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What will bring us into the fullness of what Jesus purchased for us in His death and resurrection? Only one force—the greatest force in all the universe—is capable of such a task: the resurrection power of zoe life.
On August 6, 1945, the United States unleashed a weapon against the nation of Japan that would change the course of human history. The power of this weapon would level everything for miles and miles.

The atom bomb was the final result of extensive scientific studies regarding fission. With this knowledge, a new age was born—the atomic age, which would later become the nuclear age.

The nuclear weapons today are actually hundreds of times more destructive than the bomb used in 1945. Yet there is a force today that makes even nuclear power seem small. This force is even more powerful than the power that once spun the planets, stars, and solar systems of the universe. It is the resurrection power of the life of God.

The Greek word translated "life" is the word zoe, which refers to the eternal life of God Himself. Zoe is first seen in the creation of man when God breathed the breath of life into His creation. When zoe life entered that lifeless body, man became a living soul.

First John 3:8 reveals this divine purpose for Jesus' coming to this earth: "He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil."

This is the purpose Jesus demonstrated throughout His ministry. He healed people, cast out demons, and raised the dead—all by the force of zoe life. Jesus dominated the works of the devil throughout His ministry. However, it was His sacrifice on the Cross that actually destroyed those works.

Jesus paid the price for the sin of humanity, but He wasn't left in a sinners' hell. The force of zoe life reached into Satan's realm and overcame death in death's domain. At that moment, sin's price was paid and justice was satisfied.

The eternal life of God brought Jesus back from death into resurrected life. The Son of God had conquered death and hell for every person. The divine purpose for His time on earth, spoken of in Hebrews 2:14 and 15, had been accomplished.
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
(Heb. 2:14
This resurrection power comes out of the very heart of God. At the moment of your new birth, the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead was born in you. You have been raised out of death's domain and into a new life filled with the Holy Spirit and power.

Because you have been filled with the God-kind of life, you are now free to live by the laws of the spirit of life in Christ, overcoming the laws of sin and death. This is the eternal truth that Romans 8:2 proclaims: "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death."

Jesus said His words were spirit and life (John 6:63); now your words can also be spirit and life. Your words are containers, and they can be filled with either life or with death.

When you fill your words with faith in God's Word, the zoe life contained in His Word goes to work on your behalf. In the same way, when your words are contrary to God's words, you activate the kingdom of darkness and allow the enemy to gain access into your life.

Once you realize that you are born of God, filled with His zoe life and a member of His family, you start to understand that the same power that worked in Jesus when He walked on this earth will work in you. Your strength and effectiveness will then begin to increase to the degree that you focus on the life of God within and meditate on who you are in Christ.

You have received supernatural life; you stand in the righteousness of God; and you have the love of God deposited in your heart. In fact, you have received more than enough to stand victorious over any enemy or attack that could ever come against you.

One of the most powerful statements in the New Testament along this line is found in Second Peter 1:3,4:
As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
(2 Peter 1:3-4)
All things pertaining to zoe life have been given to you. As you stand firmly planted in the life of God, you possess all the power you need for any challenge you face or any assignment you are called to fulfill.

In order to establish this truth in your heart, meditate on these three principles:
  • zoe life is the source of resurrection power.
  • Righteousness is the position of resurrection power.
  • Love is the motivation for resurrection power.
You are now the carrier of God's power. No longer does that power reside only in Heaven. It now resides on this earth within the recreated spirits of God's people—and that includes you. The life of God is in His Word, and His Word is born in you. In the Gospels, Jesus is revealed as the Word of God made flesh. Now you are born of Him and have also become the Word of God in the flesh.

As a joint heir with Jesus Christ, you have a share in:
  • Everything Jesus did as the only begotten Son.
  • His position with the Heavenly Father.
  • The power that raised Him from the dead.
As part of Jesus' Body, you are now representing and reflecting the Heavenly Father. The same anointing that was upon Jesus is now upon you.

From the beginning, God planned for His family to enjoy life to the fullest, just as He had originally designed it. Now because of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, all that was lost in the Garden of Eden has been restored to His people—and so much more.

What will bring us into the fullness of what Jesus purchased for us in His death and resurrection? Only one force—the greatest force in all the universe—is capable of such a task: the resurrection power of zoe life.

Dennis Burke Ministries
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Dennis Burke, Ph.D.
Web site: Dennis Burke Ministries
 
Since 1979, Dennis Burke has led multitudes of believers into the biblical principles of faith, healing, love, prosperity, and righteousness. Through the Insights: the Way to a New Life magazine, books, eBooks, CDs, and mp3 resources, Dennis has brought revelation knowledge on the truths of God's Word. He has taught Christians everywhere to know God more deeply and overcome the challenges life brings through faith in God's Word.
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