Fatal but Not Final

Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead – “John 11:38-40

“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 odor, for he has been there four days.’ Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”

This story is parallel to so many situations in our lives today. There are dreams and promises that have not come into fruition yet and may seem dead. Your “Lazarus” can be a number of things. Situations that you may need to come to life could be a desire for your child or loved one to be successful, or for you to change careers, a loved one to be healed, a financial miracle, or a very personal desire that only you and God know about. But right now take the time to command that your Lazarus comes forth. Pray and speak your dead situation back to life with the word of God and through faith. There may be prayers that are still unanswered, but all is not lost. Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”  So in our lives today, we should believe and trust that our dead situations will be resurrected and come to life and fruition, and you will see the glory of God. Some of your situations may look fatal but they are not final. God has the very last word. (Thank you, Pastor Phillip King for the concept. Pastor King wrote a song entitled, “Fatal But Not Final” for the Central Mass Choir CD entitled “Breakthrough”)

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