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November 11, 2021 7:00 am

Unrecognizable, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 11, 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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Enemy really is threefold. I thought many times before a believer faces three enemies. The world, the flesh and the devil all of us face the world listening to what was that maybe that means we have to avoid all the common Woodbine into a world system, the enemies of your state on today's Destin for victory load. Welcome to another great day of teaching with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California the world, the flesh, the devil, these are the adversaries you faces a believer in Christ antagonists who want to ruin your state of mind and rob you of your spirituality. If you can resist them. You will emerge from your temptation in your trial so transformed so dramatically changed the people closest to you will hardly recognize today pastor Paul returns to the story of Joseph, a man who showed us how to win the war against these three forces of evil. Stay with us now or stop by Pastor Paul.net to listen anytime and you can also subscribe to the podcasting Google podcast or wherever you enjoy yours.

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In Joseph's experience also met that he had to avoid falls and traps that the enemy set for him in Joseph's life. The pitfall came first to that I want to discuss before I get off at this point. The first pitfall we had to avoid was named Mrs. Potiphar and the second pitfall. He had to avoid was despair. Now let me walk you through that the first pitfall was Mrs. Potter because when the Lord started blessing him and he became the chief servant in her husband's household in the Bible says would Joseph in charge of it and he had to think about anything other than what he wanted to go to bed. Everything running smoothly in that house and so things were going well. Well, Mrs. Puffer saw how well things were going to miss it wasn't wasn't a gold digger. She had the money because her husband was a high big shot Egyptian official had the money she was shopping at Saxon Nordstrom and all of that she was. She was good to go. She had coach bags and Gucci and and she had been shoes with the read up on the I don't know why but I see what Joe said time she had the money wasn't what she was after she saw the same error that her husband's soul and her husband used it to promote Joseph. She used it to try to seduce Joseph say favor she saw God handling but she said well my husband is promoted and given prominence in the house.

She said, but this young man not only has it going on. He's B works well but the Bible specifically tells you in one of the verses in verse six that Joseph was well-built and handsome. She saw a favor and kindness. Can we talk see all favor you know so you all would have to pray.

If you come across favor and find this that you seem to have access to this. Now you have to play going in the wrong direction. Well, this woman did know Jehovah didn't care anything about his see is religion all she saw was favor and find this, and she may help us get to the Lord is my shepherd, I see what I will and the Bible says she went after Joseph took notice of him and said she one drop in his and all like that. She straight up verse seven come to bed with me personally, but he refused. I submit to you that, but he refused. Requires focus, let's be honest now somebody desirable coming to you with an indecent proposal. He had to be focused enough to say look at verse eight with me and charge my master does not concern himself with anything in the house everything he owns. He has entrusted to my care. No one is greater in this house deny my master has withheld nothing from me except you because you are his wife, how then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God. You see that Joseph, although he's away from his family. He's away from the people of God.

He's away from his spiritual inheritance. He's has taken the Lord with him into Egypt and he says I'm not what I want to be but God is with me where I am. And God doesn't play that and he wants me to stay focused where I am.

What Joseph doesn't know yet is God is going to bless him before this is all over with a fine wife of his own needs somebody else's because God will give him his own. He had no debt, yet is important for you to understand. He doesn't know what the future with a lot of us again so he could turn a doctor. He knew some of the allowed to marry and no assurances. All he knew is God is with me and God said this lady is in what your life is available but is not yours God says you got avoid pitfalls because I'm taking you somewhere and you need to avoid the traps that the enemy set now for us enemy really is threefold.

I thought many times before a believer faces three enemies. The world, the flesh and the devil all of us face the world listening to what was that mean that means we have to avoid the pitfalls are common Woodbine into a world system the world has a system that is very ungodly. That is very anti-God.

Just look around you and you will see the world operating with no sense whatsoever of what God wants. They could care less. And so we are living in an increasingly pagan society. Increasingly I feel sorry for people keep trying to hold on to this is a Christian nation where you been where the world have you been anytime we let a few little APS take the Bible out of our public schools.

In my lifetime in the 60s we grew up reciting Scripture in public school no more is a lawsuit now faculty to can come put a Bible on her desk to read at lunchtime and somebody's going call some authority and try to make trouble for it happening right now. This is no Christian nation. While we are in this world we are to be of this world so we have to resist the pitfalls of the traps. Now they're redefining everything they decide what marriage did a great marriage God created marriage but in a pagan society. They say no, we don't like the definition we don't change and we don't call it right to marry who you will and doesn't matter what gender they are. If they keep going on this rate we'll see some more startling things as people feed into the world system we can do whatever we want.

There's no deity. The answer to what you have to avoid those pitfalls and no straps. My preacher friends more and more I'm here more more preachers who are redefining marriage so that people can come to the church just recently heard from a preacher whose preaching. I have admired you the latest one. The cave well house see anywhere in Scripture where it has to be. I'm just checking them out one by one call some of my close at three different sick don't you see how much company yeah okay good you and me, because they follow my eyes why the world system.

The Bible says don't let the world squeeze you into its mold.

That's when the translations of Romans 12 be not conformed to this world. That means don't let the world squeeze you into its mold nonconformance where the world is concerned dictate how I live, the word dictate how I live you don't dictate my values that were dictates my values not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. I am who God says I am I do what God authorizes me to do. I avoid what God tells me to avoid. What about when you mess up when you mess up your mess a good excuse to keep on messing up what you gotta say God is right and wrong turn the ship around, so God can bless me and I'm here to tell somebody that the blessing of the Lord is. I have you, but you got avoid the pitfalls in the traps you got avoid the world, then the flesh. What is the flesh. The flesh is the enemy into me understand you are saved by grace but you live in a body that is probable that has been ProNet has a track record before you got saved your body got use to following the dictates of an regenerated mind and an regenerated mind didn't get so eradicated that it can never revisit you. You get your theology straight when you got saved, you did not get so say that you are past the point where you can be drawn into fleshly behavior.

There is no such place on earth where the flesh how do you have to think about the flesh, you better.

The Bible says we have to close the file yet test self. I say no way. Romans chapter 6 Romans chapter 6 said you are going to be the servant of whoever you ye old and if you yield to the flash you'll start the flesh has nothing to do with longevity. Don't tell me how you been say what I got do anything you make the biggest mess of your life. 20 years in 25 years in 30 years. It got a long time but you know what this fleshly alternative looks a little more suffering right now by doing the will of God is stay with us the second half of Pastor Paul Shepard's message is coming right up.

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You will avoid the traps of the world, the flesh, and then we have Satan you were too sophisticated to believe in the devil. I feel so sorry for your the devil is real.

Demons are real reason why you see these crazy people doing such crazy things is because they are inspired by an enemy you can see SMI told me just going issue number about and some folk refusing to believe that there is a real enemy was see if it was a psychotic episode that they had and certain things happen in their mind and we did an x-ray of the brain.

Everything fine. You go right on and do all that but have met the enemy up close and personal casting out of about many of folk I know the devil speaks a language. People understand and some of them follow his leadings you learn to avoid the enemies now Joseph avoided Mrs. Potter book of the Bible says once he knew she was hidden on him.

He refused not only to go to bed with her he refusing be with her when he saw she was coming to the part of the house where he was working he made his way to another part of the house was working on now will get the blessing on the Bible you got the girl was walking before y'all were holding only think back to your pre-holy days, and that's somebody you set your eyes on you had to do more than such a large role makeup I'm talking about, all in the mirror and pay attention to this, do that. That's what it was so made up my mind do God's will shop in temptation all so no mess up you let your pride since you write down the famous last words you hear somebody like you break down the average Joe blow you himself and go to bed Monday morning. Next thing you know you somewhere cook in the morning. At the time but you won't see no so much you want to be brought down.

I know something only what we do with him is to latest I'm already cooked today. My wife gave her the best shot. No, he didn't just say that up in the pool. Place in life is no future in front we better shoot straight because folks are missing the big time and we better make up we don't do the will of God is about something and somebody will break you down and not just sexually shopping that someone will find its way to you that is illegal and but that does mean is not going to him to and so you gotta learn to avoid chief Joseph said I'm not put myself through it.

If she comes this way. I'm going that way. And you know Joseph in order to pull this off was hide from that was Dave when he somewhere behind the St. Joseph he down in one of the service. To me this.

You gotta make arrangements to do right doing right is not convenient. You gotta make decisions and arrangements. You gotta take some numbers out your phone book showing you you are now is your job to believable and make arrangements to do will of God.

But not only did he have to avoid those. His focus made him avoid those but he had to avoid despair. What I mean by that one day she got tired of this, trying to get him because you know it was just feeling her fantasy that he was refusing her some folk folk get broken down to get the big notice right arm to be say to myself, so good to me.

I really should be same as actually does your mental a few folk due to there's another bunch of which some are y'all used to be who we say all he got integrity to he got a favor.

He fine and he got integrity. All I've always like the man would integrity and it made her go after him harder. So one day she catches him he could get away quick and she grabbed him by his clothing is that you and I have an appointment in that bedroom right there right now, and in order to preserve his integrity.

We told here in Genesis 39, he ran out of his clothing. The part she had came out of it in order to preserve what God was doing in his life. So what did she do she used it against if I can have you. I'm going destroy when a husband came home she said look at this you know this blows to your favorite servant in the house. The one you promoted all up above everybody else.

And he came in here and tried to rape me biggest lie you ever heard. Now here is a very interesting thing Potter for the Bible says became angry, took Joseph and threw them in the prison where the king's prisoners were kept weight now you just heard that a slave who you entrusted a lot of authority in your house. You heard that he is betrayed your trust to the level of trying to rape your wife and you putting in country club jail. What was that favor favor because Joseph could've been killed and that would have not even been a trial because he was not an Egyptian citizen can dove it in a ditch somewhere.

Nothing.

No trial, no investigation, no grand jury, just done what any do that favor the say favor that would not let his brothers kill them leave them in a ditch to die one of them said we can't do business selling, God intervened this in some y'all don't know you was slated for death. But God has such a plan for your life that wanted to out already by now you said I'm not finished with her yet is with him yet still got some may take him out premature.

Are you going through tough times today challenges that seem insurmountable be encouraged by today's message from Pastor Paul Sheppard asked God for justice but for mercy for favor for strength to make it through your seasons of pain and suffering, joy, and peace is available to you right now even in the midst of your darkest, most painful trials. This is part of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You know our highest calling is to share the gospel with the world and a great way to do that is by partnering with Pastor Paul at the Destin for Victor ministry in light of some severe challenges these past two years or so people are coming to faith in Christ all over the world.

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