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The Real YOU

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August 24, 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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The Real YOU

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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Inside of youwherever you're trying to go
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  • with God. Whatever you aretrying to rise up and move
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  • towards, you need to recognizethat that's the real you. The
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  • inability to produce results.That's the fake you.
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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: It's interesting whenyou meet somebody who has never
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  • genuinely heard the Gospel, thegood news. Now, they've heard
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  • bad news. They've heardreligious news. They've heard
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  • all the do nots. They've heardall the rumors. You know, the
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  • stuff that religion does topeople is brutal. But when
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  • people hear the good news. ThatJesus died for them. That they
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  • have a chance to be forgiven, tobe in God's family. One of the
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  • things they struggle with isthis issue of, "Is this me?"
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  • I've talked to people who wouldwalk into a church like this.
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  • They'd looked around and theygo, "Oh, man. This is not me."
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  • You go, "Really?" Now, in thisplace right now, we've got
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  • multimillionaires. We've gotex-murderers. We've got people
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  • who are addicted and working onit. We've got people who don't
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  • believe in God but they kind oflike the fellowship. We've got
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  • people who serve God. Like thischurch is the most eclectic
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  • group of people that you canever imagine. And I love it! So
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  • when someone goes, "Oh, this isnot me." You know they're having
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  • an identity crisis. And theythink the old addicted, drug
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  • addicted, porn addicted,partying, rough, tough,
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  • etcetera. That that's the realthem. All of us struggle with
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  • that, too. We begin to identifywith our problems. We begin to
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  • identify with sickness. We beginto identify with our financial
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  • bracket. We literally think thatthe way we were raised and the
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  • things that we struggle with us,that that's the real us. But
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  • that's the fake you and you needto remember that. And I've had
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  • so many conversations with guys.No, no. No, no. You don't get
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  • it. That's the fake you. Well, Ican't be like everybody else
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  • here. This goody two shoes. Youdon't know anybody else here.
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  • You haven't got a clue wherethey work, what they do, how
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  • tough they are, or nothing. Thisis all in your head. The Bible
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  • says that you are made in thelikeness and the image of God.
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  • You're not made in the likenessand the image of an addict.
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  • You're not made in the likenessand the image of a person who's
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  • fearful. You're not made in thelikeness and the image of
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  • somebody who can't balance theiremotions. You're not -, All of
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  • that is the fake you raised in afallen world. You were created
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  • to literally be in the likenessand the image of God. And so
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  • there's inside of you whereveryou're trying to go with God.
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  • Whatever you are trying to riseup and move towards, you need to
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  • recognize that that's the realyou. The inability to produce
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  • results. That's the fake you.The ability to produce results
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  • is the real you. And so today, Iwant to talk about this
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  • transformation that, so fewChristians pay attention to and
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  • you are responsible for youremotional character development.
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  • Most people the main reason theydon't develop their life into
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  • who they really are, genuinelythem is because they've never
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  • become deliberate about it. Theyjust felt like, "My mom and dad
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  • taught me my morals. I go tochurch and God's changing me and
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  • I got to think differently andrenew my mind." No, no. Just a
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  • minute there. You literally needto decide who are you. And you
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  • literally need to decide andbecome deliberate about what
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  • kind of person do I want to be.Because you can have Jesus in
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  • your heart, be going to heavenand still live like a
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  • self-centered, egotistical,narcissistic person. We all know
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  • some, not, present companyexcluded. And so you must decide
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  • what person you want to be, andI don't mean in a very general
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  • way as a Christian. I mean, in avery specific, unique, itemize
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  • way you need to decide whatperson you're going to be. We
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  • just assume that the way werelate to others is good. Yet
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  • the way we relate to otherswhich is a reflection by the way
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  • of how we see ourselves. Everyway that you relate to others is
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  • reflection of how you seeyourself. But it is the source
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  • of all relationship conflict. Soit's the source of all your
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  • greatest stress. What? Yourrelationships starting with God
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  • and everybody else. So our firstreaction in any relationship
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  • conflict is to begin to point atothers. We try to control them.
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  • Some of you through forcearguments, others are passive
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  • aggressive. And so they'll usemanipulation, rejection, silent
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  • treatments. We're continuallytrying in relationships to force
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  • the other person to adapt towhat we want. Now, once you
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  • begin to feel forced to change.All right, you no longer are
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  • going to grow in love for theperson that you feel forced by.
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  • That you feel manipulated by.And you will never have a Godly
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  • peace in your heart. If you aretrying to force someone to
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  • change, trying to manipulatesomeone to your way of thinking,
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  • it goes against how God has madeevery individual an autonomous
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  • being. The second you try toforce your will on someone else,
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  • you will move out of peacebecause your heart at the
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  • deepest level knows that truelove is given not manipulated,
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  • forced, etcetera. And so we livein a world where marriage,
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  • that's the biggest fight goingon the planet. Marriage is
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  • usually going to tell they growup. Marriage is a big old fight
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  • for control. And so we've got tomake a decision that you want to
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  • change. You want to be -, When Isay change, I don't mean just
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  • behavioral change, becausebehavioral change is external
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  • change. So I'm glad you'reworking on things on the
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  • external. But the greatest wayfor His yoke to be easy and His
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  • burden light is to start withthat change internally. Which
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  • means that God's Word begins tochange you on the inside, not
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  • into what you're not but intowho you really are. You've not
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  • been who you really are beforeyou gave your life to Christ.
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  • And if you've been raised inreligion after you gave your
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  • life to Christ. You still aren'tgenuinely being you. Most guys
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  • think we all have to be passiveand, "Oh, God bless you. Praise
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  • the Lord. Glory to God.Halleluiah." No, no, no. Use
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  • you. You are genuinely you. Justthe righteous version of you.
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  • Can you imagine if we all had todress the same, look the same,
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  • talk the same, be the same, samelikes. Boring! Would you look
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  • across this huge audience andyou go, "Look at the eclectic
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  • unique talents and desires andgifts and things that God placed
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  • in you, you know. So you do nothave to become what you're not.
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  • But you do need to make a choiceas to who is the real you? Or
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  • have you been thinking the fakeyou is the real you? Now, I had
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  • great parents. I'm the last guythat's able to complain about
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  • being raised. But I tell youright now, neither my mother nor
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  • my father nor Sally and I withour kids have the ability to
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  • raise God's kids. Okay? We'veall been raised in a poodle
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  • environment. And we're all likethe lion of Judah made in the
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  • likeness and the image of God.And so it's crucial that you
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  • understand your identity, andthat you begin to believe and
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  • move towards who you genuinelyare. Now, there's so many ways
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  • that I want to go but I want tojust stay at the beginning. The
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  • Bible teaches us that we put offand we put on. That we put off
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  • this fake you that's been raisedin ultra-shyness in, just
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  • misbeliefs about yourself. Whoyou are in relationship to
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  • money. Who you are inrelationship to people and
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  • friendships. Who you are inrelationship to sex. I don't
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  • know where many of thesemisbeliefs or traumas or hurts
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  • rise up in your life. But youbegin to think that this is
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  • genuinely you. And when you cometo church, you're trying to
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  • become something. And in a waythe way people do this, they
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  • feel like they're trying tobecome what they're not. And
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  • even if you haven't thought thisthing through, that's how you
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  • feel on the inside because youare trying to change your
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  • behaviour without trying tochange this on the inside. Which
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  • is called in God's Wordtransformation. Transformation
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  • is not, it's change but it's awhole lot deeper. Transformation
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  • is helping you to identify whoyou genuinely are. When you
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  • begin to realize and have an ahaabout you who you really are,
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  • all changes. Jesus said My yokeis easy and My burden is light.
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  • Hebrews picks that up and itsays labor to enter the rest.
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  • That's a paradox. Labor to enterthe rest. That means labor to
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  • discover who you are, focus onwho you are. And as you get a
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  • revelation of this identity asto who you are in Christ,
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  • everything that needs changingon the outside becomes natural.
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  • It becomes easy because it's notbeing forced and dictated by you
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  • trying to change behaviour. It'scoming naturally out of what's
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  • in the inside of you. And so youhave to want this
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  • transformation. You have tochoose. This is who I am. And as
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  • you deliberately begin to say,"Genuinely, I am like Christ.
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  • That's who I am." And, a lot ofyou haven't thought this
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  • through. You struggle andstruggle and struggle. Some of
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  • you just with ultra-shyness.Some of you with, you're just
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  • too angry and overbearing. Youdon't even like what you do. You
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  • may even see what you do after anumber of years but you're just,
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  • you're struggling, and you don'tknow why because you have
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  • allowed your identity to beattached to your poor behaviour.
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  • And if you want to feel thisgenuine fulfilled natural change
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  • that goes on. Then you mustdecide, deliberately decide, who
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  • am I? And some of you are afake. Now, I don't mean you act
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  • fake to me. I mean, you don'trealize that what you've chosen
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  • as genuine is the fake. Andthat's why you live in this
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  • emotional unhappiness. You livein such stress. You see, when
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  • you're so conflicted that you'vegiven your life to Christ and
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  • you are made in His likeness,His image, His emotional makeup,
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  • His spiritual makeup. Even yourbody, He's got a body like -,
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  • You are made to look and act andsound and feel like Him. Even
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  • the emotions and the thoughts ofChrist. If you go to the
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  • Amplified Bible where it says inthe New Testament where you -,
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  • It says, we do not know thethoughts of God as to give Him
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  • direction, but we have the mindof Christ. And in the Amplified
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  • it says, you have His emotions,His feelings, His purposes. Did
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  • you know that as you begin tofocus on God's Word, it's not
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  • about you changing yourbehaviour. It's about you
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  • identifying correctly with thereal you. Because once you have
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  • this aha, I am. What? I'm achild of the King of kings. I am
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  • made in the likeness and theimage of God. His presence is
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  • within me. I desire what isgood. I'm the head and not the
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  • tail, above and not beneath. Iwalk in the joy and the peace of
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  • God. I don't need the accoladesof others because my
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  • significance comes -, As youbegin to deliberately focus on
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  • who you are, this emotional, thecharacteristics, etcetera and
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  • that if you focus on them,something powerfully changes.
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  • And if you do not, if youcontinue. And you might even
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  • agree with me in mental assent,but you've never thought this
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  • through. If you actually on theinside have adopted the old
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  • fallen ways that you used to doas genuine you. The Bible can
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  • become the most frustrating bookbecause to you it's a book of
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  • rules as to what you need to bedoing. But to a person who has
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  • their identity focused on Christand they know that the old me is
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  • the fake me and this is thegenuine me. It's simply look at
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  • who they are. I have to heal thesick. And the other guy goes,
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  • "Oh, I'm the healer of the sickbecause Jesus is within me." One
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  • person, "Oh, I have to give."And the other goes, "I get to
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  • give. I'm going to prosper.That's who I am." You see, the
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  • Bible especially from the crossand on is an identity book.
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  • We've seen it as a task orientedbook. And so here, so people
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  • have come at you go, "Could youjust tell me what I can do and
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  • can't do at this church? If Icould just get the shortlist, I
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  • could make a decision. Like, canyou drink, dance, chew,
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  • whatever. You know, whatevertheir list is, I just want to
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  • know my list." And I'm going, "Ithink you're at the wrong
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  • church." I mean, we don't postto say the least and I find that
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  • I would rather have some of thethings that externally people
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  • have. Like I prefer a drunk andan addict any day to a gossip in
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  • the church because a gossip canseparate cheap friends and it
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  • doesn't say a drunk is going todo that. So people who have some
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  • behavioral thing others can seeand judge. Those things hardly
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  • even bother me as much assometimes these internal things
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  • where people can mess withthings. So today, I simply want
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  • you to understand that you needto make a decision. And this
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  • decision before you begin tochange, is who am I? Who am I?
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  • And as you go to God's Word,it's going to show you that the
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  • real you isn't you when youchange your behaviour. It's you
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  • before you change yourbehaviour. When you got saved,
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  • if you got a problem, you know,with alcohol. You got a problem
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  • with that after. Yeah, we hearthe odd miracle. When I got
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  • saved, everything changed. Good.Praise the Lord. But we must
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  • renew our mind, make our body aliving sacrifice. We must begin
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  • to look at Jesus the author andthe finisher of our faith. We
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  • must begin to look into God'sWord and the teaching.
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  • Especially from the cross and onfor the first while to see your
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  • identity. Then as you begin toidentify who am I? I'm like
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  • Jesus, made in His likeness andimage. And then something will
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  • argue on the inside. Yeah, butyou used to be -, No, no, no.
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  • Stop. That was the fake you. Andas you begin to decide today,
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  • that's the fake me. This is thereal me. Something changes
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  • inside and Bible reading becomesamazing, as you begin to say,
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  • "This is who I am. This is who Iam. This is who I am." You're
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  • not going, "Oh, this is what Ihave to do, and this is what I
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  • have to do, and this is what Ihave to do." No. It's your
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  • identity. And until you makethis decision, you deeply will
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  • feel phony, unfulfilled. Youwill feel like you've been
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  • capped. You'll feel like, "Am Ichanging? Am I growing?" And
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  • this is the decision you've gotto make. Are you going to leave
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  • out the fake you as the genuineyou? Are you going to begin to
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  • move away from this fake you tothe real you? Which is why when
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  • you read Romans 12:2, where itsays that don't be conformed to
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  • this world, but be transformed.Conform, transform. It's talking
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  • about change but not externalchange. It's talking about
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  • internal change. And when thisinternal change takes place,
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  • nothing can stop the externalchange. So from now on next week
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  • this is your assignment. Let'sjust make a decision. That this
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  • week, I'm going to continue tomeditate on who am I and who am
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  • I genuinely. I am made in thelikeness and the image of God.
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  • I'm created for joy. I'm createdfor relationship. I am created.
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  • Some of you have gone, "Well,you know, I know I need friends
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  • but that's not me." That's thefake you who thinks they don't
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  • need friends. You need to becomethe genuine you. It's just fear
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  • that is speaking to you. It'sjust bad things that have
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  • happened to you, that have hurtyou, and traumatized you. You
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  • have some PTSD to deal withthere. And that's just a fancy
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  • word that that they've had, thatthe Bible had broken heart all
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  • along. And as you make thisdecision, I just want you to get
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  • this one thing. Make thisdecision who am I, and genuinely
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  • know who you are according toChrist. And then this year will
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  • be the greatest year you haveever seen because there's this
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  • confidence, a joy, a peace, anability to let go and just enjoy
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  • life because you're no longertrying to become that you're
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  • not. You are who you is andyou're just continuing to change
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  • in the details of being freefrom the stress of others, of
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  • being free from the anger andthe junk that you're dealing
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  • with over here. And as you beginto follow and be transformed
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  • into His image, from glory toglory I'm changing myself.
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  • What's that old song we used tosing? From glory to glory, He's
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  • changing me. Corinthians. HolySpirit in you are doing a
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  • stunning, phenomenal, incrediblework. And you men who struggle
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  • with masculinity and, "Well, youknow, I'm just can't raise a
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  • hand or if I go to church. No,I'll be just -," Move out of the
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  • fake you and discover realmasculinity. For those who feel
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  • like, "Well, I want to bebeautiful and look after." Cool.
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  • Then see what real femininity iswhen you genuinely are made in
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  • the likeness and the image ofGod. Just lose all the lies,
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  • recognize them as fake, andlet's become. And when I say
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  • become, I don't mean becomingwho you're not. I mean,
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  • specifically and individuallylooking at the fruits of the
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  • Spirit, looking at the lovechapter and saying, "This is
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  • me." Not, "Oh, I should work onthat because that sure ain't
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  • me." That this is me and I'mjust being who I am, becoming
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  • who I is. Focusing on thegenuine, looking at Jesus the
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  • author and the finisher of myfaith as I continue to follow
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  • Him. And I promise you all theyears past that you've tried to
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  • bring change. That haveplateaued you and made you
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  • frustrated and wonder where's,how come I can pray all I want
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  • and nothing changes? Becauseyou're praying wrong. You're
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  • trying to change the external,when God's trying to take His
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  • Word and change the internal.
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  • -LEON: You know, prayer is soimportant, and I want to pray
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  • for you and with you. Prayer isa couple of things. Prayer
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  • should be done on a regularbasis where you are just
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  • communicating with God. But thenprayer is powerful, in that it
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  • brings something into thisworld. It can bring healing. It
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  • can bring blessing. And soprayer needs to be something
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  • that we believe in and that wepractice. Some people kind of do
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  • a begging and a pleading and abugging prayer. But I love to
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  • pray God's Word becauseaccording to God's Word all that
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  • we need in life has already beengiven to us because of what
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  • Jesus did on the cross. And so Ilove just to pray His Word and
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  • thank Him for what He's doing.So Father, in the name of Jesus,
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  • I stand in agreement right nowwith my brother and my sister,
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  • and I ask You to touch them in abeautiful way. Give them a sense
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