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January 25, 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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Prayer That Gets Results

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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 CEO ofCanada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRITCONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: With prayer, weuse the authority that we've
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  • been given, and we change thecourse of events on this planet.
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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: Today, I want to talk toyou about prayer. If you have
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  • been influenced by religion,then you see prayer as no great
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  • big deal. You've been influencedby much of the religious culture
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  • of the first world. Prayer is,"Yeah, if I think about it, I'll
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  • do it. Do I have to?" Today, Iwant to change your life by
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  • changing your attitude towardsprayer. You know, not just
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  • anybody gets to talk to thequeen. If you were, had a person
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  • who was of royalty, who wasleading a nation, a Prime
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  • Minister, a President, Queen ofEngland. You don't have access
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  • to them. To get access to them,it could take you a lifetime and
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  • you may never get access tothem. If you've got a hero who's
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  • an actor or your favorite bandthat plays the world. You don't
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  • get access to them. As theirworld gets more complex, larger,
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  • bigger. As they get deaththreats, as they barely have
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  • time to breathe let alone maketheir own lives, have some
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  • margin, some free time. Theresponsibilities to continue to
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  • do what they're doing requiresthem to be cautious. They're
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  • hard to get to. Yet, the God ofthe universe gives you direct
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  • access anytime you want. Youhave been given an honour,
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  • beyond honour. You've been givena privilege, beyond privilege.
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  • At any time you can come boldlyto the throne of grace. It's not
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  • a throne of judgment. It's not athrone of anger. It's not a
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  • throne that's going to belittleyou. It's the throne of God's
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  • grace. The throne of God'sfavor. And you can have an
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  • audience with the God of theuniverse anytime you desire.
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  • This my friends is prayer.Prayer is crucial because with
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  • prayer we use the authority thatwe've been given, and we change
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  • the course of events on thisplanet. And if you do not use
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  • your authority. If you do notpray in faith, the Bible says
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  • for whatever is not of faith issin. If you had a babysitter
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  • that was looking after your kidsand someone came into the yard
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  • and took them and said, "Yeah, Iwant them. And so it's me. I'm
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  • going to take them." And youcome home, and she said, "I'm so
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  • sorry. I didn't want to put up afuzz. I didn't want them to
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  • think I was better than them. Ididn't want to look too arrogant
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  • or too proud. And so I mean, Itold him, "Well, hey. I don't
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  • think you should take them."You're going, "What?" Well, you
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  • know, they probably good people.I don't want to act like I'm the
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  • one. I just want to stay humble.You are going to go, "What are
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  • you doing? You should havecalled him back. You should have
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  • called the cops. You should havedone whatever it took. I gave
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  • you authority over my kids. Igave you this responsibility for
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  • my children. Now, get up and useit." I think that's the way God
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  • looks at you and I. Like thechurch of Jesus Christ has
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  • forgotten its authority thatwe're the body of Christ. That
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  • Jesus had all authorities givento me. Now, you go. Like you
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  • cannot wink at prayer. If you donot pray. If you do not know how
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  • to pray effectively. It's yourfault. You are to study the
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  • Word. You are to know yourrights, your privileges, your
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  • inheritance. You are to rise upand have dominion. You are to
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  • subdue this planet. And so let'stake a look at something that
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  • very few Christians seem toincorporate into their lives
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  • which is there's different kindsof prayer. You know, we're not
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  • getting into that right now, andthere are different rules that
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  • govern prayer. Someone said tome, "I don't believe in rules.
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  • You can just talk to God anytimeyou want." Well, of course, you
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  • can. That's communicating withHim. But then there is prayer
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  • that is a prayer to discover Hiswill. There is prayer, the
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  • prayer of faith. There is aprayer of casting your cares.
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  • There's a prayer of worship andpraise. There's a united prayer.
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  • There's a prayer of agreement.There's a prayer of
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  • supplication. The prayer ofintercession. And people say, "I
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  • don't believe there's differentrules." Well, let me tell you
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  • something. The Bible hasdifferent rules on how to
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  • protect your body. It has gotrules on how to protect your
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  • mind, not because God likesrules. But because He's showing
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  • you how to control your body andkeep it healthy. He's got
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  • guidelines to keep your mindhealthy. He's got guidelines to
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  • keep a marriage healthy, afamily healthy, a business
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  • healthy. The Bible is filledwith brilliant principles and
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  • there are principles to prayer.Like it or not. And if you do
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  • not learn them, if you do notmake them important to you to
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  • get in there so you can prayeffectively. So you can pray
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  • with authority. So you canunderstand it's your
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  • responsibility. If you're goingto hire a babysitter with your
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  • most precious thing, yourchildren. Then they better
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  • understand. It's yourresponsibility to protect them.
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  • Your responsibility to keep themsafe. Your responsibility to
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  • know the principles ofprotecting a one-year old, a
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  • three-year old. To babysit aone-year old is so different
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  • from an eleven-year old. Thatyou better wake up and know what
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  • those are, and the same is truewith prayer. In Acts 13:2, it
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  • says, "While they wereworshiping the Lord and fasting,
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  • the Holy Spirit said." Stopright there. I have discovered
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  • that it is a life of praisingand worshiping God that makes
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  • you conscious of His presencewhich was always there. But if
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  • you're not aware of Hispresence, you won't be aware of
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  • His voice. If you're not awareof the presence of God, you
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  • won't be aware of what He'strying to say to you. And so
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  • while they were worshiping andfasting. Quick word about
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  • fasting. Fasting is somethingthat people think there's a lot
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  • of power in. I've seen a lotof people look at fasting as,
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  • oh, as if it's going to give youmore power. Fasting has smart
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  • application for physical health.It's got smart application for
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  • mental health. But when it comesto spiritual things what fasting
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  • does, is just it keeps youfocus. So fasting means to
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  • deliberately put all of youfocus on something. And so
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  • you're not worried about yourfood. You're not worried about
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  • your TV. You're not worriedabout things. You're just
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  • setting yourself aside with God.You maybe even fasting your
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  • relationships and your TV andyour food and everything within
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  • you is -, It was talking hereabout getting focused on God. So
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  • while they were worshiping theLord and fasting, Holy Spirit
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  • said. And He gave themdirection, God-given direction.
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  • You need to know if you want toget better at hearing the voice
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  • of God in business, who to hire,who to marry, what to do,
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  • decisions you need to make. Thatis worshipers. It is people who
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  • praise and worship God. Thoseare the ones who begin to know
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  • how quickly to focus on Hispresence, His voice, and get
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  • direction. So you must lead thislife, a life that is listening
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  • to God but the way to listen isto worship and praise Him. The
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  • Bible uses the word. He says,"Ministering to Him." Did you
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  • know you can minister to God.Wow! Here's the great story in
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  • Acts 16:22-26. Paul and Silasdid a miracle that got everybody
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  • upset. They took a poor younglady who is demonically
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  • oppressed. And she would give ademonic words of knowledge. That
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  • she had -, They would go to herto figure out what's going on in
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  • their life and the future like awitch or a medium, and she would
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  • tell people. She would knowthings. She followed them around
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  • telling that these men are menof God. And so this demon was
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  • speaking through her. And oneday, Paul just turns around,
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  • just picks it out. Boom! And shewas instantly set free. And
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  • there were some upset because itmessed with their money.
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  • Whenever you mess with people'smoney, you mess with usually
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  • their heart. So then the crowdit says joined in an attack upon
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  • them, tore Paul and Silas'clothes off and then beat them
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  • with rods. We're not talkingabout rods that raise a little
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  • bit of pink. We're talking aboutbeat them, beat them. And when
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  • they had struck them with manyblows, the Bible says they threw
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  • them into prison and told thejailer, "You keep them safe." He
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  • received such a strict chargethat he put them in the inner
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  • prison, the dungeon, fastenedtheir feet in the metal stocks.
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  • But about midnight, aboutmidnight! About midnight! Why
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  • does it say midnight? Becausewith your problems there comes a
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  • midnight. There's so many timesas I'm praying, and problems and
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  • situations are going on. Andusually it's about midnight that
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  • the darkest time, when everybodyis sleeping and you're not, that
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  • fear will try to raise its uglyhead and wake you up. And cause
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  • you to sit there marinating infear, marinating in all the what
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  • ifs. Midnight for so many peopleis a bad time. That's why people
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  • make so much money with all theTV at midnight, from midnight to
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  • three in the morning. That youcan sell a lot of product
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  • because they're busy watchingsomething to get their mind off
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  • their fears. But about midnightPaul and Silas were praying and
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  • singing hymns of praises to God,and the other prisoners were
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  • listening. That means theyweren't saying, "Oh, let's not
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  • sing too loud and disturbanybody." They lifted their
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  • voices and they praised God.They sang two men. And as
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  • they're singing, it filled thewhole prison till the melody and
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  • the words were coming from cellto cell, to the deepest dungeon.
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  • These prisoners were listeningto two men, whipped, beaten. Two
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  • men with bruises and blood andin pain laying here now locked
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  • up and they're worshiping andpraising God. Here in is a
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  • crucial message to you and I.When you're going through hell,
  • 00:12:39.384 --> 00:12:43.688
  • don't stop. When a storm is inyour face, don't stop praising
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  • God. When a giant is screamingat you like the Goliaths in
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  • life. Don't stop praising God.Don't stop worshiping Him the
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  • giver of life. Don't stopdeclaring His goodness and His
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  • triumphant victory. We've got tounderstand Paul and Silas were
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  • singing hymns and praising Godat midnight to such a degree the
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  • prisoners were listening tothem. Suddenly there was a great
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  • earthquake, so that the veryfoundations of the prison were
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  • shaken and at once all the doorswere opened. Whose doors?
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  • Everybody's doors and everyone'sshackles were unfastened. Listen
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  • to me, when we praise God, whenwe maintain a spirit of faith.
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  • When they know that everybody atyour work, see stuff going on,
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  • and the people are losing jobs.And there's a smile on your
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  • face. And yes, I don't like thefact everyone's getting laid off
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  • and me, too. But I will praiseHim because He will never desert
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  • me. He will never. I've neverseen the righteous forsaken or a
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  • seed begging bread. That's yourattitude. So when they talk to
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  • you it's, "Hey, I'm going to beokay. I'll find something
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  • better. Don't worry about me."Why? Why is that confidence
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  • there? Because you know yourGod. And if you're going to talk
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  • about what you're going to do atmidnight when everybody else is
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  • worried and talking to theirwife and pinning their bills to
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  • the fridge, and you are praisingHim, worshiping God, or
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  • sleeping. You're at church withthe rest of the team that you're
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  • on, Springs Church where we are,and you're praising and adoring
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  • Him, and declaring He's the Godof the breakthrough. He is the
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  • God that always answers. He isthe God that is there. You do it
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  • at church. You do it in themorning. You do it at midnight.
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  • You do it when your feet hit thefloor in the morning. Instead
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  • of, "Oh, my. What a -, I don'tfeel so good today." Oh, shut
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  • up. Stop saying what your bodywants you to say. Stop saying
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  • what your unrenewed mind wantsyou to say. And get up and
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  • declare, "This is the day theLord has made." Me? I'm going to
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  • rejoice. I'm going to be glad init. There's something about
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  • people who praise God. It is aprayer. It is one of those nine
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  • prayers that gets up and in theface of giants, in the face of
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  • storms, and the face of warfare,in the face of attack. It begins
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  • to declare who you are, whoseyou are, your purpose in life,
  • 00:15:20.979 --> 00:15:25.083
  • etcetera. This is crucial. Thepeople around you. This is an
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  • exciting thing here. It saysthat the whole prison was
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  • listening to them. So I canimagine that they sang hymns, it
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  • says. Which is scripture. Theysang scriptures of God's power.
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  • They sang scripture of God'sgoodness. They sang scripture
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  • that declare their allegiance toHim, their faithfulness to Him,
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  • and these prisoners arelistening to this. Then they
  • 00:15:54.045 --> 00:15:58.182
  • began to praise Him. But what ispraise? Praise is a declaration
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  • of His power, His goodness. Andthey're listening to these two
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  • men that they saw being draggedin, bloody, beaten, bruised,
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  • missing teeth. Whatever it is,and they're locked in the worse
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  • dungeon. The deepest dungeon.This is the worst of the worst
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  • these men are thinking. But asthey listened from midnight and
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  • on to the songs, the singing.They're all complaining and
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  • whining. In fact, in somepeople's lives Silas would be
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  • looking at Paul and say, "Oh,you told me you heard from God."
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  • You told me, "Hey, we're goingto go to this city. God is in
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  • this and here we are beaten,persecuted, locked up." You can
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  • so quickly begin to getdisenfranchised with God when
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  • things don't go perfect. Peoplethink that their life is just
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  • keep tiptoeing through thetulips, drinking a diet Coke,
  • 00:16:51.035 --> 00:16:54.038
  • and sit in front of the pool for120 years and get and go, "No!
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  • There's a purpose to our lives."There's something He needs you
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  • to do. He needs you to get upand go forth and declare His
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  • Word, share, set captives freelike they were doing. And the
  • 00:17:04.615 --> 00:17:08.619
  • people rise up against you andyou go through a period of time
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  • of persecution. Persecution isnot being sick. Persecution is
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  • not being poor. Persecution iswhen something is coming at you
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  • because of your stand forChrist. So these guys were being
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  • persecuted. And as they began tosing and as they began to praise
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  • God, not only did they receivean incredible miracle, but
  • 00:17:28.739 --> 00:17:33.811
  • everybody who was listening tothem heard. You know, right now
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  • as I'm here talking to thisparking lots of cars. There'll
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  • be those of you here that, youknow, you're just new. You don't
  • 00:17:45.189 --> 00:17:49.026
  • even know what we're about. Youjust heard about it and you made
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  • your way in. The very fact thatyou're sitting here listening to
  • 00:17:52.730 --> 00:17:56.234
  • the Word of God. Somethingmiraculous is going to take
  • 00:17:56.267 --> 00:17:59.470
  • place in your life. Because whenyou hear God's Word, it causes
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  • faith to raise. Faith in a Godthat loves you. And here two
  • 00:18:03.508 --> 00:18:09.080
  • apostles are praising andsinging and worshiping God. And
  • 00:18:09.113 --> 00:18:13.451
  • all who listened rose up infaith and their shackles came
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  • off. When Paul and Silas'shackles came off and everybody
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  • was set free. If you'll dare tobe someone who praises and
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  • worships God. Dare to get up inyour house and teach your kids
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  • to sing. Put on your favoriterecord. Put on your favorite
  • 00:18:30.735 --> 00:18:34.505
  • song and worship and sing. Letthem see you singing in the
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  • morning, humming, whistling inthe afternoon. Let them see you
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  • at church worshiping God. Why?It's not because it's some
  • 00:18:40.811 --> 00:18:44.682
  • little Dickie Dee melody. It'sbecause it is a prayer. It is a
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  • prayer of faith that releasesthe very power of God. So that
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  • earthquakes can destroy aprison. So that the power of
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  • God, I have found at times whenI have spoken the Word of God
  • 00:18:56.928 --> 00:19:00.031
  • over my body. I would just startto praise Him and to worship
  • 00:19:00.064 --> 00:19:03.501
  • Him. And when you praise andworship Him, you'll find that
  • 00:19:03.534 --> 00:19:07.305
  • there is just this release offaith and miracles come when we
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  • praise, and when we worship God.I was in a conference one time
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  • and I was slated to speak. Therewas another speaker that was
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  • there. So as he was doing hissession, I was next. And all of
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  • a sudden, I began to feel soweird. I began to feel sickly. I
  • 00:19:25.022 --> 00:19:30.461
  • began to feel yuck. And so whenthings pushed at me high, just,
  • 00:19:30.494 --> 00:19:34.632
  • you know, in Jesus name. I don'taccept. Go. Just send it away.
  • 00:19:34.665 --> 00:19:37.735
  • Go away. And it's not working.It's just kind of nothing's
  • 00:19:37.768 --> 00:19:40.938
  • happening. I'm feeling a littlebit of yuck. And so I turned to
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  • the driver that have beenassigned to me and say, "Get me
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  • back to my room. Quickly,please." Because I only had
  • 00:19:45.109 --> 00:19:47.511
  • about an hour. I know becausethere's a message and then there
  • 00:19:47.545 --> 00:19:50.681
  • was a break. And then I had toget up and minister to this
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  • conference. He gets me back tothe room. And something is going
  • 00:19:54.552 --> 00:19:57.788
  • on and I'm just feeling yuck. Idon't know. I am not canceling.
  • 00:19:57.822 --> 00:20:01.292
  • I am not going to say no tothis. I'm getting up and I'm
  • 00:20:01.325 --> 00:20:05.096
  • going to minister to people. AndI remember just in the room. I
  • 00:20:05.129 --> 00:20:08.566
  • mean, I've got a bath. I've gotcleaned up. I just did anything
  • 00:20:08.599 --> 00:20:11.302
  • to try to get myself to feelbetter. And then nothing seemed
  • 00:20:11.335 --> 00:20:14.872
  • to work. So I just stood in themiddle of my room and I just
  • 00:20:14.905 --> 00:20:19.910
  • began to worship Him. I didn'tfeel like worshiping Him. I
  • 00:20:19.944 --> 00:20:23.914
  • couldn't feel a song coming outof my heart, my head, my mouth,
  • 00:20:23.948 --> 00:20:27.852
  • or my throat. It was like deaderthan doors nail. But I just want
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  • you to know something. I choseto praise Him and worship Him.
  • 00:20:32.123 --> 00:20:36.827
  • And I said, "Body, you're goingto worship God." So I stood up.
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  • Oh, I'm waving around. Putting alittle, you know, my sense of
  • 00:20:40.631 --> 00:20:44.101
  • balance. My stomach is buggingme. I just feel awful
  • 00:20:44.135 --> 00:20:47.238
  • everywhere. Hand in the air andI began to declare the goodness
  • 00:20:47.271 --> 00:20:51.008
  • of my God. He's faithful. Thisis beauty. You're who I serve,
  • 00:20:51.042 --> 00:20:55.246
  • Father. Your Word says, "I wantyou to know. I trust you. I love
  • 00:20:55.279 --> 00:20:59.250
  • you. I'm with you." And as I'mworshiping, all of a sudden,
  • 00:20:59.283 --> 00:21:04.055
  • just felt this feeling come fromthe top of my head and it just
  • 00:21:04.088 --> 00:21:07.191
  • went, and it was gone. You say,"Why didn't God do it earlier?"
  • 00:21:07.224 --> 00:21:12.997
  • God is not the issue. God did it2000 years ago. It was me
  • 00:21:13.030 --> 00:21:16.867
  • getting before Him and I neededto do that. I needed to just
  • 00:21:16.901 --> 00:21:20.705
  • find a place of praising andworshiping. And I can share
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  • story after story after story ofwhether it's believing for
  • 00:21:23.774 --> 00:21:27.244
  • millions of dollars or familiesor friends or things. Where if I
  • 00:21:27.278 --> 00:21:31.282
  • can't sleep and I'm up. Wellthen I'm going to praise God.
  • 00:21:31.315 --> 00:21:34.285
  • I'm not going to get up andworry. I'm not going to walk
  • 00:21:34.318 --> 00:21:36.721
  • around and watch a whole bunchof boring TV. I'll get up and
  • 00:21:36.754 --> 00:21:40.124
  • praise God. I'll read His Word.I'll just maybe quietly if I've
  • 00:21:40.157 --> 00:21:44.028
  • got babies sleeping around me.But it will be, "God, You're so
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  • good. I love You and I honourYou. You're the King of kings.
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  • You're the bright Morningstar.You're the lion of Judah. You're
  • 00:21:50.201 --> 00:21:53.537
  • the overcomer. You're the onethat sees me through. You,
  • 00:21:53.571 --> 00:21:56.107
  • Father, the one who had died onthe cross for me with Jesus. You
  • 00:21:56.140 --> 00:21:59.677
  • are all -," I just began tospeak the Word, declare His
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  • goodness, His faithfulness. AndI'm telling you, as I began to
  • 00:22:01.445 --> 00:22:04.949
  • speak this out, something risesup on the inside. I sense His
  • 00:22:04.982 --> 00:22:07.985
  • presence. His Word comes alive.He's always been there. His
  • 00:22:08.018 --> 00:22:12.089
  • Word's always been there. It'sme that's changing. And man!
  • 00:22:12.123 --> 00:22:17.261
  • Have I seen great miracles as Ibegan to praise the Lord. When
  • 00:22:17.294 --> 00:22:22.032
  • you begin to praise Him,something happens. And it's not
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  • that God chooses to do themiracle right then. He did it
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  • 2000 years ago. It's that youare beginning to -, You've
  • 00:22:28.939 --> 00:22:33.377
  • prayed His Word. You'vemeditated on His Word. You're
  • 00:22:33.411 --> 00:22:36.414
  • believing Him for a miracle.Praise and worship calls it
  • 00:22:36.447 --> 00:22:40.317
  • done. So whether or not thismiracle takes place through you.
  • 00:22:40.351 --> 00:22:44.889
  • Whether it takes place for youfrom some other way or God
  • 00:22:44.922 --> 00:22:47.758
  • changes hearts. You just trustGod and then begin to praise,
  • 00:22:47.792 --> 00:22:53.264
  • begin to worship, and you needto start today. You have been
  • 00:22:53.297 --> 00:22:57.001
  • gifted, honoured with thefreedom to enter the throne of
  • 00:22:57.034 --> 00:23:03.407
  • God anytime you want. Andbecause of Jesus, you can be an
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  • incredibly effective prayerperson. So study this out.
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  • Get into His Word. Learn how topray new covenant prayers.
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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
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  • 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
  • 00:25:02.526 --> 00:25:06.997
  • delivered every promise that isin God's Word. Okay, Jesus has
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  • 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
  • 00:25:22.580 --> 00:25:27.184
  • we speak. What do we believeabout miracles, all of a sudden,
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  • things begin to come together,and they just change. In the
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  • studio I'm in right now, youknow there are certain laws of
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  • electricity and lighting. AndI'm not praying hoping God turns
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  • the switch on. We can go overand flick it off and the light
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  • 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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