Thoughts About Resurrection

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death—Philippians 3:10 (KJV)

Now, that we have completed the remembrance of the week of Christ’s passion, and the celebration of His resurrection (Easter Sunday). I would like to share some thoughts with you on the subject of resurrection.

One definition of the word resurrection is, a rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.; revival.

During this time of year, much is said about the Resurrection of Christ and why we should honor it. But I would like to ask a question or maybe just present something for you to ponder. Is the power of the resurrected Savior in you? I only ask this because of the need for more victors (like Christ) instead of victims.

Jesus stood for everything God was for and against everything that God was against. He was crucified and buried—but He did not stay dead and in the grave—He got up and got out! This gives us the example that we can do likewise. When we are faced with circumstances in our life that “kills” us, we do not have to stay down for long, and we can get back up again through the resurrecting power of God.

Are you, like many, facing crisis in your finances, your marriage, or even your health? The message the Gospel presents is that we can overcome any circumstance, instead of it overcoming us! This should excite you because the resurrection of our Lord presents a picture of victory for all who will receive it. We do not have to be down and give in to the circumstances that seek to captivate us.

Just think about it, the resurrection and the power it represents, gives us hope for the present and the future. We are victorious now—not just in some future glory. We have the ability to rise and thrive. Is it easy? Probably not, but it is definitely worth the effort. Don’t just sit there waiting for something to happen, rise up with the power of Almighty God within you and force change in your life and the life of others.

I don’t know about you but I am tired of mediocrity. We can do infinitely more than we have been doing and have a far greater impact than we have thus far.

  • We should not lose another one of our loved ones to violence or sickness and disease;
  • We should not feel powerless and at the mercy of the current state of the economy;
  • We should take control of our marriages and families…we don’t have to be a statistic;
  • Our churches should not be listless, ineffective, and declining—or dying;
  • We should ‘be’ that city on the hill—shining bright in every aspect of our lives.

We serve a BIG God who wants to do BIG things for us, in us, and through us! Now is the time to rise up and declare that we have the power given to by our Lord working within us, and use it for His Glory!

Consider this…

  • And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.—Matthew 10:1
  • Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.—Luke 10:19
  • But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.—Act 1:8

Let’s not just celebrate the resurrection—let’s be an example of the resurrection!

Have Faith1st

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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18 comments on “Thoughts About Resurrection
  1. Ron says:

    Thanks Sebastian ,it is as you say ,not to let our calamities or failures ,put us into death throes.But with the Power of His Spirit in us ,rise above what Satan would have loved us to flounder in.

    Blessings
    Ron

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Ron! It is the victory within us by the power of His Spirit that has the capability to cause us to rise again! Thank you for checking in. God Bless – Sebastian

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  2. pbus1 says:

    A powerful message, and very encouraging! It makes me want to strive all the more, to walk in the power of His resurrection! He is risen, and yes, He lives within me! Blessings!

    Paulette

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Paulette…good to hear from you! You are so kind. I believe this will be a starting point for many Christians to begin to exercise their God-given authority over the ills of this world. God Bless! – Sebastian

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  3. Brian Hurley says:

    This was essentially my sermon on Resurrection Sunday. Your statement is right on: “Just think about it, the resurrection and the power it represents, gives us hope for the present and the future. We are victorious now—not just in some future glory. We have the ability to rise and thrive. Is it easy? Probably not, but it is definitely worth the effort. Don’t just sit there waiting for something to happen, rise up with the power of Almighty God within you and force change in your life and the life of others.” There are too many who just want to “ride the bus and leave the driving to” someone else. (I know it doesn’t rhyme like the ad.) We need more bus drivers, not bus riders!! Keep up the good work, brother.

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    • Sebastian says:

      You are right! There are buses going out of control everywhere–in and out of Christendom–and we need saints that will take the wheel! Also, we need leaders that will stand up to the call/responsibility of the five-fold ministry and “prepare” people for the “work of ministry”! Thank you and God bless you my brother! – Sebastian

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  4. alwayzhis says:

    AMEN!! I appreciate your saying “out loud” about mediocrity. I believe the same, and sometimes get myself in situations where I call it like it is. We ARE ambassadors and the chosen adopted children of the Almighty~~we should never settle for anything less than growing to be more like our Savior and “preaching” (in Word and DEED) to the lost of the world. Thank you@!

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    • Sebastian says:

      You are most welcome and thanks for checking in! I believe it is important that we take a stand for everything that our Lord shed his blood for; also, we should seek to exemplify the victory He rose with in our daily lives. Thank you for adding to the discussion. God bless you and yours! – Sebastian

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  5. Yvette says:

    Amen, needed to “read” this today.
    Blessings

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  6. isaiah43123 says:

    And the resurrecting power of God was declared with, “It is finished.” Thanks for this new perspective. Keep the Faith!

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    • Brian Hurley says:

      Yes, Christ’s work was finished, but our work was just beginning. Keep on keepin’ on!!

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    • Sebastian says:

      You are welcome and also so right! Therefore it is our responsibility to exercise the authority of that power in our lives on a daily basis. This is why Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and his passion in the garden did not end in defeat, but in victory! Thank you for checking in and sharing in the discussion…I appreciate it! – Sebastian

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  7. ansuyo says:

    I like it 🙂 We settle so often when God has bigger and better plans for us. Angie

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hi Angie! I agree with you, He does have “bigger and better plans for us.” And it is time for us to accept the “Greater” part of the Greater One! Thanks for checking in…I appreciate it! Blessings to you and yours! – Sebastian

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