Yes! You read right! Not me but the Lord Jesus Christ. Well, let it not bother you much. I will share the experience of the dead that got raised towards the end of this piece, as well as explain to you. Don’t miss listening to the song at the end of the post. Okay. First, let me establish some scriptural backgrounds. In Philippians 3:10, Apostle Paul cried out:
“that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
That was his heart cry to God the Father. To know Him and the power of His resurrection. In another epistle in Ephesians 1:17 to 20, he wrote by the Holy Ghost,
The power of His resurrection. The exceeding greatness of His power. His mighty power.
Amplified Classic translation says, “And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power IN and FOR US who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places]…”
That immeasurable, unlimited and surpassing great power of God is in us and for us who believe. That power can raise the dead in the same way it raised the Lord Jesus from the dead and seated Him at the right hand of the Father right now. Yes, that power can raise the dead.
Yes, ‘I raised the dead‘. The Christ in me raised the dead. Not me, but the Christ in me. I believe according to the scriptures above that the greatest working of God’s power is when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand. You and I have the power in us and for us.
My journey to understanding this came through some experiences which you might have had but never paid attention to it. Maybe you did.
The story – the dead raised to life
There was this 24 year old young man that came for a job interview as a security guard. He could barely hear English, so we had to communicate in pidgin English which I managed to rattle out. After I had decided I would take him, I extended the conversation into knowing his position in God. I believe it’s the Lord that causes me both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). I asked, “Do you know Jesus?” He paused for a while and sincerely replied, “I no know. I no know how to say.” I was shocked and desperately ready to tell Him about the Lord.
Oh what a joy to tell Him who Jesus is! What a joy flowing through my heart! I prayed in my heart, “Lord Jesus, come and reveal Yourself to him now.”
I took time to explain to him who Jesus is and what He came to do for mankind. By the time I was done and I asked him if he wanted to accept Jesus into his life, he replied “Yes”.
In a moment, the one that knew no Jesus did not only accept Him, he was also filled with the Holy Ghost and started speaking in diver tongues. I didn’t say he was blabbing in tongues. He was speaking in a diverse tongue. He was also healed instantly. The Lord Jesus stepped into his heart to become his Lord and Saviour. And His healer. The Father was glorified. The Holy Spirit filled him. What a wondrous Lord! Glory be to Him in the highest! The life that knew no Christ, received his life and his was face was lit.
Here is what it is.
The young man was dead spiritually. He did not know who Jesus was. Few minutes later, his spirit was revived. He was raised from spiritual death which is the worst death of mankind since Adam sinned. He came alive unto God. Jesus became his Lord and Saviour. He was filled with the Holy Spirit.
What made all that possible? The power of His resurrection. The exceeding greatness of God’s power. His mighty power.
Same power that raised Christ from both physical and spiritual death, raised that young boy from his spiritual death.
Did you read that? I’m screaming that into you! He was dead spiritually. God’s power raised that boy from death. God’s exceeding great power that made Christ seated in the heavenly at the right hand of God the Father also made that boy to be seated with Christ from the moment he accepted Christ into his heart!
It’s not spectacular to ordinary eyes but it’s supernatural! It’s no big deal (you may think) but it was to the Father! It was to Jesus! It was to the Holy Spirit. Things were happening in the spirit realm when that boy’s spirit was being revived by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. The mighty power of God raised him. It was supernatural. Angels were rejoicing in heaven at the moment the boy came alive unto God.
O Lord, open our eyes to see You more and more! To see the mighty working of Your great power in us and toward us that believe!
You also can raise the dead. Yes, you can allow the Lord Jesus to work through you to raise the dead. The dead spiritually. Of what joy is it to God of a spiritually dead man that is physically alive? What a tragedy to be without God! What an agony!
The greatest working of God’s power is in us. When I saw this in operations in hopeless people that the Lord revived their spirits and filled them with His Spirit, I marveled. I saw it. I saw it. I saw that power in operation. It wasn’t spectacular but supernatural. It was and is real. He changes the dejected, the sorrowful, the barren, the outcast, the afflicted into a joyous and spirit-filled believers in Christ! He heals the sick! He illuminates the minds of men and women to seek God. He turns us on the path for Him. He sets the solitary in family. He gives hope and future to everyone that seeks Him. He is rich in mercy and goodness. He never leaves nor forsakes us. He is with us at all times.
You too have the power in you! You can do it! Go out there! Step out in faith and see the Lord Jesus raise the dead in front of you! I have seen it. It works!
Get off the jolly ride and let the Lord use you to do great and supernatural things! If He chooses to do the spectacular, fine. But the supernatural is awesome. Blessed are you if you can see the supernatural happen.
Listen to the wonderful song below.