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The Devil's Tricks

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September 17, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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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 enemy's gonna try to tempt you off
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  • course and he only do it when you get discontent.
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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 in 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: You know one of Satan's greatest tricks is to urge you
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  • to become discontent. That's it? That's what you're gonna preach
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  • on? Yep. Discontent. I've seen more shipwrecks, more messes in
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  • people's lives when they become discontent. It's so vital that
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  • the apostle Paul who I think I respect other than Jesus I
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  • respect Jesus off the charts. I probably respect the apostle
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  • Paul more than any other person I have studied or met because
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  • when you follow this man's life and what he did and what he
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  • stood for the strength, it's a phenomenon but in Philippians 4
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  • he gives us a really great key. Let me read it to you. I am not
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  • telling you this because I need anything. He's talking to the
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  • Philippians. For I've learned to be satisfied, to be content.
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  • Whatever the circumstances or with whatever I have. I know how
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  • to live when I'm poor in humble circumstances and I know how to
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  • live when I have plenty. I've learned the secret of being
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  • happy, secret at any time in every thing that happens or in
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  • any and all circumstances. When I have enough to eat and when I
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  • get hungry, when I have more than I need plenty in abundance
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  • and when I do not have enough I can do all things through Christ
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  • who strengthens me because he is the one who gives me strength.
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  • You are almost impossible to tempt. Until you become
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  • discontent. Temptation is almost a useless thing to use against
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  • you if you are content and you learn the power of walking in
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  • Christ. Living in this contentment because it is when
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  • you are discontent that you are easy to tempt off course. Guys,
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  • let me tell you something a woman is a woman is a woman is a
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  • woman. The grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence.
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  • And ladies a man. Is a man. Is a man. Is a man. You might think
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  • that you're a little discontent with the one you got. And the
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  • grass looks greener on the other side of the fence but I got news
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  • for you, somewhere he's just as screwed up as your husband.
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  • Hello. Now there are some exceptions but I'm not talking
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  • about exceptions today. The enemy is gonna try to push you
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  • to judge something in your life and begin to be discontent and
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  • it has many different ways it surfaces. It could just be in a
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  • very real every someone who knows a good talk religious. I
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  • mean I'm just sensing. Just sensing that there's just more
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  • for me, that this is not who I am, that my life is you know
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  • what I don't know, I just sense there's change coming. I just
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  • sense and I get what you think you say in but if you're in
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  • discontent, you're a sucker being lined up to be taken out.
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  • One of the greatest tools of your life. Learn to be content.
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  • Be content when things aren't going well. Be happy when things
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  • aren't going your way. Be fine when it has been the best year
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  • you've ever had. Stop doubting God that things are gonna be
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  • wrong somewhere. The apostle Paul was whipped and beaten and
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  • shipwrecked and you probably know not happen to any of those
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  • things. But how quickly we become discontent. Now the enemy
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  • once he gets you discontented we'll talk about that he tempts
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  • to make a wrong decision and it is in the wrong decisions that
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  • you make that your life messes up the most. Okay, if God says
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  • Leon, go to Selkirk. Guess what, I just get on the road to
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  • Selkirk. If I stay on the road will I make Selkirk? Yes.
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  • Snowstorm might delay me. If there's an accident might hold
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  • me back a little bit. If you know, if I get hungry might stop
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  • for a meal. But if I stay on the road to Selkirk, I'm going to
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  • Selkirk. So if someone wants to stop me from going to Selkirk,
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  • tempt me off the road. And God has a plan for your life. He
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  • says follow the road. I created for you. Stay on the road. So
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  • the enemy knows that then what's he gonna try to do? He's going
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  • to get you discontent with the road, discontent with one of the
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  • miles on the road or there's not enough Starbucks on this road
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  • I'm changing. Or whatever he's going to do. You know I just
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  • don't feel like I heard from God about this and so we get
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  • discontent in our marriage. We get discontent in our parenting.
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  • I'm not just a mother, I have more gifts than that. Woah, woah
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  • woah. You think being a VP of finance for Dunkin Donuts is
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  • more important raising your kids? Well you know I could be
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  • home but you know, I have a gift. I have to use my gift and
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  • so you think that succeeding in your career is more important
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  • that little boy who want to play football. How crazy if we become
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  • the we sacrifice what is special and important and good on the
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  • altar of you looking better, being better, having more,
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  • getting there. The enemy is lying to you. Do you know what
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  • the word the deceitfulness of riches means? See you could have
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  • riches. In fact, the Bible teaches us that God's blessings
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  • on you to get wealthy. The deceitfulness of riches is you
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  • will believing if you had more, you'd be happier. That's what
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  • the deceitfulness of riches is. Now. Don't get me wrong, money
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  • helps. No one's going to deny that but you get focused on
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  • money and you start loving it or the love of money means to value
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  • the production of money more than time with your family. To
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  • value your career more than your marriage, to value your weekend
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  • at the cabin more than church with God's family, increasing
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  • his kingdom. I could go on a lot of directions but I've never met
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  • a person said they had the love of money, never met him. The
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  • Bible says everywhere. The enemy's gonna try to tempt you
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  • off course and he can only do it when you get this content. This
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  • is crucial. In 1 Timothy 6:6, it says now Godliness with
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  • contentment is great gain. If you gain anything in life. But
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  • you are not moving towards knowing God better, you're not
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  • moving towards a contentment. Then you are going to make a
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  • mess because when you're discontent you make horrible
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  • decisions and those decisions can cost you some of the most
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  • special things in your life. Let me tell you a story. There's a
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  • man named Judas, Judas Iscariot. Who is hand picked by Jesus
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  • himself. Follow me. If there was the greatest team on this planet
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  • that you respected the most and you got a phone call one day and
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  • said, hey, we want you to come work for Apple in executive
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  • branch or we want you to come work whatever that is. Can you
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  • imagine Jesus the son of God who walks on water, who heals the
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  • sick and raises the dead and he's only picking twelve. Judas.
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  • Come follow me. And Judas sees him walk on the water. Judas
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  • sees him multiply the fishes and loaves. Judas sees him raise
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  • that widow's dead son. He is in the greatest most incredible,
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  • hand picked team you could ever be on the planet in history. And
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  • what's he looking at? Money. He's ticked off about the lady
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  • that put some perfume on Jesus feet and he's upset about this
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  • and when you, the study of Judas is interesting of how his heart
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  • begin to move and it says literally Satan entered this
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  • man. Tempted this man to a certain spot to get him
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  • believing. He got him discontent. You could see Judas
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  • getting upset at the way Jesus handle money. You're gonna tell
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  • Jesus how to handle money? He did. Bible said it wasn't
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  • because he cared about money because he lusted after it, he
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  • wanted it. He became discontent and he sold Jesus out for 30
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  • pieces of silver. You gotta be stupid off the charts to be on a
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  • team like Jesus' team, only 12 picked and of course history
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  • tells us, the Bible tells us he went hung himself, killed,
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  • committed suicide. He was so messed up. The enemy wants to
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  • tempt you. He want to get you off the path that God has
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  • created for you and when you're on that path you'll have to
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  • temptation. When you're on that path there might be miles where
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  • there's not enough coffee shops for you. When you're on path, it
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  • might be sometimes you have to be strong, you might have to
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  • handle some pain. What you're talking about? Every mama here
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  • who's got a baby knows what it is to have sleepless days and
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  • sleepless nights. Life's got stuff. The Bible is interesting
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  • because it teaches us in James 4:7, it says therefore submit to
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  • God, resist the devil. And he will flee from you. This gospel
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  • is so powerful. This good news is so powerful that as you study
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  • the Bible it'll show you how to stay on course, how to avoid
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  • temptation, how to have the life, the joy you always dreamed
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  • about and having the joy, having a sense of I'm living a life
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  • it's amazing isn't because you have the greatest career in the
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  • building. It isn't because everybody knows your name. It's
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  • not because of fame. It is a literally following Jesus and
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  • following the principles that he teaches, being content is a big
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  • deal. Hebrews 13:5 says let your conversation be without
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  • covetousness and be content with such things as you have. For he
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  • hath said I'll never leave you nor forsake you so that we may
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  • boldly say the Lord is my, what's the word. Helper. I will
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  • not fear what man shall do on to me. When you learn to be content
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  • in whatever situation, it doesn't mean that nothing's ever
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  • changing. This is all. It's saying learn to be happy, to
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  • rejoice, to be thankful wherever you are in whatever situation
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  • knowing that who's your helper to get out of it? Jesus. Who's
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  • gonna help you through whatever you're going through? Jesus. You
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  • know, there's this line I saw somewhere. Yeah, God answers
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  • every prayer. Yes, no or maybe. That's not what the Bible
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  • teaches, not a verse in the Bible that says that. So we must
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  • resist. The Bible says submit to God, resist the devil. The power
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  • of positive resistance is incredible. Many of you maybe
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  • you're here right now today. You're in this new year and
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  • you're making some decisions and you've been so dissatisfied with
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  • this, that, her, him, church, spouse, whatever. Just a minute
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  • before you make decisions. And jump from the frying pan into
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  • the fire. You ask yourself a question have I learned to be
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  • thankful? Have I learned to be content? If you have not learned
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  • this principle you will never be able to follow the nudging the
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  • Holy Spirit. You will always follow your discontent. So many
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  • people have found they make bad decisions. I talk to a lot of
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  • people with this one. Some comes to me, hey, oh, pastor I got a
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  • raise in and we're moving. Cool, where you moving? Well this
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  • city, this country, this province. I said where is God in
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  • all this? Excuse me. Where is God in all this? Did you ask
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  • Him? Well I mean it. Come on, God wants to bless me. That's
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  • why I'm asking you. Did you consult him? And they'll move
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  • their family to a city where they can't find a church and all
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  • their friends are gone, families gone, the church God's called
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  • him to is gone, because they can have a bigger office and a newer
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  • car. How'd that bigger office and newer car do for your
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  • marriage? What that bigger office and the newer car do for
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  • your teenage daughter who left all of her friends to help your
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  • career get a bigger office and a newer car? People make decisions
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  • simply because they're discontent and Paul said I have
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  • learned there wasn't a gift given to him. The gift of
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  • contentment. No, it's a learning. Thankful people are
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  • hard people to tempt out of God's will. To get up each
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  • morning and say I wanna thank you father for Winnipeg. And
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  • then you think that so cold out here. I'm telling you. I hope I
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  • get somebody. Winnipeg is so cold. Your murmuring and your
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  • complaining is what's driving your discontentment. In the old
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  • testament to murmur and to complain was such a bad sin that
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  • people died when they murmured, when they complained. Because to
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  • start to murmur and a start to complain it begins to build
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  • within you a discontent. Be careful what you say about your
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  • spouse to your friend, you be careful what you complain about
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  • with your kids and little ankle biters, I'm just like all, stop
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  • it. You beautiful wonderful stay at home moms or single dads or
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  • whatever the, I understand how hard things can be but to murmur
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  • and to complain gives place for discontent. As you are thankful
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  • say, I wanna thank you father that child that you blessed me.
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  • I wanna thank you for the spouse. I wanna thank you the
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  • church that I'm in. I want to thank you. Just become thankful,
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  • become thankful, become thankful and in this thankfulness you'll
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  • learn to walk in God's best. The Bible says enters his gates with
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  • thanksgiving. You can't get through his gates with murmuring
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  • in complaining, about that I don't mean that heaven. I just
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  • mean this is joy, his peace, this whole life that God's got
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  • for you, Paul always saying I've learned. In whatever situation
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  • to be content. He's literally, the enemy tried to tempt him,
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  • stop him, kill him, shipwreck him, animals attacking him. They
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  • flogged him, they whipped him. They tried everything to
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  • discourage this sucker bringing the gospel to the then known
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  • world and he just said I've just learned to be content. There is
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  • something very powerful about content peopole. I'm not talking
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  • about lazy people that don't do nothing. That's a whole
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  • different message. I'm talking about people who trust God. It
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  • might be a month, a year, a season. Everybody around you is
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  • doing great. Things around you have been tough. Things around
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  • you might have been hard. Might be painful. I've discovered that
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  • success is tied a lot to my ability to handle pain for a
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  • moment. And just say. Hey, this is worth it. My prayer. Is that
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  • 2019, but instead of just losing shape, stop smoking, stop
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  • drinking, stop chewing, stop whatever you're trying to stop.
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  • Cool, do it but maybe something more powerful. We begin to begin
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  • to look at your relationships. You know the bucket list if
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  • you're gonna die what sort of things you want to do with your
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  • life. I'm gonna run with the bulls. I'm gonna hike the Grand
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  • Canyon. I'm gonna climb Antarctica or whatever it is.
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  • You know, really? Have you moved experiences beyond your
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  • relationships? The line relationships are more important
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  • than experiences. I gotta say that one again. Relationships
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  • are more important than experiences. Someone told me you
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  • got 2 months to live and there ain't no cure or you're going to
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  • die. I'm not going to make a list, okay I'm leaving. I'm
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  • gonna go run with the bulls. I'm going to go fly a jet over here.
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  • I'm going to go. I want to be with the people I love. That's
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  • what I treasure the most. I wanna hang with my wife, my
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  • family, my grandkids. I want to hang with my church, I want to
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  • get a. Leon but but but. You only get to live once. Who in
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  • the world told you that? It's been one of the lines people
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  • used to leave relationships, to leave the path God, because all
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  • of a sudden I'm just not experiencing the experience I
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  • think I should have in life. Listen, when we all die and we
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  • go to heaven at some point God's gonna make a new heaven and a
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  • new earth. And so why I want to run away from my relationship,
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  • the call of God in my life and the fact that we need to bring
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  • this gospel to the world because I think I'm never going to be
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  • able to run with the bulls. Good Lord when I come back to this
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  • new earth in my new body, I'll throw him around. I'll body surf
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  • the Grand Canyon. I'm going to eat some of the best food on the
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  • planet. If you think pizza is good now, God made the Italians.
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  • Heaven's got better. If you think Disney world is fun now
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  • who do you think that guy one little drop of brilliance? God.
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  • What do you think heaven's gonna look like? It would blow your
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  • mind. Why are we so contained? Stop being discontent, stop
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  • allowing all these nebulous feelings to be myself and find
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  • my way which usually means getting off your path. And let's
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  • focus on Jesus, the author and finisher. I'm looking for
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  • finishers. I believe God's looking for finishers. Let's not
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  • just get on path. Let's walk this path out. Let's be
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  • determined that where he puts us, where he plants us we're
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  • gonna bloom. Let's be determined that hell or high water does
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  • matter what's going on you got me baby and you know I'm going
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  • to be 120 with swapping teeth and chasing you around the
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  • cabin. Whatever. Just decide that it's not all this change,
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  • that I'm discontent, discontent, discontent. I must be content in
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  • Christ and then all of the change that is God ordained is
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  • going to come your way. You don't think God's going to
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  • change? You don't think he wants to see things change? The word
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  • suddenly is all through the Bible. And suddenly there was,
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  • you guys read it everywhere. God's gonna bring change. He
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  • just knows that most change will probably kill you. If you don't
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  • learn to be content, if you don't learn to put Jesus first,
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  • if you don't learn that the Bible is the most astounding
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  • incredible book for life you could ever find. I was chatting
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  • the other day with someone. I said, help you understand the
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  • Bible. I said, if I was and I use this again if I was given 2
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  • months to live and you know there's no help, no cure, you're
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  • gonna die, gonna go. I said I wouldn't be running with the
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  • bulls and leaving all. I said I would be probably hang with my
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  • family and making videos or notes to my kids and my
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  • grandkids and the people I wouldn't be with and if I've
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  • only got 2 months I guess I never going to see my grandkids
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  • marry so when you do here's some advice. How to be a great wife
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  • and how to live an amazing life. I wanna leave a note or a video
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  • to you know. My married kids and how to handle these transitions
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  • and things I learned the hard way and that's what the Bible
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  • is. The Bible is God speaking to His kids, saying here's how to
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  • walk this out. Here's how to make marriage work. Here's how
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  • to deal with the discontent that'll come screaming through
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  • your head, making you want to tempt off course, how do you
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  • deal with it. Here's how to walk in joy, here's how to have a
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  • life that becomes generational and generations of your family
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  • will, all of this stuff is in this beautiful love letter
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  • called the Bible. So my challenge to you is only one
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  • thing today. Be aware of being discontent, be aware when you
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  • start to murmur, complain or think about yourself too much
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  • and recognize that God is in thankfulness. God is in
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  • contentment and as he guides you he's not going to guide you by
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  • making you so frustratedly unhappy and discontented. No,
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  • his joy, his peace will always be there and guide you.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Did you know that you have the power to affect
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  • your future? Your words are more powerful than you think.
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  • In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came so we can have a full
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  • and abundant life. So what's holding us back? It's not God
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  • withholding the blessing, it's our deep heart beliefs and what
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  • we speak that molds our future. Join Leon Fontaine, as he walks
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  • through scripture and shares how we need to get God's truth deep
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  • into our hearts, and speak them aloud in order to see the
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  • miraculous take place. It's vital that you begin to
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  • understand the power of your words, and begin to speak in
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  • -LEON: You know we are an emotional being and emotions are
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  • beautiful. God designed them all to be positive and happy but
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  • after Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, we find negative
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  • emotions. Now they weren't there before but all of a sudden Adam
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  • feels afraid of God. God who he walked and talked in the cool of
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  • the day and so Adam and Eve hid themselves. They felt naked and
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  • exposed before they felt loved and accepted so there are
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  • negative emotions that are here because of the enemy. Now you
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  • don't want to live in you know, in impatience and in jealousy
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  • and envy and strife in unforgiveness and all of these
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  • negative when you live in these emotions, they're brutal and so
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  • we want to make sure that we learn to be emotionally strong.
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  • I mean Galatians 5 talks about the strengths that our spirit
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  • can grow and Holy Spirit and his Word is enough, that you can
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  • literally have fruit that grows in your life of joy and peace,
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  • etcetera. That's what we need. Father, I pray right now those
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  • who have allowed the emotions to just take them up and down and
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  • it's cost them relationships and peace, I pray that it would
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  • stop. They would rise up with strength. They would know joy.
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  • God's joy. They would know peace. God's peace. They would
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  • be patient like the fruit of the spirit teaches. I pray a brand
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  • new chapter opening for them now as they begin to know what
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  • emotions are for. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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