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The Emotional Generation

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December 31, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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The Emotional Generation

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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: To be very emotional is to be very
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  • self-centered, to be very emotional is to have a hard
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  • heart because you don't know how sit in somebody else's seat or
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  • stand in their shoes. You won't think from their perspective
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  • because you're too wrapped up in your emotion,
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  • and it's destroying you, your marraige, your family,
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  • your home, your relationship with God, how does God speak
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  • to you when your emotions speak to you so strongly?
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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 at 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: We live in a world right now that is fascinated with
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  • emotions. It's probably the most emotional generation I've ever
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  • seen. When I look up my grandpa, my grandma, my parents, you
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  • know, and then I look at the kids growing up. And even us all
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  • of the generations together today in this world and how much
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  • this pseudo society in this new age stuff has made us all aware
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  • of our feelings. And it's kind of cute, it's kind of -, but it
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  • is destroying relationships. And today, I wanna give you a
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  • biblical look at emotions. I wanna show you somethings
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  • they're like, for example, did you know that sin is conceived
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  • in the emotions. Today, people think that emotions, we should
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  • explore them, we should have them, we should let them go. We
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  • should let our children explore their emotions. That they should
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  • be free to express themselves. Have you ever been around
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  • someone's kids who've never been trained to harness their
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  • emotions, control their emotions? And so you get the
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  • thrill of watching them express their emotions. You know,
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  • children are mismanagers, and so children must be managed by an
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  • outside force, parents. And as you raise those children, they
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  • must be managed by an inside force which is their will and
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  • the Spirit of God. But we live in a world where even parents
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  • don't manage their emotions. There are marriages here right
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  • now that it is a mess. You don't know where to go, because
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  • there's no conversation that gets anywhere. Because it will
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  • get emotional, and you'll talk about your emotions and how you
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  • feel. And it's like truth doesn't matter because you've
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  • got your perception and I've got my perception. There is no real
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  • truth. The Bible does not agree with that at all. And to believe
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  • that and to think that is to rage raise each generation to be
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  • at the mercy of their emotions. When God created Adam and Eve,
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  • He said everything that He made was good. Therefore, emotions
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  • were created beautiful. They were created good, in the
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  • positive. But negative emotions all through the Word, it talks
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  • about how it destroys. It will destroy your mind, your body,
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  • your marriage. If you -, in fact, areas you don't learn to
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  • deal with, you have trained them into the next generation and
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  • your kids will. I don't care if you're 80 and your kids are 60.
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  • If you deal with things as their parent. Did you know, there's a
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  • freedom that they will see because they see mom and dad
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  • dealing with it. We teach our kids how to live. We teach them
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  • how to die. We teach them how to be married. We teach them how to
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  • handle problems, walk through storms. We must learn truth. And
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  • so this thing about feelings, this thing about emotions, that
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  • we're just allowed to have them. We've got to be careful. In
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  • Ephesians 4:17, it says, "So this I say, and affirm together
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  • with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles."
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  • Here, it's talking about people without Christ which is in the
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  • futility of their mind. The more you examine your emotions, the
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  • more you examine your feelings, the more you try to process and
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  • think them through, the more mess up you're gonna get,
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  • because it's futility. What goes on in the mind, is a futility it
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  • says. And the futility of their mind, being darkened in their
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  • understanding. People who tried to always access their emotions,
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  • figure out their emotions, go through, where did it came from,
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  • where is it going, how come. It says here that your
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  • understanding will be darkened. You think you're discovering
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  • yourself but you're darkening your awareness of who you are
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  • and where you're going. It says here that you excluded from the
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  • life of God. What? You'll never find the joy, the peace, the
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  • beauty, the purpose, the life that God has for you from the
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  • futility of your mind. Romans 8 says to be carnally minded is
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  • death, to be spiritually minded is life. This goes on to say
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  • you'll be excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance
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  • that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart. They've
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  • become callous and have given themselves over to sensuality
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  • for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
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  • When you talk about emotions, we're talking about sensuality,
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  • from the senses, sensuality. There's a word in the Bible
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  • called, lasciviousness. I bet you've never heard it or used
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  • it. It's an old word lasciviousness. It literally
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  • means that you are just given to every emotion, every desire. You
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  • live in it. You revel in it and you just follow it out. I want
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  • to punch somebody. You gonna go punch somebody. I feel like
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  • partying. I'm gonna party. I want sex. I want food. I want -,
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  • And they just live this craziness of their emotions.
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  • This sensualness, this craziness. And it says here that
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  • your heart will be darkened and callous and hard. Okay, I'm
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  • gonna say something, here's where we offend the first
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  • person. All right, many people think that someone who's got a
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  • hard heart is like that guy. That's emotions. That's a
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  • hard-hearted guy. Actually, what you're gonna find as we go
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  • through this quick message, that people who are given to extreme
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  • emotion, living in their emotion, this is how I feel,
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  • this is what I think, and they just lived out their emotions,
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  • to be very emotionally is to be, to be very emotional is to be
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  • very self-centered. It's a new thought for somebody, to be very
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  • emotional is to be very self-centered. To be very
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  • emotional is to have a hard heart because you don't know how
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  • sit in somebody else's seat or stand in their shoes. You won't
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  • think from their perspective because you're too wrapped up in
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  • your emotion and it's destroying you, your marriage, you family,
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  • your home, your relationship with God. How does God speak to
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  • you when your emotions speak to you so strongly? One of the ways
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  • they put it is you become callous, given over to
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  • sensuality, the practice of every kind of impurity with
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  • greediness. When people feel like their emotions are true.
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  • When people think their emotions are right. When people feel like
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  • I should express my emotion, share my emotion. Then you don't
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  • realize how destructive that is. And when you, when we've got an
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  • entire generation in entire culture like Canada, America.
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  • We're given to such pleasure and you can do whatever you want.
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  • And it's no longer your working all day to plow with the few
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  • horses to get some food in the ground just to feed your kids.
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  • And she's got gardens and kids and your whole life is just to
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  • stay alive. And we got all this free time. We don't have all
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  • this free time. I'm working 10 hours a day. Yeah, but it used
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  • to be 15 when your fighting and hunting and planting. But then
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  • you begin to forget about words like duty. What is your duty?
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  • The Bible's very clear about duty. It talks about moral
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  • obligations that we have. That as believers we should stand up
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  • for truth, for the things of Christ. Even in a democracy, you
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  • know, we have sayings like, "When good men do nothing, evil
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  • men thrive." So there's things we need to do to rise up and
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  • start the conversation and builds. So how do we add to the
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  • communities that we live in? You know, when it comes to the word
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  • duty, to be responsible, to be accountable, to use your power,
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  • what you've been given in a way that works. Sin is conceived in
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  • the negative emotions. Let me show you something. I think will
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  • help some of you. You know, we live in a world where as an
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  • example, I wanna use this as an example. That, you know, the
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  • word conception is not talking about instantly having a child
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  • in your arms. It's talking about conception and then 9 months
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  • later you have a baby. So sin is conceived. It starts in the
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  • emotion. James 1:13, says, let no one say when he is tempted, I
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  • am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by
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  • what is evil and He Himself tempts no one. But every person
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  • is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by the
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  • devil. No. It's not what it says, by his own evil desire. In
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  • bracket it says lust and passions. Then the evil desire,
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  • emotion, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin,
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  • when it is fully matured, brings forth death. Do not be misled,
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  • my beloved brethren. There are some people I can't even have a
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  • conversation with to help them. Sometimes when I'm walking
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  • people saying, "Just got a minute?" And I'll say, "Yeah."
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  • And they spill out a problem and I'll just say this and this. And
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  • for some of them it is like a mind-warp because I'm talking,
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  • that they wanna talk about me, me, me. And I want to talk
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  • about, what's your duty, what's your obligation, what's your
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  • purpose? Because without those, you live this unbridled life of
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  • in your emotions, how do you feel. And it is in these
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  • emotions, these times of strong feelings that sin is conceive,
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  • that ideas start there. It might be a while down the road before
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  • you walk that thing out and leave or do this. But I think if
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  • you'd understand this, it would help you to live a life
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  • thinking, that emotions are fine, just to have them and to
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  • say them and to use them and this is how I feel. No, that's
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  • sin. Let me say that again. To inflict your emotional baggage
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  • on someone else is sin. "Yeah, but she loves me." Oh, I
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  • understand that and you're really helping her develop the
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  • fruits of the Spirit, aren't you? But it's still sin, because
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  • to have fathered in your heart is wrong. Now, why am I saying
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  • that? To make you feel guilty? No. Today, I wanna show you how
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  • to have power in your life. I wanna show you how to change
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  • everything in your world. I wanna show you something so
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  • simple that you could walk right out of habitual sin. You could
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  • walk right out of a life that is up and down. We know there are
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  • many different reasons for mental illness, genetic, and
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  • hormonal, and physical diseases. But did you know that when you
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  • study whichever of the psychology and whichever of,
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  • because there's different kinds of it. It will always include
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  • the trauma of your upbringing. It will always include what you
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  • think, what you believed. It's so, they'll go hand in hand with
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  • whatever is going on with our mental health. And when you go
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  • to Deuteronomy chapter 28 when it lists the blessings of God
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  • and the cursings of God. Did you know, that in the curse where it
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  • talks about sickness and disease, it includes unhealthy
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  • in the mind. In other words, God wants you blessed. He wants all
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  • of your life whole. He wants you not just physically healthy. He
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  • wants your mind enjoying the world around you, lit up a great
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  • person to be around. Faith produces positive emotions. See,
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  • when a person has got God's Word and faith begins to rise up.
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  • Faith produces peace. It produces joy. In the middle of a
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  • storm, it produces a sense of knowing I'll see this thing
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  • through. This thing called faith that everybody thinks they
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  • understand. When you get to the biblical definition of it, a
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  • faith and a trust in God is it affects your emotions. It
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  • affects your thinking. It affects every part of your world
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  • faith produces. In 1 Peter 1:6-8, it talks there about your
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  • faith and how that trials and tribulations are gonna test it.
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  • And then it says it's gonna be, it's gonna be more precious than
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  • perishable gold. But the last line verse 8 of 1 Peter 1, if
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  • you're taking notes says that you believe in Him and you
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  • exult, and you thrill with inexpressible glorious,
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  • triumphant, heavenly joy. There's a great emotion. And it
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  • didn't say when the storm was over, in the middle of it. So
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  • the thing about being a born again believer is that the
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  • world, see, the world you have to have happenings to be happy.
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  • There's gotta be something joyful in your life to have joy.
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  • There's gotta be some end to all the disruption so I can have
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  • peace. And they look at their lives, their physical lives and
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  • until things are under control, they don't have the positive
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  • emotions. The peace, the joy, the laughter, that, you know,
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  • it's all gone while their lives a mess. But the Bible teaches us
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  • in the middle of the storm, you can smile and in confidence go
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  • on about your everyday life. In the middle of even loss, the
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  • believer is shocks the world because even heaven is there, so
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  • we never ultimately lose. There's something about God's
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  • Word and how it touches us. That we should recognize that we're
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  • different than the world. The world and all of its new age
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  • stuff and even much of psychology is trying to
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  • psychoanalyze your old man. I don't mean your dad. I mean, the
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  • old you. They're trying to resurrect him, figure him out,
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  • think through. And the Bible says that's wrong. The Bible
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  • says Jesus died so He could die. Oh, did you know that as
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  • Christians? The old man is dead. Why am I analyzing him? Why am I
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  • letting every one of his emotions and his negative ideas?
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  • Why I'm letting all this stuff rise up? John 14:27, Jesus says
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  • this, He says, "Peace I leave with you. My own peace I give
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  • you, not as the world gives do I give it to you. Don't let your
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  • hearts be troubled." He would not say that if He didn't have
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  • the ability to do it. Don't let your heart be troubled by envy.
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  • Don't let it be troubled by greed. Don't let it be troubled
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  • by anger. Don't let it be troubled by jealousy. Don't let
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  • it be troubled by anger. All of these negative emotions, they
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  • trouble your heart. They mess with your health. They mess with
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  • your head. You were never designed to live for hours, for
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  • hours in one of those negative emotions, literally days,
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  • literally weeks, literally months. There are people who've
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  • lived their entire lives and have never known peace because
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  • of how they were raised and what they believed. No wonder we have
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  • a world that is burning through meds and things just to numb the
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  • anxieties, the fears, the depressions that are -, and
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  • there's multiple reasons for them. This is not a lesson
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  • that's saying everything -, no. But we need to understand what
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  • God's Word can do for us. It goes on to say, do not let your
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  • hearts be troubled, in the Amplified, neither let them be
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  • afraid. Stop allowing yourself to be agitated, disturbed. Do
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  • not permit yourself to be fearful, intimidated, cowardly,
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  • and unsettled. That just describes every one of us in
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  • this world that we live in and we're all taught that it's just
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  • normal. No, it's not. For the believer, why have we set such a
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  • low standard? That we're like the world. I thought we got
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  • saved to come out of the world. I thought we got saved to live a
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  • life that was completely different. We choose our future
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  • by choosing our thoughts and our feelings. So we must be
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  • responsible about our thoughts and about our feelings. Isaiah
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  • 26:3 says, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is
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  • stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee." Ephesians
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  • 5:25-27, it talks there about husbands loving your wife as
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  • Christ loves the church. Then He says that He might sanctify and
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  • cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word. Sanctify
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  • means to purify from the guilt of sin. You understand that
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  • guilt is something that is good. Not shame, guilt. When you dealt
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  • with guilt properly, you ask God to forgive you. You give your
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  • life to Jesus. It changes it. If someone never feels guilty for
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  • anything they do, you got a psychopath. You got somebody who
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  • can do anything, anywhere. Listen to 2 Corinthians 7:9-10,
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  • it says, "Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but
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  • that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made
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  • sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in
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  • nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to
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  • salvation, not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world
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  • produces death." Now, it's 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, write in
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  • there emotions and think of the words of the makeup and you'll
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  • realize it, if we do not turn our lives over to Christ, there
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  • is no good way to deal with guilt other than shame comes and
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  • it's such suffering. And then what many of these doctors do,
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  • if they're doing what they know is they're dealing with that
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  • person who's not born again. They're not alive in Christ. So
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  • they've got to get rid of the guilt. The only way they know to
  • 00:20:15.260 --> 00:20:18.090
  • get rid of that, is to tell them they're normal. So whatever
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  • desires you have, whatever emotions you have. It doesn't
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  • matter which directions sexually, physically. Whatever
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  • beliefs, they try to normalize that person. And then as they
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  • normalized them, the guilt is at least subdued. But then it
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  • creates craziness in our world as everything is normal,
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  • everything is okay, everything is right. That's not what the
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  • Bible teaches. You gotta make a decision. Are you an old victim
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  • or a new creation? Are you gonna live out the old man's mess? Are
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:58.280
  • you gonna become that new creation? Let me quote of my
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  • dad's favorite verse. I don't know if he would say that, but I
  • 00:21:02.140 --> 00:21:04.270
  • heard him preached on this verse my whole life growing up. It's
  • 00:21:04.280 --> 00:21:08.130
  • so seared in my mind that I'm so excited about it. Galatians
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  • 2:20, says I've been crucified with Christ. That means killed,
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  • dead, nailed, died, last breath. "I've crucified with Christ,
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:21.070
  • it's no longer I who live, but its Christ who lives in me, and
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  • the life which I now live in the flesh, I live in the faith of
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  • the Son of God, who loved me, gave Himself for me. I do not
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  • set aside the grace of God for if righteousness comes through
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  • the law, I gotta earn it, then Christ died in vain." You need
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  • to memorize that verse and start quoting it every day. There's a
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  • life you can have that's in Christ. If you wanna keep going
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  • back and analyzing all your old man stuffs, emotions,
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:21:59.000
  • upbringings. You're lonely today. You're felling sexual
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  • today. You're feeling angry today. You're feeling envious
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  • today. You're feeling like bragging today. All these
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  • emotions that it must be exhausting being in your head.
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  • Romans 7:18 says, For I know, this is the apostle Paul listen
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  • closely, "For I know that in me that is, in my flesh nothing
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  • good dwells." Then why are we psychoanalyzing him? Why are we
  • 00:22:24.100 --> 00:22:36.270
  • navel-gazing trying to find ourselves? When you are dead
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  • with Christ and you're alive with Him. In this message I want
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  • to show you where to find peace that passes all your problems.
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  • You can have peace in the storm. I want you to find joy, when
  • 00:22:53.250 --> 00:22:58.090
  • there's nothing joyful in your life. I want you to be happy,
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  • when nothing's happening because the world's happiness comes from
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  • happenings. I want you to know peace and purpose. So that
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  • whatever goes on in this life, you're in anchor, your soul is
  • 00:23:10.240 --> 00:23:15.170
  • anchored in Him. There's a life that the Christian haven't
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  • embraced and that is the life of Christ. They're too busy
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  • psychoanalyzing themselves and going towards all the new age
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  • books and through every emotion and feeling. If I was to analyze
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  • every emotion going through my head in any given hour, I'd be a
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  • mess. Emotions come and go. The devil loves to also put in
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  • thought that creates emotion, how you interpret situations,
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  • how you judge others. All of these things keep us locked in
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  • an emotional makeup that God can't even speak to you because
  • 00:23:49.190 --> 00:23:52.280
  • your emotions speaks stronger than anything else. Let Jesus
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  • in. You're a believer. Let Him. Rise up and have the life. Let
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  • God's Word cleanse and renew your mind. Let God's Word give
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  • you new habits. Get rid of the habitual thinking that is so
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  • destroying you and enjoy the incredible mind of Christ. In
  • 00:24:12.010 --> 00:24:17.100
  • the Amplified it says, His feelings, His emotions, His
  • 00:24:17.110 --> 00:24:21.080
  • purposes, they can be yours.
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  • to the SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE, it is something that needs to be
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  • alive is something the world talks about all the time. In
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  • fact, when it talks about being spirit-filled in Ephesians 5, it
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  • says be being spirit-filled, meaning you must maintain a
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  • spirit-filled life. It's crucial. How do you do that? By
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  • praying in the Spirit, spending time with Jesus, by getting into
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  • God's Word. These are crucial to keeping yourself up aglow one of
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  • the versions say. And then to be contemporary is use your head.
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  • Make sure that everywhere you are, that there is a wisdom as
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  • would keep themselves filled with Your presence. That they
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  • Father, all around them miracles would begin to take place. In
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  • Jesus' name, amen. God bless you.
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