“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.” Author ~ John Piper
God’s “Now Power” Has The Farthest Reach!
What an incredible God we serve! I like to think of the days after Easter as the miraculous days of God Adventure beginning for His Church! I smile as I think of all the people Jesus reaches with His message of life, power and hope. The days after Easter, the resurrection power of God was made available and still is available to all of us. God is with us, His Holy Spirit lives in us. We ARE the sanctuary God has chosen to reside in. What an incredibly miraculous day every day is, because our Savior defeated the enemy and dealt death a final blow. Jesus continues to reign, as He reaches for us everywhere, every day and in the everything we are experiencing in our lives. Jesus has proven that He does have the farthest reach, Easter morning was the revelation of this for all of us. From here to there unto forever, He still reaches and He still has the farthest reach, eternally so!
Be strong and brave, and don’t tremble in fear of them, because the Eternal your God is going with you. He’ll never fail you or abandon you! Deut. 31:6 The Voice
God’s “Now Power” Is Transforming Our Human Condition!
The Miraculous days that followed Easter were so very cool for us because the resurrection power of God, it continued and still continues today, tomorrow unto forever. We don’t have to muster up the strength to face our “fallen world” and all its sin issues. The consequences of others sins ARE far reaching and it is so true about our lives here, that we are living with a human condition, where when self is put on the throne of it, it can become very dysfunctional. Yes, hurting people can really hurt people but JESUS has the farthest reach of ALL, with healing, restoration and daily strength abundantly lavished upon our lives, we have everything we need to live in victory right NOW! Jesus also understands our every feeling as He walked in the flesh on this earth. He is not a God that has no understanding of our human condition, but He is a God Who has power to transform it.
Easter Leaves A Forever JOY-Filled Legacy Which Is Equipped With A Tenacious Courage. God Is With Us! Now! We Have His “Now Power”! Quote By KimberlyMac
God’s “Now Power” Equips Us Completely!
God’s Holy Spirit is with us right NOW! His resurrection power is available right NOW, just ask HIM to be Your Savior, Your Lord and live in You and through you! Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. God’s Holy Spirit reminded me this morning: “Don’t do things in your own strength anymore, tap into MINE, I AM here for you, I AM Your Advocate, I AM Your Comfort, I AM Your Peace, I AM Your Way-Maker!
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11, NKJV
“Real meaning to your life is found in the glorious dawn of God’s story, which breaks into full revelation in the Person of Jesus Christ. What an astounding truth! What a life-changing message!
Because He emptied Himself of all but love, you can be filled.
Because His body was broken, your life can be whole.
Because His blood was shed, your sin can be forgiven.
Because He submitted to injustice, you can forgive.
Because He finished His Father’s work, your life has worth.
Because He was forsaken, you will never be alone.
Because He was buried, you can be raised.
Because He lives, you don’t have to be afraid.
Because He was raised, you can be strong.
Because He reached down to you, you don’t have to work your way up to Him.
Because His promises are always true, you can have Hope!
Praise God for just giving us Jesus!”
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God’s “Now Power” Is Available To Us Always!
Easter sprung us forward with the resurrection power of Jesus available for us. We tap into it as we access our vital-vertical relationship with God. Heart to heart and Spirit to spirit, He fill us abundantly with all that we need for the God adventure in our right now. Our relationship with God is so very important. He is the vertical and we are the horizontal and together we do resemble a cross for the world to see. Jesus holds us up horizontally as we connect with Him vertically.
God’s “Now Power” Reaches Out From Our Hearts!
Easter is all about God showing us how important a relationship with us was to Him and how far He went to restore it. God wants us to reach out to the world from person to person. Just as He has modeled how important relationship is to Him, He wants us to serve others this way. Relationship matters and the key to it is communication. Keep your communication open with God constantly and keep an open heart to others that they may see Jesus in you! God wants us to add value, lasting value to one another by communicating, talking and sharing the good news. It is important that we point people to Jesus and to their “now power” in Him and their future in His Kingdom. In our society, in our culture we have built walls that are strengthened by the mortar of busy-stress and it isolates us from God and one another, it stops us from communicating vertically and horizontally. Our culture is a take more and give less culture and we need to change that so we don’t just have time to take in and have no time or energy to give something back. We have to change this, we need to tear down the walls around our heart and begin to live life in the power of the NOW of God’s Presence and share with all those who come into our life path the love and mercy of Jesus Christ, the message of hope and the Mercy of God!
God’s “Now Power” Is Found In Vital-Vertical Connection!
Easter is a living legacy gifted to us, a “now power” as we connect to Jesus in vital-vertical relationship and live our lives at their wholly-holy designed best, just like Jesus did! He was connected to His Father God vitally so, vertically so and then He extended His Arms horizontally, sacrificially so to this world, to the people God created and loves so much. We must do the same, we must be a cross that points to the love of the Father God! Easter is our living legacy, it is our way, it is the truth of how we should live and it is the eternal life gifted to us so we might live.
God’s Now Power ~ Philippians 3:8-10
POWERFUL PERCEIVING… In Christ Jesus
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege, the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly.
POWERFUL POSSESSING… In Christ Jesus
For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish, refuse, dregs, in order that I may win, gain Christ, the Anointed One, And that I may actually be found and known as in Him, not having any self-achieved righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands, ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired, but possessing that genuine righteousness which comes through faith in Christ, the Anointed One, the truly right standing with God, which comes from God by saving faith.
POWERFUL PURPOSE… In Christ Jesus
For my determined purpose is that I may know Him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection which it exerts over believers, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His death. Amplified Bible Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation
God’s “Now Power” Is For Everyday Strength!
Every day we can choose to live in the “now power” of Jesus’ resurrection by sporting a Kingdom Perspective as we “grow through” our day. Walking in our own strength is not highly recommended as it will fail us. And kindling our own fire and walking by the light of a man made fire that will flame out, is kind of foolish on our part. Don’t do things in your own strength, don’t kindle your own fire and walk by the light of a fire that will die down and become ash in the wind. God wants to inhabit our weakness with His great strength. When we yield our weak human condition to God, He “fleshes out” our lives and we are changed, transformed from the inside to the outside with the strength, power and might of God flowing through our human weaknesses.
Who among you fears the Lord and obeys his Servant? If such men walk in darkness, without one ray of light, let them trust the Lord, let them rely upon their God. But see here, you who live in your own light and warm yourselves from your own fires and not from God’s; you will live among sorrows. Isaiah 50:10-11 Living Bible
God’s “Now Power” Is Our Light And Might!
When you walk in the might and light of God, you become His miraculous glory glow to this world. Just Be So! Wholly-Holy HIS and tap into His “Now Power” and live life receiving and giving to the world the love, truth, purpose, peace and power of God! This is real living! Easter says so!
“Christians should work harder toward establishing colonies of the kingdom that point to our true home. All too often the church holds up a mirror reflecting back the society around it, rather than a window revealing a different way. If the world despises a notorious sinner, the church will love her. If the world cuts off aid to the poor and the suffering, the church will offer food and healing. If the world oppresses, the church will raise up the oppressed. If the world shames a social outcast, the church will proclaim God’s reconciling love. If the world seeks profit and self-fulfillment, the church seeks sacrifice and service. If the world demands retribution, the church dispenses grace. If the world splinters into factions, the church joins together in unity. If the world destroys its enemies, the church loves them. That, at least, is the vision of the church in the New Testament: a colony of heaven in a hostile world.” Author ~Philip Yancey
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