Because I Live, You Shall Live Also

Eyewitness: pp.226, 227
Eyewitness Stories: John 14:17, 19, 26
John 14: 17, 19, 26 NASB
Romans 8:2, 6 NASB
In Your Bible: John 14:26; Romans 8:2 and 8:6

Jesus abruptly told his disciples he must go away and counseled them with encouraging words. These words would empower them to tell everyone they encountered about the Son of God. He said, “Because I live, you shall live also” (John 14:19b NASB).

Life in Christ

Paul writes. . . For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. That was for a purpose . . . In order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us [believers], who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8: 2,4 NASB).

Other versions of Scripture, use a picture to embrace sin as a yoke or a burden we’re attached to or actually binding us. And that is precisely what life can be if we allow sin to run in our life. Jesus came to set us free . . . . the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace (Romans 8:6 NASB). Selah.

The Holy Spirit

John writes what Jesus promised . . . “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:26 NASB).

This should bolster confidence that God, the Father continues to help, guide, counsel and encourage the believer in his daily walk. Thank you Jesus for saying, “Because I live, you shall live also” (John 14:19b NASB).

Prayer: Father, Your Spirit within helps me remember what Jesus taught all the disciples, as I am one with them.

Questions: When did you realize that sin is a burden we carry but can be obliterated by faith in Jesus? How has that become powerful for you?

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