Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LAZARUS COME FORTH

Born Again but bound
LAZARUS COME FORTH 
John 11:43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”
When we accept Christ as Lord and Savior we become what the Bible calls “Born Again”. To be “born again” is the process of regeneration by which God renews the human heart, making it alive when it was de
ad.
Regeneration is necessary we are all descendants of Adam and Eve and have inherited their sin. Because of this we are morally unable to do what is good. Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesian Church that people are by nature dead in trespasses and sins. In this state, they are without God and without hope in the world. Not in response to their merit, but freely and in love, God speaks the word that raises the dead.
When Jesus raised Lazarus from death and called him to come forth, the Word tells us that Lazarus was still bound in grave clothes. What does this mean? It means Lazarus was still wrapped in cloth like a mummy and would not have been able to walk or function properly 

Still in bondage to the past
until the grave clothes were removed. Thus Jesus told them to loose him and let him go. So many Christians today accept Christ as Savior but their lives are still bound in grave clothes from things in their past whether it be rape, abuse of any kind, death, brokenness, hardships, past life filled with crime etc. They have truly accepted Christ in their hearts but in their soulish realm they are so bound until they cannot live in the freedom which Christ bought for them. Some are so deeply wounded inside until they are unable to let go of the life of sin they have been living. If you are one of these people (alive but still bound in grave clothes) I encourage you to go before God and begin to cry out until your life begins to change. If you have a Pastor or someone you feel comfortable confiding in, share your story with them and ask them to be praying with you for your freedom. God is faithful and He will do it because it is not His will for His children to still be walking around still wearing their grave clothes. Cry out for as long as it takes until YOU are set free.
Loose him and let him go!
He has been made free

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