So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. – John 11:17
John 11:11-26, 43-44
Death is defined as the cessation of life; it connotes an end to something, finality, and most times, a hopeless situation. However, for a believer, death does not always mean you have come to the end of a matter, because we have Jesus, our Resurrection and Life. He restores, and makes alive that which was dead, as can be seen in Lazarus’ case.
Two key phrases in this verse are JESUS CAME and FOUR DAYS. The body of Lazarus had been in the grave for four days, but Jesus still came, and that’s what mattered most.
Sometimes, you may find yourself dealing with an issue that has protracted for days, weeks, months or years… you should not let that unsettle you; just seek the manifest presence of Jesus (His intervention), because when Jesus ‘comes’, time becomes inconsequential and the consequences of delays are suspended; age long issues are resolved and redeemed.
The early Christians usually greeted, “Maranatha!”, which means, ‘COME O Lord!’ No matter what is dying, dead or decayed around you (marital, financial, spiritual, health, career, etc.), just invite Jesus into it. WHEN JESUS COMES, there shall be resurrection – Hallelujah!
Experience MARANATHA in all situations and battles this MONDAY!
Romans 4:17-19, 1 Corinthians 15:21 and Roman 8:11-12.
*Ask, believe and receive Jesus’ intervention for any issue that is of great concern to you. Command resurrection over every dead/hopeless situation and thank God for bringing it back to life again.
*Declare MARANATHA upon your life and affairs today, in Jesus name.