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September 24, 2020 8:00 am

Trick or Treat? (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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September 24, 2020 8:00 am

The futility of seeking to be justified by observing the law; the treats we receive when we live by faith; based on Galatians 3:1-24.

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Navigation system was on address had been put in by and I looked down and recalculated that one. New directions on the story. Directions of repentance on somebody if you let me what get a GPS teach us about our walk with Christ by Doug next on today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard in Psalm 119 verse 105. The psalmist writes God's word is a lamp to my feet and the like. To my pathway for he is our divine navigational system, a loving father shows us the way to go and gently leads us back to the right path. Mrs. Turner get lost along the way. Today's message comes your way. Next stay with us for the next few minutes if you can or visit pastor listen on demand any You can download the podcast there or at tune in work wherever you get your podcasts now is best up on today's destined for victory message trick or treat God all have at least a car with a navigation system to come out they were no it was an option in certain cars and these days you get a portable one.

Just plug it into your cigarette lighter and you're good to go. But when it first came out it was an optional rather expensive option in certain cause when I finally got to the place I was passed my escort season and all that drama little and I was finally able to get myself a nice car lease the car and when I was at the dealership and it was sometimes and they said navigation system was that he explain all would give you directions in turn by turn directions and put that in the end I got my first navigation system.

I've never been in a car with one description I said all that's going be a blast because I can highly somewhere. I would doubt would be people in that crazy directions know what it's like to have somebody tell you how to get somewhere to get there.

Whatever it is, but they don't know how to tell you how to get there and I was five years all of us have experienced on the phone I you I now when you get that street you got to make a right and not a street sign street sign, but don't be a fire hydrant with people like that you know my last name is just an address address when you started on him, just give me the address.

I will get there promise you I'll be and I was excited and when I got the car took delivery of the car. I remember getting it driving from the dealership home. I know how to get home from the dealership but I just wanted to experience the navigation first time one and so I put in my address and hit start and started talking to on the screen and it had a map of where I will. There was an indication of where the car was at that very moment, and it had a map of the streets around and it was pointing me where to go and then the lady started telling me where the map was pointing me and right at that moment a good spiritual truth be called them the word of God and the Holy Spirit map. The Bible says in Psalm 119, 105 by my feet and I like to my pathway. In other words, is designed to tell you where the in your life map and it was pointing me the way of the street. I was to go up to the distance between where to go and he told me all the El Camino and then head over there and then as I was approaching that she said and point one miles turn left.

Look at the map and it was confirming what she was saying as the Holy Spirit and the word a metalworking topic you met each other. You think you get the word from God and it contradicts God that's not from God the Holy Spirit doesn't speak in contradictory terms to the word of God and so I was watching the map and listening to the lady and she told me what it turned in after I did that one set of instructions and the map showed me where to go next.

That was a spiritual truth because it reminded me that God is not going to give you all the details until you move in obedience to God's five year come on you know you want God's five year plan for your life. Not gonna give it to you and tell you what to do to day and is calling you to faith and obedience. Today he will get you where you want to be in five years, but right now, this plan is to lead you step by step, turn by turn spiritual direction and so I was enjoying it and I enjoyed it in all the days that I had that car. I learned a lesson one day that not only is God able to guide us by his word, and by his spirit. But God also takes into account the fact that we are not always as obedient as we automate because one day I was driving somewhere.

I had never been navigation system was on address had been put in and I was going along and that got me on my journey started enjoy my music. I turned it up real.

I love music. I have a large music library I turned it up real loud was enjoy my music on the whiteboard in the car so I can enjoy my music which even the callbacks are often have to be in a certain volume where I can truly be blessed by and I can hear it and mildly enjoy it. But you know I like the feel would you turn that down already and if you want to talk your mom sounds on, you know what you will have those moments when I'm in there by myself. I say yes going somewhere cranked up and leave. The lady told me where to go and I wasn't listening. You see the spiritual lesson and that God when we are pre-occupied with other things. We are preoccupied with our own thoughts, our own feelings. I will yours and what have you, and we are not being that the boys of the Holy Spirit and we are not being attended to the clear directives of the work. I wasn't looking at the screen I wasn't listening to the lady she was talking with my music times in your life when you are preoccupied and distracted by other things and you're not in God is speaking, but you're not listening and I had my music turned on. The lady had told me something and I didn't hear her and I just kept on going, but at a certain moment. I had a feeling myself lady hadn't said anything and so the screen to get some guidance on the screen re-calculating what they were doing was taken into account the fact that the directive, but it was getting me to my destination was shot by recalculated moment. New directions on the screen they were direction on somebody if you let me make it here getting me back to a place where they could continue my journey and as soon as I showed up on the screen the latest on speaking and she said that the next traffic light turned God I'm learning more about my walk with you that even in those moments when I'm distracted and disobedient.

You have not thrown now have gone out of my way to burn more gas. I have taken more time to deal with the consequences of being where I have no business being, but you are still committed to getting me although it's a place of obedience where you want me to be and what I have to do is repent and say you're right, all should be on this road and make the turn and so they told me where to go and I love the fact that she can come with an attitude just called you no good. Now you have no all you on this road.

Anybody you want to sell back and watch you. How about that. Aren't you glad that God doesn't fix you convince your buddy doesn't condemn you into the world to condemn the world, I came that the world might be saying so when the conviction conviction is different than condemnation beats you up call you all out your name conviction Macy's is your role in human sin. This is not my plan, you must repent and do it now, but it's it's written to make sure he has tried to blast my life not curse my life and I learned lots of lessons about the Holy Spirit through that system, that if you follow the word and listen to the Holy Spirit will be guided in all truth in the Bible says that's one of the tree to get if you learn to walk in Jesus Christ pulses. The first treat is God's partnership that he mentions a second street which is God's power. Now he mentions that by saying while he's asking these questions. Look at what else he says he says verse three are you so foolish after beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human efforts.

They look at what he says have you suffered so much for nothing if it really was for nothing. Does God give you his spirit watch this and work goals among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard. He says not only should you be enjoying the benefit.

The blessing of God's partnership with the Holy Spirit. But, you realize that you have no business trying to observe the law in order to be justified because God is working. There were goals among you, stay right here were only about halfway through today's destiny for Victor message Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California.

We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support are helping pastor Paul share the gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world for your generous donation to Destin for victory today. We like to send you a study guide from University press called fruit of the spirit and I'll have more information about this great resource.

After the message today, but you can call 855-339-5500 to make your gift over the phone right now.

That's 855-339-5500 or make a safe and secure online donation at pastor Paulů And stay with us after today's message with pastor Paul joins me in the studio first let's rejoin him for the rest of today's message trick or treat you that you as a believer, you have access to God the Holy Spirit and you also have access to God's power and we bus God who is able to do exceeding doubly above all that we can ask or even imagine.

I know I have friends there people in the body of Christ who don't believe in present day miracles.

I just feel sorry for him, love him and keep on going, but I know that we serve a God who is still able to do everything to accomplish his will in our lives. God have not gotten old and run out of power. God didn't have a heyday.

All measures, all God back in the day before.

All males back there know the Bible tells us that he is the same yesterday today and forever. He can do it now.

He will do it. God is able to exercise his power in the direction of accomplishing his will for our lives and so he said God's work miracles among you, limit you some people who don't believe in present day miracles go they have a certain a very narrow definition of miracles, but the fact that your essay is a miracle. The fact that you are saying is a miracle that God reached you from where you were. You were all I know you got your Bible and all that stuff you got your Christian but near you got your all that stuff but no sales.

What is probably a good thing God brought all of us a mighty long way. He picks you up and turn around. Set your feet on solid ground when you are lost on without God and his son. He reached down his hand for you and I'm here to tell you that God, God has worked in the records in your life, not just the Savior.

He's work miracles, not only of forgiveness. He has worked all kinds of miracles he has protected you from some of the plans of me, so I'm not aware that point may view what the enemy was trying to put off in your life how he was trying to trip you up. You be singing and shouting because he meant to take you out. The thief is come to kill, steal and destroy Jesus about how come that you might have life, and I have guarded you like a shepherd watches his luck and God has been watching over our lives. All we've all had our mishaps. We've all had things happen.

We all have mystery thing.

Why did you allow this to happen that you won't understand it misapplied, but I can tell you one thing that you don't understand is a good God, and he has been good for you is blessed to in many, many way and so goal since I grew up around they said when they would pray to the Lord, we thank you for keeping us from dangers seen and unseen. Thank you Lord that you Us when we know we will be kept. That was something that targeted us but you forget the plan by your grace and by your power, God has work miracles. God has answered prayer in miraculous ways. In fact answered prayer is in fact a supernatural God interrupting the natural course of things in order to accomplish his will in your life. That's why you learn to pray for what you want. Ask what you will. Now the Bible says asked according to his will, as best you can determine what you need to make sure your plane is according to the will of God because God's not going to give you what is outside of his will that will not be a blessing from God gets on the south side of his will, he didn't give that to you. You took that and we do that sometimes in our disobedience or in our ignorance we often will go and that's why you gotta learn to surrender and follow him. If God is not given you somebody as a spouse. I promise you, you don't see a whole lot of people go down this route to help you now force that only God signing off on it like you think you told us all know if the Lord is saying no or the Lord is not giving them confirmation to those people who walk with you. Those wise, godly counselors who walk with you who speak into your life is everybody looking at you say you know this is not it is not what we been praying for believe them. When people love you and they have your best interest at heart, and they are trying to steer you away from something you seem hell-bent on doing. I promise you you're going to discover if you keep going down that road that they will write and you were wrong and by then you're now in a company you had no business making and yet it is a covenant you don't get. There is no 30 day trial. I got a priest of his generation.

People don't understand this summary. No one raised in church were raising your Bible so I got to help you know 90 day return policy is no six months no financing you gonna pay in every way, but I'm here to tell you that God is a God who will answer prayer according to his will and answer prayer means God has worked something jealous little Pres. anybody can make that happen. You don't talk to supernatural God by some to make it happen. If you can do it if it's the right decision you can make it. God has given us some choices to make in our lives. You make it going to make everything in spiritual decision in a bad decision.

Good decision. Crossroads is a right way.

Along the way a bad way point God said walking away that I've laid out for you, but that come those times in life when you say Lord I don't know how you're going to bring you this.

I don't know how I'm going to get through this season. I don't know how I'm going to keep my mind I'm close to going crazy God. I don't know how I'm going to survive my financial struggles. God, I don't know how I'm going to put up with my children the way there.I don't know how his marriage with the person I didn't like the and you will be up against the wall. I want to let you know that when I worked grace and our ability has run out God's is just beginning, and we have to learn at that point we can discover that our God is able to fulfill his word. Thanks for stopping by for today's message trick-or-treat before we wrap things up on today's testing for victory pastor Paul Shepherd destroy me from a studio in California best were encourage that listenership seems to be up and people are turning to Christian radio.

Turning to Dustin for victory for answers for the hope they're seeking that's encouraging. I'm so grateful to know that that's happening.

People really are tuning in.

We heard not long ago from a person who is probably an agnostic, but it gives us an opportunity to simply share the faith.

I am not an expert apologist.

I try to learn as much as I can to defend the faith intelligently, but the one thing I rely on is the power of the Holy Spirit as he simply lets me share the testimony God's given me that in the midst of times like these, we have not in circumstances is firmly rooted in Christ himself. He is our hope and I want to encourage people just put your trust in him, you will never go wrong if you think you pastor Paul.

I'm reminded of Psalm 24 seven some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God is a growing number of people who not only need to hear the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They want to hear it and you can help through your prayers and financial support to Destin for victory for your generous gift to Destin for victory today would love to send you by request a study guide from University press called fruit of the spirit, the book of Galatians list nine qualities that make up the fruit of the Spirit's outstanding resource will walk you through all of them.

It's a great way to find out where your strengths and weaknesses may be so that you can go out and bear fruit in the lives of those around you. That's fruit of the spirit question today for your generous gift to Destin for victory. Please call 855-339-5500 or visit pastor to make a safe and secure donation online.

You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 once again Destin for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 know about who you are in Christ. The more you can walk in victory because if you don't understand the truth stay bound by false ideas and false pursuit.

That's tomorrow and pastor Paul shares his message because of whose I am.

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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