The subject of the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ is very important. By the power of resurrection the Lord Jesus Christ is raised from the dead. By this power He has been highly exalted far above all principality, and power, and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come (Eph. 1:20-21). This power is also gloriously manifested to make us more than conquerors, and to enable us to be with the Lord as kings and priests with immortal and glorified bodies.
With a heart full of worship and praise, Paul the apostle says, in Eph. 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” In the first part of the first chapter of Ephesians Paul mentions a few of those great spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus which have been prepared for us by our loving God from before the foundation of the world.
From verse 15 onwards, he goes on to explain how these blessings can be abundantly enjoyed by all of us who have been spiritually united with the Lord Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection through simple faith in his finished work on the cross on our behalf.
In this connection the apostle is praying very earnestly that the believers at Ephesus might know, “What is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he brought in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all … and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all” (Eph. 1:19-23). The very same power by which the Lord Jesus Christ rose again and was so highly exalted after His resurrection is also poured into us.
Yet, how much spiritual poverty exists today among believers because they fail to appropriate this power daily for all their needs!