EXHORTATION: THE MIRACLE REQUIRED OBEDIENCE
John 11:39 « Jesus said take away the stone »
In this story Jesus’s friends were facing a very sad situation, brother Lazarus has died. It seemed at first that he didn’t care but he said” his sickness is not into death, but for the glory of God, that the Son may be glorified through it”. Do you ever feel that God does not care about a hard situation you are facing? But God is never asleep, he always has a plan you must trust him to work things out that will bring the most glory of God.God has a plan for you too; he wants to make you like his son Jesus. Romans 8:28-29. So this is why we have to go through hard times. 1 Peter 1:7Jesus wanted to teach Mary and Martha and us that believing in him means we will never die when those who believe in Jesus die they are absent from the body and present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Jesus proved also that he can bring dead bodies back to life by just calling their name. Lazarus heard the voice of Jesus calling him and lived.When Jesus comes back to this earth again “the dead will hear the voice of the son of God and those who hear will live. John 5:25. Do you have a hopeless situation that needs a miracle? Jesus may allow many hard things to come in your life for the glory of God. But never forget that he loves you as he did for Martha and Mary. He may be planning a miracle you don’t except, but notice that the obedience is necessary for this miracle of new life. Jesus said “Take away the stone”Even they tough it was foolish they obeyed then Lazarus comes forth. Jesus said” Loose him and let him go”. If we want to see the glory of God’s power in our lives we must be obedient in even small things that the Holy Spirit tells us to do. If we need to ask someone’s forgiveness when we are only 2%wrong we must do it. It may be the stone that needs to be rolled away so Jesus can work a miracle in others person’s heart. It wonderful that Jesus want to allowed his friends to help in the miracle.God bless you.
Your Servant Alvine Elisabeth