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Flesh or Demons Part 2

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September 20, 2019
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Flesh or Demons Part 2

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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: Satan has no authority.
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  • You can't give him authority because Jesus has all authority.
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  • But you can give him opportunity.
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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 Calgary, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Hey, everybody! It's so good to have you with us again.
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  • It's exciting to get into God's Word. I find that if you're
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  • bored with the Bible, then you haven't really begun to
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  • understand the concepts that are being taught in the Bible. It's
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  • just become a book about how to deal with your behavior and
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  • dealing with behavior is important but nowhere near as
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  • important to being completely transformed and living in such
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  • freedom and joy. Now, this is a second and final message in a
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  • series called Flesh or Demons. So we did one. This is a second
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  • one and we quickly review. We talked about so much of the body
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  • of Christ believes its demons that are messing with them. And
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  • so we have incredible doctrines. Now, by incredible, I don't mean
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  • good, just incredibly long and detailed about how to deal with
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  • the devil. As though once you command him to go, he's not
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  • going to reattack. As though, and so what we've done is we
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  • have given him power over our lives. Now, not authority but
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  • opportunity. And so many believers have the devil issues
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  • in their own power against them. You know, if I walk out of my
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  • house and leave the door wide open and thieves are walking by
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  • the streets. I haven't given them authority to come into my
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  • house. I've simply given them opportunity. Satan has no
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  • authority. You can't give him authority because Jesus has all
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  • authority. But you can give him opportunity and he will come in
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  • and steal from your peace. He'll steal from your joy. He'll help
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  • wreck your relationships, etcetera. But you don't have to
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  • be screaming or binding the devil. You just simply got to
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  • learn like we talked last time about renewing your mind in the
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  • Word, knowing who you are, putting off, putting on. And so
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  • I'm gonna continue. We're just going to dive in again today.
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  • Now, we've teaching from Galatians 5 where it talks about
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  • the flesh. Now, I believe the NIV it was, in one of its former
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  • translations took the word "flesh" and called it nature. As
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  • though a Christian had two natures. The nature of Christ
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  • and the nature of death, the nature of sin. And that because
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  • you can still commit sin. You must have the nature of sin. But
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  • its, you know, and that's not our topic. But there is no way
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  • you have two natures. You have one nature which is in your
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  • spirit and your nature flows out of your spirit. And so Jesus is
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  • in there. But you do have a body, you've got to retrain. And
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  • you do have a mind, you have to renew because the old you
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  • allowed every desire, every fleshly thing. It's very
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  • self-centered selfish. And so that's why it says in Romans
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  • 12:1 and 2, we have to make our body a living sacrifice. Now,
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  • it's not, "Oh, it's such a struggle. I've really." No, no,
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  • no. You have the power to do it. Because greater is He who is in
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  • you than anything you've got to deal with. I just can't control
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  • my temper. I can't control my drinking. I can't control my
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  • food. See, that belief empowers it. And as you get into God's
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  • Word, you will discover the incredible power that you do
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  • have. Now, in addition to what we talked about last time. I
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  • want to go in the 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, it says here, "For
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  • though we walk, we live in this flesh body, we are not carrying
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  • on our warfare." Okay, one of the things that we're fighting.
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  • We're not carrying it on according to the flesh and using
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  • mere human weapons. Here is where many Christians struggle.
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  • You know, they look at their fear, their jealousy. You know,
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  • their strong sexual desires are out of control and they're
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  • trying to just have more willpower. But willpower is of
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  • the mind. It's of the soul. And last time we talked about the
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  • fruit of the Spirit. It's not the fruit of the soul or your
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  • mind where you have to have -, Now, you should initiate
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  • willpower absolutely. But be very aware that within you is
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  • the power of the Spirit. And so the way for you to become
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  • powerful in life, have a mind that is so at peace is to
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  • develop these nine fruits. These nine fruits of the Spirit will
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  • give you such peace that in business if you're running. I
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  • run multiple organizations, all have a need millions of dollars
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  • with staff and issues going on. And people say, "I have never
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  • seen you freaked out. I've never -," Well, that's not me. I've
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  • just learned to develop these fruits. And the word fruit is a
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  • heart. But these strengths, these attributes, that are
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  • attributes and strengths of God but they're mine and they will
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  • grow up in me. And a fruit means it starts small and it gets
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  • bigger and bigger and bigger. So for the rest of your life joy
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  • can become stronger and stronger and grow into such a crop. Like
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  • if you plant one apple seed, you're not gonna just get one
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  • apple seed back. You're gonna get a tree of apples and seven
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  • to ten seeds in every apple. Tens of thousands of apple seeds
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  • comeback to you. When you begin to plant God's Word into your
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  • heart according to teachings of Mark 4. Feeding on God's Word,
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  • studying, listening to teachers who know what they're talking
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  • about because there are some that don't. You can tell. But as
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  • you begin to get into God's Word, you will be stunned to
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  • recognize that this strength just begins to grow. And you
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  • don't have this instantaneous power. You have this fruit
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  • begins to grow. You begin to find yourself being able to put
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  • off anger. You begin to put on peace. You begin to put on joy.
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  • You begin to put on longsuffering. And it just gets
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  • better and better and better until literally you can walk
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  • through situations where everybody's freaking,
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  • everybody's in fear. And you're solving it and you never give
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  • into it because the peace that you've been growing and it's
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  • like a fruit of the Spirit. It's from your spirit. It's not from
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  • your mind. Now, it engages your mind but it's not from your
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  • mind. Now, this is crucial. So it says, "For though we walk,
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  • live in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare
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  • according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the
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  • weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty
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  • before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds."
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  • Okay, stop right there. These strongholds are not strongholds
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  • over cities, not strongholds over countries, not strongholds
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  • over companies. That's not what it's talking about, okay? And
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  • people take it way out of context. This is speaking to the
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  • individual. And here's what it says, that we are mighty.
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  • Whatever strongholds it's talking about, we are incredibly
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  • powerful to pull them down. Here they are. "Inasmuch as we refute
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  • arguments, theories, reasonings." And then it says,
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  • "And every proud lofty thing that sets itself up against the
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  • knowledge of God." All right. So here it is saying that if you
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  • want to know the power to get up and walk through your life out
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  • in power and victory, then you develop the fruit of the Spirit.
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  • These incredible weapons, it doesn't say it's screaming at
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  • the devil. It doesn't say I bind the devil. In fact, even the
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  • verses in Matthew in chapter 16 and chapter 18 where it talks
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  • about that whatever we bind is bound, whatever we loose is
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  • loosed. It's talking about us in everyday life. It's what we
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  • believe. That what's being loosed into our lives is either
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  • happening by default because we haven't known this. We're the
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  • ignorant of it. And we aren't needed to lose good things into
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  • our lives, and we need to say no to all the negative things.
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  • Okay? So this is not a prayer of binding and loosing. There's a
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  • lot of you thought it was a prayer. Have you say, "Oh, I
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  • bind the spirit of lust in the name of Jesus." How long does it
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  • stay bound? Do you actually tie him up? Do you throw him into
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  • hell? There's a lot of crazy list. None of the above. In
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  • fact, all you need to do to push off a lust for other things that
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  • are wrong and is to get God's Word, grow God's Word in your
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  • heart, and then you begin to develop love. The true love of
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  • God. You begin to grow patience. You begin to grow longsuffering.
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  • These nine strengths all begin to rise up. So then it says, the
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  • warfare that really pulls down, just rips down. What is it
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  • ripping down? Theories. Everybody listening to me has
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  • got a theory on something. You've got a theory as to why
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  • some people don't get healed. You've got a theory about why
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  • you struggle with lust. You've got a theory as to why you deal,
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  • and you've read something somewhere that it's a
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  • generational sin and you can't control it for one guy. And
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  • another guy saying, "Well, you know, this is just the way I am.
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  • So people will just have to love me the way I am." Others might
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  • use the grace teaching and say, "You know, God still loves me,
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  • anyway." And of course, He does. But they don't see that God's
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  • grace isn't just His unmerited favor. That's how you get God's
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  • grace. God's grace is His ability given to you to pull
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  • down all these arguments, all these theories. You've reason
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  • through why your marriage doesn't get any better and you
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  • always blame your spouse. You always blame somebody else.
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  • Whereas God's Word teaches us to simply look at ourselves, get
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  • God's Word in us. So where is this power? Is as we refute
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  • arguments, theories, reasonings. There are things in you that
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  • caused you to believe. And you believe this is just who you
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  • are, an angry, lustful, or a bluesy down person that rarely
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  • laughs. Well, that's a lie from the enemy. Because joy is
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  • something that a believer can grow. It's not just an
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  • instantaneous. Pray for me so I can have your joy. I've been
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  • growing joy my entire life. And there are times I don't do well
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  • at that and I've got to get back into God's Word. So I just can't
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  • give you the level of joy that I have by just praying for you,
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  • okay? I've developed, and some of the fruits are developed good
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  • and some aren't like everybody else here. I've developed a
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  • longsuffering so that people around me, situations around me
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  • that I'm not in control of but they affect me. That I can just
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  • walk through it. And you say, "Pray for me that I can have
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  • longsuffering." You can't transfer the fruit of the
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  • Spirit. You can only grow it in your life. And so if you want
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  • joy, peace, love, patience. If you want this goodness, this
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  • kindness, this self-control. There's a good one. Did you know
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:03.210
  • that self-control is a thing of the soul, because you've got
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  • soulless self-control. People in the world use it all the time
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  • and some powerfully. But there's a self-control that is a fruit
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  • of the Spirit. It grows out of your spirit. So when we talk
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:19.090
  • about the flesh and about demons, I want you to see and
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  • minimize how much you think the devil's got power. It's not the
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  • devil's power. It's simply you not doing the work of renewing
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  • your mind putting off old thoughts, old emotions. Put that
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  • emotion off. It shouldn't be there. What emotion? That
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  • emotion that you feel left out. That emotion everyone is talking
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  • about you. You believed. You've got these theories about how
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  • people treat you. You've got these arguments that every time
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  • you try to go do something positive. This argument starts
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  • going in your mind. Did you know, that thinking is asking
  • 00:13:54.200 --> 00:13:58.060
  • yourself questions and answering. That's what thinking
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  • is. And so if you ask yourself the wrong questions, an argument
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  • begins to go on in your head. I don't think they want me. Well,
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  • maybe. I don't think so. And you begin to have this argument.
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  • These arguments need to be pulled down. They need to be
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  • destroyed. These reasonings. These proud thoughts. What is a
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  • proud thought? Anything that is not in agreement with the Word
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  • of God is a proud thought. And if you're gonna be ready. You
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  • know, in verse 6 it talks about a readiness to punish these
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  • disobedient thoughts. What it means is this, as you begin to
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  • and I'm giving you stuff I've taught for hours.
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  • I'm giving you in one 22-minute message. So get this message and
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  • listen to it over and over, and get your Bible and begin to
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  • study it for yourself. You can have the nine strengths,
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  • attitudes of the Spirit growing from your spirit and they
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  • continue to grow in strength. So that as you begin to go out into
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  • this world, as you have people that stab you in the back, lie
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  • about you, hurt you, people you love going through bad seasons
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  • of life. That you know how to handle it, deal with it, and it
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  • does not encroach into your joy. You know, even you married
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  • people. You're not supposed to be so intertwined with your
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  • spouse that when they have a bad day, you can't have a good day.
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  • I heard this crazy thought. If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody
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  • happy. You know, that's a demonic thought. I don't care. I
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  • know you say it. Men look after your wives. Absolutely. Wives
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  • look after your husbands. But to say that I cannot be happy until
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  • my wife is happy is to give somebody else complete control
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  • of your moods, of your emotions, and get so enmeshed with the
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  • word one. No. It says you're one flesh. It's talking about
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  • sexuality. It's talking about this beautiful romance and
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  • coming together of a man and a wife and there's so much that
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  • you share and join together on. But you are not so enmeshed that
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  • when one person goes off the rails, you're off the rails.
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  • When one person is angry, you're angry. When one person is not
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  • happy, you have to be unhappy. That's becoming too enmeshed.
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  • You are to be one with Christ. Okay. That's where you're to be
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  • one with and you're to be an incredible blessing. And as you
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  • grow the fruit of the Spirit, the strengths of the Spirit in
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  • Galatians 5, you are one of the most loveable persons that the
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  • world can ever find because you're so full of love. You're
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  • so full of joy. You're so full of peace. You're so full
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  • patience. You're so full of these incredible strengths and
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  • attributes. That as you keep growing them in your life by
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  • just spending time in the Word and having a relationship with
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  • Jesus. That this relationship with Him literally makes you
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  • incredibly powerful, incredibly strong. Now, as you go into the
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  • Word of God in Ephesians 6:10-20, it talks about this,
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  • from another direction. Let's go here. It says, "In conclusion,
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  • in Ephesian 6:10, be strong in the Lord, be empowered through
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  • your union with Him, draw your strength from Him." But now when
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  • I point up, I should actually be pointing here because greater is
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  • He who is in you. There's a strength in you. There is a joy
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  • in you. There's a peace. So it says draw your strength from
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  • Him. That strength which His boundless might provides. Then
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  • it says put on God's whole armor. Now, as you go into the
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  • teaching on the armor, there's just a bunch of crazy stuff
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  • that's been taught about that. Each piece of the armor is
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  • actually a belief. You need to understand what is
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  • righteousness, what is truth, what is salvation, what is the
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  • sword of the Spirit. When you read this, Paul is just trying
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  • to show us that when you understand righteousness, oh,
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  • man are you protected. When you understand salvation, oh, man.
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  • And so as you learn and grow in these things in God's Word, then
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  • the enemy has no ability because he's got no power and you're not
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  • giving him any opportunity. You can't give him authority, okay.
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  • But you can give him opportunities where he uses.
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  • Literally, you're believing against you because you begin to
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  • believe in him. But as it goes on in Romans, we've got a few
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  • minutes left. And then it says after these different pieces of
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  • the armor, it talks about the sword that the Spirit wields
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  • which is the Word of God. Now, a lot of people think this sword.
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  • Now, listen close. You don't miss this. This is concluding
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  • thought. This gonna help many of you mature believers. This sword
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  • of the Spirit doesn't mean that you're screaming at demons and
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  • waving the sword and speaking the Word at demons all the time.
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  • If you go to Hebrews 4:12, there it says the word of God is quick
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  • and powerful sharper than any double-edged sword. And it
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  • doesn't talk about fighting demons with the sword. If you go
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  • to the last part of that verse, it talks about able to divide
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  • between soul and spirit. And the very thoughts and intentions of
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  • the heart. Did you know that I would look at this Word for
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  • sword? And yes, of course, God's Word pushes back the enemy.
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  • Absolutely! But I don't even think about it. I just grow in
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  • God's Word, grow in the strengths, and without even
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  • thinking about this guy. There are the odd times that I'm in a
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  • middle of doing something for the kingdom of God and I can see
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  • the enemy. It's just a weird thing when you just know he's
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  • bringing people against us to stop it and I'll command the
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  • assignment to stop in Jesus name. But that's, you know, but
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  • other than that, me myself what's going on in my life. I
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  • simply grow these nine strengths, all right. Then, and
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  • so this sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God prayed.
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  • When you pray with God's Word, there is something that goes on
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  • deep in you that is like a cutting off almost like a
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  • scalpel we could say. Where it's cutting off that growth that is
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  • no good and putting it off and bringing God's Word on the
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  • inside. And so this powerful Word of God needs to be prayed.
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  • It says the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God pray at
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  • all times on every occasion, in every season in the Spirit, with
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  • all manner of prayer and entreaty. And keep alert watch
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  • with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in
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  • behalf of all the saints God's consecrated people. And then
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:46.170
  • Paul says, pray for me, that freedom of utterance may be
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  • given to me, that I may open my mouth to proclaim boldly the
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  • mystery of the good news the Gospel. For which I am an
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  • ambassador in a coupling chain in prison. Pray that I can
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  • declare it boldly and courageously, as I ought to.
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  • Paul does not ask for prayer to keep the devil back. He does not
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  • ask for prayer for protection. He does not ask for prayer to be
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  • free. He's simply saying I want to be able to speak boldly more
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  • clearly. I want it to cut through when I speak to
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  • soldiers, I want to get them saved. When I speak to kings, I
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  • want to understand their language and get them saved. He
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  • says pray for me. Begin to pray God's Word. And as you pray
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  • God's Word, recognize who you are. The authority that you
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  • have. Recognize the devil as a defeated foe. And as you begin
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  • to declare God's Word, maybe you should stick to Galatians 5:22
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  • and on for weeks and just pray it and declare that I am growing
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  • in joy. I am growing in love. I am growing in longsuffering, in
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  • goodness, in self-control. I'm growing. This is a fruit of my
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  • recreated spirit and these strengths are mine and I am like
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  • Christ. And as you begin to see that, when something comes on
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  • that is against those nine strengths, anger, jealousy. You
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  • just stop and put it off. You don't even believe a minute that
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  • that is you. You don't even believe for a minute that it's
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  • got power over you. That was my old training and that old man is
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  • dead. I'm putting that off and I'm putting on this new man.
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  • These beautiful strengths. This Jesus that I have a
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  • relationship. I'm gonna live as He is, so are we in this world.
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  • Well, I've packed a lot of teaching into that 22 minutes. I
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  • hope you get a hold of this message and just play it over
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  • and over. You're gonna find a level of freedom. You've never
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  • been able to find in your entire life of reading the Word and not
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  • understanding the teaching from the cross to the throne.
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  • Your authority who you are in Christ. Put off all that stuff.
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  • Put on these incredible strengths, attributes in
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  • Galatians 5:22. We love you. We'll see you same time.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Did you know that you have the power to affect
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  • your future? Your words are more powerful than you think.
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  • In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came so we can have a full
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  • and abundant life. So what's holding us back? It's not God
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  • withholding the blessing, it's our deep heart beliefs and what
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  • we speak that molds our future. Join Leon Fontaine, as he walks
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  • through scripture and shares how we need to get God's truth deep
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  • into our hearts, and speak them aloud in order to see the
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  • miraculous take place. It's vital that you begin to
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  • understand the power of your words, and begin to speak in
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  • faith. In this three-part series, you'll learn how to
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  • direct the path of your life with your words. How to build
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  • inner dreams, and how to renew your mind. Reserve your copy of
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  • the power of your tongue.
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  • -LEON: You know, so few people understand that their words have
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  • power. When you look at the words, everyone thinks they are
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  • simply for communication. That words are simply me trying to
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  • get you to understand something I'm trying to communicate. And I
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  • think that's a little part of it. But did you know that God
  • 00:24:33.180 --> 00:24:38.060
  • release His power with His words. When Jesus walked the
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  • planet, He spoke words. He didn't like snap His fingers or
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  • fling His arm or lightning volts through His hands. He spoke
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  • words. And the Bible says that those words went out and
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  • accomplished the things they had been sent forth to do. So what
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  • are your words saying about relationships, health, etcetera.
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  • You might have to communicate to a doctor your feelings, the
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  • things that were going on in your body. You may have to
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  • communicate to a banker where you are in finances and you
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  • might have to renegotiate payments. You know, we need to
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  • speak truth as far as what is happening. But then in your
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  • prayer time and in your regular speaking, let them be words of
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  • victory. That God is within you and you will overcome. That the
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  • blessing of the Lord maketh it rich and He addeth no sorrow to
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  • it. That you are convinced that that these words, so many people
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  • they kind of have this dual life. That they talk about all
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  • their problems and then they'll throw this little cloth but
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  • we're believing God. No, where your words are, what you say
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  • regularly to your friends. How you talk about your problems to
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  • your spouse, your friends. How you speak about things to those
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  • around you. It's releasing power. So make sure that your
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  • words are declaring the end from the beginning. That as far as
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  • you're concerned, it is done. Negative things, pains,
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  • sickness, disease power have no right in my life. And so because
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  • of Jesus I am blessed. The favor of God is upon me and I will not
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  • accept the negative things. Your words have power. Life and death
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  • are in the power of the tongue. Father let this truth just move
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  • into their hearts and minds in a powerful way and help them to
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  • watch their tongue and help them to speak words of life and to
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  • prophesy to their future even in their conversation with others
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  • and to see the power of that in Jesus' name, amen.
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