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March 12, 2022 8:30 am
Evangelist Michael Bowen teaches us how it is the fire of God that gives us light that shines in the darkness.
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Enjoy share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and choosing the truth. Podcast network. This is the Truth Network and the resurrection power of Jesus Christ absently transforming and restoring lives and making all things in this power; in the captivity hell and delivered God this is Jesus Christ returning cast part of the Jesus Christ change series on truth fans Michael Bowen, I pray that the Lord blessed you greatly and you receive this word and love and truth. This podcast is titled let the fire fall. I say to you right now listen this podcast. Let the fire fall. Let the wind blow. Let your glory come down now. I love that that's a song that I love to do my praise and worship to let the fireball let the wind blow. Let your glory come down Lord. It is powerful and I love it when a redo this word to Scripture. In John 831 to 32 then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him. If you abide in my word, and you're my disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. I say to you, let the fireball let the wind blow.
Let your glory come down let the fire of your truth be told, God now only talk about fire from a natural perspective. The definition of fire.
The fire we can see the fire of this world in the physical world that we live in the space we occupy here in this world. Fire is defined as combustion or burning in which substances combined chemically with oxygen from the air and typically get out bright light, heat and smoke all fires release energy that's interesting to me all fires release energy that you 514 to 16 says you are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden, nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light summer.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
In that definition say that fire gives out bright light is the fire of God that lights the lamp of man is the fire of God that makes that city on a hill, shine, and it is the fire of God that gives light that shines in the darkness, hallelujah I was in prison when I surrender my life to Jesus Christ and he set his captive free after being addicted to drugs for 25 years and I surrender my life to Jesus Christ and he set me free.
God showed himself to me revealed himself to me through Jesus Christ and I'm in that prison.
When I'm surrendered to Jesus Christ began reading his word.
I must read the Bible three times through while he was there for a year all day night I was in the word reading, and it was changing me as I was reading and I read so many scriptures that I love this Scripture in John one that the talks about God in the beginning and the word in the beginning. John 1124 it says in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God all things were made through him and without him nothing was made that was made in him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it. The word was with God and the Word was God. The fire I say was with God, and the fire was God. The fire is life that lights up man. The fire is God, whose light shines in the darkness going down to John one verse 14 and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We beheld his glory, glory is the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth. God became flesh and dwelt among us. The fire became flesh and dwelt among us, and his name is Jesus to tell you three things we know happen when a substance any type of material comes into contact with fire. One is burned up and destroyed like paper would to it becomes refined or purified by like silver or gold or other precious metals. Three. Become stronger like steel hallelujah this is great, and neither sword making it's the fire that makes this the steel in the blade stronger fire in the Bible is often used as a symbol of holiness, and often equates the idea of God's presence with God's holiness fire was used to consume the burnt offerings and incense offerings and was to be continually burning upon the altar as a visible sign of the continuous worship of God. The big Leviticus. Nine versus 23, 24 speaks of this and Moses and Aaron went Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of meeting came out and bless the people, then the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people in fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. Hallelujah, like I fell on my face in that prison. On that prison chapel for when I surrender my life to Jesus Christ and the fire God moved upon me in this Scripture there talking about that ongoing fire and its importance in it and the reason why was important is because it was started directly by God.
That fire was pure and consecrated.
It wasn't started by man in the physical realm.
It was a spiritual fire started by God.
It was pure unadulterated and consecrated holy fire on the altar was a constant reminder of God's holiness and power. It was a gift from heaven know the source of fire was acceptable to God when sacrifice was placed on the altar. God always answered by fire. We are that sacrifice on the altar brothers and sisters friend of mine. Everyone listen this podcast we are lives are that sacrifice on the altar I made for myself and altar on that prison chapel floor when I surrender my life to Jesus Christ and I laid there and presented myself as the sacrifice my life and that's where the old man died in the new man came alive in Jesus Christ twice ruined my life to Jesus in Matthew right now. Swing your life to Jesus. Let God fill you with his Holy Spirit and fire.
Because God always answers by fire.
Let me tell you when you make for yourself and altar in you give yourself to God at the altar. You become irresistible to God and he will answer you by fire.
You answer that sacrifice by fire. The fire of his Holy Spirit will come upon you. Hallelujah. First Kings 1822 through 24 then Elijah said to the people I alone am left, a prophet of the world.
The balls profits are 450 men therefore let them give us two bowls let them choose one. Both of themselves cut in pieces and laying on the wood but put no fire under it and I'll prepare the other bull laid on wood but put no fire under it. Then you call on the name of your gods with a little G and I will call on the name of the Lord in the God with the big G who answers by fire is God first Kings 18 goes on 36 to 39. This is the.
The action of that verse you when when in 20 forward and says, then you call on the name of your gods, and I will: name Lord in the God who answers by fire is God will hear in verses 36 to 39 God answers by fire at the time of the sacrifice the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel that it be known today that you are God in Israel that I am your servant have done all these things at your command, answer me Lord answered me. So these people will know that you Lord God that you are turning their hearts back again. Then the fire of God in the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones in the soil and also looked up the water in the trench when all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried the Lord he is God, the Lord he is God. That's what the Scripture says they fell on their faces like I fell on my face and that prison meant to tell you right now. Let the fire of truth fall in Jesus name.
Our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12 2229. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably referred reverence and godly fear. Verse 29 for our God is a consuming fire. The word of God says this, that our God is a consuming fire exit 323 224 also shows how God is like a fire verse two and the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush so he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not complete soon and Moses said I will not turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn. So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look God called to him from the midst of the bush and said Moses. Most he said here I am, God spoke to Moses from the burning bush. There was not consumed or destroyed by the fire exit is 24, 16 to 17 now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai in the cloud covered it six days and on the seventh day he call Moses, out of the midst of the cloud. The site of the glory of the Lord was like what was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain. The eyes of the children of Israel. So when the children looked at God's presence on the top of the mountain to their eyes. It looked like a consuming fire. Here we have a firsthand account of God's people, the Israelites, describing what the presence of God was like, again a consuming fire numbers 11, 123 now when the people complained to displease the Lords floor herded and his anger was aroused so the fire Lord burned among them and consume some in the outskirts of the camp, then the people cried out to Moses, Moses prayed to the Lord.
The fire was Karen quenched. So he called the name of the place to Barra because the fire of the Lord burned among them in the Scripture we see the consuming fire of God in action is fire actually came down and burned outside the Israelites camp and destroyed some of the people that were doing all the complaining. Deuteronomy 5 2224 another representation of God is a consuming fire starting verse 23, so it was when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness. While the mount was burning with fire that you came near to me all they had zero tribes and yelled as he said surely the Lord our God has shown us his glory and his greatness and we have heard from.
We have heard his voice from the midst of the fire.
We have seen this day that God speaks with man yet he still lives. See, God speaks to Moses as his voice comes out from the burning fire on the mountain. God also spoke to Moses as his voice came out from the burning bush, hallelujah, we know that the voice came out of what looked like a consuming fire are God is a consuming fire exit 1321 and the Lord went before them by day and a pillar of cloud to lead the way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light. There is right there so as to go by day and night now.
Very interesting. At the end of this Scripture by night in a pillar of fire to give them light. We know fire gives life a consuming fire gave them light, so that they can travel by night, hallelujah is establishing the Old Testament that God is a consuming fire. One by witness another by his action, and even another by the location of his voice, and by the description of him leaving the Israelites through the desert. The fire provides the light just as God the father provides the son's year that the fire provides the light just as God the father provides the son for our salvation. Hallelujah is a 96 for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulder and his name will be called wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of peace. We know Jesus is the subject of this verse. He is the child is born in the son, who is given, Jesus is the fulfillment of this prophecy by Isaiah is the child born the son given Jesus will also be called mighty God, everlasting father, Jesus is the mighty God and the everlasting father, our Creator are mighty God, our everlasting father became our Savior in the sun Jesus God provides the son God the father provides a son like the fire provides the light. Our God is one God who has revealed himself to us as our father in creation as the sun Jesus in redemption and is a Holy Spirit in our regeneration. We are field with the Holy Spirit transforming us into the likeness of the son let the fire fall. Let the wind blow.
Let your glory come down let the truth be told first Timothy 316 and without controversy great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit seen by angels, priest among the Gentiles lead on in the world, received up in glory, God was manifest which means made visible in the flesh. Colossians 115's states. Jesus is the image of the invisible God.
God was justified shown to be righteous in the spirit God was seen by angels, God was believed on in the world, we believed in his name, Jesus Christ, God was received up in glory to the right hand of majesty and power on high Halloween did all this happen in Jesus Christ, God the father is spirit were God says in John 424 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth, God the son is both spirit and man, Jesus Christ the son is both fully God and fully man. He has a dual nature. Both divine and human divine from the Holy Spirit that moved upon Mary when he was conceived in human from his mother, Mary, the date of birth. Luke one 3231 says then the angel said to her, do not be afraid, Mary Friel found favor with God. And behold used, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus the son. The child was born the son is given has a name and his name shall be called Jesus. It says in the Scripture.
Mary's child was to be called Jesus. Matthew 123 again, behold, a virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuelle which is translated to to God with us. Jesus, the name of her son is Jesus the name of her son should also be Emmanuelle. Which means, God with us. God with us. Hallelujah the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
That's Jesus. He was also called Emmanuelle God with us. The name Jesus comes from the Hebrew name, your host, Chava Yost, what means Yahweh is salvation. It was given to the son at his birth. God is spirit in God is a consuming fire like we've read about already.
God is also the word God, who is spirit fire, and the Word became flesh and his name is Jesus. The name above every other name of God.
John 11 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. John 114 says in the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We beheld his glory to glory as of the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth.
We, you and I those of us who have given our lives to Jesus Christ made our Lord and Savior. We have beheld his glory as of the only begotten of the father.
How was the glory of God the father described by the Israelites go back to the Old Testament in Exodus 24 again 2417 Israelites.
This is how they saw the glory of the Lord the glory as of the only begotten of the father that spoken about in John 114 where it says in the Word became flesh and blood among us, and we beheld his glory to glory is the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth. Now in Exodus 2417 Moscow that the site of the glory of the Lord or the site of the glory of the father was like what was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel Jesus is that same consuming fire. Jesus is that same glory. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh.
Deuteronomy 6 for says hero Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. The one God became flesh and his name is Jesus became flesh, and the son God sent his son, hallelujah as our Savior.
Jesus is God with us the name Emmanuelle Jesus is God. Jesus is a consuming fire. Let the fire fall at the wind blow. Let your glory come down let the truth be told in Isaiah 35 four say to those who are field for hearted. Be strong. Do not fear. Behold, your God will come with vengeance with the recompense of God, he will come and save you again this is about God the Savior.
Isaiah 43, 10 to 11 before me, there is no God form, nor shall there be after me. I even I am the Lord, besides me there is no Savior.
There is only one Savior, and that's God.
This is what Isaias is saying in both Isaiah 43 and 35 there's only one Savior, that Savior is God. God came to save us as he sent his son Jesus Christ. The God against whom we sin is the same God who forgives us and saves us both fully God and fully man, God came in the flesh is a son to redeem the lost you and me all of humanity. Word became flesh and dwelt among us is the great I am in bodily form Exodus 314 and God said to Moses, I am who I am and he said thus you shall say to the children of Israel. I am has sent me to you. So here God is giving Moses his name and God tells Moses his name is I am so God is. I am God the father is. I am according to the Scripture. According to the account and ask this of Moses, God is IM that is his name. John 858 when Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees. Jesus said to them, most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was I am. There's that word again. I am Jesus states here in the Scriptures that he is the great I am. Jesus said he is.
I am in the flesh. This is what Jesus meant when he said in John 1030 I and my father are one. This is why the Jews want to kill Jesus because he made himself equal to God.
I'm here to tell you, Jesus is also the ancient of days spoken about by the prophet of Daniel in the book is written about in the book of Daniel to go to Daniel seven chapter 7 verses nine and 10 when Daniel is describing ancient of days and it is on believable about the comparison you can make from other scriptures. When Jesus is being described later on in the book of Revelation will get there next. But in Daniel 792 10 Daniel says as I looked thrones were set in place, and the ancient of days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow. The hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire and its wheels were all ablaze, a river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him 10,000×10,000 stood before him. The court was seated in the books were opened.
Hallelujah here to tell you, Jesus, the Son of Man, in the midst of the lampstands in the midst of the seven lampstands is the same as the ancient of days because in revelations one, 12 to 18 listen to this description. John what John saw John saw almost the most almost the identical thing the Daniel saw written about in Daniel seven Revelation 112 through 18, John talks about it and he says then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands lampstands in the midst of the seven lampstands one like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool and white as snow. That's exact same words used in the book of Daniel, and he goes on to say, John is on say in his eyes like a flame of fire. His feet were like fine brass and if refined in a furnace, as if refined in a furnace, his voice as the sound of many waters, yet his right hand seven stars as mouth with a sharp two-edged sword in his countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. When I saw him I felt his feet as dead.
But he laid his right hand on me, saying to me. Do not be afraid. I am the first and last name.
He lives in was dead, behold I am alive forevermore. So when you compare these two scriptures in Daniel chapter 7 verses 9 to 10 Revelation chapter 1 verses 12 and eight. Two different accounts from two different people. Daniel in Daniel seven and John Revelation 1 in Daniel describes ancient of days exactly how John describes Jesus. Dana and John were seeing the same God, Daniel, John, were seeing the same fire Jesus is God and his throne is a fire.
Our God is a consuming fire. Our God manifested in the flesh is also a consuming fire. Yet in the flesh same fire both God the father and Jesus the son.
There is only one God and there is only one fire and that fire has a name and that name is Jesus Christ. Hallelujah. Luke 3 to 16. Luke three verse 16 John answered, saying to all, I indeed baptize you with water one mightier than I is coming sandal strap. I'm not worthy to Toulouse will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. The Holy Spirit is fire is the one fire that comes and dwells in us as Jesus makes his home in our hearts, our bodies become the temple of God. Our bodies are the temple for as far our bodies are that light lighted city on a hill in the lamps of the world.
Let the light of God's fire in you.
So shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify our father in heaven. I say to let the fire fall.
Let the wind blow. Let your glory come down believe and receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior received fire give your life to Jesus and receive fire. Jesus says come to me now and I'll give you my name I will fill you with my spirit. I will give you. I will fill you with my fire, I will fill you a power so you can be my witness to the end of the earth become my ministers my flames of fire. The light up this dark and wicked world. Jesus says, he says, come now come to me. I say let the fire fall. Let the wind blow that your glory come down now, brothers and sisters friend of mine. I love you all and I pray that you too can find the freedom that I found in Jesus Christ that I found in the fire of God consuming fire of God Jesus Christ change he is my Lord and Savior's fire burned the addiction out of my soul gave he power to live a life of faith in him as the greatest life I've ever lived 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.
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