If you believe God has the power to heal you, and are wondering how to activate that healing power, it’s time for you to discover how to use your faith to tap into the healing flow!
The Gospel according to Mark gives a clear, concise picture of Jesus ministering with the anointing and how the anointing works.
Let’s look again at the text in Mark chapter 5.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue (power) had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And His disciples said unto Him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And He looked around about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth.
34 And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Verse 30 says that “power” had gone out of Jesus. But what caused that power to go out of Him? That healing power, the healing anointing, didn’t just flow out to anyone and everyone. For example Mark chapter 5 says a multitude was present, thronging (crowding around) Jesus. A multitude was touching Jesus, pressing in round about Him, yet the power did not flow out to them.
But when the woman pressed through the crowd and touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, the power did flow out to her. Jesus asked, “Who Touched My clothes?” The disciples answered Jesus, “…Thou seest the MULTITUDE THRONGING THEE…” (verse 31).
So we know that the anointing didn’t flow out from Jesus just because someone touched Him, because a multitude was thronging Him, and the power didn’t flow out from Jesus into them. What caused the power to flow out of Jesus into this woman? The Bible says it was her faith. Jesus said, “…Daughter, thy FAITH hath made thee whole…”
Out of the more than fifteen documented healings under the ministry of Jesus in the four Gospels, this account of the woman with the issue of blood is the only one that specifically talks about the power, or the healing anointing, flowing out of Jesus to heal an individual.
Yet on the other hand, it is either stated or implied many times that the healing power flowed from Jesus into the sick and they – multitudes or crowds – were made well. Matthew chapter 14 says that a crowed of diseased people sought to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, and “…as many as touched were made perfectly whole” (v 36).
Saints, I am out of time for today, but I will continue this article next week.
One of the most famous Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” There is an important Bible truth at the heart of this nugget of wisdom.” In Proverbs we’re exhorted to “get wisdom, and in all of our getting, get understanding.” My question of the day for you is, “Are you more interested in understanding, or being understood?”