Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. (Jn. 11:39 KJV)
Lazarus had been dead for 4 days, and Jesus is standing in front of His tomb at this time ready to raise him from the dead. It had never been heard of before, that a man who was dead for 4 days was raised from the dead. Even when Jesus mentioned to Marth that Lazarus her brother will raise again, Martha said she knows that this will happen, but in the future resurrection. The very thought of having Lazarus raised from the dead before her eyes did not cross her widest imagination.
Jesus knew that the what stood between dead Lazarus and life is not the stone that covered his tomb physically, but the spiritual stone of unbelief. He asked Martha, “believest thou this?” ( Jn 11:26). If we will see God work in our lives and reveal His glory, then we must dare to believe His Word. Jesus is commanding us today to do what He told Martha more than 2000 years ago, “take away the stone”. Are you putting God in a cage,making Him “unable” to accomplish His purposes in your life because of unbelief? Then it is time to roll that stone away. Until such stones are rolled away, crying, praying, fasting or begging God to so something will not do us any good. Train your heart to believe God as you get His word into your spirit, for faith comes by hearing His Word. Invest in your faith, and you will reap tremendous divine manifestations in your life. God is waiting for us to truly take a hold of His Word in faith.
The Word in your mind and mouth ( 1 Tim 4:15;Josh 1: 8)
Ponder deeply on the instruction above, to “take away the stone” What does it mean to you?
Water the Seed( word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! ( Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Faith does not come by prayer, so you can’t pray to ask God for faith. Rather, ask God to open your heart to desire His Word and invest in it.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! ( James 1:22-26)
It’s time to launch out and do the Word. Is there a stone in your heart today-in your health, finances, relationships, business, career, etc? Take away the stone of unbelief and dare to believe God for the impossible. Stand on His Word for that situation(meaning you have to know what God has said about it in His Word) without wavering and you will be on your way to see God’s Glory in your life.
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