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January 11, 2021
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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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  • -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 CEOof Canada's only
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  • Christian TV station.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: There issomething about the spoken word.
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  • You see, the Bible is notthe sword of the Spirit.
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  • I love the Bible. The sword ofthe Spirit is the Bible
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  • coming out of your mouth.
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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 at 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: Everybody has a worldview. Your world view is how you
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  • see the world. Why the world isthe way it is? What the future
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  • will be like because of the waythe world is? And when you have
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  • a wrong view of the world, youwill have a faulty life. The
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  • Bible gives us an incrediblyaccurate world view. One of the
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  • things that is crucial is thatit teaches us that in this
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  • physical world there are twospiritual kingdoms. There is the
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  • kingdom of heaven. There's aplace called heaven but it's
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  • kingdom is also here. Thekingdom of God. The kingdom of
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  • heaven. It's alive and well onthis planet. There is also the
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  • kingdom of darkness. The Biblecalls Satan the prince of the
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  • power of the air. The god ofthis world. So we have two
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  • kingdoms. Two spiritualkingdoms. One kingdom, Jesus
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  • said in John 10:10, He outlineshow these two kingdoms work.
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  • Jesus said, I am come that theremight be life. And that word
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  • "life" is Zoe life. And it meanshealing, health, success,
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  • ability, joy, peace, patience.All this beautiful, whatever is
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  • in heaven is the desire of Hiskingdom to bring to this planet.
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  • In fact, He even prays. Praythat thy will be done on earth.
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  • How? As it is in heaven. So thekingdom of light. The kingdom of
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  • God. The kingdom of Jesus.Whatever you call it. It is
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  • here. And it is influencing andit's reaching out and trying to
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  • impact the planet through itsdisciples, followers of Christ.
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  • The kingdom of the enemy, okay?The prince of the power of the
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  • air. The god of this world whois called a liar, an accuser,
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  • and the lord of the flies. Okay?That he's even stripped of power
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  • and authority but that he willcontinually try to influence
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  • people through their beliefs,emotion, thought life, etcetera.
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  • Two kingdoms on this planet. Youare going to develop the beliefs
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  • of one or the other. You caneven be a little conflicted with
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  • beliefs from the dark kingdomand beliefs from God's kingdom.
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  • Which is why to learn God's Wordand to meditate in God's Word,
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  • so that what you believe thatyour world view, that your
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  • principles are correct accordingto Jesus who said I am the way
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  • and I am the truth. There are alot of books out there, a lot of
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  • experts out there. That when youhear them talk and spin their
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  • web of truth, it sounds right toyour mind. But the Bible says
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  • there is a wisdom that is not ofthis world and the world can't
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  • even understand it. But when youhave Holy Spirit on the inside
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  • of you, there's a level ofwisdom and understanding that
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  • supersedes just the knowledge ofthis physical world and it gives
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  • you a combination of principlesof the physical world and then
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  • the principles of the spiritworld which is continually
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  • trying to influence leaders,families, homes. One, the enemy
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  • is trying to kill, steal, anddestroy. The other, Jesus is
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  • trying to bring life andabundance in everything that you
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  • do. Today, I want to talk aboutwhat do we do in the midst of
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  • the storm, viruses, politicalstorms, all the different
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  • things. And we must first of allhave a correct world view. The
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  • second thing I want to talkabout is that we must understand
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  • the difference between heartfaith and head faith. So many
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  • people have said this comment tome over the years and it usually
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  • is on their way to a completelack of faith in the Word of
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  • God. I've often heard it said,"Pastor, I had faith and it did
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  • not happen. I had faith and theprayer was not answered." Well,
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  • I understand what you're saying.You tried and you failed. I
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  • have, too. I have lost. I havetried things in this journey.
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  • But one of the things that haskept me secure and safe is this
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  • understanding that you cannot -,Faith that moves mountains.
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  • Faith that heals bodies. Faiththat stops attack. Faith that
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  • brings success. When it's thefavor of God on your life, that
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  • is not because of head faith.Your head can believe or not
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  • believe in seconds. Your headcan feel confident and scared in
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  • the same three minutes. Yourhead can feel like you whipped
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  • your weight in alley cats andlike you're the loser of the
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  • planet in the same day. Yourhead and head faith where what
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  • many Bible scholars calledmental assent. It is reading a
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  • truth and agreeing with itmentally but not working the
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  • process of getting the Word inyour heart. Head faith is simply
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  • being positive, but heart faithis a complete different thing.
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  • In Romans 10:8-11, it says here,"But what does it say? 'God's
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  • Word is near you. It is in yourmouth and then it gets into your
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  • heart.' That is, the word offaith which we preach. That if
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  • you confess with your mouth theLord Jesus and believe in your
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  • heart that God has raised Himfrom the dead, you will be
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  • saved. For with the heart onebelieves unto righteousness, and
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  • with the mouth confession ismade to salvation. For the
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  • Scripture says, 'Whoeverbelieves from the heart, on Him
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  • will not be put to shame.'" I'mtalking to somebody right now
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  • who's tried faith. I'm talkingto somebody right now who's
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  • tried prayer. I'm talking tosomebody right now who maybe
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  • just needs to learn and grow.But there's so many Christians
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  • who have tried to believe God,tried prayer, tried faith, and
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  • you have not learned the processof faith. And therefore, in your
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  • attempts to believe God, in yourattempts to pray, when things
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  • fail, you just blame Him. Youget discouraged. You get
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  • offended. And then you juststopped. Which is exactly what
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  • Mark chapter 4 teaches us. Thatas soon as you hear the truth of
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  • God's Word, Satan comesimmediately to try to steal the
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  • Word. Why? Because it's the Wordthat grows heart faith. We must
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  • read it, understand it, spendday after day in it. We must
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  • have a lifestyle of meditatingin the Word, speaking the Word,
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  • declaring the promises of Goddaily. Someone said, "It's just
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  • too complicated, pastor. I justdon't get it." Listen, we don't
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  • let somebody cut off a wart offyour hand until they go to seven
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  • years minimum to become adoctor. You just want to, I just
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  • don't get it. Well, study. TheBible says study to show
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  • yourself approved unto God, as aworkman that needeth not to be
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  • ashamed and rightly divide theword of truth. If you will get
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  • into God's Word and meditate,something unique takes place. As
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  • you learn the Word of God withyour mind, Holy Spirit, if you
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  • spend time with Him each day,will take the words that you
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  • learn, and they will get intoyour heart. And as they get into
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  • your heart, you have what iscalled real Bible faith. I want
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  • you to understand that if youhave lost, failed. If you have
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  • tried and you didn't make it.Hang in there. Keep working the
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  • process of getting the Word ofGod from your head to your heart
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  • until you could teach it. Andthen it gets from your head into
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  • your heart, you'll find youstart believing things. You'll
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  • find you'll start praying aboutstuff with such confidence.
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  • You'll find a peace of God thatis on you the world cannot have.
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  • You'll find the joy that isthere not because of the
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  • happenings but because the joyof the Lord is your strength.
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  • Happiness comes from happeningsbut when things aren't
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  • happening, you don't havehappiness. No. I've got joy. And
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  • if the day is just awful and itjust -, I just walk in joy
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  • anyway because it's my sourcenot my happenings. And as you
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  • learn to do that, you'll findthat the joy of the Lord is your
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  • strength and you will win, andyou will see your life changing
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  • all around you. There are someamazing promises in the Word of
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  • God. That are there for thestorms that come against us in
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  • life. That they are there forpolitical storms, physical
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  • storms, sicknesses, viruses, wartime, you know, financial
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  • storms, etcetera. And here'swhat the Bible says. It
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  • literally teaches us that notonly should you not get sick
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  • with it. But it says that thesickness, the disease should not
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  • even come near your dwellingplace. In Psalm 91:9-11, it says
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  • here, "The Lord is yourprotection. You have made God
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  • the Most High your place ofsafety. Nothing bad, evil or
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  • harmful. No disaster or plaguewill follow you, approach you or
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  • your home." Let's just believeGod that these promises in Psalm
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  • 91 that this sickness, there'sno disease, there's no infirmity
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  • that even comes near my house.Let alone my body. That even
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  • come near my home or mybusiness. Let alone my kids. You
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  • begin to take God's Word andbelieve it. Someone said, "Leon,
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  • that's Pollyanna thinking." Areyou kidding me? Did you know
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  • some of the latest books onmedicine are showing you that
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  • there's a lot of parts of yourbody that don't work till you
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  • believe. They'll show you that alot of your body is dominated by
  • 00:12:31.476 --> 00:12:35.513
  • the words that you speak. Thatsubconsciously your body is
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  • trying to do whatever you sayverbally. There is so much data
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  • out there that continues toconfirm the teachings in the
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  • Word of God. And that's not evenadding the presence of God. But
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  • the Bible says here in verse 11that His angels are here to
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  • guard us in all of our wayswherever you go. Now, you can
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  • say, "Oh, I don't believe thatstuff." Good for you. You get to
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  • believe what you want. And thereare consequences to what you
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  • believe. I get to believe what Iwant and there are consequences
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  • to what I believe. So I havediscovered that whom I'm going
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  • to listen to? The latestscientist where they change
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  • every five years. The latesthealth doctor? Well, new things
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  • are changing every couple ofyears. Stuff they've practiced
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  • just five years ago, they thinkthat is antiquity and it's
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  • useless. They got better ideas.Things are always changing. But
  • 00:13:29.400 --> 00:13:33.071
  • truth is in His Word. And Jesussaid, "I am the way, the truth,
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  • and the life." I have found thatputting my life on the promises
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  • of God and believing them causesthings to happen. The favor of
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  • God. My body switches on. Mymind goes to peace. The people
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  • around me, they see that as anattractive force as God begins
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  • to bring people that you need inyour way. He begins to remove
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  • and keep at bay the people whowant to hurt you. This is a
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  • promise for the season you're intoday. No deadly thing even
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  • comes near your home, yourdwelling. Another promise that I
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  • like is in Mark 16:18. A greatpromise for today. It literally
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  • teaches us that nothing that youeat, breath, absorb at all is
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  • going to hurt you. And in Mark16:18, in the middle of that
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  • verse it says, "If they drinkany deadly thing, it shall not
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  • hurt them." Well, in those days,poison was mostly delivered
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  • through liquids. And so ifanything came to kill you. You
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  • know, He's saying no. As theenemy tries to kill you in
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  • physical ways or people poisonyou. No deadly things going to
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  • hurt you. But today, the enemyis trying to poison our
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  • environment, trying to poisonour food. There's poison
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  • everywhere according to them.Well, if that's the case, then
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  • I'm still going to claim thisverse and I just add these other
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  • words to it. That no deadlything that I eat. Now, I'm going
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  • to add eat, drink, absorb,breath. Why? Because all of them
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  • are pathways into my body. So ifGod's going to protect me with
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  • eating. Of course, He's going toprotect drinking, eating,
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  • absorbing, breathing. And sowherever I go, I use wisdom. It
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  • doesn't mean that I just, I'mstupid and be presumptuous. No.
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  • I walk with wisdom in all that Ido, eat, drink, go, etcetera.
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  • But then what I believe is thatno weapon formed against me that
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  • prospers and that no deadlything. I don't care how he tries
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  • to access my body, my family,shall in anyway hurt me. And I
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  • speak these words every day.There is something about the
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  • spoken word. You see, the Bibleis not the sword of the Spirit.
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  • I love the Bible. The sword ofthe Spirit is the Bible coming
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  • out of your mouth. That's whatit is. The sword of your human
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  • spirit. That's what it teachesus in Ephesians 6:10 and on. And
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  • the sword of the Spirit which isthe Word of God praying always.
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  • I get up every day and I justdeclare what God's Word says
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  • over my family, my health, mybody, the finances, this church,
  • 00:16:10.395 --> 00:16:13.564
  • my country. Where we're going,friends, my grandkids, my unborn
  • 00:16:13.598 --> 00:16:18.703
  • great grandchildren and beyond.I just declare the promises of
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  • God. As you speak the Word, itdoes two things. Speaking God's
  • 00:16:22.840 --> 00:16:27.578
  • Word moves it from your head toyour heart. That's a part of
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  • this process. And then as youlearn, in the Bible says that
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  • even the angels of God arelistening to your words. The
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  • demons of hell are listening toyour words. And the Bible says
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  • that angels, it says, "Bless theLord, you His angels, mighty in
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  • strength, who obey the voice ofHis word." Why doesn't it say
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  • they obey God? They do becausethey also obey the voice of
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  • God's Word. When you and faithspeak, the Word of God, it
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  • releases them to begin toprotect and bring about all the
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  • things that are needed. Read theOld Testament and you will see
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  • the angelic host according toHebrews 1:14 are here for
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  • everybody who is a follower anda believer on Jesus Christ.
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  • Angels it says are ministeringspirits to you as a mom, to you
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  • as a dad, to you as agrandparent, a businessperson.
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  • They are making things happen,causing things to happen. You
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  • don't see a thing. In fact, theBible says that many of us
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  • entertain angels unaware.They're there doing things,
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  • causing things. And we need torecognize there are two spirit
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  • kingdoms. And yes, the world canlaugh all at once, a devil with
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  • a pitch folk and a tail. Youknow, his greatest goal is to
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  • make people think he doesn'texist because then every thought
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  • they have, they think it'stheirs. Every emotion they have,
  • 00:17:53.798 --> 00:17:57.401
  • they think it's real. But theydon't recognize the fiery darts
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  • of the enemy that he's shootingat you as a Christian. He's
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  • shooting different moods at you.He's shooting different whiny,
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  • complaints at you. He's tryingto get you to see how bad things
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  • are around you. It's time to getup and love your life and
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  • believe God to get better. Butit's time to stop being so
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  • negative and giving the devilyour mouth. You know that Peter,
  • 00:18:16.354 --> 00:18:22.193
  • Peter was with Jesus and Hesays, "Who am I?" Peter said,
  • 00:18:22.226 --> 00:18:26.097
  • "You're the Christ. The Son ofthe living God." And Jesus said,
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  • "Blessed are you because God hasrevealed this to you." Then in
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  • the same chapter Jesus istelling them what He's going to
  • 00:18:35.506 --> 00:18:38.009
  • suffer to go to the cross. AndPeter now thinks he's the man
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  • goes, "Not so. This shall notbe." And Jesus turns to him and
  • 00:18:42.079 --> 00:18:46.317
  • says, "Get thee behind me,Satan." Did you know people you
  • 00:18:46.350 --> 00:18:51.589
  • love can listen to God and talkto you or listen to the devil
  • 00:18:51.622 --> 00:18:55.560
  • and talk to you. And you betterbe good in understanding the
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  • difference. When you speak outof your flesh, he'll get you to
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  • discourage people, say thingsthat hurt people. To be
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  • spiritually minded is life. Tobe physically minded or
  • 00:19:04.535 --> 00:19:07.605
  • self-centered is death. Theenemy can speak through anybody.
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  • He's always firing thoughts andemotions, hurts, and arrogance.
  • 00:19:11.943 --> 00:19:16.147
  • Anything he can to get people tovoice words and to say things
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  • that even Peter standing besideJesus in the same day Jesus
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  • said, "All right, God showed youthat. All right, that's the
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  • devil talking through you." Andwe need to learn to listen and
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  • that our mouth be for God.Another promise that I love is
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  • Galatians 3:13 that teaches usthat Christ has redeemed us from
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  • the curse of the law. I don'tcare what name the medical field
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  • gives a condition. I don't careif they call it covid-19 or
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  • covid-32. I don't care if theycall it AIDS this and HIV that.
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  • I don't care if they call itcancer this or cancer. I don't
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  • care what name they give it. Andit makes it sound as if they
  • 00:19:57.021 --> 00:19:59.957
  • really know their stuff whenthey can give something a name.
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  • But to name it doesn't mean athing. I was working with a dear
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  • sister and she had some kind ofa condition. She was believing
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  • God for a miracle in the midstof a cancer thing and so she got
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:11.669
  • really sick. And so she namedthis name out. It had so many
  • 00:20:11.702 --> 00:20:16.474
  • syllables, prefixes and suffixesthat I couldn't even repeat it
  • 00:20:16.507 --> 00:20:19.944
  • and so it sounded reallycomplex. I said, "What in the
  • 00:20:19.977 --> 00:20:23.681
  • world is that?" Oh, I asked thedoctor. It means an unknown
  • 00:20:23.714 --> 00:20:28.386
  • result from chemo. I said, "Whyin the world do people have to
  • 00:20:28.419 --> 00:20:31.722
  • give these complicated names tomake it sound as if they've got
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  • it all together." And I said,"By the way, every name bows to
  • 00:20:34.825 --> 00:20:39.263
  • the name of Jesus." I don't carehow much they confuse it. I
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  • don't care what they call it.We've got to understand that
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  • according to Jesus, He became acurse for you, and He bore the
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  • curse, and God will never put iton you. So if there's something
  • 00:20:49.640 --> 00:20:54.145
  • going on in your life, you canwith confidence say, "God is
  • 00:20:54.178 --> 00:20:58.582
  • with me against this sickness.God is with me against the
  • 00:20:58.616 --> 00:21:02.119
  • storm. God is with me againstthe poverty. God is with me
  • 00:21:02.153 --> 00:21:06.157
  • against the attack of thatperson." God is with me and
  • 00:21:06.190 --> 00:21:09.260
  • begin to learn. Man, as youlearn the Word, you are going to
  • 00:21:09.293 --> 00:21:11.696
  • become credible. Declare thatevery mouth that rises against
  • 00:21:11.729 --> 00:21:15.666
  • me I put it down in the name ofJesus. A promise for all those
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  • that lie about you, talk aboutyou, backstab you, try to get
  • 00:21:19.103 --> 00:21:22.873
  • things out that will ruin yourreputation which happens to all
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  • of us. Begin to declare thepromises of God. You need to
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  • know that the curse, okay? It'snot allowed but you have to
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  • believe that. When you look at apromise of God, the Bible says
  • 00:21:34.051 --> 00:21:37.955
  • in 1 John 4:17, that you arealready qualified. He's already
  • 00:21:37.988 --> 00:21:43.761
  • paid you. 2 Corinthians 1:20 aswell. It says for no matter how
  • 00:21:43.794 --> 00:21:48.232
  • many promises God's made. Theyare yes. That's like going to a
  • 00:21:48.265 --> 00:21:53.204
  • store. What's your favoritestore ladies? And walking up to
  • 00:21:53.237 --> 00:21:57.041
  • and you're looking at the priceon something. And it just says,
  • 00:21:57.074 --> 00:21:59.677
  • "Yeah, yes. God's already paidfor it. Redeemed. He's already
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  • paid for the blessing, qualifiedyou for the blessing and not the
  • 00:22:03.681 --> 00:22:06.984
  • curse. And so everything youfind in the promises of God's
  • 00:22:07.017 --> 00:22:10.020
  • Word has already been paid forby Jesus on the cross. You've
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  • already been qualified for. Justbelieve it. Great faith doesn't
  • 00:22:13.023 --> 00:22:17.161
  • come from a storm. The stormthat attacked the two houses.
  • 00:22:17.194 --> 00:22:20.698
  • The one on sand, it didn't helpit. It destroyed it. All storms
  • 00:22:20.731 --> 00:22:24.869
  • come to destroy you. And iteither does or it can't. And I
  • 00:22:24.902 --> 00:22:29.940
  • choose to make sure that Jesusand His Word are on the inside
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  • of me. As you look ahead, whoyou're going to marry? What's
  • 00:22:33.744 --> 00:22:36.447
  • your life going to be like? Howare you going to have the
  • 00:22:36.480 --> 00:22:38.549
  • career? How you're going toraise your kids? What's going to
  • 00:22:38.582 --> 00:22:40.518
  • happen to you? You don't wait tosee what my life will be like.
  • 00:22:40.551 --> 00:22:44.188
  • You decide your life is the waythe Word of God teaches us. You
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  • don't just get up and hope todayis going to be good. You get up
  • 00:22:48.726 --> 00:22:51.996
  • and prophesy this year out. Youget up and speak to any mountain
  • 00:22:52.029 --> 00:22:55.299
  • you see. You get up and declarethe blessing of the Lord in the
  • 00:22:55.332 --> 00:22:58.402
  • land of the living. You get upand declare that no weapon
  • 00:22:58.436 --> 00:23:01.472
  • formed against me is going toprosper but everything I put my
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  • hand to does. As you begin tospeak His Word each day,
  • 00:23:03.707 --> 00:23:07.511
  • meditate in His Word each day.The Word drops from your head
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  • which is head faith, into yourheart which is heart faith. My
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  • challenge to you today is this.Have you been so trivial, so
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  • lazy? Have you not studied theWord, spent time in the Word?
  • 00:23:19.690 --> 00:23:23.694
  • That you are simply a mentalassent Christian. Mental
  • 00:23:23.727 --> 00:23:27.765
  • agreement. A head faith. Butyou've never taken the Word of
  • 00:23:27.798 --> 00:23:32.369
  • God to a heart faith. You cancry. You can pray. You can say,
  • 00:23:32.403 --> 00:23:36.474
  • "Well, God supposed to answer myprayers." Continue to study.
  • 00:23:36.507 --> 00:23:40.444
  • It's deeper than that. It'sbeautiful. It's easy. But it
  • 00:23:40.478 --> 00:23:44.081
  • says, "Study to show yourselfapproved unto God, as a workman
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  • that needeth not to be ashamedand rightly divide the word of
  • 00:23:47.384 --> 00:23:50.321
  • truth. Not so that you get astar on your study chart, but
  • 00:23:50.354 --> 00:23:54.091
  • because it is up to you to movethe Word of God, to discover it
  • 00:23:54.124 --> 00:23:58.629
  • through knowledge in yourhead and then move it
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  • into your heart.
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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
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  • 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
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  • disciplining yourself with Biblereading. But when it comes to
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  • direction from God, the Biblesays, "My sheep hear My voice."
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  • And it says that He leads us byname. There is such a specific
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  • guidance from God that it is byname. And so it's crucial to
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  • God that we are led by theSpirit of God. And so I wanna
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