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Ignore and Believe

by J. M. Farro on April 18th, 2011

If you know the account of Jairus, the synagogue ruler in Mark chapter 5 in the Bible, then you know that he came to Jesus, asking Him to heal his dying daughter. While Jesus and Jairus were on their way to the ruler’s house, they were stopped by some men who said that the daughter was already dead, and that it was pointless for them to proceed. Scripture says: “Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.” (Mark 5:36 AMP)

This is the perfect example of how we should respond when we hear someone speak words of doubt and unbelief about a person or situation we are trusting God to change. While we may not have any control over what other people say, we do have control over how we will respond. When Jesus heard the negative report on Jairus’ daughter, He ignored it, and He instructed the ruler to do the same, and to refuse to become fearful. Then He insisted that the man hang on to his faith. The result was one of the greatest miracles recorded in the Bible—the raising from the dead of this young daughter.

If you are believing God today for something He has put on your heart, refuse to get into agreement with the negative reports that you might hear. Instead, choose to get into agreement with God and His will, His Word, and His promise for your situation—and watch Him work miracles on your behalf!

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