The resurrection of Jesus was God’s seal and act of approval signifying that His death was sufficient. Jesus never resurrected Himself – God raised Him from the dead. God the Father was pleased, and satisfied with His victorious life and death. In raising Him from the dead, God gave testimony that all was satisfactory.
In Acts 1:8, the Lord is not using the word “witness” to refer to someone who gets up and gives a testimony. He is referring to a person (with the power of the Spirit upon him) who is willing to let his life be slain in order that the life of Christ may be lived through him. Subsequently, he becomes a witness or a testimony of the power of God.
Jesus’ disciples were a witness because they operated in the power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead. When did Jesus tell His disciples, “I will pour the Holy Spirit upon you?” It was after His resurrection, for now there was a resurrection quality in the power that was to come upon them. As a result, the disciples always ministered in resurrection power.
Our lives are also a witness of the Holy Spirit’s resurrection power. You might ask, “How can that be?” It is so because the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, now dwells in us! We have access to this power because God dwells in us through His Holy Spirit. As we do the work God has given us to do, He enables us with power that exceeds our comprehension and expectations.
–Adapted from the book, Golden Grain by John Wright Follette. This work is in the public domain and can be viewed at Christian Classics Ethereal Library www.ccel.org.
Revivalist Ryan LeStrange shares the Word that the Lord gave him for the spring time beginning in the month of April. Ryan saw rumbling along with heaven’s quick and suddenlies. In this video, he gives prophetic insight and prays for his listeners. God is shaking things up and moving things in the month of April!
We are posting this video so that you can stay alert and watch and pray so that you will not miss what God is doing on the earth for His people.
Editor’s Note: We found this prayer by Ravi Zacharias to be the most appropriate for these tragic events that have recently occurred. This prayer was posted on his blog on July 8, one day after the death of five Dallas police officers:
As we mourn this week’s tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and now Dallas, it is evident that we need God now more than ever. My prayer on this day of shock and heartbreak:
“God, our heavenly Father, our minds go back to the day when Jesus knelt beside his beloved city and wept, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes” (Luke 19:42)
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Orlando. 50 people were killed and 53 more were wounded. It was the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. This evil must be stopped once and for all.
Families are grieving. People are hurting. Please pray for those hurting and grieving in Orlando. Pray that all will personally know Christ and His comfort.
We think of Psalm 34:18 which says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Click HERE to read more:
The calendar says its Spring and we should be looking forward to green grass, flowers blooming and warmer days; but when you’re in a season of discouragement, a beautiful Spring day can seem like just another day.
Discouragement is defined in the Noah Webster Dictionary as “depriving of courage, depressing confidence or hope.” How many of you have ever been in a season of discouragement? Did it last longer than a season? How many of you will admit that you are in that season right now?Continue reading →
As families in Lahore, Pakistan, celebrated Easter Sunday, March 28, in a public park, a suicide bomber entered into a public park and blew himself up. The blast killed more than 70 people, mostly women and children, and injured hundreds of others.
The next day, a Pakistanti Taliban group claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying that it deliberately intended to target Christians. However, Muslims were also caught in the blast. Pakistan’s army detained more than 200 people in connection with the bombing. Continue reading →
As we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we praise Him for the forgiveness of our sins and restoring our relationship back to God, the Father.
During this Easter season, we see Jesus Christ in His human form, coming to Earth to fulfill the work that God, the Father, has assigned Him. He healed the sick, taught the Word of God, and preached the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus also gathered disciples so that they can continue the work He started after He left the Earth and returned to heaven where He sits at the right hand of His Father.Continue reading →