Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25-26.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
As we continue to delve into the unfathomable riches I have put in Christ Jesus, My Word, who is God with you, for you and in you, we come to the fifth “I AM” revelation of Jesus. “I AM the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25-26. Jesus revealed this glorious truth in the context of the premature death of Lazarus and the raising of Lazarus back to continue his earthly existence in his healed and restored mortal body until such time as his assignment was done on earth, but He was also speaking of the resurrection to eternal life in a glorified body designed for immortality in My Kingdom where there is no death, mourning or pain. I have given Jesus the authority to raise you up on the Last Day, and He Himself will do it, which then becomes the eternal Day. John 6:39-40.There is no night in My Kingdom.
Resurrection power. This is immense power, beyond the greatest power discovered for use by man. This is My power that took the mangled body of Jesus, that was beyond recognition even to be human from how badly mutilated He was, from the lowest pit in hell, up out of that place of damnation, out of the grave, to stand in resplendent beauty beyond the light of the sun and brought Him up to the Kingdom of Heaven and seated Him at the right hand of the majesty on high to forever make intercession for you as your great and eternal High Priest. For it was fitting for you to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like the high priests of the Old Covenant, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. Hebrews 7:26-27. He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises, the New Covenant sealed in His blood. Hebrews 8:6; Luke 22:20. And ultimately, it is a covenant of resurrection and life with Me forever.
And Jesus did not just say He brings resurrection and life, He said He is the resurrection and the life. He is speaking of Christ in you, YOUR HOPE OF GLORY. I revealed this mystery to My apostle Paul and what he saw in this made him write under the inspiration of My Spirit, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21. And to what power was he referring? He defines that for you in an earlier prayer on your behalf, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power which He has put in us who believe in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:18-23. You can be filled with all My fullness for in Christ you are made complete and in Him dwells all the fullness of divinity in bodily form. Colossians 2:9-10.
When Jesus walked among you as one like you in all things but sin, My resurrection power and life was present in Him by the indwelling Holy Spirit that came upon Him at His baptism in the Jordan River and remained. John 1:32. And wherever He was present, the power to heal and give life was present. Luke 5:17. And crowds sought to touch Him, for power came out from Him and healed them all. Luke 6:19. Do you recall the woman with the issue of blood? She had been wasting away for twelve years with an illness that no doctor or medicine was able to resolve, but when she heard about Jesus she developed faith for healing if she only touched the corner of His robe. And when she did the power went out from Jesus, the resurrection and the life, into her mortal body and quickened it. The bleeding stopped and well being pervaded her body where once unwholeness had been. Upon Him would be the chastisement that makes you whole. Isaiah 53:5.
But now I have raised Jesus from the dead by that same resurrection power, the power of My Spirit, and He ascended to My right hand and received the promise of the Holy Spirit and poured Him out upon His body, the church, the body of believers in His Name, again filling the earth and living in the heart of each believer. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus breathes Him into you when you are born again so He is in you, John 20:22, and then baptizes you in Him (pours the Holy Spirit on you) so He is upon you to anoint you for the assignment I have given to you.
Now, in you, that resurrection power and life is filling the earth. You can touch it, you can connect with it, you can experience it quickening your mortal body and through you reaching others. That is why My Son told you to lay your hands on the sick and they would recover.
Let us consider the promise that goes with this “I AM” revelation of Jesus. “I AM the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25-26. THIS IS A GUARANTEE OF ETERNAL LIFE IN MY KINGDOM WITH ME. If you who believe should depart from this life in natural physical death at this very moment, you would not be dead in the sense of ceasing to exist. You would be absent from the body of mortality but present to Me in My Kingdom. The “real” you is your spirit and soul. Your body is merely your earthly dwelling, your “tent” as Peter and Paul called it for your habitation authority on earth, but it cannot dwell in the supernatural light of Heaven, it is made from and for the earth and cannot inherit the Kingdom. There are earthly bodies made of earthly substance and there are heavenly bodies made of heavenly substance. If you died today I would clothe you in glory and you would look very much as you do in your earthly body except with no flaws and perfect form. But you would be spirit. On the last day, when the redemption of your body takes place, you will receive the glorious immortal glorified body as your heavenly dwelling for your spirit and soul. You still await that, but it will take place at the catching up into the clouds with My Son and that is only for believers. Then redemption will be complete in every area of your life—spirit, soul, and body. I am faithful and I will bring it to pass. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.
So you see if you die to mortal existence before the catching up with My Son then you are with Me and death is merely an awakening to a new day that will never end where there is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. But for every believer who is living at the time of the catching up in the clouds with My Son, there will be no physical death but you shall all be changed. Mortality will be swallowed up by immortality, and weakness by strength, flaws by perfection, old age by youth, and death will be no more for you who have believed in My Son. You will all be at the marriage feast of the Lamb in glory and splendor beyond all you can ask or imagine.
And this is certain in Christ Jesus. So rejoice! If you only believe, you shall see My glory on you!
And how is this foreshadowed in the Tabernacle of Moses? In the Holy of Holies. For I will raise you up to be in My presence forever. The Holy of Holies is on the far west side of the Tabernacle, signifying the end of your journey, and it ends there with Me and the only way to Me is Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life.
And this resurrection power and life are the anointing that lit the lamp of your spirit when you took Jesus as your Lord and now that light is searching through all your innermost parts, repairing, restoring, renewing, and quickening. Proverbs 20:27. Release it by faith. Fan it into flame by faith.
I love you. Jesus is the resurrection and the life, your faith in Him has great reward and it is eternal.