Messiah in Yom HaBikkurim Chapter 90

Miracle #19. Raising Jarius’ daughter.

  1. The Nineteenth Miracle of Messiah
  2. Opening-up questions and clues
  3. The 18th and 19th Miracles share a common spiritual meaning
  4. The Spirit of Truth is the only Oral Law that can lead us and guide us into all truth
  5. We are the unclean ones who have been supernaturally healed and cleansed
  6. The true resurrected Daughter of the Synagogue of Adonai
  7. Just as the unclean one came to life, the clean one died
  8. “Overcome your fear. Keep believing!”
  9. Seven persons witnessed the resurrection of Jarius’ daughter
  10. A narrative of opposites: ‘Adonai gives and He takes away’

The Nineteenth Miracle of Messiah:

Mattai 9:23-26

וַיָּבֹא יֵשׁוּעַ אֶל־בֵּית הַשָּׂר וַיַּרְא אֶת הַמְחַלֲלִים בַּחֲלִילִים וְאֶת־הָעָם הַהוֹמֶה וַיֹּאמַר׃ סוּרוּ מִפֹּה כִּי לֹא מֵתָה הַיַּלְדָּה אַךְ יְשֵׁנָה הִיא וַיִּשְׂחֲקוּ לוֹ׃ וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר הוֹצִיאוּ אֶת־הָעָם מִשָׁם וַיָּבֹא הַבַּיְתָה וַיֹּאחֶז בְּיָדָהּ וַתָּקָם הַנַּעֲרָה׃ וַתֵּצֵא הַשְׁמוּעָה הַזֹּאת בְּכָל־הָאָרֶץ הַהִיא׃

כְּשֶׁבָּא יֵשׁוּעַ אֶל בֵּית הַנִּכְבָּד וְרָאָה אֶת הַמְחַלְּלִים בַּחֲלִילִים וְאֶת הָעָם הָרוֹגֵשׁ, אָמַר: “צְאוּ, כִּי הַיַּלְדָּה לֹא מֵתָה. הִיא רַק יְשֵׁנָה.” אַךְ הֵם צָחֲקוּ לוֹ. לְאַחַר שֶׁהוּצְאוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים נִכְנַס, אָחַז בְּיָדָהּ וְהַנַּעֲרָה קָמָה. שֵׁמַע הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה יָצָא בְּכָל אוֹתוֹ הָאֵזוֹר. פ

Yeshua came to the house of the officer (of the synagogue; cf. 9:18-19) and saw the pipers with flutes and the groaning people, and He said, “Go away from here, for the child is not dead; she is only sleeping.” And they mocked Him. When they cleared the people from there, He came into the house and took hold of her hand, and the girl arose. The news about this spread throughout that whole land.

Markos 5:35-43

עוֹדֶנּוּ מְדַבֵּר וְהִנֵּה אֲנָשִׁים בָּאִים מִבֵּית־רֹאשׁ הַכְּנֵסֶת וַיֹּאמְרוּ בִּתְּךָ מֵתָה לָמָּה תַטְרִיחַ־עוֹד אֶת הַמּוֹרֶה׃ וְכִשְׁמֹעַ יֵשׁוּעַ אֶת־הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר דִּבֵּרוּ וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־רֹאשׁ הַכְּנֵסֶת אַל־תִּירָא רַק הַאֲמִינָה׃ וְלֹא נָתַן אִישׁ לָלֶכֶת אִתּוֹ זוּלָתִי פֶטְרוֹס וְיַעֲקֹב וְיוֹחָנָן אֲחִי יַעֲקֹב׃ וַיָּבֹא בֵּית־רֹאשׁ הַכְּנֵסֶת וַיַּרְא מְהוּמַת הַבֹּכִים וְהַמְיַלֲלִים בְּקוֹל גָּדוֹל׃ וַיָּבֹא וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם מַה־תֶּהֱמוּ וְתִבְכּוּ הַנַּעֲרָה לֹא מֵתָה אַךְ־יְשֵׁנָה הִיא׃ וַיִּשְׂחֲקוּ לוֹ וְהוּא הוֹצִיא אֶת־כֻּלָּם וַיִּקַּח אֶת־אֲבִי הַנַּעֲרָה וְאֶת־אִמָּהּ וְהָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ וַיָּבֹא אֶל־הַחֶדֶר אֲשֶׁר־שָׁם שֹׁכֶבֶת הַנַּעֲרָה׃ וַיֹּאחֶז בְּיַד הַנַּעֲרָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ טַלְיְתָא קוּמִי פֵּרוּשׁוֹ יַלְדָּה אֲנִי אֹמֵר לָךְ קוּמִי נָא׃ וּמִיָּד קָמָה הַיַּלְדָּה וַתִּתְהַלֵּךְ וְהִיא בַּת־שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה וַיָּשֹׁמּוּ שַׁמָּה גְדוֹלָה׃ וַיַּזְהֵר אוֹתָם מְאֹד לֵאמֹר אַל־יִוָּדַע הַדָּבָר לְאִישׁ וַיְצַו לָתֵת לָהּ לֶאֱכוֹל׃

עוֹדֶנּוּ מְדַבֵּר וְהִנֵּה בָּאוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִבֵּיתוֹ שֶׁל רֹאשׁ בֵּית הַכְּנֶסֶת וְאָמְרוּ: “בִּתְּךָ מֵתָה, לָמָּה תַּטְרִיחַ עוֹד אֶת הָרַב?” שָׁמַע יֵשׁוּעַ אֶת מַה שֶּׁדִּבְּרוּ וְאָמַר לְרֹאשׁ בֵּית הַכְּנֶסֶת: “אַל תִּפְחַַד; רַק הַאֲמֵן.” יֵשׁוּעַ לֹא הִנִּיחַ לְאִישׁ לְהִלָּווֹת אֵלָיו, חוּץ מִכֵּיפָא וְיַעֲקֹב וְיוֹחָנָן אֲחִי יַעֲקֹב. כַּאֲשֶׁר בָּאוּ אֶל בֵּיתוֹ שֶׁל רֹאשׁ בֵּית הַכְּנֶסֶת, רָאָה הֲמֻלָּה וַאֲנָשִׁים בּוֹכִים וּמְיַלְּלִים הַרְבֵּה. נִכְנַס וְאָמַר לָהֶם: “מָה אַתֶּם הוֹמִים וּבוֹכִים? הַיַּלְדָּה לֹא מֵתָה. הִיא רַק יְשֵׁנָה.” הֵם צָחֲקוּ לוֹ, אַךְ הוּא הוֹצִיא אֶת כֻּלָּם, לָקַח אֶת אֲבִי הַיַּלְדָּה וְאֶת אִמָּהּ, עִם הָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ, וְנִכְנַס לַמָּקוֹם שֶׁשָּׁכְבָה בּוֹ הַיַּלְדָּה. הוּא אָחַז בְּיָדָהּ שֶׁל הַיַּלְדָּה וְאָמַר אֵלֶיהָ: “טַלְיְתָא, קוּמִי!” שֶׁתַּרְגּוּמוֹ, “נַעֲרָה, קוּמִי – אֲנִי אוֹמֵר לָךְ.” מִיָּד קָמָה הַנַּעֲרָה וְהִתְהַלְּכָה; וְהִיא בַּת שְׁתֵּים־עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה. הֵם נִתְמַלְּאוּ תִּמָּהוֹן גָּדוֹל. אָז צִוָּה עֲלֵיהֶם בְּתֹקֶף שֶׁלֹּא יִוָּדַע הַדָּבָר לְאִישׁ וְאָמַר לָתֵת לָהּ לֶאֱכֹל. פ

While He was still speaking, men came from the home of the head of the synagogue and said, “Your daughter is dead; why trouble the Rabbi further?” But when Yeshua heard the word that they said, He said to the synagogue leader, “Do not be afraid; just believe.” He did not allow anyone to go with Him except Petros, Ya’akov, and Yochanan the brother of Ya’akov. He came to the house of the synagogue leader and saw the commotion of those loudly weeping and wailing. He came and said to them, “Why are you moaning and crying? The young woman (or child) is not dead; she is only sleeping.” They laughed at (mocked) Him, but He sent them all out, and He took the father of the young woman and her mother and the men who were with Him, and He came to the room where the young woman was lying. He grasped the hand of the young woman and said to her, “Talyeta kumi,” which is interpreted, I tell you, “Girl get up!” Immediately, the girl got up and walked. She was twelve years old, and they were greatly astonished. But He warned them strictly, saying, “Do not make the matter known to anyone!” and He commanded them to give her something to eat.

Lukas 8:49-56

עוֹדֶנּוּ מְדַבֵּר וְאִישׁ בָּא מִבֵּית רֹאשׁ הַכְּנֵסֶת וַיֹּאמַר מֵתָה בִתְּךָ אַל־תַּטְרִיחַ אֶת־הַמּוֹרֶה׃ וַיִּשְׁמַע יֵשׁוּעַ וַיַּעַן וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אַל־תִּירָא רַק־הַאֲמֵן וְהִיא תִוָּשֵׁעַ׃ וַיָּבֹא הַבַּיְתָה וְלֹא־הִנִּיחַ לְאִישׁ לָבוֹא אִתּוֹ בִּלְתִּי לְפֶטְרוֹס וּלְיַעֲקֹב וּלְיוֹחָנָן וְלַאֲבִי הַיַּלְדָּה וּלְאִמָּהּ׃ וְכֻלָּם בֹּכִים וְסֹפְדִים לָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר אַל־תִּבְכּוּ כִּי לֹא מֵתָה אַךְ־יְשֵׁנָה הִיא׃ וַיִּשְׂחֲקוּ עָלָיו בַּאֲשֶׁר יָדְעוּ כִּי־מֵתָה׃ וְהוּא אָחַז בְּיָדָהּ וַיִּקְרָא וַיֹּאמַר הַיַּלְדָּה קוּמִי׃ וַתָּשָׁב רוּחָהּ וַתָּקָם פִּתְאֹם וַיְצַו לָתֶת־לָהּ לֶאֱכוֹל׃ וַיִּתְמְהוּ אָבִיהָ וְאִמָּהּ וַיְצַו עֲלֵיהֶם לְבִלְתִּי הַגִּיד לְאִישׁ אֵת אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה׃

בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁדִּבֵּר בָּא אִישׁ מִבֵּיתוֹ שֶׁל רֹאשׁ בֵּית הַכְּנֶסֶת וְאָמַר: “בִּתְּךָ מֵתָה, אַל תַּטְרִיחַ עוֹד אֶת הַמּוֹרֶה.” אַךְ יֵשׁוּעַ בְּשָׁמְעוֹ זֹאת אָמַר: “אַל תִּירָא, רַק הַאֲמֵן וְהִיא תֵּרָפֵא.” כַּאֲשֶׁר בָּא אֶל הַבַּיִת לֹא הִנִּיחַ לְאִישׁ לְהִכָּנֵּס אִתּוֹ, חוּץ מִכֵּיפָא, יוֹחָנָן, יַעֲקֹב, אֲבִי הַיַּלְדָּה וְאִמָּהּ. הַכֹּל בָּכוּ וְקוֹנְנוּ עָלֶיהָ, אַךְ הוּא אָמַר: “אַל תִּבְכּוּ, הִיא לֹא מֵתָה. הִיא רַק יְשֵׁנָה.” הֵם צָחֲקוּ לוֹ, כִּי יָדְעוּ שֶׁהִיא מֵתָה. אוּלָם הוּא אָחַז בְּיָדָהּ וְקָרָא: “יַלְדָּה, קוּמִי!” אָז שָׁבָה רוּחָהּ וְהִיא קָמָה מִיָּד. צִוָּה יֵשׁוּעַ: “תְּנוּ לָהּ לֶאֱכֹל!” הוֹרֶיהָ הִשְׁתּוֹמְמוּ, אַךְ הוּא צִוָּה עֲלֵיהֶם שֶׁלֹּא יַגִּידוּ לְאִישׁ אֶת אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה. פ

While He (the Messiah) was speaking, a man came from the synagogue leader’s house (cf. Lukas 8:40-42). He said (to Ya’ir, the leader of the synagogue), “Your daughter has died. Do not bother the Rabbi.” Yeshua heard this, and He answered and said to him, “Do not fear. Only believe and she will be saved.” He came to the house, but He did not permit anyone to come with Him except for Petros, Ya’akov, Yochanan, and the father and mother of the girl. All of them were weeping and mourning her, but He said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” They laughed at Him, because they knew that she had died. He took her hand and called out and said, “Girl, I say to you, get up!” Her spirit returned, and she got up suddenly. He commanded them to give her something to eat. Her father and mother were amazed. He commanded them not to tell anyone what had happened.

Opening-up questions and clues:

The following opening-up questions and clues are provided as an introduction to this study on the 19th Miracle of Messiah:

Look at the symbolism of the above miracle narrative: At what location does the miracle occur?  Why was it of critical importance that the woman with the bleeding disorder be healed before Jarius’ daughter? What is the connection between Jarius and the woman who was healed of the bleeding disorder? What is the relational connection, therefore, of the faith of the healed woman with the faith of Jarius for his daughter to be raised from the dead? Why did the Messiah describe the girl who had died as, “she was sleeping?” What is the spiritual meaning of the Messiah’s hand touching the hand of the dead girl? Why did the Messiah tell the parents not to tell anyone that they were eye-witnesses of the Messiah raising their daughter from the dead? What is the spiritual significance of the number twelve in the Hebrew Scriptures? In the previous miracle the woman suffered from her blood disorder for 12 years and in this miracle the daughter of Jarius died and was raised back to life at 12 years of age. What common spiritual meaning do these two daughters of Israel share? In accord with the Messiah’s wishes, what did the Ruler of the Synagogue instruct his servants to do as soon as the Messiah brought his daughter back to life? Who are the servants a symbol of? What kind of spiritual nourishment would be appropriate to give to the ‘just’ revived Daughter of the Ruler of the Synagogue?

The 18th and 19th Miracles share a common spiritual meaning:

Why was it of critical importance that the woman with the bleeding disorder be healed before Jarius’ daughter?  Answer: The demonstration of faith of the woman was necessary to increase the faith of the ruler of the synagogue at Capernaum (the city of comfort and rest), so that the Ruler of the Synagogue might believe that the Messiah could raise His daughter up from death. The fact of the matter was that the healing of the woman—a symbol of the “salvation” of the nation and people of Israel—had to come first. This is a prophecy that as before, messianic faith will first be stirred up in the majority of (agnostic) non-practicing Jews who live in the world today. Most Jews are agnostics. They don’t know whether G-d really exists or He is just a human invention. Most Jews are also sick of orthodox religion; which is a never-ending stream of useless repetitive religious practices that possess no true supernatural power to physically and spiritually heal or bring true happiness to anyone. This majority of agnostic Jews in the world today occasionally practice some form of Jewish religious observances today only because of their desire to maintain a continuity of cultural identity. What has converted those of us who are non-practicing Jews from agnosticism and skepticism to real faith in Adonai is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit. We have witnessed miracles in the Messiah’s name and have been supernaturally enlightened to the truth that Yeshua Ben Joseph Ben David is the Messiah. Since the establishment of Israel in 1948 the old rigid rationalizations of the orthodox rabbinic faith have been rapidly dying. This means the non-practicing Jews, who are the majority of Jews living in the world today and who are agnostics and cynics, are the ones who will come to true faith in the Messiah first. Messiaic Judaism is growing. We have one Halakha and Halakhot and that is the Life of the Spirit. We have one written Torah and one oral Torah:

אֲבָל הוּא, אֲשֶׁר הוּא רוּחַ הָאֱמֶת, כְּשֶׁיָּבוֹא יַדְרִיךְ אֶתְכֶם אֶל כָּל הָאֱמֶת, כִּי לֹא יְדַבֵּר מֵעַצְמוֹ, אֶלָּא אֶת אֲשֶׁר הוּא שׁוֹמֵעַ יְדַבֵּר וְאֶת הַבָּאוֹת יוֹדִיעַ לָכֶם.פ

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth (כָּל הָאֱמֶת); for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (Yochanan 16:13)

The Spirit of Truth is the only Oral Law that can lead us and guide us into all truth:

Our Oral Torah is that no man shall lead us and guide us but the Spirit of Truth (רוּחַ הָאֱמֶת). The Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us into all the truth (כָּל הָאֱמֶת):

Truth #1.  This “walk” in the Spirit is the right and obligation of every Jew.

Truth #2.  This walk (lit. halakha) does not require a rabbinical library constructed out of tens of thousands of men’s (naturalistic) rationalizations.

Truth #3.  This walk only requires faith in the Messiah brought about by a basic knowledge of the prophets and the acceptance of the supernatural gift of our Father in heaven: the gift of the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness living within us.

The reception of the true oral Law, more precious than the written Torah, is the reception of the Spirit of Holiness into every Jewish heart. I do not believe the hyper-religious followers of rabbinical Judaism will come to faith in the Messiah first. The twenty-first century agnostic and non-practicing Jews have already rejected the hyper-rationalistic rabbinic faith of the orthodox rabbinates. They will believe in the Messiah first. The orthodox rabbis will be the last to believe in the Messiah. The agnostic Jews who are sincerely searching for truth are the ones who are searching for and openly demanding supernatural proof of the existence of Adonai. We are searching for proof that the close-minded rabbis just don’t have. In the present and the future when these same open-minded Yehudim search out the truth for themselves and put Yeshua to the test, they are going to find the truth. The Spirit of Truth (Ruach HaEmet), the Spirit of Revelation (Ruach he-Chazon), the Spirit of Wisdom (Ruach Ha-Chokmah) is already revealing to a remnant of Israel that Yeshua is everything He claimed Himself to be and nothing the rabbis claimed Him to be. We messianic Jews are not overtly religious in the traditional, legalistic, rabbinc sense. We are not kosher to the rabbis. We do not live under the bondage of the oral law of the Prushim rabbinate and their successors. We have been branded by the orthodox rabbinates as as being the ceremonially ‘unclean’ ones because of our unshakable faith in Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. We have traditionally been the outcasts of Israel. Yet we are beloved of Adonai. This is so because we are indwelt with the gift of the Father, His Living Torah. We ‘lowly’ Yehudim, small in number, are the ones in the assembly of Israel who speak the Truth of HaShem. As it is written:

אַחַי, רְאוּ מִי אַתֶּם שֶׁנִּקְרֵאתֶם: לֹא רַבִּים מִכֶּם חֲכָמִים מִבְּחִינַת הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, לֹא רַבִּים חֲזָקִים וְלֹא רַבִּים רָמֵי יַחַשׂ. אֲבָל אֱלֹהִים בָּחַר בַּכְּסִילִים אֲשֶׁר בָּעוֹלָם כְּדֵי לְבַיֵּשׁ אֶת הַחֲכָמִים, וּבַחַלָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר בָּעוֹלָם כְּדֵי לְבַיֵּשׁ אֶת הַחֲזָקִים; בַּנְּחוּתִים אֲשֶׁר בָּעוֹלָם וּבַנֶּחְשָׁבִים לִפְחוּתֵי עֵרֶךְ בָּחַר אֱלֹהִים, בַּדְּבָרִים שֶׁהֵם כְּאֶפֶס, כְּדֵי לְהַשְׁפִּיל עַד לְאֶפֶס אֶת הַדְּבָרִים הַקַּיָּמִים, לְמַעַן לֹא יִתְהַלֵּל אִישׁ לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים. אֲבָל מִמֶּנּוּ קַיָּמִים אַתֶּם בַּמָּשִׁיחַ יֵשׁוּעַ אֲשֶׁר הָיָה לָנוּ לְחָכְמָה מֵאֵת אֱלֹהִים, לִצְדָקָה, לִקְדֻשָּׁה וְלִפְדוּת, כְּדֵי שֶׁהַמִּתְהַלֵּל יִתְהַלֵּל בַּיהוה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁגַּם כָּתוּב.פ

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh (naturalistic human understanding), not many mighty, not many noble; but Adonai has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and Adonai has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised Adonai has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no person may boast before Adonai. But by His doing you are in the Mashiach Yeshua, who became to us wisdom from Adonai, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN HASHEM!” Many who identify themselves as being messianic Jews today were at the first mostly non-practicing Jews. How did we go from being agnostics and atheists to believing in the Messiah Yeshua? Just like the precious woman outcast in the supernatural healing narrative of the previous chapter, we found the Messiah in the Scriptures (the Written Law)! We discovered the Messiah first in the Tanakh and yes, second in the miracles that we have witnessed the Messiah perform through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Messiah is the Immortal One. He is alive! He presently sits at the right hand of the Majesty on the throne of our Father in Heaven and soon He will be coming back to establish the rule of Adonai here on earth!

We are the unclean ones who have been supernaturally healed and cleansed:

This means that all of us who are messianic Jews today are the prophetic fulfillment of the unclean ones (the non-practicing Yehudim) who have been supernaturally cleansed by the Hand of the Messiah and not by our own human efforts (the hyper-legalistic observance of the rationalizations-traditions of men). The Hand of the Messiah is the supernatural teaching and healing ministry of the Ruach HaKodesh ka’sher dibber (the Promised Spirit of Holiness). The Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness, the gift of the Father, is The Real Supernatural Oral Law that was promised by the prophets and the Messiah. The unending naturalistic rationalizations of the oral law of the Prushim rabbinate and their successors is a false substitute.

The true resurrected Daughter of the Synagogue of Adonai:

Therefore, we Messianic Jews, who historically have been considered the social outcasts of Israel, we are the ones who have come to faith in the Messiah Yeshua first. Yet, there is still a bright future for our orthodox brothers and sisters. First, the outcasts must come to faith. Then second, the Messiah will come to the Daughter of the Synagogue—the one who has been sick and dying and is now dead—and He will take her “hand” by His Hand and say:

Talyeta kumi,” which is interpreted, “Girl, I say to you, get up!

Then immediately, the Daughter of the Synagogue will get up and begin walking in the halakha of the Spirit of the Messiah. Then will all the household of “Him who is the Enlightener” (Ya’ir) be greatly astonished. Then will the Spirit of the Holy One say, “You may now make this matter known to everyone!” And then will He instruct the servants of those whom He has enlightened to nourish all the people of Israel with the nourishment of His Word. (To hear, understand and obey the real supernatural meanings [sodim] of the Tanakh that are revealed and born witness to by the Messiah and His shlichim [emissaries] in the Brit Chadashah.)

Just as the unclean one came to life, the clean one died:

While the Messiah was saying shalom and goodbye to the woman He had just healed a group of men (relatives and friends) came to inform Jarius, the Ruler of the Synagogue, that his only daughter had just died. The messengers assumed that the daughter’s death ended any need for Rabbi Yeshua to continue on to Jarius’ home. So the men advised Jarius not to “trouble” the Rabbi by asking Him to proceed to his house; which shortly before was a house of hope and now was a House of Mourning.

“Overcome your fear. Keep believing!”

However, when Rabbi Yeshua overheard that the girl had died He ignored the men’s bad news and said to Jarius: “Overcome your fear. Keep believing!” Jarius had already exercised enough faith to ask the Messiah for His help. His faith had increased when he witnessed the miracle of the woman healed of the blood disorder. Now he needed only to ‘keep believing.’ So Jarius kept on believing and in full faith he escorted Rabbi Yeshua to his home.

Seven persons witnessed the resurrection of Jarius’ daughter:

Including Jarius, the Messiah allowed only three of His disciples to accompany Him to the house of Jarius. The three disciples served as legal witnesses of the raising of the daughter of the Ruler of the Synagogue. This and two other physical resurrections performed by the Messiah were a prophetic witness to the ultimate defining miracle which was the resurrection of the Messiah on the third day after His atoning death on the accursed tree. At the house of Jarius the ritual of Jewish mourning had already begun. The uproar (commotion) included the activities of the hired mourners (cf. Jeremiah 9:17; Amos 5:16), weeping, and antiphonal wailing.

The Messiah entered the house and rebuked the mourners:

The Messiah entered the house and rebuked the mourners. He did this to change the narrative. The Messiah openly rebuked the mourners to teach His people that Adonai is not the El ( Almighty One) of the dead. He is the El of the living. Those of Israel who believe in the resurrection power of Adonai will never die. They will live forever. This is so because the eternal essence of all people, our conscious being, is safely and permanently storaged in our souls. This part of our conscious being—our immortal soul that grows throughout our lifetime—will never die. As wonderful as our bodies are and the physical universe is they exist together as a temporary feature of our eternal existence. The physical body and universe are a means for Adonai to grow, develop and give birth to His consciousness living in His children. The physical universe will die. The children will live forever.

A narrative of opposites: ‘Adonai gives and He takes away:’

What a narrative of ‘opposites’ this is. First, Adonai gave resurrection life to the living-dead. Life had just been restored to the first “daughter of Israel” who was a living-dead person for 12 years. Second, Adonai took life from the living (before He gave it back again). Life had just been taken from the second “daughter of Israel” who was 12 years old.

The good news is both daughters were raised back to life!

After the Messiah put out the Jewish mourners He took the girl’s parents and the three disciples with Him into her room. As stated before this means there were seven witnesses to the resurrection of Jarius’ daughter (messianic Judaism):

Witness #1:  The Messiah, Rabbeinu Yeshua (the Salvation of Adonai).
Witness #2:  The Father, the Ruler of the Synagogue, Ya’ir (יָאִיר, root אוֹר-the Enlightener).
Witness #3:  The Mother, the wife of Ya’ir (ירושלים של מעלה -the heavenly Yerushalayim above; who is the mother of us all).
Witness #4:  Talmidin #1, (Cephas, Rock), Shaul Ben Yochanan (Incorruptible One: who Hears, Understands and Obeys the Grace of Adonai).
Witness #5:  Talmidin #2, Ya’akov ([Adonai] Preserves and Protects the Supplanter who replaces the evil world system with the Rule of G-d).
Witness #6:  Talmidin #3, Yochanan Ben Zebedee (Endowment [Indwelling] of the Grace of Adonai) the brother of Ya’akov.
Witness #7:  The Daughter (Yehudim) of the Father (Adonai), Ruler of the Synagogue (Assembly of Yisra’el), who was dead and now is alive!

Then the Mashiach took the dead girl’s hand and spoke the words, “Talyeta kumi,” which is interpreted, “Girl, I say to you, get up!” The words “I say to you” was to emphasize Yeshua’s authority over death. At His command immediately the girl got up and began walking around. She was 12 years old and her parents and the three disciples who witnessed her miracle were greatly astonished (out of their minds in great amazement). But the Messiah warned them strictly, saying, “Do not make the matter known to anyone!” and He commanded them to give her something to eat. The good news is that both daughters were raised from death to life—the First Daughter with the blood disorder was raised to new life as one who once lived among the living dead and the Second Daughter of the Ruler of the Synagogue who died was also raised up to new life shortly after the First Daughter. New life was given to both daughters after a period of twelve years. The First Daughter suffered for 12 years as a living dead person, as a social outcast, an unclean one unable to participate in the corporate worship of Adonai. In contrast the Second Daughter did not suffer for 12 years as a social outcast and as one unable to participate in the corporate worship of Adonai. Her sickness and suffering were kept brief. Her revival from death to life swiftly followed the recovery of the First Daughter, who suffered much, who was healed when she reached out in faith and touched the wings of Heaven. Each of the two daughters were healed in the order appointed. The First Daughter whose Father’s name is withheld (hidden) is saved first. The second daughter whose father’s name is revealed is saved second. What does this mean?

TO BE CONTINUED WINTER 2018…

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