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In the Presence of My Enemies

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February 10, 2021
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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
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  • TV station.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: You need tounderstand that the sword of the
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  • Spirit is the Word of Godpraying always.
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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 in 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: The Lord is my shepherd,I shall not want. So I'm going
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  • to lack nothing. He maketh me tolie down in green pastures and
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  • He leads me beside the stillwaters. So He brings me calm,
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  • strength, rest, and quietness.He restores my soul. He leads me
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  • in the paths of righteousnessfor His name's sake. So He
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  • brings me strength and He leadsme in right paths for His
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  • kingdom purpose, His reputation.Yea, though I walk through the
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  • valley of the shadow of death, Iwill fear no evil for thou art
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  • with me, thy rod and thy staffthey comfort me. So even when I
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  • walk through a dark valley, Isense Your presence and I
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  • receive Your protection. Thoupreparest a table before me in
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  • the presence of mine enemies.You anoint my head with oil, my
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  • cup runs over. So I enjoy Yourblessings in the middle of
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  • enemies all around me. I amcontinually being refreshed and
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  • blessed. There's a flow thatcomes my way that even I can't
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  • contain. Surely goodness andmercy shall follow me all the
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  • days of my life, and I willdwell in the house of the Lord
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  • forever. So good things, love,and loyalty pursue me all my
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  • life and I will live with FatherGod forever. This 23rd Psalm
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  • under the inspiration of HolySpirit is showing us a stunning
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  • look at our lives. Today, I wantto talk about, and I entitled my
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  • message, "In the Presence of MyEnemies." Someone asked me one
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  • time, "Would you pray that thedevil stops harassing me?" And I
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  • said, "Really? You want to die."No! No, no, no. I'm just tired
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  • of the enemy. You know, he'salways after me. Well, that's
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  • only going to stop when you getto heaven. And so we have to
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  • understand that while we're onthis planet, we always have an
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  • enemy. The devil would like todivide us up by language and
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  • country and the color of ourskin and all of our different
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  • beliefs. But the fact is thereare only two kingdoms. The
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  • kingdom of darkness and thekingdom of light. And we have to
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  • understand this otherwise -, Imean, the question is, who is my
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  • enemy? Well, John 10:10 says thethief comes to steal, to kill,
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  • to destroy. Jesus said, "I amcome that you might have life,
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  • and that you might have it moreabundantly." When you don't have
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  • a life that is abundant andfulfilling and full of joy and
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  • laughter and peace, then God'snot behind that. The enemy is
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  • behind that. Everything thatkills, steals, and destroys.
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  • That's the thief. That's thekingdom of darkness. In
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  • Ephesians 6:12 it says, "For wedo not wrestle against flesh and
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  • blood, but againstprincipalities, powers, against
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  • the rulers of the darkness ofthis age, against spiritual
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  • hosts of wickedness in theheavenly places." Here it's
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  • saying our enemy is not people.Now, if someone is attacking you
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  • and you've got to defendyourself. Well, of course, you
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  • treat them like an enemy. You'renot going to just stand there
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  • and go, "Oh, he's not my enemy."While he shoots your kid or
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  • takes a baseball bat to you." SoI'm not a pacifist that just
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  • goes, "Oh, I guess whatever willbe, will be." No way! When Jesus
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  • was talking to -, When Peter wastalking to Jesus on the second
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  • time they were going out, hesaid, "Hey, we got two swords as
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  • we go on our journey." Said,"Good." Jesus goes, "Good.
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  • That's enough." But when youlook at people as the enemy,
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  • you've got to remember thatthere is always something behind
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  • the anger, the attack. There'salways something behind this
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  • attack against you personally oragainst us as a city, a country,
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  • our way of life, etcetera. Andwhen you recognize that if you
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  • just deal with the people thatare being used to hurt you in
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  • business, family, etcetera. Thathe'll just find someone else
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  • who's not in control of theiremotions and beliefs, and he'll
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  • use them as well. So when theBible says He prepares a table
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  • before me in the presence of myenemies. Do you know how
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  • phenomenal that promise is? Mostpeople in the presence of their
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  • enemies are behind the tree.They are eating some kind of a
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  • snack bar while they're runningfor their life. They are living
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  • in this defensive posture withthe wagons circled. But the
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  • Bible is saying here that whenyou know your God, when you
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  • begin to rise up in faith, thatHe prepares a table for you when
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  • it comes to the blessing of God.What that means is publicly.
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  • What that means is the favor ofGod is so real that you're not
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  • cowering behind the fence.You're not hiding behind the
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  • tree. You're sitting at a tablewith the overflowing food and
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  • things to drink and nourishment.And a table means laughter and
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  • friendships. A table meansfamily and all the blessing of
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  • God. In the midst of whatever isgoing on in your life. Don't let
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  • the enemy get you afraid andcircling the wagons so that you
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  • are like the world so full offear. That the more you watch
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  • the news, and by the way, justso you know the news is never
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  • accurate because it never tellsthe whole truth. It tells the
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  • piece they want you to havebecause the more scared they can
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  • make you, the more they'll getyou to watch them. And then we
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  • need more and more laws tocontrol us. Recognize that we do
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  • not live in fear, but that Godprepares a table in the very
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  • presence of our enemies. Thevery presence of what everybody
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  • is freaking out by. You go onlaughing and enjoying the life
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  • that God has prepared for youand I. So the enemy is not
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  • people. There is somethingbehind it. So it says here in
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  • Ephesians 6, we do not wrestlewith flesh and blood. But there
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  • is a spirit force behind it all.In Galatians 3:13, it says here
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  • that Christ has redeemed us fromthe curse that the law brought
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  • into our lives when we disobeyedit. You see, there's a thief
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  • who's always trying to stealyour freedom, steal your peace,
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  • steal the blessing of the Lordon your life. And we're not
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  • wrestling with people. Now, wehave to deal with people. If
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  • someone comes against you andsues you'll be dealing with that
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  • person. If someone comes afteryour property with a knife, you
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  • better deal with that person.But recognize that while you're
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  • dealing with things or people orthings that are coming at you in
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  • your personal life. That youneed to be addressing the spirit
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  • force that is behind it andwe're going to talk about that
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  • in just a minute. Here it talksabout the curse. Now, you need
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  • to see the curse as the enemy.Now, what is the curse? Well,
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  • according to Deuteronomy 28 orafter verse 15, it list 50
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  • verses approximately of curses.And the reason you need to read
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  • them is because you neverwelcome them. Sickness is a
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  • curse. It is an enemy. Povertyis a curse. It is an enemy.
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  • Mental illness is a curse. It'san enemy. Nobody wants it. We
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  • all deal with these things. Thatwe don't accept them as this is
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  • the wonderful blessing God hasgiven to me. No! We accept the
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  • people. Absolutely, becausewe're all working on something.
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  • But we've got to recognize thatif you could find it written
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  • under the list of curses, thatyou must treat it like an enemy,
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  • not the person, not your familymember. But what it is it's
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  • trying to steal their joy, stealtheir ability to rise up in the
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  • giftedness God has placed withinthem. We live in a fallen world
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  • and too many Christians areaccepting things that are
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  • written down under the curse ofthe law, and Jesus has redeemed
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  • us from that curse. So who isour enemy? Let me help you out.
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  • This is not a thesis ondoctrine, but I want to help
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  • you. Our enemy is anything, isthe thief. He tries to steal,
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  • kill, and destroy. It's notflesh and blood people. You may
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  • have to defend yourself againstpeople or organizations. But
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  • that is not what is the mostpowerful thing. It is what is
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  • behind it all. It is the spiritforce. And we've got to
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  • recognize that whenever thiscurse, any part of the curse
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  • begins to push at your life,there ought to be an immediate
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  • reaction in you that goes, "No!No way!" And if you don't have
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  • yourself equipped that way, thenyou're going to live your life
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  • in a way that just, "Well, thisis the way it is. Life gets
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  • harder. Life gets worse. I'mgetting older. What can I say."
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  • Well, you need to say what theBible says. So what do we do as
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  • believers? Well, once yourecognize that what is going on
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  • between you and your loved onesthat is hurting relationships.
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  • They're not the enemy. It's thespirit of the enemy behind it
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  • all shooting fiery darts ofbeliefs and thinking and
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  • attacking emotion and trying toremove joy and replace it by
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  • anger, trying to remove peaceand replace it by an agitation
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  • and a self-centeredness and it'sa flesh part of us. The Bible
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  • says that is here we've alwaysgoing to deal with it. The Bible
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  • says that the flesh in you warsagainst your recreated spirit.
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  • So Holy Spirit is in your humanspirit but then you have a
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  • flesh. Now, this flesh isbasically the selfish side of
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  • you wanting to look afteryourself your way and the flesh
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  • will always rise up. And so theBible teaches us that we should
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  • have the mind of Christ. Letthis mind be in you that it
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  • talks about. So what are yougoing to do? We need to
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  • recognize that whatever you'redealing with in your
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  • relationships, your health, inyour business, in your career,
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  • in your country, in etcetera.That if it's not life-giving,
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  • that behind it all, somewhereyou are going to find that there
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  • is a spirit force at work. Now,what do we do in our lives?
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  • Well, we need a weapon. We needa weapon that doesn't just work
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  • against flesh and blood becausethat's only a small part of what
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  • we need to deal with. We need aweapon that deals with spirit
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  • forces. And so when you go intoEphesians 6 where it talks about
  • 00:14:09.473 --> 00:14:16.046
  • that we are struggling withprincipalities, with powers,
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  • rulers. It is talking about thespirit realm. So many people
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  • will laugh about that in theworld as though that's not a big
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  • deal. But what they don'tunderstand is what's behind it
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  • all. There are people right nowwho want good government, and I
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  • want good government fromcountry to country, but good
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  • government doesn't last. If youjust put in a leader or you put
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  • in a system of government, butyou don't change the hearts of
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  • the people. Then they'll beanother leader coming along and
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  • laws will change that will tryto bring tyranny in. So how do
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  • we deal with this in ourpersonal lives, in our business
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  • lives, in our country, in ourworld. We need to understand the
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  • sword of the Spirit. The swordof the Spirit is the Word of God
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  • praying. It is the most stunningthing given to believers but so
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  • few do it. The Bible says thefervent prayer of a righteous
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  • man makes tremendous poweravailable, dynamic in its
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  • working. So if we are not goingto pray the Word. If we are not
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  • going to declare God's Word,then you are going to find you
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  • will continually fighting thingsin your everyday life like
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  • relationship issues and businessissues, career issues, city
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  • issues, government issues,country issues. I mean, money
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  • issues. The list just goes on.And instead of dealing with this
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  • with a sense of victory thatovercomes. You're continually
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  • being pushed back and it's likethe enemy will try to entangle
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  • you. So you need to understandthat although there's certain
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  • amount of authority in thisworld, there are governments
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  • over Russia that have authority,a government over Canada has a
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  • certain amount of authority. Butdid you know that in the realm
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  • of the two kingdoms. The kingdomof darkness and the kingdom of
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  • light that it is human beingswho know Christ and who speak
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  • His Word that must take theauthority that is in us as human
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  • beings because God gave it tous. And the authority that is in
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  • God's Word that Jesus won for uson the cross and we must enforce
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  • it. If there is no enforcing ofauthority, there is no real
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  • authority. That is why at somepoint parents forget that as
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  • your child grows up that whenthey're a certain size and
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  • they're a certain age, you don'thave any power anymore. You have
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  • no authority. How do you enforcethat authority? You can't. And
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  • so as a Christian, you need tounderstand that the sword of the
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  • Spirit is the Word of Godpraying always. Now, that
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  • doesn't mean that when you prayGod's Word, you're screaming at
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  • the devil like so many of themilitary "people". No, what
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  • you're doing is you as theauthority of your life and your
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  • future have linked up with JesusChrist. He's on the inside of
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  • you but you still need todeclare your future. You need to
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  • prophesy your future. So thatmeans getting up and saying that
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  • my future will be filled withblessing and favor. That no
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  • weapon formed against me willprosper. That my youth will be
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  • renewed like the eagles. That mychildren will be taught of the
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  • Lord. That my children willalways be rescued. That my seed,
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  • meaning every generation will berescued by Him. As you begin to
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  • declare the Word of God withfaith, and with Jesus Christ on
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  • the inside, you instantlytransform from a person who can
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  • only deal with physical enemiesto a person who is now in
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  • authority to deal with thespirit that is behind it all.
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  • That is the thief. That is thedark side, by that I mean the
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  • kingdom of darkness who willnever stop. So should we be
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  • worried? No. We should rise upand declare. Because when you
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  • decide to declare God's Wordover your family, your marriage,
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  • your health, etcetera. Then youbegin to see that the shield of
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  • faith works. That thebreastplate of righteousness
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  • bounces off every lie of theenemy. That the helmet of
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  • salvation stops every clubbingon the head. There's nothing the
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  • enemy can do once you declare infaith the Word of God, believe
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  • it and don't stop dailydeclaring whose you are, who you
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  • are, where you're going, whatyour purpose in life is. And
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  • when you do that, your childrenwill learn this and at the young
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  • age they'll know who they are.And as we raise up our children,
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  • we need to raise them up in theareas that we can influence our
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  • countries. We need to raise themup in governments and health
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  • care and military. We need toraise them up in education, the
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  • arts, entertainment, inbusiness, in the media. The
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  • church of Jesus Christ and allthe giftedness that is in us and
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  • our kids and our grandkids needsto rise up and influence all of
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  • these areas. So that we seeJesus coming to these areas of
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  • our lives. If you're watchingfrom another life-giving church,
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  • plug in, tithe, give to thatchurch, roll up your sleeves,
  • 00:20:09.366 --> 00:20:13.870
  • figure out how you can help outin any way possible because the
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  • only hope, you really think avaccine's going to change
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  • things? You're really thinking anew government's going to change
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  • things? You really think? Listento me. I want all that we can
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  • do. But I'll tell you right now.If we do not come against what
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  • is behind anything that willsteal your freedom, anything
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  • that will kill your body,anything that will separate
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  • grandparents from grandchildren,anything that will separate, you
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  • name it. That is not God behindthat. The spirit force behind it
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  • all is the kingdom of darkness,and we need to be speaking the
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  • Word of God. So go back and takePsalm 23 and recognize that you
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  • can say out loud, the Lord is myshepherd, I shall not want. So I
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  • will lack nothing. He makes meto lie down in green pastures.
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  • He leads me beside the stillwaters. So He brings me calm,
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  • strength, rest, and quietness.He restores my soul. He leads me
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  • in paths of righteousness forHis name's sake. So He brings me
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  • strength and leads me in rightpaths for His kingdom purposes.
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  • Yea, though I walk through thevalley of the shadow of death, I
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  • will fear no evil for You'rewith me, Your rod and Your staff
  • 00:21:32.048 --> 00:21:36.586
  • comforts me. So even when I walkthrough a dark valley, I sense
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  • Your presence and I receive Yourprotection. Thou preparest a
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  • table before me in the verypresence of my enemies. You
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  • anoint my head with oil, my cupruns over. So I enjoy Your
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  • blessings in the middle ofenemies all around me. I am
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  • continually being refreshed andblessings flow my way more than
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  • I can even contain. Surelygoodness and mercy shall follow
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  • me all the days of my life, andI'm going to dwell in the house
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  • of the Lord forever. So goodthings, love, and loyalty pursue
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  • me all my life and I'll livewith God forever. You know, many
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  • people they're always waiting tosee what evil's going to be
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  • follow them. I've got news foryou. I'm not worried about evil
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  • tracking me down because thegoodness of God tracks me down.
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  • I'm not worrying -, The Biblesays that the wicked flee with
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  • no one pursuing them but they'realways afraid. The cops are
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  • going to get me. Well,something's going to get me.
  • 00:22:33.943 --> 00:22:36.179
  • Some are afraid disease is goingto get me. Some are afraid
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  • they're going to lose, thatthey'll divorce. They're always
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  • wondering what's pursuing them.When the other shoe going to
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  • drop? When are my chickens goingto come home to roost? Take this
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  • 23rd Psalm and pray it. And thenpray in your own words like I
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  • just did and declare, "This ismy life. This is who my God is
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  • to me." And if you don't knowwhere to start, start with the
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  • 23rd Psalm. Pray it every day,until this become so real that
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  • you know that it's the loyaltyof God. The love of God. His
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  • goodness, it's chasing me down.Behind every trees is not a
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  • Boogeyman. It's the presence ofGod. Behind every mountain is an
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  • army of angels on my behalf.Behind everything the enemy
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  • meant for harm, God turnsit around for good.
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  • Start to declare the Word.That is praying the Word.
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  • That is how Jesus dealt withthe enemy and it is how
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  • you need to start today.
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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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  • -LEON: Truth is so important inour lives. The other day I read
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  • a story about a manimpersonating police officer. He
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  • was stopping people with adashboard camera, handcuffing
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  • them, putting them into act. Hewas on some kind of a power
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  • trip. And those people believedthat he was a real policeman.
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  • But if they ever found out he'snot a real policeman, it would
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  • have changed everything. Therewould have been no submission,
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  • no allowing him to handcuffthem, no going into the
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  • backseat. You know, when youknow truth, it causes something
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  • to rise up in you and that truthsets you free. And I wanna
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  • encourage you, that go to God'sWord because the enemy is a
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  • master at tempting us or causingus to even believe that
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  • something else is true. Thathe's got power. That we can't
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  • really accomplish something.That we are deficient in some
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  • way. Who knows the truths thathis truths are his lies actually
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  • he's gonna use on you. God'sWord it keeps you empowered with
  • 00:25:47.203 --> 00:25:53.009
  • truth and that truth makes youstrong. That truth makes you
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  • energize. That truth causes youto rise up and stop anything the
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  • enemy would try to do in yourlife. Get into God's Word every
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  • day. The Bible says in thebeginning was the Word, and the
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  • Word was with God, and the Wordwas God. Jesus is the Word. Get
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  • into the Bible, know the truth.And I'm telling you, your world
  • 00:26:11.628 --> 00:26:16.099
  • is going to change. Father, inJesus' name, I pray the Spirit
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  • of wisdom and of revelation uponthem right now as they're
  • 00:26:20.370 --> 00:26:23.006
  • listening to this. Help them tohave an aha moment to realize
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  • that the Word is crucial, tospend time in it every day and
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  • the truth will rise up in themand empower them in an
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  • incredible way. I pray this overthem now in Jesus' name, amen.
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