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The Power of God’s Promises

April 6, 2015

empty tombThe resurrection is vital to the fulfillment of all God’s promises. The resurrection is the ultimate display of God’s power. The resurrection is the powerful declaration by God that Jesus is God the Son and His promised Messiah. In the resurrection is displayed the powerful working of God that gives the believer a new life. The resurrection is the Divine conquest of sin and its consequences. The resurrection is a core truth that must be believed for salvation and is the powerful certification by God of the certainty of salvation. Without the resurrection there is no salvation, no faith, no Savior and no eternal life. Christian’s commemorate the resurrection every single Sunday by gathering together in fellowship and study. Easter Sunday is the annual remembrance of the power of God that seals our salvation, but it is joined with 51 other remembrances of the power of God that brings our salvation. The power that transforms the heart, removes the mountain of sin and strengthens the believer each day is the power of God. The definitive working of this power is the resurrection.

All the sweeping promises from Jesus about God’s powerful answers to prayer come at the end of His ministry. His words are promises to prepare His disciples for the work before them. John 15 indicates power in prayer is a direct result of Jesus going to the Father and sending the Holy Spirit. Answers to prayer are received through the powerful working of Jesus administered through the interceding Spirit to accomplish the eternal plan of God. Prayer that Jesus answers is prayer that is in full agreement with Jesus’ person, character, plan and purpose. Prayer that Jesus answers is that which is in full concord with His regal intentions. When our prayer is in harmony with the holy will of Jesus, nothing will hinder the accomplishment of our desires. When the believer’s prayer is in concord with Jesus’ character, plan and purpose, He will do that which is requested, “That the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

The power of God is never put to spectacular but pointless uses. God’s power always work to accomplish that which is the will of God: furthering His kingdom, promoting the spread of the gospel and glorifying His name. God is not a circus performer, a Las Vegas magician or a celestial Santa Clause. His power is put on glorious display in the salvation of souls, the transformation of lives, the perfecting of His saints and the exaltation of His Son. Why settle for such trivial things as removing Mt. Everest when God promises to remove the mountain of sin, to knock down the Alpine range of our guilt and turn the barren Sahara of our selfishness into a fruitful garden of sanctification?

When He returned to heaven, Jesus entrusted His servant’s with the power to do His will. He told the disciples, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall He also do; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” He then said, “I will pray the Father, and He will give you the Holy Spirit.” God’s power that raised Jesus from the dead is the power that saves, the power that produces fruit in the life of every believer and is the power that works mightily in the life of His children (Phil. 1:6) Rejoice, our Savior lives eternally. All He promises and decrees will come to pass because He is alive forever to bring them about.

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