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Msg #1429 The Resurrection and The Life

Msg #1429 The Resurrection and The Life

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #1429 The Resurrection and The Life

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

While approaching the tomb of Lazarus the Lord Jesus announced, "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." Jesus describes himself with seven I-AM likenesses in the Gospel According to John. I am the bread, I am the light, I am the door, I am the good shepherd, and here, I am the resurrection and the life. Coming up in chapter 14 and 15, I am the way, the truth, and the life, and, I am the true vine. Consider how the scribes, pharisees and lawyers winced every time Jesus said it, "I-AM." "I-AM" and "Jehovah" are inseparably connected in the poetry of the Hebrew language. God told Moses, "I AM THAT I AM: Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." In Hebrew it is AHYH, while Jehovah is YHOH. When Jesus said "I am..." he knew what he was doing, and when, in the Revelation of Jesus Christ, he said, "I am the Alpha and Omega," there can be no doubt about what he was saying in all these instances. We worship and pray to the Lord Jesus Christ, because he is our God. In John 11 he announces that he is the resurrection and the life, because of his pending resurrection, not because of Lazarus'. Because He had lives in a resurrected body, so shall we. Notice, once more, that this only applies to the believer. "Well, I like a lot of the teachings of Jesus" does not cut it, even for Mr. President. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Got life? Don't delay!

 

An Essay for week #29 07/20/2014

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