UNVEILING THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION Pst Isaac Folaji
…they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead ?He is not here, but is risen……………..Luke 24:5-6.
Resurrection is the demonstration of the ultimate power of God, the highest and greatest power on earth. It is the peak of God’s plan just as death is the ultimate of Satan’s plan. Satan was determined to keep Jesus in the grave and God was equally determined to bring Him out. God prevailed, that is why Jesus rose and because He prevailed then and will continue to prevail till eternity, whatever work of Satan has prevailed in your life is finally overthrown.
Jesus came out of the grave and said, all powers in heaven and on earth had been given to him (Matthew 28:18) so there is no other power but the power of God. He went further in Luke 10:19 to make us understand that he transferred all those powers, which are superior to all the powers of the enemy, to us.
This power is so superior that no contrary power can hurt you any longer. It is superior to government, judicial, military, occult powers (Ephesians 1:19-20) and empowers believers to live far above principalities.
It is important to note that the first miracle Jesus performed after resurrection was to open the ‘eyes’ of his disciples, because until our eyes are opened to understand the truth about “ the Power of His resurrection”, the enemy will continue to take us for a ride. (Luke 24:12, 30-31)
By His resurrection, the veil over the hearts of men was taken away, signifying man’s liberty from every blockage to God and His blessings. Light shattered darkness, that is why revelation is the greatest asset of a believer, after redemption. God says, my people are destroyed not because Satan is still in charge but because they lack access to the knowledge that will empower them to deal with Satan. Revelation is the cure to every of man’s frustration and misfortune , that was why Apostle Paul declared “…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.” (Philippians 3:10, Isaiah 5:13)
The received word opens our eyes to lay hold on the things Christ died for because until you see it God may not deliver it. He says “as far as your eyes can see;” If you can see the power of His resurrection, you will experience it. Satan specializes in blinding the eyes and hearts of men because he knows that if you can see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, his hold is broken and the plantings of hell are rooted out( 2 Corinthians 4:4)
The benefits of the resurrection power are yours, if you are able to ‘see’, just like Elijah said to Elisha. The ultimate of the resurrection power is to enforce supernatural change of position for the better in the life of every believer (Luke 24:5-6).
However, it is the word of God we receive and celebrate that becomes a reality in our lives. Abraham received the word, was strong in faith - giving glory though he had not seen it come to pass physically - and eventually, what he believed God for became a reality in his life.
You have to stretch forth your hand of faith to receive the word because faith is the hand that takes delivery of the goods purchased by the crucifixion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The summary of resurrection power is to effect a change of position for the better in the life of every believer.
What are the changes to expect ?
The Resurrection Power takes us from:
- Filthiness to Holiness
Sin no longer has dominion over us because our old self is crucified with Christ (Romans 6:5-7, 14), but raised in incorruption. The resurrection power destroys the hold of sin in our lives.
- Weakness to Strength
In Revelation 5:12, the Bible says that Jesus was slain to receive power and might, in addition to many other virtues, at resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:43,53).
- Shame to Glory
- Corinthians 15:43 says “It is sown in dishonor and raised in glory. He was despised, mocked, rejected and as a result, shame, reproach and whatever represents mockery in our lives are terminated.
- Captivity to Liberty
Resurrection power did not just open the grave for Christ alone but, for every one of us, unearthing the treasures buried by the enemy.
That same power that liberated the saints from the captivity of the grave is still at work today (Hebrews 13:8). Matthew 28:2 says the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it, an action which signifies our irreversible liberty from bondage. (Matthew 27:50-53)
- Sickness to Health
The angel asked the ones who came to look for Jesus why they sought for the living among the dead. You are no more among the sick. Prophet Isaiah, in the fourth and fifth verses of the 53rd chapter of his book, said that The Saviour bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. In Amplified Bible, it says He took our sickness, weaknesses and pains and that, people of God, is the plain, undeniable truth.(Isaiah 53:4-5)
- Poverty to Riches.
2nd Corinthians 8:9 encapsulates this truth by telling us boldly that the wealthy, super rich Jesus became poor for us that we may, through his poverty, become rich. We must therefore refuse and reject poverty because Jesus has paid the price for our prosperity.
Death to Life
We have been empowered to live. Hebrews 2:14 says, “Forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had power of death, that is, the devil.” Nothing will succeed in terminating your life. God says He will satisfy us with long life and the fact that Jesus arose from death means that death is defeated in our lives (John 10:10).
To appropriate the resurrection power, you must
- Be born again, subscribing to the lordship of Jesus. Until you are born into a family of God you cannot enjoy the inheritances of the family you don't belong to.
- Be baptized in the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of speaking in tongues: Pray in tongues on a daily basis in order to activate the power of
- Be baptized in water by immersion after New Birth: This is our physical identification with the death and resurrection of Christ (Matthew 16:16)
- Walk in the covenant of love: (Matthew 28:15-20)
- As we celebrate His resurrection, whatever Christ paid for that is missing in any life is hereby released to you.
- No one will lack whatever Christ died for.
- Everything Jesus took when He died, that is still tormenting your life, they are hereby destroyed in the Name of Jesus the Christ
- As you receive this word of resurrection, that same power envelopes you, in Jesus’ Name.
- Nothing shall hurt any aspect of your destiny again, in Jesus’ Name.
- Nothing will bring sorrow and defeat your way again, in the Name of Jesus.
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