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Developing a Lifestyle of Faith, Part 5 (cont'd)

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February 12, 2021 7:00 am

Developing a Lifestyle of Faith, Part 5 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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February 12, 2021 7:00 am

An insightful series of messages on practical ways to build a faith-driven life; learning from key Old Testament patriarchs what it means to live by faith; based on Hebrews 11.

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The traits of parents become the children he seen his daddy unquestionably follow God and now he has his first chance to and what a first son. God want you to get on the hello and welcome to this Friday addition of Destin for victory with Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California.

Thanks for spending part of your day with us in our last broadcast. Pastor Paul told us how Abraham blessed the next generation by sharing his life story. Not only with his son Isaac, but with others who were close to him today. Pastor Paul shares yet another way in which Abraham blessed the next generation is a message about inconceivable sacrifice unwavering faith and about God's willingness to redeem our past mistakes. Stay with us here or visit Pastor to listen on demand any time.

That's Pastor you can also listen to or subscribe to the Destin for victory podcast modify or wherever you get your podcasts right now is doing. Pastor Paul for today's message developing a lifestyle of if you be the generation following. We have to leave them in an example of.

I haven't always gotten right, but let me tell you what I learned about God help me go to like about ungodly things, all things are part of your testimony do not everything is sin or not sin sometimes is not a matter of said makes sense, the way a lot of families are in debt that make sense is not that you and send on the hail on the him needlessly broke stupidly keep on getting the you finally see when you use a functional family padded back in debt.

Not ungodly but certainly on and so if you're going to mentor the next generation in the things of God.

God is concerned about the Bible talks a lot about our finances more is mentioned about money in the New Testament than about heaven or hell combined because you get right with God you get right with Christ you walk with him. You're going to heaven question if you don't go broke off or broke. I'm sorry wealthy or brutal, and that depends on how much generational blessing has been passed on and part of that blessing is teaching you and showing you what God wants you to do with your money and so he blessed his son, first by his testimony. Isaac knew Abraham story good and bad. You're blessed when you're able to observe people and you get to the place where you can honor their strength, while acknowledging their weakness.

See some of you all all you so when your family was soon as somebody does something dishonorable or show their clay feet shows their weakness, then you'll discard them and disrespected. No, you'll never be blessed trying to wait till people are perfect before you give them honor. Never, never, never. You have to learn how to see him for all that they are and honor them for who God has made them to be.

You have to be willing to be like Noah's sons who caught dead in a bad situation and make it because I didn't want to dishonor him they were willing to go find something to cover him getting water comes in. Lord have mercy. Look at daddy can't tell me some. They all knew that this is a man God grabbed backward as they covered him so bad they didn't look upon his nakedness talk to anything like that. Don't talk about one another and run one another down and called the no good and sometimes you walk backwards and cover it up with this man gave his kids the gift of transparency. It's a gift you give the family if you walk in them the blessings of the Lord, you have to give those who influence the blessing of seeing you for who you are and have been and how God has brought you and God is matured, you knew that he was blessed you just saw. Genesis 24 what the man was blessed by God himself to be done with Abraham is God never be done when somebody God's not done with. Because I can and Christian overseas corporate ungodly and we all know that a bareboat he gave the gift of his testimony.

Number two, not only by disclosing his testimony but he blessed the next generation by number two, demonstrating his faith. He demonstrated his faith. What I mean by that Isaac got the chance to see God bless him, as his daddy Abraham walk by faith Isaac was there when God showed himself to be Jehovah genre. Remember Genesis 22, when God waited until Isaac is growing up Ishmael and Hagar have long been cast out of the family and now here is Abraham enjoying the sun of the promises son of blessing. And somewhere, perhaps when he was either a late teenager, or in his early 20s. We don't know the age.

A lot of these pictures when you see Abraham and Isaac going up to Mount Moriah. The picture showed his little boy little boy they missed the timeline.

The Bible says he carried for the sacrifice. Don't put no big load of sacrificial what we talk about what the size of offering about offering of an animal will also most seven year old Isaac carried the mountain and that walking and talking and fellowship is not there. He's at least a teenager perhaps in his 20s when they get to the place where the sacrifice is to occur.

And remember, the Lord had instructed Abraham I want you to sacrifice your only son. Now, if you're unsure, make sure you're clear to understand Genesis 22 does not promote nor does it indicate that God ever wanted human sacrifice. At no point in redemptive history. Has that been the will of God. Many people in church have to stop and say things like God doesn't support human sacrifice has never required, but in this case, he told Abraham something unbelievable.

I want you to kill your son as a sacrifice to me and Isaac. Not knowing what's about to happen carries the wood they get their place at the place where the sacrifices that take place and Isaac says that we have everything ready to start the fire. But where was the offering wears them.

And Abraham said to him, son, the Lord will provide.

And then he said 90 Judy get up he got to see his dad's face for years and finally he gets to participate and take his first step of faith. Why because the traits of the parents become the tendencies of children.

He seen his daddy unquestionably follow God and now he has his first chance to do it and what a first test son. God want you to get on the altar. There's no way Abraham could force to Abraham you know this is coming up on muscles and stuff. Unless Isaac willingly says I don't understand this, but I'm saying my daddy miss. So, just trust and the boy climbs on their and watches his father knife.

What faith both of them are having in this moment God speaks and says I can. I don't want Isaac did I want them surrendered.

I wanted you I want you to demonstrate that you hold from me and he says look, I have provided in the bush and Basil RAM caught in the bush. His horn is caught in the thicket. All I gotta do is go over there and rustle him three slay him and offer him as the sacrifice Isaac got to see his daddy demonstrate faith and he learned lessons of faith directly. That's what we've got to do. We have to so limit it is why God cares what we influence.

An example of faith. They say that you really just try to conjure it up when you get sick and need to be bought by faith, by faith, by faith, not by the end demonstrating that is up next. The second half of today's Destin predictor message with pastor Paul Sheppard. We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world as we continue to find ourselves living in a period of uncertainty.

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We have a gift of her own to share with you. I'll tell you all about it. After today's message do you want God to hear your prayers and bless you beyond measure place to start is with humility. The kind of humility that submits to God's will, and walks in obedience to his pastor Paul was arrested today's message developing a lifestyle of remember Timothy son of Paul.

Paul said when he wrote he said no that there is: the God God is on your life. I know that by virtue of the generational blessing to live in peace and I know that what sin you was first in your grandmother Lois and Bennett continued in your mother Eunice and he said now it's in you. That's what we need things we need three generations for generations of blessing of divine favor. They walk on. They live under an open heaven. God hears their prayers because they walk in question will be, and then hope to be blessed anyway don't live in disobedience and hope to be blessed anyway.

All anything God requires and hope to be blessed anyway. They walk like Abraham did in unquestioning obedience and the kids get to see so he blessed the generations following.

By disclosing this testimony by demonstrating the finally discerning his son's needs before Abraham died. He discerned that his son needed to marry and to marry well. The context was that Sarah has died. Sarah lived a good full life and she died she died younger than her husband.

Earlier, she was already 10 years younger than him, and she also died earlier than him that usually happen that way. Think about it. Typically, the wife will outlive the husband. Not so in that case, so Sarah is now deceased families morning Bible tells us that Abraham gave her proper burial.

Isaac is morning grieving the death of his mother as Abraham's looking toward death. Now himself. We find in Genesis 24 verses two through nine. These words Abraham said to the chief servant in his household, one in charge of all that he had put your hand under my thigh. That's a position of a covenants about to be established. I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven out of her that you will not get us a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I'm living, but will go to my country to my relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.

The servant asked what if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land.

Shall I take Isaac back to the country you came from him.

Make sure you do not take my son back there. Abraham said the Lord, the God of heaven who brought me out of my father's household and my native land and spoke to me and promised me with an oath to your offspring I will give this land.

He will send his angel before you so that you get a wife for my son from their if the woman is unwilling to come back with you. Then you will be released from this old only. Do not take my son back there so to servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham, and swore an oath to him concerning this matter. You see the significance of that Abraham generated.he's got one sure before he dies. The family is going to keep living under the same blessing. I've been living on the only way to do that. Is this board meets the marry well and marry the right woman and the only way that's going happen is she has to be from my native land because we live in. Among these, even these Canaanites these people who don't know God they're all around us, so mom finding cute beautiful and I don't want Isaac looking around here for the woman who's going to walk with him under the blessing of God. He said she's from there gold.

There and bring her here. That's a message by itself. Some of your willing to leave here and go there. Wherever there is to make a mistake.

God said no right woman is there but wanted a place that she is. She is willing to leave their cause. I was willing to hear God leave their here is somebody who knows how to hear God leave their comfortable, secure, why should God go see that's not the one for him but make son here and take the word there to go back to get your fleshly needs met and God bless and you backward always blessing you you there. You hear with you from here where God is taking you and being willing to change some where you all you know the Dragon by kicking and screaming, we learn how to listen to God about the decision to quit old is walking by sight is killing you why I thought that's the problem, and I love in Bible times. That's why parents it wasn't an imposition for them to say with what is not known. Today's were which I will let my mother, my father and all role with. I've rolled all the same manager spouses in this room. I promise.

I promise some of y'all would be in much better shape today if you would let somebody speak into your life about that issue here just the father blessed the next generation by discerning their needs and addressing them before he died. You're gonna quit being quiet about stuff you supposed to speak up about your kids occurs because you quiet. You gotta be willing to disclose your testimony. You gotta be willing to demonstrate your faith and for God sake you have to be willing to discern their needs and address them when you see them going wrong. What is so hard to just tell just what you want to record the record so we'll get you do not listen to Kellan for spite. Despite this limit is going to record you need to do this, let me help you. And if they will let you preform and be okay with the fact that sometimes a gotta make their bed and landed.

I am all the way convicted that some folks have got to get worse before they will ever get better. Some people you gotta let it get worse than it is now close where it is now is uncomfortable, but not so when uncomfortable that they're willing to change.

You know people who scared to go to the doctor refused to go and you think what's wrong with them is probably something that if they catch it now probably can get a surgery to get some treatment that will help them but this they scared to death. All you have to do is let that right pain had been right pain pain that is so severe that pain that is so extraordinary that you don't care what the doctor has to do you need to do some you have a somebody below one crisis away in their you know the power to demonstrate our faith comes from the Holy Spirit, but the decision is ours to make. We choose to live. Faith driven lives that others can clearly see we are in effect sharing the gospel with them.

I hope that today's messages encourage you to be an example of faith to those closest to you also like to invite you to share that faith by joining the thousands of listeners who help Pastor Paul Sheppard preach the gospel all over the world almost every day someone writes to let us know how they been blessed by the destined for victory broadcast and would be possible without the loving faithful support of people like you. If you believe God is leading you to make a generous donation. There are three ways you can give logon to Pastor and give online, call us here at 855-339-5500 to make a donation over the phone or mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 that's destined for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 in appreciation of your generous gift today were pleased to offer you by request a booklet from Pastor Paul called lessons from the cocoon butterflies don't start out as butterflies, their caterpillars grounded earthbound but later on I transformation takes place and they take flight your life in Christ works the same way and lessons from the cocoon, Pastor Paul remind you that God is at work in you even when you can't see it in his perfect timing. You will like the butterfly take flight because you were born to fly. That's lessons from the Cook: our gift to you by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory. Please 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 Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538.

You will experience all trials of faith and rewards of faith and I want to make sure you don't think something is wrong with your faith when you're going through the trials.

Faith is a two-sided coin, you cannot divide that you can have on without the other.

That's next time in Pastor Paul Sheppard's message developing a lifestyle of faith. 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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