Bill Winston - The New Economy
This new economy. Kingdom of God has a whole new culture. How do I get from where I was to where I'm gonna be now. I've crossed over. I gotta start with my mind. When you stop living off of a paycheck system everything changes. You gotta have guts enough though to know, wait a minute, that job is not my source. Come on, that company is not my source. And once you do that, God speaks to you in a different way. We've been over here working too hard. You are in the Sabbath, in the Sabbath, you rest.
The kingdom of God is not a democracy. It's not a democracy. In other words, in the kingdom of God, you don't have to vote, in the kingdom of God, and you don't have an opinion in the kingdom of God. So we're not talking about you giving your opinion as to what you think. Once it's in the Word of God, and God speaks it as a command, he doesn't need your opinion of it. Come on now. This is very important because what is happened is there's something been drifting in the Church, and it's been coming from the world.
See the world is pretty much without God. I better start right there. Let's put it up there. Let's put up the Ephesians chapter 2 please. Look what he says in verse 11: "Wherefore remember, that ye being in time passed Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh, made by hands that at that time you are without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise. Having no hope and without God in the world".
Now, notice what he's saying. That at that time, you were aliens, he said, from the commonwealth of Israel. Commonwealth. Commune wealth. Common wealth. That in the kingdom, it's a commonwealth. It's wealth put up that are available for people who are in that kingdom. Are y'all with me here? So put that scripture back up again. He said, "And, strangers from the covenants for promise". Now, this covenants of promise, the promises that God made to Abraham, they were strangers. When we were Gentiles, before we knew God, we were strangers from those covenants. We didn't know God, so when you don't know God, how are you going to take advantage of the things of God? And God's got a lot of things.
Now, let's start at the beginning. Let me just see what happened here. So here is Jesus. How did all this start? Where did it start? Let's go back to the beginning, let's go back to Genesis chapter one again. Now over in Genesis 1:26, he said, "And God said, let us make man in our image after our likeness and let them have dominion over", what? The fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle, and over what else? Over all the earth. So man was designed to dominate or govern this earth, the whole heart. And then he said over in verse 28, he said, "And God blessed them and said unto them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over fish of the sea, over fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth'".
So, now God give man this dominion. Now, after that, God takes this man, and he makes him like himself. In other words, he made him in his own image and likeness. So, image means exact duplicate of kind. Say that. Exact duplicate of kind. So God made you just like him. Okay? Now, in chapter two, God gives Adam something to do. Look what he says in chapter two and verse 19. He says this, "And out of the ground, the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every foul of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would name them, call them. And whatsoever name Adam called them, every living creature, that was the name thereof".
So whatever he called them, that was it. Now where did he get the names from? Where did he get the names from? Come on, help me. He got them from God. Because he and God were not two, how many were there? They were just one. So he's downloading from God. As he needs it, he just downloads it from God. All right, now, here is this same man, and now, this picture of this man, Lord have mercy, this man has got now insight. He's got knowledge of something, but without God, he lacks that connection so he doesn't have insight to things because whatever he names them, God said, "That's right, that's just right. Name the next. That's just right".
So he didn't have this trial and error if you will. He just named them. He just spoke it and that was the name thereof. But once man got separated from God, he was in trouble. So this man would name things and do things right. He'd do them right. And the Bible says, Mathew 6:33, this is Jesus teaching, "Seek ye first", what? "The kingdom of God and his righteousness", and what'll happen? All these what? Things will be added unto you. Now, because of Adam's sin... The devil came to Eve and tempted Eve. This is in Genesis chapter three. Came to Eve and tempted Eve and once he tempted Eve, he told Eve that you are lacking something. He said, "God knows the day you eat of this tree, you'll be like God".
Question, was she like God already? Absolutely. She was an exact duplicate of kind. So the enemy's job is to come to you and tell you, you missing something. But the thing of it is, you're not missing it, it's just not manifested yet. So what does she do? She ate of it thinking that she was missing something, thought she was gonna help out the household, and then, he ate and then the whole earth fell. Now the whole earth fell, now they don't even know God. Now, Jesus came to restore that. Jesus came to put them back in a relationship with God so that God, there and God again could be one.
Now, I was reading somewhere in the book of encyclopedia, and it was talking about Doctor George Washington Carver. How many of you have ever heard of him before? He was a scientist, he was at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute at that time, and he was also an agriculturalist or whatever they call it, and he also was an inventor. So he said, he'd go into his laboratory, which he called God's little workshop, and he'd close the door. He said once he closed that door, God would begin to talk to him, and he would begin to show him things like how to take the peanut apart and put it back together. But here's an expression he used, "I never have to grope for answers".
Now I had to look up the word grope, G-R-O-P-E. And the word grope means to search by feeling in the dark. To search by feeling in the dark. So now, there was no groping. He didn't have to search by feeling in the dark. You know yourself, you turn all the lights out in here and it gets pitch black, I mean you can't see anything, there's no light coming from anywhere. Now you are asked to go from here to there and back to the door or whatever. Now you gotta feel your way because you're groping. He didn't have to grope. The answer, he just knew it. Come on, he just knew it.
Now watch this scripture. Look at Ephesians then and Ephesians and chapter one, and look at verse 17 and 18 in the Amplified translation. "For always, I always pray to God, of our Lord Jesus Christ that Father of glory, the Father of glory, that he may grant to you Spirit of wisdom and revelation of insight into mysteries and secrets in the deep and intimate knowledge of him". Watch, "and having the eyes of your heart flooded with" what? "Eyes of your heart flooded with" what? "So that you can" what? "Know and understand and hope the hope to which he has called you".
Now, he is saying that you are not, once you come into the kingdom, you don't have to have trial and error any longer. You don't have to grope in the dark any longer. Because once you come into the kingdom, God reveals to you. Lord have mercy. You don't have to grope in the dark, you can come over to the light. Now, I'm saying that because you may have a problem that you need to fix. For example, go over the John chapter six please. He says, in verse five, let's just start there. "And Jesus then lifts up his eyes and he saw a great company come to him, and he said to Phillip, 'Where can we buy bread that these may eat?' And he said this to prove him, for he himself", what? "Knew what he would do".
So isn't it interesting that when Jesus had a concern, a problem, or whatever had you, he just knew what he would do. That he didn't have to grope for answers. That the answer is right there with the problem. Lord have mercy. Now, I'm saying this because what we've done is we've had dark knowledge. In other words, Lord have mercy, I'm gonna preach now. He said, seek ye first what? The kingdom of God and his what? Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. See it was never meant for you to run after money. It was meant for money to run after you.
Now, the reason why it's not is because of righteousness. See, righteousness means right standing with God. See, it can't operate unless it's right. So, let's say a car. Here's a car, years ago, old T model, didn't even have anything in it. I mean, they didn't' have electric windows, so you had to wind that rascal up yourself. Pretty soon electric windows came. But cars then went from kerosene to gasoline. Then they went to low lead. Then they went on and now they're introducing electric cars. And pretty soon, they're gonna probably introduce cars that run on water. And then, they gonna go onto cars that run on air. Why? Because they're being made right.
See right is how God intended for it to be. That's what righteousness... take the is-ness off of it, and just say right. It's not right, you are right standing with God, you are right. Now, what I'm saying is this. Is that when you have a financial problem, are you doing what's right? See if you're borrowing money, if you're going out begging, if you're going out... He's saying this is not right. He's saying, I got a way to take care of your need in the kingdom without you having to go and work two jobs because that's not right. Are y'all with me here?
Now I want you to see this because this is a principle that I'm trying to get over to you that is very, very key because I'm teaching you basically how to live in this new economy. Because once you get born again, now you're placed over here and your called the righteousness of God. Now what we gotta do is get your mind over here because the mind has to be retrained because it's still over here trying to operate like this. So, when I tell you something and I say, "Hey, you're gonna have your mortgage paid off by December 31st". You say, "Wait a minute, that's a 30 year mortgage". That was a 30 year mortgage over here, but over here, in the commonwealth, in the commonwealth, you can get it paid off right now.
See, you gotta understand when they had a issue of a debt back in 2 Kings chapter 4, she cried to the man of God. She said, "Wait a minute, they're about to take my kid's here, and they're about to do something with them". She said, "What do I do"? He said, "What do you got in your house"? Now, notice what he's gonna do. He's about to get her to pay off a debt that her husband didn't pay off and left them in debt and he died, and she's about to pay off that debt and you know the creditor is right at the door because he's about to take the kids. But she got that debt... I don't know how much it was, but it doesn't make any difference how much it is. The only thing you need to do is find out what's right.
See once you find out what's right and you believe the Word of God and what's right, you can solve any financial problem over night. 24 hours. It doesn't make any difference. Not this is very important because the church has been going along and kind of thinking like the world, and the reason we have is because we were trained in it. But I'm saying thank God for that, for you getting some things and so forth, but he never intended for you to get it that way. He intended for you to do what's right. And what's right is he's got all the goods that you need. He's got every... Come on now. He's got every...
Folks, let me tell you. When you stopped living off of a paycheck system, everything changes. Everything changes, see. You gotta have guts enough though to know, wait a minute, that job is not my source. That company is not my source and once you do that, God speaks to you in a different way. Because what you gotta do is understand that he has already worked it out. He has already done it. Look what he says in Hebrews and chapter four and verse nine, please. In Hebrews chapter four and verse nine. "There remaineth therefor a rest to the people of God". Say rest. Say rest three times.
He says, and next, he said, "And he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own", what? "Works, as God did from his". Next verse please. "So let us labor therefor to enter", where? "Into that rest. Lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief". Who was that? The people in the wilderness. They didn't believe God's Word. Look what it says, let me show an example of that rest. Look at Jesus. Let's go to Luke chapter five please. Over in Luke chapter five, here is Peter and he's fishing. He's a fisherman by trade. So he's fishing. And look what he said in verse one. He said, "And it came to pass that as the people pressed upon him to hear the Word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret", talking about Jesus.
Now, he came to show you how to get that need met without another job. "And, he saw two ships standing by the lake. But the fishermen were gone out of them, and they were washing their nets". Watch this. "And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and he prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And, he sat down and taught the people out of the ship". Now, he's giving them the Word. Say Word. He's giving them the Word, now the Word is a key to the supernatural, he's giving them the Word, and now, when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down you nets for a", what? "Drought. And when Simon answered and said to him, 'Master, we have,'" what? "'Toiled all night.'"
Now what system is he working in with the toil? Is he working in the world system or in the kingdom system? There is no toil in the kingdom system. See, he doesn't want you to grope, he doesn't want you... You were never meant to age this fast. Toil is designed to make you age. When you're worried about stuff, it'll put wrinkles on your face. You'd be surprised, half of the blood pressure in America, the high blood pressure will leave when the provisions get there. If people had more than enough provision, all the high blood pressure, all the sugar, all that mess, that stuff will clear up like I don't know what. Why? Because they're anxious about nothing anymore.
I'm gonna preach this thing, you gonna get this. See, we've been over here working too hard. I'm not saying don't work, but you work on another level. You see, think about it. She was talking about this baby. Now what happened with this baby? She said, they would go over and say scriptures. Say scriptures at home, say scriptures. I've got the write up from her. She said, there's a scripture in every room they had. What were they doing? Letting the Word do the work. See, they were letting the Word do the work. You can let the Word do the work in your house. Come on, you need a job? Let the Word do the work. He is saying you are in the Sabbath. In the Sabbath, you rest, in the Sabbath, I do the work. Jesus said, "It's not me, I'm the Word, but it's my father in me, he gonna do the work".
Now, you can't work and say you gonna rest and work and be anxious. Glory to God, let me get this right. You gotta know that whatever situation you got, God has a way out of it. But you can't get the way in fear. Fear attaches you to death, and the law of sin and death works from Satan. The Spirit of life of Christ Jesus connects you with Jesus. So here's Peter. So put it back up there again. So he jumps out. "and Peter answered and said, 'Master, we have toiled all night and taken nothing. Nevertheless, at thy word, I'm gonna let down the net.' And when he had done this, he enclosed a great multitude of fishes, and the net brake".
Question, what time of day was it? In the middle of the day. Now normally, you don't fish that time in the middle of the day, it doesn't make any difference. When you got the Word at work, you can do it any time. He'll prosper you anytime, he'll pay your debt any time. He don't care whether there's an economy, if drought is on, he doesn't care what is, he'll take it and pay it off. Now, what I told people I said, "Well, why don't you declare that your car will be paid off by December 31st". That's what I told people. "Well, I don't know about that, Pastor, I don't know". I said, "You don't know about anything. You're coming from a system over there that you've been programed that you gonna take four and five years to pay this car off. I'm just telling you, change system. You're over here, now call things that be not, Lord have mercy".
The supernatural is easier than the natural. All you gotta do, get the Word, get the Word of God and start singing. Just get it and start singing. If you got a situation, get the Word on and start singing, and watch something start happening in the Spirit. Listen to what God said. Now you've been made just like God, am I right about it? Light be. 16 billion miles of universe in 24 hours, and he made you like him. I worked it folks, I said, I command this in the name of Jesus, all them notes and so forth, I put them on the table and spoke to them. I said, "If Jesus can speak to a storm, I can speak to a storm of debts that I got right there. I command".
See, a lot of times, we don't want to come out of this comfort zone. You gotta let that go. God is ready to do something big for you. He made you to dominate the earth, not to be dominated. Say amen. I don't have anything against you paying the debt, you can pay them as long as you want. I'm telling you there's another way you can live. And I'm gonna teach you that way to live, and before I'm finished with you, you're gonna be convinced of it, that I'm gonna live that way. Say amen to that. Folks, it's nothing like buying cash. Something happens to you when you can buy cash. Say amen. And people think they can just buy a vacuum cleaner, I ain't talking about no vacuum cleaner. I'm talking a vacuum cleaner company. I'm talking about, come on, I'm talking about big stuff. Why? Because we're the commonwealth. The money's appropriated for everything. See you're representing God, but you're not representing God of the wealth, you're representing God with the wealth.