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Experience God's Love

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November 16, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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Experience God's Love

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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: You are designed to feel loved,
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  • valued, significant, and if you don't,
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  • you will look in all the wrong places to get it.
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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 every day of your life. You are moving
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  • towards the person God designed you to be here. You're getting
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  • stronger, happier or you're moving away from the person God
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  • has made you to be and you'll feel locked up. You will
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  • literally feel hemmed in. You'll feel stuck. And so many people
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  • struggle and don't know how to walk this life out with freedom,
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  • to walk was like out of the way God designed them to be. A lot
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  • of times they will begin to look for their problems and the
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  • hunting for all their negative problems because they think that
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  • solving your problems is gonna make you more emotionally
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  • healthy but usually if you focus on all your negative problems,
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  • you end up more messed up than you were before, you know life's
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  • not complicated. In fact, Fred Rogers you know him he said the
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  • life is deep and simple. What society gives us is the shallow
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  • and complicated. We need to understand that when God made
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  • you, He designed you to be loved by Him. And that this love would
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  • meet a need so deep that nothing else would meet it. Now when I
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  • use the word love I mean valued. Because God loves you, might
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  • mean something to one person but it actually means value. God
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  • puts incredible value on you and you can look for that value in
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  • your giftedness, you can look for that sense of feeling
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  • valued, feeling loved from your spouse, you can look for this
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  • need in your children and people loving you and caring about you,
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  • there's just so many ways of this world yes when it comes to
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  • this emptiness of not knowing God's love for them and not
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  • experiencing God's love for them. You were designed to feel
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  • loved, valued, significant and if you don't you will look in
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  • all the wrong places to get it. You begin to go into pleasures.
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  • You might going to drugs, try to anesthetise the pain that you
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  • feel. Most people haven't got a clue as to why they feel so.
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  • Just out of sorts, they just feel some stock. They just feel
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  • so and they can't control the emotional make up because one of
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  • the hugest issues is this issue of where do you get your
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  • significance from? What do you look to for a sense of value?
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  • This world has nothing in it it's going to make you feel that
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  • way, only it can only come from God. There's a verse in the
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  • Bible that is just powerful and I want to read it to you from
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  • Ephesians 3. When I first wanted to learn how to pray properly
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  • because prayer is powerful. Prayer impacts countries. The
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  • Bible shows us that prayer impacts homes, families, cities,
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  • situations but most people don't have a price they just kind of
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  • pray begging, bugging, pleading prayers and they learn from the
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  • Old Testament and very few people have learned to release
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  • the power that is in prayer after the cross when Jesus died
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  • on the cross and so what I did was I went and I just found all
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  • of Paul's prayers. Wherever Paul would pray in the New Testament
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  • I would find that prayer and I would just literally print it
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  • out and see what that prayer was about. Well there's a prayer
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  • that Paul always prayed in Ephesians 3 and it's amazing
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  • here's what it says starting in verse 14. For this reason I bow
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  • my knees to the father of our lord Jesus Christ from whom the
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  • whole family in heaven and earth is named that he would grant you
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  • according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with
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  • might, another version says, power. Through his spirit. In
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  • the inner man. This is a prayer for power, a prayer for
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  • strength, a prayer that anchors you, solidifies you, brings your
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  • mind, your emotions, your spirit, your physical body
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  • everything about you becomes just powerful and here's what it
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  • is. It says and when it goes on that Christ may dwell in your
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  • hearts through faith and that you would be rooted, grounded in
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  • love. I used to read that verse and go love, love, love, love,
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  • yeah we really love. But he's not talking about a little love
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  • with a couple cupids bows and arrows make a guy fall in love
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  • with the girl. This love is this powerful amazing love that it
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  • brings strength inside of you. It empowers you, it literally
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  • roots you, grounds you. You know outside of my parents' house in
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  • Selkirk, Manitoba. There was this humongous oak tree I mean
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  • it went way up on how high it would go but the trunk just a
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  • massive and when the when would begin to blow and all the leaves
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  • are on that tree can you imagine the pressure. If a sail catches
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  • some wind and moves a boat this tree, I don't know what in the
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  • world to thing up when the wind would blow but it had to have
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  • roots soul deep that anchored that thing. If you want to know
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  • what anchors the human psyche. If you want to know what anchors
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  • you emotionally, relationally, spiritually, financially,
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  • physically, the anchor to your life is that you must have your
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  • roots deep in God's love. Now that word love it means a God's,
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  • it is a God sense of how much you value issue. You are
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  • valuable. This love is not this little, it is a love, it is a
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  • powerful force and if God is love then if you are anchored,
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  • rooted in here this is saying it must be rooted and anchored in
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  • love then it says able to comprehend with all the saints,
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  • the width, the length, the depth and the height to know the love
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  • of Christ which passes knowledge that you may be filled with the
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  • fullness of God. This is all talking about love. This value,
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  • this hour just secures you, anchors you. It literally does
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  • so much for you and then listen to what the continuum is here.
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  • It says now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly
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  • above all that we ask or think, it says, according to the power
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  • that is at work in us. What's the power at work in us? Love.
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  • Love and Romans 5:5 says the love of God is shed abroad in
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  • our heart by the Holy Spirit. So this love, this incredible power
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  • if you do not have your roots in that, you will put your roots in
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  • something else. If you're so good looking that it got you
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  • your job, gets you know your spouse, gets you all the things
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  • then you've got the sense of significance in your looks. If
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  • it's your talented, if you've got abilities and gifts, if
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  • you've got money, if you got a persuasive tongue most people
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  • have their roots of their significance anchored in
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  • something other than the love of God and the problem with this is
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  • it's a counterfeit to what you really need and where you draw
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  • your value, your love from if it's not Jesus then it is a
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  • counterfeit love and it'll be toxic to your relationship
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  • because at some point that thing will not feed you and anchor you
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  • into the strength and the peace and the joy that only God's love
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  • can break. Somewhere in their life, you know at first, when a
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  • singer gets on a stage and the whole crowd goes crazy. You hear
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  • them screaming for blocks from the stadium. It's one of the
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  • most intoxicating feelings that singer could ever have. The
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  • thing is though that they put their worth, their significance
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  • in that. And so every time they go to a concert there's just and
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  • oh, man and they feed on that. They become confident, they
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  • become you know everywhere they go you just sense this aura of
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  • incredible confidence because they got so much love. They've
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  • got so many people just screaming you're valuable,
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  • you're loved but then they realized at some point every
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  • person who's on a stage acting, singing if you are at the top of
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  • your heap, they begin to realize at some point in your life it
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  • might take a decade or 2 or 3, you begin to realize they don't
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  • love me. They love my gift. And there's a big difference between
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  • your gift and you. And so if you're not performing. You're
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  • not receiving the accolades, the sense of significance. You know
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  • you can get it from your spouse for a while but they have no
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  • ability to give you enough of this phenomenal powerful valuing
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  • love. There's no there's no way they can give you what you need.
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  • Only God. And the most crucial thing for a Christian to do when
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  • they give their life to Christ is to believe the love of God
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  • through God's word. As you begin to get into God's word, you will
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  • see you'll anchor this love in what Jesus did for you when he
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  • died on the cross, when he took yours, when he took your
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  • punishment and the curse of the law and he rose a gain and gave
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  • you a new life when you begin to follow Jesus and realize what he
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  • did for you. you begin to believe this love is love that
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  • is not believed is not felt. And then you must learn to
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  • experience this love every day. That's what it means in
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  • Ephesians 3 when it says to know the love of Christ. If you
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  • struggle in this area, take this prayer in Ephesians 3:14 on and
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  • pray it over yourself every day it will radically change you
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  • because you will begin to remove every sense of significance and
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  • love and from the people and the things and the gifts on the job
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  • in the career and you begin to just put it on Christ. Now as
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  • you receive this incredible power. This calm, this peace,
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  • this ability to walk in the gifts and the things that you
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  • have now it flows in an even more powerful way. You know a
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  • continuum, when you look at the last verse here it says now to
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  • him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above
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  • all that you can ask or think. When you go to Mark 4 I love the
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  • way the Amplified puts it there in verse 22 and on where it
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  • talks about when you allow God's word, God's love to begin to
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  • impact your heart it says your life begins to flow and grow
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  • beyond anything you could imagine, anything you could ask,
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  • anything you could think because everywhere you go you're not
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  • looking. For your significance, you're not all looking to feel
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  • good about yourself, you're not looking to rise up so people to
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  • see how gifted you are and how valuable and all of those things
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  • because it just destroys you, it's toxic. Only the love of God
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  • we must be rooted, we must be grounded in this love. Man was
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  • created to be loved. God did not create him to do a function
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  • where he doesn't need love, doesn't need God. He was
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  • actually created to be loved by God, you're in his family and so
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  • self worth where do you get your self worth from? It was bestowed
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  • upon mankind. Honor. Worth. Love, value, significance, why
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  • are you significant? Why are you valuable? We have to go, I don't
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  • know, if it's not my gifting, if it's not my looks, if it's not
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  • what I do for people where do I find it? It was bestowed upon
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  • you. Love is a gift and when love becomes anything else it's
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  • not a gift. If you raise kids and you make them earn your
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  • love, you are creating them for incredible failure. If that son
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  • is receiving more love when he gets touchdowns or when he
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  • scores high, if that child is receiving more love because of
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  • the marks on their report card or because they clean their
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  • room, you must remove love from what you used to train your
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  • children. Oh, man I still trained our kids, Sal and I, I
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  • mean you're going to clean your room. You're gonna be working.
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  • You're going to get marks at school but it never affected the
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  • love. There are other consequences but never our love.
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  • When you use love or you unknowingly begin to use love so
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  • that kids begin to feel unloved if they don't perform. You just
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  • raised, they're not understand, they are in a counterfeit love
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  • that is toxic and that man will grow up always driven to succeed
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  • at the cost of his family, his health, his marriages, his
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  • grandkids everything because he just needs that so bad. It's his
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  • sense of well being and significance and it's so off
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  • course you'll destroy everything that he loves. There are people
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  • who do not know what God's love is and so therefore they don't
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  • know how to receive love and they don't know how to give
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  • love. And so you are a person who is stuck in this world,
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  • doing what you know but feeling so out of sorts. There's no
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  • strength deep in your inner man. When you are doing well with
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  • your giftedness, when you are doing well with people there's a
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  • little bit of a sense of achievement but it'll never last
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  • because nothing works. Your roots in God's love is the only
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  • thing that will take you through the rest of your life, every
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  • season of life, everything that you do, every thing that attacks
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  • you when your roots are deep in the love of God, there's a
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  • confidence that is something no person, no skill, no giftedness
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  • could ever give you. When you look at God's love you begin to
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  • recognize that mankind has a heart that is aching to be
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  • valued and to be loved but they don't know by what. So they go
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  • after all these crazy things, if you try to please people. It'll
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  • work for a while there's no way for you to please people enough
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  • to get what you need deep on the inside. The Bible says also the
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  • fear of man is a snare. When you begin to give your self worth,
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  • your significance of people around you then you're always
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  • going to be doing what it takes to make them celebrate you which
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  • often to do the right thing means you don't do what
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  • everybody else wants. By the way the crowd is rarely right. Show
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  • me one example in the Bible where the crowd was right.
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  • Almost never. When you begin to get rooted in God's love it is
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  • the only way you will have the wisdom to handle relationships
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  • situations, business situation because once you step out of
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  • this love walk and out of your rootedness in Christ you then
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  • begin to depend upon other things. Now and I'll give you a
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  • quick example, does not mean that I'm gonna let people walk
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  • all over me. Let's say that I've got a family member you know one
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  • of my brothers or sisters and I love them okay but their
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  • behavior is worrying me. Well I'm going to go into business
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  • with them. I'm not gonna let my kids. Well that's not love. No,
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  • love doesn't mean you give people what they want. The Bible
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  • says speak truth or walk in truth but in love. This ability
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  • to walk in love to speak the truth in love, it causes you to
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  • act and to feel and to live on this planet away the world has
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  • never seen before. You've got to be rooted in this love. In
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  • Romans 5:5, this is the love of God is shed abroad in your
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  • heart. Where do you feel the love of God? You don't feel it
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  • in your head. You feel it in your heart. Now I'll give you an
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  • example and I'm gonna have to stop there. Your 5 senses you
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  • know if someone was to say to you I love you. But you can't
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  • hear because some people are deaf then you're not receiving
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  • or recognizing or experiencing that love. If someone writes you
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  • a message. I love you so much and explains how much they love
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  • you but you're blind and can't see then you can't experience
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  • their love being shown you. You can't experience that love you
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  • can see. If God's love is shed abroad in our heart, it is not
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  • shed abroad in our bodies, not shed abroad in our mind. God's
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  • love the shed abroad in your heart which you've never taken
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  • the time to, the Bible says that this heart is the deepest center
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  • of your being but you should guard it, you should plant God's
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  • word, you should never allow it to get hard, you should never
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  • allow it to get slow, you should never allow this, God does not
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  • look after your heart it is up to you and the heart is the
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  • control center of your life. It's deciding what your future
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  • is doing and so we must be rooted and grounded in love. We
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  • must begin now begin to get into God's word, get out to church,
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  • get in some great teaching and begin to feed yourself God's
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  • word. And as you do you become aware of your heart. Become
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  • aware of God's love, you begin to know his love. Others might
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  • hate you. You might go through a period of everything that you
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  • think was yours gets lost but if this sense of love is God loves
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  • me, the creator of the universe made me placed me on this planet
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  • has a plan for my life, no one else can remove this love that
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  • He gives me. So Leon you don't know what I've done. Well
  • 00:21:03.160 --> 00:21:07.200
  • interestingly enough, your behavior doesn't change the love
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  • of God. You can't earn more love by being good. I'll give you an
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  • example Jesus is 30 years of age. Know the Bible is silent
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  • about him from age 12 to age 30. He appears on the scene when
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  • John the Baptist is baptizing people. John sees him and says
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  • behold the lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world
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  • and Jesus comes down and John baptizes him. When he does I'm
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  • really making the store cutting into it. A voice comes out of
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  • heaven and God speaks and he says this. Behold my loved son.
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  • Beloved son in whom I am well pleased. Listen, Jesus hadn't
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  • done anything yet. Hadn't done a miracle, hasn't walked on the
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  • water, hadn't raised the dead widow's son, hadn't died on the
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  • cross. He hasn't done anything yet. Yet the voice God says,
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:16.160
  • behold my son. I love him. And I'm pleased with him. See if you
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  • could get past all the religious messages you've heard and the
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  • things that had been said, people understand and recognize
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  • that God is in love with you. God is well pleased with you. So
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  • Leon, what about my behavior? Well in your vertical
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  • relationship between you and God, Jesus is the one that
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  • secured that. Now in your horizontal relationship you will
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  • be messed up. What do I mean? Well if you're thief I'm not
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  • going to hire you to work for me. No one else will either. If
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  • you're gonna punch people out no one 's going even let you in
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  • their house or around. Why? Because the things that you do
  • 00:22:54.020 --> 00:22:57.150
  • affect all of your horizontal relationships but the
  • 00:22:57.160 --> 00:23:01.000
  • relationship between you and God okay was solidified. It was
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  • because of Jesus' death on the cross this righteousness, this
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  • love, it's just more so wherever you are in the biggest mess
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  • going or maybe you're really successful but realizing how
  • 00:23:17.040 --> 00:23:20.000
  • empty it can be, if you're there you'll need to anchor your roots
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  • in the love of God.
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  • -LEON: I often talk about unconditional love or toxic
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  • love. This is an important thing to understand because toxic love
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  • is when you love somebody when they earn your love and it's
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  • usually the way most of the planet shows their love. If you
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  • love me, I'll love you. We can even raise our kids where we
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  • show them greater love when they achieve more. Now we need to
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  • encourage them to achieve but love must be like this. I love
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  • you the way you are as messed up or as perfect, whatever you
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  • think you are and so this unconditional love is an
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  • unconditional value. That's the word for love in the Bible. It
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  • means to value so I'm gonna value you as a person even when
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  • you mess up, when you destroy your own ability to get
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  • anywhere, when you're not a nice person you still have value
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  • because God wants you to choose Him and when I love my children,
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  • even if they don't reciprocate, even if they're not gonna show
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  • me love and value. God loves you. We call that unconditional
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