From the Cross of Christ We Hear, “Lazarus, Come Forth!”
Sin is a vicious killer, and the only solution is for that vicious killer to be laid to rest. Jesus Christ felt so much compassion and sorrow for the plight of sin sick humanity that He wept. Jesus Wept. He wept for Debbie, Jeff, Mildred, Brenda, Steve, Billy, Jimmy, Franklin, Mike, Brett, Marcia, Gordon, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, and the whosoever! The penalty under the law of sin is death, but the law under the Spirit of Life comes through what Christ did for us on the Cross. Jesus Christ is the Resurrection and the Life! Jesus felt so much sorrow and compassion for the Spiritual death of humanity that through His tears, even to the point of tearing with great drops of Blood, He voluntarily gave His life on the Cross to give us Resurrection from the death of sin! From the Cross He cries, “Come forth!” Debbie, Jeff, Mildred, Brenda, Steve, Billy, Jimmy, Franklin, Mike, Brett, Marcia, Gordon, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma…COME FORTH!
Within our heart, soul, and mind we have to hear that inner cry, that sorrowful and compassionate weeping, that voice crying, “Come forth!” The world is living in the death of sin where the heart is crying out, Jesus, if only you had been here! BUT, He is the Resurrection and the Life! Our hearts are filled with pain and sorrow for the senseless deaths of innocent victims and children. Who will make it stop, what do we have to do to make it stop?! Sin is the problem and the wickedness of the sin nature is constantly doing harm one to another. Because of sin, we are dead to the compassionate sorrow that Jesus felt when it is recorded that, “Jesus wept!” He wept because He too felt the sorrow and grief of a sin sick world. Jesus Christ wants us to know that He is the Resurrection and the Life. He calls us forth out of the death of sin into the glorious Life of His Spirit. When He cried, “Lazarus, Come forth!”, He wants you to put your name in the place of Lazarus.
When Christ shed His Blood on the Cross of Calvary, it was to nail sin to the Cross! To put to death the horrible nature of sin within our heart. Through the dormancy of sin, He wants to fill our hearts with compassionate sorrow for the sin sickness of the world. To fill our heart, soul, and mind with the Holy Ghost to ardently desire every person we know to come to the Cross of Christ. We can change, people do change, and no one is too vile to change when God calls to us, “Come forth!” In God is the Resurrection Power as proven by the Resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ! We too can experience the Resurrection Power within our own heart, soul, and mind. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. Let Christ live in us to put the evilness of this world into remission. Jesus is coming soon in the fullness of the Resurrection Power! Come Forth!
“Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 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 thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”