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October 27, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - Look in 1 Thessalonians 1,
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  • - Look in 1 Thessalonians 1,and I'll begin reading
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  • and I'll begin readingwith verse 8.
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  • with verse 8."For from you, the word
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  • "For from you, the wordof the Lord has sounded
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  • of the Lord has soundedforth not only in
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  • forth not only inMacedonia and Achaia,
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  • Macedonia and Achaia,but also in every place
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  • but also in every placeyour faith toward
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  • your faith towardGod has gone out.
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  • God has gone out.So that we do not
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  • So that we do notneed to say anything.
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  • need to say anything.For they themselves declare
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  • For they themselves declareconcerning us what manner
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  • concerning us what mannerof entry we had to you,
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  • of entry we had to you,and how that you turned
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  • and how that you turnedto God from idols to serve
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  • to God from idols to servethe living and true God."
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  • the living and true God."Listen to these words.
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  • Listen to these words."And to wait for
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  • "And to wait forHis Son from Heaven."
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  • His Son from Heaven."What he's saying is
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  • What he's saying isto wait for His Son
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  • to wait for His Sonfrom Heaven to return.
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  • from Heaven to return.Whom He raised from the dead,
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  • Whom He raised from the dead,even Jesus, who gives us --
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  • even Jesus, who gives us --"...who delivers us from
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  • He said to those saints
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  • He said to those saintsand this church -- He says you
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  • and this church -- He says youwere eaten up with idolatry,
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  • were eaten up with idolatry,but everywhere we go,
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  • but everywhere we go,we're hearing of your faith.
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  • we're hearing of your faith.People in the community
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  • People in the communityare talking about the change
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  • are talking about the changethat has happened in you.
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  • that has happened in you.You have turned from idols
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  • You have turned from idolsto the true and living God.
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  • to the true and living God.You were obsessed with idols,
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  • You were obsessed with idols,but suddenly,
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  • but suddenly,you're declaring one God.
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  • you're declaring one God.You had many gods,
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  • You had many gods,but now you're declaring
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  • but now you're declaringyou have one God.
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  • you have one God.And you're serving the true God.
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  • And you're serving the true God.And you're waiting.
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  • And you're waiting.Notice the characteristics of
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  • Notice the characteristics ofa life that's been transformed.
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  • a life that's been transformed.Number one:
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  • Number one:you turn from idols.
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  • you turn from idols.You're not the same person.
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  • You're not the same person.You don't live
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  • You don't livefor the same reasons.
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  • for the same reasons.You don't have idols.
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  • You don't have idols.An idol is anything that's
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  • An idol is anything that'sbigger than God in your life.
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  • bigger than God in your life.And you've turned from idols --
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  • And you've turned from idols --all of them, to the one,
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  • all of them, to the one,true, living God.
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  • true, living God.And then he makes this
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  • And then he makes thispowerful statement.
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  • powerful statement.And we're seeing and hearing --
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  • And we're seeing and hearing --everybody in the community'S
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  • everybody in the community'Stalking about how you're
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  • talking about how you'rewaiting for the soon return
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  • waiting for the soon returnof the Son of God from Heaven.
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  • of the Son of God from Heaven.Notice that they had something
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  • Notice that they had somethingabout them that wasn't just
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  • about them that wasn't justsaved, transformed,
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  • saved, transformed,turned from idols,
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  • turned from idols,born again, baptized.
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  • born again, baptized.But part of their testimony
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  • But part of their testimonywas those people are eagerly,
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  • was those people are eagerly,earnestly waiting for
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  • earnestly waiting forJesus to come back again.
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  • Jesus to come back again.They are fully expecting
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  • They are fully expectingthe return of the Son of God
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  • the return of the Son of Godfrom Heaven.
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  • from Heaven.They've turned from their idols.
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  • They've turned from their idols.And you and I have
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  • And you and I havedone the same thing,
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  • done the same thing,if you've been saved.
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  • if you've been saved.We've turned from foolishness,
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  • We've turned from foolishness,and emptiness, and living
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  • and emptiness, and livingand serving dead things
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  • and serving dead thingsthat cannot satisfy.
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  • that cannot satisfy.And we've been washed
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  • And we've been washedin the blood of Jesus,
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  • in the blood of Jesus,and we are serving one God.
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  • and we are serving one God.Jehovah.
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  • Jehovah.The king of kings.
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  • The king of kings.Jesus is Lord.
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  • Jesus is Lord.He's coming for me,
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  • He's coming for me,and I'm waiting for Him.
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  • and I'm waiting for Him.And the next great thing
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  • And the next great thingto happen in the church
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  • to happen in the churchis the rapture of the church.
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  • is the rapture of the church.The coming of
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  • The coming ofthe Son of God from Heaven.
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  • the Son of God from Heaven.The next great event
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  • The next great eventis the rapture of the church.
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  • is the rapture of the church.Suddenly, believers will be
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  • Suddenly, believers will betaken out without warning.
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  • taken out without warning.The Bible said in the moment,
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  • The Bible said in the moment,in the twinkling of an eye,
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  • in the twinkling of an eye,we shall be changed.
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  • we shall be changed.We'll leave this world.
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  • We'll leave this world.Millions will disappear.
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  • Millions will disappear.That's what scripture
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  • That's what scriptureteaches profoundly.
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  • teaches profoundly.It is not a fairy tale.
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  • It is not a fairy tale.It is -- one-third of this book
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  • It is -- one-third of this bookis prophecies about the second
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  • is prophecies about the secondcoming of Jesus Christ.
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  • coming of Jesus Christ.We know that that's what
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  • We know that that's whatthey were doing,
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  • they were doing,and that's what we're
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  • and that's what we'resupposed to be doing.
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  • supposed to be doing.We're waiting.
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  • We're waiting.We've been delivered from idols.
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  • We've been delivered from idols.We're serving God.
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  • We're serving God.He's delivered us
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  • He's delivered usfrom the wrath to come.
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  • from the wrath to come.And we're waiting for
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  • And we're waiting forthe Son of Heaven
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  • the Son of Heavento return again.
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  • to return again.Everybody's waiting
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  • Everybody's waitingfor something.
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  • for something.We wait at stoplights.
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  • We wait at stoplights.I do.
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  • I do.[laughter]
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  • [laughter]And we wait,
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  • And we wait,and we pull out our smartphones
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  • and we pull out our smartphonesbecause we're waiting.
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  • because we're waiting.We can't stand to just sit still
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  • We can't stand to just sit stillfor anything.
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  • for anything.So I check all my messages,
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  • So I check all my messages,and I'm waiting.
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  • and I'm waiting.Waiting on that light to change.
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  • Waiting on that light to change.Or we put jelly on our biscuit,
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  • Or we put jelly on our biscuit,or we turn around
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  • or we turn aroundand slap one of the children.
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  • and slap one of the children.You know - whatever.
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  • You know - whatever.But we're waiting.
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  • But we're waiting.We're waiting.
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  • We're waiting.For me, I'm waiting.
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  • For me, I'm waiting.I'm watching the other side
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  • I'm watching the other sideof the lights so that
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  • of the lights so thatI can rev my motor up
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  • I can rev my motor upwhen I see it
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  • when I see itstarting to change.
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  • starting to change.I'm waiting.
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  • I'm waiting.Eagerly waiting.
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  • Eagerly waiting.The Bible teaches us that
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  • The Bible teaches us thatwe're not the only ones waiting.
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  • we're not the only ones waiting.He says in Roman 8:22-23,
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  • He says in Roman 8:22-23,"...for we know that
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  • "...for we know thatthe whole creation..."
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  • the whole creation..."all of the earth --
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  • all of the earth --the mountains, the trees,
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  • the mountains, the trees,the oceans -- they are --
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  • the oceans -- they are --listen to this.
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  • listen to this."The whole creation groans
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  • "The whole creation groansand labors with birth pains
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  • and labors with birth painstogether until now.
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  • together until now.Not only that we also have
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  • Not only that we also havethe first fruits of the spirit,
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  • the first fruits of the spirit,but even ourselves groan
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  • but even ourselves groanwithin ourselves..." -- listen
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  • within ourselves..." -- listen-- "Eagerly awaiting
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  • -- "Eagerly awaitingthe adoption of the redemption
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  • the adoption of the redemptionof these old physical bodies."
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  • of these old physical bodies."What he's saying is that
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  • What he's saying is thateverything that God made
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  • everything that God madein the creation -- the stars,
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  • in the creation -- the stars,the moon, the sun, the earth,
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  • the moon, the sun, the earth,the trees, the plants,
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  • the trees, the plants,the flowers -- they are
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  • the flowers -- they areanxiously, eagerly awaiting
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  • anxiously, eagerly awaitingthe moment that the trumpet
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  • the moment that the trumpetsounds and our new bodies
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  • sounds and our new bodiesare given to us.
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  • are given to us.We've got something to wait for.
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  • We've got something to wait for.We've got something
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  • We've got somethingto look forward to.
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  • to look forward to.Something better
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  • Something betterthan a sporting event.
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  • than a sporting event.Something better
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  • Something betterthan a job promotion.
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  • than a job promotion.Something better than
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  • Something better thana new car or a new house.
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  • a new car or a new house.We and the whole creation
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  • We and the whole creationis earnestly -- the trees,
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  • is earnestly -- the trees,the oceans, the stars, the moon.
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  • the oceans, the stars, the moon.That's why sometimes
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  • That's why sometimesthe earth has birth pains.
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  • the earth has birth pains.And we would call
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  • And we would callthem earthquakes,
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  • them earthquakes,and we would call
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  • and we would callthem hurricanes,
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  • them hurricanes,and we would call
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  • and we would callthem freaks of nature,
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  • them freaks of nature,and storms, and tornadoes.
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  • and storms, and tornadoes.All that is, is the earth
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  • All that is, is the earththat's been under a curse
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  • that's been under a cursesince Adam and Eve fell,
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  • since Adam and Eve fell,eagerly awaiting the moment
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  • eagerly awaiting the momentthat they can be restored.
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  • that they can be restored.As beautiful as the world is,
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  • As beautiful as the world is,it's still under the curse.
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  • it's still under the curse.Every flower in your yard
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  • Every flower in your yardis beautiful, but it's not
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  • is beautiful, but it's notas beautiful as it knows
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  • as beautiful as it knowsit can be when it gets
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  • it can be when it getsthe curse off of it.
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  • the curse off of it.And when the sun comes,
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  • And when the sun comes,even the creation is moaning
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  • even the creation is moaningand groaning, and the earth
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  • and groaning, and the earthhas earthquakes.
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  • has earthquakes.And that's why Jesus said,
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  • And that's why Jesus said,the sooner -- "...when you get
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  • the sooner -- "...when you getclose to my coming..."
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  • close to my coming..."there will be earthquakes
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  • there will be earthquakesin diverse places.
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  • in diverse places.More, and more, and more.
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  • More, and more, and more.It's just like a woman
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  • It's just like a womanwho's giving birth.
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  • who's giving birth.The earth even testifies,
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  • The earth even testifies,the Son of Heaven
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  • the Son of Heavenis coming again.
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  • is coming again.We're waiting for that day
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  • We're waiting for that dayof full beauty like
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  • of full beauty likewe've never seen before.
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  • we've never seen before.The Jewish rabbis teach
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  • The Jewish rabbis teachthat when Messiah comes,
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  • that when Messiah comes,even the dirt will glow.
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  • even the dirt will glow.We're going -- we've gotten
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  • We're going -- we've gottenused to ugliness.
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  • used to ugliness.We've gotten used to --
  • 00:07:29.128 --> 00:07:30.696
  • We've gotten used to --but the curse will be lifted,
  • 00:07:30.696 --> 00:07:32.098
  • but the curse will be lifted,and the whole creation
  • 00:07:32.098 --> 00:07:34.300
  • and the whole creationgroans with labor pains.
  • 00:07:34.300 --> 00:07:35.368
  • groans with labor pains.It's creation saying,
  • 00:07:35.368 --> 00:07:37.637
  • It's creation saying,"Oh God, lift this ugly veil,
  • 00:07:37.637 --> 00:07:39.539
  • "Oh God, lift this ugly veil,and take us back to Eden,
  • 00:07:39.539 --> 00:07:41.707
  • and take us back to Eden,and show us how we can be
  • 00:07:41.707 --> 00:07:43.242
  • and show us how we can bein our full glory."
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  • in our full glory."If these bodies are good
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  • If these bodies are goodfor several years,
  • 00:07:47.179 --> 00:07:48.147
  • for several years,can you imagine what
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  • can you imagine whatour new and glorified bodies
  • 00:07:50.116 --> 00:07:51.217
  • our new and glorified bodiesare going to be like?
  • 00:07:51.217 --> 00:07:52.818
  • are going to be like?And then he says in verse 23,
  • 00:07:52.818 --> 00:07:54.387
  • And then he says in verse 23,"...eagerly awaiting..."
  • 00:07:54.387 --> 00:07:57.023
  • "...eagerly awaiting..."There's a homesick feeling
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  • There's a homesick feelingthat's supposed to be inside
  • 00:07:58.424 --> 00:08:00.026
  • that's supposed to be insideof all of us who have
  • 00:08:00.026 --> 00:08:01.727
  • of all of us who haveturned from idols,
  • 00:08:01.727 --> 00:08:03.129
  • turned from idols,and been born and washed
  • 00:08:03.129 --> 00:08:04.931
  • and been born and washedin the blood of Jesus,
  • 00:08:04.931 --> 00:08:06.365
  • in the blood of Jesus,and serving the true
  • 00:08:06.365 --> 00:08:07.767
  • and serving the trueand living God.
  • 00:08:07.767 --> 00:08:09.869
  • and living God.There is also with that supposed
  • 00:08:09.869 --> 00:08:12.672
  • There is also with that supposedto be a homesick feeling
  • 00:08:12.672 --> 00:08:14.640
  • to be a homesick feelinginside of all of us for
  • 00:08:14.640 --> 00:08:18.578
  • inside of all of us forthe soon return of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:08:18.578 --> 00:08:22.214
  • the soon return of Jesus Christ.Hebrews 9:27-28 said,
  • 00:08:22.214 --> 00:08:24.116
  • Hebrews 9:27-28 said,"...to those who eagerly
  • 00:08:24.116 --> 00:08:25.451
  • "...to those who eagerlywait for Him
  • 00:08:25.451 --> 00:08:28.321
  • wait for Himwill He appear a second time."
  • 00:08:28.321 --> 00:08:29.422
  • will He appear a second time."And there's supposed to be
  • 00:08:29.422 --> 00:08:30.790
  • And there's supposed to besomething in us
  • 00:08:30.790 --> 00:08:32.692
  • something in usthat we live every day --
  • 00:08:32.692 --> 00:08:34.360
  • that we live every day --Jesus could come today.
  • 00:08:34.360 --> 00:08:36.329
  • Jesus could come today.Jesus is coming back again.
  • 00:08:36.329 --> 00:08:37.730
  • Jesus is coming back again.It was the testimony
  • 00:08:37.730 --> 00:08:39.699
  • It was the testimonyof those in Thessalonica
  • 00:08:39.699 --> 00:08:41.300
  • of those in Thessalonicathat they had turned.
  • 00:08:41.300 --> 00:08:42.602
  • that they had turned.They had seen a change.
  • 00:08:42.602 --> 00:08:43.102
  • They had seen a change.They are no longer
  • 00:08:43.102 --> 00:08:44.470
  • They are no longerworshipping their idols.
  • 00:08:44.470 --> 00:08:45.771
  • worshipping their idols.They'd been born again,
  • 00:08:45.771 --> 00:08:46.872
  • They'd been born again,and one of the proofs
  • 00:08:46.872 --> 00:08:49.609
  • and one of the proofsof that is they eagerly wait.
  • 00:08:49.609 --> 00:08:51.277
  • of that is they eagerly wait.They're believing Jesus
  • 00:08:51.277 --> 00:08:52.345
  • They're believing Jesuscould come today.
  • 00:08:52.345 --> 00:08:53.546
  • could come today.I need to live right.
  • 00:08:53.546 --> 00:08:54.647
  • I need to live right.I need to live clean.
  • 00:08:54.647 --> 00:08:57.550
  • I need to live clean.Jesus is coming soon.
  • 00:08:57.550 --> 00:08:58.918
  • Jesus is coming soon.That's the state of the mind
  • 00:08:58.918 --> 00:09:00.653
  • That's the state of the mindof every believer.
  • 00:09:00.653 --> 00:09:02.488
  • of every believer.To be turbo-energized
  • 00:09:02.488 --> 00:09:03.589
  • To be turbo-energizedwith that thought
  • 00:09:03.589 --> 00:09:05.424
  • with that thoughtin our life every day.
  • 00:09:05.424 --> 00:09:07.093
  • in our life every day.Am I ready for His coming?
  • 00:09:07.093 --> 00:09:08.894
  • Am I ready for His coming?Am I eager for His coming?
  • 00:09:08.894 --> 00:09:11.397
  • Am I eager for His coming?Am I yearning for His coming?
  • 00:09:11.397 --> 00:09:12.932
  • Am I yearning for His coming?Those who eagerly await.
  • 00:09:12.932 --> 00:09:14.433
  • Those who eagerly await.It could happen today.
  • 00:09:14.433 --> 00:09:15.835
  • It could happen today.It needs to be on our mind
  • 00:09:15.835 --> 00:09:17.136
  • It needs to be on our mindall the time.
  • 00:09:17.136 --> 00:09:19.071
  • all the time.We should live in such a way
  • 00:09:19.071 --> 00:09:20.606
  • We should live in such a waythat we wouldn't be ashamed
  • 00:09:20.606 --> 00:09:23.009
  • that we wouldn't be ashamedif He came today.
  • 00:09:23.009 --> 00:09:24.777
  • if He came today.It's on your mind.
  • 00:09:24.777 --> 00:09:26.112
  • It's on your mind.You can love this life.
  • 00:09:26.112 --> 00:09:27.713
  • You can love this life.You can love this world
  • 00:09:27.713 --> 00:09:28.648
  • You can love this worldand nothing wrong
  • 00:09:28.648 --> 00:09:30.683
  • and nothing wrongwith enjoying your life.
  • 00:09:30.683 --> 00:09:32.485
  • with enjoying your life.But you have to remember that
  • 00:09:32.485 --> 00:09:34.920
  • But you have to remember thatthis is our second citizenship.
  • 00:09:34.920 --> 00:09:36.722
  • this is our second citizenship.Our primary residence
  • 00:09:36.722 --> 00:09:39.225
  • Our primary residenceand citizenship is in a place
  • 00:09:39.225 --> 00:09:41.093
  • and citizenship is in a placesomewhere beyond the clouds.
  • 00:09:41.093 --> 00:09:43.863
  • somewhere beyond the clouds.Philippians 3:20 says,
  • 00:09:43.863 --> 00:09:46.565
  • Philippians 3:20 says,"...our citizenship is in Heaven
  • 00:09:46.565 --> 00:09:48.434
  • "...our citizenship is in Heavenfor which we eagerly --
  • 00:09:48.434 --> 00:09:49.435
  • for which we eagerly --there it is again --
  • 00:09:49.435 --> 00:09:51.003
  • there it is again --"...we eagerly await
  • 00:09:51.003 --> 00:09:53.406
  • "...we eagerly awaitfor the Son of God,
  • 00:09:53.406 --> 00:09:56.442
  • for the Son of God,the Lord Jesus Christ."
  • 00:09:56.442 --> 00:09:57.843
  • the Lord Jesus Christ."I'm saying to you today that
  • 00:09:57.843 --> 00:10:00.446
  • I'm saying to you today thatour main residence is glory.
  • 00:10:00.446 --> 00:10:02.281
  • our main residence is glory.It's not this old world.
  • 00:10:02.281 --> 00:10:03.516
  • It's not this old world.We are eagerly waiting
  • 00:10:03.516 --> 00:10:05.217
  • We are eagerly waitingfor the trumpet to sound.
  • 00:10:05.217 --> 00:10:06.619
  • for the trumpet to sound.We're eagerly waiting
  • 00:10:06.619 --> 00:10:08.954
  • We're eagerly waitingfor Jesus Christ to come back.
  • 00:10:08.954 --> 00:10:10.856
  • for Jesus Christ to come back.Whatever you think you don't
  • 00:10:10.856 --> 00:10:12.525
  • Whatever you think you don'twant Him to come for because
  • 00:10:12.525 --> 00:10:13.893
  • want Him to come for becauseyou want to experience it
  • 00:10:13.893 --> 00:10:16.195
  • you want to experience ithere is nothing compared
  • 00:10:16.195 --> 00:10:18.064
  • here is nothing comparedto the joys, and the pleasures,
  • 00:10:18.064 --> 00:10:19.699
  • to the joys, and the pleasures,and the things that await you
  • 00:10:19.699 --> 00:10:21.500
  • and the things that await youon the other side.
  • 00:10:21.500 --> 00:10:22.635
  • on the other side.We're waiting.
  • 00:10:22.635 --> 00:10:23.436
  • We're waiting.We're waiting for
  • 00:10:23.436 --> 00:10:25.371
  • We're waiting forHis Son from Heaven.
  • 00:10:25.371 --> 00:10:27.039
  • His Son from Heaven.Heaven is a real place.
  • 00:10:27.039 --> 00:10:28.507
  • Heaven is a real place.Heaven has one door,
  • 00:10:28.507 --> 00:10:29.809
  • Heaven has one door,and that door is Jesus.
  • 00:10:29.809 --> 00:10:31.110
  • and that door is Jesus.Heaven has one gate,
  • 00:10:31.110 --> 00:10:32.645
  • Heaven has one gate,and that gate is Jesus.
  • 00:10:32.645 --> 00:10:34.146
  • and that gate is Jesus.Heaven has one road,
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  • Heaven has one road,and narrow is the road,
  • 00:10:35.881 --> 00:10:38.517
  • and narrow is the road,and few there be that enter in.
  • 00:10:38.517 --> 00:10:39.785
  • and few there be that enter in.Heaven has dimensions.
  • 00:10:39.785 --> 00:10:41.087
  • Heaven has dimensions.It has measurements.
  • 00:10:41.087 --> 00:10:42.188
  • It has measurements.It has streets.
  • 00:10:42.188 --> 00:10:43.289
  • It has streets.It has mansions.
  • 00:10:43.289 --> 00:10:44.356
  • It has mansions.It has housing.
  • 00:10:44.356 --> 00:10:45.157
  • It has housing.It has cities.
  • 00:10:45.157 --> 00:10:47.126
  • It has cities.It's a real place.
  • 00:10:47.126 --> 00:10:48.794
  • It's a real place.There's no limitations
  • 00:10:48.794 --> 00:10:50.162
  • There's no limitationson our physical bodies
  • 00:10:50.162 --> 00:10:51.363
  • on our physical bodieswhen we get to Heaven.
  • 00:10:51.363 --> 00:10:51.997
  • when we get to Heaven.Here, if you walk up
  • 00:10:51.997 --> 00:10:53.499
  • Here, if you walk upa few flights of stairs,
  • 00:10:53.499 --> 00:10:54.867
  • a few flights of stairs,you're huffing, and puffing,
  • 00:10:54.867 --> 00:10:55.601
  • you're huffing, and puffing,and struggling,
  • 00:10:55.601 --> 00:10:57.169
  • and struggling,and your body's breaking down.
  • 00:10:57.169 --> 00:10:58.237
  • and your body's breaking down.Your knees are hurting.
  • 00:10:58.237 --> 00:10:59.538
  • Your knees are hurting.But when we get over there,
  • 00:10:59.538 --> 00:11:00.639
  • But when we get over there,we'll never have
  • 00:11:00.639 --> 00:11:03.442
  • we'll never havean asthmatic gasp for breath.
  • 00:11:03.442 --> 00:11:04.944
  • an asthmatic gasp for breath.We'll never have a palpitation
  • 00:11:04.944 --> 00:11:05.945
  • We'll never have a palpitationin our heart.
  • 00:11:05.945 --> 00:11:07.113
  • in our heart.He's going to give us
  • 00:11:07.113 --> 00:11:11.784
  • He's going to give usglorified bodies.
  • 00:11:11.784 --> 00:11:14.887
  • glorified bodies.We're going home.
  • 00:11:14.887 --> 00:11:17.523
  • We're going home.There's no death in Heaven.
  • 00:11:17.523 --> 00:11:19.658
  • There's no death in Heaven.The curse is forever gone,
  • 00:11:19.658 --> 00:11:22.094
  • The curse is forever gone,and we will never die.
  • 00:11:22.094 --> 00:11:23.996
  • and we will never die.There's no sorrow in Heaven.
  • 00:11:23.996 --> 00:11:25.498
  • There's no sorrow in Heaven."The days of our life
  • 00:11:25.498 --> 00:11:28.167
  • "The days of our lifeon earth are few and filled
  • 00:11:28.167 --> 00:11:30.402
  • on earth are few and filledwith sorrow," Job said.
  • 00:11:30.402 --> 00:11:31.537
  • with sorrow," Job said.The first thing we do when
  • 00:11:31.537 --> 00:11:32.972
  • The first thing we do whenwe come into this life
  • 00:11:32.972 --> 00:11:34.907
  • we come into this lifeis get slapped on the behind,
  • 00:11:34.907 --> 00:11:38.043
  • is get slapped on the behind,and we start -- we're crying.
  • 00:11:38.043 --> 00:11:40.513
  • and we start -- we're crying.We come into the world crying,
  • 00:11:40.513 --> 00:11:41.781
  • We come into the world crying,and then you just start crying
  • 00:11:41.781 --> 00:11:43.549
  • and then you just start cryingthe rest of your life.
  • 00:11:43.549 --> 00:11:45.351
  • the rest of your life.You want some milk?
  • 00:11:45.351 --> 00:11:46.418
  • You want some milk?You start crying,
  • 00:11:46.418 --> 00:11:47.553
  • You start crying,and you scream out.
  • 00:11:47.553 --> 00:11:48.687
  • and you scream out.And here comes Mama,
  • 00:11:48.687 --> 00:11:49.655
  • And here comes Mama,and she takes you back
  • 00:11:49.655 --> 00:11:51.056
  • and she takes you backin her room and feeds you.
  • 00:11:51.056 --> 00:11:52.358
  • in her room and feeds you.And then, when did you
  • 00:11:52.358 --> 00:11:53.726
  • And then, when did youget off the bottle?
  • 00:11:53.726 --> 00:11:55.327
  • get off the bottle?And Mama takes you to school
  • 00:11:55.327 --> 00:11:56.295
  • And Mama takes you to schoolthe first day.
  • 00:11:56.295 --> 00:11:57.429
  • the first day.Guess what you're going to do
  • 00:11:57.429 --> 00:11:58.898
  • Guess what you're going to dowhen Mama walks off and leaves
  • 00:11:58.898 --> 00:12:00.466
  • when Mama walks off and leavesyou in that strange world?
  • 00:12:00.466 --> 00:12:02.134
  • you in that strange world?The baby is going to cry.
  • 00:12:02.134 --> 00:12:03.335
  • The baby is going to cry.Crying again.
  • 00:12:03.335 --> 00:12:04.837
  • Crying again.And then you get up older,
  • 00:12:04.837 --> 00:12:06.138
  • And then you get up older,you're in your teenage years.
  • 00:12:06.138 --> 00:12:07.173
  • you're in your teenage years.And you start dating,
  • 00:12:07.173 --> 00:12:08.407
  • And you start dating,and you think you're in love.
  • 00:12:08.407 --> 00:12:09.508
  • and you think you're in love.Its puppy love,
  • 00:12:09.508 --> 00:12:11.510
  • Its puppy love,but they break up with you.
  • 00:12:11.510 --> 00:12:12.845
  • but they break up with you.And your boyfriend dumps you
  • 00:12:12.845 --> 00:12:13.746
  • And your boyfriend dumps youfor a cheerleader,
  • 00:12:13.746 --> 00:12:15.548
  • for a cheerleader,and you start crying.
  • 00:12:15.548 --> 00:12:17.750
  • and you start crying.You start crying.
  • 00:12:17.750 --> 00:12:19.318
  • You start crying.And you get lonely because
  • 00:12:19.318 --> 00:12:21.287
  • And you get lonely becauseyou're single and not married.
  • 00:12:21.287 --> 00:12:23.522
  • you're single and not married.And you're saying, "Oh, Jesus,
  • 00:12:23.522 --> 00:12:25.658
  • And you're saying, "Oh, Jesus,don't come until I get married.
  • 00:12:25.658 --> 00:12:26.759
  • don't come until I get married.And then you get married,
  • 00:12:26.759 --> 00:12:27.660
  • And then you get married,and you're crying.
  • 00:12:27.660 --> 00:12:28.360
  • and you're crying.And you're saying,
  • 00:12:28.360 --> 00:12:30.563
  • And you're saying,"Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
  • 00:12:30.563 --> 00:12:32.298
  • "Even so, come, Lord Jesus.Please come today, Lord.
  • 00:12:32.298 --> 00:12:34.500
  • Please come today, Lord.Please come today."
  • 00:12:34.500 --> 00:12:37.837
  • Please come today."You cry your whole life.
  • 00:12:37.837 --> 00:12:39.505
  • You cry your whole life.You get sick as you get
  • 00:12:39.505 --> 00:12:41.640
  • You get sick as you getolder, and you cry.
  • 00:12:41.640 --> 00:12:42.541
  • older, and you cry.And you cry 'cause
  • 00:12:42.541 --> 00:12:44.210
  • And you cry 'causeall your family is gone,
  • 00:12:44.210 --> 00:12:45.644
  • all your family is gone,and you cry because
  • 00:12:45.644 --> 00:12:47.813
  • and you cry becauseyou're alone, and you're dying,
  • 00:12:47.813 --> 00:12:48.747
  • you're alone, and you're dying,and you're on your -- isn't
  • 00:12:48.747 --> 00:12:50.182
  • and you're on your -- isn'tthis an encouraging message?
  • 00:12:50.182 --> 00:12:52.818
  • this an encouraging message?And you cry, and you cry.
  • 00:12:52.818 --> 00:12:54.787
  • And you cry, and you cry.Your hair is falling out.
  • 00:12:54.787 --> 00:12:56.989
  • Your hair is falling out.Your body is breaking down.
  • 00:12:56.989 --> 00:12:58.257
  • Your body is breaking down.You're looking in the
  • 00:12:58.257 --> 00:12:59.458
  • You're looking in the-- and you cry.
  • 00:12:59.458 --> 00:13:01.627
  • -- and you cry.But one of these days
  • 00:13:01.627 --> 00:13:05.164
  • But one of these daysthere will be no more crying,
  • 00:13:05.164 --> 00:13:08.334
  • there will be no more crying,for God shall wipe every
  • 00:13:08.334 --> 00:13:09.802
  • for God shall wipe everytear from our eyes.
  • 00:13:09.802 --> 00:13:10.669
  • tear from our eyes.And I know some of you want
  • 00:13:10.669 --> 00:13:13.305
  • And I know some of you wantme to calm down and be quiet
  • 00:13:13.305 --> 00:13:14.540
  • me to calm down and be quietbecause you don't think
  • 00:13:14.540 --> 00:13:15.541
  • because you don't thinkyou need this.
  • 00:13:15.541 --> 00:13:17.309
  • you need this.But brother, I'm telling you,
  • 00:13:17.309 --> 00:13:18.677
  • But brother, I'm telling you,there's a land where we'll
  • 00:13:18.677 --> 00:13:21.046
  • there's a land where we'llnever cry another tear,
  • 00:13:21.046 --> 00:13:24.917
  • never cry another tear,and it's nearer than you think.
  • 00:13:24.917 --> 00:13:26.952
  • and it's nearer than you think.Glory to God.
  • 00:13:26.952 --> 00:13:27.920
  • Glory to God.Cry the rest of your life
  • 00:13:27.920 --> 00:13:30.522
  • Cry the rest of your lifeabout something,
  • 00:13:30.522 --> 00:13:31.957
  • about something,but never will we cry --
  • 00:13:31.957 --> 00:13:35.828
  • but never will we cry --there's coming a glad day,
  • 00:13:35.828 --> 00:13:36.762
  • there's coming a glad day,and there will never be
  • 00:13:36.762 --> 00:13:39.531
  • and there will never bea tinge of sorrow in our lives.
  • 00:13:39.531 --> 00:13:41.533
  • a tinge of sorrow in our lives.Can you imagine?
  • 00:13:41.533 --> 00:13:42.935
  • Can you imagine?Never.
  • 00:13:42.935 --> 00:13:44.270
  • Never.Never a tinge of sorrow.
  • 00:13:44.270 --> 00:13:48.173
  • Never a tinge of sorrow.Not ever another bad day.
  • 00:13:48.173 --> 00:13:50.476
  • Not ever another bad day.No more disappointments.
  • 00:13:50.476 --> 00:13:50.976
  • No more disappointments.There will be --
  • 00:13:50.976 --> 00:13:51.644
  • There will be --this is a big one.
  • 00:13:51.644 --> 00:13:52.311
  • this is a big one.If y'all don't come alive
  • 00:13:52.311 --> 00:13:56.048
  • If y'all don't come aliveon this, I'm just going to
  • 00:13:56.048 --> 00:13:57.082
  • on this, I'm just going togo have church in a corner.
  • 00:13:57.082 --> 00:13:58.550
  • go have church in a corner.I can go back to the country
  • 00:13:58.550 --> 00:13:59.752
  • I can go back to the countrywhere I came from and preach
  • 00:13:59.752 --> 00:14:01.353
  • where I came from and preachin double-wides if I need to.
  • 00:14:01.353 --> 00:14:01.987
  • in double-wides if I need to.That's where I started.
  • 00:14:01.987 --> 00:14:02.488
  • That's where I started.I used to preach
  • 00:14:02.488 --> 00:14:03.689
  • I used to preachin double-wide trailers.
  • 00:14:03.689 --> 00:14:04.590
  • in double-wide trailers.I don't need big, fancy
  • 00:14:04.590 --> 00:14:06.191
  • I don't need big, fancybuildings to get happy.
  • 00:14:06.191 --> 00:14:08.160
  • buildings to get happy.Hallelujah.
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  • Hallelujah.There will be no more --
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  • There will be no more --here's a big one -- temptation.
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  • here's a big one -- temptation.[Cheering and Applause]
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  • [Cheering and Applause]Imagine just one day
  • 00:14:18.704 --> 00:14:20.506
  • Imagine just one daynot being tempted.
  • 00:14:20.506 --> 00:14:22.708
  • not being tempted.One day not being tempted
  • 00:14:22.708 --> 00:14:23.542
  • One day not being temptedto do something
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  • to do somethingthat displeases God.
  • 00:14:25.344 --> 00:14:26.545
  • that displeases God.One day not being
  • 00:14:26.545 --> 00:14:27.947
  • One day not beingtempted in my mind.
  • 00:14:27.947 --> 00:14:28.647
  • tempted in my mind.Tempted with the lust of
  • 00:14:28.647 --> 00:14:30.349
  • Tempted with the lust ofthe eyes, the lust of the flesh.
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  • the eyes, the lust of the flesh.One day that I can get up
  • 00:14:32.251 --> 00:14:34.386
  • One day that I can get upand never feel the pressure
  • 00:14:34.386 --> 00:14:35.554
  • and never feel the pressureof temptation.
  • 00:14:35.554 --> 00:14:36.855
  • of temptation.I'll never feel it
  • 00:14:36.855 --> 00:14:38.190
  • I'll never feel itagain in Heaven.
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:40.392
  • again in Heaven.There will be no carnal flesh
  • 00:14:40.392 --> 00:14:42.328
  • There will be no carnal fleshtemptations when we get
  • 00:14:42.328 --> 00:14:45.965
  • temptations when we getour glorified body in Heaven.
  • 00:14:45.965 --> 00:14:49.802
  • our glorified body in Heaven.Woo.
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  • Woo.Here's a big one.
  • 00:14:50.703 --> 00:14:56.141
  • Here's a big one.There'll be no devil in Heaven.
  • 00:14:56.141 --> 00:14:57.276
  • There'll be no devil in Heaven.The next time the devil
  • 00:14:57.276 --> 00:14:59.511
  • The next time the devilbrings up your past,
  • 00:14:59.511 --> 00:15:00.579
  • brings up your past,you need to say well,
  • 00:15:00.579 --> 00:15:01.914
  • you need to say well,I'll let you talk about my past,
  • 00:15:01.914 --> 00:15:02.781
  • I'll let you talk about my past,but I'm going to talk about your
  • 00:15:02.781 --> 00:15:04.717
  • but I'm going to talk about yourfuture when you get through.
  • 00:15:04.717 --> 00:15:06.218
  • future when you get through.And I see your future.
  • 00:15:06.218 --> 00:15:08.287
  • And I see your future.And I see a big ol' chain.
  • 00:15:08.287 --> 00:15:09.955
  • And I see a big ol' chain.And I see a big ol' angel
  • 00:15:09.955 --> 00:15:11.457
  • And I see a big ol' angelwrapping you up in that chain.
  • 00:15:11.457 --> 00:15:12.958
  • wrapping you up in that chain.And oh, in your future,
  • 00:15:12.958 --> 00:15:15.160
  • And oh, in your future,I see a lake of fire, Mr. Devil.
  • 00:15:15.160 --> 00:15:16.595
  • I see a lake of fire, Mr. Devil.And one of these days,
  • 00:15:16.595 --> 00:15:17.596
  • And one of these days,an angel is going to
  • 00:15:17.596 --> 00:15:19.365
  • an angel is going toput a chain around you,
  • 00:15:19.365 --> 00:15:20.899
  • put a chain around you,and your false prophet,
  • 00:15:20.899 --> 00:15:22.768
  • and your false prophet,and the Antichrist, and throw
  • 00:15:22.768 --> 00:15:24.636
  • and the Antichrist, and throwyou in a lake of fire.
  • 00:15:24.636 --> 00:15:26.138
  • you in a lake of fire.So bring up my past.
  • 00:15:26.138 --> 00:15:27.639
  • So bring up my past.I'll bring up your future.
  • 00:15:27.639 --> 00:15:29.141
  • I'll bring up your future.My future is better
  • 00:15:29.141 --> 00:15:32.544
  • My future is betterthan your future.
  • 00:15:32.544 --> 00:15:33.946
  • than your future.Everybody take a praise break
  • 00:15:33.946 --> 00:15:35.881
  • Everybody take a praise breakif you're eagerly awaiting
  • 00:15:35.881 --> 00:15:37.349
  • if you're eagerly awaitingthe sound of the trumpet.
  • 00:15:37.349 --> 00:15:39.985
  • the sound of the trumpet.Glory to God.
  • 00:15:39.985 --> 00:15:40.519
  • Glory to God.And you know why
  • 00:15:40.519 --> 00:15:41.553
  • And you know whyyou don't care?
  • 00:15:41.553 --> 00:15:43.255
  • you don't care?'Cause you're too carnal.
  • 00:15:43.255 --> 00:15:43.956
  • 'Cause you're too carnal.You want to know why
  • 00:15:43.956 --> 00:15:44.823
  • You want to know whyyou don't care?
  • 00:15:44.823 --> 00:15:45.924
  • you don't care?Because you set your
  • 00:15:45.924 --> 00:15:48.293
  • Because you set youraffections on things below
  • 00:15:48.293 --> 00:15:49.862
  • affections on things belowand not on things above.
  • 00:15:49.862 --> 00:15:50.929
  • and not on things above.Because when you get full
  • 00:15:50.929 --> 00:15:51.830
  • Because when you get fullof the Holy Ghost --
  • 00:15:51.830 --> 00:15:52.898
  • of the Holy Ghost --and I'm telling you,
  • 00:15:52.898 --> 00:15:54.166
  • and I'm telling you,if you have to, you'll go
  • 00:15:54.166 --> 00:15:55.634
  • if you have to, you'll gothrough the sorrows of life
  • 00:15:55.634 --> 00:15:57.336
  • through the sorrows of lifeenough to where this old world
  • 00:15:57.336 --> 00:16:03.542
  • enough to where this old worldloses its grip on you.
  • 00:16:03.542 --> 00:16:05.177
  • loses its grip on you.And when it does, something
  • 00:16:05.177 --> 00:16:07.679
  • And when it does, somethingin you begins to yearn.
  • 00:16:07.679 --> 00:16:08.313
  • in you begins to yearn.I'm young.
  • 00:16:08.313 --> 00:16:11.350
  • I'm young.I have a lot of living to do.
  • 00:16:11.350 --> 00:16:12.251
  • I have a lot of living to do.But I tell you what.
  • 00:16:12.251 --> 00:16:13.585
  • But I tell you what.If the Lord wants to come today,
  • 00:16:13.585 --> 00:16:14.353
  • If the Lord wants to come today,I don't have a bit of
  • 00:16:14.353 --> 00:16:15.187
  • I don't have a bit ofproblem with it.
  • 00:16:15.187 --> 00:16:16.955
  • problem with it.I'm ready.
  • 00:16:16.955 --> 00:16:20.359
  • I'm ready.I'm ready.
  • 00:16:20.359 --> 00:16:23.395
  • I'm ready.We are eagerly to await
  • 00:16:23.395 --> 00:16:26.565
  • We are eagerly to awaitthe Son of God from Heaven.
  • 00:16:26.565 --> 00:16:27.366
  • the Son of God from Heaven.Drum-roll.
  • 00:16:27.366 --> 00:16:29.902
  • Drum-roll.[Imitating Drum-Roll]
  • 00:16:29.902 --> 00:16:30.669
  • [Imitating Drum-Roll]I'm doing sound effects
  • 00:16:30.669 --> 00:16:32.504
  • I'm doing sound effectsand everything just to
  • 00:16:32.504 --> 00:16:35.240
  • and everything just tokeep you involved.
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:36.375
  • keep you involved.Can you hear the drum-roll?
  • 00:16:36.375 --> 00:16:36.909
  • Can you hear the drum-roll?We're supposed to --
  • 00:16:36.909 --> 00:16:38.277
  • We're supposed to --[Imitating Drum-Roll]
  • 00:16:38.277 --> 00:16:39.278
  • [Imitating Drum-Roll]something's about to happen.
  • 00:16:39.278 --> 00:16:40.212
  • something's about to happen.Something's about to happen.
  • 00:16:40.212 --> 00:16:40.612
  • Something's about to happen.You hear that?
  • 00:16:40.612 --> 00:16:42.147
  • You hear that?[Imitating Drum-Roll]
  • 00:16:42.147 --> 00:16:43.849
  • [Imitating Drum-Roll]Something's about to happen.
  • 00:16:43.849 --> 00:16:44.249
  • Something's about to happen.We're supposed to
  • 00:16:44.249 --> 00:16:47.286
  • We're supposed togo around like that.
  • 00:16:47.286 --> 00:16:48.253
  • go around like that.I wish we'd get back
  • 00:16:48.253 --> 00:16:50.989
  • I wish we'd get backto living for eternity.
  • 00:16:50.989 --> 00:16:52.858
  • to living for eternity.What in the world can this world
  • 00:16:52.858 --> 00:16:54.927
  • What in the world can this worldoffer you that's worth missing
  • 00:16:54.927 --> 00:16:57.763
  • offer you that's worth missingthe rapture of Jesus Christ?
  • 00:16:57.763 --> 00:16:59.031
  • the rapture of Jesus Christ?And when we preach about it,
  • 00:16:59.031 --> 00:17:00.632
  • And when we preach about it,we ought to shout about it.
  • 00:17:00.632 --> 00:17:01.967
  • we ought to shout about it.Because those who don't have
  • 00:17:01.967 --> 00:17:04.269
  • Because those who don't havethat hope don't have any comfort
  • 00:17:04.269 --> 00:17:05.537
  • that hope don't have any comfortand don't have any joy
  • 00:17:05.537 --> 00:17:10.375
  • and don't have any joyexcept in temporal things.
  • 00:17:10.375 --> 00:17:13.679
  • except in temporal things.Matthew 11 puts it this way,
  • 00:17:13.679 --> 00:17:16.748
  • Matthew 11 puts it this way,"Of all the men born of women,
  • 00:17:16.748 --> 00:17:18.484
  • "Of all the men born of women,Jesus said John the Baptist
  • 00:17:18.484 --> 00:17:20.452
  • Jesus said John the Baptistwas the greatest."
  • 00:17:20.452 --> 00:17:21.220
  • was the greatest."And then he makes this
  • 00:17:21.220 --> 00:17:23.422
  • And then he makes thisphenomenal statement.
  • 00:17:23.422 --> 00:17:26.492
  • phenomenal statement."...but he who is least in
  • 00:17:26.492 --> 00:17:29.128
  • "...but he who is least inthe kingdom of Heaven is greater
  • 00:17:29.128 --> 00:17:31.697
  • the kingdom of Heaven is greaterthan John the Baptist..."
  • 00:17:31.697 --> 00:17:33.298
  • than John the Baptist..."-- who was, at that time,
  • 00:17:33.298 --> 00:17:36.602
  • -- who was, at that time,the greatest man on earth.
  • 00:17:36.602 --> 00:17:38.237
  • the greatest man on earth.To be the least one in
  • 00:17:38.237 --> 00:17:41.740
  • To be the least one inthe kingdom of Heaven is greater
  • 00:17:41.740 --> 00:17:44.243
  • the kingdom of Heaven is greaterthan being the President
  • 00:17:44.243 --> 00:17:46.778
  • than being the Presidentof the United States.
  • 00:17:46.778 --> 00:17:48.547
  • of the United States.That's what he's saying.
  • 00:17:48.547 --> 00:17:51.016
  • That's what he's saying.To be the least one in Heaven
  • 00:17:51.016 --> 00:17:52.017
  • To be the least one in Heaven-- I mean, if you were the one
  • 00:17:52.017 --> 00:17:54.219
  • -- I mean, if you were the onethat barely got in.
  • 00:17:54.219 --> 00:17:55.220
  • that barely got in.You were dying
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:56.288
  • You were dyingin intensive care.
  • 00:17:56.288 --> 00:17:57.156
  • in intensive care.You lived a wicked,
  • 00:17:57.156 --> 00:17:58.590
  • You lived a wicked,wretched life.
  • 00:17:58.590 --> 00:18:00.759
  • wretched life.And you had three breaths left.
  • 00:18:00.759 --> 00:18:01.560
  • And you had three breaths left.And you said,
  • 00:18:01.560 --> 00:18:08.433
  • And you said,[Gasping] "Jesus save me," --
  • 00:18:08.433 --> 00:18:09.468
  • [Gasping] "Jesus save me," --and that's all you ever
  • 00:18:09.468 --> 00:18:11.069
  • and that's all you everdid for the Lord,
  • 00:18:11.069 --> 00:18:12.137
  • did for the Lord,and you're the least one
  • 00:18:12.137 --> 00:18:13.372
  • and you're the least onein the kingdom.
  • 00:18:13.372 --> 00:18:14.439
  • in the kingdom.And then I want you to look
  • 00:18:14.439 --> 00:18:16.208
  • And then I want you to lookat people on the earth.
  • 00:18:16.208 --> 00:18:17.609
  • at people on the earth.The billionaires,
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  • The billionaires,the millionaires, the powerful,
  • 00:18:20.212 --> 00:18:22.014
  • the millionaires, the powerful,the Hollywood crowd,
  • 00:18:22.014 --> 00:18:24.249
  • the Hollywood crowd,the super-duper athletes with
  • 00:18:24.249 --> 00:18:26.185
  • the super-duper athletes withthe sports cars and the women.
  • 00:18:26.185 --> 00:18:28.453
  • the sports cars and the women.He said the least one
  • 00:18:28.453 --> 00:18:30.889
  • He said the least onein Heaven will be
  • 00:18:30.889 --> 00:18:32.691
  • in Heaven will beso much more -- mightier,
  • 00:18:32.691 --> 00:18:34.660
  • so much more -- mightier,blessed -- than the greatest
  • 00:18:34.660 --> 00:18:39.064
  • blessed -- than the greatestone down there left behind.
  • 00:18:39.064 --> 00:18:41.867
  • one down there left behind.Can you imagine what Heaven
  • 00:18:41.867 --> 00:18:46.104
  • Can you imagine what Heavenis going to be like?
  • 00:18:46.104 --> 00:18:48.974
  • is going to be like?One hundred trillion times
  • 00:18:48.974 --> 00:18:52.644
  • One hundred trillion timesgreater if you get to Heaven
  • 00:18:52.644 --> 00:18:56.348
  • greater if you get to Heaventhan the glory and the money
  • 00:18:56.348 --> 00:18:58.417
  • than the glory and the moneycombined that the world
  • 00:18:58.417 --> 00:18:59.351
  • combined that the worldhas to offer.
  • 00:18:59.351 --> 00:19:00.752
  • has to offer.The least in the kingdom
  • 00:19:00.752 --> 00:19:03.889
  • The least in the kingdomof Heaven will receive greater
  • 00:19:03.889 --> 00:19:05.624
  • of Heaven will receive greaterthan whoever thinks they've
  • 00:19:05.624 --> 00:19:09.394
  • than whoever thinks they'vegot a lot of stuff on earth.
  • 00:19:09.394 --> 00:19:11.363
  • got a lot of stuff on earth.What kind of reward?
  • 00:19:11.363 --> 00:19:13.131
  • What kind of reward?Eyes have not seen,
  • 00:19:13.131 --> 00:19:15.033
  • Eyes have not seen,and ears have not heard.
  • 00:19:15.033 --> 00:19:16.301
  • and ears have not heard.Neither has it entered
  • 00:19:16.301 --> 00:19:17.769
  • Neither has it enteredinto the heart of men and women.
  • 00:19:17.769 --> 00:19:19.905
  • into the heart of men and women.Don't you get discouraged.
  • 00:19:19.905 --> 00:19:22.274
  • Don't you get discouraged.Don't you give up now.
  • 00:19:22.274 --> 00:19:23.575
  • Don't you give up now.Don't you start going back
  • 00:19:23.575 --> 00:19:26.678
  • Don't you start going backto sin and iniquity now.
  • 00:19:26.678 --> 00:19:28.847
  • to sin and iniquity now.The church needs to be eagerly
  • 00:19:28.847 --> 00:19:30.849
  • The church needs to be eagerlyawaiting the Son of God.
  • 00:19:30.849 --> 00:19:32.684
  • awaiting the Son of God.Don't get lukewarm now.
  • 00:19:32.684 --> 00:19:34.519
  • Don't get lukewarm now.Don't go cold now.
  • 00:19:34.519 --> 00:19:35.754
  • Don't go cold now.Don't stop praying
  • 00:19:35.754 --> 00:19:37.556
  • Don't stop prayingand reading the Bible now.
  • 00:19:37.556 --> 00:19:39.391
  • and reading the Bible now.Don't stop serving God
  • 00:19:39.391 --> 00:19:41.126
  • Don't stop serving Godwith fire and passion.
  • 00:19:41.126 --> 00:19:42.594
  • with fire and passion.Because we are to be
  • 00:19:42.594 --> 00:19:44.596
  • Because we are to beeagerly awaiting
  • 00:19:44.596 --> 00:19:49.468
  • eagerly awaitingthe return of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:49.468 --> 00:19:52.170
  • the return of Jesus Christ.I received a phone call
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:53.672
  • I received a phone callyesterday from a pastor
  • 00:19:53.672 --> 00:19:57.209
  • yesterday from a pastorin Toledo, Ohio, and he said,
  • 00:19:57.209 --> 00:19:58.777
  • in Toledo, Ohio, and he said,"There's a church in my town
  • 00:19:58.777 --> 00:20:01.947
  • "There's a church in my townthat has 6.000 people.
  • 00:20:01.947 --> 00:20:04.883
  • that has 6.000 people.Several locations.
  • 00:20:04.883 --> 00:20:07.185
  • Several locations.And the pastor has decided
  • 00:20:07.185 --> 00:20:09.688
  • And the pastor has decidedthat he wants his church
  • 00:20:09.688 --> 00:20:11.690
  • that he wants his churchto have a beer label.
  • 00:20:11.690 --> 00:20:12.758
  • to have a beer label.Their own -- they named
  • 00:20:12.758 --> 00:20:14.059
  • Their own -- they namedtheir beer label
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  • their beer labelafter their church,
  • 00:20:16.762 --> 00:20:18.664
  • after their church,and they formed a partnership
  • 00:20:18.664 --> 00:20:20.999
  • and they formed a partnershipwith a brewery.
  • 00:20:20.999 --> 00:20:21.867
  • with a brewery.And they have their
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  • And they have theirbeer being produced
  • 00:20:23.769 --> 00:20:26.138
  • beer being producedin all of their six campuses.
  • 00:20:26.138 --> 00:20:26.772
  • in all of their six campuses.And -- like, we've got
  • 00:20:26.772 --> 00:20:28.440
  • And -- like, we've gota welcome center.
  • 00:20:28.440 --> 00:20:29.441
  • a welcome center.We'll give you a bottle of water
  • 00:20:29.441 --> 00:20:30.909
  • We'll give you a bottle of waterand a free cup of coffee.
  • 00:20:30.909 --> 00:20:31.677
  • and a free cup of coffee.But you ain't going to never
  • 00:20:31.677 --> 00:20:32.944
  • But you ain't going to neverget a beer here.
  • 00:20:32.944 --> 00:20:33.679
  • get a beer here.And you ain't going never
  • 00:20:33.679 --> 00:20:35.247
  • And you ain't going neverget a Jack Daniel's here.
  • 00:20:35.247 --> 00:20:36.048
  • get a Jack Daniel's here.And you ain't going never
  • 00:20:36.048 --> 00:20:37.015
  • And you ain't going neverget a bag of weed here.
  • 00:20:37.015 --> 00:20:41.620
  • get a bag of weed here.Because that's what comes next.
  • 00:20:41.620 --> 00:20:42.888
  • Because that's what comes next.Pastor, what's wrong with you?
  • 00:20:42.888 --> 00:20:44.323
  • Pastor, what's wrong with you?What's wrong with us?
  • 00:20:44.323 --> 00:20:45.724
  • What's wrong with us?What's -- that's not somebody
  • 00:20:45.724 --> 00:20:47.092
  • What's -- that's not somebodyeagerly awaiting
  • 00:20:47.092 --> 00:20:49.628
  • eagerly awaitingthe coming of the Lord.
  • 00:20:49.628 --> 00:20:55.934
  • the coming of the Lord.That's deception.
  • 00:20:55.934 --> 00:20:57.402
  • That's deception.Marcus Mecum, a pastor
  • 00:20:57.402 --> 00:20:58.770
  • Marcus Mecum, a pastorin Kentucky, called me,
  • 00:20:58.770 --> 00:20:59.538
  • in Kentucky, called me,and he said you think
  • 00:20:59.538 --> 00:21:00.105
  • and he said you thinkthat's something?
  • 00:21:00.105 --> 00:21:01.306
  • that's something?He said, there's a local church
  • 00:21:01.306 --> 00:21:02.941
  • He said, there's a local churchin my area and, he said,
  • 00:21:02.941 --> 00:21:03.909
  • in my area and, he said,the pastor got up
  • 00:21:03.909 --> 00:21:04.876
  • the pastor got upwith a Budweiser.
  • 00:21:04.876 --> 00:21:06.812
  • with a Budweiser.And while he preached,
  • 00:21:06.812 --> 00:21:08.413
  • And while he preached,he was drinking a Budweiser.
  • 00:21:08.413 --> 00:21:09.648
  • he was drinking a Budweiser.And he made a message on,
  • 00:21:09.648 --> 00:21:11.383
  • And he made a message on,"I shouldn't be something
  • 00:21:11.383 --> 00:21:13.018
  • "I shouldn't be somethingout there that I'm not in here,
  • 00:21:13.018 --> 00:21:14.252
  • out there that I'm not in here,and this is who I am."
  • 00:21:14.252 --> 00:21:15.587
  • and this is who I am."And he had a recliner,
  • 00:21:15.587 --> 00:21:16.688
  • And he had a recliner,and preached and taught
  • 00:21:16.688 --> 00:21:17.756
  • and preached and taughthis little talk --
  • 00:21:17.756 --> 00:21:18.490
  • his little talk --'cause that's what it is,
  • 00:21:18.490 --> 00:21:20.359
  • 'cause that's what it is,a little talk -- while he's
  • 00:21:20.359 --> 00:21:22.461
  • a little talk -- while he'sdrinking his Budweiser.
  • 00:21:22.461 --> 00:21:23.228
  • drinking his Budweiser.Something's not right
  • 00:21:23.228 --> 00:21:23.695
  • Something's not rightabout that.
  • 00:21:23.695 --> 00:21:25.163
  • about that.I don't care -- I know the Bible
  • 00:21:25.163 --> 00:21:26.832
  • I don't care -- I know the Bibleteaches moderation and all that.
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  • teaches moderation and all that.Very few stay moderate
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  • Very few stay moderateabout it, by the way.
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  • about it, by the way.The more you do it,
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  • The more you do it,the more you want to do it.
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  • the more you want to do it.It's very rare when people --
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  • It's very rare when people --and the Bible does say
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  • and the Bible does sayif you're a drunkard,
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  • if you're a drunkard,there's a place for you in hell.
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  • there's a place for you in hell.I don't want to have anything
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  • I don't want to have anythinggoing down that road
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  • going down that roadin that direction in my life.
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  • in that direction in my life.I'm not here to judge you.
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  • I'm not here to judge you.I'm not your judge.
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  • I'm not your judge.I'm just telling you,
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  • I'm just telling you,if you're eagerly awaiting,
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  • if you're eagerly awaiting,you don't want to get more,
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  • you don't want to get more,and more, and more
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  • and more, and moreof the world in your life.
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  • of the world in your life.You want to get further
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  • You want to get furtherand further away from it.
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  • and further away from it.'Cause when the trumpet sounds,
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  • 'Cause when the trumpet sounds,all that matters is
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  • all that matters isthat I am ready to go
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  • that I am ready to gowhen He comes.
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  • when He comes.[Cheering and Applause]
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  • [Cheering and Applause]And some of you need
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  • And some of you needan awakening this morning.
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  • an awakening this morning.You're not eagerly awaiting.
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  • You're not eagerly awaiting.You're wrapped up,
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  • You're wrapped up,tied up, tangled up
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  • tied up, tangled upin this present world.
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  • in this present world.And Jesus is saying,
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  • And Jesus is saying,"I'm coming again.
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  • "I'm coming again.I promise you I am."
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  • I promise you I am."And the Bible said in Jeremiah
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  • And the Bible said in Jeremiahthat if you can't contend
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  • that if you can't contendwith the footmen,
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  • with the footmen,what are you going to do
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  • what are you going to dowhen the horsemen come?
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  • when the horsemen come?When the four horses
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  • When the four horsesof the Apocalypse
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  • of the Apocalypsestart coming on the earth.
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  • start coming on the earth.If you can't live --
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  • If you can't live --we fighting little footmen
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  • we fighting little footmendemons right now.
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  • demons right now.But what are you going to do
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  • But what are you going to dowhen the real spirit of
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  • when the real spirit ofthe Antichrist hits this earth,
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  • the Antichrist hits this earth,and there's going to be
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  • and there's going to bea great falling away?
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  • a great falling away?I'm going to tell you.
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  • I'm going to tell you.If you live near the edge
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  • If you live near the edgewhere you got --
  • 00:22:45.644 --> 00:22:46.144
  • where you got --the one little girl
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  • the one little girlkept falling out of the bed.
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  • kept falling out of the bed.Falling out of the bed.
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  • Falling out of the bed.And the mama picked her up
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  • And the mama picked her upand said, "Darling, why do
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  • and said, "Darling, why doyou think you're doing that?"
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  • you think you're doing that?"She said, "Mama, I think
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  • She said, "Mama, I thinkit's 'cause I stay so close
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  • Folks, you better
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  • Folks, you betterget off the edge.
  • 00:23:03.929 --> 00:23:04.663
  • get off the edge.You better get off
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  • You better get offof playing with sin,
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  • of playing with sin,and playing with pornography,
  • 00:23:07.265 --> 00:23:08.567
  • and playing with pornography,and playing with wickedness,
  • 00:23:08.567 --> 00:23:09.734
  • and playing with wickedness,and looking at filth,
  • 00:23:09.734 --> 00:23:10.969
  • and looking at filth,and filling your soul
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  • and filling your soulwith the lies and deceptions
  • 00:23:12.637 --> 00:23:14.339
  • with the lies and deceptionsof compromising Christians
  • 00:23:14.339 --> 00:23:15.607
  • of compromising Christianswho tell you, you can sleep
  • 00:23:15.607 --> 00:23:16.808
  • who tell you, you can sleepwith your boyfriend.
  • 00:23:16.808 --> 00:23:18.310
  • with your boyfriend.After all, you're human,
  • 00:23:18.310 --> 00:23:19.478
  • After all, you're human,and it's just a little --
  • 00:23:19.478 --> 00:23:20.679
  • and it's just a little --you made a mistake.
  • 00:23:20.679 --> 00:23:21.913
  • you made a mistake.It's sin.
  • 00:23:21.913 --> 00:23:23.648
  • It's sin.It'll sin you to hell.
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  • It'll sin you to hell.The Bible says it.
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  • The Bible says it.You can get mad at me.
  • 00:23:25.884 --> 00:23:26.785
  • You can get mad at me.You can look at me cross --
  • 00:23:26.785 --> 00:23:27.652
  • You can look at me cross --listen, folks.
  • 00:23:27.652 --> 00:23:29.187
  • listen, folks.I'm not here -- I'm not here
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  • I'm not here -- I'm not hereto be -- the older I get,
  • 00:23:30.822 --> 00:23:31.957
  • to be -- the older I get,the crankier I get.
  • 00:23:31.957 --> 00:23:32.724
  • the crankier I get.And I'm just going to tell
  • 00:23:32.724 --> 00:23:34.125
  • And I'm just going to tellyou that this stuff --
  • 00:23:34.125 --> 00:23:35.760
  • you that this stuff --this new stuff coming?
  • 00:23:35.760 --> 00:23:37.295
  • this new stuff coming?It still takes holiness.
  • 00:23:37.295 --> 00:23:38.964
  • It still takes holiness.It still takes purity.
  • 00:23:38.964 --> 00:23:40.699
  • It still takes purity.It still takes repentance.
  • 00:23:40.699 --> 00:23:42.200
  • It still takes repentance.It still takes turning
  • 00:23:42.200 --> 00:23:44.236
  • It still takes turningaway from your idols,
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  • away from your idols,and being washed
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  • and being washedin the blood of Jesus,
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  • in the blood of Jesus,and eagerly awaiting
  • 00:23:49.774 --> 00:23:51.042
  • and eagerly awaitingthe coming of the Lord.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - And I believe today
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  • - And I believe todaythat America needs the message
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  • that America needs the messageof Jesus Christ like
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  • of Jesus Christ likenever before.
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  • never before.We're at a tipping point
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  • We're at a tipping pointin our nation's history,
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  • in our nation's history,and I want to encourage you
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  • and I want to encourage youas the election is coming up
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  • as the election is coming upto pray.
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  • to pray.What you do on November 3rd
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  • What you do on November 3rdnot only affects us
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  • not only affects usbut it affects your children,
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  • but it affects your children,and your children's children.
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  • and your children's children.And it will have
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  • And it will haveramifications to our brothers
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  • ramifications to our brothersand sisters in the nation
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  • - ANNOUNCER: We are entering
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