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SNT 0999 The Believer vs. Defeated Spiritual Powers

The Believer vs. Defeated
Spiritual Powers

The need for us to know: (1) the Devil is paralyzed, (2) the power of words on believing lips, and (3) God’s desire that we prosper.
SNT – 999

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 Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

Take your bibles tonight and go to Galatians Chapter 2.

I would like to share from the Word of God tonight on the subject of Victorious Living. As a Christian Believer, your believing dare not be based on gold. It has to be based on God., They say that a man’s best friend is his dog. Man just got it backwards, like man always does.  No born again one conquered the Adversary.  It was Christ Jesus who conquered the Adversary for every believer - And we were completely identified with Christ in His complete work.

In Galatians 2:20, it says “I was crucified” – that is the text. I was crucified with Christ. So when Christ died, we died with Him. The believer, the one who is to be a believer, the one who God knew from before the foundations of the world would believe the Word when they heard it – for that individual, when Christ was crucified, that individual went with him. I was crucified with Christ, never-the-less I what? live. Yet not I, but Christ liveth what ?   in me – Christ liveth in me. 

Ladies and gentlemen, if that is true, this has to be a victorious living reality. Christ liveth in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, in the senses category, in this world, the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and who give Himself what ? for me. Isn’t that fantastic? You see, the Adversary, he is the keeper of the “prison house of Death.”  But our God blew the doors off in the resurrection.      

In Romans, chapter 4, talking about Abraham, who is the Father of all believers the Word of God says, verse 20 of chapter 4. He, Abraham, staggered not at the promise of what? through unbelief. ..but was strong in believing… (is the text) strong in believing, giving glory to God. And verse 21 - he was fully persuaded – fully persuaded – no doubt left in his mind – fully persuaded – that what He, God had promised him, He (God) was also able to do what? perform. And therefore, therefore because Abraham didn’t stagger at the promises of God through unbelief but was strong in believing, therefore it was set to his account, accounted, imputed means accounted. It’s like somebody going to the bank and putting money in the bank for you. Set to your account. That’s this word. It was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. His believing was accounted to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was accounted unto him ( verse 24 ) but for us (the born again believers, the body of Christ) also to whom it shall be accounted, set to our account, if we do one thing what? – believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead. You see, the Adversary being the keeper of the prison house of death - the only one that ever got up from the dead so far was the Lord Jesus Christ – that’s why I said, in the resurrection God just blew the doors off of that prison house that the Adversary thinks he had everybody locked up in. God raised Jesus our Lord from the what?  verse 25   …. who was delivered, delivered to death?  Jesus Christ delivered to death. The Adversary took the advantage and had Him killed. He was delivered for our offences – our sins – but was raised again when we were justified. Boy oh boy. Tremendous truth.  Jesus Christ laid down His life because of our sins.  The Adversary really socked it to Him, and He stayed dead until everything was completely covered, everything was completely fulfilled. That’s why three days and three nights was the legal requirement.  Christ was the end of the Law – the fulfillment of it. And He stayed dead. But He was raised again when we were justified. When it was completely paid for - in all the requirements of God – Jesus Christ paid for, then God raised Him from the dead. Therefore, therefore, because of that, therefore being justified by believing, by believing what Jesus Christ did, by believing, staggered not at the promise of God, fully persuaded, therefore being justified by believing we have what? The whole world - in a turmoil. Everybody crying about peace. No-one has any except the believer. Because you can’t have peace people without the Prince of Peace. The Word says we are justified and we have peace.  Well, if you’ve got it, you don’t have to pray about it.  If you’ve got it you don’t have to pray about it. If you’ve got shoes on your feet, you don’t have to pray for a pair, you’ve got one. Justified, we have peace – we’ve got it. We’ve got it – Peace with God. God is not angry at us. God is not running around looking to beat us over the head to line us up with His will or something. That’s not our God. It may be somebody else’s but its not the God of the truth of the Word. Our God is a God who has justified us – who has given us peace. And that is through our Lord Jesus Christ – by whom – our Lord Jesus Christ we have access – we have access into this grace – into this grace – divine favor, perpendicular God to man, we have access into this grace of God wherein we do one thing – stand ! We don’t sit down. We don’t lie down; we don’t mope about it. Into this grace – into this grace we stand. If the people want to get saved by good works, that’s their privilege. We have nothing to do with that. That’s their business.  We just know we are saved by grace and that’s where we stand.  And, not only do we stand, but we rejoice! And the only reason we can rejoice in a world in like which we are living is because of the hope. That’s the last part of that verse. Rejoice in the hope of the glory of the second coming.  Abraham looked forward to the first coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, that was his hope. You and I have experienced the first coming and the reality of Christ in us, the hope of glory. We look forward to the second coming. And in the time, we are living here, standing in that grace, in the household, as one body, we stand looking for the hope.

 Look at Colossians chapter 2. Some more of this wonderful Word along this line. Chapter 2, verse 10. You are what? Complete in Him. You’re complete in Him, who is the head of, (the word of is the word over) who is the head – Jesus Christ is the head over all principality and what?  Look at verse 15. having spoiled – the word spoiled is “put off from Himself” principalities and powers. He – Jesus Christ – made a show of them openly. He made an exhibition of them because God raised Him from the dead, triumphing over them in it. In chapter 3, look at verse 1. We died with Him - we arose with Him. If ye then being risen with Christ, seek those things which are where?  above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of whom? Set your affection on things above, not things on the what? for you are what ? dead ! and your life is hid – your life is hidden – your life is hidden. It is already hid with Christ in God. Boy, that’s victorious living. Look at Hebrews chapter 2 – very familiar verse – verse 14. … for as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He, Jesus Christ also Himself likewise took part – He didn’t partake – He only took a part. The part He took was of the flesh of Mary. The soul life that was in Him was by the creation of God. Likewise took part of the same that He, Jesus Christ, through death - His own death – He might destroy – the word destroy in Rotterdam’s translation is paralyze, paralyze the death dealing power of Satan – that He might destroy him holding the power of death – the death dealing power of Satan – the power of death – that is who? the Devil. See? Beautiful! Paralyzed him. We know he is not completely out of commission. We see him in high gear in operation.

The battle for us people has been won. It has been fought for us by Jesus Christ. There is no battle for you to fight but the battle of your own mind – believing – that’s the battle for you. You and I must fight the Adversary with words – words that are believed. None of the prophets – old testament – none of the prophets of God or men of God throughout the entire old testament or Jesus Christ Himself spoke or believed the Word of God more than you if you use His Word. The Word of God is as efficacious, as powerful on the lips of believers today as it was the first time the Word was ever given. And the Word of God believed on your lips carries the same weight, the same power as it did on the lips of Jesus Christ. Same God – same Word of God. In Genesis, it says that in the beginning God created – then it goes on and it said “God said” – I forget how many times that’s used in the first chapter – innumerable times – “God said, God said”. You see, God created by His Word. He spoke it into being. He just spoke it into being. After the day of Pentecost, you can trace this now through the old testament. But now, my mind flips to Pentecost. Peter, some short time after the day of Pentecost ministered to a man seated at the Beautiful gate of the Temple. He didn’t lay hands on him. He didn’t anoint him with oil. He simply spoke the Word to him. And he said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and” what? “Walk!” Laying on of hands, anointing with oil is for those who have not been completely initiated into The Mystery so to speak.  It is for those who are pledges – not for the full fraternity of God’s children. Paul delivered men and women by just speaking the Word. You and I will live victoriously, or we will live defeated by words. You bless and you can comfort people with words.  You can bring deliverance to people with words.  In Isaiah 53 look at verse 4. Surely, he hath born our griefs – the word griefs is sicknesses. He hath borne our sicknesses. It would be nice if sometimes we worked on things “he did”. Those two words.

“He did”.  He bore our sicknesses.  He did.  Now He is either lying or he’s telling the truth. These are words. We were talking a little bit this morning about one of the heart-rending things in my ministry is that people just don’t get around to believing God’s Word. It’s just unbelievable but they don’t. It blows my heart. Look. You go to the grocery store – you look on the label of the can and you believe it. People watch TV – they believe that – they read a newspaper and believe it. That thing just cuts me inside. The bible says that every man is a liar, but the Word of God is Truth.  We will believe what that man writes on a can or puts on a piece of paper or puts on a loaf of bread – but we will not believe God and His Word. Somebody has us duped good and proper. Sorry, but that’s the truth I’m telling you and you all know it. A fellow sends you a bank report and you believe it. Why not get to the point to where you just believe God’s Word. It is God’s Word. And down through the centuries when men believed God’s Word the results came. It may have took Abraham until he was 99, but I want to tell you something – God’s Word did not fail. He tried to help God along a little bit but that didn’t work. Even Sarah tried – it didn’t work. Never worked. The only thing that ever works is just literally believing the Word. Isaiah said, “Surely He hath borne our sicknesses”.  Psalm 107 - 20  God sent His what ? Word and what? healed them. God sent His what? Word. Now He sent that Word, sir, through the prophets. Then it was in writing – written form. Then He finally sent His Word through His only begotten Son – Jesus Christ - who is THE WORD OF GOD. He is the living reality – God’s Son – the Word – that’s why Jesus Christ is the Word, the Word. God sent His Word and healed them.  Jesus Christ is that Word.  But tonight, today it is Christ in you – the hope of glory. Where is the Word? In you! And He sent His Word to what? heal them.

Therefore, everywhere you go, wherever you walk, wherever you speak – If you speak God’s Word, it is a Victorious Life, Victorious Living, for you are that Word in living reality. Philippians 4:19 My God (yours’ too ) my God shall do what ? supply – all – my God shall do what ? supply – all – your what ? need – according to His riches in glory through whom ?

That’s right. My God shall supply all your needs. That’s Victorious Living. That’s why I said when I opened tonight – our believing is not based upon gold – our believing is based on God and His Word. God will supply our need. Not the government. Our God supplies needs. But we’ve all been taught through the years - you have to have others do this. You’ve got to renew your mind to believing and get fully persuaded that it is God who supplies needs. And He does this according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.  Third John – verse 2 – Beloved, I what? I desire above all things (the word wish is the word desire) Beloved, I desire above what? all things. Well, if He desires it above all things, what does He desire above all things? What He desires above all things. Right! It’s His Word. People you’ve got to get to believing that Word. I desire above all things that you may prosper. God never made a failure. God never made a beggar. God never made a poor person. Someplace I think it’s in the old testament - God’s people – I never saw one begging bread. Where is that? Psalm what? 37 - Good – bless you – read it. Psalm 37 - I’m glad you’re here to help me find it. Psalm 37 what verse?  It says in verse 4 in Psalm 37 Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of what?  thy heart.  Verse 5 – Commit thy way unto the Lord – trust in Him – and He is going to do what?  bring it to pass. Verse 25 - I have been young and now I am old yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed doing what? begging bread. Beloved I wish above all that thou mayest what? Prosper. That’s God’s will. That’s God’s desire. That’s God’s Word.

And you have to believe Words. I’ve said this time and time again – so I will say it again. Whenever there is an unbeliever – a God rejecter – a bible unbeliever who just doesn’t believe in God in heaven much less care and he is more prosperous, more successful than the Christian businessman, there is something wrong someplace and it can’t be with God. Our God is in favor of His men and women prospering. The Devil is in favor of you not prospering.  Whichever way you believe God’s Word determines the election. I wish above all that thou mayest what?

And be what? in health. And that doesn’t mean that you sit down here and say Lord send me a million. No, you go to work – you use your strength – you use every ounce of your being, every fiber of your being to do your utmost.

Likewise, with health. You don’t go out here and load yourself up on a fifth of whiskey and say Lord I don’t want to get drunk or something.  You are stupider than a dead jackass to do that kind of stuff.  No – that’s stupidity – Our God isn’t stupid.  It says in the Word, if you don’t work you don’t eat. All that stuff you know. But it is His will that the Christian believer prospers. It is His will that the believer be in health. You know, the kingdoms of this world and the unbelievers are the Adversary’s. They’re his – but not the believers. He has no right to put his dukes on the believer. Absolutely none! Matthew 4 – Jesus Christ had an opportunity with him. Look at 4 - the devil taketh him ( I’m in verse 8 ) Jesus Christ – God’s only begotten Son, up into a exceeding high mountain – and the Adversary, the devil – showed unto Him – Jesus Christ – all the kingdoms of the what ? the world, and the glory of them. And saith unto Him (verse 9) all these things will I give Thee (now before we read the rest, let us settle one great truth. Can you give anything if you haven’t got it? I should say not. There are other records in the Word to show the Adversary – that the kingdoms of this world belong to him. But you can’t give anything if you haven’t got it.  And he took Jesus Christ up there and he just showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and all the glory of them – all the power and everything that goes with it. He would get in the blue blood line or whatever that is – you would get invited to all the right parties – you would have a great coming out party for your daughter. You are just with the right people in the right schools having the right degree.  Showed Him all of this – all the glory of it. God’s only begotten Son. Boy, when I read this, I get chills going up and down my spine because of a scripture – Jesus Christ tempted in all things like as we are yet without what? Sin. He has never showed me all of the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them and said I’ll give them to you.  But he did it with Jesus Christ.  For most people he doesn’t even have to show them a half a kingdom. If he would give them one square block in town, they would sell out to him. He said, all of this I’ll give you, but there is just one little trick to this – one little commitment - all you have to do – just fall down and worship me. I’ll give you all the kingdoms of the world - all the glory of them if you will but fall down – which simply means to do reverence to him – bow down to him and worship him. Look at Ephesians chapter 2 - Ephesians 2 – verse 3 – not only the kingdoms of this world but the unbelievers (watch it) among whom also we all had our do – or conversation – in the times past in the lust of our flesh fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature, were by what ? by nature – by natural birth – a man of body and soul – by nature is a child of whom ? the devil – they are his property. Because you know that a man of body and soul is dead in trespasses and sins – without God and without hope – has no eternal life – no spirit – right? That is why the unbeliever – the natural man belongs to the Adversary. He can whap him when he wants to – bless him when he wants to. He belongs to him. Look at Colossians chapter 1 verse 13 however. Talking about God in Jesus Christ who has delivered us from the power of what? darkness. Power of darkness. And has translated or has given us citizenship in His kingdom by the work of His dear Son. God has delivered us – by nature, children of what? the devil.  But when we got born again with Christ in us – the hope of glory – we got out of his (the devil’s) realm – out of his territory – out of his jurisdiction. God delivered us. He delivered us. The translation that many of you have seen – I think it may be in the PFAL class – but I’m not sure – it’s someplace. God rescued us out from the exercised operative influences of darkness and separated us bringing us as citizens into His kingdom by His dear Son – that’s verse 13. Look at First Corinthians, chapter 6 verse 20. For you are bought with a what?  price.  God delivered us.  You are bought with a price.   It cost God His only begotten Son – remember? For God so loved that God gave His only begotten Son. We are bought with a price. Paid for. Completely justified – remember? Raised when it was all over.  Then what right sir, does the Adversary got on any of God’s property.  That’s right. Bought with a what? price! Look at 1st Corinthians chapter 7 verse 23. You are bought with a price. Be you not the servants of men. Means - Don’t be a slave to the senses world or to men. You are bought with a price. By God’s only begotten Son – You are bought with a price.

Romans chapter 8 verse 37. If God be what? For us. Who can be what? Against us. That’s right.   If God be for us, then who can then be what? Against us. Our struggle for Victorious Living, people, is with defeated principalities and powers. That is spiritual powers. Defeated principalities and spiritual powers.   

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against what?  Flesh and blood. But against what? Principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness from on high. So our struggle as believers - our fight, if you want to call it that – our living – for a Victorious Living – is with defeated principalities and spiritual powers. Why do we ever want to mess with them if they are already defeated? The Adversary knows, he absolutely knows he is whipped and defeated. But – but – you know something? He doesn’t want you to know it. He knows it. God raised Jesus Christ from the dead – God blew the doors open to the Devil’s prison house of death. He knows it but the Adversary does not want you to know that he knows it. He wants to keep the born again believer ignorant, and to keep the believer ignorant all he has to do is keep him from the Word. For the Word of God is the Will of God. You cannot know the Will of God without knowing the Word of God. The Adversary wants to keep you from the Word and get you to believe everything else. Get you to believe what people say about the Word. The advertisement on the can – remember? Get you to believe everything except the Word. Keep

you from the Word – but keep you believing that you know it. Man what a tricky bird he is. He knows he is defeated. And he has done such an admirable job defeating the believer, because he walks around like a roaring lion and people freak on him. That old boy has no teeth in his mouth left. He’s defeated in Christ Jesus, for the believer. If he wants to bite someone, let him bite his own. He has no right – you have been bought with a price, class. Paid for in full. Not of your works but of God’s grace wherein we what? Stand!        Boy oh boy! Look at Ephesians.

Chapter 1 verse 3. Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath, who hath, who hath – not going to – He has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing, all spiritual blessings in whom? Ladies and gentlemen, are we blessed? Oh God – we are blessed. We are bought with a price. We are blessed.  According as He (God) hath chosen us.  I didn’t chose Him, He chose me. He called us. He chose us. If you were the daughter or the son of the governor of your state or the province, or whatever you’ve got up there in Canada. The prime minister or something. If you were their son or daughter, do you think maybe you could get into his office occasionally? And do you think maybe you would have some things? I do too. Hey! God chose us. And most Christians walk around worse than whipped dogs. They live in condemnation and everything else. God chose us. Man if that doesn’t do something for you someday – you’re never going to make it. God chose us. Boy, when you have a basketball team, the coach chooses the first five that opens. God chose us – He chose us. We’re playing first string, people.  We are not second-rate Christians.  There is only one category – first.  Let the rest of the unbelievers play second – third – quadruple or something – nothing. We play first.

We walk with the greatness of the power of God. His Word. He chose us before the foundation of the world in His foreknowledge.

Verse 6 says, to the praise of His glory – to the praise of His glory - of the glory of His grace – wherein – in which He has made us acceptable – He made us acceptable - He made us – the word is lovely for you girls – He made us acceptable. Well, ladies and gentlemen if God made us acceptable why do you walk around and say - I’m no good – I don’t amount to anything.

Wait a minute – you are a liar. For He made you what? Acceptable. Well act like it. There is therefore – after He has made you lovely – all kinds of condemnation. No-o-o-o-o. There is therefore what? No condemnation. Walk with the greatness of God’s Word. That is Victorious Living. Everything else is living below par and being a liar. For you are what the Word of God says you are.  You have what the Word of God says you have.  You will be what it says.  It’s His Word. I had rather believe that than what I read on a beer bottle. Fire brewed.  Must have got it from Hades or something. Verse 7 – in whom we have redemption through His what?

Blood. Right. Through His blood – not mine. I didn’t strive unto blood against sin. His blood – His sacrifice – His substitution for us. We have forgiveness – forgiveness is the word remission

– we got remission of sin according to the riches – the riches of His what? Grace. Wherein we what? Stand. Wherein – verse 8 – riches of His grace - He hath abounded – not just sprinkled, but abounded – poured out in all wisdom and prudence – the word prudence is good sense.

Having made known – verse 9 – unto us the mystery of His what? Will. Fantastic. Remember? If God be what? for us. Who can what?  be against us.  People, out worst enemy is not a foreign nation. It is our own nation. Our own selves within a nation.  It is the truth of God’s Word that is foreign in our nation.  Today there is an atmosphere and aroma of defeat your nation in Canada like ours in the United States. Ask yourself a question - Has God gone out of business? Has He changed His ability? Is His Word no longer His will? I would like for you

to just take your mind for a moment – go back in history and think a little bit. Look at the heathen world that twelve men faced after the day of Pentecost. And how they took that heathen world – and when you look at it you look at the intellectual skepticism of the Roman Empire.

You look at the political and military power of Rome. Twelve men who dared to start to believe God. They turned the world up-side down. They changed nations. They carved out new nations. They won – they won! We too can still win! For our God has not changed. His ability has not changed - His Word is still His what? Will. But you’ve got to stand up and get committed and counted. You’ve got to take a stand. Stand up – get counted. You’ve got to take your place as a born-again believer and speak the truths of the greatness of God’s Word. As I said, We are what the Word of God says we are – we have what the Word of God says we have – we can do what the Word of God says we can do – For we are His – why ? because His is ours – He chose us – People – this is Victorious Living.  You and I just have to meet every circumstance as conquerors even before you start in it you meet it as a conqueror. For in all situations, we are more than what? More than Conquerors! Isaiah, I think it was who said … also Joshua isn’t it? – Fear thou not for I am what? With thee. Whithersoever thou goest – I will go. Our God – His wonderful Son – Jesus Christ is with us. He is with the believers. That’s why we live above the circumstances of the world because we live in Him.

They tell me this Mountain Top Checkbook is no longer available. No longer in print or something. So those of you who have one better hang onto it. And use it. Years ago, I had this done.  It’s done with a regular checkbook cover and everything. There are ten (10) blank checks that God gives in His Word – they are all in here. But what I want to read to you tonight, I have written in the back page here. This is my name here at the top. Victory Paul Wierwille – In Account with The Bank of God.

How wonderful it would be for you with your conscious and subconscious mind respect the promises of God with the same fervency as mankind honors the names and checks of men. Think for a moment of the possibilities – the miracles that will come to pass when you consciously and subconsciously begin to honor and respect the name of the Father here upon earth as it is hallowed in heaven. Our heavenly Father has left us numerous definite checks for definite needs. Furthermore, in His infinite Wisdom and foresight, He left us ten (10) blank checks – seven of which we may write in WHATSOEVER we need and three (3) we may fill in with ANYTHING. Gilt edged securities issued by the most financially sound corporation in the whole world are not as sound as the promises of God. Wall Street fluctuates the value of your money in the bank but the promises of God have suffered no fluctuations in any way whatsoever. The resources in the vault of the great bank of God are not only unlimited and infinite – but the same always – where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt nor thieves break through and steal. A remarkable privilege is yours in that you may re-use the blank checks over and over again with a new set of requests and desires. The more these checks are used – the more powerful and meaningful they become. Thus, I invite you by faith – by believing – to step up to the cashier’s window of God’s Love and bravely countersign His promises saying, “Father I believe thy promise.”

On the back page – the last page – is this little old poem – “God’s Bank Ain’t Busted Yet.” By Alice P. Moss

This poem was written after the depression in the United States and I picked it up somewhere along the line – I forget all the history of it – but this is the background of it.

“God’s Bank Ain’t Busted Yet.” – written by Alice P. Moss

The bank had closed; my earthly store had vanished from my hand;

I felt there was no sadder one than I in all the land.

My washerwoman, too, had lost her little mite with mine,

And she was singing as she hung the clothes upon the line.

"How can you be so gay?" I asked. "Your loss, don't you regret?"

"Yes, ma'am, but what's the use to fret? "God's bank ain't busted yet."

I felt my burden lighter grow, her faith I seemed to share;

In prayer I went to God's great throne and laid my troubles there.

The sun burst from behind the clouds in golden splendor set;

I thanked God for her simple words: "God's bank ain't busted yet."

And now I draw rich dividends, more than my hands can hold,

Of faith and love and hope and trust, and peace of mind untold.

I thank the Giver of it all, but still I can't forget

My washerwoman's simple words: "God’s bank ain't busted yet."

Oh, weary one upon life's road, when everything seems drear,

And losses loom on every hand, and skies seem not to clear;

Throwback your shoulders, lift your head and cease to chafe and fret.

Your dividends will be declared; "God's bank ain't busted yet"

We just have to get out there and stand up and get counted. God’s bank isn’t busted.  His Word is His Will, people. That is Victorious Living and it’s made for every believer. Okay ? Okay. Thank you Father for Your Love and Grace and Mercy and Your Goodness. Thank you for the great reality of Your Word. And Father, that Word is a living reality and we sure want to believe Your Word more than we ever want to believe the words of men. So I thank you for giving us a defeated Adversary. And that in the midst of all trials, tribulations, temptations - everything else Father, and the whole mess of the world, we can stand more than conquerors – declaring boldly the ineffable greatness of your love and grace. Thank you in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

God bless.

Our heavenly Father has left us numerous definite checks for definite needs.

Matthew 21:22 KJV – And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

John 14:13 KJV – And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 15:16 KJV - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

John 16:23 KJV - And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you.

1 John 3:22 KJV - And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:15 KJV - And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Matthew 18:19 KJV - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is inheaven. John 14:14 KJV - If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

1 John 5:14 KJV - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.