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The Power of Jesus

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December 16, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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The Power of Jesus

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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: The teaching of the Bible is one that Jesus is
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  • the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. And that we belong
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  • to that kingdom.
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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: There's an incredible verse about Christmas. In Isaiah
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  • 9, that I want to read you, and I'm going to unpack it a little
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  • bit and teach from it, because it 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 of scripture to maybe help you,
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  • help us, kind of get back on course, as to why Christmas is
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  • so important, and this Jesus that Christians around the world
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  • celebrate, and serve. It just brings 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 be given to us; and the government
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  • will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called
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  • Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of
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  • Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government
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  • or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to
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  • establish it, to uphold it with justice and righteousness. From
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  • then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will
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  • accomplish this." I love Christmas, for those of you who
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  • have been around I mean, from our house to churches, I mean, I
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  • just love Christmas. I love all the Christmas stories, fables,
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  • someone nailed me one time said what's all about Jesus. What's
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  • Santa, the Grinch, and everything 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 called parables. And the purpose of a
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  • parable was to tell a story that wasn't, didn't happen, it was a
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  • made-up story to make a point. I said, so, what's your big issue?
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  • With all this fairytales and stuff. Most societies use fairy
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  • tales to teach points. Don't lie, good will always win, and
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  • so I said as long as you realize Jesus is the reason for the
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  • season, I have no problem with all the rest of this stuff.
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  • Relax, stop being so religious and judgmental. We're
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  • celebrating Jesus, but we can have all the other fun and not
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  • be someone that people see coming to work going ooh don't
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  • talk to this guy. But, Jesus. A baby. A lot of people don't get
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  • past the baby. Now, I love babies. Anyone hangs around me,
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  • I mean, Sally and I had five kids. She would have had more,
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  • and maybe we should have, I don't know. Now we've got grand,
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  • and there's something about this baby when you pick him up, with
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  • little toothless smile, these little 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 actually cuddle you and they hang on to
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  • you. I mean, I could go, I love babies. But, that's as far as
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  • some people see Jesus. Is this cute baby. And, they'll read
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  • this verse, the government will rest on His shoulders, how many
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  • times have you heard that verse read? 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. But I want to show you something
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  • here that actually is really inspired me even more this
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  • season as I was meditating on this portion of scripture. It's
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  • talking about a child being born. And it says, the
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  • government will rest on His shoulders. Now the word
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  • government isn't the one government 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 we going 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 new kingdom was established. This
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  • kingdom is called the Kingdom of His Son. The Kingdom of Light.
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  • They asked Jesus, where is this kingdom? He says, it's not a
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  • kingdom you can see with your physical eyes. He says, it's a
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  • kingdom from within. Even when Jesus 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, it couldn't stop the gospel. China
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  • can't stop Jesus. North Korea can'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 they used to kill you for being a
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  • Christian in some of these countries. 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 on this kingdom, there will be no
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  • end. This kingdom is going to increase, it's going to
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  • increase, it's going to get bigger, it's going to get more
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  • powerful. In fact, the Bible says, that we will disciple
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  • nations. Some Christians, well actually, 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, their world-view. I'm surprised that
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  • the majority of people that I speak with, their world-view of
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  • Christianity is that we're kind of 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, you know, blow up little convoys,
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  • and they'd attack, and maybe you've seen movies and then
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  • they'd disappear into the bush and they'd hide in the alleys,
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  • and they'd try to plague this great big evil group, and
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  • sometimes people see the church like that. That the world is
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  • impossible to stop, it's going to get worse, and it's going to
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  • get worse, and it's going to get more evil. And they use a few
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  • verses out of context, to paint that picture. And so we the
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  • church, we're the David of this great big giant. No, get it
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  • right. The Bible says, that upon this kingdom, this rule and
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  • reign of Jesus. It says, there will be no end to the increase.
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  • No end. Well, but I heard my favourite preacher on TV say,
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  • that it's going to wax worse and worse. Oh, some people will. It
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  • says there's going to be a great falling away. It's not talking
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  • about now. This is talking about the time when Jesus left. And
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  • what was taking place in the timeframe that's already
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  • happened. The teaching of the Bible, is one that Jesus is the
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  • King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. And that we belong to
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  • that Kingdom. You know, all of us are trying to find our
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  • heritage. You can go get a blood test now, one of my daughters
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  • got a blood test, and found out that how much native is in her,
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  • now much First Nations, how much of this. And you know, we're
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  • probably Heinz 157. And, you start 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 out who 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 that gives me my identity is not
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  • Canada. Oh, I'm Canadian. But I'm Heavenian first. I'm a
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  • citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. And, amen. And although
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  • I'm in a democracy here, I love democracies in the physical
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  • world. Jesus is not, we don't vote 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. And we've got to understand. Now
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  • what kind of a ruler, what kind of a king is He? Well, it says,
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  • His name will be called Wonderful. He's not called a
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  • tyrant. His name will be called Counsellor. 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 them with a fist of iron, and he says
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  • move you move. He doesn't tell you why. But here, the King of
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  • Kings will counsel you in your own heart. About your identity,
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  • your call, your future, your giftings. Discovering where you
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  • should be. It's not this socialistic thing where you're
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  • going to pick potatoes and you're going to make vodka, and
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  • that's it. No, no, this is something that the King will
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  • counsel with you. His presence will 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 the Prince 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's who we serve. I serve Jesus
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  • before I serve Canada. I serve Jesus before I serve popular
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  • opinion. I serve Jesus, and if I have to offend, at times, I
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  • won't back down from Jesus. Others, by the thousands, have
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  • given their lives. All we need to worry about is a little
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  • embarrassment. This Jesus, the government rests on His
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  • shoulders. And oh his rule, his dominion, 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 for His weakness. One of our
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  • greatest problems, in some businesses and countries is you
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  • think to be powerful you've got to be mean. To be powerful,
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  • you've got to dictate. To be powerful, take out anybody that
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  • messes with you. But Jesus is the servant King. He said He
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  • came to serve mankind. But upon His shoulders, rests the
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  • government. The rule of this kingdom. When you give your life
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  • to Jesus, whether you are American, Canadian, you know,
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  • French or, I don't care, it doesn't really matter. You enter
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  • the most important citizenship of all. The family of God. And
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  • Jesus, the one we celebrate at Christmas, He's incredible. He's
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  • amazing. And if your world-view of the world is that the world
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  • is so powerful and Satan's going to become more powerful, then
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  • we've got anti-Christ's and beasts and harlots, somebody
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  • took the book of Revelation, and misunderstood it so bad, that it
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  • made the devil big and God little. 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 the only reason this planet has not
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  • imploded or exploded. We are the reason, and if ever this church
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  • is gone, this world is finished. The only hope is that Jesus is
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  • building His church. Jesus must be such an ineffective builder
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  • that the church He's building is pathetic. And unable to touch
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  • the world. It must be that Jesus is such as wimpy leader and
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  • king, and although the government 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, gosh golly gee. Where are we getting
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  • these ideas? The church of Jesus Christ 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 for Sodom and Gomorrah. God was
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  • talking to him. Evil, evil cities. He said, but Lord if
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  • there's but twenty, would you spare 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 you spare it for ten? God said, I'd
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  • spare it for ten. I think Abraham 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 a one-time happening, that we all
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  • go Jesus, little cute baby with chubby cheeks and no teeth, and
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  • He's smiling, and He's laying with these three wise men, and
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  • the camels, and there's a star above 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 deeper wow on the inside of me, that
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  • goes 2000 years ago was the start of a kingdom, that the
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  • greatest champions on this planet join. Men and women,
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  • warrior princesses. Men that know who they are in Christ.
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  • Standing for something, and the only thing that'll keep your
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  • family, your kids, and you grandkids strong, will be the
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  • freedom of religion. The ability to bring Jesus to a world that
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  • is hungry. Only Jesus can meet this deepest need that every one
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  • of us thinks we get it from our career, 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 His kingdom will always increase. I
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  • want you to notice that. It's never going to decrease. It only
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  • increases, it started with 120, 2000 years ago. And today it's
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  • passed a billion to two billion people 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 the Lord of hosts, will accomplish
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  • this. Any time you see a name of God, you need to examine it. The
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  • word, The Lord of Hosts, the word hosts means hosts of
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  • armies. Excuse me? Hosts of armies. What armies? The angelic
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  • hosts. Jesus Himself said when they were going to kill Him,
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  • says you don't take my life. I give it. You're going to kill
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  • God? I don't think so. I lay down my life for the human race
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  • that I love. Said I can call ten thousand 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's not some little baby with no
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  • power and no might. He is the King of Kings, the Lord of
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  • Lords, Revelations chapters 1 and 2 shows us what He looks
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  • like now, and He's not no longer this cute little baby in a
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  • manger, in swaddling clothes. He is, is dressed in armour with
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  • eyes like fire. Hair what, I mean, this incredible figure
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  • that made John fall on his face because of the power that
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  • radiated off of Jesus. And what he looks like now. It says, He's
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  • the Lord of angelic armies. The Lord of hosts. And that's what's
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  • going to accomplish this. Jesus as He grew up, in his thirties
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  • He died, gave His life, died on the cross for you and I. But in
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  • Matthew 16:16, He's asking His disciples, twelve of His closest
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  • friends, who am I? Who do people say that I am? They got it
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  • wrong, the eleven disciples didn't know, and they were
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  • quoting other people. But Simon Peter answered, and he said You,
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  • You're the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus said to
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  • him, blessed are you Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood
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  • did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. I
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  • want you to know that, for Christians to stay strong, they
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  • need a revelation of who Jesus is. You can't just come and try
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  • to get fire insurance. Okay, where do I got to sign to miss
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  • hell, Leon? Just say, I just want to become a Christian. It's
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  • actually, not like that. It's a relationship, it's a believing.
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  • And as you choose Christ, Holy Spirit reveals Him to you. And
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  • it says here, blessed are you Simon Barjona because flesh and
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  • blood, this was not explained to you 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 this rock, I will build my church.
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  • Stop right there. Some people think 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 what they call it. But that's not
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  • what He's saying. We're not building the church on a man,
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  • Peter. We're building the church on the revelation Peter got.
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  • Which was that Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus is the Anointed
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  • One. Jesus is our Lord and Saviour. 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 you end-times prognosticators who
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  • love to sell books and get on TV. 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 His kingdom, is always going to be
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  • increasing. Never decreasing, increasing. And it says, and
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  • then it says, and I'm going to give you the keys to the kingdom
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  • of Heaven. Whatever you bind on earth, 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 more time, but I want to plant a
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  • thought in your mind. How can I say it in a minute and
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  • 27 seconds?
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  • - One of the greatest reasons why the smartest people, no, not
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  • the smartest. Why many of the smart people on the planet who,
  • 00:20:05.150 --> 00:20:10.020
  • just think nonstop about Christianity, don't accept
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  • Christianity, isn't because it doesn't bare out. I've
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  • interviewed scientists and some of the most brilliant minds on
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  • the planet who are passionately in love with Jesus. But the one
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  • governing thought that many struggle with, is this Christian
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  • doctrine that says, God is in control. And, God is love. Take
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  • those two thoughts, and try to put them together. How many
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  • women are being raped today? How many children are being killed,
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  • molested? How many babies are starving of hunger? Who's being
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:53.170
  • murdered on this planet right now, as we speak? And if you've
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  • got any kind of brain in your head, you kind of go, how do
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  • those two thoughts go together? God's a god of love, and God has
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  • the whole world in His hands. I was debating with a group of
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  • doctorates and seminaries, this very topic one day after a
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  • television program. And they were trying to say stuff like,
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  • you know, God has a reason for everything. I said that's the
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  • stupidest thing I've ever heard. And they got, their eyes got
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  • this big. I said, what do you tell that little three-year-old
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  • baby dying of brain cancer, screaming in pain, that oh
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  • there's a reason behind it. See, people who think this through,
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  • choose not to accept Christ, because of the church's stance,
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  • which is not even in the Bible, He's got the whole world in His
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  • hands. But, that's not even a verse in the Bible, it's a song.
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  • Corinthians 4:4 says Satan is the god of this world. But now,
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  • when you give your life to Christ, and you come into the
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  • kingdom of His dear Son, you can by faith, give your life to Him,
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  • and give Him control, and speak to mountains. It literally says
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  • here, that we must believe. Christianity was never called
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  • Christianity. You know what it was called? It was called The
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  • Way. And it was the way of believers. You had to believe
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  • that Jesus was Lord, you had to believe that Jesus had died. You
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  • had to personally believe that He would be involved in your
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  • personal life. You had to believe that He had given you
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  • authority, you power, to pray. And prayer is not a begging,
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  • pleading prayer, but know how to change 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?
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  • Because when you learn how to pray, because prayer's not just
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  • talking to God. That's one kind of prayer. The kind of prayer
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  • that takes authority over the dominions 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 has a lot to do with what you
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  • believe. How do you see Jesus? How do you see yourself? And if,
  • 00:23:06.150 --> 00:23:11.260
  • we see God as, He's got the whole world in His hands, and
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  • He's a God of love. You are walking right into the trap of,
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  • where so many have tried to share their faith. God has given
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  • you so much free will, that you can choose whatever you want.
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  • Even by default, if you don't choose Him and learn the
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  • authority and the power that is in the name of Jesus, and in
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  • prayer as we pray, you'll miss this whole thing about Jesus,
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  • the kingdom of God will always be increasing. Our king is
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  • Jesus, and He is wonderful. He is filled with peace. He is
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  • almighty. He is the authority in our world. And I want to
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  • challenge you this Christmas, instead of just listening to
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  • religious beliefs, instead of just grabbing on to things
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  • you've been taught by somebody, that you, when you start to
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  • think about it go that doesn't make sense. Go back to God's
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  • Word and believe that the presence of God will give you a
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  • revelation of who Jesus truly is.
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  • -LEON: In my 40 years of ministry, I've met so many
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  • believers who want more of God in their life, but refuse to do
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  • the work. Life's busy. I certainly understand that, but
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  • I'll promise you that no time spent working on your faith life
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  • is wasted. I'm compiling this stunning audio series for
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  • everyone out there that wants next year to be better. For
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  • anyone believing for increase, blessing, and the miraculous to
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  • explode in their life, take the CDs with you and listen on your
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  • way to the office. You can transform your future. God's not
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  • up in heaven pulling strings and granting wishes, nor is He
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  • tallying up all your good deeds. It takes attitude, and heart
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  • beliefs, to walk in all that God has promised you. Transform your
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  • future. Call today, and reserve your copy of this audio series.
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  • It's my gift to you for investing in this ministry.
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  • Thank you.
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  • -LEON: I wanna take a moment and pray with you. When it comes
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  • to the SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE, it is something that needs to be
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  • focused on every day of your life. You see, to be spiritually
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  • alive is something the Word talks about all the time. In
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  • fact, when it talks about being spirit-filled in Ephesians 5, it
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  • says be being spirit-filled meaning you must maintain a
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  • spirit-filled life. It's crucial. How do you do that? By
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  • praying in the Spirit, spending time with Jesus, by getting into
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  • God's Word. These are crucial to keeping yourself up, aglow one
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  • of the versions say. And then to be contemporary is use your
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  • head. Make sure that everywhere you are, that there is a wisdom
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  • as how you deal with people. Father, in Jesus' name, I pray
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  • Your presence would guide them, lead them. I pray that they
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  • would keep themselves filled with Your presence. That they
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  • would look for opportunities to share Jesus. And I pray that,
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  • Father, all around them miracles would begin to take place in
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  • Jesus's name, amen. God bless you.
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