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How Do You Spell TESTimony? (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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November 19, 2021 7:00 am

How Do You Spell TESTimony? (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 19, 2021 7:00 am

How God uses our tests as the basis for our testimony; the sufficiency of God's grace. (Included in the 5-part series "The Jabez Journey".)

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Did not trouble a lot but I would argue that you would need to walk by faith accept this job to deal with. We walk by faith not by sight means you on the part while not denying what you have to have faith is tested and proven in the midst of life's challenges. We grow not in the absence of problems. But in spite of them. Hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard during his ministry on earth. Jesus told his disciples, the servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, he said they will persecute you also. That means life will have plenty of tough times we don't want to dwell on them, but we shouldn't deny them either. That's one of the lessons we learn from the life of Jabez story continues today sure to visit Pastor to listen any of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand. That's Pastor you can also subscribe to the Destin for victory podcast wherever you get podcasts, including's bona fide and Apple podcasts now is Pastor Paul.

Today's Destin for victory message. How do you spell tests. When Paul was writing to the Roman church and he was talking about Abraham and teach a lesson he said when I got that promise that he was going to bring a child into the world and he was an old man said he considered his body did maybe denied that it was all in many business following the child but God made a promise when God makes a promise. The promise is as good as done. Why, because who made it and you know what that's like, because we put general faith in people who are following you are subject some time to disappoint in general, when you find somebody who loves you they are able to build a promise is to you. That's what they want to go, so much so that you can say to somebody in the middle of the week arrives Sunday can you pick me up and they sound on the problem. I got you I get you something when you connect on a time I will buy a house. Just be ready to say good talk Wednesday or Thursday.

Saturday you're talking to somebody and they said you don't have a car right now because in shop by charts tomorrow and you'll say yes. I have around now technically arrive.

You have a promise yet, but I do have a promise of arrive based on who promised me. I believe I have a lot I can send you all know me, but I'll be all right. I'll see you at church and therefore have a promise, but I got the promise when God gives you a promise going to cash that check and one of the promises God has made to his children is yeah sure. Trouble is real, but before even before I bring you your trouble. I will give you grace while you're still dealing with your trouble. That's a promise.

So even though you're going through hard times right now and your feelings try to tell you, you know what we make it.

You have to learn to tell your feelings all yes we go make because God promised me that his grace was sufficient.

Well versus seven through nine. He said to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing great revelations he had been taught about the fact that God gave him extraordinary revelations as the unusual apostle that he was the Lord gave him extraordinary revelations, and he had experiences.

He said that are unlawful for me to really talk about God took him to some heavenly places. Literally God showed him some things that he never did expound to us. He said no I can't even I can't go there with you. It's unlawful for me to tell you some of the things God has done in my life. He said, and so these are the kinds of things that could make you spiritually conceited, but not what he says to keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations that was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me. People love speculating what was the thorn in the flesh I have read all, commentary why we spend our time for the wood stuff like that on your flash you know it'll work your last nerve was the messenger of Satan. What ever it was, however, the messenger of Satan. It was manifested in such a way to constantly be in father to this great apostle and look at what he says in verse eight, three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me three times. He said, Lord, come on now these removed from me. Best thorn best messenger of Satan that is tormenting me three times.

He says I asked God to take away.

But God said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Some of you might not have revelations. I got to keep you from being conceited about what you do have some forms you do have some messengers of Satan.

You do have some trial. You do have some situations that you're having to go through and I want you to know that just as God's grace was sufficient for this apostle is sufficient for every child of God. God promises grace to the humble. The Bible says he resists the proud, but he gives grace to the humble. So your pride and not like trouble to help you get ready your pride will not stop you will just get up off your high horse. That's why when you see high horse you you say all men you just asking for all understand hiking and I came related in any way I did, and it got you so cool what you will have to go through because my grandma and some you down as a preacher who is been noted for arrogant kinds of statements he has made about people going through various sicknesses and affliction and over the years he just didn't know what just being very dismissive and very you know again about the fact that they are been walking in divine health and right now he is fighting the battle of his life with physical disease and affliction.

You know what I haven't heard anything get in a while you know I like life to teach you some things that the word couldn't teacher and so God gives grace to yourself before the Lord, trouble don't you tell got this help somebody now tell God what you don't deserve this happen to me when not wait a minute. Do we want to stop and change the subject and startup about what you deserve, because if the subject to be going through hundreds of times. What else: all of our sin. All of our dysfunction. Always, we displease God to people all the way that we have sinned, and I like time wages, saying that so what do we deserve to know what happens is we get so arrogant that we start comparing ourselves among ourselves and about told you is not wise. And sometimes you look at other folk and you say what I am done as bad as them, and on basis of you comparing yourself to somebody else, you figure you deserve something better than they deserve. She was not deserving the issue is everything we get comes back. Grace. So when you go for trial.

God says before I bring you out of your trial before bail you out of that financial trouble before I heal your body before provide for your needs. Before I give you the companion you been begging people before.

Whatever the case is before that happens, I will give you grace and you will not have to learn that when God says his grace is sufficient mean that you just go bad and make it he says my grace is sufficient enough grace on you where you can make it as soon as you get your attitude right and stop tripping and acted like you desire a better soon as you get your mind right soon as you get transformed in your thinking will start waking up saying thank you Lord for the grace you gave me yesterday and I'm trusting you for the grace I need today night. I came make it. That doesn't mean you guys God for you when you talk about the game what you were going to sleep. When you run a grace. It does mean that grace part B sleep now we going to sleep but I can rest my mind were more grateful today on the grace to go to sleep what I prayed on the don't you think Lord help me go to sleep tonight that you got me through today.

I need some rest. I see my not help me go to sleep.

Help me put my head on the pillow and snore why this will be a fresh next. The rest of today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard. We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help Esther Paul share the gospel all over the world. Your donations do make a difference. So as God leads prayerfully consider making a generous gift to Destin for victory today. You can give that's pastor or call 855-339-5500.

Have you ever felt like giving up, like there's nothing left for you to do nothing else, you want to do you still have a pulse, you still have a purpose. Esther Paul was arrested today's message. How do you spell testimony go to sleep. I just want to die. Lord take me out here right now and he and all he did was went to sleep and when he woke up there was provision story first Kings.

He woke up at an angel had brought him some water and some roles in the Bible it says bread that was heated on cold bread rolls where I come from God was good that man up and roles God was saying to him know I'm not ready for you yet you still have more work to do three more people that you have anointed yet you anoint, you got more work to do. God is saying to you right now which will have suicidal self. All you came to the right service you listen to me. God want you to hit his methadone CD God said what you need. Spatial suicide attempt, at least in your head, and he said no I'm not taking you now somebody you try to kill yourself, you will wake up in the hospital wake up in the hospital now about the pain on yourself and because your box to attempt a big medical bill and use got a live because I'm not sure and trust God to bring you bring you out.

His grace is sufficient. No yes no yeah but you get get it done.the dates are you can bring up his game relate to.

That's why got a quick strike when you're going through trouble. You need to do would be sent home when you're going through trouble going to hell for like those people you need to get up and I don't know what I'll do if you just need to get an atmosphere, Jenkins told you when you get in the right spiritual self God to give you hope to be mad so the blues will feel like your feelings come be there no always had a big hug today might be a good day. You need all of his grace. Lord I miss you. You need the saints of the living God. I promise you, you need a pastor who prays for you, who intercedes for you to need to be in a place where there is an anointing to serve just an anointing to survive brother who held a meeting yesterday we said farewell to our men's leader was being reassigned by the Coast Guard.

Part of the country and we will anoint him and thanking him for his time of leading men's ministry and minute brothers were saying during this time that this brother help me to see you just got into the atmosphere.

What the right people will change your life and he told the brothers he said one thing about your pastor is your pastor has an unusual coverage because of what he's been through a long time ago to tell him give it up. It's not worth it and all that he said, but this man I watch this man has an anointing about college don't care what outcome from going through anointing flow to get you what you are going through right already in maven picked up his bad chapter. That's all. No point in reading the book, where everything is wonderful as a boring book and relate to it that everything retail like I have some troubling that's what Megan retail persecuted somebody let me help you understand this, lessee went through this. He starts out wonderful makeover.

It was just done and all that and you tell when you're talking to me, child of God and nobody in the place what's all safe dance all night medical marry me being boring make you sit up and read. When intensity is SE persecuted seal.

I think we got trouble on every pain hard-pressed on every hand, stepmom, and a lack of steps is the don't like going to the ball leave would lag static close own and then scrubbing and they out they had the ball trying to be somebody but God showed up with the fairy godmother to talk about nuclear art everywhere God's mother is what it was really trying to say you, bless you and give you bad now makeover right now and I come to bless you get the blasting gold onto the ball at the top of the staircase, everybody, and they're trying to make a move on the Prince trying to get their ducks in a row trying to get his attention, but as God would have had he said in the words of the much more contemporary song when I first saw you, I settled my own mind that's a dream knowing what's green girls you know what I just said. Then they danced and had a wonderful time. All but the midnight was approaching and she had been taught all night. Now God while C1 and Romans 828 all things work together, but God calls the time sold at glass slipper and he said it was the last thing I do identifying the woman whose foot perfectly fits this and he went around the kingdom and sisters do no good at all glass slippers and I like what I just hope against hope for you is for you, O somebody on another phone call.

They got what you wanted what God has for you. What is the Michael beware the family tried to keep the very presence of the Prince. But you got the Scriptures say no weapon formed against me will prosper how another she got to see him anyhow and he saw her and bring her here.

God know how to bring you out of what you going through God can bring you out of obscurity to make yourself famous and popular. God knows how to call you from the background to the foreground bring her here. Sit down right here and he me out in front of her and put her foot in that slippery and it fit perfectly. And he said this is my woman saying Freddie Jackson you are my lady everything I needed more.

Partly I'm old school hear the words of the prophet Isaiah. No weapon formed against you will prosper and every tongue that accuses you and judgment you will condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is for me, declares the Lord. Passages like this are what forms the battle cry of Pastor Paul Shepard's ministry in Christ, you are destined for victory both in this world and in the life to come.

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