Look at your Bible with me at John chapter 11 . We see that in verses 1-3 that Lazarus was sick and his sister's sent word to Jesus of his situation.
In verse 4 we see Jesus say,"... this sickness is not unto death,but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
This makes me think now, how many believers have situations in there lives that they do not understand and it looks bad. I want you to know that God knows about your situation and he is going to work it out for the good and for his glory.We see in the verse 6 that Jesus knew that Lazarus was sick, but he did not go immediataly to him, he waited two days. Why would Jesus do this, We might ask God , why are you waiting to bring my miracle, my anwer. I tell you God has a bigger picture in mind, and He is going to work it out. We see in verse 14 that Jesus admits " Lazarus is dead." in verse 15 he says,"And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe nevertheless let us go unto him." We see in verse 21 Martha comes to Jesus and says,"Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died." In verse 23 Jesus says, " Thy brother shall rise again." I feel compelled to say that it doesn't matter what dreams and hopes may have died, Jesus has the power to ressurect them . YOu see Jesus allowed this to happen because he knew that He was going to raise up Lazarus so that people might believe that he was God. He did not come when Martha wanted him too. How many times do we question God and say to him, if only you had came, I want to say to you that God's time table is not your time table . He is coming to restore in His time for a purpose greater than you can imagine. We see in verses 40 through 44 that Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead and many believe in Jesus because of this.
I have a testimony of God's miracle working power. You see three weeks ago my little neice was born with the blood vessels to her lungs closed. My family could of questioned God and asked why, but we stood on faith ,trusting God to heal her. Well today , her blood vessels are completely opened and she is breathing on her own. You see if God had not allowed the sickness to begin with he would of not been able to heal her and I would not of been able to tell you of His healing Power. How many dreams have been crushed, how many hopes have dimmed, I want to say unto you. Your dreams will live again, your promise will come back to life. What the enemy has tried to steal from you will be given back to you seven times. God is about to bring life to the visions and dreams you have allowed to die. The same Jesus who just healed my little neice, the same Jesus who raised Lazarus from the dead, is the same Jesus who is going to touch you now and to let your God given dreams live again for his glory. Shake off the grave clothes that the enemy has tried to keep you in. Shake off the past, shake off defeat, For Jesus says in this same chapter in John in verse 25, " 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. Your dreams shall live , Your hopes shall live, you shall live. Look up to heaven, call out to Jesus , let him set you free and bring back your dreams and hopes to life in His mighty name.
God will move in His time for His purpose,be still,know He is God, and watch and see the salvation of the Lord your God.
Your sis in Christ,
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