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Hide this goal in Victoria, thanks for downloading our podcast. We enjoy spending this time with you. I hope, you'll leave inspire, make sure you subscribe to get new messages every week. We appreciate your support and help keep the ministry going enjoy. Them is less such joy to come into your homes and, if you ever our area, please stop by and be a part of one of our services. I promise you it will make you feel right at home, but thanks so much for tuning in, and thank you again for coming out today and I like to start with something funny, and I heard about this- stir. He was asked to inform a member of his congregation, who had a heart condition that he had just inherited ten million dollars,
They were concerned because of the shock that he might have a heart attack the past or said, Sir What would you do if you inherited ten million dollars? Man said pasture. The first thing I do is give half of it to the church. At that point, the past fell over. Did out of your bible, say it like you mean it. This is mob. I am what it says I am have what it says I have I can do. What it says I can do today. I will be The word of God, boldly confessed. My mind is alert. My heart is receptive. Never be the same. Jesus Name, God bless! You want to talk to you today about an expected the end. I was with a well known after a few years ago. He nodded stars in major movies. He writes, then we will into this room that had a large glass wall overlook in his property there
all these five by seven index cards stuck up on the wall, probably a hundred and fifty of them here plain, how he was writing a movie and those were all the different seems he studies move things around addressing here takes away as seen there. He told have a good movie, you need up in downs, conflicts and victories, good characters in bad twists and turns. While it was very fascinating, it was very confusing. It looks so kind located. I said to him: how do you even know where to start he's at all? That's the easy part You always start with your final see you have to do so. How you walked the movie to end once you are. Devilish, the ending, then you weren't backwards and fill in all the details here, In fact, in a lot of movies, you don't shoot in sequential or
sometimes you shoot the final of seeing first and then you shoot the rest, the movie. This is what God has done for each one of us. The scripture says: God declares the end from the beginning, when God, planned out you alive. He started It's your final seen. He started with where he I you, the India, then he worked backwards Jeremiah said God Play for you are for good and not harm To give you an expected end, your end. Has already been established your final seeing has already been shot, the Good NEWS, you don't winding defeat. Indian failure end in disappointment. You the victory you, is more than a conquer you in fulfilling your partners. When you
I understand your end has been established. You won't go through life discourage because of a disappointment. Better, because of a loss. Frustrated because a dream hasn't come to pass. You'll stay in peace, no one that in the and it's all going to work out to your advantage, but here's the key Like any good movie, there will be twist in terms you think I know, I'm supposed to be go on this way? Why am I go in the opposite direction, goal is over here. Why am I headed the wrong way? There will be seems that on their own, don't make sense. If you stop right there, the divorce, the sickness, the loss, would look like didn't work for your good looks like It got the best to you. What you don't realize is that is not your final see.
As long as your breathing, your movie is still going. You may be in a difficult seen right now, something you don't understand. Negative medical report set back in your fine this is you have to remind ourselves that is not your story ends? You have expected end. The creator of the universe, the most tat. God has planned your days for good, not for if you keep moving forward at some point, you'll come into another twist, but this time a good break up, ocean. I Healy God knows how to weave it altogether. Your end has already been established. We see this principle in the life of Joseph God, destined him to become a great leader to rule a nation to help the Israelites during a time of family. That was his end. It had already been stamped
Joseph started off. Well so young man, he was his father's favorite chow when around wherein that coat of many colours. The coat that represented favor. But it's seventeen years of age Josephs lie an unusual twist, his brother, were jealous, they sold. Into slavery, he could have become discouraged. Thought must not heard right. He showed me a dream that our rule, a nation, but it sure didn't happen. Joseph understood this principle. He knew that was just one scene. He knew his and had already been established, so he kept me in his best. He was lied about falsely accused they put him in prison another unusual twist. It look like he was moving away from his destiny. This is the real
best of lie. Will you stay in favour when you're doing the right thing, but the wrong thing is happening? Will you continue being your best? Even when you're not getting the credit? We you stay passionate, even though the door closed, you didn't get the promotion, you think your move in the wrong way. This is where Joseph excelled in prison. He didn't follow. He kept doing the right thing. In thirteen years after he was sold into slavery, he interpreted a dream for the favor failure was so impressed that he brought him out of prison and put him in charge of the whole nation. He saw his dream come to pass. He saw the expected If Joseph we're standing here today, he would tell you dont get discouraged by the detours by the twist of lie, but the things you don't understand They are all necessary scenes in your movie.
By themselves. They may not make sense, but when God brings it altogether, you two will come out fulfilling your purpose, see and what God has promised This is where many people get frustrated lose their passion goal. If God was good, why have the bad break Why not go through the loss? What it my relationship make it we may ever understand. Why? But I can tell you this guy, I wouldn't have allowed it if it was, going to somehow work for your good. Nothing, that's happened to you can keep you from your destiny. The only thing that can stop you issue. If you get negative, better, lose your passion that can keep you from gods best and you may have had unfair things happen and I've learned the depth of Europe
is an indication of the height of your future. When construction workers are going to build a tall building, they have to dig down many stories. First for the foundation taller the building the deeper the foundation. When you go through things that you don't understand, difficult wait. You may not like it. It may be uncomfortable, but God is getting you prepared to take you hire you ever imagine you may think is there to defeat you, but it's going to use it to promote you. No bad boy can stop you. All the forces of darkness cannot hold you back. God has unexpected end for you here. Already established, but again along the way everything is not going to make. Since this is what fate is all about. You have to trust that, even in the twist
of life in the things you don't understand their God still knows what he's doing that even when, like Joseph you know, God prom You one thing but you're, seeing just the opposite defeat: betrayal! That's when you have to dig your heels in and say God. I don't understand. Did, but I trust you. I believe your plans for me or for good that you ve already shot. My final see you ve already established my end. So Lord. I want to thank you that I will fulfil my purpose. Then I will become everything you ve created me to be upheld said: God always ends in all is well so with all not. Well. That simply means is not the end. Which all is not well in my finances, I lost a big client. Last week on this score is no stay in peace. It's not the end.
That's just one c favour is coming. Promotion. Good breaks are headed your way. If it's not well in your health, don't set there are. This is the way it's always going to be. No another scene is come God promises. The number of your days he will fulfil its your time to go, you're not going to go. Maybe it's well in a relationship. You went through a break. You're lonely, you don't think you'll ever meet the right person. That's not the end that one disappointment that one person that left they can't change. Indy, they can't we write your movie, God already established. If they don't have that much power, God is already lander the person of your dreams. Somebody better than you can imagine there. Just a cup Well, it seems away. Just a man for a time before they show up?
as I said, what God has purposed, who can and all this means God has a purpose for your life he's planned at you. Lays land up your scenes and established through ending. Then it ask who can stop God saying I flung stars into space. Whirls into existence and the all powerful creator of the universe. Now who can stop my plan for your life who can change your ending people can There are situations. Can tragedy? Can God has the final say: When you're on one of those detours something that done makes sense, you don't understand it. Don't get upset Is just one c when it all comes together. Like Joseph it's going to work for your good see if Joseph had not been betrayed by brothers. He hadn't been sold into slavery. If he had been put into prison, he
never made it to his throne, though we're all necessary seems on the way to his established in what am I saying, what you may think is a setback. Is really a set up for God: tickets to the forerunners of your destiny. Now we Neither go through lie, fighting everything we don't like up said bitter offended or we can stay in peace, knowing that God is directing our stamps and Then the twist, the things we don't understand in the end they will work to our advantage sometime. When I'm travelling and not able to watch a ball game at home are recorded few weeks back. There was an important basket ball game on that I missed and I sat down the next week to watch it. In our already knew. The outcome may not seen
the highlights rid the news reports, the team I was pulling for had won, but during the first quarter we played really badly could hardly make a shot fell behind. I didn't the least bit worried. I sat there calmly enjoy in the game. The next corps the star play your garden foul trouble had to sit the bench we fail further behind I didn't get up. Time came The second half started off just as bad couldn't do anything wrong normally I would have been on a edge up tied and he's just wondering what's going to happen, but since I knew the outcome it totally changed. My perspective, in fact there. Behind we fail the more I thought, wow This is going to be some kind of come back. I can't wait to see. What's gonna happen all the world
The anxiety was taken away because of the expected in a new. We had one. There are times in lie when it looks like our opponents, the depression, the sickness, the legal situation is getting the best of us. We're fallen behind these it'll get discards. Are you all? I can accomplish my dreams, the odds? against me. I'll, never get well the medical reports too bad. Just like this ball game that was recorded you have to remind ourselves that the end has already been said when you feel like you're, fallen behind your outclassed outside outnumbered. Instead of being discouraged had this news Spected. That means you're about to see a major come back any moment. Things are going to shift in your favour, a good break, a promote, in a healing, God, says: He always causes due to try not part of the time, not most of the time.
God's already lined up your victory parade he's already: establish your ending back in the night. In seven a teenage girl in Iowa became pregnant with the sun. She was why the father was black. Her parents told her. You can have this baby. It's a mistake. Never gonna amount to anything you not. We're going to ruin your life. You gonna ruin the child's life. They gave her an ultimatum either aboard the baby or move out of the house. She wanted to have her child, so she left home alone, headed for California. No money, no future. Bigger. She ended up on drugs struggling to survive one day, seventeen years old standing on a street corner, a lady came up and handed her a Bible talk to her about having peace with God right there. She gave her life to Christ.
She opened her bible. The first word she saw was Israel. She said that's what I'm going to name her baby Israel, This little boy was born with all the odds against him. He didn't do anything great. He didn't have any kind of future but when God bleed his life into you, he established you're in the first. He gave you a purpose he set your assignment, then he put in you ever thing. You need to fulfil your destiny he's. Given you the gifts, the talents, the competent How you start is not important, don't let what you think is a limitation. A disadvantage If I was a different nationality, Joel from the wrong side of the neighborhood. There's dysfunction in my family that how you started Not how you're going to finish, the beginning does not
the term and your destiny. That's just one see what matters is the expected and the creator of the universe. Has already destined you leave your mark on this generation. He's already put seeds of greatness in you, God loves to take people who start off with all the odds against them. Shot down his favour, promote then give them good. Rights to where they rise up in do extraordinary things. This is what happened with my father he was raised in a very poor family. They had no money. He had no education, no future, that's where he started, but that's not where he finished his ex back did end. His final scene was past. A great church have been a ministry that touch the world. Don't let how you were raised, what you didn't get, what you think he's a disadvantage: college,
two settled where you are they established in is not dependent on the beginning. This young boy. Israel could have grown up with a defeated mindset inferior chip on his shoulder. While we are born into this family, why don't I haven't dad? My have wide have black what cannot become today. You can become the president of the United States is not. How you saw is how you finish. If you will keep honouring God being Best you are moving toward the destiny he has designed for you, it's bigger than you can is more rewarding. Then you ve ever dreamed as a child. This boy is real discovered. Did he had a gift and a bit They play instruments to write song so right, music to see now this child- that's People didn't want born
this little boy that some people thought would be a mistake, has become one of the great worship, leaders of our time, our own, Israel is one minute Grammy all kinds of goes on here in his give without Israel, you better be thankful, your mother's birth words. He saw wasn't Nebuchadnezzar City, Israel about Nebuchadnezzar, a new breed. Here's what I'm saying get rid of the excuses you may have had a rough start, but you're not gonna, have a rough finish. Somebody may put you at a disadvantage, but they didn't change your expected in all set in the Libyans. God bring us to a flourishing finnish, not a defeated finish. A mediocre finish, a lonely finish a bank. What finished you come into it.
Torreon Spanish and a flourishing finnish win thoughts. Tell you otherwise you hear things like you. Have too many disadvantages, too far behind or you made to many mistakes. Let those laws go in one ear and out the other. God is saying, I'm more! Take you further than you can imagine. I have explosive blessings they can counterpart to hear. I have favour that can thrust. You into your destiny, Imma bring out those seeds of greatness that I put on the inside, God has established you end, you can be certain. He knows how to get you there now are part all through the day. Lord, thank you that you have and for me, are for good you're, not limited by where I am right. Now you ve already shot. My final see may not understand everything along the way, but God I trust you I'm coming to a flourishing finish. This is what job had to do
he had some unusual twist in terms in lie. Some scenes didn't make sense. Everything started off. Great life was good, but then the bottom fell out. Job lost, his health lost, his business lost his family. He could have gotten discouraged given up his wife, told him Joe just curse God and die. You don T like Heaven in encouraging spouse but in the middle of that discouragement, when everything had come against him when a lot of people would have been better angry complaining, Joe looked up to the Heavens and said I know my redeemer lives. He would say, and in effect God still on the throne, I know, he's already shot my final scene. If this is my time to go, I'm not gonna go bitter, I'm not gonna go up. That, though he slay me yet will I trust him? When you can
people, good attitude when the bottom falls out when you, give God praise in the twist of life in the things that don't make sense. That's when God will take to a new level of your destiny, we lot about jobs, lost jobs, trials, job suffering and yes, he went through a difficult season, but here's the key he didn't stay there. That was one c. The hand he came out with twice what he had before. God paid him back with double, he had twice the cattle twice the she got. His health back is joy back his peace back. The scripture puts it this after this job lived two hundred and forty years and saw his grin sons down to four generations notice after the loss after the disappointing after the bottom, he didn't end. On a sour defeated note. His life was not over
Joe went on to live a fool, happy blast one hundred and forty more years enjoy his grandchildren accomplished This dream fulfil in his purpose. What am I saying just because you have some twist terms things you don't understand that doesn't mean you are like this over God has an after this coming when thoughts whisper Seeing your best days, you been through too much. This is as good as it gets. They say in the? U what he said to Joe after the cancer after the divorce after the betrayal there's still a full life ahead of you, you haven't dreamed your best dream. You haven't danced your best dance. You haven't laughed you best life
Shake off the disappointment, get your passion back! God has an after this coming. Your way he's not only going to bring you out, but he's going to pay you back for that trouble, you're going to come out stronger promoting better than you were before. When it was all over job said, I'm convinced nothing and no one can upset gods. Planes was saying: nothing can change the expected in God already established in France. The enemy cannot keep you from your destiny. Satan had to ask God permission, even TEST Joe tells me, God is not only in control of your life, he's in control your enemies You have nothing to worry about. There is ahead of protection around. You cannot be penetrated when Jesus was about to be crucified. He told people if you
straw, this temple in three days, God will raise it up. They thought he was talking about the building. He was talking about himself. Jesus, of course understood this principle that his end had already been established. He knew his final seeing had already been shot, Send him hanging on the cross in great pain, It wasn't him in a tomb buried in great clothes. He knew spinal scene. Was him seated right, hindered the father with all power with the keys of death in Hell. That's. Why says He endured the pain of the cross, looking forward to the joy that was set before him. The way you stay encouraged in the tough times. Is you keep looking ahead? No one! Your end has been said, no one that you come into forcing Finnish, no one that God always causes you to try and description talks about,
how Jesus was buried in a borrowed too. He had no place to be buried of his own. A disciple came and got his body and buried him in a tomb. I can imagine Jesus before he was crucified. Asking that disciple. Can I borrow your too? He was saying I don't need to buy it. This is not how my story- ends? This is only temporary I'll. Just be here a few days, I have been a step list and set by my father and no enemy contains. They can with me in the grave, but they can't keep me in the gray our attitude like Jesus in difficult times. This is temporary. This addiction is not how my story ends. This defeat, this sickness, this betrayal. Is just one scene. I know it,
Other scene is common, a scene of victory, a scene, a favour, a scene of new beginnings, bring you a final seeing has already been shot now, don't let the twist the terms that you don't understand called you to get discouraged. Keep moving forward in the Inn it's all going to work. To advantage like the ballgame are recorded, we know the final outcome we don't have live, worried and upset. God has established your end. If you will stay in faith and keep honouring God, I believe and declare like Joe gods going to pay back for the trouble like Joseph gods. Gonna get into your throng lackeys no matter how you start you go come out. The flourishing finnish accomplish in your dreams become in all God he hated you to be in Jesus name.
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