KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:24 “Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”
The Lord Jesus was crucified, buried but on the third day, He rose up triumphantly from the grave. His resurrection is the consummation of victory for all humanity. It is a revelation that death cannot hold its sway on men. We who are in Christ will all live forever one day.
His resurrection gives credence to the Christian faith. Apostle Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 15:17 that “And if Christ be not risen your faith is vain, ye are yet in your sins”. Paul said further “But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that slept”. This simply means we in Christ shall all rise from the dead. No Christian should be afraid of death.
Our key scripture says ” God has raised Him up having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible that he should be holden of it”. Dear child of God as we reflect on the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, please note that His resurrection is a declaration of your freedom. It was not possible that He should be holden of it. What is holding you down as a child of God. Is any demonic power holding you down? Is it a kind of sickness? Are you bound by a wrong character that lives a sour taste with you? What glooms up by day? The word of God says that it is not possible for that thing to hold you down. What must you do?
Stop getting worried about your condition. Stop getting afraid about how bad the situation. Be settled in your mind and heart that the greater one lives in you. He defeated the greatest enemy of all men. He had conquered death. Even if it is the power of death, he has conquered it. It is not possible for that thing to keep putting you down. Start celebrating your victory. Say to yourself if Jesus could not be held down by the pains of death, no other pain can hold me down. Voice out your resistance against that thing. Tell that condition; if death could not hold my Lord Jesus in its pains, you can’t hold me down under your power.
The resurrection power is at work in me.
In Jesus name, I am free from every barrier, sickness, pains or shame for it is not possible for it to hold me down. I have the resurrection power at work in me.
Ephesians 1:19-20 ” And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, “
Ephesians 2:5-6 ” Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”