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November 16, 2021 7:00 am

Unrecognizable, Part 4

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 16, 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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Hello and welcome to this Tuesday edition of Destin for victory in just a few moments, Pastor Paul Sheppard shares his message unrecognizable. But before we get to that pastor has joined me to talk about a gift that goes hand-in-hand with the theme of today's message and pastor I want everyone to know that you've written a great booklet that we want to provide for those were able to give a generous gift this month. It's called turning your test into a testimony.

Now most of us don't go through life thinking that test or create way to have a testimony. But God specializes in taking the tough times and turning them into something good doesn't tell us about this offer. This booklet that you've written. Absolutely Jabez is a guy who, as I mentioned in times past. You only have two verses in the entire Bible that tell you about the guy to verses yet those two verses teach us a lot. If we read between the lines and just let the Lord because us to get the truth the revelation if you will yeah these are not just words on a page are that God wants us to know this. That's right. And here's a guy who started coming talk about starting out behind the eight ball. His mama named him after the pain of childbirth, like the world was she thinking she and her husband gave this boy the main causes pain. Yeah, that's what happened and he had to live all of his early life he had to go to school first day of school and the teacher is calling him names and she said cause pain where you because they raise her hand is a ridiculous. The fact is God help this boy grow up and understand I may not be able to change what they labeled me, but I can change whether I continue to live up to the label and so this booklet is my way of helping people understand you might not like where you are. You might not like what you had to go through but God can help you to be an over comer and at the end of the day. We are told in those two verses.

This young man became more honorable than all of his brothers who were not so maimed and so we've got a learn that God can get you from where you are to a much much better place if you just walk with him. This booklet will encourage people and give them some practical handles on how to do just that. Well, again, the booklet is called turning your test into a testimony and it is our gift to you this month by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory call 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. Again, the addresses Destin for victory.

Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. Don't try to answer questions you will have the answer for.

Here's what you do, you rough firearm. What you do know know that his grace is sufficient. I do know that his peace will pass. Understanding how do you know about and trust in him.

I'm gonna come out all right.

Consider these words from Philippians chapter 4 verse eight whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise dwell on these things on today's Destin for victory. Pastor Paul Sheppard encourages us to dwell on the goodness of God's peace is provision his promises, believing that he will lead us to ultimate victory is Pastor Paul Sheppard once again with today's Destin for victory message unrecognizable despair. Do not let this get a hold of you. This will drive you in the wrong direction don't get to the place where you're starting to question what you used to know is true now. Don't let your circumstances make you question what you already know that sometimes you don't know what's going on.

You don't know why God is allowing it in Joseph's case he could've said I don't know why I been in jail for years and years and years. I didn't even do anything.

Don't try to answer questions you will have the answer for.

Don't pretend like you know what you don't know. Here's what you do, you rough firearm.

What you do know know that one place where I don't want to be here with me know that his grace as a Christian I do know that his peace will pass. Understanding do know that if I put my hope and trust in him.

I'm going to come out all right.

And so we all got to talk to your self some self in the mirror. People say you really should talk yourself, you know that that's not healthy I think is healthy. I think sometimes I am the best person to talk to somebody talk to nobody but me in the mirror, look at your cell you cell what you already know the Lord will make away somehow. I know the Lord is going to bring me out of this mess, no witnesses over recognize who I am and so Joseph despair and two years after the cupbearer forgot about him. Pharaoh has a dream and when Pharaoh had to dream the cupbearer remembered.

I know somebody who can interpret your dream. What a call for Joseph is now out of prison been selling for years and now this felon is standing in the throne room of Pharaoh interpreting a dream and it will us to know that when God is ready to execute his purpose. Circumstances really have nothing to do with it now. Joseph's highest dream, no doubt for for the years he was imprisoned his most fresh dream, the one that was closest to his mind was to get out of jail had no idea that getting out of jail would be nothing compared to what was about to happen to him and I will let you know some of y'all are thinking too small about your future is all I can just get a job. You think into small and I can finally see my way.

Could you think into small sometimes you realize that when you being placed in a position you don't want to be. That's why you gotta be careful to do God's will is a small beginning because you have no idea what you're being set up for this, is now interpreting a dream, and he gives not only the interpretation of the dream which meant to be seven years of extreme abundance followed by seven years of extreme poverty in Egypt normally gave him interpretation, but he said Pharaoh, here's what you need to do. You need to find someone who has great wisdom and the ability to organize and and to oversee this massive project and they need to help you to store up in the years of plenty, so that you can be prepared for the years of want.

I want to challenge you. By the way, to learn that approach in your own life. I'm learning now this is that that's the way we ought to live our lives.

Don't consume everything God gives you now on.

Now realize some of some of us were later some of you some of its father's, so don't consume it all yourself. Learn to set aside financially. Learn to set aside emotionally. Learn to set aside in every way and to have enough margin where you can be prepared for something unexpected. Don't keep burning the candle at both ends is not going to serve the purpose of God in your life, learn to have margin and so he said he said you need to set aside 20%.

Set it aside, and he gave them his word. Wisdom looked at him and said well you're telling me to find someone who has the wisdom oversee this, he said, but I'm saying that there is no one in my kingdom as wise as you and Pharaoh then appoints Joseph a non-Egyptian ex-felon just got out of jail for attempted rape a non-Egyptian ex-felon, he made him second in command in the whole country. Now Joseph is in charge of her body, except Pharaoh himself body all power for life in charge of the jailer in charge of all these folk because it was the purpose of God remember nothing and no one can withstand the purpose of God for your life stops with the people is not about them. They can't withstand the purpose of God. Now I want you to notice that the set up for Joseph's dream which is going to be fulfilled was him fulfilling somebody else's dream Pharaoh's dream. Is this going to be plenty followed by want, so we need to be prepared.

Joseph now becomes in charge of helping fulfill that dream so that the Pharaoh can know his nations going to go on even in a time of famine and I point that out to say this to you. God will never bless you to fulfill the dream he gave you till he blesses you to fulfill the dream he gave somebody else is important because we come from a very self-centered self focus generation is not Charles fault you work you were raised in a generation that fought me me me me me and I'm telling you in the kingdom. It's not about you and so in the kingdom.

You have to learn that the way to be promoted is to be a servant.

So some of you need to squint dream of operating and get good at cooperate because, gotta take care your operation that is calling on you, whatever you want. Have you doing still have you operating but you need to be preparing by cooperating, if you will cooperate.

You'll never operate properly.

Half-baked bearing on her body. Nurse supervisor or manager. Somebody will you know they want a good follower because they stank as a leader I can't stand it when you see a leader who obviously didn't learn what they needed to learn prior to get into that position. They don't know how to treat people I don't know how to respect people that don't know a lot of people they don't know how to correct people in the redemptive way.

All they know how to do is block and flaunt their power and ignorant ignorant that I know that is not a word was meant and you because when you get what God thinking you're supposed to represent him in his kingdom. You can afford to be a half-baked person who operates.

You gotta you gotta hone the skills by being an excellent cooperator. You do not lead well into you first follow. Well, you gotta first learn to be submitted before you can be one who leads others, and so he's about to execute Pharaoh's dream, and in so doing, he's been given prominence in his dream, remember his dream way back when he was 17. His dream was that one day my brothers are going to come about. To me, in fact, my whole family. The second dream said is going to come and bow to me one day so he's going to see that dream fulfilled. But in the context of fulfilling somebody else's dream first I want to make sure you understand not to overlook your season summary also busy looking up or when I get where I'm going yeah, but where are you now and how well are you doing what's right there in front of you now because that is tied to your purpose. Now I will wrap up the series by talking about two other aspects of his development.

Not only did he become focus, but number two, he became forget full look at Genesis 41 and look with me.

In verses 50 through 52, put them up on the screen for you if you don't have a Bible, Genesis 41 versus 50 through 52. Here's what they tell us before the years of famine came so Joseph is now in the business of executing this dream God blesses them and they are currently when you get to this passage, the nation of Egypt is currently still in the time of plenty being granted all over the place. Abundance real and before the years of famine K while they're still in the seven years of abundance, Joseph, gotten married and two children were born to him. Two sons look at verse 51 Joseph name the firstborn, Manasseh, and said it is because God has made me forget all my trouble at all.

My father's household. Now before we get to 52 which does about the second son.

I want to tell you about this person because he represents this. The second stage of development also became focused.

But secondly, he became forget full what did he forget we told him the name of this boy. He said I forgot all my trouble in all my father's household. What does that mean you forget being betrayed at the highest possible level of flesh and blood takes you first.

Thanks that leave you for dead. God causes them to think differently said no, no need of shedding innocent blood.

Here some merchants coming down the road.

Let's pull them out here.

Let's sell him so that we make money, you will be sent somewhere.

God knows where. Become a slave in some other country will never have to see this boy again and so that's what they did is all brothers saw him into slavery all the trouble that they call you, you forget all the trouble you need to be set. I forget all my trouble and my father's household so he said I forgot. Not only what happened when I was in Canaan with my brother I forgot what happened to me that had me in jail.

The past several years I've forgotten stuff. How can he say he forgot always trouble in his father's household. I'm glad you asked. Here's why. Having arrived at his God-given destination he has no need to stay focused on how he got there he that the destination is where God said he was going to be when you get where God said you're going to be there is no point in looking back, there illustrated this way. Sometimes when you fly nonstop flight to your destination. Other times, the airline says well we can get you there. But you don't have to fly through some other city or to before you get to your destination, also called layovers so you fly from your original point of travel to a place you are not going to end up in, but it is necessary to get there so you can catch the fight that's gonna get you where you're supposed to go if you travel enough you get used to. Verse smell big Dale that I'm not where I'm supposed to be. Yesterday I flew from Raleigh-Durham airport Dallas Texas going to Dallas I was coming to San Francisco in a national rapport, but this particular line did not have a nonstop from dorm to San Francisco, but they said given the time you need to leave Rev. if you are leave early in the past decade leaving our day. I still bet my conference.

I can only leave after 3 PM I got a 345 put me on that will take a nonissue for me. I cry all the time. Layovers a problem. I just need to make sure I have enough time for realistic connection. Just make sure you just don't get me some stupid layover like say Dallas you you sometimes you get you into terminal way and your connecting flight is in terminal D and you get the monorail train stop to get you to get your rundown is really don't care about anything but get no money, and they'll give you some real crazy. I leave in 20 minutes. Experienced traveler and I learned to check out enough time to get done in the layover. What I need to get from my arrival date to date, more than enough time. Sometimes you will know travel that you will not work. You know I work the system. I traveled most of my life work the system. That's why don't I never let my assistance make my arrangements for me till I can teach them the system. I do it myself don't care sometime that will put you in what will put you in layover hours airport hours going nowhere. So I worked the system I check all the fine if I can't do nonstop. I find a way to get a reasonable layover.

Sometimes God's taking you somewhere. But when you find yourself now is nothing like where he's taken you and you sickness and what is this I came with a word for you layover layover taken you and you understand why you had to go to just know that God is still going to get you to the destination from whatever city you're here now and you don't have to become an issue. Once I got the severance Cisco that I was in Dallas now this is the place of Bethany my back will be here. My wife will be outside. We drive home.

Now that was not in the scene do not know relaxed about them down as I just sent out and listen so you are the layover trying to make sense of it. You don't have to make any sense of.

Wait on the Lord of good courage will strengthen your heart is coming when they will announce your next city and you up and put you on the next planet will get you where God's taking you know about the people in the layover city.

There are nine factors that when you get when you're going to be nowhere around the root agent I going and he forgot because that was no need for him to hold on to that junk. I'm here to tell somebody you're in a pit right now but that's not where you're going to end up in a pot of his house right now. But that's not what you're going to end up going to prison right now for long time. You didn't do, but that's not where you don't end up he had to end up in the palace because that was the place of destiny and where your destiny is my brother, my sister, that's where God is going take God has never been hindered by anything or anybody, and your folks and your circumstances will be the first sold only to sing in your sad song because it's about a layover it's not about the destination.

Some layovers are longer than others, but God knows exactly how long your should be your trials are part of his plan to conform you to the image of his son, Jesus Christ, in whom you are destined for victory. That's all the time we have for today visit Pastor for more information about destined for victory or the special thank you gift. We have reserved for you as you generously support us this month, that's Pastor tell somebody. God wants to show you all so you gotta get rid of that attitude can show your bitterness occasionally offered present Medicare with unresolved anger can show you off with vengeance in your heart that's tomorrow in Pastor Paul Shepard's message unrecognizable. Until then, remember he who began a good working you will bring it to completion.

In Christ, you are destined for victory

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