Are We Marked For Death?

Inspired of God
Written by Sheryl D Miller

John 12:10-11 Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too, for it was because of him that many of the people had deserted them and believed in Jesus. This took place after Lazarus died & Jesus brought him back from the grave. 

     Talk about the ultimate second chance! Just by Lazarus being raised from death, brought people to salvation & following Jesus, but I believe that Lazarus became an Evangelist. The Bible doesn’t say that, but if Jesus raised me from the dead, I’d be telling everyone about Him. Hey, wait a minute; Jesus did raise me from spiritual death & eternity in Hell…

     The leading religious leaders of that day were ticked off, because people started leaving them & following the Truth. Guess the people were tired of all the ritualistic mumbo jumbo & the religious hoops they had to jump through; kinda like what some denominations are still like today. Anyway, the priest had a huge brain storm & decided to kill Lazarus along with Jesus. After all, that should have kept people from following Jesus & brought them back into religious bondage. Hellooooo, it’s been over 2000 years since Jesus’ death & people are still following Him.

     So, here’s my point – are we worthy of someone wanting to kill us to keep us quiet about Jesus? Are we marked for death by people who don’t want the Gospel spread? Do we walk through our daily lives with a death sentence from Satan? I hope that we do! That means we are doing our job telling others about Jesus’ saving grace. We are marked by the Devil as soon as we ask Jesus into our hearts. But, as soon as we get out there & really start talking & walking like followers of Jesus, Satan ups the ante. He will have opposition coming from all sides of us to discourage, dishearten, & divert our attention from Jesus to ourselves. But if we keep our focus centered on Jesus, Satan doesn’t stand a chance. Will we fall? Probably. Will we miss opportunities or open doors? Probably. Get up & go again!

     So, are we marked for death? Is there a price tag on our heads? Does the Devil get ticked off every time our feet hit the floor in the morning? Are we at the top of Satan’s hit list? I certainly hope so…

John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.”
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