Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jairus' Daughter... Resurrected

Yesterday I was in my car, listening to a preacher teach on the scripture passage about the bleeding woman and the raising of Jairus' daughter.  As I was driving, the Lord gave me a little further clarification.

About a year ago, I had written a post on this very passage, showing that the two stories were really one story.  You can review the post here if needed:

Toward the end, I made the subjective conclusion that the woman represents everyone who will ever come to the Lord, whether Jew or Gentile, and that the synagogue ruler represents unbelieving Israel.

I see now that the little girl herself is a representation of Israel.  She was doing well and thriving for twelve years - a number that represents divine government in God's kingdom.  Meanwhile, the bleeding woman, representing the Gentiles, was unclean and without hope. 

The moment the woman is healed, the little girl dies.  We can now see a picture forming of abundant life being offered to the Gentiles, while death (albeit temporary) comes to Israel with their rejection of the Messiah.  We don't know how long she remained dead; the passage doesn't say.  We do know that Yeshua was on His way there.  But the great news is that she came to life again!

The other thing to note is that the woman was healed very publicly, but Yeshua raised the young girl privately.  When He reveals Himself to national Israel, the rest of His faithful remnant - believing Jews and Gentiles - will have just been removed from the Earth (see Revelation 6).  It is very much like Joseph revealing himself to his brothers - everyone leaves the room for their private reunion.

For more on how Joseph is a shadow of the Messiah to come, click on the following link:

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