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The Kingdom Within You

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July 19, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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The Kingdom Within You

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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: It's talking about money, protection, health,
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  • food, clothes, all the necessities of life. This all
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  • being added to you when you seek first the kingdom.
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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: I meet a lot of Christians. I don't even like
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  • the word Christian anymore because it doesn't mean anything
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  • anymore. It's just means which country you're born into. But
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  • for followers of Christ or I can't even say that. For those
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  • who have put their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, many
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  • of them have never experienced the kingdom of God, never
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  • entered into the experience, the authority, and the power of the
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  • kingdom of God. If they were to die in their present state, they
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  • would go to the place called heaven because Jesus is the
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  • door. But when it comes to walking in the kingdom, when it
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  • comes to walking in the authority of the kingdom, the
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  • power of the kingdom, the righteousness of the kingdom,
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  • the peace of the kingdom, when it comes to walking in the joy
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  • of the kingdom, they've never even entered into that. And so
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  • it starts many teachings like, one day when you get to heaven,
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  • oh, there's gonna be peace. One day when you get to heaven,
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  • there's gonna be such joy. Here I just got a cabin but there I
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  • got a mansion. And they're saying all these songs that show
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  • that their doctrines are down here it's gonna be a world of
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  • woe. Mercy drops around us are falling but for the showers we
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  • plead. This hard crazy kind of religion that so many Christians
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  • stick to. In 1 Corinthians 4:20, the kingdom. It says for the
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  • kingdom of God is not in word, okay? But it's in power. Now,
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  • words are of the mind. Okay? Trying to think things through
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  • and slot it and pigeonhole it and understand it. That the
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  • words are of the mind, but faith is of the heart. To move
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  • mountains takes heart faith. For the kingdom of God is not in the
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  • word but in power. Paul would say things similarly when he
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  • said, I didn't come to you in persuasive words of men speech
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  • because others would go and speak so persuasively. He said,
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  • I just come to you in the power and the demonstration of God. He
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  • went to say, I'm not coming preaching all the, I'm coming to
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  • you preaching the cross of Jesus Christ. And because of that they
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  • experienced the kingdom. God has not designed you to live your
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  • life on planet earth as though planet earth is hell. There's a
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  • place called hell. We're not there. Now, life can be hellish
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  • down here. And you can have a taste of who hell was made for
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  • which is the devil and his angels but he's taking
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  • everything he owns with it. But we have to have a clear
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  • understanding of the kingdom. In this message today, I can begin
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  • to spell out for you a clear direction of your purpose, a
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  • clear direction of why you might feel so out of touch, so empty,
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  • so directionless, so purposeless, because until you
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  • understand the kingdom, okay? You'll just kind of be this poor
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  • little person kick around from pillar to post in this world,
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  • praying one day to die and go to heaven where you can have some
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  • peace, where you can have some joy, where you can have some
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  • great relationships, where tears are gone and he wipes away from
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  • every eye and you'll never have to fight the devil again. All of
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  • the things I just said are promises for us here on this
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  • planet. But you'll have to learn to enter into the kingdom of
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  • God. You'll have to learn that the kingdom of God. Yes, heaven
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  • is included in the kingdom of God, but it is also within you.
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  • Okay? So this understanding is crucial. Matthew 4:17, "Jesus
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  • began to preach and to say, 'Repent for the kingdom of
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  • heaven is at hand.'" You know the word "repent", you know, for
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  • some reason we begin to think repentance is when you weep and
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  • cry. You know, I see a lot of people weeping and crying their
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  • way into church and weeping and crying their way out of church.
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  • Repentance has nothing to do with emotion. If it's emotion
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  • cool, but it means nothing to me the emotion of it. Repentance
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  • means to change the way you think and to change the way you
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  • act when you've repented. I also see so many people walk into
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  • here and when I pray that prayer at the end, they'll go, not an
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  • emotion. Just pray the prayer, then I watch their lives change,
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  • change, change, change, change, because it was a decision. They
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  • actually changed how they thought. They changed what they
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  • did. When of course, they gave their lives to Christ who
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  • empowered them for this repentance or this change.
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  • Matthew 4:23, "Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their
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  • synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom." Matthew
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  • 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His
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  • righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
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  • What are all these things? You gotta read the whole chapter of
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  • 30 verses before it. It's talking about money, protection,
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  • health, food, clothes, all the necessities of life. This all
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  • being added to you when you seek first the kingdom. Why would he
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  • say it that way? Because this new kingdom that Jesus was
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  • bringing to this planet was going to dominate the kingdom of
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  • darkness, was gonna dominate everything in the kingdom of
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  • darkness. Life came where there was death. Healing came where
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  • there was sickness. Joy came where there was depression. I
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  • mean, the mind of Christ was gonna come where there was just
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  • a mind of depression and heartache. Jesus was talking
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  • about the kingdom is near. Why was He saying it was near?
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  • Because He hadn't died yet and there hadn't yet been this
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  • massive opening of the kingdom of God like the Day of the
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  • Pentecost when all of sudden, and by the thousands they began
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  • to come in to the kingdom. And now, instead of one Jesus
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  • walking around healing the sick, raising the dead. I mean,
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  • changing cities, etcetera. All of a sudden, normal men and
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  • women who knew what the kingdom was, who had understood the
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  • principles of the kingdom and now demonstrated like Jesus the
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  • power and the authority of this kingdom. And somehow today in
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  • the modern church we have lost this. We sit around debating in
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  • Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic whether or not we still have
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  • miracles. And you're going, "If the kingdom is here, you can't
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  • help but have miracles." Wherever the kingdom of God is,
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  • it dominates darkness, dominates the kingdom of darkness and we
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  • have to understand there are two kingdoms. But the kingdom of
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  • darkness has been defeated. Satan has been defeated. I have
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  • so many people who would talk to me when I travel who are still
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  • stuck in wrong doctrine of intercessory prayer and I
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  • believe in praying. But they think they have to whoop the
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  • devil all over again. They spend their entire life praying to
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  • whoop the devil. And they're thinking whoop the devil, then
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  • he's got a release what we're gonna do. And that very belief
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  • empowers the devil in their life. I've always listened to
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  • people pray. I've been in their prayer circles when they've
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  • prayed, and I've never seen such a demonstration of belief in the
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  • devil in my life. In Matthew 10:7-8, Jesus is very clear on
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  • this one. He's teaching His disciples and the people that
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  • He's training, and He say, "As you go, everywhere you go,
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  • saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick,
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  • cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils. Freely
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  • you have received, freely give." From the kingdom, you have
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  • freely received. And as you learn to walk in the principles
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  • of the kingdom, you can freely give. But until you begin to
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  • realize and believe who you and whose you are, the kingdom will
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  • be some kind of a mythical place, that one day in the sweet
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  • by and by you'll get there. I sat, I was in a middle of a
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  • debate at the table. It was a great debate about, "Does God do
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  • miracles?" And so they're debating in the Hebrew and
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  • they're debating in this and they're debating these verses
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  • and the teaching of cessation and etcetera. And so I shared a
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  • few thoughts and then I said, "Well, you know, I said like,
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  • actually it's too late because I've already seen miracle after
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  • miracle after miracle. So unless Satan is destroying his own
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  • kingdom which he's not doing that, then we can't say that
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  • miracles have stopped, that miracles have gone." And when
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  • Christianity or when following Christ is relegated to just some
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  • kind of cerebral debating with people, then nothing happens.
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  • Paul demonstrated the power that was in the kingdom that he was
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  • now living in and that he was now a citizen of. And rather
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  • than follow the principles of this world, he began to learn
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  • the principles of the kingdom. You know, it says in Romans
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  • chapter 12 that we've gotta renew our minds and we've gotta
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  • get out of the thinking of this world. And if you don't do that,
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  • you won't be able to walk in the power of the new kingdom. The
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  • old kingdom that you were raised, and its power is
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  • finished but its teaching is still embraced in your head. In
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  • Matthew 13:11, "He said unto them, 'Because it is given unto
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  • you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them,
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  • Matthew 13:11, but unto them it is not given.'" Have you ever
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  • watched some brilliant man debate the Bible? You kind of
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  • go, "Good Lord, my 12-year-old daughter would do a better job
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  • than that." They try to take on the Bible and chop it up and
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  • prove to you that God's not real. The Bible's not real. And
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  • they do a pathetic job of it. Do you want to know why? Because
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  • they do not get the mysteries of the kingdom. When you give your
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  • life to Jesus Christ and you begin to hear God's Word, you
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  • begin to have revelation. Every mystery in the Bible is there to
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  • be revealed to you. It's to be revealed. It's not being kept
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  • from you as a person who follows Christ. But you begin to learn
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  • the mysteries of the kingdom. And He teaches them in parables,
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  • Jesus. And then Paul comes along and teaches them in the
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  • epistles. And all of a sudden, you begin to know whose you are,
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  • who you are and you begin to understand dying to self and the
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  • cross and His burial, His resurrection. All of this
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  • phenomenal truth that begin to be revealed to you and you begin
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  • to walk in a new kind of life. It's the life of Jesus Christ.
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  • Jesus says in Matthew 12:28, "But if I cast out devils by the
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  • Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you."
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  • They're not in it yet. But they had begun to experience the
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  • power of the kingdom through another person, Jesus. And so
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  • everywhere He went, the kingdom is near. Why? Because He's near.
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  • Do you know everywhere you go the kingdom is near to the
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  • people that you were walking around? Which is why Satan wants
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  • you to never share your faith. Never speak up in a real cool
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  • Spirit Contemporary way. Just shut up because you shouldn't
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  • talk about politics and religion. Are you kidding me?
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  • Everybody talks about politics and religion except Christians.
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  • They were able to just shut us up and make us be quiet and
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  • we're the ones anybody can come against. Every other religion
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  • you can't, but we are. It's fair game for Christians but nothing
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  • else. We need to understand that it's powerful to speak the Word
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  • of the kingdom. Here in Matthew 13:19, listen to this what's
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  • going on. It says, "When any one heareth the word of the kingdom,
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  • and understands it not, then cometh the wicked one, and he
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  • catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which
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  • received seed by the way side." He's talking here that when the
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  • gospel is shared to people who do not know Christ yet, that
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  • Satan all he's trying to do is get stopped the Word of God from
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  • taking root in their heart. Keep them away from church. Keep them
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  • away from you. Shut you up. Don't let you share. Because
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  • when you ever share your testimony, when you share the
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  • hope that you have in that Spirit Contemporary way. Alive,
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  • loving, caring, that something happens to people. As the Word
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  • of God begins to get rooted in their heart and that person
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  • begins to change. Change in a phenomenal way that you could
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  • never show them or help them to do, because now it's the Spirit
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  • of God that is within them changing them. There are two
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  • kingdoms on this planet and we gotta understand this. In 2
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  • Corinthians 4:3-4, it says, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid
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  • to them that are lost. In whom the god of this world hath
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  • blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of
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  • the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should
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  • shine unto them." So the god of this world. Satan is the god of
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  • this world. Whenever we start singing, "He's got the whole
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  • world in his hands." That song is ridiculous. No smart person
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  • would ever listen to that song and go millions are being
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  • aborted. Millions are dying of starvation. Thousands are being
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  • raped and destroyed. And he's got the whole world in his
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  • hands? He's got the itty-bitty baby in his hands? No, the
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  • kingdom of this world, Satan is the god of them by their choice
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  • or by their default. But when you enter the kingdom of light,
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  • the kingdom of His dear Son, the kingdom of God, this is where
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  • you'll learn His principles and you begin to rise up. And the
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  • things that you learn and the presence of God upon your life
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  • begins to take control of each and every area of your life. In
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  • Matthew 4:8-11, Jesus is being tempted by the devil and it's
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  • interesting what he says here. Matthew 4:8-11, "Again, the
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  • devil takes Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and
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  • shows Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of
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  • them. And he says unto Him, 'All these things I will give you, if
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  • you will fall down and worship me.' Then saith Jesus unto him,
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  • 'Get thee hence, Satan. For it is written, 'Thou shalt worship
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  • the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.' Then the
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  • devil leaves Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto
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  • Him." Was this a real temptation? Yes, it was. Why?
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  • Because he was in charge of the kingdoms of this world. If you
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  • don't realize that, go back in history and find out what around
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  • the year 1 or 2 AD and a few hundred years before, thousands
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  • of years before. You'll find the most disgusting religion you
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  • could ever find. Where they built their houses on their
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  • firstborn. Put them alive in the hole. Where they put them on
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  • frying pans and literally gave them up to their gods. I mean,
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  • the sickest thing you can imagine. You know, worship was
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  • your daughter would be the temple prostitute but that was a
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  • worshiper help any man that wants to worship God. When you
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  • begin study what the world was like back then, you just, you
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  • really don't wanna read it. You just kind of back up and go,
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  • "Oh, my Lord." Because it was so disgusting. And so when he looks
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  • at the kingdoms of this world, when he says bow down to me and
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  • I'll give you these kingdoms. That was a true temptation. But
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  • Jesus wasn't about to, because He was about to die on the
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  • cross. Not just for the physical kingdoms of this world but
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  • because His kingdom was gonna go into the hearts of every man,
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  • every color of skin, every language. And that they would
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  • not just kind of be in the kingdom, but the kingdom would
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  • be in them. And then they would rise up like Jesus would and do
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  • incredible things. In Matthew 24:14, "This gospel of the
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  • kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all
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  • nations, and then shall the end come." Someone said to me the
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  • other day, I don't like it how you kind of focus on the world.
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  • We gotta get back to your home. I said, "That's what you're here
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  • for." I got to go reach your friends. I got to go talk to
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  • your family. I go talk your street. No, you go talk to your
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  • street. You go share with your friends. You go visit the people
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  • in the hospital that you know. What are you doing put that on
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  • me? You are the light of the world. A city that is set on the
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  • hill can't be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it
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  • under a basket or a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it gives
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  • light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine
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  • before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
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  • your Father which is in heaven. Listen to me. This kingdom that
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  • Jesus is talking about is here. It's come. And you are going to
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  • experience it here if you will learn the mysteries of this
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  • kingdom, the principles of this kingdom. And, yes, Jesus is
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  • coming back one day and you will experience the kingdom in its
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  • entirety and its in completeness and its gonna be amazing when
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  • all sin is dealt with, when Satan is dealt with, when there
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  • are no tears in our eyes and we celebrate with Jesus for
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  • eternity. But until then, you can experience this kingdom,
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  • live in this kingdom, walk in the blessing and the power of
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  • this kingdom down here on this planet because the enemy has
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  • been defeated and he is no match for you. Stop praying about the
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  • devil. Stop praying, too. I don't pray the devil. That's all
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  • you talk about when you pray. I bind this, and I bound that, and
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  • I bound that. You think he's everywhere. He's been defeated.
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  • Get up and speak the Word of God, the promises of God. Get up
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  • and realize whose you are and who you are. Understand that you
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  • were died with Christ, buried with Christ, resurrected with
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  • Christ, seated with Him at the righthand of God which shows you
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  • your salvation. That sin that is gone, who you are, your
  • 00:20:41.150 --> 00:20:45.010
  • identity, your authority. It's all buried in this beautiful
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  • teaching of what Jesus did from the cross to the throne. And on
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  • the day of Pentecost when all of a sudden, tongues of fire began
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  • to sit on every head. And all of a sudden, a hundred and twenty
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  • people change the then known world. Got up in a day and
  • 00:20:58.060 --> 00:21:01.090
  • thousands joined, went out one man would upset an entire city.
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  • We must understand that we live on this world and there are two
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  • spiritual kingdoms on this planet. The kingdom of darkness
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  • and the kingdom of light. The kingdom of light is not some
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  • pathetic little wonderers wondering through earth while
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  • the kingdom of darkness is gonna be all the premiers, all the
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  • presidents, all the financial billionaires, all of the best
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  • actors, all of the best business person. What in the world is
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  • going on? If the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God
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  • same thing is within us, and then you are called to business
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  • or to music or to acting or to politics, then something within
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  • us are to rise up and the power of God are to flow. And this is
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  • what we've got to get back to is seek first the kingdom of God.
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  • You're not just building up a business. Maybe if you could
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  • start learning, that the reason you've got money is you've got a
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  • gift maybe in that area or you're just putting together
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  • kingdom principles and now get up and use those finances for
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  • kingdom principles, kingdom purposes. God will show you how.
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  • If wherever you are, whatever you do from parenting to
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  • shopping, etcetera. That we are the light of the world.
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  • Everywhere we go, the kingdom is coming near whoever you're
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  • getting close to. Which is why Satan is on alarms. When you
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  • wake up in the morning, there's a cry that goes out, "He's awake
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  • now!" And he's all hands-on deck, as go to Safeway or Sobeys
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  • hoping that words won't be spoken because the kingdom of
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  • God and the person who's in it like you can speak words of just
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  • loving life, simple words and they literally enter that
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  • person's heart and it begin to be planted in a powerful way.
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  • You don't have to explain the whole Bible to them. It's just
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  • being loving, being kind. You are the light. You are not meant
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  • to be put under a bushel. You are not meant to be hushed or
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  • shut up. Which is why for generations since Jesus died on
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  • that cross, that men and women can't be shut up for the
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  • kingdom. And the more you kill them and the more you destroy
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:06.210
  • them, the more they begin to speak up because the kingdom of
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  • God will not be silence. It's the only hope in eternity for
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  • the beautiful people that are caught in the kingdom of
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  • darkness, who are been caught and they need to see just
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  • someone who loves Jesus. They needed to see someone who the
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  • light, which is Jesus is within us. And everywhere you go, you
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  • will have an impact. If you simply become who God designed
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  • you to be, everywhere you go people will look at you and
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  • they'll go, "What's different about you?"
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  • -LEON: An interesting part of the gospel is how valuable you
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  • are to God. The enemy continually will harass your
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  • thinking and it will always be like you're not enough, or
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  • you're too bad, or you're too negative, or you're too flawed,
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  • understands at the very core that you're missing something.
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  • Whichever way the enemy does it, he will try to tempt you to
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  • believe that you're not enough. But you've gotta understand that
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  • when you give your life to Jesus Christ, and He comes in, that He
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  • is flowing through you, living through you, and there is
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  • nothing that you can't do. Recognize how valuable you are
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  • to God. That you are enough because Jesus is within you and
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  • you and He can do all things. That's why it says, you can do
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  • all things through Christ who strengthens you. You can't do
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  • all things on your own but with Jesus on the inside of you,
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  • there is a completeness about you. Rise up, believe, and keep
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  • down for far too long. Father, I pray blessing upon them right
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  • now. Let there be an aha moment, an epiphany. That they will
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  • understand that with Jesus on the inside of them. That Father,
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  • they are valuable, they are enough, and there's nothing that
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  • will stop them. They are all they need to be with You.
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