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December 2, 2019
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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would you change in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash the miraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live in peace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join Leon Fontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, senior pastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO of Canada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: The agreement that you got born again under
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  • wasn't between you and God. It was between Jesus and God.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says 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 biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Calgary, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Hey, everybody! Great to have you with us. You know,
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  • God's Word is so rich and powerful. Today, I wanna talk
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  • about foundations for prayer that gets answered and these are
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  • crucial because so many people talk about prayer and there is
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  • so much dysfunction in the Christian world when it comes to
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  • prayer. That people couldn't understand prayer what it is the
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  • basics of prayer. And so I'm gonna get into some stuff today
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  • that I would say is basic. But yet, I would say that the vast
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  • majority of the Christian world doesn't understand, in fact,
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  • even believes the opposite. So get ready because we're gonna
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  • shoot some holy cows. I kind of tease people. I kind of like -,
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  • Now, let's get rid of these holy cows and let's get something
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  • going on on the inside of you that will make your prayer life
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  • rich and alive and cause what Jesus really intended which is
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  • that you would have life, His life, and more abundantly. So
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  • here's some of the things I want to dive into that I've had to
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  • learn and many other men and women of God had to learn to
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  • really begin to see the consistent supernatural power of
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  • God in their life daily, hourly, and in every area. All right.
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  • Here we go. The first thing I want to talk about is that the
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  • agreement for all the new covenant, you know, from the
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  • cross and on. This agreement is not between you and God. So many
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  • people think that, you know, that I have to believe God and
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  • if I do something wrong, this agreement my salvation for
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  • example, could be suspect if I do something wrong. Listen, the
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  • agreement that you got born again under wasn't between you
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  • and God. It was between Jesus and God. The reason that we talk
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  • about Jesus coming to the earth taking on a human body and
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  • forever changing who He was physically, not who you, but
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  • He's representing the human race for the rest of eternity. So
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  • when we go to heaven, Jesus Christ the Son of God is in a
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  • human body. And it sounds like when you read the Bible that
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  • you're still gonna see the nail prints in His hands. Okay,
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  • although your scars are gonna be gone. You're gonna get a
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  • brand-new body that Jesus represents the human race. So
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  • all of your inheritance, all that you need to believe God
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  • for, the covenant is between Jesus and God. And therefore,
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  • all of these promises are sure, all of these promises are real
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  • and they're yours. But, I've actually talked to people told
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  • me things like, "You know, I committed the unpardonable sin.
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  • Therefore, my salvation, you know, it's gone. I can never
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  • come back to God because I literally curse God." And they
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  • have this concept of the unpardonable sin for example.
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  • And I keep telling them, "Okay, the deal that you get to fall
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  • from. The fact that this covenant that you are a
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  • brand-new creation. That your sins are washed away. That you
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  • have a new nature, God's nature. That you have accessed to all of
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  • these promises. That you can live in God's best. Actually,
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  • wasn't up to your performance. And this is where the Christian
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  • world just gets flabbergasted. Well, sure, it's my performance
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  • that determines the blessing of God. Every promise has an if,
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  • not in the new covenant it doesn't because the new covenant
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  • is not between each of us individually and God. Jesus
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  • represented the human race and for us died on that cross, took
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  • our sins. He died, and He took the curse. He took the wrath of
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  • God against sin and He arose again. He took the curse and
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  • He's qualified us. So that's the one thing that is crucial. If
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  • you ever thought about this, this is really, really
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  • important. That this new agreement of salvation and
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  • following Jesus is not between every individual person and God.
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  • It's Jesus representing the whole human race. Now, this is
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  • important because then you gotta go to this. Because I am in
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  • Christ, I give my life to Jesus. He comes into my heart. I now
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  • inherit everything Jesus did. So Jesus died on the cross and it
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  • says He took away the keys of death, hell. It says that He's
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  • an authority. You know, then He has all authority. Jesus had all
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  • of it. There's not a realm that Jesus did not have authority in
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  • the physical world, the spiritual world, the mental
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  • world, the demonic realm. Jesus has complete authority. There is
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  • no authority left that He doesn't have. So because I am in
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  • Christ, okay? Then I'm a joint heir with the inheritance that
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  • He is one. There is nothing left for God to give. It's open
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  • freely given to me. In Romans 8:17, teaches us this, that He's
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  • given us all things freely. So everything that pertains to
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  • life. Now, everything in life. What does life need? Well, life
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  • needs food, health, great relationships, peace, joy. And
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  • then it says and also that not only for our lives but for us to
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  • live morally and righteously. It's all been given to us. Now,
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  • until you understand this, you will be this. How do I put it?
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  • You'll kind of be this begging, pleading, hoping God will
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  • answer. Whenever someone says to me, "Why didn't God heal me? Why
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  • didn't God protect me? Why didn't God prosper my business?
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  • Why didn't God stop my business from going bankrupt? Why didn't
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  • God?" I know they don't know anything about prayer. Because
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  • prayer at its very foundation is to believe God and to pray in a
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  • way that everything has been given to you and you are simply
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  • bringing it from where it all is in your spirit because that's
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  • where Jesus is. And it is literally moving it through this
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  • established heart into your mind and into your physical world.
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  • And Matthew 12 teaches us this that a good man from the good
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  • treasures of his heart brings forth good things. It doesn't
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  • say that a good man prays earnestly and from heaven comes
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  • the answer to his prayer. Now, in the Old Testament you can
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  • find stuff that hints at that, but in the New Testament, it is
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  • what's in your heart. God is a heart God. And here is where
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  • we've gotta really understand this. That because He is a heart
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  • God, we don't have to beg, bug, and plead with Him to get Him on
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  • His good graces to feel sorry for us and then finally do it or
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  • you have to do enough good deeds. So many people think, you
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  • know, "I give a tithe regularly. I've volunteered in the church
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  • for years and He didn't heal me." I'm going, "Woah, are you
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  • off track for the promises of God." Because nothing you do can
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  • earn the promises of God. You can't be good enough to get rid
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  • of a headache or a pimple. But if your faith is in the finished
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  • work of the cross, and so Jesus is the author and the finisher
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  • of our faith. Then you don't look to your behavior. You don't
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  • look to your own righteousness. You don't look to your, to any
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  • of these things. You look to Jesus instead. And because I am
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  • a joint heir with Christ, then everything that Jesus has is
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  • automatically mine. So you have to ask another question. Then,
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  • you know, what does Jesus have and what doesn't Jesus have?
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  • Now, some of you have been raised in such religion. Now,
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  • religion to me is awful. In fact, I would say that I hate
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  • religion when you look at what it has done to mankind. Jesus
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  • didn't come to start a new religion. He came to end all
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  • religions. You know, when you look at the foundation of
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  • religion, religion is man's answer to a sin consciousness,
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  • to a condemnation that everyone feels. You know, great minds
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  • have tried to say things like, "There is no God. There is no
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  • devil." And once they can get themselves to believe it, then
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  • there's no sin, then there's no hell, then there's no heaven.
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  • But then there is no sin consciousness. There's no guilt
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  • and no condemnation. But the problem with fallen men is that
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  • everywhere around the world he cannot get rid of this horrid,
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  • horrible sin consciousness. He can't get rid of this awful
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  • sense of never measuring up. This horrible sense of Murphy's
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  • Law and it depends which country when you're in Canada, that's
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  • that negative law. That things are going too good. It's gonna
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  • go bad. So this horrible sense of condamnation, I call it.
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  • Guilt, in a sense of you'll never measure up, that you're
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  • nothing. Now, the problem with Christianity and the way many
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  • Christians teach this which is religious, is they attack sin
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  • and they get us focus on sin and it actually builds up the sin
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  • consciousness even more. To the born-again believer you must
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  • stop being so sin conscious and you must become Jesus conscious.
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  • By that I mean not a picture of Jesus on the wall with His long
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  • hippy hair, a long dress, and sandals. I mean, the Jesus who
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  • died in your place, who took every sin you've ever committed
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  • or will commit, who took your curse, who paid the price and
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  • died in your place as a sacrificial lamb. The lamb of
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  • God who takes away the sin of the whole world. But let's focus
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  • on you as He takes away that sin. Then you are now, you need
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  • to recognize that you are free, that you are righteous. In fact,
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  • it says in Romans 5:17 that righteousness is a gift. And so
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  • all of these religions that have been started somehow someway are
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  • an answer from all sorts of different, I don't think too
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  • many of you will thought this way but from every angle you can
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  • come at it, they're trying to get rid of this sin
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  • consciousness and they talk about we are God. You know, I am
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  • woman hear me roar. I'm a man. I am God. Like whichever way
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  • they're trying to work this and they're trying to get rid of
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  • this horrible sense of worthlessness that haunts the
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  • human race. This fear that seems to rise up in every person
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  • regardless of where they are. This dread, this depression that
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  • even successful people at the pinnacle of their success plunge
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  • into a sense of depression. I was chatting with a famous woman
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  • who's an actor, an actress and appears in television. We're
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  • talking about why so much of Hollywood rises, rises, rises to
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  • an incredible place of success and then gets depressed. And so
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  • I was explaining to her that until they give their lives to
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  • Christ well, first of all, they can't have that peace and joy.
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  • But even Christians who don't look to Jesus as for their
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  • self-worth, their significance, they looked to their gifting. So
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  • here's what happens to many people. They literally begin to
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  • succeed, succeed, succeed, succeed and they're become a
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  • hero. Everyone wants to know their name. Everyone wants to
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  • get around them. Paparazzi are all over them. But at some
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  • point, they begin to realize they don't know me. They just
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  • want my gift. They don't know me. And at that point, they
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  • begin to have an identity crisis like you wouldn't believe. And
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  • all of a sudden, who am I? Which role am I that I've played in
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  • these movies and who am I? And then you see this depression
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  • come. And the only way to get a sense of joy and peace that
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  • never goes away is to give your life to Christ and then to look
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  • to Him for your significance. So everyone of us needs
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  • significance. We need to know that we mean something. We need
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  • to know that we are valuable or loved. And so no person can meet
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  • that need. And when you look to a spouse, when you look to a
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  • crowd for your identity, for your significance, etcetera.
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  • Then they control it. If they don't give you enough accolades,
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  • you begin to get depressed. And so once you look to Jesus for
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  • this identity. You know, the Bible says I am crucified with
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  • Christ. Nevertheless I live, yet not I, but it is Christ who
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  • lives in me, and the life that I now live, I live in this flesh.
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  • I live by faith in the Son of God. Not faith in my talents,
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  • not faith in the crowd, not faith in my peers who honor me
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  • for my successes. You must remove all identity and sense of
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  • significance from what you can produce with your gifts,
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  • abilities, and personality and you must look to Jesus. Then as
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  • you serve Jesus and look to Him for your identity, your
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  • significance which is all in this heart area, this deeper
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  • area. You now can go do incredibly gifted things til the
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  • whole world is screaming your name and it won't matter because
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  • when they're up and down you are secure because who you are,
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  • okay, your identity is anchored in Christ. No woman can give you
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  • that, guys. No man can give you that. No child can give you that
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  • moms, dads. No parent can give you that. There is no success
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  • that can give you that. There is no meditation that you can do to
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  • continually control your mind from this hauntedness of
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  • condemnation and guilt and fear. None of it will last except that
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  • you are in Christ and that I am crucified with Christ. The Bible
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  • says, Jesus, if you wanna follow Me, pick up your cross. What is
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  • that mean pick up your cross? It literally means die to the old
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  • you. Die to every preconceived idea you have of you. Die to
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  • every model, every definition of you. Your mom's definition of
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  • you. Your dad's definition of you. Your spouse's definition of
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  • you. The girlfriend that left you and told you off her
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  • definition of you. The coach's definition of your definition of
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  • you. When you pick up the cross, a cross is to die on. You are
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  • dying. Everyone, you know, there are so many who are living crazy
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  • religious life. You know, they have to die to joy. They have to
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  • die to any dream. They have to die and live this like, this
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  • kind of boring nothing life. No, He's not saying die to your
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  • dreams. He's saying die to the selfish you or any version of
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  • you that you have, and you must then look to only Jesus for your
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  • identity. And, even you've gotta be careful saying the Bible
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  • because in the Old Testament its different when it looks at man
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  • than in the New Testament where Jesus has forgiven man, died in
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  • man's place. And so the death, burial, resurrection of Jesus
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  • and His ascendency to the throne of God. This we call from the
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  • cross to the throne. This is the revelation that Paul is trying
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  • to get across through all of his letters. And people for some
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  • reason aren't grasping this because the news is too good to
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  • be true. Now, you must meditate on this. If people ask me,
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  • "Leon, what do I need to learn first?" You need to understand
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  • what Jesus did in His death. Most people only look to the
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  • historical Jesus and what He did. You know, Matthew, Mark,
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  • Luke, and John. Or mainly the historical Jesus where He
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  • walked, what He did, and who He did it with. But when you look
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  • at the Pauline epistles, that Pauline revelation of the books
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  • of the Bible after the books of Acts and on and many of the
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  • minor and major prophets. You're gonna find here that all of
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  • these beautiful glimpses are what Jesus did when He died on
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  • the cross. And here is where no one seems to understand. Where
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  • was Jesus for all of these days? Where did He go? Then people
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  • argue about, "Did He go to hell? Did He go to heaven? Where was
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  • He? As Jonah was three days in the belly of the whale, so the
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  • Son of Man will be three days at the center of the earth. And
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  • people just kind of stay away from that. But yet there's some
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  • very clear principles as to what Jesus has done. And so I want
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  • you to understand that for you when you begin to pray, if
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  • prayer has been really hard for you, there's usually two kinds
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  • of people who pray. The first is just the begging, bugging, and a
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  • pleading with God hoping that God will notice and do something
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  • which that's a way with all that Jesus did on the cross because
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  • Jesus won all the stuff you're begging for. Then we have the
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  • other group of people who take intercessory prayer, so far that
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  • they have to fight the devil for whatever they get. They have to
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  • clear the skies. They have to do all of these things to
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  • breakthrough and it doesn't make sense either when you don't
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  • understand intercessory prayer because you can't take obscure
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  • verses from the Bible and put them together. What did Jesus do
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  • when He pray? What did the disciples do when they won
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  • entire cities, okay? What did they do? And you'll find that a
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  • lot of what people pray is defeated prayer and I'm not
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  • gonna dive in. I don't have time to dive into that. But for the
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  • believers that are listening to me. You have to understand
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  • something. That the way you pray, okay, is defeating you,
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  • okay, because to beg and plead with God to do something is a
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  • complete retreat from what happened to the cross. The
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  • death, the burial, the resurrection of Jesus. All of
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  • that, you are literally backing away and not believing that
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  • because that cause it all to be given to you because of Jesus.
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  • And now you're begging and pleading for it. And then to all
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  • of you who have been raised in an intense and often too far
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  • intercessory prayer teaching. The teaching that, you know, if
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  • you do not spend all this time praying in the Spirit and doing
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  • this, then you are the one that's causing this, you know,
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  • you're the one that is standing in the gap. Now, here's a
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  • thought. I know that you think you're standing in the gap. But
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  • now for believers, there is no gap because Jesus stood in the
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  • gap. Okay? Now, for the unsaved we can pray for them and
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  • everything. But anyway, I got to be careful. I wanna dive into
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  • this prayer. This incredible faith and prayer. Prayer becomes
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  • a level you've never experienced when you understand what Jesus
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  • did. All right, so that's crucial because I'm in Christ.
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  • I'm a joint heir with Jesus. There's nothing left for God to
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  • give me. It has all been freely given to me. And I give you some
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  • verses to look at that. In 2 Corinthians another one, chapter
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  • 1 and verse 20, it says all of the promises of God are already
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  • mine. They are Yes, okay, and Amen. And it talks about being
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  • in Jesus. So every promise in the Bible, okay. You've been
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  • qualified for by Jesus. It's been given to you. Where is it?
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  • It is in your spirit man. That's why you gotta renew your mind,
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  • make your body a living sacrifice. And what's happening
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  • is as you renew your mind because it's been trained in all
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  • the old religious thinking or none at all. You begin to
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  • establish your heart in grace. You begin to establish your
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  • heart in the finished work of the cross and God is a heart
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  • God. That's where He talks to you. That's where faith comes
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  • from. You can't doubt in your heart. That's where the God kind
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  • of hope comes from. Abraham, you know, he talks about who against
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  • hope believed in hope. This heart, this much deeper sense
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  • very few Christians go there. And we're gonna end this. They
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  • basically the language of the brain is words and, you know,
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  • this wisdom of the world. But yet the language of the heart is
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  • dreams and visions and experiencing God, experiencing
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  • His Word. And until you connect to the revelation of the God's
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  • Word at the heart level, none of it will work for you. In other
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  • words, you can believe it, adhere to it and know that
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  • you're going to heaven when you die. But to bring that kind of
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  • peace, joy, miraculous, prosperity, healing, incredible
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  • favor, if you bring this into the physical realm first you
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  • gotta connect there. And we'll talk about this in the near
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  • future. Few Christians will do the work that's necessary, some
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  • will. But what we gotta do? The Bible says workout your own
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  • salvation with fear and trembling. It's this meditative
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  • process, this slowing down and instead of just fact quickly
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  • learning everything you can about the Word. Now, you begin
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  • to experience it. You begin to personalize the promises of God.
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  • You actually experience Jesus, His love. Every promise that you
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  • speak and pray, you see it answered in your life as Holy
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  • Spirit shows you things to come for you. You're healed, happy,
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  • prosperous, restored. You know, these things are where Holy
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  • Spirit will lead you into all truth and show you things to
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  • come. Keep watching. Tell your friends about this program. I
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  • believe God will help you in an amazing way in your prayer life.
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  • -LEON: Freedom is a beautiful word. The Bible says whom the
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  • Son sets free is free indeed. It's interesting to note that
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  • when you know truth, the truth sets you free. Now, this word
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  • truth is a whole lot deeper and bigger than just telling the
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  • truth. Of course, it's important to tell the truth. But when you
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  • know the truth, as to what Jesus did on the cross, what He did
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  • for you and I, and how free we are from sin, from the enemy,
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  • from anything that would take us off course, from any power that
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  • would try to enslave us to addiction, to depression, to
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  • mindsets. You begin to recognize, you can live in
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  • absolute freedom. And I want to encourage you to not allow a
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  • heart belief on the inside of you that just puts up with it or
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  • manages an addiction or manages a belief system that is not
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