MEMORY VERSE: But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. Jeremiah 20:11
Lazarus took ill and his sisters- Mary and Martha- sent a message to Jesus (John 11). On hearing this message, Jesus responded and said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby (John 11:4).”
Child of God, I don’t know what you are going through; but all I know is, it is for God’s glory. Romans 8:28 says: “all things work together to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
According to Jesus, Lazarus’ sickness was not unto death, but for the glory of God, so that He (Jesus) may be glorified by it. Someone once said, “There is no testimony without a test.” I couldn’t agree more. Lazarus was a candidate for testimony. His sickness was a test that had to come for him to have a testimony.You will testify to the glory of God; however, a test or two could precede your testimony. Don’t panic because the test will not be beyond what you can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). In addition, the Lord has promised to be with you. Deuteronomy 31:6 says: “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
NOTE: The Lord is with you like a mighty terrible one. You will testify this year in Jesus name, Amen.
- Samuel Oluwatoki