Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40.)
Let me share today’s word of blessing. It is from John 11:40. Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Jesus says this when Martha says, “Lord you are asking the tombstone to be removed; my brother has been dead for 4 days and his body will be stinking; we will get only bad smell.” However, Jesus said “I am telling you to believe and you will see the glory of god.” How does the glory of God come?
What is the glory of God? Is it a glory which is glorious and brings supernatural signs, wonders and miracles? Yes! It is, but how does that glory come? What produces it? In John 7:39, we read the Bible talk about Jesus sending The Holy Spirit. By this, He meant The Spirit those who believed in him were to receive. At that time, The Holy Spirit had not been given since Jesus had not yet been glorified. The Holy Spirit came into the world only when Jesus gave up his life as a sacrifice on the cross. Jesus had to die and all his blood, which is life, had to be shed. Then only his resurrection would come through The Holy Spirit, who would come into the world to fill that gap after the death of Jesus. When Jesus died, The Holy Spirit came into the world. The death of Jesus was the gate for The Holy Spirit to come into the world to take over the moment Jesus closed his eyes. For The Holy Spirit to come, Jesus had to be glorified. Dying on the cross as a sacrifice is glorification. It is then The Holy Spirit comes and resurrects. Romans 8:11 says, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead.”
Even today, you and I have to go through the glorification process to experience resurrection power through The Holy Spirit; to resurrect everything that is dead around you and in you. Jesus brings you to the place where you deny yourself, take up the cross, and follow Jesus. You have come to a point where you say, ‘I can’t do anything, I just surrender to you Lord, I will obey you.’ That is when, you are glorified. The Holy Spirit will take over. There will be life in you. You will see the glory of god in your life. As Martha totally surrendered to the will of Jesus, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. When Jesus totally surrendered to the will of God saying, “Into thy hands I commend my spirit,” The Holy Spirit came. He is the spirit of Glory and he came and raised Jesus from the dead. You will see the glory of God. You will rise up as you surrender to him amidst of all your tears, sorrow and pains of death in this world to follow him. You will live.
Thank you father, For your promise. Raise me up by glorifying me. I surrender everything in my life to you. Lord let me experience resurrection and life. Bless this day Lord.
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.