TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
THEME: WHAT MANNER OF MAN IS JESUS?
TEXT: JOHN 11:38 – 44
MEMORY VERSE: JOHN 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?
“What manner of man is Jesus? Halleluiah! 2ce
He made the blind to see? Halleluiah!
He made the dead to rise, Halleluiah!
So goes a popular chorus. Jesus vividly demonstrated here that He was not only the Son of God but that He is God in human flesh (John 11:25). What ordinary man could raise a decomposing corpse of four days? What manner of man would intentionally wait for a man to die before He visited him to raise him up? (John 11:3-6, 14-17). What kind of man would walk on the sea and not sink? What kind of man will die and rise again the third day? What manner of man will, after rising from the dead, show Himself of people and even eat and talk with them?
Certainly, this son of a carpenter is God in human flesh – a man who wept at Lazarus’ tomb! He wept not only because He loved Lazarus but also because of the people’s unbelief in His ability to raise Lazarus from the dead. From the tomb which Jesus eventually raised Lazarus up from signifying that He has power over death.
Many prophets spoke about the birth of Jesus Christ hundreds of years before He was actually born. He was the Son of God worshipped here on earth and in heaven by the angelic hosts and He is the only One who will judge the living and the dead at the close of age. Without His approval, nobody will be able to enter the New Jerusalem. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Hallelujah.
HYMN: EMHB 86 – STRONG SON OF GOD, IMMORTAL LOVE
PRAYER: Oh Lord, let the same power with which You raised Lazarus from the dead, raise up every dead goodness in my life. Amen.