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The New Heaven and the New Earth

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August 16, 2020
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One day; this sin cursed world will be renewed with a new creation by God—the new heaven and new earth. Learn the details of God’s plan in this message.

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The New Heaven and the New Earth

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  • male announcer: For millennia,
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  • humans have looked upinto the sky and wondered
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  • what lies ahead of themin the afterlife.
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  • Our souls innately desirean answer
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  • to what is perhapslife's greatest mystery,
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  • that which awaits uswhen we walk through the door
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  • into the world beyond.
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  • But God doesn't conceal
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  • the details aboutyour eternal resting place.
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  • Look in God's Word
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  • and you'll find a glimpseinto heaven:
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  • streets brighter than gold,God's radiant throne,
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  • and the eternal homeof Jesus Christ.
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  • All the magnificent details
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  • are written in the pagesof Scripture:
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  • what heaven will look like,how your soul will get there,
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  • if you'll be reunitedwith loved ones once you arrive,
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  • and how your bodywill appear for eternity.
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  • That is but just a sliver
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  • of what we can knowabout eternity,
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  • which promises to be a placebeyond your wildest dreams.
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  • All you have to dois open the Bible,
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  • and you'll find that, inside,
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  • God is revealingthe mysteries of heaven.
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  • Now here is your hostand Bible teacher,
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:If we could put
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  • the movie of world historyon rewind
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  • and be transported backa few hundred years, we,
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  • the industrialized nationsof the world, I mean,
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  • would probably doa few things differently
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  • to take better care of the earththat God created.
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  • While we can't undo the past,
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  • we can certainly bebetter stewards today.
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  • And there's one more thingwe can do: we can look forward
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  • to the new heaven and new earththat God has promised to create.
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  • That's the titleof today's message:
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  • "The New Heavenand the New Earth."
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  • You might be surprisedat what the Bible reveals
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  • about what is going to happento this planet
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  • before eternity begins.
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  • So stay tunedand we'll study it together
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  • right here on today's editionof "Turning Point."
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  • Michael Sanchez: Let's singagain, "We've waited."
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  • ♪ We've waitedfor this day ♪
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  • ♪ We're gatheredin your name ♪
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  • ♪ We're calling outto you ♪
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  • ♪ Your glory like a fire ♪
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  • ♪ Awakening desire ♪
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  • ♪ Will burn our heartswith truth ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're here ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're singing ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens ♪
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  • ♪ We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates ♪
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  • ♪ A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every part ♪
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  • ♪ Of our praise ♪
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  • Michael: "Your presence."
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  • ♪ Your presencein this place ♪
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  • ♪ Your gloryon our face ♪
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  • ♪ We're lookingto the sky ♪
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  • ♪ Descendinglike a cloud ♪
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  • ♪ You're standingwith us now ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, unveilour eyes ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're here ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're singing ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens ♪
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  • ♪ We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates ♪
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  • ♪ A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every part ♪
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  • ♪ Of our praise ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, yeah ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens ♪
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  • ♪ We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates ♪
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  • ♪ A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every partof our praise ♪
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  • ♪ Ooh yeah ♪♪
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • announcer: Coming upon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: God created thisin the beginning;
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  • and, yes,we've messed it up for him;
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  • but one day, praise the Lord,he's gonna come back;
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  • and in one moment of time,he's gonna just totally fix
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  • everythingthat's been messed up.
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  • And the world that he created
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  • when he said,"Let there be light,"
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  • will again be the pristine worldof our Creator God.
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  • announcer: There area lot of myths, rumors,
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  • and conjectureabout heaven,
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  • but what can you believe?
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  • What is fact,and what is fiction?
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  • Now there's a biblically basedbook you can trust.
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  • questions like,"How do we get to heaven?"
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  • "Who will be there?"and "Where exactly is it?"
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  • Dive into this studywith Dr. Jeremiah, and discover
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  • how our understanding of heavenmatters today
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Holy, holy, holy ♪
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  • ♪ Lord God Almighty ♪
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  • ♪ Early in the morning ♪
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  • ♪ Our songshall rise to thee ♪
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  • ♪ Holy, holy, holy ♪
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  • ♪ Merciful and mighty ♪
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  • ♪ God in three persons ♪
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  • ♪ Blessed Trinity ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Holy, holy, holy ♪
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  • ♪ Lord God Almighty ♪
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  • ♪ All thy worksshall praise thy name ♪
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  • ♪ In earth and skyand sea ♪
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  • ♪ Holy, holy, holy ♪
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  • ♪ Merciful and mighty ♪
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  • ♪ God in three persons ♪
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  • ♪ Blessed Trinity ♪
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  • ♪ You are holy ♪
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  • ♪ You are holy ♪
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  • ♪ We cry holy is ♪
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  • ♪ The Lord ♪
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  • ♪ You are holy ♪
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  • ♪ You are holy ♪
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  • ♪ We cry holy is ♪
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  • ♪ The Lord ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ In times of sorrow ♪
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  • ♪ Seasons of pain ♪
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  • ♪ When all seems hopeless ♪
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  • ♪ One thing remains: ♪
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  • ♪ Our God is faithful ♪
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  • ♪ His Word is true ♪
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  • ♪ He saidcall on his name ♪
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  • ♪ And he will answer you ♪
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  • ♪ When you pray ♪
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  • ♪ When you pray ♪
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  • ♪ He has promised ♪
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  • ♪ He will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ And just gotta pray ♪
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  • ♪ Just gotta pray ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, he will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ Your heart is broken ♪
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  • ♪ Filled with despair ♪
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  • ♪ Just know that Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ He still hearsand answers prayers ♪
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  • ♪ He's ever waiting ♪
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  • ♪ Waiting on me and you ♪
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  • ♪ You just callon his name ♪
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  • ♪ And hewill see you through ♪
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  • ♪ When you pray ♪
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  • ♪ When youjust gotta pray ♪
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  • ♪ He has promised ♪
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  • ♪ He will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ Just pray ♪
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  • ♪ All you gotta do is pray ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, he will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, the enemy is defeated ♪
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  • ♪ And the battle is won ♪
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  • ♪ The chains are broken ♪
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  • ♪ Through Jesus Christand his precious blood ♪
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  • ♪ And the demons will tremble ♪
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  • ♪ And they'll have to flee ♪
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  • ♪ And in the nameof Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ There is victory ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, the enemy is defeated ♪
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  • ♪ And the battle is won ♪
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  • ♪ And the chainsare all broken ♪
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  • ♪ Through Jesus Christ,oh yeah ♪
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  • ♪ The demons will tremble ♪
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  • ♪ They'll have to flee ♪
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  • ♪ And in the nameof Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ There is victory ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, pray ♪
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  • ♪ You just gotta pray ♪
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  • ♪ He has promised ♪
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  • ♪ He will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ Just lift your hands ♪
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  • ♪ And prayto the Lord Almighty ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, he will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ All you gotta dois just pray ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, just prayto the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ It's in his Wordthat he's promised ♪
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  • ♪ He's promisedthat he will answer ♪
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  • ♪ When you just pray ♪
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  • ♪ Let's pray ♪
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  • ♪ Let's lift our handsand pray, oh ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, he will answerwhen you pray ♪
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  • ♪ When you pray ♪♪
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  • ♪ How great thou art ♪
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  • ♪ How great thou art ♪
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  • ♪ My soul, ♪
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  • ♪ My Savior God ♪
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  • ♪ My God to thee ♪
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  • ♪ How great thou art ♪
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  • ♪ How great thou art ♪
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  • "The New Heavenand the New Earth."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Within the heartof every man and woman,
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  • there lies a longingfor a golden age on this earth.
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  • It is as if we all knowthat our paradise was lost
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  • in the garden of Eden
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  • and we hungerto have it restored.
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  • We want it back.
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  • This thought is expressed
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  • in the promisesof politicians every year.
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  • Every election year,they promise us,
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  • often in eloquent terms,
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  • that they have been calledof God to bring the nation
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  • into the golden eraof prosperity.
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  • We've had the Great Society,the New Deal.
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  • Name it, we've had it all.
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  • The political promise
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  • has appealed to usin our own hearts
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  • because it strikesat this deep cord of hope
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  • that is within every one of us.
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  • You can hear itin the dreams of the poets
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  • and you can read it
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  • in the literatureof the authors.
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  • Many books have been writtendepicting a Utopia,
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  • a time of freedom from struggleand from famine
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  • and from deathand hurt and wars.
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  • Many groups have,from time to time,
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  • actually tried to producethis Utopia.
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  • You can read about itin the history books.
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  • If you've read the writings
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  • of the Russian author,Leo Tolstoy,
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  • you know that he triedto organize
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  • a Utopian colonyin southern Russia.
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  • Othershave tried this too.
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  • Henry David Thoreauadvocated that kind of thing
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  • in the woods of New England.
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  • Many have sought to rebuildEden on this earth.
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  • And that is what liesbehind the hope
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  • of the communismthat is in our world today
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  • and of the writings of Lenin.
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  • He captured the imaginationof many of the people
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  • with the hope that communismwould be the means
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  • of producinga workers' paradise,
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  • a Utopia upon this earth.
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  • These longings are evident
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  • in the expressionsof many people's hearts
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  • and they're in the speculations
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  • of many of the philosophersof our world.
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  • All through the historyof our race,
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  • this hope has emergedfrom time to time
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  • with the anticipationof an era
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  • when the earth would beat peace and at rest
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  • and we would experiencethe golden age.
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  • This is exactly what the Lordhimself taught us to pray
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  • when he gave usthe Lord's Prayer.
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  • When you pray the Lord's Prayerand you say,
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  • "Thy kingdom come on earthas it is in heaven,"
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  • that is what youare praying for,
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  • that the conditions in heaven
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  • will be found at laston this earth.
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  • Now, those of us who havesome theology
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  • know that that is notgonna ever happen
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  • during the current reignof death on this earth,
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  • but it is the hopethat is in every heart.
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  • This is the proper expectationof the people of God.
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  • It is in the Lord's Prayer
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  • and then we are taughtto pray this
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  • by the Spirit of the Lord.
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  • And this is what the writerof Hebrews had in mind
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  • when he was describing
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  • some peoplewho had suffered greatly
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  • and were managingto get through that suffering
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  • because they had a hope.
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  • It says: "For thosewho say such things
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  • declare plainly that theyseek a homeland.
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  • But now they desirea better,
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  • that is, a heavenly country."
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  • They have a hope within 'em,
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  • and it was the hopefor that eternal Utopia
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  • that got them throughthe tough times of suffering.
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  • Whether we know it or not,men and women,
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  • we're homesickfor the garden of Eden.
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  • In every being,there is a desire
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  • for what our first parentsenjoyed.
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  • We desire a perfectand a beautiful earth.
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  • We want everythingrestored that was lost.
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  • We can't help ourselves;it's programmed
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  • into the softwareof our humanity.
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  • This dream finds its expression
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  • in many beautiful passagesin the Scripture,
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  • both in the Old Testamentand in the New.
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  • So I want to go with you,first of all,
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  • to the promise of a new heavenand a new earth."
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  • That's Roman numeral I,
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  • The promise of a new heavenand a new earth.
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  • If you read the Bible carefully,you will discover
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  • that saltedthroughout the Scripture
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  • are little promises that thisis what is going to happen.
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  • For instance,
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  • in Isaiah chapter 66and verse 22, we read:
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  • "'For the new heavensand the new earth
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  • which I will make will remainbefore me,' says the Lord."
  • 00:26:46.521 --> 00:26:51.159
  • Isaiah envisions a time
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  • when there will be a new heavenand a new earth
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  • and it will last forever.
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  • He said it will bebefore me forever.
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  • Later on, Isaiah also reports
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  • that this new heavenand this new earth
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  • will be so wonderful,so completely beautiful,
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  • that it will cause us to forget
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  • what we know about the earthas it is today.
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  • Listen to Isaiah 65:17:"And behold,
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  • I create new heavensand a new earth;
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  • and the formershall not be remembered
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  • or even come to mind."
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  • Peter suggests
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  • that this new heavenand this new earth
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  • will be a placewhere righteousness dwells.
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  • 2 Peter 3:13,we read these words:
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  • "Nevertheless we,according to his promise,
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  • look for new heavensand a new earth
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  • in which righteousness dwells."
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  • Over in Hebrews chapter 1,verses 10 through 12,
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  • the writer of Hebrews quotesa Psalm with these words
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  • and he says, "And: 'You, Lord,in the beginning
  • 00:27:50.852 --> 00:27:53.188
  • laid the foundationsof the earth,
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  • and the heavensare the work of your hands.
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  • They will perish,but you remain;
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  • they will all grow oldlike a garment,'"
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  • now watch this, "'like a cloakyou will fold them up,
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  • and they will be changed.
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  • But you are the same,and your years will not fail.'"
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  • The writer of Hebrews saysone day God
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  • is gonna take this worldjust like he would take a coat
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  • when you're taking it offafter church
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  • and you're gonna fold it upand put it away.
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  • God's gonna take this worldand, like a garment,
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  • he's gonna fold it up
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  • and then he's going to changeeverything.
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  • Notice what the writer Johnsays from his position
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  • on the Isle of Patmos
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  • in Revelation chapter 21and verse 1 and then verse 5.
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  • Here's what he says: "Now I sawa new heaven and a new earth,
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  • for the first heavenand the first earth
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  • had passed away.
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  • And there was no more sea.
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  • Then he who saton the throne said,
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  • 'Behold, I makeall things new.'"
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  • That's the promiseof a new heaven.
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  • Almighty God has said to usthrough John the apostle
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  • that one day he is going to make
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  • everything about this earthand these heavens new.
  • 00:29:03.925 --> 00:29:08.296
  • Now, I wanna talk with you,secondly,
  • 00:29:08.329 --> 00:29:09.631
  • about the purification
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  • of the new heavenand the new earth.
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  • First of all, let's look,A, at some information.
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  • Turn now in your Biblesaway from Revelation chapter 21,
  • 00:29:16.805 --> 00:29:20.241
  • back just a few booksto 2 Peter.
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  • 2 Peter chapter 3.
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  • Now, as you're findingyour way in 2 Peter,
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  • let me just tell youthat when you put together
  • 00:29:29.050 --> 00:29:30.618
  • all of the information
  • 00:29:30.652 --> 00:29:31.953
  • in the Oldand the New Testaments,
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  • you discover that the new heavenand the new earth
  • 00:29:34.088 --> 00:29:37.358
  • will not appear
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  • until the following thingshappen.
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  • First of all, there will be
  • 00:29:41.629 --> 00:29:42.931
  • a time of Tribulation,seven years.
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  • At the end of which,there will be a great battle
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  • called the Battle of Armageddon.
  • 00:29:48.303 --> 00:29:50.672
  • Then there will be ushered in
  • 00:29:50.705 --> 00:29:52.006
  • a period of time for 1000 yearscalled the Millennium,
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  • and I'm gonna talkabout that next week.
  • 00:29:55.610 --> 00:29:58.146
  • At the end of the Millennium,there will be a final rebellion
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  • and Satan will be castinto the lake of fire.
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  • The Great White Throne Judgmentwill take place
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  • and all those who have rejectedChrist throughout history
  • 00:30:06.654 --> 00:30:09.023
  • will be coming
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  • before the Great White ThroneJudgments
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  • to hear these words:"Depart from me.
  • 00:30:12.527 --> 00:30:14.729
  • I never knew you."
  • 00:30:14.762 --> 00:30:16.197
  • And all of the evilof the earth will be judged
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  • and sent to the lake of fire.
  • 00:30:20.635 --> 00:30:22.971
  • Immediately after that,
  • 00:30:23.004 --> 00:30:24.906
  • John 21 says Almighty Godis going to purify the earth.
  • 00:30:24.939 --> 00:30:30.511
  • Now, watch what happens.
  • 00:30:30.545 --> 00:30:32.780
  • Almighty Godis going to do something
  • 00:30:32.814 --> 00:30:35.316
  • that most people arequite surprised to learn about.
  • 00:30:35.350 --> 00:30:38.786
  • 2 Peter 3:10 through 12 says:"But the day of the Lord
  • 00:30:38.820 --> 00:30:41.956
  • will come as a thiefin the night,
  • 00:30:41.990 --> 00:30:43.858
  • in which the heavenswill pass away
  • 00:30:43.892 --> 00:30:46.060
  • with a great noise,
  • 00:30:46.094 --> 00:30:47.729
  • and the elementswill melt with fervent heat;
  • 00:30:47.762 --> 00:30:50.498
  • both the earthand the works that are in it
  • 00:30:50.531 --> 00:30:52.567
  • will be burned up.
  • 00:30:52.600 --> 00:30:53.902
  • The heavens will be dissolved,being on fire,
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  • and the elementswill melt with fervent heat."
  • 00:30:56.271 --> 00:31:00.208
  • That is going to happenaccording to the Scripture
  • 00:31:00.241 --> 00:31:03.311
  • immediately afterthe Millennial period,
  • 00:31:03.344 --> 00:31:06.180
  • after the 1000-year reignof Christ on this earth,
  • 00:31:06.214 --> 00:31:09.784
  • Almighty God is going to doa purifying work on the earth
  • 00:31:09.817 --> 00:31:14.122
  • as we see it today.
  • 00:31:14.155 --> 00:31:15.857
  • Now, what does the Bible meanwhen it says
  • 00:31:15.890 --> 00:31:18.026
  • that heaven and earthwill pass away?
  • 00:31:18.059 --> 00:31:20.795
  • For as long as I can remember,I have believed
  • 00:31:20.828 --> 00:31:23.698
  • that this earthand the heavens that surround it
  • 00:31:23.731 --> 00:31:25.867
  • would be annihilated,totally destroyed.
  • 00:31:25.900 --> 00:31:29.137
  • Often I've heard preachersdescribe this
  • 00:31:29.170 --> 00:31:31.105
  • in dramatic sermons
  • 00:31:31.139 --> 00:31:32.740
  • as they talk aboutthe Holocaust,
  • 00:31:32.774 --> 00:31:34.542
  • as they talk aboutthe coming days
  • 00:31:34.575 --> 00:31:37.378
  • when the atomic bombsand the hydrogen bombs
  • 00:31:37.412 --> 00:31:40.181
  • and the neutronswould all be destroyed
  • 00:31:40.214 --> 00:31:42.617
  • and everything would betotally, totally annihilated.
  • 00:31:42.650 --> 00:31:47.121
  • In other words,
  • 00:31:47.155 --> 00:31:48.456
  • God was going to give upon this world,
  • 00:31:48.489 --> 00:31:50.325
  • totally wipe it out,and start all over from scratch.
  • 00:31:50.358 --> 00:31:54.462
  • I now realize that Iwas mistaken in my understanding
  • 00:31:54.495 --> 00:31:57.598
  • and so are many others,as I have learned.
  • 00:31:57.632 --> 00:32:00.134
  • I am comforted by the knowledgethat many teachers
  • 00:32:00.168 --> 00:32:02.904
  • who have had thought processeslike my own
  • 00:32:02.937 --> 00:32:06.741
  • confess to having believed that
  • 00:32:06.774 --> 00:32:08.242
  • and then having discoveredas they've studied the Bible
  • 00:32:08.276 --> 00:32:10.111
  • that that wasn't true.
  • 00:32:10.144 --> 00:32:11.446
  • In fact, one young man who isa great student of heaven,
  • 00:32:11.479 --> 00:32:14.983
  • he's written a tremendous bookon the subject called "Heaven,"
  • 00:32:15.016 --> 00:32:17.852
  • Randy Alcorn,says this in his book.
  • 00:32:17.885 --> 00:32:21.255
  • Listen to this, "For many yearsas a Bible student,
  • 00:32:21.289 --> 00:32:23.791
  • and later as a pastor,
  • 00:32:23.825 --> 00:32:25.126
  • I didn't think in termsof renewal or restoration.
  • 00:32:25.159 --> 00:32:28.363
  • Instead, I believed Godwas gonna destroy the earth,
  • 00:32:28.396 --> 00:32:31.032
  • abandon his originaldesign and plan
  • 00:32:31.065 --> 00:32:33.167
  • and start overby implementing a new plan
  • 00:32:33.201 --> 00:32:35.603
  • in an unearthly heaven.
  • 00:32:35.636 --> 00:32:37.538
  • Only in the past 15 yearshave my eyes been opened
  • 00:32:37.572 --> 00:32:40.675
  • to what Scripturehas said all along."
  • 00:32:40.708 --> 00:32:44.012
  • Now, let's look once moreat this passage in 2 Peter.
  • 00:32:44.045 --> 00:32:46.647
  • Notice what he says:
  • 00:32:46.681 --> 00:32:47.982
  • "Both the earthand the works that are in it
  • 00:32:48.016 --> 00:32:50.785
  • will be burned up,
  • 00:32:50.818 --> 00:32:52.353
  • and the heavenswill be dissolved,
  • 00:32:52.387 --> 00:32:54.222
  • being on fire."
  • 00:32:54.255 --> 00:32:55.890
  • The word "burned up"in that passage of Scripture
  • 00:32:55.923 --> 00:32:58.960
  • does not appear that wayin the early Greek manuscripts.
  • 00:32:58.993 --> 00:33:02.096
  • In fact, if you have a copy
  • 00:33:02.130 --> 00:33:03.431
  • of the New InternationalVersion,
  • 00:33:03.464 --> 00:33:05.533
  • it translates that phrase"laid bare."
  • 00:33:05.566 --> 00:33:09.103
  • The actual word in the textconveys the idea
  • 00:33:09.137 --> 00:33:12.273
  • of being uncoveredor laid open for exposure.
  • 00:33:12.306 --> 00:33:16.244
  • In other words,Peter is not talking about
  • 00:33:16.277 --> 00:33:18.212
  • destroying the earth
  • 00:33:18.246 --> 00:33:20.048
  • but rather about purifyingthe earth.
  • 00:33:20.081 --> 00:33:22.850
  • The basic materialsof the earth's structure
  • 00:33:22.884 --> 00:33:25.720
  • will not be annihilated,
  • 00:33:25.753 --> 00:33:27.588
  • but will undergo tremendousprocesses of disintegration
  • 00:33:27.622 --> 00:33:31.559
  • as Peter's languageimplies here.
  • 00:33:31.592 --> 00:33:33.995
  • All the age-long evidencesof decay
  • 00:33:34.028 --> 00:33:37.832
  • wrought into the earth's crusts,
  • 00:33:37.865 --> 00:33:40.201
  • especially the fossilsand the cemeteries
  • 00:33:40.234 --> 00:33:43.404
  • and other monumentsof the reign of death,
  • 00:33:43.438 --> 00:33:46.474
  • will be completely destroyed.
  • 00:33:46.507 --> 00:33:49.911
  • Then as the material elementsof the former earth
  • 00:33:49.944 --> 00:33:52.847
  • begin to fall together againafter this holocaust,
  • 00:33:52.880 --> 00:33:55.950
  • God will once more exercisehis creative power
  • 00:33:55.983 --> 00:33:59.454
  • and will create and make
  • 00:33:59.487 --> 00:34:01.689
  • the new heavensand the new earth.
  • 00:34:01.722 --> 00:34:04.759
  • Another key word in this passageis the word "new."
  • 00:34:04.792 --> 00:34:08.262
  • Notice in your Bible he's goingto make all things new.
  • 00:34:08.296 --> 00:34:11.766
  • In what sense is the new heavensand the new earth new?
  • 00:34:11.799 --> 00:34:17.605
  • Well, there are two wordsin the Greek language
  • 00:34:17.638 --> 00:34:19.373
  • that are translatedby the word "new,"
  • 00:34:19.407 --> 00:34:21.709
  • and the onethat is translated here
  • 00:34:21.742 --> 00:34:23.444
  • is the word that means
  • 00:34:23.478 --> 00:34:25.847
  • not new as opposedto having not existed before.
  • 00:34:25.880 --> 00:34:30.351
  • It describes somethingthat is new;
  • 00:34:30.384 --> 00:34:32.386
  • not in time, but in quality.
  • 00:34:32.420 --> 00:34:35.256
  • In the case of the new heavenand the new earth,
  • 00:34:35.289 --> 00:34:37.191
  • it is a word that describes
  • 00:34:37.225 --> 00:34:38.526
  • not somethingthat never existed before,
  • 00:34:38.559 --> 00:34:41.028
  • but rather somethingthat has been in existence
  • 00:34:41.062 --> 00:34:43.798
  • but has been renovatedand refreshed
  • 00:34:43.831 --> 00:34:46.934
  • from the ruin and the decayof the past.
  • 00:34:46.968 --> 00:34:51.372
  • In other words, what Peteris telling us
  • 00:34:51.405 --> 00:34:53.341
  • is that in that moment of timeat the end of the millennium,
  • 00:34:53.374 --> 00:34:56.711
  • as God is preparingfor the eternal state,
  • 00:34:56.744 --> 00:34:59.881
  • he is going to doa refreshing of the earth.
  • 00:34:59.914 --> 00:35:03.017
  • He's going to destroyall the evidences of decay,
  • 00:35:03.050 --> 00:35:06.020
  • all the evidencesof disobedience and disease
  • 00:35:06.053 --> 00:35:11.192
  • and everything that stillwill be inherent in the world,
  • 00:35:11.225 --> 00:35:14.061
  • and he's gonna destroyall of that,
  • 00:35:14.095 --> 00:35:15.630
  • but he is not going to destroythe world.
  • 00:35:15.663 --> 00:35:18.833
  • He's not going to annihilate
  • 00:35:18.866 --> 00:35:20.234
  • the world in which you and Icurrently live.
  • 00:35:20.268 --> 00:35:22.870
  • He's going to purify it.
  • 00:35:22.904 --> 00:35:24.939
  • Listen to whatHenry Morris says
  • 00:35:24.972 --> 00:35:27.808
  • about this passage.
  • 00:35:27.842 --> 00:35:29.343
  • You know what, I'll go to warwith Henry Morris on the Bible
  • 00:35:29.377 --> 00:35:32.413
  • 'cause I know he knowsthe Word of God
  • 00:35:32.446 --> 00:35:33.881
  • and this is what he says:
  • 00:35:33.915 --> 00:35:35.383
  • "In both the Oldand New Testament passages,
  • 00:35:35.416 --> 00:35:37.485
  • the words for 'new' mean newin respect to existence;
  • 00:35:37.518 --> 00:35:41.923
  • that is a new heavenand a new earth
  • 00:35:41.956 --> 00:35:44.759
  • could be properly translated
  • 00:35:44.792 --> 00:35:46.327
  • a fresh heavenand a fresh earth.
  • 00:35:46.360 --> 00:35:49.430
  • It is just like the first
  • 00:35:49.463 --> 00:35:50.965
  • except that all of its age-longravages of decay
  • 00:35:50.998 --> 00:35:54.702
  • have been expungedand it is fresh and new again."
  • 00:35:54.735 --> 00:35:58.306
  • William Hendricksonwho is
  • 00:35:58.339 --> 00:35:59.840
  • a very, very well-knowncommentator, writes it this way.
  • 00:35:59.874 --> 00:36:03.211
  • He said, "The first heavensand the first earth
  • 00:36:03.244 --> 00:36:04.946
  • have passed away.
  • 00:36:04.979 --> 00:36:06.280
  • The very foundationsof the earth
  • 00:36:06.314 --> 00:36:07.615
  • have been subjectedto purifying fire.
  • 00:36:07.648 --> 00:36:09.984
  • Every stain of sin,
  • 00:36:10.017 --> 00:36:11.519
  • every trace of deathhas been removed.
  • 00:36:11.552 --> 00:36:13.788
  • Out of the great conflagration,a new universe has been born.
  • 00:36:13.821 --> 00:36:17.358
  • The word used in the original
  • 00:36:17.391 --> 00:36:18.759
  • implies that it was newbut not other.
  • 00:36:18.793 --> 00:36:22.063
  • It is a new worldbut not another world.
  • 00:36:22.096 --> 00:36:24.198
  • It is the same heavenand the same earth,
  • 00:36:24.232 --> 00:36:26.200
  • but gloriously rejuvenated."
  • 00:36:26.234 --> 00:36:28.736
  • John Piper,a more modern scholar,
  • 00:36:28.769 --> 00:36:31.005
  • has written: "What happensto our bodies
  • 00:36:31.038 --> 00:36:33.808
  • and what happensto the creation go together.
  • 00:36:33.841 --> 00:36:36.410
  • And what happens to our bodies
  • 00:36:36.444 --> 00:36:37.979
  • is not annihilationbut redemption.
  • 00:36:38.012 --> 00:36:41.282
  • Our bodies will be redeemed,restored, made new,
  • 00:36:41.315 --> 00:36:44.018
  • not thrown away,
  • 00:36:44.051 --> 00:36:45.353
  • and so it is with the heavensand the earth."
  • 00:36:45.386 --> 00:36:49.457
  • When God createdthe heavens and the earth
  • 00:36:49.490 --> 00:36:52.360
  • in the book of Genesis,I just read it again this week,
  • 00:36:52.393 --> 00:36:55.563
  • over and over again
  • 00:36:55.596 --> 00:36:56.897
  • as he completedevery part of the Creation,
  • 00:36:56.931 --> 00:36:58.532
  • what did he say?
  • 00:36:58.566 --> 00:36:59.867
  • "And God saw that it was," what?"Good."
  • 00:36:59.900 --> 00:37:02.770
  • And when he gotall the way done,
  • 00:37:02.803 --> 00:37:04.372
  • his very last statement,what did he say?
  • 00:37:04.405 --> 00:37:06.207
  • "And God sawthat it was very good."
  • 00:37:06.240 --> 00:37:09.777
  • There is no evidence that hehas ever changed his mind.
  • 00:37:09.810 --> 00:37:13.347
  • His purpose is not to abandonhis creation.
  • 00:37:13.381 --> 00:37:16.550
  • His purpose is to restore it.
  • 00:37:16.584 --> 00:37:18.886
  • Anthony Hoekema says,
  • 00:37:18.919 --> 00:37:20.221
  • "If God would have to annihilatethe present world,
  • 00:37:20.254 --> 00:37:23.090
  • Satan would have wona great victory.
  • 00:37:23.124 --> 00:37:25.326
  • Satan would have succeeded
  • 00:37:25.359 --> 00:37:26.694
  • in so devastatingly corruptingthe present earth
  • 00:37:26.727 --> 00:37:29.297
  • that God could donothing with it
  • 00:37:29.330 --> 00:37:31.165
  • but blot it out totallyin existence.
  • 00:37:31.198 --> 00:37:34.201
  • But Satan did not winsuch a victory.
  • 00:37:34.235 --> 00:37:36.904
  • On the contrary, Satanhas been decisively defeated,
  • 00:37:36.937 --> 00:37:40.608
  • and God will reveal
  • 00:37:40.641 --> 00:37:42.009
  • the full dimensionsof that defeat
  • 00:37:42.043 --> 00:37:43.744
  • when he shall renewthis very earth
  • 00:37:43.778 --> 00:37:45.780
  • on which Satandeceived mankind
  • 00:37:45.813 --> 00:37:48.382
  • and finally banishedfrom it
  • 00:37:48.416 --> 00:37:50.284
  • all the resultsof Satan's evil machinations."
  • 00:37:50.318 --> 00:37:54.422
  • Randy Alcorn writes: "Goddoesn't throw away his handiwork
  • 00:37:54.455 --> 00:37:58.125
  • and start from scratch.
  • 00:37:58.159 --> 00:37:59.527
  • Instead, he usesthe same canvas
  • 00:37:59.560 --> 00:38:02.129
  • to repairand make more beautiful
  • 00:38:02.163 --> 00:38:04.065
  • the painting that was marredby the vandal.
  • 00:38:04.098 --> 00:38:07.068
  • The vandal doesn't getthe satisfaction
  • 00:38:07.101 --> 00:38:09.003
  • of destroyinghis rival's masterpiece.
  • 00:38:09.036 --> 00:38:11.238
  • On the contrary, God makesan even greater masterpiece
  • 00:38:11.272 --> 00:38:14.709
  • out of what his enemysought to destroy."
  • 00:38:14.742 --> 00:38:17.845
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:38:17.878 --> 00:38:19.246
  • Are we all together here?
  • 00:38:19.280 --> 00:38:20.581
  • All right, we've talkedabout the information
  • 00:38:20.614 --> 00:38:23.050
  • and the interpretation.
  • 00:38:23.084 --> 00:38:25.186
  • Now, I wanna give youan illustration,
  • 00:38:25.219 --> 00:38:26.520
  • and isn't it wonderful
  • 00:38:26.554 --> 00:38:27.855
  • that the illustration'sright in the Bible?
  • 00:38:27.888 --> 00:38:29.590
  • Right in the same passageof 2 Peter.
  • 00:38:29.623 --> 00:38:32.093
  • So hold your Bibles open nowto 2 Peter
  • 00:38:32.126 --> 00:38:34.462
  • and I want you to see somethingthat will help you realize
  • 00:38:34.495 --> 00:38:38.099
  • how accuratethis interpretation really is.
  • 00:38:38.132 --> 00:38:41.068
  • Read with me
  • 00:38:41.102 --> 00:38:42.403
  • from 2 Peter chapter 3,verses 5 through 7.
  • 00:38:42.436 --> 00:38:48.476
  • 2 Peter chapter 3,verses 5 through 7.
  • 00:38:48.509 --> 00:38:51.078
  • This is about the flood
  • 00:38:51.112 --> 00:38:52.413
  • that took placeduring the time of Noah.
  • 00:38:52.446 --> 00:38:54.181
  • Are you with me?Here we go.
  • 00:38:54.215 --> 00:38:56.951
  • 2 Peter chapter 3, verse 5:"For this they willfully forget:
  • 00:38:56.984 --> 00:39:00.221
  • that by the word of Godthe heavens were of old,
  • 00:39:00.254 --> 00:39:02.890
  • and the earth standingout of water and in the water,
  • 00:39:02.923 --> 00:39:05.860
  • by which the worldthat then existed perished,
  • 00:39:05.893 --> 00:39:10.064
  • being flooded with water.
  • 00:39:10.097 --> 00:39:11.966
  • But the heavens and the earth
  • 00:39:11.999 --> 00:39:13.401
  • which are now preservedby the same word,
  • 00:39:13.434 --> 00:39:15.436
  • are reserved for fireuntil the day of judgment
  • 00:39:15.469 --> 00:39:17.238
  • and the perditionof ungodly men."
  • 00:39:17.271 --> 00:39:19.640
  • Now what could thispossibly have to do
  • 00:39:19.673 --> 00:39:21.142
  • with the new heavensand new earth?
  • 00:39:21.175 --> 00:39:22.476
  • Listen now, carefully,'cause this is key.
  • 00:39:22.510 --> 00:39:25.246
  • Peter gives to usthe key of understanding fire
  • 00:39:25.279 --> 00:39:28.849
  • by telling us about water.
  • 00:39:28.883 --> 00:39:32.186
  • He helps us comprehend
  • 00:39:32.219 --> 00:39:33.521
  • the meaning of the final purgingof the heaven and earth
  • 00:39:33.554 --> 00:39:36.991
  • by describingthe earlier purification
  • 00:39:37.024 --> 00:39:40.294
  • that took placein the days of Noah.
  • 00:39:40.327 --> 00:39:42.296
  • Now, I wanna ask yousome questions.
  • 00:39:42.329 --> 00:39:44.365
  • Did the flood in Noah's timeannihilate the earth?
  • 00:39:44.398 --> 00:39:49.069
  • Did it?
  • 00:39:49.103 --> 00:39:50.571
  • The flood was certainlydestructive and cataclysmic,
  • 00:39:50.604 --> 00:39:53.507
  • but it did not obliteratethe world.
  • 00:39:53.541 --> 00:39:55.042
  • God preserved Noahand his family
  • 00:39:55.075 --> 00:39:57.645
  • so that they could re-inhabit
  • 00:39:57.678 --> 00:39:59.380
  • the world that was made readyfor them
  • 00:39:59.413 --> 00:40:01.282
  • by the cleansingand purification of the flood.
  • 00:40:01.315 --> 00:40:04.418
  • In the same manner,
  • 00:40:04.452 --> 00:40:05.886
  • God will not causethe present earth
  • 00:40:05.920 --> 00:40:08.355
  • to cease to exist
  • 00:40:08.389 --> 00:40:10.124
  • by the fire that will comeat the end of the age.
  • 00:40:10.157 --> 00:40:12.960
  • The fire will have
  • 00:40:12.993 --> 00:40:14.295
  • a much greater purifying effectupon the world than water did,
  • 00:40:14.328 --> 00:40:18.332
  • but it will not destroythe world
  • 00:40:18.365 --> 00:40:20.134
  • and, just as Noah and his familywere protected in the ark,
  • 00:40:20.167 --> 00:40:24.205
  • God's people will be protectedin the New Jerusalem
  • 00:40:24.238 --> 00:40:27.241
  • which we discovered recentlyis not on the earth yet,
  • 00:40:27.274 --> 00:40:30.110
  • but is hoveringabove the earth.
  • 00:40:30.144 --> 00:40:31.445
  • We'll be present--that will be our ark of safety
  • 00:40:31.479 --> 00:40:34.114
  • during the purificationof the earth.
  • 00:40:34.148 --> 00:40:37.318
  • So we have the promiseof a new heaven and earth,
  • 00:40:37.351 --> 00:40:40.221
  • and we have the purificationof the new heaven and earth.
  • 00:40:40.254 --> 00:40:42.990
  • And now I wanna give you,thirdly, some principles
  • 00:40:43.023 --> 00:40:45.526
  • of the new heavenand earth
  • 00:40:45.559 --> 00:40:46.861
  • which are truly--they are--
  • 00:40:46.894 --> 00:40:49.897
  • they set you back on your heels,I'll tell you.
  • 00:40:49.930 --> 00:40:52.900
  • 'Cause I wanna tell youwhat this is all gonna be like.
  • 00:40:52.933 --> 00:40:55.135
  • When this new heavenand new earth is finished
  • 00:40:55.169 --> 00:40:57.204
  • and God has purified it,
  • 00:40:57.238 --> 00:40:59.240
  • and it's still the same earthand still the same heaven,
  • 00:40:59.273 --> 00:41:01.809
  • but it has been purged,it's been made fresh,
  • 00:41:01.842 --> 00:41:04.512
  • and all of the sin stainsare gone,
  • 00:41:04.545 --> 00:41:06.547
  • and all the evidences of deathare gone,
  • 00:41:06.580 --> 00:41:08.215
  • and all the signs of diseaseare gone,
  • 00:41:08.249 --> 00:41:10.951
  • what is the worldgonna be like then?
  • 00:41:10.985 --> 00:41:13.387
  • Well, go back to Revelation 21with me, verse 1,
  • 00:41:13.420 --> 00:41:16.490
  • and let me give youone thing we know for sure.
  • 00:41:16.524 --> 00:41:18.726
  • And this will shock some of you.
  • 00:41:18.759 --> 00:41:20.060
  • It may even disappointsome of you,
  • 00:41:20.094 --> 00:41:21.395
  • but I hope you'll be all rightwith it when we get done.
  • 00:41:21.428 --> 00:41:24.331
  • Revelation 21:1 says: "Now I sawa new heaven and a new earth,
  • 00:41:24.365 --> 00:41:29.270
  • for the first heaven
  • 00:41:29.303 --> 00:41:30.604
  • and the first earthhad passed away,
  • 00:41:30.638 --> 00:41:32.773
  • and there was no more sea."
  • 00:41:32.806 --> 00:41:37.378
  • "Now, all of us who movedout here to California
  • 00:41:37.411 --> 00:41:39.413
  • so we get next to the ocean,
  • 00:41:39.446 --> 00:41:41.415
  • and you're standing up hereand telling me
  • 00:41:41.448 --> 00:41:42.750
  • that I moved out herefor nothing
  • 00:41:42.783 --> 00:41:44.084
  • 'cause when God gets donewith this place,
  • 00:41:44.118 --> 00:41:45.753
  • he's gonna wipe outthe ocean."
  • 00:41:45.786 --> 00:41:49.823
  • That's what it says, isn't it?
  • 00:41:49.857 --> 00:41:51.158
  • There will be no more sea.
  • 00:41:51.191 --> 00:41:52.760
  • What part of thatdon't you understand?
  • 00:41:52.793 --> 00:41:57.631
  • The apostle John saysthere will be no more sea.
  • 00:41:57.665 --> 00:41:59.900
  • Now, watch carefully.
  • 00:41:59.934 --> 00:42:01.368
  • Since three-fourths of the globetoday is under water,
  • 00:42:01.402 --> 00:42:05.439
  • a new worldwithout any sea
  • 00:42:05.472 --> 00:42:07.074
  • would certainly be new.
  • 00:42:07.107 --> 00:42:09.944
  • From his vast knowledgeof Creation, once again,
  • 00:42:09.977 --> 00:42:12.413
  • Dr. Henry Morris explains
  • 00:42:12.446 --> 00:42:14.081
  • the natureof the apostle's statement.
  • 00:42:14.114 --> 00:42:16.116
  • Listen: "There will be,in fact," says Henry Morris,
  • 00:42:16.150 --> 00:42:19.620
  • "no need for a seaon the new earth.
  • 00:42:19.653 --> 00:42:23.090
  • The present sea is neededas a basic reservoir
  • 00:42:23.123 --> 00:42:26.393
  • for the maintenanceof the hydrologic cycle.
  • 00:42:26.427 --> 00:42:29.496
  • In the new earth, all menand women who live there
  • 00:42:29.530 --> 00:42:33.167
  • will have their glorified bodieswith no more need of water.
  • 00:42:33.200 --> 00:42:37.371
  • Their resurrected bodieswill be composed,
  • 00:42:37.404 --> 00:42:39.273
  • like that of the Lord Jesus,of flesh and bone,
  • 00:42:39.306 --> 00:42:43.310
  • and apparentlywith no need of blood
  • 00:42:43.344 --> 00:42:46.280
  • to serve as a cleanserand restorer of the body's flesh
  • 00:42:46.313 --> 00:42:49.450
  • as it is in present.
  • 00:42:49.483 --> 00:42:51.051
  • This, in turn," he says,
  • 00:42:51.085 --> 00:42:52.653
  • "eliminates the major needfor water on earth.
  • 00:42:52.686 --> 00:42:55.723
  • Blood is 90% waterand present-day human flesh
  • 00:42:55.756 --> 00:42:58.859
  • is 65% water."
  • 00:42:58.892 --> 00:43:02.529
  • In other words,
  • 00:43:02.563 --> 00:43:04.064
  • the way that we liveecologically in the new world
  • 00:43:04.098 --> 00:43:07.234
  • will be totally differentthan the way we live now.
  • 00:43:07.267 --> 00:43:10.170
  • You say, "Well, I can't imagine
  • 00:43:10.204 --> 00:43:11.772
  • a world that's beautifulwithout the sea."
  • 00:43:11.805 --> 00:43:15.409
  • Well, don't forgetthat in the New Jerusalem,
  • 00:43:15.442 --> 00:43:19.647
  • flowing downfrom the throne of God
  • 00:43:19.680 --> 00:43:21.649
  • there is a river,
  • 00:43:21.682 --> 00:43:23.617
  • and it is a great riverthat runs out into tributaries
  • 00:43:23.651 --> 00:43:26.153
  • and it's fresh water,not saltwater.
  • 00:43:26.186 --> 00:43:29.056
  • Because, you see,salt is a preservative
  • 00:43:29.089 --> 00:43:31.458
  • so that decaywon't take place,
  • 00:43:31.492 --> 00:43:33.427
  • but in the new heavensand the new earth
  • 00:43:33.460 --> 00:43:35.029
  • there'll be no decay,there'll be no need for salt.
  • 00:43:35.062 --> 00:43:38.732
  • And the fresh waters
  • 00:43:38.766 --> 00:43:40.067
  • will flow outthroughout the world
  • 00:43:40.100 --> 00:43:41.635
  • and it'll be more beautifulthan anything you can imagine
  • 00:43:41.669 --> 00:43:44.238
  • with the treesthat are growing
  • 00:43:44.271 --> 00:43:46.073
  • side by sidealong the river
  • 00:43:46.106 --> 00:43:48.609
  • with different fruitsevery month
  • 00:43:48.642 --> 00:43:50.811
  • which you can pick off and eat,
  • 00:43:50.844 --> 00:43:52.680
  • and with leaves that providea quality of life
  • 00:43:52.713 --> 00:43:55.949
  • that is beyondanything we have ever known.
  • 00:43:55.983 --> 00:43:58.485
  • So give Godjust a little bit of credit here
  • 00:43:58.519 --> 00:44:01.989
  • that if he made the seasin the first place
  • 00:44:02.022 --> 00:44:04.358
  • and they're attractive to us,
  • 00:44:04.391 --> 00:44:05.859
  • when he remakes the earthand makes it fresh,
  • 00:44:05.893 --> 00:44:08.762
  • watch what he does.
  • 00:44:08.796 --> 00:44:12.132
  • No more sea.
  • 00:44:12.166 --> 00:44:14.635
  • The removal of the sea is
  • 00:44:14.668 --> 00:44:15.969
  • the first thingI want you to note.
  • 00:44:16.003 --> 00:44:17.304
  • Secondly, I want you to notethe reversal of the curse.
  • 00:44:17.337 --> 00:44:20.174
  • Notice verse 3 of chapter 22in Revelation.
  • 00:44:20.207 --> 00:44:24.111
  • Revelation 22:3: "And thereshall be no more curse,
  • 00:44:24.144 --> 00:44:29.583
  • but the throne of Godand the Lamb shall be in it
  • 00:44:29.616 --> 00:44:31.652
  • and the servantshall serve him."
  • 00:44:31.685 --> 00:44:33.053
  • Now, what is the curse?
  • 00:44:33.087 --> 00:44:34.388
  • It's not what you hearat work every week.
  • 00:44:34.421 --> 00:44:37.624
  • It's notthe language of the street.
  • 00:44:37.658 --> 00:44:39.827
  • The curse is a particular eventthat took place,
  • 00:44:39.860 --> 00:44:42.529
  • and you rememberwhen that happened.
  • 00:44:42.563 --> 00:44:44.598
  • In the garden of Eden
  • 00:44:44.631 --> 00:44:47.101
  • because man violatedGod's commands,
  • 00:44:47.134 --> 00:44:50.370
  • God cursed the earth.
  • 00:44:50.404 --> 00:44:52.372
  • Let me refresh your memory.
  • 00:44:52.406 --> 00:44:54.508
  • Go back with me to the bookof Genesis chapter 3.
  • 00:44:54.541 --> 00:44:58.612
  • Genesis 3 and following,verse 17.
  • 00:44:58.645 --> 00:45:01.982
  • Here's the curse:"Then to Adam God said,
  • 00:45:02.015 --> 00:45:05.152
  • 'Because you have heededthe voice of your wife,
  • 00:45:05.185 --> 00:45:07.187
  • and have eaten from the treeof which I commanded you,
  • 00:45:07.221 --> 00:45:09.389
  • saying,"You shall not eat of it":
  • 00:45:09.423 --> 00:45:11.492
  • cursed is the groundfor your sake;
  • 00:45:11.525 --> 00:45:13.627
  • in toil you shall eat of itall the days of your life.
  • 00:45:13.660 --> 00:45:16.597
  • But thorns and thistlesit shall bring forth for you,
  • 00:45:16.630 --> 00:45:19.767
  • and you shall eatthe herb of the field.
  • 00:45:19.800 --> 00:45:21.335
  • In the sweat of your faceyou shall eat bread
  • 00:45:21.368 --> 00:45:23.604
  • till you return to the ground,
  • 00:45:23.637 --> 00:45:24.938
  • for out of ityou were taken;
  • 00:45:24.972 --> 00:45:26.273
  • for dust you are,and to dust you shall return.'"
  • 00:45:26.306 --> 00:45:29.143
  • That's the curse, it's the curseof death and decay.
  • 00:45:29.176 --> 00:45:32.479
  • Now, the Bible says, when we get
  • 00:45:32.513 --> 00:45:34.882
  • to the new heavenand the new earth,
  • 00:45:34.915 --> 00:45:36.216
  • there'll be no more curse.
  • 00:45:36.250 --> 00:45:37.551
  • The curse will be reversed.
  • 00:45:37.584 --> 00:45:39.653
  • Say it out loud:"The curse will be reversed."
  • 00:45:39.686 --> 00:45:42.823
  • Can't wait till theyreverse the curse, can you?
  • 00:45:42.856 --> 00:45:46.960
  • When on the new earththe curse is reversed,
  • 00:45:46.994 --> 00:45:49.730
  • the sense of labor and toil
  • 00:45:49.763 --> 00:45:51.231
  • that accompanies our careof the ground
  • 00:45:51.265 --> 00:45:53.167
  • in our pursuit of food
  • 00:45:53.200 --> 00:45:54.501
  • will be returnedto the way it was
  • 00:45:54.535 --> 00:45:56.036
  • in the garden before the Fall.
  • 00:45:56.069 --> 00:45:58.405
  • The groundwill no longer produce
  • 00:45:58.438 --> 00:45:59.907
  • thorns and thistles,and we ourselves
  • 00:45:59.940 --> 00:46:02.176
  • will not be returnedto the ground in death
  • 00:46:02.209 --> 00:46:04.678
  • because we will never die.
  • 00:46:04.711 --> 00:46:07.581
  • Because of man's Fall into sin,
  • 00:46:07.614 --> 00:46:09.883
  • a curse was pronouncedover this creation,
  • 00:46:09.917 --> 00:46:12.452
  • and God sent his Soninto the world
  • 00:46:12.486 --> 00:46:14.221
  • to redeem that creationfrom the results of sin,
  • 00:46:14.254 --> 00:46:16.857
  • and the work of Christis not just to save
  • 00:46:16.890 --> 00:46:19.159
  • the innumerable throngof blood-bought people.
  • 00:46:19.193 --> 00:46:21.929
  • The total work of Christis nothing less
  • 00:46:21.962 --> 00:46:24.398
  • than to redeemthis entire creation
  • 00:46:24.431 --> 00:46:27.067
  • from the effects of sin.
  • 00:46:27.100 --> 00:46:28.836
  • That purposewill not be accomplished
  • 00:46:28.869 --> 00:46:30.437
  • until God has ushered inthe new earth,
  • 00:46:30.470 --> 00:46:32.840
  • until paradise lostbecomes paradise regained.
  • 00:46:32.873 --> 00:46:37.544
  • Finally, the third thing.
  • 00:46:37.578 --> 00:46:39.179
  • Not only the removal of the seaand the reversal of the curse,
  • 00:46:39.213 --> 00:46:42.082
  • but number three, letter C,the restoration of all things.
  • 00:46:42.115 --> 00:46:46.286
  • Ephesians 1:10 puts it this way:
  • 00:46:46.320 --> 00:46:49.256
  • "That in the dispensationof the fullness of times,"
  • 00:46:49.289 --> 00:46:52.059
  • at the end of time,
  • 00:46:52.092 --> 00:46:53.794
  • "God might gather togetherin one all things in Christ,"
  • 00:46:53.827 --> 00:46:58.232
  • now watch this,
  • 00:46:58.265 --> 00:46:59.566
  • "both which are in heavenand which are in earth--in him."
  • 00:46:59.600 --> 00:47:05.405
  • God's plan of the ages
  • 00:47:05.439 --> 00:47:06.773
  • is to bring all things in heavenand on earth together
  • 00:47:06.807 --> 00:47:11.044
  • under one head,even Christ.
  • 00:47:11.078 --> 00:47:13.447
  • Today, there isa great separation
  • 00:47:13.480 --> 00:47:15.916
  • between heaven and earth,
  • 00:47:15.949 --> 00:47:17.484
  • but when Paul uses the term"all things,"
  • 00:47:17.517 --> 00:47:20.387
  • he's being very inclusive.
  • 00:47:20.420 --> 00:47:22.222
  • Nothing will be left out.
  • 00:47:22.256 --> 00:47:23.824
  • Christ will make heaveninto earth
  • 00:47:23.857 --> 00:47:25.993
  • and earth into heaven.
  • 00:47:26.026 --> 00:47:27.394
  • And the wall that separatesheaven and earth
  • 00:47:27.427 --> 00:47:29.630
  • will be forever demolished.
  • 00:47:29.663 --> 00:47:31.064
  • There will be one universe
  • 00:47:31.098 --> 00:47:32.399
  • and all things in heavenand on earth will be together
  • 00:47:32.432 --> 00:47:35.369
  • under the headshipof the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:47:35.402 --> 00:47:38.071
  • And God's plan is that therewill be no more gulf
  • 00:47:38.105 --> 00:47:40.774
  • between the spiritualand the physical worlds.
  • 00:47:40.807 --> 00:47:43.443
  • There will be one cosmos,
  • 00:47:43.477 --> 00:47:45.078
  • one universe unitedunder one Lord forever and ever.
  • 00:47:45.112 --> 00:47:48.749
  • This isthe unstoppable plan of God.
  • 00:47:48.782 --> 00:47:51.652
  • This is where historyis headed.
  • 00:47:51.685 --> 00:47:53.520
  • This is where we're all going,to a new heaven and a new earth.
  • 00:47:53.553 --> 00:47:58.225
  • I don't knowwhat that means to you.
  • 00:47:58.258 --> 00:48:00.427
  • It changes your whole paradigmof the future.
  • 00:48:00.460 --> 00:48:04.031
  • You say, "I thought we weregonna be in the New Jerusalem."
  • 00:48:04.064 --> 00:48:05.832
  • Absolutely, you rememberwhat I told you?
  • 00:48:05.866 --> 00:48:07.401
  • The New Jerusalemwas not heaven,
  • 00:48:07.434 --> 00:48:08.735
  • it was the capital cityof heaven.
  • 00:48:08.769 --> 00:48:11.505
  • The New Jerusalemduring the eternal age
  • 00:48:11.538 --> 00:48:13.540
  • will descendand it will rest upon the earth.
  • 00:48:13.573 --> 00:48:17.577
  • Let me ask you a question.
  • 00:48:17.611 --> 00:48:18.912
  • If you get all the wayto the end of the Bible
  • 00:48:18.946 --> 00:48:21.181
  • and all of the judgmentsare gone,
  • 00:48:21.214 --> 00:48:22.816
  • all the Tribulationhas gone,
  • 00:48:22.849 --> 00:48:24.151
  • all the Millennium has gone,and then God says,
  • 00:48:24.184 --> 00:48:25.953
  • "I'm gonna make the earthall over again,"
  • 00:48:25.986 --> 00:48:28.288
  • what purpose would there befor the earth
  • 00:48:28.322 --> 00:48:30.424
  • if we weren't gonna live here?
  • 00:48:30.457 --> 00:48:33.193
  • You say, "Well, I thoughtI was going up,
  • 00:48:33.226 --> 00:48:34.761
  • and I'm all disappointed now
  • 00:48:34.795 --> 00:48:36.096
  • I'm gonna have to liveon this earth."
  • 00:48:36.129 --> 00:48:38.131
  • Well, you won't be disappointed
  • 00:48:38.165 --> 00:48:39.466
  • if you just stopfor a moment and think.
  • 00:48:39.499 --> 00:48:42.369
  • The lesson is what most modernswould call a paradigm shift.
  • 00:48:42.402 --> 00:48:46.239
  • How does this changeour thinking?
  • 00:48:46.273 --> 00:48:47.941
  • Let me just give youtwo thoughts.
  • 00:48:47.975 --> 00:48:49.376
  • Number one,gives you a new appreciation
  • 00:48:49.409 --> 00:48:51.345
  • for the worldin which we now live.
  • 00:48:51.378 --> 00:48:53.613
  • You know, as Christians,we have a reputation
  • 00:48:53.647 --> 00:48:55.716
  • of being very poor ecologists.
  • 00:48:55.749 --> 00:48:58.518
  • We have a reputation
  • 00:48:58.552 --> 00:48:59.853
  • of always badmouthingthe tree-huggers
  • 00:48:59.886 --> 00:49:01.755
  • and all that sort of thing,you know.
  • 00:49:01.788 --> 00:49:04.291
  • And you know, I don't knowthat that's necessarily true.
  • 00:49:04.324 --> 00:49:06.026
  • I don't believe that's true,
  • 00:49:06.059 --> 00:49:07.361
  • but I understand why itcould be true
  • 00:49:07.394 --> 00:49:09.129
  • because, you see,if a Christian believes
  • 00:49:09.162 --> 00:49:11.164
  • that this worldis just a temporary thing
  • 00:49:11.198 --> 00:49:13.000
  • that's not ever gonna haveany purpose in the future
  • 00:49:13.033 --> 00:49:14.968
  • and our home is up there,
  • 00:49:15.002 --> 00:49:16.336
  • and this earth is no goodand it's trashy
  • 00:49:16.370 --> 00:49:18.505
  • and it's gonna betotally destroyed,
  • 00:49:18.538 --> 00:49:20.474
  • why would you spend any timetrying to take care of it?
  • 00:49:20.507 --> 00:49:23.510
  • Even though that'sone of our commands
  • 00:49:23.543 --> 00:49:25.545
  • in the early partof the book of Genesis,
  • 00:49:25.579 --> 00:49:27.581
  • to care for the earth.
  • 00:49:27.614 --> 00:49:29.683
  • Well, you see, when youunderstand that this earth
  • 00:49:29.716 --> 00:49:32.119
  • is not gonna be destroyedbut refreshed,
  • 00:49:32.152 --> 00:49:34.855
  • when you understandthat this earth
  • 00:49:34.888 --> 00:49:36.556
  • in some measure that wemay not fully understand
  • 00:49:36.590 --> 00:49:38.759
  • is gonna be a partof your future destiny,
  • 00:49:38.792 --> 00:49:41.962
  • your future homefor ever and ever,
  • 00:49:41.995 --> 00:49:44.231
  • you will look at this worldin a whole different way.
  • 00:49:44.264 --> 00:49:48.568
  • And I'll tell you the truth.
  • 00:49:48.602 --> 00:49:49.903
  • Since I have been studying this,this is true.
  • 00:49:49.936 --> 00:49:53.607
  • When you siton your porch at night
  • 00:49:53.640 --> 00:49:55.776
  • and you look outover the valley
  • 00:49:55.809 --> 00:49:57.110
  • and the lights are all on
  • 00:49:57.144 --> 00:49:58.445
  • and how beautiful,Lord, this is.
  • 00:49:58.478 --> 00:50:00.947
  • I can't imaginewhat it will be like
  • 00:50:00.981 --> 00:50:02.649
  • when you takeall the negative stuff out of it
  • 00:50:02.682 --> 00:50:05.285
  • and it is pure and perfect.
  • 00:50:05.318 --> 00:50:07.687
  • It will be just the same,
  • 00:50:07.721 --> 00:50:09.356
  • only in a whole differentcategory,
  • 00:50:09.389 --> 00:50:13.060
  • with none of the ravages of sin.
  • 00:50:13.093 --> 00:50:14.961
  • It'll be all gone,and it will be fresh and new
  • 00:50:14.995 --> 00:50:19.866
  • and there will be no more deathand no more dying
  • 00:50:19.900 --> 00:50:22.069
  • and no more painand no more sorrow.
  • 00:50:22.102 --> 00:50:25.238
  • And you tell me it's not heaven?
  • 00:50:25.272 --> 00:50:27.641
  • I've actually wondered sometimesin my own heart
  • 00:50:27.674 --> 00:50:31.812
  • as I lookat the beautiful places
  • 00:50:31.845 --> 00:50:33.447
  • Donna and Ihave had a chance to visit,
  • 00:50:33.480 --> 00:50:35.882
  • how is God ever gonna top this?
  • 00:50:35.916 --> 00:50:38.385
  • How's he ever gonna top this?
  • 00:50:38.418 --> 00:50:40.587
  • Now I realizehe's gonna take this
  • 00:50:40.620 --> 00:50:43.590
  • and elevate itto a whole new level
  • 00:50:43.623 --> 00:50:45.959
  • and it will beour eternal abode.
  • 00:50:45.992 --> 00:50:48.128
  • We will have accessto the heavens and to the earth
  • 00:50:48.161 --> 00:50:50.697
  • made new by Almighty God.
  • 00:50:50.730 --> 00:50:52.799
  • Isn't that a wonderful thought?
  • 00:50:52.833 --> 00:50:54.701
  • I'm going upand I'm going around
  • 00:50:54.734 --> 00:50:56.336
  • and I'm gonna be here.
  • 00:50:56.369 --> 00:50:57.671
  • I'm gonna be on this earthwith Almighty God.
  • 00:50:57.704 --> 00:51:00.407
  • Sometimes when John says
  • 00:51:00.440 --> 00:51:01.741
  • not to love the world,we misunderstand.
  • 00:51:01.775 --> 00:51:03.710
  • He's not talkingabout the created world.
  • 00:51:03.743 --> 00:51:05.345
  • He's talking aboutthe world system.
  • 00:51:05.378 --> 00:51:07.114
  • He's saying don't lovethe system of the world,
  • 00:51:07.147 --> 00:51:08.715
  • but don't stop loving the world.
  • 00:51:08.748 --> 00:51:10.250
  • This is my Father's world.
  • 00:51:10.283 --> 00:51:12.752
  • It's a beautiful worldhe's created.
  • 00:51:12.786 --> 00:51:14.421
  • And we almost discredit God
  • 00:51:14.454 --> 00:51:17.157
  • by our attitudetoward this world sometimes.
  • 00:51:17.190 --> 00:51:20.026
  • God created thisin the beginning;
  • 00:51:20.060 --> 00:51:22.562
  • and, yes,we've messed it up for him;
  • 00:51:22.596 --> 00:51:24.698
  • but one day, praise the Lord,he's gonna come back
  • 00:51:24.731 --> 00:51:27.267
  • and in one moment of timehe's gonna just totally fix
  • 00:51:27.300 --> 00:51:30.403
  • everythingthat's been messed up.
  • 00:51:30.437 --> 00:51:32.506
  • And the worldthat he created
  • 00:51:32.539 --> 00:51:34.307
  • when he said,"Let there be light,"
  • 00:51:34.341 --> 00:51:37.944
  • will again be the pristine worldof our Creator God,
  • 00:51:37.978 --> 00:51:42.816
  • and we shall live and reignwith him forever and ever.
  • 00:51:42.849 --> 00:51:46.486
  • A new appreciationfor the world in which we live,
  • 00:51:46.520 --> 00:51:48.522
  • and then secondly and lastly,
  • 00:51:48.555 --> 00:51:50.457
  • a new appreciation for the worldto which we're going.
  • 00:51:50.490 --> 00:51:54.895
  • A little girl was visitingthe country
  • 00:51:54.928 --> 00:51:58.532
  • and she was struckby the brilliance
  • 00:51:58.565 --> 00:51:59.900
  • of the night skies.
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  • She said to her mom,"Mom," listen to this.
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  • "If heaven is so prettyon the wrong side,
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  • what in the worldis it gonna look like
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  • on the right side?"
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  • And that's my sentiment exactly.
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  • The right side of heaven
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  • is certainly splendidbeyond comparison.
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  • It is a place characterizedby laughter without tears
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  • and life without deathand singing without mourning
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  • and contentment without cryingand pleasure without pain.
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  • And our Lord and SaviorJesus Christ will be there
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  • and our lovingheavenly Father will be there
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  • and the blessed Holy Spiritwill be there.
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  • And there will be a new heavenand a new earth,
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  • crowned by a resplendent citycalled the New Jerusalem
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  • and, my friend, I'm going there.
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  • I'm going there.
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  • And I don't haveall the answers.
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  • I can't figure it all out,but the same God
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  • who magnificently createdthis world
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  • is going to refresh this worldand, one day,
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  • we are going to ruleand reign with him
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  • in this perfect placecalled heaven
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  • and the only way I can tell youthat that can be yours
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  • is by giving you
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  • the same formulathat God gave me.
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  • Here it is.
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  • He said, through his Son Jesus,"I am the way,"
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  • not I am not one of the ways.
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  • "I am the way,the truth, and the life."
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  • Now, listen to this.This is very exclusive.
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  • This is really, this is reallynot politically correct.
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  • This is just biblically correct.
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  • Here's what he said:
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  • "I am the way,the truth, and the life.
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  • No man, no mancomes to the Father
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  • except through me."
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  • You wanna live on this earth
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  • refreshed and made beautifulby the Lord
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  • in a place we call heavenin the New Jerusalem,
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  • you better make sure you
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  • have made your peace with Godthrough Jesus Christ.
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  • And you ask him to beyour Savior and Lord
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  • and he will do it.
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  • And he will do itright now, right here,
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  • right where you are.
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  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return in a moment
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  • to close today's programright after this.
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  • announcer: There area lot of myths, rumors,
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  • and conjectureabout heaven,
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  • but what can you believe?
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  • What is fact,and what is fiction?
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  • A look insideDr. David Jeremiah's book,
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  • as Dr. Jeremiah answers
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  • your most pressing questionsabout the afterlife,
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  • questions like,"How do we get to heaven?"
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  • "Who will be there?"and "Where exactly is it?"
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  • Dive into this studywith Dr. Jeremiah, and discover
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  • how our understanding of heavenmatters today
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  • announcer: And nowwith one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah:As beautiful as it is,
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  • our earth isonly a tarnished version
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  • of God's originalglorious Creation.
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  • The entrance of sin affectednot only people, but the planet.
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  • Fortunately, Jesus Christcame to remove
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  • the curse of sin
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  • and make a new heavenand new earth possible.
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  • He also made it possible for youand me to become new creations
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  • by being born again.
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  • I hope you have placedyour faith in Christ
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  • and received the giftof new life that he offers.
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  • And I would loveto encourage you
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We will havesharper minds, stronger bodies,
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  • clearer purpose,and unabated joy,
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  • and we will serve the Lordfor 1000 years
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  • on this earth as it is,reigning and ruling with him.
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  • Can you imaginea reign of righteousness
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  • with all godly peoplein every single position,
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  • having not hadto be elected there
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  • but appointed thereby King Jesus?
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "What on EarthIs the Millennium?"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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