The Theme of the month of March is ‘Translated unto life’ and the theme of this year’s Mothers’ Day celebration is Talitha Cumi which the Bible interpretes as ‘Little girl, I say unto thee arise’. So brethren I am sure you can testify with me that the Spirit of God has something wonderful for someone here this morning.
I believe that our Father in heaven is saying to someone here this morning Arise.
Arise and take your place. Arise and shine for the Glory of The Lord is risen upon you. Arise for your victory is come. Arise for your deliverance has come. Arise and walk through the doors I have opened to you, doors of favour, success, divine opportunities. Arise for your set time to be favoured has come.
Our main Bible passage will be taken from Mk. 5: 21- 24, 35- 42
The Bible makes us to understand that this ruler of the synagogue by name Jarius had a little girl who was sick to the point of death, and he could not help himself, no one else could help, all people around him were waiting to do was to weep and wail greatly over his daughter.
I pray for someone here people will not gather to weep with you in Jesus name. You will not weep for sorrow in Jesus name.
The Bible says in the Psalm 118:15 ‘The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous’.
It is the sound of rejoicing that will be heard in your homes in Jesus name.
The Bible says he went after Jesus The Great Healer and when he found Him he fell at His feet and be sought Him greatly saying ‘My little daughter lieth at the point of death, I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her that she may be healed and she shall live’.
It was not by accident or coincidence that Jesus was passing through that town on that day that Jarius needed Him. May The Lord never be far from you in Jesus name.
In the life of a child of God there is always a day of trouble and a time of need. The bible says in Psalm 34:19 ‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous but The Lord delivers him out of them all’. So it is not about ‘if’ but about ‘when’. As long as you are on the Lord’s side afflictions will always come, if it does not come then you better check who your Father is and whose side you are on.
I pray for someone here this morning on the day of your trouble may The Help of Helpless will answer you by fire in Jesus name.
Jarius’s eyes remained focused on The Lord Jesus (the Bible says in the Heb 12:2 ‘Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith’. As they journeyed to his house a woman with an issue of blood for 12 years received her healing and was made whole. I am very sure Jarius’s faith would have increased and he would have said to himself ‘Yes my miracle is about to happen’ (I am sure he must have been singing in his heart my miracle, my miracle has started); and as they continued their journey, you know the devil is a crafty fellow and he will always look for ways to discourage and dampen our faith, as Jarius was encouraging himself, the devil raised his ugly head by sending someone from Jarius’s house with bad news, saying, ‘Thy daughter is dead, why troublest thou the Master any further’. As soon as Jesus heard the words spoken, He said to Jarius, ‘Do not believe his report, I have the final say here, this battle is not over until I say it is over. I am the Resurrection and the Life, I am the Light whomsoever walks with me will never walk in darkness, I am the Hope of Glory, I am the Great Healer, who commandeth a thing and it cometh to pass when I have not authorised it. Be not afraid, only believe’.
I am very sure that at this point Jarius must have heaved a sigh of relief and he must have said in his heart, I have no power of mine own, I cannot help myself Lord but my eyes are on you. I put my trust in you.
And the Bible made us to understand that Jarius was not put to shame on that day because his daughter arose from the dead and was delivered to him and his wife alive.
In Micah 7:8, the Bible says, ‘Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me’. Your enemies will not rejoice over you in Jesus name.
Brethren who do you turn to when afflictions come your way, some run to their boss at work, some run to Daddy & Mummy, some to native doctors, in 2 Kings 4: 21- 37, the woman of Shunamite ran to the God of Elisha Jehovah and received her dead son alive.
In 1 Sam 1: 10- 20, Hannah turned to the God of Israel and she was blessed with children and the Lord gave her a new song. There is someone here this morning and you are about to break forth with a new song in Jesus name. There is someone here this morning The Lord says for your waiting he will bless you with double honours in Jesus name. In Mk 7: 25- 30 The Greek woman went looking for Jesus the son of David and her daughter was healed because of her great faith in God.
The Bible says in Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of The Lord our God.
Psa 125:1-2 ‘They that trust in The Lord shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever’.
2 Chron 2:12 the title of this message is taken from this Bible verse. This was the prayer Israel prayed when 5 nations & their Kings set themselves against Israel in war. The Lord answered them by fire because they did not lift a finger in that war because they choose to keep their eyes on the Author and Finisher of their Faith.
My prayers for us all is that no matter what may confront us, may our eyes always be on The Lord the maker of heaven and earth.