We see such amazing parallels between the death and resurrection of Lazarus and our current political situation in the nations. Jesus spoke the truth very clearly regarding Lazarus, that his illness would not lead to death but would instead be used for the glory of God. As Jesus called, ‘Lazarus, Come forth!’, so He is calling the nations from the graves in this hour!
It is clear from reading this story that Jesus spoke by the Spirit, knowing the Will of God. He wasn’t perturbed but remained calm and steadfast, walking in the light, glory and power of God. Everyone around Him, even those who were close to Him, didn’t perceive and understand what He was saying. They filtered His words through their human understanding, interpreting it from earth’s perspective, rather than Heaven’s.
At present, there are two voices going forth in the nations. The one speaks what the Spirit is saying. The other, what the soul interprets from its natural filters. We need to humble ourselves before God and ask Him to open our eyes so that we will have His perspective and insight regarding what’s happening in the nations right now. Lazarus might be dead, but the One who raised him from the dead is still alive and at work today! Do not be discouraged by the delay, but keep your eyes on Christ, and know that He is going to do everything He has said. What is of critical importance, is to know what He is saying.
America is in the forefront of this battle for the nations, and as God has promised, she will pursue the enemy and recover all! God is drawing a line in the sand and asking,
‘On which side will you stand? Will you be questioning and quarreling amongst yourselves, even mourn and weep over the death of an administration? Or will you stand on My side and know that I am at work, resurrecting what seems dead and beyond hope, to show forth My glory amongst the nations.
This is all about My glory and the fear of the Lord returning to the nations. It is not about who said what and who got it right. Let go of your fleshly responses and stop pointing fingers at the ones who are speaking what I am saying. For there are those who are speaking the very words of My lips, they are My mouthpieces, and in this era, I will vindicate My holy ones who are called by My name to proclaim My purposes in the earth.
Align yourself with Me. Keep your eyes on Me alone and seek My face. Do not look at your circumstance and be troubled, for I am doing a new thing, and it is a good thing! This is My time to move and act, and it is your responsibility to submit, hear and obey. I am doing a deep work in the hearts of the nations, drawing My church back to Myself. You will see Me call your nation out of the grave as I called, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ Man might think it is too late and the odor too great, however, it’s never too late for Me.
Time is in My hands and My hands are not shortened that it cannot save. (Is. 59:1) Come up higher where I am. Stretch yourself further than your comfort zone and what you know. It takes faith and full surrender to ascend higher into the place of Zion. Come and hear My voice and let your heart be strengthened and comforted, and your vision sharpened by what I say and reveal in the secret place.
Will you follow in the way of the crowd who seeks understanding in the lower realm? Or will you come up into My presence and seek to know Me. It’s in this place where you will hear and understand that which is Spirit, and know the One who has the power to raise the dead, open blind eyes, and set the captives free. In unity, you and I will call, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ to your nation, delivering her from the tomb.‘
The Death of Lazarus
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”
When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”
Jesus Raises Lazarus
Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”