As a child I remember hearing this song “there is power, wonder-working power, … power in the blood of Jesus,” but never quite understood what it meant.
“[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him … and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection
[which it exerts over believers]…”
Philippians 3:10 Amplified
We just celebrated the birth of Christ (Christmas). Think about it – because of Jesus … His birth, life and resurrection (shedding His Blood for us) we not only have salvation (forgiveness of sin), redemption, and eternity with God, but we have access to His Power – here and now!! Power – authority and influence – for the Glory of God.
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him.
This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
But sadly, there are times we see ourselves or other Christians struggling under the burden of problems and wonder, where is that power? Truth is, we already HAVE that power within us as believers in Jesus Christ!
Mark Hankins says in his book “Taking Your Place In Christ,”
“When you get born again, you get ‘in Christ-ed.’ Your spirit is joined to Christ … You share a common life, the same life, the same righteousness, the same triumph, and the same blessing. When God looks at you, He sees you in Him, but your faith will not be effectual until you start to acknowledge, confess, and declare your identity in Christ…”
Stand up, remember who we are In Christ (because of who HE is and what HE did for us)! No matter what circumstances surround us, we are victorious, we are redeemed, we are In Him and He is In us!
As this new year begins, and as a Child of the Most High God ~ loved beyond measure ~ see yourself through the eyes of God and walk in the power, wonder-working power of God through Jesus Christ!
God’s Love and Blessings,
Resources to help you grow in faith:
“Taking Your place In Christ, Understanding Your Identity & Inheritance In Him,” Mark Hankins, Mark Hankins Ministries, Alexandria, Louisiana
“The Power of the Blood Covenant,” Malcolm Smith ~ Uncover the Secret Strength in God’s Eternal Oath; Harrison House