He Put Them All Out
“And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.” (Luke 8:52-54, KJV)
I’m fascinated with Jesus’ boldness in this passage. In the eyes of the world, the young girl was dead. Many people believed it and were expressing their grief over her death. Jesus saw the situation with spiritual eyes and called things that were not as though they were. For Jesus, she was simply asleep and waiting to be healed. Jesus understood the divine power and authority He carried and knew how to use it. He exercised it by speaking words in agreement with God’s will and His Word. I’m drawn to the fact that Jesus put all the people out of the room. He removed the doubt, fear and unbelief. All that remained was a sleeping girl and Jesus. Jesus, Son of God, who would call her from the “sleep of death” to life with a simple, “Maid, arise.”
As Christians, we must start imitating Jesus’ words and actions, walking confidently in our divine power and anointing, and refusing to see life as the world sees it. We need to use our mouths as creative and life-affirming instruments, to speak our desires and believe they will come to pass. Trust Jesus and expect miracles. Refuse to give up hope even when others have given up. Hold fast to your love for God and his Word. Stand on the truth and power of God’s Word and His grace. Examine your heart and mind for traces of fear, doubt, and unbelief. When you find them, imitate Jesus. Treat them as unwanted and unwelcome guests. Open the door to doubters and haters and put them all out!
Child of God, who are the doubters and haters in your life? Have you allowed them to hold you back from your divine destiny? I encourage you to copy Jesus. Show them the door and put them out. Speak God’s Word over yourself. Then, arise and walk boldly into your new life.
Father, thank You for the life-giving and life-changing power of Your Word. Holy Spirit, teach me to copy and imitate Jesus by removing the doubters and haters from my life. Help me to walk by faith and act in boldness, calling things that are not as though they are. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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