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December 10, 2021 7:00 am
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Make sure everyone know that Jesus came to not only save us. He came to set us free from bondage that you from experiencing God's plan for your life. If the son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. Hello and thanks for joining us for this Friday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard.
What if you been saved by grace through faith in Christ and you have a pastor. Paul calls positional freedom. But how do you go from position to possession. How can you live in the freedom that he so graciously died to give what answers come your way next on this edition of Destin for victory visit Pastor Paul.net during recent testing for Victor message on demand. That's Pastor Paul.net and stay with us after the broadcast.
When Pastor Paul joins me from studio in California. First, let's listen closely as he shares today's message live free 61 one Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor broken hearted. Here are the phrases I want you to focus on to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison walls are now and I want to talk to you from the subject free. Looking at Isaiah 61 we looked at the fact that it's all about Jesus and then we looked at the fact that Jesus came to give us like we talked about life in terms of it being everlasting life. We also talked about life as abundant life became to give us life and more recently we talked about the fact that he came to give us hope and the subject I use for that part of the series was get your hopes up. Now I want to talk about the fact that Jesus came to give us freedom of choosing the subject live free or you can live free here to tell you some of the falcon witness to is better than bow been bound in any way any area of your life and you're now enjoying freedom. You can help other folks understand freedom is far better than bondage before… Want to make sure everyone knows that Jesus came to not only save us. He came to set us free from bondage that prevents you from experiencing God plan for your life.
There's an area of bondage whether it is through addiction or whether it is bondage through some temperamental fall. You are experiencing bondage in some area of your life. Jesus came to set you free. Nothing good about bondage.
There probably falcon here I will have to raise your hand, but their product okay here. We spent some time in prison or jail at some point in your life and they could tell you what they were to be locked up and it is what will experience when one day the jailer column called the prison door and set you free. In terms of natural prisons and jails more exciting is it for us to live free from addictions and bondage is besetting sins. Anything that grips you and hold you will. Jesus wants to set us free, and I wanted you to begin to believe God for freedom from such bondage should not let me set the stage. Let me give you the groundwork for this teaching we are victorious in Christ. If you are saved by grace through you already victorious in Christ because that is what he has given us positionally, but it is one thing to have a blessing or provision of positionally it's another thing to have actual possession of it. Let me give you an example, you could have a wealthy relative you and give you some money. Say when they die when their will is read. Your name is called you here they have to say $250,000 would not be good news.
How many you will like that right about now. Love you too will be a blessing now. Will says that you have 1/4 of $1 million positionally, but it's one thing that habit but personally thing that happened to the grand bank account. The difference between positional blessings possess several blessings you freedom only it's already north what you gotta do is find out what will I do freedom in my bank account and that's what you need.
We need freedom that we can walk out and live out every day of our lives.
Just me when I tell you the sun sets free is free MD or we should make every effort to find out how to go from visual freedom to actually possessing and enjoying freedom in our lives today and to be able to live fully now. The problem here is the challenge we have an enemy.
In fact, when you are in Christ.
Not only have a single enemy.
We have a threefold enemy our enemies on the world.
The flash all that we have a triune enemy by the world. The Bible says love not the world. First John of the things that are in the world for all of the eyes, the pride of life, the father of the world so is our enemy. That's part of this world system but is against the will of God that is your enemy recognizing among people and we live in a world system that is tied God antichrist you living the life God wants you to live job schools and universities, antichrist message. It is amazing that we live in a country where do all kind of crazy stuff and nobody will mess with them show up at your Bible with the word of God in your mouth will be all upset like a people to say with him. What's preventing God representing the kingdom of God… What you say you're blessed church and state what the world system gave me that is the will of God for enemy is your enemy. As an outsider. You enemy me that the flex walk around with joy enemy all day long. What does that mean that means living life in a carnal way. Living life completely apart from God's will and God's purpose for your life in me that is in my flesh dwells no good thing that made me when you got saved your flesh did not understand that the Bible teaches. When you say your spirit is transformed. Your spirit is born again.
Jesus said to make a payment. You must be born again when you're born again you're born again of the spirit of God but your essay when you get your class C spirit reborn with your flat still wants to be on the throne of your life. And so the flesh is against God, that you doing things your way and not God's way. So flats and certainly the devil and all demonic forces are against us. Threefold enemy does not want to relinquish freedom to do.
They want to keep you around no matter what that would always want to keep meal found in the same way as your life.
So let me give you a slogan that I want you to really marry your mind and your heart to freedom is never violent. Generally, given my man Miley (will be right back with more of today's destined for Victor message from Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California listen to the broadcast on demand.
Pastor Paul.net that's Pastor Paul.net will find a host of great resources that are online store. Jesus died to set you free from sin and death, but your adversary the devil will let you have that freedom without a fight. Pastor Paul with the rest of today's message live free and slave, so I guess we better let him go well keep you bound to keep you enslaved, so you all being free also know that movie.
I must show the talks about an actual slave uprising where there were some slave ownership.
The title and they were here in the Americas, but they came against their will in their homeland.but when they got here.
They were battle was all heart gold chain that wanted to be free and see where John Quincy Adams was fighting on their behalf and on the legal process, but that was one slave in particular who remember sitting there he began to say really know English very well but three were somebody you freedom for me about that. I bondage to an addiction.
The power to set me free from before he, and so I want to let you know.
Jesus came to offer us freedom and we have free talk about how that's going to happen that will only happen if we walk into things.
Our and our power. Let me make sure you understand those two concepts. The Bible says we have already to be children of God, and that is where our positional right of freedom comes from. We have authority when you find one example, John's gospel chapter 1 beginning with verse 10 is what it said. Jesus was in the world and the world was made through him, and the world did not know him. He came to his own did not receive him as many as received him, he gave the right to become children of God. The concept of authority to the right when you got when you receive Jesus Christ. This word tells you that God gave you the right. That means legal right. The Greek word translated right there is a word that means legal right. It is the same concept that you would have as a citizen, have certain rights in our country.
The bill of rights things nobody has to wheel me. I already own it. My citizenship have the right to assert that the concept here in John one when you have the legal right to be a child of God say that you have to learn your spiritual Bill of Rights is what you got to get in the word.
The word getting you so you know what you are entitled to have the child of God bless you why it's important because you among people, some of which don't want you to walk in your rights. Some people in your life right now. Don't want you to be God want you to be some people hold you down.
For instance, you have to decide no I am not going to be bound by you going to be free to live for God.
Some people some of you probably have a boyfriend or girlfriend wanted to keep you down. Keep you want to make you do things the way they wanted to control you to the place where when you are. You know that you're free to live the way he want to do free to reject what people want to find you somebody and you may want to create their you said no that is not who I am. I am a child of God. The legal child of God will let you find me a new know you very old. You and so you are you are nothing rights. Wrong answer.
Loser, whether in Christ more than a conqueror in rights, people tell you you are him who loves me your life. You all you you put your foot down. You will live right you do with what you know the Lord what you believe in you you you will never be without me walk you you you know about me. You must not know about me replaceable. So we'll try is Beyoncé. I don't know you from that. He wrote a song as she said you have another you know you you must not know about me. I will make you one.
Therefore I will not be people. Thanks so much for being here today for Pastor Paul Shepherd's message live were so glad you stop by before we say so long for the weekend though. Pastor Paul joins me from his studio in California. Pastor here we are in the Christmas season so easy to get distracted with how the world positions Christmas and even the circumstances of the last many months we've been through, I thought it ask you what's on your heart this season. Well I'm thinking about the grace of God. In fact, last Christmas and the two Sundays before Christmas. I preached about the grace of God as it related of course to the gift of Jesus coming into the world and as we move toward Christmas on the broadcast. This month I'm going to share those messages about grace. I started the series by asking people to reminisce with me.
I said let's think about some of our most memorable Christmases in years past, and then as a true baby boomer. I walked down memory Road to place as the young people said what in the world are you talking I started in 1978 and talked about again called Simon that came out that was the big Christmas I remember 78 and then I said 1980 there was the Rubik's cube and only a few folks knew what I was talking about them and then I said in 1983. There was Cabbage Patch kids, all born in more folks came alive as I talked about that and then I talked about 1989 and I said by then stuff was becoming more technological. There was an 8-bit handheld cartridge based console called Game Boy. Before you know it more than 118 million units have been sold while in America, and then I said, just allow me one more man memory I said in 1996 I was pastoring and I was amazed by this phenomenon called tickle me Elmo believable that people lost their minds over tickle me Elmo. In fact I talk about the fact that one of the rumors was that one parent page $7100 know someone who had bought an extra one. Just to make money off of it and somebody who said what I gotta get it from my kid and the guy chart $7100 on the Elmo are you kidding me.
$7100 for Elmo and so I just told people, you know we've been through all kinds of things. But let's always remember at the end of the day and especially dealing with a worldwide pandemic that hasn't gone away. Gotta deal with the rest of this. We've got a remember in the midst of all of this the one true thing we can rejoice in is the real meaning of Christmas and is not about our gifts not about our toys. It is about what Jesus did and the grace that gave us that blessing of salvation. Pastor Paul, thank you for those words of encouragement about the reason for Christ's coming.
And the reason we celebrate the Christmas season was hard to believe that we have just a few weeks remaining in 2021, and we have big plans for 2022. So were praying that God will allow us to finish this year, and a strong financial position and if you can give generously. Today we have a special resource to share with you is Pastor Paul shepherd's brand-new book lessons from the vineyard in this book, lessons from the vineyard. Pastor Paul inspires believers to use their gifts to glorify God in bless the lives of those around us. And this is our gift to you by request for your generous donation of $25 or more to Destin for victory call 855-339-5500. That's 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor Paul.net make a safe and secure donation online. As always, you can mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 some of your blog bondage into your Christian experience when you say you already have somebody given your life and if you don't let me make sure you understand the meaning every bondage automatically falls away from the life this next time it Pastor Paul shepherd's message live free until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for victory