Resurrection Power

We who call ourselves Christians just celebrated the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Do we experience the power of the resurrection just as mightily on the other 364 days of the year?

The resurrection is most often considered in theological terms.  It is the linchpin of Christian doctrine, proving that Jesus was, in fact, God.  The resurrection demonstrates his victory over sin and death; it offers hope of our own future resurrection in perfect eternal bodies (that is just a glorious thought); it was a display of great power; and it reminds us that our existence is not limited to this world.  There is much, much more to come.

That is all true and inspiring, but is my life today, still stuck on this earth in an imperfect body and a sinful heart, any different because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Absolutely.

Somehow, in a mysterious transaction that I do not fully understand, those who believe in Jesus Christ become part of him and he of us.  We are “in Christ” and he is in us.  Therefore, Christians have access to supernatural power.  Really.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:3

When I am tempted, I have the power to resist.

When I am fearful, I have power to act in faith.

When I am confused, I have access to Divine wisdom.

When I am discouraged, I have access to a Spirit of joy.

When I doubt my worth, I have confidence that I am a child of God.

When I am at the end of my strength and skill, the Spirit of God works through me.

When I am in trouble, I have peace that passes all understanding.

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms…”  Ephesians 1:18-20

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About Judy

At heart I am a student of truth, an observer of culture, and a communicator. Jesus is my teacher and my Lord. In pursuit of these passions, I read as much as I can, serve as Area Director for Community Bible Study, and write a blog. I take great delight in my relationships with family and friends, and I also enjoy long walks, bike rides and cooking. And did I mention that I like to read?
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12 Responses to Resurrection Power

  1. Cristal says:

    I try to read Oswald Chambers’ Utmost for His Highest each day, and all last week he was touching on this topic. I had to examine my own life and ask if I had truly identified with Christ’s death (death to sin) and resurrection (leaving the grave clothes behind and walking in freedom).

  2. Easter, as I sat in my gardens in the evening, I wondered do I feel this beautiful resurrection of spirit every day? And do I feel it in the worst of situations? Thank you for your inspiring blog.

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Judy, I so appreciate you being here–what lovely, succinct messages you write!! Today, I’m especially drawn here–must be a God-thing!! His blessing to you, Sister.

  4. Larry Who says:

    “…Do we experience the power of the resurrection just as mightily on the other 364 days of the year?..”

    In Philippians 3, Paul wrote that he wanted to know Jesus and the power of his resurrection, but he later added that he hadn’t attained that knowledge as yet, but he still pressed on. So, like Paul, I press on for the other 364 days of the year..

  5. KlarionKall says:

    I have spent a lot of time in Ephesians, just posted on it too, but reading your post still did wonders for my soul! Thanks!

  6. ebforeman says:

    Great reminder, Judy. I love that Ephesians verse, and reading your blog made me really focus on the power that is ours through Christ Jesus. Wow! Thanks for the post. I read every one but I don’t always stop to comment. Just wanted you to know that! Always insightful and inspiring.

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