I am the resurrection and the life

I am the resurrection and the life is one of the I am names of Jesus (Yeshua‘) found in John’s gospel. Jesus does not just give us life; He is our life. Colossians 3:4 says that Christ is our life. In Galatians 2:20 Paul talks about the life of every follower of Jesus: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

When Jesus returns, we will burst into fullness of resurrection life with Him. That is the future hope contained in this name of Jesus.

I am the resurrection and the life in Greek:

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life" pictured in the Greek text of John 15:1

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” The Greek text of John 15:1.

He anastasis kai hē zōē

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 386, 2222

Bible reference: John 11:25

Martha answered, “I know [Lazarus] will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:24-26 NIV)

There are no similar names for God the Father, but Jesus was called the Risen One by angels at the empty tomb and several names speak of God as living or as the source of life.

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