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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: When youunderstand that I can speak a
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  • word and a storm will calm.You can speak a word
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  • and sickness leaves.
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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: As a young man watchingpeople who prayed, I noticed
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  • three different kinds of peoplewho prayed. The first were
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  • people who wept and cried andsought God and felt like they
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  • were really humble, but I neversaw any miraculous things in
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  • their lives. Never saw hardlyanything other than them crying
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  • and praying and begging. And itmade me think just watching
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  • them, "Boy, God's an awful God.You've got to plead, beg, and
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  • bug to get Him to do something."And I was not impressed. They
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  • can be people of prayer. Theywould pray every day, but
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  • nothing ever change. Then Inoticed another group of people
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  • who would pray. They were themilitant ones. When they prayed,
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  • they sounded powerful by thetone of their voice and how much
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  • they screamed at the devil. Itwas, "In the name of Jesus!"
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  • And I thought oh, man! I wantto watch these people.
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  • But over the months and yearsnothing much changed
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  • in their life either. And butthey would put out a lot of
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  • effort. That they kind of calledthemselves the militant church.
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  • They were prayer warriors, asthough prayer was continually
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  • attacking the most powerfulbeing on the planet the devil.
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  • That's ridiculous and I didn'tsee much change in those
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  • people's lives. And so prayerbecame a real downer for me. I
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  • either wasn't praying enough, orI wasn't screaming enough, or I
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  • wasn't crying enough, or Iwasn't having enough of a
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  • burden. But then I wasintroduced in the Word to His
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  • glorious church, His triumphantchurch, who knew who they were
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  • and who prayed from a positionof authority. Today, I want to
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  • talk to you about authoritativeprayer. I want to talk to you
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  • about recognizing that prayer isan honour. That prayer is a
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  • privilege. That prayer isdesigned that every prayer you
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  • pray should be answered. Everyprayer, without exception. Yet
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  • we all feel like we shoot gunprayer at the sky hoping one
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  • will get through because wedon't know anything about
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  • prayer. We don't know the prayersecrets. We don't know there are
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  • nine different kinds of prayer.That the principles for one kind
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  • of prayer don't work on otherkinds of prayer, not that prayer
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  • needs to become a religiousformula. But the more you
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  • understand prayer, the ninekinds of prayer. How Old
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  • Testament prayer is differentthan New Testament prayer. You
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  • begin to hear and sense HolySpirit with amazing accuracy.
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  • And so the purpose for learningprayer isn't to learn rules in a
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  • rigid way. That if you do thesethree steps, it's going to
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  • happen. No, it's to get yourmind renewed so you begin to
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  • sense the Holy Spirit guide you.And what do you do here? Should
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  • you pray for that person? Youknow, etcetera, etcetera. And so
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  • prayer is something we all needto understand. Now, the thing
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  • about prayer is to understandthat God's will is not happening
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  • on planet earth just because He,it's His will. Now, there is a
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  • whole group of people who theytalk about the sovereign God,
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  • but they don't mean He'spowerful. They mean He's always
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  • changing His mind and you can'treally be guaranteed of
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  • anything. They're not, theydon't believe that God's Word is
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  • His will. That if God said itand promised it, that's what His
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  • will is. And so these people areforever struggling in this area
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  • of prayer. Now, when you lookinto God's Word, you'll
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  • recognize that He gave theplanet to the human beings. It's
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  • says the heaven is the Lord's,the earth He has given to the
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  • sons of men. When He talked toAdam in the garden, He said to
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  • him, "You be fruitful. Youmultiply." Everybody here wants
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  • to be fruitful and multiply. Youwant to multiply your business,
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  • your home, your kids. You wantpeace to multiply, joy to
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  • multiply. You want friendship tomultiply, influence to multiply,
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  • all of these things. But theBible doesn't say that we do it
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  • waiting for God's authority. Itsays you have dominion. You
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  • subdue this planet. You rule andreign. Romans 5:17 says we are
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  • to rule and reign as kings ashuman being. So when God wants
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  • something done on this planet.He needs to find a human being
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  • to pray through and to workthrough. He doesn't run around
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  • just doing whatever He wants. Heis a God of authority. He
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  • understands authority and Hegave the authority of the planet
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  • to mankind. This helps you tounderstand why so many people
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  • struggle in this area of prayer.Because they are either the
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  • defeated church begging,bugging, pleading, or they're
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  • the militant church that'sscreaming and focused on the
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  • devil all the time. If you arefocused in your prayer on the
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  • wrong thing, then you will beeasily defeated. A really
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  • important war strategy is to getthe enemy to concentrate on an
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  • area that is meaningless. Theenemy does that to Christians.
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  • He makes them think that he's sobig. He's so bad. That you
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  • should be noticing him. Thatyou've got to figure out what
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  • evil spirit on what's side ofthe river and who's the -, and
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  • on and on this intercessoryprayer stuff has gone in the
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  • past. And it's a defeated, bothtypes of prayer from the
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  • defeated church and from thismilitant church. They both don't
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  • get much done. When youunderstand that I can speak a
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  • word and a storm will calm. Youcan speak a word and sickness
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  • leaves. That Jesus other than ina direct temptation, He said to
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  • the devil it is written threetimes. Other than that, He spoke
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  • a word and the evil spirit'sleft. Other than that, He just
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  • went about ignoring him anddoing what He was called to do.
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  • And you and I when we understandthe cross, when we understand we
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  • are the triumphant church. Weare the church that -, We are
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  • the body of Christ. He is thehead. We are the body. And that
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  • whatever the head is thinkingand desiring the body carries
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  • out. So don't get caught up.Now, when James 5, it's talking
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  • here in verse 13 and it says,"Is anyone among you suffering?"
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  • Now, that word "suffering"doesn't mean with sickness and
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  • disease. It means suffering withhardship, business hardship,
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  • people coming against you.You're going through something.
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  • It says, "Is anyone amongst yousuffering or afflicted?" It
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  • says, "Let him pray." Then itsays, "Is anyone cheerful? Let
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  • him sing psalms." Both of theseare talking prayer. "Is anyone
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  • among you sick? Let him call forthe elders of the church, and
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  • let them pray over him,anointing him with oil in the
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  • name of the Lord. And the prayerof faith will save the sick, and
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  • the Lord will raise him up. Andif he has committed sins, he
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  • will be forgiven." It's talkinghere about how important prayer
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  • is in every area of our life. Ifyour life has an affliction. If
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  • there is stuff going on in yourrelationships. There is going on
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  • in your career. There is goingon in regards to safety. Things
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  • are going wrong. People arecoming against you. It says
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  • pray! Why? Because prayer willdeal with what is behind that
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  • attack. Prayer will deal withthings. It is prayer that
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  • releases God on the scene. Whenwe begin to understand this,
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  • that prayer is praying from asense of power and victory. I'll
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  • never forget in one of theservices that we were doing
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  • midweek. It's either Sundaynight or Wednesday night. That a
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  • young man walked up to the frontafter I was done the service.
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  • And he was dressed in all blackand he had white makeup on his
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  • face and had this arrogant lookabout him as if he was, you
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  • know, large and in control,walked up to me and in front of
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  • the people standing around said,"You know who I am?" I said,
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  • "Yeah, you're the person whothinks that gonna kill me." I
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  • said, "The God that I serve isso powerful." I said, "That you
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  • don't have the hope ofsucceeding, and the pathetic
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  • devil that you serve." Because Icould sense he was a, he felt he
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  • was a witch or warlock. He hadall these different terms. He
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  • worshiped the devil. He admittedit. I said, "You served a
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  • defeated, fallen angel." I can'tbelieve you fell for such a
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  • wimpy pots." He was shocked thatI would speak this way. And he
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  • then said to me, "Well, you knowwhat, I heard you're talking
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  • about healing. I have a two-yearold daughter who has the ankle
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  • bones are deformed. She needs amiracle. You think God would
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  • heal her?" I said, "Yeah, go gether." So with the only about a
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  • hundred of us left at theservice, he went back to his
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  • house and he got his littlegirl. He brought her in there.
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  • He stood her on a chair in themiddle of the floor. And I just
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  • reached over and said a simpleprayer and spoke healing over
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  • this body. She turned aroundjust walked across the floor,
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  • ankles, bones, all beautifullyrestored and he's shocked. So he
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  • gave his life to Christ. And inthe story as I talked with him a
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  • little bit there. He informed mehow he used to be a Christian
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  • but the church that he went to,they're always whining and
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  • crying to God and never got aprayer. Or they would try to
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  • bind the devil and they'd neverget any answers. He said, "I
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  • just realize the devil's morepowerful than God. And so I
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  • thought, just cast out God, toldGod off. And he started
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  • worshiping and studying Satanismand any to get his hands on for
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  • witchcraft. And then he figuredout that he had all the story
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  • about how that if he could killme, he's going to get more
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  • power. And oh, it's just, it wasthis whole story. I give you the
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  • quick version. And so he said,"But then when you said that I
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  • served this defeated littleangel and that you served the
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  • God." He said, "I've never heardit talked about that way." And I
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  • want you to know that the waythe church prays and what they
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  • think is humility. But it's justthis crying, defeated. Oh,
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  • please, Jesus. You don't findthe disciples praying that way.
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  • You don't find Jesus prayingthat way. They prayed with
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  • authority. And I want you toknow, that if you want to be
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  • effective in prayer. You need tobe a student of God's Word. You
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  • need to understand. You need tounderstand that the Bible is the
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  • most amazing current book youcould ever imagine. The Bible is
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  • a book of principles that showsyou behind the scenes. The
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  • kingdom of darkness and what itis doing. The kingdom of light
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  • and what it is doing. Andregardless of the new
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  • inventions, regardless ofcomputers and rockets, atomic
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  • warfare. There's always going tobe two kingdoms until the end of
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  • this age. The kingdom ofdarkness and the kingdom of
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  • light. And behind everythingthat one group does, is the
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  • kingdom of light, the angels ofGod, and the authority that
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  • they're learning. And thekingdom of darkness is this
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  • lying thing that tries to seduceyou and I away from knowing
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  • Jesus and knowing the authoritythat is in His name. Now,
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  • there's a story in the OldTestament that is a powerful
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  • look. It's a story of a mannamed Elijah. Elijah saw such
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  • wickedness going on in Israel.Israel was serving a god called
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  • Baal. B-A-A-L. In serving thisgod, they had 450 priests whose
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  • job it was to kill theirchildren as they sacrificed them
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  • to their god Baal. Sick,disgusting, murderous cult. And
  • 00:14:46.467 --> 00:14:53.408
  • he gets up and he tells kingAhab, "It is not going to rain
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  • on this country until I say so."Turned around and walked off and
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  • it stopped raining. In the thirdyear of the famine, he gets
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  • before king Ahab and he says,"You take your 450 priests and
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  • you bring them to this area andwe're going to see whose God is
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  • real." So they all get together.All of Israel gathers. I mean,
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  • this was a demonstration withhundreds of thousands if not
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  • millions of people standing in acrowd watching 450 prophets of
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  • Baal and they built an altar andthey put a sacrifice on that
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  • altar, and they began to pray.They started in the morning.
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  • They began to pray and beseechtheir God to whichever God would
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  • answer by fire. They couldn'tlight the sacrifice on fire. The
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  • real God had to light thissacrifice Himself. So these
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  • prophets of Baal began to prayand pray and pray and pray and
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  • pray. Then they began to cutthemselves which is a sign of
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  • demonic worship. And as they cutthemselves, blood would run, and
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  • they prayed till noon, nothinghappened. Then they continued to
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  • pray and dance and jump andworship their God, and cry out
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  • to their God till the eveningsacrifice time. And finally,
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  • Elijah had enough, and he wasteasing them. Maybe he's gone on
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  • holidays. Maybe he's sleeping.Who knows! And finally, he had
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  • enough he said, "All right. It'smy turn." And he built the
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  • stones of an altar. Put ananimal on top and he cut it into
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  • pieces and then God said, "Pourbarrels of water on top." He
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  • soaked the sacrifice down,soaked the rocks on the altar
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  • down. It gathered in a trougharound that altar. And then he
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  • prayed a prayer that was 30seconds long. And out of an
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  • empty blue sky with not a cloud,a bolt of lighting or fire came
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  • out of heaven. So tremendouslythat it burnt up the sacrifice.
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  • It burnt up the rocks and itlicked up the water just -, I
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  • just kind of see this lightningstrike that goes, and it just
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  • stays there, and it was alldone. And they all immediately
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  • turned to God. Elijah turns tothe king and he says, "I hear
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  • the sound of rain." There wasn'ta cloud in the sky. He said,
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  • "Get ready. We're gonna have tohead out. Get ready." So while
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  • the king is having a snack, hegoes up to the top of Mount
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  • Carmel and he says to the youngman who was with him, his
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  • servant. He's a helper. He says,"Do you see any clouds?" He
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  • says, "Nothing." He looks fromthe top of the mountain. The
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  • Bible says Elijah put his -, bowdown and put his head between
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  • his knees. Which is the positionfor childbirth literally in
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  • those days. And as he's there,he sends the young man back
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  • again. Did you see a cloud? Hesays, "No, nothing." He just
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  • keeps sending him back. Why?Because he knew there would be.
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  • He knew God had spoken and heknew that God had spoken but he
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  • needed to pray. So he ispraying. And we're not talking
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  • about all day. We're not talking-, He just pray and every time
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  • the young man came back, he'dsent him back to the -, Go look
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  • for a cloud. So after seventimes, he says, "I see a cloud
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  • in a distance the size of aman's hand." And he says, "Get
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  • up! It's going to rain." And hetells the king, "Head for
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  • Jezreel." So the king, he's gotthe fastest horses in the
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  • country on his chariot and heheads out. And the Bible says
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  • that the skies got dark and itstarted to rain. And Elijah
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  • outrun the chariots of the kingbecause the presence of God came
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  • upon him. Now, I want to showyou something about this story.
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  • In the book of James 5:16, ittalks about the effective
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  • fervent prayer of a righteousman makes tremendous power
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  • available dynamic in hisworking. And the next verse
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  • says, "Elijah was a man with anature like ours, and he prayed
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  • earnestly that it would notrain, and it did not rain in the
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  • land for three years and sixmonths. And then he prayed
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  • again, and the heaven gave rain,and the earth produced its
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  • fruit." It says here that Elijahmade the rain stop and Elijah
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  • made the rain start. But whenyou go back to the story in 1
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  • Kings 17 and 18, it says Godsent the rain and it shows us
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  • that God stopped the rain. Well,which is it? Is it Elijah or is
  • 00:19:52.440 --> 00:19:58.045
  • it God? It is a relationshipbetween God and man. Even though
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  • God told Elijah, "You go tellthe king it's going to rain."
  • 00:20:05.353 --> 00:20:10.057
  • Yet Elijah still needed to pray.Can I say something to you? If
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  • you've stopped praying, you'vegiven up. The things you've
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  • prayed about didn't happen. Youdidn't get into the Word and
  • 00:20:23.170 --> 00:20:27.141
  • learn to pray. You didn'tunderstand your rights and
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  • privileges because of the cross.His death, His burial, His
  • 00:20:30.878 --> 00:20:34.548
  • resurrection, His ascension. Andwhen you don't know how to pray,
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  • then you pray a miss. Peopleoften say, "Well, God knows my
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  • heart." Well, if God knows yourheart and all you have to do is
  • 00:20:44.292 --> 00:20:48.129
  • ask. Then we don't, we need oneverse in the Bible. But we've
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  • got 66 books. There's things togrow and to learn in. And if you
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  • want to become a person ofprayer. Oh, I don't mean the
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  • whiny defeated Christians whoall get together and, you know,
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  • if you want something to happen,get the prayer tower praying.
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  • Get the prayer basement praying.Get the prayer group praying.
  • 00:21:08.716 --> 00:21:12.386
  • Get millions of people prayingbecause then God will do it.
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  • What a ridiculous thought!That's nowhere in the Bible.
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  • Instead one person would pray,or they'd have a group of people
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  • praying for something. But itwasn't see how many you can get
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  • praying because then we'llconvince God. So I'm not talking
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  • about defeated Christians tryingto convince God. I'm not talking
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  • about militant prayer warriorsthat have to explode and always
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  • screaming at the devil. I'mtalking about a prayer so
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  • powerful that you know who youare. You know what Christ has
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  • done. God's will for your lifedoes not automatically happen. A
  • 00:21:52.293 --> 00:21:57.732
  • God's will for anything happenswhen a human being allows God to
  • 00:21:57.732 --> 00:22:03.704
  • pray through him, allows God towork through him. So if you want
  • 00:22:03.704 --> 00:22:09.944
  • to begin to pray where yourprayers get answered. If you
  • 00:22:09.944 --> 00:22:15.015
  • want to pray where you'vefinally take control of your
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  • life. Then you must learn how topray. And as you learn how to
  • 00:22:18.786 --> 00:22:25.826
  • pray, you will begin to addexcitement like you've never
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  • dreamed possible. You will beginto understand the prayer of
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  • faith and you'll speak tomountains and giants and they
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  • will obey you when youunderstand the principles of the
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  • prayer of faith. Who can pray itfor and who you can't pray it
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  • for. You'll understand theprayer of supplication and how
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  • you use it. You'll understandintercessory prayer properly and
  • 00:22:51.752 --> 00:22:56.891
  • when to use it. You'llunderstand the prayer of praise
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  • and worship and how it canunlock stunning miracles like
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  • Paul and Silas singing whilethey're handcuffed and chained
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  • in the deepest dungeon. And thatprayer of praise and worship
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  • destroyed the chains, not juston them but in every person in
  • 00:23:13.774 --> 00:23:18.479
  • the prison. When you learn thepower of prayer. When you
  • 00:23:18.479 --> 00:23:23.417
  • understand the rights andprivileges that you have. It is
  • 00:23:23.417 --> 00:23:27.388
  • no longer a worry or awondering. It is an authority
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  • that knows what I can do andwhat I cannot do. And so Holy
  • 00:23:32.326 --> 00:23:37.832
  • Spirit begins to guide you andthings begin to happen.
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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: 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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