“And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.” Mark 5:41-42
We are, truly, in a divinely appointed time when the Holy Spirit is moving upon the women in the body of Christ to arise and take their rightful place in the Kingdom of God! There is so much in these 2 verses of scripture. 2 small sentences that are exploding with power. For in these 2 small sentences, God specifically tells us just who is going to rise up.
Damsel = an unmarried woman, a virgin. Those who are sold out, set apart, sanctified unto Him, those women with singular vision, with white-hot passion for Him and Him alone. (Not just anyone!)
“By the hand” = those who are submitted to five-fold ministry and who are “fathered”. Who do you belong to? Who is your spiritual father? For it was her father that came to seek out Jesus for her healing. She was not running around “willy nilly”, she was under a father’s care. “12 years of age” – submitted to the governmental authority of the Kingdom of God.
This is the day! This is the time! This is our kairos moment!! We are passionate for Him! We are strong and brave and fierce! We are ready! And we have prepared ourselves, we have set ourselves apart for Him and Him alone and have kept our oil ready!! All it takes is ONE word from the Master! ARISE!! We have been hidden, and we have kept our white- hot passion alive in the times when no one knew that we even existed!
But NOW, the Lord is saying ARISE!!! And STRAIGHTWAY she AROSE and WALKED! “Straightway” = directly, at once, IMMEDIATELY! As soon as the Word was spoken, she arose! And she walked! The world is tired of talk. Quite frankly, I am tired of talk! The world wants to see the manifestation of the sons (includes daughters!) of God in the earth. They are waiting for the REALITY of the Kingdom of God. They are waiting for the Beauty of the Kingdom of God to be displayed – by you! “The king greatly desired her beauty…” Ps. 45:11 His desire for YOU to display the beauty of the Kingdom is great!
So, ARISE, women of God! “They were astonished with great astonishment.” The world, and the church alike, is waiting on YOU! They are going to be astonished!! You are filled with all of the fruit and gifts of the Kingdom! Release them into the earth! Go forth and release the BEAUTY of who you are in Christ!
Please join us on Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 a.m. until noon for the CCCWP sponsored “SHE.E.O” Women’s Conference! This will be held at our beautiful KBN Studios, 2801 Wilmington Rd. New Castle, PA. You will be inspired and empowered!
Dr. Jill Kauffman