“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!”- Philippians 3:10-11
The power of resurrection is the power of God. It is the power that raised Jesus from the dead; the power that makes all things possible with God. It is an exceeding power that wields ultimate influence and manifests the sovereignty of God.
The resurrection power brought the Lord Jesus back to life from the grave; it worked mightily in His life and removed barriers for Him. This same power is available and accessible to everyone that is born of the Spirit of God.
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells 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
The power of His resurrection will restore back to life everything that is “dead” in us, or around us. It will renew our strength and make us conquerors over the challenges of life. It will create a newness of life in us.
This power of God removes obstructions and hindrances; it renders powerless and ineffective anything that is opposed to God’s determined counsel for us. The “stones” of limitation, the barriers to our promotion and the obstacles on our paths to fulfilling destiny are removable by this awesome power of God available to us.
The exceeding great power of God can also work through us as it did in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ; and in the lives of the early Christians like Peter, Paul, Philip etc.
This great power worked through the early disciples and the Bible recorded that they turned the whole world “upside down”. The basis of the manifestation of the sons of God is this same mighty power of God at work in our lives. Without the outworking of this awesome power in us, we cannot manifest as the sons and daughters of God.
For us as Christians to accomplish God’s ordained purpose for us we must be determined to possess this same power of resurrection.
We can access the power of His resurrection as we observe the following:
- Surrender our individual lives to the Lord Jesus Christ in totality.
- Identify with God even when that means we lose our individual reputation and pride.
- Have a wholehearted and persistent faith in God.
- Let go of ourselves and all we have, and live sacrificially for God.
- Grow in intimacy with God.
The Lord Jesus was anointed with power; and He went about giving hope to the lost and setting the captives free. We must act similarly, for our generation is waiting in hope for salvation. The future that God has for our neighbours and all humanity is tied to us, we must therefore pay the price to possess and manifest the exceeding great power of God.
God bless you!