Loose, And Let Him Go

“Loose him, and let him go.” John 11:44

Jesus finally made it to his friends grave and said: “Lazarus, come forth,” We all know that he had been dead four days. But it’s important to note that as he scuffled his way out of the tomb, he was still bound from head to toe in grave clothes. They didn’t just fall off the minute Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. He actually needed help. So Jesus said to them,  “loose him, and let him go.”

There’s an important lesson for us here. When people accept Christ, He changes them from the inside out. That means the things that once bound them might still affect their walk for a while. And while the Holy Spirit does the initial work, transformation is a process. Thats why we need the church. It doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time. The Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV).

Remember. You’re “becoming”! When Jesus saves you it’s like coming out of the tomb wrapped in the grave clothes of your past. You’re a new creation but are still wrapped in grave clothes of your yesterday.

What are those grave clothes? 
Negative influences
Thought patterns
Low self-esteem
Old habits
Destructive relationships

It is important to stay in fellowship with those who hear Gods voice. Because He speaks to those you are in fellowship with, and asks them to help loose you of your grave clothes and let you go into the full potential of your new live in Christ Jesus.