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.