Lazarus died from serious ailments and was buried, but Jesus Christ came around on the fourth day to resurrect him back to life. Jesus who had been earlier informed of Lazarus’ sickness tarried his rescue effort until Satan did his worst. The Savior was prepared to embarrass Satan and glorify himself. In fact, Jesus had announced his intention to Lazarus sister (Mary) when he stated,
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).
Once Lazarus died, Jesus came to town to raise him up. Hallelujah!
Satan is in trouble because Jesus Christ has power over death. The worse that the enemy could do is to kill someone, but Jesus has the power to give life. Therefore, Satan’s power remains subject to Jesus’ power! On the last day, Jesus will resurrect believers who have died, and send them to heaven. Unfortunately for Satan and his followers, their permanent home is hellfire. They would wallow in the fire that never dies; they would be tortured every day and every night – forever! However, people who believe in Jesus Christ will enjoy God’s peace and prosperity in heaven – forever!
Praise Jesus I am born again, and I am going to heaven. I will not go to hellfire because I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Heaven is my home, and I will enjoy it forever! Since Jesus has defeated Satan through his death and resurrection some two thousand years ago, I declare my victory in him. Devil has no power over me anymore; I am free from any curse of sin and death – forever! Yes, I am free! Yes, Jesus Christ has made me free indeed! Amen.