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THE POWER OF RESURRECTION

“The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to
us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18) (NKJV)
There is a purpose for which Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. God’s plan from
the beginning, before Adam sinned, was for man to exercise His authority on earth
(Gen. 1:19-20). After the fall of man, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our stead
for our sins, and whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life
(John 3:16), that is, eternal life (John 17:3).
After Jesus died, God raised Him (Acts 13:30) on the third day from the dead and gave
Him glory, that our faith and hope might be in God (1 Peter 1:21). There is a power of
resurrection that is now available to all believers as a result of His death and
resurrection. This power is designed to enable us to do things which we could not have
done ordinarily before salvation. We are now bold (prov. 28:1) and we no longer have
the spirit of fear but instead the spirit of power, and of love and of sound mind (2 Tim.
1:7).
The power of resurrection comes with the restoration and redemption of the glory that
Adam lost (Rom. 3:23) when he sinned. Upon salvation, God made available in the
inside of us the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. This power
quickens our mortal bodies, enables us to overcome sin (Rom. 8:11) and every power
of the enemy.
The power of resurrection is designed to work through us, to establish God’s will for His
good pleasure (Phil. 2:13), provided we make ourselves available for God to use. This
is the power associated with the gospel of the Kingdom. The power that is able to
transform lives.
Every child of God must desire not only to know Jesus but also to experience the power
of His resurrection (Phil. 3:10). If you do not know Him, you cannot experience the
power of His resurrection. To be assured of eternal life, we must know Him (John 17:3).
It is on record that if you do not know Jesus, you do not have eternal life (1 John 5:12).
Do not be an enemy of the cross (Phil. 3:17-19). Do you not know that if you remove
the cross from Christianity, you will be disconnected from the kingdom of God? Easter
is the engine room of Christianity. Halleluyah.

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