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  • ROBERT MORRIS: Revelation 6,and you could put a marker
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  • at Revelation 21.
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  • It'd just be a few pagesto the right.
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  • This week's title is,"Some Easy Questions."
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  • All right?
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  • We did a tough question,now we're gonna do some
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  • easy questions about heaven,and I'm actually gonna answer
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  • some easy questions aboutheaven, and a bonus question.
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  • All right?
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  • And I'm gonna go aheadand answer
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  • the bonus question now,because I get asked this a lot.
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  • People will say, "Pastor,will my pets be in heaven?"
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  • My answer is, yours will,but mine won't.
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  • All of minewill go to hell, so.
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  • From hell they came,to hell they shall return.
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  • That's personally my...well, I take that back.
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  • Actually, I had one thatwill probably get to heaven,
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  • because although it lived to be12 years old on this earth,
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  • it never reached the ageof accountability.
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  • It never knew the differencebetween right and wrong,
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  • where to poopand where not to.
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  • So anyway, that one'llprobably make it.
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  • The Bible does say though,just to help some of you,
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  • because I know this isactually an important question
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  • for some of you,that animals will be in heaven.
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  • "The lion and the lamb shalllie down together", and so,
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  • there are referencesto animals in heaven,
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  • so hopefully that's comforting.
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  • Although again, those of youthat had some from hell,
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  • they will not be there,so don't worry about that.
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  • All right!
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  • Revelation 6, only three verseswe're going to read,
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  • and there's so much truthin these three verses,
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  • it's just gonna be incredible.
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  • We'll put other verses in,but let's begin
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  • with these three.
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  • Revelation 6:9, "When He openedthe fifth seal,
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  • I saw under the altar the soulsof those who had been slain
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  • for the word of Godand for their testimony
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  • which they held.
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  • And they cried with a loudvoice, saying, "How long,
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  • O Lord, holy and true,until You judge and avenge
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  • our blood on thosewho dwell on the earth?"
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  • Then a white robe was givento each of them, and it was
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  • said to them that they shouldrest a little while longer,
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  • until both the numberof their fellow servants
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  • and their brethren,who would be killed
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  • as they were, was completed."
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  • All right, here's the firstquestion we're gonna answer.
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  • Will we have bodiesin heaven?
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  • Will we have bodiesin heaven?
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  • You know, people havemisconceptions
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  • that we're gonna float aroundon clouds,
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  • we're gonna play harps,we're gonna eat grapes.
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  • But some people think, well,we're not gonna have bodies.
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  • We're gonna be like air,we're gonna be like a wisp
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  • of smoke or something.
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  • But, let me just ask youa very simple question,
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  • and then I'll give youa Scripture to show you
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  • exactly that wewill have bodies.
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  • But a very simple questionis, why did He give robes
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  • to them if theydidn't have bodies?
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  • And by the way,it said there was given
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  • "to each of them" a robe.
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  • I think it's acustom-made robe.
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  • I don't think that it isa one size doesn't fit all,
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  • X-rated hospital gown thatdoesn't close in the back.
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  • I think it's a good,custom robe.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 say,"The first man was
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  • of the earth", this is speakingof Adam, "made of dust.
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  • The second man", Jesus,"is the Lord from heaven.
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  • As was the man of dust,so also are those who are made
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  • of dust."
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  • In other words,Adam had an earthly body,
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  • we have an earthly body.
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  • "And as is the heavenly Man,so also are those
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  • who are heavenly.
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  • And as we have bornethe image of the man of dust,
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  • we shall also bear the imageof the heavenly Man."
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  • In other words,Jesus is our example.
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  • He had an earthly body.
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  • He got tired, He got hungry,and that body actually suffered
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  • and died a physical death,but He was resurrected
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  • with a heavenly body,and that heavenly body
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  • walked on the earth,that heavenly body ate meals,
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  • so we are gonna be able to eatin heaven and never gain weight.
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  • That's my theory!
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  • And by the way, the first mealin heaven obviously,
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  • Jesus' first meal,was fish and chips.
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  • So, we will have fish and chipsin heaven.
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  • That body was walking alonga road one day,
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  • talking to some disciples,and then disappeared.
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  • That body walked through a wall,through a locked door.
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  • So, it is a resurrected body,but our bodies and our spirits
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  • reunite at the second coming.
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  • Many people don't know this.
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  • Remember, Jesus said,"Touch Me."
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  • Look, touch.
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  • And He also said,"Touch the scars in My hand."
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  • So, there is something ofthe physical body becoming
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  • a heavenly body.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15 would bea great chapter to read.
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  • The whole thing talks aboutthe terrestrial
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  • and the celestial body and thedifferences between them,
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  • if you want to do somefurther study on that.
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  • All right, here's number two.
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  • Will we go toheaven immediately?
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  • Many that's popular areteaching soul sleep,
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  • that those who have died areactually in some sort of
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  • suspended state until thesecond coming of Jesus Christ.
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  • That is not true.
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  • The Bible does notteach that.
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  • The Bible teaches thatimmediately, when we die,
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  • we go to heaven.
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  • I want you to noticethat these martyrs
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  • in Revelation 6 have died.
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  • They are in heaven, talkingto God, in the presence of God,
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  • but it's beforethe second coming.
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  • The second coming is notuntil Revelation 19.
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  • And so, they are in thepresence of God immediately.
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  • Jesus said to the thief onthe cross, "Today you will
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  • be with me in paradise."
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  • 2 Corinthians 5:8 says,"We are confident, yes,
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  • well pleased rather to be absentfrom the body and to be present
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  • with the Lord."
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  • In other words, immediatelywhen you're absent
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  • from the body, you're presentwith the Lord.
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  • Any person that you've lost,that's saved, is in the presence
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  • of the Lord.
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  • Here's number three.
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  • Will we be ableto communicate?
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  • You know, again we just kindof think that we're floatin'
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  • on clouds, some people think,and you're just kind of
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  • sittin' there playin'your harp, you know?
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  • And another cloud floats by,and you know, you just kind of,
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  • you don't recognizethe person.
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  • It could have beenyour mother, you know?
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  • You're just playin' your harpand eatin' your grapes and all.
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  • That's not what heavenis about.
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  • It's not what heavenis like at all.
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  • Matter of fact, we'll getinto this a little bit more
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  • later in the series,but I want you to notice that
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  • the martyrs talked,and they talked to God.
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  • And, by the way,they talked loudly.
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  • It says, "They criedwith a loud voice."
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  • Heaven is not going to belike some of the church services
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  • we grew up in.
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  • You know?
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  • Shhh.
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  • Shhh.
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  • Shhh.
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  • We don't want to wakeGod up, He's very old.
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  • Here's number four,will we have emotions?
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  • Will we have emotions?
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  • I want you to notice thatthey cared deeply about what
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  • was going on on the earth.
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  • And remember, we're createdin the image of God.
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  • We're not going to get toheaven, your emotions
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  • are part of your soul.
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  • Your soul's goingto go to heaven.
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  • You're going to have a mind,you're going to have a will,
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  • you're going tohave emotions.
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  • Now, you say, well, couldI choose then not to serve God?
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  • No, you've made your choice.
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  • You only have one lifetimeto make your eternal choice.
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  • It is appointed untoman once to die.
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  • After that, the judgment.
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  • Please understand,there is no second chance.
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  • That is completely falsehood,and I'll cover a little bit
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  • of that next weekin the message next week.
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  • It is completely false thatthere is a second chance.
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  • There's nothing in Scripturethat teaches that.
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  • But, we will have emotions.
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  • As a matter of fact,there is joy in heaven when one
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  • sinner repents, and thatjoy will be unspeakable,
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  • unimaginable joy.
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  • The joy that we have on thisearth cannot even compare to
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  • the joy, the peace,the presence of God,
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  • that we will experiencewhile we're in heaven.
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  • Number five, willwe know everything?
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  • Will we know everything?
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  • It is a very, verycommon misconception,
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  • and the reason is that peoplebelieve this is because they
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  • put two Scriptures together,and the Scriptures don't say
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  • what they think they say.
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  • They think it says thatwe will know everything,
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  • or we will know as He knows.
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  • It does not say we will knowas He knows, it says,
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  • "We will see Him as He is",and it says, "We will know
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  • as we are known."
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  • Let me actually read youthose two Scriptures.
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  • 1 Corinthians 13:12 says,"For now we see in a mirror,
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  • dimly, but thenface to face.
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  • Now I know in part",now watch this,
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  • "but then I shall knowjust as I also am known."
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  • In other words, I will knowothers and they will know me.
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  • But it's not sayingI'll know everything.
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  • 1 John 3:2 says, "Beloved,now we are children of God,
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  • and it has not been revealedwhat we shall be,
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  • but we know that whenHe is revealed,
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  • we shall be like Him, for weshall see Him as He is."
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  • In other words, we are goingto have an eternal
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  • heavenly perspective, and whenit says we're gonna be like God,
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  • remember Adam and Evewere like God.
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  • We're created inthe image of God.
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  • But please understand,we will not be omniscient.
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  • We will never, ever knoweverything, but actually,
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  • this is a great thingabout heaven.
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  • If you got thereand you knew everything,
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  • you wouldn't have anythingto learn,
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  • or anything to explore,or anything to discover.
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  • We are actually going to bediscovering things
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  • for the rest of our lives.
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  • I believe in heaven we'regonna be able to travel
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  • at the speed of thoughtand visit a star
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  • that the Hubble telescope hasnever even seen,
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  • and we're gonna continually beable to see the creation of God,
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  • and learn things about Godand about the kingdom of God,
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  • and it's going to be awonderful, wonderful place.
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  • It's gonna be much better thanthe Discovery channel, even.
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  • Here's number six.
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  • Will we know what's happeningon earth?
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  • This is a common questionpeople have.
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  • Will we know what's happeningon earth?
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  • Yes, we will.
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  • Again, we'll have a heavenlyperspective, but the martyrs
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  • said, when are you gonnaavenge our blood?
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  • They knew it had not been,their blood had not
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  • been avenged.
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  • In other words, they said, hey,those guys are still
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  • walkin' around.
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  • We see those guys walkin' aroundon earth that killed us.
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  • When are You gonnaavenge our blood?
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  • We are going to understandwhat's going on on earth,
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  • but again, with aheavenly perspective.
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  • Hebrews 12:1 says,"Therefore we also,
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  • since we are surrounded by sogreat a cloud of witnesses,
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  • let us lay aside every weight,and the sin which so easily
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  • ensnares us, and let us runwith endurance the race
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  • that is set before us."
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  • This is Hebrews 12:1, rightafter the whole chapter of
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  • Hebrews 11, which is the"Hall of Faith", we call it -
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  • all those Old Testamentsaints that have gone to be
  • 00:11:18.960 --> 00:11:20.995
  • with the Lord.
  • 00:11:21.096 --> 00:11:22.163
  • And then he says they arewitnessing what's going on
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  • right now.
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  • They are cheering you on.
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  • Listen.
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  • You have people in heaven,family and friends that have
  • 00:11:29.270 --> 00:11:32.173
  • gone on before you, that arecheering you on right now.
  • 00:11:32.273 --> 00:11:35.777
  • We have a cloudof witnesses.
  • 00:11:35.877 --> 00:11:37.312
  • Luke 15:7, I referencedthis a moment ago.
  • 00:11:37.412 --> 00:11:39.681
  • "I say to you that likewisethere will be more joy in heaven
  • 00:11:39.781 --> 00:11:42.917
  • over one sinner who repentsthan over ninety-nine
  • 00:11:43.017 --> 00:11:46.054
  • just personswho need no repentance."
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  • Listen to me.
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  • This has to be beforethe coming of Christ,
  • 00:11:48.923 --> 00:11:50.391
  • because after the comingof Christ,
  • 00:11:50.492 --> 00:11:51.659
  • no sinner's going to repent.
  • 00:11:51.760 --> 00:11:53.995
  • He's saying, I'm tellin' youwhen a person gets saved,
  • 00:11:54.095 --> 00:11:56.564
  • and I personally believethat mainly it's your family
  • 00:11:56.664 --> 00:11:59.567
  • and friends that arethrowin' the party,
  • 00:11:59.667 --> 00:12:01.569
  • and some of your family aresaying, thank God,
  • 00:12:01.669 --> 00:12:03.905
  • I never thought he'd get saved.
  • 00:12:04.005 --> 00:12:05.473
  • He was the most hard-headedperson I ever knew.
  • 00:12:05.573 --> 00:12:07.876
  • Thank you, Lord.
  • 00:12:07.976 --> 00:12:10.378
  • And they are going to throwa party when people get saved.
  • 00:12:10.478 --> 00:12:13.448
  • Number seven, will we rememberour lives on earth?
  • 00:12:13.548 --> 00:12:17.318
  • Will we rememberour lives on earth?
  • 00:12:17.418 --> 00:12:20.054
  • Well, that's very simple.
  • 00:12:20.155 --> 00:12:21.322
  • Again, from this very simplepassage, Revelation 6:9-11,
  • 00:12:21.422 --> 00:12:23.358
  • they rememberedthey were murdered.
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  • They had not forgotten that.
  • 00:12:26.694 --> 00:12:30.031
  • Well, how'd you die?
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  • That dude right there.
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  • That guy killed me.
  • 00:12:32.367 --> 00:12:34.402
  • That's how I was murdered.
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  • That's how I got here.
  • 00:12:35.436 --> 00:12:36.671
  • And he's not mad at him, 'causehe's livin' in heaven now.
  • 00:12:36.771 --> 00:12:39.107
  • He's excited about it.
  • 00:12:39.207 --> 00:12:40.441
  • But, they rememberedtheir lives, and listen.
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  • Abraham said to the rich man,which is the passage
  • 00:12:43.678 --> 00:12:45.947
  • we're gonna cover nextweek...Abraham said, "Son,
  • 00:12:46.047 --> 00:12:48.416
  • remember in your lifetime."
  • 00:12:48.516 --> 00:12:51.019
  • Remember in your lifetimeyou received good things,
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  • and this manreceived evil things.
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  • Remember, this is what mosttheologians believe,
  • 00:12:56.558 --> 00:12:59.060
  • and I believe this as well.
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  • In heaven, our memorieswill make us grateful.
  • 00:13:00.829 --> 00:13:05.700
  • If you don't have anythingto compare heaven to,
  • 00:13:05.800 --> 00:13:08.303
  • why would you evenappreciate it?
  • 00:13:08.403 --> 00:13:10.505
  • But, we're going to havesomething to compare it to.
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  • But now, listen.
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  • In heaven, our memoriesmake us grateful.
  • 00:13:12.974 --> 00:13:15.510
  • In hell, memories tormentpeople, because they know
  • 00:13:15.610 --> 00:13:19.247
  • that they had a chanceand they refused God's love
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  • and God's goodness.
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  • So, yes, we will have memoriesof our lives on earth.
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  • Here's number eight.
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  • Will we know people?
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  • Will we know people?
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  • I said a moment ago,people sometimes think
  • 00:13:31.226 --> 00:13:32.927
  • that we're gonna be up thereand not going to know anybody.
  • 00:13:33.027 --> 00:13:36.231
  • Remember 1 Corinthians 13?
  • 00:13:36.331 --> 00:13:37.732
  • We read it a moment ago.
  • 00:13:37.832 --> 00:13:38.833
  • "We will know aswe are known."
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  • And, can I just giveyou my answer to this?
  • 00:13:40.835 --> 00:13:42.971
  • We will finally know people.
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  • We don't know peopleon this earth.
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  • We really don't.
  • 00:13:46.875 --> 00:13:48.209
  • We think we do, but on earth...let me say it another way.
  • 00:13:48.309 --> 00:13:51.646
  • We're finally gonnaunderstand people.
  • 00:13:51.746 --> 00:13:53.448
  • You're gonna see someone[indiscernible].
  • 00:13:53.548 --> 00:13:55.516
  • I finally understand you.
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  • You're probably gonnasay that to your wife.
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  • Finally.
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  • You are a great,intelligent person.
  • 00:14:00.989 --> 00:14:03.625
  • I just couldn't figureit out on earth.
  • 00:14:03.725 --> 00:14:05.760
  • I never could figure outwhat you were talkin' about.
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  • Finally, we'regoing to know people.
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  • By the way, I think also,I think we're gonna be surprised
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  • at some people that are therethat we didn't think
  • 00:14:17.305 --> 00:14:19.040
  • were gonna be there.
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  • We're gonna [indiscernible].
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  • You...you made it?
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  • Of course, you know whatthey're gonna say, don't you?
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  • You made it?
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  • Yeah, back at you.
  • 00:14:28.249 --> 00:14:29.083
  • Okay, so.
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  • All right, let me showyou a Scripture here.
  • 00:14:30.718 --> 00:14:32.587
  • This is a great Scriptureabout are we gonna know
  • 00:14:32.687 --> 00:14:34.856
  • people in heaven.
  • 00:14:34.956 --> 00:14:35.924
  • Matthew 8:11, thisis Jesus speaking.
  • 00:14:36.024 --> 00:14:38.660
  • "And I say to you thatmany", many, "will come from
  • 00:14:38.760 --> 00:14:42.430
  • east and west, and sit downwith Abraham, Isaac,
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  • and Jacob in thekingdom of heaven."
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  • Do you realizewhat you just read?
  • 00:14:50.338 --> 00:14:51.739
  • You're gonna be able tosit down with Abraham.
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  • You're gonna be able to askAbraham, what was going
  • 00:14:53.675 --> 00:14:56.711
  • through your mind when youwere walking Isaac up that
  • 00:14:56.811 --> 00:14:59.280
  • hill to sacrifice him?
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  • You're gonna be able to sitdown with Moses, and David,
  • 00:15:01.349 --> 00:15:03.618
  • and Deborah, and Ruth, andSamuel, and Ezekiel, and Isaiah.
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  • You're gonna be able to sitdown with these
  • 00:15:09.057 --> 00:15:11.159
  • wonderful people.
  • 00:15:11.259 --> 00:15:12.260
  • Now, I've got to tell you,I thought about this
  • 00:15:12.360 --> 00:15:13.761
  • and all of a sudden I had thiskind of doom come over me,
  • 00:15:13.861 --> 00:15:17.832
  • because I got to thinkin'about, I have preached on
  • 00:15:17.932 --> 00:15:20.902
  • just about everybody inthe Bible, and I have aired
  • 00:15:21.002 --> 00:15:24.172
  • their dirty laundryon television.
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  • And I'm just wonderin', whenI meet someone, they'll say,
  • 00:15:29.243 --> 00:15:33.481
  • "Why did you say thatabout me in that sermon?"
  • 00:15:33.581 --> 00:15:36.150
  • You know?
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:37.085
  • I mean, because youknow, like Peter.
  • 00:15:37.185 --> 00:15:39.320
  • I make fun of Peter a lot.
  • 00:15:39.420 --> 00:15:41.456
  • I don't mean anydisrespect, Peter.
  • 00:15:41.556 --> 00:15:43.925
  • But I liken myself a lotto Peter, because it seems
  • 00:15:44.025 --> 00:15:48.663
  • to me that Peter was alwayssaying the wrong thing
  • 00:15:48.763 --> 00:15:51.632
  • at the wrong time.
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  • You know what I'm saying?
  • 00:15:52.734 --> 00:15:53.835
  • He was just always blurtingthings out that he wished
  • 00:15:53.935 --> 00:15:55.803
  • he could take back.
  • 00:15:55.903 --> 00:15:57.205
  • Like when Jesus came walkingon the water, Jesus said,
  • 00:15:57.305 --> 00:16:00.041
  • "Don't be afraid, it's Me."
  • 00:16:00.141 --> 00:16:02.010
  • Peter said, "Lord,if it's You."
  • 00:16:02.110 --> 00:16:08.282
  • And Jesus is thinkin',I just said...yeah,
  • 00:16:08.383 --> 00:16:12.086
  • I said it was Me, didn't I?
  • 00:16:12.186 --> 00:16:14.022
  • And of course, youknow how Peter was.
  • 00:16:14.122 --> 00:16:15.056
  • "Lord, if it's You,tell me to come."
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  • Come.
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  • Excuse Me?
  • 00:16:17.992 --> 00:16:19.160
  • You know, he wished he couldhave taken that back, right?
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:20.995
  • And then at the Mountof Transfiguration,
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  • Moses and Elijah show up.
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  • Moses, been dead forthousands of years,
  • 00:16:28.069 --> 00:16:30.204
  • and Elijah, two of the greatestOld Testament prophets
  • 00:16:30.304 --> 00:16:33.374
  • that are either in Revelation,the two witnesses,
  • 00:16:33.474 --> 00:16:36.477
  • or like that, okay?
  • 00:16:36.577 --> 00:16:38.413
  • Because it talks aboutthese two witnesses,
  • 00:16:38.513 --> 00:16:40.081
  • and it describes Mosesand Elijah.
  • 00:16:40.181 --> 00:16:42.016
  • But, they show up and Jesus...now, this is what's amazing,
  • 00:16:42.116 --> 00:16:45.386
  • is transfigured before them.
  • 00:16:45.486 --> 00:16:48.456
  • I mean, He takes off His fleshand the glory of God
  • 00:16:48.556 --> 00:16:50.725
  • is standing right there.
  • 00:16:50.825 --> 00:16:52.927
  • So, Jesus, Moses, and Elijahare talking, and Peter says,
  • 00:16:53.027 --> 00:16:57.465
  • it's a good thing I'm here.
  • 00:16:57.565 --> 00:16:59.200
  • It didn't matterthat Peter was there.
  • 00:16:59.300 --> 00:17:03.504
  • He just blurts it out.
  • 00:17:03.604 --> 00:17:05.039
  • As a matter of fact, whenyou read your Bible it says,
  • 00:17:05.139 --> 00:17:06.841
  • "Then Peter answered."
  • 00:17:06.941 --> 00:17:08.276
  • No one asked him anything.
  • 00:17:08.376 --> 00:17:11.746
  • And then, Jesus said...now, this is something
  • 00:17:11.846 --> 00:17:14.048
  • that people, we see this asa good thing
  • 00:17:14.148 --> 00:17:15.716
  • Peter said and it is,but Jesus' response
  • 00:17:15.817 --> 00:17:18.286
  • just blows me away.
  • 00:17:18.386 --> 00:17:19.353
  • Jesus said, "Who do mensay that I am?"
  • 00:17:19.454 --> 00:17:21.889
  • And the disciples said,"Well, some say Elijah,
  • 00:17:21.989 --> 00:17:23.424
  • some say John the Baptistor one of the prophets."
  • 00:17:23.524 --> 00:17:25.526
  • Jesus said, "Who doyou say that I am?"
  • 00:17:25.626 --> 00:17:27.528
  • Peter said,"You're the Christ,
  • 00:17:27.628 --> 00:17:28.896
  • the Son of the Living God."
  • 00:17:28.996 --> 00:17:30.398
  • Jesus said, "Flesh and blooddoes not reveal this to you,
  • 00:17:30.498 --> 00:17:32.366
  • Peter, but MyFather in heaven."
  • 00:17:32.467 --> 00:17:33.601
  • This is what he was saying...this is a miracle.
  • 00:17:33.701 --> 00:17:36.137
  • That you got the right answer,Peter, that's a miracle.
  • 00:17:36.237 --> 00:17:41.275
  • This is a miracle.
  • 00:17:41.375 --> 00:17:42.977
  • Okay.
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  • I'm sorry, I just...it'sjust for fun, you know, so.
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  • All right.
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  • Yes, we will knowpeople in heaven.
  • 00:17:49.984 --> 00:17:52.887
  • Number nine, will it be boring?
  • 00:17:52.987 --> 00:17:58.926
  • Okay, let me tell you.
  • 00:17:59.026 --> 00:18:00.761
  • Do you realize that Satan isthe one who has basically
  • 00:18:00.862 --> 00:18:06.367
  • put the theme out there,heaven is going to be
  • 00:18:06.467 --> 00:18:09.237
  • the most boring church serviceyou've ever been in
  • 00:18:09.337 --> 00:18:13.474
  • for all eternity, and hell isgonna be the fun,
  • 00:18:13.574 --> 00:18:17.612
  • exciting party place?
  • 00:18:17.712 --> 00:18:18.813
  • Have you ever had people say,well, I don't want to
  • 00:18:18.913 --> 00:18:20.882
  • go to heaven, none of my friendsare gonna be there.
  • 00:18:20.982 --> 00:18:23.684
  • Isn't that foolishness?
  • 00:18:23.784 --> 00:18:25.853
  • Well, I'm gonna go to hell.
  • 00:18:25.953 --> 00:18:27.021
  • Hell's gonna bethe fun place.
  • 00:18:27.121 --> 00:18:28.122
  • It's amazing.
  • 00:18:28.222 --> 00:18:29.857
  • Heaven is losingthe marketing battle,
  • 00:18:29.957 --> 00:18:33.161
  • and the reason is,is because those of us
  • 00:18:33.261 --> 00:18:35.263
  • who are going don't even knowenough about it
  • 00:18:35.363 --> 00:18:38.633
  • to invite someone to go.
  • 00:18:38.733 --> 00:18:41.469
  • We just tell them, hey,there's this great restaurant
  • 00:18:41.569 --> 00:18:42.970
  • you gotta go to.
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:43.771
  • You just gotta go.
  • 00:18:43.871 --> 00:18:45.039
  • Well, where is it?
  • 00:18:45.139 --> 00:18:45.973
  • I don't know.
  • 00:18:46.073 --> 00:18:47.608
  • Well, what kind of fooddo they serve?
  • 00:18:47.708 --> 00:18:49.977
  • Don't know.
  • 00:18:50.077 --> 00:18:51.812
  • Well, have you been there?
  • 00:18:51.913 --> 00:18:53.748
  • No, but you gotta go.
  • 00:18:53.848 --> 00:18:56.384
  • You gotta go.
  • 00:18:56.484 --> 00:18:57.685
  • Don't know anything about it,don't know what the menu is,
  • 00:18:57.785 --> 00:18:59.187
  • but you gotta go.
  • 00:18:59.287 --> 00:19:00.688
  • Listen, we need tounderstand this.
  • 00:19:00.788 --> 00:19:02.723
  • The more we understand heaven,the more motivated
  • 00:19:02.823 --> 00:19:05.193
  • we are to get ourfriends there.
  • 00:19:05.293 --> 00:19:07.929
  • And the more we understandhell, which I'll talk about
  • 00:19:08.029 --> 00:19:11.165
  • next week, the moremotivated we are to get people
  • 00:19:11.265 --> 00:19:14.468
  • to never go there.
  • 00:19:14.569 --> 00:19:16.637
  • Heaven is going to bethe most spectacular place
  • 00:19:16.737 --> 00:19:19.540
  • in the world.
  • 00:19:19.640 --> 00:19:21.242
  • Heaven's gonna be wonderful.
  • 00:19:21.342 --> 00:19:22.543
  • I've talked about ita little bit, but you know,
  • 00:19:22.643 --> 00:19:23.945
  • run up a thousand stepsand never get tired.
  • 00:19:24.045 --> 00:19:27.215
  • Travel at the speed ofthought across the universe.
  • 00:19:27.315 --> 00:19:29.884
  • Eat banana pudding all day,and never gain a pound.
  • 00:19:29.984 --> 00:19:39.126
  • Heaven is going to besuch a spectacular place.
  • 00:19:39.227 --> 00:19:43.030
  • Let me read you from a bookcalled, "90 Minutes in Heaven",
  • 00:19:43.130 --> 00:19:49.570
  • by Don Piper.
  • 00:19:49.670 --> 00:19:51.439
  • And there are severalgood books about this,
  • 00:19:51.539 --> 00:19:54.308
  • and you do have to obviouslybe careful with any book
  • 00:19:54.408 --> 00:19:56.611
  • of a person's experience,because we can't
  • 00:19:56.711 --> 00:19:58.980
  • put it on the same level asScripture, but if it agrees
  • 00:19:59.080 --> 00:20:01.916
  • with Scripture then we can,and this is a wonderful passage.
  • 00:20:02.016 --> 00:20:05.586
  • I just think this isabsolutely amazing.
  • 00:20:05.686 --> 00:20:07.888
  • This man actually was deadfor 90 minutes.
  • 00:20:07.989 --> 00:20:10.057
  • Listen to what he said.
  • 00:20:10.157 --> 00:20:12.426
  • "As I try to explain heaven,my words seem weak
  • 00:20:12.526 --> 00:20:15.630
  • and hardly adequate, because Ihave to use earthly terms
  • 00:20:15.730 --> 00:20:19.166
  • to refer to unimaginable joy,excitement, warmth,
  • 00:20:19.267 --> 00:20:23.971
  • and total happiness.
  • 00:20:24.071 --> 00:20:25.806
  • Everyone continuallyembraced me, touched me,
  • 00:20:25.906 --> 00:20:29.877
  • spoke to me, laughed,and praised God.
  • 00:20:29.977 --> 00:20:31.646
  • This seemed to go onfor a long time,
  • 00:20:31.746 --> 00:20:33.414
  • but I didn't tire of it.
  • 00:20:33.514 --> 00:20:35.082
  • My father is oneof 11 children.
  • 00:20:35.182 --> 00:20:36.851
  • Some of his brothers and sistershad as many as 13 children.
  • 00:20:36.951 --> 00:20:40.054
  • When I was a kid, our familyreunions were so huge we rented
  • 00:20:40.154 --> 00:20:43.557
  • an entire city parkin Monticello, Arkansas.
  • 00:20:43.658 --> 00:20:47.528
  • We Pipers are affectionate,with a lot of hugging
  • 00:20:47.628 --> 00:20:49.697
  • and kissing wheneverwe come together.
  • 00:20:49.797 --> 00:20:51.465
  • None of those earthly familyreunions, however, prepared me
  • 00:20:51.565 --> 00:20:55.169
  • for the sublime gatheringof saints I experienced
  • 00:20:55.269 --> 00:20:58.205
  • at the gates of heaven.
  • 00:20:58.306 --> 00:21:00.241
  • Those who were gathered inMonticello were some of
  • 00:21:00.341 --> 00:21:02.310
  • the same people waiting for meat the gates of heaven.
  • 00:21:02.410 --> 00:21:04.979
  • Heaven was many things,but without a doubt,
  • 00:21:05.079 --> 00:21:07.281
  • it was the greatest familyreunion of all.
  • 00:21:07.381 --> 00:21:10.284
  • Everything I experienced waslike a first class buffet
  • 00:21:10.384 --> 00:21:13.854
  • for the senses.
  • 00:21:13.954 --> 00:21:15.022
  • I have never felt suchpowerful embraces,
  • 00:21:15.122 --> 00:21:17.758
  • or feasted my eyeson such beauty.
  • 00:21:17.858 --> 00:21:20.361
  • Heaven's light and texturedefy earthly eyes
  • 00:21:20.461 --> 00:21:22.997
  • or explanation.
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  • Warm, radiantlight engulfed me.
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  • As I looked around, I couldhardly grasp the vivid,
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  • dazzling colors.
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  • Every hue and tone surpassedanything I had ever seen.
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  • With all the heightenedawareness of my senses,
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  • I felt as if I had never seen,heard, or felt anything
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  • so real before.
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  • Never in my happiest momentshad I felt so fully alive."
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  • Doesn't that makeyou want to go?
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  • Isn't that a great place?
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  • Now, go to Revelation 21and let me read a little bit
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  • of a description of heaven.
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  • By the way, on downin Revelation 21
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  • it gives a description,a literal description,
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  • of the New Jerusalem.
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  • And just to let you know,the New Jerusalem, if you want
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  • a literal description of it,it's 1.380 miles long,
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  • 1.380 miles wide,and 1.380 miles high.
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  • It's a perfect cube.
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  • You can read thatin Revelation 21.
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  • Revelation 21:1, "Now Isaw a new heaven
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  • and a new earth, for the firstheaven and the first earth
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  • had passed away.
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  • Also there was no more sea.
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  • Then I, John, saw the holy city,New Jerusalem, coming down
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  • out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride adorned
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  • for her husband.
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  • And I heard a loud voicefrom heaven, saying,
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  • "Behold, the tabernacle ofGod is with men,
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  • and He will dwell with them, andthey shall be His people.
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  • God Himself will be with themand be their God.
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  • And God will wipe awayevery tear from their eyes.
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  • There shall be no moredeath, nor sorrow, nor crying.
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  • There shall be no more pain,for the former things
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  • have passed away."
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  • And then He who sat onthe throne said, "Behold,
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  • I make all things new."
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  • And He said to me, "Write,for these words are true
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  • and faithful."
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  • Listen, the greatest thingabout heaven is going to be
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  • the fellowship of otherbelievers and the fellowship
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  • with the Fatherwe're going to have.
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  • And here's number ten,the tenth question.
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  • It's the most important one.
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  • Who will be there?
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  • Who will be there?
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  • Well, we stopped at Verse 5.
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  • If you'll look at Verse 6,"And He said to me, "It is done.
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  • I am the Alpha and the Omega",that's the first
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  • and last lettersin the Greek alphabet,
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  • "the Beginning and the End.
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  • I will give of the fountainof the water of life freely
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  • to him who thirsts",and I love the word "freely".
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  • Revelation 22, just onechapter over, Verse 17.
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  • "And the Spiritand the bride say, "Come. "
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  • And let him who hears say,"Come. "
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  • And let him who thirsts come.
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  • Whoever desires", whoeverdesires, "let him take
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  • the water of life freely."
  • 00:23:59.520 --> 00:24:02.857
  • By the way, the Old KingJames says, "Whosoever will."
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  • Whosoever will.
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  • Romans 10:9, "If you confesswith your mouth the Lord Jesus
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  • and believe in your heartthat God has raised Him
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  • from the dead,you will be saved."
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  • And Romans 10:13, "For whoevercalls on the name of the Lord
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  • shall be saved."
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  • Who will be there?
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  • Those who believe inthe Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • and those who call on His name.
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  • Heaven is going tobe wonderful,
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  • and I want to encourage you,if you've never given
  • 00:24:30.551 --> 00:24:32.520
  • your life to the Lord Jesus,you can give your life
  • 00:24:32.620 --> 00:24:35.456
  • to Jesus right now.
  • 00:24:35.556 --> 00:24:37.324
  • Right now, you can ask the Lordto come into your life
  • 00:24:37.424 --> 00:24:40.528
  • and save you, and receivethe free gift of salvation
  • 00:24:40.628 --> 00:24:45.232
  • through the LordJesus Christ.
  • 00:24:45.332 --> 00:24:47.234
  • I also want to encourage youthat we need to spread
  • 00:24:47.334 --> 00:24:50.104
  • the word to everyperson we meet.
  • 00:24:50.204 --> 00:24:53.574
  • God created heaven so that wecould spend eternity with Him,
  • 00:24:53.674 --> 00:24:58.078
  • and God gives us allthe opportunity to choose Him.
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  • Share this.
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  • Go out, tell everyone Jesussaid, "Compel people to come in,
  • 00:25:03.884 --> 00:25:09.023
  • that My Father's housemay be filled."
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  • Hey, thanks so muchfor watching.
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  • I want to encourage youto watch next week
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  • as I continue this series,"The End."
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  • ANNOUNCER: We're so glad thatyou joined us
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  • for today's program, and we hopethat you enjoyed
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  • this important and timelymessage from Pastor Robert.
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  • The afterlife is mysterious, andcan often be scary
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  • and overwhelming to think about.
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  • Just the thought of it raisesquestion after question.
  • 00:25:32.279 --> 00:25:35.082
  • What's Heaven like?
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  • Is there a literal Hell?
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  • Is there a judgement?
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  • What about the second coming?
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  • How can you know for sure?
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  • In this five-part series, "TheEnd: What Happens Next"
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  • Pastor Robert reveals theanswers to these questions
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  • and so many more so that you canbegin living a life
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  • that truly matters.
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  • Because, ultimately, what youbelieve about death and eternity
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  • will determine how you live.
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  • So don't live another daywithout knowing the comforting
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  • and motivating truth about whathappens next.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Living your best lifeisn't about having a dream home,
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  • wonderful kids,or the ideal job.
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  • It's about changesin your family, health,
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  • and relationships.
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  • When God changes your heart,you'll discover
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  • that there is so muchmore to life.
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  • With humor, passion,and clarity,
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  • Pastor Robert presents,
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  • "The Secretsof Living Your Best Life."
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