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The Journey To “It’s Not Over”

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The Journey To “It’s Not Over”

 

Jesus – Jarius

Luke 8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:

Luke 8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

  1. Jarius was a desperate father!
  2. His daughter needed help and needed it NOW.

 

Divine InterruptionsOn The Way To Jairus’ House

  1. Jesus is interrupted by the needs of a very sick woman.
  2. Jarius is no doubt biting his lip to keep from saying anything about the new delay.

 

The Woman With An Issue Of Blood

Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

Luke 8:44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

Luke 8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

Luke 8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

Luke 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

 

Then…They Brought Jarius The Bad News – And Said, “It’s Over

Luke 8:49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.

Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

  1. This was the worst new Jarius could ever hear.
  2. His world had just come crashing down upon him.
  3. But! Jesus heard the news too, and said, “It’s not over!”
  4. It matters not what others say, it’s not over till Jesus says it’s over!

All Family and Friends Cried Because it Was Over

Luke 8:51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.

Luke 8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.

 

Jesus Said – It’s Not Over

Luke 8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

  • They Laughed Him To Scorn –
  • They Were Ready To Believe The Worst

 

Jesus Knows What Words To Speak To Your Situation

Luke 8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.

Luke 8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

Luke 8:56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

Luke 8:56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

 

Do You Have Bad Reports? It’s Not Over!

Do You Have Fears For Lost Loved Ones?

  • It’s easy to see others getting help and all you hear is bad news. Don’t give up until He says it’s over.

 

Funeral at Nain

  • The mother of the dead boy thought it was over for her son, until Jesus passed by. Then she found out it wasn’t over.

 

Martha –“If you had come sooner, now it’s over, it’s too late

Martha had watched her brother died. She had ordered him to be prepared for burial. She had mourned as they placed him in a tomb. Tears flowed as she watched them roll a stone in front of the opening.

If only Jesus had and responded when she had asked him, Lazarus would still be alive. Why where her needs and her family’s need so unimportant to the Lord that He couldn’t be there for them when they needed Him.

But! When Jesus came and ordered the stone rolled away, she heard Him speak three words that changed her life. “Lazarus Come Forth!” That’s all Jesus had to say for the miracle to happen.

Martha found out it really wasn’t over until Jesus came.

 

The Crucifixion Of Jesus

Jesus on the cross-said, “It is finished!”– He finished taking care of the redemption for sin. He shed His blood for all our sins.

When He died and was buried, Peter thought it was over. He said, “I go a fishing.” He thought it was all over.

The Disciples locked themselves in a room out of fear. They thought it was over. That’s when Jesus walked thru a door.

 

Reader? Let’s Talk About Your Situation!

  1. You think things are hopeless in your life?
  2. You think it’s too late?
  3. You think it’s over?

 I know it’s been a long journey waiting for your miracle… Just Hold On!

He’s Ready To Walk Into Your Room Right Now!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Believe, Grief, Healing, Trust

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  1. Amen!

    Carl Ballestero

    May 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm

  2. Hallelujah!

    Joseph R. Clay

    May 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

  3. Ok, now I’m crying now, knowing that Jesus really does know where we’re at, and knows how long we’ve all been in our situations. Thank you for your words of faith and encouragement. I thank God for you every day.

    Nila Marxer

    May 26, 2014 at 1:37 am

  4. Just what I needed today! God is in control!!

    Kathy

    June 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm


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