Leon Fontaine - The Language of Holy Spirit
Hey, everybody. It is so good to have you with us today and we have got an amazing topic as I look at how can you believe God for the miraculous in a way that you are walking in the miraculous literally bringing forth miraculous things. A lot of us think that when it comes to the miracle that you need that there's something you'd gotta be saved from and that is one area of the miraculous. If all of a sudden you get sick, a miracle can restore you to health. If all of a sudden your company goes into a horrible situation because something goes wrong, a lawsuit and you need a miracle to bring your company back to where it is. But sometimes we only look at miracles as things that we need in desperate situations. But the miraculous power of God isn't just there for emergencies. It is also there to grow and to help us to move to areas of our lives that we have not gotten to yet.
So amazing relationships moving on to incredible prosperity, moving on to an ability to reap the harvest and win people and influence them for Jesus. Too many people see the supernatural power of God only as something when they're in an emergency. But I'm gonna talk to you today about learning the language of the heart, learning the language of Holy Spirit. What can you and I do, to take our lives to whole new levels in every area of our lives. So let's dive into this because I believe it's gonna change your life. It says here in Acts 2, "In the last days, God says," Now, when you look at the Bible, it refers to the last days as from the time of Jesus resurrection and on.
So we are in those last days and that's what it calls and other times it calls it the former days. Which is the days before cross. And some of you will think it's gonna end right now. No, it's just the term, meaning the last days after the cross, the death, the burial, the resurrection, the ascension of Jesus. Now, here it says, "In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy".
Now, sometimes when you look at a verse, it's good to look at what it does not say. So, you'd thinking these last days He'd be talking about incredible and in gathering of souls here. Miracles like you've never seen before, prosperity and God's people. The finance, the best churches, missions, orphanages, television shows. You'd think they'd be talking about rising up and leading nations. Leaders had an incredible leadership ability. But that's not what it says. It's this kind of this in the last days which are supposed to be greater than the former, the Bible said so. It says the lights growing brighter and brighter. So we are in a time, that the time we're living in now should be more powerful, more miraculous, more incredible, than even all the stories in the Old Testament.
So why is he then talking about prophesies, visions, dreams, those three things. Because those three things are an absolute key for you to walk in a place of moving into phenomenal areas of your life. Taking your marriage to places you never dream possible. Taking your businesses, your careers, taking your families. Seeing God use you to lay hands on the sick, to cast out devils, to operate in our world but in a Spirit Contemporary way. Which mean you're so spiritually alive. The gifts of the Spirit are moving in you, operating in you. But you just fit right into whether you're in the offices as a CEO, whether you are working for a television station, whether you are working in a school, a hospital where you don't have, you're not even allowed to where I am and you're in Canada. You can't even do some things for Jesus in a hospital if it's not your job description.
When I was working as paramedic, they forbade me from sharing my faith with people and so because that's not your job and if you do you'd be fired. They basically told me that. So I had to think of ways to share incognito or where they would asked me a question. So I couldn't just go in and screaming and preaching and being weird with people and I didn't mind that at all. I kind of like those rules because it kept all the crazy fringe Christians who in my mind made you cringed. And then when you have any power they were just condescending. They were judgmental. They were like talking to people about going to hell and they just turn off everyone.
So I didn't mind those rules at all. I found they actually help me to be contemporary, cool, to fit right in, to be kind, caring, and loving. And as long as they asked me questions, I was allowed to answer them. So I figured out a ton of beautiful ways to move and to operate in the miraculous. So when we talk about a Spirit Contemporary leader and you moving. I want to talk about how you should begin to prophesy. God's Word, when you speak it should always bring about the pictures of vision, an internal vision, a dream of something in the future. Now, a lot of people think prophesy is when you get up in church and say, "Thus sayeth the Lord". Or you look at somebody and say, "God gave me a word for you". But that's not what it actually means, although that's fine to do that. But it says that you shall prophesy.
In other words, you are going to speak to the future. You are going to speak your future before it happens. You are gonna begin to declare you what your marriage is gonna look like. You gonna declare the health and the blessing of God on your family, the generations of your family. If you're in business, you're gonna begin to prophesy where your business is going. If you wanna begin this, to use God to help you minister to people, pray for the sick. You gonna begin to prophesy that when you lay your hands upon the sick they shall recover. We should declare, prophesy our futures. So we'll talk about that. Then it says your young men are gonna see visions. When you begin to declare God's Word over your future, every Scripture should cause a picture to rise up in your heart and in your mind.
For example, if I take a verse and I declare right now that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It's a beautiful verse. But unless you make it personal, it really has no ability to help you see the answer. So as I prophesy that my future and declare that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I need to narrow that down and say, "What am I thinking about? What am I believing for"? Oh, I'm a pastor. So I'm believing God for more church plans, more services, thousands of more people coming in. That I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, means pastoring a church that's harvesting thousands of people, planting churches that are reaching thousands of people.
So when I confess that verse, what does it bring? Now, if I needed a miracle in my body and so I say, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Maybe there I am seeing the diseases push out of my body, strength rising up in my body. I can walk in health. I can do all that through Christ who strengthens me. God's Word when you speak it should always bring about the pictures of vision, an internal vision, a dream of something in the future. And this as saying that, that now since all of us can be filled with Holy Spirit. He's on the inside of us. That we should be prophesying, dreaming, and envisioning.
Now, to me you can have daydreams or night dreams but when you lay your head on the pillow, if all you have is horrible dreams, bad dreams. It's time to go to bed at night with God's Word in front of you. Instead of going to bed with a crazy book or a crazy show or CNN constant negative news. When you go to bed at night and you haven't prepared your mind and you haven't feed your heart the Word of God, then it's just gonna go in different directions. But before you go to bed late at night make sure and take God's Word and begin to feed on His Word. Read a teaching book. Listen to a preaching message. And when you do, your sleep will be all around the teaching of God's Word. You'll dream at night beautiful, exciting things about your future. You wake up going, "Hey, I dreamt that we have two more kids. Hey, I dreamt that God exploded beautiful things into our ministry. I dreamt".
So you can dream at night time. Visions are something that you can develop yourself. If sickness and diseases is pushing at you and you begin to declare that by his stripes we were healed so I am healed. Then as you speak that promise, if it's just vain repetition then it's not connecting to your heart. But if you for instance can't walk very well and you're believing God for a miracle in your limbs and in your joints and you begin to declare. Malachi 4, that I'm like a young calf from the stall, leaping and praising God, healing flows in my body in Jesus name. Then you will literally see yourself laughing, jumping, leaping, dancing. I'm healed in Jesus name.
There's something powerful about how you begin to conceive the miracle that you're believing God for deep inside of you. We have literally lived so far below what God has for us. That we stopped prophesying. We stopped declaring what my future's gonna be like. What is it your dreaming about? You singles out there. If you're believing God for a spouse, it's time to declare that God has someone amazing and loving God and filled with faith and loves Jesus and loves family, discipline in the Word of God, excited about serving Jesus, in love with me, I'm in love with him. Wherever that man is, I speak life. Wherever that woman is, I speak blessing. I'm declaring that I'm married, healthy, blessed, whole, with lots of kids, and generation of my family.
What are you declaring? What are you prophesying to your future? People will ask you questions about your health, about your business, about, you know. You say, "Well, you know, I have to wait and see". Quit it. You need to be prophesying and declaring, "Yes, my future's blessed. My future's prosperous. I am walking in the best and it's mine. And Jesus declared it done, so it's coming my way. I know it's gonna be amazing. Your words are lit-, in fact, literally I say this, your words continually declare and are prophesying your future. You are a prophet, meaning, you are always prophesying your future.
Now, I've often told people there are some negative people out there and when they talk about it, they literally say things like, "Well, the flu's in town. I heard there's a new swine flu, dog flu, bird flu, cat flu, what flu. We'll get it first. We always do". And then they think that they're a prophet 'cause they, it happens. No, you are a self-fulfilling prophet. I've learned to watch my mouth very carefully 'cause if I gave up on something my language will begin to change. "Well, you know, we'll keep trying their you guys. You know, which has got to do with ministry. And well, we'll do our best. Let's just keep believing God". But I say it in a defeated way.
I've found that whatever I'm believing God for, I need to be speaking it and as I'm speaking it, this vision on the inside grows clearer, stronger, and it causes me to look to what I'm, what I can't see with my physical eyes. It's interesting. The Bible talks about the eyes of the Lord roam to and fro over the earth trying, you know, move quickly on someone's behalf. It talks about God's leading us with His eyes. And people, "I wonder what that means". Well, that means you and I can literally see through God's eyes. When we look into His Word, when we declare His Word, we are seeing through God's eyes, His future.
So how can you do that? Well, these are God's Words. If, you know, if someone speaks to me and paints me a picture of their cabin that they just bought at the lake and I've never seen it. But they've seen it and they begin to talk about the long sandy beach and the big porch with green carpet indoor, outdoor, and the slide that goes down into the pool in the backyard. See, I haven't seen it. But as they talked about their cabin at the beach, I'm seeing it through their eyes, their words revealed to me what they see. God's Word is revealing to you what God sees for you. That you're a victory. You're a conqueror. You're forgiven. You are clean. You are whole. You are blessed. You are healthy. That's why we need to get into God's Word and we need to be speaking it, declaring it, making sure that our words are building the kind of future that we really desire. You know, some people this is so foreign to them because they've never even thought.
You know, in the early, I think it was 1980. My mom and dad always taught on faith and always taught on the miraculous and believing God for a miracle. But something happened in me. I've had an epiphany and I was 18 years old where all of a sudden, I realized all the other people on how I'd preached the conferences or when I would read books. They always sounded like God's gonna do what God's gonna do. But when I found out, I could do something about my situation right now and I could do something about the future that was ahead of me. So many of us have thought that our future was fixed. That nothing could change it. That, you know, it's like fate. That there's, fate is that when your time is up, your time is up. When that bullets got your name on it, your name is on it. But I found out those things aren't true.
Bible says you'll live longer if you're obedient to your parents. Psalms 91 last verse, He'll satisfy you with long life. Until you're satisfied, keep going. But when we believed things that are incorrect, that is when we get into trouble because according to your faith, so be it done unto you. Or in other words, according to what you believe, not how much you believe. What you believe. Those misbeliefs that are going on in your life are causing you to literally declare your future and live out the future you've been declaring. Jesus came to show us how to act, how to talk, how to walk, how to heal, how to walk on water, how to calm down storms. In John 14:12, He says, "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it".
This is one of the most puzzling Scripture for many people because they say, "How can we do things greater than Jesus"? I think one of the things there is that, you know, He wasn't before He died getting people born again 'cause He hasn't died for their sin yet. And that's something that we as the church in this age can do for Him. I love to just stay on this line. That whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing. When you look at the stories of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and you watch Jesus walked the beaches, the streets of Jerusalem, the highways. As you see Him talk, treat people, all that He does He's modelling for you and I, what God looks like and how we should act our authority. He had authority over storms on this planet. And He's saying to us that what you see Me do, you can do.
You know, there's lots of stories I can tell but I firmly remember a story where I was at a camp and I was, I think the Sports Director part at the time. But then I was given this cabin. They kind of gave me the toughest kids in it. And at one point in this week of camp we had this alarm go off and they said a tornado was spotted touching down and was moving towards our camp. We met on the beach. It was on a lake and we literally could see across the lake in this evening light time that something was coming across and the waves were so brutal. And we quickly run and everybody moved the kids into a safe spot which was in a basement of the chapel or the, where the church was. But while we were down there the people that I was with, prayed this prayer saying, "Father, we ask that you would just protect us and bless us". And it was just kind of, it was done though in a very weak ineffective way.
And as soon as, you know, the head person got done praying and there was about seven of us down there trying to figure out what to do with all these kids at camp. They turned around and walked back. You could just hear them talking doubt and unbelief. I remember as soon as they walked over the little hill where the beach was, I just stayed down there and I turned and I pointed in the direction of the storm and I just said, "In the name of Jesus, you will not come through this camp. You will go around. In Jesus name".
Then I got up and help them to move all the kids into the basement because that's what wisdom would do. You would move them to the safest place. The next morning, we know, then all calm down. The kids all went back to their cabins and stuff. And the next morning one of the counselors, "Leon, you gotta come and see this". And so I came down and it showed, he showed where the tornado had come on to the camp grounds right at the beach and then moved along the shoreline away from the camp and went around at the camp. We can see the trees and the things that were destroyed and then went back on this path. And it was so obvious and I know that when we speak in faith and believed, we are protected from storms. Whether God moves the storm and stops it, like in Jesus case or like the apostle Paul where the storm sunk the ship but could not kill him. And God even gave him the rest of the people on that ship to live and to be, He gave them their lives.
I wanna challenge you today. What are you doing with your life? What are you looking for the future? Are you waiting to see what God has for you? Or are you declaring and are you speaking it? Is every day, is there faith coming out of you? Are you dreaming? Are you envisioning? Are you prophesying to your future? Prophesying to your marriage, your kids, your family, your home. That is what we need to do, to begin to take a hold of our future. Stop waiting for God to determine it.
Father, I pray right now for every person watching. That they'll no longer be silent 'cause Satan wants to silence them. That Father, they will begin to speak the Word of God. They will begin to declare the dreams they have for family, for marriage, for prosperity, for healing, for protection, and they'll never stop. They'll continue prophesying for the rest of their life over their entire family and home. Father, guide them in this. Let new hope rise up and I pray the miraculous moves in their lives now. In Jesus name. Amen. God bless you. I pray that you've been encourage. Tell folks about this program. Get them watching it with you. Tune in again tomorrow. God bless you.