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Your Miracle Starts With You

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January 1, 2020
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Leon Fontaine

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Your Miracle Starts With You

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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: God is not in control of the timing of the
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  • miracle. You actually are. Why? Because there's a
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  • process for miracles.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly. So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective at sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: So many people look at miracles like magic. That they
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  • just wait till they get in trouble call out to God and a
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  • miracle will occur and the Bible says that. But we often forget
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  • to take the Bible in context. We think that when we see Jesus
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  • walking in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, that He just does
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  • miracles as easy as pie and that's not really true. In his
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  • hometown He couldn't. It doesn't say He wouldn't. It says
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  • couldn't do any miracles. Here we go, "Wow!" But then it says,
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  • His answer was, He went about the villages teaching and
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  • preaching in a circuit. Why would, it's the only place it
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  • says in a circuit. What does a circuit mean? It means He was
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  • gonna teach the Word, teach the Word, teach the Word in these
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  • places and then comeback around and then ministered them again.
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  • Why? Because there's a process for miracles. And so many people
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  • they know about the miracle. They have heard about miracles.
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  • They have received the occasional miracle and they have
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  • got a bunch of religious baggage about miracles. And so today, I
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  • don't want to talk about miracle. I'm gonna kind of
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  • change some of the verbiage because most people think of
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  • miracles as, like I said as kind of magic. It's just like, you
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  • know, you just gotta connect to God. They think believing is
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  • kind of this emotional high. They think believing is knowing
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  • the Word and that's not what the Word says. They think believing
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  • God. Oh, I've got faith. And they think they're in faith but
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  • they're just mentally agreeing with things. So I want to show
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  • you how clearly the Bible and Jesus outlines a process. And
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  • this process doesn't mean that you are earning miracles because
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  • you're qualified for miracles. It simply means that there's
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  • some parts of you that need to be renewed, that need to connect
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  • to God. And when you understand what Jesus is trying to do,
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  • incredible things begin to happen in your life as you begin
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  • to walk in His promises. Now, if you need a miracle, that means
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  • you've got a problem.
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  • I don't want a life full of miracles.
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  • I want to minister miracles to people who have tons of problems
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  • out there. But I don't want to need miracle after miracle after
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  • miracle because it means I've got problem after problem after
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  • problem. For example, when it comes to health, healing in your
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  • physical body. You know, getting a miracle in your physical body
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  • is actually the third best way to walk healthy. Because the
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  • best way, the second best is just to stay in health. The
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  • first one is to be, the best one is to be so filled with God's
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  • presence that you're ministering this beautiful revelation and
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  • the power of God to other people around you. So I am so glad
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  • because I've gotten sick quite a few times. The power of God was
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  • there, and Holy Spirit would guide me. A lot of times as to
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  • what to do. Leon, rest a little bit more. Leon, you need to move
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  • a little bit more. Leon, you need to get your head up out of
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  • all your problems and get back focused on me. Whether it was a
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  • spiritual issue or natural issue or soul issue and emotional
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  • issue or whatever. He'd always guide me into walking in health
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  • and the same is true for all of God's promises. So today, as I
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  • share for just a few minutes, my purpose is to move you out of
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  • this magic zone that so many Christians are stuck in, and I
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  • want you to move over to the process of miracles. One of the
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  • greatest things I find in traveling the world and praying
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  • and ministering to people that stops miracles is religious
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  • teaching. It's the worst. Most people have heard truths about
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  • they think miracles like things like God needs you suffer. God
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  • want you to struggle. You're gonna learn from what you
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  • suffer. And of course, you should. But they have this view
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  • of God that is so anti-Bible. And then they have lots of
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  • teachings that kind of develops that God doesn't want you to
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  • prosper. So I guess just start a business so you can fail. And
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  • they just have all these religious beliefs. And then when
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  • they go to believe God for His help, for His supernatural
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  • ability on their natural lives, these religious beliefs and
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  • anytime you think God's Word says something. That's one of
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  • the most powerful beliefs you can have is when you think this
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  • is how God thinks. And so one of the keys is this ability to pull
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  • down arguments, theories, and strongholds that are against
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  • proper teaching. And the Bible literally says to us that the
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  • Word of God is made of no effect in your life when you begin to
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  • have religious teaching that is against the Word. Religious
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  • teaching can be some of the worst and in a world talks about
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  • this. That it makes the Word of God of no effect. And so as you
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  • begin to go into the teachings of Jesus, what's interesting
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  • about the Bible is that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John is the life
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  • of Jesus and His teachings. And so many people misunderstand the
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  • teachings of Jesus because they're all about the kingdom
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  • and how the kingdom works. And everyone thinks that all the
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  • teachings of Jesus shows you how to get saved to go to heaven.
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  • But the majority of them don't. The majority of them are showing
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  • people how to operate in the kingdom which you can be in
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  • before you go to the place called heaven. When you read
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  • Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, when it talks about the kingdom
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  • of heaven or the kingdom of God. They are both referring to a
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  • realm which is within you, both to the realm of the kingdom of
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  • God and the realm of heaven and the resources of the kingdom of
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  • God. So we need to recognize this that the teachings of Jesus
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  • are profound. They are wonderful. They are amazing. But
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  • they, a lot of us will read it and will think, well, for
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  • example, and I've shared this before. Like, you know, if you
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  • don't forgive, you can't be forgiven. Okay, that's before
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  • the cross. After the cross it says that we are to forgive as
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  • Christ has forgiven us. When you take God's Word to the cross, it
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  • changes things. So as we get involved Mark 4 is one of my
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  • favorite chapters for giving me a good look at this process of
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  • the miraculous flow of God in our lives. Now, most people love
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  • the verses that say that, you know, when you're in danger cry
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  • out to God and He'll answer. And that's in there and I've done
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  • that. But you can't live your entire life just crying out to
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  • God and He's gonna answer. That's like telling my son, "You
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  • know what, anything you need just cry, 'Daddy' and I'll come
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  • running and pay your bill and talk to your wife and figure out
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  • with your yard." No. I want him to grow up. And the same is true
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  • for us. As we learn this process of the miraculous. I don't even
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  • like the word miracles because they're just so misused and so
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  • abused. I would prefer to say, "I'd like to see you harvest the
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  • promises." When you harvest the promises, it removes a lot of
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  • religious rhetoric. Like, it's not God's timing to heal me.
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  • It's not God's timing to prosper me. It's not God's timing to fix
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  • my marriage. It's just not in His timing. And it's a
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  • ridiculous concept but it's one of the most taught religious
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  • lines. And so it leaves every person who needs God to touch an
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  • area of their life in this limbo wondering when is God's time to
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  • happen. As you look at Mark 4, it's talking about a sower
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  • sowing seed. And there's different kind of soil. One's by
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  • the path and the birds eat it. One is on stony soil and it
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  • burst up for a little while, the sun just destroys it. It dies.
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  • Then some goes into ground that's got thorns and thistles
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  • planted in it. And as the seed grows up, thorns and thistles
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  • choked it out. But then there's some that planted in good soil
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  • that just produced thirty times, sixty times, a hundred times.
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  • Now, Jesus is saying this is the way the kingdom of God works.
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  • Oh, when this is how the miraculous help of God works.
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  • Everyone thinks that you just do whatever you want in life.
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  • Valderi, valdera, a knapsack on my back. Oh, I need a miracle.
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  • Help! Cry out to God. Thank you, God. And keep walking doing what
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  • we want, saying what we want, living what we want, believing
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  • what we want, letting our emotions go where they want,
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  • planting whatever we want in our heart through speaking and
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  • listening in here. And then we wonder why it seems to be so
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  • hard for God's help to get involved in our lives. Because
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  • it's not up to God. Listen to me close. God is not deciding the
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  • miracles in your life. "So Leon, are you sure about that?" Yeah,
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  • Peter teaches us that. That you've already been given all
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  • things that pertain to life and godliness. So everything you
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  • need to live Godly, everything you need in life. Food,
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  • clothing, healing, health, joy, peace, happiness. I mean,
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  • relationship. That all the miraculous power has already
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  • been given to you. So God is not up there going, okay, with seven
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  • billion strings determining yes or no with every miracle. And
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  • it's something we teach on often, but I really want to help
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  • you to take a focus on this, because as you begin to study
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  • the miraculous process it says the sower sows the Word. Now,
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  • when Jesus get started teaching this, He says twelve of His
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  • disciples. The twelve, He takes them aside just the twelve and
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  • then He teaches them the process. And He says this is how
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  • the kingdom of God works. Now, the second He says that, this is
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  • one honking big issue. If you want to get the kingdom of God
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  • working while you live in the kingdoms of this world, then you
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  • want to be influenced and you want the resources and you want
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  • the joy, the peace, and the righteousness of God's kingdom
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  • even though you're living in a world where Satan, where the
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  • Bible says Satan is the god of this world. But you're not in
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  • this kingdom of this world. You're in the kingdom of heaven
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  • while you're walking here. And you've got to learn this because
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  • although your spirit's eternal, your soul's eternal. Your body
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  • is not. Your body is mortal and death doom. Your body is living
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  • on a world full of chemicals, full of accidents, full of all
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  • kinds of stuff. And so we've got to get in and we must understand
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  • how God has created this beautiful easy way to walk with
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  • His supernatural power in every case. And what this is teaching
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  • us, this story, isn't that you should just wait, and for God
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  • He's saying that the soil is your heart.
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  • The seed is God's promises.
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  • And He says the seed is unkillable.
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  • So the seed is not the issue.
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  • Hello!
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  • Peter says, 1 Peter 2:24, the seed is unkillable, unstoppable.
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  • Therefore, God's Word is not the issue that it would fail.
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  • And God's not the issue as though He would fail.
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  • And God's not the issue that He is sovereign and
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  • might change His mind.
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  • I hear this phrase "the sovereign will of God"
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  • everywhere I travel. And it's just kind of religious
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  • teachers' ability to and they don't know what to say. Just say
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  • God is sovereign. What does that mean? I don't know. It just
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  • means why accidents and deaths and dying, and we don't know. So
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  • God's sovereign. God can do what He wants. As though God's doing
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  • this, and that's not true. The word "sovereign" means all
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  • powerful. But as the Bible and the New Testament which heavily
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  • involved in the Greek language and amongst the Greeks. They
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  • begin to bring over some of the Greek mythology. That the Gods
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  • are playing with man, etcetera, etcetera. And it began to creep
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  • in where you couldn't really depend on a promise because what
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  • you're telling me, you can just, the promise is gonna guarantee
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  • it. God's sovereign. That's ridiculous. That is saying like
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  • He's not a God of His word. He said it. He promised it. His Son
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  • died but He just might change His mind. And so Christians
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  • struggle with these religious beliefs because so many people
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  • are teaching that. As you look at this Jesus begins to teach
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  • this miracle process. He says your heart it's where it can be
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  • hard-packed. It's where it can be filled with thorns and
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  • thistles. It's where it can be shallow and not be able to grow
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  • God's Word. But then He says it can have thirty, sixty,
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  • hundred-fold. That's the harvest of the miracle. And so God is
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  • not in control of the timing of the miracle. You actually are.
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  • You've got to plant the seed and then you've got to guard your
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  • heart, protect your heart. You've got to establish your
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  • heart. Don't let your heart slow down. Don't let it get hard.
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  • Don't let it get bitter. All these things. God is not in
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  • control of your soil. God is not in control of your heart. Only
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  • you are. And so this is a crucial issue that we are
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  • treating the soil, our heart as the place that we are growing
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  • our future. So we are growing the promise that promises joy.
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  • We're finding promises about health. We're finding promises
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  • about blessing in business. We're finding promises about all
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  • these different things. And as you begin to plant these
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  • promises in the soil of your heart, it comes up. If it dies
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  • anywhere, okay, or the heart stops allowing it to grow
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  • anywhere in this process. It doesn't come to fruition. So as
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  • you look at this incredible thing, you'll notice that the
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  • heart is paramount. Jesus goes on to teach these twelve
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  • disciples in Mark 4 and He says when the soil is but on the
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  • hard-packed path, He says Satan comes and steals the Word. What?
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  • Satan? Because Jesus compares him to birds. Yeah, did you know
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  • that as you begin to hear teaching that you need to focus
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  • on, that the enemy does not want you to focus on the Word. He
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  • does not want this Word to go down deep in your heart. He does
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  • not want your mind to grab it and your focus and your
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  • attention just marinate and get the Word in because if the roots
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  • go down so big, you're unstoppable in that area of
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  • blessing. Okay? So the only way to stop that miracle is not that
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  • the seed would fail, but that Jesus' teaching the heart would
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  • fail in some way. So the enemy is going to try to keep you away
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  • from the Word. Then He says, it goes into soil that is so
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  • shallow that it comes up excited at first but when persecution
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  • comes, the heart is not deep enough to nurture it. So that
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  • means people are going to harass you. People will come to Springs
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  • Church hear this incredible message. They'll get saved,
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  • healed, lives touched. And as soon as they run into somebody,
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  • "Oh, Springs Church. Oh, Leon Fontaine. Oh, you can't believe
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  • that blessing and prosperity and healing mass. Are you kidding
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  • me?" And you'll notice persecution will begin to come
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  • for the Word's sake. And the heart doesn't have a depth to
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  • keep feeding the Word and so it dies. Then it talks about thorns
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  • and thistles. It talks about how that the Word is in there but
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  • around there is these thorns and thistles. And it's talking about
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  • your heart being focused primarily on other things first.
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  • It's focused on prosperity or wealth. It's focused on the
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  • cares of this world. Other things take the first focus. And
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  • so because of that, that's what outgrows the Word, not because
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  • the Word can't grow because the heart is growing its first
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  • focus. And so it says it just choked out the things that you
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  • desire. When we take, Jesus is teaching this way. And if you
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  • look at chapter 4 of Mark, he's teaching us that miracles are
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  • not up to Him. Miracles are not some kind of magical
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  • incantation. Miracles are not something that if you cry enough
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  • and your mascara runs enough. That finally, God signs off on
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  • the miracle and goes, "Give it to him." In fact, the entire
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  • miracle process has been handed to the human race. Jesus teaches
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  • and it's twice, once in Matthew 16 and once in Matthew 18. He
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  • says this, and I love the way the Amplified puts it. He says
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  • that whatever you bind on this earth is bound in heaven, and
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  • whatever you loose on this earth is loosed in heaven. The
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  • Amplified says that whatever you declare illegal on this earth
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  • must be what is declared illegal in heaven or what is not in
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  • heaven. And what you declare loose on this earth must be what
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  • is loosed in heaven. It is so clear and yet we still have
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  • people that they just want to skip over that. Find a few
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  • verses about suffering and different things and just stay
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  • in that zone because it's all they know. But He is saying very
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  • clearly declare is to speak. And so as you look at this beautiful
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  • portion of scripture, it's teaching us that the Word must
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  • be planted in your heart. Next Mark 4 teaches us about don't
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  • put a light under a basket. Put it upward it can be seen. He's
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  • talking about revelation. As you plant the Word what begins to
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  • happen in you is it begins to be revealed to you the plan of God.
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  • The cross Jesus died on. That grace is a gift. That
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  • righteousness is a gift. All these beautiful truths began to
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  • be revealed. Then the next few verses it begins to talk about
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  • your attention. What do you focus on? And it says and in the
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  • Amplified, I love the Word says that the amount of attention
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  • that you give to the truth you hear determines how much virtue
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  • and knowledge comes back at you and more besides. So we've got
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  • the Word being planted. We've got the revelation of what it
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  • means taking place. Then it's saying that as you keep going,
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  • keep your attention, your focus on this. And here's where a lot
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  • of Christians struggle. They are looking for an easy way to not
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  • do any work. And anytime you say, "Well, you should study.
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  • You should really bear down and get involved." Oh, I don't have
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  • to. It's not about works. It is so about works. The Bible talks
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  • about works all the way through. One of the judgments in heaven
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  • which is the bema seat, is all about rewarding Christians for
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  • their works. It just says this one truth. Your works can't
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  • qualify you for miracles. Your works don't earn you miracles.
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  • Jesus did that. But it says study to shew thyself approved
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  • unto God, in Timothy. It says workout your own salvation with
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  • fear and trembling. It's not saying earn it. It's just saying
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  • that you have been given this beautiful believing heart.
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  • You've been given the three-part body. You're made in the
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  • likeness and the image of God. You're designed to walk in the
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  • miraculous. And the way to walk in the miraculous isn't just you
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  • keep asking God as though it's a magical favor and God does it.
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  • It is to take this beautiful system that He's put in place,
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  • your heart and the Word of God. And as you plant God's Word in
  • 00:21:44.080 --> 00:21:49.060
  • your heart, it begins to come up. This thing about the heart.
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  • This thing about the miraculous process is not complicated. It's
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  • not hard. But if you do not start on it and just make a
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  • decision to begin to know what God's Word says, take time every
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  • day to find promises and just declare them, to speak them and
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  • to never stop. The spoken word is still a mystery to most
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  • Christians. That when you speak words, you gain control of your
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  • mind. Did you know that when you speak words, that you can't
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  • think about something else? So if you've got fear, heartache,
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  • hurt, speak His promises and your mind follows what you
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  • speak. Did you know that when you speak words, that the speech
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  • area of your brain is overriding everything else? That when you
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  • speak words, the words being planted. Because the Bible says
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  • whatever you, what you declare to be illegal is as you speak
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  • words, you are creating new boundaries for your life.
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  • Boundaries that allow healing and blessing and the old ones
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  • are wasting away. My time is past. But I just pray you become
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  • fascinated with the Bible and begin to see how beautiful and
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  • wonderful it is. God has made you wonderfully. He has made His
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  • Word wonderfully. And He's bringing this two together. And
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  • as you begin to function in this world, you are called to walk
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  • with supernatural help in your natural life in every area.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: What's stopping you from experiencing God's best?
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  • of faith for limiting your power. You are a child of God,
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  • and can walk in a confident faith. Accessing what's been
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  • freely given to you on the cross. You can unleash the
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  • miraculous. Your heart is the control centre for your life.
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  • More than just destiny, more than just healing. Experiencing
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  • all that God has designed for you is possible. By listening to
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  • these timely messages and studying His Word, you'll learn
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  • -LEON: Today, we're talking about living in peace. You know,
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  • when we were in the garden, we didn't know fear. Adam and Eve
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  • didn't know any of the horrible emotions that plagued the human
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  • race today. And so the Bible says that we can have the mind
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  • of Christ. And I want to encourage you that as you get to
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  • know Jesus through His Word and as you get to know Jesus through
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  • prayer, communicating, spending time with Him. Something
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  • powerful takes place on the inside of you. I love the
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  • Amplified version that says that when we can have the mind of
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  • Christ, it says we can have His thoughts. We can have His
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  • feelings. We can have His desires. When you look at how
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  • powerful that is, you're going to run to God's Word each day.
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  • In my life I spend time everyday in the Word. And when I'm in the
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  • Word, I'm getting to know Jesus and His plan. And in my prayer
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  • time, I'm getting to know Him, and something changes. The other
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  • day I was speaking with a business person over a cup of
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  • coffee. They just said, "You know, you have a confidence that
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  • is so peaceful." It's interesting that the world
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  • recognizes this peace, is at the very foundation of all we are
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  • and all we do. You can have that peace. It can continue to grow,
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  • and you can live in God's incredible peace. Father, I pray
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  • right now. Let there be a desire. Let there be a believing
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  • that it's in His Word and it's in relationship with Jesus that
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  • we completely change, and we live in this peace. I pray this
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  • peace upon them right now. Touch them in a powerful way and let
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  • it begin from today that they never let it go as they
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  • cling to You and as they move into Your Word.
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  • I pray this in Jesus' name, amen.
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