IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: KNOWING CHRIST AND HIS RESURRECTION POWER WORKING IN US WHO BELIEVE
Rev. Innocent Peace-Udochukwu President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.”
Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection was all part of the plan of Redemption. What Adam gave over to Satan in the Garden of Eden by disobedience, was taken back by one perfect Man’s obedience. God reclaimed THE BLESSING that was stolen in the garden and got His family back. He gave us back the dominion and authority that rightfully belong to us as His children.
When Jesus arose from the dead after being crucified, a voice echoed through the universe, “It is finished!” Jesus left hell in shambles—totally and completely devastated. Satan was defeated, conquered and under Jesus’ feet. That means he’s not going to be defeated—he already is!
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”
The most important thing in life is knowing Christ and experiencing the power of His resurrection.
Paul uses the Greek word for power, dunamis, which is the root of our word dynamite. So Paul is saying, “God wants to give you dynamite power that can change your life.” Yes, the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead two thousand years ago is available to us right now to transform the weaknesses in our lives into strengths.
First, resurrection power is the power to cancel our past — our failures, mistakes, sins, and regrets. When I say “cancel,” I’m not talking about denying the past as if it never happened. Cancel means to eliminate, to neutralize, to offset something.
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
God says that it is unnecessary for us to go around with a heavy load of guilt, old hurts, and memories of mistakes. In Colossians 2:13-14 He says He has forgiven all our sins and canceled every record of the debt we had to pay. He did it by allowing Christ to be nailed to the cross.
Jesus Christ knows the things we have done wrong, but He did not come to rub them in. He came to rub them out.
He did not come to condemn us; He came to change us.
The word power occurs fifty-seven times in the New Testament. It is used to describe the most powerful event that ever happened, an event that separated AD from BC — the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. And that resurrection power is available to change your life!
Jesus triumphed! Colossians 2:15 says, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (NKJV). He triumphed over the devil, triumphed over all principalities and powers, triumphed over the kingdom of darkness. He disarmed every power that could take a stand against us.
There is a purpose for which Christ rose from the dead, and there is a power made available to us through His resurrection. We need to know both the purpose and the power for us to enjoy maximally our relationship with God with the accompanying benefits in this world and in the world to come.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
1 Corinthians 15:20-22
There is more to living than just inhaling and exhaling oxygen, occupying space and going through the motions of a daily existence.
God saved us for a purpose . . .that purpose was to look at today as a day the Lord has made … not just another day. A day the Lord has made involves so much more.
He clearly wants us to anticipate the dawn of a new day with expectancy.
Greet the day with anticipation and expectation of what God is going to do in and through us if we just let Him.
He does not want us to settle for whatever and whoever comes our way.
Let’s keep it simple. There is no Christianity without the Cross and the Resurrection. It is the core of everything we believe, receive and experience in the earth and thereafter in heaven. Every Christian believes and receives salvation, but sadly, most aren’t operating in the fullness of the resurrection power available to every one of us.
Resurrection power doesn’t come from heaven. It’s in you right now. The anointing, the power of Jesus’ resurrection that you have received from Him abides in you now—and when you activate it, it removes burdens and destroys yokes. The resurrection power of God is the most powerful force in the universe—yet it has no power in your life until you activate it by believing.
To access all the benefits—healing, abundance, peace, joy and every good thing—you must put that same belief—faith—into action to receive full use of resurrection power in your life. Every yoke is destroyed under resurrection power and every part of THE BLESSING is released. Believe it!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was one of the most momentous events in history. By rising from the dead to return to eternal power at the right hand of the Father, Jesus fulfilled a vital part of the plan of God that has paramount importance to the life and future of every human being.
When you believe that resurrection power is residing in you, you begin to activate it through your words. You speak faith-filled words to release THE BLESSING. The power of God is in faith-filled words. If the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he will make alive your mortal flesh (Romans 8:11). Notice, it doesn’t say He will make alive your glorified flesh, but your mortal flesh. That’s resurrection power coming out of God from His Word, into your spirit, out your mouth, and quickening your flesh with resurrection power.
Every time you speak the Name of Jesus or plead the blood of Jesus over a situation, Satan is reminded of his defeat.
Act on It
Make no mistake—Satan’s defeat was sealed by the Resurrection, but we have to enforce it, or act on it.
The very same power that raised Jesus from the dead is now living in you (Romans 8:11)
God raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Satan is defeated. When he tries to bring the curse back into your life—he’s trespassing. You have the authority to make him leave. Now act on it!
Apply the Name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, God’s power to every situation in your life. When sickness tries to come—apply the blood of Jesus—resurrection power. If lack tries to take up residence in your life—apply the blood—declare the curse is over in your life and the enemy is defeated, and claim the triumph Jesus won for you on the cross. Don’t ever accept defeat in your life—Jesus paid too high a price for you to accept anything less than total and complete VICTORY.
The Glory of God is Resurrection Power
Live Healed Through Resurrection Power
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” –Romans 8:11 (KJV)
When you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, the Holy Spirit imparted into you the same power that raised up Jesus out of hell, the same power that defeated principalities and power. You were made alive together with Him. The very same Spirit, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is living inside you—that’s resurrection power!
Imagine that! If that same power is in your body right now—do you think that any sickness or disease—no matter how bad—could even stand a chance? Of course not!
Whatever is going on in your body today—put the resurrection power to work. Jesus died so you could live! There’s nothing that can match the yoke-destroying, burden-removing power of the resurrected King.
You’re not qualified to bear sin, sickness, disease and demons. Jesus did all that so you don’t have to bear it. So, you shouldn’t bear it. It’s blasphemous for you to even try.
Our part is to resist everything that tries to come on us that Jesus already bore for us on the cross. That’s our job. That’s what we’re required to do. He bore our sin, so we resist sin, or the temptation of it. He bore our sickness and disease, so we resist sickness and disease. Instead of being tempted to just lay down and put up with it, we resist it.
To walk in resurrection power, we believe, speak and act on healing. Expect the power of God in your physical body, expect the same power that raised Jesus from the dead to operate in your life, and live healed, healthy and whole in Jesus’ Name!
Live the Zōē Life Through Resurrection Power
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” –Revelation 1:18 (NKJV)
Jesus came to bring us new life. The word life in the Greek is zōē. It is the God kind of life—charging through our very being.
Living in zōē life means that God keeps on making life in our bodies because zōē is eternal, ongoing life. That resurrection life is designed to continually upgrade and renew our physical beings. If we are going to fulfill Scripture and live to 120 years (Genesis 6:3), then our bodies will have to experience a continual impartation of the zōē life of God.
Activate resurrection power by confessing the following: “Because of Jesus’ resurrection life in me, I am getting stronger and stronger every day. My eyes are seeing more clearly, my ears are hearing better, my mind is functioning perfectly, and every bone, organ, nerve and ligament is daily being supercharged with the glory of God! The same Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead is now dwelling in me and is constantly making alive my mortal flesh (Romans 8:11). My days are being lengthened, and my youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:5).”
Resurrection life is available to all of us, but we must receive it by faith. We must embrace a daily recognition of the life of God dwelling inside us and making alive our mortal flesh. This must become a reality. We should wake up every morning and declare, “The resurrection life of God is living in me today!”
Live Free with Resurrection Power
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” –John 8:36 (NIV)
Resurrection power frees you from the bondage of sin and from your past. Your part in Jesus’ crucifixion and His suffering—what you must do to walk in resurrection power—is to forget those things that are behind you and reach forward to what is ahead for you (Philippians 3:13).
Do you know why Jesus shed His blood? It’s so simple. To get rid of yesterday. Think about it. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV). Now, the old things of yesterday need to be forgotten. Romans 6:4 says, “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death…even so we also should walk in newness of life” (KJV).
As a believer, you actually have residing in you the same new life God gave Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. The old sinner you once were has died. You’ve become a new creation on the inside. You are full of the resurrection life of God!
Resurrection power sets you free from sin, shame and living in the past. And, it also sets you free from fear, worry and anxiety. Do you experience fear in your life? Know this—Jesus defeated fear, and you don’t ever have to fear again. Jesus took it. You’re delivered from it. That resurrection power living in you means you don’t have to be afraid of anything. Fear was defeated in the pit of hell for you. You don’t have to be in fear over your family, your children, your finances, your health or your future. So, go free in the Name of Jesus!
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