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But miracles don't mean being no misfortune misfortunes in our lives don't mean God doesn't work you got understand that both happened in the kingdom's economy. Jesus said to whom much is given much is required.
Those of the rules hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. What we all want to be blessed by God to have him grant us mercy and favor and sometimes he will put his blessings also come with responsibility and maybe even a little misfortune or disappointment along the way pastor Paul helps drive this point home today as he takes us once again to the story of Elisha the prophet stay with us now or listen to any recent message online firstname.lastname@example.org that's pastor Paul.net now with this message.
The flipside of blessings is pastor Paul Shepherd. God bless you what a job that drive you crazy. You driving you blessing me see. So that's why you gotta practice the self-care and let other people care for you.
It all flows together and you gotta make sure that you know. Blessings are blessings never call it anything other than a blessing, but it'll keep you up at night and cost money because the time cause inconvenience you just got to understand that as you move forward right now.
Let's look at the next practical lesson I want to point out. Look at verses 19 and 20.
So the boy goes out the end of a verse 18 said the boy went out to his father, which means he's probably a preadolescent, but he's he's able to go out talking and glad where his dad is working in all because he went out, saw his day salt and reapers, and while he got there and look at this verse 19 he said to his father. His father told the servant carry him to his mother would assess and when romance did take mom was about it. But you know the way you wanted you all know some bring me my baby walking.
Forget all that seems to me what you did know you better give them all a lie when she did tell me what we do and we don't do brothers go to module, you better learn this before you get married, be the king of the castle run everything brought you will have to learn to run the vacuum cleaner run the dishwasher will run the dishwasher so look at this. He said he had some sort of medical emergency, when he goes up to. We don't know what it is.
I've seen preachers and commentators try to tell me was a son stroke as I wouldn't tell you what it was a medical emergency. There are lots of ways that you can result with this with this problem. The boy had and so was a medical emergency.
His father says carry into his mother servant lifts him up carries them to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon and then he died… Zooming point number three. Both miracles and misfortunes can occur in our lives.
Miracles, his birth was a miracle husband no wife never had a baby miracle. This prophecy resulted in a miracle.
But miracles don't mean being no misfortune misfortunes in our lives don't mean God doesn't work miracles you got understand that both happened in the kingdom economy.
So please, please, just let them determine pastor backwards Christian. Only people who think if God didn't work a miracle. Every single time you asked for what was wrong with your faith. Sometimes your faith is in, but what you expected and what you believe for the way you believe in. The last thing you should do is let the devil or let see questions tell you so long which you because it was a problem on misfortune. It circumstance in your life. I'm preaching better than you say. A man back to the matter is both articles and misfortunes can occur in the lives of faithful people say we love the stories where you see the miracle at the end that's the way we write stories. This way we want right movies is always that one. And sometimes you get it for certain chapter of your life. You get the wonderful landing chapter. But guess what chapter that the wonderful rack to list in don't believe me ask David to remember and second Samuel chapter 12 beginning at verse 15.
This is after Nathan has come to tell David that God knows exactly what happened.
God knows that that man is dead because you took his wife and God didn't authorize you remember when they start talking to baby sit. God is been too good to you for you to act like this and he said if you had asked him to bless you some more but rather than ask him. You took it upon your self. So Bathsheba I want Bessie, but I will have Bathsheba and her husband is in Maumee fighting for me right now, but he is an income so I'm going use my authority put them on the front line of the battle and tell the Army to withdrawal from him desperately sinful. Can we be don't show a look at David, you got some stuff somewhere in some corner of your life. Maybe people don't know what maybe is not broadcast how careful a little sneaky San Luis Nicky's head, but God so you look left and right okay I and Gaza, you are so look at this.
David said yes. I sent Mr. may consider what God sees your heart he knows that you love them neighbor was a man after God's own heart when he broke God's heart. It Christian and he said the Lord has forgiven you, but you Sunderland sons going.no miraculous Sunderland that you know the story here and second Samuel 12 David white washed up on the ground cried out to God and the word of the Lord from the prophet Nathan Boyd will probably what will prophecy we think probably automatically wonderful. Sometime prophecy is the sad truth and so he plays in praise and pray that you know the story will read in the interest of time, you know the story. Finally, David looked up from his crying and fasting he so so couple folks talking in the corner.
He said wait a minute. He said that don't look right. He said, is my son live to unite your friends would do is speak of your jury mask was finally somebody said yes king, he's what happens next. David sometimes that's the only word you will get get up it's bad but it's not over, you didn't get what you want to, but life goes all come also know that you want to do you want to word you will be a millionaire and you will be healthy, wealthy, sexy, and why reality is, sometimes that's not going. You just gotta get up while Russia, he anointed his face laying there crying while in and then they brought him listening to destined for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. The second half of today's message comes your way.
Next, so stay tuned should listen to destined for victory wherever you go. By downloading a free mobile app you can tune into any one of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand water resources from our online store you can even take notes on the sermon right on your mobile device search destined for victory. The App Store and download our free mobile app today. You can also subscribe to the destined for victory podcast Apple podcast at spot of fire or wherever you enjoy your podcasts. Christian life is not a trouble-free life you can have joy and peace the whole way through. But there's no such thing as a life without challenges. This pastor Paul now with the rest of today's destined for victory message. The flipside of blessings. Sometimes the best we can work hard, work but will work will job executive.
This book will because my God still works miracles, I didn't get one that I wanted. What would be God's blessings down the role. Some of you all are like you had a horrible problem that wasn't your fault you been crawling around in life but you gotta keep moving forward because what you don't know is that this uncle David, whose goal come find you and bless you, you got understand that there are more blessings that you then are behind you so I came to tell somebody before I move in the next message into the meat of what happened here. I just need to make sure you stay balanced in your theology and your faith. I don't want you to believe that faith is some sort of spiritual vending machine and you just call everything to be yes sometimes God gives us the ability to call it and make it happen. Sometimes it is not what God has ordained and you can you know how we do confess it all. I remember decades ago with confession started being the lives back in the 70s actually late 70s when I first started hearing a whole, confess, confess, confess what you confession get to confession right to confess I do not run out.
That's not confession. The question is when you confess the word telling what people did that and I studied. I found out yes there is certainly a grain of truth. Keep your confession lined up with the word but you don't get to say what God has not seen. I can claim a Bentley. If God didn't give me a Bentley Breslau. I don't have Bentley money.
Come on and balance out.
My friends were kind of hyper faith.
Many people drive their favorite cars. You know why they drive 9596 9899% is because they had the money in the bank for they went to the dealership shave out usual faith.
God didn't give you some believe that a get you from being done. Know what I'm talking about you driving nice now when you should call me back in the day that's all I'm saying second worst car in the church. One of the systems called will more jacked up the I did want to have a worse car in sees that women of the so called by let me close this section of the message and I'll pick it up next time without saying that I referred to from time to time over the years I learned decades ago. I don't remember where it originated.
I wasn't able to quickly find it online and I've tweeted just a bit. But here's the saying put this up on the screen for me.
If among many truths you take one and follow it blindly it will become a falsehood and you a fanatic keep that up on the screen. Some I might need to write that down there many truths here is when the problem we have in the church will will grab the truth they like God still works miracles. I like that truth because I believe it with my whole heart, God is still a worker of miracles. I am not a cessation is a lot of the guys I preach alongside on the radio there cessation is there theology says that God stop operating the gift of miracles in the body of Christ in the third or fourth century, depending on how they do their timelines, but they say God stop working miracles as a gift in the body of Christ and they say he is sovereign.
Miracles are no longer normative for what God will do well. I respectfully disagree.
I microphone out with you believe that you now expect you to to to pray for any I pray for some I've expected some I received some obscene God works miracles. I've seen him open doors that no man could shut I've seen and make a way where there wasn't even aware so I know he works miracles when we were building.
This worship center moms McCain was dying and she had given to bricks of brick with $1000 for giving $2000 and the doctors told her she only had three days to live somebody from family calls it they just told mom she got three days… We were 12 days from walking into this building and so I went to the hospital, walked in the room moms was completely blind to the oldest member at the time and said moms is past and first lady said perjured you just got some news from the doctors he speculated more than three days. I said what are you asking God to do.
I asked her because I would contradict her belief. I said what are you asking God to do. She's now I want to go into my new building and she said I gave my bricks to the first lower member has a good thing.
The first one she brought in a sock thousand dollars in a sock. We were still in the hotel one hotel she came handed us a sock season.
My family around. I need to know where my money is long story short we live has the Lord mothers asking you she's ready to meet you. She knows you and show enjoy.
She's you will enjoy eternity in your presence, but she's asking you to give her more than this three days because that will get her in the build said Lord we going to unite our faith with hers asking to work a miracle. Long story short three days later I called the house, I suggest checking on mom. They said she said not to get her hair done. Long story short, 12 days later for Sunday in June 2014. We had three services on the opening day to get everybody in. She came to the second service, Pastor Jenkins was our speaker. I looked us old and wheeling her in big old smile on her face and after the service I told Pasadena said that the woman a tour event. She was will be dated days ago. He walked over to her to start her for head and what miracle this is just smiling.
Do you know God not only blessed to be here for Sunday of June 2014.
She was here for Sunday of June 2014. She was here every Sunday in July she was here every Sunday in August.
She was here every Sunday in September. She was here at least half of October. Before she got too sick to keep coming. Do you know God gave that woman six months beyond what the doctor say you have not believe in miracles, but I'm going believe in them. I believe I asked for miracle is not affluent people.
What you do in burial burial. Rejoice that they knew the more say Lord I want to hear what you do talking so like Joe Joel said the Lord gave the Lord had taken away.
So stop what you God's miracle working God. But we have to learn not to be from attics. Don't take one truth grab it extricated from all the rest of the troops with blindly sexual you want to live a balanced I've seen God's marvelous but he's gone. Got to keep things. Thanks so much for joining us for today's destined for victory message.
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I trust him when nothing is going wrong so I'm certainly gotta learn to trust him when things are not going to write. That's tomorrow and Pastor Paul Sheppard shares his message. The flipside of blessings. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory