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Prayer Matters, Part 2 (cont'd)

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January 15, 2021 7:00 am

Prayer Matters, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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January 15, 2021 7:00 am

Why it's so important to make prayer normative in our daily living; some benefits of prayer; based on Acts 10, Luke 18:1-8, and other passages.

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God when so that you can follow right charts right fellowship. The power of God and so got serious about this.

So you have to make sure your horizontal relationships are well managed. If a brother or sister in Christ, sins against you, how should you respond. Find out next on this Friday edition of Destin for victory. Thanks for stopping by. The Bible is a step-by-step easy to follow guidelines about what to do when a fellow believer in Christ is done, you are defined in Matthew chapter 18 today.

Pastor Paul Sheppard takes you there as you follow along. Pay special attention this timeless truth from God's word.

Your relationship life can have a profound effect on your prayer life. Today's message is coming right up. Remember you can always visit Pastor to listen on demand. Pastor, doubtless join Pastor Paul for today's testing for victory message prayer matters do not talk to other people about your offender when you haven't talk to your offender about him or herself. That's what Jesus and they hear you. You say you find one or two others that by the mouth of two or three every witness will be established. What is that mean so I will try to talk to you and you don't hear me, but we need to get this together because I'm a friend of mine trying to work this through, so that you will hinder my relationship with God. So I go I wanted to others so that they are now three people who are trying to tell you the same thing you go find two or three. Now don't go find your two best friends. All I'm trying to help you all your witnesses be in your buddies trying to get her to understand.

Go find one or two objective people can trust. Go find a leader or somebody with you, but perhaps a spiritual relationship with both the go find somebody who is in love with neither one of you, but they do want to see the truth prevail what I want to see the will of God done in both of your lives. That's like you can find anybody else go to your leaders and say hey would you sit with me. I'm trying to get something reconciled get something worked and find somebody who is trustworthy and make sure that they are the witness and then they can hear the two of you and they can give some counsel and it goes on to say that even if that doesn't work, take charge. What is he trying to say because we have with one another. We can have these jointed functional things going on in charge and see the power of God, will not follow what you got junk that's dealt with God. When people get so that you can follow right charts right fellowship ministry there is no breakage of the power of God and so got serious about this.

So you have to make sure your horizontal relationships are well managed and just a quick word. I will turn to this bulimic essay in first Peter three husband you're told. Make sure you're in sync with you why you want God to hear your prayers that your prayers be not hindered is the language that Peter uses to make sure you dwelling which life according knowledge and that to the best of your ability. You are in sync. Now you have disagreements and all that but agree. However, you can so that there's no spiritual breakage. If you can pray with your spouse is wrong and you need to figure out what it is and get it straight.

God not trying to hear your plan separately and you can come together and pray that just came to study my notes if you need dictate that don't try to be a spiritual wonder at church and not speaking at home coming hit him. I pray the Lord God bless you give people words of knowledge and encouragement all discussed one more reference to the Old Testament, which is what is referred to here in James five, after he tells us the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous avails much.

By the way, the righteous, please understand how righteousness comes from our standing in Christ, my righteousness is first positional and then it becomes experiential. You are a sinner first by nature and been by nurture were born in sin shaped in iniquity. So were sinners.

First, by nature, but will grow up as were growing up we start learning to practice sin so your syllabi nature then by nurture how you righteous first by nature he imputes his righteousness to me. I first positional, righteous, and then he teaches me. That's what you walk is about learning how to live in righteousness because God is not trying to have you be one the saints who glibly sends on a regular basis where you know God forgives. Yeah, we know he forgives, but you're not supposed to be given him something different to forgive everyday no no that's that's presuming upon the grace of God. Remember grace. I talked about it often. Grace has two aspects to it. One is it is that unmerited favor. We love talk about the unmerited favor that is grace.

God gives you favor, and you don't even deserve it.

Yes, thank God for that grace. But according to Titus two. Grace also has another function that is teaching us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and deliver soberly, righteously, and godly in this simple don't want that part of grace I just want him to keep all blessed my mess not going do it and so you have to learn that righteousness is first by position, and then by experience. First, by nature, and then by nurture if you're not nurturing righteousness in your life you have a right to question whether you even know the Lord that you know is that you can send without conviction, and so he says the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous that you if you're truly in Christ that avails much. And then look at verse 17 of James five minute wrap up this message without that I get on some other aspects of prayer in the coming messages verse 17 James five, Joe was a man with a nature like ours and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

Was he referencing he's referencing first Kings 17.

I will turn to it in the interest of time, let me just talk you through it. God sends Elijah to a God's people is so out of order number one because he married the wrong sister had married the sister called Jezebel you only reach about what you know that's a problem Jezebel in your Bible you Jezebel enough to know that that's not a positive thing. When somebody is referred to as a Jezebel.

Well here is the King of God's people married to Jezebel in the kidneys to be king of righteousness, the king, that honors God and obeys his work instead of that he has married his sister who was really running thing.

He might be the king but she's in charge. She was not sure what their marriage is like that whatever he was handed a homeowner what it is not whatever you are on the net where I needed to go stay with us were only about halfway through today's testing for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor at destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help Esther Paul share the gospel all over the world as we find ourselves still fighting her way through a seasonal uncertainty.

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Then the Lord sends them by the brook and the drinks brought the book God has ravens feed him because this is a drought. Now and so the prophet is eaten, and he sent me about it and he hangs out there for quite a while but eventually the brook dries up. I came to tell you if your brook dries up, don't panic until you remind yourself that I serve the same God of Elijah and just because of dries up and take care of me.

God will do whatever you take care of me and so you gotta believe God believe God when your resource dries up when your job goes away believe God when your company folds believe God when Joe is as much about you as he did about Elijah what happens. The brook dries up.

That's the natural provision is now gone temporarily, the natural resources gone and the Raven stopped flying in his meals because you don't ravens that was the original door the original door that has minimal profit and one day the brook dried up, and finally it goes to can't drink anymore and that same day the Raven stuff lining and you know how Elijah would head if you rate a little late today all is God is shifting your resource that you sent me I get up go to Sarah Beth is a little they are not commanded her verse I commanded ravens the feed you now barrel up that assignment have now commanded a widow to feed you why because she's gotta get a blessing and she can only get her blessing through obedience so we send our guy don't have time to walk you through that reposting something to get you and God, saying, feed me first when Obama signed the fee in the midst of feed me first preachers show up at your place. You hardly got a note for your self and preacher Paul about the choice of grabbing all robust man combusted up at my house know that was selfish. That was God testing her obedience and she passed the test for the man to God, the Lord supernaturally provided when your brook dries up. Don't worry because God will provide. Just make sure you are doing what he's told you to do and he will get you through your tough time not ask Dr. 17 but the Lord after the year. The Lord sends Elijah now back to Ahab to say okay now what you got to say now that you see what God will do if you don't get in the center. His will.

Long story short, there has to be a showdown between Elijah the prophet of God and the false prophets of Bill that Ahab and Jezebel have been connected with all this time and God says eyes it's time for me to show up prophet go and call amount that he called about read first Kings 18 when you get a chance. He was under the anointing downright cocky called them up on the mountain now and see God and he told the proper the bail we don't have a sacrifice God by fire. That's the God that we are to serve you go to store if you read it, they prepared the altering the sacrifice. All that and they start calling on their false God he's cocky when there's no doubt know, just cocky under the anointing. The Bible, so they start themselves trying to make answer and when there was no answer and no bleeding and Elijah said alright, now it's my turn with my God and he said now the sacrifices here, but that's too easy to pour water buckets and buckets of water as a bonfire have to deal with that he was on the water and he calls on the God of heaven and earth by fire, water, and then he said don't let those false prophets escape gentlemen killing why because that day before Christ. The only way the deal would soon destroy the center.

Be glad you under grace. Now here's my point this out James that he's a man just like us when all of chapter 18 first Kings 19 Jezebel has heard that the prophets are slain about what happened on the top of the mountain and she said made a God do to me. And even worse. By this time tomorrow. Elijah is not the she put out a contract on a profit. Now you would think with all that anointing that he had the day before, calling down fire all that, knowing that you get that just contract on you would think he would say tell her that she planned to be burnt up. She better leave me alone, and the hitman who show up better leave me alone what you would think, knowing it would think he's just spiritual power is the contract you he's all right. Let me know how you know my name is Colby and human. Sometimes we just don't understand that your personal way of doing things can change and fluctuate circumstantially.

God's not done what you just call sometimes your humanity gets in the way, see sometimes some of you all think you give yourself a grade depending on how blessed you think you are, how anointed you think you are how obedient you been in you got understand. Yes, God calls us to obedience. Yes, God calls us to walk in faith, but there are times when you are walking in strong faith and there are times when you are struggling in weekly. There are times when you can believe God for crazy miracles and there are other times when you say Lord please help me just to get through another day. First Kings 19 say Lord, go to sleep.

Don't let me wake up here, go to sleep. Just take me only in your presence and when he woke up in their Lord will be done with this chart chart you can take yourself off duty commanding officer on the only one that can take you off duty and so what the Lord was to tell you what it was food. He's in the wilderness now and looks over and he sees hybrid and cold water, God who can gossip eat because I'm about to send you on a journey and you will need to strafe you were trying to get God to cooperate with your plans. Please understand he has no interest in your plans he's interested in his plan. Life is what matters. Gotta learn to walk in obedience. Quit trying to get God to give you a grace pack for the next year of your life. There is no grace anointing that will last a year. His comes in daily increments. Give us this day our daily bread. Mercy is available morning by morning. I've often said when you're up late at night, I can make it another day. Go to sleep I been there hello I cannot do this that I can't do this go to sleep. All that means is you ran out of that days grace I Mean I Was Not a Grace and Mercy for the Day Yourself Able to Load a Book in Your House and Eat All Y'all Understand Is One out for the Day.

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