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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: When you beginto ask Jesus to do something for
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  • example, He's already done. Whenyou ask Him to give you
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  • something, He's already given.You are beginning to slide into
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  • works. You are beginning to tryto earn the miraculous flow in
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  • your life. Now, listen to me,and you fall from grace.
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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: Today, I'm gonna teachon a topic called Fallen from
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  • Grace. Fallen from Grace. Myfirst scripture will be
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  • Galatians 5:4. It says there,"If you seek to be justified and
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  • declared righteous and to begiven right standing with God
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  • through the Law, you are broughtto nothing and so separated
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  • severed from Christ. You havefallen from grace, from God's
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  • gracious favor and His unmeritedblessing." Fallen from grace
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  • here does not mean that you arelosing heaven, okay? However, in
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  • order to get to heaven you haveto accept salvation as a gift.
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  • You cannot work for it. Youcannot earn it. You're just not
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  • that good enough and neither amI. But to believers who have
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  • given their lives to Christ.They are to live with this same
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  • grace. This unmerited favor.That salvation came to them.
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  • They are to live the same wayevery day of their life. And
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  • when Paul was writing to theGalatians, they began to go back
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  • to trying to be good enough,trying to earn the blessings and
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  • the favor of God. And he saidsome of the most severe things
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  • to the Galatians. He said, "Whohas bewitched you?" He basically
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  • just kind of, "Hello! Wake up!"Like, "What's going on here?"
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  • And here he says you have fallenfrom grace. As you begin to live
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  • your life believing to move inthe supernatural. It is so easy
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  • for us through some of theteachings that is out there to
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  • begin to feel like for you towalk in God's power, His
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  • strength, the fruit of theSpirit, the gifts of the Spirit,
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  • for you to get healed, for youto be restored from something
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  • that's going on. That there'ssomething you have to do. When
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  • you begin to go in thisdirection. When you begin to ask
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  • Jesus to do something forexample, He's already done. When
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  • you ask Him to give yousomething, He's already given.
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  • You are beginning to slide intoworks. You are beginning to try
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  • to earn the miraculous flow inyour life. Now, listen to me,
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  • and you fall from grace. Youfall out of this incredible area
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  • of walking in the supernatural,of the strength and the presence
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  • of God that is around you. I'mgoing to read you a story that I
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  • don't agree with most peoplewhen they teach on it because it
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  • tends to be very negative. Butit's a story of the apostle Paul
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  • who's learning this because hebasically in a situation has
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  • fallen from grace. We're goingto go to 2 Corinthians 12:7-10,
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  • "And lest I should be exaltedabove measure by the abundance
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  • of the revelations, a thorn inthe flesh was given to me, a
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  • messenger of Satan to buffet me,lest I be exalted above measure.
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  • Concerning this thing I pleadedwith the Lord three times that
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  • it might depart from me. And Hesaid to me, 'My grace is
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  • sufficient for you, for Mystrength is made perfect in
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  • weakness.' Therefore most gladlyI will rather boast in my
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  • infirmities, that the power ofChrist may rest upon me. That
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  • the power of Christ may restupon me. That the power of
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  • Christ may rest upon me.Therefore I take pleasure in
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  • infirmities, in reproaches, inneeds, in persecutions, in
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  • distresses, for Christ's sake.For when I am weak, then I am
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  • strong. So for the sake ofChrist, I am well pleased and
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  • take pleasure in infirmities,insults, hardships,
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  • persecutions, perplexities,distresses, for when I am weak
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  • in human strength, then am Itruly strong, able, powerful, in
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  • divine strength." The word faithI think some people have
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  • misunderstood over the years andthey feel like faith is the
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  • power that gets things done inour world. And in 1 John 5:4, it
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  • says, "This is the victory thatovercomes the world even our
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  • faith." But faith is not thepower source. The word faith in
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  • the Greek which is pistis. Itliterally mean a trust. It
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  • literally means a faith, abelieving, but a trusting in
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  • God. And when this faith beginsto flow and rise up in you, it
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  • releases the flow of grace. Whatis grace? Grace is unearned
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  • favor. What's the favor? God'sability. If you want a
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  • definition of grace, so manythink that it's just unearned
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  • favor. But that's how you getgrace. If I say, "Hey, so and
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  • so. Come on up here. I need afavor." He's going to come up
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  • here, stand up and go, "Whatfavor?" And then I tell him. So
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  • when you look at God's grace, itis an unearned favor. It is
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  • God's ability. You and I have achoice today. We can live in our
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  • strength. We have all learned touse our wisdom, our strength,
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  • our giftedness, our abilities,and we become quite confident in
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  • them. But as you begin to walkout the supernatural future that
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  • God has for you. You will not beable to fulfill it in your
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  • natural ability. Which is whyEphesians 6:10 says be strong in
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  • the Lord and in the power of Hismight. Because most Christians
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  • are strong in themselves and inthe power of their gifts. Most
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  • Christians never make thetransition from their strength,
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  • their power, their skillset. Andthey have never taken and begun
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  • to believe Him for His grace.What's His grace? It's His
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  • ability, His power, His peace,His joy, His -, Everything
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  • supernatural that comes from Godis available to the believer
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  • only when you believe. Sobelieving is very crucial. And
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  • because I don't want to go inthis direction. I want to keep
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  • going on this grace. If you wantto know how to walk in this
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  • foundation of great faith. Wheredoes this faith come from? Well,
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  • Romans 10:17 says faith comethby hearing and hearing by the
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  • Word of God or understanding theWord of God. If you are a person
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  • who has been taught God's Word.If you've been taught faith and
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  • you're beginning to flow in thatfaith. If things aren't working
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  • for you. If you have hit a wall.If your life is no longer in a
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  • season of God's favor, God'sblessing. You feel like there's
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  • no fruit of the Spirit. You'renot joyful. You're unhappy.
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  • You're not peaceful. You'reirritable. You're not walking in
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  • His and forgiving people. Youbegin to hold grudges and
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  • there's things you've got. Whenyou begin to walk into a season
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  • where all of the negative stuffgoing on is in your life. Listen
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  • to me! You've fallen from grace.You've been given this place to
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  • live in, a place of God'sblessing, a place of God's
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  • peace, a place of God's joy, aplace of God's healing, a place
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  • of all of the fruit of theSpirit as listed in Galatians 5.
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  • But if your life is thisfrustrating inability to produce
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  • results. Listen to me! You needto look at, "Have I fallen from
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  • grace?" I don't mean, "Am Igoing to miss heaven?" Because
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  • that's Jesus. He secured thatfor you. But I mean, in this
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  • lifetime have you moved backbecause you know so much world
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  • and you're able to do so muchstuff. Was there a time in your
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  • life? I'm just asking aquestion. Was there a time in
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  • your life where the miraculousflowed easily? Was there a time
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  • in your life where you saw a Goddo more things in your business,
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  • in reaching out to people, andyour relation? Was there a time,
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  • was there a season for you whereyou could rejoice at how easy
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  • things were? They just seemed tocome to you. They just seemed to
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  • happen. Because if there was andthere isn't. It's a good chance
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  • you've fallen from grace.Galatians 2:21 says, "I do not
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  • frustrate the grace of God, forif righteousness comes by the
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  • law, then Christ is dead invain." Did you know? That in
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  • your Christian walk where youmust be dependent on His grace,
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  • His ability. That's what graceis. It's His ability that comes
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  • to you as a favor. It comes toyou because Jesus qualifies you
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  • as a gift of righteousnessRomans 5:17. If, it says here
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  • you can frustrate. Now, anotherversion of this going to the
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  • original Greek says, that youcan neutralize. Neutralize the
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  • grace of God. So as Paul issharing these things. He says,
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  • listen to me. Listen to hiswords, because of how much
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  • revelation I have that Iwouldn't be exalted beyond
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  • measure. I was given a messengerof Satan. Stop right there. So
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  • many people say, "It was God."All right. So let me think. Let
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  • me get, God went to the demonicrealm and said, "You. Yeah, you.
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  • That little demon over there.Yeah. I'm sending you against
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  • Paul." That's a stupid thing tothink. God doesn't use demon.
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  • He's not sending demons. Who andwhat is wrong with Paul being
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  • exalted? The Bible say he wouldbe and that you would be. The
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  • Bible says that him who desiresto be great, be the servant of
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  • all. There's nothing wrong withbeing great. One of the islands
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  • Paul went to, he was shipwreckedon. They called him God and they
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  • were bowing down worshippinghim. You can't get much more
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  • exalted than that. He didn'ttake it. He literally simply
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  • taught them Jesus and won thewhole island to Christ healing
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  • them. And so the issue is notbecause him being exalted beyond
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  • measure. The enemy can't affordto have you and I being exalted
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  • to the top of your company,exalted to the top of your area
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  • of expertise. Why? Because inall the areas that you go, you
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  • are a believer. You are afollower of Christ. He wants the
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  • world to be jealous of you. Itis the goodness of God that
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  • leads a man to repentance. It'snot the badness of God. It's not
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  • God sending tornados to Haitiand Bahamas. It's not God who's
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  • doing these things because ofthe great sin that's going down
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  • there. Jesus took the sin of theworld. I think Haiti is in the
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  • world. I think Bahamas in theworld. If He took the sin of
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  • every person and He took thecurse that went with it. Stop
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  • talking as though God. No wonderthe world doesn't want to serve
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  • our God when they see theChristians who incorrectly begin
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  • to teach God in a way thateveryone's going, "I think I'll
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  • stay away from your God." We'vegot to recognize that if it's
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  • the goodness of God that leads aman to repentance. Where is the
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  • man who's never experience Godgoing to see His goodness? He's
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  • supposed to be seeing it in you.But we're too busy believing
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  • we're not much different thanthe world. Same struggles
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  • financially, same strugglessexually, same struggles of our
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  • minds, same struggles withdepression. You see, there's no
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  • discernable difference in mostcases. So where is God's
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  • goodness going to be seen? It'ssupposed to be seen in you and
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  • I. Which is why the blessing ofthe Lord is upon us. Which is
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  • why His grace is available to usand all that we need is in
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  • Christ. And this grace, thisability, God's ability is to be
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  • available to us. Why are wefrustrating God's grace? Why are
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  • we falling from grace? Why arewe trying to do it in our own
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  • strength? Why do we think we'reso smart? Why are we judging?
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  • Why are we holdingunforgiveness? Why are we doing
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  • all this human stuff? That God'sgiven us an ability to rise, and
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  • the Bible says seek first thekingdom of God and His
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  • righteousness and all thesethings will be added unto you.
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  • When Ephesians 6:10 says bestrong in the Lord and in the
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  • power of His might. I began torecognize in my life that I
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  • don't want to be strong in myown power. I've developed, and I
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  • have not opposed to developingmore skills. I'm not opposed to
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  • reading and studying which I doall the time, to develop a
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  • greater understanding ofreaching the world, traffic
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  • flow, social media, television,linear, and all these things
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  • that I believe our churchescalled to do. But when I begin
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  • to feel like it's my strength,my wisdom. It's all these
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  • things. I begin to carry aburden I never was meant to
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  • carry. I begin to have thisinability to produce results
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  • because I've fallen from thisplace that's been given to me as
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  • a gift from Jesus. Becauserighteousness is a gift of
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  • righteousness. Which means I'min right standing with God,
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  • access to all of God's ability.I'm an heir of salvation. And
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  • the word salvation doesn't justmean saved from hell. It means
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  • saved from hell and the entirecurse of the law with access to
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  • all the blessing of the law.Because Jesus said that all of
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  • the promises now since the crossis all yes and amen. When we
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  • talk about in our Christianlives of living by faith, some
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  • of you I think, think that yourfaith has to be in a specific
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  • verse. And so we think that myfaith must be in healing. So I'm
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  • going to speak and confesshealing scripture. Please do. My
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  • faith must be in prosperity. SoI'm going to speak prosperity
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  • blessings. Please do. My faithmust be in relationships. And
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  • now, my faith must be that Iwalk in peace because I, yes. My
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  • faith must be that I'm patientbecause I'm dealing with anger.
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  • My faith must, I could give youprobably 50 things right now
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  • that you want and that you canbelieve in individually for. And
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  • there are times where I havebecause I'm in the middle of one
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  • issue. But I have discoveredsomething that is incredible
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  • when this issue of believing Godand walking in this grace and
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  • that is, that what is myidentity and what is my
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  • self-worth? Where do you getyour self-identity? Do you look
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  • to your abilities in thephysical world? Do you measure
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  • yourself against other people inyour business, in your career,
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  • in your ability to get results?And then this is where your
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  • identity comes from. And soyou're working your little butt
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  • off trying to rise up amongstyour peers because there's the
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  • sense of significance youdesire. But yet the Bible says
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  • that where we should look forour identity is in Christ, and
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  • that He loves you, and that Hevalues you, and that you are a
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  • King's kid. I believe the mostimportant confessions of God's
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  • Word before you move to healing,prosperity, peace, joy,
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  • protection, and all thesebeautiful promises of God. I
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  • believe the most importantconfessions, meaning the most
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  • important place to connect withGod at the heart level is your
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  • identity. You see, I'm nottrying to get healed. I am the
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  • healed. I'm not trying to getprosperous. I am the prosperous.
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  • I'm not trying to be at peace. Ihave it. I am this. When you
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  • begin to have an identity ofbeing in Christ, you begin to
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  • expect all of it. You begin toexpect all of the blessings that
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  • go with being a true son ordaughter of God. You know, if
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  • you ever watched my five kidswhen they were growing up and
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  • living with Sal and I here mostof you saw and knew them. You
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  • didn't see four of them wearinggreat clothes and one in lousy
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  • clothes because we wouldn't givethem nice stuff. If they were in
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  • the family, we all ate the same.We didn't put them all steak at
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  • the table, but one got, youknow, Wieners and Kraft dinner
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  • over in the corner. No, if youwere in the family there was an
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  • expectation to share in what thefamily had. Sally and I didn't
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  • eat good food because we'reparents and we gave them all
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  • just junk food. When they're inthe family, we didn't have them
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  • sleeping in a separate house.We're in the nice one. They're
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  • in the really bad one just, youknow, across the lot. No, to be
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  • in the family is to share infamily's resources. And so when
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  • you begin to identify with whoyou are, that your identity is
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  • not a lawyer. Your identity isnot a father. Your identity is
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  • not a mother. Your identity isnot your name. Your identity is
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  • not your skin color. Youridentity is not your language
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  • group. Your identity is inChrist. And when your identity
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  • comes there, you get value, oryou get worth from your
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  • identity. So if you focus youridentity on your career, then as
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  • your peers like you or hate you,your self-worth goes up and
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  • down. If your identity is inChrist, and when Jesus was
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  • baptized and the Holy Spiritcame upon Him, a voice said,
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  • "This is my beloved Son in whomI am well pleased." Had He done
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  • anything yet? No. He hadn't donea single thing yet. Yet God
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  • valued Him, loved Him, believedin Him. God believes in you. God
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  • has placed His Spirit in you ifyou've given Him your life. Now,
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  • my time is up. So let's justkind of quickly bring a
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  • consensus. The Galatians had atendency to continue to move
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  • towards earning and creatingtheir own future rather than
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  • doing the things they were doingwith this grace. This ability of
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  • God on their lives. And as theybegan to trust in their own
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  • ability, you know, more than thethings. I trust in my abilities
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  • for certain things. But when itcomes to this overall sense of
  • 00:22:45.447 --> 00:22:50.519
  • where am I going? It's Him. It'sHis grace. And that means every
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  • ability that I have developed,you know, every skill that I've
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  • developed, every gift that I'vebeen given functions
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  • phenomenally better under thesupernatural flow of His grace.
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  • But His grace can only beaccessed by faith. By grace are
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  • ye saved through faith. So whatdo we believe? We believe on
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  • Christ. That He died for me.That He took my sin. That He
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  • took my curse. That when He roseagain with new resurrection
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  • life, I rose with Him. And Iidentify with Jesus because my
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  • sin is gone, the curse isfinished, and this new life is
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  • mine. And when He went to theright hand of the Father, I'm
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  • seated with Him. So I haveauthority to deal with the
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  • things that are going on in mylife. Learn to connect with God
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  • and to rely on this grace, thisability which is freely yours.
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  • -LEON: Thank you for tuning inand watching us today. It's
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  • exciting where God is takingthis program. Not just across
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  • North America, but around theworld and not just in English
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  • but in so many others languages.And I want to say thank you to
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  • those of you who give and are apart of this. But you, can help
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  • us in an immense way. Maybe youcan't go to the mission field,
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  • but when you give, this is sucha huge missions opportunity. And
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  • so I want to encourage you tobecome a part of the Miracle
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  • Channel family. Give today, andwe will be able to go through
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  • doors that are open now, but weneed the finances to reach those
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  • groups of people. And if yougive today, I want to send you
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  • this series called Unleash theMiraculous. It is going to teach
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  • you things I don't think verymany people have heard. Like the
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  • four foundations of faith. Whatcan you anchor your faith to?
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  • And I believe you're going tosee regular miracles as you
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  • unleash the miraculous in yourworld. I would love to send this
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  • -LEON: You know, when it comesto walking in the miraculous,
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  • it's something that is ourbirthright. Did you know that
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  • you are an heir, the Bible says,of all these promises. One of
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  • the things that are a part ofyour world is this right to live
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  • supernaturally. That miraclesare a part of your everyday
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  • life. And when you meet people,that miracles should flow easily
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  • from you to them. Not in areligious weird charismaniac
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  • way. But in a natural way thatjust say, "Hey, can I pray for
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  • you?" Or prays for them withoutthem knowing it because you see
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  • someone in need. Father, I prayright now. That there would be a
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  • hunger and a desire formiracles. That Father, they
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  • would desire earnestly thespiritual gifts. That they would
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  • be attracted to the hurting andthe needy that are around them.
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  • That they would find courage andnever allow the enemy to make
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  • them feel ashamed for the hopethat is within them. I pray that
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  • You'd guide them to the rightpeople and that miracles are
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  • going to be something they seein their everyday life. I stand
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  • in agreement with them now,in Jesus' name, amen.
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  • God bless you.
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