While reading the passage about Lazarus, Mary and Martha in John 11, the thought came to me . Is God an on-time God all the time? A lot of times we all can feel discouraged or even hopeless. We turn our eyes to our Lord wanting for His full redemption. Like Mary and Martha we sometimes ask, "Where are you and why aren't you here? When will you answer?" This kind of thinking often brings disillusionment and discouragement. It seems our faith has "borders" and our understanding has limits! Martha understood Lazarus would rise again in the resurrection in the last day. But she couldn't comprehend by faith that THE resurrection and THE life NOW was standing right in front of her! Lazarus' sisters thought Jesus was late in coming to help their brother. However God is never late in anything! So "take heart and believe." God's promises and purposes WILL come to pass according to His plan and timing! "From Age to Age He Stands And Time is in His Hands The Beginning and the End..." (Tomlin)
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.