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Make the Choice to Rejoice (cont'd)

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March 26, 2021 8:00 am

Make the Choice to Rejoice (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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March 26, 2021 8:00 am

Reasons to rejoice even circumstances are dire; based on 1 Thess. 5:16, Hab. 3:17-19, and other passages.

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I'm telling you folks, when you can't rejoice about what you're going through. You need to rejoice about what you're going to win Joyce because God's promises will come to pass in your life if you can't get excited about where you are, you can always look forward to where you're headed. Hello and thanks for being here for today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard will if you are a believer in Christ your ultimate destination is to be with him and not just with him connected to him in a new way and the new place where sin can't tempt you with your relationship with God will be untainted by pain untouched by time, but Pastor Paul wants you to remember that God has a very good plans for you here on earth. Today's message comes your way. Next stay with us here or listen to the podcast on demand. Pastor at Apple podcast or wherever you get your right now though, let's join Pastor Paul for today's destined for victory message.

Make the choice to rejoice. I believe in what God is ultimately taken us to I believe and live here after I know some of y'all are too scientific to disbelieve in anything but what you see what you can put in a test to and all that I feel sorry if you don't have the ability to realize that there is a God and he is at work and we are his people. We are the sheep of his pasture one day were all coming to judgment day which is why you gotta get to know them. Now you need to know the Lord. Now is your Savior before you ever meet a measure judge and I want to say anybody watching me anywhere in the world if you don't know the Lord as your personal savior. Today is the day when you got to get to know him. Give him your life.

I never did years ago I prayed with a man would spend his whole life as an atheist, but a member of his family came to the states.

I believe he was in China came to the states and worshiped with our church while she was in the state and she was so taken by our ministry and she stayed in touch when she went back home and when this man. Her dad was dying she started witnessing the him and she said do you realize that you need to accept the Lord and what have you.

And he started asking questions. She contacted us and said Pastor, would you talk to my daddy just got a couple simple questions and what have you.

And then, would you help me lead him to the Lord. Long story short, that's exactly what happened. On his deathbed. This Chinese gentleman who had spent his life not believing that there was anything beyond here and not anyone above us. He said I now am convinced that I need the Lord and we prayed and he received the Lord. He died days thereafter and she rejoice knowing one day she's gonna have a great reunion with him in glory. Just old-fashioned enough to believe that I have a home prepared websites abide just in the glory land and I long to live by my Savior's side just allover in the glory land still old enough to believe some glad morning when this life is over I'm going check out here and I'm going to an eternal home and I want you to know that that's the ultimate destination. But here's the thing I want to say now as I read this message before we get to heaven which is the ultimate destination. God has destinations along the way, that are part of your destiny journey so he's gonna bring you through the valley of whatever you're going through that is going to bring you out and and the psalmist said and he'll take you to up table that he prepared you write in the presence of your enemies. I'm telling you folks, when you can't rejoice about what you're going through telling you you need to rejoice about what you're going to rejoice because God's promises will come to pass in your life.

All right, let me let me show you right here and back to chapter 2 get up and get to verses 24 God told the prophet this right division make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but in the end it will speak and it will not lie though tallies wait for it because it will shortly come, it will not tarry. Behold, the proud his soul is not applied in him but just that's us shall live by his faith. I want to let you know that's a word for you right now there was a word for God's people in the back is great but it's a word for you and me right now right division. God has put some things in your heart that hadn't come to pass it. God put it there and so it God your vision.

The vision of the Lord comes to pass.

You know what is this from the Lord God's vision God's plan. God's will shall come to pass will look at what he instructs the people right division make a play on tablets these days.

A lot of people write out the personal mission statement. That's fine, as one who does make sure you check it would have been make sure that we also met paper some God has for you and once you have a sense of peace from the Holy Spirit that this is of God, then you and you with it and look at this. He says now the vision you gotta know is for an appointed time. That's really important. A lot of people don't understand there was a time element to the destiny God has for you. Remember the Old Testament when Joseph at age 17, had two dreams that one day he was going to be prominent and his family will be bowing to him know what that was about Peter's normal from God even shared with his brothers who hated his guts already, because he was spoiled and cozy were jealous of them.

They hated him all the more. Once again, this prison like either younger brother will be in charge of the whole family and they were like yeah right you know what happened.

They ended up selling him as a slave to another country. They thought they got rid of him permanently. But here's what I need to say he had the dream act 17. The two dreams have their fulfillment.

If you keep reading this story, you see that the dreams off of that old when he's 39 had both dreams of 17 therefore filled at 39.

Let me help you understand something and the 22 years between the dream and the fulfillment were not happy years. Some of them 1000 years. Some of them are are you kidding, here's some of them are. This can't be right years. Some of them were okay. I must've missed it. I guess I guess God got mad at me. Somewhere along the line that he didn't bother explain to me why he is jacked up my life, but this cannot be the will of God was in the will of God. The dream was for an appointed time I came to tell you who are tired, who are really who are frustrated. I kinda tells about you thing about hey what's the point in serving the Lord, because my life is not getting any better. I need you to understand the vision God's put in your heart is an appointed time. In the end it will speak and it will not live. God is not a liar. If you say God said something to didn't happen… I you misunderstood or you disobeyed or whatever the interference is but is not God but God is a God who stands by his word, every word of God comes to pass and so it does not lie. But look at the Mexicans knowing tallies, wait for it came to tell somebody that's your word this morning, wait for it, wait for God, I just wait for all on the list will have a happy God will bring his past in my life but I got away to see the manifestation of that and I'm not go to be like the proud souls are not up right I am going to remain humble before the Lord and I am going to live by faith. He says that just live by their faith. In other words, the just only by the circumstances. Just don't look at what's happening to the figure out their life according to what's happening. I am motivated by what God said, not by what I see. I learned so much about walking by faith just by plan, my covenant brothers are pilots and let me know when and how did the plane were one of them and fly with them somewhere where there preaching to whatever the case might be, and I learned so much client with these dudes because I learned that when it comes to pilot license. There are two different types of lies and is the basic one when you have your basic pilots license.

You can fly in clear whether you can fly where you have clear observance of what's on the ground, but you are not authorized to fly in the clouds when you just have that basic one to build a fly in any kind of whether there is a another thing that you got again and it's an instrument rating. They: will be right back with more of today's destiny for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California. Thanks for listening today. If you love this program.

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Make the choice to rejoice when you get your instrument relating.

That means you have learned how to fly the plane even when you case see out there what you would otherwise want to see and when I learned that and when I frowned with them and saw them put their instrument rating to use. I was impressed what first time a little bit scared, but the plywood Pastor Jenkins and we were flying. He was preaching somewhere down south and I've gone to the East Coast to fly there with him and with line back in the Baltimore-Washington airport where his plane is housed and we were coming down in altitude, and I saw we come down and I could feel we coming down but will find this is one of those days where you couldn't see a thing.

I mean, it was all kinds of low hanging clouds and what have you, and we steadily dissented and I'm looking on the I'm looking on estimates and I see the altitude is dropping and will now at 8000 from the ground is 6000 from the ground and 4000 from the ground and then he's turning to God. We have things when I can hear the tower telling him, giving him the degrees to turn and he would turn plane and returning and don't see and I'm looking forward Jesus went away and finally get down with 2000 feet from the ground and then he like they have them lined up and he told me so I would lined up right with the runway and I said we ought we could see the runway. We just see that. But this followed in front about what we coming down and he said that runways right out there.

Praise God we couldn't see, but when we got to a certain aptitude. We broke out all those low hanging clouds and you can see we were very close to the runway and he just set it down. Let me tell you something so all worry because you looking out the window your life and you will see what you want to see but I came to tell you that when you are called according to God's purpose. He is going to bring his plan is the in your life and it carries weight and though you don't see it.

Praise God: because it is going to come to pass. I love the gospel sold the talking thing back when I was a young Christian, they will put doubt all is love alive in different albums, what have you, and what was going wait till the battle is over shout now that's what you gotta learn to do you learn to shout when your circumstances don't seem like there shout wording to some you always shout when you got the money when the kids acting like your spouse is behaving and when all and everything you just got a raise in all that I can shout then shout that when you get the money. When you get your job you need to tell you when your kids act like the devil rings the when your husband walked out on you would know nation when the barrels are common and you don't have the money to pay them when there's more month at the end of the money when you don't do those kinds of things you stop and cry. You got alertness shout, you gotta shout right then why because God is at work in your life, you gotta do what Joshua did. That's all the talking just to do years ago was based on Joshua census was I concerned don't wait for the battle to be over shout. Now you remember Joshua six you are number God telling Joshua and the Army. He said, behold, I have given you Jericho. Now when they looked at Jericho, they saw a city with a huge wall around it and embrace it. So no way that they could penetrate it because when the people of Jericho heard that Josh was in the army of Israel were calming their way. They set up the city. They close the city gates they shut up everything nobody could go out. Nobody could come in and they said, these people are coming and we gotta protect ourselves from them. Now when you looked at Jericho that was nothing to get excited about what God said, behold, the city, Joshua, and then he told them I have given it to you.

I have given it to you when you look at it is okay I see the city but I'll see how you gave it to me because they set up in there and they are not going to let us in. See you got it. You gotta stop thinking like that. You gotta realize the God who says you always knows how to get your unit so as they approach God said all right, here's the plan I want you to march around every day for several days. Have the Army march around the city and then go back to your can't, now that doesn't make sense when you have a military mindset march around the city and he go back to the camp. They did that on day one. They did that on day two. They did that on day three. They did that on day four. They did that on five and six bought on the seventh day God says that God give you a directive that just really make a little bit of sense. God said no to someday I want to walk around seven times. That's a number of completion in the Bible you have no biblical numerology. That's a number of completion and so God said do it seven times the we don't complete this right now. I will show you all that I'm doing new Canaan, and so without complaining. They were told to walk around seven times and then God said, now on the seventh time.

I want you to shout.

I want you to shout loans at the top of the horns and what all the people to shout now you know in the black church culture we call shout and dance and that's what you do with your feet below black church history. The reason why the St. cul-de-sac is coded and like the idea of dancing because old St. didn't believe you will save and dancing that just went all St.'s role they thought dancing was worldly. That's not true, but what they believed was the heart and soul. We we gotta forgive him for that, you can dance as a child of God, and it doesn't always have to be in charge.

Either you can dance.

David danced and he what does it because there was music on his desk was what was in his soul, and rejoicing in the God of his salvation.

We called it shouting, but when Joshua six says shout is not going about what you do with your feet, what to do with your mouth, gotta lift your voice in the clear.

Something I came to tell somebody all you gotta change what you're saying you are only open your mouth when you complain it's time you open your mouth to rejoice only open your mouth when you are mad at somebody.

You gotta learn to open your mouth when you want to bless the Lord, and you want to declare your future and you want to declare your destiny and you want to say God began a good work and he's gonna bring it to pass on. So you've got to learn to shout it out and you know what happened in Joshua six shouted God took care of the wall. The wall fell, the people living and God gave them the city I came to tell you there are some things God has for you claim in your future, you will see how you will get him you will see hospital gone the past but is not your job to figure that out. It is God's job to make it come to pass in your life, and while I'm on that subject of learning how to just obey God when you don't understand, don't forget second Chronicles 22 has a flat place singers ahead of the Army, God was giving them the victory and God said, here's the humane thing this time Jehoshaphat uniting will have to fight he said I want Charlie to go but all they will do is go collect all the spoils and I will give y'all he said so put your singers out in front of the Army is not a military strategy called who goes out to those of the people get shot at first in the military. Dakota going out on point. If they send out a employee that means you are going be the first one shot at, but not all, God said, put the singers out and then put the Army behind the singers and they were sick and they play on the way where he was and when they got there they found out that the enemy was already dead. They had themselves gone. They put me in such a panic. They killed each other in panic, and they would. And when God's people showed up. Lord said all right I thought you were going to fight this time all you gotta do is go around and collect the spoils and they took days just collecting all the spoils that God was giving them I came to tell somebody that you got some stuff coming and you just need to learn to do God's will to wait on him because his will is going to come the past.

Don't wait for the battle to be over.

Go ahead and shout right now gone and praise God right now and give him glory right now because God started the good work in you and he is gonna bring it to pass. Don't wait for your battle to be over.

Go ahead and shout now declare the goodness of the Lord and that's why you have to build a lifestyle of rejoicing. Make the choice to rejoice, don't wait to feel like rejoicing. Make the choice right here right now to rejoice in the Lord. I rejoice because I belong to him.

I rejoice because it will give me strength, agility, and sure footing.

This, and I rejoice because all of his promises to me are going to come to pass. God is going to bring his will to pass in my life. I'm going to be the better off forward. I'm going to have a prepared place to go to God and preparing it for your and that's why even here and now our destiny has some prepared tables ahead of us before we get to our ultimate destination of being home to be with the Lord there something beautiful about thinking God in advance for the things he will one day do. It's a sacrifice of praise into faith and it will prepare you for the blessing that is to come. Thanks so much for joining us for today's message. Make the choice to rejoice.

Pastor Paul Sheppard Joyce. We know from a studio in California. Pastor we have a great offer goes along with the message you shared today tell us about this book that your purpose is calling and why can help everyone listening. I'm really excited about this booklet because it's based on this concept of being pushed into purpose. The fact of the matter is sometimes God brings us into our God-given purpose through people just inspiring us like Paul was with Timothy or Barnabas was with John Mark but at other times God pushes us into purpose through trouble and trials and crises. That's what happened with Esther and it happens in a lot of our lives.

So this book was going to help people understand all of us were saved are called according to God's purpose. We know that from the Bible but people need to take it seriously. You don't get to just skate through this life being aimless and carefree. You're going to have to some things to do some lives to touch and some work to be done and don't plan on leaving this earth until you get it done.

So this book was going to help inspire you and help you understand that even your troubles are pushing you toward what God has for your life. That reminds me of something your fond of saying, Pastor Paul, if you got a pulse, you got a purpose.

As you mentioned just now. Sometimes God may have to get us there the hard way, but that's better than not getting there at all. So is our way of saying thanks for your generous donation this month would love to send you the booklet.

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