John 11:25-26 NIV 2011
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
This is Jesus’ fifth of His seven “I am” statements recorded by John. John 1:4 states, “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” Here Jesus’ words assured believers He would give them resurrection and life. Death would never triumph over them. There would be physical death for all but eternal life is given to all who believe in Christ’s finished work on the cross and follow Him. He answered Martha by assuring her restating physical death wouldn’t destroy the life given to believers and asked her if she believed this. Jesus defines the course of believers now and in the future.
The Gospel of John is pivotal for many believers. Encountering Jesus during my first study of this book was refreshing and informative. Loving the other Gospels, I found Jesus came to reveal not only the Father but to bring me eternal life. I love the way Jesus asked Martha if she believed what He said. There are many today who do not believe that’s why He came, to save the lost and lonely. As His, I will daily remind those who don’t know; Jesus defines the course for every single believer.
Where is Jesus calling you to share?
Sharing His truth,