58. Verse 18. And am He that liveth, signifies who alone is life, and from whom alone life is. Jehovah, in the Word of the Old Testament, calls Himself the living, and He that liveth, because He alone lives; for He is love itself and wisdom itself, and these are life. That there is one only life, which is God, and that angels and men are recipients of life from Him, is abundantly shown in Angelic Wisdom concerning Divine Love and Wisdom. Jehovah calls Himself "the living" and "He that liveth" (Isa. 38:18-19; Jer. 5:2; 12:16; 16:14-15; 23:7-8; 46:18; Ezek. 5:11). The Lord as to His Divine Human also is life, because the Father and He are one; therefore He says:
As the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself (John 5:26).
Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25).
Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
In the beginning was the Word, and God was the Word; in Him was life; and the Word became flesh (John 1:1-4, 14).
Because the Lord is the only life, it follows that from Him alone life is derived; therefore He says:
Because I live, ye shall live also (John 14:19).