Luke 7:11-17 tells the story of the son of the widow of Nain.When Jesus came near the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. When Jesus saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep”.
This was the text for the June Power Must Change Hands Programme when the Assistant General Overseer of MFM World Wide; Pastor Kehinde Adegbolahan delivered the message titled Break the coffin and release the future.
The coffin represents death, blindness, stagnation, slavery, captivity, tears, forces of evil as well as loss of good things in a person’s life. The widow had lost her husband and now she was preparing to bury her only child. The enemy had robbed her of her joy, her peace, her husband, her son , her future and her hope. The coffin spirit is an evil spirit that has the power to cage, bury, seize and put an end to the good things in a person’s life. It also has the power to bring confusion into a person’s future.
The widows hour of deliverance came when Jesus came near the gate of the city and it was at that time the widows dead son was being carried out in a coffin. Jesus had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep”. Then he touched the coffin and he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise“. And immediately, he that was dead sat up and began to speak and Jesus presented him to his mother.
The widow found herself in a hopeless situation but the compassion of Jesus brought her out of it. Jesus singled her out of the crowd and he felt for her, he connected with her pain and her loss. Jesus did not pity her, because pity only feels sorry instead, Jesus had compassion on her.
Compassion is the feeling that moves you to respond to another persons situation. The compassion of Jesus moved him to release a miracle that would make the widow feel better, make her happy and have a brighter future.
The compassion of Jesus released the miracle of victory over death and all who witnessed the raising of the widow’s son from the dead glorified God and said “A great prophet has risen up amongst us; and God has visited his people”. Without a doubt, Jesus was a man of emotions and his spirit still feels and connects with the bitter experiences of men.
5 Prophetic utterances to draw the compassion of Jesus
- Either by accident or by divine order, I will meet my helper
- The compassion of Jesus single me out of the crowd for a miracle
- Every good thing dead in my life will come back to life
- The hand of God move in my situation
- Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise and wipe away my tears
Adapted from the message preached by Pastor Kehinde Adegbolahan; the AGO of MFM Worldwide