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April 20, 2022 8:36 am
On today's Show Mike Zwick reminds of what the lord says in Matthew 6:14-15 about forgiveness. Acts 2:17 where Young men dream tune in to hear Mike's dream.
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Your host Mike Zwick all right if not for God with Mike Zwick, man. It is the day after Resurrection Sunday and I am glad to be back. The Truth Network you guys are absolutely awesome. Thank you so much for listening.
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You know it's funny. I remember I heard a guy named Pastor Sammy Ballard from First Baptist Church of med.
Then he said he said there was a time you actually had to go up and talk to somebody face-to-face in order to share the gospel with them. He said, but now it's as simple as turning on a you know sending the video were are sending them a podcast and or you can even go go online and say hey God is good or Jesus saves and posted it immediately.
Dozens or hundreds or even thousands of people could see that so we have some real tools that are dispensable that a lot of people did not have over the years and so I just want to encourage you to go ahead and take advantage of these tools that we've got so anyways I hope everybody had a happy resurrection Sunday.
Hope you made it to church and if not it's not too late. You can go tomorrow. This it this session will get to be airing on Saturday so tomorrow can be Sunday so I make sure to get to your church and say what it says in Hebrews 1025 to not forsake the gathering of yourselves as some of them have done, but it's important. It's important to do that.
So anyways this today. I wanted to talk to you little bit about him some dreams that I've been having and they've really been pretty consistent over the past several years where I will have a dream and when I have the dream middle that will come true and sometimes it's weak sometimes it's month months later. Sometimes it's a year later, it just depends how it works or what it is but they've they've deftly been working out a deftly been coming together, and you know probably about a year and 1/2 ago I had a dream about inflation where all the sudden summary in the dream there was Donald Trump and there is an American flag and somebody was yelling.
Inflation. Inflation. Inflation and sure enough we got inflation. Another one of the dreams I had and I told you guys this were my son had fallen and in the dream I think he had died but what I did was I prayed and I said Lord I said please let him live and in and don't let that happen. And then the next day he actually fell. He broke his leg so I would pay attention to these and I would pay attention also to what the Lord is speaking directly to you on says in the book of acts it says that in the last days, your young men will dream dreams, your old men will see visions or the other way around something with but but anyway so that's what it says and it said I think it's your old men will dream dreams and your young men will see visions. But whatever the case is is that it's important that we pay attention we listen to the heart of God. So about a week and 1/2 ago I had a dream where I was, quick dream, but were all the lights in the country had gone out and so I just thought I thought it was a very interesting dream and but I would I would be prepared for the implications that what could happen if that would happen in this country so that's that's a dream that's pretty important and is another dream that I had that was really interesting and in the stream on it started out I was in a I was actually with one of my friends named Howell and we were walking down the street we were on just hanging out. We were talking doing this that the other whatever was and then all of a sudden somebody shot Howell six times in the back and after they did that it it appeared as if nobody was going to do anything about it. I remember I try to carry them to some hospital. I guess he was okay or whatever it was, but I realize that you know what that part of the dream meant was that you know were getting to a point now where you know people are saying you know define the police and were people you know people will commit crimes and and in no blame everybody but themselves have actually been watching a series on Netflix and I think was called.
I am a murderer, but it was talking about. These people were on death row.
And these people who were these people who would kill people: and they were in jail but a lot of these people were getting out of jail. And the reason for getting out of jail is because they said they had a tough childhood. Listen, I mean I'm sure many of us at some point, place or time.
It had a tough childhood but we don't go out and we kill people. That's just not right so anyways the after that another part of the dream I ended up going to a shopping mall, and when I went to the shopping mall. All of a sudden I could see that people were. They were date they saw who I was and they were almost like following me and so I almost hit myself for a minute when I tried to hide myself date they just found me and then instead of being angry or belligerent or anything like that is noted. I know it's okay working to show you what's going on and I said okay so went to the cash register and it was a place it would've been like a Gucci or was a place with a very high-end store. When I went to the store.
There were people at the, the front cash register and when they're on the cash register. What they Doing as they were saying. Okay, here's your purchase. You don't have to pay us. You can just pay us later. They cut away like, you know, we know you're not in a pay us or whatever it was, but people Just taking stuff because it was free and they were getting on credit and so eventually what happened was, was that there I looked at all the stuff in the store. There were only a few nasty T-shirts that nobody really wanted and they said that okay that that you can get this for free or whatever it is, but you know, as you know the Bible says. It says if you don't if you don't work, neither shall you eat so you know I think a lot of times and a lot of people in this country are saying we want to get something we want. We want to get it for free but in life there.
There are no free lunches every somebody somebody can have to pay for it and so eventually if my dream is what I think it is and what's gonna happen in reality, eventually working to get to the point where they're given out all this free stuff and right now you're even seeing it's inflation.
I mean there's an essay were to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and you have heard my mom was told me the other day that Bojangles was paying $18 an hour. And guess what the cost of everything goes up, so not only that but there's there's been people who say I don't have to work or I don't have to pay my bills or you know whatever was maybe soon. Josť had a rough childhood but I think were headed in the wrong direction in this country and so I would just prepare her know I would praise the Lord about exactly what this means for you. I would pray to the Lord exactly what this means for your family because III can see where if people were just saying hey, things are free things are free. We don't have to work for it and were knocking to pay our bills. You know, I mean there's there's there's people right now the United States who who are living in housing where they literally cannot be kicked out of their house or not. They're not paying the rent.
There were something I was assigned over and arm that I saw and the sign said that housing rights are universal right and it said and eviction. Think about what would happen if you actually ended eviction people would just stop paying the bills and so if people are just not paying the bills anymore. The people the people who own the place that they can't kick them out specially if they still have a mortgage and why would they pay a mortgage on something that they can't that they can't get any money out of them. They can't get the people out of there for not paying the bills so you know it it says in Scripture that God turn them over to a debased mind and he gave them the desires of desires of the heart, and I think many Americans are many people in this country of said hey we want this.
We want that for a long time and.saying okay if that's what you want you can have it mean I actually want to service yesterday with that cross assembly over and and in Raleigh and Pastor Chad was preaching. He said there many times and it is in the Bible where when the demons are in somebody's body. They'll say we and so now when these people are, you know people who are transgender when they're using their personal pronoun or whatever it is they'll say we went here. We want their and you know she's kind of interesting because in the Bible that that's what happened when the people were demonically possessed.
You know I was in the walking around yesterday and the ball and when I was walking around. There was a guy with a skirt yet.
A beard on.
He had a couple of earrings, and he shaved his legs and I said I I don't really know what's going on here, but that's that's kind of the direction that were going and so are the only hope for America that we turn to Jesus and in it almost looks like it's too late, but with God all things are possible with God all things are possible me that's that's that's where we are.
We need to pray. Matter fact I would just tell you if you're listening right now.
Do what you can do do what you whatever you can do wherever you can do it. I mean it on Saturdays a lot of people around at the abortion clinic throughout their were praying that that the abortion clinics. We shut down and there was.
There is an abortion clinic in Greensboro where we been praying, praying, praying, and then they said two days last week abortion clinic was shut down because the doctor did not come in on to perform the abortions, but there's a lot of stuff that's going on right on the world and side. I think we all need to really just pay attention told you the story about the mall I told you all that one of the stories that I was thinking about as many years ago there was a pastor and what the pastor did was he came in and he he was going to go to church on a on a Sunday morning. It was a resurrection Sunday.
Just like we just had this past week and he he was driving around and he was his son was in the car and he was thinking to himself. He said how can I as a pastor tell everybody in my congregation that everything is going to be okay everything's in a be okay and when this pastor was with his son.
He was driving by the graveyard when he drove by the graveyard. He was thinking about things and he said how can I go and preach a sermon on Easter morning when I'm going through all these tough times myself. I'm having a tough time. I can't get my finances in order.
Everything is going going bad for me and then all of a sudden he drove by the graveyard when he drove by the graveyard. One of the graves was they were digging the grave and the great was empty. His son said to me says daddy says one got away one got away. The pastor started crying and sobbing in his car and he said thank you Jesus that 2000 years ago. One got away and so no matter what were going through no matter how tough of a time were having. We know when we have faith that 2000 years ago. One got away and thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins so that we know that when we die will go to heaven and be with you. I mean things may be tough things. Maybe we may be having a tough time in our lives in me. I know a lot of people who are going through divorce, and a lot of people were having children who are lost in it and they don't know how they can be saved and they don't know what's gonna happen to them or whatever, but we've got it. We've got a Savior we got a Lord that we know that just by trusting in him. When we die, will you have eternal glory with the eternal Savior of the world and we look forward to that day I tell you what. The way that things are going right now, things look tough. Things are bad. I mean right. I mean, we see the inflation we see we seem.
You see, it looks like all the bad guys are winning. I mean, you know I I heard a story recently for my friend Wayne Kennedy and he said that there was a there was a guy who went up to what one went to prison in New Jersey and he said he was a woman he said I'm transgender on a woman and so the ACLU had done something to say okay. It's okay that you can go to a woman's prison so he went to the woman's president now found out he's got two of the women in that prison pregnant says.
And it says in the last days. It says that that their glory will be in their shame. Their glory will be in their shame says in Scripture it says that the people will be lovers of themselves. I mean, you see it all the time people are just looking at what's in it for me.
What's in it for me.
What's in it for me. They don't care about anybody else but what's in it for me and as Christians we can look there and say, as it says in Matthew chapter 7. Do you want onto others as you shall have them do unto you, for this sums up the wall and the prophets. If you don't want if you don't want somebody to steal from you. Don't steal from somebody else if you don't want your spouse to commit adultery on you don't commit adultery on your spouse if you don't kill.
You don't want somebody to kill you or kill a member of your family don't kill somebody else. But Jesus even said it himself.
He says if you hate a brother in a brother or sister in your heart says you committed murder already and so I think it's time says in Scripture that time for the judgment to begin in the house of the Lord and needs to begin with us need to begin right here with me and with you. Is there something that you need to repent of his. There is sin in your heart that you're holding against somebody of Jesus said it like this. He says if you forgive other men of their sins that God will forgive you of your sins. If you don't forgive other people of their sins. God will not forgive you of your sins and have heard people try to explain that away.
This will not that's not what he means. Oh really smarty-pants. What is he me as it seems pretty clear to me if you don't forgive other people from your heart. As he says that the Lord will not forgive you of your sins. I think it's time to forgive that person who you been holding a grudge against for a long time. I mean, is it worse is it worth going to hell. Is it worth it. Jesus says that I have come to that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly. But how can you live the abundant life. If you're holding a grudge against a brother or sister just doesn't work that way just doesn't work that way he died I was in four different places and received divine revelation to read the book of Isaiah and I started to read the book of Isaiah and I see what was happening in the book of Isaiah is exactly what's happening in America right now and they said that the book of Isaiah was a foreshadowing in many cases of of Jesus coming to earth. Isaiah's chapter 7 Isaiah chapter 9 Isaiah 53 is matter fact, if you don't know Isaiah 53 there was actually a there was actually a lady who was in the car they were. She was that she was she was a Jew and she was in the concentration camps.
She had a tough time. It was like nothing was going right for this that the other and she started to study the Old Testament. The Bible and she looked it. Isaiah 53 and she said this sounds a whole lot like Jesus. Matter fact I have my friend Joanne who lives down in Florida.
She said she got saved by listening to Isaiah 53 Isaiah 53 might want to take a look at that here it is believed a report in whom is the arm of the Lord revealed, for he shall grow up before him as a tender plant is a root out of dry ground. He hath no form or comeliness and what we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we, his we hid as it were our faces from him.
He was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed.
He was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment and who shall declare his generation, for he was cut off out of the land of living for the transgressions of my people was he stricken and he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Get it please the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief with will now shalt make his soul an offering for certain, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days in the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand, he shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many, for he shall bear their iniquities. Thank you Jesus therefore will I did divide him a portion with the great, he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because it because he hath poured out his soul to death and he was numbered with the transgressors and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Thanks be to God for the reading of his word. When I hear that I think about what Jesus did for us on the cross. I know somebody.
He says he says Mike he says, Jesus didn't have to dine the cross persons. He did it to clear our conscience friend of you telling me one thrall that didn't have to do it. He absolutely had it had to be done right before he was gonna die on the cross. He says it is finished is finished. The finished work on the cross and all you have to do is believe in her.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not his. For God did not send his son in the world to condemn the world, but he sent his son into the world through him that he might. That the world might be saved.
Me ask you something friend you know if you were to die right now that you have eternal life. We might say I'm a good person by good works outweigh my bad. Some of the Bible says it says in Romans 323 that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Let's look at the 10 Commandments you sit there listening to me. Have you ever told a Y in your life paths with multiple wives owns a white lie. It's a lie if ever stolen anything, but if you ever committed adultery similar never cheated on a spouse. But Jesus says if you committed adultery with your eyes if you've lusted after a woman or a man in your heart you committed adultery already. None of us are good. See that's the difference between the Christian and the non-Christian.
The non-Christian says I have a pretty good person. I saw something on Opera and she said I was good or Dr. Phil said I need to have a better self-esteem. So I need to tell my purse tell myself that I'm a great person but see the truth is the truth. Scripture says that you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. And you may believe that way for long time. You may have thought have a pretty good personal get an avid and that's that may have been what you been taught. That's not the word of God. Matter fact, Billy Graham told a story years ago. He said that he saw this with his own eyes, he saw a man pick up pick up a pick up a football and he started to run down the field and he ran the wrong way. He said he was sincere about it. He was sincere in his belief that he was going the right way, but he was wrong and maybe think that hey your your your good works are to get you in heaven, but they won't matter fact.
Ephesians 2 chapter of Ephesians 2839 it says it is by grace that we are saved nothing of ourselves, so that no one may boast. We can't earn our way into heaven. We have to kneel down to the cross of Jesus Christ. We have to put our faith in him told the story before, and you say Mike what he tell the same tape same stories again and again both because I'm really not that creative but I like the story. The story was this was that there was two sets of kids and they're all the same classroom and they said that one of the sets of kids had done their homework.
The other kids had not done their homework and the kids who did not do their homework, they went, they were going on a hike that day when there were going up to the hike they were going on a hike. The teacher said to them, he says those of you who did not do their homework. Give your bags that you can walk up the hill and the kids who did their homework to carry their bags in your bags as well. So this seemed to make zero cents at all. Nothing at all. What happened is is when these kids started to go up the started to walk up the mountain, the kids who did not do their homework did not want somebody else carrying their own load. They said I want to carry myself. We can't carry ourselves, we can't carry the load by ourselves. If you do, you will not make it. If you're trusting in your own goodness you will never make it to heaven, but my favorite passage in the Bible, Luke 18 it says there were two men went up to the church one Sunday and one of them says Lord God, I think you are not like this other man give 10% of my money.
I don't commit adultery pretty good person. I don't why don't steal and cheat the other guy in the back of his church back. The church could even look up beat on his chest. He said God have mercy on me a sinner. Jesus said the second guy, the guy beating on his chest when way justified, not first because those who humble themselves will be exalted. Those who exalt themselves will be humbled. Have you ever humbled yourself and ask the Lord of the universe to forgive you of your sins because your center.
If you have not repented of your sins asked the Lord to forgive you turn away from your sin and look to Jesus and trusted in Jesus inoculate if you'd like to go to heaven if you'd like to go to heaven with all the other Christian pray with me right now for Jesus.
I know that I was sent.
I know I've done wrong things I've stolen. I've lied and cheated to make heaven, I ask you to give me of my I put my trust in you. Thank you for giving me advice. Thank you Jesus RA for my YouTube channel. If not for God with Mike Zwick.
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