The fourth thing of seven (7) that Jesus accomplished through His death and resurrection
John 11:25-26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is reason to celebrate; it is an indication to us that our dead situations do not have to stay dead. Prior to the coming of Jesus, death reigned over all mankind. Romans 5:14 confirms this when it says “death reigned from Adam to Moses”. Moses was referenced to represent the old covenant, so what the scripture is telling us was that death’s power over mankind lasted from Adam up until the end of the first covenant. When Jesus instituted the new covenant on the cross through His shed blood, the reign of death came to an end. To that effect in Revelation 1:18 Jesus said I am he that was dead and I am alive forevermore and has the keys of hell and death. Because Jesus has the key of death, through faith in him, dead things can come back to life.
In John 11: 25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life”. As the resurrection, He is able to bring dead things and circumstances back to life. He showed that He was the resurrection by raising three persons from the dead before going to the cross. In addition, at His resurrection on the third day, Matthew 27:52-53 tells us that the bodies of many saints who slept arose and appeared unto many. He is the “resurrection”. But not only is He the “resurrection”, he is also the “life”. As “the life” he gives eternal life. He said in John 10:10 I come that ye might have life and have it more abundantly. John 3:16 tells us how eternal life comes. It says whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Believing in Jesus is what gives birth to eternal life and causes dead things to come back to life. Choose to believe in him today.
Life Application: Choose to believe in Jesus and enjoy not only eternal life but also see your dead circumstances come back to life.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for life and not just life but life more abundantly. Thanks for dying on the cross so that I can live eternally with you. In Jesus name, amen.