“He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live” (John 11:25).
Christ talks here over the Resurrection which comes on the basis of faith. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25, 26).
Today, many people do not believe the life after death. The thought of the eternity is not in them at all. But we do have the Resurrection and the eternal joy of heaven in Christianity after death. Those who complete the run as a sinner and wicked will receive the eternal judgement after death. The hade and the sea of fire are in store for them.
During the Second Coming of Christ, when he descends from heaven with the sound of the trumpet, those who died in Christ will rise first (I Thessalonians 4:16). The hour will come in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice. “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet” (I Corinthians 15:51).
What do the wise people of the world believe in? Every second they spend here, they are with the thought that they are running towards their grave. They believe in the burial of their bodies in the earth and the worms eroding them. But for us who believe, there is a high expectation. What is our belief? “For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (I Corinthians 15:52).
“So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body” (I Corinthians 15:42-44).
There is a glorious expectation of God over you. Lord Jesus said, “If you would believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40). “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:18).
Dear children of God, the Coming of God is very near now. This is the time in which the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father. When He comes with the glorious angels, you will see His glory through your faith.
To meditate: “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” (I Corinthians 16:13).