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Jesus Changes Everything

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December 26, 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: Can you not see what to do in relationships? Do
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  • you struggle with what to do with career? Do you struggle
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  • with who you are, where you're going? Do you just feel like
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  • you're in a dark corner? Do you feel like there's a dark cloud
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  • over you? Jesus is the light.
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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: We just love Christmas. I think the whole church is like
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  • this, we just tend to, let's just party, let's blow it up,
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  • let's have fun. And, but Jesus is something that few people
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  • dive into. They love to party around Him, and they'll see Him
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  • as a little baby, but who was Jesus? The problem with many
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  • Christians today is that, they treat Jesus like a supplement
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  • rather than a, rather than a substitute. I just need a
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  • supplement, add Him to my life, and things are
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  • going to be better.
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  • [Imitates buzzer]
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  • - That doesn't work. You can't add Jesus to your life. He's not
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  • just the co-pilot, or sitting in the back seat. You can't just
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  • say, let's just supplement my life with Jesus and so many
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  • people treat Jesus that way. How can we follow Jesus so that He's
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  • not just a supplement, but He actually, it's a relationship
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  • that we have with Him? There are statements that He makes that
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  • are so profound, that you have to look at them. And I encourage
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  • you to write these scriptures down, and meditate on them,
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  • because they will change your relationship, if you even have
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  • one, with Him. In John 6:35, "Jesus said unto them, I am."
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  • Notice the 'I am.' "I am the bread of life. He that cometh to
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  • Me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never
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  • thirst." You're here and you don't know why you feel empty,
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  • or you feel hungry for something. Maybe you don't feel
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  • loved, maybe you're hungry for, recognition. Maybe you're
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  • hungry, whatever the hunger is. You need to know that Jesus
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  • fulfills all hunger. Jesus, He quenches the thirst of
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  • everything that you could thirst for. And when people are hungry
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  • and thirsty in this world, they can begin to go off target, and
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  • begin to be, try to satisfy it with so many of life's
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  • pleasures, not recognizing that even if it gives you a little
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  • pleasure, more will be needed next year. More will be needed
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  • next month. And that when you pursue pleasures, they kill you.
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  • But when you pursue Jesus, He has pleasures for evermore that
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  • are going to be in your. Jesus is the bread of life. If you
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  • don't know Him, He's the answer. And if you're here and you have
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  • given your life to Jesus, you need to know that you're
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  • beginning to live religiously, rather than relationally.
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  • Because when you know Him, if there's something that you
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  • hunger and thirst for, knowing Him, pursuing Him in the Word,
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  • and in prayer, you will be touched. You will sense, this,
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  • He satisfies it. Number two in John 8:12, "Then Jesus began
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  • saying unto them, I am the light of the world. He that follows Me
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  • shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
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  • John 12:46 says, "I am come a light unto the world that
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  • whoever believes on Me, should not abide in darkness. Listen to
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  • me." When you give your life to Christ, and you follow Him, you
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  • get to know Him, there will be no darkness in your life where,
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  • I do not know what to do. I do not know where I am. I do not
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  • know what I, where I should go. Because He illuminates your way.
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  • He is the light. You know, in the old days they would put
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  • candles in front of them and they would walk in the darkest
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  • nights. Or a form of lantern. Today we've got powerful
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  • flashlights. Jesus is the light of the world. He, Jesus was the
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  • light of heaven, He is the light of heaven. But He's also the
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  • light of the world. Can you not see what to do in relationships?
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  • Do you struggle with what to do with career? Do you struggle
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  • with who you are, where you're going? Do you just feel like
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  • you're in a dark corner? Do you feel like there's a, a dark
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  • cloud over you. Jesus, is the light. And only a relationship
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  • with Him will bring this light to bear. It will hit your mind,
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  • it will hit your life in a way that brings direction. Light,
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  • brings direction to your life. Number three, John 10:9, "Jesus
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  • said I am the door. By Me, if any man enter in, he shall be
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  • saved. And shall go in and out, and find pasture." What does it
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  • mean to find pasture? Well, we know the 23rd Psalm where it
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  • says, the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, or lack for
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  • anything. He leads me beside the still waters, green pastures, he
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  • restores my soul. Did you know there are those of you here that
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  • have had things happen to you, and your soul, your mind, your
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  • emotions, your heart, they, they're hurt. They're damaged.
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  • And you know it. Because, of the feelings that rise up and
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  • because of how you can't make relationships work. You're soul,
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  • needs to be touched. Jesus will lead you into pastures, pastures
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  • and green pastures are a type of a life that is satisfying and
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  • peaceful and beautiful and reproductive. It says here, that
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  • I am the door. Only Jesus, you might see somebody on the movies
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  • or know somebody that seems to have their life together. And
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  • you think, you say they don't need Jesus. Listen, on this
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  • earth we need Jesus. He's the door to the light. He's the
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  • door, He's the bread. If you don't pursue a relationship with
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  • Jesus, and the Bible says that you'll go in and out. I heard a
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  • great saying one time, I was praying about something and it
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  • seemed like an impossible situation. It seemed like
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  • nothing I could plan or do would get me past the wall that was
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  • ahead of me. I remember one day praying and just seeking God
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  • about it. And this thought came up within me. Just turn this
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  • over to Me, Jesus said, because I'm the door. And if you can't
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  • get over it, and you can't get under it, and you can't get
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  • around it, and you can't get through it, and this wall is
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  • impenetrable, and it's stopping you from where you need to go.
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  • Put that thing on Me, commit it to Me, because I'm the door. You
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  • know, I know He's the door to eternity, I know He's the door
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  • to eternal life, but I have found in my life, he's the door
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  • when I can't seem to get results in any situation. I call on
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  • Jesus. I commit it to Jesus. He is the door. You can fret, you
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  • can be anxious, you can sit and worry, you can be all the
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  • arrogant you want, you gonna do you own thing. But I got news
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  • for you. If you haven't yet hit a wall, you will because I've
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  • hit a ton of them. If you can't get through, if you can't get
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  • around them, you can't get over them, you can just sit there and
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  • make excuses or you can just rely on Jesus. He's the door to
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  • see you through the wall that is holding you back right now. In
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  • John 10:14, He said, "I am the good shepherd, and I know my
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  • sheep. And am known of mine." Not only is the door, but He's
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  • the shepherd. That means he says in John 10, that, "My sheep
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  • follow me. And I call them by name." Did you know that in
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  • serving God, you don't serve Him through a church? You don't
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  • serve Him through your pastor. You serve Jesus. And Jesus leads
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  • you. I don't lead you. A lot of people they get all upset,
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  • because I don't want to go to a church and everybody's a
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  • hypocrite. Where, listen to me, listen to me. You're to follow
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  • Jesus. Now, church is His idea. He said, "I will build My
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  • church." So get into a life-giving church so that you
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  • can work together with people who are, of like faith. It's a
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  • wonderful thing. But you do not need to be led by a pastor, a
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  • prophet, an apostle, a TV evangelist, the Bible says that
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  • Jesus leads every one of us. And that you can know Him, and that
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  • He will guide you specifically, so accurately, that He'll lead
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  • you by name. That means, every decision you make, He'll guide
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  • you through it. He's the good shepherd. And He doesn't lead
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  • you day-by-day, into swamps, disease, sickness, poverty. He
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  • leads you into still waters. He leads you into green grass. He's
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  • restoring your soul, wherever you've been hurt, because the
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  • world has got stuff going on here. Number five. Jesus said
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  • unto her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes
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  • in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whoever
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  • liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou
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  • this." I spent seven years as a paramedic working out of a
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  • hospital, and when we weren't on calls, we would help the nurses
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  • with the difficult situations on the wards. Often we would sit
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  • with people who were passing away and didn't have family to
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  • sit with them. So I've been with a lot of people that have died.
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  • Then as a pastor, I've sat by the bedside of those who have
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  • gone into eternity as well. Jesus in His Word, teaches us
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  • that He has removed the sting from death. That death has lost
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  • its sting. To a believer, when you begin to study. Whenever I
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  • go in and pray with people who have been given a terminal
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  • illness or, and they're believing for a miracle. They're
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  • saying pray with us. I always go in and the first thing I do is
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  • talk about dying. Their eyes get big, I'm not, I don't plan on
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  • dying. I said I know, but if we never talk about it, it becomes
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  • the elephant in the room. That everyone's trying to avoid. So
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  • let's talk about it. Because, death is one-for-one. Everyone
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  • is going to die. And we talk about the fact that, when we
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  • move from this life to another, that it's no longer called
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  • death. In fact, you move from a level of life, that where you
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  • have struggled with something or other, and you move into heaven
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  • it's like walking through a, through a curtain. And that when
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  • you breathe your last here, and your eyes close to this planet.
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  • They open to heaven. They open to the sounds of heaven. The
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  • smells of heaven. They open to the, the people that love you.
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  • Jesus, I mean, all the saints and anyone that's gone before
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  • you. Never feel sorry for someone who dies. We don't cry
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  • for them. We cry because we miss them, and that really does hurt.
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  • It's a ripping and a tearing, that Jesus needs to heal. When
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  • Jesus said I am the resurrection, and the life, he
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  • that believes in me through he were dead yet shall he live. And
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  • whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest
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  • thou this. Now there's another thing that this, this verse
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  • includes. And that is that, people without Christ on this
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  • planet, according to the Bible, are just called the walking
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  • dead. That's what I was before I made this decision. He doesn't
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  • mean that you don't have a personality, doesn't mean that
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  • you don't have love and joy, it doesn't mean that you can't be a
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  • great person and do great, that's not what it's talking
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  • about. It's talking about that Jesus, the presence of God is
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  • not alive on the inside of you. And the very thing that you
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  • crave, that you're hungry for and thirsty for, that you can
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  • pursue all sorts of good things, will never be satisfied until
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  • you come alive with resurrection life, and you begin to really
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  • live your life changes. In John 14:6-7, Jesus said unto them, "I
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  • am the way, the truth, and the life. No man will come to the
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  • Father but by Me. If you had known Me, you should have known
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  • my Father also. And from henceforth, you know Him, and
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  • have seen Him." Jesus is so clear that, we should never be
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  • embarrassed of Jesus. We should never, and when someone talks
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  • about Jesus, I love the fact that wherever I travel or go,
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  • I'll run into people, and they might talk about what they don't
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  • enjoy about church and I always agree with them because, good
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  • Lord, is there anyone that knows about problems in church you've
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  • got to check me out. I mean, I have to work with it day-in and
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  • day-out. In multiple locations, and train pastors around the
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  • world. I mean, in know the problems church has. But, but.
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  • They'll say, but I'm interested in Jesus. And I'm glad because
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  • you understand that Jesus is the way. He's the only way. He said
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  • so. Did He really? Yeah. You know that, you can have any
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  • truth you want, because this is my truth. Today, there's a
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  • familiar saying. This is my truth, Leon. And of course,
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  • they're looking for the word perception. I perceive it this
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  • way. But, the Bible says that Jesus is the truth.
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  • Well this is my life, I'm going to live my life.
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  • I did it my way.
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  • - Jesus is the life that you're looking for. And, we have to
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  • understand that Jesus isn't a supplement. He doesn't come to
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  • add a little bit to your life. But when you give Him your life,
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  • the old you dies. All the sin disappears, because when we were
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  • all of us born on this world, we were born under the power and
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  • the control of the enemy. Corinthians says that Satan is
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  • the god of this world. And so this Jesus is the answer. And
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  • number seven, John 15:5 Jesus said, "I am the branches. I am
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  • the vine, you are the branches. He that abides in me, lives in
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  • me," doesn't just come to church once in a while and gets a
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  • couple supplements. "He who lives in me, and I in him, the
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  • same brings forth much fruit. For without Me," oh. That's
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  • quite the line. For without me, you? You hah. Me? We can do
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  • nothing. But with Jesus, all things are possible. If you're
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  • here today as a believer, a follower of Christ, you need to
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  • take these seven things, and there's more but I'd just
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  • thought I'd cover seven. That Jesus says, "I am." Every time
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  • He said, "I am" He was saying I am God. And, as you relate with
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  • me, I will be that bread. I will be that life. I will be that
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  • truth. You know, when I followed, when I gave my life to
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  • Christ. Lots of tough decisions have followed my life. You know,
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  • the call God put on my life was pastoring. It was, being a
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  • leader and not just pastoring but leading organizations and
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  • now there's so many tough decisions. So many tough times.
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  • And there's this sense all the time that I'm doing this for God
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  • so I can't afford to quit. I can't afford to fail. People's
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  • lives are on the line. I need, and I just found that I had to
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  • draw near to Him and I can't imagine being unhooked from
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  • Jesus. Now you can be, as a Christian. You can literally,
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  • unhook from a relationship with Him and I'm not saying that when
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  • you die you won't go to heaven. But, although He is your
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  • Saviour, so you're going to go to heaven when you die, most
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  • people don't live with Him in a vine-to-branches experience. I
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  • don't have a good analogy, but I remember one that was really,
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  • really big to me. I remember one time as a young man, getting so
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  • sick. I don't even remember what it was all about. I mean, I was
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  • just so sick they hospitalized me. And I remember the nausea,
  • 00:18:23.290 --> 00:18:28.000
  • being so brutal, it just wouldn't stop. I don't know
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  • about you, but I hate nausea. You know, when you feel like
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  • throwing up? I just won't. Just lock her down if I can. I'll be
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  • oh Leon, throw it up and get, feel better. Yeah, I always hear
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  • that. But I remember, they took an IV. And they hung it on a
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  • pole, and I'm just hanging on to the bed just looking at this
  • 00:18:48.120 --> 00:18:51.270
  • person going what is it? It's going to take your nausea away.
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  • I said, I love you. They put that needle in my arm, and in
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  • about twenty minutes to an hour, whatever it was right in there.
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  • This thing just began to slip away, and I feel asleep. And
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  • when I woke up, I woke up to this brutal nausea again, and
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  • the first thing I did was look at the IV bag and it was empty.
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  • And I'm ringing the bell, give me another IV. I feel like that
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  • with Jesus. Have you ever felt as a believer, as a follower of
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  • Christ, your life becomes tough? Things become hard, or nothing
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  • changes, you just don't feel the passion you once had. You begin
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  • to hunger and thirst for things you feel you don't have, because
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  • you no longer are abiding in the vine. You're no longer hooked up
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  • to Jesus. That umbilical cord, you've turned it off, you've
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  • clipped it, you've moved on. And the only way to live this life,
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  • is to live it abiding in the vine. If you cut off a branch of
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  • a tree, it's going to begin to dry up. But if you stay attached
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  • to the vine, then the life of Jesus flows into you. When the
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  • life of Jesus flows into you, His desires become your desires.
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  • Religion burns us out, because we start to try to please God.
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  • Or, we try to please ourselves, become famous, give me a mic.
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  • And when you abide in Jesus, the Bible says He gives you both the
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  • ability to desire the right things, and to do the right
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  • things. Whenever someone says to me I'm a Christian, I just don't
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  • agree with this, this, and this. I go, I get you. I understand.
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  • Of course you can be. You can be a follower of Christ, and just
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  • choose that I'll take Jesus as a supplement and I've given Him my
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  • life and, but I don't agree with this, and I don't agree with
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  • that, so I'll just go my own way. And one of the things I
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  • tell them is you know, you are a free-willed being, you get to do
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  • whatever you want and I'm still going to love you, you love me,
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  • I'll respect you, you respect me. I'll accept you, you accept
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  • me. But for everything that you don't follow Christ, you have
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  • come apart from the vine. And you're the branch. He's not
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  • giving you life to follow things that are wrong. He's not
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  • blessing the wrongness. And you'll find that it will hurt
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  • you. So, have a real relationship with Jesus. And His
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  • will, His desires will become your desires. His life will be
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  • your life. You will live your life at a level you've never
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  • been able to perceive or have before, because He is the vine.
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  • He is the way, He is the truth, He is the life. He is the
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  • resurrection. He is the bread. He is what we need to live this
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  • life. In the garden of Eden, mankind had never been intended
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  • to live without being attached to the life of God. And so when
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:15.030
  • people discover Jesus, you begin to live the way He wants you to
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  • live. And if you'll stay abiding in Jesus, you will fulfill
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  • Ephesians 2:10, it says there that God knew ahead of time what
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  • He had called you to do. The greatest life you could ever
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  • lived, has been prepared for you. And that you will walk
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  • paths that He has prepared ahead of time. And it says, living the
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  • good life that He has prepared and made ready for you to live.
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  • Trust Him. I'll leave you with this final thought. Bible says
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  • submit to God, resist the devil. He'll flee. That word 'submit'
  • 00:22:54.040 --> 00:22:59.080
  • means to yield. You know, we've been taught faith by many of the
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  • great teachers of old who see faith as a force that you've got
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  • to get and believe. I understand what they're trying to say, but
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  • I have discovered that faith is a trust. And I yield. I find
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  • that, believing God isn't what, is the initiator to the miracle,
  • 00:23:18.120 --> 00:23:25.090
  • because Jesus already initiated it. He already gave it to me. He
  • 00:23:25.100 --> 00:23:28.260
  • already died for me. So my faith is the responder to what Jesus
  • 00:23:28.270 --> 00:23:34.050
  • has already done. Someone says well Leon, you can't force God
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:36.220
  • to do anything. I said you're so right. So study the cross, and
  • 00:23:36.230 --> 00:23:40.260
  • see what Jesus has already paid for. What He's already given.
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  • Because He initiates the blessing, the favour, my faith
  • 00:23:44.050 --> 00:23:49.140
  • responds to what He's already done. Then faith becomes easy.
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  • Faith becomes a, stay in the Scripture. Pray to get to know
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  • Jesus. Ask Him, talk to Him. And I'm telling you, your world will
  • 00:23:58.140 --> 00:24:04.140
  • change like something you have never experienced before.
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  • -LEON: In my 40 years of ministry, I've met so many
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  • believers who want more of God in their life but refuse to do
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  • the work. Life's busy. I certainly understand that, but
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:29.260
  • I'll promise you that no time spent working on your faith life
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  • is wasted. I'm compiling this stunning audio series for
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  • tallying up all your good deeds. It takes attitude, and heart
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  • -LEON: I want to pray for everyone watching today. You,
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  • too, can transform your future if you learn to embrace what
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  • Jesus died on the cross for. It's already been done. It's
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  • already been given. There's nothing you can do to earn this
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  • gift. But you can experience more of God at work in your life
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  • as you learn and grow and build a relationship with Him. Father,
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  • I pray right now the presence of God would touch them in a very
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  • special way. Open the eyes of their understanding, to see and
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  • to know Your love, and the finished work of the cross that
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  • has been done for them. I speak blessing upon them now in the
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  • mighty name of Jesus. Amen, and amen. God bless you.
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