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A Tour of Prophecy Interview with Dr. David Jeremiah

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March 19, 2020
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To begin the series; Signs: Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse; Shelia Walsh interviews Dr. Jeremiah about topics and terminology related to the End Times.

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A Tour of Prophecy Interview with Dr. David Jeremiah

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  • and scientific importance.
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  • Exhibits chroniclethe 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 museumwill be left standing
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  • to memorialize its destruction.
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  • But what if we could visitsuch a place,
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  • a museum containing the signsof what is to come,
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  • exhibits and remnantsof the end times?
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  • What could we learn?
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  • How would it changethe way we live today?
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  • Though in truth,
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  • a museum of this kindwill never be built,
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  • through the lens of God's Word,
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  • our imaginationcan catch a glimpse
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  • of not what has happened,but will happen.
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  • Come with me on a tourof Bible prophecy
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  • and we will discoverthe signs God
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  • has laid out in Scripture,
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  • signs that assure us
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  • God has a planfor the future and for eternity.
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  • male announcer: And now,join esteemed Bible teacher,
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  • pastor, and author,Dr. David Jeremiah,
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  • as he discussesthe importance of Bible prophecy
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  • with your host, Sheila Walsh.
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  • Sheila Walsh: Let me ask you,first of all, where did
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  • your interest and your passionto understand prophecy begin?
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  • David Jeremiah: Sheila,I grew up in a pastor's home.
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  • And my dad,who loved the Word of God,
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  • every year when I was
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  • growing up, we would havewhat they called
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  • evangelistic campaigns,and sometimes they called
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  • them revivals,but they would bring people
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  • in from the outside.
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  • And almost every oneof these people
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  • who came would have one nightdevoted to prophecy.
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  • I remember a manby the name of John Carrera,
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  • who used to come to our churchevery year.
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  • And every time he cameon Friday night,
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  • it was prophecy night,and he would spellbind us
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  • with what God had plannedfor us in the future.
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  • Jack Van Impe was another onewho came and he would do
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  • the same thing.
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  • And then, of course,God allowed me to go
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  • to Dallas Theological Seminary,where I sat under the teaching
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  • of Dwight Pentecost andJohn Walvoord and the people
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  • who really have championedthat cause.
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  • And I realized,"This is something
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  • I want to learn more about."
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  • And one of the first booksI taught when I came
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  • to San Diego was Daniel.
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  • And when I got done with Daniel,I taught Revelation.
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  • Sheila: Wow,that's quiet an undertaking.
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  • David: And they changedmy life, both of those books,
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  • because they set the tonefor what's happening
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  • and what's going to happen.
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  • Sheila: One of the thingsI love most about the way
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  • you teach isyou can take the most
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  • complicated subject
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  • and break it open in such a waythat we all get it.
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  • But I wonder, with the studyyou've done, how has it impacted
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  • your own personal lifeand spiritual journey?
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  • David: Well, the Biblepromises, believe it or not--
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  • in fact,the book of Revelation is
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  • the only book in the Biblewhere we are told twice,
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  • "Blessed are thosewho read this book."
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  • If you want to be blessed,you should read
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  • and study the book of Revelationbecause the Bible promises
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  • that if you do,you will be blessed,
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  • and I surely have.
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  • I've learned so much aboutGod's sovereignty
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  • and his wonderful promise to usthat he's still in charge
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  • even though everything elselooks like it's going south
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  • on us.
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  • The wonderful truth aboutprophecy is that it guarantees
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  • the integrity of the restof the Bible.
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  • For instance,in the Old Testament,
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  • there are over 300 propheciesabout the first coming
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  • of Christ,where he would be born,
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  • what would happen to himas a child and all of this.
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  • Now we have the perspective
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  • of history to go back,look at the prophecies,
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  • and see where they werefulfilled in exactness,
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  • without any mistake whatsoever.
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  • Now, we have more than twicethat many prophecies about
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  • the Second Coming of Christ.
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  • So, here's the deal.
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  • If he was accuratein the first coming,
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  • will he not be so accuratein the Second Coming?
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  • So, when you study prophecy,you get God's blueprint
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  • of what's going to happenin the future,
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  • and you begin to see things likethe reemergence of Israel
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  • as a nation, and the collectionof nations in Europe,
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  • and all of these things.
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  • And it's like you havea head's up on what's going on.
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  • The news is catching upwith prophecy, and that's
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  • what happens when you--when you study that.
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  • Sheila: Does the Bible saythat we should study prophecy?
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  • David: Yeah,the Bible actually,
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  • as I mentionedin the book of Revelation,
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  • it tells us to read itand to study it.
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  • And the Bible isn't somethingwe can cut and slice and say,
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  • "Oh, I likethe narrative sections,
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  • or I like the Old Testament."
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  • The Bible is all--and when you see it that way
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  • in the book of Revelation,you have the fulfillment
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  • of everything that's wrongin the book of Genesis.
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  • You know,and I could go through,
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  • there's like 30 or 40of these things.
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  • The book of Revelation isthe ultimate fulfillment
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  • of God's plan for this world
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  • and for his people.
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  • And once you get--once you kind of get the end
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  • in Revelation and you gotthe beginning in Genesis,
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  • the rest of it just startsto make sense.
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  • Sheila: In all the yearsyou've had as a faithful,
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  • devoted pastor,is there one question
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  • on prophecy that comes upmore than any other,
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  • or maybe one misconceptionabout prophecy?
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  • David: I think maybeone of the misunderstandings
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  • that I deal with more thananything else is the difference
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  • between the Raptureand the Second Coming
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  • because the two eventsare totally different and they
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  • have totally different contexts.
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  • So, I remember a little girl
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  • who heard me preachon prophecy one time.
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  • She--her mother told me
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  • that she asked herthis question.
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  • She said, "Mom, I don't get it.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah saysthat when we die,
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  • we go in the ground.
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  • But then he sayswe go to heaven.
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  • And then he said Jesuscomes back and takes us,
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  • and then hebrings us back again."
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  • She said, "Can you help mewith this?"
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  • So, I think that's maybewhere the disconnect comes.
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  • And the simple wayto say that is this:
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  • when Jesus comes backin the Rapture,
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  • it's to take every Christianwho's still on this earth
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  • to heaven and resurrectall those who have died ahead
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  • of time,and we all go to heaven.
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  • And then 7 years tribulation is
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  • on this earth.
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  • I happen to be one of thosepeople who does not believe
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  • the church will bein the tribulation,
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  • for the Bible says,"There is therefore now
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  • no condemnation to those
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  • who are in Christ Jesus."
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  • I don't know how that promisecould ever be fulfilled
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  • if we're going to bein condemnation for 7 years.
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  • At the end of the 7 years,the Bible says Jesus comes back,
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  • and those of us who went upcome back.
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  • In the book of Revelation,the door to heaven
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  • is opened twice,once we go up and once
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  • when we come back.
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  • And so, if we understandthat the Rapture is
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  • when he comes for usand the second advent is when
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  • we come back with him to settlethe events on this earth,
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  • then we can keepthose two things straight.
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  • Sheila: That makes itpretty clear.
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  • Often you'll hear peoplepredicting,
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  • "This is going to be the day,"and all sorts of people try
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  • and get their affairs in order,or they run their
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  • credit cards up'cause they think,
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  • "I'm going to be out of here."
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  • Have you ever tempted to namea day?
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  • And if not, why not?
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  • David: I suppose I've beentempted along the way to run
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  • a credit card up,but never for that reason,
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  • you know?
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  • I just--you know,here's the thing.
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  • If there's any questionabout which there is
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  • an absolute definite answer,you just asked it.
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  • Because the Bible says
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  • the Lord Jesus saidno one knows the time
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  • of our Lord's return exceptthe Father.
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  • And when Jesus was on the earth,he did not know.
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  • He was the Son of God.
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  • The angels don't know.
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  • The Bible does not tell uswhen he's going to come back.
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  • The Bible does give ussome indications
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  • of when we're getting close.
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  • And one of the verses I love isthis one that says,
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  • "For now is your redemptionnearer than when you believed."
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  • What we do know for sure is from
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  • the time you became a Christianand the time I became
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  • a Christian,the coming of Christ is nearer
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  • than it was then.
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  • Sheila: That's good news.
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  • David: And what we aren'tsupposed to do is try
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  • to determine the time,but to be ready
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  • whatever time it is.
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  • Sheila: I want to give youa list.
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  • I have formed a listof different prophetic terms
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  • that I've been questioned about,and I'm sure people
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  • watching this want to know,so I'm just going to throw
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  • these at you and seewhat you have to say.
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  • You already touched on thisa little bit, the Rapture.
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  • Why do some people believethat there's not going to be
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  • a Rapture, that there's just--that Christ is just
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  • going to come back again?
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  • David: The Rapture isin the book of Thessalonians
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  • and in 1 Corinthians 15,and you cannot read
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  • those passages with any kindof sense of,
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  • "Is this the truth?"without coming away with this.
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  • It's in the Bible,it is absolutely clear.
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  • Paul said it wasa new revelation
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  • that was not given to usin the Old Testament.
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  • It's one of those mysteriesthat God has unfolded for us.
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  • Sheila: Wow.
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  • Okay, let's gofor the tribulation.
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  • What--that's going to be aperiod of how long,
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  • and what's goingto happen during
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  • the tribulation?
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  • David: Well,the tribulation is 7 years
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  • divided into 2 sections.
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  • The first is kind of whatthe Bible refers to
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  • as the beginning of sorrows.
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  • It's kind of the heating upof the cauldron of pressure.
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  • And what happensin the tribulation is,
  • 00:11:04.203 --> 00:11:06.806
  • at the beginningof the tribulation,
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  • the antichrist,who's the incarnation of Satan,
  • 00:11:08.908 --> 00:11:12.378
  • makes a covenant with Israelfor 7 years that they will be
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  • able to worshipin their temple and all of that.
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  • And at the endof three and a half years,
  • 00:11:18.417 --> 00:11:20.453
  • he breaks that covenant.
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  • And when that happens,all hell breaks loose
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  • on this earth.
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  • And you know, all I can say iswhen I read that,
  • 00:11:25.891 --> 00:11:28.728
  • I'm so grateful thatI'm not going to be here.
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  • It will be worse than anythingyou can imagine.
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  • The stories of what happensduring that time
  • 00:11:33.733 --> 00:11:36.168
  • and the cruelty, the absolute--
  • 00:11:36.202 --> 00:11:39.105
  • you see what happensin some of the regimes
  • 00:11:39.138 --> 00:11:41.273
  • that are in our world todaywhere there's no regard
  • 00:11:41.307 --> 00:11:44.043
  • for human life.
  • 00:11:44.076 --> 00:11:45.544
  • They are like child's playto what happens during
  • 00:11:45.578 --> 00:11:49.048
  • that period of time.
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  • And it's sometimes referred toas the time of Jacob's trouble,
  • 00:11:50.416 --> 00:11:54.920
  • the time of Israel's trouble.
  • 00:11:54.954 --> 00:11:56.756
  • Sheila: Okay,what about the antichrist?
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  • What do we know aboutthe antichrist?
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  • David: Well,one thing for sure is
  • 00:12:01.527 --> 00:12:02.795
  • we don't know who he is,even though a lot of Christians
  • 00:12:02.828 --> 00:12:05.431
  • play pin the tailon the antichrist, you know?
  • 00:12:05.464 --> 00:12:07.900
  • And they try to figure outwho he is.
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  • We do not know.
  • 00:12:09.735 --> 00:12:10.703
  • Anybody that says they know,they can't know.
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  • But we know a lot about him.
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  • He is the incarnation of Satan.
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  • He is a man who hasthe oratorical ability
  • 00:12:18.043 --> 00:12:20.746
  • of Adolf Hitler and--but all of the cruelty
  • 00:12:20.780 --> 00:12:23.849
  • that goes along with it.
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  • He's the great deceiver.
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  • He mimics everythingthat Jesus does.
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  • Anti doesn't mean just against,but it means instead of.
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  • So, he will present himselfinstead of Christ.
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  • His whole regime is oneof counterfeiting everything
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  • that Christ does.
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  • If you can go throughthe career of the antichrist,
  • 00:12:41.367 --> 00:12:43.769
  • he doesn't havean original thought.
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  • All he does is try tocounterfeit what the Lord does.
  • 00:12:46.872 --> 00:12:50.109
  • Sheila: Okay, the markof the beast, what is that?
  • 00:12:50.142 --> 00:12:53.012
  • David: Well,in the book of Revelation,
  • 00:12:53.045 --> 00:12:55.381
  • we're told that duringthe tribulation period,
  • 00:12:55.414 --> 00:12:57.783
  • you have to take the markof the beast in order to be able
  • 00:12:57.817 --> 00:13:00.786
  • to survive.
  • 00:13:00.820 --> 00:13:01.954
  • This is the economic controlprogram of the antichrist.
  • 00:13:01.987 --> 00:13:05.858
  • In other words,the mark of the beast is 666,
  • 00:13:05.891 --> 00:13:09.128
  • and those who--if you won't bow down
  • 00:13:09.161 --> 00:13:12.598
  • to the beast,if you won't bow down to
  • 00:13:12.631 --> 00:13:14.300
  • the antichrist and give himyour worship and take the mark,
  • 00:13:14.333 --> 00:13:19.038
  • the Bible saysyou will not be able to buy
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  • or sell.
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  • People who don't take the markwill literally be starved out
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  • of existence.
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  • They won't be ableto buy groceries,
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  • they won't be ableto do business,
  • 00:13:28.147 --> 00:13:29.949
  • and the mark of the beastis the way the antichrist
  • 00:13:29.982 --> 00:13:35.221
  • identifies his followers.
  • 00:13:35.254 --> 00:13:38.123
  • Sheila: I've heard believersconcerned and looking out
  • 00:13:38.157 --> 00:13:40.392
  • for the mark of the beast,but clearly if it's
  • 00:13:40.426 --> 00:13:43.295
  • in that time,then we're no longer here?
  • 00:13:43.329 --> 00:13:45.397
  • David: That's right.
  • 00:13:45.431 --> 00:13:46.332
  • No, we won't be here.
  • 00:13:46.365 --> 00:13:47.499
  • If it--the mark of the beastdoes not affect believers
  • 00:13:47.533 --> 00:13:50.135
  • because again, in my opinion,we won't be here.
  • 00:13:50.169 --> 00:13:54.874
  • Sheila: Scripture talks abouta one world government.
  • 00:13:54.907 --> 00:13:58.244
  • What can you tell us about that?
  • 00:13:58.277 --> 00:14:00.012
  • David: Well,globalism has been a big deal,
  • 00:14:00.045 --> 00:14:02.047
  • especially of late.
  • 00:14:02.081 --> 00:14:03.215
  • It seems likewe're swinging back
  • 00:14:03.249 --> 00:14:05.284
  • a little bit to nationalismprobably because of our current
  • 00:14:05.317 --> 00:14:07.486
  • leadership, but in the end,there will be an attempt
  • 00:14:07.519 --> 00:14:11.023
  • to unite the whole worldso that this ruler will have--
  • 00:14:11.056 --> 00:14:16.929
  • he'll have control of it all.
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  • I want to tell youwhat I know Sheila,
  • 00:14:19.565 --> 00:14:21.433
  • God is not a globalist,he's a nationalist.
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  • The Bible sayshe's made nations.
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  • According to the book of Acts,the nations were created
  • 00:14:27.239 --> 00:14:30.776
  • so that we would trust God,
  • 00:14:30.809 --> 00:14:33.012
  • so that we wouldn't getcaught up in the--
  • 00:14:33.045 --> 00:14:35.414
  • and the globalism issuegoes all the way back
  • 00:14:35.447 --> 00:14:37.950
  • to the Tower of Babel,when they had a language
  • 00:14:37.983 --> 00:14:40.886
  • that was all the same.
  • 00:14:40.920 --> 00:14:42.054
  • And because they defied God,the language was confused,
  • 00:14:42.087 --> 00:14:45.491
  • and ever since they've beentrying to put
  • 00:14:45.524 --> 00:14:47.660
  • this back together.
  • 00:14:47.693 --> 00:14:48.761
  • And ultimately, in the endwhen the church is gone,
  • 00:14:48.794 --> 00:14:51.730
  • the world will be kind of underone leader.
  • 00:14:51.764 --> 00:14:55.000
  • And that will be globalism,but it's certainly not anything
  • 00:14:55.034 --> 00:14:58.470
  • we want to promote in this dayand age.
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  • Sheila: No.
  • 00:15:00.673 --> 00:15:01.540
  • What about the battleof Armageddon?
  • 00:15:01.573 --> 00:15:04.677
  • Where in the line of things,where does that take place?
  • 00:15:04.710 --> 00:15:07.513
  • David: It's clear at the endof the tribulation,
  • 00:15:07.546 --> 00:15:09.515
  • it's kind of the final scenein the tribulation.
  • 00:15:09.548 --> 00:15:12.251
  • The forces of eviland the forces of good will
  • 00:15:12.284 --> 00:15:15.721
  • have one final encounter,and the Lord Jesus Christ
  • 00:15:15.754 --> 00:15:19.191
  • will be victorious.
  • 00:15:19.224 --> 00:15:20.693
  • And you know, all of the detailsof how the nations
  • 00:15:20.726 --> 00:15:23.963
  • come together,and first of all they come
  • 00:15:23.996 --> 00:15:26.398
  • after Israel,and then all of a sudden
  • 00:15:26.432 --> 00:15:28.400
  • the Lord Jesus comes back,and then all of them turn
  • 00:15:28.434 --> 00:15:31.036
  • and come after the Lord.
  • 00:15:31.070 --> 00:15:32.538
  • And the Bible says he defeatsthem with the word of his mouth.
  • 00:15:32.571 --> 00:15:37.943
  • You know, he goes--I tell people
  • 00:15:37.977 --> 00:15:39.778
  • he goes and it's over.
  • 00:15:39.812 --> 00:15:41.580
  • And because of his power.
  • 00:15:41.613 --> 00:15:43.582
  • And the Bible says we come backwith him as believers.
  • 00:15:43.615 --> 00:15:46.151
  • And some people say,"Well, we're dressed in white.
  • 00:15:46.185 --> 00:15:48.253
  • Those are not robes of warfare."
  • 00:15:48.287 --> 00:15:49.521
  • That's true 'causewe don't do anything.
  • 00:15:49.555 --> 00:15:52.157
  • We're just spectators.
  • 00:15:52.191 --> 00:15:53.425
  • We come backwith the Lord Jesus,
  • 00:15:53.459 --> 00:15:55.194
  • we watch his victory over allof the forces against him,
  • 00:15:55.227 --> 00:15:58.263
  • and I think we cheer.
  • 00:15:58.297 --> 00:16:00.499
  • Sheila: I'll be cheering.
  • 00:16:00.532 --> 00:16:01.533
  • David: But we don'tdo anything.
  • 00:16:01.567 --> 00:16:02.668
  • He doesn't need us, you know?
  • 00:16:02.701 --> 00:16:04.670
  • Sheila: The millennium.
  • 00:16:04.703 --> 00:16:06.071
  • We've talked a lot when weturned to the new millennium,
  • 00:16:06.105 --> 00:16:08.874
  • that was a big deal,but what is the period
  • 00:16:08.907 --> 00:16:10.709
  • of the millenniumin biblical prophecy?
  • 00:16:10.743 --> 00:16:12.778
  • David: Well, actually,the word "mille" means 1.000.
  • 00:16:12.811 --> 00:16:15.547
  • So, the millennium is1.000 years.
  • 00:16:15.581 --> 00:16:17.816
  • And in the book of Revelation,that is actually mentioned
  • 00:16:17.850 --> 00:16:21.086
  • four or five timesin one chapter.
  • 00:16:21.120 --> 00:16:23.255
  • The millennium isa 1.000-year reign of peace,
  • 00:16:23.288 --> 00:16:26.992
  • and the Lord Jesus Christwill be king.
  • 00:16:27.026 --> 00:16:29.828
  • Surprising to a lot of folks,David will be
  • 00:16:29.862 --> 00:16:33.198
  • his vice president,so to speak, and will sit
  • 00:16:33.232 --> 00:16:35.701
  • on the throne with him,and they will rule the world in
  • 00:16:35.734 --> 00:16:38.237
  • righteousness and in godliness.
  • 00:16:38.270 --> 00:16:40.906
  • And there will still be sinin the millennium,
  • 00:16:40.939 --> 00:16:43.509
  • but it will be short-lived,it will be dealt with
  • 00:16:43.542 --> 00:16:45.611
  • immediately.
  • 00:16:45.644 --> 00:16:46.645
  • And when you readabout the millennium,
  • 00:16:46.678 --> 00:16:49.281
  • and how lifetimewill be extended,
  • 00:16:49.314 --> 00:16:51.884
  • and the lion will lay downwith the lamb,
  • 00:16:51.917 --> 00:16:54.686
  • and all of the hostilitiesthat have been a part
  • 00:16:54.720 --> 00:16:56.889
  • of our world will be--they'll be gone.
  • 00:16:56.922 --> 00:17:00.592
  • The millennium isan incredible state.
  • 00:17:00.626 --> 00:17:02.294
  • And you know what?
  • 00:17:02.327 --> 00:17:03.662
  • Dwight Pentecost,one of my teachers,
  • 00:17:03.695 --> 00:17:05.330
  • told me there is moreinformation in the Bible on the
  • 00:17:05.364 --> 00:17:08.167
  • millennium than any other periodin all of Scripture.
  • 00:17:08.200 --> 00:17:12.137
  • And it's all--it's all tucked away
  • 00:17:12.171 --> 00:17:14.239
  • in the Old Testament prophets,where you wouldn't necessarily
  • 00:17:14.273 --> 00:17:16.875
  • go for it.
  • 00:17:16.909 --> 00:17:18.110
  • But then you start to thinkabout it, every time you turn
  • 00:17:18.143 --> 00:17:20.045
  • around, there's somethingin the Bible
  • 00:17:20.079 --> 00:17:22.081
  • about that period of time.
  • 00:17:22.114 --> 00:17:23.816
  • Sheila: The Second Comingof Christ,
  • 00:17:23.849 --> 00:17:25.584
  • you said that sometimespeople get confused
  • 00:17:25.617 --> 00:17:27.219
  • about the Rapture and theSecond Coming being the same.
  • 00:17:27.252 --> 00:17:29.688
  • Tell us what this--what we knowabout the Second Coming
  • 00:17:29.721 --> 00:17:31.723
  • of Christ.
  • 00:17:31.757 --> 00:17:32.925
  • David: Well, it's the climaxof the battle of Armageddon,
  • 00:17:32.958 --> 00:17:36.061
  • when the Lord Jesus comes backfrom heaven.
  • 00:17:36.095 --> 00:17:39.498
  • The Bible presents himas riding upon a white horse,
  • 00:17:39.531 --> 00:17:42.434
  • leading the holy angelsand the saints,
  • 00:17:42.468 --> 00:17:45.704
  • and they comeand they do war
  • 00:17:45.737 --> 00:17:48.774
  • against the evil that has beenaccumulated on this earth.
  • 00:17:48.807 --> 00:17:53.912
  • Sheila: So, this leadsto the battle of Armageddon.
  • 00:17:53.946 --> 00:17:55.814
  • David: It is the endof the battle of Armageddon.
  • 00:17:55.848 --> 00:17:57.749
  • All of this leads upto the return of Christ.
  • 00:17:57.783 --> 00:18:00.252
  • And when he comes back, he putsan end to it pretty quickly.
  • 00:18:00.285 --> 00:18:03.055
  • Here comes the Lord Jesusfrom heaven, and people think
  • 00:18:03.088 --> 00:18:05.824
  • they can fight against him.
  • 00:18:05.858 --> 00:18:07.793
  • And it's totally one-sided.
  • 00:18:07.826 --> 00:18:12.331
  • Sheila: Okay,a new heaven
  • 00:18:12.364 --> 00:18:13.866
  • and a new earth.
  • 00:18:13.899 --> 00:18:15.134
  • A lot of people want to know,"Okay, if I live in Fargo now,
  • 00:18:15.167 --> 00:18:17.636
  • will I be living in Fargoin the new heaven
  • 00:18:17.669 --> 00:18:19.705
  • and the new earth?"
  • 00:18:19.738 --> 00:18:21.140
  • David: Well, the Bible tells usthat the earth as we know it now
  • 00:18:21.173 --> 00:18:23.642
  • is going to be cleansed.
  • 00:18:23.675 --> 00:18:25.177
  • In the New Testament,we're told it's going
  • 00:18:25.210 --> 00:18:26.778
  • to burn up.
  • 00:18:26.812 --> 00:18:27.946
  • The earth as we know itis not going to be destroyed,
  • 00:18:27.980 --> 00:18:30.649
  • but it is going to be purgedand cleansed.
  • 00:18:30.682 --> 00:18:33.218
  • Sheila: Some of the things,as you've said,
  • 00:18:33.252 --> 00:18:34.920
  • we're not certain about.
  • 00:18:34.953 --> 00:18:37.289
  • But one thing is very specificand that's this number, 144.000.
  • 00:18:37.322 --> 00:18:42.694
  • David: Mm-hmm.
  • 00:18:42.728 --> 00:18:43.729
  • Sheila: Tell us aboutthat number.
  • 00:18:43.762 --> 00:18:45.230
  • David: Well,that represents--
  • 00:18:45.264 --> 00:18:46.899
  • there's 12 tribes of Israel,so what is 12 times 12?
  • 00:18:46.932 --> 00:18:50.836
  • Sheila: A hundred forty-four.
  • 00:18:50.869 --> 00:18:51.904
  • David: There you go.
  • 00:18:51.937 --> 00:18:52.871
  • And so, these will beJewish evangelists.
  • 00:18:52.905 --> 00:18:56.675
  • I often tell people, you know,I have so many friends
  • 00:18:56.708 --> 00:18:59.478
  • who are Jewish people,and I love these people
  • 00:18:59.511 --> 00:19:01.446
  • and their aggressivenessand how they go after whatever
  • 00:19:01.480 --> 00:19:04.950
  • they think they should go after.
  • 00:19:04.983 --> 00:19:07.319
  • Can you imagine turning 144.000Jewish evangelists loose
  • 00:19:07.352 --> 00:19:11.690
  • on this earth?
  • 00:19:11.723 --> 00:19:12.891
  • And the Bible tells us thatit will be the greatest revival
  • 00:19:12.925 --> 00:19:17.563
  • ever in history.
  • 00:19:17.596 --> 00:19:19.131
  • People will come to Christright and left.
  • 00:19:19.164 --> 00:19:21.166
  • And then added to that,of course, the two witnesses.
  • 00:19:21.200 --> 00:19:24.836
  • Sheila: Who arethe two witnesses?
  • 00:19:24.870 --> 00:19:26.205
  • David: Well--Sheila: What do we know?
  • 00:19:26.238 --> 00:19:27.673
  • David: I believe it'sMoses and Elijah.
  • 00:19:27.706 --> 00:19:29.608
  • Moses was the great formerof the law, Elijah was
  • 00:19:29.641 --> 00:19:35.514
  • the great reformer of the law.
  • 00:19:35.547 --> 00:19:37.983
  • They representthe Old Testament,
  • 00:19:38.016 --> 00:19:40.385
  • and I believe that they will bethe two witnesses on this earth,
  • 00:19:40.419 --> 00:19:44.856
  • two most beloved personagesby the Jewish people.
  • 00:19:44.890 --> 00:19:48.961
  • And then, of course,some very miraculous things
  • 00:19:48.994 --> 00:19:50.929
  • are going to happento these guys that will
  • 00:19:50.963 --> 00:19:52.898
  • literally grab hold of thehearts of people on this earth.
  • 00:19:52.931 --> 00:19:58.103
  • Sheila: Can you see thingsalready happening around us
  • 00:19:58.136 --> 00:20:00.772
  • that are indications of the timewe're living in?
  • 00:20:00.806 --> 00:20:04.476
  • David: The greatest signof the fact
  • 00:20:04.509 --> 00:20:07.079
  • that we're movinginto this period of history
  • 00:20:07.112 --> 00:20:09.248
  • is the return of Israelbecause none of the prophecies
  • 00:20:09.281 --> 00:20:12.584
  • of the book of Revelation,or very few of them,
  • 00:20:12.618 --> 00:20:14.853
  • could happen if Israel's notin the land.
  • 00:20:14.886 --> 00:20:17.456
  • One of the thingsthat's interesting about
  • 00:20:17.489 --> 00:20:19.224
  • prophecy is while people sayit's not relevant,
  • 00:20:19.258 --> 00:20:22.527
  • almost every majorprophetic passage in the Bible,
  • 00:20:22.561 --> 00:20:26.365
  • if you stay within the context,like within two or three verses,
  • 00:20:26.398 --> 00:20:29.034
  • you will find a practicalapplication from that.
  • 00:20:29.067 --> 00:20:33.872
  • And let me just give youa couple of examples.
  • 00:20:33.905 --> 00:20:35.974
  • You know,one of the great passages
  • 00:20:36.008 --> 00:20:37.576
  • pastors like to preach onis in Hebrews about going
  • 00:20:37.609 --> 00:20:39.911
  • to church, where it says,"And forsake not the assembling
  • 00:20:39.945 --> 00:20:42.814
  • of yourselves together,as the manner of some is."
  • 00:20:42.848 --> 00:20:45.851
  • But then it says,"As the day is approaching,
  • 00:20:45.884 --> 00:20:50.555
  • become more committedto your church."
  • 00:20:50.589 --> 00:20:53.225
  • So, here's this passageof Scripture that talks about
  • 00:20:53.258 --> 00:20:57.195
  • the coming of the Lord.
  • 00:20:57.229 --> 00:20:58.463
  • And in the midst of it, it saysone of the things that you need
  • 00:20:58.497 --> 00:21:00.632
  • to be aware of when you becomeaware of the coming of the Lord
  • 00:21:00.666 --> 00:21:03.302
  • is the church is more importantthan you thought.
  • 00:21:03.335 --> 00:21:06.405
  • Here's another illustration,this is a great passage.
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  • This is oneof my favorite passages,
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  • John 14:1 to 6.
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  • Jesus is communicating to hisdisciples that he's about to go
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  • back to heaven,and they don't know
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  • what this is all about.
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  • And Jesus said,"Let not your hearts be
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  • troubled; you believe in God,believe also in me.
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  • In my Father's houseare many mansions;
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  • if it were not so,I would've told you.
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  • I go to prepare a place for you.
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  • And if I go to prepare a placefor you, I will come again
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  • and bring you to heaven with meso that where I am,
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  • there you might be also."
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  • So, what did Jesus say?
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  • He said, "I know you're worriedabout where I'm going,
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  • but don't be troubled."
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  • If you know what you know,you don't have to be troubled.
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  • You can live in this world andstudy prophecy, and wherever
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  • you go in the prophetic passage,you will find what God wants you
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  • to know about that.
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  • For instance,in the 1 John passage,
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  • it says, "Therefore,what manner of men should we be
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  • because of this?"
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  • Sheila: Wow.
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  • I imagine so many peoplewho think, "Oh gosh,
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  • what I would give to sit downwith Dr. Jeremiah."
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  • So, just let's imaginewe allowed that to happen.
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  • If somebody was sitting downwith you right now,
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  • in light of everythingthat we've discussed,
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  • what would you say to them?
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  • David: Well,I'd ask them questions.
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  • I would ask them,"If the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • should come tonight,if the trumpet should sound
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  • and the Lord should comeand catch up all those
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  • who put their trust in him,would you be in that group?"
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  • Because if you're not,this is a great time to do that,
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  • to get ready, to receive himas your Lord and Savior.
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  • The Bible says that Almighty Godloved this world so much that
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  • he sent his own Sonto this earth,
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  • who went to the cross and paid
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  • the penalty for our sin,the penalty we deserve.
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  • The Bible says the wages of sinis death.
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  • Somebody had to die,and Almighty God
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  • sent his Son here.
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  • He was God living in a body.
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  • And as the Son of God,he went to the cross.
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  • And because his life wasinfinite, his death is infinite,
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  • and his death was equal to thedeath of everyone who would ever
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  • be on this earth who would puttheir trust in him.
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  • And what that means is one day,in my life, I came to God
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  • in prayer, and I said,"God, I know
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  • if you were--if Jesus were to come today,
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  • I wouldn't be ready.
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  • I want to receive Jesus Christas my Savior and accept
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  • what he did on the crossso that I can become a part
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  • of your forever family."
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  • I became a Christian that dayand everything
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  • in my life changed.
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  • And I've watched andwitnessed that happening
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  • to thousands of people.
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  • I get letters from all over theworld from people who say,
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  • "I now believe in Jesus Christ,and I'm ready
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  • if Jesus comes today."
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  • So, more than anything else,I'm praying that this series
  • 00:23:49.935 --> 00:23:54.206
  • will open the eyes of peopleto the reality
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  • of who Jesus is,that he has a wonderful plan
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  • for our livesthat includes eternity
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  • with the Father.
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  • I've been so impressed recentlyof the many verses in the Bible
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  • where Jesus says thathe wants us to be with him.
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  • Over and over, and I never sawthat before, Almighty God
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  • wants us to be with him.
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  • I read somebody said,"If God had a refrigerator,
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  • your picture would be on it."
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  • You know, and I believe thatwith all my heart,
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  • God loves us and God is for us.
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  • And he wants more thananything else, Sheila,
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  • for us to be with him forever.
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  • And he's laid out the planso that we--
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  • nobody needs to be left out.
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  • No matter what we've doneor how far we may feel like
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  • we are away from God,Almighty God loves us so much
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  • that he's made the way for usso that we can go to heaven
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  • and spend eternity with him.
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  • I hope that's the messagethat comes through.
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  • Sheila: Dr. Jeremiah,everywhere I travel around
  • 00:24:51.863 --> 00:24:53.798
  • the country,I hear people tell me
  • 00:24:53.832 --> 00:24:56.167
  • how much your life,the work that you have
  • 00:24:56.201 --> 00:25:00.005
  • poured yourself into,has touched and
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  • changed the lives.
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  • So, I just want to beone voice to say thank you.
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  • David: You're welcome,Sheila.
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  • It's--I am more convincedthan ever before
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  • of the great joy that is mine.
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  • I couldn't ask for anythingthat's more of a privilege than
  • 00:25:14.052 --> 00:25:17.489
  • I have to be a voice for Godin this world, and I hope
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  • I get to do it for a long time.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Where I am,there you may be also.
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  • The Bible says you don't haveto be filled with anxiety.
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  • Let your heart be calm.
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  • It's all under control.
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  • Almighty God'sstill on the throne,
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  • he's got his plan all laid out,and he's coming back.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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