Bill Winston — Think, Speak, Manifest
Well, did you know that God chose you? You didn't choose Him. You've heard people say, "You know what? I've found the Lord". He wasn't lost. We were lost. He found us. I don't care what you been through. You might have had a lot of things going on in your background. Some people may have been in jail or even be married five times, but you know what? That didn't change God's mind about you. He knows your potential. He put something in you. You couldn't have come into this world, I don't care who your parents are. You couldn't have come into this world without him giving you life so he's got a plan for you. You are special. You have been chosen for such a time as this. Today's message going to really minister you. Get your Bibles ready. It's called Living on Top of the World.
Thinking is where it starts. Not speaking. Let's look at Proverbs chapter 30. In Proverbs chapter 30 he says, "If thou has done foolishly in lifting up thyself or if thou has thought evil, lay your hand," where? On your mouth. Notice Satan is after your thoughts, but so is God. See? He Notice Satan is after your thoughts, but so is God. See? He knows where the deal is. It's in your thinking. What you think on continuously you become because it's going to come out of your mouth. I gotta watch my thoughts and things all around you are vying for your thoughts. They're trying to make you think that you can't make it, you won't make it, you need this, you need that.
When Satan came to Eve, he came after her thoughts. It's called the power of suggestion. Satan uses sorcery to pump it. You gotta evaluate a thought once you think it because if it's not lining up with the Word, you do something with it. You cast it out. You can seal your mind. You can say in the name of Jesus I take the blood and I seal the door of my mind from that thought ever coming back again and that thought can get... Folks, thoughts are things. That enemy will come with a thought and suggestion. Tell you you don't have this, you don't... Notice what he told Eve. He told Eve that God was holding something back and that wasn't even true. What God had done is hidden what all he was going to do with her in her. Through her own obedience it would be exposed.
You're not missing nothing. When you got made, God had you on the workbench, come on, and everything that you gonna do and be he put in you. All the potential is right in there and as you obey him you going to work it out. Are you following this? It's all your thinking. People are not poor because they have no money or can't find a good paying job or whatever. They're poor because of the way they think. Are you following what I'm saying. Y'all stay with me now.
Jabez. 1 Chronicles chapter four. Jabez. Jabez found out that his problem was not money. He didn't ask God for money. He asked God to enlarge his territory, his ability to receive how God sees him. Fix how God seems me and I can receive what God has for me because your image got a whole lot to do with what you can do for God. We have been taught that a Rolls Royce is more valuable than we are or some kind of expensive car or expensive house or something. See, but when you get to heaven, you going to have a mansion. When you get to heaven, you going to walk on streets of Gold. When you get to heaven you going to go through gates of Pearl. See God's trying to show you bring heaven to earth. I want you to know how valuable you are before you even get there. I got work for you to do and you need an esteem to do it. Boy, that's good preaching right there. Thinking. I gotta get my thinking right because if I get my thinking right, I can get my speaking right and the spirit of a person, its job is to think and speak.
Jesus said it. He said my words, they are spirit and they are life. That's found in John 6:63. There are spirit in their life. Spiritual things control natural things. Are you with me? God made you royalty. He made you to speak and when you speak things, you should expect something to come to pass. The thinking is the thing. He said in Proverbs 23 and seven, "As a man," what? "Thinketh in his heart so is it". Think. That thinking there is continuum. What you dwell on, what you think and stay with in your thought life so is he. He becomes or he ends up in that place. Do you realize that your thoughts are so powerful til they draw stuff to you?
Philippians 4:8 says, "Manage your mind". He says, "Listen, here's what I want you to think on". He said, "Think on whatsoever things are" True. Look at Hebrews chapter 2 verse 14. "For as much, then, as the children partaketh of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part in the same". Talking about Jesus. "That through death he might destroy him that had the"... Had, had, had pastor. "The power of death, that is the Devil". Watch this. "And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to," what? Bondage.
Satan has no longer power over a believer. None. He had power before Jesus came but once Jesus came, he said, "All power is given to me, both in heaven and in earth. Now, I'm going to delegate it to you. Now you go". That's why the church is so powerful, man. He said, "Resist the devil and he"- CONGREGATION: Will flee. And he will flee. He might flee. No. Who said that? God said it. God said, "You resist him and he will flee". I gotta resist sickness, I gotta resist the temptation to say something mean. I gotta resist. He said, "Submit yourself therefore to God. Resist the devil".
I can't get the devil to resist if I'm holding you in unforgiveness. It doesn't work, see. Then when it doesn't work, all of a sudden stuff don't work so forth. What? We neutralize the church and then open the door to anything. That is not true folks. We supposed to be so far above where the world is operating until it's laughable. We supposed to have millionaires and billionaires in churches. Do you hear what I'm saying? And without apologizing for it. We supposed to be living voluptuously. Look at Matthew again. Matthew chapter 12. "Generation of vipers, how can you being evil speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks". Watch this next one. "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart, brings forth" what? "Good things". Alright, put it up there in the Amplified. "You offspring of vipers. How can you speak good things when you are evil, wicked? For out of the fullness, the overflow, the superabundance of the heart, your mouth is going to speak". Keep going. "A good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things". Put it up there the NIV". A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him".
Everything of yours comes from your inside. Jesus totally went around the world's system. He was producing everything from the kingdom. See, we been trying to do better still in a cursed system. You're in another system. You're in the kingdom system. Say amen to that. I'm saying you got something in you that you can speak the Word only and change your environments, change your finances, change... It comes from a mind that has been renewed. It comes from a belief system that once you believe it and speak it, that thing is going to come to pass. You can stand back and watch it because that is a law and that's going to come to pass. Now, it's got to line up with God's Word, but his Word says wealth and riches shall be in your house. His Word shall says he going to increase you more and more. You and your children. Come on. His Word says that even the heavens of the Lord, but the earth has he given to you the children of men. His Word says it's been freely given to you. His Word says by his stripes you are healed. His Word says I want to know what the truth is because whatever's the truth, I'm going to believe that.
If Satan is coming at me with another thought, I'm casting that thing down. As fast as you turn on this TV, they talking about everything. You've got eye trouble, head trouble, brain trouble, nerve trouble. So forth and so on and you're depressed and take some of these until you're dead. What you need to do is say, "Wait a minute. I got the Word of God and it is medicine to all my flesh".
Proverbs chapter 4, 20 and 22. It's medicine. I'm going to take me some medicine today. I'm going to get this book and I'm going to open it up and I'm going to take some medicine before I go to bed and then when I get up in the morning, I'm going to take some more because I know I can't overdose on this. I'm going to take some more tomorrow night. I'm going to take some more and pretty soon, the first thing that's going to change is your soul. Your soul is going to get right with God and when it does, that power will go through from your spirit, through your soul and hit your body and... praise God. That's what I wanted. Right there. If it will do it for your body, it'll do it for your community because it's the same power. It's called the blessing.
I'm talking about people who don't have anything. You've been rejected. You've been married five times. I'm going to just lump them all up because people don't think God can fix cases that are that bad but I got news for you. God is still God. He can fix the worst situation up in here. Whatever your problem is, God can fix it. I know it might be people that are doubting, hopefully you can catch hold of this thing because we have taken ourselves and we have put ourselves on the same level as the people in the world. They can borrow money, they can sit up in the doctor's office, they can go down. I want it so that we are the doctor. I want it so that we are the banker. We're supposed to be the lender, not the borrower.
I'm here to take you over to do that. We going over. Not under. Over. Now, when you think, think out of the box. Don't think in the box because that's where you been thinking and that's what's kept you where you are, but think out of the box. Think future. Are you with me? Then think it and what you meditate on or your most dominant thoughts is going to take you to where you're thinking because you're made that way. Are you with me here?
Here's David. David is 17 years old, but he's got the right thinking. He saw himself really like God saw him. David comes to the front line. He said, "Hey. What's that"? They say, "Get back and keep those sheep". Well, he said, "Wait a minute now. I slayed a lion. I slayed a bear. You got this guy giving you problems"? He gets eventually to the front line. Now, this is what he said. Now, watch this. Think out of the box. Stop thinking that this is what you're going to be. At least say, "Okay by this time next year, I'm going to double my salary". Think out of the box. Go somewhere that you're not. Go somewhere. It starts with your thinking. Receive God's thinking.
He said, "This day," watch this. Told Goliath. Now Goliath had just cursed him. Now he's got to answer that curse. He said, "This day will the Lord deliver you into my hands". Watch this. Watch this. I'm going to take your head off. Now, he didn't have to say all of that. Seems to me the young man is getting a little bit beyond what is necessary to tell this guy, but he's telling this guy how he's going to execute him. He said, "I'm going to first take your head off. Then I'm going to feed you, move over Goliath, and that army behind you". Watch this, "To the buzzards". He said fouls of the air, but buzzards. "I'm going to feed them all to the buzzards. The whole army". One 17 year old is going to feed an army to the buzzards today.
Now, you tell me how in the world is that going to happen? Well it won't happen if he don't think it. I'm telling you God's got so far for you to go if you'll just let him think through you. He said, "Your thoughts have not been my thoughts. Your ways have not been my ways". From this day, we gonna open up and we gonna allow God to think through our minds. We gonna love, we gonna receive what he says about us. Watch this. How far we can go, what we can have, what we can do, what we own, what we... Come on. Just receive it by faith and then think on them things. Just think on it, think on it, think on it, think on it and watch pretty soon, you going to speak on it, speak on it, and the next thing you know manifestation, manifestation.
Now, look at Psalm 27 and look at verse 13. "I had fainted and lest I believe I had believed to see the" what? "The goodness of the Lord in the land of the living". He is saying here that unless I saw somebody who this stuff is working for, they told me I need to go to Heaven before I can get this, but I got a feeling I can get it right now. Unless I can see somebody who can prove to me that this is so, I would have fainted and just gone by the wayside. I'm telling you folks. The world is waiting on somebody that God can use and they can say, "Jesus is Lord. God is good and his mercy endures forever". Man. Until God shows you. Watch this, you didn't choose him. He Man. Until God shows you. Watch this, you didn't choose him. He saw you before you hit your mama's womb. Watch this, and he said, "Pick that one".
Between the time he picked you and the time you came into the kingdom, you went through H-E double hockey sticks. You been married 10 times. I'm talking about all kinds of mess that happened, but it didn't change God's mind. Not one iota. Oh, Lord. You don't know. He been in jail. That don't make no difference. He did this, he did that. I'm telling you, when God chooses you, he don't change his mind about it. He knows what he put in you and God's going to get it out. You are special. Been chosen for such a time as this.
Well, I trust that you were blessed by this powerful message. Here are a couple of points you want to remember. One, in Proverbs chapter 23 and verse seven, he says this. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," or what you continue to think on you become or you can say it like this. What you dwell on in your thought life is the place you're going to end up. If you don't want to go there, don't think it. Think on things that are true and honest and just. God, tells us to do that, why? Because he wants us to end up in a good place. Now, number two.
In 1 Chronicles chapter four verse 10, we find a prayer called the Prayer of Jabez. It's something that this one Jabez prayed. He had been named Jabez as a baby and Jabez mean pain. How would you like to be every time somebody call you, "Hey pain, come here". Jabez knew he had to change his destiny because a lot of times, the things that we call ourselves is where we end up. Jabez then began to petition God and that God would enlarge his coast. As a matter of fact he prayed a prayer. Here's what he said. He said, "Oh, that thou would bless me indeed and enlarge my coast that thy hand might be with me and that thou would keep me from evil". I say that prayer at least once a week. This is interesting. God granted him his request and where maybe that he had a destiny that was limited, now everything opened up. Jabez became very big. In other words, he was able to receive the big things God had for him.
Well, I want to challenge you. If you want to increase your life and you've seen that, think that you have been limited, somehow things have not worked out like they should. I challenge you. As a matter of fact, I dare you, double dog dare you. Praise God. That's what they used to say when I was a kid. I double dog dare you, to just for 30 days pray the prayer of Jabez. Once a day for 30 days. Guarantee you're going to see increase take place in your life. Well, I'm not ... Do it. Just do it and then write me and tell me what happened because guaranteed some things are going to start taking place in your life, by the power of the Holy Spirit. It's going to bring some changes in to your life that are going to be good. All you have to do is do it. I challenge you to do that. Write me and tell me what happened. Well, this is all we have for today.