Resurection Power

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)

The Holy Spirit is dwelling in our spirit. He is the one who raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus’ resurection was the greatest display of God’s power in history. It required a higher manifestation of power than any other miracle recorded in the Bible.

But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. (Luke 11:20)

It only required the “finger of God” for Jesus to cast out devils. The biggest and ugliest devil can be driven out with God’s finger power! It doesn’t take us wrestling all night with a demon for it to be cast out. We would never fear the devil if we had a revelation of who we are in Christ.

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

If we will submit to God the devil will flee from us! He is afraid of the Holy Spirit who is living inside of us and he is afraid of the Name of Jesus.

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 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: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (Ephesians 1:19-23)

Paul tells us that it was the “exceeding greatness of his power” that raised Jesus from the dead. This was a much greater demonstration of power than the finger or arm of God. The reason Jesus’ resurection required this was that when He was raised from the dead, the penalty for all sin that every person who will ever live from creation forward will commit was paid!

The Holy Spirit is the one who raised Jesus from the dead and He is the one who dwells in the spirit of every Christian. We have the mighty power of God dwelling in our spirit! So many of us do without because we have not learned how to look to Him.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)

Our mortal bodies are quickened by the Holy Spirit who dwells inside of us! The Bible also calls Him “the earnest of our inheritance” (Ephesians 1:14). An earnest is a down payment of the rest to come which is immortality for our physical redemption. We do not become immortal now but we do get a taste of our physical redemption now. The Holy Spirit will quicken our mortal bodies but we must learn to recognize His presence and to look to Him.

The Holy Spirit is all powerful and He is dwelling in our spirits! If He was able to raise Jesus from the dead then why would we hesitate to believe that He could quicken our mortal bodies with God’s healing power? Joel 3:10 tells the weak to say, “I am strong”. Most people will talk about how they feel down or weak but the Bible tells us to say “I am strong”! This does not mean that we deny how we feel but if we talk weakness we will get weaker. It is when we feel the weakest and most worn out that we should be focusing the most on the one who lives inside of our spirits.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10)

When we are weak we should be saying, “I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might”!

The Holy Spirit is eternal and all knowing! He knows everything about anything and will help us in every situation if we will just learn to recognize and look to Him.

I served for six years in the Navy working on fighter aircraft. My career field was aviation electronics but in the last year of my enlistment, the squadron moved me into the engine shop. When I reported several chiefs and the shop lead were discussing one of the planes with a factory representative. There was an issue with the engine that had kept the plane in a maintenance state where it could not be flown. The shop had spent two weeks troubleshooting the problem with no resolution in sight. I had been spending time meditating on the truths that we are discussing in this post and the Holy Spirit prompted me to ask about a certain gasket in one of the engine compartments. At the time I had never worked on the engines and knew nothing about what I was talking about so when I asked the response was not enthusiastic. I was an electronic tech and they laughed at the thought I could help but two weeks later they discovered the issue was with that exact gasket! There was no way for me to have known this but by looking to the Holy Spirit I was able to receive His guidance that would have saved two weeks of additional troubleshooting time. He knows everything about everything but we must learn to look to Him.

We are all learning and growing in our spiritual walk. He is patient and will guide us step by step if we will learn to recognize and look to Him. There will be times that we will miss it and move forward thinking it was Him. This is part of the growth process and we need to just acknowledge our mistakes and keep turning to Him.

The Holy is is also omnipotent. He was the one that moved on the face of the deep at creation (Genesis 1:2), raised Jesus from the dead, and anointed Jesus in His ministry and He is living on the inside of us! We should be overwhelming successes in everything we do and say because of the one who is living inside of us and guiding us.

We have spent time in this and the previous post in the Discovering the Holy Spirit category talking about Him being omniscient and omnipotent. We’ll close this post by looking at the final characteristic of the Holy Spirit which is His omnipresence. He dwells in our spirits but He is also everywhere and dwelling in every Christian’s spirit at the same time!

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. (Psalm 193:1-3)

God is interested in every small detail of our lives! He keeps up with things that we cannot even begin to imagine in our lives. God knows each one of us in much more detail than even we know. There are billions of people on earth and God even keeps track of the numbers of hair on each our heads!

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. (Psalm 139:4-12)

It is not possible for us to escape the Holy Spirit because He is everywhere at once. Jonah tried to run from the presence of God unsuccessfully. We cannot get away from His presence but a lot of people try. They avoid church because they do not want to be confronted about their sins. We cannot hide from Him and we cannot escape His presence.

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