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John 6:48

I am the bread of life.


Jesus Wept

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Jesus Wept
Bethany the platform for glory
Why Jesus Wept
Moved in spirit and troubled; the reasons why
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Jesus Wept (John 11:35)

“When the Son of Man comes , will he find faith on earth”

The title of this exposition is taken from what perhaps is the shortest recorded verse in the bible, and yet it is able to minister so much to as many as want to know, what made Jesus to weep at the graveside of the man he loved, the man called Lazarus. The story surrounding the incident had to do with the death of Lazarus a friend of our Lord Jesus. Many reasons have been attributed as why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus and one of such reasons was that he did because he loved Lazarus, and his weeping had to do with mourning for him. Is that really so?

While It is very true that Jesus loved Lazarus; and it is also true that Jesus mourned at the grave, but his mourning was entirely for different reasons as none of these reasons had anything to do with the death of Lazarus, rather it had to do with the people who came together to mourn Lazarus. The person that Jesus felt sorrowful for was not Lazarus; rather it was the people who came to mourn the passing away of Lazarus. The reason why Jesus mourned was far removed from the death of Lazarus, this is so because there was no reason at all for him to do so. You see there were a couple of other events in the life of Jesus as revealed by the bible why it made no sense for him to mourn because of the death of Lazarus.

To help clarify these assertions we would need to look in details, why the mourning of Jesus at the graveside of Lazarus had nothing to do with the man in the grave. To start this we would need to look at the significance of the place where this event took, place. We need to do this in order to see that event was an anticipated one, one that was part of the orchestrated plan of God to glorify his son.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57
“?Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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