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Thinning Out Your Crowd (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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March 17, 2022 8:00 am

Thinning Out Your Crowd (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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Fair weather friend you when the weather sums friends with me hello and welcome to this Thursday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, wherever you are and however he may be listening. Thanks for making this part of your day. What most people from your fans and followers on social media.

Some of the people closest to you will be there when your life is nothing but blue skies and rainbows, but how many of them will stick around when it's raining today pastor Paul encourages you to take stock of your inner circle and if necessary make a small stay with us here or stop by Pastor Paul.net anytime you hear today's message or a recent test message to me that's Pastor Paul.you can also download or subscribe to the podcasting Google podcast that's modified or wherever you go to enjoy blistering Pastor Paul. Now she shares today's message that he now Sunday morning, if you will open day.

We had three services the church. I did require three but you don't have the feelings come when you don't and so I think it's only accounted for the look you lose in such a list to three services so everybody can get it. The faithful worshiping site and look you lose can all get in and so that's what we did have three services.

The second service moms is wheeled in her wheelchair right through that door set right over here had the biggest smile on her face you ever so we worship had a good time were submitted. I preach that message that they I preach the message entitled, this is a sign that I went to the Old Testament passage when they took the boulders out. Jordan and set him up and created an altar on the banks and they since this is so when our children grow up and ask us. What's that about will witness to them and tell them God opened up the sea so we could come over here and will make an appointment and I said walking in here. This is a sign that when folk will preach in my eulogy and right now my ministry and all that that God has said, I am not God preaches this is a sign that God says when do a thing like set up like it, what would you keep a church going 44 months. You don't have anywhere to go and we made it building in 44 months, different cities. That's called how not to start a church. No motel was available for us to go this. So I preaches a sign from that same narrative in Scripture. When God brings his people out. He makes a testimony and mom sent over there grinning at the end of the sermon in the second of the three services that she was sitting there I said looking at a miracle right now and I told them that she was sitting told the story have dotted A lot not have the rest of the didn't get to hit a day.

Not only did God keep her alive for June 22. He kept alive for the first Sunday, June 29. She sat right over. June 29. She sat there every Sunday that July every Sunday that August every Sunday that September, every Sunday.

That October she didn't get too sick to come to church until sometime in November. Jim stopped coming to church so sometime November 1 to come to church but was still alive home in December I was about to go out of town for some ministers. Simon told the driver drive me over moms McKean's house. I just need to go in there before I go and take this trip walked and talked to moms by then, she's not communicative, and all that and I said well past is just one I'm here checking on you but look like you'd rather go be with Jesus for Christmas this year. I said if that's what you want to do. I'm all right with it because we've seen this miracle and if you want to go be with the Lord moms you going. I kissed her and left there and she died later that week, God gave her six month extension past what the doctors had said all I came to tell you we serve a God who is able but what you gotta do is find you some course principal business started to get that project funded. How are you going to raise decent kids in a crazy world within not being taught in a moral whatever you tell your parents to get a vision because it will raise up sensible children.

The whole thing is shot not see how crazy these people are now raising crazy kids become the children and we got all these crazy people having children, so you crazy and so we all don't have a big vision, start a business or changing careers in your midyear's or whatever. But even if your vision is as simple as I want to raise decent kids and grandkids on the partners on the people who will go with you people who will raise him the way you want them raised if they babysit for you mama gone so here is what we all do I need to go raise my children and so when I'm gone I want you to echo that somebody you don't want to associate pastors was raising decent kids and they had good restrictive and will babysit the kids while they went to celebrate something and went out to dinner and brought the kids over to my house and the kids were playing and all, but that certain time under the principle be back is okay only to pick up these toys and put them in that basket right there because mommy to get me to come back and have so much fun anymore to stop.

Sorry you're gonna put these toys want to stop that base in my voice see your guns that I grew up back in the day when it was base.

I know you believe in base anymore, but I grew up in base days. I dropped my house.

Okay, now start CP was echoed. He was a mentee and learn everything from me. He wanted them to get some past right now. You could tell the older one discern this don't sound like he's asking is it we please consider the possibility don't come from that generation. I will complement anything know that I didn't ask for permission to that I would've done that without and I left him to that anyway. But seek what you got popped was a pop is not a spanking. Pop was a single indication no no no is abuse now know I heard all he knows that read all your books is abuse.

Now my day one abuse. It was a pop. I'm a simple be with you all day long that you know you are at the end of this route is not here so I didn't pop anything, I just put that base in there and finally the oldest one started, cooperate and put the stuff up, but I heard her say I'm put them up, but I'm put don't conform to put them up let you know I don't like this and I'll let you just call you do this and right amen.

Stay with us the second half of Pastor Paul Shepard's message is coming right up.

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The numbers 855-339-5500. In order to do God's will. You need people in your life will pick you up when you fall, or even keep you from falling in the first place. Pastor Paul in the second half of today's message, now your crowd second principle is the principle effort prints will read the verses you have a heard of verses 12 through 15, you heard them talk about how they will respond. You heard them talk about how we want to help you get this done and they put great effort into the follow-through people.

Good game but you will need you some follow-through.

People in verses 12 through 15 you see them talking about. We remember what Moses said to the phone to stay on the east side of Jordan.

Remember to have tribes didn't go over indicating they found land on the east of the Jordan that was perfect for them and they asked Moses, can we stay here, and here's what happened and is talked about in those verses Moses at first said how do you all think you're going to drop out and listen to us will help you get slammed possessed. We just say we want to settle our families here, then our fighting men will go over. In fact, it says it will go on point. New military people will go out first and to have tribes finding me and said we will be on point shoot and they'll shoot us first, we will make sure that we fight with you on till all of you have your possession and then after that's over we'll go back and join our wives and children that effort. They fought not for themselves. They fought for somebody else, you need to find the people who practice the upper principal to get rid of these fair weather friend, you can use Fairweather friends you when the weather is fine by myself when the weather spun some friends backwards friends with me to some people when the money is money and the changes strange things are going well.

Please get this what you need in your life fulfill God's plan for stop whether people called her cell friend Bergman.

He had to come up with something for people to connect with you on your social media show, which is another word because the Bible defines friends and is not people.

My friends on my Facebook people don't know you, your friend, you need him. My hands when I called them say no man, I'm in trouble what they're doing and saying what do you mean me to do what I think you will have lived what do you need me to do just give me a ton because it will be time growing your business or raising your kids or dog whatever is in your heart to do that will be times when all prognosis.all kind of stuff is coming against you when you feel God's purpose that the himself takes up arms against you want to fulfilling your purpose God at every turn.

If we can get you to be discouraged and stop doing what God put on the heart to do so when him you will have opposition like you never believe what you decide you're going to do the will of God in your life and you need some folk who will stand with you sometimes get weary in well doing the Bible says don't get weary in well doing well. Don't get weary doing well but you do get weary while doing well and the Bible says be not weary in well doing, for in due season, but usually the people who will help you get to your due season when you get weary every now and then your Moses get weary and as long as Moses had his staff lifted up. The people who were fighting against the enemies of Israel were winning but whenever his arm would get tired and it would fall down then the enemy started winning the battle and saw a couple of folks near Moses found that out and they rushed in and got on one side and her got on the other side of his hand so he could himself but somehow I got you to do is keep you up and bring you through this mess met somebody who refuses to let your hands fall to get up on you. This here some folk who said no no no no the past we show to people in your life, you need a friend who loves at all times. A brother who was born for adversity. Usually people when you tell them. The worst thing you can tell him I'm so sorry but we don't get through this. I'm telling you what I've been through so sorry so disappointed. But right now we don't get you through this summer Microtel. What they didn't say, hurt you later see we grow up that dumb stuff is Kip Newman when you were threatening somebody they could be because the room when the ball of the first and put it to the enemy, but doing that to me.

But first, we all hurt you later what you got you got people who said no job to the people who mean the most to me that question easily. What you doing here blessed and highly favored boy I will hurt you better tell me how you're doing.

My dad was going to the worst season of his life and he said I was losing my mind. I didn't see how is literally going make it through the night and you said it was wrestling, toss and turn it to the worst trial of his life and we were kids we tell the story of the time when we were all.

We were nowhere near teenagers. We all younger kids in the house and my mother.

He said, and my wife told me so honey you just tossing and turning and me and the kids got get up in the morning want to go on the back room when all that any since we got up went to the back room of the house so that we wouldn't be disturbed and he's just to three in the morning just agonizing and crying and saying.I can make you lose a mama to make it all the stuff and respectively and his phone rang and the person on the other hand was being read. He wasn't a bishop then became a bishop after well but they were just pastoral friend affect.

They called each other, their pastors and said Ben was on the other phone. He would pass it in Detroit in those days and picked up the phone hello and he said bishop hey man what's going on and he said what you mean is this 233 was going. He said Ben said look I was in a dead sleep. And the Lord woke me up and told me to call you. Now what's going on said pop begin to pour out his heart and tell them what was going on and they got through that night together, you got a fine folk who are just friends because Facebook calls a friend. You gotta find a partner who will walk you through the valley of the shadow and make sure you put in great effort. You gotta find people who practice the echo principal the effort. Principal finally who practice the exclusion principle.

I'm not going to take long is just that last verse, verse 18 of Joshua one to notice what they said they said not only we don't do all this to help you. But whoever rebels against your command doesn't heed your word legal Killam.

We literally disclaimer that the record show pastor didn't seem folk away from church family up in front of.

I'm trying to show you the principal they said we will totally exclude from the inner circle of what's going on. Anybody who's a rebel and that day they could do it by literally killing them that you have to kill their influence.

You kill the naysayers influence you don't give them a place to gossip need somebody to gossip to you have to be the person who they can understand they don't play that you can't come to them talking anymore, smack, and they just visit well say what all I know. Tell me more.

You have to be the person to say no. Stop. I'm not having this conversation with you. You have a problem with so and so I'm sending you to so-and-so to straighten it out. You and I are not going to get in the cahoots talking about somebody who's not here to themselves. You have to be exclusion principle find the people who will say if we see somebody not active in your best interest. We will all we will do what we have to do, so that God's work in your life are you passionate about carrying out God's will for your life.

Surround yourself with friends will practice the echo principal the effort principal and the exclusion principle. If you find yourself in need of prayer.

Today the destined for victory ministry team would like to join you in prayer, visit Pastor Paul.net and use the contact feature to share your request with us while you're there, be sure to sign up for Pastor Paul's monthly letter of encouragement which comes at no cost or obligation. Sometimes life can get scary if you've let fear get in the way of your faith. Pastor Paul has a great new resource to share with you today.

It is booklet trusting God in scary times.

If you find yourself focusing on what you see, instead of what God says if you are alarmed by the obstacles that stand in the way of living out your destiny in Christ.

This booklet from Pastor Paul will be of great benefit to you again. It's called trusting God in scary times and it is our gift to you this month by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory call us at 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor Paul.net to make a safe and secure donation online.

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Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 your past history. What is my destiny is what God said is all I came to tell somebody some Christ.

That's next time in Pastor Paul Shepard's message God will provide. But until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for victory


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