There is a word of life going out!
The Holy Spirit is breathing resurrection power into God’s people.
If this causes your heart to lift, hear your Father say, “I am turning your limitations into expectations!”
That which has tried to restrict you, will no longer have power over you.
You realize instead, that God’s power is overshadowing you.
The One God Helps
Jesus stands outside of the tomb of His friend Lazarus.
He weeps, and then, looking up, prays to His Father.
Then, He cries out in a loud voice, “Lazarus come out!” (John 11:41-43)
Lazarus’ name means, “whom God helps” (Strong’s G2976).
Today, know that you are the one God helps!
Your life is filled with purpose, far beyond that which you can see.
As Lazarus did, you are rising, and your life will be a sign, seen by many—giving glory to Jesus.
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.” (Psalm 40:2-3 NIV)
“Beloved, Come Forth!”
Jesus stands outside our hiding places, our enclosed spaces of limitation and loss. And He declares, “I am the Author of life. I am the Resurrection and the Life.”
Now, the One who is life speaks.
Jesus calls you by name.
Today, hear His cry, issued forth from his Throne. “Beloved, come forth!”
“I am here—right now—to give you life!”
Now, at His word, God’s power is released.
That which tried to hold you back, is powerless against your Deliverer, Jesus.
“He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.” (Psalm 18:16, NKJV)
The Landing Strip of Grace
Know that your limitations are not a contradiction to the call of God. Your personal weakness is not the cancellation of grace; it is the landing strip of grace.
In fact, the Bible says that your weakness is the resting place of God’s power.
God’s power is overshadowing you!
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)
So if today, you feel as though you are without options—as though you have been left out, shut in, or closed off in some way—your Help is here.
You are not without options.
Sin doesn’t disqualify you, when the blood of Jesus covers you.
The story of Lazarus can be your testimony too.
You are the one God helps.
The Truth that Sets You Free
In the chapter immediately preceding Lazarus’ story, Jesus says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10 NKJV)
“…to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”
It’s the clue to a pattern—the enemy repeatedly tells us, that our weakness will lead to the death of something. He whispers:
That project—you won’t finish it.
That ministry, that relationship (or something else)—it won’t last.
That calling won’t come to pass.
But Jesus says, “I have come to give you life and life abundantly.”
Hear Him declare over you, “I am the resurrection and the life.”
The Spirit who is in you, is greater than that which has tried to stifle you.
This is the truth that sets you free.
Those old grave clothes, those limitations, are being loosed off you.
The Dawning in Your Heart
A new realization of God’s personal love for you is dawning in your heart.
For in the story of Lazarus, you are looking into the mirror of God’s Word.
Suddenly, you see it—that you are the one God helps.
“Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” (John 11:43-44, NKJV)
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“Because of early traumas I had with the demonic realm, there was once a distortion in my thinking.
Now, I am grateful for those who have instilled the truth of God’s Word into my life; a truth that has set me free, and given me a different perspective.
And whether or not you can relate to my experiences, I can tell you that you do not have to put up with demonic pressure, however it comes. You are not helpless, you are not a victim, but you are more than a Conqueror in Christ.”
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