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What was I said well since were saved by grace which is unmerited favor. Then God of the matter we continue to live in because his grace will just keep on top of all we know is that Devon got a lot of sin to cover when grace becomes disgrace on this Thursday edition of Destin for victory hello and thanks for being here for today's message from Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, when the apostle John took tenant had to write the revelation of Jesus Christ. Part of this task was to pass along messages to seven first century churches in the surrounding areas of Rome with each letter could have just as easily been written to the church today testament to the wisdom and omniscience of God, who knows the common struggles we all face today's messages straight ahead stay with us here or stop by Pastor Paul.net to listen on demand. That's Pastor Paul.net from the book of Revelation hears Pastor Paul. Today's message rekindling your spiritual flame. We got people today you can ask Jesus into your life and then proceed to live the rest of your life and blatant disobedience to his word got out from the Lord. Right from the scriptures for you. God says the practice of the Nicollet Athens when people turn my grace but he hates what you're doing and he calls us to repent, and I'm telling you, as long as the Lord gives me but at times I feel like one of the very few messages go see the days when people want you to preach what they want to hear and they don't want to sit up on the hard doctrine but as long as the way and be a follower of Jesus Christ what you want to do and be a follower of Jesus Christ and sinful passion and you cannot be a follower of true believer and practice disgrace. It is true that God's grace covers our sin is true that all but it is true that you can continue and blatant sin and disobedience and call your self a follower of Christ read your Bible. First Corinthians 6 verse nine. Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
He goes on to say that there are things you can't practice runs down the list. Sexual immorality and myth than that. And then he says and any thing that you know according to the word is outside of God's will because you can't practice that and think that you're going to see the Lord one day and so we are called in the word to yes yes we stumble when we follow all different plan to live alone, major walking, you live and you don't want to do and you trip you fall down and you so good was his elbow.
Thank God for great Lord, I'm sorry, God give me help. Help me Lord, and you go on your way. But you know as well as I do. We have somebody who are falling. This is called predetermined premeditated live below and I'm here to tell you the word of God says God said I hate the practice of the Nicollet Athens. I hate those who want to make a career of my grace is grace, our sin, but grace also teaches us.
Titus chapter 2 the grace of God that appears to all men, teaches us that, denying worldliness and ungodliness. We should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world. That's God's plan and he gives us his Spirit so that he can live out that plan through us and then when he gets to commending them, he says, but I have something against you, I have something against you interesting language. The Lord says to them and says to us.
I'm glad that you're doing something's well but he says I got something against and look at what he says.
He says what I have against you is that you have forsaken your first love. Now the construction of that phrase in the Greek tends to suggest that God wasn't saying that you have forsaken necessarily the object of your first love but that you have forsaken the expressions of your first love. In other words, God is saying you don't love me like you used to. God says you used to show your love for me in ways that you no longer demonstrated passion for me. For me, and now is like you take me for granted. I'm here to tell you that the word of the Lord to them and to us is we need to rekindle our spiritual flame. He says you don't love me like you used to. You have forsaken the expressions of your first love, and thought that is underscored by what he says. After that, he says remember the height from which are falling. Repent. Watch this and you did at first. Now think back with you want to get the message on the spiritual level. Think in your own life runs parallel and you can learn a lot of truths by looking at natural things, and in applying them in the spiritual first time you fell in love or thought you were in love. Remember early early girlfriends, boyfriends, some of those years when you just thought you had all man you have found love and it was the greatest thing since sliced some of you can think back to times in your life. Maybe you never marry the person or whatever the case, but for that little season y'all thought y'all were the couple and you had different ways of expressing that love you spent a lot of time on the phone days. What you on the phone and you have to be talking you talk for a while.
They don't know thing back in the day could be they fulltext all day. They don't talk but you are old enough to remember back when you got on the phone when you're on the phone in your room on the phone cell phone back then. So you had that your mother the extra long court you could drive the phone in the bedroom on. We need a long court. The phone reach in here and we got one and you could drive the phone into your and you know when your brother sister was in love.
You need to make a call about school called the schoolmate's use all born into their room so all my goodness on the what, get that phone and they're talking about nothing.remember those days and they're just talking sometime late at night. We could do at least on the weekend we go to school in the morning, but Friday night, Saturday night. You could talk all you on the phone and they're all related night, sometimes falling asleep so we all remember that falling asleep all night you talked a little small talk for a while now you're tired of holding the phone but you don't want to let it go so that you sleep. I mean I'm sleepy but I'm not asleep so even people witnessing some so you can think that pumping days when I was a whole that represented that particular time in your life when you were infatuated with that one person you hear some oldies.
It takes you back to what the person you and Marion but you can think of some oldies and you have to learn to translate it now to your so that you can live right and please God make the transfer used to be my song with hook up with her now which you can become one of our songs and you had to make the translation so that you and do what God has called you will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message Pastor Paul Sheppard to listen to our program any time ask Alexa to play destined for victory. The program also is available at Google home Ron demanded pastor Paul.net that's pastor Paul.net. You can contact us for prayer or make a safe and secure donation to the ministry online. Remember that toy you break for every day for a month before Christmas when you got it you played with it for a week and then forgot about it. Sometimes we do the same thing to God. He wants to help us rediscover our passion for their special Paul with the rest of today's message rekindling your spiritual flame. We act like kids in those early season that that little penny stop puppy love is real to the property and here is what God is saying here in for me that you have allowed to not that excited about me like he used to be. That's what he saying to that church and to the church today when you come to worship, used to be when you couldn't wait to get around some other folk were submitted to the fact the matter. If you will be a true worshiper. You have to worship Monday through Saturday will just wait till you show up on the Lord's day what you want to worship God back in puppy love days of just talking to that person you were crazy about once a week to talk to them, and God is saying.
I want you to rekindle the name of your spiritual passion for me so that you learn the worst of me every day and when you finally get to come together with others, then it's just days of worship because everybody had their own fire lit and together we are magnifying the name of the Lord, and he saying that's what I'm looking for I'm looking for people worship me with passion, worship like somebody else but you ought to worship him in spirit and in truth and put your heart and the great commandment is what the Lord your God, how with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind all your strength. The same worship me fervently. Let me tell you something.
There are blessings that come to people who love God with passion that don't come to just any old body that God has emotion.
He's not a man.
He's not human.
But God's nature. He has emotion when you read your Bible, you clearly see the things that David writes in mapping that make God happy things that also trouble God you see the God you see the anger of God. You see that this God in Scripture God is not human, but he is emotional in our goal has to be to bring as it were a smile to God's face because they are blessings associated with that when the Bible says we should love the Lord is talking about the ship. What is God's love language you years ago. That book came out, the five love languages and you know a lot of us have read those in and you find your love language. Find your spouses love language so that you love them in a way that they can appreciate what you can do is love somebody in the way you appreciate me send you some for me for me like that but one of the love languages was gifts my wife and my children).
They know that's not a lot language for me because my case was expensive, runs expensive trinket kind of person that was just the thought that Like that. If she knows I was thinking about her and can mean so much and I'll get something to bring just sold his thought about you and she'll and I think Amanda was only seven. I'm not that you were somewhere and you thought about me and you pick this up as an expression of the love that you had in your heart you know don't trinket me trinket brother Jim is like me trinket. Do not try get a brother also look your birthday coming up.
What do you want be prepared so I didn't get most of our save up, get what I want for myself for this expensive dog to get a whole lot of people together but I love language. Some people it's time.
Some people, it is no affection touch what God languages and want us to worship you from your whole heart. God says I want you to love me until it's obvious to everybody else that you love me, and people who know you know you love me love the people around you before you tell them that you mess up. I didn't go that stupid look on your face and God says now that I'm with you just because we had years together. Don't let the flame don't let the past. Send me because the Bible says that God will do our verses such as a birth where Paul said Lord said has not seen that entered your heart, what God will do.
Love when you love God, right, God will just so happy to say what you will love God and love God, what you will do for you cannot bring a smile to your face you one day you want to get jobs going until he just blesses you with something you haven't seen you entered your heart does another promise 28 we love the quote about when you live it and we know that all things work together for good everybody. If you are one of the people walking around say what you know everything happens for a reason.
I challenge you so it's not in your Bible.
The Bible and say everything happens for a reason.
What is the Bible say we know that all things work together for good to them.
Not everybody to them.
To them that love him with passion and are called according this, but if you if you worship God. If your heart is filled with gratitude toward God. The Bible says God in response to him will what the devil meant for evil will take your negative circumstances will take the downturn will take families action action will take no, that's not sow out so you well blesses me and crazy way. Well, God just gets excited about doing something for the kingdom you take care my business that talk about it much love in me turn around and bless you with don't even know you doing as well as you're doing makes sense, but because you love me. I'm going to bless your real all I want somebody to make up in your mind.
Lord I hear your word and I'm going to read Kindle my spiritual songs of praise and worship and adoration. I'm going to get involved to serve you. I'm going to get involved to get more my time doing it for people. I'm doing it for God. I want the Lord to know that I want to please him that I want to serve him that I want to make him as happy as I and I want to tell you something if you do that you will be able to be God you give him love and no telling what he will do in your life because you love. Thanks so much for being here for today suggestion for victory message rekindling your spiritual flame right now. Pastor Paul Sheppard's been kind enough to join me for a student California pastor love the name of the series. You've got mail. Reminds me of AOL in that movie that came out by the same title is also the title of our series and is a great one for this message assuring about the seven letters that John wrote to the churches in Revelation 2 and three.
We all understand Revelation so much about the future but this is important mail for the church today. You believe that don't you. I do. I want people to get it that back in the first century of the church's existence. The apostle John got direct mail for the churches in Asia minor and he shared it when he was released from his exile on the Isle of Patmos. And as a result, we are able to be blessed because what I found out is that those messages were not just for those seven physical churches. Those messages were for the church down through the ages. When you look at every message there something in there for each of us today. And so my attempt in this series is to unpack those things and help us understand that Revelation is in the scary book. It is a book to help you get your act together and become the person God has destined to be, as we say often here the broadcast.
In Christ, you are destined for victory. Thanks for those words of encouragement Pastor Paul and for the surgery, assuring the rest of this month you've got mail. As you may know, destined for victory as a listener supported ministry, one that depends on your prayers and financial support to keep these messages airing the whole year through and for your generous gift today.
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