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September 25, 2019
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Leon Fontaine

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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: There's something about faith that is
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  • different. And we've got to understand what it is, how to
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  • get it, and then how to release it into our lives.
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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 in 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 Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: Today, one of the major reasons, before I dive into this
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  • teaching. Why so many people struggle with faith, is because
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  • they're led by their emotions. Their emotions control them.
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  • Now, we have a whole bunch of self-proclaimed experts that
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  • will even tell us why. Well, I'm hormonal. Oh, where's that in
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  • the Bible? Well, it's, you know, it's just that time. Oh really?
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  • So we lose control at this time, according to the Bible? Or,
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  • well, you know, this is me. And so my wife, she knows. Well, I'm
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  • just being me when I get home. And I'm angry, you know. And
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  • I've go to swear at someone, and she loves me and so this is me,
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  • she knew what she was getting in to. Really, that's you? Where
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  • does that say that in the Bible? Did you know, that we live in a
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  • world that we really are told, let your emotions come free. How
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  • do you feel about this? TV, all the psychiatrists and, so how
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  • does that make you feel? And, we look at our feelings, looking
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  • for a way to understand ourselves. And how do you feel
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  • about your marriage? Well I don't know what part of the day
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  • you're going to ask me. Feelings are fickle. Feelings go up and
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  • down. Feelings are never the same, and the Bible teaches us
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  • to never allow that our desires, our feelings, to control our
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  • lives. Instead, we must believe the truth. Jesus said, there's a
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  • peace that I give you. It doesn't say you can freak out,
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  • flip out, you know, get mad at everybody because you're scared,
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  • worried. The Bible, there's a joy that is unspeakable and full
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  • of glory. And it's in you. Someone said Leon, well, you
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  • know, I just feel really cruddy right now. Ain't going to put on
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  • a smile and fake it. Actually, if you're a born-again believer,
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  • it's not faking it. It's making a decision to not dig deep. When
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  • you allow emotions to control you, you are not living with
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  • faith. Believing. It's not how I feel, it's what I believe.
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  • People say well Leon, then you're not really living real.
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  • Oh, your emotions are real, are they? Do you even know where
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  • your emotions come from? Most don't. Your emotions just come
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  • from what you focus on. I often use this analogy, if I walk
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  • across the front row and I shake everybody's hand except for one
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  • person I just walk right past them, then shake the next
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  • person's hand, next person's hand. That person now has to
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  • control their emotions. Why didn't pastor shake my hand?
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  • Does he got a problem with women? Does he have a problem
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  • with, um, did I do something wrong? Did I not, no. And you
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  • just start thinking. The more you focus on it, the more your
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  • emotions begin to control you. Like, he thinks he's something
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  • special. Walks right past me when she's shaking. Who does he
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  • think he is anyway? And the more you focus on this situation, the
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  • more your emotions rise up and take control. It's just, you
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  • know, and it could be a completely innocent reason.
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  • Emotions that control us, keep us out of faith. Because the
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  • enemy seems to have an ability to push an emotion to see if
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  • you'll just run with it, and take off. And the Bible says,
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  • that when, it's like, it says God's Word, your tongue is like,
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  • take that word and control those emotions. You feel down, you
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  • feel up, you feel loving, you feel, you know, no. You feel,
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  • all of these feelings, these emotions, the Bible says that we
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  • can control. Because He's given us joy. Well I don't have joy.
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  • It's in your spirit, learn to get in there. So as I talk about
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  • faith, faith is what it takes to see healing in miracles. Faith
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  • is what it takes, financial miracles. Faith is what it takes
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  • for you to even believe God for salvation. I was talking in the
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  • second service about what it takes to be saved. And Romans
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  • 10, it says, the Word of God is neither in your mouth and in
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  • your heart. That is the word of faith, which we preach. And if
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  • you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, believe in your
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  • heart God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Not
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  • even a maybe. It's very simple. But it's not just what you
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  • believe, well I believe that God heals. That's not going to get
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  • you a miracle. Well I believe that God prospers, isn't going
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  • to prosper you. Just, Satan believes those things. Faith,
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  • there's something about faith that is different, and we've got
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  • to understand what it is, how to get it, and then how to release
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  • it into our lives. So that it can change it. Because the
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  • victory over whatever you're going through is faith. This is
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  • the victory that overcomes anything in the world. It's our
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  • faith. So, let's just do three things real quick with the
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  • remainder of our time. What is faith? Well, let's go to Hebrews
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  • 11:1. Faith, is the substance of things hoped for. Alright. If I
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  • was to say to you right now, I'm really hoping for a glass of
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  • water. That's not even proper English. You have to hope for
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  • what you don't have. I could say I'm hoping for a donut to go
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  • with my glass of water, because hoping is something that's
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  • future tense. I'm hoping that we can change. Hoping we can pay
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  • the bills. So, but faith, is not hope. It says now faith gives,
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  • another version of the Bible says faith gives substance to
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  • the things you're hoping for. Are you hoping to pay your bills
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  • off, pay your house off? Are you hoping to walk, heal, from the
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  • thing that's going on in your hip? Are you hoping to walk with
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  • joy and peace and laughter when you've just been struggling with
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  • this kind of down, you know, blues-y thing? No, faith, gives
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  • substance to what you're hoping for. And faith is the evidence
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  • of things you cant' see. So, the greatest hindrance to faith in
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  • the Christian world today, is a pseudo-faith called mental
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  • ascent. It comes from here, your brain. And it's, anything you
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  • see you're going to believe. Thomas, one of the disciples,
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  • they said Jesus is alive! He died, we buried Him, we wound
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  • Him up with burial spices, did you know He's alive again?
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  • Thomas says, you all saw him, yeah! But Thomas didn't see Him.
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  • So Thomas says, I'll believe it when I see it. If I can put my
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  • fingers of the nail holes in His hands, put my hand in the
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  • spear-hole in His side, I'll believe. Now here's a gross
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  • thing that happened. Jesus walks into the room where Thomas is,
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  • the second time. Thomas, um, yes Jesus? Come here. Now those big
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  • ol' Roman spikes put quite the hole. Put your fingers in the
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  • hole. Now, He said that, but I don't think He wanted to do
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  • that. But if Jesus says put your finger in the hole in my hand, I
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  • think you;'re going to do it. If He lifts His shirt, His robe,
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  • and says there ya go, put your hand in the hole in my side. And
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  • Thomas, does both. And, then, Jesus looks at him and says,
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  • stop being so doubting. He says, you believe because you see.
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  • See, that's sense knowledge. Blessed are those who believe
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  • without seeing. A absolutely crucial doctrine of the Bible is
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  • to believe something. Before you see it. You see, sense knowledge
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  • is from the head. For example, if you ask me, is there a table
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  • on your stage? Right now, I don't know. But if I turn and
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  • look, aha! I see it. Yeah, there's one on the stage.
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  • Now I could engage some of my other senses.
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  • I touched it. I'd seen it, and I touched it.
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  • I hear it. I see it, I touched it, and I hear it.
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  • I can't smell it, that one's out but,
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  • I can taste it.
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  • So my brain, which is where I believe the table is there. It's
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  • my brain with the five senses that tells me what I believe.
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  • But that believing is a human believing. Okay? And it's
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  • necessary. If I walk on the road and I see a car? Move. Okay? So,
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  • the five senses gives us what we believe about what's on the
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  • road, and what do I, so and we operate that. Until, what you
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  • believe with your five senses goes against the Word of God.
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  • Okay, so, mental ascent is where most Christians go. They'll say,
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  • oh we're praying and believing. But they really don't believe
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  • nothing until they see it. But this thing called faith, it's
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  • something that Holy Spirit, when you give your life to Him. That
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  • this faith, it comes from the Word. So faith is not believing
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  • because you see it, taste it, feel it, touch it. Now, you,
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  • that's not what faith is. That's mental ascent, okay? Now. Faith,
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  • is the substance of things hoped for. Your faith, causes the
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  • miraculous to take place. And you've got to believe before you
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  • see it. Alright? So faith takes hold of what you're believing
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  • for, when there's no evidence that it's even going to happen.
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  • Because faith is the substance of things hoped for. Hebrews
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  • 11:1. Faith is the evidence of things not seen. When I'm
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  • believing God for something, I get into the Word. I find, put
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  • that Hebrews 11:1 up for me if you would again. I get back into
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  • God's Word. And I begin to study His Word. Because faith, is the
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  • substance of things hoped for. It's the evidence of things I'm
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  • not seeing. Alright? So this is what the definition of faith is.
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  • Second question we've got to ask ourselves, where does faith come
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  • from? How do you get faith? Well, if you go to Romans 10:17,
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  • this is what it says. It says that, now faith, cometh by
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  • hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. It says, now faith
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  • cometh. Well, why does faith need to come? Because, I've
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  • found that I can let go of my faith really quick. Peter's
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  • walking on the water. He says, he's in a boat and says Jesus,
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  • if that's you walking on the water, tell me to come. Jesus
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  • says come. So as soon as you hear the voice of God, see God's
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  • Word is what gives us a basis for faith. Where you don't know
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  • God's Word you can't have faith. That's how powerful God's Word
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  • is. So Peter, as an example, says to Jesus if that's you,
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  • tell me to come. Jesus says come. Now he's got a word from
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  • God, from Jesus. He gets out of the boat, he walks on the water.
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  • But what does he do? He gets his eyes off of Jesus onto the winds
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  • and the waves, and he starts to sink. And immediately help!
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  • Jesus! And he gets his eyes back on, Jesus didn't throw him over
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  • his shoulder and carry him back to the boat. That's not what the
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  • Bible says. Actually, it's silent on that. But I'm quite
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  • sure that, he focused back on Jesus, and that faith came back
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  • and he walked with Jesus back on the water. So where does faith
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  • come from? Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word
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  • of God. Let's leave this up there for a minute. This is
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  • crucial. To not understand this, is to get caught up in all kinds
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  • of Christian science, new age religion. All bunch, this is
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  • very, where do you get faith? Faith comes when you begin to
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  • hear God's Word. And when it says hear, hearing and hearing
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  • by the Word of God. This word hearing, means an understanding.
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  • Jesus once said, let him who has ears to hear, let them hear. You
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  • see, I had to learn to believe. And I'm not like everyone else.
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  • There are times without thinking, I'll get into mental
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  • ascent. Well yeah, we're hoping. Yeah, let's pray about that.
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  • But, when I begin to say no, let's get focused, and let's get
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  • into faith. What does faith do? And so, if there's something
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  • coming up that I've got to deal with, I'll get into the Word,
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  • and I'll just feed on God's Word. Meditate on God's Word.
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  • And I sense faith coming. Before I walk into hospital rooms,
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  • before I walk into board meetings that require millions
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  • of dollars. Before I've got to deal with things that I just
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  • need God's direction, I need His power. I just take His Word, and
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  • I begin to focus on the Bible, His promises. I begin to feed on
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  • God's Word. And then I'll speak it out of my mouth. One of the
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  • things I love to do is listen to great preachers teach. And as
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  • you listen, faith comes by hearing. There's something about
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  • hearing. Even for you. The Bible doesn't say, then, that faith
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  • comes by just thinking. Faith has a source. It is God's Word.
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  • When someone says well, Leon, would you believe with me for
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  • this? I'd right away ask them if I've got time to believe with
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  • them, what verse are you standing on? They say well what
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  • do you mean? Well, first of all do you even know that that's
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  • God's will? Well, yes. Okay, how do you know? Jesus died for me?
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  • As soon as I know that they know, what the Word says about
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  • it, I know they can be in faith, I'll be in agreement with them.
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  • But if some people, I don't know, I'm just hoping and
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  • praying. That's not faith. Faith cometh by hearing. And hearing
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  • by the Word of God. Which is why, a church that teaches the
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  • Word is so crucial. Why church that understands what Jesus did
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  • on the cross, that He died for sin. He took your sin. And He's
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  • exchanging His life. When I talk to people who need a miracle,
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  • I'll often talk to them. For example. The guy doesn't know
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  • Christ and he's, I don't know if God would take me, blah, he
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  • talks. I said you know what actually? You're already
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  • forgiven. Huh? I said you're already forgiven. What do you
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  • mean I'm forgiven? Jesus already paid it. He washed your sins, it
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  • says, He dealt with them. But it's not going to benefit you,
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  • until you believe on Him. And when you believe on Jesus, this
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  • miracle of being a new creation comes into being. People say
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  • well Leon, could you pray? I sure hope it's God's will to
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  • heal me. Well I have good news. He's already said yes, and He
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  • already gave it to you. What? 2 Peter 2:24 says, by whose
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  • stripes you were healed. Were? What do you mean were? You were.
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  • 2.000 years ago when Jesus died on the cross, Galatians 3:13
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  • says that He became a curse for us, He took the curse of the
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  • law, that the blessings might come on our life. He's already
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  • giving you healing. These people say well I don't understand why
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  • God didn't heal. Actually, it has nothing to do with God
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  • anymore. It's us learning to get His Word, to get His Word into
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  • us, and then learning to loose our faith. We're all working on
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  • this. But if you want to get doctrinally correct, God's not
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  • deciding the miracles. What? He's not. He decided all the
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  • miracles 2.000 years ago when Jesus died on the cross, took
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  • the curse of the law, and He qualifies you and He makes you
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  • righteous as a gift, which you have to believe. Righteousness
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  • today is a faith-righteousness. You must believe, I'm righteous,
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  • because Jesus gave it to me as a gift by dying on the cross, and
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  • I accept that. And when the devil says you can't get a
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  • miracle because you did this, you know. No, no, no. I know. So
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  • how do we get faith? Faith comes from getting into God's Word.
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  • That's why, I can't believe people sometimes. Like, you'll
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  • hear a message, and that message will touch you. You say well, I
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  • should probably get the CD or get online and watch this, but
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  • you know, I'm just too busy to get in line and grab. You should
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  • be listening to God's Word every day. Because what it's doing, is
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:11.050
  • faith is coming to you. It's rising up within you. And now,
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  • you have an ability to see the miraculous for God's power to
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  • get involved in your life. How do you get faith? Faith cometh
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  • by hearing. And hearing by the Word. It doesn't say faith comes
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  • by hearing other people. It doesn't say faith comes by other
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  • people's stories. No, they can encourage you. Faith comes by
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  • knowing the Word, marinating in the Word. You don't get a pickle
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  • by dipping a cucumber in vinegar. You get a pickle by
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  • marinating that thing. Drop it in there for three months. The
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  • same is true for faith. Faith is not, oh I read it, I believe it.
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  • No. There's got to be a meditation. When you go into
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  • Proverbs 4:23, it says, there it's teaching us that this book
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  • of the law should not depart out of your mouth. It's talking
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  • about keep it before your eyes. It's life to those that find it,
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  • health to all their flesh. Guard your heart with all diligence.
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  • Out of it flows the forces of life. When you begin to focus on
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  • the promises of God's Word, and you give your life to Christ,
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  • now His Word begins to do something to you called faith.
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  • It's different than the world's mental ascent. It's different
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  • than the world when they say well you know, I believe. This
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  • is a faith that comes from the Word. And according to Mark 11,
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  • it says that when you're speaking to the problems in your
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  • life, don't doubt in your heart. The word heart there is talking
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  • about the cent-, it's a spir-, faith for the Christian is a
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  • spiritual faith. Whereas faith for an everyday person is just
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  • a, is a response to what their five senses see. Okay? Now, do I
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  • believe you're sitting in your chair? Yes, because I can see
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  • you. And if I didn't have sight, I could go by and touch you and
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  • I could find out that way. If you're all talking, and I can't
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  • see or touch anybody, I can hear you. We, the, what we believe
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  • comes to us through our five senses. But there is a place
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  • where Jesus functioned and operated and Paul functioned and
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  • operated. And the twelve disciples functioned and
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  • operated. And all the church, in the New Testament functioned and
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  • operated. Where, they would find it in the Word, the Word says
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  • this, and they would begin to believe it. Alright. Let's go to
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  • the last one, I'll just touch on this. So how do you turn your
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  • faith loose? You know, if you're spending time and finding what
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  • God's Word says, and that Jesus makes me righteous, you begin to
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  • learn all these incredible truths. Now how do I turn it
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  • loose? Well, Mark 11:22 Jesus shows us how. He says, He says,
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  • Jesus answering saying to them, have faith in God. It's okay to
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  • have faith in the tow-truck driver to look after your car,
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  • to have faith in your doctor to do your blood work, and
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  • diagnose. It's okay to have faith in the banker. But, here
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  • it's about a whole different thing. This is not about an
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  • earthly faith in the things you see, feel, hear, touch. There is
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  • a faith that works for the believer. That is a spiritual
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  • faith, and it says have faith in God. For verily I say unto you,
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  • that whosoever, anybody. Your choice. There's not a select few
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  • that can operate in the power of God. It says, whosoever shall
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  • say to this mountain, be removed, cast into the sea,
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  • shall not doubt in his heart but believe that those things which
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  • he sayeth shall come to pass. He shall have whatsoever he sayeth.
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  • Wow. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever you desire,
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  • this is Jesus talking. Whatever you desire when you pray,
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  • believe that you receive them. That's not future tense, that's
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  • in the now or the past. And it says, you shall have them. It
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  • doesn't say that God's going to answer your prayers. I've heard
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  • more unbelief prayed in prayers than anywhere else. It says,
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  • that when you pray. Believe that you have received the answer.
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  • Believe you have, not you're going to, believe you have
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  • received the answer. And then you shall have it. Faith
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  • functions in the now. It's present-tense. So whenever
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  • people start praying things like, well we're hoping and
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  • praying. No, that's not even faith. That's just mental
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  • ascent. Faith says God's Word is my evidence. And it says that
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  • Jesus took this disease on his body. So body in Jesus' name,
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  • you're healed. And cancer you have no right to be in my body.
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  • I declare my body healed in Jesus' name. And as you begin to
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  • get God's Word, this is how you speak faith. Faith believes the
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  • Word over everything else. You see, say Leon, I don't know if I
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  • can do that. Well, if you're a believer, you've already done
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  • it. You've given your life to a Jesus you've never seen. You
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  • never saw Him die, you never saw Him rise again. You never saw
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  • Him touch people, you just read about it in a Bible. But it
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  • touched your heart so deeply, that a faith came to you, and
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  • you know I'm giving my life to this Jesus Christ. And I'm
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  • inviting Him into my heart, and I'm following Him. This faith
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  • comes from reading the Word. Even though you can't see him,
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  • taste him, feel him, touch him. And because of you, say okay
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  • Jesus I give you my life. Come in. There's some days I don't
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  • feel saved. Why am I saved? Because the Word says so, and I
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  • know the Word is precious, amazing, incredible,
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  • uncompromising. And I've got my life banked on this Bible.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Did you know that you have the power to affect
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  • your future? Your words are more powerful than you think.
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  • In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came so we can have a full
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  • and abundant life. So what's holding us back? It's not God
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  • withholding the blessing, it's our deep heart beliefs and what
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  • we speak that molds our future. Join Leon Fontaine, as he walks
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  • through scripture and shares how we need to get God's truth deep
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  • into our hearts, and speak them aloud in order to see the
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  • miraculous take place. It's vital that you begin to
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  • understand the power of your words, and begin to speak in
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  • faith. In this three-part series, you'll learn how to
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  • inner dreams, and how to renew your mind. Reserve your copy of
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  • -LEON: You know, one of the things that all of
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  • us deal with is doubt. I believe the enemy has an
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  • ability to shoot doubt at us, to question what we're
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  • believing, to question that our life is good. We're doing good.
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  • And he often does it with questions like, "Are you happy?
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  • Is this the right person for you? Are you in the right
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  • church? Could you do better somewhere else?" He just knows
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  • how to take someone who is in the middle of doing well and
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  • enjoying things and just cause you to doubt. Or if you're in
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  • the middle of a miracle that you're believing God for. It's
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  • like when he talked to Eve and said, "Did God really say?" He
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  • just questions everything. If you find your mind questioning
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  • things all the time, might not be you. It might be the enemy
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  • has found a way to shoot these thoughts and these questions
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  • that caused you to doubt everywhere. I wanna pray.
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  • Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that their mind would be
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  • renewed by the Word of God. That Father, that shield of faith
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  • would rise up and every time a question comes and it's trying
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  • to steal their joy, to steal their miracle. I pray in Jesus
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  • name it would hit the shield of their faith and fall to the
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  • ground useless. Father, I thank You right now that You're
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  • building them up in their most holy faith. In the mighty name
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  • of Jesus, amen and amen.
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