Live Forever

In John 11:26, Jesus said that He was the resurrection and the life and whoever believes in Him though He may die, He will live, and then He closes off the statement with a question.  Do you believe this?  This is quite the question.  Do you and I really believe this statement?  Do we believe that when we trust in Jesus Christ that we may die yet we shall live?  The hope of the Christian is that we will have both eternal and abundant life.  This has been the foundational statement for the Christian from the thief on the cross until now.  Stephen as he was being stoned and was passing from this life to the next, saw Jesus and made the statement, "I see Jesus sitting at the right hand of God."  Stephen had that hope.  His hope and ours is based on this statement and others that Jesus made concerning His resurrection.  Even today some 1500 people will give their lives around the world for Jesus Christ.  They will gladly suffer martyrdom for a belief that Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life.  The question is again do we believe this?  Do not let doubt, the rational of the world rob you of your hope, future and inheritance in Christ.  Jesus is the resurrection and the life.  Believe, stand and walk in this statement.  You may die and pass from this world to the next but you will live.  Paul puts it beautifully, he said, "I may be absent from the body but I will be in the presence of the Lord."  So today walk and stand on this reality for serve Him in the light of eternity in anticipation and hope.