Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, 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? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. 

John 11:21-27

Our Lord Jesus came to end death’s reign. And he demonstrated His mission and power by giving life to the dead in several instances in His ministry before His crucifixion and resurrection. For example the son of the widow at the gate of the city of Nain, again the twelve-year-old daughter of Jairus. But much more Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany. But ultimately His own resurrection. And so, for us to walk in the resurrection power, we must die first. Because resurrection power is most effective in and through those who have identified with Jesus in His death.