I have purchased you back to me with a great price – the blood of My Son. Treasure the deposit of this transaction I’ve left inside you – My Holy Spirit – the Comforter, Counselor and Spirit of Truth. He will remind you of all I have said.


Snow White said it first, and all Disney princesses have repeated her hopeful melody with the words, “Some day, my prince will come.”

Well ladies and gentlemen, the Prince of Peace has come and, while many of us miss that today, even those Jesus Himself lived closest to just didn’t get it.

Look at the disciples when Jesus told them they needed to go to Bethany because their friend Lazarus was “asleep.” One of the disciples retorts, “Well if he gets to sleep, he does well” meaning “At least somebody here is getting some sleep because we’re not!”

The disciples are just so thick-headed sometimes. Why would they walk all that way because Lazarus was taking a nap?

Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.” – John 11:14-15

It’s pretty clear here that Jesus has a miracle up His sleeve, but those closest to Him missed it.

Then Martha misses it as Jesus shows up and not only says, “Your brother will live again,” but drops this huge hint right in her lap:

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26

Missing it that Jesus is God RIGHT NOW, that He has the power to raise the dead RIGHT NOW, Martha says, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” What?!? She’s saying, “I know you’ll be powerful some day, just not today.”

Someday my prince will come! Well, they didn’t have to wait until some other day because Jesus was fully man and fully God right then, just as He is today. Not only did He physically raise Lazarus from the dead 2,000 years ago, He raised you and I from the dead spiritually today – bought and paid for by His sacrificial death on the cross.

Don’t miss it! Jesus is powerful TODAY and you have the same resurrection power living in you. It’s called the Holy Spirit and Jesus Himself called Him “another.” Another what? Another Jesus – God in us!

Today is a great day to know your Prince has already come and His name is Jesus!

From my sermon series EXODUS