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Controlling Your Mind & Emotions Part 2

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October 26, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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Controlling Your Mind & Emotions 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: Whatever you can accomplish or can't
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  • accomplish is not determined by necessarily a gifting or a
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  • skill. It's determined by a preset boundary that comes out
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  • of the deepest beliefs in your subconscious or your heart.
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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.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: When the Bible says, and God says it was good. The word
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  • good means in harmony. But today, anywhere you succeed will
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  • usually destroy something in your life. And we have sayings
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  • like you can't have your cake and eat it, too. You can be
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  • successful here and in every other area of your life and we
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  • actually believe that. And so people in the world, they can
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  • have success in one area but there's always gonna be areas
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  • they're struggling with. It could be their own mind. Today,
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  • people don't know why they struggle with depression or
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  • struggle with addictions and that they can't get rid of. Or
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  • struggle with desires that they go, "Where in the world does it
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  • coming from?" Evil desires or crazy desires. Moods, there's
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  • just things that are going on that the world doesn't
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  • understand. And although psychology proliferates in our
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  • universities and has exploded into multiple different kinds of
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  • psychology. They don't even totally agree that this issue of
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  • walking out emotional health. Our behavior being something
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  • that we want and enjoy that others do. The ability to have
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  • relationships. Last week I talked about how that, you know,
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  • if you ask somebody who's the most peaceful person you can
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  • think about? Well, I can think about a monk. You know, he just
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  • walks a certain way in a rob. You know, he puts his fingers a
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  • certain way, but he lives in a cave on an island. Okay, with
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  • nobody around. No noise. Give him a wife and four kids and
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  • let's see how peaceful he is, okay? In other words, God never
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  • designed peace to be the absence of everything else. According to
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  • God, He designed your life to be filled with everything good and
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  • you can manage it. But in the world wherever you succeed, the
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  • very success of it will cause another area to be hurt. And so
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  • that's why we need to understand this issue. We need to
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  • understand our emotions and our feelings, two different things.
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  • We need to understand how to get the three parts of you in order.
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  • Because if you get the three parts of you out of order, and
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  • you are living with your reasoning in lead position, and
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  • your body and its desires and feelings in second position, and
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  • your spirit some kind of afterthought when you go to
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  • church. Your life is gonna be one hell of a mess. I didn't
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  • swear. The word hell is in the Bible. All right, so now if you
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  • were to put, so if you put reasoning first, what happens is
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  • the creative element of your spirit where the Spirit of God
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  • is. That's where His peace is, where His joy is. That is where
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  • every, that's where the relationship you can have with
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  • Jesus is. Jesus, He's within you. His presence is within you.
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  • So spirit must be in lead position. This sensing, this
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  • intuitive knowing, this conscience as to how you live
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  • your life. This is the presence of God speaking to your spirit
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  • and that voice must be in lead position. Then reasoning which
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  • is the voice of your mind is a stunningly amazing thing. Like,
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  • you know, some Christians think you're supposed to put your
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  • brain on tilt and that knowing Jesus is just an ethereal
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  • magical feeling. Just pray for something and He does it. But
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  • that's not what the Word of God teaches, and until you
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  • understand that all of the teachings of Jesus which people
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  • struggle to understand or actually how to walk in the
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  • kingdom of God, okay? And how that before you get to the place
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  • called heaven. You can function in the very attributes and the
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  • powers that are in heaven. Its peace, its joy, its health, its
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  • flow. All of that is available to us now even though we are
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  • living on this fallen planet filled with hell and heartache
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  • and hurt and disease and sickness. You are allowed
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  • according to Jesus that you can live out this kingdom principles
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  • and the power of its kingdom is available to us now. But most
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  • Christians simply get saved, try to be good. When they die, they
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  • go to heaven. But in the meantime, they struggle to deal
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  • with the emotional element, their behavior element. The
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  • addictions, the desires of the body, mixed with this. And then,
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  • not only that but the deepest most powerful beliefs you have,
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  • you won't even be aware of. Because the heart which is the
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  • connection between your spirit and the rest of you, it has
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  • beliefs. That your parents, your religious leaders, things that
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  • happened to you, the way you were raised, the culture of a
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  • small town, a big city, another country. All of these things
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  • have formed a deep belief system that is subconscious. It is
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  • below your thinking and it causes feelings to rise up that
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  • you don't know why it's always there. The beliefs that you have
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  • in your heart are the deepest most powerful beliefs in your
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  • life. According to Proverbs 4, I'm gonna quote a lot of verse.
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  • I don't have time to read it. In Proverbs 4:23 it says there that
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  • you must guard your heart because out of it flow the
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  • forces of life. When you look that up in the Strong's, it
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  • actually says the boundaries. It could be a force or a boundary.
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  • Meaning that whatever you can accomplish or can't accomplish
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  • is not determined by necessarily a gifting or a skill. It's
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  • determined by a preset boundary that comes out of the deepest
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  • beliefs in your subconscious or your heart. And that these
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  • boundaries must continually be moved like a set point. And that
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  • if you succeed beyond that set point, that belief that you
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  • have, your literal heart will pull you back down to where the
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  • boundary is. You cannot get past boundaries that are set by the
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  • heart. And if you for example by the luck of the Irish get a job
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  • that you don't believe is really for you, you'll destroy it. You
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  • will destroy your success because the heart which is the
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  • autopilot for your life always holds you on course. So that,
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  • you know, on autopilot on a plane, if you're going east, it
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  • keeps you on east. If you're going to Philadelphia, it's
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  • going to Philadelphia. And when the wind blows it or something
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  • puts it off course, this computer puts it back on course
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  • all the time. And so the course of your heart, the Bible teaches
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  • us that as a man thinks in his heart is the way he lives. It's
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  • a direction that his life goes. So because you've been
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  • established with parents who probably didn't know any better,
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  • grandparents, religious leaders, things that happened to you that
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  • you made judgment on, etcetera. You are filled with beliefs that
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  • right now are determining your entire future. I thought God was
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  • determining your future. No. God has given you all the promises.
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  • He has a plan for your life. Ephesians 2:10 says He's made a
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  • path ahead of time for you to follow. That you should follow
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  • it. Okay? But so you say, "Well, Leon, are you saying that then
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  • what's going on in my life is my fault? It's coming out of my
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  • heart?" Yes and no. Yes, it is coming out of your heart. No, it
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  • might not be your fault because you didn't put those beliefs
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  • there. So don't get full of guilt and condemnation if
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  • something has happened that has caused pain and hurt and
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  • heartache and loss of loved ones. No, no. But now that you
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  • are where you are today, it's not your fault for where you
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  • have come and all that has happened. But now it's your
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  • responsibility to change your heart, to change the autopilot.
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  • From the teenager to the oldest that is here. You must focus and
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  • have this ability. So if you want to control these emotions
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  • that are going crazy or this sense of no purpose and what is
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  • wrong with me. I don't quite fit in. Though all these feelings,
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  • if you want to control this subconscious which is
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  • determining, and you don't even know why. There are things that
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  • you believe that happened to you before you can even remember,
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  • okay? And we've proven that. The Bible is clear with that, too.
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  • What do we do? All right. Jesus has a teaching in Mark 4 so
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  • profound. That He says that if you don't understand this
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  • parable, you won't understand the rest of my parables. And He
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  • begins to teach this ability to begin to change the very
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  • emotional makeup, the very belief makeup. The very
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  • subconscious beliefs can all be changed. Now, most of the
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  • experts today will tell you that we can't change you. In fact,
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  • most of the stuff I have read through all the different flows
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  • of psychology will say, the best we can do is help you control
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  • behavior. We can help you so that your relationships aren't
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  • so bad. We'll make it a little bit better. And when you buy
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  • into that, it means it's better than nothing for sure. But the
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  • Bible doesn't teach that behavior can be just modeled a
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  • little bit better. The Bible teaches freedom and that the
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  • freedom that comes, comes from knowing the truth. But not
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  • knowing truth in your head but knowing truth at such a deep
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  • level that it sets you free. Now, you say, "Well, Leon, why
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  • is it so powerful?" Well, it's the way God designed it. I
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  • should give you an example. You know in your head you should
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  • lose weight. You know in your head it's easy to do. Eat less,
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  • move more. You know that you'll live longer. You know things
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  • will be better. You believe that. Yet, most people don't
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  • last two weeks. Because there's something else that is rising up
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  • from within them that drives them towards whatever. And so
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  • the heart is the autopilot. Now, in Mark chapter 4 Jesus is
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  • teaching there that your heart is continually having, is
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  • continually being seeded like a garden. Now these seeds aren't
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  • one word. It's the Word of God. But it's the concepts that God
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  • has. It's His truth. It's truth. It's the beliefs of God, the
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  • knowledge of God that is seeded in your world. And it goes on to
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  • say that sowing seed, planting seed into your garden is,
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  • happens when you focus and you think, you meditate on a topic.
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  • The longer you meditate the more that seed is taking root. Now it
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  • can be positive. It can be negative. In Mark chapter 4 one
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  • of the examples Jesus gives is that a believer can begin to
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  • hear the Word and hear truth and the Word gets into their heart
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  • and it begins to grow the Bible says. But all of a sudden,
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  • thorns and thistles choke it out and kill it. How many times I
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  • wonder have we begun to say, "Okay, I'm gonna believe what
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  • God says about me. I'm gonna focus on that." You hear the
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  • Word. You make a few prayers and the Word begins to take root and
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  • it starts to grow. But then all of sudden, it says thorns and
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  • thistles begin to choke out the Word and you'll have no harvest.
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  • There's no miraculous change in your life. Even though you're
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  • born-again, spirit-filled. You're praying for change, but
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  • these thorns and thistles are choking it out. And Jesus goes
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  • on in Mark 4 to explain that thorns and thistles are focusing
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  • on the heartache, the pain, the pleasure, the deceitfulness of
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  • this world, desires for other things. Everything off of the
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  • Word that when you focus on it, you're beginning to throw those
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  • seeds into your heart. And so which ones are gonna grow? Well,
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  • in this case, the thorns choke out the Word. Which means
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  • there's no change in the directions that they want. So
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  • this makes the mind a very important part because it seems
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  • to be that the mind has an ability to focus on something,
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  • and that what the mind focuses on is what seeds the heart.
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  • Therefore, what you look at, what you listen, because there
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  • are three gateways to the heart. What you hear, what you see, and
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  • what you say. So we all think we're gonna look whatever we
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  • want. We can think about whatever we want. Listen to
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  • whatever we want. Watch whatever we want. It doesn't bother me.
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  • I'm gonna be fine. Actually, that's not true. All three
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  • gates, what you see, what you hear, and what you say are being
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  • seed is going into your heart. What's gonna last? The whatever
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  • you focus on the most. Now, here's where it takes
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  • discipline. Because the Bible teaches us that we should focus
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  • on His Word. And as you focus on His Word, most people focus on
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  • the Word enough to get the Word kind of started in their heart.
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  • But you'll notice, I mean, it could be 25% of all the
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  • believers, because if we really use this analogy that you don't
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  • ever seem to get the things in the areas you want to finish,
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  • finished. Why not? Actually, it's very simple. If you just
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  • hang in there another week. If you would just listen to God's
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  • Word each day. If you would just do some devotions and practice
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  • focusing on the truths of God's Word. As you are focused, the
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  • Bible says it this way. The thought and study that you give
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  • to the truth you're focused on, it says it brings more besides.
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  • And so thought, study. Most of us like magical thinking. I'm a
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  • Christian. I just pray and Jesus answers my prayer. That's
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  • actually not true. The Bible says you're responsible for your
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  • heart and God will never touch it. He's given you His Word, His
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  • presence, and His Spirit. Now, use these beautiful tools and
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  • you with freewill go redo that heart. And as you do that which
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  • is your subconscious, you begin to change the very driving
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  • force, the very autopilot of your life. Now, here's what's
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  • interesting. When you learn how unique the Word is, that I can
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  • begin to take relational promises about my marriage, my
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  • sex life, my children, my friendships and if I say on that
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  • not just for the day, but for a week, for a second week. Most
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  • people will say that if you can stay on something for 30 days,
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  • phenomenal changes will come again. And I think that's true.
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  • If you can just stay focus on some things. Listen to that
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  • message over and over. Something unique begins to take place
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  • because the seed begins to come up. Thorns and thistles which
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  • you no longer focusing on so much every day. No longer are
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  • coming up like they were, and this thing actually comes to
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  • harvest. What does that mean? That means all of a sudden, this
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  • relationship start to change and you've kind of felt it a little
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  • bit here or there. But things begin to change in this area.
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  • And the Bible says that the measure of thought and study you
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  • give to the truth you hear is what determines the measure of
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  • the harvest. And then it says and more besides will come to
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  • you who stay focus. Isn't that interesting? Because I have
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  • found that, that when I did the work of just not trying to earn
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  • it. Just focusing on God's promises in this area, that when
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  • I begin to sense this harvest and things in me begin to change
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  • which cause the people around me to change. That it no longer was
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  • just that effort, but it just seemed to cause more and more
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  • besides. Great relationships are coming my way and they're
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  • amazing and beautiful and I'm going, "Wow! And this all this
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  • is?" Yeah, healing. You want healing. Well, you can just, you
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  • know, to do what you want. Suck back every pop, every bag of
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  • chips, don't eat properly. You know, don't sleep properly.
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  • Don't deal with your worry and anxiety and a, because when I
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  • get sick, I just pray and God will heal me. It's actually not
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  • true. The Bible says that where we are to lay hands on the sick.
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  • It's talking about the world. And it says we're to go to the
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  • world and minister to them the blessing and the favor of God.
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  • But as for you, you should walk in a place where you are
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  • preventing all this. If you need a miracle, then you're not doing
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  • good. You need a financial miracle. You're in brink
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  • bankruptcy. You need a physical miracle. You're dying. You need
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  • a relational miracle. You're getting divorced. Why did you do
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  • that to get that bad? The blessing and the favor of God
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  • was yours if you'd be growing it and get these beliefs deep down
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  • in your heart. And so it's very crucial. That if you want to see
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  • change, to stop doing it the lazy way of just, "I have a
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  • Bible. So I can have whatever I pray about." Well, that's not
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  • exactly what it's saying if you take it into context. It's
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  • teaching you and I and all the teachings of Jesus, all of the
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  • epistles are showing you and I how to deal with condemnation
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  • and guilt, how to know who you are and that these things must
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  • be focused. And now, did you know that according to Dr.
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  • Caroline Leaf and many other experts on the brain. They'll
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  • tell you that the speech center of the brain overrides every
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  • other part of the brain. If you ever get locked into temptation,
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  • locked into depression, unhappiness. If you ever get
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  • locked into something or you just can't seem to clear. You're
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  • going, "Ahh!" You can't sleep. Whatever is going on. The way to
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  • stop it isn't to kind of pray and think it off. The Bible
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  • gives us real keys. It says life and death are in the power of
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  • the tongue. So when something is going on, an emotion you can't
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  • change, a direction you can't seem to stop. Something that
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  • goes on in a marriage, a relationship that you just can't
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  • stand. You don't even like yourself in that relationship.
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  • You need to take the promises of God and you need to confess
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  • them. Now, people don't like confessing because it feels
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  • weird to confess what isn't true. That's actually the issue
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  • and they'll find the people in the faith movement who confess
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  • the Word for a miracle that they struggle because in your heart
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  • you know that what you're saying is not true. So but when you
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  • understand the truth, that if I've got acorn in my hand and
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  • I'm holding it right here, and I say there's an oak tree in this
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  • acorn. You know that. Once you embrace that and you believe
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  • that, you can apply what's needed to give it the time to
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  • become. So when you confess the Word, it's got two steps. The
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  • first step is the seeding of it into your heart. So you begin to
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  • say, "No, my relationship is blessed. The presence of God is
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  • upon us. The favor of God is upon us. The peace of God roles
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  • our heart. In the name of Jesus, I am a virtuous woman who can
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  • find my husband is." Whatever promise you want. You begin to
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  • speak the promises. Now, you think you're trying to change
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  • that man. No, that's witchcraft. Okay? Witchcraft is trying to
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  • force another human spirit to submit to your will and lots of
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  • Christians try that. They get so frustrated. What you're doing is
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  • you are taking the promises of God and you are sowing them,
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  • planting them in your heart. And then these promises begin to
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  • come out. You begin to believe them. You begin to be at peace
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  • with them. And the impact that you have in all of your
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  • relationships because these promises change you and it begin
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  • to come to fruition. And right from the very heart deepest
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  • level these things begin to change. It works that way on
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  • your health. It works that way on every part of you. Most of
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  • you don't look at yourselves enough to say, what areas of my
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  • beliefs off? Any area you can't get results your beliefs are
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  • off, and you have to do the work of seeding God's Word. And when
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  • I say God's Word, I mean, God's concepts. God's truths. And then
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  • stay thinking on it. What I do is I take the Word of God and I
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  • listen to messages every day. At least one, and I'll do it in the
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  • morning. And I take time off to study the area that I need to
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  • focus on. Like if I would take this message, get it and I would
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  • listen to it every day for a solid week. And then I would
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  • think about certain areas. I would find promises in the areas
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  • where all of a sudden, this fear begins to rise up. I'm starting
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  • to get angry. I'm not happy what's going on. I say, Father,
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  • I want to thank You that Your Word says of mine, I am governed
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  • by the peace of God. I want to thank You right now. Someone
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  • say, "I can just pray and have peace." It's not what the Bible
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  • says. Well, I just pray and ask God for joy. It's not what the
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  • Bible says. Well, I just pray for self-control. It's not what
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  • the Bible says. See, Christians are so screwed up. They're just
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  • lazy. The Bible says you can grow them. The fruit of the
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  • Spirit is love. You can grow in love. The Spirit is joy. The
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  • fruit of the Spirit is a peace, a patience. These things we must
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  • on purpose begin to go after and as you do, and you begin to
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  • change this heart level where who your identity is so tied to
  • 00:22:05.080 --> 00:22:11.040
  • heart beliefs. That when you begin to take God's Word and
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  • speak it. You're not trying to change people or things. You are
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  • simply seeding, sowing, planting God's Word into your heart or
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  • let me put it into a modern word. You are simply putting new
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  • data into the autopilot of your life. And if you do not deal
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  • with the autopilot, you'll still go to heaven when you die. You
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  • just live like hell in the meantime as depress, unhappy,
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:42.080
  • mess up, all the things that are not in your life. But the Word
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  • was designed for you to take it and you begin to read,
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  • understand, focus on it. What you focus on, you magnify. What
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  • you magnify, owns you. And so the heart, this autopilot. It's
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  • been given to you and all of God's Word will teach you how to
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  • reprogram it. So that all of His promises and His presence on the
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  • inside of you can give you the life you've been dreaming about.
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  • I don't care what everybody else says. I don't care where your
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  • career is going even in the world. That no one's got a job
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  • in here. It's doesn't matter what anybody does when God's
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  • Word is planted in an area nothing can stop the harvest.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: God calls you favoured, healed, and
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  • -LEON: When the Bible talks about speaking to mountains or
  • 00:24:58.060 --> 00:25:01.270
  • declaring God's Word, a lot of people get hanged up here
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  • because if they speak something and it doesn't happen, they
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  • think it doesn't work. But there are two steps to declaring the
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  • promises of God. The first step is what I would call planting
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  • God's Word in the soil of your heart. That's what Mark chapter
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  • 4 is about. The entire chapter is the sower sows the Word. And
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  • so when you begin to declare the promises of God, like the Bible
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  • says that with long life He will satisfy me and show me His
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  • salvation. That promise says I have a long life. When I declare
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  • that promise, I am planting it in my heart. When I find
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  • promises that, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all
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  • His benefits. Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all
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  • your diseases." As I am just praying God's Word or speaking
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  • God's Word every day, I am planting the seed of God's Word
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  • because the Bible says that the Word of God is incorruptible
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  • seed, unkillable seed. And as I continue to declare God's Word,
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  • it gets planted in the soil of my heart. The Bible says it
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  • comes up, first the seed and then the grass and then harvest
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  • time comes. And so then as I continue to speak God's Word, my
  • 00:26:19.080 --> 00:26:24.060
  • heart gets planted. It chokes out the lies of the enemy and
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  • the wrong things and then I begin to experience it. Now, as
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  • I speak those promises, you can see them beginning to affect my
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  • life in every area as God's grace begins to flow in a
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  • beautiful way.
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