Jesus is the Resurrection – John 11:1-45
Can you think of something in your life now, or in the past, you would consider a “God Thing”? In other words, it wouldn’t have happened without Divine intervention. Lois and I met at a Hospice Grief class and were soon married. We believe our marriage is a “God Thing”.
The “God Thing” in the Gospel of John, is Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. We see the glories of Christ revealed in an astonishing manner. “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God …”. 2 Corinthians 3:5
In the Greek text of Johns’ gospel, we find our Lord’s “I AM” mentioned twenty three times. He joins His “I Am” with seven tremendous metaphors, which are expressive of His saving relationship toward the world.
Jesus speaking to Martha; “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-27 She said to Him, “yes Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” Martha believes this truth as an event in the far-off future, so remote from the present life, indeed, as to be powerless to comfort her now. Jesus’ first two words, “I AM”, teaches Martha that resurrection is to be thought of as His person, and that is to be thought as present. Lazarus was raised after four days of being in the grave and the process of decomposition started. (John 11:39) The resurrection of Lazarus is the most dramatic sign in John’s Gospel. The reason for the miracle was to authenticate Jesus’ claims to be the Messiah and Son of God.
One of the great tenets of Scripture is the claim that Jesus Christ is completely sufficient for all matters of life and godliness.
Would you like to experience “The God Thing”? Ask the Holy Spirit to take control of your life.
“The counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I said to you.” John 14:26