READ: Romans 8:11 - 17 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Paul is telling us in todays scripture that the very same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us as believers. This is a powerful revelation. I grew up in the church, listened to many sermons, and read this scripture passage many many times ---- but I have to admit that it has taken years for me to even begin (not fully comprehending still) to get an understanding of this.
JUST THINK -- the power that it took to raise Jesus from the dead after being beaten, whipped, and crucified would have been an impossible amount of power. Hard for us to comprehend. The raising of Christ from the dead was the greatest and biggest miracle to ever happen. He walked out of the tomb alive.
"And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" ( Ephesians 2:6 ).
That power - that VERY SAME POWER - is inside of YOU if are you a believer in Jesus.
Read that sentence again -- THAT MIRACLE RAISING FROM THE DEAD POWER is inside of you. It makes me wonder why I see so many Christians (speaking to myself here too) walking around defeated. Yes, satan roams about as a lion seeking whom he can devour. But I just know when we get to heaven we are going to realize that he was this small little tiny thing compared to the giant that we are in Christ. We are GIANTS for CHRIST in the spirit realm.
Today, I pray that you realize exactly who you are in Christ Jesus. You are a giant who can trample upon serpents and scorpions and crush them under your feet. You can lay hands on the sick and they WILL recover. You can cast out demons and speak in new tongues. Nothing is impossible for you! Can we begin to live like we know this?? .... oh how darkness would be defeated if we did!! Today, I pray that you begin to recognize just WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.