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An Evening With David Jeremiah Pt.2

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October 7, 2022 7:00 pm

An Evening With David Jeremiah Pt.2

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October 7, 2022 7:00 pm

Stu interviews Dr. David Jeremiah to talk about his tour. Listen so you don't miss out on a life-changing experience.

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Hello, this is Matt Slick from the Matt Slick Live Podcast, where I defend the Christian faith and lay out our foundations of the truth of God's Word. Your chosen Truth Network Podcast is starting in just a few seconds. Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing the Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network. There's a huge event going on.

Anyone within driving range, and probably people will be flying to this. This is an event we've been promoting a whole lot. I'm Stu Everson, and I have a special guest on the line. Let's go ahead and bring him up, and we're gonna get the doctors in the house. I'm talking about Dr. David Jeremiah, best-selling author, one of your and my favorites on the Truth Network. Love hearing this man preach God's Word. He's written a brand new book that is just... I just love this book.

It's a page-turner, but this is truth, and this is God's Word, and the book is called The World of the End, and the author is Dr. David Jeremiah, and he's with us on the air right now. Let's bring him on. Dr. Jake, are you there? Yeah, we just landed here.

We're in Raleigh, Durham, and I have never been introduced with a cow in the middle. It is great to have you here with us, Dr. Jeremiah, and so good to have you in the state of North Carolina, and you're going to be in Greenville, South Carolina, Orlando, Florida. You've got four big events coming up.

Exactly right. Tell us about what's going on at these events, and why is there so much excitement about all over the place? Start in Raleigh, North Carolina this Thursday. Well, I think this Thursday may be one of the largest events we've ever done. I think part of it is the pent-up desire that people have after having been sequestered for so long during COVID-19 and all this other stuff, and now they can come back together, and we've always had great events here, but this one I think is going to be uniquely special.

As you know, we have the Gaithers here. We're celebrating a lot. We have a new book.

We have a brand new movie that's coming out soon, and we're going to show the trailer for that Thursday night, so I just think we're going to have a great time together. Dr. Jeremiah, a lot of this excitement is this book you've written, which I just got my copy. I've started reading it. I thought, I'm just going to look at it real quick and just kind of peruse it, so I'll kind of be on my game when I interview Dr. J, and I started reading it, Doc.

I couldn't put it down! And the book is called The World of the End. Yeah, well, actually the full title is It's Not the End of the World, But It Is the World of the End, and it's based upon Jesus' words that he communicated to four of his disciples on the Tuesday before he was crucified.

Most people don't realize that the Olivet Discourse happened in that arena, just so close to our Lord's death. The last message he gave about the future, and perhaps the greatest and most profound prophetic message in the Bible. Yeah, and I love the subtitle, How Jesus's Prophecy Shapes Our Priorities.

Can you speak to that? Well, so often people tell me when they know that I write about prophecy, as I have done so many times. Well, prophecy's just not practical, and when people say that, they just remind me that they don't understand prophecy, because prophecy may be the most practical thing in the Bible. Every time our Lord gives us a message about the future, there either is written in the context or obviously understood in the context that this is the time for us. For instance, one of the first chapters in this book is about deceit, and the call to action is, in a world of deceit, be the truth. In other chapters on war, in the world of war, be calm. God wants us to know the future, not so that we can be upset over it, but so that we can live our lives in a way that brings honor and glory to his name, no matter what's going on around us.

Wow. And this play on words, people hear all the time the phrase, the end of the world, but your book, The World of the End, talk about the things we can't be certain of, but what we can be certain of. Well, as you know, there are many people who like to believe they know when Jesus is coming back, but in Matthew and Mark, like five or six times within a very short period of time, we were told by our Lord, you can't know that. Nobody knows when Jesus is coming back, and when the Lord was on this earth, he did not know, because he was walking in the limitations he placed upon himself and his humanity, and the angels don't know. And so I always like to say to people, if you think you know when Jesus is coming back, you know something the angels don't know, and something Jesus didn't even know when he was on this earth. Now obviously he knows it now, because he's back in heaven with the Father and he's looking forward to it, but he limited himself while he was on this earth. So for people to say they know the exact time when Jesus is coming back, as you're aware of Stu, over the years people have published books.

I remember 1988, I got so many copies of this book about Jesus coming back in 1988, of course he didn't come back then. All that does is, it does damage to the ministry, it doesn't help it. Yeah, I'm just amazed at all of the scriptures on prophecy in the Bible, and why it's something we shouldn't run from. People get kind of scared, they see Revelation, they hear this apocalyptic language. Dr. Jeremiah, why is this something we should lean into?

This is something, I mean, you've written a book to help us with this. Well, how many of your listeners would probably say, when you know what's going to happen, when you know what's going to take place, when you understand what the scenario is, what the landscape is, it brings great confidence to you in your life. And Jesus told these four disciples, Peter, James, John, and Andrew, listen, he said in the end time, here's what's going to happen. He told us about it, and in order to prove his authenticity, he made another previous prophecy about the destruction of the temple, which took place in 70 AD, and proved his credibility.

And so just as that happened in AD, so it's going to happen in the future. Hang on, we'll be back with Dr. David Jeremiah's new book, and a huge event coming to a town near you, just after this. If you haven't gone online to get your tickets yet for this event, I'm telling you, friends, don't wait.

I've got my pass right here around my neck. It came in the mail, I put it around, but you can go online, you get the tickets. Dr. David Jeremiah is going to be in the house on Thursday night of this week in Raleigh, North Carolina, the PNC Arena. He's going to be in Orlando, Florida next week, the 13th. He's going to be in Greenville, South Carolina, the 20th of October, and then the following week in Buffalo, New York, for an amazing night. Dr. J, you've got the Gaithers in Raleigh, you've got great music, folks, with each of your events, a great message from the Word, a preview of an amazing movie. I mean, it's going to be a great night of celebration.

So, tickets, Doc, I'm imagining, what, a couple hundred bucks overseas, maybe? No. What?

We're the free event. What? Okay. Yeah. How about it?

They have to have a ticket, but it's free. It is. But you need people to go to to order their tickets so we can know who's coming and make sure we save them a spot, right, Doc? Right. Exactly.

Okay. That's what we try to do. Well, and it's just a beautiful thing, and I just want to publicly thank you for being a blessing in all these communities. Of course, every year you go to different spots and different places, and the Truth Network is just honored to have you here in North Carolina, in God's country, you know, North Carolina, in Raleigh. And my phone's been burning up all day, people telling me they're getting their tickets. I called this morning, he says, I'm taking a whole busload from my church. People are coming from three or four states to this, Dr. Jeremiah, and just give us a quick teaser of what they're going to experience when they show up to an evening with David Jeremiah. First of all, there's the wonder of having that many people together, God's people. This is a great arena. We are really expecting a huge number of people, but we chose to come here in the celebration of 40 years in ministry because this part of the country has been so good to Turning Point.

We have been on the air here, both on the radio and on television for many years, obviously with you guys, and there's just a— I told people, if I ever leave California, I'm moving to North Carolina, because I love this part of the country, I love the people. These are conservative people who love God and love the values of God, and so we're so thrilled to be here and share this time, this celebration, with the people here in this community who are so akin to what we do and the teaching of the Word of God. So we're going to see a great night.

Michael Sanchez is here. We've got a great band and a great worship team. We're going to sing, we're going to worship, we're going to teach, we're going to share this trailer for the new movie, Why the Nativity, which is going to really surprise a lot of people. And the Gaithers have a little set, they're going to come and sing, and actually they're going to sing, and they're going to help lead us in worship. They're going to—I just found out yesterday, they're going to sing with our worship team a couple times. So it's going to be just a great night. And you know, when I stand out there, I usually come out and sit in the front row for the first part of it, and I really feel the people all around me standing and lifting some of the many, lift their hands and worshiping the Lord.

That's a moment you can't create. You have to be there when it happens, and we want to make sure you come. I promise you that if you come, you will leave with your heart lifted and your soul filled with the joy of the Lord and ready to face whatever God has for you in the future.

Well, that's a great word there. And so many pastors—you're a pastor of a church. You love sitting there and understanding the pulpit, proclaiming God's Word. And so many pastors are coming to this thing, and they're going to be there.

And they've been telling me, they've been telling me, I just got an email before coming to the show. Pastor, order my tickets. My wife and I are going to be there. We're going to help with the counseling. We're going to just be there to serve. And we've been told everyone in our church to show up. Dr. Jeremiah, there's a lot of chaos in our culture. I just read a headline from SRN News, like not even an hour ago, where a little girl on a volleyball team got kicked out of her locker room because a man, a young man who thinks he's a girl, is now in there changing and making comments about these girls. And they have this no-hate zone, you know?

And she's like, I'm on the girls' volleyball team! There's this, there's the financial chaos, there's a world at war. I mean, this book you've written, The World of the End, these are some of the things that you're really, that Jesus Christ, 2,000 years ago, I guess, addressed, didn't he, in the chaos movies?

Yep. You know, Jesus is eternal, which means he lives in the eternal present. And I always tell people, the reason you can believe prophecy is because Jesus is already there.

He lives in the eternal present, and the eternal present to him is the same as the eternal future. So when you say, this is going to happen, and Jesus says it, you can be sure that it's going to happen. He told us there would be times like this.

And here's the thing I think people need to remember. We often ask the Lord to change our circumstances so we'll be happy, and he always says to us, no, I'm going to use your circumstances to make you better. God wants us to use these times to grow in him and be a shining light in the darkness. And we can do that, and I'll tell you something else that's going to happen, and I'm really surprised, I'm going to take the lid off this a little bit, everybody who comes is going to get a wristband that is lit up at certain times during the service. It's going to be a great night, a reminder that we are the light of the world, and that a city on a hill cannot be hidden.

We're going to be a challenging team tomorrow night. I love it. Like all the young people are saying now, it's going to be lit. That's what the new catchphrase is.

I've got a young person in the studio audience laughing now because that's what they all say. And so, Doc, praise God, what a symbol that we are the light of the world, that Jesus Christ has made a way, he's shining a light in the darkness. This book, The World of the End, the whole title, as you mentioned earlier, we may not be at the end of the world, but we are at The World of the End, subtitled How Jesus's Prophecy Shapes Our Priorities. Dr. Jeremiah, now, will this book be available Thursday night? What's the best way, folks, to get this book? Well, they get the book at the event, and believe it or not, I spend the next two mornings signing all of them. Oh my soul.

Okay. Well, unless we just don't have time, we're going to sign every book, and we hope that you will come and take that book. And don't just take it, but read it and allow it to change your priorities. That's what God wants to do.

He wants us not to be caught up with a deceit in the world, but to be honest, my favorite chapter is, in a world of bad news, you be the good news. I love it. Wow, that is something.

That's such a good word. Dr. Jeremiah, look, you're coming here, you're blessing us. It's going to be an amazing night. Thursday night, folks, get your tickets. Tell us real quick how we can pray for you, for your team. This is spiritual warfare. Last time you came through here, a few years back, there was a massive hurricane. Y'all had to cancel that thing.

Yeah, right, we did. The enemy does not want Thursday night to happen. How can the people listening right now pray? You know, the Bible teaches us to pray against the evil one, and we can do that. And pray that God will defeat him in his every attempt to bring anything that would be divisive or hurtful to this event, but that people will be safe in their travel, that they will come with an open heart, and most of all, that there will be many who will hear the Gospel and accept Christ and start this new life in this crazy world, but with a sinner inside of them who is Jesus that makes it all worthwhile. Amen.

That's such a good word. Everyone, did you hear that? Take a moment today and pray. Pray for Dr. Jeremiah.

Pray for his staff, his team. A lot goes into these big events, and they're putting it on for free. So we come, we all get the blessing. If you go to Orlando, Florida, October 13th. Greenville, South Carolina, Thursday, October the 20th.

And Buffalo, New York, November the 11th. You have friends and family, maybe a friend that's not a believer that needs to come hear the Gospel. Dr. Jeremiah, thank you, my friend. You're such a blessing. This is the Truth Network.
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