When news had reached Jesus that one of his good friends had died, Jesus’ presence was requested (John 11:1-3).
In the account, Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha had taken ill and died. When Jesus finally made His way to the town where Lazarus had deceased (Bethany), Martha went out to meet him and said, “if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha had no idea that Jesus meant her brother would rise within the next short while!
Jesus followed up his statement by telling Martha, “I am the Resurrection and I am Life Eternal. Anyone who clings to me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever. And the one who lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Martha gave a resounding YES! (John 11: 25-27) TPT
What happened next, undoubtedly, shook the town of Bethany and surrounding area. When Jesus reached the tomb of Lazarus, he prayed a prayer to His Heavenly Father and commanded Lazarus to come forth from the grave. To the shock and amazement of the mourners, Lazarus came out of the tomb still bound hand and foot with grave clothes.
Jesus Christ is the personification of resurrection power and life power. This Easter season is a reminder of that. The Heavenly Father sent Jesus to sacrifice His life for the sins of the world and enable us to have a new life in Him. Would you like to partake in this resurrection power and life power?
If you do, I would invite you to say this prayer after me: “Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that you raised Him from the dead. I repent of my sin. Forgive me, wash and cleanse me with the blood of Jesus. I thank You that by believing in your Son, I am partaking in your resurrection power and life power. Amen.”