Death has no power in the presence of life and when I speak of life I speak of the one that gives life - 'I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly'(John 10:10) Jesus said!
'The words I say unto you they are Spirit and they are life'(John 6:63). And so when he got to the tomb of Lazarus and spake these words: ‘Lazarus come forth', they were not just ordinary words but life impacting, live-giving words, and so the dead Lazarus came back to life!
Jesus is life! And in his life-giving presence death has no power!
Now mark these words of his when he got to Martha's house to raise Lazarus. John 11:20-26. Martha told him of how Lazarus couldn't have died if Jesus was there. This is really the truth! However Jesus assured him, 'He shall rise again'! But Martha was thinking theology, so she replied, 'I know he will rise on the last day'. And that's where Jesus has to shout this truth out to Martha, which was the fifth 'i am' statement He would proclaim in the book of John: I am the resurrection and the life. In other words, the resurrection is not a theology the resurrection is a person and ‘i am' that person!
Later when he appeared to John in Revelation he proclaimed the same truth, 'I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forever more, Amen: and have the keys of hell and death'(Revelation 1:18)! Hallelujah!
Martha did not get it; she thought the resurrection was an event: yes on the last day all the dead in Christ will rise and we ought to teach this truth. But here Jesus pointed out, the resurrection is much more than an event, it is a person! He is the resurrection and life!
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Revelations Of Jesus: I Am The Resurrection And The Life
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