Devotional
RESURRECTION POWER

RESURRECTION POWER

and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

Eph.1.19-20

The resurrection is more than just an event that happened once in history. It’s the source of the power you can experience in your own life, every day. The same resurrection power that brought Jesus from death to life is available to you, and if you tap into it, you’ll see an amazing transformation in your own life, too.

Through this event, the greatest demonstration of God’s power was displayed; if God could do that great thing, surely there’s nothing He can’t do. In fact this is what proves the omnipotence of God! For in redemption, we see how He demonstrated the highest form of His power – thank God for healings, thank God for provisions, thank God for those experiences that makes us feel how much God loves us, but dear saint, nothing compares to the verity of this great act of God in raising Christ from the grave for our sakes. All other acts of might may come and go, what God however wants us to keep as our pride and rejoicing is this — what He’s done in Christ for us.

First, resurrection power is the power to cancel our past; our failures, mistakes, sins, and regrets. Cancel does not mean denying the past as if it never happened. Cancel means to eliminate, to neutralize, to offset something.

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.

What is the basis of this forgiveness? When Jesus died, one of His last statements from the cross was,

It is finished. – John 19:30

That phrase consists of just one word in Greek, tetelestai, literally meaning “paid in full, canceled.” It was the word merchants wrote on bills when they were “paid in full,” and it was the word stamped on a document declaring that a prison sentence had been commuted. Jesus says this is what He did on the cross.

However, we can short-circuit God’s power in our lives by not believing that God has truly forgiven us or by choosing not to forgive ourselves.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:12-17 that if there is no resurrection, then our faith is vain and we are yet in our sins. 

It is the resurrected life of Jesus that brings spiritual life into us and the resurrection of the body that brings physical regeneration, reconstituting us into the very image of God. The transformation from this physical condition to our glorified bodies will be a huge difference, but the power of God can accomplish it easily. If the Lord can work that miracle, then surely, He can heal our bodies and free us from other bondages.

The most amazing thing is that you have that same power, the same power that raised Jesus from the grave, the same power that commands the dead to wake, lives in us. The same power that moves mountains when he speaks, the same power that calms a raging sea, lives in us.

FURTHER READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-45

CONFESSION- I believe in the death and resurrection of Christ. Because he lives, I live. I have power over sin, death and principalities. The power of God is at work in me.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING