Why is it so important that I become intimate with Christ? Many believers spend their whole lives and never seek His presence. Everything I need is found in Christ. So, if I can get close to Him, I’ll be equipped to get into the flow of the Lord’s anointing.
As we continue looking at Luke’s Gospel, we see a woman who figured this out before any of Jesus’ disciples did. She had a sickness in her body that none of the doctors of her day could heal.
One day she heard that Jesus was coming to her town. When she heard this, the Holy Spirit quickened faith on the inside of her. She soon had a plan to see Him because she knew that if she could just touch the Lord, she would be healed.
She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
That’s an interesting question, especially considering that the woman only touched the edge of the Lord’s clothing. There’s no way He could have even felt it in this crowd of people.
Mark’s Gospel gives us the answer to this question. It’s important for us to understand what was happening there.
At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
As soon as the woman touched Him, Jesus realized that power had flowed out from Him. That’s a great revelation. As it is in nature, so also in the spirit. Power has a flow associated with it. It can travel from one person to another.
This is an astounding truth to grasp onto. True power flows from Christ to those who touch Him. This means that it’s available to me. If I can just touch Him – make contact with Him – then I can receive His power in my life. That would change everything.
Think about it. What would this mean to you?
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3
Everything means everything!!! This verse explains that God’s power touches all that pertains to this life – finances, healing, etc. But just as important it also includes my spiritual life – godliness.
The fact of the matter is that true power changes everything that it touches. The question this creates is; do we want everything to change? Do we want our world to turn upside-down?
This is what trips us up most of the time. We only want certain changes, not all of them. We want our finances to change for the better. We want our body to be healed. But…then again, do I really want to watch less TV and have a deeper prayer life? This power affects it all. That’s why we hesitate to go for it.
This woman was at the point in her life when she was willing to give all for her healing. However, I believe that more than just her health changed as a result of the power that flowed to her.
In order to walk in the manifestation of God’s power, I have to be open for everything to change. It’s an all or nothing proposition. I have to come to God with the expectation that my whole life will change when He touches me.
Question: How much change are you willing to go through for God’s power to be manifest in your life?
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