When Jesus was called upon to raise a young girl from the dead, the environment was not conducive to what He wanted.
(Mark 5:40-42) 40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
Once the right people were with Him, He raised Jairus’ daughter back to life.
Sometimes Jesus raised the dead in public, but in this situation He took control of the pessimistic atmosphere by making sure the right people were with Him.
This lesson was not lost on Peter. When he was summoned to pray for a beloved women, Tabitha, who had died….“Peter sent them ALL OUT of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.” (Acts 9:40)
For those who operate in this realm faith and unbelief are conditions that effect the atmosphere surrounding a miracle. Some ministries pick up on whoever is around them. Connecting with the force of faith in a given situation may requires you to adjust the proximity of people around you. You need to be with the right people and sometimes the right person is NOBODY, just you and God.
If this applies to the raising of the dead it probably applies to any area of life where you need to reverse the situation in a supernatural act of faith. Could be a wayward loved one, marriage or business. You are not being mean or lacking faith – you are being smart. When Peter was near execution in prison there was a prayer gathering in a house – most likely Johns dwelling. As they prayed in one accord their faith touched something and Peter broke out. All the church was praying but one group of close knit members was the key to the miraculous jail break.
The point? Know that faith can be strengthened by the right people in the room. The bigger the issue the more selective you need to be about who is with you. Create a climate conducive to faith. And likewise, create a climate conducive to breakthrough with a child, spouse, negotiation, business, healing or miracle.
And if need be, put some people out of the room, out of the house, out of the office- and do business with God.
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