The Bible tells us in more than one place that the same power that was used to raise Jesus from the grave lives in each of God’s children. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, His Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you. It is through the Holy Spirit and our connection with God that gives us the power to break curses, stop the enemies attacks, and declare victory over sin and death.
19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
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.
Children of God, let this be encouragement to you today.
You have the power through Jesus Christ to declare the enemy to flee from you– the power of healing– and the power of love and truth. All the power belongs to God, He has defeated the enemy and it is by His power and His grace that we are saved and made righteous despite our short-comings.
God has the power for resurrection.
He raised Jesus from the dead and He is still alive today. It is because of this we have confidence that He will also raise us up.
1 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
God’s power is directly tied to the Holy Spirit. God gives us His power through sending the Holy Spirit to live within us. We are spiritually united with Jesus in His death and resurrection, which is what has freed us from our sins.
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
It is by the power of the Holy Spirit and our knowledge of God and Jesus as our Lord and Savior that we are able to live a life of godliness.
2 Peter 1:2-3 NKJV Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue
Through the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us:
- We can face the fear of the unknown (Psalm 23:4)
- We cannot be overcome or overtaken- We are conqueror’s in Him (Romans 8:37)
- We can do anything through Him! (Philippians 4:13)
- We are strengthened. (Ephesians 3:16)
- We have great things in store for us. (Hebrews 11:39-40)
- We are blessed. (Ephesians 1:3)
- We are victorious! (1 Corinthians 15:57 & 1 John 5:4)
- We are chosen, called, and faithful (Revelation 17:14)
- No power of darkness or weapon will prevail against us (Colossians 1:13 & 1 Peter 2:9 & Isaiah 54:17)
Take time to worship God for who He is and the power we have in Him!
Thank you Lord for the sword of the spirit, your Word. Thank you for sending Your Holy Spirit to live within me. Lord, I confess there are many times I try to beat the enemies attacks in my own power, please forgive me Lord. Help me to remember we have the same power in us that raised Jesus from the grave. God, Your Word tells us that through You and in Your power we can quench the fiery darts of the enemy, we can cast down every stronghold, and bring every thought into accordance with Your Will. Lord, I am so thankful that because I have the Holy Spirit living within me- I have the power in Jesus to overcome and be victorious. Lord, remind us that when we are under attack You are in the midst and will help us have favor and will fight for us. In Jesus name I pray