Resurrection and Revelation: A Partnership for Victory

The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection, and ascension, remain eternal truths, whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts. ~ David Friedrich Strauss

Easter is the holiest day of the Christian calendar. We know it as the Resurrection of Jesus – that which was dead and gone and mourned … returned to unexpected, glorious Life!

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should die unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (I Peter 2:24). The cross was the point of transfer – Jesus took every sin, every sickness, every evil work that would ever be conceived on earth into His  own body; in exchange He gave us healing, righteousness, sanctification, wisdom, redemption, abundance and victory. He took all evil and every part of the curse and carried them into hell … and left them there!  He returned them to their rightful owner, Satan. That’s when we were redeemed from the devil’s clutches! Past tense – already done.

Easter is Hope eternal, a lesson so powerful, it is difficult to grasp with our human minds. Jesus’ sacrifice was the ultimate act of love and obedience, but what does it mean for us? How do we tap into that divine power for our own lives? By combining the power of His Resurrection with faith and revelation knowledge, released with our spoken words.

Through Jesus’ resurrection, God proved that nothing – NO thing – is lost forever … that our hopes and dreams are still possible, that the challenges and pains of living can be defeated. God … giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (I Cor. 15:57).

On Resurrection Sunday, God declared judgment satisfied and released His awesome power to restore Jesus to life and health, and to pull him from the bowels of hell itself. How did He release that power? God said. He spoke the results He wanted. It’s the same way we release God’s power in our lives, by speaking His words into and over our situations.

Jesus taught that we need faith like a grain of mustard seed. Seed needs to be planted and nurtured [watered with The Word and faith, weeding out doubt, fear and unbelief], so that we speak words of faith. He said if we do that “nothing shall be impossible to you” (Matt. 17:20). We build that strong faith by spending consistent time in The Word, meditating on and speaking His Words of power.

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth … (Col. 1:15-16a).  We must be ever conscious that Jesus, once embodied as a physical person, is The Word. He was present in Genesis when God spoke all things into being … when He spoke you into being! The prophecy (spoken word) of His coming started in Genesis and continued throughout the Old Testament until the word became flesh (John 1:14). Every time you read The Word, meditate on it, or speak it over your situations, you are spending time with Jesus Himself! How’s that for powerful?

Although the concept of Trinity is complicated for the human mind to understand, faith allows us to accept Father/Son/Holy Spirit as a tri-part being, just as we are a tri-part being: spirit/soul/body, created in His image to speak His Word and get His results.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore … (Matt. 28:18-19a) When Jesus left hell, He took the keys with Him; then He turned around and gave His authority to us as His Body on earth. Jesus delegated His power to us! How’s that for amazing? He gave us His power of attorney to speak His words, act in His Name and get His results! We can speak resurrection power over our lives and situations, declaring what God has already spoken. And we can expect that Word to produce exactly what God said it would.

Jesus told us that we would do greater works than He did (John 14:22). It’s also interesting to note that even Jesus “could do no mighty works because of their unbelief”. Unbelief, discounting or doubting the Truth of the Bible and the spoken Word of God, had the power to stop the blessing, healing, delivering power of the Gospel. Jesus’ anointing was essentially powerless in the face of skepticism and unbelief.

Strong faith is the key to victory. That requires a commitment of time, effort and study. Jesus often went into the wilderness – away from the distractions and problems of the world – to meditate and pray, to strengthen His spirit by communing with Divine Spirit.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed! (John 8:36)  We are NOT captives in the world’s mess.  We are citizens of God’s Kingdom, fully blessed, fully supplied, fully healed. Halleluiah! Consider these promises:

God delivers us and honors us (Ps. 91) because of Jesus!

He crowned us with riches and honor (Ps. 8:5) – because of Jesus.

He blesses us with favor, mercy and increase (Ps. 67) – because of Jesus.

He daily loads us with benefits (Ps. 68:19) – because of Jesus!

He gives us power to get wealth (Deut. 8:18) – because of Jesus.

God gives us wisdom and revelation (Eph. 1:7) – because of Jesus.

He gives us strength and power (Ps. 68:35) – because of Jesus.

Everything we have is because of what Jesus did. BUT – Jesus did what He did – because of us – me and you! God loves you as much as He loves Jesus! You ARE already blessed!

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Rom. 8:32) On Resurrection morning, Jesus went from being called only Son to firstborn … so that we – you and me – could become nextborn (Rom. 8:29).

Jesus’ death ratified a New Covenant with mankind. Through Christ, we were adopted into the family of God (Rom. 8:15). We became His heirs, joint heirs with Jesus. That means we can use our faith to tap the resources of Heaven, not earth, to meet our needs. But my God shall supply ALL your need according to HIS RICHES in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19, emphasis mine). God, the Father, takes care of His kids.  And you’re His favorite child! Now, that’s something to sing “A-le-lu-iah” about!

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