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4-23-2017 “4-2-2017 “THE CORNERSTONE OF CHRISTIANITY : THE AUTHORITY OF THE RESURRECTION TODAY!” part 2, John 10:17-18

Today Bro. Leo continues his series “THE CORNERSTONE OF CHRISTIANITY” with a Bible study “THE AUTHORITY OF THE RESURRECTION TODAY” part 2.

Review of the Greek words “exousia” and “dunamis” that are translated “power” in the New Testament, from last weeks study.

1) “exousia”= to have authority over something or someone, to have the right to do something, and to have the power to do it.  The right and the authority to do a certain action. (John 10:18)

2) “dunamis”= all mighty divine supernatural power, energy and action.  An action of God.  (Rom. 1:20, Luke 24:49)

Every born again Christian has “dunamis” and “exousia” living in them and this  “dunamis”/”exousia” is the Power of the Resurrection/Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9-11, 15-16).

The Power of the Resurrection gives us authority and victory over anything that comes against us (1Cor. 15:24).  Notice that “exousia” and “dunamis” are both used in 1Cor. 15:24.

Jesus did not sacrifice Himself for us for the sole purpose of our salvation, He also sacrificed Himself so we believers can have victory over every stronghold that comes against us in our daily life (John 10:10).   He accomplishes this by indwelling us with “dunamis”/”exousia”, the Power of the Resurrection, His Holy Spirit.  The word “life” in John 10:10 is translated from the Greek word “zōē” which means blessed life.

Every born again Christian is equipped to have victory in every aspect of our lives, we just have to choose to believe it, choose to pursue it,  choose to experience it and not settle for anything less.  God is not our co-pilot, He is our pilot and He wants to free us from everything that is binding us.  All we need to do in order to be freed is ask God to reveal to us what exactly is binding us and then ask Him to free us, from what ever it is, with His “dunamis”/”exousia”, the Power of the Resurrection, His Holy Spirit.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Joh 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse

Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11 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.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God

1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Joh 11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
Joh 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Joh 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

 

 

 

4-16-2017 “4-2-2017 “THE CORNERSTONE OF CHRISTIANITY : THE AUTHORITY OF THE RESURRECTION TODAY!” John 10:17-18

Today Bro. Leo continues his series “THE CORNERSTONE OF CHRISTIANITY” with a Bible study “THE AUTHORITY OF THE RESURRECTION TODAY”.

Christianity is not about religion or being a Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic or any other name on a building.  Christianity is about a personal, dynamic, real, intimate relationship with the Spirit of Jesus Christ.  Christianity is about a movement.   “Spirit” is translated from the Greek word “pneuma” and it means breath, wind any kind of wind that is in motion.

In the New Testament the word “power” is translated from two Greek words.
1) dunamis= energizing power that moves within us, it convicts us, comforts us, guides our minds, speaks to our hearts and minds.  It is a real entity that enters your heart and soul, unites with our spirit at the moment we are saved (Rom.8:14-15).
2) exousia= to have authority over something or someone.  Jesus has “exousia” over death (John 10:18, Acts 2:23-24).  Jesus died the death of every sinner that has ever been born into humanity for all time.  Jesus carried the cause of all our deaths on His body.  He faced the death, the judgement, the wrath of God for all of humanity and was laid with that weight, that burden on His body and upon His being in that tomb.  All this was cast off by the Resurrection Power of Jesus Christ.  How powerful is the Spirit of the Resurrection Power?

At the moment of our salvation we receive the Spirit of the Resurrection Power (Rom. 8:9).  If you do not have the Spirit of the Resurrection Power in you you are not a Christian (Rom. 8:9).

Death is our greatest, most powerful enemy and the Spirit of the Resurrection Power has defeated death (1Cor.15:26).  With that same Spirit we also have the ability to defeat any stronghold and fears in our daily life (Heb. 2:14-15, 1Cor.15:24, 54-57).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Luk 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
Luk 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
Luk 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
Luk 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
Luk 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Luk 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Luk 24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
Luk 24:8 And they remembered his words

Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Joh 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Act 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Act 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11 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.

Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1Co 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

4-2-2017 “THE CORNERSTONE OF CHRISTIANITY : THE RESURRECTION POWER OF GOD!” Eph. 1:19-23

Today Bro. Leo continues his series “THE CORNERSTONE OF CHRISTIANITY” with a Bible study “The Resurrection Power of God !”, it’s power available to us today and everyday.

The resurrection power of God is what brought Jesus from death to life (Col. 2:12).  Jesus has the resurrection power of God (Rom. 1:4).  The resurrection power of God has the ability to raise death to life and raise death to life while every demon and Satan was trying to hold Jesus in a state of death (Col.2:15,  Eph.1:21).

The resurrection power of God is available to everybody who believes in the resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit is the resurrection power of God! (Luke 24:49, Rom.8:14-15, 10-11).   The resurrection power of God is with us every day and we should desire and seek to be filled with it daily to overcome our every situation of our life (Phil. 3:9-10,  Eph. 1:19).

Impart, indwell, empower, experience; God imparts His resurrection power to us when we believe by indwelling us with His resurrection power, empower us with His wisdom and strength, experience the resurrection power of God daily.  All true Christians have the resurrection power of God imparted to and indwelling them, but most are never empowered by or experience His resurrection power in their daily lives because God can not empower us to do our will and we are not willing to give up our self desires and seek His will.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Rom 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Rom 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

Act 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Act 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Act 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Luk 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luk 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11 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.

Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Php 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places
Eph 1:21 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:
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.