Even Now! – A Word by Karen C. Jones
There lives were shattered. Their rock, provider, brother, friend was gone. They tended him during his illness but nothing Martha and Mary did worked. Instead of things getting better, they grew worse. There’s still time, they thought. Send a message quickly to Jesus that His dear friend and confidant is not just sick but can die at any moment. The messengers ran quickly gasping for air and trying to catch their breaths informing Jesus that the family of Lazarus needs Him NOW or else!
Jesus chose “or else.” Lazarus dies. Lives are upended, shocked, reeling from hurt, pain, seeming betrayal, grief, loss and that was just the beginning of the new normal for the sisters’ lives.
What about you and I when a situation hits us that we just knew Jesus would have stepped in and saved the day? There’s some of you reading this now who knows exactly what I’m talking about…a sudden illness, loss of a job, a relationship broken…you fill in the blank. Where is God? You serve Him. You worship Him. You fellowship and spend time with Him. You go to church. You give your tithes and offerings. And instead of Jesus coming in to save you, things have gone from bad to worse to the worst ever. Jesus has chosen “or else” in your circumstance.
Martha had faith…can you see her red-rimmed eyes and hear her quivering voice whisper where only He can hear “I know that even now….”. I comfort you today that it may seem like you are past your breaking point, but decree over your life that “even now” Jesus is still Able and still the Answer. God will bring beauty out of ashes. Even if the unthinkable has occurred in your life, you still have Someone who can step in “even now” and give hope, healing and fill your heart with joy again. You may have been weary in waiting for so long over something that just doesn’t seem like it will ever change. Rest your faith that “even now,” Jesus has a purpose and a plan.
So when Jesus faced the tomb of Lazarus, Martha’s plea for “even now” became a reality. Beloved, don’t you know you are not facing this alone? You think things are over. Finished. The End. “Even now” Jesus is standing in front of your broken dreams and unfulfilled promises this very moment. He’s holding your hand in His. And what may look like is done for has a date with destiny! When Jesus cried “Lazarus, come forth and Lazarus came forth, He switched the order of Martha’s words to…”NOW EVEN!” There is no way Jesus will ever allow the enemy to bring you that pain, suffering, defeat, failure, and allow him to run all over you without vindicating you! Without standing up for you. Without turning the tables on the enemy of your soul! This is why He chose to wait because some things you and I go through are for the “Now Even” moments when He steps in and call forth your promises to come to life. “Now even” means He can balance your life and make it better. “Even now” turns into a “Now even” where the glory of God is on display and nobody can dispute that Jesus is still the Undefeated Champion of death, hell and the grave even before He went into the grave! He simply gave a foretaste of what was to come!
Tragedy turns into a triumph so only God will get the glory and Jesus gets even on your behalf!! God will get the glory out of your life!
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Speak over yourself, “Even now!” And hear Jesus shout…”NOW EVEN!”
“And for your sake, I’m glad I wasn’t there, because now you have another opportunity to see who I am so that you will learn to trust in me. Come, let’s go and see him.” John 11:15 – TPT
Karen C. Jones
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Karen C. Jones has been described as one whose life in the Spirit manifests in prophetic praying, songs, utterances, and writings. Karen dearly loves the Presence of the Lord and enjoys communicating the heart of the Father as He leads. She loves cheering people on to fulfill the call of God upon their lives wherever that may be.
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