Scriptures: Philippians 3:7-11
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was truly an amazing event.
This is not event that just happened a longtime ago: the power of this event is still at work today! Paul stated: “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection.” Paul wanted to have direct contact with this power. Paul was a man on a mission. Paul discovered that the resurrection of Jesus could be applied to his life and was determined to experience the power associated with Jesus’ resurrection. He let go of the past and pursued the prize with single minded passion.
Resurrection power is transforming power.
This process involves the transformation of the whole person in thoughts, behaviors, and styles of relating with God and others. Through the resurrection of Jesus we have been given the opportunity to be changed and to come back to God.
Resurrection power is a conquering power.
Conquer means to "successfully overcome a problem or weakness.' Jesus was flogged. The enemy tried to steal his dignity and strength: Every stripe meant victory for us. By His strips we are healed. Jesus was crucified. The enemy's goal was to kill him: His blood purchased our salvation. Jesus was buried in a tomb. The enemy wanted to destroy him for good: Jesus descended, took the keys to death & hell from Satan and set the captives free.
There is a spiritual enemy who wants to seal your fate. By stealing your dignity and strength.He wants to kill your hopes and dreams. He wants to destroy your faith in God.
But on the 3rd day Jesus resurrected.
Death, hell and the grave could not hold him.
The enemy tried the enemy failed. God is a healer by nature and by name. Jesus not only heals our bodies, but he also heals our relationships. My God shall supply all your needs and Salvation belongs to the Lord.
To have resurrection power we must follow the footsteps of Jesus:
Hear: faith comes by hearing the word of God, believe: for he who comes to God must believe that He is. Repent: ask forgiveness. Confess that Jesus is Lord of your life: Romans 10:10: "For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. "
Be baptized: Mark 16: 16 Jesus said he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. We are buried with him in baptism. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit – it is promised to you from God. The Holy Spirit resurrects us to have a new life.
Scripture: Luke 19: 28-40
Jesus said: “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
True praise cannot be restricted. Unrestrained praise opens a person up to deep revelations.
"The whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice. Saying: Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest."
The Pharisees wanted Jesus to rebuke his disciples. "Jesus said: “If these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” True praise cannot be controlled, restricted, bridled. This was the Triumphal entry of Jerusalem’s real King. Praise would be heard no matter who liked it or not.
Powerful principle: Nothing is over till God says it’s done. God wants you to know it’s not over till He says it’s over. It’s time to resurrect your praise: unrestrained worship. This type of praise will open your mind up to deep revelations of God.
Your issue seems unchangeable and there’s no reason to shout: praise anyway. The impossible is God’s chance to work a miracle: rejoice!
No matter what people say, nothing is over till God says it’s done.
Elisha asked Elijah for a double portion of his God ordained anointing. The Bible records that Elijah did 7 miracles; and when Elisha died the Bible records 13 miracles. But they buried Elisha in an open grave and when a man died they put him in the grave with Elisha. The moment his body touched Elisha’s bones he came back to life. Elisha received the double portion!
Resurrect your Praise – It’s not over till God says it’s over.