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August 13, 2020
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Leon Fontaine is showing people across the earth how to unleash the miraculous in their everyday lives and take Jesus to their families; friends; and communities.

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A Christian's Purpose

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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: As a Christianyou have been given a purpose
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  • for your life. Once yougive your life to Christ,
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  • Jesus said that we areto go into the world
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  • and share the goodnews of Jesus.
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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.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: When you give your lifeto Jesus, the Bible says that
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  • the Spirit of Christ comeswithin you, Holy Spirit. Now,
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  • there are two things that HolySpirit does in you, and this is
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  • very important. Christians whotried to live the Christian life
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  • without understanding these twothings about Holy Spirit.
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  • Usually make a mess of it, getdiscouraged, fall away, because
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  • they don't understand these twoareas. Here's what they are,
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  • Holy Spirit when you give yourlife to Christ is within you and
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  • this indwelling presence youmust learn to relate to Him,
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  • have fellowship with Him.Because this indwelling presence
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  • according to Galatians 5:22 iswhere His joy, His peace, His
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  • self-control, His ability is onthe inside of you. And it will
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  • minister to you. Christians whohave never learned to rely on
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  • Holy Spirit. That as you spendtime in God's Word, as you
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  • worship like you did today. Buteveryday of your life you're
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  • doing this. This indwellingpresence is where your peace,
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  • your joy, your patience. Youknow, there are nine fruits of
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  • the Spirit written in Galatians5:22, like joy, love, peace,
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  • patience, goodness, kindness,self-control. Did you know that
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  • when a person doesn't have this?They are horrid to leave with,
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  • awful to be around. Who wants tobe with someone who has no joy?
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  • Who wants to be with someone whohas no peace? Who wants to be
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  • with someone who's got noself-control. They're gonna do
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  • what they want, when they want,how they want, regardless of
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  • what you think or say. Thesebeautiful fruits of the Spirit
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  • are called fruits because theygrow. You can't just have them
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  • instantly. The Bible says workout your own salvation with fear
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  • and trembling. As you get intoGod's Word, as you begin to get
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  • out to church and get involvedand get to know Jesus because
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  • it's not sitting in church thatmakes you a Christian. But this
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  • incredible relationship it doessomething. And you will find
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  • that deep inside of you aflowing of peace. Someone asked
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  • me one time, "How in the worldyou stay at peace with all these
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  • things going on?" I said becausemy peace doesn't come from
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  • peaceful situations. My peacecomes from the Prince of Peace
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  • who is within me. You know, ifthat was the case, then see,
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  • churches are all about helpingpeople in crisis. I'm never
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  • gonna have a peaceful time.That's like telling an emergency
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  • doctor. You know, when there'sno emergencies, you go ahead and
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  • grab lunch. Well, he's nevergonna eat. No one schedules
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  • their emergencies. And so peacedoesn't come from the absence of
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  • problems. It comes frominternal. Joy doesn't come
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  • because we're doing somethingfun today like kid's day. What
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  • are we doing today mom? Well,we're gonna be -, as though joy
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  • comes from what you're doing. Itcan. Happiness can come from
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  • happenings. But there's a joythat is a source of joy within
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  • you. And that joy can justradiate and flow on a regular
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  • basis regardless of what you'redoing. This self-control, this
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  • patience, this goodness, thiskindness. These beautiful fruits
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  • of the Spirit they grow in yourlife as you follow Jesus and you
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  • follow the teachings of theBible. Have a relationship with
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  • Him. Now, there's another partthat Holy Spirit has in our
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  • lives and that is His outflowingpower. For example, when you
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  • give your life to Jesus,something changes on the inside
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  • that is so profound and you canlearn to live in this indwelling
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  • presence. But then there is thisoutpouring power. In 1
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  • Corinthians 12, and starting toread at verse 7. 1 Corinthians
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  • 12, it says, "But themanifestation of the Spirit is
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  • given to every man to profitwithal." It says, "For to one is
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  • given by the Spirit the word ofwisdom, another the word of
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  • knowledge by the same Spirit, toanother gifts of healing by the
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  • same Spirit, to another theworking of miracles, to another
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  • prophecy, to another discerningof spirits, to another divers
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  • kinds of tongues, to another theinterpretation of tongues. But
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  • all of these are working thatone and the selfsame Spirit,
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  • dividing to every man severallyas He will." What does this
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  • mean? This literally means thatas a Christian, you have been
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  • given a purpose for your life.People often ask me. What's my
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  • purpose? I gotta find mypurpose. If you're looking for a
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  • career, then figure that out.But actually, once you give your
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  • life to Christ, Jesus said thatwe are to go into the world and
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  • share the good news of Jesus.And that wherever you are, and
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  • the Bible says in Acts 1, lookat this verse in Acts 1:8, and
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  • it's talking here about power tobe a Christian so that you can
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  • help others. It says, and you.Who? You shall receive power,
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  • power, after the Holy Ghost hascome upon you, and you shall be
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  • witnesses. I want you to noticethe word "witnesses." If I was
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  • subpoena to court because of thebig accident that took place in
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  • front of my house. And the judgesays, "Leon, did you witness the
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  • accident?" And I go, "No, yourhonor." Oh, why are you here.
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  • Get out of my courtroom. Wedon't need you. If you're not a
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  • witness, you're of no help. Didyou know that when it comes to
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  • spreading this beautiful messageof Jesus, He doesn't say to do
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  • it theologically. He doesn't sayto go out there and just debate
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  • people until you win. He says bea witness. Well, what is a
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  • witness? It is somebody who haswitnessed it, seen it, worked
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  • for them. Something has happenedin their life. They had seen the
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  • good news of God. And when yougo to tell others, you share
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  • with them His goodness in yourlife. The Christian life can be
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  • one of the most boring thingsgoing if you don't recognize
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  • your purpose. Your purpose is toshare Christ everywhere you go.
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  • And not to do it in a religiousstupid crazy way. But just to be
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  • aware that God is bringingpeople pass in your world, and
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  • He'll show you which one it isthat you need to speak to. And
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  • the Bible says that when yougive your life to Christ, that
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  • the next thing you should do ispray for this baptism of Holy
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  • Spirit. His power to come onyour life because then it talks
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  • about healings. It talks aboutbe able to discern spirits. It
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  • talks about having words ofknowledge, words of wisdom,
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  • working of miracles. Somethinggets on your life that's hard to
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  • explain. You're not smarter.You're not more intelligent.
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  • You're not an amazing, you know,person in the Bible. It's just
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  • you care for people and becauseHoly Spirit is within you and
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  • He's upon you that when youbegin to talk to people
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  • beautiful things happen. Did youknow that God can show you
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  • things to help people? You know,people who are really insecure.
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  • People who have really lowself-image, they love being star
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  • of the show and look at me andGod spoke to me and I need to
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  • do. And it's just, that is justyour insecurity. Spirit
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  • Contemporary is why I often talkabout. The ability to be
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  • spiritually alive and filledwith God's Word, His presence.
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  • But when you talk to people,you're relevant. You're
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  • contemporary. As you will, doyou mind if I grab lunch with
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  • you? He goes, no. Take him outfor lunch and spoke for two
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  • hours with him about the thingsof God. Another time, I was just
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  • walking into and I've sharedthis story a lot, too. I was
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  • just walking into a Starbucks. Igot my coffee and I looked
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  • around for a place to sit and Isaw a guy sitting at a table by
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  • himself and I just knew inside.You guys ever have those
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  • knowing? Everybody gets them.It's like gut feelings. It's
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  • like kind of a sense of don't dothis or do that or don't hire
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  • that guy, hire that guy. How doyou know? I don't know. I just,
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  • just a gut feeling. That's, asyou give your life to Christ, He
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  • begins to guide you more andmore through those things. And
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  • then as you get involved withpeople, there is a power of God
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  • that begins to flow off of youand it helps other people. So, I
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  • looked at this guy and I'm likeyeah. So I just walked up. I
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  • said, "Excuse me." I said there,"Do you mind if I'd join you for
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  • coffee?" And he kind ofsurprised I asked. He goes, "No,
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  • not at all. Have a sit." We justchatted hockey and different
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  • stuff. And then he told me whyhe was there by himself. His
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  • wife was dying in the hospitalnearby and this is just his
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  • break. He just kind of by herbedside as a vigil. She's gonna
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  • go and, she's gonna die. And sohe just shared this and I did
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  • not share to dive into a bigwitnessing thing. So I just
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  • said, man. I said, I go to acool church. I said, where we
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  • have, we pray for people. Wouldyou mind if I put your wife's
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  • name on our prayer list. And hegoes, "No, not at all." But
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  • tears were coming to his eyes.Because when people are going
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  • through stuff, and someone doesany kind of kindness. Have you
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  • noticed how much it touches you?So I got his wife's name. We
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  • kind of laughed and talked andleft. He had no idea I was a
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  • pastor. He didn't know I was ontel. He didn't know nothing
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  • other than we're just two guyschatting. So we put her name and
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  • our teams prayed. And aboutthree months later, I don't
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  • remember how long. I was back inthat Starbucks and I run into
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  • this guy and he sees me. Hegoes, "You! I got to talk to
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  • you." He said, "Do you know thatlater weeks after that I run
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  • into you and you said the churchwas gonna pray." He said, "One
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  • morning, the doctors came in tosay she's not dying." He says,
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  • "And we didn't think she had thestrength for this intervention.
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  • Now, we think we could do this."So they did the intervention.
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  • Whether it was a surgery orwhatever and it worked. And they
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  • did something else and this, herwhole life began to just turn,
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  • and she began to get better. Andeventually, so by the time he
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  • talked to me, she was home withhim. And he looked at me and he
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  • goes, he was just surprised,shocked. And now I had the
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  • chance to share. Listen to me.When you simply reach out to
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  • people and tell them about Jesusbut not in a preachy condemning
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  • way. Just be a witness of whatHe did to your life, what He
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  • means to you. The second youengage somebody. Did you know
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  • Holy Spirit marks that personand He begins to go to work on
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  • that person. Was that a badthing? No, it's a good thing
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  • because it's the goodness of Godthat leads a man to repentance.
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  • All these screaming preachers,screaming and pointing their
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  • fingers and condemning andyou're going to hell you dirty
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  • rotten sinner. Like very fewpeople will be one like that to
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  • Christ. It's the good news ofGod that leads a man to
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  • repentance. And the second Godbrings someone to cross your
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  • path. You'll know this personstarts talking. You're going,
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  • "How you're doing?" Yeah. Man,they just open up. People would
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  • just open up and starts talkingto me. On a plane or every time
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  • strangers will open up tostranger but to nobody in their
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  • world. When that happen, it's asign. Or when you're just
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  • somewhere and someone juststands out to you. You start
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  • talking with them. Holy Spiritknows they are ready for someone
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  • to just to share in their ownway. What you've noticed since
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  • you gave your life to Christ?Now, when you begin to be a
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  • witness. You begin to share yourexperience with that person.
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  • Holy Spirit begins to go towork. And so it's important for
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  • you to pray for that person.Sometimes you can just pray for
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  • them right there. And if, goahead. Don't be ashamed. Don't
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  • be embarrassed. The world's gotall sorts of crazy things people
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  • believed. But when you begin tocare about, you stop looking at
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  • yourself, you know. Everybody ifyou've got your binoculars on,
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  • they're always looking at theirown life, their own messes,
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  • their own stuff, their ownissues. They've never got enough
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  • and just said I need to look outthere and go, "I'm gonna go help
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  • some people." In fact, I'll tellyou one of my little formulas.
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  • When stuff starts messing withme and it seems like very right
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  • turn, I got a problem. I got anissue. I kind of go, "Argh." You
  • 00:14:40.471 --> 00:14:43.808
  • know what I do? I just walk awayfrom it and I go share Jesus
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  • with somebody. I go to somebodyin good term. I go figure
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  • somebody I wanna phone call. Howyou're doing? I just go be kind
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  • and start helping people.Because I know if I keep my
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  • brain on myself right now, I'mjust gonna go, argh. And it's
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  • amazing how it helps us. You arecalled to share your story of
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  • what God is doing in your life.Leon, I don't know the Bible. It
  • 00:15:07.532 --> 00:15:10.768
  • doesn't say go explain theBible. You've been given power
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  • to be witnesses. You're notgiven power to be theologians.
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  • You're not given power to go andproselytize. You just, you go
  • 00:15:20.044 --> 00:15:22.847
  • and everywhere you go there arepeople who are hurting. They're
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  • needy. They don't know Christ.On the inside of them is just
  • 00:15:26.584 --> 00:15:30.288
  • this great big empty hole. Someof you have been going to church
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  • and volunteering. You're gettingbored and you got your job and
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  • your career. And you just, yeah,you know, what more is there?
  • 00:15:36.961 --> 00:15:39.697
  • Well, it's your purpose. What'syour purpose? People are dying.
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  • They're going into eternitywithout Christ. And somehow, we
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  • forget that. And we got ourcareers and our families and
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  • inside, you, you, you, you, you,you, you. Your eyes are always
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  • on you, you, you, you, you, you,you, you, you, you, you. No
  • 00:15:58.249 --> 00:16:04.989
  • wonder you're upset, depressed,down, bored. I would be too if I
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  • was looking at you all the time.Your purpose is all around you.
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  • Beautiful people, hurting lives,messed up lives, perfect lives,
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  • financially and everything else.But deep inside so empty and
  • 00:16:18.269 --> 00:16:22.340
  • searching. And you have a uniquecalling upon your life. That
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  • this Jesus that you know, is notto get a row. Oh, we need more
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  • people in our church. We'regonna get another star on the
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  • attendance stickers. No. There'san eternity without Christ and
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  • heaven is a prepared place for aprepared people. And if you
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  • don't choose Jesus, that's theonly way to get to heaven. Well,
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  • doesn't God send. No. Goddoesn't send anybody to hell,
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  • okay? It's just you can't getinto heaven without Jesus. And
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  • so that's what's left. God takeseverything He owns to heaven.
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  • Satan takes everything he ownsto hell. And so this is a
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  • decision. It's crucial. Andyou'll never know which people
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  • walk past you or the people youbegin to talk to. A young lady
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  • one time told me this story. Shewas involved in witchcraft, got
  • 00:17:14.092 --> 00:17:22.200
  • involved so much. She's involvedin Satanism. I mean, I could
  • 00:17:22.233 --> 00:17:26.037
  • tell you stories that make youjust sick. Just sacrificing
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  • animals, sick things withpeople, drugs, you know, demons,
  • 00:17:28.873 --> 00:17:32.009
  • of this whole area that somepeople get all caught up in. And
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  • she was walking down the streetone day, and she ran right into
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  • me as I was walking past her.And she said, "You walk past
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  • me?" And I got immediately sickto my stomach. I went, "What?"
  • 00:17:43.888 --> 00:17:46.591
  • And she goes, "I knew you hadmore power than anything the
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  • dark side could ever offer. So Istarted following you through
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  • the stores." Of course, it'sgetting creepy. She goes, "I
  • 00:17:54.532 --> 00:17:57.969
  • follow you until I found someonewho knew who you were, and they
  • 00:17:58.002 --> 00:18:01.572
  • said you're a pastor at thischurch." She says, "I came to
  • 00:18:01.606 --> 00:18:05.076
  • the church and I gave my life toJesus Christ." And she's telling
  • 00:18:05.109 --> 00:18:09.280
  • me the story and she did. Shestarted coming to our church.
  • 00:18:09.313 --> 00:18:12.250
  • Her world was so messed up, sobad but God began to deal with
  • 00:18:12.283 --> 00:18:17.622
  • her. She discovered Christ. Shediscovered Jesus. You never know
  • 00:18:17.655 --> 00:18:20.992
  • who you're gonna run into andwhy. And everywhere you go are
  • 00:18:21.025 --> 00:18:26.631
  • people who, they would open upto Christ if you would share.
  • 00:18:26.664 --> 00:18:30.968
  • Because Holy Spirit knows whowill get along with you. Ever
  • 00:18:31.002 --> 00:18:34.205
  • notice there's some people youcan get along just like that and
  • 00:18:34.238 --> 00:18:36.407
  • the other people that just can'tstand you just like that. Oh,
  • 00:18:36.440 --> 00:18:41.946
  • no. Everyone loves me. That'syour problem. They don't. You
  • 00:18:41.979 --> 00:18:44.582
  • just don't realize it. They justput up with you. But there's
  • 00:18:44.615 --> 00:18:47.552
  • always people that you canrelate to. There's people who
  • 00:18:47.585 --> 00:18:50.087
  • don't want to talk to me, butthey'll talk to you. And if
  • 00:18:50.121 --> 00:18:52.356
  • people don't want to talk toyou, they'll talk to me, and
  • 00:18:52.390 --> 00:18:54.358
  • Holy Spirit understands all ofthat. He brings people to cross
  • 00:18:54.392 --> 00:18:57.495
  • your path. He brings you tocross their path. And a simple
  • 00:18:57.528 --> 00:19:00.865
  • prayer will literally releasethe presence and the power of
  • 00:19:00.898 --> 00:19:04.202
  • God to heal, to set captivesfree, to heal broken hearts, to
  • 00:19:04.235 --> 00:19:08.739
  • give somebody hope. But did youknow that according to the
  • 00:19:08.773 --> 00:19:12.243
  • Bible, if the gospel is notshared from a human being's
  • 00:19:12.276 --> 00:19:17.315
  • mouth, it cannot be shared.Angels do not share the gospel.
  • 00:19:17.348 --> 00:19:21.752
  • Angels can point you. Jesus canappear and talk to somebody. But
  • 00:19:21.786 --> 00:19:26.157
  • the gospel it says must beshared from a human being. It
  • 00:19:26.190 --> 00:19:29.560
  • says who, how will they hearunless someone was sent to share
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  • this good news. It's kind of ascary thing when you realize how
  • 00:19:34.465 --> 00:19:39.136
  • many people have never heardabout Jesus and they're around
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:43.107
  • you right now. And one of thejoys I find in my life, is I
  • 00:19:43.140 --> 00:19:47.144
  • just look, I'm always lookingfor opportunities just to be
  • 00:19:47.178 --> 00:19:49.480
  • kind to someone, talk withsomeone. It might just be an
  • 00:19:49.513 --> 00:19:52.183
  • encouraging word, or it might bea chance to sit down and chat
  • 00:19:52.216 --> 00:19:55.319
  • with somebody about -, I gotsome of the craziest
  • 00:19:55.353 --> 00:19:57.521
  • conversations from Martian tothe world being seeded, to
  • 00:19:57.555 --> 00:20:00.992
  • anything about dinosaurs to all.I just get the conversation with
  • 00:20:01.025 --> 00:20:04.962
  • people and I end up being ableto share what Jesus has done in
  • 00:20:04.996 --> 00:20:08.966
  • my life. I want to challenge youtoday that your Christian walk
  • 00:20:09.000 --> 00:20:14.972
  • is not about you. It's not aboutyou. Like could you get your
  • 00:20:15.006 --> 00:20:21.879
  • faith? Your eyes off of you. Andwhen you get your eyes off of
  • 00:20:21.912 --> 00:20:25.883
  • you, it's when you start to getbetter. When you start reaching
  • 00:20:25.916 --> 00:20:29.186
  • out and helping others, it'swhen you stop magnifying all
  • 00:20:29.220 --> 00:20:32.023
  • your little problems. And all ofa sudden, great things begin to
  • 00:20:32.056 --> 00:20:37.161
  • happen around you as peoplebegin to discover the Jesus that
  • 00:20:37.194 --> 00:20:41.932
  • you know. I'll never forgetwalking through the hospital and
  • 00:20:41.966 --> 00:20:47.004
  • walking past this room and thiselderly man, "Excuse me." And I
  • 00:20:47.038 --> 00:20:51.676
  • said, "Yes?" It's late at night.He says, "I'm cold. Could you
  • 00:20:51.709 --> 00:20:55.246
  • bring me a blanket?" So I did.And I'm telling you the story
  • 00:20:55.279 --> 00:20:58.616
  • really quickly because it's along story. Covered him up and
  • 00:20:58.649 --> 00:21:02.253
  • he looks at me and he says,"Could you sit down with me?" I
  • 00:21:02.286 --> 00:21:04.922
  • said, "Sure." They tell me I'mgonna die tonight. I said,
  • 00:21:04.955 --> 00:21:10.628
  • "Really?" Yeah. So I just, I gotno family, no friends. I got no
  • 00:21:10.661 --> 00:21:17.768
  • one. Would you mind just stayingwith me? I said, "Sure." So I'm
  • 00:21:17.802 --> 00:21:26.444
  • sitting beside him and I canhear his labored breathing,
  • 00:21:26.477 --> 00:21:29.814
  • covered him up right under hischin. I said, "Do you know
  • 00:21:29.847 --> 00:21:34.852
  • anything about dying?" What doyou mean? I say, "Well, heaven.
  • 00:21:34.885 --> 00:21:41.092
  • It's actually a prepared placefor people who died. But only
  • 00:21:41.125 --> 00:21:44.862
  • you can make that decision. AndJesus died in your place, one
  • 00:21:44.895 --> 00:21:49.600
  • apartment for you but only youcan accept it." He said, "I live
  • 00:21:49.633 --> 00:21:53.704
  • my life a mess." He said, "I'min my 80s now." He said, "He's
  • 00:21:53.738 --> 00:21:57.308
  • not gonna take me now and mejust kind of last minute just."
  • 00:21:57.341 --> 00:22:00.711
  • I said, "No. He will." Really? Isaid, "Yeah." He said, "Well,
  • 00:22:00.745 --> 00:22:08.753
  • how do I do it?" I said, "I'lllead you in a prayer. Can I pray
  • 00:22:08.786 --> 00:22:11.989
  • you right now?" He said, "Sure."I led him into prayer. He asked
  • 00:22:12.022 --> 00:22:16.694
  • Jesus to come into his heart toforgive him. And this big smile
  • 00:22:16.727 --> 00:22:21.165
  • came on his face. He said,"Would you hold my hand until I
  • 00:22:21.198 --> 00:22:25.870
  • die?" I said, "Yeah." Within 30to 45 minutes he breathed his
  • 00:22:25.903 --> 00:22:31.175
  • last and he went straight toheaven. There are people
  • 00:22:31.208 --> 00:22:35.980
  • everywhere that you might betheir last hope. You might be
  • 00:22:36.013 --> 00:22:42.019
  • the last person that that guysees before he goes into
  • 00:22:42.052 --> 00:22:45.523
  • eternity with an accident orwhatever goes on. And so I want
  • 00:22:45.556 --> 00:22:48.626
  • to challenge you if you've givenyour life to Jesus. You could
  • 00:22:48.659 --> 00:22:52.530
  • just keep coming to church andlooking at you, bettering you,
  • 00:22:52.563 --> 00:22:55.199
  • helping you, you, you, you, you,you, you. Or you could do the
  • 00:22:55.232 --> 00:22:58.636
  • most incredible thing thepurpose of everyone of us have
  • 00:22:58.669 --> 00:23:02.573
  • been called to, is to be awitness of this amazing Jesus,
  • 00:23:02.606 --> 00:23:07.344
  • what He's done in your life andshare Him with others. And when
  • 00:23:07.378 --> 00:23:11.315
  • you do that, it suddenly andpowerfully changes your world.
  • 00:23:11.348 --> 00:23:16.887
  • But if you continue to own like,what do you need? Oh, I need
  • 00:23:16.921 --> 00:23:19.323
  • this. I need healing. I need thefinances. I need this. You
  • 00:23:19.356 --> 00:23:21.926
  • literally will lead your wholelife just kind of empty and just
  • 00:23:21.959 --> 00:23:25.229
  • always you. But when you focuson others, the greatest joys
  • 00:23:25.262 --> 00:23:29.066
  • you'll ever experience isin being a witness
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  • of Jesus Christ to others.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: God calls youfavoured, healed, and
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  • courageous. Many believersknow God's promises but
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  • struggle to see them at workin their lives.
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  • -LEON: That's why I've writtena brand-new book called
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  • Supernatural Promises. I want tohelp you to take God's promises,
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  • from your head to your heart.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Rise up and walk inthe power of all that's been
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  • promised to you, like neverbefore. In his book, Leon dives
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  • deep into scripture and showsyou exactly how to meditate on
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  • God's Word, connect with HisWord, and then transform
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  • from the inside out. You too canlearn to walk in the miraculous,
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  • every day! By understanding andworking the Biblical process of
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  • -LEON: Today, we're talkingabout living in peace. You know,
  • 00:24:48.145 --> 00:24:51.015
  • when we were in the garden, wedidn't know fear. Adam and Eve
  • 00:24:51.048 --> 00:24:55.452
  • didn't know any of the horribleemotions that plague the human
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  • race today. And so the Biblesays that we can have the mind
  • 00:25:01.258 --> 00:25:06.196
  • of Christ. And I want toencourage you that as you get to
  • 00:25:06.230 --> 00:25:10.200
  • know Jesus through His Word andas you get to know Jesus through
  • 00:25:10.234 --> 00:25:13.938
  • prayer, communicating, spendingtime with Him, something
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  • powerful takes place on theinside of you. I love the
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  • Amplified version that says thatwhen we can have the mind of
  • 00:25:20.778 --> 00:25:23.981
  • Christ, it says we can have Histhoughts. We can have His
  • 00:25:24.014 --> 00:25:27.751
  • feelings. We can have Hisdesires. When you look at how
  • 00:25:27.785 --> 00:25:31.589
  • powerful that is, you're goingto run to God's Word each day.
  • 00:25:31.622 --> 00:25:36.226
  • In my life I spend time everyday in the Word. And when I'm in
  • 00:25:36.260 --> 00:25:41.165
  • the Word, I'm getting to knowJesus and His plan. And in my
  • 00:25:41.198 --> 00:25:44.668
  • prayer time, I'm getting to knowHim, and something changes. The
  • 00:25:44.702 --> 00:25:49.139
  • other day I was speaking with abusiness person over a cup of
  • 00:25:49.173 --> 00:25:52.476
  • coffee that just said, "Youknow, you have a confidence that
  • 00:25:52.509 --> 00:25:56.447
  • is so peaceful." It'sinteresting that the world
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  • recognizes this peace is at thevery foundation of all we are
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  • and all we do. You can have thatpeace. It can continue to grow,
  • 00:26:05.255 --> 00:26:10.027
  • and you can live in God'sincredible peace. Father, I pray
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  • right now. Let there be adesire. Let there be a believing
  • 00:26:14.331 --> 00:26:17.935
  • that it's in His Word and it'sin relationship with Jesus that
  • 00:26:17.968 --> 00:26:21.972
  • we completely change, and welive in this peace. I pray this
  • 00:26:22.006 --> 00:26:26.610
  • peace upon them right now. Touchthem in a powerful way and let
  • 00:26:26.644 --> 00:26:30.814
  • it begin from today that theynever let it go as they cling
  • 00:26:30.848 --> 00:26:35.853
  • to You and as theymove into Your Word.
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  • I pray this in Jesus'name, amen.
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