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Walking in the Miraculous | Mark 5:35

Walking in the Miraculous
By Pastor Madison Sponsler

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We are called to walk in miracles, signs, and wonders as His body. But how many times have you seen Christians walk in fruitlessness?  How many times have we seen prayers in the churches go unanswered?  Where is the disconnect in our Christian culture?

Mark chapter 5 walks us through the stories of two completely different individuals with two completely different circumstances. What did the two have in common? They were both desperately longing for His supernatural intervention. The first was a woman in need of a miracle for herself and the second was a man in need of a miracle for someone He knew. Regardless of who you are, I’m sure you’ve fallen into one of those categories at some point or another.

After having the faith to fight through the crowd and touch his robe in search of healing the woman with the issue of blood was told, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; Go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” Mark 5:34 ESV. Her faith in His power brought forth her own healing.

The man who needed healing for another (his daughter) approached Jesus in faith to heal his sick child, but came back to Him later to report that she was dead and that Jesus was too late. Jesus stirred up his faith by telling him not to be afraid, but to have faith. When Jesus arrived at the man’s house, He awoke the daughter from the dead. This father’s faith in God’s power, even after his daughter had died, brought forth his daughter’s healing.

I’m not an expert on miracles, I’m still in need of several for myself. But I do know a few things to be true through reading these stories:

1. Jesus responds to faith.
2. When you pray something always happens (whether seen or unseen).
3. It is His will to heal anyone who comes to Him.

Knowing these three principles should stir you up to pray and to pray vigorously, whether you’ve seen His supernatural power in your life before or not. As His body, we can’t afford to pray one way and to think another. Our prayers must be backed with faith that He will follow through. It is our calling to break off fruitlessness from our culture.

Our faith isn’t manipulation to pressure God into getting what we want. It’s an alignment of our thought process with His thought process.


Our faith isn’t manipulation to pressure God into getting what we want. It’s an alignment of our thought process with His thought process. When our prayers begin to alignwith His will, the miraculous takes place. So go forth in faith this week! Pray for yourself, for your neighbor, and for the stranger at the gas station. He is willing to do something! He is a good, good God and He takes good, good care of His children.

Mercy in Gerasene | Mark 5:1-20

Mercy in Gerasene | Mark 5:1-20
By Krista Vaughn

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I did not want to copy and paste the first story of chapter 5 as it will take up too much space, so I highly recommend you read along. [Spoiler alert], Jesus brings hope to a demon-possessed man in Gerasene.

What is so important about Garasene? It was a place across the Sea of Galilee and separate from Jewish culture. It was a place of Gentiles. Now, as Pastor Josh mentioned, Jesus and his disciples goes from one storm to another and was greeted by this naked man amongst the tombs and clearly showed signs of being possessed by impure spirits. Jesus attempted to rid this man of torment, so the demons tried to intimidate and persuade him from doing so. This was the first time we see Jesus work extra hard to cleanse someone. By this time, this man from Garasene lived this way for probably many years! The people of this city were unable to bind him! He was
living amongst the dead and cutting himself to no end...was there any hope? Of course. Jesus did not stop at the slightest amount of rebuff. The demons tried to coerce Jesus through the concept of saying they were many... He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country.

How many? It is not really mentioned in either Matthew, Mark, or Luke, but we do know it was enough to possess a herd of two thousand pigs. Why the pigs? All I can say right now was to show the authority Jesus had over the demons as well as the destructive nature of them. They exist to kill, steal, and destroy. Despite, their intentions of wanting to stay in the area, the demonsmay not have estimated what the pigs would actually do... Nonetheless, there was great loss and great gain. The man was released from supernatural turmoil and wanted to journey with his Savior, but Jesus had a better plan for him:

Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you.


“Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.

Jesus comes to where we are in life. It does not matter what you have been through or what you have done. He is with you through EVERY storm you come across, even if it is back to back. That does not necessarily mean He will deliver you from it, though. Looking back to the man in Gerasene, he probably had to get help in finding mental healing because of what he went through, but he was able to share the good news of what Jesus did for him through his process of healing.

(Find out more: Through The Word by Kris Langham [Mark 5], https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/mark-5/)

A Woman Interrupts Jesus(Sermon) Mark 5





A sick woman interrupts Jesus- Mark 5


Jesus takes over.  
Matthew 28:18 (NIV) “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Don't mistake his meekness as weakness. Jesus is tender but will not be tamed.

 1. Jesus has authority over the natural.
Mark 4: 35-41
2. Jesus has authority over the spiritual
Mark 5:6 (ESV) When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.
3. Jesus has authority over religious and governmental systems.
Mark 5:22 (ESV) Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet.

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. Jesus has authority over death.
Mark 5:41–42 (ESV) 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.


Mark 5:21–34 (ESV)
21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for 
twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

This woman had issues: 
1. Physical Issues 
2. Financial Issues
Verse 26  who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.

3. Social Issues
Leviticus 15

4. Emotional & Mental Issues

Breakthrough for issues.
1- Believe this News
“As good as you heard or imagined that he is…He’s better.”

2- Get out of your comfort zone
“Sometimes you got to leave your safe space to get to the safer space” 

3- Go after YOUR miracle
“He has authority over the issue we take him to or the issues we bring to him.”
Jesus a’int too busy!

4. Reach out and touch him.
“We don't touch him with our hands. 
We touch him with our faith.”
Verse 34 
Daughter, your faith has made you well(SOZO); go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
“Faith places us in proximity to experience breakthrough!”

How close can you get to him?
Malachi 4:2-3 (NIV) 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3 Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty.

Ministry:
She set a precedent for us…
Mark 6:56 (ESV) 56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.