This week Christians all around the world are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus died, went into Hades, disarmed principalities and powers, made a public spectacle of them and triumphed over them. Then he was resurrected by the Father on the third day.
Before Jesus died, He told his disciples no one would take his life but He has the power to lay it down, and take it again. He also said,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12)
Jesus also said (John 16) He had to leave the earth so the Holy Spirit would come. The Holy Spirit now lives inside of you and the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, dwells in you and gives life to your mortal body.
There are many of you who have grown discouraged because of situations in your lives. Some of you have not experienced any spiritual growth or changes in your life for some time now because you have let go of your dreams. Your zeal is gone and you have abandoned the word of God. You are no longer hearing the voice of The Holy Spirit because you have become lax and are no longer pressing in. Jesus wants to resurrect those dreams once again.
The Lord says,
“I am the resurrection and the life. I am the God that raises the dead and restores lost dreams. Allow Me to resurrect those dreams that have died and revive you once again. I am your deliverer, your restorer, your healer, your provider, and I will supply all your needs as you spend time with Me. Allow Me to remove the blinders from your spiritual eyes so you could see again. Allow Me to remove obstructions from your spiritual ears so that you will hear again. Allow Me to infuse you with new insight.
Don’t entertain thoughts of defeat any longer, but come to Me with expectancy. Allow Me to fill every barren area of your life, and listen for My still small voice to bring resurrection to those dead areas. Allow Me to restore the joy that you once had in your relationship with Me. Don’t allow circumstances to keep you from who you were called to be, and don’t allow people to hinder your relationship with Me. Don’t allow anything to compromise the Covenant that I have made with you.
I have made everything available that you need to succeed in your personal life as well as your spiritual life. As you spend time with Me, you will discover how to hear My voice. As you connect with Me once again, your life will have new meaning and you will be inspired with new vision.
Never settle for anything less than the plans that I have for you. Don’t allow burdens to weigh you down because My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Don’t be afraid to trust Me with your whole heart because as you hunger for more, your desires will be met. Stir yourself up and don’t allow the pressures of the world to weigh you down or pull you back. Don’t limit Me, as there are no limits with what I can do with your life.
As you redirect your thought life to the truth of My word, you will receive clarity of mind. Don’t allow anything to annihilate your zeal for Me. As you rekindle that fire, watch how My anointing will resurrect everything that pertains to your life and ministry,” says the Lord.
28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay.
32 This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.
33 Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.