Life brings challenges. How can the historical account of Jesus resurrection help us overcome life's challenges.
The early disciples were brokenhearted when Jesus died. They had no thought of resurrection from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus changed everything. Jesus had overcome the world.
Jesus resurrection gives us power to overcome.
How We Overcome
1. The Cross and The Resurrection - The finished work of Christ on the cross and his resurrection allows us to overcome . The early believers who were the audience of the book of Revelation experienced suffering and died for their faith. Revelation 12 tells how they overcame. By the blood of the Lamb. Overcoming begins with what Christ has done for us.
2. Faithful Endurance - Rev 12: 10-11 also states our part in overcoming. They overcame by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. in other words, they owned their faith and faithfully endured through their prosecutions. Christ gives us strength to endure.
3. Rely on HIs Power - Eph 1:17-20 states an unbelievable truth. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. Therefore we can overcome our temptations, thoughts, setbacks, heartbreaks. We can overcome.
4. By Our Faith - I John 5:4-5 says we overcome by our faith. In other words, we rely on his power and we put our faith in him. Circumstances may be grim but God does win in the end.
Application - What things do you need to overcome?
Will power and strength only go so far. You need to rely on his power. Tap into that power. Offer to God whatever or whoever is challenging you right now. That's where it starts.