Posted by: Larry Hoekman | January 10, 2016

I AM — The Resurrection and the Life!

Day 2245: Sunday! Enuf said!!!

Scripture:  Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though they die, yet shall they live. And everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”  John 11:24-26

Thoughts/questions: Jesus statement was made just before He raised Lazarus from the dead. Martha understood the process of the resurrection taking place, but didn’t realize the role Jesus was to play in making the resurrection possible!

Raising Lazarus was amazing enough, but Jesus wanted to communicate exactly who He is, as the focus was soon to be on this unbelievable miracle. Had Jesus merely stated, ‘I am the resurrection’ it would have meant very little as all will be resurrected. But He is far more!!!

He is also the LIFE!!! Being resurrected in some spiritual or physical sense allows us to live beyond the grave, but to what? Another shot at earth, to nirvana, as a ghost inhabiting our old haunts? No, Jesus is our resurrection TO eternal life with Him!

Yes, the great I AM is the resurrection AND the life!!! Believe in Him and never die!!! Do you believe this???

Suggested prayer: Dear Jesus, You give me hope for today AND for eternity . . .

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