Bill Winston - Christ in You
Welcome to the Believer's Walk of Faith, this is Pastor Bill Winston, where we walk by faith and not by sight. Praise God. Well today's teaching, we share with you one of the reasons why a lot of people don't reach their destiny and the reason why is because of what we're teaching in this vital message, the anointing. You see, Christ means the anointed one in his anointing. And that anointing is on you. Once that anointing is on you and in you, let me tell you, nothing can stop you. It doesn't make any difference who you are. It doesn't make any difference what you've got, where you start, doesn't make any difference what your background is. Doesn't make any difference. You are headed to your destiny. That's the power of the anointing. Now, get your Bibles and pencils and papers ready. Let's go into this teaching now. Learn more about this anointing. Let's go into it, it's called Christ in You, volume two.
You've got Christ where? In you. And what you've accomplished now is a joke compared to what you can do. Now I'm just saying think about it. When God made the church, he made the church so powerful, I mean, you're not supposed to be fighting bills all the time. You're not supposed to be fighting depression. You're not supposed to be... I'm not coming down if that's a thing that's happening, but I'm here to tell you that God has a higher life that we supposed to be living because of what's under the hood of your covering here. Over in Genesis 12:2 in the amplified, "And I will make you", he's talking to you now, "A great nation and I will do bless you with abundant increase of favor and make your name famous and distinguished and you will be a blessing".
So you are supposed to be famous by now for whatever you do. Well what has been happening? What's been happening either is that the anointing has not been preached or the antichrist has been getting in and stealing that anointing because of anger, because of racism, because of whatever and causing that anointing not to work. Don't shout me down because I'm preaching good. So what is the result of not having that anointing to function? People have never reached their destiny, never reach the maximum of what they can do in this life, and also, lives have never been touched. When you got that anointing on you, it draws people to you. It takes you to problems that you can lift burdens off of people and also when that anointing is on you, when the anointing is not there, it's not been that fulfillment.
When people die and leave this earth, you see them talking about, oh, I wish I would have... boy I had a chance, I never did this, I should have done that. All kinds of fulfillment that's not there at the end of life. When that anointing is not working, you'll find that you're not even leaving an inheritance to your children's children. Folks, there should be enough in the bank that your children won't have the struggle, they can live better than you. Don't shout me down because I'm preaching good. And also, when that anointing is on you, it gives you a possibility lifestyle. In other words, others will see it on you and when they see it on you, they'll be drawn to that anointing. They'll see the value in it. Say amen to that.
Also, when that anointing is on you, opportunities will never pass by you. You'll see that opportunities will be drawn to you and all the opportunities that will be drawn to you, you will be open to opportunities that you've never been open to before. Also, when that anointing is not working like it should, you don't command the respect of an unbeliever. Some how you're sitting in the same doctors office, I'm just saying, don't shout me down because I'm preaching good. I ask you to fasten your seatbelt because what you're gonna do from now on is that anointing is gonna kick in. You're gonna take your foot and put it all the way down there. You're gonna see what this thing will really do. Say amen to that.
Look at Jesus. He's constantly moving them into that anointing, see because they're trying to live only by their flesh. And he said in Mark 16, if you go over there with me, please. In Mark 16, starting at verse 15. "And he said unto them, 'Go unto all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth on me and is baptized shall be saved. He that believe not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe. In my name, they shall cast out devils. They shall speak with new tongues and they shall take up serpents. And if they drink any deadly thing, it won't hurt them".
Now this is not talking about going out and drinking a fifth of liqueur somewhere and just say it won't hurt me. "They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall"... This is not written to the preacher. It's written to the reacher. It's written to people who are in a church. The word church comes from the Greek word ecclesia, which means called out ones. You didn't choose him. We said in John 15 in verse 16, "You didn't choose him, for he chose you and ordained you that you will go out and bring forth fruit".
You, with that anointing on you, are never supposed to run from a problem. You're supposed to run to problems because you're supposed to be operating so high, above people that don't... come on now. Get your foot on the accelerator. It's time to pump this thing. It's in you already. It's called potential. Potential is simply hidden abilities. God would never tell you to govern the earth if you didn't have the potential to do it.
Isaiah 9:6, "And unto a us a child is born, unto us a son is given. And the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. And of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, to order it. Say order it. And to establish it with judgment and with justice from hence forth, even forever, the zeal of the Lord of host will perform this". That's what he said, the government shall be upon his, what? Shoulder. The number of government is 12. That's why he chose 12 disciples. And where will it be? Upon his shoulder.
See, the government of God, the church, is the governing arm of the kingdom. Wherever you go, subdue systems. Watch this, change legislation. Oh yes, in the last days, one of the major targets of attack, demonic attack is going to be the justice system. But you coming to change laws. Now wait a minute, don't say you can't do it, because he never would have told you that you can do it. But he said, I'm giving to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. And what, nothing.
All right, let's look at 1 John 2:18, one more time please. "Little children, it is the last time. As you have heard, the antichrist shall come. Even now are there many antichrist whereby we know that it is the last time". So the antichrist comes to steal the what? The anointing. Stop that anointing because that's the thing that he's got to stop. Now, one of the things that can stop the anointing is you not believe and trusting in God's Word. All right?
Now I think in the last days, it's going to be all about the anointing. The devil is trying to stop the church because you are starting to rise and he does not like it. All right, let's look at 1 Timothy 2:1, he says, "I exhort therefore that first of all, supplications, prayers, intersessions, and giving of thanks be made for some men". Oh thank you for correcting me, "All men. For kings and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness", come on, "And honestly". Keep going. "For this is good". Say this is good. "And acceptable in the sight of God, our Savior, who will have all men to be saved". Glory to God. I had to break that out. "And come to the knowledge of the truth".
All right, now God is sovereign. Isaiah 45, God is sovereign. What does sovereign mean? It means all powerful. He is above everything. "I am the Lord and there is non else. There is no God beside me. I girdeth thee and though thou has not known me, that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord and there is none else. I formed the light, and I create darkness. I, make peace, and I create evil. I the Lord, do all these things". Leave that in place, please. Now notice what he said. He said, "I formed the light, and I create darkness".
The Bible says over in 1 John that in him is no darkness at all. God doesn't create what doesn't come out of him. So, what he's saying here, I formed the light, and I allow darkness. Because it's in the permissive in the Hebrew. I make peace, and I create evil. Well if God created evil, he couldn't get on you for lying and creating evil. No, it means he allows evil. And he said, "I the Lord do all these things". Now I want you to go to Isaiah 33. Say God is sovereign. Now this scripture is where we get in our constitution, the three branches of government. This is human government. For the Lord is our who? Judge. The Lord is our what else? Law giver. The Lord is our, who? King. And what will he do? He will save us.
All right, let's go to these three. He's a judge. That is the judicial branch of government, the Supreme Court. He is a law giver. That is congress. That is where laws now are made. He is our king. That is the executive branch of government and that is the president that is the last signature signing something into law. Got it? So this country was ordered under those three. Got it? Now, when that happens, now God tells us about who to pray for. And in 1 Timothy 2:1 again, he tells you who to pray for. "I exhort therefore that first of all, supplication prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men". Watch this. "For kings and all that are in authority".
Now, do we have a king in this country. No, what do we have? We have a president. Now are we supposed to pray for our president. Why? Because God said so. Now, wait a minute, don't get it twisted. He didn't ask for your opinion. And he doesn't want it. You said, well wait a minute, I just don't feel I have to do that. Who are you? 2 Corinthians 5:20, please, who are you? He said this, "Now that we are ambassadors for Christ, you are a government official sent from a kingdom and you are only authorized to do the will of your king. The will of your king says you will pray for all that are in authority". I told you to fasten your seatbelt. See, I don't have a choice. It makes no difference. He's not changing. Proverbs 21. Look what he says in Proverbs 21:1, "The king's heart is in the hands", come on, "Of the Lord, as the rivers of water, he turneth it whether so ever he will".
See, when they got in that position, their heart is now gonna be controlled by God. Watch this, watch this, who is going to respond to the intercession of the people of God. You don't pray, he don't do nothing. And you gonna have a rough life. I don't care who's in there because whoever gets in there, the devil is after him. A place of the seat of authority like the president, that place is bombarded daily with demon spirits. Now, stop this complaining why? Because over in Ecclesiastes 10, it says this, "Curse not the king". I'm gonna leave that right there. I'm telling you the way that the enemy is trying to stop the church is to get you first to hate each other, and then get you hating on somebody who in fact, if they're put there, you got a petition with God who is the judge, that he can turn a river which ever way he wants to turn it.
Look at Daniel in Daniel 6. See, a lot of preachers don't have the courage to preach this. I'm not saying I'm somebody special, but when you come in here, you gonna get it straight with no chaser. You gonna get the Gospel with no flares on it. You gonna get it just like it is in the book, and I'm telling you right now that you got a choice to make after I lay this on you. You can either flow with God or you can decide to go with some group that you've been hearing and television that you've been watching.
I got good news for you. God's got a destiny for you and if you want to reach it, you gonna do it God's way. You gonna do it God's way, brothers and sisters. I have tried to do it my way, that road gets raw, it gets hard, it gets tough. You find you got bills, you can't pay them. You can't seem to settle down, your kid's running crazy, I'm just telling you, you let God go, he'll let you go. You come back to God, he'll come back to you. He doesn't care what you think. I ain't coming back in here, yes you are.
You know why you're coming back? Because you love the truth. You might get mad at it right now, but you were like I was when I went to that church on the North side and I saw this man of God preaching and you know, he was a white man, and I'd never been to a white church with a white man preaching, I was brought up in a black baptist church and I'd never been and I said, "I don't know, this man trying to trick these people".
So each time, I'd move closer to the front, I'd move closer to the front to see. I said, "I'm going to see the whites of his eye". I got so close to the front, he said, "All right, somebody need to be saved. If you need to be saved, get in this line. If you need to be healed, get in this line. If you need the Holy Ghost, get in this line". I said, "Oh, Lord, what line do I need to get in"? And so I got in the Holy Ghost line. The man of God laid hands on me. Pow, the power of God hit me, I fell out under the power of God, I got up, and it felt like somebody was having a party in my stomach. I said, "Man", I said, "I got some".
I went home and told my friend, "Hey, man, I got the Holy Ghost". They said this, "You got a ghost"? I said, "No, I got the Holy Ghost, man". It changed my life from that day to this one because I got the power of God and it removed the burdens and it destroyed the yokes. You better hear what I'm telling you. There's some people in here, you've been baptized in water but you have never had the Holy Ghost and when you don't have the Holy Ghost, you're missing part of the power because it's going to remove things that have been choking your mind and keeping you in darkness. Now give God some praise off of this. I am unapologetic about the Gospel because it is the power of God unto salvation. To everybody that will believe it.