Bill Winston - The Vengeance Of The Lord
Jesus had a mission in the former reign, put it up there, Isaiah chapter 61. This is where he was reading from and let's see what he read, "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek, he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted and proclaim liberty to the captives and opening of the prison to them that are bound", and watch this, "And to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord".
Now if I flip over to Luke chapter 4 in verse 19, 19 please. In verse 19 this is what he said, "To preach the acceptable year of the Lord", watch the next verse, "And he closed the book". That wasn't the end of that verse. He closed it. Now why did he close it? Because that was the end of his mission. He wasn't anointed to go any further. Got it? Because that is the former rain, only the latter rain goes further. Y'all with me here? And guess what? You are a part of the latter rain. Look at the latter rain, this is Isaiah please, 61 in verse 2 please, "To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord", look at the latter rain, "The day of", what? "Vengeance of our God", to do what? "To comfort all", that what? "Mourn".
We now are going to have to deal with the word called vengeance. I said, vengeance. And this word vengeance is not revenge, has nothing to do with hate, it has nothing to do with revenge, but what it is, or any works of the flesh. What it is, it is not emotional resentment or emotional retaliation, but it is a necessity of punishing offenders that is proceeding from a love of justice. Alright, it's a necessity for punishing offenders, proceeding from a love of justice. The Bible says that justice is the foundation of God's throne.
On the Supreme Court you see, I think a structure of a woman that has scales and scales always have to balance. Justice. But in the last days, the justice systems of the world are going to be the number one target of demonic abuse. They going to want in an unjust judge. Ah, do you, you not with me now. Now in this, what happens? God says something about vengeance, Hebrews chapter 10 verse 30, "For we know him that has said vengeance belongs", to who? "Me", and what will I do? "I will recompense saith the Lord". Again the Lord shall judge his people. One man said it like this, "Because we have not understood vengeance we've been victims".
Let me say it like this, "Understanding the anointing of, especially vengeance will put you above fear". Alright, let's look at something. We looked at Luke chapter 9 but I want to go back now to Exodus chapter 3 please, Exodus chapter 3. Now here's when Moses is going down to bring God's people out of 400 years of slavery. He's bringing them out. Verse 19, God's saying to Moses, "I'm sure the king of Egypt will not let you go, no not by a mighty hand, not by your own human ability, you can not whip the devil. And I will stretch out my hand and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof and after that", he will what? "Let you go. And I will give unto this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians and it shall come to pass that when you go you shall not go", how? "You shall not go empty". I said, "You shall not go empty".
Now let me give you this, you ready? Redemption is not complete without divine provision. Redemption is not complete without, in other words when God pull them out of Egypt, look how they came out, Psalms 105 in verse 37 please. Look how they came out, "He brought them forth also with" what? "Silver and gold and there was not one", c'mon, "Feeble person among their tribes". Notice he brought them out healthy and wealthy. Why? Because redemption is not complete without divine provision. Jesus is our redeemer, he pulled us out of darkness but we were supposed to come out with some stuff. We were supposed to come out, c'mon now, I ain't talking about 40 acres and a mule, I'm talking about 40 million and a jet. I'm talking about we were supposed to come out, say amen.
Now I'm not talking about just one race of people. I'm saying everyone of us was in bondage. The devil had every one of us. And we came out. But some of us came out and now we still trying to get our bills paid. Come one, we still sick, and we still having high blood pressure. No, no, no. God says I'm about to comfort Zion. Every place that the devil has held it back, you about to take it back! Do you believe that? We coming out, but you coming out with some substance. Come on. You going to come out walking strong. You going to come out with your business prospering. Every place that Satan has harassed you, not only am I going to turn it around and judge him, but I'm going to give you a recompense.
Come on. Don't stop till you get your stuff. I said this is miracle month. I hear it in my spirit. This is miracle month. Come on. See this is the kind of teaching that you gotta take. If you got a single car garage, pull your car over to the side. Because you may just get up in the morning and another car. Come on, come on. I'm talking about, come on. I'm just saying, God is about to comfort Zion. That you are about to be an attraction to the world. Can you say amen to that?
Now some of you I know it's beyond what you can think, but God specializes in the impossible. If it's possible you don't need any faith. Faith is for the impossible. And I believe the further out there you set that goal the more God likes it. Peter said, "If that be you Jesus walking on the water, tell me to come". Jesus said, "Well come on". He wouldn't have said it if God's will wasn't for Peter to walk. Peter got out of the boat, I can see him now. He kind of waved his hand like he just didn't care, hey. Come on now. I'm just saying, we're about to make a mockery out of the devil. Everything he's stolen from you is coming back to you! And it's starting this month. "Well, Reverend I don't know if I believe all that, Reverend".
Well, let me tell you what's going to happen to you. 2 Kings 7:1. Let me just show you what's going to happen to you. This is for you. "And Elijah said, 'Hear ye the Word of the Lord.' Thus saith the Lord, 'Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measure of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria.'" In other words, y'all starving to death out here, I know that. But tomorrow, there's going to be too much. Tomorrow is going to be plenty. Come on, you shall eat plenty, remember we read it. And it's going to be cheap. No watch what the reaction, the first reaction that he got and look what it says. "Then the lord on who the king's hands lean answered the man of God and said, 'Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven might this thing be?' And he said, 'Behold,'" watch this, "You going to see it. I said you going to see it with your eyes but you shall not, you won't eat none of it".
Are y'all with me? This is called an unbeliever. That's what it's called. And I'm telling you here right now, that the reason why you were brought here today was not a coincidence. The reason why you were brought here today is for me to tell you, watch this, this miracle month. The reason why... Listen, listen. Listen now, you ain't got to qualify. Jesus qualified you. Are y'all here with me? Folks, the church is entering into its finest hour. Here's what the man said, this is what the man said, y'all. How about Ecclesiastes, please 7:8, praise God. "Better is the", what? "End of a thing", come on. "Than the beginning". Jesus said, "Wait a minute, wait a minute". They said, "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Call fire down on them kill them". Jesus said, "No, no, no, no, no, no. That's a wrong spirit". All right?
But then we go into the Book of Acts. Now all of a sudden you got the Holy Ghost come back again. Now remember, once Adam sinned the Holy Ghost had to leave. He had to leave because the Earth didn't belong to God anymore. Meaning that it didn't belong to him in the dispensation. Meaning that overall it belonged to him, but he couldn't get in it anymore, because now because of Adam's sin he lost authority. Now God can't work through, he gotta have somebody to work through.
So now the devil took over, he became the God of this world. So now, the Holy Ghost is coming back. When does he come back? He comes back on the day of Pentecost. While Jesus had to go to the Father. And he said, "When I go to the Father I'm a send you back another Comforter". And the Holy Ghost came with like a rushing mighty wind. And filled the whole Earth. Say amen to that. So now again if you get in trouble, the Holy Ghost can talk to somebody over in Ireland, and he can talk to them and say, "Hey, pray for Sister Girl. She is in trouble right now. Her son has just rolled his"... are you following what I'm saying.
And then they go before God and pray. Now they don't know what to pray for so they pray in tongues. The Bible says when you speak in an unknown tongue, you speak not to men but you speak to God. And you speak the perfect will of God. So now God is authorized to send angels down to Sister Girl and get her out of the dilemma that she's in. Say amen to that. The Bible even says in Romans 8 that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, watch this, making intercession for us. Do you hear what I'm saying? When you can't even pray for yourself, Jesus is up there getting somebody to pray for you. This is miracle month. So now, the former reign, Jesus couldn't touch her. But look at the difference in the latter reign.
Let's go to Acts 13. Oh, Lord, you all got me preaching too hard here. All right, this is Paul now and disciples or the apostles now trying to get the Word out. And watch this, "And when they had gone through the Isle of Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus, which was with the deputy of the country". Now, one translation says governor, okay? So let's just look at this person as a high official in government. "Sergius Paulus, a prudent man, who called for Barnabas and Saul and desired to hear the Word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer, for so was his name being interpretation, withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith".
Now Satan wants people in high places. He wants people in high places. Why? Because people in high places effect a lot of people. But what you have to understand is that if you just serve God, he said, "I'm going to make your name great". He said, "Promotion doesn't come from the east or from the west or from the south. Promotion comes from the Lord". All right, look what it says, "Then Saul, who also was called", who? "Paul, filled with the", who? "Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him". Watch this, "And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now behold, the hand of the Lord", say "Hand of the Lord". "Is upon you and you shall not, you shall be blind not seeing the sun for a season and immediately there fell on him a midst and a darkness and he went about seeking somebody to lead him by the hand".
Whoa. This is a long ways from don't mess with him, let's just go somewhere else, uh-uh, uh-uh, it's the latter reign. And in the latter reign, judgment, justice. C'mon, somebody blocking you form what God has called you to do, c'mon somebody trying to stop the growth of your business. C'mon now, somebody trying to stop you from raising your kids like you're supposed to. It's God's vengeance coming int he latter days. So wherever you are being harassed you'll be harassed no longer. All you got to do is have faith in the vengeance of the Lord. Now look what he did, the Bible says, "He looked at it", but he said he was filled with the who? "Holy Ghost". So one of the Holy Ghost's main jobs is to execute vengeance for any of the enemies of the people of God, watch this, and nothing, nothing shall escape him. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing.
So he, Paul looked at him, watch this, you know, y'all following what I'm saying? You'll give me a close up of that God. Are y'all following what I'm saying? No you better put yourself in there. Notice who was conducting business, the Holy Ghost, but watch he had to still operate through a man. So your job is to yield to the Holy Ghost. Say amen. Can I show y'all one thing and you won't get scared? Let's look at 1 Samuel 25, this is when a man, Nabal, okay, Nabal, David asked Nabal for some food because David has his mighty men fighting a battle and Nabal really acted nasty. You know today it would be like this, "I ain't giving you nothing". You know what I mean? Just nasty. Y'all ever had that?
You have some people who are just nasty with you. And David told his men this, "Strap up", y'all know what that means? You know David was a warrior, David didn't take no much man, he says, "Y'all strap up". Because he just asked him for six little lambs or whatever have you because he had 3,000 flock. He said, "Can you give me some food for my people"? "No. I ain't giving you nothing". He said, "Okay, y'all strap up". Wow, I like it, I like this stuff man. I read this stuff sometime and I'm up there in my study just, whoa Lord Jesus yeah. Strap up, praise God. Strap up. Let's go get this stuff here. Alright, okay. I guess I'm getting a little wild here, I'm really not like that.
Okay, well what happened? What happened then? So what happened? Nabal's wife Abigail, she heard Nabal's response, she said, "Oh Lord", she said, "Let me sneak behind him and go get some food for those people". So Abigail goes and gets him food, and takes it to David, right but it's kind of interesting, God didn't forget that. He didn't like that. Look what it says here, it says in verse 38, "And it came to pass", about how many days after? "10 days that the Lord", what? "Smote Nabal", and what did he do? "He died". I'm telling you, you're in a season of the latter reign, people harassing you not going to harass you much longer.
Now watch what I'm saying about God, Now watch this. Why church, because this is true. He's a God of love. Ezekiel chapter 33, he's a God of love. Now just look what it says about him. He said this, he said say unto them, Ezekiel 33 and verse 11. Say unto them, as I live saith the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked should turn from his way. Come on, live. See what I'm saying. He's still a God of love, but you are going to make it to your destiny, and things standing in your way will have to either give way or they will be dealt with.