“Jairus Fell At His Feet”

July 23, 2017

“Jairus Fell At His Feet”

Blessings folk!

Jesus left.
The people had requested Him to leave.
He did.
More on this at a later time…

He reaches the other side of the lake…

Mar 5:21-24

When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore.

One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet

and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.”

And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.

A large crowd gathered, therefore Jesus stayed by the seashore.

Suddenly someone appears.
Jairus, a synagogue official.

This was a bold move by Jairus.
This was a desperate move.
You saw what he did.
He came to Jesus.
He saw Jesus.
He fell at the feet of Jesus…the position of worship, of submission, of humility.
He implored Jesus!

This is the third “implore” that we have seen in Mark.
The people implored Jesus to leave.
The man freed from demons implored Jesus to accompany him.

No the synagogue official.
What did he want?

His little daughter was at the point of death.
He asked Jesus com come and lay hands on her so that she would get well and live.
He had faith that Jesus could heal by laying on hands.
Others would have faith that Jesus could heal/deliver by speaking the Word.
The request was a declaration of faith in the Lord.
A radical, bold, desperate move of a synagogue official.
A solution to a father.

Jesus left with him to go to the girl.

The crowd followed.
The crowd pressed in.
More was about to happen.

But, for today…for us.
Where are the “officials” that bow before the Lord?
Where is the desperation to seek only the Lord?

The body of Christ is being grievously harmed..

  • by “leaders” who refuse to bow to Jesus
  • charlatans who “mail in the ministry”
  • frauds who bring the word of man (often “downloaded&rdquoWinking rather than the Word of the Lord.

They will be judged.

We need more Jairus’s…desperately seeking the Lord.
For those near death…

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