Majority of the religions today believe that Jesus died; the leaders of the other religions also died; but what made Jesus different and credible of His Words, His claims,
and His promises was the truth that He came back from the dead – HE WAS RESURRECTED!
by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo
1 Cor 15:3-4 For what I received I passed
on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Cor 15:13/ 17-19 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ
has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
Matt 27:62-64 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to
Pilate. 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.' 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body
and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."
16:14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; He rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
The disciples knew Jesus in the natural, they talked with Him, ate with Him; they knew He died – some saw it, everybody heard it, that didn’t need any revelation! But His resurrection must be revealed,
because they did not see Him come back to life! His death was a fact, but His resurrection must be revealed!
Majority of the religions today believe that Jesus died; the leaders of the other religions also died; but what made Jesus different and credible of His Words, His claims, and His promises was the truth that He came back from the dead – He was
resurrected! The true followers of Jesus ‘now’, need to go beyond the cross – when you go to the cross you receive salvation – but to have the transition from salvation to sanctification
to power, we need the ‘revelation of His resurrection!’
THE CROSS BRINGS YOU TO SALVATION,
BUT THE RESURRECTION BRINGS YOU TO POWER!
Mark 16:14 said, “Jesus appeared…”,
the word appeared is the Greek word ‘phaneroo’ which means
to cause something to be fully known by revelation, to bring to light, to be flooded with light!
of the churches today stay in the cross, in salvation, we need the cross because we all need to be saved – but they have no power! Many Christians today got born-again but continue to live their lives by their
preference, by the things that give them pleasure; they can’t say no to the call of the flesh, they continue to live in their time, not maturing to be able
to enter into God’s season for them! Many are so blinded that they cannot even see the salvation that Christ
is offering to them, they live in darkness, that is to be without light!
2 Cor 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see
the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Light is the Greek word ‘Photismos’
which means illumination. It is the root word of photography or photos and the modern day night vision got its technology also from light.
Eph 1: 18 I pray also 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 the saints,
Enlightened is the Greek
word ‘Photizo’ which means let the light in or be flooded with light. This
is also ‘revelation’, Gods light flooding our lives in order for the believer to move into the seasons of God for our lives, fulfilling our purposes for His Glory.
Acts 1:3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs,
being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. NKJV
The power of the resurrection is to be “ALIVE”. Alive in your spirit, worship, prayer, business, work, relationships – ALIVE! Without the revelation of the resurrection of Christ, all that you have is just myth, legend, tradition
– and how do you know that you don’t have the revelation? SIMPLE: YOU HAVE NO POWER! Many people have the knowledge of the historical facts of the death and resurrection of Christ, but He is not alive in them, they do not know Him, that’s why they don’t know and they cannot manifest His power!
Phil 3:10 that I may know Him
and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, NKJV
The word know is the Greek word ‘ginosko’ which means to acquire information by whatever means; it is implying a continuity of relationship; to come together, to have sexual relationship, intimacy, experience. It is the will of God that you know Him, not in death but in the power of His resurrection, if you know Him, if you have that experience and intimacy with Him, then obedience is easy! We have no problem about
the cross, about His death and burial – but if you believe in His resurrection, then you know that
He is alive –
He is not going to be alive, He is alive – NOW!
And because He Lives, we can face tomorrow without fear! He
will protect you – NOW!
He will heal you, He will bless you – NOW!
HE IS ALIVE NOW!
He can transform your life, help your family, restore your marriage, pay your debts, help your business, help your studies – NOW! WE NEED TO COME ALIVE TO HIM NOW!
Mark 16:15-16 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe
will be condemned.
When His resurrection becomes a revelation to you, you will go! Obedience is easy, you
need not be kicked to obey Gods bidding for you – you will simply obey and that with power and great joy!
16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe:
This is only for those who believe –
believe what? His resurrection power! If you are a believer with this revelation, there will be signs that will follow you! A sign is something that indicates or expresses
the existence of something else that is not immediately apparent, a sign bears direction, instructions, even warning. A sign
indicates the presence of something or somebody; a sign will always point you to a higher and greater reality – it is not the
end, it’s the beginning, it’s the way!
A Sign Always Points To The Kingdom And To The King
Of That Kingdom!
The sign says: THE KING IS ALIVE! No Revelation
Of His Resurrection, No Signs!
Mark 16:17-18 And these signs will
accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and
they will get well."
Five signs will follow the believer who has the revelation of Christ in his
life, these signs are cyclical, leading to higher signs as they are revealed.
1st Sign: They Will Drive Out Demons.
The first sign has to do with the eviction of another kingdom, the kingdom of the devil will not just give up its territory, there will be war! Eviction will commence when you speak in the resurrection
power of the King of Kings! After the eviction of the enemy, establishment of the Kingdom of God will follow!
The sign will point the people to the King, the sign will declare that you are
under a new ‘rulership’, a new ‘headship’, the Kingdom of God, and so can they be, a new title will be given unto them!
2nd Sign: They Will Speak In New Tongues
Speaking in tongues is the language of the Kingdom of God, there will be open communications direct to the King
Himself! What do you need, what are you facing, you know the King is alive and He is listening to you!
3rd You Will Pick-up Snakes With Your Hands
You are powerful, you are dealing
with demons and even the devil himself, but he is powerless against you!
4th Poison Will Not Harm You
The enemies of the Kingdom will want to do you harm, to kill you and the works that the King has purposed for you to do – be of good cheer, they are of no effect to you!
5th You Will Lay Your Hands On The Sick, They Will Be Healed
These signs will follow those who believe! Are you a believer
of the resurrection power of Christ? These signs should follow you!