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It's a Wonderful Life, Part 3

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December 21, 2020 7:00 am

It's a Wonderful Life, Part 3

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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December 21, 2020 7:00 am

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The vision but when you have a vision you're saying the end what you don't see is what you will have to go through between here and the fulfillment of the vision and that's what misses a whole lot of people not hello and thanks for being here for this Monday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard always glad to have you with us. Well, if you've seen the movie it's a wonderful life you know how the story ends. It's a happy ending but it took a lot of pain and misery. To get there real life works the same way, which is why we need to have genuine faith in God to get us through.

We also need something else, and pastor Paul shares that with us next. Stay right here or down the podcasts on that's modify or wherever you get your podcast and stay tuned after the message with pastor Paul joins me for a studio in California. But first, there is pastor Paul Sheppard with today's Destin for victory message. It's a wonderful life.

I want to tell you anything that God wants to do in your life. Don't bother trying to figure it out or understand it. Just go with the revelation of God being God and let him show you how great and how powerful you would notice. She went to Elizabeth's house. Notice where she did go she didn't go to Joseph's house. She needs to be married to Joseph. Joseph is a young man a young man of integrity and all that he has not touched her sexually. They have done right as a couple and all that but she doesn't hear from Gabriel and go to Joe's house so you all are not going to advance to God's purpose for your life until you stop talking to the generals in your life. So me always waiting to get Joe to figure this out to Joe to understand that the Joe to cosign it.

In that conversation she calls to Joe's house. From Gabriel to another woman pregnant with purpose to go to Joe who have no revelation what so ever already knows he want to marry her.

He put a ring on it. That's all. Joe knows he put a ring on so I imagine her had she gone to his house and said not sure how to tell you this, but here goes.

This two things you need to know number one I'm pregnant. Number two God did it go exactly anybody you can give us on me. I'm bring in modern times. I don't understand see she was going to weigh so when you are pregnant when you go somewhere and get built in the things of God first before you have to come back and deal with the realities of your world straight to the reality that have been built up in problem you know on this journey six. She took some stuff. In fact, she can help you think about this. So when Mary began to experience morning sickness print experience some of that very early on weeks into the pregnancy. Elizabeth can walk her through that girl. I know what that's like and she said she could see and you know morning all over this divine pregnancy thing. But it's worse when you when when this divine and about the language of faith and know that when you have from God, and it results from God.

The process to get to the sea. Everybody loves a vision. But when you have a vision you're seeing the end what you don't see is what you will have to go through between here and the fulfillment of the vision and that's what misses a whole lot of people that they see the great vision, but when they began walking the journey. They said no. I told about these trials and tribulations, and told me how mad folk will be at know Mike told me how broke I was going be and nobody told me how impossible this thing so she goes to her cousin and cousin can talk to her about something mammaries not showing physically what she's been built up spiritually. Now she going to stay there three months, and the fact of the matter is, she won't leave until she is showing, but she right now not showing can talk to somebody who is showing six months pregnant with John the Baptist. She's already got a revelation from God.

In fact, did you notice she called her on the spot. She hasn't heard from Mary about the encounter with Gabriel, but because of the Holy Spirit revelation, did you see what she said. She said but why is it granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me and tell her she was the mother of the more but I she said the Holy Ghost just said you're going to bear the son of God, and I don't see how I got favored to be able to have this personal time with you. This is showing us that when you talk to the right people when no one else understands folk who have walked the walk of faith will not only understand but they will be able to build you up and strengthen you on the journey you are about to take. So you have something in your heart that God wants you to do your not sure how you're going to pull it off. It doesn't make a whole Lotta since you don't have a lot of questions answered in your mind and your heart.

Don't worry about any of that. Just make sure you get with the right company.

Some of you need to examine your inner circle.

Now I'm not telling you to kick people out of your life necessarily, although if you have a few for me to go Mr. Stark. You will get somewhere in life and with people who are going nowhere, who are probably going nowhere the kind I'm talking about people not only going anywhere they are very happy and very content that they're going nowhere and then wondering why you think you supposed to go somewhere professional bombs, professional you got some in your extended family, extended family, not in your household not in your house, but in your family and do some here in the service, probably on your road as somebody who is a professional bum going nowhere.

Don't plan to go anywhere. Life is good.

What's the problem was old so what I got a cell phone and no job so what I got. Designer clothes that I didn't pay for that matter, is there are some people who are proud to be going nowhere. Then there some on the phone cord going somewhere, but all their dreams are things they themselves control. In fact, they will let the Lord lead them outside of their sphere of control.

There some people who can only do the predictable. Only do that that has been well thought through and has been planned and I know how I'm going to get from here to there. Fact of the matter is when God gets in your business sometimes you going to tell you to do something that on no level makes any sense. But if it's God. He alone can get you from where you are to where you are supposed to be.

Thus, let me introduce the last point, now pick it up the next time she stays with her until Elizabeth is ready to give birth, so when she gets to Elizabethtown. She's six months pregnant with John the Baptist. By the time Mary leaves she's nine months. She's about to deliver.

Elizabeth is and Mary now is three months, which means she is showing about a get that. So Elizabeth is about to deliver and Mary now has that little pot.

She's three months and she's got go back home. When she left home. She had a flat stomach, now three months later she got the little pot when she get back, but I don't know but was get back by going though. See, when God speaks to you. You have to tell what's going to happen, but given enough time and enough on the journey of faith, and after a while people will tell you what's happening and so that's the time we're at now three months after this presentation, she is three most pregnant head back home and Elizabeth is about to give birth. That leads me to point number six and trust God the things you can't control coming right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California just this quick reminder, you can listen to this program. More recent programs on that's Pastor We also find plenty of great resources in our online store.

Now let's rejoin Pastor Paul for the second half of today's destined for victory message.

It's a wonderful life when God is at work in your life. He hasn't asked you for your opinion about how this is going. I got many words from God. Over the years and I walked with him I've gotten many words from him. He has never yet asked me to figure out how he's going to pull this thing off and so you'll have to get it. I'm only in your world, your smart some of you are even finding yourself from time to time as the smartest person in the world.

Sometimes that happens, depending on who's in the room sometimes on the smartest person inyou don't pretend to be humble. I want honesty. How many of you have been in a setting where is your ground you say about the artist person of been raised a hand that would be right to say that she would sound conceited. I just asked you to tell the truth. There times when you say I'm smarter than all of these will therein lies the problem. Because God is going to put you in some places through his revelation was movements in your life you have to trust but you can't control. You gotta trust what he's doing, but he won't let you control it at all. Mary's gotta take her pot back to town. When a person is that and you know you know how full do they talk without words, their eyes their eyes a rolled in neck will get to moving some time as a voice in that noise that mean that of all the so-called holy people to be so spiritual.

That's why you can't trust the church folk some Fogo. She's gotta trust God when she gets back home.

I came to tell some of you. You gotta learn to trust God with where you are and where he's taking you and quit trying to figure it out before you go.

Sometimes God will do you like Abram Hill said get up and go and he won't even tell you where to just start walking guide you as you go and scary stuff because we all want a full plan. Lord, I need you to send me old detailed description where I'm going. Why am going there what the best route is how long the journey is going to be my don't run into on the way.

How would you go find Ms. while I'm making this change was you got all nation and God hostage. As soon as you Lord, I will be happy to you.

I'm not saying right now go but I will check it out and I will be happy to let you know I came to tell somebody.

God is not giving you that form. He's not anything you want go. You go to Sacramento State registrations are intelligible to tell you any way for you to go and you want the business plan when he told me to start our charts again. I said okay so I can't leave I want to leave California just saying stay in California right okay so I guess I can go to Sacramento and tell them I will start a church and the Lord said nothing else for me to go to Sacramento. May we help you please fill it out. On the way.

I had to say we call it something I said we can call it destiny Christian Fellowship and then I found out there's so many destinies in the second to distinguish this one from others. Destiny Christian Fellowship bay area Inc. and it's okay. We got a run to the computer make sure it is none else like that ran it through. Now you will be the only one so I know what the name fits. He didn't say congratulations because he knew the name that I had to have a meeting a few dozen people have said, if you will start a church, passed in 2010. If you will start a church you've always been a pastor, still a pastor and Faye got what brought you through, but if you go start a church here in California. Let us know what we want to be part of, and so those 30 some people who have said that I contacted them and said okay we need to have a meeting and one of them said, I'll host the meeting great hosted the meeting met and told him about destiny Christian Fellowship bay area where I don't know requesting the same I'll know one word will know when you walk in my face and you don't even bother separating out the word will know I said but we going to do it so I called. I got a number from the IRS that will identify now had the paperwork from Sacramento. I went to the bank and say we will start this ministry here is the paperwork they need to see Sacramento paperwork and they needed to see okay. All right.

We'll let you get out I will let you start a bank account and how much you opening with Homo pulled out my checkbook personal funds. Why because there is no church, no offers to help you about your life.

Gotta lead you, give you what and not give you the how and you just get out there and say Lord, I'm trusting.

I don't understand it, so Meredith and I went into own funds. We start this thing.

Faith and sit Lord blessed me with some money and we said all right. 9900 is going to open up the church's account and the other hundred because we set aside 10,000 9900, open the general account and say we don't have a missions so we don't have $100 in the missions and when offerings come in will take 10% of everything that comes put it make sure we given out and not just taken in see sometimes God will prove you when you don't have much to see if you qualify for more and I'm here to tell you the reason why am preaching in this building is because there are not folk who got under the burden of that vision and begin to so we didn't have a building when we so they just started sewing by faith, giving ties when I didn't know where they were going to where we will meet or anything like that. We hopped around for almost a year. All these hotels and pay all this crazy money for buildings, we would never have an interest in, because God said, tell somebody when you are with them. I have to learn to trust with the things you can't control. Thanks so much for being here for today's destined for Victor message. It's a wonderful life as promised. Pastor Paul Sheppard is joining the studio to talk about a special thank you gift. He wants to share with you are destined for Victor listeners. This is always very important time for ministries like destined for victory, but especially this year. With all that we've experienced a great thank you gift for all those who can make their very best gift this month is a great and timely message from you and son DVD is called refocused. So tell me about this until recently I was going to present a very different message for our year-end gift and it was going to be a good one, but as the year began to wrap up.

I was experiencing some things and I went to the Lord said, Lord, I need you to help me get my focus back in order and as I processed and prayed and the Holy Spirit spoke to me. I ended up thinking you know what this isn't just for my benefit.

I need to share this with my audience and as a result, I have recently decided to change that message and I'm presenting a message entitled, refocused that is going to help people work through the challenges that have been born out of this pandemic and some of the frustrations we've all experienced and I'm giving three very practical steps as to how we need to address these matters.

You know I'm learning in my life these days that emotional health is every bit as important as physical and spiritual health.

And so this message is going to help. I think a lot of people and I trust that donors this month will not only be a blessing to us through their generous gifts, but they will be blessed by hearing me unpack this theme and help us all get ourselves refocused. As we look ahead to the year to come.

I think you a great reminder Pastor Paul and this is the best time for all of us to begin thinking that way as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ and get ready for a brand-new year will send you this copy of Pastor Paul's DVD message refocus when you request it with your best gift right now. That's refocus a DVD message from Pastor Paul in our gift to you by request your most generous gift destined for victory today. Call 855-339-5500 to give over the phone or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to destined for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. When you are pregnant with divine purpose. You can't talk to any old body because not a lot of people can handle what God is saying to you what God is doing in you don't expect everybody in your claim to understand it. That's next time and Pastor Paul Sheppard's message. It's a wonderful life until then. Remember he who began a good working you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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