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In Need of a Super-Sized Blessing, Part 1

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November 24, 2021 7:00 am

In Need of a Super-Sized Blessing, Part 1

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 24, 2021 7:00 am

Becoming determined not to allow the past to dictate our future; rejecting labels and characterizations that are inconsistent with our identity in Christ. (Included in the 5-part series "The Jabez Journey".)

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Provide for you to give you a crown of beauty to give you the oil of gladness to give you. What's your job, you have to take all what you got on now so you can put all what he's got for you the crown of beauty. The belt of truth, the garments of praise today are destined for victory pastor Paul Scheffer remind you that every item we need to walk in spiritual victory is already been bought and paid for by Jesus Christ.

They are hanging in your spiritual closet. Even if you listen to the sentence. You don't have to buy them tomorrow. They are yours right now all you have to do is put them on today's message of straightahead hope you'll stay with us now or visit Pastor any time to listen to this recent message on to me right now. Here's Pastor Paul.

Today's destined for victory message in need of a supersized blessing first Chronicles chapter 4 verses nine and 10, Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez saying I gave birth to him in pain. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel all that you would bless me and enlarge my territory. Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain and God granted his request we been focusing on Jabez is mother's ill-advised decision to name her son after the traumatic experience of childbirth, and we been discussing better ways to handle our trauma than what we see in her life. We talked about the fact that we should remember that God's grace is sufficient. We also talked in the last message about the fact that we must learn to speak words of faith and conviction.

The last message I talked extensively about our need to change the way many of us talk. We talked about we talk, defeat, we talk confusion. We talk misery and we need to learn to speak words of faith and conviction even when we are dealing with the trauma you say well I'm still in the traumatic experience on how my going to speak positively in the midst of it. Well don't always have to talk about where you are but learn to talk about what you're going to think of some. I don't like I don't have to rehearse what I'm in I can rehearse with ongoing and say I am in this trouble now. But the Lord is going to deliver me. The Lord is going to bring me through and bring me out. So we talked about that no one thought about 1 More Way we should handle our trauma, just briefly and then I want to move on and start focusing on verse 10 where we will spend the rest of this brief series, but the way we can handle our trauma better is to build an altar of adoration, rather than a monument to misery build an altar of adoration, rather than a monument to misery.

A lot of us are in the habit of creating monuments to our misery. We are good at describing our misery in crafting our misery and packaging that some folk market there misery you actually market and ship without the other folk. Some of you have email groups and you just strip them the latest update on your misery.

Just thought I'd tell y'all how jacked up I am this week but I guess I'm a member now and then just just marketing there misery. Listen. Be clear, it's fine to have hope that pray with you and say here's what I'm going to. I need you love me to pray for me not wrong with that but has not become email I'm talking about seek in prayer and and walking in faith… Just want you to know how jacked up they are asking for help and asking for prayer that they want to know I'm tired of knowing this by myself. I want you all know, listen, we need to learn to build an altar of adoration to our God.

Why because he is the one who promises the ghettos going through is the one that will bring you out when you have the valley of the shadow of learn. No way I'm getting out of here is the Lord is with me is going to comfort me, and meanwhile even while I'm in the ballet, prepare a place for me and he's going to prepare a table and when he brings me out of this valley. People sit down at a table, a provision in blessing and I'm going to get to eat in the very presence of mine enemies.

And so we have to learn to build an altar of adoration. We gotta learn to replace complaining with praise. We gotta learn to replace it, just swap. I'm used to murmuring, but now I'm gonna bless the Lord, I'm used to complaining, but now I'm going to give God the glory.

If I can fire for what I mean, I can glorify him for where he's taking me now let me a status is from Scripture in Isaiah 61 that passage that was fulfilled in the coming of Christ. In fact, when you read Luke four in the Gospels. He got up and he read the Scriptures and what he read Isaiah 61, one of the phrases in that passage is that God promised that he would provide for those who grieve in Zion. He would bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, he would give Bambi gladness instead of morning watch this and he would give them a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness. Jesus read that from Isaiah 61.

As he stood in the synagogue that day many close the Scriptures gave it back to the minister and he said to the people. This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

He said I am here and what Isaiah talked about 100 years ago is being fulfilled right now before your very eyes. Why because I have shown up now and I am the one who is going to do all of these things in your life. I'm going to provide for you and I'm going to give you a crown of beauty to give you the oil of gladness and I am going to give you a garment of praise.

What's your job, you have to take off the what you got on now so you can put all what he's got for you guys give me a garment of praise when what you go when you use it happen.

So that is what I can't wait to see myself and I think I will beat up what you do, you can just admire it on the rack to take it off the rack. Make sure show size now, don't deceive yourself, please be a practical way, don't go to the store and check yourself up. Look at the size is. This is if this is a and you haven't been in single-digit in 17 then you don't even bother going that you will discourage all self go to the ladies they listen to you in whatever you don't know me is and remember this far you have followed you if they don't have a civil call around does your store in the city of that city habit.

You will do a little investigation about life at different points throughout our marriage work to make me miss, she would really if you call your and they pick up the phone and call and I think they have an aside, my name is Sheppard tell about Bill.

Gotta work the system now but the point is you get something that fits you but what you have to do you have to go in the changing room and you have to take off what you got: before you can put all what you hope to take home all habit three and some of you you been wearing it so you don't even know what it would be like to take it all, but God challenges you dominoes before God sick sick despairing discouragement and happiness.

I like this way garment that you promised me and God is doing his room and put on that garment days and you know what the Bible says about praise in one place. David said this, Lee right that the language of King James. You know what that mean that means praise looks good on say folk when you come out and look in the mere intern y'all do the back seat has hit you in the back sideways no matter what angle you no matter what you looking praise look good, with 61. I would go where you get a garment of praise what you have to take what you will be right back with more of today's Destin predictor message from Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California listen to the broadcast on once again that's Pastor to find a host of great resources that are online store and stay with us after today's message with pastor Paul Joyce me from a studio in California, but first let's listen again as he shares the second half of today's teaching you need supersized blessing.

Paul said in the New Testament rejoice always and he said I will say it again with choice of emphatic he's telling the church at the Ritz Carlton. He's not in a sweetie. Have a wonderful time when he writes to the church at Philippi. He is in jail. He's in prison. But you know what call they call it Paul's joy book called the book is joy when you reap what he is praising God average as a gift, and he is passing on the praise and passing it around and encourage return stances don't have to determine how you he knows what is the put on the garment of praise he's already taken off the spirit of despair and he says to the church and 44 Philippians he says rejoice in the Lord always.

I will say it again rejoice, you know what that means. That means you have to be rejoicing here and say well just hope one day that this really got hit you when you go to dance and no that's not what he said. He said you make the choice to rejoice just like you make the choice to complain just like you make the choice to be despairing discouragement and responded as soon as I asked you how you doing, they are in for some I like you but have some time on your hands for they don't tell you in painful detail. Not all Paul said, learn to make the choice to rejoice. I will let you know we can build altars of adoration. They put it this way. I will bless the Lord at all times.

His praise shall continually be in my mouth bullish and he started about choices he's making everyone a little better like make better choices. I said if you want to live a better life, make better choices for better like to be determined by your circumstances determine that you will have a better life by the way you act in life is good method to get the CD myself.

Now let's turn our attention to verse 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel all that you would bless me some of your translations say indeed pause right there that you would bless me indeed, the construction of this verse is downright fascinating to me. When you look at this verse in an interlinear Bible or something that helps you see sort of the Hebrew breakdown what you find is Jabez cried out to the Lord and said all that you will bless me and asked me Jabez you use the second form of the same word that you bless me, bless me what that construction means is best said Lord I don't just mean all regular blessing where I am in my life at this point. Lord you cried out to you. I'm depending on you. Give me a term this blessing. He said all you would bless me, bless me the best way. To re-create the meaning of the Hebrew here. Think about what happens in certain fast food chains where when you use that one on number three meal.

The whatever the number is up on the screen. Very often they will ask you do you small medium or large your site know you want, number three, number three, and a smaller floor. Meaning, you get what you whatever them. The main thing is what you also get aside typically from the fast food place and I drink one small prize small drink number three main course or you can get a medium-size that's a bigger prize bigger drink arch. That's a big big thing of fries. Drink one change. They still do what I used to call it supersized jaw with me go with me said Lord bless me and supersize it is exactly what it supersized use a regular blessing at this point in my life.

I appreciate your blessings but right now me so anybody ever been there.

What you need from God. You never saw the two great #supersize it please. That's what Jabez pulled up to the window and ask God for when God said may I help you. That's exactly what is going on, which is why many English translations of the Lord and being in the same word twice so we just say indeed if you get a hold boardroom for supply say bless me big time stuff we say our binoculars, bless me big time seriously.

That is the largest size of available that's what Jabez is asking for. He wants this cycle of pain. He wants all the misery he wants out, carrying the heavy baggage being known all of his life to this point somebody who causes pain. He doesn't want that association anymore.

What Jabez shows us in the way he cries out to God are two things.

First, he shows us that he was determined not to allow his past to dictate his future. He was determined not to allow his past to dictate his future listen.

Ladies and gentlemen, we gotta make up our minds that the past is the past whatever is in your past that has created baggage created trouble credit problems. You can help your past, your path is your past history is unchangeable, but God your past does not have to determine or dictate your future that what has been. That's water under the bridge, but God is saying, in effect, now what you want to do now where can I take you now how would you let me bless you, and you don't have to be dictated to from behind.

This is the Lord when you have to stop driving looking in the rearview mirror to get wet at going safely given the rearview mirror.

That's therefore a quick reference when you your card out for quick reference or you can know what's coming up that you can know if you want change way you can see if there's somebody approaching in the lane you want to get into and you can make your adjustment. Accordingly, but nobody gets in the car and puts it in drive and then starts.

The rearview mirror and you spend the whole time driving looking in the rearview window driving experience. Why wouldn't it be true, much more so in your life. Some of us are getting nowhere quickly leads nowhere. Good because we spend our lives talking about what rearview mirror. Negative experiences dictate. Thanks so much for being here for today's destined for victory message in need of a supersized blessing look for any of Pastor Paul's recent messages online on-demand Pastor that's Pastor will please welcome Pastor Paul who joins we know from student California pastor is things giving week and we been through a lot this past year everyone listing has been through much but the Bible tells us to be thankful in all circumstances.

So let's talk about it for a moment. How can we do that and why is it important for the follower of Christ. I love the fact that that theme is so clearly biblical that by the time we get to this season in our year. It shouldn't be difficult at all to think about what Paul said in everything give thanks is what he said to the church at Thessalonica and one of the signs of the latter days that he gave to his spiritual son Timothy is that in the last days. People will be on grateful and we are living among some very ungrateful people. So our challenge has to be. We shall not be among them. Yes there ungrateful people all around us but we know Jesus ought to live a life of constant thanks and praise. I remind myself, and I often do it out loud to just say thank you to the Lord for little things. Thank you for the small things I never want to take simple blessings for granted, because if we ever lose gratefulness. I think we have really gone backwards in our walk with God so weak we want to get better at being grateful people, and frankly, Wayne God has done so much for all of us and especially during this pandemic and during the craziness of the past several years.

We owe God constant. Thanks for bringing us through all that we come through with the hope and the promise that he's going to take us all the way and he's going to complete the good work that is begun in our lives when we do see it all the time. Here the broadcast. In Christ, you are destined for victory.

And it's true. Let's remember to be thankful for the little things and the hard things along the way were ultimate victory in Christ. Destined for victory.

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