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In these passages is the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. This event seemed to solidify and intensify the Pharisees’ intent to kill Jesus because more and more people were following Jesus. The Pharisees were afraid that their religion would crumble, and the Romans would take away their nation.

The high priest Caiaphas prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation. This prophecy was correct but not as Caiaphas attended or envisioned. Jesus would indeed die for the nation, Israel; but His death would have the effect of uniting the children of God who were scattered abroad.

Jesus’ death would lead to the formation of His Church which would unify believers around the world to follow Jesus and live according to God’s Word.

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