“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!
“Be diligent to come quickly; for Demas has forsaken me,
having loved this present world, and he has departed for
Thessalonica-Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
Only Luke is with me. “
2 Timothy 4:9-11
“Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord
repay him according to his works. You also must beware of him,
for he has greatly resisted our words.
At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me.
May it not be charged against them. “
2 Timothy 4:14-16
How hard it must of been for Paul. He had been abandoned by
so many people.
He was on the Lord’s business and people kept leaving him left,
right and center!
I don’t think it was easy for him.
I think we can all think of a time where we have been let down.
It could of been by a family member, a friend, or a co worker.
Whoever it was, it wasn’t fun. It’s hard actually.
But that’s what happens when we put our trust in man.
But that goes two way.
I can remember countless times I have failed people. No
matter how hard I tried I still failed them.
What is the answer then?
Paul didn’t have one person abandon him, he had several people
abandon him and oppose him! How did he deal with it?
“But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the
message might be preached fully through me, and that all the
Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the
lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and
preserve me for His heavenly kingdom.
To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen! “
2 Timothy 4:17-18
When Paul was abandoned by his friends and co workers he
didn’t go into a panic attack. He didn’t send “hate mail” to
the people who abandoned him. Instead, he looked to God
to help him.
And the Lord helped Him and delivered him out of the mouth
of the lion.
The Lord remained faithful to him. Even when man failed him,
the Lord remained faithful. The Lord was by his side.
The lesson I want to get across is this,
People will fail us, and we will fail people but our
trust and dependence should be on God always!
What happened to Paul had the potential of sending him
into depression and so much more but he knew Who turn to.
The problem for us begins when we put all our hope and reliance
The only person we should totally depend on is God.
I am not saying abandon your relationships with everyone
and do everything on your own.
I am saying, understand that people will fail you and you will
Depend entirely on God.
He will never let you down.
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Bless you friends.
This is the last post in my series on David. I love the word
because there is so much to learn. I have really enjoyed
this series. David truly was a man after God’s heart!
Let’s get going.
Some time ago I wrote a post on David titled “nine months
In that post I talked about David and Bathsheba.
“When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was
dead, she mourned for her husband.
And when her mourning was over, David sent and brought her
to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son.
But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.
2 Samuel 11:26
That was the key scripture I used. David sinned and he didn’t
even know it!
David didn’t repent straight away. We know from the above
scripture that Bathsheba was in a time of mourning.
She also gave birth to a son and still David hadn’t repented!
For at least nine months we know David was in sin and he didn’t
even know it. Even when the prophet Nathan came and told
him a story that would expose David’s sin, David still didn’t
get it. Nathan had to tell David, he was the one he was talking
about in the story!
But we know the end of the story and I would like to pick up
the story there.
“Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her
and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name
Solomon. Now the Lord loved him, and He sent word by the
hand of Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah,
because of the Lord. “
2 Samuel 12:24, 25
This scripture amazes me. David and Bathsheba were not a
good thing. Death, pain, seperation, darkness had come
into David’s life because of that relationship.
But then something amazing happens, Solomon!
I think of Abigail, she was an amazing woman. Why didn’t
Solomon come through her?? I know, it’s a crazy thought but
I hope you understand where I am going with this.
I don’t think it brought a smile to David’s life when he thought
about Bathsheba. He killed someone because of her. He was
seperated from God in that time. There is no record of what
transpired during those nine months. David didn’t do any
exploits during that time. It was just a dark time for him
I have a theory…..
“Now satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number
1 Chronicles 21:1
The enemy’s plan was to take out David. Bathsheba was how he
was going to do it. This was not the first time the enemy had
tried to take him out. he tried a few other times but God always
delivered him! And that’s why I believe Solomon came through
Bathsheba and not Abigail or David’s other wives. The Lord
would use what the enemy meant for harm for David’s good.
The enemy would not win! God would be glorified in the very
situation that was meant to kill David!
Please understand me, I am not saying Bathsheba was the
enemy. The enemy used that situation to try to destroy
David. He was supposed to be out at war but he chose to stay.
(read 2 Samuel 11:1)
The fight was always against satan and he would of won if
God had not stepped in!
As God was with David, He is with you and with me. God is our
Deliverer! The enemy will not win no matter what weapon he
fashions! I really believe that.
Even when David was blind to the sin in his life God came in
and saved him! God is so good friends!
What a testimony it was for David and Bathsheba. They would
look at Solomon and remember God’s goodness and mercy.
He turned such a dark situation into something glorious!
Be encouraged friends. God will not leave us alone. God will be
with us as He was with David.
David wasn’t perfect. But his life is a testimony of what a loving
God can do in a life of a man or woman who loves Him! I pray
this is a blessing to you like it was to me! Bless you!