Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Alive in Christ with Victory over Death! - April 7, 2021


Morning by Morning, April 7 - Alive in Christ with Victory over Death!

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Resurrected and Risen Lord, arise in me to go out into my world in Your Resurrection Power today. ...

“Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through Him among you, as you yourselves know -- this Man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised Him up, having freed Him from death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.... This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured out this that you both see and hear.... Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made Him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified” (Acts 2:22-36).

Death couldn’t hold You. The grave couldn’t silence You. Hell couldn’t rule over You. You were crucified, dead, and buried, but raised from the dead by the Spirit of God that filled Your lungs and broke open Your tomb and destroyed the power of death. Amen! Hallelujah!

Then You, in perfect union with our Father, poured out upon us, upon all who believe You and trust You with our lives, that same Holy Spirit that raised You from the dead. “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through His Spirit that dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).

You defeated death and the one who seeks only to steal and kill and destroy, so that just as it had no power over You, death and the fear of death no longer have any power over us. “Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death” (Hebrews 2:14-15).

Thank You that the Power of Your Resurrection is the same Power of the Holy Spirit releasing Your victory over death and Your Resurrection Power in us every day:

“When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:
‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’
‘Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?’
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Corinthians 15:54-57).

Because You live, I can arise and live, in newness of life, in victory over death and victory over the fear of death today. Even when it comes my day to die a physical death on this earth -- if I’m not one of those to see You come again in Your glory from Heaven, which I pray to be -- my spirit will never die and never taste of death. Just as You promised:

“Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

“I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Those who believe in Me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

Yes, Lord, I do! And by the power of Your grace, Your Resurrection Power in me, I am alive and joyfully choose to live for You because You now live in me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

My friend, may you live in victory over death and fear with God's Resurrection Power living in you, living your life for Jesus because Jesus lives in you, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you! 

Tommy & Rocio Hays
Messiah Ministries
17503 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 104407
San Antonio, Texas 78257

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Fellowship of Ministries Retreat for MorningStar Ministries, Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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