The Power Of His Resurrection
The power of HIS Resurrection
There is a purpose for which Christ rose from the dead and there is a power available to us through his resurrection. It is the resurrection power that empowers us to live the life of God and to be conformed into his likeness.
WHAT DOES THE POWER DO FOR THE BELIEVER?
- Power to have sins forgiven
Had there been anything lacking in Jesus’ sacrifice, if his blood had lacked the power to cancel the penalty for anyone’s sin, God wouldn’t have raised him. In that case, God’s justice would not have allowed him to raise Jesus from the dead. But the very fact that he was rose from the dead shows that the penalty of my sin has been atoned for. I am justified! Romans 4:25; 5:1.
- Power to conquer sin
The resurrection power does not end with our forgiveness. Christ resurrection also empowers us to conquer sin in our lives Romans 6:14. In Christ we are a new creation of God and his spirit lives within us. It is the resurrection power that breaks the sinful habit but we must know we have the power for that is what activates it.
- Power to be God’s agent
Beyond God’s forgiveness and overcoming the sin nature, we have the power to effect change in our world. We have been empowered to take the good news to the world. 2 Cor. 5:19-20. We are the light of the world and we give taste to the earth.
- Power to overcome the devil and his
It is through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ that we can exercise our authority over the powers of darkness and will compel them to succumb to the power-filled words from our mouth. Matthew 28: 18-20
If Christ did not rise from the dead it means we are still in our sins and there’s no hope for us. But, alas! JESUS is raised! Walk in the light of this truth and you would be set free.
May 30, 2018
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