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August 20, 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: If your life isn't about eternity, then you
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  • have not had a revelation that when your time is up have you
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  • done anything that will change people's eternity.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly. So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Calgary, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Today, I wanna dive into this and I wanna help you with
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  • this one thought. Who are you? And what do you identify with?
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  • What is your identity? You know, when I go through borders and
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  • I'm speaking in different conferences, my passport is very
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  • important, without my passport I can't get across borders. And
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  • without my passport I can't even get back into the country
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  • because they want to know who I am based on borders here on the
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  • planet and who my passport is with. There are ton of things
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  • that you are not experiencing as a Christian. There are ton of
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  • things you're not able to get working in your life because you
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  • have not had an epiphany, an awakening as to who you are
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  • according to God. In 1 Corinthians 3:21, here the
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  • apostle Paul says therefore let no one boast in men. All right
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  • stop right there, leave on the screen if you would. Let no one
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  • boast in men. Or in other words, we're gonna see if we unpack
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  • this, stop boasting about, you know, the French, the Asian, the
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  • First Nation. Stop boasting about all of this little tribal
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  • breakdown in the human race. Stop it. And it goes on to say,
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  • therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours.
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  • So whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas because there was a big
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  • argument in the church then about which group you were with,
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  • Paul, Apollos, Cephas. And so it says, or the world or life or
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  • death, or things present or to come, because all things are
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  • yours the King James says. All are yours. It's not a matter of,
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  • "Well, we're better because of the colour of our skin. We're
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  • better because of our sexuality. We're better because of this. We
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  • are the original. We are the greater. We are the faster. We
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  • are the smarter. We've done test and we know that this is, and we
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  • begin to divide ourselves up. And the apostle Paul is saying
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  • stop boasting in men or stop boasting in the human area of
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  • your life, stop finding your identity. And every one of us
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  • has an identity and we begin to boast about that identity so we
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  • feel better about ourselves. So this tribalism is what we begin
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  • to focus on, we begin to build it up, and we begin to fight for
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  • it. I had a guy the other day, a little while ago, he said, "Hey!
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  • I'm so and so and I'm gay. You okay with that? I said, "You
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  • know, dude, like I don't actually meet guys and ask
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  • myself how they have sex. It's just not really one of my
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  • thinking. I just wanna meet you and if you're a cool guy, we'll
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  • do business. And if I like you, I have coffee and we can even be
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  • friends. But I just don't walk up to people and start thinking
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  • through all their sexual preferences." And, but that
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  • shows you how the world quickly moves to their identity and they
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  • identify with any of these areas. Now, in Colossians
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  • 1:26-29, it says, "The mystery which has been hidden from ages
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  • and from generations, and now has been revealed to His
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  • saints." It's not revealed to those who are not saints. I like
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  • watching some of these brilliant minds debate and they get an
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  • atheist debating a Christian. They always, you know, they
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  • often don't find the smartest Christians in these debates. I
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  • think they do it on purpose. I was listening to a debate the
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  • other day and this guy, you know, very good brain started to
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  • laugh thinking, you know, isn't it amazing that one of the
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  • animals on this planet, human beings really think that they're
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  • special to God over and above all the other animals. And, you
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  • know, it's just such an absorb thinking that you kind of go,
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  • "Well, then save the rabbit on the road instead of your own
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  • daughter. You know, save the bird that you got in your dad.
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  • That it hit you the front of -, It's just, it's so crazy. The
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  • Bible's very clear that when God made the world, that He
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  • decorated it with all sorts of living and beautiful things and
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  • that we should respect it. We should be protecting our planet,
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  • looking after our planet, dealing with people that are
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  • destroying it with chemicals, and making sure this world is
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  • here for future generations. But now, if you really want to get
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  • technical, the Bible says that when He place mankind on the
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  • planet, it was made in His likeness and in His image. In
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  • the Hebrew an exact duplication and kind. I love animals. I love
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  • dogs, cats. I love zoos. I love going to places and I'm in awe
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  • of God's incredible creation. But mankind is made in the
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  • likeness and the image of God. And it doesn't mean just your
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  • physical looks. It's talking about -, You see, my DNA is in
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  • my kids. It's in my grandkids and it's gonna be in their
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  • lineage for generations and generations. And sometimes we
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  • forget that God's DNA is not a physical thing. God's DNA is a
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  • spiritual thing. So when the presence of God came into you
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  • and you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you became born again as
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  • something that it never existed before. And you're not like God
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  • because of a unique physical factor. You're not like God
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  • because you're from the original colour of skin in the middle of
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  • Africa. That you're not like God because you are His chosen
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  • generation as you go through the Israelites. You're like God
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  • because of your spirit. It's alive with Holy Spirit and the
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  • presence of God that is in you. And so when the Bible begins to
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  • look at the human race, it does not break us down. And
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  • especially in this New Testament it brings out even clearer that
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  • we are all the family of God. Now, he says there is family
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  • that is found and there's family that is lost. And that's it!
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  • Jesus simply said I've got sheep in the fold and I'm gonna go get
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  • the one that's lost. They were all His sheep. That doesn't mean
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  • they're gonna make heaven. That's one of the biggest issues
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  • of sharing the gospel, is that free will so powerful that you
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  • make the decision as to whether or not you're gonna worship and
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  • ask Him to come in and forgive you and you become a new
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  • creation. You're made in the likeness and the image of God to
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  • such a degree that you have the same power as God in the area of
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  • decision making. God will protect your right to say no to
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  • Him right to the gates of hell. And then He will not force your
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  • will to serve Him, to become His friend. And that's a whole
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  • another teaching, we'll cover sometime. That really begins to
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  • go into generations and why we see this heartache and hurt in
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  • family lines, in countries, in areas, because a lot of it comes
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  • down, a lot of it comes down to these areas. So God is in me and
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  • all of a sudden, I'm in a God class. Now, here's what a lot of
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  • Christians struggle. They say, "Oh, we cannot think ourselves
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  • as God." I agree, don't be your own God. Hello! But who are we
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  • if we're not in the God class? If we're not -, How can we be in
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  • His family like it kind of, sorry for all you dog lovers.
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  • But it kind of bugs me when I meet dog lovers who, "These are
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  • their kids, and these are our kids." And I understand you love
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  • your dogs. We got dogs, too. We love dogs. I have dogs all my
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  • life. They're cool. They're cute. Love them. But they don't
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  • even compare to my kids. If a car is gonna hit my dog or my
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  • kid. I don't even think about which one to save. Okay? It's
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  • not even a thought that enters my head. Okay, so if my kids are
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  • my kids, then they're in the same class as me. Okay? They're
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  • human beings with bodies and minds and spirits. And so we've
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  • been made in the likeness and image of God has been a highly
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  • controversial topic amongst people because a lot of the
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  • Christian church who thinks they gotta stay humble talks like
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  • this, "Oh, we're not equal with God. We're just sinners. We're
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  • nobody. I'm just a sinner." And some Christians like saying that
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  • all the time because it kind of gives them a chance to go sin
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  • and go, "I'm just a sinner." But that's actually not true. When
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  • you give your life to Christ, the Bible says to the saints in
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  • Galatia, to the saints in Rome, to the saints in Corinth, to the
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  • saints in so and so's house. And they're not called saints
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  • because they're perfect. They're called saints as their identity.
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  • They are new creations. So when Jesus Christ came in you, your
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  • spirit man came alive with the presence of God and its sealed.
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  • Just like a canning jar, its sealed. If anything else gets
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  • you with that canning jar, those pickles are gonna go bad. Your
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  • spirit is sealed and in it is the presence of God. And so when
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  • you do things that are wrong, you do them with your body, you
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  • may do them with your mind. But if you've given your life to
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  • Jesus Christ, then your spirit is sealed. And so you don't have
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  • to worry about the enemy coming in and removing you and taking
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  • you away. Now, there's still a penalty for sinning with your
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  • body and sinning with your mind. It's just not God doing it to
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  • you. It's just those are the boundaries that had been laid
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  • out. Don't get in to incredible anger. I've watched people
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  • who've never control their anger and it begin to get in to mental
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  • problems and issues. I've watched people with intense
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  • jealousy. And month after month, year after year, and it begins
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  • to change the way their emotional makeup, the way they
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  • think. Any negative emotion that is not dealt with the presence
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  • of God, by the Word of God will cause you to begin to become
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  • warped in your thinking. It will become warped in your feelings,
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  • your emotions, and you'll feel your truth. You've got truth.
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  • That's why this is my truth. Well, your truth. No. There is a
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  • truth. So what's your identity? What's your identity? "Well,
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  • Leon, I'm a white male." Hey, I'm a pastor. I'm a father. My
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  • name is Fontaine. Okay, which tribe do you identify with?
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  • Which group are you going through? I'm a doctor. I'm a
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  • lawyer. I'm gay. I'm straight. I'm wealthy. I've got an IQ
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  • above a hundred and whatever and so I'm in that group, the Mensa
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  • group. And everybody is trying to think through what group
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  • they're in. God said you're in my family. And then Jesus said
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  • I'll build my church. So having church like this is crucial. And
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  • being faithful to a church, being planted in the church. You
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  • know, rolling up your sleeves and volunteering in that church.
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  • Giving to that church. Those are crucial. But the whole purpose
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  • for that church is to reach out to everybody else and include
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  • them and say, "Come on in and hear about Jesus. We love you.
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  • We care about you. We wanna include you." So it's not an
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  • inclusive group that keeps out. It's the church that wants to
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  • bring everybody in. It's carrying on this work of Jesus
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  • who says I leave the ninety and nine that are in the fold and I
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  • go after the one. So a church is beautiful. But even there we
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  • shouldn't have this tribalism like we're right, you're wrong.
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  • We're better. You're worse. We've got the best. You're not
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  • quite there. We don't wanna use that kind of thinking because
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  • that kind of thinking begins to cause us to build boundaries and
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  • barriers. Instead, wherever I go, I'll preached in different
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  • denominations around the world. And when I find people who are
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  • open, and they get their identity from who they are in
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  • Christ. Not the name over their door, the name on their
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  • passport, not the colour of their skin, not even their
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  • certain doctrinal beliefs. That is us and that is you. I love
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  • running into people who know right away I'm forgiven. The
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  • blood of Jesus that He shed for me 2.000 years ago was so
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  • incredible, so powerful. That I'm a brand new creation. Now,
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  • you think, "Well, Leon, I know that. I know that. I know that."
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  • Well, let me ask you a question. To know something is to
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  • immediately experience the results of that knowing. Okay?
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  • If just to say you know it and to not to experience the
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  • benefits of that knowing means you don't know it. You think you
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  • do. There has not been a revelation. The word revelation
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  • is literally means the lifting of the veil. You know, veils are
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  • used all through the Old Testament and women would shield
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  • their face, so you couldn't see it. They use the veil into the
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  • temple, in the holy of holies. You couldn't see into the temple
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  • where the Shekinah glory of God was. In tents, they would have
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  • tents for many times as they traveled, and they would use
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  • curtains or veils to separate the sleeping quarters and things
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  • in the tent. And until you move the veil back, you couldn't see
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  • into that room. And the Bible's very clear and there's a mystery
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  • in Colossians 1:26, "The mystery which has been hidden from ages
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  • and from generations, now revealed to His saints. To them
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  • God willed to make known the riches of this mystery." When
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  • you know this mystery, when you get this identity, it changes
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  • the wealth of your life. Everything! And when I say
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  • riches, I just don't mean money. That's the easiest thing to get.
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  • Try to get the sense of joy and purpose and accomplishment and
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  • peace and laughter and family and all that. That's so powerful
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  • as well. It says, "To them God willed to make known what are
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  • the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles,
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  • which is Christ in you." Okay, stop right there. As I was
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  • reading I'm thinking, when I look at my kids, you know, I
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  • don't think this way, but this is making me think this way.
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  • That when I look at my kids, those are my kids and that's my
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  • DNA in there. Okay, they're mine. Okay? Now, here its saying
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  • that there's a mystery and what's in you is God's DNA but
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  • he calls it Christ. The anointed One is in you because God is a
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  • spirit and we who worship, and we must worship in spirit and
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  • truth. So what makes you unique on this planet isn't any colour
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  • of your skin. It's not any kind of extra cerebral power. It
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  • literally is in the spirit realm, demons, angels, God. They
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  • all can see who's you are. It's a spirit DNA. It's Christ that
  • 00:16:47.120 --> 00:16:52.050
  • is in you. You are Gods because Christ is in you, because Jesus
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  • is in you. And if you begin to focus on any other identity, you
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  • limit yourself. You begin to bring yourself down to, "I'm a
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  • white man. You begin to bring yourself down to, "I'm
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  • Canadian." You begin to bring yourself down to -, And if you
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  • begin to recognize who God is in your life then everything that
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  • has to do with God, okay. Everything that has to do with
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  • God begins to be a part. You know, DNA can be track down to
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  • how tall you are, how fast you run, how strong you physically
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  • are. Some people have got fast twitch muscles, some have slow
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  • twitch muscles. Some have incredible ability to judge and
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  • others have phenomenal ability. It will come down through family
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  • in this area, that area. I'm not saying if you can prove it
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  • always. But the abilities you have physically and mentally,
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  • okay? Come down from your forefathers. So the ability you
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  • have spiritually comes down from your Father. And so you've been
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  • able to get your body to work a certain degree whether its job,
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  • career, education, health. You begin to get your mind work to a
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  • certain degree. You can manage a certain kind of work. You got a
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  • certain kind of gifts to use there whether it's with people,
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:10.020
  • not with people. There's lots of ways the world differentiates.
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  • But so few people have understood who they are in
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  • Christ and they get their identity here. When you get your
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  • identity from Christ, your faith will work. I meet so many
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  • Christians who think they're in faith. They haven't in faith a
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  • day in their world. Lucky for them certain prayers and they
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  • have the odd miracle and the odd they'll answer to prayer. But
  • 00:18:33.130 --> 00:18:36.000
  • there is no consistency to the life that shows something at
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  • work in them. And if you wanna walk consistently as sons,
  • 00:18:40.030 --> 00:18:45.180
  • Romans 8, as sons, which means sons. The second you say son,
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:51.140
  • you instantly are saying father, mother. To walk as a son in the
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  • spiritual power that the enemy cannot touch you. And by the
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  • way, the spirit realm overrides all other realms. So when you
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  • start talking about spiritual truths and who you are in Christ
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  • and begin to focus on that. Pray the prayer in Ephesians 1:15,
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  • Ephesians 3:14, Colossians 1:9. And pray these prayers and these
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  • prayers are all about that you might know Him. That you might
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  • have an epiphany as to your calling. And everyone thinks,
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  • "Yeah, what is my calling? Dentist? Doctor? No. That's not
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  • even in the ballpark. That's so far down here. "Yeah, but I'm
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  • one of the award-winning dentist. I'm one of the
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  • award-winning scientist." That still so far down here. A
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  • million years from today, no one's gonna care. A hundred
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  • years from today, no one's gonna care. In eternity and the issue
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  • is, have you given your life to Christ? And it's whatever you
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  • use your gifts and abilities and your life for, is it attach to
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  • the kingdom of God? So that His kingdom is advancing and that
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  • everywhere you go your helping us. I was chatting with a person
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  • the other day, my time is almost up, I'm talking faster. I was
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  • talking to a person the other day and they had a loved one
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  • that was going into eternity. And so I said, "What do you
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:08.160
  • mean? He said, "Well, they don't believe it's gonna be, any time
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  • now, a day or two." Are they conscious? "Oh, yes." Do they
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  • know Jesus? "Well, I don't know. I mean, you know, it's just,
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  • that's kind of up to them. I've never really been a person that
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  • pushed." I said, "Stop. Do you even believe the Bible? Do you
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  • believe the Bible?" And they go, "Well, of course, I believe the
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  • Bible." Then, do you believe that heaven is the home for
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:37.170
  • those who are born again? And if somebody isn't spiritually
  • 00:20:37.180 --> 00:20:41.170
  • alive, they can't even exist in heaven even if God wanted to
  • 00:20:41.180 --> 00:20:45.020
  • bring them in. That's like all the ice cubes having a revolt
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  • because they want to get into the fire. They can't exist
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  • together. Sin cannot exist in the presence of God. Until your
  • 00:20:51.240 --> 00:20:55.250
  • spirit man has made alive with the presence of God. You can't
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  • exist even if He says come on in. So I said to them, I said
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  • like, go find out. "What if I offend them?" I said, "They got
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  • 24 hours to live. I don't think offence is the issue." Off is
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  • off. If the light switches off, it's off. They can't get more
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  • off than off. And you got hours to determine and help them make
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  • a decision for Christ, which determines where they spend
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  • eternity. I want to challenge you today that not only how you
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  • live your life. It needs to have eternal meaning. Yes, I'm so
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  • glad that you're feeding the hungry. Yes, I'm so glad that
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  • you are repairing and stitching up the broken arm. So glad that
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  • you are a part of life and community and everyone has gifts
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  • and abilities to use on this planet. I love that and I'm all
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  • into that. But today, I'm just saying if your life isn't about
  • 00:21:48.100 --> 00:21:51.230
  • eternity, then you have not had a revelation that when your time
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  • is up, have you done anything that will change people's
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  • eternity? You're not Canadian. You're not First Nation. You're
  • 00:22:01.110 --> 00:22:06.190
  • not African. You're not Asian. You're not Russian. And yes, I
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:11.000
  • have no problem being proud of the fact I'm Canadian, but I
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  • don't get my identity from that, because I got my family all over
  • 00:22:14.160 --> 00:22:17.150
  • the world with a different identity as far as their
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  • nationality. And I don't get my identity from my white skin. I
  • 00:22:20.280 --> 00:22:24.120
  • don't know why all those white guys are trying to get tan to
  • 00:22:24.130 --> 00:22:26.290
  • look brown. I mean, the issue is not the colour of our skin. The
  • 00:22:27.000 --> 00:22:30.090
  • issue is not our original language. So many people in
  • 00:22:30.100 --> 00:22:33.090
  • North America think that, you know, God speaks English. That's
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:36.120
  • the language Jesus spoke. God speak every language. And as you
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  • get your identity from Christ, everything in your world is
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  • gonna change. You'll see people differently. It doesn't mean we
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  • water down the gospel. We all just get along and we're all
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  • love. No. There's a decision each human being must make about
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:55.000
  • their eternity and their life on this planet is a time frame to
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  • make a decision to choose who will you choose. Life or death.
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  • Blessing or cursing. You have a mystery identity. I have no
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  • problem celebrating. Don't get me wrong. I have no problem
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  • celebrating your roots. I have no problem, you know, looking a
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  • certain way and this is the way we dress here and there. All of
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  • that is beautiful, wonderful. I think it's gorgeous. We got a
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  • world filled with variety. There's awesome food, skin
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  • colour, the way we dress, languages, songs, tribal dances.
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  • And, you know, all of those things can be beautiful. But
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:32.260
  • your identity better not come from there or you will be
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  • limited to only the abilities that tribe has, and God is
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  • saying you have everything in identifying with me as a child
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  • of God, a son of God, a daughter of God. And there is
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  • where you will find the power to bring change.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Did you know, that you were created to be loved by
  • 00:24:01.210 --> 00:24:04.110
  • God? So many Christians are living under the false illusion
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  • that somehow they were designed to work at getting to heaven.
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  • This simply isn't true. God is your Father, and you are His
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  • child. No works will ever change that. It's time to jumpstart
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  • your heart. This audio series from Leon Fontaine will refresh
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  • you like no other. When you come to a clear understanding of
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  • God's unconditional love with help from Holy Spirit, you
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  • unlock the miraculous in your life, and make incredible
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  • supernatural strength available. God wants you to believe in and
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  • receive His love wholeheartedly. Jumpstart your heart today,
  • 00:24:38.090 --> 00:24:42.280
  • aligning your beliefs with God's Word, and seeing yourself how
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  • God sees you, is the first step to starting an incredible
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  • journey. One that will leave you transformed, and better
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  • positioned to step into your God-given destiny.
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  • -LEON: You know, your words are powerful. The Bible teaches us
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  • in Ephesians 6:17, that the sword of the Spirit, which is
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  • how you fight and move forward in life, is the Word of God
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  • praying always with all manner of prayer. So when you know
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  • God's Word, you must speak it if you want to see results. It's
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  • powerful to think God's Word. I do that all the time. It's
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  • powerful to meditate on God's Word. I do that all the time.
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  • It's power to dream about God's Word. I do that all the time.
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  • But after you do those three things, you must speak His Word,
  • 00:25:39.270 --> 00:25:43.290
  • speak His promises, and declare your future. Father, I pray
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  • right now that You would touch them in a beautiful powerful
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  • way. And that whatever they desire as the outcome for the
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  • situations they're going through. That they would begin
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  • to speak promises from Your Word and declare, this is my life for
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  • the future. Father, I pray right now that they would recognize
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  • that everything they put their hand to is blessed. That they
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  • would recognize that their bodies are temple of God and
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  • health and healing is theirs in the name of Jesus. Father, I
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  • stand with them as they declare the salvation of their family.
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  • We declare the future is secure because Jesus has qualified us
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  • for every promise. Father, I pray right now, help them to
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  • speak out loud Your Word instead of fearfully retreating into
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  • silence. In Jesus name, amen.
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