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September 28, 2020 8:00 am
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Hello and welcome to this Monday edition of ingestion for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, Senior Pastor destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California as part of your day were just moments away from today's message entitled, because of whose I am right now. Pastor Paul joins me from his studio in California to give us some personal reflections administering these challenging times pastor.
There is no doubt the churches have been affected by the coronavirus. Of course churches have had to go online in your own church is been going online you been preaching to a camera. I wonder what kind of experience has been for you way let me just be real candid with you and with our audience. I guess like very passionately. The fact that I don't get the breach in the sanctuary full of people. My particular preaching style kind of arrives on the face-to-face time with people I need to not only see them.
I need to hear them. You know I use a lot of humor in that sort of thing and I need to know that I'm connecting so I love the verbal responses I get at our church and all of that back tears. I haven't been able to enjoy that since March early March or whenever it was when I last preached in our sanctuary and I've been pretty miserable talking to a camera but what I have to remind myself is that what makes the difference is not so much my style local people enjoy my particular style of engaging with people live. The power is not in the style. The power is in the message. Amen. So I'm trying to be faithful to share the good news to preach timeless truth and timely ways that will engage people's hearts and help us understand God's will, even in difficult times like this and I hope I'm getting through successfully. You know, whether it shared in person, online, or in any other format.
There is great power in the word of God, the power to save to transform to comfort God is moving mightily in Pastor Paul's church destiny, Christian Fellowship and also here through Destin for victory at a time when there's so much pain and uncertainty in the world. The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ remains a source of hope for all who embrace it and now more than ever people are searching for that hope. This is why your prayers and financial support for Dustin for victory is so critical as our way of saying thanks for your generous donation would like to send you a study guide from inter-varsity press called fruit of the spirit is a great companion to the series you heard earlier this month from Pastor Paul Shepherd, one that will encourage you to go out and be to others what Jesus has been to you that's fruit of the spirit our gift to you today by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory. Call 855-339-5500 to give over the phone or visit Pastor Paul.net to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 what is the dysfunctional patterns in your life you are stuck in patterns of hateful behavior all out of sorts. You can say this does not represent my inheritance as a child of God and God will give me the ability to deal with my problems legitimately when it comes to your walk with Christ. It's not who you are, but whose you are, that matters most. Whatever your struggles whatever patterns of sinful behavior. You can't seem to shake. Pastor Paul Shepherd is good news for you today on this Destin for victory broadcast. You don't have to overcome them on your own.
You couldn't even if you try today's message of straightahead is Pastor Paul with this message because of whose I am you have the right to walk in freedom Jesus die just for you to go to heaven. He died for you to enjoy freedom on your way to heaven and you can believe God for that. Whatever the patterns are the dysfunctional patterns in your life if you are stuck in patterns of hateful behavior angry all out of sorts and anger you can say this does not represent my inheritance as a child of God wants me.
God wants to give me the ability to be angry without sin. God wants to give me the ability to deal with my problems legitimately. Some of you are bound by the ability to be in a relationship without that relationship. Controlling your life. God says I got better plan for you then. Some of you have never been in a functional relationship in your life all the significant others you bring into your life are people who are just raggedy and something in you all of your life has been attracted to raggedy folks all you know is true. I'm not ringing the doorbell at the same end and let anybody know that is you. But some of the bad. We come out of when we come to Christ you something and you go back to your family of origin, whatever it is, but the fact is you can handle up after a long time. I have told single sins of the natural to have you ever considered a brother so-and-so and a look over the nice brother had been discipling them was available been the sapling he denies God like to get a loving God. See look anybody looked a little too clean cut look to straightlaced little to whatever and she didn't go to the past that I appreciate you now.
Now let somebody raggedy coming thing. That same person on the path that is not there all what I'm talking about what exactly believe God submits to us, and let discipling. Eventually we can believe God getting strike, but brother not leave you put your faith see somebody all messed up out of sort, no job, no morals, no decency, no upbringing, no ability to treat women right Nolte know that the whole boy all your past is gone. Here's the good news Christ can set you so that you cannot sleep when somebody who treats you and you will feel like that something being treated well. Give me a rough neck I promise you you will look up with somebody who didn't know how to treat you know how to be sensitive when a sense of time, like somebody level III background of the by that and that's what you want to see him legitimately say you want to see a loving God, you want to see that they been disciple is not right that they have a background but make sure the background is not in the foreground.
You have seen the sad reality of people who allow themselves to be attracted to their own brokenness to the wrong thing and they go after what they are broken this once and that's what they lay claim to, and then they get dragged through hell yes relationship and finally they comes. I wish I listen, you don't have to learn all your lessons the hard way. The experience of the best teacher experience is a teacher, but is not the best teacher. You would do well to listen the folk who have already been there, done that, bought the T-shirt can tell you you don't want to go there if some real good on this so you don't need is not quite see our trust in him you see them bandages and blessed and all that happened to you so you need to understand that God has come to give us the power to walk in freedom, we can have freedom we don't have to be bound. The enemy doesn't have to be acting out in your life.
If Desmond strongholds in your life God gives us the ability to puke Satan and to send them on his way to not allow him to dominate some area of your thinking not allow you to be dragged into temptation when God says I want to give you the freedom to walk in victory. Learn to take authority with finding spiritual warfare. Remember the bottles of when I wrestle against flesh and blood against principalities and powers against roles of darkness, against spiritual wickedness in high places, which means that now that I'm a child of God. The enemy hates that I love the Lord and he's going to try to come against me and throw all kinds of temptation and try to find areas where he can develop some foothold in my life and so you have to learn to walk in your authority.
That's why the Bible says be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion is seeking whom he may devour businesses whom resist steadfast in the faith. You have to know we are in Christ when the devil comes prowling around in your life. Roaring trying to scare you. It says he, seeking whom he may devour. You know we are in Christ, he can devour you know who I am in Christ when enemy comes around please because you know who you are is not about who you are. It's about who's you are the one on Calvary. So you need to get up out of my face got on the devil because he knows those of us who walk in the assurance and the authority as children of God. The disciples learned that in Luke chapter 10 I will turn to it and into the chapter 10 Jesus sent him out on a training mission. He sent him to town he was going later minister and buddies, Alison Jolly and set them out in groups to back to. I gave him instructions what to do when I got there in the Bible says when you get down in Luke chapter 10 verse 17 it says they returned with joy and here's what these folks they were just relatively new at walking with Christ knew very little in the way of spiritual authority all that, but Christ had put his authority on and they came back and said you wouldn't believe it, even the submitted to us through your name.
When we that we, the demons submitted to us. They support use of the following in Jesus that all y'all brag about the wrong thing. He said I beheld Satan fall from heaven.
You happy that you got some little demon on the run. I'm telling you that I have overcome by seeing Satan himself cast down, he said, and you all soon be really rejoicing that demons are subject to you, that's a nice perk of walking with Christ is that what you really rejoice about is that your name is written in heaven about who I am but whose I am will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard listen to the broadcast on email@example.com that's Pastor Paul.net.
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These fellows decided that they had seen some of the apostles, and some others cast demons out of and they thought that was thrilling, but they didn't know the difference that both people knew Jesus and they just saw something so they saw we don't we don't do like that and they went down something when I spoke, you can always find even anyone found them and said, in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches out in the demons looked at him right next 19 looked at him and said that Jesus I know and Pauline know about two different words were used in the text. Jesus, I know that Greek word translated no means those demons that Jesus we know personally because he dethroned us when he went to the cross, he stripped us of our power modern vernacular will be. He kicked behind Jesus. We know Billy said all we know about different Greek word in the demons what they were saying is all we don't know him personally, but we heard about. We heard that you don't want to fool with him one demons. I had a cousin who ran in the Paul Paul that the reputation you want to know your name so your phone with her seaplane on those who walk with God, no, no you don't fool around over there though people may business to get you about it in a hurry. Jesus, I know Pauline know about descent, but who are you registering in the spiritual realm as people who really knew Jesus and so when the beam is there for you. He then leapt out of the man and attacked seven men, demons, and one man attacked seven men, all seven of them ended up bleeding and wounded because they had no authority listen when you are in Christ and you know that you're in Christ. The enemy knows it to. And when you take your stand and say in Jesus name I will not put up with this, the enemy has to respond not because of who you are because of whose you are. I am a legitimate child of God I am a liberated child of God and finally in verse six he suggests that I am love as a child of God. Galatians 4 and verse six and I'll let you go.
He says here that because you are sons, God sent his spirit into your heart, the Spirit who calls out father Abba father. Now you got understand that's an Aramaic word when it says, it's an Aramaic word that doesn't just mean father it means dandy if the intimacy is the word to use when you have a good working relationship. When you see someone say father it can come if you want a relationship that they had, but when you season I will go say hey pop hey that for years say hey pop, because we had the kind of relationship. He was a pop. He was a daddy at the top there was nothing I couldn't say around. I want that to be a reality in all of our families. You mend the reason why were discipling the way we are because we want all of us men that collectively work on our stuff so that the children in our lives whether they scared your grandkids, your nieces and nephews look at you as someone who can be walked, who will not have to be avoided when you see a man and you're afraid of them.
Something is wrong, I love it when the kids in our church went up to me and held me around the thigh after service and they said instead that God loves me, he cares about me and my family. That's something that's something I pray that all of us. So that we will be one that kind of trust and you would never betray that trust in the lives of the people who are in your life because God is that to us. He is our legitimate daddy and he loves us. You know when you are loved by her father or father figure is a sense of safety and security in the Bible is alluding to, doesn't mean that women of we all know they have their own brand of nurturing and you can substitute that for anything. Nothing in the world like the lovable, nothing in the world like a love of a mother, but I submit to you that when men understand who we are in Christ. There is nothing in the world like the love of one who loves you right one who loves you properly, one who says if you need anything come and talk to me. You can come and crawl up in my lap and tell me what's on your and I will hear you. It gives you security when you know your dad is going handle your business you want to work you go out with confidence. You will forward me know will mess with me. I saw that family confident in a funny way I saw it once in a context of a friend of mine who had a boy picking on him in school and he was a greater two under me.
So when I was in junior high school.
He was still in elementary school we came home and one day we were on the schematic craggy's oldest boy picking homeroom garden to get over and I was in junior high and I'm in seventh grade no longer in six grade centigram in junior high school, picking on you, not IK had at Yuma boy saw me to Richard because of we got earlier in your way, and some grain that we got earlier than you, come down, come down to your school. I beat at 3 o'clock when y'all come out. I want you to point them out to me and I'm standing out there bell rang.
Kids poured out saw him, he came right over to me as I point out, the board is missing which are reported to a little do I want those with yeoman you must. He's a year. I thought that strange what I expected to get notice of presidency hauled off and hit me in my chest hard boldness and looked at his face.
He was a second. The satins were known in my neighborhood for being a frightened family would kick your butt and he was just he's up-and-coming Sutton so he have always scaled together yet, but somebody because of the new good knock him out but if I do when he wakes he go home. I know both of his brothers, his brothers would mop up the street with me and so I said I could getting but I don't want pay the price so I'm in junior high school years before I ever felt called to ministry, but without knowing it. I went into pastoral mold right away. So instead of beating him up and then later get beat up by his brothers and look only to stand with one another.
You only the Saudis hostility when you talk about was going on here you pick a normal boy by some, but not the school. I need to be looking started bringing them together and it worked and I never said thank you Jesus. Let me tell you something. You can have confidence because of the family you're in your and the family of God. God loves you he's not going let the enemy make you if you put your issues cast your cares upon him surrender your life to you will discover that there is wonderful joy in life not so much because of who you are because of who there is nothing you have done nothing you were doing that God cannot help you overcome embrace that grace today and let God take you out of the bondage of sin and into the promised land of the joyful abundant life on earth. Thanks so much for joining us for today's message because of whose I am if you'd like more information about the destined for Victor ministry or this month special offer sure to stop by our website Pastor Paul.net again that's pastor up all.net careful whose opinion you listen to be careful whose ideas you pay attention to. Be careful whose philosophy you buy into because not all of the people will come your way, are sent by the Lord. Some of them are said by themselves. That's tomorrow and pastor Paul Sheppard shares his message Ishmael versus Isaac. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for Victor