Take Away the Stone

“Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb.  It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.  Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’” John 11:38

Father, there are many who are in a cave.  Lord, I pray for the abortion-wounded who have been lying dead to true life to come out of the cave into the light and find true life, healing and freedom.  Lord, we ask for you to use Deeper Still to help take the stone away.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

In the verse above, there is a cave mentioned and a stone.  This verse comes from the passage in John where Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, has died and been buried in a cave.  Jesus has come to bring him out of the darkness of dead and into the light of life. 
The Greek word for cave is spelaion and according to Strong’s Concordance it means…well, a cave, and it goes on to say by implication, “a hiding place”. 
Lazarus was dead so they had to bury him in a cave.  He didn’t choose to go into the cave, but he was there and without miracle intervention, there he would stay. 
For the abortion-wounded, many are in a cave, not dead in a literal sense, but not truly living either.  Tucked inside a cave, they remain hidden with a gigantic heavy stone rolled over the exit making escape seemingly insurmountable.   Some like the cave.  It seems safe.  And the stone is a surety that the secret will remain hidden in the cave.  Existence may be stifled, but it appears safe.  The problem is you are still in a cave.  As long as you are in a cave, you are not free. 
For those who want the stone removed and want freedom, the stone seems too heavy to lift away.  And by all earthly standards, it is.  However, the Lord doesn’t ask or desire for you to lift the stone by yourself.  He has called others to “Take away the stone”.
The Deeper Still team is equipped and called to help remove the stone.   The Lord says, “Take away the stone.”  And just like Lazarus, those who have been dead inside can then come out and experience true life, free from the confines of a cave. 
To those who questioned why Jesus was asking them to remove the stone, “Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?’” John 11:40
Oh friends, let the stone be rolled away and believe.  When you do, you will see the glory of God. 

Your abortion doesn’t have to define you.

It’s time to find the freedom you deserve.