1 Corinthians 15:20-22
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
“Alive” is the Greek word zōopoieō (G2227) and it means:
“to cause to live; by spiritual power to arouse and invigorate; to give increase of life; or of seeds quickened into life, i.e. germinating, springing up, growing.”
First, God wants you occupying until He comes.
Second, the Word says you’ve got the power.
1. Matthew 10:2
“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”
2. 1 Corinthians 2:5
“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
3. Ephesians 3:20
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
It’s shouting time! The same Resurrection Power that raised Jesus from the dead. . .is alive and flowing in and through you.
4. Romans 8:11 NIRV
“The Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. So the God who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your bodies, which are going to die. He will do this by the power of his Spirit, who lives in you.”
5. Isaiah 40:29 NLT
“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”
6. 2 Corinthians 10:7 TLB
“The trouble with you is that you look at me and I seem weak and powerless, but you don’t look beneath the surface. Yet if anyone can claim the power and authority of Christ, I certainly can.”
Third, your faith. . .will increase your expectation.
Romans 1:17 AMP
“For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.”
Deuteronomy 4:4 NLT
“But all of you who were faithful to the Lord your God are still alive today—every one of you.”
Psalm 5:3 NLT
“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”
Fourth, invigorate yourself and your future.
Colossians 1:11 AMP
“[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy.”
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 MSG
“So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter. May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.”
Fifth, increase enriches, enhances and extends your life.
“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.”
“The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.”
Isaiah 40:29 AMP
“He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].”
Sixth, the seed you sow today. . .will bring you a harvest tomorrow.
2 Samuel 24:25
“And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.”
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Luke 6:38 NLT
“If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving--large or small--it will be used to measure what is given back to you."
Seventh, germinating, springing up, growing. . .God’s plan for your life.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Seventh, seven more reasons God wants you alive and flowing in Resurrection Power.
1. Winning the lost.
Acts 1:8 AMP
“But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.”
2. Funding the gospel and the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:19-20 AMP
“Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”
Romans 10:15 AMP
“And how can men [be expected to] preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings! [How welcome is the coming of those who preach the good news of His good things!]”
3. Caring and providing for the widows and orphans.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
4. Giving generously to others so they will praise God for His provision.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 AMP
“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.”
5. Occupying anything other than the couch until He returns.
1 Corinthians 4:2 AMP
“Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust].”
Ephesians 5:16 AMP
“Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil”.
6. Being successful in whatever your hands find to do.
Joshua 1:8 NLT
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
I John 3:18-19
“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.”
7. Maximizing the power to get wealth that God gave to you.
Luke 19:13 CEV
“But before leaving, he called in ten servants and gave each of them some money. He told them, "Use this to earn more money until I get back."BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS