|Born Again but bound|
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 dead.
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|
Loose him and let him go!
|He has been made free|