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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: You're notgoing to be able to bear fruit
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  • heading that department. You'renot going to be able to bear
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  • fruit witnessing the peoplearound you. You're not going to
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  • be able to bear fruit as a manor a woman of God unless you
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  • abide, unless you have thispersonal relationship with God.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly.So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharingJesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: There's a great story inthe Bible that always inspires
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  • me. I probably read it. I don'tknow how many times. And it's by
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  • king David when he was just ashepherd boy, and he walks on to
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  • the battlefield to bring food tohis brothers who are fighters
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  • and he brings them out there. Hehears Goliath and all that goes
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  • on. You know the story well andthen he simply says something.
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  • He says, "Is there not a cause?"That one phrase, is there not a
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  • cause? Just literally changesthis entire scenario and this
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  • phrase still the phrase thatchanges scenarios in every
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  • leader's life. And that is arewe standing here afraid of
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  • Goliath because of ourselves,our fear, our loss. What we
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  • don't like. We're not goodenough. Me, me, me, me, me, me.
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  • With all their leg shaking,their knees clattering, teeth
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  • clattering. David walks up andjust simply says, "I really
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  • don't care. Is there not acause?" And any time you begin
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  • to waiver, get tired, getfrustrated. You have to ask
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  • yourself a question, is therenot a cause? Because yes,
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  • there's lots to do. Will it everend? Never. There's always going
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  • to be lots to do. So the basicissue is, what about you? What
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  • are you being on the inside?There's a great verse that I
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  • love in the Word. I'm going toread it to you as well. And it
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  • says in Psalm 84:10, it says,"One day in your courtyard is
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  • better than a thousand daysanywhere else. I'd rather be a
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  • doorkeeper in the Temple of myGod than live in the homes of
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  • the wicked." You know, the wordwicked we often think it means
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  • like ax murderers. People whoare just doing crazy things. But
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  • actually the Bible calls a heartof unbelief a wicked heart, an
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  • evil heart of unbelief. Meaningwe just stop believing by faith,
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  • living by faith, working byfaith, raising up in faith,
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  • believing God that we're goingto see a harvest of souls and
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  • that doesn't come from what wedo. It usually is transferred
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  • from great leaders to everyoneelse. Now, I'm just thinking
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  • about something. I've got to becareful when I say it. In the
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  • Old Testament, there was whatthey called the school of the
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  • prophets. And it's a big dealtoday because lots of the
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  • denominations who they haveprophetic schools, prophetic
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  • teaching. And I'm not opposed tothat, depending what they teach.
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  • But when you study the prophetsof old like Elijah and Elisha,
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  • how that Elisha and Elijah werefollowing. Elisha was called to
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  • follow Elijah and he wanted thedouble portion. He wanted to do
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  • twice as much for God as Elijahdid and there will be people
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  • from the school of the prophets.They're going to go to school to
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  • be prophets. And they would lethim know, "You know, your
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  • master's going to disappear.He's going to be gone. He's
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  • leaving you." And he say, "Yes,I know all about it." And the
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  • only thing that stands out to meis, there were schools for
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  • prophets but only one man got upand did amazing things and it
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  • was the guy who was hanging withElijah. Everybody else is
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  • getting how to do it. But Elishawas getting the man himself. He
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  • was getting this Elisha. He wasaround his faith. He was around
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  • his passion. He was around hisdetermination. He was around his
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  • fight. He was around his heartfor God. He was around him
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  • operating in the gifts of theSpirit. He was around him
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  • hearing from God. He was aroundhim setting aside time in the
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  • mornings and in the evenings tohear from God. He got the man,
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  • and that's the one God needed touse because there was this
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  • transference from Elijah toElisha. And when he went up in
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  • that chariot of fire, and Elishawas called to go and to lead
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  • God's people, to speak to God'speople. He did it with passion.
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  • But all the other guys learninghow. We don't hear anything
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  • about them. It's not so much todo is important. But if you
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  • start losing who you is. If youstart losing this heart, this
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  • passion. If you don't have that.If you don't keep that, and only
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  • you and I can do that. One dayin your house is better than a
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  • thousand anywhere else. Youknow, when we say that, God says
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  • I look at the heart. After Hesaid no to all of Jesse's sons
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  • and He said, "Yeah, thatshepherd boy right there. I'll
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  • take him." He simply said toSamuel something astounding. He
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  • says, "You look at the outer.You look at the skillset. You
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  • look at the armor, the muscles,what they've worked out. You
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  • look at that tiger in the eye.The man that can just stand and
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  • dominate a room. I look at theheart." Because it's the heart
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  • where the future of that personis. But He doesn't mean He's
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  • looking for a morally perfectperson. In fact, I think a lot
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  • of these Christians who sitaround with their noses in the
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  • air because that person iswearing an earring, and this
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  • person's hair is too long, andthat person's dress is too
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  • short. And they're sitting theretrying to perfect their little
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  • life and make it as perfect asthey can. And all the others are
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  • out there winning the lost,bringing them up, struggling
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  • with their addictions, anddealing with their issues, but
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  • they're serving God. But they'reoutreaching people for Christ.
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  • You know, I'd rather have themreaching thousands of people
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  • than take a hundred people spendthe rest of my life trying to
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  • perfect them in the things ofGod. Let them deal with their
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  • issues, their hair, their dress,their tattoos, their earrings,
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  • or whatever you think that theyneed to clean up from. There's a
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  • whole ton of Christians today,that's all they do is judge one
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  • another. I go to that church.Except this, except this, except
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  • this and they're just judging.The issue is not who's the most
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  • perfect. The issue is not who isthe most Godly in appearance and
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  • actions because godliness,holiness is being set apart for
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  • him. It's an internal thing. Andthen yes, we go to work on the
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  • external. I would rather have acrazy church full of people open
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  • and honest about theirshortcomings and their dealings
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  • and their messes. But who arereaching people and winning them
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  • and bringing them out than somelittle country club church where
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  • everybody just sits in theircute little rows in the same
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  • place they always do, doing thesame things they've always done.
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  • And we do church. That ain'tchurch. Church. Jesus says, "I
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  • will build my church and thegates of hell will not prevail
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  • against it." That means that wego and win the lost. We go to
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  • all of the lost family of Godand that is our passion and that
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  • is our goal. So how can we be?Let me give you a few teaching
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  • thoughts. The Bible says in John15:4-5, "Abide in Me, and I in
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  • you. As the branch cannot bearfruit of itself." You're not
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  • going to be able to bear fruitheading that department. You're
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  • not going to be able to bearfruit witnessing the people
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  • around you. You're not going tobe able to bear fruit as a man
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  • or a woman of God unless youabide, unless you have this
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  • personal relationship with God.It says except it abide in the
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  • vine, a branch cannot bearfruit. I am the vine, Jesus
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  • says, you are the branches. Hethat abides in Me, and I in him,
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  • the same person brings forthmuch fruit. That's where I want
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  • to camp out right there. I wantto bring much fruit. What's
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  • fruit? It's the stuff growingall around us. Do you ever know
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  • the fruit doesn't grow in twodays? You can have some kind of
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  • super thing you're going to dofor your trees but it still not
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  • going to have apples in a week.You can do an incredible till
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  • and stand guard over your wholeorchard. It still going to take
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  • however many months it is togrow apples. Fruit is grown. It
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  • grows gradually. But Jesus issaying here that you can bring
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  • forth much fruit. Another versesays I pray that you bear fruit
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  • and that your fruit remain. Iwonder how many Christians, you
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  • know, a whole bunch of stuffbecause it feels good to them,
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  • but their fruit never remains. Iwant to build a church of Jesus
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  • Christ. When I'm gone, everyyoung person I've touched for
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  • God, they'll rise up and do itbetter and go further because
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  • you can't stop a church of JesusChrist. But we have to. First
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  • thing, we've got to do aboutbeing is spending time with God.
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  • The second thing I want to talkabout is Hebrews 13:9, that we
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  • need to be. And that is we needto have a heart, it says here,
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  • established with grace. Yourheart is the future. Your heart
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  • is the autopilot. Your heart isgiving birth to your future. No
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  • wonder the Bible says guard yourheart with all diligence, for
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  • out of it flows the forces oflife. You know, the heart is
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  • called the womb. That's one ofthe reasons why God determined
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  • marriage. One man and one womancoming together, and they
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  • protect that wife. She has awomb and out of that is the
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  • entire future of that family.And so he protects her, and he
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  • looks after her. So that as theyhave babies. They're his babies.
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  • And together with both DNA, bothsperm and egg. They're bringing
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  • up a race of them to go into thefuture generation after
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  • generation. And so that's whatmen do, real men do, real women.
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  • They just fight for thismarriage as home because the
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  • future, the generations are inthat womb. Your heart is a womb
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  • to the things that are ahead.Whether or not you're going to
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  • make it. Whether or not you'regoing to bear fruit. Whether or
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  • not you're going to be strongand brave for decades ahead of
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  • you has got to do with yourheart. Feed your heart and make
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  • sure your heart is establishedin grace. What is grace? It's
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  • God's unmerited favor. You'vegot to believe that God is going
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  • to use you. That God is going tobe within you. He's going to be
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  • all over you. Or the end willget you often to works. Well,
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  • you know, I haven't done thisenough. I haven't -, When I say
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  • get to know God, not as a chore.I haven't done my one hour with
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  • Jesus or my one hour in the Wordor one hour with my confessions.
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  • See, now you're back to works.I'm talking about relationship.
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  • But we need to see in the Wordof God that grace. What did
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  • Jesus do for us? He qualified usfor all the power of Jesus,
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  • qualified us for His joy and Hispeace. You can't have His joy
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  • and His peace if you're notspending time with Him, because
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  • He's inside of us, but you stillhave to have a relationship and
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  • it transfers from deep withinyou. Begins to touch your mind.
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  • Begins to impact your body. Sowe need to make sure that we are
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  • establishing our heart, not inlaw, not establishing our heart
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  • in works. We're establishing ourheart in grace. I'm highly
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  • favored. I'm a department headGod will send me the best
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  • volunteers. If I'm called hereand been assigned to do this,
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  • God's going to bless me to do itbetter than anyone else. Even if
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  • I don't think that's my gifting.I'm going to just serve Jesus
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  • and I believe that His grace issufficient. His grace is
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  • unearned favor. His ability isall over me and I want to
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  • transfer it. What was neat aboutDavid was that, when you look at
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  • all of the men and women thatwere fighting around him and
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  • that were serving there in theking of Israel. That he killed
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  • the giant, but you know that heraised giant killers. And I
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  • often laugh because there wasone time when David went into
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  • the battlefield when he was alittle older and he was taking
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  • on one. There's about five moregiants that needed to be killed
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  • or that were killed. He took onone and the giant knocked him on
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  • his butt. He's laying on theground and his young soldier
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  • just gets up or he was fighting.He saw this, he stepped over the
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  • body of David and killed thegiant. Then picked him on his
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  • feet and says, "We don't wantyou here where you're going to
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  • get hurt. We need you leading.We need you. You hear from God.
  • 00:13:40.068 --> 00:13:42.971
  • He's placed you in charge. Sohey -," It's just, what really
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  • impresses me is that David wasable to raise up giant killers.
  • 00:13:45.573 --> 00:13:49.811
  • He wasn't just one, because somany people all they think about
  • 00:13:49.844 --> 00:13:54.215
  • is them. Me, me, me. But whenyou begin to look others around
  • 00:13:54.249 --> 00:13:56.918
  • you and go, "I want to raisethem better, further. I want to
  • 00:13:56.951 --> 00:13:59.821
  • raise them up to fall in lovewith God greater than I love. I
  • 00:13:59.854 --> 00:14:02.790
  • want them to catch it from me.It's like raising kids. Kids
  • 00:14:02.824 --> 00:14:06.361
  • don't do what you say. Kids dowhat you do. They love what you
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  • actually love, not what you tellthem to love. You tell them to
  • 00:14:11.699 --> 00:14:15.236
  • love church, but you lovebaseball more. They're going to
  • 00:14:15.270 --> 00:14:18.373
  • love baseball more than church,too, because of this
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  • transference. And the thirdabout being before we get to
  • 00:14:21.342 --> 00:14:24.479
  • doing is in Luke 10:27. It talksabout Jesus talking to a man
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  • about what's the most important.The man answered him, and he
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  • said, "Love the Lord your Godwith all your heart, all your
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  • soul, all your strength, and allyour mind, and love your
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  • neighbor as you love yourself."This is an interesting verse
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  • because here's what it tells me.People say, "Well, I love God
  • 00:14:47.535 --> 00:14:50.004
  • and I am passionate but in myheart." No, no. It says to love
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  • the Lord God with your heart andyour soul. There's your
  • 00:14:54.475 --> 00:14:57.145
  • emotions. Get emotional. Comeon! Well, I'm not emotional.
  • 00:14:57.178 --> 00:14:59.781
  • Well, try. Let God touch youremotion. And with all your
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  • strength. It's talking about aperson who gets up and does
  • 00:15:03.985 --> 00:15:07.555
  • things because they love God.They love people. You love God
  • 00:15:07.588 --> 00:15:10.625
  • with your heart. You love Godwith your soul and emotions. You
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  • love God with your strength andyour physical body. And then it
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  • says and all your mind. You loveto read. You love to learn. You
  • 00:15:17.065 --> 00:15:20.601
  • love to develop this. I wastalking to a leader one time and
  • 00:15:20.635 --> 00:15:24.005
  • he was talking to me about some-, He wasn't one of our, he was
  • 00:15:24.038 --> 00:15:27.041
  • serving another leader and hemade some comments about he
  • 00:15:27.075 --> 00:15:30.812
  • didn't know enough. I said,"Well, go learn it." Well, they
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  • won't, you know, they won't payfor the course. I said, "You can
  • 00:15:33.548 --> 00:15:38.720
  • get on the internet tomorrow andlearn anything you want, any
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  • area you want, or use your ownmoney and go learn it. What's
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  • with this? You can't do yourjob." I said, "We've got to this
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  • place. We've become hirelings.Get up and go be great for God.
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  • You need someone to notice youand pay you and put -, Just go
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  • be great for God. Learn, absorb.Make sure that you fall in love
  • 00:15:52.633 --> 00:15:57.071
  • with people and so to beeverything you can be is
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  • crucial. I'm doing this forJesus. And the fact that we love
  • 00:15:59.640 --> 00:16:03.945
  • people is crucial. It says weare to love our neighbor as
  • 00:16:03.978 --> 00:16:07.949
  • ourselves. One of the greatestkeys to love is to love
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  • yourself. And I don't mean theway Canadians say, "Oh, he loves
  • 00:16:13.721 --> 00:16:17.191
  • himself." I mean, this love thatsays I'm to love people around
  • 00:16:17.225 --> 00:16:20.962
  • me like I love myself. So howmuch I am supposed to love
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  • people around me? Tremendously.Well, then I guess how much am I
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  • supposed to love myself?Tremendously. Yeah, but I don't
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  • like my short legs and I don'tlike my double chin. I don't
  • 00:16:30.004 --> 00:16:32.440
  • like the color of my hair and Idon't like -, Yeah, welcome to
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  • life. Every person out therefrom the models whom all, don't
  • 00:16:35.376 --> 00:16:40.081
  • like something about them. Butyou have to recognize this is
  • 00:16:40.114 --> 00:16:43.751
  • the body God gave me. This isthe place that I'm in. This is
  • 00:16:43.785 --> 00:16:47.155
  • the family -, So I am going tolove myself and I'm going to
  • 00:16:47.188 --> 00:16:49.724
  • learn. Now, the word love meansto value, doesn't mean you get
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  • goosebumps when you look at themirror. Okay, to love means to
  • 00:16:53.194 --> 00:16:56.798
  • value. That God will use you.God will touch you. You know,
  • 00:16:56.831 --> 00:17:01.369
  • God didn't just use peoplebecause they were beautiful and
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  • big and so smart and wrote thesongs make the whole world sing.
  • 00:17:03.938 --> 00:17:06.307
  • He use people who are available.This issue about being is
  • 00:17:06.340 --> 00:17:11.312
  • crucial. You have to be beingbefore you do doing. Okay? Now,
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  • once you've recognized I need arelationship with God. And by
  • 00:17:17.018 --> 00:17:20.188
  • the way, every time I strugglein my life. It's never in my
  • 00:17:20.221 --> 00:17:25.126
  • doing. It's always been in mybeing. It is losing this
  • 00:17:25.159 --> 00:17:31.466
  • passion, letting this first lovego. You know, Jesus even says in
  • 00:17:31.499 --> 00:17:35.670
  • the book of Revelation, this iswhat I've got against you.
  • 00:17:35.703 --> 00:17:38.106
  • You've left your first love.You've left your first passion.
  • 00:17:38.139 --> 00:17:42.376
  • You've left this -, You know,the Bible says when talking
  • 00:17:42.410 --> 00:17:46.848
  • about Jesus. It says that Jesushad a zeal for God's house, and
  • 00:17:46.881 --> 00:17:55.123
  • it had eaten Him up. And itliterally is prophetic because
  • 00:17:55.156 --> 00:17:59.026
  • the Psalm prophesies that thisJesus would come, and He would
  • 00:17:59.060 --> 00:18:03.464
  • be filled with zeal. Now, thisword zeal it means passion. It
  • 00:18:03.498 --> 00:18:09.170
  • means jealousy but it's a goodjealousy. I'm jealous for the
  • 00:18:09.203 --> 00:18:12.940
  • kingdom of God. I'm jealous forthe house of God. I'm jealous
  • 00:18:12.974 --> 00:18:16.577
  • for those who don't know Jesusbecause God's in love with them
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  • and I'm not going to let themdie and go to hell. I'm going to
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  • do something about it. And thiszeal overcomes. I'm just shy. I
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  • don't want to talk about it.What if they don't like what I'm
  • 00:18:27.221 --> 00:18:28.856
  • talking about. Okay, really? Youneed some zeal. What do we need
  • 00:18:28.890 --> 00:18:31.058
  • to be doing? First of all, weneed to be being. I think I
  • 00:18:31.092 --> 00:18:36.464
  • spend most of my time on that.Well, the Bible says in Matthew
  • 00:18:36.497 --> 00:18:39.500
  • 16:16-19, Jesus is going tobuild His church. We need to let
  • 00:18:39.534 --> 00:18:44.038
  • Jesus build His church throughus. He doesn't need me to be
  • 00:18:44.071 --> 00:18:48.876
  • deciding where, how, and all therest. He, Jesus said, "I will
  • 00:18:48.910 --> 00:18:54.649
  • build my church and the gates ofhell will not prevail against
  • 00:18:54.682 --> 00:18:59.187
  • it." And so, if we allow Him. Ifwe know Him, spend time with
  • 00:18:59.220 --> 00:19:03.157
  • Him, then His presence rises up.His grace rises up. He begins to
  • 00:19:03.191 --> 00:19:06.928
  • build through you. He begins tohelp you touch people's lives
  • 00:19:06.961 --> 00:19:12.266
  • wherever you work. When you cometo church, the people and the
  • 00:19:12.300 --> 00:19:15.870
  • friends that are around you.They begin to become passionate
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  • for God because you refuse toback down. You know, are you
  • 00:19:19.473 --> 00:19:23.010
  • just a Sunday Christian? Or whenyou're hanging with your friends
  • 00:19:23.044 --> 00:19:26.847
  • and they start joking aroundabout the church you serve or
  • 00:19:26.881 --> 00:19:29.317
  • yeah, yeah. Do you stand up forit and say, "Don't you touch it
  • 00:19:29.350 --> 00:19:31.586
  • one bit. That's the house of theLord and I'd rather spend a day
  • 00:19:31.619 --> 00:19:33.521
  • there than a thousand daysanywhere else, on the sports
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  • arena, shopping, doing holidays.Give me the house of God any day
  • 00:19:37.658 --> 00:19:41.429
  • where I can worship and praisewith those who have the same
  • 00:19:41.462 --> 00:19:44.899
  • passion that I have." So we needto let God build His church
  • 00:19:44.932 --> 00:19:49.103
  • through us. And then when itgoes on in Matthew 16:16-19, He
  • 00:19:49.136 --> 00:19:54.242
  • talks about, "I'm going to giveyou the keys." So Jesus is
  • 00:19:54.275 --> 00:19:58.579
  • saying, "I'm going to buildthrough you. Here's the keys."
  • 00:19:58.613 --> 00:20:00.581
  • Now, whatever you bind, whateveryou loose is what is going to be
  • 00:20:00.615 --> 00:20:03.584
  • loosed and bound. In otherwords, if Holy Spirit is our
  • 00:20:03.618 --> 00:20:06.187
  • Helper, then you need to takethe initiative. You say, "I'm
  • 00:20:06.220 --> 00:20:09.624
  • just waiting for God to move."He's moved and He's given you
  • 00:20:09.657 --> 00:20:13.561
  • the keys. Whatever you bind isbound. Whatever you loose is
  • 00:20:13.594 --> 00:20:16.731
  • loosed. Whatever you begin tofocus on, gets focused. Whatever
  • 00:20:16.764 --> 00:20:19.267
  • you forget to focus on, isn'tfocused on. And so He's telling
  • 00:20:19.300 --> 00:20:21.002
  • us very clearly here. What youloose, gets loosed. Well, let's
  • 00:20:21.035 --> 00:20:25.306
  • loose the joy of God. Let'sloose the peace of God. Let's
  • 00:20:25.339 --> 00:20:28.576
  • loose a love that everyone feelsincluded. Let's loose a sense of
  • 00:20:28.609 --> 00:20:31.912
  • excellence. Let's loose apassion for working with teens
  • 00:20:31.946 --> 00:20:36.317
  • and kids and adults andtelevision and buildings and
  • 00:20:36.350 --> 00:20:39.320
  • lands. Whatever it is and secureit. Let's have this. Let's just
  • 00:20:39.353 --> 00:20:43.190
  • loose that. And let's begin tobutton up, "Ah, I'm tired.
  • 00:20:43.224 --> 00:20:46.494
  • Things are bad. No one doesanything I want. I can't find
  • 00:20:46.527 --> 00:20:48.229
  • enough of this." That's notgetting you. Now, you're
  • 00:20:48.262 --> 00:20:50.498
  • loosening this negative. Anddeal with that in your prayer
  • 00:20:50.531 --> 00:20:54.702
  • time. Deal with that amongstyour friends. Deal with that in
  • 00:20:54.735 --> 00:20:57.838
  • our close meetings as we workthrough things. But when we come
  • 00:20:57.872 --> 00:21:00.808
  • out, let's make sure that weare. What we're doing, we're
  • 00:21:00.841 --> 00:21:04.111
  • building the church of JesusChrist and it's built
  • 00:21:04.145 --> 00:21:06.681
  • numerically but it's also built.The second thing we do is we
  • 00:21:06.714 --> 00:21:10.651
  • equip the saints for the work ofthe ministry. We are equipping
  • 00:21:10.685 --> 00:21:14.055
  • saints. It's not just thepreaching of the Word that
  • 00:21:14.088 --> 00:21:17.224
  • equips the saints because theword equipping means skill
  • 00:21:17.258 --> 00:21:20.094
  • development. If we're going towin the lost but we also don't
  • 00:21:20.127 --> 00:21:24.665
  • just, if I was just to say gomake converts. It says go make
  • 00:21:24.699 --> 00:21:27.134
  • disciples or disciplinefollowers of Jesus. And so we've
  • 00:21:27.168 --> 00:21:30.304
  • got to teach them to witness.We've got to teach them to reach
  • 00:21:30.338 --> 00:21:33.507
  • out and be strong and know whothey are. And so we teach it but
  • 00:21:33.541 --> 00:21:35.976
  • much of it is caught. Some istaught much is caught. It's
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:39.580
  • caught through this esprit decorps that's on us. This passion
  • 00:21:39.613 --> 00:21:45.786
  • that runs through our church.That I'm so proud of Jesus and I
  • 00:21:45.820 --> 00:21:48.756
  • love my church and what we doand Sunday is the best day of
  • 00:21:48.789 --> 00:21:51.559
  • the week. All of these thingsthat Jesus is like that David
  • 00:21:51.592 --> 00:21:55.062
  • exemplified and so many others.I want to be like that. I want
  • 00:21:55.096 --> 00:21:58.032
  • to be equipping people. So thatwhen that woman says, "You know
  • 00:21:58.065 --> 00:22:02.336
  • what, that rapist he tried tojump me, and I knew there was
  • 00:22:02.370 --> 00:22:06.440
  • nobody around. There was nosense screaming. I remembered
  • 00:22:06.474 --> 00:22:09.310
  • this message about the name ofJesus. And I just said, 'In the
  • 00:22:09.343 --> 00:22:13.547
  • name of Jesus.' And he turnedand he run." You wouldn't know
  • 00:22:13.581 --> 00:22:16.317
  • how many times I've heard thatstory. Or someone struggling
  • 00:22:16.350 --> 00:22:20.020
  • financially and not know if theycan make it through but they
  • 00:22:20.054 --> 00:22:22.990
  • begin to hear. Holy Spirit beginto remind them of all the
  • 00:22:23.023 --> 00:22:26.827
  • teaching and the testimoniesabout God was there for that
  • 00:22:26.861 --> 00:22:29.930
  • guy, there for that girl. He'sgoing to see me through, too.
  • 00:22:29.964 --> 00:22:33.033
  • And he went back and got themessage or bought the tapes and
  • 00:22:33.067 --> 00:22:36.070
  • listen to it every day. Throughthose three weeks that would be
  • 00:22:36.103 --> 00:22:38.372
  • somebody else crash and burn andinstead they just fed themselves
  • 00:22:38.406 --> 00:22:40.841
  • and rose up. We are equippingthe saints on how to treat each
  • 00:22:40.875 --> 00:22:45.980
  • other, how to serve, how to laydown our lives for one another.
  • 00:22:46.013 --> 00:22:50.251
  • Let's just live passionately.Let's be, then let's do. And I'm
  • 00:22:50.284 --> 00:22:53.721
  • telling you, anytime you'redoing starts to struggle. Make
  • 00:22:53.754 --> 00:22:59.960
  • sure you raise up your beingbecause that's where you're
  • 00:22:59.994 --> 00:23:03.931
  • struggling not in the doing.People spend their whole lives
  • 00:23:03.964 --> 00:23:07.268
  • seeing very little outsidechange to what God has called
  • 00:23:07.301 --> 00:23:13.040
  • them to do. But if insidethey're doing what God's called
  • 00:23:13.073 --> 00:23:15.943
  • them to do, they're doing itbecause of the passion that
  • 00:23:15.976 --> 00:23:18.279
  • Christ has put in them. It's notabout, "I didn't see enough
  • 00:23:18.312 --> 00:23:22.750
  • results to encourage me."Actually, I don't look to
  • 00:23:22.783 --> 00:23:25.286
  • results to encourage me. TheBible says David encouraged
  • 00:23:25.319 --> 00:23:30.458
  • himself with the results. No,sometimes I look at the results,
  • 00:23:30.491 --> 00:23:34.862
  • the amount of money coming in,the number that came in. There's
  • 00:23:34.895 --> 00:23:36.964
  • nothing encouraging about it formonths. So I don't go to that to
  • 00:23:36.997 --> 00:23:41.068
  • look for results. I don't lookfor what wins have I got lately.
  • 00:23:41.101 --> 00:23:44.171
  • I mean, I like them when theyhave them and I believe in
  • 00:23:44.205 --> 00:23:45.539
  • winning. Go for it. But I don'tencourage myself. David
  • 00:23:45.573 --> 00:23:49.176
  • encouraged himself in the Lord.
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  • [Music]
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Did you know, thatyou were created to be loved by
  • 00:24:00.120 --> 00:24:02.323
  • God? So many Christians areliving under the false illusion
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  • that somehow they were designedto work at getting to heaven.
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  • This simply isn't true. God isyour Father, and you are His
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  • child. No works will ever changethat. It's time to jumpstart
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  • your heart. This audio seriesfrom Leon Fontaine will refresh
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  • you like no other. When you cometo a clear understanding of
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  • God's unconditional love withhelp from Holy Spirit, you
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  • unlock the miraculous in yourlife, and make incredible
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  • supernatural strength available.God wants you to believe in and
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  • receive His love wholeheartedly.Jumpstart your heart today,
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  • aligning your beliefs with God'sWord, and seeing yourself how
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  • God sees you, is the first stepto starting an incredible
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  • journey. One that will leave youtransformed, and better
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  • positioned to step into yourGod-given destiny.
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  • [Segment Music]
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  • -LEON: When we talk aboutmiracles, we have to be careful
  • 00:25:10.457 --> 00:25:12.626
  • because to a lot of people theword miracle means an
  • 00:25:12.660 --> 00:25:16.297
  • instantaneous change in yourworld. Do you know what I've
  • 00:25:16.330 --> 00:25:21.001
  • discovered? That many of thechanges that need to be done in
  • 00:25:21.035 --> 00:25:24.972
  • your world are going to takeplace gradually because you need
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  • to change. Now, I don't mean toearn the miracle. But I mean
  • 00:25:29.410 --> 00:25:33.781
  • that as you look for joy in yourlife, as you look for peace in
  • 00:25:33.814 --> 00:25:38.419
  • your life, as you look forhealth in your life. It's
  • 00:25:38.452 --> 00:25:41.989
  • amazing that we can look toJesus and He will guide us in
  • 00:25:42.022 --> 00:25:46.860
  • the things to do. If you need aninstantaneous miracle just to
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  • live. I'm so glad that we haveaccess to that. And that's why I
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  • often pray Ephesians 1 overpeople. That they would have the
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  • spirit of wisdom and ofrevelation and the knowledge of
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  • Him. The eyes of theirunderstanding open. How to walk
  • 00:26:04.044 --> 00:26:07.147
  • with Jesus in a way where Hissupernatural power is guiding
  • 00:26:07.181 --> 00:26:10.784
  • you. I want to pray that overyou right now. Father, I pray
  • 00:26:10.818 --> 00:26:15.723
  • right now Ephesians 1 for thespirit of wisdom and of
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  • revelation in the knowledge ofYou, the eyes of their
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  • understanding open. Reveal tothem the way, the path, the
  • 00:26:24.064 --> 00:26:28.802
  • changes to make, how to believein You. And let the supernatural
  • 00:26:28.836 --> 00:26:33.040
  • power of God just increase everyday, every month in their lives.
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  • In the mighty name of Jesus Ipray, amen.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: It's no accidentthat you watched today's show.
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  • saying thank you.
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  • [Closing Theme Music]
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  • Closed Captioned by MGD: TheMiracle Channel Association
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