It's Not Over for You Yet

We serve a God who can bring you out of the most difficult and complicated circumstances. He is a God of miracles. The doubters may have given up on you. They may have buried you and said it’s over, but it’s not over until God says it’s over. The Holy Spirit gave me a word for you today. God isn’t through with you yet.  

When Lazarus became sick, Mary and Martha sent for Jesus. But Jesus did not come right away, and Lazarus died. His death caused Mary and Martha much heartache and pain. They must have wondered why Jesus did not come when they sent for him. They were close friends of Jesus. You may feel the same way. “Why hasn’t God come through for me yet?” Jesus may not come when you want him, but He will be there right on time. Trust him.

So, Mary and Martha buried their brother and had the funeral. It seemed like all hope was lost.  When Jesus heard that Lazarus had died, He told His disciples He was glad He was not there, so God could get the glory out of the situation. He knew what he was going to do, and when he met Mary and Martha, he told them their brother would live again. Mary and Martha’s faith went all the way into the future. “We know he will live again at the last day.” They did not understand who Jesus was. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). The Resurrection is not a day. The Resurrection is a person. His name is Jesus.

So, Jesus asked Mary and Martha, “Where have you laid him?” Take me to the place where you buried your hope and watch me do the impossible. They told him, “Come and see.” And when they brought him to the place where they buried Lazarus, the Bible says, “Jesus wept.” He was fully God, but he was also fully man. He wept because he felt Mary and Martha’s pain. We serve a God who loves and cares for us, and he is touched “with the feelings of our infirmities” (Hebrews 4:15). It’s okay to cry sometimes.

“Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take away the stone” (verses 38-39). “Lord,” Martha said, “By this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days.” Your situation may be stinking, but God is challenging your faith. Take away the stone. Do what you can, and watch God do what you cannot. He will add the super to your natural, but you have to take a step of faith.

“Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. And I know that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, LAZARUS, COME FORTH” (verses 41-43). Glory to God!

Who is God talking to? You have been in that grave long enough. COME FORTH! It’s time to rise up in the name of Jesus. I know you’re bound in grave clothes. I know they said it was over for you, but the Resurrection and the Life is visiting your life today. He is calling you from your grave, from your hopelessness and despair. He is saying, I am the God of the impossible. Is anything too hard for me?

And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin” (verse 44). Glory to God! A dead man, stinking in the grave for four days – Jesus raised him from the dead! Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go” (verse 44). God is loosing someone right now. He is setting someone free right now. That devil had you bound long enough, but his attack on your life is broken.

God is restoring someone right now. He is resurrecting someone’s marriage, someone’s health, someone’s finances, someone’s faith. Your situation is not too hard for God. He specializes in the impossible, and he has the final say in your life. Trust him. Nothing is impossible with God. He will blow your mind. It’s not over for you yet!

God Bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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