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Bring It On: Heaven

Why are there people who say they died, went to Heaven and then came back? Does this mean they won't ever die again? How can I stop being afraid of dying? Can people in Heaven look down and see those of us who are still on Earth? What will we ... Read Transcript


IT'S TIME TO BRING ON YOUR

QUESTIONS FOR PAT.

AND, PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM CAROLYN WHO SAYS, "WHY

ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO SAY

THEY DIED, WENT TO HEAVEN

AND THEN CAME BACK.

DOES THIS MEAN THEY WON'T

EVER DIE AGAIN, OR DOES IT

SIMPLY MEAN THEY WEREN'T

REALLY DEAD WHEN THEY SAW

HEAVEN?"

Pat: NO, THEY WERE

DEAD.

IT IS WHAT IS CALLED A

RESUSCITATION.

THERE IS A RESURRECTION.

THE TIME WILL COME WHEN

WE'RE GIVING NEW BODIES,

SPIRITUAL BODIES, THE SAME

KIND JESUS HAD WHEN HE ROSE

FROM THE DEAD.

THAT'S THE RESURRECTION.

THESE ARE RESUSCITATIONS.

THE PEOPLE DIE, BUT THEY'RE

RESUSCITATED.

JUST LIKE LAZARUS, HE WAS

DEAD, SO MUCH SO HIS CORPSE

WAS STINKING, AND YET JESUS

BROUGHT HIM BACK AND HIS

SPIRIT WENT BACK INTO HIS

BODY.

BUT, YES, HE WILL DIE AGAIN

BECAUSE THAT IS A

RESUSCITATION, NOT

RESURRECTION.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

BRANDON WHO SAYS, "I HAVE A

FEAR OF DEATH.

HOW CAN I STOP BEING AFRAID

OF DYING?"

Pat: YOU CAN READ THE

BIBLE, YOU CAN GET CLOSE TO

THE LORD.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO SOME OF

THESE TESTIMONIES WE'RE

HAVING NOW.

LISTEN, YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE

SAYS THAT THOSE, WHO THROUGH

FEAR OF DEATH WERE ALL THEIR

LIFETIME SUBJECT TO

BONDAGE.

THE FEAR OF DEATH IS SATAN'S

WAY OF KEEPING US IN

BONDAGE.

BUT WE NEED TO HAVE OUR

CONSCIENCE CLEARED THAT WE

WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF

DEATH.

JESUS CHRIST BROKE THE

PENALTY OF DEATH.

AND YOU READ WHAT THE

APOSTLE PAUL HAS TO SAY IN 1

CORINTHIANS: "OH, DEATH,

WHERE IS THY STING."

THERE IS NO STING NAME

BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST HAS

BROKEN THE BONDS OF DEATH

AND HE HAS OPENED THE WAY OF

HEAVEN FOR US.

YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THE

BIBLE, AND FOCUS ON THE

LORD.

YOU HAVE TO PRAISE HIM FOR

IT.

YOU'RE AFRAID BECAUSE YOU'RE

THINKING ABOUT YOU.

IF YOU START THINKING ABOUT

JESUS, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR

PERSPECTIVE.

Terry: ALANA SAYS, "HOW

CAN HEAVEN BE PERFECT IF ALL

OF OUR LOVED ONES AREN'T

THERE?"

Pat: IT IS GOING TO BE

PERFECT FOR THOSE THAT ARE

THERE.

YOU WILL, I THINK BE SO

ABSORBED WITH THE PRESENCE

OF GOD AND HIS AWE AND

WONDER AND MAGESTY, AND ALL

THAT IS THERE, AND THERE

WILL BE NO CRYING OR TEARS.

SO YOU WON'T BE CRYING OVER

LOVED ONES.

IT'S PERFECT.

Terry: MANY PEOPLE WHO

HAVE GONE AND HAD THAT DEATH

EXPERIENCE, TALKED ABOUT

THAT PERFECT LOVE BEING SO

OVERWHELMING AND SO OVER

POWERING, THAT NOTHING

EXISTED.

Pat: THAT ABSORBS

EVERYTHING ELSE.

Terry: PHIL SAYS, "CAN

PEOPLE IN HEAVEN LOOK DOWN

ON US AND SEE THOSE OF US

WHO ARE STILL ON EARTH?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK SO.

I DON'T THINK WE WANT A

BUNCH OF DEAD PEOPLE LOOKING

IN ON EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF THE SCRIPTURE THAT

SAYS THERE IS A CLOUD OF

WITNESSES?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT

MEANS?

Pat: THE CLOUD OF

WITNESSES IS THOSE WHO HAVE

GONE BEFORE US, WHO

WITNESSED THE FAITH OF THE

LORD.

Terry: NOT NECESSARILY

WITNESSING OUR RACE?

Pat: RIGHT.

WE'RE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE

WHO HAVE TESTIFIED TO THE

FAITH OF GOD.

THOSE ARE THE WITNESSES WHO

SURROUND US.

Terry: THIS IS MARK WHO

SAYS, "WHAT WILL WE LOOK

LOOK IN HEAVEN?"

Pat: WELL, I THINK

WE'RE GOING TO BE LIKE THE

ANGELS.

I ALSO THINK WHEN WE HAVE A

RESURRECTION BODY, IT WILL

BE A PERFECTION OF WHERE WE

ARE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE APOSTLE

PAUL SAID IT'S LIKE A SEED

THAT FALLS ON THE GROUND,

LIKE WHEAT.

YOU SEE A LITTLE KERNEL AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN COMES UP

THIS GLORIOUS STONE.

HE SAYS THAT'S WHAT IT IS

GOING TO BE LIKE WHEN WE'RE

IN THE RESURRECTION.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE'VE HAD FOR

QUESTIONS TODAY.

WE'VE HAD SOME INTERESTING

QUESTIONS THIS WEEK AS WE

FOCUSED ON HEAVEN AND HELL.

WE HOPE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE

SEEN AND HEARD DRIVE YOU TO

PASSIONATELY FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND WHO

HE IS.

Pat: WELL, MONDAY, A

COLLEGE FRESHMAN GONE WILD

GETS A SECOND CHANCE.

AND TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM MALACHI:

"TO YOU WHO FEAR MY NAME,

THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN

HIS WINGS."

WE'LL SEE YOU ON MONDAY.

UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS YOU.

GOOD-BYE.

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