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Born to Fly, Part 1

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February 17, 2021 7:00 am

Born to Fly, Part 1

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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February 17, 2021 7:00 am

What it means to be a "new" creation in Christ; spiritual lessons we can learn from the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

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Also very slow in our spiritual development.

We really well, but the spirit is carving, but I go where God is destined to go, leave your spirit as much or more as you your body building spiritual muscle on today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard hello and thanks for tuning into the Christian life was never meant to be lived with your feet planted firmly on the ground. You were designed to mount up with wings as eagles.

Maybe you forgot you have wings are sitting instead of sore is because you're not in the spirit. The way you should today pastor Paul encourages you to see your full potential in Christ to begin doing the things necessary to achieve. Stay right here or listen online you can also download a that's modify or wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to stay tuned after the message Pastor Paul joins me in the studio but first let's join him for today's message born to fly. Our software development phase of becoming fully all some of us are in development development happens in phases because our lives are multifaceted. Some of us already have some Bentley work if you got enough for something that already marvelous about you and people already explaining why God is really crazy was a significant way you can have some great development of some hours of July, but how many know all areas don't bloom at the same time you got some old beetle. Let's look at it and make you look at this concept in nature and nature. When I fly, lazy the next she lays them off then on a leaf. Not always, but often on a leaf. You know why because she knows that those eggs have to develop in a certain way so she'll lay them often on a leaf, and when you see that you have no idea if you just walk up on leaf and see below. If you have no idea what they are lesser experienced and know what you're looking at this looks like some insect late semantics actually takes forth by a butterfly. Just what comes after a not a butterfly caterpillar little tiny caterpillar fly beautiful hair to drop off the delivery and influence on about her business, build a full colors and patterns. She dropped off the eggs if you're a novice, you think when it pops open trainee butterfly know what you see is a caterpillar. It's ugly it's earthbound cannot fly look good all what a cute little baby caterpillar it's ugly it's earthbound but it's Paul to fly no but born the fly ball to attract attention wants to go, but right now is sitting on a leaf know the Fly. You say what's up what's up is what is called a major metamorphosis.

It's the same concept that the New Testament teaches about your spiritual development.

That little delete earthbound eastbound thing is born to fly. But it's got to go through metamorphosis. There's only one thing a caterpillar does well and it's the one thing that God designed it in nature to do in order to become who we is that one thing it does is eat.

It eats all the time. The reason the mama often lays the eggs on a leaf is because she knows the leaf will begin to feed her babies immediately. The baby will have to crawl anywhere and try to find some food mama just dropped it off right there do is open, baby and starting right there leaf right there and you're on the train with more leads. The first step in the development from Pillar to butterfly is when your blackout is a starting and then eat some more and need some more and then eat some of the things eats constantly always eaten. That's all it does is eat you know why some of us are very slow in our spiritual development because we body really well, but the spirit is carving today in the Bible told your man shall by bread alone. Don't just go to grocery store and get groceries and feed your body three times a day. Couple snacks thrown him in between man shall not live by bread alone, but by everyone heard that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Jesus taught us eat all the time. If you're going to become like me. If you're going to go where God is destined to go.

You're gonna have to leave your spirit as much or more as you feed your body brothers and sisters. God has made you a Bentley, but if you still got some areas of your life.

All raggedy beetle areas. Rest on it is jacked up done have wheeled have old-fashioned hubcaps. Now everything is wheels with your rotenone on the low 20s And start on the car, also we all we people all and it was always somebody would to hubcaps and then the wheels would just bear in exposing some areas of your life to don't have any wheels at all, just to hubcaps you don't know what little 20s is you hobbling on 13 because of her life like that was the first thing you gotta do in your spiritual metamorphosis. You gotta start eat and eat at eats of God say about this error in my life. God say about what God wants me in this area. Transformation metamorphosis takes place when I follow the process and while at this ugly area of my life is unappealing. Anything or anybody but one thing I'm called to do in this area you eat eat what is God saying he that's why quit upon yourself when you come to church every third Sunday generation.

I don't know. I'm telling you, this generation is some people want to when they show up once a month not show the people in the service.

Recently you said what is that like damn church a lot of different cities that you were talking about church important difference and to write a book on how to grow a church different cities that went to the people, for some time that I got three different churches I got some folk who show up every million, you can input a predictable time on this and not in a pop-up may pop up grinning like they'd been hit on me when y'all show up you you been Michael get anywhere feed like that little raggedy beetle self beetle messages you don't like it when I'm done, you need to message you send is God's best doubles will make your grown ass. Make your cry down on your face before God and say Lord start with me. That's what you mean were coming right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California.

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Would you like to soar instead of sit fly instead of flounder. Feed the spirit and the mind and body will follow his master Paul. The rest of today's message born to fly. Come occasionally you'll see at least once a month.

I said no. I got some really old only to celebrate with them so relieved. Gotta building people to try to have an excuse the day they'll feel like driving over there somewhere, but my people they know where we don't all show up only to be encouraged by what you're going through, but it is a rigid, but I got it done matter where we all will be there because they know is not about convenience. It is about conviction need to worship God is present. What is what got us so we can see all the kit may financially keep me physically helping to keep me legally God and I'm telling you, if you respect your doctor and your physical trainer and everybody else in your accountant more than you respect a man of God who God has raised up to lead you and feed you and knowledge and wisdom and understanding. You are missing the whole point golf on Sunday golf all day with my data plan, plan some stuff down in your soul to God when you get home from church right now Godů Breathing was such a hungry spirit that you cause me to load everything God is saying to me everything God is doing a thing that is because you baby baby birds sitting in a mess that would just recently born somewhere outside your window room so mom is somewhere around some food so you start hearing you okay so for some babies ran somewhere wacko they all look at it.

You see all their faces up and mouths open drop off some food and some food.

That's what I need I need some more members make so much noise.

You don't know where you can give you some tension on it need to be in worship. You need to be here under the teaching of the one that God is called to lead and feed you, but let me tell you something.

Not only do you do that, but you cancel Bible one meal a week of July. God say something to me. I just read up on the most special chap as you like. We all read some Old Testament But they are principled things you can learn and desire to estimate shadows. What read the shadow and get some from get you some context and cultural context to find out how to apply it to your life. Sometimes I read a chapter I read my Bible reading plan to jump as a day five days a week to week, but to read and sometimes the chapters. Chapter something really historical you not really sure but see what you were doing in this season of the people's life and help me to put myself in their place and it is what it is you were saying what it is you were doing the mature getting the teachings and precepts of Jesus and the apostles that he left in the work you needed all don't apply to me talk it away because you will need it somewhere down feed on the word all never let the word gift from you. Jesus said, live not only by bread alone member. He quoted that Old Testament verse to the devil when he was being tempted. Remember that before he launches public ministry. He was in the world and is being tempted of the enemy and the first thing the enemy say it is a stone commanded to be bread. He knew Jesus had just been fasting for 40 days he knew he was hungry and he tells Jesus that he was the commanding stones to be made.

And Jesus said man should live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds of enough you know what he meant. He met anything wrong with me eating I'm going to need to break this fast very soon and eat. But what I eat and who tells me to eat is not your business brothers and sisters, let me help you. There's a whole lot of food being offered out here in this world, but there's a a lot of it. You have no business eating. If you are a new creature, God has designed to be a Bentley and you know you got all these beetle areas of your life.

You are not going to get there, eating the junk.

The world is offering you and Michael get there, feeding on philosophies promoted on talk shows because they don't have the word of God in the mouth got something to say very little of it is of God and so you have to eat his word and in doing that you will have to choose to not eat all that is not part of the metamorphosis God is doing in your life where my guess on the say the Internet has made people of no substance important that this culture is crazy.

We make famous people can't do anything he stories what is what can you say no. Can you play no Psalms, no, you know, some 4 billion famous were made famous by people who just bothered to look at him and listen to what they say brothers and sister as if you are going to get where God is taking us have to where you're supposed to eat and what you're not supposed just because Oprah said it doesn't mean you want to eat just because Phil said it doesn't mean you need to eat it. Call somebody I know your favorites and you mad right now like coast supposed to be okay when somewhere I won't amount somewhere for years and came up with holy matchup with the you that was not given you by God, thank you for joining us here on destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard. Today's message born to fly as well as any recent message from Pastor Paul to be found on demand.

Pastor that's Pastor your online home for the destined for victory ministry before we wrap things up on today's program. Pastor Paul Sheppard join me from a studio in California pastor know you been using radio to reach people all over the world for quite some time now. I was wondering if you would take just a moment and share with everyone.

Just why you choose to make the radio ministry part of your platform for sharing the gospel of Christ.

Well, I want to tell you that it's important to me as a disciple or that my voice is heard, and it is used to help people grow in their knowledge of the Lord and in their faith walk with him. Fact of the matter is my voice doesn't sound like most of the other folks you hear on Christian radio. I'm well aware of that and I'm really comfortable with that. I come from my own unique background both ethnically and in terms of life experience.

There are things I share. There are things I say and that of the ways that I say them that are unique.

I believe that that perspective needs to be heard throughout Christian them and so while I'm so grateful for all of my heroes. Your heroes are mine. I listen to the same people. The guys who had been on the radio for decades and have proclaimed God's word faithfully. I really do appreciate those guys that I've learned not to be intimidated by them because I've got my own way of processing an old way of sharing and helping people to learn and to grow in their faith.

So it's quite intentional. Sometimes I like to be really colloquial in what I say and how I say it because I'm just using who I am and I think God wants to use that.

He's the one who called me out and call myself. He called me and I believe he knows what he was getting when he called me into the ministry and so I'm just trying to make a difference because the gospel really does change lives and I believe I have a unique calling to help present the gospel for my own perspective and I pray that that's resonating with listeners and I pray that that means enough to them that they'll make sure my voice can continue to be heard right along with our other heroes who teach the gospel of Jesus.

Pastor, I know I speak for a lot of people when I say what a blessing your media ministry has been to us all, but is pastor Paul said this only happens with your help as you give your generous gift to Destin for victory. Pastor Paul would love to send you as booklet lessons from the cocoon you butterflies don't enter this world with wings. They don't even enter the world as butterflies, their transformation takes place over time. And that's how life of a believer in Christ works in lessons from the cocoon. Pastor Paul helps you understand that God is doing good things and you even when your life seems somewhat stagnant and unremarkable and remind you that eventually you will have wings because you were born to fly. That's lessons from the cocoon our gift to you today by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory. Call 855-339-5500 to give over the phone or mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. You can also make a safe and secure donation from our website. Pastor

Salvation is not merely for the hereafter.

It's also for the here and now is pastor Paul I want you to understand that in saving us Christ did more than prepare us for eternity.

He also comes into our lives to do a significant work of change in our lives. That's tomorrow. It pastor Paul Sheppard's message born to fly. Until then, remember he who began a good work and you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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