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Looking For Love

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September 23, 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: And when youbegin to recognize how in love
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  • God is with you, and He knowsevery problem you've got,
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  • everything you've done. He knowsthe anger, the impatience, He
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  • knows it all, and He looks atyou. And He loves you so much.
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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: I want to dive down alittle deeper than maybe people
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  • are used to. As we look at thispowerful force, and understand
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  • it because so many believersstill do not. Did you know that
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  • the highest pleasure in theworld, is to experience
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  • unconditional love? And to beable to love back. To experience
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  • that kind of love, is whataddictions and people who are
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  • seeking after all thesedifferent pleasures. That's
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  • really what it's all about, isthey're trying to find this
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  • sense of self, of significance,of value, of being treasured, of
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  • knowing that they're loved thisway. People internally though,
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  • they give up on this kind oflove and they begin to look for
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  • whatever pleasure they can getwhile they're still here on the
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  • planet. No one can love asperfectly as Jesus, only He can
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  • heal our broken hearts. Only Hecan cause God's love to flood
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  • our lives like, like no one elsecan. In relationships between
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  • married couples or betweenfriends, or even parents and
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  • their children. So many peoplenot understanding that, what
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  • love is. They'll try tomanipulate, they'll try to force
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  • and people to show them love.People to love them, whichever
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  • way they want to be loved. Butit never satisfies the deepest
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  • level of the heart, because youknow deep down inside, you had
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  • to manipulate that person to getthem to be loving towards you.
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  • Most people deep down inside,they know they're not worthy of
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  • this kind of love. They knowthey're flawed. They know that
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  • they're not perfect. And so,they don't understand the love
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  • of God or the things we're goingtno talk about today. When
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  • people try to love them, maybeeven subconsciously, but deep
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  • down in them they know theremust be something wrong with
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  • that person's love, and theyreject the love. They don't know
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  • how to accept love. If you don'tlearn to experience this love of
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  • God, this unconditional love,you end up being judgmental. You
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  • end up looking at others forthis love. You need it. And so
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  • you want it, and you can look atyour spouse, you look at your
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  • kids. People who have neverestablished what I want to talk
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  • about today, even their kidsgrowing up, they need them so
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  • bad to show them this love. InGalatians 5:6, it says there,
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  • that in Christ Jesus, religion,circumcision, uncircumcision,
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  • none of these rules and thingswork when it comes to the human
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  • heart. Except faith, that worksthrough love. Did you know that
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  • the faith that we are to use toovercome this world, to walk in
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  • the favour and the blessing ofGod, that that faith only works
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  • through love? What does thatmean? It means that this faith,
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  • or this trusting God, that we'vegot to trust Him before faith
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  • will work. We have to have thislove, that says oh God. Or it's
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  • not going to work. As a youngman, I remember being a
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  • teenager. And a guy coming byour church. He was preaching a
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  • way about how that if you wantto do great things for God,
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  • you're going to have to suffer.If you want to see God do great
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  • things through you, it's goingto be suffering. God's going to
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  • allow things into your life, itmight be months and years of
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  • suffering, but He's got a higherplan for it. And I remember as a
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  • young man, sitting there, and Ihad been taught that God is
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  • good. That God is full of love.But this little nuance entered
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  • my head, and it made me afraid,as I thought what? It even takes
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  • stories out of the Bible out ofcontext. He would take verses
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  • out of context to show us thatif you really want to develop in
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  • God, you're going to have tosuffer. Now we know there is
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  • suffering in this world. We knowthere's persecution in this
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  • world. But when God, when Jesusdied for the curse of the law to
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  • be dealt with, God's not goingto use the curse of the law to
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  • teach you anything. He's notthat lousy of a teacher. And so
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  • I remember beginning to grow upand pulling back and saying well
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  • God, I give you my life, I giveyou my heart, I want to serve
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  • You, I want to, but inside Iknew I could never really say to
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  • God, okay God. I just trust You.Take me, I'm Yours. I'm all
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  • Yours. I would never say that ordo that because he had said in
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  • his message, that when you saythat, God's going to line up
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  • some experiences for you thatare going to be painful. They're
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  • going to be brutal. They'regoing to be, but it's all for
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  • your best. I remember divinginto this, and studying this and
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  • wondering where does the churchget some of this crazy doctrine?
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  • They might call it thesovereignty of God, which
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  • sovereign just means He'sall-powerful. But then as I
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  • begin to dive into it, I beginto find out that the early
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  • church as they begin to rise up,that a lot of the Greek
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  • mythology had begun to creepinto attitudes of people. And
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  • that you know, oh boy, the Greekgods, they were fickle. I mean,
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  • you didn't know what they weregoing to do, or what it was
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  • going to cost you. But thatwasn't Jehovah, but wasn't the
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  • King of Kings and the Lord ofLords. You know what God is
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  • going to do. He's going to behonourable, He's going to be,
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  • He's going to keep His Word,once He gives His Word. He's not
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  • going to do things to you, hurtyou, and steal your children or
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  • destroy your job or destroy yourhealth. All because of some kind
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  • of higher good, He has the HolySpirit to teach us. And
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  • experience is not the bestteacher. Holy Spirit is better.
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  • Listen to this incredible verse.John 3:16 for God so loved the
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  • world, that He gave His onlybegotten Son, that whoever
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  • believes in Him should notperish but have everlasting
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  • life. For God did not send HisSon into the world to condemn
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  • the world, to condemn the world,but that the world through Him
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  • might be saved. This is aboutlove. And, if you were raised or
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  • you experienced some of thethings I experienced, where you
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  • don't know if you can trust Godand if something is happening,
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  • well God must have allowed it orwhat. Then I want you to go back
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  • into the Word. Because, untilyou begin to experience the love
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  • of God, until you begin to trustHim and know this love, you'll
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  • never be able to make otherrelationships work. In fact, if
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  • you can't trust God, there's noway you can trust your spouse.
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  • If you can't trust God, there'sno way you can trust your kids.
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  • If you can't trust God, who canyou trust? So this foundation of
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  • love that says I can trust God.I can look at Him, and say I'm
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  • all Yours and believe that He isan absolutely God for your best.
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  • And here's one of the ways thatset me free. And I want to share
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  • it with you. Because until youcan look at God, and just say
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  • Dad. Just, Daddy. You are goingto struggle through every
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  • relationship you've got. You arenot going to be able to trust
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  • people. You're going to pushpeople away. You won't be able
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  • to build meaningfulrelationships. So in Ephesians
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  • 3, I found a prayer. A prayerthat, the Apostle Paul would
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  • pray for people. And it stunnedme, because I had begun to
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  • believe that you could neverexperience God because you don't
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  • go by feelings, we just go byfaith. And by that it meant
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  • you'll never feel God, you'lljust feel the emotions of this
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  • world. Then I got to Ephesians3. And it says here, Paul is
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  • praying, I pray that God wouldgrant you out of the rich
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  • treasury of His glory, to bestrengthened and reinforced with
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  • mighty power in the inner-man bythe Holy Spirit Himself. In
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  • dwelling, your innermost being,and your very personality. As we
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  • go on, you're going to see thisentire prayer is about God's
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  • love. Did you know that when youbegin to know God, you are
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  • experiencing? And it affectsyour very personality. When
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  • people know and experience thelove of God, it changes their
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  • personality. And when theydon't, their personality doesn't
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  • know where to go with thefeelings you've got and the
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  • beliefs that you've got. Yousee, your beliefs determine your
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  • actions. That's why it's crucialto continue in the Word, to
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  • become a disciplined follower ofGod's Word, of Jesus Christ, and
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  • know truth so that truth can setyou free from the misbeliefs
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  • that are causing the emotionalwreckage that you're dealing
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  • with on a regular basis. Andthis world is messed up. But so
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  • many Christians are messed upbecause they have got to get to
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  • the foundation of what God is,which is love. Now in verse 17
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  • of Ephesians 3 it says, mayChrist through your faith,
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  • actually dwell. Settle down.Make His permanent home, in your
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  • hearts. May you be rooted deepin love. Founded securely on
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  • love. If you can't believe thatGod can love you this way, then
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  • you will never be able to seeany relationship. Even the
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  • children you love so much thatrise up. They'll hurt you,
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  • because you don't know how tointerpret anything going on in
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  • their world. Because of thishuge gaping hole in your heart
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  • which was designed that once yougive your life to Jesus Christ,
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  • that you would dive into theWord, and that you would begin
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  • to know this love. In verse 17it says, Christ through your
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  • faith. It says, dwells andsettles down, makes His
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  • permanent home in your heart. Ifyou want to know how to be
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  • rooted, and founded securely onlove, you have to believe. This
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  • belief, the Bible says faithcometh by hearing, and hearing
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  • by the Word of God. So divinginto the Word is crucial. In
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  • verse 18, it says you may havethe power to be strong, to
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  • apprehend and grasp with all thesaints of God's devoted people.
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  • The experience of that love. Theexperience of that love? What is
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  • the breath, the length, theheight, the depth of it? Did you
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  • know that faith is required foryou to feel loved? If you look
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  • over at your spouse, if you lookat somebody that you really
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  • love, and you don't believe theylove you, then their love is
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  • wasted. Because they could bepouring love on you. But you
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  • don't believe it. Even anearthly love as a human being,
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  • you must believe the love thatis coming at you from anyone.
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  • Here it's interesting, it saysthat you may come to know
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  • practically, through experiencefor yourselves, the love of
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  • Christ which far surpasses mereknowledge without experience.
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  • That you could be filled withall your being into the fullness
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  • of God. That you may have therichest measure of the divine
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  • presence. And become a personwholly filled and flooded with
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  • God Himself. What is God? God islove. We are to be believing and
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  • experiencing His love. But somany of us are focused on, well
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  • I'm going to find promises onhealing, promises on prosperity,
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  • promises on family and marriage,and we've missed one of the most
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  • crucial building blocks of lifethat is filled and strong and
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  • powerful. And so the apostlePaul is teaching the Ephesians
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  • church, this is what I'm prayingfor you. Why? Because until he
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  • experiences love, until youbegin to believe this love, then
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  • you're not going to know thekind of strength and power that
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  • you have. Did you know that ifyou dive into the Word of God, I
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  • haven't got time on this messagetoday. But you're going to find
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  • out that love is what makes yourmind and emotions so healthy.
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  • Did you know that this love ofGod is what makes your physical
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  • body work so beautifully? Andstrong. When this love, this
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  • peace, this joy, this incredibleability that only God can give
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  • on the inside of us. It restoresbodies. It restores nerve cells,
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  • it restores organs. It pushesout sickness, it pushes out
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  • disease. It restores emotions,it heals up hearts, it makes
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  • relationships. When a person isknows and experiences the love
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  • of God, they can love in a waythat nobody else can love. You
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  • will be loving in gallons whilethe rest of the people will be
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  • loving in thimble-full's,because you are established in
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  • His grace. In His love. As youlook at this verse, it goes on
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  • to say that He will do superabundantly far over and above
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  • all that we dare ask or think.Infinitely, beyond our highest
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  • prayers, our, it says ourthoughts, our desires, our
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  • hopes, our dreams. He's sayinghere, listen to this. He's
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  • saying, you can be praying,desiring, hoping, dreaming,
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  • doing all these things. Butuntil you're established in
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  • God's love, experiencing God'slove, none of these things will
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  • work out. Because all that youdesire in life will always be
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  • attached to relationships. Andrelationships can't be healthy
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  • until God is involved. Oh, theycan make them work, the world
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  • does. And they've got a love,and yes, yes, yes. But not the
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  • way God has designed us to be.In fact, if you were to ask me
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  • Leon, what's the fastest way todeveloping this love? The Bible
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  • shows us and tells us, that weare to act on our faith. That
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  • faith without works is dead. So,as you go into the Word of God,
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  • and you find out why Jesus diedon the cross for you. Why He
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  • took the curse, your sin. Tookit for you. You begin to love
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  • Him and you realize how completethis gospel is. That it's all
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  • Good News. And everything is afree gift. You being right with
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  • God is a free gift. You beingqualified for every promise, is
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  • a free gift. This relationshipwith God is a free gift. He's
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  • not analyzing every behaviourand axing you and pushing you
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  • away like a person would do.He's in love with you, and
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  • because of Jesus, you areestablished as righteous as a
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  • gift. There's an incredibleportion of scripture that goes
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  • with this. In Galatians 5:22. Ilove it in the Living Bible. It
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  • says, when the Holy Spiritcontrols our lives, He will
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  • produce this kind of fruit. Now,as you look at the fruit of the
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  • Spirit, we've all read itmultiple times. As a young man,
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  • I remember reading that listgoing who cares about the fruit
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  • of the Spirit, I want the giftsof the Spirit. Working of
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  • miracles and I want gifts ofhealings, and the gift of faith.
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  • But now as I've grown older andI've looked at these. I've
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  • recognized that fruit onlygrows. It doesn't just magically
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  • appear on a tree. It grows. Anddid you know that it says this
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  • is the fruit of the spirit,love. The first one it says is
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  • love. Love can be grown. TheGod-kind of love, can be growing
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  • in your life. Joy, this joy fromGod is to be growing in your
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  • life. Such incredible strength.There's a peace, this peace
  • 00:18:46.651 --> 00:18:50.821
  • should be growing in your life.This patience with others around
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  • you. You know, do you ever watchchildren when they have an
  • 00:18:54.559 --> 00:18:59.130
  • impatient parent, that theydon't even have a second to tie
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  • their shoes right, or to beready right. They're just,
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  • there's impatience. You just seenervous ticks and they're always
  • 00:19:05.303 --> 00:19:08.272
  • on edge. This patience, is thisphenomenal strength that we
  • 00:19:08.306 --> 00:19:13.311
  • should be growing in our lives.Goodness, kindness,
  • 00:19:13.344 --> 00:19:16.847
  • faithfulness, gentleness. Selfcontrol. These qualities, these
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  • strengths that come from ourrecreated spirit. It is what the
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  • Word of God does on the insideof us. Many people believe, and
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  • I do too, that when you read thefruit of the spirit, the first
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  • one is love. That all of theseother things are a look at love
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  • from a different angle. If youlove someone, then you are
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  • practicing joy when you're withthem. If you love somebody, then
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  • you are going to work at beingat peace. If you love someone,
  • 00:19:45.776 --> 00:19:48.879
  • you're going to be patient. Ifyou love someone, you're going
  • 00:19:48.913 --> 00:19:50.781
  • to be kind, you're going to begood, you're going to be
  • 00:19:50.815 --> 00:19:52.683
  • faithful. You're going to begentle, you're going to have
  • 00:19:52.717 --> 00:19:54.352
  • self control. And it's the HolySpirit at work on the inside of
  • 00:19:54.385 --> 00:19:58.122
  • us that does that. And so, inour lives, we've got to make a
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  • decision. I can sit and wait fora miracle to make me patient.
  • 00:20:02.126 --> 00:20:06.497
  • Like, someone download somepatience in my life. Or, you can
  • 00:20:06.530 --> 00:20:11.669
  • begin to dive into God's Wordand when you begin to recognize
  • 00:20:11.702 --> 00:20:15.973
  • how in love God is with you. AndHe knows every problem you've
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  • got, everything you've done. Heknows the anger, the impatience,
  • 00:20:23.314 --> 00:20:28.419
  • He knows it all. And He looks atyou. And He loves you so much.
  • 00:20:28.452 --> 00:20:33.724
  • My parents would tell me as ayoung man, that if I was the
  • 00:20:33.758 --> 00:20:36.727
  • only one on the planet, Jesuswould have come and died for
  • 00:20:36.761 --> 00:20:41.799
  • just me. And then they'd say,but you'd have to nail him to
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  • the cross yourself. You'd haveto put that, drop that cross
  • 00:20:47.405 --> 00:20:51.108
  • into the hole and watch Him die.Jesus loves you so much. And if
  • 00:20:51.142 --> 00:20:57.048
  • I could just really make youaware of this one fact. Much of
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  • what I find through theChristian world where
  • 00:21:01.585 --> 00:21:05.122
  • relationships don't make it andthey're struggling with their
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  • faith. They're struggling withso many areas even health and
  • 00:21:08.326 --> 00:21:12.897
  • emotions and relationships. WhenI talk with people, I such, I
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  • mean. Just, I don't even knowhow to put a percentage on it.
  • 00:21:18.669 --> 00:21:24.475
  • That when I say, do you knowGod's love? Well I know God's
  • 00:21:24.508 --> 00:21:26.877
  • love. Well sure I know that. No,do you feel it? Do you
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  • experience it each day? They'doften say well I don't go by
  • 00:21:30.481 --> 00:21:34.452
  • what I feel. No, I understandthat emotions up and down, that
  • 00:21:34.485 --> 00:21:38.356
  • we don't let them control ourdecision-making. But to
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  • experience God's love is whatthis prayer is about. And my
  • 00:21:42.827 --> 00:21:47.164
  • challenge to you, is to takeEphesians 3 and pray it over
  • 00:21:47.198 --> 00:21:52.570
  • yourself every day. Pray thatyou'd be rooted, grounded in the
  • 00:21:52.603 --> 00:21:57.408
  • love of God. That you'dexperience it when you get up in
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  • the morning. That you wouldsense and know His love with the
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  • guys who are listening and youthink, oh I'm too tough, I'm not
  • 00:22:03.381 --> 00:22:06.050
  • worried about this. This word'love' doesn't mean just little
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  • goose bumps. It means your senseof significance. It means the
  • 00:22:08.953 --> 00:22:13.457
  • value that you feel aboutyourself. It means, that when
  • 00:22:13.491 --> 00:22:17.161
  • you look at God, He looks at youand He values you. You're
  • 00:22:17.194 --> 00:22:20.664
  • significant. He is in love withyou. Religion has taught us that
  • 00:22:20.698 --> 00:22:24.835
  • God doesn't, you're just dirtyrags, and you're, and I know
  • 00:22:24.869 --> 00:22:28.839
  • where they got some of thoseout-of-context verses. But
  • 00:22:28.873 --> 00:22:32.443
  • you're made in the likeness andthe image of God. That God is
  • 00:22:32.476 --> 00:22:35.179
  • absolutely in love with you. AndHe wants you to experience this
  • 00:22:35.212 --> 00:22:39.116
  • love. Now what you need to do isrecognize that this prayer says,
  • 00:22:39.150 --> 00:22:44.021
  • it's going to require you tobelieve this love. How do you
  • 00:22:44.054 --> 00:22:47.892
  • believe this love? Romans 10:17says faith cometh by hearing,
  • 00:22:47.925 --> 00:22:52.897
  • and hearing by the Word of God.I'm giving you a new challenge.
  • 00:22:52.930 --> 00:22:57.334
  • Dive into, listen to this overand over. Find more verses that
  • 00:22:57.368 --> 00:23:01.405
  • show you what Jesus has done foryou. And how much He loves you.
  • 00:23:01.439 --> 00:23:06.210
  • The Bible says, we can love Him,because He first loved us. If
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  • you want to know how toexperience God and how to love
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  • Him back, it's not thisambiguous, ethereal, wispy
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  • thing. Look in the Word as tohow much He loves you. And then
  • 00:23:21.559 --> 00:23:25.963
  • begin to declare every day, I amloved. God is in love with me.
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  • God values me. God wants thebest for me. John 10:10, Jesus
  • 00:23:31.035 --> 00:23:36.740
  • said I am come that you mighthave life, and more abundantly.
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  • It's the thief who kills,steals, and destroys. And begin
  • 00:23:40.511 --> 00:23:44.415
  • to trust God. Begin to be ableto look at Him, and say I love
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  • You, God. And I trust You.Confess with your mouth, these
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  • things. I love You, I trust You.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Uncertainty,job loss, and health scares
  • 00:24:04.401 --> 00:24:07.304
  • 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
  • 00:24:34.331 --> 00:24:38.702
  • five senses say, Jesus callsthat unbelieving.
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  • -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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  • -LEON: Freedom is a beautifulword. The Bible says whom the
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  • Son sets free, is free indeed.It's interesting to note that
  • 00:25:15.906 --> 00:25:22.079
  • when you know truth, that truthsets you free. Now, this word
  • 00:25:22.112 --> 00:25:27.284
  • 'truth' is a whole lot deeperand bigger than just telling the
  • 00:25:27.318 --> 00:25:30.521
  • truth. Of course it's importantto tell the truth. But when you
  • 00:25:30.554 --> 00:25:34.091
  • know the truth, as to what Jesusdid on the cross, what He did
  • 00:25:34.124 --> 00:25:38.796
  • for you and I, and how free weare from sin, from the enemy,
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  • from anything that would take usoff course. From any power that
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  • would try to enslave us, toaddiction, to depression, to
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  • mindsets. You begin to recognizeyou can live in absolute
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  • freedom. And I want to encourageyou, to not allow a heart belief
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  • on the inside of you that justputs up with it. Or manages an
  • 00:26:03.654 --> 00:26:09.059
  • addiction, or manages a beliefsystem that is not accurate
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  • according to God's Word. Decideto live free. Father, I pray in
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  • Jesus' name, that every personthat's listening to me right now
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  • would make a decision to not bea slave to anything. But they
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  • will know Jesus, and Jesus willset them free. They will know
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  • His truth, and truth will setthem free. I stand in agreement
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  • with them now, inJesus' name. Amen.
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