This particular post might not be for you at this exact moment, but it is definitely for somebody or a bunch of somebodies. I know that I know that I know that this is a right-now word for a reader or readers.
Read these words from the apostle Paul…
“And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised
up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies
through His Spirit Who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11 (Amplified Bible Classic)
As I read this scripture, I had this picture rise up within me. After Jesus had been crucified and His lifeless body was placed inside a tomb, his family and friends were convinced that His story was over. In their understanding, the placement of the boulder closing His grave convinced them that there was nothing more to be said.
But, you and I know the rest of the story. In my mind’s eye, on the third day, I can see the Holy Spirit walking into the tomb, taking Jesus by the hand, and saying, “It’s time to shatter what everyone is saying about you. We’re walking out of here because there is still much to do!” Instantly, Jesus’s body received life. The tomb’s huge boulder was pushed aside and Jesus and the Holy Spirit walked out to complete the heavenly mandate.
I don’t know what you are facing right now. You might have heard a report from a doctor or specialist telling news that shakes you to the very core of your being. Or, you may have heard information about your family that causes your heart to constantly succumb to anxiety, anger, and fear. Or, you might be dealing with a major financial collapse. Have I described you and your situation or someone that you know and love?
Here is what I sensed in my spirit this morning. According to Romans 8:11, the very same Holy Spirit that activated the supernatural power of God in that tomb some 2,000 years ago now lives inside of you. He knows the reports that you are hearing and echoing in your mind and spirit. He isn’t downplaying what you are hearing. But, He has something to add that will totally obliterate these reports and the opinions of others.
Can I remind you of something that you already know to be true? According to Romans 8:11, the Comforter (AKA – the One who walks alongside, the Helper, the Hand-holder) who walked into that tomb some 2,000 years ago, turned death into life, took Jesus by the hand, and totally changed the situation is living on the inside of you. He is ready to walk you out of a situation that everyone else has designated as the final chapter of your life. He’s heard what they have had to say. Now, He is ready to talk to you and say, “It’s time to shatter what everyone is saying about you. We’re walking out of here because there is still much to do!” I’m saying that the Holy Spirit is ready and willing to walk you out of your grave and activate what the Father has said about you!
Now stop reading and begin to talk to the Holy Spirit. If allowed, He has PLENTY to say about you and what you are facing. Whatever your present situation may be, get ready because big changes are on their way. Doctors, debt collectors, family, and friends are going to be amazed at the miraculous, wonder-working, life-changing, tomb-emptying power of the Holy Spirit.
I’m stopping. I feel some shout rising up inside of me. Join me. Glory! Glory! Glory!!!