resurrection power

This month we celebrate Resurrection Sunday; in modern times known as Easter. The resurrection power of Jesus Christ is the same as it was yesterday, today, and forever. Heb 13:8. He alone holds the power to quicken our mortal bodies by His Spirit, when He dwells in us. Ro 8:11. Some believe that the power of His resurrection stopped two thousand years ago, but that is not truth. Jesus has not returned to planet Earth for us yet. Miracles of salvation, healing and deliverance, which occur by His resurrection power, still happen today because He is alive!
In John 14:12 we read that if we believe on Jesus Christ then we will do the works that He did, does, and desires to do. We are His disciples, His followers, His people who walk on Earth and occupy until He returns.
There is a key to His resurrection power being able to flow through His followers. The key is to live in His presence. Being discipled is a bit different now than during the time when Jesus walked on Earth. Now we learn from Him as we talk to him in our prayer closets and as we go about our daily activities. As we gather together with other believers we learn how to closely match our steps to His. We learn by spending time in His Word, which gives us a clear map for our path. The flow will come as we are in His presence. But His resurrection power will not flow through us unless we release it into lives that He sends our way. If we don’t use the gifts He gives us we will lose them.
Many wonder why we don’t see many salvations, miraculous healings, and deliverances in the United States. In America Christians question and dissect everything in Scripture and prayer to the point that the moving of God’s Holy Spirit is lost. There is little room left for blind faith in the United States, whereas in other countries they read and believe and act on it.
In those places, such as China, where the greatest revival is happening, they read, believe and obey. I have walked among them and witnessed their undoubting faith. “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ The Lord replied. ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you..” Lu 17:5-6. The nation of America has become the nation of the disciple doubting Thomas.
Jesus stands ready to give us the gifts to release His resurrection power. All we need to do is ask, talk to Him about the use of the gift, and use it. We must desire the spiritual gifts that God has for us if we are to walk in His resurrection power. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” Jo 14:12 .
If we don’t hold dear the the giftings He gives us, they will slip through our hands, and be poured out on the ground. Around the first of the year the Lord gave me a vision of His people. We all had baskets held in front of us. But many Christians had no bottom in their basket. When the gifts were given they simply fell to the ground. He spoke very clearly to my heart to hold dear the gifts He gives me, and to talk to Him regarding how they may be used to the fullest flowing through me to others. He told me to ask for two to be increased. As I have talked to Jesus, about these two that He put in my heart for increase, I have seen them grow in my life.
Without a doubt the resurrection power will flow through us if we allow the Holy Spirit to direct our lives. It always seems that when Jesus tells me to do something that seems impossible rocks come before my feet; they are Christian brothers and sisters. My dearest and best friends were the first to tell me all the negatives of going to China to find the girl of my God given vision. Thankfully I was able to block out their thoughts and set my eyes like flint on Jesus, knowing I had the backing of my husband and our church elders. The result was a great miracle that only God could bring about. Our daughter Faith was found and brought home. And I was able to walk in the underground churches, witnessing many salvations and miracles.
In one of our churches we had many young people who were badly deranged from drugs. We saw many deliverances from evil spirits that set those young people free. Some were scary in the natural, but we moved in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, and they were set free. “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ‘Why could we not cast it out?’ He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Mt17:19-20.
One young man came with his brains blown from drugs. He gave his heart to the Lord and lived in our Men’s House that the church supported. He was discipled for three years. We saw that young man healed before our eyes as he regained the use of his brain. He got a good job. His health improved and he got married. He and his wife raised three children and are still walking with the Lord.
Jesus has promised His resurrection power to every believer in Christ. When we receive Jesus as our Savior we receive His life. As we fellowship with Him and other believers He gives us the power and ability to walk in His gifts of resurrection power.
We must come to know Him and renounce the ways of the world; living in it, but not be of it. Much of the church in this century you cannot tell who is a Christian by the way they talk and act.
If we are walking in His resurrection power we will see salvations, healings, and deliverances. We must stand up and declare, I am a Christian!We must walk in His footsteps and the ways of His early church found in Acts 2. As we begin to walk in His resurrection power it will be evident to those around us that we have been with Him. “Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Ac 4:13. May the Lord Jesus visit you and your church this Resurrection Sunday!