Showing posts with label God of impossibilites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God of impossibilites. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Impossible God: Meditation John chapter 11:11-20

 meditation John 11:11-20

1. Jesus said to them that their friend Lazarus is sleeping and that he is going to wake him out of his sleep. (V11)
2. His disciples said he will be well if he sleeps well.(v12)
3. Jesus was speaking to them about his death but they were thinking that he was talking about his sleep. (V13)
4. Jesus then said to them that Lazarus was dead. (V14)
 5. Jesus said to them that he was glad for their sake that he did not go there that they may believe. (V15)
6. Then Thomas told to the other disciples let us also go with him that we may die with him. (V16)
7. When Jesus came he saw that Lazarus was laid in the grave for four days already. (V17)
8. Bethany was near to Jerusalem.  (V18)
9. Many Jews came to Mary and Martha to comfort them regarding their brother. (V19)
10. Martha when she heard Jesus coming ran to meet him while Mary stayed in the house. (V20)

Life application:

These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

We serve a God of impossiblities.

Dear Child of God,
We serve a great and mighty God, for whom death means sleep.

Let us see below some seemingly impossible situation for man that CHRIST made it possible.

1. Abraham:

God promised a child for Abraham and fulfilled it when he was an hundred years old.

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

2. The dead dry bones coming to life:

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Many a times our situations are not only dead but also dry. But when the spirit of God breathes upon us we can become  a great army too.

3. Paul raised the dead man.

And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

4. Jesus raised up the daughter of the ruler who was dead.

While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

5. Jesus raised the son of the widow of Nain.

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

 Dear children of the most high God! Time has come for every dead to be raised. When Christ can have compassion on the widow of Nain his bowels will move for our cries too. So let us not give up crying out loud to the worker of all miracles.

Now let us see some dead areas in our lives that needs the touch of God.

1. Forgotten as the dead:

I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

We may be forgotten as a dead man and  a broken vessel by every of our loved ones. But Christ still loves us and want to build us up.

2. The dead do not praise  God.

Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

Are we spiritually dead that we cannot praise God.? Are we dead that we cannot see the wonders of God in our lives and his loving kindness? Let us pray today that the spirit of God will quicken our spirits that we may become alive to praise.

3. If we are wandering away from the right way we are becoming one among the congregation of the dead.

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

Let us ask the Spirit of God to lead us in the path everlasting.

4.  There is no hope for the dead.

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

If you do not have any hope... you feel you are dead... remember you are still alive in Christ and he can still make you live.

5. Dead men are in desolate places.

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

Is your situation dead and desolate.? Christ died for us that we will not live a life of desolation.

6. Spiritual and physical barreness

And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

We have a mighty God who quickens the dead and call things which be not as thought they were.

7. We were dead in our trespasses and sins but Christ quickened us up.

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

8. We may be dead in our works.

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Dear Child of God,
Dead does not mean a physical death... it can be  spiritual too. We can have so many dying situations not having any hope to live. But whatever be it impossible it is possible with God.... let us not give up till the good Lord avenge for us. Amen.