The Prophet Speaks
By: Pastor Milton Coats
Romans 8:11 says “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”.
What is resurrection power? Resurrection power is power that is realized after someone has died, been raised from the dead, never to die again! There were three in the Old Testament, three in the Gospels and two in the book of Acts. These all died again. Jesus is the only individual to date to have died, been raided from the dead and has never died again! Jesus said in Revelation 1:18 “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death”.
The day Jesus was crucified, Joseph of Arimathaea went to pilate and asked for His body. With the help of Nicodemus, they hastily prepared His body for burial. They placed his body inside a new sepulcher, wherein a man never lay, and rolled a great stone to the door. Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the Mother of Jesus took notice where he was laid. And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and certain other women come to give further attention to the body of Jesus. It was early in the morning on the first day of the week. As they journeyed to the burial site, they discussed among themselves who would roll away the stone from the entrance. But when they looked, it was already rolled away! When they entered, they encountered a young man (an angel) clothed in a long white garment. He told them to not be afraid, Jesus of Nazareth who they were seeking was not there, but is risen!
Jesus is risen! Never to die again!! God the Father raised up Jesus by his Holy Spirit from the dead. The same Holy Spirit that God raised from the dead with dwells in us. And God makes our mortal bodies alive by the same Holy Spirit! Praise the Lord!
Jesus declares in Matthew 28:18b after being raised from the dead “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth”. All power! Resurrection power!
Jesus didn’t take that power back to heaven with him. He delegated it to the church. And he says to the church “Go ye Therefore…”!