What do you stand to gain from the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ? Truly, the purpose of Christ’s coming to earth is what we will gain after His resurrection, which is the salvation of our souls. However, we also have post resurrection blessings and authority of Lord Jesus Christ available to us.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen – Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV).
Our Lord Jesus Christ went as were prophesied by the prophets. And all things were fulfilled as said concerning Him. Also, He suffered as said and now He has entered into His glory. These show that Jesus is really the Christ and the son of God. And that any other thing yet to be fulfilled concerning Him will surely come to pass too.
Now, after the resurrection, Jesus showed Himself and communed with the disciples many days before ascending into heaven. And during this period He taught and gave them instructions, which are relevant to us also.
Post Resurrection Blessings And Authority Of Lord Jesus Christ
1. Those who tarry longer see Jesus
When Peter, John, and Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Christ, only Mary got to see Jesus there. This is because she waited longer than the other two persons. And she ended up being the first to see Jesus after the resurrection. Therefore, the longer you tarry in God’s presence, in the word and prayer, the more you encounter the Son.
2. Peace Be Unto You
The disciples gathered in one place for the fear of the Jews. And when the Prince of Peace entered into their midst, He pronounced peace unto them. This He did each time He visited them after the resurrection. And by this pronouncement, he cancelled or dissolved every storm, fear, or disturbance in them. So, if you have Christ in you so also do you have the peace of God in you. Therefore, at this time, you need to receive the peace that Jesus has given you and be at rest.
3. The Promise Of The Holy Spirit
You can only maximize the post resurrection blessings with the help of the Holy Spirit. So, Christ asked His disciples not to step out without the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This came upon them with the evidence of speaking in tongues. So, the Spirit of God endures you with the power to operate effectively with great results as a child of God. This empowerment Jesus sent after He ascended into heaven.
4. Opened understanding
While Jesus was with the disciples they did not understand the scriptures and didn’t notice that Jesus was fulfilling scriptures concerning Him. This was also the case after He rose up. However, before ascending into heaven, Christ opened their understanding to comprehend the scriptures. So, also, when you accept and believe in the risen Christ, your understanding is also opened.
5. As My Father Has Sent Me, Even So Send I You
As Christ was getting ready to ascend and make way for the Holy Spirit to come, He released the disciples as the Father released Him. He sent them to represent Him on earth. And just like the Father sent Him with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit so also He sent the disciples. Also, all the authority God gave Him, He gave to the disciples. So, you’re not exempted from this release; as Christ sent the disciples even so has He sent you.
6. The Great Commission
So, Jesus sent us out, as His disciples with the great commission, to make disciples of many others. And we’re to preach repentance and remission of sins and to teach them to observe all that Christ commanded. For, this is the heartbeat of God: that all men may come unto repentance. Therefore, embrace the post resurrection commission and go out and win souls for Christ.
7. The Signs That Follow Believers
The Lord has given us the authority to do exploit in His name. These include casting out demons, speaking with new tongues, and not being hurt by anything. Also, we will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Surely, Jesus will be with us and back us up even to the end of the age. Therefore, be courageous and step out in the name of Christ, declaring His good news.
Easter celebration indeed is a celebration of victory won, purchased by the blood of Jesus. For Christ is alive and is ever with us to win even as He won against the enemy. And this authority has He given to us to exercise on His behalf. Therefore, go forth with these post resurrection blessings and authority of Lord Jesus Christ, and use them to do exploit.
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, speaker, counselor and author of “Peace Money Can’t Buy” and “The Man Jesus: What You Need to Know About Christ”. She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God’s love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com.