Hear God’s Word for you in John 11:25. “I am the resurrection and the life.” And in 1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” And in Ephesians 1:18-20. “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know … his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.”
You are united with Christ in His resurrection (Rom. 6:4-5). You live in the fullness of the risen and ascended Christ every day because God raised you up with Him. It is no longer you who live but the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus is living in you (Rom. 8:11). You are hidden in God, sealed by the power of the Holy Spirit. You have been given all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6). You are blessed in your new life and all the finished work of Christ’s resurrection and ascension.
As the Holy Spirit makes these blessings active in your life, He applies to you all His power and gifts. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus, and you are raised with Him to the right hand of the Father. Be blessed to stand in Christ, having all authority to overcome the power of the evil one. You reign in life through Christ.
There is a bank account of spiritual riches in your name. But you must make a claim against it, like cashing a check on it. You can be rich and go hungry if you never write a check or access the ATM. You make a claim on the resurrection power of Jesus every time you ask His forgiveness or access His grace to go to someone and ask their forgiveness. You put in a claim on resurrection power when you are faced with something you can’t handle, and you look to God and throw yourself on His sufficiency. You make a claim on resurrection power when you feel rejected but remember that in your Father you are not rejectable, and He can never reject you. When you feel unloved and abandoned, counter that with the truth that “Nothing can separate me from my Father’s love; He cannot leave me or forsake me.” You put a claim on resurrection power when you put everything in your life under His feet and make Him your head over everything.
Jesus came to show you His Father and yours. Your Father wants to make you to be who He designed in Jesus. Be blessed to understand your true position in Christ. Receive it and chose to live in it. The Spirit of Christ Jesus is present every day in you so that you can live always from your spirit.
Be blessed in the name of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:2 NKJV).
© Sylvia Gunter 2008 Based on You Are Blessed In The Name Of God, page 127,
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