Jesus – The Resurrection and the Life

Article written by Brother Bledsoe

 

Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.

For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth–those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation
John 5:25-29.

Authority (exousia) was given to Jesus as the Son of Man but all power was innate in Him as the Son of God.  When Jesus went to the home of Lazarus, who had died, He told Mary and Martha that He was the resurrection and the life. When He went to the tomb of Lazarus and said, “Lazarus, come forth,” the man in the tomb had no choice but to come back to life and get out the best way he could whether it was to hop or to crawl.

The Son of God has all power

While the spirit and soul of every departed believer is in the presence of the Lord, their dead bodies are waiting to hear His voice as He said in verse 25, and when they do, they will live again. They will live again, not with the mortal body that they died with but with an immortal body that they will be resurrected with.

These verses reveal that the Son of God has all power and the Son of Man is given power to do the will of God while on this earth.

Those who hear will live

Jesus said, “Do not marvel at this.”  Why would He say that? The reason is simple: the whole idea of a bodily resurrection was foreign to them. Yet, that is what Jesus is saying to them and it is the event that brings hope to everyone who believes on the Lord. Those who hear will live.

Yes, Jesus is the Son of God and yes, He has the power (dunamis) and the authority (exousia) to make it happen. No, we are not fools for believing, (even though the ungodly may say so) so, let us never give up the hope that is in us through the promises in His Word.

Be blessed.

Pastor Jim Bledose - Prayer ministry and weekly devotion author at Life Church in Phoenix
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