Christians Are Born To Rule Over Satan via Resurrection Power!
There are much benefits consisted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ; Christians must make a good use of the benefits. People who were motivated by Satan plotted against Jesus. They crucified him on the cross hoping their exercise would end his life and ministry. However, the enemies soon realized they have lost the battle since Jesus resurrected on the third day!
Jesus the Son of God resurrected from the grave on the third day to force Satan into subjection by releasing his undefeatable power to the Christians!
Hence, people who cast their trust in Jesus Christ will be in control of any situation that Satan throws at them! Believers will live overcomers’ lives on earth, (and they will also go to heaven).All hail the power of Jesus Christ for his resurrection power will forever benefit the Christians!
No Christian should ever allow Satan to manipulate him (or her) to believe he lives under his control. Satan is not in control, Christians are in control. The enemy is the slave, and we are his master since Christ has earned us victory through his death and resurrection.
Christians have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ to live above Satan’s trials and temptations. Also, no persecution of the enemy can prevail over us since the power consist in Jesus’ resurrection has earn us upper arms.
The Holy Spirit of God has also automatically elevated believers above Satan and his cohorts!
The Bible has rightly declared, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” (John 1:5 NIV). Bible also stated, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37 NKJV).
Jesus Christ has released the Holy Spirit to benefit Christians prior to his ascension to heaven. He said to his disciples,
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17-18 KJV).
Holy Spirit Turns Christians to Champions
Children of God must allow the Holy Spirit to rule us to live overcomer’s lives on earth. We must give the Spirit of God chance to rule us into all victory as we daily pray, worship, and study the word of God.
Indeed, Christians are the sons and daughters of God commissioned to rule over the principalities and powers! We shall rule in all situations, and we shall glorify the name of God.
Hence every child of God must affirmatively declare his position that he (or she) is above, and not beneath. A true Christian should be able to declare that he is a success and not a failure!
You are the child of God I’m referring to! You ought to confidently declare, “I am a Christian and a victor because I believe in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ!” If you truly believe you are an overcomer, please shout “Hallelujah!”
Jesus Christ is the Bread of life. This fact is undisputable as believers witness his demonstrative power in their daily lives.
However, believers must still understand the need to deeply study their Bible to fully understand what the Bread of life actually mean.
Also, the scenario of Jesus’ declaration of Bread of Life must not be ignored.
“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35 NIV)
While at the heat of an intensive debate with the Pharisees, Christ maintained his stand with the statement, “I am the Bread of Life (that satisfy every human hunger).”
The Pharisees – (Jesus’ critics) felt insulted about his statement “I am the Bread of Life,” because they believed he was some sort a minor teacher who still needed to be taught.
The Pharisees had formal religion education, but Jesus did not. Also, most of the Pharisees were older in age and presumed to have better life experience than Jesus.
The Pharisees believed Jesus was not properly informed to preach adequate sermon about God’s kingdom. Besides, the dogmatic sect believed Jesus’ teaching cast insulting shadow on their cherished Judaism.
Jesus Christ the Son of God preached uncomfortable sermon to his critics. He chose to do things differently by proclaiming undiluted word of God.
To the Pharisees, Jesus teaching was horrible, confusing, and inappropriate. They would have preferred he followed their pattern and preach strict and rigid rule of Judaism.
Unfortunately, Christ rebelled against their ungodly approach.
Jesus Christ grew in popularity with time. He could do many things that his rivals would not attempt. His sermons were full of grace and salvation.
Jesus’ persistence of declaring himself as the Bread of Life wasn’t some icing on the cake for his critics, but petrol on the burning fire.
To make things worse for the enemies, Jesus performed many miracles to validate his ministry.
The Pharisees reactions to Jesus’ declaration of himself as the Bread of Life weren’t palatable!
They were very jealous of him, and they secretly vouch to do everything within their power to halt his ministry and silence him forever.
Perhaps someone declared among the Pharisees, “For how long are we going to allow this heresy? How on earth can we allow this illiterate to keep teaching people the scriptures? Let’s fabricate something to keep his mouth shut!”
Would the anti-gospel people be able to completely shut off the light of God? Very much impossible!
Jesus Insisted, I am the Bread of Life
Jesus had no time for his critics because he knew his mission was not to pay attention to those who would slow him down.
Jesus preached more gospel!
Whether the opponents would appreciate his ministry or not, Christ kept on preaching about God’s kingdom, and he set his eyes on the goal of saving humanity.
The scripture gave the account of how the Pharisees attempted to ridicule Jesus with the aim of imposing psychological attack to probably slow him down or silence him.
“The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world” (John 6:41-51 NKV).
Jesus – The Bread of Life Was Destined to Win!
Jesus Christ – The light of God – was born to shine. He would shine; he would reign, and his dominion would last eternally!
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
The enemies plotted against Jesus Christ to arrest and kill him. They thought their mission was accomplished at the point of his death, but direct opposite was the case.
Jesus resurrected! He rose from the grave at the third day that his body was laid to rest.
The true meaning of Jesus’ declaration “I am the Bread of Life” fully manifested at the time of his resurrection and ascension to heaven.
Christ dominated his competing rivals by resurrecting from the grave. At the same time, he earned victory for his followers.
Everyone who believes in Jesus Christ have access to his gift of eternal life.
Christ the Bread of life did it all for people who believe and faithfully serve him. He gave them eternal life.
Their portions will permanently remain with him in his kingdom.
Anyone who confesses Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior will automatically receive the Bread of Life that satisfies every spiritual hunger.
Such person will also have an opportunity to call heaven his or her permanent home.
Jesus Christ announced to all people that his salvation offer is the only determining factor for anyone to enter into the kingdom of God.
A person who rejects Jesus’ offer of salvation will not have a part in the kingdom of God. Jesus said,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man” (John 5:24-26).
Lesson on Jesus’ Offer of Salvation
The Lord’s Day of Judgment shall surely come for all people to experience.
Both dead and the living shall face God’s judicial panel; the Creator will send unrepentant sinners to hell fire, but he will send the repentant sinners to heaven.
Unrepentant sinners are the people (whether dead or alive) who have refused to declare Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and have also refused to accept him as their personal Lord and Savior.
Prayer of Salvation and Repentance
Dear Jesus Christ, I do not want to go to hell fire, but I want to go to heaven.
Therefore, I confess that you are the Son of God who has died for the sin of the whole world.
I accept you Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior; I repent from my sins, and I will faithfully serve you from now on, and throughout the days of my life.
So help me God! Amen.
Jesus Christ proved himself as the living water to the world.
In the scripture, a woman met the Messiah and was surprised to hear him declaring:
“If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water” (John 4:10 NIV).
While the woman appeared to be confused, Jesus explained further to say, “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.
Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14).
Lesson from The Living Water
Jesus Christ is the living water that comes from God.
Anyone who drinks from the water shall not thirst again! The effect of Jesus’ power surpasses quenching any physical thirst.
In fact he will bless his believers with everlasting life and perfect peace in heaven – forever!
However, anyone who rejects the salvation offer of Jesus Christ would be unqualified to enter heaven, such person will have his/her or place in hell fire – where there shall be everlasting torments.
Prayer to Jesus – The Living Water
Dear Jesus Christ I want to go to heaven, I do not want to go to hell fire.
I confess you as Lord and I accept you as my Personal Savior. As from today,
I yield my complete life to you, and I promise to serve you throughout the days of my life.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.