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00511 - Lazarus Come Forth

In the Gospel of John, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead after he's been in the tomb for four days. Jesus boldly declares in John 11:25 (NIV), "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die."

Let's unpack this as a metaphor for our lives. Maybe you've got dreams or visions from God, which seem dead. They're like Lazarus, in a tomb and seemingly beyond hope. Wait a minute. If Jesus could call out to Lazarus, "Come forth!" and bring him back to life, can't He do the same for your buried dreams?

Don't throw in the towel just because circumstances look grim. God has a way of breathing life into situations that seem utterly hopeless. Keep your eyes on Him, hold onto your faith, and you just might see your God-given dreams and visions spring back to life.

Quote Let Jesus speak life into your vision, it’s never too late.


Lord, would You breathe on areas of my life I think might be spiritually dead. Amen.

Action Point

What are the visions and dreams you thought you might do but never did.

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