“I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” John 11:25-26
This verse from the Book of John is very encouraging to those who understand it. On the other hand, it could be very confusing for people who have not been educated in the Bible for very long. There are many different aspects or parts to this verse and this blog post couldn’t possible contain the depth of this verse. I will make an attempt to sum it up, in an effort to give you a word of encouragement. It begins by Christ explaining who he is…”the resurrection and the life”. In other words, it is the resurrection that represents everlasting life. After all, the resurrection is the culminating moment in time that conquered death for all of eternity. Keep in mind, this verse, like many verses in the Bible is two-fold…meaning you can’t just accept one part of a verse and not the other. More specifically, many times something is required of man in order to receive something from God. In this case, man must die to live! This is the requirement to receive the reward of the resurrection, which is eternal life. What Christ meant is that you must die to the things of the world that cause you to be separated from Him. Christ was explaining that through him is everlasting life, because he is the one who conquered death for you. So yes indeed, YOU SHALL LIVE but the real question is…WILL YOU DIE TO LIVE?