The Essential 100 Day 65: John 11: Dead Men Walking


9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light.10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”

44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:9-10, 44

This passage documents the event of Lazarus being resurrected by Jesus.  It gives us a glimpse into our future when we are going to be resurrected from the dead when Jesus comes back.  In reality we who are in Christ have already been resurrected as if we were dead already.  As Jesus said, He gives us life and makes it more abundant.  He also give us everlasting life.  The verses I picked for this blog spoke to me the most.  The first set is when the disciples were asking Him why must he go to Judea when the last time He was there they tried to stone Him.  Jesus response is awesome!!  Jesus is the light by which we can see and not stumble.  We can’t keep our light dowsed with the things of the world, we need to let it shine fourth for all to see.  Pure wisdom is to allow our light to be seen.  God gives us favor with both Him and man.  People are drawn to the light because they can’t stumble, they can see clearly all around them.  As the last verse points out we were all dead men walking, we had the stinky grave clothes on, now we need to live free from those grave clothes.  Don’t let your stinky grave clothes keep you in your past. Walk freely into the future God has for you by leaving them behind.


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