Stand in Your Power! (Because He Lives 🙌)

, Stand in Your Power! (Because He Lives 🙌)

Stand in Your Power! (Because He Lives 🙌)

Today is an exciting day in the life of every believer. It is the day Jesus rose from the dead with victory over sin and death in His hands.

Yes, this is an exciting day. But do you understand the power of what happened next? The power of His ascension?

I must confess that while grew up in the church, during my childhood and most of my adult life, I overlooked the significance of Christ’s work after the Resurrection—what we call the Ascension.

What is the Ascension and Why Does It Matter?

My friend, The Ascension describes the moment in which Jesus Christ was raised to the throne of authority at the right hand of God. The ascension story is told in the first chapter of Acts, following the Gospels.

Acts 1:9 recounts “He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight,” and verse 11 adds, “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” While Jesus’ death and resurrection sealed our salvation, the power to live an abundant life NOW would be incomplete without the Ascension. And a praise break goes right there!

Because He Ascended…

We Have a New Position

Christ’s humiliation paid the price for our sins. He purchased our status as justified heirs, sons, and daughters of the king. We are no longer condemned nor are we captive to The Enemy’s bondage of guilt and shame. We are now seated with Him by faith.

We Have Purpose

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He did not expect the disciples to disband and go about their merry way. He expected them to carry on the work in an even greater magnitude. Jesus’ intention was not to leave behind a weak, cowering, unproductive body of believers but a strong, victorious, and flourishing one.

We Have Power

When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended unto His throne, He poured His Spirit out to the church and gave gifts of overwhelming victory to us. We can do anything He calls us to do – personally and professionally; in Him, we have unlimited power.

I Know What You Are Thinking….

Well, if it’s true that I am seated at the right hand of Christ, I am destined to live a victorious life, and that I have the power to do anything I need to do…


  • Overweight?
  • Feeling so Unhealthy?
  • In a Dead-End Job?
  • Struggling to Launch or Grow My Business?
  • Procrastinating on Pursuing My Dream?
  • Looking at So Little Savings for Retirement?
  • In Life-Draining Relationships?

I’ll answer your question with a question – on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) have you plugged into The Source – Jesus Christ – consistently in that area?

Mark Batterson, author of “Draw the Circle” – the 40-Day Prayer challenge says this…

“If you pray to God regularly, irregular things will happen on a regular basis.”

My friend, it’s time for you to level up.

If you haven’t already, I invite you to “feel the power!” and join us in our upcoming 40-day prayer challenge. We will be using Mark’s book as our guide and growing in Christ together. You can learn more and sign up HERE.

Then stay tuned for more opportunities to get equipped and empowered for a turnaround. While we are staying in, I am going ALL IN to do my part to usher you into your next level.

In the meantime, remember…