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Prove It! Part 1 (cont'd)

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November 3, 2020 7:00 am

Prove It! Part 1 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 3, 2020 7:00 am

The importance of possessing godly qualities that will increase our faith in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Think Christianity come in a do-it-yourself kit and we think well I got saved them so my job now is to try to live the lie, like our original. The Bible says no you are not asked to try to be a godly person because we could be godly on all Jesus would've never come. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, but there's another kind of faith similar to the first, but slightly different in application, the assurance of things you've already have hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor at destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. Many Christians continually ask God for things he's already given them.

It's not a lack of faith rather underdeveloped faith brought on by a lack of understanding today will be reminded that we are not called to be godly on our own.

It is he who works through us to make us godly and the tools for living the kind of life have already been given to us. Stay with us now. But remember, you can always swing by Pastor to recent Destin for victory message on demand. That's Pastor there is Pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message prove it. Now please please know this isn't something you get automatically pieces something that is conditional. It's a conditional promise. We know that because when you look in places in the Scripture that talk about it. You will see the conditions. For instance, in Philippians chapter 4, you will see that the peace of God that passes understanding only comes after you have done some things that Paul talks about he said. First of all that you need to learn to rejoice in the Lord always. In other words, if you want peace make the choice to rejoice.

Some of us make the choice to complain. Some of us make the choice to blow up all the negative circumstances.

Paul says no. Make the choice to rejoice find something to rejoice in God about. And if you can't rejoice in your sock on stances rejoice in the God who will bring you through your circumstances. Make the choice to rejoice. The also says be moderate be temperate in your living with Christ. Make sure that you allow God to bring balance into your life that you don't become overwhelmed by your negative circumstances but to allow God to bring the fruit of temperance, a balance in your life will talk about that as we move through the text.

Then he also said you gotta learn if you want peace because when you have trouble what you gotta do something with the Bible says no about it, but instead, pray about. Paul said don't worry about anything but a about everything and he said you will learn to give your petition over to God. I often say that we are going through difficulties and tough times can be prayerless. You can't afford not to play. If you have an lot that will make you say well you have an original flight plan going to small group and all the more because you gotta believe God through your tough time. Gotta learn the plate and cast those cares on God because if you don't pray about it, you will worry about some of us have learned if you pray and pray right, God will deliver you from the worry and give you a peace that passes understanding.

Now look with me at verse three of second Peter one. He says here God's divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. His divine power that has given us everything we need now. What is encouraging people who are going through some difficult things I've never experienced before, and Peter saying that in this letter, I want you to know that God's power has made available to you free. You need to successfully through this life and didn't do it while pleasing God.

He says God's given us everything for life and godliness, meaning you can live the life God has called you to live because God's power. His divine power has made it available to you.

Please be encouraged to know my friend that God is the one who has guaranteed your spiritual success that will take the load off your shoulders when you understand it. Here's why. Because of us think Christianity come in a do-it-yourself kit and we think well I got saved them so my job now is to try to be a better person to try to live the lie, like to try in the words of Spike Lee do the right thing. I will let you know the Bible says no you are not asked to try to be a godly person you know why because if we could be godly. Jesus would've never come. If we could pull off Christianity by ourselves. If you could just say you know what you just need to straighten up and act right. You just need to live life is made us live. You just need to stop stealing.

You just need to stop sexual sin. You just need to stop having bad and murmuring and bitterness and unforgiveness made the well we could all be forced to cut it out. Jesus would've stayed in heaven, but how many know he was having ups on that because you live life on hold power. If you held a gun on 9 June we can straighten up certain little area but you know if you try to defeat sin in your own power. It would be like trying to stop all AWOL and water is pouring through but with your fingers and play and and yet everywhere you can stop a big hole but the water goes to Sam would be if you were trying to live for God under your own strength and power. You really really work hard strength and try to do right in this one area of your life, but some other areas going to show that you're alienated from God and have no ability to reflect his nature will here's the good news. Jesus never asked you to try to muster the power to live the way he called you to live. You know what he asked us to do. He asked us to get to know him. Did you see what Peter said. He said God has given us the power to do three things we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him. If you and I will say Lord I want to get to know you deeply, personally, intimately, I want to talk with you so that your work is transferred into my life already becomes manifested in my life that will enable you to do what you can do by yourself and Peter knows this better than all of us because Peter knew what it was. I have a bad power for your remember you remember saying who just the guy told Jesus on the night that he was betrayed. I don't know why you pick somebody's disciples because they aren't the kind that can handle what's about to go down today knew that the forces were gathering an ample amount of time before Jesus was going to be apprehended and Peter. He is so out of touch. He's trying to console Jesus and Peter says look somebody spoke again right and leave you, Lord. I just thought you ought to know. I don't want to call of God. He's talking to God wrapped up in flesh.

I want you because God somebody's people are going to forsake you.

Because you picked the wrong but what you should've done this limitation is not in the text, but it's implied by his attitude.

What you should expect me to pick a better crowd and you picked he said but I got good news. Jesus although you got your back, I'm your man. When the goals that it'll be you and back to back end in our cells against every enemy. They will have a lot to be somewhere.

I'll be there to back with you, ready to bend your looked at him this assignment. Simon is a called him twice because he was probably still bragging. Simon, Simon, he said Satan has desired to sift you as wheat said, but I pray for you and my father did not allow you to be shaken up because the shakeup is actually going to do is when you are so competent when you think you can do everything I want you to do in your own power.

You mean the shakeup operator Hannah indicated, but you'll know in your heart that all of us later to a place where you had a power failure where your desire and your ability miles apart you to do God's will in a certain area of your life. You have the right to digest old people who hurt you.

You wanted to live like Marlene you stop, live did not take long for you, but in a crisis.

You had a power failure and which all Christians big and everything, and that's what happened. Peter not only denied Jesus but as Jesus predicted, he denied him 33 times. I don't know him related his hours. I don't know him. In fact, the Bible says on the third time he's that he didn't know the Lord power failure all but Jesus had promised.

Not that you want to shakeup provisioning the shakeup.

I pray that your faith wouldn't be separated from you that what would be shaken will be your self-confidence. I pray that your pride would be shaken.

I played that you would not know which way was up while but I also prayed that your faith wouldn't fail. I would let you know that if God let you go through a terrible time where you don't have the power you need. As long as God blesses you to hold on to your faith.

You can make it.

And Peter has a testimony that says I had a power failure, but my heart was with the Lord.

And so Jesus was arrested. Jesus was tortured all night the next day Jesus was hung on the cross between two common criminals. He died and later he rose again when he was again he said to the women go tell my disciples watch this and Peter to meet me in Galilee. He named him because he wanted to make sure if Peter thought he had disqualified himself.

He wanted them to be able to say no Jesus called you by name. Well, you know I blow it. I did all that Dragon and then I didn't know Jesus is coming, how many know God loves you will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard to listen to any pastor Paul's recent broadcast. Be sure to stop by Pastor anytime to listen on demand. That's Pastor

You can contact us for prayer or make a safe and secure donation to the ministry online is Pastor Paul with the rest of today's destined for victory message improvement so when I know you being redeemed because people how many know God loves you, he paid too much of a price throw you away. You have failed terribly but he says I've got a plane to give you power what it's through the knowledge of me not now talk you little bit about this word knowledge because this is the key to understanding the passage and this is the key to you and I tapping into the power of God so that you can live the life God called you to live. He said his knowledge of God.

Now the word knowledge is found a lot in the New Testament, and there are different Greek words that are translated knowledge.

That's why you can't just have an English translation.

You've got to have in your Bible study Library. Some tools that will help you design what was the intention in the original language because Greek, which is the language of the New Testament is a much more precise language than English English. We have words like knowledge that can mean a number of things we have words like love, you know that you mean a number of things. But when you look at the great one had just one word love you have filet all or you would have agape you see what I mean. You will have specific meanings, and then you can hold in on here is what the writer intended same thing would knowledge now the error is a word that means to know really and exactly. And this would be juxtaposed against some of the words translated knowledge that would mean to be acquainted with, or to know about. Let me give you a classic example, if you go to acts chapter 19. You will see that there was a story there of these fellows is one of the comical stories in your Bible. There is a story there are some fellows who decided they wanted to be exorcists because they had heard that the apostle Paul had the ability to do what Jesus had done which is the demons out of demonized people by the power of their words and by invoking in the case of Paul.

The name of Jesus.

Ask 19 verse 13 some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon possessed, they would say in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches I command you to come out seven sons of Steve of Jewish chief priests were doing this diversity one day the evil spirit answered them. They went up on the wrong fella one day evil spirit answered them, and what he said Jesus I know and all I know about, but who are you in this verse I want you to see that there are two classic examples of how the word knowledge is used differently.

On the one hand, the demon said Jesus I know Greek word the no skull and means I know him personally demons, no Jesus personally because when Jesus hung on the cross. Paul said when he wrote the church in Colossae.

Demon was polity what he wanted to do now.

He was subject to what wanted them to do because that call Jesus triumphant over every evil spirit. That is why you was a child of God, by the way don't have to take stuff off of the devil. If you will learn to walk in your body. When the devil tries to present in your life that which is not God's will. You don't have to go well. I gullible to do, but the main you when you are in Christ.

You can go and join the map so he won't get all why because of Jesus.

He said Jesus I know, no skull, it's the same that you find in second Peter accepted in second Peter would have a prefix that means to know exactly to know really what this is personal pan knowledge. Jesus, I know personally you want to tell me about Jesus. I know Jesus. It would be like you, knowing members of your family that you're very close to, if you're married, knowing your husband or wife, or if you know your children very intimately. I could no skull. I know them. I know what they'll do in certain situations. I know what they'll say I know what their values are.

I know what their weaknesses are. So you can say I know Paul Sheppard because you heard me preach came to the church and so you could go safe and and we met one day, but if you asked my wife does she know me should probably start Jacqueline because, like, well, how much time do you have see intimacy when you've been around long enough. Seeing them through a lot of different stances you have on knowledge that's far beyond the average person and you have friends who are the people you talking about and usually only know what they're talking about. That's the way you and I are encouraged to get to know Jesus. Get to know him so well that his power becomes yours that his divine nature bleeds over into your life that you walk with him so closely you just dispense you because you are available to him through a living relationship Jesus I know, but the demon and ask 19 also talked about knowledge once it came to Paul and he said Paul I know about. I know about this particular demon and this man had never run in the park. Personally, but had heard of his reputation.

The demons new human food.

Paul see in the end in the world. So we all don't understand that the spiritual world is as real as the natural impact of God will open their eyes and let us see into the spiritual world right thing so we all would be about to hear if you can see what's going on in please angels guarding over this service demons trying to get people in the other thing to consider demons plotting for you and in different areas of your life if you can see them all over in the corner and was relieved when Turk we need to meet her at the house.

Does your big by not letting you see closely how can you handle a horror movie, you know you can handle being what is the good news they know whether you walk in authority and even if a particular demon has never met you personally.

This let you know your reputation can procedure you can walk so that demons in your community demons in your family, hang around your family. That is no Jan, no I said that demons hanging around your family, but bacon, no. She's the most prayerful one in this man, she walked with God. He believes the word he stands in faith. She walks in the park they can know you and I would suggest you ask God to let you have a level of relationship with him until you have a reputation in hell until demons know when you because you walk with God and spiritual authority. And here's my point.

You can know about Jesus or you can know Jesus. And it makes a world of difference. And I want to encourage. If you need power, God's got power.

If you leave victory God's got victory if you need the ability to things God's call to his divine power has made that available to you, but it's through the knowledge of him, not the knowledge about him he can say what I know about Jesus because I've been going to church well yeah you come to church and learn about Jesus you've got to say Lord I want to know you from self not only in the forgiveness of my sins elsewhere begin but now I want to know how you walk with me day by day. I want to know more how you give me power to hold my toe. All we commented that not in this message I want to know how you'll give me the power to be nicer to people that I know how you'll give me the power to have control in areas well right now I don't have any through the knowledge of Jesus. You and I Peter says we can tap into divine power and be partaker of God's divine nature. It's through the knowledge of God. I would encourage you to go before the Lord in prayer. In the say Lord I want to go on a quest to get to know I want to get to know you and I want to get to know you and how you will make my life correspond with your Lord, I will rest until I have an exact thorough knowledge of who you are and what you thanks so much for being here for today's suggestion for victory message entitled proof it before we leave today just this quick reminder is our way of saying thanks for your generous donation would like to send you a book called 30 days to taming, worry and anxiety written by Deborah Smith the K this book is a great resource to help you discover how to deal with the stress. Life often brings our way. That's 30 days to taming, worry and anxiety.

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