Lazarus, come out!

Photography (c) 2002 Zubro

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”  So they took away the stone.

Then Jesus looked up and said,  “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
(John 11:40-44)

He raised Lazarus from the dead so you and I would believe, that He can raise us also…  It’s that simple!

(Barnes notes on the bible) “The power of raising the dead is the highest of which we can conceive.  The ancient pagan declared it to be even beyond the power of God.  It implies not merely giving life to the deceased body, but the power of entering the world of spirits, of recalling the departed soul, and of reuniting it with the body.  He that could do this must be omniscient as well as omnipotent; and if Jesus did it by his own power, it proves that he was divine.”

So the question remains… Do you believe?

 

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