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February 11, 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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  • -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: Even as youlearn the Word of God and you
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  • begin to realize He's designedit to be simple. He's designed
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  • it to be easy. He will lead youeven through your desires which
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  • is the most common way.
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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: Good to have you with metoday. We are on the second in
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  • this message of, "Listen andSpeak." And we're talking about
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  • hearing from God. It's somethingthat a lot of people have given
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  • up on. Now, years ago, peoplecan always make it too crazy.
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  • Where they, "The Lord spoke tome and said." And people would
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  • say that too often that newChristians would feel for sure
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  • that they hadn't becomeborn-again. So whenever I talk
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  • about hearing the voice of God,hearing from God. I do not mean
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  • in the physical world. I meanthat you have physical ears but
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  • your spirit man, your heart alsohas ears. So you have to learn
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  • to hear or sense from your heartas well. And so I've never
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  • physically heard an audiblevoice, but I don't need to
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  • because I've developed thisability to hear in the spirit.
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  • I've learned to hear what Godsays. And there's a sensing when
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  • something demonic pushes at you,that you can recognize it. And
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  • so this ability that we're goingto call hearing from God. Again,
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  • it's learning to sense and toknow things deep on the inside
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  • of you. And now, in Isaiah 59:21gives us an incredible key. It
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  • says, "As for Me, this is Mycovenant or league with them,
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  • says the Lord. My Spirit, who isupon you and who writes the law
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  • of God inwardly on the heart,and My words which I have put in
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  • your mouth shall not depart outof your mouth, or out of the
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  • mouths of your children, or outof the mouths of your children's
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  • children, says the Lord, fromhenceforth and forever." Now, I
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  • have discovered in my life. Ireally learned years ago, Sal
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  • and I to speak the Word of God,to speak the Word. We find a lot
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  • of people coming against stufflike this today. But let me
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  • explain what I do. When I speakthe Word, I'm not trying to get
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  • God to do anything. I'm notrying to earn God's favor. I'm
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  • not trying to make God do it. Ilook at Peter where it says I've
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  • already been given all thingsthat pertain to my life and
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  • pertain to walking Godly in Hispresence. And so when I speak
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  • the Word, I am simply activatingmy faith in God's favour, in His
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  • grace. And so people say, "Well,when you speak the Word, you
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  • think you're making God dosomething." No, God's already
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  • done something. 2000 years agoJesus died, took care of the sin
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  • question. He providesrighteousness. He provides
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  • favour. He provides His abilityand it comes to us in this
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  • beautiful way as a favour, Hiswhole ability. So as I learned
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  • to speak God's Word, I am simplyputting into work, focusing on
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  • my future, prophesying to myfuture, declaring what Jesus has
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  • already done. Because withoutfaith, we can't see this happen.
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  • The Bible teaches us veryclearly that when it comes to
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  • salvation. I mean, the root wordis Sozo. Which means saved from
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  • hell, sickness, disease. Theentire curse of the law. He says
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  • believe in your heart, speakwith your mouth. That's why I'm
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  • always speaking out loud whenI'm alone, declaring what God's
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  • Word says and it plants, it doessomething to me. And as I'm
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  • speaking it out, this entireplanet has, was created by the
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  • Words of God. And as I speakGod's Word in faith, believing
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  • in His grace, it causesopportunities and healing and
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  • protection and everything thatwe need. So to speak the Word is
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  • crucial. Now, we're talkingabout listening and speaking.
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  • Listening and speaking. Now, theBible talks about God's presence
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  • leading us. In the Old TestamentMoses had a pillar of fire and
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  • at nighttime wherever thatpillar of fire was, he would
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  • always stay close to it. Itwould lead him. During the day,
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  • there was cloud. And in thedesert the cloud was just a
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  • little puff, like a puff ofcigarette smoke. No. It
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  • stretched from horizon tohorizon to protect a couple of
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  • million at least, Israelis fromthe hot desert sun. And then at
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  • nighttime, the pillar of firewasn't a little bit flick that
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  • Moses could notice. I believe itwas a pillar of fire radiating
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  • up in the sky that put heat downin the cold desert evenings. But
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  • he learned to follow that. Theseare types and shadows or the
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  • stories of the Old Testament,they've got to be brought
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  • through the cross. Meaning, youknow, you can't just take a
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  • verse out from the old covenantand make it work that way. Like
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  • if, you know, there's somepretty brutal times. But when it
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  • goes through the cross, itenters grace. And so, but I'm
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  • going to talk to you today forthe next a little bit about
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  • learning to sense the voice ofGod, learning to know His
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  • direction. Often, because I'mmemorizing the Word and getting
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  • God's Word on the inside of me.I will go to a situation and a
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  • Bible verse rises up on myspirit. I know that's what I'm
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  • going to do. That's what I'mgoing to do. And so I'm in the
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  • middle of a situation where Iwant to say something and all of
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  • a sudden this verse will rise upthat says, "A soft answer turns
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  • away wrath." And I'll justrecognize right away. I want to
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  • deal with this harm hardly. Youknow, just come on. And all I
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  • just, no, a soft answer. Andthere's other times that I do
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  • sense to rise up and to takedominion over this and say, "No.
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  • We're not doing that. You arenot going to get involved in
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  • that area." And there's othertimes even in my prayer, that I
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  • just sense quiet and peace andother times something rises up
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  • and I'm speaking to mountains,commanding a demonic influence
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  • to stop. And so we need torecognize that the Word of God.
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  • Read the Word, meditate on theWord, and it will become
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  • memorized. Memorization, if it'sa step of meditation is a
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  • powerful thing to do. My mom anddad taught me to memorize the
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  • Bible. I mean, from a littleyoung, young age. I remember
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  • getting a penny a verse when Icould, when I first learned to
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  • talk, if I'd memorized theBible. And then as I got older,
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  • dad would even pay me more. Imemorized whole chapters.
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  • There's times something willrise up in me and the Word just
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  • comes out of me. I don't evenremember when I memorized it
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  • because now I meditate. I don'ttry to memorize. I try to dive
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  • into that verse and just own itand eat it and meditate on it.
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  • And then the verse comes aliveto you. Why is that important?
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  • Well, if you begin to dive inand you begin to believe John
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  • 10:2, "My sheep hear My voiceand they follow Me. And another
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  • voice they will not follow." Ibelieve that. And we get the
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  • situations, Sal and I will talka little bit about it. And we
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  • don't have this fear at, "Oh,what if we miss God. Oh, no.
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  • What if we miss God." Becausethere's just such a confidence
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  • that we always get His voice. Wesense His direction. And this is
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  • important. So number one, Iwould say, if you do not grow
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  • and learn the Word. You areextremely limited for God to
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  • guide you. Because everysituation isn't just where to
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  • walk. It might be what to say,what to do, how to answer, what
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  • to declare. All of these thingscome from the Word of God.
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  • Another thing I've noticed aboutthe Bible is that, if you're
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  • going in the wrong directionlike Jonah and that, I mean, a
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  • storm came, and he got thrownoff the boat. And then and a big
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  • fish swallowed him. And, youknow, threw him off where he was
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  • supposed to be going. That storyis to help us recognize that if
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  • you are in the new covenant now,God is not going to hurt you,
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  • okay? But if you're going in thewrong direction, okay. You could
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  • be heading into storms. Youcould be heading into bad
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  • situations, and God wants yougoing that way. What are you
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  • doing going that way? God hasprepared a path ahead of time
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  • for you. It says in Ephesians2:10 in the Amplified, "Prepared
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  • a path ahead of time for youthat you should walk in it."
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  • Another words, the directionthat you should be going, He
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  • knows how to get around theattacks. He knows how to get
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  • around the quicksand, thebarbwire. You know, where's the
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  • worse storm? Where's the safestplace to be? He will guide you
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  • in all those areas. And so whenyou don't feel good on the
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  • inside. Like Jonah did not feelgood about the direction he was
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  • going. I mean, it was stormy. Itwas people. It was up and down
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  • in that ship. I mean, untilfinally everybody was looking at
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  • him, blaming him. He admittedit. Your life just doesn't go
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  • the way you are believing andsensing. There's not a peace of
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  • God. And so the Bible has averse that says let peace be the
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  • umpire of your heart. And sowhen you feel unhappy with the
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  • direction. I don't like the wordunhappy, but it help people to
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  • understand. You don't feel goodabout it. You just feel in your
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  • stomach, in you gut. That, ugh,I don't feel good about this.
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  • Pay attention to it. If I couldgo back and live my life over
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  • again. I'd listen to my gutmore. You know, don't hire that
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  • person. Don't pick thatdirection. Don't, you know, buy
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  • this. And so recognize that whenyou're moving in a direction and
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  • you don't feel good. You havetime to stop. Often, I'll take
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  • off in a direction knowing likea plane on a runway. It's
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  • shooting down the runway andthere's a certain point on that
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  • runway where you cannot stop.There's not enough room left to
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  • stop. And so to pass this pointmeans you must take off. But in
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  • life, you can go down certaindirections and check things out
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  • knowing I can still abandon, orabort take off. I don't have to
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  • make the decisions. I can checkit out, walk down that runway a
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  • little further and check thingsout. But now, if I know this is
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  • it, then I can keep putting thepower to it. This plane, and
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  • then it just picks up and goes.But I'm very conscious when I'm
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  • taking new directions, trying todo new things with my life of
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  • what I feel in here. Some of yousingle people recognize it's
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  • very dangerous when you'redating someone because your
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  • brain literally begins to wantsomeone so bad that you need to
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  • have wisdom around you. Listento, you know, Godly counsel
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  • whether it's your parents, yourfriends, your pastors, your
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  • leaders. Find someone who's gottheir head on straight because
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  • there are certain times our headcan get off. That's one of them.
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  • Another one of them is if youallow the love of money into
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  • your life. It literally destroysyour ability to get guidance
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  • from God because you'recontinually doing what is good
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  • for you financially. But Godcould be leading you in a
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  • direction that has no apparentfinancial reward, but He wants
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  • you to go in that direction. Andthen you find out something you
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  • could never see around thecorner. That it's a powerful
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  • direction for God to look afteryou through your needs and
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  • finances. So learn to sense thisgut feeling when it comes to
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  • picking direction. Another thingto recognize is that when you
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  • are going in a direction. You'vegot to make a decision. And as
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  • you go there, you feel strength.You feel strong. You just feel
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  • confident. You feel sure. That'sthe presence of God guiding you
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  • as well. It's like, it's an easything to believe and it's God's
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  • direction. So when you begin torecognize, that David said, "My
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  • strength cometh from the Lord."Well, God's not going to give
  • 00:14:16.681 --> 00:14:20.385
  • you supernatural strength to useto disobey Him. He's not going
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  • to give you supernaturalstrength to use to go in the
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  • opposite direction He needs you.So it doesn't mean He's going to
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  • make you sick at all. It justmeans that David talks about my
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  • strength is in You. And as youfind and sense and know the
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  • direction of God. There's astrength that rises up in you.
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  • That even if there's anobstacle, it's not stopping you.
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  • And that strength is a sense ofdirection that you can know the
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  • direction and the voice of Godas we're talking about. Another
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  • thing that I tell our people allthe time, is you'll be listening
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  • at church and a certain messagejust makes you come unglued. I
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  • mean, in a good way. You hearthis message and it's all of a
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  • sudden, it might be weeks,months, or years of agonizing
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  • over something, not really goinganywhere with something. And
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  • now, listen to that messageeveryday for the next two weeks.
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  • Listen to it over and over andplant whatever truths were in
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  • there that you needed to hear.Plant them deep in your heart.
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  • This is the mistake that manyChristians do. They listen to it
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  • and they sense the wisdom, therevelation. They sense God is
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  • speaking to me through thismessage and then they don't
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  • listen to it again. They're toolazy. Listen, laziness is why so
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  • many Christians miss God andthey don't stay on point. They
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  • don't stay on direction. Andthey get caught up on all sorts
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  • of worldly stuff whether it'sgossip and talking and coming
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  • against leadership. And oh, it'sjust crazy. And these are people
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  • who don't spend with God. I hadto laugh. You know, my dad was a
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  • great example for me. If we'rehanging around other preachers
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  • or we'd be hanging around otherpeople. And they would start to
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  • talk about things, gossip aboutpeople. You know whether it's
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  • someone in the church we werevisiting or whether -, He would
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  • always say, "You know, sir." Andhe would just try to gently
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  • change the subject. He's a verygentleman in many of these
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  • things. And if he couldn't, hejust, "You know what, we got to
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  • get going. Leon, we got to getgoing. You guys have a great
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  • day." And he would not be a partof things that he sensed there
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  • was a demonic purpose. And allgossip has a demonic purpose.
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  • All talking about others. Alleroding confidence in people
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  • with their leadership, withpastors, etcetera, has a demonic
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  • purpose. And he was very awareof that. And so we better
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  • recognize that as well. That,you know, when you begin to feel
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  • yuck, back away and learn tostay filled with the presence of
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  • God. There's time I'd be flyingin somewhere to speak. And
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  • before I go to speak, I'mtalking with someone and it's
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  • just all this nonsense, andwho's doing who, and what's
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  • happening over here, did youhear about this. And by the time
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  • I went up, I was just sowah-wah. That I remember at
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  • times I'd say, "You know what,you just find me a room. I need
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  • a green room." And I want to bea part of worship and praise,
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  • but I just need to spend a halfan hour to burn the chaff from
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  • the wheat, to burn off the drossof these words because their
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  • words carried something. Theycarried bitterness. They carried
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  • unforgiveness. They carriedthis, you know, this insecurity.
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  • And now I'm going to clean thatout because I don't want to
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  • preach the Word of God from thatsacred desk with this in me. I
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  • would just clean it up bypraying in the Spirit,
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  • meditating with God, speakingthe Word, taking the message,
  • 00:17:50.261 --> 00:17:53.464
  • and repreaching it even, andquickly in 5 or 10 minutes. So I
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  • can get focused back unto what Iwant to do. So whenever you hear
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  • a message from God whether it'sthis one. Listen to them over
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  • and over and over. And it willplant itself in your heart. In
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  • Mark 4 shows us the process ofplanting God's Word in our heart
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  • and growing. Your heart is awomb. Just like a woman has a
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  • womb to bring forth children.Every human being male and
  • 00:18:19.123 --> 00:18:22.293
  • female has a spiritual wombcalled the heart. And when you
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  • plant God's Word in there, ithelps the Word grow and then it
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  • comes into your life. Itmanifested in your physical
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  • life. All right, another thoughtthat I'll share with you when it
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  • comes to this is understanding.That as you go into God's Word,
  • 00:18:39.477 --> 00:18:46.651
  • often just spending time inGod's Word, you'll get direction
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  • easily. Like to be quite frank,there's not too many times I
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  • don't know what God's will is. Imean, I walk into an
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  • intersection. I just know whichway to turn, which way to go. Or
  • 00:18:59.864 --> 00:19:02.567
  • coming to a situation and whichperson to hire or train. I'll
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  • just know. I come to a situationand others will agonize over it.
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  • And it's like Christians havebeen taught that to get God's
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  • will is hard. I have, somepeople would get away for 40
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  • days. And they say, when I askthem, "Why are you getting
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  • away?" Oh, I need direction fromGod. And I don't agree with
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  • that. I've never had to go awayfor 40 days to get the direction
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  • from God. Now, I wouldn't mindgetting away for 40 days and
  • 00:19:24.355 --> 00:19:26.390
  • hanging out with God, getting toknow Him better. But direction?
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  • That is literally easy. Goddirects my path. He literally
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  • leads me with His voice. Hedirects my feet like a mountain
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  • goat going up a mountain side. Imean, all of the things. I mean,
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  • He protects my rear. He's myrearguard. He's in front of me
  • 00:19:40.104 --> 00:19:42.974
  • creating a path. He's holdingback the -, Like, there's so
  • 00:19:42.974 --> 00:19:45.977
  • many verses that say it's easyto get direction from God. But
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  • when you believe it's hard, itis. I was chatting with the
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  • staff member who went to aconference. And at this
  • 00:19:52.350 --> 00:19:55.219
  • conference the bus would takethem to the mall to shop for a
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  • while. And then what happenedwas the bus didn't show up at
  • 00:19:58.256 --> 00:20:02.593
  • the time to take them back totheir hotel rooms and to go into
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  • the great room for theconference, which is starting
  • 00:20:06.597 --> 00:20:09.100
  • probably at 7, and maybe it was5:30 or 6. And so she told me,
  • 00:20:09.100 --> 00:20:14.472
  • this lady as she was walkingthrough the mall. She saw all
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  • these people standing in acircle holding hands. And she
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  • recognized them from theconference. And she walked up,
  • 00:20:19.810 --> 00:20:22.580
  • as she's walking closer, sheheard them asking God for
  • 00:20:22.580 --> 00:20:25.383
  • direction to get back to theirhotel. And she says, "As I'm
  • 00:20:25.383 --> 00:20:30.888
  • walking by them, I'm not goingto get involved in that prayer."
  • 00:20:30.888 --> 00:20:33.057
  • She just walked out where thecabs were, grabbed the cab, paid
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  • the 7 bucks and said I want togo to this hotel and in this
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  • end. And we complicate hearingand sensing and knowing God. And
  • 00:20:38.562 --> 00:20:44.769
  • so even as you learn the Word ofGod and you begin to realize,
  • 00:20:44.769 --> 00:20:49.273
  • He's designed it to be simple.He's designed it to be easy. He
  • 00:20:49.273 --> 00:20:52.476
  • will lead you even through yourdesires which is the common way.
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  • When I spend time with God, andI desire to move in a direction.
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  • I desire to speak aboutsomething. I desire to go
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  • purchase this for the church. Idesire to start this new
  • 00:21:02.987 --> 00:21:05.456
  • ministry. Those desires, theBible says delight yourself in
  • 00:21:05.456 --> 00:21:09.493
  • the Lord and He will give youthe desires of your heart. And
  • 00:21:09.493 --> 00:21:15.733
  • so as you spend time with God,prayer, marinating, laughing,
  • 00:21:15.733 --> 00:21:19.837
  • enjoying Him in His Word. Youcan trust your desires. Now, I
  • 00:21:19.837 --> 00:21:24.542
  • was taught the opposite by somepreachers years ago. That, oh,
  • 00:21:24.542 --> 00:21:28.079
  • God's will is hard. You're goingto just buckle down and do it
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  • even though -, I find theopposite. Everything that I
  • 00:21:31.515 --> 00:21:34.285
  • sense God's will, I'm moving inthat direction. Even if it's
  • 00:21:34.285 --> 00:21:36.887
  • hard and I have to labour andbelieve for big things, the joy,
  • 00:21:36.887 --> 00:21:41.158
  • because delight yourself in theLord and He will give you the
  • 00:21:41.158 --> 00:21:44.628
  • desires of your heart. I want tojust challenge you today with
  • 00:21:44.628 --> 00:21:48.265
  • this message and this message wejust got done. That you can hear
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  • from God. And you need to learnto listen and speak. Speak the
  • 00:21:51.535 --> 00:21:56.841
  • promises of God's Word every dayand you'll be amazed how your
  • 00:21:56.841 --> 00:22:00.778
  • life just begins to move inproper directions. Listen for
  • 00:22:00.778 --> 00:22:04.682
  • God every day, by meditating inHis Word looking for revelation.
  • 00:22:04.682 --> 00:22:08.552
  • Letting Holy Spirit speak toyou, and then you're always
  • 00:22:08.552 --> 00:22:12.323
  • taking in. I love the verse weshared last time where we can
  • 00:22:12.323 --> 00:22:15.626
  • hear from the mouth of God notfrom just a written collection
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  • of wisdom, but God is speaking.And more and more you will live
  • 00:22:19.497 --> 00:22:23.401
  • a life where you say, "Oh, man.I have a verse here. I've got to
  • 00:22:23.401 --> 00:22:25.970
  • take this verse." I'll tellpeople the verse that I just
  • 00:22:25.970 --> 00:22:28.672
  • read, and they'll go, "Oh, cool,cool." They don't get it. Why?
  • 00:22:28.672 --> 00:22:31.442
  • Because Holy Spirit was speakingto me through that verse. And
  • 00:22:31.442 --> 00:22:35.379
  • they're gonna have to get itthat way as well. When you spend
  • 00:22:35.379 --> 00:22:38.182
  • time with Him, Holy Spirit willshow you things to come and He
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  • will lead you into all truth.For you all direction, doctrine.
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  • All that you need. Treasurethese times with Holy Spirit.
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  • God bless you. We'llsee you again soon.
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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
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  • released His power with Hiswords. When Jesus walked the
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  • planet, He spoke words. Hedidn't like snap His fingers or
  • 00:24:42.406 --> 00:24:47.177
  • fling His arm or lightning voltsthrough His hands. He spoke
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  • words. And the Bible says thatthose words went out and
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  • 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
  • 00:25:14.238 --> 00:25:17.908
  • 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
  • 00:25:40.731 --> 00:25:44.101
  • we're believing God. No, whereyour words are, what you say
  • 00:25:44.101 --> 00:25:48.238
  • regularly to your friends. Howyou talk about your problems to
  • 00:25:48.238 --> 00:25:52.443
  • 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,
  • 00:26:05.022 --> 00:26:08.225
  • sickness, disease power have noright in my life. And so because
  • 00:26:08.225 --> 00:26:11.795
  • of Jesus I am blessed, the favorof God is upon me, and I will
  • 00:26:11.795 --> 00:26:15.566
  • not accept the negative things.Your words have power. Life and
  • 00:26:15.566 --> 00:26:20.471
  • 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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