Monday, 31 October 2016

Resurrection Power

MATTHEW 27:52,53
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

In my nearly 37 years as a Christian, I've seldom heard preachers mention the above incident. But think of what the significance of that would have been though, to Jewish minds.

It implied that an event (the resurrection) which they rightly-believed belongs at the moment of the future, eternal, Messianic Kingdom, had spilled over into the present.

See, that was the message of the Apostles. Their message was that the long promised and prophesied future Kingdom of God, had already come among them in some real way, in the Person of Jesus Christ, and through His resurrection from the dead. That was the 'good news'!

The power, salvation, and resurrection-life of the future Kingdom, has been brought among us in the present, in some very real way, and is receivable by us, and is in us, and it can be expressed through us and we can demonstrate its power - all by the Name of Jesus. 

Kingdom and power (dunamis, like dynamite) are inseparable. 

It's the Gospel 'of' the Kingdom.

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