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January 20, 2021
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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: I'm trying toearn this place with God where
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  • He will give something to me,do something for me,
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  • and that is when you frustratethe grace of God.
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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: When I was younger, afriend of mine that gave his
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  • life to Christ began to come outto church for a little while,
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  • very disciplined, very tough,very unique man. I mean, martial
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  • arts, fighting, special forcesin his country before he moved
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  • here. Just a ton of things. Whenhe found Christ, he tried to
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  • apply this willpower. Thistalent to endure anything. This
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  • guy could endure stuff, man. Hewas trained and he tried to
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  • apply that to Christianity. Heleft the city that I was in and
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  • didn't see him or he didn'tcommunicate with me. He just
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  • seemed to kind of go with hisown little world, then he began
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  • to spiral down. And eventuallytook his own life and did it in
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  • the most painful way he couldbecause he felt there was
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  • something wrong with him. Hecouldn't measure up. He couldn't
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  • do what he needed to do as a manfor God. And I could tell you
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  • story after story. Even in myown life of, you know, just
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  • trying to, "God, where are you?"And it comes down to a message
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  • that I'm going to do today. Thatif you don't get this, if you
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  • don't apply yourself to this,you're going to be an unhappy
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  • Christian. So many believers,they're trying to win over
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  • something in their lives rightnow. Maybe you've got a health
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  • situation. Maybe you've got arelationship that is just
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  • killing you. Maybe you'restruggling in finances. Maybe
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  • you're dealing with self-worthissues and feelings of
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  • significance. Maybe emotionallyyou feel like you're a mess. And
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  • when we give our lives to Christborn-again spirit-filled, and we
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  • don't understand the topic Iwant to dive into today. You
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  • begin to feel frustrated. Youliterally begin to everything
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  • that you are taught to believefrom the Word gets challenged by
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  • your experience. The Bible doesnot say that we are to fight the
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  • devil, but we are to recognizehe is our adversary. We fight
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  • the good fight of faith becausethat is what places us in
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  • victory. We are not to focus onthe devil and fight him. In
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  • verse 30 of Romans 9, it says,"What then shall we say? That
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  • the Gentiles, who did not evenpursue righteousness have
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  • obtained it, a righteousnessthat is by faith, but Israel who
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  • pursued the law ofrighteousness. Which means their
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  • own works has not attained it.Why not? Because they pursued it
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  • not by faith but as if it wereby their works. They stumbled
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  • over the stumbling stone. As itis written: 'I lay in Zion a
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  • stone that causes men tostumble, a rock that makes them
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  • fall, and the one who trust inHim will never be put to
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  • shame.'" Now people say, "Well,that stumbling stone is Jesus."
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  • All right, that's accurate. Butlet's dive in deeper into the
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  • context of this text. It istalking about righteousness. For
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  • you to be right with God. Foryou to be in a place where God
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  • looks at you and smiles. God'sfavor is all over you. God's
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  • blessing, His promises areyours. The word justified is a
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  • very similar word torighteousness. So here's a way
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  • to understand these words. To bejustified means to be just as if
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  • I'd never sin. Jesus did thatfor you on the cross.
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  • Righteousness means to be inright standing with God. You
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  • know, if you've done somethingand you forgot your anniversary
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  • and you come home that night andrealize I forgot it. Dude, you
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  • are not in right standing withyour wife tonight, okay? She's
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  • unhappy with you. But thesewords, they are saying to you
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  • and I, and Paul continuallytaught this issue and it is
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  • still the issue today in yourlife. I know because I deal with
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  • this every day. When I'mbelieving God for a promise in
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  • my life, of healing, ofprosperity, of peace. Ought then
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  • I'm trying to live my lifebetter. So I'm just thinking,
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  • "Okay, I've got to pray more.I've got to read more. I've got
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  • to fast more. I've got to givemore. I've got to volunteer
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  • more. I've got to do this more."And I'm trying to earn this
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  • place with God where He willgive something to me, do
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  • something for me, and that iswhen you frustrate the grace of
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  • God. That is when you fall fromgrace. That is when you have
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  • fallen over this rock ofoffense. Which is what makes you
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  • right with God. I remember alady in my dad's church when I
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  • was pastoring with him. And sheknew the Bible. Man, could she
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  • recite verses. She had been tochurch all her life. When she
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  • came to our church, she wasalready a middle age woman with
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  • teenage kids, and she was anexpert on everything, and she
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  • was an expert on everybody. Shehad a mouth. She knew how to
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  • talk about people, assassinatepeople, and she was forever
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  • complaining. I do not rememberat all in my 14 years of knowing
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  • her. I do not remember at allever have her having an answer
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  • to prayer. She'd get up andcomplain all the time. If
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  • she'd get me aside somewhere, itwill be to complain about why
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  • her prayers aren't answered. Andwhenever they weren't, she'd
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  • always, which they never worked.It would always be, "I have been
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  • serving God faithfully with mywhole life. I have tithed. I
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  • have brought my kids to Sundayschool." And on and on this
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  • pedigree of how amazing she waswould come out. In healing
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  • services, we would see peoplehealed who weren't even
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  • Christians. We'd see peoplehealed who were brand-new
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  • Christians. We'd see people whowould get miracles who weren't
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  • as faithful as her inattendance. They didn't know as
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  • much of the Bible as her. Butyou'd try to talk to her, and
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  • she couldn't get off. Now,listen to this word. She
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  • couldn't get off herself-righteousness. She was
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  • going to make herself righteous.And that is the lie that the
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  • enemy brings. Now, when we usethe word self-righteous, it
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  • usually means, we kind of addthe word arrogant in there. But
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  • I know beautiful, passionate,wonderful people who want to
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  • serve God and they as well arepassionately wrong, as they
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  • think that it is theirperfection of cleaning up their
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  • life, of living right, of doingright. This is what qualifies
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  • them for God to move in theirlife. But over and over again in
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  • the Bible it says if you dothat, you frustrate the ability
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  • of God's grace. If you do thatyou fall from grace. His ability
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  • in your life. You stumble overthe stumbling stone which isn't
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  • Jesus because you love Jesus.It's the fact that Jesus won you
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  • a place of favor with God. Hegot your sins forgiven from your
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  • past and your future and God'sfavor is upon you. And you, my
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  • friend, if you are a follower ofJesus and He lives in your
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  • heart. You are righteous becauseof Jesus. You are righteous as a
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  • gift. Now, the second you beginto pray and believe God about
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  • something and then you start toremind God of how much you've
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  • done for Him. You have fallen.You have stumbled. You're
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  • frustrated and you'll continueto try. I'll never forget the
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  • last time I spoke with thislady. She started talking about
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  • her kids, her grandkids. Thefrustration of how nothing was
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  • working in her life. Kids notserving God, grandkids not
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  • serving God, messes here. Herlife was one big mess. And I
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  • want you to know that if you'regoing to walk in the ability of
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  • God, His grace. Then you mustbelieve that you are righteous.
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  • Until you believe that you arerighteous in Christ, until you
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  • humble yourself and say, "Ithank You, that You qualify me
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  • for this promise." I remember asa young pastor, Sal and I came
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  • in and just began to take overthis little place called Springs
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  • of Living Water Center. We kindof had a funeral for it and
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  • restarted it and call it SpringsChurch. That as it began to
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  • grow, when people got saved andI mean, it packed out of first
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  • service, second service, thirdservice. I mean, with the growth
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  • came problems. I mean, we hadissues and death threats and
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  • financial issues and buildingissues and staffing issues, and
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  • you name it. Then there's mypersonal stuff. I'm believing
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  • God for health and blessing inour home and family. And there
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  • were times when there were somany things on my plate that I
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  • was believing God for that if Iwasn't careful, I would move
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  • from faith righteousness toself-righteousness. And this is
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  • when it would kind of go likethis, "God, I'm pastoring this
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  • church. People are gettingsaved. Look what's going on
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  • here. I just need You to answerour thing. Could You please help
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  • me out here." And when you getto that place, my very
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  • vocabulary as a believer, afollower of Christ shows that I
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  • have frustrated the grace. Goddoesn't back away from me. In
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  • fact, everything I'm believingfor has been given to me past
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  • tense. And so it's not a matterof me proving myself to Jesus to
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  • have that financial miracle, tobe strong through the storm that
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  • is coming. And by the way, thereare times you have to understand
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  • that when you pray, there aresome storms you walk through.
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  • Now by that I don't mean healingor no. What I mean is, for
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  • example, one lady wanted me topray for her. That the devil
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  • would stop bothering her. Well,that's not a prayer that's going
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  • to be answered because it's notBiblical. We have an enemy on
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  • this planet and he's alwaysgoing to try. So the Biblical
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  • truth is, put on your armour,pull out the sword, and he's not
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  • going to be a problem. He'salready defeated. But if you put
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  • this on the devil, like some ofthe testimony services from
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  • years ago. The devil has been onmy case. It's been so rough.
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  • It's been so bad. See, once webegin to feel like I have to
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  • earn and do something. Now, Ilove to do things. I love
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  • volunteering. I love preaching.I love helping people. I love
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  • talking to people. I love thischurch. I love what God's doing
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  • in our world. I love justpouring my life into my family,
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  • my marriage, my kids. I lovewhat I'm doing. But I'm not
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  • doing it to earn brownie pointswith God. I'm not doing it for
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  • God to bless me. I'm doing itbecause I love Him. And I
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  • already know He's blessed mewith everything, and it's
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  • already a done deal. So whenthings don't work, I don't look
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  • at God and go, "Why haven't?" Iknow that according to the
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  • teachings in the book of Peter,that He's given us all things
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  • that pertain to life andGodliness. That it's a done
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  • deal. That Jesus has qualifiedme. He has given me a gift of
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  • righteousness. And so when youbegin to understand these
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  • truths, your life changes.There's someone listening to me
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  • right now. You're so frustrated.You're so angry. I had people
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  • tell me, "Well, the Bible saysif you'll call out to God, He'll
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  • answer." That's the only verseyou've memorized. The Bible says
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  • you have not because you asknot. So now, I'm asking. That's
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  • the second verse you've got.Those are your two verses that
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  • hinge your entire future. Maybeyou should begin to dive into
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  • God's Word and learn thebeautiful, wonderful principles
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  • of faith, of grace, of mercy, ofrighteousness. This incredible
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  • plan that has been built foryou. But lazy people they were
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  • saved for years and they don'teven understand the Word.
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  • They've got excuses like, "Well,you know, you teach it to me. If
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  • I read it, I don't get it." Oh,stop it. That's what you said
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  • when you took fractions inGrade-three. Oh, I just can't.
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  • No, they said. No, applyyourself. Sit down and learn.
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  • That is the same with God'sWord. Timothy, as he's writing
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  • to Timothy a young man, Paulsays, "Listen Timothy. Study to
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  • show yourself approved unto God,as a workman that needeth not to
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  • be ashamed and rightly dividethe word of truth." He is saying
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  • that to get results in your lifefeed on the Word. Learn the
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  • Word. Get into the Word. And Iwant you to know there's someone
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  • listening to me right now, andyou've judged God because you
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  • can't get results with your twoverses. And you've never got to
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  • know Jesus. You've not divedinto the Word to find out what
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  • is new covenant is like. Oh,you're reading Old Testament
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  • stories that you don't evenbring to the cross. And there's
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  • stuff in the Old Testament thatisn't even applicable anymore
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  • once it's taken through thecross and there's lots that is.
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  • So my challenge to you today iswhen you give your life to Jesus
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  • Christ, you are righteous. AsI've travelled and spoken with
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  • different people, I've been atconferences where they all bring
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  • in just kind of a plethora ofdifferent teachers from
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  • different persuasions and I'vewatched preachers get up and
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  • preached to Christians and justflogged them with living right
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  • and God has turned His head andHe's displeased. You've got to
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  • get right with God. And by theway, when you start preaching
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  • that way, you can find anythingto make someone feel guilty
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  • because the Bible says that ifyou knoweth to do good, and
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  • doeth it not, it's sin. Whateveris not of faith is sin. If
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  • you're going to get yourrighteousness, you being right
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  • with God through your behaviour.I'm sorry but you're already
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  • finished. What you do is yourecognize that I am righteous
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  • through Jesus' behaviour. Andthen as this becomes your
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  • identity, this powerfulrealization on the inside
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  • affects everything you do on theoutside. Any addiction will fall
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  • to understanding righteousness.Some of you are saying, "Well,
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  • Jesus is my Lord." Good! ButJesus is your righteousness,
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  • too. Have you even studied that?He's your righteousness. He's
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  • not just your Lord. Now, it'sencompassing and it's beautiful.
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  • You know what I'm talking about.So what are we going to do? In
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  • Romans 10:2-4, it says there,"For I bear them record that
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  • they have a zeal of God, but notaccording to knowledge." What?
  • 00:18:45.216 --> 00:18:51.455
  • There are passionate zealouspeople. I would see at these
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  • conferences. Someone get up andpassionately preached something,
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  • tears streaming down their faceand they're passionately wrong.
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  • Emotions no longer move mebecause it actually scares me
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  • when I need a Christian whenthey make a point, they cry, and
  • 00:19:07.905 --> 00:19:11.008
  • they get passionate, becausepeople are moved by emotions.
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  • They're moved by passion. Hey,listen to me. There are people
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  • who are passionately wrong. Sowhat are we going to do? Let's
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  • get into God's Word and let'slearn how to be that believer.
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  • This goes on to say that thispeople who have zeal but no
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  • knowledge. It says, "For theybeing ignorant of God's
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  • righteousness are going about toestablish their own
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  • righteousness. They've notsubmitted themselves to the
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  • righteousness of God. For Christis the end of the law. Which
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  • means earning your righteousnessto everyone that believes." When
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  • you believe in what Jesus hasdone on the cross for you and
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  • you begin to stay in His Wordand just study and enjoy the
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  • truths of what Jesus has done.You will rise up. I'm telling
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  • you with a peace, a joy. You'llpray about things and you'll
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  • know how to pray about it. Whenthe enemy tries to get you to be
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  • condemned. The enemy tries toget you to feel guilty and small
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  • as though you're disqualifiedfrom this miracle. You'll just
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  • laugh in his face because youknow the teachings of Jesus that
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  • say, "He's qualified you. He isyour righteousness. He's given
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  • it to you as a gift. All thepromises are yes and amen
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  • because of what Jesus has donefor you and I." The solution.
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  • Someone saying, "Well, Leon,what do I do?" Well, the Bible
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  • teaches us that by grace, God'sability and favor are you saved
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  • through faith and not ofyourselves. It's a gift. You
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  • need to begin to daily, theBible says in Romans 10:8-9, the
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  • Word needs to be in your mouthand get it into your heart. Have
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  • you began to declare each day inyour prayer time? That because
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  • of Jesus I'm righteous, becauseof Jesus I have God's favor,
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  • because of Jesus I have everypromise. I'm qualified for it.
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  • Because of Jesus if my prayersline up with the Word, they're
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  • answered. As you begin toconfess. In fact, the verses
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  • that I've given you today. Youneed to write them down. And
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  • every day in your car, yourprayer closet, wherever you go.
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  • You need to read them out loudand say, "This is mine. In the
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  • name of Jesus." And then as youdo that, you're going to begin
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  • to follow Jesus in a way thathas such peace. The Bible says
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  • the kingdom of God is not meatand drink, but righteousness,
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  • peace, and joy in the HolySpirit. One of the things that
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  • the Jews in the New Testamentwere really concerned about was
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  • all the rules on eating anddrinking, what, where, when, and
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  • how, etcetera. And this teachingis listen to me. That's not how
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  • you qualify. That's not how youearn righteousness. You qualify
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  • by just accepting it humbly.Jesus, thank You. Often when I
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  • go to believe for things, whenthe enemy starts to move me that
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  • I haven't done enough, readenough, preached enough, given
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  • enough, volunteered enough. I'vefallen over here, said bad
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  • things over there. I just goback. Well, Leon, doesn't earn
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  • his own righteousness. He freelyaccepts the righteousness of
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  • Jesus. And then the promises ofGod work easily in your life. So
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  • my challenge to you. Thismessage is absolutely life
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  • changing or go back to yourself-righteousness of trying to
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  • earn God's blessing, earn God'sfavor, earn God's promises, earn
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  • God's forgiveness, when Jesusalready did all of that.
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  • -LEON: Thank you for tuning into the show today. Not only can
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  • today's message be powerfullyeffective in your life, but it
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  • can also change someone else'seternity. So today, I'm asking
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  • you to make a call that only youcan make. Would you join our
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  • family of partners? Individualswho make it possible for this
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  • program to reach peopleall over the world.
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  • And when you givegenerously today,
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  • Through this series,you'll discover the nine
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  • everyday life. Effective prayermakes tremendous power available
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  • in every situation. And you canget it working for you. You,
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  • -LEON: An interesting part ofthe gospel is how valuable you
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  • are to God. The enemycontinually will harass your
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  • thinking and it will always belike you're not enough, or
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  • you're too bad, or you're toonegative, or you're too flawed,
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  • or there's something missing inyou, or no one really
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  • understands at the very corethat you're missing something.
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  • Whichever way the enemy does it,he will try to tempt you to
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  • believe that you're not enough.But you've got to understand
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  • that when you give your life toJesus Christ, and He comes in,
  • 00:25:33.657 --> 00:25:38.295
  • that He is flowing through you,living through you, and there is
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  • nothing that you can't do.Recognize how valuable you are
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  • to God. That you are enoughbecause Jesus is within you and
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  • you and He can do all things.That's why it says, "You can do
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  • all things through Christ whostrengthens you." You can't do
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  • all things on your own but withJesus on the inside of you,
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  • there is a completeness aboutyou. Rise up, believe, and keep
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  • going especially in thedirections that have shut you
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  • down for far too long. Father, Ipray blessing upon them right
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  • now. Let there be an aha moment,an epiphany. That they will
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  • understand that with Jesus onthe inside of them. That Father,
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  • they are valuable, they areenough, and there's nothing that
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  • will stop them. They are allthey need to be with You.
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  • I pray this in Your wonderfulname, amen.
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