When we read the story of Lazarus rising from the dead in John 11, we see that Jesus is in fact the bringer of life in all its abundance. The same Jesus that raised the dead and was Himself resurrected lives in us when we believe in Him!
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
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.
There is no situation in your life, no matter how difficult or “dead” it may seem that Jesus cannot transform. He is the specialist in making dead things live again. When we give our lives to Jesus and invite Him to be our Lord and Savior, we are born-again into His family. This is the beginning of a journey of renewal. While we are immediately transformed from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light and are guaranteed citizenship of heaven, it takes time to change our old ways of thinking to line up with God’s Word.
This process of “mind renewal” is what determines how successful we are in living out the promises of God on the earth. Everything between us and God is done through us having faith (believing it to be true) in what He has done for us. Jesus paid the full price on the cross for our total redemption from sin and through that from sickness, poverty and every evil thing. As we change the way we think to line up with these truths, we will start to see freedom released in our lives.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The world’s system runs on fear and greed, God’s system runs on faith and love. You can’t think to operate using the world’s methods and get God’s results. You have to go to God’s Word and find His way of doing things. We must re-learn everything we learned before from the world in the areas of relationships, finances, health and everything else. Failing to renew our minds will cause us to miss out on all that God has for us and it’s the primary reason that so many Christians live defeated lives.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
Pray and declare today that the resurrected Jesus lives in you. Then command every evil thing to leave as you release His resurrection life into every area of your life!