Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me… shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25

On earth Jesus walked with a conscious awareness of His true identity as God. His “I am” statements revealed His complete union and solidarity with God. Every time He proclaimed His “I am” name, the superior reality of heaven took dominion over every other name.

When Lazarus, the one Whom He loved, died He declared “I am the resurrection and the life.” Mary, Martha, and their surrounding friends were too caught up in the sorrow of Lazarus’ death and their own reasoning that they could not comprehend Jesus’ proclamation, the present tense reality of His Name.

Despite the unbelief of his close friends, Jesus continued to stand in His Name, in His identity as the resurrection and the life. When “He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth!” death lost its grip and Lazarus was raised from the dead.  John 11:42

On Easter Jesus demonstrated beyond a shadow of doubt the supremacy of His name – “I am the resurrection and the life.” History records not only Jesus’ death on the cross and HIs burial, but it records His glorious resurrection from the dead and HIs ascension into heaven. The heavily guarded tomb where Jesus’ mutilated body laid was found empty. In Revelation 1:18 Jesus declares, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen!”

Today as you celebrate Easter, remember to capitalize and magnify the name of Jesus Christ!

Jesus is now seated at God’s right hand “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but the age to come.” (Ephesians. 1:19-20)  As a Christian, you are seated in Christ in the heavenly places far above every name that is named. (Eph. 2:8)   Every moment of every day it is your privilege and honor to walk with a conscious awareness of your position and identity in Christ, declaring who you are in the face of all opposition.

Today, as you celebrate Easter, remember to capitalize and magnify the name of Jesus Christ!  Keep the name of Jesus Christ in the center of your heart and upon your lips. Allow your conversations to focus on Who He is as the great “I AM”! As you do this, coronavirus and every other name that is tormenting you must bow its name to our Most High God!


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