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Taking Authority Over Our Enemies, Part 1

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October 15, 2020 8:00 am

Taking Authority Over Our Enemies, Part 1

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 15, 2020 8:00 am

The reality of spiritual warfare and the unholy alliance of the world, the flesh, and the devil; the importance of living under the influence of the Holy Spirit; based on the life of Gideon. (Included in the 8-part series "From Worrier to Warrior".)

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You know why God is calling us to take authority in our lives it would move forward into the things he asked for because there are forces gathering against us to view doing the will of God against you as we speak hello and welcome to this Thursday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor at destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. Well our enemies come in many forms for you.

It may be temptation spiritual attacks from unseen forces want to destroy your fellowship with God. For Gideon it was a literal army of Midianites overwhelming number of enemy forces got it already given getting the victory is done the same for you.

But as you'll see today still have to join the battle and claim your authority in Christ by Pastor recent Destin for victory message on demand. That's Pastor or listen and download the podcast at stitcher or wherever you go to get your podcasts now here is Pastor Paul today suggestion for victory message.

Taking authority over our enemy's people always thought that the best things God has to offer the most exciting adventures in the will of God, but up-and-coming folks standing. People were most likely to succeed you need to take a good hard look at the life of Gideon because this guy was someone when the judge of 6 PM the angel said to him, looked around me and impressed trying the sweet and if you don't know about the culture and what that was like taken from me, you don't sweet wine press what he writes because the Lord to understand.

You will never prosper outside God. We remember when God is just so we can do that without me you are nothing and so they were being beat up by the minute and send the Lord their cries, and he was ready to rescue them in the counsel of his own will to choose Gideon I love how God does things God doesn't talk to you and get your opinion on. We can use. I'm so glad about that. I'm glad that when God calls a meeting he calls a meeting and a father-son Holy Spirit show up and he says here's what we going to do agree with you on the lawn and the meeting is adjourned away happen in eternity past, God decided everything that needed to be decided he already knew what he wanted your life so you know you want to believe that it matters in all of the universe, but in your family and your friends. But when you talk about being called according to God's purpose. What you think about it really don't matter at all.

So he was called Gideon was called in God use you in a great and mighty way take you on a journey from being outstanding in many warrior viewing the some things God is trying to move you into some things right now and so taken on the same journey before you get this text that were few stamps that Gideon took on his journey. The first step was to take to heart his calling and become all that God is ordained you to be you take to heart your calling was called and what that tells you as God never calls you, what you looking like and what acted like you glad about that. God called you a wimp like one call you faithless even though exercising faith God call you full of despair. Even though you are full of despair. God calls those things that are as though they were. He says let there be and that he takes you on a journey so that you finally you all you said you are God's that I am I can do what God said I can do is have a second opinion over that of Almighty God. Take the heart your calling. Like getting second step as he took away his excuses and make the journey and move forward in the will of God.

You gotta take away your excuses when you read part of Judges 6, you'll see that this boy had a bucket full of excuses as to why God could use him and what you got understand is, God doesn't care about your excuses look throughout redemptive history. He has never cared about anybody's excuses.

Moses I can't go back to Egypt.

I was right I can go back and tell Pharaoh that you said my people go talk and problem any thought God would say okay that's right somebody articulate somebody who excels in speech silver spoon, orator, you got a start and I know you got that stick in your hand preach Morris P told you what God can do what's in your hand says about God speaking people who think they can't do anything because when he is using them anything. No, this had to be stuck up this is what God is excited about right for them because they don't get it. God is to take the least likely and do great things through them and take away our excuses.

That way, Gideon took steps toward his destiny. He took the heart is calling you took away his excuses and God told him to take down your goals is the reason why God was punishing them through the Midianites was because they had gotten off into worship.

These are the people of the most high God. God himself, with Israel jealous God gods before me.

But UK and be like other people you right now trying to be like the people you know because you think you can be like them and you'll make the money that they're making their living or you will have a better quality. Let me tell you something when you are a competent man or woman you can't get away with worldly folks seem to be getting away with and understand that it only seems that way.

That's what Davis and fret not yourself. Don't get people to God's will and envy them just because of evildoers will soon be cut off and before it's all over you going to see who God's people really are cross idols are anything that opposes the will of God in your life did he practice any passion any priority in a partnership that you submit to, even though it's contrary to God's will is you know none of us have to worry about practicing literal idolatry as Israel did in this time, but many of us practice idolatry. Nonetheless, idolatry listening to this message right now.

If you have a practice doing a passion so you're excited about a priority something that's important to you partnership somebody that's in your life and your submitting to what your friends want you to do in those areas even though you know it's contrary to God's will.

If you're doing something you know God is not pleased and you're doing it anyway, that's your idle that your idle and if God is sure to get what you right now.

He said I will do it until you take down your idle Israel at this point was worried about the Midianites, but all the many nights were more disciplined tool see the Lord disciplines who he loves. We still don't understand that that God will love you and he'll get you separate that get them just love them no praise and we got somebody else and not sell me this new job, no matter how hard you try to record punishment is lost if you don't have to do it, but some things in your arsenal that you can put out if need be. You don't stay with us the second half of Pastor Paul Shepard's message is coming right up. We want to thank you for your support of Destin for victory with your prayers and financial support, gifts that help Pastor Paul share the good news of salvation.

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Taking authority over our enemies spanking had to get exactly on picture to this day was a young child, probably not yet three years old or maybe had just turned around and I was telling her what to do when she was just excited.

I gave our warning since sweetie I told you don't do that next time you do that I'm going to have to do something. Sometimes God is speaking to you and you just say no and she did spank her, never had to do it again. She's smart to do it again brother spank him just use you.

You can get away with and a couple around so that the Midianites Jim and he is preparing to them because love is always redemptive.

If you have a love that is through you don't understand the nature of love only disciplines until he gets to true repentance is looking for and then it wants to redeem and God said, you are my people make you not my people because of what you acting like but I will discipline you.

Until you get this straight. And so now he's demanding that they take down idols. Why because the Midianites make war against them, but they don't understand that the war against the Midianites will not go away until the war against God through rebellion and through idolatry is settled and I want somebody who's losing this message to know that the war in your life to trouble in your life is not going away until you make peace with God through obedience. Don't even bother asking God to deliver you from what you're going through the love you too much to do that. The same deal with the title. It was a person get rid of them don't have a nice talk, let's just change our dealings.

You can't negotiate with an idle God said Gideon down tear down and so Gideon and do it during the daytime. He still becoming a lawyer. He is in process of becoming a warrior and so he said well you know God didn't say when to tear them down so and six he went out there torn down, but thank God he obeyed God care about some of those little minute details, but he does care that you will be that you deal with your idols and get them torn down not change your dealings with them. Jim torn some things have to go in your life. They got to go. This isn't God's plan. This is God's will. You've got to get rid of anything in your life any practice in the past and the priority in a partnership that your submitting to. Even though it's contrary to God's will. Time to get rid of it getting obeyed. Now he's positioned now to move into his destiny.

What's his destiny God has called him to be the one who leads Israel and victory over their enemies.

Leadership training TC The first thing about being much less of general Jillian is called to lead God's people and having taken those previous three steps. He's not ready to take the fourth step in the fourth step is taking authority. Taking authority verse three of Judges 6 and you will see that things are getting serious. God had them take these first three steps and now look at verse 33. It tells you that there is a gathering force and noticed now that the Midianites decided we want to crush Israel. So when I just called, ourselves, we are going to make alliances with some of the folk they join forces with the kites and other Eastern peoples and crossed the Jordan encamped in the Valley of Jezreel getting ready to make war with Israel. They wanted to wipe Israel off the map so they gathered forces together. You know why God is calling us to take authority in our lives. If were going to move forward into the things he has for us.

It's because there are forces gathering against us to. I want somebody to understand in no uncertain terms that if you are serious about doing the will of God in your gathering against you as we speak. You need to understand some I know where educated. Thank God that many of us are educated far more than our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and all that. That's a wonderful thing.

Education can start God. Well, when you submitted as well. There need not be any sizable difference between you being a person of faith and you be a person well educated, there need not be that dichotomy because the fact of the matter is wonderful news and culture were founded by Dominic and see a contradiction between faith and because all truth ultimately is going to point us to the one source of truth and so the fact of the matter is I praise God that many of us are educated.

But you better understand you better not get so educated that you think everything can be explained in natural terms.

We have a spiritual conglomerate of enemies to deal with. Just like you see these forces gathering together and your life are forces gathering together just as sure students are to move into God's will sometimes word you already know, against me. You can explain it but you know me since I got serious about walking with the Lord one thing it's another. Just feel like something is coming up in their substance, and against me pulling you down Sunday morning go to church too tired to go to church just somebody won't be your chance, work go to work. Just go to the bank and some money is laziness as all job.

Some of the spiritual forces that are trying to really get you guys will send you work on your job. Will somebody not hearing me. You show up all you got some for find that pulling so you been to start with feeling so low just something just try just wait calls it the spirit of heaviness.

Remember when Isaiah said put on the garment of praise in exchange for what the spirit of heaviness is a spirit of heaviness in a come on you is I don't know why I'm so discouraged I don't know why it's hard to be optimistic, wondering if things go to work out know God is going to see me through. But just jumped on my shoulder just trying call me spirit of heaviness. So when you are dealing with agitating you won't even notice to always try to keep you in strife which somebody always trying to keep some mess going on in your likes always try this interference in the atmosphere you say something about time you heard again is nothing like what you say all spiritual sense parents in the atmosphere. When you're trying to do what God just has all kinds of stuff heard that you said said no such thing. What happened demons took it and tried some you all are that if you get what God is. You have to realize that spiritual warfare will Satan will do everything in his power to rob you of the blessing and favor you have in Christ as pastor Paul said today you have authority over him. You also have God's promise that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Thanks so much for being here for today's destined for victory message. Taking authority over our enemies nor highest calling as believers in Christ is to share our faith with others.

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