Do not discount the resurrection power that is available to you today.
1 Corinthians 15:14 – And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
Why is our faith useless if the resurrection of Christ did not happen?
Here are 5 reasons:
1. The resurrection is the PROOF that Jesus’ death was not just an ordinary death
2. The resurrection was PROOF that Jesus really was God and not just a man
3. The resurrection was PROOF that Jesus really did live a sinless life
4. The resurrection is PROOF that Jesus really did defeat sin and death
5. The resurrection is PROOF that you and I can have a new life
You don’t have to wait until you die to experience RESSURECTION POWER.
Why? Because the SAME Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in every true believer from the moment they are born again.
Romans 8:11 – And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
You ARE NOT POWERLESS in your Christian life.
The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in YOU.
What does this power do? What does the Holy Spirit do? What’s His job?
He brings LIFE where there would otherwise be DEATH
He brings LIGHT where there is DARKNESS
He brings HOPE where there is HOPELESSNESS
He brings HEALING where there is PAIN
He brings TRUTH where there are LIES
He brings FREEDOM where there is BONDAGE
He brings COMFORT where there is SORROW
He brings JOY where there is MOURNING
He brings PRAISE where there is DESPAIR
He brings PEACE where there is FEAR and ANXIETY
He brings CLARITY where there is CONFUSION
Do not discount the resurrection power that is available to you and that lives within you.
There is nothing this world can bring into your life that He cannot overcome.
John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
DO NOT WAIT for somebody to drop dead in front of you before you call on God’s resurrection power.
We need to be waking up in the morning and asking Him for resurrection POWER every day! If we do that, the POWER of God will impact the lives of people around us.
We will see God bringing LIFE where there would otherwise be death.
Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.