How Not To Be “Crushed”

From a Gospel narrative in Luqas 8|42, an hemorrhaging woman is healed by touching Jesus’ cloak. She managed to upstage the patient that Jesus was on the way to heal — Jairus’ sick 12 year old pre teen daughter. Right? But this is not really the main message. We are going to open the Word and let it speak anointing to the readers.

What came to mind immediately when you think of this chapter? Were ya thinking of Jairus? My point proven.

Luke 8

42For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

To be thronged – Gk. Sumpnigo

In here is a parable buried in a real story in the Gospel According To Luke. The “real story” was in Eashoa’s healing of an intentional sick patient bent for getting healed. Most children from the Sunday school system have heard it and know it well. The parable is in how a person who is operating in the faith that God designs may overcome physical and circumstantial obstacles to do His will, going about the Father’s business without resorting to giving excuses, as the Lord here demonstrated.

  1. Many glean the same points from this passage, as follows.
  2. The Lord holds the power of healing
  3. Healing is possible to those who believe by faith
  4. We should ask Him. And we should do whenever.

The Gospel message is only found when reading the original text like when in composing lyrics, we find the rhyming by the writer. Rhyming is used literarily to cast a focus on the message. Little do some know that “choked” in verse 14 as told in a parable is used in verse 42 to illustrate a profound truth in a believer’s walk.

Sumpnigo in Greek is used twice in the same chapter. In v. 14 it was translated to choked. In v. 42 it was “thronged”.

And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Eashoa Demonstrates How

Upon just teaching the parable of the soils, the Lord immediately demonstrated how it is to overcome the crowding cares of the world in action. We shall not miss the object lesson here. Earlier, He spoke of the helpless plant that got choked by the surrounding thorns as it finds its way to adulthood while it grows from the seed of faith. Of course He was giving a parable of a seeker who hears His word and then enjoys all the perks of Elohiym in the blessing by His Word and the answered prayers. Then the cares of the world crowd him and ends up crushing him (KJ).

But if you are as focused as the Lord going about the Father’s business, pointing your heart as the bearing toward satisfying the Lord first and foremost, He will help you to overcome. It is because He in the flesh has been there.

Here is the rest of the story.


50
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

51And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.

52And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.

53And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

54And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.

55And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

56And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

The word translated “crushed” or “thronged” (KJV) is Greek sumpnigo, “as a hyperbolic expression for ‘crowd around, press upon,’ something like ‘almost crush.’ ” It is the same word used by the Gospel writers in the Parable of the Soils (8:14) to describe the thorns “choking” the wheat and making it unfruitful. – Dr. Ralph Wilson

Overcomers will be saved according to Revelation 2 & 3.

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