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Mind Games Part 1

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July 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: You're aware of the weaknesses, you're aware of
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  • enemies you're aware of people coming against you. You're aware
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  • of someone to abuse you, you're aware of someone setting up to
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  • take things, you're aware, but the focus. Has. To be different.
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  • Than the awareness.
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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: Today I want to talk to you about people getting into
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  • your head. Want to talk to you about mind games. Want to talk
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  • to you about obsessions. I want to talk to you about thinking, I
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  • want to talk to you about stuff that so few people know how to
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  • handle. People get funky ideas in their head and then they
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  • begin to think on it. Focus on it, then they become obsessed
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  • with it. And you've got a person whose life is totally
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  • controlled. They are literally now have a stronghold. They
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  • literally now are controlled by an outside force, an outside
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  • idea. We live in a in a culture where people pride themselves at
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  • being good at mind games. And, although it sounds trivial,
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  • although it sounds funny and like, I'm going to get better at
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  • it than you, and I'm going to get in your head, there's a
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  • master player. You know, it's fun watching the youth when you
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  • go on a Friday night, and you see all these guys talking about
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  • who they're play, they're playing against somebody around
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  • the world on this game and that game and it's all these gamers
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  • everything's about gamers, and what's funny is there's guys my
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  • age that I mean, hours upon hours, their wife is saying you
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  • know come talk to me, but he's there gaming, competing, trying
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  • to and, the best gamer for mind games is Lucifer, OK. And so
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  • we're going to unveil some stuff here in fact my goal today is to
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  • help you develop the skill of casting your care, the skill
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  • that Satan can't stand against. There's a skill that, a blessing
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  • that the Christians have and I'm calling it a skill because too
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  • many Christians just read the read Pray for power and God's
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  • going to look after it. And that's not true. The Bible's
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  • very clear study to show yourself approved under God as a
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  • workman that needed not to be ashamed and rightly divide the
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  • word of truth, buried in the Bible is the most incredible
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  • stuff. The other day I was going from some stuff on psychology
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  • and, and listening to some of the what they say are the most
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  • brilliant minds that ever wrote books on human psyche, and
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  • something that's in some of these people are studied by
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  • universities and then you read this person's life how demonized
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  • they were how evil they were how sexually messed up they were.
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  • But they had this brain that was able to dive deep and un-earth
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  • principles of the mind the subconscious the psyche that
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  • everyone is just in awe of and they think it's truth because it
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  • seems to make sense. But we have forgotten that Lucifer, this
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  • fallen angel who is the father of lies has spent thousands of
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  • years getting into people's head. He got into Adam and he
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  • got into Eve's head. He got into Adam's head too but doesn't you
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  • know that's a whole 'nother story as to why he would pick
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  • wife over God why he didn't stand strong be a man and say,
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  • all right let's talk here. Instead of just, yes dear. We
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  • live in a world where you've got to understand that for someone
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  • to go kill people, something got into their head. For someone to
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  • go wipe out a school, something is playing mind games with that
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  • head. For someone to give up a family their kids for someone to
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  • begin to destroy their own marriage with thoughts that are
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  • ridiculous, but they're so obsessed they can't seem to
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  • break free. And I'm talking about born again Christians,
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  • that they have not understood this area of the mind and so, by
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  • no means is this going to be an exhaustive teaching to them but
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  • I'm going to touch enough stuff that some of you who know the
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  • word dive in and make sure that this is an area that you become
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  • good at. We play mind games with each other. Some of us are
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  • unaware of it. Okay, marriage is all about control until you
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  • learn to change your mindset on it. Because for you to have your
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  • needs met, for you to have the things you desire and what you
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  • see in a marriage and if it's not there, and so you begin to
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  • talk and the talking goes nowhere and. And so you begin to
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  • manipulate, because manipulation gets you somewhere, and even if
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  • you get your way and you begin to get into that spouses head,
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  • and you begin to move them in the direction that you want. You
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  • think you're winning, but even the, sorry for my language, but
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  • even the dumbest spouse on the planet will eventually feel
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  • violated, they'll feel betrayed, they will feel. I'm for
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  • something's going wrong here. I don't like what I'm in the
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  • middle of. So to win is not to win. The enemy, how do you play
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  • mind games with somebody who's been around for thousands of
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  • years. The same guy that played mind games with Eve, the same
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  • guy that played mind games with Nimrod, the same guy that played
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  • mind games with Jesus. The same guy that took. And you know he's
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  • training and as a demonic force you know when you study the
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  • Bible and especially in this new testament because the old
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  • testament is so silent about daily demonic interference, you
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  • know, other than verses on his prophetic verses on his
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  • beginnings and where he comes from we have no real good
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  • examples of what it looks like daily to deal with the enemy. In
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  • the Old Testament but as soon as Jesus comes on the scene
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  • complete things change, they cry out they say things they do
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  • things. He deals with them the Apostles deal with them. And
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  • some people get so demon minded that it's just a complete waste
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  • of time that no such thing as Deliverance Ministries. That's
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  • that. That's ridiculous. Sorry. I'm trying to bring a balanced
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  • approach to a topic that I hope will help you and for every mile
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  • of truth there's two miles of ditch and you're either going to
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  • ignore him and not even know he's got you obsessed on
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  • non-truths. Got you thinking in areas that are wrong. He's got
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  • someone playing mind games with you or he is or you're on the
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  • other side you're so demon minded. And remember there's a
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  • big difference today as a human. There's a big difference on
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  • everything that I teach between aware and focus. Let's clear
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  • that up to be aware of something is important, to be aware of
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  • somebody's shortcomings, to be aware of the things that could
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  • go wrong to be aware of the weaknesses that you have to be
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  • aware of. The negative side, is crucial. Otherwise you're naive.
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  • I never want you in leadership if you're naive. Anybody can
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  • manipulate you. Anybody can play mind games with you, your own
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  • kids will take you out. So we need to be aware but not focused
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  • on it. Focus is very clear in the word, you focus on Jesus you
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  • focus on his word you're aware of all the stuff you're aware of
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  • the battles you're aware of the weaknesses you're aware of
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  • enemies you're aware of people coming against you. You're aware
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  • of someone to abuse you. You're aware of someone setting up to
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  • take things you're aware. But the focus. Has got to be
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  • different than the awareness. So you're not naïve, you're aware
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  • and focused. Always think that way as you go into the Word of
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  • God. Now, your mind when you do not know how to control your
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  • mind, your mind is easily taken over by anybody else with an
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  • agenda, or by the enemy. And so you begin to become anxious,
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  • when you cannot control your own thought processes when you
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  • cannot control your reason and your emotions. What happens is
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  • nothing goes good positively. By default you'll go negative. By
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  • default you will simply begin to allow thoughts to come in that
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  • will own you. And so the first thing I'm going to cover is in 1
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  • Peter 5: 7 - 8. It shows you how to begin to restore your mind.
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  • Oh Leon, you may you make it sound like a I don't control my
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  • mind. Going by stats, most here don't. You know, most people
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  • can't focus for 30 seconds on one thing without their mind
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  • wandering, are so out of control with their mind. To come on. I
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  • don't believe that okay. One one thousand, two one thousand,
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  • three one thousand, four one thousand, five one thousand, six
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  • one thousand. Seven one thousand, I've only done seven
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  • seconds. And you're already had how many thoughts go through.
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  • That's not just this unawareness of your own thought processes.
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  • People are unaware of where their beliefs come from. People
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  • are unaware of why they think the way they do about their
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  • spouse, why you treat the kids the way you do because a fearful
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  • belief systems etc. etc. So it says in First Peter 5:7 casting
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  • the whole of your care all your anxieties all your worries all
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  • your concerns, once and for all on him for he cares for you
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  • affectionately and he cares about you. Watchfully. All
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  • right. This is talking about a word cares. And in so many
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  • people have not understood this. It's like it's a prayer. Cast
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  • your cares. Just cast your cares on Him. People don't know how.
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  • People don't understand that that's not a prayer that's
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  • actually talking about an entire teaching set of how to have the
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  • mind of Christ, how to control your own thinking how to develop
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  • an ability through the word to literally be in control of the
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  • negative emotions, and not them controlling you, not allowing
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  • the mind games of people in your world to get into your head. Or
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  • the enemy, the master of this game the greatest gamer on the
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  • planet until Jesus. How does he do it. Head games. How do you do
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  • it. Mind games. Then it goes on to say, but be well balanced,
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  • temperate sober of mind be vigilant cautious at all times
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  • for that enemy of yours. The devil roams around like a lion
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  • roaring and fierce hunger seeking someone to seize upon
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  • and devour. Stop right there. Well when we talk what we're
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  • talking about are you talking about the devil because this is
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  • how he works. Everybody thinks the big bad devil comes in and
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  • does stuff. You know the big bad devil shoots a thought and
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  • starts the process. Nobody goes and murders someone, goes oh so
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  • they have no idea going to kill the guy. Oh no. There have been
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  • months, years of a thought process that continues to own
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  • him and obsession about how he deals with people and how he
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  • handles his anger and how he gets things out on people begins
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  • to rise up and he and the enemy knows how to feed it and bring
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  • it and feed it and, raise it up. Until he's got a tool in his
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  • hands to go do something. And not only for murder. There are
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  • people who will rise up and take on churches take on pastors take
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  • on you take on your business and stand your ones to what is with
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  • this person. When people begin to give in to the beliefs the
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  • stuff that comes at them the enemy has plans and these plans
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  • work in this way. So it says here that after you're talking
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  • about cares and anxieties and worries and concerns and all
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  • this stuff. Now it says so because the enemy is like a
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  • roaring lion. He's walking around. He's coming to break
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  • your mind down. It's the only way to get through you because
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  • your spirit is full of Holy Spirit, your body's just a suit.
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  • But your mind is making all decisions. The battlefield is
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  • the mind. The battlefield is the obsessive beliefs about things
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  • that you believe which will corrode control your entire life
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  • all your relationships how you handle money how you look at
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  • leadership what you think about what you feel you can do etc.
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  • Whether you become a manipulator whether you become a person who
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  • just does whatever they want to get ahead. And you've got all
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  • these other issues. It all comes down. To this area. Then it says
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  • withstand him in that same scripture, withstand him, who we
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  • talking about, the devil. What are we talking about, your head,
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  • the mind games. Withstand him. Be firm in the faith. Then it
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  • says against his onset, rooted, established, strong, immovable,
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  • determined, and knowing that the same identical sufferings are
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  • appointed to your brotherhood the whole body of Christians
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  • throughout the world. People take this verse and go see,
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  • suffering from God. Get into context, the suffering is the
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  • constant barrage on your head, the constant mind games that
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  • rise up. If you think that little negative voice in your
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  • head is you then who's listening? Good. A born again
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  • head is you then who's listening? Good. A born again
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  • head is you then who's listening? Good. A born again
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  • believer who has followed the teachings of Christ ought to
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  • have a mind so clear and a purpose and a focus so amazing
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  • that the enemy can't get past this phenomenal shield, this
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  • armour, and they can walk and move and sense and hear and know
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  • at a level that the planet has never seen before. It's almost
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  • like this is a god-child. The whole planet of believers. He's
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  • like this is a god-child. The whole planet of believers. He's
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  • like this is a god-child. The whole planet of believers. He's
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  • going to be at war with their thinking. But now listen to me.
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  • The whole planet of unbelievers. He's after their minds too
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  • because he has no ability to express himself and his will. So
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  • he must work through the beliefs of a country, a planet. How is
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  • it going to go this way. I feel like I should. When you get into
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  • the word Satan is not omnipresent only in one place at
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  • one time. We know he's got different levels of demons he
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  • got powers principalities et cetera. We know for the Study of
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  • the Old Testament. They even have territories that they focus
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  • on and look at. And so it says that Pergamus and then in the
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  • book of Revelation was the seat of Satan himself. There was a
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  • reason why he was in that city trying to manipulate the minds
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  • of the leaders of that time. If you're going to be the devil and
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  • the world doesn't want to believe in him the devil take a
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  • look. Some of these leaders have killed 30 million of their own
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  • people. Hello. Like, I am not embarrassed of what I believe
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  • and what the word says, you ought to see the stupidest
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  • beliefs the planet's got about all this stuff. OK so where if
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  • you're the devil. Whose mind you're going to work on. What
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  • are you going to be focused on the most powerful individuals on
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  • the planet that are shaping beliefs shaping your world.
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  • They're going to be in politics. They're going to be in money.
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  • They're going to be in Hollywood because movies are determining
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  • the entire culture of the world no matter what city I go to in
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  • the world. It's amazing. Everybody's wearing jeans dress
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  • shoes or runners, a jacket, just the style is around the planet
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  • because every city is listening. They all know who the stars are.
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  • They all understand the language of Hollywood even though it's
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  • transcribed or it's put into their language the culture of
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  • Hollywood the morals of Hollywood what they believe what
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  • they think et cetera is it is literally just sweeping the
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  • world that is why TV so important to us here at springs.
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  • You don't have a voice unless you are on a television platform
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  • speaking something and on all the other platforms that are
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  • there. This emerging generation is always emerging platforms for
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  • us to just do church services and go wisely and so into TV you
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  • know what's this issue about communities get back at church.
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  • Listen churches job is to reach the nation with every kind of
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  • thing we can. If you want to know who's seen more souls won
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  • to the kingdom and doesn't even serve Jesus Christ. I'd say Bill
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  • Gates. Computer programs, all the stuff he's designed invented
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  • that gives us access to the gospel and translating it and
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  • sending it and doing it. You know they think they're just
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  • making money and just helping people communicate. But smart
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  • churches and those who are leaders in the kingdom they
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  • don't sit around playing church and just setting up blue chairs
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  • and doing meetings. No they're after the world there after the
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  • city after the minds of emerging generations and you get all the
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  • buzz about no no no we are in a sweet spot as a church because
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  • God has given us a television channel giving us all the skill
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  • to enable people as we're rising up and taking services and tons
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  • of other stuff here. We need to recognize who would Satan go
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  • after to control their thinking, who's going to go after to begin
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  • to think them in certain directions. So there's an attack
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  • on your mind wouldn't be Satan himself he's not worried about
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  • me or you. He's got bigger things to do. But one of his
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  • cohorts. OK. There is a dark world. There is a dark side.
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  • They've got an agenda. They don't have power. Which is why
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  • it's just deception it's just lies deception lies deception.
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  • The Bible says submit to God. Resist the devil is second,
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  • submit to God. Resist the devil what does it mean to submit to
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  • God. You submit to his word. You find out truth because truth
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  • will set you free. You don't play mind games with people
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  • because it's just one empty head taking on another empty head is
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  • just one person's belief system taking on another person's
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  • belief system. It's one person with their finite brain trying
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  • to get their way with another person. Whether it's your spouse
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  • whether it's business whether it's whatever but truth when you
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  • know truth there's freedom where there's not God's truth there's
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  • no freedom. The fear of man is a snare. It keeps you controlled
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  • by whatever beliefs have taken you out and take you on. One of
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  • the most powerful things that we'll unpack later. I want to
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  • touch on it is in Philippians chapter 4 where it talks about
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  • the anxieties and the cares of this world and it says rejoice
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  • in the Lord. You know the Bible says that we can have the mind
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  • of Christ. We can have his emotions his feeling his
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  • thinking. But then in verse 9 under the inspiration of Holy
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  • Spirit the Apostle Paul breaks down the systematic way of
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  • controlling your mind. One of the principles he says finally
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  • brethren and this is about meditation, and he says
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  • whatsoever things are true. Whatever things are noble,
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  • whatever things are just and then he goes on pure, lovely. He
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  • goes on to good report virtue praiseworthy meditate on these
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  • things. Focus on these things the enemy will come in he'll
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  • attack your mind with a thought. And people who do not question
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  • their own thoughts think there's got to be truth to it. Cause I
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  • feel it. So many people think everything they sense is God.
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  • And very few people have cleaned up their mind and renewed their
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  • mind to the ability to hear God and His direction consistently,
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  • they listen to their beliefs their beliefs rise up and every
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  • situation, when a thought comes to your head the very first word
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  • that you look at is, is it true, well. I think it is we don't
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  • care what you think the, the court of law right now that's
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  • out is can you be absolutely sure what you're thinking is
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  • true. No but I think they feel that way about me. I think that
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  • that's who they are I think. And you're judging hearts, you're
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  • judging people's intentions. Do it to your spouse you will drive
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  • them away from you. Do it in your job you'll begin to
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  • disrespect the boss, begin to do it in a business relationship.
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  • And what once worked so well begins to be deteriorated
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  • because you begin to think along a certain line or someone begins
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  • to attack your thinking to control you and to get what they
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  • want out of that business relationship. And if you can't
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  • control your own mind then you take what's not true. Now if
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  • something is not absolutely proven to be true, you're not.
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  • To dwell or focus on it. He's saying don't think on it because
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  • if you do you won't be able to control your mind, your
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  • emotions, your thinking, your judgment, your ability to sense
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  • and hear and know God is you won't even do the very first
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  • step. If I don't know absolutely it's true I'm not thinking about
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  • it then I'm not focusing on it.
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