Mark 1:31-35

Mark 1:31 (KJB)
And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Jesus seeing that she was bedridden with a fever, takes her by the hand and lifted her up, instantly the fever left her and she gained back her strength in an instant and was able to minister to their needs. The Lord Jesus Christ did not only heal by speaking the words but also through just holding the hand of a sick person and lifting her up from the bed. This gives us another insight into the fact that when a person become saved, they are instantly qualified to begin working in the Kingdom of God. Peterís mother in law did not stay in bed but she got up immediately and ministered. This is how we must teach young Christians, that they are to become involved with ministry as soon as they can and this trains them in the early years and as they get older in the faith, they will continue to desire to do ministry. (Prov 22:6 KJV) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. It is not only training a little child from birth but training of a new Christian at the point of their new birth also. If we wait for laziness to set in then we will have just one more church person with excuses.

Mark 1:32 (KJB)
And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

The time of ďevenĒ in Jewish culture men one of two times, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. This time would have been the 6:00 PM time as the sun set. The healing did not take place because it still being the sabbath, the people were gathering all those in their families which were devil possessed and those who had debilitating diseases. Then they brought them to Jesus. There must have been many in the synagogue who had gone out and told others since the word was now spreading.

Mark 1:33 (KJB)
And all the city was gathered together at the door.

The crowd was so big that it seemed like the entire city had gathered at the house of Peter. There may be a possibility that the entire city did come. Those who were sick or devil possessed to be healed and those who were curious to see if the stories of healing were true which came out of the synagogue.

Mark 1:34 (KJB)
And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

As soon as the word spread that Jesus was in Capernaum at Peterís home, the people who were devil possessed and sick with diseases were brought to the home of Peter. Since this was the sabbath day, the people had waited until it was officially over so they waited until evening and then the crowds started heading to the house of Peter. Jesus, just by His word, had cast the devils out of the people and healed those who were sick of various diseases. Here we read that Jesus had healed all that were sick and none left that day disappointed.

Mark 1:35 (KJB)
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Jesus apparently spent the night at Simon Peterís house after the tremendous healing and exorcism ministry He did the night before. Jesus gives a principle here and that is to come apart unto a solitary place and pray. A solitary place is a place where you can pray being yourself instead of being in a crowd and having to sound very religious when you pray. It is a place where one can open themselves up to God in prayer and not be afraid to tell Him anything in fear that someone will take what you say and start a gossip chain. Notice that Jesus got up before the break of dawn so He would have the spiritual strength to face the day. It is good example for us because we do not know what a day holds. (Prov 16:9 KJV) A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Many times we think we know how the day will unfold but sometimes there are roadblocks and detours.

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