Theme Scripture: “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later” (Romans 8:18, NLT).
After the Resurrection: Now that we have traditionally commemorated the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, what state of mind are you currently in right now? Are you still rejoicing from this past Sunday’s overflow? Are you in turmoil about a major life decision? Are you trying to build up enough strength just to get through this day? You might feel as though you are the only Christian that is dealing with matters of everyday living and everyone else is still supercharged from the most relevant event in the history of Christianity; but you are not alone.
“We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope* for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weaknesses” (8:24-26a, NLT).
Spiritual Manifestation: Jesus’ declaration of “It is finished” stands true. Just as Jesus went through a process to achieve this declaration, we too must go through the stages of believing, knowing, and receiving. Whatever sufferings we continue to go through post-Resurrection, does not void the works of Jesus Christ. Jesus came so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. We are able to live healthy lives mentally, physically and spiritually. Do not allow yourself to become depressed over a situation that is so temporary, despite how permanent it feels. Because of the Holy Spirit, you are more powerful than you think. Before you can know or receive that power, you first have to believe it.
Walk in the authority that has been given to you. You are more than a conqueror. Jesus has made you victorious. Continue to wait patiently and with confidence that God is going to lead you to your promised future. It’s manifestation time!
In the Spirit Realm with,
Evangelist Shulanda Hastings,