Pastor Segun Obadje

Resurrection Power

Romans 4:17

As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations; before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Ephesians 1:15-23

“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Eph 1:16  Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
Eph 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. ”

The Scriptures tell us that God raises the dead by giving them life. He does this by His resurrection power. Romans 4:17 calls Him the One who quickens the dead. That was the revelation that Abraham had that gave him confidence to obey God when He commanded him to go sacrifice his son Isaac, on one of the mountains of Moriah. He knew that God could raise Isaac back to life, like He did his dead body and Sarah’s dead womb when they were very old (Hebrews 11:17-19). It wasn’t so much of an issue for Abraham to obey God because he had confidence in God’s Word that says, “…in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3); and he knew that promise had to do with Isaac, not Ishmael. So he had confidence in God that God was able to raise him back to life.

Due to the fact that Abraham had once experienced God’s resurrection power in his body and Sarah’s that led to the birth of Isaac, he was convinced that God could raise the dead, no matter how dead they are. In as much as it is by the same token, the resurrection power is absolutely fit to raise any dead situation, whether it is a dead business, or a dead marriage, or a dead body, or a dead life, or a dead hope. It does not matter whatever has been dead, what the resurrection power is meant for is to raise back to life anything and everything dead. By faith in the resurrection power, you can believe in (supernatural) hope against (natural) hope. You can make progress in life against all odds. You can push down walls and break extreme records because God’s life-giving power is your generating set.

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I believe in the God that quickens the dead. I declare that His resurrection power is at work in every area of my life today. Amen.

 

Further Meditation: Acts 26:8; Hebrews 11:17-19.

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