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What Lies Beyond

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October 6, 2019
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Power Point with Jack Graham

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What Lies Beyond

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  • We're in a series of messages called INVISIBLE: THERE IS MORE
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  • TO LIFE THAN WHAT WE SEE. We've discovered that all around us
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  • are spiritual enemies as well as spiritual forces ah... that
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  • fight battles for us... angelic forces as well as demonic
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  • forces, and that the reality of a spiritual warfare, this
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  • invisible war that exists; we're engaged in this every day. We
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  • looked also in the past week at this life within us... the world
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  • within us... the soul; that we are made to live forever. The
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  • soul is created by God; He breathed into us the breath of
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  • life, and the soul is immortal and eternal, and the soul will
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  • live on forever and ever. I saw a Gospel tract... a little
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  • booklet... the other day that said "How to live forever" and
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  • it was a good tract. But the fact is, you don't have to do
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  • anything to live forever. You are going to live forever; that
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  • is the way God made us and created us. But the fact is, we
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  • will have different... different destines and destinations
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  • because the Bible tells us that there is a heaven and there is a
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  • hell, and how we choose in this life regarding Jesus Christ
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  • determines our eternal destiny. But I don't want to get ahead of
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  • myself in this message, because we want to talk about the
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  • afterlife: what really exists out there beyond us. There are
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  • appointments in life. In fact, my life is probably
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  • overscheduled, and yours is, too, most likely, in the rush
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  • of... of these days. I have appointments for almost every
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  • kind of thing, and it's always good when at the last minute an
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  • appointment gets cancelled for some reason, because you can
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  • take a little breath if you're over-scheduled. But, you know,
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  • there are two appointments that we cannot break, that we cannot
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  • schedule; one, is our appointment at birth. The Bible
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  • tells us that God planned our birth. Psalm 139... Even before
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  • we were born, God knew us. Before our substance was
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  • formed... the embryo. Life begins ah... before birth when
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  • we are conceived in our mother's womb, and the Bible clearly
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  • teaches that. And God knows the date of our birth. God also
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  • knows... and we have an appointment at the date of our
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  • death. There is an appointment of death: a date with death.
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  • Ecclesiastes 3:2 says there is: 2) a time to be born, and there
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  • is a time to die, Birth brings us into time to earth, death
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  • brings us into timelessness, eternity. There is a time to
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  • enter life and there is a time to exit life. And God, who is
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  • sovereign, is in control of both our birth, certainly our lives,
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  • and yes, our death and our future. We're realistic about
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  • the fact that life is short and death is sure. But we do have
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  • questions, don't we? Every person has questions about
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  • what's next, about what's after life. And, of course, some have
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  • experienced near-death experiences, out of body
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  • experiences... they are very similar. There are popular books
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  • written regarding these experiences where people...
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  • their stories are very similar. People "flat-line" for some
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  • reason-a car accident, a surgery of some kind, there's a
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  • flat-line, and then the individual comes back after
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  • death so-called and reports that he or she saw their body and
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  • people attending them and their family crying, then ultimately
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  • to a... to a light... a mysterious light but a warm and
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  • drawing light, and passing through that light brought...
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  • brought peace, and then finding themselves back in their bodies.
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  • These stories are very similar. Ah... the fact is, we need to be
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  • cautious regarding these kinds of stories. [I'm] Not here to
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  • deny them or to suggest that they do not happen. I am here to
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  • suggest that I believe in life after death, but not because of
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  • someone's experience but because the Bible tells me there's a
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  • life after death. So we have a more sure word, rather than
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  • ah... an extreme and even esoteric experiences after ah...
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  • death or flat-lining... we don't know. But what we do know is the
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  • Bible tells us there is life after death. We know the Bible
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  • tells us that death is a certainty. Last time I checked
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  • one out of one persons die. That is a one hundred percent
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  • death-rate. There are no Mulligans, no do-overs in life.
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  • [Hebrews 9:27] "For it is appointed unto man once to die",
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  • the Bible says, "and then the Judgment." The fact is, we all
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  • will die: young and old, rich and poor, known and unknown.
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  • Rock stars die; movie stars die; well-known personalities...
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  • presidents, kings, peasants... we all die. We all have a
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  • terminal illness called morality. And somewhere in life
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  • we come face to face with our own morality. Perhaps you're
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  • there today. It is true that three people die every second.
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  • Say with me "one thousand and one". [response] Three people
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  • just died. One hundred and eighty people die every... every
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  • minute. That means, think about it, in the last four or five
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  • min... minutes since I've been speaking and you've been
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  • listening to this message, over a thousand people world-wide
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  • have stepped into eternity. One by one by one we
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  • go. Over ten thousand every hour. That means that in the
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  • hour or so that we're in this worship service ten thousand
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  • souls plus will stand before God. 250.000 people die
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  • every year, a quarter of a million people die
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  • every year. There's a sense of finality
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  • and certainty about that for sure. There are many things that
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  • we may not know about the life to come, but what we know is
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  • that it's coming! That we are dying! I don't know about you,
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  • but I feel a little bit of that these days... every day just in
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  • the frailty of getting older. [Pastor chuckles] You know, what
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  • doesn't hurt, doesn't work sometimes [laughter]. Paul said,
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  • [2 Corinthians 4:16] "The outward man perishes day by
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  • day." This earthly tent is getting older. Did you know the
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  • wise man of the book of Ecclesiastes talked about that?
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  • In fact, turn in your Bibles to Ecclesiastes in your Old
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  • Testament, chapter 12... Ecclesiastes, chapter 12. This
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  • book is the wise saying of... sayings of King Solomon and it's
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  • good advice for everyone, and especially for you young...
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  • young men and women who are listening to me right now;
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  • because it starts out in verse 1: 1) Remember your Creator in
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  • the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years
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  • draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them"; 2)
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  • before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are
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  • darkened and the clouds return after the rain... (Watch this)
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  • 3) in the days when the keepers of the house tremble... You know
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  • what the "keepers of the house" are? Right here... I mean right
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  • here. I'm keeping my house right here. But then the keepers of
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  • the house, you know, start trembling in older age and you
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  • know those fists are quite as strong... these guns aren't
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  • quite as powerful as they used to be. 3) ...the keepers of the
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  • house tremble, and the strong men are bent. You know what the
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  • strong men are? Right here. What's the first thing that goes
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  • for an athlete? The legs! What's the first thing to go for an old
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  • person? The legs! That's why, you know, you find yourself when
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  • you get out of a chair... Guys, you know this, what I'm talking
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  • about. You get out of a chair and you find yourself making
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  • that same sound your dad made. [growl-groan] [laughter] when he
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  • got out of a chair! Right? Or even getting in now can be a...
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  • an issue. And then he says "the strong men are bent (verse 3):
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  • 3)... and the grinders cease because they are few, You know
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  • what the grinders are, right? Your teeth! My grandfather used
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  • to take his teeth out every night, put them in a glass by
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  • his bedside because they were few. They were none in his case!
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  • Now we have great dentists today... great medical care who
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  • save our teeth and good water... better water, and all the rest,
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  • but the fact is, look, I know you got a lot of porcelain teeth
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  • out there, and gold in your teeth and other stuff holding it
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  • together, right? Because it's a natural process! The grinding...
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  • 3) ... the grinders cease because they are few, and then
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  • those who look through the windows are diminished... Your
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  • eyes! You're wearing glasses or contacts because you don't see
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  • as well as you used to see. I don't know about you, but you
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  • know... when... when I started losing my vision it wasn't that
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  • gradual it didn't seem. I could read the book one day and
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  • the next day I couldn't read it! Just like that! And you
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  • need glasses or help, or surgery... that helps, they say.
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  • Then ah... verse 4: 4) ... and the doors on the street are shut
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  • (that's your hearing)-and when the sound of the grinding is
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  • low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird... Now this is
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  • one of life's cruel jokes... when you're older and maybe you
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  • can sleep-in a little bit, you're up before the birds
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  • wondering what to do! [chuckle] 4) ... and all the daughters of
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  • the song are brought... brought low- You know, you don't... you
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  • don't sing. You know, you sorta warble now when you try to sing.
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  • And they're afraid of heights! 5)...they are afraid of what is
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  • high, and terrors are in the way; You ever try to get grandma
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  • on a... on a tall mountain and look over the edge? You probably
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  • won't! We're afraid of heights and other things along the way.
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  • Why? 5) ...because man is going to his eternal home, and
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  • mourners go about the streets... We are nearing home; life is a
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  • journey. It does just seem like yesterday that... that we were
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  • getting out of college and starting our careers (in our
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  • case, our ministry) and starting our family, and teaching our
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  • kids to... you know, teaching my boys to play baseball and... and
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  • yesterday I'm up teaching my grandson... pitching to my
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  • grandson at a baseball game. It goes so quickly. I'm still
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  • surprised by the brevity of life: I am! It's like somebody
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  • hits the fast-forward button on your DVR! Yesterday we were
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  • driving home from our grandson's baseball game and Deb said, "Now
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  • this week we're going to meet with..." and named the person's
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  • name, and... and ah... I said, "Who is this?" "Our estate
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  • planner." I said, "What?" [laughter] "Our estate planner?
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  • Do you know something I don't know?" So now we're... we're
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  • planning our estate. Well, point made, right? Somebody should
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  • have told us this when we first started, if they didn't. The
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  • fact that Scripture says in the book of Amos [4:12], "Prepare to
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  • meet your God." Don't wait for that preparation!
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  • [Music]
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  • [Music]
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  • Spiritual forces are at work behind every victory, every
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  • defeat, every blessing and every disappointment you experience.
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  • That's why I wrote my new book, "Unseen" and it's why I want to
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  • send you a copy today. Challenging popular opinion
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  • about spiritual warfare, "Unseen" teaches you how to
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  • navigate this present world in light of the forces that you
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  • cannot see and it's full of practical, in-depth guidance
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  • about the spiritual realm in which all of us, including you
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  • are a part. And my prayer is that after reading "Unseen" you
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  • will come away enlightened about the supernatural world and be
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  • encouraged that God can provide protection, provision and power,
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  • His very presence to win spiritual battles every day of
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  • your life. There is an unseen, invisible world that surrounds
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  • us everyday, it's just as real as you are. Want to know more?
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  • Then get the book; it will completely change your attitude
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  • toward the spiritual world so please order your copy of
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  • "Unseen" today.
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  • Now the Bible
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  • tells us actually that ah... there are three kinds of death:
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  • there's physical death when the body dies, and there is the
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  • second death... Jesus spoke of the second death. He said, "It
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  • would have been better if you had not been born the first time
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  • than to experience the second death." What is the second
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  • death? We are to talk about that next week on the message
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  • regarding hell and the afterlife of judgment. We'll talk about
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  • that... the second death. But the Bible also talks about
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  • spiritual death and it is spiritual death in reality that
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  • produces physical death and second death. When God created
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  • man... placed man and woman in the Garden of Eden, they lived
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  • in a perfect paradise. But then came sin: man rebelled against
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  • God and as a result God said "You will surely die." And
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  • spiritual death set in. And an infectious mortal disease
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  • attacked the human race. And therefore, in Adam we all die...
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  • we all die in Adam. That means that we are separated from God,
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  • that we had no spiritual life. [Romans 6:23] "The wages of sin
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  • is death." We live in a very tortured world; a troubled
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  • world, and why? Because it is a sinful world and sin produces
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  • sickness and sickness produces suffering and suffering produces
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  • death. Death is a certainty,
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  • life is a frailty and eternity is a reality! You will be alive
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  • beyond this life! Life is test; the final exam is coming later!
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  • How have you chosen to live and to give your life? If you're not
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  • a believer, the future is horrendous! If you are a
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  • believer, so live your life to make it matter because we live
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  • with eternity as the habit of our heart. It changes our
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  • perspective when we come to believe that there is life after
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  • death in knowing Jesus Christ. It also changes our perspective
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  • in what we do with our lives when we realize that life is a
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  • gift, that we should enjoy it every day. Enjoy your wife,
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  • enjoy your husband, enjoy your children, and your
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  • grandchildren, your friends, your church, enjoy your job...
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  • Enjoy your life! Not somebody else's life. Enjoy the life that
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  • God has given you! Squeeze all 24-7 out of every week, every
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  • day! This is the only life you have... live it up! Live it out!
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  • Live it for Jesus... if you claim to follow Him because one
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  • day when we stand before Him, not in the judgment of the
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  • unsaved, but in the judgment of the saved... the Judgment Seat
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  • of Christ, there will be an evaluation... and examination of
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  • why we did what we did, how we lived our life, what we did with
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  • the opportunities! [Luke 12:48] "To whom much is given, much is
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  • required." There will be rewards given and rewards taken away
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  • based upon that Judgment Seat of Christ. Unfortunately, many
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  • Christians will have nothing to bring to Christ except a wasted
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  • life. Don't waste your life: it's the only one you have. And
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  • it changes therefore, your perspective because heaven is
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  • not only a destination, but it is a motivation for living!
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  • Three dates you ought to know are the most significant dates
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  • in your life: one is the day you were born... most of you know
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  • your birth date, I trust. The second date is the day you are
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  • born again, because you are spiritually dead, you are made
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  • alive in Christ! Spiritual life! "He who has the Son has life: He
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  • who does not have the Son, Jesus, does not have life!" Have
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  • you been born again? Jesus said [John 3:7], "Do not be amazed
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  • when I say to you, you must be born again!" Have you been born
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  • again? And the third most important day in your life is
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  • the day you understand why you were born and why you were born
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  • again. That's when you get it! That's when life is filled with
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  • meaning and purpose-passion! And the purpose of a person's life
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  • is to know God, to make Him known; it is to glorify God and
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  • enjoy Him everyday and in eternity forever! This is life
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  • in Christ... serving and giving and enjoying and witnessing and
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  • investing and loving and making it matter. Because we know that
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  • finally as believers death is defeated. Death is an enemy, but
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  • it is the last enemy that we face. [1 Corinthians 15:54-55]
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  • "Death is swallowed up in victory! O Death, where is your
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  • sting? O Grave, where is your victory?" 1 Corinthians, chapter
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  • 15. No more death, no more hell, no more sorrow; for all of this
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  • is passed away. How? Why? Because our mighty Savior and
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  • God, the Lord Jesus Christ, defeated death... destroyed
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  • death at His cross! Like David who destroyed the giant Goliath
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  • with the giant's own sword and cut off his head! So did the Son
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  • of David destroy death by death's own sword and rose again
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  • on the third day, that all who believe... He said in John
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  • chapter 11 [25-26], "I am the resurrection and the life! He
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  • who believes in Me, though he be dead, yet shall he live! Do you
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  • believe this?" You see, it's not... So many think of death as
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  • a mystery but in Christ, death is no longer a mystery; it is a
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  • miracle... a miracle of the resurrection when all of the
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  • limitations and liabilities of life and frustrations and
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  • failures and sins and foibles are put in the past and we live
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  • with Him forever, perfected! The prophet Isaiah said that He will
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  • swallow up death forever. No wonder... no wonder David would
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  • say [Psalm 23:4], "Yea, though I walk through the valley of
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  • shadow of death, I will fear no evil when You are with me."
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  • Death is a shadow and where there's a shadow, guess what?
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  • The sun is shining somewhere! Death has no substance; it's
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  • just a shadow! Because the Great Shepherd Jesus...He walked
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  • through that valley ahead of us and for us, and gave Himself
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  • that we might have eternal life! So we live with a different
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  • perspective. We can say with the Apostle Paul
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  • (Philippians 1:21) "To live is Christ and to die is gain."
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  • That's an undefeatable position. It's as though the Apostle Paul
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  • was saying, "Threaten me with death! Go ahead! Make my day!"
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  • "To live is Christ!" As long as I live, he said, I will live for
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  • Jesus because He is my life! And when I die, I'll tear down this
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  • earthly tent and march home in victory, head held high,
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  • breaking the tape. We're not afraid of the finish line. The
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  • same apostle would say later [Philippians 3:13-14], "Could I
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  • run this race not looking over my shoulder? Forgetting those
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  • things which are behind and reaching forward to those things
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  • which are before, I press to the mark for the prize of the high
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  • calling of God in Jesus Christ." With our eyes firmly set...
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  • fixed upon the finish line, we run! We don't fear the finish
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  • line! We're going home! Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. He's
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  • standing at the shore of eternity. Keep going! Don't let
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  • the fog and the discouragement and the disappointments hold you
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  • back. You keep doing what God has called you to do. And if
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  • you're an older adult, don't you dare quit on life! [clap] "Well,
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  • there's not much I..." There's something you can do for Jesus!
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  • You can pray! You can serve! You can give your life! Don't...
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  • don't give up just because you're close to the shore.
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  • Wherever you are in this journey of life, keep going; keep your
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  • eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ! Do not allow even death
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  • itself to keep you from getting home to Him! Here's the deal:
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  • itself to keep you from getting home to Him! Here's the deal:
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  • When you choose Christ as Your Savior, you forever settle the
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  • destiny of your soul with Him. We're going to be talking about
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  • heaven and hell the next three weeks in our INVISIBLE series,
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  • but for now just let it be said that today is the day of
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  • salvation. Choose Christ today. Eternity is too long for you to
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  • be wrong. And this day is too short to put it off anymore.
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  • [Music]
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  • You know, we never know when our last day, our last
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  • breath on earth is going to come, we can trust God with
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  • that, we truly can, and give it to Him and to know that He
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  • decides when and how we enter into eternity. The scripture
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  • tells us that heaven is real and we ought to long in our hearts
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  • to be in that place prepared for us to be with the Lord Jesus
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  • Christ. As a pastor I've been with many people who are
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  • stepping out into eternity and I can tell you, knowing Jesus and
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  • living in that hope and confidence that you belong to
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  • Him, that makes all the difference in life and of course
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  • in death. You know, another reason people have a problem
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  • with the idea of heaven, (some people have a problem)? They're
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  • thinking, you know, eternity is a long, long time! And what am I
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  • going to do? How am I going to spend eternity? Am I going to be
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  • bored? Am I going to be floating on a cloud? Am I going to be
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  • singing in a choir? What's up with heaven? Well, you don't
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  • need to worry about what you're going to be doing in heaven.
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  • Certainly, there are mysteries regarding heaven and when it
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  • unfolds it will be better than you can possibly imagine. I know
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  • this, you will never be bored, you will be more alive than you
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  • can possibly imagine and alive forever. The moment you arrive
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  • in heaven you will see Jesus Christ; you will be with Him. No
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  • wonder the Bible says, "precious in the sight of the Lord is the
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  • death of His saints." On this side, there's nothing precious
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  • about death but being in the presence of the Lord is
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  • wonderful, it's beautiful, it's precious in the sight of the
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  • Lord and if you have given your life to follow Jesus Christ, if
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  • you have trusted in Him having repented of your sins, receiving
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  • Christ into your life that you have come to the cross, that you
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  • believe in the resurrection, Jesus said, "if you believe in
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  • me you will live forever." And so, settle that today, make sure
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  • you know that you know that heaven is your eternal home.
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  • Yes, heaven is real and I pray that you will experience not
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  • only heaven in your heart today but the promise of heaven
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  • forever and ever.
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