You are desperate for a move of God!
Jairus was desperate for that miracle to come and touch his daughter. He had to combat the voice of someone telling him, “Don’t bother the teacher! Don’t bother Jesus about that! It’s dead and over!”
Somebody stopped praying because they thought she was dead. They stopped bothering the teacher.
They were praying when they still had hope, when they still saw a way for it to happen. But, the moment that they lost sight of how God could do it, the prayers stopped — not realizing that often times, God will leave you down to no other option, so that you will know that it was a miracle when it happens.
If God would have kept your dream alive when it was just sick, then you could think that maybe it just turned a corner, but God let that thing die.
Sometimes we can be so upset that God let it die, that we stop praying for God to bring resurrection. It’s time for some of us to start bothering the teacher again. Refuse to believe that this thing in your life, this situation in your life is really dead.
In the text, the servant said, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher,” but when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid..”
Who was Jesus answering? The servant didn’t ask a question and Jairus didn’t say a word.
He knew instantly that Jairus was thinking something on the inside. Before the thought could come out of his lips, Jesus sent a word to combat the thoughts.
Before the doubt, grief, bitterness, or anger could even escape his lips, God sent a word to combat them.
Sometimes we are getting ready to release something out of our lips, and that word starts to go to war with our emotions before it even leaves our lips.
Jesus says, “Do not be afraid; only believe”.
Only believe — that seems so simple, but this was divine instruction.
Sometimes we need to get down to the bare bones of nothing but total belief. Jesus says the key to this next level is to stop diluting your prayer requests with fear, and doubt, and anxiety, and insecurity.
You cannot have any room for anything other than belief. There may be some people who can’t speak into your situation anymore, because doubt is contagious.
The text then goes on to say,
“When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead. But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.””
Jesus is saying, “Girl, get up!” You have been down too long, it is time for you to get up again.
It is time to reach back past where the pain met you, reach back past where you started giving up and becoming weary, and to grab that little girl who once believed that all things were possible and who once believed that she literally could do anything, as long as God was with her.
Tell her “Get up!” – Tell her we can’t afford to just exist anymore. Reach past the scars, the wounds, the insecurity and get up!
Get back in the fight after life has knocked you down, It may not be easy, you may have to pick up and move on scarred, and broken, and bruised, but bruised heels still crush serpent’s heads.
“40 So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him. 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 begged Him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying.
But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him……
……. 49 While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.”
50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” 51 When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. 52 Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” 53 And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.
54 But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.” 55 Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. 56 And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had happened,” Luke 8:40-42,49-56.
~ Dana Jarvis
Dana Jarvis has a calling upon her life and Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry came from a Word The LORD spoke to her. His words resonated in her Spirit and is what Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry is all about ~ to Equip, Empower, Encourage, and Raise Up his Sons and Daughters for such a time as this!
A Prophetic Seer/ Intercessor, Minister, Author & Christian Coach/ Prophetic Mentor, Dana is blessed by Abba to be one of His Leading Ladies for such a time as this. Feel free to contact Dana as she would love to hear from you!