Re: Verse reading–John 11:17-44 (day six)
“The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings”–v 44.  Lazarus was RESUSCITATED.  Jesus would later be RESURRECTED.  Huge difference.  Lazarus was restored to his old body, returned to a life of limitation and restraint. Witness the grave clothes.  He would die again later. Jesus was later raised to a new body with new powers.  He would walk through doors, appear and then be gone (John 20).  God’s promise to us is RESURRECTION!  A miracle of such scope and power only God could do it.   The complete destruction of death.  Near-death stories that we hear (as miraculous as they seem) are more like what happened to Lazarus.  No comparison to what is ahead.  New bodies! Death and all of its sad history erased for good.  Now and someday.  In Christ.  “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has the life”–1 John 5:11-12.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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