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SNT 0999 The Believer vs. Defeated Spiritual Powers

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

January 6, 1980

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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.

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Victorious Living: The Believer vs Defeated Spritual Power
Dr. Wierwille
Sunday Night Teaching SNT-0999
January 6, 1980
The Way International

Take your Bibles tonight and go to Galatians, please, Chapter 2.
I’d like to share from the Word of God with you 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 man’s best friend is his dog. Man just got it backward, 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
In Galatians 2:20, it says:
Galatians 2:20
I … [was] crucified [that’s 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
whom God knew from before the foundations of the world would believe the Word when they
heard it) for that individual, that individual when Christ was crucified, that individual went with
Verse 20 continued
I … [was] crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me
Christ liveth in me. Ladies and gentlemen, if that is true, this has to be a victorious living reality.
Verse 20 continued
Christ liveth in me: and the life which 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] gave himself 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. That’s right.
In Romans, chapter 4 (talking about Abraham who is the Father of all believers the Word
of God) says, verse 20 of chapter 4):
Romans 4:20-24
He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of … [God] 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 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
Verse 22b-24
to him [Abraham] for righteousness. [His believing was accounted to him for
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was … [accounted] to him [verse
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] 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 dead.
Verse 25:
Romans 4:25
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.
Romans 5:1a
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.

Verse 1 continued
Therefore being justified by believing we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:
The whole world is in a turmoil, everybody crying about peace. Nobody’s got any except
the believer – ‘cause you can’t have peace, people, without the prince of peace. The Word says
we’re justified and we have peace. Well, 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 (may be somebody else’s, but it’s 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
Romans 5:2
By whom [our Lord Jesus Christ] … we have access [we have access into this]
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 that we’re saved by grace, and that’s
where we stand.
Verse 2 continued
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.
Verse 2 continued
rejoice in the hope of the glory of God
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 and
the household as one body), we stand looking for the hope.
Whelp, look at Colossians chapter 2, bless your heart, some more of this wonderful Word
along this line. Chapter 2, verse 10, you are what?
Colossians 2:10
… 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 power

Look at verse 15.
Colossians 2:15
… having spoiled [the word spoiled is put off from himself] principalities and
powers, he [Jesus Christ] made a shew of them openly [he made an exhibition of
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.
Colossians 3:1-3
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid [your life is hidden, your life is
hidden. It’s already hidden] with Christ in God.
Boy, that’s victorious living.
Look at Hebrews 2 – very familiar verse chapter 2 verse 14:
Hebrews 2:14a
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he [Jesus Chirst]
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
within him was by the creation of God.
Verse 2:14b
likewise took part of the same; that [he, Jesus Christ] through death [his own
death] he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
The word destroy in Rotterdam’s translation is paralyze, paralyze the death dealing
power of Satan
Verse 2:14b continued
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’s 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. 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.” 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 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’ll 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:
Isaiah 53:4
Surely he hath borne our griefs, [the word griefs is sickness, he hath borne our
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’s either lying or he’s telling the truth. These are words.
We were talking a little bit this morning about one of the heartrending things in my
ministry and life has been that people just don’t get around to believing God’s Word. It’s just
unbelievable, but they don’t. It blows my heart, my mind. 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; read a
newspaper and believe it. That thing just cuts me inside. The Bible says every man’s a liar, but
the Word of God is Truth. We’ll believe what that man writes on a can or on a piece of paper or
puts on a loaf of bread, but we will not believe God and His Word. Somebody’s got us duped
good and proper. Sorry, but that’s 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 place where you just believe God’s Word?
If it never comes to pass, it’s still God’s Word. The reason it never comes to pass is that nobody
gets to pass enough believing around. It is God’s Word. And down through the centuries when
men believed God’s Word, the results came. It maybe took Abraham until he was 99, baby, 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:

Psalm 107:30
… [God] sent his word, and 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 heal them. Therefore, everywhere you go, wherever you walk, wherever you
speak (if you speak God’s Word), it’s a victorious life, victorious living – for you are that Word
in living reality.
Phillipians 4:19
… my God [yours, too – my God] shall supply all [my God shall supply all] your
need according to his riches in glory ... [through] Christ Jesus.
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
III John 2a
Beloved, I … [desire] above all things
The [word] wish is the word desire. Beloved, I desire about, what? All things. Well, if He
desires it above all things, what does He desire above all things? {prosper and be in health}
What He desires above all things. Right! But, it’s His Word. People you’ve got to get to
believing that Word.
III John 2b
… I … [desire] above all things that … [you may] prosper
God never made a beggar. God never made a poor person.
Someplace I think the Old Testament it says that God’s people … he never saw one
begging bread. Where is that? Psalm what? 37, good – bless you – read it. Psalm 37, I gotta read
it again. Psalm 37, I’m glad you’re here to help me find it. Psalm 37 what you said? It says in
verse 4 of Psalm 37:
Psalm 37:4,5,25
Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine
heart [verse 5]
Commit [yourself – commit] thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he[‘s
going to do] … bring it to pass. [and 25]

I [‘ve] … been young and now [I’m] … old [yeah, great] yet have I not seen the
righteous forsaken nor his seed doing begging bread.
Beloved I wish above all that thou mayest 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’s something wrong someplace, and it can’t be with God.
Our God’s in favor of His men and women prospering. The devil’s in favor of you not
prospering. Whichever way you believe God’s Word determines the election. I wish above all
that thou mayest prosper and be in health. 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, every ounce of your being,
every fiber of your being to do your utmost.
Likewise, with health. You don’t go out here 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 that 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:
Matthew 4:8,9
… the devil taketh him [I’m in verse 8. Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son]
up into [a] an exceeding high mountain, and [and the adversary, the devil] …
[showed] him [Jesus Christ] all the kingdoms of 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’s settle one great truth: can you give anything if you haven’t got
it? I should say not. There’re other records in the Word to show that the adversary – 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 with it (all the power); you know everything that goes with it (he’d get in the blue blood
line or whatever that … you would get invited to all the right parties you’d have a great coming
out party for your daughter or you’re 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, as 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 sin. He’s never showed me all the kingdoms of the world
and the glory of ‘em and said I’ll give ‘em to you, but he did it to Jesus Christ. For most people
he doesn’t even have to show ‘em even a half a kingdom; he gives ‘em one square block in town,
and they sell out to him. He said all of this I’ll give you, but there’s just one little trick to this,
just 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):
Ephesians 2:3
Among whom also we all had our [our do, our] conversation in times past in the
lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires [I’m in verse 3] of the flesh and of the
mind; and were by nature
Were by, what? Nature, by nature, by natural birth – a man of body and soul – by nature is a
child of whom? That’s to be a child of the … they’re his property, by nature (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’s why the unbeliever the natural man belongs to the
adversary. He can whop him ‘em when he wants to; bless him when he wants to; he belongs to
Look at Colossians chapter 1 verse 13, however, talking about God in Jesus Christ:
Colossians 1:13
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness [power of darkness],
and hath translated us [or 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 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, I’m not sure it’s someplace), God rescued us out from the exercised or
operative influences of darkness and separated us, bringing us as citizens into His kingdom by
His dear Son. That’s verse 13.
Look at I Corinthians, chapter 6, I Corinthians chapter 6 verse 20:
I Corinthians 6:20a
For … [you’re] bought with a price:
God delivered us. We’re 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, has the
adversary got on any of God’s property? {none} That’s right. Bought with a price!
Look at 7 – 20, I think it’s there, no it’s 23:
I Corinthians 7:20
… [you’re] bought with [with] a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Means don’t be a slave to the senses world or to men. You’re bought with a price by God’s only
begotten son – bought with a price.
Romans 8:37:
Romans 8:[31]b
If God be for us who can be against us?
That’s right. If God be for us who can then what? {be against us} Right.
Our struggle for victorious living, people, is with defeated principalities and powers
(that’s spiritual powers), defeated principalities and spiritual powers. Ephesian 6:12:
Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, … [and]
powers … [and] spiritual wickedness … [from on] high ...
So our struggle as believers, our fight (if you wanna call it that), our living for a victorious living
is with defeated principalities and spiritual powers. Well, why do we ever want to mess with
‘em if they’re already defeated? The adversary knows, he absolutely knows he is whipped and
defeated. But, you know something? He doesn’t want you to know it. He knows it. God raised
him [Jesus Christ] from the dead (blew his doors open), he knows it, but the adversary does not
want you to know it that he knows it. He wants to keep the born again believer ignorant, and to
keep him 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 – 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 cans – remember? Get you to believe everything except the
Word; keep people from the Word, but keep you believing that you know it, that you know the
Word. Man, what a tricky bird he is. He knows he’s defeated, and he’s done such an admirable
job defeating the believer because he’s walked 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 stand. That’s
right, boy oh boy.
Look at Ephesians Chapter 1 verse 3
Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord … who hath [who hath, who hath, who
hath – not going to, He has already] blessed us with … [every spiritual blessing]
all spiritual blessings in … Christ
Ladies and gentlemen, are we blessed? Oh God, we’re blessed. We’re bought with a price we’re
Ephesians 1:4a

According as he [God] … [has] chosen us
I didn’t choose 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 the 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. (I think the PFAL class gives him an umbrella or something
with holes in it … sends him as the ambassador – Great Britain.) 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’re not second-rate Christians; there’s only one
category – first. Let the rest of the unbelievers play second, third, quadruple, 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 (He’s a smart – God in His foreknowledge).
Verse 6 says:
Ephesians 1:6
To the praise of … [His] glory [the the praise of His glory – of the glory] of his
grace, wherein [in which] he hath 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, “Well, I ain’t no good, I don’t amount to anything.” Wait a minute … you’re a liar. For He
made you acceptable. Well, act like it. There is therefore (after He has made you lovely) all
kinds of condemnation. {No} There is therefore no condemnation. Walk with the greatness of
God’s Word. That’s 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’ll be what it says. It’s His Word. I’d rather believe that than what I read on a stupid beer
bottle. Fire brewed … must have got it from hades or something. Beautiful.
Verse 8, verse 7:
Ephesians 1:7a
In whom we have redemption through his blood,
Right. Through His blood – not mine (I didn’t strive unto blood against sin), his blood, his
sacrifice, his substitution for us.
Verse 7b
[we have] the forgiveness [forgiveness is the word remission – we got remission]
of sin, according to the riches [the riches] of his grace;
Wherein we stand.

Verse 8,9
Wherein [verse 8 – riches of His grace] he hath abounded [not just sprinkled, but
abounded] toward us in all wisdom and prudence [the word prudence is good
Having made known [verse 9] unto us the mystery of his will,
Isn’t that fantastic? Remember, if God be for us, who can be against us. People, out worst
enemy is not a foreign nation. It is our own nation, our own selves within a nation. It’s the truth
of God’s Word that is foreign in our nation. Today, there’s an atmosphere and an aroma of
defeat permeating your nation in Canada like ours in the United States. Well, ask yourself a
question: has God gone out of business? Has He changed His ability or His desire? Is His
Word no longer His will?
I’d like to just have you 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 great 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, sir, they won! We, too, can still win! For our God has
not changed. His ability has not changed – His Word is still His Will. That’s right. But, you got
to stand up and get committed and counted. You got to take a stand, stand up – get counted. You
got to take your place as a born again believer and shout 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 He 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 conquerors. Isaiah (I think it was who said, also Joshua, isn’t it?),
fear thou not for I am with thee; whithersoever thou goest, I will go. Our God, and 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’s 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 in a regular neat little outfit, regular checkbook cover and everything. There are
ten blank checks that God gives in His Word; they’re all in here. But, what I want to read to you
tonight, I’ve written on … in the back page here. This is my name here at the top, Victor 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 blank checks – seven of which
we may write in WHATSOEVER we need and three 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 affect fluctuation in 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.”
And on the back page (the last page) is this little old poem: “God’s Bank Ain’t Busted
“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.
[I should have told you that this poem was written after the depression in the United States, and I
picked it up some place along the line (I forget all the history of it), but this is the background of
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 [that was proper usage in that day]?" I asked. "Your loss, don't you
"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’s 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 that Word’s a living reality and we sure want
to believe Your Word a lot 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
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.