Power Of Resurrection – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)
“The Holy Spirit is the one who gives life, that which is of the natural realm is of no help. The words I speak to you are Spirit and life. But there are still some of you who won’t believe.” (John 6:63 TPT)
You are a spirit being. Whatever you put into your spirit while you’re in this natural realm grows you and it works eternity, and your redemptive eternity, every day. It’s of great help to you that you receive words that are spirit and life. That’s the words that you need.
If you are a believing Christian, the things that will happen to you will constantly, daily, force you to make decisions for life or for death. It’s something that you can do that no other creature can do.
If you are a Christian, who does not live with words that are full of life and full of Spirit, then you are no different to those other Christians or those other people that have no God living inside of them. Jesus and God communicate with you, He speaks to you, words of Spirit and life and that’s what will change you, will change your future.
What does it help you to wake up in the morning with the thought of yesterday on your mind, preventing you from meeting and greeting God as your Saviour on this day? When everything that He did took care of everything yesterday, which He now no longer remembers; all of the things that you did yesterday unless they were in obedience to Him in which case they speak eternally as fruit and as rewards for you. But anything that you did that was not in His will, He doesn’t remember. The real man is not what you do in your clay vessel, the real man is in your spirit-man because the words that He speaks are Spirit and they are life and they are the ones that matter to you as a Christian.
Say boldly: Good morning, righteous man. It’s time to go forth and be righteous. Behave righteously today.
“And there is still much more to say of his unfailing love for us! For through the blood of Jesus we have heard the powerful declaration, “You are now righteous in my sight.” And because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you will never experience the wrath of God.” (Romans 5:9 TPT)
If Jesus is living in your heart, your spirit-man, if He’s there then that life is incorruptible. So it doesn’t matter, whatever bad things you do in your flesh, that Spirit that is Christ in your spirit cannot be corrupted. That means you can wake up every day and a thousand times a day you can say, “I am a righteous one,” and it will always be true. Even if you behave badly. You may experience the discipline of God, but not the wrath of God. It’s different.
…something greater than friendship is ours now that we are at peace with God, and because we share in his resurrection life. (Romans 5:10 TPT).
It is because resurrection life is given to us through Jesus, that we have a greater unity with God. We are delivered daily from the dominion of sin because of the resurrection life!
The realm of the spirit and the heavenly realm is so close to us that we as spirit beings, we can actually feel the presence of that spirit realm on a regular basis. If you are trained in the Spirit, you know that the spirit realm is right here. They see the life of Christ in me. They see me as a righteous one. I already have the robe of righteousness as my spirit clothing. So, therefore, that being inside of me that has the robe of righteousness that is in me, has constant unbroken harmony, communication with Jesus, with the Holy Spirit, with the Father, who doesn’t discern whether I’m in the flesh. The spirit-man is recognized as righteous.
“Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.”( Colossians 3:1-2 TPT)
Jesus spends His time seated at the right hand of God, performing everything that the will of God wants to perform, because He’s sitting at the right hand of God. So, His mind is on the things that God wants Him to do, so we also should spend our time on things above.
Most Christians live between two worlds. They live between the things that are natural things and they live between spiritual things, because they spend so much of their time in their natural thinking, they don’t actually get to think that much about the things that are above.
When He was killed, He was killed illegally because death had no dominion over Him because sin was not found in Him. Because He died illegally, God could do something about His death and He had the legal right to raise Him up from the dead and declare Him as the Saviour of all mankind because He defeated everything that humans could not defeat. It’s no longer about how well you behave yourself, it’s if you believe in Him. Which means if you believe in Him, then you receive the resurrected life of Christ in you because He lives.
Say: I am a partaker of the resurrected life of Christ. There is no more sin that can control my body, my body is no longer controlled and governed by it’s natural desires or instincts. It is governed by the life of Christ that is in me as I identify with Christ’s resurrection.
You’ve got to make a decision, am I going to go for the natural realities, or am I going to go for what God said. If you’ve got the Word of God, it’s going to keep working. It is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. The resurrection life of Christ that is in you can’t help itself but be a witness. You want to reveal Christ as you go everywhere. You want to tell people and you want your life to be a witness of the very life of Christ.
Resurrection power. It’s what makes the difference between our life and anybody else’s lifestyle. What a shame, what a shame for us to have all this power at our disposal and we want to live like everybody else.
We are not ordinary people. We are extraordinary people. We are a special group of people. We are a royal priesthood unto God.
Say: I have Jesus as my Lord and Saviour living in my heart. I believe this, and I receive this in Jesus’ name. I am a righteous one.