Insights

Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis

Power
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection...
Philippians 3:10 (NIV)

 
Paul the apostle says in his letter to the church at Philippi that he really only has one aim in life, and it is this: to know Christ in the power of His resurrection. He speaks of his desire to know the fellowship of Christ’s suffering as well, but today I want this particular clause to really hit and settle in your life: that it is possible to know Christ “in the power of His resurrection.” 

I’m talking about life-altering, kingdom-expanding, justice-creating power that you have because of your relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible speaks of being “strong in the Lord and the power of His might” and being “more than a conqueror.” It is a gift-possessing, conversation-changing, enemy-resisting kind of power. Jesus called it authority. And it was given with such grace and abundance that, according the Jesus’s words, you can tread over threats and bind in the natural what you bind in the spiritual. 

I join with Paul in stating that I want to know Christ in the power of His resurrection. Do you? 

Here is the great revelation and takeaway: this power is available to you and me. You have power in your life by your faith. Resurrection power. The same power witnessed by those who experienced a resurrected Christ. 

God knows you and I need to hear this. We need to not just hear it, but become convicted of its truth, so that we don't become minimized by our circumstances, deflated by our experiences, halted in our paths, and adversely affected by what we think are our limitations. 

No, you live with power

The eternal significance of Jesus's resurrection means we have too much power to be halted by restrictions. We have too much power to be drained by an uphill climb or influenced by self-centered people. We have too much power to be limited because of negative influencers in our lives. No, we have power

Child of God, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to you. What are you going to do with it today?