Power of Resurrection Part 2 – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)
Romans 5:10 (AMPC); Colossians 3:1-4 (TPT); 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (TPT)
An encouragement (an admonition, an exhortation) for you from the Lord for this month of November.
Be awake. Be alert. The Lord, by His Spirit, is ramping up spiritual, heavenly things in this month. He is imparting key, vital, most important revelations now, to come to hearts, to those who have ears to hear.
When the Word of God says do not neglect the assembly of yourselves together, it’s the assembly of all meetings that God wants to have (including prayer meetings).
Romans 5:10 (AMPC)
We are reconciled to God through the death of His Son and shall be saved/daily delivered from sin’s dominion through His resurrection life. Everything that we’re going to have victory over in our lives is going to come through His resurrection life.
Colossians 3:1-4 (TPT)
If you’re born again and received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you believe that He was crucified and resurrected from the dead. Your spirit became alive to God, you became a whole new creature that will never taste death – but your body wasn’t affected.
What’s God got to do with your human, natural day (eat, drink, sleep, work)?
Depends on how much you trust Him.
Everybody is in this frantic race against our time, that is our body, to accumulate as much elevated self, wealth, achievement, self-status. Without Jesus you are forced to give into the desires and the very human nature you were born with, because your body demands it by your own self. Jesus saved you from yourself and yourself oriented future. He saved you from that frantic need to get it done yourself. He gave you resurrected power inside of you. Jesus’ resurrection liberates you from the confinement of yourself.
Let the resurrected life of Christ drive your decision making for your future.
What’s the point of being a Christian? To be spiritual (not to stay average and normal).
What’s the point of being spiritual? To bring heaven to earth.
Normal people/Christians cannot bring heaven to earth, only spiritual Christians can.
Jesus was never restricted to His body, He tapped into the power of God that was going to resurrect Him from the dead. All natural laws did not apply to Him (walking on water, turning water into wine, calming the storm).
Jesus’ resurrection is your resurrection – the same release from the dominion of your body and everything your body needs in your world. There is so much power in this resurrection life, it will solve your problems, it will take care of everything you don’t have control over – it will sustain you. The resurrection life of God supersedes everything that happens in your life.
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (TPT)
We’ve got such a glorious treasure (the life of Christ) in these clay vessels that is ready and willing to be so powerful, but you want to give in to everything that stimulates you in the natural world. Evaluate your life and see how the resurrection life of Christ is working in you. Rather than trying to be living the best life that you can live in your humanity, you must believe that God is. You cannot overcome that human clay jar by yourself. You have to let the resurrected life of Christ do that in you.
Jesus only did what He saw His Father do and only said what He heard His Father say – all to the Father’s glory, not His. Jesus never let His environment tell Him what to do, He let the power of God dominate His environment. What happens in your environment doesn’t have to control your future. When COVID chaos hits, you’ve got nets that are going on the other side, because there’s a resurrection power of God inside of you.
It might take a bit for you to give God your humanity so that you can experience His resurrection. It takes a while to learn how to use the power of God.
As you believe it, and you speak it, then God’s power begins to work. The good news is that when you get born again and Jesus starts living in your heart, everything you do, that is to His glory, is starting to add up to your eternal weight of glory – His glory and yours.
This short-lived life is not all that matters, it is temporary. When you go about taking care of your humanity, remember that the resurrection life of Christ lives in you. Focus on the things that are unseen that bring you eternal weight of glory – the resurrection power of Christ inside of you. As you bring everything under the subjection and obedience to the Word of God, then the temporary clay pot stuff matters less and less. As you learn to live in this resurrection life, there are things that God will do and say to you (even warn you about). It’s important to obey, because then the resurrection power of God can work in your life. When you put God into the equation, with a resurrection life, everything changes. Let’s live it! Let’s get closer to Him!
Say, I receive the resurrection life of Christ in me right now, in Jesus name. I become more aware of the resurrection power of Christ that lives in my clay jar. I am aware of Him, I speak words that He would speak, I don’t speak opinions. The resurrection life of God is working for me.
Colossians 3:1-4 (TPT)
Christ’s resurrection is my resurrection. I yearn for all that is above, I feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill my thoughts with heavenly realities – and not with the distractions of the natural realm. I am not tied to this life. My true life is hidden away in God in Christ. I am now one with Him in His glory.
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (TPT)
My clay vessel carries the glorious treasure of the resurrection life of Christ within so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s and not mine. Though I may experience every kind of pressure and persecution, God will never forsake me, and I will not quit. I continually share in the death of Jesus in my own body so that the resurrection life of Jesus will be revealed through my humanity. Life is released in me. I have a Spirit of faith. I first believe then speak in faith. I am raised up into His presence and all things work for my enrichment, so that more of God’s marvellous grace will spread to more people, resulting in an increase of praise and glory to Him. Even though my outer person gradually wears out, my inner being is renewed every single day. I view my slight, short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. My difficulties produce an eternal, weighty glory far beyond comparison. I do not focus my attention on what is seen (and temporary), but on what is unseen and eternal.