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Perfect Ending: The Truth About Heaven

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July 26, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT EVERY BELIEVER'S
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  • PROMISE FOR ETERNITY - HEAVEN.
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  • WHAT IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE LIKE?
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  • ARE WE GOING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?
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  • IS HEAVEN AN ACTUAL LOCATION OR STATE OF MIND?
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  • AM I GOING TO HAVE A BODY OR JUST A SPIRIT?
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  • WELL, PEOPLE HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PLACE
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  • CALLED HEAVEN, SO TODAY I INVITE YOU TO TAKE YOUR
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  • BIBLES AND JOIN ME AS WE DISCOVER
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  • "THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN".
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  • MUSIC
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  • I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT
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  • THE RAPTURE IS GOING TO BE LIKE?
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  • WHAT'S NEXT ON GOD'S TIMELINE?
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  • WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HADES,
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  • HELL AND THE LAKE OF FIRE?
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  • WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST?
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BRAND-NEW
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  • BOOK WITH CLEAR ANSWERS TO TWENTY-ONE QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT THE END TIMES.
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  • DISCOVER WHY UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL PROPHECY IS
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  • CRITICAL TO YOUR LIFE TODAY,
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  • AS WELL AS YOUR FUTURE.
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  • REQUEST CLEAR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT THE END TIMES
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • TODAY THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN OUR
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  • CULTURE ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF HEAVEN.
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  • WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION: WHY DOESN'T THE BIBLE TELL
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  • US MORE ABOUT THE ETERNAL STATE FOR BELIEVERS?
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  • IT'S TRUE THAT THE BIBLE MENTIONS HEAVEN MORE THAN
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  • 550 TIMES IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,
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  • BUT FRANKLY MANY OF THE QUESTIONS WE HAVE ABOUT
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  • HEAVEN AREN'T FOUND IN THE BIBLE.
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  • PERHAPS GOD KNOWING OUR FINITE MINDS REALIZES
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  • WE'RE NOT CAPABLE OF GRASPING ALL OF THE TRUTHS
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  • ABOUT HEAVEN; OR PERHAPS GOD REALIZES THAT IF WE
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  • REALLY KNEW WHAT AWAITS AS BELIEVERS ON THE OTHER
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  • SIDE OF THE GRAVE; WE'D HAVE VERY DIFFICULT TIME
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  • CONCENTRATING ON OUR PRESENT RESPONSIBILITIES.
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  • MAYBE GOD KNOWS IF WE REALLY KNEW ALL OF THE
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  • GREAT THINGS HE HAS PLANNED FOR US WE COULDN'T
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  • STAND TO LIVE IN THIS LIFE.
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  • WE'D BE READY TO GET TO THE NEXT LIFE.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS GOD HAS REVEALED JUST ENOUGH IN
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  • THE BIBLE ABOUT HEAVEN TO WHET OUR APPETITE FOR IT.
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  • AND AS WE CONCLUDE OUR SERIES TODAY ON BIBLE
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  • PROPHECY, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT WE CALL THE
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  • ETERNAL STATE FOR BELIEVERS.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE REVEALS TO
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  • US ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • AND SO TODAY WHAT I'M GOING TO ATTEMPT TO DO,
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  • IS I'M GOING TO ANSWER THE 10 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED
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  • QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • AND WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS IN ANSWER TO THOSE QUESTIONS.
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  • THE FIRST IN THE FOUNDATIONAL QUESTION IS:
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  • IS HEAVEN AN ACTUAL PLACE
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  • OR IS IT SIMPLY A STATE OF MIND?
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  • NOW, TURN OVER TO JOHN 14:2-3;
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  • NOW THIS IS JESUS TEACHING.
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  • HE SAID, "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY DWELLING
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  • PLACES; IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU.
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  • FOR I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU;
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  • AND IF I GO AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU,
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  • I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU TO MYSELF THAT
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  • WHERE I AM THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO."
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  • THAT WORD "PLACE" IS THE GREEK WORD TOPOS,
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  • AND IT MEANS A GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.
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  • IT'S AS IF JESUS WERE GOING OUT OF HIS WAY TO
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  • SAY: HEAVEN IS AN ACTUAL PLACE.
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  • I'M GOING TO PREPARE - NOT A STATE OF MIND - FOR YOU,
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  • BUT A PLACE FOR YOU.
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  • IN HEAVEN THERE ARE MANY PLACES,
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  • AND ONE DAY I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU TO THAT PLACE.
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  • AND JESUS WENT ON TO SAY, "IF THIS WERE NOT TRUE,
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  • I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU."
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  • JESUS SAID HEAVEN IS AN ACTUAL PLACE,
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  • NOT JUST A STATE OF MIND.
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  • WELL THAT LEADS TO A SECOND QUESTION: WELL,
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  • WHERE DO CHRISTIANS GO THEN WHEN THEY DIE?
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  • WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE DIE?
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  • SECOND CORINTHIANS 5:8 IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE MOMENT
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  • A CHRISTIAN DIES, HIS SPIRIT GOES IMMEDIATELY
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  • INTO THE PRESENCE OF JESUS.
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  • AND IN THAT SENSE HE IS IN HEAVEN.
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  • BUT THE HEAVEN THAT A CHRISTIAN IMMEDIATELY GOES
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  • TO IS NOT HIS FINAL AND ETERNAL HOME.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN 2 PETER 3:10 THAT ONE DAY THIS
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  • PRESENT HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE GOING TO BE DESTROYED
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  • BY FIRE; AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
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  • REVELATION 21:1 SAYS, JOHN SAYS,
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  • "I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH FOR THE FIRST
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  • HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH PASSED AWAY,
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  • AND THERE IS NO LONGER ANY SEA."
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  • WE GO IMMEDIATELY WHEN WE DIE TO BE WITH THE LORD,
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  • BUT THAT IS NOT OUR FINAL AND ETERNAL DWELLING PLACE.
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  • ULTIMATELY, WE WILL INHABIT THE NEW HEAVEN,
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  • AND THE NEW EARTH THAT ARE YET TO BE CONSTRUCTED.
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  • WELL, THAT LEADS TO A THIRD QUESTION: ARE YOU
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  • SAYING THEN, PASTOR, THAT WHEN PEOPLE DIE THEY GO TO
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  • A KIND OF PURGATORY UNTIL THE END OF TIME?
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  • NOT AT ALL.
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  • NOT AT ALL.
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  • TURN OVER TO LUKE 16 FOR A MOMENT TO THIS PASSAGE
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  • WE LOOKED AT A FEW WEEKS AGO:
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  • THE STORY OF A RICH MAN AND LAZARUS.
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  • REMEMBER BOTH OF THESE MEN DIED,
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  • AND REMEMBER LAZARUS BECAUSE OF HIS
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS, HIS DEPENDENCE UPON GOD WAS
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  • TAKEN INTO THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD,
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  • ABRAHAM'S BOSOM.
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  • BUT LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RICH MAN,
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  • VERSE 23, "AND IN HADES THE RICH MAN LIFTED UP HIS
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  • EYES, BEING IN TORMENT, AND SAW ABRAHAM FAR AWAY
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  • AND LAZARUS IN HIS BOSOM."
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  • REMEMBER THIS PASSAGE SAYS THAT WHEN AN UNBELIEVER
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  • DIES, HE GOES TO THIS TEMPORARY PLACE OF TORMENT
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  • HADES, AND ULTIMATELY HE WILL BE CAST
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  • INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES,
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  • HE GOES IMMEDIATELY INTO THE PRESENCE OF JESUS AND
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  • EXPERIENCES BLESSINGS, WHILE HE AWAITS THE NEW
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  • HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH THAT WILL BE
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  • HIS ULTIMATE DWELLING PLACE.
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  • WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES HE IMMEDIATELY BEGINS
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  • EXPERIENCING THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN THE LORD'S PRESENCE.
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  • AND WHEN A NON-CHRISTIAN DIES,
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  • HE IMMEDIATELY BEGINS EXPERIENCING THE AGONY OF
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  • BEING SEPARATED FROM GOD.
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  • QUESTION NUMBER FOUR: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
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  • THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM AND THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW
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  • EARTH DESCRIBED IN REVELATION 21 AND 22?
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  • SOME PEOPLE GET THE MILLENNIUM AND HEAVEN MIXED UP.
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  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
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  • REMEMBER THAT REVELATION 20 TELLS US THAT AFTER
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  • CHRIST COMES BACK TO EARTH AT HIS SECOND COMING,
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  • REMEMBER HE BOUNDS SATAN FOR 1.000 YEARS,
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  • AND HE REIGNS ON THE THRONE OF DAVID FOR 1.000 YEARS.
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  • IT IS DURING THIS TIME THAT THE EARTH EXPERIENCES A RENOVATION.
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  • NOT A RE-CREATION.
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  • A RENOVATION.
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  • BECAUSE SATAN HAS BEEN BOUND,
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  • MUCH OF THE CURSE OF THE EARTH WILL BE LIFTED.
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  • THOSE WHO ARE LIVING IN THEIR NATURAL BODIES
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  • DURING THE MILLENNIUM WILL LIVE LONGER
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  • THAN THEY LIVE RIGHT NOW.
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  • THE EARTH'S VEGETATION WILL INCREASE.
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  • IT WILL BE A BETTER EARTH.
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  • IT WILL BE A RENOVATED EARTH,
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  • BUT IT IS STILL THIS PRESENT EARTH THAT HAS
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  • BEEN IMPROVED SOMEWHAT.
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  • BUT THEN AS 2 PETER 3 SAYS,
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  • AFTER THE MILLENNIUM, AND AFTER THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT,
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  • GOD WILL DESTROY THIS PRESENT HEAVEN AND EARTH.
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  • AND LOOK AT REVELATION 21:1-3.
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  • JOHN SAYS, "AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH
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  • FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH PASSED
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  • AWAY, AND THERE IS NO LONGER ANY SEA.
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  • AND I SAW THE HOLY CITY NEW JERUSALEM COMING DOWN
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  • OUT OF HEAVEN FROM GOD MADE READY AS A BRIDE
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  • ADORNED FOR HER HUSBAND."
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  • VERSE 3, "AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICE FROM THE THRONE
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  • SAYING, 'BEHOLD THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS AMONG
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  • MEN, AND HE SHALL DWELL AMONG THEM;
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  • AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE;
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  • AND GOD HIMSELF SHALL BE AMONG THEM.'" JOHN SAYS
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  • AFTER THE PRESENT HEAVEN AND EARTH WERE DESTROYED,
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  • HE LOOKED UP AND HE SAW THIS HEAVENLY CITY,
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  • THE NEW JERUSALEM, COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN TO EARTH.
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  • NOW THE CENTER PLACE OF THIS NEW HEAVEN AND NEW
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  • EARTH IS THIS CITY CALLED THE NEW JERUSALEM.
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  • AND JOHN GIVES TWO CHAPTERS,
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  • CHAPTERS 21 AND 22 OF REVELATION,
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  • TO DESCRIBE WHAT THIS CITY IS GOING TO BE LIKE.
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  • IT HAS 12 GATES.
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  • IT HAS A GREAT WALL.
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  • IT HAS FOUNDATION STONES.
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  • THERE'LL BE NO NIGHT ANY LONGER.
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  • THERE'LL NOT BE ANY SEA ANY LONGER.
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  • THERE'LL BE A TREE OF LIFE THAT PROVIDES
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  • HEALING FOR THE NATIONS.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS,
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  • BUT IT'S DESCRIBED THERE.
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  • BUT ONE OF THE DISTINGUISHING INTERESTING
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  • ASPECTS OF THIS NEW JERUSALEM IS THE SIZE OF THE CITY.
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  • JOHN DESCRIBES IT AS BEING A CITY THAT IS 1.500 MILES
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  • LONG, WIDE, AND HIGH.
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  • NOW THAT'S ONE BIG CITY.
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  • AND THAT'S THE NEW JERUSALEM;
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  • AND THERE'S NO REASON, BY THE WAY,
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  • TO THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE THE ONLY PLACE WE LIVE.
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  • IT'S JUST GOING TO BE THE CENTER PLACE OF THE NEW
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  • HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH.
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  • THAT LEADS TO A FIFTH QUESTION: WHAT KIND OF
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  • BODIES WILL WE INHABIT IN THE NEW HEAVEN,
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  • AND WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?
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  • OUR RESURRECTED BODIES, WHY,
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO BE SO MUCH BETTER
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  • THAN WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND AREN'T YOU GLAD THAT'S GOING TO BE TRUE?
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  • AMEN.
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  • BUT STILL OUR BODIES ARE NOT GOING TO BE UNIFORM,
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  • WE'RE NOT ALL GOING TO LOOK LIKE ONE ANOTHER,
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  • OUR RESURRECTED BODIES ARE GOING TO,
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  • IN SOME WAYS, BE SIMILAR TO OUR CURRENT BODIES.
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  • REMEMBER IN LUKE 24 WE FIND AN OCCURRENCE OF
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  • JESUS' POST-RESURRECTION EXPERIENCES.
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  • HE HAD DIED.
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  • HE HAD BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • HE WAS IN HIS NEW RESURRECTION BODY.
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  • AND YOU FIND THAT HIS RESURRECTION BODY IN MANY
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  • WAYS WAS SIMILAR TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
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  • HIS DISCIPLES RECOGNIZED HIM,
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  • TOOK THEM A LITTLE WHILE, BUT THEY RECOGNIZED HIM.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR RESURRECTION BODY IS
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  • GOING TO BE LIKE, LOOK AT THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • IN 1 JOHN 3:10, REMEMBER WHAT JOHN SAID?
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  • HE SAID, "BRETHREN, IT HAS NOT YET APPEARED AS TO
  • 00:10:17.250 --> 00:10:20.110
  • WHAT WE SHALL BE LIKE, BUT WHEN HE APPEARS
  • 00:10:20.120 --> 00:10:24.260
  • WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM."
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:28.120
  • THE BIBLE SAYS YOU AND I ARE GOING TO BE JUST LIKE
  • 00:10:28.130 --> 00:10:31.160
  • JESUS IN THAT NEW RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:10:31.170 --> 00:10:34.220
  • QUESTION NUMBER SIX: WELL, WHAT AGE WILL WE BE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:39.200
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE POSTULATED THAT PERHAPS
  • 00:10:39.210 --> 00:10:42.120
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE THE SAME AGE JESUS WAS WHEN
  • 00:10:42.130 --> 00:10:44.140
  • HE STARTED HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:10:44.150 --> 00:10:45.150
  • WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE 30 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:10:45.160 --> 00:10:48.010
  • THAT'S COMPLETE CONJECTURE.
  • 00:10:48.020 --> 00:10:49.180
  • THE FACT IS WE DON'T KNOW WHAT AGE WE WILL BE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:10:49.190 --> 00:10:55.060
  • BUT NOW WE GET TO THE QUESTION
  • 00:10:55.070 --> 00:10:57.050
  • EVERYBODY'S INTERESTED IN.
  • 00:10:57.060 --> 00:10:59.030
  • NUMBER SEVEN: WILL THERE BE ANIMALS IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:10:59.040 --> 00:11:03.140
  • AND SPECIFICALLY WILL MY PET BE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:11:03.150 --> 00:11:08.070
  • LET'S SEE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT
  • 00:11:08.080 --> 00:11:10.000
  • THE PLACE OF ANIMALS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:12.150
  • FIRST OF ALL, ISAIAH 11 IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE
  • 00:11:12.160 --> 00:11:16.160
  • MILLENNIUM, THE RENOVATED EARTH,
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:19.030
  • WHEN CHRIST REIGNS FOR 1.000 YEARS.
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:21.200
  • AND YES, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THERE WILL BE ANIMALS
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:24.150
  • PRESENT DURING THE MILLENNIUM.
  • 00:11:24.160 --> 00:11:26.100
  • VERSE 6 SAYS, "AND THE WOLF WILL DWELL WITH THE
  • 00:11:26.110 --> 00:11:28.230
  • LAMB, AND THE LEOPARD WILL LIE DOWN WITH THE KID,
  • 00:11:28.240 --> 00:11:31.010
  • AND THE CALF, AND THE YOUNG LION,
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:32.190
  • AND THE FATLING TOGETHER; AND A LITTLE BOY WILL LEAD THEM.
  • 00:11:32.200 --> 00:11:35.160
  • ALSO THE COW AND THE BEAR WILL GRAZE.
  • 00:11:35.170 --> 00:11:38.020
  • THEIR YOUNG WILL LIE DOWN TOGETHER;
  • 00:11:38.030 --> 00:11:39.170
  • AND THE LION WILL EAT STRAW LIKE THE OX."
  • 00:11:39.180 --> 00:11:41.250
  • AND ON AND ON.
  • 00:11:41.260 --> 00:11:43.020
  • OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE ANIMALS PRESENT DURING THE MILLENNIUM.
  • 00:11:43.030 --> 00:11:46.070
  • FURTHERMORE, THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS AT THE SECOND
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:49.070
  • COMING OF CHRIST THAT PRECEDES THE MILLENNIUM
  • 00:11:49.080 --> 00:11:53.070
  • THERE IS SOME TYPE OF ANIMAL COMING OUT OF
  • 00:11:53.080 --> 00:11:55.280
  • HEAVEN THERE ARE HORSES THAT THE LORD AND THOSE
  • 00:11:55.290 --> 00:11:58.290
  • WHO BELONG TO HIM COME WITH HIM AT THE SECOND COMING.
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:03.120
  • BUT AFTER REVELATION 21 AND 22,
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:06.290
  • WHEN YOU GET TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PRESENT
  • 00:12:07.000 --> 00:12:09.040
  • HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND THE CREATION OF THE NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:11.240
  • AND EARTH YOU FIND NO MENTION OF ANIMALS IN THE NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:11.250 --> 00:12:16.040
  • NO MENTION OF THEM ANYWHERE.
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:18.160
  • DOES THAT MEAN THEY'RE NOT HERE?
  • 00:12:18.170 --> 00:12:20.080
  • NOT NECESSARILY.
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:21.260
  • BUT THE WORD OF GOD TEACHES THAT THERE IS A
  • 00:12:21.270 --> 00:12:23.210
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAN AND ANIMAL.
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:27.020
  • AND THE BASIC DIFFERENCE IS THAT ETERNALITY OF
  • 00:12:27.030 --> 00:12:30.100
  • MAN'S SOUL COMPARED TO THAT OF AN ANIMAL.
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:33.220
  • ANIMALS AND BEASTS ARE ALIKE IN THIS WAY - THEY DIE.
  • 00:12:33.230 --> 00:12:37.240
  • THERE'S NO ADVANTAGE TO BEING A HUMAN OVER AN
  • 00:12:37.250 --> 00:12:39.180
  • ANIMAL IN THE FACT THAT YOU DON'T ESCAPE DEATH.
  • 00:12:39.190 --> 00:12:41.270
  • JUST LIKE AN ANIMAL DIES, YOU DIE,
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:44.000
  • AND YOUR BODY RETURNS TO DUST.
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:45.190
  • BUT HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE: THE BREATH,
  • 00:12:45.200 --> 00:12:47.200
  • THE SPIRIT OF A MAN ASCENDS TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:51.150
  • THERE IS AN ETERNALITY OF MAN THAT IS NOT TRUE OF ANIMALS.
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:57.180
  • IF THERE ARE ANIMALS IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW
  • 00:12:57.190 --> 00:13:00.290
  • EARTH, THEY'RE GOING TO BE NEW ANIMALS THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:13:01.000 --> 00:13:03.280
  • CREATED, PROBABLY NOT OUR RESURRECTED PETS.
  • 00:13:03.290 --> 00:13:08.010
  • NUMBER EIGHT: WILL THERE BE MARRIAGE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:13:08.020 --> 00:13:12.050
  • WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:13.150
  • TURN OVER TO LUKE 20.
  • 00:13:13.160 --> 00:13:14.180
  • THAT'S THE QUESTION THE BIBLE ANSWERS VERY,
  • 00:13:14.190 --> 00:13:17.100
  • VERY CLEARLY.
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:18.090
  • LOOK AT VERSE 34 OF LUKE 20,
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:20.180
  • "AND JESUS SAID TO THEM, 'THE SONS OF THIS AGE
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:24.010
  • MARRY AND ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE,
  • 00:13:24.020 --> 00:13:26.110
  • BUT THOSE WHO ARE CONSIDERED WORTHY TO
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:28.160
  • ATTAIN TO THAT AGE AND THE RESURRECTION FROM THE
  • 00:13:28.170 --> 00:13:31.020
  • DEAD, NEITHER MARRY NOR ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE;
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:35.070
  • FOR NEITHER CAN THEY DIE ANYMORE,
  • 00:13:35.080 --> 00:13:37.070
  • FOR THEY ARE LIKE ANGELS,
  • 00:13:37.080 --> 00:13:39.130
  • AND ARE SONS OF GOD, BEING SONS OF THE RESURRECTION.'"
  • 00:13:39.140 --> 00:13:43.240
  • NOW NOTICE JESUS DID NOT SAY:
  • 00:13:43.250 --> 00:13:46.000
  • WHEN WE DIE, WE BECOME ANGELS.
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:49.170
  • JESUS IS SIMPLY SAYING IN OUR RESURRECTED BODIES WE
  • 00:13:49.180 --> 00:13:52.090
  • ARE LIKE ANGELS IN THIS ASPECT.
  • 00:13:52.100 --> 00:13:54.260
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO MARRY, AND THEREFORE WE'RE NOT
  • 00:13:54.270 --> 00:13:57.270
  • GOING TO PROCREATE.
  • 00:13:57.280 --> 00:14:00.160
  • WE WILL NOT BE MARRIED TO OTHER PEOPLE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:00.170 --> 00:14:05.260
  • NOW, YOU KNOW, TO SOME PEOPLE THAT'S VERY
  • 00:14:05.270 --> 00:14:10.250
  • UPSETTING THE FACT THAT THEIR MARRIAGE IS NOT
  • 00:14:10.260 --> 00:14:13.210
  • GOING TO CONTINUE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:13.220 --> 00:14:15.120
  • OTHER PEOPLE ARE MORE UPSET THAT THEIR PET'S NOT
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:17.130
  • GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN THAN THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:14:17.140 --> 00:14:19.150
  • GOING TO BE MARRIED IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:19.160 --> 00:14:21.060
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW YOUR MATE.
  • 00:14:21.070 --> 00:14:24.000
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU WON'T HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 00:14:24.010 --> 00:14:26.090
  • YOUR MATE AS YOU DO WITH OTHER FRIENDS,
  • 00:14:26.100 --> 00:14:27.240
  • BUT IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:14:27.250 --> 00:14:32.010
  • NOW IF THE THOUGHT THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE
  • 00:14:32.020 --> 00:14:33.170
  • MARRIED, OR THE THOUGHT THAT FIDO ISN'T GOING TO
  • 00:14:33.180 --> 00:14:36.160
  • BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN CAUSES YOU A LOT OF ANGST
  • 00:14:36.170 --> 00:14:39.160
  • - REMEMBER THIS - HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE
  • 00:14:39.170 --> 00:14:42.000
  • A PLACE OF COMPLETE JOY.
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:44.000
  • GOD KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY,
  • 00:14:44.010 --> 00:14:47.040
  • AND THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANYTHING LACKING IN
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:49.230
  • HEAVEN, THE BIBLE TELLS US.
  • 00:14:49.240 --> 00:14:51.220
  • WELL THAT BEGS THE QUESTION THEN,
  • 00:14:51.230 --> 00:14:53.230
  • QUESTION NUMBER NINE: WHAT ARE GOING TO DO IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:57.220
  • WHAT ARE WE GOING TO SPEND ETERNITY DOING?
  • 00:14:57.230 --> 00:14:59.220
  • NOW WE KNOW THE PICTURE OF,
  • 00:14:59.230 --> 00:15:01.140
  • YOU KNOW, FLOATING ON THE CLOUD PLUCKING THE HARP
  • 00:15:01.150 --> 00:15:03.120
  • THAT'S A MISCHARACTERIZATION OF HEAVEN;
  • 00:15:03.130 --> 00:15:05.220
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE FOUND IS EVEN SOME
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:07.190
  • CHRISTIANS, MANY CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:15:07.200 --> 00:15:10.120
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:12.000
  • TO BE DOING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:12.010 --> 00:15:13.100
  • THE BIBLE SAYS NOT ONLY ARE WE GOING TO BE
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:15.050
  • WORSHIPPING WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:19.170
  • THE FACT IS GOD CREATED US TO DO MORE THAN WORSHIP.
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:25.020
  • GOD CREATED US TO WORK.
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:28.020
  • AND THE REASON GOD CREATED US TO WORK IS
  • 00:15:28.030 --> 00:15:30.060
  • WE ARE MADE IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:15:30.070 --> 00:15:32.090
  • GOD IS A WORKER.
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:33.180
  • HE CREATED US TO WORK, AND LISTEN TO ME,
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:36.110
  • WORSHIP AND WORK ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.
  • 00:15:36.120 --> 00:15:40.250
  • YOU CAN BE WORSHIPPING WHILE YOU WORK.
  • 00:15:40.260 --> 00:15:44.230
  • IN MATTHEW 25 JESUS TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:15:44.240 --> 00:15:47.210
  • THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS.
  • 00:15:47.220 --> 00:15:49.160
  • AND HE WAS TEACHING US THAT DEPENDENT UPON OUR
  • 00:15:49.170 --> 00:15:52.030
  • FAITHFULNESS IN THIS LIFE, WE WILL RECEIVE
  • 00:15:52.040 --> 00:15:54.100
  • RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE NEXT LIFE.
  • 00:15:54.110 --> 00:15:56.240
  • GOD WILL GIVE US RESPONSIBILITIES TO CARRY
  • 00:15:56.250 --> 00:15:59.080
  • OUT THROUGHOUT ALL ETERNITY,
  • 00:15:59.090 --> 00:16:01.050
  • AND WE WILL FIND FULFILLMENT IN DOING THAT.
  • 00:16:01.060 --> 00:16:04.060
  • WE WILL BE WORKING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:04.070 --> 00:16:07.100
  • QUESTION NUMBER TEN, AND I GET THIS ALL THE TIME:
  • 00:16:07.110 --> 00:16:10.090
  • ARE CHRISTIANS IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW AWARE OF
  • 00:16:10.100 --> 00:16:14.010
  • WHAT'S GOING ON EARTH?
  • 00:16:14.020 --> 00:16:16.150
  • ARE CHRISTIANS IN HEAVEN AWARE
  • 00:16:16.160 --> 00:16:18.090
  • OF WHAT'S GOING ON EARTH?
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:20.150
  • AND I THINK THE BIBLE ANSWERS THAT QUESTION
  • 00:16:20.160 --> 00:16:23.110
  • WITH AN AFFIRMING YES.
  • 00:16:23.120 --> 00:16:25.260
  • AT LEAST TO SOME EXTENT PEOPLE IN HEAVEN KNOW
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:28.260
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING ON EARTH.
  • 00:16:28.270 --> 00:16:30.030
  • WHERE DO I FIND THAT IN THE BIBLE?
  • 00:16:30.040 --> 00:16:31.240
  • WELL THINK ABOUT ABRAHAM IN LUKE 16.
  • 00:16:31.250 --> 00:16:34.140
  • HE WAS WITH THE LORD,
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:35.160
  • BUT HE WAS AWARE OF THE RICH MAN'S SUFFERING.
  • 00:16:35.170 --> 00:16:38.180
  • OR IN REVOLATION 6:10, THE TRIBULATION SAINTS THAT IS THOSE
  • 00:16:38.190 --> 00:16:42.290
  • CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE DIED BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH,
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:45.000
  • THEIR SPIRITS ARE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:16:45.010 --> 00:16:46.040
  • ARE LOOKING DOWN AT WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:48.160
  • DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
  • 00:16:48.170 --> 00:16:50.010
  • AND NOTICE WHAT THEY CRY OUT;
  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:51.070
  • THEY SAID: OH LORD, HOW LONG WILL YOU REFRAIN FROM
  • 00:16:51.080 --> 00:16:54.230
  • JUDGING AND AVENGING OUR BLOOD ON THOSE
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:57.190
  • WHO DWELL UPON THE EARTH?
  • 00:16:57.200 --> 00:17:00.020
  • SO THE BIBLE IS CLEAR AT LEAST TO SOME EXTENT THAT
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:03.000
  • PEOPLE IN HEAVEN ARE AWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH.
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:07.000
  • OF COURSE, THAT BRINGS UP A RELATED QUESTION: WELL,
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:09.160
  • DOES THAT MEAN THEN THAT CHRISTIANS IN HEAVEN ARE
  • 00:17:09.170 --> 00:17:14.080
  • GOING TO EXPERIENCE GRIEF IN HEAVEN WHEN WE SEE OUR
  • 00:17:14.090 --> 00:17:18.090
  • LOVED ONES BEING CONSIGNED TO HELL?
  • 00:17:18.100 --> 00:17:21.120
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED THAT?
  • 00:17:21.130 --> 00:17:22.270
  • I MEAN HOW IS IT GOING TO BE POSSIBLE IF I HAVE A
  • 00:17:22.280 --> 00:17:25.040
  • FRIEND OR A LOVED ONE WHO IS SUFFERING AND BEING
  • 00:17:25.050 --> 00:17:28.010
  • TORMENTED IN HELL FOREVER HOW COULD
  • 00:17:28.020 --> 00:17:30.010
  • I EVER POSSIBLY ENJOY HEAVEN?
  • 00:17:30.020 --> 00:17:35.130
  • REVELATION 21:4 JOHN SAYS, "AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY
  • 00:17:35.140 --> 00:17:41.200
  • EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES."
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:45.200
  • AND THIS TAKES PLACE AFTER THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:48.070
  • JUDGMENT; AFTER UNBELIEVERS ARE CAST
  • 00:17:48.080 --> 00:17:51.120
  • INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • 00:17:51.130 --> 00:17:53.130
  • AFTER THAT TIME, JOHN SAYS,
  • 00:17:53.140 --> 00:17:55.100
  • GOD WIPES AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM OUR EYES.
  • 00:17:55.110 --> 00:17:59.110
  • HOW COULD THAT BE POSSIBLE IF WE KNOW
  • 00:17:59.120 --> 00:18:01.170
  • LOVED ONES ARE SUFFERING IN HELL?
  • 00:18:01.180 --> 00:18:05.180
  • IN 2 THESSALONIANS 1 WE FIND AN INTERESTING
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:09.090
  • DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENS
  • 00:18:09.100 --> 00:18:10.160
  • WHEN THE LORD RETURNS.
  • 00:18:10.170 --> 00:18:11.210
  • YOU KNOW WHEN THE LORD WAS HERE THE FIRST TIME ON
  • 00:18:11.220 --> 00:18:13.180
  • EARTH, BIBLE SAYS HE WEPT OVER THE LOST.
  • 00:18:13.190 --> 00:18:17.290
  • HE CRIED OVER JERUSALEM.
  • 00:18:18.000 --> 00:18:20.020
  • HE WAS GRIEVED OVER THE PROSPECT
  • 00:18:20.030 --> 00:18:22.220
  • OF PEOPLE GOING TO HELL.
  • 00:18:22.230 --> 00:18:25.050
  • BUT 2 THESSALONIANS 1 SAYS WHEN THE LORD COMES THE
  • 00:18:25.060 --> 00:18:28.160
  • SECOND TIME, HE WILL COME DEALING OUT RETRIBUTION
  • 00:18:28.170 --> 00:18:32.220
  • AGAINST UNBELIEVERS; AND THERE'LL BE NO TEARS;
  • 00:18:32.230 --> 00:18:36.060
  • THERE'LL BE NO GRIEVING ON HIS PART AS HE RENDERS
  • 00:18:36.070 --> 00:18:39.260
  • JUDGMENT TO UNBELIEVERS.
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:41.190
  • AND IN 2 THESSALONIANS 1:10 IT SAYS: AND AFTER HE
  • 00:18:41.200 --> 00:18:45.070
  • DOES THAT, CHRIST WILL BE MARVELED AT AMONG THOSE
  • 00:18:45.080 --> 00:18:49.210
  • WHO HAVE BELIEVED.
  • 00:18:49.220 --> 00:18:51.100
  • I THINK WHAT THE SCRIPTURE IS SAYING IS THIS: WHEN WE
  • 00:18:51.110 --> 00:18:55.100
  • SEE LIFE FROM GOD'S PERSPECTIVE;
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:18:59.080
  • WHEN WE ARE WITH HIM AND UNDERSTAND THE TRUE
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:01.160
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AND THE TRUE AWFULNESS OF SIN;
  • 00:19:01.170 --> 00:19:07.050
  • AND WE REALIZE THAT EVERY PERSON WHO IS CONSIGNED TO
  • 00:19:07.060 --> 00:19:10.080
  • HELL DESERVES TO BE THERE BECAUSE THEY'VE REJECTED
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:13.200
  • CHRIST THAT WILL CAUSE EVERY TEAR,
  • 00:19:13.210 --> 00:19:17.010
  • EVERY BIT OF REMORSE TO BE WIPED AWAY.
  • 00:19:17.020 --> 00:19:21.020
  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT COMPLETELY,
  • 00:19:21.030 --> 00:19:24.040
  • BUT I LIKE WHAT J. I. PACKER WROTE ONE TIME WHEN HE SAID,
  • 00:19:24.050 --> 00:19:27.030
  • "OTHER PEOPLE'S HELL WILL NOT VETO OUR HEAVEN."
  • 00:19:27.040 --> 00:19:32.090
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ON THAT DAY GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY
  • 00:19:32.100 --> 00:19:35.290
  • TEAR FROM OUR EYES; THERE SHALL NO LONGER BE ANY
  • 00:19:36.000 --> 00:19:38.090
  • DEATH, OR MOURNING, OR CRYING,
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:40.170
  • OR PAIN FOR THE OLD THINGS WILL HAVE PASSED AWAY.
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:44.150
  • BUT THE FACT IS GOD STILL HAS SOME VERY REAL
  • 00:19:44.160 --> 00:19:46.260
  • RESPONSIBILITIES HE WANTS US TO CARRY OUT HERE ON
  • 00:19:46.270 --> 00:19:49.190
  • EARTH BEFORE WE GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:49.200 --> 00:19:52.090
  • BUT THE FACT THAT THIS LIFE IS SO UNPLEASANT
  • 00:19:52.100 --> 00:19:55.160
  • RIGHT NOW ONLY IS GOING TO MAKE HEAVEN TASTE
  • 00:19:55.170 --> 00:19:58.070
  • THAT MUCH BETTER.
  • 00:19:58.080 --> 00:19:59.070
  • BUT LISTEN TO THIS, THE REVERSE IS ALSO TRUE.
  • 00:19:59.080 --> 00:20:03.130
  • KNOWING WHAT AWAITS US MAKES THIS LIFE MORE BEARABLE.
  • 00:20:03.140 --> 00:20:08.150
  • PAUL SAID IT THIS WAY; HE SAID: FOR WHAT WE GO
  • 00:20:08.160 --> 00:20:10.150
  • THROUGH IN THIS LIFE, IT IS A LIGHT MOMENTARY
  • 00:20:10.160 --> 00:20:12.190
  • AFFLICTION COMPARED TO THE ETERNAL GLORY THAT AWAITS US.
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:17.100
  • YOU KNOW ONE OF THE GREATEST CRITICISMS
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:18.260
  • AGAINST THE TEACHING OF BIBLE PROPHECY VERY FEW
  • 00:20:18.270 --> 00:20:21.290
  • CHURCHES TODAY EVEN TALK ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF
  • 00:20:22.000 --> 00:20:24.000
  • PROPHECY ANYMORE; BUT ONE OF THE FREQUENT CRITICISMS
  • 00:20:24.010 --> 00:20:26.260
  • IS: WELL, BIBLE PROPHECY HAS NOTHING TO DO
  • 00:20:26.270 --> 00:20:29.150
  • WITH EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:20:29.160 --> 00:20:30.210
  • HAVEN'T YOU HEARD PEOPLE SAY: OH,
  • 00:20:30.220 --> 00:20:32.110
  • THEY'RE SO HEAVENLY MINDED,
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:34.010
  • THEY'RE NO EARTHLY GOOD.
  • 00:20:34.020 --> 00:20:36.050
  • WELL LOOK, THE BIBLE NEVER DIVORCES THE TRUTH OF THE
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:39.180
  • NEXT LIFE FOR MY RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS LIFE.
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  • LISTEN TO PETER'S WORDS IN 2 PETER 3:11-12,
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  • "SINCE ALL THESE THINGS ARE TO BE DESTROYED IN
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  • THIS WAY, WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE OUGHT YOU TO BE IN
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  • HOLY CONDUCT IN GODLINESS, LOOKING FOR,
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  • AND HASTENING THE COMING DAY OF THE LORD."
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  • I MEAN THINK ABOUT THIS, FOLKS,
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  • SHOULDN'T THE TRUTH OF THE RAPTURE,
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  • THE FACT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE CAUGHT UP ONE DAY TO
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  • MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR; AND WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE
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  • EVERYTHING BEHIND SHOULDN'T THAT AFFECT OUR
  • 00:21:08.210 --> 00:21:12.210
  • ATTITUDE TOWARD OUR MATERIAL POSSESSIONS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:15.080
  • KNOWING WE'D HAVE TO LET GO OF IT ONE DAY,
  • 00:21:15.090 --> 00:21:17.060
  • SHOULDN'T THAT LOOSEN OUR GRIP ON THOSE
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  • MATERIAL POSSESSION RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:21.180
  • SHOULDN'T THE FACT THAT ONE DAY THERE IS GOING TO
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  • BE A GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT IN WHICH EVERY
  • 00:21:23.060 --> 00:21:25.220
  • UNBELIEVER IS GOING TO BE JUDGED AND CAST
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  • INTO AN ETERNAL PLACE OF TORMENT.
  • 00:21:28.030 --> 00:21:31.200
  • SHOULDN'T THAT BE A MOTIVATION RIGHT NOW FOR
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  • US TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH OUR FRIENDS AND
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:36.190
  • FAMILY MEMBERS, WARNING THEM OF THE FUTURE
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  • THAT AWAITS THEM?
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  • SHOULDN'T THE FACT THAT YOU AND I ARE GOING TO
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:42.250
  • STAND ONE DAY BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
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  • AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT FOR EVERY WORD,
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  • EVERY ACTION, EVERY ATTITUDE SHOULDN'T THAT
  • 00:21:48.280 --> 00:21:52.090
  • HAVE SOME IMPACT ON HOW WE LIVE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:21:52.100 --> 00:21:56.030
  • C. S. LEWIS TALKED ABOUT THE VALUE OF BEING HEAVENLY
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  • MINDED, OF FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE.
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  • I CLOSE WITH THIS.
  • 00:22:06.110 --> 00:22:07.100
  • HE SAID, "HOPE IS ONE OF THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES.
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  • THIS MEANS THAT A CONTINUAL LOOKING FORWARD
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  • TO THE ETERNAL WORLD IS NOT AS SOME MODERN PEOPLE
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  • THINK A FORM OF ESCAPISM OR WISHFUL THINKING,
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  • BUT IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS A CHRISTIAN IS MEANT TO DO.
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  • IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE ARE TO LEAVE
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  • THE PRESENT WORLD AS IT IS.
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  • IF YOU READ HISTORY, YOU'LL FIND THAT THE
  • 00:22:28.160 --> 00:22:30.090
  • CHRISTIANS WHO DID THE MOST FOR THE PRESENT WORLD
  • 00:22:30.100 --> 00:22:34.070
  • WERE JUST THOSE WHO THOUGHT MOST OF THE NEXT WORLD.
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:38.010
  • IT IS SINCE CHRISTIANS HAVE LARGELY CEASED TO
  • 00:22:38.020 --> 00:22:40.150
  • THINK ABOUT THE OTHER WORLD THAT THEY HAVE
  • 00:22:40.160 --> 00:22:43.020
  • BECOME SO INEFFECTIVE IN THIS ONE.
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  • AIM AT HEAVEN AND YOU'LL GET EARTH THROWN IN.
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  • AIM AT EARTH, AND YOU'LL GET NEITHER."
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  • LIVING IN ANTICIPATION OF THAT PERFECT ENDING THAT
  • 00:22:56.070 --> 00:22:59.290
  • AWAITS EVERY BELIEVER IN CHRIST IS THE STRONGEST
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  • MOTIVATION I KNOW OF FOR LIVING A GOD-CENTERED LIFE
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  • BECAUSE WE WILL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER,
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  • FOREVER WITH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER "PERFECT ENDING."
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