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Mary and Martha sent for Jesus because their brother, Lazarus, was sick. When Jesus heard, He said, "'This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified through it'" (John 11:4).

I know we all go through some tough times in life. But God is not glorified in your being sick, defeated, in debt or having a bad marriage.

When Jesus arrived at Lazarus' tomb, He asked for the stone in front of it to be rolled away. Then He prayed to the Father and began to cry out with a loud voice, "'Lazarus, come forth!'" (v. 43).

In order to manifest the glory of the Lord, you must open your mouth and call forth those things for which you are believing God. Say to your circumstances, "Money, a good marriage, healing, come forth!"

When Lazarus came out of the tomb, he was bound and wearing grave clothes. Though he still looked dead, he came forth.

Your marriage may look dead. You may be broke. You may look and feel sick. It doesn't matter; go to the Word of God.

Speak the Word over your finances, your marriage and your health. See the glory of God revealed in your life.

Jesus prayed: "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them" (John 17:22). We have the same glory that Jesus has. Therefore, we have everything we need to display His glory in the earth.

Now, child of the Most High God, lift up your eyes. Christ in you is the hope of glory (see Col. 1:27). Walk in obedience and seize every opportunity to manifest.

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Cynthia Brazelton wants the church to experience God's favor and power. Cynthia and her husband Tony are pastors of Victory Christian Ministries International in Washington, D.C.

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