Word of the day: John 11 vs 39 – Take away the stone

Word of the day: John 11 vs 39 – Take away the stone

Caption: Take away the stone

Memorize: Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” John 11:39 NKJV

Recommended Reading: John 11:38-44

John 11:39 – NIV – “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

John 11:39 – NLT – “Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.”

John 11:39 – TPT – Jesus told them, “Roll away the stone.” Then Martha said, “But Lord, it’s been four days since he died—by now his body is already decomposing!”

John 11:39 – AMP – Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there will be an offensive odor, for he has been dead four days! [It is hopeless!]”

John 11 vs 39 in Yoruba

Johannu 11:39 Jesu wipe, Ẹ gbé okuta na kuro. Marta, arabinrin ẹniti o kú na wi fun u pe, Oluwa, o ti nrùn nisisiyi: nitoripe o di ijọ mẹrin ti o ti kú.

Key: When Jesus got to the tomb where Lazarus was laid, He asked them to take away the stone so He could perform the miracle and that God may be glorified. Thus, to every miracle, a man has a role to play, before God can release His power. 

The reason many Christians are not manifesting today is because they have refused to play their roles; they have refused to follow the instructions of God and surrender all to Him. When you close your heart to God, doing things the way you think it should be done and not God’s way, God will not do what He should do.

Reflection: (But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you Matthew 6:33). Our role is to “seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness”, God’s role is to add “all these things” to us. 

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