Bill Winston - Faith Puts You In Command - Part 2
Fear tolerated is faith contaminated. I'll try it again. Fear tolerated is faith contaminated. And when faith is contaminated, just like anything else, it won't work. So the enemy tries, one of his shots is to try to shoot you with panic or fear or something. It's going to happen to me so-forth and so on. And the Bible even talks about love that, that, perfect love casts out fear. So one man said you can tell, you know, when people are not exercising and walking in love, usually fear starts taking them over. Now, it comes out of a book. It's how to try a spirit, how to try a spirit. Okay, by a lady named Mary Garrison. Okay. That's an old book, Mary Garrison. How to try a spirit.
All right. But anyway, this fear, here's some of the things that it causes: fright, watch this, torment. Look at this, horror. Psalm chapter 55 and verse 5, dread, Exodus chapter 15 verse 16, watch this, fear of death, Hebrews chapter 2 verse 14 and 15, faith less, Matthew chapter 8 verse 26, terror, a sense of danger or impending evil, foreboding. So forth. It causes anxiety and worry. Worry is disguised fear. it cause carefulness, undue caution. Some people, well I'm just perfectionist. No, you're not, you're in fear.
Now there is a perfectionist category, but a lot of perfectionist people are in fear. It, they, they, they, and, and I'm not saying anything's not wrong with anything is wrong with excellence or trying to work something out to perfection. I understand that. But there is a way that you can get overbalanced in that and which would be induced by fear. You're not running towards anymore, you're running from something. And another one is, agitation, easily agitated, and timidity. Well, I'm just shy. No, you feel fear. and then, worry, shyness, a sense of inferiority, rejection which is caused by fear. And fear drives people, see it drives people. And so you think it's boldness, but not driven by the spirit of fear, right? And inadequacy sense of inadequacy all the time and, tension, real tension, stress, and all time. Fear, fear based. And a fear of man, you're afraid to say anything and so forth.
Proverbs 29:25. Fear of poverty and people running from it and fear it. And that means fear is still in control. Phobias, you know, fear of Heights, fear of flying, you know, in that. Well, I just, I'm just, I just don't like to fly, fear flying. Well, no, you don't. If you're dying, that's what you fear and, and so forth. so it goes on down to five types of, of people confess so forth fear and, you know, it goes on down some other things. Also, causes nerve problems like neurosis. It causes, nervous breakdowns. It causes, neuralgia, it causes, neuritis and so forth, all the nerve endings and so forth. See, that's why just about confess peace every day. You don't have to do sometime with this sometime with folks, you know, who you're hanging around. But anyway, people who are riddled with fear can die from it. You know, it's interesting. Can die from it, you know?
And, and remember what it talks about some people's heart stops because of, of, of fear. And that's the natural fears in the last days. Also, terrifying thoughts and all of that in pressure fear will bring for that. voodoo, uses of the spirit of fear. And she brings out here that, demon power, give people a sense of fear about what's going to happen to them. so forth and so on, et cetera. And, and terror comes on him and these spirits must be resisted by, by Jesus, by the blood of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit, by the name of Jesus, and by the Word of God. Puts fear to flight by the Word of God. And see, I look at this this way, that the first thing Satan does to try to get into a person's life usually is deception or fear. Through deception he deceived Eve, you know. But in Job's case the thing that I feared most has come upon me. Job was surrounded by a wall of blessing. Nothing could get to him except his mind, and that enemy kept coming in and pecking at his mind.
And the next thing you know, fear. Fear of what? Not going to make it. Fear of marriage going bad. Fear of failing in school. Fear of so-forth and so on. It's done all kinds of things to people because it's not the Spirit of God. So I'm just saying to you right now that, over in Numbers chapter 23 and 23, if you look over there. The enemy will send fear with a disease to have people fear it. And Job said the thing that I feared most has come upon me, and it's amazing how that can happen. Look what he said in verse 23, he says that surely there is no enchantment against Jacob. Neither is there any divination against Israel. Nothing will work against you if you stay in faith, if you stay in faith. You don't want this to, you know want your faith to buckle, you know, you have to shield of faith keeps you, it keeps your mind. It keeps your mind. How? To keep saying the Word. Say what the word says. Remember, God is in you. He's not out there, He's in you. And he's ready for you to just say something so he can do it. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.
First John 4:4. This movie, and it was called, Truman. I don't know whether you ever seen it, it's a clean movie, and it's called Truman. But what it's about is about this man who had created this world and he had created this world and all, everything in this world was, was automated, meaning that he could make it rain whenever we want to, he could make waters come up on the sea shore whenever you want to. He could make, people, he had stage people that when eight o'clock came, looked like people were going to work. But Truman somehow his eyes of his understanding were enlightened. He, he lifted up, he, he saw something. He goes, wait a minute. That's the same guy coming out of the same drug store that I saw at eight o'clock last Tuesday, last Wednesday, that's the same guy.
So wait a minute. And then one lady who they put into picture, because Truman was born in this world. He was the whole, it was like a soap opera. Okay. It was like that. It was come on every day, every day, every day. The Truman show, the Truman show. And they had him born on the set. He was born on the set. So all he knew was that world, but all of a sudden his eyes, one day, and then they had this lady here. She, for some reason was kind of a, if you will kind of rebellious against what this guy had planned to keep Truman in this bubble. And so she came, she said, Hey, this was a trick. You know, whatever she had said to him. The movie's called Truman. And the next thing you know, she, he started waking up and even his best friend really wasn't his best friend. It was staged.
So this best friend so forth. And then how did they keep him from wanting to get out of that environment? Once when he was young, he tried to launch out and go to the ocean and so forth, well it really wasn't an ocean. It was a body of water that had a limit to it that they'd put that up on the stage. And then they made waves come up and he almost drowned and so forth. Well, now he's fearful of ever going toward that water again. And that's what the enemy will do. He will cause experiences in your life that will cause panic, will cause fear. And that spirit of fear will come in and live from that day. And will live right there and then all the sudden when you get to that boundary, fear will come up. It'll come up. And you can see that over in Mark chapter 4 verse 35-41, he said, let us go to the other side. In other words, we're going to break the boundaries on your life. And then they started to the other side. And then when they started to the other side, here comes Satan, here comes a wave. Here's what they said. They said, Oh my goodness. They said we are going to die. And they woke up Jesus. He said, why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?
Notice how fear can hide until it's time for fear to show up and come up, and the next thing you know you miss a great opportunity or somebody. I decree from this day forward fear will never ever control your life again. What do you do with the spirit? You cast them out. I command the spirit of fear, you hear me right now. I command you to come out of that person. That person is born again and spirit filled, and you have no right to their lives. I commend you to come out now in Jesus name. Now I thank you, Lord, that the spirit of power and love and a sound mind is coming into them right now. Father, I thank you from this day forward every opportunity that had passed him, everything that Satan has stolen through fear and, and, and, and, and, and terror, I commend those things to be restored in the name of Jesus. Father, we thank you for it. We give you praise. They will never fear again. From now on, you will be fearless in the name of Jesus. Praise God.
We going to give a few minutes for questions. The one thing I say is this is God told me one time he said, son, you know what you need to do is get to hindrances out, get the hindrances. It's almost like he wants to manifest, but there are hindrances there. And in this one, it could be some, you know, some fear and so forth and so on. If you look at Mark chapter 4, he gave four different types of soil. Well, five really, but four different types of soil. And he talked about, these soil that, that this, whatever it was couldn't manifest because of the types of soil, it could be bitterness, unforgiveness. It could be presumption rather than real faith. It could be the fact that I need to meditate the word, and I'm trying to live off of somebody else's faith or whatever have you. So I say the quickstep, the quickest step is to go back and really start standing on that word, start standing on that word and just adopt this idea that you're going to be bold with it. You're going to stand on it. You're not going to be shy about it. Somebody asks you, you're going to say it.
And okay. You know, Abraham had to tell some people that he's the father of many nations before he had a single child. You know what I mean? I'm just saying Jesus, when he came in the room to deliver this, Jairus' daughter he had to say something in front of somebody. You know what I mean? So, sometimes the enemy tries to get you and shut you down. But David said five times, four to five times, what are you going to do to Goliath before he did it. And this was all pretty much public. And so I'm just saying, sometimes there's a fear inside of us that what if this doesn't work and so forth, get rid of doubt and get rid of unbelief. You believe that Word of God set yourself in it and then say it every day. Confession brings possession, say it every day. I'd see it once in the morning and once at night, because I needed an acceleration on some things. You know what I mean? I really do.
So one man said, one of the biggest things you need to do is act on the Word of God, make up your mind. You're going to act on what you see and what you hear in the Word of God. And when you do that accelerates the pace of it and understand that God can do it for you overnight. You know, set up for miracles. Set up for this. Believe God for it. God has prospered all of us. I mean, it's no doubt about it. I mean, he's got a house, a warehouse full of abundance. Now, what you have to do is rise up above this natural physical three-dimensional world. You have to rise up above it. And to rise up above it you got to do something with fear. Let me show you an example. Second Kings, second Kings chapter 6, over in second Kings chapter 6. This is when, Elijah was surrounded by the Syrian army that came by night to take him see.
But notice what has happened in verse 15, it said, and when the servant of the man of God was risen early and gone forth behold a host compassed the city, compassed the city, both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, alas master, how should we do, watch this, and he answered fear not for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. What does fear tend to do? Fear will keep you in the three dimensional world. It won't let you go. It won't get to let you go to the fourth dimension. It won't let you go to the invisible. Fear keeps you locked into it. You can't see. See, that's why this is a fear-based society. And that's why the enemy has to keep it that way, because he's got to keep people in this central realm. He can't let them afford to get out of this because up there they'll rule him, so he can't let them forward.
So he keeps fear, fear of everything. How much insurance can I give you? Praise God, how much this and that? How many, safety devices do you, how many locks do you want on your car? How your, how, how many? So everything is fear-based it's, it's made that way. It's, it's all around. He's the god of this world, the fear-based world, because he is the spirit of fear. But once you come over to that other side, you, you can start protecting yourself. He said, Lord, he opened his eyes and he opened his eyes. And there he's the young man. And he's saw the whole, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elijah, not around about him, even though he was with Elijah. Because his faith wasn't being used. It was Elijah was being used. And you have a guarantee over here that this whole idea that angels of the Lord and camp around about you and keep you and deliver you. That's what it says in Psalm chapter 34:7.
So my point to you is, is that you can live by faith. I think the way I could see them all, or I could see certain things and so forth. The first thing she says, is fear not. Notice with the woman who had a one more meal left, fear not. And I think when we can get that fear out, fear tolerated is faith contaminated. You can't move it. Can't see. And so we get that fear out and once you get that fear out, let me tell you, you can see all kinds of stuff. I'm telling you now just remove the fear, just remove. You can see your mistakes, you can see everything, just remove the fear and let that faith take over. And that faith, that vision of faith things, you'll start seeing things that you didn't see. Discerning things that you'd never discerned, so forth and so on. I think the way I could see them all, or I could see certain things and so forth.
The first thing she says, it's fear. Not notice with a woman who had one more meal left, fear not. And I think when we can get that fear out, fear tolerated is faith contaminated. You can't move it. Can't see. And so we get that fear out. And once you get that fear out, let me tell you, you can see all kinds of stuff. I'm telling you, now just remove the fear. Just remove. You can see your mistakes, you can see everything, just remove the fear and let that faith take over. And that faith, that vision of faith things, you'll start seeing things that you didn't see. Discerning things that you'd never discerned, so forth and so on.
Now here's where it is according to your faith. You're never gonna move outside of that. But here's what I advise everybody listening to me to do. Go on a faith diet. Every day, every day, hear that word of faith preached, every day. I guarantee you most things that are in your life will be broken that are being held back. But I'm just saying just every day listen to this word and set your sight on the fact that you're not waiting on God, that the enemy is sitting on your stuff. Now, when I say that, I mean, God has already given it to you. If you begging for it from God, you're begging the wrong person. He's already given it to you. What you need sometimes is God's mercy or whatever have you for him to help you achieve that. But you know, one man said it. I'm telling you what he said it I'll tell you just, just reeled me. He's said anything in my house if I find out that it didn't come by faith, I want it out.
Man, that's when you're walking by faith. But I'm just saying what it is, we believe God for a ministry airplane, and so forth and so on. That came by faith. We believe in God, true enough he'll have people help you and so forth and so on. But faith is doing the work. We believe God for the shopping mall, faith doing work. We believe God for the Joseph business school, faith did that work putting that together. People have tried to duplicate that and can't do it because it's up here. It came by faith, by discernment, by calling things that be not as though they were. So, I'm just saying, don't get frustrated with yourself. Don't say, well, no. I said, Lord, now, you know, I'm just saying, squeeze out all unbelief, squeeze it out. Say, Lord, whatever it is in me that is unbelieving, whatever have you, show it to me so I can get it out of here so forth. But I'm believing for this and I need this thing.
Now, the last way to get it to move is like the woman did, get yourself a target, get yourself a target. The tendency that we have is to move the, the, the circumstances or, or, or provisions or things that we're believing for to move them out rather than move them in. You know what I mean? I mean, we, and I'll, I'll share this with you. There, there are some things, for example, we had a part that the only piece that the mall that we didn't own was a piece that was privately owned. There was a little piece okay. And so forth. But it was, it was, it was, we asked him, man, could, would he sell it to us? First he wouldn't. But then he said, I'll sell it to you for 5.5 million. Well, I just asked God about it. He said, no, son, you can get it for three. 3.5, pay 3.5 for it, that's what he told me. Oh, okay. So I told the people, I said, listen, you can talk to him, but tell him we'd like to get it for 3.5. And he said, Oh, that's ridiculous. He said, no, it 5.5. Tell Dr. Winston it's 5.5.
Okay. All right. So what did I do? I said, okay, now, I waited a little bit. Faith did the work. God talked to the man in his sleep or I guess, or whatever. And he came back and said, tell him, I'll let him have for 3.5. Okay. Fine. 3.5. So here I am, this is about January-February, started to raise the money for 3.5. He said, give me a quarter of a million dollar down, and you give me, I'll give you the September 1st to have my money. If you don't have the money, I would take this quarter of a million, keep that, earnest money and you won't get the mall. And you won't get it special for 3.5. Ok, bout March I'm watching the money come in. You know, I'm telling people about it. We're going to buy it and so forth. That money is coming in there in drips in drips.
So I said, Lord, what, what should I do here? He said, go to two scriptures. One is the scriptures in first Samuel, it said, God would deliver us by many or by few. So, okay. That means that God could have one man to give me that 3.5 million. Boom. Now this word brought faith and faith now I got for one man. See, two people. Now my faith is built for them. I got to have a word to build faith. I can't build faith without the word. And then he gave me another scripture. He gave me the script out of Esther chapter 4, and Mordecai told Esther, said Esther, if you don't go before the King for us, God would deliver us some other way. And what did Esther do? She three days fast and put on a Royal apparel and went before the King and so forth. And what did God, what did King do? He delivered them.
Now, he said, take those two scriptures and read them to the congregation and tell them if you don't give, no pressure, God will have delivered me some other way this money. And he said, show them both scriptures and tell them. I said, yes, sir. I'm following God cause he's got a strategy to get you the money when you need it. See if I can touch his clothes. It was all based on when she touched his cloak right there the power was released right there she got the healing. See, see we waiting on God, a lot of that is not, you know, God has done his part. There's some obstacles there,somewhere roadblocks. And so what happened? I said that once I said that it opened up my mind to people outside of the people that were sitting in front of me to get, and that money flooded in there.
So because of how I saw God was going to do this or limited God in the way he could do this. I restricted the way this money could come. And the next thing you know, it didn't come. So I had to get loosed. It was me. The Bible says in Isaiah chapter 5 verse 13, he said that because of no knowledge, my people are still in captivity, and still in captivity because the know not what kind of knowledge revelation. Revelation of what? They found it in the word, founded in the word, let my people go, let my money go. Now, that money came flooding in there.
Let me tell you, I sat Natasha downtown, are you... She was our CFO at that time. I said, take this money, cash money, take it down there and give. And the lawyer was waiting on her to come. And I said, do not let them talk to you out of it. You come back here with my bill of sale of my title deed. And let me tell you, she said, when she said, pastor, they tried to talk me out. They told me, could you give me half of it and so forth? See that enemy is trying to, Brother Oral Roberts said this, he said, one of the toughest fights you're going to have is property. The enemy thinks it's his and people say that too, but property.
So, boom, what happened? We got it. He said, I've given you freely. He said, I've given you all things. I think apartment buildings are waiting for us. I think come on. I think, all kinds of, inventions are waiting for us. Listen, folks. You're not going to see where God is going to limit himself to what the internet can do. I'm telling you now you don't have the internet, if Google decided not even take our broadcast. Well, you don't want you. God will have a system that is going to be invented by the church and it will be higher than that. Guaranteed, guaranteed. If God's people open and let God be God, that's all I've got. My name is Bill Winston, and I approve this message. God bless you. Keep walking by faith.