In the gospel according to St. John chapter 11, a family very close to our Lord Jesus Christ had lost their beloved brother – Lazarus – to death. By the time Christ arrived at the scene, it was already four days that the man had died. As expected, Lazarus’ relatives had already lost all hope and had buried their brother. Jesus however had the intention to raise the dead man, though the people did not believe it could be done. He said to them in Jn. 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life; He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” As the Resurrection Himself showed up, He brought Lazarus back to life from death (John 11:43-44). I write today in order to assure you that ‘when the power of resurrection (JESUS) shows up, your life will experience outstanding turn around and miracles.
It is true that Jesus is alive and many believers know this, yet they remain in situations that make them weep, afraid and void of the power of the Holy Spirit. Many have forgotten the calling of God on their lives and are experiencing Satanic reign and oppression continuously, but I say to you that when Jesus shows up, all those troubles will be removed. Your prayer should be that the Resurrection Himself will show up in your life today.
The disciples too were experiencing these troubles after Jesus had risen and left them, but when He, the Resurrection and Life showed up again in their midst, their situation charged. The power of Resurrection will show up in your life today in Jesus name.
When this power of resurrection shows up in your life:
• Weeping shall be stopped – Jn. 20: 11-18
• Fear will be removed and replaced with peace – Jn. 20:19, & 2 I
• Joy will be restored – Jn. 20:20
• One would experience authentic commissioning – Jn. 20:21
• One would receive the breadth of the Holy Spirit – Jn. 20:22
For the benefit of all, Jesus did not only show up in the lives of the living, He also showed up to the spirits and the dead, because He is still going to judge the living and the dead; there would be no excuse for anyone not to accept Him as their Lord and Savior – 1 Pet.3:18-20 & 1 Pet 4:1-6.
The power of resurrection showed up in the sea, the fish vomited Jonah – as God gave him a second chance to do His will – Jonah 2: 10. May He show up in your life, family, situation and church today to give you the second chance that will deliver you into the fulfilment of God’s will. May the power of resurrection bring you out of every fish that has swallowed you. God has made you to be a person of destiny and fulfilment; nothing will ever keep you bound again. The Resurrection and Life will show up for you.