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The Great Exchange

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August 30, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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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: Just on the fringe somewhere hoping that you
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  • fit in. Jesus died for you and he took to your sin and he took
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  • your shame and he took your weakness and he took everything
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  • that holds you back when he took it on himself, he exchanged.
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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'm gonna walk through a ton of doctrine and I'm gonna
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  • give you a push towards studying this on your own. We don't
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  • believe for healing. We don't believe for prosperity. We don't
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  • believe for these things. If you want to see miracles you believe
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  • on Jesus who qualified you. You believe on Jesus who provided
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  • it. Your faith must be on Jesus, not on this rant. I'm believing
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  • God for a miracle. Why you get one? Because God said so. Okay
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  • but what if he'd say so? What? It says here whoever believes on
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  • him, Jesus, will not be ashamed. Anytime you're believing for a
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  • miracle where you have solid rock confirmation and miracles
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  • are coming your way is when you know beyond a shadow of believe
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  • this is mine and you only know that from the cross to the
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  • throne. Jesus died on the cross. The Bible says you died with
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  • him. Jesus was buried, it says you were buried with him. It
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  • says he rose again, you rose again with him. It says he is
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  • seated at the right hand of the father, you're seated with him.
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  • This teaching is something few people seem to be talking about.
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  • I go to conferences of some of the world's greatest speakers
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  • and I listen to them and see. I'm gonna say it. The lazy way
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  • to preach, if you want to preach lazy, go get in the Old
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  • Testament Bible story and add 3 points. You can do it. We're
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  • gonna talk about David killed Goliath. Deal with your fear
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  • everybody, else is shaking. Get up there and God will anoint
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  • you. It's so easy to add 3 or 4 great points to an Old Testament
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  • Bible story. But if you're gonna teach out of the epistles, the
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  • revelation for the new covenant you better know your stuff.
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  • Because here is where the greatest discovery that is the
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  • people don't get in many cases. It is in the new covenant. The
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  • old covenant was great we learn from it and I should preach as
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  • well and the odd time I will in the Old Testament but I believe
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  • that 75 percent of the messages people here should come from
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  • this new covenant. What is the agreement that God has with you
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  • and I today? Let me give you some of the things and I'm never
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  • going to get through them all. Let me give you some of the
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  • things that were exchanged in Galatians 3:14, it says Christ
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  • has redeemed us from the curse of the law, becoming a curse for
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  • us, for it's written cursed is everyone who hangs on the tree
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  • so the blessings of Abraham could come on us. Here it
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  • teaches us that Jesus got the curse so you could get the
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  • blessing. What an incredible portion of scripture. Here's
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  • another one. In Matthew 27:46 at about the ninth hour of hanging
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  • on the cross, Jesus cried out with a loud voice saying my God,
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  • my God, why have you forsaken me? What in the world is he
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  • talking about? Many preachers don't want to touch this cause
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  • they said there's no way that the son of God
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  • Jesus could become sin. Is there any other
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  • reason for God to forsake Jesus? When Jesus
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  • hung on the cross he became sin, he took our sin and while he was
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  • there, God turned his head as his wrath that was supposed to
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  • be for mankind's sin went on Jesus. When people start telling
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  • me God is judging Haiti. God is judging America. God is, and so
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  • that fire, that thunder, quit it. You don't know your
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  • Bible. God's wrath has been poured out. And it was poured
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  • out on Jesus for every sin, every sinner, for every area
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  • that needs Jesus. God is looking and it's His love. It's His
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  • acceptance. It's His forgiveness that comes to you but we don't
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  • want to stay there. We want to move on. Jesus was forsaken as a
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  • son so that we could become sons. Romans 8 says that we are
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  • the sons of God and that there's something in our spirit that
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  • bears witness with his spirit. You cannot talk to any of my
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  • kids and go yeah, you know what, yeah, you're not really Leon and
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  • Sally's daughter. You could try all you want. You could trump up
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  • things. You could do DNA tests. You can do whatever you want
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  • and you will never convince them and this is how we need to be.
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  • When you begin to realize what Jesus did. You are not Jesus
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  • daughter because you're so perfect. You are not God son
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  • because you got your life figured out you stopped your bad
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  • habits. You are not that because of what you earned. It was an
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  • exchange it was a trade off and man, did you and I come ahead in
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  • this trade off because he took our sin, sickness, disease,
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  • shame, our weakness, our timidity. He took and he
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  • exchanged something. He became, in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
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  • he was never called the son of God. You know what he was
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  • called? The son of man. He became a man that we could
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  • become sons of God. It's an exchange. You can't earn. You
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  • can't try to get it. You can't be good enough to get. It is a
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  • free gift but it comes because of this Jesus. There's a verse
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  • in the Bible that says, the slothful man goes, there's a
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  • lion in the streets. I guess I shall die. Would you want to be
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  • married to a guy that you went on a safari? And you're looking
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  • at the animals and stuff when you get out of the jeep which
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  • you're not supposed to do and you're walking along, all of a
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  • sudden, a pride of lions and he turns to you goes, a lion. I
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  • guess we will die. Well that's an amazing husband. I wanna
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  • marry that guy. Are you kidding? That's gonna be, come on. Take
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  • him on because there's something when you know your rights and
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  • privileges as where real faith is and so why can you have faith
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  • for healing? Only if you understand that at the
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  • resurrection when Jesus rose again you might know that at the
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  • cross he died for your sins but that's not enough. You see,
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  • everywhere I go listen closely. Don't be offended but what I'm
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  • about to say. So many Christians and churches are palliative care
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  • units, helping people suffer and die. Now as pastors we spent a
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  • lot of time in palliative care and I'm not cheapening it.
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  • Because some of the most meaningful conversations I've
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  • ever had took place at the bedside of some of your fathers,
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  • grandparents. Where we prayed. And palliative care's got
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  • beautiful people, nursing and doctoring to minimize the pain.
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  • And to help them. But church is not just a palliative care yet
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  • everywhere I go I'm meeting people who when they talk to me
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  • they just want to identify with people's, we're to weep with
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  • those who we, come to church we're gonna hug your neck and
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  • we're gonna help you out with all the pain. We can identify
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  • with it. You know what I want more. I want more than that.
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  • Because once we hurt and I share my hurt and you share your hurt
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  • and in its by the way that's a profound thing. Weep with those
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  • who weep is not a put on. It's someone who has the ability to
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  • look at someone's eye and say. I know. And when they understand
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  • at that level it's beautiful. Church can't be a place of
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  • tee-hee-hee or we don't understand the deep suffering
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  • and the pain that everybody here has gone through in different
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  • areas and certain places but if all we do every Sunday is have
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  • me preach on we're all painful. We're living in a cruddy world
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  • so full of heartache and let's just sing swing low sweet
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  • chariot till we all go home that's just a palliative care
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  • unit. At some point no one goes to palliative care units unless
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  • there's somebody there they love. Nobody goes there for fun.
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  • No one's going for lunch there just because. I know I'm being
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  • very blunt but I've got to get something in you to understand.
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  • Jesus said I've come that you might have life and that you
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  • might have it more abundantly in John 10:10 and that world life
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  • means zoe. It's the God kind of life and how do we get the kind
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  • of faith to do that? You've gotta know what Jesus did at the
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  • cross and his resurrection and when he ascends to the father's
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  • right hand. When someone asks me how do you know healing is
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  • yours? I can, boom, here. If you don't know this your faith is
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  • not faith. It's hope. Hope is a future tense. I'm hoping. I'm
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  • praying. We're hoping but when you know that you own something,
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  • when you know what's a part of your inheritance. When Sally's
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  • mom and dad passed away, our job was to kind of help walk
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  • everybody through and they left an inheritance. None of that
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  • family even doubted that they were there. That inheritance was
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  • theirs. As we carefully went through the inheritance, month
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  • after month, year by year and quickly divide not quickly
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  • slowly is what it took to divided up between each of the
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  • sons and the daughters. There was 4 sons. There was 4
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  • daughters nobody else qualified. I didn't qualify although they
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  • love me and I love them. There's no blood. It was these 4 sons.
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  • It was those 4 daughters. They knew they qualified and they sat
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  • at the table and they had a voice and they would call me as
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  • the person directing things because their sons and
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  • daughters. Listen to me you are sons and daughters of God.
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  • You're not just on the fringe somewhere hoping that you fit
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  • in. Jesus died for you and he took to your sin and he took
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  • your shame and he took your weakness and he took everything
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  • that holds you back when he took it on himself. He exchanged his
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  • peace, his joy, his sonship with God, his strength, his faith,
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  • his joy, there was an exchange. Now you go ahead and keep
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  • living. In your stuff. Are you can reckon that I was I died
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  • with Jesus. I was buried with him. I rose again with him and
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  • I'm seated with him. These revelations are powerful.
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  • Powerful. You know in Matthew 27:46 it is says about the ninth
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  • hours. Read it again. Jesus cried out saying my God my God
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  • why have you forsaken me? He became a human while we became
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  • children of God. When you look at Jesus. He literally Jesus
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  • experienced rejection from the father so that we could receive
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  • acceptance from the father. Jesus went my God why have you
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  • forsaken me as God turned His head because he became sin and
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  • you took your skin so that we could receive Jesus who had
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  • never committed the sin. He was righteous through and through.
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  • He exchanged his righteousness to us. If somebody has paid this
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  • great a price for you to get a life. Why would you stay in the
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  • heartache of the hurts that you've experienced? Why would
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  • you live in a palliative care unit even your loved ones won't
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  • want you staying there? When I die I promise you, I promise you
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  • the last thing I want is my kids having a party around or having
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  • a little thing around my grave yard every weekend and I want
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  • them to go get a life. I raised them to get a life. I want them
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  • to get a life. I want them to live. I want to find purpose. I
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  • want them to get up and live and be a husband and a wife. I want
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  • them to know Jesus and change this planet because I'm just
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  • watching from heaven. Don't live in a palliative care unit. Jesus
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  • was rejected so you could be accepted. When you go through
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  • the Bible I could share with you on and on the things that were
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  • traded but I want to bring you back in closing to this one
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  • verse that I started with. If you want to know so many people
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  • a lady after the second, she just stopped me with tears in
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  • her eyes she's going through so many things and she said I just
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  • need to know how can I believe? That's what I'm talking about.
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  • What do you base your faith on? Well if I was to ask that poor
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  • lady who lost her car because somebody is sitting and this is
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  • my car. How are we gonna prove whose car it is? You get me a
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  • bill of sale. Maybe the police. I don't know. Maybe a police
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  • officer can go through and find the ownership of that car and
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  • then we can print it out or put it on a thing and say owner is
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  • her. Arrest that guy for trying to steal the car. How do we know
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  • who the owner is? We've got solid proof. If you want to own
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  • feeling, if you want to own laughter, if you want to own
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  • prosperity, if you want to walk in a sense of significance and
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  • champion the cause of life, you can only have faith for that. If
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  • you know what's your right. The Bible talks about an inheritance
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  • that you and I have. We are heirs. What did we inherit?
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  • Everything that Jesus has. In fact whenever you see this word
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  • these 2 words in the King James Bible where it says in Him.
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  • That's yours. In him and when the Bible says we are the
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  • righteousness of God in Christ. Someone ask you this question
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  • earlier. What do you mean by in Christ? Well that's saying that
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  • we are righteous in Christ. He provided the righteousness.
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  • There's an exchange. I'm not righteous because I got my life
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  • figured out and I'm holier than you and better than you and less
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  • problems. Righteousness is not perfection. Righteousness is in
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  • nature. That's within you because Jesus died and that old
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  • sin nature is gone. Now renew your mind because it's been
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  • trained in sin and deal with your body because it's been
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  • trained to get what it wants but the power of God in your spirit
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  • will cause you, you know Sal and I were talking one time about
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  • this culture that we always share and Zachary shared it
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  • today that love, accept, forgive but you know the Jesus will
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  • always love you. Jesus will always accept you and if you ask
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  • Jesus will forgive you. But here's the thing. If you stay at
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  • love, acceptance and forgiveness, nobody else is
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  • going to like you. Can you imagine girls, you marrying some
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  • guy and he just says baby the culture of our marriage is gonna
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  • be love, acceptance and forgiveness. I love you, too,
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  • honey. Okay, I forgive you but he doesn't change ever. Ever.
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  • Every problem, every failure is you got to love me, baby. You
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  • just got accept me. This is me, come on, babe and yet just
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  • forgive me. How long? First 6 months? First 6 years? First 6
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  • decades. When's it gonna come? So what's beautiful is it you
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  • don't stop at the cross. Keep going, there's a resurrection
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  • and at the resurrection there's resurrection life that you get
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  • but you got to know this and so I'm challenging you. Some you
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  • mature Christians think you know the Bible. Some you baby
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  • Christians need to know this. This is the foundation for great
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  • faith. It is here from the cross in these 3 days were Jesus died,
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  • buried, went to hell, rose again. Says he went to heaven
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  • and his blood actually even changed the instruments of
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  • worship. I don't understand some of these things but in those 3
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  • days everything changed to such a degree. The prophets of old
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  • looked ahead at the time of Jesus and realize what we would
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  • have because of Jesus. It makes you love him that my kids are
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  • guaranteed healing, that my children can know the protection
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  • of God. It's a part of the promises. Jesus' life was taken
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  • early in exchange for a long life that he gives you. I mean,
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  • Jesus didn't just die one death. Okay. I'll give you a couple of
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  • thoughts to think about and he didn't. It's that Jesus died
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  • deaths, plural. You the word death means separation. The word
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  • death does not mean to cease to exist. When you die physically
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  • you are simply separated from your body. Okay, you're still
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  • very much alive but you're separated from your body. When
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  • you die spiritually it doesn't mean your spirit ceases to
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  • exist. It means you're separated from God. Death is separation.
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  • And so when Jesus became sin he was separated because God can't
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  • have sin. He can't partake of sin. Jesus took our sin. And
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  • then his physical body died, he died physically. I'm gonna weave
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  • this into some more of our messages because herein lies
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  • your ability to kind of go, I want to play that the Clint
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  • Eastwood music. I can't even, we're also in the doom. You see
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  • this guy walking down. There is this strength you know whenever
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  • I watch these western movies, they got a certain music to
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  • play. John Wayne, Clint Eastwood is on the street you know they
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  • ain't gonna lose. The music is playing in the background you
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  • know I mean? Like when you read the scriptures. And you begin to
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  • find out who you are it's no longer I'm hoping and praying.
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  • It's my inheritance and God is telling me fight the good fight
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  • of faith that means you know you own it. You know because Jesus
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  • qualified you. Jesus took your failure. You don't qualify for
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  • your miracle but that's what he'll attack. How many people
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  • are in the hospitals where you know they're believing God for a
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  • miracle and then we'll see why do you think this is happening
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  • to me? I go, what? Because you're living in a fallen world
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  • full of viruses, bacteria, sicknesses and diseases, because
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  • of Adam. Yeah but how, forget that. You have an inheritance
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  • from Jesus, that inheritance is the life of Jesus which includes
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  • every promise in the Bible that he qualified you for. Now let's
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  • get focused on this. You begin to focus on this. Some man, I'm
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  • telling you something will change inside of you. You'll
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  • become this, you know, everyone thinks Jesus looks like a little
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  • cute baby and I love babies. I'm a grandpa. Sal and I are so in
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  • love with our grand kids but Jesus is not a cute little baby
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  • with his thumb in his mouth, sucking in a cradle. Jesus is
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  • not some long haired hippie at 30 years of age in a dress
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  • walking down the street going peace, love you all. Okay,
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  • that's what, the baby is what he looked like when he was born.
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  • That 30 year old man with a long brown hair and that look like is
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  • when he was a Jew but right now what does he look like? Go to
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  • Revelation 1 and 2 you'll find a man of war. His body is like
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  • bronze armor, his hair is like white like wool, his eyes are
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  • like fire and out of his mouth is a double edged sword. All
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  • it's showing you is that he is the king of all kings. He is the
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  • lord of all lords and he became human being, the son of man and
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  • he died on the cross to exchange with you all weakness, all
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  • patheticness, all hurt, shame, heartache, brokenness, timidity,
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  • whatever it is. You don't have to do it on your own strength.
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  • He exchanged it. In the second service today, I shared 6 other
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  • things that were exchanged. Because Jesus took your place.
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  • Today I want to just challenge you. There is an inheritance of
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  • how you live. That is yours but to walk in it, anchor your
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  • faith. From the cross to the throne, know what he did and
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  • don't what Christians talk you out of it. I was chatting with a
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  • scholar quote unquote who's got knows all these languages and he
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  • says you know Leon I just go to talk with you. I have to
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  • disagree with your with your television message. I was at a
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  • studio somewhere so you know the cessation of all miracles took
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  • place and he starts quoting all these verses that he kind of
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  • twisted and I listened to him, listened to him, listened to
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  • him. Okay, bro, just stop there. You know I don't know what to
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  • tell you because like I can't even count the number of
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  • miracles that I've seen and most of them with before and after
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  • doctors' tests, x-rays, blood tests. What do I say? Well what
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  • are you gonna say that? Now, the scripture you and I disagree on
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  • but what do I do when the doctor told me we don't understand why
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  • the growth not there? It was there before. We don't
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  • understand and we have a whole church every Sunday someone gets
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  • up and reads miracles like Zach was reading today. I mean
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  • incredible phenomenal miracles what are we gonna say you can't
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  • convince me with doctrine that miracles don't happen because
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  • everybody in my church has had a few at least in some what's.
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  • Hello. The greatest miracle ever was the exchange that Jesus did
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  • Hello. The greatest miracle ever was the exchange that Jesus did
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  • Hello. The greatest miracle ever was the exchange that Jesus did
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  • with you. Where he exchanged everything hurtful, negative and
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  • weak. He exchanged and in your spirit you aren't going to have
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  • if you're giving your life to Christ in your spirit is the
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  • energy, is the strength, is the healing. In fact, let me put it
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  • this way. God knows the future and He knows which diseases will
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  • push at you, which traumas will try to happen to you, which
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  • things we try to cut your life short, which mental illnesses
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  • will try to harass your mind, which people will try to stab
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  • you in the back and take you out. He already knows all that.
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  • And did you know every one of those things He's provided a way
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  • of escape or put it this way He's provided a way to escape
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  • the control of that thing and walk in the victory of it? He's
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  • giving you a way to walk and help and He's freely giving you
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  • all things Peter says. So when people say, well, Leon, why
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  • didn't Jesus heal me? I know we don't know the cross of the
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  • throne. Leon, why is He prospering them he's not
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  • prospering me? I know they don't understand the cross to the
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  • throne. They'll say, Leon, why am I struggling with this? I've
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  • been believing God and nothing has happened? I said it's okay
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  • let me deepen your believing by showing you the cross to the
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  • throne where the exchange took place not just one. This great
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  • exchange as a multiplicity of things that were included as the
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  • presence of Jesus came into your spirit and he took that nature.
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  • [Segment Music]
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Self-centeredness is so prominent in today's
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  • world. The good news is you are a brand-new creation and don't
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  • have to be held hostage to your old nature. If you really want
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  • to live in peace and see it permeate every area of your
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  • life, it's time to get over yourself and love like Jesus. Do
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  • you realize that peace will never come from an external
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  • source in your life? It can only come from your inner-man. Quit
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  • blaming others and become an expert peacemaker. The Bible
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  • shows us that Jesus was all about peace. When we follow His
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  • example, we can learn to love people even with their
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  • imperfections. Take a brand-new look at scripture and access His
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  • peace. Master the heart attitude of forgiveness. Learn to speak
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  • boldly, but always from a place of love. And finally, take back
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  • the relationships and years of strife that Satan has
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  • stolen from you.
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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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