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Slaying The Great Red Dragon

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October 11, 2020
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The book of Revelation is the most symbolic book in all of the Bible; and Revelation 12 is the most symbolic chapter in the most symbolic book of the Bible. Sometimes symbolism is the most powerful way to describe reality; and today we are going to discover the invisible reality behind most every problem you are facing.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • THE CLASSIC STORYOF THE STRUGGLE
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  • BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL ISAS OLD AS TIME ITSELF.
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  • IT BEGAN WHEN AN ESTEEMEDANGEL IN HEAVEN DECIDED
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  • TO REBEL AGAINST GOD.
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  • AND EVER SINCE THAT TIME, GODAND SATAN HAVE BEEN LOCKED
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  • IN A COSMIC BATTLEOF EPIC PROPORTIONS.
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  • BUT THE BIBLE TEACHES
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  • THAT THIS WAR WILLEVENTUALLY COME TO AN END,
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  • AND THAT'S THE MOMENTWE'RE GOING TO WITNESS
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  • IN TODAY'S STUDY OF REVELATION.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "SLAYINGTHE GREAT RED DRAGON"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ THERE IS A BLOOD
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  • ♪ THAT SIGHTS THE BLIND
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  • ♪ AND HEALS THE SICK
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  • ♪ AND THE LONELY FIND
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  • ♪ IT HAS THE POWER
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  • ♪ TO FREE THE BOUND, OH
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  • ♪ AS CHAINS THEY FALL
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  • ♪ UPON THE GROUND
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  • ♪ SO POUR IT OUT
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  • ♪ TO CLEANSE MY SOUL
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  • ♪ LET HIS LIQUID GLORY FLOW
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  • ♪ BECAUSE IT LIVES
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  • ♪ TO MAKE ME WHOLE
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  • ♪ I OWE MY LIFE
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  • ♪ I OWE MY ALL
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  • ♪ SO I COME TOTELL YOU HE SAVES ♪
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  • ♪ TO SHOUT AND TO PROCLAIM
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  • ♪ AND HE'S COMING BACK FOR YOU
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  • ♪ OH, WHAT CANWASH AWAY MY SIN ♪
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  • ♪ NOTHING BUT HIS BLOOD
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  • ♪ HIS CLEANSING BLOOD
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  • ♪ THERE IS A GRAVE
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  • ♪ THAT TRIED TO HIDE
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  • ♪ THIS PRECIOUS BLOOD
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  • ♪ THAT GAVE ME LIFE
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  • ♪ BUT IN THREE DAYS
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  • ♪ HE BREATHED AGAIN
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  • ♪ AND ROSE TO STAND
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  • ♪ AND ROSE TO STAND
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  • ♪ IN MY DEFENSE
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  • ♪ SO, I COME TO TELLYOU HE'S ALIVE ♪
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  • ♪ JESUS IS ALIVE
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  • ♪ TO SHOUT AND TO PROCLAIM
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  • ♪ HE'S COMING BACK
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  • ♪ HE'S COMING BACK FOR YOU
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  • ♪ HE'S COMING BACK
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  • ♪ HE'S COMING BACK
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  • ♪ IN THE TWINKLE OF AN EYE
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  • ♪ HE'S COMING BACK FOR YOU
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  • ♪ WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS
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  • ♪ HE'S COMING
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  • ♪ COMING BACK FOR YOU
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [NARRATOR] WITH ALLTHE CHAOS AND DESPAIR
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  • IN OUR WORLD TODAY,WE HAVE A GREAT HOPE
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  • IN THE RETURN OF OURLORD JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEW COMMENTARY ONREVELATION, "FINAL CONQUEST",
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS EXPLORESTHE FUTURE EVENTS DESCRIBED
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  • IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
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  • CULMINATING IN THE TRIUMPHANTRETURN OF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • THE MOST HOPE-FILLEDEVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS' BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "FINAL CONQUEST", WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • GOD LOVES YOU AND HAS AWONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • SATAN HATES YOU ANDHAS A TERRIBLE PLAN
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  • TO DESTROY YOUR LIFE.
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL REMEMBERBOTH OF THOSE STATEMENTS,
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  • BUT ESPECIALLY THE LAST ONE.
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  • SATAN ABSOLUTELY HATES YOUAND HAS A TERRIBLE PLAN
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  • TO DESTROY YOUR LIFE.
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  • JESUS REFERRED TO HIMAS A THIEF IN JOHN 10,
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  • WHO COMES TO KILL,STEAL AND DESTROY.
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  • IF SATAN CANNOT ROBYOU OF ETERNAL LIFE,
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  • BY KEEPING YOU FROM TRUSTINGIN CHRIST THE SAVIOR,
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  • HE'LL TRY TODESTROY YOUR DREAMS.
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  • HE'LL TRY TO DESTROYYOUR RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • HE'LL TRY TO DESTROY YOURINFLUENCE FOR GOD ON THIS EARTH,
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  • HE'LL TRY TO DESTROY YOUR JOY.
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  • HE WANTS TO DESTROYEVERYTHING IMPORTANT TO YOU,
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  • AND HE HAS A PLAN TO CARRYOUT THAT DESTRUCTION.
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  • NOW, SATAN IS APOWERFUL ADVERSARY.
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  • WE READ ABOUT THATIN 1 PETER 5.
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  • AND YET, AS POWERFUL AS HE IS,
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  • HIS POWER IS RESTRAINEDRIGHT NOW BY GOD.
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  • HE CAN'T DO WHATEVERHE WANTS TO.
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  • HE'S LIMITED IN HIS POWER.
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  • SOMEBODY SAID SATANIS LIKE A JUNKYARD DOG
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  • ON A VERY LONG CHAIN.HIS POWER TO DESTROY
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  • IS CONSIDERABLE, BUTIT'S ALSO LIMITED.
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  • BUT ONE DAY, DURING THELAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS
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  • OF EARTH'S HISTORY,THAT CHAIN IS GOING
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  • TO BE TAKEN OFF SATAN.
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  • HE IS GOING TO BE FREE TODO WHATEVER HE WANTS
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  • TO DO ON THIS EARTH.
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  • AND THE EARTH IS GOINGTO EXPERIENCE EVIL,
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  • LIKE IT HAS NEVEREXPERIENCED BEFORE.
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  • HE WILL ACCOMPLISH THATEVIL THROUGH A PUPPET,
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  • A HUMAN PUPPET HE HAS,WE CALL THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • IN FACT, THAT FUTURETIME OF UNRESTRAINT
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  • IS SOMETHING PAULPROPHESIED ABOUT
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  • IN 2 THESSALONIANS 2:6-8.
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  • AND YOU KNOW WHATRESTRAINTS HIM NOW,
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  • SO THAT IN TIME HEWILL BE REVEALED.
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  • TALKING ABOUT THE ANTICHRISTEMPOWERED BY SATAN.
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  • FOR THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESSIS ALREADY AT WORK.
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  • WE SEE IT AT WORK RIGHT NOW,ONLY HE WHO NOW RESTRAINS,
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  • THAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT,WILL DO SO UNTIL HE,
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT, ISTAKEN OUT OF THE WAY.
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  • THAT'S AT THERAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
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  • WHEN BELIEVERS, POSSESSINGTHE HOLY SPIRIT,
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  • ARE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY.
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  • THEN, VERSE EIGHTSAYS, THAT LAWLESS ONE,
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  • THE ANTICHRIST, WILL BE REVEALED
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  • WHOM THE LORD WILLSLAY WITH THE BREATH
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  • OF HIS MOUTH AND BRING TO AN END
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  • BY THE APPEARANCE OF HIS COMING.
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  • AND THAT IS WHAT WE'REGOING TO LOOK AT TODAY,
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  • THOSE FINAL THREE ANDA HALF YEARS OF TIME
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  • WHEN SATAN ISCOMPLETELY UNRESTRAINED.
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  • ALL OF THE CHAOSON PLANET EARTH,
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  • DURING THOSE FINALTHREE AND A HALF YEARS,
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  • IS ULTIMATELY TRACEABLE TOWHAT'S HAPPENING IN HEAVEN,
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  • A GIANT WAR THAT IS GOINGON BETWEEN GOD AND SATAN.
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  • AND THEN IN VERSES 13-17WE'RE GOING TO SEE
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  • THE CONSEQUENCES ONEARTH OF THAT COSMIC
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  • STRUGGLE IN HEAVEN.
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  • NOW, FIRST OF ALL, LET'SLOOK AT THE PANORAMA
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  • IN VERSES ONE TO SIX.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES ONE ANDTWO OF REVELATION 12,
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  • "A GREAT SIGN APPEAREDIN HEAVEN," JOHN SAID.
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  • "A WOMAN CLOTHED WITH THE SUN,
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  • AND THE MOON UNDER HER FEET,
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  • AND ON HER HEAD HERCROWN OF 12 STARS,
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  • AND SHE WAS WITH CHILD."
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  • IT'S VERY CLEAR, THISWOMAN REPRESENTS ISRAEL.
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  • AND IT SAYS IN VERSETWO SHE WAS WITH CHILD,
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  • A WOMAN IN LABOR.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE CHURCH IS NEVERDESCRIBED AS A MARRIED WOMAN
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  • OR A WOMAN IN LABOR, SHEIS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.
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  • BUT HERE, ISRAEL IS A WOMANWHO'S ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH,
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  • AND SHE CRIED OUT BEING INLABOR AND PAIN TO GIVE BIRTH.
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  • AS WE'LL SEE, IN A MOMENT,THE CHILD IS JESUS CHRIST.
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  • THIS IS THE SIGN OF THE WOMAN.
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  • THERE WAS A SECOND SIGN,VERSES THREE TO SIX,
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  • THE SIGN OF THE DRAGON.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE THREE,
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  • THEN ANOTHER SIGNAPPEARED IN HEAVEN,
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  • AND BEHOLD, A GREAT REDDRAGON, HAVING SEVEN HEADS
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  • AND 10 HORNS, AND ON HISHEADS WERE SEVEN DIADEMS.
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  • AND HIS, THAT IS THE DRAGON'S,
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  • TAIL SWEPT AWAY A THIRDOF THE STARS OF HEAVEN
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  • AND THREW THEM TO THE EARTH.
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  • AND THE DRAGON STOODBEFORE THE WOMAN, ISRAEL,
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  • WHO WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH,
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  • SO THAT WHEN SHE GAVE BIRTH,HE MIGHT DEVOUR THE CHILD.
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  • VERSE FIVE, AND ISRAELGAVE BIRTH TO A SON,
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  • A MALE CHILD WHO IS TORULE ALL THE NATIONS
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  • WITH A ROD OF IRON, AND HERCHILD WAS CAUGHT UP TO GOD
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  • AND TO HIS THRONE.
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  • THAT'S A REFERENCE TOTHE ASCENSION OF CHRIST.
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  • ISN'T IT INTERESTING THATTHE WHOLE STORY OF JESUS,
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  • HIS BIRTH, HIS PERFECT LIFE,HIS DEATH, HIS RESURRECTION,
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  • HIS ASCENSION, ARE TOLD INONE HALF OF ONE SENTENCE?
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  • WHY IS MORE ATTENTION NOTGIVEN TO THOSE THINGS?
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  • BECAUSE THAT'S NOT THEFOCUS OF THIS CHAPTER.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT THE STRUGGLEBETWEEN GOD AND SATAN.
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  • SO WHEN THE DRAGON WAS NOTSUCCESSFUL, NOTICE WHAT HAPPENS,
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  • VERSE SIX, IN BETWEENTHE END OF VERSE FIVE
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  • AND VERSE SIX IN ALLTHAT WHITE SPACE THERE,
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  • ARE THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
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  • BECAUSE JOHN FAST FORWARDSTHOUSANDS OF YEARS,
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  • SINCE THE ASCENSION OFCHRIST INTO THE FUTURE,
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  • AND SPECIFICALLY THE FINALTHREE AND A HALF YEARS
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  • OF EARTH'S HISTORY.
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  • THEN THE WOMAN, WHOIS THE WOMAN? ISRAEL.
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  • THEN ISRAEL FLEDINTO THE WILDERNESS
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  • WHERE SHE HAD A PLACEPREPARED BY GOD,
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  • SO THAT SHE WOULD BE NOURISHEDTHERE FOR 1.260 DAYS.
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  • YOU KNOW HOW LONG 1.260DAYS IS? 42 MONTHS.
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  • YOU KNOW HOW LONG 42 MONTHSIS? THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
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  • EVERY TIME IN REVELATION,YOU FIND THOSE DESCRIPTIONS
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  • FOR THIS FINAL PERIODOF TIME, 1.260 YEARS,
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  • 42 MONTHS, THREE AND AHALF YEARS, 1.260 DAYS.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT YOU FIND HERE.
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  • AND VERSE SIX ISA FAST FORWARDING
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  • TO THE FINAL THREEAND A HALF YEARS,
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  • WHERE THE DRAGONIS PURSUING ISRAEL
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  • AND SHE FLEES INTOTHE WILDERNESS
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  • FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
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  • AND IT'S GOING TO BE A TIMEOF PERSECUTION FOR ISRAEL.
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  • NOW, THAT IS A PANORAMA OFTHE WHOLE COSMIC STRUGGLE.
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  • WHEN WE COME TO THE NEXTVERSE, IN VERSE SEVEN,
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  • JOHN IS GOING TO ZERO IN
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  • ON THOSE FINAL THREEAND A HALF YEARS BY,
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  • FIRST OF ALL, LOOKING AT ITFROM A HEAVENLY VIEWPOINT.
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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HEAVEN
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  • DURING THESE FINALTHREE AND A HALF YEARS?
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  • THERE IS A WAR IN HEAVEN.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE SEVEN, ANDTHERE WAS A WAR IN HEAVEN.
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  • MICHAEL AND HIS ANGELSWAGING WAR WITH THE DRAGON,
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  • THAT IS SATAN.
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  • THE DRAGON AND HISANGELS WAGED WAR,
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  • AND THEY WERE NOT STRONG ENOUGH.
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  • AND THERE WAS NO LONGERA PLACE FOUND FOR THEM,
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  • THAT IS SATAN AND HISANGELS, IN HEAVEN.
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  • NOW, MICHAEL IS THECHIEF ARCHANGEL.
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  • HE'S THE ONLY ARCHANGELNAMED IN THE BIBLE.
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  • HE'S ALSO KNOWN AS THEPATRON SAINT OF ISRAEL,
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  • THE UNIQUE PROTECTOR OF ISRAEL.
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  • I THINK, VERY LOGICALLY,AS THE ARCHANGEL,
  • 00:12:37.313 --> 00:12:40.482
  • HE'S THE ONE WHO INHERITEDLUCIFER'S POSITION
  • 00:12:40.516 --> 00:12:43.686
  • AS CHIEF OF STAFF, AFTERLUCIFER WAS CAST OUT OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:43.719 --> 00:12:48.190
  • WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLYWHAT HAPPENED,
  • 00:12:48.224 --> 00:12:50.259
  • BUT THERE WAS A WAR IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:12:50.292 --> 00:12:53.329
  • AND THEY LOST, SATANAND HIS DEMONS,
  • 00:12:53.362 --> 00:12:56.031
  • AND LOOK AT THERESULT, VERSE NINE.
  • 00:12:56.065 --> 00:12:58.334
  • AND THE GREAT DRAGONWAS THROWN DOWN.
  • 00:12:58.367 --> 00:13:03.138
  • UNDERLINE THAT, HEWAS THROWN DOWN.
  • 00:13:03.172 --> 00:13:05.407
  • THE SERPENT OF OLD, WHO HASCALLED THE DEVIL AND SATAN,
  • 00:13:05.441 --> 00:13:08.077
  • WHO DECEIVES THEWHOLE WORLD, HE WAS,
  • 00:13:08.110 --> 00:13:10.112
  • THERE YOU GET ITAGAIN, THROWN DOWN,
  • 00:13:10.145 --> 00:13:13.182
  • AND HIS ANGELS WERETHROWN DOWN WITH HIM.
  • 00:13:13.215 --> 00:13:18.187
  • THIS IS WHAT YOU CALLA REAL THROW DOWN
  • 00:13:18.220 --> 00:13:20.489
  • THAT TAKES PLACE HERE.
  • 00:13:20.522 --> 00:13:22.057
  • THIS IS AN ULTIMATE,FINAL DEFEAT HERE.
  • 00:13:22.091 --> 00:13:25.027
  • HE THROWS DOWN THE GREAT DRAGON.
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:29.064
  • FOLKS, WE'VE GOT TO REALIZE,WE'RE IN A WAR, WE'RE IN A WAR.
  • 00:13:29.098 --> 00:13:33.769
  • WE ARE ONE ARMY,A CHRISTIAN ARMY.
  • 00:13:33.802 --> 00:13:36.772
  • AND WE CANNOT DO SATAN'S WORKIN ACCUSING THE BRETHREN.
  • 00:13:36.805 --> 00:13:41.176
  • THAT'S WHAT SATAN DOES.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:42.611
  • HE ACCUSES THEBRETHREN DAY AND NIGHT.
  • 00:13:42.645 --> 00:13:45.881
  • BUT NOW, THE ACCUSEROF THE BRETHREN
  • 00:13:45.915 --> 00:13:48.350
  • HAS BEEN THROWN DOWN TO EARTH.
  • 00:13:48.384 --> 00:13:51.287
  • AND THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:51.320 --> 00:13:53.622
  • BUT IT'S BAD NEWS FOR THE EARTH.
  • 00:13:53.656 --> 00:13:55.224
  • LOOK AT VERSES 10TO 12, WOE ON EARTH.
  • 00:13:55.257 --> 00:13:58.494
  • THEN I HEARD A LOUDVOICE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:58.527 --> 00:14:01.297
  • I THINK THIS IS THETRIBULATION SAINTS,
  • 00:14:01.330 --> 00:14:03.399
  • THOSE WHO WERE MARTYREDFOR THEIR FAITH,
  • 00:14:03.432 --> 00:14:05.034
  • IN HEAVEN SAYING, "NOW THESALVATION AND THE POWER
  • 00:14:05.067 --> 00:14:08.904
  • IN THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD
  • 00:14:08.938 --> 00:14:10.606
  • AND THE AUTHORITY OFHIS CHRIST HAVE COME,
  • 00:14:10.639 --> 00:14:13.142
  • FOR THE ACCUSER OF OURBRETHREN HAS BEEN THROWN DOWN,
  • 00:14:13.175 --> 00:14:16.645
  • HE WHO ACCUSES THEM BEFOREGOD, DAY AND NIGHT."
  • 00:14:16.679 --> 00:14:20.983
  • BUT FORTUNATELY, SATANISN'T THE ONLY ONE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:21.016 --> 00:14:24.453
  • HEBREWS 7:25 SAYSWE HAVE AN ADVOCATE
  • 00:14:24.486 --> 00:14:28.190
  • WHO MAKES INTERCESSIONFOR US DAY AND NIGHT.
  • 00:14:28.223 --> 00:14:31.093
  • IN 1 JOHN 2:1, JOHN SAYS,
  • 00:14:31.126 --> 00:14:33.062
  • "BRETHREN, I'VE WRITTENTHESE THINGS TO YOU,
  • 00:14:33.095 --> 00:14:35.164
  • SO THAT YOU MAY NOT SIN.
  • 00:14:35.197 --> 00:14:36.966
  • BUT IF YOU DO SIN, YOUHAVE AN ADVOCATE, A LAWYER,
  • 00:14:36.999 --> 00:14:40.869
  • IN HEAVEN, WHO IS JESUSCHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS."
  • 00:14:40.903 --> 00:14:44.540
  • AREN'T YOU GLAD WE'VE GOT ANADVOCATE IN HEAVEN FOR US?
  • 00:14:44.573 --> 00:14:48.077
  • THAT'S WHO WE HAVE,JESUS CHRIST THE LORD.
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:52.314
  • HE ACCUSES THEM BEFOREGOD, DAY AND NIGHT.
  • 00:14:52.348 --> 00:14:55.985
  • THANK GOD HE HASBEEN THROWN DOWN.
  • 00:14:56.018 --> 00:14:57.953
  • VERSE 11, AND THEY, THATIS THE TRIBULATION SAINTS,
  • 00:14:57.987 --> 00:15:01.757
  • OVERCAME HIM BECAUSE OFTHE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
  • 00:15:01.790 --> 00:15:04.994
  • AND BECAUSE OF THE WORDOF THEIR TESTIMONY,
  • 00:15:05.027 --> 00:15:07.863
  • AND THEY DID NOTLOVE THEIR LIFE,
  • 00:15:07.896 --> 00:15:10.199
  • EVEN WHEN FACED WITH DEATH.
  • 00:15:10.232 --> 00:15:13.736
  • HE'S TALKING ABOUT THETRIBULATION SAINTS,
  • 00:15:13.769 --> 00:15:15.871
  • AND HE SAYS, "ANDTHEY OVERCAME SATAN."
  • 00:15:15.904 --> 00:15:19.908
  • I CAME ACROSS A QUOTE THIS WEEK,
  • 00:15:19.942 --> 00:15:21.677
  • I HOPE YOU'LL WRITE THIS DOWN,
  • 00:15:21.710 --> 00:15:23.879
  • "EVERY TIME YOUCHOOSE TO SUFFER,
  • 00:15:23.912 --> 00:15:28.317
  • INSTEAD OF BEINGDISLOYAL TO GOD,
  • 00:15:28.350 --> 00:15:31.687
  • THAT REPRESENTS THEDEFEAT OF SATAN.
  • 00:15:31.720 --> 00:15:35.924
  • EVERY TIME YOU CHOOSE TO SUFFER,
  • 00:15:35.958 --> 00:15:39.795
  • INSTEAD OF BEINGDISLOYAL TO GOD,
  • 00:15:39.828 --> 00:15:42.965
  • REPRESENTS THE DEFEAT OF SATAN."
  • 00:15:42.998 --> 00:15:46.001
  • THAT WAS TRUE OF THETRIBULATION SAINTS,
  • 00:15:46.035 --> 00:15:47.870
  • THEY ARE OVERCOMERS.
  • 00:15:47.903 --> 00:15:49.304
  • VERSE 12, "FOR THISREASON, REJOICE, O HEAVENS
  • 00:15:49.338 --> 00:15:52.341
  • AND YOU WHO DWELL IN THEM."
  • 00:15:52.374 --> 00:15:54.543
  • THE THROW DOWN OFSATAN IS WONDERFUL NEWS
  • 00:15:54.576 --> 00:15:57.312
  • FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN HEAVENOR WILL LIVE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:57.346 --> 00:16:00.482
  • BUT WOE TO THEEARTH AND THE SEA,
  • 00:16:00.516 --> 00:16:03.719
  • BECAUSE THE DEVILHAS COME DOWN TO YOU,
  • 00:16:03.752 --> 00:16:06.021
  • HAVING GREAT WRATH, KNOWINGTHAT HE ONLY HAS A SHORT TIME."
  • 00:16:06.055 --> 00:16:13.162
  • IT'S GOOD NEWS FOR HEAVEN,IT'S TERRIBLE NEWS FOR EARTH
  • 00:16:13.195 --> 00:16:15.998
  • WHEN SATAN GETS CAST OUT OFHEAVEN FOR THE FINAL TIME,
  • 00:16:16.031 --> 00:16:19.601
  • BECAUSE NOW HE KNOWSHIS TIME IS SHORT.
  • 00:16:19.635 --> 00:16:22.237
  • AND THAT EXPLAINS THEFINAL BATTLE ON EARTH,
  • 00:16:22.271 --> 00:16:25.941
  • WHICH IS THE FOCUSOF VERSES 13 TO 17.
  • 00:16:25.974 --> 00:16:29.545
  • WHAT IS IT THATCAUSES THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 00:16:29.578 --> 00:16:31.747
  • HALFWAY THROUGH THE TRIBULATION,
  • 00:16:31.780 --> 00:16:33.615
  • TO SUDDENLY BREAK HISCOVENANT WITH ISRAEL?
  • 00:16:33.649 --> 00:16:36.518
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING ONEARTH IS A RESULT
  • 00:16:36.552 --> 00:16:39.188
  • OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:39.221 --> 00:16:41.023
  • IT'S THAT REBELLION IN HEAVEN
  • 00:16:41.056 --> 00:16:42.724
  • AND THE THROWING DOWN OF SATAN
  • 00:16:42.758 --> 00:16:44.693
  • THAT RESULTS IN ANTICHRISTTURNING UP THE HEAT ON ISRAEL.
  • 00:16:44.726 --> 00:16:48.430
  • LOOK AT VERSE 13.
  • 00:16:48.464 --> 00:16:49.965
  • AND WHEN THE DRAGON, SATAN,SAW THAT HE WAS THROWN DOWN
  • 00:16:49.998 --> 00:16:52.835
  • TO EARTH, HE PERSECUTEDTHE WOMAN, WHO IS THAT?
  • 00:16:52.868 --> 00:16:56.605
  • ISRAEL, WHO GAVE BIRTHTO THE MALE CHILD.
  • 00:16:56.638 --> 00:17:00.142
  • BUT THE TWO WINGS OF THE GREATEAGLE WERE GIVEN TO ISRAEL,
  • 00:17:00.175 --> 00:17:04.446
  • SO THAT SHE COULD FLY INTOTHE WILDERNESS TO HER PLACE,
  • 00:17:04.480 --> 00:17:07.983
  • WHERE SHE WAS NOURISHED FOR ATIME, TIMES AND HALF A TIME,
  • 00:17:08.016 --> 00:17:12.421
  • FROM THE PRESENCEOF THE SERPENT.
  • 00:17:12.454 --> 00:17:14.189
  • THERE'S ANOTHER ILLUSTRATIONOF THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
  • 00:17:14.223 --> 00:17:16.458
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE APERSECUTION FOR
  • 00:17:16.492 --> 00:17:18.560
  • THREE AND A HALF YEARS.LOOK AT VERSE 15,
  • 00:17:18.594 --> 00:17:20.429
  • AND THE SERPENT POUREDWATER LIKE A RIVER
  • 00:17:20.462 --> 00:17:23.499
  • OUT OF HIS MOUTHAFTER THE WOMAN,
  • 00:17:23.532 --> 00:17:25.367
  • SO THAT HE MIGHT CAUSE HER TOBE SWEPT AWAY WITH THE FLOOD.
  • 00:17:25.400 --> 00:17:28.871
  • I DON'T THINK THISIS LITERAL WATER.
  • 00:17:28.904 --> 00:17:30.873
  • AGAIN, THIS IS ASIGN, AND IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:17:30.906 --> 00:17:33.342
  • A FLOOD REPRESENTSJUDGMENT, PERSECUTION.
  • 00:17:33.375 --> 00:17:38.313
  • VERSE 16, BUT THEEARTH HELPED ISRAEL
  • 00:17:38.347 --> 00:17:40.516
  • AND THE EARTH OPENED ITS MOUTH
  • 00:17:40.549 --> 00:17:42.317
  • AND DRANK UP THERIVER OF PERSECUTION,
  • 00:17:42.351 --> 00:17:44.786
  • WHICH THE DRAGON POUREDOUT OF HIS MOUTH.
  • 00:17:44.820 --> 00:17:47.589
  • SO THE DRAGON WASENRAGED WITH THE WOMAN,
  • 00:17:47.623 --> 00:17:50.993
  • AND WENT OFF TO MAKE WARWITH THE REST OF HER CHILDREN
  • 00:17:51.026 --> 00:17:54.429
  • WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
  • 00:17:54.463 --> 00:17:56.231
  • AND HOLD TO THETESTIMONY OF JESUS.
  • 00:17:56.265 --> 00:17:59.601
  • WHEN THE ANTICHRIST SEESTHAT HE'S UNSUCCESSFUL
  • 00:17:59.635 --> 00:18:02.371
  • IN GAINING ACCESS TO THOSEWHO ARE SEEKING SHELTER
  • 00:18:02.404 --> 00:18:05.674
  • IN THE WILDERNESS, IT ONLYINTENSIFIES HIS HATRED
  • 00:18:05.707 --> 00:18:09.044
  • FOR THE REST OF AWOMAN'S CHILDREN,
  • 00:18:09.077 --> 00:18:11.313
  • THAT IS THE JEWISH CHRISTIANS
  • 00:18:11.346 --> 00:18:13.782
  • WHO KEEP THECOMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD.
  • 00:18:13.815 --> 00:18:16.552
  • THIS IS A REFERENCE, PROBABLY,
  • 00:18:16.585 --> 00:18:17.719
  • TO THE 144.000JEWISH EVANGELISTS,
  • 00:18:17.753 --> 00:18:20.789
  • AS WELL AS THOSEJEWS WHO ARE SAVED
  • 00:18:20.822 --> 00:18:23.892
  • DURING THE TRIBULATIONPERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:18:23.926 --> 00:18:27.563
  • WHAT PRINCIPLES CANWE DERIVE FROM THIS
  • 00:18:27.596 --> 00:18:29.598
  • THAT WILL HELP USTHROUGH THIS NEXT WEEK
  • 00:18:29.631 --> 00:18:32.601
  • AND THROUGH THEREST OF OUR LIFE?
  • 00:18:32.634 --> 00:18:34.503
  • AS THIS BATTLE ONLY INTENSIFIES,
  • 00:18:34.536 --> 00:18:37.005
  • THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE END.
  • 00:18:37.039 --> 00:18:39.408
  • THERE ARE TWO STATEMENTSI WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN,
  • 00:18:39.441 --> 00:18:41.810
  • TWO PROMISES YOU CAN CLING TO.
  • 00:18:41.843 --> 00:18:43.679
  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD NEVERFORGETS HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:43.712 --> 00:18:49.551
  • GOD NEVER FORGETS HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:49.585 --> 00:18:50.986
  • WE SEE IN THESE FINALTHREE AND A HALF YEARS
  • 00:18:51.019 --> 00:18:53.021
  • THAT GOD'S ELECT AREGOING TO BE PROTECTED.
  • 00:18:53.055 --> 00:18:57.092
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THEYESCAPE PROBLEMS,
  • 00:18:57.125 --> 00:18:59.428
  • DOESN'T MEAN THEY ESCAPE DEATH,
  • 00:18:59.461 --> 00:19:01.330
  • BUT THEY OVERCOME BY BEINGWELCOMED INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:01.363 --> 00:19:05.434
  • GOD, WON'T FORGETHIS PEOPLE, ISRAEL,
  • 00:19:05.467 --> 00:19:07.569
  • AND HE WON'T FORGET YOU EITHER.
  • 00:19:07.603 --> 00:19:10.272
  • IF YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD,NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU
  • 00:19:10.305 --> 00:19:15.143
  • FROM HIS LOVE ANDHIS PROTECTION.
  • 00:19:15.177 --> 00:19:19.214
  • I THINK ABOUT THE CLOSEOF ROMANS CHAPTER EIGHT,
  • 00:19:19.248 --> 00:19:22.184
  • MY FAVORITE CHAPTERIN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:19:22.217 --> 00:19:25.420
  • I THINK OF THE WAY THELIVING BIBLE PUTS IT,
  • 00:19:25.454 --> 00:19:27.923
  • PAUL WROTE, "FOR I'M CONVINCED
  • 00:19:27.956 --> 00:19:29.958
  • THAT NOTHING CAN EVER SEPARATEUS FROM THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:29.992 --> 00:19:34.363
  • DEATH CAN'T AND LIFE CAN'T.
  • 00:19:34.396 --> 00:19:37.099
  • THE ANGELS WON'T AND ALLTHE POWERS OF HELL ITSELF
  • 00:19:37.132 --> 00:19:41.336
  • WILL NOT KEEP GOD'S LOVE AWAY.
  • 00:19:41.370 --> 00:19:44.239
  • OR WHEREVER WE ARE,HIGH ABOVE THE SKY
  • 00:19:44.273 --> 00:19:46.642
  • OR IN THE DEEPEST OCEAN,OUR FEARS FOR TODAY,
  • 00:19:46.675 --> 00:19:50.012
  • OR OUR WORRIES ABOUT TOMORROW,
  • 00:19:50.045 --> 00:19:51.747
  • NOTHING WILL EVER SEPARATEUS FROM THE LOVE OF GOD,
  • 00:19:51.780 --> 00:19:55.550
  • DEMONSTRATED BY OUR LORD JESUSCHRIST WHEN HE DIED FOR US.
  • 00:19:55.584 --> 00:19:59.655
  • ISN'T THAT A GREAT PROMISE?
  • 00:19:59.688 --> 00:20:01.356
  • THAT'S THE PROMISE, GOD NEVER,NEVER FORGETS HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:01.390 --> 00:20:07.496
  • THE SECOND TRUTH THAT WECAN HANG ON TO IS THIS,
  • 00:20:07.529 --> 00:20:11.133
  • SATAN'S ULTIMATEDEFEAT IS CERTAIN.
  • 00:20:11.166 --> 00:20:15.570
  • HIS ULTIMATE DEFEAT IS CERTAIN.
  • 00:20:15.604 --> 00:20:17.572
  • SATAN IS KIND OF LIKE ACONVICT ON THE RUN RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:20:17.606 --> 00:20:20.509
  • WHO KNOWS HE'SGOING TO GET CAUGHT,
  • 00:20:20.542 --> 00:20:22.544
  • BUT HE'S JUST TRYING TO WREAKAS MUCH HAVOC AS HE CAN,
  • 00:20:22.577 --> 00:20:25.480
  • UNTIL THE TIME THAT HE'SFINALLY APPREHENDED.
  • 00:20:25.514 --> 00:20:29.084
  • THE SAME IS TRUE ABOUT SATAN.
  • 00:20:29.117 --> 00:20:30.786
  • HE WAS DEFEATED AT THECROSS OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:20:30.819 --> 00:20:34.089
  • HIS CAPTURE IS INEVITABLE.
  • 00:20:34.122 --> 00:20:36.992
  • BUT UNTIL THATTIME, REMEMBER THIS,
  • 00:20:37.025 --> 00:20:39.995
  • SATAN HAS NO MOREPOWER OVER YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:40.028 --> 00:20:46.234
  • THAN YOU CHOOSE TOALLOW HIM TO HAVE.
  • 00:20:46.268 --> 00:20:48.970
  • THE POWER, THE GRIP,YOU THINK HE HAS
  • 00:20:49.004 --> 00:20:52.040
  • ON YOUR LIFE RIGHTNOW, IS IMAGINARY.
  • 00:20:52.074 --> 00:20:57.245
  • NEIL ANDERSON HASWRITTEN A GREAT BOOK
  • 00:20:57.279 --> 00:20:59.247
  • IN WHICH HE DESCRIBES HOW HECAME TO REALIZE THAT TRUTH.
  • 00:20:59.281 --> 00:21:03.118
  • THIS IS A GREATSTORY, LISTEN TO IT.
  • 00:21:03.151 --> 00:21:05.354
  • "WHEN I WAS A BOY ON THEFARM, MY DAD, MY BROTHER
  • 00:21:05.387 --> 00:21:08.824
  • AND I WOULD VISITOUR NEIGHBOR'S FARM
  • 00:21:08.857 --> 00:21:10.592
  • TO SHARE PRODUCE AND LABOR.
  • 00:21:10.625 --> 00:21:13.095
  • THE NEIGHBOR HADA YAPPY LITTLE DOG
  • 00:21:13.128 --> 00:21:15.163
  • THAT SCARED THE SOCKS OFF ME.
  • 00:21:15.197 --> 00:21:18.233
  • WHEN IT CAME BARKINGAROUND THE CORNER,
  • 00:21:18.266 --> 00:21:20.135
  • MY DAD AND BROTHER STOODTHEIR GROUND, BUT I RAN.
  • 00:21:20.168 --> 00:21:24.740
  • GUESS WHO THE DOG CHASED.
  • 00:21:24.773 --> 00:21:26.274
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:21:26.308 --> 00:21:28.076
  • I ESCAPED TO THE TOPOF OUR PICKUP TRUCK
  • 00:21:28.110 --> 00:21:30.445
  • WHILE THE LITTLE DOG YAPPEDAT ME FROM THE GROUND.
  • 00:21:30.479 --> 00:21:34.082
  • EVERYONE EXCEPT ME COULD SEE
  • 00:21:34.116 --> 00:21:36.118
  • THAT THIS LITTLE DOGHAD NO POWER OVER ME,
  • 00:21:36.151 --> 00:21:39.354
  • EXCEPT WHEN I GAVE IN.
  • 00:21:39.388 --> 00:21:41.790
  • FURTHERMORE, IT HADNO INHERENT POWER
  • 00:21:41.823 --> 00:21:44.760
  • TO THROW ME UP ON THE PICKUP.
  • 00:21:44.793 --> 00:21:46.962
  • IT WAS MY BELIEFTHAT PUT ME UP THERE.
  • 00:21:46.995 --> 00:21:50.265
  • BECAUSE I CHOSETO BELIEVE A LIE,
  • 00:21:50.298 --> 00:21:52.901
  • I ESSENTIALLY ALLOWEDTHAT DOG TO USE MY MIND,
  • 00:21:52.934 --> 00:21:56.571
  • EMOTIONS AND MYWILL, MY MUSCLES,
  • 00:21:56.605 --> 00:21:59.107
  • ALL OF WHICH WEREMOTIVATED BY FEAR.
  • 00:21:59.141 --> 00:22:02.377
  • FINALLY, I GATHEREDUP MY COURAGE,
  • 00:22:02.411 --> 00:22:05.046
  • JUMPED OFF THE PICKUP ANDKICKED A SMALL ROCK AT THE MUTT.
  • 00:22:05.080 --> 00:22:10.919
  • AND LOW AND BEHOLD, IT RAN."
  • 00:22:10.952 --> 00:22:14.556
  • NOW THAT'S SATAN.
  • 00:22:14.589 --> 00:22:16.057
  • HE HAS NO MORE POWER OVER YOU,THAN THAT LITTLE MUTT DOES,
  • 00:22:16.091 --> 00:22:19.928
  • AND EVERY TIME YOU STAND YOURGROUND AND SAY NO TO HIM,
  • 00:22:19.961 --> 00:22:24.699
  • YOU LESSEN THE GRIP YOUTHINK HE HAS ON YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:24.733 --> 00:22:29.771
  • JAMES SAID IT THISWAY IN JAMES 4:7,
  • 00:22:29.805 --> 00:22:33.175
  • "RESIST THE DEVILAND HE WILL-" WHAT?
  • 00:22:33.208 --> 00:22:37.579
  • "HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU."
  • 00:22:37.612 --> 00:22:40.515
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:40.549 --> 00:22:45.520
  • THE DEVIL IS AFORMIDABLE OPPONENT,
  • 00:22:45.554 --> 00:22:48.390
  • BUT HE'S NOT INVINCIBLE.
  • 00:22:48.423 --> 00:22:50.459
  • AND JUST AS YOU AND I CANOVERCOME HIS INFLUENCE
  • 00:22:50.492 --> 00:22:53.061
  • IN OUR LIVES, GOD WILL CONQUERSATAN ONCE AND FOR ALL.
  • 00:22:53.094 --> 00:22:58.033
  • BUT BEFORE OUR TIME IS UP TODAY,
  • 00:22:58.066 --> 00:23:00.235
  • I WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDETO THOSE OF YOU WHO INVEST
  • 00:23:00.268 --> 00:23:03.538
  • IN THIS DAILY PROGRAM.
  • 00:23:03.572 --> 00:23:05.407
  • I'M PLEASED TO TELL YOU
  • 00:23:05.440 --> 00:23:06.908
  • THAT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IS AIRING ON TELEVISION
  • 00:23:06.942 --> 00:23:08.877
  • AND RADIO STATIONSALL ACROSS OUR COUNTRY
  • 00:23:08.910 --> 00:23:11.847
  • AND AROUND OUR WORLD.
  • 00:23:11.880 --> 00:23:13.715
  • AND WE'RE ABLE TO SAYYES TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:23:13.748 --> 00:23:17.152
  • BECAUSE MEN ANDWOMEN JUST LIKE YOU
  • 00:23:17.185 --> 00:23:19.588
  • ARE PROVIDING THE FINANCIALRESOURCES REQUIRED TO DO SO.
  • 00:23:19.621 --> 00:23:24.059
  • SO, THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR GENEROUS GIVING.
  • 00:23:24.092 --> 00:23:27.162
  • TOGETHER WE AREPIERCING THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:27.195 --> 00:23:29.865
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [NARRATOR] OUR WORLD ISGROWING DARKER AND DARKER,
  • 00:23:39.341 --> 00:23:41.543
  • BUT THE BOOK OFREVELATION TEACHES
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  • THAT ONE DAY SOON,THE DARKNESS WILL PASS
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  • AND OUR LONG AWAITEDKING OF KINGS
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  • AND LORD OF LORDS WILL RETURNAND MAKE HIS FINAL CONQUEST.
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  • THE BOOK OF REVELATIONISN'T JUST THE UNVEILING
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  • OF FUTURE EVENTS, IT'STHE UNVEILING OF A PERSON.
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  • AND IN MY NEW BOOK,"FINAL CONQUEST",
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  • YOU'LL LEARN ABOUTTHE GREAT HOPE WE HAVE
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  • IN THE TRIUMPHANT RETURNOF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:02.931 --> 00:24:06.501
  • [NARRATOR] A COPY OF DR.JEFFRESS' FIRST FULL COMMENTARY
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  • ON THE BOOK OFREVELATION IS YOURS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:24:11.506 --> 00:24:14.142
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVEALL 28 MESSAGES
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  • IN DR. JEFFRESS' STUDYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:24:19.247 --> 00:24:22.117
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • REMEMBER, THIS BOOK WAS WRITTENTO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS,
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  • AND THE THEME IS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:24:28.723 --> 00:24:30.725
  • JOHN SAYS, "REMAINFAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST
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  • IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION."
  • 00:24:35.530 --> 00:24:37.098
  • WHY? BECAUSE JESUSIS COMING AGAIN SOON
  • 00:24:37.132 --> 00:24:42.103
  • TO REWARD THE RIGHTEOUS
  • 00:24:42.137 --> 00:24:44.205
  • AND TO PUNISH THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
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  • [NARRATOR] THANK YOUFOR GIVING GENEROUSLY
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  • AND REQUESTING THESE BRANDNEW BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES,
  • 00:24:48.209 --> 00:24:51.313
  • DR. JEFFRESS' VERSEBY VERSE COMMENTARY
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  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONAND ALL 28 MESSAGES
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  • IN DR. JEFFRESS' STUDYON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:24:56.918 --> 00:24:59.554
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • TOGETHER, WE AREPROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:25:01.790 --> 00:25:04.225
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • 00:25:06.161 --> 00:25:09.965
  • THERE ARE ONLY TWOKINGDOMS IN THIS WORLD,
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  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD ANDTHE KINGDOM OF SATAN.
  • 00:25:12.934 --> 00:25:16.338
  • AND THOSE WHO ARE A PART OFGOD'S KINGDOM CAN BE ASSURED
  • 00:25:16.371 --> 00:25:19.441
  • OF GOD'S DELIVERANCEFROM OUR ENEMY,
  • 00:25:19.474 --> 00:25:22.477
  • AND THE TERRIBLE PLANTHAT HE HAS FOR OUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:22.510 --> 00:25:26.381
  • WELL, IN THE FINAL YEARSOF EARTH'S HISTORY,
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  • SATAN WILL RECEIVESOME ADDITIONAL HELP
  • 00:25:29.217 --> 00:25:32.187
  • FROM TWO KEY INDIVIDUALS,
  • 00:25:32.220 --> 00:25:34.689
  • THE ANTICHRIST ANDTHE FALSE PROPHET.
  • 00:25:34.723 --> 00:25:37.459
  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'RE GOING TOEXPLORE WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:25:37.492 --> 00:25:41.229
  • AND THEIR INSIDIOUS WORKDURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
  • 00:25:41.262 --> 00:25:44.799
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:44.833 --> 00:25:47.702
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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  • [NARRATOR] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:50.472 --> 00:25:52.574
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY",
  • 00:25:52.607 --> 00:25:55.243
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:55.276 --> 00:25:57.579
  • OF "FINAL CONQUEST", AVERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY
  • 00:25:57.612 --> 00:26:00.949
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:26:00.982 --> 00:26:02.517
  • FROM THE MINISTRY OFDR. ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:26:02.550 --> 00:26:04.986
  • PLUS THE BOOKLET "BIBLEPROPHECY MADE SIMPLE"
  • 00:26:05.020 --> 00:26:07.589
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:07.622 --> 00:26:10.725
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:26:10.759 --> 00:26:12.427
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:12.460 --> 00:26:15.230
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOUA CD AND DVD COPY
  • 00:26:15.263 --> 00:26:18.299
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:18.333 --> 00:26:20.869
  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATIONCALLED "FINAL CONQUEST".
  • 00:26:20.902 --> 00:26:23.972
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:24.005 --> 00:26:25.740
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:25.774 --> 00:26:27.909
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING,
  • 00:26:27.942 --> 00:26:29.511
  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:29.544 --> 00:26:31.813
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
  • 00:26:31.846 --> 00:26:34.883
  • WHERE IS THE BALANCE BETWEENFREEDOM AND SECURITY?
  • 00:26:34.916 --> 00:26:40.822
  • IN THE PAST, TYRANTSLIKE ADOLF HITLER,
  • 00:26:40.855 --> 00:26:45.193
  • STALIN, HO CHI MINH,
  • 00:26:45.226 --> 00:26:47.228
  • HAVE ALL USED THEPROMISE OF SECURITY
  • 00:26:47.262 --> 00:26:51.199
  • TO THEIR PEOPLE TOACCUMULATE GREAT POWER
  • 00:26:51.232 --> 00:26:54.436
  • AND BECOME THE DICTATORSTHAT THEY WERE.
  • 00:26:54.469 --> 00:26:57.472
  • AND THE BIBLE TEACHES THATIN THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS
  • 00:26:57.505 --> 00:27:00.842
  • OF EARTH'S HISTORY, THEREWILL BE ANOTHER DICTATOR
  • 00:27:00.875 --> 00:27:04.345
  • WHO WILL RISE TOPOWER, NOT BY FORCE,
  • 00:27:04.379 --> 00:27:08.116
  • BUT BY PEOPLE WILLINGLY SAYING,
  • 00:27:08.149 --> 00:27:10.285
  • "WE WILL GIVE UP OURFREEDOM IN ORDER TO,
  • 00:27:10.318 --> 00:27:13.655
  • FOR YOU TO PROMISE US SECURITY."
  • 00:27:13.688 --> 00:27:17.292
  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE,"THE DIABOLICAL DUO",
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY".
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