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July 21, 2021 8:00 am
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These days, with technology you can watch the services of many live streaming churches at home and that's wonderful second shot in death not photo well and to go out the well and not to go out need to go out to the house of God. When you connect with other people consider what God tells us in Hebrews 1025 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard, your walk with Jesus is meant to be both personal and corporate is only in relationship with other believers in Christ that our one-on-one relationship with him can thrive today pastor Paul reminds us how crucial it is that we come together as the body of Christ to worship him in spirit and in truth.
Stay with us here or visit pastor Paul.net to listen to Destin for victory on demand can also download the podcasting Google podcasts or where ever you get yours your special Paul taste Destin for victory message. We are body we are covering the fact that we are a body and let me just review what I've covered about us being the body in the previous message and pick it up from there we looked at Romans 12 verse five which says we being many, are one body in Christ and individually members of one another and I explained in the previous message that the body parts require connection in order to fulfill their purpose and ear laying on the ground can't do anything for you mom any body part disconnected from the rest of the members of the body will not accomplish their purpose and as it is true in our physicality, so it is true in terms of the church of Jesus Christ. We have to be connected. This whole series is to help us understand the power of the way God designed that we would be most powerful when we are connected and then I was making as I ended the last message I was making the point that when wounded, broken or diseased body parts require specific treatment in order to heal. When something is wrong, broken or wounded or diseased in your body that need specific attention specific treatment do not believe the lying statement that unfortunately a lot of people echo but it is not true. People say well you know time heals all wounds. No does not.
Time doesn't have a healing property for most things, there might be a few minor things that if you just leave them alone. They'll be all right, but were talking about woundedness broken this and disease.
It doesn't just appear and then vanish on its own. More often than not, almost always in fact you gotta give some specific treatment. If you want to deal permanently with some woundedness some brokenness and the diseases that plague our living from time to time we left all we were looking at example in Mark chapter 10 we were looking at a guy named Bart Emmaus, who in Jesus day was blindly sitting by the road, begging, and he hears commotion coming in his direction and as it gets louder and he hears what people are saying it became clear to him that Jesus was nearby, and he's heard enough about Jesus to know is someone who is anointed from God. Here is the son of God. Here is the one who came from the power of God to work in our lives and when he heard Jesus is nearby, he said, why sit here and just bad people for alms for gifts when I can ask God for what I really want, which is the healing I need and when that he began to cry out and we looked at it last time and he said, son of David, have mercy on me, and then of course the officer with the hand behind the back came up to him and said you really make a little too much noise in the service and you need to calm down but thankfully time. In fact, when they told him to be quiet. Out all outer and I'm here to tell you if you want to get some from God.
Sometimes you gotta go after. With everything in you and he held all the louder. We looked at the fact that Jesus didn't respond.
The first time EL but the second time when he got loud. We saw that Jesus stopped and then he said to the people near him all command that man to come here and I was making the point I want to pick it up there that Jesus is not out to give us convenience.
He's out to reward those who are diligent in seeking life change if you got stuff that's wrong what you wounded message and you're not only your body but in your mind and your psyche and your memory. A lot of us have memories we need purging we need God to help us move forward because you got stuff that still plague in your from your past. Wherever you hijacked it is time for you to decide.
I don't want to live with this.
The rest of my life.
You know you got a make up in your mind that you want life change life changes and don't come easily is not going to be convenient you not go wake up one day is not anymore everybody will go from jacked up to nest to deliverance to help the wholeness. I'm getting better and that area of my life. It's because they went after it, you gotta go after written for he is a rewarder according to Hebrews.
He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. And so Jesus said I'm not gonna make this easy ramp. Jesus likes giving tests, you see that throughout his earthly ministry member okay perch I was previously. That's what the devil she wanted a child delivered and she wasn't a woman of Israel.
So the first thing he put a two-part test. The first part.
He ignored her. He ignored her and see past that she just kept on asking me so we all would appeal the first part you don't ignore me.
I'm standing right in front of you. Nobody ignores me understand I'm not a woman. Israel should go see wallet what she needed so no need to get mad. She just waited.
She passed the ignored part barely put a thorn in insulting part is not right to take the children's bread to the boat I heard theologians try to clean that up. I've seen of Joe to work hard to clean that what Jesus wasn't, you did. You have to understand I understand she's not like she just got called and all: I so we all really would've failed the test wake up one minute.
See, I don't care.
We are okay we will father if nobody I'm not myself. I'm here for much believe the children are our future. Keep them well and let them lead the way they possess inside. That's where somebody over when you went to George Benson, Whitney Houston feeling that she needed a child so she said you right to take the children's bread. Give the dog but let's stick with your analogy always get to eat the crowns that fall from the table. Also, not a person of Israel might not be in the sit at the table but you said you called me a dog let me stay table so when the children when they take for granted the crowns caused not believe that the problems and she got hers so body mass is a good company.
Now he's being told he's blind and he'd been told come to Jesus which a welfare mentality.
I called it what you think somebody's supposed always take care you about being on financial welfare. That's a means to help you. That's what it's for, but is not supposed to be a lifetime, and most importantly, is not getting your head so you begin to see your life as somebody owes me something coming up next. The rest of today's message. We are a body with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. If you've never stopped by our website pastor Paul.net. I invite you to do so when you have some time to find all of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand plus a host of great resources that are online store, including books and audio and video messages from pastor Paul is also the place to learn more about the ministry all about the great things friends like you are doing for your prayers and financial support.
That's pastor Paul.net what your hands and feet wouldn't work at all if they were connected to the rest of your body. Same is true for the body of Christ.
Each part needs to stay connected to the rest is pastor Paul.
The rest of today's message. We are body and some said wait a minute I'm sitting over here. I can see where I'm going to leave me some bright colors of Amanda God he voting come over him take care the handicap on you to Mr. Jesus is testing a space at the end.
The Bible says he got up, did you notice what is said. He got up verse 50 and throwing aside his garment, he will, and came to Jesus rise and floss. He rose and said no help me find where Jesus is and let them guide him to Jesus and Jesus waited until he got there. That's what some of us need to figure out that if the Lord is put you toward task with Fossen about it stopping something that God calls me more offering anything from Lyons me grace is what I get what I don't see is what I don't get what I do deserve something but you did not give me what I really do desire to give me a blessing. I'm not entitled to mercy every now and then in your life. God calls me something on his goodness and compassion to do for me what I don't deserve which would only show how great he is and so bought Emmaus passed the test.
I came to tell somebody make sure that instead of fussing about the tissue going down the why God let me go through this. I don't understand it been going to church.
I been faithful have been serving him had been praying I don't understand why God okay on the record, you don't understand now. Get over yourself and save this gotta be like Joe the way that I take when he has tried me, I just want to come out of this. Like goal see when you don't know where God is. You gotta be content that God knows where you are when you're not be content that he's never in me might not be coming with what I'm going to believe that when he shows up he'll bring the blessing. I stand in the and so that is the benefit of being the kind of person who goals after getting healing when you have a wounded area of your life. You got some brokenness in your life. Or as I said, you have jacked up goodness in your life you need to go after the Lord with everything in you to get it because we can only be effective in the world as we get ourselves together. No need of telling the world about a Jesus you're not trusting to get you through your stuff and so we have to be on the mend. We have to be on the healing side we have brokenness in our lives.
No limit to get up and say just a couple of other things and I'll be done with the fact that we are a body as the church of Jesus go with me now to Mark chapter 2 we were Justin Martin, I want you to go with me to Mark chapter 2 there. I want to look first at the first five verses. Mark's gospel chapter 2 verses one through five and again he entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that he was in the house immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door so picture this, Jesus is in the house. Remember there were no churches in the New Testament since because this is before the church is been established for the death of Jesus Christ. This is in the time when there are no church buildings anywhere and so they gather even in Jesus day before the church was established whenever gotta be gatherings, they often took place in the houses in the Gospels and so folks have clouded to this house to be where Jesus is to hear what he is sharing and to see what he's going to do by way of ministry, whether it's healing or deliverance or whatever. They crowded the best place so there's no more will receive people, not even near the door SPILLED outside the door.
Okay, so everybody understands what here's what's going on next verse came to him. A person who was and he's being carried by four men.
See the power of weight.
There are some things you can't do for your self. Let's just be honest I know we love being self-sufficient and in today's world, but there are some things you can do for your self. And that's why God wants you to be connected. That's why you need to be in the fellowship of believers who can help you pray when you Pray right for yourself who can put the power of spiritual synergy together and we can come fully believe God in this case it's physical help that's needed to get where Jesus is.
He's power lies so he can't walk to Jesus, but he has four friends who can walk that may have some other area of jacked up the mess. But thank God, and they'll use their strength to overcome his weakness. Do you have the right people in your life who help you overcome your weakness. Because they add to your life. Their strength these four people carried him verse four and when they could not come near him because of the crowd. Again the houses is completely full and people are spilled out and even the door. There are people trying to hear through the door so they can't even carry him into the house.
The normal way through the doorway to many people, but not tied look at what happens. So they uncovered the roof where he was.
I've heard preachers describe what you know there were certain types of roof where where you could folded back, and they built some so that you can literally folded back, and I don't know whether was a fullback because they don't tell us it could've been nice and neat.
Or it could have been very messy.
How many know the other possibility is that they just climbed up there and bust through, I need somebody all to just be real with me.
You can always get a neat blessing is what I'm trying to tell you you can't always get it where everybody thinks you are so nice and your and proper that comes a time in your life where proper and goes out the window because I want to. I got carried here get up the roof level with the power litigant man John okay I'll get you up there and then we got a figure out how we go get him up there and then I got to get a black and they want to know how they did it, but all all our own before that walk to the mayor and the paralytic man himself on the roof and I came to tell you I need some folk who are who are ready to get your breakthrough even if it gets messy, even if it gets a little messy even if you got it. Yeah.
Like the other man or you gotta bust up somebody's room and Selma get healed first and I will send you some money help you out. Get your route back together. I'll be glad this finding to Judge Judy after I get healed all make it up there and they lose him into the house. We couldn't get but now that we appear to have created an opening when it was neat fullback opening or busted up opening we created the opening and now we all knew him down that's one way to get in the house just go above her body just they go and when Jesus looked at the language when Jesus saw their faith when he saw their faith has to be an action to be valid.
Don't tell me what's only in your heart. If it doesn't get into your mouth.
It doesn't get into your body. If it doesn't cause you to say certain things and do certain things is not of faith that will bring change piece all their needs and that is faith. He comes down here make sure he got my attention and what to do and Jesus all their faith. So I'm asking you when we looking at you.
Where is the evidence of your faith is your faith in your words is your faith in the way you're going after God. Going after your healing going to have to get your life together.
Don't sit around hoping one day you'll get yourself together, make sure that you put to work in your life when Jesus saw their faith. Then he said to the paralytic son, your sins are forgiven you, your sins are forgiven you. As Jesus was to make sure you got all the people around him and he want to make sure that he clears up the fact that spiritual things are just as important fact in priority. There are more important than physical healing or deliverance, spiritual healing and deliverance then financial blessing goals of feeding the multitude all that but that'll save your soul and give you an inheritance among those that are sanctified. So the first thing he says is, your sins are forgiven you.
Since I see I know your heart is ready so I give you forgiveness of sins, let me tell you something. God is looking for faith.
It is faith that saves you when you put in who Jesus is. That is what save you saved by grace through faith is the vehicle that brings the salvation to Satan not only wants to isolate you for the rest of the body of Christ. He want you to think it's healthy to live that way by the lie. You need the other members of the body in order to be your best and they need you and someone 07. King David writes then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. So if you need prayer today. The destined for Victor ministry team would like to join you in prayer for the homepage of Pastor Paul.net use the contact feature and let us know how we can pray for you while you're there, be sure to ask for pastor Paul's monthly letter of encouragement.
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