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Fellowship with God

Watch Fellowship with God
November 25, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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Fellowship with God

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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: What you truly believe at the heart
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  • level can be right or wrong, good or bad but here is where
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  • you'll experience life.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly. So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Calgary, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Hey, everybody! It's so good to have you with us again.
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  • We've been talking lately about prayer. A whole new look at
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  • prayer for people because so much of the Christian world
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  • prays unbelief. They pray begging, bugging prayers. And so
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  • we've already talked a little bit about this and I'm gonna try
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  • to do a second part but people need to understand that prayer
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  • of course is just, it's fellowship with God. It's
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  • communion with God. It's having a relationship with Him. And
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  • then as you look to needing things in your life physically,
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  • mentally, you are not begging God for something that you do
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  • not have. You are simply putting into effect what's already
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  • yours. And the way that we do that according to the Word of
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  • God, and I'll just say this quickly and we'll talk about it
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  • in the future, is that you must give your life to Christ, then
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  • you become a new creation. You don't have two natures. You only
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  • have one nature. That's a nature of God and it pushes out the old
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  • nature, but your mind is trained in the old nature. Your desires
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  • are trained in the old nature. So once you give your life to
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  • Christ, you must learn about the cross. You know, the death, the
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  • burial, the resurrection of Jesus, His ascension to the -,
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  • These are crucial thoughts as to, that's where your identity
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  • comes from in this new you. Then the Bible says just teach your
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  • mind the Word, renew your mind. And it says this Word in your
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  • mind will make your body conform. And then it says you
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  • will be transformed. There's a transformation that takes place
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  • as you begin to be who you are. That's why we begin to put off
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  • the old and put on the new. It's not talking about becoming what
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  • you're not. The language of the Bible is very clear, and it
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  • says, "Put off the old. Put on the new." So all this old
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  • thinking and habits they can be easily just put off. The Bible
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  • another place says that sin will not command you. Sin will not
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  • have dominion over. There is nothing in the sin world. There
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  • is no desire. There is nothing that can control you anymore.
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  • Before, before you give your life to Christ, desires and sin
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  • would rise up through fear and a sense of lack that if I don't do
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  • this myself, I'll never have it. And people begin to just sin.
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  • And it's like they can hardly stop but the new creation has
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  • power over sin. And so a lot of things people don't get, don't
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  • understand, this is crucial that we jump into the Word and that
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  • we understand these things. Now, until you understand from the
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  • cross where Jesus died for you. How that Jesus
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  • died in your place. He took the curse that was
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  • supposed to come to you, all of the sins you've committed.
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  • You know, there's a verse, that really beautiful verse
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  • that says the writ that was against you, all
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  • of the sins that you've ever committed in your life were
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  • nailed to the cross. Jesus took them. And so that when the enemy
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  • tries to bring them up and say you don't qualify because of
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  • these things, a couple of things you need to understand. Well,
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  • first of all, Jesus qualifies you for all the promises. And
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  • then the other thing is, is that Jesus not only qualifies you,
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  • but the promises are yours because of Him and you just walk
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  • right in and you get the chance to receive them. So anyway, out
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  • of the quick review but let's dive into this thing. According
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  • to Galatians 3:13, it says that we are delivered from all the
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  • curses. Now, what does that mean? Well, if you go to
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  • Deuteronomy, it teaches us there 28, that the first 15 verses are
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  • all the blessing. And then the last 50 or more verses are all
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  • the curses. Anything you can find in this list of curses. It
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  • says that Jesus took the curse of the law and there's none
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  • there to give you. So many people think that God is
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  • teaching us a lesson by allowing the curse into our life or by,
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  • you know, etcetera. But Satan is just a glorified God servant
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  • who's helping us out. It is such ridiculous comments. But we are
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  • delivered from the curses. Now, another way to look at it is
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  • this, that if it's not in the heaven, then it's not in God's
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  • will for you. So the Bible talks about, whatever you bind on
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  • earth must be what's bound in heaven. So if you wanna know the
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  • kind of life you should expect, then you should be expecting the
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  • life that is in heaven even before you get there. Much of
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  • the old teaching was it in heaven is where all the
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  • blessings and the benefits are. And no one seem to realize you
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  • can have the mind of Christ down here. His thoughts, His
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  • feelings, His desire. You can have them down here. That when
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  • Jesus said the kingdom is not with observation. They're here.
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  • It is within you. So this kingdom is within you even
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  • before you physically go to this place called heaven. And so the
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  • curses, we have to understand that every curse, whatever. So
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  • sickness is not in heaven. Fear is not in heaven. Unhappiness is
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  • not in heaven. All these things. Now, we're living on a fallen
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  • planet. All right? So there's a ton of pain and heartache and
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  • stuff here that you're gonna deal with. Everybody older than
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  • you is gonna die before you probably. You know, people are
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  • gonna reject you and come against you. We live on this
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  • earth with people, fallen people. They're gonna lie about
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  • you, backstab you, etcetera, etcetera. Even the one you love
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  • will hurt you. So is this world full of pain? Is it, oh,
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  • absolutely! But now, if you stay in that, you're gonna get
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  • depressed off the charts and never enjoy that you can have
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  • the mind of Christ. You can literally have your heart
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  • establish in His grace. You can experience the blessings of
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  • heaven to a degree, to a great degree on this fallen planet.
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  • But we do this through faith in the Son of God. Now, when Jesus
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  • comes back, we will go to the place called heaven and He will
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  • remove all tears. He will remove, you know, it's still as
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  • it's a done deal. From then God's grace, His Word will go to
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  • work at you and for the rest of your life it's working out
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  • through your own salvation with fear and trembling. I mean,
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  • you're established in your heart. You're transforming into
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  • who Jesus made you to be. So I'm going back to this point
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  • Galatians 3:13. You have been delivered from all the curses.
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  • If you don't know what the curses are, they are in
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  • Deuteronomy 28. And so if you find the list of curses, God
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  • will never use them. God doesn't want them on you. If you can
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  • find the curse in that list, then God will not use it to
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  • teach you. One guy said to me, "Well, you know, it's a really
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  • learning experience for me." And I get it. Anything I go through
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  • that is hurtful and negative or I've made mistakes, or I don't
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  • know what's going on. I wanna learn from everything. But the
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  • way God teaches us is by His Spirit and by His Word and His
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  • Holy Spirit is so powerful, He doesn't need to slap you, to
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  • make you sick, kill your kid, bankrupt your business, to teach
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  • you anything. Now, when those things happened to us, I think
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  • we become aware and we reach out to God but that wasn't a part of
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  • His will. And I tell people this, if you don't learn to grow
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  • and gain the knowledge of God through His Word and His Spirit,
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  • you will get it through experience just because. You
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  • know, if a general is looking at all his soldiers in the battle
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  • and he's seeing them fight. And there's this one guy that just
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  • seems to get in front of all the attacks and lead his people and
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  • rally his people. You can say, "Well, that general made them
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  • attack that hill, those trenches, to see if he's gonna
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  • be a good leader." No. Just an everyday battle he shunned. And
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  • that's what I would say about you. God is not giving you
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  • battles. He's not placing harsh things in front of you to test
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  • you. No, but everyday life will be your test. If you don't learn
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  • to rise up and experience Christ with joy. If you don't learn to
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  • rise up and experience Jesus in who He is and have a confidence
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  • in Him of patience, a longsuffering, a strength. Then
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  • it's just, you're not gonna be able to rise up and do what God
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  • has called you to do. The curses if its' not in Deuteronomy 28,
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  • okay. If its' there and it's in the curse list, you don't have
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  • to have it. If it's not in heaven. So I'll have to know
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  • what I just do. I say, "Okay, I've got, this was going on in
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  • my life. Does that go on in heaven?" No. Then that's not
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  • God's will for my life. And so, then I begin to say, "Father, I
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  • wanna thank You, Your Word declares this, and this is what
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  • I am believing You for." Now, what scary about this and I'm
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  • gonna shock some people with this. That Jesus says to a man
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  • according to your faith so be it done to you. Over the years as
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  • I've tried to work with people. I mean, I've been preaching
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  • since I was 17 and I'm turning 57 this year. And so that's like
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  • 40 years of teaching the Word preaching and I went from youth
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  • pastor to associate pastor. I've been doing this a long time. I
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  • have discovered what you truly believed at the heart level can
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  • be right or wrong, good or bad but here is where you'll
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  • experience life. And even by default, if you don't know the
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  • promises of God, and so life does stuff to you. Don't blame
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  • God. There's a bunch of stuff you don't know. In fact, the
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  • Bible says my people perished for a lack of knowledge. And so
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  • as I continue with our church and our television audience to
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  • continue to teach them the Word. I want them to know what the New
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  • Testament teaches. Curses? They will say, "Leon, you know,
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  • there's a generational curse on our family." Okay. That's not
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  • true anymore because when you give your life to Jesus, the
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  • Leon Fontaine that I was died. Okay, died. And now this new
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  • life is the life of Jesus. And so there's no generational curse
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  • if ever you come across that death. Everything dies.
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  • Everything that person, the curses, when he dies, the debt's
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  • done. So I'm in Christ now. So there's no generational curses.
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  • Now, if you've got an angry grandpa that treated you angrily
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  • and was angry and confrontational and flew into
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  • rages. You'll have to deal with that not as a curse but as a
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  • learned reaction to confrontation. So the son, the
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  • daughter can struggle with that as well. It can go on generation
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  • after generation, not because it's a curse but just because
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  • it's learned. That's what the Bible says train up a child in
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  • the way he should go, when he's older, he won't depart from it.
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  • And so that you'll see and all that requires is just putting
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  • off the old habits, putting on the new habits of Jesus. You
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  • already have His nature. Now, you just put on His thinking.
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  • You put on His habits. You begin to live this beautiful life that
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  • God has given to you. As we begin to look at the promises of
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  • God in this new life that is ahead of you. The curses,
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  • Galatians 3:13, is a vital verse to hang on to and to learn. And
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  • then when you have to understand that until you experience God's
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  • promises for you, it won't affect your heart. Let's talk
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  • about that. When you begin to look at God's Word, and let's
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  • say that you're believing God for something like healing. So
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  • you go to Psalm 103 where verses 1 to 7. It's got beautiful
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  • verses on healing and health. And it says, who heals all your
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  • diseases. Now, that is a promise. Jesus has qualified you
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  • for that promise. But until you will not see that promise begin
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  • to work in your life til you connect to it from your heart or
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  • you begin to experience that promise for you personally. And
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  • it often looks like this. You know, the Bible says Holy Spirit
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  • is here to lead you into all truth and then He's to show you
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  • things to come. So as you begin to look at that promise, you
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  • know, that He's healed me from all diseases. Let's say that you
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  • struggle with cancer and, you know, and it's somewhere in your
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  • body. Now, as you read that verse, you can't just say it
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  • like vain repetition. "Bless me oh, Lord my soul who heals all
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  • my diseases. Thank you, Lord." Say it. No, no. You must take
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  • it. It's gotta renew your mind and then as it begins to be
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  • established in your heart, here's when you begin to
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  • experience that promise. So here's what happens to me, is
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  • I'm believing God that diseases has no right here. It's a part
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  • of the curse. Jesus qualified the blessing. Thank You, Father.
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  • You've healed all my diseases. I declare I walk in health and
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  • healing from Your Word in Psalm 103. Then in my meditative time
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  • because I just slow down. Throw out my phones, iPads, computers.
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  • Make sure no one's around. This is my prayer time with God. Now,
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  • when I'm doing this, I'm fellowshipping with Holy Spirit.
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  • And all of a sudden, Him and I begin to take that verse until
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  • we experience it. I see if it's cancer, that cancer disappearing
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  • whatever that looks like. Doctor saying, "It's gone." Maybe you
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  • see that lump disappear. Maybe things that you could never do,
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  • you begin to do. So you begin to experience that promise as it
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  • affects your life in your meditation time. That's what the
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:24.090
  • Bible says we don't look at the things that are seen. We look at
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  • the things that are not seen. So many people struggle with,
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  • "Well, now you're gonna start talking about your imagination."
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  • Okay. God gave you an imagination. What do you suppose
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  • to do with it? Now, you're memory. You know, if you look at
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  • your, you're like a CD player. You can rewind into the past.
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  • You can fast-forward into the future. The heart is where your
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  • future is established, okay? The heart, and the heart is where,
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  • it's the real seat of your identity. It's how you see
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  • yourself. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. A lot of people
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  • know things in their head. But because if not done the
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  • meditative work of slowing down, communing with God, looking at
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  • His Word, until His Word comes alive, takes root in the soil of
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  • your heart and begins to grow incredible harvest of this new
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  • identity in Christ. Until you do this, you literally are not
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  • going to experience that promise on a consistent basis. It must
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  • affect your heart. Whatever affects your heart is affecting
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  • your future. The Bible says in Mark 11, that when it comes to
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  • speaking the problems and mountains, that you cannot doubt
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  • in your heart. And your heart is affected by things. Like for
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  • example, it's affected by the things you routinely focus on.
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  • And so all the beliefs of a person's heart were not put
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  • there by them. They were put there by who raised them. From
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  • parents to uncles to aunts to teachers to religious figures to
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  • Sunday school teachers to their friends. So that's where the
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  • beliefs of your heart come from. And then from the things that
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  • cause extreme emotion. For example, there are things that
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  • totally change people's heart beliefs in a second. Take a
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  • young person who becomes brutally raped, boy or girl.
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  • Their entire identity is changed in the moment and they need,
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  • God's gonna touch that. They've gotta get themselves back in the
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  • Word to find out who they are because that painful horrible
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  • experience can say, "Well, I'm dirty. You know, I cause this,
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  • etcetera." So when we begin to look at God's Word, it's a
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  • repetition of God's Word. And then as we sink down into this
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:47.220
  • meditation of the Word. That's where you begin to experience.
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  • That the coach said you're a lousy athlete. The teacher said
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  • you're not smart in the brain. You know, your uncle said you're
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  • the most likely to fail. You're the black sheep of your family.
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:18:01.070
  • Your mother looked after you so much trying to be good that it
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  • actually caused you, "There must be something wrong with me
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  • because my mom's trying to control my every move. So I must
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  • not be that smart." And your dad might just have been absent.
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  • Like, there's just so many factors that we don't
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  • understand. But as you go to God's Word, the Bible says that
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  • God is the God to the fatherless. All the things that
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  • your parents should have taught you and modeled for you and
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  • loved and trained into you. God will look after those areas.
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  • Now, even I had great parents. But there's no way they could be
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  • perfect. So the fatherless areas of my life, my dad didn't know
  • 00:18:34.250 --> 00:18:39.050
  • when his upbringing to transfer and my mom didn't know. God will
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  • be that for me. As you go into His Word, Holy Spirit leads you
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  • into all truth for you and you begin to be established in your
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  • heart in grace. What does that mean? It means all of your
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:56.090
  • working, all of your tragedies, all of your traumas, all of your
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:19:00.080
  • failures. Those things no longer determined who you are but it's
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  • the grace of God so your identity is now with Christ. The
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  • old Leon has died. I am crucified with Christ,
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:12.130
  • nevertheless I live, yet not I, but it is Christ who lives in
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  • me. The life that I now live, it says, I live by my faith in the
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  • Son of God. So I identified with Jesus. Now, I am peaceful,
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  • confident, joyful, knowing my future is secure, able to take
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  • on any storm, go through any kind of long-term heartache and
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  • hurt because Jesus is my source. He is where my identity is
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  • placed. And so as I begin to experience the promises of God.
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  • Now, as we close in the next couple of minutes, let me help
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  • you with something you can try today now that you hear this
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  • out. And that is as you are believing God for something, go
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  • to promises. Now, often one promise will stand out. It will
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  • just grab you in the situation you're going through. You know,
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  • we had a family friend years ago that had gangrene on his foot.
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  • And, you know, he was believing God for a miracle. As he was
  • 00:20:10.220 --> 00:20:15.090
  • going through the promises of God, this verse jumped out,
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  • "Your foot will not be taken." And, you know, there're lots
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  • great verses on healing. This one just stood out to him and
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  • he's began to thank God for that, rejoice in that. And as
  • 00:20:23.020 --> 00:20:27.070
  • you begin to speak out loud the Word of God, the next step is to
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:32.050
  • slow down and let that verse speak to you. So this guy shared
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  • how that he began to say, "You know what, my foot will not be
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  • taken." Well, the doctor said, "We have to take it off now.
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  • This gangrene can kill the rest of your body." And he wouldn't
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  • let them. And then all of a sudden, you know, they began to
  • 00:20:44.210 --> 00:20:47.230
  • see new skin began to establish where the blacken, the foot that
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  • turned black. It began to become pink. And in his prayer time, he
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  • wouldn't look at that foot knowing he's gotta make
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  • decisions. But he has principles and things that he knows that
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  • secular world doesn't know that Jesus, you know, is the real
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  • healer. So as he just continue to connect to this verse, my
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  • foot will not be taken. You know, inside, so don't look at
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  • the things that are seen, look at the things that are not seen.
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  • He began to see this foot pink and healed and beautiful and
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  • cells regenerating. And that was his prayer time, was just
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:27.180
  • communing with God and Holy Spirit continue to bring this
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  • truth and He continue to show him things to come. Just like
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  • you can have bad dreams from your heartache and evil past.
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  • Holy Spirit can give you dreams in the night, daydreams during
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  • the day. It caused you to literally see the answers before
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  • they're there. Seeing with the eyes of faith. Seeing with the
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  • eyes of your heart. These old timers in Christianity talked
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  • about standing on the promises, seeing with the eyes of faith.
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  • They understood. You had to believe it before it happened.
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  • And the heart only works in the now. The language of the heart
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  • is to believe that it's done. And so I wanna challenge you. I
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  • pray that, I hope these messages have helped you and that you'd
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  • listen to this one over and over. I have said a ton of stuff
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  • in this last 25 minutes that you need to hear over and over,
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  • until all of a sudden, you begin to rise up. And when you pray
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  • and believe God for things, you're not caught in this
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  • religious tradition of begging, bugging, and pleading God as
  • 00:22:24.100 --> 00:22:27.230
  • though He's deciding every miracle. He's not. He did
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  • already give you everything you're gonna need in your
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  • lifetime. So, He's not making every individual decision on
  • 00:22:34.240 --> 00:22:38.020
  • every miracle. That stuns some people. And now, there's a
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  • devil. The devil can't stop it. So your intercessory prayer
  • 00:22:41.170 --> 00:22:44.070
  • that's screaming, shouting, binding, figuring out what part
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  • of the river and what demonic influence and what's the name of
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  • the evil spirit and all this other stuff that goes on. No.
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  • The devil is a defeated foe. But if you believed the devil's got
  • 00:22:53.060 --> 00:22:55.210
  • power, he'll take it, okay? If you believed you've got to beg,
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:59.080
  • bug, and plead, you'll just live this life that, "Well, God
  • 00:22:59.090 --> 00:23:02.130
  • doesn't want me to have it because it's not good for me."
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:04.130
  • And so these promises, this teaching of what Jesus did from
  • 00:23:04.140 --> 00:23:08.240
  • the cross, His death, His burial, His resurrection, and
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:13.250
  • He's seated at the righthand of the Father. We died with Him.
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  • We're buried with Him, rose again with Him and are seated
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  • with Him. This revelation it's where the church is so
  • 00:23:19.290 --> 00:23:23.240
  • drastically falling short and that's why we do not see the
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:27.010
  • miraculous. We do not live in this miraculous power of God
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  • that helps us defeat everything and live so full of peace and
  • 00:23:32.060 --> 00:23:36.060
  • joy with the power of God, because of this one area of
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:40.190
  • Jesus and the completed work that He's done on the cross.
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  • Tune in again, let your friends know about these messages,
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  • -LEON: Now, there's something I say all the time, and that is I
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  • talk about people's beliefs. And I'll go as far as saying belief
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  • systems. Another words, you have habitual thinking. Now, this can
  • 00:25:15.280 --> 00:25:21.130
  • really hurt you or can really help you. I know people who
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  • habitually think about how they don't fit in, how they're not
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  • good enough, how they'll never get what they really want, don't
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  • dream too big, don't think too high. That they habitually think
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  • that way and their life just follow suit. I know others who
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  • have these belief systems. They habitually have trained their
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  • mind to believe the favor of God is on my life, good things are
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  • coming my way, tomorrow when I wake up there's gonna be a whole
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  • bunch of new stuff. There's gonna be better. I'm gonna go
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  • further. God's got surprises for me, His blessing is upon me. You
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  • can habitually think faith thoughts, peaceful thoughts,
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  • joyful thoughts, kind thoughts, believing thoughts. You need to
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  • take control of your mind. Don't let any habitual thinking get
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  • into your life, where your belief systems are hurting you.
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  • Let the system that you believe, the belief systems of your mind
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  • and your heart be one to take you to wonderful places. Father,
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  • I pray in Jesus' name, make them aware of how their thinking that
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  • the truth of Your Word challenge it. And let them begin to change
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  • it over to believing in the grace and the power and the
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  • beauty of God. I pray this in Your name, amen.
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