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What Jairus Daughter Saw

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Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 (KJV)  

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. 22And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, 23And 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. 24And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

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? 36As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 37And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 38And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. 39And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. 41And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.


One of the name’s used to describe our God is Jehovah Shammah--THE GOD WHO IS THERE,

Many homes in American are suffering from the phantom father.
The father who is not there & even in some homes even when he is there, their not there.

Hundreds of men have fathered children, & simply walked away from the family—
Let me say fathering a child does not make a man a father.
For to carry the title of father, also carries with it great responsibilities.

Other men though living in the family, are so absorbed by there careers that they seldom spend time with the children--the effects have & are devastating, not only to the family unit, but we see its effect in our society.

Were you aware that a decade ago, the number of murders committed by teen was approx. 1000 a year, where as today it is 4000 a year.

Some would like to blame poverty, broken homes both physical & mental abuse--but as one psychologist put it there are many that come form the same back grounds that are not committing acts of violence—

Recent reports tell us:
Because of a lack of father figures in the Home-- in the past 30 years there have been:
550% increase in violent crime
400% increase in illegitimate births
200% increase in teen. pregnancies.
300% increase in teen suicide
More that 70% of all juveniles in state reform institutions come from fatherless homes.

The home doesn’t need a man in the house, it needs a father!

In this portion of scripture we are told of a man by the name of Jairus, he was a religious man, a ruler of the local synagogue, but he was also a father--

v 21 one tells us that when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side—from the Gadarene side of the lake, where He had parted with the healed demoniac, to the west side, at Capernaum. …much people gathered unto him—who “gladly received Him; for they were all waiting for Him”

But we now focus upon one individual--one of the rulers of the Synagogue --his position is important:

Jairus was a presiding elder of the synagogue--an assembly that included the whole community of Capernaum, his position made him one of the most prominent men of the congregation.
He was neither a teacher nor a preacher, but was responsible for the order of the synagogue service.
He was the keeper of the sacred books (which were the property of the community)--he was in a sense the president of the congregation & the administrative head of the city, The city manage so to speak.

Every service he appointed someone to lead in prayer & someone to read the scripture--if there was a visiting rabbi we would invite him to read from the scriptures & comment on them.

So here we see a man with a high social position, a man known among the people, a man of prestige & power, but a man who had a desperate need-

{And can I tell you that you will never become so powerful, so popular; you will never rise so high that problems, and troubles can not reach you.}

This man’s little girl, the apple of his eye, was dying. And if you have children—perhaps you can identify with the feelings this man may have felt—

The first this I want to bring out about this man is:
Notice he sought out Jesus--he did not send his wife, or someone else.

When you took on the role of a father, you also were to take on the responsibilities of that role:

Paul tells us:
Ephesians 6:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

The Amplified Bible words it this way: “Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.”

It is the father’s responsibility to teach children about God, it is not the mothers, it is not even the church-
Yet many mothers & churches have had to take on the responsibility, simply because the father refuses to do it:

Fathers it falls upon you to give unto your children the kind of upbringing that prepares them for living lives that are pleasing unto God.
I say again --It is the family unit, not the church that is primarily responsible for the biblical & spiritual training of the children--church & Sunday school only assist you in your training of your children:

Again, He did not send the wife or someone to take his place--but he as the father sought out the Lord himself-

But also notice that regardless of his social position, regardless of the onlookers, of the townspeople, Jairus humbly knelt before Jesus--pleading with him- -Please come, for my child is dying--

Fathers it is alright to let your children see that you have limitations--weep with them.
Let them know there are some thing you cannot do--but show them, that you have faith in the one that you say you serve, faith in the one that you go to church to worship and sing about.

Let your children know, that you are not ashamed of the Gospel, nor the God of the Gospel
Lead them to God, walk with them in God, Experience God together--don’t miss out making those kind of memories.


The second thing I want you notice:
Jesus sets out following Jairus to his home--


Despite the fact that Jesus was to many in that religious crowd, a friend of sinners and a winebibber, and that the work he was doing was by the power of the devil.

And so, to many of them, this would be unheard of --to have this man, this Jesus, come under their own roof.

And Dads, there are people you work with, friends, that may not understand--but as a Christian father, one thing that is a must for your family is, under your roof there had better have been an invitation given for the king of Glory to come and reside.

One thing our country needs today is some CHRISTIAN HOMES--Home where Christ resides.
Homes where Christ is welcome, homes where Christ is more than a picture on the wall, homes where his presence is acknowledged, his name is honored, his word is obeyed:

For we are told in:
Psalm 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it...”

Think back with me to the first Passover--
As God was bring one last plague upon Egypt, how the death angel was going to pass and slay the firstborn of Egypt, the only safety for the children would be the blood of a lamb, the blood was to be placed on the door post.

It was the father who was to take the lamb, it was the father who was to apply the blood--THE SAFETY OF THE FAMILY DEPENDED ON THE FATHER--if he placed the blood upon the door, the family would be spared from death, and tragedy, but if he failed his duty, the death angel killed his firstborn.

Sir--listen there is a death angel passing through the U. S. of America--he’s coming with drugs, sexual disease, and rebellion.
He wants to enter through the TV--cartoons, movies, HBO, MTV. ETC.
He wants to enter through acquaintances- (that’s why we have to be selective of your child’s friends).

John 10:10 reminds us that “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy”

He’s out to steal their innocence’s, their virginity, their dignity, their minds, bodies and souls--he’s out to hurt our children-- But fathers we need to put him on notice, he has to come through our prayers,
We have to let him know that we’ll fight him with everything we’ve got. We’re not willing to sit idly by as he brings havoc in our homes--

Fathers, your family will be destroyed, --IF you fail to make Christ a part of Your home-- if you do not take the blood and apply it over the lives of your children

Regardless of what others say, regardless of what others think, or do,-- Let us stand with Joshua, & Declare--AS FOR ME & MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD

When Christ entered Jairus Home--Jesus chose who was to be in, and ran out those who did not belong--He took authority in another’s home--are you letting him have that authority--is he able to bring that which he desires, and get ride of that which does not belong--

Jarius daughter saw that her father was not ashamed to seek Jesus.
Not ashamed to let him in there home, but she also saw that


What took him from his daughters side, to seek out a Jewish teacher, what compelled him to fall at Jesus feet & cry out I beg you, please come, what would cause a man to forget his place in society, and what others might think or say. --Love-- He loved his daughter, and this love said I’ll do what I have to do, go where I have to go--to see that you’re made whole.

{Now, we don’t know how long she lived, but listen--there was not a day that went by, that this girl didn’t know--I’m alive today because of my daddy’s love for me!}

Perhaps she grew to have children--Those grandchildren heard the story--of how grandpa--sought a man--put his reputation on the line, how their mother was brought back to life--Because of a daddy’s love for his child. --

Her life, her living was an example of the POWER of God

Here me--Love is not giving a child all they ask for.
Love is not a closet full of toys, & drawers full of clothes, it is not a large allowance--

But to me--Love is sitting that child down , looking them in the eye & saying--we are Christian’s, we serve Jesus--& because of that there are some things I will allow & things I will not allow--things we will do & not do--you may not understand--BUT I DO IT BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO LIVE,

Did you here me--I want you to live--live eternally together as a family--

I cannot think of anything so tragic--to be together here, but to be separated there.

Fathers--don’t be ashamed to let your children see you seek the lord
Have him in your home
Show your love--in the way I have mentioned

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