Friday, August 29, 2014

Resurrection Power

In the school of the spirit we experience resurrection power through the dividing of the soul and the spirit, through the pressure of circumstances in our life. Whatever is natural (born of the flesh) cannot be resurrected after passing through death. But that which belongs to God will live after going through this process. Many do not know what belongs to self (soul) and what belongs to God (Spirit), what belongs to the natural (our strength) and what belongs to Christ (His Strength)  what is old (our ways) and what is new (His Ways) what is natural (our thoughts) and what is supernatural (His Thoughts). When we make Him Lord, He will become active in our life circumstance. Along with great provision comes many fiery trials. To fully benefit from this process we must see everything in our lives as coming through Gods hands or by His permission. God allows death (to self) to come upon us to let us know what can pass through death (His Life) and what can not go through death (Our Life). And thus we will know Him in the power of His resurrection. God allows and orders many circumstances in our lives to reveal the condition of our heart before Him so that whatever we consider ourselves as able to do, to endure and to resist must all come to naught. We are pressed to such a degree that we can only say, “O God, I cannot endure any more. My strength has been exhausted. Please manifest Your power.” God will let you be so pressed as to draw out His own power. And at that point, pressure not only becomes your power of prayer but it also releases and demonstrates the Life of Christ that is within. Our Lord Jesus spoke of this, “Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit” (John 12.24). It is my prayer that you and I may know Christ and the power of His Resurrection Life  more deeply day by day.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, andis a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.