February 27, 2022

Jesus said, “…. Because I live, you also will live” (John 14:19b).

Jesus lives.  He lives at this very moment – reigning as king of kings from the right hand of his father.  He lived and died.  But death could not hold the sinless Son of God; thus Jesus rose in victory for our justification.  As Christians, we are united to Christ by Spirit-born and Spirit-gifted faith.  His life is our life – his victory is our victory – his resurrection is our resurrection.  As Paul will later explain in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus rose as the firstfruits – the token, pledge, and model – of the great resurrection harvest on the last day.  Our future resurrection is as certain as Jesus’ past resurrection.  Indeed, because Jesus now lives, so we have assurance that we will live with him unto eternity!  May we rejoice!!!