"And when he had thus spoken he cried with a loud voice, LAZARUS COME FORTH! And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes." John 11:43, 44
IN JESUS TODAY!
Giving life back to the dead! Notice here the dead was called to come forth and it was the dead that obeyed! Is there any part of your life that needs a revival, a refreshing, or a renewal? Let it obey and come forth, don't hide this area in shame anymore, bring it forward and cause it to obey God's command, expecting a change, expecting a new life. This could be any area, like for me, the dead part of my life came from a divorce, and today I command it to come forth! God is able to bring new life! St Augustine once said, "If Jesus would not have called Lazarus by name then all the graves would have opened and all the dead would have come back to life in obedience to the creators command." Imagine if Lazarus would not have obeyed, he would not have lived again! If you do not obey, or if you are too shy to call the dead area of your life to come forth. You see friend, Jesus is able to restore! Jesus is able, if we only obey! Should anyone ever wonder or doubt that he who created life could ever recreate, restore, renew, or bring that same soul back to life that he once breathed life into its nostrils to begin with? Jesus has the power to restore, the power to renew, the power to revive, and the power to recreate all that he has already created, once again! Now if we hear in church the altar call to come forth, or if we have an area of our life that is dead and refuse to bring it to Jesus in prayer, how then shall it live again? But if we obey and heed his command and once again Jesus will recreate as we read, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." Revelation 21:1 Friend, all power belongs unto God to make all things new! New lives, new relationships, new hopes, new dreams, new health, and new purpose. New opportunities to love others through Jesus.
All that we have to do is believe and call these things to, "Come Forth" and obey his command, bring it to Jesus even if it has been bound up hand and foot in grave clothes for many years, God is able to bring new life again! "Come Forth" and receive new life!