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The Spoken Word

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January 29, 2021
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Join Leon on the show today, as he shares on the power behind the sword of the spirit.

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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: The Word isworking mightily, effectively
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  • inside of you. And whateverhappens on the inside, it
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  • changes the outside in apermanent way.
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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: Well, today, I want totalk to you about, "The Nine
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  • Effects of God's Word." The NineEffects of God's Word. So many
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  • people today, they have thislazy attitude. That all I needed
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  • to know is that Jesus is mySaviour. I invited Him into my
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  • heart. And they've got a few petverses like, "If I cry out, He
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  • answers. If I ask, He gives."And they think that that's the
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  • whole reason for Christianity.But there is a purpose for every
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  • book, every verse, every chapterin the Bible. It's needed. It's
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  • needed to mature you, to equipyou. That you could be mighty
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  • and strong and an overcomer inevery area. So for the rest of
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  • your life you will need the Wordof God. You know, when you read
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  • God's Word, God's Word isreading you. You need to
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  • understand that. That it's notjust, "Well, I'm going to follow
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  • some principles. I'm going tofollow some guidelines." Yes,
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  • the Bible will show you how tomake a marriage great, how to
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  • make a country great. It willshow you how to build families
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  • and businesses and wealth. Itwill show you how to deal with
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  • disease, sickness. How to dealwith an enemy, a liar. I mean,
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  • it's an incredible book. But wemiss the fact that Gods' Word is
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  • alive. And it is when you readit, it is reading you. Hebrews
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  • 4:12 says it is literally. It issifting. It is going through the
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  • very thoughts and the intents ofyour heart. It is guiding you,
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  • restoring, healing. It ischanging things inside of you.
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  • You never thought possiblebefore. And in 1 Thessalonians
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  • 2:13, it says here that God'sWord can be effectively working
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  • in you. Oh, man! I love thisverse in 1 Thessalonians 2:13.
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  • That he was talking to theThessalonians and he was so
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  • excited, and he says, "God'sWord is working in you
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  • effectively." Effectively is aphenomenal word. It's not
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  • ineffective. It's not just thereto kind of give you
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  • psychological relief. The Wordis working mightily, effectively
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  • inside of you. And whateverhappens on the inside, it
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  • changes the outside in apermanent way. Whereas when you
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  • just change the outside, youmight have behavioral change.
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  • You might have little sparks ofprosperity or health. But when
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  • you get the Word working on theinside of you, it is effectively
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  • making the inside, that heart.The renewing of the mind. Oh,
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  • man! It's exciting when youbegin to discipline yourself.
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  • Yes, it's a great word. Are weearning it? No! So get your head
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  • out of the sand. Yes, it's afree work. Salvation is free.
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  • All these promises are free. Butif you don't get into God's
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  • Word. What its work inside ofyou? In Ephesians 3, it says
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  • that God's going to doexceedingly, abundantly above
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  • all that you can ask or think.And so I hear people reading
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  • that and going, "I claim that.Man, Leon, whatever God's going
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  • to do is going to go beyond."Yeah, but read the next few
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  • verses of the Word. It saysaccording to the power that is
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  • at work in you. What is thepower that is at work in you?
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  • God's Word. Now, you can sayHoly Spirit. You're kind of
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  • right. But Holy Spirit is busyrevealing the Word. He's busy
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  • revealing Jesus. Why? Becausethe Word is what works mightily
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  • on the inside of us. 1 Peter1:23, it says that God's Word is
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  • unkillable, unstoppable. It'sincorruptible. And it lives and
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  • it abides forever. You know, Iam walking out right now with my
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  • life. I'm walking out theprayers of my dad. The prayers
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  • of my mom. The teaching of theWord of God, not just prayers.
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  • Because everyone, "I pray for myfamily and, you know, at
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  • Christmas and Easter. Lord,bless them. Lord, help them."
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  • But they would teach me the Wordwhen I was young, teach me the
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  • Word when I was a toddler, teachme the Word. And when Sal and I
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  • had our kids, we would teachthem the Word, teach them songs
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  • that taught them the Word. Wewould use very argument, every
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  • example that we could to teachthem what God's Word says. And
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  • then when we got them in church,our teachers would help us teach
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  • them the Word and the youthpastors and the leaders and
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  • other parents because the Wordtook first place. You need the
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  • Word of God first place in yourlives, your homes. Your kids
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  • aren't fooled when you try totell them to be good, obey God,
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  • and you don't study the Word,pray in the Word, get up to
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  • church, volunteer, give. Yourkids are not -, Here's a scary
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  • thought. They're not going to dowhat you say. They're going to
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  • be who you is. So let's be realfor the things of God. In 1
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  • Peter 2:1-2, it says there thatwe need to desire the sincere
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  • milk of the Word, that you maygrow thereby. You know, Sal and
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  • I we're doing some pictures theother day. They had all of us
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  • and our six grandkids. Andthey're trying to get a picture.
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  • It's the funniest video theytook. I'm trying to get all of
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  • them to smile at the rightmoment. They're better pictures
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  • when they can't. The youngestone, this new little girl.
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  • And she's just a baby butwhen she cries, babies have
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  • this, It just gets into yournerves. It gets into your bones.
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  • Why is that? Why did God gavethem that? Because when they
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  • need to eat, they're growing sofast. It's not funny. You think
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  • you're hungry. You ought to seea baby that's doubling its
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  • weight every year and more andhow much nutrition it needs. So
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  • when that baby is crying andit's hungry. Man, you're not
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  • going to stop it. It needs food.And we are to desire God's Word
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  • like a little baby that's justcan't wait to get a hold of
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  • God's Word. And as you look atthe milk of God's Word, also
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  • here's another thought to studyout. It says if you stay in the
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  • milk, you'll never be mature.You'll never grow into the
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  • incredible stunning person thatGod's designed you to be. Living
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  • a life that everybody's jawdrops as they see the effect of
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  • God's Word inside of youmightily working, growing,
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  • changing everything about youfor the better. The very first
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  • effect I want to give you. Thisnine is not limited. It's just
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  • what I can get through. Maybe weget through nine. Let's see what
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  • we can do. The first effect theWord of God has on you is it
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  • produces faith. The God-kind offaith. Not an earthly faith like
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  • I have faith this platform won'tcollapse. I have faith the roof
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  • won't fall on me. I have faith.But that's a reasoning mind
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  • faith. There's two kinds offaith. The God-kind of faith
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  • comes out of the heart. And theBible says that even when you
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  • did not know Jesus as yourSaviour. When someone taught the
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  • Word to you that Jesus, thegospel of God's Word. Faith
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  • comes to an unsaved person wherethey have to make a choice. See,
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  • I used to always try to talkpeople into Jesus. Then I
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  • realize just share Jesus and thegospel, what He did for them.
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  • Did you know He died for you?That your sins are forgiven.
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  • That your future is secure. Butyou have to decide yes. And as I
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  • would share the gospel, thegospel. You don't have to
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  • convince them. Faith in thegospel comes from somebody
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  • teaching them, preaching thegospel at them. So just share.
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  • The Bible says in Romans 10:17,faith comes by hearing, and
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  • hearing by the Word of God. Thesecond thing the Word will do in
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  • you. It is the seed of the newbirth. When someone begins to
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  • hear what Jesus did. They hearabout gospel. James 1:18 says
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  • that they will receive Jesus asSaviour and Lord and it's the
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  • Word. All of a sudden the Wordcomes on the inside of you and
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  • Jesus in the Word same thing.Jesus comes in. His word comes
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  • in. Man, then it talks aboutseed time and harvest, and your
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  • life begins to change. The thirdthing the Word of God will do
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  • for you, is it brings spiritualnourishment. 1 Peter 2:2, I
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  • already quoted it as newbornbabies. Desire the sincere milk
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  • of the Word, that you can growthereby. God gave me a very
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  • important scripture years agowhen Sal and I were just
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  • starting out. He just said thatI needed to grow so that the
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  • things I could do and handlewould grow. I needed to grow in
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  • every area. You need to grow inyour wisdom, grow in your faith,
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  • grow in peace, grow in joy, growin relationships, grow in
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  • health, grow in the Word. So asmore responsibility, as bigger
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  • storms, as more things go on.That it's not you just having a
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  • nervous breakdown. It's not youthinking, "Man, I want to end it
  • 00:10:48.196 --> 00:10:51.966
  • all." Because you are growingstronger. You are growing
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  • bigger. You are growing in joy.Come on! When was the last time
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  • you belly laugh? You're growingin peace. You'll walk into a
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  • situation and everybody's going,"Ahhh." And then they'll look at
  • 00:11:03.912 --> 00:11:08.116
  • you, "Why aren't you freakingout?" I don't have a reason to
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  • freak-out. The peace of God ismine. And then now, and you just
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  • deal with the issues. Go towork. God's Word is spiritual
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  • nourishment. It just gets on theinside of you and it brings the
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  • very nature of God. The Word ofGod is growing inside of you.
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  • The fourth thing we need torecognize God's Word does, is it
  • 00:11:25.867 --> 00:11:29.237
  • produces mental illumination.Your spirit man, when you give
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  • your life to Jesus, deep insidehe is alive with the Word of
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  • God. Perfect with Jesus on theinside. But in Psalm 119:130, it
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  • says, "The entrance of thy wordsit gives light and it gives
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  • understanding to the simple."Wherever you just don't know
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  • what to do. You don't know whatto say. You don't know what to
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  • think. You don't know what to -,God's Word as it enters. It's
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  • not just, "Oh, all I gotta do isask God and it's all looked
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  • after." Well, then you only needtwo verses in your Bible. Why is
  • 00:12:00.935 --> 00:12:02.904
  • there 66 books? Why is there allthis teaching? Because you need
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  • it all. You're going to spendyour life learning and growing.
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  • And anything that is ahead ofyou as you grow and you learn,
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  • it will make you stronger insideand you'll have the wisdom. The
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  • Word is working mightily in you.And the entrance of His Word
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  • into your heart, your mind, yourlife. It brings light or it
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  • brings illumination. You know,when it's blackout, just like
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  • dark, dark. Even a littleflashlight would illuminate the
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  • way. This illumination, thislight is stunning. It's amazing.
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  • So many people have plateaued intheir growth and wonder why they
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  • can't have more, do more, handlemore. Why they can't get up and
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  • do things. Because you need togrow. If you're going to handle
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  • more, you know, if we were toput a second story on this
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  • little wood thing here. It mighthandle a second story, and the
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  • success of the building mighthandle a third story. But
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  • eventually, if we don't buildstrength into the first story.
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  • It's going to crumble. You needto be growing you. So that what
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  • is ahead of you. The plans Godhas for you. You say, "Well,
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  • God's going to give mestrength." You bet! How is He
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  • going to do that? With His Word.Get into His Word. Meditate in
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  • His Word. Study. We can't belazy Christians who quote a few
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  • verses and then people getupset. People don't know what
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  • they're going to do with theirlives. No. It's mental
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  • illumination. Number five: God'sWord provides physical healing,
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  • physical strength. So manypeople disagree with this,
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  • teachers of the Word. And thatevery verse that you get,
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  • they'll turn it around and say,"Well, he means spiritually.
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  • Well, he means spiritually. Itdoesn't mean physically." Well,
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  • let me give you one of the manyverses that you can take home
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  • and it's so plain nobody canargue with when it comes to
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  • physical healing. Proverbs4:20-22, "My son, attend to my
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  • words." That means wait on them,work with it. Incline your ear
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  • to my sayings. Let them notdepart from your eyes. Keep them
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  • in the midst of your heart."This is requiring meditation,
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  • listening, hearing. "For theyare life, God's life. Unto to
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  • you that find them, and healthto all their flesh." You can't
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  • get more perfect verse thanthat. Your flesh is God's Word
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  • on the inside of you ministersto yourselves, ministers to your
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  • kidneys, ministers to yourstomach, ministers to your skin,
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  • ministers to your brain. Youknow, if you, it's interesting
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  • right now they have somethingcalled cellular memory. Big
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  • topic. But they're saying thatit's not just your brain that
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  • has a memory but every cell inyour body has memory cells. And
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  • that every beat of your heart.That your beliefs from what
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  • you've heard and process andmeditate on. It just goes into
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  • every cell of your body bringinglife or death, bringing, you
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  • know. And so when we begin torecognize it, this also has an
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  • effect cellular memory on theysay on the next generation. I
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  • remember when my dad passedaway, went to be with Jesus, we
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  • had a funeral for him. We alsowent out and did one in Alberta
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  • and, his home area. And the guysthat knew my dad when he was a
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  • boy and they also knew my greatgrandpa. And they looked at me
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  • and they just kind of shooktheir head. They said, "When we
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  • see you talking, yourmannerisms, the way you say
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  • things, do things, even yourdemeanor." They said, "It is
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  • like we're looking at him."Well, I don't remember ever
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  • meeting him. I think he passedaway when I was two or three.
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  • And yet, something keeps goingdown. Did you know this culture
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  • that, or this God. The thingthat is in His Word. It will get
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  • on your kids. You can begin tospeak to the generations. It
  • 00:15:59.607 --> 00:16:01.776
  • will get on your grandkids. Andeven when you're dead and gone,
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  • the things that you grew inGod's Word. It has an effect on
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  • the babies of the future. Itkeeps going. And so I want to
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  • challenge you to make sure thatGod's Word is you're listening
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  • to it. Get some great teachingbooks. Listen to messages you
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  • hear me teach at least once aday the whole week. Because
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  • people think, "Ah, goodreminder." You know, as if a
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  • dismissive thing. Yeah, goodreminder. You didn't get ninety.
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  • You got about ten percent onwhat I'm teaching. None of us
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  • gets ninety. Go again and againand again until you own it and
  • 00:16:31.973 --> 00:16:34.342
  • you could teach it. Number six:The Word is effective. It makes
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  • victory over sin and over Satanpossible. There's no such thing
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  • as, "Well, I just can't stop."Well, I know you can't now
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  • because the Word isn't workingmightily in you. You can be born
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  • again, spirit-filled, and evenknow the promises. You can even
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  • read the Bible. But it's God'sWord working in you because it's
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  • effective. It doesn't sayaccept, accept, accept. In Psalm
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  • 119:11, it says, "Thy Word haveI hid in my heart, that I might
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  • not sin against you." When God'sWord begins to get in your
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  • heart, the power against doingthings that are destroying your
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  • life. From addictions toattitudes, to bad attitudes, to
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  • the way you treat people, to thethings you can't seem to stop.
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  • Well, this is me. I'm justgrumpy. So live with it. I don't
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  • have to live with it, and Iwon't. You go be grumpy by
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  • yourself. Because I know thatthe Word is effective in all of
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  • us and that all of us can growand change. Who you are is what
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  • you think because you've neverlearned to let God's Word rise
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  • up and all the strengths of theSpirit begin to come in your
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  • life. Joy and peace and patienceand longsuffering and kindness
  • 00:17:41.576 --> 00:17:44.745
  • and goodness. Woohoo! It's theWord at work on the inside of
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  • you. Number seven: Did you knowGod's Word provides cleansing
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  • and holiness. In Ephesians 5:25,"Husbands, love your wives, even
  • 00:17:53.254 --> 00:17:58.893
  • as Christ loved the church, andgave himself for it." But this
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  • is what Jesus is teaching.You're through the apostle. That
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  • he might sanctify and cleanse itwith the washing of water by the
  • 00:18:04.866 --> 00:18:11.305
  • Word. Well, Leon, I am saved andholy and cleanse and righteous.
  • 00:18:11.339 --> 00:18:14.742
  • Yes! Your spirit man is. Buthere, to the Ephesians he's
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  • talking about. Now, thissanctification that is in your
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  • spirit. This beautifulcleanliness that you've got in
  • 00:18:24.118 --> 00:18:27.488
  • your spirit get into your headand stop blaming God for your
  • 00:18:27.522 --> 00:18:29.957
  • bad attitude and your grumpinessand your irritableness and let
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  • the Word begin to work in you.And you're going to find that
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  • that old junk just cleans outand you get to have a nature and
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  • be like God. People will meetyou and go, "I just feel like I
  • 00:18:39.734 --> 00:18:43.171
  • meet somebody close to God."Wow! I want to get around that
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  • woman. I want to get around thatman. So remember that. And hey,
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  • number eight: The eight effect.It is a spiritual mirror. James
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  • 1:22-25 says that when you lookinto God's Word, you are staring
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  • at who you are. Are you sayingGod? No, no, no. You're staring
  • 00:19:00.054 --> 00:19:05.293
  • at who God made you. I am notwhat my grandpa was on one side.
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  • I am not who I am on the French.I mean, I don't know all the
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  • things that are in me. They sayI'm French. I'm Sioux, German.
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  • You know, I don't look to whatmy ancestors talked like, what
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  • kind of food they ate. I'm notembarrassed one bit. So don't
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  • you be. But I'm not lookingthere for who I am. I'm looking
  • 00:19:30.551 --> 00:19:33.821
  • through the mirror of God's Wordand what it says about me. Why
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  • I'm created and what I can do.It's God's Word. And so as you
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  • read it, it's not, "I got to dothis, and I got to do that. Then
  • 00:19:40.928 --> 00:19:45.366
  • you give me a whole bunch ofmore stuff I got to do." No, no.
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  • I show you who you is. When youget convinced of who you is,
  • 00:19:47.635 --> 00:19:51.038
  • what you do comes naturallybecause you go, "This is who I
  • 00:19:51.072 --> 00:19:54.108
  • am." It's a mirror. Make sureyou stare at that mirror every
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  • day. So you remember who you areand stop being who you're not.
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  • If there's weakness and stuffyou can't deal with and things
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  • you don't like. That's not whoyou are. That's the way this
  • 00:20:06.454 --> 00:20:09.790
  • world has molded you. Maybethat's the way school or parents
  • 00:20:09.824 --> 00:20:13.894
  • or grandparents or heartaches orbrokenness or hurt. I'm going to
  • 00:20:13.928 --> 00:20:16.631
  • go to God's Word. It's a mirrorof who I am. On the nineth is
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  • what I share now. The Word ofGod is our ultimate judge. In
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  • John 12:47, listen to thisstunning scripture. At first it
  • 00:20:26.374 --> 00:20:31.512
  • can be confusing if you don'tunderstand scripture. It says,
  • 00:20:31.545 --> 00:20:34.815
  • "Jesus speaking, 'If any manhear my words, and believes not,
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  • I don't judge him', Jesus says.For I didn't come to judge the
  • 00:20:38.919 --> 00:20:46.360
  • world. I came to save the world.But whoever rejects me, this is
  • 00:20:46.394 --> 00:20:52.533
  • Jesus, and receives not mywords, he's got somebody that
  • 00:20:52.566 --> 00:20:58.873
  • judges him. The Word that I havespoken, the same shall judge him
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  • in the last day." You betterlearn God's Word because it's
  • 00:21:05.179 --> 00:21:10.217
  • God's Word that is the judge.God doesn't need to bring a
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  • storm into your life, to killsomething in your life to teach
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  • you something. It is His Wordthat judges the things in your
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  • life. It is the Word that bringsanswers and strength. And when
  • 00:21:28.169 --> 00:21:31.972
  • you recognize that it's God'sWord, you need to know His Word,
  • 00:21:32.006 --> 00:21:35.976
  • spend time in His Word, feed onHis Word. Make sure that you
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:39.547
  • recognize that the Word isworking mightily on the inside
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  • of you. God's Word is effective.There's nothing ahead of you
  • 00:21:43.417 --> 00:21:47.154
  • that God's Word can't prepareyou for. For out of you flows
  • 00:21:47.188 --> 00:21:51.759
  • healing, out of you isprotection. The angels of God
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  • are encamped around about you ifyou believe. They listen to the
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  • Word of God being spoken infaith. Are you doing that? This
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  • message, I'm sorry. I justcondensed about 10 hours of
  • 00:22:03.704 --> 00:22:06.574
  • teaching into 35 minutes. But ifyou'll listen to this over and
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  • over. The Spirit of God willspeak to you and give you such a
  • 00:22:10.611 --> 00:22:13.714
  • passion for the Word, such adesire for His Word. That as you
  • 00:22:13.748 --> 00:22:17.685
  • dive in, you'll begin to realizethat Jesus and His Word are one.
  • 00:22:17.718 --> 00:22:21.889
  • So I get to talk with Jesus andenjoy Jesus. But the more I know
  • 00:22:21.922 --> 00:22:26.260
  • His Word, the more I love Jesus.I meet people and they'll cry. I
  • 00:22:26.293 --> 00:22:31.031
  • love Jesus. I love Jesus. Andthen I'll talk to them about the
  • 00:22:31.065 --> 00:22:34.468
  • Word of God, and they don't knowanything about it, and they
  • 00:22:34.502 --> 00:22:37.138
  • don't want to. They don't wantto study. They're just so happy
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  • they love Jesus. I never seethis people last. They don't
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  • last in their walk with God.They can't build marriages,
  • 00:22:43.577 --> 00:22:47.014
  • homes, kids, careers, purpose inlife, because it is the Word
  • 00:22:47.047 --> 00:22:50.618
  • that is working in us. And soyou can't just be lazy. Study to
  • 00:22:50.651 --> 00:22:55.556
  • show yourself approved unto Godas a workman that needs not to
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  • be ashamed and rightly dividethe word of truth. Because it is
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  • the Word that brings these ninethings. And there's way more but
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  • nine crucial things. That listento this over and over. Fall in
  • 00:23:08.803 --> 00:23:12.306
  • love with His Word. It's goingto radically give you strength,
  • 00:23:12.339 --> 00:23:16.510
  • energy, joy, laughter, peace.People around you will look at
  • 00:23:16.544 --> 00:23:21.382
  • you and go, "Okay, what did youdo?" It's not what you do. It's
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  • who you know and it's meditatingin this incredible scriptures.
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  • The Word of God.
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  • -LEON: Thank you for tuning into the show today. Not only can
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  • today's message be powerfullyeffective in your life, but it
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  • can also change someone else'seternity. So today, I'm asking
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  • everyday life. Effective prayermakes tremendous power available
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  • in every situation and you canget it working for you. You,
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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
  • 00:25:20.434 --> 00:25:24.705
  • to rise up in you and that truthsets you free. And I want to
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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
  • 00:25:37.518 --> 00:25:41.555
  • really accomplish something.That we are deficient in some
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  • way. Who knows the truths thathis truths are his lies actually
  • 00:25:45.192 --> 00:25:49.330
  • he's gonna use on you. God'sWord it keeps you empowered with
  • 00:25:49.363 --> 00:25:54.101
  • truth and that truth makes youstrong. That truth makes you
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  • energized. 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
  • 00:26:03.410 --> 00:26:06.513
  • day. The Bible says in thebeginning was the Word, and the
  • 00:26:06.547 --> 00:26:09.450
  • Word was with God, and the Wordwas God. Jesus is the Word. Get
  • 00:26:09.483 --> 00:26:12.753
  • into the Bible, know the truth.And I'm telling you, your world
  • 00:26:12.786 --> 00:26:17.424
  • is going to change. Father, inJesus' name, I pray the Spirit
  • 00:26:17.458 --> 00:26:21.528
  • of wisdom and of revelation uponthem right now as they're
  • 00:26:21.562 --> 00:26:25.065
  • listening to this. Help them tohave an aha moment to realize
  • 00:26:25.099 --> 00:26:28.702
  • that the Word is crucial, tospend time in it every day and
  • 00:26:28.736 --> 00:26:32.239
  • that 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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