I was privileged to attend the Cisco Live event in Orlando Florida back in 2008. There I met a gentleman named Taiwo who wore a tag, identifying that he worked for a technology company whose software we corporately used. I told Taiwo that I was looking to talk with someone from his company so I could get help with some issues we were dealing with software wise.
Taiwo replied, “I am the software you are looking for”. What he meant, I found out later, was that he owned and ran the company that developed the software of which I had traveled thousands of miles to seek help for. As you can conclude, I was able to turn the problematic software into a very useful tool for the organization because I now had access to Taiwo – who was the software.
We read in John 11 about Martha who expressed to Jesus her understanding that her dead brother Lazarus will rise again in the resurrection on the last day. She was a scriptural woman, she understood how things worked all things being equal. She sought someone to console her with God’s promise of the future resurrection. But Jesus countered with a profound statement, He said:
I am the resurrection, and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die . Believest thou this? – John 11:25
In other words, Jesus was saying that the resurrection is not just a far off event to come, it is not just a special day. It is not just a company or software, It is I. I am that resurrection you’ve read and heard about. I embody the entirety of resurrection. If you come in contact with me and believe in me, then you are not going to be resurrected, YOU ARE ALREADY RESURRECTED. Amen Halleluiah. I feel religious right now.
What is that dead thing in your life that you desire to be resurrected? Have you met the resurrection and the life? It is a person you know, He is the the Lord Jesus Christ. Even now, the resurrection can resurrect your dream, your business, your marriage, you name it. Those dry bones can live again. Those dry seasons can be restored with seasons of abundant rain. Just like Taiwo could unequivocally state that he was (embodied) the software I was seeking to get help on. Even more so, Jesus Christ is the resurrection you so desperately need TODAY!