The Power of Resurrection

After Jesus had cast the money changers out of the temple, the Jews asked Jesus for a sign showing that He had authority to do this. Jesus replied, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19). The Jews thought that Jesus was talking about the temple that Herod built, but Jesus was talking about his body (John 2:21).

Notice that Jesus said that He would raise His own body up. In another place Jesus says that He had power to lay His life down and power to take it again (John 10:18). When the Holy Spirit of God came back into the dead body of Jesus, the grave couldn't hold that body.

When we receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, not only do we become born again but we also receive the power of resurrection. The power of resurrection means that the grave can't hold us (Rom 8:9-11). The power of resurrection means that we don't have to be held down by situations that other people would be stopped by. The same Holy Ghost that gives us resurrection power also gives us power to overcome sin, the devil, and the world.

Receiving the Holy Ghost moves a person from the world ogf sin and dominion of the devil to a life of righteousness and the Kingdom of God. With the Holy Ghost in us we now have dominion over the power of Satan and his kingdom. This Holy Ghost power gives us ability to rise above any situation that comes our way.

Since the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ, having the Spirit of God means that God has placed His Spirit in us, placed us in His kingdom and has a purpose for our lives (Acts 2:17, Col 1:27, II Tim 1:9). Since the Lord has a purpose for our lives, He has given us the power of resurrection. The Lord wants us to believe in the power of resurrection so that we can rise above anything the devil sends our way. Let's walk in the power of resurrection and see the Kingdom of God grow.


The Power of the Resurrection

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