I AM: I AM the Resurrection and the Life
By Brad Quiring on March 15, 2020
John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26) Jesus spoke these powerful declarations to a heartbroken sister whose brother had just died. She told Jesus that if He had been there, her brother wouldn’t have died. But she wouldn’t have to wait until the final resurrection to see her brother again because the one who embodied the resurrection was standing in front of her, full of power and ready to act. After Jesus stated that HE was the resurrection and the life, He raised her brother from the dead, and many believed in Him. This verse also teaches us that even though we may die physically, we will live on spiritually in the Lord’s presence in heaven. On the other hand, there will be people who continue to live and never physically die because they are alive when Jesus returns to fully establish His Kingdom on the earth. The take-away: Jesus is resurrection life—he brings life to the physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually dead!