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February 15, 2021
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Leon Fontaine is showing people across the earth how to unleash the miraculous in their everyday lives and take Jesus to their families; friends; and communities.

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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: We are to bedoing this thing. Share the
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  • Gospel. Cast out devil. Bespeaking with new tongues in
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  • your prayer closets.
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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: My topic and my messagetoday is your assignment should
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  • you choose to accept it. In 1Peter 2:9, it says, "But you are
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  • a chosen generation, a chosenpeople, a royal priesthood with
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  • constant access to God Himself.You are a holy nation, citizens
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  • of a new kingdom. His ownspecial people with special
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  • abilities because of Christ inus." Then, it tells you and I
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  • why. "That you may proclaim thepraises of Him who called you
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  • out of darkness into Hismarvelous light." We are very
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  • special when we give our livesto Christ because of the special
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  • one who is in us, Jesus. And sonever forget, never let the
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  • enemy make you feel like you area loser, like you are less than
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  • normal, like the world is biggerand better. They have ways of
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  • using television and movies andnews to make themselves looked
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  • so successful and to makeChristianity look so dumb. But
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  • what the Word says is you,you're a chosen generation, a
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  • special people, a royalpriesthood with constant access
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  • to God Himself. You are a holynation, citizens of a new
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  • kingdom and you are a specialpeople with special abilities.
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  • Get up and proclaim what Jesushas done in your life. Give Him
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  • glory. Give Him praise. Not justthe term God that can refer to
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  • anything, but Jesus is His name.Now, Jesus says something in
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  • Luke 6. It's very interesting.He says, "Why do you call Me
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  • Lord, Lord, and don't do thethings that I say?" You know,
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  • it's interesting if you run anorganization. You run a team of
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  • people. Could you imagine tryingto run a business, an
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  • organization, a department whereeverybody listens to you, but
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  • nobody does what you say. Ifthat happens, how in the world
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  • can you produce? Theorganization is almost useless
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  • without the people in it doingwhat's being asked of them. And
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  • so I can almost hear thefrustration, not frustration but
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  • exasperation of Jesus with somepeople when He goes, "Why are
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  • you calling Me Lord, Lord, andwhen you don't even do what I
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  • say?" Then He goes on to make aprofound statement that the
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  • church of Jesus Christ hasforgotten as they blamed God for
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  • all of their problems. As theysay, "Why did God allow this? If
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  • God's got the whole world in Hishands, why am I losing on the
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  • left and losing on the right."Well, the Bible doesn't say He's
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  • got the whole world in Hishands. You can give Him your
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  • world and I declare every daythat Jesus has my whole world in
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  • His hands, and He can because Ibelieve and declare that. Jesus
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  • makes a teaching here that is soprofound. He says, "If you call
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  • Me, Lord, Lord, but you don't dowhat I'm saying." So He's saying
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  • here that there are two kinds ofpeople. They both hear Him, only
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  • one does what He says. Then Hegoes on to say, "It's like a man
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  • who built a house, who dug deepand laid the foundation on a
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  • rock. And when the flood rose,the storm beat against that
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  • house. It could not shake it,for it was founded on the rock."
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  • The rock is knowing Jesus anddoing what He says. It's not
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  • just knowing Jesus because Hegoes on to say, "Then, but he
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  • who heard what Jesus says anddid nothing with it is like a
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  • man who built a house on theearth without a foundation,
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  • against which the storm beatvehemently, vehemently, and
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  • immediately it fell. And theruin of that house was great."
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  • Storms come from the enemy tokill you, to destroy you, to
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  • hurt you. Storms do not comefrom God to grow you. And so
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  • today, I want to talk to youabout this. That if you've given
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  • your life to Christ, you arespecial. You're a royal nation.
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  • You're a holy priesthood. Youare something that God is in
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  • love with. But He's telling you,"I'm showing you how to make it
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  • in this world and not just getby. But to have dominion, to
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  • subdue, to make it through anystorm. And this is crucial the
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  • assignment has been given to us.Let's look into this at a Mark
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  • 16 about the things He's calledus to do. First of all, it says,
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  • "God's Word must be preached.The Gospel must be preached."
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  • Now, when I was a young pastor,even before I was a pastor. I
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  • love the Bible and I love todebate with people to convince
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  • them that Jesus was Lord, toconvince them of the Gospel. But
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  • the Bible doesn't say convincepeople. This is one of the great
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  • mistakes of people. It sayspreach the Gospel. Now, the word
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  • preach means just proclaim it.It doesn't say explain it. It
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  • says proclaim it. And as theyhear the Word, faith comes and
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  • then they must make decisions.So we've got to remember that. I
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  • remember as a young man when Ifirst was working at a hospital.
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  • And as I was in this hospital,they had a paramedic program
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  • which we didn't have inManitoba. And because there was
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  • no paramedic colleges orschools, they decided to use the
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  • hospital that I worked at tostart training a select group of
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  • people. They asked me if I wouldlike to be that, and I said yes.
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  • And so they began to train andequip us there in all the
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  • different skills that we movedtowards becoming paramedics. I
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  • remember one time going to anaccident scene and as we
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  • extricated this body, she wasstill alive. She was my patient
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  • as we're rushing back to thehospital. She had, she was
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  • conscious. But she had what wewould call a flail chest, or a
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  • portion of her ribs had beenbroken off and they were going
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  • in the opposite direction as shebreathe and it's a horrible
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  • painful thing. You feel likeyou're going to die, and you
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  • could die. But the fear that wason her was brutal. I mean, just
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  • incredible fear in her face. Andall of a sudden, I just felt an
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  • urge to share with her theGospel. The good news. So I said
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  • to her, "Jesus is our Saviourand Lord. Have you ever invited
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  • Him into your heart? He died foryou and I but we -," And I just
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  • share a simple quick Gospelmessage as I'm working on her.
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  • And she goes, "No." I said,"Would you like to receive Him
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  • as your Saviour and Lord?" Andshe goes, "Yes." But when I
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  • shared this Gospel with her,faith arose in her and she made
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  • this decision. I want you toknow that God will lead you and
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  • help you to come towards peoplein situations where they could
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  • even be more opened to hearingthe Gospel, and she gave her
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  • life to Christ. Faith comes toan unsaved person, when a saved
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  • person shares the good news.That makes you incredibly
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  • important to God. Don't justreceive Jesus. Do what He says
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  • and go into the world and sharewherever you go in a Spirit
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  • Contemporary way, which meansspiritually alive. But look for
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  • the opportunities. Don't ignorethem. Don't you be, "Well, Leon,
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  • I just don't know what to say."Stop. You don't have to explain
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  • or handle every argument. Sharewhat He's done for you and what
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  • He died on the cross for themfor. So when you begin to share
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  • the Gospel, this is whenmiracles begin to happen in this
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  • person's life. Now, Jesus saidpreach the Word. Then He says
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  • that we are in Mark 16:15 andon, the next thing He says,
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  • "Cast out evil spirits." Castthem out. From where? From
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  • situations, from home, frompeople. You know, people forget
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  • that there are two worlds thatare superimposed upon each
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  • other. There is the physicalworld that you and I live in but
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  • there is a spirit world that ishere amongst us as well. You for
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  • example are a human spiritliving in a human body. But
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  • there are angels of the mosthigh God everywhere and there
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  • are fallen angels which wecalled devils. But then, they're
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  • just, literally they're justangels that left God's
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  • employment, came with Satan,turn against him and we call
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  • them evil spirits because theirdesire now is an evil desire.
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  • They want to kill people,destroy people, and the Bible
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  • says cast them out. Over theyears, I have dealt with people
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  • who they know something's wrongwith them. They know they're not
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  • normal. Something's bad goingon. And the spirit of the enemy
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  • is easy to discern. The spiritof God is one of joy and peace,
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  • love, but the spirit of theenemy is an anger. It's a
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  • hatred. It's a fear. It's aconfusion. That you don't want
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  • that spirit. And as you stay inGod's Word, you push that all
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  • out but there are times whenpeople who don't even know
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  • Christ are so oppressed. Thatwhen they come to you, the Bible
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  • says you get them to say, "Castthat spirit out." I'll never
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  • forget being invited into amember of parliament, very
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  • famous person who got a hold ofme because of 12-year old boy
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  • was seeing ghost. Long storyshort, I remember walking up to
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  • the third floor of this mansionhouse and just sensing when I
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  • walked in, a darkness and a yuckfeeling in there. He's a 12-year
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  • old boy. All I did was sharewith him the Gospel of Jesus,
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  • who Jesus was, how powerful Heis and that this "ghost" he's
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  • talking to which were fun. Heenjoyed it. He liked it. I said,
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  • "Listen, they're here to killyou. And so you need to give
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  • your life to Jesus. He did, at12 years of age he did. Then I
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  • just cast out all the working ofthe enemy out of that home, out
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  • of that house. I was sharingthis story with a youth group on
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  • a Halloween one day. They wantedsome information about, is there
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  • really ghouls and ghost? And soI was sharing at 7:25 and I was
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  • talking this story about thepower of God that cast out evil
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  • spirits. And here it was thatday this 12-year old boy who was
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  • now 17 was there, came over tomeet with me and talk with me
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  • and he said, "That's exactlywhat happened." And I said, "Do
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  • you have any problem sincethen?" And he said, "Not one."
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  • Why? Because you and I have beengiven power to cast out evil
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  • spirits. Don't worry about it.Then it says that we are to
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  • speak with new tongues. What isthat mean speak with new
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  • tongues? Well, Jesus was veryclear to His disciples. He said,
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  • "Do not go out into ministryuntil you are filled with power
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  • from on high. Stay inJerusalem." So, then we find out
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  • on the day of Pentecost they'reall praying in the upper room.
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  • And it says that the sound of amighty rushing wind that
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  • separate tongues of fire on eachone, and they began to pray and
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  • to worship God with new tongues.Now, this is something the enemy
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  • is trying so hard to stump outbecause Romans 8 teaches you and
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  • I that there are things in yourlife you will not know what to
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  • pray for. There are things thatare going on now in your world
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  • that you don't know what to say.The Bible says that when you
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  • pray in this heavenly languagethat there is a, you are praying
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  • the perfect will of God everytime. And so it's something that
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  • I received as a young teenageboy. And all through my life, I
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  • have learned that when I don'tknow how to pray, when I feel
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  • down, when I feel things yuck,and I don't even know why. I
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  • don't know what's going on. Ijust pray. We call it praying in
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  • the Spirit. And I do it bymyself, in my car, in my closet.
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  • Wherever I am, just praying inthe spirit. And the Bible says
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  • it burns off the chaff from thewheat. The emotions, the
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  • feelings that the enemy's tryingto bring into my world. I can
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  • burn it off by praying in theSpirit. When you pray in this
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  • new tongue. It is given to theroyal priesthood, the holy
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  • nation, the family of God. Weare a special people with
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  • special abilities, and you'lluse up. Sometimes you'll just
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  • start drying up. And so you needto pray with this new tongues.
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  • Pray in the Spirit. Don't letanybody stop you. Someone say,
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  • "Leon, it sounds a littlewacky." You ought to check out
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  • the rest of the world religion.You ought to check out all the
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  • new age teaching. You ought tocheck all the meditation
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  • teaching that's being taught inHollywood. You think this sounds
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  • crazy? This is Bible all theway. Stop being embarrassed and
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  • learned to charge yourself up.Learn to pray effectively in the
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  • perfect will of God. Then itsays that we can take up
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  • serpents. If we eat any poisonor drink any poison, it cannot
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  • hurt us. It is telling us herethat we are protected. Now, I
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  • want you to remember the story Igave you in Luke. That Jesus
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  • said, "Don't you call Me, Lordand don't do what I say."
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  • Because when people, they gaveGod a bad name when they say,
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  • "Well, I prayed, nothinghappened." But have you been
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  • living God's Word? Have you beendoing what He says? Because
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  • Jesus says you can't just hearit. You need to do it. It's in
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  • the doing of God's Word thatyou'll know how to raise up a
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  • family, how to raise up amarriage. You'll know how to
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  • raise up a business. You can'tignore God's Word and not do it
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  • and then just pray and that'sit. I don't want to do anything
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  • Jesus says. I just want my fireinsurance that gets me to heaven
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  • and not into hell when I die.But other than that, no. I don't
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  • want to be doing all this stuff.Are you crazy? Jesus said, "If
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  • you do what I say in thesituations that you're in." He
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  • says, "You'll be like a lifethat cannot be shaken by any
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  • storm." So you and I areprotected by the angels of God.
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  • You and I. We live in this worldthat if we hear and do what
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  • Jesus says. Stay in the Word.Listen to His voice. Listen to
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  • the Word of God. Here'ssomething I'll explain to you. I
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  • was never able to sense God'sdirection consistently. Never
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  • able to sense God's voiceconsistently. And the Bible says
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  • My sheep hear My voice. Icouldn't, until I began to obey
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  • the written Word. Until I beganto obey the written Word which
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  • is God's will. That is when Ibegan to be so sensitive and
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  • hearing and knowing that todaynot only do I need to hear Him
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  • from myself, my family, my home.But for the businesses. I mean,
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  • by that I mean, theorganizations, the churches, the
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  • television stations, the school.To be able to hear and know His
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  • direction, His will even momentby moment. Don't go over there.
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  • Or you know, do this to avoidsomeone who was trying to kill
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  • me. The protection is for youand I. Now, the Bible says even
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  • the angels of God are here toprotect you and I. One time I
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  • remember a man attacking me witha tire iron. And as he came at
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  • me, I simply looked at him andsaid, "In Jesus name." I didn't
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  • even move. And in flight he raninto a brick wall. Wham! And he
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  • just dropped that big tire ironand hit the ground and he
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  • turned, and he ran. Now, I can'twait to get to heaven when and
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  • say, "Okay, Jesus could you justreplay this year, this date when
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  • I went to that house and thatguy came at me down the
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  • sidewalk." What in the world didyou do there? And you know what,
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  • I don't know if a big angel justgot stand in the way, he went
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  • boom! And ran right into him orif he just backhanded him. I had
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  • no idea. God's Word works and itsays that He protects us. He
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  • protects us from physical harm.He protects us from things that
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  • poison us. And you need to knowthat your mind can be protected.
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  • So many people don't recognizethat your mind, your heart, need
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  • to be protected. Now, yeah, andthe last thought I want to share
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  • in Mark 16. He talks here aboutlaying your hands upon the sick
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  • and they shall recover. Did youknow that you as a Christian,
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  • you are told to do these things.Not, "Oh, yeah. Pastor Leon
  • 00:19:55.652 --> 00:19:58.688
  • could you come do it, phone meup?" No, no, no. The Bible says
  • 00:19:58.688 --> 00:20:01.458
  • anywhere you go, you're to bedoing the same as Jesus. And
  • 00:20:01.458 --> 00:20:05.462
  • these signs follow them whobelieve. You are missing out an
  • 00:20:05.462 --> 00:20:10.000
  • incredible life of the sharingJesus, saying a beautiful prayer
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  • with a friend who's sick andwatching God heal. Now, when it
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  • comes to healing. God healshearts. He heals minds. He heals
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  • bodies. For in the people youshare Jesus with people. You
  • 00:20:22.912 --> 00:20:26.850
  • just need to get them out ofdoubt into some hope and
  • 00:20:26.850 --> 00:20:29.319
  • believing, and the miraculouspower of God flows so
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  • powerfully. He says, the Biblesays in Luke 4:18-20, that He
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  • heals broken hearts. There arepeople around us who are so
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  • brokenhearted. Their heartdoesn't work. It's so destroyed,
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  • and Jesus can heal that brokenheart. People whose minds are
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  • destroyed. They have eroded.They don't have an ability to
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  • keep proper emotions in theirhead. They don't -, And so the
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  • enemy just loves to come in andjust keep them in such an
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  • emotional upheaval. And yet theBible says you, you can pray for
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  • them and He'll heal minds,hearts, bodies. Recognize that
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  • the enemy. Well, so someone askyou one time, "Oh, do you think
  • 00:21:18.868 --> 00:21:21.538
  • it's the devil or do you thinkit's just natural?" Here's what
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  • the devil is like. They say thatif you are in a boat, in off the
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  • South African coast and you justcut your hand a little bit and
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  • put a couple drops of blood inthe water, that sharks can smell
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  • it for a mile off in the water.I don't know how but they sense
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  • that blood and they come. That'slike the enemy. Wherever,
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  • wherever things begin tobreakdown or you're going
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  • through a rough time. The enemywill try to attach himself to
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  • that opportunity. That's why theBible says don't give him an
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  • opportunity. One of the thingsthat is interesting is the Bible
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  • talks about our anger. It talksabout our hatred. It says don't
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  • let the sun go down on yourwrath. You know, some of you
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  • married couple, some of youpeople who, you know, you can
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  • get upset about something andyou think you're just
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  • hotblooded. Listen to me. Don't,if he tells you, don't even let
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  • the sun go down before you getyourself back to emotionally
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  • correct. But what about peoplewho are angry for the whole
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  • week? You can be guaranteed theenemy is going to be involved.
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  • What about people who are angryfor a whole month? You can be
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  • guaranteed the enemy is going tobe involved. What about people
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  • who lived in anger for years?You need deliverance. The enemy
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  • will come to any extreme emotionand try to become involved. When
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  • it comes to you and I asbelievers, we need to recognize
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  • that Jesus has said that we asbelievers are to go into -, When
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  • we go into our world, we are tobe doing this thing. Share the
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  • Gospel. Cast out devil. Bespeaking with new tongues in
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  • your prayer closets. It saysdon't worry about danger. Don't
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  • worry about dying young frompoisons or situations. Angels
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  • are encamped around about you.As you go, pray for people.
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  • Bring the healing power ofJesus into their minds,
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  • their hearts, their bodies,their relationships.
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  • Don't give place to the enemy.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Some of ourgreatest joys in life come from
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  • family, but those we love canalso be a source of great pain,
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  • and strife. The good news is,that we can create amazing
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  • family dynamics, even when ourchildren are grown, based on
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  • God's model. In Leon's series,"Building Extraordinary
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  • Relationships", you'll learnyour true identity as a child of
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  • God, and how you canstop depending on others
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  • for your sense of worth.
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  • -LEON: As Christian parents,when you raise children, you
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  • first need to recognize HolySpirit is in them. And they have
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  • been created according to truerighteousness and true holiness.
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  • relationship. Dust off oldoffenses, rid yourself of guilt,
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  • and rejuvenate all therelationships you hold dear.
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  • Get your copy of
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  • "Building ExtraordinaryRelationships" today.
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  • -LEON: You know, people whocannot handle anger are people
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  • who live in fear. If you get upin the middle of the night,
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  • three in the morning and you'rewalking to the fridge to grab a
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  • snack and all the lights are outand it's just quiet. As you
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  • reach for the fridge door, afamily member goes, "Boo!" And
  • 00:24:57.587 --> 00:25:01.424
  • just scares you. The first thingthat courses through you is
  • 00:25:01.424 --> 00:25:04.861
  • fear. The second emotion thatcourses through you is anger.
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  • Don't do that! You scared me.Why did you do that? And so
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  • recognize that if you arecontinually grumpy, irritable.
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  • If you don't laugh, every day,all the time, that something is
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  • owning you in this area ofanger. But as you go a level
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  • deeper there's something you'reafraid of. There is a fear that
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  • is rising up on the inside ofyou. So do not have the spirit
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  • of fear but of power and of loveand of a sound mind. Never allow
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  • fear, never allow anger tocontrol you. The Bible says be
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  • angry and sin not. Now thatmeans there's times that anger
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  • will rise up and it's an emotionthat means a boundary has been
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  • crossed. Maybe in arelationship. Maybe the enemy.
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  • And there's a righteous angerbut do not sin. Do not leave
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  • that anger there. Move back intothe peace of God. Make changes
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  • you need to make but recognizethat people who struggle with
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  • anger often don't admit itbecause they're irritable.
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  • They're grumpy. It runs theirlives every day, every
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  • relationship. You've got issues,anger issues. But they're
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  • stemming at their stem in fear.Father, I pray right now that
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  • You would touch them in apowerful way. I pray that You
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  • would help us to be opened toYou as Holy Spirit guides us to
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  • walk in freedom from fear and todeal with this anger. That Lord,
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  • the blessing of the Lord is uponus. That laughter doeth good
  • 00:26:29.345 --> 00:26:33.449
  • like a medicine and the joy ofthe Lord is our strength. Help
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  • them to move in that direction,I pray. In Jesus' name, amen.
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