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April 23, 2022 8:30 am
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This is the Truth Network, the resurrection power of Jesus Christ absently transforming and restoring lives and making all things is power; free from the captivity hell and delivered God this is Jesus breaks the chains hello and thank you for tuning this podcast which is a part of the Jesus televangelist Michael Bowen. I pray that the Lord bless you greatly and you receive this word in love and truth. This podcast is titled it's Easter every day over one business podcast is a wonderful Easter weekend and a spiritual power pack, awesomely incredible resurrection Sunday.
Hope that you can have a nice time with your family and your friends and your and your church family and that everybody is just blessed on this day that we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It's a great celebration and I just remember back when I was growing upů It was my grandmother's favorite holiday was Easter. We always spent with her in and we go to church and then we go have a nice brunch afterwords and just a great time and she was such a good strong Christian woman who loved Jesus and taught me a lot about Jesus and and my salvation. I want to just start by telling you that as a Christian every day of your life is an Easter celebration. We celebrate the light and hope of a life lived in Jesus Christ, a life lived in Jesus Christ that mirrors the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior himself, thank you so much Jesus for your sacrifice and the giving of yourself at the cross at Calvary so that we all have the opportunity to become the children of God to have everlasting life. Eternal life with our father God. John one verse 9 to 13 talking about the light. The light is Jesus Christ. And it it starts in verse nine that was the true life which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world and the world was made through him, and the world did not know him became his own in his own did not receive him, but as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name who were born, not of blood nor of the will, flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Here they're talking about being born of God being born again being born of the spirit not of the flesh, and who are those that are born of God. Those are the ones who believe in the son's name. His name Jesus Christ the name of the light in the hope that came into the world. Jesus Christ, thank you so much Jesus for going to the cross of Calvary and shedding innocent blood for us so that we can be covered by our sins forgiven, redeemed by God because he loves us and he gave you his only begotten son so that we could have eternal life and be with you father God forever. First John one verse 528 talking about a message says this is the message which we have heard from him and declare to you the message heard from Jesus. The message that Jesus spoke and then there declaring it to us in this word in this in this letter that is written. This is the message which we have heard from him and declare to you that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all sin. The precious blood of the Lamb. The precious blood of Jesus shed on the cross for you and me. First Peter one verses 18 to 19. Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your father but with the precious blood of Christ as a lamb without blemish and without spot, because Jesus came in the image and likeness of his father and was obedient to his father's plan for the salvation of our souls under death. We are able to live this new life of victory Jesus Christ and celebrate him every day of our lives. Romans six verses 4 to 11 therefore we are buried with him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life.
For if we have been united together in the likeness of his death, certainly also shall be in the likeness of his resurrection. Knowing this their old man was crucified with him that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin, for he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we also shall live with him, knowing that Christ had been raising the dead dies no more death no longer has dominion over him for the dead that he died he died to sin once for all, but that life that he lives, he lives to God. Likewise you also reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord, whom the son sets free is free indeed free from the death of sin, the life, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is our new identity that we present to the rest the world as witnesses of God's grace, mercy on ending love and glory, we ourselves are being transformed daily and conformed daily to the image of the only begotten son of God, Jesus Christ. Second Corinthians 3 verse 18 but we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the spirit of the Lord. Romans 828 to 30, and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God. Everyone listening to this podcast right now. Do you love God you love God. The Scripture is talking about you and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose for whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he predestined, these he also called and he called these he also justified and whom he justified, these he also glorified. This right here is our Easter celebration that we live out each day of our lives that we are predestined. We are cold we are justified and we are glorified children of God hallelujah praise the Lord and as children of God. We are called to be witnesses of Jesus Christ to the end of the earth when we are endued with power. We are filled with his Holy Spirit that Jesus promised to us. Acts one verse eight it talks about this, but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and all today and Samaria and to the end of the earth, where is your end of the earth is it at a bus stop. Is it in a grocery store is your next-door neighbor is it in your extended family is that the workplace, where is the end of the earth where is it that you will be a witness of Jesus Christ that you will show the new life and new the death the old man that was passed away and the new man that came alive of the old woman that was passed away and the new woman that is alive in Christ.
Now with the light and love of Jesus Christ in her heart or in his or where is that place where is your into the earth I'm asking right now. Think about it where that may be it anywhere you come into contact with people and then you can share the gospel with them in the love of Jesus Christ. We celebrate every day. The gift of our salvation and the new birth that we receive, we came to believe his name and receive Jesus Christ and confess him as Lord and Savior of our life.
Oh, what a great celebration we get to live each and every day. Glory to God hallelujah John three verse three Jesus answered and said to him, was assured I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. First Peter one verse three Blessed be the God and father our Lord Jesus Christ, according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead week going talked about over in in the beginning and John one where it says he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name who were born, not of blood nor the little flesh nor the will of man, but of God there born of God.
This is what you're talking about being born God's means being born again being born of the spirit. Now, not of the flesh personal born of the flesh, then you were born of the spirit, blessed be God, the God of and father of our Lord Jesus Christ according his great mercy has caused the born again to a living hope that's a living hope is being born again like the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This new birth is the starting point of our transformation into the likeness of Jesus Christ and are being conformed to his image. The image of the father. The image of love, Colossians 3 verse 10 talking about us, not those of us who have come to believe in his name and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior says, and have put on the new self talk about us.
We have put on the new self, who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the one who created him. Ephesians 424 again about us. Those who come to believe will been reborn and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth we celebrate Easter every day because we are the righteousness of God our own death, burial and resurrection of the old man or woman in the birth of the new man or woman in Its Pl. in Jesus Christ displays this righteousness of God to the whole world. We are a witness to the whole world of the righteousness of God celebrating that death, burial and resurrection celebrating Easter every day to everyone that we meet. Second Corinthians 517 to 21.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ is a new creation. Old things are passed away behold all things become new. Now all things are of God was reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ and is given us the ministry of reconciliation that is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses them is committed to us the word reconciliation now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us.
We import you will Christ be happy reconciled to God.
For he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him. Romans three speaks of this righteousness. Also in verses 21 to 22. Simplot now the righteousness of God.
Apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the rights of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all who believe. Those who believe in his name, and who are born of God. Reborn born again that's with her, those are the ones that are the righteousness of God. So in the spirit of this Easter weekend. We celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and we displayed at death, burial and resurrection. Our world outward to the world every day. As Paul described it. We actually die daily in Jesus Christ to honor his death for us. We do this because we know that through his death we have been made alive in him first Corinthians 1531 Paul says this.
I affirmed by the boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. We have to die daily, we die to ourselves. We died to this world we die to the flesh, and we are not ruled by those things we don't seek selfish ambitions or or own plan. We seek the purpose of God and to do God's will and to be a witness of Jesus Christ. So we die we put we we lay down those things of this world those things that are of the flesh. Those things that are not spiritual, that are not in the plan and purpose of God. We lay them down and we let we die daily and we come alive in Christ to do the will of the father. Ephesians 21 says and you he made alive were dead in your trespasses and sins. First Corinthians 15 2222 says, but now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who fall asleep. For since by man came death, by man also came the resurrection of the dead for is a net for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. All who believe in his name, and are born again, shall be made alive. Jesus sacrifice himself at Calvary on an old rugged cross, he chose to give his life up for us and shed his own innocent blood. So we could believe in him so we could die in him and so we can live in him after we were reborn in him becoming the righteousness of God. The righteousness of God is celebrated throughout Christianity. Every year, beginning on Good Friday and ending on Easter Sunday. These three days represent the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God raised Jesus from the dead three days after his death. Now I'm I'm doing this recording right now this podcast, the recording of this podcast on Thursday.
Tomorrow is Good Friday, and so this is this is just I'm living in this moment I'm living in this time of celebration and I'm sharing what Easter means to you and how you live this out every single day.
It's not just for this weekend. This weekend is where we all come together corporately as a body, and we celebrate and we honor this time for Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm here to to challenge you to take your dear the thought of Easter further and and bringing into her life incorporated into your everyday life. Think about it every day.
You know that's what you live in now you're living out the gospel the death, burial, resurrection of Jesus Christ in your life every single day in front of everybody that you come in to contact with everybody that you me. So on this day of the word go back now and time and read in the Scriptures about leading up to, when Jesus when it was his time and again in John 1223 to 26. Jesus is speaking to his disciples and in and it's written in in in these verses.
But Jesus answered them, saying, the hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much grain.
He loves his life will lose it, and he awaits his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, let him follow me where I am there, my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, him, my father will honor the legal backing that can unpack the Scripture says, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, remains alone, but it dies, it produces much grain. So Jesus is that grain of wheat that falls into the ground as he lowered down from the cross and dies in his Lord gives up the spirit of the cross in any goes to the ground.
He does not remain alone because he died in it and went to the ground and it produced more grain much grain. We are that grain those who came after him. Those who came to believe in his name and made him their Lord and Savior.
You and me. Hallelujah we are that grain we are the harvest of God Good Friday is tomorrow and on Good Friday. It's traditionally a day of sadness and morning to commemorate the death of Jesus and his many sufferings.
So it is a good time tomorrow to kinda take on that within yourself and read the Scriptures and think about what actually he would do on that cross and before is it doesn't do the the day the the day that led up before the cross when he was beaten with a cat of nine tails and in the flesh ripped off his back and he was put a crown of thorns on his head in his beard was pulled out of his faith plucked out of his face and any was beaten and mocked and ridiculed and all those sufferance he did for you and me and we can we can read about this about his death. In Matthew 2745 to 50. So tomorrow I will own a challenge, you Good Friday to to think upon these things now from the six hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice say Eli, Eli Lama Saba Donnie that is my God, my God, why have you forsaken me some of those who stood there when they heard it. That said this man is calling for Elijah immediately. One of them ran and took a sponge thought it was sour wine and put it on a read and offered it to him to drink the rest said let him alone. Let us see if Elijah will come to save them.
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. That was when when he did when he when he when he cried out with a loud voice and said it was finished and yielded up his spirit. That is when that grain of wheat fell to the ground and died hallelujah which produced the harvest of God holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death. We read about that Matthew 27 versus 57 to 61 now in the evening I come there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus, this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Then Pilate commanded the body to be given him. When Joseph had taken the body. He wrapped in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his new tomb which he had on June out of the rock, and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed Mary Magdalene was there and the other Mary sitting opposite of the tomb that was on Saturday and Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ resurrection from the death when he rose from the tomb met 28 verses 1 to 7 now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb, and behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning in his clothing as white as snow, and the guard shook for fear of him and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the woman. Do not be afraid, for I know that you see Jesus was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen as he said, come see the place where the Lord lay and go quickly and tell disciples that he is risen from the dead and indeed he is going before you into Galilee. There you will see him, behold, I have told you this weekend is Easter weekend and it is the weekend that I have recorded this podcast. I'm here to tell you that Jesus lives. I'm here to tell you that he is risen from the grave and he is alive and I know that he is alive because he lives inside of me. He changed my whole life. When I surrender my life to him.
He changed everything and I let the old drug addicted man that I used to be die in his place. He rose again, Jesus rose again in my heart and in my spirit and and I became a disciple of Jesus Christ filled with the spirit reborn and I'm telling you he will rise in your hearts as well. If you believe in him and make him the Lord and Savior life and that he will be reborn will become the righteousness of God and you will have eternal life. John 316. We all know this one for those of you that don't remember this one for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life everlasting life being reborn being born of God being born of the spirit becoming a child of God through this-year-old man or woman will die in your new man or woman will be reborn and rise in Jesus Christ. Old things are passed away and all things become new. Those are in Christ just like me.
All that old addiction and in committing crimes and all that shame and guilt and sin and fornication, and all the things that that that that had me dead in my sins. Those things will pass away and all things are become new. I'll be washed in the blood of Jesus Christ. The precious blood of the Lamb is like the old familiar song goes, and because he lives I can face tomorrow because he lives, all fear is gone because I know he holds the future and life is worth the living just because he lives. And then one day I'll cross that river 055 spinal war with pain, and then his death gives way to victory.
I'll see the light of glory, and all know he reigns because he lives I can face tomorrow because he lives, all fear is gone because I know he owes the future and live his Word to live in.
Just because he lives, he lives, he lives. What a beautiful testimony to God. What a beautiful song let them rein in your hearts give your life to him.
The King of Kings. Hallelujah, one of came to set you free from the death of sin and give you new life in him, so you can be reborn.
I encourage everyone of you to take this message to heart and realize the Easter celebration is not just to be celebrated on Easter weekend interest celebration shall be celebrated, celebrated every day of our lives as we live our lives in Jesus Christ being renewed transform and conformed to his image, which is the image of the father.
The image of love. I love you all and I pray that you to combine the freedom that I found in Jesus Christ. Jesus breaks the change he is my Lord and Savior, and the one I celebrate every day as I live the rest of my life in this world is the greatest life I've ever lived. Living my life in Jesus Christ. God bless you all in Jesus name I pray, thank you for listening. For more information on Michael Billings ministry sons and daughters of thunder visit sons and daughters of thunder.org and remember there is no addiction in Jesus Christ. Jesus breaks the chains. This is the Truth Network