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January 18, 2022 7:00 am
And you got is perhaps way that would take you out. If not, they take out your reputation. They take out your ability to influence others in a positive way what you learn to sing hallelujah anyhow. Even though you've got emptiness.
Even though you've got us how do you handle your enemies with the punches, or you throw a few of your own hello and thanks for stopping by for today's destined for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard returned to the Old Testament now for an account of a woman named Hannah. It's a story about pain and frustration for seasonal jealousy and hatred thrown in as you follow along. Pastor Paul encourage you to praise God even when things are going badly things are going against you, and people are coming against. Stay with us now.
But remember, you can always visit Pastor Paul.net to listen on demand. That's Pastor Paul.net listen and subscribe to the podcast. It's bona fide at Apple podcast or wherever you get your podcasts now this Pastor Paul, today's destined for victory message dealing with frustration. Second, frustration that Hannah experiences during the text enemies second patient enemies first Samuel chapter 1 beginning with verse six because the Lord had called him as well, my Provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord's arrival provoked her till she went and would not eat her husband okay and I would say to her Hannah, why are you weeping, why don't you eat baby girl.
That's why are you downhearted don't mean more to you than 10 sons not only has to deal with emptiness. Hannah has to deal with enemies.
This is called arrival. Why, because she also is her husband's wife so both of them in terms of legal status are on the exact same plane so she's arrival but read it again.
Did you see that the woman provokes her for the specific business of irritating her somebody who is trying to get under your skin is not like that just happened up on making you may their whole purpose was to irritate you. And I like that all your friends and relatives and acquaintances and everybody you deal with are just wonderful people who do great things for you with a smile.
They treat you nice and all that I only buy like that. Most of the folk I know have some enemies.
I called in haters.
It's just that I was trying to stick with alliteration. Someone needs to be the frustration and so that he is enemies but but their hate is for all practical purposes folk who intentionally are coming for you intentionally trying to discourage you intentionally trying to get you off court intensely trying to make him mad intentionally tried to get under your skin intentionally trying to promote you every chance to get find little subtle ways. The proposal to buy like that if you don't have anything that you could ask around and we can we can lend you some if you need some we all got people who are enemies.
People who are haters.
People who don't like where you're trying to go in your life and so they are going to do all they can to discourage you on your journey is doing nothing and they resent that you want to do something in your life and soul. They hate you for that reason they provoking for that reason they're not going anywhere to have the crab mentality and when they see you trying to calm above they'll pull you down.
Even if they're not trying to climb some people have the crab mentality but grab some haters like you trying to get the best out of life that are going for the gusto to try and trying to make things happen.
But want you to suffer while they succeed never met people like that is as important to them for you to suffer as it is for them to succeed and so that was the babies so large. It is a happy baby that Hannah can have no that's not the way these enemies think these enemies say if you are happy to do something about that and then I'll think about it all. In this situation. I because Nana has kids but doesn't have the love of a husband. He's dutiful with saying that he takes care of her and her kids.
The let's bring it up to modern time and an Western Hemisphere, thinking we talk about being in love.
The Bible doesn't really focus a lot on that if you see five folks who have it, but it's just not a mainstay like it is in our society. We think the love is everything.
I looked across the crowded room and when our eyes lit upon one another. It was as though we were the only people in the entire room ceiling.
Love that we do think that this will laugh goosebumps to happen sometime this cool but that's not a big deal. The big deal is. You gotta learn that love can't just be real love has got to be what you are doing the best interest of the person you say you love so anyway. Have the kids but she knows Hannah has his heart as you like.
I'm his baby mama put those got his heart.
I want the heart and King.
So tell you what I'm doing makes this the heart suffer, and she goes after her relentlessly. Did you notice how relentless it is not only did she do it when it went up to the house of the Lord. But the Bible says that she didn't constantly constantly. She was all provoking her.
She's always looking for an opportunity to get under Hannah skin, always looking not: somebody some uses and will get mad at me but I just don't want to say and you just asked the Lord to help you with your anger toward the pastor. You know that some women have the gift of provoking another woman so women have the gift of provoking another woman.
We just can't wired the gender of the wired a little differently and definitely have the men had issues, anger and all kinds of stuff but what is the arrival chances are he want to come head-to-head in some real aggressive, but want to beat you down whatever it isn't that just the way we express our stuff when it comes to rivals. We want to win, make you lose it, and some competition while scolding you better looking and you will not fit that definite. I just want to win we are with content oriented systems can be more subtle job due to sophisticated kind of provoking new norms about your mad at me but you know I'm telling the truth so women have a women have undergrad degree and for publication that some of the master degree in provocation and all of you soon they know how to get him because they do it with the subtleties those, permit his background to get pregnant and just make sure to get around where where Hannah is as a Buddhist baby just kicking baby just kicking my baby won't be still. Would Hannah right there. She wants to talk about that baby and this is the kind of thing that's going on.
All right, enough for this one because this message is really about you. Are you dealing with your enemies, how you did what you enemies what you haters how you dealing with the people provoking you when the people who don't like that you're trying to go somewhere, or who don't like that you're succeeding and you have some things I don't have and they want to tear you down. They want to provoke you even if circumstantially you in a good shape. They want to make sure mentally and emotionally you're in bad shape.
Bullies never run into a bully never run into somebody who just beat you down at every opportunity, and they used foul language and found descriptions for you. They just think there's no thought about you may would say and you got to deal with them and their hate oration, how you going with that. Have you gotten to the place where you realize you just gotta be honest and say that only God I have the frustration of some the first place in the some people that I can't seem to get rid of in my life.
They keep showing up, and when they show up they always have new provocation. Are you processing how your enemies attribute forms all forms you can have stranger enemies, or you can have in the case of L came in as to why you can have enemies who share the same household. You can have stranger, but you could also have enemies who have the last name with the same address. When you read your Bible enemies come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it will close their writing your family like this this case here. Sometime they come from out of town to get on your nerves. Don't believe me ask Leah Meyer read a book about my work God called him to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem is business doing the work.
The people that he gathered and they bought into the vision they have risen up and said let us build their building and come sample ballot and told by live-in child from Jerusalem. Doing so would they show up to provoke.
They show up to discourage big show up to ridicule when you get a chance.
They sold you think you build a wall. This is not a fox climbed up on this. He said at one point in the book of Nehemiah walked on this. He tear down to getting Nehemiah's head. People try to get in your head just just belittle everything you do you want to work in a call and little I noticed how people use the word little as a provocation on SU little job on SU little dress – a little car use little subtleties to try to provoke you. Please don't like that you are happy when they see you have is the case in the comfortable still have the second half of today's destined for Victor message with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. We want to thank all of you who sustained destined for Victor with your prayers and financial support, gifts that help pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world destined for victory is a listener supported ministry. So as God leads. Please prayerfully consider making a gift you can give online securely a pastor Paul.net or call 855-339-5500 Pastor Paul offers a prescription for handling our enemies.
God's way. Let's join him now for the second half of today's message dealing with frustration and why they want to mail Milo's ignored him and SanDisk tells Pokémon building and when they come back.
The wall has progressed and it's now in the second time they come back they come back with pure hatred and they come back with a strategy to try to kill nearby and you got enemies. Perhaps that you gotta learn to say hallelujah anyhow, despite the fact that they have it in for you. If they had no way they would take you out if not physically. They take out your reputation.
They take out your ability to influence others in a positive way and so you with this. I don't want you just trying to sing an empty hallelujah anyhow I want to learn to sing hallelujah anyhow. Even though you've got emptiness. Even though you've got enemies one more thing about this.
The five frustration that had experiences as a man named Eli we read about him. I braced in the house of God at Shiloh, year after year. The family goes up to worship God at Shiloh and okay now you do read it. Make sure that everybody has the right me that all that they make sure that what they're doing in the house of God is and ordered everybody's need is taken care of all goes up, and because of this emptiness and because of the enemy.
She's meeting to talk to God.
That's what you got alerted to talk to God about your emptiness talk to God about you enemies look at this for Samuel one verse nine. Once they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. She stood up.
Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the door post of the Lord's house in deep anguish.
Hannah prayed to the Lord wants this weeping bitterly and she made a vow, saying, Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me and not forget your servant but give her a son that I will give that son to you all the days of his life and no razor will ever be used on his head, meaning he'll be a Nazirite who lives under an covenant with God. Verse 12 as she kept on praying to the Lord.
Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart and her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard. I thought she was drunk and said to her. How long are you going to stay drunk, put away your wine. Oh my goodness man of God just said God drinking mean any harm is a good servant of God in them any harm.
But what he saw. He didn't understand. That's not bad wall of us see things we don't understand.
Here's the problem. But then he assumed it was something that wasn't, he saw her muttering as she talked and he looked over and he said that that she she came up you drunk child came up here trunk and the house of God, no, it's okay to see what you don't understand. It's never okay to assume the need to find out you need to investigate instead of investigating became wouldn't accusation guys can be frustrating enemies. They all have it in for you. Do you have any lies in your life and for you life goal isn't to provoke you, kill you, or to damage you guys love you have your best interest at heart, but they don't always behave properly, they will always speak properly. They don't always investigate. Sometimes they assume and then they charge you falsely as our category.
People you learn to deal with because we see you once it also has an enemy then you put yourself in the bosom. Okay, never give them the ability to take a clean shot at me because I know they have it in for me your God rightly so when when your enemies when your rivals when you're hater sure what what you're not guarded with is when you're Eli's around causing eyes on the people say that if you need me call me no matter where you are, no matter how far this call my name. I'll be there in a hurry on that you can depend and never will know what I'm talking about. I'm going back to the late 70s now. Diana Ross ain't no Mountain high enough ain't no Valley Lord. Nothing over the winding up keep me from that's what Casper but even though they love you they don't always come through. They don't always process correctly. They don't always investigate. Sometimes they accuse sometimes he lies with the with their good intentions make stupid decisions. I believe I have you ever been in the most subpar look so holy. Have you ever meant well but what you did what you said what you didn't do what you didn't say really made things worse and so she had to deal with in Eli, but she learned to push through.
Despite her intimacy Sematech mindedness to God when I get the Shiloh in spite of her arrival, she said. I'm just not going let her get to me. Yes, you makes me weak. Yeah, you saw there were times when she worked over so good that Hannah didn't even eat and I know appetite gone because of this woman you know open and was happy good. I meet her get up from table and now what you do what you Eli's you do what Hannah did look at what happens when you read the rest of it.
She goes on to say no. Not all manner God I'm not drunk I had been in his heart, and she explains what he should've never assumed that you know some y'all gotta learn to deal with things because sometimes you get mad and some of you did matter at people who mean you will because they disappoint you more. Which of the learn to do is don't come from people who were trying to help you. I just see it.
Don't ever be going try to help you if they don't have all the understanding given the understanding and express appreciation for how they're trying to help even though they always do it perfectly.
Bottom line, my friend is. She said to the man of God. She cleared them up.
She said I'm just bitter and of heart.
I want God to give me a child and what happened. He then got on the page with her said what God bless you and by the time she left Shiloh, she had the agreement of Eli and he was a partner in that prayer in the bottom line.
Long story short is the Lord open so God blessed her and as it turns out the reason God had closed the wound was because he wanted to get her to this place where when she was sold frustrated she would take in the God that was what he wanted and the prayer of her heart which was what he wanted to be was if you give me a son. I'll give them back to you in redemptive history.
God knew that was crucial because Samuel the prophet Samuel, the great priest and prophet in the Old Testament came out of the womb of Hannah. It was that son that she prayed for, as she dealt properly with her frustrations, my friend. I want you this week and in the weeks, months and years to come. Stay in touch with your frustrations, but don't lose your thing, bring it to God working through let the Lord have his life.
Do you have enemies in your life. Praise God.
Anyway, his word promises you that no weapon formed against you will prosper even if that weapon is another human being.
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