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November 9, 2021 7:00 am

Unrecognizable, Part 1 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 9, 2021 7:00 am

Lessons drawn from Joseph's life after being sold into slavery by his brothers; three ways Joseph matured while living in Egypt; based on Gen. 42:1-8.

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I nothing has ever caught God by surprise. No matter what mistakes you've made with the trials. You may be going through. God knew all about the before the foundation of the world. Hello and thanks for stopping by for today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard know God was aware of your present circumstances long in advance is already prepared your way through your eventual way out today pass reminds us that our enemy was defeated long ago on Calvary's cross in Christ, we are destined for victory. Today's message is straightahead, but remember you can always visit Pastor to listen on to me that's pastor listen and subscribe to the podcast as bona fide Apple podcast or wherever you get your Sebastopol. Today's destined for victory message unrecognizable goals that are missing what you really are.

And after you there after your dream after what God is doing in you at the brothers and sisters, we do not wrestle against flesh and blood.

You gotta realize this is not about the people is about the spirit that controls the people call that spirit is what God is doing in your life.

Let me give you a quick overview of spiritual warfare is what's going on site is already defeated right. Satan is not trying to be defeated. There is no epic struggle in the heavenly between God and Satan that makes for good Star Wars movies. That's not reality. Satan is soundly defeated on the cross, Jesus made an open display of Satan's defeat Satan to the world. When he hung on the cross and was raised three days later, there is no epic struggle, the devil shot his best shot when he rebelled against God got kicked out of heaven as an angelic being and has now been in the heavenly realms and walking to and fro in the try to drum up some more support in his rebellion but he already knows he's defeated he already knows he's defeated.

This is not about whether he wins or loses.

This is about.

Satan is like saying maybe on the news or something. Some some mass murderer. Some crazy criminal has been sentenced. He now knows that is going to be executed on life in prison without the positive hello instead of just realizing he brought this on himself and being humble. He still defined still lying still ranting still raving.

That's what Satan is right now but he still trying to get he knows where he's gone where he will spend eternity.

He just can't get somebody on the B company. He knows what his fate is, but he's determined to mock God all the way to the end and how can he not God. Although he's defeated.

If he can get you off course.

If you get too focused on things and people and get you where you don't end up taking the right God has ordained for your life.

He wants to use that as a way to mock God he can't do anything with God, but he said I can mess with some of his kids who are not discerning and who don't know how to fight spiritual warfare and I can wreak havoc in some of their lives and you need understand what you're going through is really not about you. This is about spiritual warfare, Bible says it is not good when it says we don't wrestle against flesh and blood, we are dealing with spiritual warfare.

That's why that's why one day when Jesus told his disciples about his coming crucifixion, and that he was gonna lay down his life. Peter rebuked him.

Peter rebuked and said that will never happen. We will let that we got your back.

Jesus. Jesus looked at Peter, who later on was going to be the foundational apostle of the church Jesus looked at him and said get the behind me Satan look at our future apostle and calling the devil because it wasn't about the words and it wasn't about the person.

The words came. It was about the spirit using the person who spoke the words as you walk through this season of your life. You gotta quit looking at the first thing you gotta design the thing that kind of thing quit listening to the words and design where the words are really coming from looking at people and realize that there is a force that is using people now about to hit you with some real deep. Fasten your seatbelt. Christians can be used by the devil. Christians who are walking in the spirit who are deciding what God is doing to open their mouths like Peter did that day and speak what the enemy wants to use you off course you gotta have enough discernment that when you hit a devil.

I don't care who is coming through. You say Satan, the Lord rebuke you.

We have to learn how to watch who we talk to because at the end of the day. These people are marking him say we go killing and we go see what comes of his dreams. And yet these are the folkies telling thinking they can be happy for him.

One day he will be in charge.

Gotta be discerning more discerning than you've been to deserving people who don't know how to stand with you through thick and thin.

Peter Peter talk about Peter.

Remember when the church was established, and at first it was an old Jewish church, but then you see God raise up Gentiles, and who was the first one to get that revelation, Peter.

That Gentiles to be in the kingdom. Remember that story.

Ask chapter 10, so Peter finds himself in a Gentiles house for the first time being led there by the Holy Spirit first time in his life. He's darkened the door of a Gentile and extending their same.

I now realize that God has no respect of persons and he starts preaching the truth that God is just giving him on the spot revelation, and while he's preaching the Holy Spirit falls only Gentiles they begin to speak in tongues. So Peter obviously knows this is the same work of God that he did in our lives. On the day of Pentecost. It was a blowing experience. Now he knows Gentiles are as in, as he is in God raises up Barnabas and Paul began to minister to Gentiles in places such as Antioch Antioch accept 11 is the first place where we were ever called Christians, and it was among Gentiles. So Peter knows full well God is accepting Gentiles. One of the said no to find go is that Peter went to see the apostles want to know what's going on he heard but didn't.

I can say is rigorous and sinful down there and Peter went down with Barnabas and he sees that the Gentiles are expressing the grace of God, and he fellowships with the Gentiles, but with another big shot apostles come from Jerusalem.

The Bible says he withdrew himself from the Gentiles because he one of make sure he's in with the big shots and had a standard all for now. Like take a fellowship with the Gentiles who are saved by the same grace. There say but listen when you find somebody who can only hang what you in private. When you find folk who can't stand what you private or public who can't go on the record and say I believe in what God is doing in him. I believe in what God is doing in our that's my brother asked my sister to slander them to me and get away with it. I will I will stand with them no matter what. When you find folk will you speak your praises and private.

They have no business in your inner circle. I'm trying to help somebody. I'm trying to help somebody trying to help you get your life in order. Because God is taking you somewhere and you gotta decide who you have what you know you gotta learn to speak me to stand for me in public. I can't use fair weather friend. You know why because my life isn't always fair and life we have stormy days we go through storms and hurricanes and life we have a variety day we had a dreary day sometime based upon the home of your life with you in some of us in this season of life we must understand that the way God is moving in us requires that we become more discerning about the people in our life. If you can be flat out on the record that I don't teach. You gotta decide that you decide that you are through with folk who say I'm I'm I'm behind you and truth is they so far behind you UK Seo trying to help in that behind… Got your back. Turn around and I need both binoculars. What I need you behind so far back there shortly. Take a big of torture in my life before you can ever get to where I am. I don't need you way back that need somebody who knows how to fly Q who knows how to be. I bet you're not looking for me, I'm right there in your life. You girls who try to get you get the look up. Get your next you'll know your next bill because he's what you were not ashamed to tell anybody that he's with you. That's my girl got, you know, in the Freddie Jackson on and you are my lady everything you needed and everything I need and more UK UK you somebody who show up in the dark at night.

Everybody is gone home and he come grinning. You got to say the words, those great theologians Destiny's Child of years ago.

It was like somebody still ahead.

The second half of today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California.

We want to thank all of you who sustained destined for victory with your prayers and financial support, gifts that help pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world destined for victory is a listener supported ministry. So as God leads. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to us today. Find out about our special thank you gift by request. When you safely give a pastor that's pastor or call 855-339-5500 every trial you face every challenge. Every difficulty is designed by God for your eventual good pastor Paul with the rest of today's message unrecognizable something in the enemies after what is up to you have to learn to be discerning because you're in a spiritual battle.

First Peter 296 what you are a chosen people, royal priesthood holy nation, a people belonging to God that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light is what God is up to you, that he might think through you as prizes and the enemy wants to mock that.

That's the battle you're so what you have to learn to do so that God can make you into this person because God has you in a season of metamorphosis metamorphosis. You know what that is that the process by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly God has some of your writing that season. Right now he is cocooned you best way got dessert, not about coming to cocoon is not a fellowship place that not everybody who say come up in here not on no no no cocoon is where God is doing the work that so intimate in your life because he's transforming some things and when you come out, the enemy won't even know who you are and what you have to do first thing you have to do in that process is you'll see that God caused Joseph to become focused when you go to Genesis 39 Joseph now has been sold to a man named Potter for who is a high official in Egypt but it was a slave. Imagine days ago weeks ago however long the journey was where they transported him to Egypt. He was a favored spoiled son now in Egypt he's a slave he's property he wears what they telling the where and is deafly not Gucci. He does what they telling to do is deafly lab not acting spoiled in his daddy's house. Everything is different now you are going through a season. Some of you are there now and others are headed into something where everything is brand-new. You have never experienced what you're experiencing or about to experience in your life and what what is God saying that this for you was part of the process. He will use to transform you and to be successful you're going to have to become focused when I made in Joseph's life become focused because he had to discern that God needed him to stop focusing on other people as well as I do.

Joseph could've spent years saying I can't believe my brothers did that to me.

I cannot believe people that I lived in the house with did that I can listen when windfall betrayed you and shocks all of us. When people come against you and shocks all of us backstabbing never. It is never a nonissue for anybody the first time you get stabbed in your back first few times you guessed that your back, you get hot. I believe you because your heart right you could never do that to somebody and you can imagine how people especially in the charge people who claim to know Jesus can treat you like some Christian dog. Gotta quit over romanticizing this Christian business.

Somebody said they say me email safe doesn't mean they're non-toxic that mean that they are right, go deeper just because they pry a lot meeting their spiritual some of the biggest hellions I've ever met in my life are people without crazy plan life. They play all the time came to tell you. Not everybody who plays a spiritually minded, in fact, some play-by-play because their busybodies some people play because prayer request can be the highest form of gossiping to have us all in your life and so-called pry a lot request and find out what was going on in your life.

I need you to understand that he could spend years saying I don't believe this that shock you, but you're now in a season saith the Lord, where you gotta shake off the shock and get focused because you know what, if you keep trying to reconcile it. If you keep trying to make sense of nonsense.

If you keep trying to find out how people could do what they have done. Not only will you never figure it out. You can't make sense of nonsense.

Not only will you never figure it out but you have your eye off of the thing God is doing to develop and transform you. So what did Joseph do. The Bible says he focused on the fact he didn't like where he was did like his circumstances but he focused on the fact that the Lord was with him so you don't have to like where you are.

You just gotta entertain your you're right company, no matter where you are in life. The Lord is with you because he's the one who called you and he didn't abandon you. You know God, one in heaven. Tell about how I was going to some, but you have never shocks God in your life just never another minute happens.

I can't believe I nothing has ever caught God by surprise, and God is so much God that it doesn't matter what you are he can get you from where you are to where he's ordained you to be not only to get you there make it work out where to look like you were supposed to be where you are, so he could get you to where you want to be. I need to understand. Therefore, you gotta get chives in your mind off of people in off the devil had awful circumstances and quick about what's going on in your life would say to you now this is a time to get focused.

This is the time to get focus is the time to get serious about letting God bless you where you are, God doesn't need see we think the blessing is the promotion let me close by telling you God can bless you before he promote you. In fact, your promotion can be a sign that he had already blessed to look at how it happened in Joseph's life. The Bible says the Lord was with him and Potiphar's house and he prospered as a lowly slave.

He prospered, helping the prosperity means you will get automatically elevated to high placement of God can bless you an entry-level job. Y'all don't see it go. I am the executive offices, be I believe God will have me and I will be to see old Abita sleep. I will be the CFO.

I will be the CEO I will be the season-low and listen before you become a God can bless you entry-level God can bless you while you still answering the phones for the big shocks that big shots of the one in there swirling around in big chairs, but God can bless the company because you answering the phone entry-level but God bless the entrance because you had to entry-level need somebody to know God will promote you in his own time and in his own way, but he doesn't need the promotion. First, he'll bless you right where you are. You gotta discern what God is doing in the season in your life. You gotta learn honor God. Write what you are gotta learn to appreciate the fact that he can bless you before you get where you're going to go envision great riches if the Lord blesses you with that fine, but don't strain don't focus on the I just need to get their first you don't get rich doing wrong ill-advised things, trying to get a blessing just be faithful where you are doing what God has you doing. They treat me like a slave be a good slave, how will my rights. I rather be blessed and have my rights that I'd rather be blessed than I have my rights for something Jesse Jackson can do for me for something to how something can't provide for me.

Sometimes I gotta be discriminated against and trust God anyway.

All I'm trying to help somebody you focus where you got to know Pastor Paul said something just now that really spoke to me and I hope it helps you to we don't have to wait for God to bless us. On the other side of our trials.

He'll bless us.

During our trials with peace with hope, with a loving support of those close to us. It's true God has a plan for your future. But he also has a right now. Plan one in which you find strength and comfort. No matter what challenges you may be going through so if you need prayer today.

If you're facing a challenge.

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We have a great resource to share with you today is Pastor Paul's booklet turning your test into a testimony, God will often use your challenges, even your own mistakes to draw you closer to him and to equip you to help others who have trials in tough times of their own. When you cling to your faith during tough times you find your mess will become a message in your test will become a testimony is turning your test into a testimony booklet from Pastor Paul in our gift to you by request for your generous donation to Destin for victory.

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Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 what happened after he was a slave after he was traded by brothers who hated him we were jealous of him who resented the fact that he was a favorite son and then resented the fact that he had a dream of dominance what happened the first thing is, he became THAT'S tomorrow. Would Pastor Paul Sheppard shares his message unrecognizable. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.

In Christ, you are destined for victory

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