Today's verses are John 14:19.20: "Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." My child, I told my disciples that in a few hours they would see me no more. It was Thursday night. I would soon be facing the reality of betrayal, arrest and crucifixion.
But I also told them that "I will come to you." I promised them that I'd return to them in my resurrected body. They will not remain in their discouraged, disappointed, depressed states very long. I will come to them in my resurrection. I will show them that life will overcome death. Love will overcome hate. The power that will raise me from the dead is the strongest force in the universe.
Then I told them that because I live, they too will live. It's a powerful promise, again, rooted in my resurrection. I was telling them, and you, that because I was raised from the dead, my disciples too will be raised from the dead. I am the firstfruits of resurrection life. Those who believe in me will also be raised and never die. They too will conquer death. Death will have no more sting over anyone who believes in me!
My child, because I live, you can face tomorrow. Because I live, all fear is gone. Because I live, you live too. My resurrection life in you allows you to face anything and everything in life!
When you realize the reality of my resurrection, you will also realize this truth: I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I in you. Think about this astounding reality. I am perfectly in my Father and he is perfectly in me. We are co-joined in a perfect, living, eternal relationship. Also, when you accept me as your Lord and Savior, I come dwell in your heart. But you also dwell in me. We too are co-joined, like my Father and I are, in a perfect, living, eternal relationship of grace.
All this happens because I live. It is all true because I was raised from the dead.
My child, if I am in you and you are in me, like my Father in heaven and I are, that means you and I are inseparable. My Father and I can't be separated. We are inextricably joined together, forever in eternity. Therefore, the same is true for you and me. Nothing, not one thing, can ever separate you and me. Our love for one another is forever!
That means that you won't ever face anything in this life unless I am present with you. You will never walk alone. You will never be alone. You will never fight alone. I am yours. You are mine. Your life is my life. My life is your life. Your strength is my strength.
Believe this truth today. Walk in this truth today. Don't fear anything! The resurrected King of kings and Lord of lords walks with you today, in you today...and all days.
You can trust me today.