The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that is available to us and that God wants to use to work in us.
Romans 8:11 (NKJV)
11 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.
God has called us to build His Kingdom and bear much fruit for Him, but only by being connected through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
John 15:5 (NKJV)
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
God wants us to be the conduit of His power through our Lord Jesus. Are you a conduit or a can’t do it?
Look at King Saul and King David…
Both men were anointed by God, but God rejected Saul and gave David an eternal promise (2 Samuel Chapter 7).
Saul used his anointing for himself. Saul was selfish, insecure and disobedient. After being disobedient he even attempted to build a monument for himself…Do you know any anointed men or women of God who are anointed, but use their anointing for themselves?
1 Samuel 15:10-12 (NKJV)
10 Now the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11 “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the Lord all night. 12 So when Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul went to Carmel, and indeed, he set up a monument for himself; and he has gone on around, passed by, and gone down to Gilgal.”
Saul made mistakes but didn’t repent. Beware of people and especially leaders who won’t repent. God rejected Saul and removed his anointing.
David was anointed, and a man after God’s on heart. David didn’t just use his anointing for himself, but to the glory of the LORD God of Israel…
1 Samuel 17:26 (NKJV)
26 Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
David didn’t fight Goliath to make himself look good, but to the glory of God. David served God in his generation (Acts 13:36). God used David to write Psalms to minister to us…bless us…teach us how to praise…teach us how to worship….even teach us how to lament.
David made mistakes. Big mistakes, but he humbled himself to repent and remain in the favor of God. Because of his repentant heart, God did not reject him. He remained a man after God’s own heart.
Are you connected to God the Father through our Lord Christ Jesus, and yes, they are One (Deuteronomy 6:4, John 17:20-23)? Are you connected to the vine (John 15:5)? SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF HOW GOD IS ‘THREE in ONE’, YET ‘ONE’…
Are you bearing good fruit? Are you making disciples? Are you working your purpose in God? Even if you are doing kingdom work, are you using your anointing for God or for yourself?
Because without Him we can do nothing.