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The Road To Armageddon Part 1

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October 22, 2020
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Today our study in Revelation has brought us to the final judgments God will pour out on the earth before Christ’s return. These seven “bowl” judgments represent the full expression of God’s wrath against a world that refuses to repent.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [PRESENTER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORYWITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • IN 2011, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT
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  • OVER A 100 MILLIONPEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
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  • TUNED IN TO WATCH THEROYAL WEDDING CEREMONY
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  • BETWEEN PRINCE WILLIAMAND KATE MIDDLETON.
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  • IT WAS ARGUABLY ONE OF THEMOST EXTRAVAGANT EVENTS
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  • IN MODERN DAY HISTORY.
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  • AND YET, THE BIBLE PROMISES THAT
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  • NO CELEBRATION HASEVER COME CLOSE
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  • TO THE WEDDINGFEAST OF THE LAMB.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED,"THE COMING KING,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ISAIAH 40:8 SAYS,
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  • "THE GRASS WITHERS,THE FLOWER FADES,
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  • BUT THE WORD OF OURGOD STANDS FOREVER."
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  • WHILE YOU PREPARE YOURFAMILY'S WILL OR ESTATE,
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  • I'M URGING YOU TO SPECIFICALLYNAME PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • AS ONE OF THE RECIPIENTSOF YOUR LEGACY-GIVING.
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORYWILL ENSURE THAT
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  • THE WORD OF GODIS BOLDLY DECLARED
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  • LONG BEYOND YOURLIFETIME HERE ON EARTH.
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  • [PRESENTER] FOR INFORMATIONON HOW PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • CAN ASSIST YOU INPREPARING YOUR WILL,
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  • VISIT PTV.ORG/LEGACY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • IN JANUARY OF 1961,
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  • A FEW DAYS BEFOREHE WAS INAUGURATED
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  • AS PRESIDENT OFTHE UNITED STATES,
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  • PRESIDENT ELECT JOHN F.KENNEDY INVITED BILLY GRAHAM
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  • TO JOIN HIM IN FLORIDAFOR A ROUND OF GOLF.
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  • ON THE WAY BACK FROMTHE GOLF COURSE,
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  • PRESIDENT ELECT KENNEDY ASKEDBILLY GRAHAM THIS QUESTION,
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  • "BILLY, DO YOU BELIEVETHAT JESUS CHRIST
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  • IS COMING BACK TO EARTH ONE DAY?
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  • DR. GRAHAM SAID,"YES SIR, I DO."
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  • AND THEN THEPRESIDENT ELECT SAID,
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  • "WELL IF THAT'S TRUE, BILLY,
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  • WHY DO I HEAR SOLITTLE ABOUT IT TODAY?"
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  • THE FACT IS YOUDON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT
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  • THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IT'S A SUBJECTNOT EVEN ADDRESSED
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  • IN MANY PULPITSACROSS AMERICA TODAY.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH IT MAYNOT BE TALKED ABOUT A LOT,
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  • THE FACT IS CERTAIN,
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  • JESUS CHRIST IS RETURNINGTO EARTH ONE DAY,
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  • TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS ANDTO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
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  • AND IT IS OUR HOPE, THEONLY HOPE, THAT WE HAVE.
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  • AND IT IS THAT CERTAIN VISIBLE
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  • LITERAL RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • THAT WE HAVE COME TO IN OURSTUDY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURNTO REVELATION CHAPTER 19,
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  • AS WE TALK ABOUTTHE COMING KING.
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  • IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE WE'VEBEEN IN THIS BOOK OF REVELATION
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  • FOR ALMOST A YEAR.
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  • AND IN A VERY REAL SENSE,
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  • EVERYTHING WE HAVESTUDIED THIS PAST YEAR
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  • IS SIMPLY A PRELUDE TO WHATWE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY,
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  • HISTORY'S MOST IMPORTANT EVENT.
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  • BUT BEFORE WE GETINTO THE TEXT ITSELF,
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  • LET ME JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • WHY IS A LITERAL SECONDCOMING OF CHRIST IMPORTANT?
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  • AND I WANT TOMENTION FOUR REASONS
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  • THAT CHRIST MUSTRETURN TO EARTH.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, CHRIST MUST RETURN
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  • TO FULFILL THE PROMISESMADE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • IF CHRIST DOESN'T RETURN,
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  • THEN IT MEANS HUNDREDSAND HUNDREDS OF PROPHECIES
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  • WILL BE LEFT UNFULFILLED,
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  • AND THEREFORE THEBIBLE IS UNRELIABLE.
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  • BUT REMEMBER IN THEOLD TESTAMENT ITSELF,
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  • THERE WERE 1.800 REFERENCES,
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  • NOT TO THE FIRST COMING BUT TOTHE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT, 1.800.
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  • IN FACT, FOR EVERY ONEPROPHECY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • ABOUT THE FIRST COMINGOF CHRIST TO BETHLEHEM,
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  • FOR EVERY ONEPROPHECY ABOUT THAT,
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  • THERE ARE EIGHT PROPHECIES ABOUT
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  • THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • IN THE 260 CHAPTERSOF THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • THERE ARE OVER 300 REFERENCESTO THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THE SECOND COMING IS NOT JUSTINCIDENTAL, IT'S ESSENTIAL.
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  • IT IS THE THEME OFTHE ENTIRE BIBLE,
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  • THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS.
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  • SECONDLY, CHRIST MUST RETURNTO JUDGE UNBELIEVERS FOR SIN.
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  • IF JESUS CHRIST DOESN'T RETURN,
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  • SIN AND WICKEDNESS WILL ONLYINTENSIFY IN THE WORLD TODAY.
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  • THIRDLY, CHRIST MUSTRETURN TO DEPOSE SATAN
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  • FROM HIS EARTHLY DOMINION.
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  • REMEMBER, SATAN ISTHE GREAT USURPER.
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  • HE HAS TEMPORARILYSTOLEN THIS WORLD,
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  • WHICH BELONGS TO GOD.
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  • AND IF CHRIST DOESN'T COMEBACK TO RECLAIM THIS EARTH,
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  • THAN SATAN HAS WON.
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  • DO YOU THINK GOD'S GOING TOALLOW SATAN TO DO THAT?
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  • NOT ON YOUR LIFE.
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  • HE MUST RETURN TO DEPOSE SATANFROM HIS EARTHLY DOMINION.
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  • AND FINALLY, CHRIST MUST RETURN
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  • TO ESTABLISH HISKINGDOM ON THE EARTH.
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  • THE PROMISE OVER AND OVERAGAIN IS THAT THE SON OF GOD
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  • IS RETURNING TO RULE THIS EARTH
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  • IN PERFECT JUSTICE ANDPERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • DON'T WE LOOKFORWARD TO THAT DAY
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  • WHEN THIS EARTH WILL FINALLYBE WHAT GOD INTENDED IT TO BE?
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  • THAT PERIOD OF CHRIST'SRULE ON THE EARTH
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  • IS THE PERIOD OF THE MILLENNIUM
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  • THAT WE WILL LOOK ATBEGINNING NEXT TIME.
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  • THAT'S WHY CHRISTMUST RETURN TO EARTH.
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  • NOW WHEN WE GET TO CHAPTER 19,
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  • THIS CHAPTER IS DIVIDEDINTO TWO DISTINCT PARTS.
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  • IN VERSES 1 AND 10,
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  • THE REJOICING OF GOD'S PEOPLEOVER THE FALL OF BABYLON,
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  • THE EMPIRE OF THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • AND IN VERSES 11 TO 21,
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  • THE THEME IS THE TRIUMPHANTRETURN OF THE KING.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT THE FIRST 10VERSES FIRST, IN WHICH
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  • THE SAINTS ARE REJOICINGOVER THE FALL OF BABYLON.
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  • REMEMBER LAST TIMEWE SAW HOW BABYLON,
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  • THE EMPIRE OF THE ANTICHRIST,
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  • IS DESTROYED BY GOD.
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  • BOTH THE CITY, THECAPITAL OF THE EMPIRE,
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  • AS WELL AS THE RELIGIOUSAND ECONOMIC ASPECT
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  • OF THAT REBELLIOUSEMPIRE OF THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • THE SILENCE OF THERUINED BABYLON GIVES WAY
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  • TO THE PRAISE INHEAVEN BY THE SAINTS
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  • OVER THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON.
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  • AND THAT PRAISE COMES IN THEFORM OF FOUR HALLELUJAHS.
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  • YOU KNOW IN THEBOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • THE TERM HALLELUJAHIS USED FOUR TIMES
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  • AND IT ALL OCCURSIN THIS CHAPTER,
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  • CHAPTER 19 OF REVELATION.NOW THE WORD HALLELUJAH,
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  • WE SAY IT A LOT WITHOUTKNOWING WHAT IT MEANS,
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  • IT'S HEBREW FORPRAISE BE TO GOD.
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  • AND NOTICE THE FOUR HALLELUJAHSIN THESE OPENING VERSES.
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  • WHY ARE THE PEOPLEIN HEAVEN SO EXCITED
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  • WHEN BABYLON IS DESTROYED?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, VERSES 1 AND 2:
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  • "HALLELUJAH, FOR THEGREAT HARLOT IS FALLEN."
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  • AFTER THESE THINGS I HEARDSOMETHING LIKE A LOUD VOICE
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  • OF A GREAT MULTITUDE INHEAVEN SAYING, "HALLELUJAH!
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  • SALVATION AND GLORY ANDPOWER BELONG TO OUR GOD
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  • BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTSARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS,
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  • FOR HE HAS JUDGEDTHE GREAT HARLOT
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  • WHO WAS CORRUPTING THE EARTH."
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  • THAT GREAT HARLOT, REMEMBER,
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  • IS THE FALSE CHURCHDURING THE TRIBULATION,
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  • THAT FOR THE FIRST THREEAND HALF YEARS WILL ASSIST
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  • ANTICHRIST IN HIS RISE TOPOWER. BUT HALFWAY THROUGH
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  • THAT TRIBULATION THEANTICHRIST AND THE TEN
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  • KINGS WHO RULE WITH HIMWILL DECIDE THEY DON'T
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  • NEED THAT HARLOT ANYLONGER, AND THEY
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  • THEMSELVES DESTROY HER.
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  • SECONDLY, THERE'S A HALLELUJAH
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  • FOR THE GREAT CITY IS CONSUMED.
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  • VERSE 3, WHENBABYLON IS DESTROYED,
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  • THEY SAID INHEAVEN, "HALLELUJAH!
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  • PRAISE BE TO GOD FOR HER SMOKERISES UP FOREVER AND EVER."
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  • THAT CITY CONTINUES TOSMOLDER AFTER IT IS DESTROYED,
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  • SYMBOLIZING THAT ITSDESOLATION IS COMPLETE,
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  • BUT IT'S HER PUNISHMENTIS FOREVER AND EVER.
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  • THIS IS JUST A HINT OFWHAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE
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  • IN A FEW MOMENTS ABOUTTHE LAKE OF FIRE,
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  • THE ETERNAL TORMENTOF THOSE WHO DIE
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  • APART FROM JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THE THIRD HALLELUJAH,"HALLELUJAH!
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  • FOR GOD HAS VANQUISHED EVIL."
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  • HE HAS VANQUISHEDEVIL FOREVER AND EVER.
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  • WE FIND THAT IN VERSE FOUR:
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  • AND THE 24 ELDERS ANDTHE LIVING CREATURES
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  • FELL DOWN AND WORSHIPED GODSAYING, "AMEN, HALLELUJAH!"
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  • AND FINALLY, "HALLELUJAH!
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  • FOR THE LORD GODALMIGHTY REIGNS."
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  • THAT PHRASE, ALMIGHTY, ISTHE GREEK WORD, PANTOCRATOR,
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  • IT LITERALLY MEANS, THE GODWHO CONTROLS ALL THINGS.
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  • EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THECHAOS OF THE TRIBULATION,
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  • WE'RE REMINDED THATGOD IS IN CONTROL
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  • OF EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING.
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  • DON'T WE NEED TO BEREMINDED OF THAT TODAY?
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  • REGARDLESS OF THE RACIAL UNREST,
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  • THE PANDEMIC, THEECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY,
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  • REGARDLESS OF THE CHAOSIN THIS WORLD IN GENERAL
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  • OR IN YOUR WORLDSPECIFICALLY RIGHT NOW,
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  • NO MATTER WHATHAPPENS, DON'T FORGET,
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  • THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY REIGNS.
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  • NOTHING THAT'S HAPPENINGIN YOUR LIFE THIS WEEK
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  • IS TAKING GOD BY SURPRISE.HE USES ALL OF IT
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  • TO ACCOMPLISH HISPURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • THAT'S WHY PAUL COULDSAY WITH CONFIDENCE,
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  • "AND WE KNOW," NOTWE HOPE OR WISH BUT,
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  • "WE KNOW THAT GODCAUSES ALL THINGS
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  • TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOODTO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM
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  • AND TO THOSE CALLEDACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.
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  • NOW THESE FOUR HALLELUJAH CHORUS
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  • GIVES WAY TO THE FINAL HYMNIN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • WE'VE LOOKED ATA NUMBER OF HYMNS
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
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  • HERE IS THE FINAL ONE.
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  • IT'S A HYMN, A SONG, FORTHE LAMB AND HIS BRIDE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE SEVEN,
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  • "LET US REJOICE AND BE GLADAND GIVE THE GLORY TO HIM FOR,"
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  • WHY? "THE MARRIAGEOF THE LAMB HAS COME
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  • AND HIS BRIDE HASMADE HERSELF READY."
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  • THE REASON WE CANPRAISE GOD AT
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  • THIS POINT IN THE TRIBULATION
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  • IS BECAUSE A MARRIAGEHAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
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  • THAT PHRASE "HAS COME,"
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  • IT DENOTES AN ACTION THATHAS ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED.
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  • WE CAN REJOICE BECAUSE AWEDDING HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
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  • YOU SAY, WEDDING?
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  • WAS THERE A WEDDING THATI WASN'T INVITED TO?
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  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN AWEDDING HAS TAKEN PLACE?
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  • WHO IS THIS WEDDING FOR?
  • 00:11:16.398 --> 00:11:18.200
  • WELL, IT'S THEMARRIAGE OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:11:18.234 --> 00:11:21.303
  • AND WE KNOW WHO THE LAMB IS.
  • 00:11:21.337 --> 00:11:22.772
  • WE'VE SEEN IT OVER ANDOVER IN REVELATION.
  • 00:11:22.805 --> 00:11:24.673
  • THE LAMB IS JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:11:24.707 --> 00:11:26.709
  • "BEHOLD, THE LAMB OF GOD,"JOHN THE BAPTIST SAID,
  • 00:11:26.742 --> 00:11:29.178
  • "WHO TAKES AWAY THESIN OF THE WORLD."
  • 00:11:29.211 --> 00:11:31.881
  • THE LAMB, CHRIST,HAS GOTTEN MARRIED.
  • 00:11:31.914 --> 00:11:35.017
  • WELL WHO DID HE GET MARRIED TO?
  • 00:11:35.050 --> 00:11:36.819
  • WELL, HIS BRIDE.
  • 00:11:36.852 --> 00:11:38.687
  • WELL, WHO IS THE BRIDE?
  • 00:11:38.721 --> 00:11:40.222
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, WELL IT'STHE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS.
  • 00:11:40.256 --> 00:11:42.424
  • NO, THEY'RE NOT THEBRIDE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:11:42.458 --> 00:11:44.827
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, WELL,IT'S THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE
  • 00:11:44.860 --> 00:11:47.329
  • IN THE DAYS OF JESUS,LIKE JOHN THE BAPTIST,
  • 00:11:47.363 --> 00:11:50.065
  • AND ANNA AND SIMEON.
  • 00:11:50.099 --> 00:11:52.234
  • NO, THEY'RE NOT THE BRIDE.
  • 00:11:52.268 --> 00:11:54.136
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY IT MUST BETHE TRIBULATION MARTYRS,
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:56.639
  • THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIFE DURINGTHE TRIBULATION FOR CHRIST,
  • 00:11:56.672 --> 00:12:00.109
  • THEY WERE SAVED AND MARTYREDDURING THE TRIBULATION.
  • 00:12:00.142 --> 00:12:02.812
  • NO, THEY'RE NOT THE BRIDE.
  • 00:12:02.845 --> 00:12:04.814
  • THE BRIDE OF JESUSCHRIST IS YOU AND ME,
  • 00:12:04.847 --> 00:12:10.686
  • THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:10.719 --> 00:12:13.189
  • THOSE WHO WERE SAVED IN THATUNIQUE PERIOD OF HISTORY
  • 00:12:13.222 --> 00:12:16.725
  • BETWEEN PENTECOST AND THERAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:12:16.759 --> 00:12:19.628
  • THAT IS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:12:19.662 --> 00:12:23.098
  • SO WHEN DID THEWEDDING TAKE PLACE?
  • 00:12:23.132 --> 00:12:24.934
  • HOW DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
  • 00:12:24.967 --> 00:12:26.368
  • HOW'S IT ALREADYHAPPENED AT THIS POINT?
  • 00:12:26.402 --> 00:12:28.938
  • NONE OF THIS WILLMAKE SENSE TO YOU
  • 00:12:28.971 --> 00:12:31.574
  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE THREEPHASES OF A JEWISH WEDDING.
  • 00:12:31.607 --> 00:12:36.378
  • AND THERE'S GOING TO BE AN AHAMOMENT FOR YOU IN JUST A MOMENT,
  • 00:12:36.412 --> 00:12:39.481
  • AS IT ALL BEGINS TOMAKE SENSE TO YOU.
  • 00:12:39.515 --> 00:12:42.718
  • IN A JEWISH WEDDING,
  • 00:12:42.751 --> 00:12:44.019
  • THERE WERE THREEPHASES TO THAT WEDDING.
  • 00:12:44.053 --> 00:12:45.955
  • FIRST OF ALL, PHASE ONE,
  • 00:12:45.988 --> 00:12:47.756
  • A MARRIAGE CONTRACT WAS DRAWN UP
  • 00:12:47.790 --> 00:12:51.026
  • AND A DOWERY WAS PAID.
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:54.163
  • WHEN TWO SETS OF PARENTS DECIDED
  • 00:12:54.196 --> 00:12:56.165
  • THEY WANTED THEIRCHILDREN TO GET MARRIED,
  • 00:12:56.198 --> 00:12:58.367
  • THEY ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT
  • 00:12:58.400 --> 00:13:00.469
  • WHILE THE KIDS WERE JUST KIDS.
  • 00:13:00.502 --> 00:13:03.372
  • AND AT THAT POINT,
  • 00:13:03.405 --> 00:13:04.740
  • A DOWERY WAS PAID BYTHE FATHER OF THE BRIDE.
  • 00:13:04.773 --> 00:13:10.479
  • THAT WAS STAGE ONE,
  • 00:13:10.512 --> 00:13:11.947
  • A CONTRACT WAS ENTEREDINTO AND A DOWERY WAS PAID.
  • 00:13:11.981 --> 00:13:16.452
  • STAGE TWO, PHASE TWO,
  • 00:13:16.485 --> 00:13:18.487
  • THEN THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY TOOKPLACE IN THE GROOM'S HOUSE.
  • 00:13:18.520 --> 00:13:22.458
  • ONCE THE CHILDREN WEREOF SUITABLE AGE TO MARRY,
  • 00:13:22.491 --> 00:13:26.195
  • THE GROOM-TO-BE ANDSOME OF HIS FRIENDS
  • 00:13:26.228 --> 00:13:29.632
  • WOULD GO TO HIS PROSPECTIVEWIFE'S HOUSE UNEXPECTEDLY,
  • 00:13:29.665 --> 00:13:34.503
  • AND THEY WOULD TAKE THEBRIDE-TO-BE WITH THEM,
  • 00:13:34.536 --> 00:13:38.040
  • BACK TO THE GROOM'S HOME.
  • 00:13:38.073 --> 00:13:40.476
  • AND THERE, THE MARRIAGE WOULDTAKE PLACE AND BE CONSUMMATED.
  • 00:13:40.509 --> 00:13:44.880
  • THAT WAS THESE TWO.
  • 00:13:44.914 --> 00:13:46.415
  • AND THEN PHASE THREE,AFTER THE CEREMONY,
  • 00:13:46.448 --> 00:13:49.718
  • THE WEDDING FEASTWAS CELEBRATED.
  • 00:13:49.752 --> 00:13:51.754
  • THERE IS A GREAT PARTY,
  • 00:13:51.787 --> 00:13:53.055
  • NOT A TWO HOUR DINNER,BUT A MULTI-DAY AFFAIR,
  • 00:13:53.088 --> 00:13:57.226
  • IN WHICH PEOPLE WERE INVITEDTO COME AND CELEBRATE
  • 00:13:57.259 --> 00:14:01.163
  • THE MARRIAGE OF THEGROOM AND HIS BRIDE.
  • 00:14:01.196 --> 00:14:04.300
  • NOW, DO YOU SEE THE PICTURE HERE
  • 00:14:04.333 --> 00:14:06.302
  • OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO CHRIST?
  • 00:14:06.335 --> 00:14:08.837
  • PHASE ONE, THE MARRIAGECONTRACT WAS ENTERED INTO.
  • 00:14:08.871 --> 00:14:13.075
  • WHEN DID GOD DECIDETHAT YOU AND I
  • 00:14:13.108 --> 00:14:15.411
  • WERE GOING TO BECOMETHE BRIDE OF CHRIST?
  • 00:14:15.444 --> 00:14:18.280
  • BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONOF THE WORLD,
  • 00:14:18.314 --> 00:14:20.182
  • THAT WAS DETERMINED,
  • 00:14:20.215 --> 00:14:21.817
  • THAT CONTRACT WAS ENTERED INTO.
  • 00:14:21.850 --> 00:14:24.219
  • GOD CHOSE YOU.
  • 00:14:24.253 --> 00:14:26.822
  • HE CHOSE ME.
  • 00:14:26.855 --> 00:14:27.890
  • NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING WE DID,
  • 00:14:27.923 --> 00:14:30.025
  • WE WEREN'T EVEN BORN YET.
  • 00:14:30.059 --> 00:14:31.694
  • BUT IT WAS ALL BECAUSE OFHIS GRACE AND HIS PLAN.
  • 00:14:31.727 --> 00:14:35.397
  • WE WERE CHOSEN BEFORE THEFOUNDATION OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:14:35.431 --> 00:14:38.033
  • BUT THE DOWERY WAS PAID,
  • 00:14:38.067 --> 00:14:40.436
  • NOT BY THE BRIDE'S FATHER,
  • 00:14:40.469 --> 00:14:43.706
  • BUT BY THE GROOMHIMSELF, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:43.739 --> 00:14:46.809
  • WHEN HE SHED HIS BLOODON CALVARY FOR OUR SINS,
  • 00:14:46.842 --> 00:14:50.279
  • THAT WAS PAYMENT THAT WAS MADETO SECURE US AS HIS BRIDE.
  • 00:14:50.312 --> 00:14:56.485
  • THAT WAS WHEN THEDOWRY WHO WAS PAID.
  • 00:14:56.518 --> 00:14:58.020
  • STEP TWO, WHEN IS IT THATTHE GROOM IS GOING TO COME
  • 00:14:58.053 --> 00:15:01.523
  • AND SNATCH US AWAYUNEXPECTEDLY TO BE WITH HIM?
  • 00:15:01.557 --> 00:15:05.327
  • THAT'S THE RAPTUREOF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:15:05.361 --> 00:15:07.162
  • WE DON'T KNOW WHENIT'S GOING TO HAPPEN,
  • 00:15:07.196 --> 00:15:08.731
  • IT COULD HAPPEN TODAY.
  • 00:15:08.764 --> 00:15:10.632
  • BUT UNEXPECTEDLY,THE LORD WILL COME,
  • 00:15:10.666 --> 00:15:13.469
  • NOT TO COME DOWN TO EARTH,
  • 00:15:13.502 --> 00:15:15.437
  • BUT TO TAKE US UP TO BE WITHHIM IN THE FATHER'S HOUSE.
  • 00:15:15.471 --> 00:15:19.775
  • THAT IS THE RAPTURE OF THECHURCH THAT IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:15:19.808 --> 00:15:23.278
  • AND AFTER THATRAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:15:23.312 --> 00:15:26.415
  • AT A FUTURE DAY WILL BETHE GREAT WEDDING FEAST,
  • 00:15:26.448 --> 00:15:29.651
  • AFTER THE MARRIAGEIS CONSUMMATED.
  • 00:15:29.685 --> 00:15:32.721
  • WE ARE UNITED WITHCHRIST AT THE RAPTURE,
  • 00:15:32.755 --> 00:15:35.758
  • AND THEN AT A TIME TO BEDESIGNATED SEVEN YEARS LATER,
  • 00:15:35.791 --> 00:15:40.029
  • HE AND HIS BRIDE,JESUS AND THE CHURCH,
  • 00:15:40.062 --> 00:15:43.632
  • WILL RETURN TO EARTH FORTHE GREAT MARRIAGE CEREMONY,
  • 00:15:43.665 --> 00:15:48.337
  • THE WEDDING SUPPER OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:15:48.370 --> 00:15:51.340
  • NOTICE VERSE 8,
  • 00:15:51.373 --> 00:15:53.509
  • "AND IT WAS GIVEN TOHER," THAT IS THE BRIDE,
  • 00:15:53.542 --> 00:15:56.445
  • "TO CLOTHE HERSELF IN FINELINEN, BRIGHT AND CLEAN,
  • 00:15:56.478 --> 00:16:00.516
  • FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THERIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS."
  • 00:16:00.549 --> 00:16:04.620
  • THE BRIDE IS GETTING READYDURING THE TRIBULATION.
  • 00:16:04.653 --> 00:16:08.590
  • WE, THE BRIDE, ARE INHEAVEN WITH THE GROOM,
  • 00:16:08.624 --> 00:16:10.759
  • WE'RE GETTING READYTO COME BACK TO EARTH
  • 00:16:10.793 --> 00:16:12.728
  • FOR THIS GREAT CELEBRATION,THE MARRIAGE FEAST OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:16:12.761 --> 00:16:18.801
  • AND HOW ARE WE GOINGTO CLOTHE OURSELVES?
  • 00:16:18.834 --> 00:16:20.502
  • WITH BRIGHT LINEN.
  • 00:16:20.536 --> 00:16:22.538
  • THAT IS, IF YOU DON'TKNOW WHAT THAT IS,
  • 00:16:22.571 --> 00:16:24.506
  • IT IS THE RIGHTEOUSACTS OF THE SAINTS.
  • 00:16:24.540 --> 00:16:29.578
  • YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLEGET CONFUSED ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:16:29.611 --> 00:16:32.047
  • THEY THINK THAT OURWORKS, OUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS,
  • 00:16:32.081 --> 00:16:35.584
  • DON'T MATTER TO GOD.
  • 00:16:35.617 --> 00:16:37.086
  • AFTER ALL, WE'RE SAVED BYGRACE, NOT BY WORKS, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:37.119 --> 00:16:41.323
  • IT'S TRUE, OUR GOODWORKS ARE MEANINGLESS.
  • 00:16:41.356 --> 00:16:43.425
  • THEY ARE WORTHLESS TOGOD BEFORE WE ARE SAVED.
  • 00:16:43.459 --> 00:16:47.062
  • WE CAN NEVER EARNGOD'S FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:16:47.096 --> 00:16:49.932
  • IT IS A GIFT OF GOD.EPHESIANS 2:8 AND 9 SAYS,
  • 00:16:49.965 --> 00:16:53.735
  • "FOR BY GRACE YOU HAVEBEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH,
  • 00:16:53.769 --> 00:16:56.472
  • AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES,IT IS A GIFT OF GOD.
  • 00:16:56.505 --> 00:16:58.974
  • NOT OF WORKS, LESTANY MAN SHOULD BOAST."
  • 00:16:59.007 --> 00:17:02.177
  • WORKS HAVE NOTHING TO DOWITH SECURING OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:17:02.211 --> 00:17:05.881
  • BUT AFTER WE ARE SAVED,
  • 00:17:05.914 --> 00:17:07.883
  • OUR GOOD WORKS MEANA GREAT DEAL TO GOD.
  • 00:17:07.916 --> 00:17:10.052
  • THAT'S WHY VERSE 10 OFEPHESIANS THEN SAYS,
  • 00:17:10.085 --> 00:17:12.488
  • ALTHOUGH WE ARENOT SAVED BY WORKS,
  • 00:17:12.521 --> 00:17:14.690
  • FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIPCREATED BY CHRIST JESUS
  • 00:17:14.723 --> 00:17:18.694
  • FOR GOOD WORKS WHICH GODDETERMINED WE SHOULD WALK IN.
  • 00:17:18.727 --> 00:17:24.867
  • DO YOU SEE THAT, WE'RENOT SAVED BY GOOD WORKS,
  • 00:17:24.900 --> 00:17:26.435
  • BUT WE ARE SAVED FOR GOOD WORKS.
  • 00:17:26.468 --> 00:17:29.471
  • GOD DOES CARE HOW YOU ANDI LIVE AFTER WE ARE SAVED.
  • 00:17:29.505 --> 00:17:33.308
  • AND THE GOOD THINGS WE DO FORGOD, OUR OBEDIENCE TO GOD,
  • 00:17:33.342 --> 00:17:38.046
  • IT IS LIKE A WHITEGARMENT WE PUT ON,
  • 00:17:38.080 --> 00:17:40.716
  • THE RIGHTEOUS ACTSOF THE SAINTS.
  • 00:17:40.749 --> 00:17:43.185
  • AND SO WHEN THE CHURCH RETURNS,
  • 00:17:43.218 --> 00:17:45.154
  • THE CHURCH WILL RETURNCLOTHED IN HER RIGHTEOUS ACTS.
  • 00:17:45.187 --> 00:17:49.358
  • DR. CRISWELL MADE THIS POINT:
  • 00:17:49.391 --> 00:17:51.026
  • HE SAID IN JOHN'S DAY, YOU HADTWO GARMENTS THAT YOU WORE.
  • 00:17:51.059 --> 00:17:56.765
  • YOU WORE THE TUNIC,
  • 00:17:56.798 --> 00:17:58.600
  • WHICH WAS THEUNDERGARMENT, IF YOU WILL.
  • 00:17:58.634 --> 00:18:01.537
  • IT'S BASIC, EVERYBODYHAD A TUNIC.
  • 00:18:01.570 --> 00:18:05.307
  • BUT YOU DIDN'T WALKAROUND IN YOUR UNDERWEAR,
  • 00:18:05.340 --> 00:18:07.309
  • THERE WAS AN OUTERGARMENT, THE TOGA.
  • 00:18:07.342 --> 00:18:10.112
  • PEOPLE SAW THE OUTER GARMENT.
  • 00:18:10.145 --> 00:18:12.648
  • HE SAID, IN THE SAME WAY
  • 00:18:12.681 --> 00:18:13.815
  • WHEN WE TRUST INCHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR,
  • 00:18:13.849 --> 00:18:15.851
  • WE ALL RECEIVED THE SAME TUNIC,
  • 00:18:15.884 --> 00:18:17.953
  • THE UNDERGARMENTOF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:18:17.986 --> 00:18:20.789
  • THAT MEANS WHEN GOD LOOKS AT US
  • 00:18:20.822 --> 00:18:22.958
  • AFTER WE'VE TRUSTED IN CHRIST,
  • 00:18:22.991 --> 00:18:24.793
  • HE DOESN'T SEE OUR UNHOLINESS.
  • 00:18:24.826 --> 00:18:26.528
  • HE SEES THE RIGHTEOUSNESSOF HIS SON, JESUS.
  • 00:18:26.562 --> 00:18:29.698
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU CALLIMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:18:29.731 --> 00:18:32.334
  • BUT WE CLOTHEOURSELVES IN OUR TOGA,
  • 00:18:32.367 --> 00:18:36.238
  • IN THE OUTWARD RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:18:36.271 --> 00:18:38.006
  • IN THE RIGHTEOUSACTS THAT WE PERFORM.
  • 00:18:38.040 --> 00:18:41.443
  • AND SO THE CHURCHIS ADORNING HERSELF
  • 00:18:41.476 --> 00:18:44.680
  • WITH THOSE RIGHTEOUSACTS TO GET READY
  • 00:18:44.713 --> 00:18:47.549
  • FOR THE WEDDINGFEAST OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:18:47.583 --> 00:18:49.751
  • NOW LOOK AT THIS, A BLESSINGFOR THE WEDDING GUESTS.
  • 00:18:49.785 --> 00:18:52.487
  • THIS IS SO INTERESTING, VERSE 9:
  • 00:18:52.521 --> 00:18:54.389
  • THEN JOHN SAID TO ME,
  • 00:18:54.423 --> 00:18:55.958
  • "WRITE THIS, WRITE THIS DOWN,
  • 00:18:55.991 --> 00:18:59.228
  • 'BLESSED,'" LITERALLY HAPPY,
  • 00:18:59.261 --> 00:19:01.296
  • "ARE THOSE WHO ARE INVITED
  • 00:19:01.330 --> 00:19:04.032
  • TO THE MARRIAGESUPPER OF THE LAMB."
  • 00:19:04.066 --> 00:19:06.435
  • IT IS A HAPPY THING IFYOU RECEIVE AN INVITATION
  • 00:19:06.468 --> 00:19:12.574
  • TO THE WEDDINGFEAST OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:19:12.608 --> 00:19:15.310
  • NOW WHO GETS INVITEDTO A WEDDING FEAST?
  • 00:19:15.344 --> 00:19:17.446
  • DOES THE BRIDEGET AN INVITATION?
  • 00:19:17.479 --> 00:19:20.182
  • WELL, NO, THE BRIDE DOESN'TGET INVITED TO HER OWN WEDDING.
  • 00:19:20.215 --> 00:19:23.819
  • THE GROOM DOESN'T GETINVITED TO HIS OWN WEDDING.
  • 00:19:23.852 --> 00:19:26.955
  • THIS IS FOR GUESTS OFTHE BRIDE AND GROOM.
  • 00:19:26.989 --> 00:19:31.026
  • AND WHAT THE ANGELWAS SAYING TO JOHN IS,
  • 00:19:31.059 --> 00:19:33.695
  • HOW HAPPY ARE THOSEWHO GET INVITED
  • 00:19:33.729 --> 00:19:37.566
  • TO THE WEDDINGSUPPER OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:19:37.599 --> 00:19:40.936
  • JUST IMAGINE FOR AMOMENT THAT YOU GO OUT
  • 00:19:40.969 --> 00:19:43.772
  • TO RETRIEVE YOUR MAIL AND,WHEN YOU GET THE MAIL,
  • 00:19:43.805 --> 00:19:46.108
  • YOU NOTICE A SLIGHTLYOVERSIZED ENVELOPE,
  • 00:19:46.141 --> 00:19:49.411
  • BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED,IT'S CREAM COLORED.
  • 00:19:49.444 --> 00:19:54.182
  • IT'S EMBOSSED.
  • 00:19:54.216 --> 00:19:56.118
  • AND YOU NOTICE IMMEDIATELYTHE RETURN ADDRESS,
  • 00:19:56.151 --> 00:19:59.788
  • 1600 PENNSYLVANIAAVENUE, WASHINGTON D.C.
  • 00:19:59.821 --> 00:20:06.228
  • IMMEDIATELY, YOU OPEN THATENVELOPE TO SEE WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:20:06.261 --> 00:20:09.364
  • AND IN BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHY,
  • 00:20:09.398 --> 00:20:11.033
  • THERE IS ON A CARD WRITTEN,
  • 00:20:11.066 --> 00:20:13.335
  • "THE PRESIDENT OF THEUNITED STATES AND FIRST LADY
  • 00:20:13.368 --> 00:20:16.872
  • INVITE YOU TO A STATEDINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • 00:20:16.905 --> 00:20:21.410
  • HONORING QUEENELIZABETH, THE SECOND."
  • 00:20:21.443 --> 00:20:25.714
  • NOW, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUTRECEIVING THAT INVITATION?
  • 00:20:25.747 --> 00:20:28.950
  • WOULD YOU THROW IT DOWNIN DISGUST AND SAY,
  • 00:20:28.984 --> 00:20:31.153
  • WELL, IF IT'S NOTGOING TO BE TO HONOR ME,
  • 00:20:31.186 --> 00:20:33.188
  • I'M NOT GOING TO THAT DINNER.
  • 00:20:33.221 --> 00:20:35.757
  • WHY WOULD I GO TO ADINNER FOR THE QUEEN?
  • 00:20:35.791 --> 00:20:39.494
  • I WANT TO GO IF IT'S WRITTENFOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THE QUEEN.
  • 00:20:39.528 --> 00:20:42.130
  • NO, YOU WOULDN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:20:42.164 --> 00:20:43.632
  • YOU WOULD BE HONORED THATTHE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY
  • 00:20:43.665 --> 00:20:47.235
  • THOUGHT ENOUGH OF YOUTO INVITE YOU TO COME
  • 00:20:47.269 --> 00:20:50.605
  • AND HONOR QUEENELIZABETH THE SECOND.
  • 00:20:50.639 --> 00:20:53.408
  • NOW, AS WONDERFUL AS ANOCCASION IS LIKE THAT,
  • 00:20:53.442 --> 00:20:57.512
  • AND TRUST ME, DINNERSAT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • 00:20:57.546 --> 00:20:59.881
  • ARE SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.
  • 00:20:59.915 --> 00:21:01.683
  • THEY ARE ELEGANCE DEFINED.
  • 00:21:01.717 --> 00:21:04.853
  • A DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • 00:21:04.886 --> 00:21:07.089
  • IS LIKE EATING A HOTDOG AT A PICNIC TABLE
  • 00:21:07.122 --> 00:21:10.959
  • COMPARED TO WHAT THEWEDDING FEAST OF THE LAMB
  • 00:21:10.992 --> 00:21:12.961
  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE.
  • 00:21:12.994 --> 00:21:14.529
  • NOBODY HAS EVER EXPERIENCEDANYTHING LIKE THAT.
  • 00:21:14.563 --> 00:21:17.999
  • NOW WHO'S GOING TOBE THE HONORED GUEST?
  • 00:21:18.033 --> 00:21:20.302
  • THE GROOM, JESUS CHRIST,AND YOU AND I, THE CHURCH.
  • 00:21:20.335 --> 00:21:23.905
  • WE'RE THE ONES WHO ARE BEINGHONORED AT THAT WEDDING FEAST.
  • 00:21:23.939 --> 00:21:27.342
  • WELL, WHO IS IT THAT AREGOING TO BE THE GUEST?
  • 00:21:27.376 --> 00:21:29.511
  • WELL, YOU GOING TO HAVE THEOLD TESTAMENT SAINTS THERE.
  • 00:21:29.544 --> 00:21:32.147
  • DAVID, SOLOMON, ABRAHAM,ISAAC, JACOB, RUTH, SOLOMON.
  • 00:21:32.180 --> 00:21:38.320
  • THEY'RE ALL GOING TOBE INVITED TO BE THERE.
  • 00:21:38.353 --> 00:21:40.555
  • IT'S GOING TO BE THEOLD TESTAMENT SAINTS.
  • 00:21:40.589 --> 00:21:43.091
  • IT'S GOING TO BETHE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:21:43.125 --> 00:21:46.361
  • CHARACTERS WHO DIEDBEFORE PENTECOST.
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  • JOHN THE BAPTIST WILL BE THERE.
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  • ANNA AND SIMEON, WHO PROPHESIEDABOUT CHRIST WILL BE THERE.
  • 00:21:52.334 --> 00:21:56.638
  • THE TRIBULATION MARTYRSWILL BE THERE AS WELL.
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  • THOSE WHO WERE SAVED AFTERPENTECOST AND AFTER THE RAPTURE,
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  • PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIFE FORCHRIST, THEY WILL BE THERE.
  • 00:22:03.478 --> 00:22:07.382
  • AND THEN YOU ANDI WILL BE THERE.
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  • THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FEEL LIKE
  • 00:22:09.184 --> 00:22:10.218
  • THEY WERE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RENOT THE HONOREES.
  • 00:22:11.787 --> 00:22:13.522
  • THEY'RE GOING TO BEABSOLUTELY THRILLED
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  • TO BE AT THAT WEDDINGSUPPER OF THE LAMB.
  • 00:22:15.857 --> 00:22:19.728
  • YOU KNOW, I'VE OFTENTRIED TO PICTURE
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  • WHAT THAT WEDDINGSUPPER WOULD BE LIKE.
  • 00:22:21.596 --> 00:22:24.299
  • JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULDBE LIKE IN A BANQUET HALL,
  • 00:22:24.332 --> 00:22:27.469
  • SURROUNDED BY THE SAINTSOF ALL OF THE AGES.
  • 00:22:27.502 --> 00:22:31.239
  • JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULDBE LIKE FOR YOU TO BE THERE
  • 00:22:31.273 --> 00:22:34.276
  • WITH YOUR PARENTSAND YOUR GRANDPARENTS
  • 00:22:34.309 --> 00:22:36.411
  • AND ANYBODY ELSEWHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL
  • 00:22:36.445 --> 00:22:38.380
  • IN HELPING YOU KNOWCHRIST AS SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:38.413 --> 00:22:41.850
  • IMAGINE ALL THECHATTER THAT WILL GO ON
  • 00:22:41.883 --> 00:22:44.219
  • THROUGH THAT DINNER AS PEOPLESHARE WITH ONE ANOTHER,
  • 00:22:44.252 --> 00:22:47.055
  • THEIR STORY OF HOW THEYCAME TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:22:47.088 --> 00:22:51.460
  • AND THEN AT A MOMENTIN THAT CEREMONY,
  • 00:22:51.493 --> 00:22:56.164
  • JOHN THE BAPTIST STANDS UP.
  • 00:22:56.198 --> 00:22:58.834
  • AND IN HIS RIGHT HANDHE HAS A GOLDEN CHALICE
  • 00:22:58.867 --> 00:23:02.704
  • FILLED WITH THAT NEW WINE.
  • 00:23:02.737 --> 00:23:05.073
  • AND HE SAYS, TONIGHT, IWANT TO PROPOSE A TOAST
  • 00:23:05.106 --> 00:23:10.579
  • TO THE ONE WHO MADEALL OF THIS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:10.612 --> 00:23:14.115
  • THE LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKESAWAY THE SIN OF THE EARTH,
  • 00:23:14.149 --> 00:23:17.786
  • OUR LORD AND SAVIOR,JESUS CHRIST.
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  • 00:23:22.390 --> 00:23:27.762
  • AND I FOR ONE, AMEAGERLY LOOKING FORWARD
  • 00:23:27.796 --> 00:23:31.399
  • TO THE WEDDINGFEAST OF THE LAMB,
  • 00:23:31.433 --> 00:23:33.535
  • THE GREATEST PARTY THEWORLD WILL EVER SEE.
  • 00:23:33.568 --> 00:23:37.539
  • NOW BEFORE OUR TIME IS UP TODAY,
  • 00:23:37.572 --> 00:23:39.241
  • LET ME THANK YOU FORSENDING YOUR GENEROUS GIFTS
  • 00:23:39.274 --> 00:23:42.310
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:42.344 --> 00:23:45.380
  • THESE ARE STRETCHING DAYS
  • 00:23:45.413 --> 00:23:46.781
  • FOR NONPROFIT MINISTRIESLIKE THIS ONE.
  • 00:23:46.815 --> 00:23:49.417
  • AND YET WE ARE GRATEFUL TO GOD
  • 00:23:49.451 --> 00:23:51.086
  • FOR FAITHFUL MENAND WOMEN LIKE YOU,
  • 00:23:51.119 --> 00:23:53.355
  • WHO ARE JOINING FORCES WITH US.
  • 00:23:53.388 --> 00:23:55.790
  • TOGETHER, WE ARE TRULYPIERCING THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:55.824 --> 00:23:58.593
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:58.627 --> 00:24:01.429
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:24:01.463 --> 00:24:03.331
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORYIN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:24:03.365 --> 00:24:05.967
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  • 00:24:06.001 --> 00:24:07.435
  • [PRESENTER] OUR WORLD ISGROWING DARKER AND DARKER,
  • 00:24:07.469 --> 00:24:09.771
  • BUT THE BOOK OFREVELATION TEACHES THAT
  • 00:24:09.804 --> 00:24:11.673
  • ONE DAY SOON THEDARKNESS WILL PASS
  • 00:24:11.706 --> 00:24:14.309
  • AND OUR LONG-AWAITED KINGOF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
  • 00:24:14.342 --> 00:24:17.245
  • WILL RETURN AND MAKEHIS "FINAL CONQUEST."
  • 00:24:17.279 --> 00:24:20.282
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:24:20.315 --> 00:24:21.516
  • ISN'T JUST THE UNVEILINGOF FUTURE EVENTS.
  • 00:24:21.550 --> 00:24:24.386
  • IT'S THE UNVEILING OF A PERSON.
  • 00:24:24.419 --> 00:24:26.688
  • AND IN MY NEW BOOK,""FINAL CONQUEST,"
  • 00:24:26.721 --> 00:24:29.090
  • YOU'LL LEARN ABOUTTHE GREAT HOPE WE HAVE
  • 00:24:29.124 --> 00:24:31.259
  • IN THE TRIUMPHANT RETURNOF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:31.293 --> 00:24:34.863
  • [PRESENTER] A COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS' FIRST FULL COMMENTARY
  • 00:24:34.896 --> 00:24:37.866
  • ON THE BOOK OFREVELATION IS YOURS,
  • 00:24:37.899 --> 00:24:39.834
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:39.868 --> 00:24:42.504
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:42.537 --> 00:24:44.940
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEALL 28 MESSAGES
  • 00:24:44.973 --> 00:24:47.576
  • IN DR. JEFFRESS' STUDYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:24:47.609 --> 00:24:50.478
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:50.512 --> 00:24:53.014
  • REMEMBER THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:24:53.048 --> 00:24:57.052
  • AND THE THEME IS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:24:57.085 --> 00:24:59.087
  • JOHN SAYS, "REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:59.120 --> 00:25:03.725
  • IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION."
  • 00:25:03.758 --> 00:25:05.360
  • WHY? BECAUSE JESUSIS COMING AGAIN SOON
  • 00:25:05.393 --> 00:25:10.332
  • TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS ANDTO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:25:10.365 --> 00:25:14.536
  • [PRESENTER] THANK YOUFOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
  • 00:25:14.569 --> 00:25:16.371
  • AND REQUESTING THESE BRANDNEW BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES,
  • 00:25:16.404 --> 00:25:19.541
  • DR. JEFFRESS' VERSEBY VERSE COMMENTARY
  • 00:25:19.574 --> 00:25:22.077
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 00:25:22.110 --> 00:25:23.411
  • AND ALL 28 MESSAGESAND DR. JEFFRESS' STUDY
  • 00:25:23.445 --> 00:25:26.548
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:26.581 --> 00:25:30.151
  • TOGETHER, WE AREPROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:25:30.185 --> 00:25:32.587
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:25:32.621 --> 00:25:34.289
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:34.322 --> 00:25:38.193
  • THE WEDDING FEAST OF THE LAMB
  • 00:25:38.226 --> 00:25:39.427
  • WILL BE A CELEBRATIONLIKE NO OTHER,
  • 00:25:39.461 --> 00:25:41.796
  • AS WE ARE SURROUNDED BY AFAITHFUL HOST OF BELIEVERS
  • 00:25:41.830 --> 00:25:45.433
  • WHO CAME BEFORE US.
  • 00:25:45.467 --> 00:25:47.068
  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'RE GOINGTO CONTINUE SETTING THE STAGE
  • 00:25:47.102 --> 00:25:49.871
  • FOR THE MOST HOPE-FILLEDEVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 00:25:49.904 --> 00:25:53.241
  • THE MOMENT THAT THEENTIRE TRIBULATION
  • 00:25:53.274 --> 00:25:55.410
  • IS MERELY A PRELUDE TO.
  • 00:25:55.443 --> 00:25:57.846
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT THERETURN OF OUR KING,
  • 00:25:57.879 --> 00:26:00.715
  • JESUS CHRIST, TO EARTH.
  • 00:26:00.749 --> 00:26:02.751
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:02.784 --> 00:26:05.720
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:05.754 --> 00:26:08.890
  • [PRESENTER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:08.923 --> 00:26:10.959
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:10.992 --> 00:26:13.628
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDINGYOU A COPY OF "FINAL CONQUEST,"
  • 00:26:13.662 --> 00:26:17.732
  • A VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:26:17.766 --> 00:26:21.069
  • FROM THE MINISTRY OFDR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:26:21.102 --> 00:26:23.505
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET, "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE,"
  • 00:26:23.538 --> 00:26:26.141
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOUSIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US
  • 00:26:26.174 --> 00:26:28.810
  • TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:28.843 --> 00:26:30.979
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:31.012 --> 00:26:33.782
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOUA CD AND DVD COPY
  • 00:26:33.815 --> 00:26:36.851
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:36.885 --> 00:26:39.387
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONCALLED "FINAL CONQUEST."
  • 00:26:39.421 --> 00:26:42.524
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:42.557 --> 00:26:44.292
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:44.325 --> 00:26:46.428
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:26:46.461 --> 00:26:48.063
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:48.096 --> 00:26:50.331
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY:
  • 00:26:50.365 --> 00:26:53.501
  • JESUS CHRIST CAME THATFIRST TIME TO BE OUR SAVIOR
  • 00:26:53.535 --> 00:26:56.738
  • TO OFFER US A PARDONFROM OUR SINS,
  • 00:26:56.771 --> 00:26:59.374
  • A STAY OF EXECUTION,IF YOU WILL,
  • 00:26:59.407 --> 00:27:01.543
  • IF WE'LL ACCEPT HIS FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:27:01.576 --> 00:27:04.045
  • HE CAME THE FIRSTTIME TO BE OUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:27:04.079 --> 00:27:06.981
  • BUT, IF WE LEAVE THIS WORLD
  • 00:27:07.015 --> 00:27:09.984
  • WITHOUT RECEIVINGTHAT PARDON FROM SIN,
  • 00:27:10.018 --> 00:27:13.354
  • WE WILL FACE HIM ONEDAY AS OUR JUDGE.
  • 00:27:13.388 --> 00:27:16.958
  • [PRESENTER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:16.991 --> 00:27:19.194
  • FOR PART TWO OF THEMESSAGE, "THE COMING KING,"
  • 00:27:19.227 --> 00:27:21.930
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:21.963 --> 00:27:24.032
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:24.065 --> 00:27:28.503