As Jesus approached the gate of Nain followed by His disciples and a large crowd, this joyous convoy met with a mourning crowd coming out of the city. They bore the coffin of the only son of a widow Lk.7:11-17. The weeping mother of the dead man caught the attention of Jesus. His charge to her was: ‘Weep not’; a call to believe that God is able to revive anything that has died into a living vibrant thing.

Jesus also touched the coffin to stop the people, dead and alive, from advancing into the graveyard – the place where the fate of the dead man may have been sealed. He then spoke to the corpse: ‘Young man, I say to you, Rise’. Clearly Jesus knew the will of God, that none shall die young Is.65:20. The corpse heard His voice, rose as instructed, and began to speak – proof of life.

Change occurs when your thinking is right, when you shift your paradigm to believe that the dead can rise: ‘For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its stump may die in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth branches like a plant’ Job.14:7-9. Wash that dead situation with the water of the word of God in your mouth Eph.5:26.

In another instance, again trusting God, Jesus called out a man who was buried four days Jn.11:43-44. Lazarus walked out of the grave – proof of life.

Stop grieving, start speaking. Seek out what God said in His word concerning anything that should not, but seems to have, died around you. Trust God, the One in whom is Life Jn.1:4. Believe in your heart and speak words to give it life.

It must show proof of life; your tongue has power to give life Prov.18:21.