"...proving that this is very Christ." _ Acts 9:22
"...proving that this is very Christ." _ Acts 9:22


Mark 5:41  “And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.”

       To refresh our thought from yesterday’s journal note, we refocus on Jesus’s Words, “Talitha cumi.”  Cumi is an Aramaic variation of qum.  Here is the only place this Aramaic word is found in the New Testament.  Is that not a wonder?  Although cumi means arise, qum, of which it is a variation, means lifted up. 

        The following verses from John Chapter Three will help us see more clearly.
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the
world through him might be saved.

 Let us go back to the Old Testament and see what necessitated Moses lifting up a serpent in the wilderness.  The incident is found in Numbers 21:4-9. 
21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye
brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for [there is] no bread,
neither [is there any] water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
21:6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh
upon it, shall live.
21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to
pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

     Amazingly, it was the soul of the People that was much grieved and impatient because of the way.  The soul, which enthrones the human mind, will, and emotions, is the initial entry through which our change comes.  We must decide to receive Jesus.  Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, this begins our child-like step on a pilgrimage that will take us fully into the Prize of the high calling found in only in Him. Our spirits are regenerated or made alive when we say yes to Jesus and receive Him as Savior and Lord.  The Seed that Christ is becomes planted within us, and all that is needed to bring us to full maturity as a son of God is packed into us even when we are spiritual children.  Glory to God!



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