Lazarus was dead! Yet Jesus told Martha, “Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” Then He asked, “Believest thou this?” That was a question not only for Martha, but also for you and for me and today’s devotional will help you answer it. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 11:26 (ESV)26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
“Yes, Lord, we believe it; we shall never die. Our soul may be separated from our body, and this is death of a kind; but our soul shall never be separated from God, which is the true death — the death which was threatened to sin — the death penalty which is the worst that can happen. We believe this most assuredly, for who shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord? We are members of the Body of Christ; will Christ lose parts of His body? We are married to Jesus; will He be bereaved and widowed? It is not possible. There is a life within us which is not capable of being divided from God: yea, and the Holy Spirit dwells within us, and how then can we die? Jesus, Himself, is our life, and therefore there is no dying for us, for He cannot die again. In Him we died unto sin once, and the capital sentence cannot a second time be executed. Now we live, and live forever. The reward of righteousness is life everlasting, and we have nothing less than the righteousness of God, and therefore can claim the very highest reward.
“Living and believing, we believe that we shall live and enjoy. Wherefore we press forward with full assurance that our life is secure in our living Head.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith: Precious Promises for Daily Readings, (Ross-Shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, n.d.), p. 193]