…for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. -1 Corinthians 15:52
We have reason to believe from Scripture, that the resurrection of the dead, whilst it will be effected by the voice of God and of His Word (the Son), shall also be brought about by the Spirit. The same power which raised Jesus Christ from the dead, shall also quicken your mortal bodies. The power of the resurrection is, perhaps, one of the finest proofs of the works of the Spirit. Ah! My friends, if this earth could but have its mantle torn away for a little while, if the green sod could be cut from it, and we could look about six feet deep into its bowels, what a world it would seem! What should we see? Bones, carcasses, rottenness, worms, corruption. And you would say, Can these dry bones live? Can they start up? Yes! “In a moment! In the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, the dead shall be raised.” He speaks; they are alive!..The Spirit is very powerful, Christian! What do you infer from that fact? Why, that you never need distrust the power of God to carry you to heaven. O how that sweet verse was laid to my soul yesterday!
“His tried Almighty arm
is raised for your defense;
Where is the power can reach you there?
Or what can pluck you thence?”
The power of the Holy Spirit is your bulwark, and all His omnipotence defends you. Can your enemies overcome omnipotence? Then they can conquer you. Can they wrestle with Deity, and hurl Him to the ground? Then they might conquer you. For the power of the Spirit is our power; the power of the Spirit is our might. ~C.H. Spurgeon