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The Christmas Story

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December 14, 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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  • -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: Today, I wantto teach you something from
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  • God's Word about the Christmasstory. That everywhere I go
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  • almost no one knows, a smallpercentage of God's people
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  • seemed to understand the why.
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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 in 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 Calgary,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Hey, everybody. It's sogood to have you with us today
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  • and this beautiful Christmasseason. And Christmas is such a
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  • wonderful time, but so manypeople just know the gorgeous
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  • story in this beauty of a babyand a family and shepherds and
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  • wisemen. Today, I want to teachyou something from God's Word
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  • about the Christmas story. Thateverywhere I go almost no one
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  • knows, a small percentage ofGod's people seemed to
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  • understand the why. And if theyknow why Jesus came, they don't
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  • understand some of theprinciples and the spiritual
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  • laws that govern the birth ofJesus. And so let me dive right
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  • into this with you because as wetalk about the Christmas story,
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  • if you will learn and understandwhat I have to say today, it
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  • will make Christmas, I mean, sobeautiful for you at a whole
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  • another level as you understandall the dynamics of the story.
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  • Now, in John 10:1-10, we'regonna be teaching from that
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  • portion of scripture, if youwant to write it down. But the
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  • Christmas story is interesting.The Bible could say that Jesus
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  • came and was born. But theChristmas story goes into a ton
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  • of details. You know, on theLeon Show, I was interviewing a
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  • policeman whose job it was, I'msorry a detective, to literally
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  • go to all the cold case filesand to solve them. And him and I
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  • were chatting in the greenroomafter, he was sharing how that
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  • the more details a suspect givesyou, the more you have to prove
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  • them wrong or right. And so ifsomebody is trying to pull one
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  • over on you and you're thedetective that is interviewing
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  • them. It's better for them tostay in the broad details
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  • because then they can kind oflie and they can kind of
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  • remember what they say. But theChristmas story just goes detail
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  • after detail. It tells us thefamilies, the mother's name, the
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  • father's name. It tells us aboutshepherds and wisemen and stars.
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  • The details in the Christmasstory are so stunning that
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  • nobody could have made this up.This is not a fable. This is not
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  • some story manufactured. Thereis so much detail in there that
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  • even 2.000 years later, thereare things that we can check up
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  • on. You know, our college classat Springs Church went to a
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  • Planetarium where they had thissystem with all the stars in the
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  • sky. And I can't tell the storyperfectly, but they would
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  • literally show you what starscould be seen and where on any
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  • given day in the past. And sothe leader with our college
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  • students asked them to kind ofcheck out at the time that Jesus
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  • was born. And I don't, I shouldhave got the whole story for
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  • this program, but they'reshocked for this guy as he in
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  • the Planetarium punched in allthe details. And the students
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  • began to tell us the story ofhow this guy that was running it
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  • had no idea that the storiesthat talked about things in
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  • Jesus birth, Jesus death. Youknow, when there's an eclipse
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  • and a star and whatever detailswere included in the story of
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  • Jesus could be proven today atthat Planetarium. And I want to
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  • encourage you that the Christmasstory is not this cute fable
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  • that somewhat made up like RedRiding Hood and, you know, or
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  • the Three Little Pigs. The storyof Jesus is crucial and vital.
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  • Now, let me read you Johnchapter 10 and then I'm gonna
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  • explain to you why the Christmasstory is the most profound
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  • incredible thing that we shouldbelieve. It says, "Most
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  • assuredly, I say to you." Thisis Jesus talking. "He who does
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  • not enter the sheepfold by thedoor, but climbs up some other
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  • way, the same is a thief and arobber. But he who enters by the
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  • door is the shepherd of thesheep. To him the doorkeeper
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  • opens, and the sheep hear hisvoice. He calls his own sheep by
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  • name and he leads them out. Allright. Now, when he brings out
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  • his own sheep, he goes beforethem and the sheep follow him,
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  • for they know his voice. Yetthey will by no means follow a
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  • stranger, but will flee fromhim, for they do not know the
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  • voice of strangers. Jesus usedthis illustration, but they did
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  • not understand the things Hespoke to them." Today, a lot of
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  • people do not understand thisteaching and why the Christmas
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  • story is so crucial. Now, as youlook at the beginning of these
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  • verses. It's obviously talkingabout Jesus and it's obviously
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  • talking about Lucifer thatfallen archangel, because the
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  • shepherd of the sheep is alwaysreferred to as Jesus. The thief
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  • and the robber is referring tothe devil. Now, let's using
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  • these two pieces of informationgo deeper into this. It says
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  • most assuredly, I say to you, hewho does not enter the sheepfold
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  • by the door. Now, if we'retalking about sheep. What's
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  • the sheepfold? And in thissheepfold, it says that the
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  • thief and the robber came intoit and the shepherd came into
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  • it. So it can't be talking aboutsalvation here because Satan
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  • can't enter into salvation. Theonly thing that works is he's
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  • talking about the earth, becausethe earth He has given to the
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  • sons of man. So Satan didn'tcome to this planet. Lucifer,
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  • this fallen angel did not cometo this planet by the door. But
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  • Jesus did come by the door.What's the door to the planet?
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  • Well, what door did you enterwhen you came on to this planet?
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  • You came through your mom andshe gave birth to you. So the
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  • womb of a woman being born intothe human race is the doorway to
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  • authority on this planet. So didSatan come? No. He just showed
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  • up here when he got kicked outof heaven. He just showed up on
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  • this planet and Jesus isteaching that he has no rights
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  • here. He didn't even come in bythe door. Now, if you come into
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  • my house, if you knock on thedoor, you'll be well-received.
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  • But if you come in through awindow or you come in through a
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  • place that is not designed forguest. All you're gonna find is
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  • a baseball bat or a gun orsomething to meet you because
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  • you are a thief or a robber byvirtue of not coming in my front
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  • door, slipping in a window,coming in the back door and
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  • picking the lock and getting in.But you do not knock on the door
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  • or come through the front doorof my house which is where guest
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  • would come in. If you don't comein the front door, you're in
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  • deep trouble. But it says thisperson climb in another way into
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  • the sheepfold or unto thisplanet. But then it says but he
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  • who enters by the door. He whoenters by the door is the
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  • shepherd of the sheep. To himthe door opens, and the sheep
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  • hear his voice. This Christmasstory is about the fact for
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  • thousands of years since Adamand Eve in the garden. When they
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  • disobeyed God, and they and alltheir children were born into
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  • sin because mankind had a naturechange. And now there was fear.
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  • Now there was such guilt, suchcondemnation and it overrode
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  • the human race. And when youlook at the Old Testament and
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  • what people were like andthey've studied history and
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  • looked at many of the tribes andthe nations that existed. Many
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  • of them have been wiped out butexisted way back after the
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  • garden of Eden. The wickednessand the things that they did are
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  • hard to even tell people aboutbecause of how sick and awful it
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  • was as mankind slid into becauseof a different heart, because of
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  • a different nature. Theyliterally became like the nature
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  • they had. A nature of sin andfear and selfishness which came
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  • from of course, the wicked onethe enemy Satan. And so when you
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  • look at the nature of animalstoday. You look at a duck. The
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  • duck has the nature of a duck.He doesn't just have the body
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  • and the DNA. There's somethingabout a duck that is different
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  • than a pig or a horse. When youtake a look at a horse and the
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  • nature of a horse and what'sbuilt into it. Like a goose
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  • knows without being trained byits mother to fly south for the
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  • winter. A pig you can clean itup. Put a ribbon in its hair and
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  • it's gonna run straight backinto the mud every time. It's
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  • got a nature. It's got a voice.Cows have calves. Cats have
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  • kittens. Horses have colts. Imean, everything bears after its
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  • own kind. And Adam and Eve weremade in the likeness and the
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  • image of God. And Adam had God'sbreath, His nature breathed into
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  • him. So Adam was not justanother animal walking on the
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  • planet. He was literally in theGod class. And someone encourage
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  • you to understand this. Thatwhen mankind made the decision
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  • to eat of the tree of theknowledge of good and evil or to
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  • make their own decision aboutwhat is evil and what is good.
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  • What is right to live by andwhat is right to make decisions
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  • by and what is wrong. Thatliterally, they became their own
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  • god. That's the way they wantedit and it plunged the world into
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  • a horror that was hard to existin. Now, when God spoke to Adam
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  • and Eve and He prophesied intothe future. And He said to the
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  • serpent that the seed of thiswoman will one day bruised your
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  • head, or your leadership. Andthe enemy knew, Lucifer knew
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  • that somewhere there was goingto be in the future someone was
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  • gonna come along and destroy hispower if you will over the human
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  • race. Can you imagine whendifferent prophets came along
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  • and all of Satan and his cohortslooked, all hands on deck, is it
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  • Moses? But Moses died andnothing really changed for the
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  • enemy. When along came Elijah,Elisha, King David. All of these
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  • great men of the Old Testament.Satan is wondering, "Is this
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  • prophecy gonna be fulfilled?"That along is gonna come the
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  • seed of this woman or anotherhuman or someone is gonna be
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  • born into the human race. Thatis gonna destroy my ability to
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  • manipulate and to govern themand to move them at my will, to
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  • manipulate them. So you know,that when Jesus came along and
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  • the enemy got a whiff of therewas someone going to be born. I
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  • mean, he literally influencedking Herod to kill all those
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  • children trying to kill babyJesus. Baby Jesus was born
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  • because God came to the planet,not in a superman's suit. Like,
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  • you know, I'm God. Shazam! I'mhere to save the human race.
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  • Because he couldn't do that. Hehad given the earth to mankind.
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  • And therefore, the veryguidelines or rules the Word
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  • that God had spoken. His Word ispowerful. He gave the planet to
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  • the human race. He gave theplanet to mankind. And someone
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  • in the human race needed tostand up live a godly life and
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  • be able to save. But the Bibleteaches us in the book of
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  • Isaiah, there was no one tostand in the gap to save the
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  • human race. So God sent His ownSon, born of a woman. And so
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  • Mary was chosen to have babyJesus. And Holy Spirit caused,
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  • you know, this baby throughFather God to begin to grow in
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  • the womb of Mary. Joseph wasn'tthe biological father, but he
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  • helped raised Jesus for a numberof years. So Jesus was born into
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  • this planet with no sin in Hisblood. He was born and never
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  • committed a sin and He becamethe sacrifice for the entire
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  • human race. And on His death,His burial, His resurrection,
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  • something changed for the entirehuman race. Today, you and I can
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  • call upon the name of Jesus. Itsays in John 10 that we must
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  • believe that Jesus arose fromthe dead. Why is that so
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  • crucial? Because if He simplydied for our sins, then we can
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  • have our sins forgiven but wehave no new life. But when this
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  • Jesus born a baby, rose from thedead. Then in John 3:16, it
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  • says, "For God so loved theworld, mankind, that He gave, He
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  • sent His only Son, that afterHis Son had been born, lived,
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  • and died. That whosoeverbelieves on Jesus would have
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  • everlasting life. That meansGod's life forever and this life
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  • would be the Zoe life of God.Today, I love the Christmas
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  • story. But I see it a leveldeeper and I want you to see it
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  • this way as well. That whenJesus was born of a woman Mary,
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  • the very foundations of thedemonic world were shaken as
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  • Satan realized the prophecy thatGod had given in the garden of
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  • Eden when he had lured mankindto disobey God and He said,
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  • "Your power is gonna be dealtwith through the seed of this
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  • woman." The long came Jesus andfor 33 years He demonstrated how
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  • to live as a child of God. Theauthority you could have as a
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  • child of God. And when He died,He made it possible for all of
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  • us to live like Jesus did the 33years on this planet with
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  • health, authority, healing, andability to lay hands on the
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  • sick. Authority overall demoniccontrol or harassment. This baby
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  • born in a manger was the startof something so profound. That
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  • literally 75% of all theprophecies in the Bible came
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  • true in that 33-year periodfrom the birth of Jesus to His
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  • death. Something beautiful andgorgeous and amazing took place.
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  • And because of this baby whogrew up and died as the Son of
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  • God on a cross. I have joy andpeace and forgiveness, and I
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  • have a new nature. You have anew nature not just the
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  • forgiveness of sins, but youhave a new spirit, a new heart.
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  • Something new on the inside ofevery believer who calls upon
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  • the name of the Lord. When youshare the Christmas story with
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  • your family this season, bringup this thought. Why don't you
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  • add to the Christmas story John10:10. Whether you're gonna read
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  • the story about the angels andthe shepherds or the wisemen and
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  • king Herod or the stable wherethe donkey and no room in the
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  • inn. All this beautiful storyabout the birth of Jesus add
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  • John 10:1-10 and just show themhow deep and profound the birth
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  • of Jesus is, that because ofJesus, you can have a life. And
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  • you can spend eternity in heavenbecause of Him. You can
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  • literally, the Bible says speakto mountains. You know, the Word
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  • of God says in Matthew chapter16 and chapter 18 that whatever
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  • you allow with the authoritythat you have because Jesus is
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  • in you, has to obey you. That weliterally now release the kind
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  • of future that we want. Werelease the kind of future
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  • negatively through our believingand our trusting in God's Word
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  • and in what Jesus has done. Youknow the most profound thing
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  • that a Christian can do oncethey've given their life to
  • 00:20:07.698 --> 00:20:10.468
  • Christ is to understand thedeath, burial, resurrection, and
  • 00:20:10.501 --> 00:20:16.440
  • the ascension of Jesus to theright hand of God. That's the
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  • most important thing you couldever study and know. And yet, as
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  • I travel around this planet,most Christians and leaders
  • 00:20:23.614 --> 00:20:27.285
  • don't understand why the cross,His death, His burial, His
  • 00:20:27.318 --> 00:20:31.889
  • resurrection, His ascension tothe right hand of God. That if
  • 00:20:31.922 --> 00:20:35.760
  • they don't understand this.There's not a solid foundation
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  • for your faith, to speak tomountains, to speak health and
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  • healing, to what is going onaround you and in your world. I
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  • want to challenge you today,make sure that this Jesus you're
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  • celebrating around the tree.This Jesus today, that you are
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  • going to talk about with yourfamily and home that you
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  • understand 2.000 years ago theplanet's sins were paid for.
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  • That whoever calls upon the nameof Jesus and invites Him into
  • 00:21:09.493 --> 00:21:14.832
  • your life, invites Him into yourheart. That you then have a new
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  • nature. The old nature of fear,condemnation, and sin is dealt
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  • with and gone away. And now thatyou have a new nature, you've
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  • got to train your mind andyou've got to train your body so
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  • that you can renew your mind,make your body a living
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  • sacrifice. And the Bible teachesus that you have the power to
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  • stop sin. You've got the powerto live morally. You've got the
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  • authority to deal with anyoutside influence. Satan is no
  • 00:21:44.829 --> 00:21:49.300
  • longer a concern or a worry foryou. And you not only have a new
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  • life. You have a newrelationship. God is your Father
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  • and you need to talk to Himevery day. You need to enjoy His
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  • love. It's crucial that youunderstand that now as you serve
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  • Him, that you can love Him andknow how to love Him because He
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  • first loved you. You need toclaim every day. Declare with
  • 00:22:12.156 --> 00:22:16.394
  • your mouth every day that Godloves me. God is in love with me
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  • and so I can love Him. Hisability is in me. And as you
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  • begin to recognize the power ofthe Christmas story, no wonder
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  • the angels sang, glory to God inthe highest and on earth peace,
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  • goodwill towards men. There'snot peace on this earth between
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  • countries or between people.There's more murders and wars
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  • than we've ever had. But there'speace between God and man. And
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  • that this peace, this goodwillyou can have it. Why don't you
  • 00:22:52.897 --> 00:22:57.234
  • ask Him to come into your lifetoday if you don't know Him? And
  • 00:22:57.268 --> 00:23:00.271
  • if you do know Him, listen tothis message over and over.
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  • Write down the thoughts thatI've shared. Study God's Word
  • 00:23:04.041 --> 00:23:07.778
  • and begin to have faith in Hisdeath, His burial, His
  • 00:23:07.812 --> 00:23:12.483
  • resurrection. And understand whyJesus is the key to a stunning,
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  • amazing, phenomenal life tomiracles and an eternity with
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  • Him in heaven. Here at theMIRACLE CHANNEL we love you.
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  • Have a great Christmas.God bless you.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are yourrelationships all you hoped and
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  • dreamed? For many, that might bea difficult question to answer.
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  • But the good news is, that Jesusis an expert on relationships.
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  • -LEON: I have good news. Thegood news is, there is no one
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  • standing between you and anamazing future. No one.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,"Freedom From Judgement", Leon
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  • leads you through biblicalteachings that will take you to
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  • greater levels of peace,understanding, and fulfillment
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  • in every relationship.
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  • -LEON: When you dream aboutwhat you can do with the rest of
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  • your life, God's going to takeyou further than that. Dream
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  • big, He's going to take youbigger than that. Think amazing?
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  • He's going to go beyond amazing,beyond what you can think,
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  • ask, or imagine.
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  • level of love, trust, and joy inall your relationships.
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  • -LEON: Today, we're talkingabout living in peace. You know,
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  • when we were in the Garden, wedidn't know fear. Adam and Eve
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  • didn't know any of the horribleemotions that plague the human
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  • race today. And so, the Biblesays that we can have the mind
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  • of Christ. And I want toencourage you, that as you get
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  • to know Jesus through His Word,and as you get to know Jesus
  • 00:25:10.434 --> 00:25:14.104
  • through prayer, communicating,spending time with Him.
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  • Something powerful takes placeon the inside of you. I love the
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  • Amplified version that says,that when we can have the mind
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  • of Christ, it says we can haveHis thoughts. We can have His
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  • feelings. We can have Hisdesires. When you look at how
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  • powerful that is, you're goingto run to God's Word each day.
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  • In my life, I spend time everyday in the Word, and when I'm in
  • 00:25:36.393 --> 00:25:41.599
  • the Word, I'm getting to knowJesus and His plan. And in my
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  • prayer time, I'm getting to knowHim. And something changes. The
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  • other day I was speaking with abusinessperson, over a cup of
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  • coffee they just said you know,you have a confidence that is so
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  • peaceful. It's interesting thatthe world recognizes this peace
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  • is at the very foundation of allwe are, and all we do. You can
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  • have that peace. It can continueto grow, and you can live in
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  • God's incredible peace. Father,I pray right now. Let there be a
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  • desire. Let there be a believingthat it's in His Word and it's
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  • in relationship with Jesus thatwe completely change and we live
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  • in this peace. I pray this peaceupon them right now. Touch them
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  • in a powerful way, and let itbegin from today, that they
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  • never let it go as they cling toYou and as they move into Your
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  • Word, I pray this in Jesus'name, amen.
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