The miracle working God of the Old Testament is still a miracle working God today!
Psalms 77:14 (TLB) You are the God of miracles and wonders! You still demonstrate your awesome power.
Job 5:9 (NLT) He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.
Jeremiah 32:27 (NIV) “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me!
Do you believe in faith healing? I sure do!!
Mark 5:24-26 (NKJV) So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him. (25) Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, (26) and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
- The Woman’s condition was critical.
- She spent all that she had with no improvement.
- She lived in isolation because of the Levitical Law – She was considered unclean.
Mark 5:27-34 (NKJV) When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. (28) For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” (29) Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. (30) And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” (31) But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” (32) And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. (33) But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. (34) And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
Four Keys to receiving a miracle from Jesus:
- Find what the Word says about your situation.
1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV) Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (15) And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
Remember, faith begins where the will of God is known.
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Mark 5:27 (NKJV) When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
The woman heard and saw Jesus ministering to people there in Capernaum.
Matthew 14:34-36 (NKJV) When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. (35) And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, (36) and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
This was recorded after the woman was healed but could it have been that this reputation was already known of Jesus before she was healed?
Malachi 4:2 (NKJV) But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
The “wings” of the garment were the corners. The corners of the garment represented the identity of the person wearing them.
What does God’s Word say about your situation?
You may have to extend some effort to discover this but it will be worth it. There is not one circumstance that we can face that is not addressed by the Word of God.
Anything worth receiving is worth pursuing.
- Meditate in the scriptures from God’s Word.
To meditate simply means to imagine your life being lived out in line with God’s Word. Learn to picture that in your mind.
Change what you are seeing or the vision that you have for your life.
- Speak God’s Word.
Mark 5:28 (NKJV) For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
The word “said” here in the Greek is saying repetitiously. She spoke what she believed over and over again building her confidence in her being healed.
Romans 4:20-21 (NKJV) He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, (21) and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
In the Greek, the word “convinced” or “persuaded” means to be filled to the full.
Maybe, part of the reason we struggle with the believing and the doing is because we are not spending enough time in the saying and the seeing to GET FULL.
Keep the Word of God in your mouth all the time.
Read the scriptures that you found over and over again so that you can hear yourself say them.
You may not always believe what you hear other people say but you always believe what you say.
Example of someone that is prone to lie a lot – they eventually will believe their own lies.
Perhaps she spent so much time saying and seeing, that is what prompted her to the doing.
- Act on God’s Word.
Make sure that you have corresponding action that lines up with the Word of God.
James 2:17 (NIV) In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
James 2:17 (AMP) So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
Mark 5:34 (NKJV) And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
“Daughter, your faith has healed you…”
Jesus was anointed with the healing anointing all the time. He said so in Luke 4. If when the anointing is present it will automatically address any need present, then why did not any of those other people that were pressing into Jesus receive from that anointing? Surely there were others present that had physical needs that could have been addressed. No, it took her faith reaching to receive that activated the anointing in Jesus.
It was her faith that received from that anointing that was present to heal.
We use our faith to give action to the power of God.
There is nothing wrong with wanting a touch from the Lord. He will do that sometimes in our moments of weakness or weariness. But there are other times when we are going to have to touch Him with our faith in order to release the anointing to address our need.
Faith is the activator of the anointing that allows it to move in our lives.
John G. Lake said that the anointing is the power of God much like electricity is power in the natural realm.
Electricity has always been present in creation, but it was not until man learned how to work with it that it began to be a blessing to humanity and meet the needs of people.
Electricity is not automatic. There must be a connection to it in order for it to be released and activated in our lives. Faith is the connection that connects us to the anointing of God to address our human needs.
When healing is ministered by a tangible anointing, the power of God is present to heal, but the person has a part to play too. It’s the person’s faith that gives action to the healing power of God that is transmitted to him, say by the laying on of hands.
The same anointing for miracles and healing that was on Jesus in that day, is contained in His Word that we possess.
The anointing and faith in God’s Word both yield the same results – Healing!