Wrapped Up - Tear The Wrapping Up

Wrapped Up – Tear The Wrapping Up

John 11:38-44

“Jesus was still angry as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. “Roll the stone aside” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.” Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see Gods glory it you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

  • We are all wrapped up in something
    • Some of us are wrapped with things from the past, past pain, past disappointments, past sadness
    • Whatever we are wrapped in drives our lives
    • We are sometimes blind of those things that wrap us
  • God wants to unwrap us to a new blessing
  • What you are wrapped in is very important, it determines how you will live your life
  • What you’re wrapped in will let people know what type of individual you are
  • Jesus goes to the house of Mary and Martha, when Jesus gets there Lazarus is dead.
    • Mary and Martha were disappointed and upset because their brother was dead
    • They tell Jesus, if you would have been here sooner he wouldn’t have died
  • How many of us have told God, if you would have gotten here sooner, maybe this wouldn’t have happened
  • Jesus speaks to Lazarus and Lazarus walks out wrapped and Jesus tells the people to unwrap him
  • The same way that Jesus brought Lazarus out of the cave He can do now.
  • Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow
    • If there’s something dead in your life God can bring it back to life, all you have to do is believe
    • Jesus has the power to resurrect whatever is dead
    • Whatever is stuck He can make it move
  • God is never late!
    • Maybe He is late to our own timing but God is never late, He is always on time
    • If you are going tough something hold on because He is on His way and will turn the situation around.
  • You don’t have to wait for tomorrow to live your best life, you don’t have to wait to get your miracle
  • God is a God of power today
  • God is a God of power now
  • You can be blessed now
  • Just how Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead he can:
    • Resurrect your dreams
    • Resurrect your plans
    • Resurrect everything that is in front of you because He is a God of now
  • Lazarus was not the only one that was wrapped
    • Marry was wrapped in depression and hurt
    • Martha was wrapped in grief and hurt
  • Situations can come your way but you decide how you react to them
  • The people that followed Jesus were wrapped up with lack of faith
    • Sometimes people come to church, they follow Jesus but they don’t believe all the way
    • People come to church sad and depressed but they still smile and fake it really good
  • Maybe we are wrapped up in something that God wants to take out of our life
    • In the middle of whatever you are going through you are blessed because you are able to gather, you’re able to hear the word of God, you get to enjoy people’s company
  • Jesus speaks to us and tells us to go unwrap those that are in the world
    • There is a world out there that is dead and it is our responsibility to go and unwrap them and take them out of the cave
  • We have life and that life is Jesus
  • The best life that we can have is a life with purpose, a life with a destiny
  • To grab people from the darkness and bring them to life

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