YOUR ENEMIES LAUGHED TOO SOON!
But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odour, for he has been there four days. Scripture Reading: John 11: 37-39
When the Lord Jesus' friend Lazarus fell ill, the Lord did not go there to heal him like he did to other people. He stayed where He was until Lazarus died. But this was confusing to people and they started talking. Could not the Lord have prevented his death by healing him? The fact is that the Lord could have healed Lazarus if He wanted to, but He chose to let him die on purpose.
Have you been fasting and praying for a very long time without any changes? Maybe you have repented and have been faithfully keeping the Lord’s commands, but there are some areas of your life that are still stuck in the tomb. Like in the case of Lazarus death, people around you are even asking why your God could not stop your situation from dying. You are even asking why the Lord let your situation go into the tomb in the first place. You know that there is nothing impossible with the Lord, could He not have stopped the party of the devil sooner?
Child of God, sometimes the Lord will allow some things to die on purpose even in your life. It is not because He is not willing to rescue you. The Lord delayed His arrival because He wants to bring that situation out of the tomb where it lays dead and rotten. He wants to resurrect your life when everyone has made their final conclusions about you. What you went through did not happen by chance or accident. The Lord wants you to see His glory so that you may believe in His power and give a powerful testimony.
Lazarus was already dead and buried and his body had even started decaying, but the Lord raised him back to life. Who would have expected a dead body to come out of a tomb? The power that resurrected Lazarus from the dead is still available today. Those who were laughing and mocking laughed too soon. You are coming out of that rotten situation! Today, through this Word, the Lord is calling you out of the tomb that they buried you in.
Come out of unemployment!
Come out of a life of sicknesses!
Come out of failure and stagnancy in the name of Jesus!