I’ve yet to see someone raised from the dead. Stories of it happening are not that uncommon. Even in the United States there have been reports of people “mysteriously” coming back to life. Missionaries in some foreign countries have experienced seeing others resurrected numerous times. I don’t know how I’ll feel or react the first time I see a dead person come back to life. This is not my main focus or desire, but I do feel that it’s important to have the belief that it can and should happen. People die prematurely and we should be bold enough to pray for resurrection. Jesus did not create us for death of any kind.
The sad thing is that some men perish before they die. They suffer from a lack of desire. They may eat, move, and breathe, but inside their life flame is flickering. The God who raised Christ Jesus from the dead is poised to blow on our flickering flames and cause them to burst forth with a brightness that will draw all men to Jesus and His resurrection life. All we must do is believe, get healthy and get ready. As we cut out the fat in our lives, seek Him, and ask for this fresh wind and fire, He will respond.
“…Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” *
If resurrection power is present this day to raise the dead, it is also present to resurrect our life’s desires.
The resurrection is not just for our eternity, but it is for our today. May His life flame burn bright in each of our lives as we walk in the destinies He created us for.
18″ I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,…”
Prayer: “Thank you Lord Jesus for your great sacrifice. You died and rose again so that I could live life to its fullest. Help me to keep my focus on you and obey all that you have put before me to accomplish for your glory. May your flame burn strong in my life so that others will see a holy passion that only comes from you, and as a result find the life you died to purchase for them.”
* taken from Dare To Desire pg. 39