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The Revelation of Resurrection Power.

Key Scripture:

Acts 13:35-37 (KJV)  Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

SUMMARY

This sermon helps us understand the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. God inspired David as he was being crowned to compose Psalm 16 which helps us get the revelation of this power and how it can work in us.

SERMON POINTS

He will not let His holy one see decay!

Psalms 16:10 (KJV)  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

If you look at God’s word, right from Genesis, all the way to the book of Revelation, we find Jesus Christ at the center of it all. The Bible and the entire world with its history and civilisation points to the life of our Lord Jesus.

King David composed this Psalm long before Jesus came into the world. Apostle Peter uses this psalm of David in his first sermon on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:25-27.

This psalm was fulfilled in Jesus. This is what St. Paul tries to reason out in his sermon recorded in Acts 13:35-37.

Our bodies are mortal and are going to decay. But thanks be to God, for Jesus Christ has reversed that cycle.

When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same resurrection can be experienced in our bodies as well.

How can this power start to work in us?

There is not much reference given in the Old Testament for resurrection, but King David’s miktam, Psalm 16 is said to have been inspired on one of his golden moments as the crown of kingship was placed on his head.

  1. Prayer

 Psalm 16:1 (KJV) Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

This psalm is one of relationship. It starts with a prayer of safety from all the attacks of the enemy. Only through prayer can we have a relationship with God. We need to have a relationship with the Lord only then can we experience the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. We are not safe because of our skill or ability but because of the Lord.

  1. Priority

 Psalm 16:2 (KJV) O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

Our perspective of God must change. King David says that apart from the Lord there is no good thing. We usually seek God for good.”There is no other good apart from thee..”How often do we say this to our God?  Moses said this ”If your presence doesn’t go with us, do not take us from this place’(Ex 33:15-16) ..Peter said, We will not leave you, with you there are words of eternal life.(John 6:66-68) We need to tell this repeatedly to our Lord.

 

  1. Passion

 Psalm 16:3,4 (KJV)  But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

 King David talks about His passion. He is passionate for the saints who delight in God. We should make sure that we delight in fellowship with fellow saints. When there is a culture of wickedness and sin around us, we need to understand that their sorrows will multiply. In our relationships ,we should identify with Jesus. We should be passionate about the Lord and His statutes.

 

  1. Provision of the Lord.

 Psalm 16:5,6 (KJV) The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

 Whatever happens, He is our portion and our joy! He protects our inheritance. Noone shall snatch away the lot from us. Pleasant places would be our inheritance. Whatever happens to us comes from the hand of God. God holds my lot. God decides it. God rules over it. God is sovereign over us and we are glad over His reign. I don’t just affirm it stoically; I exult in it. He gives and He protects

  1. Progression

 Psalm 16:8 (KJV) I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

There is a progression in the relationship as David continues to praise the Lord. Our eyes are always to be on the Lord. We need to keep His word constantly. and look unto Him. He takes the right hand position in our lives and   we will never be shaken by the storms that hit our lives.

  1. Peace

 Psalm 16:9 (KJV)   Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

 Trusting in the Lord brings peace. As long as we hear the word of the Lord, we can be sure of having glad hearts, rejoicing tongue and a resting body. The word of God brings about peace that transcends all understanding.

  1. Power

 Psalm 16:10 (KJV) For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

It is because of the relationship that is established with God in prayer followed by how we prioritise the relationship with God, this is what causes that greatest power to hit our lowly mortal bodies. This resurrection power is already at work in us. That is why the Bible says, the dead in Christ will rise and He will not let us  see decay.

  1. Promise

 Psalms 16:11 (KJV)  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Finally King David ends with a promise. In His presence is fulness of joy. Jesus Christ is our eternal pleasure and we can experience this only we are able to realise the power of Christ’s resurrection.

CONCLUSION.

Our life is all about the hope for which we are looking forward to. That hope is that death is not our end. We have a life after that, for which we long for. Today, if you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same resurrection power that raised Him from the dead will work in our lowly bodies as well. For that power to work in us, we need to have a relationship with Jesus. As we begin to spend more time in His presence we too can receive the revelation of this resurrection power like King David.

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