In John 11:18-25, Martha run to Jesus. She believed that if He had come here earlier her brother Lazarus would have lived. But Jesus said I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE – Lazarus death did not change this fact about Jesus. Don’t limit God; life and revival is in Christ.
We are alive today because Jesus is alive, Hallelujah!
You may be a facing a situation that is dead, but there is nothing that is too far gone for Jesus to resurrect. Resurrection means to raise up, to awaken, to revive.
In 1 Corinthians 15:20, Jesus is the Firstfruit of those who have fallen asleep. Revelation 1:5 calls Jesus Christ the Firstborn from the dead. There were many who died and resurrected in the scriptures but they all died again. Jesus is only one who died and rose to live forever!
The resurrection of Jesus offers us three promises:
We have hope – We can’t find hope in drugs, sex, alcohol or anything in this hopeless world. (1 Corinthians 15:14) If Christ didn’t rise from the dead, our faith is empty – we have no hope. But because Jesus rose from the dead and is alive today, we have hope in Him. The word of God (Jesus) is alive and it brings hope to the hopeless.
We have power – Through Jesus’ resurrection, we have God’s power and God’s anointing living inside of us. How many of us are aware of that power in us? Like Paul, who sought God when he said, “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Philippians 3:10), let us do likewise so that we can see the manifestation of His power in our lives.
We have access – For through Jesus Christ, we have access to Father by one Spirit (Ephesians 2:18). (Hebrews 4:16) we can come boldly to the throne of grace because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. When Jesus took his last breath, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, giving us access to the Father! Unlike the high priest who could enter God’s presence once a year, because of Jesus, we have access NOW!
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life and we have these great promises of hope, power and access into the presence of God, Amen!