“Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, Come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!””
Wouldn’t you have loved to be there when Jesus shouted these words to the brother of Mary and Martha, Lazarus. The man Jesus dearly loved had been dead for 4 days. Yet when he heard the words of Jesus, he arose from ‘death’ and walked out of the tomb as if he had merely awoken from sleep. Can you imagine the sight of that? In front of your eyes, a man, being raised from the dead, simply by the words and authority of Jesus Christ?! No life support machine, no medicine, no long prayers or rituals. Just the 3 words, ‘Lazarus, come out!’, spoken by the Creator of life. Surely seeing that would lead you to put your trust in Jesus.
Today, that very same power lives in all of us. We have access and authority to speak life to death, because Jesus lives in us. When we pray in the Name of Jesus, the very same power that rose Lazarus from the dead, will flow through us, because it lives in us. That power is Jesus Christ. Yet we do not only have this power so that we can pray for others, but also so that we too might be changed and healed. Jesus’ power does not just flow out of us, but in us and through us; so we might change to be the change. Let the Jesus of the Bible, be as real for you as it was for those who witnessed this marvellous miracle.