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The Two Witnesses Testify

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May 27, 2020
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Dr. Jeremiah teaches about the two prophets in the Tribulation.

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  • of these institutions, the signsof our history are preserved
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  • through collectionsof artistic, cultural,
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  • and scientific importance.
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  • Exhibits chronicle the people,places, and events
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  • that have shaped our world.
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  • There's coming a seriesof events so apocalyptic,
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  • it will put a periodbehind the world as we know it,
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  • and not one museum will be leftstanding to memorialize
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  • its destruction.
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  • But what if we could visitsuch a place: a museum
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  • containing the signs of what isto come, exhibits and remnants
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  • of the end times?
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  • What could we learn?
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  • How would it change the 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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  • Dr. Jeremiah: On today'sprogram we encounter two
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  • mysterious and powerful men ofGod who will be evangelists for
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  • the gospel during the end times.
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  • Their incredible exploits, eventheir death and resurrection,
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  • will be seenby every soul on earth.
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  • Stay tuned for today's editionof "Turning Point."
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  • The next stop on tourof prophecy discloses how
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  • "The Two Witnesses Testify."
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  • male announcer:From Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
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  • this is "Turning Point"with Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • ♪ Bless the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul, O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Worship his holy name ♪
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  • ♪ Sing like never before ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ I'll worship your holy name ♪
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  • ♪ You're rich in love ♪
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  • ♪ and you're slow to anger ♪
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  • ♪ Your name is great ♪
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  • ♪ and your heart is kind ♪
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  • ♪ For all your goodness ♪
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  • ♪ I will keep on singing ♪
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  • ♪ Ten thousand reasons ♪
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  • ♪ for my heart to find ♪
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  • ♪ Bless the Lord, O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Worship his holy name ♪
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  • ♪ Sing like never before ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ I'll worship your holy name ♪
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  • ♪ Bless the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul, O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ Worship his holy name ♪
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  • ♪ Sing like never before ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ I'll worship your holy name ♪
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  • male:"Sing like never before."
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  • ♪ Sing like never before ♪
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  • ♪ O my soul ♪
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  • ♪ I'll worship your holy name ♪
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  • ♪ I'll worship your holy name ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, I will worship ♪
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  • ♪ your holy name ♪♪
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • announcer: Coming upon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: This is the dayand age as we prepare for this
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  • time that's coming in the futurewhen we, as God's people, ought
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  • to be on fire with the gospelof Jesus Christ.
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  • Now, here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message,
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  • "The Two Witnesses Testify."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: When the twowitnesses ascend on this earth
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  • during the Tribulation period,we are about ready to see the
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  • worst of the worst that's goingto happen on this earth.
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  • Of course, you know before thishappens, the Rapture will take
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  • place and all Christians will betaken out of the world at once,
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  • leaving only unbelievers to copewith the impending Tribulation.
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  • And you know, sometimesI think about how badly
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  • the world treats God.
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  • Finally, when he gets his peopleout of the world, you would
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  • think that God would just say,"I am done with everybody.
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  • Let's just get this thingover with and judge
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  • all these people."
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  • But the interesting thingabout it is, men and women, that
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  • when the Tribulation begins,Almighty God is not done
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  • with the people of the earth.
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  • He dispatches 144.000 Jewishwitnesses to evangelize
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  • the world and then he sendsthese two incredibly powerful
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  • witnesses to evangelizethe world.
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  • You know, sometimes when I havetalked prophecy in the past,
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  • people have said, "You know, theBible teaches that before Jesus
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  • comes back in the Rapture,we're gonna have a great revival
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  • on the earth," and they'reall waiting for this revival.
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  • Well, the problemis that's not in the Bible.
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  • The Bible doesn't say there'sgonna be a great revival before
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  • Jesus comes back in the Rapture.
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  • The Bible saysexactly the opposite.
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  • Before Jesus comes backin the Rapture, the Bible says
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  • there's going to be a greatfalling away from the faith.
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  • But after the Rapture happens,in the Tribulation, I think the
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  • greatest evangelistic crusadethat's ever happened on planet
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  • Earth is gonna happenon this Earth.
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  • The Bible says,
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  • "And I will give powerto my two witnesses, and
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  • they will prophesy 1260 days,clothed in sackcloth."
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  • Now, let me just explain, thetwo witnesses are not symbols
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  • of the law and the prophets,they don't represent the Old
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  • and the New Testament.
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  • The two witnessesare actual people.
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  • They will speakand they will perform miracles.
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  • And the whole worldwill know about them.
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  • They will be the news itemevery night during
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  • that period of time.
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  • Most people tell us they don'tknow who these two witnesses
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  • are and I don't know for surebut I have a pretty good idea
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  • so I'm gonna share with youwho I think they are.
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  • I believe that the two witnessesare the return of Moses
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  • and Elijah to the Earth.
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  • Now stop and again, watch this.
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  • There's gonna be a great revivalon this Earth led by
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  • 144.000 Jewish witnessesand the star preachers
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  • are gonna be Moses and Elijahcoming back to this Earth.
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  • Are you getting the picture?
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  • I believe this is true becausethe two witnesses match much
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  • of that which took place duringthe life of Moses and Elijah
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  • when they were on the Earth.
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  • For instance, Malachi, theprophet, predicted that Elijah
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  • would come before Jesus cameback to prepare the way.
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  • Here in Malachi chapter 4 weread these words: "Behold, I
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  • will send you Elijah the prophetbefore the coming of the great
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  • and dreadful day of the Lord.
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  • And he will turn the hearts ofthe fathers to the children, and
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  • the hearts of the children totheir fathers, lest I come and
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  • strike the earth with a curse."
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  • The Bible says that before Jesuscomes back the second time,
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  • Elijah is going to return.
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  • And certainly,this would qualify.
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  • He'll come back duringthe Tribulation to be one of the
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  • witnesses and Jesus's return isat the end of the Tribulation,
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  • his Second Advent.
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  • Also, Elijah never really died,did he?
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  • Elijah was taken up into heaven,just as the two witnesses
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  • will be taken up into heaven.
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  • Did you know that?
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  • And the two witnesses will havethe same power to withhold rain,
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  • just as Elijah didin the Old Testament.
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  • Remember, he said, "It shall notrain except by my word for three
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  • and a half years," and that'swhat the two witnesses do.
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  • And Elijah called down firefrom heaven.
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  • Did you know that he is the onlyprophet in the Old Testament
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  • to call down fire from heaven?
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  • And now here, inthe Tribulation, they're calling
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  • down fire from heaven.
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  • And the Bible says that this isgoing to happen and it's going
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  • to take place in three yearsand six months and that was the
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  • duration of the drought duringElijah's days on the Earth.
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  • So I believethe first witness is Elijah,
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  • the Old Testament prophet.
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  • And the second witness,I believe, is Moses.
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  • Now, we have some good reasonto believe that.
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  • Moses and Elijah already haveappeared together once since
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  • they supposedly left the Earth.
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  • If you study the storyof the transfiguration, remember
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  • how Moses and Elijah were havinga discussion with Jesus about
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  • his death that was coming?
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  • So they've already been togetheron the Mount of Transfiguration
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  • and so it would not bea surprise to see that
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  • they would come back again.
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  • And the Bible says that Godpreserved Moses's body
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  • so that he might be restored.
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  • The bodies of the witnesseswill be restored as well.
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  • Over and over againin the Bible, if you look,
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  • you will see the parallel.
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  • So just humor me tonight,will you?
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  • I believe the two witnessesare Moses and Elijah.
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  • And when I think about that,it gives me the chills.
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  • The greatest prophet who everlived, the greatest law-giver
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  • who ever lived, together intandem on this Earth preaching
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  • judgment against the fallenpeople of this world and
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  • accompanying them will bethe incredible witnesses out of
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  • Judaism who travel the Earthwith the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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  • Now, somebody said,"The Tribulation is all dark and
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  • gloomy and there's no light."
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  • I wanna tell you something,ladies and gentlemen, Moses
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  • and Elijah and 144.000 witnessesare a whole bunch of light.
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  • In the darkness of that day,Almighty God will dispatch
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  • his witnesses.
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  • And the Bible saysthat when these two witnesses
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  • are on the Earth they will makecertain prophecies.
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  • Listen again to the wordsof Revelation
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  • chapter 11 and verse 3:"I will give power to my two
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  • witnesses, and theywill prophesy 1260 days,
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  • clothed in sackcloth."
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  • The Bible says that these twowitnesses will be dressed as
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  • mourners and that for three anda half years they will preach
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  • judgment not gleefullybut sadly.
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  • They will preach with sorrowand tears.
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  • They will say to the people onthis Earth, "If you think what's
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  • happening to you now is bad,take note if you don't repent
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  • it's gonna get worse."
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  • The witnessesare wearing sackcloth.
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  • They will be standing in publicplaces and crying out
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  • to the people on the Earth,"Please receive your Messiah.
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  • Please accept your Savior.
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  • The judgment is coming.
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  • If you don't receive him,you're going to perish."
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  • And of course, the Bible tellsus that they had some power
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  • that was unique, that validatedtheir ministry.
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  • How would you know that thesetwo people weren't just two
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  • kooks standing on the cornerpreaching like sometimes
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  • you see people do even today?
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  • Well, their power is describedfor us in the 11th chapter.
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  • Listen carefully: "And I willgive power to my two witnesses,
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  • and they will prophesy," and theBible says they will prophesy
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  • for three and a half years.
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  • The Spirit of God will fillthese two men and they
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  • will be able to do things thatno one has ever seen before.
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  • Their preachingwill be powerful.
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  • They will stand up and saythings that if you and I said
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  • 'em in our pulpit we'd probablybe chased out of the city.
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  • Even in today's situation,as you know, there's a tendency
  • 00:14:30.842 --> 00:14:33.811
  • in many of our churches not everto say anything that even comes
  • 00:14:33.845 --> 00:14:37.148
  • close to a negative word.
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  • These men won't be positive,motivational preachers.
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  • These men are gonna tell itlike it is.
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  • They're gonna say to the peopleof the Earth, "If you don't
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  • repent, you will facethe judgment of God."
  • 00:14:50.161 --> 00:14:54.399
  • You know, nobody--
  • 00:14:54.432 --> 00:14:55.767
  • I say this as a preacher.
  • 00:14:55.800 --> 00:14:57.468
  • Nobody likes to preach judgmentand nobody likes to preach
  • 00:14:57.502 --> 00:15:00.672
  • on hell and nobody likes to tellpeople that if they don't repent
  • 00:15:00.705 --> 00:15:04.008
  • they're gonna spend eternityin the lake of fire.
  • 00:15:04.042 --> 00:15:08.613
  • But let's just posethis question for a moment.
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  • Suppose it is true.
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  • Suppose it is true what theBible says, that if we reject
  • 00:15:16.487 --> 00:15:19.490
  • Jesus Christ thereis no other way.
  • 00:15:19.524 --> 00:15:23.962
  • That Jesus is the way,the truth, and the life and
  • 00:15:23.995 --> 00:15:26.230
  • that no one comes to the Fatherexcept through him.
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  • Just for a moment,suppose that is true.
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  • I know it's true.
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  • You can suppose it's true.
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  • What kind of person would a manbe who knew that to be true
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  • and never told anybody about it?
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  • I dare say that in some ofthe churches of our nation and
  • 00:15:45.917 --> 00:15:48.186
  • around the world, there's gonnabe a great day of accounting
  • 00:15:48.219 --> 00:15:51.389
  • for pastors who nevertold their people the truth
  • 00:15:51.422 --> 00:15:56.594
  • about the coming judgment.
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  • Listen to me.
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  • For every one wordthat Jesus Christ
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  • spoke about heaven, he spokenthree words about hell.
  • 00:16:02.433 --> 00:16:07.138
  • He never avoided it.
  • 00:16:07.171 --> 00:16:08.573
  • He never triedto sneak in under it.
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  • He never said,"I don't believe it exists."
  • 00:16:11.009 --> 00:16:14.846
  • He spoke more about thatthan he spoke about heaven.
  • 00:16:14.879 --> 00:16:18.649
  • As many of you know,I am a cancer survivor.
  • 00:16:18.683 --> 00:16:22.687
  • Suppose when I found out thatI had cancer I went to see my
  • 00:16:22.720 --> 00:16:25.023
  • physician who's a very decoratedlymphoma doctor.
  • 00:16:25.056 --> 00:16:30.695
  • And, as he did, he begins totell me about my sickness, where
  • 00:16:30.728 --> 00:16:34.032
  • my disease is, what's gonnahappen to me, what the prognosis
  • 00:16:34.065 --> 00:16:37.201
  • is, et cetera, et cetera.
  • 00:16:37.235 --> 00:16:39.570
  • And when he gets all doneand I'm so discouraged.
  • 00:16:39.604 --> 00:16:43.107
  • And suppose my doctorhas in his possession the cure
  • 00:16:43.141 --> 00:16:47.512
  • to my cancer.
  • 00:16:47.545 --> 00:16:51.149
  • And he lets me walk out andnever tells me anything at all
  • 00:16:51.182 --> 00:16:54.352
  • about the cure; he just tells meabout the disease.
  • 00:16:54.385 --> 00:16:59.257
  • And suppose, an even worsescenario, that when I come to
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:03.661
  • see him, he doesn't even tell meI'm sick.
  • 00:17:03.694 --> 00:17:07.065
  • Suppose he says, "Well,you're just having a bad day,
  • 00:17:07.098 --> 00:17:09.233
  • Dr. Jeremiah,or you're just having
  • 00:17:09.267 --> 00:17:11.836
  • normal headaches or those painsyou feel are normal.
  • 00:17:11.869 --> 00:17:15.173
  • Don't worry about them,you're fine."
  • 00:17:15.206 --> 00:17:17.442
  • Suppose he looks at my x-ray andsees how sick I really am but
  • 00:17:17.475 --> 00:17:21.079
  • decides because he doesn't wantto hurt my feelings,
  • 00:17:21.112 --> 00:17:22.880
  • he won't tell me.
  • 00:17:22.914 --> 00:17:25.383
  • Suppose he lets me walk out withthis life-threatening disease
  • 00:17:25.416 --> 00:17:30.955
  • and never even tells methat I have it.
  • 00:17:30.988 --> 00:17:35.827
  • You say, "Such a person shouldnever be allowed to practice
  • 00:17:35.860 --> 00:17:39.931
  • medicine again."
  • 00:17:39.964 --> 00:17:42.500
  • And yet how easy it is for us tosay that it's wrong for a pastor
  • 00:17:42.533 --> 00:17:47.572
  • to stand and, from the bookof God, say to the people who
  • 00:17:47.605 --> 00:17:51.509
  • listen to him, "This is thesickness God says you have.
  • 00:17:51.542 --> 00:17:56.514
  • You have a disease called sinand that sickness
  • 00:17:56.547 --> 00:18:00.251
  • will take you to hell if youdon't get it cured.
  • 00:18:00.284 --> 00:18:05.223
  • But here's the good news.
  • 00:18:05.256 --> 00:18:07.058
  • I have the cure.
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  • It's called the shed bloodof the Lord Jesus Christ," amen?
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  • I know we've strayed a bitfrom the Tribulation
  • 00:18:16.601 --> 00:18:19.237
  • but listen to me.
  • 00:18:19.270 --> 00:18:20.571
  • That's exactly what the twowitnesses are gonna do.
  • 00:18:20.605 --> 00:18:23.007
  • They're gonna tell the worldabout their sickness
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:26.477
  • and they're gonna tell the worldabout the one who has come.
  • 00:18:26.511 --> 00:18:29.947
  • Now, the Bible says that thesemen are gonna have
  • 00:18:29.981 --> 00:18:32.350
  • incredible power.
  • 00:18:32.383 --> 00:18:34.252
  • They're gonna be ableto make plagues happen.
  • 00:18:34.285 --> 00:18:36.521
  • And throughout their characteron this Earth, they will be the
  • 00:18:36.554 --> 00:18:39.991
  • champions of righteousness andjudgment against a wicked Earth.
  • 00:18:40.024 --> 00:18:44.762
  • Somebody asked me yesterday,"How can God do these things
  • 00:18:44.795 --> 00:18:49.300
  • that he does at the end of timein judging the wicked?"
  • 00:18:49.333 --> 00:18:54.005
  • And my question is,"How can he not do them?
  • 00:18:54.038 --> 00:18:57.875
  • How can he be a good Godif he stands by and watches evil
  • 00:18:57.909 --> 00:19:02.079
  • go unpunished?
  • 00:19:02.113 --> 00:19:03.981
  • How can he be a God who is a Godwe can worship if he just looks
  • 00:19:04.015 --> 00:19:09.453
  • past all the wickednessthat happens in his world?"
  • 00:19:09.487 --> 00:19:13.624
  • Today, we are living in theparentheses of his patience,
  • 00:19:13.658 --> 00:19:18.162
  • but one day the patience of Godwill be finished and the cup
  • 00:19:18.196 --> 00:19:21.632
  • of iniquity will be fulland Jesus Christ, the judge
  • 00:19:21.666 --> 00:19:25.603
  • of all the Earth, will come.
  • 00:19:25.636 --> 00:19:27.505
  • And through all of thesescenarios in the book
  • 00:19:27.538 --> 00:19:30.308
  • of Revelation there will bejudgment upon the Earth.
  • 00:19:30.341 --> 00:19:34.245
  • Now, the Bible tells us thatafter a certain period of time,
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  • these witnesses are persecutedand then they are killed, and
  • 00:19:37.815 --> 00:19:42.920
  • they are placed in the streetfor three and a half days.
  • 00:19:42.954 --> 00:19:46.257
  • And just when they're about toremove their carcasses and bury
  • 00:19:46.290 --> 00:19:48.960
  • them, they are resurrected bythe power of the Spirit of God
  • 00:19:48.993 --> 00:19:53.731
  • and they are taken to heaven.
  • 00:19:53.764 --> 00:19:56.767
  • And I would like to have beenthe preacher on the street
  • 00:19:56.801 --> 00:19:59.837
  • corner after that happenedto give the invitation.
  • 00:19:59.870 --> 00:20:02.873
  • Wouldn't you?
  • 00:20:02.907 --> 00:20:04.208
  • Here are these two men who'vegone to heaven, miraculously
  • 00:20:04.242 --> 00:20:07.044
  • resurrected, and nowI get to stand up and say,
  • 00:20:07.078 --> 00:20:09.714
  • "See, I told you," you know?
  • 00:20:09.747 --> 00:20:12.216
  • "This is what's gonna happen.
  • 00:20:12.250 --> 00:20:13.551
  • Let me tell you now how you cango to heaven and you can know
  • 00:20:13.584 --> 00:20:16.420
  • Jesus Christ as your Savior."
  • 00:20:16.454 --> 00:20:19.790
  • The Bible says that when thoseevents take place on this Earth
  • 00:20:19.824 --> 00:20:22.893
  • every eye is going to seethis happen.
  • 00:20:22.927 --> 00:20:26.230
  • Every eye.
  • 00:20:26.264 --> 00:20:27.798
  • Everyone will witness theresurrection and ascension of
  • 00:20:27.832 --> 00:20:31.202
  • the two witnesses so it won't bejust a local event in Israel.
  • 00:20:31.235 --> 00:20:34.739
  • It will be a worldwidephenomenal thing that happens.
  • 00:20:34.772 --> 00:20:38.676
  • The Bible says that when thesetwo witnesses are killed,
  • 00:20:38.709 --> 00:20:43.547
  • the people who are on the Earthat the time will be
  • 00:20:43.581 --> 00:20:46.117
  • so happy they will have a party.
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:50.288
  • They will have a celebrationthat is as much like Christmas
  • 00:20:50.321 --> 00:20:53.591
  • as anything you can imagine.
  • 00:20:53.624 --> 00:20:55.059
  • Listen to this: "And those whodwell on the earth will rejoice
  • 00:20:55.092 --> 00:20:58.829
  • over them," Revelation 11:10,"and make merry," now watch
  • 00:20:58.863 --> 00:21:03.367
  • this, "and send gifts to oneanother, because the two
  • 00:21:03.401 --> 00:21:07.772
  • prophets tormented thosewho dwell on the earth."
  • 00:21:07.805 --> 00:21:10.374
  • In other words, when these twowitnesses are killed and left
  • 00:21:10.408 --> 00:21:12.710
  • out in the street, the wholeplace breaks out into a party
  • 00:21:12.743 --> 00:21:15.780
  • and I can't get over it, justlike Christmas, they give each
  • 00:21:15.813 --> 00:21:19.317
  • others gifts to celebratethe death of the two witnesses.
  • 00:21:19.350 --> 00:21:23.621
  • That's how awful this is becausethey don't wanna hear the truth.
  • 00:21:23.654 --> 00:21:28.359
  • And then, of course, whenthey're resurrected, and they go
  • 00:21:28.392 --> 00:21:31.896
  • back to heaven, the wholescenario on the earth changes
  • 00:21:31.929 --> 00:21:36.600
  • and the two witnessesare used of God to continue
  • 00:21:36.634 --> 00:21:41.205
  • the incredible revivalthat takes place on this Earth.
  • 00:21:41.238 --> 00:21:47.278
  • This is just one of the storiesyou will find in the book
  • 00:21:47.311 --> 00:21:50.781
  • of Revelation and one of thechapters in this book about two
  • 00:21:50.815 --> 00:21:55.152
  • men who were called by God tobring the message of the gospel
  • 00:21:55.186 --> 00:22:01.392
  • in one of the darkest daysthe world has ever known.
  • 00:22:01.425 --> 00:22:05.930
  • You know, if you go through thebook of Revelation, there are
  • 00:22:05.963 --> 00:22:08.499
  • some dark places but in everydark place there's a parentheses
  • 00:22:08.532 --> 00:22:12.670
  • of God's mercy.
  • 00:22:12.703 --> 00:22:14.238
  • He never leaveshis people without a witness.
  • 00:22:14.271 --> 00:22:17.775
  • I don't believe Godis leaving this generation
  • 00:22:17.808 --> 00:22:20.378
  • without a witness.
  • 00:22:20.411 --> 00:22:21.746
  • There are many men of God whoare preaching the Word of God
  • 00:22:21.779 --> 00:22:24.749
  • and using television and radioand other means to do it.
  • 00:22:24.782 --> 00:22:28.719
  • And God is continuing to reachout to his people, pleading them
  • 00:22:28.753 --> 00:22:32.323
  • to come and to repentand to receive the cure
  • 00:22:32.356 --> 00:22:36.927
  • for their sin sickness.
  • 00:22:36.961 --> 00:22:39.830
  • When I think of these twowitnesses, I think of what it
  • 00:22:39.864 --> 00:22:43.367
  • means to me as a preacher: theircourage, their unashamedness,
  • 00:22:43.401 --> 00:22:51.175
  • their persistence, their power.
  • 00:22:51.208 --> 00:22:55.212
  • And I pray that God will help meto be a witness like that,
  • 00:22:55.246 --> 00:22:59.850
  • that he will help you to bea witness like that.
  • 00:22:59.884 --> 00:23:01.919
  • A witness is simply somebody whotells another person what they
  • 00:23:01.952 --> 00:23:04.388
  • see and what they knowwhat is true.
  • 00:23:04.422 --> 00:23:07.858
  • This is the day and age aswe prepare for this time that's
  • 00:23:07.892 --> 00:23:11.662
  • coming in the future when we,as God's people, ought to be
  • 00:23:11.695 --> 00:23:15.132
  • on fire with the gospelof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:23:15.166 --> 00:23:21.872
  • We are to be learning howto present the gospel, we ought
  • 00:23:21.906 --> 00:23:25.409
  • to be finding every creative waywe can.
  • 00:23:25.443 --> 00:23:28.813
  • The Lord Jesus is coming backand when he comes back, the
  • 00:23:28.846 --> 00:23:32.016
  • Bible says, those who have notreceived him will stand
  • 00:23:32.049 --> 00:23:36.487
  • before him at theGreat White Throne Judgment
  • 00:23:36.520 --> 00:23:39.023
  • and they will be judgedon the basis of one thing:
  • 00:23:39.056 --> 00:23:41.859
  • is their name writtenin the Lamb's book of life?
  • 00:23:41.892 --> 00:23:46.130
  • And if their name is not in theLamb's book of life, they will
  • 00:23:46.163 --> 00:23:48.732
  • not be allowed to enter heaven.
  • 00:23:48.766 --> 00:23:50.835
  • How does one get one's namein the Lamb's book of life?
  • 00:23:50.868 --> 00:23:54.104
  • By putting their trustin Jesus Christ for salvation.
  • 00:23:54.138 --> 00:23:59.243
  • Have you done that?
  • 00:23:59.276 --> 00:24:01.011
  • Have you put your trustin Jesus Christ
  • 00:24:01.045 --> 00:24:03.814
  • alone for salvation?
  • 00:24:03.848 --> 00:24:05.649
  • "Oh," you say, "Pastor Jeremiah,I'm a really good church person.
  • 00:24:05.683 --> 00:24:09.720
  • I'm gonna go--I want you toknow, I'm in church every time
  • 00:24:09.753 --> 00:24:12.890
  • the doors are open."
  • 00:24:12.923 --> 00:24:14.225
  • I have that testimony.
  • 00:24:14.258 --> 00:24:16.026
  • I often tell people that when Iwas young I had a drug problem.
  • 00:24:16.060 --> 00:24:19.230
  • I was drug to church every timethe doors were open,
  • 00:24:19.263 --> 00:24:21.665
  • you know what I'm saying?
  • 00:24:21.699 --> 00:24:23.133
  • Some of you are like that.
  • 00:24:23.167 --> 00:24:24.635
  • But listen to me.
  • 00:24:24.668 --> 00:24:26.136
  • Nobody will be in heaven becausethey go to church, nobody.
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:30.274
  • The only answer that is goingto make any difference when you
  • 00:24:30.307 --> 00:24:34.545
  • stand before the great judgeof the Earth is this answer:
  • 00:24:34.578 --> 00:24:38.949
  • "I have accepted Jesus Christas my sin atonement.
  • 00:24:38.983 --> 00:24:44.188
  • I have accepted his forgivenessfor my sin.
  • 00:24:44.221 --> 00:24:46.924
  • And I have placed all ofmy trust in him and him alone."
  • 00:24:46.957 --> 00:24:51.862
  • And if you say that, if you knowthat's to be true in your life,
  • 00:24:51.896 --> 00:24:55.165
  • then you will stand beforethe Lord and you will be
  • 00:24:55.199 --> 00:24:57.368
  • in heaven with him forever.
  • 00:24:57.401 --> 00:24:59.737
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Some peoplelike to shop around
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  • for a preacher whose messagethey like.
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  • But may I tell you something?
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  • It's the same messageof the Old Testament prophets,
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  • the New Testament apostles,and the two witnesses
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  • who will preach duringthe coming Tribulation.
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  • And that message is,"Turn to God today.
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  • Both will help you understandhow to turn your life toward God
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  • through faith in Christ.
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  • And we will send them bothto you free of charge
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  • if you will contact us today.
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point ."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: The Biblesays you're gonna go
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  • to heaven immediatelyand you'll be with the Lord.
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  • And the Bible says when he comesback to wage war in this final
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  • battle, we are gonna bewith him.
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  • The Bible says he comeswith his holy ones
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  • and his mighty angels, amen?
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join Dr. Jeremiah next timefor his message,
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  • "The Victor Who Returns,"here on "Turning Point."
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