Building an Overcoming Life with Faith | Leon Fontaine 2020


Hey all YouTube, who are watching it’s
great to have you with us as well. Well let’s pray
and let’s dive into God’s amazing word “Father help me to speak. I thank you that
your spirit is here because you can teach every one of us individually the
way we need to learn, to hear. And I ask you to open our hearts and open our minds. I pray this in your wonderful name amen and amen.
As a young man I remember in my teens for the first time getting this in my
head that my future was not in God’s hands. As a believer it was in my hands
in relationship with God. I’d heard different speakers talk about
things like, ‘you just go through life and you hope for the best’. And
much of the preaching that I hear when I travel in many of the conference’s
around the world, has lowered the bar of the Christian life. So that we can learn
to sense His presence to bring peace through your hell, comfort through your
pain to bring just a peace when nothing is working out. But it just stops there!
We know God does that, but did you know that His word goes way beyond that? And
it says you can speak to problems and they’ve gotta obey you, it says there
that you can declare your future and the boundaries of your life, it says there
that the words that are spoken from your mouth when connected to your heart can
actually bring about healing in your physical body, can actually cause things
on this planet to begin to move in your direction.
The word is so great about this topic of faith. And when I heard the first time I
really began to pay attention, because I’d probably heard it multiple times, but
all of a sudden something in my life made me pay attention to faith. So
I can believe… well what does that mean? Well what do you mean I can declare my
future well? I thought it was fixed as in God if I’m a Christian than God’s in
control and He’s got the whole world in his hands? Then I found out there’s no
verse in the Bible that says that, we know but God is in control of the
overall timeframe of the earth that Satan’s times gonna be up and he’s gonna
go we know that we win that on this planet that has it all these timeframes
God’s in control of the overall timeframe. But in my personal life
he wasn’t controlling me I could lie, cheat, swear, cuss, punch, or love, hug, hold, touch and encourage my choice! But all my choices had consequences. But to really
begin to explain to people that we can live a life that is beyond anything we
can imagine is to make people begin to recognize, that although you aren’t
responsible for much of the pain and the heartache in your life, because
we don’t know who raised you where and what people have done to you as a child
and a baby and a kid etc., but you’re the only one who can take responsibility
from where you are now and decide where you’re gonna go in life. So God has
placed your future in your hands. You are powerful you’re amazing you are potent
and the enemy is scared ridiculously scared about one thing one thing about
believers he doesn’t want you to learn to use your faith because if you use
your faith you’ll speak to mountains if you use your faith you’ll believe ahead
of time and things will happen if you use your faith you can touch nations you
can touch entire kingdoms for the presence of God just read Hebrews 11 and
all the men and women of the Old Testament who did stunning things with
their lives and today people are a little bit confused just trying to
believe away a headache they’re still arguing about faithful I don’t thought
believe that pastor why is that sir well tried that doesn’t
work for me so I just but don’t believe it you know you get to believe whatever
you want that’s why you know so many people will
try to engage me after conferences or services and and if they have an open
heart question I’ll try within just 30 seconds to steer
them in the right direction if someone’s trying to correct me or tell me off I
just say hey not a problem they’re shocked that I would say that because I
don’t argue with people you know basically I love you but dude don’t care
you can go believe whatever you want and everything you believe is what begins to
determine the boundaries of your life so if you don’t want to believe God’s Word
I’m not here to force you I’m not gonna put you in a headlock and give you the
one of those rub ease on your head and go you better believe I just put up the
practice in my life and as a teenager I discovered my words were so powerful
that even if I didn’t believe they were they were and that my continual talking
was determining my future and that although it maybe wasn’t the cause of
things I was omitting a stunning phenomenal ability that is given to all
believers and it’s called faith faith is not positive thinking although I love
positive people faith is a hard thing I’m going to cut through a whole bunch
of teaching and just give you some principles that I pray that you will
walk into and study on your own but according to Romans chapter 12 and verse
3 there every person who gives their life to Christ is given something very
special they are giving given something called a unit of faith and this measure
of faith that is given to them is the god kind of faith we use the word faith
very casually today and you know hey I got faith in in that truck it’ll go
somewhere I got faith in that coach he’ll see us through and I understand it
in a in a secular way yes but that is nothing that the Bible is talking about
it’s just words that we we used in a different way new wage has
learned that you can be positive and your business will go further if you’re
positive your body will get healthier if you’re positive people will be attracted
to you there’s a lot of positive New Age teaching which I actually like I love o
be positive be happy make a choice but that has nothing to do with Bible faith
and a faith that is delivered to born-again believers you’ve been given a
measure of God’s faith now what you do with that measure is up to you you can
laugh about it and say I don’t know if I believe that stuff you can just be lazy
never study it never get into it o disobey all of the written rules did you
know the Bible teaches that there is the the law of works and there’s the law of
faith all through the New Testament in other words there are principles of the
law that just never worked and so Jesus came and died so we could live this life
of faith it’s like the song the girls the whole band just sang but you know
what did I do to deserve I love like this nothing yeah you just think nothing
but you are so loved and when you begin to understand I know people take every
message that’s preached to an extreme if you preach grace someone will take it to
an extreme teach faiths I’m gonna take it to an extreme but why do we throw out
a teaching because someone else has misused it so today I want to say some
things and I pray that that something’s gonna galvanize in your heart that
you’re gonna wake up and recognize what have you done with this measure of faith
Jesus teaches in mark 4 that you God’s Word is seed and that it must be sown in
your heart and that it will rise up and that you must speak his word you know
there’s two there’s two areas of prayer that people seem to misunderstand like I
know there are nine different kinds of Prayer I did an entire teaching on the
prayer toolbox showing you nine different kinds of Prayer I found in the
word and when to use them but then when you look at prayer if you are just
chatting with God I don’t need to move my
health I can talk to him from my heart so can you you know that he knows you’re
foxy knows your heart I can sit in there and commune with God in the early
morning or in my car just with my mouth closed God and I talk you know and I’ll
get ideas and things I’m thinking about but if I ever want to pray to get things
done it must move out of my mind and to spoken words because only spoken words
have an effect on the worlds that are around us the mental world the spiritual
world the physical world that it is the spoken word of God that affects it which
is why when we talk about prayer it’ll talk about declaring it supplicating it
it’ll talk about speaking it because to pray with your mouth closed and say well
god knows what I’m saying we you don’t understand
it is the spoken word of God coming out of your mouth that causes all the forces
of Hell to back off because they have to obey the spoken word of God it attracts
the angelic host according to Psalms 103 because they listen for God’s word to be
spoken your spoken words are crucial they are powerful and they begin within
you of faith life this faith begins to rise up Romans 10:17 says faith cometh
he’s talking to Christians well if faith is coming then could you be letting
faith go if faith needs to come on the scene in your own heart can you be lazy
and just let it go yes you can’t I know could done that been there got the
t-shirt so many times in my life I just for some reason just slide off of of
operating in this god kind of faith like mark 11 21 22 talks about in first John
5 4 for whatever is born of God overcomes the world if you’re born again
then you have been designed to win to succeed to rise above and the word
overcome doesn’t mean a constant battle of it’s
such a fight no it means overcome it means take it on
and take it down and you’re the head and not the tail
overcome what is it that puts us over in this life it says even our faith your
faith your faith I believe when I begin to recognize that I had a choice I can
live my life on believing and know what faith is
or I can live my life in this passive where we’re gonna wait and see what God
does and then fear would just take over my life
fear is running this planet I’ve never seen fear in my life and I’ve been
around a few decades I’ve never seen fear like it is today I remember growing
up in the towns I remember being in my dad’s Church I remember as a young
pastor in my 20s and going but today I have never seen fear take on countries
take on entire families where we speak it we believe it we’re stressed we talk
spread it is all fear-based if your drum P it’s fear-based
if you don’t smile and laugh it’s fear-based if you don’t have a joy that
just flows out of you it is only fear is the alternative and that fear who knows
what that fear is some people don’t even know what the fear is it’s just a spirit
of fear that makes them negative about everything going on in their life and
that fear you study some of the great psychologist and I have I’ve read my way
through whole different thinking’s and all kinds of psychology just to see what
are they discovered and there’s it’s so lean now they can pigeonhole things but
some of their greatest thinkers have said we have discovered that what people
believe what their attitude is is what their future begins to unfold we have
seen those who believe that life is nothing and I can’t do anything and
they’re filled with fear it just seems to attract things in their life and we
believe that we see people who are positive it generally begins to attract
whatever is going on on the inside and this is before we even get to Bible
faith in Hosea 4:6 it says my people this is Hosea the Prophet Hosea under
the inspiration of God saying my people cherish for a lack of knowledge at our
church we can preach a few little happy duties make you feel good about yourself
while you lose failed depressed unhappy and just you know cuz we don’t want you
to feel any pressure to change no we love you the way you are but God loves
you too much to leave you the way you are his promise is a life that’s
phenomenal Jesus said in John 10:10 I’m come that you could have life more
abundantly which in the Greek means superior in quality do you have a life
that is superior to the whole planet and quality do you have a life that it says
innumerable in quantity you start talking about friends and finances and
the blessings of God innumerable you can’t count the blessing of the Lord we
all use the word blessed I’m what has blessed me happy fortunate and to be
envied that’s what blessed means and so we must make a decision do you want the
knowledge of how to walk out of faith life or are you gonna listen to all the
negative people out there you know job the book of jobs haven’t got time to go
through it for you it’s an easy book to understand everyone’s messed it up Joe
had a lot of he’ll come into his life because he had so much fear tons of fear
job 325 says what I fear befall me what I dread comes into my life
this man was deep sunk into fear and dread and it just started happening all
around him then at some point as you read through the book of Job he begins
to he’s communicating with God God’s talking job’s talking God’s talking
house and Joe begins to realize he needs to have this fear of all or what am I
worried about in any way when I got got people no longer today have this fear
this incredible of God they’re in depression
they’re in of cancer they’re in awe of any disease a doctor can put a name on
and you know what when doctors put a name on something it doesn’t mean they
understand it I was praying for a lady today and I said what is it that you’ve
got she says cyclos r22 Sottero they know all these prefixes and suffixes
it’s this long heard of that home she sews that means
that you are having this symptom because of chemotherapy but it also means that
they don’t know what it is see just because they can name it doesn’t mean
they can cure it so what are we gonna do are we going to just kind of give in to
this or are we gonna recognize that there is a life but even the cells of
your body proven by medical science are influenced by what you believe whether
you’re in peace whether you’re in fear whether you have an expectation of good
or whether you’re expecting that but even the cells of your body are
listening to you proven I don’t want to die for a lack of knowledge so then well
then why doesn’t God do something Leon he did do something he sent Jesus to the
cross and he died for you and I that whosoever now listen close to this
thought and in the Old Testament people had faith when God spoke to them and
gave him direction he might give him a vision he might give him a word like
Moses like you know Samson like these men they had visions they had dreams and
God spoke to them specifically and they got up and spent a lifetime like Abraham
obeying and having faith in the words that God spoke to them then in Matthew
Mark Luke and John we have Jesus physically walking the planet and
anything Jesus says in anything everyone’s put their faith in the
historical the physical Jesus and they could get to Jesus he’s he was one man
standing there with the presence of God all over him but then he said I’ve got a
ghost a Holy Spirit can come because he’s omnipresent in Luke and says Jesus
was sitting in a room one time and he says the presence of the Lord was
present to heal people take that to all sorts of doctrines not the reason that
God’s presence to heal was present was because Jesus was present wherever Jesus
was was the presence of God there to heal anybody yeah when Holy Spirit comes
he’s everywhere anywhere you go everywhere you go you can tap in to the
presence of God to assist you and help you with anything
from relationships to protection to health the finances to whatever you put
your hand to and so we have direct so I remember one time complaining to God and
say God you know what if you’d appear to me like you appeared to Moses man would
have changed my life if you could just speak to me in a dream or a vision like
you did to Joseph and told them where to go and what oh man I would love that I
would just have faith in you and then God began to speak to me and he
said Jesus my son died for you and he said you have been given everything he
said I’m going oh and then I read the Bible says whosoever whosoever when
Jesus died it stopped being this special little you know only he talks to Kings
in the Old Testament only the priests in the Old Testament only the high priests
ho know his and his word is now – whosoever he died for everybody sins he
died for everybody’s health blessing and protection it’s just that now you have
to believe his word that comes through Jesus that’s why the Bible is so special
that’s where the Bible is so stunning so phenomenal because it shows us how to
begin to rise up and begin to walk in this thing called faith in Matthew
chapter 16 verse 19 reading from the Amplified Bible Jesus talking he says I
will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven now people think he means how to
get to heaven he did do that but listen what it says next and whatever you bind
or declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already bound
in heaven and whatever you loose declare lawful on earth must be what is already
loosed in heaven the word declare means to speak I find
very few people who declare over their lives
who speak over their lives in their prayer time most prayers begging begging
pleading rather than declaring taking the promise and saying who they are and
what’s been prepared for them and what their life is going to be like he’s
literally saying here that you’ve got a life ahead of you now you might not have
been be able to do anything about the stuff that’s happened to you all of us
were children all of us had stuff we live in a crazy world where there’s a
kingdom of darkness and bad stuff happens but in the middle of that if you
decide to begin to use this thing called faith that has been given to you when
you got saved and you begin to figure out what it means you can live a life
where faith becomes something that you’ll believe in and it will remove you
from the fear the anxiety the depression the double mindedness that can’t make up
my mind I’m just not sure all of this when I begin to practice this as a
teenage boy and if you can just do the things that I’m not gonna get to but as
I begin to do them I found my mind getting decisive I just found that I
would look at situations I just know what to do I’d find that when others
were given in to stuff I just keep my mouth closed in front of them but in my
prayer time I would declare where my life was going and what I was gonna do
and how things were gonna go in my world and I found that when I spoke these
words something stirred up on the inside of me it’s like it wasn’t my you see
faith doesn’t come out of the mind in fact the carnal mind is at war with
faith did you know that Romans chapter 8 the carnal mind is at war you will never
figure out faith with your head this world is looking for sages to say unique
things they’ll listen to it I’ve read some of these books with some of these
guys who have written who are considered by some of those you know all this new
age of this man is brilliant then I’ll read through his sentence structure and
go that does he make sense that doesn’t make sense you guys saying nothing but
it’s deep and they think it’s deep because they don’t understand it the
deepest man that ever walked the planet the most brilliant mind that ever used
words was Jesus and he took the incredibly complex deep and he brought
it up to wheat seed and fields to shoot to sheep goats pearls he brought it up
to the simplicity God’s Word is incredibly deep but it is simple and do
not think for a minute that simple means that it’s not brilliant wisdom oh it’s
brilliant wisdom and the world hasn’t looked at the Bible because the
Christians have never made it work in most cases they just spouted at people
they’re not they’re not interested in your doctrine they’re interested in your
life how does it work for you I’ll save my marriage really what do you mean
how’d it work for you when I had no way to get this business to where I wanted
it to go I began to take this faith that God gave me and declare it and I things
I could never do begin to open it from her running into somebody on holidays
and a line up in Starbucks that opened up our business to a whole nother area
sitting there one day and often God gave me an idea I didn’t know where it came
from and your life begins to have this
incredible growth because faith is the substance Hebrews 11:1 says of things
hoped for it is the evidence of things not seen someone has said to me years
ago I remember when Sal and I first came to Springs of living water centre this
religious weird church and we had a funeral for it that’s how I put it laid
it to rest now we call it Springs Church and I got the people that were left
there a couple hundred or more and I began to teach them the Word of God
teach them about faith who they are in Christ people just started leaving
praise the Lord god bless you everybody’s a blessing someone they come
and so then I began just teach the word just teach the word and then people
begin to get saved every Sunday 1994 July 17th the very first
Sunday I spoke here people gave their lives to Christ in that service and the
whole church was shocked and every Sunday since somewhere in our church
people are given their lives to Christ it has never stopped from the kids to
the teams to the church services and then we’re not even counting the I have
no idea millions that watch us on television in multiple languages no idea
until we get to heaven I just got it I’m gonna be in to believe
where we gonna go as a church as we’re gonna touch this nation oh really
yeah when we picked up you know a little TV camera and we spent a lot of money we
were on local cable they said well why are we doing this I said I want to get
across Canada on television in fact I wanna get around the world on television
good for you it’s good to have a dream pastor they told me that 25 years ago
today I’m not around the world I’m around the world in multiple languages
when they said well don’t touch the bed Jesus someone said well why are you
picking up this dead bankrupt television station that is so religious I mean
they’re even teaching dream interpretation on there and and I said I
don’t know I think I get this thing going and get a prop it’s on the way
down it’s not gonna work the staff told me that what are you doing you take over
a an organization and that staff tell you there’s no hope but I had a dream
but you see it wasn’t about just this this worldly teaching about a dream I
had learned to use faith and I’d learn to listen to the God the God my God but
in my spirit the belly of man is the candle of the Lord
this is this searching all the inward parts of the back I could just say I
didn’t know I believe I can I can see this and it wasn’t because I was
brilliant or smart or better than anybody else
I have nothing over anybody here there are people in our church who have who
have literally taken all the courses they’ve gone through seminary there’s
others who can public speak better tell stories better because others who manage
better administrate better oh this Titans are people better than me but
I’ll tell one thing that I really believe has
helped me the most I hang on to the faith in God Jesus said have faith in
God one guy got up in a Q&A session that I was doing he said you know I preached
all your messages and I do exactly what you say and ain’t nothing happening at
my church I said aw I said well see I’ve never said that
these things are what grow the church I’ve just said these are the things that
handle the growth of the church I said it’s Jesus that adds to his church daily
and so I believe him and I teach the word from that perspective you see what
do you believe most people don’t know you must speak what you believe I
believe that Jesus died for me I believe my sins have been washed away
I believe that new life came within me I believe his plan for my life is beyond
anything I could mastermind on my own I believe that when I don’t have courage
and I begin to get afraid that his courage rises up within me I believe
that it’s go on that his words I’m gonna be the head and not the tail
I believe that my children are gonna be taught of the Lord I believe but he’s
never gonna leave me or forsake me I believe that in the darkest storm I’ll
see a candle glow I believe but in the worst stuff that he’ll always guide me
and drive me I believe it in the bottom of the barrel well I don’t know where to
go he’s always gonna leave me up I believe I believe I believe where do I
get this belief from I am no different than you and there’s no way that I’m
perfect as I failed a lot of times too I just choose but if I’m gonna believe
something it maze will be the work as nothing else on the planet makes sense
what are you gonna do I began to take a hold of God’s Word as
never before and just make a decision either this stuff works or what in the
world am i doing wasting my time going to church listen to a whole bunch of
drivel from a pulpit from a guy that can’t even get it to work himself you
better make a decision as to why you’re here at church because your kids are
watching you and I’m tired of watching 85% of all the families in church lose
their kids what do we do we get up a news show them with faith to us that God
cares that he is on my heart that God is with us but he’s never gonna forsake us
and all it takes is for you to speak his word glorify God declare speak to your
mountain or your problems declare who you are and what he’s done for you and
what you’re gonna do on this planet in the Old Testament with a with a lesser
covenant those people changed nations and when you look at the apostles they
went in and changed cities today we have a problem just changing ourselves
so as we preach and teach God’s Word here I’ve got a challenge for you
2020 if you want to do things if you want to go to places but you’ve never
been able to go before it’s already been destined it’s already been taken care of
will you begin to learn how faith comes will you begin to recognize that you
have been given the god-kind of faith not the human faith and they can make it
work and do some pretty cool stuff but the god kind of faith that no problem
can stand before you that anything you need to overcome that anything you
desire to do and go with in your life then he literally has said in when Jesus
would teach him how to pray he said Vike pray this way and one line says thy
kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in Croatia Oh No thy will be
done on earth as it was in the Old Testament
thy will be done on earth as it is in which is why he says declare what’s in
heaven is what’s in your life declare what is forbidden in your life is what
is forbidden in heaven there’s no short life in heaven there’s no disease in
heaven there’s nothing like that and have all the promises and wherever you
are you can say but my my situation Leon you don’t understand now I’m sorry I
don’t even I’m gonna try to feel I just want you to move out of feelings which
are of the mind and begin to declare the Word of God for for twenty-five years
I’ve seen him restore wounded bodies turn around sick bodies do miraculous
healings in relationships I’ve seen him take bankrupt suicidal men who happened
to wander into our church give their life to Jesus Christ and find out who
they are and what they can do and become millionaires tons of them over the years
not that millionaires the goal but numbers they begin to succeed in what
they put their hands to begin to give into the kingdom of God begin to believe
God where they can go what don’t let the enemy shut you down
he is afraid of your faith you getting it to work you figuring it out you
beginning to practice it you beginning to recognize that I have been created to
walk on this planet in the past that God’s created ahead of time Ephesians
2:10 have you ever looked at faith have you ever explored faith for yourself
or yeah I heard a few wacko guys talk about it I’m not going there and I heard
someone else know for yourself I believe that people need to think for themselves
especially you get around gossips when someone talks about one of my friends I
just say stop no talk about it change subject I’m gonna think for myself I’ll make my
own decision on that person thank you well I don’t need your help
spirit of God talks to me right here he guides everybody and the same is true
for your life you have to make a decision what’s my life gonna be like
well you know my dad said good for your dad happy for my work for him wait on my
uncle Charlie said well good for uncle Charlie had to work for him well you
know they say on TV I was just paid suits just regurgitate something that
somebody is investigated usually 23 year olds on a laptop somewhere in the studio
but oh we give them all of our belief no I worked for seven years in a hospital I
thank God for them but my faith is not in modern medicine it’s getting worse
I’ve watched and had to work through banks to buy buildings and lands and TV
stations get around the world way I’ve had to work for millions of dollars I’ve
seen the banking system I’m so glad faith works better I have no problem
using them when we do see I have no faith in this world it’s just you know I
use it and God teaches us how to work with it but my faith isn’t the king of
kings and the Lord of lords and until you make a decision this this is who I
serve and he has given me his faith and if he can speak the universe into
creation if Jesus could speak to winds waves and dead bodies then I can speak
to my life my marriage my family my kids my future I can speak to the cellular
makeup of my body I can declare my immune system is strong and healthy I
can declare you know that every cell in your body is read it’s renewed every two
seven to eleven years things like your colon every few days there’s not a cell
in your body it was there when you were born
so good luck for them telling us that if you’re born with these conditions they
can never go well why would your body keep producing cells with that problem
I’ve designed it that when you speak the Word of God
bodies change organs change things change I’m so over time I just wanted in
this message today to inspire you to check out faith really check out faith
get into the word and begin to study it listen to it read people who don’t just
well you know I think these are pretty good know is he used it and he’s he made
it work that’s what we need four and let’s learn to get up and say
I’m gonna take my life I only got one you know when you get to be my age you
start realizing man time went by quick so I’m gonna keep believing him to do
exceptional amazing wonderful beautiful incredible things with my life if I
don’t who will if you don’t for you who will if you
don’t start declaring where you’re going with the parameters of your life bar and
what God’s gonna do and who you are and what Jesus has done and I confirm your
identity and what your future is gonna be like who’s going to well I was just
waiting and seeing that means that the kid the bible says the god of this world
2nd corinthians 4:4 is the devil why would I want his fear system his worry
system why would I want his sickness system his poverty system all the things
that aren’t what I want his system in my life no I’m gonna declare the Word of
God pray the word pray the promises cloud and as you do you’re gonna
discover that there is something on the inside of a born-again believer that
causes things to move aside and every person that learned to use it read the
Bible changed city’s changed countries touch the world because and Hebrews 11
will go on and list it for tons of verses because they were people of faith
father I pray right now that you touch every person here I pray that you would
cause them to stop looking at church like just some way to keep myself being
good and a father move from just behavior to the incredible ability that
you’ve placed within us to determine our lives our futures our generations our
finances our relationships our physical bodies our minds our feelings all can
come under the control of words of faith that are spoken I pray that you just
touch each heart stir them up and father if there’s someone who’s given up or was
just kind of warm or just living out whatever they think was your will they’d
recognize it’s not that we must fight the good
faith I pray you touch them in the mighty name of Jesus amen you look a little shell-shocked this
morning give me a loud Amen Jonah you’re awake amen so be it Lord Jesus praise
the Lord you

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