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Taking Off Our Grave Clothes

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Sermon shared by Christian Frazier

November 2006
Summary: Grave Clothes is not a physical thing but spiritual. Grave Clothes represent things that keep us bound from doing what GOD whatís us to do.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
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he can lift you up and so that he can use you for his glory.

GOD will strip you down and he wants to know that you will still serve him when you are stripped down and if you are ready to still say for GOD I live and for GOD I die then you are ready to move into the next level in your life.

Just before Jesus called Lazarus from the dead he prayed to the father. So if you are sick and tired of wearing your grave then lift your hands toward heaven right now and say Lord.

I am sick of wearing these grave clothes. Loose right now in the name of Jesus. In the name of Jesus I need you to speak to my grave clothes and say loose me right now.

When I get together with some of my high school or my old military buddies some of them like to remind me of when I was still wearing grave clothes.
I remember when we used to drink a half gallon of that knotty head, I remember when we used to smoke and the last time I saw you we did this or we did that. We should get together and do it again.

This is when I use my opportunity to witness and I have to tell them what a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus came into my life. I donít do the same things like I used to. I donít hang out in the same places I used to. I have been born again, I have been resurrected from the dead and when I came to myself I had to take off my grave clothes. One Sunday Jesus spoke to my grave clothes loose him and let him go. Jesus still speaks from eternity and he is still speaking to some of my grave clothes to loose him and let him go.

In the text Jesus said to the grave clothes them Loose him and let him go. Traditional thinking would lead us to believe that Jesus was speaking to those that came with him to the tomb to Loose Lazarus of his clothes, but with his omnipotent, all powerful voice Jesus could have been speaking directly to the grave clothes themselves and they would have to obey. My GOD can speak to things without life and they have to obey. Even the devil knows it and while he attempted to tempt Jesus he asked him to command the stones to turn to bread. He touched the water and it turned to wine. Jesus spoke peace to a raging sea and they had to behave. If we donít praise him then he can cause the rocks to cry out.
When you take your grave clothes off you can be a witness. Lazarus did not have to say much, did not have to do much. All he had to do is walk around. If you look over in chapter 12 while they were in Bethany that much people gathered not only for Jesus but they came that they might see Lazarus also, whom Christ had raised from the dead.

Let that be a word to the wise that when you represent Christ, they are coming to see you also. Not only are they coming to see you but they are plotting to kill you just as the chief priest plotted against Lazarus.

When we are bound in grave clothes we canít work because our hands are bound, when we are wrapped up in grave clothes we canít walk in the light because our feet
Comments and Shared Ideas
Terry Lebendig
December 31, 2008
Bless you, I have gleaned from your sermon to use as a teaching , awesome points.
Bless you Sister Burrell. I pray that you continue to be encouraged. Be Blessed !!!
Audrey Burrell
February 23, 2008
Pastor Frazier I love your sermons, especially the one that ask is your faith shaken. Because where I'm at now God is taking me to another level and your sermon encourage me a lot thanks

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