Summary: We need to hear the voce of the Lord

It's Time To Hear His Voice

John 11:38

38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”

Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

41 Then they took away the stone [d]from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”


I love the story of Lazarus:

I love this story because it reminds us

That It's not over till God says It's over”

It reminds us that with God anything is possible

It reminds us that not only does God work were everyone can see Him

He also works is the dark

Where no one can see Him

This story of Lazarus reminds us that

Man's impossibilities are God's opportunities

It shows us that whatever looks dead in your life can live again

What looks like it’s been in the dark too long can live again

With just one word from the master Everything can change

One word from Him can bring you out

One word can give you new life

One word can open your eyes

One word can take a situation that everyone said was over and show them that nothing is over when God is in it…


In our story word comes to Jesus (Lazarus is sick)

But Jesus waits 2 days to respond:

Why would He wait 2 days to respond?

It could just as easily been 12 years____ Like the woman with the issue of blood.

It could just as easily been 38 years like the man at the Pool of Bethesda.

The point is: it doesn't matter

How long

Or how wrong

Or how strong It is

It is all the same to Jesus.

You see to Jesus It's the same power that heals a headache __That drives out cancer

It’s the same power that heals a pulled muscle ——That drives out demons

It’s the same power that created the world __That saved your marriage

It’s the same power that said let there be light —That deliver you from drugs

Its all the same to Jesus

1 day

4 days

12 years

When He says it’s time

It’s time

No matter what men say

No matter what the doctors say

No mater what the time of death says

He has the final say…


After 2 days Jesus says (Now Lets go wake Lazarus up)

Jesus never spook of Lazarus as dead,

He simply says: he's asleep and I'm going to wake him up.

Because as far as God's power is concerned there is no difference

Somebody here today needs to know:

Your case it's not too hard for Jesus.

It may be too hard for doctors,

It may be too hard for the psychiatrist

But Jesus has not giving up on you

Your situation is not too hard for Him


Another thing this story shows us is: it's never too late.

Never give up

Never quit

Never quit praying,

Never quit confessing,

Never quit praising God.

Never quit believing.

You're closer than you think, you're on the edge of a miracle.


This story also shows us that

Sometimes God delays in answering our prayers

Sometimes the answer does not come right away

Sometimes we have to go through some things

Sometimes we have to walk though a valley

For Him to show us that He alone is God

He alone is the only one who could have brought you out of that situation

This story of Lazarus represents

a hopeless cause.

It represents An irreversible situation.

It’s also represents A condition beyond repair.

It appears that all Hope is gone.

And from all natural evidence seams to be dead and buried in a tomb

That’s why they rolled the stone across the door:

It meant that its over

It’s decided (it is what it is)

And it’s never going to change.

There are so many people sitting here today

That believe that to be true in their own life’s

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