Only Believe

35While He was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?’ 36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.’ 37And He allowed no one to follow Him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39And when He had entered, He said to them, ‘Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.’ 40And they laughed at Him. But He put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41Taking her by the hand He said to her, ‘Talitha cumi,’ which means, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’ 42And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43And He strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.” ~ Mark 5:35-43

Did you notice what Jesus told the ruler of the synagogue? He said in verse 36, “do not fear, only believe.” Do not fear only believe. The opposite of fear is belief. It’s faith. We have to trust God in order to receive what we pray for. In order to receive our requests.

Imagine if the ruler of the synagogue didn’t believe. The little girl wouldn’t have woken up. Why? Because he would have limited Jesus’ power. Mark 6:5-6, “5 And He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He went about among the villages teaching.” God is limited by our fears, our unbelief, our trust issues. We are the only ones who can limit God.

We don’t have to be Paul or Peter or John or any other of the new testament prophets in order to see the glory of God. We just have to have faith, and not allow fear to hold us back. The fear that what we pray for won’t come true. The fear that we will look a fool when it doesn’t come true. The fear that we don’t have the authority to do these miracles. The fear of absolute failure. Don’t limit God because of your fear, step out in faith and believe. That’s all you have to do is believe. Which is a lot easier said than done, but it is possible. Romans 10:17 tells us, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

If we want faith, we have to read our Bible daily. We have to have quiet time daily. We have to spend time with God daily. Not just once a week when we go to church on Sunday, but every day. We should start and end our day in God’s Word. Why? Because if we start our day with God, our mind starts out with clarity. With purity. With love. With joy. With peace. With the Armor of God, so that we can defend ourselves from the evil one when he attacks us during the day. It needs to be the last thing we do at night so that it seeps through our subconscious. Why? So that while we are asleep, our subconscious is on guard. So that our Spirit Man is strong and ready to defend when the evil one attacks us during our sleep, through our dreams. Our dreams are susceptible to the evil one if we are not on guard. If our Spirit Man is weak. We have to read our Bible so that we can grow our Spirit Man. We have to grow our Spirit Man so we can build our faith. We have to build our faith so we can defend ourselves from the evil one.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Only Believe.

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