The Power of His Resurrection

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

(Philippians 3:10-11 NIV)

I believe that the resurrection referred to here isn’t just something physical that will take place when Jesus comes again. Rather, it’s something that Christians experience whenever God restores life to their dead dreams, hopes or circumstances. And oftentimes, God allows us to go through this kind of death to give us a taste of His own resurrection power.

The apostle Paul wanted to experience that power, and who doesn’t? But even the great apostle realized that in order to know the power of the resurrection, he had to participate in Christ’s sufferings. Just as Christ suffered, died and came back to life, His followers must be willing to accept the sufferings of this life in order to know and experience the power of His resurrection.

There can be no resurrection where there has been no death.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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