It was Saturday night of the Healing & Miracle Conference in Jacksonville, FL. We were praising and worshipping our Wonderful Lord through the song, “Resurrection Power.”
At one point, I was so overcome with His presence that I fell to my knees and dropped my head to the carpet and covered my face.
As the song continued I began to see a vision of Jesus standing before the tomb of Lazarus with his right arm outstretched and saying in a powerful voice, “Lazarus, come forth.” (John 11:43)
I then saw Lazarus leave the tomb with his grave clothes swirling and floating about him. Immediately, I felt the Lord give me interpretation:
Lazarus represents the Church. Jesus is calling to His Church, His Bride, “Come forth!”
He wants us to leave all of the death and lifelessness behind. He wants to unbind us from our grave clothes–everything that is keeping us from living in the fullness that He has destined for us–and let us walk out into the world with His resurrection power!
Later, as I was discussing this vision with my friend, the Lord revealed more:
When Jesus came to Lazarus’ tomb, Mary fell at His feet, saying, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:32).
Many have been praying for the Church of the living God to arise and walk out into the world in power!
It may look like the Lord is not hearing our prayers. It may look like God is late. Mary thought the Lord should have come earlier…before Lazarus died.
BUT! Jesus came in His perfect timing…not Mary’s timing but His. And Jesus is coming in perfect timing to His Church!
Just as Jesus said to His disciples, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go so that I may awaken him out of sleep” …so Jesus is saying to us …I am coming so that I may awaken you out of sleep!!
WAKE UP, SLEEPER!
Ahhhhh, LORD!! Thank You for Your perfect timing! Thank You that You are calling forth Your End Time Army! Thank You that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness! Thank You for Your love of Your Bride! Thank You for awakening us to our destiny!!