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Mind Games Part 2

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July 31, 2019
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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: If you want to have a mind that is at peace,
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  • I'm gonna show you. I'm gonna help you to develop a skill.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly. So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Some people are really good getting in your head. This
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  • whole world prides themselves on mind games. It's amazing how the
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  • best, you know, when you look at all these kids, we call them
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  • gamers right now. I mean, there are always different games
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  • around the planet in the computer that they're in. Gaming
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  • is so huge. But this mind game that is played has a person, an
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  • entity on this planet that is by far the best, his name is
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  • Lucifer. He's a fallen angel. He's a pro at mind games. He is
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  • amazing at getting people obsessed about things that
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  • destroy their marriages. He's a pro at getting somebody
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  • obsessed, until they're even possessed where someone will go
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  • kill. Where someone will go destroy like some world leaders
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  • that have killed 30, 40 million of their own people. People
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  • don't do that, until the mind games have been played. The BS,
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  • the belief systems have been planted. And this person has
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  • taken on a journey that justifies everything they do.
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  • The Bible has a lot to say about this, but because it's written
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  • in a language, you know, like Elizabethan is the
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  • interpretation. But we've gotta understand the language that is
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  • being used today. Satan got into Eve's head. He got into Adam's
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  • head, too. Everyone thinks it was just Eve. No, no, no. When a
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  • man stands by and just says, "Yes, dear." While she makes the
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  • biggest mistake of her life, and he joins her. There's a problem
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  • here. The mind games were going on in both heads. He's a pro at
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  • mind games. And people often don't recognize the mind games
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  • that are going on in every relationship. Everywhere,
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  • advertising, it's a mind game. It's trying to plant something
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  • in your head. The belief you need that car. You got one
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  • perfectly well, runs fine, but you need it. Like, everything's
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  • mind game. Movies, they're planting something in you. They
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  • wanna get you and grab your emotions and take you. It's all
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  • acting. It's fiction. It's made up. But you'd be, "Oh." Or
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  • wiping tears come pouring down your face as that movie is after
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  • your mind. It's playing mind games with you. It's trying, and
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  • so I know that your mind can be used in positive things as well,
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  • and that there's a way to touch people. But there's a negative
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  • side to the mind games. You play them all the time, consciously
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  • or unconsciously. There'll be people here who are really good
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  • at it. And you think because you can't get someone's head, maybe
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  • you can take your spouse on and you can just silent treatment
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  • them or say some things that hurt and just change that whole
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  • relationship and so you win. But there's no winning with mind
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  • games, because at some point even the dumbest person married
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  • to a mind game player will feel like, yuck, will just feel
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  • awful. The Bible does not tell us to stay dumb till He comes.
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  • The Bible does not teaches to be, like unaware and just, you
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  • know, a knapsack on my back and just tiptoe through life. And
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  • just, you know, read the read, pray for power. The Bible's very
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  • clear about how to control your own mind. Because if you don't,
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  • that's right, somebody else will. Someone's gonna own you.
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  • Someone's gonna take you and have you thinking a certain way.
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  • If you don't understand a biblical response, that your
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  • brain is precious, your brain's amazing, the emotions that come
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  • out, what you believed. There can be things you believed about
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  • an issue, your spouse. The things you believed that are so
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  • ingrained in you by your parents, your tragedies, your
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  • triumphs, your traumas, your beliefs. That you are literally
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  • obsessed with that thought. And you will carry that thought out
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  • through every divorce. You'll carry that thought out to every
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  • relationship. And you will try to inflect that thought on
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  • everybody else because you're obsessed with this thought and
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  • you treated as true, and it's not true. The Bible says you'll
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  • know the truth, and the truth will set you free. When we allow
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  • people or the enemy to play mind games. There's a snare that
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  • begins to happen. There's a bondage that begins to happen.
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  • There's a restrain that begins to happen. Now, many people will
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  • even think others are doing this to them. But nobody can make you
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  • feel anything that you don't accept, your feelings are your
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  • response to what goes on around you. So your belief, your BS is
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  • your belief systems and so, and we've talked about that. But the
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  • best mind game player on the planet is the devil, and he
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  • wants to hold you. He wants to snare you. He wants to keep you
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  • obsessed in a rut that keeps your thinking contain. And yet,
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  • according to the Bible, 1 Corinthians 2:16, "For who has
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  • known or understood the mind, the counsels, the purposes of
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  • the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him with knowledge. But
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  • we," Listen to this. This is amazing! "But we have the mind
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  • of Christ, the Messiah and we hold the thoughts, the feelings,
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  • the purposes of His heart." Where do we hold them? Within
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  • our spirit. Holy Spirit's within us. By virtue of numbers,
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  • there's a high percentage of people who are living out
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  • somebody else's thoughts, beliefs. People will, every
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  • relationship there'll be a struggle for control. Every
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  • marriage here you will pep play the control game as though you
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  • need to win to get what you need, to get what you desire.
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  • And so you've gotta get good at mind games as what everybody
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  • thinks. And if you don't know how to do relations biblically,
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  • you will begin this control. Whether you work through silent
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  • treatment. Whether you work through a shame. Whether you
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  • work through innuendos and sarcasm. Whether, it's just
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  • amazing what goes on in the insecure minds of people today.
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  • You go to work the people play mind games. They're trying to
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  • get in your head. They're trying to get. And the enemy has gotten
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  • into our heads. Okay? We've all been raised with things that
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  • limit us. Things we believed about ourselves. Things we
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  • believed about marriage, about sex, about anybody even attempts
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  • this like. There's just such, I don't know how to explain it.
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  • It's just, these messages so crucial to you today. Because
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  • there is a biblical way to step out of the mind games that go
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  • on, that takes place on this planet. And have a mind that
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  • begins to feel the feelings of Jesus. Have a mind, Jesus was
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  • never own by anybody. People could not guilt Him. People
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  • could not move Him off course. You could run to Him saying your
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  • friend's dying. You need to be here. And if it wasn't a part of
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  • the plan, you couldn't manipulate Him. He was, it was
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  • impossible to manipulate Jesus. He wasn't this softie, just
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  • putting out letting anybody do anything. This Man, this King of
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  • Kings but He's all human had a mind, a brain so powerful. That
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  • it wouldn't just sit there and worry, wouldn't sit there in
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  • guilt. It wouldn't sit there, you know, thinking about what
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  • people think about Him. His mind was a constant. And the Bible
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  • says we can have the mind of Christ, the thoughts of Christ,
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  • the purposes of His heart, a mind at peace. We live in a
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  • world with zippo peace. We live in a world where everybody
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  • thinks it's normal that, you know. One of the biggest
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  • addiction right now is glasses of wine in the afternoon. I was
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  • talking to addictions counselor at Alberta. And he said, you
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  • just wouldn't believe, you know the people, they have a classy
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  • little glass of wine for the afternoon. But if I had one dang
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  • bad afternoon I need two. You know, or it's actually to mellow
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  • up. They're gonna legalize marijuana. This is awesome. It's
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  • a herb. Everything's cool. You know, it's not addictive and all
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  • the good stuff. I just gonna, you know. And you don't realize
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  • that, that we're moving down this line. It's, if you want to
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  • have a mind that is at peace, I'm gonna show you. I'm gonna
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  • help you to develop a skill. It is something the Bible's very
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  • clear on. "Oh, Leon, I just pray. My mind goes free."
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  • Baloney. Okay, you might have these little quick glimpses of
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  • peace. But to walk out a mind that is in control, a mind that
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  • embraces the freedom of truth. You'll know the truth and the
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  • truth will set you free. So let's drive into some stuff. And
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  • I hope that, you know, this will help you as we, I want to talk
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  • about the word "cares" for a little bit. Now, the Bible's
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  • very clear that cares are something that destroy you. The
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  • word "cares" includes anxieties, being anxious, being moody,
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  • being worried, being fearful, focused on wrong things. I
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  • looked through the word cares in the Bible in Psalm 142:4, this
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  • is David talking and he says, "Look on the right hand the
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  • point of attack and see, for there is no man who knows me to
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  • appear for me. Refuge has failed me. I've got no place to flee,
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  • no man cares for my life or my welfare." The Psalms are
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  • interesting, mostly David at its worst. Okay? If you're happy and
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  • you read them. They can be depressing. If you're going
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  • through something and you read them, you get a sense of, "I'm
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  • there. I've been there. I am there." The enemy wants you to
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  • think that you've been cut out of the herd. Nobody cares about
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  • you. No one understands you. It's one of the most common
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  • temptations to people. The church doesn't care. My family
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  • doesn't care. Nobody cares. David is echoing this. Nobody
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  • cares! In Mark 4:19, it talks about these cares. It says,
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  • "Then the cares, the anxieties of the world. The distractions
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  • of this age, this time, the pleasures, the delight of false
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  • glamour, the deceitfulness of riches, the craving and
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  • passionate desire for other things creep in." It doesn't say
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  • rush. It says creep. It's like old underwear that just creeps
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  • up on you. It says, "Creep in and they choke and suffocate the
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  • Word, and it becomes fruitless. God's Word is so incredible, so
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  • powerful. It sets the mind free, like it set the spirit free. It
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  • begins to bring wisdom. It begins to make the human mind
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  • become aware. It gives it direction. It gives it
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  • discernment. The Word of God gives a correct belief, correct
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  • truths, and it clothes the mind and it makes it strong wherever
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  • cares, anxieties, focuses on the wrong things. Beliefs begin to
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  • come in. It's whole goal, the enemy's whole goal is to break
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  • your mind down. How does he do it? He does it with these issues
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  • of cares, anxieties, distractions. This verse is
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  • loaded with messages. When you begin to talk about, that when
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  • you get distracted off of who you are, God's calling your
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  • life. That distraction is gonna take you in places that are
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  • gonna hurt. That distraction is gonna take you places where you
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  • are literally gonna be choked out of life. You're gonna be
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  • suffocated from the very freedom that you have in Christ and your
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  • life becomes fruitless. What does fruitless mean? Well, if
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  • you got an orange grove and there ain't no fruit. It's
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  • fruitless. Your life stops bearing results. You stop
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  • sensing and feeling this progression. Life moving
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  • somewhere. Life going somewhere. And the enemy wants to put a
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  • thought in your mind that, "That's because of who you're
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  • married with, because of where you go to church, because of who
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  • your born, because of the color of your skin, the language that
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  • you speak. It's because of this." And he'll try to get you
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  • to release this initiative to change and instead hand it to
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  • somebody. If I hold you responsible to the issues in my
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  • life, I have no ability to change me because I'm giving you
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  • the credit for where I'm at. One of the greatest lies of the
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  • enemy. "Well, Leon, you don't understand." Oh, I'm not letting
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  • them off the hook for the pain, the heartache, the jerks that
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  • they are, if they are. I'm just saying your responses and your
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  • beliefs and the handing to them the control and all your future
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  • and all your focus is a huge mistake. Because the only way to
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  • change is to bring that in and say, "Jesus is truth. And I'm
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  • not gonna allow a thought, a belief, that my future is
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  • finished because of you. I'm not handing you that kind of power."
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  • But it feels good to blame someone else. Blame your spouse,
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  • blame something, blame the economy, blame the Prime
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  • Minister, blame. So, and when you do that, when you start
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  • playing the blame game, the excuses game. You walk out of an
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  • ability to change and you don't believe you can. Then you're mad
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  • at somebody. Whoever you hold accountable, you're mad at them.
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  • You begin to hate them. You begin to, literally, they become
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  • your God because they're controlling your life. They're
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  • controlling your future. Something they've done that you
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  • reacted to is now messing up your thought life. And
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  • everything you believed has consequences. In Acts 7:51, it's
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  • a stunning scripture. Jesus is speaking here, and He says to
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  • people who loved God, who knew the Bible. These were the ones
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  • who knew the Bible the best. Here's what He says to them,
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  • "You stiff-necked, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you," When He
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  • talked about private parts you know He's a little ticked. He
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  • says, "You always resist the Holy Spirit, as your fathers
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  • did, so do you." Wow, okay! Holy Spirit is always trying to bring
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  • you truth. He's always trying to bring you freedom. He's trying
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  • to guide you to light. He's trying to show you what's real
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  • and what's not. What's a castle of cards? What's a belief that's
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  • wrong? And all of us have them. And only God's Word will bring
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  • light to the very beliefs, the very motives, the very purposes,
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  • that are within us. That come from a lifetime of beliefs. That
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  • come from a lifetime of tragedies, traumas, heartaches,
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  • hurts, being belittled. And maybe teaching, maybe you've got
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  • in teaching that caused you to have these ideas, these beliefs,
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  • and you hang on to them. And Holy Spirit was trying to get
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  • through to these men who love the Bible. They love God. And
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  • Holy Spirit is trying to get them free from these beliefs
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  • that went wrong. And they were stiff neck. They were stubborn.
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  • This is the way it is. When you're in the middle of a
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  • problem, when you're in the middle of a crisis and someone
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  • tries to help you with truth. And then, "Don't you dare!" You
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  • got a problem, dude. You don't want truth. You wanna hang on to
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  • your belief. You wanna hang on to the obsession that controls
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  • you in that relationship. The obsession that controls you in
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  • some area of your life. You're allowing those beliefs in. And
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  • Holy Spirit's job is to lead you into all truth. And people can
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  • be stiff-neck against Holy Spirit, stubborn and back off.
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  • We must have a submissive heart that says, "I need help." No
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  • wonder the Bible says in James that confess your faults one to
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  • the other. Then it says, you can be prayed for and healed. You
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  • know why it says, it's not because we all should get
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  • together and just have this bury your heart moment. It's because
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  • people who think they're always right. That's a pride. That's an
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  • arrogance. Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit
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  • before a fall, is where your stiff-neck with Holy Spirit. And
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  • nobody can speak to you. Your spouse can't speak to you. No
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:09.210
  • one around you can speak. You are right, and you know you're
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  • right. This is the way it is. And you've got all these walls
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  • built up as to the reasons why you don't bear results in areas
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  • and in issues from money, to sex, to marriage, to finances,
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  • to your kids. And your stinking pride will drive everyone your
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  • kids off because you won't admit there's something that's going
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  • on in your life. This is such a mess. This is such a mind game
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  • the enemy is playing with you. Because if you wanna win, you
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  • gotta submit yourself to the teaching of Holy Spirit. You
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  • must submit yourself to the brilliance of God's Word. The
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  • Bible says submit one to the other. Why would it say that?
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  • Because you see things about me that I don't see about me. You
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  • know, my eyesight is pretty good. Peripheral vision is
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:20:02.100
  • pretty amazing. I can see my, if I look straight ahead I can see
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  • this hand to there. If I look at this hand after looking
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  • straight. I can see right about there. At the best it's 180.
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  • There's an entire world behind me. There can be a lion up
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  • behind me. There can be a guy with a knife sticking up behind
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  • me. Maybe someone to surprise birthday cake, Cora. You know,
  • 00:20:19.170 --> 00:20:22.050
  • or whatever. I would not know. I can't see. Everybody here is
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  • blind to their own faults. They're own stinky thinking. The
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  • issues that have planted themselves in your beliefs and
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  • you walk them out. The reason stiff-neck, prideful people
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  • destroy everything in their lives, is because they're
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  • destroying it and don't know it. They're destroying it and
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  • superimposing it on other people, so they don't feel like
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  • it's them at all. It's one of the, it literally is one of the
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  • greatest tricks of deception, is that you see in others the very
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  • thing that you are doing to them. The Bible says submit to
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  • God, resist the devil and he'll flee. The enemy wants everything
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  • that you think, everything that you believed. He wants you to be
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  • looking at people, blaming people. He wants you to have
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  • wrong conclusions even if you've got right questions. He wants
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  • you asking the wrong questions, so you've got wrong conclusions.
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  • He is a pro. There is no way in your humanness you are able to
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  • deal with the devil. He has been the one that tempted Eve. He
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  • tempted Adam. He's the one that mind game Nimrod. He mind game
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  • that King Ahab. He mind game Gideon. He mind game Moses. He
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  • got Mosses out of the promised land because of the bullies. You
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  • go through the Bible and you watch the mind games. The
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  • obsessive things with certain areas that caused all of these
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  • leaders in some area of their lives to be hurt and not be able
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  • to walk into freedom. And you'll realize he's a pro. His brain
  • 00:22:00.040 --> 00:22:04.090
  • has been alive for thousands of years. He's tempted everybody,
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  • all different personality types. He understands at this better
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  • than anybody. He understands psychology in the hundreds of
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  • different kinds of psychology. Some of the brilliant men and
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  • women who wrote books over the last hundred years and looks so
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  • brilliant but that mind if it wasn't washed in the water of
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  • the Word. You know, it's deeper and deeper and deeper. But
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  • there's none of it that's bringing freedom. The Bible very
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  • clearly, you know, in Philippians 4 gives us something
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  • to work on, a skill set that you must do with your thought life,
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  • to not question your thoughts is to let them run free and you
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  • think they're your own. But every thought that enters your
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  • head is not your own. You say, "Well, whose is it?" Well, if
  • 00:22:47.000 --> 00:22:48.270
  • it's your thought, who's listening? Now, the Bible
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  • teaches the enemy can shoot thoughts. He doesn't have much
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  • power. Jesus stripped him of that. All he can do is lie. He's
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  • the father of lies and he brings lies to you about you. He brings
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  • lies to you about your marriage. He brings lies to you about your
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  • health, about money, about God, about your job, about everything
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  • he can. He just wants your life to be in disarray. He wants to
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  • come to kill, steal, and destroy. And the only hope is
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  • someone who's a billion times smarter than him. Holy Spirit
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  • and He lives within you and I. Let me show you something in
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  • closing. The Holy Spirit taught us through the apostle. It's in
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  • Philippians 4:9, He's talking about rejoicing in God, having
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  • the peace of God. It says, "Finally, brethren, whatever
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  • things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are
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  • just, pure, lovely. Whatever things are of good report, if
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  • it's virtuous, praiseworthy, meditate on these things."
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