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Activating The Miraculous

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October 5, 2020
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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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Activating The Miraculous

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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: Everybody here,you've been called to live a
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  • life beyond what you'reable to accomplish.
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  • You cannot accomplish whatGod has called you to do
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  • without Him and His Word.
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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 Winnipeg,Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: As a young teenager,later in my teens. I got
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  • involved working in a hospitalwhere I began to, I joined a
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  • pilot project. There weren't anyparamedics in Manitoba at that
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  • time. So they decided to use ourhospital and trained people in
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  • the ORs, Resus rooms, thedoctors, and the nurses there.
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  • And I was so privileged to beone of the ones that was chosen
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  • and got involved. It was thestart of the paramedic program
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  • that now was running really wellin the province. But as I began
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  • to look at a lot of the pain andthe heartache and the brutality
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  • of murders and knifings andfights and accidents and all the
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  • things that I began to see. Myheart began to just cry out.
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  • That isn't there an answer for ahurting world? Where are the
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  • miracles? Where are, where's thechurch? Wherever we go that is
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  • able to pray and to seehealings, miracles, you know,
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  • incredible things. And so Ibegan to look and study more. I
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  • began to look, and I began toread some of the wonderful
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  • believers, pastors, and leadersin the Eastern world. I mean,
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  • we're in the west. In here inthe West, we want it now. We
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  • want it fast. We want popcornbut we don't want to cook it on
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  • the stove. I'm going to make ittwo minutes and twenty seconds.
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  • That's how I do it for. You'vegot a whole bag of popcorn. And
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  • everything about the west isfast. But I began to read great
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  • men and women of God from theEast. And they, a lot of them
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  • would talk about what it waslike to spend time meditating in
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  • God's Word and how it wouldincrease the presence of God on
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  • your life. It would increase theresults that you needed in
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  • business, family, miracles, thegifts of the Spirit, you know,
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  • your faith. That everything inyour life would increase. And so
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  • as never before I began to huntdown some of the best teachers I
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  • could find, and I'd go throughall my mom and dad's stuff. And
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  • I began every day, I began tospend time in God's Word, and
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  • something began to happen to me.And I began to recognize that if
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  • we aren't careful as the churchof Jesus Christ, that we get
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  • caught up in the world's way ofliving. And yes, you can have
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  • microwave popcorn, but you can'thave microwave relationships.
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  • And as I begin to meditate inthe Word, I would spend time
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  • each morning. Back then I wouldget a hold of cassettes of men
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  • and women of God and I wouldlisten to them. I would read
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  • books. I would mark them up sobad. I mean, you know. And
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  • today, and I've never stopped.And as a teenage boy, God began
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  • to use me to witness. I led somany people to Christ on their
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  • deathbeds before they went, inthe back of the ambulances. I
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  • had to learn. Here is where Ibegan to develop what we now
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  • called, "The Spirit ContemporaryLife." Because I realized
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  • everyone doesn't want youpraying with somebody in a
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  • hospital room or speaking lifeas you do CPR in the Resus room.
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  • In fact, I was written up acouple of times. And when a
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  • couple of times the Union had tofight for me to keep my job and
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  • I realized that I don't have tolet everybody know what I'm
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  • doing. I could do it acontemporary way of sharing my
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  • faith. I could pray withsomebody without bowing my head
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  • or closing my eyes. I canliterally speak life to someone
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  • without saying in the name ofJesus you have. I can literally
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  • just begin to pray in a way thatpeople just didn't know what's
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  • going on and just allowed me tobegin to minister from room to
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  • room, in ORs, Resus rooms. Theyhad no idea what I was doing.
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  • The absolute key was neverleaving God's Word. But everyday
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  • if I can, and if I'm missing aday or here or there. I'd always
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  • go straight back into the Word.Jesus said in John 6:63 that the
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  • Word of God is Spirit and life.In Mark 16:20 it says that when
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  • Jesus arose from the dead, thedisciples went everywhere
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  • preaching the Word and that Godconfirmed the Word of God that
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  • was being shared with signs andwonders and miracles and
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  • healings. Oh, sorry. He didn'tconfirm their whining. He didn't
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  • confirm their crying. He didn'tconfirm their stories. Although
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  • stories encourages people. It isthe Word of God. It says in Mark
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  • 16:20, "And they went forthpreaching everywhere, the Lord
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  • working with them, andconfirming the word with signs
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  • following." I love working withmy kids. They're all young
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  • adults and just stunning youngmen and women. And often I'll
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  • ask them, "What are you prayingabout? What are you seeking God
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  • for?" And I want to get inagreement with them. One time I
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  • was just chatting with one ofthem and that they share the, a
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  • thing they're believing God for.And I just asked just kind of
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  • nonchalant. And so all right,"What verse are you standing
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  • on?" Because I want to get inagreement with them. And their
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  • comment was, "Well, I'm justdeclaring positive
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  • affirmations." And I said, "No,we need a verse." I have found.
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  • And so we began to talk togetherand find a couple of verses that
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  • promised what it was they wantedand then we got in agreement
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  • together, because it is the Wordthat God confirms. It is the
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  • Word that will grow your faith.It is the Word that causes you
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  • to believe in His grace. Andwhen you get out of this Word,
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  • when you stop going to church.You know, it's a funny thing.
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  • When you're hungry and you don'teat, your appetite goes up. You
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  • get hungrier and hungrier. Butwhen you stop spending time in
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  • the Word, stop going to churchor courses or classes, spending
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  • time in the Word each day byyourself in the Bible or in a
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  • great book. That you lose thedesire for God's Word. And so
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  • only discipling yourself to getback in the Word. And as you get
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  • back in the Word, you begin toagain develop the taste for the
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  • Word, a desire for the Word. Andit scared me one time when I
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  • literally just, I've beendiscouraged years and years ago
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  • as a young guy and I remembergetting out of the Word. I
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  • remember not doing the thingslike I used to do and just
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  • thought, "Ah, nothing seems togo wrong." And I'll never forget
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  • a storm in my life rising up,that almost took me out, almost
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  • lost my faith, and I realized,"Woo!" You know, you, God -, The
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  • Bible says there's two houses.One built on the rock, one built
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  • on the sand. When the stormcame, it didn't strengthen
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  • either house. It destroyed oneand the other it couldn't shake.
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  • And I recognize the reason youneed to get into God's Word is
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  • you can get up and be successfulin every area of life. But also
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  • so that when storms come, youcan't be shaken. Can't be
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  • shaken. You need the Word ofGod. In Romans 10:8-10, it
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  • teaches us that any area thatyou want to see miracles, the
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  • Bible uses the word salvation.It literally means saved from
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  • sickness, saved from poverty,saved from the enemy, saved from
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  • anything the curse of the lawwould try to do. It literally
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  • says the Word of God must be inyour mouth. The Word of God must
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  • be in your heart. And I began torise every morning and I've
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  • never stopped. And I began totalk back to the crazy things
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  • that were going on in my head.You know, the enemy will shoot
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  • darts at your head about youespecially. People don't like
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  • you. People don't want you.You're not good enough. Everyone
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  • else is smarter. And all thesecrazy thoughts. They're talking
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  • about you over there and youdon't fit in over here. I mean,
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  • as he can get one of thosethoughts to hook. So you start
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  • believing a lie. He'saccomplished what he wanted to
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  • do. See, the devil's got nopower. So he's got to turn yours
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  • against you. And I realized thegreatest thing I could do was
  • 00:10:11.868 --> 00:10:15.304
  • down hold the Word of God intomy mind, my heart through my
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  • mouth by praying the Word,speaking the Word. And that when
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  • I did that, that when stuff cameagainst me, I would go right
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  • through. And I found that theburden was easy when I stayed in
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  • the Word. I said, "Easy." Yes.But when I got out of the Word,
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  • it's like I couldn't control thefear. My own emotions would be
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  • going all over. The temptationto quit. The temptation to back
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  • off and not press on. All thesetemptations if I didn't stay in
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  • the Word, I found that they werebeginning to win. They began to
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  • slow me down. They began to pushme back. I find all these little
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  • fires I was trying to put off.But when I got back into the
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  • Word, I would walk intosituations and know what to do
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  • with peace, with strength,declaring the Word of God and
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  • seeing the miraculous presenceof God make the difference,
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  • because everybody here you'vebeen called to live a life
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  • beyond what you're able toaccomplish. You cannot
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  • accomplish what God has calledyou to do without Him and His
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  • Word. A stunning verse thatchanged my life as a young man
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  • was in Ephesians 6. And I wasstudying the Greek word for Word
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  • because in the Greek there'slots of different words for the
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  • Word of God. Three of the mainones is the word "Logos." Which
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  • is the meaning, you know, therevelation of God's Word. Then
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  • there's "Rhema" which means thespoken word. Then there's
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  • "Graphe" where we get ourEnglish word graph from, and it
  • 00:11:49.365 --> 00:11:52.568
  • literally means just the writtenword. And so as I was reading
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  • this, it said that when you puton God's armour, you are given a
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  • sword. And that the sword inverse 17 to 20 is the sword of
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  • the Spirit. Or one of theseversions I think it's the ASV
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  • says. It is the sword that theSpirit wields. Now, he's not
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  • talking about the Holy Spirit.He's talking about your human
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  • spirit filled with Holy Spirit.And that this is the sword of
  • 00:12:17.727 --> 00:12:23.332
  • your human spirit which ispraying the Word. As you begin
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  • to meditate in the Word, youbegin to deal with situations,
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  • speak to mountains, speak tothings that are going on, and
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  • your words are so filled withthe strength of God as faith
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  • rises in you. And I begin torecognize it. Anything God has
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  • called me to do, I could neverdo on my own. So when I'm weak,
  • 00:12:43.286 --> 00:12:48.224
  • He's strong. When is He strongand I'm weak? When I stay in
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  • God's Word. The Bible says in 2Timothy 3:16-17 that if you do
  • 00:12:53.129 --> 00:12:58.701
  • not spend time in the Word ofGod everyday meditating, you
  • 00:12:58.734 --> 00:13:02.205
  • will not be thoroughly equipped.You're missing equipment. You're
  • 00:13:02.238 --> 00:13:06.475
  • missing skills. You're missingthings that only the presence of
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  • God can give you. And so if youwant to be thoroughly equipped,
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  • it says, then you must study thescriptures for doctrine, for
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  • correction, for reproof, forinstruction, to understand
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  • righteousness that the man orwoman of God maybe complete. But
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  • so many people don't do that.All they got time for CNN to
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  • watch it 14 times. They got timefor, you know, movie channels
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  • and anything to fill their time.But if you don't start, and I
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  • want you to start today to finda great teaching book or a great
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  • message series or something thatbegins to get you every day
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  • spending a little time in God'sWord. Something in you will
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  • change. In the Bible there's, inthe Old Testament there's often
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  • different stories and analogiesthat are kind of a teaching
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  • about Jesus. When the childrenof Israel were coming out of
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  • Egypt, the exodus, and goingtowards the promised land, there
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  • was no way to carry food for acouple million adults. So God
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  • caused every morning heavenlybread called manna to just
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  • appear on the desert floors. Andthey would get up every morning.
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  • Moms would go out. Men would goout and they gather enough for
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  • that day. Some at the beginningwere afraid that maybe God
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  • wouldn't show up tomorrow, sothey gather more than they
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  • needed. It would always rotduring the night. Or in other
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  • words, you had to every day goout and collect manna. That is a
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  • beautiful Old Testament pictureof you need God's Word every
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  • day. To think on it, speak it,pray it. Let it just sink deep
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  • in your heart. It will bringpeace to your emotions, healing
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  • to your body. It will bring anability to take relationships to
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  • new places. It will keep youhumble rather than pride which
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  • will destroy your life. There'ssomething about the Word of God
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  • that is alive. There's somethingabout the Word of God that will
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  • change you from a natural personinto a supernatural person. I
  • 00:15:11.801 --> 00:15:18.074
  • deal with people a lot who can'tcontrol their emotions. They
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  • can't seem to live in happy.They can't seem to live in joy.
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  • They can't seem to walk inpeace, and it's up and it's
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  • down. And they say, "How do youdo it?" And say, "I'm binding
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  • the devil. I'm praying." No, no.That's not what does it. What
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  • does it is taking the Word andfeeding on the bread of life
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  • which is Jesus. And what isJesus? He's the Word. When I get
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  • out of the Word, I'm a mess. IfI spend a number of days not
  • 00:15:43.833 --> 00:15:48.237
  • just spending some time in theWord. Oh, man. I could just feel
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  • my stomach start to tense. Iwake up in the morning and now
  • 00:15:51.907 --> 00:15:55.277
  • the hundreds of problems thatI'm looking at in all the
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  • different organizations and thethings that we're doing around.
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  • That they just start to eat awayat me, and I start to go, "Oh!"
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  • But when I'm in the Word, Icould easily walk into meetings
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  • and situations and hear aboutthings and I just have this
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  • confidence. God will make a way.He will show me what to do. I
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  • will know where, how, when, whybecause He is with me. That
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  • confidence only comes when Ispend time in the Word of God.
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  • And because it is the sword ofthe Spirit, which is the Word of
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  • God praying, situations wouldarise that I see beginning to
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  • form and I would just declare,and I would speak to the
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  • mountain. But I would speak tothe mountain with the promise
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  • from God's Word and things wouldhappen. There's an amazing story
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  • that you have all heard before.But let me bring it to you in
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  • maybe a different way. Matthew4:1-11, Jesus has been baptized
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  • by John the Baptist. He hasn'tyet done one miracle. He's in
  • 00:16:50.833 --> 00:16:55.938
  • the wilderness where He is beingtempted by the devil. He hasn't
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  • eaten in 40 days and the devilcomes to Him and he begins to
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  • tempt Him out of His ministry,tempt Him away from His focus
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  • and what He's been called to theplanet to do. Which is why, by
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  • the way, he tempts you into sin,to get you off direction because
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  • everyone of you have an amazingcall, to do stunning things for
  • 00:17:19.962 --> 00:17:23.532
  • God. Whether it's business andarts or music or medicine,
  • 00:17:23.566 --> 00:17:29.438
  • etcetera. And within our livesHe wants us to succeed. So the
  • 00:17:29.472 --> 00:17:34.043
  • enemy comes to Him and he saysto Jesus, "If," I don't like him
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  • so I'm going to make his voicesound bad. "If You are the Son
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  • of God, command that thesestones become bread. But Jesus
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  • answered and said, "It iswritten, 'Man shall not live by
  • 00:17:49.792 --> 00:17:53.162
  • bread alone, but by every wordthat proceeds from the mouth of
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  • God.'" You see, I always thoughtwhen I read this, "Jesus, why
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  • You're putting up with thisjerk? Why didn't You just flick
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  • finger and boom! Just knock himinto another dimension." Well,
  • 00:18:02.805 --> 00:18:07.743
  • He couldn't and there's a wholestory to that because this lease
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  • that is on the planet, okay?Many Bible experts think it's
  • 00:18:12.648 --> 00:18:16.218
  • about 7000 years that Adam andEve had, the enemy got it and
  • 00:18:16.252 --> 00:18:20.523
  • his time is going to run outsoon and one angel will throw
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  • him into the lake of fireforever. But here his time isn't
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  • up. And so Jesus uses the Wordon him like you and I can. So He
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  • said, "It is written." I havefound that whenever I pray about
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  • a situation I always allow HolySpirit to bring a verse up on
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  • the inside of me. So when Ipray, I pray the Word. So then
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  • it says, "The devil took Him upinto the holy city, set Him on
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  • the pinnacle of the temple, andsaid to Him, 'If You are the Son
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  • of God, throw Yourself down. Forit is written: 'He shall give
  • 00:18:55.758 --> 00:19:00.629
  • His angels charge over you, andin their hands they shall bear
  • 00:19:00.663 --> 00:19:04.867
  • you up, lest you dash your footagainst a stone.'" Now, did you
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  • know the devil quotes scripture?I had been with leaders. I had
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  • been at conferences. I workedwith people that have the
  • 00:19:13.175 --> 00:19:16.212
  • craziest beliefs. And I'm going,"What in the world!" The devil
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  • loves to quote scripture andhe'll misquote it. He'll quote
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  • it at the wrong times. He'llbring confusion, condemnation.
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  • He'll quote it out of context.He'll do whatever he can to make
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  • you feel condemn. He'll plantthoughts in your head that make
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  • you feel like you don't fit. Youdon't belong. You're not as
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  • smart as anybody else. You'renot as good as anybody else. You
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  • can't do this. What's wrong withyou. It's always about you that
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  • he's trying to make your beliefsturn against you. So Jesus
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  • literally again says, "It iswritten." A second time Jesus
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  • says first, "It is written, 'Youshall not tempt the Lord your
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  • God." Well, the devil didn'tquiet there, took Him again to
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  • an exceedingly high mountainshowed Him all the kingdoms of
  • 00:20:01.590 --> 00:20:03.826
  • the world and their glory. Andhe said to Jesus, "All these
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  • things I'll give You if You'llfall down and worship me." We
  • 00:20:07.296 --> 00:20:12.268
  • understand that Jesus came tothe planet to get the kingdoms
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  • of this world, to become theGod. You know, the kingdom of
  • 00:20:15.371 --> 00:20:19.341
  • God being here taking out thekingdom of darkness. He was
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  • going to die on the cross formankind and the devil's offering
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  • Him all of this. Jesus says,"Away with you, Satan! For it is
  • 00:20:25.648 --> 00:20:32.588
  • written, 'You shall worship theLord your God, and Him only
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  • shall you serve.'" The devilleft Him, behold, angels came
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  • and ministered to Him. God'sWord was never designed to sit
  • 00:20:40.729 --> 00:20:46.068
  • in a book. Never designed justto be a part of a Bible. It was
  • 00:20:46.101 --> 00:20:51.173
  • designed to get into your heartbecause your spirit needs to
  • 00:20:51.206 --> 00:20:55.678
  • wield the sword of the Spiritand change was going on around
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  • you. Would you go ahead and justgo to church once every few
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  • weeks and don't spend timemeditating in the Word. And I'm
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  • telling you, there won't be muchdifference between you and the
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  • world. But if you will take thispowerful message, this truth
  • 00:21:10.392 --> 00:21:15.564
  • that rock to change my world. Ican never be without the Word of
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  • God. It's my sustenance. It's mydaily bread. It's what I need
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  • emotionally. It's what I needspiritually. It's what I need
  • 00:21:27.710 --> 00:21:31.513
  • physically. It's what I needrelationally. It's what I need
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  • for what God's called me to dofor career. It's what I need for
  • 00:21:35.584 --> 00:21:38.887
  • the future. It's what I need forany storm or demonic attack.
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  • That no weapon formed against meprospers and any mouth that
  • 00:21:42.725 --> 00:21:46.295
  • rises against me I put it down.There are times, I got to be
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  • careful. Whenever I preach onthis, I'll start quoting the
  • 00:21:50.999 --> 00:21:53.602
  • scripture and sometimes I justdon't want to stop. It just
  • 00:21:53.635 --> 00:21:56.205
  • feels so good to speak the Word,speak the Word, speak the Word
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  • because I do that on my own inthe car by myself. And when I'm
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  • done, I just feel like 10 feettall. It's like God is all over
  • 00:22:03.145 --> 00:22:07.349
  • me on the inside. If you'retired of being lonely. If you're
  • 00:22:07.383 --> 00:22:10.319
  • tired of feeling depressed. Ifyou're tired of dealing, going
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  • from sickness to sickness. TheBible declares that your natural
  • 00:22:14.056 --> 00:22:19.261
  • being can become supernaturalwith the presence of God. Why
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  • wouldn't you discipline yourselftoday? And you'll start to
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  • desire it. I go places now. I'mon holidays and the kids will
  • 00:22:28.704 --> 00:22:32.975
  • see this. My feet up by the fireor on the beach. Why do you
  • 00:22:33.008 --> 00:22:36.311
  • read? No, I got this amazingbook. He's a great teacher
  • 00:22:36.345 --> 00:22:38.580
  • talking about the anointing. Andthey go, "This isn't work." No,
  • 00:22:38.614 --> 00:22:41.850
  • no. That's not work for me. Icrave it. I love it. I desire to
  • 00:22:41.884 --> 00:22:47.923
  • spend time with God and HisWord. Then when I go play and
  • 00:22:47.956 --> 00:22:50.826
  • hang out with the kids, there'smore joy, more happiness because
  • 00:22:50.859 --> 00:22:53.996
  • He brings that into our lives,too. When God is in our lives
  • 00:22:54.029 --> 00:22:57.533
  • daily, everything from work torelationships to holidays to
  • 00:22:57.566 --> 00:23:01.637
  • laughter to joy to boardgames tosports. It's amazing how your
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  • whole world changes.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: Are you feelingstuck, unhappy, or worn down?
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  • It could be that yourautopilot needs a reset.
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  • "Setting Your Autopilot",learn how the beliefs
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  • you hold deep in your heartare like a plane's autopilot
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  • determining thedirection of your life.
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  • -LEON: What do yougive attention to?
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  • What you give attention toin life, is programming
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  • and planting what theBible calls your heart.
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  • Your heart is theautopilot for your life.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In this series,Leon shares how to guard the
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  • three gateways of your heart,how to deal with faulty belief
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  • systems, and how to changeyour thoughts and attitudes.
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  • -LEON: Whatever you believe,begins to influence your life.
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  • -LEON: You know, thesupernatural or what many of us
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  • call the miraculous is not amystery. It is something that
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  • God is trying to show us on aregular basis. You see, we do
  • 00:24:42.604 --> 00:24:46.675
  • not fire prayers at the skyhoping the God will decide to
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  • heal us. Hoping that God willchoose to bless us financially.
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  • When you understand that God hasalready blessed us. He's already
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  • given us the blessing. He'salready signed, sealed, and
  • 00:25:02.524 --> 00:25:06.995
  • delivered every promise that isin God's Word. Okay, Jesus has
  • 00:25:07.029 --> 00:25:12.267
  • qualified you for it. So faithis not believing enough 'til God
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  • gives it to you. It's basicallythat as we begin to understand
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  • the powerful principle of thepresence of God, the words that
  • 00:25:22.578 --> 00:25:27.215
  • we speak. What do we believeabout miracles, all of a sudden,
  • 00:25:27.249 --> 00:25:31.853
  • things begin to come together,and they just change. In the
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  • studio I'm in right now, youknow there's certain laws of
  • 00:25:35.757 --> 00:25:38.694
  • electricity and lighting. AndI'm not praying hoping God turns
  • 00:25:38.727 --> 00:25:43.498
  • the switch on. We can go overand flick it off and the light
  • 00:25:43.532 --> 00:25:46.568
  • all stops. We can go on andflick the switch on and all the
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  • lights come on. God wants youand I to walk in the
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  • supernatural every day with thewords we speak, the things that
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  • we believe, not trying toconvince an unhappy God to do
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  • something. God has alreadyreleased to us within us His
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  • presence, His power. All that weneed has been given to us. Learn
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  • to speak words. Learn tobelieve. Learn to stop the lies
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  • of the enemy. And watch thesupernatural, you can call it
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  • miracles and there's thingsoutside of your power in the
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  • natural mind, but things beginto happen in a beautiful
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  • powerful way is something youcan see every day. Learn to
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  • understand the miraculous.Father, I pray blessing upon
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  • them right now. Let the wisdomof God be upon them and let a
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  • whole new chapter of their lifebegin now. In Jesus' name, amen.
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