Bill Winston - No More Toil
Hello. I'm Bill Winston. Welcome to another program. The program that you're watching is called the Believers Walk of Faith where we walk by faith and not by sight. Oh, do we have an exciting teaching for you today. It's called No More Toil, No More Toil. Now, in Proverbs Chapter Ten Verse 22, it says this, "The blessing of the Lord it maketh rich, and he addith no sorrow with it". Now, that word sorrow there translates toil, or heavy labor, hard labor, sweat and so forth. Now, remember where that came from. It came from the curse. When Adam disobeyed God, he got put out of the Garden, and now he's toiling in life. You've been redeemed from the curse if you're a believer. Praise the Lord. Now we've got to live like it. We've got to come into this place where there's no more toil, no more struggle and all this in our lives. Get your Bibles and pencils and papers ready. Get ready to take some good notes now. Let's go into it. It's called No More Toil.
God has done everything about your prosperity he's ever going to do. He has already provided, already stored it up for you, already put it away for you, already made it, but it's in another realm. So, now what we've got to do is learn how to operate in a way that we can bring our inheritance down out of that realm and not have to hard labor, toil, sweat, hope that it comes, get anxious, fearful, fussing at the kids every night and so forth. We can live with joy. Lord, have mercy, Jesus. Now, so to be blessed, which includes tremendous wealth by the way, and that's why I said the church should be loaded with millionaires.
See, many times what we do is we look at other folk to determine where we should be, and look what others have done. Well, they aint done nothing. That's why the church is still struggling. You've got to look to the Bible. You've got to look to Him, look to the rock with your head out. Praise God. Now, it's a different way of operating. Seek ye first the what? Kingdom of God. Seek God's way of doing things. So, now the first thing I'm going to do I need something, then I'm going to have to go to the Holy Ghost. Why? Because he's a teacher. He's a teacher in this new kingdom.
So, now I go to him and my wife and I had looked at houses, and then we go to him and we come back and the Holy Ghost spoke to me. He said, "Ask your wife which one does she like"? I said, "Baby, Spirit of God asked me to ask you which one house do you like"? She said, "No, you mean which one can we afford"? I said, "He didn't tell me to ask you that. He told me to you ask you which one do we like? Now, I understand which one can we afford, we still talking about taking our job now". Now, understand, because it's the way we've been trained, and we're taking how much we get paid. We go and sit down before somebody, mortgage brokers, whoever it is, and they kind of size us up, how much you can pay and so forth and say, "Come on now", and make you qualify. Okay? Now, we're not in that system anymore.
Now, you stay with me and hear what I'm saying now before you go off. So, what happened? I said, "No, he said which one do you like"? She said, "Well, I like that big white one on the hill with that circular driveway". I said, "Well, let's get out and pray". "Why"? "Because every step of the way I've got to ask the Holy Ghost". I don't know what to do, but I know this, no more toil. No more toil. So, I get down and we begin to pray. God said, "Get up and get your wife and go over there and point at that house". I said, "Baby, God is telling us to get up and go over there and point at the house".
Now listen, your situation may not be like that, but mine was like this. Got it? Because I'm operating out of another kingdom, and it's got new rules to it and it's not like this toil-based system that Satan has constructed. All right? So, what happened? We got up, went over there, and pointed at that house. "House, in the name of Jesus, we command you, sell to us". Got it? All right. Went on back home. Series of event happened, I'm telling you, one miracle to another miracle, so forth. Boom, ended up in the house. Now, I want to say something about that. First, somebody say, "Pointing at a house? That's foolish". See, there you go.
See, you have taken what has been programmed in you a sick system, and you have tried to evaluate whether that is the right thing to do. That is coming from God, so he told me what to do, to point at it. Now, that will drop some of you all off right there, because you've got too much sense. You got what I'm saying? Now you hear what I'm saying? You and I are the harvesting generation. We're going to have to get some wealth to take that gospel into places that it's never been taken into before, because in those places, those people are not going to want to hear no more religion. They're going to want to see some evidence of the God that you serve. So, what happened now is that.
Now, I want to give you what happened. One of the Joseph School instructors came back from Haiti. We're planning on putting a Joseph School in Haiti, because watch this, we're planning on putting an end to poverty in that nation. So, what happened is they said they got over and Bishop June, who is a guy over there, wonderful man, He's come here and spoken before. He's done great work in Haiti. He's got a big compound like thing and just has the school kids, and so forth, and so on. I mean, it's just wonderful what he's done. Apparently he told them, "I was in jail for four days". She said, "You were in jail"? He said, "Yes. I was in jail". She said, "Well, what happened"?
Now, I know he's a man of integrity. He's straight and all that. I wanted to know, I said, "Well, what happened to him"? She said, "There's a tree that's central in Haiti, in Port-au-Prince or wherever, and that tree is a voodoo tree". I think I've seen it. It's all twisted up and everything, but the voodoo doctors, witch doctors use that tree to chant, and do their things, and send out curses. He came, spoke to it, cursed it, and it dried up and fell on the ground. The police came and arrested him and put him in jail. When they found out he didn't chop it down, he didn't touch the tree, they had to let him out. So, he was in jail for four days.
Now, if he can speak to a tree and it obey him, why can't you speak to that house? Why can't you speak to your debt? Why can't you speak to cancer? Because you don't believe it. It's time for us to believe the Word of God. That's what it is, saints of God. We're coming here. We're hearing the Gospel. We're hearing it over and over and over. Hey, when are we going to believe? Man, that's good stuff when you can speak to a voodoo tree and that thing obey you. Anything Satan's got is supposed to obey you. You're in this world, and the kingdom is in you and it rules over everything. Money coming to me frequently and easily. Aint no more toil.
No, we've got too much education. We've got too much programming. We've got too much trying to please Lucy, and Cousin Elroy, and Pookie and them and they aint going no where. You need to drop them off at the train station and head on downtown. I don't care if they see you do it. So what? Lord, don't make me preach up in this place up in here. There are no financial impossibilities in the body of Christ. There are no financial impossibilities in the body of Christ. What's possible for you is not defined by what somebody else has done. What's possible for you is defined by the Word of God and the Holy Ghost. If He tells you to get up in the middle of the night and go point at it, you get up in the middle of the night and go point at it. The devil is a liar. Your days for working for a paycheck are over. Say Amen to this.
Now, Jesus starts teaching about the church, and the church is, first of all he talks about in Matthew 13, is designed not to be detached from society. We're to be lights to the world. We're to go into the world, watch this, take over the world, and bring heaven to earth for the world. Now, what does he do? Jesus is teaching how to fix a need without toil and hard labor. He's teaching them how to do it. He started over there where they had... John Chapter six, can you go over there real quick, please? In chapter six, this is Jesus operating in this no more toil, the blessing of the Lord maketh rich. It maketh rich in that reality. God put in his heart to feed the multitude, in his heart, but they were in a place where that request was either going to be hard to meet or they couldn't fulfill it with what they had.
So now, verse six, "For he Himself knew what He would do". Can't you see what I'm saying? When we got down on our knees to pray, all of a sudden I knew what to do. It's the same thing. It's the Holy Ghost instructing Him moment by moment. Glory to God! This is given me by the Holy Ghost, man. "Then Philip answered him, 'Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them that everyone would take a little'". Two hundred pennyworth? Eight month's labor. So he already went to that labor-based system of thinking and said, "We can't do it with what we've got". "One of his disciples answered, Simon Peter's brother, said, 'There's a lad here". Now, what he has? "He's got five barley loaves and two small fishes. But what is that among so many"?
All of a sudden his natural mind overrode the Spirit of God. "Jesus said, 'Make the men sit down". Now, what do I want to do? I want to get it so that you trust more in the new system than you do in this raggedy, fallen down, failing, earth-based, labor-based, slow system of Satan! This system is not of God! I'm trying to unhook you from that and have you distrust that all the way and put all your eggs in this basket over here. You will trust giving and receiving more than you'll trust working for that job and waiting on a paycheck, because that company may go out of business tomorrow! But the kingdom rules! It will be here when everything is gone!
Verse 10, "And Jesus said, 'Make the men sit down. There was much grass in the place so the men sat down, in number about 5,000". I could go through that. "But Jesus took the loaves when he had given thanks, distributed it to the disciples, the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fish as much as they would. When they were all filled, He said", Do what to the rest? Underline the word "gather", come on. Underline the word "gather". Where did you see that same word in the wilderness? Come on. In the wilderness, every day they went out and did what? Gathered. You under a new principle now. Once you sow, it's coming back, and all you gonna have to do, come on, is gather it.
Now, let's go and look at the perfect picture of prosperity. Let's go back to Genesis 39, please. God knows that you have needs. Watch this, not only do you have needs, but you have needs right now. So what is good for you to do? Get in this Bible and find out every person operating under this new kingdom system that had a need right now. I can give you some scripture.
1 Kings 17, the woman had a family, but she was on her last meal. The man of God said, "Sow it". She sowed it, and guess what? Before dinner time, more meal, more oil was there. She had a meal, she kept giving the man of God, she kept getting food, and she got every need met until the rains came.
How about this 2 Kings 4? She had a need. I'm not talking about a need that could be satisfied next month. I'm talking about a need right now. Those creditors were coming to take her children because she was so deep in debt she couldn't pay attention, and her husband had died. That means she had no other way to make a living, to make any extra money. She didn't know what to do, so she went to the man of God. The man of God asked her a question, "What do you got in your house"? Let me say it in my terms. What do you got that has some value to it? See, it may not be money but it's something else that means something to you. He said, "Take it and close the door. Get some vessels and begin to pour it". She did, got all the vessels full, and went and sold the oil, paid the debt and lived good. High on the hog, if I say.
How about John 2? Here was some people that had a wedding ceremony. Jesus came. The mother of Jesus said, "Hey, they done ran out of wine". He coulda said, "They've been drinking for a week, they oughta go home to their families". He didn't say that. He said, "What is that to me, woman? My time has not come". She didn't even put any value on what He said. She just turned to the disciples and people and said to them, "Whatever He says to you, only thing you got to do is do it".
So what happened? He said, "Fill the water pots up with water". They filled them up with water. He said, "Now take the dip in there and take it to the governor of the feast". He tasted that wine, he said, "Ooh! Man, this some good stuff! Most people put out the bad stuff first, and then"... No, what is it? "The good stuff first, and then get the", y'all know what it is, "And get the bad stuff. But you've saved the best till last".
I'm telling, he was talking about you. He's saying you are the best, and you are the last and you're going to operate in a system that's going to make the best schools in the world seem like... You watch and see. How about the woman who only had two mites? Folks, that two mites was going to buy that baby's milk and pay that utility bill, but what does she do with it? She switched systems. She switched systems. What do you think God did? See, He's not going to let you down because His system never fails. Are y'all following what I'm saying here?
Now look at this last place, Genesis 39:1, "And Joseph was brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelite, which had brought him down thither". The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man. He was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. His master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. Joseph found grace, that's an anointing of favor, in his sight. He served him and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put under Joseph's hand now.
And it came to pass, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and of all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house and in the field. And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand. And he knew not aught he had, save the bread that he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person and well favored. Perfect picture of prosperity. Why do you say that Winston? Potiphar. Potiphar got to the place that he didn't even know what was coming in. All that the anointed one took care of. What Potiphar's job was to do? Was focus completely on his assignment. He didn't have to worry about provisions. He never intended for you to be concerned one moment about provision. That's a perfect picture of prosperity.
See, when we are preoccupied with provisions, the assignment gets vague. Watch this. Gifts and talents that God has for you, never come to the surface. Why? Too busy working a job. But things are changing. This is a new day now. Potiphar didn't even have to be concerned with it. Only thing he knew is he was called to the table. Dinner bell. Ding, ding, ding. Time for dinner. And everything was laid out. That's what God plans for you. All you have to do is sow a seed and it grows right away. No more anxiety, no more worry, you can be full of joy from now on.
So, we are talking about Kings and Priests. Now, also, we're in this area we called "manifesting abundance", but we're transitioning into this last area called "no more toil". No more toil. Your days of toiling are over, glory to God. So, now, let's go to Proverbs Chapter 10, please. Let me know when you get there by saying, "Praise the Lord". Look at verse 22, "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich. And he addeth no sorrow with it". Now, that sorrow there, we could translate that sorrow, "painful toil". "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich. And he addeth no painful toil".
Let me read it out of another translation, Jerusalem translation, I just want to get it into your thinking. "The blessing of Yahweh is what brings riches. To this hard toil has nothing to add". Here's another translation out of the New American Bible. "It is the Lord's blessings that brings wealth, and no effort can substitute for it". So, no more toil. So, what I said here is I was talking about your job versus your prosperity, and I said these two, when Jesus came to redeem you, he separated these two. He made it so that you don't have to look to the job for your prosperity. In other words, your success, you can have success in life and it does not depend on what occupation you have. You follow what I'm saying.
Some people think because I have a certain occupation, I make so much money, I'm successful and so forth. Whoa, whoa, whoa. We're redefining some things here. And so now, what I wanted to do first was, talk about this old system for just a minute, because in the old system, the job was the source of your provision. In other words, you had to go to a job, work a job, and pretty much the job was related to provision. But in the new system, we're talking about breaking that connection and having it so that you're connected to another system called the Kingdom of God, and in that system, we're not functioning under a labor-based operation or mentality. That, now, we're going into a place where all the things that I want and I need are already set aside for me, and that my job has nothing to do with my prosperity.
And so, I want to put something around there, because I don't want you to think, "Well, I'm not supposed to work". No, no, no. God worked. Jesus worked. You know you gonna work. So, don't say that, that's not my point, see. If you sit up here and let something talk to your mind and tell you that, then that's wrong. Because what you're working for now, but you're working in a area now where you're working out a potential that has been stored in you and placed in you by Almighty God. When He created you and you were His workmanship, He dropped potential in you. He put a gift in you. And I showed you where a gift, well, look at it over here, look at Proverbs Chapter 17, please. Look at verse 8, "A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it. Wheresoever it turneth, it prospereth".
So, what is he saying here? He is saying that God gives you gifts, but he hides those gifts. He put those gifts inside of you. It's like the glory of God, it's hidden. And so what happens is, as you work this gift, as you work the gift, you work out your potential. In other words, you expose what's hidden. And God hides, inside of an acorn is the whole tree. But notice, to get it to be revealed, you gotta put it in the proper environment. Water it and sunlight and so forth, and then it grows, and it grows to this huge tree. Well, the same thing about you, that there is something in you that's much bigger than that on the outside of you. And it's inside of you right now.
So, God put you in certain environments and in these environments, they force it out. And those things start coming out, and it's called work. And look what it says here, as you turn a precious stone, they call it a precious stone here, because it's like a diamond. And as you take that diamond and you first get it, it's a diamond in the rough. But when you get it and polish it and cut it and so forth, then look how it gains luster and gains value. And look what it says here down at verse 16 of the next chapter, Chapter 18 in verse 16, "A man's gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before", what kind of men? Great men.
So, isn't that interesting how even a gift, when you turn it, it'll make room for you and bring you before great men. When God brings wealth, now, He brings it without painful toil. And one of the things that is key for us, you and I, to understand what is toil. Toil means to work, to exert strength in pain or fatigue of body or mind. To work or exert strength, yes, exert strength in pain or fatigue in body or mind. And we say that's why people want to retire, because they're tired of toiling. I mean, going there and working and depletion of strength and so forth. But when God worked, He didn't stop because He was tired. He stopped because He was finished. See? And He's making you like Him. Say, "No more toil". Alright. It also means "to weary". To weary.
So, we said toil has to do with work and labor, but it also has to do with us in terms of our mental processes, in that we were supposed to be doing trial and error. That is a function of the curse, and what we're supposed to do is be operating in the blessing where we know what to do. Are you all with me now? Alright. Let's go back to Genesis Chapter 1. Genesis Chapter 1. Alright? Alright, look at this, Genesis Chapter 1 in verse 26, "And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth".
Now, this dominion has to do with the governing, ruling, controlling it. But it also has to do with ownership. Ownership. That we were to take ownership over all the earth. And I like what Brother Jesse Duplantis, when he came here and preached, he said that the only reason Satan could come in the garden and take over what he did is because Adam never took ownership. Never took ownership. And if you don't take ownership of what God gives you, somebody's out there to take ownership for you. And that's the way people are. So, what'd Satan do? He took ownership. So, next thing you know, here he was and he's busy tempting Jesus. He said, "Hey, if you'll bow down and worship me, all these things that're here, that I'm showing you? They'll be given to you, for they are mine to give. They have been delivered to me".
Adam handed this thing over to the devil. Now, the devil is trying to leverage it, trying to get Jesus to do what he wants him to do. And Jesus said, "Get thee behind me". Why? 'Cause Jesus was gonna take it. See, don't let the devil give you nothin'. Take it. Okay? Now, the reason why I'm showing you this is because that's the first thing you gotta settle in your mind in terms of ownership of the earth. Because if you don't have ownership of it, then you got no seed to sow. You'll get it, you just stay here. Folks, I told them this morning, I am as close to the edge on this teaching on the Kingdom, I'm teaching you right now where all you have to do is just make one little step and you in. Praise the Lord. This thing's going to work for you like I don't know what.
Now, just watch this. So, let's go over, put something right there, I'll come back there. Let's go over to Psalm 115 now. Psalm 115, and let me know when you get there by saying, "Praise the Lord" somebody. Look at verse 16. "The heaven, even the heavens are the Lord's, but the earth has he given to the children of men". Now right there He is telling you what's His and what's yours, see? And I'm saying that because what we're doing is we're busy allowing him, Satan and his family, to run over and do things in this earth that we supposed to be taking authority over. Why? Because it belongs to us. If you have your fur coat, mink, sitting on the back of the chair and somebody passes by and just snatches it and runs out that door right there, what you gonna do? You runnin' out too. The reason why is because it's yours and it has some value to it. See?
But the reason why you don't run after the one and run after what's been stolen in terms of this earth, 'cause you're not convinced it belongs to you. Folks, you have a different attitude when something belongs to you and when it's rented. You know that, that's why a lot of people don't like to rent their property to people. 'Cause somehow folk naturally don't take care of it. Now, I know we take care of it 'cause we're good stewards and we saved, sanctified, filled with the Holy Ghost and got some sense. But there are people, you don't rent things out, I mean, that's why, a rental car, whatever it is. If I go somewhere and rent a car and I come back, you know, I don't go to the gas station and put the lowest level in there, 'cause it may not function well on that. I put the high level in there. You know why? Because I'm more aware of the system of sowing and reaping, than I am of the system of buying and selling. See?
And that's why I keep progressing, because sowing and reaping is a revelation to me, and everything I do, I know I'm either sowing a seed, watering that seed, or reaping a harvest. I know that's what's happening in my life. So, I gotta watch what I say, 'cause I know, "Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, he's gonna reap". So, if you go out and slap somebody, then what you gonna have to expect back is somewhere, somebody... Come on now. But see, what people think is they can do things and won't nothin' happen to them. It don't work like that, folks. Everything I'm sowing a seed when I do that.
When I turn all the lights out in the hotel room before I leave, I'm sowing a seed to the hotel manager. I'm sowing a seed, man. If you get awareness of seed... See that's what was taught to Adam in the garden. But what the Enemy did is covered that proposition up. He covered that Revelation up so that you would get over this thing of buying and selling. I'll show it to you in just a minute. And now Jesus is bringing us back to this thing and going to show us how you can sow seed, and reap a harvest, and take over the economy that's buying and selling. Ownership. You own it. And we need to have an awareness of ownership.
Now let's prove this ownership piece here. Now I have you at Psalm 115 right now, right? Tell you what God owns and he told what he owns. Now if you don't take ownership, you've got somebody out there that will. Okay? All right. Let's go to another place. Let's go over to Hebrews chapter one please. Hebrews chapter one. I watch people in the neighborhood, those neighborhood watch groups on the West Side of Chicago when we had meeting there they started those neighborhood watch groups. And they had drugs infested and all that kind of stuff. And all of a sudden the neighbors got outraged and began to take ownership of their community. And let me tell you, them drugs stopped. Why? Because God is just waiting on you to take ownership.
Well, you know the Lord knows. Knows what? Note what it says here in Genesis chapter... You know, religious folk can say some ignorant stuff, boy. I mean, "He may not come when you want him, but he's always on time". Now that's all right, but look what you just did with your mouth. Don't even say that. Say, "God's going to show up early this week". You know what I mean? All right. Look what it says here in Hebrews chapter one. "God who has hundred times and diverse manner speak in time past unto the fathers by the prophets hath in these last days spoken unto us by his son, whom he has appointed heir of all things by whom also he made the world". What is an heir, somebody? Somebody that inherits something. You ready?
Let me give you the reading out of that same scripture in the Charles B. Williams translation. He said, "Jesus is the lawful owner of everything". He is the lawful owner of everything. Now, where do you fit in? Come to Romans chapter eight, please. Romans chapter eight. Let me know when you get there. "He is the lawful owner of everything". That's Jesus. But let's see where you fit in. Verse 14. "For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God for you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear. But you have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry, 'Abba, Father'. The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the who of God? Children of God. And if children then who? Heirs. Heirs of who? God. And joint heirs with who? Christ". Joint heirs. Joint heirs with who? Christ".
So whatever he inherited... Come on, you've got to get this. See everything he got, you got. You got his righteousness. Am I right? You got his wisdom. Am I right about it? You got his name. Am I right about it? Whatever he got, you got. You are a joint heir with Jesus. Listen. If you own it all, why would you pay for it? If you own it all, why are you trying to get money to pay for it? That is deception. I own it. Why you going to make me pay for it and I own it? Well, God isn't. The Devil is. So, he has connected your prosperity with your job and your salary. And people have not moved beyond their salary because that's what their prosperity is connected to. Break that. The blessing of the Lord, it makes you rich. Not your job. Come on. I want you to come on into it with me. That house has been paid for. Now, what has happened? Then Enemy has got it in his economy. Now, God is coming in with another economy.
Now, I want you to hear this. Jesus came to introduce a new economy. The economy that they were operating under was a fallen system of Satan that is slow and has little return. In other words, it's a system that if I invest in something, I can get back 8% on my money. I could get back 10%. I could even get back 100%. But not in the Kingdom. In the Kingdom, if I sow a seed, I'm going to get back 100 fold. This system is slow. In other words, it takes a long time for you to increase. Not over here in this system. I told you what God told me. He said, "Tell my people they can be a millionaire in a month. Now, the first thing you would want to do is challenge me on that because that is your old cursed thinking that's trying to challenge the statement of God to find out whether it's true. All you got to do is go to Mark chapter nine and he said that, "With God all things are possible", watch this, "if you'll only believe".
Sowing and reaping is another system. The Church should have established this new system by now. Because this system operates on a higher level than the natural system of buying and selling that you see out here. It operates on a high yield, just like that lottery hitting that number. This system operates on a hundredfold. You can sow one seed and get a hundredfold. You can sow $1,000 and get $100,000 back. Now, let's go further. It operates on a thousand times more. So now you can have about a thousand times a thousand. This is in one hit. I'm trying to come down to where y'all can recognize what I'm talking about. You follow what I'm saying?
Now I want you to see this because this is a system that we need to commit to that we can establish, this is a system that Joseph in Egypt raised up the most powerful economy in the world. Jesus is in the New Testament, the type of Joseph, meaning Joseph was a type of Jesus. But Jesus, same thing. He came to establish that economy and teach it to His people so that they could dominate the other economy. See? That's why the enemy doesn't want you to do it, because you will amass wealth. Notice what He said, He said, "To establish His covenant". That word "establish", sometimes we think that it's something that you're going to establish for the first time. No, no, no, no. That's not what establish means in the Hebrew in there. It means to continue. You are continuing what Abraham did. What He gave to Abraham, you are continuing.
Now what'd He give to Abraham? All you have to do is read in Genesis 13:1-2. The Bible says, "And Abraham was very rich". What's another translation? "Extremely rich". He wants you to continue to be extremely rich and amass wealth. Now listen, you tell an average Christian that, the first thing they do is reject it. The reason why they reject it is because they, first of all, never heard it before, but they're trying to analyze it with natural thinking that is much below the standards of the Kingdom of God. Come on, I'm preaching now. God wants you to be there. Why? Because He wants you to manifest His Kingdom, and His Kingdom is very rich. It is extremely rich. He wants you to manifest it here in this earth. What He did is, the blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich. So not tie that to your natural job or whatever have you, but realize God will use your work as a channel. But the blessing of the Lord, it's going to make you rich. Now, look what it says here.
Now we talk about a revelation, sowing and reaping. Look what it says here, verse 21 of Job 22. "Acquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace, thereby good shall come to thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from His mouth, and lay up words in thy heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shall be built up and thou shall put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then shall thy lay up gold as", what? Dust. "And the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks". Now, lay up gold as dust. See, if you got a revelation of sowing and reaping, then you'll start seeing that.
See, once you get a revelation, you'll see it everywhere it is. You'll see it everywhere it is. Folks, inside of you controls you. Do you realize that if you get a millionaire thinking, then you see millionaire opportunities. You draw millionaire resources. You just do, that's what you are. You are that. He said, "Lay up gold as dust". What do you do with your furniture? Dust it. But if you come back in three of four days, you're going to have to do what? Dust it again. See what I'm saying? You got the gold, but you come back in three or four days, there's some more gold there. See, sowing and reaping. Are you following what I'm saying? Lord have mercy.
Go to 1 Samuel 1. This is very, very important now, because I decided while I was on that trip to India that, "You're fixing to prosper whether you want to or not". Praise the Lord. Amen. The reason why is because I go over there and see so many poor people. I said, "Let me tell you, it really would be nice if we could fly a whole bunch of people over here and we could take care of all kinds of needs and so forth and so on. You know, for a week". When you take off from your job, it won't put you three payments behind in your house. you know what I mean? We've been working for a system that has been using us. We gotta get off that donkey, because she ain't gonna ride no more. Where did I tell you to turn? Pardon me. 1 Samuel, okay. Look at 1 Samuel.
See, some people preach prosperity, but they don't preach the mission of prosperity, the reason for prosperity. I think that's why people call me every place to preach it, because they say, "You preach it different than other people preach it". Because I understand missions. I'm a mission person, see. Look what it says here. This is Hannah. Now Hannah's trying to have some kids, couldn't have no kids. Verse 9, "So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli, the priest, sat upon the seat by the post of the Temple of the Lord. She was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord, and wept sore. She vowed a vow and said, 'Oh Lord of hosts, if thou will indeed look upon the affliction of thy handmaiden and remember me", say remember me.
This is covenant talk right now. "And forget not thy handmaiden, but will give unto thy handmaiden a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord, all the days of his life and there shall no razor come on his head". I want you to look at verse 10 first. "She was in bitterness of soul". That's emotional. "She prayed". Okay, that's prayer. "And she wept sore". That's crying. But notice her feeling bad, her prayer, her crying did not move God because He's not moved by your need. If He did that, He would violate His covenant. So He cannot. I'm trying to bring you up now, so you can use this thing like it's supposed to be used, because there's a system of the Kingdom that many people are not using, and because you're not using it, there's still lack. But the reason why we're not using it is not because we don't love God.
I think it's because we don't have a full revelation of the fact that this is not something that every time you give, God gets involved in. It's just a law. It's a covenant. And when you do give, he then in meeting the criteria, he gives back to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, men given to your bosom. Now I want you to see this now. Verse 11. "Then she vowed a vow". Now, what is a vow? I put something in my Bible. I put it up here. God uses the words of your mouth as credit. And allows him to go into your future harvest and bring a deposit out of that time zone into the now bringing us the operational capital that we need. Everyone of you, everything God's going to do for you he's already what? Done. Okay? Everything. All the harvest, he's already given you. But where is it? It's in your future. What does a vow do? It's allows him to go into your future harvest and pluck out a seed. And brings it back to you in the now even though you didn't sow.
Now are you following what I'm saying? But technically, you vow to sow so he gives you harvest on credit. That's why you must keep it. Because if that law doesn't work and he gives you a harvest without seed, he has violated himself and he will cease to be God. The Devil will have him. So, you've got to pay. Don't make a vow quickly unless you fully intend to pay it. But a vow will give you a breakthrough when nothing else will work. Boy, I'm preaching better than you saying amen. Okay. It's a powerful thing, folks. There's systems in the Spirit here that are very powerful. Oh, Jesus. Okay. All right. Well, there's some others. Well, let's look at one more. Let's look at Matthew chapter 17.
Look what it said in Matthew chapter 17:24. "And when they would come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter and said, 'Does you master pay tribute'"? What is tribute somebody? Taxes. All right. "He said, 'Yes'". Is what Peter said. "And when he was coming to the house, Jesus prevented him saying, 'What thinketh thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom of tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers'? And Peter said to him, Of strangers. And Jesus said unto him, Then are the children free'"? Okay. Now he's talking about the children of the king meaning that we who are royalty in this earth do not have to pay tribute. However, he said at another place, "Render unto Caesar", what? "The things that are Caesar's". Pay your taxes. I better say that again. Pay your taxes.
So now, verse 26, "And Peter said to him, 'Of strangers'. Jesus said to him, 'Then are the children free? Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea and cast in a hook and take up the fish that first cometh up. And when thou has opened it's mouth, thou shall find a piece of money. That take and give unto them for me and thee'". Do you follow that? All right. So they needed some money. What did he do to get it? He sent Peter where? Fishing. What did Peter pull in? Fish with what in his mouth? With money in his mouth. Okay. Let's call that harvest. Now did Jesus sow any seed for that? He had to. That's what I'm trying to get to you. You can't violate it. You can't. He can't give you a harvest without a seed. Man, if you just get that into your noggin. Folks, he knows that job is not paying enough because it's a system of the world that's designed to keep you working for it. But no more toil.
So what I want to do is I want to invest in another system. I ain't talking about the lottery. I'm talking about the Kingdom. And that system will pay me as much as I need when I need it. Now, one of the things that we want to do is we want to get revelation because without revelation, you and I can be deceived. Okay. Do you agree with that? Listen at this now. The organized church is pretty much run by intellectuals. I'm making a statement. This is my statement, this is First Winston. It's run by reason and human logic. And a lot of times what we do is we think that that's getting ahead in this earth, as far as the church is concerned. But the church hasn't been going anywhere. And so what happens is we have misquoted scripture. Such as in First Timothy chapter six, he said that the love of money is the root of all evil. And you've heard money is the root of all evil. It's not the root of all evil. The love of it is. Also, in Luke chapter 6:20, he says that, "Blessed are the poor for theirs is the Kingdom of God".
And we've heard people talking about, "Well, you just be poor, brother and you can get yours when you get to the other side". Well, that's misinterpretation. It says, hey, wait a minute. The poor now are blessed because they have another Kingdom. They can tap into another Kingdom and no longer have they need to bear the weight of their own provision of that small amount coming from a job that they might have. But now they can tap into that great inheritance that God has for them and has given to them from the beginning. Over in Psalm 115:16, it says, "Even the heavens are the Lord's but the earth has he given to the children of men".
Now, we've miscommunicated that. And God clearly says what belongs to him and what belongs to you. If the earth doesn't belong to you, you have no seed to sow. You can't sow somebody else's seed. You've got to sow your own seed. And then, people have attacked the wealth or prosperity preaching message, see. And they have tried to make a person feel like you are in covetousness when you're really in covenant. They've had the nerve to call the faith teaching or Word of faith, they've had the nerve to call it a movement. And they say that that time has past. And the Bible clearly says that the just shall what? Live by faith. That faith must be a lifestyle. And after you get saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, then the next thing you need to learn is how to use your faith because it's only by faith can you overcome the world.
And so, what do we need now? We need a revelation. And I looked at this revelation and discernment, and renewing of the mind in the same category because Joseph was raised up to be Prime Minister in Egypt. And in that, I'm seeing here where that the black man thinks that there is a racial barrier that keeps him from making progress. I want to tell you the truth. And the truth is that Joseph was a Jew and he was raised up to be the PM of Egypt. Daniel was a Jew and raised up to be the highest person next to King Darius in the whole kingdom of Medo-Persia. I'm telling you "in 1905, Booker T. Washington raised up one of must successful schools in the south and it was Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University. He turned out more self-made millionaires than Harvard, Yale and Princeton Universities combined".
This is a direct quote from the Business Reform Magazine. They did the study on it. And he is listed as a business legend among Dwight L. Moody, William Colgate, John D. Rockefeller, Mary K. Ash and J. C. Penney, and other people. I'm just telling you right now there's a stronghold in people's minds. And somehow, they think that if somebody else couldn't do it, you can't do it either, but let me remind you of what God says. He said that if he be for you, there is no man that can stand against you. Let me remind you what he says. He always causes us to triumph. Let me remind you, he said you are becoming the head and not the tail.
Let me remind you, he said I am no respecter of persons. What I'll do for one man, I'll do for another man, for a white man, a black man, an Indian man, it makes no difference with him. Now, what happens to us, and the one thing that I got here is a law of association, that people are coming in here and hearing the Word, but they're going back around some of those old friends, and those old friends subconsciously cause you to drop back down at the same level that you were before, before you came in here. They cause you to gravitate back to your old existence. I'm telling you, whoever you spend time with, you'll find many times you'll end up in the same place. It says here don't even hang around with an angry man, or you'll become angry yourself. He said walk with the wise, and you'll be wise. He said that corrupt communication will... You show me your friends, I'll show you your future.
He had to take Joseph out of his friends, out of them brothers. He had to take Abraham out of his father. He had to take, and I'm telling you right now, God showed me that this is where the devil has been stealing the harvest that you're supposed to have; that many times you're going back, you're hanging around with them friends, and you're coming back down to a level, and they call you all the names and so forth; well, you ain't that no more. Some of you have even said, "Well, it runs in my family". Anytime you get born again, you're in a new family. The only thing that runs in your family is health and wealth. Ain't nobody stopping your prosperity. Can't nobody stop you from reaching your destiny but you.
When Jesus was there preaching on the shores of Genaseret, and here's Peter, and Peter then is a fisherman, but they had fished all night and caught nothing. Now, Peter is washing his nets with his employees, the family employees, and now, Jesus asks to use his boat. Now somebody says, "Why'd he ask to use Peter's boat, because there's some other folk there"? And I believe he asked to use Peter's boat because God pours water on ground that's thirsty. And I think it's interesting how people can come in here and hear me over and over again and maybe their lives not progress and then other people come in here and they start jumping with leaps and bounds, and I think it has to do with whether you're hungry or not. See? This is me. That's my personal opinion. You can't prove me wrong, so.
So anyway. So here's Peter, so he gets in a boat, and Jesus then pushes out a little from shore and begins to teach the people. He sat down and taught the people. Now, when he left speaking, he said to Peter, "Launch out into the deep and let down your net, for a draw", and Peter jumped out. Peter said, "Wait a minute. We've toiled all night"! That's the toil. That's working under the cursed labor-based, slow system of the world. "Nevertheless, at thy word, I'll do it". So, I'll launch out. So he did and he caught a great multitude of fish. Now. Once he did, and he calls his partners and they fill up their ships and both the ships began to sink, he fell down at Jesus' knees and said, "Depart from me. I'm a sinful man, oh, Lord".
Now, that's the key. What did he see? Why did he tell him, "Depart from me; I'm a sinful man"? For he was amazed, they said at the catch that they had done and caught out there. Well, one reason he was amazed is because that same catch was done out of season. It was done in the daytime and you don't fish those lakes in the day. Another reason he was amazed is because the catch that he caught was at least six or eight months' worth of fishing. And he caught 'em in one hour! The third reason he was amazed, now this is what I'm gonna get to, is that there was no toil. He didn't work for it. And that's one of the reasons why a lot of people can't receive from God, is because we have a toiling mentality. That we feel if we don't toil for it, we don't deserve it. Well, I got good news for you! Jesus took the toil out of your life. Say no more toil! He said the blessing of the Lord, it's gonna make you rich. And he addeth no toil with it. You got it?
Now, folks. This is a powerful thing. Because Jesus gave your key to receiving over in Mark 11:24. He said, "I say unto you, what thing soever you desire, when you pray", watch this, "just believe". You've received them! Come on! And you shall, come on, have them. For ain't no toil in that. And we want to toil. Did y'all feel that? Ow, ow! That's a demon trying to get out. You don't need to do all of that. We want to do something to deserve this. Just something. But the Bible says by grace are you saved, through faith and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God and it's not of works! Lest any of you would boast. Folks, you don't have to work for this. If you didn't have to work for your salvation, I'm talking about kingdom citizens now, I'm not talking about the world and people who don't have a covenant, I'm talking about you, if you didn't have to work for your salvation, and it was free, and you didn't have to work, that woman with the issue of blood didn't have to work for her healing and it was free, what makes you think you got to work for your house? What makes you think you got to work for your car?
I tell you what makes you think that way: it's a toiling mentality that came to us from the curse. But I'm redeemed from the curse and I got the covenant of God that overrides the curse in my life. Say amen to this! That's what I'm talking about. It's a new day. I said it's a new day! God is doing something in your life today. He's turning some situations around. He's going to make something that you've been waiting on since 1998. He's gonna make it manifest this year. Sit down. The blessing of the Lord. It maketh rich. So, I told you because we've been listening to the wrong voices and we've been following the wrong people, there's a law called the Law of Association and we've been associating with some wrong folk.
You've heard the expression, "Birds of a feather", what? Flock together. Well, let me give you the rest. They all end up in the same place. God has a new place for you. He has changed the direction of your life. When you got saved, you got a new destiny, say amen to this. So, now God wants that to be manifested in your life. So I've made a statement. And you can take it for what it's worth, but it's true, and the statement that I made was this: many times, what happens is the Black man thinks, yeah, Black man. See, I don't care what you think about me. See, I'm here to give you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Now, I know that we've been mislead by politicians and all of that mess. But, once you come into the kingdom, you got new rights. I said you've got new rights. And, do you know that when those rights are being violated, you can call on God, and He will answer. I said, you can speak things, and God will set it right. Now, you've got to know you've got rights. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You ain't the righteousness of God because you feel right. You are the righteousness of God because His nature is in you. And, when you've got rights, folks, you can call on the Authority to fix anything that's broke. Man, it's people who are criminals. If they get robbed, they can't call on the authority because they in bad shape themselves. But, see, you right. You ain't robbed nobody, and you ain't illegal. You are God's holy child, and all you've got to do is call on Him, and He will answer. Boy, I'm preaching too hard now.
Let's go to Matthew, chapter 6, please, verse 24, I just wanna read one scripture. No man can what? Serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and who? Mammon. Now, what was He doing? What was Jesus doing to this? He knew that as long as you are provision-minded, as long as you are occupied with how much money they gonna pay me? Where's this money gonna come from? How do we get these kids in school? So, He knew that as long as you were occupied with that, that the gifts and the talents that God has for your life will go undeveloped. You can't serve two. See?
Now, what's the enemy's job? The enemy will separate us from our provision so we would be occupied by a job. See? And, so, what happened? Jesus came. He came to break that down. He came to make it so that you can get back to your assignment. Because the work in your assignment is most important with God. He's gonna get the provision for you. He wants you to do His work. Are you with me? Okay. So, the foundation of the kingdom, which is a government, and its laws... Jesus operated in these laws and He established these laws. Now, these laws work every time, and they don't fail. Let's go over to Luke's gospel, chapter 16, please. Luke, chapter 16. Boy, I got so much good stuff down here, I got enough to keep you all until Jesus comes, I believe. And, this stuff is good material. Okay?
Now, I'm only telling you that because you might be in a city like Detroit, and jobs are just going away and so forth and so on. Folks, what happened when He took them out in the wilderness, and there was nothing out there? There was nothing in that wilderness but hot. But, what did He do? He supplied everything. He supplied cloud for the shade. Their clothes wouldn't wear out. He supplied food everyday except, you know, on the days of the Sabbath, and so forth. Look what He did. Now, what He did for them, He'll do for you. You under the same covenant. No. No. No. You're under a better covenant. Man, this is good stuff. Alright, where'd I tell you to turn?
Okay, Luke 16. Alright. Just wanna read this scripture for you real quick. Look what it says here. I'm just gonna read one scripture. There's some others I could read there. Verse 17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. And, why I wanna tell you this? Okay. Let's go back again, and let's talk again about what I said about. You remember me talking about New York City and Harlem and the numbers? Okay, for those who weren't here, I'm not using this illustration for you to invest in this. I'm using this illustration because a lot of folks know about this. Now, I think this is where a lot of it came from. But, nevertheless in the city.
So, here's the person in New York, and I spent some time in New York to know about the system. But, what you would do is you would write a number down on a piece of paper, and have numbers, runners come by. Numbers runner come by, take your number, you give them five dollars, three dollars, whatever it is, just like a person plays the lottery today. Now, that number then would be called a pick that day, and whoever picked it got a big pot of money. They got probably the money that everybody else put in and so forth and so on. Now, only reason I'm using that is because this kingdom, this system in Harlem was a subsystem, and most of the time, the reason why the blacks in Harlem would play that system is because the jobs that they had were not the higher paying jobs. See?
And, they were looking for some way to get provision so that they could get relief about always being concerned about what I'm gonna eat, and the kids clothes, and so forth and so on. Because if they could just get a chunk of money, boy, that thing would put them ahead. Are you following what I'm saying? So, they would play the numbers. Now, the reason why I'm telling you this is this. Is that as this thing was played, somebody would hit it. But, pretty soon, the authorities came, and they always tried to find who was running the numbers and everything and break it up. Now, why? It wasn't so much that they were concerned about this black neighborhood, and them living without that system. But, I believe that that system as they worked it, they would get a chunk of money. They could work their whole life probably and get the same allot of money. But, this system was gonna allow them to get money quickly, and get a lot of it.
Now, when it happened, now they could do what they couldn't do before. And, one of the first things they could do is they could purchase an apartment building that now they would move from a job to an owner. Now, this is where Satan does not want any of us. My point to you is he wants to make everything in this earth his. But, it's not his. It's yours. Now, what you gotta do is take possession of it. And, the way you do is that you can work the kingdom system, and then start chipping away into his economy. The church should have its own economy by now. You see, Joseph raised up the most powerful economy in the world. And, he raised it up in Egypt.
Genesis 47, And, it took everything the wealthy had because its designed to convert everything into the kingdom. The world's system is buying and selling. Are you all with me? Now, I put a note up here to myself, and I said that the system of buying and selling we'll almost always put people in a place where they're gonna get ahead in that system, it's gotta come at somebody else's expense. Do you hear what I'm telling you? You see, that's what it was all about, when the slavery... can I just use this? When it was time for the release of slaves and after the Civil War, or whatever, the Emancipation Proclamation, they were supposed to give these people 40 acres and the mule.
But see, that was gonna bring ownership. And it wasn't the people. Don't blame the people. Angry man can't get into the kingdom, so get rid of that. They weren't that smart. It was the Devil. And the Devil always want to keep some group pitting against the other group. Say amen to that. And I'm saying to you now that it was about ownership. See? They didn't want these people to get into ownership. Well, you know, they didn't get 40 acres and a mule, so I just claim I'm getting $40 million and a jet.
So anyways, what happened was. Say amen, somebody! I'm trying to tell you that that system demands that somebody have to be put down for somebody else to come up. But not so in the kingdom! Not so in the kingdom. In the kingdom, the law is sowing and reaping. And if you have a revelation of that law, then you will know that what you sow, you gon' reap! And what the Devil did is try to cover up that law so that people could go to his system of buying and selling and he could keep somebody in slavery all the time.
But now, you've awakened and you say, "Wait a minute! I got another system", and the system is sowing and reaping, and all increase in the kingdom comes by what you sow. Peter sowed his boat. The little boy sowed two fish and five loaves. The woman sowed her last meal. The other woman, whose kids were about to be taken because her husband had died and left her in debt, she sowed her oil. Another person sowed a prophet's quarters and she had a baby. Another person, I'm telling you, in the kingdom, it's what you sow! And the sowing and reaping law is so powerful that if you do sow it, your harvest will come, even if it has to come up through concrete. Because nothing can stop it because it's a covenant. Sowing and reaping is not a promise. A promise is something that operates differently, but sowing and reaping is a covenant, that means it doesn't come by fasting, it doesn't come by crying, it doesn't come by how long you pray, it only comes by practice. If I can sow it, he will manifest it.
Well the truth is in Psalm 115, in verse 16 says the heavens, even the heavens belong to the Lord. Watch this. But the earth has He given to the children of men. He ain't talking about he children of the devil. He's talking about covenant people. He's talking about the people of God actually own the whole earth. And everything in it. Now, how you gonna get it back? You gonna have to get it back through the power of God. Look what it says here in Deuteronomy chapter 18. "But thou shall remember the Lord thy God, for it is He that giveth thee", what? Power. To get what? Wealth. That's not just get wealth. That's the ability to amass wealth, got it? That He may what? Establish.
Now that word establish, somebody may think that He wants to establish it in your life for the first time. No, no, no, no, no. What He wants to do, that word translates continue. Continue. He wants to continue the wealth in your life that was started in your father, Abraham. So all you got to do is go back and look at Abraham's' life and see what was in his life. What he had in Abram's life, He wants to continue in yours. Why? Because you're the seed of Abraham. Say I'm the seed of Abraham. Say it again. One more time, say it again. Now God wants you to understand that, because I know we've got the day of Pentecost, and that's when the church was born. I understand that. But that's as far back as some folk go. I ain't going that far back. I'm going all the way back to Genesis chapter 12 where he talked about Abraham was gonna be blessed, him and his children. And I'm telling you I'm a child and a seed of Abraham. I'm telling you I am one who has inherited the blessing, and I want mine if you please. That's all I got to say. Praise the Lord.
Now, it don't have to come by sticking nobody out. You see, go in there and see how they got it. I mean, I know David warred for ti. But look how Isaac got it. He kept sowing and reaping. Boom. He got it. Look how Jacob got it. He worked for a trickster named Laban. But notice what he did. He had a revelation, a revelation that that job was not his source. And I told you that if you're blessed when blessed Abraham, that that job has nothing to do with your prosperity. You are through working for a living. You gonna be working for a giving. And as you do give, the blessing of Abraham is on you. Man, this is us now. And you say, "Well I don't have much money". This thing is made for poor folk. He said, "Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of God".
Now what does He mean by that? He doesn't mean that you gotta stay poor. He means this. He said, because you are in the kingdom, even though you are poor, you're blessed. And that now you can tap into a system that is not connected to your last name or your job. Come on now. Now, one of the biggest reasons why people of God have not prospered, I believe this, is not so much that we haven't wanted to, but we haven't had the revelation of it. And see, you can't go by information. Information won't inherit this earth. It'll take revelation to inherit this earth. And the devil is after revelation. I tell you, the moment I give it to you, it's like a seed. And the seed goes in the ground, and Satan comes when? Immediately to try to do what? Kills that seed that was sown in your heart. Woo, I feel the Holy Ghost in here. How about the time Jesus taught them all of this, about seed time and harvest?
And He said, "So is the kingdom of God. As a man which casts seed into the ground, he sleep and rise, night and day, and the seed shall spring and grow up". He doesn't know how. That tells me that you can take a seed, and you can sow it, and you don't even need to be concerned about how it's coming back. You see, you can just take it easy. No more toil in your life. But one thing that you do know, before that seed fails to come back, heaven and earth will cease to exist. That seed is guaranteed. What does that mean? People don't wanna let go of that old system. "Oh, I don't know reverend. I just think you're trying to get my money". You ain't got no money. What did I tell you to turn? Did I tell you to turn somewhere? I didn't? Alright. Let's just, alright, now, so the kingdom of God. Now, sowing and reaping. Alright.
Now remember what I just said now. We gonna either gonna have to live in the system of God and the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of Satan. It's called the world system, the kosmos, K-O-S-M-O-S. So money that comes from the outside world, what is one of the first things we do with it? We tithe on it. Why? 'Cause we gotta sanctify it. See, God wants you to tithe, 'cause one, he wants you to keep your eyes on Him. And He's the one that caused you to get amass wealth. But also, when that stuff comes in, you gotta clean it up. 'Cause I think some of it demons are following. And you got to put the blood over it. And when you tithe, folks, something happens in the spirit. You better believe what I'm saying.
Alright, let's just see what I'm talking about. So the guy in Uganda, see, he... Oh, I shouldn't have said that. But anyway, I'll just, some other folk own the hotel, other religion. And I saw that. I said, "Boy, if he just confessed Christ, they'll fire him. If they fire him, he needs to have somewhere he can get his family fed". Well that's when you come in. Alright, let's go a step further. So the church should have its own economy by now. Oowie. I'm preaching good. Sowing and reaping, alright, let's look at it, because it's the key to our provision. Let's go over to Genesis please in Genesis chapter eight. Remember what I told you about that system of buying and selling. People get ahead in that system, but they get ahead by stepping on somebody else. I mean, somebody else is gonna pay for it. But not in sowing and reaping. If you had a revelation of sowing and reaping, it goes all across the board, folks. You're not getting a revelation of sowing and reaping just by money.
Sowing and reaping applies to everything. It applies to everything. The Bible says if you want friends, what do you do? You sow yourself friendly. So this is a law of God. This is a law of God. You remember that story of The Prodigal Son? Remember he had gone and spent all he had, and then tried to say he's going back to the father, and the father to make him as one of the servants? The boy wasn't a servant. He was a son. Let me say something, because you need to hear this. What I'm talking and teaching is not Twinkies. See, if somebody come in here and you think you're going to hear three points and a poem, and some little old milquetoast Kool-Aid sermon, you're not gonna hear that. I'm not out for that, and I'm not trying to create followers. I'm working on leaders. I'm not doing something to get people angry because you can't get into Canaan angry. You're going to have to love.
But I want you to love while you're taking back your stuff. You can do that. What I'm doing is I'm showing you how. What you gotta do is you gotta focus and concentrate on what I'm talking about. You can't be there in your chair analyzing me because you're going to always come up with something. You need somebody to analyze you. You're sitting there, and one of the biggest needs we have in the body of Christ is in finances. Folks, "My marriage is in trouble", that's because you ain't got no money. Money answers all things. Now I'm not saying that you have to focus in on that, but I'm just saying provisions has what the devil has used to try to keep people anxious, to try to keep you without comfort, and so forth. Provisions. I'm talking about how you can get them without changing jobs. I'm giving you a revelation now that is absolutely, they calling me all over to preach this.
You sitting up here, and this lady came and she shared last... I went down to preach at Kansas, I think, somewhere around there last week. Kentucky, it's Kentucky. Went down there to preach, and the lady said, "Hey", before I preached, they called me in the pastor's office. She said, "Pastor Winston, I did it and it worked". I said, "What"? She said, "Well, my husband, he wants to start his own record label and so forth", so I said, "Yeah". She said, "I went", and she a little like a preacher. She went down there and she said, "I told them what you said". I said, "Well, it'll work because I'm saying what God said. I know it'll work for you". She said, "I told them, 'Pastor Winston told me'", she did put it on me. "Pastor Winston said that he was over in England and God spoke to him and said to tell the body of Christ we can be a millionaire in a month. We can be a millionaire in a month".
Now he's not talking to folks who don't know God. Because the next thing you do, they start running trying to figure out how they can get some money from somebody, how they can go out to the riverboat, how they can do something, lottery, something. Because Satan don't let you move like that in his system. Not unless he wants you to. But in this system, he can't stop you because if you sow a seed, if you sow a seed and he pours concrete over the ground, it'll still come up. That's how powerful the power of God is. See, God obligated Himself through covenant to bless you. Sowing and reaping is not a promise. He didn't put it on that level. He put it on a higher level. It's a covenant. It's a covenant that God made with you. He said, "I'm gonna obligate myself that if you sow it, I will get it back to you, and there ain't nobody that can stop God".
Man, you got to get this. You hooked up with the Almighty God. Like Schambach said, "You ain't got no problems, all you need is faith in God". He got this stuff back when it was time for this mall, he told me. He said, "I want you to sow a seed". I said, "What to sow, Lord"? He said, "Sow $400,000"." Whoa! $400,000! That's part of the money we're going to try to get the mall with". "I said 'Sow it'". I made the mistake of telling a couple of folks about what God told me to sow that. "Oh Pastor, I don't know now Pastor". We wouldn't even be in here. Once I sowed that seed, something took over. They tried to change the zoning to keep us out. They changed the zoning and God changed it back overnight. I'm telling you, miracles took over because God's Word is true. This is wonderful, folks.
You can sow a seed for anything. You can sow it for salvation. You can sow it for healing. You can sow it to have babies. You can sow it, come on, you can sow a seed for any means. God just don't want you coming up here, sitting down, taking nourishment, and running back out there. I'm giving you revelation. The devil is after revelation. That's why when Jesus preached this, then they went to the other side. He said, "Let's go to the other side". In the midst of the sea, here comes the strongest storm, I mean one of them storms that you couldn't get out of. Then they didn't know how to get out of it. These were experienced fisherman. They woke up Jesus and said, "Don't you care that we're out here and trying to fight this thing"?
See, they're accusing the very One that loved them, the very One that's teaching them. He didn't even answer that. He said, "Peace"! What did He do when it ceased? He said, "Why are you so fearful. Why is that you have no faith". See how quick the devil stole that revelation? He had affliction and persecution and distraction. The moment you walk out this door. So you got to put this thing in operation. Watch this, and keep it in operation till your mind gets totally renewed.
Turn to Lamentations. Look what it says in Lamentations 3. Look at verse 17. If you have it, say Praise the Lord! "Thou has removed my soul far off from peace", why? "because I forgot prosperity". Without provision, there is no peace and the devil knows it. He tries to keep you preoccupied with no peace. It's time for some peace. Oh Jesus! All right, let's just finish this out. Sowing and reaping. I said it's a covenant. Remember over in Genesis? I'm just finishing now. Over in Genesis 8:22, He said, "As long as the earth remains, there'll be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease". It's a covenant He made.
Let's prove it. Look at Jeremiah 33. Look at verse 19, "And the Word of the Lord came into Jeremiah saying, 'Thus sayeth the Lord, if you can break my covenant of the day and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season". Now, where do you think he got that from? Where do you think he's talking about covenant of the day and covenant of the night? Where was that stated? It was stated over in, where? Genesis. He's telling you that it's a covenant over there. See, a covenant means it's a law.
See, a law governs its operation. A law is consistent and it's predictable. If I drop a book, where is it going to go? Down. Why? Because there's gravity in law. If I fly an airplane, and I get on the runway and I get a certain speed, where is it going to go? Up. You don't go to the desk when they punch your ticket to get on the airplane and ask them for a parachute. I don't know anybody that does that. Why, because your mind has been renewed to, if you get on this airplane it's going to take you to New York. It's been renewed to it. Only thing I'm asking, renew your mind to sowing and reaping. Because it's a law. It don't work because you cry. It don't work because you pray hard. It don't work because you fast.
All of those are good, except crying hard. All of those are good, but it doesn't work because of that, so you don't put your feelings in it, when you put it in that bucket your heart must believe, and it will work every time, because it's a spiritual law that you put in motion by faith. Isn't that wonderful? Folks, this thing will produce big time in your life. I mean, I know they say the benefits are in the Earth but, hey, the benefits of Heaven far outweighs the benefits of the Earth. If you were king over all the Earth you still wouldn't have as many benefits as you have in Heaven. New government. New economy. New laws. Renew your mind to it. I know we call them a miracle, but from God's perspective it's not a miracle, it's just a law. It's a way of life, and if you see it like that you'll prosper.