1 Corinthians 15:14 “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
In the days of old, it was difficult to believe or to even have faith in God because miracles were far-fetched and far in between. Many were surprised to even experience the presence of God. The power of God was reserved for a selected few and the anointing was not released in every spirit or soul. But in this our day, we were born out of the greatest miracle ever performed. The Church started with the resurrection of Christ, we are actually living epistles of the miraculous work of Christ.
We have now graduated from the level of being born from death to the level of exercising this power here on earth. It is now made available to the entire body of Christ to heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead. Yes; we have been called to raise the dead and perform signs and wonders. This was what Paul was driving at here; the Corinthian church had a problem because some believed that there was no way a person could be raised from the dead. So Paul corrected their doctrine by stating that if they had come to the kingdom by believing in Jesus that he was raised from the dead then it is possible for anyone to be raised from the dead.
Paul said if Christ was not raised from the dead our preaching would be useless. The Greek word for “useless” here is “kenos” which means “empty”.
It does not matter how intelligent a person may be; if he/she has never confessed that Jesus was raised from the dead, he/she is still in darkness and he/she is empty.
That is why Romans 10:9 says “if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart the God raised him from the dead; you shall be saved”. To believe with our heart that Jesus was raised from the dead and confessing him to be Lord of our life is the power of your salvation. If Jesus was raised from the dead, you can also arise from poverty, sickness and lack.
Father, I believe that Christ was raised from the dead. When he rose from the dead, my job also rose with him. When Christ sat on the throne, I also sat on the throne with Him in Jesus’ name. Amen.