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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Museums:within the walls
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  • of these institutions, the signsof our history are preserved
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  • through collectionsof artistic, cultural,
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  • and scientific importance.
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  • Exhibits chronicle the people,places, and events
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  • that have shaped our world.
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  • There's coming a seriesof events so apocalyptic,
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  • it will put a periodbehind the world as we know it,
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  • and not one museum will be leftstanding to memorialize
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  • its destruction.
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  • But what if we could visitsuch a place: a museum
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  • containing the signs of what isto come, exhibits and remnants
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  • of the end times?
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  • What could we learn?
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  • How would it change the way welive today?
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  • Though in truth,a museum of this kind
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  • will never be built,through the lens of God's Word,
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  • our imagination can catcha glimpse of not what
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  • has happened, but will happen.
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  • Come with me on a tourof Bible prophecy and we
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  • will discover the signsGod has laid-out in Scripture,
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  • signs that assure us God hasa plan: for the future
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  • and for eternity.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: On today'sprogram we take a look
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  • at the great spiritual awakeningthat occurs in the middle
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  • of rampant lawlessnessand godlessness
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  • during the end times.
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  • This awakening comesfrom an unlikely source:
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  • Jews fromthe 12 tribes of Israel.
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  • Their mission?
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  • To preach the gospelof Jesus Christ.
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  • The result?
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  • Revival.
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  • Stay tuned for today's editionof "Turning Point,"
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  • "The 144.000 Rescued."
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  • male announcer:From Indianapolis, Indiana,
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  • this is "Turning Point"with Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • ♪ The greatest dayin history ♪
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  • ♪ Death is beatenyou have rescued me ♪
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  • ♪ Sing it outJesus is alive ♪
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  • ♪ The empty crossthe empty grave ♪
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  • ♪ Life eternalyou have won the day ♪
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  • ♪ Shout it outJesus is alive ♪
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  • ♪ He's alive ♪
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  • ♪ And oh, happy dayhappy day ♪
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  • ♪ You washed my sin away ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, happy day, happy day ♪
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  • ♪ I'll never be the same ♪
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  • ♪ Forever I am changed ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, what a glorious day ♪
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  • ♪ What a glorious waythat you have saved me ♪
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  • ♪ And oh, what a glorious day ♪
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  • ♪ What a glorious name ♪
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  • ♪ Whoa, oh, oh, happy dayhappy day ♪
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  • ♪ You washed my sin away ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, happy day, happy day ♪
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  • ♪ I'll never be the same ♪
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  • ♪ Forever I am changed ♪♪
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  • announcer: Coming up on"Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: There isa wonderful truth
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  • that God loves us andhe's able to save us and even
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  • in the midst of the stressof this world we can live
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  • a positive, Christ-honoring,productive life that
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  • will bring joy to our heartsand glory to his name.
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  • "The 144.000 Rescued."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Everywhere I gopeople wanna know
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  • when they talk about the eventsthat are happening
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  • in our world today,they say something like this,
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  • "Dr. Jeremiah,where is this all going?"
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  • And of course,that's a good question.
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  • But if you know the Bible,you know where it's going.
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  • It goes to a good place.
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  • It ends up with our hands upin the air in victory.
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  • You don't have to be afraidof the future if you know
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  • the future.
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  • And God has given us this bookso that we can be confident
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  • about what is going to happen.
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  • The book of Revelation is a bookthat is filled
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  • with the mercy of God,
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  • along with the judgment of God.
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  • Almost every place where you seeGod meting out the judgment upon
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  • this earth which is deserved,you don't have to look very far
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  • before there's a parenthesisthat shows his mercy
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  • and his grace.
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  • Did you know thatGod never ever leaves himself
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  • without a witness, no matterhow dark things might be?
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  • Look at what's happening inour world today and if we're not
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  • careful we talk aboutall the bad things
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  • but did you know thatin the darkness of this world
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  • there are many placeswhere the light
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  • is shining very brightly.
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  • And you know,the darker the night,
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  • the brighter the light, amen?
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  • So the book of Revelation islike that and,
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  • during the Tribulation periodwhich happens right after
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  • the church is taken to heaven,the Antichrist is gonna work
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  • to consolidate his powerand he's going to do everything
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  • he can do to take Israel down.
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  • While he is crushing thosewho refuse to bow
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  • before his statute,the greatest spiritual awakening
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  • of all time is gonna take placeon this earth.
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  • And this awakening will comethrough the ministry
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  • of the 144.000 sealed
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  • Jewish evangelists.
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  • Perhaps if you go to anevangelical church you may have
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  • heard your pastor or somevisiting teacher say that before
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  • Jesus Christ comes back tothis earth there's going to be
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  • a great revival and people aregonna come back to the Lord.
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  • Now all of us wishes that wouldhappen and perhaps it will
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  • in a small way but there is noindication in the Scripture that
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  • we should expect such a thing.
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  • In fact, the Bible teaches usthe exact opposite.
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  • The Bible says that beforethe Lord returns to take us
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  • to heaven, there's going to bea falling away from the faith.
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  • And if you look at thestatistics for mainline churches
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  • today it seems like maybe we'rein the beginning of that because
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  • a lot of people who used to goto church, a lot of people
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  • who used to be religious,have pushed away
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  • and churches are struggling.
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  • Just as discouraging as it isto see what's happening in
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  • the world today with the faith,except for some shining lights
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  • that God has raised up,after the Rapture
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  • the Bible says,during the Tribulation,
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  • we are gonna havethe greatest revival
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  • that's ever happenedon planet Earth
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  • and it's all going to comebecause of this group of men
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  • called the 144.000 witnesses.
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  • Now the Bible tells usin Revelation 7
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  • and in Revelation 14that there are going to be
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  • 144.000 witnesses selectedfrom the 12 tribes of Israel.
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  • Revelation 7:4:"I heard the number of those
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  • who were sealed.
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  • One hundredand forty-four thousand
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  • of all the tribesof the children of Israel
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  • were sealed."
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  • Now, the matter of who thesewitnesses are is not left up
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  • for us to wonder.
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  • I've heard some of the fantasticideas that people have had
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  • about who these people are,but if you go to
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  • the book of Revelation,it actually lists every tribe
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  • of Israel and after it, it says,"And 12.000 from this tribe,"
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  • and then it lists the next one,"And 12.000 from this tribe."
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  • All 12 tribes, the Bible saysout of those old historic
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  • Jewish tribes, 12.000 witnesseswill be selected.
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  • And they are going to be usedof God in a marvelous way
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  • in this revival.
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  • Throughout the Scripture,the number 12
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  • is consistently associatedwith the nation of Israel.
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  • The Jewish high priest worea breastplate bearing
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  • 12 precious stones.
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  • On the table of showbread inthe temple were 12 holy loaves.
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  • In the city of Jerusalem thereare 12 gates, and Matthew 19:28
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  • tells that one daythe 12 apostles will sit
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  • on the 12 thrones judgingthe 12 tribes of Israel.
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  • Twelve is a good numberfor the Jews.
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  • It's a great number for Israel.
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  • They're selectedfrom the 12 tribes
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  • and the Bible says thesewitnesses are going to be sealed
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  • on their foreheads.
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  • Now, I used to try to explainthat and nobody understood
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  • but now that everybody's gota tattoo, it's pretty easy
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  • for people to understand this.
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  • In fact, my question is by thattime will there be any room left
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  • on the human body for the sealto be placed?
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  • And I'm joking, of course.
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  • But the Bible saysthese 144.000 witnesses
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  • are gonna have a special markon their forehead.
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  • It says in verses 2 and 3,"I saw another angel ascending
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  • from the east, having the sealof the living God.
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  • And he cried with a loud voice,'Do not harm the earth,
  • 00:11:15.081 --> 00:11:18.984
  • or the sea,or the trees until we have
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  • sealed the servants of our Godon their foreheads.'"
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  • And in Revelation 7it doesn't tell us
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  • what that seal saysbut in chapter 14 in verse 1,
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  • we read these words:"His Father's name will be
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  • written on their foreheads."
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  • So maybe Adonai or the Father's
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  • name will be on their forehead.
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  • Everyone who isa special witness during that
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  • period of time will be marked.
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  • And the seal of the living Godwon't just be a mark
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  • on the outside of their body,but it will be a reminder of the
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  • presence of the Spirit of Godwithin these men.
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  • They will have an incrediblepower to communicate the truth.
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  • And the Bible saysin Joel chapter 2
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  • that "it shall come to passthat I will pour out my Spirit
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  • and your sons and your daughterswill prophesy, and your old men
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  • will dream dreams,and your young men
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  • shall see visions.
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  • And on my menservantsI will pour out my Spirit
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  • in those days."
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  • These witnesses are selectedfrom the 12 tribes of Israel.
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  • They're sealedon their foreheads and they're
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  • the servants of the living God.
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  • And the Bible saysthey're also separated to God.
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  • That means they havea special calling from the Lord.
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  • Revelation 14:4 says:"These are the ones
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  • who were not defiled with women,for they are virgins."
  • 00:12:40.866 --> 00:12:43.936
  • Now, a lot of people have tried
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  • to spiritualize that and talkabout the fact that they had not
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  • committed spiritual adulterybut that's reading way too much
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  • into the text.
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  • I believe these men will becelibates who just run around
  • 00:12:53.512 --> 00:12:56.282
  • the earth preaching the gospeland, frankly, when you learn
  • 00:12:56.315 --> 00:12:59.652
  • about what goes on in theTribulation there won't be any
  • 00:12:59.685 --> 00:13:02.121
  • time for family for these guys.
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  • They'll be on a journeyand on a mission and it will be
  • 00:13:04.723 --> 00:13:07.326
  • a full-time task.
  • 00:13:07.359 --> 00:13:08.894
  • When we understand the pressuresof the Tribulation period,
  • 00:13:08.928 --> 00:13:11.564
  • it's easy to comprehendwhy these preachers would have
  • 00:13:11.597 --> 00:13:14.400
  • a difficult married life.
  • 00:13:14.433 --> 00:13:16.869
  • And the Bible saysthey're strong in their faith.
  • 00:13:16.902 --> 00:13:19.572
  • Revelation 14 says: "These arethe ones who follow the Lamb.
  • 00:13:19.605 --> 00:13:23.075
  • And in their mouth was foundno deceit, for they are without
  • 00:13:23.108 --> 00:13:26.645
  • fault before the throne of God."
  • 00:13:26.679 --> 00:13:29.081
  • You know, the Bible tells usthat "the effective fervent
  • 00:13:29.114 --> 00:13:32.284
  • prayer of a righteous manavails much."
  • 00:13:32.318 --> 00:13:37.423
  • In other words,it accomplishes a lot.
  • 00:13:37.456 --> 00:13:39.725
  • These men will be fervent,they will be righteous,
  • 00:13:39.758 --> 00:13:43.128
  • and they will preachwith a kind of zeal that
  • 00:13:43.162 --> 00:13:46.131
  • we seldom see in our worldanymore today.
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  • Most of you are old enoughto remember with me
  • 00:13:50.002 --> 00:13:52.605
  • some of the earlier daysin our faith when we would have
  • 00:13:52.638 --> 00:13:57.276
  • evangelists come to our churchand some of them weren't quiet.
  • 00:13:57.309 --> 00:14:01.280
  • They came with a zealand excitement and I used
  • 00:14:01.313 --> 00:14:04.149
  • as a little boy, my daddy was apreacher, I'd go and sit on the
  • 00:14:04.183 --> 00:14:06.652
  • front row and watch these guys.
  • 00:14:06.685 --> 00:14:07.987
  • Some of them took propsinto the pulpit to illustrate
  • 00:14:08.020 --> 00:14:11.156
  • their messages.
  • 00:14:11.190 --> 00:14:12.491
  • And some of themwere really frightening to me.
  • 00:14:12.524 --> 00:14:14.593
  • I remember hearing a story abouta little boy who went to one
  • 00:14:14.627 --> 00:14:17.129
  • of these evangelistic crusadesthat was held in an old,
  • 00:14:17.162 --> 00:14:20.599
  • very formal churchwhere the pulpit was surrounded
  • 00:14:20.633 --> 00:14:24.036
  • by a little white fence.
  • 00:14:24.069 --> 00:14:25.371
  • It was up at the top.
  • 00:14:25.404 --> 00:14:26.705
  • And this little boy watched thispreacher going crazy up there,
  • 00:14:26.739 --> 00:14:29.141
  • preaching, and he turnedto his mom and he said,
  • 00:14:29.174 --> 00:14:31.076
  • "Mommy, what are we gonna doif he gets out of there?"
  • 00:14:31.110 --> 00:14:33.312
  • And that's the way it was for megrowing up.
  • 00:14:33.345 --> 00:14:35.381
  • A lot of these preacherswere pretty vibrant.
  • 00:14:35.414 --> 00:14:37.783
  • Listen to me, you haven't seenanything until you see
  • 00:14:37.816 --> 00:14:40.019
  • 144.000 men who are righteous,without fault,
  • 00:14:40.052 --> 00:14:45.157
  • preaching the gospel ofJesus Christ to men and women
  • 00:14:45.190 --> 00:14:48.227
  • who will be so desperate to hearthem because of what's happened
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:51.497
  • on the earth during that time.
  • 00:14:51.530 --> 00:14:53.499
  • They are also spared fromthe coming judgment.
  • 00:14:53.532 --> 00:14:57.202
  • Notice, it says: "Do not harmthe earth or the sea or
  • 00:14:57.236 --> 00:15:01.173
  • the trees until we have sealedthe servants of our God
  • 00:15:01.206 --> 00:15:06.011
  • on their foreheads."
  • 00:15:06.045 --> 00:15:07.579
  • In other words,these men will not be able
  • 00:15:07.613 --> 00:15:11.050
  • to be taken out.
  • 00:15:11.083 --> 00:15:12.851
  • There will certainly an angeragainst them because of their
  • 00:15:12.885 --> 00:15:15.621
  • preaching but the Bible saysnobody will be able to touch
  • 00:15:15.654 --> 00:15:18.390
  • them because Almighty Godis gonna have his arms
  • 00:15:18.424 --> 00:15:20.492
  • wrapped around them.
  • 00:15:20.526 --> 00:15:21.827
  • You know, it's an interestingthing that even today we can
  • 00:15:21.860 --> 00:15:23.662
  • practice that, can we not?
  • 00:15:23.696 --> 00:15:25.664
  • I'm gonna tell youa little secret.
  • 00:15:25.698 --> 00:15:28.000
  • When I first started to travelas a young pastor,
  • 00:15:28.033 --> 00:15:30.235
  • my kids were little,I used to get on airplanes
  • 00:15:30.269 --> 00:15:33.472
  • flying out of Fort Wayne,Indiana, and have a little pang
  • 00:15:33.505 --> 00:15:37.609
  • of fear that would comeinto my heart.
  • 00:15:37.643 --> 00:15:39.845
  • Now, I don't thinkit was I wasn't afraid to die.
  • 00:15:39.878 --> 00:15:41.914
  • I wasn't anxious to diebut I wasn't afraid to.
  • 00:15:41.947 --> 00:15:44.516
  • But I had a great fearfor my kids, for my wife
  • 00:15:44.550 --> 00:15:47.453
  • and my little children.
  • 00:15:47.486 --> 00:15:49.855
  • And one day an older pastorcame to me and he gave me this
  • 00:15:49.888 --> 00:15:53.192
  • little saying and I wrote itin my Bible.
  • 00:15:53.225 --> 00:15:55.060
  • Here's what it says:"God's man in the center
  • 00:15:55.094 --> 00:15:58.263
  • of God's will is immortal untilGod is done with him."
  • 00:15:58.297 --> 00:16:02.968
  • And I never forgot that.
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  • That doesn't meanyou should be presumptuous.
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  • Listen, you know,a lot of people hear that
  • 00:16:06.538 --> 00:16:09.108
  • and they'll say,"Oh, I can just do
  • 00:16:09.141 --> 00:16:11.043
  • whatever I want."
  • 00:16:11.076 --> 00:16:12.378
  • There's an old preacher friendof mine that's in heaven now,
  • 00:16:12.411 --> 00:16:14.880
  • J. Vernon McGee.
  • 00:16:14.913 --> 00:16:16.281
  • He used to tell a story abouta guy in his church who came up
  • 00:16:16.315 --> 00:16:18.484
  • to him one day and said to him,"You know what?
  • 00:16:18.517 --> 00:16:20.652
  • I'm so confident in God'ssovereign provision for me that
  • 00:16:20.686 --> 00:16:24.456
  • if my time had not come I couldwalk right out in the middle
  • 00:16:24.490 --> 00:16:28.594
  • to this intersectiondown here in L.A.
  • 00:16:28.627 --> 00:16:30.696
  • right in front ofthis busy corner and if my time
  • 00:16:30.729 --> 00:16:32.598
  • had not come I'd be okay.
  • 00:16:32.631 --> 00:16:35.034
  • And old McGee said to the boy,"If you walk down into
  • 00:16:35.067 --> 00:16:38.170
  • the middle of that intersectionat noon tomorrow I promise you
  • 00:16:38.203 --> 00:16:40.839
  • your time has come."
  • 00:16:40.873 --> 00:16:42.875
  • We need to understand that,don't we 'cause there's
  • 00:16:42.975 --> 00:16:44.476
  • a fine line between beingconfident in God's provision
  • 00:16:44.510 --> 00:16:47.112
  • and then being over-confidentand being foolish.
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  • I'm not jumping out of airplanesthese days but I'm trusting God
  • 00:16:50.382 --> 00:16:53.652
  • to take care of me andthese witnesses are gonna have
  • 00:16:53.685 --> 00:16:56.789
  • that kind of protectionfrom Almighty God.
  • 00:16:56.822 --> 00:16:59.024
  • He's gonna care for themuntil their work is done.
  • 00:16:59.058 --> 00:17:03.128
  • In the midst of the Tribulation
  • 00:17:03.162 --> 00:17:04.563
  • while everything else ishappening around them,
  • 00:17:04.596 --> 00:17:06.632
  • listen to verse 1:"And I looked, and behold,
  • 00:17:06.665 --> 00:17:09.401
  • a Lamb standing on Mount Zion,and with Him 144.000,"
  • 00:17:09.435 --> 00:17:13.772
  • listen to this,very interesting.
  • 00:17:13.806 --> 00:17:15.574
  • At the beginning of the storyof these witnesses
  • 00:17:15.607 --> 00:17:17.643
  • we are told there are 144.000.
  • 00:17:17.676 --> 00:17:21.613
  • When you get all the way tothe end you see these witnesses
  • 00:17:21.647 --> 00:17:24.216
  • in heaven.
  • 00:17:24.249 --> 00:17:25.551
  • Their job is done,they're finished
  • 00:17:25.584 --> 00:17:27.186
  • with their work on this earth.
  • 00:17:27.219 --> 00:17:28.520
  • And you knowwhat the Bible says?
  • 00:17:28.554 --> 00:17:29.855
  • There's not 143.999 of them.There's 144.000 of them.
  • 00:17:29.888 --> 00:17:37.529
  • All of them go throughthe Tribulation and not
  • 00:17:37.563 --> 00:17:40.265
  • one of them is lost.
  • 00:17:40.299 --> 00:17:42.367
  • This is an amazing story abouthow God is gonna provide
  • 00:17:42.401 --> 00:17:46.105
  • the message of hopeand salvation
  • 00:17:46.138 --> 00:17:49.241
  • during a very dark timeon this earth.
  • 00:17:49.274 --> 00:17:52.344
  • And do you know how successfulthey're gonna be?
  • 00:17:52.377 --> 00:17:55.080
  • Listen to this report filedby John in the 7th chapter
  • 00:17:55.114 --> 00:17:59.751
  • of Revelation:"After these things I looked,
  • 00:17:59.785 --> 00:18:03.122
  • and behold, a great multitudewhich no one could number,
  • 00:18:03.155 --> 00:18:09.561
  • of all nations and tribesand peoples and tongues,
  • 00:18:09.595 --> 00:18:13.999
  • standing before the throneand before the Lamb,
  • 00:18:14.032 --> 00:18:17.336
  • clothed with white robes andpalm branches in their hands."
  • 00:18:17.369 --> 00:18:21.373
  • What a wonderful picturethat is.
  • 00:18:21.406 --> 00:18:24.510
  • Listen, the Bible says so many
  • 00:18:24.543 --> 00:18:26.845
  • people are gonna come to Christduring that time that
  • 00:18:26.879 --> 00:18:29.515
  • you don't even have any wayto number them.
  • 00:18:29.548 --> 00:18:32.184
  • Great multitude which no one cannumber and they represent all
  • 00:18:32.217 --> 00:18:36.221
  • of the nations and the tribesand the peoples and the tongues
  • 00:18:36.255 --> 00:18:39.491
  • from all over the earth.
  • 00:18:39.525 --> 00:18:40.993
  • The harvestfrom the great revival
  • 00:18:41.026 --> 00:18:44.296
  • of the 144.000 witnesses.
  • 00:18:44.329 --> 00:18:48.433
  • And that is going to besomething, you know,
  • 00:18:48.467 --> 00:18:51.637
  • that we'll be able to observein heaven.
  • 00:18:51.670 --> 00:18:55.207
  • This is, I believe,the fulfillment of this promise
  • 00:18:55.240 --> 00:18:58.343
  • of Jesus given in his
  • 00:18:58.377 --> 00:19:00.345
  • Olivet Discourse. Jesus said:"The gospel of the kingdom
  • 00:19:00.379 --> 00:19:04.516
  • will be preachedin all the world as a witness
  • 00:19:04.550 --> 00:19:08.687
  • to all the nations,and then the end will come."
  • 00:19:08.720 --> 00:19:12.391
  • Ladies and gentlemen,one of these days
  • 00:19:12.424 --> 00:19:15.060
  • there's gonna be this massivespiritual return to God
  • 00:19:15.093 --> 00:19:18.630
  • during one of the darkest timeson planet Earth.
  • 00:19:18.664 --> 00:19:22.901
  • And the Bible tells us thatwhen they are finally finished
  • 00:19:22.935 --> 00:19:26.939
  • with their task,
  • 00:19:26.972 --> 00:19:29.141
  • they're going to be takento heaven, and the Bible
  • 00:19:29.174 --> 00:19:32.311
  • gives us a picture that everymusician I've ever shared this
  • 00:19:32.344 --> 00:19:36.448
  • with seems to get excited about.
  • 00:19:36.481 --> 00:19:39.251
  • They're singing a new songwhen they get to heaven.
  • 00:19:39.284 --> 00:19:42.454
  • Listen to this:"And I looked, and behold,
  • 00:19:42.487 --> 00:19:45.357
  • a Lamb standing on Mount Zion,and with Him 144.000,
  • 00:19:45.390 --> 00:19:50.596
  • having His Father's namewritten on their foreheads.
  • 00:19:50.629 --> 00:19:53.432
  • And I heard the soundof harpists playing their harps.
  • 00:19:53.465 --> 00:19:57.269
  • And they sang as it were a songbefore the throne,
  • 00:19:57.302 --> 00:20:00.439
  • before the fourliving creatures,
  • 00:20:00.472 --> 00:20:02.374
  • and the elders;and no one could learn
  • 00:20:02.407 --> 00:20:04.743
  • that song except the 144.000who were redeemed
  • 00:20:04.776 --> 00:20:07.646
  • from the earth."
  • 00:20:07.679 --> 00:20:08.981
  • John says he looks and he seesin heaven,
  • 00:20:09.014 --> 00:20:11.316
  • prophetic this picture,all of these 144.000 witnesses
  • 00:20:11.350 --> 00:20:14.987
  • who have been preservedand have spent their whole life
  • 00:20:15.020 --> 00:20:17.756
  • preaching the gospelduring the Tribulation period.
  • 00:20:17.789 --> 00:20:20.726
  • They're now all in heaven.
  • 00:20:20.759 --> 00:20:22.060
  • And the Bible says they'regathered around the throne
  • 00:20:22.094 --> 00:20:24.263
  • and they're singing.
  • 00:20:24.296 --> 00:20:25.597
  • This choir has 144.000 menin it.
  • 00:20:25.631 --> 00:20:29.401
  • It's the biggest Glee clubI have ever read
  • 00:20:29.434 --> 00:20:32.170
  • about any place in the world.
  • 00:20:32.204 --> 00:20:34.406
  • And they're gonna sing togetherand the Bible says no one else
  • 00:20:34.439 --> 00:20:37.609
  • can sing this song except thembecause they're the only ones
  • 00:20:37.643 --> 00:20:42.281
  • who have experiencedwhat they've experienced.
  • 00:20:42.314 --> 00:20:44.583
  • And the song is the resultof the joy in their hearts,
  • 00:20:44.616 --> 00:20:48.053
  • having gone throughthis terrible period,
  • 00:20:48.086 --> 00:20:50.389
  • watching God's hand of mercysnatch people out
  • 00:20:50.422 --> 00:20:53.592
  • and bring them to heaven.
  • 00:20:53.625 --> 00:20:55.994
  • They're gonna be so excited.
  • 00:20:56.028 --> 00:20:58.030
  • And men and women,as devastating as this period
  • 00:20:58.063 --> 00:21:01.233
  • will be,the thing that I carry away
  • 00:21:01.266 --> 00:21:04.436
  • from this is that Godnever removes his hand
  • 00:21:04.469 --> 00:21:07.606
  • from this earth.
  • 00:21:07.639 --> 00:21:08.940
  • Listen, I'm sure that throughoutthe whole world today,
  • 00:21:08.974 --> 00:21:12.010
  • there's more than 144.000 peoplewho are preaching the gospel.
  • 00:21:12.044 --> 00:21:15.781
  • We've got our own144.000 witnesses, don't we?
  • 00:21:15.814 --> 00:21:19.484
  • The problem is we don't have asmuch Tribulation as they have
  • 00:21:19.518 --> 00:21:22.688
  • then and so we're not as proneto listen as they will be
  • 00:21:22.721 --> 00:21:25.624
  • prone to listen then.
  • 00:21:25.657 --> 00:21:27.326
  • Here's the deal, you guys.
  • 00:21:27.359 --> 00:21:29.227
  • If you don't know Jesus Christ,more than likely Almighty God
  • 00:21:29.261 --> 00:21:33.799
  • has sent somebody into your lifeto tell you about him.
  • 00:21:33.832 --> 00:21:36.968
  • God has sent some witnessinto your life,
  • 00:21:37.002 --> 00:21:39.371
  • somebody for you to know,somebody for you to watch,
  • 00:21:39.404 --> 00:21:41.907
  • somebody for you to listen to.
  • 00:21:41.940 --> 00:21:43.909
  • And that witness is a giftfrom God to you so that
  • 00:21:43.942 --> 00:21:47.412
  • you can receive God's gracein your life.
  • 00:21:47.446 --> 00:21:50.716
  • And don't think aboutever pushing that witness away.
  • 00:21:50.749 --> 00:21:55.454
  • That's God's grace to you.
  • 00:21:55.487 --> 00:21:57.689
  • I believe that you are heretonight because God wants you
  • 00:21:57.723 --> 00:22:00.392
  • to hear the gospel once more,that Christ died on the cross
  • 00:22:00.425 --> 00:22:03.962
  • for you to pay the penaltyfor all of your sin and
  • 00:22:03.995 --> 00:22:06.932
  • he just asks you to receive himas your Savior.
  • 00:22:06.965 --> 00:22:10.235
  • That's the messageof the gospel.
  • 00:22:10.268 --> 00:22:16.641
  • I know for sure I won't bea part of the 144.000 witnesses
  • 00:22:16.675 --> 00:22:20.145
  • in the future.
  • 00:22:20.178 --> 00:22:21.947
  • I just wanna be one of God'switnesses in the present.
  • 00:22:21.980 --> 00:22:25.417
  • I'm asking God to give mea sense of urgency
  • 00:22:25.450 --> 00:22:27.986
  • about the years that still liebefore me that will help me
  • 00:22:28.019 --> 00:22:30.822
  • tell people about Jesusas I've never told them before.
  • 00:22:30.856 --> 00:22:34.659
  • The message of the gospel is thebest good news there ever was.
  • 00:22:34.693 --> 00:22:37.462
  • In this world which is goingto hell in a hand basket,
  • 00:22:37.496 --> 00:22:41.199
  • there is a wonderful truththat God loves us
  • 00:22:41.233 --> 00:22:44.936
  • and he's able to save us andeven in the midst of the stress
  • 00:22:44.970 --> 00:22:48.540
  • of this world we can livea positive, Christ-honoring,
  • 00:22:48.573 --> 00:22:52.577
  • productive life thatwill bring joy to our hearts
  • 00:22:52.611 --> 00:22:56.415
  • and glory to his name.
  • 00:22:56.448 --> 00:22:58.550
  • So let me ask youthis question tonight.
  • 00:22:58.583 --> 00:23:00.685
  • Are you a Christian?
  • 00:23:00.719 --> 00:23:02.587
  • Have you received the witnessof the gospel that's been shared
  • 00:23:02.621 --> 00:23:05.390
  • with you either tonightor perhaps even before tonight?
  • 00:23:05.424 --> 00:23:09.895
  • If you were to die tonight andstand before God and he would
  • 00:23:09.928 --> 00:23:12.697
  • look you in the eyes and sayto you, "Why should I let you
  • 00:23:12.731 --> 00:23:16.067
  • into my heaven?"what would you say?
  • 00:23:16.101 --> 00:23:20.105
  • Don't give any sillinessabout how good of a person
  • 00:23:20.138 --> 00:23:23.809
  • you've been.
  • 00:23:23.842 --> 00:23:25.143
  • That won't matter'cause you don't get into heaven
  • 00:23:25.177 --> 00:23:27.412
  • by how good you are.
  • 00:23:27.446 --> 00:23:28.747
  • If that were the case,none of us would ever
  • 00:23:28.780 --> 00:23:30.916
  • be good enough.
  • 00:23:30.949 --> 00:23:32.250
  • Here's some news everybodyshould write down: Almighty God
  • 00:23:32.284 --> 00:23:33.952
  • doesn't grade on the curve.
  • 00:23:33.985 --> 00:23:35.387
  • Are you okay with that?
  • 00:23:35.420 --> 00:23:37.055
  • He grades ona straight percentage basis.
  • 00:23:37.088 --> 00:23:39.124
  • You've gotta get 100%on the test or you don't get in.
  • 00:23:39.157 --> 00:23:42.227
  • You say,"Well, nobody can do that."
  • 00:23:42.260 --> 00:23:44.029
  • You've got it.
  • 00:23:44.062 --> 00:23:45.363
  • And that's why Jesus cameand died on the cross and I like
  • 00:23:45.397 --> 00:23:47.833
  • to say he took the testfor all of us, didn't he?
  • 00:23:47.866 --> 00:23:51.169
  • He took the test for all of us.
  • 00:23:51.203 --> 00:23:55.974
  • And all he asks you to do,my friend, tonight is to accept
  • 00:23:56.007 --> 00:23:59.611
  • what he did on the cross asyour only hope of heaven and ask
  • 00:23:59.644 --> 00:24:03.315
  • Jesus Christ to forgive youand he will do it.
  • 00:24:03.348 --> 00:24:07.452
  • He's never, ever turnedanyone away in all of history.
  • 00:24:07.486 --> 00:24:12.190
  • And you aren't gonna bethe first.
  • 00:24:12.224 --> 00:24:13.992
  • No matter what you've doneor how far you may feel
  • 00:24:14.025 --> 00:24:16.328
  • you are awayfrom God tonight, I'm here
  • 00:24:16.361 --> 00:24:18.763
  • to tell you that God loves youand that Christ died for you
  • 00:24:18.797 --> 00:24:22.067
  • and if you will open your heartto receive him,
  • 00:24:22.100 --> 00:24:24.836
  • he will come and set uphis throne in the throne room
  • 00:24:24.870 --> 00:24:27.973
  • of your heart and give youguidance and direction
  • 00:24:28.006 --> 00:24:30.909
  • for the rest of your life.
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  • The most important decisionyou will ever make
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  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return to close
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  • today's programright after this.
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  • announcer: And now,with one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Americahas witnessed some powerful
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  • evangelists throughoutthe years, like Billy Graham,
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  • D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday,and Luis Palau.
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  • Can you imagine having144.000 inspired evangelists
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  • unleashed on the worldall at once?
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  • Well, that's what will happenduring the coming
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  • seven-year Tribulation.
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  • The 144.000 will powerfullypreach the gospel in the future
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  • but if you don't know Christwhy not accept him
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  • as your Savior today?
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  • If you do, you will be caught upin the Rapture
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  • when Christ returns, saved fromthe hardship of the Tribulation.
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  • If you have not given your lifeto Christ, I encourage you
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  • announcer: Next time on"Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: So manyof our churches,
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  • people are not coming to Christ.
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  • This is the day and age,
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  • as we prepare for this timethat's coming in the future,
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  • when we, as God's people,
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  • ought to be on firefor the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join Dr. Jeremiah
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  • next time for his message,"The Two Witnesses Testify,"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ...
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