PERFECT FELLOWSHIP WITHTHE ONE PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:22:15.123 --> 00:22:21.396
  • WHO KNOWS US BEST AND LOVES USMOST, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:22:21.430 --> 00:22:27.536
  • THE ONE WHO CAME AND GAVEHIS LIFE FOR OUR REDEMPTION.
  • 00:22:27.569 --> 00:22:33.108
  • AND IN THE END, THAT'S WHAT THEBOOK OF REVELATION IS ABOUT.
  • 00:22:33.141 --> 00:22:34.943
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT ASERIES OF EVENTS.
  • 00:22:34.976 --> 00:22:38.113
  • THIS BOOK IS ABOUT THEPERSON, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:22:38.146 --> 00:22:44.286
  • WHO CAME AND DIEDAND ROSE AGAIN,
  • 00:22:44.319 --> 00:22:50.025
  • AND IS COMING BACK AGAINTO RECLAIM THE EARTH
  • 00:22:50.058 --> 00:22:55.096
  • AND THE PEOPLEWHO BELONG TO HIM.
  • 00:22:55.130 --> 00:22:57.065
  • EVEN SO, COME QUICKLY,LORD JESUS, COME QUICKLY.
  • 00:22:57.098 --> 00:23:03.338
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THEBOOK OF THE REVELATION.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:23:07.776 --> 00:23:12.414
  • I'M SO GLAD YOU TUNED IN
  • 00:23:12.447 --> 00:23:14.249
  • FOR THE START OF THIS BRANDNEW SERIES ON REVELATION
  • 00:23:14.282 --> 00:23:17.385
  • CALLED FINAL CONQUEST.
  • 00:23:17.419 --> 00:23:19.955
  • AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOINME FOR THIS ENTIRE STUDY.
  • 00:23:19.988 --> 00:23:22.524
  • AS WE UNRAVEL THEDRAMATIC EVENTS RECORDED
  • 00:23:22.557 --> 00:23:26.194
  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:23:26.228 --> 00:23:28.263
  • EVERY TIME PATHWAY TOVICTORY GOES ON THE AIR
  • 00:23:28.296 --> 00:23:30.765
  • I'M REMINDED OF THEINCREDIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE
  • 00:23:30.799 --> 00:23:33.969
  • WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:34.002 --> 00:23:35.604
  • YOUR GIVING TO PATHWAYTO VICTORY ENSURES
  • 00:23:35.637 --> 00:23:38.640
  • THAT GOD'S WORD IS BEINGHEARD THROUGHOUT THE NATION
  • 00:23:38.673 --> 00:23:42.043
  • AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:42.077 --> 00:23:43.678
  • AND WE COULDN'T PROVIDETHIS TELECAST WITHOUT YOU.
  • 00:23:43.712 --> 00:23:47.449
  • SO THANK YOU FOR PARTNERINGWITH US AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:47.482 --> 00:23:50.752
  • AS TOGETHER, WEPIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:50.785 --> 00:23:53.922
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:53.955 --> 00:23:56.391
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:56.424 --> 00:23:57.626
  • I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:57.659 --> 00:24:00.996
  • ♪ MUSIC-(CLOCK TICKING)
  • 00:24:01.029 --> 00:24:04.199
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN LIGHTOF CURRENT EVENTS,
  • 00:24:04.232 --> 00:24:05.700
  • YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER IFWE'RE LIVING IN THE END TIMES.
  • 00:24:05.734 --> 00:24:09.170
  • [JEFFRESS] ONE DAYTHE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:24:09.204 --> 00:24:11.072
  • THE TRUMPET IS GOING TO SOUND.
  • 00:24:11.106 --> 00:24:13.308
  • THE HEAVENS ARE GOING TO PART.
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  • SHOULD THAT AFFECTHOW WE LIVE TODAY?
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  • [ANNOUNCER] DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS EXPLAINS WHERE WE ARE
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  • ON GOD'S PROPHETIC TIMELINE
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  • AND WHY CHRISTIANS DON'TNEED TO FEAR THE END
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK, "THERAPTURE: FACT OR FANTASY?"
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  • JESUS CHRIST COULD USHER INTHE END TIMES TRIBULATION
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  • AT ANY MOMENT.
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  • AND FACING THIS TRUTH WILLHAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT
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  • ON THE WAY YOU AND I LIVE TODAY.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS'S BOOK ON THE RAPTURE
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  • IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEDR. JEFFRESS'S SERIES
  • 00:24:49.444 --> 00:24:51.713
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,FINAL CONQUEST,
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT.
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  • THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
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  • THERE ARE NO PROPHECIESTHAT HAVE TO BE FULFILLED
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  • FOR THE RAPTURE.
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  • IT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE WECONCLUDE THE SERVICE TODAY.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] THANKYOU FOR PARTNERING
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  • WITH PATHWAY TO VICTORY TO SHARETHE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL
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  • AT A TIME WHEN OURWORLD NEEDS IT MOST.
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  • IN THESE DAYS OFANXIETY AND STRIFE,
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY IS REACHINGMORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
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  • WITH THE BOLD TEACHINGOF GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:25:18.106 --> 00:25:20.609
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:22.243 --> 00:25:24.512
  • PLEASE REQUEST YOUR COPY OFDR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • AND TEACHING SERIES.
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  • OUR WORLD MAY BE OVERRUNWITH EVIL AND CHAOS,
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  • BUT THE DARKNESS OF OUR DAYIS ONLY A PASSING SHADOW.
  • 00:25:36.758 --> 00:25:40.895
  • ONE DAY A NEW LIGHT WILL SHINE
  • 00:25:40.929 --> 00:25:43.732
  • AND OUR LONG AWAITEDKING WILL RETURN
  • 00:25:43.765 --> 00:25:46.034
  • TO MAKE HIS FINAL CONQUEST.
  • 00:25:46.067 --> 00:25:49.070
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'RE GOINGTO CONTINUE OUR STUDY
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  • IN REVELATION 1,
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  • AS WE UNVEIL THE TRUEPERSON OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • IN ALL OF HIS GLORY.
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  • REMEMBER, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT
  • 00:25:58.713 --> 00:26:00.482
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE,
  • 00:26:00.515 --> 00:26:02.684
  • BUT WHO THESE FUTUREEVENTS POINT TO.
  • 00:26:02.717 --> 00:26:06.021
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:06.054 --> 00:26:08.356
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:08.390 --> 00:26:12.127
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:13.962 --> 00:26:16.564
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:16.598 --> 00:26:18.800
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • TITLED "THE RAPTURE:FACT OR FANTASY?"
  • 00:26:20.669 --> 00:26:23.838
  • PLUS, THE BOOKLET "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE"
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:26.574 --> 00:26:29.477
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:29.511 --> 00:26:31.212
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:31.246 --> 00:26:34.115
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
  • 00:26:34.149 --> 00:26:35.316
  • THE COMPLETE FINALCONQUEST TEACHING SERIES
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:38.386 --> 00:26:40.755
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:40.789 --> 00:26:42.457
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:42.490 --> 00:26:44.526
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:47.295 --> 00:26:48.496
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • YOU KNOW, THAT QUESTIONJESUS ASKED 2.000 YEARS AGO
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  • STILL REVERBERATES TODAY.
  • 00:26:55.170 --> 00:26:57.338
  • WHO DO PEOPLE THINKJESUS REALLY IS?
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  • IT'S HARD TO ESCAPE THE FEELING
  • 00:27:03.178 --> 00:27:04.379
  • THAT OUR CULTURE HASTAKEN JESUS' QUESTION,
  • 00:27:04.412 --> 00:27:08.049
  • "WHO DO YOU SAY THAT IAM?" AND CHANGED IT TO,
  • 00:27:08.083 --> 00:27:12.721
  • "WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO BE?"
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN USNEXT TIME FOR THE MESSAGE
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  • VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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