Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jesus Brings Dead Things to Life

"Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." (Hebrews 11: 19)

Do you believe that God can bring to life dead things in your life today?

Jesus went about healing and doing good (Acts 10: 38), and His Good Work included bringing people from death to life time and again.

Consider the widow of Nain and her son:

"Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother." (Luke 7: 12-15)

Jesus also brought Jairus' daughter to life:

"And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment." (Mark 5: 41-42)

Then there was the powerful resurrection of Lazarus, after four days dead in the tomb:

"Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go." (John 11: 40-44)

Jesus was in the business of bringing dead things, dead people to life:

"I have come that ye might have life, and that more abundantly." (John 10: 10)

Most importantly of all, he brought you and me who were dead, and now we are alive in Christ Jesus:

" But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  " (Ephesians 2: 4-6)

Today, Jesus brings dead people to life, and He lives in us ever more. The promise which Abraham believed, is true for us today.

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