Now a great crowd of the Jews heard that He was at Bethany, and they came there, not only because of Jesus but that they also might see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away [were withdrawing from and leaving the Judeans] and believing in and adhering to Jesus. (John 12: 9-11 AMP)
It is surely a great thing to be restored by God but I believe, even greater, to be the channel through which God restores. That was the case in the scripture above. Jesus had raised Lazarus back to life, although he had been dead and buried for four days. Jesus was the channel through which God performed this miracle. The chief priests did not only want to kill Jesus because his fame was paralysing their religious system but they also also wanted Lazarus dead! Why?
Lazarus was proof of how powerful God is. He was a living, walking witness that could simply not be wiped away from memory. Just like in a court of law where evidence is required to support any proposal, Lazarus was doing the same for Jesus; he was the evidence presented to the world. No wonder he was on the death list! This is the same problem the devil has with you and I! After trying so hard to destroy us and failed, he tries to attack our witness! What is it God is doing through you that the devil is trying to stop? Who or what is witnessing to the power of God that is working in and through you, that the devil is trying to kill?
Even when people don’t think much of you, the result of God working through you continues to witness to his power. It is the evidence that is not silent, hence the attack! Pray for your witness: pray for the hand of God to be upon it / them! MY WITNESS SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED! Till next week, keep on walking in Christ!
Funmi ‘Lahyorz’ Akinmade
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