Monday Devotional – September 12 2022

Same Power

‘The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. ‘ Romans 8:11


'After the Sabbath ended, at the first light of dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb. Suddenly, the earth shook violently beneath their feet as the angel of the Yahweh descended from heaven. Lightning flashed around him and his robe was dazzling white! The guards were stunned and terrified—lying motionless like dead men. Then the angel walked up to the tomb, rolled away the stone, and sat on top of it! The women were breathless and terrified, until the angel said to them, “There’s no reason to be afraid. I know you’re here looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here—he has risen victoriously, just as he said! Come inside the tomb and see the place where our Lord was lying. Then run and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead! I give you his message: ‘I am going ahead of you to Galilee and you will see me there.’ ”  Matthew 28:1-7 


We don’t often speak about the resurrection outside of Easter, but today I felt impressed with a singular thought and message. Resurrection lives inside of us. The same Spirit that caused a man, Jesus, who was dead for three days to get up, fold his clothes and walk away, has a residence card for the city of our hearts. Think about it. Today’s reflection will not be long or wordy. We have access to the same power and authority that shook earth physically, dismantled the stronghold of demonic forces spiritually and changed the course of history. Have we tapped into that authority or does the enemy still get to pound us on every side without any fight back?

Indeed, the Holy Spirit is challenging me now about ways I’ve allowed the enemy to hijack my thoughts and rob my peace. Today, I declare no more. Will you? 

Song of the Week:

Journal Prompt: 

List the ways the Holy Spirit is prompting you to use your authority in this season.

Pray and ask Him how. Write down what He says.


The same Spirit and power that rose Christ from the dead lives in me. I have the authority to dismiss every evil plan and scheme the enemy has in my life and I will use that authority today!


Have a great week!

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