“Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of
Mary and her sister Martha.”
Mary and Martha were going through a really hard time. Their brother
Lazarus was very sick. They must of thought the sickness was serious
if they had to send for Jesus.
“Therefore the sisters sent to Him saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love
Yeshua’s response is something I really believe we need to embrace and receive
in this season. The world around us is crumbling. The systems that have been established
for so long are shaking and breaking.
Can we keep on looking to man as things are getting crazy and crazy?
How can we explain the pressure that we experience on a day to day basis??
Let’s look at Yeshua’s response after being told that Lazarus was sick;
“When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death,
but for the glory of God, and the Son of God may be glorified
The amazing thing is this, Yeshua knew things would get harder for the
sisters. He knew Lazarus would die. And that’s what makes His declaration
Through Lazarus sickness and eventual death Yeshua knew He would be glorified
because He would have the opportunity to show the people His power!
He would have an opportunity to show the people how weak the enemy really was
by raising Lazarus from the dead!
That’s amazing to think!!
The enemy may try to lie to you that he is more powerful than God but he really isn’t.
Your pain and hardship is an opportunity for Yeshua to be glorified.
Understand this, He doesn’t go around causing chaos so He can then come in and
save the day. If He did, then we would be in real trouble.
The God we serve is loving and merciful. He would never let harm come to us. It’s the enemy that
goes around causing chaos hoping we would be destroyed in the process. But like I said, the enemy
is not as strong as he thinks he is.He is a defeated foe!!
The enemy thought he had dealt this family the ultimate blow but he was SO wrong!
He had no idea that the evil he had planned would be an opportunity for Yeshua to be
glorified. Let’s look at how badly he was beaten;
“Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’
sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many
of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus. ” (emphasis mine)
The enemy was defeated badly!
So in your situation know that the enemy has no chance. It may seem like he has the
upper hand at the moment but YAH will turn your situation around because He is stronger
and has already defeated him!
I want to show you one more thing,
“Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did,
believed in Him.
But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.”
“Then from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death.”
John 11:45, 11:53
After reading the response to the amazing miracle Yeshua performed by
some of the Jews and the Pharisees one things is clear to me.
The enemy hates all that is good!
What an amazing miracle Yeshua performed but there were still people who
totally missed it. All they had was hate in their hearts for Yeshua.
They even went as far as plotting the death of Lazarus who did nothing but
get raised from the dead!! That really gives us insight into what the enemy really thinks
about YAH and us.
Let that sink in, the enemy hates all that is good and I don’t just mean that in a general way,
he also hates everything good in your life!
He doesn’t want anything good happening for you. He would love it
if he could take you out. He wants to see you discouraged and hopeless.
It would bring him satisfaction to see you fail and miss YAH. He hates
you and wants you gone! Let me rephrase that, he hates us and wants
But we are under the protection of the Almighty! No matter how hard he tries
and no matter what kind of weapons he fashions they will not prevail over us
because we belong to YAH. He is protecting and watching over us.
In the hard times have faith. Look to YAH. He will carry you through.
He will be glorified in your dark times. The enemy may try but he cannot respond
to that truth!
Praise to Yeshua!!
Bless you friends!