The resurrection of Christ was not just a one time event or moment in history. When Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, he opened a new realm for us to live in. A realm can be defined as an area or sphere that is ruled by something (dictionary.com). His resurrection became a place to inhabit and step into by faith, because Jesus had conquered the realm of death. Faith is the activator to releasing and unlocking the things of the Kingdom of God. What does it look like to walk and live in the realm of resurrection life?
The Apostle Paul seem to really have an understanding and revelation of this realm, because he often wrote about it throughout the New Testament. One would would assume the disciples who walked with Jesus and experienced the death and resurrection would pen more about it. I believe the encounter with the Lord Paul had in Acts 9 on the road to Damascus was powerful and life changing, he in way died and Christ resurrected him in to a new life. We see the manifestation of this when his name being change from Saul of Tarsaus to Paul. From that moment Paul was never the same man, and began to walk in a realm of resurrection power and wrote about in the epistles.
The Apostle Paul in Colossians 2 gives us some insight into what Christ's death on the cross did, and how the realm of resurrection is now open to us. Colossians 2:12-13 TPT says, "For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm. 13 This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins!" This passage is saying when we come to Christ we are buried with him in his death. All the things of our past, our flesh, before Christ have been baptized in death. But as we release our faith and believe in the resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead, that same power will be activated in our lives. When we activate our faith to release the resurrection power in our lives, we leave the realm of death and step into the realm of life and resurrection power. John 10:10 says, "The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but I've come to give you live, and life more abundantly." We should refuse to settle for anything else than what Jesus paid for. Resurrection life enables us to live in a realm of overflow and abundance. The power of sin's grasp is broken. We have to stop looking back. It says in that passage we are to never return to the realm of death. It's time to leave the realm of death behind and start walking in the realm of resurrection life. That resurrection power is the Greek word dunamis or dynamite power of God. It the same power Paul mentions in Ephesians 3:20 TPT, "Never doubt God's mighty power to work in you." You have the dynamite, explosive power of God at work in your life releasing the resurrection of Christ in you. Everyday you have access to that.
In Colossians 2:14 TPT Paul says "He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation." I want to remind you that every violation, every arrest warrant, everything that has stained your soul has been deleted and erased like a hard drive. Whatever the enemy has been trying to hold over your head, it's been canceled. Psalm 103:12 says, "As far as from the east is from the west he has removed our sins." Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Rev 12:10). Day and night he makes accusations in the courtroom of heaven, but the blood of Jesus speaks a better word. Whatever struggle, sin, temptation, or things in the past you may be dealing with, know they have been permanently nailed to the cross. Jesus made a public display of the cancellation of our sins, and everything that tried to hold onto us from Adam. You can live free. The Lord isn't holding anything over your head. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom 8:1).
Lastly in Colossians 2:15 TPT Paul tells us, "Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!" Jesus dealt with and disarmed every power and every demonic force we would ever have to deal with, We have to remember when the enemy and demonic comes to attack, their power and authority has already been broken. The authority and power the enemy has is because we've given it to him. The word says Jesus descended into the depths of the earth (Eph 4:9) and defeated the devil, retrieving the keys of death (Rev 1:17-18). We don't have to death because Jesus has defeated its power and grip.
Resurrection wasn't just a moment in history. Jesus opened a realm for us to live in the resurrection of Christ and its manifestation daily. It's time to fully start living in the realm of resurrection!
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.