John 14:19 Yet a little while and the world beholds Me no longer, but you behold Me; because I live, you also shall live (Recovery Version).
There were two birds [in Genesis 15:9] and the number two means testimony, bearing witness (Acts 5:32). The two living birds bear testimony of Christ as the resurrected One living in us and for us (John 14:19-20; Galatians 2:20). The living Jesus is the testimony, the One who constantly bears witness. In Revelation 1 the Lord Jesus said, “I am…the living One, and I became dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever” (v. 18). His living forever is His testimony, for the testimony of Jesus is always related to the matter of being living. If a local church is not living, it does not have the testimony of Jesus. The more living we are, the more we are the testimony of the living Jesus. (Life-Study of Genesis, ch. 45)