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Who Made You the Judge? (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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October 15, 2021 8:00 am

Who Made You the Judge? (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 15, 2021 8:00 am

The evil of slandering and judging others; the difference between being judgmental and speaking truth in love; based on James 4:11-12.

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Of all the words are misunderstood in today's culture. Perhaps the two biggest our love and judgment just a few moments, Pastor Paul Sheppard clears up any confusion.

He shares today's destined for victory message who made you the judge, but before he gets started he joined me now from a studio in California to talk about a special gift we have available for you Pastor. I'm excited for a couple reasons about the thank you gift we have for all give generously. First, is not often that were able to share a video message but were doing this because I know you feel that get your hopes up as a message everyone needs to hear and see absolutely. I'm eager to share this Encouraging Word with our listeners. We all know that hope is a premium commodity these days you can find it easily at all.

We look around and we see all sorts of challenges both in the world at large and also in our personal lives.

As a pastor I'm I'm seeing the effects of the vicissitudes of life on my members and and I hear from listeners even in the as they share their praise reports and prayer concerns and it's just a challenging world. The bottom line is I thought this is a time for me to remind people that we've gotta get our hopes up and we've got to keep him up because paying the heart ache reality is just among us, and we are going to deal with these challenges but I believe God has given us every reason to get our hopes up and keep them up because he is Lord of all, not just the good stuff. He is Lord of everything that's going on. And even when chaos surrounds us his plan and purpose will prevail. I constantly remind myself of what we say daily on this broadcast. He who began a good work in us is going to bring it to completion. So in this message. People are going to hear me share and I'm going to use case studies from the Scripture how people who faced real life challenges such as were all going through, but how they sold the Lord's hand in the midst of it how God brought them out of it, and gave them hope and help even in difficult times, and I hope that people are going to be blessed as they receive this video message. The title of the DVD message is called get your hopes up, and it is our gift to you this month by request is our way of saying thanks for your generous gift to destined for victory.

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Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 is don't ask body to love you by not speaking to you about areas you really need to take a look at. Don't ask anybody to love you by getting the ball for you when somebody needs to be on you if you see a brother or sister who is fallen, and you pointed out to them and try to help them work their way through it or not judging them. Loving them.

That's the truth of God, straight from his word and today on destined for victory. Pastor Paul Sheppard helps us see that truth a little more clearly so once again here's Pastor Paul with this message who made you John. Look at Matthew seven will look at the first five verses Jesus is speaking here. He says do not judge, or you too will be judged.

For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye. How can you say to your brother, let me take the speck out of your eye. When all the time.

There is a plank in your own eye you hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. He started the passage by saying, don't judge, or you too will be judged. And that's the part, people of the latch onto Jesus said don't judge.

But when you read the context, it is clear you don't have to going to seminary to know when you look at that context, what Jesus is really getting after it is the hypocrisy of trying to get all the folks straight when you're more jacked up. Then they all as a theological term jacked up Jesus is saying here if you venture to try to pass judgment on the sin in somebody else's life. While there is even greater sin in your life.

He simply pointed out, your hypocrisy, anything you want to have somebody stop by helping yourself the man in the mirror. The woman in the mirror. Start with them because he said that you didn't rent your play then you have clear a site to help somebody else.

That's the only point is make anybody see that so many leads with don't judge you too will be judged. He simply don't. A comparative analysis of sin in your life that need to be addressed.

While you're busy ignoring that and addressing the sin in somebody else's life. Under no circumstances is he saying I don't have the right to help my brother or sister a deal with an issue that needs to be resolved in their own life but to see that so we should learn to understand the Scripture always in its context diagram do not judge three words and think you got me up offer you do not judge, or you too will be judged.

It's a comparative statement he's talking hypocrite. This is part of the sermon on the Mount Jesus sermon on the Mount, and this was preached not to folk who were just open to him only the Pharisees were there. The scribes were there. I can very easily picture Jesus looking right at the Pharisees when he got to this part of the message they look at the whole audience talk to him about all the things he said the Beatitudes, and all the other thing and when he got Matthew seven I can very easily. I don't know it for sure when there but I can just imagine him looking at the Pharisees a day over in this section, and he looked at them and said do not judge, or you too will be judged and went on to talk about the hypocrisy because we know the Pharisees were expert hypocrites, as are many church people.

Amen whole lot of church folk are hypocrites. They focus on things they have no business focusing on and they ignore what they really need to be dealing with. If that's not you, then don't get upset all never encouraged in his epistles us not to walk in accountability. He never encouraged somebodyelseafterjudgmentthat'snotabiblicalreality.TheBibleinfactencouragesusthatwearetowalkwitheachother.Thatway,tohelpeachother.LookatwhatPaulsaid,forinstance,inGalatians6ofyourbrotherisovertakeninafault,youwhoarespiritualenoughtonotmajorinotherpeople'sbusiness.Youallaretheonlyoneswhoareeligibletohelphimeverybodywascarnal.Everybodywasagossip.Everybodywasabusybody.Everybodywasabackbiter.Everybodywasaslanderereverybodywhoisahypocrite.Ms.addressingotherpeoplesin.Hesaysyougottoomuchpersonalworktobeontherestorationteamwhentheyaskedyoutobeontheteam.YouarethesamelookIgotmostofthedealwithallmyhadtobemyteamiswhatyouwanttodo.Hesaidifanyoneisovertaken.Sinovertakesthembettercaughtintheirknowtobeinsin,hesays,youwhoarespiritualthatknocksoutawholebunchoffullyouarespiritual.Lookatwhathesaystheydorestoreyougottogetdowntotheissuesofwhat'sgoingon,getdowntotheissues.Okay,let'sbeamedicalteamandtreatthisspiritualelement.ThisspiritualdiseasetotheInnwiththegoalofgettingyouhealedrunningthechurchfolkwhodon'twanttoheal.Theywanttokill.That'swhatwe'vegottoaddressyourgoalinsomebodyelse'slifeistohelpthemgetandyoucanhelpthemgetbetterifyoudon'tcomealongsideandsaythere'ssomestuffwereallygotadealwithhere.Sowhenfolkstrytogetyouaballclublikedon'tspeakaboutthesininmylife.AnexampleI'mcheckingwithsomebodyI'mnotmarriedto,andyousaynowwhatwouldyouwantaboutthesituationyouknowwhatthewordsaysandyouknowIcareaboutyouwillbegoingtobedtosituate.Don'tjudgeyousayno,no,I'mnotjudgingyou.GodisbothofourjudgeI'mdoingwiththewordsays,whichistohelpyouspuryouontoloveandgoodworks.IwanttoseeyouinthesinofGod'swill,sothatGodcanblessyou.I'mnottryingtohurtyou,nottryingtoembarrassyouaswellnotbloggingaboutyou.I'mtryingtohelpyouseethedifference.Therestorerhastogetinyourbusiness,butthenAmandakilledeverymanthehillyouhavetobeahealerandnotakillerthat'sGod'sroleforyouandthelivesofotherpeople.MyjobistohelpIwantalwaysgetpeoplebetterthantheyarerightnow.Andsometimestheonlywayyoucandothatiswegotadealwithsomemessystuffyoudon'tignorethemessyougottodowithit,butthedoctordoesnotcomein,andthereislowtogetallhiscancer,howtobeextremelybeeneatenallkindofstuffthatyoubeenfeelingyoufullofcancerandyoujustnotdoingwhatyouspelledDr.whenyouneedsurgeryrightnowisallstandandrebukeyousentaftertheoperationofthesystemandtherecoveryofallthat,thenyoumightwanttosaynowasyoumoveforward.Herearesomehelpfulsuggestionsheresomelifestylechangesthatwillreallybenefityou.Thenyoucantalk,butyoudidtheworkofhealing.FirstwasRobertchargepeopleaswethinkwedidajobwhenwecapturewhatGodconsignedtotheirfavoritewordsonthehailandI'mheretotellyoutheydon'trepresentJesus.That'smywholepointtheywillrepresentJesus.Neither,though,shouldyouuse.Donotjudgeasawaytotrytogetpeoplefromdealingwithwhat'sgoingoninyourlifesowe'vegottobeatoneanother,butit'sstilltheendofrestoration.That'swhatGalatians6isyouwhoarespiritualrestoresuchaone,andIlovethis.Hesaidinthespiritofmeekness,consideringyourself.Igettorestorealotofpeople.AsaministerthegospelI'vedoneovertheyearsrestorealotofpeopleIknowstuffaboutfolkthatifyoudon'tknowaboutthem.Youwouldn'tshakeyoucarefullyavoidthemdoingmeetandgreettimeandwhatyoudoingispassingjudgmentonsomeyouhavenobusinessdiscussingwhichiswhyGodcalledmetobeconfidentialanddon'tcomeinmyofficetellme,whateverit'sgoingtomygravewithme,youadoreaboutwhatwehaveoneififhesaidnothing.ThehousewasmarriedtalkaboutthestuffIjusttoldhim.BeassuredrethinkingJames.I'msomewhatguarded,bethouassuredthatthysecretissafewithme,notonlybecauseit'sanethicalrequirementofrequirementofthelawbecauseGodhelpsmetoconsiderwillberightbackwithmoreoftoday'sdestinedforvictorymessagefromPastorPaulSheppard,seniorpastor,destinyChristianFellowshipinFremont,Californialistentotheprogramanytimebysubscribingtothepodcast.It' that's Pastor you find a host of great resources in our online store, including some books and DVD messages from Pastor. We should always be careful not to judge not to condemn but that doesn't mean we should let her brothers and sisters in Christ wallow in their sin. So here's Pastor Paul with the rest of today's message who made you John Lee Lee people, some stuff here know what it's like to mistreat people because I've been mistreated and I know what it's like to consider myself listen her stuff that y'all couldn't keep a straight face and somebody told you and I sit right there and just keep the conversation rolling now. When I was a rookie pastor, I have to admit there were times when, after I got through minister the semi.

They walked him off with my car but even then, I think all Americans are you sitting down you know I live long enough and I went through enough and I discovered things about myself enough to I got to the point where you can't even make me change my response anymore. I've heard too much. I'm way past that I heard about murder in my office and walked out like I'm going on to the next thing I minister thoroughly to you told you what you need to do guide you through the right godly process and all that stuff had to stand with people in their trials because they were admitting to some some send some wrong that has been a criminal got stock in the company. You can't blow my mind anymore. The people be to tell it what you know when I am able to tell you there is nothing God can restore you from there in your life that God can help you get right.

There is no sin that the book to cover you where Jesus not a blurb I got enough for you know your so that Jesus said if I don't even remember what you did. The Bible says he cast your send the fee remember that no more. You will remember what you did but forgot it on the cross God for the cross, God will not blot the hypocrisy hypocrite. Probably most have to repent they think they proud of their bankruptcy proud to be a Pharisee when you read your Bible. Jesus had more negative stuff to say about religious people than he ever said about sinners to the sinner, he said.

Listen we got there with this, but he did the restoration approach not to judge an approach that's what you want to do come alongside people only for the right reasons. If you're too bothered by what they did.

You're not part of the restoration family so your parents are too bothered by what your kids have done your two bothered by their lifestyle. You're not there restore you love them preformed that your job done. Ask God to bring somebody else who doesn't have as much skin in the game. You know how some you'll do your kids are reflection of you and your mind and when doing wrong you feel embarrassed at a certain point you gotta realize you got the answer to God for your self some of you all with these grown children. I got a word from God for you quit trying to live their lives. You taught the best you could. You two going to try somewhat subtly all took him to church.

They now know you say, going to church and all that and you spoken some things into their lives. Gotta pray Lord let that word let that seed photo good ground bring some other people into their lives who can help them.

I am not going to try to make them live their lives my way. I got a word for you. Get up off of. In Jesus name. Pray for next best thing to do at this point, some you all to personally involved. You act like it's a reflection of what you think in your horrible person because you gives acting crazy and if they do think it just correct them said no. I did the best I could give him the got the grown. I can live their lives for all I can do is make sure they not dealing drugs out of my house. They come in if you have to. At the end of the day we all answer to God you don't live anybody's life for if you want the best parent take that to the Lord. Let them help you forgive yourself some yard that's really where your guilt lies you didn't do the best job apparently welcome the earth. Welcome Wishart broken people. We live broken lives until God gets a hold of us and not only saves us but didn't get his word into those areas where we can change our thinking and our direction. You let yourself free if you can raise your kids right is enough blood to cover the I said is enough blood to cover that you may horrible decisions is enough blood to cover that anybody sitting here listening this message who is written with self guilt and self-loathing. In Jesus name. You gotta release your self because you can't go back. No you don't you're looking to little holy I'm supposed to be done, but I need to minister the way you look. Has anybody here listening to this message. Has anybody done things that when you think about it, you are totally ashamed to let me see some hands your CRTs hands including the pastor's soul. We can't live our highest lives.

If we try to pass judgment on ourselves will never get anywhere. The good news is on a hill called Calvary.

Jesus stretched out his arm. They stress that out for him to look rugged cross Bay. Feminist sides and hands the crown of thorns on his head was dripping from his head was dripping from his hand, was dripping from his night before their recognition, then blot a church so that you could be said well that's no but I'm sure you will and you have reason to let other people know freedom is a billable to them what they did wrong. Come alongside of you want to help you get things right. The restorative grace of God. I know that God is able to take you from the most most. Thanks so much for joining us for today's message who made you the judge always glad to have you with us if you'd like more information about the destiny for victory program or the DVD were offering is our thank you for your generous gift this month. Be sure to stop by our website pastor that's Pastor is not the issue is you is presuming you got another year ahead of you so when you tell God or tell other people what's going to happen without the God factor that's the problem because you don't even know what's going to happen tomorrow. That's next time it pastor Paul Shepard's message if you want to make God laugh, until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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