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JohnMay 18

John

Was Jesus a Show-Off?

He did not do miracles to show off. He was not a magician or performer. And He refused to do signs and wonders to prove Himself. So why did He raise Lazarus from the dead? Martha, the sister of Lazarus, objected to opening her brother’s tomb.

He did not do miracles to show off. He was not a magician or performer. And He refused to do signs and wonders to prove Himself. So why did He raise Lazarus from the dead? Martha, the sister of Lazarus, objected to opening her brother’s tomb.

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Life B4 Death

Most Christians believe in life after death, but have you ever heard of life before death? Martha wept at the death of her brother. Yeshua assured her, “Your brother will rise again.” She thought He referred to the future resurrection of the righteous in the Messianic Age.


Afraid of the Dark?

Ever been afraid of the dark? It’s natural to be afraid of what we cannot see, but when exposed to the light, the shadows of darkness flee. Yeshua wanted to travel to Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem, to visit His sick friend Lazarus.


Left Outside the Kingdom

We will protest that we ministered, prophesied, and performed miracles in His name: “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?” (Matthew 7:22). He will say to us, “I never knew you,” and then He will quote Psalm 6:9[8], “Depart from me, all you who do iniquity.”