Bill Winston - The Comforter Has Come
Over in Psalm chapter 91, look what it says here. They shall there shall be no evil before you, neither shall any plague come nigh your dwelling. Thou shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilent that walks in darkness, nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand shall fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but this disease shall not come nigh you. Only with your eyes shall you behold to see the reward of the wicked. Why? Because you have made the Lord, which is your refuge, even the most high, come on, your habitation. There shall no, no evil, no evil befall you. Neither shall any come nigh your dwelling. For He shall give His angles charge over you, and they're going to what?
Let me first define the anointing. The anointing, which is mainly what we're talking about, is the empowerment to perform at a supernatural level, to attain extraordinary results. Now, God had his blessing or anointing on Abraham. Now, he is telling Abraham that anything that comes against you is going to have to pay the price and I'm saying to you that this same thing goes for me. That no weapon formed against me is going to prosper and every tongue that shall rise against me in judgment shall be condemned.
Now, look what happened to Abraham, let's go on down in Chapter 12, now and it's going down and see as Abraham started his journey, because in Verse 4 it says, "And Abraham departed". All right, so as we're going down here, Genesis 12:14 and look what it says here, it says, "And it came to pass that when Abraham was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair and the princes also, the leaders, of Pharaoh saw her and then commended her before Pharaoh". "Pharaoh, there's a good looking women out there somewhere". "And the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house and he entreated Abraham well for her sake. And he had sheep and oxen and asses and menservants and maidservants and sheasses and camels. And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with a great plague, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife".
Now, here is Pharaoh... This deed that he's doing here is not something that God sanctions and so now because of Abraham's faith in following God based on Gods covenant promise to him, now God is going to protect Abraham, and not only Abraham but his family and his seed. Lord, have mercy. So now here is Pharaoh, all of a sudden Pharaoh is being plagued, now Pharaoh woke up, he said, "What is this you have done to me"? And had it so that Abraham, he put Abraham out, told him, "Take all the stuff you want and let's get on out of the country".
And look what Abraham had when he came out. This is found in Genesis 13:1 and he said, "And Abraham went out of the Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had and Lot with him unto the south. And Abraham was very rich, very rich". Say, "Me too". "In cattle, in silver and in gold". Now, because he had to put it down there because some people think, "Well, he's spiritually rich". No, no, he had moolah, he had things, he had stuff, okay? No. This is interesting because I'm just going to give you a revelation that I get, I'm going to teach you from that.
It's kind of interesting here that he said in Verse 17, "And the Lord plagued Pharaohs house, because of Sarah, his wife. And Pharaoh called Abraham and said, 'What is this that thou has done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was your wife? Why saideth thou, "She is my sister"? So I might have taken to me to wife? Now, therefore behold thy wife. Take her and get out of here'". No, don't. "And go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him".
Now, how did he know that that was because of Abraham's wife? Now, I'm just kind of putting myself in that situation, that maybe his sorcerers told him, said, "This thing is not"... No. Can I take you to a depth that I'm at? He knew that this was not coming from the snakes that he worshiped. He knew this. He knew this. This wasn't some evil somebody plaguing him, because they couldn't or they wouldn't. And if you knew anything about the pharaohs they had a snake on the thing and symbolizing their well... back in the garden really. But, my point to you is; it's even back there he was spiritually sensitive enough to know that this shouldn't happen to him. You all with me?
Now, I'm saying this because you got born again, you're going to be... Well, let's go to scripture first. Let's go to John 14:14, and look what it says here, he says, "If you shall ask anything in my name I will do it". Who's talking here? Jesus, all right, next verse, "If you love me; keep my commandments. I will pray the Father and he'll give you another Comforter. That he may abide with you Forever". Who is the comforter? The Holy Spirit. "Even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him, but you know him for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you. And I will not leave you comfortless and I'll come to you".
Now, who was leading the disciples and taking them and teaching them? Who was that? Jesus. Now he's saying, "You're going to get another teacher. And Church, I'm going to the Father and send you back another teacher. Going to be The Holy Ghost and he's going to teach you some things". So you're in here and you're being taught by the anointing of God, because the anointing of God is what God gives you to do Gods work, that he doesn't want you to preach without that anointing. He doesn't want you to do anything as a believer without the anointing of God, because it's going to give you extraordinary results.
Now, he goes to John Chapter 17, and in John Chapter 17, starting at Verse 14, he says, "I have given them my word and the world has hated them because they are not of the world". Say, "I'm not of the world". Say, "I'm in the world. Not of the world". He said, "Even as I'm not of the world". Watch this, "I pray not that you should take them out of the world". So he's not praying that you leave here, "But that thou should keep them from the evil". I call it diplomatic immunity. I'm saying that Satan cannot touch you with evil. Didn't I say that? You know I used to pray a wrong prayer, I said, "Every virus and disease and germ that touches my body dies instantly".
Well, that ain't the scriptures, the scripture says, "No evil shall befall you, neither shall any plague come now you're..." It didn't say it was going to touch you, see I'm praying the wrong prayer. No wonder I'm coming down with some sniffles, see I'm praying the wrong prayer? See? And I'm just saying just a little slip of the tongue you can open up the door for Satan to do things that Satan had not had authority to do. All right. Now, I'm saying to you that Pharaoh had a spiritual sensitivity, or his sorcerers, that they sensed that this was a work of the God of Abraham. This is a work of the God of Abraham.
Now, God is sending you places, he is on purpose planting the righteous among the wicked and some of them are not going to like you, and they're not disliking you because you black. They dislike you because you saved. Now, I'm trying to help somebody now because you own this trip. Listen, once you get saved; you're in a whole nother category and I'm just here to tell you right now that there are people going to hate you and don't know why they hate you and the reason why they hate you and don't know why is because you're full of God. And when you're full of God the Devil hates you and he wants to find a way to get you out of the way.
Now, I'm saying your spiritual sensitivity should take you above some thing that you think is racial or you think is this or that, sure enough they got that out there, but your biggest area is going to be; because the Devil doesn't like you. Now, the problem that he has is he can't stop you, because everything you do is going to prosper and God's going to always cause you to triumph so you don't win a few-lose a few, you win everything and if you win everything you've got anointing of promotion of you, that your promotion doesn't come from the East or from the West, it comes from God and as God raises you up the enemy's going to be mad about it. Do you hear what I'm saying? So you are on your way to the top.
Now, when you go into those areas you have to be aware that every system, institution, culture, environment, legislation, codes, conduct, regulations and policies must adjust themselves to accommodate your divine purpose. I said must adjust themself. This is Bible, this is something because, greater is he that is in you, come on, than he that is in the world. Every believer must know the level of power redemption has conferred upon him or her. You must know it. It doesn't make any difference, look at Esther, here is Esther and now she go before the government, before the King, the King really represents the government and tell the King not to have that law go through that's going to slay or kill all the Jews at a certain time the next year. Well, she didn't want to go.
Well, Mordecai says something to Esther, he said, "Esther, girl". I had to put that in there, I didn't like that, he said, "Now, I know you don't want to go". I want get to find it and read it, it's found in Esther 4:14, "For if thou altogether hold your peace at this time then shall their enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from some other place. But you and your fathers house shall be destroyed and who knoweth whether thou has come into the kingdom for such a time as this"?
Now, that's not just talking about Esther, that's talking about you because there are ungodly laws being made. And one of the reasons why they're being made is because the church lost it's voice, the church lost a knowledge of who it was and what it had to fight with. And I'm telling you; I'm bringing it back. I'm letting you know that you've got the vengeance of the Lord and the vengeance of the Lord won't only stop spells from coming at you, but it'll stop governments from trying to torment you. Everything that's tormenting, harassing you is going to be put down. It doesn't make any difference what it is or how big it is. Say, "Amen to that".
Now, a reason why I focus in on and realize what he said now, he said, "Wait a minute, if you don't go; God's going to pick somebody else". Now, what does that mean? That means that before you came into this earth God had an assignment for you. I said before you hit your mother's womb, I shouldn't say it like that, before you came into your mother's womb God had already had assignment for you. He had a purpose for your being here, come on, he had an assignment that he wanted you to fulfill, are you with me here? He knew everything that he wanted to do, he had wisdom laid up for you and everything. But if you don't go; he will find somebody else. I told God, "Don't find nobody else; I'm your man. Don't go to anybody else".
All right, now let's go back to this spiritual sensitivity again, because there's something wrong here in the camp, there's something wrong here. See because we haven't been spiritually sensitive, and because we haven't been spiritually sensitive the Devil's been walking off with stuff. Come on. Come on, some of you all should've been married by now. Oh Lord, have mercy, let me do something else. I'm only saying that some should've had businesses, some should've had this, some should've had that, some should've had this and that and this and that, but the Devil used sorcery, he used spiritual spells, he used all the things, the weapon because they're still looking for something natural. They think it's something natural holding them back. There's nothing natural holding you back, nothing natural is that powerful, but when Satan comes in he comes in with spiritual wickedness and he comes in to stop you from fulfilling the assignment that God has for your life. Say, "Amen to that".
And that sickness just didn't happen, that sickness came as a result of a demonic spell that was cast, come on now help me, now I'm saying to you, "I know we did some things wrong, I know we did this and so forth. But you saved now". And I'm telling you most of the things that are happening against the church are not happening because it just happened to happen, it was just a coincidence, oh I didn't. No, no. The enemy was behind it. Here I was, we were in Sister Beverly's house, we came to Chicago with $200 and do you know we stayed with her about seven months? I said, "Wait a minute, we got to get out here".
Now, what are we trying to do? We have been saving money, every time the money would be eaten up, because something would happen to the car, the kids would need the money, but we couldn't save it. We're trying in the natural, so notice they were going over to the other side in a ship and here comes a storm, where? Out of nowhere! Out of nowhere it's the same storm that tore down Job's house and killed his kids. It's the same Devil! But because the church has lost it's spiritual sensitivity it think, "Well, we just got a weather problem". You have no weather problem, you got a demon problem and you going to fix it. Folks, and so what happened? We try to save it and save it, pretty soon I got fed up, I said, "Wait a minute, something's wrong with this".
See, this Pharaoh, see he immediately detected, he said, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. This is not from the Demon-God I serve. This came from another God". And he said, "Wait a minute, Abraham, why did you trick me"? See? He found out, see? Because he was just... I'm just saying we need our discerning back. Come on. We need to know, wait a minute, that wasn't the cause of that, the cause of that was right here. And even in profession today, because people have gotten away from God, they think it just happened or this here, or it runs in their family. Now you in a new family, it don't run in your family. Every gene in your family is doing exactly what it's been programmed to do by Almighty God. Folks, you should be rich by now.
Can I share a scripture with you? That God gave me? Can I share it with you? All right, when I read this to you don't choke, when I read this to you it's because God gave it to me. Here's what it says, "You will never have any need that God cannot meet in a day". Now, you think about it, whether it's a healing need, come on, whether it's a money need, come on now, tuition for the kid, come on, "You will never have a need that God cannot meet in a day". Say, "I'll take mine now".
See, we have been programmed. We got to now get the mind of who? Christ! And the mind of Christ is expressed in Luke 18:8 and listen to what he said that how God will deliver you, "I tell you that he will avenge them speedily". Speedily, the same day. The same day, the same day. The woman said, "My kid's about to be taken". The man of God said, "What have you got in your house"? She said, "I don't have anything but a little oil". He said, "That's good, go buy a vessel, don't borrow a few. Come on in and shut the door". Started pouring the oil, she poured the oil, got done with the oil, she said, "Now, what do I do now"? He said, "Go sell the oil and pay your debt and live you and your kids on the rest".
Now, notice what was doing all the talking, it wasn't the man; it was the anointing on the man. See, the anointing was telling him how to fix your problem in a day, and before you had that anointing you couldn't fix a problem in a day. But the anointing will fix your problem in a day. I'm going to give you one more thing. Every word you believe releases virtue for performance. Mary; you're going to have a baby. And this is Luke 1:35, "And Mary said to the angel when the angel said that and he said the Holy Ghost was going to come on you and the power of the highest shall overshadow you, therefore that also the holy thing that shall be born of you shall be called the son of"... Who?
Mary you're not going to have just a baby, you're going to have the son of God. He said, "Behold the covenant of Elizabeth, she has also conceived in her old age and this is the sixth month with her, for with God nothing shall be impossible". Next verse, "And Mary said behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word". Now, if you would, go all the way down to Verse 45, and this is what Elizabeth said, "Blessed is she that believeth for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord". So I said you can be out of debt by...
Now you got to understand, when your prophet says this; you got to believe that. And when you believe that; it will be a performance. Look what it says in Numbers 22:19, "God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent as he said, and shall he not do it, has he spoken and shall he not make it good". Who's going to make it good? What is your job? Believe, and that is it! That is it! They'd didn't get into that promised land in Hebrews 4 because they didn't believe and all you got to do is believe. You're sitting up here looking real intelligent, but do you believe? Do you believe God can heal you? Do you believe when the doctor said that you can't have a child? You will have a child! Do you believe that you can get married by this time next year? Do you believe? And I'm telling you that's all it is and if you believe; you'll see a performance.
Oh yeah, it's good to have the truth. I heard somewhere that the truth will make you free. All right, next scripture let's go to John's gospel. John chapter 14. If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. Who's speaking here? Say his name louder. All right, if you love me, keep my commandments. He says over in first John that his commandments are not grievous, he won't ask you to, he's not asking you to run to 26.2 mile marathon. He's just asking you to love the one who's sitting next to you.
All right? And I'll pray the Father, he'll give you another comforter, that's what we are now. That He may abide with you forever. Even the Spirit of truth in the world cannot receive because it seeth Nim neither knoweth Him, but you know Him for He dwelleth with you and shall be what? In you. All right, so the comforter has come. Say the comforter has come. Okay. He's dwelling with you and shall be in you.
Let's go over to Luke's Luke's gospel, chapter 18. And he spake a parable unto them to this end. That men ought to always pray, and not to faint. Saying, there was in a city a judge which feared not God neither regarded man. And there was a widow in that city, and she came into him, saying, avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for a while, but afterward, he said within himself, though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her less by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, hear what the unjust judge sayeth. And shall not God avenge his own elect which cry day and night unto him? Though he bear long with him, I tell you he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the son of man cometh, shall he find faith where? On the Earth.
All right. Now, we're in this area called comforting Zion. Let's get the first principle first settled. And that's coming from Romans chapter 10, and verse 11 first. He says, well the scripture sayeth, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Let's try the CEV translation. The scripture says, no one who has faith will be disappointed. Number 11. As the scriptures tell us, anyone who trusts in Him will never be disgraced. Now that's powerful. Because what it's trying to do is encourage you that you can act on God's Word, and it will work. And it will work.
Now, this... Let's go down to Romans chapter 10, verse 14. And he talks about now the prophet, the prophetic word that comes forth. How then shall they call on him and whom they have not believed, and how they shall believe on him whom they've not heard, and how shall they hear without a who? Preacher. And how shall they preach except they be sent? Verse 17, so that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. So if I preach something, and you believe it, you'll not be ashamed. I recall, I spoke a word, and I said, why don't you get a debt, and we're going to get that debt canceled by Christmas.
Now, you don't have to wait till Christmas. You can get it canceled tomorrow. Or within 24 hours. I'm talking about a 24 hr anointed God. Yeah, because God that's what do to debt cancellation. Now how do we find that out? We found out that he'll perform what he said. And what he said may come from a prophetic Word, or he may give you a word of prophecy from the Word of God. 2 Peter, chapter 1. And he talks about in verse 18, "And this voice, which came from heaven, which we heard when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy. Where unto ye do well that you take heed as unto a light that shineth in a dark place until the day dawn, and the day star arrives in your hearts". Just hold on.
So what happens? Let's go back and put it together. So here's God. And God is speaking. And God said... No, before I get there, let's take what happened in the wilderness. In Numbers, chapter 13. Numbers 13 is where the 12 spies came back and gave their report. Two of them said this: they still the people, Caleb's still the people before Moses and said, "Let us go up and once possess it, for we're well able to overcome it". Talking about the giants. And then he said, "But the men that went up with him said, we be not able to go up against these people for they are stronger than we"!
Now notice what he's doing. He's actually saying this won't work for us, even though it may be the will of God, it won't work for us because we have seen these people, and they are mighty and strong, and too strong for us. Now, if I go down here, in Hebrews chapter 4, and verse 6, he said, "Seeing therefore, it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in" because of what? Unbelief. Now, here's what we said about believing. We said this last time. That once you believe, it provokes God's virtue to perform it. Once you believe, now let's start back, looking at Mary again. Mary, Luke, chapter 1. And he says here in verse 34: "Then said Mary unto the angel, how shall this be, seeing I know not a man"?
Now the angel just told her she's going to have the Son of God. And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Ghost shall come on you, and the power of the highest shall overshadow you. And therefore, also, the holy thing that shall be bought of you shall be" what? Be called the Son of God. "And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age, and this, the six months with her, who is called barren. For with God, nothing shall be impossible". Now we're going to tell you why he says that. Mary said, "Behold a handmaiden of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy Word, and the angel departed from her".
So angel's gone. Now she goes down to Elizabeth's house. Verse 45. Here's Elizabeth. And blessed is she that believed. That's Mary she's talking about. For there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. See? Blessed is she that believe. Because if you believe there's going to be a performance from the Lord. See, all you got to do is believe that I said you can have one debt canceled, at least one. Didn't say what size it has to be. Could be mortgage or it could be some little credit card. It doesn't make any difference, I said by Christmas.
Now, in 2 Chronicles 20 and 20, and there rose up in the morning and went forth to the wilderness of Tekoa, and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat, the King Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, oh Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem. Believe in the Lord, dear God, and so shall you be established. Believe His prophets", and what will happen to you? You'll prosper. Now notice, prophets or preachers. 12 came back, two of them told him the truth. Let us go up at once, possess, we're well able. The other 10 didn't tell the truth. They said, "Hey ,we can't go up against these people".
Now understand, they weren't going to do the fighting. They were going to do the believing. God was going to do the fighting. So look what happened to them in Numbers chapter 14. Look what happened to these that went and went against what God said. He said that even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, what? Died by a plague before the Lord. Because they were used to haul three million people in the wilderness. See they preach something that was logical. Folks, most of what you read that Jesus did is not logical. Human logic. Your mind, it doesn't even go in that kind of thought pattern. Tell me your mind think of where you need some joy juice that you got some water in these vessels, and if you just dip this water out and take it to the governor by the time he gets it it will be turned to wine. He's a man four days dead and stinking, body decomposing, and you just called him up out of it.
Now these things are not meant for the natural mind, they're meant for God and the mind of Christ. Now let's keep going now. So in Genesis, chapter 1. Let's just see how he does the impossible. In the beginning, God created the what? Heaven and the Earth. The Earth was without form and void, darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, and God said, "Let there be" what? Light. And what? There was light. Now look at the verse before that. And the Spirit of the Lord moved upon the face of the waters. Now understand the Earth was water. So the Spirit of God moved upon this water. Y'all with me? What happened while He was moving? Nothing. Nothing. When did something happen? When God spoke! That's when something happened.
Now did God believe what He spoke? Go to John, chapter 1. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by who? Him, who? God, who? That was nothing first but the Word. And everything was made by the Word. But when you saw the Spirit moving over the face of the water, He was just moving. But He was waiting on something. The Word. Why? Because His job is to manifest. Got it? So what did the angel tell Mary. Mary, she said, "How's this going to happen to me"? He said, "The Holy Ghost is going to come on you".
Well, what's the Holy Ghost's job? To manifest. She had the Word. That woman read that over there that a virgin shall concieve. I know she did. She was a worried woman, you could see it on there in that same scripture, chapter. But my point to you is, is that look at John chapter 1 and verse 14, he said, "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us". Now what we saying now? The Word took flesh. See? The Word, the Bible says in Luke chapter 8 and verse 11, the seed is the Word of God. The Word of God is the seed. 1 Peter chapter 1, and verse 23: being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible by the what? Word of God.
Word of God is incorruptible seed. Now, what is it going to do? It's going to be planted. And once a seed is planted, like planted in Mary's womb, once that happened, a baby starts growing. She'll say, "How's this going to happen to me? I don't know a man". He said, "No, no, no. The Holy Ghost is going to come on you". Now I want you to... You stay with me. God doesn't have to find a solution. He creates one. See, He doesn't have to go anywhere to find anything, he just creates anything he wants.
Now I'm telling you this because this is precisely the way you're going to do greater works! Are you with me? So here is this, the seed, and the seed comes into Mary, and next thing you know, here's the seed, now what's happening? The seed takes what it needs. And what I said, did I said, if the seed needs calcium, it will take calcium off the teeth. And this lady corrected me, she said, after the service she corrected me very kindly. She said, "Pastor, it takes it from the bone". I said, "Got it, okay, got it. Well I'm in the neighborhood somewhere". So if there's calcium on your bone, and that baby growing inside of a woman needs that calcium, that baby won't ask for it. That baby takes it.
Now this is very important, because God's going to plant you in a certain community as a seed! You must see this, this is the greater works we're talking about here, now! So here is God. Now He is going to take you and plant you as a seed. So Jesus talked about that, he talked about it by parable, because they wanted just the people of God to understand it. Matthew's gospel, Matthew, chapter 13. Another parable putting forth to them saying that the kingdom of Heaven is likened to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and he sowed in his field. Which indeed is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree so that the birds of the air come and lodge under the branches thereof. In other words, becomes the greatest influence.
Now let me just... let's see what this means. So you become the seed. And God deliberately plants the righteous among the wicked. Why? Because He's going to convert them. He's not only convert them, He's going to change the whole culture. So now as He sows His people in those places, we've got to stay connected with our source because we're going to have to develop what it takes to grow in that environment. We going to have to develop something. We're going to have to develop ourselves in the anointing that he speaks about in Isaiah 11 and 2. And he talks about, and it's the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him. That's four miracles.
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding and the Spirit of counsel and might, and the Spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord. The Fear of Lord is going to give you a love for what God loves and a hatred for what God hates. Now what I said is that if you believe what God says, then it will provoke the virtue for its performance. And that whatever God does for you, he can do the same day. And that's a 24 hour anointing, the same one he used to create the world.