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A Place Called Heaven: Will We Know One Another in Heaven?

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October 6, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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A Place Called Heaven: Will We Know One Another in Heaven?

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  • FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • SOME OF LIFE'S GREATEST JOYS ARE THE RELATIONSHIPS
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  • WE CULTIVATE DURING OUR TIME ON EARTH.
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  • WHETHER IT'S WITH A SIBLING, A MATE,
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  • A PARENT OR EVEN A FRIEND, THE PEOPLE AROUND US
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  • GIVE US A SENSE OF WHOLENESS AND WELL-BEING
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  • WHICH IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS WONDER
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  • IF WE'RE STILL GOING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN
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  • OR IF THOSE MEMORIES WILL HAVE BEEN ERASED
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  • FROM OUR MINDS FOREVER.
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  • WELL, STAY WITH US BECAUSE WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • "WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT
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  • THAN INTRODUCING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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  • TO JESUS CHRIST AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT,
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  • DR. JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • CALLED A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
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  • THIS ENGAGING, ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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  • FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION.
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM TO ENSURE THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN
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  • WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • GROWING OLD IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
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  • WITH AGE COME ACHES, AILMENTS,
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  • AND SOMETIMES A FEW EXTRA POUNDS.
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  • THE LATE HUMORIST ERMA BOMBECK ONCE WROTE,
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  • "I'M NOT TELLING YOU WHAT I WEIGH
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  • "BUT WHEN I MEASURE MY GIRTH AND THEN STEP
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  • "ON THE SCALES, I OUGHT TO BE A 90 FOOT REDWOOD."
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  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, MOST PEOPLE DON'T AGE GRACEFULLY.
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  • ALONG WITH A FEW EXTRA POUNDS
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  • COME HEARING LOSS, FADING EYE SIGHT,
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  • ACHES, CREAKING JOINTS.
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  • YOU KNOW, PART OF GROWING OLDER ALSO
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  • MEANS NOT ALWAYS RECOGNIZING PEOPLE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE
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  • OF GOING TO A HIGH SCHOOL OR A COLLEGE REUNION?
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  • YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE, YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THEM.
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  • IF IT WASN'T FOR THEIR NAME TAG,
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  • YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
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  • EVEN WORSE, THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE YOU.
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  • AND PERHAPS WORSE OF ALL, HAVE YOU EVER
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  • STOOD IN THE MIRROR AND LOOKED AT YOURSELF
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  • AND WONDERED WHO IS THAT PERSON?
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  • WHICH ALL BRINGS UP AN INTERESTING QUESTION
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  • AND THAT IS, WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN,
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  • WHAT WILL OUR BODIES BE LIKE?
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER?
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  • WILL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW US?
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  • WELL THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • IN OUR SERIES, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
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  • WE'RE ANSWERING 10 OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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  • IN HEAVEN AND TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • WILL WE KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN HEAVEN?
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  • NOW, TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, WE FIRST OF ALL
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  • NEED TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ABOUT JESUS' PROMISE
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  • OF A RESURRECTION BODY.
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  • IN HEAVEN, THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR.
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  • WE'RE NOT JUST GONNA BE SOME SPIRIT
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  • FLOATING AROUND, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PHYSICAL BODY.
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  • NOW THAT SHOULDN'T BE A SURPRISE
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT GOD'S ORIGINAL PLAN FOR US.
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  • GOD'S ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR US WAS BOTH A SPIRIT AND A BODY.
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  • LOOK AT GENESIS 2:7 ABOUT GOD'S ORIGINAL CREATION.
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  • "THEN THE LORD GOD FORMED MAN FROM THE DUST
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  • "FROM THE GROUND AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH
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  • "OF LIFE AND MAN BECAME A LIVING BEING."
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  • GOD CREATED US ORIGINALLY BODY AND SPIRIT
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  • AND THAT'S WHY IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE
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  • THAT IN ETERNITY, WE WILL ALWAYS EXIST
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  • IN A BODY AS WELL AS SPIRIT.
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  • GOD'S FUTURE PLAN FOR US INCLUDES A
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  • PHYSICAL RESURRECTION. WHENEVER WE LOOK AT THE BIBLE,
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  • WE FIND THAT THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO RESURRECTIONS
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  • THAT WILL OCCUR.
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  • DID YOU KNOW IT'S NOT ONLY CHRISTIANS WHO WILL
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  • RECEIVE A NEW BODY?
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  • UNBELIEVERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A NEW BODY FOR ETERNITY.
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  • A BELIEVER'S BODY IS NECESSARY
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  • SO THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCE GOD'S UNENDING BLESSING.
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  • UNBELIEVERS MUST RECEIVE A BODY
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  • SO THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCE GOD'S EVERLASTING JUDGMENT
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  • BUT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE A RESURRECTED BODY.
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  • THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT TWO RESURRECTIONS.
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  • THE RESURRECTION FOR BELIEVERS, FOR CHRISTIANS,
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  • IS CALLED THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
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  • IN REVELATION 20, VERSE 6, JOHN
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  • SAYS "BLESSED AND HOLY IS THE ONE WHO HAS PART
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  • "IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION.
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  • "OVER THESE, THE SECOND DEATH HAS NO POWER
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  • "BUT THEY WILL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST
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  • "AND WILL REIGN WITH HIM FOR 1000 YEARS."
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  • WHAT IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION?
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  • THE FIRST RESURRECTION, NOW GET THIS,
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  • DOESN'T REFER TO A POINT IN TIME.
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  • INSTEAD, THE FIRST RESURRECTION REFERS
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  • TO THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, BELIEVERS,
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODY TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S BLESSING.
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  • NOT EVERY BELIEVER WILL RECEIVE HIS NEW BODY
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  • AT THE SAME POINT IN HISTORY.
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  • PAUL MAKES THAT CLEAR IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22 AND 23.
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  • "FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, SO ALSO IN CHRIST,
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  • "ALL WILL BE MADE ALIVE BUT EACH IN HIS OWN ORDER."
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  • SOME PEOPLE, SOME OF US, WILL RECEIVE OUR RESURRECTION BODY
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  • AT THE RAPTURE, AT THE RAPTURE, REMEMBER,
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  • THE LORD HIMSELF WILL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN
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  • AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST, THAT IS THOSE BELIEVERS
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  • WHO'VE ALREADY DIED SINCE THE TIME OF PENTECOST,
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  • THEY WILL BE RAISED AND THEN WE WHO ARE ALIVE
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  • AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER
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  • TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR.
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  • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:52 AND 53 SAY AT THAT TIME,
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  • WE WILL BE CHANGED AND RECEIVE OUR NEW BODIES
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  • BUT THEN THERE WILL BE OTHER PEOPLE
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE THEIR NEW BODIES
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  • AT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS, SEVEN YEARS LATER
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  • AFTER THE TRIBULATION AND THERE'S ANOTHER GROUP
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  • OF BELIEVERS WHO ARE SAVED DURING THE MILLENNIUM
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  • WHO WILL RECEIVE THEIR NEW BODIES
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  • AT THE END OF THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST
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  • BUT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE PART
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  • OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION,
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  • THE RESURRECTION OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
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  • IN DANIEL 12:2, DANIEL SAYS "MANY OF THOSE
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  • "WHO SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE GROUND WILL AWAKE,
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  • "BELIEVERS TO EVERLASTING LIFE, BUT OTHERS,
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  • "THE UNBELIEVERS, TO DISGRACE AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT."
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  • THE FIRST RESURRECTION IS THE RESURRECTION
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  • OF THE SAVED BUT THERE IS A SECOND RESURRECTION
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  • AND THAT IS THE RESURRECTION OF ALL THE UNSAVED.
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  • RIGHT NOW, WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES,
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  • HE GOES TO HADES, THE TEMPORARY PLACE OF THE UNSAVED,
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  • BUT ONE DAY, THEY'RE GOING TO BE RAISED
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  • AND UNLIKE THE FIRST RESURRECTION THAT OCCURS
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  • IN STAGES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME,
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  • THE SECOND RESURRECTION, THE RESURRECTION
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  • OF UNBELIEVERS, ALL OCCURS AT ONE POINT IN HISTORY.
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  • IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • WE FIND IT DESCRIBED IN REVELATION 20,
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  • VERSES 13 AND 14, THE RESURRECTION OF THE UNSAVED.
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  • "AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT
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  • "AND DEATH AND HADES GAVE UP THE DEAD
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  • "WHICH WERE IN THEM AND THEY WERE JUDGED,
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  • "EVERY ONE, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS."
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  • VERSE 14 SAYS "AND DEATH AND HADES WERE THROWN
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  • "INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE, GEHENNA.
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  • "THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH, THE LAKE OF FIRE."
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  • THE TWO RESURRECTIONS, EVERYONE, BELIEVERS
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  • AND UNBELIEVERS, WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODY
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  • FOR ALL ETERNITY.
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  • NOW THAT RAISES AN INTERESTING QUESTION.
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  • HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE WHOSE BODIES
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  • HAVE DIED COULD HAVE BODIES THAT EVER COME TO LIFE AGAIN?
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  • HOW CAN SOMETHING THAT HAS DIED EVER COME TO LIFE AGAIN?
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  • ACTUALLY, THE CORINTHIAN CHRISTIANS
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  • HAD THAT VERY SAME QUESTION.
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  • PAUL, WE BELIEVE IN A SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION
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  • BUT A LITERAL, PHYSICAL RESURRECTION,
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  • HOW CAN THAT BE?
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35, PAUL ANTICIPATED THAT QUESTION.
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  • HE SAID "BUT SOMEONE WILL SAY HOW ARE THE DEAD RAISED?
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  • "AND WHAT KIND OF BODY DO THEY COME?"
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  • WHAT KIND OF BODY DO THEY HAVE?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT?
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  • HOW IS IT THAT THE DEAD ARE RAISED?
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  • HOW IS A RESURRECTION AT ALL POSSIBLE?
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  • WELL, PAUL ANSWERS THAT QUESTION
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  • BY USING AN ANALOGY AND THAT IS OF PLANTING AND HARVESTING.
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  • LOOK AT 1 CORINTHIANS 15, VERSES 36 TO 38,
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  • WHERE PAUL EXPLAINS HOW A RESURRECTION HAPPENS.
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  • "THAT WHICH YOU SOW DOES NOT COME TO LIFE
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  • "UNLESS IT DIES AND THAT WHICH YOU SOW,
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  • "YOU DO NOT SOW THE BODY, WHICH IS TO BE,
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  • "BUT A BARE GRAIN, PERHAPS OF WHEAT OR SOMETHING ELSE.
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  • "BUT GOD GIVES IT A BODY JUST AS HE WISHED
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  • "AND TO EACH OF THE SEEDS, A BODY OF ITS OWN."
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  • THINK OF PLANTING AND HARVESTING.
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  • WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THAT?
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  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WHEN YOU PLANT A SEED,
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  • THAT MEANS THE SEED ACTUALLY DIES.
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  • IF YOU PLANT A WATERMELON SEED IN THE GROUND,
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  • THAT SEED DIES BEFORE IT EVER COMES TO LIFE
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  • AND SO IT IS WITH THE RESURRECTION.
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  • WHEN WE DIE, THAT DEATH IS NECESSARY
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  • FOR THERE TO BE A FUTURE HARVEST.
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  • IF YOU DON'T PLANT A SEED AND THE SEED DIES,
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  • NEVER WILL A HARVEST COME MONTHS LATER.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH US, PAUL SAYS.
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  • DEATH IS NOT ONLY INEVITABLE, IT IS NECESSARY.
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  • IT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR US TO EVER INHERIT GOD'S KINGDOM.
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  • VERSE, CORINTHIANS 15:36.
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  • "THAT WHICH YOU SOW DOES NOT COME TO LIFE UNLESS IT DIES."
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  • AND HE EXPLAINS WHY IN VERSE 50.
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  • "FOR FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM
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  • "OF GOD, NOR DOES THE PERISHABLE INHERIT
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  • "THAT WHICH IS IMPERISHABLE."
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  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
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  • YOUR BODY IS PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR THIS WORLD
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  • BUT YOUR BODY IS TOTALLY NOT SUITABLE
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  • FOR RESIDENCE ON MARS OR PLUTO OR ANY OTHER PLANET.
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  • YOUR BODY IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR THIS PLANET
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  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY IN TERMS OF THIS EARTH
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  • AND THE NEW EARTH AND THE NEW HEAVEN.
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  • OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED FOR THIS EARTH
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  • BUT THEY ARE TOTALLY INADEQUATE
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  • FOR THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
  • 00:10:57.060 --> 00:10:59.070
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE SECOND PART OF THE PROCESS,
  • 00:10:59.080 --> 00:11:01.240
  • THE REAPING OF THE HARVEST.
  • 00:11:01.250 --> 00:11:04.040
  • NOTICE SOMETHING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:06.120
  • BETWEEN THE PLANTING AND THE HARVEST.
  • 00:11:06.130 --> 00:11:08.230
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE HARVEST IS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:08.240 --> 00:11:13.000
  • WHAT IS HARVESTED IS ALWAYS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:13.010 --> 00:11:17.110
  • FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S JUST IMAGINE IT'S A HOT DAY
  • 00:11:17.120 --> 00:11:21.030
  • HERE IN DALLAS, TEXAS IN AUGUST, 110 DEGREES IN THE SHADE.
  • 00:11:21.040 --> 00:11:25.270
  • YOU'VE BEEN OUT WORKING IN THE YARD.
  • 00:11:25.280 --> 00:11:27.140
  • YOU COME IN AND YOU NEED SOME REFRESHMENT
  • 00:11:27.150 --> 00:11:29.180
  • AND YOU'VE GOT A CHOICE.
  • 00:11:29.190 --> 00:11:31.070
  • YOU CAN EITHER HAVE A COLD SLICE OF WATERMELON
  • 00:11:31.080 --> 00:11:35.130
  • OR YOU CAN EAT A WATERMELON SEED.
  • 00:11:35.140 --> 00:11:37.270
  • NOW WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
  • 00:11:37.280 --> 00:11:39.180
  • A WATERMELON OR THE WATERMELON SEED?
  • 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:42.170
  • I THINK EVERYBODY WOULD CHOOSE THE SLICE
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:44.060
  • OF WATERMELON BECAUSE THE HARVEST
  • 00:11:44.070 --> 00:11:46.220
  • IS ALWAYS SUPERIOR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:11:46.230 --> 00:11:49.100
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH THE RESURRECTION.
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:52.150
  • WHAT IS HARVESTED AT THE RESURRECTION?
  • 00:11:52.160 --> 00:11:54.280
  • OUR NEW BODY IS VASTLY SUPERIOR
  • 00:11:54.290 --> 00:11:58.050
  • TO THAT WHICH IS PLANTED.
  • 00:11:58.060 --> 00:12:01.000
  • BUT SECONDLY, THE HARVEST IS ALSO SIMILAR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:12:01.010 --> 00:12:05.230
  • IT'S SUPERIOR TO THE SEED BUT IT'S SIMILAR TO THE SEED.
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:09.130
  • I MEAN, YOU DON'T PLANT A WATERMELON SEED
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:12.260
  • AND HARVEST A KUMQUAT, OKAY?
  • 00:12:12.270 --> 00:12:15.120
  • IF YOU PLANT A WATERMELON SEED, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:18.050
  • YOU GET A WATERMELON.
  • 00:12:18.060 --> 00:12:19.160
  • AND IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH US.
  • 00:12:19.170 --> 00:12:21.130
  • WHEN OUR BODIES DIE, IT'S NOT SOMEONE ELSE
  • 00:12:21.140 --> 00:12:25.080
  • WHO IS RESURRECTED.
  • 00:12:25.090 --> 00:12:26.270
  • WE DON'T GET A BODY THAT IS TOTALLY DISSIMILAR
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:29.130
  • TO WHAT WE WERE.
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:30.280
  • OUR NEW BODIES ARE GOING TO RESEMBLE OUR OLD BODIES.
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:34.010
  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:12:34.020 --> 00:12:36.140
  • BUT IF YOU WANT A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT YOUR RESURRECTION BODY
  • 00:12:36.150 --> 00:12:39.230
  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE FOR ETERNITY,
  • 00:12:39.240 --> 00:12:41.200
  • THE BEST PLACE TO LOOK IS TO LOOK AT JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 00:12:41.210 --> 00:12:45.230
  • JESUS IS THE PROTOTYPE OF OUR RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:49.220
  • IN 1 JOHN 3 VERSE 2, THE APOSTLE
  • 00:12:49.230 --> 00:12:52.250
  • WRITES "BELOVED, NOW WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD
  • 00:12:52.260 --> 00:12:56.060
  • "AND IT HAS NOT APPEARED AS YET WHAT WE WILL BE
  • 00:12:56.070 --> 00:13:00.080
  • "BUT WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE, JESUS, APPEARS,
  • 00:13:00.090 --> 00:13:03.130
  • "WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM BECAUSE WE
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:06.100
  • "WILL SEE HIM JUST AS HE IS."
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:09.130
  • THE BEST ANSWER TO WHAT WE'RE GONNA BE LIKE
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:12.050
  • IN OUR NEW BODIES IS TO LOOK AT THE RESURRECTION BODY
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:14.250
  • OF JESUS.
  • 00:13:14.260 --> 00:13:16.020
  • REMEMBER AFTER JESUS WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD,
  • 00:13:16.030 --> 00:13:17.220
  • HE SPENT 40 DAYS ON THE EARTH MINISTERING TO PEOPLE
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:20.290
  • SO LET'S ASK THE QUESTION FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:13:21.000 --> 00:13:23.210
  • WAS JESUS' RESURRECTION SPIRITUAL OR PHYSICAL?
  • 00:13:23.220 --> 00:13:27.240
  • THERE WERE SOME IN THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:29.140
  • WHO SAID OH, WE BELIEVE JESUS WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 00:13:29.150 --> 00:13:32.050
  • BUT WE BELIEVE IT WAS A SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:35.170
  • WE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HE WAS LITERALLY,
  • 00:13:35.180 --> 00:13:37.250
  • PHYSICALLY RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 00:13:37.260 --> 00:13:39.230
  • AND SO IN VERSES 3 AND 4 OF 1 CORINTHIANS 15,
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:42.160
  • PAUL MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THE PHYSICAL RESURRECTION
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:45.270
  • OF JESUS IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:49.020
  • PAUL WROTE "FOR I DELIVER TO YOU
  • 00:13:49.030 --> 00:13:51.040
  • "AS OF FIRST IMPORTANCE WHAT I ALSO RECEIVED,
  • 00:13:51.050 --> 00:13:54.010
  • "THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
  • 00:13:54.020 --> 00:13:56.270
  • "ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES AND THAT HE
  • 00:13:56.280 --> 00:13:58.280
  • "WAS BURIED AND THAT HE WAS RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY
  • 00:13:58.290 --> 00:14:02.150
  • "ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES."
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:04.210
  • IT WAS A PHYSICAL RESURRECTION.
  • 00:14:04.220 --> 00:14:07.070
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:14:07.080 --> 00:14:08.240
  • WELL, JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO JESUS
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:11.050
  • OVER THOSE 40 DAYS HE WAS ON THE EARTH
  • 00:14:11.060 --> 00:14:13.130
  • IN HIS RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:14:13.140 --> 00:14:14.290
  • 17 DIFFERENT TIMES, HE CONVERSED WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:19.200
  • ON THREE OCCASIONS, HE ATE WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 00:14:19.210 --> 00:14:23.120
  • ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, HE ALLOWED HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:26.140
  • TO TOUCH HIM.
  • 00:14:26.150 --> 00:14:28.220
  • WHAT WAS JESUS' RESURRECTION BODY LIKE?
  • 00:14:28.230 --> 00:14:32.100
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS SUPERIOR TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:36.210
  • NOW JESUS WAS WITHOUT SIN IN HIS EARTHLY BODY
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:40.020
  • BUT HE HAD LIMITATIONS JUST LIKE YOU
  • 00:14:40.030 --> 00:14:41.250
  • AND I HAVE IN OUR EARTHLY BODIES
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.100
  • BUT IN HIS RESURRECTION BODY, HE WAS VASTLY SUPERIOR.
  • 00:14:43.110 --> 00:14:46.140
  • FOR EXAMPLE, ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
  • 00:14:46.150 --> 00:14:48.150
  • JESUS WAS ABLE TO MATERIALIZE AT A PLACE AT WILL.
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:52.100
  • HE WAS ABLE TO COME THROUGH A DOOR THAT WAS LOCKED.
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:55.140
  • HE HAD ABILITIES IN HIS NEW BODY
  • 00:14:55.150 --> 00:14:57.140
  • THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE IN HIS ORIGINAL BODY.
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:15:00.200
  • BUT SECONDLY, JESUS' BODY WAS ALSO SIMILAR
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:04.120
  • TO HIS EARTHLY BODY.
  • 00:15:04.130 --> 00:15:06.150
  • IF YOU LOOK AT THE ACCOUNTS OF THOSE 40 DAYS
  • 00:15:06.160 --> 00:15:08.260
  • JESUS SPENT ON EARTH, YOU WILL DISCOVER
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:11.110
  • THAT THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST EVENTUALLY RECOGNIZED HIM.
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:18.110
  • I SAY EVENTUALLY BECAUSE MANY TIMES,
  • 00:15:18.120 --> 00:15:20.200
  • THEY DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZE HIM.
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:22.220
  • YOU SAY WELL, WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:24.140
  • SEVERAL REASONS.
  • 00:15:24.150 --> 00:15:25.290
  • SOME WERE SO FULL OF SORROW, THEY COULDN'T SEE CLEARLY.
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:29.130
  • ONE APPEARANCE HAPPENED WHEN IT WAS STILL DARK
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:31.200
  • AND THEY COULDN'T MAKE OUT HIS FEATURES.
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:33.200
  • ON ANOTHER OCCASION, THE DISTANCE
  • 00:15:33.210 --> 00:15:35.090
  • BETWEEN JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:37.080
  • WERE GREAT ENOUGH TO OBSCURE RECOGNIZABLE FEATURES.
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:40.290
  • SOME WERE DISBELIEVING, THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:42.250
  • BELIEVE HE WAS REALLY GOING TO COME BACK AGAIN.
  • 00:15:42.260 --> 00:15:45.210
  • OTHERS WEREN'T EXPECTING TO SEE HIM AT ALL.
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:48.260
  • WHAT IS IT THAT CAUSED THEM TO RECOGNIZE JESUS?
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:55.100
  • THERE WERE SOME SIMILARITY BETWEEN JESUS EARTHLY BODY
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:57.290
  • AND HIS NEW BODY.
  • 00:15:58.000 --> 00:15:59.170
  • PERHAPS IT WAS HIS STATURE.
  • 00:15:59.180 --> 00:16:01.260
  • PERHAPS IT WAS THE COLOR OF HIS EYES OR HIS HAIR.
  • 00:16:01.270 --> 00:16:05.150
  • PERHAPS IT WAS A MANNERISM THAT HE HAD
  • 00:16:05.160 --> 00:16:08.020
  • BUT SOMETHING ABOUT JESUS WAS RECOGNIZABLE.
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:11.250
  • WELL, THAT LEADS TO THE QUESTION,
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:13.220
  • WHAT WILL OUR BODIES BE LIKE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:16:13.230 --> 00:16:17.030
  • REMEMBER JOHN SAID WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM.
  • 00:16:17.040 --> 00:16:20.190
  • COLOSSIANS 1:18 SAYS THAT JESUS
  • 00:16:20.200 --> 00:16:23.250
  • WAS THE FIRST BORN FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:16:23.260 --> 00:16:27.190
  • THAT WORD FIRST BORN IS THE GREEK WORD PROTOTOKOS.
  • 00:16:27.200 --> 00:16:31.210
  • PROTOTOKOS.
  • 00:16:31.220 --> 00:16:33.270
  • HE IS THE PROTOTOKOS, THE PROTOTYPE OF THOSE,
  • 00:16:33.280 --> 00:16:37.190
  • ALL OF US, WHO WILL BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:16:37.200 --> 00:16:40.160
  • SO KNOWING THAT THAT IS TRUE,
  • 00:16:40.170 --> 00:16:42.040
  • WE CAN GATHER SEVERAL IMPORTANT FACTS
  • 00:16:42.050 --> 00:16:44.110
  • ABOUT OUR NEW BODIES IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:46.050
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUR BODIES WILL BE PHYSICAL.
  • 00:16:46.060 --> 00:16:49.250
  • JUST AS JESUS HAD A PHYSICAL BODY, SO WILL WE.
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:54.130
  • NOW, OUR NEW BODIES WILL BE VASTLY DIFFERENT
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:58.150
  • THAN OUR ORIGINAL BODIES.
  • 00:16:58.160 --> 00:17:00.070
  • MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:01.140
  • IN VERSES 39 TO 41 IN 1 CORINTHIANS 15,
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:04.150
  • PAUL SAID "ALL FLESH IS NOT THE SAME FLESH
  • 00:17:04.160 --> 00:17:08.030
  • "BUT THERE IS ONE FLESH OF MEN
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:10.160
  • "AND ANOTHER FLESH OF BEAST AND ANOTHER FLESH OF BIRDS
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:14.000
  • "AND ANOTHER FLESH OF FISH.
  • 00:17:14.010 --> 00:17:16.000
  • "THERE ARE ALSO HEAVENLY BODIES AND EARTHLY BODIES
  • 00:17:16.010 --> 00:17:18.190
  • "BUT THE GLORY OF THE HEAVENLY IS ONE
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:20.240
  • "AND THE GLORY OF THE EARTHLY IS ANOTHER.
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:22.270
  • "THERE IS ONE GLORY OF THE SUN, ANOTHER GLORY OF THE MOON,
  • 00:17:22.280 --> 00:17:25.210
  • "ANOTHER GLORY OF THE STARS, FOR STARS
  • 00:17:25.220 --> 00:17:27.290
  • "DIFFER FROM STAR IN THEIR GLORY.
  • 00:17:28.000 --> 00:17:29.140
  • "SO ALSO IS THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:31.280
  • "IT IS SOWN A PERISHABLE BODY.
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:34.110
  • "IT IS RAISED AN IMPERISHABLE BODY.
  • 00:17:34.120 --> 00:17:36.230
  • "IT IS SOWN IN DISHONOR BUT IT IS RAISED IN GLORY.
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:39.250
  • "IT IS SOWN IN WEAKNESS, IT IS RAISED IN POWER.
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:42.190
  • "IT IS SOWN A NATURAL BODY.
  • 00:17:42.200 --> 00:17:44.180
  • "IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY.
  • 00:17:44.190 --> 00:17:46.250
  • "IF THERE IS A NATURAL BODY,
  • 00:17:46.260 --> 00:17:48.130
  • "THERE IS ALSO A SPIRITUAL BODY."
  • 00:17:48.140 --> 00:17:51.150
  • NOW NOTICE THE WORD BODY, SOMA IN GREEK,
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:53.270
  • IS REPEATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:17:53.280 --> 00:17:55.280
  • THAT REFERS TO A PHYSICAL BODY.
  • 00:17:55.290 --> 00:17:58.010
  • IT'S PAUL'S WAY OF SAYING DON'T MISS THIS,
  • 00:17:58.020 --> 00:18:00.200
  • WE ARE A BODY BUT ON EARTH IN OUR CURRENT STATE,
  • 00:18:00.210 --> 00:18:04.210
  • WE ARE A NATURAL BODY, BUT IN THE NEW HEAVEN
  • 00:18:04.220 --> 00:18:07.200
  • AND NEW EARTH, WE WILL BE SPIRITUAL
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:09.270
  • BUT WE WILL STILL BE A BODY.
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:12.090
  • LET ME SUMMARIZE FOR YOU IF I CAN THE DIFFERENCES
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:15.010
  • BETWEEN OUR EARTHLY BODY AND OUR HEAVENLY BODY
  • 00:18:15.020 --> 00:18:18.170
  • FOR THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH.
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:20.110
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUR EARTHLY BODIES DECAY.
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:24.030
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES WILL ENDURE.
  • 00:18:24.040 --> 00:18:28.120
  • SECONDLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIES ARE INFECTED WITH SIN.
  • 00:18:28.130 --> 00:18:32.180
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES WILL BE FREE OF SIN.
  • 00:18:32.190 --> 00:18:36.220
  • THIRDLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIES ARE WEAK.
  • 00:18:36.230 --> 00:18:39.230
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES WILL BE POWERFUL.
  • 00:18:39.240 --> 00:18:42.130
  • AND FINALLY, OUR EARTHLY BODIES ARE FOR THE OLD EARTH.
  • 00:18:42.140 --> 00:18:46.040
  • OUR HEAVENLY BODIES ARE FOR THE NEW EARTH.
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:50.110
  • SECONDLY, OUR BODIES WILL NOT ONLY BE PHYSICAL,
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:54.220
  • THEY WILL ALSO BE PERFECT.
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:57.000
  • THEY WILL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:18:57.010 --> 00:18:58.250
  • NO MORE CANCER, NO MORE HEART ATTACKS, NO MORE STROKES,
  • 00:18:58.260 --> 00:19:03.020
  • NO MORE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
  • 00:19:03.030 --> 00:19:05.120
  • REVELATION 21, VERSE 4, SAYS "THE FIRST THINGS
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:08.040
  • "WILL HAVE PASSED AWAY."
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.210
  • REVELATION 22, VERSE THREE.
  • 00:19:09.220 --> 00:19:11.160
  • "AND THERE SHALL NO LONGER BE ANY CURSE."
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:16.130
  • MANY OF YOU KNOW JONI EARECKSON, MY FRIEND,
  • 00:19:16.140 --> 00:19:19.260
  • A GREAT WOMAN OF GOD.
  • 00:19:19.270 --> 00:19:21.120
  • AT AGE 17, THROUGH A DIVING ACCIDENT,
  • 00:19:21.130 --> 00:19:24.030
  • BECAME A QUADRIPLEGIC.
  • 00:19:24.040 --> 00:19:26.130
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JANI HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE PROMISE
  • 00:19:26.140 --> 00:19:29.030
  • OF A NEW BODY.
  • 00:19:29.040 --> 00:19:30.240
  • "CAN YOU IMAGINE THE HOPE THIS GIVES SOMEONE LIKE ME
  • 00:19:30.250 --> 00:19:34.280
  • "WITH A SPINAL CORD INJURY OR SOMEONE
  • 00:19:34.290 --> 00:19:38.080
  • "WHO IS CEREBRAL- PALSIED, BRAIN INJURED,
  • 00:19:38.090 --> 00:19:41.200
  • "OR HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
  • 00:19:41.210 --> 00:19:44.010
  • "IMAGINE THE HOPE THIS GIVES SOMEONE
  • 00:19:44.020 --> 00:19:46.130
  • "WHO IS A MANIC DEPRESSIVE.
  • 00:19:46.140 --> 00:19:48.250
  • "NO OTHER RELIGION, NO OTHER PHILOSOPHY,
  • 00:19:48.260 --> 00:19:51.210
  • "PROMISES NEW BODIES, HEARTS, AND MINDS.
  • 00:19:51.220 --> 00:19:55.080
  • "ONLY IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST DO HURTING PEOPLE
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:59.070
  • "FIND SUCH INCREDIBLE HOPE."
  • 00:19:59.080 --> 00:20:02.030
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT? THAT'S THE PROMISE WE HAVE.
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:04.070
  • OUR BODIES WILL BE PERFECT.
  • 00:20:04.080 --> 00:20:06.270
  • THEY'LL BE PHYSICAL, THEY'LL BE PERFECT,
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:09.080
  • THIRDLY, OUR BODIES WILL BE PERSONAL.
  • 00:20:09.090 --> 00:20:14.030
  • WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WHEN YOU ARE RAISED
  • 00:20:14.040 --> 00:20:17.030
  • FROM THE DEAD, YOU DON'T BECOME SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:20.110
  • YOU ARE STILL YOU.
  • 00:20:20.120 --> 00:20:22.270
  • YOU KNOW, IN 1 JOHN 3:2, JOHN SAID WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM.
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:26.290
  • WE WILL BE LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:20:27.000 --> 00:20:28.070
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE ALL BECOME LITTLE MINI-ME'S
  • 00:20:28.080 --> 00:20:30.240
  • OF JESUS WITHOUT ANY DISTINCTION.
  • 00:20:30.250 --> 00:20:34.000
  • IT MEANS WE WILL INHERIT THE HEAVENLY DNA LIKE JESUS
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:37.050
  • BUT WE STILL RETAIN OUR OWN IDENTITIES.
  • 00:20:37.060 --> 00:20:41.070
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:42.190
  • WELL, LUKE 24:39, WHEN JESUS APPEARED
  • 00:20:42.200 --> 00:20:45.140
  • TO HIS DISCIPLES, LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID
  • 00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:47.060
  • IN HIS NEW RESURRECTION BODY.
  • 00:20:47.070 --> 00:20:48.200
  • "SEE MY HANDS AND MY FEET, THAT IT IS I MYSELF."
  • 00:20:48.210 --> 00:20:55.160
  • IT IS I, IT'S NOT SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:57.120
  • IT IS I.
  • 00:20:57.130 --> 00:20:58.240
  • IT MEANS IN HEAVEN WE WON'T BE SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:20:58.250 --> 00:21:03.100
  • YOU WILL BE YOU AND THE RELATIONSHIPS, BY THE WAY,
  • 00:21:03.110 --> 00:21:07.180
  • YOU HAVE HERE ON EARTH WITH CHRISTIANS
  • 00:21:07.190 --> 00:21:10.000
  • WILL CONTINUE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:10.010 --> 00:21:11.130
  • YOU'LL KNOW OTHER PEOPLE, THEY WILL KNOW YOU
  • 00:21:11.140 --> 00:21:14.070
  • AND YOU WILL ENJOY PERFECT FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:21:14.080 --> 00:21:17.080
  • UNTAINTED BY SIN OF ANY KIND.
  • 00:21:17.090 --> 00:21:20.010
  • RON RHODES, THEOLOGIAN, SAYS IT THIS WAY.
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  • "OUR ETERNAL REUNION WITH CHRISTIAN LOVED ONES
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  • "AND FRIENDS WILL BE CEASELESSLY GLORIOUS.
  • 00:21:26.080 --> 00:21:30.030
  • "KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE SIN NATURES.
  • 00:21:30.040 --> 00:21:33.180
  • "THERE WILL BE NO FIGHTS AMONG LOVED ONES.
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:36.070
  • "THERE WON'T BE ANY RESENTMENT OR ENVY
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:38.190
  • "OR JEALOUSY.
  • 00:21:38.200 --> 00:21:40.010
  • "THERE WON'T BE ANY ONE-UP-MANSHIP OR RIVALRIES.
  • 00:21:40.020 --> 00:21:43.210
  • "THERE WON'T BE ANY CROSS WORDS OR MISUNDERSTANDINGS
  • 00:21:43.220 --> 00:21:47.060
  • "OR SELFISHNESS.
  • 00:21:47.070 --> 00:21:49.020
  • "OUR RELATIONSHIPS IN HEAVEN WILL BE TRULY WONDERFUL
  • 00:21:49.030 --> 00:21:53.110
  • "AND UTTERLY SATISFYING."
  • 00:21:53.120 --> 00:21:57.160
  • NOW THAT'S SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
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  • IN THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:00.060 --> 00:22:02.220
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:02.230 --> 00:22:07.230
  • GOD IS PREPARING A PLACE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:10.280
  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR
  • 00:22:10.290 --> 00:22:14.120
  • AND WHEN WE GET THERE, THE JOY THAT WILL BE OURS
  • 00:22:14.130 --> 00:22:18.020
  • IS BEYOND OUR WILDEST IMAGINATION.
  • 00:22:18.030 --> 00:22:22.070
  • WELL, TO HELP YOU TAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:22:22.080 --> 00:22:24.010
  • OF THIS TOPIC EVEN DEEPER,
  • 00:22:24.020 --> 00:22:25.290
  • I'VE PREPARED AN EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE
  • 00:22:26.000 --> 00:22:28.140
  • CALLED WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:28.150 --> 00:22:32.180
  • IN THIS BROCHURE, I NOT ONLY OUTLINE WHAT THE BIBLE
  • 00:22:32.190 --> 00:22:35.160
  • TEACHES ABOUT HEAVEN, BUT I ALSO EXPLAIN
  • 00:22:35.170 --> 00:22:38.090
  • HOW IT COMPARES TO SEVEN OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS.
  • 00:22:38.100 --> 00:22:42.060
  • THIS RESOURCE SIMPLIFIES HOW BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:22:42.070 --> 00:22:45.210
  • DIFFERS FROM SIX OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:48.170
  • INCLUDING MORMONISM, HINDUISM, AND ISLAM
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:52.100
  • REGARDING THEIR BELIEFS ABOUT THE AFTER LIFE
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:55.150
  • AND A COPY OF WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN
  • 00:22:55.160 --> 00:22:59.190
  • IS MY GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY
  • 00:22:59.200 --> 00:23:01.270
  • FOR CONTACTING PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
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  • GO TO PTV.ORG.
  • 00:23:04.250 --> 00:23:07.290
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:09.090 --> 00:23:12.170
  • MUSIC
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  • AS A FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, MY HEART
  • 00:23:15.000 --> 00:23:17.110
  • IS TRULY BURDENED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:20.140
  • OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
  • 00:23:20.150 --> 00:23:22.020
  • NEED JESUS CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD
  • 00:23:22.030 --> 00:23:25.050
  • WHICH IS WHY I'M PLEASED TO BRING YOU MY BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • FOR CHILDREN, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:23:28.120 --> 00:23:32.110
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  • 00:23:32.120 --> 00:23:34.080
  • USES SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND LANGUAGE YOUNG CHILDREN
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:37.050
  • CAN UNDERSTAND WHILE ANSWERING 10 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • 00:23:37.060 --> 00:23:40.170
  • ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:42.010
  • THE BOOK EVEN CLOSES WITH A SALVATION PRAYER YOU
  • 00:23:42.020 --> 00:23:44.140
  • CAN PRAY WITH YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD
  • 00:23:44.150 --> 00:23:46.240
  • TO ENSURE THAT THEY'LL BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:46.250 --> 00:23:49.280
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:23:53.030 --> 00:23:55.080
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:23:55.090 --> 00:23:57.170
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS 75 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:23:57.180 --> 00:24:00.150
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:03.170
  • FULL LENGTH BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN, ALONG
  • 00:24:03.180 --> 00:24:05.290
  • WITH THE COMPLETE TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:24:06.000 --> 00:24:07.180
  • FOR A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:07.190 --> 00:24:11.020
  • FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE
  • 00:24:11.030 --> 00:24:13.070
  • FOR THE REAL TRIP WE'RE ALL TAKING,
  • 00:24:13.080 --> 00:24:15.080
  • FOR THAT TRIP TO THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:17.040
  • NOT PREPARING ADEQUATELY CAN HAVE DEVASTATING
  • 00:24:17.050 --> 00:24:21.280
  • AND UNENDING CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:24.190
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TRIP.
  • 00:24:24.200 --> 00:24:27.110
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:27.120 --> 00:24:29.250
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN ALL
  • 00:24:29.260 --> 00:24:31.270
  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HEAR THE CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:35.130
  • AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN
  • 00:24:35.140 --> 00:24:37.050
  • SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:24:37.060 --> 00:24:39.160
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:39.170 --> 00:24:42.120
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:45.070
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:46.210
  • AS IF WE DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH TO LOOK FORWARD TO,
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:49.210
  • THE BIBLE'S DEPICTION OF OUR HEAVENLY BODIES
  • 00:24:49.220 --> 00:24:52.150
  • IS TRULY WONDERFUL.
  • 00:24:52.160 --> 00:24:54.100
  • ALL OF OUR ACHES AND PAINS AND DISEASES
  • 00:24:54.110 --> 00:24:57.130
  • BOTH IN THE BODY AND IN THE MIND
  • 00:24:57.140 --> 00:24:59.060
  • WILL BE ERASED, NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:59.070 --> 00:25:02.190
  • PLUS, THE ACTUAL FEATURES OF HEAVEN
  • 00:25:02.200 --> 00:25:04.280
  • WILL BE FAR GREATER THAN ANYTHING WE
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:07.060
  • CAN IMAGINE HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:25:07.070 --> 00:25:09.180
  • WELL, MANY CHRISTIANS BELIEVE
  • 00:25:09.190 --> 00:25:11.060
  • THAT HEAVEN WILL BE EXACTLY THE SAME FOR EVERYONE
  • 00:25:11.070 --> 00:25:14.140
  • WITH JUST A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS
  • 00:25:14.150 --> 00:25:16.200
  • BUT AS WE'LL DISCOVER NEXT TIME, THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
  • 00:25:16.210 --> 00:25:20.170
  • IN FACT, THE KIND OF HEAVEN YOU EXPERIENCE
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:23.060
  • IN THE NEXT LIFE WILL BE LARGELY BE DETERMINED
  • 00:25:23.070 --> 00:25:26.110
  • BY HOW YOU CONDUCT YOURSELF TODAY.
  • 00:25:26.120 --> 00:25:29.150
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK'S MESSAGE
  • 00:25:29.160 --> 00:25:34.140
  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:34.150 --> 00:25:36.040
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:38.170
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:38.180 --> 00:25:40.170
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BRAND NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,
  • 00:25:40.180 --> 00:25:43.000
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS.
  • 00:25:43.010 --> 00:25:45.030
  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE ABOUT WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONS
  • 00:25:45.040 --> 00:25:47.290
  • TEACH ABOUT HEAVEN IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:25:48.000 --> 00:25:50.070
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:50.080 --> 00:25:51.220
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY AND WHEN YOUR GIFT
  • 00:25:51.230 --> 00:25:54.040
  • IS 75 DOLLARS OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO
  • 00:25:54.050 --> 00:25:56.210
  • SEND YOU THE A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:25:56.220 --> 00:25:59.130
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:59.140 --> 00:26:01.240
  • THAT ALONG WITH A COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'S ORIGINAL
  • 00:26:01.250 --> 00:26:04.120
  • BESTSELLING BOOK, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:04.130 --> 00:26:06.240
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:06.250 --> 00:26:08.170
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
  • 00:26:08.180 --> 00:26:10.100
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:12.220 --> 00:26:13.280
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:13.290 --> 00:26:16.250
  • THE FACT IS, IF WE HAVE PLACED OUR FAITH
  • 00:26:16.260 --> 00:26:19.140
  • IN JESUS CHRIST, WE ARE ALL GOING TO MAKE IT
  • 00:26:19.150 --> 00:26:22.110
  • INTO THE SPIRITUAL END ZONE, INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:26:22.120 --> 00:26:25.150
  • BUT SOME WILL MAKE IT THERE ONLY
  • 00:26:25.160 --> 00:26:27.220
  • AFTER SPENDING SOME TIME RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
  • 00:26:27.230 --> 00:26:32.250
  • SOME WHO MAKE IT INTO HEAVEN
  • 00:26:32.260 --> 00:26:34.200
  • WILL BE CELEBRATED BY GOD FOR THE WAY THEY PLAYED THE GAME.
  • 00:26:34.210 --> 00:26:39.190
  • OTHER CHRISTIANS WILL BE EVALUATED BY GOD
  • 00:26:39.200 --> 00:26:42.280
  • FOR HAVING DONE LITTLE TO CONTRIBUTE
  • 00:26:42.290 --> 00:26:45.030
  • TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, "WILL HEAVEN BE THE SAME FOR EVERYONE?"
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