• Pastor Nathan Torsy

Don't take it so hard...

John 11:32-45

32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.

40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

41 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.

42 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.

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

We all know the story but notice…

Jesus had just raised a man from the dead. Everyone should have been rejoicing….or that’s what we think! But notice, there were still those, even in the face of such a mighty miracle, who used it as an evil report to take back to the Pharisees!

Don’t take it so hard when you can’t please everyone…

We could raise the dead and STILL have detractors!

Don't let the negative take your joy!

Don't let the detractors blind you to the glory of God!

Don't let the rhetoric take the miracle away from your testimony!

There will always be those will try to lessen the miracle. The Bible says it's the word of OUR testimony and the blood of the lamb that defeats the enemy!

No matter who believes it or not... keep telling your testimony!

Written by: Rev. G. Torsy

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