A short devotion - Death and Resurrection
Aug 21, 2006
The Blood Covenant is not just about death, it is also about resurrection!
Philippians 3:10-11 Amplified Bible
"[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His suff erings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body]."
"Even while in the body?"
Many of us become discouraged with waiting upon God. Satan takes this opportunity to "steal the Word" out of our hearts.
The Blood Covenant is not just about the death of both parties, it is also about the resurrection of both. Jesus is already resurrected. Now we need to go through the process!
When God gives us a promise, a Word, a hope, it most likely will not be manifested until it, the promise, and you both go through death and resurrection. A seed will always "die" before it bears fruit. Likewise, the seed, the Word planted in your heart, must go through death, and you with it, before you see the manifestation.
God's Kingdom works on t his principal. Death before resurrection! But hang on, the Morning is coming, if, you hang on.
My wife and I can count the blessings that we use to bless others. EVERY one of them has gone through this process.
Jesus has many purposes for you in this life. He asks of you to partake of "His likeness even to His death."