WHEN FACING CHALLENGES – WHAT DO YOU DO
We are not dealing with circumstances that occurred 2,000 years ago. We are dealing with issues relating to circumstances we meet right now in our world of reality today. We must realize, however that as long as we are here on earth Satan will challenge our authority at every turn through every means he can. This often means that he will use other people, often even our loved ones, to bombard us with the negative forces of unbelief and render us powerless to do the works of God.
When Jairus and Jesus stepped into Jairus’s house, they ran headlong into the same condition you will encounter often as you do the works of God: They were met by “professional mourners.” The mourners were weeping and wailing greatly: 38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. Mark 5:38. When Jairus walked in, he had to face these people. The first thing they said to him was, “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? You trusted in this Healer called Jesus. You went running after the Healer, and now look what has happened to you! This is what you get from trusting this Healer. Your daughter is dead.” Jesus was there on the scene with a very positive statement of victory. He declared boldly to them all: 39 And when He was come in, He saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. Mark 5:39. His declaration elicited a very negative reaction from theses professional mourners, for the Bible says that then: 40 And they laughed Him to scorn. But when He had put them all out, He taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with Him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. Mark 5:40.
Jesus looked at Jairus and said unto him, “Jairus, just turn your back on them.” He is saying the same to us today. Turn your back to them. 5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:5-6.
Satan often will use even well-meaning, religious friends, religious leaders to try to discourage us.
And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me.
REMINDER: WHEN FACING CHALLENGES – WHAT DO YOU DO!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”