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Do You Celebrate Your Suffering

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June 14, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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Do You Celebrate Your Suffering

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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would you change in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash the miraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live in peace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join Leon Fontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, senior pastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO of Canada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Because the key to great faith in the
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  • miraculous, in the supernatural, is all founded on what you know
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  • about the cross to the throne.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says 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 biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective in sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus, and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your 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: I want to talk today about the greatest miracle.
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  • Today I'm doing the 3 part series and the first service was
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  • different and I'm just, every service stands alone find so
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  • you're okay but I just, so many times I want to unpack some
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  • things and that way it's available whether you're going
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  • to get it on YouTube or how you get the word in you but when you
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  • look at Jesus' miracles, what was the greatest miracle? I mean
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  • he raise the dead. That shocks people but a dead body would
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  • come back to life but he did that. Or maybe the greatest
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  • miracle was the guy walked on water. Don't see that everyday
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  • accepting Canada and in winter time but I mean other than that
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  • to actually walk on warm water and what an incredible miracle.
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  • You know over and over again when you study the miracles of
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  • Jesus that they're just astounding and he said that we
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  • would do things like he did. In fact Jesus as our example for
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  • what a Christian looks like, what they should function like
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  • in this world but the greatest miracle that Jesus did, none of
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  • us can repeat because it is the great exchange that Jesus did
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  • when he came and became sin so that we could be righteous. When
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  • he came in became sickness and disease so we could accept the
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  • healing that is in him. When you understand this great exchange
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  • you know so many people today are struggling in the area of
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  • the miraculous. And the key to and let's call it the
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  • supernatural because miracle sometimes can get people you
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  • know I don't like waiting till things get so bad you need a
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  • miracle. I love the supernatural power of God in my everyday life
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  • helping me to move in and to make decisions and and as I deal
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  • with different people and even help different churches,
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  • denominations. It's like the highest. The highest level is to
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  • suffer together. Is there a meaning in suffering? That's a
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  • topic that people will walk out on. Because in on in most
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  • denominations today this is their whole meaning for life is
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  • how they're suffering. And if you ask me that question I don't
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  • have time to jump into it. It would be your definition on
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  • suffering must be looked at first because Jesus did tell us
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  • that when we go into the world and when we share our faith,
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  • when we stand up for the things of God, there will be a
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  • suffering as people reject us, attack us, in some countries
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  • will even kill you. That's one kind of suffering but then
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  • there's the suffering that is just where the promises of God's
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  • word haven't been manifested in your life and God not delaying
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  • that miracle. God's not causing that problem you know if it's
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  • sickness, disease, poverty, all the things that go on. People
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  • are always looking for a deeper meaning in suffering. Everywhere
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  • I go it's like even when it comes to me that much of the new
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  • age stuff is that we seem to celebrate our suffering and the
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  • things that were going through and to be on this planet you're
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  • gonna suffer okay. You're gonna lose your great, great, great
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  • grandfather then you're gonna lose your great, great, great
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  • grandfather then lose your great, great grandfather you
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  • know like we all are dying off and so they're suffering there
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  • and as you know Jesus and if they know Jesus it's really
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  • minimized because heaven is real and it's just literally a
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  • graduation into heaven. There's going to be suffering whether
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  • people talk about you come against you learning to just
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  • studying and get through school with the bullies and
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  • backstabbers and all of it everybody on this planet is
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  • gonna learn to how to how to handle suffering and Jesus will
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  • take you through but there's a whole 'nother level that some
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  • Christians are involved in where they just seem to think it's all
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  • about suffering but that's not what the Bible teaches. So today
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  • I'm gonna take you on a fairly quick, I'm not sure which one to
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  • get through. But I want you to have an incredible understanding
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  • of this great exchange that Jesus, the son of God he came to
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  • this planet. And he came to show us what a person filled with
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  • Holy Spirit looks like and then he came to die in our place and
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  • a number of things were exchanged and that's what I want
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  • to deal with because the key to great faith in the miraculous in
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  • the supernatural is all founded on what you know about the cross
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  • to the throne. You know you can't even have a Bible faith
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  • until you know God's will. It is impossible to have Bible fate
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  • till you know God's absolute will without any area of what
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  • could be, might not be. Faith can only be we're Gods absolute
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  • will is known. So any area that you need a miracle, you need to
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  • look at this area from the cost crossed to the throne. Jesus
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  • died on the cross, he was buried, he rose again and he
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  • ascended to the right hand of the father. Those 4 things are
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  • so crucial and they're revelations that people don't
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  • actually even get into. I told the first service that you know
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  • we talk about LAF and I love how our leaders and Zach unpacked
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  • LAF. This is our culture but if you stay there. how limiting
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  • that is. Can you imagine marrying somebody and they say
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  • to you, you gotta love me the way I am. You gotta accept me
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  • the way I am. You gonna forgive me for all that I do wrong. I'm
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  • never going to change but that's what love is. Just a minute.
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  • Just a minute. Nobody here is going to make it with a person
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  • who has that attitude okay because we believe that you can
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  • change. You can grow. You can deal with issues. You can handle
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  • temptations. You can become stronger. You can become and so
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  • much of the church of Jesus Christ just feels like we're
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  • just poor sinners barely saved by grace walking through this
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  • hurting world waiting to go for heaven. That is not what the
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  • word teaches. Jesus came so that we could literally live a life
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  • that begins to bring change and he becomes our strength. He
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  • becomes this this amaze and I want to say a couple things that
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  • you know what I'm sorry but I'm probably gonna an edge all the
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  • rest of this year on some stuff. Most churches are only palette
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  • of care. We'll cry with you, weep with you, struggle with
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  • you, help you die and churches have to do that, we have, we
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  • must do that. I'm not knocking that at all. Nobody here goes to
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  • a palette of care unit if you don't have any loved ones there.
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  • Because it's a fun place to go. It's a very serious place. It
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  • can be a very beautiful place to somebody that you love. Goes
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  • into eternity and there's where you spend the last days of
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  • talking, laughing, sharing. I'm not minimizing a palette of care
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  • unit at all. Spend a lot of time in those places. Okay they're
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  • incredible number listen to me but a church is not just a
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  • palette of care place. It's a place where you can meet Jesus.
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  • Or you can be loved, accepted, forgiven, but don't stop there
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  • because now you can find out who you are. You can become born
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  • again. You can find the presence of the power of God to change
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  • life not with your strength as we've all tried our own will
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  • power and it doesn't work that great but you can find the very
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  • presence of God and the strengths that Holy Spirit
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  • brings into your life. It's incredible. When Jesus died on
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  • the cross something incredible happened because Jesus was our
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  • representative for the human race. The Bible does not call
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  • Jesus in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John the son of God. They always
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  • call on the son of man. He represented us and so he was a
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  • representative but the Bible also brings up that he was our
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  • substitute in making a new covenant and so the greatest
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  • miracle that ever took place was this great exchange that so many
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  • Christians don't push through and learn all whole salvation.
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  • They just stop it LAF. God loves me. God accepts me. God
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  • forgives. That's beautiful, the way you are, you can come to
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  • Jesus, whoever can come to Jesus amazing an exception you,
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  • forgives you. You get a brand new life but then people stop
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  • there. They just stop there and they don't move on into the most
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  • incredible things that the great exchange did in our lives so.
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  • When you look at the Bible, I'm gonna say a couple things and
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  • you need to start studying this area but. Most people only know
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  • the historical Jesus. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. What he did in
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  • different villages, different miracles, different places but
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  • epistles as Paul begins to teach they teach what happened from
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  • the cross to the throne there are 3 days so power packed, so
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  • full. What did Jesus do when he died and he became sin and he
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  • took your sin and then he died for the curse of the law and the
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  • Bible says he even said before he died my God why are you for
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  • shaking me? What's going on here? Most Christians haven't
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  • got a hot clue what took place in those 3 days and it's in
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  • those 3 days that all of the things that you and I can
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  • exchange with Jesus for took place and it's a big argument
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  • across the denominations as to what happened from the cross to
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  • the throne. Where was he for those 3 days? And then you know
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  • and he came in he would walk around the planet for awhile but
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  • would do what he just kind of hang on the cross? Was his
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  • spirit in limbo. Did it go hang out with God? Did he go to hell
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  • because he was taking our sin? Like all of these things are
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  • taught in very few Christians walk them out and the revelation
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  • that is there for you when all of a sudden you realize if Jesus
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  • did that then it's mine that I could walk in this new life.
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  • Yes, you can. Your faith will explode when you get these 3
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  • messages. They're crucial. We've caught on them multiple times
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  • but I'm gonna take a moment. I'm gonna condense them into 3
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  • messages ago. If you want to walk in a faith, an overcoming
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  • fate, if you want to see change you don't want to just stay in
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  • LAF. You want to say yes. We'll always LAF. We'll always love.
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  • We'll always accept. We'll always forgive but we want to
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  • show you how to change. We want to show you how to become. We
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  • want to show you how to rise up and be what God called you to be
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  • you can win over temptation, win over addiction, will win over
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  • the enemy, begin to come up and rise up and be who you are when
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  • it comes to business and family and marriage and home and that
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  • generations of your family name can maintain strong when this
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  • revelation takes place. Isaiah 53 says first verse who can
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  • believe this? Who can believe this? This report is so amazing.
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  • It's so beautiful. It goes on talking Isaiah 53 of how Jesus
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  • was wounded for us and it was just some beautiful things. Now,
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  • okay I gotta go fast. I got 7 minutes and 26 seconds. I'll
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  • give you a few of them. Here we go. Number 1, the things that
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  • were exchanged. 2 Corinthians 5:21. God made Jesus who knew no
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  • sin to be sin on our behalf that we might become the
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  • righteousness of God. Yeah. Jesus got our sin. We got his
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  • righteousness. You're not right just because you're so cool. You
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  • ain't righteous because you got a few things cleaned up. You're
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  • righteous as a gift because Jesus exchanged our sin. Your
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  • sin, my sin for his righteousness. This is an
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  • incredible thing that you're righteous and you got it by
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  • trading with Jesus. the great exchange. Another thing that was
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  • a great exchange in Galatians 2:20 says I have been crucified
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  • with Christ. It's no longer I who live or the old me that
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  • selfish sinful nature no longer lives. Many Christians teach you
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  • have 2 natures in you. Nature of sin, nature of righteousness and
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  • they're at war all the time. That's crazy. Okay the NIV
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  • started that years ago by putting a mistranslated about
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  • 200 and sometimes they missed translated the word flesh for
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  • nature okay so your nature is the nature of God inside of your
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  • spirit, sealed there. You have a new nature. The old nature is
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  • dead. That old you is dead and gone. You have a new nature. A
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  • nature of faith, a nature of love, a nature of life okay so
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  • that old nature's gona and then here it says that I have been
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  • crucified with Christ. It's no longer I who live but Christ
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  • lives in me and the life that I now live in this flesh body. I
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  • live by faith in the son of God who loved me and delivered
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  • himself up for me. Everything about your life always comes
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  • down to Jesus. Everything you read in the Bible you better
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  • bring Jesus on the cross into it because if you don't you'll
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  • never understand it and it'll never grow your faith. If I look
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  • at you and say are you righteous? I'm not asking you if
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  • you are perfectly sin free. I'm asking you your identity and the
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  • nature of that is in you and the answer should be if you're born
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  • again, I am. Okay not because you're perfect. The word
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  • righteous has been changed but it is talking about your nature.
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  • Now you still have to renew your mind and you gotta control your
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  • body both the Bible show you how to do. Because it's been trained
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  • by the old nature your but your mind's been filled with stuff
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  • from the old nature, your body hasn't been made a living
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  • sacrifice. It's been allowed to do whatever it wanted so now
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  • you've got the power to change things. So here it's talking
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  • about, 2 Peter 1:4. For by these, He has granted to us his
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  • precious and magnificent promises in order that by them
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  • you might become a partaker of the divine nature. Not the sin
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  • nature, the divine nature, having escaped the corruption
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  • that is in the world by lust. Jesus got our sin nature. We got
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  • his divine nature. He became sin. So that we could become his
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  • nature. In other words it's not just right just as a title.
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  • Literally this righteousness, this incredible powers' in your
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  • spirit and as you begin to renew your mind with the word, as you
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  • begin to choose to work with Holy Spirit to make your body a
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  • living sacrifice, you can't do like so many places I go so many
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  • Christians after years of study still talk like we're just
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  • percenters saved by grace walk into this world of war waiting
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  • to get to heaven where it's all going to be okay. It's not what
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  • the Bible teaches but it's kind of a good way to do it because
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  • you can kind of do what you want, where you want, how you
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  • want. I'm just a sinner. No, no. You're a saint, the Bible says.
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  • Okay, you are your spirit. Now you got to get control of your
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  • mind, get control of your body in its desires and the Holy
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  • Spirit will help you do that. The great exchange, the second
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  • thing is Jesus became since he took this sin nature that goes
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  • to sin so quickly and goes to selfishness so quickly and we
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  • get his divine nature which is to love others, to believe for
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  • others, to desire to help others. You know they have this
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  • saying that when it comes to power that you know the power
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  • corrupts and absolute power absolutely corrupts but you see
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  • the thing is that when you get a born again person who's you know
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  • submitted himself to God's word you don't have the old nature
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  • and we can lead our families. We can lead our business. We lead
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  • our churches without that old nature correcting it and causing
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  • us to manipulate people and etcetera. We can instead
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  • influence for Christ. Because of Jesus this is yours. Third thing
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  • I'll go through quickly. Jesus took our name all through
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  • Matthew, Mark, Luke, John he's called the son of man. He's not
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  • called the son of God. Why is it a big deal? Because even the
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  • demons cried out when he was Jesus. He was walking around.
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  • Who are you? What you doing here? Our time's not up. He
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  • didn't come as God. Of course he was God, was born of a woman. He
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  • walked the planet as a man. He had the right to be here because
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  • the planet was given to mankind which by the way why when Adam
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  • and Eve fell all the sin and the junk of it goes on. So when
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  • Jesus walked in a human body because he was born of Mary that
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  • it says here that his name was he was the son of man so that we
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  • can get the use of his name Jesus which now carries all
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  • authority. When you pray what you ended with? We pray to the
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  • father in the name of Jesus. The name has been given to us. This
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  • name is ours. He took you know the man kind, he took our name
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  • as a son of man and as it as he became a human we became
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  • children of God. This exchange took place from the cross to the
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  • throne. The fourth thing. It says in 1 Peter 2:24 and Jesus
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  • himself bore our sins in his body on the cross that we might
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  • die to sin. Okay because you don't have a sin nature, sin is
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  • not alive in you like it was before so if you still desire to
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  • do wrong things and you given your life to Christ that's not
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  • been the sin nature driving you. It's just the old training
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  • driving you. It's the old habits driving you. If I was to go, if
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  • there's a company next door to us here that had you know 40
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  • stories and it's a huge worldwide company and I buy it.
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  • Because the old owner who was the CEO, let's say and the
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  • chairman of the board and he was running it into the ground and I
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  • go and buy that whole company with you know 7.000 employees
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  • and all the department heads that are there. I'm the new
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  • owner. There's new nature coming to this company. Oh really.
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  • Because all the old employees and all the old department
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  • heads, they have all the old attitudes and come in late,
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  • leave early, who cares what happens, collect your paycheck.
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  • So if I go in there and I want to turn this company around I
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  • have to bring in new principles and those who won't abide by
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  • them, fire and now hire because I've got, there is a new nature
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  • at this because I'm the owner. But now I must begin to bring
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  • this down from the top all the way through the lines of this
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  • organization. There's kind of a good analogy so it says here
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  • that he himself bore our sins on his body on the cross so we
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  • might die to sin and live to righteousness for by his wounds
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  • you were healed. Jesus got our sickness and disease. We get his
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  • healing. If you go to Psalms 22, the entire chapter is a picture
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  • of what Jesus looked like after dying on the cross and it talks
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  • about they've pierced my hands and my feet. My bones are out of
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  • joint. It talks about like the weirdest looking person so full
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  • of disease and sickness like all that took place from across to
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  • the throne is taught in the epistles and it's shown in
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  • prophecies in the Old Testament. So this thing about what did
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  • Jesus do for me? He exchanges, he took your sickness. Whenever
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  • someone asked me, why didn't God heal me? I know they don't
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  • understand it because when he took your sickness in your
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  • disease, he exchanged healing and inside of your spirit is the
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  • healing power for every miracle you'll need. The Bible says in
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  • Romans 8 that if the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead
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  • dwells in you, it quickens your mortal body so where is the
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  • feeling coming from? Not from heaven it's his presence within
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  • you so every miracle you'll need in the future, miracles of
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  • protection, miracles of a mind being healed, miracles of
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  • diseases that maybe come from your past or whatever and these
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  • things begin to come in, God knows your future any is
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  • provided in every situation the miracle that you need and it's
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  • with in you. So he's not making a decision. Sow I gotta go this
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  • fast I know it is in this is new to you like he's not making a
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  • decision on every individual miracle. There's not seven
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  • million strings in heaven and we're begging and bugging God or
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  • screaming at a devil who's in control. No. When you pray, you
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  • are connecting yourself to the almighty God and Holy Spirit is
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  • teaching you who you are and the inheritance that is yours
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  • because of Jesus so to learn this and my time is up so just
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  • stop at that point. I could go on and on of all the things that
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  • were exchanged between Jesus and to you. This life of serving God
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  • is not you know we're all gonna just suffer like crazy and find
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  • meaning in our suffering and stay locked up in our suffering
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  • like we're in a palette of care waiting to be rescued in the
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  • heaven which is the only real place of beauty. John 10:10 says
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  • the thief comes to steal kill and destroy but I've come that
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  • you might have a life that you might have it more abundantly.
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  • In the Greek it means superior in quality, innumerable in
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  • quantity. Now this word zoe in the Greek is not the life of
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  • human life. It's God's life in a human body. God's life in a
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  • human family. God's life in a human marriage. God's life in
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  • the generations of your family. There is a way for you when I to
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  • believe and understand that what Jesus did on the cross from the
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  • cross to the throne that it says in Romans 6 that when he died on
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  • the cross, we died with him. That when he was buried we were
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  • buried with him. That's why we get baptized we're remembering
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  • that were bearing the old man. When he arose again we arose
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  • with him. When he ascended to the right hand of the father
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  • where he now sits and the Bible says in Ephesians 1 all
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  • authority is given to him not just on the planet but in the
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  • universe. He's the head, we're the body and we are seated with
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  • him all of these in hims are a revelation that you need that
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  • way when you go to pray for something you need to know is it
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  • God's will? Yes, it is because it is in from the cross
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  • to the throne.
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  • [Segment Music]
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Did you know, that you were created to be loved by
  • 00:23:54.230 --> 00:23:57.130
  • God? So many Christians are living under the false illusion
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  • that somehow they were designed to work at getting to heaven.
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  • This simply isn't true. God is your Father, and you are His
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  • child. No works will ever change that. It's time to jumpstart
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  • your heart. This audio series from Leon Fontaine will refresh
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  • you like no other. When you come to a clear understanding of
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  • God's unconditional love with help from Holy Spirit, you
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  • unlock the miraculous in your life, and make incredible
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  • supernatural strength available. God wants you to believe in and
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  • receive His love wholeheartedly. Jumpstart your heart today,
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  • aligning your beliefs with God's Word, and seeing yourself how
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  • God sees you, is the first step to starting an incredible
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  • journey. One that will leave you transformed, and better
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  • positioned to step into your God-given destiny.
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  • -LEON: God is in love with you. You know a lot of people worry
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  • about how much they love God. Do I love God enough and they
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  • agonize over it. I love the fact that we love him because He
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  • first loved us. In fact stop focusing in measuring how much
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  • you love God. It's almost a guilt ridden way to go. Instead
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  • would you focus on how much God loves you? I found that when I
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  • get up in the morning and say, God, I'm so glad you are in love
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  • with me. God, I'm so excited that you love me. You sent Jesus
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  • to die for me. You included me in your family. God, you believe
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  • in me. You love me. God, you made me. I love saying things
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  • out loud like that. It helps me to continue to realize how loved
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  • I am because your value isn't in what you do in life. Your value
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  • is in how much God loves you, believes in you, and knows you.
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  • So let me pray for you that you begin to sense and know this.
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  • Father, I pray right now that Your love which is
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  • unconditional. You just love us that they would begin to believe
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  • that as they believe it and confess it, they'll begin to
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  • experience in the name Jesus. We break through all the lies of
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  • the enemy and let them confess your love and feel it and know
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  • it. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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