Sunday, April 24, 2011



Verse for Today: Sunday, April 24, 2011
Philippians 3:10 - I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death.

It is one thing to positionally receive the blessings through the resurrection of Jesus, but a much greater thing to experience its power in our practical living. When we are suppressed and oppressed by the world with its evil forces, we come out of it in daily living through the power of the resurrection of Jesus by exercising our faith in the resurrected Lord. Mary Magdalene was so depressed at the departure of the Lord. She was willing to satisfy herself with the body of the crucified Christ, but when she was touched by the power of the resurrected Lord, she was filled with joy and hope in life. She became the first ambassador of Christ to convey the news that Jesus was alive. Thereafter Mary lived because of the knowledge that Jesus is alive and is with her and with all other believers. When John was in the Isle of Patmos, he experienced the touch of the power of the resurrection of Jesus which helped him to fill his heart with the vision of the resurrected Christ. The Lord's touch helped John to win over the loneliness of Patmos. The resurrected Christ met with Saul of Tarsus who was a lion devouring the followers of Christ, but made him Paul, a little lamb for God. He received personal appearance of the resurrected Lord to strengthen him in times of weakness and distress and showed Paul the way forward. The resurrected Christ gave personal appearance to more than 500 people who used the power of the resurrected Christ to turn the world upside down. They lighted millions of lives throughout the last twenty centuries. This power is available for us today to lighten and brighten our lives in times of darkness and weakness.

Dear reader, you and I live in the darkest of times in the history of the world. The lord of this world has blinded the eyes of the world so that it cannot see the Light of the Life who was once dead, but is alive forever. He is able to brighten all our paths no matter how dark they are. If we have lost the way and do not know where to turn to, He is our way. He will lead us daily in His truth. He will show us His will in His light and walk with us as we go on His ways. If we crave for love, He will pour abundance of His love in our hearts. If we are hungry and thirsty in our souls, He will fill us to overflowing with Him, the water and bread of life. if we are friendless, He will prove to us that in Him we have the best friend any body could ever get. When we cry, He will wipe our tears and give us the strength to rejoice in Him and in all that He has in store for us for daily victorious living. He will hold our hands to walk forward in the dark valleys of our life. He will meet all our emotional, physical and spiritual needs with Himself because in Him we have all that we ever want and need. His resurrection power has made us seated in heavenly places even though we live on earth. Even though this power is in us positionally, we need to desire it practically in our lives and seek to be filled with His Spirit so that the power of resurrection of Jesus becomes evident for us to hold on to. So dear reader, no matter what your situations are today, there is power available for you from the Lord to live victoriously. He will equip you to face all the challenges of life with the power of His resurrection.

Revelation 1:17 - ....And He placed His right hand on me, saying "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead and behold I am alive..."

Thought for Today
The power of the resurrection of Christ is able to take us through the greatest trials of life and bring us out victoriously.

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