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A Glorious Day

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January 3, 2020
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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries

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A Glorious Day

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: We have a job to do while He's
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  • ROBERT MORRIS: We have a job to do while He's gone.
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  • Do business 'til I come.
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  • This is what bothers me about much of the modern teaching
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  • on the second coming.
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  • It tends to pull us away from the business at hand.
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  • ROBERT: This is the end of our series, and I --
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  • we've talked about a tough day, a tough message,
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  • some easy questions, a tough question.
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  • Today is a glorious day.
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  • And I'm gonna share with you about the second coming
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  • of Christ.
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  • This is actually the first time that I've preached on
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  • the second coming here at Gateway Church.
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  • It's the first time.
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  • Not because I haven't -- don't believe in it,
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  • obviously, but because I just haven't felt led
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  • until this series.
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  • But there are some things about modern-day teachings
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  • on the second coming that bother me.
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  • Our responses to those teachings, and even some of
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  • the teachings, really bother me.
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  • I think if we're not careful, you can get consumed
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  • with second coming teachings.
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  • The systematizing of prophetic charts,
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  • and I've seen many, many people get so consumed with this,
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  • that they stop witnessing, stop serving, stop giving,
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  • and that's, to me, exactly what the enemy would want.
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  • Or, people hear a very popular, but actually,
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  • a very new teaching, and I'll share with you
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  • in a moment why I say that, about the second coming,
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  • and they become very lethargic or complacent,
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  • and begin sitting around, just waiting for the bus.
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  • We're just waiting for the bus to come,
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  • and get us out of here.
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  • I think both of those responses are inspired by
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  • the enemy who wants us to not do what Jesus told us to do,
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  • until the second coming.
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  • So here's point one, before we read Luke 19 here.
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  • Number one, do business 'til I come.
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  • Do business 'til I come.
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  • Luke 19:11.
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  • It says: "Now as they heard these things,
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  • He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem
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  • and because they thought the Kingdom of God
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  • would appear immediately."
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  • And let me just make a comment:
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  • the reason He spoke what He's about to speak was
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  • because they -- He was near Jerusalem.
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  • In other words, He's about to go to the cross.
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  • They're not gonna understand that even though He's already
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  • explained it to 'em, they didn't understand that,
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  • at the time.
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  • And because they thought the Kingdom
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  • would appear immediately.
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  • What He's going to tell them is, "Listen, something's
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  • about to happen you're not going to understand,
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  • and then I'm going to go away, and I will receive the Kingdom
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  • my Father has for Me, and then I'll come back.
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  • But you have a job to do before I come back."
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  • And look at the parable.
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  • The other thing I want you to notice about this parable
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  • is last week, we talked about a believer's judgment,
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  • and an unbeliever's judgment.
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  • You will see a believer's judgment
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  • and an unbeliever's judgment in this parable.
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  • All right?
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  • Luke 19:12.
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  • "Therefore He said: 'A certain nobleman went into
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  • a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
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  • So he called ten of his servants,'"
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  • servants would represent believers: "'Delivered
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  • to them ten minas,'" in other words, each got a mina.
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  • A mina is about two-and-a-half year's salary.
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  • All right?
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  • "'And said to them, 'Do business 'til I come.'
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  • But his citizens,'" -- now, these would represent
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  • the unbelievers, the citizens: "'His citizens hated him,
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  • and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We will not have
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  • this man to reign over us.'"
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  • Notice, again, it was their choice.
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  • "'And so it was that when he returned, having received
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  • the kingdom, he then commanded these servants,
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  • to whom he had given the money, to be called to him,
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  • that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
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  • Then came the first, saying, 'Master, your mina has
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  • earned ten minas.'
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  • And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant.
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  • Because you were faithful in very little, have authority
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  • over ten cities.'"
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  • Notice, responsibility, even in Heaven.
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  • "'The second came, and said, 'Master, your mina
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  • has earned five minas.'
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  • Likewise he said to him, 'You also be over five cities.'
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  • Then another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina,
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  • which I have kept put away in a handkerchief.'"
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  • Or you could say, hid my light under a bushel basket,
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  • you could say.
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  • "'For I feared you, because you are an austere man.
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  • You collect what you did not deposit,
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  • you reap what you did not sow.'
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  • And he said to him, 'Out of your own mouth
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  • I will judge you, you wicked servant.'"
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  • Notice, even servants are judged.
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  • "'You knew I was an austere man, collecting what I did not
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  • deposit and reaping what I did not sow.
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  • Why then did you not put my money in the bank,
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  • that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?'
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  • And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina
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  • from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.'"
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  • This goes along exactly what we said last week with losing
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  • rewards and gaining rewards.
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  • "(But they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas.')
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  • 'For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given.
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  • And from him who does not have, even what he has will be
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  • taken away from him.'"
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  • Now, we're -- that's the servants.
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  • Now, we're gonna go back to the unbelievers.
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  • "'But bring here those enemies of mine,
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  • who did not want me to reign over them,'"
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  • or be Lord in their lives: "'And slay them before me.'"
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  • Now, here, he's talking, and it's so --
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  • if you didn't hear last week, please, please
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  • get last week's message, because that right there
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  • explained last week's message.
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  • That servants and unbelievers would be judged,
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  • but that it also tells us this: we have a job to do.
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  • We have a job to do while He's gone.
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  • Do business 'til I come.
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  • This is what bothers me about much of the modern teaching
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  • on the second coming.
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  • It tends to pull us away from the business at hand.
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  • We have a job to do, and we've got to
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  • get back to witnessing, giving, serving, loving.
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  • And by the way, when I say giving, you have to understand
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  • that every time we give, we are sharing the gospel.
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  • Every time we give, we are sharing the gospel here,
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  • with the things that -- the local outreaches we do,
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  • and overseas.
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  • Every time we give, every time we love,
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  • every time we serve, every time we witness or share the gospel,
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  • we're doing business until He comes.
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  • All right?
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  • So that's number one.
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  • Here's number two: don't get sidetracked.
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  • Don't get sidetracked.
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  • Now, go to Matthew 24, and I had looked at
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  • several passages to use.
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  • In Revelation, Thessalonians, several passages,
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  • and I thought about, you know, Matthew 24,
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  • Jesus probably talks more about the second coming,
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  • Jesus does, than any other one chapter that we have of --
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  • in red, where Jesus is talking.
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  • And so, I went over and read it, and I saw two words
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  • that kind of excited me.
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  • You remember, the title of the series is, "The End".
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  • Well, I just want you to notice those two words
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  • in this passage, and how many times they're in this passage.
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  • All right?
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  • Matthew 24:3.
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  • It says: "Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives," --
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  • now, remember where this teaching is from.
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  • You'll see that scripture about that later.
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  • "The disciples came to Him privately, saying, 'Tell us,
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  • when will these things be?'"
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  • And watch this: "'And what will be the sign
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  • of Your coming,'" the second coming -- now, watch this:
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  • "'And of,'" -- would you mind saying those two words,
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  • all the campuses?
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  • "'The end,'" -- I just want you to know Jesus confirmed
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  • the title of my series.
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  • I just wanted you to know that, all right?
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  • "'What will be the sign of Your coming,
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  • and of the end of the age?'
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  • And Jesus answered and said to them: 'Take heed that no one
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  • deceives you.'"
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  • Can I say that in other words?
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  • Don't get sidetracked.
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  • Don't get sidetracked.
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  • "'For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,'"
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  • -- in one passage, He says: "I have found the Christ."
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  • Many will say that.
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  • "'And will deceive many.
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  • And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
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  • See that you are not troubled.
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  • For all these things must come to pass, but,'"
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  • say it: "'The end is not yet.
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  • For nation will rise against nation,
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  • and kingdom against kingdom.
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  • And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes
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  • in various places.
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  • All these are the beginning of sorrows.
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  • Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you,
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  • and you will be hated by all nations
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  • for My name's sake.
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  • And then many will be offended, and will betray one another,
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  • and will hate one another.
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  • Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
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  • And because lawlessness will abound,
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  • the love of many will grow cold.
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  • But he who endures to -- shall be saved.
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  • And this gospel,'" -- watch this verse carefully,
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  • Matthew 24:14.
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  • "'This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached
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  • in all the world as a witness to all the nations,
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  • and then the end will come.'"
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  • He goes through all of these things,
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  • and I don't know if you've ever really thought about
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  • everything He's said there.
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  • Just about every generation has had those signs.
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  • Wars, and rumors of wars, and pestilences, and famines,
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  • and earthquakes, and -- He goes through all these,
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  • and many false prophets, and many, many --
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  • and then He says, "But that's not the end."
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  • That's not the end.
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  • "Let Me tell you when the end's gonna come:
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  • when this gospel is preached in the whole world.
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  • Then, the end is gonna come."
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  • So we have a job.
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  • Most people don't realize is what we --
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  • what our generation has done, generations [Indiscernible]
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  • have done.
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  • And what we do is we just sit around, and we have this
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  • titillating conversation, and we talk about
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  • these exciting things, and it's just so much fun
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  • to dabble in the speculative word of prophecy,
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  • rather than read the sure word of prophecy.
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  • And then, we start arguing about it.
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  • Then, we become divisive.
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  • It's amazing to me, please hear what I'm trying to say.
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  • We don't base our theology on the perception
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  • of fulfilled prophecy about the second coming.
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  • We base doctrine and theology on the Bible.
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  • And so much has been said.
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  • Friends, I'm just trying to show you, you know, what else --
  • 00:10:54.010 --> 00:10:55.240
  • this happened and this happened, and that means --
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  • that's what we say.
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  • And then, you have to understand, this has happened
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  • in every generation in the last 150 years.
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  • And then, that generation passes away.
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  • For instance, in the 80s, a friend of mine told me
  • 00:11:04.280 --> 00:11:09.180
  • the story of how one of his friends,
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:11.210
  • who was a theologian, someone said to him, "Pastor,
  • 00:11:11.240 --> 00:11:15.100
  • you know that Greece has joined the common market now,
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  • and that makes ten nations, and so, that means that ancient Rome
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  • has been restored, and you know what that means."
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  • You know, "That -- the ten toes in Daniel are referring to
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  • ancient Rome, to the ten nations being restored."
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  • This is a very -- this was a very popular teaching.
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  • And so, now they've been restored,
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  • and the stone rolls down the hill, crushes the stones,
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  • and that means that -- the toes, and that means
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  • Jesus is coming back.
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  • And you do know that since now Greece has joined
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  • the common market, prophecy has been fulfilled,
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  • Jesus can return now.
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  • And this theologian said -- and not meaning to be offensive
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  • or hurt the person's feelings, but he said, "Well, you do know
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  • that Ireland is one of the ten nations
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  • of the common market, but it was not one of
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  • the ten nations of ancient Rome.
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  • You do know that, don't you?"
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  • And the person, his face just fell,
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  • because his neatly packaged theory was blown away.
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  • Just like that.
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  • By the way, there are now 27 nations in the common market.
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  • All I'm saying is it continues to happen,
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  • and here's what gets me.
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  • People get so excited about that, instead of
  • 00:12:27.260 --> 00:12:31.150
  • do business 'til I come.
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  • I'm just telling you that the enemy will do everything
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  • he can to keep us from doing the one thing that will bring
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  • the coming of the Lord, and that's preach the gospel
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  • to the whole world.
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  • That's what we should be focused on.
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  • So, do business 'til I come, don't get sidetracked,
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  • and number three is gonna be a little different for us,
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  • but number three are the 21 irrefutable facts
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  • of the second coming.
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  • So I'm actually gonna now tell you 21 things,
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  • and I can easily cover it in the short hour that we have left.
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  • Everyone ready?
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  • Here, take your hands like this.
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  • Go ahead, take your hands like this.
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  • Buckle your seat belt.
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  • All right.
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  • Number one, Jesus Himself will come again.
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  • You know what?
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  • I know that we don't do this a lot, we're a little more
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  • dignified here, but say amen.
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  • Jesus Himself will come again.
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  • Amen.
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  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
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  • "For the Lord Himself," -- I just love the word Himself:
  • 00:13:40.210 --> 00:13:43.290
  • "Will descend from Heaven with a shout,
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  • with a voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God."
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  • Here's number two: Jesus Himself will receive us.
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  • John 14:3.
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  • "And if I go and prepare a place for you,
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  • I will come again and receive you to Myself.
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  • That where I am, there you may be also."
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  • Number three, irrefutable fact of the second coming:
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  • we will meet Him in the air.
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  • 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
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  • "Then we who are alive and remain," -- just do you notice
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  • the word remain, by the way?
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  • This -- that word remain is in this passage twice.
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  • The first time, it says: "And we who are alive
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  • and remain until the coming of the Lord," -- personally,
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  • if I were going to write a footnote saying that
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  • we leave seven years before the coming of the Lord,
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  • I would not have written it on the footnote of the scripture
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  • that says: "We remain until the coming of the Lord."
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  • Just my personal opinion, all right?
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  • "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up
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  • together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
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  • And thus we shall always be with the Lord."
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  • Number four: He will minister to those who are found watchful.
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  • I knew that amen would be a little less,
  • 00:15:04.120 --> 00:15:06.090
  • 'cause you don't -- "What does that mean?"
  • 00:15:06.120 --> 00:15:08.170
  • So, all right.
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  • Let me tell you what it means.
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  • Luke 12:37.
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  • "Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes,
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:16.200
  • will find watching.
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  • Assuredly, I say to you He will gird Himself
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  • and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them."
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  • Now, I want you to remember, the -- when Jesus comes back,
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:30.030
  • then we have the marriage supper of the Lamb, right?
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  • Remember, the Last Supper, He said to them,
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  • "I'm not going to eat of the bread or drink of the vine
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  • -- the fruit of the vine until we do it in the Kingdom again."
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  • Okay?
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  • He's referring to that, I believe.
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  • But do you remember what He did at the Last Supper?
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  • This is amazing, because it uses the same wording.
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  • It says at the Last Supper, it says:
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  • "Then Jesus girded Himself," which means He pulled
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  • His robe up, like this, in the middle,
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  • so that He could bend down and wash their feet.
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  • Now, I don't know if He's going to do this in Heaven,
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  • but I don't understand why it said He had to
  • 00:16:05.210 --> 00:16:07.110
  • gird Himself, and it used the exact same wording
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  • it did in John 13.
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  • So, we have something to look forward to,
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  • and here's what I mean by that, a personal encounter,
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  • every one of us, with the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • All right.
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  • So, now -- see, now you can say amen.
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  • See?
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:25.070
  • Number five: He will return to the earth.
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  • Say amen.
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  • Acts 1:11.
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  • "Who also said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand
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  • gazing up into Heaven?
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  • This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into Heaven,
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  • will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into Heaven."
  • 00:16:39.150 --> 00:16:45.030
  • Number six: He will return to the Mount of Olives.
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  • Zechariah 14:4.
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  • "And in that day, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives."
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  • Number seven: He will return in flaming fire.
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  • You don't have to say amen to all of 'em,
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  • if you don't really feel it in your heart.
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  • 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8.
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  • "And to give you who are troubled rest," --
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  • now, you can say amen.
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  • "With us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven
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  • with His mighty angels, in flaming fire
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  • taking vengeance on those who do not know God,
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  • and on those who do not obey the gospel
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  • of our Lord Jesus Christ."
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  • Number eight: He will come with power and great glory.
  • 00:17:24.150 --> 00:17:27.230
  • Matthew 24:30.
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  • "And they will see the Son of Man
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  • coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory."
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  • Number nine:
  • 00:17:34.140 --> 00:17:35.040
  • He will stand on the earth.
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  • These are irrefutable facts of the second coming.
  • 00:17:37.180 --> 00:17:39.270
  • Job 19:25.
  • 00:17:40.000 --> 00:17:41.090
  • "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last
  • 00:17:41.120 --> 00:17:44.280
  • He will stand upon the earth."
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  • Number ten: He will destroy the Antichrist.
  • 00:17:47.010 --> 00:17:49.260
  • Okay.
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  • We don't know who that is, but we all think we do,
  • 00:17:52.050 --> 00:17:54.020
  • but let's just -- okay, that's good.
  • 00:17:54.050 --> 00:17:55.290
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:8.
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:57.080
  • "And then the lawless one will be revealed whom
  • 00:17:57.110 --> 00:18:00.050
  • the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth,
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  • and destroy with the brightness of His coming."
  • 00:18:03.170 --> 00:18:07.020
  • Number 11: He will sit on the throne of His glory.
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:10.190
  • Matthew 25:31.
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:12.130
  • "When the Son of Man comes in His glory and all
  • 00:18:12.160 --> 00:18:14.160
  • the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:17.180
  • of His glory."
  • 00:18:17.210 --> 00:18:18.270
  • Number 12: He will be given the throne of David.
  • 00:18:19.000 --> 00:18:21.280
  • Luke 1:32.
  • 00:18:22.010 --> 00:18:23.150
  • "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest,
  • 00:18:23.180 --> 00:18:26.200
  • and the Lord God will give Him the throne
  • 00:18:26.230 --> 00:18:29.160
  • of His father David."
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:31.080
  • Number 13: He will be given the nations.
  • 00:18:31.110 --> 00:18:34.030
  • Psalm 2:8.
  • 00:18:34.060 --> 00:18:35.230
  • "Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations
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  • for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth
  • 00:18:37.190 --> 00:18:41.050
  • for Your possession."
  • 00:18:41.080 --> 00:18:42.170
  • Number 14: He will gather all nations and judge them.
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:46.180
  • Matthew 25:32.
  • 00:18:46.210 --> 00:18:48.150
  • "All the nations will be gathered before Him,
  • 00:18:48.180 --> 00:18:51.030
  • and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd
  • 00:18:51.060 --> 00:18:54.180
  • divides his sheep from the goats."
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:56.110
  • Number 15: He will reign on the earth.
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:59.190
  • Jeremiah 23:5.
  • 00:18:59.220 --> 00:19:01.190
  • "'Behold, the days are coming,' says the Lord,
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:03.070
  • 'That I will raise to David a branch of righteousness.
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  • A king shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:11.000
  • and righteousness in the earth.'"
  • 00:19:11.030 --> 00:19:13.290
  • Number 16: He will be given the kingdoms of this world.
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:17.160
  • Revelation 11:15.
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:19.100
  • "The kingdoms of this world have become
  • 00:19:19.130 --> 00:19:20.230
  • the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ,
  • 00:19:20.260 --> 00:19:23.180
  • and He shall reign forever and ever."
  • 00:19:23.210 --> 00:19:26.090
  • Number 17: He will be given dominion.
  • 00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:29.060
  • Daniel 7:14.
  • 00:19:29.090 --> 00:19:31.080
  • "Then to Him was given dominion and glory
  • 00:19:31.110 --> 00:19:34.160
  • and a Kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:38.050
  • should serve Him.
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:39.110
  • His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
  • 00:19:39.140 --> 00:19:42.020
  • which shall not pass away, and His Kingdom the one
  • 00:19:42.050 --> 00:19:45.040
  • which shall not be destroyed."
  • 00:19:45.070 --> 00:19:47.130
  • That's a good amen place right there.
  • 00:19:47.160 --> 00:19:49.040
  • Number 18: all who are in the graves will hear His voice.
  • 00:19:49.070 --> 00:19:54.030
  • John 5:20 -- that's good, if you've lost loved ones.
  • 00:19:54.060 --> 00:19:56.290
  • John 5:28.
  • 00:19:57.020 --> 00:19:58.070
  • "Do not marvel at this, for the hour is coming in which
  • 00:19:58.100 --> 00:20:01.090
  • all who are in the graves will hear His voice."
  • 00:20:01.120 --> 00:20:04.090
  • Number 19: every eye will see Him.
  • 00:20:04.120 --> 00:20:07.190
  • Revelation 1:7.
  • 00:20:07.220 --> 00:20:10.140
  • "Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye
  • 00:20:10.170 --> 00:20:12.040
  • will see Him, even they who pierced Him."
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:15.160
  • Number 20: every knee will bow, and we'll get to the Revelation
  • 00:20:15.190 --> 00:20:20.270
  • -- I mean, the Philippians 2 passage in a moment.
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:23.090
  • But let me read you -- a lot of people don't realize,
  • 00:20:23.120 --> 00:20:25.110
  • this is -- Philippians 2 is a quote from the Old Testament.
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:28.110
  • Isaiah 45:22-23.
  • 00:20:28.140 --> 00:20:32.060
  • "Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth!
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:35.130
  • For I am God, and there is no other.
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  • I have sworn by Myself.
  • 00:20:38.040 --> 00:20:41.110
  • The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
  • 00:20:41.140 --> 00:20:43.060
  • and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow,
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  • every tongue shall take an oath."
  • 00:20:47.010 --> 00:20:49.010
  • And then, Philippians 2:9-11.
  • 00:20:49.040 --> 00:20:51.040
  • "Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him
  • 00:20:51.070 --> 00:20:53.030
  • a name which is above every name,
  • 00:20:53.060 --> 00:20:55.090
  • that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:20:57.190
  • of things in Heaven, and things on earth,
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:20:59.180
  • and things under the earth, and every tongue should confess
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:02.020
  • that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
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  • Amen?
  • 00:21:06.130 --> 00:21:07.170
  • Amen.
  • 00:21:07.200 --> 00:21:10.100
  • Now, that's 20 of 'em, I'm gonna give you 21,
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  • and we'll make just a couple of comments about number 21,
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:16.160
  • because this one might shock you,
  • 00:21:16.190 --> 00:21:19.110
  • but it is an irrefutable fact of the second coming.
  • 00:21:19.140 --> 00:21:21.210
  • Number 21: we can hasten the coming of the Lord.
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  • We can speed up the coming of the Lord.
  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:33.130
  • 2 Peter 3:12 says: "Looking for and hastening the coming
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:38.240
  • of the day of our God."
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  • And you say, "Well, are you sure it means speed up?"
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  • Well, let me just show you the Greek,
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  • and I wanted to show it to you, the Greek definition
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  • of the word hastening.
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  • It's pronounced speudo.
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  • I wanted you to know that there is no Greek word
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  • pronounced speedo.
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  • And I wanna state emphatically that the Bible
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  • does not support men wearing speedos.
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  • I don't care what you think you look like, you don't.
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  • It is not something that the rest of us wanna see.
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  • Okay.
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  • Amen.
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  • But, let me tell you this.
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  • This Greek word is where we actually get
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  • our English word speed.
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  • This is where it comes from.
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  • Obviously, it goes from the Greek to the Latin
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  • to English.
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  • It is -- this is where we get -- this is the word,
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  • this Greek word, speudo, is where we get
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  • the word speed from, and you can see because of the way
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  • it's spelled there, the S-P-E-U-D-O, but it's not
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  • pronounced speedo, okay?
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  • This is what the definition is: "To cause something
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  • to happen soon, to hurry something up."
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  • And then, it has the quotation here, it is paraphrasing
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  • what we just read.
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  • It's putting the definition into the verse.
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  • "Making the day of God come soon,
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  • or hurrying up the day of God."
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  • Hurrying up, speeding up, the day of God.
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  • Let me read it to you, this verse, and a few other versions.
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  • The New Living Translation says: "Looking forward to
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  • the day of God and hurrying it along."
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  • The NIV says: "Look forward to the day of God
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  • and speed its coming."
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  • Today's English Version says: "Do your best to make
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  • it come soon."
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  • Isn't that good?
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  • Phillip says: "Working for the coming of that day,"
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  • and the New English Bible says: "Work to hasten it along."
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  • Now, let me just remind you.
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  • Do business 'til I come.
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  • Do business 'til I come.
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  • "Well, Lord, when is Your coming?"
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  • Listen.
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  • Don't get deceived.
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  • Don't get distracted.
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  • Don't get sidetracked.
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  • All things are gonna happen.
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  • You're gonna hear about all sorts of stuff,
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  • and basically, you're gonna have people coming and telling you,
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  • "Well, this means this, and this means this,
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  • and this means this," but He said, "I wanna tell you,
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  • the one sign of My coming you need to know, this gospel
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  • will be preached in the whole world,
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  • and then the end will come."
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  • Let's hasten the coming of the Lord, and here's the one way
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  • we do it according to scripture.
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  • Preach the gospel to the whole world, and you might say,
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  • "Well, I'm not a preacher."
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  • That simply means to proclaim.
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  • Proclaim the gospel.
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  • The gospel is the Good News that Jesus, God's Son,
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  • became a Man, lived the life that we couldn't live,
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  • died the death that we should have died, and then rose again
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  • on the third day, so that everyone who receives Him
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  • receives eternal life, freely, from the Father.
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  • And to preach the Good News is simply to tell people
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  • that gospel, that story, that Jesus is the Son of God,
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  • and died for our sins.
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  • I wanna encourage you, tell someone this week the Good News.
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  • Tell someone the Good News of the gospel.
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  • I'll see you next time.
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