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Jesus is…

The Resurrection and the Life

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SCRIPTURE READING:
John 11:25-27, 41-43

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?”

“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

SIGNIFICANCE:
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the source and personification of eternal life.

Dear Father, Jesus’ authority was amazing as He ministered to His dear friends Mary and Martha in their grief over their brother Lazarus’ death. I praise Jesus that He had the power to resurrect Lazarus’ physical body, and that much more importantly, in Him, the spiritual resurrection and life of Lazarus, and all people, is available. I exalt Him that He is the author and forerunner of resurrected life through His dying on the cross and being raised to eternal life. Again, I am so grateful to Him for the life-giving and life-sustaining truth He states about Himself in John 5:21, “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.” I honor Jesus that He is THE Resurrection and the Life, Who is the certain Victor over Satan’s darkness and death. I believe that in Him I am living now, and that I will live forever spiritually, even though one day I will die physically. I DO believe that because of Jesus’ resurrection I will never be separated from You! I join Martha in believing that Jesus is the Christ, Your Son. I pray that You will awaken me, my family members and all other believers to the vastness of Who the Resurrection and the Life is, and that our passion for Him and devotion to Him will become uncontainable. May multitudes of unsaved people become desperately hungry to know and receive the Resurrection and the Life. In the victorious name of Jesus. Amen.

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