Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, this week after Resurrection Sunday, I pray we continue to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross and His resurrection power is within us through the Holy Spirit. As we seek to grow in Holiness, this amazing prayer is a great reminder of truth.
God's word fills us with truth. In Ephesians 1:18, Paul prays this way. He says, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you will know what is the hope of His
calling." Another translation says "I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people. "
I pray we can all soak in His word, fill our hearts with His truth so there will be no opportunity for Satan to come near us... It has been an unbelievably difficult time and we are called to Rise Up and reflect Jesus to a hurting world and fill our hearts with hope that only comes from knowing Him and being filled with the Spirit.
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and will not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
It is easy for us to live victoriously for the Lord when we soar on eagles wings. It can be exciting when we run and don’t grow weary in the work of the Lord, buoyed by his power and presence. But it often takes heroes to keep walking and not faint when trying times come. Let's keep our eyes on Him on not our circumstances and remember what His word says. His promises are YES AND AMEN.
May we be filled with unwavering trust as we embrace a new day and may we be reminded all day of the resurrection power within us no matter what we are facing.
When Jesus arose from the dead after being crucified, a voice echoed through the universe, “It is finished!” Jesus left hell in shambles—totally and completely devastated. Satan was defeated, conquered and under Jesus’ feet. That means he’s not going to be defeated—he already is!
Jesus triumphed! Colossians 2:15 says, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (NKJV). He triumphed over the devil, triumphed over all principalities and powers, triumphed over the kingdom of darkness. He disarmed every power that could take a stand against us.
Jesus sealed Satan’s defeat—it’s done. Satan has no power over you unless you give him the power. He has no authority—unless you give it to him. Jesus did the final work, the finished work to seal his defeat.
Now we need to live in that finished work—the work of resurrection power!
Now that my friends is reason for us to say and live YES AND AMEN!