The Resurrection Power Within Us

Comeback PowerThat 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)

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.

“…if Christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe.”1 Corinthians 15:14 (Good News Translation)

Jesus stood for everything God is for and against everything that God is 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 and should 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.

…your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”1 Corinthians 2:5 (KJV)

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 who are influenced by you.

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he liveJohn 11:25 (KJV)

I don’t know about you but I am tired of mediocrity, because it’s dangerous. Being mediocre breeds an attitude of acceptance of less than God’s best for us…this attitude limits us and the impact we can have on those around us. We can do and be infinitely more than we have been and have a far greater impact than we have thus far. The resurrection has far-reaching effects, with it:

  • 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 of Christ within us and can do BIG things 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 a living example of the resurrection!

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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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20 comments on “The Resurrection Power Within Us
  1. Really powerful and amazing! Thank you Sebastian! God Bless 😀

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  2. Gloryteller says:

    You have it right! Bless you, brother!

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  3. Well said! The resurrection of the dead is the least taught doctrine in the church, while nativity is the most celebrated. Yet without either one we would have nothing.

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  4. Hello, Sebastian. (I have always loved that name.) I just discovered you are here, so I came to visit. This article is tremendous — and so representative of our Father’s heart. Your site looks wonderful, and I will come again to read more soon. I appreciate your heart, saying that you are here with us in mind. That too is so like the Lord Himself, isn’t it.

    And I’ve learned over the past year and a half just how powerful the Internet is as a tool for God’s love and truth. I have been so amazed at the people who come to the blogs seeking something real from the spiritual realm. There are so many other spiritual forces out there working to deceive them, and I truly believe the Lord has brought about the knowledge and the technology of the Internet for the express purpose of spreading His truth. This venue can reach the millions that will never be reached any other way. It’s been an exciting adventure, and I’m very glad to know you are out here and on the same adventure as well.

    May the Lord make His face to shine on you today. Happy Resurrection Day!
    Sandra

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Sandra and welcome! I am happy you found my blog. Your point about using technology, such as the internet, for the Gospel is so important! I believe we should use everything at our disposal to express the love of God for all to see.

      What’s important to note is, technology levels the field so that everyone can have a ministry and fulfill their command to go!

      May God’s best be yours!

      Sebastian

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  5. nopew says:

    The Biblical term is lukewarm. How I pray vast numbers will read this and be convicted of the mediocrity that plays into the hands of the devil, not the arms of the Saviour. You are anointed, and this article simply reinforces that in my heart and soul.
    I praise Creator for your faithfulness.
    AMEN!

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    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words…I appreciate them so much! You are right on point with “lukewarm”. We must pray and stand against the “devices”, such as being mediocre/lukewarm, that work against our effectiveness as Believers. I appreciate you my brother!

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  6. inspiredonedayatatime says:

    Yet another wonderful, thought provoking, study inducing post! Thank you 🙂

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  7. nice post
    it is possible to revive the dead
    mother mary tried to revive christ my brother
    if you loved my brother love me
    in any case christ is a haplotype of 144,000 men
    and i anointed 2,222,222,222 people
    yes Easter is Reserrection day but i extend it for 7 months
    bring the dead onto the altar in the presence of thine enemies
    the dead shall return and walk away

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    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you for reading, liking and responding to this post…nice to meet you!

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      • my name begins with WE for we are as brothers we shall not want what our neighbor owns but if we see them in need we shall provide it without being asked. So blessed is the Salvation Army, WE are of this army that extends beyond denominations and borders and property lines. Blood lines transcend property lines. We shall leave this place riding on a photon so we shall not love our things, we shall love life.

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      • Sebastian says:

        And “love life” we shall. How sad is it to serve a God of Love and not love life and show love to those around us? Thank you for taking the time to share with us! Blessings to you!

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  8. Mark in Sumpter says:

    good read…! Happy Resurrection day!

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  9. Christ arose! He defeated the devil and handed us the victory. We can only connect by faith! The resurrection power is available to us all. Thanks for sharing this lovely post! 🙂

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