“And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John
Since Martha is distraught about the death of her brother Lazarus, Jesus has just
attempted to convince her of his power to resurrect Lazarus physically. Then He has
inserted the reality of one being resurrected to life eternal.
In this verse he tries to make sure she understands the reality of His teaching: those
who remain faithful will be resurrected to a state of living on eternally with Him in
the next life. She says in the following verse that she understands.
Our message from this verse is that we shall all die physically, but those who are
faithful to the Lord have the promise of moving on to a state of never dying
again—that is, we can enjoy the benefits of eternal life in heaven for ever and ever.