SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
Scripture: Matthew 9:23-26
Matthew 9:23-26 says, “When Jesus came into the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, He said to them, ‘Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.’ And they ridiculed Him. But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went out into all that land.” Jesus went into the house of the ruler and He saw the flute players and He faced the mourners, and He put them all out. When He took the girl by the hand she arose. The word here for ‘took her by the hand’ is krat-eh-o. Here we have Jesus manifesting the authority of the King of Kings. She is not dead, she is sleeping was His declaration. What does dominion look like? The same dominion that brings this girl back to life also operates when a person refuses to repent and we retain the sin and pray judgment. ‘God, if they refuse to repent, take everything they have away from them and transfer it to Your righteous people, in Jesus name.’ The very same power that raised this girl from the dead may very well initiate the losses of the wealthy-wicked until they are brought to ruin. That is the way God has designed this arena of spoiling the enemy to work. His mature, praying people who are practiced in flowing with the Spirit and praying in the Spirit are responsible to pray the prayers that will move God’s Hand. And once we pray and move His Hand we do not let go!