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The Greatest Miracle

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October 7, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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The Greatest Miracle

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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: This miracle working power will not begin to
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  • manifest itself in your life until you grow in faith. But
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  • faith according to Romans 10:17, faith cometh by hearing and
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  • understanding the Word.
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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.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Jesus did a lot of miracles, a ton of miracles. He
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  • raised the dead. Would that be the greatest miracle? Well, that
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  • shocks a lot of people. There's not too many of those miracles
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  • happened today. Well, He walked on water. Now, we've never seen
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  • that miracle today. We hear some people talked about it. I mean,
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  • what was the greatest miracle that Jesus did? And you gotta
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  • examine all the physical miracles. But when you begin to
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  • look at the Bible as a whole, the greatest miracle that ever
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  • took place that Jesus did was the great exchanged. Where He
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  • became sin, so you could become righteous. Where He became poor,
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  • so you could be rich. Where He became exorsed from the presence
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  • of God, so you could be accepted in the presence of God. Where he
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  • lost his Sonship there. Where He will -, Well, put it this way.
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  • He became a Son of Man, so you could become a son of God. This
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  • exchanged that took place so few Christians walked a lot of it
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  • out and so they don't see a regular passion and excitement
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  • and a growth. They don't understand the nine strengths
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  • that Holy Spirit brings into your life. So that literally,
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  • you can just rely upon these nine strengths and they come to
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  • you like a fruit growing in your life. So many believers don't
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  • move on and understand all the nine gifts of the Spirit that
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  • bring this powerful flow that they don't move on into these
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  • things. Christians so often want to be spoon-fed and they don't
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  • wanna dig deep. I have actually had people tell me a lot of
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  • times and they'll say to you, "Pastor, you know, could you
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  • tell me a little bit about this." And I'll say, "Yes!
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  • Here's a couple of things but let me tell you, a couple of
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  • really great authors is this person and this person change
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  • your life." Ah, yeah. Ah, you know, I'd rather you read it and
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  • just teach on it. And it kind of shocks me because nobody is born
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  • with a skill. They developed the skill. Reading is a skill.
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  • Learning is a skill. Focusing and getting the Word on the
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  • inside of you, is a skill. And God's Word is so gorgeous, so
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  • beautiful. It changes everything in your life. The greatest
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  • miracle that ever took place was this great exchanged. When you
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  • look at the life of Jesus, I laughed when I hear people on TV
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  • debating the Bible because they don't know it from a hole in the
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  • ground. The know the historical Jesus. They'll tell you where He
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  • lived. They can even bring it down to when Christmas is, a
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  • close to where He was probably born, the very year that He came
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  • on the scene. We have other documents that the Romans wrote
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  • about Jesus. It's impossible to deny Jesus. The greatest lawyers
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  • have picked up, did He resurrect from the dead? And with all the
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  • laws of evidence that are used in our court systems today, it
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  • is impossible to say He didn't when you have hundreds of people
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  • that watched Him and handled Him after His death. I mean, the
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  • list goes on. The historical Jesus is pretty amazing. But the
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  • greatest miracle takes place from the incident of the cross
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  • where He died to the throne that He ascended to. Herein lies the
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  • revelation. You know, the Bible even teaches us that to be saved
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  • you need to look in Romans chapter 10 where it talks about
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  • you must believe in your heart that Jesus rose from the dead.
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  • So many people they just look at the cross and they go, "Well,
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  • I'm forgiven. He died for my sins. I'm making heaven." Okay,
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  • that's cool. And so many Christians stop there. You know,
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  • and as I teach in different denominations. You know, I had
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  • the honor the other day of speaking for The Church of God.
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  • And every two years they bring the pastors from all over the
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  • world in all the countries. The message of Jesus to come in and
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  • teach us. We want you and the general supers intended of the
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  • whole movement. I want you to teach us Spirit Contemporary.
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  • And so I begin to unpack all these pastors and so many of
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  • them are doctorates and this and what a joy to just take God's
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  • Word and begin to unpack it where they know the Word so
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  • good, you don't have to keep clarify things. You know what I
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  • mean? You could just say it and go bam, bam, bam, bam, and begin
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  • to just teach. And the very thing I went for was what Holy
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  • Spirit does in our lives today. That we just tend to think,
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  • "Well, you know, LAF, you know, God accepts whosoever." And it's
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  • a beautiful thing. But if you don't begin to learn that the
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  • revelation that Paul got speaking to Jesus himself. Peter
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  • goes, "It is go great. It's hard to understand." And when you
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  • study the epistles and how God taught Paul all from the Old
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  • Testament verses. And what He taught him was that Jesus the
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  • Son of God, the Messiah was gonna come. And when He came,
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  • everything would change. Today, if you do not read the Bible
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  • with Jesus in mind. You will not understand the Bible. If you do
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  • not study the Bible, understanding from the cross to
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  • the throne, that Jesus died for you. He was buried for you. That
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  • He rose again for you. That He seated at the righthand of the
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  • Father for you. He's literally our representative but then at
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  • the same time He exchanged all these things where you died with
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  • Him. Where you were buried with Him. Where you rose again with
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  • Him. And you're seated at the righthand of the Father with
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  • Him. People stopped at the cross. In fact, and it talks
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  • about the message of the cross is where the power of God is for
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  • Christians. But when it says that, it's talking about this
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  • entire revelation of from the cross to the throne. When you do
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  • not understand the resurrection, you're forgiven but you're still
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  • stuck in your old nature. That's how you believed. But when you
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  • understand the resurrection, and you begin to recognize that the
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  • cross is beautiful but don't stop there, move on and
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  • recognize the old nature that you had was buried forever and
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  • that you rose again triumphant. You rose again with the presence
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  • of God on the inside of your spirit and it's sealed in your
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  • spirit. And as you begin to study the Word, you're gonna
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  • discover that even when you make mistakes and you sin, and the
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  • word sin with most uses hamartia in the Bible. And it means
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  • missing the mark for the price of God's best in your life.
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  • Don't stop here where you are, for those who have learned and
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  • grown in the Word to a certain degree, let me just say, the
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  • miraculous that impacts your life, you, your marriage, your
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  • relationships, generations, so that goes from your kids to your
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  • grandkids. This miracle working power will not begin to manifest
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  • itself in your life until you grow in faith. But faith
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  • according to Romans 10:17, faith cometh by hearing and
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  • understanding the Word. So we just stay. We gotta go deeper.
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  • So I got all these friends. We're getting all these degrees
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  • and doctorates and Hebrew and Greek. And I say, "Well, good
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  • for you." But why would you spend years when you can just,
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  • and I don't know some of here, too. I mean, there's some great
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  • people there. But when it comes to pastors they can learn all
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  • this stuff and I'll still sit down with people and say, "Do
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  • you understand the cross to the throne?" Well, you know, not
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  • really. It's kind of nebulous. It is, and it isn't. As you
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  • begin to get into God's Word. And it begins to show you that
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  • the greatest exchange that ever took place was between Jesus and
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  • you and I. Salvation is about an exchange. In John 10 it tells us
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  • that He came that we might have life and have it abundantly. Are
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  • you having abundant life in every area of your life? When I
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  • bring this up people will tell me, "You know, you can't have
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  • your cake and eat it, too. I told you." When you believe
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  • that, you allow the enemy to come in through your beliefs.
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  • And so many of you will go, "Well, it's okay over here. I
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  • guess it's not quite where I wanted it. I need to learn to be
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  • content." The Bible is saying, "Fight!" Not devils, not God.
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  • To stay in faith, to grow in faith. Timothy brings that out.
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  • Fight the good fight of faith. Grow. Get your mind in God's
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  • Word. The Word of God has this incredible ability. You know,
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  • you say, "What's the truth of that elephant? One guy is at the
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  • front, one guy is at the back." You know, what is that elephant?
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  • Well, that's just an appearance. One guy says, "This is my
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  • truth." The other guy says, "Oh, this is my truth." And that's
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  • where people are going because the feel like, you know, we both
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  • sat through that storm. What's your truth? Well, my truth was
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  • the lightning flashing. The other guy says, "Man, when it
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  • starts to rain, I love sitting in the gazebo with the screen on
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  • there because I love the sound of rain. I love the lightning. I
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  • could just sit there and read the book for hours." So, well,
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  • that's your truth and this is your truth. I understand where
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  • you're coming from when you give a perception. But listen to me,
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  • there is a truth. God's truth. This truth is the principles
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  • that run the physical realm. The principles that run the mental
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  • realm. The principles that run the spirit realm. And if you
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  • don't learn these principles and you don't learn the truth, it's
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  • the truth that will set you free and you will know the truth. In
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  • John 8:32, and the truth will set you free. There are people
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  • in this room right now and by just stuff that we've taken over
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  • the years of polling, we know the majority feel stuck and
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  • you're looking for some new teaching. Some kind of new thing
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  • that's gonna break you through. You know, of all the places I've
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  • gone I have not experienced too many breakthroughs where all of
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  • a sudden, things happened. I've just done incremental growth. I
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  • just keep growing me, growing my team, growing the church. And
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  • then we move the thing out and start going to other language,
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  • going to television. We're broadening the baseline always
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  • reaching out. And this thing about breakthrough. And so you
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  • gotta be careful sitting around waiting for your ship to come
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  • in, whatever is that next level. You'll be old and gray, and
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  • you'll still be at the wrong dock because it's not just the
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  • ship coming to you. It's you going into God's Word and seeing
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  • clearer who you are. You don't have to work. It's not works, as
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  • in I have to earn it. But faith is an awareness. And I just
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  • wanna challenge you today. That you need to understand what took
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  • place. If there's some place you need to study as mature
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  • believers. If there's some place that you need to study as young
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  • believers. It's what took place from the cross to the throne.
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  • When He died on the cross, where did He go for three days? Where
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  • was He for three days? Oh, this is a huge argument. Did He
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  • become sin? There's a whole group of people, scholars who
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  • go, "Don't you ever say the Son of God could become sin." I
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  • didn't. The Bible says He became sin. Then He said, "My God, my
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  • God, why have You forsaken Me?" And if He took the sin of the
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  • world and He became sin. What happened for those three days? I
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  • mean, you start talking about how He suffered in our place. He
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  • went to Hell in our place. He arose again and talks of Him
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  • going to heaven and purifying the instrument of worship in
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  • heaven. Like when you begin to unpack this, it's this
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  • incredible teaching that most backed away from and they'd like
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  • to just stay at LAF. God loves me. God accepts me. God forgives
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  • me. He loves me the way I am and all my messes. He accepts me the
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  • way I am with all my messes. But you know what, I get tired of
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  • not changing and growing. Kids are so lit up. When you see a
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  • six-year-old and a seven-year-old. Yeeha! I'm awake
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  • now. And their learning nonstop. What's that mean pops? And how
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  • come this? And what's that? And why did this? Why? Why? Why?
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  • Why? Why? Why? Why? Nonstop all you new parents and grand. It's
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  • why, why, why, and their little mind is just hungry. And as long
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  • as they're learning, there's this passion and there's this
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  • excitement. And then, we get to be older and none of us wants to
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  • show our ignorance so we smile and nod. Good one. Yeah, so
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  • good. Yeah. And then we've left behind the fact that it will
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  • take God forever just to show you His incredible brilliance
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  • and all that could happen in your life. You know, in 1 John
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  • 4:17, it says, "Herein is our love made perfect, that we might
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  • have boldness in the day of judgment because as He is,
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  • Jesus, so are we in this world." When you think of LAF and you
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  • stay there, you don't realize the very sin that's destroying
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  • your life that Jesus and His church just love you and accept
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  • you for, okay? That very sin is destroying you. And so why don't
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  • you move from just being accepted and loved the way you
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  • are, to now understanding the power of the gospel for you.
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  • That you can beat any temptation with the Spirit of Christ on the
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  • inside of you. That you can develop and walk in such power.
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  • That you can change other people's lives. Did you know,
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  • the destiny that God has for you will never be fulfilled if you
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  • just focused on your own flesh reasoning and mind. The
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  • incredible things that are ahead of you were designed by God as
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  • you work with Holy Spirit. You and Holy Spirit can do
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  • incredible things. But you'll have to learn to rely upon Him.
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  • You'll have to learn to get into His Word, Jesus. The whole
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  • message is Jesus. You know, as I study some of the great men of
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  • old. I consider my dad one of them. I had the joy of being
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  • raised by a guy, a pastor, who my entire life and until I came
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  • here to be the senior pastor. He was the only pastor, him and
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  • mom, that I had. And to watch this relationship, he didn't
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  • just know a bunch of principles. He had a relationship with
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  • Jesus. And now, I watch all these young pastors around the
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  • world rising up as leaders. That, you know, we get to a
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  • conference and they wanna know, "How do you do this? How do you
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  • do that? What's your simulation process? What was your system
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  • structure? How did you raise the money?" They wanna know all
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  • these things. And so in the Q&A, I sit and answer questions and
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  • then I'll say, "You're all asking the wrong questions. I
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  • have found multiple ways to assimilate people and others are
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  • doing it better than me. I have found multiple ways to put in
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  • structures and systems and others do it better than me. I
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  • have found multiple ways to raise finances and go do what
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  • God has called you to do and they would do it better than
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  • me." Like systems and structures are important to learn from a
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  • managerial perspective. But it is up in this level of knowing
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  • Jesus. And He said, "My sheep they know the structures and the
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  • system to get the job done." He said, "My sheep they know my
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  • voice and they follow me. And another voice they do not
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  • follow." And I think this is at the core. If you're gonna have a
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  • relationship with Jesus, then this relationship continues to
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  • grow. It's not about who knows the most structures, who knows
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  • the most systems. What I try to help people is to understand
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  • that I'm not the most brilliant at systems and structures. I'm
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  • not the most brilliant at teaching in this. I'm not the
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  • wise in this. But I know somebody who is and this
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  • relationship with Him, it gives me my self-worth. It's where I
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  • draw my joy from. This relationship is my purpose, my
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  • meaning. It's the patience. It's the strength, the law. It's this
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  • relationship with Jesus, getting to know Him. The apostle Paul, I
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  • mean, because of the revelation and the books that Jesus wanted
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  • him to write, he had an understanding and talking with
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  • Jesus. But at the end of His life he still went, "Oh, that I
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  • could know Him." It's in knowing Him. It's a relationship. It's
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  • not just systems and structures. Now, don't get me wrong. I love
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  • the kind, if you wanna call it the business side, the
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  • managerial side. Because I recognize that if, you know, if
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  • you can get a 500 hundred people out to your church, you can get
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  • another 500 as long as you look after the babies, park the cars,
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  • finance the buildings, management and all that is a
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  • crucial part of everything that we do. But it's not the start.
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  • It's this relationship with Jesus. And as you begin to study
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  • Jesus, you understand the great exchange. That Jesus got our
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  • sins, we got His righteousness. That Jesus got our sin nature,
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  • we got His divine nature. That Jesus received our name Son of
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  • Man, so that we could use the name Jesus as an attorney
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  • because we're children of God. Jesus gets our sickness and
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  • disease and we get His health and life. Jesus gets our
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  • poverty, we get His prosperity. You know, that Jesus got the
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  • curse of the law, we get the blessings of Abraham. That Jesus
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  • was forsaken as a Son, we become sons. When you begin to see what
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  • Jesus has done, He experienced rejection from Father's
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  • presence, so we can have fellowship with God's presence.
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  • This thing about Jesus, knowing Him, and then loving God's Word.
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  • I just wanna challenge you to please my time is up but don't
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  • stop where you are. Don't stop where you are. You've plateaued.
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  • You're working what you know. But get to know Jesus. Once you
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  • begin to look at from the cross -, You know, years ago when I
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  • study the cross to the throne and I began to go through the
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  • Old Testament and the New Testament, of the epistles, and
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  • the minor prophets and realized what Jesus did for me. All of a
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  • sudden, I started falling in love with Him. I would watch my
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  • dad and he would, "Don't you just love Jesus?" And I go, "I
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  • guess. What is that mean? Is it a tingle in the back of your
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  • neck? Is it a kind of -, what do you mean?" Because he had this
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  • love for Jesus that was just, it was just captivating. And I had
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  • a love for the Word, but I was all into systems and structures
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  • and gifts and all the things that I can do and leadership and
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  • management which is a part of what God's called me to do. And
  • 00:20:20.140 --> 00:20:23.220
  • but every one of us, none of us are gifted at building a
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  • relationship. There we each must learn for our self. Okay? My
  • 00:20:28.190 --> 00:20:34.040
  • marriage, my family, my kids. Everyone thinks that the gift
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  • that God place within me to lead His churches, a television
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  • station. That the giftedness that He gave me and the skills
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  • that we've done that I could use it on my family. Are you kidding
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  • me? When I go home, Sally doesn't bow at the waist and
  • 00:20:48.100 --> 00:20:52.010
  • say, "The most honorable bishop has entered the house." My kids
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  • don't just kiss the ring and go, "Yes, father dearest most
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  • anointed man of God. We will obey you." There is none of
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  • that, okay. My home is a real place where we had to build
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  • relationship in our marriage. We built relationship with each of
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  • our kids, each of our sons-in-law, daughter-in-law
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  • because it's the relationship that makes everything work well.
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  • The rest you can figure out. If you love someone and you work
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  • with someone, you can design systems and you can put in
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  • structures and principles and all that but it's the
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  • relationship. Where's your relationship with Jesus? And I
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  • wanna challenge you. If you've gotten too works focus. If today
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  • you say, "Well, what do I need to do Leon to get to that next
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  • level?" Maybe it's not what you need to do as much as pursued
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  • Jesus and have that friendship. And then as you do that, you'll
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  • find that like John 8:32 says, and you will know the truth, and
  • 00:21:49.070 --> 00:21:55.030
  • the truth will bring freedom from wherever you're stuck. If
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  • your marriage is stuck. If your relationship with God is stuck.
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  • If you're not stuck in business, you're stuck -, You just don't
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  • sense that the things God called you to are manifesting in your
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  • life. You feel stuck. It's the truth that sets you free.
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  • The truth of Jesus that sets you free.
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  • Because as you begin to look to Jesus as the
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  • author and the finisher of your faith. Many of you are believing
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  • God for things and you started a journey of miracles. Maybe it's
  • 00:22:19.030 --> 00:22:22.100
  • your marriage. Maybe it's a healing. Maybe it's finances.
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  • But He's the author and the finisher. You know, there's so
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  • many people who are unfinished. Many of them are the leaders in
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  • the Old Testament and in the New, never finished their job.
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  • Joshua who was supposed to go in the promised land. Moses didn't
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  • finish his job and he died outside of the promised land.
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  • Then along comes Joshua and he's supposed to take the children of
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  • Israel into the promised land. And here they are supposed to
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  • take mountain after mountain. And just study the Bible, he
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  • didn't finish his job. As you go into many of the leaders in the
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  • Old Testament, you know, like Saul. He was an amazing anointed
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  • man. He didn't finish his job, lost it. And then, as you go to
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  • David. And you just see, we have Jesus inside of us His presence,
  • 00:22:54.280 --> 00:22:59.130
  • His Spirit. You don't have to plateau. You don't have to get
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  • stuck somewhere because it's not up to you. It's Jesus. He
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  • qualifies you. This great exchange, His presence, His
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  • power, His love, His Sonship, His access to the throne of God.
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  • All of these beautiful things and there's tons more that I
  • 00:23:15.290 --> 00:23:18.280
  • could list were all provided for you and qualified
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  • for you by Jesus.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: God calls you favoured, healed, and
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  • courageous. Many believers know God's promises but
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  • struggle to see them at work in their lives.
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  • from the inside out. You too can learn to walk in the miraculous,
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  • -LEON: An interesting part of the gospel is how valuable you
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  • are to God. The enemy continually will harass your
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  • thinking and it will always be like you're not enough, or
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  • you're too bad, or you're too negative, or you're too flawed,
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  • or there's something missing in you, or no one really
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  • understands at the very core that you're missing something.
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  • Whichever way the enemy does it, he will try to tempt you to
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  • believe that you're not enough. But you gotta understand that
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  • when you give your life to Jesus Christ, and He comes in, that He
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  • is flowing through you, living through you, and there is
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  • nothing that you can't do. Recognize how valuable you are
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  • to God. That you are enough because Jesus is within you and
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  • you and He can do all things. That's why it says, you can do
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  • all things through Christ who strengthens you. You can't do
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  • all things on your own. But with Jesus on the inside of you,
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  • there is a completeness about you. Rise up. Believe and keep
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  • going especially in the directions that have shut you
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  • down for far too long. Father, I pray blessing upon them right
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  • now. Let there be an aha moment, an epiphany. That they will
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  • understand that with Jesus on the inside of them. That Father,
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  • they are valuable, they are enough, and there's nothing that
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  • will stop them. They are all they need to be with You.
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  • I pray this in your wonderful name, amen.
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