Resurrection Power

Think for a moment about the resurrection power that pulsed on the earth after Jesus died, waiting for Him to complete the process to secure our salvation, waiting for that third day to come so that Jesus could be raised from the dead.  In Mark 27:52-53 it even says that at the moment of Jesus’s death, when the earth quaked and the veil in the temple was torn in two, graves opened up and many people who had been dead and buried came back to life and appeared to people in Jerusalem after Jesus was resurrected.  The power it took for Jesus to go to the cross, suffer, die, snatch the keys to death, and be raised again from the dead was so enormous that it spilled over and brought others back to life as well!  Talk about an overflow of power!!!

 What makes it even more exciting is that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is still alive and well in the earth today according to Romans 8:11!  We were not left here alone after Jesus went to sit at the right hand of God the Father.  We are still in the presence of God because the Holy Spirit is here with us; and just as Jesus-God the Son-embodied that power while on earth, God the Holy Spirit is here empowering us so that we can continue the work and ministry of Jesus Christ.

 As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, I encourage each of you to more fully embrace the resurrection power that is yours through the Holy Spirit.  If just the overflow of power waiting to raise Jesus from the dead caused an earthquake and brought others back to life, imagine the power that can be unleashed in your life and the lives of your friends as you commune with God!  After all, the temple veil that served to separate man from the Glory of God in the Holy of Holies was ripped for a reason!  It was torn from top to bottom so that we can come freely into His presence and have sweet, intimate fellowship with God; and it is through our intimacy with Him that we can tap into all the power needed for God’s best come to pass on the earth.

 Happy Resurrection Day!!!

 

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2 Comments

  1. joe55a said,

    April 11, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Happy Easter

  2. Christi Jones said,

    April 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks for those encouraging words. I think we need to be reminded from time to time to stop walking around in grave clothes.


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