“Do not be afraid, only believe.” Mark 5:36.
“Daughter, your faith has saved you; go into peace and be healed of your affliction.” Mark 5:34.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
There is no fear in My Kingdom of Heaven. There is no evil there, no curse, no darkness, no sickness, no death, no pain, and no grief or sorrow. All is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit because it is a place where all is perfect love. Perfect love casts out all fear.
You have never known a place like that for so long as you are in the world and the corruption that Adam welcomed into your domain you have gotten used to many evil things as the norm. But it was not like that in the beginning. When it began I made it to be an extension of My Kingdom, a place of your own with its source in Me. One united family with Me. And in Jesus I reached out to reconcile you back to Me as My family, born again unto righteousness and truth in the beauty of the splendor of holiness for the praise of My glory, which, in Jesus, is over you and in you. Christ in you is your hope of glory. My people shall be filled to overflowing with My goodness and shall be surrounded by My favor as a shield. Psalm 5:12.
When Jesus came He brought you a new vision of life. He called it abundant life, and He described it as a branch abiding in a vine producing the wondrous fruit of the vine because of the flow of life that came into it from the vine. He explained that He is the vine and you are the branches receiving His divine life (grace) by the Spirit dwelling in you filling your spirit like a fountain leaping up to eternal life and flowing down into your well the abundance of divine life. Flowing in and bubbling up with every spiritual blessing in Heaven, which I have freely given you who are in Christ Jesus.
And I offer this life to you, but you can only take it by faith. It is My grace received by you through faith. There is no other path than faith. And faith speaks and has actions. In the miracle we discussed yesterday, Jesus could see their faith and it was determined faith. The violent are taking the Kingdom by force. Faith is a force. Faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is measurable, remember, Jesus noted whether people had no faith, little faith, faith, and great faith. And faith only comes by what you hear and hear and hear. So be careful what you are listening to and focusing your attention upon. When it enters your heart and fills it that is what you will speak and that is what you will do. The devil knows this and will try to give you what to think on and say. I ask you to determine whether you choose life or death, My Words or his words, and I leave the decision of what you will listen to, agree with, speak, and do to you. But I give you a book full of My directions and promises and I pour My Spirit into your heart to lead you, guide you, and tell you what to say just when you need to know. My Son told you not to worry when you must defend your faith before leading men and woman for My Spirit would tell you what to say and give you words and a wisdom that no one can take exception to or contradict.
It is up to you to make the determination to remain (abide, continue) in My Word and to let My Word remain (abide, continue) in you. You can monitor your thoughts and words if you care to do so. And it is wise to do so all the time if you love good days and long life.
Today as we continue our Life Lessons on bringing the flow of the Kingdom into the earth we are looking at the next miracle in the life of Jesus upon the earth that took place in the gospel according to Matthew. It is actually two miracles that came about intertwined in time. One was a woman who had suffered an ailment for twelve years with no relief and the other was a twelve year old girl who had become so ill she died. One miracle was received through the faith of the woman receiving and the other through the faith of the father interceding for his daughter.
Because Matthew begins his account when later in the sequence of events leading to that, you find more complete accounts in Mark and Luke, the most complete being Mark, so let us begin there:
When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore. Mark 5:21. Jesus and His disciples were returning from the region of the Gadarenes. As they returned people had spotted Him arriving and a large crowd gathered. In fact, they had all been waiting for him. Luke 8:40. One of the synagogue leaders from Capernaum named Jairus heard and came up, and on seeing Him, he fell at His feet and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.” And Jesus went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him. Mark 5:22-24.
Jairus knew Jesus for Jesus taught in and worked miracles in the synagogue at Capernaum where he was in charge. When his daughter became seriously ill, he knew he needed Jesus and he did not care whether the religious leaders ousted him or not, his concern was for his dying daughter, so he went to Jesus and bowed down prostrate at his feet imploring Jesus to come to lay His hands on his daughter so she would get well and live. This was faith. This was seeking God’s glory and not praise from men. This was a heart for his daughter above his own reputation with the other religious leaders who had rejected Jesus. He had faith and faith declares and acts.
He came in an attitude of humility and worship but you can see by his declaration that he came with complete confidence that Jesus would perform what he asked. He declared exactly what would take place, speaking the end from the beginning. He is an example of the approach to My throne of grace as set forth in Hebrews 4:16. He came reverently and devoutly to Jesus with complete confidence that he would receive mercy and find grace just when he needed it. And he did. Jesus went with him.
Come to Me in worship, declare to My Word in prayer with thanksgiving, and leave with the result you declared by faith in accordance with My Word.
But now came another story of a woman with an affliction that had robbed her of her livelihood, her health, and was destroying her life. She had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— but after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched the edges of His cloak. For she was saying, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Mark 5:25-29.
Faith comes by hearing. This woman had not found any relief for twelve years but then a wonderful thing happened—she heard about Jesus and faith comes from hearing. And after hearing she started speaking over and over, “If I just touch His garments I will get well.” And this got her to go out of her house where she was confined in her unclean condition and weakness and go to touch Jesus.
In Matthew’s account you read, “And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; for she was saying to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will get well.” But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well.” Matthew 9:20-22. She touched the tzit tzit, the fringe with the blue cord that I ordered the Israelites to put in the corner edges of their garments to remind them of My Covenant. Numbers 15:37-41. These were to be on the corner edges of their garments, which in Hebrew is the word “kanaph” which also means wings, rays, that is the extremities. And My prophet Malachi, in prophesying of the coming Messiah referred to Him as the Sun of righteousness dawning with healing in his “kanaph.” Malachi 4:2. The division between the leaders and the people was whether Jesus was the Messiah, and one of the signs of His coming was amazing healings taking place such as had never been performed. She knew and she went for the “kanaph” the corner edges of His garment. And her faith connected to the power that was present to heal that resided in Jesus by My Spirit in Him. She did not have that power in her so she had to get to His physical presence to connect. But now you who have confessed Jesus as Lord, have My Spirit dwelling in you and you can take hold of that healing power right where you are right now.
Let us back to Mark’s account, which is the most complete, “Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?” And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” And He looked around to see the woman who had done this. Mark 5:30-33.
Many people were pushing against Him but they were not connecting with Him by faith, this woman connected to the power with her faith and pulled it right into herself. Faith is a force, a magnetic force in the spirit that brings my power right to it but faith goes further than a magnet it also becomes a conductor of that power into the person whose faith has attracted the power.
The best conductors of electrical power are those that offer no resistance to it. Silver is the metal that is the best conductor of electricity, and if you recall silver is the metal that represents redemption in My Word and in the design of the tabernacle in the wilderness that I gave to Moses, because it contains a higher number of movable atoms (free electrons). For a material to be a good conductor, the electricity passed through it must be able to move the electrons; the more free electrons in a metal, the greater its conductivity. But there are also what are called superconductors, and that would be similar to great faith. Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity with no resistance. This means that, unlike the more familiar conductors such as copper or steel, a superconductor can carry a current indefinitely without losing any energy.
Doubts, fear, unbelief, hardened hearts, unforgiving hearts, evil hearts filled with hatred and jealousy do not conduct power because they offer resistance to it. You connect to My promises by faith, and if you develop your faith by hearing and speaking and obeying My Word you can become a superconductor. And that is what the woman with the hemorrhage had become.
So let us continue with the account of the incident: “But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go into peace and be healed of your affliction.” Mark 5:33-34. My healing power was there for all but her faith was what connected to it and made her benefit from that power. But My Son cautioned her to go into peace, that is, no fear that the illness would return. To keep her healing she had to keep walking peace and no fear, true faith is a rest, a confidence of good results, for the enemy would try to put it back on her again if he could make her doubt she had really been totally healed and start drawing back. But she boldly spoke her testimony. She told Jesus the whole truth.
But now the focus goes back to Jairus. While Jesus was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?” Mark 5:35. Jairus had a choice now, he could just give up and say it was all over, he could be bitter about the woman that got healed while his little daughter had died. But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid, only believe.” Mark 5:36.
Here again you see the command to be at peace and keep believing. You will stay in peace if you keep believing for the good result, that is, the favorable outcome. I surround you with My favor as a shield to fear. My Will is My favor to you for My Will is to heal you, to prosper you, to keep you in good health even as your soul prospers. So My Will is that you are whole financially, physically, mentally and emotionally by walking in the truth. There is great joy and peace in believing and there are miracles there as well.
Walking in faith should be a rest, not a roller coaster ride with highs and lows depending on the circumstances of the moment. Jesus was telling Jairus to stick with his initial faith declaration, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.” And to not draw back. And you know Jairus did not draw back, he kept going on with Jesus, and Matthew in his account tells the new confession he made, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.” Matthew 9:18. He was not going to let the circumstances change the outcome he had spoken in the beginning; he just adopted his confession a bit to state the new facts.
When Jesus got to Jairus’ home, He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. Mark 5:37. These were His core group, His mighty men, who He could trust to stay in faith. At the house He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing. And entering in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.” They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded. And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat. Mark 5:38-43.
The impossible had happened. The little girl had come back to life. The physician Luke in his account tells you, that Jesus “took her by the hand and called, saying, “Child, arise!” And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately; and He gave orders for something to be given her to eat. Luke 8:54-55. And Luke goes on to say that her parents were amazed. Even though Jairus believed and refused to fear the result still was amazing to him. And that is the way a miracle is. Amazing. Have faith and let Me amaze you beyond all you can ask or imagine.
I love you. No matter whether you are in a pit or on top of a mountain right now, know that you can have a good result by faith, and more than that, you can have the most awesome miracle that anyone has ever seen if you will work on building up your faith until you become a superconductor. That is believing in your heart and not doubting at all that if I promise it to you in My Word, you can have it manifest in your life and that is days of Heaven on earth.