In order to exceed their expectations…he had to let Lazarus die. - Jesus actually said in v 15 - I’m glad he died…so you would see the greater thing I want to do.
YOU CAN’T RESURRECT SOMETHING UNLESS IT’S DEAD
The I AM statement Jesus made was to get them to understand…The resurrection isn’t about an event…it’s about a person.
Because it’s not just what he does…IT’S WHO HE IS.
For the believer, death is never in front of you, it’s always behind you.
To experience a resurrection…we have to die. Die to ourselves. Our own plan for our lives…Sometimes our expectations have to die.
The resurrection isn’t just about getting us to heaven…but getting heaven to us. No circumstance can stop heaven from coming to you.
It’s not just about getting to heaven one day…but getting heaven into us today. You can have hope, joy, peace and life today!