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Don’t Conclude Yet

12th March 2019

Scripture Reading: John 11: 1-44

Focus

“Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37. And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?” (John 11: 36-37)

In our Focal Scripture, as some Jews saw Jesus weep, some of them began to query Jesus’ seeming unwillingness to stop Lazarus from dying. They saw Jesus’ expression of love, and they simply felt it was a scam since Lazarus had finally died. They saw what looked like inability on the part of Jesus to heal Lazarus or stop him from dying. They saw a man whom Jesus loved, but because things went wrong, they questioned Jesus’ love.

Jesus may not have been early enough to cause the miracle of healing in the life of Lazarus, but He was early enough to bring the miracle of resurrection. It may have been too late for healing, but the time was ripe enough for resurrection. The Jews were concluding when Jesus was still getting started. They thought it was the end of the road, but no, a glorious beginning was on the way.

Friend, you may seem to be at your wits’ end, you may be out of helpers and out of options, you may be at a point where things seem to be crumbling, you may be at the point where your situation seems hopeless and helpless, you may be at that point where everyone had predicted doom for you based on what they see; but hear me as I hear the Lord: your matter is not yet concluded; your story will not end as it is at the moment.

Jesus showed up and brought the miracle of resurrection; He brought a miracle that men had never seen before. Those who thought that Lazarus’ matter was concluded ended up seeing what they could never have guessed. Go and announce to those who think your case is closed that your God is not done with you yet; your matter is not over yet; anyone who thinks you are finished is in for a new, divine surprise.

Let no one conclude on your case when Jesus is still on the grind. If God be for you, your latter end shall be better and greater than your beginning.

Declaration

Those who have concluded on my matter will be shocked by my divine visitation, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” (Micah 7: 8)

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