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Hearing From God

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February 8, 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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Hearing From God

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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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  • Christian TV station.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Just like Godspoke for firmament into
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  • existence. God spoke animals.God spoke winds and everything.
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  • Man had the same creativeability given to him
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  • to speak words.
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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: Hey, everybody! It's sogood to have you with me today.
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  • We're going to be talking abouta vital issue in the believer's
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  • life. It's what changes it fromreligion to a real relationship
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  • with Christ. I want to talk toyou about listening and
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  • speaking. Both are so crucial,and many times people forget it.
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  • You know, we've got some friendsthat attend our services who are
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  • deaf and some of them ithappened after they had learned
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  • to talk but now they can'tlisten. They can't hear but they
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  • can still speak and it'samazing. I don't know how they
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  • do that. It's like, it's quitethe feat. But you'll notice that
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  • people who can't hear speakdifferently. And I notice the
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  • same thing is true aboutChristians. There are many
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  • believers today who have neverreally learned to sense, to
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  • listen to the Word of God, tohear the direction, the voice of
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  • God, and I'm going to explainwhat I mean by that. And because
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  • of that, they just speakdifferently. They just, in this
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  • case they just kind of speakreligiously. They can, they can
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  • kind of say the stuff. They cankind of parrot verses. They can
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  • talk about doctrine. They cantalk about, you know, a lot of
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  • stuff they've read. You name it.But when I hear somebody who
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  • there is such a presence of Godupon them as they speak, as they
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  • are about to do something forGod or a businessperson, a mom,
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  • a dad believing God for amiracle. There's just something
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  • about hearing someone speak ifthey've heard from God. And this
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  • is crucial. So I want to talkabout this today and I believe
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  • it will really help you. Toomany people, they don't spend
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  • any time in the Word. They don'tspend much time at all in
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  • prayer. And so when they need amiracle or they need something
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  • from God, it's just this kind ofcan, formal, speaking things.
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  • You know, they'll talk aboutwhat they're believing God for.
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  • But when I look at them, I don'thave this incredible assurance
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  • that I sense coming off of them.Instead, it's just like they're
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  • going through the phases. And Isee this so often that it scares
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  • me especially when people areneeding a miracle. Especially
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  • when people are trying to walkout a new season of life that
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  • requires faith in the grace ofGod. That I'm just encouraging
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  • them. So today, as you listen tothis teaching recognize that it
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  • takes time, to get to knowsomeone takes time. And we want
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  • to get to know the Word of God,but Jesus is the Word and the
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  • Word is Jesus. And that's awhole another conversation. But
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  • it needs to at least do this foryou. That if you don't spend
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  • time marinating in God's Word.And this is basically what
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  • prayer is, and we might get tothis in the session as well.
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  • That prayer isn't you praying toGod to beg, to bug, to plead.
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  • Prayer is usually you spendingtime with the master. And His
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  • presence, He's teaching you. AndHoly Spirit is instructing you
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  • and is rising up out of yourspirit. And the only place
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  • you're going to find that isjust alone with God shutting
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  • everything else out. And theenemy wants you to be so taken
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  • up with life and television andiPads and computers and your
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  • cellphones and your, anythingyou can. Social medias move from
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  • Facebook to YouTube, fromYouTube to Instagram, from
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  • Instagram to every other newone. And they'll be lots more in
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  • the future coming out to stealyour time. The Bible says they
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  • that give time to God are goingto renew their strength. They're
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  • going to mount up with wings aseagles. They're going to run and
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  • not be weary. Why? Becausethey've absorbed His strength.
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  • They're going to literally doincredible things. It says even
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  • the young men grow weary andeven the young men faint. But
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  • they that spend time with God,it says, they're going to mount
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  • up. There's a level ofassurance, a power, a confidence
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  • that's amazing. Confidence isanother thing I've noticed about
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  • the way people's speak. And thatis that in our world it's
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  • crucial to be confident. Actconfident. Be confident. And
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  • eventually, you'll develop itanyway. So they have a saying,
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  • "Fake it till you make it." AndI'm not even saying that that's
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  • wrong. I think that there aretimes when just suck it up
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  • little boy and just go be braveand that will come across as
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  • confidence. And as you just gohave a go, as you just go ahead
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  • and attack this problem, you'llnotice that you'll learn and
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  • grow because confidence doesn'tcome from just sitting around
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  • doing nothing. But there's stillis a confidence that is not in
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  • your own ability. There is aconfidence. The Bible calls it
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  • not in the arm of flesh, not inyour ability but there is a
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  • confidence. It's interesting asyou -, One of the things that I
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  • have as this I'm balancing actall the time, is I want to work
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  • hard. I want to work smart. Iwant to develop my brain with
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  • skills and abilities, but Inever want to put my trust in my
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  • own abilities. And so I want mytrust to be in God, in what
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  • Jesus has done in this newcovenant. I literally want to
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  • believe His grace. That there isa favour on my life. That hooks
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  • me up to the right people,connects me to the right
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  • opportunities. That gives meideas and solutions. That I
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  • can't even tell after a while.You know, you know, where did
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  • that come from? I just know thatHis favour is on my life. His
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  • favour is going before me. Aclose friend when they first
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  • started working with us in oneof our organizations, made a
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  • comment to me and he just said,you know, he said, "It's like
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  • everywhere you go, you justseemed to have favour. You meet
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  • the right people, things open updoors, things go well." He said,
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  • "It's incredible to watch." AndI said, "Amen! That's for every
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  • believer." This favour from God.And so let's make sure that we
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  • recognize that you can't justonce in a while fire off a
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  • prayer because we've developedthe wrong look at prayer. As
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  • though prayer is this request.We fire the request to God. God
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  • will checks to see if we haveenough faith, and then He might
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  • make us wait. He might give itto us, etcetera. And none of
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  • those things are actually a partof the new covenant like that.
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  • And most people don't understandthis new covenant. That Jesus
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  • died on the cross and He'salready qualified you. He's
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  • given you, His righteousness isa gift. And He's given you,
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  • Peter teaches us all things thatpertain to your life. So
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  • everything you will ever needfor your future, for your and
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  • it's literally done. Everyhealing, finances, miracles,
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  • protection. Anything that youneed is a done deal. And so, and
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  • He knows the future. He knowswhat enemies are going to attack
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  • you, what people are going torise up against you, what storms
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  • are going to blow both natural,spiritual, and even physical.
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  • He's already knows these thingsand He's provided a way. And so
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  • I want to challenge you today.Do you hear from God? Do you
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  • spend time with God where yousense Him? Often I had a young
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  • man come to our pastor'sconferences and he said this. We
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  • were doing Q & A and he put hishands up and he waved at me. And
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  • he says, "Pastor Leon, I want tosay something." He hear he says
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  • like, "You keep saying do thesethings." And he says, and he
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  • says that we can grow ourchurches. We can make them
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  • healthy. We can -," And he says,"I preach every message that
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  • you've preached." He says, "Andmy church hasn't grown in a year
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  • or two." And I kind of stoppedwhen I listened to this guy. I
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  • thought, "He doesn't get it.It's not what I do. It's the
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  • presence of God upon my life asI'm listening and getting
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  • direction on what to speak, howto speak, and just spending time
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  • in prayer builds up thisconfidence in him so powerfully.
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  • That when I get up that peoplein the old days called it the
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  • anointing. Which you can call itthat I guess. It's an unction.
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  • What's coming off of you isn'tjust your ability. What's coming
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  • off of you is because, you know,you are set. Because I'm set
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  • apart as a pastor. I'm set apartto teach the Word. The word
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  • "anointing" means that you arecalled and set apart for
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  • something. And then there's anunction. There is a flow that
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  • comes out of you that touchespeople. But you still need to
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  • spend time with God. So if youwant to start speaking
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  • differently and seeing differentresults in your life. You need
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  • to start listening. You need tostart hearing. In Proverbs 2:6,
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  • it says, "For the Lord givesskillful and godly wisdom from
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  • His mouth." Wait. "Comeknowledge and understanding from
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  • His mouth." Why doesn't it justsay from His written word? Why
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  • doesn't it just say from Hiswisdom pool? And there's some
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  • great stuff out there. But it'ssaying here that it comes from
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  • His mouth. Now, something'scoming from someone's mouth. You
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  • need to be beside them. You needto be with them. This is showing
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  • in Proverbs 2:6 a closeness. Soyou need a sense of knowing
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  • Jesus and that comes fromspending time with Him. In
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  • Matthew 4:4 it says, "But Hereplied, 'It is written, Man
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  • shall not live and be upheld andsustained by bread alone, but by
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  • every word that comes from themouth of God.'" It doesn't say
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  • the book of God. The writings ofGod. The wisdom pool of God.
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  • Although those are all prettycool. It says from the mouth of
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  • God. And this is Jesus talkingand even Jesus spend time in
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  • prayer. And this time in prayerwas to get direction but that's
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  • not just get direction. He cameand give up all of His Godly
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  • abilities. He came as a man. Andso He needed to spend time with
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  • God and absorb just Hispresence, His unction. The
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  • confidence. The boldness thatcomes with it. And I can tell
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  • right away. You know, I'lllisten to people preach. You
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  • know, the kids and I we lovelooking at the preachers from
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  • around the world, and some areincredibly entertaining. Some
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  • are incredible with diction andskill set and how they move on
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  • the stage, how they look intothe camera, the camera shots are
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  • shot with incredible. They hirethe best producers. I mean, the
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  • way that shot comes in as helooks into the camera. I love
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  • all that. But nothing takes theplace of hearing God. Nothing
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  • takes the place of spending timewith God. It's like, it just
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  • loads you up. And then when youspeak, the words that you speak.
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  • They are heavy. You know, I did,I was doing a youth class one
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  • time and so I had these balloonsin a bag. And I picked up these
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  • balloons and threw it into theauditorium full of teenagers.
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  • And the balloon was just full ofair. So, I mean, it didn't go
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  • pass a half a foot. It just boopand they kind of laughed at me.
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  • But I had a water balloon inthere, too. And I picked up and
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  • just chucked this thing at thecrowd. And they just had weight
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  • and it hit a chair. I mean, itwould hit in front of their
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  • feet. We're kind of, you know,they're all wearing flipflops.
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  • And it's just by boom! And watersplashed in there. They were
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  • shocked. Words are containers.Words are not just
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  • communication. Adam did not needcommunication verbal words in
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  • the garden. He communicated withGod who was a spirit, spirit to
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  • spirit. But words were how hedictated. It's how he released
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  • power. It's how he spoke toanimals and whales, etcetera. He
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  • couldn't -, The power that Adamhad dull nails, no sharp teeth,
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  • no thick fur to protect him.There's nothing that man had
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  • that made him even powerful.Lions and tigers got claws and
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  • teeth. The skunk's got hisstink. I mean, even the deer can
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  • run faster than anything elsegoing. Every animal has
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  • something that gives it strengthto. A little gopher can burrow
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  • straight down into the groundthat nobody can hardly follow
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  • it. So but what had mankindhave? He had his ability to
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  • speak and because he was made inthe likeness and the image of
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  • God. Just like God spoke forfirmament into existence. God
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  • spoke animals. God spoke windsand everything. Man had the same
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  • creative ability given to him tospeak words. And since the fall,
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  • mankind has lost that ability.Whenever I'm with someone who
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  • has believed for something ortried to believe for something
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  • and maybe lost, you know, theiropportunity, lost a loved one, a
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  • baby, a spouse. And they justfeel so beaten up. They'll often
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  • ask me, "Didn't I have enoughfaith? Did I do this right?" I
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  • always say, "Listen to me.Listen to me. Mankind lost his
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  • ability to use the power, thepresence of God thousands of
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  • years ago and we're learning toget that back. We're learning to
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  • speak the Word of God in a waythat releases and carries His
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  • healing." The Bible has versesthat say, "He sent His Word and
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  • healed them." Why? Because thosewords carry the power of God.
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  • You need to hear from God.Someone say, "Leon, I don't.
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  • I've never heard the voice ofGod." Neither have I. I've never
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  • heard the audible voice of God.But as I go in and I begin to
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  • meditate in God's Word. It'sinteresting how the Word and I
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  • just spend time. I'll chat withGod or I just pray. I got my
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  • feet up on the couch. I got myiPad in front of me and I'm
  • 00:16:39.824 --> 00:16:42.994
  • looking at my, my differentBibles. Just reading it out loud
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  • and just thinking. And all of asudden, this Word just comes
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  • alive to me. It's just this Wordspeaks to me and would -, So our
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  • heart is the area of where wehave revelation. And so as you
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  • renew your mind with God'struth, that's important. But
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  • that you've got to stay in thattruth until it moves from
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  • knowledge to expectation. Yourheart is the womb of your
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  • future. Women have a womb andthey can give birth to a baby.
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  • That's the only thing they cangive birth to is a baby. All
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  • right? But now both men andwomen have a spiritual womb and
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  • they can give birth to anythingas they learn to plant the Word
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  • of God there. It begins to bringforth prosperity, health, joy,
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  • peace. Everything that is in thepromises of God in the Word can
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  • be brought forth by the womb ofyour heart. And that heart is
  • 00:17:43.654 --> 00:17:49.093
  • just a combination of where yourmind and your spirit meet, and
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  • we've taught on that as well.And so I encourage you though to
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  • recognize. So spending time withGod, you will begin to sense and
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  • to know the presence of God.Jesus is teaching this again
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  • when He goes into John 10, andHe says there in verse 1,
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  • "Truly, truly I say to you, hewho does not enter by the door
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  • into the fold of the sheep, butclimbs up some other way, is a
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  • thief and a robber. But he whoenters by the door is a shepherd
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  • of the sheep. To him thedoorkeeper opens, and the sheep
  • 00:18:27.798 --> 00:18:31.836
  • hear his voice, and he calls hisown sheep by name and he leads
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  • them out." Okay. You have theability to sense and know the
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  • direction of God. You have asensing and a knowing of the
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  • promises of God. And He'll leadyou out of that storm. He'll
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  • lead you into healing. And theBible talks beautifully about
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  • the good shepherd will lead youto green grass and to clear
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  • water, to still waters. It'stalking about leading you into
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  • strength, leading you intohealing, leading you into the
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  • direction that brings freedom,leading you through those dark
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  • tunnels and those mazes ofcaptivity into the light.
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  • Leading you in all -. And so ifyou don't hear His voice. How do
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  • we hear His voice? Well, you canjust keep trying hard to listen.
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  • But to hear His voice is tospend time in the Word. So many
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  • people, I even hear preacher saythat will, things that God shows
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  • them is beyond the Word. Andyou've got to be so careful
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  • because the Bible is God's Word,and it is beautiful. It is
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  • sacred. We've got to study theWord to show ourselves approved
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  • unto God, as a workman thatneedeth not to be ashamed and
  • 00:19:46.043 --> 00:19:49.747
  • rightly divide the word oftruth. The Bible even says in 1
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  • John 2 that you have been, itsays you, the anointing that you
  • 00:19:53.884 --> 00:19:58.022
  • received from God remains in youand you do not need anyone to
  • 00:19:58.022 --> 00:20:02.260
  • teach you. But as His anointingteaches you about all things,
  • 00:20:02.260 --> 00:20:05.696
  • and that anointing is real. It'snot counterfeit. It's not saying
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  • that we don't need teachers.It's saying that even a teacher
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  • is of no use to you if you arenot born-again. And this
  • 00:20:11.302 --> 00:20:16.374
  • presence of God is within youbecause Holy Spirit takes with
  • 00:20:16.374 --> 00:20:19.443
  • you here and He teaches you. Andmy challenge to you because my
  • 00:20:19.443 --> 00:20:23.481
  • time is up here today, is torecognize that you can look at
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  • other believers. People, youknow, I've talked to pastors
  • 00:20:27.818 --> 00:20:30.021
  • say, "Well, Leon, I just don'tget it. Like, everything you do
  • 00:20:30.021 --> 00:20:32.723
  • seems to grow." I say, "Man,there's lots of times I fail at
  • 00:20:32.723 --> 00:20:35.192
  • stuff and things aren't -," Butthey said, "Yes, but generally
  • 00:20:35.192 --> 00:20:38.129
  • you move in a direction thatsucceeds. You move in a
  • 00:20:38.129 --> 00:20:41.032
  • direction that gets thingshappening. What's going on?" And
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  • first of all, I'm not smarterthan anybody. I don't know more
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  • than anybody. I has nothing todo with me other than a
  • 00:20:47.104 --> 00:20:50.408
  • tenacious hanging on to God'sWord. I feel like Paul who says,
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  • "When I'm weak, then he'sstrong." I've just learned I
  • 00:20:56.013 --> 00:20:59.050
  • can't do this on my own. Andwhen I was younger, I developed
  • 00:20:59.050 --> 00:21:02.219
  • all these abilities and businessand know the Word and study
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  • everything I could. But when mytrust began to move away from
  • 00:21:06.223 --> 00:21:09.694
  • His grace, and His ability intomy own. I paid for it dearly and
  • 00:21:09.694 --> 00:21:15.266
  • God never did that to me. ButI've learned to get back. And so
  • 00:21:15.266 --> 00:21:18.736
  • the Word is very precious to me.Everyday I spend time where I
  • 00:21:18.736 --> 00:21:22.873
  • zone out everybody around me andI just spend time in His Word.
  • 00:21:22.873 --> 00:21:26.577
  • And it's for me. It's for me toabsorb His confidence, to absorb
  • 00:21:26.577 --> 00:21:32.083
  • His healing, to absorb Hispeace, His joy, His patience,
  • 00:21:32.083 --> 00:21:36.320
  • His long-suffering, to absorbHis ability to be strong. So
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  • that everywhere I go it radiatesfrom me. What? This absorbing of
  • 00:21:40.658 --> 00:21:45.329
  • being in His presence. And I cantell the people in our church
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  • and the speakers that speak atour church. I can tell when
  • 00:21:49.600 --> 00:21:53.337
  • someone is just well puttogether, well documented,
  • 00:21:53.337 --> 00:21:56.407
  • well-spoken. And when someoneelse comes in and the presence
  • 00:21:56.407 --> 00:21:59.710
  • of God flows off. I want you tohave that. Today, just spend
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  • time. You know, we talk about,"Well, Leon, how do you hear
  • 00:22:04.515 --> 00:22:07.651
  • God?" Well, there's a teachingthat we do out of 1 Kings
  • 00:22:07.651 --> 00:22:13.224
  • 19:11-21 where His teaching herethe prophet. And God wasn't in
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  • the earthquake. He wasn't in thefire. He wasn't in all these big
  • 00:22:18.095 --> 00:22:21.832
  • demonstrative things. But thestill small voice guided him
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  • into everything. And I havefound for me that deep inside
  • 00:22:27.538 --> 00:22:31.542
  • just rises up a direction, asensing, a feeling, a thinking,
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  • and that is where I have learnedto follow that. Well, I'm going
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  • to do one more message on this.And so be watching for this next
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  • one as we talk about, "Listenand Speak." And I pray that you
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  • too would just get up and justbreak into this new arena. This
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  • new season of your life whereyou learn to listen every day
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  • and absorb His direction, Hispresence, His confidence. God
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  • bless you. Love you. I pray youhave a great time and be
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  • watching for this next one inpart two of "Listen and Speak."
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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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  • Get your copy of
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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
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  • 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
  • 00:24:34.398 --> 00:24:39.103
  • released His power with Hiswords. When Jesus walked the
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  • planet, He spoke words. Hedidn't like snap His fingers or
  • 00:24:42.907 --> 00:24:47.678
  • fling His arm or lightning voltsthrough His hands. He spoke
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  • words. And the Bible says thatthose words went out and
  • 00:24:51.882 --> 00:24:55.819
  • accomplished the things they hadbeen sent forth to do. So what
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  • are your words saying aboutrelationships, health, etcetera.
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  • You might have to communicate toa doctor your feelings, the
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  • things that were going on inyour body. You may have to
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  • communicate to a banker whereyou are in finances and you
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  • might have to renegotiatepayments. You know, we need to
  • 00:25:14.738 --> 00:25:18.409
  • speak truth as far as what ishappening. But then in your
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 00:25:44.602 --> 00:25:48.739
  • regularly to your friends. Howyou talk about your problems to
  • 00:25:48.739 --> 00:25:52.943
  • your spouse, your friends. Howyou speak about things to those
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  • around you. It's releasingpower. So make sure that your
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  • words are declaring the end fromthe beginning. That as far as
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  • you're concerned, it is done.Negative things, pains,
  • 00:26:05.522 --> 00:26:08.726
  • sickness, disease power have noright in my life. And so because
  • 00:26:08.726 --> 00:26:12.296
  • of Jesus I am blessed, the favorof God is upon me, and I will
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  • not accept the negative things.Your words have power. Life and
  • 00:26:16.066 --> 00:26:20.971
  • death are in the power of thetongue. Father let this truth
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  • just move into their hearts andminds in a powerful way and help
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  • them to watch their tongue andhelp them to speak words of life
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  • 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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