(April 23, 2019) Mike Shreve encourages us believe we are more than conquerors because of Jesus’ resurrection.
It matters little if you have had great failures or problems in your life! You are an heir of resurrection life – and that means coming back from the dead.
You may have gone through tough times spiritually, to the point where you almost felt dead mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. But remember the bold statement Jesus made at the gravesite of Lazarus: ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live’ (John 11:25).
So, dare to believe! No matter what you have been through, reflect on what we’ve just celebrated over Easter and dare to say, ‘I believe…
- In the cross;
- In the blood;
- The price that was paid;
- That the stone rolled away by the power of God;
- That Jesus arose victorious;
- That he conquered death – and because he did…
- I can be “more than a conqueror” by claiming the present-tense benefits of the One who arose victoriously for me.’
Grasp these present-day benefits of Jesus’ resurrection
Most believers view the resurrection of the Lord Jesus either through a historical or a prophetical lens!
They tend to look backward to Jesus’ victory over the grave or look forward to the resurrection of believers at the conclusion of this age.
But seldom do believers grasp present tense benefits that have come to us as a result of this spiritual conquest… here are some powerful ones: (more…)