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January 11, 2021 7:00 am
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Sales presence on earth where more and lost, destroy and where thieves break in and steal for yourselves treasures in heaven watch verse 21 keepers for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Jesus said show me your wallet. Show me your bank account how children your heart hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd wherever you are and how we may be listening.
Thanks for spending part of your day with us today we come to a subject that might make you nervous stewardship. Let me put your mind at he would. God talks about your treasure is trying to do something for you not take something from you. Today's message is straight ahead, stay right here or visit pastor Paul.net to listen anytime on demand. That's pastor Paul.net you can also download the podcast at A podcast or wherever you go to get yours now is Pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message. It will be so worth it just meant you just need you to do just it just my attitude to all the time you have the fleshly moment where you don't need to be up around people that are days that the best thing I can do is stay away from folks, this is not my day for you, but if I know is that I really don't want to be out there flaunting how wrong I am on a particular day for you to get somewhere by yourself that day for you to pray and meditate, but also praise and worship music, as always. Come get me together right now is not going well but take responsibility. Those that you just came up for me on the wrong day know you were presented on the wrong day go somewhere. Jesus would go to pray that were days when the masses come to him. I need to commune with the father that he doesn't tell us all why does that, but no you get a loan to commune with God. You also get a loan because this is not my day for you all understand there is a Christian moment, but right now be like Christ and I'm withdrawing from people is only opening the only way you can prove that you spiritually that you always accessible. You better hurry up and learn.
That is not proof of anything but you mean well, but that's not God's way. They are days where the answering machine does all the talking for you and don't rely on your answering machine. I have to say that constantly could not call people they just align beat the band. This is so and so I'm not home please leave your name be the Paul I'm going home. She just told me you are what you don't own up on the machine that's not being a follower of Jesus. Jesus did Ohio. He is be like me, you call the shepherds house. It is not time for you is what you reach the shepherd resident please leave your name, phone number and the message God bless you through his leave your name, phone number, a message God bless you be guided you only give me looking at the phone trying to help somebody give me looking at the phone with me.
Let me know is not you move day is all that means I love you all, but this is not show day and learn when it's not somebody's day don't expose yourself to them because they don't catch you in the role is not a good idea. So tell the truth when you communicate with people to reach you all day yesterday message you give you elation, answering the God you somewhere somewhere I could been home go to bed now. Whatever we have to learn following Jesus means turning over your assets your associations your actions and your tubes, but in the case of this young man let me focus for little bit on assets because that was his case.
I want to execute this passage and I want to help all of us. Even if you don't have your money yet.
So we all believe in.
For more anybody like me, believe in the morning. You have right now I need you to get this straight. Find out what the Bible teaches. Jesus said in Matthew six beginning at verse 19. Do not let up for yourselves treasures on earth, where more and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Watch verse 21 keepers for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also cause right there matter.
Jesus said show while it show me your bank account how children your heart, your heart is tied up Jesus said in the way you handle your money.
It's a direct indication now. Jesus said that I will believe him not to Kim about money you cared about.
He just said it's an indication of where your heart is when I see what you spend it all on I see your heart when you are broke and still trying to ride like you got some I'm seeing your heart I will misappropriate what God gave me in order to impress others, I will misappropriate in order to act like I am worth a lot when I'm really not worth much, because I'm not spending enough time on the inside.
I'm just trying to live like a bowler, so we all not even sensible. What you're trying to be a bowler if you want to be a ball at least do it right, you can strive for mastery, but do it honestly doing honestly doing the right way to be a bowler in debt. That makes no sense. So I just got I just like to drive a certain way, that's fine, but you can drop a certain way you live a certain way after you drive a new car in used-car season and be in the will of God, showing that your heart is not willing to delay gratification for those things that give God glory. Well, I'm not a tiger because I can't afford to time, let's look at your spending and see why you think it's okay to rob God. You do know that Malachi said to Robin God when you refuse to give your time. He called you a robber stickup person you jacking God and so you can afford to obey God. I can afford obey God.
And if you've got yourself in a situation where you have more debt and you don't know how to get out of it help you they are financial ministries that will help you get out of debt. We got people right here in our church to be in debt and in the meantime, you need to get God generously and I'm not unreasonable.
Some people who can't go from giving next to nothing to get a tie in faith if you can.
You should if you can't quite get you there. No pastor there be cut off my lights everything about give time right now but I hear you and I want to be a tiger so will give as much as I can while I'm still working this plan to get out of debt. I'm not your job so I'm not going to condemn you, but do as generously as you can with the prayer Lord here. Every time I liquidate one of my my debts. Lord help me to increase my giving to the kingdom. While I'm decreasing my debt he got have a plan for that. You don't do that by accident just like you can get out of debt by accident. You can get blessed by accident.
You have to be intentional and did not indent and had to be intentional installing generously. I'm not telling you what I think I'm telling you what I've lived what I've experienced in seeing God take me from debt to know that is my house and I pray the Lord will help me to get that one done, but you need to understand God will get you the master got to show him seeking him listening to destined for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California right back with the second half of today's message state to if you haven't already, be sure to download our free mobile app and listen to destined for victory wherever you go.
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Contact us for prayer or even take notes on Pastor Paul's messages so the be there the next time you tune in to search destined for victory in your app store and downloaded today absolutely free will in the kingdom of God. There's always blessing on the other side of sacrifice. Think about that principle. As you listen to the rest of today's message. It will be so once again here's pastor Paul sought to say why can't jump from where I am to give and choose infuse all way up to a tie pass. I wish I could but my faith won't get me that your faith will get you that you need to go obey God immediately, but if you're not I'm not saying there's no hope for you increase your giving make it as generous as you can with the intention of every year at least every year. No less than every 12 months. Your giving when I'm given 4% now actually calculate see what you see a whole lot of lot of themselves give generously. You don't cholesterol your envelope with the past by your friend to do it as generous $14 you need to calculate it is what I make. Some people say what gross and net I'm not going to hassle with you about that. First of all what you make is the gross what the government took lead you to the net. But just because the government took this as a front of me you didn't make it oh so my hates this not skip the rich young role a message because I'm trying to get you blessed. That's why God made sure you heard this, you make the gross government takes as a flock you can live in some countries that have no federal income tax.
There are countries on the planet. What you gross is what you have to take USA did not want him, but the menu did not earn it, but I'm not going hassle with you. If you tithe on my net I I'm not going hassle with you, but you need to make sure you know what your giving percentagewise Adam everything you gay Adam everything you gave last year at it all up and then say now look at your W-2, that's what you may gross and if you insist on being in that giver than okay. Michael hassle with you. I live Jesus the look at what you may gross or net and compare it to what you gave and do the calculation of my calculator not working your smart phone will do it for you. I made $67,000 last year. I had a gave $2000 last year 2000 was you tied it would. You would've made 20 you made 67 will just trying to help you if you get mad that you need to surrender to Jesus. Jesus said don't lay up treasures on earth, lay him up in heaven. What is he mean by they do mean you can have a bank account. He simply meaning your priority has to be heaven focused what does God want me to do with this money, that's what I Leah I am best and what's important to God about my life and about his kingdom. Amen.
Somebody he said. For where your heart is that your treasure is, then skip down to verse 24 there in Matthew's gospel chapter 6 verse 24 Jesus says no one can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon's. It was Mammon see how know what that means. I'm about to take. It means riches.
You can't serve God and your money. Priority for those who have riches, riches for those that don't have reduced your desire to have riches can't become your Lord, now let me just clarify. He is insane. You can have money. He said you can't serve it like it's your master.
The Bible is not against money don't listen to people who don't read the Bible lower payments into the bile kebabs and money is the root of all kind. Many times, that money is the lead of all evil. No fluff that you don't know for fact, let me give you the fact first Timothy chapter 6 verse 10 for the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, not the money.
What is the full servant. It's just a horrible master well so all good purposes.
All money can be a blessing.
Paul said, but if you saw him as a result of love and he says have strayed from the faith in their greediness and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. It is the blind pursuit of it that the Bible is against. It's not the pursuit of making a good living is the pursuit of dishonoring God while you do it now.
Skip down to verse 17 of first Timothy six so Paul says command those who are rich, meaning there rich people in why would Paul say commandos that are rich rich people in the kingdom back. You are because you making good money. That same if you be a blessing for more millionaires in the kingdom will then say I want to help pass the Paul process gospel today and will be a champion for his ministry destined for mystery so we can raise what the word of God. Do you know I'm plan for you because they let me preach on because they like me that due to the stations doing because I can pay the bills and I can only pay the bills of people come alongside and part you understand what I'm saying.
So he says command those who are rich riches in the problem but he said make sure they're handling it right. Commandos are rich in this present age not to be horny I should look at your face and know you got money. Look at how haughty he or she knows all up in their looking all prim and self-assured, stuck up a single who cared him so that another bike with some of the richest people around us, you would leave no bottom clothes they wear. I got a couple rich friend, some of whom don't own a decent soup because they don't care about that millennial millionaires and billionaires, have you noticed them not to seek all these social media moguls in an old that that started in college and built themselves up, not a billionaires and all that you see them with $2000 suits $2000 to four on Meet the Press you by my soup. I'm impressed you by my bank account and they don't have to somewhere number the T-shirt seen one of the don't want you sit T-shirt like bra. The schism with some buttons.
They don't care moneywise that I can. I don't have money command them not to be haughty mixing he says nor to trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.
See, it's what you trust is it's one thing to have it. It's another thing for it to have you to the point you trusted and he says you gotta put your trust in God. No matter how much you have a don't because God is the one who gives richly to all, and when he gives it to gets to enjoy what you honor him in the process leading to good if you got money do good with it. Be rich in good works, ready to give willing to share stories yourselves a good foundation for the time to come that they may hold on to eternal life.
That's God's will for you. So start practicing that stuff now when you don't have it. Make sure you not haughty, get your attitude together. Get your priorities together get your giving together and now you're in a position where God can bless you.
I have told Donald a number of occasions I have passed the poverty test over the different stages of my life. I passed the poverty test. I was a tither when I had mixed I was a tither when we just got married and I was brand-new associate past my pastor who was my dad was so busy trying to prove to the church that I wouldn't get preferential treatment as his new associate pastor.
So the way he decided to prove that is to cause me to be broke trustees were trying to give me a raise. We want to encourage the young pansies got a new new wife and all that we newly married only having start our family and trustees trying to hook me up because you are the devil is alive and he got really funny by the Lord. He later told me I was trying to make sure you one in ministry for what you could get out of. I want to make sure you were in ministry for which you could give because I knew that if you write if you saw the right God would look at you and he would open the window of heaven living under an open heaven now because my daddy said make sure ministry for what you can get what you do. Jesus said whoever is faithful in little will be faithful in much.
It's a foreshadowing of the blessing God wants to give all those were faithful in what they already have. So if you're listening today. You want to trust God to take you to the next big thing start by doing the next small thing that's kingdom living in that kind of lifestyle will always lead you to your ultimate destiny in Christ now.
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