He is alive! I pray you had a power packed and resurrection revealed Easter. The celebration of the words spoken by the angel sitting on the tombstone is the reality of the life we enjoy as believers every day. Matthew 28:6 reads, “He is not here, for He is risen!”
Shortage. Inflation. Expensive. These are just a few of the words that seem to hang in the air with conversations, news reports and the expressions on people’s faces as they leave the store that just took an arm and leg for a dozen eggs. I jest, but in reality, there is a sense of shortage in so many areas of life that can overtake your heart if you let it. I want to encourage you this month to tap into and place a demand on the wonder working power that is supplied unrestrained through the finished work of Christ that affects your salvation and your condition in the right here and now.
Astonishingly, our sun produces 400 trillion trillion watts of power every second. This unfathomable amount is equivalent to one trillion one-megaton bombs. In one second, hear that, in one second our sun produces an ample supply of energy for almost 500,000 years of our civilization’s current needs. It’s a ridiculous amount of energy, more than could ever be used or needed. Our God is extravagant.
Imagine that you could harness the fullness of this power to jump-start a dead battery or light a city after a power outage due to a thunderstorm or run a machine endlessly to accomplish a task. I’m sure you’re already getting ahead of me and seeing the point I’m making. But the reality is still true. You possess a power that makes the sun’s output laughable. Romans 8:11 (TPT) says, “Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, He will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!” Notice that this resurrection power that lives in you is not “another spirit” duplicated or an imitation spirit, but the same Spirit that ejected Christ from the holds of death, hell, and the grave! The same Spirit that Jesus said to wait for as it would clothe his apostles with power and strength for anything lacking enabling them to walk in the fullness of Christ.
King David prayed in Psalms 51:10 (NKJV), “Create (give me a new created heart, not just the old one changed) in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Or renew a reliable spirit in my inner being.)
This verse many times is used for the purpose of repentance from fleshly failures, but as we live in the dispensation of grace God cannot create or renew what has already been created and renewed in Christ. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
You and I are no longer looking for or in need of a reliable power source for living righteously or financially free as we have been given that which exceeds 400 trillion trillion watts of spiritual resurrection power for every second of every day overpowering the enemy’s lies, deception and oppression. Through this power bodies are healed, financial needs are met, and eternal redemption is given.
Here is what is needed right now:
Prayer – 2 Chronicles 7:14 (AMPC), Prayer reveals the plan and will of the Father and strengthens you for the demand ahead.
Presence – Isaiah 60, Presence is the authorization and anointing to operate like Jesus with joy.
Power – Isaiah 61, Power is the position and equipment to accomplish the plan and will of the Father.
Precious – Isaiah 62, Knowing you are precious awakens the fixed value God has placed on you and makes times of trial fade in His love as you are safeguarded from the present dilemma.
And greater works shall you do! Acts 10:38 (NKJV), “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit (the same spirit) and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” If the enemy can overwhelm you with the natural limitation and shortages in this world you will find yourself coming up short looking for more in all areas of your life such as health, wealth, and connection to the Father. But the truth is that abundance in all things is yours as it flows from the Spirit within you. There is no shortage or lack ever in Him!
Notice that Jesus walked in this wonder working power, healing the sick, feeding thousands, delivering the captive, and even paying His taxes from a fish’s mouth. Now that’s power, and it’s been given to you!