The Power Of The Resurrection
“… And how great his power for us who believe, according to his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heaven …” (Ephesians 1 :19-20)
The real experience of the Christian church throughout the 19th century echoed the belief that Jesus was resurrected. The evidence is clear. The tomb is empty, and no one can find his body. More than a month later, the students continue to meet the living Jesus.
Hallucinations are not going to happen this way! None of all this evidence to mean something, unless Christ is risen. So for the disciples, the risen Christ is not imaginary.They tirelessly proclaim his resurrection in the face of humiliation, torture and even death.
Once the importance of the resurrection of Jesus, so that the early church as the center makes Easter Christian celebrations. Even before the year 313, the Church knows only one Christian celebration, which is Easter. After 313 years, the Church recognize Christmas. In development time, Christmas celebrations became more and more lively, trend lasting until now.
Still relevant are we Speaking about Easter? What is the impact for our lives? Easter has been the triumph of Jesus Christ to the power of Death. But on the other hand, Easter reminds us that God’s power would also really powerful. Power not only been demonstrated at the time of the Resurrection, but also the power that should be experienced by everyone who believes in their lives.
Shall believers enjoy a victorious life in God? Especially in today’s world, that confront believers with challenges and trials, an increasingly diverse. Thus, in these days of growing crooked, not the least of the Believer, the Church, Servant of the Lord, even the pastor who already know, follow and serve Jesus, fall into various sins and uncleanness of life. Are there still hope to come back and win? Easter events remind us again, will the God-given power of God in the lives of believers.
Word of God, quoted above, is part of the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians readers. In the prayers of the prison. In the book of Ephesians 1:15-23
“Therefore, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I did not stop to give thanks for you. And I always remember you in my prayers, and ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, that he may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to know him properly.
And that he might make the eyes of your heart light, so that you understand what is contained in the hope of His calling: the riches of the glory of His parts are specified for the saints, and the vastness of his power for us who believe, according to the mighty power His, which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heaven, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in the world to come.
And He put all things under the feet of His Christ, and He has given to the church as head over all that exists. The church which is His body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
We often find the blessings that Paul wanted to be enjoyed by believers. In his prayers, Paul did not ask for things that are material. The emphasis is on the spiritual vision and the nature of true believers. Paul did not ask God to give them what they do not have, but rather pray that God will reveal to the believer, what they already have.
Power, can be seen in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, people measure the power of God through His creation (Isaiah 40:12-28) or through miracles when the Israelites out of Egypt (Jeremiah 16:14). But now we measure the power of God through the miracle of the resurrection of Christ. Not only the miracle of the resurrection, because Christ also ascended into heaven, and sat down on the right hand of God exalted Father. He is not only our Savior, He is also the ruler (Acts 2:25-36).
There is no authority or power, human or spirit, which is greater than Jesus Christ, Son of God, the exalted. He is highly exalted “above all gods” and no enemy can defeat him, because he has glorified “above all gods.”
Notice how Paul describes the power of God the Great, through the use of words of similar meaning Greek: dunamis, energia, ischus, and kratos. These four words are used together to describe the greatness of God’s Supernatural Power, owned and available in believers. The power is what Paul missed, realized and experienced by every believer.
We realize that the power of God the Most Great, is for us who believe? The power was not a fantasy, not a dream, but the reality is expressed in the lives of believers. Through obedience to the will of God, believers enjoy the great power of God. As believers, we often experience a “failure” in life when walking with the Lord.
The problem is not the God that is not true, but people often do not obey. A written quote Warren W. Wiersbe: “The lack of energy or power that today is not the greatest place in the generators we or our gas tanks, but in our personal lives.
Is Paul’s prayers will be answered in our lives? ”
As we celebrate Easter, let us pray that the Gospel continues to be preached at various places. We missed a lot of people who do not believe in having power of the Resurrection of Christ in their lives. And for everyone who believes, let the Easter moment again reminded, that the great power of God, still works in every believer.
Authorization was given by God in and through obedience any children. The power that brings us into the life of victory over sin. Let us pray, like the longings Apostle Paul in Ephesians 1:18-19: “And that He might make the eyes of your heart light, that you may know the hope is embodied in His call: …. how great his power for us who believe, according to the strength of His power “.