“JESUS did not conquer in spite of the dark mystery of evil, He conquered through it.” (Quote found in my notes)
”… I died, but see, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of [absolute control and victory over] death and of Hades (the realm of the dead).(Rev.1:18, Amp)
As surely as the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead was a guarantee, just so, the resurrection that is “IN JESUS” is working in believers. The resurrection is “in” JESUS. If He is able to rise from the dead by that resurrection power that is in Him and if He is able to raise us up from the dead, wouldn’t it follow that He is able to raise up in us now those God-given promises and dreams that have become buried under the passing of time and the pressing of unrelenting circumstances? The religious experts promoting lifeless religion were “greatly disturbed because [the apostles] were teaching the people and proclaiming IN JESUS the resurrection from the dead.” (Acts 4:2, NASB) Those religious spirits were “thoroughly pained” because the truth and reality of the resurrection IN JESUS was the power of redemptive demonstration: “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33, KJV; Acts 4:13 “unlearned men” with resurrection power in them) Resurrection power points to the Person of JESUS, not to religious tenets and their officious practitioners.
Thank God in the Night. May we awaken in the night to give thanks and to receive insight and be stirred in the truth that our God is available to those who seek Him and may we return expectantly to restful sleep knowing that He is acting in our behalf. “…I get up in the middle of the night to thank you; your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning!” (Ps.119:60, Msg)
The walls of Jericho, though formidable as they were, could not prevail and keep Israel out of where Israel was supposed to be. Those walls held great fame in the land. They were not something anyone or anyone’s army would even attempt to breach. However, Israel did not even have to breach the walls. The supremacy of the authority and presence of God and the glory of God breached the walls so that they fell down flat. “By faith, the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho for seven days, and the walls fell flat.” (Heb.11:30, Msg)
On a camping trip three men were discussing the best way to pray. One man claimed that standing on one’s head is the best way to pray, that the best praying he ever did was when he fell into a dry well headfirst. Whether standing or kneeling, we must each determine to have a place of prayer and to pray daily. May your home be a house of prayer where prayers are offered for each of those who dwell there. May it be a place of agreement for your needs and for the salvation of family.
(Acts 16:31, GW) “They answered, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved.’” We are praying you discover daily that your home is a place where prayer is often spoken and heard. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard at the bottom of each hour on Texas Praise Internet Radio)
(Kathy) — As we release others, dead or alive, from what they owe us in apology for pain, hassle, grief or injustice, we are freed up from the debt we have built. Debt erased from our future will change it. Forgiveness is an investment in your future. “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” (Matt.6:12, KJV)
As the people of God assemble today, may they be taught, reminded, encouraged, assured that God’s Word is just like Him, “the same yesterday, today and forever”. May the people of God encourage one another to stand on His unfailing Word so that as the wind blows and the waves crash, the house will continue to stand. “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isa.40:8, NKJV)