Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Mark - Fear not, only believe

Fear not, only believe

Mark 5:35 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?

Jesus in the midst of a crowd, on his way to touch the rulers daughter was delayed, but a good delay. The woman with an issue of blood was healed. Sometimes on the way to somewhere else, there are appointments with God. We must be sensitive at all times, for Jesus is caring for those in need. The servant brought the sad news: your daughter is dead, Jesus the master is no longer needed. Is there ever a time when Jesus is no longer needed?

Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

Fear not, only believe. These words are spoken in every book of the Bible. Yet, we being flesh look around at circumstances and we see no solution. Have we forgotten God? He can do anything and His time is not our time. Only believe. Be not afraid. Fear, depression, these things are not the result of faith in Jesus, but of unbelief. We must have faith.

Mat 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 5:37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

He only allowed his close disciples to go with them, no unbelief. They had seen his miracles and should expect the impossible. Jesus is Lord of life.

Mark 5:38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

Professional wailers and mourners were at work. Do not give false sentiments, God expects truth. And don't wait for a funeral to bring flowers to a loved one, do so while thy may appreciate them.

Mark 5:39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

Jesus speaks to the tumult, saying why all the noise and bother? The child sleeps.

Mark 5:40 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.

The professional mourners were not believing the Lord. They laughed at him a berated him, just like some do to us when we speak of Jesus and his wonderful salvation. Nothing good can come when unbelief and opposition is in the room. Unity in God's spirit and His peace are required, so that God can show his grace. Unbelief was put out, so that Jesus could show the hand of God. He entered into where the young girl was laying. The Lord of life approached the dead in body girl.

Mark 5:41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

He took her hand and commanded her to rise. Her hand was unable to reach to Jesus, as had the lady who was able to touch the hem of his garment. The faith of others in Jesus brought him to reach for her hand.

Mark 5:42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

A great miracle the dead girl came to life and walked to the joy of those who loved her and the Lord! There was no unbelief or scorn in the room, it was to glorify God, this miracle of life.

Mark 5:43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Do not tell anyone of the miracle, or opposition will prevent his ministry. Opposition from jealous leaders and impossibly large crowds coming only to see a miracle. Are you alone with an impossible problem? Look again, Jesus is with you. Nothing shall be impossible with God, only believe. Ask in prayer and he will answer in His time.

Eaglewings Ministries

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