“Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou would believe, thou should see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead (Lazarus) was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.” (Jn. 11:42-44)
Yesterday someone was talking on the subject of being raised from the dead from a spiritual and physical perspective. Suddenly, a vision manifested. A man lying on his back in the darkness somewhere began to move and was trying to sit up slowly. Filthy bandage strips and material were seen slowly falling away from his face and head; I had a strong impression that they were falling away from the rest of his body as well. This was someone who had been dead and was wrapped in grave clothing. He was sporting a modern-day haircut (indicative of present days) that was quite messed up from having slept for a long time. As he slowly moved his head to the right, his eyes squinted as they tried to open and adjust to the Light.
The vision conveys that someone somewhere – even symbolic of a people – is now awakening from the grave of spiritual slumber and into the recognition of Jesus Christ as Savior. They are recognizing the awesome Voice that is calling them. That undeniable Voice of Light and of Truth that awakens and guides the sheep! (Jn. 10:27) I am hearing the Word: “Born”. This is someone who, after having remained spiritually dormant, is in the process of being Born again in the Spirit and into newness of life. And also someone who will be raised up at the last day if he continues to faithfully abide in Christ. Notwithstanding, the vision conveys that those who genuinely hear and answer His call – even in our modern era – will be brought from the penalty of sin which is death and into the Light of Life. And there is no partiality with the Savior of the world, He calls the just and the unjust; the evil and the good. (Mat. 5:45) Yet…..GOD’s timetable is ticking and time runs for everyone; all are called to enter through the narrow gate while time permits.
“And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” (Jn. 11:43)
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain (those who are spiritually alive on earth at that time) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. (Takes place at the first resurrection) And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thess.4:16-17)
“And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Grave bandages are beginning to come off. The spiritual dead are awakening and are about to rise. Some will emerge on the scene still sinfully bound in some ways as metaphorically discerned in the filthy vestiges of grave clothing still attached to them. These souls are, and will be, in need of spiritual guidance and encouragement to adjust to the Light and the newness of a resurrected life. “Unbind and let him loose,“ said the Lord to those who witnessed Lazarus arising. Jesus’ instruction typifies a call for prayerful Laborers of the Word to help Him by encouraging those who are coming out of the grave to walk unbound in His plan of eternal redemption.
Praises to GOD and thank you precious Jesus, Lord of Lords, God, Giver of eternal life and perfect Savior of the world for allowing me to see this glorious manifestation. May it witness to all who are being called. ~
Recommended Reading: Romans 6:1-14
Keep the faith in the Lord’s finished works, it raises the dead.