Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Healing Point of Contact

Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

A certain woman, a real person who suffered with bleeding that would not stop for twelve years. Life is in the blood and she was in desperation.

Lev 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof...

Mark 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Many of us can relate to this woman. The physician practicing medicine were only able to remove her of her wealth. and she grew worse. Where could she go but to the Lord?

Mark 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

Mark 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

Desperately she struggled through the crowd, if only to touch his clothing. She believed that even the garment being touched, as a part of Jesus would make her whole. I see two things at work here. The faith of the woman was devout and desperate and touching even the hem of Jesus' garment was enough to bring healing power.

There is another place in the Bible where faith and a piece of cloth was used as a point of contact to release healing power from God.

Act 19:11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

Act 19:12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

Some churches pray over clothes and send them to people in need of healing .

Mark 5:29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

Immediately she was healed, the blood stopped flowing.

Once when I was asked to photograph a wedding; two hours before the wedding my nose began to bleed, like a fountain. I applied pressure, every remedy I could remember and it bled for an hour. I was praying and praying to Jesus, finally it stopped. I thought, oh please do not let my nose bleed around the brides beautiful white dress. The Lord was faithful. Blood loss makes you weak and desperate. I can only imagine how this woman must have felt. With God there is healing. Jesus bled for us, that we might be healed. For those who must cut themselves? Jesus was wounded for your sins, his blood cleanses us and stops the misery of the flesh weaknesses and the devil's torments. There is life in the blood of Jesus for all who believe in him.

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