Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” – Luke 7:14
It was a sad day in the city of Nain, a city close to Capernaum in the bible. Although the name ‘Nain’ means green pastures, beauty and pleasantness, Jesus met with one of the most miserable and heart wrenching experiences in anyone’s life. A man’s dead body was being carried out of the city. Carried out? Yes, he was dead and there was no use for him again, other than to be carried out of the city where he once functioned. He was also carried out because the Jews considered dead bodies as ceremonially unclean and buried them outside the city.
Sadder still is the fact that this man was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. The devil had snuffed out the light of hope in her life. Talk about double tragedy. Jesus was moved with compassion when He saw his mother weeping uncontrollably, and against the thought of being ceremonially unclean, touched the coffin, and for the first time in His ministry, raised the dead back to life. Now, let’s imagine what must have been happening on the outskirts of the city…
The grave was dug and ready and the grave digger waited at the cemetery for the funeral procession to bring the dead man’s body. However, on that day, unlike other days, he waited in vain because that grave would not be occupied; Jesus disappointed his expectations by His TIMELY intervention. The grave digger would have to refill that grave or find a replacement – YES, for even the bible says, “I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 (NIV).
There may be some who expect you to stumble and falter. They hope to ‘score a point’ by your downfall or profit through your misfortune. They don’t think you would make it in your marriage or certain aspects of your life. They are waiting to hear some bad report about you, and they expect to permanently keep you down, but they shall be disappointed by Jesus’ TIMELY intervention in your situation in Jesus name.
I say over you today, “Any ‘grave digger’ expecting to profit from your demise or downfall will wait in vain. Even if your situation looks hopeless and fate seems to have sealed it, the Master’s touch will bring revival and restoration in Jesus’ name.” Declare right now, THE GRAVE DIGGER IS DISAPPOINTED!
Thank God for disappointing the devices of the enemy, so his hands cannot perform his enterprise in your life. Also thank Him for bringing dead situations back to life again for you.