What Jesus Did! 'Untouchable Life!' — John 11:25-26

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection. I am life. The person that believes in me will have life {again} after he dies. And the person that lives and believes in me will never really die. Martha, do you believe this?"
— John 11:25-26 NLT
Illustration of John 11:25-26 NLT — "I am the resurrection."

Key Thought

You will never perish! Did you catch that promise embedded in Jesus' words? Jesus says: 1) Lazarus will be raised (right now); 2) those whose bodies die will be raised to live again; and 3) those who believe in me will never die! We readily accept the first two, but most of us have never really grasped the third one. However, Paul tells us in Romans 6 that when we are baptized, we share in Jesus' death and die to sin. That means we've died the only death that truly matters, because now we are alive to God in Christ Jesus. My life (your life) and his life are fused. His future is our future. His glory will be our glory. His resurrection is our resurrection. Do you believe this? If you do, then nothing is ever the same again!

Today's Prayer

Glorious God, my Abba Father, I ask for help to believe more strongly the words of Jesus. I want to live vibrantly, always alive to the promise that the true life that is me is tied to Jesus and Satan cannot defeat, destroy, or take that life from my Lord. Stir me to live more passionately, always alive to the moment knowing that my future with you is secure. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 8:35-39
  • Colossians 1:25-27
  • Colossians 3:1-4


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.