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September 11, 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: To love God you have to know
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  • and believe this love.
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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: When we have God's love, when we experience God's love,
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  • we can literally give it. But until we experience God's love,
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  • we have no ability to love people with God's love. And so
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  • how do we begin to love God? Someone say, "Leon, I wanna love
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  • Jesus but, I mean, I see people raise their hands and I see
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  • tears coming." Listen, I tell you something. A lot of people
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  • who or weeping during church moments aren't weeping because
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  • they love God. In many cases, it's just they're gone through a
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  • rough week and they're hurting because of a loss. And there's
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  • nothing wrong with that as you stand before Him and you thank
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  • for God for what He's done. But a lot of people if you ask them,
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  • "Do you love God?" They'll say, "Yeah, like but what does that
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  • mean?" And so to love God, you have to know and believe this
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  • love. And how do you believe that God loves you? Well, the
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  • Bible is paramount because you've got to go and see how do
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  • I know God loves me? And then you get into Jesus. How He sent
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  • His son and His Son died. He hanged on a tree and He took my
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  • sins and yours. He took my punishment and yours. He took
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  • God's anger for me, for you. He has none left to throw at you.
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  • And as you begin to read what this really means understanding
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  • the cross, you begin to believe that God loves me. Now, as you
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  • believe it, you will begin to experience it. But you can't
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  • experience it until you believe it. If you're a married couple
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  • here and you've been married for years and one of you just pours
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  • love on the other person, but the other person doesn't believe
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  • its love. Will they experience love? No. In fact, they will
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  • experience what they believe you're pouring on. If it's
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  • manipulation, they'll believe they're being manipulated but
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  • you're not manipulating. Love has to be believed. Now, we know
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  • that there's a deep belief in the hearts of every person. And
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  • it's so important that even when speaking to mountains, they will
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  • move. If your heart is in the right place, I'll be motivated.
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  • I mean, it said literally that you can't doubt with your heart.
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  • That means there are beliefs of the heart and these beliefs
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  • control everything in your life. You know, if there're any
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  • electricians here, I apologize in advance. But if this room is
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  • gonna wired and there's no power here. They have a schematic. A
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  • schematic is a graph of how will you throw the power switch. The
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  • power switch goes, and all the spotlights come on. If you flip
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  • that switch a little blue and red come one. And you go that
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  • switch the big screen comes on. And this power is always
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  • blasting down those lines and so we've gotta have those switches
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  • and different things, but it always does the same thing every
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  • time. I can't just say I'm gonna switch this switch and put up
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  • the spots on. No, no. You can't. That schematic and how it was
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  • wired together will always cause you, flip the switch that's what
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  • happens. Now, in your life as you grow up watching your
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  • parents and how they handled love, stress. How they handled
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  • emotions, how they handled disobedience, finances, poverty,
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  • sin, all of things are written on your heart. And you will
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  • naturally move towards how your parents handled these things.
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  • You don't even think about it. You don't even have a choice.
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  • The second the situation arises, bam! That switch goes on, you
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  • can instantly go to anger. For example, someone plays a joke on
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  • one person and they're laughing and high fiving because they
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  • feel bless that you even thought about me to play a joke on me
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  • and they feel great. Another person is embarrassed and just
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  • thinks they've been demeaned. The exact the same action, two
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  • different schematics on the heart. One really struggling
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  • with self-worth, the other person -, So we've gotta
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  • understand that your upbringing a lot of your judgments about
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  • things that have happened to you. So as you grow, we think we
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  • are interpreting the events of our lives correctly but you're
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  • not. The schematic that has been superimposed on your heart
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  • determines how you feel, determines what you experience.
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  • One experience is a wonderful joke and a great evening
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  • together, laughing about how funny it was and another person
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  • is so embarrassed and hurt. They'll tell you about it 15
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  • years from today as one of the most embarrassing things that
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  • happened in their life and it has nothing to do with the
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  • incident. It has to do with the BS of your own heart, belief
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  • systems. And so we need to get into God's Word. We need to
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  • understand that you can't judge people. You don't know people.
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  • You can't determine what they're like and, you know, in their
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  • heart. You can't touch their heart. You can judge their
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  • actions and their track record. But you can't judge their
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  • motives and their intentions. Only God can do that. So if
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  • we're gonna really get to a place where we can have great
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  • relationships. You first have to have the best relationship which
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  • is God. If you don't know God's love. If you haven't spent time
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  • to understand the cross and you just woe at the love of God.
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  • Then I'm sorry, but you're gonna have messy relationships.
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  • They're gonna hurt. Men are different than women. We've
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  • figured that one out, but there's no difference. We both
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  • have got to come to truth. No wonder the Bible says, and
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  • you'll know truth. That means at the heart level, and the truth
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  • will set you free. You'll no longer be judging inaccurately.
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  • You'll no longer be needing all this people to love you and to
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  • make you feel good about yourself. You see, this value,
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  • this importance, this love that we, every human being needs
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  • which really is love. But I'm trying to express it with other
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  • words until it's the deepest need that everyone of us has.
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  • This need to be loved, to establish our hearts in God's
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  • love. If we don't, we're gonna follow the old patterns that
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  • have been taught us. But if we can take God and His Word, a new
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  • pattern can get written on your heart and it changes everything.
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  • You literally begin to trust God. So your self-worth is no
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  • longer handed to anybody. One of the keys to the Christian life
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  • is to work out the salvation. Believe in this love that Jesus
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  • has for you. Learn to experience and spend time with Him in the
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  • Word and in relationship. Because if you don't, I'm
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  • telling you guys your life will be one big resentful, angry.
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  • I've seen some angry men because they won't make one little
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  • correction on truth. I've seen women just, I mean, people can
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  • go from, either completely having a nervous breakdown to an
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  • anger so strong that they're dominating everybody around them
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  • and it's got nothing to do with life. Oh, there's always gonna
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  • be problems in life. Hello! Oh, yeah, if you've got the problems
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  • I have. I could show you a hundred people right now with
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  • worse problem than you. It doesn't matter what you tell me.
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  • It's not the problems. It's the internal schematic of your
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  • beliefs especially you being special. You being loved. You
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  • being important. You being valued. Nobody can look after
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  • that. I can't. But Jesus can. Dealing with the beliefs of your
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  • heart is the ultimate key. Now, listen to me. Listen to me.
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  • Listen to me. Listen to me. There is no quick fix for this.
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  • I can't lay hands on you like the matrix and download. There,
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  • you're fixed. I know God heals broken hearts. But then that
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  • heart still has to be established in grace. You've
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  • gotta be established that God is in love with you. We have a hard
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  • time believing that God can love us unless we perform. And many
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  • parents have made a mistake unknowingly of withholding or
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  • giving more love so get their kids to do the chores, don't
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  • lie, clean your room. And they've forgotten that God's
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  • love and we must show this to our children if we want
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  • generations of family. There has to be a love that is
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  • unconditional. Now, of course, you're gonna discipline them. Of
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  • course, you're gonna bring things to bear and set
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  • boundaries and all the rest. Yes. But your love must be
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  • unconditional. Otherwise they develop what's called toxic
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  • love. And they'll spend the rest of their life trying to earn it.
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  • That man will spend the rest of his life trying to earn his
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  • wife's love and appreciation and awe and compliments and never
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  • get enough. That woman would try to be loved from that man. And
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  • what's going on is that there's a need that she has that no one
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  • else can meet. We must get into God's Word. We must recognize
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  • that that's not going to help you. People with low self-worth,
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  • they don't feel worthy of love. They don't feel precious or
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  • valuable deep inside. They don't believe that they deserve to be
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  • loved. No, in their head they know that's not true. But in
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  • their heart, that's written there on that heart. So what
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  • they kind of believe with their head isn't being experienced.
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  • And their minds they feel conflicted because I know that
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  • I'm, but this is not how I feel. We've gotta take God's Word.
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  • Jesus is the Word. In the beginning was the Word and the
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  • Word was with God and the Word. Do you know why church is so
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  • important? Because you're being taught God's Word. You're being
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  • taught with God believes about you. You're being taught God's
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  • principles. And if you don't, you're never going to renew your
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  • mind. You're never gonna be able to pull off the strongholds, the
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  • reasonings, the imaginations. The way you believe isn't being
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  • pulled off. The Bible says put off, put on, put off, put on. I
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  • laugh when they tell people that, you know, guys we don't
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  • like changing diapers on our kids. And we would rather just
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  • sprinkle some powder on the first diaper and put a second
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  • one over top. You know, and then when the mess breaks into the
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  • second diaper just sprinkles some powder on the second diaper
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  • put a third on top. After all, it does say good to 27 pounds on
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  • the box. But it's what you take off and what you put on. So many
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  • Christians are always adding knowledge. They learn this. They
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  • learn that. And it's like the knowledge hurts you. Any
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  • knowledge that you embraced that you don't get to work for you
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  • causes unbelief. Because you know it, but you don't see it.
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  • You know it, but you don't walk in it. And so it's crucial to
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  • put off, put on. Which means you get that little baby on the
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  • table and you pull that little diaper off and you put a clothes
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  • clip on your nose and you wipe that little baby down until it's
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  • nice and clean skin. You put some powder on and Penaten cream
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  • or whatever you use and then you put the diaper. You put off, put
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  • on. That's what God's Word does. You might have thought you were
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  • stupid. You might have never been shown you've been loved.
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  • You might had a dad that beat you your entire life. You might
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  • had a mum that was so sociopathic. She could never
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  • even just come out and thought she's just hidden back away. I
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  • don't know. So you developed this feeling and this thinking
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  • that becomes the beliefs and the schematic of your heart. The
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  • power of Jesus will touch you. Paul said something that's
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  • crucial. He said the gospel is not me trying to convince you
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  • with words. I'm here with the demonstration of the power of
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  • God. The power of God not only forgives you and comes into your
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  • heart when you give your life to Christ. But as you begin to work
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  • out your salvation and renew your mind, the powerful Word of
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  • God begins to pull off all the lies and the junk and the stupid
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  • schematics and the preconceived ideas that are wrong. So that
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  • this mind gets renewed with the Word and this heart has a
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  • brand-new seed planted in it, like Mark chapter 4 says until
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  • crops of joy and peace and self-worth just begin to rise up
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  • in you. Now, you're a blessing. I had a snappy young woman
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  • talked to me one time. She was large and in charge. She wanted
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  • to know why, you know, that she's been praying for a husband
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  • and then bless God and she was going down through the men that
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  • she's been meeting and why this hasn't happened yet? Sometimes I
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  • put my foot in my mouth. I just said to her, "Maybe God doesn't
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  • wanna curse any poor guy with you." Her eyes got really big
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  • and she stopped, "What do you mean?" I said, "What are you
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  • doing looking for a man? What you should be doing is finding
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  • Christ and your self-worth in Him. Make sure that you and
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  • Jesus are good. And I promise you, the right one won't stay
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  • away from you. But to go blame that man, hunt that man down,
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  • you're gonna get the wrong one anyway." And I could say that to
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  • the guys, too. I'm not being sexist on that one. What Jesus
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  • did on the cross is absolutely crucial to your life. Let's
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  • pretend this is a tree. Right here. Tree. This is the bush up
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  • here and this down here is the root. So up here we got the
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  • fruit growing on the tree. And again, maybe it's bad fruit. So
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  • I get rid of the fruit. I don't want the fruit. Let's get it
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  • off. A funny happens in the spring. It all grows back, same
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  • fruit over and over. That tree is gonna produce the same fruit
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  • stinking fruit nonstop for decades. What you gotta do is go
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  • down and get up that root. You cut that root down, all the
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  • fruit dies. And then you find things that have got the right
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  • root. Now, the root is the beliefs of your heart. The fruit
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  • is the behaviors, the emotions, the feelings, the things that
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  • are going on in you that you blame everybody out there for,
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  • because they didn't do this, and they didn't do that. They didn't
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  • do this and I'm telling you right now. No, no. This fruit
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  • comes from root. This fruit doesn't come from something out
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  • there. Fruit is what we see. Root is what we cannot see.
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  • Fruit is the dysfunctional behavior we show the world
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  • around us. The root is the belief that empowers us. The
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  • root, okay, causes or feeds the symptom, just like it feeds the
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  • fruit on that tree. Behavior is a symptom. Change behavior never
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  • resolves the inner struggle overtime or all of the
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  • tormenting emotions that you're going through. I wanna challenge
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  • you if you haven't given your life to Christ, give your life
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  • to Christ. And then you must learn to know Him. You must
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  • study His Word. You must learn to discipline yourself. I just
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  • don't like to read. You know, make an excuse you want. Listen
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  • to the Word. Read, but get to church and begin to find out
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  • what Jesus did for you on that cross. So many Christians think
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  • they know it and they don't. They don't know that it's my
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  • sin, your sin that He took. That it was the curse that went with
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  • my sin that He took. It was the anger of God against sin that He
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  • took. God is not angry at me no more. He's not angry at you.
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  • Now, what the problem now is that religion. When I travel the
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  • world, I heard the stupidest religious beliefs I've ever seen
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  • in my life. Someone said to me, "Everything happens for a
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  • purpose. Trust God." Oh, I said, "I just talk to a man whose
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  • little daughter was raped." What kind of a sick thing is that to
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  • think? Well, you know, I saw a little baby died of brain
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  • cancer, crying from the pain. God is doing this, allowing
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  • this, He's teaching us something? What Bible are you
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  • reading? God gave us blessing. He said the thief comes to
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  • steal, kill, and destroy in John 10:10, but I am come that you
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  • might have life and more abundantly. He made the
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  • pleasures. He made the great things. He's designed
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  • relationships to prosper. He's designed every good thing on
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  • this planet for his people. And even on this world with the
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  • kingdom of darkness, you don't even have to be in the kingdom.
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  • You can be in the kingdom of light and He'll walk with you
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  • through all the junk that life has. Listen to me. In Ephesians
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  • chapter 3, I've got to talk really fast now. It talks there
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  • about having strength on the inner man. That if you wanna be
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  • strong, that you can pray for somebody and God strength will
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  • go into them. But it tells you what the strength is, is that
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  • God's love would dwell in your heart by faith. That you will be
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  • rooted and grounded in love. When a man loves correctly,
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  • there's more masculinity on that guy than you'll ever see
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  • anywhere else because he knows whose he is. He knows where his
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  • self-worth comes from his value. He knows God loves him. Woman is
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  • not gonna change that on him. That warrior princess knows who
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  • she is in the Word. No guys gonna take it away. I don't care
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  • how many years you've been married. I don't care what's
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  • going on. That it's the love of God that secures you and gives
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  • you strength. How many people right now, you know, talk about
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:22.060
  • stress. Stress is your reaction to things. It's your beliefs
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  • about things. And because you either react to stress
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  • emotionally which is seen. But a lot of times men react to stress
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  • physically which you can't see. You know, the average man if he
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  • marries his wife the same age dies 10 years younger than she
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  • does. And I got some theories on that, just mine. Women know how
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  • to talk. Men, they just tuck it away. Keep pushing it down
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  • inside. It will make you sick. The Bible says it will take
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  • your, the Bible literally says if you do not deal with that
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  • stress, which is fear, it will stop men's hearts. We live in
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  • this fallen world with all of the answers and it's Jesus that
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  • changes everything. And my challenge to you today for the
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  • rest of this month is get to know Jesus through the Word. And
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  • then get to know Jesus in your prayer time. Talk to Him. He
  • 00:20:28.100 --> 00:20:34.060
  • gives strength to the weary. Guys, we can be tough say, "I'm
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  • not weary." It was not what you said yesterday. "I'm so sick and
  • 00:20:38.280 --> 00:20:41.200
  • tired of that lady." Good! There you are. You're weary. Ask God
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  • for emotional strength. Oh, I don't need emo -, Yeah, we do.
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  • Maybe some relational strength. Maybe something you're going
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  • through right now. It's someone you love going through stuff.
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  • Don't personalize it. Don't take it on as your stuff. Now, if
  • 00:20:55.290 --> 00:20:59.040
  • there's some stuff in there, deal with your stuff. But other
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  • than that, you can't change another person. You can't change
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  • their emotions. You can't change their belief systems. You can't
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  • change and make them anything. What you can do is love them
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  • with God's love but not allow that neediness to pull you out
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  • of a sense of peace and who you are into this crazy life of up
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  • and down. God's love will affect your will. God's love will
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  • affect your physical body and it will bring healing. 3 John 2
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  • says I wish above all things that you prosper and be in
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  • health as your soul. These emotions. These feelings as they
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  • prosper, you'll walk in health. God's love will bring you
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  • strength to take on financial challenges. God's love will give
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  • you a strength to deal with people properly rather than give
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  • them a piece of your unrenewed mind every time at work. There's
  • 00:21:53.030 --> 00:21:56.060
  • strength that will, because you are loved by God. You feel
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  • significant. You feel special. You feel love. You know it. You
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  • believe it. You experience it. You're growing in it. Now, you
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  • have an opportunity to treat people correctly. Don't expect
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  • from them what they could never give you. When they ask, maybe
  • 00:22:11.130 --> 00:22:16.090
  • you would be able to point them towards the greatest lover of
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  • all times. The greatest friend, His name is Jesus. And I promise
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  • you without Him, you're screwed. So you might as well get to know
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  • Him. You might as well go to His Word say, "Jesus, I need to see
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  • You." And recognize how much He loves you. Can you believe the
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  • love of God? Can you recognize you mess up, you know, addicted,
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  • lots of sin, and can you believe He loves you anyway? You have to
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  • because He said He does, and God doesn't lie. And then secure
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  • yourself that God is in love with you. And I promise you some
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  • of the craziness going on in your head of behavior, emotions,
  • 00:23:05.090 --> 00:23:07.210
  • feelings, judgments that are owning you. Satan is pushing
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  • your buttons every day of your life. They'll disappear in the
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  • light of His glory and His grace. Get your eyes on Jesus.
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  • -LEON: One of the greatest things people struggle with
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  • today is, who am I? So many people are trying to get their
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  • DNA checked out to see if they've got European in them, if
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  • they've got Mongol in them, or they're from Indian descent from
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  • India. That they want to know and that they seem to feel a
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  • sense of, "I've gotta find out who I am." And none of those
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  • things are your identity. It's good to be proud and not
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  • embarrassed of where you come from and to be excited about it,
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  • but your identity is in Christ. And I wanna challenge you that
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  • you might think, "I'm Canadian. I'm American. I'm East Indian.
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  • Or whatever work but you are Indian first. You are made in
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  • the likeness and the image of God. The language that you
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  • speak. The color of your skin. And whoever your forefathers
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  • were, is not your identity. Your identity is in Christ. You're
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  • made in the likeness and image of God, designed in heaven made
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  • by God and that is the family. That is predominant thing that
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  • you need to understand. God may use everything else in His
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  • purposes in your life, language, color of skin, background, and
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  • He will. But your identity is Jesus. Don't let anything take
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  • that away from you. And that is where you'll have a peace. That
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  • is where you will have a strength. Because whenever the
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  • enemy comes in to tempt you off course or to begin to make you
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  • feel like you are not enough. You need to know, I am a child
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  • of God. I know that the King of kings is on the inside of me.
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  • That I was born with a purpose and there's something I'm gonna
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  • do for Him. Father, I pray right now. That we would release the
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  • things we cling to as our identity, failures, even
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  • victories. And we would look to You, Father, as the author, the
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  • finisher of our faith. We would look to You, Father, as our
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  • Father and we would believe the things You say about us, not the
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  • things that our even human father, or human people say
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  • about us. But what Your Word says about us and what You say
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  • about us. In Jesus' name I pray, amen and amen.
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