“More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,  and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,  that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;  “- {Phil 3:8-10}.


1. Power to  KNOW All Your sins He has CANCELLED!

For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.  You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. ” -{Col 2;12-14}.The word “cancelled” means “erased!” SUCH WAS HIS WORK ON THE CROSS!”ALL” YOUR SINS HE HS ERASED, CANCELLED, REMOVED COMPLETELY, ETERNALLY!


Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.“- {Rom 8:1-2}.

3. Power to Live NEW LIFE 

“For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. “-{Rom 6:4 NLT}.

4. Power to LOVE; –

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.– {John 13:34-35}.

5. Power to Have a LIVING HOPE and the Ability to Praise God. –

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  “-{1 Peter 1:3}.

6. Power to live GODLY 

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”  -{2 Peter 1:3-4}.

7. Power over DEATH 

“So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.  “ -{1 Cor 15;42-46}. Note the Phrases, the comparison, “Sown in” and “Raised in.” 

We who are His will get a New Body. What will it be like? He tells us it will be

A.- Imperishable

B.- Glorious

C. – Powerful

D. – Spiritual

All because of the Resurrection of the LORD Jesus we benefit eternally!


 “… THAT I MIGHT KNOW HIM and the Power of His resurrection.” -{Phil 3:10}, Did Paul not already know Him having been converted on the road to Demascus ?{Read Acts 9}. Yes he did but he wanted to know him more and more, even if it meant suffering to enter into that deep understanding and Friendship with Him. Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.  “-{John 17:3}.

Paul prayed that the believers would grow in their personal knowledge of Him. “ I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom  and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. “-{Eph 1;16-17}.

And for the believers at Colosse, he prayed they too would grow to know Him more and more, “For this reason, since the day we heard about you,we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,   “-{Col 1:9-10}. This too is a good prayer for yourself and others that they would grow in their knowledge of Him personally!

Peter prayed likewise. He shows us the way not to be duped, led astray by false teaching is to grow in knowing Him more and more,”You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,  but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.   “-{2 Peter 3:18} .

Jeremiah likewise writes, “but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.  “-{Jeremiah 9:24}. To know and understand Him is to know His character, what He is like, how He behaves, acts. The Holy Spirit has been given to you to “guide us into all the truth.”-{Read John 16:13}. He will teach you of Him! We read His Word not for information sake but for transformation of our lives and to Know Him more and more!

His Word His means for us to know Him better, “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.“-{Luke 24:27}. Jesus revealed to the two disciples HIMSELF in all the Scriptures. Look for Him when you come and read. Ask Him to help you now Him better and better!


I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people,and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.“-{Eph 1:18-21}.

Paul prays that His fellow believers in Christ would know personally, experientially, this Resurrected power in their own lives.

I once read a story of an elderly couple who were found dead in their apartment. The autopsy said they died of malnutrition! When investigators checked their apartment they found two paper brown bags containing the sum of $40,000 in cash! They died needlessly! They failed to use the Resources at their disposal! God has gifted us His Power to live a life that is only possible through His Resource by His Spirit and His Word.

We read ,His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”-{2 Peter 1:3-4}. Divine power  for “everything to live Godly lives” and precious and  magnificent promises to empower us to do so! God has thought of everything for us and given us “everything” we need to live such a life and it takes power, not self but “Divine power!” And with Paul we too can say by His Grace,”I can do all things {in} through Him who strengthens me. “-{Phil 4:13}! 

Re read Paul’s prayer and pray these words back to God and pray it for yourself and also for others! Replace  the words ” your…you..us”  and  put the person’s name there and pray it for them. For example I could place Evan, Julia-Grace, Shelby, Noah, John, Mary, Isaiah, Romans, Cindee, Calum, Cash, Alaina, Rebecah, Kip, Tracy, Ted, Alf, Warren, Bryan, Harold, Alf, etc…in the place of “your, you, us” and make it a personal prayer for them!

You can do likewise. Pick three people and place their names in there and pray His Word for them… and look at this for HIS PROMISE to encourage you to pray His Word, Knowing…

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.“-{1 John 5:14-15-NIV}



Use the Resources at your disposal!

Share His Good news Of HIS Power with someone

Praise Him, Thank Him, Serve Him, Because of His Love and POWER for you… and others! 


YOU HAVE DIVINE POWER to Know your sins are canceled the power not to succumb to condemnation, the power to live a new life, power to Love, Power to have a Living Hope, Power to live Godly, power of death, Power to KNOW Him better,

Prayer to Know the Power of HIS PROMISES!