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Summary: Jairus and his spouse had one daughter, the age of twelve. Their whole life centered around her. She was precious; she had her parents in her pocket. Understandably, they would do anything for her.

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Divine Reversals Text: Luke 8:40-42

40.So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him. 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 begged Him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.

Jesus leaves the Decapolis region ( Decapolis meaning 10 cities) mostly gentiles lived there. He goes by boat, Jesus crosses over to the overside to Capernaum. Jairus was one of the rulers of the synagogue, he was a lay leader charged with supervising services at the synagogue.

News of Jesus spread quickly, people came from all over to see this man; moreover, they brought their sick and those controlled by satan.

Now as Jesus traveled, crowds gathered, and even pressed upon Him just to be close. This brought even more individuals, because everyone loves big events and the spectacular.

Jairus and his spouse had one daughter, the age of twelve. Their whole life centered around her. She was precious; she had her parents in her pocket. Understandably, they would do anything for her.

Verse 41 says, Jairus was desperate, his daughter was gravely ill. When he approaches Jesus, he falls down before Him in worship and asks Him to heal his daughter.

Jesus begins to follow Jairus; however, as He followed Jairus, the crowd swells up and Jesus is caught in the middle.

How do you think Jairus felt? His only hope, and now He’s wedged into the crowds.

At that moment, to make things worse for Jairus, a woman pressed her way through the crowd. She had an issue of blood, spent all her money and now she’s worse. ( Twelve years of bleeding!)

Jairus has to wait. He listened as words of comfort and peace are spoken into someone else’s life, while his daughter grows worse.

Remember, Delay doesn’t mean decay.

The move of God in your life will test both your faith and your patience.

James 1: 2-4 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

You should always allow the blessing and miracles of others, to strengthen your faith. (Don’t allow the enemy to overcome you with disappointment, dismay and depression.)

Learn to rejoice over other’s; Your season will change!

Luke 8: 49-50 While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.” 50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.”

As this news comes of his daughters death, fear enters, which is faith’s greatest opponent.

Jesus say’s, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.”

Delay is always for a reason. Jairus’ attitude of rejoicing over the woman with the issue of blood has now built his faith and he’s stronger than ever before.


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