Prayer Teaching 03-31-2013

He Is Risen!

March 31 is Easter Sunday.  HE IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!

My prayer for you today is that the resurrection power of God will raise you from the dead situations in which life has you bound.  This can be your prayer as well.  We are going to talk about resurrection power today and this week, an appropriate day to do so.

Jesus rose from the dead so that we could be free as we walk on this earth, walking with healthy bodies (even though satan sends sickness our way); living in prosperity (even though satan sends lack our way); living in the fullness of the Lord’s provision of life and peace and joy (even though earthly circumstances try to pull us down).  Our Lord’s greatest joy is to see His children walking in the whole, complete, sound life He purchased for them.

In Romans 8:11 we read that the same Holy Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in us and quickens or makes alive or gives life to our mortal bodies (our bodies here on this earth).  I love this verse.  It is my promise that while I am here on this earth carrying out my assignment, the Holy Spirit will be giving life to my body.  He is breathing His life into every cell of my body 24/7.  I receive that life 24/7.  My cells are receptors of the life and light and love of God.  They love to give Him pleasure by being living, vibrant cells.  All other cells have to leave my body.  They are not welcome.  That is resurrection power.

Let’s look at a very powerful set of verses in Ephesians 1:17-23, 2:1-10.  Now this is a powerful prayer you can pray every day.  In fact, I and many others do just that.

I pray to the God of my Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant me a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, by having the eyes of my heart or understanding flooded with light so that I can know and understand the hope to which He has called me and how rich is my glorious inheritance and what is the immeasurable and unlimited greatness of His power (THIS IS RESURRECTION POWER!) in and for me who believes, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and dominion and every name that is named not only in this age and world but in the one to come.  He has put all things under the feet of Jesus Christ, made Him the supreme Head.  We are His body (PART OF HIS RESURRECTED BODY) the fullness of Him Who fills all in all and in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete and fills everything everywhere with Himself.

In order to satisfy His great and wonderful and intense love, God has raised us up together with Jesus, made us sit down together with Him, and made us alive in Jesus so that He could demonstrate His kindness and goodness and the riches of His grace.  Because of His grace, we are His workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined or planned beforehand for us, taking paths which he prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live.

Wow!  Jesus came that we may have and enjoy life, have it in abundance, to the full, until it overflows (John 10:10b).  If your life is not at this place, start speaking it into existence.  It is yours for the asking.  This life of Jesus’ fullness is only a prayer away from the heartbeat of God.  His heart beats with the joy of watching His children become the recipients of all that He has provided for them.

Ephesians 1:3,6; 2 Peter 1:3

You who are accepted in the Beloved, you are blessed by God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, for His divine power (His resurrection power demonstrated in us) has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness.