“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
• When patience is finished, you either got what you wanted or you don’t want that thing anymore.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)”
• “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;” Romans 10:8
• Faith is in your heart and mouth. There is a spiritual and powerful relationship between the heart and mouth.
• Fire has a way of bringing whatever is in your heart to your mouth.
• Don’t cancel out your prayers and profession when the moment gets tough.
– Proverbs 15:23
– Proverbs 12:14
– Proverbs 18:7
– Proverbs 21:23
• So how do you respond to the trial?
• A trial makes the heart and mouth marry.
• “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” Hebrews 10:23
• This scripture reminds us that we’ve claimed our faith and profession. Now we hold to it.
• Verses 35-37 God needs us to be consistent and patient. If we are not, we don’t please Him (Hebrews 11:6).
• There are things that time won’t dismiss in your life. Time doesn’t allow us to see the reality of our future. Its there but I have to let time reveal what’s real.
• God will not forget vision even if it is delayed by time. God is not moved by time, He stands outside of time. (Isaiah 46:10)
“And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. 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. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? 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? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.”
• There is no future for the person who accepts their present.
• The enemy wants use their trial to make you stay where you are.
• Verses 29-30, there was an immediate deposit and withdrawl happening simultaneously.
• Jesus is the intersection where those who’ve had it good and those who’ve had it bad meet. No one’s past matters!
• In verse 35, Jairus hears that his daughter is dead and is encouraged not to trouble Jesus any further. He is told to stop what he is doing.
• God is not going to change His plan because of what the enemy has done or even what we’ve done. He is not taken by surprise. He factors in what the enemy does.
• You can’t shock God! He is not intimidated by our mess!