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October 19, 2020
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The first time Jesus came to earth; He brought salvation to all who would believe. The next time Jesus comes to earth; He will bring judgment to those who refuse to believe. In one of the most vivid and disturbing passages in all of the book of Revelation; John describes one terrifying result of Christ’s Second Coming that is not often discussed today.

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  • [NARRATOR] 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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  • THERE'S NO DOUBTTHAT WE ARE LIVING
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  • IN AN INCREASINGLYATHEISTIC WORLD.
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  • IN FACT, MANY POLITICIANSWOULD LIKE NOTHING MORE
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  • THAN TO ELIMINATE CHRISTIANITYFROM AMERICA'S HISTORY BOOKS.
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  • BUT EVEN AS MANY TURNTHEIR BACKS ON GOD,
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  • THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT ONE DAY,
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  • THE WORLD WILL BE UNITED,
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  • UNDER A NEW, FALSERELIGIOUS BELIEF.
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TOSEE HOW THAT FALSE RELIGION
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  • SYMBOLIZED BY THEHARLOT IN REVELATION 17,
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  • WILL SIGNAL EARTH'SCOMING DESTRUCTION.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"RELIGION GONE WRONG,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] WITH ALL THE CHAOS
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  • AND DESPAIR IN OUR WORLD TODAY,
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  • WE HAVE A GREAT HOPE IN THERETURN OF OUR LORD 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'S 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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  • YOU KNOW, ONE THING WE'VE SEEN
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  • THROUGH THISCORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC,
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  • IS THE UNCERTAINTYOF LIFE ITSELF.
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  • YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER SO WELLON NEW YEAR'S DAY OF THIS YEAR,
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  • I SAT DOWN, AS I DOEVERY NEW YEAR'S DAY,
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  • WITH MY LEGAL TABLET, ANDMADE ALL OF THE PLANS,
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  • GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR OF WHATI THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DO.
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  • I IMAGINE AS I WASWRITING DOWN THOSE PLANS
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  • GOD WAS LAUGHING HISHEAD OFF IN HEAVEN.
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  • BECAUSE I ENDED UP NOTDOING ONE OF THOSE THINGS.
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  • GOD HAD SOMETHINGELSE FOR US TO DO.
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  • WE THINK WE KNOWWHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'SGOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • THAT'S WHY JAMESSAID, IN JAMES 4:13,
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  • COME NOW, THOSE OF YOU WHO SAY,
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  • TODAY OR TOMORROW, WE'LLGO TO SUCH AND SUCH A CITY,
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  • AND ENGAGE IN PROFIT, ANDSTAY THERE FOR A YEAR.
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  • YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOURLIFE WILL BE LIKE TOMORROW.
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  • ISN'T THAT TRUE?HAVEN'T WE LEARNED THAT?
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  • BUT THERE'S SOMETHINGELSE I'VE SEEN
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  • THROUGHOUT THISCORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
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  • AND IT RELATES TO OURSTUDY OF REVELATION.
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  • TO ME, IT'S BECOME SO CLEAR,
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  • HOW FRAGILE OUR WORLD REALLY IS.
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  • I MEAN, JUST THINK ABOUT IT,
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  • THIS ALMOST INVISIBLE VIRUS
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  • HAS BROUGHT THEWORLD TO ITS KNEES.
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  • IT DIDN'T TAKE MUCH TODESTROY THE HEALTH SYSTEM.
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  • IT DIDN'T TAKE MUCH TODESTROY THE ECONOMY.
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  • IT DIDN'T TAKE MUCH TO CAUSESTRIFE BETWEEN NATIONS.
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  • THIS WORLD CAN UNRAVELVERY, VERY QUICKLY.
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  • AND ALTHOUGH ITHASN'T UNRAVELED YET,
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  • ONE DAY IT IS GOINGTO UNRAVEL COMPLETELY.
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  • AND THAT WILL SET THE STAGEFOR THE WORLD DICTATOR,
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  • THE WORLD LEADER WEKNOW AS ANTICHRIST,
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  • WHO WILL PRECEDE THE RETURNOF JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.
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  • AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE TODAY,
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  • IN OUR STUDY OF THEBOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES,I WANT YOU TO TURN
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  • TO THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION.
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  • NOW, I'M GOING TO TAKE FIVEMINUTES AND GIVE YOU
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  • A FIVE-MINUTE SUMMARY OFTHE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • REMEMBER THIS BOOKHAS ONE THEME,
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  • AND THAT IS BEOBEDIENT TO CHRIST.
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  • WHY? BECAUSE JESUS CHRISTIS RETURNING TO EARTH,
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  • ONE DAY SOON, TOREWARD THE RIGHTEOUS,
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  • AND TO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
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  • THIS IS WHAT THE THEMEOF REVELATION IS.
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  • WHEN JOHN WROTE THIS LETTER,
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  • HE WAS ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS,
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  • EXILED BECAUSE OFHIS FAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • THE WORLD WAS BEGINNINGTO GO THROUGH PERSECUTION
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  • FOR THEIR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.
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  • THEY WERE GETTINGDISCOURAGED, AND JOHN SAID,
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  • "DON'T BE DISCOURAGED,
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  • JESUS IS COMING BACKAGAIN, REMAIN FAITHFUL."
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  • AND WHILE HE WAS ONTHAT ISLAND OF PATMOS,
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  • JESUS APPEARED TO HIM.
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  • IN CHAPTER 1 VERSE 19,HE SAID, WRITE THE THINGS
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  • WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN, ANDTHE THINGS WHICH ARE,
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  • AND THE THINGS WHICH SHALLTAKE PLACE AFTER THESE THINGS.
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  • AND THEN THAT VERSE,CHAPTER 1 VERSE 19,
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  • YOU SEE THE THREEFOLD DIVISIONOF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • THAT'S THE OUTLINE, CHAPTER 1,
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  • WRITE DOWN THE THINGSTHAT YOU HAVE SEEN.
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  • THAT REFERS TO THE VISIONJOHN SAW IN CHAPTER 1,
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  • OF JESUS CHRIST INHIS GLORIFIED STATE,
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  • NOT AS SOME LITTLE WIMPY RABBI,
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  • THAT MOST PEOPLEIMAGINE HIM TO BE.
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  • JESUS WAS KING OF KINGSAND LORD OF LORDS.
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  • AND JOHN CAUGHT AVISION OF CHRIST
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  • AS HE WILL RETURN ANDREIGN OVER THIS EARTH.
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  • THE THINGS WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN.
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  • AND THEN HE SAID WRITEDOWN THE THINGS WHICH ARE,
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  • THAT'S CHAPTERS 2 AND 3,
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  • THE MESSAGES TO THE SEVENCHURCHES IN ASIA MINOR.
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  • MESSAGES THAT ARE RELEVANTTO OUR CHURCH TODAY
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  • ABOUT WHAT GODWANTS IN EACH OF US.
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  • AND THEN THE THIRDAND FINAL DIVISION,
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  • WHICH IS THE MAJORITYOF REVELATION,
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  • WRITE DOWN THE THINGSWHICH SHALL TAKE PLACE
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  • AFTER THESE THINGS.
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  • THAT'S CHAPTERS 4 TO 22.
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  • AND THAT'S ABOUTWHAT IS YET TO COME.
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  • REVELATION IS FOCUSED ONTHE FUTURE, NOT THE PAST.
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  • SOME THEOLOGIANS SAY THISHAS ALREADY HAPPENED.
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  • NO IT'S YET TO COME, THETHINGS THAT ARE YET TO COME.
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  • WHEN WE COME TO CHAPTER 4,
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  • THE CHURCH HAS ALREADYBEEN RAPTURED INTO HEAVEN.
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  • THAT MIDNIGHT CRY HASALREADY BEEN SOUNDED.
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  • IN CHAPTERS 4 AND 5, YOU SEETHE CHURCH WORSHIPING CHRIST
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  • AFTER BEING REWARDED.
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  • BUT REMEMBER THAT PICTUREOF THE THRONE OF GOD,
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  • YOU HEAR THE THUNDER,YOU SEE THE LIGHTNING,
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  • REPRESENTING SOMETHING TERRIBLEIS ABOUT TO HAPPEN ON EARTH.
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  • AND BEGINNING IN CHAPTER 6,
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  • WE GET INTO THE FINAL SEVENYEARS OF EARTH'S HISTORY.
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  • WE CALL IT THE TRIBULATION.
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  • IT IS A TIME THAT GOD POURSOUT HIS JUDGMENT ON THE EARTH
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  • FOR ONE FINAL TIME. WHY?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, FOR SALVATION.
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  • TO BRING PEOPLE ONE LASTTIME TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE
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  • TO TRUST IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
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  • BUT IT'S NOT JUST ATIME OF SALVATION.
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  • IT'S A TIME OF CONDEMNATION,
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  • FOR GOD TO POUR OUT HIS WRATH
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  • ON THOSE WHO REFUSE TO BELIEVE.
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  • AND THAT IS WHY I'MABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
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  • WE, THE CHURCH,WILL NOT BE THERE
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  • DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
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  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO ESCAPEPERSECUTION OR TRIBULATION,
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  • BUT WE ARE GOING TOESCAPE GOD'S CONDEMNATION.
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  • ROMANS 8:1 SAYS, THERE ISTHEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION
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  • AWAITING THOSE WHOBELONG TO CHRIST JESUS.
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  • IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIANYOU NEVER HAVE TO FEAR
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  • THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • AND THE TRIBULATION ISABOUT THE WRATH OF GOD
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  • BEING POURED OUT UPON THE EARTH.
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  • AND IT COMES IN THEFORM OF THREE JUDGMENTS,
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  • IN CHAPTER 6, THESEAL JUDGMENTS.
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  • IN CHAPTERS 8 AND 9,THE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS.
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  • AND THEN IN CHAPTER 16,AS WE LOOKED AT LAST TIME,
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  • THE FINAL JUDGMENTS,THE BOWL JUDGMENTS
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  • THAT ARE POURED UPON THE EARTH.
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  • AND LAST TIME WE LOOKED UPTHOSE SEVEN BOWL JUDGMENTS,
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  • AND WHEN WE GET TOTHE END OF CHAPTER 16,
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  • WE ARE AT THE VERY PRECIPICEOF THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • ARMAGEDDON IS OCCURRING.
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  • THE LORD IS ABOUT TO RETURN,BUT WHEN WE GET TO CHAPTER 17,
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  • JESUS HITS THE PAUSE BUTTONIN HIS MESSAGE TO JOHN.
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  • HE SAYS, "NOW JOHN, BEFOREI DESCRIBE MY RETURN,
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  • I WANT TO DESCRIBE TWO OTHERTHINGS ABOUT THE TRIBULATION
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  • YOU AND YOUR READERSNEED TO UNDERSTAND."
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  • JOHN DOES THIS OFTEN, BYTHE WAY, IN REVELATION.
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  • AND HE'LL GET UP TOTHE BRINK OF SOMETHING,
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  • AND THEN THERE'S A PAUSE,
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  • AND HE GOES OFF TOEXPLAIN SOMETHING ELSE.
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  • HE DOES THAT HERE,IN CHAPTER 16,
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  • WE'RE AT THE BRINK OFTHE RETURN OF CHRIST,
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  • THAT'S DESCRIBED IN CHAPTER 19.
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  • BUT IN CHAPTER 17 AND 18,
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  • JOHN IS GOING TO DESCRIBESOMETHING ELSE HE SAW
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  • THAT WAS RELATEDTO THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • AND HE DOES SO USING THETERM BABYLON. BABYLON.
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  • HE'S GOING TO TALKTO US ABOUT BABYLON.
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  • NOW, BABYLON IS CENTRAL, NOTONLY IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • BUT IN THE BIBLE.
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,50 OUT OF 404 VERSES
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  • DEAL WITH THEJUDGMENT OF BABYLON.
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  • WHAT IS BABYLON?
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  • QUICKLY, BABYLON IS USEDTHREE WAYS IN THE BIBLE.
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  • SOMETIMES, IT REFERS TO THEACTUAL ANCIENT CITY OF BABYLON,
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  • THE KING OF THEBABYLONIAN EMPIRE.
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  • REMEMBER SADDAM HUSSEIN,REMEMBER THAT CHARACTER?
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  • HE WANTED TO REBUILDANCIENT BABYLON,
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  • TO THE GLORY OF THEDAYS OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
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  • THERE ARE SOME BIBLESCHOLARS WHO BELIEVE
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  • THAT DURING THE TRIBULATION,
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  • THE ANTICHRIST WILLREBUILD BABYLON,
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  • AND THAT WILL ACTUALLY BETHE ANTICHRIST HEADQUARTERS.
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE THAT,FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS,
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  • BUT SOME BIBLE SCHOLARS DO.
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  • SO SOMETIMES IT REFERSTO THE CITY OF BABYLON.
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  • OTHER TIMES, THE WORD BABYLONIS A CODE FOR ANOTHER CITY.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IN 1 PETER 5:13,
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  • THE APOSTLE PETER SAYS, "GREETTHOSE WHO ARE IN BABYLON."
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  • HE WAS REFERRINGTO ANCIENT ROME.
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  • IT WAS A CODE WORD FORROME, A CORRUPT CITY.
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  • BUT THIRDLY, AND I THINK THISIS HOW JOHN USES IT HERE,
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  • AND JESUS, BABYLON REFERSNOT TO AN ACTUAL CITY,
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  • BUT TO A SYSTEM.
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  • WE TALK ABOUT WALL STREET,WHAT'S HAPPENING ON WALL STREET.
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  • WE'RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT ASTREET IN SOUTHERN MANHATTAN.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUTTHE ECONOMIC SYSTEM,
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  • OF NOT ONLY THE UNITEDSTATES, BUT THE WORLD.
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  • WELL, WHEN WE TALKABOUT BABYLON,
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  • WE'RE NOT JUSTREFERRING TO THE CITY,
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  • WE'RE REFERRING A SYSTEM.
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  • AND IN THIS CASE, ITREPRESENTS THE EMPIRE
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  • OVER WHICH ANTICHRIST WILL RULE.
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  • NOW, THERE ARE TWO ASPECTSTO THE ANTICHRIST EMPIRE.
  • 00:10:26.348 --> 00:10:31.120
  • THERE IS RELIGIOUS BABYLON,
  • 00:10:31.153 --> 00:10:32.254
  • AS WE'LL LOOK AT TODAY.
  • 00:10:32.288 --> 00:10:33.989
  • IT IS A FALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM,
  • 00:10:34.023 --> 00:10:36.358
  • THAT WILL AID ANTICHRISTAND HIS RISE TO POWER.
  • 00:10:36.392 --> 00:10:39.662
  • BUT THEN THERE'S A POLITICALAND ECONOMIC SYSTEM OF BABYLON,
  • 00:10:39.695 --> 00:10:44.166
  • THAT WE'LL LOOK AT NEXTTIME IN CHAPTER 18.
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:47.169
  • BUT LET'S LOOK AT THISRELIGIOUS SYSTEM CALLED BABYLON,
  • 00:10:47.203 --> 00:10:51.474
  • OVER WHICH THEANTICHRIST WILL PRESIDE.
  • 00:10:51.507 --> 00:10:55.478
  • THIS FALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEMIS DESCRIBED AS A HARLOT.
  • 00:10:55.511 --> 00:10:59.982
  • LOOK AT VERSES 1AND 2 OF CHAPTER 17.
  • 00:11:00.015 --> 00:11:02.685
  • THEN, ONE OF THE SEVEN ANGELS,WHO HAD THE SEVEN BOWLS.
  • 00:11:02.718 --> 00:11:09.091
  • REMEMBER, THOSE ARE THE BOWLJUDGMENTS OF CHAPTER 16.
  • 00:11:09.125 --> 00:11:11.627
  • WHEN WE GET TO THEEND OF CHAPTER 16,
  • 00:11:11.660 --> 00:11:13.662
  • THEY'VE ALREADYBEEN ALL POURED OUT.
  • 00:11:13.696 --> 00:11:15.731
  • BUT REMEMBER HE'SREWINDING THE TAPE HERE.
  • 00:11:15.765 --> 00:11:18.634
  • HE SAYS, LET'S GO BACK TOONE OF THOSE SEVEN ANGELS,
  • 00:11:18.667 --> 00:11:21.904
  • WHO HAD THE SEVEN BOWLS,BEFORE THEY WERE POURED OUT.
  • 00:11:21.937 --> 00:11:25.541
  • AND ONE OF THOSE ANGELS SPOKETO ME SAYING, "COME HERE.
  • 00:11:25.574 --> 00:11:28.744
  • I WILL SHOW YOU THE JUDGMENTOF THE GREAT HARLOT,
  • 00:11:28.778 --> 00:11:33.015
  • WHO SITS ON MANY WATERS."
  • 00:11:33.048 --> 00:11:36.585
  • NOW, YOU KNOW WHAT AHARLOT IS, A PROSTITUTE,
  • 00:11:36.619 --> 00:11:39.822
  • SOMEBODY WHO SEDUCESPEOPLE FOR MONEY,
  • 00:11:39.855 --> 00:11:43.025
  • WITH THE PROMISE OF SEXUALFULFILLMENT, A HARLOT.
  • 00:11:43.058 --> 00:11:49.231
  • AND THIS IS A HARLOTJOHN IS LOOKING AT,
  • 00:11:49.265 --> 00:11:50.466
  • WHO SITS ON MANY WATERS,
  • 00:11:50.499 --> 00:11:51.967
  • THAT IS, SHE OVER MANY PEOPLE,OF MANY DIFFERENT NATIONS.
  • 00:11:52.001 --> 00:11:58.240
  • NOW IT'S INTERESTINGIN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:11:58.274 --> 00:12:01.710
  • THE ISRAELITES ARE CALLED,REFERRED TO AS GOD'S WIFE.
  • 00:12:01.744 --> 00:12:06.148
  • ISRAEL WAS SO-CALLEDMARRIED TO GOD,
  • 00:12:06.182 --> 00:12:08.584
  • AND WHEN ISRAEL CHASEDAFTER OTHER GODS,
  • 00:12:08.617 --> 00:12:11.353
  • GOD ACCUSED HER OF ADULTERY,
  • 00:12:11.387 --> 00:12:14.990
  • BECAUSE SHE WENTAFTER OTHER GODS,
  • 00:12:15.024 --> 00:12:16.725
  • OTHER LOVERS, SO TO SPEAK.
  • 00:12:16.759 --> 00:12:19.161
  • BUT HERE, THOSE WHO FOLLOWAFTER THESE FALSE RELIGIONS
  • 00:12:19.195 --> 00:12:24.033
  • ARE NOT ACCUSED OF ADULTERY.
  • 00:12:24.066 --> 00:12:25.568
  • THEY WERE ACCUSED OFENGAGING IN PROSTITUTION.
  • 00:12:25.601 --> 00:12:28.504
  • THEY GO TO BED, SO TOSPEAK, WITH A PROSTITUTE.
  • 00:12:28.537 --> 00:12:32.975
  • ISRAEL HAD A RELATIONSHIP,SHE WAS MARRIED TO GOD,
  • 00:12:33.008 --> 00:12:36.212
  • SO HER SEXUAL SIN WAS ADULTERY.
  • 00:12:36.245 --> 00:12:38.681
  • HERE, IT'S PROSTITUTION.
  • 00:12:38.714 --> 00:12:41.350
  • SHE GOES TO BED WITH THE HARLOT.
  • 00:12:41.383 --> 00:12:44.553
  • AND NOTICE THAT THISHARLOT COMMITS IMMORALITY
  • 00:12:44.587 --> 00:12:48.691
  • WITH FIRST OF ALL, THEKINGS OF THE EARTH,
  • 00:12:48.724 --> 00:12:51.594
  • AS WE'LL SEE IN JUST A MOMENT,
  • 00:12:51.627 --> 00:12:54.964
  • THIS FALSE RELIGIOUSSYSTEM SEDUCES KINGS,
  • 00:12:54.997 --> 00:12:58.000
  • THEY USE EACH OTHER TOACHIEVE THEIR OWN GOALS.
  • 00:12:58.033 --> 00:13:01.737
  • BUT NOT ONLY THAT, SHE SEDUCESTHOSE WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH.
  • 00:13:01.770 --> 00:13:07.943
  • REMEMBER THAT PHRASE, INTHE BOOK OF REVELATION?
  • 00:13:07.977 --> 00:13:09.712
  • IT REFERS TO UNBELIEVERS,
  • 00:13:09.745 --> 00:13:11.380
  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIRMINDS ON WORLDLY THINGS,
  • 00:13:11.413 --> 00:13:14.817
  • INSTEAD OF HEAVENLY THINGS.
  • 00:13:14.850 --> 00:13:16.719
  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY MISSTHE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:16.752 --> 00:13:19.521
  • THEY ARE STILL ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:13:19.555 --> 00:13:20.923
  • AND THEY ARE SEDUCEDBY THIS HARLOT.
  • 00:13:20.956 --> 00:13:25.427
  • NOW TODAY, FALSE RELIGIONSSEDUCE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:13:25.461 --> 00:13:30.132
  • WHETHER IT'S ISLAM,OR MORMONISM.
  • 00:13:30.165 --> 00:13:33.235
  • THOSE ARE RELIGIOUS PROSTITUTES
  • 00:13:33.269 --> 00:13:36.238
  • THAT SEDUCE PEOPLE, AND KEEPTHEM FROM THE TRUTH OF GOD.
  • 00:13:36.272 --> 00:13:40.009
  • THERE ARE CERTAIN ABERRATIONSOF CHRISTIANITY ITSELF
  • 00:13:40.042 --> 00:13:43.545
  • THAT CAN BE DESCRIBED ASRELIGIOUS PROSTITUTES.
  • 00:13:43.579 --> 00:13:46.949
  • THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL,YOU HEAR SO OFTEN TODAY,
  • 00:13:46.982 --> 00:13:50.719
  • IS A RELIGIOUS HARLOT.
  • 00:13:50.753 --> 00:13:53.622
  • IT IS IMMORAL TO TELL PEOPLE
  • 00:13:53.656 --> 00:13:56.425
  • THAT IF YOU JUST GIVE ENOUGHMONEY, OR PRAY HARD ENOUGH,
  • 00:13:56.458 --> 00:14:00.462
  • YOU WILL BE SPARED FROMMANY PROBLEMS IN LIFE,
  • 00:14:00.496 --> 00:14:03.265
  • AND YOU WILL BE GUARANTEEDHEALTH AND WEALTH.
  • 00:14:03.299 --> 00:14:06.502
  • THAT IS RELIGIOUS PROSTITUTION,
  • 00:14:06.535 --> 00:14:09.438
  • TO SEDUCE PEOPLE WITHTHAT KIND OF A LIE.
  • 00:14:09.471 --> 00:14:12.574
  • IT WILL BE TRUE INTHE FINAL DAYS TOO.
  • 00:14:12.608 --> 00:14:15.244
  • SHE WILL SEDUCE NOT JUST KINGS,
  • 00:14:15.277 --> 00:14:17.613
  • AND THOSE WHO, THEKINGS ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:14:17.646 --> 00:14:21.283
  • SHE WILL ALSO SEDUCE THOSEWHO DWELL UPON THE EARTH.
  • 00:14:21.317 --> 00:14:25.287
  • THOSE UNBELIEVERS HAVEREJECTED THE TRUTH OF GOD.
  • 00:14:25.321 --> 00:14:29.024
  • THEY MISS THE RAPTURE, SOTHEY WILL BE SEDUCED BY A LIE.
  • 00:14:29.058 --> 00:14:32.962
  • AND 2 THESSALONIANS 2:11,
  • 00:14:32.995 --> 00:14:35.331
  • PAUL SAYS GOD WILL SEND UPONTHEM A DILUTING INFLUENCE,
  • 00:14:35.364 --> 00:14:39.802
  • SO THAT THEY WILLBELIEVE WHAT IS FALSE.
  • 00:14:39.835 --> 00:14:44.740
  • NOW, WHEN WE GET TO VERSE 3,
  • 00:14:44.773 --> 00:14:46.642
  • WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEETHIS HARLOT IN GREAT DETAIL.
  • 00:14:46.675 --> 00:14:50.179
  • VERSES 1 AND 2, JOHN WASINVITED TO SEE THE HARLOT.
  • 00:14:50.212 --> 00:14:53.649
  • NOW LOOK AT WHATHE SAW, VERSE 3,
  • 00:14:53.682 --> 00:14:55.884
  • AND THE ANGEL CARRIEDME AWAY, JOHN SAID,
  • 00:14:55.918 --> 00:14:58.320
  • IN THE SPIRIT,INTO A WILDERNESS.
  • 00:14:58.354 --> 00:15:01.223
  • WE DON'T KNOW IF THESPIRIT ACTUALLY TOOK HIM
  • 00:15:01.256 --> 00:15:02.958
  • TO SAUDI ARABIA, ORTO THE SAHARA DESERT,
  • 00:15:02.992 --> 00:15:06.495
  • OR IF THIS WAS ASPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:15:06.528 --> 00:15:09.732
  • BUT WHEREVER IT WAS,THE ANGEL TOOK JOHN
  • 00:15:09.765 --> 00:15:12.901
  • INTO THE WILDERNESS,AND HE SAW THIS VISION
  • 00:15:12.935 --> 00:15:15.704
  • OF A WOMAN SITTINGON A SCARLET BEAST,
  • 00:15:15.738 --> 00:15:19.508
  • FULL OF BLASPHEMOUS NAMES,HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND 10 HORNS.
  • 00:15:19.541 --> 00:15:23.545
  • NOW THAT'S A DESCRIPTIONOF THE BEAST.
  • 00:15:23.579 --> 00:15:25.981
  • WE'LL SEE IN A MOMENTWHO THAT BEAST IS,
  • 00:15:26.015 --> 00:15:27.983
  • I'LL GIVE YOU A HEADSUP, IT'S THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 00:15:28.017 --> 00:15:30.419
  • THE WORLD LEADER.
  • 00:15:30.452 --> 00:15:31.887
  • BUT FIRST OF ALL, JOHN'SGOING TO DESCRIBE THIS WOMAN
  • 00:15:31.920 --> 00:15:34.523
  • WHO WAS SITTING ONTHE BEAST HIMSELF.
  • 00:15:34.556 --> 00:15:38.394
  • LOOK AT THE IMAGE OF THEHARLOT, HOW IT'S DESCRIBED,
  • 00:15:38.427 --> 00:15:41.897
  • THE WOMAN WAS CLOTHED INPURPLE, THAT DENOTES ROYALTY,
  • 00:15:41.930 --> 00:15:46.168
  • AND SCARLET, THAT'S LUXURY,
  • 00:15:46.201 --> 00:15:48.537
  • AND ADORNED WITH GOLD ANDPRECIOUS STONES AND PEARLS,
  • 00:15:48.570 --> 00:15:52.141
  • HAVING IN HER HAND A GOLDCUP FULL OF ABOMINATIONS,
  • 00:15:52.174 --> 00:15:55.944
  • AND OF THE UNCLEANTHINGS OF HER IMMORALITY.
  • 00:15:55.978 --> 00:16:01.917
  • THIS WOMAN WASBEAUTIFULLY DRESSED.
  • 00:16:01.950 --> 00:16:03.385
  • SHE HAD A GOLDEN CUP,
  • 00:16:03.419 --> 00:16:04.887
  • WE'LL SEE WHAT WAS INTHAT CUP IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:16:04.920 --> 00:16:08.157
  • BUT THE THING I WANT YOUTO SEE ABOUT THIS WOMAN
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:10.659
  • IS SHE IS SEEN RIDINGTHE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:16:10.692 --> 00:16:15.064
  • NOW, TO RIDE ABEAST, SEEMS TO IMPLY
  • 00:16:15.097 --> 00:16:19.234
  • THAT YOU ARE GIVINGDIRECTION TO THAT ANIMAL,
  • 00:16:19.268 --> 00:16:21.503
  • YOU ARE IN CONTROLOF THAT ANIMAL.
  • 00:16:21.537 --> 00:16:23.672
  • AND TO MANY PEOPLE,IT WILL APPEAR
  • 00:16:23.705 --> 00:16:25.574
  • THAT THIS FALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM
  • 00:16:25.607 --> 00:16:27.676
  • IS CONTROLLING THEGOVERNMENT OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:16:27.709 --> 00:16:30.979
  • BUT INDEED, AS WE'LLSEE, IT'S THE ANTICHRIST
  • 00:16:31.013 --> 00:16:33.415
  • WHO IS SUPPORTING HER AS WELL.
  • 00:16:33.449 --> 00:16:36.585
  • THEY ARE IN AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE,
  • 00:16:36.618 --> 00:16:39.688
  • THIS FALSE RELIGIONOF THE EARTH,
  • 00:16:39.721 --> 00:16:42.524
  • AND THE GOVERNMENT AT THAT TIME.
  • 00:16:42.558 --> 00:16:45.427
  • NOW LET ME JUST STOP HERE,AND MAKE AN OBVIOUS POINT.
  • 00:16:45.461 --> 00:16:50.099
  • THROUGHOUT HISTORY,THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN
  • 00:16:50.132 --> 00:16:52.935
  • AN UNEASY RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:16:52.968 --> 00:16:55.304
  • BETWEEN THE CHURCHAND THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:16:55.337 --> 00:16:58.607
  • CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT HAVEALWAYS MADE STRANGE BEDFELLOWS.
  • 00:16:58.640 --> 00:17:04.680
  • AND THERE'S ALWAYS BEENA DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:17:04.713 --> 00:17:06.515
  • BETWEEN THE CHURCHAND THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:17:06.548 --> 00:17:09.485
  • AND THAT'S LED CHRISTIANS TOADOPT ONE OF THREE POSITIONS
  • 00:17:09.518 --> 00:17:13.255
  • ABOUT WHAT SHOULD OURRELATIONSHIP, AS A CHURCH,
  • 00:17:13.288 --> 00:17:16.758
  • BE TO THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:17:16.792 --> 00:17:19.094
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE ADOPTEDTHE IDEA OF ISOLATION.
  • 00:17:19.128 --> 00:17:23.465
  • GOVERNMENT IS SO DIRTY,AND I AM SO PURE,
  • 00:17:23.499 --> 00:17:29.905
  • THAT I DARE NOT GET INVOLVEDIN GOVERNMENT OR POLITICS,
  • 00:17:29.938 --> 00:17:33.442
  • LEST I TAINT MYSELFAND BECOME A SINNER,
  • 00:17:33.475 --> 00:17:36.512
  • JUST LIKE THOSE POLITICIANS.
  • 00:17:36.545 --> 00:17:38.413
  • AND WE'VE GOT SOME SELFRIGHTEOUS CHRISTIANS TODAY
  • 00:17:38.447 --> 00:17:41.316
  • WHO ADOPT THAT IDEA.
  • 00:17:41.350 --> 00:17:43.452
  • THE CHURCH SHOULD HAVE NO ROLEIN THE GOVERNMENT WHATSOEVER.
  • 00:17:43.485 --> 00:17:47.422
  • THERE NEEDS TO BE THISWALL OF SEPARATION
  • 00:17:47.456 --> 00:17:51.126
  • BETWEEN THE CHURCHAND THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:54.196
  • OF COURSE, THE LEFT LOVES THATIDEA, A WALL OF SEPARATION.
  • 00:17:54.229 --> 00:18:00.402
  • BUT TO THEM, IT ISA ONE SIDED WALL.
  • 00:18:00.435 --> 00:18:03.272
  • THEY DON'T WANT THE CHURCHTRYING TO INFLUENCE THEM,
  • 00:18:03.305 --> 00:18:06.708
  • BUT THE GOVERNMENT,ESPECIALLY THE LEFT,
  • 00:18:06.742 --> 00:18:08.710
  • HAS NO PROBLEM WITH TRYINGTO CONTROL THE CHURCH.
  • 00:18:08.744 --> 00:18:12.014
  • THEY ARE HAPPY TO TELL US WHENWE CAN, AND CANNOT BE OPEN.
  • 00:18:12.047 --> 00:18:15.551
  • THEY'RE HAPPY TO TELL US WHOWE CAN HIRE, AND CAN'T HIRE.
  • 00:18:15.584 --> 00:18:18.921
  • THEY LOVE TO CONTROL THE CHURCH.
  • 00:18:18.954 --> 00:18:21.256
  • THEY JUST DON'T WANT THE CHURCH
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:22.724
  • TO HAVE ANY INFLUENCE ON THEM.
  • 00:18:22.758 --> 00:18:25.227
  • THAT IS A TOTALLYUNBIBLICAL IDEA.
  • 00:18:25.260 --> 00:18:28.730
  • JESUS SAID TO CHRISTIANS,"YOU ARE TO BE SALT AND LIGHT,
  • 00:18:28.764 --> 00:18:32.834
  • IN THIS DECAYING ANDDARKENING WORLD."
  • 00:18:32.868 --> 00:18:35.537
  • YES, OUR PRIMARY MISSION
  • 00:18:35.571 --> 00:18:37.306
  • IS TO WIN PEOPLETO FAITH IN CHRIST,
  • 00:18:37.339 --> 00:18:39.241
  • BUT SALT, IN JESUS'DAY, WAS A PRESERVATIVE.
  • 00:18:39.274 --> 00:18:43.011
  • IT DIDN'T PREVENT DECAY,
  • 00:18:43.045 --> 00:18:44.379
  • BUT IT DELAYED THEDECAY OF THE MEAT.
  • 00:18:44.413 --> 00:18:46.982
  • AND HE SAID, "I WANTYOU, AS MY PEOPLE,
  • 00:18:47.015 --> 00:18:49.251
  • TO PERMEATE, TO PENETRATE,TO INFLUENCE EVERY PART
  • 00:18:49.284 --> 00:18:54.156
  • OF THIS WORLD THAT I'VE MADE,
  • 00:18:54.189 --> 00:18:56.124
  • AND THAT INCLUDESTHE GOVERNMENT."
  • 00:18:56.158 --> 00:18:58.961
  • BUT SALT CAN'T BE OF ANY HELP,
  • 00:18:58.994 --> 00:19:01.630
  • AS LONG AS IT REMAINSIN THE SALT SHAKER.
  • 00:19:01.663 --> 00:19:04.299
  • AS LONG AS IT'S INTHAT SALT SHAKER,
  • 00:19:04.333 --> 00:19:06.435
  • IT DOESN'T DO ANYTHING.
  • 00:19:06.468 --> 00:19:08.337
  • TO HAVE INFLUENCEFOR RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:19:08.370 --> 00:19:10.872
  • YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF THESHAKER, AND PENETRATE THE MEAT.
  • 00:19:10.906 --> 00:19:14.276
  • AND SO SAME WAY WITH CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:19:14.309 --> 00:19:16.011
  • WE'VE GOT TO GETOUT OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:19:16.044 --> 00:19:17.779
  • AND GET INTO SOCIETY, IF WE'REGOING TO INFLUENCE SOCIETY.
  • 00:19:17.813 --> 00:19:21.783
  • SO THIS IDEA OFISOLATING YOURSELF,
  • 00:19:21.817 --> 00:19:24.353
  • GETTING IN YOUR HOLY HUDDLE,UNTIL THE LORD RETURNS,
  • 00:19:24.386 --> 00:19:27.456
  • IS COMPLETELYANTITHETICAL TO SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:19:27.489 --> 00:19:29.725
  • NOW, THERE'S THE OTHER EXTREME.
  • 00:19:29.758 --> 00:19:32.361
  • THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE
  • 00:19:32.394 --> 00:19:33.528
  • WHO ISOLATE THEMSELVESFROM GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:19:33.562 --> 00:19:35.163
  • THERE ARE OTHERS WHOTOO CLOSELY IDENTIFY
  • 00:19:35.197 --> 00:19:37.799
  • WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:19:37.833 --> 00:19:39.234
  • AND FRANKLY, THAT'S THE PROBLEMWITH THIS WORLD RELIGION,
  • 00:19:39.268 --> 00:19:42.137
  • IN THE FINAL DAYS,SHE, THE HARLOT,
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:45.274
  • THE FALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM,WILL BE SO CLOSE TO THAT BEAST,
  • 00:19:45.307 --> 00:19:48.477
  • YOU CAN'T TELL ONEFROM THE OTHER.
  • 00:19:48.510 --> 00:19:50.612
  • YOU CAN'T TELL WHO'SCONTROLLING WHOM.
  • 00:19:50.646 --> 00:19:53.649
  • AND THAT'S AN EQUALLYDANGEROUS PROBLEM TO BE IN.
  • 00:19:53.682 --> 00:19:58.253
  • NOW LOOK, I MAKE IT VERY CLEAR,
  • 00:19:58.287 --> 00:20:03.058
  • I AM NOT OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY.
  • 00:20:03.091 --> 00:20:06.895
  • WE ARE THE CHURCHOF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:20:06.928 --> 00:20:08.997
  • AND WE HAVE A UNIQUEMISSION, AND A UNIQUE MESSAGE
  • 00:20:09.031 --> 00:20:12.601
  • TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD.
  • 00:20:12.634 --> 00:20:14.469
  • SO, ONE EXTREME IS TO ISOLATE,THE OTHER IS TO IDENTIFY,
  • 00:20:14.503 --> 00:20:18.607
  • BUT THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVEIS TO INFLUENCE GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:20:18.640 --> 00:20:21.943
  • THAT'S WHAT THE CHURCHHAS BEEN CALLED TO DO.
  • 00:20:21.977 --> 00:20:24.146
  • TO INFLUENCE GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:20:24.179 --> 00:20:26.581
  • BECAUSE WHEN YOUINFLUENCE GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:20:26.615 --> 00:20:28.717
  • YOU'RE INFLUENCING THE NATION.
  • 00:20:28.750 --> 00:20:30.652
  • IF WE LEARNED ANYTHING FROMADOLF HITLER IN NAZI GERMANY,
  • 00:20:30.686 --> 00:20:34.423
  • WE LEARNED A LEADER IS THE ONE
  • 00:20:34.456 --> 00:20:36.892
  • WHO DETERMINES THE MORALITY
  • 00:20:36.925 --> 00:20:38.560
  • AND THE SPIRITUALDIRECTION OF A NATION.
  • 00:20:38.593 --> 00:20:41.096
  • AND I BELIEVE IT'S BETTER TOHAVE A GOD FEARING LEADER,
  • 00:20:41.129 --> 00:20:44.700
  • OR AT LEAST ONE WHOFOLLOWS GOD'S POLICIES,
  • 00:20:44.733 --> 00:20:47.235
  • THAN ONE WHO DOESN'TFOLLOWS GOD'S POLICIES.
  • 00:20:47.269 --> 00:20:50.238
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT AMERICAIS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE,
  • 00:20:50.272 --> 00:20:54.776
  • IT IS A BETTER COUNTRY,
  • 00:20:54.810 --> 00:20:56.978
  • IF WE WILL STOP THESLAUGHTER OF THE UNBORN,
  • 00:20:57.012 --> 00:20:59.681
  • 600.000 A YEAR THROUGH ABORTION.
  • 00:20:59.715 --> 00:21:02.551
  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
  • 00:21:02.584 --> 00:21:03.685
  • I THINK GOD WILL BLESSOUR COUNTRY IF WE DO THAT.
  • 00:21:03.719 --> 00:21:06.488
  • I THINK AMERICAIS A BETTER PLACE,
  • 00:21:06.521 --> 00:21:09.024
  • IF WE ALLOW CHILDREN TO PRAY,
  • 00:21:09.057 --> 00:21:10.892
  • AND TO READ THE BIBLE IN SCHOOL,
  • 00:21:10.926 --> 00:21:12.627
  • AND TO TEACH GOD AS SOMEONETO BE FEARED AND OBEYED
  • 00:21:12.661 --> 00:21:15.831
  • IN OUR SCHOOL, AS HEWAS FOR 150 YEARS.
  • 00:21:15.864 --> 00:21:18.734
  • I THINK GOD BLESSESTHAT KIND OF NATION.
  • 00:21:18.767 --> 00:21:21.236
  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
  • 00:21:21.269 --> 00:21:22.504
  • I THINK OUR NATIONIS A BETTER PLACE
  • 00:21:22.537 --> 00:21:24.106
  • IF WE STAND ON THERIGHT SIDE OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:21:24.139 --> 00:21:26.775
  • INSTEAD OF AGAINST ISRAEL,AND DO WHAT GOD SAYS,
  • 00:21:26.808 --> 00:21:30.278
  • AND SUPPORT THE EYE,THE APPLE OF HIS EYE,
  • 00:21:30.312 --> 00:21:33.048
  • AS THE BIBLE CALLSTHE NATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:21:33.081 --> 00:21:35.717
  • YOU SEE, GOD IS NO RESPECTEROF PEOPLE OR NATIONS.
  • 00:21:35.751 --> 00:21:39.121
  • GOD WILL BLESS ANY NATIONTHAT REVERENCES HIM.
  • 00:21:39.154 --> 00:21:45.026
  • AND HE WILL JUDGE ANY NATION,
  • 00:21:45.060 --> 00:21:46.528
  • INCLUDING THE UNITEDSTATES, THAT REJECTS HIM.
  • 00:21:46.561 --> 00:21:49.498
  • THAT'S WHY THE PSALMISTSAID, PSALM 33:12,
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  • BLESSED, HAPPY, IS THENATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD.
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  • 00:21:56.772 --> 00:22:02.010
  • THE ALLURE OF THISFALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM,
  • 00:22:02.043 --> 00:22:05.147
  • PAIRED WITH THE CHARMOF THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:07.549
  • WILL BECOME ADEADLY COMBINATION.
  • 00:22:07.582 --> 00:22:10.152
  • AND JOHN'S VISIONIN REVELATION 17
  • 00:22:10.185 --> 00:22:13.221
  • REVEALS THAT MANY WILL BEDECEIVED IN THE LAST DAYS.
  • 00:22:13.255 --> 00:22:17.058
  • IN THE TIME THAT WE HAVELEFT, LET ME SHARE A NOTE
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  • I RECEIVED FROM A NEWFRIEND IN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:22:19.928 --> 00:22:22.831
  • OLIVE TOLD ME,
  • 00:22:22.864 --> 00:22:23.932
  • WELL, OLIVE, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR SHARING
  • 00:22:49.758 --> 00:22:51.660
  • THAT ENCOURAGING NOTE.
  • 00:22:51.693 --> 00:22:53.361
  • AND I LOOK FORWARD TOOPENING GOD'S WORD WITH YOU,
  • 00:22:53.395 --> 00:22:56.331
  • THIS COMING SUNDAY MORNING.
  • 00:22:56.364 --> 00:22:58.433
  • LET ME ALSO SAY A WORD OF THANKSTO OUR FINANCIAL PARTNERS,
  • 00:22:58.467 --> 00:23:02.103
  • BECAUSE EVERY GIFT YOU GIVETO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:02.137 --> 00:23:05.207
  • HAS AN ETERNAL IMPACT.
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:07.609
  • YOUR INVESTMENT ALLOWS US TOREACH OUT AROUND THE WORLD,
  • 00:23:07.642 --> 00:23:11.246
  • ON ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS,TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:11.279 --> 00:23:15.116
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:17.319
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE,
  • 00:23:17.352 --> 00:23:20.121
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [NARRATOR] OUR WORLD ISGROWING DARKER AND DARKER,
  • 00:23:23.625 --> 00:23:25.861
  • BUT THE BOOK OF REVELATIONTEACHES THAT ONE DAY, SOON,
  • 00:23:25.894 --> 00:23:28.830
  • THE DARKNESS WILL PASS, ANDOUR LONG AWAITED KING OF KINGS
  • 00:23:28.864 --> 00:23:32.334
  • AND LORD OF LORDS, WILL RETURN,
  • 00:23:32.367 --> 00:23:34.135
  • AND MAKE HIS FINAL CONQUESTS.
  • 00:23:34.169 --> 00:23:36.404
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATIONISN'T JUST THE UNVEILING
  • 00:23:36.438 --> 00:23:39.074
  • OF FUTURE EVENTS, IT'STHE UNVEILING OF A PERSON.
  • 00:23:39.107 --> 00:23:42.811
  • AND IN MY NEW BOOK,"FINAL CONQUEST,"
  • 00:23:42.844 --> 00:23:45.213
  • YOU'LL LEARN ABOUTTHE GREAT HOPE WE HAVE
  • 00:23:45.247 --> 00:23:47.349
  • IN THE TRIUMPHANT RETURNOF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:47.382 --> 00:23:50.986
  • [NARRATOR] A COPYOF DR. JEFFRESS'S
  • 00:23:51.019 --> 00:23:52.654
  • FIRST FULL COMMENTARY ONTHE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:23:52.687 --> 00:23:55.357
  • IS YOURS, WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:23:55.390 --> 00:23:57.325
  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:23:57.359 --> 00:23:58.660
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:58.693 --> 00:24:00.996
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEALL 28 MESSAGES
  • 00:24:01.029 --> 00:24:03.532
  • IN DR. JEFFRESS'S STUDYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:24:03.565 --> 00:24:06.468
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:06.501 --> 00:24:09.004
  • REMEMBER, THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:24:09.037 --> 00:24:13.041
  • AND THE THEME IS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:24:13.074 --> 00:24:15.076
  • JOHN SAYS, "REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:24:15.110 --> 00:24:19.814
  • IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION."
  • 00:24:19.848 --> 00:24:21.449
  • WHY? BECAUSE JESUSIS COMING AGAIN SOON,
  • 00:24:21.483 --> 00:24:26.421
  • TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, ANDTO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:24:26.454 --> 00:24:30.625
  • [NARRATOR] THANK YOUFOR GIVING GENEROUSLY,
  • 00:24:30.659 --> 00:24:32.494
  • AND REQUESTING THESE BRANDNEW BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES,
  • 00:24:32.527 --> 00:24:35.664
  • DR. JEFFRESS'S VERSEBY VERSE COMMENTARY
  • 00:24:35.697 --> 00:24:38.199
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:24:38.233 --> 00:24:39.534
  • AND ALL 28 MESSAGES INDR. JEFFRESS'S STUDY
  • 00:24:39.568 --> 00:24:42.637
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:42.671 --> 00:24:46.241
  • TOGETHER, WE AREPROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:46.274 --> 00:24:48.710
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:48.743 --> 00:24:50.679
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:24:50.712 --> 00:24:54.583
  • RELIGIOUS HARLOTS ARE NOTUNFAMILIAR TO US TODAY.
  • 00:24:54.616 --> 00:24:58.353
  • OUR WORLD IS FILLEDWITH FALSE RELIGIONS
  • 00:24:58.386 --> 00:25:01.022
  • AND ABERRATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY,
  • 00:25:01.056 --> 00:25:03.325
  • THAT DRAW MULTITUDES OFPEOPLE AWAY FROM THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:25:03.358 --> 00:25:07.028
  • AND IT'LL BE NO DIFFERENTIN THE LAST DAYS,
  • 00:25:07.062 --> 00:25:09.431
  • WHEN THE HARLOT OF BABYLONLEADS THE WORLD ASTRAY.
  • 00:25:09.464 --> 00:25:13.635
  • I HOPE YOU'LL MAKE PLANSTO JOIN ME AGAIN NEXT TIME,
  • 00:25:13.668 --> 00:25:16.504
  • WHEN WE'LL CONTINUETO UNRAVEL THE IMAGERY
  • 00:25:16.538 --> 00:25:19.608
  • IN REVELATION CHAPTER 17,
  • 00:25:19.641 --> 00:25:22.043
  • CULMINATING IN THE JUDGMENT
  • 00:25:22.077 --> 00:25:23.645
  • OF BOTH THE BEASTAND THE HARLOT.
  • 00:25:23.678 --> 00:25:25.947
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:25.981 --> 00:25:28.783
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:28.817 --> 00:25:32.253
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:32.287 --> 00:25:34.356
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:34.389 --> 00:25:37.058
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDINGYOU A COPY OF "FINAL CONQUEST,"
  • 00:25:37.092 --> 00:25:41.129
  • A VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:25:41.162 --> 00:25:44.466
  • FROM THE MINISTRY OFDR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:25:44.499 --> 00:25:46.901
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE,"
  • 00:25:46.935 --> 00:25:49.537
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:49.571 --> 00:25:52.674
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:52.707 --> 00:25:54.342
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:54.376 --> 00:25:57.145
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOUA CD AND DVD COPY
  • 00:25:57.178 --> 00:26:00.181
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'SCOMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:00.215 --> 00:26:02.651
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,CALLED "FINAL CONQUEST."
  • 00:26:02.684 --> 00:26:05.887
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:05.920 --> 00:26:07.555
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:07.589 --> 00:26:09.691
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:26:09.724 --> 00:26:11.326
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:11.359 --> 00:26:13.628
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:13.662 --> 00:26:16.898
  • THERE ARE MANY RELIGIONS THATPROFESS TO BELIEVE IN JESUS,
  • 00:26:16.931 --> 00:26:19.968
  • BUT IT'S NOT THEJESUS OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:26:20.001 --> 00:26:22.604
  • TO BELIEVE, TO CONFESS,THAT JESUS IS LORD
  • 00:26:22.637 --> 00:26:26.574
  • MEANS TO BELIEVE THAT JESUSIS THE UNIQUE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:26:26.608 --> 00:26:31.112
  • WHO CAME TO EARTH IN HUMAN FORM,
  • 00:26:31.146 --> 00:26:32.847
  • WHO ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,AND IS COMING BACK ONE DAY
  • 00:26:32.881 --> 00:26:35.950
  • TO RECLAIM THISEARTH FOR HIMSELF.
  • 00:26:35.984 --> 00:26:38.486
  • THAT'S THE JESUS YOUHAVE TO BELIEVE IN,
  • 00:26:38.520 --> 00:26:41.156
  • IN ORDER TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:26:41.189 --> 00:26:42.857
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME,
  • 00:26:42.891 --> 00:26:45.093
  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE"RELIGION GONE WRONG,"
  • 00:26:45.126 --> 00:26:48.496
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:48.530 --> 00:26:50.498
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:26:50.532 --> 00:26:57.839
  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:26:57.872 --> 00:26:58.840
  • BIBLE TEACHER ON"PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:58.873 --> 00:27:00.709
  • AND I'M STANDING HERE IN FRONTOF THE VALLEY OF JEZREEL,
  • 00:27:00.742 --> 00:27:04.145
  • ALSO KNOWN AS ARMAGEDDON,
  • 00:27:04.179 --> 00:27:06.081
  • THE SIGHT OF THEFINAL WORLD BATTLE,
  • 00:27:06.114 --> 00:27:08.450
  • BEFORE JESUS CHRIST RETURNS.
  • 00:27:08.483 --> 00:27:10.385
  • AND IT'S JUST ONE OF THEPLACES THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:27:10.418 --> 00:27:12.687
  • ON OUR TOUR OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:27:12.721 --> 00:27:15.290
  • WE'LL VISIT ARMAGEDDON, WE'LLSTAND ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 00:27:15.323 --> 00:27:18.827
  • WE'LL VISIT HIS EMPTY TOMB.
  • 00:27:18.860 --> 00:27:20.929
  • JOIN US FOR THE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:27:20.962 --> 00:27:23.131
  • BIBLE PROPHECYTOUR, MARCH, 2021.
  • 00:27:23.164 --> 00:27:27.202