TREM Daily Devotional 21 March 2019 by Dr Mike Okonkwo
Topic: Hold your Ground and Keep the Faith
Scripture: “And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.” Mark 5:22-23 KJV
Our Bible text today tells us of a religious ruler who went to Jesus for the healing of her sick daughter. The religious ruler found out that his religion could not help him. He needed the truth because it is only the knowledge of the truth that can set a man free. So, Jesus went with him. Verse 35 says “While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?” In other words he left home when she was sick to meet Jesus and now that he had met Him his daughter is dead. It is like after you fasted and prayed, you are sicker than you had ever been. Jairus’ situation got worse!
But as soon as Jesus heard the word, he said to Jairus, ‘Be not afraid, only believe.’ Beloved, I have come to say to you that you should hold unto your profession of faith. Don’t be afraid! Stand your ground because what He says about you will be fulfilled. If only you can hold your ground. The battle is no longer yours. It is a contest between He who made the promise and he that says you cannot get it. He said be not afraid! Keep the faith!
It is your confession that maintains the process of your manifestation. Many of us stop the process with negative confession. We understand natural things, but when it comes to spiritual things we pack up like a pack of cards.
Beloved, keep the faith and don’t hang around anyone or anything that wants to speak contrary to what you are holding unto. Let your environment be filled with the answer.
Further Reading: Mark 5:21-24; 35-43
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Joshua 7-9; Evening- Luke 1:21-38
TREM Daily Devotional 21 March 2019 was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.