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The Greatest Miracle

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March 7, 2020
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When Jesus died on the cross he paid for many things. On the show today; join Leon as he shares on the greatest of those miracles.

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The Greatest Miracle

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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: This miracleworking power will not begin to
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  • manifest itself in your lifeuntil you grow in faith. But
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  • faith according to Romans 10:17,faith cometh by hearing and
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  • understanding the Word.
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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: Jesus did a lot ofmiracles, a ton of miracles. He
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  • raised the dead. Would that bethe greatest miracle? Well, that
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  • shocks a lot of people. There'snot too many of those miracles
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  • happened today. Well, He walkedon water. Now, we've never seen
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  • that miracle today. We hear somepeople talked about it. I mean,
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  • what was the greatest miraclethat Jesus did? And you gotta
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  • examine all the physicalmiracles. But when you begin to
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  • look at the Bible as a whole,the greatest miracle that ever
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  • took place that Jesus did wasthe great exchanged. Where He
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  • became sin, so you could becomerighteous. Where He became poor,
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  • so you could be rich. Where Hebecame exorsed from the presence
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  • of God, so you could be acceptedin the presence of God. Where he
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  • lost his Sonship there. Where Hewill -, Well, put it this way.
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  • He became a Son of Man, so youcould become a son of God. This
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  • exchanged that took place so fewChristians walked a lot of it
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  • out and so they don't see aregular passion and excitement
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  • and a growth. They don'tunderstand the nine strengths
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  • that Holy Spirit brings intoyour life. So that literally,
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  • you can just rely upon thesenine strengths and they come to
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  • you like a fruit growing in yourlife. So many believers don't
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  • move on and understand all thenine gifts of the Spirit that
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  • bring this powerful flow thatthey don't move on into these
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  • things. Christians so often wantto be spoon-fed and they don't
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  • wanna dig deep. I have actuallyhad people tell me a lot of
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  • times and they'll say to you,"Pastor, you know, could you
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  • tell me a little bit aboutthis." And I'll say, "Yes!
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  • Here's a couple of things butlet me tell you, a couple of
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  • really great authors is thisperson and this person change
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  • your life." Ah, yeah. Ah, youknow, I'd rather you read it and
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  • just teach on it. And it kind ofshocks me because nobody is born
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  • with a skill. They developed theskill. Reading is a skill.
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  • Learning is a skill. Focusingand getting the Word on the
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  • inside of you, is a skill. AndGod's Word is so gorgeous, so
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  • beautiful. It changes everythingin your life. The greatest
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  • miracle that ever took place wasthis great exchanged. When you
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  • look at the life of Jesus, Ilaughed when I hear people on TV
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  • debating the Bible because theydon't know it from a hole in the
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  • ground. The know the historicalJesus. They'll tell you where He
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  • lived. They can even bring itdown to when Christmas is, a
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  • close to where He was probablyborn, the very year that He came
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  • on the scene. We have otherdocuments that the Romans wrote
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  • about Jesus. It's impossible todeny Jesus. The greatest lawyers
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  • have picked up, did He resurrectfrom the dead? And with all the
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  • laws of evidence that are usedin our court systems today, it
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  • is impossible to say He didn'twhen you have hundreds of people
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  • that watched Him and handled Himafter His death. I mean, the
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  • list goes on. The historicalJesus is pretty amazing. But the
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  • greatest miracle takes placefrom the incident of the cross
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  • where He died to the throne thatHe ascended to. Herein lies the
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  • revelation. You know, the Bibleeven teaches us that to be saved
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  • you need to look in Romanschapter 10 where it talks about
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  • you must believe in your heartthat Jesus rose from the dead.
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  • So many people they just look atthe cross and they go, "Well,
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  • I'm forgiven. He died for mysins. I'm making heaven." Okay,
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  • that's cool. And so manyChristians stop there. You know,
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  • and as I teach in differentdenominations. You know, I had
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  • the honor the other day ofspeaking for The Church of God.
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  • And every two years they bringthe pastors from all over the
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  • world in all the countries. Themessage of Jesus to come in and
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  • teach us. We want you and thegeneral supers intended of the
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  • whole movement. I want you toteach us Spirit Contemporary.
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  • And so I begin to unpack allthese pastors and so many of
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  • them are doctorates and this andwhat a joy to just take God's
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  • Word and begin to unpack itwhere they know the Word so
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  • good, you don't have to keepclarify things. You know what I
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  • mean? You could just say it andgo bam, bam, bam, bam, and begin
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  • to just teach. And the verything I went for was what Holy
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  • Spirit does in our lives today.That we just tend to think,
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  • "Well, you know, LAF, you know,God accepts whosoever." And it's
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  • a beautiful thing. But if youdon't begin to learn that the
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  • revelation that Paul gotspeaking to Jesus himself. Peter
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  • goes, "It is go great. It's hardto understand." And when you
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  • study the epistles and how Godtaught Paul all from the Old
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  • Testament verses. And what Hetaught him was that Jesus the
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  • Son of God, the Messiah wasgonna come. And when He came,
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  • everything would change. Today,if you do not read the Bible
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  • with Jesus in mind. You will notunderstand the Bible. If you do
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  • not study the Bible,understanding from the cross to
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  • the throne, that Jesus died foryou. He was buried for you. That
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  • He rose again for you. That Heseated at the righthand of the
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  • Father for you. He's literallyour representative but then at
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  • the same time He exchanged allthese things where you died with
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  • Him. Where you were buried withHim. Where you rose again with
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  • Him. And you're seated at therighthand of the Father with
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  • Him. People stopped at thecross. In fact, and it talks
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  • about the message of the crossis where the power of God is for
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  • Christians. But when it saysthat, it's talking about this
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  • entire revelation of from thecross to the throne. When you do
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  • not understand the resurrection,you're forgiven but you're still
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  • stuck in your old nature. That'show you believed. But when you
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  • understand the resurrection, andyou begin to recognize that the
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  • cross is beautiful but don'tstop there, move on and
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  • recognize the old nature thatyou had was buried forever and
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  • that you rose again triumphant.You rose again with the presence
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  • of God on the inside of yourspirit and it's sealed in your
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  • spirit. And as you begin tostudy the Word, you're gonna
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  • discover that even when you makemistakes and you sin, and the
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  • word sin with most uses hamartiain the Bible. And it means
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  • missing the mark for the priceof God's best in your life.
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  • Don't stop here where you are,for those who have learned and
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  • grown in the Word to a certaindegree, let me just say, the
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  • miraculous that impacts yourlife, you, your marriage, your
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  • relationships, generations, sothat goes from your kids to your
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  • grandkids. This miracle workingpower will not begin to manifest
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  • itself in your life until yougrow in faith. But faith
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  • according to Romans 10:17, faithcometh by hearing and
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  • understanding the Word. So wejust stay. We gotta go deeper.
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  • So I got all these friends.We're getting all these degrees
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  • and doctorates and Hebrew andGreek. And I say, "Well, good
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  • for you." But why would youspend years when you can just,
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  • and I don't know some of here,too. I mean, there's some great
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  • people there. But when it comesto pastors they can learn all
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  • this stuff and I'll still sitdown with people and say, "Do
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  • you understand the cross to thethrone?" Well, you know, not
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  • really. It's kind of nebulous.It is, and it isn't. As you
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  • begin to get into God's Word.And it begins to show you that
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  • the greatest exchange that evertook place was between Jesus and
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  • you and I. Salvation is about anexchange. In John 10 it tells us
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  • that He came that we might havelife and have it abundantly. Are
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  • you having abundant life inevery area of your life? When I
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  • bring this up people will tellme, "You know, you can't have
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  • your cake and eat it, too. Itold you." When you believe
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  • that, you allow the enemy tocome in through your beliefs.
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  • And so many of you will go,"Well, it's okay over here. I
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  • guess it's not quite where Iwanted it. I need to learn to be
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  • content." The Bible is saying,"Fight!" Not devils, not God.
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  • To stay in faith, to grow infaith. Timothy brings that out.
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  • Fight the good fight of faith.Grow. Get your mind in God's
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  • Word. The Word of God has thisincredible ability. You know,
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  • you say, "What's the truth ofthat elephant? One guy is at the
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  • front, one guy is at the back."You know, what is that elephant?
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  • Well, that's just an appearance.One guy says, "This is my
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  • truth." The other guy says, "Oh,this is my truth." And that's
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  • where people are going becausethe feel like, you know, we both
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  • sat through that storm. What'syour truth? Well, my truth was
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  • the lightning flashing. Theother guy says, "Man, when it
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  • starts to rain, I love sittingin the gazebo with the screen on
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  • there because I love the soundof rain. I love the lightning. I
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  • could just sit there and readthe book for hours." So, well,
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  • that's your truth and this isyour truth. I understand where
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  • you're coming from when you givea perception. But listen to me,
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  • there is a truth. God's truth.This truth is the principles
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  • that run the physical realm. Theprinciples that run the mental
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  • realm. The principles that runthe spirit realm. And if you
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  • don't learn these principles andyou don't learn the truth, it's
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  • the truth that will set you freeand you will know the truth. In
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  • John 8:32, and the truth willset you free. There are people
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  • in this room right now and byjust stuff that we've taken over
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  • the years of polling, we knowthe majority feel stuck and
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  • you're looking for some newteaching. Some kind of new thing
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  • that's gonna break you through.You know, of all the places I've
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  • gone I have not experienced toomany breakthroughs where all of
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  • a sudden, things happened. I'vejust done incremental growth. I
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  • just keep growing me, growing myteam, growing the church. And
  • 00:11:56.374 --> 00:11:59.043
  • then we move the thing out andstart going to other language,
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  • going to television. We'rebroadening the baseline always
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  • reaching out. And this thingabout breakthrough. And so you
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  • gotta be careful sitting aroundwaiting for your ship to come
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  • in, whatever is that next level.You'll be old and gray, and
  • 00:12:10.288 --> 00:12:13.691
  • you'll still be at the wrongdock because it's not just the
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  • ship coming to you. It's yougoing into God's Word and seeing
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  • clearer who you are. You don'thave to work. It's not works, as
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  • in I have to earn it. But faithis an awareness. And I just
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  • wanna challenge you today. Thatyou need to understand what took
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  • place. If there's some place youneed to study as mature
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  • believers. If there's some placethat you need to study as young
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  • believers. It's what took placefrom the cross to the throne.
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  • When He died on the cross, wheredid He go for three days? Where
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  • was He for three days? Oh, thisis a huge argument. Did He
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  • become sin? There's a wholegroup of people, scholars who
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  • go, "Don't you ever say the Sonof God could become sin." I
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  • didn't. The Bible says He becamesin. Then He said, "My God, my
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  • God, why have You forsaken Me?"And if He took the sin of the
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  • world and He became sin. Whathappened for those three days? I
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  • mean, you start talking abouthow He suffered in our place. He
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  • went to Hell in our place. Hearose again and talks of Him
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  • going to heaven and purifyingthe instrument of worship in
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  • heaven. Like when you begin tounpack this, it's this
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  • incredible teaching that mostbacked away from and they'd like
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  • to just stay at LAF. God lovesme. God accepts me. God forgives
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  • me. He loves me the way I am andall my messes. He accepts me the
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  • way I am with all my messes. Butyou know what, I get tired of
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  • not changing and growing. Kidsare so lit up. When you see a
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  • six-year-old and aseven-year-old. Yeeha! I'm awake
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  • now. And their learning nonstop.What's that mean pops? And how
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  • come this? And what's that? Andwhy did this? Why? Why? Why?
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  • Why? Why? Why? Why? Nonstop allyou new parents and grand. It's
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  • why, why, why, and their littlemind is just hungry. And as long
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  • as they're learning, there'sthis passion and there's this
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  • excitement. And then, we get tobe older and none of us wants to
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  • show our ignorance so we smileand nod. Good one. Yeah, so
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  • good. Yeah. And then we've leftbehind the fact that it will
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  • take God forever just to showyou His incredible brilliance
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  • and all that could happen inyour life. You know, in 1 John
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  • 4:17, it says, "Herein is ourlove made perfect, that we might
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  • have boldness in the day ofjudgment because as He is,
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  • Jesus, so are we in this world."When you think of LAF and you
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  • stay there, you don't realizethe very sin that's destroying
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  • your life that Jesus and Hischurch just love you and accept
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  • you for, okay? That very sin isdestroying you. And so why don't
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  • you move from just beingaccepted and loved the way you
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  • are, to now understanding thepower of the gospel for you.
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  • That you can beat any temptationwith the Spirit of Christ on the
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  • inside of you. That you candevelop and walk in such power.
  • 00:15:07.765 --> 00:15:11.569
  • That you can change otherpeople's lives. Did you know,
  • 00:15:11.602 --> 00:15:14.138
  • the destiny that God has for youwill never be fulfilled if you
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  • just focused on your own fleshreasoning and mind. The
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  • incredible things that are aheadof you were designed by God as
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  • you work with Holy Spirit. Youand Holy Spirit can do
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  • incredible things. But you'llhave to learn to rely upon Him.
  • 00:15:32.357 --> 00:15:35.526
  • You'll have to learn to get intoHis Word, Jesus. The whole
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  • message is Jesus. You know, as Istudy some of the great men of
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  • old. I consider my dad one ofthem. I had the joy of being
  • 00:15:44.902 --> 00:15:49.374
  • raised by a guy, a pastor, whomy entire life and until I came
  • 00:15:49.407 --> 00:15:54.012
  • here to be the senior pastor. Hewas the only pastor, him and
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  • mom, that I had. And to watchthis relationship, he didn't
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  • just know a bunch of principles.He had a relationship with
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  • Jesus. And now, I watch allthese young pastors around the
  • 00:16:06.190 --> 00:16:09.327
  • world rising up as leaders.That, you know, we get to a
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  • conference and they wanna know,"How do you do this? How do you
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  • do that? What's your simulationprocess? What was your system
  • 00:16:15.066 --> 00:16:17.035
  • structure? How did you raise themoney?" They wanna know all
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  • these things. And so in the Q&A,I sit and answer questions and
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  • then I'll say, "You're allasking the wrong questions. I
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  • have found multiple ways toassimilate people and others are
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  • doing it better than me. I havefound multiple ways to put in
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  • structures and systems andothers do it better than me. I
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  • have found multiple ways toraise finances and go do what
  • 00:16:36.888 --> 00:16:40.391
  • God has called you to do andthey would do it better than
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  • me." Like systems and structuresare important to learn from a
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  • managerial perspective. But itis up in this level of knowing
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  • Jesus. And He said, "My sheepthey know the structures and the
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  • system to get the job done." Hesaid, "My sheep they know my
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  • voice and they follow me. Andanother voice they do not
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  • follow." And I think this is atthe core. If you're gonna have a
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  • relationship with Jesus, thenthis relationship continues to
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  • grow. It's not about who knowsthe most structures, who knows
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  • the most systems. What I try tohelp people is to understand
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  • that I'm not the most brilliantat systems and structures. I'm
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  • not the most brilliant atteaching in this. I'm not the
  • 00:17:32.009 --> 00:17:34.645
  • wise in this. But I knowsomebody who is and this
  • 00:17:34.679 --> 00:17:39.717
  • relationship with Him, it givesme my self-worth. It's where I
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  • draw my joy from. Thisrelationship is my purpose, my
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  • meaning. It's the patience. It'sthe strength, the law. It's this
  • 00:17:51.395 --> 00:17:55.299
  • relationship with Jesus, gettingto know Him. The apostle Paul, I
  • 00:17:55.333 --> 00:17:58.870
  • mean, because of the revelationand the books that Jesus wanted
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  • him to write, he had anunderstanding and talking with
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  • Jesus. But at the end of Hislife he still went, "Oh, that I
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  • could know Him." It's in knowingHim. It's a relationship. It's
  • 00:18:07.311 --> 00:18:10.781
  • not just systems and structures.Now, don't get me wrong. I love
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  • the kind, if you wanna call itthe business side, the
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  • managerial side. Because Irecognize that if, you know, if
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  • you can get a 500 hundred peopleout to your church, you can get
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  • another 500 as long as you lookafter the babies, park the cars,
  • 00:18:24.729 --> 00:18:26.898
  • finance the buildings,management and all that is a
  • 00:18:26.931 --> 00:18:29.734
  • crucial part of everything thatwe do. But it's not the start.
  • 00:18:29.767 --> 00:18:32.870
  • It's this relationship withJesus. And as you begin to study
  • 00:18:32.904 --> 00:18:37.575
  • Jesus, you understand the greatexchange. That Jesus got our
  • 00:18:37.608 --> 00:18:42.647
  • sins, we got His righteousness.That Jesus got our sin nature,
  • 00:18:42.680 --> 00:18:48.886
  • we got His divine nature. ThatJesus received our name Son of
  • 00:18:48.920 --> 00:18:54.959
  • Man, so that we could use thename Jesus as an attorney
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  • because we're children of God.Jesus gets our sickness and
  • 00:18:58.996 --> 00:19:03.100
  • disease and we get His healthand life. Jesus gets our
  • 00:19:03.134 --> 00:19:07.572
  • poverty, we get His prosperity.You know, that Jesus got the
  • 00:19:07.605 --> 00:19:11.142
  • curse of the law, we get theblessings of Abraham. That Jesus
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  • was forsaken as a Son, we becomesons. When you begin to see what
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  • Jesus has done, He experiencedrejection from Father's
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  • presence, so we can havefellowship with God's presence.
  • 00:19:20.685 --> 00:19:23.120
  • This thing about Jesus, knowingHim, and then loving God's Word.
  • 00:19:23.154 --> 00:19:27.291
  • I just wanna challenge you toplease my time is up but don't
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  • stop where you are. Don't stopwhere you are. You've plateaued.
  • 00:19:30.995 --> 00:19:37.535
  • You're working what you know.But get to know Jesus. Once you
  • 00:19:37.568 --> 00:19:43.674
  • begin to look at from the cross-, You know, years ago when I
  • 00:19:43.708 --> 00:19:46.277
  • study the cross to the throneand I began to go through the
  • 00:19:46.310 --> 00:19:48.879
  • Old Testament and the NewTestament, of the epistles, and
  • 00:19:48.913 --> 00:19:51.382
  • the minor prophets and realizedwhat Jesus did for me. All of a
  • 00:19:51.415 --> 00:19:57.054
  • sudden, I started falling inlove with Him. I would watch my
  • 00:19:57.088 --> 00:19:59.257
  • dad and he would, "Don't youjust love Jesus?" And I go, "I
  • 00:19:59.290 --> 00:20:04.862
  • guess. What is that mean? Is ita tingle in the back of your
  • 00:20:04.895 --> 00:20:07.999
  • neck? Is it a kind of -, what doyou mean?" Because he had this
  • 00:20:08.032 --> 00:20:11.035
  • love for Jesus that was just, itwas just captivating. And I had
  • 00:20:11.068 --> 00:20:14.739
  • a love for the Word, but I wasall into systems and structures
  • 00:20:14.772 --> 00:20:18.376
  • and gifts and all the thingsthat I can do and leadership and
  • 00:20:18.409 --> 00:20:20.411
  • management which is a part ofwhat God's called me to do. And
  • 00:20:20.444 --> 00:20:23.714
  • but every one of us, none of usare gifted at building a
  • 00:20:23.748 --> 00:20:28.586
  • relationship. There we each mustlearn for our self. Okay? My
  • 00:20:28.619 --> 00:20:34.125
  • marriage, my family, my kids.Everyone thinks that the gift
  • 00:20:34.158 --> 00:20:37.862
  • that God place within me to leadHis churches, a television
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  • station. That the giftednessthat He gave me and the skills
  • 00:20:42.099 --> 00:20:44.869
  • that we've done that I could useit on my family. Are you kidding
  • 00:20:44.902 --> 00:20:48.306
  • me? When I go home, Sallydoesn't bow at the waist and
  • 00:20:48.339 --> 00:20:52.043
  • say, "The most honorable bishophas entered the house." My kids
  • 00:20:52.076 --> 00:20:56.147
  • don't just kiss the ring and go,"Yes, father dearest most
  • 00:20:56.180 --> 00:21:00.785
  • anointed man of God. We willobey you." There is none of
  • 00:21:00.818 --> 00:21:04.088
  • that, okay. My home is a realplace where we had to build
  • 00:21:04.121 --> 00:21:09.060
  • relationship in our marriage. Webuilt relationship with each of
  • 00:21:09.093 --> 00:21:12.296
  • our kids, each of oursons-in-law, daughter-in-law
  • 00:21:12.330 --> 00:21:14.398
  • because it's the relationshipthat makes everything work well.
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  • The rest you can figure out. Ifyou love someone and you work
  • 00:21:18.969 --> 00:21:22.073
  • with someone, you can designsystems and you can put in
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  • structures and principles andall that but it's the
  • 00:21:24.709 --> 00:21:26.677
  • relationship. Where's yourrelationship with Jesus? And I
  • 00:21:26.711 --> 00:21:32.416
  • wanna challenge you. If you'vegotten too works focus. If today
  • 00:21:32.450 --> 00:21:36.120
  • you say, "Well, what do I needto do Leon to get to that next
  • 00:21:36.153 --> 00:21:39.323
  • level?" Maybe it's not what youneed to do as much as pursued
  • 00:21:39.357 --> 00:21:43.194
  • Jesus and have that friendship.And then as you do that, you'll
  • 00:21:43.227 --> 00:21:49.200
  • find that like John 8:32 says,and you will know the truth, and
  • 00:21:49.233 --> 00:21:55.106
  • the truth will bring freedomfrom wherever you're stuck. If
  • 00:21:55.139 --> 00:21:58.442
  • your marriage is stuck. If yourrelationship with God is stuck.
  • 00:21:58.476 --> 00:22:00.778
  • If you're not stuck in business,you're stuck -, You just don't
  • 00:22:00.811 --> 00:22:02.780
  • sense that the things God calledyou to are manifesting in your
  • 00:22:02.813 --> 00:22:05.683
  • life. You feel stuck. It's thetruth that sets you free.
  • 00:22:05.716 --> 00:22:09.754
  • The truth of Jesus thatsets you free.
  • 00:22:09.787 --> 00:22:13.224
  • Because as you begin tolook to Jesus as the
  • 00:22:13.257 --> 00:22:16.026
  • author and the finisher of yourfaith. Many of you are believing
  • 00:22:16.060 --> 00:22:19.029
  • God for things and you started ajourney of miracles. Maybe it's
  • 00:22:19.063 --> 00:22:22.299
  • your marriage. Maybe it's ahealing. Maybe it's finances.
  • 00:22:22.333 --> 00:22:24.635
  • But He's the author and thefinisher. You know, there's so
  • 00:22:24.668 --> 00:22:27.772
  • many people who are unfinished.Many of them are the leaders in
  • 00:22:27.805 --> 00:22:30.040
  • the Old Testament and in theNew, never finished their job.
  • 00:22:30.074 --> 00:22:33.010
  • Joshua who was supposed to go inthe promised land. Moses didn't
  • 00:22:33.043 --> 00:22:36.380
  • finish his job and he diedoutside of the promised land.
  • 00:22:36.414 --> 00:22:39.049
  • Then along comes Joshua and he'ssupposed to take the children of
  • 00:22:39.083 --> 00:22:41.419
  • Israel into the promised land.And here they are supposed to
  • 00:22:41.452 --> 00:22:43.454
  • take mountain after mountain.And just study the Bible, he
  • 00:22:43.487 --> 00:22:45.923
  • didn't finish his job. As you gointo many of the leaders in the
  • 00:22:45.956 --> 00:22:49.393
  • Old Testament, you know, likeSaul. He was an amazing anointed
  • 00:22:49.427 --> 00:22:52.296
  • man. He didn't finish his job,lost it. And then, as you go to
  • 00:22:52.329 --> 00:22:54.899
  • David. And you just see, we haveJesus inside of us His presence,
  • 00:22:54.932 --> 00:22:59.437
  • His Spirit. You don't have toplateau. You don't have to get
  • 00:22:59.470 --> 00:23:03.574
  • stuck somewhere because it's notup to you. It's Jesus. He
  • 00:23:03.607 --> 00:23:07.978
  • qualifies you. This greatexchange, His presence, His
  • 00:23:08.012 --> 00:23:11.515
  • power, His love, His Sonship,His access to the throne of God.
  • 00:23:11.549 --> 00:23:15.886
  • All of these beautiful thingsand there's tons more that I
  • 00:23:15.920 --> 00:23:18.889
  • could list were all providedfor you and qualified
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  • for you by Jesus.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: God calls youfavoured, healed, and
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  • courageous. Many believersknow God's promises but
  • 00:23:38.108 --> 00:23:41.846
  • 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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  • transformation. Act now, and getLeon's brand-new book,
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  • -LEON: An interesting part ofthe gospel is how valuable you
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  • are to God. The enemycontinually will harass your
  • 00:25:03.160 --> 00:25:07.264
  • thinking and it will always belike you're not enough, or
  • 00:25:07.298 --> 00:25:12.202
  • you're too bad, or you're toonegative, or you're too flawed,
  • 00:25:12.236 --> 00:25:16.707
  • or there's something missing inyou, or no one really
  • 00:25:16.740 --> 00:25:20.778
  • understands at the very corethat you're missing something.
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  • Whichever way the enemy does it,he will try to tempt you to
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  • believe that you're not enough.But you gotta understand that
  • 00:25:29.720 --> 00:25:33.657
  • when you give your life to JesusChrist, and He comes in, that He
  • 00:25:33.691 --> 00:25:38.963
  • is flowing through you, livingthrough you, and there is
  • 00:25:38.996 --> 00:25:42.766
  • nothing that you can't do.Recognize how valuable you are
  • 00:25:42.800 --> 00:25:48.572
  • to God. That you are enoughbecause Jesus is within you and
  • 00:25:48.606 --> 00:25:54.612
  • you and He can do all things.That's why it says, you can do
  • 00:25:54.645 --> 00:25:58.949
  • all things through Christ whostrengthens you. You can't do
  • 00:25:58.983 --> 00:26:02.953
  • all things on your own. But withJesus on the inside of you,
  • 00:26:02.987 --> 00:26:07.024
  • there is a completeness aboutyou. Rise up. Believe and keep
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  • going especially in thedirections that have shut you
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  • down for far too long. Father, Ipray blessing upon them right
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  • now. Let there be an aha moment,an epiphany. That they will
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  • understand that with Jesus onthe inside of them. That Father,
  • 00:26:24.174 --> 00:26:27.945
  • they are valuable, they areenough, and there's nothing that
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  • will stop them. They are allthey need to be with You.
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  • I pray this in yourwonderful name, amen.
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