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The Silence of Men

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November 10, 2020
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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEOof Canada's only
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  • Christian TV station.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: A father'swords are rarely forgotten
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  • but neither is his silence.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays 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 biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharingJesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour 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: It was the silence ofAdam not just the temptation of
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  • Eve that brought about thedestruction of this planet. All
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  • their unborn children died inone fatal moment when they
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  • thought they were smarter thanGod. I was joking around in a
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  • guy's conference here a fewyears ago, and I just kind of
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  • made this silly comment that,"Hey, where would men be without
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  • women?" And some guy at the backshouted, "Back in the garden of
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  • Eden." All the men roared, andwe had good little masculine
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  • moment. Many of us have thoughtthat when Eve was being tempted
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  • to disobey God, that Adam wasnowhere to be found. But when
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  • you study the scripture out, youfound out that Adam was there
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  • standing there as the enemy ofour souls that fallen angel
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  • Lucifer through the body of thatsnake began to speak to her and
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  • tempt her to disobey God. Wehave not one recorded word of
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  • Adam being a man and standing upand doing what God told him to
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  • do. Have dominion on thisplanet. Subdue everything that
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  • walks, creeps, flies, and swims.And by the way, this included
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  • any angel that would comeagainst. But what did he do?
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  • Nothing. He was silent. SinceAdam, we seemed to have this
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  • condition that troubles meneverywhere. Men are more silent.
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  • We live in a culture wherelittle boys are told to ignore
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  • their emotions. A little girlcan cry and get a hug but yet in
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  • many homes a little boy criesand he's corrected and, you
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  • know, suck it up and be tough,be a man. And everything that
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  • he's taught is to push hisemotions down. They're
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  • meaningless. Be a man. Men don'thave emotions. Men don't feel as
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  • deeply. And so then we becomehusbands and every wife's dream
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  • is that my husband would sharehis deepest feelings with me.
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  • But men they'll -, And everyoneis not exactly the same. Some
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  • couple, "I'm the one that, myhusband is a talker. I'm the
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  • quiet one." I get it. Everyoneis not exactly the same. But as
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  • a regular condition, you'll findthat after 40 years of pastoring
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  • and counseling with men andwomen and families that one of
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  • the constant things I hear fromthe vast majority is, "I wish my
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  • husband would talk to me." Andhe will go, "What you're talking
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  • about? We talk every day." No,you talk about things, systems,
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  • answers, problem solving. Youknow, where we going today? What
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  • do you want to do tomorrow? Butyou never talk about how you
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  • feel, how you want to live? Whatexcites you about us and our
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  • future? You don't dream with me.You don't. And the guys' totally
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  • bewildered because we're going,"Of course, we do. We talk all
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  • the time." But we have been sotrained to push down our
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  • emotions, to push down feelings,to push down any kind of dream
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  • or desire and get up and workand labor, be practical, solve
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  • problems. And it had a direeffect on our families, on our
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  • kids. And by the way, I have noproblem with strong women. If
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  • you've met my mama or my wife ormy four daughters or my
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  • daughter-in-law, you know what Imean. They are not to be trifled
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  • with. These are warriorprincesses. There's an equality.
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  • But today, I'm talking to men. Afather's words are rarely
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  • forgotten but neither is hissilence. You might think because
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  • you've never really spoken. Youhad her raised them, and her
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  • disciplined them. Your silencethat you're kind of free. You've
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  • got to get a jail free card. Butkids will never forget the
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  • silence of their fathers whenthey could have spoken up and
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  • complimented. When they couldhave spoken up and spoken into
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  • their lives and taught them andconfronted evil, confronted
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  • issues. Most, well, every menalive wants his father to tell
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  • him when he's a man. Most men donot feel like men until their
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  • father looks at them. Andwhether it's talking, whether
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  • it's taking them out hunting,whether it's taking them out
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  • with the men. Whatever it isthere's got to be some way that
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  • you communicate to your son. Youare a man and you're a man that
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  • I'm proud of. And if a boydoesn't hear those words, he can
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  • spend. And I counsel with thiskind of men all the time in our
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  • church. He'll spend the rest ofhis life trying to prove to
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  • everybody around him that he's aman. And in one day if his
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  • father would have looked him inthe eye and began to tell him
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  • what he thought of him. You're aman my son. Most daughters they
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  • need to know from a dad, afather figure that says, "You're
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  • beautiful. You're smart. You'regoing to do amazing things with
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  • your life." Proverbs 25:11 saysthat a word fitly spoken is like
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  • apples of gold in pictures ofsilver. He's talking about a
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  • gorgeously design art where realgold apples and real gold. It's
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  • a picture of silver. And it'ssaying when a word finds the
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  • right time, says the right thingat the right moment. That it has
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  • tremendous power to plant intothat heart and to raise up peace
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  • and a sense of significance anda sense of joy and a sense of
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  • value and who you are. There aremen listening to me right now
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  • who are older than me, who don'tknow why they've lived their
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  • lives the way they have unableto communicate with their wife,
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  • unable to even understand thelanguage of the family. Unable
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  • to even speak up and speak intosituations and they don't know
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  • why. And I'm telling you it'sbecause a father should have
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  • spoken into your world and youstill can do that. The words
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  • that you speak to your childrencan rescue them from future
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  • destruction. In Psalm 107:20, itsays, "He sends forth His word
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  • and heals them and rescues themfrom the pit and from
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  • destruction." The word "pit"literally means a hole, a trap.
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  • That they would dig to trap alarge animal. They would walk
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  • through and to see them probablyand the animals breaks through
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  • they didn't notice there's atrap there with some light
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  • branches on top and their weightbreaks through and they were in
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  • a pit they can't climb out of.And it's saying here that God's
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  • Word as our Father. That Hespeaks to us. He's complimenting
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  • us, teaching us. Holy Spirit'sjob is to speak into our lives
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  • and that those words will guideus around that pit. To not speak
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  • up as a father in the lives ofyour children with compliments
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  • and correction is going torelegate yourself to an
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  • irrelevant status in yourchild's life. I was just sitting
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  • here last night as I waspreparing, and I just wrote it.
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  • I want to write this out wordfor word because it's just, this
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  • thought just hit me. To notspeak up as a father into the
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  • lives of your children withcompliments and correction is to
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  • relegate yourself to anirrelevant status in their
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  • lives. I don't know how manydads will talk to me about how
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  • they just wish they could getinto their kids' life but
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  • they're just too busy. They'renever too busy for dad.
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  • Somethings happen where you'reirrelevant. It's one of the
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  • problem with the church of JesusChrist today. If we don't become
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  • Spirit Contemporary and speak upand get involved and get into
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  • politics and business and riseup in leadership. Then the
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  • church is going to be relegatedas irrelevant. The church went
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  • big. No, no. What's so good withthe church? And fathers we can
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  • have the same problem. And whenI talk about compliments, I
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  • don't mean flattery. I'vewatched some people when they
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  • tried to encourage their kidsand they'll talk like this,
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  • "You're amazing! You're the man.Fist-bump, fist-bump. You're a
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  • world changer. You'reincredible. You're better than
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  • anybody else and everything.Come on!" And you just said a
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  • whole bunch of words thatthey're just flattery. And after
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  • a while, a son or a daughter islooking for a real compliment
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  • not just a bunch of flattery,and a real compliment is when
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  • someone studies you. They'rearound you, watching you,
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  • looking at you. And then say,"Hey, hey! Son, daughter come
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  • here. When you did that, I saw astrength in you. You are so
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  • gifted at this. I saw you dealwith the pain in that situation
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  • and you made this decision. I'mso proud of you." A compliment
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  • is something that you study, andyou look so that your words are
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  • fitly spoken like apples of goldin pictures of silver. But you
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  • can't raise a kid with an iPad.You can't raise a kid with
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  • Netflix. You can't raise a kidby just pushing them off to a
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  • school, even a Christian school.As dads we are crucial. We are
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  • so important. I was talking to afriend a little while ago and he
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  • was just bragging on one of hiskids. What an incredible
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  • businessperson his daughter was,and it was just cool to watch.
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  • And so I just said to him. Ijust kind of casually, "Well,
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  • have you told her that?" No! Iwent, "What are you talking
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  • about?" Well, no. I mean, wedon't talk. Leon, I don't do
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  • that. What do you mean you don'tdo that? Well, my dad never. I
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  • say, "I don't care what your daddid. What your grandpa did. I
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  • don't care if the men around youdo. But when you have a son or a
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  • daughter and you see strengths.You let them know what you see
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  • in their lives. When you seegoing on a wrong way, you
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  • lovingly speak truth. We liveour lives to be examples for
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  • their lives. It is crucial thatmen speak up. That we encourage
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  • through complimenting, noticingtheir efforts. We've got to
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  • because too many times it's justmoms. And I'm not blaming you.
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  • Don't sit here and get beat upon yourself. Stop it. All of us
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  • deal with the same thing. Ifthere's one thing all my
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  • daughters and daughter-in-lawand my wife want, it would be
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  • for me to speak more. They say,"Why? You talk all the time."
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  • It's different getting up andpreaching here and being at
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  • home. And I have to continue toremind myself to say, "When's
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  • the last time just hang out withmy son, my daughter? When's the
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  • last time that I watch theirlife begin to just brag to them
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  • about them, or in company ofothers notice something. The
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  • power that we have in our wordsas dads will be spoken in a way
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  • that will change your lifeforever. Dads I want you to know
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  • today, grandfathers, fathers,men. That God has given us this
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  • stunning ability to speak wordsand that these words, they heal.
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  • They literally predict, toprophesy the futures of your
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  • kids. Whether they're going tolive life in a pit or be
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  • destroyed or unhealthy inrelationships or sower, or
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  • whether they're the life of God.We have an ability to speak from
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  • our hearts as men and fathers.I'm going to read you a portion
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  • of scripture that I actually inall my times of reading the
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  • Bible. I read it through overand over, but I've never seen
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  • it. I think sometimes we pick atopic and then we read a verse
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  • and it just comes alive. ButI've got four stunning verses.
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  • Four or five stunning versesabout words that we speak. In
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  • Job, believe it or not. Job29:21, listen to the power of
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  • words. And I want every dad andgrandpa that's listening to
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  • apply this to you as a fatherand put that context into the
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  • Word as I read you this. "Peoplelistened to me carefully and
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  • waited quietly, silently for myadvice. After I finished
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  • speaking, they spoke no more. Mywords fell, dripped very gently
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  • on their ears. They waited forme as they would for rain, and
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  • they drank in my wordslike?opening their mouth for the
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  • spring rain. I smiled at themwhen they doubted and?had no
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  • confidence, and my approval wasimportant to them. They did not
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  • frown at the light of mycountenance. I chose the way for
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  • them and was their leader. I satas their chief. I lived like a
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  • king among his army, like aperson who comforts mourning
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  • people." The fact that a personcan speak words that just a
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  • smile can change the day of yourchild. A dad noticing them,
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  • speaking to them even whenconfronting them over something
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  • they've done wrong, can be donein such a way that rather than
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  • being destroyed. They're beingcoached because you are an
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  • amazing person and I want to belike a coach coaching your life
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  • to be better, to go further.According to the Word silence
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  • can mean, like we're not evenpresent, or not even caring. In
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  • Psalm 35:22, David says, "Lord,you have been watching. Do not
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  • keep quiet. Lord, do not leaveme alone or?be far from me."
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  • When a father is silent, youmight not mean this. But it can
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  • feel like you're not present andthat you don't care even though
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  • that's not your heart. That'show it can be interpreted. In
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  • Psalm 39:2, "I was dumb withsilence, I held my peace, even
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  • from good and my sorrow wasstirred." To be silent at
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  • crucial times is to literallysee things begin to unfold that
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  • will bring sorrow into yourlife. When you could have spoken
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  • of corrected, loved, builtsomeone up. Everybody's waiting
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  • for a dad to speak. Everyone'swaiting for a father, a
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  • grandfather to declare love, tosay things that can build up. In
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  • Psalm 50:21 says, "I have keptquiet while you did these
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  • things, so you thought I wasjust like you. But I will scold,
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  • reprimand, reprove you andindict you to your face
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  • and?before your eyes." Silencealso means you're in agreement.
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  • Sometimes we're quiet and wethink that silence is golden.
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  • But I've got a new saying asI've instructed and trained the
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  • men at Springs. Silence can beyellow. Let's speak up. David
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  • begs God in Psalm 83:1, "Keepnot thou silence, O God. Hold
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  • not thy peace, and be not still,O God." I thank God. God's never
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  • removing Himself from men. Iinterviewed a guy one time who
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  • wrote a book about, "What to DoWhen God is Silent." I had a
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  • hard time with that interviewbecause I didn't believe in the
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  • concept at all. God is neversilent. He's always loving.
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  • Always speaking. He's always,there's a flow from Him of joy
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  • and peace and His presence. Godis not silent. And we can't be
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  • silent. In Ecclesiastes 3:7, itteaches us that in our lives
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  • there's a time to be silent andthere's a time to speak. Yes,
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  • I'm not saying always speak up.There's many, many times I look,
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  • and I see a situation and as Ithink, "God, should I speak up?"
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  • He'll say, "Not yet or it's notyou." But I've learned if it's
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  • cowardice or fear. Come on,Leon. Stand up and speak. But
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  • many times it's a wisdomsituation. There's a time to
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  • speak. There's a time to bequiet. One of the things that I
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  • want dads and grandfathers tosee today is that you are like a
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  • watchman on the wall. In the OldTestament days, they didn't have
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  • a video surveillance and all thethings that we have today. And
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  • so during the night they wouldput men on the walls of the city
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  • to look for attack. And whileevery other men slept and his
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  • kids slept and his wife slept,your job was to stay awake and
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  • watch, is anybody's trying tobreach the wall. He was a
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  • watchman. In Isaiah 62:6, itsays, "On your walls, O
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  • Jerusalem, I have set watchmenall the day, all the night. They
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  • shall never be silent." Now, itgoes on to teach. I'll give you
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  • a couple of thoughts here. Theyreally touch me. When you see an
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  • enemy, you don't just stand backas a watchman. Oh, we've got an
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  • attack on the west wall. Oh,they've breached the wall.
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  • They've got ladders. Oh, they'regoing through all the homes on
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  • that neighbor. Oh, dang. I wishthat didn't happen. No! A
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  • watchman on the wall is to alerteverybody. Blow the trumpet.
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  • Bang the drums. Shouts, scream.You don't be silent. And the
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  • same is true when in ourfamilies, our societies, our
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  • governments. Wherever we are andour circle of friends. We are to
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  • be a watchman to make sure thatwe stand for what is honorable,
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  • what is integrous. Not gossipand tearing down others with
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  • words. Words are so special.They're so precious. They are
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  • given to us to build up. TheBible says by your words you
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  • will be justified and by yourwords will be condemned. You
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  • see, one of the things I didearly on in my life, was I
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  • developed this belief that I'vegot to be careful what I say
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  • because what I say happens. Andwhen you begin to believe that,
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  • you begin to put a guard on yourmouth about talking about other
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  • people, calling down otherpeople. Some people that's all
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  • they know how to do. It's just,you know, just gossip. And we
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  • need to recognize that we needto speak up. Now, that other
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  • thing he's talking about thiswatchman on the wall is they
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  • were to be prophesying orspeaking the promises of God.
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  • And that's another thing that weas men need to be doing. We
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  • can't be silent with God's Wordin our prayer time. If you're
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  • going to say grace over ourtable. If you've got an
  • 00:20:56.937 --> 00:20:59.140
  • opportunity to pray with one ofyour kids over something. They
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  • ought to be able to hear you andsee you declaring the Word of
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  • God over your family. And Idon't mean doing it in a weird
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  • crazy way. But, you know, opt ina Word together for praying
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  • before a meal. I'll just take apromise and say, "Father, I
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  • thank You that my children areblessed. They walk in the favor
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  • of God. The wisdom of God isupon them and prosperity follows
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  • them, chases them down. Ithank." Like, I'll just say a
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  • couple of promises like that.Probably even way shorter than
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  • that and you can just hear themsay, "Amen." Because they love
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  • it when I'll speak the promisesof God over their marriage,
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  • their family, their finances,their health, their kids,
  • 00:21:31.639 --> 00:21:33.674
  • etcetera. We can't be silent.Watchmen. They warn. They
  • 00:21:33.708 --> 00:21:39.680
  • declare the promises in God. Tobe quiet at the wrong time is
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  • even to miss your purpose andthe purposes of God has set
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  • before you. In Isaiah 56:10 ofthe last verse I give you. It
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  • says, "The leaders who are toguard the people.?His watchmen."
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  • It says, "They're blind. Theydon't know what they are doing.
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  • They lack knowledge. They'reignorant." It says, "All of them
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  • are like quiet muzzled dogs thatdon't know how to bark. They lie
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  • down and they're just havingdaydreams. They love to sleep."
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  • The reason I put this verse inbecause this is what the enemy
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  • would love to do to men. He'llhave people shut you down.
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  • They'll laugh at your comments,what you think, how you feel.
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  • And I've got news for you.Nobody agrees with anybody on
  • 00:22:28.729 --> 00:22:32.700
  • everything. You're welcome tohave an opinion. You're welcome
  • 00:22:32.733 --> 00:22:36.170
  • to state what you believe. And Idon't care who knocks you
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  • whether it's a brother, yourwife, kids. Speak up. You're
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  • not, you're not lessknowledgeable than others. It's
  • 00:22:44.512 --> 00:22:47.882
  • just that often people have beenmuzzled and they've given into
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  • it. And I want to say to theamazing men that I know that
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  • today I'm preaching to myselfbecause I need to be reminded
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  • all the time to get up and speakup. I need to be reminded all
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  • the time that my words should bedone in way that is right
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  • timing, right place, and theyneeded to be like apples of gold
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  • in pictures of silver. And thatif we as men can learn to speak
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  • this way, there's somethingabout our home and the
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  • generations of our family.There's something about our
  • 00:23:18.245 --> 00:23:21.282
  • cities and our countries thatwill change when men will speak
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  • up. A statesman once said, "Theonly way that evil will prevail
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  • is if good men do nothing. Ifgood men say nothing." And it's
  • 00:23:32.493 --> 00:23:37.665
  • like everybody's afraid to speakup because they're so many
  • 00:23:37.698 --> 00:23:42.269
  • issues on TV. So many issuesgoing on. You might be attacked.
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  • You know what, it never stoppedthe apostle Paul who actually
  • 00:23:47.208 --> 00:23:50.110
  • was attacked. Use wisdom.Let's speak up.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are you in need ofa miracle? The lack of attention
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  • to our inner lives, is causing acrisis amongst Christians today.
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  • It robs us from experiencingGod's promises in our lives.
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  • Whether it's your body,finances, or any other area,
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  • the principles in this seriesare designed to help you
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  • unlock the miraculousin your life.
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  • in our lives. All it takes,is for you to make some
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  • heart belief corrections.
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  • the Miraculous" learn tocultivate your internal
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  • and external life.
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  • -LEON: Keep believing thatyou're worthy because of Jesus.
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  • Jesus qualified youfor every miracle.
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  • -LEON: Freedom is a beautifulword. The Bible says whom the
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  • Son sets free is free indeed.It's interesting to note that
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  • when you know truth, the truthsets you free. Now, this word
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  • truth is a whole lot deeper andbigger than just telling the
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  • truth. Of course, it's importantto tell the truth. But when you
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  • know the truth, as to what Jesusdid on the cross, what He did
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  • for you and I, and how free weare from sin, from the enemy,
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  • from anything that would take usoff course, from any power that
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  • would try to enslave us toaddiction, to depression, to
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  • mindsets. You begin to recognizeyou can live in absolute
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  • freedom. And I want to encourageyou to not allow a heart belief
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  • on the inside of you that justputs up with it or manages an
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  • addiction or manages a beliefsystem that is not accurate
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  • according to God's Word. Decideto live free. Father, I pray in
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  • Jesus name. That every personthat's listening to me right now
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  • would make a decision to not bea slave to anything. But they
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  • will know Jesus and Jesus willset them free. They will know
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  • His truth and truth will setthem free. I stand in agreement
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  • with them now. In Jesus'name, amen.
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