As an example, consider Jesus’ life. The chief priests planned to kill Jesus and Lazarus. Jesus had raised Lazarus from death which made Jesus popular among the people. John tells us, “A large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was (in Bethany) and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to him and putting their faith in him” (John 12:9-11).
The chief priests had a fool-proof plan. Kill Jesus, kill Lazarus, and they would retain their political power. They did kill Jesus, but he resurrected. They may have killed Lazarus, as he is never mentioned again among Jesus’ disciples. If so, he resurrected again, as will all of Jesus’ faithful followers. Jesus and Lazarus live on, while the chief priests burn in hell.
No matter what men plan, God alone has the power over life and death, then, now and forever.