Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, John 11:25
At this moment life seemed hopeless for Lazarus family; he had been dead for over four days already. A whirlwind of emotions had been going on , Martha was angry with Jesus, if he had only been here sooner, she said. Jesus was overcome with emotion, he wept as he saw Lazarus motionless body and the mourning of his family.
and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this? John 11:26
But Jesus said anyone who believes in him will never die, he was about to perform a miracle that nobody could dispute who Jesus really is. Before Jesus arrived he told his disciples that this sickeness would not be the end of Lazarus (John 11:4) His disciples at the time didn’t know Lazarus was already dead, so they didn’t understand what Jesus was prophesying at that time.
Jesus asked Martha “Do you believe this?” Meaning do you believe Jesus is God in the flesh, the one who can give and take away life? Martha didn’t hesitate she said Yes Lord I believe! Her faith saved her brother’s life, Do you believe?
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40
Jesus confirmed what he prophesied to raise Lazarus from the dead based on faith, because Martha believed with all her heart, mind, and soul who Jesus is, he delivered Lazarus. After Jesus prayed to the Father, he then commanded Lazarus to Come Forth!
Jesus spoke the dead back to life, just like he can speak our dry bones back to life also. Jesus is The Resurrection, he holds the key to life and death, nobody comes to the Father except through Christ in Jesus Name Amen!
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) John 11:1-2
The story of Lazarus is very inspirational, because Jesus displays how God is truly in control including death. To the world it looked like Lazarus life was over, but Jesus has conquered death and he can for you also.
Notice it was Mary who washed Jesus feet with her own hair and used expensive ointment which she was rebuked by Judas. Her love and faith to Jesus activated this miracle. For if we have the faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains.
When Jesus heard that, he 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
Jesus already declared he was going to resurrect Lazarus days before he even made it back to Judae. Everyone still though Lazarus was just sick and sleeping, because communication was slow back then. But Jesus already knew Lazarus had passed away but by the Power of God he will raise him again.
Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. John 11:17
By the time Jesus and his disciples got to Judea, Lazarus was dead four days already. Mary was obviously upset with Jesus, she thought he left him to die. But she didn’t lose her faith as she still believe in the Power of God
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.John 11:25-27
Martha proved her faith to Jesus by knowing Jesus is the Messiah and she believes he can resurrect Lazarus. How many of us today have this faith? How many of us truly believe Jesus can heal us even resurrect us if its Gods will?
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. John 11:33-35
Also what makes this one of the most powerful stories in the Bible, Jesus wept over the death of Lazarus. It shows us how much Jesus cares and loves us.
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest 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. John 11:41-43
Jesus gave the Glory to God and then commanded Lazarus who was dead for four days to come to life. Notice because they have faith in Jesus he asked God to deliver Lazarus.
Jesus is the resurrection and the way. Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. He will deliver you just like Lazarus in Jesus Name Amen