Power of Resurrection – Ps John Bendixen (JHB)
Romans 5:7-11 (TPT): 7Now, would anyone dare to die for the sake of a wicked person? We can all understand if someone was willing to die for a truly noble person. 8But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly! 9And 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’re now righteous in my sight.” And because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you will never experience the wrath of God. This is good news for you and me. We will never experience the wrath of God. Only those people who do not believe in Jesus Christ will experience the wrath of God.10So if while we were still enemies, God fully reconciled us to himself through the death of his Son, then something greater than friendship is ours. Now that we are at peace with God, and because we share in his resurrection life, how much more we will be rescued from sin’s dominion! 11And even more than that, we overflow with triumphant joy in our new relationship of living in harmony with God—all because of Jesus Christ!
I say: I have been raised with Christ to a new life. I share His resurrection from the dead. I seek the rich, eternal treasures that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. I set my mind on what is above, the higher things, and not on the things that are on the earth. As far as this world is concerned, I have died, and my new, real life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:1-3 AMPC).
When you wake up every morning, you say: Morning, righteous one. The resurrection life lives in me.
I say, Christ’s resurrection is my resurrection too. I yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! I feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and I fill my thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm. (Colossians 3:1, 2 TPT)
The resurrection life of Christ that is in you, is already calling to the seated place of Christ, where all glory and all honor is and all authority belongs. You became resurrected – born again, resurrected. That born again-resurrected-being does not want you to be distracted by all the stuff happening here. It’s already calling you to the heavenly realities.
I say, My crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life. Now my true life is hidden away in God in Christ. And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who I really am will also be revealed, for I am now one with him in his glory! (Colossians 3:3-4 TPT)
It says in the book of Psalms, “Power belongs to God.” How much power does it take to heal you? Enough. How much power does it take to work in your life? To restore relationships? To restore finances, to restore trust in God? The same power that raised Christ from the dead, it’s the same amount. It’s enough. It’s enough.
God said to Pastor John, “John, I want you to love Sharon, as Christ loves the Church and I want you to give yourself up for her. If you will speak the Word over her, what will happen to her will be what happened to the Church. My Word will wash her and cleanse her and present her to you, without spot or blemish or wrinkle in glorious splendour. Do you want to have a marriage that is glorious and splendorous? Do you want to have a marriage like that?” I said, “I do. Lord. That’s the dream of my heart.
What happens when you are in agreement with the will of God? I am in agreement that the same power that raised Christ from the dead now lives in me. And the Word that He has given me to speak over my marriage is the same power that raised Christ from the dead.
We both agreed in the resurrection life of God, that His power was in the living Word. I can’t consider it to be living Word if He’s not resurrected. It’s the resurrection life that makes His Word alive. Without resurrection His words are dead. If I’m identifying in His crucifixion and His resurrection, then the minute I agree with His words, when is the power of God released? When the will of God is known. When I speak His words, which is His will, over my marriage, His power is released to begin to bring about the change that needs to come. I believe that everyone who is married, that is in our ministry is experiencing the resurrection life of Christ in your marriage.
And so what do you do? You reach into the Word of God and the rich treasures of His heavenly treasury realm that He has and you say, I bring the heavenlies into my natural. And I speak the glory of God into my natural. So that even my living naturally becomes supernatural.
I’ve got good news for you today and I’m only saying this because the Holy Spirit is prompting me to say this. If you haven’t done what we did, you can have what we have. And that comes available to you – by grace now. I’m telling you, the power of the resurrected Christ that has been available to me and Sharon all these 40 years, it can be yours right now. You don’t have to do 34 years of speaking, you can receive it by grace, because God has released His grace through this messenger that comes to you. If you don’t believe it, you won’t experience it.
Because it’s time to dream God’s dreams again. It’s time to reach into the resurrected life and think heavenly realm thoughts, and begin to reach and say, I’m going to live there. I’m not going to live here.
I say after Pastor John: The messages on the resurrection power of Christ, that His resurrection power is going to work in my body. It’s going to come up from inside my innermost being and the mighty power that’s inside of me, it’s going to heal me; it’s going to resurrect me; it’s going to restore me. It’s going to change my thinking; it’s going to change my attitude towards money. It’s going to change my attitude towards my place in the Body of Christ. It’s going to change me – the way I think about my future, because I’m going to become heavenly minded in my realities. I’m not going to think about the low earth life that everybody else is talking about.
Don’t let your opinion be the substance of your life. Your opinion has got no value. Make His Word the opinion of your life. Make His Word the substance. Your opinion has no future. Don’t speak your opinions. They have got absolutely no power. It has not enough power. Speak the will of God – it’s got enough power. It’s more than enough. Greater is He that’s in you than he that’s in the world. The resurrected one lives in you.