WHO TOUCHED ME?!
Miracles begin from WITHIN.
It begins from the place of Faith in our hearts.
It begins with our affirmation of God’s power at work around or WITHIN US.
In the case of the woman with the issue of blood, she was convinced of her MIRACLE AND HOW IT WOULD HAPPEN.
Oh what a WOMAN! .
She didn’t meet Jesus to inquire if Jesus was willing to HEAL her like many did in the four Gospels, she had crossed that hurdle in her heart.
She was SURE!!
Even though a woman with the issue of blood was not to be seen in public in the Old Isreal, as she was deemed unclean but she had dammed all the narrative and consequences.
TODAY, THE ONLY REALITY IS HER MIRACLE!!
Jesus wasn’t going in her direction, He was headed to Jarius’ house. Yet a woman got her miracle even before Jesus got to Jarius’ house. She came from behind, UNNOTICED, WITHOUT A GLAMOR, YET WITH A FIXED HEART.
Before the HANDS OF THIS WOMAN TOUCHED JESUS, HER HEART ALREADY CLINGED TO HIM.
SHE WAS ALREADY SURE WITHIN HERSELF!!
Matthew 9:20-22 (KJV) And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Jesus was aware at the very instance of her touch that FAITH HAD TOUCHED HIM.
SOMEONE HAD COME THROUGH THE MULTITUDES AND HAD DRAWN VIRTUES.
MULTITUDES THRONGED AROUND HIM, ONLY ONE WAS READY TO DRAW VIRTUE.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT, THERE WAS VIRTUE (MIRACULOUS WORKING POWER) EVEN IN THE HELM OF JESUS’ GARMENT?! .
BUT FAITH SAW IT.
FAITH ACKNOWLEDGED IT.
FAITH RECEIVED IT.
Luke 8:43-48 (KJV) And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
IMMEDIATELY SHE WAS HEALED.
HOWEVER, THIS IMMEDIATE HEALING DIDN’T BEGIN WITH THE TOUCH, IT BEGAN WITH A HEART FIXED WITH FAITH.
WE DO NOT KNOW FOR HOW LONG SHE GOT HERSELF STABLE ENOUGH FOR THIS MOMENT TO RECEIVE, ONE THING IS SURE, HER HEART, HER FAITH WAS THE REASON BEHIND HER HEALING.
JESUS WAS CLEAR, YOUR FAITH HEALED YOU, YOUR HANDS ONLY WENT IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR FAITH!!
We learn a valuable lesson here.
IF the woman had said in herself that she would just stand behind Jesus, without Touching Him, She would be healed, it would have been so, exactly!!
Because MANY TOUCHED JESUS THAT DAY, ONLY ONE DREW VIRTUE BY FAITH.
THUS, THE MIRACLE IS IN THE FAITH, THE TOUCH WAS ONLY A ROUTE FOR THE FAITH TO BE EXPRESSED VIA THE READINESS OF THE HEART.
It wrong to come into SPECIAL MIRACLE MEETINGS OR ANY SPIRITUAL MEETING AT ALL, WITH A FULL REGALIA OF ‘PHYSICAL TOUCH’ without a HEART FULL OF FAITH.
FOR THE TOUCH IS NOTHING.
THE TOUCH IS VAIN.
THE TOUCH IS FUTILE WITHOUT A HEART FULL OF FAITH.
COMMUNICATE YOUR FAITH VIA SPEAKING TODAY.
FOR THE BELIEVER, CHRIST LIVES IN US TODAY.
BY OUR WORDS, WE CHANNEL GOD’S POWER AGAINST AILMENTS, SICKNESSES.
There was a time, I was sick but kept speaking and Affirming the power of God at work in me, the fever faded out.
I still do same today, no matter how sick I feel, I always ensure I am speaking in unknown tongues, for the resurrection Spirit lives in me, if the Spirit will revive my body unto immortality on that last day, He surely can revive my body from sicknesses now.
I choose to acknowledge that power and communicate it by speaking with my heart in full faith.
We don’t back down!! .
We don’t give in!! .
It doesn’t matter how many years a circumstance has lingered, we yet awaken to FAITH.
For this woman, it was 12 years.
It could have taken longer, but she woke up to Faith.
WAKE UP TO FAITH TODAY, COMMUNICATE POWER IN JESUS NAME!!
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