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A Tour of Prophecy Interview with Dr. David Jeremiah

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April 1, 2020
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In an encore presentation; Shelia Walsh interviews Dr. Jeremiah about topics related to the End Times.

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A Tour of Prophecy Interview with Dr. David Jeremiah

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  • Within the wallsof these institutions,
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  • the signs of our historyare preserved
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  • through collectionsof artistic, cultural,
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  • and scientific importance.
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  • Exhibits chronicle the people,places, and events
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  • that have shaped our world.
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  • There's coming a seriesof events so apocalyptic,
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  • it will put a periodbehind the world as we know it,
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  • and not one museum will be leftstanding to memorialize
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  • its destruction.
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  • But what if we could visitsuch a place: a museum
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  • containing the signs of what isto come, exhibits and remnants
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  • of the end times?
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  • What could we learn?
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  • How would it change the waywe live today?
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  • Though in truth,a museum of this kind
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  • will never be built,through the lens of God's Word,
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  • our imagination can catcha glimpse of not what
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  • has happened, but will happen.
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  • Come with me on a tourof Bible prophecy and we
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  • will discover the signsGod has laid-out in Scripture,
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  • signs that assure us Godhas a plan for the future
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  • 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 wasgrowing up, we would have
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  • what they calledevangelistic campaigns,
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  • and sometimes they calledthem revivals,
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  • but they would bring peoplein 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
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  • do 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 subjectand break it open in such a way
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  • that 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
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  • south 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 perspectiveof history to go back,
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  • look at the prophecies,and see where they were
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  • fulfilled in exactness,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 worldand 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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  • 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 tribulationis 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 thosewho 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 temptedto name a 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 saysthe Lord Jesus said
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  • no one knows the timeof our Lord's return except
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  • the 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 fromthe time you became a Christian
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  • and the time I becamea Christian,
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  • the coming of Christ is nearerthan 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 giveyou a 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,
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  • at the beginningof the tribulation,
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  • the antichrist,who's the incarnation of Satan,
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  • 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,
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  • 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,
  • 00:10:54.570 --> 00:10:57.406
  • I'm so grateful thatI'm not going to be here.
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  • It will be worse than anythingyou can imagine.
  • 00:11:00.109 --> 00:11:02.378
  • The stories of what happensduring that time
  • 00:11:02.411 --> 00:11:04.847
  • and the cruelty, the absolute--you see what happens
  • 00:11:04.880 --> 00:11:08.651
  • in some of the regimesthat are in our world today
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  • where there's no regardfor human life.
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  • They are like child's playto what happens during
  • 00:11:14.256 --> 00:11:17.727
  • that period of time.
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  • And it's sometimes referred toas the time of Jacob's trouble,
  • 00:11:19.095 --> 00:11:23.599
  • the time of Israel's trouble.
  • 00:11:23.632 --> 00:11:25.468
  • Sheila: Okay,what about the antichrist?
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  • What do we know aboutthe antichrist?
  • 00:11:28.037 --> 00:11:30.206
  • David: Well,one thing for sure is
  • 00:11:30.239 --> 00:11:31.507
  • we don't know who he is,even though a lot of Christians
  • 00:11:31.540 --> 00:11:34.143
  • play pin the tailon the antichrist, you know?
  • 00:11:34.176 --> 00:11:36.612
  • And they try to figure outwho he is.
  • 00:11:36.645 --> 00:11:38.414
  • We do not know.
  • 00:11:38.447 --> 00:11:39.749
  • Anybody that says they know,they can't know.
  • 00:11:39.782 --> 00:11:42.384
  • 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
  • 00:11:46.756 --> 00:11:49.458
  • of Adolf Hitler and--but all of the cruelty
  • 00:11:49.492 --> 00:11:52.561
  • that goes along with it.
  • 00:11:52.595 --> 00:11:53.829
  • He's the great deceiver.
  • 00:11:53.863 --> 00:11:55.331
  • He mimics everythingthat Jesus does.
  • 00:11:55.364 --> 00:11:57.800
  • Anti doesn't mean just against,but it means instead of.
  • 00:11:57.833 --> 00:12:01.137
  • So, he will present himselfinstead of Christ.
  • 00:12:01.170 --> 00:12:03.839
  • His whole regime is oneof counterfeiting everything
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  • that Christ does.
  • 00:12:08.644 --> 00:12:10.045
  • If you can go throughthe career of the antichrist,
  • 00:12:10.079 --> 00:12:12.481
  • he doesn't havean original thought.
  • 00:12:12.515 --> 00:12:15.551
  • All he does is try tocounterfeit what the Lord does.
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  • Sheila: Do you think it'spossible the antichrist is
  • 00:12:18.988 --> 00:12:21.157
  • on the earth at this moment?
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  • David: Certainly could be,because he's not revealed
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  • until he's in his adulthood.
  • 00:12:26.095 --> 00:12:28.497
  • And so, he--if it isn't truenow, there will be a time when
  • 00:12:28.531 --> 00:12:32.735
  • he's on this earth as a childgrowing up and no one
  • 00:12:32.768 --> 00:12:37.406
  • will know it untilhe is revealed.
  • 00:12:37.439 --> 00:12:40.976
  • Sheila: Okay, the markof the beast, what is that?
  • 00:12:41.010 --> 00:12:43.879
  • David: Well,in the book of Revelation,
  • 00:12:43.913 --> 00:12:46.248
  • we're told that duringthe tribulation period,
  • 00:12:46.282 --> 00:12:48.651
  • you have to take the markof the beast in order to be able
  • 00:12:48.684 --> 00:12:51.654
  • to survive.
  • 00:12:51.687 --> 00:12:52.822
  • This is the economic controlprogram of the antichrist.
  • 00:12:52.855 --> 00:12:56.725
  • In other words,the mark of the beast is 666,
  • 00:12:56.759 --> 00:12:59.995
  • and those who--if you won't bow down
  • 00:13:00.029 --> 00:13:03.465
  • to the beast,if you won't bow down to
  • 00:13:03.499 --> 00:13:05.167
  • the antichrist and give himyour worship and take the mark,
  • 00:13:05.201 --> 00:13:09.905
  • the Bible saysyou will not be able to buy
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  • or sell.
  • 00:13:11.841 --> 00:13:13.342
  • People who don't take the markwill literally be starved out
  • 00:13:13.375 --> 00:13:16.478
  • of existence.
  • 00:13:16.512 --> 00:13:17.479
  • They won't be ableto buy groceries,
  • 00:13:17.513 --> 00:13:18.981
  • they won't be ableto do business,
  • 00:13:19.014 --> 00:13:20.816
  • and the mark of the beastis the way the antichrist
  • 00:13:20.850 --> 00:13:26.088
  • identifies his followers.
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  • Sheila: I've heard believersconcerned and looking out
  • 00:13:29.024 --> 00:13:31.260
  • for the mark of the beast,but clearly if it's
  • 00:13:31.293 --> 00:13:34.163
  • in that time,then we're no longer here?
  • 00:13:34.196 --> 00:13:36.265
  • David: That's right.
  • 00:13:36.298 --> 00:13:37.266
  • No, we won't be here.
  • 00:13:37.299 --> 00:13:38.434
  • If it--the mark of the beastdoes not affect believers
  • 00:13:38.467 --> 00:13:41.003
  • because again, in my opinion,we won't be here.
  • 00:13:41.036 --> 00:13:45.741
  • Sheila: Scripture talks abouta one world government.
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  • What can you tell us about that?
  • 00:13:49.144 --> 00:13:50.880
  • David: Well,globalism has been a big deal,
  • 00:13:50.913 --> 00:13:52.915
  • especially of late.
  • 00:13:52.948 --> 00:13:54.083
  • It seems likewe're swinging back
  • 00:13:54.116 --> 00:13:56.151
  • a little bit to nationalismprobably because of our current
  • 00:13:56.185 --> 00:13:58.354
  • leadership, but in the end,there will be an attempt
  • 00:13:58.387 --> 00:14:01.891
  • to unite the whole worldso that this ruler will have--
  • 00:14:01.924 --> 00:14:07.796
  • he'll have control of it all.
  • 00:14:07.830 --> 00:14:09.999
  • I want to tell youwhat I know Sheila,
  • 00:14:10.432 --> 00:14:12.301
  • God is not a globalist,he's a nationalist.
  • 00:14:12.334 --> 00:14:15.771
  • The Bible sayshe's made nations.
  • 00:14:15.804 --> 00:14:18.073
  • According to the book of Acts,the nations were created
  • 00:14:18.107 --> 00:14:21.644
  • so that we would trust God,so that we wouldn't get
  • 00:14:21.677 --> 00:14:25.147
  • caught up in the--and the globalism issue
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:27.816
  • goes all the way backto the Tower of Babel,
  • 00:14:27.850 --> 00:14:30.319
  • when they had a languagethat was all the same.
  • 00:14:30.352 --> 00:14:32.821
  • And because they defied God,the language was confused,
  • 00:14:32.855 --> 00:14:36.358
  • and ever since they've beentrying to put
  • 00:14:36.392 --> 00:14:38.527
  • this back together.
  • 00:14:38.560 --> 00:14:39.628
  • And ultimately, in the endwhen the church is gone,
  • 00:14:39.662 --> 00:14:42.598
  • the world will be kind of underone leader.
  • 00:14:42.631 --> 00:14:45.868
  • And that will be globalism,but it's certainly not anything
  • 00:14:45.901 --> 00:14:49.338
  • we want to promote in this dayand age.
  • 00:14:49.371 --> 00:14:51.507
  • Sheila: No.
  • 00:14:51.540 --> 00:14:52.508
  • What about the battleof Armageddon?
  • 00:14:52.541 --> 00:14:55.544
  • Where in the line of things,where does that take place?
  • 00:14:55.577 --> 00:14:58.380
  • David: It's clear at the endof the tribulation,
  • 00:14:58.414 --> 00:15:00.382
  • it's kind of the final scenein the tribulation.
  • 00:15:00.416 --> 00:15:03.118
  • The forces of eviland the forces of good will
  • 00:15:03.152 --> 00:15:06.588
  • have one final encounter,and the Lord Jesus Christ
  • 00:15:06.622 --> 00:15:10.059
  • will be victorious.
  • 00:15:10.092 --> 00:15:11.560
  • And you know, all of the detailsof how the nations
  • 00:15:11.593 --> 00:15:14.830
  • come together,and first of all they come
  • 00:15:14.863 --> 00:15:17.266
  • after Israel,and then all of a sudden
  • 00:15:17.299 --> 00:15:19.268
  • the Lord Jesus comes back,and then all of them turn
  • 00:15:19.301 --> 00:15:21.904
  • and come after the Lord.
  • 00:15:21.937 --> 00:15:23.405
  • And the Bible says he defeatsthem with the word of his mouth.
  • 00:15:23.439 --> 00:15:28.811
  • You know, he goes--I tell people
  • 00:15:28.844 --> 00:15:30.646
  • he goes and it's over.
  • 00:15:30.679 --> 00:15:32.448
  • And because of his power.
  • 00:15:32.481 --> 00:15:34.450
  • And the Bible says we come backwith him as believers.
  • 00:15:34.483 --> 00:15:37.019
  • And some people say,"Well, we're dressed in white.
  • 00:15:37.052 --> 00:15:39.121
  • Those are not robes of warfare."
  • 00:15:39.154 --> 00:15:40.389
  • That's true 'causewe don't do anything.
  • 00:15:40.422 --> 00:15:43.025
  • We're just spectators.
  • 00:15:43.058 --> 00:15:44.293
  • We come backwith the Lord Jesus,
  • 00:15:44.326 --> 00:15:46.061
  • we watch his victory over allof the forces against him,
  • 00:15:46.095 --> 00:15:49.131
  • and I think we cheer.
  • 00:15:49.164 --> 00:15:51.367
  • Sheila: I'll be cheering.
  • 00:15:51.400 --> 00:15:52.401
  • David: But we don'tdo anything.
  • 00:15:52.434 --> 00:15:53.535
  • He doesn't need us, you know?
  • 00:15:53.569 --> 00:15:55.537
  • Sheila: The millennium.
  • 00:15:55.571 --> 00:15:56.939
  • We've talked a lot when weturned to the new millennium,
  • 00:15:56.972 --> 00:15:59.742
  • that was a big deal,but what is the period
  • 00:15:59.775 --> 00:16:01.577
  • of the millenniumin biblical prophecy?
  • 00:16:01.610 --> 00:16:03.645
  • David: Well, actually,the word "mille" means 1.000.
  • 00:16:03.679 --> 00:16:06.415
  • So, the millennium is1.000 years.
  • 00:16:06.448 --> 00:16:08.684
  • And in the book of Revelation,that is actually mentioned
  • 00:16:08.717 --> 00:16:11.954
  • four or five timesin one chapter.
  • 00:16:11.987 --> 00:16:14.123
  • The millennium isa 1.000-year reign of peace,
  • 00:16:14.156 --> 00:16:17.860
  • and the Lord Jesus Christwill be king.
  • 00:16:17.893 --> 00:16:20.696
  • Surprising to a lot of folks,David will be
  • 00:16:20.729 --> 00:16:24.066
  • his vice president,so to speak, and will sit
  • 00:16:24.099 --> 00:16:26.568
  • on the throne with him,and they will rule the world in
  • 00:16:26.602 --> 00:16:29.104
  • righteousness and in godliness.
  • 00:16:29.138 --> 00:16:31.774
  • And there will still be sinin the millennium,
  • 00:16:31.807 --> 00:16:34.376
  • but it will be short-lived,it will be dealt with
  • 00:16:34.410 --> 00:16:36.478
  • immediately.
  • 00:16:36.512 --> 00:16:37.513
  • And when you readabout the millennium,
  • 00:16:37.546 --> 00:16:40.149
  • and how lifetimewill be extended,
  • 00:16:40.182 --> 00:16:42.751
  • and the lion will lay downwith the lamb,
  • 00:16:42.785 --> 00:16:45.554
  • and all of the hostilitiesthat have been a part
  • 00:16:45.587 --> 00:16:47.756
  • of our world will be--they'll be gone.
  • 00:16:47.790 --> 00:16:51.460
  • The millennium isan incredible state.
  • 00:16:51.493 --> 00:16:53.162
  • And you know what?
  • 00:16:53.195 --> 00:16:54.530
  • Dwight Pentecost,one of my teachers,
  • 00:16:54.563 --> 00:16:56.198
  • told me there is moreinformation in the Bible on the
  • 00:16:56.231 --> 00:16:59.034
  • millennium than any other periodin all of Scripture.
  • 00:16:59.068 --> 00:17:03.005
  • And it's all--it's all tucked away
  • 00:17:03.038 --> 00:17:05.107
  • in the Old Testament prophets,where you wouldn't necessarily
  • 00:17:05.140 --> 00:17:07.743
  • go for it.
  • 00:17:07.776 --> 00:17:08.977
  • But then you start to thinkabout it, every time you turn
  • 00:17:09.011 --> 00:17:10.913
  • around, there's somethingin the Bible
  • 00:17:10.946 --> 00:17:12.948
  • about that period of time.
  • 00:17:12.981 --> 00:17:14.683
  • Sheila: The Second Comingof Christ,
  • 00:17:14.716 --> 00:17:16.452
  • you said that sometimespeople get confused
  • 00:17:16.485 --> 00:17:18.087
  • about the Rapture and theSecond Coming being the same.
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:20.556
  • Tell us what this--what we knowabout the Second Coming
  • 00:17:20.589 --> 00:17:22.591
  • of Christ.
  • 00:17:22.624 --> 00:17:23.792
  • David: Well, it's the climaxof the battle of Armageddon,
  • 00:17:23.826 --> 00:17:26.929
  • when the Lord Jesus comes backfrom heaven.
  • 00:17:26.962 --> 00:17:30.365
  • The Bible presents himas riding upon a white horse,
  • 00:17:30.399 --> 00:17:33.302
  • leading the holy angelsand the saints,
  • 00:17:33.335 --> 00:17:36.572
  • and they comeand they do war
  • 00:17:36.605 --> 00:17:39.641
  • against the evil that has beenaccumulated on this earth.
  • 00:17:39.675 --> 00:17:44.780
  • Sheila: So, this leadsto the battle of Armageddon.
  • 00:17:44.813 --> 00:17:46.682
  • David: It is the endof the battle of Armageddon.
  • 00:17:46.715 --> 00:17:48.617
  • All of this leads upto the return of Christ.
  • 00:17:48.650 --> 00:17:51.120
  • And when he comes back, he putsan end to it pretty quickly.
  • 00:17:51.153 --> 00:17:53.922
  • Here comes the Lord Jesusfrom heaven, and people think
  • 00:17:53.956 --> 00:17:56.692
  • they can fight against him.
  • 00:17:56.725 --> 00:17:58.660
  • And it's totally one-sided.
  • 00:17:58.694 --> 00:18:03.198
  • Sheila: Okay,a new heaven
  • 00:18:03.232 --> 00:18:04.733
  • and a new earth.
  • 00:18:04.766 --> 00:18:06.001
  • A lot of people want to know,"Okay, if I live in Fargo now,
  • 00:18:06.034 --> 00:18:08.504
  • will I be living in Fargoin the new heaven
  • 00:18:08.537 --> 00:18:10.572
  • and the new earth?"
  • 00:18:10.606 --> 00:18:12.641
  • David: Well, the Bible tells usthat the earth as we know it
  • 00:18:12.674 --> 00:18:14.510
  • now is going to be cleansed.
  • 00:18:14.543 --> 00:18:16.044
  • In the New Testament,we're told it's going
  • 00:18:16.078 --> 00:18:17.646
  • to burn up.
  • 00:18:17.679 --> 00:18:18.814
  • The earth as we know itis not going to be destroyed,
  • 00:18:18.847 --> 00:18:21.517
  • but it is going to be purgedand cleansed.
  • 00:18:21.550 --> 00:18:24.086
  • Sheila: Some of the things,as you've said,
  • 00:18:24.119 --> 00:18:25.787
  • we're not certain about.
  • 00:18:25.821 --> 00:18:28.157
  • But one thing is very specificand that's this number, 144.000.
  • 00:18:28.190 --> 00:18:33.562
  • David: Mm-hmm.
  • 00:18:33.595 --> 00:18:34.596
  • Sheila: Tell us aboutthat number.
  • 00:18:34.630 --> 00:18:36.098
  • David: Well,that represents--
  • 00:18:36.131 --> 00:18:37.766
  • there's 12 tribes of Israel,so what is 12 times 12?
  • 00:18:37.799 --> 00:18:41.703
  • Sheila: A hundred forty-four.
  • 00:18:41.737 --> 00:18:42.771
  • David: There you go.
  • 00:18:42.804 --> 00:18:43.772
  • And so, these will beJewish evangelists.
  • 00:18:43.805 --> 00:18:47.543
  • I often tell people, you know,I have so many friends
  • 00:18:47.576 --> 00:18:50.345
  • who are Jewish people,and I love these people
  • 00:18:50.379 --> 00:18:52.314
  • and their aggressivenessand how they go after whatever
  • 00:18:52.347 --> 00:18:55.817
  • they think they should go after.
  • 00:18:55.851 --> 00:18:58.187
  • Can you imagine turning 144.000Jewish evangelists loose
  • 00:18:58.220 --> 00:19:02.558
  • on this earth?
  • 00:19:02.591 --> 00:19:03.759
  • And the Bible tells us thatit will be the greatest revival
  • 00:19:03.792 --> 00:19:08.430
  • ever in history.
  • 00:19:08.463 --> 00:19:09.998
  • People will come to Christright and left.
  • 00:19:10.032 --> 00:19:12.034
  • And then added to that,of course, the two witnesses.
  • 00:19:12.067 --> 00:19:15.704
  • Sheila: Who arethe two witnesses?
  • 00:19:15.737 --> 00:19:17.072
  • David: Well--Sheila: What do we know?
  • 00:19:17.105 --> 00:19:18.540
  • David: I believe it'sMoses and Elijah.
  • 00:19:18.574 --> 00:19:20.475
  • Moses was the great formerof the law, Elijah was
  • 00:19:20.509 --> 00:19:26.381
  • the great reformer of the law.
  • 00:19:26.415 --> 00:19:28.850
  • They representthe Old Testament,
  • 00:19:28.884 --> 00:19:31.253
  • and I believe that they will bethe two witnesses on this earth,
  • 00:19:31.286 --> 00:19:35.724
  • two most beloved personagesby the Jewish people.
  • 00:19:35.757 --> 00:19:39.828
  • And then, of course,some very miraculous things
  • 00:19:39.861 --> 00:19:41.797
  • are going to happento these guys that will
  • 00:19:41.830 --> 00:19:43.765
  • literally grab hold of thehearts of people on this earth.
  • 00:19:43.799 --> 00:19:48.971
  • Sheila: Can you see thingsalready happening around us
  • 00:19:49.004 --> 00:19:51.640
  • that are indications of the timewe're living in?
  • 00:19:51.673 --> 00:19:55.344
  • David: The greatest signof the fact
  • 00:19:55.377 --> 00:19:57.946
  • that we're movinginto this period of history
  • 00:19:57.980 --> 00:20:00.115
  • is the return of Israelbecause none of the prophecies
  • 00:20:00.148 --> 00:20:03.452
  • of the book of Revelation,or very few of them,
  • 00:20:03.485 --> 00:20:05.721
  • could happen if Israel's notin the land.
  • 00:20:05.754 --> 00:20:08.023
  • One of the thingsthat's interesting about
  • 00:20:08.056 --> 00:20:09.791
  • prophecy is while people sayit's not relevant,
  • 00:20:09.825 --> 00:20:13.095
  • almost every majorprophetic passage in the Bible,
  • 00:20:13.128 --> 00:20:16.932
  • if you stay within the context,like within two or three verses,
  • 00:20:16.965 --> 00:20:19.601
  • you will find a practicalapplication from that.
  • 00:20:19.635 --> 00:20:24.439
  • And let me just give youa couple of examples.
  • 00:20:24.473 --> 00:20:26.541
  • You know,one of the great passages
  • 00:20:26.575 --> 00:20:28.143
  • pastors like to preach onis in Hebrews about going
  • 00:20:28.176 --> 00:20:30.479
  • to church, where it says,"And forsake not the assembling
  • 00:20:30.512 --> 00:20:33.382
  • of yourselves together,as the manner of some is."
  • 00:20:33.415 --> 00:20:36.418
  • But then it says,"As the day is approaching,
  • 00:20:36.451 --> 00:20:41.123
  • become more committedto your church."
  • 00:20:41.156 --> 00:20:43.792
  • So, here's this passageof Scripture that talks about
  • 00:20:43.825 --> 00:20:47.763
  • the coming of the Lord.
  • 00:20:47.796 --> 00:20:49.031
  • And in the midst of it, it saysone of the things that you need
  • 00:20:49.064 --> 00:20:51.199
  • to be aware of when you becomeaware of the coming of the Lord
  • 00:20:51.233 --> 00:20:53.869
  • is the church is more importantthan you thought.
  • 00:20:53.902 --> 00:20:56.972
  • Here's another illustration,this is a great passage.
  • 00:20:57.005 --> 00:20:59.474
  • This is oneof my favorite passages,
  • 00:20:59.508 --> 00:21:01.109
  • John 14:1 to 6.
  • 00:21:01.143 --> 00:21:03.111
  • Jesus is communicating to hisdisciples that he's about to go
  • 00:21:03.145 --> 00:21:05.614
  • back to heaven,and they don't know
  • 00:21:05.647 --> 00:21:07.883
  • what this is all about.
  • 00:21:07.916 --> 00:21:08.917
  • And Jesus said,"Let not your hearts be
  • 00:21:08.950 --> 00:21:10.886
  • troubled; you believe in God,believe also in me.
  • 00:21:10.919 --> 00:21:14.589
  • In my Father's houseare many mansions;
  • 00:21:14.623 --> 00:21:16.591
  • if it were not so,I would've told you.
  • 00:21:16.625 --> 00:21:18.927
  • 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, it says,
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  • "Therefore, what manner of menshould we be 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 paidthe penalty for our sin,
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  • 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,
  • 00:23:32.594 --> 00:23:35.597
  • "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
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  • 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.
  • 00:24:06.728 --> 00:24:08.363
  • I read somebody said,"If God had a refrigerator,
  • 00:24:08.396 --> 00:24:10.932
  • 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,
  • 00:24:17.806 --> 00:24:20.075
  • 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
  • 00:24:25.914 --> 00:24:28.884
  • 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
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  • the country,I hear people tell me
  • 00:24:43.999 --> 00:24:46.334
  • how much your life,the work that you have
  • 00:24:46.368 --> 00:24:50.171
  • poured yourself into,has touched and
  • 00:24:50.205 --> 00:24:52.173
  • 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.
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:04.185
  • I couldn't ask for anythingthat's more of a privilege than
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  • 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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  • David: Let me ask you,
  • 00:26:50.091 --> 00:26:51.393
  • what could anybody dothat would total
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  • the amount of sin that weaccumulate in one life,
  • 00:26:54.229 --> 00:26:58.266
  • for which we have beenfully forgiven?
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  • Do you get it?
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  • We forgive othersout of the forgiveness
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  • which we ourselveshave received.
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  • Out of that reservoirof God's forgiving us,
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  • we reach down and we findthe forgiveness we need
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  • to forgive another person.
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  • announcer: Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "Everything You Needfor Forgiveness,"
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