Our theme is from 1Tim 6:13 God that quickens all things
Topic: Quickening by the word
Joh 5:25 KJV Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
The dead could be those that died physically, or those that are dead spiritually (sinners), or anything that is dead and the dead on the last day of judgment.
The primary idea is that when He speaks, whatever is dead will receive life, come back to life and be quickened.
The voice is that by which we give command. Jesus raised up the dead by his command, or by his authority. When he did it he spoke, or commanded it to be done. Mar 5:41; “he took the damsel by the hand, and said, Talitha cumi .” Luk 7:14; “and he came and touched the bier, and said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.” Joh 11:43; “he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” So it is by his command that those who are dead in sins are quickened or made alive, Joh 5:21. And so at the day of judgment the dead will be raised by his command or voice.
the hour now is, when many who are dead in trespasses and sins, shall hear the voice (the word) of the Son of God, believe, and receive spiritual life through him
God quickened the dead.
Rom 4:17 KJV (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
The place is referring to Abraham who was very old and his wife too. But when God spoke to him, life came on them; their bodies were rejuvenated and vitalized. What was not working in their bodies started working because God spoke.
God spoke in:
Gen 17:4 KJV As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Gen 18:10 KJV And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
Case study 2:
Mat 12:10-13 KJV 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
The moment the man obeyed Jesus and stretched his hand, the hand was restored. After this encounter, whatever is dead in any man’s life shall receive life, it shall be restored, it shall come back to life and be quickened in Jesus name.
How do we quicken the dead?
In John 14: 12 The Lord has said that anyone that believes, the word that I do shall he do also. Which means the same ability has been made available and provided.
Pro 18:21 KJV Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
It means I can speak life to anything that is dead and they shall be quickened.
the Lord said the hour was coming when the dead shall hear the voice of the son of God, and they that hear it shall live. He was the son of man; that is human being while He was here and that gave Him authority to say that and did all He did. But now he is no longer here, we are now the the son of God and the Son of man
Rom 8:14 KJV For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.;
1Jn 3:2 KJV Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.).
He had authority because he was the son of man
Joh 5:27 KJV And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
We have that authority now because only a spirit with a physical body has authority on earth. The Lord has limited authority now on earth because He is Spirit now. This was the reason after His resurrection, He could not open the eyes of the blind, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, etc. That authority is given unto us now.
What are you going to do?
- Preach the gospel so that the dead spiritually will hear, repent and receive Jesus.
- Command things, dead body, business, job, occupation, vocation, your house, your kids, your bodies to receive life.
- Pronounce death over every power that has come to steal, kill and destroy what belongs to you.