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July 29, 2019
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Ravi Zacharias

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The Glory of God for This We Were Made Part 1

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  • - TALKING ABOUT
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  • THE GLORY OF GOD IS VERY HARD
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  • IN A SOCIETY AS DARK AS THIS.
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  • TWO DAYS AGO I WAS IN WASHINGTON
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  • SPEAKING FOR MY GOOD FRIEND
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  • KIRK CAMERON IN REVIVE US 2.
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  • THERE WERE OTHER FINE SPEAKERS
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  • THERE LIKE BEN CARSON
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  • AND JONI EARECKSON TADA
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  • AND A FEW OTHERS
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  • BUT THE ONE SENTENCE
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  • THAT REALLY ALMOST MADE IT
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  • IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO SPEAK
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  • WAS GIVEN BY A WONDERFUL LADY
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  • CALLED JENNIFER ROTHSCHILD.
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  • SHE WAS SITTING TO MY RIGHT,
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  • HER HUSBAND HAD USHERED HER
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  • IN I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY
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  • I CAN'T GUESS HER YEARS,
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  • MAYBE 40S I GUESS,
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  • I DON'T KNOW I HOPE
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  • I'M NOT WRONG,
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  • BUT SHE BECAME BLIND
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  • FROM WHEN SHE WAS 15,
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  • COMPLETELY BLIND
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  • AND SHE GAVE ONE LINE
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  • THAT MADE ME NEARLY LOSE IT.
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  • I COULDN'T IMAGINE
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  • WHAT IT MEANT
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  • FOR HER TO SAY THAT.
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  • SHE SAID WHEN YOU WAKE UP
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  • EVERY DAY IN THE DARK
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  • AND WHEN SHE SAID THAT,
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  • THAT'S ALL I NEEDED
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  • TO HEAR TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THE PLIGHT OF A PERSON
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  • WHO OPENS THEIR EYES
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  • BUT NOT ONLY DON'T SEE ANYTHING
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  • ALL THEY SEE IS DARKNESS.
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  • A GRIM, UNYIELDING DARKNESS
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  • AND HOW SHE LIVED
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  • LIKE THAT JUST IMAGINE OH,
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  • I'VE HAD A FEW EYE ISSUES
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  • OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS
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  • WITH THE DRY EYE SYNDROME
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  • AND SO ON AND SOMETIMES
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  • I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
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  • AND I DON'T KNOW
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  • WHETHER I'M GOING TO HAVE
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  • THAT SHOOTING PAIN ALL DAY
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  • OR WHETHER IT'LL STAY
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  • AND IF I DO HAVE IT,
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  • IT'LL STAYS FOR ABOUT 3 P.M.
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  • OR 4 P.M.
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  • IN THE AFTERNOON
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  • AND THAT EYE JUST KEEPS WATERING
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  • ALL THE TIME AND IT'S VERY,
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  • VERY DISCOMFORTING,
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  • BUT THAT SLIGHT DISCOMFORT
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  • MAKES SUCH A MARK IN YOUR LIFE
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  • TO MAKE YOU WORRY
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  • ABOUT JUST THE NEXT MORNING.
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  • IMAGINE KNOWING THAT NO MATTER
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  • HOW LONG YOU LIVE IN THIS EARTH
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE DARKNESS
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  • AND NOTHING MORE.
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  • THAT WAS A MOVING, MOVING,
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  • MOVING, MOMENT BUT THEN SHE WENT
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  • ON TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
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  • SHE SAID BUT I CONSOLE MYSELF
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  • WITH THE FACT
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  • THAT THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY,
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  • I'M IN THIS WORLD
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  • FOR A SHORT JOURNEY,
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  • IN ETERNITY I WILL SEE
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  • AS BRIGHTLY
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  • AS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF THE BRIGHT,
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  • VERY BRIGHT
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  • AND LUMINOUS SON OF GOD.
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  • IT'S A SHORT JOURNEY
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  • BUT IN THIS SHORT JOURNEY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
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  • A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
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  • HOW WE PUT THE BRIGHT LIGHT
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  • OF THE GLORY OF GOD
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  • FOR WHICH WE WERE MADE.
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  • YOU SEE IF YOU TALK ABOUT
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  • THE GLORY OF GOD,
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  • IT IS NOT JUST
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  • THAT YOU'RE TALKING
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  • ABOUT SOMETHING TRANSCENDENT
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  • AND DISTANT AND ESSENTIAL
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  • AND DEFINING
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  • BUT IN UNDERSTANDING
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  • THAT ESSENTIAL NATURE
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  • OF THAT LUMINOSITY OF GOD
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  • AND THE WEIGHTEDNESS OF GOD
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  • MEANING THERE'S NOTHING
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  • HOLLOW ABOUT GOD,
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  • THERE'S SOMETHING SUBSTANTIVE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE GET
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  • FROM THE HEBREW 'KAVOD',
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  • 'KAVOD' LITERALLY MEANS WAIT
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  • AND THAT'S WHY C.S. LEWIS
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  • TAKES OFF ON PUNNING
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  • IN THE TITLE:
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  • THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
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  • HE TAKES THE HEBREW WORD
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  • 'KAVOD'
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  • AND SO WHEN THE GLORY DEPARTED
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  • IT WAS 'EKAVOD' OR WHAT
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  • WE WOULD SAY IN THE ANGLICIZED
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  • PRONUNCIATION EKABOD
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  • THAT THE SUBSTANCE
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  • HAS GONE FROM THE PEOPLE,
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  • BUT THAT LUMINOSITY
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  • IS WHAT WE OFTEN THINK ABOUT
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  • AND THAT COMES
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  • FROM THE GREEK 'DOXA',
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  • THE BRIGHTNESS,
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  • THE BRILLIANCE
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  • AND WHEN YOU TAKE
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  • A PRECIOUS JEWEL,
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  • OFTEN TIMES THE JEWELER
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  • WOULD NOT JUST PUT IT DOWN
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  • ON A GLASS
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  • PANE AND SHOW IT TO YOU,
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  • HE WOULD TAKE OUT A BOX
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  • WITH A BLACK VELVET BACKGROUND
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  • OR A DARK BLUE BACKGROUND
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  • AND PUT THAT DIAMOND
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  • ON TOP OF THAT BACKGROUND
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  • AND THEN SHINE THE LIGHT ON IT
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  • SO THE RADIANCE COMING
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  • FROM OUTSIDE AND THE BACKGROUND
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  • THAT IS DARK FROM BEHIND
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  • THE LUMINOSITY AND EVERY FACET
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  • OF THIS DIAMOND
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  • SHINES BRILLIANTLY.
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  • AND SO I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
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  • A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
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  • THIS LUMINOSITY OF GOD,
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
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  • WHY DOES ISAIAH COVER HIS EYES?
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  • WHY DOES GOD SAY TO MOSES
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  • YOU CANNOT SEE MY FACE
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  • AND STILL LIVE
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  • AND TELL HIM TO GET BEHIND
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  • THE ROCK AND YOU WILL SEE
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  • THE AFTER EFFECTS OF MY PRESENCE
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  • WHICH IS WHAT
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  • IT LITERALLY MEANS,
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  • NOT SO MUCH MY BACK
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  • BUT AS I HAVE PASSED THROUGH
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  • AND HAVE BEEN THERE,
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  • YOU WILL KNOW
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  • THAT I HAVE BEEN THERE.
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  • WHAT KIND OF A BACKGROUND
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  • ARE WE LIVING IN?
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  • MANY YEARS AGO NEIL POSTMAN
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  • WROTE A BOOK IN THE MID-1980'S
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  • AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH
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  • AND IN THAT BOOK
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  • HE BEGAN WITH THIS INTRODUCTION:
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  • "WHAT GEORGE ORWELL FEARED
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  • WERE THOSE WHO WOULD BAN BOOKS,
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  • WHAT ALDOUS HUXLEY FEARED
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  • WAS THAT THERE WOULD BE
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  • NO REASON TO BAN A BOOK
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  • BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE NO ONE
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  • WHO WANTED TO READ ONE.
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  • ORWELL FEARED THOSE
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  • WHO WOULD DEPRIVE US
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  • OF INFORMATION,
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  • HUXLEY FEARED THOSE
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  • WHO WOULD GIVE US SO MUCH
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  • THAT WE WOULD BE REDUCED
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  • TO PASSIVITY AND EGOISM.
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  • ORWELL FEARED THAT THE TRUTH
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  • WOULD BE CONCEALED FROM US,
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  • HUXLEY FEARED THAT THE TRUTH
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  • WOULD BE DROWNED
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  • IN A SEA OF IRRELEVANCE.
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  • ORWELL FEARED
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  • THAT WE WOULD BECOME
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  • A CAPTIVE CULTURE,
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  • HUXLEY FEARED WE WOULD BECOME
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  • A TRIVIAL CULTURE,
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  • PREOCCUPIED WITH SOME EQUIVALENT
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  • OF THE FEELIES, THE ORGY PORGY
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  • AND THE CENTRIFUGAL
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  • BUMBLE PUPPY.
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  • AS HUXLEY REMARKS
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  • IN BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED,
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  • THE CIVIL LIBERTARIANS
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  • AND RATIONALIST
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  • WHO ARE EVER ON THE ALERT
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  • TO OPPOSE TYRANNY
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  • FAIL TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
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  • MAN'S ALMOST INFINITE
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  • APPETITE FOR DISTRACTION.
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  • IN 1984 IT WAS SAID,
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  • PEOPLE ARE CONTROLLED
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  • BY INFLICTING PAIN.
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  • IN BRAVE NEW WORLD
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  • THEY ARE CONTROLLED
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  • BY INFLICTING PLEASURE.
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  • IN SHORT, ORWELL FEARED
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  • THAT WHAT WE HATE
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  • WILL DRIVEN US, HUXLEY FEARED
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  • THAT WHAT WE LOVE WILL RUIN US."
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  • AND POSTMAN GOES ON TO SAY
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  • IN HIS BOOK ABOUT
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  • THE POSSIBILITY THAT HUXLEY
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  • AND NOT ORWELL WAS RIGHT.
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  • THAT THE PLEASURE SYNDROME
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  • WOULD TAKE OVER
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  • AND CREATE A KIND OF A DARKNESS
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  • IN THE PURSUIT OF EXHILARATION
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  • AND ECSTASY WE WOULD ACTUALLY
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  • BECOME HOLLOW AND TRIVIAL
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  • AND EMPTY PEOPLE
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  • UNTIL THE MOST SACRED THINGS
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  • OF LIFE, SEXUALITY AND LIFE
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  • ITSELF HAD BEEN TRIVIALIZE
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  • AND SO THE ENTERTAINMENT
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  • IS A COMBINATION OF KILLING
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  • AND PERVERSION.
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  • THAT'S WHAT ENTERTAINS US NOW,
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  • THE SUBSTANCE OF THE REAL
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  • HAS GONE AND THE HOLLOWNESS
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  • OF THE TRIVIAL HAS BECOME REAL.
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE ARE BATTLING
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  • IN OUR TIME BUT THAT'S WHY
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  • THE YOUNGER ONES
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  • ARE STRUGGLING EVEN
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  • TO WANT TO LIVE
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  • BECAUSE BY THE TIME,
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  • THEY ARE 12 AND 13 AND 14
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  • THEY HAVE FELT AND TASTED
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  • AND SEEN THAT WHICH
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  • WAS ONLY RESERVED
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  • FOR MATURE YEARS.
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  • THEY HAVE NOW TASTED IT,
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  • SEEN IT AND EXPERIENCED IT
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  • AND THEY END UP SAYING
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  • I HAVE NOTHING LEFT
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  • TO LOOK FORWARD TO
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  • AND WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING LEFT
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  • TO LOOK FORWARD TO
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  • YOU WANT TO MAKE AN EXIT
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  • AND LIVE A HOLLOW EXISTENCE.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST THE YOUNG,
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  • SOME OF THE LONELIEST PEOPLE
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  • I'VE MET ARE THOSE
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  • WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED IT MOST
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  • OR HAVE BEEN ABLE
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  • TO AFFORD IT THE MOST.
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  • IT'S LIKE BEING SURROUNDED
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  • BY ALL THE WEALTH IN THE WORLD
  • 00:08:13.150 --> 00:08:15.030
  • AND SAYING I'M BORED.
  • 00:08:15.140 --> 00:08:18.140
  • THE GLORY OF GOD
  • 00:08:18.140 --> 00:08:19.120
  • HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:08:19.120 --> 00:08:22.010
  • IN THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL
  • 00:08:22.010 --> 00:08:24.040
  • WE HAVE A REMARKABLE STORY
  • 00:08:24.040 --> 00:08:26.130
  • AND I WOULD LIKE TO JUST READ
  • 00:08:26.130 --> 00:08:27.260
  • A FEW VERSES TO YOU.
  • 00:08:27.260 --> 00:08:29.150
  • EZEKIEL WAS A 30 YEAR OLD MAN
  • 00:08:29.150 --> 00:08:31.120
  • IN CAPTIVITY.
  • 00:08:31.120 --> 00:08:32.110
  • FOR HIM THE GLORY HAD GONE.
  • 00:08:32.110 --> 00:08:33.180
  • WHY HAD IT GONE?
  • 00:08:33.180 --> 00:08:34.200
  • BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT JERUSALEM
  • 00:08:34.200 --> 00:08:36.040
  • WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED.
  • 00:08:36.040 --> 00:08:37.030
  • JERUSALEM IS THAT SACRED CITY,
  • 00:08:37.030 --> 00:08:39.040
  • WHEN YOU TAKE EVEN THOSE
  • 00:08:39.040 --> 00:08:40.200
  • WHO ONCE LIVED IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:08:40.200 --> 00:08:42.180
  • AND WERE EVICTED FROM THERE
  • 00:08:42.180 --> 00:08:43.260
  • YOU COME BACK
  • 00:08:43.260 --> 00:08:44.220
  • WITH THEM TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:08:44.220 --> 00:08:45.210
  • AND THEY ARE WALKING DOWN
  • 00:08:45.210 --> 00:08:46.160
  • THAT COBBLE STONE
  • 00:08:46.160 --> 00:08:47.250
  • THEY WOULD LOOK AT YOU
  • 00:08:47.250 --> 00:08:49.010
  • AND TELL YOU
  • 00:08:49.010 --> 00:08:49.290
  • THERE IS NO EXPRESSION
  • 00:08:49.290 --> 00:08:51.290
  • THAT I CAN GIVE TO YOU
  • 00:08:51.290 --> 00:08:53.080
  • THAT FULLY EXPLAINS
  • 00:08:53.080 --> 00:08:54.290
  • WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME
  • 00:08:54.290 --> 00:08:56.070
  • TO WALK IN JERUSALEM AGAIN,
  • 00:08:56.070 --> 00:08:59.040
  • THAT CITY THAT WAS INTENDED
  • 00:08:59.040 --> 00:09:00.240
  • TO BE THE CITY OF PEACE
  • 00:09:00.240 --> 00:09:02.120
  • AND A PLACE
  • 00:09:02.120 --> 00:09:03.120
  • THAT WOULD SYMBOLIZED
  • 00:09:03.120 --> 00:09:04.070
  • THE ETERNAL CITY
  • 00:09:04.070 --> 00:09:05.200
  • THAT HAS NOW BECOME
  • 00:09:05.200 --> 00:09:06.220
  • A CITY OF WARFARE
  • 00:09:06.220 --> 00:09:07.120
  • AND CONSTANT CONTENTION.
  • 00:09:07.120 --> 00:09:09.210
  • SO JERUSALEM IS GONE,
  • 00:09:09.210 --> 00:09:12.050
  • HE IS NOW IN CAPTIVITY.
  • 00:09:12.050 --> 00:09:13.240
  • HE IS A 30 YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN,
  • 00:09:13.240 --> 00:09:15.160
  • GOD POURS INTO HIM PHYSICALLY
  • 00:09:15.160 --> 00:09:17.210
  • AND EMOTIONALLY WHAT HIS CALLING
  • 00:09:17.210 --> 00:09:20.010
  • WAS GOING TO BE LIKE,
  • 00:09:20.010 --> 00:09:21.130
  • IF YOU JUST READ
  • 00:09:21.130 --> 00:09:22.110
  • THE FIRST TEN CHAPTERS
  • 00:09:22.110 --> 00:09:23.150
  • YOU WILL SEE EXACTLY
  • 00:09:23.150 --> 00:09:24.220
  • WHAT THAT MEANS,
  • 00:09:24.220 --> 00:09:25.260
  • THE PHYSICAL PAIN,
  • 00:09:25.260 --> 00:09:27.030
  • THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE,
  • 00:09:27.030 --> 00:09:28.050
  • ALL OF THESE TRAGEDIES
  • 00:09:28.050 --> 00:09:29.230
  • THAT WERE TAKING PLACE
  • 00:09:29.230 --> 00:09:31.020
  • AND HAVING THE DREAMS
  • 00:09:31.020 --> 00:09:32.180
  • THAT THEY WOULD BE DRAGGED AWAY
  • 00:09:32.180 --> 00:09:34.110
  • AND TAKEN TO A PLACE
  • 00:09:34.110 --> 00:09:35.060
  • WHERE THEY DID NOT WANT TO GO.
  • 00:09:35.060 --> 00:09:37.070
  • BUT THEN HE COMES TO CHAPTER TEN
  • 00:09:37.070 --> 00:09:39.000
  • AND I WANTED YOU TO HEAR THIS,
  • 00:09:39.000 --> 00:09:40.280
  • IT'S VERY IMPORTANT
  • 00:09:40.280 --> 00:09:42.080
  • THAT YOU HEAR VERY CAREFULLY
  • 00:09:42.080 --> 00:09:43.090
  • WHAT IT IS HE'S SAYING.
  • 00:09:43.090 --> 00:09:44.190
  • "I LOOKED AND I SAW THE LIKENESS
  • 00:09:44.190 --> 00:09:46.100
  • OF A THRONE OF SAPPHIRE,
  • 00:09:46.100 --> 00:09:48.130
  • ABOVE THE EXPANSE THAT WAS OVER
  • 00:09:48.130 --> 00:09:50.080
  • THE HEADS OF THE CHERUBIM.
  • 00:09:50.080 --> 00:09:52.010
  • THE LORD SAID
  • 00:09:52.010 --> 00:09:52.220
  • TO THE MAN CLOTHED IN LINEN,
  • 00:09:52.220 --> 00:09:54.270
  • GO IN AMONG THE WHEELS
  • 00:09:54.270 --> 00:09:56.120
  • BENEATH THE CHERUBIM,
  • 00:09:56.120 --> 00:09:57.280
  • FILL YOUR HANDS
  • 00:09:57.280 --> 00:09:58.230
  • WITH BURNING COALS
  • 00:09:58.230 --> 00:09:59.240
  • FROM AMONG THE CHERUBIM
  • 00:09:59.240 --> 00:10:01.020
  • AND SCATTER THEM OVER THE CITY
  • 00:10:01.020 --> 00:10:03.180
  • AND AS I WATCHED HE WENT IN,
  • 00:10:03.180 --> 00:10:05.170
  • NOW THE CHERUBIM
  • 00:10:05.170 --> 00:10:06.090
  • WAS STANDING ON THE SOUTH SIDE
  • 00:10:06.090 --> 00:10:07.180
  • OF THE TEMPLE WHEN THE MAN
  • 00:10:07.180 --> 00:10:08.240
  • WENT IN AND A CLOUD FILLED
  • 00:10:08.240 --> 00:10:10.240
  • THE INNER COURT
  • 00:10:10.240 --> 00:10:11.230
  • AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:12.260
  • ROSE ABOVE THE CHERUBIM
  • 00:10:12.260 --> 00:10:14.220
  • AND MOVED TO THE THRESHOLD
  • 00:10:14.220 --> 00:10:16.150
  • OF THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:10:16.150 --> 00:10:17.120
  • THE CLOUD FILLED THE TEMPLE
  • 00:10:17.120 --> 00:10:19.120
  • AND THE COURT
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:19.230
  • WAS FULL OF THE RADIANCE
  • 00:10:19.230 --> 00:10:21.020
  • OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD,
  • 00:10:21.020 --> 00:10:23.070
  • THE SOUND OF THE WINGS
  • 00:10:23.070 --> 00:10:24.220
  • OF THE CHERUBIM
  • 00:10:24.220 --> 00:10:26.010
  • COULD BE HEARD AS FAR AWAY
  • 00:10:26.010 --> 00:10:27.170
  • AS THE OUTER COURT
  • 00:10:27.170 --> 00:10:28.210
  • LIKE THE VOICE OF ALMIGHTY GOD,
  • 00:10:29.080 --> 00:10:32.080
  • WHEN HE SPEAKS."
  • 00:10:32.080 --> 00:10:33.140
  • THAT'S THE LINE I WANT YOU
  • 00:10:33.140 --> 00:10:34.160
  • TO TAKE NOTE OF.
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:36.000
  • GOD IS MOVING AWAY
  • 00:10:36.000 --> 00:10:36.260
  • FROM HIS PEOPLE,
  • 00:10:36.260 --> 00:10:38.050
  • HE IS DEPARTING FROM THEM
  • 00:10:38.050 --> 00:10:39.160
  • ALMOST LIKE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:10:39.160 --> 00:10:41.040
  • JESUS SAID YOU KNOW,
  • 00:10:41.040 --> 00:10:42.200
  • HENCE FORTH YOU SHALL SEE
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:43.200
  • MY FACE NO MORE UNTIL YOU SHALL
  • 00:10:43.200 --> 00:10:45.150
  • LEARN TO SAY BLESSED IS HE
  • 00:10:45.150 --> 00:10:47.040
  • THAT COMETH IN THE NAME
  • 00:10:47.040 --> 00:10:48.080
  • OF THE LORD,
  • 00:10:48.080 --> 00:10:48.210
  • IT IS AMAZING TO ME
  • 00:10:48.210 --> 00:10:49.230
  • THAT EVEN WHEN DESPAIR COMES
  • 00:10:49.230 --> 00:10:51.140
  • GOD ALWAYS PUTS A COMMA THERE
  • 00:10:51.140 --> 00:10:53.280
  • TO SAY 'UNTIL'.
  • 00:10:53.280 --> 00:10:56.190
  • HE'S NEVER REALLY ABANDONING
  • 00:10:56.190 --> 00:10:57.230
  • HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:57.230 --> 00:10:59.030
  • I'M MOVING AWAY FROM YOU,
  • 00:10:59.030 --> 00:11:00.140
  • GOES TO THE THRESHOLD,
  • 00:11:00.140 --> 00:11:01.260
  • HE PAUSES, HE DOESN'T REALLY
  • 00:11:01.260 --> 00:11:04.040
  • WANT TO LEAVE
  • 00:11:04.040 --> 00:11:05.250
  • BUT THEY BETRAYED HIM AGAIN
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:07.290
  • AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
  • 00:11:07.290 --> 00:11:09.190
  • REPEATEDLY NOW
  • 00:11:09.190 --> 00:11:11.080
  • OVER A THOUSAND YEARS
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:12.090
  • OF REPEATED BETRAYAL.
  • 00:11:12.090 --> 00:11:13.230
  • ISAIAH TALKED ABOUT IT,
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:14.270
  • DANIEL TALKS ABOUT IT,
  • 00:11:14.270 --> 00:11:15.280
  • EZEKIEL TALKS ABOUT IT,
  • 00:11:15.280 --> 00:11:17.110
  • JEREMIAH TALKS ABOUT IT
  • 00:11:17.110 --> 00:11:19.030
  • AND NOW AS THIS DEPARTURE
  • 00:11:19.030 --> 00:11:20.180
  • IS TAKING PLACE,
  • 00:11:20.180 --> 00:11:21.290
  • HE PAUSES AND THEN HE DEPARTS
  • 00:11:21.290 --> 00:11:24.040
  • FROM THE EASTERN GATE
  • 00:11:24.040 --> 00:11:26.000
  • AND IF YOU ARE INTO PROPHECY
  • 00:11:26.000 --> 00:11:27.080
  • YOU WILL SEE HOW FASCINATING
  • 00:11:27.080 --> 00:11:28.160
  • THE REST OF IT IS.
  • 00:11:28.160 --> 00:11:30.050
  • BUT WHEN YOU MOVE TOWARDS
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:31.100
  • THE END OF THE BOOK
  • 00:11:31.100 --> 00:11:32.000
  • IN CHAPTER 43 IT SAYS THIS,
  • 00:11:32.000 --> 00:11:33.160
  • "THEN THE GRAND MAN BROUGHT ME
  • 00:11:33.160 --> 00:11:35.130
  • TO THE GREAT FACING THE EAST",
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:37.040
  • THIS WAS WHERE THEY HAD LAST
  • 00:11:37.040 --> 00:11:38.060
  • SEEN HIM BEGIN TO DEPART.
  • 00:11:38.060 --> 00:11:39.220
  • "AND I SAW THE GLORY OF THE GOD
  • 00:11:39.220 --> 00:11:42.170
  • OF ISRAEL COMING
  • 00:11:42.170 --> 00:11:43.230
  • FROM THE EAST HIS VOICE
  • 00:11:43.230 --> 00:11:45.020
  • WAS LIKE THE ROAR
  • 00:11:45.020 --> 00:11:46.110
  • OF RUSHING WATERS
  • 00:11:46.110 --> 00:11:47.290
  • AND THE LAND WAS RADIANT
  • 00:11:47.290 --> 00:11:50.040
  • WITH HIS GLORY.
  • 00:11:50.040 --> 00:11:51.180
  • IF YOU'D NOTICED
  • 00:11:51.180 --> 00:11:52.170
  • WHAT HAPPENED THERE, EZEKIEL 10,
  • 00:11:52.270 --> 00:11:55.270
  • EZEKIEL 43, YOU GO TO EXODUS 3,
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:59.000
  • EXODUS 33 SIMILAR THINGS HAPPEN.
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:02.130
  • MOSES IN THE WILDERNESS
  • 00:12:02.130 --> 00:12:04.190
  • AND HE SEES THE BUSH BURNING
  • 00:12:04.190 --> 00:12:07.020
  • AND THE BUSH
  • 00:12:07.020 --> 00:12:07.180
  • IS NOT BEING EXTINGUISHED
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:09.030
  • AND HE WALKS OVER TO THE BUSH
  • 00:12:09.030 --> 00:12:11.130
  • AND THE VOICE OF GOD
  • 00:12:11.130 --> 00:12:12.100
  • COMES FROM THE BUSH
  • 00:12:12.100 --> 00:12:13.270
  • TO SPEAK TO HIM,
  • 00:12:13.270 --> 00:12:14.180
  • "MOSES, MOSES..."
  • 00:12:14.280 --> 00:12:17.280
  • 33 WHEN HE SAYS LOOK
  • 00:12:17.280 --> 00:12:19.200
  • I DON'T WANT TO GO,
  • 00:12:19.200 --> 00:12:20.080
  • SARAH MENTIONED
  • 00:12:20.080 --> 00:12:20.260
  • THAT THIS MORNING --
  • 00:12:20.260 --> 00:12:21.180
  • I DON'T WANT TO GO
  • 00:12:21.180 --> 00:12:22.060
  • WITHOUT THE ASSURANCE
  • 00:12:22.060 --> 00:12:22.260
  • THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GO WITH ME
  • 00:12:22.260 --> 00:12:25.010
  • AND I WANT YOU
  • 00:12:25.010 --> 00:12:26.060
  • TO SHOW ME YOUR GLORY.
  • 00:12:26.060 --> 00:12:27.290
  • IT WAS A VERY AUDACIOUS
  • 00:12:27.290 --> 00:12:29.000
  • PRAYER FROM MOSES.
  • 00:12:29.000 --> 00:12:31.160
  • GOD SAYS ALRIGHT
  • 00:12:31.160 --> 00:12:32.240
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE MY GLORY
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:33.260
  • BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:12:33.260 --> 00:12:34.160
  • TO SEE MY FACE,
  • 00:12:34.160 --> 00:12:35.290
  • YOU WILL SEE THE AFTER EFFECTS
  • 00:12:35.290 --> 00:12:37.100
  • OF MY PRESENCE,
  • 00:12:38.110 --> 00:12:41.110
  • AND GOD SPEAKS TO HIM THERE.
  • 00:12:41.110 --> 00:12:42.280
  • YOU COME TO THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 00:12:42.280 --> 00:12:44.260
  • YOU HAVE THESE THREE DISCIPLES
  • 00:12:44.260 --> 00:12:46.100
  • GOING RIGHT TO THE TOP
  • 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:47.030
  • OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:48.220
  • AND THEY ARE NOT SURE
  • 00:12:48.220 --> 00:12:49.210
  • WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE.
  • 00:12:49.210 --> 00:12:51.130
  • IT COMES IMMEDIATELY
  • 00:12:51.130 --> 00:12:52.140
  • AFTER JESUS SAYS
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:53.160
  • YOU KNOW SOME OF THEM
  • 00:12:53.160 --> 00:12:54.190
  • STILL ALIVE ARE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:12:54.190 --> 00:12:56.170
  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:57.090
  • COMING IN GLORY.
  • 00:12:57.090 --> 00:12:59.050
  • PEOPLE SAY WHAT DID HE MEAN?
  • 00:12:59.050 --> 00:13:00.150
  • WELL THE VERY NEXT VERSE BEGINS
  • 00:13:00.150 --> 00:13:01.210
  • BY TELLING US THAT HE TOOK
  • 00:13:01.210 --> 00:13:02.280
  • THREE OF THEM UP
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:03.160
  • TO THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:06.280
  • AND WHEN HE TAKES
  • 00:13:06.280 --> 00:13:07.160
  • THE THREE OF THEM UP
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:08.070
  • TO THE MOUNT
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:08.190
  • OF TRANSFIGURATION --
  • 00:13:08.190 --> 00:13:09.180
  • THOMAS AND SANGE
  • 00:13:09.180 --> 00:13:11.030
  • TRAVELED WITH ME,
  • 00:13:11.030 --> 00:13:12.150
  • THEY WILL REMEMBER
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:13.130
  • WHEN WE WERE IN ISRAEL LAST YEAR
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:15.010
  • OR THE YEAR BEFORE I TOLD THEM
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.180
  • I WANT YOU TO SEE THIS PLACE.
  • 00:13:16.180 --> 00:13:17.240
  • I KNOW MANY OF YOU
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:18.130
  • HAVE BEEN THERE
  • 00:13:18.130 --> 00:13:19.290
  • BUT THAT TO ME WAS THE MOST
  • 00:13:19.290 --> 00:13:21.200
  • BEAUTIFUL SPOT
  • 00:13:21.200 --> 00:13:22.170
  • I'VE EVER WANTED TO BE IN.
  • 00:13:22.170 --> 00:13:23.240
  • MARGIE WAS WITH ME YEARS AGO
  • 00:13:23.240 --> 00:13:24.270
  • WHEN WE WENT, YOU GO UP
  • 00:13:24.270 --> 00:13:25.270
  • THAT MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
  • 00:13:25.270 --> 00:13:27.240
  • IT'S SO EDENIC, SO RESTFUL,
  • 00:13:27.240 --> 00:13:30.000
  • SO QUIET AND YOUR MIND
  • 00:13:30.000 --> 00:13:31.260
  • BEGINS TO WONDER ABOUT
  • 00:13:31.260 --> 00:13:33.130
  • WHAT HAD GONE ON UP THERE.
  • 00:13:33.130 --> 00:13:35.260
  • THE REST OF THE DISCIPLES
  • 00:13:35.260 --> 00:13:36.280
  • ARE ASLEEP AT THE BOTTOM
  • 00:13:36.280 --> 00:13:37.220
  • OF THE MOUNTAIN THERE
  • 00:13:37.220 --> 00:13:40.090
  • AND THEN FAR TO THE DISTANCE
  • 00:13:40.090 --> 00:13:41.100
  • THE OTHER FOLLOWERS,
  • 00:13:41.100 --> 00:13:42.240
  • THESE THREE BOYS
  • 00:13:42.240 --> 00:13:43.100
  • ARE BROUGHT UP TO THE FRONT,
  • 00:13:43.100 --> 00:13:45.070
  • PETER, JAMES AND JOHN
  • 00:13:45.070 --> 00:13:46.210
  • AND WHEN THEY COME UP
  • 00:13:46.210 --> 00:13:47.090
  • TO THE FRONT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:49.030
  • THE BODY OF JESUS BEGAN TO GLOW
  • 00:13:49.030 --> 00:13:51.240
  • WITH THE WHITEST WHITE
  • 00:13:51.240 --> 00:13:53.100
  • THAT THE HUMAN EYE COULD SEE.
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:57.000
  • JUST IMAGINE THAT.
  • 00:13:57.000 --> 00:13:59.110
  • THE WHITEST WHITE
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:00.200
  • THAT THE HUMAN EYE COULD SEE,
  • 00:14:00.200 --> 00:14:01.250
  • BUT THE EYE
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:02.110
  • COULD NOT CONTAIN IT,
  • 00:14:02.110 --> 00:14:03.150
  • THEY FALL PROSTRATE BEFORE.
  • 00:14:03.150 --> 00:14:06.090
  • THE FASCINATING THING TO ME
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:08.090
  • IS THE TWO MEN
  • 00:14:08.090 --> 00:14:10.210
  • FOR WHOM GOD WAS THE UNDERTAKER,
  • 00:14:12.150 --> 00:14:15.150
  • MOSES AND ELIJAH,
  • 00:14:15.150 --> 00:14:17.120
  • GOD BURIED THEM.
  • 00:14:17.120 --> 00:14:18.190
  • ELIJAH JUST TOOK OFF,
  • 00:14:18.190 --> 00:14:19.270
  • ONE CHARIOT OF FIRE
  • 00:14:19.270 --> 00:14:21.000
  • AND GOD BURIED MOSES.
  • 00:14:21.000 --> 00:14:22.020
  • THEY'RE SORT OF UNNATURAL
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:23.160
  • DEPARTURES FROM THIS WORLD.
  • 00:14:23.160 --> 00:14:25.120
  • HE BRINGS THEM BACK
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:26.070
  • ONTO THE MOUNTAIN.
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:27.150
  • I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT PETER
  • 00:14:27.150 --> 00:14:29.190
  • AND ALL WOULD HAVE SAID,
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:30.180
  • WOW I DIDN'T KNOW MOSES
  • 00:14:30.180 --> 00:14:31.090
  • LOOKED LIKE THAT,
  • 00:14:31.090 --> 00:14:34.020
  • WOW WHAT A THRILL TO SEE ELIJAH
  • 00:14:34.020 --> 00:14:35.260
  • THAT GREAT PROPHET.
  • 00:14:35.260 --> 00:14:37.050
  • NO THEY ARE BLINDED
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:40.150
  • WITH THE TRANSFIGURED
  • 00:14:40.150 --> 00:14:41.270
  • BODY OF JESUS.
  • 00:14:41.270 --> 00:14:43.250
  • THEY WERE SEEING THE KINGDOM
  • 00:14:43.250 --> 00:14:45.160
  • AS HAD NOT BEEN VOUCHED SAFE
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:47.200
  • TO ANY OTHER EYE.
  • 00:14:50.250 --> 00:14:53.250
  • WE HAD COLONEL JAMES
  • 00:14:53.250 --> 00:14:54.230
  • DUTTON ONE YEAR
  • 00:14:54.230 --> 00:14:56.000
  • MANY OF YOU REMEMBER
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:14:56.200
  • HE WAS ONE OF THE PILOTS
  • 00:14:56.200 --> 00:14:58.280
  • FOR THE SPACE MISSIONS
  • 00:14:58.280 --> 00:15:01.050
  • AND HE TOOK PICTURES FROM --
  • 00:15:01.050 --> 00:15:03.150
  • HE LANDED THE PLANE
  • 00:15:03.150 --> 00:15:04.030
  • BACK SAFELY WHEN THEY RETURNED,
  • 00:15:04.030 --> 00:15:06.080
  • HE TOOK PICTURES
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:07.020
  • RIGHT FROM THE SPACE SHIP
  • 00:15:07.020 --> 00:15:08.130
  • AND HE WAS LISTENING
  • 00:15:08.130 --> 00:15:09.140
  • TO ONE OF MY SERMONS
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:10.100
  • WHEN IN SPACE "WHO IS GOD",
  • 00:15:10.100 --> 00:15:13.050
  • SO HE TOOK THAT CD
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:14.130
  • PUT IT IN A FRAME ALONG
  • 00:15:14.130 --> 00:15:15.100
  • WITH A FLAG FROM INDIANA,
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:16.170
  • A FLAG FROM THE UNITES STATES,
  • 00:15:16.170 --> 00:15:17.210
  • FRAMED IT, CAME WITH ONE
  • 00:15:17.210 --> 00:15:18.180
  • OTHER ASTRONAUT TO OUR OFFICE
  • 00:15:18.180 --> 00:15:20.060
  • TO PRESENT IT TO US.
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:21.240
  • AND JAMES DUTTON SAID TO ME,
  • 00:15:21.240 --> 00:15:23.110
  • HE SAID YOU KNOW OUT THERE,
  • 00:15:23.110 --> 00:15:24.230
  • THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY
  • 00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:25.260
  • AND YOU'RE LOOKING
  • 00:15:25.260 --> 00:15:26.110
  • AT THIS TINY SPECK
  • 00:15:26.110 --> 00:15:27.090
  • WE CALL EARTH AND HOME.
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:29.150
  • HE SAID THE GRANDEUR
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:31.010
  • WAS UNEXPLAINABLE.
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:34.000
  • THE INCREDIBLE VASTNESS
  • 00:15:34.000 --> 00:15:36.250
  • OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:37.220
  • THAT WE LIVE IN
  • 00:15:37.220 --> 00:15:38.230
  • AND WE LIVE IN THIS
  • 00:15:38.230 --> 00:15:39.170
  • TINY LITTLE SPECK WE CALL EARTH,
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:42.100
  • HE SAID I WAS SO OVERWHELMED
  • 00:15:42.100 --> 00:15:45.060
  • THAT I WOULD LOOK OUT
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:46.060
  • OF THAT SPACESHIP
  • 00:15:46.060 --> 00:15:47.020
  • AND SAY, "HOW MAJESTIC
  • 00:15:47.020 --> 00:15:49.080
  • IS YOUR NAME O LORD,"
  • 00:15:49.080 --> 00:15:51.050
  • THAT'S WHY THE ASTRONAUT IN 1968
  • 00:15:52.100 --> 00:15:55.100
  • ON CHRISTMAS EVE
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:56.220
  • COULD GO NOWHERE ELSE
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:58.260
  • EXCEPT TO THE SCRIPTURES
  • 00:15:58.260 --> 00:16:00.140
  • AND THEY WENT AROUND
  • 00:16:00.140 --> 00:16:01.110
  • THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:02.250
  • AND SAW EARTH
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:03.240
  • RISE OVER THE HORIZON
  • 00:16:03.240 --> 00:16:05.180
  • IN THAT BRILLIANT COMBINATION
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:07.050
  • OF BLUE AND WHITE GARLANDED
  • 00:16:07.050 --> 00:16:08.260
  • BY THE GLISTENING LIGHT
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:09.260
  • OF THE SUN AGAINST
  • 00:16:09.260 --> 00:16:10.280
  • THE BLACK VOID OF SPACE.
  • 00:16:10.280 --> 00:16:12.200
  • THE ONLY THING
  • 00:16:12.200 --> 00:16:13.120
  • THAT CAME TO THEIR MIND WAS,
  • 00:16:13.120 --> 00:16:14.110
  • "IN THE BEGINNING, GOD."
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:17.170
  • ONLY GOD WAS BIG ENOUGH
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:20.050
  • TO CAPTURE THIS AWE
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:22.010
  • INSPIRING REALITY,
  • 00:16:22.010 --> 00:16:24.200
  • THE GLORY OF GOD
  • 00:16:24.200 --> 00:16:26.200
  • AND WHEN THE GLORY OF GOD
  • 00:16:26.200 --> 00:16:28.120
  • DEPARTED WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:16:29.160 --> 00:16:32.160
  • ICHABOD WAS WRIT LARGE.
  • 00:16:32.160 --> 00:16:35.160
  • ELI WAS AN OLD MAN
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:36.270
  • AND UNFORTUNATELY HE'D MESSED UP
  • 00:16:36.270 --> 00:16:39.050
  • WITH HIS BOYS AND TWO BOYS
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.290
  • WERE KILLED IN THE BATTLE
  • 00:16:40.290 --> 00:16:42.230
  • AND THE MESSENGER COMES AND SAYS
  • 00:16:42.230 --> 00:16:44.130
  • I GOT BAD NEWS FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:44.130 --> 00:16:45.170
  • YOUR TWO BOYS HAD BEEN KILLED
  • 00:16:45.170 --> 00:16:47.090
  • BUT THEN THEY SAID
  • 00:16:47.090 --> 00:16:47.250
  • THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
  • 00:16:47.250 --> 00:16:49.000
  • HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM OUR MIDST
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:49.290
  • WHICH SIGNIFIED
  • 00:16:49.290 --> 00:16:50.280
  • THE PRESENCE OF GOD
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:52.220
  • AND HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:53.160
  • WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH
  • 00:16:53.160 --> 00:16:55.140
  • AND HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW SAID
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:56.180
  • I'M GOING TO CALL MY SON ICHABOD
  • 00:16:56.180 --> 00:16:58.170
  • BECAUSE THE GLORY OF GOD
  • 00:16:58.170 --> 00:16:59.100
  • HAD DEPARTED, NO MORE SUBSTANCE,
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:17:01.270
  • NO MORE LIGHT, NO MORE PRESENCE.
  • 00:17:01.270 --> 00:17:04.070
  • THESE THREE REALITIES
  • 00:17:04.070 --> 00:17:05.290
  • IS WHAT GLORY ACTUALLY SIGNIFIES
  • 00:17:06.070 --> 00:17:09.070
  • AND YOU HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD
  • 00:17:09.070 --> 00:17:11.150
  • WHERE HE IS PRESENT,
  • 00:17:11.150 --> 00:17:13.100
  • WHERE THE GLORY OF GOD DWELLS
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:15.230
  • THERE THE VOICE OF GOD IS HEARD.
  • 00:17:16.200 --> 00:17:19.200
  • THAT'S WHY IN EZEKIEL 10
  • 00:17:19.200 --> 00:17:21.210
  • HIS VOICE,
  • 00:17:21.210 --> 00:17:22.270
  • EZEKIEL 43:7 HERE
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:24.260
  • "THE VOICE WAS LIKE THE SOUND
  • 00:17:24.260 --> 00:17:26.230
  • OF MANY WATERS".
  • 00:17:26.230 --> 00:17:28.050
  • NOW WHAT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
  • 00:17:28.050 --> 00:17:29.120
  • ABOUT IS AFTER
  • 00:17:29.120 --> 00:17:30.280
  • THAT TRANSFIGURATION EXPERIENCE
  • 00:17:30.280 --> 00:17:33.020
  • WHEN THEY GO BACK,
  • 00:17:33.020 --> 00:17:35.210
  • PETER TALKS ABOUT IT
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:37.090
  • AS AN APOLOGIST.
  • 00:17:37.090 --> 00:17:38.200
  • HE SAYS WE ARE NOT FOLLOWING
  • 00:17:38.200 --> 00:17:39.280
  • CUNNINGLY DEVISED FABLES
  • 00:17:39.280 --> 00:17:42.180
  • BUT WE WERE EYE WITNESSES
  • 00:17:42.180 --> 00:17:44.170
  • TO HIS MAJESTY.
  • 00:17:44.170 --> 00:17:47.090
  • WE ARE NOT FOLLOWING
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:48.050
  • CUNNINGLY DEVISED FABLES
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:50.050
  • BUT WE WERE EYE WITNESSES
  • 00:17:50.050 --> 00:17:52.060
  • TO HIS MAJESTY
  • 00:17:52.060 --> 00:17:53.120
  • AS A LIGHT SHINING
  • 00:17:53.120 --> 00:17:54.290
  • IN A DARK PLACE
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:57.000
  • AND YOU WILL DO WELL
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:58.230
  • TO PAY HEED TO IT
  • 00:17:58.230 --> 00:18:00.020
  • AND THEN HE SAYS THIS,
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:01.250
  • BUT NOW WE HAVE THE WORD
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:04.070
  • OF THE PROPHETS
  • 00:18:04.070 --> 00:18:05.100
  • MADE MORE CERTAIN,
  • 00:18:05.100 --> 00:18:07.170
  • MORE DRAMATICALLY CERTAIN
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:09.220
  • THAN JUST THE VOICE OF GOD
  • 00:18:09.220 --> 00:18:11.090
  • IN A DISPLAY OF GLORY
  • 00:18:11.090 --> 00:18:12.190
  • IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:14.010
  • THAT CARRIES THE NARRATIVE
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:15.290
  • OF WHAT HE INTENDS
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:16.270
  • FOR YOU AND ME
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:18.050
  • SO IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW
  • 00:18:18.050 --> 00:18:19.070
  • WHAT THE GLORY OF GOD
  • 00:18:19.070 --> 00:18:20.050
  • INTENDS IT IS WHAT HE INTENDS
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:23.030
  • IN YOUR LIFE AND MINE
  • 00:18:23.030 --> 00:18:24.270
  • AND IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:18:24.270 --> 00:18:26.080
  • HIS GLORY YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:27.290
  • HOW FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:29.130
  • WE ARE REALLY MADE.
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:32.120
  • WE ARE MADE TO REFLECT
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:34.090
  • THAT ESSENTIAL SPLENDOR,
  • 00:18:34.090 --> 00:18:37.040
  • THAT ESSENTIAL SPLENDOR
  • 00:18:37.040 --> 00:18:39.140
  • OF GOD'S SUBSTANTIVENESS
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:41.210
  • AND GOD'S LUMINOSITY
  • 00:18:41.210 --> 00:18:43.280
  • WE NEED TO BE BRIGHT LIGHTS
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:45.220
  • IN A DARK WORLD.
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:47.020
  • NOW WHY DOES THE GLORY DEPART?
  • 00:18:47.020 --> 00:18:49.030
  • I WILL RACE THROUGH
  • 00:18:49.030 --> 00:18:49.250
  • THIS VERY QUICKLY.
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:51.130
  • THE GLORY DEPARTS NUMBER ONE
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:53.180
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS NO
  • 00:18:53.180 --> 00:18:54.150
  • INTERNALIZATION OF THE TRUTH.
  • 00:18:55.020 --> 00:18:58.020
  • TRUTH IS NEVER INTENDED
  • 00:18:58.020 --> 00:19:00.110
  • TO BE A MERE EXTERNALITY,
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:02.120
  • TRUTH IS INTENDED
  • 00:19:02.120 --> 00:19:03.220
  • TO BE INTERNALIZED.
  • 00:19:03.220 --> 00:19:06.010
  • IT HAS TO BE
  • 00:19:06.010 --> 00:19:06.230
  • THAT WHICH COMES
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:07.210
  • FROM WITHIN YOU,
  • 00:19:07.210 --> 00:19:09.120
  • NOT JUST THAT WHICH COMES
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:10.190
  • FROM OUTSIDE YOU.
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:12.060
  • THAT'S REALLY WHAT HAPPENS
  • 00:19:12.060 --> 00:19:13.200
  • AT CONVERSION
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:14.210
  • WHEN YOU ARE NEWLY BORN,
  • 00:19:14.210 --> 00:19:16.190
  • WHEN YOU AND I HAVE
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:17.100
  • THAT NEW BIRTH,
  • 00:19:17.100 --> 00:19:18.110
  • AND THE PRESENCE OF GOD
  • 00:19:18.110 --> 00:19:19.180
  • COMES AND LIVES WITHIN US,
  • 00:19:19.180 --> 00:19:21.130
  • THE DIVINE IMPERATIVE
  • 00:19:21.130 --> 00:19:22.210
  • TAKES OVER, YEA NAY,
  • 00:19:22.210 --> 00:19:24.260
  • YEA NAY, THAT VOICE
  • 00:19:24.260 --> 00:19:26.250
  • THAT COMES FROM WITHIN
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:28.130
  • AND WHEN THAT VOICE GETS GARBLED
  • 00:19:28.130 --> 00:19:29.280
  • IT IS THE WORD
  • 00:19:29.280 --> 00:19:31.030
  • TO WHICH YOU GO
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:32.030
  • TO FIND THE CLARITY ONCE AGAIN
  • 00:19:32.030 --> 00:19:34.120
  • HOW HE INTENDED US TO LIVE
  • 00:19:34.120 --> 00:19:36.090
  • IN THIS DARK WORLD TODAY
  • 00:19:36.090 --> 00:19:38.120
  • WE GO ANYWHERE
  • 00:19:38.120 --> 00:19:39.270
  • BUT HERE TO FIND OUT
  • 00:19:39.270 --> 00:19:41.060
  • WHAT GOD'S WILL IS
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:43.000
  • OF HOW WE SHOULD LIVE,
  • 00:19:43.000 --> 00:19:44.100
  • HENCE THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:19:44.100 --> 00:19:46.130
  • WE ARE AS CONFUSED A CULTURE
  • 00:19:46.130 --> 00:19:48.170
  • AS I HAVE EVER SEEN
  • 00:19:48.170 --> 00:19:50.050
  • IN 45 YEARS OF MINISTRY.
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:52.230
  • THERE ARE NO ANSWERS OUT THERE.
  • 00:19:52.230 --> 00:19:55.130
  • IN FACT THERE ARE ONLY QUESTIONS
  • 00:19:55.130 --> 00:19:57.140
  • AFTER QUESTIONS AFTER QUESTION
  • 00:19:57.140 --> 00:19:59.090
  • AND WHEN YOU SEE A PERSON
  • 00:19:59.090 --> 00:20:01.190
  • FROM WHOSE EYES YOU SEE
  • 00:20:01.190 --> 00:20:03.060
  • THE BRIGHTNESS OF GOD'S PRESENCE
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:05.040
  • AND FROM WHOSE WORDS
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:06.110
  • YOU HEAR THE SUBSTANTIVENESS
  • 00:20:06.110 --> 00:20:08.200
  • OF WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT
  • 00:20:08.200 --> 00:20:09.230
  • YOU UNDERSTAND WHY KNOWING
  • 00:20:09.230 --> 00:20:12.230
  • CHRIST BRINGS THAT
  • 00:20:12.230 --> 00:20:14.030
  • BRILLIANT LIGHT IN YOUR EYE.
  • 00:20:14.030 --> 00:20:15.210
  • AS WE WERE LISTENING TO JACK
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:17.080
  • AND SHAWNA LAST NIGHT,
  • 00:20:17.080 --> 00:20:19.050
  • HE SAW SOMETHING IN HER EYES
  • 00:20:19.050 --> 00:20:20.130
  • THAT HE NEVER SAW ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • 00:20:20.130 --> 00:20:22.100
  • HE SAW THAT BEAUTY,
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:23.100
  • HE SAW THAT BRILLIANCE.
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:24.290
  • WHY IN HEAVEN'S NAME
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:26.190
  • ARE YOU LOOKING SO HAPPY?
  • 00:20:26.190 --> 00:20:29.100
  • WHAT MAKES YOU SHINE LIKE THIS?
  • 00:20:29.100 --> 00:20:32.050
  • YOU KNOW THERE ARE TWO
  • 00:20:32.050 --> 00:20:33.130
  • GREAT SOCCER PLAYERS IN OUR TIME
  • 00:20:33.130 --> 00:20:35.250
  • AMONGST MANY OTHERS.
  • 00:20:35.250 --> 00:20:37.220
  • ONE IS LIONEL MESSI
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:38.210
  • FROM ARGENTINA AND THE OTHER
  • 00:20:38.210 --> 00:20:40.180
  • IS CRISTIANO RONALDO
  • 00:20:40.180 --> 00:20:42.140
  • FROM PORTUGAL
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:44.190
  • AND THEY'RE ALWAYS AT EACH OTHER
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:46.110
  • AS TO WHO IS NUMBER ONE
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:47.080
  • AND WHO IS NUMBER TWO
  • 00:20:47.080 --> 00:20:48.120
  • AND RONALDO WAS BEING
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:49.160
  • INTERVIEWED BY THE MEDIA
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:50.100
  • AND HE MADE THE COMMENT
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:51.230
  • THAT HE BELIEVED GOD
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:53.060
  • HAD SENT HIM INTO THE WORLD
  • 00:20:53.060 --> 00:20:54.180
  • SO THAT PEOPLE COULD LEARN
  • 00:20:54.180 --> 00:20:55.220
  • HOW TO PLAY SOCCER
  • 00:20:55.220 --> 00:20:58.170
  • AND SHOW HOW SOCCER
  • 00:20:58.170 --> 00:20:59.090
  • OUGHT TO BE PLAYED.
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:01.030
  • SO WHEN HE FINISHED
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:01.230
  • THAT STATEMENT
  • 00:21:01.230 --> 00:21:02.140
  • ANOTHER INTERVIEWER
  • 00:21:02.140 --> 00:21:03.130
  • WENT TO LIONEL MESSI
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:04.090
  • AND SAID SO WHAT DO YOU THINK
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:05.060
  • OF RONALDO'S STATEMENT
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:06.140
  • THAT GOD SENT HIM INTO THE WORLD
  • 00:21:06.140 --> 00:21:07.250
  • IN ORDER TO TEACH PEOPLE
  • 00:21:07.250 --> 00:21:09.040
  • HOW TO PLAY SOCCER.
  • 00:21:09.040 --> 00:21:10.220
  • MESSI SAID I HONESTLY TELL YOU
  • 00:21:10.220 --> 00:21:12.080
  • I DON'T MEMBER SENDING HIM.
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:14.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:16.290 --> 00:21:19.290
  • WE HAVE THIS
  • 00:21:19.290 --> 00:21:20.210
  • EXTRAORDINARY OPINION
  • 00:21:20.210 --> 00:21:22.280
  • OF HOW GREAT WE ARE AND ATHLETES
  • 00:21:22.280 --> 00:21:25.080
  • I SUPPOSE IT GOES
  • 00:21:25.080 --> 00:21:26.170
  • WITH THAT KIND OF ABILITY
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:28.070
  • TO BE BRAGGARTS
  • 00:21:28.070 --> 00:21:29.070
  • AS WELL VERY FEW PEOPLE
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:30.270
  • BRAG AS MUCH AS AN ATHLETE DOES
  • 00:21:30.270 --> 00:21:33.150
  • OF COURSE WHEN YOU CAN PITCH
  • 00:21:33.150 --> 00:21:35.050
  • A NO HITTER
  • 00:21:35.050 --> 00:21:35.180
  • YOU FEEL PRETTY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:21:35.180 --> 00:21:37.090
  • WHEN YOU CAN HIT A GRAND SLAM
  • 00:21:37.090 --> 00:21:38.170
  • YOU FEEL YOU'VE REALLY
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:39.210
  • MADE IT BIG,
  • 00:21:39.210 --> 00:21:40.220
  • MILLIONS HAVE WATCHED
  • 00:21:40.220 --> 00:21:41.160
  • YOU DO THAT,
  • 00:21:41.160 --> 00:21:42.170
  • BUT THEN THE BODY BEGINS
  • 00:21:42.170 --> 00:21:43.280
  • TO GET FRAIL
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:44.190
  • AND YOU'RE NO LONGER
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:45.110
  • IN CONTROL LIKE THAT,
  • 00:21:45.110 --> 00:21:46.220
  • YOU NO LONGER CAN HIT LIKE THAT
  • 00:21:46.220 --> 00:21:48.060
  • AND THEN YOU WONDER
  • 00:21:48.060 --> 00:21:49.090
  • WHERE'S THE GLORY,
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:51.060
  • WHEREIN LIES THE GLORY?
  • 00:21:51.060 --> 00:21:53.160
  • THE PEOPLE I HAVE SEEN
  • 00:21:53.160 --> 00:21:55.040
  • WHO HAVE THAT GLORY MOST
  • 00:21:55.040 --> 00:21:56.290
  • ARE THOSE WHO HAVE REALLY LIVED
  • 00:21:56.290 --> 00:21:59.110
  • WITH THE INTERNAL IMPERATIVES
  • 00:21:59.110 --> 00:22:01.100
  • OF HOW GOD WANTS YOU TO LIVE.
  • 00:22:01.120 --> 00:22:04.120
  • I'LL TELL YOU TRUTH
  • 00:22:04.120 --> 00:22:06.070
  • AND I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP.
  • 00:22:06.070 --> 00:22:09.030
  • MANY A TIME I WISHED TO MYSELF,
  • 00:22:09.140 --> 00:22:12.140
  • I COULD SAY I'M DONE.
  • 00:22:12.140 --> 00:22:14.240
  • I'VE PAID MY DUES 45 YEARS,
  • 00:22:14.240 --> 00:22:17.070
  • MILLIONS OF MILES I CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:19.210
  • WHAT EVERY AIRCRAFT LOOKS LIKE,
  • 00:22:19.210 --> 00:22:21.150
  • FEELS LIKE AND WHO DOES
  • 00:22:21.150 --> 00:22:24.040
  • THE BEST SERVICE
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:25.000
  • AND WHO DOESN'T DO
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:25.160
  • A VERY GOOD SERVICE.
  • 00:22:25.160 --> 00:22:27.120
  • WHO MAKES THE WORST TEA,
  • 00:22:27.120 --> 00:22:28.160
  • I CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:22:28.160 --> 00:22:29.040
  • ALL OF THAT STUFF,
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:31.160
  • BUT THERE'S ONLY ONE THING
  • 00:22:31.160 --> 00:22:32.100
  • THAT KEEPS ME GOING,
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  • AND THAT IS THE FIRM BELIEF
  • 00:22:36.050 --> 00:22:38.000
  • THAT MORE THAN EVER THIS GOSPEL
  • 00:22:38.000 --> 00:22:40.190
  • IS THE ONLY SHINING LIGHT
  • 00:22:40.190 --> 00:22:42.270
  • AGAINST THE DARK BACKGROUND
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  • OF A CONFUSED
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  • AND MESSED UP WORLD.
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:48.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:22:51.260 --> 00:22:54.260
  • ROBERT JEFFERY
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:56.190
  • WAS A GREAT PREACHER,
  • 00:22:56.190 --> 00:22:58.070
  • THE LAST THREE YEARS
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:22:59.110
  • OF HIS LIFE HE SPENT
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  • IN A JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMP.
  • 00:23:00.030 --> 00:23:02.140
  • HE WAS HEIR
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:03.070
  • TO CANADA'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:05.210
  • THE GLOBE AND MAIL
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:07.280
  • BUT HE STARTED
  • 00:23:07.280 --> 00:23:08.150
  • TO STUDY CHINESE
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:10.110
  • AND THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY
  • 00:23:10.110 --> 00:23:11.270
  • WANTED TO HIRE HIM,
  • 00:23:11.270 --> 00:23:14.120
  • HE DECIDED INSTEAD
  • 00:23:14.120 --> 00:23:15.170
  • TO BECOME A MISSIONARY.
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:16.190
  • I HAVE SOME OF HIS BOOKS
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:17.190
  • IN MY LIBRARY --
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:18.200
  • ROBERT JEFFREY --
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:20.220
  • AND FINALLY THE STANDARD
  • 00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:21.190
  • OIL COMPANY OFFERED HIM
  • 00:23:21.190 --> 00:23:22.250
  • A HUGE SALARY TO COME
  • 00:23:22.250 --> 00:23:25.230
  • AND WORK FOR THEM
  • 00:23:25.230 --> 00:23:26.120
  • INSTEAD OF BEING A MISSIONARY,
  • 00:23:26.120 --> 00:23:27.070
  • HE TURNED THEM DOWN.
  • 00:23:27.070 --> 00:23:28.230
  • THEY WROTE BACK AND DOUBLED IT
  • 00:23:28.230 --> 00:23:30.140
  • HE TURNED IT DOWN,
  • 00:23:30.140 --> 00:23:31.270
  • FINALLY THEY SENT HIM
  • 00:23:31.270 --> 00:23:32.200
  • A TELEGRAM,
  • 00:23:32.200 --> 00:23:34.280
  • "JEFFREY AT ANY PRICE."
  • 00:23:35.190 --> 00:23:38.190
  • HE WROTE BACK WITH ONE LINE
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  • AS WELL, "YOUR SALARY IS BIG,
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:42.250
  • YOUR JOB IS TOO SMALL."
  • 00:23:43.150 --> 00:23:46.150
  • YOUR SALARY IS BIG,
  • 00:23:46.150 --> 00:23:48.030
  • YOUR JOB IS TOO SMALL.
  • 00:23:48.030 --> 00:23:50.180
  • YOU SEE, YOUR JOB AND MY JOB
  • 00:23:51.290 --> 00:23:54.290
  • IS TO BE THAT BRIGHT LIGHT
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:57.040
  • WHEREVER WE ARE TO DO IT
  • 00:23:57.040 --> 00:23:59.120
  • AND TO SHINE
  • 00:23:59.120 --> 00:24:00.120
  • IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD
  • 00:24:00.120 --> 00:24:02.000
  • IT'S THE JEFFRIES OF THE WORLD
  • 00:24:02.000 --> 00:24:03.160
  • THAT OPENED UP CHINA
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:05.050
  • SO THAT TODAY WE SEE THE RESULTS
  • 00:24:05.050 --> 00:24:07.210
  • OF HOW PROFOUNDLY
  • 00:24:07.210 --> 00:24:09.030
  • THEY HAD AN IMPACT.
  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:10.280
  • THE INTERNALIZATION OF TRUTH,
  • 00:24:10.280 --> 00:24:13.040
  • THERE WAS NO INTERNALIZATION.
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:14.150
  • NUMBER TWO, THERE WAS NO CONCERN
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:17.000
  • FOR THE POOR
  • 00:24:17.000 --> 00:24:17.260
  • AND THE MARGINALIZED IN SOCIETY.
  • 00:24:18.110 --> 00:24:21.110
  • WHEN I STARTED WELLSPRING
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:22.240
  • INTERNATIONAL MY HEART --
  • 00:24:22.240 --> 00:24:25.240
  • SHALINI WAS VERY CORRECT --
  • 00:24:25.240 --> 00:24:27.190
  • I DID WHAT I DID FOR WELLSPRING
  • 00:24:28.280 --> 00:24:31.280
  • BECAUSE I WAS RAISED BY A MOTHER
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:34.050
  • WHO NEVER EVER WALKED
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:36.060
  • BY SOMEBODY WITH NEED WITHOUT
  • 00:24:36.060 --> 00:24:37.260
  • DOING SOMETHING FOR THEM.
  • 00:24:37.260 --> 00:24:39.260
  • EVEN WHEN I MOVED TO CANADA
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:41.090
  • WHEN I WOULD PACK MY SUITCASE
  • 00:24:41.090 --> 00:24:42.260
  • SHE WOULD ASK ME
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:43.160
  • TO TAKE TWO SUITCASES,
  • 00:24:43.160 --> 00:24:44.280
  • ONE FOR THE NEEDY AND THE POOR
  • 00:24:44.280 --> 00:24:47.150
  • AND I COULD COME BACK
  • 00:24:47.150 --> 00:24:48.190
  • WITH THAT SUITCASE EMPTY
  • 00:24:48.190 --> 00:24:49.160
  • IF I SO CHOSE.
  • 00:24:49.160 --> 00:24:51.020
  • CLOTHES, MONEY, GOODS,
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:53.110
  • WATCHES THINGS LIKE THAT,
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:55.020
  • MY MOTHER WASN'T
  • 00:24:55.020 --> 00:24:55.150
  • A VERY WEALTHY WOMAN
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:24:56.270
  • BUT SHE HAD A VERY TENDER HEART
  • 00:24:56.270 --> 00:24:58.180
  • AND GOD IS CALLED US
  • 00:24:58.180 --> 00:25:00.230
  • TO BE A COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE,
  • 00:25:00.230 --> 00:25:02.270
  • TO BE THERE FOR THE NEEDY.
  • 00:25:02.270 --> 00:25:04.240
  • I ALWAYS LOVE IT
  • 00:25:04.240 --> 00:25:05.120
  • WHEN I SEE NAOMI
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:06.240
  • PRESENTING THAT NEED,
  • 00:25:06.240 --> 00:25:08.060
  • MANY OF YOU HERE WERE INVOLVED
  • 00:25:08.060 --> 00:25:09.250
  • IN BUYING THAT LAND
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:10.240
  • FOR THE BUILDING OF A HOSPITAL
  • 00:25:10.240 --> 00:25:13.190
  • THAT IS THE NEXT GREAT STAGE
  • 00:25:13.190 --> 00:25:15.130
  • TO TREAT BURN VICTIMS,
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:17.120
  • BUT MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:19.170
  • THAT THE GREATEST BLESSING
  • 00:25:19.170 --> 00:25:20.230
  • I EVER RECEIVED,
  • 00:25:20.230 --> 00:25:21.240
  • THE GREATEST BENEDICTION
  • 00:25:21.240 --> 00:25:22.290
  • I EVER RECEIVED
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:23.220
  • WAS FROM A BEGGAR IN DELHI.
  • 00:25:23.220 --> 00:25:26.080
  • AS I SAW HIM WALKING
  • 00:25:26.080 --> 00:25:27.070
  • WITH ONE LEG OUT THERE,
  • 00:25:27.070 --> 00:25:28.220
  • PUSHING HIMSELF, ONE LEG GONE,
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:30.060
  • THE OTHER BANDAGED UP
  • 00:25:30.060 --> 00:25:31.250
  • WITH PUS MARKS AND BLOOD MARKS
  • 00:25:31.250 --> 00:25:33.110
  • ON THE OTHER AND PUSHING HIMSELF
  • 00:25:33.110 --> 00:25:35.070
  • LIKE THIS, I FELT SO MUCH PITY
  • 00:25:35.070 --> 00:25:37.120
  • AND COMPASSION FOR HIM
  • 00:25:37.120 --> 00:25:38.160
  • I WANTED TO GIVE HIM
  • 00:25:38.160 --> 00:25:39.090
  • SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY
  • 00:25:39.090 --> 00:25:40.260
  • BUT I DIDN'T DO IT
  • 00:25:40.260 --> 00:25:41.260
  • BECAUSE I KNEW I'D BE INVADED
  • 00:25:41.260 --> 00:25:43.230
  • BY SEVERAL OTHERS,
  • 00:25:43.230 --> 00:25:45.130
  • SO FROM A DISTANCE
  • 00:25:45.130 --> 00:25:46.060
  • I WALKED BEHIND HIM UNTIL
  • 00:25:46.060 --> 00:25:47.220
  • HE PUSHED HIMSELF ACROSS
  • 00:25:47.220 --> 00:25:48.210
  • THE ROAD SOMEWHERE
  • 00:25:48.210 --> 00:25:50.010
  • AND THERE WERE LITTLE
  • 00:25:50.010 --> 00:25:50.180
  • LESS PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE,
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:52.030
  • I WENT OVER TO HIM
  • 00:25:52.030 --> 00:25:53.190
  • AND I SAID --
  • 00:25:53.190 --> 00:25:54.060
  • [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:25:54.060 --> 00:25:56.000
  • "BROTHER SIR, PAUSE A MINUTE",
  • 00:25:56.000 --> 00:25:58.250
  • AND I KNELT BESIDE HIM
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:00.250
  • AND I PUT A LITTLE MONEY
  • 00:26:00.250 --> 00:26:02.160
  • INTO HIS HAND
  • 00:26:02.160 --> 00:26:03.070
  • IT WAS A $100 RUPEE NOTE
  • 00:26:03.070 --> 00:26:05.060
  • AND I SAID --
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:05.220
  • [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:26:05.220 --> 00:26:07.190
  • "IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST,"
  • 00:26:07.190 --> 00:26:09.160
  • [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:26:09.160 --> 00:26:10.260
  • "I'M GIVING THIS
  • 00:26:10.260 --> 00:26:11.110
  • TO YOU RESPECTED SIR".
  • 00:26:11.110 --> 00:26:13.290
  • HE OPENED HIS HAND
  • 00:26:13.290 --> 00:26:15.080
  • LIKE THAT TO SEE
  • 00:26:15.080 --> 00:26:16.070
  • IT WAS A $100 RUPEE NOTE
  • 00:26:16.070 --> 00:26:17.190
  • I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:26:17.190 --> 00:26:18.010
  • IF HE'D EVER RECEIVED
  • 00:26:18.010 --> 00:26:18.170
  • THAT IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:26:18.170 --> 00:26:19.260
  • IT WAS BIG FOR HIM,
  • 00:26:19.260 --> 00:26:20.290
  • FOR ME IT WAS A $1.50
  • 00:26:21.120 --> 00:26:24.120
  • AND HE LOOKED AT IT LIKE THAT
  • 00:26:24.120 --> 00:26:26.000
  • AND LOOKED AT ME
  • 00:26:26.000 --> 00:26:27.120
  • AND HIS EYES FLOODED WITH TEARS
  • 00:26:27.120 --> 00:26:28.260
  • AND HE SAID --
  • 00:26:28.260 --> 00:26:29.150
  • [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:26:29.150 --> 00:26:30.270
  • "RESPECTED SIR",
  • 00:26:30.270 --> 00:26:32.140
  • [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:26:32.140 --> 00:26:34.270
  • "MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU."
  • 00:26:35.140 --> 00:26:38.140
  • IT'S THE BEST BENEDICTION
  • 00:26:38.140 --> 00:26:39.080
  • I EVER RECEIVED FROM A MAN
  • 00:26:39.080 --> 00:26:41.210
  • WHO COULDN'T HAVE GIVEN ME
  • 00:26:41.210 --> 00:26:42.190
  • ANYTHING EXCEPT HIS GOOD WISHES
  • 00:26:43.030 --> 00:26:46.030
  • AND HIS PRAYER
  • 00:26:46.030 --> 00:26:47.090
  • AND WHAT HAPPENED IN THOSE DAYS
  • 00:26:47.090 --> 00:26:49.080
  • AS THE POOR WERE IGNORED
  • 00:26:49.080 --> 00:26:51.040
  • AND LOST THEIR WAY
  • 00:26:51.040 --> 00:26:52.070
  • FOR THE NEEDY GOD SAID MY GLORY
  • 00:26:52.270 --> 00:26:55.270
  • - Announcer: YOU'VE BEEN
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  • WATCHING LET MY PEOPLE THINK
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  • WITH DR. RAVI ZACHARIAS.
  • 00:27:01.060 --> 00:27:03.080
  • WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS
  • 00:27:03.080 --> 00:27:04.130
  • AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
  • 00:27:04.130 --> 00:27:06.140
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  • AT 1-800-448-6766.
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  • OR VISIT US ONLINE,
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  • - THE PURPOSE OF RZIM
  • 00:27:35.230 --> 00:27:37.000
  • IS TO ENGAGE MEANINGFULLY
  • 00:27:37.000 --> 00:27:38.190
  • WITH THE QUESTIONS AND HEARTFELT
  • 00:27:38.190 --> 00:27:40.050
  • ISSUES OF OUR CULTURE.
  • 00:27:40.050 --> 00:27:42.190
  • WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF CONFUSION
  • 00:27:42.190 --> 00:27:44.260
  • AND PEOPLE FROM EVERY CONTINENT
  • 00:27:44.260 --> 00:27:46.060
  • ARE BEGINNING TO WONDER
  • 00:27:46.060 --> 00:27:47.050
  • WHETHER THERE ARE ANY ANSWERS
  • 00:27:47.050 --> 00:27:48.170
  • TO LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTIONS.
  • 00:27:48.170 --> 00:27:51.020
  • YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE
  • 00:27:51.020 --> 00:27:52.040
  • THE QUESTIONS THAT OFTEN SERVE
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  • AS BARRIERS TO BELIEF
  • 00:27:53.250 --> 00:27:55.150
  • AND INSTEAD USE THESE
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  • AS OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:27:56.140 --> 00:27:57.050
  • TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:27:57.050 --> 00:27:59.280
  • BY CLEARING THOSE BARRIERS
  • 00:27:59.280 --> 00:28:01.200
  • WE CAN EQUIP PEOPLE
  • 00:28:01.200 --> 00:28:02.220
  • TO THEN ENGAGE
  • 00:28:02.220 --> 00:28:03.180
  • WITH THEIR FRIENDS, FAMILY,
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  • COLLEAGUES AND INSTITUTIONS.
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  • OUR PURPOSE IS NOT ONLY
  • 00:28:07.250 --> 00:28:09.060
  • TO INCREASE PEOPLE'S KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:28:09.060 --> 00:28:11.030
  • BUT TO ADDRESS THE OBSTACLES
  • 00:28:11.030 --> 00:28:12.170
  • THAT STOP PEOPLE FROM SEEING
  • 00:28:12.170 --> 00:28:14.160
  • THE CREDIBILITY AND BEAUTY
  • 00:28:14.160 --> 00:28:16.050
  • - LET MY PEOPLE THINK
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  • TELEVISION MINISTRY,
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  • AND IS FURNISHED BY
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  • RAVI ZACHARIAS
  • 00:28:24.250 --> 00:28:26.030
  • INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES,
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