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Who Can You Trust?

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October 23, 2020
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On the show today; Leon shares how dealing with your heart beliefs can change your life for the better.

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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: When you take alook at the Word, He's got
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  • promises about your marriage,promises about your health,
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  • promise about generations. Andthen there are oaths in there
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  • where He says things like heavenand earth will pass away before
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  • my Word will ever fail.
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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: If you're going to livea life, a life that maybe at one
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  • time you dreamed about. Whetherit was a couple of years ago or
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  • as a kid. If you've read alittle bit of the Bible and you
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  • can see the incredible futurenot just heaven. I'm so tired of
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  • talking to Christians and theironly future is heaven. And I'm
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  • going, "I'm not in a rush to getto heaven. I got a job to do
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  • down here." When I go, it'sgoing to be awesome. I got
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  • friends and family there. When Igo, I'll be the loudest partier
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  • I can. But right now, I have aserious job and that is to live
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  • of my life following JesusChrist using whatever gifts and
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  • abilities who He has frompolitics to business to family
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  • and let's just go win the lostfor Christ. But so many people
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  • struggle with this. Now, no oneagrees yet but give me a chance.
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  • If I tell people, "Hey, does Godkeep His Word?" Everybody says,
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  • "Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah." But yetit is the thing that churches
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  • struggle with around the world.The attack of the devil has
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  • always been and always will beon God's Word. When he showed up
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  • and harassed Eve, did God reallysay? Well, don't listen to God
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  • because if you eat and disobeyHim, you're going to go further.
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  • You're going to go better. Iremember as a young man
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  • thinking, you know, do I reallywant to turn my life completely
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  • over to God. I've given Him mylife. I want to go to heaven if
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  • I die. But, you know, I'm goingto hang on to some stuff
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  • because, you know, I mean, if Iget married to somebody that God
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  • picks, He might. Well, I mean,He might want me to take one for
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  • the team and not be the womanthat I really want. Or, you
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  • know, Him like stick me inTuktoyaktuk and who knows. And
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  • so I didn't really trust Him. IsGod a God of His Word or not?
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  • Well, you're going to find outbecause if you're going to
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  • follow Jesus, if you're going tobe a people of the Word, there's
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  • going to be storms that come.And you're going to have to make
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  • a decision. The Bible says veryclearly in Jeremiah 1:12. Listen
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  • to some of these verses I wantto share with you. "Then said
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  • the Lord to me, You have seenwell, for I am alert and active,
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  • watching over My word to performit." Does that sound like
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  • somebody who's going to bail outon you, change His mind, not be
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  • a God of His Word? This versionJeremiah says that God is so
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  • alert, and He doesn't sleep.He's so aware. He is so active
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  • day after day, second aftersecond, hour after hour, week
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  • after week, year after year,century after century. For
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  • thousands of years, He haswatched over His Word waiting
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  • for someone to dare to believeHis Word and He will make sure
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  • that His Word works. He is, thisis a beautiful version Jeremiah
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  • 1:12. It says, "Then said theLord to me, You've seen well,
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  • for I am alert. I'm active."God's not gone on holiday. He's
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  • not asleep. He's not silent likesome preacher say. He is
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  • continually watching over. What?He is watching over His Word.
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  • He's not watching over mypreaching. He's not watching
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  • over our pain and heartache.Although we know He cares, and
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  • He loves. What works on thisplanet is the Word. And anytime
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  • God has made a promise. AnytimeGod has guaranteed something.
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  • You need to know He is watchingover the things that He says. In
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  • Psalm 119:89, it says, "Forever,O Lord, is Your word settled in
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  • heaven." When? Forever. His Wordis not up for changing. His Word
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  • is not up for grabs. His Word isnot up on a sheet for editing.
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  • His Word is not up to have apopularity vote. His Word is not
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  • maybe because some experts saidso. It says anything God has
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  • said is so settled the heavensare in agreement. It is settled.
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  • You could count on God's Word.Now, the enemy doesn't want you
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  • to think that way. Religiondoesn't want you to think that
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  • way. Small preaching and lamebelievers who have, you know,
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  • don't want to really get to knowHim and His Word. Oh, they would
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  • rather blame God for every lossin their life, everything that's
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  • going on. But according to theWord of God, the promises of
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  • God, His Word is settled. InNumbers 23:19, it says, "God is
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  • not a man, that He should lie."Have you ever been lied to? I
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  • mean, lied to by the best. Itshocks me. I was raised in a
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  • home where my mom and dad spoketruth. They taught us truth. I
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  • don't remember them ever lyingto me. And I remember the way
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  • they taught me and trained methat speak truth to your own
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  • hurt, Leon. Speak truth. And yetpeople will lie. Politicians can
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  • lie. Leaders can lie. They likepromising. They don't -, God is
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  • not a man, that He should lie,neither the son of man that he
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  • should repent. Now, the word"repent" here means change his
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  • mind. The word, when we talkabout somebody with repentance,
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  • it means they're not just sayingI'm sorry. They're changing. You
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  • know, it's one thing to, if Iwalk up and every time you come
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  • to church I punch you. Oh,sorry. Sorry, sorry, sorry. But
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  • the next Sunday I see you. Ipunch you again. Oh, sorry.
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  • Sorry, sorry. You know, after acouple of years of me punching
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  • you 52 times a year. You'd thinkthat the sorry means nothing. To
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  • repent doesn't mean to be sorry.Repent means to change your way
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  • and go a different direction.God is saying here that He's not
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  • a man that He should lie,neither the Son of Man that He
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  • should repent. He's not going tomake you a promise and then go,
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  • "Oops, I change my mind." Itsays, "Hath he said, is he not
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  • going to do it?" Question mark?It's like this is a crazy
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  • question. He said it. He's goingto do it. "Or hath he spoken,
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  • and shall he not make it good?"If God makes a promise, He makes
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  • it good. If God says something,He's not going to change His
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  • mind. He's not like people. He'snot like somebody that can
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  • promise you a business deal andthen something happens to him
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  • and his wife or his kid orsomething else he couldn't
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  • control. So now he's down on hisword because, because. It
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  • doesn't matter what goes on, Godkeeps His Word. We've got to get
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  • a whole new revelation. Thatwhen God makes a promise, it is
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  • for sure. When God sayssomething, He's not like people
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  • who lie because the situationchanges. Oh, I promised you a
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  • job, but someone better camealong. I promised you this. No.
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  • People can come and go. Peoplecan betray. People can lie.
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  • People can even have somethinghappened to them where they're
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  • not able to fulfill their word.None of those things affect God.
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  • If God said it. If God promisedit. It is a done deal. We simply
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  • need to qualify for thatpromise. In Acts 10:34, "Peter
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  • opened his mouth, and he said,'Of a truth I perceive that God
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  • is no respecter of persons.'"You know, one of the problem of
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  • people today. They have such lowself-esteem. That I'll talk to
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  • them and I'll say, "Well, hey.What do you think what do this?"
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  • Well, you know, I know it'seasier for you. People think for
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  • some reason that if you're apreacher you get a higher amount
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  • of God. Or, you know, there justcertain people that are blessed.
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  • They got a silver spoon in theirmouth or I wish I was that
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  • person. Listen to me. God is norespecter of persons. Everybody
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  • gets Jesus. Everybody when theyreceived Jesus receive the Holy
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  • Spirit. In the measure of faithit's the same to every person.
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  • Every promises has been given toevery person. Some people just
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  • work the process. They just divein and believe Him for His Word.
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  • And when you begin to believeGod for His Word, things begin
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  • to happen in your life. And thenthere are others that go, "I
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  • don't have time for the Word. Idon't have time for this." Are
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  • you crazy? Did you know that ifsomeone handed you a book this
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  • thick and they said, "Ah, yeah.One of the richest guy on the
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  • planet died left it all to you.It's all in the book." I know
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  • you would read it. You wouldspend years going through it,
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  • every jot every tittle to findout what's yours. The Bible is
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  • the last will and testament ofGod in what Jesus has
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  • appropriated for us. We areheirs of everything Jesus has.
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  • We share in that. So Peter issaying there's no respecter of
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  • persons. Stop looking atsomebody that you respect as a
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  • Christian and think, "Well, theygot it better. I got -," No. God
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  • will always give everybody thesame. You can even say, "Well,
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  • you know, I wasn't raised likeyou." Listen to me. The Bible
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  • says that if you had a badfather or a bad mother and they
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  • didn't teach you anything andmaybe you were abused and that's
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  • horrible. And that makes meangry but at the same time to
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  • you as an adult now it says thatGod is the God to the
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  • fatherless. That doesn't meanHe's going to wipe your brow and
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  • say, "Okay, you just get throughlife somehow." It means He's
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  • going to teach you the things adad never taught you. Show you
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  • the things a mom never showedyou. He's going to make up the
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  • difference. And He's going tomake you so amazing that
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  • regardless of your past, He isthe God to the fatherless, the
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  • motherless. He's going to raiseyou up for a victorious,
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  • amazing, incredible life. That'sone of the promises that is in
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  • the book. Do you know thepromises? Are you sold out? That
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  • if I can find a promise in thisbook, it is mine. Because if you
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  • don't begin to live that way andthink that way, the enemy, his
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  • job is to attack the Word. Somepeople think the devil's
  • 00:12:13.458 --> 00:12:17.929
  • attacking trees. Some peoplethink he's attacking the -, I've
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  • got news for you. From theGenesis in the garden of Eden to
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  • where we are today, Satanattacks the Word of God. He
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  • wants to stop people frombelieving it, from getting it
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  • planted in their hearts. In Mark4 in the first few verses there.
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  • It's Jesus Christ teaching thisparable about the sower. And He
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  • says in there that when someonehears truth, they find a new
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  • promise. Someone teaches in theWord at church or in TV or
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  • however you got the Word. Satancomes immediately. Do you know
  • 00:12:50.328 --> 00:12:54.799
  • why? To steal the Word. Satanwants to steal the Word. He
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  • stole that promises of God fromEve. He made her believed that
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  • God wasn't as good as His Word.He's trying so hard to make you
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  • feel like although God promisedit. Yeah, he's probably making
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  • me wait, or it's because I'vedone something in my past.
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  • Listen, Jesus Christ and thisnew covenant that you and I have
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  • today. He has qualified us forevery promise. The Word says
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  • that all the promises now afterthe cross are in Christ, yes and
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  • amen. Before Jesus they all hadifs. If you do this, God will do
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  • that. They were agreements.Well, the new agreement is that
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  • Jesus paid it all. You have agift of righteousness. You are
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  • right before God because ofJesus actions. You are qualified
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  • for every promise. Do you knowthe only thing you and I have to
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  • do today is to believe? What? Wejust got to believe it. That's
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  • it. Believe the Word. But here'sthe thing. There are people
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  • today who are double-minded. Andthe Bible says in the book of
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  • James, if you're double-minded,you receive nothing. You're
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  • unstable. The Bible talks aboutpeople limiting God. The
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  • Israelites from when they cameout of Egypt on the way to the
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  • promised land. About to becomeone of the wealthiest countries
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  • there ever was then. And whatdid they do? They limited God
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  • because they didn't believe HisWord when He said, "I've given
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  • you Canaan. Go get it. Yeah, youmight have to fight some giants.
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  • I've given you that. Yeah, youmight have to walk around some
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  • cities. The walls will comedown, too." He gave it to them.
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  • Promised it to them. And do youthink they could believe Him?
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  • No. They want to stone Moses.Then they want to go back to
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  • Egypt and slavery and the soup.Oh, they had good leek soup in
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  • Egypt. It was safe there. TheEgyptians protected us. I don't
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  • know. You can go to the Bibleand find people limiting God all
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  • the time. Psalm 78 says in theverse 40 and on, they limited
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  • the Holy One of Israel and stopwhat God was -, He was trying to
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  • give them things. Everybody over20 that was making the trekked
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  • from Egypt. They died off in thenext 40 years. They never saw
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  • what God had promised them. Butnot because God backed down, not
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  • because God said no. But becausethey wouldn't go in and take
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  • what God had already given tothem. My question to you is,
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  • where in your life are youpraying, bugging, pleading,
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  • waiting for a prophetic wordfrom some prophet or you've got
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  • the prayer tower praying and theprayer basement prayed. And a
  • 00:15:27.819 --> 00:15:31.089
  • ministry here praying and aministry there praying, and we
  • 00:15:31.122 --> 00:15:34.459
  • got millions of people praying.Show me in the Word that your
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  • miracle requires the worldpraying for you. Every miracle
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  • in the Bible, you're going tofind it's like one guy walks
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  • over and prays. One womanbelieves God. And I'm not
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  • opposed to pray. We're to prayfor our leaders. We're to pray
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  • for our countries. But anypromise in the Word to you
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  • doesn't require the world topray, to pull down demonic
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  • structures or brass skies. Itrequires you to simply believe.
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  • I want to show you an astoundingscripture that so many have
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  • never studied, and it betterbecome one of your new
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  • favorites. It's in Hebrews6:16-20. Listen to this talking
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  • about God. "When swearing anoath to confirm what they are
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  • saying, humans swear by someonegreater than themselves and so
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  • they bring their arguments to anend." If two guys are trying to
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  • find out who's telling thetruth. The one goes, "I swear
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  • it. I swear it on my father'sgrave. I swear it. I swear it on
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  • the head of my kids." Likepeople have all these things
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  • they swear to, and if they swearan oath really out there. Okay,
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  • okay. Well, he never swear onhis dad's grave, so I believe
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  • him. It's saying we swear tosomething. It says, "But when
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  • God wanted to confirm Hispromises as true and
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  • unchangeable, He swore an oathto the heirs of that promise. So
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  • God has given us two unchangingthings. His promise and His
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  • oath. These prove that it isimpossible for God to lie. As a
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  • result, he who comes to God forrefuge might be encouraged to
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  • seize that hope that is setbefore us. That hope is real.
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  • That hope is true. It is ananchor to steady your restless
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  • souls." Let's just believe Histruth. You can't tell me He
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  • doesn't heal because I'm alivebecause He healed me. You can't
  • 00:17:38.416 --> 00:17:41.385
  • tell me He doesn't heal. I'vegot five kids and the doctor
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  • said about everyone in Sally'swomb. There's a major problem
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  • here. We got all these extratest to go. And they're all -,
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  • You can't tell me that He won'tprosper. It takes millions to
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  • continue to take this gospel tothe world. You can't tell me His
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  • promises don't work. Too late!They work. I found them over and
  • 00:17:56.734 --> 00:18:00.905
  • over and over. They work. Andanytime things don't work. I
  • 00:18:00.938 --> 00:18:06.210
  • don't look at God and go,"What's wrong with You? I look
  • 00:18:06.244 --> 00:18:09.947
  • at Leon and go, "Okay, Leon.Keep learning. God is amazing.
  • 00:18:09.981 --> 00:18:12.617
  • You just got to keep growing andlearning." It says here that
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  • there are two things that youcan count on. The promise God
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  • gave and the oath that He gave.When you take a look at the
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  • Word, He's got promises aboutyour marriage, promises about
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  • your health, promise aboutgenerations. And then there are
  • 00:18:27.165 --> 00:18:32.303
  • oaths in there where He saysthings like heaven and earth
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  • will pass away before my Wordwill ever fail. Yet we got
  • 00:18:34.739 --> 00:18:39.744
  • preachers preaching some, "Well,the sovereignty of God. God is,
  • 00:18:39.777 --> 00:18:45.183
  • He can do whatever He wants."No, He can't. God cannot do
  • 00:18:45.216 --> 00:18:49.387
  • whatever He wants. God hascontained Himself to His Word,
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  • like you should. You can't dowhatever you want. Not if you're
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  • a man of your word. If you'vepromised something, you can't go
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  • back on it. You can't renege onit. You're a man of your word.
  • 00:19:00.998 --> 00:19:04.035
  • God is a God of His Word. Andtoday in this new covenant, He
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  • is simply saying to you and Ionly believe. Believe that Jesus
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  • on the cross qualified you forevery promise. Jesus on the
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  • cross once and for all paid forevery sin you've done or will
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  • do. He's qualified you. He'sgiven you a gift of
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  • righteousness. The enemy has nomore accusations to make because
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  • Jesus took away that ability bydealing with the law, fulfilling
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  • the law for you, for me. It'sjust the most amazing thing. I
  • 00:19:33.297 --> 00:19:38.536
  • can trust the Word of God. God'sWord works. He will never go
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  • back on it. You know there's averse in the Bible in 2
  • 00:19:45.176 --> 00:19:48.279
  • Chronicles 16:9, "The eyes ofthe Lord run to and fro
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  • throughout the whole earth, toshow Himself strong on the
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  • behalf of them whose hearts aretowards Him." It's very
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  • picturesque when it says theeyes of God are, Man, He is
  • 00:20:03.594 --> 00:20:09.400
  • monitoring everyone, everybody.What's He waiting for? For you
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  • to believe the Word. It's whatit says. The eyes of the Lord
  • 00:20:13.804 --> 00:20:18.109
  • are running. If God's running,He's probably pretty fast.
  • 00:20:18.142 --> 00:20:20.945
  • Probably faster than the speedof light. And His eyes are
  • 00:20:20.978 --> 00:20:24.081
  • everywhere, monitoring. And itsays to show Himself strong on
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  • behalf of someone. God's Wordworks. You've got to make a
  • 00:20:30.121 --> 00:20:37.128
  • decision that you can count onHim. God keeps His promises. God
  • 00:20:37.161 --> 00:20:43.534
  • keeps His Word. Solomon said inthe entire country they couldn't
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  • find one example of God notkeeping His Word. And the same
  • 00:20:48.506 --> 00:20:53.744
  • is true today. I don't care whatsituation. I don't care where
  • 00:20:53.778 --> 00:20:57.348
  • it's gone down. God will neverrenege on His Word. God will
  • 00:20:57.381 --> 00:21:00.785
  • never change His mind. God willnever go, "Oops. I have a nap.
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  • Missed it for you. Sorry, Leon."God's eyes run to and fro. He is
  • 00:21:04.689 --> 00:21:09.160
  • alert. He is watching over HisWord to perform it. We have
  • 00:21:09.193 --> 00:21:13.197
  • generations. Thousands of yearsof people who knew God and saw
  • 00:21:13.230 --> 00:21:17.268
  • His goodness. When armies runbefore the worship and praise
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  • team. When manna fell tomillions of people and their
  • 00:21:21.138 --> 00:21:24.475
  • children walking through adesert. God has always been good
  • 00:21:24.508 --> 00:21:29.180
  • to His Word and for His Word.And all He requires you and I to
  • 00:21:29.213 --> 00:21:33.317
  • do, is to believe it. The devillike I said in Mark 4. He wants
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  • you to not allow the Word of Godto take root in your heart. He
  • 00:21:42.393 --> 00:21:45.496
  • doesn't want you meditating inthe Bible, getting out to
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  • church. He doesn't want youdoing your devotions, spending
  • 00:21:47.665 --> 00:21:50.301
  • time with Him. Because when theWord of God begins to grow from
  • 00:21:50.334 --> 00:21:54.672
  • just your head down into yourheart. It's unstoppable. The
  • 00:21:54.705 --> 00:21:59.176
  • Bible says in Jesus teaching inMark 4, the devil steals the
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  • Word. It's the first thing heattacks. But for those who
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  • continue to stay in the Word, hehas no chance. And later on it
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  • says the seed of God's Word inyour heart grows into tree so
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  • big, all that he can do is justsit around and watch the
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  • miracles going on in your life.Because the Word of God, it's
  • 00:22:16.994 --> 00:22:21.499
  • uncompromising, unchangeable,unkillable. He has no hope when
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  • it comes to the Word of God. Thepromises of God. This message is
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  • so deep, yet it so simple thatpeople walked right past it.
  • 00:22:33.644 --> 00:22:39.817
  • They allow anybody out there tosay, "Yeah, that faith stuff.
  • 00:22:39.850 --> 00:22:43.554
  • Don't know if I believe that." Idon't care what you believe. But
  • 00:22:43.587 --> 00:22:47.525
  • as for me and my house, we'regoing to serve the Lord. I don't
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  • care what you think. You've gotthe free rights. So live the way
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  • you want, do what you want. ButI'm telling you right now. Our
  • 00:22:54.231 --> 00:22:57.168
  • God is able. Our God is willing.Our God is watching His Word and
  • 00:22:57.201 --> 00:23:03.874
  • He's looking into your life. Andthe second you believe a
  • 00:23:03.908 --> 00:23:06.510
  • promise. The second you standstrong and you are unshakeable
  • 00:23:06.544 --> 00:23:09.780
  • not double-minded, not allowingdoubt and unbelief from whatever
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  • thing and that's not hard to do.Someone said to me, "Leon, it's
  • 00:23:13.684 --> 00:23:16.954
  • so hard to believe." I said,"May I ask you a question. If
  • 00:23:16.987 --> 00:23:23.060
  • God stared you in the face andsaid to you, "I promise you
  • 00:23:23.093 --> 00:23:27.498
  • this." Do you trust God to keepHis Word? Oh, of course. That's
  • 00:23:27.531 --> 00:23:32.703
  • what faith is. The lights wenton. Faith is trusting God to
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  • keep His Word. When He givesHis Word, He keeps it.
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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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  • In Leon Fontaine'sbrand-new series,
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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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  • [Music]
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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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  • -ANNOUNCER: Call nowto request this series.
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  • Don't just learn whatto believe, but learn
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  • how to apply what you believe.
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  • -LEON: So many people strugglein the area of their mind. I
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  • have found in teaching aroundthe world that when I talk with
  • 00:25:11.368 --> 00:25:15.039
  • people, very few people canfocus on something for any
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  • length of time. In fact, I'llalmost say everybody is ADD or
  • 00:25:18.275 --> 00:25:22.146
  • attention deficit disorder. Now,that's not the way God made you.
  • 00:25:22.179 --> 00:25:27.217
  • He made you that you could focusand meditate on something for a
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  • long time and so this iscrucial. There are others who
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  • cannot control their emotions,their moods. We can go ahead and
  • 00:25:36.093 --> 00:25:40.965
  • blame it on hormones, and we canblame it on others, and I know
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  • there's a little bit of truththere. Hang around an irritating
  • 00:25:44.201 --> 00:25:47.071
  • person and it's harder. I mean,if it's just a really bad day
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  • for you physically, thathormones can be an issue, but
  • 00:25:50.841 --> 00:25:53.377
  • you know what God gives none ofthose things the right. And so,
  • 00:25:53.410 --> 00:25:57.214
  • He commands us to be joyful, bepeaceful, to rise up with the
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  • fruit of the Spirit. I want topray for you. I'm gonna ask Holy
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  • Spirit to guide you, to assistyou, to begin to walk in the
  • 00:26:05.356 --> 00:26:10.027
  • fruit of the Spirit. Father, Ipray right now that those nine
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  • strengths that You've given uscalled the fruit of the Spirit,
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  • the patience, the joy, thekindness, the long-suffering. I
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  • pray that You'd wake each of usup to this, and that we will
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  • live our lives in a way that ourminds, our thinking, our
  • 00:26:25.109 --> 00:26:29.880
  • imagination is controlled by thevery Word of God and by the
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  • presence of God. Touch them nowand start them on this amazing
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  • journey. In Jesus' name, amen.
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  • ministry reaches some of thedarkest corners of the world,
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