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You Shall Rise Again

6th March 2019

Scripture Reading: John 11: 1-44

Focus

“Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.” (John 11: 23)

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus told Martha that her brother Lazarus shall rise again. Lazarus was already dead and buried, his case was closed, there was no more hope humanly speaking, his case had gone out of the control of doctors, Lazarus’ case was simply a dead end, but Jesus said to Martha, “your brother shall rise again”. Jesus saw a matter that was dead and should be forgotten, and He decreed that the dead shall rise again.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: your dead shall rise again. That which is dead in your hands and in your life shall rise again. Those dead fortunes of yours shall rise again; that dead business shall rise again; that dead open door shall rise again; that dead dream shall rise again; that dead opportunity shall rise again; that dead ministry shall rise again; that dead vision shall rise again; that dead capacity in your hands shall rise again.

Jesus was aware of how long Lazarus had died; He already knew how bad the case was when He promised that Lazarus shall rise again. Hear me again: Jesus is not ignorant; He already knows how bad the situation is; He knows that men can no longer help your situation; He knows that some doors can no longer open by your human efforts; He knows that some dead things in your life are truly dead, but He says they will rise again.

Jesus did not just make a promise and left Mary and Martha to go and fulfill His word for Him. He made a promise, and He fulfilled it by Himself. Lazarus’ rising was not by human efforts; it was simply a miracle. Hear me as I hear the Lord: when your ‘dead’ rises, it shall be called a miracle. When that case that is closed is reopened in your favour, it shall be called a miracle. When that opportunity that is buried comes back, it shall be called a miracle.

Get set: your dead shall rise again; your old waste places shall be rebuilt; your dead places shall come back to life.

Declaration

My dead places shall rise again, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Romans 8: 11)

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