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Choosing Life, Dealing with Evil

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January 8, 2021
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On the Show today, Leon shares how you can choose life, and life to the full - in the midst of darkness.

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Choosing Life, Dealing with Evil

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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: This life thatis in you as a born-again
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  • believer is not just a life thatheals you. It's not just a life
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  • that makes you feel good. Itdoes something to your mind.
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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: I want to talk to youtoday about something that began
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  • to impact me in my earlytwenties and my late teens. I'll
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  • start with the story in my lateteens and early twenties as
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  • never before began to getserious about getting to know
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  • Jesus, about His Word. And thething that really touched me was
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  • that we have an ability torelease the presence of God into
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  • others, into situations. A lotof people in their Christianity
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  • just see Jesus as apsychological comfort to a mess
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  • up world. He will comfort you asyou go through all of your
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  • issues and they're going to getworse so learn to be comforted.
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  • I thank God for His comfort. Butthat's not what the New
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  • Testament teaches. That God'sWord is just for comfort. It's
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  • like getting a shot of valium orit's like getting a shot of
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  • Demerol for your pain. That'sall Jesus really is. That is
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  • such a lie and it has crippledthe church of Jesus Christ. I
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  • remember working at the hospitalas a paramedic. I was in a pilot
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  • project here in Manitoba. Andone day, I relieved a nurse who
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  • was watching over a newborn babyand she was quickly going to
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  • grabbed a cup of coffee and takeher break. The baby was crying,
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  • and it was laying in his littlebed where they had it and it
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  • wouldn't stop crying. She said,"The baby's not going to stop
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  • crying. There's something wrongwith her, it's stomach. It's
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  • going go in for surgery and opensomething up in there. It's been
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  • in constant pain and it's just,was just crying nonstop." And so
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  • I said, "Okay. Well, hurry. Noone wants to be around a crying
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  • baby that long." So I rememberher going and as I was just kind
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  • of walking around the room andjust keeping an eye on things. I
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  • just thought, you know, I'mgoing to pray for this baby.
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  • Nobody's here, no one'swatching. And I remember walking
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  • over and the -, You'll becareful in hospitals especially
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  • if you work there. Just gentlyput my fingers on top of that
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  • little tummy and I just spokethe Word of God. I just said,
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  • "Stomach, you'll be healed inthe name of Jesus. Small
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  • intestine whatever is wrong, wejust speak life into this little
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  • one." Instantly, it just stoppedcrying. And I just didn't think
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  • anything of it and it went tosleep. So probably about 15
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  • minutes later, I'm gonnastanding at the door waiting for
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  • this nurse to comeback, and Ican hear the elevator where the
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  • room was situated in thehospital and she's walking
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  • towards the room where I am. Andall of a sudden she just starts
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  • to run, and she's running downthe hall. And I'm going, "What
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  • the -, What? What? What?" Shecomes bursting into the room
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  • rushes over to the baby andstarts to kind of shake it and
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  • checked at us. What's wrong? Shegoes, "When it stopped crying, I
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  • thought something had happened."And so I didn't tell her. I
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  • mean, she wasn't a believer. Ijust -, I said, "Okay. No,
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  • everything's fine. The baby wentto sleep." She goes, "What?" I
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  • said, "Yeah, it just, it went tosleep since I got here." And she
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  • goes, "Huh! That's just crazy."And so I just left. And I
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  • remembered checking by later andjust chatting with her. I think
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  • it was a day or two later andsaid, "Hey, whatever happened to
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  • that little baby that I helpedlooked after there, you know,
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  • when I just gave you a break."And she goes, "You know what?"
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  • Then she said, "They did anothercheck up on it and they have no
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  • idea. They must had a wrongtest. There's nothing wrong from
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  • between the stomach and thesmall intestine. Everything was
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  • fine. And so they, after theydid, kept it on an observation
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  • again for another day. They justlet it go home." And it's an
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  • amazing thing to know that lifeis inside of you and I. I can
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  • tell you story after story ofsituations. I remember a
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  • neighbor of ours that would comeover and she meet Sally, and we
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  • had four little girls at thattime. I think Zac wasn't born
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  • yet. And this neighbor wouldcome in and she would just
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  • visit. She had a couple of kids.She just stay in our house all
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  • day, day after day after day.And so I don't know what's going
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  • on. Then one day she just toldher. She says, "When I'm in your
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  • home, is the only time I feelpeace." She says, "When I'm
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  • sitting here, it's likeeverything just calms down."
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  • Because the life of God radiatesin your bodies, in your home,
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  • into your children. It can alsobe released into situations, and
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  • that's what I want to talk abouttoday. I want to teach you how
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  • to deal with the life of God andhow to deal with evil. There's a
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  • term that everybody knows butfew understand, and it's called
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  • eternal life. When you give yourlife to Jesus, you receive
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  • eternal life. Another versionsays everlasting life. And so if
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  • I ask somebody, what is thedefinition of eternal life? They
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  • will tell you, you're going tolive forever in heaven with
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  • Jesus. And that's accurate for apart definition. But when you
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  • look at the term everlastinglife, you have to ask yourself a
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  • question. Everlasting means itlast forever. Everlasting, for
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  • eternity, never ending, neverstopping. You are going to have
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  • this eternal. This lasting,forever everlasting life. But
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  • what kind of life? If you hurtsomebody and the judge gives you
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  • life. What is that? Well, yourlife is going to be a jail cell.
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  • So life isn't, we've got todetermine what kind of life?
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  • When you deal with people whowant to commit suicide. The
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  • first thing they'll talk aboutis I can't stand life. There's
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  • something in their life theycannot handle anymore. And if
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  • you were to say to somebody whowants to take their life, "Hey,
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  • you can have eternal life."They're going to go, "What? Who
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  • the -, Who wants to live likethis forever? I can't even live
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  • another day like this." Soeverlasting life, eternal life,
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  • doesn't just mean it is forever.It is also the word "life" in
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  • the Greek is the word Zoe.Z-O-E. And it means the life of
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  • Jesus. As you go through theWord, you'll find that
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  • everlasting life means the lifeof God. God's life. The life
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  • that God's is. You know, what Heis made up of. His nature, His
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  • power, His ability. This lifethat God is, that in Christ,
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  • that is in God. When you gaveyourself to Jesus Christ, when
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  • you believe on Him, the greatestthing that ever took place in
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  • your life was you came alivewith everlasting life. Now, we
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  • need to understand somethingabout this life. Because as I
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  • travel, and even as I lookthrough our church, there's such
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  • a majority of Christians whodon't understand that life and
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  • don't understand how to get thatlife to move into their mortal
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  • life, their health, their mind,their finances, their family,
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  • their generations. Let me showyou a verse, John 5:24, "Verily,
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  • verily, I say unto you, he thatheareth my Word, and believes on
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  • Him that sent Me, hatheverlasting life, and shall not
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  • come into condemnation, but thatperson is passed from death to
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  • life." Now, I want you to knowthat both death and life are
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  • continuums. Death, you know, itmeans that all that goes with
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  • death. Death to finances, deathto your mind, death to your
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  • marriage, death to your sexlife, death to your kids, death
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  • to your prosperity. Death is acontinuum. So when we are in the
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  • kingdom of darkness, it isimpossible to have this favor,
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  • this blessing in this life inevery area. You can have success
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  • in an area or two. But thispeople without Christ don't have
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  • the life of God on the inside ofthem. And so the more success
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  • they have, the more problems itwill bring. But now if you've
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  • passed from death to life, lifeis a continuum. And as you obey
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  • the principles around that life,which I'm just touching on
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  • today. That life will flow intoyour mind. That life will flow
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  • into your marriage and it willtake it further, stronger. It
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  • will equip your mind until yourmind is so strong. The Bible
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  • teaches us that when it comes tothe life, it says in John 1:4
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  • that this life is the light ofmen. And it literally means that
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  • your development as a Christianfrom strength to strength. This
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  • light is going to grow brighterand brighter. It's talking about
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  • your development. When I wastaking many of the courses that
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  • I had to take in my late teensand early twenties. It was in a
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  • pilot project here in Manitobabecause they didn't have
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  • paramedics then. And so theyworked out of our hospital where
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  • I was working, and I got to be apart of this pilot project. And
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  • so I would take the intensivecare course, cardiac and trauma
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  • and the jaws of life. And Imean, just training after
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  • training after training. And Ifound that as I learned to live
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  • in this life that my mindtotally got into way, how can I
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  • put? More ability. In highschool, I mean, I was okay. I
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  • had apply myself a little bitand pull off a march to pass.
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  • But when I began to get into theWord and recognize who I was,
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  • and that it wasn't just Leon'sacumen. It wasn't just Leon's
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  • brain and thinking andmemorization ability. But that
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  • this life was my light. Anotherwords in the dark. If you've
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  • ever been out camping andthere's a cloudy day, no stars,
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  • no moon, and it's so dark youcan't see the fingers in front
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  • of your face. You turn on aflashlight and you can see where
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  • that skunk is moving in thebush. Don't want to walk on to
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  • him. It illuminates yourdarkness, or it shows you the
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  • path you should be taking. Inlife, this life that is in you
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  • as a born-again believer is notjust a life that heals you. It's
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  • not just a life that makes youfeel good. It does something to
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  • your mind, your thinking, yourabilities. I began to pull off
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  • in my exams ninety-nine and someof the most, the hardest exams I
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  • would get involved into doingsome of the practical. And back
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  • then they would have theprovince guys come in and
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  • mock-up bodies and cars. We goto the junk yard take a wreck
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  • and they would put all thesedifferent things in there. And
  • 00:13:34.395 --> 00:13:36.764
  • you had to maximize survivors.You had to learn to go in there
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  • and do everything in the propersequence or you fail. And I
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  • remember walking in there andlike crystal clear, I knew
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  • exactly what to do. An abilitythat I did not have before
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  • because the life of Jesus on theinside of me was lightning. It
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  • was lighting up my darkness. Itwas putting to peace my fears.
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  • And when you begin to understandthis life that is inside of you.
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  • It will work in your marriage.It will work in your home. And
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  • it will give you abilities younever had. Over and over again
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  • different of my co-workers wouldsit me down and say, "What is
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  • different about you? How do youhandle this? I'm getting drank
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  • every night to get rid of thepictures of that child that died
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  • in my arm. I'm struggling in mymarriage because I'm so ramped
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  • up at work seeing all thesehorrible things that I can't
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  • relate to normal life. And theywould look at me. They say, "How
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  • do you do this?" The life ofJesus on the inside of a
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  • believer. You need to tap intoit. You need to renew your mind
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  • with the Word. You need torelease and learn to release
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  • this life. Now, let me show youa verse, a couple of verses
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  • before we close in. John 20:30,it says here in the book of John
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  • that many other signs did Jesusdo in the presence of His
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  • disciples that are not writtenin the book. But then John says,
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  • "But these that are here in thebook are written that you might
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  • believe that Jesus is theChrist, the Son of God, and that
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  • believing you might have lifethrough His name." This life is
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  • not just going to get you toheaven when you die. This life
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  • affects everything in your worldif you will dive into the Word
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  • and get it planted in thedeepest beliefs of your heart.
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  • Learn to obey the Word. It's notbecause you get a gold star on
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  • your chart in heaven. It isbecause this life that has been
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  • entrusted to you is to get upand live. So that the world can
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  • see that with Christ there's apeace, a joy. There's an
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  • authority, a power that isamazing. And it says here that
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  • by believing you might have lifethrough His name. One of the
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  • problems of the church today isthey don't understand there are
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  • two kinds of faith. One is afaith of the mind. It's just
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  • informational. And they thinkbecause they've got
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  • informational faith and theycould even maybe control their
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  • emotions for a while and bepositive. That that's the faith
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  • that moves mountains. But itisn't. That is mental assent.
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  • That is mental agreement butthat is not heart faith. And the
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  • reason so many have backed awayfrom faith, it's because they've
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  • tried it and it doesn't work.But they don't know what faith
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  • is. And so I want to explain toyou today that you need to begin
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  • to get into the Word of God andfeed on His Word, grow. When I
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  • was a young man, I would findthat I still do this. I would
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  • find the greatest teacher with atrack record of knowing Him. And
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  • the miracles and the signs andthe wonders that was in their
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  • lives. And I would go, and Iwould listen to them preach. I
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  • would find great teaching booksby great men and women of old
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  • who have proven they knew Himand the things that were going
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  • on their lives. And I wouldstudy the Word. I wanted to know
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  • who am I? How can I walk thisplanet? And with my life see the
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  • supernatural life. Zoe, life ofGod. I want it in my mind. I
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  • want it in my body. Romans 8:11says that if the same Spirit
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  • that raised Jesus' body from thedead, and it was dead for three
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  • days. It says if you've got itinside of you, it will quicken
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  • your mortal body. It will makeyour kidney alive. It will make
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  • your pancreas alive. It willmake your intestines alive. It
  • 00:17:45.780 --> 00:17:49.984
  • will make your joints alive. Itwill make your synovial fluid
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  • alive. It will take that organ,the brain make it alive. It will
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  • quicken and bring life to it.But we've got all this negative
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  • talk or we're too lazy to oftenget into the Word and to be who
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  • we is. So this life that isinside of you. So people are
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  • praying for promises. The Bibledoesn't say to pray for the
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  • promises of God. It doesn't say,"Oh, dear God, please!" No. It
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  • says, "You speak to mountains.You declare the end from the
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  • beginning." Learn what NewTestament or new covenant faith
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  • is because it's yourinheritance. Romans teaches us
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  • in 5:17 that you are to ruleyour life as a king. It says
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  • reign in life as kings andqueens. Which means you don't
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  • sit around waiting for somethingto happen. You take the
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  • authority that has been given toyou. And as you do, the life
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  • that is in you is released intosituations. It will be released
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  • into your body, your spouse'sbody, your child's body, into a
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  • situation on the other side ofthe world with your son or
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  • daughter in battle or whatever.This life that is in you. There
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  • are guidelines. There are rules,principles that God has placed
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  • here to show you how to accessthis life for yourself and how
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  • to use this life for others.When Jesus walked the planet, He
  • 00:19:23.711 --> 00:19:29.550
  • was there to literally be anexample and show you what God
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  • was like and how we couldminister this life to the people
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  • around us. I want to challengeyou today. Don't be a Christian
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  • that just feels, I got saved.I'm going to heaven. All the
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  • rest is just being good. Andit's developed into this
  • 00:19:50.238 --> 00:19:54.375
  • thinking that I need to be goodso God will bless me. No, no,
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  • no. It's not because you'll begood. God knows all of the
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  • principles that work on thisplanet. He knows the principles
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  • that release His life into yourown mind. You can have the mind
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  • of Christ. The Bible literallypromises you. Listen to this
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  • ladies. That your youth will berenewed like the eagles. Another
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  • words, we weren't designed toage through sickness and
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  • disease. People say, "Well,that's not true according to
  • 00:20:26.007 --> 00:20:29.043
  • science." I know. But I'mtelling you Moses was a hundred
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  • and twenty and his eye hadn'tdimmed, or his natural forces
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  • abated. Many of the patriarchs,they just literally prophesied
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  • over their kids. You know,gathered themselves up, laid
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  • down in bed and their spiritleft. You and I need to
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  • recognize that if the promise ofGod is that your youth can be
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  • renewed, it means you ain'tyoung. But you don't need to
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:56.971
  • walk around like a tottering,sick, depressed, life is over.
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  • Hey, I'm 55. Freedom 55 or 65 or75 or whatever doctors or
  • 00:21:01.976 --> 00:21:08.482
  • retirement people tell you. Youget up and live your life. And
  • 00:21:08.516 --> 00:21:11.285
  • if you're breathing, God's got aplan. And if you're breathing,
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  • His promises work. And if you'rebreathing, then you need to
  • 00:21:14.121 --> 00:21:17.058
  • learn to release the life ofJesus. It affects your body,
  • 00:21:17.091 --> 00:21:19.760
  • your mind, your marriage, yourhome. It will affect generations
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  • of your family. You can declarethe Word of God. And even when
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  • you're dead and gone,generations down that weren't
  • 00:21:26.634 --> 00:21:29.136
  • even alive when you declaredwhat's going to happen, will be
  • 00:21:29.170 --> 00:21:32.273
  • impacted by the prayerfuldeclarations. Those prophetic
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  • prayers that they said, "This iswhat will be upon my family."
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  • God's Word says you've got tolearn that in the new covenant
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  • you are kings and priests, andit changes the way you deal with
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  • situations. One of the great oldpreachers that moved in signs
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  • and wonders. I was reading oneof his books. He told a story of
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  • walking into pray for thiselderly lady who was sickly and
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  • very poor. He walked into herhome and this is, you know, I
  • 00:22:06.207 --> 00:22:11.912
  • think in about the late 1800s,early 1900s. That he walked into
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  • her home to pray with her andminister to her by her bedside.
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  • And, you know, some neighborsare helping her out with food.
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  • And she shared how that at onetime she had worked very closely
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  • with a very wealthy family. Theperson had passed away that she
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  • worked for. And so she's withouta job, then she's gotten sick.
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  • And so he prayed with her andencouraged her. As he was
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  • walking around her house, henoticed this picture on the
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  • wall. And the picture wasactually a document that was
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  • framed. And this elderly ladywho couldn't read had said that
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  • her friend, this wealthy ladyhad left her this parchment
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  • paper, this document. And so shehad it framed, and she had it
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  • put on the wall there. And helooked at it and read it and it
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  • actually was the will that shehad been left a ton of money.
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  • She lived in this place that shecouldn't even get around. And
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  • the entire time that she livedthere, she was a wealthy woman
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  • because of that document.Because of the decision of that
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  • wealthy, the boss that she hadworked for. And I see so many
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  • Christians in this story whodon't know. They haven't spent
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  • enough time in the Word to knowthat all that you need is in
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  • Jesus, and Jesus is in you. ThatHis promises, what Jesus did on
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  • the cross has given you divinelife. Zoe life. Everlasting
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  • life. And it is up to you to getinto His Word now and learn
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  • that, so you can use that lifein your life and use that life
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  • in others. You need tounderstand life is
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  • on the inside of you.
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  • -LEON: Thank you for tuning into the show today. Not only can
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  • can also change someone else'seternity. So today, I'm asking
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  • -LEON: Freedom is a beautifulword. 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 truthsets you free. Now, this word
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  • truth is a whole lot deeper andbigger than just telling the
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  • truth. Of course, it's importantto tell the truth. But when you
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  • know the truth, as to what Jesusdid on the cross, what He did
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  • for you and I, and how free weare from sin, from the enemy,
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  • from anything that would take usoff course, from any power that
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  • would try to enslave us toaddiction, to depression, to
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  • mindsets. You begin to recognizeyou can live in absolute
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  • freedom. And I want to encourageyou to not allow a heart belief
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  • on the inside of you that justputs up with it or manages an
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  • addiction or manages a beliefsystem that is not accurate
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  • according to God's Word. Decideto live free. Father, I pray in
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  • Jesus name. That every personthat's listening to me right now
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  • would make a decision tonot be a slave to anything.
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  • But they will know Jesus andJesus will set them free.
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  • They will know His truth andtruth will set them free.
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  • I stand in agreement with themnow. In Jesus' name, amen.
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