February 18th, 2015
As many of the prophetic passages do, Isaiah 26:19 reflects both a contemporary and a future reality. In expressing how the “dead will live” and how “their bodies will rise,” the song describes something of the restoration or “resurrection” that will take place for the people of God in Judah after their captivity in Babylon. Yet, the song also paints a picture of God’s eternal principle. He is a God of resurrection.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ affirms that He is Lord over all creation. His power is above the worst this world can dish out. The great promise of the gospel is that it is this very same power that is at work in us who have received Jesus Christ and who trust in Him. “That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead . . . (Ephesians 1:19-20).”
Eternal life means more than just living forever; it means being empowered to live in, and indwelt by, the radiating life of Jesus Christ.
Author: John Juneman