The Defeat of Death
Introduction: A woman mourns for her son, who drowned in a well. A friend of Hazrat Isa named Lazarus also died and was buried. Hazrat Isa raised Lazarus from the dead. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live (John 11:25).
How did Hazrat Isa raise Lazarus from the dead? He was not a normal person. God's power in him raised Lazarus from the dead.
Are you afraid of death and Judgment Day? Hazrat Isa says, I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die (Joh 11:25-26).
We need to believe in him before we die. What does receiving eternal life mean? Does it mean that we will live eternally in this world? No, it means that his life will be in us and we will live in him. After death we will receive a new body and will live with God.
Hazrat Isa also said that he will come back and take us to be with him (John 14:3).
God is offering us eternal life. Will we accept it?