The Seven 'I am' Statements Of Jesus Part 1: I am The Resurrection And The Life.

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:25‭-‬26 NKJV

The Lord was told that His friend Lazarus was sick and naturally He should hurry to go and heal Him the same way He healed others. But Jesus tarried more days in the place He was. One thing you must come to grasp about Jesus is that He is not in a hurry for anything. When you are in a hurry it means you are out of control.

Jesus was in total mastery of time and life situations. He was not moved. That is the way we should be. Fussing about life is worthless. Struggling to "make it" in life is suffering for nothing. We must be rested in attitude knowing that the Father is in control of any situation.

Upon arrival in their village, Mary and Martha, Lazarus' sisters, blamed Jesus for coming late when their brother has already died. What they did not yet understand was that the author of time was standing before them. Jesus assured Martha and Mary that their brother would rise again. Martha thought that Jesus was talking about the resurrection at the last day which their scribes taught in the synagogue every Saturday.

But Jesus shocked Martha and said to her that "I am the resurrection and the life". Martha is being told that the resurrection she was taught as an event or day is actually a person and that person was standing before her. Jesus is very good at messing up people's theology because many people base their theology on their needs not on Christ. Christ is the explanation of Scripture.  He is the Word made flesh.

Anyone who dies can be raised by Jesus and that's why Jesus sent His disciples to raise the dead. By resurrecting Lazarus who was dead for four days, the Lord demonstrated ability to manipulate time. Many people are controlled by time. If you are in Christ you only have One Lord, Jesus Christ. Time is not your Master, don't let it dominate you. Use time, and don't let time use you. If you can redeem time, it means you have authority over it.

Once you subject your body, soul and spirit under Jesus, time no longer has power over your body. This is the secret of agelessness.  Time is a gift to those who use it and a curse to those are ruled by it. Jesus manipulates time so much so that He boldly said that those who believe and continue to be subject to Him will never die. Physical death is a product of sin working in concert with time.

See Jesus in His true light. He is the resurrection and the life. Anything dead can come back to life by His Word and anything living will not die because of the same Word. What we only need is faith and absolute trust in Him.

Christ is the resurrection and the life.  Anything dead in my life must come back to life by the word of the Lord. Anything living in my life shall not die in the Name of Jesus.

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