What the Resurrection of Jesus Means to YOU!

by Rick

NOTE:  Spring Break was amazing.  I had a great break with my family.  I thank God for it.  Now I am ready to get back to it.  Let’s do it!

Yesterday was Easter/Resurrection Sunday.  I have taught you several messages about the importance of the Resurrection already, but I will build on what I have shared thus far.  

So what does this mean for you today?  A few things.

1.  God created humans to be just like Him in this world.

— God created man (and when I say “man,” I am referring to male and female) to be just like Him.  As God rules from the heavens, man was created to rule this world.

— Mankind was supposed to be an extension of heaven on this planet.

— Man was supposed to be a ruler over his/her environment. 

— He/she was to have dominion over the circumstances that this world presents, and not the other way around.

— God never created man to be under the powers of this world.  He created man to have power of it; dominion power. 

— God created man to be a ruler and not to be ruled.  Satan made man a slave to the things God called him to dominate.

— Satan tricked man into disobeying God.  As a result, Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden, they lost the Holy Spirit (their direct access to God and His power), and they were resigned to living their lives as mere humans.

2.  Everything Jesus did, He did for you, to restore you to the position of power He planned for you to have.

— Jesus left heaven and came to the earth FOR YOU.    He came to get you OUT OF the mess Adam got us INTO.

— Jesus died to restore you to your original position of Kingdom dominion, power, and authority!  

— God never intended for you to live without power.    Adam had power, and He lost it.    Jesus came, as the second and last Adam, to restore divine power to mankind.

— This is why people were amazed at how Jesus operated.    He was not a religious leader who was simply practicing rituals.    He came with demonstration and power.

— You are supposed to have power, so you crave it internally.  You were created to have it!

— It’s in your DNA to have power.  Jesus came to restore man to His original intent: #DominionPower

— Jesus came so you can dominate your environment and not be dominated by it.

— No one wants to live without power.  That’s why we have so many movies about witchcraft and darkness.    People want power, but true POWER is found in Jesus!

— People don’t come to church just to hear someone preach; they want POWER!

— Paul understood this.    This is why he said, “My teaching and my speaking were not with wise words that persuade people.    But the proof of my teaching was the power that the Spirit gives.  I did this so that your faith would be in God’s power, not in human wisdom. (1 Corinthians 2:4,5).  Another translation says, “demonstration and power!”

— I don’t know about you, but I have been going to church too long for it just to be about signing a few songs and hearing a good message.  If there is NO POWER to the reality of God’s Kingdom, then we are just going through the motions.  But the good news is that there IS POWER!

— When you join the Kingdom of God, you are given citizenship from another world, and you gain access to supernatural power!

— You must upgrade your expectations beyond religion.  You have to start believing God for the power Jesus died for you to operate in.

3.  Jesus died to restore the power you were supposed to walk in from the beginning.

— The Word of God is language from another world.  If you get it in your heart, the Word will teach you how to operate like you are from that world (heaven) on this world (the earth).

— Other religions are based upon disciplining the flesh and human morality.  But Jesus died so you could live beyond the flesh; so that you can live a supernatural life by the grace of God.

— Satan does not want you to learn how to live by your inner reality because once you do, your inner reality will change your external circumstances.

— If you are only religious and you don’t seek to operate in the power of God, You can be bound to the point where you find comfort in being oppressed.  You can be in church and depressed.  You can sing songs on Sunday morning and cry yourself to sleep Sunday night becuase you have religion with NO POWER!  Sadly, many Christians live this way.

— If you truly embrace the message of the Bible, it will UPGRADE your thinking and your life.  You will learn how to live like God in this world.  You won’t have to wait ’till you get to heaven.  You will experience heaven on earth.

— God had the task of upgrading the mind of the Israelites when they came out of Egypt.  They were physically delivered but still mentally bound.

— It was much easier to get the Israelites out of Egypt than it was to get Egypt out of them.

— You don’t know how bound you are until you get free.

— Many people are so conditioned to be a slave to sin and also a slave to religious activity that they don’t know what it’s like to be FREE!

— Jesus died so you could be FREE!  

— Jesus died so you could live #TheGraceLife.  You are now FREE to be the man/woman God designed you to be; by His grace and for His glory!

— Man was designed to have power over His environment.  Peter wanted to walk on water because there is a desire in all of us to do something big.

— Jesus died, and He rose from the dead to restore divine power to mankind.  Once you are Born-Again and filled with God’s Spirit, you have the power to become what you have been secretly dreaming about for years.  Please don’t allow sin or religion to keep you bound to a life Jesus died to deliver you from.  

— You are not a mere man.  Once you are Born-Again, God lives IN you.  You are walking around with God on the inside of you.  There is nothing God can’t do.  Therefore, there is nothing you can’t do!  

— All bets are off!  All limits are gone.  The same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to you.  Now go out into this day and walk in the power Jesus died to give you!  As Jesus is, so are you, in this world (1 Jn 4:17).

That’s enough for today.  I have more to say about this, so I will continue tomorrow.

Declaration of Faith:  

Father, I thank You for sending Jesus to die in my place.  Jesus paid the penalty for what Adam did in the Garden of Eden.  Sin and death no longer have any power over me.  I am in Christ, and Christ is in me.  I was born under the power of sin and the fear of death.  Thankfully, I was Born-Again.  I am born from above.  Heaven is now my home.  Heaven is now my reality.  I will die and go to heaven someday.  But for now, I focus on bringing heaven to the earth every day.  I am Your child.  I am filled with Your Spirit.  There is nothing I can’t do becuase You live IN me.  I have the grace to do everything I am called to do, and I rely on Your grace to do it.  Where my power ends, Your power kicks in.  I enter this day knowing that supernatural power is now natural to me.  I am naturally supernatural, I am an emissary of heaven on the earth, and I represent You, Father, in every meeting, conversation, and activity I engage in today.  Living this way, I know GREATER IS COMING FOR ME!  I declare this by faith.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper.

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