A Twofold Process

A Twofold Process

Lindsay Roberts

Luke 8 tells the story of a Jewish ruler of the synagogue named Jairus who came to Jesus and asked Him to heal his daughter who was at the point of death. Jesus agreed to go to Jairus’ house and pray for her, but on the way, a servant came to report that the little girl had died.

When Jesus heard the news, He said to Jairus, “Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole” (Luke 8:50). Jesus told Jairus that he not only had to get fear out of the equation, but he also had to get faith into it. Healing is a twofold process: fear has to go out and faith has to rise up.

It’s the same for you and me when we are believing God for a miracle. Number one, we have to drive out the atmosphere of fear. When Jesus arrived at Jairus’ house, fear was running rampant. Verse 52 says, All wept, and bewailed her. So Jesus asked the mourners to leave. He was driving out the atmosphere of fear and doubt.

Number two, we need to create an atmosphere of faith. Jesus kept Peter, James and John there with Him, along with the girl’s parents. The only people He wanted in the room were those who would agree with faith. He asked those who agreed with fear and doubt to leave.

How can you get faith to rise up for your miracle? Romans 10:17 NKJV says, Faith comes by hearing…the word of God. Search God’s Word concerning healing. Associate with people who believe the Word of God and who believe in miracles. When you get into that atmosphere, you are in the same place that Jairus’ daughter was when Jesus said, “Arise (v. 54).” And she was instantly healed!