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April 9, 2022 8:30 am
Join Evangelist Michael Bowen as he preaches on the message that God is always there. Jesus came to the earth to save us now we just have to accept Salvation.
Hey this is Mike Zwick from if not for God podcast our show stories of hopelessness turned and I hope your chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just seconds.
Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network and the resurrection of Jesus Christ absently transforming and restoring my healing and making all things in his power; the captivity hell and delivered God's grace. Jesus breaks the chain series on loan. The work was great and received his word love true podcast is titled face-to-face. I like to open with this prayer for prayer releasing the power of the blood of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, and the one who I came face-to-face with Texas prison sitting at a cold hard steel table fully surrendered to him releasing the power of the blue eye, my mind and thought the blood of Jesus Christ, your mind and thought.
The Lord God cover doorpost and possessions with the blood of Jesus was overcome the blood of Jesus. Heavenly father sprinkled the blood of Jesus on us as we receive multiplied grace and peace from the Prince of peace. Hallelujah we are made part of the blood of the everlasting covenant. We have boldness to hear into the presence of God through the blood of Jesus Christ are conscious is heard from dead works to serve the living God will Jesus.
We, the body of Jesus and drink his blood in our holy communion. Hallelujah we ever did to the blood of Jesus and we are redeemed from the power of evil overall. We review all 20 in fear because we have peace suitable Jesus Christ.
We received the new covenant through the blood. We received the receipt of violence and prosperity through the blood of Jesus Christ. We received deliverance of Jesus. We receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the anointing through the law of Jesus blood of Jesus bears witness to my deliverance and salvation. Hallelujah, thank you Lord Jesus cleanses us from all Jesus resisted the blood and blood gives us victory every day we live and walk in him hollow you.
We reviewed and cast out all spiritual guilt and shame and condemnation.
The blood of Jesus.
We break the power of sin and iniquity in our lives to the blood of Jesus. My heart and our hearts are sprinkled and purified by the blood of Jesus from an evil conscience, hallelujah we review Satan the devil, the accuser of the Brundtland through by the blood of Jesus Christ. We command all of our users to the park through the blood of Jesus.
We reviewed spirit of Slater's Asian blood of Jesus and finally release the voice of the blood against demons and evil spirit that would accuse us and condemn us every day by the precious blood of the Lamb.
Hallelujah Jesus name in this podcast, I would like to talk about something that happened to me when I was in prison changed my life forever, on May 19, 2013 I was arrested for six felony counts of theft and sent to prison for one year I do on a three-month growth being smoking crack cocaine and shooting methamphetamine into my vein this day, I was arrested I called this day, the day I was captured by God because the paper the drugs that I could not stop using I was doing things of value from stories of people like you trade them for drugs and continue getting high and and I just I wouldn't stop.
I stole so much and in the police directory they had my license plate number and they had my description and they are looking for me because I was feeling from stores and from people every day all day long in late and not in the more a 24 hours a day. I was doing that my life was in shambles, I was running hard and fast, high on drugs, headed for my absolute destruction I abandoned my children living out of my car using drugs, selling drugs and being a thief and a robber. It was disgusting was a horrible way to live. I was at the lowest point of my life.
I thought only way that I would never stop growing with if I died so I was trying to decide I could open that I would meet Monday and rather sooner than later I had and I don't care attitude and I would live in a reckless and dangerous life. I believe I was about to do something very bad or something very bad is about to happen to me I was almost in place of no return but God had another plan than that to let me destroy my life through drug and riotous living and sinful living. I was arrested and sent to prison where I had an encounter with Jesus Christ. One night in the prison chaplain during the worship service. I was standing there weeping and crying with tears streaming down my face asking Jesus where are you at that point I was desperate. I was crying out for the Lord to save me but I could not) I do not know where he was. I asked again where all you did a sweet voice asked me my soul and said I mean your tears that completely broke me. I was also overcome when the Lord spoke of sweet words to me and I was able to told to connect with him for the first five in my life on such a deep and profound level.
He was in my tears. At least he was in all my sadness and all my heart and all my distrust. He was always there with when I didn't think he was there he was there he was in a place that I will even look at what was in my tears which was inside my sadness, hallelujah, he's not God's way out there you have to see for little boys right there with you and Whitney is with me in that moment that I was crying hallelujah him you will that completely broke me when when the Lord spoke that sweet word to my soul and I found myself falling on my face on my knees on the prison chaplain for baby Jesus to save me. You know what he did he met me in that place of surrender are through my life that day to Jesus Christ on that prison chaplain for is finally found my godly sorrow for the first car in my life.
Second Corinthians 710 to 11 says for godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world produces death from this very thing that you sorrow and in a godly manner with diligence in producing you clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what you will even desire what zeal was vindication in all things you prove yourself to be clear in this matter.
What incredible words that speaks to me well sorely out of that chapel service maybe a couple weeks after I have this encounter with Jesus Christ.
I was sitting at a table in the 112 seed out of the dorm that I live in at the Travis unit Texas state prison.
One of the younger brothers came up to me and asked me a question. He said in the coach.
How do you know when the Holy Spirit is here see common code is out of my nickname but I could see football and I would talk about it a lot. So the guys just naturally start a comical I was a very successful football coach youth football coach, or we can prison as well as being a very good footballer when I was young man very successful in college and I was drafted into the Canadian football league is a professional football where so that's how I got that nickname coach Lisa Cho had no when the Holy Spirit is here. You know when I was in prison. I began crying out to Jesus not read the Bible all day every day with all the chapel services that were available to the men in prison knew that if anyone is going to talk to code or talk to me talk about Jesus because coach was all about Jesus hallelujah that that point I wanted all about Jesus.
And so the only Apple cobbler, and asked me any I guess that the Holy Spirit and intercom and asked me to let him know how we would know the Holy Spirit was there. So when the young man asking a question about how do you know when the Holy Spirit is present. I answer him again given them some fancy response and elegant description of how it's like the wind blowing in your solely comes upon you, and you have these feelings and not given this description try my best to describe how that we would know the Holy Spirit is there.
I heard a voice, a soft stool voice speak to my spirit saying this, why don't you just invite me to the table and while that just kinda shook me to my core and it was so sweet and such a nice tone and install so softly to me that I stop what I was doing. Immediately I thought what I do not stop with with what I was saying and began to pray out loud. I pray for Jesus to come to sit at the table with the I invited him to sit down at the steel table in the middle of the prison dorm and in an instant.
The Holy Spirit invaded invader.
Can we just built a communal echo like a flood. It was the most incredible movement that I've ever experienced in my life and we both found ourselves in the presence of Almighty God in Jesus Christ. When this happened. Both of us grows, we we we could do anything. We just froze it all we could do was sit there and stare at each other with our mouths open, it took all the words from us and even our breath away. I'll never forget this moment because it was at this moment. I was filled with the Holy Spirit out fire on anything amazing reckless love that I cannot describe the word.
I later wrote a point about this experience called face-to-face that describes this event and want to share that with you at the end of this podcast but just at that moment. Also, remind me of the song that were popular, right now is called reckless love and honor reason the lyrics of the song.
It describes what I was feeling enough prison.
At that moment in it and the song touches my heart now and every time I hear it on to remind me of this time that I had with Jesus in prison and some go something like this.
It says before a single word you were seeing all over me.
You have been so so good to me before I took a breath.
You read your life in me. It is also time for me, 000, well me know her in the red blood of God always chases me down by two leave the 99 and food and learned and I don't deserve it stool you also who Leo who will be reading in the when you will still your love for me. You have been so so good to me when I felt know you paid it all. Maybe you have been so so con me Leo who will be no other. The red list of God will always chases the five to leave enough food and nine is known deserve it. Still you you you so you will be in the red lives love God so you won't mount there you will come in after me. There is no law will know you won't tear, now me will be overwhelming.
The red lives.
Love always chases me down.
Five still leave the 999 I learned don't deserve it to you so were Leo who will mean that there is the God without my best attempt at singing that song and I love it so much I hope hope you are blessed by that. Not musically inclined, but always say Jesus loves when I sing you see this song speak to my spirit, my soul because it's a reckless love.
It's an unending love. It's an amazing love prison and delivered me from addiction once and for all. See, when I was out there, Highland Road being destroyed by the things of this world and the lust of the drugs of my last. I was at one Jesus left the 99 becoming fine always chases me down. I slumped down leave the 99 Jesus who is love left the 99 to come and find me.
Hallelujah date. I was sitting there cold towards the paper table was the day the Lord had made for me to have a life changing encounter them in our firm.
Rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day that I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost Seattle cold hard steel table that was set on fire. That day I began praying in tongues and being filled with new revelations intrusive for my life.
My hope now listening to this podcast. If you are struggling with addiction or any other sin separated that has separated you from your purpose in God. Do not give up Lee's brother sister friend of mine. Do not let yourself be destroyed by a simple act simple thoughts or the lusts of your flesh, believe in the private life or the things Eagle of this world that you are searching for to bring you happiness never come so I want to read this this Scripture that speaks to that very thing. It didn't hurt John to 15 to 17 do not love the world or the things in the world anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him all that is in the world. The left, the lust of the eyes, and a part of life, not of the father of the world and the world is passing away and the last of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever in the world is passing away in the lust of it, but he who does the will of God by forever lives forever last forever Highland that day sitting at their cold parcel table set on fire.) The fullness of the love of the father face-to-face with Jesus Christ by the power and majesty of the Holy Spirit of promise. Now I want to tell you right now.
I promise you if you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, like I did make him your Lord and Savior and repeated your sins and turn away from them. He will change your life like did mine where you are suffering from having difficulties managing your life was coming, I promise you surrender now in your life over to the one who created you would need you in your mother the beginning of your change happens at the end of your surrender. A full white flag. Surrender of your heart, mind and soul to the king of King Jesus Christ. First Peter 510 says, but may the God of all grace, who called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and so you help is coming.
I promise you, you suffer for a while in your suffering will will will only last until your surrender, hallelujah what you surrender. Then the Lord can move longer life and in communion in an embryo about her distress. Matthew 1624 to 25 and Jesus said to the side of if anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me wherever desire to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find surrender your life. Give your life your old addicted life. Your old simple life even let no man die and let the new man come alive let old woman die.
Let the new woman come in its place. Old things are passed away. All things become new. Those who are in Jesus Christ: you are listening to this podcast. Now what to tell you something profound about what I would imprison you a lot of people on the go to prisoners. Amos the worst day of my life coming to prison and I will tell you that's not how it was for me the worst day of my life was not the day I would imprison the day I went to prison. Turned out to me to be a good day.
I know that may sound all that you go to prison but it turned out to be the best thing about me and Mark's entire life. That first day I stepped foot that prison because I would tell you the worst day of my life I came to realize was not the first day that I went to prison, but it was the day before I went out on the streets using drugs and still the people and found myself in complete and utter darkness. I was one step away from eternal hell that day and I could feel it all away in the my bones want everyone to remember right now. No matter how bad you think your life is, no matter how bad this day were the ones to come may be, there is a good day, and soon sooner than you might think. Remember God is in control. He is a sovereign God, let him have his way, did you like I did when I was an improvement.
Give your opening email to rid yourself of your life. Your will to heal the one who created you allow him to write your direction and set your feet on a new path like he did to me. Hallelujah I God prevented me from hurting or killing myself or someone else will have me arrested. I spend another day out in the world. Out of those 3 Tile Rd. in Denver for more money to someone reading documents into my soul were going to hell. But God loves me so much. The annual rest of my own protection. Recently to prison for my review. I finally slow down and be able to list the and is true.
God knew that I was at the point where I was finally ready to surrender to him and will and his way. He is a perfect God.
And this was his perfect plan for my life. You see, I was very stubborn man and I was tough as nails from from my days of a beautiful, glaring and just 75 inch three.
To find engage in things and I have a lot of fighting in the it was this stubbornness, toughness and ability keep fighting.
Just like I was trained to do on the football field that they kept me from surrendering to God bless this training and myself it actually can be locked in my diction trying to find something that there was no way I could ever defeat without Jesus will God capture me and put me in that prison. The day May 19, 2013 I called that day when I was arrested for sick stomach out of I: day-to-day. I was captured by God, nor God capture me quickly and effortlessly and slowly down put me in a place where I would finally receive his word and through that we do a good work me and changed my life from bad to good thinking.
Jesus once I was tempted by God and was now time for me to surrender me to go to the godly punishment and chastisement only that prison that I was sent to could do this chat chastisement is godly discipline intended for my good health me be set free. I know that some of you may have to face some things here in the future to help you come about. Understand writing your addiction or something like that whatever is going to have a decision date.
You have to go to the 500 go to the store and I say go through this just face it and don't do it and be able to accept that chastisement or whatever type of godly discipline that there is is for your good. Hallelujah. Hebrews 412, six S. 1216 says inner struggle against sin not yet resisted to the point of shedding of blood and have you completely forgot his word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son and says my son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline and do not are we abuse you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves any chaplains.
Everyone accepts as his son. What a great word once God kept me up in Munich prison. He moved on me like never experience my life while I didn't ruin my soul had been tormented for so many years.
My spirit is broken in my mind was polluted and shattered, and I lost all of that point my life. I believe I would be better off dead.
Then my sweet Jesus stepped into my despair and reached into the depths of my darkness and grab me by my hand and save me from myself and from the unity of the muscle. Praise Jesus my creator Keeley universe King of King who has the unlimited power and authority over all things in heaven and in this fallen world here on our God revealed to me the truth in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior showed me that predestines his chosen child to serve as his disciple Clarissa date of my life.
Never again serve the world, much less the devil were the wicked weapon of addiction that prison that I was indicating any approving Brown and 1/2 fiery furnace was a pleasure God began to shape and mold me in rebuilding and making the man of God he created me to be the man of God that I am today sitting near oldest podcast because you did not prison was my Ground Zero that was where the rubber met the road so to speak.
The old saying goes, let go and let God. Why did just that. Let go of everything I ever tried to hold onto in my life that I was tricked into believing was somehow going to bring me some some kind of happiness that I was certain before I let go and I give everything to God hold me… Nothing that was not under his control.
I submitted my whole being to the one who created me to have waived me into doing me as he will for his plan and purpose was a time when I lived in Tucson Arizona my diction raised out of control during those years and I used to drive down a street of the 22nd St. and on one of the corners and brought down 27 Campbell revealed no Tucson Arizona over by University Arizona law at that corner and it's a white wall in their words and essay is painted on that wall room. I looked at it so many times already but I never truly knew what the saying actually meant until I finally sorted my life to Jesus Christ on that wall in Arizona. It is written these words. Happiness is submission to God. Now I know exactly what this means in my additional surrender to God in Jesus Christ. I did finally admit to myself that I was a weak man amount play and Carmine and I was unable to effectively manage my own life without causing chaos, sadness, loneliness and ultimate destruction. I realized my mistake and embrace efforts always going to be addicted to alcohol and drugs and in rehab mental hospital jail or prison.
In this acknowledgment and understanding is where I began the wall my road to freedom. I was finally able to unhook myself from the dependence on myself in this world to bring me happiness and success. You see, my happiness is my submission to God for his will and plan to be activated in my life and freedom follow that plan and that will and be obedient to his word and in his plan for my life.
My success can only be found in the internal saving grace of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ more a very successful what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his own soul as a child of God reborn the spirit I can express my life and everything in it in the God here and submit to his will. Instead of trying to govern myself my own will and this submission to God and his plan in my lifetime and without the light creating a live and do all the great need to do in Jesus Christ. This is what I call my sweet spot in my life when I'm in God's perfect will.
Doing what he is called me to do. Hallelujah Jesus Christ is the beginning and end of all things, and I'm completely on class seems to ninth intensive for you and him next Jesus Christ will all of the Godhead bodily. You are complete in him who the head of all principality and power. You have the power in your life with Jesus in your heart hallelujah he says right here is the head of all principality and power and not prison that cold heart still table the Lord shall be with his amazing love and understanding and continues with this each new day they surrendered and submitted to him each day I wake up and I have a decision to surrender my life to Jesus that and submit to his his ways is awarded his way I've found that this is the love that brings me happiness when I'm in the sweet spot when I'm in this place of submission and surrender to him – when I'm happy.
This is what I always search for in the things of this world, but could never find. This is the love I searched for my whole life and always escaped until I surrendered to the love of God, the reckless love of God which is the truth in Jesus Christ's love is so pure and amazing and it takes the place of everything in my life that ever put trust in the make me happy, but always eventually led me down Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh created the universe and is now in control of my life in the dark.
The greatest thing.
Oh my goodness, the creator of the universe is in control of my life. They say Jesus take the will to take it will take a whole will and even the road were brought on hallelujah Jesus Christ I love you so much.
I tell you what God's Spirit dwells in me, not only God can control my life, but his spirit Holy Spirit dwells in me I am his precious child who has been reborn. The spirit and I will see the kingdom of heaven.
Hallelujah… Did not created me to be an underachiever, God did not create need to be a failure.
Life, God did not create need to serve workers. God did not create need to be a drug addict, or prison, and he certainly never created me to live in the defeat of something God revealed to me, a Jesus Christ true that iambic Torres in Jesus Christ alone and I miss press precious wonderfully made child.
Psalm 139 3216 says for you formed my inward parts of currently my mother's womb. I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made marvelous are your works, and my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from you when a secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest part of the art drive saw my substance being yet unborn will they all written the days that for me, when as yet there were none of them how wonderful the speaking of my creator, the father or father God hallelujah God also revealed immunity about my diction and all of the show needed is just the same alive. Satan told Adam and Eve in the garden to separate them from his love and I can overcome that ally by believing and receiving Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and being reborn hallelujah opens as well, things become hallelujah the old addicted man is dead and gone, and in this places the psycho damages microphone hallelujah this is exactly what I've done in my life in prison. When I turned my life to Jesus Christ and I came face-to-face with my God first Corinthians 1311 13 verse 11 to 13 when I was a child of the child, understood as a child, I thought of the job. When I became a man I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I shall know, just as I also will know and now by faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
Tell you what, I am a man man of God, and I love the Jesus Christ in my heart that I am to share with this world of illusion and that will of God in my life. I will read this pointless room about sitting at that table when a young man asked me how do you know when the Holy Spirit is and I'm a routine now is called face-to-face to preserve city across each other.
One silently pondering things unseen. I'm the one lost my own thoughts: still table hardness. It always brings in a dorm full of chaos are endorsing outlaws echoes of fear questions asked by one. How do you know when God's spirit is here in a sacred moment the promising question asked Iran to my mind. Surely I can come up with a good answer, riding around in my head is more or by searching for the saving morsel of knowledge. Some sweet nugget, tasty and fresh. My mind takes me inside a picture place for humanity was eternally blessed standing in all of my surroundings lost my mind. Found at the foot of the brawl unable to put into words the price my sweet Jesus calls his innocent blood spill would greatly reduce pain upon pain relentlessly repeated misery delivered by the hands of wickedness place where sin was triumphantly defeated.
I have environment a was limited his cute body sadly lowered from across the data world eclipse door on Calvary evil and witnesses law unknowingly. They have killed 13 sleigh Almighty God's only begotten son, the one and only Savior and him is eternal life for all who will ever come for me. I was pulled from the darkness.
Jesus reaching into his thinking.
Pulled from the burning fire my diction and freedom at a still table. Now I sit deliberately into this prison. Finally, listen to his voice.
He led me to its chapel and him there. I learned to rejoice, taught me the meaning of praise and worship through his Spirit. A better way. I have been shown brought me into his righteousness covered me with it like a beautiful new point road. He gave me a newfound confidence that away all my old "his love of freedom.
He gave me newsy so life-giving water to nursing new song streaming sweet melody from my mouth is world-class seared burning in my heart.
How great is our God began to scream and shout more exciting than scoring the game-winning touchdown, but better than winning the lottery.
One day, having discovered Christ's unending love. Nothing of this world. Compare to his way for his latest so lovely. His burden is ever so light.
His yoke I've taken of Connie putting in this life meaningless fire city here in this prison. True freedom in Jesus.
I found his love meandered across the room I saw his sacrifice about sitting here at this: still table face-to-face question asked by my friend.
How do you know when God's spirit is here begin to tell them it's like the women did in my ear assignment was for his still small voice resting over me, Jesus and invite me to come sit at the table I will open your heart so you can clearly see. I started my vanity description immediately and, for I to come in like a mighty rushing water. Debating a wave of holy love by the whirlwind listing down rain for of his Holy Spirit showering down upon us.
We were totally consumed. Taken all words in a breath, it seemed like just the two of us were left in the one product room. Grace abounding in the moment our speech lifted on wings of life from above white flag of surrender our hearts around now by his blazing unconditional love resonating holiness throughout my inner being my spirit dancing and realism with my glorious King God gave us the gift of his holy presence. The true reality. My best explanation could never bring cold hard steel table set on fire forever capturing my once bleeding heart. This is the moment I fell in love with Jesus in prison at a table. The day is holy love for he united blue consuming fire burning bright light into our soul. Now were able to speak on hard times. The word able role city Golden silence only able to speak the truth. God sent his Holy Spirit into overdrive table blinding love that Lou love me tender forever love the sweet saving holy grace.
That day I fell in love with Jesus in a prison at a cold hard steel table. I came face-to-face I love you all and upgraded to confine the freedom that I found in Jesus Christ.
Jesus breaks a change in the scores.
Life is been made in ruins. My Lord and Savior in the master bedroom alive is the greatest. Like other live live my life and God bless you all in Jesus name I pray, thank you for listening.
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