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A Word to the Wealthy (cont'd)

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October 21, 2021 8:00 am

A Word to the Wealthy (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 21, 2021 8:00 am

Words of warning from James regardng those who use their wealth to mistreat others; how to handle wealth in a way that pleases God; based on James 5:1-6, 1 Tim. 6:17-19, and other passages.

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Some of you believe in God and I'm sure something about be blessed with more resources, but first you gotta be faithful to what you have and make sure demonstrating that I honor God with everything that he blesses me with. You've heard it said that he was faithful in little will be faithful in much of the inverse is also true. He who is unfaithful with little will be unfaithful with much know and thanks for stopping by for today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard you got is not in the habit of pouring out his blessing into a closed drain. So when we ask him for more blessing, more favor more money need to make sure were being faithful with what is already given us today pastor Paul encourages you to make sure your drain is open.

The pipes are not clogged so that when he pours blessings of your life will disperse some of that blessing to others.

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I pastor Paul.net to listen on to me as pastor Paul.net there is pastor Paul would today's message word will sometimes you do all the right things and instead people punish you back in the book of Genesis. What do gave God a generous offering that please God gave God. Typical afterthought offering that displeased God and God told him you had the opportunity please me to what you held on and you had the wrong spirit and what was Cain's reaction because he's upset that God rejected his offering he takes it out on April who did nothing will please the Lord and his brother rose up and killed him. Sometimes when you do good you get punished for the same goals. No good deed goes unpunished.

Sometimes you do and you get fired for five or doing good for doing good is called living in this world and so God is noting that kind of corruption and that was what James was rebuking, not their wealth. So I want to wrap up the message by giving you 1/3 point just to make sure you understand what I'm saying here and jot this third point down. There was a right way to handle wealth. These people could've been approved by God. If they had handled their wealth correctly that may rebuke for the corruption that they've a lot of the calls say when you have money all money does is brings out who you really are. Think about it. If a person is dishonest with a little you give him a bunch. You don't think they sent Thomas. Jesus told us that would happen.

Remember what he said in Luke 16 can be trusted with can be trusted with much. He said, but whoever with little will be dishonest with much is going to bring out who you really are. Money gives you the opportunity to show more people in more ways, who you really are and who you are is not wealth will be a curse in your life and not a blessing.

Amen.

And have you seen people when they got a hold of money they went all the way crazy because Craig Cray was when you are to be muscle crazy when you have a lot of money crazy to go to the next level seen it happen. Some same people. The worst thing that happened was I got home someone and so you need to understand there is a right way to handle wealth I'm saying it again because some of you believe in God and I'm sure something will be blessed with more resources, but first you gotta be faithful to what you have and make sure you're demonstrating that I honor God with everything that he blesses me with. There's a right way to handle well look at first Timothy chapter 6 the last some Scripture are referred to in this message. First Timothy chapter 6 verses 17 through 19 Paul said to a spiritual son Timothy. He said command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share in this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life see life is not truly an things when people go after money as though that is the end-all that's when they stepped into snares.

That's when their life goes wrong.

That's why Paul said earlier in first Timothy six.

That's why he gave the phrase that so many people misquote.

He said the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Coming on the viewers much about the Bible says money is the root of all evil done it says that option is based on a habit out of crime I don't have God's perspective on it. I don't know how to treat people right with it so it creates the root of all kinds of evil but you can have it and it not have you in the good news so those of you who want to see God bless you. Make sure that you understand there is no life in money. Money is just a tool. I often say money is a wonderful servant is just the harbormaster. When you let money master you. You got a problem. You'll do anything for, but if you make it so you and you are fully dedicated to God then you make it serve God's purposes, or is good on the CD myself. So when you look at those three verses Timothy 617 through 19. You could pull down the essence of what he says in three simple sentences jot things down. The first being humble and grateful because this is one of the right ways to handle wealth to be humble and grateful jot that down when God blesses you with more than you have right now. Make sure you stay humble. What that made make sure you don't think you all that because you got little coinage in your pocket you not all that you just have a little money. That's all, whereas it used to be. Believe in God for you instantly. Please get close enough to speak to one another. Now you get to a place God may bless you and you answer me no time is a nonissue and it had a bit different where living humans you spent so many miles central Lord, how we will pay this.

This is CON like you been booze you how many of you I got a call going to sign. I will call you out. You all have had seasons in your life when it was too much month at the end of the money we all been looking within will be right back with more of today's destined for Victor message from Pastor Paul Sheppard to listen any of Pastor Paul's recent broadcast.

Be sure to stop by Pastor Paul.net and listen on to me, that's Pastor Paul.net or subscribe to podcast access this program. Anytime you find destined for victory at Apple podcasts were many other places were programs with more of the message toward the wealthy once again expressed repulsion. So God blesses you to get to the place where by his grace.

You have six months of living expenses.

Most living expenses maybe years living expenses. Sitting in the bank will be wonderful if you want to be qualified to be blessed like that. Make sure that you understand there is no life, and that money and you have to remain humble and grateful because the Lord bless you with. That's why that's why you have to learn that it is God who is to be every time your blast with anything you want because life is life is in the one who will bless you with how to use it for his glory. So be humble and be grateful that we just saw in second Timothy that some folks in the end days will be very ungrateful and you see them all around you. Don't be one of I tell Chris and practical Christian be grateful for everything that God blesses you with everything people do nice for you to grateful. I don't need you now to ship out only when stingy people who will give a decent if you have my table 1, so you said you not come about my day will you mess up the dynamics played out in this restaurant to pay them what they want to pay for food turnaround pay him to last time you have a table you too stingy for words; and service raggedy service get a ride that's good as far but good service; attended been looking in on you will have to come to be called a memory every three minutes.

Please give us a little longer. They just calmly look in the stand. Look see what you mean. They come in and ask and in the present. They take an honest like you are some real nice restaurant I go to the weight is no me that woman's monies go to the table will break you off if you come to know this plot to calculate just to the right. I know I'm please mail all over the room calculate on the bless you where, oh yeah, be humble and grateful. Second thing you want to take away from this point is trust in God not money trust in God not money.

Paul told Timothy tell the people who are wealthy don't put their hope in uncertain riches, she just go the stock market might be good one season the meat is always posting you to put your hope in your 401(k). We've all been through seasons, when suddenly became a 201K and we been there to be well. That's the nature of economics.

Never put your trust in the money you'll always put it in God.

Don't think your job just love you to death. I definitely go through one negative cycle. They will fire. They will qualified label layoff a bunch of I mean I don't get you been there for a long time. They had a bad bottom line let you go.

Even the money back when they first started doing the currency they have sense enough to say in God we trust. Now we don't live by it anymore as a nation, but back then they were trying to tell you where going to be committed to trusting in God, and that's what you need to do with your money and put your trust in God not in the money and then the final thing I say I let you go is the way you rightly handle wealth is help others in advance the kingdom of God.

Make sure that when you get money in your hand. You realize that not all of it is for you and not all of it is for now. Two things you will realize not all of it for you. Some of it is for the kingdom. Some of it is to help others in need. Jot it down you how to be blessed see a lot of folks here teaching on giving and they think they go trying to get more money you missed the whole point. So I teach is your Bible principles on giving their trying to set you up to be blessed, and the first thing you do is you help others in advance the kingdom of God. Not everything you have is yours.

The principle behind tithing, which when people fight tithing.

They don't understand when is the law. We were free from the law, no titles before the law. Tithing is a life principle is started in Genesis, when Abraham had no organization of type II. He tied the mill to the and later on, you see, Jacob, tithing say Lord everything you put in my head I will give you 10%. That's before the logic before the law.

Tithing has the law simply solidified the practice and put it in specific terms what the principal has been here from Genesis and it is when God blesses you honor him out of the Tigers. The 10% of what God gives you as an honor to him as a gift of and we got a learn that that's why even Beyoncé wrote a tithing. So she didn't know what I change the words to the left of the decimal one to the left still not ready for me when hundred dollars to give him 10 thank you Lord is hundred came from you and I'm blessed you with when you get 1100 says thank you Lord.

Trust in you to bless the rest have a problem we had 10,000 gay God one. What about what he bless you with a thousand you still form a tie Vanessa hundred $20 bill.if you believe him so that one day you get $100,000 check, the principal got me to sign the first 10,000 seminar 1 million.

I love one day to get a seven-figure check with my name on the pay to be wonderful. But God already knows.

And trust me because I live it once told me to do that. Give… Take the church that's got to the little boy I told you before when the trustees counted the money had little place where you could see through the stained glass I want to see the Angels come get God's money. Boy, that's when they take it off. I want to see the Angels in my mind. Angels come down and do the exchange with the trustees for me. I was young looking and we go there by good, I can now assume they go is what I was looking forward yet.

I now know we do get to the Lord happened quite that way we fund and advance the kingdom of God already knows if I get a check for million.

The first hundred thousand is spoken for and still pray about how much of the rest of this. Do you have designated for something other than my purposes. Right now the more blessed you are, the more God require of you just what happens. Blessed to be a blessing. I know of one minister who so blessed eventually.

God is blessed in this right millions of books and all that stuff and he testifies I have to live a reversed time. He testifies I have to live her but there other Christian businessmen who say the same thing. I now am so blessed financially. I live a reversed time instead of giving God the 10% I give the 90 and I keep that when you like to be that blessed talking about where I'm giving a reversed back into the kingdom all bent down, but you can qualify for that if you can't be trusted with what you got.

What is so you gotta help others help others in advance the kingdom. Make sure that you understand that all of the resources or for his glory. He will bless you to enjoy them but you can't be self-centered like these folks were self-indulgent can't be self-centered. You will have to bless some of the folks in the best way to show that you could do that when more is doable what you have now. My grandmother was one of the poorest women in the church. My dad told us when we were growing up so your grandmother was one the poorest women in the church. She never almost never have Sunday dinner without inviting at least somebody else from the church to come and eat with us.

My grandmother ended up having 10 kids.

My father said they would be Sunday somebody coming over and we thing we have enough us a sin and God forbid women preachers, back in old days assays considered to have the preacher come to Sunday dinner and if a preacher guest preacher son never came and came over mothership's house that we get medical we know will get the big piece of chicken you remember back in the old Seminole note old days, you know that that daddy got the big piece of chicken and then if the preacher came the preacher got the big piece of chicken Seminole glad you live in them days. I wish he would not come in the house for something. Have your whole attitudinal but she was blessed as a woman to be a blessing to advance the kingdom to help other people and in so doing you will properly handle what God has given you, and you position yourself thanks so much for being here for this important message. A word to the wealthy pastor Paul Joyce.

We know from studio pastor understand are over 2000 verses in God's word and told this.

I'm stuff to count them about money and possessions being a steward of the resources that God has entrusted to us is something I know is important to him in your mind what is the key to making sure money doesn't become a problem for us as followers of Jesus. Great question.

I think we've got to keep a few things in mind. The first is clearly taught in Scripture which is that the money might be in our counselor in our pockets but it's not ours.

The Bible is really clear. We are stewards of what belongs to God in the language of the parable of Matthew chapter 25 we are the servants, the master entrusted his property to us before he went away. That's a clear picture of what Jesus did. He saved us, and then he gives us his property, both material financial and every other thing that he's given. It is really ours to Stewart. Meaning he's looking for a return on his investment. So we gotta keep in mind that it belongs to God. The second thing I want listeners to always remember is that money is a wonderful servant. It's just a horrible master man I tell you I have been broke and I have had all my bills paid. I like the latter state much much better. It is really fun when I don't have to sweat over money and so I just make it serve the right purposes and then it works wonderfully. I don't know why some people are so against money like mad money is good. I don't know what you're talking about is just that you can't let it run things. You gotta make it serve the right purposes.

One more thing.

We can't take it with us.

We gotta always remember that there is no U-Haul that's going to follow is simply not taken it with us so while we hear while we are stewards of God's money and God's resources. Gotta make it do the right thing and we've gotta make sure that our spiritual priorities remain intact because at the end were leaving it all behind and what we've done for Christ is what's going to last you know Jesus said you can't serve both God and money. You will either love the one and hate the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. Thanks for great message today, pastor, and for these great final thoughts. But before we leave you today we have what I believe is an outstanding thank you gift for those who were able to give generously to the ministry of Dustin for victory. It's a DVD video from Pastor Paul titled get your hopes up. I know this will be a great encouragement to you just requested when you give your generous gift to Destin for victory call 855-339-5500.

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In Christ, you are destined for victory


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