Imagine with me for the next little bit, having the ability to speak words so powerful to cause death or to bring life to a person who is dead. Where would you go and who would you speak to directly to gain whichever desired aspect for each person you can think it could be a benefit unto you? Have someone in mind? Now, let’s switch gears on this imagining to either your or my standing beside One who can actually do this in Real Time – Jesus Christ.
As a Christian, would you now have that same thought and desired end? Would you and I have our Lord and Saviour repeat those EXACT same words, hoping to gain the EXACT same death or life event? As temples of the Holy Spirit, we DO have Him with us – AND He HEARD the WORDS the very FIRST time we thought/said them. Sobering thought and truth.
Do We Believe?
This Series begins with Jesus telling Martha “Thy brother shall rise again.”, which is followed by our Lord telling her and others why He could make that statement and carry through with it. Those reasons can be found in several verses, including the following from John 11 | KJV:
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
All of these verses have direct application and identification with us serving the LORD God, us believing because of Christ His Son. He spoke these words to individuals who were unsure, questioned and were perplexed by His lesson on the Resurrection, both coming soon and the very last time. If we would yet Believe…
Just as the Lord promised Martha that He would raise her brother and Jesus’ friend, Lazarus did indeed rise and live after He spoke specifically to him. Given that many have not never seen the Lord with our own eyes, He sees into every facet of our lives, beings, worship, work and gratitude.
There are ten (10) words drawn from the Scriptures to build a more concise picture of understanding that in the last day, when King Jesus Returns, all that believeth in him will rise to meet Him in the air.
Hearing Is Believing
Rise, Live, Believe, See, Hope
Faith, Hear, Will, Seen, Life
This Series actually started out as a witnessing opportunity for an individual who crossed my path where they didn’t want to discuss “religion” because they didn’t believe God cared anything about them. They were amazed that I would be out doing things because of the noticed difficulty that was witnessed in my getting up and down to photograph at the WRAL Gardens. In my doing so, just shared that it was God’s Creation which was being photographed, His Grace that allowed me to do so and His Provision to have the ability/gift to do so. Yet even then, they wanted to see the results of my work before any further talk would be considered. Obliged in getting an e-mail address to send photos and prints – providing what they asked for an proof of my dependence on my Saviour. What about YOU Christian? Are your actions speaking louder than words and what you speak matching what is being seen? I may never get to meet or communicate with this individual again, but want to be faithful in word, deed, action – doing so with every opportunity that is given. We MUST be about showing others what our Lord and Saviour means to us, otherwise they will have no reason to Believe anything we say to them.
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