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Your Original Design

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February 17, 2021
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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.

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Your Original Design

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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 CEOof Canada's only
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: It was God'swill that John the Baptist come
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  • on to this planet and He stillhad to shut down Zachariah
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  • because he and his mouth couldhave shut down the will of God
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  • for his life.
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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. Enrichyour soul and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Calgary,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: There's a story in Luke1 about a man named Zachariah.
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  • He's a priest there and a Jewishman. One day his, it's his
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  • turned to do the duties in thetemple. He's back there doing
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  • all the things that a priestwould do and an angel appears to
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  • him. The angel's actuallyGabriel who according to the
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  • scriptures is the head of themessenger angels. Michael it
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  • seems is the head of the warringangels. So there's different
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  • groupings and different kinds ofangels. And so Gabriel appears
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  • to Zachariah and he tells himthat he's going to have a son.
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  • Zachariah has a crazy responseLuke 1:18. And so this angel has
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  • just told Zachariah, your wifeand you don't have a child yet,
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  • but you are now and you're goingto have a son. And it doesn't
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  • mean it was an immaculateconception. Yes, he would have
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  • to chase his wife around thehouse a little bit. But Luke
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  • 1:18, "And Zachariah says to theangel, 'By what shall I know and
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  • be sure of this?'" Okay, howmany of you here have an angel
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  • appeared to you? I mean, anangel appears to you right
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  • there. Boom! And tells you theproblems in your marriage. The
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  • things you're desiring andyou're going to get it. And then
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  • you go after an angel appears toyou, "How can I be sure of
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  • this?" This guy's got a problem.This is what the angel says. So
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  • he says, "How can I be sure ofthis? For I'm an old man, and my
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  • wife is well advanced in years."The angel, I could see the angel
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  • doing it this way. The angelreplies to him, "I'm Gabriel. I
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  • stand in the very presence ofGod, and I've been sent to talk
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  • to you. Hello! And to bring youthis good news." Then he says
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  • something shocking. "Now behold,you, you're going to be, you
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  • will be and will continue to besilent and not able to speak
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  • till the day when these thingstake place, because you have not
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  • believed what I told you, but mywords are of a kind which will
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  • be fulfilled in the appointedand proper time." All right,
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  • question. What in the world isgoing on here? An angel gives a
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  • message. This is God's will thatthis couple have a son. This
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  • guy, this boy that's going to beborn in a while, his name is
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  • John the Baptist. He was atremendous prophet of God. He
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  • would go out and declare theMessiah has come. And literally
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  • he would get all of Israelprepared. And because of John
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  • the Baptist preparing the wayfor Jesus, tens of thousands of
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  • Jewish people made a decisionfor Christ. So this is God's
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  • will. But then why in the worlddid he strike Zachariah, in the
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  • King James it uses the word dumband it means can't talk. Bam!
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  • You're not going to talk, innine, ten months, this guy
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  • couldn't talk. Say, "Well, wasthe angel ticked off at him?"
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  • Oh, come on. That's not true.The angel didn't go, "You're a
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  • jerk. Boom! You can't talk for awhile. Gotcha!" No, it doesn't
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  • make sense. Why is the angelshutting down his ability to
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  • speak? He didn't shut down hisability to think. Because
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  • thinking doesn't release powerinto this world, speaking does.
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  • God spoke His power in Genesis 1and created the universe, the
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  • planets, the firmament.Everything that flies, creeps,
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  • swims, He spoke His power. Jesuscame to the planet, okay. The
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  • Son of God and He spoke Hispower. He spoke to fig trees. He
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  • spoke to the lame. He spoke tostorms. He spoke to things. And
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  • in fact, on the cross He didn'tspeak. Why? Because the word
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  • from His mouth would havereleased legions of angels to
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  • literally destroy the world andset Him free. This is the Son of
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  • God. He speaks. But now, why isthis angel shutting down an
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  • unbelieving priest? Because ifyou study the Word, you'll find
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  • out that authority, the earthhas been given to mankind and
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  • humans have authority down here.And the only reason and you can
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  • see it in other stories, andI'll show you through. That is
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  • that this man's mouth could havestopped what God needed done.
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  • Can I say that in your lifeGod's got a plan for your life?
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  • Your business, your marriage,your sex life, your family, your
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  • career. Every area of your lifeHe's designed it to be great.
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  • Jesus said, "I am come that youmight have life and more
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  • abundantly." But your mouth canbe shutting down the blessing of
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  • God. It was so crucial. This iseven before Jesus died on the
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  • cross. But the authority thatevery individual person has over
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  • themselves, their own life is socomplete that God will not force
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  • you to accept Him. He will notforce you to believe Him. He
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  • will not force you to speak HisWord. It is your decision. So
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  • all the consequences that gowith your believing and your
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  • speaking are there. And so manypeople don't know about this.
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  • Even in the Old Testament thatit says in one portion of
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  • scripture that my peopleperished for a lack of knowledge
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  • to just not know the authorityis yours. Zachariah a priest.
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  • This guy is trained in the Wordof God. The angel shut his mouth
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  • down. Why? Because the mouth canspeak all of the unbelief that
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  • is in the heart. Now, it'sinteresting to note that he
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  • didn't shut down the man's wife.Let her talk. Now, don't get
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  • feminist on me on this onebecause there are some women who
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  • are just as bad as Zachariah atsaying things and, "It's the
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  • truth?" I hear that all thetime. Well, Leon, it's just the
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  • truth. Let's talk about thatbecause if you're married. These
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  • two are married and one spousethey wanted the mouth shut down.
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  • So they didn't destroy themiracle they were believing for.
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  • Sometimes when I pray withcouples for things, I'd like to
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  • shut one of their mouths downbecause you can just see it
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  • going off all the time. Well,you know, I just tell you right
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  • now. And they think that becausethey're just being real, that
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  • they're speaking reality. It'struth. But the word truth is
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  • really different than the wordthat you know today. In
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  • Ephesians 6:10, it talks aboutthe armour that faith people
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  • need on. And one of the piecesis the belt of truth. Now, the
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  • belt of truth is what holds therest of the armour, Roman armour
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  • together, and it's called truth.Now, this word truth does not
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  • mean the truth according to yourfive senses. It means the truth
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  • according to original design.I'll give you a story as an
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  • example. I made this one up.It's a modern parable. A bunch
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  • of drug people are in Brazil, inthe city. They're selling drugs.
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  • Cops were chasing them. Theyraced into the jungle. They get
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  • off-road. They get as far asthey can through the jungle and
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  • abandon this Mercedes Benz 4x4.And so a tribe there in the
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  • jungle happens to see this thingand they stay away from the
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  • cities and the first world. Andso they're very, you know, just
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  • superstitious and they find thisMercedes 4x4. Engines off,
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  • sitting there in the bush. Whatis it? Oh. One guy says, "I
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  • think it's a chicken coopbecause the driver's window is
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  • open and if we put all of ourchickens in there, we won't have
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  • to chaste them anymore. We canthrow the grain in the window
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  • and the chickens will pack awayand eat, and when it's time to
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  • cook one, we just reach in, movethe branches which were blocking
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  • the driver's window, andreaching, grab that chicken.
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  • It's an amazing chicken coop."And so you ask them, "What is
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  • it?" And they say, "It's achicken coop." Are they speaking
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  • the truth? Yes! According totheir five senses and their
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  • understanding. You can askanybody in the tribe what it is.
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  • They'll tell you. Are theyspeaking the truth? You try to
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  • tell them anything else. Theydon't agree with you because
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  • they know they keep theirchickens there. They can see it.
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  • They eat them. They taste them.They smell them. They feed them.
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  • It's a chicken coop. ButMercedes is the one that
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  • designed that and will tell youwhat the original design, the
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  • original norm is of that thing.And it's designed to go 100
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  • miles an hour on the Autobahn,give you cold air, music, take
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  • your cellphone put it throughthere. Everything else this
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  • thing does, 4x4. This is oneamazing machine. That's the
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  • original truth. The originalnorm for that thing. But the
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  • tribe uses it for chickens. Itreminds me of many Christians
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  • sitting around whining aboutthis, complaining about that,
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  • and they just love gossiping andtalking. They talk their way out
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  • of every miracle possible. Yourwords are so crucial. So crucial
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  • that they had to shut this mandown for about nine to ten
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  • months. Just to get John theBaptist the miracle of his
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  • birth. Meaning, they couldn'thave babies. To get this miracle
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  • to manifest and to come intothis world, they had to shut his
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  • mouth down. And I've got newsfor you, we all need to
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  • recognize. I have recognizedthere are beliefs in me.
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  • Sometimes I don't know where Igot them from. But when God
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  • tries to take me to places I'venever been before or to have
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  • things that I never had thatmuch or do that way. Or to do
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  • things whether it's a televisionstation or another campus or, or
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  • whatever is ahead of my future.I have recognized that the
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  • beliefs that I have in my heart,that those need to be changed
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  • and that the Word of God needsto come in and move out an
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  • unbelief or a misbelief. Okay?Did you know that according to
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  • the Bible, every time the Wordof God is preached. That you
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  • must mix faith with it or itprofits you zero. You must. It's
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  • interesting to me because I'lltalk to somebody after services
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  • and they'll get at the hold atme say, "That was incredible."
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  • And I'll look at him and say,"Thank you." Someone else go,
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  • "Hey, good reminder." I keepwalking. It just doesn't even
  • 00:12:45.280 --> 00:12:47.348
  • touch them. Why? And they bothhave about the same
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  • understanding of the Word.Because that one person was
  • 00:12:51.119 --> 00:12:53.988
  • waiting for the Word. I'm goingto, if it's the Word, I'm going
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  • to believe him. I'm going totestify at what you say. What
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  • does the Word say, and if it'sthere, yes, I believe that. And
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  • believing is a choice, not justa natural, "Well, I just don't
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  • believe. How can I help that?"You choose. It's like your
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  • marriage. You know, you gotmarried and you're worried
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  • they're going to cheat on you,worried they're going to do
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  • something wrong, worried they'regoing to go. And so you just
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  • don't know if you're going totrust them. At some point,
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  • you're going to go, "You knowwhat, this is doing me no good
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  • to walk around frustrated,unhappy, upset, checking their
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  • pockets, their phone, andeverything else. You see, I'm
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  • going to just trust them." Trustis a choice. Oh, what if, what
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  • it they, what if, it's notworthy of their trust? You know
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  • what, you'll be okay. God willsee you through. But to live in
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  • a non-trusting environment isdestroying your relationships.
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  • It's destroying you. The samewith God's Word. You're going to
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  • make a choice. Okay, you know,if Christian, if you're not
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  • going to go all in, well, thengo be something else. Go be a
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  • Muslim or Hindu or a Buddhist.Check that one out. See what
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  • they really believe. Well, Ikind of like reincarnation. I
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  • know because you think you'regoing to be reincarnated as
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  • Elvis or Marilyn Monroe. But youcould be a beetle, a dung beetle
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  • according to religion. Likesometimes North Americans are so
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  • naãve. Christianity the way Goddesigned it. This way of
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  • following Christ is rarely beingfollowed by the church world
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  • today because we are to bepeople of faith and the Word
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  • teaches us very clearly. Youknow, the Bible says that He'll
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  • guide us into all truth. TheBible says that, that and you
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  • will the truth and the truthwill make you free. The verse
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  • before it says, "If you continuein My Word, you will be My
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  • discipline followers and youwill know the truth." Well,
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  • which truth? The truth accordingto my five senses or the truth
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  • according to my original design?It's according to your original
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  • design. What did God intendabout you? Well, Leon, God
  • 00:14:41.262 --> 00:14:44.299
  • didn't know I was coming. I'mthe product of a rape in the
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  • back alley of some city. Andsome poor woman was raped, and
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  • she didn't have an abortion andhere I am. Listen, you're not
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  • here and God doesn't have a planfor your life because your
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  • parents were so perfect. He knewyou were coming. He's known from
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  • the foundation of the world.Every baby coming into this
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  • world and He has a plan fortheir life according to Psalm
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  • 139, according to Ephesians 2.So what kind of plans would God
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  • have for you? Well, I think forme, you know, I'm just not that
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  • talented. I don't have mustskill. It's probably just pretty
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  • average. God doesn't createaverage. God created the milky
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  • way, the planets. He createdasteroids. God created suns. God
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  • created incredible animals andHe created you. He doesn't make
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  • average. So get your beliefs ingear. Well, Leon, I'm not in
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  • Mensa so I'm not the smartest.You know what, most of the truly
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  • successful people here don'thave higher IQs and everybody
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  • else. And so your faithaccording to the Word of God, if
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  • you'll start to believe God,something amazing will happen.
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  • In Proverbs 13:3, it says, "Hethat keeps his mouth keeps his
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  • life. But he that opens wide hislips shall have destruction."
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  • But Leon, I'm just telling thetruth. I just feel like garbage.
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  • I woke up this morning. Have younoticed that when you get up in
  • 00:16:09.450 --> 00:16:13.454
  • the morning the first thing youwant to tell people is how bad
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  • you sleep you had and how badyou feel. Told your mother, told
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  • your spouse, told the person.How are you doing today? Oh, I
  • 00:16:16.257 --> 00:16:18.459
  • had a lousy sleep. I'm just notfeeling that great today. Why
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  • are you doing that? Well, I'mjust telling the truth. Truth
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  • according to your five senses.But the truth of the Word of
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  • God, the cross, the blood thatJesus shed is that health,
  • 00:16:28.036 --> 00:16:31.272
  • healing, vitality, joy, andpeace has been paid for and
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  • delivered to you. That's thetruth of your original norm.
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  • Yes, you're some 4x4 Mercedessitting in the jungle for a
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  • chicken coop. But if you want toget back to your original norm,
  • 00:16:40.181 --> 00:16:43.051
  • start to declare who God saysyou are. You see, this thing
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  • about the Word is crucial. So,you know, it's God's will it's
  • 00:16:46.687 --> 00:16:49.690
  • going to happen. It was God'swill that John the Baptist come
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  • on to this planet and He stillhad to shut down Zachariah
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  • because he and his mouth couldhave shut down the will of God
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  • for his life. In Psalm 141:3, itsays, "Lord, help me control my
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  • tongue. Set a guard on my mouth.Help me be careful about what I
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  • say. Keep a watch on the door ofmy mouth." The Bible says that
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  • your tongue is the pen of aready writer. And that the words
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  • that you speak are indeliblyprinted on your heart. Which is
  • 00:17:18.286 --> 00:17:22.356
  • the deepest level of beliefsthat control your life. So if
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  • you want to find the quickest,easiest way to change beliefs in
  • 00:17:26.561 --> 00:17:32.533
  • your heart, then begin to speaktruth of the original norm.
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  • Begin to declare what youoriginally were made for. Now,
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  • every promise in the Bible givesyou the foundation for that.
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  • Speak them. And then as you dothat, see, people think that
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  • confession is about making ithappen in your life. No, it's
  • 00:17:50.418 --> 00:17:53.187
  • first about changing your heart.The confessing of God's Word
  • 00:17:53.187 --> 00:17:57.291
  • changes your heart. As a youngman 19 years of age, I began to
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  • work at a hospital. I began toget involved in a paramedic
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  • program. And that they forbid meto ever talk about God, mention
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  • Jesus, pray for people, or inany way inflect my religion on
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  • anybody. So I had to get verygood at sharing. One of the
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  • things God dealt with me on wasto begin to confess Mark 16. And
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  • that there are things there,where it says that when we give
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  • our lives to Christ. Let me justread really quickly Mark 16:15,
  • 00:18:26.187 --> 00:18:30.158
  • "Jesus said to them, 'Go to theworld and preach the gospel to
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  • every creature. He that believesand is baptized shall be saved.
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  • He that does not believe will becondemned. And these signs are
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  • going to follow those whobelieve. In My name they're
  • 00:18:38.533 --> 00:18:40.368
  • going to cast out devils.They're going to speak with new
  • 00:18:40.368 --> 00:18:42.436
  • tongues. They're going to takeup serpents and if they drink
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  • anything deadly thing, it's notgoing to hurt them. They're
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  • going to lay hands on the sick,and they shall recover." So I
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  • thought, "Oh, I don't have topray over people." It doesn't
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  • say to even talk. It says touchpeople in this situation. I say,
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  • "Father, I thank You right now.Wherever I go, the demons run
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  • from me in Jesus' name. Any kindof dangerous thing like serpents
  • 00:18:58.252 --> 00:19:01.822
  • or lions or car wrecks orwhatever can't touch me. If I
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  • eat any deadly thing, breatheany deadly thing, absorb any
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  • deadly thing, it shall not hurtme in the name of Jesus. And
  • 00:19:08.696 --> 00:19:11.699
  • when I lay my hands on the sick,they recover." I would just
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  • begin to declare what Jesusalready says is mine. Because
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  • Jesus died on the cross and HolySpirit came to the planet.
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  • Listen to what the Holy Spiritdoes, John 16:13, "But when He,
  • 00:19:22.643 --> 00:19:26.447
  • the Spirit of Truth, theTruth-giving Spirit comes, He
  • 00:19:26.447 --> 00:19:29.817
  • will guide you into all theTruth, the whole, the full
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  • truth." You ain't no chickencoop. You are Mercedes 4x4. But
  • 00:19:33.387 --> 00:19:39.026
  • then it says, "For He's notgoing to speak His own message
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  • on His own authority, but Hewill tell you whatever He hears
  • 00:19:42.129 --> 00:19:45.633
  • from the Father." Why did he saythat? You'll be shocked how many
  • 00:19:45.633 --> 00:19:51.038
  • people I met who say they'reborn-again believers and tell me
  • 00:19:51.038 --> 00:19:55.076
  • something the Lord told them.And I'll go, "God didn't tell
  • 00:19:55.076 --> 00:19:59.447
  • you that." You don't judge me.I'm judging you right now. God
  • 00:19:59.447 --> 00:20:02.283
  • did not tell you that. How doyou know? Because the Holy
  • 00:20:02.283 --> 00:20:06.988
  • Spirit never disagrees with theWord of God. So you being able
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  • to claim that man's wife becauseshe married the wrong one.
  • 00:20:11.592 --> 00:20:13.728
  • Wrong. And there's a lot ofpeople out there who just think
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  • that Holy Spirit's going to freespirit lead them in so many
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  • ways. No, no. Holy Spirit willnever disagree with God's Word.
  • 00:20:21.602 --> 00:20:26.207
  • Then it goes on to say, butlisten, "He'll give you the
  • 00:20:26.207 --> 00:20:29.577
  • message that has been given toHim for you, and He will
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  • announce it and declare it toyou. The things that are to come
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  • that will happen in the future."Okay, just like an angel
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  • appeared to Zachariah, like aburning bush speaking to Moses,
  • 00:20:42.823 --> 00:20:47.928
  • Holy Spirit one-third of theTrinity. I mean, God is one God
  • 00:20:47.928 --> 00:20:53.768
  • in three persons. He's inside ofyou and He's speaking to you
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  • always. How will you hear Him?By meditating the Word. And I'm
  • 00:20:58.539 --> 00:21:02.743
  • telling you, He will speak andignite the Word of God that
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  • you're studying, and then He'lljust help you to become
  • 00:21:06.814 --> 00:21:09.483
  • everything you already are andon the things that the Bible is
  • 00:21:09.483 --> 00:21:12.887
  • silent about. Like which jobsshould you take, which person
  • 00:21:12.887 --> 00:21:15.856
  • should you marry. He will guideyou there as well. Holy Spirit's
  • 00:21:15.856 --> 00:21:20.294
  • speaks to us. Holy Spirit guidesus, leads us. It's just most
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  • people, one person said to me,he said, "Leon, how come Holy
  • 00:21:25.433 --> 00:21:28.469
  • Spirit never speaks to me?" Isaid, "Because there's two
  • 00:21:28.469 --> 00:21:31.305
  • levels of following God. Youhaven't dealt with the first one
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  • yet. You can get the second gearif you don't do the first gear."
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  • Oh, what's the first one? Findout who you are according to the
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  • Word. Before you find out whoare career wise and who to marry
  • 00:21:39.113 --> 00:21:42.483
  • and what house to get. Get inthe Word. You're going to find
  • 00:21:42.483 --> 00:21:44.919
  • out you're more than anovercomer. That you're blessed
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  • to prosper. That you're blessedto be healthy and whole. That
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  • you're going to ride upon thehigh places of the earth. That
  • 00:21:49.056 --> 00:21:53.527
  • you're the head and not thetail, above and not beneath,
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  • whatever you put your hand to isgoing to prosper. That the
  • 00:21:54.895 --> 00:21:56.230
  • presence of God has healed you,forgiven you. That righteousness
  • 00:21:56.230 --> 00:21:58.232
  • is a gift that comes to you fromJesus. I mean, I could go on for
  • 00:21:58.232 --> 00:22:00.234
  • hours just talking the Word,talking the Word. The more you
  • 00:22:00.234 --> 00:22:02.069
  • speak the Word, the more youwrite it on your heart. Now,
  • 00:22:02.069 --> 00:22:06.440
  • you've got to write it on yourheart because until the beliefs
  • 00:22:06.440 --> 00:22:09.810
  • hit your heart. They're just inyour head. I'll just finish on
  • 00:22:09.810 --> 00:22:14.882
  • that thought. What does thatmean? Your heart has had
  • 00:22:14.882 --> 00:22:19.220
  • misbeliefs and unbeliefs placedinto it by upbringing,
  • 00:22:19.220 --> 00:22:24.492
  • situations, issues. And when youbegin to read the Word, the Word
  • 00:22:24.492 --> 00:22:28.863
  • begins to judge your heart in abeautiful way. It begins to go
  • 00:22:28.863 --> 00:22:32.633
  • in there and look at the verymotives and the intentions that
  • 00:22:32.633 --> 00:22:36.203
  • have caused you to never be ableto just really flow in an area
  • 00:22:36.203 --> 00:22:40.474
  • or another area. And as the Wordof God comes in and it begins to
  • 00:22:40.474 --> 00:22:44.879
  • get planted in your heart. Thatbelief becomes yours. The reason
  • 00:22:44.879 --> 00:22:48.883
  • we speak out loud the Word ofGod with passion in our prayer
  • 00:22:48.883 --> 00:22:52.153
  • time, which means pray the Wordis because you need belief
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  • systems that come from God onthe inside of you.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Some of ourgreatest joys in life come from
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  • family, but those we love canalso be a source of great pain,
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  • and strife. The good news is,that we can create amazing
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  • family dynamics, even when ourchildren are grown, based on
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  • God's model. In Leon's series,"Building Extraordinary
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  • Relationships", you'll learnyour true identity as a child of
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  • God, and how you canstop depending on others
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  • for your sense of worth.
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  • -LEON: As Christian parents,when you raise children, you
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  • first need to recognize HolySpirit is in them. And they have
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  • been created according to truerighteousness and true holiness.
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  • relationship. Dust off oldoffenses, rid yourself of guilt,
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  • and rejuvenate all therelationships you hold dear.
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  • -LEON: You know, so few peopleunderstand that their words have
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  • power. When you look at thewords, everyone thinks they are
  • 00:24:22.843 --> 00:24:26.313
  • simply for communication. Thatwords are simply me trying to
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  • get you to understand somethingI'm trying to communicate. And I
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  • think that that's a little partof it. But did you know that God
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  • released His power with Hiswords. When Jesus walked the
  • 00:24:39.093 --> 00:24:42.897
  • planet, He spoke words. Hedidn't like snap His fingers or
  • 00:24:42.897 --> 00:24:47.668
  • fling His arm or lightning voltsthrough His hands. He spoke
  • 00:24:47.668 --> 00:24:51.872
  • words. And the Bible says thatthose words went out and
  • 00:24:51.872 --> 00:24:55.809
  • accomplished the things they hadbeen sent forth to do. So what
  • 00:24:55.809 --> 00:25:01.181
  • are your words saying aboutrelationships, health, etcetera.
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  • You might have to communicate toa doctor your feelings, the
  • 00:25:05.486 --> 00:25:08.923
  • things that were going on inyour body. You may have to
  • 00:25:08.923 --> 00:25:11.492
  • communicate to a banker whereyou are in finances and you
  • 00:25:11.492 --> 00:25:14.728
  • might have to renegotiatepayments. You know, we need to
  • 00:25:14.728 --> 00:25:18.399
  • speak truth as far as what ishappening. But then in your
  • 00:25:18.399 --> 00:25:22.570
  • prayer time and in your regularspeaking, let them be words of
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  • victory. That God is within youand you will overcome. That the
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  • blessing of the Lord maketh itrich and He addeth no sorrow to
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  • it. That you are convinced. Thatthat these words, so many people
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  • they kind of have this duallife. That they talk about all
  • 00:25:37.885 --> 00:25:41.322
  • their problems and then they'llthrow this little cloth, but
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  • we're believing God. No, whereyour words are, what you say
  • 00:25:44.592 --> 00:25:48.696
  • regularly to your friends. Howyou talk about your problems to
  • 00:25:48.696 --> 00:25:52.933
  • your spouse, your friends. Howyou speak about things to those
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  • around you. It's releasingpower. So make sure that your
  • 00:25:56.470 --> 00:26:00.908
  • words are declaring the end fromthe beginning. That as far as
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  • you're concerned, it is done.Negative things, pains,
  • 00:26:05.512 --> 00:26:08.716
  • sickness, disease power have noright in my life. And so because
  • 00:26:08.716 --> 00:26:12.286
  • of Jesus I am blessed, the favorof God is upon me, and I will
  • 00:26:12.286 --> 00:26:16.056
  • not accept the negative things.Your words have power. Life and
  • 00:26:16.056 --> 00:26:20.995
  • death are in the power of thetongue. Father let this truth
  • 00:26:20.995 --> 00:26:24.732
  • just move into their hearts andminds in a powerful way and help
  • 00:26:24.732 --> 00:26:29.069
  • them to watch their tongue andhelp them to speak words of life
  • 00:26:29.069 --> 00:26:33.440
  • and to prophesy to their futureeven in their conversation with
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  • others and to see the power ofthat in Jesus' name, amen.
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