Monday, January 3, 2011

Jesus Demonstrates Ressurection and Life Power - John 20

John 20
The Empty Tomb
1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
You know what is awesome about Jesus? He is just like His Father and has to demonstrate the power of God. In this act He proves that He is who He said He was and that NO other God is able to rise from the dead and live.

Jesus said "I am the resurrection and the life."  Only He can say "I am" in front of "the resurrrection and the life."  That name "I am" is a name God took for Himself.  If you look at it form the grammatical standpoint, "I am" says that you "always are" what you put after the two words "I am."  So If I say "I am sick."  I exist in a state of illness, until I decided to name myself something else.

So when Jesus stated that "I am the resurrection and the life."  He was say that He exist as "resurrection and the life".  Jesus simply is those two things.  What an advantage for the believer huh? When you've lost something, Jesus can resurrect and make it live again.


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