Jesus therefore six days before the passover came to Bethany, were Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead, vs9 ‘ Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead, so the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the jews were going away and believing in Jesus. 1 Peter 4:12 says ‘ Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Lazarus had a contract on his life because he was apart of Jesus miracle and plan, he was chosen to be used by God for God and any time you are apart of God`s plans you are a target for trouble, you will have some trails in your life, the devil will try and discourage you, you will have haters, people will be against you for no reason at all, he will even use the people close to you, when you become apart of God`s plan the devil will put a contract on your life because you are a walking miracle. The Text says that they came to see not only Jesus but the walking dead man, when people come to Church, when long lost friends connect with you on facebook, we hope they come to see Jesus but the truth is that they come to see you because they heard about the mess you were in, they heard that you were on drugs, they heard that your husband left you for another woman, they heard that your house was forclosed on, they heard that you lost your job, they heard that you have cancer, so they all come not to see Jesus but to see if Jesus is real, they come to see the miracle, they come to see if Jesus healed you did he delivered you, are you off the drugs, have you found a new love, do you have a new house and car. it`s show and tell time, people will not believe unless they see it and God knows that, so the mess that you are in my child is just a set up for a come back, God need some miracle walkers, He need some dead people walking around so people can see how you once were dead but now is alive, yes you were dead in your spirit, you were dead in your finances, you were dead in joy, your love life was on life support, people will come to see if God is for real, to see if God perform a resurrection in your life. Lazarus resurrection was a set up to bring more people to Christ, if anything is dead in your life, it`s a set up so Jesus can perform a miracle, stop thinking that the reason you are having a hard time is because you are in sin, no you should not be in sin and if you are just repent, Lord i am sorry and i turn from my sin i know that Jesus came and died for my sin and i believe in my heart that He is the Messiah. Lazarus did not die because he was in sin althought he was a sinner, he died so others may be saved, God will allow things to die in your life and then bring it back to life that others may be saved. Lazarus became the silent Preacher, he did not have to say a word he was such a powerful preacher that they tried to kill him, because a picture is worth a thousand words, everytime they looked at Lazarus, they knew Jesus was real, people would rather see a sermon than hear one, not to see you perfect and trying to keep all the commandments because you can not do it that`s why we need Jesus, they will know that Jesus is real when you love your enemy, when you can praise Him in the mist of your storms. You see Lazarus was not brought back to life because he kept the commandments it was all God`s grace so this tells us that we to will be resurrected because of God`s grace and our belief. Just like it was a contract on Lazarus life, yes there is one on your life, but the Bible says no weapon formed against us shall prosper, it is a honor to be used by God even if we have to die for it, because just like Lazarus we will live again to die no more, the chief priests had plans to put Lazarus to death what he did not understand is that life and death is in God`s hands, know one can undo what God does. Lazarus death points us to what was about to come, the death,burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and if Jesus with the power of God can raise Lazarus we know that He raise Himself from the dead and showed us that death has no power over God, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 ‘ Where, o death ,is your victory? Where, o death, is your sting. and how do we know He is real? I was sick and He healed me, I was down and He picked me up, I lost my joy and He gave it back to me. I am a walking miracle and if my miracle have not come yet i have hope becaise i see some Lazarus walking around i see people that once were dead but now alive. So i hold on.