Bill Winston - Entering into Canaan
Let's go now to Deuteronomy chapter 6:10, "And it shall be when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which He swear unto thy fathers, to Abraham and to Isaac and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities which thou buildest not, and houses full of all good things which thou filleth not, and wells digged which thou diggest not, and vineyards and olive trees which thou plantest not. When thou shall have eaten and be full then beware lest though forget the Lord which brought thee fourth out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage".
Let's go over to Deuteronomy Chapter 11:21, "That your days may be multiplied and that the days of your children in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them as the days of heaven upon the Earth". Over in Joshua 5:9... Now as you know, Joshua has taken over from Moses. Moses brought them out of Egypt, Joshua is taking them into Canaan. Now, notice he was supposed to take the first bunch into Canaan, but there were some problems. He said this in Joshua 5:9, "And the Lord said unto Joshua, 'This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore, the name of the place is called Gilgal this day.'"
Now put it up there in the New Living. He said, "Then the Lord said unto Joshua, 'Today, I have rolled away the shame off you". See that slavery brought shame unto them, so he rolled it away. Now what does Canaan represent? Basically, Canaan represents the best of God, the highest of God. When I was a little kid, I remember having... There was a tricycle. I used to ride a tricycle and then I got a bicycle. See? Then in high school I got a motorcycle, but each time I moved up a notch.
Now, you know, and I know, you're going to have to really pedal to get that tricycle to do what that bicycle does. Am I right about that? I mean, you'll be a peddling, somebody trying to get that tricycle to go faster than that bicycle. Not only was the bicycle a bicycle, I eventually got a 10 speed. Man, now I'm moving. Then, I went to a motorcycle. My point to you is, is notice, I went on up. If you're going to expect higher things, you got to change the system. See, if I wanted a higher speed, I gotta change the system. Are you with me here? That's basically, moving into Canaan you're switching to another system and God would prefer Him to provide for your needs on a higher level.
So He will give you a scripture like this, Mark Chapter 11:24, "That whatsoever you desire, when you pray just believe you've received it and you shall have it". Notice the system there. I'm going to a higher system now. I've got to believe that I've received something I can't feel. Are you with me? Now, in that same system I've got to preach that system to you. See. When I preach it to you... Put it up Romans chapter 10:14. When I preach that system to you, you have to understand that you have to take it by faith. Here's what I might say. Watch this. "You can be a millionaire in a month". Right there, right there, if you're not on the system...
See, if you're try to use Egypt's system with Canaan benefits it's not gonna work for you. You need a high speed train. Come on. I take that tricycle, I could be peddling like a I don't know what and it's not going to go but so fast. I need to change the system. When I change to a bicycle, and a 10 speed, I can get me some speed. But, pretty soon that's going to be too slow for me. I've got to be a millionaire in a month. So what do I do? I switch the system again. Are you following what I'm saying? Canaan is the ultimate system for producing everything that you desire.
Watch this, and can produce it in a day. Now what did I tell you about 24 hours? That no situation you can be in that God cannot get you out of in? 24 hours. It doesn't make any difference what it is. I said, it doesn't make any difference what it is. Can He get you out of sickness in 24 hours? Say, "Amen". to this. I'm telling you it doesn't make any difference what... He get 24 hours. "Well, can He find me a man in 24"? I believe He can. I can't say for sure, but I believe He can do it. He said, "All things are possible to", who? Them that believe.
So it's amazing how many people in the church are trying to get into Canaan with Egypt's system, and you cannot do it. The giants will eat you alive, can't do it. So what we're doing is taking time and we're getting your system straight, getting your thinking straight, so that your paradigm will shift in terms of, "Hey, let me see how I've got to live so that I can get the best out of this life that God has for me". Say, "Amen". To that. Look what it says here in Romans. Romans 10:14, "How then shall they call on Him, who they've not believed? Well, how shall they believe on Him who they've not heard? Then how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach except he be sent"?
Now, over in Numbers 13:1 and 2, Moses sent out spies. He sent them out to spy out the land of Canaan. They went out, they came back. Now, they came back with a report. Two of them had a certain report, 10 of them had the other report. Say, "Amen". Somebody. All right. Now, look what he says in verse 30. I'll say, these are the two now. "And Caleb stilled the people before Moses and said, 'Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are well able to overcome it". Here's the other report, "But the men that went with him said, 'We be not able to go up against these people for they're stronger than we.'"
Now, wait a second. "Stronger than with we". Now, did God know that there were giants in the land? But who had God given the land to? The children of Israel. Say, "Amen". To this. Now, He understands what you're up against, but the battle is yours. Now, I shared something in the last service because this is a powerful truth. One of the things that was lost in the fall is righteousness consciousness. Righteousness consciousness. What mankind took on in the fall was sin consciousness. Took on idea of his weakness, of feeling inferior, or having a sense of guilt and shame. That's what he took on, and it has been passed on to generations. That's what happened in Egypt.
The Egyptians told the Israelites who you are and they believed it, it's happening today from people telling the minority who you are and they believe it. Well, who you are if you saved, you are God's child. Say, "Amen". To this. I'm just saying you can call me anything but late for dinner. No, you can call me, but I understand I know who I am. Is this the right bunch I've been waiting on? Now, here they are and now in Numbers 33, he says, "And there was all the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants. In their own sight was grasshoppers, and so were we in their sight".
So they saw themselves as what? Grasshoppers. God has given us precious promises. Now that's found in 2 Peter chapter 1, and starting at verse three, and he says this, "According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue, whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these, you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust or pressure". For me to go into Canaan and get my stuff, I've got to see myself like God sees me. I can't see myself climbing up the rough side of the mountain. I got to see myself as God sees me. Say amen to this. I am no longer to be pitied. Why? Because I'm the head. I'm not the tail. Come on now. I'm the lender, come on, and I'm not the borrower.
Now, here's the deal. Righteousness, now, I want to give you this because you're going to face some giants. And when you face giants, you've got to face them with the nature of God. Let me show you how this works. Are you ready? Look at Proverbs 30:30, "A lion which is strongest among beasts and turneth not away," come on help me, "from any". So this is Proverbs, book of wisdom, telling you a lion is the strongest, and a lion doesn't turn away from any. Now, I don't know whether you know anything about the nature of a lion, but I want to ask you something. Where did the lion get that attitude? I mean, who taught him not to turn away from any? You see what I'm saying? I'm saying nobody need to teach him that. A lion is not the biggest animal in the jungle. But he thinks he is.
Now that's very important now. You can't talk him out of thinking that he's not the king. You've seen a lion walk around. He walk around like he owns everything. You know, watch him, just kind of slowly move his head like I dare anybody to do anything. You know what I'm saying? Now, where did he get it? It's in his nature. You were born again with the nature of a ruler. You have it in your nature. Are you with me here? So, any other animal knows somehow, whether it's instinct or not, that a lion is not afraid of them, and they don't mess with him. They don't mess with him. He's the king of the jungle. And God has a nature in you called righteousness.
Now, when that nature is in you and you receive it, because it doesn't come in pieces, it all comes at once. Say amen. And all you got to do is receive it. And if you receive it, it will cause you to talk like God. Say Amen. It will cause you to think like God. Watch this. It will cause you to act like God. 1st Samuel chapter 17. Here's David and David is going up against Goliath. Look what it says here. Then said David to the Philistine, "You're coming to me with a sword, with a spear and with a shield, but I'm coming to you in the name of the Lord of hosts. The God of the armies of Israel whom you have defied". This day, not next week, not a month from now. Come on, this 24 hours will the Lord deliver you in to my hand. I'm going to smite you I'm going to cut your head off. I'm bleeding myself. I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day to the fouls of the air and to wild beast of the earth that all the earth may know that there is a God in Living Word Christian Church.
See, he didn't need anybody else to fight the battle with him. If you've got God you are a majority. And if you've got his nature you can say it and God will do it. Anyone who is righteous and knows what righteousness means becomes Satan's master. Jesus was the sample son, meaning he came to show you how Adam functioned before the fall and he came to let you know he said over in John chapter 14 verse 12, the things that I did shall you do also and greater works in ye shall you do because I'm going to the Father.
Now, I'm saying whatever Jesus did, you supposed to do. So, Jesus had mastery over nature. He stopped the storm, didn't he stop the storm? He had master over death, didn't he raise people from the dead? He even raised Lazarus from the dead whose body was starting to decompose but he knew who he was. I said he knew who he was. From this day you going to know who you are. The days for you being pitied are over. You are an owner. Say amen. You are a million, billion, trillion. Glory to God. You got that right. There's spirit in you and creativity will flow through you like water. Get that righteousness spirit in you and you'll never sense another lack. Why? Because righteousness puts you in perfect fellowship with the father.
I told you one time we were coming from Minnesota and my son was in the front seat of something I'm trying to remember all it was but anyway we stopped to get some little food and a little beverage and my beverage was in the cup holder and so forth. I had gone in and he ate all of his and I'm eating and we were driving and I see a hand reach over there and get my stuff. I said, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa. What you doing"? Oh I just wanted a sip. Well, ask somebody. See he didn't ask me because whatever's mine. You are a joint heir with Jesus. Whatever is his, me too. Now that's what I'm saying. You can't go any other place or places and listen to somebody talking you down because the problem with the first bunch was leadership. It was leadership. It was people that were entrusted to lead the people, to tell them the truth. How will they know without a preacher?
So the preachers wouldn't preach it. The preachers wouldn't preach. They don't like it. The enemy was using them. Why? Jesus said they're blind leaders of the blind and if the blind lead the blind, everybody falls into the ditch. Folks, let me tell you, when you start preaching this, something happens. The devil tries to stir up everything to come against you. But I got news for him. If God be for me, there is nobody that going to stand against Bill Winston. Now stop making excuses. "Well they don't like me down there". Buy the place. Stop thinking you special. That somehow God is letting them, whatever they do to you. No, no, no. God is no respect to a person. He said in every nation he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is accepted with him. The things that he's got for you will cause you to live large. Say Amen.
You know there were giants in the land. Can you imagine the bathroom couldn't be no little old bathroom that you can almost get into. Ain't no giant into that size bathroom. He need a bathroom that's big with three nozzles in the shower. And so forth don't look at yourself physically, because I'm telling you, I've seen people. I remember lady came up to me, she was talking powerful and God, had something, but a tooth, teeth in the front were missing, but she didn't know it. Are you following what I'm saying? I'm saying don't be so hard on yourself, but put the pressure on the covenant, because God promised you some things. Come on, your hair may not be just right. But Ruth, when she got Boaz, she had not just come from the hairdresser. Ruth had on some poverty clothes, but when Boaz road by, he looked down and said, "Who is that" and I said, "Hey I like her".
Now, she didn't have her nails done, come on help me now, she didn't have her hair done. Come on now. I'm just saying you may not have everything right, but when God before you, come on, when you got righteousness flowing through you like a mighty stream, there's nothing you can't do. There's no place you can go and there's nothing you can't have. Now I'm saying we're going into Canaan, how many are going? Your only ticket is faith. That's your only ticket, but we're going in and we going to get what belongs to you.