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Taking On Our New Identity (cont'd)

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October 28, 2020 8:00 am

Taking On Our New Identity (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 28, 2020 8:00 am

Five practical points we can learn from Gideon's preparation for war against his enemies; based on the life of Gideon. (Included in the 8-part series "From Worrier to Warrior".)

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What God tells you to do is always scary. God never tells you something to do nice and easy and simple, thereby don't love you while you do it hello and thanks for stopping by for today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Shepherd wherever you are and how you may be listening.

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What is it mean to have a new identity in Christ first major enemy the devil is beneath you second mean you should always pay attention to God's timing, not your own.

Coming your way next Pastor Paul wraps up the study of Gideon assuring the final three keys to understanding who we are in Christ, stay right here, or download the podcast on that's modified or wherever you get your podcasts.

Stay tuned after the message Pastor Paul joins me in the studio first must join him for today's message taking on our new identity was ministering at somewhere in California in a service ministering sin in the midst of the service began to pray in the spirit he said, and since I had was urgent call about that land right now and he said I left the service went to a phone call my attorney said talk to those people right now and tell them we want to buy the land. The attorney said is no point we been approaching them for ever and make even go now. The attorney called and the owners said just yesterday we decided to sell this way and say it and we don't need a lot of money. So you hold the note for you.

Give us whatever low down payment. You have and then we'll just let you pay it off as you go you see some things happen in God's time. Sometimes you got the right vision but the vision is for an appointed time, and if the vision is of God. It will come to pass. So you gotta follow his timing. Number three don't let fear stop you. Don't let fear stop you. Look at verse 10 and the following verses of Judges 7. If you are afraid to attack go down to the camp with your servant. Poor and listen to what they are saying. Afterward you will be encouraged to attack the Now pause right there not get the picture. God told Gideon that night, get up, it's time for you to move against the enemy.

I'm ready to give it into your hands. It's my time, my anointing, rest on you now to do it at this time God knows Gideon that this whole journey of trying to get him to the place where he can finally take on his identity. This problem has been fear and doubt and insecurity and I can't do that. And God so loved him and so loves us that God just help them along a little bit. He said if you're afraid to attack because he was afraid to attack. He said okay go get your servant Laura and y'all go down there and just listen piece and I'm encouraged God.

Just because he really wanted to show that when his calling is on our lives. He won't even let us mess it up without stuff, but at the same time I want to challenge you to not the Lord your God don't keep pushing God with your doubt and your unbelief at a certain point is got a kick in and you got to say God has brought me this far. He is certainly going to take me the rest of the way but wasn't quite so Gideon had to get a little help and God sitting down to the camp when his servant look at what they overhear one man telling his friend had a dream around local Berkeley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp and struck the tent with such force that the tenant overturned and collapsed wife since his friend responded. This can be nothing other than the sort of Gideon, the Israelites, God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.

Verse 15 when Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation. He worshiped God. I guess he did amazing that he go down to attack trying to get this new identity thing. So God helps them along to go that man overhears a soldier telling another soldier's dream. Some websites with such force that it turned and called the collapse and interpreted the dream that I give you that mean God has given us into his name, we're in trouble.

I need you to understand something you can feel fearful, but don't let it stop you, so you will just stop being a Friday before you move. I want to suggest you look through that kind of time, but do it anyway. It's of God doing anyway, if you allow it.

Fear what lies you and you will move forward in the what God is telling you to do what God tells you to do is always scary is that if you haven't attention. God never tells you something to do best nice and easy and simple and thereby go love you while you do it God give me a definite leading to do something where we just easy and simple as this 1 to 3 when the promised land based giants. There whenever you got a claim of promised land.

They are enemies again, kill you.

That's why all Joshua chapter 1 the Lord kept saying to Joshua, be strong and very courageous when God keeps and not be strong Dolby Dolby when you know why that is because you are running the sum that will terrify you if you let we have to learn to not let fear stop us. When my son wanted to ride the coaster I know is that coasters and so we moved out here little thing we would go to Santa Cruz because I love how fast it goes on like lupine and corkscrew noted within you get all busy that that's not my role like that I like straight down there and I've written since the country tallest one was built member down so we got a phone when Colossus was first built at the time that was the big deal I witnessed a colossus just loved it, was that he was into her and he was real real little, and he's looking at it and he wanted to try but oh no, but one day we went down to Santa Cruz. If you're ready come on down to write what you would be like together looking at and you could tell he wanted to but just I'm just not sure coasters and because he was just trying to push through that threshold and finally going so well that wing you don't get you ready so she said no it was holding people's bags and stuff. And what was he like to do when you get all and so he sat next to me and I could tell he was mad that we create the first one just about kill you if you got a scare. And you know he was, as I just and momentous Gobi funds will be all right proud of you. I'm glad to see we go and we said, I wonder if this will be his first and last bin Laden. Coasters ever since.

Sometimes you just got up through the threshold. But I might do it anyway. God is with me.

I'm going do it anyway but humble with anyway. Talk about me with any will run them out a way coming right back with more of today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. Remember you can always listen to the broadcast on that's pastor we find a host of great resources in our online store in order to be a good leader, you first have to learn to be a good follower you want to make sure you're following the right kind of person Pastor Paul with the rest of today's destined for victory message taking on our new identity. Bishop Jakes. The story meeting.

I was in with him. He was sit down and think of his computer.

Somebody was doing some work and coming into it and little grandson came creeping down the steps and walked up to standing and Bishop Jakes. Stop on a simple little grandson running, laughing, screaming. He said a few seconds he creep back in. Got within my range of my view, never stop, but I don't. I just did he come right home and Bishop that was trying to get my work done and I knew he won't do this forever and he said so after doing about three times.

I think he said I just tried to ignore him, he said, but after a while he said Paul Paul Bishop that what is scare me again ask God scare me again.

Give me something to do that scare the living daylights out of me an assignment that's so big so outside of my comfort zone that it will be you to bring it to pass on God's you window something supernatural.*You window something phenomenal. All the glory and all the praise you to scare me again. I believe inside you for long time that let God scare you again number 450. Your leader. Judges 7 the second part of verse 15, when Gideon heard the dream that this man in the minyan. I can't head and its interpretation. He worshiped God. Then he returned to the camp of Israel and called out.

The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hand. He divided the 300 men into three companies. He placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them with torches inside. Verse 17 watch me. Gideon told them follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp do exactly as I do when I am, those were with me blowhard trumpets, then from all around the camp you blow yours and shout for the Lord and for Gideon for the practical step. I want you to take is to follow your leader understand something. God is the one who raises up leaders in the church, just like he has done throughout redemptive history. Now there to get boys of leaders in the church. Just as there have been throughout redemptive history.

There are some that he sat there some that just went you've got a desire which is which body color pastor body who went to seminary as a Christian leader sample just when, but there are others that God sent sometimes when I'm doing pastor's comfortable speaking at some environment with pastors.

I tell them hope your functioning in a God-given calling because if you're not I got a question for you. What are you doing in this profession called me crazy to be a pastor without a call and I told you all this is good job that I just think I'll become a pastor trip and estimated the value of a reserved parking space at a chart estimated the value of having no swirl around him me forget you big throne that the pastor sits on the big throne because profession except that God called me to do this and some poker called when you called leadership somebody God said to the prophet Jeremiah will give you shepherds after my heart, they will feed you and they will lead to take you where I'm taking you, leadership.

We are under grace.

We do our own thing now on the grace to me and you don't need nobody funky New Testament folk are you as mixed up as a official test was well which are meant. God said the apostle Paul called some to be apostles, some prophets and some evangelists, some pastors and some teachers job doing the things of God. So you become spiritually mature and you do everything God called you to do, you do need a pastor, I beg to differ, God with you and you will be in the right place in leadership.

You will be trying to be a spiritual Lone Ranger and asked what God told you to do. Paul said follow me as I follow Christ. Christians, when he said it. You don't follow anybody down there and drink you need to be saved and under the right leadership. And when you have a leader follow the leader because many of your blessings will be paid to your followership and here you see what God said y'all do. What do watch me do what I do I'm following instruction of God and you follow my lead.

He said to get up just want to get a trumpet in the other one watch me when you hear me in my 100 men, trumpets don't stand much of what I feel like I don't feel like going to call me.

I don't feel the Holy Ghost starts at the garment because what he's doing at the end of this leadership unit do you do it you'll see this draft draft draft draft following Christ man you experienced so you walk around with a shot please let the rest of your day, when God movie on and experience. Look at the picture you looking at the picture you want to, but God's run in the movie is gotten my attention is rich not to be aware I'm supposed to be ridiculed and you want to know exactly where God wants me to be somebody who can get from where I am where God is in me to be the first step in discovering your identity in Christ is putting your faith in Christ. Thanks for being here for today's destined for victory message taking on our new identity before we wrap things up today pastor Paul Shepherd destroy me from a studio in California pastor. You often hear me say on the broadcaster partners are the lifeblood of this ministry. We truly appreciate every gift that comes every single gift, but those that given a monthly basis as people are especially encouraging. Absolutely the bills come every month and that's what makes partnerships so vital. People who are committed to giving at least $20 every single month and that helps us to pay the bills.

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