Dream word – RESURRECTION
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.” Amen. NIV
Bringing back folks from the dead
The chief end of man is indeed the glory of God. However, if I were to sum up the expressed glory of God in creation, that aspect of glory which reveals His heart, His desire, His ultimate plan, power and purpose, then it would be this, it would be resurrection! I would say that the stripped down core of Christianity is indeed, most expressed in the action of resurrection.
Yes, resurrection is not just theological theory, no, this is what Christianity is all about! This is at the heart of it all! Redemptive transformation through resurrection. In terms of this body, the curse which came upon us all at Adam’s fall, daily works itself out in an unremitting wear and tear kind of wearing out, resulting at last, in ultimate breakdown of the body, the end of which is the separation of soul and spirit from what is left of this over ripe, rotten and wrinkly, burnt out now old shrunken hulk. The best of glory is never found in stinking rotten fruit! Hence the absolute necessity of the resurrection of the ever fresh!
Redemptive transformation through resurrection is God’s design plan to produce beautifully perfected, smooth and majestically proportioned creatures, which would reveal His heart, His desire, His ultimate plan, power and purpose! Our redemptive captain in all of this, our forerunner, our great first sent one, the second and last Adam to the fight, our Apostle in resurrection, is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, who, by the shedding of His own infinite and eternal most innocent blood on behalf of all those cursed in the first Adam, was brought back from the dead by the power of the Father. Our Father God, by this same power, through the shed blood of Jesus His son and our Saviour, is bringing, and will bring us back from the dead along with Him. This offer of resurrected eternal life is a one time deal folks and only offered this side of the grave, so come and get it whilst it’s hot!
I am often asked “What do you do?” My response is almost always “Oh, I am a Spiritual entrepreneur.” The quizzical reply is usually, “Really? How fascinating and what does that entail?”
“Oh,” I reply in explanation, “It’s a family business really and I suppose it’s all about renewal you know? But really I suppose, I’m just helping my Dad bring back people from the dead.”
Christian, do not underestimate the great work which God has called you to. In all your service and in all your prayers especially, remember that it is a resurrection ministry that you are part and partner of.
Listen: “And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise.’ So he who was dead, sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, ‘A great prophet has risen up among us;’ and, ‘God has visited His people.’” - Luke 7:12-17 NKJV.
Pray: Lord, may all my prayers be flavoured and touched with resurrection purpose and resurrection power. Help me O Lord, to walk tall and true in this great ministry, which You have called me to. Amen!
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