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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Only spokenwords have an effect on the
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  • worlds that are around us. Themental world, the spiritual
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  • world, the physical world. Thatit is the spoken Word of God
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  • that affects it. Which is whywhen we talk about prayer,
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  • it will talk about declaring it,supplicating it.
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  • It will talk about speaking it.
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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 Calgary,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: As a young man Iremember in my teens, for the
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  • first time getting this in myhead that my future was not in
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  • God's hands as a believer. Itwas in my hands in relationship
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  • with God. I've heard differentspeakers talked about things
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  • like, "You know, you just gothrough life and you hope for
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  • the best." And much of thepreaching that I hear when I
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  • travel in many of theconferences around the world has
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  • lowered the bar of the Christianlife. So that we can learn to
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  • sense His presence to bringpeace through your hell, comfort
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  • through your pain, to bring justa peace when nothing is working
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  • out. But it just stops there. Weknow God does that. But did you
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  • know that His Word goes waybeyond that? And it says you can
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  • speak to problems and they'vegot to obey you. It says there
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  • that you can declare your futureand the boundaries of your life.
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  • It says there that the wordsthat are spoken from your mouth
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  • when connected to your heart canactually bring about healing in
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  • your physical body, can actuallycause things on this planet to
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  • begin to move in your direction.The Word is so great about this
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  • topic of faith. And when I heardthe first time I really begin to
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  • pay attention because I probablyheard it multiple times. But all
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  • of a sudden, something in mylife made me pay attention to
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  • faith. So I can believe. Whatdoes that mean? What do you mean
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  • I can declare my future? Well, Ithought it was fixed, doesn't
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  • God, if I'm a Christian and Godis in control and He's got the
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  • whole world in His hands. Then Ifound out there's no verse in
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  • the Bible that says that. Weknow that God is in control of
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  • the overall time frame of theearth. That Satan's time is
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  • going to be up and He's going togo. We know that we win. That on
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  • this planet all these timeframes, God's in control of the
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  • overall time frame. But in mypersonal life, He wasn't
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  • controlling me. I could lie,cheat, swear, cuss, punch, or
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  • love, hug, hold, touching, andcarry. My choice. That all my
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  • choices had consequences. But toreally begin to explain to
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  • people that we can live a lifethat is beyond anything we can
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  • imagine is to make people beginto recognize that although you
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  • aren't responsible for much ofthe pain and the heartache in
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  • your life, because we don't knowwho raised you, where, and what
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  • people have done to you as achild and a baby and a kid,
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  • etcetera. But you're the onlyone who can take responsibility
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  • from where you are now anddecide where you're going to go
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  • in life. So God has placed yourfuture in your hands. You are
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  • powerful. You are amazing. Youare potent. And the enemy is
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  • scared, ridiculously scaredabout one thing. One thing about
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  • believers. He doesn't want youto learn to use your faith,
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  • because if you use your faith,you'll speak to mountains. If
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  • you use your faith, you'llbelieve ahead of time and things
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  • will happen. If you use yourfaith, you can touch nations.
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  • You can touch entire kingdomsfor the presence of God. Just
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  • read Hebrews 11 and all the menand women of the Old Testament
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  • who did stunning things withtheir lives. And today, people
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  • are a little bit confused justtrying to believe a way a
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  • headache. They're still arguingabout faith. I don't know if I
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  • believe that, pastor. Why isthat sir? Well, try that doesn't
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  • work for me. So I just don'tbelieve it. You know, you get to
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  • believe whatever you want.That's why, you know, so many
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  • people will try to engage meafter conferences or services.
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  • And if they have an open heartquestion, I'll try within just
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  • 30 seconds to stir them in theright direction. If someone's
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  • trying to correct me or tell me.Oh, I just say, "Hey, dude.
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  • Listen, you believe whatever youwant, not a problem." They're
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  • shocked that I would say that,because I don't argue with
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  • people. You know, basically Ilove you. But dude, don't care.
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  • You can go believe whatever youwant. And everything you believe
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  • is what begins to determine theboundaries of your life. So if
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  • you don't want to believe God'sWord, I'm not here to force you.
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  • I'm not going to put you in aheadlock and give you one of
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  • those rubbies on your head andgo, "You better believe." I just
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  • put it to practice in my life.And as a teenager, I discovered
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  • my words were so powerful. Thateven if I didn't believe they
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  • work, they work. And that mycontinual talking was
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  • determining my future. And thatalthough it may be wasn't the
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  • cause of things. I was omittinga stunning phenomenal ability
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  • that is given to all believersand it's called faith. Faith is
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  • not positive thinking. AlthoughI love positive people. Faith is
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  • a heart thing. I'm going to cutthrough a whole bunch of
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  • teaching and just give you someprinciples that I pray that you
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  • will look into and study on yourown. But according to Romans
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  • 12:3, there, every person whogives their life to Christ is
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  • given something very special.They are given something called
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  • a unit of faith. And thismeasure of faith that is given
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  • to them is the God kind offaith. We use the word faith
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  • very casually today. And, youknow, hey, I got faith in that
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  • truck. It will go somewhere. Igot faith in that coach. He'll
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  • see us through. And I understandit in a secular way. Yes. But
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  • that is nothing that the Bibleis talking about. It's just
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  • words that we have reused in adifferent way. New Age has
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  • learned that you can bepositive, and your business will
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  • go further. If you're positive,your body will get healthier. If
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  • you're positive, people will beattracted to you. There's a lot
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  • of positive New Age teachingwhich I actually like. I love
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  • all. Be positive. Be happy. Makea choice. But that has nothing
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  • to do with Bible faith and thefaith that is delivered to born
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  • again believers. You've beengiven a measure of God's faith.
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  • Now, what you do with thatmeasure is up to you. You can
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  • laugh about it and say, "I don'tknow if I believe that stuff."
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  • You can just be lazy. Neverstudy it. Never get into it. Or
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  • disobey all of the writtenrules. Did you know the Bible
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  • teaches that there is the law ofworks and there's the law of
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  • faith all through the NewTestament. In other words, there
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  • are Principles of the Law thatjust never work. And so Jesus
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  • came and died so we can livethis life of faith. Then when
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  • you look at prayer, if you arejust chatting with God, I don't
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  • need to move my mouth. I cantalk to Him from my heart. So
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  • can you. You know that. He knowsyour thoughts. He knows your
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  • heart. I can sit in there andcommune with God in the early
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  • morning or in my car just withmy mouth close God and I talk,
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  • and I'll get ideas and thingsI'm thinking about. But if I
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  • ever want to pray to get thingsdone, it must move out of my
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  • mind into spoken words becauseonly spoken words have an effect
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  • on the worlds that are aroundus. The mental world, the
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  • spiritual world, the physicalworld. That it is the spoken
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  • Word of God that affects it.Which is why when we talk about
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  • prayer, it will talk aboutdeclaring it, supplicating it.
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  • It will talk about speaking itbecause to pray with your mouth
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  • close and say, "God knows whatI'm saying." You don't
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  • understand it is the spoken Wordof God coming out of your mouth
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  • that causes all the forces ofhell to back off, because they
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  • have to obey the spoken Word ofGod. It attracts the angelic
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  • host according to Psalm 103,because they listen for God's
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  • Word to be spoken. Your spokenwords are crucial. They are
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  • powerful and they begin withinyou a faith life. This faith
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  • begins to rise up. Romans 10:17says, faith cometh. He's talking
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  • to Christians. Well, if faith iscoming, then could you be
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  • letting faith go? If faith needsto come on the scene in your own
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  • heart, can you be lazy and justlet it go? Yes. You can. I know,
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  • done that, been there, got theT-shirt. So many times in my
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  • life I just for some reason justslide off of operating in this
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  • God kind of faith like Mark11:21-22 talks about. In 1 John
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  • 5:4, "For whatever is born ofGod overcomes the world." If
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  • you're born again, then you havebeen designed to win, to
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  • succeed, to rise above. And theword overcome doesn't mean a
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  • constant battle of, "It's such afight." No, it means overcome.
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  • It means take it on and take itdown. And you're the head and
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  • not the tail. Overcome. What isit that puts us over in this
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  • life? It says even our faith.Your faith. Your faith. I
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  • believe. When I begin torecognize that I had a choice. I
  • 00:11:35.244 --> 00:11:39.315
  • can live my life on believingand know what faith is, or I can
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  • live my life in this passive,"Well, we're going to wait and
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  • see what God does." And thenfear would just take over my
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  • life. Fear is running thisplanet. I've never seen fear in
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  • my life! And I've been around afew decades. I've never seen
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  • fear like it is today. Iremember growing up in the
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  • towns. I remember being in mydad's church. I remember as a
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  • young pastor in my twenties andgoing -, But today, I've never
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  • seen fear take on countries,take on an entire families.
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  • Where we speak it. We believeit. We're stressed. We talk
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  • spread. It is all fear based. Ifyou're grumpy, it's fear based.
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  • If you don't smile and laugh,it's fear based. If you don't
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  • have a joy that just flows outof you. It is only fear is the
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  • alternative. And that fear, whoknows what that fear is. Some
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  • people don't even know what thefear is. It's just a spirit of
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  • fear that makes them negativeabout everything going on in
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  • their life. And that fear, youstudy some of the great
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  • psychologist and I have. I'veread my way through whole
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  • different thinking's and allkinds of psychology, just to see
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  • what have they discovered. It'sso lean. Now, they can
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  • pigeonhole the whole thing. Butsome of their greatest thinkers
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  • have said we have discoveredthat what people believe, what
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  • their attitude is, is what theirfuture begins to unfold. We have
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  • seen those who believed thatlife is nothing and I can't do
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  • anything, and they're filledwith fear. It just seems to
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  • attract things in their life.And we believe that we see
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  • people who are positive andgenerally, begins to attract
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  • whatever is going on on theinside and this is before we
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  • even get the Bible faith. InHosea 4:6, it says, "My people."
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  • This is Hosea. The prophet Hoseaunder the inspiration of God
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  • saying, "My people perished fora lack of knowledge." At our
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  • church we can preach a fewlittle happy ditties. Make you
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  • feel good about yourself whileyou lose, fail, depress,
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  • unhappy. And just, you know,because we don't want you to
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  • feel any pressure to change. No,we love you the way you are. But
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  • God loves you too much to leaveyou the way you are. His
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  • promises a life that'sphenomenal. Jesus said in John
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  • 10:10, I am come that you canhave life more abundantly. Which
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  • in the Greek means superior inquality. Do you have a life that
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  • is superior to the whole planetin quality? Do you have life
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  • that it says innumerable inquantity? You start talking
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  • friends and finances and theblessings of God innumerable.
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  • You can't count the blessing ofthe Lord. We all use the word
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  • blessed and what is blessedmean? Happy, fortunate, and to
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  • be envied. That's what blessedmeans. And so we must make a
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  • decision. Do you want theknowledge of how to walk out of
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  • faith life? Or are you going tolisten to all the negative
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  • people out there? You know, Job,the book of Job. I haven't got
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  • time to go through it for you.It's an easy book to understand.
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  • Everyone's messed it up. Job hada lot of hell coming to his life
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  • because he had so much fear.Tons of fear! Job 3:25 says,
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  • "What I fear befalls me. What Idread comes into my life." This
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  • man was deep sunk into fear anddread. And it just started
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  • happening all around him. Thenat some point as you read
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  • through the book of Job. Hebegins to, he's communicating
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  • with God. God's talking. Job'stalking. God's talking. And all
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  • of a sudden, Job begins torealize, he needs to have this
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  • fear of the Lord. What am Iworried about anyway when I got
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  • God. People no longer today havethis fear. This incredible awe
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  • of God. They're in awe ofdepression. They're in awe of
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  • cancer. They're in awe of anydisease the doctor can put a
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  • name on. And you know what, whendoctors put a name on something,
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  • it doesn't mean they understandit. I was praying for a lady the
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  • other day and I said, "What isit that you've got?" She says,
  • 00:15:29.812 --> 00:15:33.015
  • "psychlo setuda detata" Theyknow all these prefixes and
  • 00:15:33.048 --> 00:15:35.951
  • suffixes this long. I said,"I've never even heard of that."
  • 00:15:35.985 --> 00:15:39.054
  • Oh, she says, "Thatmeans that you
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  • are having this symptombecause of chemotherapy
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  • but it also means theydon't know what it is."
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  • See, just because they can namedoesn't mean they can cure it.
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  • So what are we going to do? Arewe going to just kind of give
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  • into this? Or are we going torecognize that there is a life.
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  • That even the cells of your bodyproven by medical science are
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  • influenced by what you believe.Whether you're in peace. Whether
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  • you're in fear. Whether you havean expectation of good or
  • 00:16:05.748 --> 00:16:08.784
  • whether you're expecting death.That even the cells of your body
  • 00:16:08.817 --> 00:16:12.054
  • are listening to you. Proven! Idon't want to die for a lack of
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  • knowledge. So then, well then,why doesn't God do something,
  • 00:16:16.358 --> 00:16:19.128
  • Leon? He did do something. Hesent Jesus to the cross. And He
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  • died for you and I, thatwhosoever. Now, listen close to
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  • this thought. In the OldTestament, people had faith when
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  • God spoke to them and gave themdirection. He might give them a
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  • vision. He might give them aword like Moses. Like, you know,
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  • Samson. Like these men, they hadvisions. They had dreams, and
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  • God spoke to them specifically.And they got up and spent a
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  • lifetime like Abraham. Obeyingand having faith in the words
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  • that God spoke to them. Then inMatthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
  • 00:16:54.630 --> 00:16:57.666
  • we have Jesus physically walkingthe planet. And anything Jesus
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  • says and anything, everyone'sput their faith in the
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  • historical, the physical Jesus.And they could get to Jesus. You
  • 00:17:04.440 --> 00:17:08.377
  • see, He was one man standingthere with the presence of God
  • 00:17:08.410 --> 00:17:10.979
  • all over Him. But then He said,"I've got to go so Holy Spirit
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  • can come because He'somnipresent." In Luke it says
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  • Jesus was sitting in the roomone time and He says, "The
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  • presence of the Lord was presentto heal." People take that to
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  • sorts of doctrine. No, thereason that God's presence to
  • 00:17:26.295 --> 00:17:29.164
  • heal was present was becauseJesus was present. Wherever
  • 00:17:29.198 --> 00:17:32.501
  • Jesus was, was the presence ofGod there to heal. Anybody?
  • 00:17:32.534 --> 00:17:37.840
  • Yeah. When Holy Spirit comes,He's everywhere. Anywhere you
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  • go. Everywhere you go. You cantap in to the presence of God,
  • 00:17:44.113 --> 00:17:48.484
  • to assist you and help you withanything from relationships to
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  • protection, to health, tofinances, to whatever you put
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  • your hand to. And so we have -,I remember one time complaining
  • 00:17:54.623 --> 00:17:58.093
  • to God. I say, "God, you knowwhat, if You've appeared to me
  • 00:17:58.127 --> 00:18:00.095
  • like you appeared to Moses. Man!Would it change my life. If You
  • 00:18:00.129 --> 00:18:03.532
  • could just speak to me in adream or vision like You did to
  • 00:18:03.565 --> 00:18:06.401
  • Joseph and told them where to goand what to do. Oh, man! I would
  • 00:18:06.435 --> 00:18:10.506
  • love that. I would just havefaith in You." And then God
  • 00:18:10.539 --> 00:18:13.842
  • began to speak me, and He said,"Jesus, My Son died for you. And
  • 00:18:13.876 --> 00:18:19.181
  • He said, 'You have been giveneverything.'" He said. I'm
  • 00:18:19.214 --> 00:18:22.985
  • going, "What? And then -, TheBible says whosoever. Whosoever.
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  • When Jesus died, it stoppedbeing this special little, you
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:30.425
  • know, only He talks to kings inthe Old Testament. Only the
  • 00:18:30.459 --> 00:18:36.298
  • priest in the Old Testament.Only the high priest. Oh, no.
  • 00:18:36.331 --> 00:18:39.168
  • His Word is now whosoever. Hedied for everybody sins. He died
  • 00:18:39.201 --> 00:18:44.006
  • for everybody's health,blessing, and protection. It's
  • 00:18:44.039 --> 00:18:47.376
  • just that now, you have tobelieve His Word that comes
  • 00:18:47.409 --> 00:18:50.979
  • through Jesus. That's why theBible is so special. That's why
  • 00:18:51.013 --> 00:18:55.150
  • the Bible is so stunning, sophenomenal, because it shows us
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  • how to begin to rise up andbegin to walk in this thing
  • 00:19:00.189 --> 00:19:04.993
  • called faith. In Matthew 16:19,reading from the Amplified
  • 00:19:05.027 --> 00:19:11.767
  • Bible. Jesus talking. He says,"I will give you the keys to the
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  • kingdom of heaven." Now peoplethink He means how to get to
  • 00:19:19.708 --> 00:19:23.645
  • heaven. He did do that. Butlisten to what He says next.
  • 00:19:23.679 --> 00:19:26.782
  • "And whatever you bind ordeclare to be improper and
  • 00:19:26.815 --> 00:19:31.720
  • unlawful on earth must be whatis already bound in heaven. And
  • 00:19:31.753 --> 00:19:37.926
  • whatever you loose, declarelawful on earth must be what is
  • 00:19:37.960 --> 00:19:46.134
  • already loosed in heaven." Theword declare means to speak. I
  • 00:19:46.168 --> 00:19:53.108
  • find very few people who declareover their lives, who speak over
  • 00:19:53.141 --> 00:19:59.581
  • their lives in their prayertime. Most prayers begging,
  • 00:19:59.615 --> 00:20:02.484
  • bugging, pleading, rather thandeclaring, taking the promise
  • 00:20:02.517 --> 00:20:05.787
  • and saying who they are andwhat's been prepared for them
  • 00:20:05.821 --> 00:20:08.757
  • and what their life is going tobe like. He's literally saying
  • 00:20:08.790 --> 00:20:12.928
  • here, that you've got a lifeahead of you. Now, you might not
  • 00:20:12.961 --> 00:20:16.298
  • had been be able to do anythingabout the stuff that's happened
  • 00:20:16.331 --> 00:20:19.268
  • to you. All of us were children.All of us had stuff. We live in
  • 00:20:19.301 --> 00:20:22.704
  • a crazy world where there's akingdom of darkness and bad
  • 00:20:22.738 --> 00:20:26.241
  • stuff happens. But in the middleof that, if you decide to begin
  • 00:20:26.275 --> 00:20:30.812
  • to use this thing called faith,that has been given to you when
  • 00:20:30.846 --> 00:20:37.653
  • you got saved. And you begin tofigure out what it means. You
  • 00:20:37.686 --> 00:20:42.391
  • can live a life where faithbecomes something that you'll
  • 00:20:42.424 --> 00:20:47.663
  • believe in, and it will removeyou from the fear of the
  • 00:20:47.696 --> 00:20:51.266
  • anxiety, the depression, thedouble-mindedness. I can't make
  • 00:20:51.300 --> 00:20:55.304
  • up my mind. I'm just not sure.All of this when I began to
  • 00:20:55.337 --> 00:21:00.042
  • practice as a teenage boy andbegan to just do the things that
  • 00:21:00.075 --> 00:21:04.413
  • I'm not going to get to but as Ibegan to do them, I found my
  • 00:21:04.446 --> 00:21:08.050
  • mind getting decisive. I justfound that I would look at
  • 00:21:08.083 --> 00:21:11.186
  • situations, I just know what todo. I'd find that when others
  • 00:21:11.219 --> 00:21:14.089
  • would give in into stuff, I justkeep my mouth close in front of
  • 00:21:14.122 --> 00:21:17.192
  • them. But in my prayer time, Iwould declare where my life was
  • 00:21:17.225 --> 00:21:19.895
  • going and what I was going to doand how things were going to go
  • 00:21:19.928 --> 00:21:22.698
  • in my world. And I found thatwhen I spoke these words,
  • 00:21:22.731 --> 00:21:26.268
  • something stirred up on theinside of me. It's like it
  • 00:21:26.301 --> 00:21:29.237
  • wasn't my -, You see, faithdoesn't come out of the mind. In
  • 00:21:29.271 --> 00:21:31.773
  • fact, the carnal mind is at warwith faith. Did you know that?
  • 00:21:31.807 --> 00:21:36.411
  • Romans chapter 8, the carnalmind is at war. You will never
  • 00:21:36.445 --> 00:21:40.148
  • figure out faith with your head.This world is looking for sages
  • 00:21:40.182 --> 00:21:44.686
  • to say, "Unique things." They'lllisten to -, I've read some of
  • 00:21:44.720 --> 00:21:49.524
  • these books with some of theseguys who have written, who are
  • 00:21:49.558 --> 00:21:51.326
  • considered by some of the most,you know, all this New Ager,
  • 00:21:51.360 --> 00:21:53.962
  • "This man is brilliant." And Iread through his sentence
  • 00:21:53.995 --> 00:21:56.131
  • structure and go, "That doesn'tmake sense. That doesn't make
  • 00:21:56.164 --> 00:22:00.168
  • sense." The guy is sayingnothing. But oh, it's deep. And
  • 00:22:00.202 --> 00:22:03.205
  • they think it's deep becausethey don't understand it. The
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  • deepest man that ever walked theplanet. The most brilliant mind
  • 00:22:05.574 --> 00:22:07.876
  • that ever used words was Jesus.And He took the incredibly,
  • 00:22:07.909 --> 00:22:10.879
  • complex, deep, and He brought itup to wheat seed and fields, to
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  • sheep, goats, pearls. He broughtit up to the simplicity. God's
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  • Word is incredibly deep, but itis simple. And do not think for
  • 00:22:21.156 --> 00:22:25.227
  • a minute that simple means thatit's not brilliant wisdom. Oh,
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:30.432
  • it's brilliant wisdom. And theworld hasn't looked at the Bible
  • 00:22:30.465 --> 00:22:33.602
  • because the Christians havenever made it work in most
  • 00:22:33.635 --> 00:22:36.571
  • cases. They just spouted it atpeople. They're not interested
  • 00:22:36.605 --> 00:22:40.509
  • in your doctrine. They'reinterested in your life. How did
  • 00:22:40.542 --> 00:22:44.880
  • that work for you? Well, itsaved my marriage. Really? What
  • 00:22:44.913 --> 00:22:49.418
  • do you mean? How they work foryou? When I had no way to get
  • 00:22:49.451 --> 00:22:52.754
  • this business to where I wantedit to go. I began to take this
  • 00:22:52.788 --> 00:22:56.091
  • faith that God gave me anddeclare it. And the things I
  • 00:22:56.124 --> 00:22:59.361
  • could never do begin to open up,from my running into somebody on
  • 00:22:59.394 --> 00:23:02.330
  • holidays and a line up inStarbucks. That open up our
  • 00:23:02.364 --> 00:23:04.733
  • business to a whole anotherarea. Sitting their one day, an
  • 00:23:04.766 --> 00:23:07.302
  • awesome guy gave me an idea. Ididn't know where it came from.
  • 00:23:07.335 --> 00:23:09.971
  • And just your life begins tohave this incredible growth
  • 00:23:10.005 --> 00:23:14.376
  • because faith is the substance.Hebrews 11:1 says, "Of things
  • 00:23:14.409 --> 00:23:19.448
  • hoped for. It is the evidence ofthings not seen." Pray the Word.
  • 00:23:19.481 --> 00:23:26.955
  • Pray the promises out loud. Andas you do, you're going to
  • 00:23:26.988 --> 00:23:31.159
  • discover that there is somethingon the inside of a born again
  • 00:23:31.193 --> 00:23:35.464
  • believer that causes things tomove aside. And every person
  • 00:23:35.497 --> 00:23:39.568
  • that learn to use it read theBible. Changed cities, changed
  • 00:23:39.601 --> 00:23:43.038
  • countries, touched the worldbecause in Hebrews 11 will go on
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  • and listed for a ton of verses,because they were
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  • people of faith.
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  • -LEON: You know, prayer is soimportant, and I want to pray
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  • for you and with you. Prayer isa couple of things. Prayer
  • 00:25:24.339 --> 00:25:28.843
  • should be done on a regularbasis where you are just
  • 00:25:28.877 --> 00:25:31.613
  • communicating with God. But thenprayer is powerful, in that it
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  • brings something into thisworld. It can bring healing. It
  • 00:25:37.586 --> 00:25:41.022
  • can bring blessing. And soprayer needs to be something
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  • that we believe in and that wepractice. Some people kind of do
  • 00:25:44.659 --> 00:25:48.863
  • a begging and a pleading and abugging prayer. But I love to
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  • pray God's Word becauseaccording to God's Word all that
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  • we need in life has already beengiven to us because of what
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  • Jesus did on the cross. And so Ilove just to pray His Word and
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  • thank Him for what He's doing.So Father, in the name of Jesus,
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  • I stand in agreement right nowwith my brother and my sister,
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  • and I ask You to touch them in abeautiful way. Give them a sense
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  • of understanding Your Word asnever before. Let them know how
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  • seeking You about. I pray rightnow that You're going to speak
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  • to them this week and somethingpowerful is going to let them
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