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His Peace, His Presence

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December 23, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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His Peace, His Presence

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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: I pray that in this Christmas season, that one
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  • of the things you're going to make a decision about, I am
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  • going to have the life of Jesus. The mind, the emotions of Jesus.
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  • I want that flowing in my life.
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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: Hey everybody, welcome. It's good to have you with us.
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  • We're in the Christmas season, and I love teaching around the
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  • Christmas story, or the story of the birth of Jesus and why and
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  • how, and what did this mean? A lot of people don't even know
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  • why Jesus came to the planet. Or why He was born. That miracles
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  • were taking place. Did you know that when Jesus was born, a
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  • large percentage of all of the prophecies, the predictions that
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  • men and women made in the Old Testament all came to pass in
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  • this 33-year period? And that's what stuns people is that of all
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  • the predictions in the Bible. Now, Christians will call them
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  • prophecies. And you know, people are fascinated by the prophecies
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  • of Nostradamus, or they'll find the prophecies of somebody else
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  • that predicted stuff, and they're so vague and so peculiar
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  • that people you know, they go, wow. But when you get into the
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  • Bible, did you know that the predictions that are made in the
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  • books from hundreds and thousands of years before Jesus
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  • came, told the town that He was born in, how He would die. I
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  • mean, the places that He would go. I mean, scripture after
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  • scripture predicts the things that Jesus did. You know, a
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  • person can't control where they're going to die, unless
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  • they're going to commit suicide. People say well Jesus just
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  • controlled all that. Not a chance. How do you control where
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  • you were born? And how do you control the things that go on in
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  • your life? These predictions, these prophecies, that were made
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  • all through the Old Testament, just phenomenally came to pass
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  • when Jesus was born. And then other things that He did during
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  • His life were predicted. How He died, where He died, the fact He
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  • was going to die between two thieves. I mean, the list is
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  • endless. If you're fascinated by people who can predict the
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  • future, prophesy and things happen, the Bible is the most
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  • amazing. Go pick up a great Christian book about the
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  • prophecies of the Bible that have happened. We are far past
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  • 80 percent of the prophecies that are in the Bible have been,
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  • they've come to pass exactly the way they were predicted. There
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  • is no prophecy that was predicted that could ever be
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  • found, well that wasn't quite right. No, they happened exactly
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  • as they said. And the remainder of the predictions for the
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  • future that the Bible has, are going to happen exactly as they
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  • predicted. So, the Bible is worth studying. It's
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  • fascinating. You know, one of the things I get to do as the
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  • CEO of the MIRACLE CHANNEL, and as a talk show host, is I have
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  • had the chance to meet and interview some of the most
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  • brilliant minds in Hebrew and Greek, some of the most
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  • brilliant minds in our sciences. And, they all are in awe of the
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  • Bible. You know, there are thousands upon thousands of the
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  • most brilliant people alive today. You'd think they'd all be
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  • atheists because they like to mock Christians. But the men and
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  • women that I've interviewed who are in their fields or in more
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  • than one field, considered brilliant. They literally will
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  • say the Bible is the most amazing, stunning book. For
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  • psychology, it will show you things that affect the human
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  • psyche. They will split up the human being into three, or
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  • actually four, parts. You're a three-part being, but then how
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  • does the heart work in there? It will show you how to handle
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  • emotions, how to handle beliefs, it will show you how to deal
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  • with things like PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders,
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  • I mean. The Bible is the most stunning book when it comes to
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  • psychiatry, psychology. Then go to the sciences. You know,
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  • Archaeology, there's never been a dig or a find that has
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  • disproven the Bible. In fact, if you pick up some great books on
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  • Archaeology, you will find out that every discovery that has
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  • ever been made, does nothing but prove the Bible is the most
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  • accurate book you'll ever find. Where it says that city was, and
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  • how it was destroyed, etc, the Bible. And if there is something
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  • that seems to disprove the Bible, just wait a little longer
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  • and you'll find a new discovery will fix their interpretation of
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  • their find. So, it doesn't matter which direction I've
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  • gone. I have become in awe of the Bible. Now, there's a
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  • missing piece in every person on the planet when it comes to,
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  • God's Word, when it comes to just living. Every one of us is
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  • going to deal with a sense of insecurity. A sense of being
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  • insignificant. This fearful of punishment that anything I do
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  • wrong I'm going to be punished for. My life's going to grow, go
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  • bad. And all of us deal with this all this time. This kind of
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  • sense of impending doom. This Murphy's Law that things are
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  • going so good, something's going to go wrong. And one of the
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  • things that Jesus does when you give your life to Him, is He
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  • gets you out of those beliefs. Because if you have those
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  • beliefs that my life's going to go down, bad things are going to
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  • happen to me. The Bible says that Jesus teaches us that
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  • according to your faith, or according to what you believe,
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  • right or wrong, so be it done unto you. And so it's crucial if
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  • you are believer listening to me today, that you get your beliefs
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  • corrected according to scripture. And if you're not a
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  • Christian, it's crucial that the most amazing belief is to
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  • believe on Jesus. And then let Him begin to change the deepest
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  • of your heart beliefs about you, your future, etc. And the
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  • Christmas story is where this all is powerfully took place for
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  • us. The Christmas story is for you to personalize, because the
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  • Christmas story is for you. It's about you. It's not a 2.000 year
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  • old story that's cute. That you've got the baby in the
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  • manger, and the animals etc. No, because of the Christmas story,
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  • you can find a relationship with God, through Jesus, that removes
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  • all the fear. Removes even this nature of sin. You know, so many
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  • people know that Leon, people tell me Leon, I don't think I
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  • can give my life to Christ because if I give my life to
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  • Him, I just know that there's something deep on the inside of
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  • me. I like what I'm doing and there's no way I could change
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  • because I don't want to. But you have to understand, that when
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  • Jesus, this Jesus who was born in a manger, and 33 years later
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  • died on a cross. That when He died, and you accept Him as your
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  • Saviour, your sin nature is gone. Your, you now have the
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  • nature of Christ in your spirit. Now, your mind and your body can
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  • continue to do sinful things. But your nature, is the nature
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  • of Christ. And Jesus is sealed in your spirit, the Bible says.
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  • And so even though you're trying to deal with things in your
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  • physical body, your mind, as you're working on stuff. You
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  • don't have two natures. You don't have a sinful nature and a
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  • nature that is righteous. You only have one nature that's in
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  • your spirit, and that's the nature of Jesus. The nature, you
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  • are righteous, you are healthy, you are whole. Now, you do have
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  • to take and use God's Word and allow Holy Spirit to help you to
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  • get rid of some of the habits and the beliefs and as you get
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  • rid of wrong beliefs, that are subconscious. They are below
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  • your conscious thinking. And they've been placed there by
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  • your upbringing, parents, teachers, traumatic things that
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  • happened to you, have all created a belief system. I call
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  • it, it's your BS. Belief system. That control how you look at the
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  • world, how you think about yourself. That Jesus, when He
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  • comes in, He brings a peace, a joy. And His Word, it begins to
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  • change you. And you begin to live out who you are. One of the
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  • most crippling things that the Christmas story changes, but
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  • that so many Christians have, is this sense about them that
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  • nothing's ever going to go right, that I'm just a poor
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  • sinner. You know, barely saved by grace. No you're not. Because
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  • of Jesus, you are righteous when you accept Him. Now, the Bible
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  • has got some interesting things about this because I wanted to
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  • go focus on peace. And, how that God's presence changes you.
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  • Before you give your life to Jesus, and become born again,
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  • your peace and your joy, all the positive feelings, will always
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  • be situational. For example, you'll be happy when things are
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  • happening. You'll be at peace when your entire life is
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  • peaceful. But how long can, is everything going to be peaceful?
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  • Somebody else is going to bring horror or terror, or fear into
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  • your life, whether it's a coworker lying about you, a
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  • neighbour that steals from you, a person that blogs about you.
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  • We live in a world where you, if your peace is because you've got
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  • all the situations in your life peaceful, only heaven's going to
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  • have that. So, the peace that we can have with Jesus, isn't a
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  • peace that comes from peaceful situations, although I love
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  • those. It comes from deep inside. So that even though
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  • situations I'm walking through, there's fear, they're harsh,
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  • they're hard. Your peace comes from the presence of God within
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  • you. Most people only have joy when their life is in a joyful
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  • season. Their life has no hurtful things going on. They
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  • are joyful. But did you know that we can learn, I've learned
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  • that in the midst of whatever's going on externally because I
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  • trust God and I know that good things will come to pass because
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  • Jesus came that I might have a life, have it more abundantly,
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  • beautifully, that I can be and have joy now. So this joy isn't
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  • from my situations. Although I can still have an increase of
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  • joy. The Bible says ask and you shall receive, that your joy may
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  • be full. More joy comes when things are great. But I live in
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  • joy and walk in joy, because I've learned to enjoy His joy.
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  • Jesus is within me. And if you're a believer, He's within
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  • you. And there's a joy, and I've been speaking to Christians all
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  • around the world, that we, these are foundational teachings. Yet,
  • 00:12:28.170 --> 00:12:32.230
  • how come so many Christians are so depressed, unhappy, just like
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  • the world. Where there's almost no difference than the world.
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  • But God needs you to find His peace, His joy. He needs you to
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  • begin to use faith and change your exterior world so the world
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  • can look at us as ambassadors for Jesus. And His kingdom, and
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  • go I want what you've got. You say well what have I got? You've
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  • got peace when I don't. You've got joy when I don't. You know,
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  • when I was working in a hospital as a paramedic, there would be
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  • situations like financial situations where we were, we
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  • weren't getting increases in our salary. And, people would say,
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  • you know, we're not going to get a raise and they'd all be out of
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  • sorts about this. And I'd go out, this doesn't really matter,
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  • I don't look to the unions or to the hospital for my future. I
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  • believe the blessing of the Lord is upon me, and if He can't
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  • bless me through my career, He will find other ways to bless
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  • me. I remember one year chatting with some guys, and well what do
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  • you mean? I said, well, I said actually we can't afford to go
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  • on holidays this year because we picked up our own, our first
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  • home, we got a couple kids, and financially can't afford it but
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  • you know what? A friend popped by and said Leon, a guy who
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  • rented my cabin on the lake, he cancelled out and he lost his
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  • money for it so it's there, would you like to spend a week
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  • at a cabin on the beach? Well, I could never afford it at that
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  • time in my life, a cabin on a lake with my own beach. But I
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  • got an entire week, and in fact that year, it happened three
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  • times. When you believe God, you stop looking at the world, the
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  • career, your career. The union, God can bless you any way you
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  • know how. When you start looking at your job, as the only way to
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  • get ahead. You're making a huge mistake. I know so many people
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  • who needed a car, and all of a sudden they ran into a situation
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  • for a vehicle they could never afford in a situation, and God
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  • just worked a miracle. And they were able to find good deals.
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  • They thought the only way they could afford a car was to have
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  • an increase at the jobs so they put all of their focus on their
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  • boss, and on getting an increase. Listen. Believe God
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  • for increase. But when you can't be increased through your boss
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  • and your salary, God can meet your need a ton of other ways.
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  • And so just trust Him. In fact, I tell people when it comes to
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  • believing God for Him to move and bless your life, there's two
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  • things you should never focus on. When, and how. For example,
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  • if you're believing God to meet a need, and it's going to happen
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  • by today at 2:00, and it's now 2:05, your faith goes out the
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  • window because you put a timeframe on God. Or, telling
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  • God how. God's going to meet my needs, I'm going to get a raise
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  • from my job. And when you don't get the raise from your job,
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  • you're thinking oh, God why didn't you answer? Because you
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  • don't tell God how. Nowhere in the Bible do people tell God
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  • how. You just tell Him what the need is, and what you need, and
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  • believe for the answer. And let Him supply it. In fact, it's
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  • usually going to be the way you don't understand or go wow God
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  • did it this way, I never even thought of it that way. Because
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  • He wants to show you He can bless you. The Christmas story
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  • is about God sending His Son to restore His family. And as you
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  • come into the Christmas season, I want you to understand that
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  • there's a peace that Jesus provides. And if you have not
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  • given your life to Him, do that. Just say Jesus, forgive me. Come
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  • into my heart, and begin to find a good church and begin to serve
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  • Him. Because the Bible will teach you how to create a life
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  • that this world could never even imagine. I am building a life
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  • because of Jesus. That no one could ever imagine. Because with
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  • Jesus, He is the one that qualifies me for God's blessing.
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  • He's the one who has exchanged my life for His. He took my life
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  • when He died on the cross. He took my sins, my brokenness when
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  • He went, when he died. When he arose again, I took His life. I
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  • got His joy, His peace, His righteousness. His right to all
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  • the promises of God. The Bible says today in the Old Testament,
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  • that the promises of God are all 'if'. If you'll be this good,
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  • you can have this promise. But the Bible teaches us in
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  • Corinthians, that all of the promises after Jesus died and
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  • rose again, are all 'yes' and 'amen'. Meaning, there is no
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  • more if. Jesus qualifies me for the promises of God. My
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:17:02.140
  • relationship with Jesus, my study of His word and being a
  • 00:17:02.150 --> 00:17:05.190
  • part of a life-giving church has helped me to build a life, and
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  • to have, and to enjoy this planet at a level I could never
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  • have enjoyed it without Jesus. In Luke 2:8-12 in The Voice
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  • Bible, let me read this to you. And it's the Christmas, a piece
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  • of the Christmas story. It says nearby, in the fields outside of
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  • Bethlehem, a group of shepherds were guarding their flocks form
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  • predators in the darkness of night. Suddenly, a messenger of
  • 00:17:31.150 --> 00:17:36.040
  • the Lord stood in front of them, and the darkness was replaced by
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  • a glorious light. The shining light of God's glory. They were
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  • terrified. Then, the messenger said don't be afraid. Listen. I
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  • bring good news. News of great joy. News that will affect all
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  • people everywhere. It says, today in the city of David, a
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  • liberator has been born to you. He is the promised one, the
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  • anointed one, the supreme authority. You will know you
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  • have found Him when you see a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying
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  • in a feeding trough. This Jesus coming to the planet, started in
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  • motion a massive restoration of every language, every skin
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  • colour, every people group had their sins paid for. And now,
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  • has the right to believe on Jesus, and to be restored to
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  • God's plan. In Ephesians 1:19 in The Message Bible. Listen to
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  • what it says here. It says oh, the utter extravagance of His
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  • work, in us who trust Him. Endless energy, boundless
  • 00:18:45.200 --> 00:18:51.290
  • strength. All this energy issues from Christ. God raised Him from
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  • death, set Him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of
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  • running the universe. Everything from galaxies to governments, no
  • 00:19:02.120 --> 00:19:06.140
  • name and no power are exempt from His rule. And not just for
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  • the time being, ha, but forever! He is in charge of it all. Has
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  • the final word on everything. At the centre of all this Christ
  • 00:19:17.130 --> 00:19:22.000
  • rules the church. The church you see is not peripheral to the
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  • world, the world is peripheral to the church. The church is
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  • Christ's body, in which He speaks and acts. By which He
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  • fills everything with His presence. Listen to me, this
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  • here is talking about Jesus. And it says that Christ rules the
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  • church. Now, the word 'church' here does not mean all the
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  • denominations, all the buildings and the organizations because
  • 00:19:47.230 --> 00:19:52.040
  • you know, there's a ton of churches out there that Christ
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  • is not first. He's not alive there. So He literally means all
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  • of the people who have given their lives to Jesus, are born
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  • again, following Jesus, that is the church. The church are the
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  • called-out ones. The ones who have left this world and what
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  • they were, I mean internally. You know, their identity, their
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  • sin, who they are, and have embraced Jesus. This is the
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  • church. The called-out ones, Ecclesia in the Greek. So here
  • 00:20:21.090 --> 00:20:25.160
  • it's saying, that Christ rules the church. And I want you to
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  • know something. That regardless of what goes on, that Jesus is
  • 00:20:29.170 --> 00:20:33.040
  • going to win. You're going to look at worlds and Russias and
  • 00:20:33.050 --> 00:20:35.190
  • China, and all the other things going on around the world and
  • 00:20:35.200 --> 00:20:39.020
  • feeling like the world's going to blow up. The world's not
  • 00:20:39.030 --> 00:20:40.190
  • going to disappear. The prophecies are telling us a
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  • whole lot of great things going on in the day and age that were
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  • living in, but I want you to know this for you, that Jesus
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:50.250
  • came to die in your place. And the Bible says, in Ephesians
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  • 1:19, let's go back to that. It says oh the utter extravagance
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  • of His work in us. Where's His work? In us. And we must trust
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  • Him. It says endless energy. Boundless grace. All this energy
  • 00:21:07.070 --> 00:21:14.110
  • issues from Christ. For those that are struggling with
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  • sickness, disease, depression, you know, that you, there's a
  • 00:21:17.130 --> 00:21:20.210
  • tiredness, a worn-out, a lack of energy. You're not inspired,
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  • you're not excited, you're not full of God's power. You're not
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  • excited like at your marriage, your future, your life. You need
  • 00:21:27.130 --> 00:21:30.110
  • to find this endless energy. You need to find this boundless
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  • strength. All of this energy issues from Christ. And when
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:38.040
  • He's on the inside of you, you can learn to tap into that life.
  • 00:21:38.050 --> 00:21:42.010
  • And all of a sudden, the energy to be a dad, a mom, the energy
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  • to be a business person, the energy to rise up in your
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  • church, what God's called you to. People go, how are you so
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  • energized? How are you so passionate? Because I've learned
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  • to tap into the endless, boundless, energy of Jesus.
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  • Who's inside of me. If you're tired of the way you live, it's,
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  • nothing's going to change if you just have a newer house, pay off
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  • your bills. You feel like if things would just go better in
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  • my external world, that I would be energized and happy. You're
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  • wrong, there's always going to be problems in your external
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  • world because we live on a problem-filled planet. But you
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  • can have boundless energy, incredible strength, it all
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  • issues from Christ. You've got a choice to make. Well, that's not
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  • who I am. No. You are who you choose to be, okay? If I want to
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  • be lethargic and pathetic, I can be that really quick. If I want
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  • to give in to everything that comes up, every flu. I can begin
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  • to get so down that everything hits me all the time. But I've
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  • got news for you. When you decide to let Christ's boundless
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  • energy, because of His extravagant work, okay? You can
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  • begin to rise up and laugh and love, because they'll say where
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  • are you getting this joy from? From Jesus. Well what does that
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:52.090
  • mean? It means that as I spend time with Him every day, that
  • 00:22:52.100 --> 00:22:55.160
  • His energy rises up in me. You know, years ago, or actually any
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  • time. When you spend time around certain friends, there's a
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  • transference that takes place. If you're around really
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  • depressed, unhappy, eeeh, Eeyore, oh woe is me people.
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  • You'll find that that seems to creep into your mind and heart.
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  • If you're around somebody who's angry and just really ticked off
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  • about stuff and you're with them for coffee for two hours, you'll
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  • find that you'll go home, you've got to watch it you'll get angry
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  • about stuff because it just kind of transfers. But if you spend
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  • time with Jesus, every morning, in the Bible during the day.
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:31.290
  • There's a transference of His peace, His joy, His patience.
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  • And you can learn to ramp it up where all of a sudden, all of
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  • this energy issues from the Christ that is within you.
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  • Extravagant means more than you even need flows out of your
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  • world. Have you forgotten how amazing Jesus is? I pray that in
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  • this Christmas season, that one of the things you're going to
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  • make a decision about, I am going to have the life of Jesus.
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  • The mind, the emotions of Jesus. I want that flowing in my life,
  • 00:24:00.290 --> 00:24:05.280
  • and then you can see that transferred to your marriage,
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:08.240
  • your family, your home, and assist others and getting back
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  • too, if they've lost it as a Christian. Or for those that
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  • don't know Christ, wanting the Jesus, the beautiful Christmas
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  • gift, Jesus. God bless you, we'll see you next time.
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