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General understand Jesus came to give favor titling this part of the silliest by THE Bible because you know why because not only does God will bless you with the gift of salvation, but other gossip just because he loves you like eternal life is the best gift God can give you but he wants to bless you in this life as well. Hello and welcome to this Thursday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard with senior pastor destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, where ever you are maybe listening. Thanks for making this part of your day. God very often places a condition on his blessings. Sometimes he blesses us for no reason at all other than he loves to illustrate the unconditional kindness and generosity of God today pastor Paul takes us to what was known in ancient Israel is the year of Jubilee.
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That's Pastor Paul.net here is Pastor with today's Destin for victory message divine hookups, 61, and I want you to look not only at verse one, but also verse two of Isaiah's prophecy, chapter 61 so if you have a Bible with you, then please go there for me. Here's what you'll find verse one. The Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to skip down to verse two, we covered the other things that he was anointed to do verse two says he has anointed me to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God. We been looking at the Jesus agenda in Isaiah 61 verse one we been looking at the fact that Jesus came and it was prophesy hundreds of years before his coming by the prophet Isaiah. He came with a very specific mission and anointing upon his life, and we just read part of it. The spirit of the Lord was upon him, because he anointed him to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. Another way to put that phrase is the year of God's favor year of God's favor and the day of vengeance of our God. Now let me explain briefly the day of vengeance of our God, Isaiah, Saul, that the Lord was not only going to anoint Jesus to bring all of these wonderful things the past, but he also mentioned that the end of verse two that Jesus come vengeance upon the enemies of God's plan and purpose for all of our lives. Now, the difference between the blessings that we see Jesus came to bestow upon us now and the day of vengeance is the day of vengeance is yet to come that day when all the enemies of God will experience the wrath of vengeance of God and so that is coming, but it is not yet.
However, God already under sentence.
You know sometimes a criminal with symptoms, but they haven't yet begun to exercise that sentence toward that criminal let me tell you something. Satan and his that Monica calls all under sentence right now. There still in which you recalls, they are not living out that sentence yet that's what you need to keep you get mad go back to hell he never go back somewhere. He's never been there but he is not yet the Bible says he's roaming around seeking our what the enemies of God are doing now is already noted on the second trying to drum up some company to go and that's what you need to make sure you don't join them on their journey to know you only going to be with Jesus one time you can say it because it go. That's where he sentence to go. Thank God, by God's grace… What about you about it and understand. How can there be an unquenchable eternal damnation. But here is what I do know I'm not going beyond the investigate committee question will be on the committee called testimony while I speak now you can get about this mess is open up the opportunity for you to come to.
I want to know Jesus for myself so I want you to understand vengeance is coming and hasn't come yet but the sentence was pronounced on the cross.
When Jesus said if salvation is the damnation of those who are against the will of God. And so the vengeance is yet to come. But in the meantime, we who are the recipients of God's blessings are receiving some benefit that we been talking about what Jesus came to do. And today I simply want to let you know one of the things he came to do is to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord or the year, God's favor and so I want you to understand Jesus came to give favor titling this part of the series by hookups, divine hookups, you know why because not only does God want to bless you with the gift of salvation, but other gossip just because he loved you like that.
Now I want to understand that salvation is the most important gift that we all receive Jesus Christ. Never forget that all the many things God bless our lives level rival important it is to be saved. Don't let anybody make you feel bad about BMC sound so old folky save save and I'm glad about it because that means you lost to choices say say is better anybody a witness to be say no that when I'm going to be with your because he saved me and thank God for salvation.
No thing you will receive from God will be more important than the gift of salvation. Because Jesus said in Matthew 1626. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his soul. A lot of people are seeking God for stuff. Be the byproduct of being saved but don't let it be your main focus because you could get stuff and still not have him in my talking right now. People who are very wealthy but in terms of spiritual resources, then to the goodness of God toward salvation, and so you understand, of all things he'll give me just glad that first and foremost he gives me the gift of salvation and I am in right standing with the Lord now about that is what is called in this passage year all God's favor, the acceptable year of the Lord that harkens back to an Old Testament history that harkens back to the year of Jubilee. I don't have time to walk you through the year of Jubilee.
But if you want to read about it. You need to go to bed, a kiss chapter 25 and you will find the law of Moses laying out here is what was to happen in the Jewish nation during the year of Jubilee. When was that year.
It was marked for every 50 years. It was seven Sabbath years times seven and then on the year after the seven consecutive Sabbath seven euros each. That was the year that was proclaimed by God through Moses to be here Jubilee and Jubilee was a time when all kinds of blessings would come into the lives of God's people before I walk you through how it applied to Israel.
Let me just tell your God is a God who likes the blast and abundance God who likes to bless you and above, not just to meet you at the point of me, but sometimes he'll just left you some wonderful way that you could not have anticipated you Jubilee was a year when things that had gone wrong, are made right and God is a God who loves making right that which has gone wrong you something God is a God. I want to describe it this way, divine hookups that you find in certain communities in certain situations will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard to listen to any of his recent broadcast. Be sure to stop by Pastor Paul.net to listen on demand.
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Divine hope comes once again this Pastor Paul gives you something not at all because it is because they like you love, you may want to do something special for you now look up if you will have ever been blessed with a hook up by a friend or relative that made you get more than another folky works in the auto industry.
I know some of the automobile companies have an employee price for the car that's different from the regular price for the car and if you know they might be time to give you to hook up you get a price for the car. You wouldn't otherwise get the car to season Carver got all you know sometimes someone works for retail company work for Macy's or whatever and they can get a price different than the regular customers, and every now and then they have a certain number of people they can extend that benefit with the little part for them and so got all retail what is Macy's a target with retail, we all know some folks all right. So now you get what I'm saying there are some things you get you all know somebody maybe they were working for consort on the staff somewhere that was real popular and you probably won't go but they have some tickets that they could give all available on the public record. But the people who are in but no ticket for you if you had somebody reserve a ticket for you and will call Joe hook up with some hookups at the concert just too many more of these Illustration.
Who knows you and bless you privilege and you let me tell you something. Our God is God hookups. What I came to tell you. God is like God but you Jubilee was a year hookups for the people of God where God would just what they would not be entitled to, but because of how good God is, he just hooked them up God for hookups that are God's.
That way I know because Matthew 711 says if you being evil, know how to get good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven. Things to those who ask him to give good gifts to your kids, how much more will our heavenly father.
You know he is the ultimate parent know how to be good parents, and bless our kids what some of us really need to embrace that yes I have blessed them. Sometimes when they did not even do what I do all blessed your kids. Despite the fact that they didn't always come when it was supposed to bless your kids even though they didn't do all the chores back in the day, children to chores. I'm sorry have to bring it up to modern day back in the day where I grew up with anybody. Look, it's all okay have some home training up in here show back in our day. Children didn't get everything they wanted.
Just because they were one things because we will live by our parents, but part of the wedding was. They taught us how to do the things that would make us better as we grow into older people. Somehow Scott preached it while we were being raised will raise a bone just not going to do it. I will teach you how to do what you're supposed to do and they would preach this long assignment sometimes was worse than the spanking back in the old days that was thinking that you never saw or heard them back in the old days used to be spankings. This abuse back in my day, it wouldn't abuse you got will the fact of the matter is, sometimes we be able good things like kids even when they didn't technically look at what Jesus said how much more will your bless us with good things because we ask that it would you bless me with this or that or the other. And Jesus said God is a God of divine hookups. Now I want you I want you to see how this work on the year of Jubilee when it came to the year of Jubilee. There were several things that happen for the people of Israel. First of all prisoners and Tubes were set free to tell somebody that was literally true for the visceral during the year of Jubilee. I will let you know that it is spiritually true of all who seek we been talking about the series mind you do not for anything that you you from doing the will of God and enjoying the blessings God has in store for you. Don't settle the lie in your mind, don't say well you know my family been bound like this is sort of a generational curse live under generational generational blessing the blessing of the Lord is going to make me wealthy and rich and good things that I need as well because God is a God of God's settle for bondage before he prisoners and captives were set during the year of Jubilee slaves were released and enslaved by anything in your life that opposes God's will. I want you to believe for victory over that no enslavement. I am a child of God and I'm going to be free. I'm determined to be free.
Now let's be practical sometimes where enslaved by things that we really don't necessarily tend to think of as bondage, but they are one of the biggest ones in today's world is only manager know how I work so let me throw in.
Not only were slaves released but that's were forgiven. That's were forgiven during the year of Jubilee people who were indebted. Maybe because of the fact that they couldn't pay a certain thing, then a member of the family would be taken as an indentured servant to kind of make up for the fact that that hadn't been repaid, but let me tell you something you Jubilee if people were released from enslavement.
We in the kingdom of God in the New Testament era we need to realize we have no business being enslaved either and so make sure you're going to get free at one of the ways it happened is that's were forgiven. Now that are being forgiven by the companies you all need you to believe that God is going to bless me to get me to get myself and part of the way he does that. The way he blesses you as you discipline your spending. That's where I was wondering how many will come there because you know we live in a day where body wants to have supernatural debt cancellation.com displays God supernatural God bless you with natural cancellation. The same principle of healing. Some healings come supernatural medical science so that we love just to make sure we are right and some time to get healed through the process.
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