3 Ways to Connect with the Life of Jesus

What does it mean to you that Jesus is alive? How does His aliveness impact you today? As I consider these questions, I am struck with a desire to know the answers in a deeper way.  I know that He’s alive. I know that Jesus is the pinnacle of all Creation, the highest Being, and the greatest Good. I believe that He has been exalted to the most lofty place, seated at the right hand of the Father. I know that every throne, power, and principality is subject to His un-negotiating authority and rule.

The veil has been torn. The separation between God and man has been bridged by a Living way, a Person. Supernatural life has filled the body that was crushed and bruised. That same Life has swept in and removed the veils from the hearts of men, that they can see the majesty and beauty of the risen King. Not just see with their eyes, but with their hearts. With living revelation.  He is alive.

But do I know that He is alive for me? Jesus is not just alive and seated on high. He is available. We can partake in His Resurrection Life today in 3 ways: through His presence, His power, and through His person.

I. Partaking in His Presence

First, we have total and complete access to the Presence of God, as expressed by the Holy Spirit. Whether it’s His presence within, His presence abiding where two or more or gathered, or His manifest glory filling a room, the presence of Jesus is ours for the partaking. How do we abide in His Living presence? The answer is simple: we set Him before us.

Psalm 16:8 says: “I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Let’s choose to set the Lord before us continually and to remain in His presence.

II. Partaking in His Power

Jesus triumphed over sin, sickness and death through His sacrifice on the cross. He came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). He has given us authority to do the same. We can daily partake in the Power of Jesus as we receive His life-giving Spirit  to give us grace to live holy, to live healthy, and to live whole-heartedly. From that place, we ignite those around us as we reveal His power to them.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 says, “and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”

The power of Jesus is available to us today.

III. Partaking in His Person

Lastly, we partake with the Resurrection life of God through interacting with the Resurrection and the Life Himself. Jesus is not at a distance. He is eager to be known. He is looking for friends. Though Jesus is now exalted at the right hand, we have have as much access to Him and His words now as those who walked with Him during His tenure on earth.  More, actually, because the Spirit is ever-present within us, proclaiming and trumpeting Jesus’ excellencies to our inner man continually. Jesus is present to meet us. He is willing, and He is wanting to be known. All we have to do is come.


 

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