Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Faith Of Jairus


SOME THOUGHTS BEFORE TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY

A POEM ABOUT HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Finn and Huck were best of friends
When Finn up and died
They said
No need to worry
Huck (will bury) Finn

A STORY ABOUT A 45 YEAR OLD MAN WHO DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO CHURCH

A mother told her 45 year old son Get up it's time to go to church.
The son rolled over in his bed and said 
Give me one good reason why I should go to church today.
The mother replied
I'll give you three good reasons.
Number 1-Your're saved and saved people should go to church.
Number 2-You're 45 years old and a 45 year old knows that he belongs in church.
Number 3-You're the Pastor, what am I gonna tell everybody if you don't get out of bed and go to church.

     The story above is an example of what we are seeing in these last days when the love of many is waxing cold with a great falling away before the appearance of the antichrist. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 tells us Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Many people today have rejected the God that became a man (Jesus) and are getting ready for the man who will claim to be God (the beast antichrist).

     But friends by of good cheer, 2 Thessalonians 2:7 promises he who now letteth (holds back) will let (hold back the appearance of the antichrist), until he be taken out of the way (saints getting caught up before the tribulation) and then shall the Wicked be revealed (the antichrist can't be revealed to start the tribulation with a peace treaty with Israel stated in Daniel 9:27 until the saints are caught up to be with Jesus). Saints won't be on this earth for one second of the tribulation mess hallelujah. I a'int lookin for the antichrist; I'm lookin for the Christ.


          OK, for today's lesson let's see how the faith of a father named Jairus healed and raised his daughter from the dead. Mark 5:22 describes the first picture above saying And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and when he saw Him (Jesus) he fell at his feet. And besought 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. And Jesus went with him, and much people followed Him, and thronged Him.

     Note that Jairus did not go to the pharmacy or a doctor to have his daughter healed. Jairus went to the feet of Jesus to heal his daughter by faith. As a result, Jairus' faith by trusting Jesus to heal his daughter raised his little girl from the dead. Jesus went to Jairus' house and raised his little girl from the dead by saying Talitha cumi Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

     Notice also in the second picture above another man who by faith got healed at the feet of Jesus. A wild crazy man in the tombs of the Gadarenes who ran around a cemetery naked all day got healed at the feet of Jesus. Luke 8:35 describes how this crazy nut got healed saying that they found the man, out of whom the spirits were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid. Notice that when this nut got at the feet of Jesus, he got saved and in his right mind by putting on clothes. Jesus causes people to cover up their flesh and have a right mind where they no longer are insane and show off their flesh to the world. After this crazy man of Gadarenes got saved, he wrote and published books in the city of Decapolis where his testimony saved multitudes. 

     Friend reading this anywhere today, I pray in Jesus name that you be like Jairus and the blessed man from Gadarenes and worship Jesus as God at the feet of Jesus. Right now get saved, repent, stop sinning, and confess Jesus as your God, believing that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

     OK, let's look again at how Jairus' faith healed his daughter. When Jairus faced trouble and needed a miracle for his dead daughter, Jairus sought help from Jesus instead of anyone in this unreliable world. Jairus remembered the promises of Psalm 107 pictured above and how the children of Israel cried unto the Lord Jesus (instead of unreliable friends and doctors of the world) and were delivered out of all their troubles. Like Jairus and the children of Israel, friend anywhere cry to Jesus for help (not anyone in this world) when you are in trouble, and Jesus will deliver you out of all your distresses.

     Take time to read below what happened each time the children of Israel cried unto the Lord Jesus for help from their troubles in Psalm 107. Psalm  107:4 says They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way, they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:12 goes on to say Therefore He brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help (friend if you also have none to help call on Jesus and he will save you) Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. 

     Then Psalm 107:18 says Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble; and He saveth them out of their distresses. And finally Psalm 107:25 tells us For He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven; they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like  a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses. CONCLUSION: Call unto Jesus like Jairus instead of this world whenever you face trouble, and Jesus will save you out of all your distresses.

     OK, let's talk some more about how the faith and prayers of Jairus healed and raised his daughter from the dead. After Jairus asked Jesus to come to his house and heal his daughter, Mark 5:35 says a ruler of the synagogue told Jairus, Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He saith unto the ruler of the synagogue (Jairus), Be not afraid, only believe. Like Jairus, if we face troubles in this world, if we trust in Jesus, Jesus will tell us be not afraid, only believe. 

     Our faith in the Lord Jesus will overcome any problem in this world, and Jesus will deliver us out of all our troubles. 1 John 5:4 tells us For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (note that it's our faith in Jesus that overcomes any trouble in this world). Every day say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil the blood of Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever has overcome and defeated you devil, evil must pass over me, and the blood of Jesus has cleansed me from all my sins. Who is he that overcometh the world; but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

     Alright, let's continue with today's story about how Jairus' faith healed his daughter. Pictured above we see that when Jesus arrived at Jairus' house, Mark 5:40 says many laughed Him to scorn. But when He (Jesus) had put them all out, He taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with Him (Peter, James, and John), and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And He took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

     Note that the little girl could not pray for herself. It was her daddy Jairus' prayers and faith that caused Jesus to heal and raise his daughter from the dead. Remember our prayers for anyone in trouble will save and heal them. Four men's faith and prayers by lowering their crippled friend through a roof to Jesus, healed the lame man. Jesus said he saw their (the four men's) faith, not his (the lame man's faith) and healed the crippled man. Question? How many men did it take to patch the roof after the lame man was healed by Jesus at Mark 2. Answer: No less than 5. The 4 men and the healed lame man were happy to patch the roof after the crippled man took up his bed and walked.

     Like Jairus, there were other examples where people's prayers and faith healed their friends. Many people in a church prayed day and night that Peter would be set free from prison. Their prayers caused an angel to break the prison chains on Peter and open three iron gates and set Peter free from prison. Aaron, Hur, and Moses' prayers for Joshua allowed Joshua to get the victory over the enemy Amalekites. 

     Jairus' faith reminds me of Noah pictured above. Noah told the people in his land for 120 years to repent, stop sinning, and get on the ark he was building to escape a flood coming to destroy the world. Notice the man in the picture above pointing to his head mocking Noah calling him a lunatic. Noah ignored the persecutions and mockings and kept building the ark. As a result, Noah and his family were saved from the flood while all his persecutors and mockers were destroyed in a flood.

     Jairus, like Noah, had to have faith when people laughed and mocked saying Jairus, your daughter is dead and not sleeping like Jesus says. But Jairus chose to ignore the mocking and persecutions; as a result, Jairus faith caused Jesus to heal his daughter. Note that Jesus did not allow any of these mocking unbelievers to witness the raising of Jairus' little daughter from the dead. Mark 5:40 says Jesus put out all the scoffers and did not allow them to enter Jairus' house. People that mock Jesus in unbelief do not see miracles; only believers who have faith in Jesus to deliver them from the troubles of this world will witness supernatural miracles and rejoice. Only Peter, James, John, Jairus, Jairus' wife, and Jesus who had faith to believe the impossible witnessed the damel's miracle of being raised from the dead.

     Finally, we see that Jairus had faith to trust in one word from Jesus, Arise. When Jesus told Jairus' daugher Arise, the little girl was raised from the dead. Friend reading this anywhere be like Jairus and have faith to daily believe the promises of God's Word. One day soon, Jesus will say to all the dead in Christ who are sleeping like this little damsel Arise; and the dead in Christ will be caught up to the clouds to live in peace forevermore with those that are alive and remaining on this earth. Ephesians 5:14 tells us Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 

     It's a blessing to know that anyone who is a christian and believes Jesus is God does not die. Jesus says that christians who believe Jesus is God sleep and do not die. How comforting to know that to be absent form the body is to be present with the Lord. Now christians are like caterpillars in cocoon fleshly bodies. But soon we will leave our cocoon fleshly bodies and get glorified new bodies with wings like a butterfly and fly away to be at peace with our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ. 

     1 Thessalonians 4 says the dead in Christ are sleeping and will one day soon awake from their sleep and live forevermore with Jesus in the kingdom. But, unbelievers who do not believe Jesus is God die twice. First an unbeliever dies on this earth and is buried and goes to hell. Then unbelievers in Jesus as God die a second death at the great white throne judgment where unbelievers in Jesus as God are cast into the lake of fire.

SINCE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FAITH HERE'S
A STORY ABOUT A BLIND MAN AND HIS LAMP

One day a blind man pictured above was walking with his lamp.
A friend asked the blind man
Why are you carrying a Lamp if you are blind?
The blind man replied
Even though I can't see anyone passing by me
I carry this Lamp to protect me from harm
so no man steps on me.

Saints also by faith need to daily carry the Lamp Jesus with them
walking by faith and not by sight
for protection from the unseen principalities, powers,
rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places.

     Ephesians 6:12 says For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. But be of good cheer, Jesus promised at John 16:33 With Jesus saints will overcome this world.

FAITH BELIEVES THE INVISIBLE
RECEIVES THE INCREDIBLE
DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE

A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THE FAITH OF PILOTS

Pilots of planes use instruments to fly by faith when they cannot see.
Saints must be like these pilots and live by faith and not by sight.
When the world and friends around us fail;
Saints like these pilots can mount up with wings as eagles
and faithfully fly in peace above the troubles of this world
by the instrument of the Word of God. 

     I pray this little bible study blesses multitudes on this earth with peace and strength. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz8tlm@yahoo.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone be blessed in Jesus name.

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