Saturday, April 12, 2014

Teachings from the book of John

John 11:33-44
33 When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled. 34 “Where have you put him?” he asked them.
They told him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Then Jesus wept. 36 The people who were standing nearby said, “See how much he loved him!” 37 But some said, “This man healed a blind man. Couldn’t he have kept from dying?”

38 Jesus was still angry as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. 39 “Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them.

But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.”

40 Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” 41 So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” 43 Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

There are two things that caught my attention in this passage. One was that Jesus showed His emotions by being angry at those who had gathered.

The second is that those who had seen Him heal the lame and give the blind sight doubted His authority. You notice Jesus didn't ask the Father to heal him, He knew He had been given the authority to do the works. He thanked God, and said you always hear me, then commanded Lazarus to come out of the tomb.

Born again Christians today have the same unbelief as Mary, Martha, and those that had gathered. We pray and beg for God to heal us, yet we don't even stand on the power and authority that has been given to us. We should thank God for what He has given us, through the Holy Spirit in us, then stand on the promises and authority, without the unbelief.

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