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

The word ‘arise’ is known in Greek to mean to raise, to awaken, to rise from sleep, to rise from a sitting position or lying position, to rise from disease, or from death, to rise from obscurity, to rise from inactivity, to rise from nonexistence, to wake up, to lift, to rear up, to stand, to take up, and to rise. When Jesus got to the house of Jairus, He saw the dead and He took the dead by the hand. He was saying, in essence, ‘you can’t die when the Life is here.’ He said, Talitha Cumi. I say unto you ‘arise.’ They said you are dead, but I say you are alive. They said the business is dead, but I say you are just about to blow into your next million.

I came today to announce your rising. I say unto you ‘Arise!’ Arise from sickness! Arise from disease! Arise from pain! Arise from frustration! Arise from fear! Arise from intimidation! Arise from lack! Arise from poverty! Arise from every yoke and from every bondage! Arise from obscurity! Arise from singlehood! Arise from unfruitfulness! Arise from every delay!

It is time to arise! God sent me to tell you to arise. It is time to arise from every complication. It is time to arise from every tumour. It is time to arise from every kidney condition, from every liver condition and from every blood condition. It is time to arise from every form of strandedness.

When Jesus spoke the damsel that was dead arose. Beloved, if the dead damsel could rise, why not you – the living. You will arise from everything that molested you up till now.

Further reading: Mark 5:21-43.

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 47-48; Evening- 1 John 3

The Redeemed Evangelical Mission devotional is written by Bishop Mike Okonkwo.