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September 13, 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: When you start messing with people's hearts and
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  • you start judging, talking, this horrible thing
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  • begins to happen to you. You begin to live judged.
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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 Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Matthew 7:1-2 says, don't judge others. He didn't
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  • say it wouldn't be a good idea. He didn't say it's just too much
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  • work. He said, "Don't. Don't judge others, or you will be
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  • judged." God's not talking about Him judging you. He's
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  • saying you will be judged. If you're here, and you feel like
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  • people are always judging you. Guess what? You would judge as
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  • people are always judging you. Guess what? You would judge as
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  • people are always judging you. Guess what? You would judge as
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  • judgement comes to those who judge. Let's read on. "Don't
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  • judge others, or you will be judged. You will be judged in
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  • the same way that you judge others." Let's stop right there.
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  • Everybody judges me. Interesting, isn't it?
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  • Biblically speaking you've brought it on yourself. Either
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  • the Bible is a liar. It's true. Let's move on. "And the amount
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  • you give to others judgment will be given to you or the standard
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  • you use for others will be the standard used for you, with the
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  • measure you measure it, it will be measured to you." If it's a
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  • teaspoon, it's coming back with teaspoons. If it's a shovel,
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  • it's coming at you in shovels. If it's a dump truck, it's
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  • coming back at you in dump trucks. But when you judge, you
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  • will get it back good measure, pressed down, shaken together,
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  • and running over and it will destroy your happiness, your
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  • peace, and your life. So this whole issue of judgment. Now,
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  • what is judgment? Judgment is when you notice something or
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  • somebody and you ask yourself a question, "Why do they do that
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  • to me or why don't they do this to me?" Why? The second you ask
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  • why, you move from what happen to why it happened. One is
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  • simply the external event. The other is an internal motive.
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  • When you start messing with people's hearts and you start
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  • judging, talking, this horrible thing begins to happen to you.
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  • You begin to live judged and you'll feel it. People who judge
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  • others live in incredible fear. What kind of fear? They can't
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  • make relationships work. They don't like being in public. They
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  • don't like being around people and they'll say, "All they do is
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  • talk about me. All they do is judge me." Now, if it's true,
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  • okay? The only way that this works, sowing and reaping, is
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  • you have to be judging first. So the only way to stop this
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  • feeling. This sense of people judging you, talking about you.
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  • You know, looking at your motives, your intentions. The
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  • only way is you've gotta stop judging because we are forbidden
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  • to judge which means to judge the heart. Where your motives
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  • and your intentions are gotta stop and you'd be an observer
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  • but not a judge. Once you do that, all of your relationships
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  • begin to get better. Many of you who can't build relationships
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  • that last will find that all of a sudden you have a joy for
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  • relationships. They begin to work better. And as you walk
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  • this journey in the skills that I'm gonna show you out, as you
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  • walk it out all your relationships get better. Your
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  • kids don't wanna leave you. They wanna stay close because coming
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  • to your house is such a joy, being around you is such a joy
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  • because they don't feel judge. They get around you and they
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  • feel loved, believed in. You're not looking at their faults.
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  • You're looking at their needs. You're not looking at what
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  • they've done and then why is the question. The second you ask the
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  • question why. You are judging people and that judgment is
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  • gonna have horrific consequences in your life and in the
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  • relationship that you judge. We are not to judge others. It is
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  • forbidden and the moment you attempt to, you begin to enter
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  • suffering. Jesus said that offenses will come. Jesus says
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  • pain will come but ongoing suffering in relationship is
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  • given to those who judge. All right. How can we do that? Let
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  • me give you some thoughts. I'm gonna go through about nine. I
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  • might forget to number them but. Oh, you gotta keep in mind
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  • number one. Keeping in mind that nothing has the power to hurt
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  • you until you attach significance to it. Okay? To
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  • determine why somebody did something to you is to make it
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  • really important to you. Why would you make it really
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  • important to you? Because you made a judgment. To give it
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  • importance, that's when the problem arises. Number two, to
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  • make that event important is to give it the power to hurt him.
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  • When you make something important, it now has the power
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  • to hurt you. You are gonna walk to your car today at some point
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  • and you're gonna walk through hundreds of people. Some will
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  • shake your hand or won't shake your hand. Some will smile at
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  • you and won't smile at you. Some will come over and talk to you,
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  • some won't talk to you. So what you gonna do? Make a judgment on
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  • every person let does or doesn't? Some people do. Some
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  • people are so judgmental. They'll tell their friend,
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  • "Yeah, I went to Springs Church today and probably four or five
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  • hundred people didn't shake my hand." Really? You're gonna make
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  • that event, that significant to you? "Well, yeah. Yeah!" And you
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  • watch some people, they're so judgmental. They think they have
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  • a gift. Their spidey senses know things about people. "I could
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  • tell who didn't like me. I could tell it was how short I am or
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  • it's my struggle with the English language or whatever it
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  • is. So to make an event important to you is to give it
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  • the power to hurt you. If brother, this bro I don't shake
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  • his hand and he can't get it out of his mind. He tells his wife.
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  • He tells his kids. He tells his friends. At work he's talking
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  • about it. Tomorrow he's on the phone telling a friend of his
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  • and he's chatting with other volunteers saying, "You know, I
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  • don't know what's going on here." But he is creating this
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  • event and giving it so much importance. That now, this thing
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  • has huge ability to hurt him once he applies what he believes
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  • which is the judgment. So number three, another person's actions
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  • are only as important to you as a judgment you pass. You gotta
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  • keep your brain going today because that is, you'll lose me.
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  • Another person's actions are only as important to you as the
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  • judgments you pass on them. If bro says, "Ah, he didn't see my
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  • hand. I'm so much taller than him. He must probably looking at
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  • my hand." Or and laughing forget about it. It's a done thing. But
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  • if he passes a judgment and he says, "Leon, has an issue with
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  • me." I think it's this. He doesn't know but he's judged my
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  • motive for not shaking his hand. As we go through some of these
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  • things, you are gonna find out how the human race messes up so
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  • many relationships. Now, once he attaches a judgment. Once he
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  • goes, "I know why Leon didn't shake my hand. It's because I
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  • remember back one time when someone probably told him, and
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  • you know what? Yeah, that's why." Once he attaches a
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  • judgment, now he begins to feel pain between him and I. He'll
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  • come to church and he'll see me. Oh, I didn't walk over and shake
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  • his hand again next Sunday. Oh, now that he thinks about it, he
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  • actually sent a card out and I didn't even respond to him. Oh,
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  • see, once a judgment is passed, your brain begins to gather all
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  • the evidence it can to support its hypothesis, to support its
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  • judgment. You can talk to somebody who has judged a
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  • friend, judged their spouse. And when they get done giving you
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  • the evidence, you're convinced, too. It can't be these many
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  • things going on but actually, none of it is true. You simply
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  • have given an event great importance which now has great
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  • ability to hurt you. You have passed a judgment and now that
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  • you've passed a judgment, you literally are gonna begin to
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  • have strife between you and that person. All right, here's a
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  • fourth thing to think about. The judgment that you make based on
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  • your decision about why he did what he did is a choice. It's
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  • your decision. It has nothing to do with his spidey sense. God's
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  • not gonna show him my heart. If God forbids judging people's
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  • heart, why would He show him my heart? He doesn't. Sorry to all
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  • people who think they have the gift of discernment or those who
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  • are here thinking that, "You know, I'm like a cop. God gives
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  • me a real gift. I know what's going on in people's hearts."
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  • Lie. And if you really are getting data, it's not coming
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  • from God. So now, who's messing with you? All right? The
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  • judgment that you make is simply your decision based on your
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  • history, based on your insecurities, based on what
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  • you're going through. And you make this decision and you now
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  • are destroying this relationship because you have made a
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  • judgment. Do you see how often couples can do that? They do
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  • with their kids, their son-in-law, brothers, friends.
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  • And people, the more judgmental you are, the better you are at
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  • judging people. Now, here's what that person will sound like.
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  • "Yeah, I mean, this is really a messed-up church. I can find
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  • something wrong with everybody here."
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  • You kind of go, "Really? I don't even think
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  • that way. I'm looking for the good things. I'm looking for
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  • joy, happiness, and peace and great friendship. And you're
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  • looking for what problems?" Oh, yes. Yeah, I have a gift. You
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  • do. Yes, I have a gift. You put me in somebody and no time fly.
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  • I'll find out. I'll see. I'll sense. I will know. I have
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  • discernment. It's not even a Biblical gift, okay. And you're
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  • using it wrong. All right, the fifth thing I'll put, the degree
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  • of insult or pain that you experience from the actions of
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  • another is based solely on the judgment you pass. It's not
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  • based on actual pain. Nobody can do something to you and make you
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  • feel pain. All they can do is do something to you and there's no
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  • pain until you judge what they do. Once you judge what they do,
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  • the degree of judgment and how big you've made this incident
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  • blow up in your own head. That's the degree of pain that you
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  • feel. You know, when counseling with people from there, you
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  • know, people who have mommy issues and daddy issues, it's
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  • amazing to me how some people can be horribly abused and find
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  • freedom in no time. And others can be hardly anything done to
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  • them and that they're marred the rest of their life. Because it's
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  • not exactly what happen, it's more your judgment of it. So I'm
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  • glad I'm using my bro here because like it can gives you an
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  • example. But if he continues to think about this and he
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  • continues to build it up. Now, the more you focus on something
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  • the bigger it gets. That's what the Bible says in Psalm 34,
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  • O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.
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  • So when you magnify God, you're not making God bigger. You're
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  • making your experience of God bigger. When you worship God,
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  • and you sing about God. I mean, faith rises, hope rises, worship
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  • rises, blessing rises, because you're focused on God. So when
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  • you focus on a hurt, when you focus on an assume painful thing
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  • that you judge. It gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And it
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  • will go something like this, "Yeah, you know, a year ago Leon
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  • walked right past me. He didn't shake my hand. I had my hand up.
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  • There's no way he didn't see it. Cameras will prove it. I went
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  • back and checked the cameras on this one and he didn't. And, you
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  • know, as I've been looking him. There's just a pride and an
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  • arrogance about that man. That I think his best days are over. I
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  • don't think the Word of God is being preached like it should
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  • be. I believed there's a problem with his heart. I believe
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  • because of that, that it's just a sign. I'm glad that I have
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  • noticed that. I am now protecting the rest of the
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  • people from getting to the church in. I've actually helped
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  • some people leave that I think they're gonna hurt by this
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  • arrogant." Like, you'd be surprised where this thing goes
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  • because you do it to your family. All of us do. All of us
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  • are trained judgers. The only way to fix it is to unwire it,
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  • is to go to God's Word and make a decision. The degree of pain
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  • he suffers isn't to the degree I didn't shake his hand. I didn't
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  • shake his hand. I didn't shake his hand. I really didn't shake
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  • his hand. No. What I do did not bring pain. It is the judgment
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  • of what I did that brings pain. Listen to me, some of you here
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  • are so messed up in the head simply because you're the worst
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  • judgers around. And the more you judge, the worse it gets, until
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  • such confusion begins to dominate your life. You can't
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  • tell what is a judgment and what is truth. People who judge like
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  • this, do not hear from God. They lessen their ability to sense
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  • God. They lessen their ability to make wise decisions because
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  • their judgment almost becomes their gift, they think. And
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  • because they're sure that when they judge, "Yeah, that's not
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  • gonna last." They actually have all these negative judgments.
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  • The degree of insult or pain experienced from the actions of
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  • another got nothing to do with the action and everything to do
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  • with the judgment that you pass. Number six, the judgment that
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  • you pass. The judgment that you make as to why he did it, what
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  • was his motives, what are his intentions. Okay, the judgment
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  • you pass is your assumption. There's no way for you to know
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  • because God will not show you another person's heart when He
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  • has forbidden you to judge another person's heart. So when
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  • you go there, it's not accurate. It is guaranteed inaccurate.
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  • It's an assumption. These assumptions though you believe
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  • are real. Once you believe that your judgments are real, you
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  • live a life of believing a lie. Let me ask you a question.
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  • What's the beauty of truth is that when you believe truth, it
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  • brings freedom. And you will know the truth and the truth
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  • will make you free. So when you become a person who judges, you
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  • literally are removing yourself from all ability to know truth,
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  • to see truth, to experience truth. And because you can no
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  • longer experience freedom, you are now experiencing confusion.
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  • Is anybody with me so far? And I'm taking you somewhere. This
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  • is crucial. It's an important thing. Number seven, once you've
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  • passed a judgment on somebody, it now causes you to react
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  • inappropriately. So he has made this experience of me not
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  • shaking his hand so big, talked about it so much, that it's now
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  • has the great ability to hurt him that he passed a judgment.
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  • He's become arrogant. He's become proud. You know, and so
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  • now he's treating me differently. So when I meet him,
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  • it's like, and I'm sensing in the he walks by me, the way he
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  • looks at me. If I engage him in conversation, he's not this
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  • amazing man that I knew. He's talking down to me. He's
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  • evasive. I even see him avoiding me and I can tell there's a
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  • problem here. So he begins to react to me differently. Okay?
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  • Now, anytime you have an action, you have sowing and reaping.
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  • Okay? So if you come on stage, and I push you. You're gonna
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  • push back or fall over. So he begins to act differently to me.
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  • I begin to act differently towards him. Even if I don't
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  • judge him just out of wisdom. If a person is getting weird around
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  • me, and I don't judge him back. I just say, "I need to be
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  • careful. I'm not sure what's going on. So I'm just gonna give
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  • him some space. You know, I don't have to. If I walk towards
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  • me. He walks the other way. When I do see him, he's like I sense
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  • this stuff. So I don't know what bro's going through. Now, if I'm
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  • smart, I'll ask him. Okay? And then that way we can deal it
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  • right away. So passing a judgment causes you to react
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  • inappropriately. There are relationships here right now,
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  • marriages, between children and parents, etcetera. And you don't
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  • realize that somewhere down the road a judgment has been passed.
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  • It could be something like, "They don't love me like they
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  • used to. They're getting like this." And the second that you
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  • judge them, you will react differently, and they will know
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  • it. How many have been around somebody and you just, you know
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  • that the air is dirty, but something is wrong. All of us
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  • can sense things. And so once you've made a judgment, there'll
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  • always be an action. Little or big that action will have a
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  • reaction. And now this relationship has sowing and
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  • reaping that goes into repetitive cycle. And every time
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  • we see each other, we both begin to realize there's something
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  • wrong here. And if we don't have, neither of us has the
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  • wisdom to deal with it, then either this relationship is
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  • going south. And if you're married, you're in big dodo
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  • because neither of you will fix this thing and it's going
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  • somewhere and it's all because judgment. Usually people judge
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  • back. So judge, judging goes back. Now you've got both
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  • judging the other and the other person is again, it literally
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  • giving you evidence that you're right. So number eight, I've
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  • already said it. But the combination of our judgments and
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  • then our unacceptable behavior begins the cycle of sowing and
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  • reaping. Number nine, the last thought and then we'll just
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  • close up. Giving up the right to judge would break the cycle.
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  • Giving up the right to judge would break the cycle of the
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  • pain and the torment and it would save so many
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  • relationships. We have to understand, that the Bible is
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  • the most brilliant book you're ever gonna find about how to
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  • build relationships. In fact, I've not figured divided it up,
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  • but the Bible is the authority on building relationships in
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  • families, building relationships with neighbors, solving problem
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  • with angry people. What do you do for generations? You know,
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  • this whole book is about relationships. Your relationship
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  • with God. Your relationship with your spouse. Your relationships
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  • with generations. Your relationship with people. Your
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  • relationship with a bad deal in business. Your relationship in a
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  • country or under similar laws. The entire Bible is about
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  • relationships. Christianity is about relationships. Your
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  • relationship with God. There are people here right now, you and
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  • God are not close. And you want to know why? You've judged God.
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  • How do I know you've judge God? Because you've asked yourself
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  • why did God allow this to happen in my life? What's the word?
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  • Why. When you judge, it's gonna bring pride. It's gonna bring
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  • control. It's gonna bring a whole host of things you don't
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  • want in a relationship. Stop judging and they'll be a peace
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  • that begins to come to you and then to your relationships.
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  • -LEON: One of the absolute keys to living this Christian life is
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  • to be directed by God. So many people want formulas, so many
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  • people want something they can follow a step by step plan and
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