Resurrection

John 11:11-44 and Matthew 28:1-10

Jesus had a friend named Lazarus
Who died young of an unnamed sickness
Though his sisters had sent for Jesus
Jesus delayed in coming to cure the illness
By the time he arrived at Lazarus’ home
Everyone knew that Lazarus was gone
Into the grave covered by a large stone
Dead until God called all the dead home

Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary
Were very upset as anyone would be
In their grief they cried out to Jesus
If You’d been here You could’ve healed Lazarus
They though Jesus had waited to long
And now that Lazarus was 4 days in the tomb
It was too late for a miracle resurrection
They would have to wait till all dead were risen

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

No one believed that Jesus could give
Life to someone who was so long dead
Yet at Jesus command they opened the grave
To see what Jesus would do that day
Jesus commanded that Lazarus come out
And much to the shock and surprise of the crowd
Out of the grave dead Lazarus walked
Alive once more as a man in this world

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

When Jesus died on the cross sometime later
And He was buried by Joseph of Arimathea
A stone was rolled over the entrance to the grave
And guards stationed there to make sure that’s how it stayed
Yet three days later as they came to the grave
The two Marys saw an angel roll the stone away
Power shook the earth and made the guards faint
The angel told them Jesus was alive again

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

In Jesus we see that God has the power
To give life to the dead no matter the hour
God can raise the dead to new life again
Here in this world where death seems to reign
In these events Jesus demonstrated
God’s power for us unto salvation
Though death is our sins penalty
God can overcome death for our resurrection

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

So when we see that we’re bound by sin
And death it seems is our only end
Jesus offers us His Resurrection Life
Eternal, holy, and powerful, as ours
And a heart that loves like only God can
A new spirit to make us a new woman or man
United as One with the Holy Trinity
Through Jesus’ sacrifice, a new life for us today

Jesus says,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

So anytime things are not as they should be
As health, provisions or relationships can seem
When the world around us seems only broken
Or our inner world has begun to darken
We can turn to Jesus and cling to Him and His promise
To exchange life for death, light for all our darkness
And ask Him to reveal His resurrection life
Powerfully in us now to overcome all strife

Jesus says,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

“Martha said to Jesus, “My Lord, if only you had come sooner, my brother wouldn’t have died. But I know that if you were to ask God for anything, he would do it for you.” Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise and live.” She replied, “Yes, I know he will rise with everyone else on resurrection day.” “Martha,” Jesus said, “ You don’t have to wait until then. I am the Resurrection, and I am Life Eternal. Anyone who clings to me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever. And the one who lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”” John 11:21-26 TPT

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