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Discovering the Power of Praise, Part 2 (cont'd)

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December 31, 2021 7:00 am

Discovering the Power of Praise, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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December 31, 2021 7:00 am

Ten reasons to develop a lifestyle characterized by praise and worship; based on various Scriptural passages.

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God, you gotta learn to walk by and not by sight.

What if you come against you as you get a breakthrough in spiritual warfare is pretty if God gave you all the answers, you wouldn't need faith hello and welcome to this New Year's Eve addition of Destin for victory with best repulsion. God may have given you a promise we won't tell you is everything you may have to go through between the day he made that promise in the day it comes to fruition like make it hard things may go sideways. Praise God anyway because praise is a prelude to victory today's Destin for victory messages straightahead sure to visit Pastor to listen any of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand. That's Pastor you can also listen to or subscribe to the Destin for victory podcast that's modified Apple podcast or wherever you get yours now here's Pastor Paul with today's Destin for victory message discovering the power all you want. You can't fast up all something I know I tried and you're going to spiritual three days and three nights. That's biblical after three days and three nights. God will show up Eagle comfortable place up never forget when I was sin, God will meet me I'm going in the hotel to the water in there that's all I will have for three days and three nights. I'm going to shut the curtains. I would know whether was daytime and night and all I did was praying read the Bible and slip and drink water for three days and three nights and not told mom my wife. She dropped me off I said, God will be in this all I'm telling you when you get back to be lit up with the presence of God would be able to look at me like Moses yet put a veil over my with the presently.that's what I will believe Paul walked in there with my will and I prayed and fasted and read the Scriptures and all that got in the car.

No word about what he saying only one know some somebody you know you got to learn to walk by, not by sight. But if you need a breakthrough because it gives you weather was like Job or anybody else when he's come against you want to spiritual breakthrough in spiritual player is you praise you don't believe me look at Joshua six Jericho was securely shut up because the children of Israel without none came in.

The Lord said to Joshua. See, I have given Jericho into your hand.

It's caring and its mighty men of valor. Very interesting. God said, see, I've given you the city, and when Jocelyn all he saw was a city with a big wall we see given you will see the way God wants you to learn when God said, you gotta see it in your mind you gotta see it in your spirit, which I say you call Joshua and I have given you. It's caring and spiting man and then to give them instruction you shall march around the city. All the men of war go around the city wants to do this six days wait. Hardly Lord all army all the fighting men and your instruction is walk around the city once tomorrow walk around the city Thursday walk around the city for day walk around the city for a walk around the city. Six-day walk around the city. What sense does that make God doesn't have to make sense.

You gotta learn to do what he tells you to do, even when it doesn't make sense to you. The rest of the instruction now on the seventh day, seven priests bearing seven trumpets horns on the seventh day march around the city seven times and the priest shall blow the trumpets and it shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram's horn and when you hear the sound of the trumpet that all the people shall shout with a great shout shout after we see some of this instruction go around 77 day and when you do that all the people shout and you gotta learn to shout just because he said shall the wall of the city shall fall down flat when used to all fall shout doesn't know you shout all fall and then I'll do my part and it happened every body sold that wall come down and they ran in and you know the story, God gave them a tremendous victory and I need you to know that that's the God we serve is a God who makes sure that you have victory in your spiritual warfare because you learn how to praise your way into victory in spiritual warfare. When the enemy is working one side of you walking up one side you and down the other Whitney's work in your last know when he's just like he was with Joel thinking okay I got a map managing how the enemy felt when all of the is like Job is still praising God.

That's what you need to do, you will give the devil a blackeye when he sold everything at you in the kitchen sink. Praise God that that's a good story, but let me give you one that's glittered in and yes, I'm educated. I realize that's not a word but it fits the message second Chronicles chapter 20 somebody already know where I am second Chronicles chapter 20 it happened that the people of Moab and the people of Ammon and other peoples beside the ammonites came to battle against Jehoshaphat enemy. Sometimes only like each other but they will get together to come against you who don't like each other band together because they all don't like you and don't like you more than they hate each other so they'll have a truth temporarily so they can all accommodate you circumstances as well. Me as a friend of mine said I was at the movies one time with my wife and that was some sitting behind us, and they just carried on them simple and talking all acting crazy. He said to my wife and and he said I he samples everything will be okay.

He said because she knew what she said. In he said what the hell was to do something significant. Lord please let the men shut up so I don't have to step in what I think I'll go for the will is not going to movies which we looking at on the screen, not in real life. Let me tell you some sometimes enemies get together. That's what they did against Israel against Jehoshaphat, then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, a great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea from Syria, verse three and Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the Lord. I love that he feared but he set himself to seek the Lord, proclaimed a fast throughout your soldier gathered together and asked help from the Lord and from the cities of Judah, they came to seek the Lord that's what you gotta learn to do seek the Lord even when you stare to a lot of us are busy bee people because they are scared, scared, just take your fear to the Lord and then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah in the house of the Lord before the court and he began praying I will read you for the prayer when you get a chance read it.

He talked to God thoroughly about the situation that's what you got.

Learn to do.

You gotta place the file for you. You gotta talk about everything that's on your mind and your heart and get it up for you and he prayed and prayed and prayed. Skip down to verse 14 the spirit of the Lord came upon a young man who was a son of Zechariah in the midst of the assembly and he said all of you from Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem and listen to me king says the Lord, to you, do not be paid or dismayed because of this great multitude, so I need about that. God say that to you right now. That's come against you. Don't be dismayed because of what's coming against you, and why is that because if all call somebody. The battle is, you know, the battle is not you that's the rest of today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard. We want to take a moment and think all of you whose prayers and financial support help pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world because your donations do make a difference. So as God leads prayerfully consider making a generous year end gift to destined for victory today for facing a challenge to comfort in these words from second Chronicles 2015 do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army for the battle does not belong to you, God is pastor Paul. The rest of this message, discovering the power of praise belongs to God. God's fight. We have a daddy who know how to fight in such a way you have to worry all you and so look at the instruction tomorrow go down against them with Garcia go head on down there, he said, but you're not going need to fight all I love that when you get to go find out you don't have to fight in this battle, there might be some battles where God let you fight the teacher hands the war, but in this case, you won't have to fight. Position yourself standstill and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you all Judah and Jerusalem, do not fear or be dismayed tomorrow go out against them for the Lord is with you when Jehoshaphat got that word something froze up. Enemies are we going do you know the story they went on out there and what the Lord said, I should be found in him, he was already day God called them to come against each other. They all died was left standing because the Lord had fought the battle for them. Praise as a prelude to victory somebody hears in spiritual warfare.

The enemies tried his best to take you out but I obey God and give him praise you go to see him bring you through quickly. Number nine is a prelude to deliverance not only to victory in spiritual warfare. Sometimes you need a breakthrough you are back now we just think about it hospital Lord you in the service.

Listen to this all but God of the breakthrough listen God is one who will respond to you and give you don't believe me ask Paul and Silas. You know what happened to your reader of the Bible in acts 16 God went to town and there they were telling the works of the Lord and what have you and I got a girl delivered who was demonized and for all trouble.

I got thrown in jail.

Sometimes you do all the right things and get seemingly all the wrong results, but you gotta know when you're doing God's will. He's always got your back and so that they are in jail.

Verse 22,008 multitude rose up against them and send them to the magistrate to talk to close commanded him to be beaten with rods.

Many stripes were laid on all that and then after that they will put in prison. Watch this and fastened their feet in the stocks so they are bound physically bound all but at midnight.

Verse 25. At midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to milk your child Reichel somebody looking at you. Somebody looking at you see. Don't ever believe you're not a role model, people looking at you and what you do or don't do matters and the prisoners were listening to them why because their praising and their singing and their praying to the Lord and suddenly verse 26. Somebody hit me the know you do the praise and worship arts and one of these old times you will have a suddenly about you. I'm believing for assembly in my life.

I got about 23 areas really could use a link. Next thing I know is what God did God change things around and that was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's chains fell all and they were loosed I came to tell somebody you want to change all give God praise and worship and bless his holy name and don't come through for you.

One more thing I will let you go number 10 God is to be praised for who he is, that we talk about who he is talking about the nature of God see God does what he does because he is who we one of things I like about Hebrew is the Hebrew language gives you some specific elements of who God is in the New Testament were serving the same God. Please understand Old Testament because we don't have different jobs. There was one God. He is the same yesterday today and forever, but he gives us a better picture because it gives us aspects of his character. So when you see some text in the Old Testament, the Hebrew be referring to him as El Shaddai. That means the God who is Almighty. Sometimes a text is referring to him as El Elian. That means he's the most high God. These higher than every other so-called God. Anything else that would seem to be powerful. God is higher than that. Sometimes there referring to my that's the Lord of all.

Sometimes you see Jehovah that's an eternal one in the Old Testament, they couldn't even pronounce his name but Jehovah means he's eternal one didn't get to speak his name. It was not lawful for them to even try to articulate his name because he was the eternal God, the human, he is not like you I like it when people talk about the man upstairs just personally I don't I don't like that. I know you don't mean any harm but listen, he's not a man of state limited help you real quick.

He was a man, Jesus Christ, who came down to become sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him and so he was the God man here on earth, but he now has ascended back to the right hand of the father and there is no man upstairs that you're serving. And so you need to know you and some text tell you he's a hobo genre, which means that God provided you remember when Abraham had to take Isaac up on the mountain and authority to kill his son as a sacrifice. Anyways his knife to obey God, the Lord spoke out I have said no don't do that. I just wanted to test your obedience not going to have you kill your son but there is a sacrifice look over there in the bushes and you'll see that God had provided a ram and the text where it says I am Jehovah job around the God who provides exactly what you believe came to tell somebody you will need a ram in your life and God is the God who was able to supply exactly what you mean.

Not only is he Jehovah job, but he's Jehovah all around. That means the Lord our healer. I don't care what sickness or disease. It is you have every right to say to your full the medical positions are going, but you are the God who is the great physician. So whether you use the surgery you do it. Apart from what they do what they do not believe in you to be my healer.

He is also in the Old Testament Jehovah nisi God our banner was that mean that means when you had army you have somebody who was the standardbearer they went ahead of the Army and they bore the standard and the standard told you how bad this army was and Jehovah said I am your banner all I love that I don't need a physical banner.

God himself is my banner when I go in the Lord God goes ahead of me. And here is my banner of victory sometimes is referred to as Jehovah shalom in the Old Testament that means he is a God who is your peace God to give you peace. That doesn't even make sense. Anybody has experienced that God will give you a piece where you stop and look at yourself be crazy right about now because he was shalom means he's your site to find God clean up areas of your life that need cleansing that made you to become what God wants you to be. And he himself is your sanctifying God. That's God.

Our Shepherd got our righteousness, that means he's there when you don't. Don't let the devil make you believe it, with me trouble he's there when he is there to help you understand I need to wrap this up.

Tell you that if you can't remember, these Hebrew names. You don't have to. All you need to remember is one name. The name of Jesus because collapse and says… Only if you can remember some shalom said, remember there no matter what may be going on around you.

You can have the peace of God within.

Learn to praise God in good times and in bad. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus. Well, the last thing Jesus told his disciples before he ascended into heaven was to go out into all the world and make disciples of all nations.

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Pastor Paul shares his new series cliff notes for successful living with the message are all marriages really made in heaven, but until then, enjoy your holiday weekend and remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for

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