Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.” – 1 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV
Brothers and sisters, I have a good word for you today! Here it is: that God wants to raise you up from the ground where you are right now to higher levels! God wants to change your current condition; He wants to improve your life and make you better: and He wants to do it now!
In Acts 9:33-34, Apostle Peter found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” And the Bible says that he arose immediately! In the same chapter, the same man, Peter knelt down and prayed by the bedside of a dead woman named Dorcas; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And immediately, the dead woman opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up!
Wow! That’s what I’m talking about today! The power of resurrection! If God could raise Jesus from the dead after three days, then there’s no situation that He cannot raise you from right now! As He raised Him up, the Bible says that He will also raise us up by His power! What are you waiting for? Hear my voice in the spirit, Rise up now, in the name of Jesus! Rise up from depression! Rise up from sickness! Rise up from poverty and lack! Rise up from joblessness! Rise up from all forms of death! In the name of Jesus!