Why did Jesus raise Lazarus on the fourth day? Why did He not heal him before he died? Why on the fourth day? Why not on the first, the second, or the third day. Why the fourth day? Well, this is the answer: The Kingdom of God is a timeless kingdom, and because Jesus Christ had already been crucified from the foundations of the world and had risen on the third day, He had become the Resurrection and the Life since the foundation of the world. So Jesus could not have raised Lazarus on any day before that which he, Jesus had risen. Because of this, he was raised on the fourth day – he was raised on the fourth day because Jesus rose on the third day!
Jesus wept. He wept because He was about to demonstrate the reason why he had died and risen again – That in Him all who were dead in sin, may be resurrected! He wept as a loving father would, witnessing the birth of his first child. What an awesome God we serve!
In Christ, we are the fourth member of the Trinity, accepted in the Beloved, and because He rose, you can rise… and because a day before the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day, whatever may be happening in your life, TODAY IS YOUR FOURTH DAY!
So TODAY every stone that has sealed you in is removed. Jesus calls you out today, and He says “… (Say your name) Mettabel! Come forth!!” And I, the fourth man, arise! I rise out of deadness, decay, out of filthiness, stench, disease, destruction, and any name that is named on earth, above the earth, and underneath the earth: Today is my fourth day, and at his command, I rise!!!
Mettabel Okulaja 02.11.17.
◄ Revelation 13:8 ►
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
◄ John 11:24-25 ►
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
◄ John 11:35
◄ John 11:39 ►
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
◄ John 11:43 ►
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.