I AM the Resurrection And The Life
John MacArthur uttered these words from “John 5;25-26, our Lord made it explicitly clear when He said this, “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and will come forth; those who did the good to a resurrection of life and those who committed the evil to a resurrection of damnation or judgment.” Everybody will be raised from the dead.There will be a resurrection body for hell and a resurrection body for heaven.Death is not the end of anyone. “
In John 11:25 Jesus declared to Martha brother Lazarus who was dead for four days. I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. John MacArthur stated these word a sermon called I Am the Resurrection and the Life,“ Jesus is the resurrection and the life because He is life. He has the power to create out of nothing, and He has the power to raise the dead because He is life. He doesn’t draw His life from anyone else or anywhere else. Life itself exists in Him. He is life. This is His nature, and He is eternal life, who has been alive eternally and that life He granted to His creation. Everything that exists, everything that exists in the spiritual and physical world, He made. The inanimate things He made and the animate things that live, He made. From the smallest cell to the most complex human being, He gave life to everything that lives.
Furthermore he stated, “He is the Creator of life, and because He is the life, He will raise all the dead and give them a body suited for their eternal dwelling. Death is not the end. Death is a split second transition.”
KJV Bible Commentary He raises those who are dead in sin) and the life (He gives to them eternal life). Those who believe in Christ, though they may die physically, shall live. Beyond that, those who really have Christ’s life shall never die. Reformation Study Bible states 11:25 I am the resurrection and the life. This is repeated in part in 14:6 (Acts 3:15; Heb. 7:16). Life for the believer does not end at death, but continues eternally as an endless life of fellowship with God. This is true for those who, like Lazarus, were in the tomb as well as for those who are still alive.
On March 8th 2012 at 130 PM my mother pass away in my journal I wrote the following “Her mouth was left wide opened as thou she was asleep. Often, while she was a sleep on the Lazy boy her mouth would be wide opened while sleeping as scripture states, in 1 Corinthians 15;18 “Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.” To me mother is only asleep and will wake up in heaven because she believe in the atoning works of Christ. A beginning of a new journey her.
It only confessing your sins believing Christ die on the cross and took your sins and replace with His righteousness would guarantee new resurrected body in heaven, and we need not to fear death. As scriptures declares, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:53-57
Warren Wiersbe we realize that we are saved by the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and not by a doctrine written in a book. When we know Him faith, we need not fear the shadow of death. 1 John 5:11-12
Romans 6;8-9 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him, 9 because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, will not die again. Death no longer rules over Him.
I AM The Way The Truth And The Life
John14;6 ;When Jesus declares that He was the way the truth and the life He was declaring He alone is only the way through heaven gates. Its through the atoning works of the cross that salvation is accomplished, and will cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “The way to God is not by the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, ordinances, church membership—it is through Christ and Christ alone.” As scriptures declares,”A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way.The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for the one who walks the path.
To proclaim that there are many roads to heaven is to misleading the people and forget the necessity of Jesus coming and His redemption plan to mankind. Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote, “Well now that’s a mighty exclusive way of salvation. Yes it is exclusive, in fact it rules out everything else. The world truly hates the idea of the exclusive nature of Christianity’s claims. They think it is so narrow minded or so arrogant for anyone to suggest that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.”It’s fatal to get on the wrong road to salvation.
Remember Jesus stated “I am the way, the truth, the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Either He is lying or telling the truth.
Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote, “Call it narrow minded, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way. Call it arrogant, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way, it’s Peter’s way, it’s the way of the Scriptures.” Further more he wrote, “ But so far as the way of salvation is concerned, the Scriptures are plain and clear, we trust Christ. , “I’m the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
Dr. S.Lewis Johnson wrote, “we are going to the Father’s house by way of the Son who is in union with the Father. Now if this is true, then all other ways are wrong ways. When a man leaves the rest of the crowd and goes out and gets on the airplane of good works, he’s got on the wrong plane. “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.” If a man leaves the gate and goes out and gets on the airplane of the way of reformation, he’s gotten on the wrong plane, he’s going to the wrong place.”
I AM The True Vine
16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Matthew 7; 16-20
John 15:1,5 In verse 5 Jesus states,“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.”
The Greek word for the is aμπελος meaning a vine, grape-vine. Only Christ Himself is the true Vine, in whom the people of God are formed into the mystical body of Christ. This is the fruit of His love (redemption). Compare Jn 15:1,4,5 with 1 Cor.12:13.
The Greek word for branch is klados: meaning a young tender shoot, then: a branch; met: of descendants.
A person who love the Lord Jesus, and His atoning works realize that they need to be one with Christ to bear much fruits. A vine branch has one great purpose—to bear fruit. But it is good for fruit-bearing—as long as it abides in the vine. But it is good for fruit-bearing—as long as it abides in the vine.
Got question wrote,16 So, we depend on Jesus for everything, starting with our very life—“For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28)—and including our reconciliation with God through Him (Romans 5:10). No one can serve God effectively until he is connected with Jesus Christ by faith. Jesus is our only connection with the God who gave life and who produces in us a fruitful life of righteousness and service.
NIV Study Bible Notes. “A living union with Christ is absolutely necessary; without it there is nothing. apart from me you can do nothing.”Got A question This illustration of the vine and branches is no thoughtless generality or careless simile. It is absolute, stark reality. No believer can achieve anything of spiritual value independently of Christ Jesus. He also reminds us that there are some who are “in” Him who bear no fruit.
Reformed Study Bible “The total inability of the unregenerate sinner makes saving grace absolutely necessary for the beginning, the development, and the completion of salvation.
Warren Wiersbe The symbolism of the Vine and branches is similar to that of the Head and the body: we have a living relationship to Christ and belong to Him.
As Scriptures declares ,”You will recognize them lby their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, mevery healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 nEvery tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them lby their fruits.”
Jesus declares, “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
Believer Bible Commentary wrote Sometimes we pray, “Lord, help me to live my life for You.” It would be better to pray, “Lord Jesus, live out Your life through me.” Without Christ, we can do nothing.