The Resurrection of Jesus
The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event of the Christian faith. When Christ came here on earth, His primary purpose was to die for our sins so that one day we will have eternal life. Our sins separate us from God, but through Jesus’ resurrection, we are justified before God. Justification means “to put right with”. Therefore Christ’s resurrection has put us right before God.
Jesus Christ conquered death and hell, giving us hope that one day we would rise with him in glory. This gives us a glimpse of God’s great love for humanity. He loved us so much that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
All believers have the benefits of the resurrected power of Christ.
Here are 5 benefits of Christ resurrected power:
The Word of Jesus
The Power of Jesus
The Name of Jesus
The Blood of Jesus
The Intercession of Jesus
The benefits of the Word of Jesus
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 KJV. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 KJV
The word of God offers us wisdom and sound counsel. It builds our faith in God and helps us to live righteous and sanctified lives before God. That’s why it’s important that we discipline ourselves to meditate on God’s word morning and night and apply it to our lives.
The word gives us the keys to the kingdom of God, which are the principles found in the bible to help us live as believers and fulfill our purpose here on earth. When we take the word and apply it to our lives it helps us to have good success. Joshua 1:8
The benefits of the power of Jesus
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8 kJVHeal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8 KJV
Through Jesus’ resurrection, we have the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He must go, but he would send the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us into all truth. Whatever he hears, He shall speak and show you of things to come. The Holy Spirit helps us develop a Christ-like character through the fruits of the spirit which are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.
Jesus said to go into the world and heal the sick, cleanse lepers, raise the dead and cast out devils. We can only do this through the power of the Holy spirit operating in us.
He gives us gifts to help us be effective ministers of the gospel. e.g. Speaking in tongues, discernment, healing and miracles to name a few.
The benefits of the name of Jesus
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. John 16:23. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11
The name of Jesus comes with power and authority. As believers, we must use His name. For in everything we say and do, it’s all done in his name.
In Jesus’ name:
We approach the Father in prayer.
We receive salvation,
Demons are cast out,
And the devils are powerless.
The benefits of the blood of Jesus
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11 KJV
In the old testament when someone brought a lamb as their sin offering, they brought a female without defect. They laid their hand on its head and slaughter it for a sin offering at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. Then the priest would take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
In this way the priest would make an atonement for the sins they had committed, and they would be forgiven. Leviticus 4:32-35 KJV
Jesus made an atonement for us, He was our sacrificial lamb of God. The precious blood of Jesus paid the ultimate price to wash away our sins. The blood of Jesus is powerful. It cleanses us from sin, helps us overcome the enemy and helps us gain favor with God.
The benefits of the intercession of Jesus
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Romans 8:34. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 KJV
Jesus stands as our advocate. He is in heaven interceding for us while satan is making accusations against us. For we have a high priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses because He too was tempted as we are, while He was here on earth.
Jesus’s death on the cross paid for our sin in full. Therefore, we can stand before God blameless as we boldly approach his throne. Jesus made the great exchange for us. He took our sins that we may take on His righteousness.
Let us take some time and reflect on what God has done for us. Jesus paid the ultimate price for us and today He is still in heaven advocating for us. May we continue daily to live in the resurrected power of God.