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Let's join Pastor Paul Sheppard for his Destin for victory message Jesus prayer for you, so you might respond to altar call however you trust Christ for salvation and you think you're just playing a simple prayer saying oh I'm sorry for my sins and I confess to you that I need you and I believe that you died for me and I ask you to come in my life.
Well through that one sincere prior actually takes you from spiritual death to life is being born again.
It's no dynamic experience than a child being can see when a couple.
Ideally, a married couple must keep the standard out there goes no change in audit as long as we love each other and what is a piece of paper is called marriage and if the will of God that you join your hearts in holy matrimony piece of paper represents.
We want to do what is right in the sight of God and so get the paper in Jesus name we can make up all rules were called to show forth the praises of him so mad couple comes together and the result is conception, something dynamic is happening now you might not see the change things becoming new you'll see the change right away conception. In fact, you need somebody else to tell you that I change it happened. So when you leave. Often we tell you that you're saved now by grace. They feel different, but believe me know what God said you are different person you are now a child of God that is spiritually speaking. You had no spiritual identity. No spiritual life. Now you have received the life of Christ and you have been conceived by the Holy Spirit and is now going to be a process of growth and notice when it comes to natural birth give you some windows of truth. Natural birth starts in the name of the mother and there is not much evidence to say right so have everything in your life hasn't conformed yet to the will of God important thing is that you begin to allow the sanctifying agent of the word to impact on what you think and what your values are and understand what God's will is for your life so that he builds a foundation of truth into your life and you know how it is. At first the mother has the tell everybody she's pregnant when we thought we let you know. Could you special you want to ask Mr. friends we thought we let our special friends know see Megan Bell tell on those, but they have to tell you, because you can spot it. What is real really pregnant. You don't see it but I really pregnant and you tell those people while it's only a matter of time when people start telling you.
Similarly well before you see pregnancy go, but you got understand the changes real so those of you who are born again, but you're struggling with some of the old issues of the mistake of the Bible little things up at the way I'm still dealing with job know about the inside first side first conception is real but you have to see the microscope but given time.
The truth of God's word.
That's why Peter said as new born babies desire the sincere milk of the word that you might say what will I do have I got Sabine still got these issues and struggles you get somewhere when you get into the word, not only in church on Sunday but then get into a Bible study with a couple of people and said let's get together and study God's word together. Let's go through a good book that will help us understand the truth of the word together because the more I receive of God's word, the more I position myself to experience the life change makeover that God has for me for the first change agent is the word the second change agent and the Holy Spirit. The Bible says we are sanctified by the spirit friends in first Corinthians 6 and 11 after he just got through telling you about the fact that you can't live the old way and be a child of God, person of insects, beginning with verse nine do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Do not be deceived. This is a good word for us in this 21st century. Do not be to say we have a whole lot of spiritual deception is why got to get into a healthy, well-balanced, chart, or else you will lose your soul people out here telling you eliminate will cut away and be right with God is not so it's not so. The Bible says not inherit the kingdom of God living in sin, it says don't be deceived.
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God and that of course is just a very partial list. What does that mean that means somebody who just took some this week and you know you are supposed to take. That means if you don't allow the spirit of God and the word of God to take you from that lifestyle of being a if you continue in that pattern outside of the will of God. You will proving that you didn't know the Lord at all. You will end up showing that your heart was not married to him at all, because in the end you rejected his word is planning as well. His grace, his power for your own way. The Bible says you will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the good news is in the next verse says, and that's what some of you are well past tense was the difference, but you are lost, you were sanctified in the work and you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God, the Spirit of God saves us, and then he sanctifies us. That is to say identity. Although you took something this week.
You are supposed to take God looks at you if you truly born again, it says you're not a thief change identity and not a thief you're my child used to be a thief when you and your sins, you had to be characterized by your sins.
Now you identity is changed so yeah but I just took something yeah but you're not a thief doesn't call you what you do.
God calls you who you are. Aren't you so glad you called in the righteousness of Jesus Christ bottle seven segment is 521, he became sin who knew no sin that you might become the righteousness of God in him. God looks at me and says I'm your righteous and God says your righteous one quickly changes our identity starts with the inside starts with the foundation in the word find out who you are.
You will never change what you do you know who you are in sin because you see yourself as a sinner because you want God to show you a sinner with a holy calling now to let your lifestyle conforms to your identity of the person with their first you make him a hypocrite if I brief you quit sailing and is all you every Sunday stop still in and you anything about you don't hear anything about the were doing anything about God and his power will be good healthy right quit line quit line stop line and you get in a jam and T-ball when you're in a jam, you'll be at worst or best one look at it you'll become a what you get good at is hiding your pain from people who you want to impress.
So what is God do.
He starts by changing who we don't go away were only about halfway through today's Destin predictor message with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California.
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You are priesthood you are holy you are set apart. He begins to show you who you are and then on the basis of who he is made you he empowers you to bring who you are. You will never be empowered to be who you are to you know who your you got a no that stealing and lying in all these things are not to characterize your life, because God has made you his own child, and God says I have a power in a grace available to you. I have built into your spiritual DNA. The ability to respond to my word, and receive my spirit so that you have a power that is natural and that way when you will see God begin to lead you by the process of the word in the spirit out of an old lifestyle you know not to take the credit. And so that when you get to the place where you say you know what I used to disagree completely unfaithful and now I can be faithful by the power that God is giving me by tapping into his power.
I am being faithful to give the glory to God because it's not you, it's him working through you change your value system and is spirit have given you see when you understand this whole concept of site rotation doesn't become something you resisted become something you embrace and you sell God change me oh Lord, make me like you, we sometimes Change My Heart, Oh Lord, Make It Ever True Change My Heart, O God May Be like You.
See You All to Want to Do Right, You Will Want to Live Life When You Get into the Word Develop an Appetite for Holiness. If You're Born Again Identity Is Been Changed.
Appetite. No Resale. God I Want to Be like This. And the Good News Is You Can Be Set a Standard God Would Be Awfully Unfair to Set a Standard in the Word That None of Us Can Ever Come to the Fact of the Matter Is You and I Can Become the People God Has Destined Us to Be. The Holy Spirit Is the Change Agent. What Is the Key Then the Key Is Learning to Walk in the Spirit As Opposed to in Your Own Flesh or Power. That's What It Says in Galatians Chapter 5 Verse 16. Paul Says so I Say Live by the Spirit. King James Is Walking the Spirit Led by the Spirit, and You Will Not Gratify the Desires of the Sinful Nature You Want to Get Your Life on the Track of Doing Right Get Tired of the Same Old Same Old Tired of Same Old Same Old Defeatist Testimony Which in the Testimony at All Is a Confession Tired of Not Doing the Will of God. And You Know You're Not Doing the Will of God. What Does the Bible Say It Says the Guy Get into the Word Word Is the Cleansing Agent and Then You've Got a Walk in the Spirit Say, Holy Spirit, I Want to Yield to like the People on TV Show They Go Show up at the Place and Let the Plastic Surgeon Walking through Now Here's What I'm Going to Do and They Walking through and Mark of the Faith, Take This New and He Grabbed the Gun, Take All of This and Grab Various and Sundry Other Things and Mark Them up to When You Get into the Word the Holy Spirit to Show You Is What I'm Going to Do I Change Who You Are, Your Child of God. Never Gonna Embark on a Journey Where I Start Dealing with Some of These Issues That You Had. And Please Understand That This Is Going to Be a Journey Where You Will Find God Giving You Power. You Never Have before Because Everything You've Ever Done Prior to Coming to Christ Was on Your Own Strength but Wanting to Fail You and I Don't Have the Power to Make Our Lives Happen As They All Is Just like When You Buy Your Kids Toys and on the Boxes of Batteries Not Included. See When You Come to Christ You Have a Power Source Live Right in Some Area and Camp off Because You Don't Have the Batteries Come to Christ and He Will Change Your Identity and in the Spirit of God Will Give You a Power so Paul Says Walk in the Spirit by the Spirit As You Read the MCU You Are a Big Menu Say Lord I Can Do That Unless You Give Me That and You Surrender That's the Process WantYou to Put Us on Altar Every Week Would Be That Old, Because I Can Do This without You I Can Do It without You. I Fail Every Time Lord, I Need You to Mold Me and Shake Me into the Image of Your Son I Need You to Make Me the Person That You've Called Me to Be and When God Begins Dealing with You.
Please Understand, It's a Sign You Are His Child Understand That When You Got a Conviction That's a Good Thing Conviction before God Is the Sad Reality Again. I Told You Earlier That's What You Don't Know Can Get You You Got Now, a Generation of American People Want to Profess Christianity but Don't Want Any Lifestyle Change and They'll Say Things like When You Call Them on on Check It out Versus Getting Married They'll Say Things like What My Conscience Doesn't Bother You Know That Your Conscience Is Not to Be Your Guide You Somewhere but You Didn't Get It Out Of the Box. God Is Our God Is a Lamp to My Feet and a Light for My Path and Tell Me to Bother You Educate Your Conscience Conscience Can and If You Have a Unknowledgeable Order God. Now Your Conscience As Something You Have Been Informed by the Wired and You Do Something That's Not Remember What We Were.
But until You Understand That the Wanted to Be Our God Will.
I Think It Every Things Okay Long As It Doesn't Bother You Be More Bothered by Killing Somebody When It Didn't Bother Me at All. Conscience Can Be Said That so We Got to Understand That the Word in the Spirit Work Together to Begin This Extreme Makeover Processing Whereby We Conformed to the Image of God's, and We Say Lord I Want to Present Myself.
Romans 12 One Present Yourself As a Living Sacrifice, God, I'm Tired of Living the Way When I'm Called to Walk in Newness of Life and the Word Coupled with the Power of the Spirit Will Begin a Process of First of All Convicting You Showing You Know This Is Not God's Plan and It's a Good Thing When You Get on the Conviction. It's a Good Thing When the Word Gets the Only Church Because the Word Picture, I See I'm Not Going Back There to Get Me All in My Business What Is Exactly Why You As Part of the Extreme Makeover Process Word Will Convict You so You Know This Isn't the Plan. Here's the Plan, Then God Will Give You the Power to Begin to Trust Him and That's Why Got Another Word Because the Word Is Full of Peter Described It in One of His Epistles As Exceeding Great and Precious Promises That by These We May Become Partakers of the Divine Nature. What That Means. If You Look in the Word and You'll Find a Promise That Suits Your Situation. You'll Find a Mandate That Applies to You and You Say Lord, I'm Trusting You Now by the Power of Your Spirit That You're Going to Make This a Reality in My Life and Some of Us Can Testify That When You Give to the Lord. These Elements of Your Life That He Begins to Deal with. You Will See the Process of Change Taking Place and You Will See God Beginning to Give You the Appearance, the Outward Manifestation of Your New Identity in Christ and Those Who One Slide Consistently Will Find That Line No Longer Characterizes Their Life That I Have Learned by the Help of the Spirit by the Word and the Power of the Spirit to Tell the Truth That I Don't Have To Bail Myself Out Of a Jam by Lying and Dishonoring God. God Now Has Empowered Me.
I Can Tell the Truth and Trust Him with the Results and I Don't Have To Practice Situational Ethics Anymore Try to Figure out Based on Every Situation. I Can Be Just like Those Hebrew Boys That I Read about in My Devotion When They Got in a Jam Were Facing a Blazing Furnace If They Didn't Came in to a Cultural Mandate That Was Ungodly. They Said We Are Not Slow to Answer UK. The God We Serve Is Able to Deliver Us Out Of Your Hands, and He Will Deliver. They Said but If Not, We Still Won't Have That Kind of Power You Can to the Process of Being Sanctified by the Word and by This. Thanks so Much for Joining Us for Today's Message. Jesus Prayer for You. Remember When You Make a Generous Donation to Destin for Victory Be Glad to Send You by Request Pastor Paul's Booklet Lessons from the Cocoon That's Lessons from the Cocoon the Booklet from Pastor Paul in Our Gift to You by Request for Your Generous Gift to Destin for Victory Today. Visit Our Website. Pastor Paul.net That's Pastor Paul.net to Give Securely or Call 855-339-5500. He Said I Want the World to See a Church That Loves Itself. Believers Who Are so Connected to Each Other until the World Envies Our Unity Look at Us and Say Boy They Sure Have It Together. They Sure Walk in Unity. They Have Tight Ranks.
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Until Then, Remember He Who Began a Good Work and You Will Bring It to Completion.
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