Scriptural Readings: John 10:27-28, John 11:43
A busted car engine is simply dead and cannot take us anywhere. It's dead engine needs someone to work on it again otherwise it is forever dead. The engine for whatsoever reason cannot receive communication from the different parts of the car making it dead, unproductive and worthless.
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
This idea is not really far from what we might be thinking right now. We cannot go anywhere with our spiritual status because we are simply dead with the things that we really needed. Dead means no communication. Unless we hear God’s voice and His revelations then and only then we can move forward with assurance and confidence.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
The word of God is always true on this matter. We are dead and there is only One way that can make things alive again and that voice continually raised saying to us come out and that voice is the voice of Jesus Christ. Jesus with a loud voice is asking us to rise. We could be dead on something that he wants us to do. Just like Lazarus He loves us so much. This is the first thing that He wants us to know!
We have a purpose in life. God through Jesus has given us a mission to accomplish and unless we continually are dead we cannot have revelations unless Jesus will bring us back to life, we will never accomplish these missions for God’s glorification.
We have to come out from the things that make us dead from the reality that without God's intervention in our lives we will remain inside our graves dead to what is supposed to be a wonderful relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that would lead to satisfaction and contentment and above all God’s glorification.
As Christians we should hear His voice. A thing that we have to do and should not end there because Jesus has His revelations for us. As sheeps, the only voice that we are going to hear is the voice of God in Jesus Christ not what others opinions and what they say and do, not in books that offer a lot of options on how to live life. Just like Lazarus who was dead and with God's power through Jesus Christ heard God's voice come out from the grave. Jesus is alive and we are the ones who are dead. We are the ones who should hear the voice telling us to follow Him. Once we hear His voice, it is time to act on it. It is the acting upon that will make us truly alive in Him.