BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: Whoso believeth in me, even if he shall have died, and believes in me, will assuredly not die for ever, Ἐγώ εἰμι ἡ ἀνάστασις καὶ ἡ ζωή, ἡ ἀνάστασις καὶ ἡ ζωή. Though he were dead - Faith does not save from temporal death; but although the believer, as others, will die a temporal death, yet he will hereafter have life. Here he appeared as Resurrection come in the flesh. This is the opening sentence in the litany for the dead in the Book of Common Prayer; and its healing, comforting message has echoed over millions of graves, and as bodies were buried at sea, or wherever the bereaved have turned in sorrow from the unanswering faces of their beloved dead. Likewise, when you face your last enemy, death, you want the Savior and not a doctrine written in a book. Have convictions never, so to speak, knocked the life of God out of your soul? Our life in Christ is a hope; by death it rises into its consummation. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. Go to. Jesus imparts eternal life to those who believe in Him. Questionless (saith a reverend man, Mr S. Ward) justifying faith is not beneath miraculous in the sphere of its own activity, and where it hath warrant of God’s word, &c. BibliographyTrapp, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/john-11.html. 1896. All true life is in Christ. the resurrection; where (as is usual in Scripture) the effect is put for the cause: I am the resurrection, is no more than, I am, and shall be, the principal cause of the resurrection: the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, John 5:28. As death comes by sin, it is His to dissolve it; and as life flows through His righteousness, it is His to communicate and eternally maintain it (Romans 5:21). This is clear because He dealt with the two concepts of resurrection and life separately in the discussion that followed. And have you not sunk at times in your soul into such miserable deadness of spirit, that it seemed that not only there and then you were devoid of all grace, but that it was an impossibility for grace ever again to renew and revive your soul? He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Likewise, when you face your last enemy, death, you want the Savior and not a doctrine written in a book. ‘Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you that God should raise the dead?’ Why, indeed? 1857. This means far more than an assertion of Jesus' power to raise Lazarus, extending to all the dead who ever lived (John 5::24-29). Take David in his mournful journey, when he went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet, and wept as he went up barefoot, with his head covered, at the time of Absalom"s rebellion. As is often the case in John’s Gospel Jesus is recorded as using the same words with subtlety different meanings. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Thus it is that death everywhere holds dominion, for the death of the soul is nothing else than its being estranged and turned aside from God. "Commentary on John 11:25". So likewise such that have been dead in sin, and dead in law, under a sentence of condemnation, as all mankind are in Adam, and being in a natural and sinful estate, and as the chosen of God themselves are; yet being brought to believe in Christ, that is, to see the excellency and suitableness of him as a Saviour, and the necessity of salvation by him; to go out of themselves to him, disclaiming their own righteousness; venture their souls upon him, give up themselves to him, trust in him, and depend upon him for eternal life and salvation; these live spiritually; they appear to have a principle of life in them; they breathe after spiritual things; they see the Son of God, and behold his glory; they handle the word of life; they speak the language of Canaan, and walk by faith on Christ, as they have received him; they live a life of sanctification and justification; they are manifestly in Christ, and have him, an interest in him, and so must have life; they live comfortably; they live by faith on Christ, and his righteousness, and have communion with him here, and expect to have, and shall have eternal life hereafter. "Commentary on John 11:25". To be ourselves the subject of this miracle of love and power, to be personally and inwardly restored to a sinless perfection ami raised to the glory of an endless life, as if death and sin had never entered, or we had never fallen, is among those things which we almost "believe not for joy." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/john-11.html. He had power to do it now as well as then. When Christ died, he bore the sins of this poor dead soul in his body on the tree, and thus atoned for them and put them away. "John Lightfoot Commentary on the Gospels". He asserts that in the true thought of the spiritual life the fact of physical death does not interrupt that life. And why did the Lord answer that prayer, if it were not the prayer of faith? The temporary separation of soul and body is here regarded as not even interrupting, much less impairing, the new and everlasting life imparted by Jesus to His believing people. Charles Schribner's Sons. He has brought the happy spirits to earth that from the earth their bodies may be summoned; this is not the general Resurrection, but the first and special Resurrection of those who love the Lord Who redeemed them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/john-11.html. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Commentary on John 11:25". he that believeth in me, though … dead … shall he live — that is, The believer‘s death shall be swallowed up in life, and his life shall never sink into death. This was really a double claim. 1874-1909. Martha believed a resurrection to take place at the last day; but Christ tells her he had now the power whereby it should be effected lodged in his hands: from whence it was easy to infer, that he who could raise the world of men that had been dead many ages, could, doubtless, raise one man that had been dead only a few days. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". So likewise such that have been dead in sin, and dead in law, under a sentence of condemnation, as all mankind are in Adam, and being in a natural and sinful estate, and as the chosen of God themselves are; yet being brought to believe in Christ, that is, to see the excellency and suitableness of him as a Saviour, and the necessity of salvation by him; to go out of themselves to him, disclaiming their own righteousness; venture their souls upon him, give up themselves to him, trust in him, and depend upon him for eternal life and salvation; these live spiritually; they appear to have a principle of life in them; they breathe after spiritual things; they see the Son of God, and behold his glory; they handle the word of life; they speak the language of Canaan, and walk by faith on Christ, as they have received him; they live a life of sanctification and justification; they are manifestly in Christ, and have him, an interest in him, and so must have life; they live comfortably; they live by faith on Christ, and his righteousness, and have communion with him here, and expect to have, and shall have eternal life hereafter. 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