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The Power Of Christ's Ressurection.

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Philippians 3:10 "that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death" (ESV)

Philippians 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" (KJV)

Many folk, I suspect, have prayed or thought about having the "power of Christ's resurrection". Early in my call of the Christ of God, to go to Bible College and train to be a preacher of the Gospel of Christ Jesus and to be a Pastor of His Churches, I came across this verse of Scripture. I knew that I needed the power of Christ's resurrection, even though it meant that I would suffer for His Name sake.

One of my favorite theologians is Kenneth Wuest....Wuest was a professor[1] of New Testament Greek at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and published over a dozen books on the New Testament. Wuest is often cited[2] as an influential Evangelical and Dispensationalist scholar. (Wikipedia)

Kenneth Wuest's Greek interpretation of Ephesians 1:19, 20 brings out, in my opinion, a dynamic explanation of these verses...Ephesians 1:19 "And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
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." (KJV)

"What is the superabounding greatness of His inherent power to us who are believing ones as measured by the operative energy of the manifested strength of His might, which might was operative in the Christ when He (the Father) raised Him (Christ) from among the dead and seated Him at His right Hand in the Heavenly places." Dr. Wuest.

I really like how Dr. Wuest interprets "superabounding greatness of His inherent power to us". Man O man, that's more power than the electric grid has. I'm sure that that power was used by Jesus as He healed the sick and cast out devils. That kind of power is more than a match for the kingdom of darkness. Did you see this? This power is available to US who are "believing ones" Where is our faith? The power is in JESUS NAME.

This kind of resurrection power comes at a cost. Are we willing to share in Christ's sufferings? That's a big question. Well, I saw the resurrection power of Christ working thru me in all four Churches that I was their Pastor. God was very kind to me and He saved many souls in each Church and each Church grew supernaturally. O Praise our matchless Savior.

Yep, I had resurrection power all right, and lots of suffering to boot. Some of the suffering was linked to Christ's suffering like the opposition by some in each Church who were faking Christianity. Other suffering was, I'm sure, because of my own stupid decisions.

Now, want to know how to tap into this great resurrection power? Here's the Biblical answer....Colossians 3:1 "If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
3:3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."

Verse 1 is you, right? It says, seek the things (resurrection power) above where Christ is seated. So, turn to Jesus, and ask Him for that power to work in your calling, whatever that is.
 
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Philippians 3:10 "that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death" (ESV)

Philippians 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" (KJV)

Many folk, I suspect, have prayed or thought about having the "power of Christ's resurrection". Early in my call of the Christ of God, to go to Bible College and train to be a preacher of the Gospel of Christ Jesus and to be a Pastor of His Churches, I came across this verse of Scripture. I knew that I needed the power of Christ's resurrection, even though it meant that I would suffer for His Name sake.

One of my favorite theologians is Kenneth Wuest....Wuest was a professor[1] of New Testament Greek at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and published over a dozen books on the New Testament. Wuest is often cited[2] as an influential Evangelical and Dispensationalist scholar. (Wikipedia)

Kenneth Wuest's Greek interpretation of Ephesians 1:19, 20 brings out, in my opinion, a dynamic explanation of these verses...Ephesians 1:19 "And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
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." (KJV)

"What is the superabounding greatness of His inherent power to us who are believing ones as measured by the operative energy of the manifested strength of His might, which might was operative in the Christ when He (the Father) raised Him (Christ) from among the dead and seated Him at His right Hand in the Heavenly places." Dr. Wuest.

I really like how Dr. Wuest interprets "superabounding greatness of His inherent power to us". Man O man, that's more power than the electric grid has. I'm sure that that power was used by Jesus as He healed the sick and cast out devils. That kind of power is more than a match for the kingdom of darkness. Did you see this? This power is available to US who are "believing ones" Where is our faith? The power is in JESUS NAME.

This kind of resurrection power comes at a cost. Are we willing to share in Christ's sufferings? That's a big question. Well, I saw the resurrection power of Christ working thru me in all four Churches that I was their Pastor. God was very kind to me and He saved many souls in each Church and each Church grew supernaturally. O Praise our matchless Savior.

Yep, I had resurrection power all right, and lots of suffering to boot. Some of the suffering was linked to Christ's suffering like the opposition by some in each Church who were faking Christianity. Other suffering was, I'm sure, because of my own stupid decisions.

Now, want to know how to tap into this great resurrection power? Here's the Biblical answer....Colossians 3:1 "If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
3:3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."

Verse 1 is you, right? It says, seek the things (resurrection power) above where Christ is seated. So, turn to Jesus, and ask Him for that power to work in your calling, whatever that is.
Brother you missed the most important verse in this. Verse four tells us that if you we know, and believe we have been risen with Christ, and are seeking those things above, and if we set our heart, and mind on the things above, verse four tells us what will happen.

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Col 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

This not talking about the rapture, or the second coming of Jesus, it is talking about our prayer life that we can experience any time we want.
 
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Brother you missed the most important verse in this. Verse four tells us that if you we know, and believe we have been risen with Christ, and are seeking those things above, and if we set our heart, and mind on the things above, verse four tells us what will happen.

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Col 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

This not talking about the rapture, or the second coming of Jesus, it is talking about our prayer life that we can experience any time we want.
Thank you my Brother and friend. I sometimes leave out texts so that alert folk like yourself can join in on the thread. You reply is excellent and I thank you for participating. I find it interesting that you don't think verse 4 is speaking about Christ's second coming, hmmm.
 
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Thank you my Brother and friend. I sometimes leave out texts so that alert folk like yourself can join in on the thread. You reply is excellent and I thank you for participating. I find it interesting that you don't think verse 4 is speaking about Christ's second coming, hmmm.
When scripture tells us to come boldly to the throne room of grace, we can not get there using our two feet, as it is not of this world.
What Paul is describing in Col is how we can get there. Jesus demonstrates this clearly on the Mount of transfiguration where he "appeared in Glory" with Moses, and Elijah along with Peter, James. and John. :smile:
 
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When scripture tells us to come boldly to the throne room of grace, we can not get there using our two feet, as it is not of this world.
What Paul is describing in Col is how we can get there. Jesus demonstrates this clearly on the Mount of transfiguration where he "appeared in Glory" with Moses, and Elijah along with Peter, James. and John. :smile:
Thank you again my Brother. I see where your thinking is now. Very perspective on your part. I'm honored to call you friend.
 

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