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Taking Authority Over Our Enemies, Part 2

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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October 19, 2020 8:00 am

Taking Authority Over Our Enemies, Part 2

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 19, 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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That's pastor podcast is also available at A podcast or wherever you go to get your programs now is Pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message. Taking authority over our enemies. The last message we began looking at the fourth step is formed from a warrior to a warrior and I mentioned the fact that his journey involved taking to heart his calling. It involved taking away his excuses. It involved taking down his idols. And now we're examining the step of taking authority over his enemies. And it's important to note those steps in Gideon's journey because they are the identical steps that God has. Many of us taking right now in our lives and I want you to know this is the time in your life. If you've not yet taken any of these steps God is saying this is the time. First of all to take to heart your calling. You are who God said you are you are not what you like, you are not what you feel like you are not what other people call you you all. God said you are.

You gotta take to heart your calling and grab that identity wrestled it into your consciousness and say I am God said, I am some of you heard my wife share her ABCs of spiritual identity that she go through on a regular basis literally from A-to-Z reminding herself from the pages of Scripture who she is in Christ, many of us would do well to do the same thing. Find ways that you rehearse to your self what God says about you. If God says you are a conqueror. It doesn't matter how defeated you feel you are a conqueror and God's going to help you learn to experience what you already are. See, God doesn't call us based on our actions. I'm so glad about that when God found Gideon he was acting like a whip, but God said no, you're really a warrior, so you have to learn how to stop acting like a wimp that you are not and become the warrior that you are and you gotta do that on your journey go from warrior to warrior.

First of all, by taking the heart your calling when you go take away your excuses, stop telling God what you can do what he said you can do while you can live the way he said you can live.

If God ordained it.

God will give you grace to fulfill it.

And so you can take away every excuse and titles.

God will not allow his people to have idols. I'm here to remind you if you got things in your life that are defying the will of God. We've all been there in our Christian journey, but let me tell you something God loves you like you are, but he loves you too much to leave you like you are. We got to get this straight once and for all. Sure, God loves you when you're all jacked up but he's just so that he can take you from being jacked up to becoming the person he's ordained you to be.

And so we gotta get in line. Get in line with God and take down your idols something God doesn't do for you he calls you to do God not go and your ungodly relationship.

You gotta tell them see you later does not go stop you from the Bible says you have to speak the truth and quit lying God not go stop you from stealing the Bible is clear you have what God gives you but don't steal what doesn't belong to you practical teaching writing your Bible. Oh Lord, help me not to grab it, not just keep. Things that don't belong to you people that don't belong to you jobs that don't belong to you stop people with what you don't have God wants for you. We'll get it into your life. If you have right this is what you want that's outside of the will of God congratulate them blasts them full so you want to marry congratulate them for you. Thank God that you found out on the side of the altar that is not for you tonight. Want to be with me and Mr. live together in the bins all kinds of craziness going on trying to separate the you have the freedom to be with somebody you want to be with and who wants to be with you yet. That's all right get used to being with yourself and be unhappy and wait on God's timing and take down your idols don't lyse anything that is not part of God's plan for you and the fourth step, which is taking authority over our enemies.

Now in the last message I talked about the fact that these enemies. This gathered against the people of Israel in Judges 6 and you know what that's going to happen in your life.

In fact it's already happened. There's more than one enemy that you and I have to deal with in our Christian journey they had to deal with a physical alliance of these nations that came together to oppose Israel and they were quite an imposing force and these people to take Israel out.

You know, warfare. The reason why God is making a spiritual warriors is because our enemies have no less of an agenda than to take you completely out you realize it, but that that is not plan what you hope you got it by now. Where would you be happy until your life is destroyed at every important point he wants to destroy your marriage. You want to destroy your morals.

He wants to destroy your money he wants to destroy you want to destroy your spiritual drive want to mess up your relationships with other godly people. He wants to have you messed up in your mind messed up in your body messed up in your heart is not with you.

This is no cookie. We got more I need somebody to take this thing seriously realized that the forces that are against you mean business and so you know what you feel it. You know how much the devil hates you, you sense that the enemy is not playing with you and I'm here to tell you that just as Gideon, Saul and alliance arrayed against them.

You and I have to deal with what I am to the last message talking about the world the flesh and the devil. The unholy alliance it's against us. You got the world that is the system of things that oppose the will of God against us. We just got this all we have to do.

Just let God be kingdom first questions and you will find yourself standing out more and more to stand out all you gotta do is stand for Christ. The world and you'll find yourself standing out more and more and more and more strange and all went on to say we serve the Lord make you feel strange about anything you come to church and just worship God in a boisterous annual worship of God and the people who will make you feel funny, I thought you were intelligent went to that church with you and so you hallelujah thought you had since one another when they go to the ballgame. You have said you got a game you are yelling and talking to people you know they could do was scream and you are throwing things and you would you know why because the world loves it so that's no problem at the game of I don't bother you on all paraphernalia. Strange, I don't bother you again but shop at church, Jesus shop with a Bible in your when something good happens to watch how strange people look at you like of the world system is against the things of God. Love their own stuff to bring God an equation and you got a problem. These talkshows, you can talk about any old crazy.

You want because it is interesting. I believe the word of God. God teaches a commercial break, says my tell you system against the things of God. And so we gotta learn the world is against us for the bonds of love not the world. That is the world system is against us into the last message reminding you, you can't trust your flash what is not just her body is so much a body controlled by a mind that opposes God the flesh is the way you are absent the influence of God's natural you do you know the natural you did not get saved the day that you accepted Jesus, that wasn't the natural you that was God quickening your spirit of the Holy Spirit quickening your human spirit and putting you in touch with God directly spirit to spirit your relationship. The Bible says, whereby the Holy Spirit came in about father establishing an intimate relationship with the heavenly father say one day my one day and if you don't believe me just get your flesh, you will shock your self how unsaved you can be. That is, in terms of behavior.

You will shock your self and so the world is against the forces against the devil is against you. Ephesians 612 says you've got to learn to be strong in the Lord and his mighty power on the full armor of God, why we wrestle not against flesh and blood different bodies and powers against walls of darkness, against spiritual wickedness in high places, and that's what we have to deal with. But here's the good news.

God says despite forces my plan for you 21st-century you go away just yet will be right back with more from Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. If you haven't already sure to download a free mobile app so that you can listen to Destin for victory wherever you go in the app is easy to navigate law should take notes on Pastor Paul's messages so you have the next time you stop by search Destin for victory in the app store downloaded today absolutely free.

God has a plan for your future. But he also has a right now.

Plan Pastor Paul with the rest of today's message. Taking authority over our enemies. Hope you can break even. I hope you can at least keep God's plan is for you to read and I came to somebody's time if you experience victory, victory this year, defeat tell somebody you enjoyed the first three instead of the agony of defeat. You don't know that me that just proves to me you sold it is you had a friend victory and defeat me how young you all may know exactly what I'm talking about when I say the victory bag made of defeat. Those of us who live before ESPN before cable TV and ideas from DirecTV of us in this room and message right now who can you young folks back in the day all channels to choose from when we TV put on the TV with me. You know what I'm talking about right quick was not to be the pay for anything antenna usually at the top Realty came from a fancy house you had a big one up on top. I can relate one on the top. My daddy said on top of the TV back in the day all you got, with stations in your area you have to hundred and 12 channels to choose from. Submit all day long flipping and switching feel like watching that. I'll see you feeling all day playing a movie again nestles well, which I'll certainly don't know what about 5678 channels in your whole area of VHF, were you on top Realtyand was it remote control back in the day will testify for a minute to make this point, remote control back to manual La-Z-Boy all just minutes when Jim know what we like what you see and you and you click click click click click channel to see what the truth so we had broken out so much to all you don't was broke off me today was just there will face. Yeah, but that will show you see the sports little bit about sports and what have you in one of the parts of the opening monologue. The thrill of victory you would see these wonderful sporting moments of agony of defeat.

UCSD are falling all over the snow so you will be done by be tired of living beneath who you are having the same besetting sins of wrestling with the same strongholds in your life. Just as mean Missy is here being just as long as you used to be commonly used. A big surprise for my salvation more victory than what I will command showed up to tell you.

Victory is yours. You gotta learn to walk in it. I know you got a big enemy the world the flesh and the devil in which you but he that is in us than he that were I want to let you know that the spirit of the Lord has a plan for your victory. Notice it was a Holy Spirit who responded to this gathering force against Israel. Judges 6 verse 34. The spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon and he blew a trumpet summoning the Abby has rights to follow him.

Look at that bus Lord so all this gathering force from heaven, so the enemy wanted to wipe out his people Israel, and God himself raised the Midianites so that he could use them to discipline his people. Now that the discipline is over. God wants to redeem them from destruction would be destruction. And so what does he do he empowers Gideon by the spirit of the Lord. I came to tell you, you will walk in victory over the world the flesh and the devil the spirit of the Lord wants to empower you wants to empower me by my by power spirit says the Lord. And so the spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon as Gideon was when we saw him earlier in the chapter but now here is under the influence of the spirit. The spirit came on getting them that Valley gathering against us.

We don't get ready to throw the trumpet under the anointing of the Spirit is time for you to get your trumpet and let the Holy Spirit have his wife and to win the victory. We don't throw down last week on a cruise of three over you with this nonsense anymore time for you to get your flight on so you'll used to fight in the world.

All you do is learn to fight the you already got you some you'll all you need to do is learn how to fight spiritual warfare you want your fighter from your heart so don't look like you still got fighting you think you know so we all used to ratify daily and others of you getting no problem.

When you bring the spirit of warfare.

You don't have to put up with this when this way. When this go down like this face all this time the throat victory over Satan comes only through surrender to Christ. Put your trust in God's methods of spiritual warfare and you will emerge victorious. You need prayer today. Visit pastor and use the contact feature to send us your prayer requests so that our ministry team can join you in lifting up the needs of you and your family while you're there, be sure to request Pastor Paul's monthly letter of encouragement.

Yours, at no cost or obligation. Did you know that listenership to Christian radio including the destined for victory broadcast is on the rise these past few months during this season of uncertainty. People are looking for hope for meaning. Just one more reason why your prayers and financial support are so critical at this time for your generous donation to Destin for victory today would like to send you pastor Paul Shepard's book that little is much when God is in it.

If you've ever felt like your talent or your resources more than enough to do much good this book that was written with you in mind.

It's a great reminder that in the hands of God, whatever you have is always more than enough.

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The spirit of the Lord wants to empower you by power spirit says the Lord. That's tomorrow and pastor Paul Shepard's message. Taking authority over our enemies. 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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