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Making Others Jealous

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September 2, 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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Making Others Jealous

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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: You are highlyfavored. You are loved. You are
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  • blessed. You are gifted. Believeit and the presence of God will
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  • be with you. And it's notgoing to do automatically.
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  • You need to work.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly.So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharingJesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: As a young man, ateenager, I remember beginning
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  • to struggle with Christianity.Some of my friends would say
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  • things like, "Before I settledown and give my life to Jesus,
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  • I want to go travel the worldand have some fun." And I
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  • thought, "What in the world doyou need to not have God for
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  • that?" Another guy told me, "Iwant to go party. I'm going to
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  • go meet people. I want to beforeI settle down and give my life
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  • to Jesus. I just want to go liveit up." I thought to myself, "So
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  • what's, why can't you do thatserving God?" Someone else told
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  • me, "Well, you know, I'd loveto, but you know what, I really
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  • want to prosper and just rise upin the financial world and be
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  • successful." And I was thinking,"What's the problem?" The
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  • problem is religion. The problemis that even as a teenager back
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  • then, I would listen to many ofthe men and the women that were
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  • teaching in our denomination atthat time, our fellowship, and
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  • everything was about reachingthe big bad world, staying away
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  • from it, not being in it. Andthey had all these verses out of
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  • context, too. So we kind ofwe're hunkered down and the big,
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  • and the Bible doesn't sayanything like that. But you see,
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  • I recognized that, and I knewGod had called me to pastor but
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  • the only thing I had seen as faras pastoring was churches, you
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  • know, under a hundred wherever Iwent. And everything in the
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  • world could succeed, businessescould have like, you know,
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  • 80.000 workers in four or fivedifferent countries. But the
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  • churches were just this smalllittle thing and so that became
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  • my image. And I remember whenGod really began to call me I
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  • said, "God, I don't want topastor. I don't want to be in
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  • some little place." You know,fighting with the burden and
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  • trying to get people to come outto this boring music, boring
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  • preaching, boring whatever. AndGod took me on a journey of
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  • understanding the Word. And Iwant to talk to you about this
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  • today, because when I began toexamine the Bible as a teenager,
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  • my beliefs began to change frommisbeliefs to truth. Now, when
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  • God made the earth, the animals,the fish, the air, the planets.
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  • When He put all of the laws ofnature, the laws of space, time,
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  • etcetera. When He put them alltogether into this physical
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  • world, everyone thinks God wasdone creating. But He's not done
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  • creating. From what we can tellin the teaching of Ezequiel,
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  • Genesis, and other scripturesthat talked about the garden of
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  • Eden, it was exactly that agarden. Gorgeous, beautiful,
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  • amazing, plants, rivers,animals, fish. You name it. It
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  • was phenomenal. But yet theBible talks about how human
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  • started in the garden. But didyou know that at the end of our
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  • age when Jesus comes back, we'renot going back to a garden.
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  • We're going to a city called thenew Jerusalem. You see, mankind
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  • according to Genesis 1 was madein the likeness and the image of
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  • God. And just like that creativeability that was in God. It's in
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  • every human being today. And sowhen Adam looked out and saw the
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  • trees and the mountains and thevalleys and the different colors
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  • of dirt and the different kindsof rock. Mankind was going to
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  • find out you could make steel,bronze, iron. That there's
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  • computer chips hidden in thesand. There is steel hidden in
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  • that mountain of ore. God knew.He's not surprised that mankind
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  • began to create things likeasphalt and tarmac and jets. I
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  • mean, the ability to understandradio waves, microwaves, and all
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  • the thing. And we've hardlytouch the surface of what God
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  • has created. But He gave mankindthe ability to begin to
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  • understand. We call it sciences.He gave him the ability. When He
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  • said to Adam be fruitful andmultiply. He said in Genesis
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  • 1:26-28, He said take over allthe earth. Have dominion over
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  • fishes. Have dominion overanimals. Have dominion. It
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  • doesn't say over people, becausepeople are made in the likeness
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  • and the image of God and nevermade to be dominated. No human
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  • being should be dominatedbecause every human being is
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  • made in the likeness and theimage of God of every color,
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  • every language. We are made likeHim. And so when you study by
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  • chapter 4 of Genesis, we findthat grandkids within one, they
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  • began to do songs and poems andmusic and dance as the arts came
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  • into existence. Another onebegan to understand animals and
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  • herds and how to look after ourfood supply and farming and
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  • agriculture, began to rise upinto -, Another began to work
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  • with bronze and iron andunderstand different things as
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  • the sciences began to rise wayback then in the very first
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  • family. We can see this began torise up as God began to flow
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  • through mankind. And the Biblesays they began to build cities.
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  • Now, if Adam was told fill theearth with your family, with
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  • your kids. If you're going tohave a planet full of people,
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  • then you're going to have tounderstand culture. And so a lot
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  • of Christians talked aboutyou've given your life to Jesus
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  • and telling the world aboutJesus as though the great
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  • commission is the only thing wedo. So we rush around, and we
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  • preach Jesus. Give your life toJesus. Just a minute. That's
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  • actually not accurate. Themandate that God gave Adam to
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  • fill the earth, subdue it, havedominion over it, to literally
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  • be creative still here today.And so whatever you do, you are
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  • to rise to the top. The word"blessed" if you look up in the
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  • Amplified Bible in brackets itwill give a definition like
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  • this, blessed means happy,fortunate, and to be envied. And
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  • today I want to talk aboutmaking the world jealous. You
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  • see, this is actually the wayGod has designed His church.
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  • We're not to be this religioussubculture whose hoping the
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  • world doesn't stomp us out,behead us, stamp us with the
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  • mark of the beast or whatevercrazy fears are pushed at us.
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  • But instead we have what iscalled the cultural mandate is
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  • what most theologians call thecommand that is in Genesis from
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  • God. Then we have a command fromJesus in the Gospels to share
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  • the gospel. And what I havediscovered is the world is
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  • attracted to excellence. Theworld is attracted to victory.
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  • The world is attracted to thosewho are able to rise up and live
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  • truly the way Jesus said in John10:10. He said I am come that
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  • you might have life and that youcan have it to the fullest in
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  • every area. But very fewChristians believe that, because
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  • if you start teaching healing,Christians will attack you. If
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  • you believe God is loving andGod is caring and God is a
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  • prosperous God, then the cultureof your society will be a happy
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  • one, a forgiving one, arejoicing one, a helping one.
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  • But if your beliefs about Godare that He is mean. He is
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  • angry. He is judgmental. Youwill have a culture that is mean
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  • and judgmental. And if you everstudy world religions and you'll
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  • look at other religions in whichway they move. You will see that
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  • culture is religion externalize.Culture is what we believe
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  • externalize. There's a culturefor your home. There's a culture
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  • for your business. There's aculture that we need to be very
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  • aware of because the culture ofChrist is very different than
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  • the culture of religion. As yougo on through some of these
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  • verses. It says in Exodus 35here, that when it comes to any
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  • skill whether it's metal, wood.Whether it is the arts like
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  • movies and book writing. All ofthese things the Bible says here
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  • that we are filled with thespirit of God for this and He's
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  • given us ability, wisdom,intelligence, understanding,
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  • knowledge, and all of thiscraftsmanship. And so wherever
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  • you are, whatever you do ifyou're in business, then
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  • everybody who works for youought to be just bragging about
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  • the most amazing boss. You'renot a pushover. You will get the
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  • best work out of them but you'rehonorable and you are integrous.
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  • And they believe that being withyou they're going to go
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  • somewhere because they see yourleaderships. They see your
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  • giftedness and the skills you'veadded to your gift and that
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  • there will be no cap on you.You're going to go somewhere.
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  • And this is something that weneed to understand. That as we
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  • fulfill what God has called usto do. Live! Really live. Live
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  • with joy. Live with peace. Thefruits of the Spirit or the
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  • strengths, I call them, of theSpirit. Fruits shows you how
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  • they come. They grow little bylittle and they grow stronger
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  • and stronger. That you're anamazingly patient husband, a
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  • patient dad, a patient leader.You are a wise woman as a
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  • leader, as a mom, as anentrepreneur. That this strength
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  • that come out of the Spirit ofGod in our recreated human
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  • spirit makes us better ateverything. You see, we cannot
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  • be just a little bit betterbecause people aren't going to
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  • be envious of that. They'regoing to say, "Oh, I can do
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  • that." But if what you do is sostunning, so bless, so
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  • incredible. That they just go,"There's just no way you can be
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  • at the right time at the rightplaces so many times. There's
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  • just no way that you can weatherso many storms, have so many
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  • attacks, and when the smokesclears, you're still standing.
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  • This world has yet to see what abusinessman and a businesswoman
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  • and a politician and a professorand a mom and a dad and a friend
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  • yet to see what that looks likewith someone so favored of God
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  • believing it. That they rise upand they truly are the salt and
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  • the light of the communitiesthey're in. So many people think
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  • that I as a pastor that I seemedthat all of these things should
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  • be following me, and theyshould. But I'm to equip you
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  • with the Word of God and so thatyou can rise up in the world
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  • area and whatever area you'regifted this is. God will be with
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  • you. God will work with you. Butif you don't believe that, then
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  • His grace won't flow. BecauseHis grace which is His favor,
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  • His ability, it comes to you asyou believe it. And if we don't
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  • teach you messages like this,that say you are highly favored.
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  • You are loved. You are blessed.You are gifted. Believe it! And
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  • the presence of God will be withyou. And it's not going to do
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  • automatically. You need to work.Someone said, "Yeah, I wish Adam
  • 00:13:56.184 --> 00:14:00.822
  • wouldn't have fallen in thegarden, made that mistake
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  • because now we all have towork." No, no. Adam worked in
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  • the garden. It was just the mostenjoyable thing you can ever
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  • have done, to create and tobuild. Today, a lot of people
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  • can work and get nowhere and soworks got in a bad rap. But in
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  • the garden, he played hard,worked hard, hanged out with
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  • God. It was the joy of his lifeto be building, naming, doing
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  • stuff, and that's the kind ofwork. So when you begin to
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  • believe. You see, you can't havefaith without work because faith
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  • without working is dead. Butwhen you begin to believe
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  • something, you begin to work inthat direction. And so as
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  • believers we need to work hard.We need to play hard. We need to
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  • laugh, love, enjoy life. And theBible word "hard", I don't mean
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  • desperate. I don't mean barelyget by. I mean laughing and
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  • enjoying it till you can't tellwhen I'm playing, and you can't
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  • tell when I'm working. As youbegin to get into the world and
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  • as you begin to rise up insuccess, in leadership, the
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  • world is going to want you tobelieve what they believe. There
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  • are those who are going to fightto teach your kids what they
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  • want your kids to believe. Now,whenever someone ask me, "Well,
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  • what do you think about this?What do you think about that?"
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  • And you see they're trying tofind out. Where do I stand on
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  • gender issues? Where do I standon sexual issues? Where do I
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  • stand on all these issues? Andit's the fighting the world. I
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  • always tell them the same thing.You and I do not have to agree
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  • on everything to be friends, todo business, to be neighbors, to
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  • hang out together, to gogolfing. And so the believer
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  • must understand that we are notin this world to attack people.
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  • You trying to get them to cleanup their life doesn't work. So
  • 00:15:51.366 --> 00:15:54.869
  • stop it. You're judging them.And the world just going to
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  • judge us back. There's only onething they need to do to make
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  • heaven and that's to chooseJesus, invite Him in their life.
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  • Now, finally can they have thedesire, the will, and the power
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  • to begin to change and toembrace the principles of the
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  • Word. So I always tell people,"Ha! You know, you and I don't
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  • have to agree to get along. Soyou are a freewill moral being.
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  • You get to believe what youwant, live what you like, decide
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  • what you want to do, spend yourentire life pursuing whatever
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  • you want. You have the right todo that." God gave every human
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  • being freedom. Now, if you makewrong choices, there's always
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  • consequences. So He's trying togive us a book to show us the
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  • right choices to have a stunningamazing life. But I'm not going
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  • to sit here and just bash awayat you trying to make you. You
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  • have your own choices. Now, likeI give you the freedom to choose
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  • what to believe, act, and do.You must give me the freedom to
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  • believe what I believe, to livemy life the way I want to live
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  • my life, and you're not going toteach my kids what you believe.
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  • I'm going to teach my kids whatI believe. And you see that it's
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  • about freedom. Stop trying toargue, debate, or many of you
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  • are afraid to say anythingbecause if you stick your head
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  • up, it's going to be bangeddown. Well, then make every
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  • issue about freedom. That wayjust like we give freedom to
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  • them. They must give freedom tous. And we need to rise up and
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  • train our kids to becomeeverything, from politicians to
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  • lawyers to doctors, and theymust rise up and influence. We
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  • cannot hunker down as asubculture, okay? And just
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  • whatever they do, we're sure ofpraying and hoping that we've
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  • got great leadership. No, we'renot praying and hoping. We're
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  • teaching and admonishing andraising up our kids and our
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  • grandkids and every generation.Because in them our phenomenal
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  • leaders, phenomenal actors,phenomenal songwriters,
  • 00:17:56.224 --> 00:17:59.026
  • phenomenal politicians,phenomenal doctors. They just
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  • have never been taught that youmy son, you my daughter are
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  • going to rise to the very top tobe the greatest blessing that
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  • Canada has ever seen. Thegreatest blessing the world has
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  • ever seen. This is what we needto teach our generations. We've
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  • got to make sure that weunderstand that you can't just
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  • live our lives waiting for Jesusto rescue us. If we're going to
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  • impact the world, here's threequick things that we need to
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  • understand. We need that it'scrucial that we live great lives
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  • so they can see the favor ofGod, the goodness of God in us.
  • 00:18:36.764 --> 00:18:42.570
  • Then the goodness of God leadsthem to go, "I want what you've
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  • got." I know it. How in theworld you do that? In your
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  • marriage, with your kids, yourfamilies, generations, your
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  • finance, but I want it. And sowe have to live great lives and
  • 00:18:51.712 --> 00:18:56.984
  • God will help us do that to makethe world jealous. We must
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  • recognize and show them that weall have human needs. And that
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  • yes, we are all human. But thatGod will help us to fulfill
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  • those needs in a godly way. He'snot against them. Listen to me.
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  • The greatest sex lives on theplanet are between two people
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  • who love and marry and promiseeach other man and wife and go
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  • for it. And why do we back downfrom that? Let's go prove it.
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  • Let's live it. And then we must,the third thing, we must be able
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  • to understand and love a fallenworld. Arguing with them doesn't
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  • work. Trying to see who's rightdoesn't work. Just love them,
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  • accept them, forgive them whenthey hurt you, and live a life
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  • so amazing that they want whatyou have. Here in Deuteronomy
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  • 4:5-8. It's pretty interesting.Listen to this interesting
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  • verse. It says, "Surely I havetaught you statutes and
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  • judgments, just as the Lord myGod commanded me, that you
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  • should act according to them inthis land which you go to
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  • possess. Therefore be careful toobserve them, for this is your
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  • wisdom and your understanding inthe sight of the peoples who
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  • will hear all these statutes,and say, 'Surely this great
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  • nation is a wise andunderstanding people.' For what
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  • great nation is there that hasGod so near to it, as the Lord
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  • our God is to us, for whateverreason we may call upon Him? And
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  • what great nation is there thathas such statutes and righteous
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  • judgments as are in all this lawwhich I set before you this
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  • day?" It's talking to theIsraelites and saying when we
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  • have a nation, if these are thekeys to great nations, great
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  • families, great cities, greatprosperity and the world is
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  • going to see. Well, the samepromises are to read the church
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  • today. And wherever we are fromcountry to country regardless of
  • 00:20:53.267 --> 00:20:57.271
  • our color and race, the churchof Jesus Christ should be the
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  • salt, the light, and should bethe leadership. You! I'm talking
  • 00:21:01.609 --> 00:21:04.679
  • to you right now. You need torecognize that God need you to
  • 00:21:04.712 --> 00:21:08.149
  • rise up with passion and love.And let everybody around you
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  • when they ask you know. Youknow, St. Francis of Assisi said
  • 00:21:11.752 --> 00:21:15.456
  • this. He said, "Everywhere yougo witness and share with people
  • 00:21:15.489 --> 00:21:20.494
  • and when necessary use words."Oh, what does that mean? That
  • 00:21:20.528 --> 00:21:25.232
  • means your life should be onethat is so full of joy and love
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  • and peace and the strengths, thefruit of the Spirit. That at the
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  • same time the promises of Godshould be at work in your life.
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  • So they look at you and go, "Oh,my, how do you live like this
  • 00:21:36.677 --> 00:21:41.716
  • year after year, decade afterdecade? Your wife still loves
  • 00:21:41.749 --> 00:21:45.986
  • you. Your husband thinks you'reawesome after 30, 40, 50 years.
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  • Your kids cannot wait to gethome. You hang out. You're out
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  • enjoying this beautiful worldprospering and healthy. Whatever
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  • kind of a stuff pushes at you.You weather. You keep going."
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  • This is where the church ofJesus Christ rises up. And by
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  • the way, don't make the promisesof God what you seek after. The
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  • Bible says, "Seek first thekingdom of God and His
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  • righteousness, and all thesethings will be added to you."
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  • Not only do we have the greatcommission. The people need to
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  • know about Jesus. That we haveone of the greatest ways to do
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  • that. And that is to understandthe cultural mandate that we go
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  • forth with the promises of God,the presence of God, the
  • 00:22:35.970 --> 00:22:40.174
  • blessing of God, and it's uponyou. Stop listening to your
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  • religious background. If youwere raised in religion, let God
  • 00:22:44.245 --> 00:22:48.582
  • get the Word into you and cleanthat up. Follow Jesus and He
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  • will lead you to the Bible saysstill waters, to green pastures,
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  • to a place of the blessing andthe favor of God.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Uncertainty,job loss, and health scares
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  • all cause fear. And all areexperienced in the physical.
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  • But did you know you can livebeyond your five senses?
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  • In this brand-new series by LeonFontaine, "Living Beyond Your
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  • Five Senses", learn how evenwhen your circumstances are out
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  • of control, with Holy Spirit youhave the power to walk by faith,
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  • not by sight.
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  • -LEON: Sense knowledge, or thisworld's knowledge, there's a lot
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  • of things they can't figure out.The purpose for creation.
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  • The purpose for live. To onlybelieve what your
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  • five senses say, Jesus callsthat unbelieving.
  • 00:23:43.938 --> 00:23:48.242
  • -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,
  • 00:23:51.145 --> 00:23:54.482
  • and how to rebuke fear andexperience the peace of God.
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  • Call now to request this series,and let today be the day you
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  • begin to live in thesupernatural.
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  • ♪ [Music] ♪
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  • -LEON: One of the most debatedtopics in the church in North
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  • America today is prosperity orhaving enough or wealth, money,
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  • resources, whatever you want tocall it. I want to encourage you
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  • to begin to know what the Wordsays about it. Now, I agree
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  • there are people out there whoare using this wrong, who are
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  • wasting God's resources, who aregoing after it in a wrong way.
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  • But just because they're doingit in a wrong way does not mean
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  • I'm gonna throw the baby outwith the bath water. I know that
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  • for us to reach more people thatwe need resources. I know to get
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  • into new countries and newlanguages, we need more
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  • resources. And so prosperityit's definition for me is having
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  • enough to do God's will. And Iwant to challenge you that
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  • believe God to prosper. Nobodygets married not wanting the
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  • marriage to prosper. No onestarts a business hoping it
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  • doesn't prosper. No. So we'vegot to understand that God's
  • 00:25:16.864 --> 00:25:20.467
  • ability to bless us and to raiseus up is to seek first the
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  • kingdom of God. Have a purposefor your success. Have a purpose
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  • for your prosperity and it mustalways be Jesus. And when that
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  • is the case, money will not grabyou because the love of money is
  • 00:25:34.615 --> 00:25:38.385
  • the root of all evil. But youwill begin to recognize the
  • 00:25:38.419 --> 00:25:41.789
  • blessing of the Lord is upon meand everywhere I go, God will
  • 00:25:41.822 --> 00:25:45.459
  • see me through. God will provideand so the businesses, the
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  • companies, the relationships, myhealth, God desires things to
  • 00:25:49.930 --> 00:25:53.968
  • prosper in your life. Believethat. Confess that. Go find it
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  • in the Word and make sure thatyou're not just listening to a
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  • TV preacher or to a favoritepastor who continually is
  • 00:26:01.542 --> 00:26:05.279
  • teaching poverty. No one's goingto go to a church that is going
  • 00:26:05.312 --> 00:26:10.017
  • to continually teach you how tobe poor and sick. We all seemed
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  • to have figured that out on ourown. We want to know how to
  • 00:26:13.053 --> 00:26:16.123
  • succeed in life, how God canraise us up, and how we can use
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  • all the resources He's given usfor the kingdom of God. Father,
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  • I pray that You would touch themin Jesus name. I pray that the
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  • lies of the enemy, of poverty,of sickness, of all these things
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  • that people believe in. I prayright now, that they would seek
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  • truth and they would begin tolive in the overflow of the
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  • blessing of God. In Jesus'name I pray, amen.
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