If you believe…you will see

John 11:38-43

Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”

Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”  Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”  And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave-clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

“If you believe you will see the glory of God.” All that is necessary is belief. The question has been asked; “What if you really believed that what you believe is really real?”  Jesus says we will see the glory of God.  Glory is:  resplendent beauty or magnificence; state of great splendor, magnificence, or prosperity.  Pasted from <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/glory>  It is His name, who he is and what he does, a complete realization of existence and  the magnitude of that existence.  He gives life, he raises the dead. This is a life of the physical nature and a life that is spiritual; it is release from the death that comes to the physical and a release from the death grip that can lay hold on the spirit.  We believe in Him, we can go deeper and simply believe him.  When we believe anyone we put our trust in them, in what they say and in what they do.  It is an investment of ourselves given over to another.  We demonstrate our belief through our actions, we do for them, we get to know them on a deeper level than just someone we know of.  If you believe, you will see the glory of God.  Believe, go with God.

How much belief did it take to, “loose him and let him go.”?  May our sharing of our knowledge and understanding of God, who he is and what he does, be the catalyst that will “loose him and let him go”  for any who choose to join us in our knowledge.  If you believe…


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