Part I

This morning while I was taking care of my husband Bobbie I heard a scripture that is still resonating with me…

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.”  But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” 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.” Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had happened. (Luke 8:49-54 NKJV)

Sometimes you just have to put the crowd out…

And it occurred to me that sometimes you just have to put the crowd out… you know the people and mindsets that crowd your mind with negative thoughts, words, or deeds in order to see your miracle manifested. First, notice when the news came he told them “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” He negated their fear with faith. The Word teaches us For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV) When unexpected situations or circumstances arise in your life do you meet them with fear or combat them with faith?

Next, He only allowed his disciples and the little girl’s parents in. Actually, the word says “He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. (Luke 8:51) Sometimes we have to stop permitting the negatives, no matter how well-meaning they may be—relative or not. Desperate times call for desperate measures and when you are looking for the miraculous you have to close the door on the what ifs, maybe this is not…, or perhaps you should just accept…you understand what I am saying. Also, notice concerning the naysayers…he put them ALL outside. Because when they ridiculed what Jesus spoke they were dismissive of it as if He didn’t know what He was talking about. His definition of sleep and ours are two different things. (Isaiah 55:8-9) We have to get rid of all the negative thoughts and mental processes so the enemy won’t have any room to traffic freely in our minds and set down “mind fields.”

He took her by the hand and called…

Or perhaps had the commenters been able to see through the eyes of faith instead of being blinded by the shade of ignorance they could have caught the revelation—either way their thought processes caused them to be shut off from a blessing that they never had the opportunity to experience and at the same time allowed Jesus to be in an environment ripe for a miracle. He took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.” Is it not written You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11 NKJV)

Sometimes in life, we just have to put them out! Those who are the negative Nellies with all their negative attitudes, actions, and words to make room for the prayer warriors that have the faith—walk in faith and not fear—believe what God has spoken and trust him to manifest that truth. Otherwise, we will be just like those commenters who were left on the outside…Having no revelation and being deprived of the miraculous power of God.

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week for the conclusion…Blessings and Peace!

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