Tony Evans: Faith in a dead situation

Thoughts from Tony Evans.

38 Jesus, intensely moved again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, replied, “Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, because he has been buried four days.” 40 Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?” John 11:38-40

Before God works a miracle, on the level of a resurrection, He often makes an illogical request.

In fact, the more ridiculous the request, the greater the miracle.

You must listen to the request because there will always be an act required of you to demonstrate your faith.

The temptation will be to go logical…to go secular, because the request seems so crazy.

Martha would show she believed by the removal of the stone.

Faith is simply acting like God is telling the truth. Faith is acting that is so, even though it’s not so so, that it will be so, simply because God said so.

Faith is the decision to act in spite of the craziness of the request.

In Hebrews, the faith chapter, it says the name of the person, and what that person did. Your actions are tied to your faith.

Noah built a boat.

What is the miracle you are waiting for? What is God asking of you?

He says: Didn’t I tell you, if you believe, you would see the glory of God?

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