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When you walk by, not by sight. We are to believe God took some prosperous people go to extreme did not have trouble is not built for trouble. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in times of trouble. Will that Psalm 46 verse one and this is destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard will if the word of God tells us that God is a present help in times of trouble. That means times of trouble will sometimes come.
Faith does not produce a problem free life. It gives us the strength to face those challenges head-on, knowing that God will deliver us in due time today pastor Paul has an encouraging word for you. God will always keep you from trials, but you always get you through the Solway stop by Pastor Paul.net any time to listen to any recent message on demand.
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The miracle is in the house go with me to second Kings chapter 4 let's look at the first seven verses second Kings chapter 447 versus a certain woman of the lives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying your servant my husband is dead and you know that your servant feared the Lord and the creditor is coming to take my sons to be his slaves. So Elisha said to her, what shall I do for you tell me what do you have in the house and she said your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil. Then he said go viral vessels from everywhere from all your neighbors empty vessels do not gather just a few.
And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your son so we all got some doors open that need to be shut then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones so she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought vessels to her and she poured it out. Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full that she said to her son bring me another vessel, he said to her there is not another vessel so the oil ceased. Then she came and told the man of God, and he said go sell the oil. Pay your debt you and your sons live on the rest the miracle is in the house in the last message we look at just the first verse and 1/2 of this passage because I wanted to take that time and not so much preacher could just talk.
As a pastor is a spiritual Shepherd and parent and to make sure we looked at just the simple but important set of statements in the passage so last time we looked at the fact that although this man to his credit, truly love the Lord and serve faithfully as a son amenity of the prophets that God had placed over him. He was faithful in all of that. He was a great husband.
Great dad. In many respects, but to his desk credit.
This husband and father left his family in very poor financial shape so I took the time and encouraged exhorted all breadwinners not just husbands these days. We have many, many two income households that by the nature of the economy and and the lifestyles were accustomed to very few homes live on just one income anymore and so I want to say to all breadwinners. All people who have dependents who are responsible you are responsible for financially, and spouses who are cold partnering with you and that make sure you do three things get out of debt, build savings by insurance.
I know you walk by faith. I know you claim 120 years of life, but by insurance. In the event the Lord takes you unexpectedly. You've got a B prepared to make sure you don't leave your family and your loved ones and alerts just because you have transitioned your goal to be at your memorial service or your funeral. They are crying only because they miss you, not because you left broke and so get on with the business and you younger people, especially take advantage of the fact that joy for you is cheaper than for many of us who have moved into different brackets. I had a term policy that I took out in my guess it was mid late 40s and it was a 15 year term policy. In addition to whatever else I have and so I took that out and two months ago letter came and said, you may continue this policy, but if you do the premium is changing and I looked at the premium that they said they wanted. If I were to keep that policy alive. I need some old folk to walk with me. Summary all witnesses.
I won't tell you what I had a nice reasonable premium for 15 years but there's no one they said if you keep this policy going is going cost you 9000 some dollars a month.
When you believe I'm all people $500,000 policy because if I was going leave before 63 where where I was when they wrote me if I was lonely before then.
I want to make sure that this is the end not only have what we already have set up but you have a another little bit of change and now that's gone.
When I told her I said maybe I can leave you as happy as I will look your way up, but that meant I had to die like in my 50 and I know you wanted your Buddhist days, so I made it this far. I say so you're not as broke off measurable goal be and she said long as you stay here with me. We go make it but do what you can think that's what I'm saying. Seriously, do what you can if you can do big big huge things.
Do what you because you want to be a stalwart of the responsibility you have over your family. Amen.
I now let's get into this passage so we see that all window cries out to Elisha's servant is dead.
He was faithful in all that, but he left me in a large financially and the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves life on this planet sometimes means we will face difficult situations even though we are people of faith and people walk by faith I am determined to keep a balanced voice on radio and TV wherever the Lord allows my voice to be heard.
I want there to be bounds.
We got so much hyper faith around us and so much anti-faith around us. The truth is right in the middle. We walk by faith not by sight. We are to believe God to bless and prosperous people but don't go to extremes don't like if you walk by faith not going have trouble is not in his belt for trouble. Think about it had little trouble walking by faith takes a walk-in person because life is going Pro you sunk life is going to give you some trouble is just a function of being on a fallen planet. That's all it is and I know we are people of the kingdom, but with live in in the physical existence of God's presence at women living in this world that is going to be redeemed but not yet even creation. Paul said when he wrote to the church at Rome creation is groaning crazy is we have to exist in a crazy environment and we are going to have to learn that trouble and difficulties are gonna come into our lives, don't beat yourself up because you got your spirit filled, and you have trouble, or you have strong faith in you have trouble you are going to go through difficult times and trouble and difficulties and crises come to us people of faith in various types. Some of us have financial trouble. This profit have financial trouble. Some of us do some of us have relational trouble.
You can be facing five filled with the Holy Ghost, that know me know by know live likes to brag.
I'm just trying to help you make sure that they don't just like you called of how super spiritual you at all the time.
Please give me regular job done safely and just just learned something called being nice to me nice I'm trying to help Kristen to be nicer people. Some of all spiritual, but the night came right back with more today. Suggestion for victory message from Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California to listen to any of Pastor Paul's recent broadcast. Be sure to stop by Pastor Paul.net and listen on demand. That's Pastor Paul.net and stay with us after today's message Pastor joins me from the studio. The first student to the rest of today's teaching from the life of the prophet Elisha, the miracle is in the house.
Once again, here's Pastor Paul. I like what you need to live in your nephews and your grandkids are going to help us help you make make the so we got some trouble so we don't have locational trouble having trouble in your in your work world.
Some people haven't physical challenges. You can be facing five will still have physical challenges, mental, emotional.
I heard a preacher on therapy the other day to load your sites. You can about it and clear of all the stuff I gotta bless you with one of those catamount never does it ever nodding.
Gotta do that but that's the exception to the rule make something a miracle. It's not common. That's why it's America, what's not common to have a miracle three times a day just come on let's get down to real 11 folks. And let's be true to the truth and so with what I have trouble.
But the good news is when situations arise. God is our president help jot down because you're going to need to know that when situations arise. God is a president help when you know the man God has taken all God is right there with you what the Bible says he is I will you and I were straight, then it says president help where trouble when you're in trouble he's there with you so you yeah I don't like this trouble I don't but I do like the company going through trouble, but I love it that I'm not here by myself, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of I will fear no evil will be called all art with me.
Thou art with me and so you gotta know when to difficult situations arise. God is a present help.
So you have a difficult situation right now in the area know that the Lord is with you and he will get you through it and bring you out of it. If your back is against the wall. You say all this is I don't have. I don't have time and and say God I know you are looking because he is a present help when you are in trouble and he's going to see you through now look at verse two so Elisha said to her, what shall I do for you tell me what you have in the house and she said your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil. The prophet asked the questions what can I do for you what's in your house, because he knows that God is going to bless this woman with the miracle she needs. That's why that's requested is all Megan/this to bed.
I love that the man God.
He said no tension because we deal with this and all he's got to do now is discern how God is going to do it.
He's not questioning whether God is going to do it. He only wants to know how was God going to do it. I came to tell somebody was going through your crisis right now in whatever area there is no question but that God is going to give you a solution and bring you through it. The question is how does God do the same thing the same way all the time. One of things you learn when you read the Bible and when you walk with God long enough, don't try to put God into patterns that you can predict, just because he did it this way back. Todd maybe don't do it that way this all the time. Look at the way healing took place. For instance, in the ministry of Jesus and you'll see there were times when he would just speak the word and send healing mail healing. But guess what, that didn't happen all the time so he laid hands on them.
Some people he would do something. One guy got some come on man himself a little cake man's eyes don't want to miss you call it what you know you the best God doesn't do it the same way that doesn't mean you're less special. They just got one set of blessings you got another set and so you got understand the problem isn't that a given. He's just waiting to observe how so he asked the question that was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
What you have in your house, and she said I have nothing but a jar of oil. That's when he knows okay now I see what God is doing God. In other words, was going to work. Miracle based on what she all ready had you not understand that sometimes God wants us to be more aware of how he'll use them.
Bless and supernaturally favor you based on what you already have.
In other words, some of us are well aware of our need. That's what was going on with her.
She was well aware of her need.
But I'm aware of her seed. She was well aware of her need.
But I'm aware of her seed that some of us some snow real well what we wait on God to do what would you want to do for you. You give us a full explanation paragraphs were from information when his mom believed God forever. You are well aware of your legal well aware of your desire, that's okay. He loves you.
He's a good father.
He wants to know what's on your heart.
What's on your mind what you need and what you desire what you have to become aware of is that sometimes the milk was not going to come out of thin air. Sometimes the miracle is going to come out of a scene you already have in just seven. Identify so that's what's going on here. He says what you have. She says nothing but a jar of oil. He realizes facts the seed every time God doesn't do it out of thin air. It's because he's going to blasts what you all ready. We must get this principle what's really important is your walk with God. See, we went over there with Ephesians 320 oh God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or even think yes indeed.
But it goes on to say, according to the power that works in us. Well, what is that power when you gotta let the Holy Spirit show you how does he want to work in you and use you as part of the answer to your own prayers. So you gotta know this widow doesn't know it yet, but that Oreo is more than or you'll it's the seed, and she's got a be willing to so what how do you so what we know how to sew offerings.
We got to give what you have been believable. Yet we not do that how you sold oil you say Lord. Okay, here's what I have what you want to do with this to bring about favor blessing increase. Whatever I need. What are you going to do with what I already have. Now let me show you this in another passage just to give you up on context go to John New Testament Gospel of John chapter 6 Luke with me ever since five through 13 John 652 13 then Jesus lifted up his eyes and seen a great multitude coming toward him. He said to Philip, where shall we buy bread that these this multitude making any said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do you know God, know that you sometime whispers a question for you when you're the most likely to have answered. Thanks so much for being here for today's destined for victory message. The miracle is in the house. Always glad to have you join us. I'm intrigued by the title of the book that were offering to everyone that gives a generous gift this month. It's called caregivers need care to, and is our gift to you by request for your generous donation to Destin for victory this month. Call 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor Paul.net to make a safe and secure donation online.
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He put in the earth seed time and harvest and supernaturally multiply from it you got a sewing, you can't keep looking at it, you can keep asking questions about it. The only you can do it or see this. That's tomorrow in Pastor Paul Shepard's message the miracle is in the house until then. Remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.
In Christ, you are destined for victory