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Jesus' first move, give thanks

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Announcements Forums Probation After Death — April 26th, 2020 Jesus' first move, give thanks

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    In thinking about the experience of Jesus raising Lazurus in the lesson this week, I asked myself what new inspiration can I receive after having read this story over the years so many times? What came to me was, who made the first move and why? Jesus did not need Lazurus to “come forth” before he “lifted up his eyes, and say “Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. He “knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” Then “he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth,…” Jesus knew he could give thanks to God because he had had so many proofs already of God’s power. He also knew who had the authority, it wasn’t the mortal picture that everyone around him was seeing but it was what the Christ was knowing that had all the authority. So this is a reminder to me that before I even ask God for anything that I think I need or desire I must first begin with “I know that thou hearest me always” and is why I am so grateful for all the good already received. I know that you are the one and only source of all good and am so grateful to be learning this. I know my prayer has already been answered because as the Bible says “Before they call I will answer.”

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