We think that Life comes first, and death follows. But, think of death happening first, then Life follows. It happens when we first believe. We were DEAD in sin, until God brings us the word of LIFE. The butterfly seems to DIE, then comes back to LIFE!
Death comes first.
"Unless a corn of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone.
But, if it dies, it brings forth much fruit." (John 12:24)
Let's begin with a very basic Universal Principle: “First comes Death,.. then comes Life!” I know, it sounds backwards.