Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What's Holding You Back?

John 11:43-44, "Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" 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." "

Lazarus was dead... Not just kind of dead he was DEAD. He had been in the grave for 4 days. When Jesus came to him He had a different idea. Jesus called Lazarus out of the grave and miraculously he was given his life back.
Thats just like us. We are dead in our sins, even the little sins can hold you back. But Jesus is saying to you, "Take off the grace clothes..." (Verse 44) Imagine the freedom that Lazarus must have felt taking off those smelly rotten grave clothes! YOU can have that same freedom through Christ!
Reflect on this verse and ask yourself "What's holding me back?" and "What's binding me?" Then allow Him to put new garments on you, as it says in Isaiah 61:10, "For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness..."

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