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A Person of Integrity

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October 15, 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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A Person of Integrity

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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: In the littlestthings be faithful, be trustful,
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  • be honest in the littlest thingsall the time and create that
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  • kind of a character. Becausewhen you do, you'll find that
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  • it's easy to be honestin the big things.
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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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  • -LEON: Hey, everybody. It's sogood to have you with me today.
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  • As you can see, I'm out in thisgorgeous North Canada, where
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  • Kississing Lodge and I'm outhere with my five boys and we're
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  • just hanging out fishing andhaving fun. And so I want to do
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  • a few messages that we can useto really encourage men. And so
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  • today, I want to just dive intothis because I want to talk
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  • today about integrity, beingfaithful, being trusted. You
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  • know, Jesus is talking aboutthis and when you go into the
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  • Word, He says here in Luke. Andit's really interesting, He says
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  • that I tell you, make friendsfor yourselves using worldly
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  • riches. It says?mammon or wealthof the unrighteousness so that
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  • when those riches are gone, theyfail, they run out. You will be
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  • welcomed in those homes thatcontinue forever eternal
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  • dwellings God's presence. WhatJesus is saying here is there is
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  • a very important reason that weneed to be integrous, honor,
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  • trustworthy. We need to usemoney, use our giftedness. We
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  • need to live in such a way thatwe can develop friendships. And
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  • then it goes on to say, and thisfriendships when they go into
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  • eternity, they're going to knowwhen you come to heaven. I'll
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  • give you an example. When mydad, Cam Fontaine passed away
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  • and went to be with Jesus. Hehad spent his lifetime reaching
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  • out and winning people to Christand the communities that he
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  • lived in. The men, the womenthat he had ministered to. And
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  • so when he went to be withJesus, I'm sure the call went
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  • out. Cam Fontaine is cominghome. And they lined up. One of
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  • the meanings of one of thesewords is like a receiving line.
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  • They lined up because they madeheaven, because dad had
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  • developed friendships with them.He had shared his faith with
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  • them. They had watched him livedhis life, how he treated money,
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  • his wife, family. Those aroundhim, and because of that they
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  • became friends. They found outabout his Jesus and they went to
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  • heaven when they passed away.When we understand that
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  • everything you've been given,your gifts, your abilities. The
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  • very money you have the abilityto make. It is crucial that we
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  • handle ourselves around thistopic of being integrous. And
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  • it's just crucial because theworld will not respect us. And
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  • so when we look at the Word ofGod, it says here that whoever
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  • -, Oh, let me mention this. Ifyou say, "Well, Leon, how do you
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  • know if someone is integrous?How do you know if someone is,
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  • you know, honorable?" Well,Jesus has a test and He goes on
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  • talking about it. Here's what Hesays. He says, "Whoever can be
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  • trusted with little can also betrusted with a lot, and whoever
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  • is dishonest with little things,will be dishonest with big
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  • things." He says, "If you cannotbe trusted with worldly things,
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  • who's going to trust you withtrue riches?" You know, I know
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  • that when we are honorable,integrous. When we are faithful
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  • what God has given us, God hasplans for us on this earth to do
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  • incredible things for Him. Hewants to promote us to places in
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  • our businesses, careers,finances, of such phenomenal
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  • success. That the whole purposeis to turn the hearts of the
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  • people around us towards Jesus.Even as He blesses us and raises
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  • us up. It's like John theBaptist, we must decrease so
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  • that He can increase. And whenpeople tried to lie, cheats,
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  • steal, just to get ahead. That'sjust for themselves. And so
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  • Jesus is telling us you learn.In fact, teach your children and
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  • staff and everyone around youthat in the littlest things, be
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  • faithful, be trustful, be honestin the littlest things all the
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  • time and create that kind of acharacter. Because when you do,
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  • you'll find that it's easy to behonest in the big things. But if
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  • you are dishonest in the littlethings in your life and no one's
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  • taught you integrity or honor orthey did, and you refused. It is
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  • so easy to cheat, lie, and stealon the big issues in life. You
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  • know, when you start talkingabout fathers and sons. When you
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  • start talking about living alife of purpose and meaning.
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  • This is a very crucial issue.Are you going to be integrous?
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  • Here it says in the Bible that,"And if you cannot be trusted
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  • with things that belong tosomeone else, who will give you
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  • things of your own?" Did youknow that when you finally
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  • become your own boss, or you runyour own company, and you have
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  • been, you know, lying, cheating.Oh, it's just fudging or it's
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  • just a white lie. You'll findthat when you do it while
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  • working for someone else, nowthat you own the company. Now
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  • that, you know, you are incharge. You'll find you'll
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  • destroy yourself even quicker.When you're working for someone
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  • else who is integrous, you know,they can handle the odd little
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  • liar or cheater here or there.But as you become the guy who
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  • runs your own company, your owndestiny. When you become married
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  • and you've got your own life.You're going to find you will
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  • destroy your life even quicker.There's one thing I could just
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  • say to the men who are watchingtoday. Of course, it's for
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  • everyone. But out here I'm kindof hanging out with my sons and
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  • staff and people and we'retalking about things that are
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  • crucial in life because it'spretty irritating we watch
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  • politicians today who get upthere and they talk a good talk.
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  • They talk integrous. They'rethere for the people and then
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  • you begin to see all of thesethings expose where they're
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  • lying, stealing, robbing moneyfrom the country. And they just
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  • feel like whatever they can getaway with, it's okay to do. And
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  • I want you to know that you'llnever have success for any
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  • length of time. When, you know,if you're going to be a
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  • businessperson. I was chattingat the one guy just the other
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  • day. You know, man, I'm biddingon contracts in our city. And he
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  • says, "As I put my bid in, I'mhearing about people who are
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  • undermining the process, bribingpeople, under the table, doing
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  • things to be awarded thecontracts things that I won't
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  • do." And I said, "You know,don't lie. Don't steal. Don't do
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  • things that are wrong becausepeople who do, although they
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  • have a little bit of success oreven a lot of success for a
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  • little while. They will neverhave lifelong success. Something
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  • is going to come along that isgoing to destroy it for them."
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  • But see, I want to besuccessful. I want to be strong
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  • for God right up till I go to bewith Jesus, and I want my kids
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  • and my grandkids. I want it tobe generational. You know, if a
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  • family use wisdom and you trainand equip your kids right, not
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  • only can you see the blessing ofthe Lord stay in your lives, but
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  • it will be upon your kids andyour kid's kid and all of those
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  • around you. You can literallystart a movement where everyone
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  • in your circle. I've talked toso many men who stood strong
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  • when everyone around them waslying, cheating, and stealing.
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  • And it's like they prospered waybeyond them. But then a little
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  • ways in the future, sometimesyears, sometimes just weeks.
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  • They begin to crumble. Marriagescrumbled, personal, finances
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  • crumbled. They weren't able tomake it through storms that came
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  • up. And he ended up witheverything that the others had
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  • cheated to get. So I want tojust encourage you today. That
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  • integrity, there's a reason forit. It's not just because you
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  • get a star in heaven and God ishappy with it. It's because it's
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  • not the way to go. Even if youhave to give up wealth. Even if
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  • you have to give up a promotionbecause you're not going to do
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  • what they want you to do. You'rehonoring God. You're creating
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  • something generational. And thisis Jesus teaching and He is
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  • saying that if you will betrusted with the worldly riches
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  • and these little things. Thatthere is a true riches that God
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  • will entrust you with. And Ibelieve it's not a list that is,
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  • that's all there is. But Ibelieve even moving in the
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  • things of God. God trusting youwith His kingdom on this planet.
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  • You know, the big differencebetween blessing and promotion.
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  • You know, you give your life toChrist everybody's blessed. And
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  • the blessing of the Lord hasbeen commanded upon them because
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  • Jesus qualified them for theblessing. But the Bible says
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  • promotion comes from the Lord.It doesn't come from the north,
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  • the south, the east, the west.It says promotion comes from the
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  • Lord. And promotion, those areor were, you have this
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  • incredible jump. God takes youand He moves you to phenomenal
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  • places in Him that you couldnever do on your own. It's like
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  • He looked. He found you faithfuland there's other parables in
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  • the Bible that teaches this, andso He promotes you to a place
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  • where His kingdom can reallyadvance. To pastors, leaders,
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  • businesspeople, dads,grandfathers, it is crucial that
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  • we become faithful and integrousin the little things. And when
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  • we do, you'll find that God canentrust us. I want you to know
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  • that in life, I'm in this forthe long haul. I'm not in this
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  • just trying to succeed thisyear. It's not I want, you know,
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  • just fudge some numbers so thatI can get ahead right now. No. I
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  • want to look ahead and say,"I've already got grandkids.
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  • I've already got kids,sons-in-law, daughter-in-law. I
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  • know that people that arelistening to me as their pastor.
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  • That the things that are goingon around us in television and
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  • the schools and the things. Thatit can all crumble if we don't
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  • walk in integrity. And the worldlooks at us, looks at you as a
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  • believer and your greatestwitness isn't that you're rich.
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  • The world can get rich. Thegreatest witness isn't that you
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  • can get ahead and get theposition in government or in
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  • education. No! The greatestwitness is, is your character.
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  • That you're going to standstrong. That people are
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  • impressed by character. Iremember a man telling me a
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  • story of how he worked in acompany and the guy beside him
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  • was cheating and stealing anddoing things to get ahead,
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  • backstabbing. And he did. Herose to the top. And he
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  • literally began to run theorganization. But when he needed
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  • someone to be right beside himas a leader that would be
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  • honorable and integrous. Guesswhat he did, he promoted the
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  • very guy that he had stepped allover him to get to the top. And
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  • as he came up to the second incommand, something down the road
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  • caused this man to lose theposition and there he was. Even
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  • people who are fudging numbersand backstabbing and doing
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  • whatever they can to get ahead.They're not faithful in little
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  • things. They know who is andthey want to be around those who
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  • are. Another thing Jesus teachesus here is really interesting.
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  • No servant can serve twomasters. The servant will hate
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  • one master and love the other,or will follow one master and
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  • refuse to follow the other. Youcannot serve God and worldly
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  • riches, mammon. You know whatI've noticed about people who do
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  • begin to take advantage of otherpeople. They begin to laugh at
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  • them. They call them goody twoshoes. They feel like they're
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  • smarter than them because theyknow how to, you know, lie,
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  • cheat, steal, be dishonest.They're unfaithful in the little
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  • things. They know how to takeadvantage of someone. And those
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  • kinds of people will get aroundand brag about who they took
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  • advantage of as though, youknow, we're stupid. Or as
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  • though, you know, we just don'thave it all together. It's not
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  • that people who have characterand honor and integrity don't
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  • know how. They can easily getout there and fight fire with
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  • fire and begin to backstab, lie,you know, be unfaithful in the
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  • little things. They just refusedto. But an interesting thing is
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  • that I have seen believersserved God and then as they
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  • began to be unfaithful in littlethings and take advantage of
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  • people and get themselves aheadby taking advantage of people.
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  • They began to despise the verypeople they're taking advantage
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  • of as though they're stupid, asthough they're foolish. And as
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  • they continue in their lives,they say, "Well, they'll hate
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  • God." But when you talk to them,they'll say, "Oh, I don't hate
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  • God." No, but in a way you do.The people who are following
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  • Him, serving Him. The principlesof God that He asks us to
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  • follow, to be faithful,honorable, and integrous. You
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  • laugh at them. In fact, what'sinteresting is the next verse
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  • says, "The Pharisees, who lovedmoney, were listening to all
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  • these things and made fun ofJesus, ridiculed Him. He said to
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  • them, 'You make yourselves lookgood in front of people, but God
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  • knows what is really in yourhearts. What is important to
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  • people is hateful. What isimportant to people is hateful
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  • in God's sight.'" So don't getcaught up with people who only
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  • measure success and gettingahead and who's got the most
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  • money and who's got thecontracts. Because if they have
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  • done it in a way where they havenot been faithful to the
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  • principles and the teaching ofJesus, then they won't make it.
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  • They're going to fail. They'regoing to fall when the first
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  • storm's hit. There's a story inthe Bible that Jesus teaches us
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  • and He's talking about listeningto the principles that He
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  • teaches. And He says, "Don't youcall me Lord, Lord and then
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  • don't do what I say." He says,"Let me explain to you, Jesus
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  • says, what it is like. It's liketwo men who heard the Word. The
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  • first one builds his house onthe rock." Which is Jesus. Which
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  • is the teachings of Jesus.Honor, integrity, faith in God.
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  • He builds his house which is atype of your life. He builds his
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  • life on the teachings of Jesus.And says the other guy doesn't.
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  • He builds his life, his house onthe sand, and it looks fine. I
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  • mean, as the one guy is stilldigging his foundation down to
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  • the rock. The other guy whodoesn't care about the
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  • foundation, of integrity andhonor, character. He's just
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  • building his house. He gets hishouse done way faster than this
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  • guy. In fact, he's got it alllaughing. He's sitting in his
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  • rec room watching TV and the guyout here still laying the
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  • foundation. He's laughing at himgoing, "Come on, dude. Why
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  • you're so worried about?" Youknow the foundation. But when
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  • the storm blows, storms don'tcome to strengthen us. The storm
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  • destroyed the home with nofoundation. The life without a
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  • foundation in the principles andthe life of knowing Jesus
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  • Christ. It says was utterlydestroyed. But it says the other
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  • life, the other home, it sayscouldn't be shaken. When you
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  • give your life to Christ and youbegin to follow Him. To follow
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  • Jesus means to follow Histeachings, to do what He says.
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  • At the beginning of thatteaching He says, "Don't call
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  • Me. Why do you call Me, Lord,Lord, and don't do what I say?"
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  • If you're a follower of Christand you still think you're okay
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  • to lie, cheat, steal againstpeople. You're just hurting
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  • yourself. Make a decision. Buildyour life. Build your home.
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  • Build your character on Jesusand the teachings of Jesus. Now,
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  • some people will tell me, "Well,Leon, when the storm blows, it
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  • just makes, storms make youstronger." Now, that's not true.
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  • In fact, that's absolutelyfalse. Storms don't make you
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  • stronger. Storms do test thestrength that you've built. For
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  • example, when the storm came in,it didn't put the screws in
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  • deeper in either house. Itdidn't, you know, stick the
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  • shingles on better on eitherhouse. It destroys one and
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  • couldn't shake the other. And sowe build into our lives. Now,
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  • when the storm's come, they'lltest it. And that's good. If I'm
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  • out here in the middle of thisbeautiful, I decide to build
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  • myself a boat. So I build theboat. And then I put it in the
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  • water. Everyday I put that boatin the water. The water is
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  • testing to see if it's floatworthy. If I build a plane, and
  • 00:19:53.384 --> 00:19:58.289
  • I got a hangar out here and Ibuild my own plane. I put it
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  • together. Every time I fly thatplane up into the air gravity is
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  • going to test it. Wind is goingto test it. And so life needs to
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  • be built on the principles ofJesus because life is going to
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  • test it. You know last thoughtin this teaching is, to those of
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  • you who are leaders, who arejust determined to follow Christ
  • 00:20:19.076 --> 00:20:22.947
  • and building your life onintegrity. You have to hire
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  • staff. You have to find peoplethat are integrous. I want to
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  • warn you right now that you canteach people skills and ability,
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  • but you cannot cause someone tobe integrous. That is a heart
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  • issue. And so I want tochallenge you that, you know,
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  • people can make mistakes and youcan retrain them and equip them.
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  • But when you find people who areunfaithful in little things.
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  • They will do things they knowthey shouldn't have done. I'm
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  • not saying we don't give themanother chance. I'm saying be
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  • very careful when you do,because if they are a person who
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  • they've established their ownintegrity and this is just who
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  • they are, and they think they'resmart to get ahead. They just
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  • got caught. You know, over theyears once you deal with people
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  • in any of our organizations orin church who are really
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  • repentant. You have to alwaysask yourself. Are they repentant
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  • because they got caught? Orbecause they really want to
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  • change. And so as leaders, it'scrucial that we understand. As
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  • you put teams together, put menand women together who have
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  • developed character and who havedeveloped honor and integrity.
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  • They've chosen. I could lie butI refuse to lie. And the Bible
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  • says to their own hurt they'lltell the truth. It's an amazing
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  • thing when you're in the middleof a situation and you need
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  • someone to tell the truth andyou bring that guy and he goes,
  • 00:21:45.863 --> 00:21:47.698
  • "Oh, yes. That's my fault. I didthat." And then faces the music.
  • 00:21:47.732 --> 00:21:53.304
  • You kind of go, "Wow! That sorare today." And so today, I
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  • want to just challenge you theteaching of Jesus here and in
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  • many other places is develop alife of being faithful even in
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  • the little things. Beingfaithful with your word. If you
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  • say something, do it. If you'retelling others to live a certain
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  • way. You live that way. And asyou do, your life causes you to
  • 00:22:13.391 --> 00:22:17.928
  • be surrounded by men and womenwho will follow the same
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  • principles. You develop, well, Icall it a culture of excellence.
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  • Be faithful in the littlethings. Surround yourself with
  • 00:22:27.304 --> 00:22:29.940
  • people who are faithful in thelittle things and together you
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  • can do truly great things forGod. God bless you.
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  • We'll see you next time.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are you feelingstuck, unhappy, or worn down?
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  • It could be that yourautopilot needs a reset.
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  • In Leon Fontaine'sbrand-new series,
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  • "Setting Your Autopilot",learn how the beliefs
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  • you hold deep in your heartare like a plane's autopilot
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  • determining thedirection of your life.
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  • -LEON: What do yougive attention to?
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  • What you give attention toin life, is programming
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  • and planting what theBible calls your heart.
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  • Your heart is theautopilot for your life.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,Leon shares how to guard the
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  • three gateways of your heart,how to deal with faulty belief
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  • systems, and how to changeyour thoughts and attitudes.
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  • -LEON: Whatever you believe,begins to influence your life.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Call nowto request this series.
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  • Don't just learn whatto believe, but learn
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  • how to apply what you believe.
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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 Iwanna challenge you that believe
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  • God to prosper. Nobody getsmarried not wanting the marriage
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  • to prosper. No one starts abusiness hoping it doesn't
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  • prosper. No. So we've got tounderstand that God's ability to
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  • bless us and to raise us up isto seek first the kingdom of
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  • God. Have a purpose for yoursuccess. Have a purpose for your
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  • prosperity and it must always beJesus. And when that is the
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  • case, money will not grab youbecause the love of money is the
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  • root of all evil. But you willbegin to recognize the blessing
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  • of the Lord is upon me andeverywhere I go, God will see me
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  • through. God will provide and sothe businesses, the companies,
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  • the relationships, my health,God desires things to prosper in
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  • your life. Believe that. Confessthat. Go find it in the Word and
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  • make sure that you're not justlistening to a TV preacher or to
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  • a favorite pastor whocontinually is teaching poverty.
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  • No one's gonna go to a churchthat is gonna continually teach
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  • you how to be poor and sick. Weall seemed to have figured that
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  • out on our own. We want to knowhow to succeed in life, how God
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  • can raise us up, and how we canuse all the resources He's given
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  • us for the kingdom of God.Father, I pray that You would
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  • touch them in Jesus name. I praythat the lies of the enemy, of
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  • poverty, of sickness, of allthese things that people believe
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  • in. I pray right now, that theywould seek truth and they would
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  • begin to live in the overflow ofthe blessing of God. In Jesus'
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  • name I pray, amen.
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