“….He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus come forth.’ John 11:43
Martha and Mary had sent for Jesus because their brother, and Jesus’ friend, Lazarus was sick. Jesus didn’t get up and run to see about Lazarus; in fact, when he finally arrived, Lazarus had been dead for 4 days. Lazarus was in a sealed tomb, wrapped in grave clothes. Jesus had them remove the stone from the tomb, and He called out for Lazarus to ‘come forth.’ Lazarus came forth and he was alive! Now because of what Jesus had done for Lazarus, many believed. In fact, the Word says, “But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.” (John 12:10-11 NKJV)
Are in a situation like Lazarus? Feeling like you are in a cold dark cave; a depressed state; bound up; in a hopeless situation; things in your life seem dead; nothing progressing; people have given up on you or you have given up on yourself…. Jesus says to you today ‘Come forth!’ Get out of that place of hopelessness and helplessness. Come out of that place of bondage and darkness! “Come forth” and let Jesus restore you and your situation. Let Jesus change your life so that others can see, as they saw with Lazarus, that Jesus is the way out! The Lord is able to make a miracle out of an impossible situation. “Come forth!”
Don’t look at your situation with your natural eyes…look with your spiritual eyesight. God sees you healed and delivered; restored and renewed. God can make your situation new and alive. Those things that appeared to be dead can become alive and productive.
It’s time to come forth! It’s time to come out!!!
A Bondservant of Christ, Rev Toni-Brooke Brown,
Pastor God’s Storehouse, 18301 John R, Detroit MI 48203