If I could just touch the hem of his garment I know I can be made well…
I’ve spent all my money on doctors…I’m seen as unclean and no one wants to come near me….
I am a woman, with no money, no friends, and no one to help me…
Years I’ve begged and been in pain but no one sees me…no one hears my cries of pain and despair…
One glimmer of hope sustains me…
I’ve heard there’s a healer in town…
I will use every ounce of strength I have left and crawl if need be, to reach out to this healer…
The morning sun is hot…The crowd is thick. How can I reach him?
I think, “Lord, if I can just reach your robe I know I will be healed…”
Turning, the healer, Jesus, feels someone touch him from within…Faith is activated…
“Who touched me?” He says. “I want to meet the one whose faith has reached out to me and touched me.”
“My Lord, you are surrounded by a crowd many are touching you.” The disciples exclaim.
“Yes many are touching me, but only one has touched me with their faith…” Jesus looks down and sees a lowly woman smiling, ecstatic with joy and peace. She knows she is healed.
The woman lying upon the ground looks up and stares into the eyes of the Master…
Their eyes lock…and he says, “Woman your faith has made you whole.”
Twelve years of sickness gone…years of being afraid…Years of despair and loss and uncontrollable pain, weakness…all gone
The blood issue gone…
Years of worry gone…years of abandonment and sneers from people…all gone…
From just one touch of the healer’s garment, in faith, she is clean and healed and free…
Faith is not a cliché; it is not a wish or magic potion…
Faith is not just hoping or desiring or wanting…
Faith is an action…a knowing that what we are seeking will be done!
When we are totally and completely out of options and there is no answer…
When no amount of money or therapy or medication or surgery or anything else man can come up with and all hope is gone…when help and all possibilities are nowhere to be found…and you have no other resource or even a thought of how to solve your situation…
You can do one of two things. You can give up and slowly die…
Or you can look to the only one who does have the answer! There is only one.
Not hoping he’ll do it. Not believing he’ll do it…not talking about it or wishing it so…
Faith is a determined, heart/spirit decision to reach out KNOWING without a doubt, that, “If I can touch just the hem of His garment, I will be healed.”
Faith is activated from within our spirit by the Spirit of God; it touches the Lord and allows healing virtue to flow.
We don’t have any control over faith, although he has given us a measure of faith…Faith comes from the Spirit of The Lord…Faith touches God…Faith makes God happy…Faith is right standing with Him…Faith is solid…Faith is the favor of God…Faith is like a key that unlocks the heart of God and automatically delivers what is needed in the moment.
Faith comes by hearing the word of God!
Abraham had faith in God! David had faith in God. Job had faith in God. All throughout the Old Testament you can see faith in action. Moses and Joshua and Jacob and Joseph and Ruth and Esther and Deborah and Samuel and Jeremiah and Isaiah just to name a few all had faith in God. When you read the scriptures it’s all about faith.
Everything the saints of old did, took Faith. Elizabeth had faith, Mary had faith, the disciples had faith…the woman with the issue of blood, the blind man, the lame and deaf and lepers all had faith in God…They lived in faith and they died in faith…WHY?
Because Faith is what pleases God!
Are you having faith in God today?
Are you sick, in doubt, in despair? Are you allowing anxiety to rob you of rest, hope, healing? Take heart brothers, sister, open your heart and allow Faith to saturate your mind, body and spirit. Kick doubt out …it does you no good!
Let Faith ARISE within you and SHOUT…IF I CAN BUT TOUCH THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT…I WILL BE HEALED!!!
Be encouraged…Have Courage and Be Bold! You’ve tried everything else…Do this!
When you have a few minutes, go to a quiet place and open your heart and begin to thank him for life. Love on him from your heart and spirit. Let everything else go…thank him for your healing, for your deliverance. Reach out and touch his robe by faith…he will know and he will turn to you and say, “Son, daughter, your faith has made you whole!”
Matthew 9:20Good News Translation A woman who had suffered from severe bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I touch his cloak, I will get well.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, my daughter! Your faith has made you well.” At that very moment the woman became well.
“At once Yeshua realized that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, ‘Who touched My clothes?’ ‘You see the people crowding against You,’ His disciples answered, ‘and yet You can ask, Who touched Me?'” (Mk. 5:30-31).
Hebrews 11:1 New Matthew Bible (NMB) What faith is, and a commendation of the same. The steadfast belief of the fathers in old-time.
Faith is a sure confidence of things that are hoped for, and a certainty of things that are not seen.
Let me just say this:
Jesus didn’t heal everyone; some were not healed because of doubt and unbelief. I’m not saying you aren’t having faith if you are not healed. All I know is that the Bible says, He healed the woman who had the issue of blood. He healed the blind and lame and lepers…The scriptures say, it is Faith that please God.
If you lack faith…Read His Word…Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God! (Romans 10:17) God’s word activates Faith…I pray God will encourage you today. Let all fear and doubt be gone in the name of Jesus! I pray that you will reach out and touch the hem of his garment and that Jesus will say to you today, “Your faith has made you whole!”
God bless you. Let Faith Arise!!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill February 15, 2018
The garment of Jesus: The tallit, tassels, fringes. Represent the authority of His word; (Word of God), Humility, His wings.
The prophet Malachi spoke of the Messiah of Israel and said of Him, “But for you who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings” (Mal. 4:2). The Hebrew word for “wings” used in this passage is kanaf, which is a word that specifically means the fringe-like feathers or edges of a bird’s wing, not the whole wing.
Jesus gave us the authority that in the His Name, the name of Jesus…when we reach out in Faith and touch Him we can be healed. It is by the spirit, not the flesh, that we touch Him by faith…not by might, nor by power…but by my Spirit says the Lord.
Psalm 17:7-9Good News Translation (GNT) Reveal your wonderful love and save me; at your side I am safe from my enemies. Protect me as you would your very eyes; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the attacks of the wicked.
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“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
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