Is it possible that you and I have access to the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead? The answer is a resounding, “YES”!
This week, we will celebrate the event that provides the cornerstone of the Christian faith: The resurrection of Jesus Christ. You know the story:
Jesus lived a sinless life for 33 years to pay the price for the sins of mankind. He was, literally, a human carrier of the love and power of God. Jesus was known for feeding the hungry; clothing the needy; healing the sick, raising the dead, teaching, and preaching. He was eventually tortured and hung on a cross where He died. But, on the 3rd day, He rose from the dead, just as He had promised. How did this happen? It was the “Spirit of Him” that raised Jesus from the dead.
In the Book of Romans 8:11 (NKJV), it says, But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
See, what I mean? It was the “Spirit of Him” that raised Jesus from the dead. Who is “Him”? The ‘Him” in that passage refers to “God.” He is GOD! It was the “Spirit of God” who raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Yes!!! And while we are so thankful to God for His gift of resurrection power, our gratitude is accurate but, incomplete. See, God never intended for us to read about the “Spirit of Him” in that verse and walk away. No, now we are supposed to use that “same Spirit” to revive and bring back to life the things that have died or are trying to die in our own lives. What do I mean?
Do you have dreams that have been left unfulfilled? Unrealized? Apply the “Same Spirit”. Have you received a serious, negative diagnosis? Apply the “Same Spirit”. Trouble in your home, with your children, marriage, relationships? Apply the “Same Spirit.” Financial challenges? Apply the “Same Spirit.”
See, it’s that “Same Spirit” that raised Jesus from the dead that will not only quicken or revive your mortal body, but also, revive any situation in your life. But let me warn you. This is not automatic power. There is something you must do. Your job is to apply it by faith. See, you don’t have to allow negative circumstances to linger, harass and bully you. Don’t just talk about your problems. You’ve got THE ANSWER. Don’t wait. Do it now. Apply the “Same Spirit.” Are you ready? Ready to apply this “Same Spirit” (of Him) that resurrected Jesus? Ready to apply it to the dead/dying circumstances in your life? Let’s go!
For the next 7 days, pray this simple prayer: God, I thank you that I have access to the “Same Spirit” that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. I declare that this “Same Spirit” is restoring my body, increasing my finances, improving my marriage, reviving my dreams, prospering my children and bringing hope to every area of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Be sure to pray this prayer everyday. This is how you “apply the same Spirit”: by speaking it, declaring it, thanking God for it. That’s what we call “lifespeaking.” My prayer for you is that, during this week, the “same Spirit” that raised Jesus from the dead overwhelms every area of your life. I thank God that Jesus lives.
Happy Resurrection Day!!!
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