The Ministry Years 18:   Be not afraid, only believe: theunfetteredpreacher 

Mark 5:21-24;35-43
Matthew 9:18-19;23-26
Luke 8:41-42;49-56

Our CALLING-BE NOT AFRAID, ONLY BELIEVE. 

Mark 5:21-24 (KJV)

21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

Mark 5:35-43 (KJV)

35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.  (Luke. her spirit came again,)
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

The story of Jairus, a Ruler in the Synagogue. His daughter lay dying.  He sought out Jesus.

Jesus, once again out among the people, teaching, preaching, healing everywhere, to all who had need.  As usual in a crowd of people.

Jairus, found Him, fell at His feet.    A Ruler, a big shot, when in need,  forgot his pride, and social  standing.

Bows and worships the Lord.  Besought Him greatly, (cried out, pleaded,..  with effectual,  fervent, prayer….please come and lay hands on and heal my daughter).

Jesus answered, by going with him.  

Imagine,  how Jairus felt, when interrupted by the woman with the issue of blood.

Hurry, hurry, she is sick,  dying….

Yet, Jesus, knowing the end, from the beginning,  heals the woman with the issue of blood.  “Thy faith hath made thee whole, go in peace.”

Then the news arrived,  your daughter is dead.

Jairus, heartbroken, maybe upset that Jesus had taken a moment to help another, while he had such a great, immediate need.

Jesus, having heard,  replied:  “Be not afraid, only believe.”

Taking with Him, only Peter, James and John, He arrived at the house of Jairus.

He found weeping, gnashing of teeth, despair, grief. He spoke life.

The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.”

Speaking that which isn’t, into existence. Let there be light.”   “And there was light. And it was good.”

God, Jesus spoke, and it was so.  

Romans 10:9 (KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Confess Jesus, and believe….  Which came first?   Why?

We must build up ourselves on our most Holy Faith, by Praying in the Holy Spirit. (Jude)

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  (Romans 10)

You hear me, recite certain verses, faith verses, I speak them confess them out loud.  To remind me what God said.

Because God spoke, it was done, it was good.

We should speak what God spoke.  We should know what God spoke.  We need to know it, before we can believe. 

Jesus said: “The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.”

All who were gathered, laughed Him to scorn.

He sent the unbelieving out, took with Him, the three Disciples, and the girls parents.

Took her hand and said:  “Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

Her spirit returned to her, she rose up, and walked… immediately, straightway… no long recovery time…  Jesus, a Fix-it Shop-Filling Station kind of guy.

Heal them, fill with the Spirit… send them forth.

The people, “were astonished with a great astonishment.”

He charged them to tell no man. 

People flocked to hear Him, to be touched by Him, to be changed by Him.

Folks, if we allowed Him into our Services, people would flock to them also…

Make room for Him in your Church  Services. 

Allow Him room to show Himself Strong, by meeting your needs.  Amen

Matthew 9:18-19 (KJV)

18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
King James Version (KJV)
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Matthew 9:23-26 (KJV)

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

Luke 8:41-42 (KJV)

41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

Luke 8:49-56 (KJV)

49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

3 thoughts on “The Ministry Years 18:   Be not afraid, only believe: theunfetteredpreacher 

  1. Amen! My brother was injured severely in a soft ball accident. The drs. told my sis in law to call his family in. When I got there I could hardly believe it. I was so totally heart broken. He was still breathing. I went to the family counseling room where a gentlemen and the young man that was “responsible” for the accident sat. I needed to escape from the crying and chaos that was going on and pray. I looked to the gentlemen and told him he looked familiar. We got to talking and realized we knew each other. I knew he was a prayerful man. I broke! I MEAN BROKE! I looked at Bill (his name) and said Bill, The Lord can not take my brother yet…he doesn’t know the Lord as his Saviour. Right there we prayed and asked the Lord to spare him, we asked the Lord to give my sis in law peace…BAM! I walked back into where my brother was to find my sis in law standing over him . She said, “Beth, I just had the most calming feeling come over me!” Of course I knew why and told her. The Lord spared his life that day. I call my brother every anniversary -led by God’s Holy Spirit- and remind him what the Lord did for him that day. He still needs prayers. I KNOW God answered my broken heart that day and healed my brother! I KNOW THAT!
    *There was a young man that was playing on a church league-in Ohio I believe- that received the same injury as my brother at almost the same exact time..he passed.

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