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Taking Only What God Gives Us, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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October 26, 2020 8:00 am

Taking Only What God Gives Us, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 26, 2020 8:00 am

Understanding how and why God sometimes reduces the number of people we can count on as He works in our lives; based on the life of Gideon. (Included in the 8-part series "From Worrier to Warrior".)

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Hello and welcome to this Monday edition of ingestion for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor at destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California papermaking as part of your day were just moments away from today's message taking only what God gives us. But right now pastor. Paul joins me from a studio in California pastor in just a few short days now will be coming up on the presidential election going to tell people who they should vote for but would you share some words of wisdom for those listed about how we should exercise our right to vote. Yeah, I'm happy to do that.

I think the key truths to following Jesus are reminding ourselves that elections don't change what we are called to do and how we are called to live here is one of the things I think we need to keep in mind that I grew up on the old hymns of the church I grew up in a church where we sang gospel and have fun songs we sang hymns and anthems a lot right and so I love the him that I'm thinking about it now. In answer to your question. My hope is built on nothing less. But Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand and come January 20 of next year. Whether you're happy about who's been sworn in that day or whether for you. It's a day of sackcloth and ashes.

Fact of the matter is I think you need to make sure that your hope lies firmly and solely in Jesus Christ.

It can never be in the White House, it can never be in a party, it can never be in Congress. It can even be in the decisions made in the Supreme Court. It has to remain in Christ all other ground is sinking sand and I think if our listeners put their hope in Jesus Christ, then we will continue looking to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith, reminds me of Psalm 20 verse seven some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God makes for sharing your heart with us today.

Pastor Paul great words of wisdom.

Some of us have people in our lives who are good so we see OSS, but it's not God's plan every good idea is not a God. Every good person is not a God person every potentially good partnership is not a God partnership. Any good military strategist knows the difference between a good plan and a bad one. What about a good plan versus God plan to read about some of the noteworthy battles of the Old Testament.

One thing is clear most of God's battle plans would be rejected by every general liver lead men into war, it would've been true at the battle of Jericho, and it would've been true with Israel went to war with the Midianites under the leadership of getting now, here's Pastor Paul.

Today's destined for victory message taking only what God gives us a against Moses and Aaron. What happens when this doubt and unbelief infects the assembly. They first assembled to hear this report and reported that come back with a strong faith. We sadly can do it put us. But they come back so we can go and even when Tries to give a contradictory report. The negative outcome right behind him and we had a rate their negative feelings result is the people cry, weep allowed Hobart did we go to the that is a folk who have seen God part a Red Sea call somebody visa folk who have seen the work of God.

They saw the plagues of Egypt basalt God humiliate me again so he could break them down again so we can break it down was God doing that just show people that can stand up against my purpose and he hardened him and time again so that he could show himself mighty on behalf of his people. You are where you are in the wilderness because God made a highway in the middle of a sea to you about and unbelief for the rest of your days. You say what is God I was not interested in getting us away from Egypt that he works such a miracle. Obviously that same God knows very well that he promised to give us they can take care of Egypt's apology can take all that's what you but when you see hot and you fall in this wilderness to get rid of 20 when you go to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and Army greater than yours do not be afraid of them because the Lord your God brought you up out of Egypt will be with you. Why should you be afraid of what your face in your life right now the Lord with city is not because of that unemployment does exist at an alarmingly high rate right now you know economic downturn has impacted a lot of people a lot of situations that's the reality on the natural side. But God said to Moses, be paid. Why, because the Lord your God who brought you up out of Egypt will be with you. He said when you go about into battle the appraisal come forward address the Army here is what the present time hero Israel today wanted to battle against your enemies, do not be afraid to not be terrified. Don't give way to pick why the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory and the officers shall say now you built a new house having dedicated going all the sifting before getting another sifting bottle. Otherwise, you might die in battle. Somebody will dedicate your house hasn't had a chance to enjoy it all. So you make should enjoy the below venue. Has anybody been pressed to a woman in you and just write looking forward to celebrations. Don't miss that all I heard one Christian community was a virgin at the time. He said hold on. I believe in God is by God's grace, he said, but I'm to meet the woman God is ordained for my life, tell baby bunnies expensive their wedding dress is not that we don't get some wood Velcro to my message or missing magic gone home and look at verse eight. Officers shall head if anybody is afraid or fainthearted. Tell me going home you can't have fearful people with you when you're in the fight of your life.

You can't do it. I'm prophesying you can't do it out circles of your life speak to him again, but you, the people you're well with the people you believe in God with the people I stand with you in the fight the people who don't know how to believe God.

Now back to Judges 7 that was the first sifting get rid all the fainthearted people, let them go voluntarily honorable discharges nicely for 10,000 Judges 7 level X,000 verse four. God says still too many folk taken down to the water and I will sift them there. He says if I say God says if I say to you, Gideon. This one shall go put on the one side, if I say this one shall not go. He said he can't go on care what it looks like can't go out, get what he said. God said if I say somebody better here. This God said if I say he can't call. Don't let him go. Looks like a potential mate to me. God is money notices under the table but it's too much as it is God all think we so what about whether they would approve God said if I say you can't do it that way then you can't. Some of us have people in our lives who are good so we see or assess but it's not God's plan every good idea is not a God idea every good person is not a God person, every potentially good partnership is not a God partnership. This is a season in your life, says the Lord, where if I say this one shall go put them to one side. That's what you go to work with. God says but if I say this one shall not which means you got to listen to God in this will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard.

Remember you can always listen to the broadcast on that's Pastor will find a host of great resources that are online store you can also download the podcast that Google podcasts or wherever you get yours well it's a good idea to seek wise counsel from a pastor or a spouse or close friend but not at the expense of something God has told you himself. Prof. Paul was arrested, today's destined for victory message taking only what God gives us what you think is about what he said Jesse's sons natural point of view. What is big and strong as you look like the next king's racket say this will be depicted in the crown on his head right now as Jesse's boys came by Samuel the Lord said, not him, not him. Not a big strong comeback.

Not him you know you heard God say repeatedly with no because Jesse wouldn't even think about David when you don't even see you as a candidate I know is when God sent me, you didn't feel with the sheep. Samuel Cinema stand right here. I want to take a seat until he's in front of me go call David my run to the pastor.

Eventually David shows up the staff in his hand. The ready board biopsy just a lad stands in front of the prophet God said that's him much but that's him, you can't see but that's him. God see Samuel get out your horn of oil and pour it on that boy's. The next king of Israel, and along the way. He told Samuel he said I don't see things the way you all do God said man looks on the outward appearance, God looks on the heart. You know I can hang just fine in this new season because all through the journey of restoration all through the journey of renewal for the journey of being examined by godly people walking with them through this whole process all listening to God for God's sake, don't look at it from your perspective.

People who are doing natural assessments of things.

I don't know what they're talking about you just on what folks say what they think you said something very impressive but something about this can be the time when you can just be telling you what they think this is what you think season. Generally speaking, logical folks say things off the wall. Don't know that, we say okay right on your business. Even with only by the hearing, since if you have to buy don't have time for this conversation on what I'm doing in this season get through it because on this where the faith is to listen to him. He's telling me who to take and who to leave.

He's telling me this one roles which are but they don't do what they said the first sifting was voluntary. Tell them if they're scared. Go the second sifting is mandatory.

Some of you are in a place right now where God is in a mandatory fashion removing props, removing comfort zones removing people who don't know what you're talking about.

Talking guys just removing God's will is not only general Bible gives us God's general will suggest the Bible gives God's general will for our lives want to rightly divide the word of truth. You have contained in the Scriptures, God general will for your life. But the reason why God did you want in the Bible he gave you the Holy Spirit is because the spirit without ever contradicting the truth of Scripture will take the general principles and apply them in specific ways to your life and you need both acts 13. The teachers and and profits and any out are praying and fasting, seeking the Lord's direction. How is this church going to spread the Holy Spirit speaks up. Perhaps the word of prophecy to one of them. Holy Spirit says separate Paul and Barnabas for the work whereunto I called them you can't discern who's called I promise you, you draw closer to God.

Submit submit your money to them. Submit to relationships to them. Submit your habits to submit your practices. The kingdom first seek first the kingdom of God.

I promise you always start talking you about the details of your life that we had trouble one of our vehicles and see where to take it in place that fixes the problem that you and it's okay for some reason I Looking little place, then the big place, but it jumped out; the sky told phone rang forever fancy got employees and forget office isn't and how three-foot it is and five just right. Had the ring so he could get back to the phone from up underneath the car somewhere got on the problem so little about us with damage to the big place and had to wait on some of the stuff is destined to finally came over the hood looking no-hitter problem. He starts right now.

Try perfect is yet explain to me what was what have you got soaking good grab put your money away. I'm not used to put my money away now. This will put your money away just a few minutes don't know me from Adam.

Pastor Paul got just that shoulder fine. If you have another problem. You recall drove off. The placemat had to leave it they could've put that thing on a rack sold the same problem that could be fixed in 30 seconds and call me back will say yes you are off to calculate our PR regulator. Your $725. You understand this lease does you good things people you want God's you feel like I don't reduce me from 32,300 God is saying I'm set you up and it doesn't feel next message last message in the series and we will see what God little pitiful meager call 300 as you seek to follow the Lord's will for your life. Be wary of all the good ideas that come your way, seek God's plan. Seek God's will and follow it.

No matter how scary it seems, is the only way you'll find true and lasting victory. You know, Jesus told us to love others as we love ourselves.

That's the second greatest commandment.

And there's no better way to obey that commandment by sharing with others. The gospel of Jesus Christ. As we continue to walk together through a season of uncertainty. People are looking for answers, which makes now a great time to park there would destined for victory is our way of saying thanks for your partnership will send you a few thank you gifts including one of Pastor Paul's most popular CDs. The best of let my people smile, call 855-339-5500. Find out more about how to become a destined for victory partner and make your pledge over the phone or mail your gift letting us know you wish to become our partner. The address is destined for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. You can also become our partner from our website. Pastor know if you can't become a destined for victory partner, but would like to make a generous donation today.

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