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January 28, 2022 7:00 am
These people are in the worst condition they are hurting. They are blotting they are bound, and whether they decide to do. They say Mr. Singh.
Let's start praying these people are the apostle Paul and Silas been thrown into prison for casting out demons in the name of Jesus hello and welcome to this Friday addition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard Matthew five verse 44 Jesus said but I say to you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. That's what Paul and Silas did inside the confines of this prison in Ephesus and today pastor Paul encourages us to do the same.
Today's message is straightahead, but remember you can always visit pastor Paul.net to listen to any of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand. That's pastor Paul.net and also be sure to subscribe to the Destin for victory podcast it's bona fide or at Apple podcast or wherever you get right now. Here's Pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message. Why throw a praise party here at 16 verse 16 doesn't want to prayer a certain slave girl possessed with the spirit of divination met us who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling this girl follow Paul Enos and cried out, saying, these men are the servants of the most high God and proclaim to us the way of salvation, and this she did for many days, many days, but Paul greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ took her and he came out, the spirit that is that very hour not realize home audio don't know about spirits and some of you don't believe in spirit. The Bible teaches that the real I know the real somebody will know their real and even if you don't bed that may come not real. I don't believe what I believe in you and they will attach you at every opportunity.
I suggest you get the believing that's all you do, you believe in spirit demons that just asked mythology well know I've cast them out. I've had them talk to me. They told me all kinds of things.
It's very unpleasant they don't like full-court know them and have authority over. I've had a demonized person. I just walked in and the demon looks at somebody who has authority and gets agitated. You don't hear. I'm here to send you packing we have read your Bible December 72 out 2 x 2 they came back said the spirits were subject to us. They know you. If you have a pretty many of the men look at me through the demonized person, you don't have any authority you don't have any power over me. So I beg to differ see woman redo the script to the Bible to demons who told me I didn't have authority over your Bible devil because of authority because of who we are because of who we are.
We had to be a preacher region title.
It has to do with your spiritual awareness of who you are in Christ and the demons know when you walk in authority 19 where these so some people ministering to demonized and thought it was exciting and they said old good in the name of Jesus. You can get these demons thrown out. And so the sons of Skiba went down the demonized person, which is never hard to do all around and they went their mistake. Jesus is downright funny old 19 make you laugh, but it does make you laugh and looked at all.
Send them now Jesus, I know amp all I know about you words for no in the Greek Jesus. I know use the word that means I know personally I know directly. I have intimate knowledge of who Jesus is. Every demon knows of Jesus and Paul, I know about different Greek word admit I don't know him personally, but I heard about Jesus I know directly his reputation that demons don't want all my buddies look well well you do a poster up your big geez I know I know about and he said you know what you're doing you words try to rebuke me know authority is coming through to me.
When you speak. What that means. When we speak may Jesus they recognize that we know the authority that is a matinee so anyway this girl was demonized and her masters made a lot of money off of her. Her spirit of divination and then she decided she going to try to placate these apostles were in town really dumb strategy. Maybe if we complement them and leave us alone so they said these are servants of the most high God, they proclaim to us the way of salvation, demons, even the sellers they had gets all saying some scared but helping to promote the scan to be cast out during the closing.
This lab, so they did this from these. But Paul greatly annoyed, turned and said in the name of Jesus, now look at verse 19. When this Masters of this girl Saul that their hope of profit was gone is only cared about.
They seized Paul and Silas dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities and they brought them to the magistrates and said these men being Jews exceedingly troubling city and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans to receive or observe donated they came Sharon, how good Jesus is not unlawful about that but they lie on Paul and Silas tried to use ethnicity against them. What else is new and people will use any old smokescreen to try to get you off there sent and so they are mad that their moneymaking operation has been shut down because without the spirit of divination until he buys a fortune, and so they are mad they tell lies, and as a result, the multitude joins in, and the multitude verse 22 rows up together against them and the magistrates pull off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods and when they had laid stripes on them.
They threw them into prison commanding the jailer to keep them securely having received such a charge. He put them into the prison and fastened their feet in the stocks and understand this. As a result of these lies.
In this trumped up charges that were nothing more than people mad that their moneymaking operations been shut down by the gospel, by the power of God. They get these guys beaten.
They are stripped naked. This is what happened in Roman provinces.
This is a Roman colony. This is what happened when you can be flogged based trip to make it to embarrass you to humiliate you and then they beat you, so people could see you beaten until you were a bloodied mess that was the norm and so that's what happened to Paul and Silas stripped naked, beaten until they are letting and wounded severely and after that then they throw him in jail with the command to secure them and this means that it's like maximum-security prison would be today like you not get knotted if they put this commander under severe threat to better keep them secure and so when he got that word he said tell you what I missed Michael keep them in the regular sales, to come into the inner prison. This is the Dungeness like area of a prison in that day and so now I really put you in the Dungeness area in the inner prison. They fasten their feet to the stocks. In other words, you inside the inside of the jail and they fasten you to the stocks and your beaten you don't have close you are bleeding. There is no medical attention.
I need to understand the place. This is happening in. That's why the question why Paul prays party. These people are in the worst condition of their lives.
They are what they are hurting. They are bloodied they are now and whether they decide to do. They say Mr. Singh.
Let's start praying now they were praying and singing every now and then if something is the guy we pray for these magistrates.
These people were trying to persecute us think it may go shut up I'm out. Help them understand that you are so powerful that you're so alive in us that they can't shut us up to see the power of your name is too great for them to possibly shut. I'm now all God. I'm sure I will print what the persecutors is a course would you do with your persecutors. Have you prayed for me lately have you say Lord get a hold of.
Lord, help them understand who you are and how good you are. Help them understand that no matter how they mess with me.
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You can give online email@example.com or call 855-339-5500 in the online address is pastor Paul.net was the last time you pray for those who persecute you think about that question. As you tune into the second half of today's message my throat prays party once again is pastor Paul so we all gotta learn to play when you mad when you upset or frustrated when people done their best to you and do your will. You gotta learn just drop Jesus off until you get back to church charge is designed to help you take Jesus into the places of your life so so when your enemies are working on their win when temptation to catch a case is all around couple by your tribe known tribe look. You know sometimes you got me, Lord help me is not going be a great witness when they see me dragged off to jail because I heard somebody because they push me wants to A K saints to get you up until this will not like I have been told is why I'm telling you the prays parties, but that's all I want to tell you you can't praise only when you show a picture you can't praise only when you watch it on screen. You can't praise only when joint Hill was leading Sheppard my son is help and I believe that the boys learn to be a worshiper, worship leader, just wait till your bills are paid and your kids are behaving and your husband] right. Can't wait to look good times. Praise his name say in everything give the king of kings. All Davis and I will bless the Lord with all times. That means it's not emotions can assist you in praise when you want to praise and in all that dancing and all that. That's great. Emotions are not your enemy, but emotions can be your Lord Moses can drive when you worship how many know that will be days when the last thing in the world. Your emotions want you to do is worship Job was having the worst day of his life.
10 kids day well taken away. Worst day of his life. Tears no doubt streaming down his face worship and always a happy exercise, sometimes you worship while you cry and he said the Lord, the Lord have taken to acid test was a been in jail was a bit in the sanctum of the jail.
I was reading about those sales. They said the prison. It was it was dark it was cramped quarters and it was smelly and unsanitary bathroom and the guard let you out, take your nice toilet. Are you understandably cold, dark, cramped smelling unsanitary worship got a smelly stuff going on in your life. This just takes welcome to Paul and Silas were it stinks lasting. Sometimes circumstantially nice things of God is good all the time but circumstances all the time. In fact, sometimes your witness is going get you in trouble.
That's what went wrong but help with a girl get free, but the free air made other people may sometimes you help other people and you PO others I just spare you never PO people all you were doing with the right thing. They just demanded to know how to be walked in the room and you see people's attitude you just run straight into the setting thing to they just don't like you what you stand for you to look over the eyes rolling on the back of the last thing sometimes and they'll make sure it does your enemies what you tell prays party not because you feel like but because God has a way of showing up at prays parties 2616 suddenly there there praying and praising in the dark, smelly, cramped situation, unsanitary being there, praying and praising God associate I can get in on this. He shows up verse 26. Suddenly there is a great point. So the foundation of the prison shaken immediately.
The doors open everyone's chains loose keep of the prison waking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners have fled. He draws his sword and about to kill himself, old Lord, they got outta here before I let the magistrate get a hold of me. I'm thinking myself and kill himself and Paul cried out. Paul know it don't do any harm. We are all here.
Then he called for light ran in fell down trembling before Paul and Silas, and he brought them out and said servers. What must I do to be saved.
See sometimes your preaching to folks who were trying to hear your words, but what they need to see the power of God at work in your life. This was said great freedom and you know it was sitting there all the prisoners stayed close all the prisoners knew this was a move of God. Sometimes people don't know God. They just know this had to be him all know who did this, but I know when my life around here so I will. I'm scared just just on reverently just signaled of the prisoners that into a prison break. He shook these guys lose heat only for us to take advantage of this and they all sit in their and jealousy. I got a notice he can save his family get silly when you read the rest of get baptized in the middle of the night. God breaks out with 50 high because folks in a smelly dark dangerous situation they are to worship it came to tell somebody is time for you to worship any time for you to know God is liable to break into your prays party you Jehoshaphat second Chronicles chapter 20. Don't Jehoshaphat never and God said I look this particular battle to fight. He said tell you what appraisers ahead of the Army let the praises just prays that way there and me is behind appraisers and appraisals are given got good way to go to battle for they know to be kill what they dare to praise only to find out God showed up in the prays and got me was that we would all be God killed them before you even got let praising the situation. I know would smelly life stinks in some area of your life. Dare you let have his way in your life right now as you will get your mind off of him and get it on Jesus say Lord I would get this mess in his lab to show up in your prays party and get the glory for himself. We all need to learn to pray for our enemies. For those who are doing their best to do their worst.
Jesus modeled this for us as the Roman soldiers drove nails through his hands and feet, and he is asking us to follow in his steps. Jesus told us something else before he ascended into heaven, he told his disciples to go out into all the world and make disciples.
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