Yeshua is the one that issues the command for Lazarus to rise and He does this just prior to gathering Ephraim into the 'wilderness of the peoples' (Ezekiel 20:33-38) during the upheaval of World War 3.
The only place in the entire New Testament where the name 'Ephraim' appears is in the account of the raising of Lazarus. Lazarus helps bring many Jews to a knowledge of Yeshua. And the Levitical Priesthood that he represents helps cement the two houses of Israel together.
The two Houses are represented by Mary and Martha.
I have actually not put Part 3 in this blog, but put it in the following link below.
For more information go to the Article Raising Lazarus HaCohen
-this has Parts 1, 2, & 3.
- Part 1 is just a general introduction concerning Yeshua who is the Resurrection.
- Part 2 Introduces us to the Leader of the Levitical Priesthood, 'Eleazar'.
- In Part 3 we will look at the gospel account of the 'Raising of Lazarus' in John 11 and it's prophetic symbolism of the Raising of the Priesthood.
We look at it systematically, verse by verse (or paragraph by paragraph), in an expository manner. You may need two or three sittings to get through it all but I think you will find it intriguing and encouraging.
For more information go to the Article 'Raising Lazarus HaCohen'.