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The Ultimate Game Changer

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April 11, 2020
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On the show today; Leon shares what happened from the cross to the throne and how it can change your life forever.

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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 CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: The messagethat changes the planet is the
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  • message of Jesus from the cross.His death, His burial, His
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  • resurrection, His ascension tothe right hand of the Father.
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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: You know, it's not thehistorical Jesus and finding out
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  • about Him that changes lives.The historical Jesus is probably
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  • one of the most proven figuresof history. If you try to
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  • disprove it and say, "He didn'texist." Then there are so many
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  • other figures in history withfar less accumulated evidence in
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  • records all over. Jesus is a forsure a thing historically. But
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  • it's not the historical Jesusthat changes lives. It's the
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  • Jesus from the cross to thethrone, and no one saw that
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  • except God. And so God had itwritten all through the Old
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  • Testament and recorded againthrough the New. As to why did
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  • Jesus die? Where did He go? Andwhy? And it is from the cross to
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  • the throne that is the greateststory of history. It's not the
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  • exodus of the children ofIsrael. It's not David killing
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  • Goliath. It's not the historicalJesus walking on the water. The
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  • message that changes the planetis the message of Jesus from the
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  • cross. His death, His burial,His resurrection, His ascension
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  • to the right hand of the Father.In Matthew 13:45-46, it says,
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  • "Again, the kingdom of heaven islike unto a merchant, who a man
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  • who is seeking goodly pearls.Who, when he had found one pearl
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  • of great price, went and soldall that he had, and bought it."
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  • There are many people who claimtoday to be Christians. The term
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  • is so abused and so misused thatthey just think if you live in a
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  • Christian country and you'reborn into a Christian family,
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  • that you're a Christian. Whichis way much of religion looks at
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  • this. There are people heretoday just by stats that you'll
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  • give your life to Christ. Youmade a great decision to escape
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  • hell to make heaven. But you'llnever do the work of working out
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  • your own salvation with fear andtrembling. Hiding God's Word in
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  • your heart so you accuratelyfollow Him. So that you can live
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  • in kingdom principles. You're abeliever who's going to heaven
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  • when you die, but have neverlearned to walk in the kingdom
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  • principles that Jesus talksabout in the Bible. And the very
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  • first thing we need to look atis, are you all out for Jesus?
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  • Have you in your heart soldeverything to follow Him? People
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  • all over this planet have giveneverything to follow Him. Risk
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  • their lives, their businesses,everything. Yet in America and
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  • Canada, okay, and kind of in thefirst world. Which is only about
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  • four to five percent of theworld's Christians. There's not
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  • much growth, not much happeningin the church of Jesus Christ.
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  • But in the other 95 to 96% ofthe world, there is phenomenal
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  • revival right from the Muslimcountries to all across the
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  • planet. Every place that we usedto think God wasn't moving and
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  • touching today is an incredibleharvest, an incredible and
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  • gathering of souls. Millionsupon millions upon millions of
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  • people. And I get a chance tomeet around the planet with the
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  • people who are in the countries.It's not some stats, some
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  • missions pro-guide put togetherin some denomination. These are
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  • talking to the men and the womenwho are pastoring in countries.
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  • I mean, underground pastoring inplaces where their very people
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  • are being beheaded. And Jesus issomething they'll give their
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  • lives for. Jesus is somethingthey'll sell it all out for.
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  • When the disciples walked theplanet, they were farmers and
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  • merchants and tent makers andbakers. And I mean, clothes
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  • designers and sewers just likethe world today. But everyone of
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  • them had this sold out heart forJesus Christ. The Bible has a
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  • different word for them thenChristian. In fact, the Bible
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  • doesn't use the word Christian.It's kind of Gentile name that
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  • was first coined in Antioch.It's called disciples.
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  • Discipline followers of JesusChrist. More than your Saviour
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  • which means that you're saved toget to go to heaven. But you're
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  • a discipline follower of theteachings of Jesus. And so you
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  • can walk in the benefits and thepower of the kingdom of God. In
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  • 2 Timothy 2:15, it says, "Studyto show yourself approved unto
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  • God, as a workman that needethnot to be ashamed, and rightly
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  • divide the word of truth." Well,Leon, I thought you said
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  • salvation was free. Oh, it is.You can freely accept Jesus,
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  • once you believe on Him. Butthere are so many areas of
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  • revelation that are ahead ofyou. And things will be revealed
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  • to you layer by layer by layeras you follow and obey Jesus.
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  • Your life begins to change andgrow. But if you just stay,
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  • "He's my Saviour. Praise theLord." Then you will have the
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  • frustration of living knowingthere's a kingdom and there are
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  • kingdom principles, but youactually can't get them to work.
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  • So you'll live frustrated likeeverybody else. When you die you
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  • go to heaven. Praise the Lord.That's good. In Philippians
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  • 2:12, it says, "Wherefore, mybeloved, as you've always
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  • obeyed, not as in My presenceonly, but now much more in My
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  • absence, work out your ownsalvation with fear and
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  • trembling. For it is God whichworks in you both to will and to
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  • do of His good pleasure." Yousee, we're so afraid of working
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  • at something that we work forour degree. We went seven years
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  • to university. We've worked 12years apprenticing. We finally
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  • got -, We will work foreverything else. But when it
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  • comes to our relationship withJesus Christ, because it's just
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  • kind of free and it'spositional. We just think
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  • there's no work to do. But theword disciple means discipline
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  • followers of Jesus Christ. Itsays truth will set you free.
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  • Holy Spirit will guide you intotruth. In Psalm 119:11, it says,
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  • "Thy word have I hid in myheart, that I might not sin
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  • against thee." The word sin isan interesting word. One of the
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  • most common words in the NewTestament for sin, Hamartia. It
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  • means to miss the mark for God'sbest. You see, I don't want to
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  • miss the mark for God's best inthe ministry He's called me. I
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  • don't want to miss the mark forGod's best in my marriage. I
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  • don't want to miss the mark forGod's best raising my kids. I
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  • don't want to miss the mark forGod's best in staying alive and
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  • healthy. I don't want to missthe mark for God's best to have
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  • the finances that I'm called tohave to go do the work and
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  • finance the work God's called meto finance. There is something
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  • about living out God's best thatis important for us. But it's
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  • going to require you to know theJesus in the Word. You can't
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  • just know the historical Jesus.You can't just read Matthew,
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  • Mark, Luke, and John. Which bythe way, are records of the
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  • historical Jesus. But when youunderstand what He did on the
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  • cross. When you understand whatHe did in the grave. When you
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  • understand that what happenedwhen He arose again. When you
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  • understand what happened when Heascended and sat at the right
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  • hand of the Father. Somethinghappens inside of you, and you
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  • begin to fall in love with thisJesus. For others it's a legal
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  • issue. For others it's just anissue of escaping hell and we're
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  • wise enough to make heaven. Butfor those who have gone into
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  • God's Word and studied and askedHoly Spirit, "Show me. Reveal to
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  • me." Something takes place onthe inside of you. And listen to
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  • me close to you matureChristians that are here. If you
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  • do not know the love of Jesus inthe Word and then experience the
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  • love of Jesus every day. You'llnever walk out your destiny
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  • because you'll never deal withyour self-worth in a correct
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  • way. It is knowing the love ofGod. It is experiencing the love
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  • of God. Some of you, "Leon, Idon't need to feel God's love.
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  • I'm not moved by my emotions."Oh, I'm glad. God has emotions
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  • but He doesn't make up His mindbased on His emotions. Lucky for
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  • us. He has emotions but He livesby integrity. He lives by
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  • honour. He lives by thecharacter of the words that He
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  • has spoken. Lucky for us. Weshould be the same. We have
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  • emotions but they don't changeus living with character and
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  • dignity and integrity. God's gotemotions. He made you with
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  • emotions. You don't think thatyou can have with Him an
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  • emotional relationship? How manywomen want to marry an
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  • unemotional man? Every womanthinks they did by the way. Just
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  • so you know in marriagecounseling, every woman thinks
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  • she's married an unemotionalman. Not realizing that men run
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  • just as deep as you emotionally.They just don't express it
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  • outwardly. God has emotions andHe loves you, and He wants you
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  • to know His love, and He wantsyou to experience His love. The
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  • other day someone said, "Well,Leon, how does that work?" I
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  • can't explain to you how becauseI can't explain to each of you
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  • couples here, when it was andwhy it was you feel in love with
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  • the person that you're marriedto. Now, you think you know. But
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  • yet it's a mystery. And Godcompares the kingdom of God to a
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  • man and a wife. You know, when Ihave to go somewhere and teach
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  • or preach or equip pastors orleaders somewhere on the planet.
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  • If I go and Sally doesn't come.I find it there're certain
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  • moments where I just feel alittle lonely and I'll start to
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  • think about her. And it'samazing the things that take
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  • place in my heart as I thinkabout that little blonde that
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  • gave me five children, raisedthem by my side for the last 35
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  • years. We've been throughdeaths. We've been through
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  • victories. We've been throughattacks and losses and attempts
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  • on our lives, sickness. Shestood with -, I just start
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  • thinking about her and my heartjust swells, as I just feel this
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  • love. And if I could see herright now, I'd pick her, and I
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  • just kiss her. It just thinkingabout her. Thinking about how
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  • she's lived with me. What she'sdone for me. How she's been by
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  • my side. My heart -, The same istrue when you begin to go into
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  • God's Word and you begin torecognize that this Jesus, that
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  • He died on a cross and He tookyour sin and my sin. And as soon
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  • as the sin came upon Him, thecurse was next, and the curse
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  • killed Him. When He cried out,"My God, My God, why have you
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  • forsaken Me?" He wasn't justmaking it up with a cute thing
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  • to say. Something was going onin the Spirit realm as He became
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  • sin, as He took sin. And as Hebecame sin and took the sin of
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  • the world, the curse thataccompany sin came upon Him and
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  • He died on that cross. You knowthat darkness was came upon the
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  • face of the earth at that timewhen He died. And many scholars
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  • believed when you go to theprophesy in Psalm 22, that as He
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  • took the curse which death,sickness, disease, poverty. That
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  • His body warped out of shape asit took everything from
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  • Myelopathytus to bones to tumorsto you name it. And His body
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  • just -, The Bible says it didn'tlook like a man. He took the
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  • curse. He died in our place andHe spent three and a half days
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  • in the grave. What was He doingthere? Well, we can know through
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  • scripture that He was believingto rise again. We can know
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  • through scripture that He wasspeaking the Word because He was
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  • innocent. And when He aroseagain. And when He arose again,
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  • there's a new life that isyours. See, it's one thing to be
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  • forgiven. It's another thing tohave new life. And then this
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  • Jesus that rose again, He wentand ascended at the right hand
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  • of the Father where He is todayin a position of authority. When
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  • we think about Good Friday,about Easter. We've got to
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  • remember, do you know the truthabout the cross? You know, it's
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  • interesting that 300 years afterChrist when Christianity became
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  • the state religion. It was thedownfall for all them as they
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  • simply painted the cross onshields and started taking over
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  • the then known world by force.And yes, they defended the cross
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  • and Christian countries.Absolutely history will tell us
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  • and thank God for that. But thisdiscipleship, these followers of
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  • Jesus who knew truth and whowalked in the power and in the
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  • love of God began to wane. Asthe church comes through the
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  • dark ages, the centuries that goby. The last 2000 years, the
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  • church of Jesus Christ hasn'tdone real great. Yet, He's
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  • always had a people. He's alwayshad a people who knew Him, who
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  • would spend time in thescriptures, who would understand
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  • from the cross to the throne.The price that was paid. And
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  • they would love this Jesus, laydown their lives for this Jesus.
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  • In Colossians 2:20, it says thatwe were crucified with Christ.
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  • We died with Him. In Colossians3:1, it teaches us that when He
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  • rose from the dead, we wereraised with Him. In Ephesians
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  • 2:6 when it says, He's seated atthe right hand of the Father.
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  • You and I are seated with Him.When you begin to look at the
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  • inheritance in Romans 8:17 thatJesus has, we share in that
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  • inheritance in Him. I just got aquestion. Do you know these
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  • things? Can you find thesethings in the Word? Or are you
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  • just, "Jesus is your Saviour."That's wonderful. He's the
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  • Saviour of the world for thosewho will believe on Him. But
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  • then He goes on to say inMatthew chapter 6 that if you
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  • will seek first the kingdom ofGod, all these things will be
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  • added. And most of us havesomething else that we seek
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  • first. Our career. Our pleasure.The joy of our lives with homes
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  • and cars and houses and clothesand all the beautiful things
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  • that God has freely given us,but we are never to seek first.
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  • I pray that this Easter Sunday,you would make a decision. That
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  • He's the pearl of great price.He is worth everything that I
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  • do, puts Him first. My businessputs Him first. My marriage puts
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  • Him first. My family puts Himfirst. Everything that I do puts
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  • Him first. I'll teach mychildren Jesus before I'll teach
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  • them mathematics. Mathematicswon't get them to heaven.
  • 00:19:09.131 --> 00:19:11.033
  • Mathematics will help them inbusiness. I'll teach my children
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  • Jesus literally. Until we giveour lives to Christ, we are
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  • walking around two-thirds of ahuman being from the way God
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  • designed you. He designed you tobe incredible with all three of
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  • your parts. Body, soul, andspirit. You're a three-part
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  • being. When Adam and Eve sin,and God's presence left them.
  • 00:19:30.018 --> 00:19:34.156
  • They literally began to functionas two-thirds the way God
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  • designed them. Which is why somany people try so many things.
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  • Some try sex. Some try alcohol.Some try drugs. Some try
  • 00:19:40.662 --> 00:19:44.333
  • relationship after relationship.Some try wisdom. Some try
  • 00:19:44.366 --> 00:19:47.936
  • success. Some of you smarterthan everybody else. Some people
  • 00:19:47.970 --> 00:19:50.939
  • -, Whatever it is you think isgoing to help you to feel like
  • 00:19:50.973 --> 00:19:54.977
  • you're better, that you'respecial, that you're
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  • significant. Which is why Godwants you to feel. None of it is
  • 00:19:57.012 --> 00:19:59.982
  • going to do that except the loveof God. The value of God. You
  • 00:20:00.015 --> 00:20:06.088
  • see, if I get my value frompreaching, then I'm handing you
  • 00:20:06.121 --> 00:20:11.526
  • my self-worth. And if I had abad day, then I feel really low.
  • 00:20:11.560 --> 00:20:16.331
  • If I had a good day and everyoneloves it. But your self-worth
  • 00:20:16.365 --> 00:20:19.835
  • can't be attached to what you doto your skillset. It can't be
  • 00:20:19.868 --> 00:20:24.840
  • attached to what you think isyour calling. It can't be
  • 00:20:24.873 --> 00:20:27.309
  • attached to your looks becausegravity happens to us all.
  • 00:20:27.342 --> 00:20:30.112
  • Wherever you attached yourself-worth, it will be a rocky
  • 00:20:30.145 --> 00:20:34.583
  • road. But if you attach yourself-worth, that God loves me.
  • 00:20:34.616 --> 00:20:42.791
  • God made me. I'm designed inheaven made by God. And it
  • 00:20:42.824 --> 00:20:47.763
  • doesn't matter how many humantest I fail. It doesn't diminish
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  • one bit how special I am to Him.When you begin to anchor
  • 00:20:51.566 --> 00:20:57.239
  • yourself in that, all of asudden, there's a peace. Others
  • 00:20:57.272 --> 00:21:02.511
  • can succeed around you. You cango, "High five man. Good for
  • 00:21:02.544 --> 00:21:05.547
  • you." Whereas in the past itwas, "Oh, you think you're
  • 00:21:05.580 --> 00:21:07.749
  • something special now." But yourself-worth is no longer in your
  • 00:21:07.783 --> 00:21:11.620
  • performance, your looks, or anyof your skills. It's in Jesus. I
  • 00:21:11.653 --> 00:21:17.693
  • can explain to you thephenomenal peace. The incredible
  • 00:21:17.726 --> 00:21:22.397
  • joy. The sense of identity thatbecomes yours when you
  • 00:21:22.431 --> 00:21:27.269
  • disconnect from the approval ofeverybody else and you only care
  • 00:21:27.302 --> 00:21:31.073
  • about one guy's approval, God.Now, you can turn as a new
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  • creation and appreciate others,love others, relationship work
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  • better. When everything is notabout you feeling good about
  • 00:21:41.083 --> 00:21:44.886
  • you. You feel good because ofJesus. The Bible teaches us that
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  • when you give your life toChrist, you must learn what took
  • 00:21:52.260 --> 00:21:55.731
  • place from the cross to thethrone. It's God's view of the
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  • days that Jesus was dead. Youknow, when Jesus died on the
  • 00:21:59.835 --> 00:22:02.003
  • cross for three and a half days.It says He was dead. The Bible
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  • says that as Jonah was threedays in the belly of the whale,
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  • so the Son of man was in thecenter of the earth. Basically
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  • saying that He was dead. Youknow, the Bible talks a lot of
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  • things that went on. But whenJesus came back to life, He rose
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  • triumphant over every sin, overthe curse of the law. Because
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  • when Jesus was on the cross, andHe took my sin and He took your
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  • sin. The next thing that followsin was the curse. The curse
  • 00:22:29.664 --> 00:22:33.101
  • always follow sin. And so here'sJesus. He became sin for the
  • 00:22:33.135 --> 00:22:37.172
  • mankind. The next thing that hitHim was the curse which means He
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  • died. When He died pretty quickon the cross, they were
  • 00:22:41.610 --> 00:22:44.546
  • surprised He died so fast. Iused to think, "Well, wasn't
  • 00:22:44.579 --> 00:22:47.983
  • Jesus even man enough to likelast longer than most guys?" No,
  • 00:22:48.016 --> 00:22:50.986
  • they were surprised how quicklyHe died. They didn't have to
  • 00:22:51.019 --> 00:22:53.355
  • break His legs when He wascrucified because He was dead.
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  • Oh, what killed Him? It wasn'tthe cross anyway. What killed
  • 00:22:57.092 --> 00:22:59.694
  • Him was the curse that comeswith sin. And the curse was
  • 00:22:59.728 --> 00:23:03.532
  • poured out on Jesus and there'sno curse left to give you. When
  • 00:23:03.565 --> 00:23:09.771
  • you hear preacher's talk aboutyou're going to be cursed.
  • 00:23:09.805 --> 00:23:12.574
  • That's baloney. Jesus took thecurse of the law. Jesus died in
  • 00:23:12.607 --> 00:23:18.180
  • your place. There's no curseleft to give you. If something
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  • bad happens, stop blaming God.Like the insurance company. Sir,
  • 00:23:21.016 --> 00:23:24.619
  • we can't give you anything forthe flood. That's an act of God.
  • 00:23:24.653 --> 00:23:27.355
  • Oh, really? Where's that? It'san easy way to get out of it.
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  • No, God doesn't do bad things toyou and I. Now, life will.
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  • There's stuff on this planet.There's death. There's anger.
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  • There's hatred. There's a lot ofstuff that you and I have to
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  • walk through in our lives. ButHe'll be with us. He'll never
  • 00:23:41.570 --> 00:23:44.239
  • leave us. He'll never forsakeus. And the miraculous power of
  • 00:23:44.272 --> 00:23:48.310
  • God becomes ours when we beginto identify with Jesus.
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  • -LEON: You know, prayer is soimportant, and I want to pray
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  • for you and with you. Prayer isa couple of things. Prayer
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  • should be done on a regularbasis where you are just
  • 00:25:29.544 --> 00:25:32.347
  • communicating with God. But thenprayer is powerful, in that it
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  • brings something into thisworld. It can bring healing. It
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  • can bring blessing. And soprayer needs to be something
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  • that we believe in and that wepractice. Some people kind of do
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  • a begging and a pleading and abugging prayer. But I love to
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  • pray God's Word becauseaccording to God's Word all that
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  • we need in life has already beengiven to us because of what
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  • Jesus did on the cross. And so Ilove just to pray His Word and
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  • thank Him for what He's doing.So Father, in the name of Jesus,
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  • I stand in agreement right nowwith my brother and my sister,
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  • and I ask You to touch them in abeautiful way. Give them a sense
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  • of understanding Your Word asnever before. Let them know how
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  • loved they are. And I'mbelieving with them for a
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  • miracle to take place in thatarea right now that they're
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  • seeking You about. I pray rightnow that You're going to speak
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  • to them this week and somethingpowerful is going to let them
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  • know. God, You are there helpingthem. In Jesus' name, amen.
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