MINISTRY THAT TOUCHES GOD (Continued)
"Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already."(John 11:17).
This Scripture describes the state of man in Adam at the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Man’s nature was so corrupt until he had become the fullness of carnality in every sense of the word. All about man in his Adamic state opposed all that was Christ, God’s Anointed One. "But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." (2 Peter 3:8). Chronologically speaking, from Adam to Christ is 4,000 years or four days spiritually.
Everything Jesus did revealed an aspect of Himself as the Lord of heaven. He abode two more days after getting the news of Lazarus’ death allowing four days to elapse before arriving at Lazarus’ tomb because Father’s eternal Word was being fulfilled through Him. In Lazarus, a full picture of the end of the first man Adam and the ministry of the Last Adam was being unveiled. What a mystery unfolding in this day! The Cross was fast approaching and Jesus was about to perform a miracle that spoke to the very miracle of salvation.