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The Power of Jesus

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December 9, 2020
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Leon Fontaine is showing people across the earth how to unleash the miraculous in their everyday lives and take Jesus to their families; friends; and communities.

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The Power of Jesus

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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: The teaching ofthe Bible is one that Jesus is
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  • the King of Kings, and the Lordof Lords. And that we belong
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  • to that kingdom.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays 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 biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective in sharingJesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus, and
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  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour 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: There's an incredibleverse about Christmas. In Isaiah
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  • 9, that I want to read you, andI'm going to unpack it a little
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  • bit and teach from it, becauseit is so mind-blowing, and it
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  • is, so not what Christianity is.We've missed it somehow. And so
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  • I want to use this portion ofscripture to maybe help you,
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  • help us, kind of get back oncourse, as to why Christmas is
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  • so important, and this Jesusthat Christians around the world
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  • celebrate, and serve. It justbrings out something I think we
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  • need to look at. So, here we go.Isaiah 9:6-7, "For a child will
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  • be born to us, a son will begiven to us; and the government
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  • will rest on His shoulders; andHis name will be called
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  • Wonderful Counsellor, MightyGod, Eternal Father, Prince of
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  • Peace. There will be no end tothe increase of His government
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  • or of peace, on the throne ofDavid and over his kingdom, to
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  • establish it, to uphold it withjustice and righteousness. From
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  • then on and forevermore. Thezeal of the Lord of hosts will
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  • accomplish this." I loveChristmas, for those of you who
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  • have been around I mean, fromour house to churches, I mean, I
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  • just love Christmas. I love allthe Christmas stories, fables,
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  • someone nailed me one time saidwhat's all about Jesus. What's
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  • Santa, the Grinch, andeverything else. And so I waxed
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  • eloquent, and is said, well,even Jesus made up stories. He
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  • did? I said yeah, they're calledparables. And the purpose of a
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  • parable was to tell a story thatwasn't, didn't happen, it was a
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  • made-up story to make a point. Isaid, so, what's your big issue?
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  • With all this fairytales andstuff. Most societies use fairy
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  • tales to teach points. Don'tlie, good will always win, and
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  • so I said as long as you realizeJesus is the reason for the
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  • season, I have no problem withall the rest of this stuff.
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  • Relax, stop being so religiousand judgmental. We're
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  • celebrating Jesus, but we canhave all the other fun and not
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  • be someone that people seecoming to work going ooh don't
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  • talk to this guy. But, Jesus. Ababy. A lot of people don't get
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  • past the baby. Now, I lovebabies. Anyone hangs around me,
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  • I mean, Sally and I had fivekids. She would have had more,
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  • and maybe we should have, Idon't know. Now we've got grand,
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  • and there's something about thisbaby when you pick him up, with
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  • little toothless smile, theselittle chubby cheeks, and you
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  • get to kiss him on both cheeks,and then they hit about five or
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  • six months where they actuallycuddle you and they hang on to
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  • you. I mean, I could go, I lovebabies. But, that's as far as
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  • some people see Jesus. Is thiscute baby. And, they'll read
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  • this verse, the government willrest on His shoulders, how many
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  • times have you heard that verseread? It's read all the time
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  • everywhere, the Christmas story,and I love it. I love the fact
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  • that Jesus is a gift to us. ButI want to show you something
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  • here that actually is reallyinspired me even more this
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  • season as I was meditating onthis portion of scripture. It's
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  • talking about a child beingborn. And it says, the
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  • government will rest on Hisshoulders. Now the word
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  • government isn't the onegovernment that you and I think
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  • of. Because, here in Canada,when we think government, we
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  • think democracy. Who are wegoing to vote for? Liberals, PC,
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  • NDP. But, the word "government"here in the original means, "his
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  • rule and his dominion." It says,so, the rule, and the dominion,
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  • is going to rest on Jesus'shoulders. What rule? What
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  • dominion? When Jesus came, a newkingdom was established. This
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  • kingdom is called the Kingdom ofHis Son. The Kingdom of Light.
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  • They asked Jesus, where is thiskingdom? He says, it's not a
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  • kingdom you can see with yourphysical eyes. He says, it's a
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  • kingdom from within. Even whenJesus walked the planet, as He
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  • grew up there in Israel,occupied by an enemy country.
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  • Rome was in charge. Yet, itcouldn't stop the gospel. China
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  • can't stop Jesus. North Koreacan't stop the Kingdom of God.
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  • It's alive and well in Russia.It's alive and well in China.
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  • It's alive, there were days theyused to kill you for being a
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  • Christian in some of thesecountries. And all it did was
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  • make the church grow greater,grow stronger. The Kingdom of
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  • God can't be stopped. And onthis kingdom, there will be no
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  • end. This kingdom is going toincrease, it's going to
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  • increase, it's going to getbigger, it's going to get more
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  • powerful. In fact, the Biblesays, that we will disciple
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  • nations. Some Christians, wellactually, a lot of Christians as
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  • I travel and get kind of a more,a greater world-view of
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  • Christian's ideology, theirworld-view. I'm surprised that
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  • the majority of people that Ispeak with, their world-view of
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  • Christianity is that we're kindof the resistance. You know,
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  • when Nazi was occupying France,there was the French resistance.
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  • And they would kind of, youknow, blow up little convoys,
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  • and they'd attack, and maybeyou've seen movies and then
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  • they'd disappear into the bushand they'd hide in the alleys,
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  • and they'd try to plague thisgreat big evil group, and
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  • sometimes people see the churchlike that. That the world is
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  • impossible to stop, it's goingto get worse, and it's going to
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  • get worse, and it's going to getmore evil. And they use a few
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  • verses out of context, to paintthat picture. And so we the
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  • church, we're the David of thisgreat big giant. No, get it
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  • right. The Bible says, that uponthis kingdom, this rule and
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  • reign of Jesus. It says, therewill be no end to the increase.
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  • No end. Well, but I heard myfavourite preacher on TV say,
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  • that it's going to wax worse andworse. Oh, some people will. It
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  • says there's going to be a greatfalling away. It's not talking
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  • about now. This is talking aboutthe time when Jesus left. And
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  • what was taking place in thetimeframe that's already
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  • happened. The teaching of theBible, is one that Jesus is the
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  • King of Kings, and the Lord ofLords. And that we belong to
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  • that Kingdom. You know, all ofus are trying to find our
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  • heritage. You can go get a bloodtest now, one of my daughters
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  • got a blood test, and found outthat how much native is in her,
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  • now much First Nations, how muchof this. And you know, we're
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  • probably Heinz 157. And, youstart looking at this, and you
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  • think you're finding your roots.You think you're finding who you
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  • are. Well how do you find outwho you are, in forty different
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  • countries that you're from? Oh,I know you're a purebred, but.
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  • I'm a mutt. The kingdom thatgives me my identity is not
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  • Canada. Oh, I'm Canadian. ButI'm Heavenian first. I'm a
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  • citizen of the Kingdom ofHeaven. And, amen. And although
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  • I'm in a democracy here, I lovedemocracies in the physical
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  • world. Jesus is not, we don'tvote on the decisions Jesus
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  • makes. He is the King of Kings.And the Western world knows
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  • nothing about Kingdoms. Andwe've got to understand. Now
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  • what kind of a ruler, what kindof a king is He? Well, it says,
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  • His name will be calledWonderful. He's not called a
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  • tyrant. His name will be calledCounsellor. Why would they put
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  • the word counsellor in there?Because when you've got a tyrant
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  • who rules people, he rules themwith a fist of iron, and he says
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  • move you move. He doesn't tellyou why. But here, the King of
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  • Kings will counsel you in yourown heart. About your identity,
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  • your call, your future, yourgiftings. Discovering where you
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  • should be. It's not thissocialistic thing where you're
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  • going to pick potatoes andyou're going to make vodka, and
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  • that's it. No, no, this issomething that the King will
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  • counsel with you. His presencewill heal you, He'll touch you.
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  • It says He's the mighty God,he's the Eternal Father. The
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  • Prince of control, no. He's thePrince of Peace. Upon His
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  • shoulders, rests the government.Upon His shoulders, rests all
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  • rule, and dominion, and that'swho we serve. I serve Jesus
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  • before I serve Canada. I serveJesus before I serve popular
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  • opinion. I serve Jesus, and if Ihave to offend, at times, I
  • 00:11:27.302 --> 00:11:35.643
  • won't back down from Jesus.Others, by the thousands, have
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  • given their lives. All we needto worry about is a little
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  • embarrassment. This Jesus, thegovernment rests on His
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  • shoulders. And oh his rule, hisdominion, is wonderful,
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  • peaceful. But at the same time,it's not like, it's not like
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  • don't mistake God's kindness forHis weakness. One of our
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  • greatest problems, in somebusinesses and countries is you
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  • think to be powerful you've gotto be mean. To be powerful,
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  • you've got to dictate. To bepowerful, take out anybody that
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  • messes with you. But Jesus isthe servant King. He said He
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  • came to serve mankind. But uponHis shoulders, rests the
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  • government. The rule of thiskingdom. When you give your life
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  • to Jesus, whether you areAmerican, Canadian, you know,
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  • French or, I don't care, itdoesn't really matter. You enter
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  • the most important citizenshipof all. The family of God. And
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  • Jesus, the one we celebrate atChristmas, He's incredible. He's
  • 00:12:50.518 --> 00:12:56.224
  • amazing. And if your world-viewof the world is that the world
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  • is so powerful and Satan's goingto become more powerful, then
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  • we've got anti-Christ's andbeasts and harlots, somebody
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  • took the book of Revelation, andmisunderstood it so bad, that it
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  • made the devil big and Godlittle. It made the world
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  • amazing and the church pathetic.It made the world the, no. The
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  • church of Jesus Christ, is theonly reason this planet has not
  • 00:13:19.280 --> 00:13:23.785
  • imploded or exploded. We are thereason, and if ever this church
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  • is gone, this world is finished.The only hope is that Jesus is
  • 00:13:28.723 --> 00:13:33.461
  • building His church. Jesus mustbe such an ineffective builder
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  • that the church He's building ispathetic. And unable to touch
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  • the world. It must be that Jesusis such as wimpy leader and
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  • king, and although thegovernment and the rule and
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  • reign rests on His shoulders,but to be a part of the church
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  • is to be kind of, huh huh, goshgolly gee. Where are we getting
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  • these ideas? The church of JesusChrist is the only reason that
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  • countries are even making it,because even if it's an evil
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  • leader, inside that country,it's kind of like, you know,
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  • when Abraham was interceding forSodom and Gomorrah. God was
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  • talking to him. Evil, evilcities. He said, but Lord if
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  • there's but twenty, would youspare it? They'll spare it,
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  • Abraham, for twenty. But, Lord,don't think I'm too forward, if
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  • I could find ten, would youspare it for ten? God said, I'd
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  • spare it for ten. I thinkAbraham made a mistake, he
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  • should have went for four,three. God is so good, God is so
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  • amazing, we need to understand,that this Christmas as we
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  • celebrate Jesus. It's not aone-time happening, that we all
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  • go Jesus, little cute baby withchubby cheeks and no teeth, and
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  • He's smiling, and He's layingwith these three wise men, and
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  • the camels, and there's a starabove Him. I do all that, we've
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  • even got all that set up in our,it's beautiful. But I have a
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  • deeper understanding. A deeperwow on the inside of me, that
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  • goes 2000 years ago was thestart of a kingdom, that the
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  • greatest champions on thisplanet join. Men and women,
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  • warrior princesses. Men thatknow who they are in Christ.
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  • Standing for something, and theonly thing that'll keep your
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  • family, your kids, and yougrandkids strong, will be the
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  • freedom of religion. The abilityto bring Jesus to a world that
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  • is hungry. Only Jesus can meetthis deepest need that every one
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  • of us thinks we get it from ourcareer, our spouse. Sex, drugs,
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  • whatever it is. It's this Jesus.It says at the very last part of
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  • verse 7, as it talks about Hiskingdom will always increase. I
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  • want you to notice that. It'snever going to decrease. It only
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  • increases, it started with 120,2000 years ago. And today it's
  • 00:15:49.230 --> 00:15:52.633
  • passed a billion to two billionpeople that profess Jesus as
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  • their Lord, as their Saviour.The last line says, from then on
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  • and forevermore, the zeal of theLord of hosts, will accomplish
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  • this. Any time you see a name ofGod, you need to examine it. The
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  • word, The Lord of Hosts, theword hosts means hosts of
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  • armies. Excuse me? Hosts ofarmies. What armies? The angelic
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  • hosts. Jesus Himself said whenthey were going to kill Him,
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  • says you don't take my life. Igive it. You're going to kill
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  • God? I don't think so. I laydown my life for the human race
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  • that I love. Said I can call tenthousand angels, legions of
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  • angels. And destroy the world.This Jesus, is now King of
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  • Kings, and Lord of Lords, He'snot some little baby with no
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  • power and no might. He is theKing of Kings, the Lord of
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  • Lords, Revelations chapters 1and 2 shows us what He looks
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  • like now, and He's not no longerthis cute little baby in a
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  • manger, in swaddling clothes. Heis, is dressed in armour with
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  • eyes like fire. Hair what, Imean, this incredible figure
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  • that made John fall on his facebecause of the power that
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  • radiated off of Jesus. And whathe looks like now. It says, He's
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  • the Lord of angelic armies. TheLord of hosts. And that's what's
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  • going to accomplish this. Jesusas He grew up, in his thirties
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  • He died, gave His life, died onthe cross for you and I. But in
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  • Matthew 16:16, He's asking Hisdisciples, twelve of His closest
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  • friends, who am I? Who do peoplesay that I am? They got it
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  • wrong, the eleven disciplesdidn't know, and they were
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  • quoting other people. But SimonPeter answered, and he said You,
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  • You're the Christ, the Son ofthe living God. Jesus said to
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  • him, blessed are you SimonBarjona, because flesh and blood
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  • did not reveal this to you, butmy Father who is in heaven. I
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  • want you to know that, forChristians to stay strong, they
  • 00:18:06.434 --> 00:18:10.705
  • need a revelation of who Jesusis. You can't just come and try
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  • to get fire insurance. Okay,where do I got to sign to miss
  • 00:18:15.176 --> 00:18:18.913
  • hell, Leon? Just say, I justwant to become a Christian. It's
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  • actually, not like that. It's arelationship, it's a believing.
  • 00:18:22.416 --> 00:18:26.654
  • And as you choose Christ, HolySpirit reveals Him to you. And
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  • it says here, blessed are youSimon Barjona because flesh and
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  • blood, this was not explained toyou by flesh and blood teacher,
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  • but my Father who is in heaven.And I will also say to you that
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  • you are Peter, and upon thisrock, I will build my church.
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  • Stop right there. Some peoplethink that Peter was the one
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  • we're building the church on.And so we've got St. Peter's
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  • everywhere. In every country.Most cities have a St. Peter's,
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  • which is cool. I don't care whatthey call it. But that's not
  • 00:18:54.715 --> 00:18:57.084
  • what He's saying. We're notbuilding the church on a man,
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  • Peter. We're building the churchon the revelation Peter got.
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  • Which was that Jesus is theMessiah. Jesus is the Anointed
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  • One. Jesus is our Lord andSaviour. That's what we build
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  • our church on. And then he says,and the gates of Hades will not
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  • overpower it. So to all of youend-times prognosticators who
  • 00:19:17.572 --> 00:19:21.609
  • love to sell books and get onTV. It says, that it's never
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  • going to overpower the church.That the church of Jesus Christ,
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  • which is the name of Hiskingdom, is always going to be
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  • increasing. Never decreasing,increasing. And it says, and
  • 00:19:30.051 --> 00:19:34.322
  • then it says, and I'm going togive you the keys to the kingdom
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  • of Heaven. Whatever you bind onearth, has been bound in heaven.
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  • Whatever you loose on earth,shall have been loosed in
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  • heaven. I don't have much moretime, but I want to plant a
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  • thought in your mind. How can Isay it in a minute and
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  • 27 seconds?
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  • - One of the greatest reasonswhy the smartest people, no, not
  • 00:20:02.316 --> 00:20:06.387
  • the smartest. Why many of thesmart people on the planet who,
  • 00:20:06.420 --> 00:20:10.992
  • just think nonstop aboutChristianity, don't accept
  • 00:20:11.025 --> 00:20:15.229
  • Christianity, isn't because itdoesn't bare out. I've
  • 00:20:15.263 --> 00:20:19.367
  • interviewed scientists and someof the most brilliant minds on
  • 00:20:19.400 --> 00:20:22.303
  • the planet who are passionatelyin love with Jesus. But the one
  • 00:20:22.336 --> 00:20:25.773
  • governing thought that manystruggle with, is this Christian
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  • doctrine that says, God is incontrol. And, God is love. Take
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  • those two thoughts, and try toput them together. How many
  • 00:20:40.655 --> 00:20:47.028
  • women are being raped today? Howmany children are being killed,
  • 00:20:47.061 --> 00:20:50.231
  • molested? How many babies arestarving of hunger? Who's being
  • 00:20:50.264 --> 00:20:54.535
  • murdered on this planet rightnow, as we speak? And if you've
  • 00:20:54.568 --> 00:20:59.874
  • got any kind of brain in yourhead, you kind of go, how do
  • 00:20:59.907 --> 00:21:02.843
  • those two thoughts go together?God's a god of love, and God has
  • 00:21:02.877 --> 00:21:07.381
  • the whole world in His hands. Iwas debating with a group of
  • 00:21:07.415 --> 00:21:12.953
  • doctorates and seminaries, thisvery topic one day after a
  • 00:21:12.987 --> 00:21:15.990
  • television program. And theywere trying to say stuff like,
  • 00:21:16.023 --> 00:21:19.860
  • you know, God has a reason foreverything. I said that's the
  • 00:21:19.894 --> 00:21:23.064
  • stupidest thing I've ever heard.And they got, their eyes got
  • 00:21:23.097 --> 00:21:26.200
  • this big. I said, what do youtell that little three-year-old
  • 00:21:26.233 --> 00:21:29.170
  • baby dying of brain cancer,screaming in pain, that oh
  • 00:21:29.203 --> 00:21:32.239
  • there's a reason behind it. See,people who think this through,
  • 00:21:32.273 --> 00:21:38.646
  • choose not to accept Christ,because of the church's stance,
  • 00:21:38.679 --> 00:21:42.283
  • which is not even in the Bible,He's got the whole world in His
  • 00:21:42.316 --> 00:21:45.086
  • hands. But, that's not even averse in the Bible, it's a song.
  • 00:21:45.119 --> 00:21:50.624
  • Corinthians 4:4 says Satan isthe god of this world. But now,
  • 00:21:50.658 --> 00:21:53.761
  • when you give your life toChrist, and you come into the
  • 00:21:53.794 --> 00:21:56.364
  • kingdom of His dear Son, you canby faith, give your life to Him,
  • 00:21:56.397 --> 00:22:01.769
  • and give Him control, and speakto mountains. It literally says
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  • here, that we must believe.Christianity was never called
  • 00:22:06.640 --> 00:22:12.446
  • Christianity. You know what itwas called? It was called The
  • 00:22:12.480 --> 00:22:15.282
  • Way. And it was the way ofbelievers. You had to believe
  • 00:22:15.316 --> 00:22:20.588
  • that Jesus was Lord, you had tobelieve that Jesus had died. You
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  • had to personally believe thatHe would be involved in your
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  • personal life. You had tobelieve that He had given you
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  • authority, you power, to pray.And prayer is not a begging,
  • 00:22:33.401 --> 00:22:37.304
  • pleading prayer, but know how tochange the things that are going
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  • on, on this planet. In Timothy,it teaches us that first of all,
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  • pray for kings, and leaders.Those who are in authority. Why?
  • 00:22:45.246 --> 00:22:50.317
  • Because when you learn how topray, because prayer's not just
  • 00:22:50.351 --> 00:22:53.421
  • talking to God. That's one kindof prayer. The kind of prayer
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  • that takes authority over thedominions of darkness, that
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  • takes authority over disease,over early death, over all, is
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  • taught in the Bible that, it hasa lot to do with what you
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  • believe. How do you see Jesus?How do you see yourself? And if,
  • 00:23:07.401 --> 00:23:12.773
  • we see God as, He's got thewhole world in His hands, and
  • 00:23:12.807 --> 00:23:15.876
  • He's a God of love. You arewalking right into the trap of,
  • 00:23:15.910 --> 00:23:19.580
  • where so many have tried toshare their faith. God has given
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  • you so much free will, that youcan choose whatever you want.
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  • Even by default, if you don'tchoose Him and learn the
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  • authority and the power that isin the name of Jesus, and in
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  • prayer as we pray, you'll missthis whole thing about Jesus,
  • 00:23:34.628 --> 00:23:39.099
  • the kingdom of God will alwaysbe increasing. Our king is
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  • Jesus, and He is wonderful. Heis filled with peace. He is
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  • almighty. He is the authority inour world. And I want to
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  • challenge you this Christmas,instead of just listening to
  • 00:23:50.544 --> 00:23:53.247
  • religious beliefs, instead ofjust grabbing on to things
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  • you've been taught by somebody,that you, when you start to
  • 00:23:57.985 --> 00:24:00.688
  • think about it go that doesn'tmake sense. Go back to God's
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  • Word and believe that thepresence of God will give you a
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  • revelation of whoJesus truly is.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are yourrelationships all you hoped and
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  • dreamed? For many, that might bea difficult question to answer.
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  • But the good news is, that Jesusis an expert on relationships.
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  • -LEON: I have good news. Thegood news is, there is no one
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  • standing between you and anamazing future. No one.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,"Freedom From Judgement", Leon
  • 00:24:34.855 --> 00:24:37.691
  • leads you through biblicalteachings that will take you to
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  • greater levels of peace,understanding, and fulfillment
  • 00:24:40.127 --> 00:24:43.464
  • in every relationship.
  • 00:24:43.497 --> 00:24:44.698
  • -LEON: When you dream aboutwhat you can do with the rest of
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  • your life, God's going to takeyou further than that. Dream
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  • big, He's going to take youbigger than that. Think amazing?
  • 00:24:54.174 --> 00:24:57.745
  • He's going to go beyond amazing,beyond what you can think,
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  • ask, or imagine.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Get started on thisjourney today, and set yourself
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  • free. Call now to request thisseries, and experience a greater
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  • level of love, trust, and joy inall your relationships.
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  • -LEON: One of the absolute keysto living this Christian life is
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  • to be directed by God. So manypeople want formulas, so many
  • 00:25:31.078 --> 00:25:35.015
  • people want something they canfollow a step by step plan. And
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  • there's lots of things in lifeyou can do that with, like
  • 00:25:39.920 --> 00:25:42.423
  • disciplining yourself with Biblereading. But when it comes to
  • 00:25:42.456 --> 00:25:45.726
  • direction from God, the Biblesays, "My sheep hear My voice."
  • 00:25:45.759 --> 00:25:50.798
  • And it says that He leads us byname. There is such a specific
  • 00:25:50.831 --> 00:25:56.203
  • guidance from God that it is byname. And so it's crucial to
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  • understand, even the Romansteaches us that to be sons of
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  • God that we are led by theSpirit of God. And so I wanna
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  • encourage you, if you've neverfelt like you could be led by
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  • God's presence, make sure youbegin to believe that and
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  • confess that. Father, in thename of Jesus I pray right now.
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  • That You'd put this incredibledesire inside of every person to
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  • get direction from Youspecifically. That Lord, they
  • 00:26:24.064 --> 00:26:27.835
  • can trust You, Your Word andYour Spirit to guide them in the
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  • directions to make the rightdecisions and they can have a
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  • confidence in getting directionfrom You. I pray this in
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  • Jesus' name, amen.
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