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October 9, 2020
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On the show today; Leon shares the biggest thing that is limiting God in your life; don’t miss it.

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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 CEOof Canada's only
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  • Christian TV station.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Learn to riseup and have victory. Do great
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  • exploits, Daniel said. Thepeople who know their God.
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  • People who know the Word, whoknow their covenant with Him
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  • which is through Jesus. It says,"You can do great exploits.
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  • Not me. You! We'retalking about you."
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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: The greatest hindrancein your life. The thing that
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  • stops you the most from goingwhere you want to go whether
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  • it's relationships, thinking,finances, God. The greatest
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  • thing that stops you is you.People don't like to hear that.
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  • We need to grow up in our faithwhen it comes to being a
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  • believer. It says that allthrough the Word. Paul will say
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  • it in different way. He'll saygrow up. Get passed the basic
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  • doctrines. It's time to begin torecognize God's Word and know it
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  • more so than just a, and he'lleven list the basic doctrines.
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  • Do you spend enough time inGod's Word to get passed just
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  • the basics? Are you stillbegging and pleading and
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  • wondering why things aren'tworking? In Psalm 78:41, it
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  • says, "Again and again thechildren of Israel tempted God,
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  • and they limited Him in theirlives." It was a fantastic day
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  • for me when this revelationexploded on the inside of me.
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  • That I am my greatestlimitation. I can do something
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  • about every area of my life thathas lacked. I can do something
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  • if the curse is walking its waythrough an area of my life, if
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  • the promises aren't comingthrough. The things I'm
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  • believing for, new seasons of mylife aren't happening. It was an
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  • amazing thing to recognize thatit's me. I'm the one limiting
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  • God. And then rather than getoffended or angry or mad, to
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  • dive into the Word and say,"Holy Spirit, guide me, lead me,
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  • show me what I can do to riseup, to grow." In 2 Peter 1:1-4
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  • are four stunning verses. Fourverses that bring such clarity
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  • to the new covenant. And itstarts out by saying here in,
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  • that, "Simon Peter, a servantand an apostle of Jesus Christ,
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  • to them that have obtainedprecious faith." Just stop right
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  • there. If you've got somethingthat is precious to you. It's
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  • very valuable to you. And hereit's talking about faith. But he
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  • uses the word precious faith.That means that there is a faith
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  • that the believer has in the newcovenant that is very precious.
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  • Why? Because it produces everytime. The Bible does not say
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  • some mountains moved when spokento. The Bible does not say that
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  • you can have faith real heartfaith and things still won't
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  • move. It doesn't teach that.Those are the teachings of human
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  • people trying to reason theirway through the Bible when they
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  • can't get results. One of themost important things you'll do
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  • out of this message today is tobegin to believe. I am what's
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  • limiting my life. Nothing else.God is not limiting your life.
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  • The enemy doesn't have the powerto now. He could be by turning
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  • your beliefs against you,turning your power against you.
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  • But that's just you againlimiting because you won't deal
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  • and understand what it is thatthe enemy really has for, how
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  • does he do it? Well, he's calledthe accuser. He's called a liar.
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  • He's called a deceiver. He's notcalled powerful. He's not called
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  • amazing. He's not calledomnipresent. He's not called
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  • omniscient. He's not, no! He'scalled a liar, a deceiver, an
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  • accuser. Which means when thingsgo wrong in your life, he is
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  • going to try to work you tobelieve a lie. You, if you've
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  • given your life to Jesus Christ,you have a precious faith. You
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  • have a faith that works. So manypeople today they'll be looking
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  • at this and they're saying,"Leon, are we in the last days?"
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  • Well, of course, we are. Ofcourse, we're in the last days.
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  • And then we bring up all thecrazy teachings that are out
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  • there on the end times. And onesI call crazy are the ones where
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  • believers who believe in thepromises and the new agreement
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  • still don't have an ability torise up in victory. That is so
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  • wrong. He's not coming back fora white doubt church. Jesus is
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  • returning for a church withoutspot and wrinkle. A victorious
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  • church. The promises of Godstill work. Daniel who is, wrote
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  • prolifically about the end timesunder the inspiration of Holy
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  • Spirit. Even pinpointedcountries and things that
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  • history shows us have happened.Daniel wrote about them before
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  • they happen. We can look back onthese thousands of years later
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  • and see everything that he saidthat happened. One of the things
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  • he says in verse 32 of Daniel11. He's talking here and he
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  • says, "Those who do wickedlyagainst the covenant he shall
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  • corrupt with flattery." That'sthe first part of the verse and
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  • he's just talking about theenemy trying to come in. But
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  • this is what it says, "But thepeople who know their God shall
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  • be strong, and carry out greatexploits." It doesn't say, you
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  • know, in brackets, "Well, excepttowards the end of the world.
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  • Except towards the end of time."No, great exploits will always
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  • be done by people who know theirGod. By people who have, who
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  • understand faith, who understandthis new covenant, who believe.
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  • It says so clearly. You need towrite this on your fridge
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  • somewhere. Daniel 11:32, "Butthe people who know their God
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  • shall be strong, and carry outgreat exploits." Peter, 2 Peter
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  • 1 again. We were talking hereabout how that we have a
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  • precious faith. This preciousfaith has an ability to believe.
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  • Now, people think, "Well, Leon,how much faith is needed?" You
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  • see, faith is, they used toteach things like, faith will
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  • move the hand of God. Now, Idon't know what they mean by
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  • that because it's not accurateas far as God is waiting, and
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  • then if you believe, He'll doit. He's saying to you and I
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  • here in 2 Peter 1 that I'vealready given you all things
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  • that pertain to life andgodliness. Where did He give
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  • them? He's placed them withinJesus and Jesus is within our
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  • spirit as it's a done deal. It'syours and its simply believe.
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  • Your faith is precious. Are youfeeding your faith the Word of
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  • God? Or are you feeding yourdoubts? You know, if I took a
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  • Chihuahua and a Great Dane and Ichained them here so that they
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  • could fight. You say, "Well, theGreat Dane is going to win." But
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  • what if I stop feeding the GreatDane but I feed the Chihuahua.
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  • Eventually, that Great Dane,that huge dog is going to lay
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  • there with hardly an ounce ofenergy left. All the Chihuahua
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  • is got to do is walk over there,put his tiny little teeth around
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  • the windpipe and do a little bitof a bite and help him to die.
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  • Whatever you feed becomespowerful in your life. And
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  • whatever you don't feed. Sobecause we live in a fallen
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  • planet with an enemy, you are sodrawn and focused on what CNN
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  • says and what people are saying.And then you want to be
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  • entertained. I've worked sohard. I just need to be
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  • entertained. Tonight I'm goingto watch successions of my
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  • favorite new TV series onNetflix. And you'll sit there in
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  • this mouth hanging open droolcoming out of your side of your
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  • mouth just going through, justput my brain on tilt. I don't
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  • want to put my brain on tilt. Ienjoyed good movies and things
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  • at times. But I want to feed mymind the Word of God renewing it
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  • every day. I want to feed on thebread of life which is the Word
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  • of God. Because when you do, youcan actually get up and go live
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  • a life rather than watchingsomebody else have an exciting
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  • life on TV. Get one yourself.Learn to rise up and have
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  • victory. Do great exploits,Daniel said. The people who know
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  • their God. People who know theWord, who know their covenant
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  • with Him which is through Jesus.It says, "You can do great
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  • exploits." Not me. You! We'retalking about you. So many
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  • people have faith in certainleaders and certain things, but
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  • you need to make God's Word sopersonal that it's about you. In
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  • this portion of scripture herein 2 Peter 1:1-4, it says here
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  • that grace and peace aremultiplied unto you through the
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  • knowledge of God and Jesus ourLord. Now, peace is not as the
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  • world gives. There is a peaceand this peace that comes from
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  • God will make you look soconfident that people will want
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  • you in leadership. The peace ofGod will make you look so
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  • attractive. It will make youlook so together. And even
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  • though you know, it's His peace.Now, the world can't have the
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  • peace of Jesus. Think of themost confident person. The most
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  • able person and if they do notknow Jesus Christ as their
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  • Saviour. I had said so. Thenthat peace is not a godly peace.
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  • It's a facial expression. It'san ability to think under
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  • pressure and stress but they donot know a peace that passes
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  • understanding. They do not havea peace that is not as the world
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  • gives. And you'll see it becauseit will destroy them on the
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  • inside. Disease will begin torise up. It will put pressure on
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  • their relationships. It willcause them to get them so
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  • unifocus that they can't enjoyevery area of life because they
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  • got such a big organization torun or they got so many battles
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  • to fight. And you wonder, "Okay,what's going on?" But there is a
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  • peace and this peace ismultiplied in your life as you
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  • learn about Jesus. It says herein 2 Peter 1. You see, you can
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  • have a great gifting and you canachieve great things. But if you
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  • don't have God's peace, the verygreatness and the very success
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  • that you get will destroyimportant things in your life.
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  • It will destroy your peace. Itwill destroy other areas. It's
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  • kind of like this building thatI'm standing in right now. And
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  • they quickly put it together forme. They did a great job. But
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  • this is designed these pillarsto hold up one floor. We put a
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  • second floor on it. They mighthold it. We put a third floor on
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  • it. They might hold it. We put afifth floor on it. At some point
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  • the very success and growth ofthis building growing it up will
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  • destroy it because thefoundations won't support it.
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  • The foundations of our lives areJesus, His Word. The powerful
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  • principles of God. And if youcan find success without them
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  • for a while, it will cost you.What will cost you? Success
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  • without Jesus will cost you.Stop looking at this planet as
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  • though this is where you get alife. As though this is the only
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  • place, so you have to have abucket list. I've got to run
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  • with the bulls. I've got toglide the Grand Canyon. I've
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  • got, and you get all this.Listen, it doesn't matter how
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  • much you do or don't get done onthis planet because Jesus is
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  • going to rebuild. There's goingto be a new earth one day, and
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  • it's going to be without all ofthe things that make it hard to
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  • handle and it's going to be evenbetter than it is. And you'll be
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  • able to see and enjoy and dothings for eternity. But to
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  • think that your life is thisshort 70 years on this planet is
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  • a lie of the enemy. And so Iwant to encourage you today,
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  • that this divine power hathgiven to us the next verse says,
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  • all things that pertain to lifeand godliness, through the
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  • knowledge of him. Again, it issaying that what is limiting you
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  • is your knowledge. Yeah, well,Leon, I just rely on the verse
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  • that says. You know, I just callout to God and He answers. I
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  • know the Bible has some greatestescape clauses. That if you if
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  • need something, you can call outto Him. All right? But I've got
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  • news for you. The Bible saysit's time to grow up. It will
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  • says things like God once winkedat our ignorance but now expects
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  • us. You see, Holy Spirit is onthe inside of you and His job is
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  • to teach you things, to show youthings. Now, He's not going to
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  • download it. It's as you beginto read and feed on God's Word
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  • that something changes on theinside of you. There's a
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  • powerful version, portion ofscripture in Isaiah 59:21.
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  • Listen to this and see if yourecognize some incredible
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  • principles. "As for Me," saysthe Lord, "this is My covenant,
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  • my agreement with them. MySpirit who is upon you, and My
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  • words which I have put in yourmouth, shall not depart from
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  • your mouth, nor from the mouthof your descendants, nor from
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  • the mouth of your descendants'descendants," says the Lord,
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  • "from this time andforevermore." What He's saying?
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  • He's teaching you and I that thepromises of God, the principles
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  • of the cross. Don't just hopethat your kids go to church.
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  • Don't just hope that yourgrandkids will know Jesus. What
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  • do you do as an adult? Are youteaching your children to speak
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  • what the Word says rather thanto speak what the world says.
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  • Are you teaching them to speakwhat the Bible promises, then
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  • the pain and the sufferingthey're experiencing. Because
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  • whatever your mouth is full ofis what you are prophesying into
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  • your future. Every humanbeing on the planet is a
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  • self-proclaiming prophet. Whatyou are speaking and believing
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  • is what you are allowing intoour futures. Now, you might say,
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  • "Oh, I didn't even allow that."Okay. Well, then, you haven't
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  • learned and grown in the thingsof God to begin to speak the
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  • promises to push that aside. Andhere's where so many people get
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  • offended because I've got lossesand I've had painful things
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  • happened to me. People I'veloved have left early, and stuff
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  • I wanted didn't happen. And thesecond I get offended is when
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  • I'm blaming God, blaming thedevil, blaming my leaders,
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  • blaming my spouse, blaming myparents, blaming somebody. But
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  • when I can recognize, no, no,no, no. I'm done with the blame
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  • game. I'm done. It's me that'slimiting God. Ah, when I begin
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  • to finally go, "Thank You,Jesus, because if it's me, I can
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  • change me." It says here as wellin Isaiah 59:19, "So shall they
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  • fear the name of the Lord fromthe west, and His glory from the
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  • rising of the sun. When theenemy comes in like a flood, the
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  • Spirit of the Lord will lift upa standard against him." You've
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  • heard that verse. Do you knowwhat it means? It means
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  • regardless of how the enemycomes in. I don't care if he
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  • comes in through viruses. Idon't care if he comes in
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  • through a country. I don't careif he comes in through wrong
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  • leadership. I don't care wherehe comes in. If there is a
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  • people who are called by hisname, who will speak the
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  • promises and stand up and maketheir life count. The Bible says
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  • He lift up a standard. That word"standard" is kind of unique.
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  • When you look it up in theBible, it literally means there
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  • is some kind of a thing thatgoes on. If any enemy attacks
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  • you and they begin to run interror, is what it means.
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  • Something is lifted up from bythe Spirit of God whether it's
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  • the angel of God. And it doesn'teven say how or what. It just
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  • says whatever that attacks is,it begins to run from you in
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  • terror. One of the promises ofGod says that your enemy will
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  • come at you one way and fleebefore you seven ways. They
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  • might even have a concertedattack on you. They might be all
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  • coming together to take you out.But man, when they run into the
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  • standard, the defense systemthat God has placed there. It
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  • says they'll just turn and run.And over and over again God's
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  • people in the Old Testament sawit. Whether it was Gideon.
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  • Whether it was all these greatmen and women. And it says that
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  • whole countries, armies, thatbanded together to take out
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  • God's people. It says they runfor fear and they just collected
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  • up all the wealth and the thingsthat they left behind. Why do
  • 00:19:26.123 --> 00:19:29.694
  • Christians wait until they'resick and then try to believe
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  • God? You are to begin to speakthe Word of God that says, it
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  • doesn't even come near mydwelling. It doesn't come
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  • anywhere near my family. Itdoesn't come anywhere near my
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  • home. This is what the Word ofGod says. My challenge to you.
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  • Let's begin to recognize today.There is nothing outside of you
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  • that is limiting you. So if theenemy can get you looking at
  • 00:19:48.980 --> 00:19:52.817
  • him. If they can get you lookingat God as His -, You know, it's
  • 00:19:52.850 --> 00:19:57.255
  • kind of funny how the devil gotEve to look at God as the one
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  • who was stopping her frombecoming all she could be.
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  • That's exactly what happened.You know, God knows the day you
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  • eat of that tree. You're goingto be like Him. You know, the
  • 00:20:12.937 --> 00:20:16.741
  • crazy thing was, she was alreadylike Him. She was made in His
  • 00:20:16.774 --> 00:20:20.811
  • likeness and image. Adam and Evewere two kids of God, children
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  • of God. And yet somehow, andhe's still doing that today,
  • 00:20:24.715 --> 00:20:28.286
  • making you think like coming tochurch and knowing Jesus isn't
  • 00:20:28.319 --> 00:20:32.323
  • where the greatest joy is. Oneof the things I teach our kids
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  • and whenever I would do youth.I'd always explain to them.
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  • There is no blessing that Godhas placed on this planet that
  • 00:20:39.230 --> 00:20:42.867
  • isn't better with God. You'regoing to party better when you
  • 00:20:42.900 --> 00:20:47.605
  • recognize that He has placedguidelines on it. You're going
  • 00:20:47.638 --> 00:20:51.108
  • to have an amazing sex life whenyou get married and recognize
  • 00:20:51.142 --> 00:20:55.179
  • this beautiful gift. Okay? Alsohas sharp edges that can hurt
  • 00:20:55.212 --> 00:20:59.817
  • you. The other day, yesterday wehad a bunch of family over. And
  • 00:20:59.850 --> 00:21:05.089
  • they were, we are, we had someboiling oil or some oil that
  • 00:21:05.122 --> 00:21:08.092
  • we're making some stuff up. Andso we had put a little sign up.
  • 00:21:08.125 --> 00:21:12.863
  • "Hot oil be careful." And Ithought, "Well, it's kind of
  • 00:21:12.897 --> 00:21:15.499
  • cool." You can kind of cook withit. But it's got a dangerous
  • 00:21:15.533 --> 00:21:17.935
  • side. It's kind of like a knife.You can cut your bread but don't
  • 00:21:17.968 --> 00:21:20.638
  • let a three-year old grab thatknife. They'll cut themselves so
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  • bad. They'll need stitches.Everything that is good. You
  • 00:21:23.607 --> 00:21:26.577
  • hand a surgeon a knife. They'llcut that growth off and help you
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  • live longer. Hand a gangsterthat knife. He'll kill people.
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  • So many things. Well, we say,"Well, God is just trying to
  • 00:21:32.950 --> 00:21:35.820
  • stop me from having fun." No. Heknows how to prosper you so your
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  • marriage last. So my challengeto you. Stop thinking that
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  • there's other things that areout there. Recognize the power
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  • of the Bible. Dive in there.Teach your kids. Teach your
  • 00:21:46.664 --> 00:21:49.867
  • grandkids the wisdom of knowingJesus. Having Him alive on the
  • 00:21:49.900 --> 00:21:54.538
  • inside of you. And a closingthought, I want to live with you
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  • before we pray is when you lookat God's Word, it says here in
  • 00:21:57.441 --> 00:22:01.545
  • Isaiah 59:21, "As for Me," saysthe Lord, "this is My covenant
  • 00:22:01.579 --> 00:22:06.584
  • with them: My Spirit who is uponyou, and My words which I have
  • 00:22:06.617 --> 00:22:12.656
  • put in your mouth." Okay, stopright there. I have found as I
  • 00:22:12.690 --> 00:22:18.028
  • continue to grow in the thingswith God. That when any
  • 00:22:18.062 --> 00:22:21.031
  • situation arises because I havemeditated and read through the
  • 00:22:21.065 --> 00:22:26.270
  • Bible, and just every day setaside a little bit of time to
  • 00:22:26.303 --> 00:22:29.807
  • get to know Jesus and His Word.Holy Spirit will put a verse in
  • 00:22:29.840 --> 00:22:33.477
  • my mouth. Many of the great oldpreacher I used to hang around
  • 00:22:33.511 --> 00:22:38.816
  • with as a young boy would talkabout God would literally cause
  • 00:22:38.849 --> 00:22:43.254
  • a certain verse in the Bible tobecome real to them. It would
  • 00:22:43.287 --> 00:22:47.425
  • rise up on the inside and theywill begin to speak that
  • 00:22:47.458 --> 00:22:50.694
  • promise. So many situations inour lives Sal and I were
  • 00:22:50.728 --> 00:22:54.899
  • believing God for something. Averse that we've read and
  • 00:22:54.932 --> 00:22:58.269
  • meditated will rise up and we'llbegin to speak out loud. The
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  • Word says this. The Word saysthis. Just like Jesus did when
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  • He was trying. When not trying,when He was being tempted by the
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  • devil. He didn't just say begone. But He said, "It is
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  • written. It is written. It iswritten." Why aren't you
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  • speaking the Word? That is apowerful form of meditation that
  • 00:23:16.620 --> 00:23:21.392
  • plants the Word in your heart.And then as you speak the Word,
  • 00:23:21.425 --> 00:23:25.796
  • it literally is prophesying yourfuture. It is setting boundaries
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  • on the enemy out. It is settingrealities for the angels of God
  • 00:23:31.268 --> 00:23:36.440
  • and the Word of God to begin togo and to create a future for
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  • you that is beautiful. Godbreathe. God spoken. Stop
  • 00:23:40.444 --> 00:23:45.783
  • letting the enemy attack yourprecious faith. This is the
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  • victory that overcomes the worldand everything in the world
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  • even our faith.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are you feelingstuck, unhappy, or worn down?
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  • It could be that yourautopilot needs a reset.
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  • In Leon Fontaine'sbrand-new series,
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  • "Setting Your Autopilot",learn how the beliefs
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  • you hold deep in your heartare like a plane's autopilot
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  • determining thedirection of your life.
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  • -LEON: What do yougive attention to?
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  • What you give attention toin life, is programming
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  • and planting what theBible calls your heart.
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  • Your heart is theautopilot for your life.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,Leon shares how to guard the
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  • three gateways of your heart,how to deal with faulty belief
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  • systems, and how to changeyour thoughts and attitudes.
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  • -LEON: Whatever you believe,begins to influence your life.
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  • Don't just learn whatto believe, but learn
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  • how to apply what you believe.
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  • -LEON: One of the absolute keysto living this Christian life is
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  • to be directed by God. So manypeople want formulas, so many
  • 00:25:29.653 --> 00:25:33.591
  • people want something they canfollow a step by step plan. And
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  • there's lots of things in lifeyou can do that with, like
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  • disciplining yourself with Biblereading. But when it comes to
  • 00:25:41.031 --> 00:25:44.301
  • direction from God, the Biblesays, "My sheep hear My voice."
  • 00:25:44.335 --> 00:25:49.473
  • And it says that He leads us byname. There is such a specific
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  • guidance from God that it is byname. And so it's crucial to
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  • understand, even the Romansteaches us that to be sons of
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  • God that we are led by theSpirit of God. And so I wanna
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  • encourage you, if you've neverfelt like you could be led by
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  • God's presence, make sure youbegin to believe that and
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  • confess that. Father, in thename of Jesus I pray right now.
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  • That You'd put this incredibledesire inside of every person to
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  • get direction from Youspecifically. That Lord, they
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  • can trust You, Your Word andYour Spirit to guide them in the
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  • directions to make the rightdecisions and they can have
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  • a confidence in gettingdirection from You.
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  • I pray this inJesus name, amen.
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