Today's Reading: John 11: 38-46
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Please click this link to read John 11: 38-46
This passage shows us two very important things that we need to know and practice:
1. Only Jesus can raise up people from the dead.
2. Jesus calls us to take off the grave clothes of those he resurrected and let them go.
What have you got from these two steps?
Have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"
What I heard from Jesus today is: Come out! Take off!
What I got from Jesus today is that He needs us to know that only He can release someone from the dead. There are quite a number of people including Christians are among the dead, live in darkness and unable to change. Jesus will use us to go to them and ask Jesus to take them out from their "dead" and darkness.
But, after that Jesus will call you to take off those things wrapping them for so long that they are just like corpses. They cannot pull themselves away from a lifestyle of the world or even a lifestyle of Satan. Jesus take them out from that kind of "deadly" control but He needs us to take off those "addiction" or obstacles.
Do you know the difference of what are those things you can't do but only Jesus can do. And, what are those things that Jesus won't do but ask you to do? If you know, then do it ASAP!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to know that you are the Messiah, not us. Only you can raise up someone from the dead. Lord, show us in your own way that we have the responsibility to take off those obstacles from those whom you prepare for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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