The angel announced Christ was risen, just like Jesus said. Christ’s resurrection resulted from all He had accomplished on the cross. Death had been conquered so He rose from the dead. It’s like the receipt of what was purchased—paid for. It happened just like He said so we can believe everything else He has spoken has, or will, come to pass. His promises are yes and amen and can be depended upon as we hold on to our receipt.
Seeing and understanding His resurrection makes other truths easier to accept. If something of that magnitude occurred, then surely everything Christ has said can be expected. We’ll be more than conquerors in all of our trials. Because He is risen; just like He said; He will be with us, always, just like He said; and He has gone to prepare a place for us, just like He said. Anytime we are heavy laden, we can come to Him and receive His rest and His peace that passes all understanding. When we are thirsty we can come to Him and drink, just like He said!
We can be of good cheer because Christ has overcome the world. Praise God it’s not just like we say. Our words don’t always line up with His as we continue to grow in His likeness. Even when we are faithless, He remains faithful. As we walk through difficult circumstances victoriously, we realize it’s just like He said, from glory to glory!
Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
It’s by putting on the whole armor of God that we stand, believing and receiving all that Christ is in our lives. We stand because of our position in Him. We stand because our righteousness, sanctification and redemption come from Him by His grace. When it’s challenging to stand in victory in any situation, we need to appropriate again the truth of who we are in Christ.
We stand in our salvation protected from the kingdom of darkness, death and despair. We stand in our forgiveness from sin and the grace we have to forgive others. We stand in the righteousness we have in Him, having been reconciled to God through Christ. As we stand in our identity in Christ, we stand against the evil one.
We stand against the lies with the truth. We stand against the accusations with the acceptance we believe we have in the Beloved. We stand against doubts with the affirmation we have in the Word of God. We stand against fear with faith. We stand against evil with the goodness of God. Our standing position is a resting position. As we stand in Christ, we stand against the enemy and can stand for what we believe. We are standing for healing, miracles and breakthroughs in all of our lives, from glory to glory!
Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
What God does in our lives is also a witness for others to know Him. As we worship the Lord and obey His voice, we become a doer of the Word and living proof that the LORD, is God!
The miracles God brings forth in and through His people are such that everyone can see and know they are of Him–and Him alone. Many people in our lives are watching how we live to see if we live what we believe. They can see what the Lord is doing in our lives, and it is a work of His grace. It draws them to the Lord because they can see the reality of Christ that we demonstrate day by day. It’s not because we get everything right that they believe, but because we are right with the Lord. It’s the righteousness we have in God, through Christ, that draws them to believe in Him.
Miracles come forth because He is God. God eliminates every way that mankind could get something done, and then He illuminates His way. He has destroyed evil, and has all authority and power. On Mount Carmel, He sent fire from above, instead of beneath the wood, consuming all. The fire of God’s spirit is working mightily these days. We are truly going from glory to glory!
1 Kings 18:37-39 “ ‘… Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.’ Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, ‘The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!’ ”