Friday August 12, 2016.

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : But when Jesus heard what they said, he told the synagogue leader, “Stop being afraid! Just keep on believing.”- Mark 5:36 (ISV).

LISTEN : A leader of the synagogue of the Jews by the name of Jairus came to Jesus Christ to ask for healing for his sick daughter who was near death. Jesus Christ accepted to go to his house with him when the woman with the issue of blood interrupted their trip with her own case (Mark 5:25-34). As he was addressing the case of the woman with the issue of blood who had just got her healing; emissaries from Jairus’s house came to inform him of the death of his daughter some few hours before (Mark 5:35). Hear what they told Jairus, ” While he was still speaking, some people came from the synagogue leader’s home and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?”

As Christ was still speaking the messengers from Jairus’s house came. They came with a heartbreaking news. ” Your daughter is dead”. It was a faith weakening and destroying news. Notice that Jairus came to Jesus Christ by faith; but now, it is obvious and natural that his faith will instantly be punctured or shaken. Although Jesus Christ was still speaking to the woman with the issue of blood when he heard their message, but confronted it immediately and said to Jairus, ” “Stop being afraid! Just keep on believing.” (Mark 5:36).

Beloved, does your situation seem hopeless like Jairus’s? Are you disturbed by some life threatening and peace robbing news that just broke out from your organisation, family and neighborhood? Are you down with a disease and it seems you’re losing the battle to it? Has your spouse concluded plans to divorce you? As a result you’ve not been yourself? Is your world shaking and about to crash? Don’t worry. I bring you the same word that Jesus Christ said to Jairus – “Stop being afraid! Just keep on believing.” Your miracle is on the way. If you hold unto your faith like Jairus, the power that brought back his daughter to life will give you your testimonies (Jeremiah 32 : 27).

Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do? 
1. Keep trusting God even when your situation seem impossible and hopeless.
2. Always listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and not what your situation is saying.
3. Don’t doubt the word of God, anchor your faith on His word.

Daily Task : like Jairus, learn to trust God in all situations.

Daily Reflection : Only the force of faith in God can revive what is not revivable.

Prayer : Blessed Father, help me to keep believing no matter the circumstances around me. Today, I receive the results of my faith in you in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over your life, you will not believe in vain. Your miracles, testimonies and solutions are in your hand now in Jesus ‘ name.

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