Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Luke-she arose

Luke 8:49  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.  

Whets the use? In the natural we often see no hope.  

Luke 8:50  But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.  

Mark 9:23  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Luke 8:51  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.  

He allowed no one to go in to see the child, except those of faith in him.

Luke 8:52  And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
Luke 8:53  And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

Now this is strange, mourning and weeping people are turned into mocking laughter. James turns this around:  

James 4:8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 4:9  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

These were hired mourners, professional weepers, but they had no faith, they were sinners. I certainly would not want to hire someone to mourn over me. Unbelief can stay outside, your services are not wanted.

Luke 8:54  And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
Luke 8:55  And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

Unbelief was put out, Jesus took her hand and life returned to the girl. Herspirit returned, she arose. Her body needed food, go eat young lady, your body needs strength. Having problems? There is no problem too great for Jesus, only believe and get some good food, eat and stay healthy.

Luke 8:56  And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.  

Yes, a great miracle, but keep it quiet at this time, so that Jesus would be able to help others without so great a crowd of miracle seekers and devils preventing him from moving freely among the people.

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