Prophets, Kings, and Priests | TBN

Prophets, Kings, and Priests

Watch Prophets, Kings, and Priests
January 13, 2021
27:29

Leon Fontaine is showing people across the earth how to unleash the miraculous in their everyday lives and take Jesus to their families, friends, and communities.

Closed captions

Prophets, Kings, and Priests

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • [CC]
  • 00:00:59.993 --> 00:00:01.060
  • -ANNOUNCER: What would youchange in your life?
  • 00:00:01.093 --> 00:00:03.762
  • - What if you could unleash themiraculous in your
  • 00:00:06.665 --> 00:00:09.001
  • everyday life?
  • 00:00:09.034 --> 00:00:10.369
  • - Experience freedom, live inpeace, change the world. Become
  • 00:00:13.338 --> 00:00:19.945
  • Spirit Contemporary. Join LeonFontaine, world renowned
  • 00:00:19.978 --> 00:00:24.316
  • conference speaker, seniorpastor of Canada's fastest
  • 00:00:24.349 --> 00:00:27.386
  • growing church, and CEOof Canada's only
  • 00:00:27.419 --> 00:00:29.888
  • Christian TV station.
  • 00:00:29.922 --> 00:00:31.023
  • -LEON FONTAINE: I don't want alife of disappointment where
  • 00:00:45.237 --> 00:00:47.706
  • this didn't happen, that didn'thappen. So now I'm going to
  • 00:00:47.739 --> 00:00:50.008
  • blame my mother. I'm going toblame my pastor. I'm going to
  • 00:00:50.042 --> 00:00:52.244
  • blame my father. I'm going toblame my wife. I'm going to
  • 00:00:52.277 --> 00:00:55.114
  • blame -, Listen, you can't blameanybody because what has been
  • 00:00:55.147 --> 00:00:58.750
  • invested in you is you are theking of your life.
  • 00:00:58.784 --> 00:01:01.687
  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, itsays that Jesus came to give us
  • 00:01:02.955 --> 00:01:06.024
  • life, and life more abundantly.So, why is there such a
  • 00:01:06.058 --> 00:01:09.595
  • disconnect between this biblicalpromise, and how most Christians
  • 00:01:09.628 --> 00:01:13.031
  • live today? Why have so manybelievers become spiritually
  • 00:01:13.065 --> 00:01:16.802
  • weak, and ineffective at sharingJesus' message of love? THE
  • 00:01:16.835 --> 00:01:21.273
  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is theanswer. It's being led by Holy
  • 00:01:21.306 --> 00:01:25.477
  • Spirit, but in a contemporaryway. It's being Jesus and
  • 00:01:25.511 --> 00:01:29.381
  • demonstrating His love in wayspeople can understand and
  • 00:01:29.414 --> 00:01:32.885
  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporaryis unique for everyone. It never
  • 00:01:32.918 --> 00:01:37.222
  • compromises the truth, and itnever makes others feel
  • 00:01:37.256 --> 00:01:40.325
  • uncomfortable. It's freeingyourself from religious
  • 00:01:40.359 --> 00:01:43.028
  • constraints, and walking freelyin God's amazing grace, for His
  • 00:01:43.061 --> 00:01:47.065
  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARYLIFE is absolutely crucial if
  • 00:01:47.099 --> 00:01:51.003
  • the global church and her peopleare going to change the world.
  • 00:01:51.036 --> 00:01:54.640
  • - Later in the show, we'll tellyou how you can reserve your
  • 00:01:54.673 --> 00:01:57.609
  • copy of today's resource. Enrichyour soul and renew your mind
  • 00:01:57.643 --> 00:02:01.146
  • with this timely series.
  • 00:02:01.180 --> 00:02:02.314
  • - And now, from Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
  • 00:02:10.889 --> 00:02:14.793
  • -LEON: As a kid, I lovedhearing the stories of the Old
  • 00:02:16.662 --> 00:02:21.266
  • Testament and The New. My momand dad, our Sunday school
  • 00:02:21.300 --> 00:02:25.137
  • teachers. I mean, would talk tous about men like Samson. Oh, I
  • 00:02:25.170 --> 00:02:30.576
  • could just wish I could pick upthe city gates and take out
  • 00:02:30.609 --> 00:02:33.679
  • 1.600 enemies. David taken outgiants. Elijah calling down
  • 00:02:33.712 --> 00:02:39.284
  • fire. I mean, hero after herofrom the Old Testament. They
  • 00:02:39.318 --> 00:02:43.088
  • would tell me the stories inliving color. They wouldn't just
  • 00:02:43.121 --> 00:02:46.491
  • read the verses. They would justtell the story of what would
  • 00:02:46.525 --> 00:02:49.895
  • have been, must have been likefor a teenage shepherd boy to
  • 00:02:49.928 --> 00:02:52.497
  • step out into a valley filledwith enemies looking at him, and
  • 00:02:52.531 --> 00:02:56.735
  • his own army jeering at him, hisbrothers and to get up and to be
  • 00:02:56.768 --> 00:03:01.173
  • strong and what God did. I mean,incredible people like Esther
  • 00:03:01.206 --> 00:03:05.244
  • and Ruth. So the stories and Iwant to challenge you. Make sure
  • 00:03:05.277 --> 00:03:09.681
  • the only stories your kids heararen't Disney. You know, it's
  • 00:03:09.715 --> 00:03:13.619
  • fun to have fun. But, man, makesure they know the stories of
  • 00:03:13.652 --> 00:03:17.856
  • the Bible. The stories of Pauland Silas in the jail and
  • 00:03:17.889 --> 00:03:21.860
  • shaking it up. Jesus walking onwater. I mean, the Bible is
  • 00:03:21.893 --> 00:03:25.998
  • filled with stories that we needto be teaching our children so
  • 00:03:26.031 --> 00:03:30.936
  • that they know their God. Theyknow what Jesus is like. The one
  • 00:03:30.969 --> 00:03:36.575
  • thing that I'm noticing thatvery few people teach on and few
  • 00:03:36.608 --> 00:03:40.646
  • understand the body of Christ iswhat is the reality of you being
  • 00:03:40.679 --> 00:03:48.053
  • a new creation. What are theprinciples? Who are you now as a
  • 00:03:48.086 --> 00:03:53.592
  • new creation? And most peopledon't know. And so I'm going to
  • 00:03:53.625 --> 00:03:58.730
  • touch on this topic today. Andin fact, I'm going to call this
  • 00:03:58.764 --> 00:04:02.968
  • message, "Prophet, King, Priest,and Judge." What do I mean by
  • 00:04:03.001 --> 00:04:06.171
  • that? Well, in the Old Testamentmost people were a part of, you
  • 00:04:06.204 --> 00:04:10.876
  • know, that they are the childrenof Israel. That God would guide
  • 00:04:10.909 --> 00:04:13.845
  • them. But He would guide themand govern them and judge,
  • 00:04:13.879 --> 00:04:17.482
  • etcetera, through these fouroffices. You know, if you were
  • 00:04:17.516 --> 00:04:20.852
  • the king. There is one king. Youknow, if you were a prophet,
  • 00:04:20.886 --> 00:04:24.323
  • usually one prophet of God. Theywould train lots of guys to
  • 00:04:24.356 --> 00:04:27.259
  • teach the Bible but that you'rea prophet of God. And the
  • 00:04:27.292 --> 00:04:29.728
  • presence of God would come onthe person He chooses the king
  • 00:04:29.761 --> 00:04:33.632
  • to do kingly things. Thepresence of God would come upon
  • 00:04:33.665 --> 00:04:37.302
  • the prophet to do propheticthings to, and I'm not teaching
  • 00:04:37.336 --> 00:04:42.007
  • on this, but to kind of know thedirection that the country
  • 00:04:42.040 --> 00:04:44.543
  • should go and to be aware ofwhat's going wrong. Then
  • 00:04:44.576 --> 00:04:47.179
  • there'll be the priest who wouldgo into the holy of holies and
  • 00:04:47.212 --> 00:04:50.949
  • he would offer the sacrifice.And so, then there would be the
  • 00:04:50.982 --> 00:04:55.120
  • judge. When you look at thejudges in the Old Testament who
  • 00:04:55.153 --> 00:04:57.856
  • before the kings came along,they would begin to judge
  • 00:04:57.889 --> 00:05:00.926
  • decisions for people and makejudgments. And so there was
  • 00:05:00.959 --> 00:05:06.398
  • about four different types ofanointing that were there. And
  • 00:05:06.431 --> 00:05:10.068
  • then other than that everybodyelse kind of, it was just the
  • 00:05:10.102 --> 00:05:12.404
  • herd of the children of Israelwho looked to them for all of
  • 00:05:12.437 --> 00:05:15.841
  • these areas. Now, listen tothis. When Jesus died on the
  • 00:05:15.874 --> 00:05:19.444
  • cross, it's no longer whichanointing here, which -, We all
  • 00:05:19.478 --> 00:05:24.649
  • have Jesus on the inside of us.And Jesus by the way, His
  • 00:05:24.683 --> 00:05:31.757
  • presence is within us. And sothe Bible shows us now a new
  • 00:05:31.790 --> 00:05:36.528
  • creation. Truth is that you arekings and priests. That means
  • 00:05:36.561 --> 00:05:42.467
  • that you have authority andpower over your life. As a
  • 00:05:42.501 --> 00:05:47.305
  • priest, you can go into the holyof holies because you are
  • 00:05:47.339 --> 00:05:50.876
  • actually. But you can communewith God. You can get to know
  • 00:05:50.909 --> 00:05:53.912
  • God for yourself. Your kings,priests. You are literally
  • 00:05:53.945 --> 00:05:59.651
  • prophets and judges. The wordsthat you speak every day are
  • 00:05:59.684 --> 00:06:04.589
  • prophesying your future. Becautious about what you say. You
  • 00:06:04.623 --> 00:06:09.261
  • are a judge over your own life.And the Bible's teaching us that
  • 00:06:09.294 --> 00:06:13.498
  • He set before us life and death.It says that, you know, that we
  • 00:06:13.532 --> 00:06:16.768
  • have been given the power tobind and loose. You get to judge
  • 00:06:16.802 --> 00:06:20.505
  • what you want loose in your lifeand what you want stopped in
  • 00:06:20.539 --> 00:06:23.775
  • your life. What you want releasein your life and what you want
  • 00:06:23.809 --> 00:06:27.212
  • bound. The Bible even give us anindicator of what to believe
  • 00:06:27.245 --> 00:06:30.048
  • for. It says, "Thy will be doneon earth as it is in heaven."
  • 00:06:30.081 --> 00:06:36.488
  • You, my friend, are a king, aprophet, a judge. You, my
  • 00:06:36.521 --> 00:06:43.061
  • friend, are a priest. You aremaking decisions about your
  • 00:06:43.094 --> 00:06:47.966
  • future. And the Holy Spirit ishere. He is our helper. And so
  • 00:06:47.999 --> 00:06:52.304
  • He's guiding us into all truth.But what a beautiful picture to
  • 00:06:52.337 --> 00:06:56.174
  • look at the Old Testament andsee these offices and recognize
  • 00:06:56.208 --> 00:07:00.212
  • that now you and I. Now, thatdoesn't mind that you're the
  • 00:07:00.245 --> 00:07:03.615
  • king over other people. Theprophet over other people. The
  • 00:07:03.648 --> 00:07:06.451
  • priest for other people. No, no,no. Remember, your life. Now, in
  • 00:07:06.485 --> 00:07:09.754
  • the church of Jesus Christ,which is another message. We've
  • 00:07:09.788 --> 00:07:12.257
  • got the five-fold ministry,apostles, prophets, pastors,
  • 00:07:12.290 --> 00:07:15.393
  • evangelists, teachers, and thoseare set by God. And that's to
  • 00:07:15.427 --> 00:07:19.931
  • work as a church together.Today, I'm talking about you,
  • 00:07:19.965 --> 00:07:23.835
  • your life, your kids, yourmarriage, your career, your
  • 00:07:23.869 --> 00:07:27.706
  • future, winning the lost toChrist. You as an individual.
  • 00:07:27.739 --> 00:07:31.243
  • You are these things. And if youdon't understand this, you are
  • 00:07:31.276 --> 00:07:35.280
  • never going to live your life invictory. In Romans 10:9-11, it's
  • 00:07:35.313 --> 00:07:39.851
  • talking about confession here.No, I'm not talking about
  • 00:07:39.885 --> 00:07:43.288
  • confessing your sins. This is adifferent kind of confession.
  • 00:07:43.321 --> 00:07:47.125
  • And it says that if you willconfess with your mouth the Lord
  • 00:07:47.158 --> 00:07:52.130
  • Jesus and believe in your heartthat God hath raised Him from
  • 00:07:52.163 --> 00:07:56.701
  • the dead, you will be saved.Now, that word "saved", sozo,
  • 00:07:56.735 --> 00:08:01.540
  • doesn't mean just saved frometernity and hell. It means
  • 00:08:01.573 --> 00:08:04.543
  • saved from the entire curse ofthe law, poverty, sickness,
  • 00:08:04.576 --> 00:08:08.113
  • mental illness, kidnapping,destruction. You are literally
  • 00:08:08.146 --> 00:08:12.918
  • saved. And how? By theconfession of your mouth and by
  • 00:08:12.951 --> 00:08:17.756
  • the believing in your heart.Then it goes on to say, "For
  • 00:08:17.789 --> 00:08:21.526
  • with your heart you believe butwith your mouth confession is
  • 00:08:21.560 --> 00:08:28.567
  • made." And then it says in verse11, "Whosoever believes on Him
  • 00:08:28.600 --> 00:08:33.238
  • shall not be ashamed." Now, thatword "ashamed" also means
  • 00:08:33.271 --> 00:08:39.477
  • disappointed. So many peoplewho've been taught wrong and
  • 00:08:39.511 --> 00:08:44.082
  • tried Jesus. Never been taughttheir identity. The truths of
  • 00:08:44.115 --> 00:08:50.155
  • the new creation. The authoritythat has been invested into
  • 00:08:50.188 --> 00:08:54.326
  • them. That they are kings,priests, judges. They are
  • 00:08:54.359 --> 00:08:59.097
  • literally prophets. You arespeaking and you are determining
  • 00:08:59.130 --> 00:09:03.735
  • your future. Your future whetheror not you succeed or go down,
  • 00:09:03.768 --> 00:09:09.341
  • God has placed it in your hands.And so that kingly ability that
  • 00:09:09.374 --> 00:09:14.679
  • the king would have in the OldTestament. You have to rule and
  • 00:09:14.713 --> 00:09:18.049
  • reign with Him in your life. Andoverall, the lives of the enemy
  • 00:09:18.083 --> 00:09:21.353
  • and the things that would attackyou. You are a prophet. Meaning
  • 00:09:21.386 --> 00:09:25.256
  • in the prophets of the old woulddeclare the future. And if there
  • 00:09:25.290 --> 00:09:28.526
  • was a real prophet, it wouldhappen. If it, if he wasn't a
  • 00:09:28.560 --> 00:09:31.429
  • real prophet, things wouldn'thappen. That was the judgment.
  • 00:09:31.463 --> 00:09:33.999
  • The prophet Samuel it says, notone word that came out of his
  • 00:09:34.032 --> 00:09:36.901
  • mouth ever did not happen. Didyou know that you are a prophet
  • 00:09:36.935 --> 00:09:41.640
  • for your future? The words thatyou speak in everyday
  • 00:09:41.673 --> 00:09:45.310
  • conversation, in your prayertime, whether or not you're
  • 00:09:45.343 --> 00:09:48.113
  • confessing the Word. Then you'reconfessing something else. And
  • 00:09:48.146 --> 00:09:51.449
  • your muttering when you're byyourself. You're angry shouting
  • 00:09:51.483 --> 00:09:54.986
  • at somebody. You're banging yourhead against the wall and making
  • 00:09:55.020 --> 00:09:58.023
  • declarations. The Bible issaying that the words of your
  • 00:09:58.056 --> 00:10:02.060
  • mouth in one scripture. You arejustified or you are condemned.
  • 00:10:02.093 --> 00:10:06.865
  • You are the judge. You speak thewords over your life. If you're
  • 00:10:06.898 --> 00:10:10.235
  • going to be negative and angryand blame others and talk about
  • 00:10:10.268 --> 00:10:14.039
  • others and gossip and justdeclare this world is awful,
  • 00:10:14.072 --> 00:10:17.308
  • everything suck and it's goingnowhere. All of these words are
  • 00:10:17.342 --> 00:10:21.379
  • self-fulfilling. They are beingplanted in your heart and they
  • 00:10:21.413 --> 00:10:27.552
  • are bearing fruit into yourfuture. It is over and over what
  • 00:10:27.585 --> 00:10:33.458
  • are you saying as a judge. TheBible's very clear like I said
  • 00:10:33.491 --> 00:10:38.430
  • earlier. That you aredetermining. You are judging
  • 00:10:38.463 --> 00:10:41.399
  • between life-giving words or youare judging between death-giving
  • 00:10:41.433 --> 00:10:46.404
  • words. Your words bring life.Your words bring death. They
  • 00:10:46.438 --> 00:10:51.276
  • bring death to relationships,death to health, death to your
  • 00:10:51.309 --> 00:10:54.646
  • future. And so prayer is not abegging, bugging, and pleading
  • 00:10:54.679 --> 00:10:58.983
  • with God. Prayer is adeclaration of the inheritance
  • 00:10:59.017 --> 00:11:03.621
  • that you have already been givenby God because of Jesus dying in
  • 00:11:03.655 --> 00:11:09.194
  • your place. One of the thingsyou've got to understand, is
  • 00:11:09.227 --> 00:11:12.564
  • that your mouth is not just forcommunication. It's just not to
  • 00:11:12.597 --> 00:11:18.069
  • tell everybody how you feel orto give somebody else a piece of
  • 00:11:18.103 --> 00:11:21.306
  • your unrenewed mind. But yourmouth, you are speaking and
  • 00:11:21.339 --> 00:11:26.077
  • prophesying your future. Let mehang around with you for about a
  • 00:11:26.111 --> 00:11:31.082
  • week, and I will tell you in anerring accuracy what your future
  • 00:11:31.116 --> 00:11:38.656
  • will be like, because your wordsthat come out of your mouth are
  • 00:11:38.690 --> 00:11:43.962
  • being planted in somethingcalled your autopilot, your
  • 00:11:43.995 --> 00:11:47.766
  • heart. And Jesus said in Mark 4that Satan comes to steal it
  • 00:11:47.799 --> 00:11:52.904
  • when it's the Word. He doesn'twant you planting the promises
  • 00:11:52.937 --> 00:11:55.340
  • of God in you because thisprocess of faith starts with
  • 00:11:55.373 --> 00:11:59.444
  • what you're saying. Andeverything you're saying your
  • 00:11:59.477 --> 00:12:03.948
  • heart is listening to and tryingto make it happen. Angels are
  • 00:12:03.982 --> 00:12:09.087
  • listening to it according to theWord of God. The enemy is
  • 00:12:09.120 --> 00:12:12.657
  • listening to it. And everythingis decided by the words of your
  • 00:12:12.690 --> 00:12:17.395
  • mouth because you have theauthority over your life. Jesus
  • 00:12:17.428 --> 00:12:22.367
  • gave it to you. And so as weunderstand this issue of
  • 00:12:22.400 --> 00:12:26.437
  • authority, as we understand thatthe world has never yet seen
  • 00:12:26.471 --> 00:12:31.776
  • what a person who is a newcreation in Christ, what they
  • 00:12:31.810 --> 00:12:35.380
  • could do, what they couldaccomplish. The reality of
  • 00:12:35.413 --> 00:12:39.284
  • healing and prosperity andblessing and the ability to
  • 00:12:39.317 --> 00:12:42.420
  • govern. You, by the way, arehave access to something greater
  • 00:12:42.453 --> 00:12:46.858
  • than Solomon, greater thanDavid, greater than Moses,
  • 00:12:46.891 --> 00:12:49.794
  • greater than Samuel, greaterthan Elijah. You are a new
  • 00:12:49.828 --> 00:12:53.898
  • creation. Jesus is the firstborn. We, if the church of Jesus
  • 00:12:53.932 --> 00:12:58.603
  • Christ and we better figure thisout, because the church needs to
  • 00:12:58.636 --> 00:13:02.073
  • wake up all over the place. Thatwho are we? We are the salt of
  • 00:13:02.106 --> 00:13:06.911
  • this earth. We are the light andthe salt. So Jesus flowing
  • 00:13:06.945 --> 00:13:10.515
  • through us and the ability togovern. The ability to be
  • 00:13:10.548 --> 00:13:14.452
  • doctors. The ability to be ineducation. The ability when it
  • 00:13:14.485 --> 00:13:18.389
  • comes to entertainment or songs.We've got to raise our kids with
  • 00:13:18.423 --> 00:13:22.393
  • an understanding of who they areas a new creation. So when you
  • 00:13:22.427 --> 00:13:26.397
  • get into the Word of God, ittells you very clearly in Romans
  • 00:13:26.431 --> 00:13:32.337
  • 10:9-11. That if you confesswith your mouth, believe in your
  • 00:13:32.370 --> 00:13:37.675
  • heart, you'll be saved. And thatword "saved" covers so many
  • 00:13:37.709 --> 00:13:41.679
  • areas. I don't want a life ofdisappointment where this didn't
  • 00:13:41.713 --> 00:13:45.283
  • happen, that didn't happen. Sonow I'm going to blame my
  • 00:13:45.316 --> 00:13:47.518
  • mother. I'm going to blame mypastor. I'm going to blame my
  • 00:13:47.552 --> 00:13:49.687
  • father. I'm going to blame mywife. I'm going to blame -,
  • 00:13:49.721 --> 00:13:52.223
  • Listen, you can't blame anybodybecause what has been invested
  • 00:13:52.257 --> 00:13:56.394
  • in you is you are the king ofyour life. You are the prophet
  • 00:13:56.427 --> 00:14:00.031
  • of your life. You are the priestof your life. You are the judge
  • 00:14:00.064 --> 00:14:03.468
  • of your life. These areas shownto us in the Old Testament you
  • 00:14:03.501 --> 00:14:07.372
  • in Christ. You have the sameSpirit of God that they had to
  • 00:14:07.405 --> 00:14:11.476
  • fulfill those offices are allwithin you looking after your
  • 00:14:11.509 --> 00:14:14.712
  • own life. And when we canunderstand this, we begin to
  • 00:14:14.746 --> 00:14:18.149
  • rise up excited going, "I canstop blaming somebody else." And
  • 00:14:18.182 --> 00:14:21.986
  • you need to watch your mouth.Now, there's a couple of stories
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:27.725
  • we've talked about, one is Johnthe Baptist's dad, Zechariah.
  • 00:14:27.759 --> 00:14:32.263
  • When the angel came to him andtold him, "You're going to have
  • 00:14:32.297 --> 00:14:34.132
  • a son." The angel had to strikehim dumb where he couldn't talk
  • 00:14:34.165 --> 00:14:40.838
  • because if he'd have spoken,he'd have spoken his unbelief.
  • 00:14:40.872 --> 00:14:44.909
  • He'd have spoken his doubts andit would have cost him his son.
  • 00:14:44.943 --> 00:14:48.947
  • So the angel struck him downwith an inability to speak. And
  • 00:14:48.980 --> 00:14:53.251
  • when John the Baptist was born,his dad's ability to speak came
  • 00:14:53.284 --> 00:14:57.889
  • back. So he couldn't shortcircuit this miracle. When the
  • 00:14:57.922 --> 00:15:02.026
  • children of Israel, when theywere marching from Egypt to the
  • 00:15:02.060 --> 00:15:04.729
  • promised land. They first camethrough a place called Jericho
  • 00:15:04.762 --> 00:15:08.533
  • and God said march around itevery day for six days, on the
  • 00:15:08.566 --> 00:15:12.303
  • seventh day seven times andshout. But He forbade them to
  • 00:15:12.337 --> 00:15:15.740
  • talk. Because as they walkedaround the walls, they were
  • 00:15:15.773 --> 00:15:18.943
  • looking at these huge walls. Andthese walls of this city was a
  • 00:15:18.977 --> 00:15:22.313
  • city of giants. It was a city ofgiant walls, of giant war
  • 00:15:22.347 --> 00:15:26.818
  • machines. And it would make youjust utter all your doubts, all
  • 00:15:26.851 --> 00:15:30.955
  • your unbelief. It would make youspeak all your fears. And so God
  • 00:15:30.989 --> 00:15:34.959
  • forbade them to speak. I wonderhow many things in your life, in
  • 00:15:34.993 --> 00:15:41.032
  • my life have been hurt by amouth that speaks the negative.
  • 00:15:41.065 --> 00:15:47.472
  • A mouth that speaks against theauthority, the promises, the
  • 00:15:47.505 --> 00:15:51.976
  • Word of God. Very carefully theBible says life and death are in
  • 00:15:52.010 --> 00:15:57.448
  • the power of the tongue. So youas a human being and as a born
  • 00:15:57.482 --> 00:16:03.588
  • again believer have an ability.God when He spoke creation to
  • 00:16:03.621 --> 00:16:07.525
  • existence, He used words. Now,what are your words saying?
  • 00:16:07.558 --> 00:16:13.164
  • There's an interesting studythat not really heard too many
  • 00:16:13.197 --> 00:16:16.200
  • speak about in John 17 as Jesusis praying. And Jesus is praying
  • 00:16:16.234 --> 00:16:23.541
  • here and He's talking to God.And in John 17:1-4, He says
  • 00:16:23.574 --> 00:16:28.746
  • something like wild. He sayshere that He has finished the
  • 00:16:28.780 --> 00:16:32.984
  • work. He's talking to God. Hesays, "Father, I have finished
  • 00:16:33.017 --> 00:16:36.454
  • the work." But just a minute. Hehasn't gone to the cross yet. He
  • 00:16:36.487 --> 00:16:39.090
  • hasn't been whipped. He hasn'tdied. He hasn't become sin. He
  • 00:16:39.123 --> 00:16:42.260
  • hasn't gone to hell in ourplace. He hasn't rose
  • 00:16:42.293 --> 00:16:44.562
  • victorious, gone into heaven andsprinkle His blood over the
  • 00:16:44.595 --> 00:16:47.765
  • mercy. See, He hasn't done anyof this stuff yet. Yet, here He
  • 00:16:47.799 --> 00:16:51.069
  • is saying to God, "I'mfinished!" Because Jesus always
  • 00:16:51.102 --> 00:16:56.107
  • spoke the end from thebeginning. You go further on. He
  • 00:16:56.140 --> 00:17:00.611
  • goes on and He talks about howthat He has been, He is
  • 00:17:00.645 --> 00:17:03.614
  • glorified now. But and there's ateaching of that, when Jesus
  • 00:17:03.648 --> 00:17:07.285
  • rose from the dead, from thevery pits of hell. When He had
  • 00:17:07.318 --> 00:17:10.755
  • taken your suffering, when Hehad taken death and the curse,
  • 00:17:10.788 --> 00:17:14.192
  • and He rose up. He became thefirst begotten Son of God, the
  • 00:17:14.225 --> 00:17:18.329
  • first born. And it says, He roseup and then God glorified Him.
  • 00:17:18.362 --> 00:17:21.966
  • It hadn't happened yet, but Hewas declaring that it was done.
  • 00:17:21.999 --> 00:17:24.902
  • As you go through 17, literallyon verses 8 to 11 of John 17,
  • 00:17:24.936 --> 00:17:30.308
  • Jesus says, "I am no longer inthis world." But He was standing
  • 00:17:30.341 --> 00:17:35.213
  • right there. People werepuzzled. They were looking at
  • 00:17:35.246 --> 00:17:38.116
  • Jesus scratching their head.Because when He prayed, He
  • 00:17:38.149 --> 00:17:41.219
  • spoke, He prayed the endresults. He hadn't finished. He
  • 00:17:41.252 --> 00:17:47.225
  • hadn't been glorified. He wasn'tgone from the world in that
  • 00:17:47.258 --> 00:17:51.062
  • space of time where He was rightthere, but that's the way He
  • 00:17:51.095 --> 00:17:54.532
  • spoke. It's not a play on words.It's not liked some people who
  • 00:17:54.565 --> 00:17:59.604
  • just get all kind of weird. No,no. We're talking about what's
  • 00:17:59.637 --> 00:18:02.807
  • in your heart that you believe.You begin to speak that way,
  • 00:18:02.840 --> 00:18:05.910
  • talk that way, and even Jesusspoke this way. You know, one of
  • 00:18:05.943 --> 00:18:11.849
  • the things about Christians thatwe've got to understand is that
  • 00:18:11.883 --> 00:18:14.819
  • we think that God's making alldecisions for our life. But He
  • 00:18:14.852 --> 00:18:18.322
  • said, "No, you are kings." Hethinks that it is God that's
  • 00:18:18.356 --> 00:18:22.860
  • going to decide what yourtomorrows are like. No, it's you
  • 00:18:22.894 --> 00:18:25.329
  • and God together because you'rethe prophet. You speak the
  • 00:18:25.363 --> 00:18:27.899
  • words. When we understand thatas a believer so much authority
  • 00:18:27.932 --> 00:18:32.470
  • and power has been invested inevery born-again believer on the
  • 00:18:32.503 --> 00:18:36.841
  • planet. That once theyunderstand, Jesus does a
  • 00:18:36.874 --> 00:18:40.344
  • teaching where He says that whenthe Word of God begins to come
  • 00:18:40.378 --> 00:18:43.915
  • into your heart and you begin togo, "Aha! Oh, my! Look at this."
  • 00:18:43.948 --> 00:18:50.121
  • The enemy comes in immediatelyto shut down the Word to get you
  • 00:18:50.154 --> 00:18:53.891
  • to go towards something. Don'tstay in the Word because the
  • 00:18:53.925 --> 00:18:57.128
  • Word planted in your heart willcause you to rise up and possess
  • 00:18:57.161 --> 00:19:00.431
  • your inheritance walking yourauthority begin to speak the
  • 00:19:00.464 --> 00:19:04.068
  • future. Listen to me greatgrandparents. The words you pray
  • 00:19:04.101 --> 00:19:07.672
  • over your kids, your grandkids,your great grand kids, the
  • 00:19:07.705 --> 00:19:10.675
  • generations. The words that youspeak in prayer declaring this
  • 00:19:10.708 --> 00:19:15.213
  • is what my family will be like.Those words stay even when you
  • 00:19:15.246 --> 00:19:19.884
  • go. Prayer is so unique. Prayeris so powerful. Sal and I
  • 00:19:19.917 --> 00:19:24.455
  • started even before we had kids.We begin to declare. This is
  • 00:19:24.488 --> 00:19:28.092
  • what our children will be like.This is how they would walk in
  • 00:19:28.125 --> 00:19:30.228
  • health. They would know God.They would do great things for
  • 00:19:30.261 --> 00:19:32.830
  • God. And one day when I die andI go to be with Jesus Christ,
  • 00:19:32.863 --> 00:19:36.467
  • the words that I have spoken formy kids, my grandkids, my great
  • 00:19:36.500 --> 00:19:39.237
  • grandkids and the generations ofFontaine will still be here when
  • 00:19:39.270 --> 00:19:43.074
  • I'm gone to be with Jesus.Because the prayers of the
  • 00:19:43.107 --> 00:19:47.011
  • saints, they transcend time.They go through generations.
  • 00:19:47.044 --> 00:19:51.415
  • Prayers that were prayedcenturies ago are still having
  • 00:19:51.449 --> 00:19:54.652
  • an effect today. People whoprayed over Canada, pastors and
  • 00:19:54.685 --> 00:19:58.756
  • leaders and prayer warriors whodeclare what Canada was going to
  • 00:19:58.789 --> 00:20:01.826
  • do. They're gone. We're the onesnow in the arena determining
  • 00:20:01.859 --> 00:20:05.997
  • souls, etcetera. But thoseprayers are still there making a
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:09.934
  • way for us. If you canunderstand the power of the
  • 00:20:09.967 --> 00:20:13.271
  • spoken word, of declaring what'sgoing to on in your world and in
  • 00:20:13.304 --> 00:20:18.209
  • your life. Someone said to me,"Well, you know, I just don't
  • 00:20:18.242 --> 00:20:20.778
  • know what God's will is." God'sWord is His will. It's just a
  • 00:20:20.811 --> 00:20:24.415
  • stupid question. If someone saysto me, "Well, Leon, what really
  • 00:20:24.448 --> 00:20:29.053
  • is your will about the church?"I've been talking about the
  • 00:20:29.086 --> 00:20:32.823
  • church for years. I go, "Well,what I've been talking about."
  • 00:20:32.857 --> 00:20:36.360
  • You see, you can't separatesomeone's will from what they're
  • 00:20:36.394 --> 00:20:38.562
  • saying. Do you want to know whatGod's will is? What His Word's
  • 00:20:38.596 --> 00:20:41.499
  • saying? It's His words. When webegin to recognize that Jesus,
  • 00:20:41.532 --> 00:20:45.803
  • when the Word teaches us topray. Listen to this one line.
  • 00:20:45.836 --> 00:20:48.973
  • It clears it all up. Pray, thykingdom come, thy will be done
  • 00:20:49.006 --> 00:20:54.679
  • on earth as it is in heaven.What is God's will? It is His
  • 00:20:54.712 --> 00:21:03.454
  • will on earth as it is inheaven. Now, is it going to
  • 00:21:03.487 --> 00:21:06.590
  • happen totally? No, because thegod of this world is Satan. And
  • 00:21:06.624 --> 00:21:11.862
  • until he's dealt with, we livein a militarize area where he
  • 00:21:11.896 --> 00:21:16.634
  • will come to kill, steal, anddestroy your marriage, your
  • 00:21:16.667 --> 00:21:19.870
  • kids, your peace of mind, yourjoy. He will come to mess with
  • 00:21:19.904 --> 00:21:24.241
  • your body, make it, get itsystems, in other way he's going
  • 00:21:24.275 --> 00:21:27.278
  • to come to bring disease. Heloves to kill, steal, and to
  • 00:21:27.311 --> 00:21:31.882
  • destroy. So because we're onthis planet, you and I must
  • 00:21:31.916 --> 00:21:36.487
  • determine with our authority inGod's Word to speak it every
  • 00:21:36.520 --> 00:21:41.292
  • day. The mercies of the Lord arerenewed every day. Every day get
  • 00:21:41.325 --> 00:21:45.563
  • up and decide what this world isgoing to be like. Your world is
  • 00:21:45.596 --> 00:21:49.500
  • going to be like. Decide whatit's going to be like
  • 00:21:49.533 --> 00:21:52.236
  • financially, career wise,marriage wise. You don't say,
  • 00:21:52.269 --> 00:21:55.773
  • "Well, I sure hope." One persontalking to me, "Well, when my
  • 00:21:55.806 --> 00:21:58.008
  • girls turn 12, I'm going to getthem on a pill because I just
  • 00:21:58.042 --> 00:22:00.644
  • don't want them to getpregnant." And I'm going,
  • 00:22:00.678 --> 00:22:02.380
  • "Really? That is yourprophetic." Well, no, no. I
  • 00:22:02.413 --> 00:22:04.682
  • mean, come on. Let's get real.No, realities are something you
  • 00:22:04.715 --> 00:22:08.018
  • can determine by speaking,training, being obedient to the
  • 00:22:08.052 --> 00:22:11.856
  • Word. And I'm not about to say,"Well, the world is one a hot
  • 00:22:11.889 --> 00:22:16.160
  • pot of garbage. I sure hope mykids can make it." I disagree
  • 00:22:16.193 --> 00:22:20.731
  • with both. First of all, my kidsare going to be taught of the
  • 00:22:20.765 --> 00:22:23.634
  • Lord. They're going to walk inthe gifts of the Spirit. They're
  • 00:22:23.667 --> 00:22:25.836
  • going to have Jesus, the angelicarmy, and they're going to be
  • 00:22:25.870 --> 00:22:28.139
  • taught to speak God's Word. ButI don't agree that the world is
  • 00:22:28.172 --> 00:22:30.975
  • going to hell in a handbasket. Idon't agree that Satan's so
  • 00:22:31.008 --> 00:22:33.711
  • powerful the church loses, andhe wins. I don't agree the end
  • 00:22:33.744 --> 00:22:36.814
  • times prophesy is theanti-Christ is going to come and
  • 00:22:36.847 --> 00:22:39.083
  • behead you all and stop you fromeating and drinking. So grab
  • 00:22:39.116 --> 00:22:42.420
  • your three rifles and your 20years of dried food and head for
  • 00:22:42.453 --> 00:22:45.623
  • the hills. Oh, grow up. You area king. You are a prophet. You
  • 00:22:45.656 --> 00:22:51.362
  • are a priest. You are a judge.All of these over your world,
  • 00:22:51.395 --> 00:22:56.767
  • your life, your future. Take theresponsibility and learn how to
  • 00:22:56.801 --> 00:23:01.172
  • move in those areas.
  • 00:23:01.205 --> 00:23:03.207
  • [Segment Music]
  • 00:23:03.240 --> 00:23:04.975
  • -LEON: Thank you for tuning into the show today. Not only can
  • 00:23:10.147 --> 00:23:12.917
  • today's message be powerfullyeffective in your life, but it
  • 00:23:12.950 --> 00:23:16.387
  • can also change someone else'seternity. So today, I'm asking
  • 00:23:16.420 --> 00:23:21.091
  • you to make a call that only youcan make. Would you join our
  • 00:23:21.125 --> 00:23:25.196
  • family of partners? Individualswho make it possible for this
  • 00:23:25.229 --> 00:23:29.834
  • program to reach peopleall over the world.
  • 00:23:29.867 --> 00:23:32.970
  • And when you givegenerously today,
  • 00:23:33.003 --> 00:23:35.306
  • I'm going to send you my audioseries, "Pray With Power."
  • 00:23:35.339 --> 00:23:40.277
  • Through this series,you'll discover the nine
  • 00:23:40.311 --> 00:23:43.214
  • different types of prayer, andhow you can apply it to your
  • 00:23:43.247 --> 00:23:47.117
  • everyday life. Effective prayermakes tremendous power available
  • 00:23:47.151 --> 00:23:52.056
  • in every situation. And you canget it working for you. You,
  • 00:23:52.089 --> 00:23:56.193
  • too, can pray with power. Socall, go online, but partner
  • 00:23:56.227 --> 00:24:01.532
  • with us today. I want to sendthis to you.
  • 00:24:01.565 --> 00:24:03.701
  • [Music]
  • 00:24:03.734 --> 00:24:06.570
  • [Segment Music]
  • 00:24:12.009 --> 00:24:13.944
  • -LEON: You know, so few peopleunderstand that their words have
  • 00:24:18.616 --> 00:24:22.152
  • power. When you look at thewords, everyone thinks they are
  • 00:24:22.186 --> 00:24:25.623
  • simply for communication. Thatwords are simply me trying to
  • 00:24:25.656 --> 00:24:30.327
  • get you to understand somethingI'm trying to communicate. And I
  • 00:24:30.361 --> 00:24:33.697
  • think that that's a little partof it. But did you know that God
  • 00:24:33.731 --> 00:24:38.402
  • released His power with Hiswords. When Jesus walked the
  • 00:24:38.435 --> 00:24:42.206
  • planet, He spoke words. Hedidn't like snap His fingers or
  • 00:24:42.239 --> 00:24:46.977
  • fling His arm or lightning voltsthrough His hands. He spoke
  • 00:24:47.011 --> 00:24:51.181
  • words. And the Bible says thatthose words went out and
  • 00:24:51.215 --> 00:24:55.119
  • accomplished the things they hadbeen sent forth to do. So what
  • 00:24:55.152 --> 00:25:00.491
  • are your words saying aboutrelationships, health, etcetera.
  • 00:25:00.524 --> 00:25:04.795
  • You might have to communicate toa doctor your feelings, the
  • 00:25:04.828 --> 00:25:08.165
  • things that were going on inyour body. You may have to
  • 00:25:08.198 --> 00:25:10.801
  • communicate to a banker whereyou are in finances and you
  • 00:25:10.834 --> 00:25:14.038
  • might have to renegotiatepayments. You know, we need to
  • 00:25:14.071 --> 00:25:17.708
  • speak truth as far as what ishappening. But then in your
  • 00:25:17.741 --> 00:25:21.912
  • prayer time and in your regularspeaking, let them be words of
  • 00:25:21.946 --> 00:25:26.083
  • victory. That God is within youand you will overcome. That the
  • 00:25:26.116 --> 00:25:30.287
  • blessing of the Lord maketh itrich and He addeth no sorrow to
  • 00:25:30.321 --> 00:25:33.324
  • it. That you are convinced. Thatthat these words, so many people
  • 00:25:33.357 --> 00:25:37.227
  • they kind of have this duallife. That they talk about all
  • 00:25:37.261 --> 00:25:40.531
  • their problems and then they'llthrow this little cloth but
  • 00:25:40.564 --> 00:25:43.901
  • we're believing God. No, whereyour words are, what you say
  • 00:25:43.934 --> 00:25:48.038
  • regularly to your friends. Howyou talk about your problems to
  • 00:25:48.072 --> 00:25:52.242
  • your spouse, your friends. Howyou speak about things to those
  • 00:25:52.276 --> 00:25:55.779
  • around you. It's releasingpower. So make sure that your
  • 00:25:55.813 --> 00:26:00.117
  • words are declaring the end fromthe beginning. That as far as
  • 00:26:00.150 --> 00:26:04.822
  • you're concerned, it is done.Negative things, pains,
  • 00:26:04.855 --> 00:26:08.025
  • sickness, disease power have noright in my life. And so because
  • 00:26:08.058 --> 00:26:11.595
  • of Jesus I am blessed. The favorof God is upon me and I will not
  • 00:26:11.629 --> 00:26:15.633
  • accept the negative things. Yourwords have power. Life and death
  • 00:26:15.666 --> 00:26:20.904
  • are in the power of the tongue.Father let this truth just move
  • 00:26:20.938 --> 00:26:25.175
  • into their hearts and minds in apowerful way and help them to
  • 00:26:25.209 --> 00:26:28.746
  • watch their tongue and help themto speak words of life and to
  • 00:26:28.779 --> 00:26:32.983
  • prophesy to their future even intheir conversation with others
  • 00:26:33.017 --> 00:26:36.854
  • and to see the power of that inJesus' name, amen.
  • 00:26:36.887 --> 00:26:40.624
  • -ANNOUNCER: It's no accidentthat you watched today's show.
  • 00:26:42.059 --> 00:26:44.695
  • You are special, and you have adestiny to fulfill. Our media
  • 00:26:44.728 --> 00:26:48.999
  • ministry reaches some of thedarkest corners of the world,
  • 00:26:49.033 --> 00:26:52.136
  • and your support is what makesthis possible week after week.
  • 00:26:52.169 --> 00:26:56.407
  • You are vital, you can change alife. Act today. And remember,
  • 00:26:56.440 --> 00:27:01.879
  • this amazing resource willbe yours as our way of
  • 00:27:01.912 --> 00:27:04.782
  • saying thank you.
  • 00:27:04.815 --> 00:27:06.250
  • [Closing Theme Music]
  • 00:27:06.283 --> 00:27:08.285
  • Closed Captioned by MGD: TheMiracle Channel Association
  • 00:27:23.400 --> 00:27:26.236