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The Lazarus Factor

Posted by Marvin Harrell , 19 March 2010 · 770 views

Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.

John 12: 9-11

Lazarus was being targeted by the Pharisees because he was a proof of Jesus power. They wanted him dead because his transformation and resurrection pointed to the transformer and life-giver, Jesus himself.

They wanted to get get rid of the threat to their power, to erase the proof of Jesus' power. To eradicate the story and get rid of the elements that make the story credible.

This relates to me in that I am attacked daily because I have been transformed by Jesus and am part of this "body of truth" that points to the fact that Jesus is who he claims to be. I can't come up out of the grave on my own power, remove my own grave clothes, and restore my own life. That is an externally perpetrated action done to and for me.

Praise to God All Powerful that He has initiated my new life in him.




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