Go beyond your understanding of resurrection and the last glory demonstration you’ve seen (John 11).
Let’s go back to Martha again. She never got past her distractions to get it, even though He told her to. Now, her house (which she was responsible for) had a death in it, and Jesus waited until there was no longer any hope in this house. In other words, He waited until Lazarus was good and dead.
Four days into it, Lazarus had been buried. He was no longer in the house but was stinking, shut up in the grave. When Jesus came, Martha went to him and accused, “If You had been here, this wouldn’t have happened.”
We are always doing this to the LORD, because we continue to look at Him based upon where He has been rather than based upon where He’s taking us. Jesus could have said, “Martha, you should have gotten this resurrection thing by now. I love you, your sister, and your brother, and I’ve been visiting your home for quite a while, but you don’t get resurrection.”
But when Jesus said, “Your brother will rise again,” Martha responded, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
Then Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” (John 11:25). In other words, He could have said, “Martha, listen to Me. Resurrection power is in your midst today. You understand resurrection for the future, but you don’t get it for today, and I am grieved over it.”
Mary came to Jesus and said, “LORD, if You had been here, my brother would not have died,” (v. 21). Here’s the difference between Martha and Mary’s statements: Mary fell at His feet and spoke, instead of accusingly yelling at Him on the path.
In a nutshell, that’s the true difference between Martha and Mary. They each had a distinct personality, and He loved each of the sisters, but one of them knew how to touch Him. And because she knew how to touch Him, He took them both beyond. I think that’s the place we’re going.
Do we really know how to touch Him so we can see Him in a whole new perspective? You know the rest of the story. Mary touched His heart. He removed the rock, the death, the grave clothes, the decay, and a whole new order came.
They all saw it. That’s the place I hear the LORD asking us if we will go to.
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries
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Charles D. “Chuck” Pierce serves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI). This is an apostolic, prophetic ministry used to gather and mobilize the worshipping Triumphant Reserve worldwide. GSI facilitates other ministries and participates in regional and national gatherings to develop new Kingdom paradigms. Peter and Doris Wagner complete the leadership team of this new wineskin. Chuck is President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jew and Gentile and is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps nations, cities, churches and individuals understand the times and seasons in which we live.