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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: You havefreewill. You get to choose what
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  • you do and what you do not do inlife, and God understanding
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  • freewill still saying to all ofus here today. He says it all
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  • through the New TestamentMatthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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  • He is saying to us. He says,"Who will go?"
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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 Calgary,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: My dad had a statementhe used all the time. He'd
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  • always say this, "Don't you knowyou are not your own? You have
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  • been bought with a price. And soyou can't just treat your life
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  • as whatever will be, will be."And in 1 Corinthians 6:19 it
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  • says that. It says, "Do you notknow that your body is the
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  • temple, the very sanctuary ofthe Holy Spirit? He lives within
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  • you, and you've received Him asa gift from God. You are not
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  • your own. You were bought with aprice purchased with a
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  • preciousness and paid for, madeHis own. So then, honor God and
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  • bring glory to Him in yourlife." 1 Corinthians 7:23, "You
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  • were bought with a price, be notye the servants of men." You
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  • know, you sitting here today arejust incredibly precious. The
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  • Bible says that you've beenbought. Isn't that interesting?
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  • Bought. Like a slave on anauction block. Really? You've
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  • been bought. But the word boughtimmediately brings to question
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  • value. Well, if you've beenbought. How much was paid for
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  • you? Because in most people andlike remember last couple of
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  • weeks I've been talking aboutwhere your focus on for your
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  • identity determines how muchself-worth you have. If you
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  • focus on external things, yourgiftedness, your value. How much
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  • money you make? How much yourcareer has done? And what your
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  • peers think about you? All thosethings are just dismal. But when
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  • you know I have been bought witha price. So what was I paid for?
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  • Well, all the gold in the worlddidn't pay for you. All the
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  • diamonds in South Africa and allthe jewels from whatever part of
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  • the planet. You could put themtogether, couldn't pay for just
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  • you. But God sent His Son and itwas the blood and the death of
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  • His own kid, His own Son. It'swhat He paid for you. That makes
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  • you sitting here a phenomenalworth. You're not an
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  • afterthought. I don't care ifyou're a mistake or the product
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  • of a rape or there's somethingin your life that embarrasses
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  • you. I don't care how you gothere. He paid the same price for
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  • everyone of us. And the Biblesays in 1 Corinthians, don't be
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  • servants to the opinions ofpeople. Don't let your peers
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  • decide what you go for, whatyou, what you attempt. Don't let
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  • people who embarrass you andtalk about you or what people
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  • might say about you and yourfamily, your neighborhood, your
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  • peer group. Don't let theminfluence what you go for with
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  • your life because you've beenpaid for with such incredible
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  • value. That you can't allowanybody else to determine what
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  • you do with this life. It saysyou are not your own. You are
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  • Gods. Why would He pay such anincredible price for you?
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  • Because what He has for you isbeyond anything Ephesians 3
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  • says. Anything you can imagine,or dream is how God wants to use
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  • you. I believe few people everfulfill anywhere near what we
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  • could do, if we begin to believeof what great value we are and
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  • what we could do with Jesus onthe inside of us. I want to talk
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  • today about heart of avolunteer. The word volunteer is
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  • pretty much been just means thelowest person here. We got the
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  • CEO. We got the staff. We gotthe cleaners and then we got the
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  • volunteers. And it's sobackwards. It's so not true.
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  • Now, I want to address thisbecause this is a crucial,
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  • crucial issue. You see, theheart of a volunteer is
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  • something that has been provenall through the Word. Did you
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  • know that Jesus was a volunteer?Jesus was not relegated and
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  • forced. He actually says in John10, I have the authority to lay
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  • My life down and I have theauthority to take it back again.
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  • And He laid it down as avolunteer. The disciples were
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  • volunteers. Take a look at everyperson in the Old Testament,
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  • volunteers. You know an amazingstory that we all notice is the
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  • story of David going to see hisbrothers and he happens to hear
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  • Goliath and out comes this storyof a shepherd boy, David,
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  • untrained in warfare getting upand killing Goliath. But when
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  • you read the story, there's aninteresting little part in
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  • there. It says David wasbringing food to his brothers.
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  • Do you want to know why? Becausein the Israeli army, you were
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  • not paid, and you were not fed.It was your family's duty to
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  • bring you the food. David was onthe way to the frontlines of a
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  • battle and he was bringing thefood for all of his brothers
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  • that were in that army. Thosemen were volunteers and the
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  • family were volunteers and thesupply lines to bring them that
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  • food. David in one of thestories in the Bible here. A man
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  • named Amasai came with thirtymen. David had not yet become
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  • the leader of Israel as king. Hewas running for his life and
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  • thirty bandits, bad guys. Thirtypeople who were running from the
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  • law probably. They came to Davidand said they wanted to join
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  • him. And David said to them,"Well, if you're coming here to
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  • turn me over to the king. God'sgoing to deal with you." And
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  • then it says the presence of Godcame on the lead outlaw. Isn't
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  • it something? The presence ofGod only comes on the king, the
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  • priest, and the prophet in theOld Testament. But Amasai is the
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  • leader of these thirty men. Andthe presence of God comes on and
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  • He said, "We are yours Davidbecause God is with you. The
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  • presence of God is with you.Whatever you do prospers and
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  • we're coming to join." And theBible says in 1 Chronicles
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  • 12:18. And the presence of Godcame on him and he began to
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  • prophesy to David, and he says,"We belong to you. We are yours,
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  • David! We are with you, son ofJesse! Success, success, peace
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  • and prosperity to you. Success,peace to those who help you
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  • because your God helps you. SoDavid welcome received these men
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  • and made them leaders, captainsof his armies, fighters and
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  • raiders." Whenever God bringspeople together. He put leaders
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  • together. Leadership together.And when God is in it, the Bible
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  • says. Whenever you hear the termin the Bible, and God was with
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  • them or you hear the term, andGod was with him. When you hear
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  • that term, that means nothingwill fail. No one will defeat
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  • them. They will achieveeverything they have to achieve
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  • because God was with them. Whenyou look it up in the Bible, it
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  • also means there's a bloodcovenant between them. There's
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  • something about God being withthe group of people. See, this
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  • church isn't here becausesomeone had an idea. We flipped
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  • the coin, figured out what todo. This is because of prayer
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  • and understanding and prayingand seeking and volunteers is
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  • why this is here. A volunteer.You know, in World War I and in
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  • World War II. I think when weget to heaven, we'll understand.
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  • I've talked to the few historiantyped people who began to tell
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  • me about how closed certaintimes we're in the world going
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  • the opposite direction, an evilman rising up. And when the
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  • allies or, you know, would beginto go and they would have all
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  • the battles they're fighting.But they would have certain
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  • missions that needed to be done.It's interesting when you watch
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  • History channel and you hearabout secret missions of men and
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  • women who risked everything, andsometimes half of them lost
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  • their lives or there weremissions I've watched where they
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  • all died even though theyachieved what they were called
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  • to do. But here's theinteresting thing. They would
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  • never conscript. They wouldnever force any team to do this
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  • unique missions. They always askfor volunteers. Isn't that
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  • interesting? They went to thetrained group of men and women
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  • and they said, "We have amission. This mission is going
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  • to put you in harm's way. Thismission is going to have some of
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  • you coming back. The odds aremost of you will die. We're not
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  • forcing anyone to go. We'reasking for volunteers." Now, I'm
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  • pretty well-read, but I'm notaware of anytime that a mission
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  • was put together that was superdangerous that they went, "Oh,
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  • we had to cancel the mission."How come? No volunteers. There
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  • was never a time. I've neverheard of a crucial mission being
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  • presented to a group of men andwomen trained in battle, trained
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  • to do this who didn't rise upand say, "Someone said we will
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  • go." You see, the difference ofputting someone on a mission
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  • that could cost you your life.That could cost you limb that,
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  • was that if you volunteer,there's something in you that is
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  • such steel. That you wouldn'tjust want to send somebody.
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  • Because if you just trained abunch of guys and sent them out,
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  • and that was their job. They'llgo out there and say, "We tried
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  • everything we know how. We shotall of our bullets, blew up all
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  • of our bombs, tried all 14 waysto do it. We're so sorry. We
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  • couldn't get it done. So we'reable to get on the plane and get
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  • back." But you see, the heart ofa volunteer won't do that,
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  • because a heart of a volunteeris always there because of love.
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  • A volunteer volunteers becauseof something deeper. They go,
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  • "This is my family we're talkingabout. We're talking about my
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  • grandkids. We're talking aboutthe towns and the cities where I
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  • come from, and I will step upand I will volunteer."
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  • Volunteers would go harder.Volunteers would go further.
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  • Volunteers would just go, andthey get lost life or limb. It
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  • was always volunteers that wentfor the most critical missions.
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  • And so today when we use theword volunteers, we need to just
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  • wash out this patheticdefinition that has crept to our
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  • minds, that volunteers aren'timportant people. You ask any of
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  • my staff. They'll tell you,"When I was hired, I was told
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  • you are here to look aftervolunteers because they are the
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  • lifeblood of the church." Howwould I hire enough people to
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  • look after kids? How would Ihire? So I hire someone to train
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  • and look after the volunteerslooking after the kids. How
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  • would you hire enough people todo ushering for service after
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  • service? You couldn't affordthat. You hire someone if you
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  • have to, to help look after allthe volunteers who volunteer to
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  • do the ushering. The heart of avolunteer is amazing. It's
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  • stunning. I hear someone, "Leon,you're not a volunteer." Are you
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  • kidding me? I have the heart ofa volunteer. Sally and I came
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  • and made the decision when itcame to Springs Church. You
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  • know, years ago, 25 years ago.It was, "Okay, God. Yes, we
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  • will." And I want you to knowthat history tells us that the
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  • heart of a volunteer isn't aboutmoney. It's not about hiring.
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  • It's not about who's who. It'snot about where you are in the
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  • totem pole. But in the historywhen we stand before God, and
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  • there are men and women who arethere because they gave their
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  • lives and they're believers forthe cause in battle. You need to
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  • know, it was a volunteer. Sodon't you ever again look at the
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  • volunteers around here whetherit's security, whether its men
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  • helping park cars, whether it'ssomeone cleaning a bathroom,
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  • whether someone looking after achild or volunteering to be
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  • behind serving coffee. Don't youever look at a volunteer again
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  • and think, "Well, they're just avolunteer." Just a volunteer. It
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  • is volunteers that made ourcountry free. It is volunteers
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  • that did the missions. They helpus to be where we are today. And
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  • today, it is volunteers thathave taken Springs Church to
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  • where it is today. It hasn'tbeen because of some astounding
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  • leader. I feel like a turtle ona fence post. Why do I say that?
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  • Because the first thing youthink about when you see a
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  • turtle on a fence post is, hedidn't get there by himself. He
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  • had a lot of help. CarrieChapman Catt says, "Service to a
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  • just cause rewards the workerwith more real happiness and
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  • satisfaction than any otherventure of life." The greatest
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  • depression, I'm talking to youafter 40 years of pastoring. The
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  • greatest depression I've everfound is always been amongst
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  • those who have fulfilled theirgoals. I've spoken with people
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  • from Hollywood, people fromcompanies, people who've
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  • achieved everything they dreamedof. Because the issue was, they
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  • thought that their self-worthand the joy and the sense of
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  • fulfilment and the sense ofaccomplishment would come when
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  • they got that award, when theygot the star on the sidewalk.
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  • When they hit the top of thepedestal and they were the CEO,
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  • the CFO. Everybody was singingtheir song and they go back and
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  • snort a line of coke after80.000 people just waved back
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  • and forth their arms at theirconcert and they can't find joy
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  • and happiness. The greatestplace of suicide isn't among the
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  • low group of people who arestruggling to get ahead. It is
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  • the greatest amongst those whoare achieved and at the very top
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  • as they recognize I've achieved.I can buy what I want. I know
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  • who I want to know and there'snothing on the inside of me that
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  • is fulfilled. It is about livingfor something greater and bigger
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  • than yourself. Eleanor Rooseveltsaid, "When you cease to make a
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  • contribution, you begin to die."Mother Teresa says, "Let us not
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  • be satisfied with just givingmoney. Money is not enough.
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  • Money can be got but they needyour hearts to love them. So
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  • spread your love everywhere yougo." A Greek proverbs says, "A
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  • civilization will flourish whenits people plant trees under
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  • which they will never sit."Peter Abelard said, "God
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  • considers not the actions butthe spirit behind the action."
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  • Edith Draper says, "Where theheart is willing, it will find a
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  • thousand ways. But where it isunwilling, it will find a
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  • thousand excuses." SherryAnderson, I love this one. She
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  • makes this comment. "Volunteersdon't get paid, not because
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  • they're worthless, but becausethey're priceless." Florence
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  • Luscomb said, "There is no endto what you can accomplish if
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  • you don't care who gets thecredit." There's a prophet in
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  • the Bible name Isaiah. God'scall came to him. And I want to
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  • read the six verses of thiscall. It's like he literally
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  • wrote down a lot of the NewTestament prophetically of what
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  • take place with Jesus. So God iscalling to Isaiah. He didn't
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  • just say, "Isaiah, you're doingthis. Come with me." See, God
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  • never does that. God usesvolunteers. Now, listen to, he
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  • glimpses heaven and then Godtalks to him. Listen to these
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  • verses. "In the year that KingUzziah died, I saw the Lord
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  • sitting on a throne, high,exalted! And the train of His
  • 00:18:08.936 --> 00:18:13.074
  • robes filled the temple.Angel-seraphs hovered above Him
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  • each with six wings. With twowings they covered their faces,
  • 00:18:19.914 --> 00:18:25.086
  • because the Bible says no oneshould ever see the face of God.
  • 00:18:25.119 --> 00:18:28.823
  • With two wings it says theycovered their feet, the lower
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  • parts as a sign of respect andhonor. And with two wings they
  • 00:18:33.494 --> 00:18:37.899
  • flew. And as they flew, theycalled back and forth to each
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  • other. Holy, Holy, Holy is Godof the Angel-Armies. His bright
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  • glory fills the whole earth.While the foundations trembled
  • 00:18:47.175 --> 00:18:51.546
  • at the sound of the angelvoices, and the whole house
  • 00:18:51.579 --> 00:18:54.782
  • filled with smoke. I said,'Doom! It's Doomsday! I'm as
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  • good as dead!' This is Isaiahtalking. 'Every word I've ever
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  • spoken is tainted blasphemouseven! And the people I live
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:07.595
  • with, they talk the same way,using words that are corrupt and
  • 00:19:07.628 --> 00:19:11.666
  • desecrate. And here I've lookedGod in the face! The King! The
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  • God of the Angel-Armies!' Thenone of the angel-seraphs flew to
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  • me. He held a live coal that hadbeen taken with tongs from the
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  • altar. He touched my mouth withthe coal and said, 'Look. This
  • 00:19:24.979 --> 00:19:29.517
  • coal has touched your lips. Goneyour guilt and your sins are
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  • wiped out.' Then Isaiah says,'And then I heard the voice of
  • 00:19:37.391 --> 00:19:43.030
  • the Lord.' Here's what He says,'Whom shall I send? Who will go
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  • for us?'" God is asking forvolunteers. Yeah, none of you
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  • can force. None of you have beenmade. So God now says, "Who's
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  • going to go for us?" Isaiahsays, "I spoke up." He says four
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  • words. "I'll go. Send me." Whenyou look at what God has done
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  • with Springs so far. I mean, itboggles the mind but there's
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  • just now way that any of us canever masterminded this. Sally
  • 00:20:25.172 --> 00:20:28.876
  • and I didn't know how. Sally andI just basically heard a call
  • 00:20:28.909 --> 00:20:33.147
  • that said, "Who will do this?"And we just step up and said,
  • 00:20:33.180 --> 00:20:37.585
  • "We will." Didn't know how.Didn't have the money. Didn't
  • 00:20:37.618 --> 00:20:40.021
  • have the people. Didn't have anyof those things. But we said,
  • 00:20:40.054 --> 00:20:43.691
  • "We will. We will go." And youhave to understand something.
  • 00:20:43.724 --> 00:20:47.595
  • God is not waiting for you toclean up good enough whenever
  • 00:20:47.628 --> 00:20:50.698
  • that is. God is not waiting foryou to say, "I don't have any
  • 00:20:50.731 --> 00:20:53.401
  • talents to use. Let me go getsome talents." What God is
  • 00:20:53.434 --> 00:20:56.003
  • saying first of is His called toyou is, "Who will go?" And you
  • 00:20:56.037 --> 00:21:01.108
  • have to respond to the call.He's not going to reach and
  • 00:21:01.142 --> 00:21:04.045
  • force you. He's not going toreach and make you. He's not
  • 00:21:04.078 --> 00:21:06.947
  • going to reach and give you allthat you need to do it. He just
  • 00:21:06.981 --> 00:21:09.216
  • ask this to Isaiah He says, "Whowill go?" And he just said, "I
  • 00:21:09.250 --> 00:21:15.389
  • will." That's something everyoneof us has to decide in our heart
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  • because if you don't, then youjust pursue your own stuff.
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  • God's for your best. All of uscan sit down and write all these
  • 00:21:23.698 --> 00:21:27.134
  • things about why our life is amess and who you're going to
  • 00:21:27.168 --> 00:21:29.403
  • blame it on. Blame it on yourspouse. Blame it on your dad.
  • 00:21:29.437 --> 00:21:31.906
  • Blame it on your mom. Everyoneblames their poor moms on a
  • 00:21:31.939 --> 00:21:34.041
  • psychiatrist couch. You know,blame something or you can say,
  • 00:21:34.075 --> 00:21:37.778
  • "The Lord is within me and so I,I'm going to respond." And I've
  • 00:21:37.812 --> 00:21:43.117
  • got news for you. That's allI've done when I've sensed the
  • 00:21:43.150 --> 00:21:46.020
  • call of God about something. Isaid went, "Gulp, gulp, gulp.
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  • Okay, we will go." Not knowinghow. But when you decide, that
  • 00:21:50.024 --> 00:21:55.830
  • Jesus is first in my life. I'mtelling you something. The
  • 00:21:55.863 --> 00:21:59.667
  • presence of God will change you.He will begin to do things in
  • 00:21:59.700 --> 00:22:03.037
  • your life, you could never do onyour own. We are volunteers. We
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:07.808
  • are all volunteers in the armyof God. And you can go ahead and
  • 00:22:07.842 --> 00:22:12.880
  • just think it's about you andyour career and your gifting and
  • 00:22:12.913 --> 00:22:16.016
  • your end. All those things willbe found when we serve God. But
  • 00:22:16.050 --> 00:22:19.487
  • don't think for a moment thatthe joy and the pleasure of your
  • 00:22:19.520 --> 00:22:22.390
  • life will be to find out whatyour gifting is and then figure
  • 00:22:22.423 --> 00:22:24.859
  • out what your calling is. Thenget out there and do it because
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  • history is littered with bodiesof those who found their gift,
  • 00:22:27.828 --> 00:22:32.366
  • used their gift, went out anddid it and they're still not
  • 00:22:32.400 --> 00:22:35.169
  • happy because it is about God.Listen to me. God doesn't
  • 00:22:35.202 --> 00:22:40.408
  • conscript people. He doesn'tforce people. He doesn't make
  • 00:22:40.441 --> 00:22:43.110
  • people. I've heard people telltheir testimony, "I didn't want
  • 00:22:43.144 --> 00:22:45.713
  • to go but God made me." That'sall baloney. You have freewill.
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  • You get to choose what you doand what you do not do in life,
  • 00:22:50.851 --> 00:22:54.021
  • and God understanding freewillstill saying to all of us here
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  • today. He says it all throughthe New Testament Matthew, Mark,
  • 00:22:57.725 --> 00:23:00.795
  • Luke, and John. He is saying tous. He says, "Who will go? Who
  • 00:23:00.828 --> 00:23:05.599
  • can I send?" That will bringthis gospel to the people in
  • 00:23:05.633 --> 00:23:10.638
  • your neighborhood, to the placesthat you work. Who will go? And
  • 00:23:10.671 --> 00:23:14.308
  • if you do not answer and if youdo not say, "I will go." He will
  • 00:23:14.341 --> 00:23:19.079
  • not use you because He's notgoing to force you. He's not
  • 00:23:19.113 --> 00:23:22.483
  • going to make you. He's notgoing to move your mouth, pick
  • 00:23:22.516 --> 00:23:24.685
  • up your hand. There has to bethis heart thing that says,
  • 00:23:24.718 --> 00:23:27.588
  • "I will go."
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  • -LEON: Thank you for tuning inand watching us today. It's
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  • exciting where God is takingthis program. Not just across
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  • North America, but around theworld and not just in English
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  • but in so many other languages.And I want to say thank you to
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  • those of you who give and are apart of this. But you, can help
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  • us in an immense way. Maybe youcan't go to the mission field,
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  • but when you give, this is sucha huge missions opportunity. And
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  • so I want to encourage you tobecome a part of the Miracle
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  • Channel family. Give today, andwe will be able to go through
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  • doors that are open now, but weneed the finances to reach those
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  • groups of people. And if yougive today, I want to send you
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  • this series called Unleash theMiraculous. It is going to teach
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  • you things I don't think verymany people have heard. Like the
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  • four foundations of faith. Whatcan you anchor your faith to?
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  • And I believe you're going tosee regular miracles as you
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  • unleash the miraculous in yourworld. I would love to send this
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  • to you. Join us today, and let'sgo touch the world for Jesus.
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  • -LEON: When the Bible talksabout speaking to mountains or
  • 00:24:59.580 --> 00:25:03.150
  • declaring God's Word, a lot ofpeople get hanged up here
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  • because if they speak somethingand it doesn't happen, they
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  • think it doesn't work. But thereare two steps to declaring the
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  • promises of God. The first stepis what I would call planting
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  • God's Word in the soil of yourheart. That's what Mark chapter
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  • 4 is about. The entire chapteris the sower sows the Word. And
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  • so when you begin to declare thepromises of God, like the Bible
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  • says that with long life He willsatisfy me and show me His
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  • salvation. That promise says Ihave a long life. When I declare
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  • that promise, I am planting itin my heart. When I find
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  • promises that, "Bless the Lord,O my soul, and forget not all
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  • His benefits. Who forgives allyour iniquities, who heals all
  • 00:25:51.031 --> 00:25:54.668
  • your diseases." As I am justpraying God's Word or speaking
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  • God's Word every day, I amplanting the seed of God's Word
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  • because the Bible says that theWord of God is incorruptible
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  • seed, unkillable seed. And as Icontinue to declare God's Word,
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  • it gets planted in the soil ofmy heart. The Bible says it
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  • comes up, first the seed andthen the grass and then harvest
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  • time comes. And so then as Icontinue to speak God's Word, my
  • 00:26:20.527 --> 00:26:25.466
  • heart gets planted. It chokesout the lies of the enemy and
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  • the wrong things and then Ibegin to experience it. Now, as
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  • I speak those promises, you cansee them beginning to affect my
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  • life in every area as God'sgrace begins to flow
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  • in a beautiful way.
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