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March 28, 2020
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On the show today; Leon explains that seeing miracles should be a normal experience in the life of a Christian.

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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: What did Jesusdo? He loved the unlovely. He
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  • was a friend of sinners. Heaccepted people the way they
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  • are. And when they wanted help,He would pray and the miraculous
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  • would always flow. That's normalChristianity.
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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.
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  • - And now, from Calgary,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: The thing that here inour church that Sal and I get
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  • the most attacked for isbelieving in the miraculous.
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  • Many of my friends that I teachwith around the world refused to
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  • ever teach on the miraculous.They've been let down too many
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  • times. They can't explain whythings won't happen to people
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  • and they just stop doing that.But the problem with that is
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  • normal Christianity becomes amuch lower bar. May I ask you a
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  • question. What is normal? What'snormal for a Christian? What is
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  • normal Christianity? What isnormal following Christ? Is it
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  • no miracles? No presence of God?Do your best. Stay dumb until He
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  • comes. Hopefully get to heavenin the sweet by and by. All the
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  • mansions there is just a cabindown here. He'll help me with
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  • all the stuff that I'm goingthrough. All this like low, low,
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  • low, low, low Christianity. Youwant to know what normal
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  • Christianity actually is? WhenJesus Christ walked the planet,
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  • He was called the Son of Man.What's normal? What is normal?
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  • Well, Jesus, okay, gave up, youknow, whatever form He had and
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  • whatever, you know, rights andprivileges He could have used,
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  • and He became a man. And then Hegoes on and He says, I will give
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  • you the scripture. That becauseof Holy Spirit, you will do what
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  • I have done. That's normalChristianity. What did Jesus do?
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  • He loved the unlovely. He was afriend of sinners. He accepted
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  • people the way they are. Andwhen they wanted help, He would
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  • pray and the miraculous wouldalways flow. That's normal
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  • Christianity. But becausemiracles are kind of
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  • happenstance. They happen oncein a while, then they don't
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  • happen. We've come to believethat God is some kind of a box
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  • of chocolates. You never knowwhich one you're going to pick.
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  • Life is like a box ofchocolates. And that's like
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  • praying prayer but according toJesus it's not. So somehow the
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  • doctrines of Christianity havebeen watered down to such a
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  • degree that we fill up stadiumsto hear apologetics. Which I'm
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  • glad. Don't get me wrong. Butthe apostle Paul said rather
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  • than convince you with words.I'm going to demonstrate the
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  • power of Holy Spirit. That's howhe would teach from city to
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  • city. The early church did notgo arguing with the goddess
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  • Diana. He did not -, You know,they didn't go from place to
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  • place debating one religionagainst the other. They would go
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  • in to a place and they wouldjust meet the people that were
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  • sick, dying, demon possessed,people with no food. And they
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  • would simply go love them andminister to them and the entire
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  • cities were changed by the powerof God. I'll tell you bluntly. I
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  • believe one of the most demonicteachings that are out there in
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  • the body of Christ is theteaching of secessionism. That
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  • it's all stopped. That with thelast disciple, the miracles are
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  • done. But that's not true. Andso as we looked today and we're
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  • going to believe God for amiracle. Let's have a quick
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  • understanding of what isinvolved in a miracle? Now, I
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  • praise God that people can enteror meet someone who can pray
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  • with them and get them amiracle. But now let me ask you
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  • a question. All the people thatJesus healed in the Bible, did
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  • any of, you know, did they stayheal the rest of their life and
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  • never get sick again? The answeris no. They, if they didn't have
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  • a personal faith in JesusChrist. If they didn't develop a
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  • knowledge of the Word and thenew covenant, then the attack of
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  • the enemy according to Ephesians6 would work on them because
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  • they didn't have the armour of abeliever on. Which was an
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  • understanding of righteousnessand truth and understanding of
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  • the Gospel, of the sword of theSpirit. All of these things
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  • which is what helps us to stand.And so over the years, we've
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  • prayed with people who just seemto have no interest on the
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  • things of God. And some of themand many of them will actually
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  • get a miracle. But the thingthat we want to know as
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  • believers is what is involved injust walking in a steady flow?
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  • Well, first of all, we have tounderstand that faith and grace
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  • and righteousness. Let me justcover these three words for you
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  • in a very simple way.Righteousness is being right
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  • with God. In the Old Testamentwhoever was right with God
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  • always had God with them. Andwhenever it said, and God was
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  • with them. They always won. Theyalways were blessed. They would
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  • always walk in His protection.It would just say, "God was with
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  • Him. God was with them." And sowhen we understand that, you
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  • know, that righteousness is agift. That if you've given your
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  • life to Jesus today, you arerighteous. Now, that freaks a
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  • lot of people out becausethey'll just be honest and say,
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  • "Are you kidding me pastor? I'vegot to tell you. I struggle with
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  • my mind. I struggle with myemotions. I struggle with anger.
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  • I struggle with bad habits. Istruggle with sin." Welcome to
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  • the human condition. We all arebeing tempted to sin every day,
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  • every hour. And sin isn't just,you know, whatever your top
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  • three are. Basically, that whatreally is the root of all sin
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  • here is not believing God. Justnot believing Him. Which is why
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  • you have to meet all thesepleasures and needs and issues
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  • because you just don't believeHim. The children of Israel
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  • didn't believe God, because ofthat they wandered for 40 years
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  • in the wilderness. And Biblescholars will say, "Well, they
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  • walked in the wilderness becauseof sin." Actually the Bible
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  • doesn't say that. The Bible saysin the book of Psalm, I'll give
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  • you the verse. That they limitedGod, and because they limited
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  • God, they didn't get what Godwanted them to have. So if
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  • you're a believer, you arerighteous. You qualify for a
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  • miracle. Now, let's look at theword faith. Many people have
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  • been taught that faith is apowerful force. That when you
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  • believe, you believe, youbelieve. It gets things done.
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  • That's completely wrong. Faithis a trust. As you begin to read
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  • the Word of God, you begin totrust. You're not trying to
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  • force things. It's not in, God'spower is not in force. It's just
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  • power. It's just flows. Sofaith, in the Greek, it's the
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  • word pistis. It literally meansa trusting in God. Or if you
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  • want to get it more accurate, atrusting in what Jesus has done
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  • for us. Then there's the wordgrace. Grace, and if you look it
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  • up, it will say it is unearnedfavor. I agree. That's what
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  • grace says. It's an unearnedfavor. But what is the unearned
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  • favor? It the ability of God. Sowhen we understand, and there's
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  • so many beautiful things we cantalk about, but when you give
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  • your life to Jesus, He has dealtwith the sin question. So it's
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  • not about your behavior whenmoving in the blessing of God,
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  • okay? It is about Christ'sbehavior who did this for you.
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  • And when He cried out on thecross, "My God, My God. Why have
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  • You forsaken me?" Right there,there was an exchanged. He took
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  • your life. That's why He saidthat, and He gave you His. An
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  • exchanged. So you didn't earnit. He did. So when you
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  • understand the four things thattook place between Him dying and
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  • Him being seated at the throneof God. Now, I'm showing to you
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  • real quickly. When youunderstand those four things,
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  • that forms the foundation ofyour faith. Too many people have
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  • been taught, just read the Wordthat builds faith. I don't know.
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  • You could read the whole bunchof hokey stuff. I mean, you can
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  • read a bunch of great stuff inthe Bible and take a lot of
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  • hokey things out of it, if youdon't start with Jesus. It's
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  • Jesus. The whole Bible it'sabout Christ. He is in every
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  • book in the Bible. And so themost important thing for us to
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  • understand is these four thingsthat Jesus did from the cross to
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  • the throne. And then your faithis trusting not in someone
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  • else's story, not if I cryenough and if I just worship
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  • enough, He'll do it. There'snothing you can do to get God to
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  • move. Nothing! Not a thing.There are no moves left for God
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  • to make. There are no movesleft. The only move left for God
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  • to make is to come to the earthand to bring to a culmination
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  • the age that we are in, to dealwith the devil and build the new
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  • heaven and new earth. That's theonly thing left that God has to
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  • do. So as the churches intercedefor God to move. As they
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  • intercede and pray for the skiesto be opened. As they pray, help
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  • me to deal with my sins, so Ican get a miracle. All of these
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  • things have already been done.And 2 Peter 1 says that we've
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  • been given all things thatpertain to life and godliness.
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  • For some of you here, you can'tforgive yourself because you
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  • know what you've done. You lookback at the things you've
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  • destroyed, whether it'smarriages, whether you've hurt
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  • people, whether you've madestupid decisions that cost
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  • incredible stuff and people aremad or angry or hurt. And so you
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  • look at that and you feel justcondemnation. And that is why we
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  • must recognize that to be withJesus is the old you is dead,
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  • and you've got to bury it andquit resurrecting, and quit
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  • digging the old you up becauseJesus qualifies you. And once
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  • you understand what He did onthe cross, your faith rest on
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  • Him. Then as your faith rest onJesus, something begins to flow
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  • in to your life called Hisgrace. Peter says that the more
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  • you learn about Jesus, thatgrace gets multiplied in your
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  • life. That peace, he usuallymentions grace and peace
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  • together. Peace is somethingwe're all looking for. There are
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  • people here today that you don'tlive in peace. You were raised
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  • in a home that had no peace. Yougrew up as a teenager and didn't
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  • know peace. You've known nothingbut stress. And once you've
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  • recognized the peace of God,there is this rest for your
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  • soul. This rest for your bodythat changes everything. So
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  • grace is God's ability flowingto you unearned, unmerited
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  • because Jesus has made thisexchange and you qualify. That
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  • is why in the past, if I had agroup of people. I remember one
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  • time speaking to a group ofChristians. And there was only
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  • two miracles. No, there's threebut two. There's three miracles
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  • that took place in this hugeauditorium of Christians. One
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  • was a bike gang member. Okay?And he couldn't ride his Harley
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  • because he busted up hisshoulder and it was seized. He
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  • couldn't even reached it. Godhealed him and he gave his life
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  • to Christ. There was a young15-year old girl halfway back
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  • that had taken a knife andcarved horrible, well, think of
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  • the words that would describe awoman to the worst imaginable
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  • terms and she had carved them inknives and scarred her own body
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  • up with words that she just feltthis is who she was, and God
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  • healed her and took away thescars. And they even went back
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  • to the bathroom with her friendsand she took off some of her
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  • clothes because she carved themunderneath her shirt or
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  • underneath her pants. And a momand some friends came out, I
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  • mean, weeping as they told theauditorium that the scars are
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  • gone off her skin that hadwritten horrible things about
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  • who she is. I believed she wasreally demonically oppressed.
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  • And then all of these Christianswere there and hardly a miracle.
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  • And I could never figure thisout. God, why don't You heal
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  • Your people? And then as I beganto understand doctrine, I began
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  • to realize that the unsavedpeople that were there, were
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  • getting the gifts of the Spiritthat was just, "Boom!" They knew
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  • standing there, there's not adarn thing I can do to get a
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  • miracle. They knew what theirpast was like. Did he say darn.
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  • Okay. They knew what was goingon. They knew that they didn't
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  • earn anything. And when I saidthis is free, they just took me
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  • at my word because they knewtheir life was such a mess. That
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  • if it's free, I'm in. If I haveto earn it, I don't have a hope
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  • of a snowball in hell, and theyget miracles. Now, Christians
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  • wouldn't get miracle becausethey're back to believing I've
  • 00:15:54.946 --> 00:15:57.248
  • got to earn it. I've got to begood enough. I've got to deal
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  • with this. I've got to deal withthat. And they don't realize
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  • that there's nothing that youcan deal with to make God heal
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  • you. His grace flows bybelieving in it. Ephesians 2, by
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  • grace are you healed throughfaith. By grace are you restored
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  • through faith. It is believingin the finished work of Jesus.
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  • So the big question was sin. Thedoorway to the miraculous and
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  • the doorway to the kingdom ofGod, is what I call that, is a
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  • heart that believes, not a mindthat is informed. It's a heart
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  • that believes not a mind. Someof you know the healing
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  • scriptures, been to all thehealing teachers, try to get a
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  • miracle. But healing doesn'tcome from a mind that is
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  • informed. It comes from a heartthat believes. That's Bible all
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  • the way through. The majority ofthe 21st century church has
  • 00:16:54.338 --> 00:16:58.443
  • rejected the finished work ofJesus as the absolute basis for
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  • knowing and experiencing God andHis power. When you begin to
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  • understand, that a simpleunderstanding of the cross. So I
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  • let me give it to you in a veryfast version that I could teach
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  • probably for 14 hours. But thesin issue, well, I have sinned.
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  • Jesus dealt with that on thecross. When He died, He died for
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  • the sin of mankind. He becamesin. So that the very nature of
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  • sin would be dealt with for youand that the old you would be
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  • dead. And that you could easilymove in God's power to receive
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  • the miraculous and the samepower could be used morally. If
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  • you struggle in any area, withyour mind, with temptation, with
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  • addiction. If you recognize andbelieve that I have the power to
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  • live morally, that power isthere. This power to heal your
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  • physical body, organs and immunesystem, cells. It's already
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  • there. The issue of ministeringto people is never getting God
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  • to move. It's getting theirobjections to move. It's a
  • 00:18:18.789 --> 00:18:23.628
  • double-minded man that isunstable in all his ways and
  • 00:18:23.661 --> 00:18:26.731
  • won't receive anything from God.So he's got his mind on Jesus
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  • but then also, but I did thisand what about this and what
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  • about that? And so rather thanbeing singlely fixed on
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  • something like Jesus on thecross. We develop another focus.
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  • Well, He won't do it for me.Well, I really don't know much
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  • of the Word. Whatever excuse theenemy is sticking in your head.
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  • And it's these two things. It'sJesus and then some other things
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  • that bothers you that makes youdouble-minded. Jesus this. Jesus
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  • this. Jesus, my addiction.Jesus, I'm not doing enough.
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:58.829
  • Jesus, I'm not reading enough,you know. And these two things
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  • just shuts you down. And themost of the church that I try to
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  • minister to around the world isstruggling with this. So on the
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  • cross, He became sin. He tooksin. And 2.000 years ago, let's
  • 00:19:09.073 --> 00:19:16.080
  • just look at you. 2.000 yearsago, Jesus looked at you and He
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  • saw all the sin from the day youwere born to the day that you
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  • died, and He paid for it all. Henot only paid for it all. He
  • 00:19:25.156 --> 00:19:29.961
  • became sin. But right now, Iwant to just try to get this
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  • into your head this way. He paidfor it all because you weren't
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  • even born yet. Someone say,"Well, I believe Jesus died for
  • 00:19:35.967 --> 00:19:38.569
  • my sins past but not my sinsfuture." I go, "That's
  • 00:19:38.603 --> 00:19:41.839
  • ridiculous. He died 2.000 yearsago, all of your sins were in
  • 00:19:41.872 --> 00:19:46.377
  • the future 2.000 years ago andHe died for them all. So that it
  • 00:19:46.410 --> 00:19:50.114
  • wouldn't be an issue." Leon, areyou encouraging us to sin? No,
  • 00:19:50.147 --> 00:19:54.752
  • everything in the Bible saysthat once you understand Jesus,
  • 00:19:54.785 --> 00:19:58.522
  • you've got the power to livefree from the horrible grasp of
  • 00:19:58.556 --> 00:20:03.027
  • sin. So the cross, you died withJesus on the cross. The Bible
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:09.200
  • says in Galatians 3:13, Christbecame a curse for us. Every
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  • sickness, every disease,everything that hampers you
  • 00:20:14.772 --> 00:20:19.343
  • mentally, physically,relationally, spiritually.
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  • Everything that hampers or stopsyou from enjoying a life that is
  • 00:20:24.548 --> 00:20:29.220
  • rich and exciting is a part ofthe curse, and God will never
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  • use it to teach you anything.But that's being taught from so
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  • many pulpits that God hasallowed this. So the allowing
  • 00:20:38.996 --> 00:20:44.769
  • teaching has taken over so manypeople as though it's better
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  • than doing it to you. You know,if a mom is watching her little
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  • child getting hit by a car, as afull grown man standing on the
  • 00:20:51.409 --> 00:20:55.546
  • sidewalk three feet away andsees the truck and sees the
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  • child, sees truck hit the child.Are you kidding me? That man
  • 00:20:58.783 --> 00:21:04.955
  • allowed that? That sick. We lockup people for the things people
  • 00:21:04.989 --> 00:21:09.760
  • accused God of, but yet thisbelieving of God that He allows
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  • things. That God's in control.God is in control of the overall
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  • world and the timetable of theworld. But He's not in control
  • 00:21:21.305 --> 00:21:26.143
  • of freewill mankind. You makeall your own decisions. You
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  • believe all that you want tobelieve. You can either be lazy
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  • or proactive. You can just sitaround do nothing or begin to
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  • serve Him. Anything that wouldbe a part of the curse. He took
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  • it for us. And so when the enemymesses with your head, I don't
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  • know. My sins are dealt with.Oh, you think God -, You get
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  • trying me to think, believe thatGod's allowing this because
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  • there's something I'm too stupidto get, that His Holy Spirit is
  • 00:21:48.132 --> 00:21:50.568
  • not smart enough to be able toget through to me? No, the
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  • curses are dealt with. None ofthe curse is mine. And then,
  • 00:21:53.137 --> 00:21:56.340
  • where is this life coming from?He literally is waiting for you
  • 00:21:56.374 --> 00:22:01.112
  • because He place His Spirit inyou. His life is in you and He
  • 00:22:01.145 --> 00:22:06.083
  • said, "You speak to mountains.You release it." And then if you
  • 00:22:06.117 --> 00:22:10.788
  • ever worry about, "Oh, I don'tknow how much authority I've
  • 00:22:10.821 --> 00:22:13.257
  • got. I mean, what if somethinggoes on over here, or the devil
  • 00:22:13.290 --> 00:22:16.627
  • attacks me over there." Well,Jesus has all authority in
  • 00:22:16.660 --> 00:22:20.631
  • heaven and in earth. He seat atthe right hand of the Father and
  • 00:22:20.664 --> 00:22:23.234
  • you're seated with Him.Therefore, we're seated with
  • 00:22:23.267 --> 00:22:27.271
  • Christ. We have all of our sinsdealt with. All of the curse no
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  • longer has a right anywhere inyour life, from your money to
  • 00:22:32.376 --> 00:22:36.247
  • your relationships, to yourbusiness, to your mind, to your
  • 00:22:36.280 --> 00:22:38.682
  • body, to your generations offamilies. Okay, curse is dealt
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  • with. And then the life of Godis not in heaven trying to pray
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  • it down. It's not in some angelsand used to come touch you. It
  • 00:22:47.158 --> 00:22:50.327
  • is within your very spirit. InRomans 8, it says that the same
  • 00:22:50.361 --> 00:22:53.497
  • Spirit that raised Christ bodyfrom the dead dwells in you. It
  • 00:22:53.531 --> 00:22:57.401
  • quickens your mortal body. Yourmortal body. Quickens your mind,
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  • your life, your relationships.This grace, this peace that
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  • Jesus made available as free toyou and I. It heals first the
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  • depth of your belief systemscalled your heart. You can call
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  • it subconscious. Maybe youstruggle with things you
  • 00:23:18.556 --> 00:23:21.859
  • have no clue why. You don'tneed to know why.
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  • You just need to embrace truth.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: God calls youfavoured, healed, and
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  • courageous. Many believersknow God's promises but
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  • struggle to see them at workin their lives.
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  • deep into scripture and showsyou exactly how to meditate on
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  • God's Word, connect with HisWord, and then transform
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  • from the inside out. You too canlearn to walk in the miraculous,
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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
  • 00:25:16.640 --> 00:25:21.145
  • should be done on a regularbasis where you are just
  • 00:25:21.178 --> 00:25:23.914
  • communicating with God. But thenprayer is powerful, in that it
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  • brings something in to thisworld. It can bring healing. It
  • 00:25:29.853 --> 00:25:33.324
  • 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
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  • 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,
  • 00:25:58.215 --> 00:26:02.152
  • 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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  • loved they are. And I'mbelieving with them for a
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  • miracle to take place in thatarea right now that they're
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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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  • know. God, You are there helpingthem. In Jesus' name, amen.
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