The Sun Took the Little Girl by the Hand and Her Spirit Returned — Luke 8:40-55

Jesus’ Authority, Our Healing

The Sun Took the Little Girl by the Hand and Her Spirit Returned — Luke 8:40-55

While all whar expecting the Sun ter show up, a synagogue ruler happened by. Seeing the Sun approaching, the chap fell at the Sun’s feet. The ruler’s only daughter lay on her bed, dying. At the age of twelve, she be thrust inter the realm of reasoning fer herself, of judging fer herself if Skipper be the one and only true God—and if so, had tha lass lived up ter all of Skip’s Code of Conduct?

As the Sun and the synagogue ruler discussed the girl’s health and future, some folks from the man’s home come up and told the father that his little girl whar dead.

“Don’t bother,” they said. “She has passed on.”

Don’t bother. How often ‘ave we heard this from those who refuse ter believe in the Sun.

“Don’ bother telling me ’bout yer Jesus. I don’ believe a word of it.”
“Don’ bother preaching ter me ’bout heaven and hell. I don’ believe a word of it.”
Don’ bother trying ter convince me there’s a God in heaven who loves me. I don’ believe a word of it.”

The Sun replied with a different sort of “don’t.”

“Don’t be afraid.”

Afeard: that be whar most end up on thar death bed—afeard they bet wrong ’bout the Sun.

Ter be sure, some brave souls put on a stiff face and march inter hell like it be no big deal. From our side of things we cannot hear thar tortious cries, fer in the land of the livin’ the grave snuffs out all wailing and weeping and gnashing of teeth.

“Do believe,” the Sun told the father.

Ter the little girl, the Sun said, “Be healed.” Though he whar not in her presence, the Sun ‘as the power ter speak life across the universe.

Right off the pair got up and trekked ter the father’s home. Once thar, the Sun commanded all ter, “Stop wailing. The little girl is not dead.” But the doubters only laughed at him.

Because disbelief in the Sun be belief in the devil’s lies, the Sun put out the mockers and only allowed those who believed in his power and righteousness ter join him in that intimate moment of healing.

With flesh eyes the doubters knew the child ter be dead, but the Sun seen something else. He seen her alive again, fer he had spiritual eyes, eternal eyes. Eyes that see what normal fellers kin not see.

Bending down, the Sun took the little girl by the hand and her spirit returned. 

  • Power over death.
  • Power ter return departed spirits.
  • Power ter give eternal life ter all who ask.

This be the Sun who comes fer us. This be the savior fer all who believe in his name and glory. 

Make it yer task ter day to bring all who be dead in thar sins ter the feet of Jesus. Beg him ter take ’em by the hand lift ’em up inter eternal life with him.

What Do You Want From Me? — Luke 8:26-37

Jesus’ Authority, Our Healing

What do you want from me? — Luke 8:26-37

Thar was a man, or maybe a pair of ’em, who whar so evil and terrifying that no feller or lass dared attempt ter skirt past. These rascals lived in solitary places, slept in graveyards, roamed among tombs and whar so strong that no one could kept ’em bound, even with chains and guards.

Many a time tha worst of the two would shriek and cry out, cut himself with sharp rocks, and scare folks. Run around half-naked, he would, fer he had no clothes and no home.

When the Sun strolled among the tombs of the dead, the tormented feller dropped ter his knees and hollered, “What do you want with us, Jesus, Son of the Most Hight God? ‘Ave yo come ter torment us befer our time? I beg you do not send us into the Abyss.”

Jesus replied, “What is your name?”

“Legion,” the head demon replied, ‘fer we be many. If we must be cast out, send us inter that herd of swine.”

Jesus gave the demons permission ter enter the pigs. When the demons come out out the chap and entered the swine, the whole herd, near ’bout 2000 pigs, rushed down the steep bank and inter the lake and drowned.

Think on this a wee little bit:

  • If each demon rushed inter a pig and forced that poor porker ter attempt a lake swim, then thar be near ’bout 2000 demons in the pair of fellers.
  • These whar violent men.
  • No one could control them.
  • In fact the only thing that could control ’em whar the demons.
  • They made the man cut himself, harm himself.
  • They made the man live among the dead.
  • They made the man run about half-naked.
  • They knew the Sun, Jesus, whar the Skipper’s boy, the son of Most Hight God.
  • And when they come face-ter-face with Jesus they forced the tormented man, in fear and reverence, ter his knees.

This be the outcome of all who come under control of evil, unclean spirits. One or two spirits might not change a feller or lass ter much, but hundreds ‘ill drive us inter darkness so black that death seems ter be our only hope, when, in fact, the Sun be our only real hope.

After the pigs went ter Davy Jones, and took the demons with ’em, the tormented man came ter his senses. Folks came from the town ter see the sight of all ’em bloated pig carcasses floating up on the beach.

  • When they did, they found the feller no longer kneeling at the feet of the Sun, but sitting at his feet.
  • He was dressed.
  • He was in his right mind.
  • All whar amazed.
  • Also, all whar afeared.

Befer they whar afeared of the demon-men. Now they whar afeared of the Sun and his power over spirits of all kind.

As the Sun whar about ter shove off and sail away the healed-man pleaded, “Let me come with you.”

“Return home,” said Jesus, “and tell how much God has done for you.”

Ter day Jesus speaks these words ter us:

“What do you want from me?” Tell the Sun what you want him ter do fer ya, be it get cleaned off all unclean spirits, be made well, be in yer right mind, be clothed, be among the living rather than the dead, be home.

Once the Sun responds, then, “Go! Tell how much God has done for you.”

Great Faith Healing — Luke 7:1-10

Jesus’ Authority, Our Healing

Great Faith Healing — Luke 7-1-10

A feller who whar highly valued by his captain come down with a deathly disease. When the captain heard the Sun whar in the area, he put inter port and sent some religious chaps he knew ter find the Sun. Though they did not believe him ter be the Sun of Skipper, these chaps approached the Sun and earnestly pleaded with him, saying, “This captain deserves you to do this for him, for in the past he helped us build our place of worship.”

Inclined ter help, fer this be the way of the Sun, off he trekked ter tha wharf with these religious chaps. As they approached the gangplank, the captain stepped ter the ship’s railing and called, “No need ter come aboard. I not be worthy ter be in yer presence. As a captain, I be accustomed ter giving orders and ‘aving crew obey, so if ya ‘ill jest say the word, my sick crew member, who I prize greatly, ‘ill be healed.”

The Sun, stunned at the captain’s faith, turned to those following him and said, “This is incredible. Here is a man who knows little of me or my Father and yet he believes.” Pivoting back towards the ship, the Sun said, “Sir, you have great faith. Your friend is healed.”

At that moment the chap on his death-bed-bunk whar made whole and healed.

  • Be thar someone you highly value who be sick?
  • ‘Ave ya heard of the Sun?
  • ‘Ave they heard of the Sun?
  • ‘Ave ya send folks ter tell ’em ’bout the Sun? Will ya go and tell ’em?
  • Be thar some religious folks close ter ya who know of the Sun but refuse ter believe in him? Might be they even call themselves followers of the Sun, but deny his power and righteous authority. Will ya go and tell ’em of all the Sun done fer ya and them ya love?
  • Will ya plead earnestly with the Sun fer them ya love ter be healed? 
  • Because of yer sins do ya count yerself unworthy ter be in the presence of the Sun. No need ter feel shamed. We all be scoundrels and reprobates in need of saving and healing. Simply fess up and do yer best to be more like the Sun. Whatever ya lack, when ever ya slip up, he ‘ill cover ya with his grace and mercy.
  • If ya truly believe the Sun ter be Skipper’s only boy, the one on whom all heavenly power and authority rest, will ya ask him ter day, right now, ter say the word, “Be healed name of them who need healing” so that them ya love ‘ill be made whole?

This captain displayed GREAT FAITH in the Sun. Do ya? Will ya? The very lives of them ya love may be depending upon ya ter step up and BELIEVE!