0725 – Hold on to the Word 持定在神的话语里

Mark 5:23-29, 34-36 And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.” So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him. Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment; for she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”…. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”Jairus was a religious man humble enough to come before Jesus to ask Him to lay hands on his dying daughter. In his hopeless situation, he came to Jesus and acknowledged Him as the Son of God and the answer. His faith level was for Jesus to go to his house and lay hands on his daughter to heal her. Jesus was willing and went with him.

The woman with the bleeding problem also had a hopeless situation, but she heard about Jesus and faith rose within her. Her faith level was if she could touch Jesus’ robe, she would be healed. As she did that, she was immediately healed, and Jesus told her that her faith had made her well.

When Jairus witnessed Jesus saying that power had gone out of Him, he probably wondered if there was any more power left. Then even more disappointing, someone told him his daughter had already died. This was his weakest moment and the easiest time to give up. The enemy wanted to use disappointment and fear to make Jairus let go of God’s Word.

Faith and fear cannot co-exist, but God can work with our faith and watch over His Word to perform it in our lives. He doesn’t lie or change His mind. When He has promised you, He will do it!

Jesus immediately told Jairus, “Do not be afraid! Only believe”. Therefore, don’t entertain fear, hopelessness and quit. Press on and hold on to the Word!

Sermon Series: Fight the Good Fight of Faith


马可福音5:23-30 有一个管会堂的人,当他来见耶稣,就俯伏在他脚前,再三地求他,说:“我的小女儿快要死了,求你去按手在她身上,使她痊愈,得以活过来。耶稣就和他同去,有许多人跟随拥挤他。有一个女人,患了十二年的血漏,在好些医生手里受了许多的苦,又花尽了她所有的,一点也不见好,病势反倒更重了。她听见耶稣的事,就从后头来,杂在众人中间,摸耶稣的衣裳;意思说:“我只摸他的衣裳,就必痊愈。于是她血漏的源头立刻干了,她便觉得身上的灾病好了。耶稣顿时心里觉得有能力从自己身上出去,就在众人中间转过来,说:“谁摸我的衣裳?”……耶稣对她说:“女儿,你的信救了你,平平安安地回去吧!你的灾病痊愈了。” 还说话的时候,有人从管会堂的家里来,说:“你的女儿死了!何必还劳动先生呢?” 耶稣听见所说的话,就对管会堂的说:“不要怕,只要信!”


这个患有血漏的女人也处在一个绝望的境况中,但是她听说了耶稣,就信心提升。 她的信心程度是:如果她可以摸耶稣的长袍,她就必痊愈。当她这么做时,她立即得到了医治,耶稣告诉是她的信救了她。

当睚鲁目睹耶稣说有能力从祂身上出去时,他可能疑惑耶稣是否还有能力剩下;接着更令他失望的是,有人告诉他他的女儿已经死了。 这是他最脆弱的时刻,也是最容易放弃的时刻。仇敌想通过失望和恐惧使睚鲁放弃神的话语。

信心和恐惧是无法并存的,但神做我们信心的工,并看顾着祂的话语被行在我们的生活中。 祂不撒谎,也不改变心意; 当祂应许时,祂就会做到!

耶稣立即对睚鲁说:“不要怕! 只相信”。 因此,不要思想恐惧、绝望和放弃;而要竭立追求并持定在神的话语里!