KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:25 KJV “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live”.
The word of God is saturated with divine life to raise any dead person or thing. Well, in the context of our key scripture, what kind of dead people is the Lord talking about? This is definitely not referring to the physically dead. If it meant the physically dead people, then they had no choice to respond or not. Our key scripture talks about those who can hear. The Lord in this verse is referring to the spiritually dead people, or what will be described as the living dead. Any man born into this world is spiritually dead, or better still, a living dead according to Romans 5:12 ” Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so, death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”. It is the influence of death in the life of a man, that produces every negative thing, one, could imagine. All truth is parallel, so, as decay works in a physically dead person, so does evil, demons and negative acts are produced in spiritually dead people.
According to our key scripture the word of our Lord Jesus has enough life and power to raise you from that state. You may be a drunkard, and feeling very defeated and miserable, do not close your condition to fate. The word of God is coming with resurrection life. All you need is to receive it with your heart. Many listens but do not hear, because they do not prepare their hearts to submit to what they may be listening to. The Lord says if only you can hear him, life would come to you. You may be suffering from a disease that seems incurable, you can receive the healing you anticipate and desire if only you would make up your mind to turn from your condition and accept the message of salvation or healing for your body.
In the light of what the Lord says, it is not your condition that is impossible to change, but your ability to hear his call to get up from that condition.
Why do many fail to hear?
1. Some are so engrossed in their sin such that they are not ready to hear the life saving words from the Lord Jesus. Isaiah 59:1-2, informs us that, it is not God’s hand which cannot save, but the sin of people which separates or keeps them away.
2. Some are also not able to hear because they have become so used to their condition. They do not accept any new thing.
3. Others do not hear because the god of this world or the demons of darkness blind their minds and hearts from hearing. 2nd Corinthians 4:4
4. There are those who do not hear because they oppose the truth, because they are deceived. 2nd Timothy 3:13
I want to help you hear. Just consider your state;
Are you satisfied with the way you are living?
Do you have the peace of heart that passes all understanding?
Are you certain about a blissful heavenly home?
Why are you so fearful?
If your answers to these questions are no, then you need to hear the Lord today.
To hear him, you must put aside any thing that takes you from the Lord.
You must forget about your self-importance for a moment and accept the goodness and greatness of Jesus.
Say to Him, you believe in Him and make Him Lord of your life. Tell Him you will submit your life to Him. Thank Him for saving you. Rejoice for your salvation.
THOUGHT: IT IS YOUR CHOICE WHETHER YOU EXPERIENCE GOD’S SAVING POWER OR NOT.
Mark 9:23 KJV” Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
Isaiah 59:1-2 KJV Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.