The Power of the Resurrection

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Easter is a time of rebirth.  The power of the resurrection is beyond what anyone could truly comprehend.  Today I want to talk about the power it affords us in our lives to be created new.

 

Imagine that we can start over and change the entire course of our lives.  We can do a complete turnaround.

 

If you could become the person you truly felt you were meant to be, would you, do it?

 

Imagine that the dream seeds planted inside of you.  The things that make you jump inside and truly give you purpose could come to pass?

 

How is it possible that we can become new and completely change our future and live?

 

We are created as Spirit, body, and soul.  The body is dying every day as we grow older.  When we are born we are the newest we can be, then our bodies as they grow start to age.  These are documented facts in our lives.  The Spirit and soul however according to scripture, speaks to them as eternal.  The Spirit and Soul are what is created new and being transformed. 

 

The body will be changed when we die.  We receive an eternal one but the Spirit and soul good or bad will live forever.  The fact that these both are alive and able to change by the power of God. Allows us to see how we can turn our lives around.  It is not our own power that does it but our surrender to allow God to make these changes in our lives.

 

I understand this is a very deep subject and there are many scriptures that back it up.  There is a lot of science even to back up what I am saying.  Okay so let’s stop a moment start from this foundation.

 

When we surrender our lives to God and allow Jesus to create in us a clean heart, we are born again.  Salvation is us surrendering to the work of the cross and the resurrection.  When we make this commitment to surrender our lives to God, to accept the gift of salvation we then can begin to grow in grace.  Instead of us getting older we are getting wiser, changing, growing up spiritually.

 

The purpose God created us to accomplish can come alive within us and the Holy Spirit will empower us to allow that purpose to come forth.  We, of course, have our part to do but we must understand that God is with us and we will accomplish what we are created for if we continue to do our part.

 

God created us in His image, so we should not be shocked.  God is all-powerful, the creator, a Spirit, we are like Him, but of course not Him.  We have some of the same characteristics God created us to have but of course, we are not god’s.  We are special, created to do great things, nothing in the world is created like us.  God made us to be the rulers of the world and to be the example of Christ-like behavior.

 

When we just start to understand these facts, we should never doubt God’s plans for our individual lives.  What stops us is our own doubts, fears, and our own limiting beliefs.

 

If we but grasp a true glimpse of the power of the resurrection we will be changed forever. The cross, Jesus, God, or the bible is not meant to be all received without a level of faith.  Logic is there but cannot complete the picture it is faith that is the final ingredient to change lives.

 

I would love to have you post scriptures to back up. I can do it but it is nice to hear others and the scriptures they will choose.  So post some please.

9 thoughts on “The Power of the Resurrection”

  1. Love this post, inspirational!

    For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
    1 Corinthians 13:12

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

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  2. First off, great reminder!
    Romans 12:2 tells us not to conform but to renew our minds to discern God’s will. I am actually speaking on the passage in Mark 14:32-42 Friday evening. Here, Jesus bares his will to the Father’s and leans on prayer and the support of his inner circle. He knows the pain of the flesh and totally surrenders his will to the Father.

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      1. I made a commitment going forward that I would practice Levitico Divina at least once a week just for my spiritual growth (not pertaining to any sermon or lesson I plan) and it has increased the effect of how I study for the sermon passages. Yes we need to dive in, but we cannot neglect our own spiritual formation. Ok… I will step away from the pulpit for a minute! Lol!

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      2. I understand it’s hard when it’s who you are. Thanks I know I spend a lot of time learning and find myself writing often just allowing God to use us is very important. We never know how something said will impact others and help them along the way. Blessings my friend

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  3. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

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  4. The word tells us in Romans 6:4-5, “Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection.”

    The Lord left a place in our hearts that only He can fill. We are so connected to Him more than we realize. Why I say that is because years ago the Lord showed me how we seek out something new for Easter (clothes). Easter is a time of newness for us; we want that new outfit not realizing it is the newness of life (resurrection of life) we are in need of or desiring. Because of deception by the enemy, we think it is in the clothes.

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    1. Very good. I agree we are created with a void inside only God can feel and if we do not seek to feel it in Christ we find ourselves seeking after other ways. These include desires that hurt us more than help and we see them in addiction of all types and so on. Thank you for an awesome reminder and addition.

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