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Life After Death Now

Today’s Reading: John 11:14-27


John 11:25 — “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live.”


God promises life after death. By natural sight and reason, Jesus arrived too late to save Lazarus from death. Lazarus had already been in a tomb for four days when his sister Martha met Jesus and He told Martha, “Your brother will rise again.”


 Martha knew the Jewish doctrine of the resurrection of the body on the last day and had faith in it. She believed that either Lazarus would have lived if Jesus had come sooner, or would live again sometime in the distant future, but she had not thought Lazarus would live in the present. 


Jesus is the I AM, the very present God who helps us in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus was there in the moment, not in the past or the future; Jesus was in the now.


Jesus was making His divinity known. He wanted to show that we can experience resurrection life now through Him. Paul wrote, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” (Romans 8:11).


We will experience life after death. We will pass from death unto life in the future when we die, for the believer is immediately present with the Lord when he dies.  But in the present, in the now of our lives, we can experience the power that raised Jesus from the dead in our bodies! 


We live in bodies that are under the curse of sin and death, but the Holy Spirit lives in us to give us resurrection power over sin today. We can enjoy spiritual life in our spirit, soul, and body! We have been made alive together with Christ (Ephesians 2:5) by grace through faith. Hallelujah!



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“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” (Romans 8:11).


It is my body, my thoughts, and my life that I consider to be my own, but the fact that the Holy Spirit always dwells within my body is a truly amazing truth. As I wish, as I think, I must ask and receive confirmation from the Lord, Holy Spirit who is with me every time, not just by my thoughts.

I am not alone. The Spirit of the Lord, Holy Spirit is with me yesterday, today and…


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