Did Jesus really raise Lazarus from the dead?
Here's the answer:
Yes, Jesus did raise Lazarus from the dead.
Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus. He had two sisters named Martha and Mary. One day Lazarus became very sick. His sisters sent word to Jesus that He needed to come and heal Lazarus. But Jesus didn’t come right away and Lazarus died.
Three days after Lazarus had died, Jesus came to Martha and Mary. The two sisters were very upset and were crying. Jesus cried too (John 11:35). Martha asked Jesus why He didn’t come sooner to heal Lazarus. Instead of giving her an answer, Jesus told Martha that her brother would rise again (John 11:23).
Martha had thought Jesus was referring to the end times when all people will be raised, but Jesus was not referring to this event. Jesus walked over to Lazarus’ tomb and commanded for the stone to be moved away. He shouted “Lazarus, come out!” Lazarus came walking out from the tomb with his burial clothes still on. Everyone was amazed! Jesus had literally raised Lazarus from the dead.
Jesus is powerful!
"So the sisters sent a message to Jesus. 'Lord,' they told him, 'the one you love is sick'" (John 11:3).
"After he said this, Jesus went on speaking to them. 'Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep,' he said. 'But I am going there to wake him up'" (John 11:11).
"Then Jesus called in a loud voice. He said, 'Lazarus, come out!' The dead man came out. His hands and feet were wrapped with strips of linen. A cloth was around his face. Jesus said to them, 'Take off the clothes he was buried in and let him go'" (John 11:43-44).