I’ve been learning a lot lately about how “… if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” Matthew 8:11
It’s really gotten me thinking… there are so many scriptures that explain how we are to believe wholeheartedly that we serve a risen Savior… a GOOD and loving Father who loves to give good things to His children: “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,” Ephesians 3:20
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.” 1 Corinthians 6:14
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19
“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,” Ephesians 1:19
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Jesus died, and no one around him acted as though we was going to raise from the dead… even though he said he would. The women who went to embalm him after the Sabbath was over were told, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5
If Jesus really raised up from the grave, and that SAME power really resides in us via the Holy Spirit… and we don’t believe he wants to use that power in us… are we telling God we really don’t believe in Him?
Deep down… do we REALLY believe that “Our God’s Not Dead”?
…Or have we re-crucified him by not believing He is really powerful?
What do you have going on today that you need an all-consuming fire, a RISEN God, a roaring Lion to help you with?