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I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection.
(Phil. 3:10)

Within every Christian, there's a hunger that cannot be satisfied by the things of this world. It's a hunger that grows stronger the more we walk with God.

The Apostle Paul walked in more supernatural understanding than any man except Jesus, yet he expressed a spiritual hunger that was so powerful it completely overshadowed everything else in his life: I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection."
(Phil. 3:8-10)

When you read those words, you can see exactly what Paul desired: A deeper relationship with Jesus, and to know the power of His resurrection.

What is "the power of His resurrection?"

According to Romans 6:3-4, Jesus was raised from the dead by the glory of God. So "the power of the resurrection" is the same thing as "the glory of God." Paul's burning desire was to know Jesus...and to know God's glory!

So what is God's glory? It's His goodness. In Exodus 33:18, when Moses wanted to see His glory. God replied, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you" (verse 19). God's glory is Himself!

That spiritual hunger we have is a hunger for God's glory, His goodness and His life.

The Bible says all of us have "sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

Well, that's true, but Jesus took our sin and bore the penalty of it. He made it possible for us to fill our spiritual hunger. He made it possible for us to know the glory. He made it possible for us to know God Himself.

So let God's glory, His goodness and His life, run through your life and change everything today. It will satisfy your hunger!

Backup: Romans 6:3-4
Download: Joshua 9-10; Acts 20
Voice Activate: I determine to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. Philippians 3:10

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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