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December 8, 2021 7:00 am
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Hello and welcome to this Wednesday. Addition of Destin for victory just a few moments, Pastor Paul Sheppard shares today's message Into God's power before we get started he joined me now to talk about his brand-new full-length book lessons from the vineyard pastor were coming to our friends here at the end of one year and the start of another to ask our listeners to consider a very generous gift to Destin for victory here at year-end will say thank you with a copy of your full-length book lessons from the vineyard. Tell us about this book and why you believe everyone should get a copy. I'm happy to be able to offer this particular resource because it allows you to understand that growing in the area of character is what makes us people whose lives are really making a difference for bold time and for eternity. I don't have to tell you that we have a world that is unconvinced about the reality of Jesus.
The reality of the need for salvation and things like that the best way we can witness these days is not only with our words but with our lives. And if we will become people who have a ripe fruit of the spirit in operation in us. If we are loving, joyful, have the peace that passes understanding have temperance and patience and all of those things that are the fruit of the spirit.
If we are mature in those areas. I think that helps us be much better witnesses than if all were doing is yapping the world really is and impressed that much with what we have to say anymore.
They'll be more impressed by the way we live out our faith and so this book is written with the hope and prayer that it will help each of us really grow and mature in the area of developing Christian godly character. That's what it's all about. At the end of the day it's not what we say. But it's how we live. That's going to impress the world around us.
I'm reminded of how many people responded to Jesus when he lived on earth, not merely because of his teachings but because of the way he lived to serve all those around him will again this brand-new book from Pastor Paul is called lessons from the vineyard and is our gift to you for your generous donation of $25 or more to Destin for victory call 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor Paul.net to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 once again Destin for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 one may have gone about that, since every naval battle that is most important in your life is when will I bow.
What about now is about later in judgment what you're going about. Make no mistake about it when the time comes that every knee bows before God.
Every tongue will also confess allegiance to him in light of what will happen then.
Today Pastor Paul Sheppard explains how we should now live now is the season to allow God to work in us so that he can begin to work through us with his Destin for victory message now tap into God's power is Pastor Mont book of acts chapter 2 beginning with verse one.
Here is what it says in the new King James version. When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues as of fire, and one sat upon each of them and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews about men from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Verse 12 so they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another. Whatever could this mean others mocking said, they are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the 11, raised his voice and said to them.
Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words, for these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day, but this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joelle that it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men will dream dreams and on my menservants and on my maidservants I will pour out my spirit. In those days, and they shall prophesy. As we began this message.
The last time I hoped to get much farther than I did but I ended up spending the whole time helping us to understand how important it was that they were altogether. In the same place and on one accord on the day of Pentecost talked about the importance of unity. We want to experience God, we gotta learn how to experience God and one of the ways they did it on the day of Pentecost is. They met in that upper room. Jesus had told them stay in Jerusalem don't go anywhere until you hear from heaven, because I'm going to give you a gift that you're going to need operate in before you go out and evangelize the world and that gift is the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and so they stay there in one place and don't want to court I talked about how the church today does not want to court. We are proudly guided into many cases minor things that should never divide us. It's okay to have differences, but we should not have the vision, since I talked about the importance of unity and the main and plain things of the Lord. Now I want to move on. I gotta cover the other verses here and so I want you to go with me to verse two it says and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting with the wind. Why on the day of Pentecost the spirit of God. Yet room with a mighty wind.
I'm so glad you asked the question I came to give you the answer why because the wind signifies something that the Holy Spirit ever does has no meaning when God does something, there is meaning and purpose behind it and in the case of the wind. It represents the refreshing life-giving, energetic, and cyber work of the spirit. I want to say that again when it comes to that hit the upper room that day that represents the refreshing life-giving energetic and sovereign work of the spirit.
You know that because of what Jesus said in John chapter 3 verse eight.
If you're familiar with the Gospels, you know that John three is when Jesus had his encounter with a Pharisee named Nicodemus this Pharisee were told in John three, came to Jesus by night, why did you come by night. When I told why, just that he comes by night. I kind of think it's because he's a Pharisee. He was not supposed to be in the presence of one that they considered a false rabbi and so why am. The world would he come in in the open when any and everybody could see him talking to Jesus. That sort of my guess we don't know for certain, but we do know he came at night. Those of you who have children who watch cable TV.
You're probably familiar with Nick at night when I came to take a look at night then start on TV. It started back in Jesus day. Nick came to Jesus by night and he said to him do what you're going except God be with him so I come to find out.
Really what's going on in your experience because I can't ignore what I've seen you do and Jesus went on to tell him well you can see the kingdom until you're born again and you know the story Nicodemus that will not be born again. It's too late, grown man. I can enter my mother's will again and Jesus are not natural that which is natural is natural, but I'm talking about. You have to be born again all the water the natural birth.
Spiritual birth and Jesus went on to say something profound and that's why I want to point this out about when Jesus said to him in verse eight of John three, the wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.
So is everyone who is born the spirit to see what Jesus said. He said when to go and just what he chooses to accomplish and stop by your house to ask permission the same thing is true of the Holy Spirit of God.
We need to understand that he comes to blow refreshing when he comes to energize and become mighty work and burn just like the wind, he does what he wants to do you understand God gives us the choice to make some decisions as we live our lives.
You and I will never be Stoppard. You know why because sovereignty means you don't answer to anyone.
The only way you could be Stoppard is God would have to make you God. You make a call the shots and you will never happen. God is the only Cybernet in the universe that I the Bible says one of these days every millions going about every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, you are not sovereign, you get to pick the call to wear that day you get what your career is going to be.
You get the big a lot of things that God is giving you to make certain decisions, but he will and sovereignty are two different things. I have the will to make choices is what I want for breakfast today. Here's what I want to do this weekend, make choices, but you not sovereign. Why, because one day is going about account to the Lord is coming, you know, is that since every naval battle in every tongue will confess the question that is most important in your life is when will I bow when I bow out later in judgment what you're going about. Make no mistake about it, I don't care what your mindset is I don't care what you say you believe will have an atheist I don't believe in God, I'm so sorry.
I'm going to pray that God will open your eyes and help you understand that we live in a created world and it had a creator who is cyber our creator is Auburn and so if you're blinded spiritually by you believe in the beginning bank and you can even account for where the stuff came from. If you set your you don't believe in a creative being who created the universe so you believe in the beginning bank.
Well, the logical question is whether the stuff come from something from the start and nobody will liberate back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard. Remember you can always listen on email@example.com that's Pastor Paul.net you find a host of great resources enter online store, including books and DVD messages from Pastor Paul before he ascended into heaven.
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Once again, here's Pastor Paul. In the beginning the heavens and the and so you need to know about so my brother, my sister called and now don't wait till later in judgment bow now and surrender. Why so you can enjoy the refreshing, energetic work of the Holy Spirit in your life. I think you know by now we all got some stuff that needs to be blown out of our lives life make some changes when I want to refreshing the spirit of God in my life every now and then things get in your life and you win and the spirit is present to be a fresh wind in our lives. So that's why we see when in the tongues of fire. It said they were like fire and they will each of the people in that room okay. What's that about him. So you have such good question on an anthropoid objective three, beginning with verse 16 John answered and said I indeed baptize with water, but one is coming, whose sandals I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire his winnowing fan is in his hand and he will only clean out his threshing floor and gather the wheat into his barn and the chap will be burned with unquenchable fire. But notice this said I want coming behind me.
I baptize with water.
He said but me and Bob Holy Spirit and the fire.
He said he will give you the baptism of the Holy Spirit baptism of fire is the fire about well there is more of the spirit represents the work of the spirit. The refreshing work but represents the same gene work of the Holy Spirit what you mean fire cleanses.
Yes it does something that consumed my thoughts about the chap that something that only God can do in your life you'll know you had some stuff you have now you perfectly holy map back in the day you remember when you have some stuff you have some stuff that needed to be burned.
Don't even try you at some you have met some stuff that consumers would not buy but make sure that when consumed they are cleaned they are purchased just metals go into the year and when they come out even more valuable because they're not only precious metals but now the impurities and let me tell you something the Holy Ghost comes to not just baptize you in the comes the baptize you with your meaning he wants to and cleanup some things in our lives understand God will use us, but he want to keep us junkie and not of much value when God anoints us with gifts and wants to use one of the things he does is make sure he's clearly some stuff in our lives so that we are vessels not be very clear about the people live in right who are gifted will somebody get I can be of God, look at how raggedy they live no gift came from God's will one day not only use the gift, but how you prepared your vessel for the use of the gift you just wait and understand. This is good to see myself. We need to begin, we need to be per we need to be surrendered spirit so he can build and not mess you give, you can usually get messed up character and all jacked up in the way you live your life and not go God says in chapter 3, beginning with verse two is what he said the Lord's coming. When he appears he is like a spider like long jurors so he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver by the sons of Levi as gold and silver that they may offer to the Lord. What an offering in righteousness, looking down the corridor looking to the day when the Holy Spirit would come first. Christ would come and then be succeeded by the Holy Spirit, who is Christ in us the hope of glory. And he said when going to comments as a refiner's fire in our lives as God be with in your life take asleep some stuff that we got the bird out on and we need the Holy Spirit in our lives so that when you use them impurity you use them in a way that glorifies God doesn't hinder your ministry because we not only see how God uses you saying how God is developing and maturing you spend your time and your giftedness. Spend your time letting the Holy Spirit cultivate of character in your life that God can't really use us for his glory. When we are not a hindrance painful, but they sure don't know how to live. They make important decisions.
Marion everybody there time to turn around I got a new spouse said all these singers and preachers and he preached back and he came in and he said I know you want to biblically justify no that's not you write me emails. I know that you will somebody know, ignoring biblical grounds and you think God wants me happy is that most saying he wants me happy.
So just drop this one off and picking up another one and keep on rolling that you something back. That's chapter 2 comes with fire and work in our lives.
Don't tell me how your anointed by this talk about your giftedness. Tell me how the Holy Spirit is clean some stuff up in your life. That's what I want to know I want to know are you being Clinton's know that you so powerful my God that person so powerful when they look at you all out under the care about how you knocking people out about how you walk in you live in you.
And so we need God's power because it not only Holy Ghost but also with the cleansing and purging more in our lives. Thanks for being with us for today's message to happen to God's power. For more information about Destin for victory were Pastor Paul Sheppard's brand-new book lessons from the vineyard stop by our website Pastor Paul.net that's Pastor Paul.net hi all talking about you place all that is next.
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