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!
34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gen-nes-a-ret,
35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about. and brought unto him all that were diseased.
36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: .and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
You see, one individual can tap into the healing anointing by faith, or a whole crowd can tap into that power by faith. I want you to notice again, however, that faith is involved. Notice Matthew 14:35 says, “…WHEN the men of that place had KNOWLEDGE of him…”
You see, you can’t believe beyond actual knowledge. That’s where so many people miss it. They try to believe beyond their actual knowledge of the Word. Actually, faith begins where the will of God is known. It says, “When they had knowledge of Jesus, they came to Him seeking to touch the hem of His garment” (Matt. 14:35, 36).
Well, what did they know about Him? They knew that Jesus was anointed! In Luke 4, we see Jesus reading form Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me…” (v.18). Jesus had announced publicly that he was anointed to preach and to heal.
When the people heard of Jesus, they had knowledge of Jesus, and they believed what they’d heard. Then they “… brought unto him all that were diseased; and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole” (Matt. 14:35-36).
Some people didn’t believe that Jesus was anointed to preach and to heal.
1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciple follow him.
2 And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and hearing him were astonished, saying…
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? AND THEY WERE OFFENDED AT HIM.
4 But Jesus said unto them, a prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5 AND HE COULD THERE DO NO MIGHTY WORK, save that he laid his hand upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief….
Someone may ask, “Well, if Jesus was anointed with this healing power, why didn’t the power just work, anyway, whether anyone believed it or not?”
Saints, I am out of time for today, but I will continue this article next week.
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