The Glorious Awakening

Unfathomable Grace

Lazarus appears to have been one of Jesus’ best friends, and as such he was the source of much comfort, joy, and encouragment. However, towards the end of Jesus earthly ministry, Lazarus died. A few days later, Jesus addressed his lady-friends, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” (‭John‬ ‭11:11‬)

Jesus then travelled to Bethany, and after some dialogue with friends and foes, believers and unbelievers, Jesus went to work, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I know that you always hear me … thenhe cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out.’” (John‬ ‭11:41-43‬) On the command of Jesus, death and the grave could not hold Lazarus. Upon the command of Jesus, Satan proved to be impotent. Yes, when Jesus decided to speak and act, unbelievers could only stand around in fear and trembling as their faithlessness proved to…

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