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September 28, 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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  • -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: God will guideyou. He'll guide you in His
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  • peace. His voice is never turnoff. He's always guiding,
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  • leading, speaking to youon the inside.
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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: As a young man, I becamevery aware that if I wanted to
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  • live my life in an exciting way,I needed to hear the voice of
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  • God. I needed for myself to knowHis direction, to know when He
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  • puts something in my spirit.When I talk about the voice of
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  • God, I don't mean with myphysical ears. But I'm going to
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  • talk today about the voice ofGod and what the Bible says
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  • about that in your life. As akid growing up in a pastors'
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  • home, both my mom and my dad. Iknew beyond a shadow of a doubt
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  • that God spoke to them, notbecause they were pastors
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  • because pastors don't hear thevoice of God clearer because
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  • we're pastors. We must train andequip our ear to hear, not our
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  • physical ear, but I will call itthe ear of your heart. And so
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  • many people don't get it. Iwould watch dad. My father often
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  • would say, "I got to go rightnow. I'll be back." And where
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  • are you going? I'm going to soand so's house. And you just
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  • knew God has spoken to him. Hego there at a certain time and
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  • it was God guiding him all theway. He would even at times get
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  • a number in his head and thenGod say, "That house number
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  • this, over there knock on thedoor." And in it would be an
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  • emergency, a guy was dying.Prayed with him. God healed him.
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  • I've watched my mom and therewas times things go on in the
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  • house. She knew what was goingon in my life. She knew when
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  • things were happening that shehad to sit one of us kids down
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  • and say okay. And she'd guide usaway from the enemy tempting us
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  • into things as young kids, asyoung guys. I knew in watching
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  • them that God guided them inministry, in parenting, in
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  • marriage. They would know topray about certain things. They
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  • would even write it down andsay, "At this time, God had me
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  • praying for you." And theytalked to the person we're
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  • talking about. I mean, it'sexciting to know that God speaks
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  • to you and I. And so as a youngman, I knew that if I was going
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  • to live my life the way Goddesigned it. You see, for you
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  • God's got a business life, afamily life. He's got a career.
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  • He's got a relationship that Hewants with you. That isn't just
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  • a book with a bunch of rules. Itis a book that helps you equip
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  • and train your heart so that youcould hear the presence of God.
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  • You can sense the presence andyou can hear the voice, the
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  • direction of God. I've oftenshared different stories, and
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  • certain stories I kept repeatingthem because they lend
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  • themselves good to certainpoints. But I remember in my
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  • late teens being in a restaurantone time by myself after
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  • working. And as I was about towalk out the door, I paid. I
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  • just sensed it in my stomach, inmy heart this gut feeling of,
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  • "Oh, don't go out that door."And I just, what's going on? I
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  • just kept walking and an evenstronger sense of foreboding.
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  • "Do not walk out that door," iswhat I sensed. And I remember
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  • literally knowing I can't go outthat door of the restaurant. So
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  • I went through the kitchen. Theygot all upset and they're
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  • screaming at me. I didn't care.I walked out, got to my car,
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  • drove around and sure enoughthere's two guys standing one on
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  • each side of the door and oneguy had a knife in his hand. I
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  • don't know if it was for me orsomeone else, but I was the next
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  • guy through that door, and Ididn't go ask him. I just drove
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  • off knowing thank You, God. Youguide us. You lead us. You
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  • direct us. There's things thatwhen God gives us direction and
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  • He speaks to us. That what waswonderful as He also adds His
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  • peace to His voice. And I'musing the word voice for a
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  • reason because a voice issomething powerful. It's
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  • something beautiful. When Iwalked in to one of my kids
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  • houses, their homes and they'vegot grandkids. When those
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  • grandkids hear my voice, I mean,their eyeballs light up. They
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  • come running. They want to hugme, sit on my lap, talk about
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  • doing something together. Iremember whenever I hear my
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  • dad's voice or when I hearSally's voice or one of the
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  • voices of my kids. We've all gotdistinct voices. And when you
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  • hear someone's voice, I mean, itjust touches you. It's not just
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  • to communicate direction. It'salso relationship. Now, there's
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  • sometimes kids got to laugh atme. I can be so tired, but I
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  • don't want to miss anything. Soif there's kids over and we're
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  • all hanging out. I mean, I'll gosit in a chair. There's times
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  • I'm even nodded off or I'm tootired to talk. But I just love
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  • sitting there with the familyand hearing all these voices.
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  • All these voices filled withcommunication and love and
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  • telling stories and laughing andteasing and mock fighting and
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  • whatever else is going on.There's something about a voice
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  • that is warm and friendly andexciting and that is God's
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  • voice. It brings us direction.But when it brings us direction,
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  • it'll also brings peace as youare making that decision.
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  • Because some of the things thatI've sensed God asked us to do
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  • have been things that probablywould have freaked me out. And
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  • so hearing the voice of God,sensing the voice of God on the
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  • inside. It's so important. And Iknew as a young man that if I
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  • wanted direction in my life, Ineeded to train my ear to hear.
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  • And the Bible says that oftenthat him that has ears hear. And
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  • it was amazing as I had learnedbefore to hear the voice in the
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  • direction of God as a paramedic,as a dad, as a husband. That
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  • even in business and decisionsthat are millions of dollars or
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  • things going on. That God wouldnever ever stop directing me. He
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  • will never stop speaking to myheart. And I want you to know
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  • that God is always talking toyou. You might not receive. You
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  • know, there's a drone that weuse for our shots over here. And
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  • this drone is flying around thisthing as I'm preaching. And
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  • we've got the operator sittingover here on the side and it
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  • communicates with that you can'teven see a wire. But I can ask
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  • the guy with the control, "Couldyou move the lamp post over
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  • there." But the lamp post hasn'thad the software downloaded on
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  • for him to control it. But itdoes control that one drone. I
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  • mean, you can take it for Ithink it's like eight kilometers
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  • and bring it back. This thingwill hover. If it runs out of
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  • power, it literally just fliesright back to where it's
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  • supposed to go and brings rightdown. It's unbelievable. The
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  • things that's been communicated.But the controls which are over
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  • here, all the software's inthere. Did you know that all the
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  • software, all that is needed foryou to hear the voice of God is
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  • in you and you're alwaysreceiving it. It's just that you
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  • need to learn to train your earto hear. You need to learn to
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  • train your heart to focus. Andso as a young man, I really
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  • wanted to make sure. And as Idove into the Word of God, there
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  • was something that really helpedme, and I want to talk to you
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  • about it and I want to teach youon it. I'm going to be reading
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  • to you out of John 1 just a fewverses and this is from The
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  • Voice Bible. It's a wonderfultranslation. It says, "In the
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  • beginning before time itself wasmeasured, the Voice was
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  • speaking. The Voice was and isGod. This celestial Word
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  • remained ever present with theCreator. His speech shaped the
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  • entire cosmos. Immersed in thepractice of creating, all things
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  • that exist were birthed in Him.His breath filled all things
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  • with a living, breathing light."Let's just dive down to verse 16
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  • for time. It says, "Through thisman, meaning Jesus, we all
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  • receive gifts of grace beyondour imagination. You see, Moses
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  • gave us rules to live by, butJesus the Anointed offered us
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  • gifts of grace and truth. God,unseen until now, is revealed in
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  • the Voice, God's only Son,straight from the Father's
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  • heart." Do you know what's soexciting about being a follower
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  • of Christ? One of the verses inthe Bible, it says that when we
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  • became, give our lives toChrist. It's not like following
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  • dumb idols. And it's talkingabout other religions and idols
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  • that people pray and worship to.But it says our God, and the
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  • word "dumb" means silent. OurGod is not silent. Our God does
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  • not speak to pastors. Our Godspeaks to everyone. He doesn't
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  • just speak to bishops andoverseers. He speaks to
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  • everyone. And that is thedifference today when it comes
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  • to you and I following Jesus. Isthat it's not just rules that
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  • you, if you obey all these,you're going to be blessed. No.
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  • There's a living dynamic beingGod Himself is communicating
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  • with you. It says in John 10, mysheep hear my voice. There is a
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  • receiving. Just like that dronewas receiving instruction and
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  • carrying it out. You can receiveinstruction from God Himself.
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  • You can chat and talk with God.It doesn't even have to always
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  • be direction. It's amazing howHis peace, His joy will touch
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  • you, speak to you. We've got toremember that God is active,
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  • alive. He's at work within youand I, communicating, talking.
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  • There's times I'll be readingthe Bible and something else
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  • strike my funny bone and He'sguiding me and showing me things
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  • and I'll just start to laugh andgiggle. And I'm positive He's
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  • laughing with me because God'sgot a sense of humor. Psalm 2
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  • says He laughs. We know that Godhas emotions. He's not just a
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  • robot. But isn't it excitingthat He is watching you and He's
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  • guiding you. He's always sendingor He's always communicating
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  • with you. There is nothing thathas ever happened to you
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  • positive, negative that Godhasn't been trying to show you
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  • and direct you towards theblessing and away from the
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  • heartache and the pain. God isin love with you and I. He
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  • cares. But it's a good thing tounderstand that if you want to
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  • train yourself to hear God'svoice, to hear His direction, to
  • 00:13:00.939 --> 00:13:07.011
  • grow in it. You need to knowwhat the Word says. Much of the
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  • decision making, did you knowthat you make 2.500 decisions
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  • every day. That's what they tellus. Every day 2.500 decisions.
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  • Well, then you're also makingbigger decisions about career,
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  • who you're going to marry, howyou're going to handle a
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  • marriage problem, a businessproblem, a lawsuit, someone
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  • attacking you. There's a lot ofbig decisions that we make every
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  • day. And we've got to understandthat those decisions often when
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  • I sense what I should do, theWord of God that I have
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  • meditated on and read andstudied that's inside of me
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  • literally makes most of thosedecisions. I can't do this
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  • because the Word says that. Ican't do this because the Word
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  • says that. But yet there's lotsof latitude to make decisions
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  • that I need God's direction.Which house to buy. Which city,
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  • if you get your career. If youhave opportunities, where should
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  • I go? God will always lead youand guide you. But if you don't
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  • know the Word, the enemy has anamazing ability to slip in and
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  • he will even use the Word on youlike he did on Jesus during the
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  • temptation of Jesus. And Jesuswould say, "It is written." But
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  • then the devil starts quotingverses at Him. Someone, "Well,
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  • Leon, that just confuses me. Ijust, I'm sorry but I just don't
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  • understand the Bible." Okay, I'mgoing to say something. So, you
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  • know, I'm going to hurt somebodybut it's okay because I'm going
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  • to help you. When I was a kid, Idid not understand fractions. I
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  • sat through weeks of teaching onfractions in grade school and
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  • although it's not my favoritetopic. I now understand
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  • fractions. I just appliedmyself. Everything you've
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  • learned. You'd have to applyyourself and learn it. Get into
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  • God's Word. Get to some of theBible school courses that we've
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  • got here. You know, get alsosome great books and great
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  • teaching. Apply yourself andlearn the principles of the
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  • Word. I remember taking English.Oh, man. I mean, what is a
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  • participle, and then you got anoun and you got pronouns. You
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  • got verbs. You got adverbs. Yougot clauses. And then you've got
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  • to figure all this sentencestructure out. And then there's,
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  • and understood noun if there isno noun but there's verb leading
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  • the sentence and all of theserules. But even though I could
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  • just say and go, "I don'tunderstand English. Mom, I don't
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  • like English. I don't want togo." I just applied myself and
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  • learned. All of us can applyourselves to the Word. And
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  • you're going to be amazed as youapply yourself to learning and
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  • reading and studying. Thatrather than using this demonic
  • 00:15:33.424 --> 00:15:37.128
  • excuse of, "I just don'tunderstand the Bible." As
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  • though, it sets you free. Youdon't have to even try. You
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  • don't understand it. That isbaloney. If you do not, the
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  • Bible says, "Study to showyourself approved unto God as
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  • workman that needeth not to beashamed and rightly divide the
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  • word of truth." To not know theWord is to risk your life. To
  • 00:15:57.515 --> 00:16:03.421
  • not know God's Word will costyou dearly in marriage, in
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  • family, in generations, indecisions that you make because
  • 00:16:07.825 --> 00:16:11.329
  • knowing His Word is bothinstructional and relational.
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  • Not only when I study the Word,do I have the wisdom that I can
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  • apply but I just sense God. Andbecause I'm always spending time
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  • each day which anybody can do, Ican sense His peace about
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  • something. And I've recognizedthat when I walk in a certain
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  • direction and there's no peace.I need to sit down and rethink
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  • what's going on. There'ssomebody right now listening to
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  • me and you're trying to make adecision. And this decision that
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  • you're trying to make, you'veagonized over. I want you to
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  • understand something. Gettingdirection from God is not
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  • complicated. It's not hard. Thevery simplest rule I could give
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  • on this new journey that you'regoing to start today, right? Is
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  • peace is the umpire of yourheart. If you continue down a
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  • road that you don't feel goodabout and you're disturbed on
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  • the inside and you don't have apeace. Stop. Sit down. Don't
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  • keep advancing. If you're at thefolk in the road and you don't
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  • know which way to go. Don't justflip a coin. Don't just go,
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  • "Well, I guess I'll go marry himanyway." Sit down. Get a hold of
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  • God. Yes, talk to people wholove you and know you well. But
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  • as you do, you will learn thatpeace is the umpire of your
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  • life. When God speaks to usthrough His Word, it's one of
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  • the most beautiful, powerfulthings you could ever experience
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  • and you're experiencing italready. God is always
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  • directing. God is alwaysspeaking. And when God is giving
  • 00:17:52.797 --> 00:17:57.401
  • you direction, there's a peace.You know, when I was a little
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  • guy, I can be in the middle of asituation. But if I heard my
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  • dad's voice, I knew everythingwas going to be okay. There is
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  • something about hearing hisvoice and knowing. When I hear
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  • his voice, he's here with me.The things are going to be okay.
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  • He'll see me through. And I findthe same thing now as a full
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  • grown man. That there are,there's a spirit realm. There's
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  • so many things I don't know thatI can't do, and I rely on Father
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  • God as a man, as a warrior forthe kingdom, as knight in His
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  • service. There's so many thingsthat I still totally depend on.
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  • And when I sense His presenceand He's okay, this peace and
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  • this strength is all over me.And when I make decisions on my
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  • own, it's like you're kind ofugh. And you're trying to get
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  • going down this runway and itdoesn't feel good. When God's
  • 00:18:44.448 --> 00:18:50.655
  • voice is on the inside of you,directing you, leading you. You
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  • will know it. And if you aretrying to avoid church or avoid
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  • study. You've got some goodexcuses and say, "Well, you
  • 00:19:00.131 --> 00:19:02.934
  • know, what you don't know can'thurt you." That is such a
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  • baloney. It's what you don'tknow that is killing you. There
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  • are marriages right now. You areone piece of information away
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  • from having a phenomenalmarriage. There's businesspeople
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  • right now. You are one piece ofinformation away, one direction,
  • 00:19:19.884 --> 00:19:24.255
  • one principle away fromincredible breakthroughs and
  • 00:19:24.288 --> 00:19:28.326
  • it's not knowing. The Bible saysin Hosea 4:6, "My people
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  • perished for a lack ofknowledge." Let's make sure that
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  • when it comes to our lives, thatwe learn the Word. That we learn
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  • to sense the peace of God. Thisrelationship with Jesus. So that
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  • as you are sitting there readingyour Bible and you're walking
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  • through business decisions,financial decisions, marriage,
  • 00:19:50.348 --> 00:19:54.318
  • etcetera. You know, you singles,the most important thing you
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  • will ever do is after givingyour life to Jesus is deciding
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  • who you're going to spend therest of your life with or
  • 00:20:03.461 --> 00:20:06.831
  • deciding who you're going tospend the rest of your ministry
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  • with, because God has called youwhether you're in finance or
  • 00:20:10.301 --> 00:20:12.870
  • education, etcetera. He's calledyou to serve Him. And so these
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  • decisions that you teenagersmake. Then once you're married,
  • 00:20:17.275 --> 00:20:20.611
  • there's decision you make abouthow to talk and where to go and
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  • what to. God will guide you.He'll guide you in His peace.
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  • His voice is never turn off.He's always guiding, leading,
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  • speaking to you on the inside.And my challenge to you is that
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  • it is time. It is time to stopjust feeling like, "All I can do
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  • is, I'll just pray. If get introuble, God's going to see me
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  • through." That's actually notbiblically accurate. The Bible's
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  • very clear that if you want toknow how to be incredibly
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  • successful and fulfilled inlife, it's the Word of God. The
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  • Bible says Jesus is the bread oflife. You can be standing in a
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  • bakery looking at all the mostbeautiful different loaves of
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  • bread from Pumpernickel to ryeto white to whatever kind of
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  • bread you like, sourdough. Butif you don't eat it, it's not
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  • going to help you. You couldstarve to death in a bakery not
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  • eating. And Jesus is the breadof life means that your spirit
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  • life needs the Word of God. Ourrelationship with Jesus. And as
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  • you grow in that and as you riseup in responsibility, as God
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:33.984
  • begins to direct you, as Godbegins to lead you up and bless
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  • you. You will need this abilityto know the voice of God on the
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  • inside of you, to know the peaceof God, to know the direction of
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  • God. The Bible says to train upa child in the way they should
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  • go and when they're older, theywon't depart from it. One of the
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  • things that Sal and I were socrucial to us is to teach our
  • 00:21:57.541 --> 00:22:01.479
  • kids the Word, to get intoSundays school to a life-giving
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  • church, to always let them knowhow good God is. I didn't want
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  • them to learn all the crazydoctrines, you know, growing up
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  • in the denomination we were in.My mom and dad had great
  • 00:22:13.591 --> 00:22:16.360
  • doctrine. But a lot of thepastors around that we would see
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  • and meet, and many would haveconversations with me. And man,
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  • it was just so far off of whoGod was. And I don't know how
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  • people can ever hear or senseGod if they don't even believe
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  • in the principles in His Word.And so to teach your children at
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  • age specific times who God is,who they are, what's ahead of
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  • them in life, how God will leadthem, be there for them. We've
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  • got to do that. And you're goingto be amazed how you can give
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  • your kids a head start as theyunderstand the content of the
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  • Bible. The Spirit of what God islike. You know, a lot of people
  • 00:22:50.928 --> 00:22:54.732
  • think, "Well, you know, I justdon't know what God is like."
  • 00:22:54.765 --> 00:22:56.734
  • Well, the Bible says in the OldTestament that nobody could see
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  • the face of God. But yet in theNew Testament, it says Jesus
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  • came to earth. God with us. I'velearned. I'm far from perfect
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  • but you can learn the principlesof God. You can learn to let the
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  • presence of God dominate thedarkness, dominate the
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  • confusion. Rise up and be theman of God, the woman of God,
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  • the businessperson, the parentthat you want to be. Stop giving
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  • credos to the enemy. He's aloser. But the Word will turn
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  • you into an amazing manand woman of God.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Uncertainty,job loss, and health scares
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  • all cause fear. And all areexperienced in the physical.
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  • But did you know you can livebeyond your five senses?
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  • In this brand-new series by LeonFontaine, "Living Beyond Your
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  • Five Senses", learn how evenwhen your circumstances are out
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  • of control, with Holy Spirit youhave the power to walk by faith,
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  • not by sight.
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  • -LEON: Sense knowledge, or thisworld's knowledge, there's a lot
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  • of things they can't figure out.The purpose for creation.
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  • The purpose for live. To onlybelieve what your
  • 00:24:11.308 --> 00:24:15.679
  • five senses say, Jesus callsthat unbelieving.
  • 00:24:15.713 --> 00:24:20.017
  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,Leon shares the six deadly fears
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  • and how to combat them, how tolive beyond your five senses,
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  • and how to rebuke fear andexperience the peace of God.
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  • Call now to request this series,and let today be the day you
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  • begin to live in thesupernatural.
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  • ♪ [Music] ♪
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  • [Segment Music]
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  • -LEON: It's so important tounderstand that faith, this
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  • trusting in God. This believingin His Word is crucial. And that
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  • it is what causes and allows thepresence of God to bring
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  • miracles, to bring strength. TheBible says, "This is the victory
  • 00:25:02.760 --> 00:25:07.331
  • that overcomes the world, evenour faith." And so I want to
  • 00:25:07.364 --> 00:25:13.137
  • challenge you. When you giveyour life to Christ, you are
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:16.574
  • given a measure of faith. Andthat faith needs to grow, and it
  • 00:25:16.607 --> 00:25:21.245
  • grows from knowing truth. So asyou get into God's Word, it says
  • 00:25:21.278 --> 00:25:26.050
  • that as you go into God's Word,hearing it causes faith to rise.
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  • Understanding it causes you togrow in an incredible way. A lot
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  • of people think they understandfaith. That it's just believing.
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  • Now, that's one part of faith.It's hard to explain to people
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  • that as you continue to get toknow Jesus through His Word and
  • 00:25:43.567 --> 00:25:48.339
  • through prayer that somethingchanges in you. And I can tell
  • 00:25:48.372 --> 00:25:52.309
  • when people have been with Jesuseach day in His Word and in
  • 00:25:52.343 --> 00:25:56.513
  • prayer because there's aconfidence. There's a miraculous
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  • thing that follows them. Thereis a favor of God that is upon
  • 00:26:00.117 --> 00:26:04.221
  • their life. Because God's favor,this grace is only released when
  • 00:26:04.254 --> 00:26:08.359
  • we believe it by faith. I wantto challenge you today. Get into
  • 00:26:08.392 --> 00:26:11.829
  • the Word and watch somethingchange in you. Nothing else can
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  • cause faith to rise up exceptHis Word and His Word will build
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  • a relationship between you andJesus. Father, I pray right now.
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  • That there would be this desireto know Jesus, to know Him
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  • through His Word, and throughprayer. Father, I just stand in
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  • agreement with them. It's goingto be a completely new day as
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  • they do this starting today. InJesus' name, amen.
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