It’s a NOW IS time!!!!
25 Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
28 Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment
These two set of verses speak of two resurrections. Verse 25 says an hour is coming and NOW IS, while verse 28-29 speaks of a resurrection of the physically dead in the future. In following up on the word given yesterday, the Lord spoke so clearly again this morning saying we are in a NOW IS time. Verse 25 simply explains what Jesus had been doing as recorded in the Gospel of John. The religious man Nicodemus in John 3, the incredibly broken and rejected woman at the Well in chapter 4, the Nobleman and his son in chapter 4, and the sad man in chapter 5 at the Pool of Bethesda who had been in his tragic condition for 38 years, longing to be healed. In all these places they heard the voice of Jesus calling them to life, and those things that were dead in them came alive instantly, in a moment. There was no follow up counseling with the woman from Sychar, and she was messed up. In her NOW IS time Jesus totally set her free, raised her from dead, healed all the years of brokenness and devastation. Same is true for the for the man at the Pool of Bethesda. 38 years of accumulated sorrow, disappointment, and bitterness all gone. His broken body was resurrected in an instantly suddenly, but so was his broken soul. The Lord says that this is the time we are in. It’s a NOW IS time, not a slowly healed someday time. We are going to see before our eyes people healed and set free in an instant suddenly. Be prepared for God to use you. Through you, broken people are going to hear the voice of Jesus, and the dead things in their bodies, souls, hearts, minds, and emotions are going to come completely alive in an instantly suddenly before your eyes. It’s resurrection time, a powerful resurrection season like we haven’t seen since the first century. It is a NOW IS time.