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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • IN RECENT MONTHS, WE'VE ALLFELT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS
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  • OF A ROCKY STOCK MARKETAND RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT.
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  • AND WHILE WE'RE NOT OUT OFTHE MURKY WATERS QUITE YET,
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  • REVELATION 18 DESCRIBESAN EVEN WORSE TIME
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  • WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD ECONOMYWILL COMPLETELY CRUMBLE.
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  • IMAGINE HAVINGNOTHING TO YOUR NAME,
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  • EXCEPT THE CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK.
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  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WILL HAPPEN
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  • THE DAY THE DOW JONES HITS ZERO.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALLTHE CHAOS AND DESPAIR
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  • IN OUR WORLD TODAY,WE HAVE A GREAT HOPE
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  • IN THE RETURN OF OURLORD JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEW COMMENTARY ONREVELATION, "FINAL CONQUEST,"
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSEXPLORES THE FUTURE EVENTS
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  • DESCRIBED IN THEBOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • CULMINATING IN THE TRIUMPHANTRETURN OF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THE MOST HOPE-FILLEDEVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "FINAL CONQUEST," WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICTHAT WE HAVE BEEN WITNESSING
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  • THESE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS HASHAD MANY PAINFUL SIDE EFFECTS.
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  • THE LEAST OF WHICH
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  • IS NOT THE ECONOMIC SIDEEFFECTS AND PROBLEMS.
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  • WE'VE SEEN IT EVERYWHERE.
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  • MILLIONS OF JOBS LOST INTHE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS,
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  • BUSINESSES BEINGSHUTTERED LEFT AND RIGHT,
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  • PEOPLE'S 401K RETIREMENTPLANS DECIMATED.
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  • WE'VE SEEN THIS INJUST A FEW MONTHS.
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  • YOU KNOW IN THE PERIOD OF TIME
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  • BETWEEN FEBRUARY THE19TH AND MARCH 22ND,
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  • JUST 22 TRADING DAYS,
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  • THE S&P STOCK AVERAGEWENT DOWN 30%.
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  • IT WAS THE FASTESTDROP OF THAT MOMENTUM
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  • IN THE HISTORY OFTHE STOCK MARKET.
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  • AND ALTHOUGH THE STOCK MARKETHAS RECOVERED SOMEWHAT,
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  • IT'S STILL VERY, VERY UNSETTLED.
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  • BUT DID YOU KNOWTHE BIBLE PREDICTS
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  • THAT THERE IS A DAY COMING
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  • WHEN THE DOW JONES AND EVERYOTHER AVERAGE WILL GO TO ZERO
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  • AND IT WILL NEVER RECOVER?
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  • IN FACT, EVERY ECONOMICMEASURE WILL GO TO ZERO.
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  • ON ONE SINGLE DAY IN HISTORY,
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  • THE WORLD ECONOMY ISGOING TO COLLAPSE,
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  • AND IT'S THAT DAY THATWE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY
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  • IN OUR STUDY OF THEBOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLE, TURNTO REVELATION CHAPTER 18.
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  • REVELATION 18:1-3, ANANNOUNCEMENT OF JUDGMENT
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  • AGAINST BABYLON,LOOK AT IT WITH ME.
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  • "AFTER THESE THINGS, I," THATIS JOHN, "SAW ANOTHER ANGEL,"
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  • LIKE THE ONE WHO HAD ANNOUNCEDTHE EARLIER DESTRUCTION.
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  • "I SAW ANOTHER ANGELCOMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN,
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  • HAVING GREAT AUTHORITY,
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  • AND THE EARTH WASILLUMINED WITH HIS GLORY.
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  • AND HE CRIED OUT WITHA MIGHTY VOICE SAYING,
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  • 'FALLEN, FALLEN ISBABYLON THE GREAT.'"
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  • WHAT DOES JOHN MEAN?
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  • WHAT DOES THE ANGELMEAN BY BABYLON?
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  • REMEMBER IN 17, IT REFERREDTO A RELIGIOUS SYSTEM,
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  • BUT IN CHAPTER 18, IT REFERSTO BOTH A SYSTEM AND A CITY
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  • THAT WAS THE CAPITALOF THAT SYSTEM.
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  • WHEN THE ANGEL ANNOUNCESBABYLON IS FALLEN,
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  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE SYSTEM,
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  • BUT HE'S ALSO TALKINGABOUT THE CAPITAL CITY
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  • BEHIND THAT SYSTEM, BECAUSEOVER AND OVER IN THIS CHAPTER,
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  • WE FIND THE DESCRIPTION OFBABYLON AS "THAT GREAT CITY."
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  • THE GREAT CITY ANDSYSTEM OF BABYLON.
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  • NOW LOOK AT THE APPEAL FORBELIEVERS TO LEAVE BABYLON,
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  • BEGINNING IN VERSE FOUR.
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  • "I HEARD ANOTHERVOICE FROM HEAVEN,"
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  • AND MOST LIKELY THIS ISTHE VOICE OF GOD HIMSELF,
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  • "SAYING, 'COME OUTOF HER, MY PEOPLE,
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  • SO THAT WE WILL NOTPARTICIPATE IN HER SINS
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  • AND RECEIVE OF HER PLAGUES.'"
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  • ANGELS DON'T HAVEPEOPLE THEY CAN COMMAND
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  • TO DO CERTAIN THINGS,SO THIS IS GOD SAYING,
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  • I WANT MY PEOPLE WHOARE LIVING IN BABYLON
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  • TO COME OUT OF BABYLON,NOT PARTICIPATE IN HER SINS
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  • AND RECEIVE MY JUDGMENT.
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  • WHAT WERE THE SINS?
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  • WELL, THERE WEREMANY SINS IN BABYLON,
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  • BUT THE ROOT SIN THATFUELED THIS ECONOMIC SYSTEM
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  • WAS GREED, THE DESIRE FORMORE AND MORE AND MORE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT THEPROBLEM HERE WAS.
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  • IT WAS THE PROBLEM OF GREED.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE FIVE, "FORBABYLON'S SINS HAVE PILED UP
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  • AS HIGH AS HEAVEN, AND GOD HASREMEMBERED HER INIQUITIES."
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  • HER SINS HAVE PILED UP.
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  • THIS IS A DIRECT ALLUSIONTO GENESIS CHAPTER 11,
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  • THE ORIGINAL FOUNDINGOF THE CITY OF BABEL.
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  • AND REMEMBER, THEYBUILT THAT TOWER
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  • AS A SIGN OF THEIR REBELLIONAGAINST THE TRUE GOD.
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  • AND THEY BUILT THATTOWER BRICK UPON BRICK
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  • UPON BRICK UPON BRICK.
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  • THAT'S THE WAY SIN IS.
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  • SIN UPON SIN UPON SIN UPON SIN
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  • UNTIL WE BUILD THATWALL OF SEPARATION
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  • BETWEEN GOD AND US.
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  • HER SINS HAVE PILEDUP AS FAR AS HEAVEN.
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  • I'LL SAY MORE ABOUTTHAT IN A MOMENT.
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  • SO WHAT'S THE REMEDY, VERSESIX, FOR THE SIN? LOOK.
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  • "PAY HER BACK, GOD,EVEN AS SHE HAS PAID,
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  • AND GIVE BABYLON BACK TO HERDOUBLE ACCORDING TO HER DEEDS.
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  • IN THE CUP IN WHATSHE HAS MIXED,
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  • MIXED TWICE AS MUCH FOR HER.
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  • TO THE DEGREE THAT SHEHAS GLORIFIED HERSELF
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  • AND LIVED SENSUOUSLY, TO THESAME DEGREE, GIVE HER TORMENT."
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  • THIS IS WHAT WECALL IN SCRIPTURE,
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  • LEX TALIONIS, THELAW OF RETRIBUTION.
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  • IT'S THE BASIS OFTHE MOSAIC LAW.
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  • IT'S THE BASIS OF ALMOSTEVERY LEGAL SYSTEM
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  • IN THE WORLD TODAY,THE LAW OF RETRIBUTION,
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  • AN EYE FOR AN EYE ANDA TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.
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  • YOU PUNISH PEOPLEACCORDING TO THEIR SIN.
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  • YOU GIVE THEM BACK NOTONLY WHAT THEY DESERVE,
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  • BUT IN THIS CASE, DOUBLEWHAT THEY DESERVE.
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  • NOW, I KNOW YOU READTHIS, AND YOU SAY, WHAT,
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  • NOW, THAT'S KIND OF STRANGE.
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  • GOD, DON'T YOU NEED TOSETTLE DOWN A LITTLE BIT?
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  • THAT'S A LITTLE ANGRY, ISN'T IT?
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  • REMEMBER WHAT YOUR SON SAID?
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  • YOU KNOW, "TURNTHE OTHER CHEEK."
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  • SHOULDN'T WE BE FORGIVINGINSTEAD OF WANT RETRIBUTION?
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  • LISTEN, THERE IS A DIFFERENCEBETWEEN VENGEANCE AND JUSTICE.
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  • WHEN SOMEBODY OFFENDS US, WEARE NEVER TO SEEK VENGEANCE.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT VENGEANCE IS?
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  • IT'S HURTING SOMEBODYELSE BECAUSE THEY HURT ME.
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  • AND WHEN WE FORGIVE, WE GIVEUP OUR RIGHT FOR VENGEANCE,
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  • BUT WE CAN NEVER GIVE UPOUR DESIRE FOR JUSTICE.
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  • WHAT IS JUSTICE?
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  • JUSTICE IS THE PUNISHMENTGOD REQUIRES FOR MY OFFENDER.
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  • WHEN WE SAY: I'M GOING TOGIVE UP VENGEANCE, WE'RE
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  • SAYING: I'M NOT GOING TOTRY TO SETTLE THE SCORE
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  • MYSELF. WHEN WE FORGIVE WEGIVE UP OUR DESIRE FOR
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  • VENGEANCE, WE SHOULD NEVERGIVE UP OUR DESIRE FOR JUSTICE.
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  • WHAT YOU SEE HAPPENINGTO BABYLON IS JUSTICE.
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  • IT'S GOD SETTLING THE SCORE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE EIGHT.
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  • "FOR THIS REASON IN ONEDAY HER PLAGUES WILL COME,
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  • PESTILENCE ANDMOURNING AND FAMINE,
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  • AND SHE WILL BEBURNED UP WITH FIRE,
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  • FOR THE LORD GOD WHOJUDGES HER IS STRONG."
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  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN ONE DAY.
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  • THIS GREAT CITY ANDSYSTEM WILL BE DESTROYED.
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  • YOU KNOW, AGAIN, GOINGBACK TO ANCIENT BABYLON,
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  • THERE'S A PRECEDENT FOR THIS.
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  • REMEMBER THE STORY INDANIEL CHAPTER FIVE,
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  • BELSHAZZAR WAS THEKING OF BABYLON
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  • AND THEY HAD A GREAT BANQUET
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  • AND THERE WAS THATHANDWRITING ON THE WALL.
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  • AND DANIEL INTERPRETED IT,EVERYBODY WAS ASTOUNDED,
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  • THIS MYSTERIOUS HAND WRITINGSOMETHING ON THE WALL.
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
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  • AND DANIEL TRANSLATEDIT FOR BELSHAZZAR,
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  • "FOR YOU BELSHAZZAR HAVE BEENWEIGHED AND FOUND DEFICIENT
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  • IN GOD'S SCALES, AND TONIGHTYOU WILL BE DESTROYED
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  • BY THE MEDES AND THE PERSIANS."
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  • THAT NIGHT WASOCTOBER 12TH, 539 BC.
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  • WE KNOW FROM HISTORYWHAT HAPPENED.
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  • WHEN DANIEL LEFT THE KING'SPRESENCE THAT VERY NIGHT,
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  • THE MEDES AND THE PERSIANSCAME AND OVERTOOK BABYLON.
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  • IT HAPPENED IN ONEDAY, ONE NIGHT.
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  • IT WILL BE THE SAME FORTHE FUTURE BABYLON AS WELL.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A PRECEDENT
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  • FOR TERRIBLE ECONOMIC CALAMITIESTHAT OCCURRED IN ONE DAY.
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  • OCTOBER 29TH, 1929 ISKNOWN AS BLACK TUESDAY
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  • WHEN THE STOCK MARKETJUST ABOUT COLLAPSED.
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  • OR EVEN IN MORE RECENTDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2008,
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  • OUR BANKING SYSTEMJUST ABOUT COLLAPSED,
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  • HAD IT NOT BEEN FORTHE FEDERAL RESERVE
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  • LOANING $85 BILLION TOTHE AIG CORPORATION.
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  • ALL OF THOSE AREJUST A PRECURSOR
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  • TO THAT FINAL COLLAPSETHAT WILL COME.
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  • BY THE WAY, HERE'SA GREAT WARNING
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  • FOR ANYBODY WHO PUTS THEIRTRUST IN THEIR MONEY,
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  • IN THEIR STOCKS, INTHEIR POSSESSIONS.
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  • IN PROVERBS 23:5, SOLOMON, THERICHEST MAN OF HIS DAY, SAID,
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  • "CAST BUT A GLANCE ATRICHES AND THEY FLY AWAY,
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  • FOR THEY WILLSURELY SPROUT WINGS
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  • AND FLY AWAY LIKE AN EAGLE."
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THATHAPPEN WITH YOUR MONEY?
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  • ONE DAY, YOU HAVE IT,
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  • THE NEXT DAY IT JUST KIND OFFLIES AWAY, IT DISAPPEARS.
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  • THAT IS HOWTRANSITORY WEALTH IS.
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  • IT CAN DISAPPEAR OVERNIGHT.
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  • WHAT'S THE RESULTOF GOD'S JUDGMENT?
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  • LOOK BEGINNING AT VERSE NINE,
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  • THE ANGUISH OVER THEDESTRUCTION OF BABYLON.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE ANGUISHOF THE KINGS, VERSE NINE,
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  • "AND THE KINGS OF THE EARTH,
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  • WHO COMMITTED ACTS OF IMMORALITY
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  • AND LIVED SENSUOUSLY WITH HER,
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  • WILL WEEP AND LAMENT OVER HER
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  • WHEN THEY SEE THESMOKE OF HER BURNING,
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  • STANDING AT A DISTANCE BECAUSEOF THE FEAR OF HER TORMENT,
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  • SAYING, 'WOE, WOE, THE GREATCITY BABYLON, THE STRONG CITY.
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  • FOR IN ONE HOUR, YOURJUDGMENT HAS COME.'
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  • YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUTTHIS IN TERMS OF SOMETHING
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  • WE'VE SEEN IN OUR OWN HISTORY.
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  • JOHN TALKS ABOUT THE KINGSAW THE SMOKE OF HER BURNING.
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  • REMEMBER IN CHAPTER 16,
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  • WE SAW THE EARTHQUAKE THATHAPPENED AT THE CITY OF BABYLON,
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  • AND NOW WE SEE A GREAT FIREON APRIL THE 18TH, 1906,
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  • A GREAT EARTHQUAKESTRUCK THE CITY
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  • OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:11:21.270 --> 00:11:23.973
  • JACK LONDON, THE NOVELISTS,NOTED THAT THAT EARTHQUAKE
  • 00:11:24.006 --> 00:11:28.077
  • CAUSED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDSOF DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE.
  • 00:11:28.110 --> 00:11:32.114
  • BUT THE FIRES THAT RESULTEDFROM THAT EARTHQUAKE
  • 00:11:32.148 --> 00:11:35.684
  • COST HUNDREDS OFMILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
  • 00:11:35.718 --> 00:11:38.721
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHATYOU SEE HAPPENING HERE.
  • 00:11:38.754 --> 00:11:40.422
  • THERE'S THE INITIALEARTHQUAKE IN CHAPTER 16,
  • 00:11:40.456 --> 00:11:43.626
  • NOW HERE'S THE FIRE THAT ISTHE RESULT OF THAT EARTHQUAKE.
  • 00:11:43.659 --> 00:11:47.429
  • THERE'S GREAT ANGUISH WITHTHE 10 KINGS, THE RULERS,
  • 00:11:47.463 --> 00:11:51.333
  • AS THEY SEE THE ECONOMICSYSTEM DESTROYED.
  • 00:11:51.367 --> 00:11:54.470
  • AND THEN THERE'S THE ANGUISHOF THE MERCHANTS THEMSELVES,
  • 00:11:54.503 --> 00:11:58.140
  • THOSE WHO ARE BUYINGAND SELLING GOODS.
  • 00:11:58.174 --> 00:12:00.709
  • LOOK AT VERSE 11, "AND THEMERCHANTS OF THE EARTH WEEP
  • 00:12:00.743 --> 00:12:04.180
  • AND MOURN OVER HER BECAUSE NOONE BUYS THEIR CARGO ANYMORE."
  • 00:12:04.213 --> 00:12:10.386
  • AND THEN JOHN LISTALL OF THE THINGS
  • 00:12:10.419 --> 00:12:12.354
  • THAT CAN NO LONGERBE BOUGHT OR SOLD.
  • 00:12:12.388 --> 00:12:14.490
  • THEY JUST SIT ON THE SHELF.
  • 00:12:14.523 --> 00:12:16.859
  • HAVEN'T WE SEEN THAT INTHESE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS?
  • 00:12:16.892 --> 00:12:20.162
  • STORES CLOSED, SOME STORES,CHAINS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY.
  • 00:12:20.196 --> 00:12:26.635
  • THERE'S NO LONGER ANY ABILITYOR DESIRE TO BUY AND TO SELL.
  • 00:12:26.669 --> 00:12:31.307
  • INTERESTINGLY OF THOSE,
  • 00:12:31.340 --> 00:12:33.008
  • MORE THAN A DOZEN THINGSTHAT ARE MENTIONED,
  • 00:12:33.042 --> 00:12:34.944
  • VERSE 13 MENTIONSSLAVES AND HUMAN LIVES.
  • 00:12:34.977 --> 00:12:39.315
  • THERE WILL NO LONGERBE A MARKET FOR THAT,
  • 00:12:39.348 --> 00:12:42.451
  • EVEN THOUGH APPARENTLYTHERE WAS A MARKET FOR THAT
  • 00:12:42.484 --> 00:12:45.120
  • DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION,SLAVERY WILL BE TAKING PLACE.
  • 00:12:45.154 --> 00:12:49.892
  • YOU KNOW, WE SEEHUMAN TRAFFICKING
  • 00:12:49.925 --> 00:12:51.794
  • EVEN TODAY IS ATREMENDOUS PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:51.827 --> 00:12:53.863
  • THE STATE DEPARTMENTIN A RECENT REPORT
  • 00:12:53.896 --> 00:12:55.831
  • SAID 25 MILLION HUMANBEINGS IN THE WORLD
  • 00:12:55.865 --> 00:12:59.068
  • HAD BEEN BOUGHT AND SOLD.
  • 00:12:59.101 --> 00:13:01.136
  • THAT WON'T OCCUR DURINGTHE GREAT TRIBULATION
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:03.806
  • IN THESE FINAL DAYS.
  • 00:13:03.839 --> 00:13:05.908
  • AND THEN YOU SEE THE ANGUISH,
  • 00:13:05.941 --> 00:13:07.276
  • NOT ONLY OF THE KINGSAND THE MERCHANTS,
  • 00:13:07.309 --> 00:13:09.078
  • BUT ALSO OF THESEAFARERS, THE SAILORS.
  • 00:13:09.111 --> 00:13:12.047
  • LOOK AT VERSE 17.
  • 00:13:12.081 --> 00:13:13.515
  • "AND IN ONE HOUR SUCH GREATWEALTH HAS BEEN LAID WASTE,
  • 00:13:13.549 --> 00:13:17.353
  • AND EVERY SHIPMASTER ANDEVERY PASSENGER AND SAILOR,
  • 00:13:17.386 --> 00:13:20.890
  • AND AS MANY AS MAKETHEIR LIVING BY THE SEA,"
  • 00:13:20.923 --> 00:13:24.193
  • THE CRUISE LINES, FOR EXAMPLE,
  • 00:13:24.226 --> 00:13:26.629
  • "THEY STOOD AT A DISTANCEAND THEY WERE CRYING OUT
  • 00:13:26.662 --> 00:13:29.865
  • AS THEY SAW THE SMOKEOF HER BURNING, SAYING,
  • 00:13:29.899 --> 00:13:33.068
  • 'WHAT CITY IS LIKETHE GREAT CITY?'
  • 00:13:33.102 --> 00:13:37.072
  • AND THEY THREW DUSTON THEIR HEADS,"
  • 00:13:37.106 --> 00:13:38.874
  • THAT'S A SIGN OF MOURNING,"WERE CRYING AND WEEPING,
  • 00:13:38.908 --> 00:13:41.410
  • 'WOE, WOE, THE GREAT CITY INWHICH ALL WHO HAD SHIPS AT SEA
  • 00:13:41.443 --> 00:13:45.481
  • BECAME RICH BY HER WEALTH,
  • 00:13:45.514 --> 00:13:46.882
  • FOR IN ONE HOUR SHEHAS BEEN LAID WASTE.'"
  • 00:13:46.916 --> 00:13:50.853
  • YOU KNOW, AS JOHN DESCRIBESTHESE SAILORS IN THEIR SHIPS,
  • 00:13:50.886 --> 00:13:54.390
  • LOOKING AT A DISTANCE ATTHE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON,
  • 00:13:54.423 --> 00:13:57.559
  • EVERY TIME I READ THAT,
  • 00:13:57.593 --> 00:13:59.461
  • I THINK OF THAT SIGHTFROM SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001,
  • 00:13:59.495 --> 00:14:03.699
  • AFTER THE ATTACKS ON THETWIN TOWERS IN MANHATTAN.
  • 00:14:03.732 --> 00:14:07.136
  • DO YOU REMEMBER THAT PICTURE?
  • 00:14:07.169 --> 00:14:08.604
  • THE TOWERS WERE STILLSTANDING, THEY WERE ON FIRE,
  • 00:14:08.637 --> 00:14:11.640
  • AND REMEMBER THAT PICTUREOF NEW YORK HARBOR,
  • 00:14:11.674 --> 00:14:13.709
  • ALL THE BOATS THAT WEREIN NEW YORK HARBOR,
  • 00:14:13.742 --> 00:14:16.245
  • THEY HAD PUSHEDOUT FROM MANHATTAN
  • 00:14:16.278 --> 00:14:18.213
  • AND THEY WERE WATCHINGFROM A DISTANCE
  • 00:14:18.247 --> 00:14:20.482
  • TO WHAT WAS HAPPENINGTO THAT GREAT CITY.
  • 00:14:20.516 --> 00:14:23.052
  • AGAIN, THAT IS JUST A FORERUNNER
  • 00:14:23.085 --> 00:14:25.688
  • OF WHAT'S GOINGTO HAPPEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:14:25.721 --> 00:14:28.290
  • THROUGHOUT THISPASSAGE IS A REMINDER
  • 00:14:28.324 --> 00:14:32.494
  • OF WHY WE SHOULDN'T PUT OUR HOPE
  • 00:14:32.528 --> 00:14:34.296
  • AND BUILD OUR AFFECTIONAROUND RICHES.
  • 00:14:34.330 --> 00:14:37.199
  • MATTHEW 6:19-21, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:14:37.232 --> 00:14:41.370
  • "DO NOT STORE UP FORYOURSELVES TREASURES ON EARTH,
  • 00:14:41.403 --> 00:14:45.074
  • WHERE MOTH AND RUST DESTROY
  • 00:14:45.107 --> 00:14:46.775
  • AND WHERE THIEVESBREAK IN AND STEAL.
  • 00:14:46.809 --> 00:14:49.311
  • BUT STORE UP FOR YOURSELVESTREASURES IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:14:49.345 --> 00:14:52.214
  • WHERE NEITHER MOTHNOR RUST DESTROYS,
  • 00:14:52.247 --> 00:14:54.717
  • AND WHERE THIEVES DONOT BREAK IN OR STEAL,
  • 00:14:54.750 --> 00:14:58.053
  • FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS,THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO."
  • 00:14:58.087 --> 00:15:04.226
  • COULD I ASK YOU, WHEREIS YOUR TREASURE TODAY?
  • 00:15:04.259 --> 00:15:06.662
  • WHAT IS IT YOU REALLY VALUE?
  • 00:15:06.695 --> 00:15:09.331
  • IF IT'S HERE ON EARTH,
  • 00:15:09.365 --> 00:15:10.833
  • REMEMBER IT'S ALL GOINGTO EITHER BE DESTROYED
  • 00:15:10.866 --> 00:15:13.802
  • OR LEFT BEHIND WHEN YOU DIE.
  • 00:15:13.836 --> 00:15:16.605
  • BUT IF YOUR TREASUREIS IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:15:16.638 --> 00:15:19.375
  • NOTHING WILL EVER DESTROYIT FOR ALL ETERNITY.
  • 00:15:19.408 --> 00:15:23.912
  • VERSE 20, THE ACCLIMATION,FINALLY, OF PRAISE OVER BABYLON.
  • 00:15:23.946 --> 00:15:27.516
  • GOD SAYS IN VERSE 20,"REJOICE OVER HER, O HEAVENS,
  • 00:15:27.549 --> 00:15:31.487
  • AND YOU SAINTS ANDAPOSTLES AND PROFITS,"
  • 00:15:31.520 --> 00:15:33.722
  • THAT IS ALL BELIEVERS, "BECAUSEGOD HAS PRONOUNCED JUDGMENT
  • 00:15:33.756 --> 00:15:37.693
  • FOR YOU AGAINST HER."
  • 00:15:37.726 --> 00:15:40.129
  • BABYLON IS THE SYSTEMTHAT OPPRESSED PEOPLE,
  • 00:15:40.162 --> 00:15:42.498
  • BUT ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:15:42.531 --> 00:15:44.733
  • AND THAT'S WHYCHRISTIANS CAN REJOICE
  • 00:15:44.767 --> 00:15:46.735
  • WHEN GOD'S JUSTICE IS EXECUTED.
  • 00:15:46.769 --> 00:15:49.972
  • LOOK AT THIS, VERSE 21,
  • 00:15:50.005 --> 00:15:51.473
  • "THEN A STRONG ANGEL TOOK UPA STONE LIKE A GREAT MILLSTONE
  • 00:15:51.507 --> 00:15:54.977
  • AND THREW IT INTOTHE SEA, SAYING,
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:15:56.779
  • 'SO WILL BABYLON,THE GREAT CITY,
  • 00:15:56.812 --> 00:15:59.314
  • BE THROWN DOWN WITH VIOLENCE,
  • 00:15:59.348 --> 00:16:02.117
  • AND WILL NOT BEFOUND ANY LONGER.'"
  • 00:16:02.151 --> 00:16:06.088
  • WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT THEDESTRUCTION OF THIS GREAT CITY,
  • 00:16:06.121 --> 00:16:09.158
  • IS HE TALKING ABOUTBABYLON ITSELF,
  • 00:16:09.191 --> 00:16:11.560
  • THE ANCIENT CITY THAT'S REBUILT?
  • 00:16:11.593 --> 00:16:13.195
  • MAYBE.
  • 00:16:13.228 --> 00:16:14.463
  • MAYBE HE'S REFERRINGTO BABYLON AS A CODE
  • 00:16:14.496 --> 00:16:17.032
  • LIKE PETER DOES IN1 PETER 5:13 FOR ROME.
  • 00:16:17.066 --> 00:16:20.903
  • PERHAPS IT'S CODE FORSOME OTHER CITY, LONDON,
  • 00:16:20.936 --> 00:16:26.041
  • ROME, HONG KONG,PERHAPS NEW YORK CITY,
  • 00:16:26.075 --> 00:16:30.813
  • BUT YOU KNOW,WHATEVER THE CITY IS,
  • 00:16:30.846 --> 00:16:32.714
  • EVERYBODY WILL BEAMAZED AT HOW QUICKLY
  • 00:16:32.748 --> 00:16:35.451
  • THAT GREAT CITY WAS DESTROYED.
  • 00:16:35.484 --> 00:16:38.320
  • AND VERSE 22 SAYS, "AND THESOUND OF HARPISTS AND MUSICIANS
  • 00:16:38.353 --> 00:16:41.824
  • AND FLUTE PLAYERS AND TRUMPETERS
  • 00:16:41.857 --> 00:16:43.592
  • WILL NOT BE HEARDIN YOU ANY LONGER."
  • 00:16:43.625 --> 00:16:45.260
  • THERE'LL BE NO MORE MUSIC.
  • 00:16:45.294 --> 00:16:46.895
  • "NO CRAFTSMEN OF ANY CRAFT WILLBE FOUND IN YOU ANY LONGER.
  • 00:16:46.929 --> 00:16:51.767
  • THE SOUND OF A MILL WILL NOTBE HEARD IN YOU ANY LONGER."
  • 00:16:51.800 --> 00:16:55.504
  • THAT'S REFERRING TOTHE PRODUCTION OF FOOD
  • 00:16:55.537 --> 00:16:57.372
  • THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY.
  • 00:16:57.406 --> 00:16:58.674
  • AND LOOK AT THIS, VERSE 23,
  • 00:16:58.707 --> 00:17:00.209
  • "AND THE LIGHT OF A LAMP WILLNOT SHINE IN YOU ANY LONGER."
  • 00:17:00.242 --> 00:17:03.879
  • THERE'LL BE NO LONGER ANY LIGHT.
  • 00:17:03.912 --> 00:17:06.081
  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, "THEVOICE OF THE BRIDEGROOM
  • 00:17:06.115 --> 00:17:08.417
  • AND THE BRIDE WILL NOT BEHEARD IN YOU ANY LONGER,
  • 00:17:08.450 --> 00:17:11.520
  • FOR YOUR MERCHANTS WEREGREAT MEN OF THE EARTH,
  • 00:17:11.553 --> 00:17:13.856
  • BECAUSE ALL OF THE NATIONSWERE DECEIVED BY YOUR SORCERY."
  • 00:17:13.889 --> 00:17:17.693
  • PEOPLE WON'T BE GETTING MARRIED.
  • 00:17:17.726 --> 00:17:19.228
  • THEY EITHER WON'T BE ABLETO, OR THEY WON'T WANT TO
  • 00:17:19.261 --> 00:17:22.297
  • DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:17:22.331 --> 00:17:24.066
  • VERSE 24, "AND IN HER, BABYLON,
  • 00:17:24.099 --> 00:17:26.768
  • WAS FOUND THE BLOOD OFPROFITS AND OF SAINTS
  • 00:17:26.802 --> 00:17:30.139
  • AND OF ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVEBEEN SLAIN ON THE EARTH."
  • 00:17:30.172 --> 00:17:33.408
  • REMEMBER, THIS ECONOMIC SYSTEMTHAT IS DESTROYED BY GOD
  • 00:17:33.442 --> 00:17:37.412
  • IS THE VERY SAME SYSTEMTHAT THE ANTICHRIST USES
  • 00:17:37.446 --> 00:17:41.550
  • TO DEPRIVE CHRISTIANS OF FOOD
  • 00:17:41.583 --> 00:17:43.752
  • AND OTHER THINGSTHEY NEED TO SURVIVE.
  • 00:17:43.785 --> 00:17:46.188
  • REMEMBER, UNDER THISECONOMIC SYSTEM,
  • 00:17:46.221 --> 00:17:48.090
  • IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVETHE MARK OF THE BEAST,
  • 00:17:48.123 --> 00:17:51.160
  • YOU WILL NOT BE ABLETO BUY OR TO SELL.
  • 00:17:51.193 --> 00:17:55.164
  • THAT'S WHY HE SAYSIT WAS IN BABYLON
  • 00:17:55.197 --> 00:17:57.666
  • THAT THE BLOOD OF THEPROPHETS WAS FOUND.
  • 00:17:57.699 --> 00:18:01.370
  • WHAT IS THE SIN OFBABYLON THAT GOD PUNISHES?
  • 00:18:01.403 --> 00:18:04.740
  • IT'S THE SIN OF GREED,WHICH IS REALLY IDOLATRY.
  • 00:18:04.773 --> 00:18:11.947
  • LISTEN TO ME, THESINS OF SOCIETY
  • 00:18:11.980 --> 00:18:16.351
  • ARE REALLY THE SINSOF THE INDIVIDUALS
  • 00:18:16.385 --> 00:18:18.787
  • WHO MAKE UP THAT SOCIETY.
  • 00:18:18.820 --> 00:18:21.757
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUTSOCIETY'S SIN OF RACISM,
  • 00:18:21.790 --> 00:18:25.360
  • SOCIETY'S SIN OF LAWLESSNESS,SOCIETY'S SIN OF GREED,
  • 00:18:25.394 --> 00:18:29.298
  • IT'S EASY TO TALKABOUT SOCIETAL SINS
  • 00:18:29.331 --> 00:18:32.935
  • BECAUSE THAT TAKES THEPRESSURE OFF OF US.
  • 00:18:32.968 --> 00:18:36.205
  • BUT REMEMBER, THESINS OF SOCIETY
  • 00:18:36.238 --> 00:18:38.240
  • ARE THE SINS OF THEINDIVIDUALS IN THAT SOCIETY.
  • 00:18:38.273 --> 00:18:42.878
  • THE SIN OF GREED THATNOT ONLY WILL BE A PART
  • 00:18:42.911 --> 00:18:45.581
  • OF THE FUTURE ANTICHRIST EMPIRE
  • 00:18:45.614 --> 00:18:47.883
  • BUT AS PART OF OURECONOMY RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:18:47.916 --> 00:18:52.020
  • THE SIN OF GREED IN AMERICA ISTHE SIN OF GREED OF AMERICANS
  • 00:18:52.054 --> 00:18:57.759
  • AND EVEN CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:18:57.793 --> 00:19:00.562
  • AND I'D ASK YOU RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:19:00.596 --> 00:19:03.265
  • WHAT IS IT THATYOU'RE WORSHIPING?
  • 00:19:03.298 --> 00:19:04.700
  • WHAT IS IT THAT YOU HAVEBUILT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR HOPE
  • 00:19:04.733 --> 00:19:07.736
  • AND YOUR HAPPINESSAND SECURITY AROUND?
  • 00:19:07.769 --> 00:19:10.772
  • IS IT IN MATERIAL POSSESSIONS?
  • 00:19:10.806 --> 00:19:13.041
  • IS IT IN MONEY?
  • 00:19:13.075 --> 00:19:15.444
  • YOU KNOW, THE GREATEST ANTIDOTE
  • 00:19:15.477 --> 00:19:17.112
  • TO THE PROBLEM OFGREED IS CONTENTMENT.
  • 00:19:17.145 --> 00:19:22.117
  • BEING SATISFIED WITH WHATGOD HAS ALREADY PROVIDED.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:26.021
  • IN PROVERBS 30:7-9,
  • 00:19:26.054 --> 00:19:29.091
  • SOLOMON DESCRIBES WHATSHOULD BE THE PRAYER
  • 00:19:29.124 --> 00:19:31.293
  • OF EVERY CHRISTIAN WHEN ITCOMES TO MATERIAL NEEDS.
  • 00:19:31.326 --> 00:19:33.996
  • HE SAYS, "LORD, TWOTHINGS I'VE ASKED FOR YOU,
  • 00:19:34.029 --> 00:19:36.365
  • AND DON'T REFUSEME BEFORE I DIE.
  • 00:19:36.398 --> 00:19:38.934
  • KEEP DECEPTION ANDLIES FAR FROM ME.
  • 00:19:38.967 --> 00:19:42.337
  • GIVE ME NEITHERPOVERTY NOR RICHES.
  • 00:19:42.371 --> 00:19:45.907
  • FEED ME WITH THE FOODTHAT IS MY PORTION,
  • 00:19:45.941 --> 00:19:48.210
  • THAT I MIGHT NOT BE FULLAND DENY YOU AND SAY,
  • 00:19:48.243 --> 00:19:51.213
  • 'WHO IS THE LORD,' OR THATI MIGHT NOT BE IN WANT
  • 00:19:51.246 --> 00:19:54.383
  • AND STEAL, AND PROFANETHE NAME OF MY GOD."
  • 00:19:54.416 --> 00:19:58.754
  • SOLOMON'S SAYING, WHENIT COMES FROM MONEY,
  • 00:19:58.787 --> 00:20:00.656
  • LORD, HERE'S MY PRAYER.
  • 00:20:00.689 --> 00:20:03.392
  • DON'T MAKE ME POOR ANDDON'T MAKE ME RICH.
  • 00:20:03.425 --> 00:20:07.829
  • GIVE ME JUST WHAT I NEED,BECAUSE I KNOW MYSELF TOO WELL.
  • 00:20:07.863 --> 00:20:12.434
  • IF I HAVE TOO MUCH, I'LLBE TEMPTED TO DENY YOU
  • 00:20:12.467 --> 00:20:14.770
  • AND SAY, I DON'T NEED GOD.
  • 00:20:14.803 --> 00:20:16.972
  • AND IF I HAVE TOO LITTLE,
  • 00:20:17.005 --> 00:20:19.007
  • I'LL BE TEMPTED TO STEALAND DEFAME THE NAME OF GOD.
  • 00:20:19.041 --> 00:20:22.344
  • GIVE ME JUST WHAT I NEED.
  • 00:20:22.377 --> 00:20:26.748
  • HELP ME TO BE SATISFIEDWITH WHAT YOU'VE GIVEN ME.
  • 00:20:26.782 --> 00:20:29.718
  • THAT'S THE SECRETTO COMBATING GREED.
  • 00:20:29.751 --> 00:20:33.955
  • I WANT TO GO BACK AS WE CLOSETO VERSE 10 FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:20:33.989 --> 00:20:37.526
  • "WOE, WOE, THEGREAT CITY BABYLON,
  • 00:20:37.559 --> 00:20:40.529
  • FOR IN ONE HOUR YOURJUDGMENT HAS COME."
  • 00:20:40.562 --> 00:20:45.400
  • REMEMBER I SAID THAT'S ANALLUSION TO GENESIS CHAPTER 11
  • 00:20:45.434 --> 00:20:48.303
  • AND THE BUILDING OF THATFIRST ANCIENT CITY OF BABEL
  • 00:20:48.337 --> 00:20:51.139
  • AND THE TOWER THATTHEY WANTED TO BUILD
  • 00:20:51.173 --> 00:20:53.175
  • AS A SIGN OF THEIRREBELLION AGAINST GOD?
  • 00:20:53.208 --> 00:20:55.444
  • I WANT YOU TO THINKABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:20:55.477 --> 00:20:57.813
  • WHEN THEY STARTEDBUILDING THAT TOWER,
  • 00:20:57.846 --> 00:21:00.849
  • WHEN THEY PUT THEFIRST BRICK DOWN,
  • 00:21:00.882 --> 00:21:04.119
  • GOD DIDN'T DESTROY THE TOWER.
  • 00:21:04.152 --> 00:21:06.588
  • WHEN THEY PLACEDTHE SECOND BRICK
  • 00:21:06.621 --> 00:21:08.357
  • ON TOP OF THAT FIRST BRICK,HE DIDN'T DO A THING.
  • 00:21:08.390 --> 00:21:12.194
  • GOD ALLOWED THEM TO BUILDTHAT TOWER BRICK AFTER BRICK
  • 00:21:12.227 --> 00:21:16.398
  • AFTER BRICK AFTER BRICK.
  • 00:21:16.431 --> 00:21:19.267
  • AND FINALLY, WITHOUT ONEWORD OF PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT,
  • 00:21:19.301 --> 00:21:23.972
  • GOD CAME AND VISITEDTHE CITY OF BABEL
  • 00:21:24.005 --> 00:21:26.875
  • AND BROUGHT HISRESULTING JUDGMENT.
  • 00:21:26.908 --> 00:21:30.712
  • THAT'S HOW GOD DOES.
  • 00:21:30.746 --> 00:21:32.681
  • GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS JUDGE SININ OUR LIVES IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:21:32.714 --> 00:21:38.420
  • FOR SOME OF YOULISTENING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:21:38.453 --> 00:21:39.821
  • SOME IN THIS WORSHIP CENTER,
  • 00:21:39.855 --> 00:21:42.324
  • YOU'RE BUILDING ALIFE APART FROM GOD,
  • 00:21:42.357 --> 00:21:47.262
  • BRICK BY BRICK, SIN BY SIN.
  • 00:21:47.295 --> 00:21:52.167
  • AND FRANKLY, YOU'RE SURPRISED
  • 00:21:52.200 --> 00:21:54.069
  • GOD HASN'T JUDGEDYOU YET FOR IT.
  • 00:21:54.102 --> 00:21:56.938
  • LET ME GIVE YOU AGREAT WORD OF WARNING
  • 00:21:56.972 --> 00:21:59.274
  • FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:21:59.307 --> 00:22:00.809
  • DON'T CONFUSE GOD'S PATIENCEWITH GOD'S TOLERANCE FOR SIN.
  • 00:22:00.842 --> 00:22:07.649
  • GOD IS NOT SLOWABOUT HIS PROMISE,
  • 00:22:07.682 --> 00:22:09.584
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "HE'SNOT WILLING THAT ANY
  • 00:22:09.618 --> 00:22:12.053
  • SHOULD COME INTO JUDGMENT,
  • 00:22:12.087 --> 00:22:15.223
  • BUT ALL SHOULD RECEIVE AKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH."
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  • DON'T CONFUSE GOD'S PATIENCE
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  • WITH GOD'S TOLERANCEFOR YOUR SIN.
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  • GOD'S GIVING YOU TIME TO REPENT,
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  • BUT NEVER FORGET THAT GOD'SJUDGMENT WILL EVENTUALLY COME.
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  • IT WILL COME SUDDENLY ANDIT WILL COME COMPLETELY.
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  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE THAT COMESFROM THE STORY OF BABYLON.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:43.318 --> 00:22:49.291
  • IN THE SAME WAY THAT GODDISMANTLED THE TOWER OF BABEL,
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  • GOD WILL DISMANTLE THEFUTURE CITY OF BABYLON.
  • 00:22:52.828 --> 00:22:56.698
  • YOU'LL BE ENCOURAGED TO LEARN
  • 00:22:56.731 --> 00:22:58.033
  • THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY,
  • 00:22:58.066 --> 00:23:00.302
  • WE'RE TAKING ON NEW TERRITORY
  • 00:23:00.335 --> 00:23:02.070
  • AND PUSHING BACKAGAINST THE EVIL ONE.
  • 00:23:02.103 --> 00:23:05.173
  • DURING THIS 2020 PANDEMIC,
  • 00:23:05.207 --> 00:23:07.375
  • GOD HAS CHOSEN TO CATAPULT"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:07.409 --> 00:23:10.479
  • TO EVEN GREATER INFLUENCE FORTHE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:10.512 --> 00:23:15.016
  • AND GOD IS USINGTHE GENEROUS SUPPORT
  • 00:23:15.050 --> 00:23:17.219
  • FROM PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU
  • 00:23:17.252 --> 00:23:18.954
  • TO FUND THIS EXCITINGNEW SEASON OF GROWTH.
  • 00:23:18.987 --> 00:23:22.190
  • PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,
  • 00:23:22.224 --> 00:23:23.725
  • AND THANKS FOR RESPONDING TODAY.
  • 00:23:23.758 --> 00:23:26.361
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:26.394 --> 00:23:27.596
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:27.629 --> 00:23:29.931
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:23:31.333 --> 00:23:33.535
  • [ANNOUNCER] OUR WORLD ISGROWING DARKER AND DARKER,
  • 00:23:33.568 --> 00:23:35.871
  • BUT THE BOOK OF REVELATIONTEACHES THAT ONE DAY
  • 00:23:35.904 --> 00:23:38.373
  • SOON THE DARKNESS WILL PASS,
  • 00:23:38.406 --> 00:23:40.408
  • AND OUR LONG-AWAITED KINGOF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
  • 00:23:40.442 --> 00:23:43.345
  • WILL RETURN AND MAKEHIS FINAL CONQUEST.
  • 00:23:43.378 --> 00:23:46.381
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:23:46.414 --> 00:23:47.616
  • ISN'T JUST THE UNVEILINGOF FUTURE EVENTS,
  • 00:23:47.649 --> 00:23:50.452
  • IT'S THE UNVEILING OF A PERSON.
  • 00:23:50.485 --> 00:23:52.787
  • AND IN MY NEW BOOK,FINAL CONQUEST,
  • 00:23:52.821 --> 00:23:55.223
  • YOU'LL LEARN ABOUTTHE GREAT HOPE WE HAVE
  • 00:23:55.257 --> 00:23:57.392
  • IN THE TRIUMPHANT RETURNOF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:57.425 --> 00:24:00.829
  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS' FIRST FULL COMMENTARY
  • 00:24:00.862 --> 00:24:03.798
  • ON THE BOOK OFREVELATION IS YOURS
  • 00:24:03.832 --> 00:24:05.800
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:24:05.834 --> 00:24:08.470
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:08.503 --> 00:24:10.906
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE ALL 28MESSAGES IN DR. JEFFRESS' STUDY
  • 00:24:10.939 --> 00:24:15.110
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:15.143 --> 00:24:18.980
  • REMEMBER, THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:24:19.014 --> 00:24:23.018
  • AND THE THEME IS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:24:23.051 --> 00:24:25.053
  • JOHN SAYS, "REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:25.086 --> 00:24:29.824
  • IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION."
  • 00:24:29.858 --> 00:24:31.459
  • WHY?
  • 00:24:31.493 --> 00:24:32.694
  • BECAUSE JESUS ISCOMING AGAIN SOON
  • 00:24:32.727 --> 00:24:36.431
  • TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS ANDTO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:24:36.464 --> 00:24:40.602
  • [ANNOUNCER] THANK YOUFOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
  • 00:24:40.635 --> 00:24:42.470
  • AND REQUESTING THESE BRANDNEW BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES,
  • 00:24:42.504 --> 00:24:45.640
  • DR. JEFFRESS'VERSE-BY-VERSE COMMENTARY
  • 00:24:45.674 --> 00:24:48.209
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONAND ALL 28 MESSAGES
  • 00:24:48.243 --> 00:24:50.979
  • AND DR. JEFFRESS' STUDYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:24:51.012 --> 00:24:53.882
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:53.915 --> 00:24:56.251
  • TOGETHER, WE AREPROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:56.284 --> 00:24:58.687
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:58.720 --> 00:25:00.488
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:00.522 --> 00:25:05.160
  • GOD'S JUDGMENT IS COMING,THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:25:05.193 --> 00:25:08.964
  • THOSE WHO ARE NOTSNATCHED UP IN THE RAPTURE
  • 00:25:08.997 --> 00:25:11.466
  • WILL ENDURE SEVEN LONGYEARS OF GOD'S WRATH
  • 00:25:11.499 --> 00:25:15.003
  • POURED OUT UPON THE EARTH.
  • 00:25:15.036 --> 00:25:16.871
  • AND NEXT TIME,WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
  • 00:25:16.905 --> 00:25:18.273
  • AT THE MOST IMPORTANTEVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY,
  • 00:25:18.306 --> 00:25:21.643
  • THE EVENT WHICH ALL OF THESETHINGS ARE SIMPLY A PRELUDE TO,
  • 00:25:21.676 --> 00:25:25.547
  • AND THAT IS THE TRIUMPHANTRETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:25.580 --> 00:25:29.818
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:29.851 --> 00:25:32.921
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:32.954 --> 00:25:35.724
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:35.757 --> 00:25:37.826
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:37.859 --> 00:25:40.495
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDINGYOU A COPY OF "FINAL CONQUEST,"
  • 00:25:40.528 --> 00:25:44.599
  • A VERSE-BY-VERSE COMMENTARYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:25:44.633 --> 00:25:47.936
  • FROM THE MINISTRY OFDR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:25:47.969 --> 00:25:50.372
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE,"
  • 00:25:50.405 --> 00:25:53.008
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:53.041 --> 00:25:56.144
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:56.177 --> 00:25:57.812
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:57.846 --> 00:26:00.582
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOUA CD AND DVD COPY
  • 00:26:00.615 --> 00:26:03.585
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:03.618 --> 00:26:06.154
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONCALLED, "FINAL CONQUESTS."
  • 00:26:06.187 --> 00:26:09.257
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:09.290 --> 00:26:11.026
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:11.059 --> 00:26:13.194
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:13.228 --> 00:26:15.730
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:15.764 --> 00:26:17.098
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:17.132 --> 00:26:20.368
  • THE FACT IS YOU DON'T HEAR MUCH
  • 00:26:20.402 --> 00:26:22.504
  • ABOUT THE RETURNOF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:22.537 --> 00:26:25.040
  • IT'S A SUBJECT NOT EVENADDRESSED IN MANY PULPITS
  • 00:26:25.073 --> 00:26:28.176
  • ACROSS AMERICA TODAY.
  • 00:26:28.209 --> 00:26:30.612
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH IT MAYNOT BE TALKED ABOUT A LOT,
  • 00:26:30.645 --> 00:26:33.682
  • THE FACT IS CERTAIN, JESUSCHRIST IS RETURNING TO EARTH
  • 00:26:33.715 --> 00:26:39.554
  • ONE DAY TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:26:39.587 --> 00:26:42.057
  • AND TO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:26:42.090 --> 00:26:43.958
  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:45.393 --> 00:26:47.595
  • FOR THE MESSAGE,"THE COMING KING,"
  • 00:26:47.629 --> 00:26:49.798
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:49.831 --> 00:26:51.733
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:26:51.766 --> 00:26:59.874
  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:26:59.908 --> 00:27:01.109
  • BIBLE TEACHER ON"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:27:01.142 --> 00:27:03.211
  • AND I'M STANDING HEREAT CESAREA BY THE SEA.
  • 00:27:03.244 --> 00:27:06.548
  • THIS IS THE PLACE WHEREPONTIUS PILATE RESIDED,
  • 00:27:06.581 --> 00:27:09.350
  • AND IT'S ALSO THE PLACEWHERE PAUL WAS IN PRISON
  • 00:27:09.384 --> 00:27:11.519
  • FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ANDIT'S JUST ONE OF THE PLACES
  • 00:27:11.553 --> 00:27:13.855
  • THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEEON OUR TOUR OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:27:13.888 --> 00:27:17.325
  • WE'LL VISIT ARMAGEDDON, WE'LLSTAND ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 00:27:17.358 --> 00:27:20.829
  • WE'LL VISIT HIS EMPTY TOMB.
  • 00:27:20.862 --> 00:27:22.964
  • JOIN US FOR THE "PATHWAY TOVICTORY" BIBLE PROPHECY TOUR,
  • 00:27:22.997 --> 00:27:26.768
  • MARCH, 2021.
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