In the ‘Power of Touching’, I recognized how wonderful it is to be touched by God, and how much better it was to learn to touch Him.
We should learn to touch the elderly, the homeless, the abused, the human touch is almost as important as the touch from the Lord.
It comforts, it conveys that we care and are there for them. I wish I had hugged and touch my folks more than I did, and I am glad we touch and hug our daughter.
Jesus healed by touch, the leper, (Matthew 8:3), Peters mother, (Matthew 8:15), the blind, (Matthew 9:29; 20:34).
At the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John fell down in fear at the appearance of Moses, Elijah, and the shining Glory of Jesus, He touched them and said, ‘Fear Not’. (Matthew 17:7)
It is also interesting that Jesus implied that having knowledge is touching. (Matthew 22:31). Not knowing the scriptures and denying the Power of God. (Matthew 22:29)
We must have the Faith to Believe to be granted a touch from God. In Jesus’s home town, He could do no mighty miracles, because of their unbelief. (Matthew 15:38)
In Matthew once again is the story of the woman with the issue of blood. She had spent all she had on the doctors of her day. (Many of us, are poor because of health care).
She reasoned in herself that if she could touch His garment, she would be healed. (Matthew 9:20-21). She had to work her way in between the crowd that surrounded Him to finally reach and touch Him.
Today if we desire to touch Him, we must work our way through all the requests that are constantly heard by God.
We must learn to Worship, Praise, humble ourselves, Ask according to His will, not for our desires. (James 4:3). It might entail fasting as well as prayer.
We should pray for BIG THINGS, THINGS THAT ONLY GOD CAN DO. Not just for finances we need, but also for the ability to help others financially.
Not just a lessoning of pain for ourselves and others, but for the complete healing, for the peace and joy of the Holy Ghost.
Our prayers that Jesus would be lifted up, and all men, would be saved.
We should learn to touch Him. As many who touch Him will be made whole. (Matthew 14:36)
The Lord also has promised, if two of us can but agree here on earth as touching anything we ask, it shall be done by the Father. (Matthew 18:19)
What does it mean to touch anything? Simply to agree with each other, and more importantly, agreeing with the Word of God.
That is what guarantees an answer from the Lord. We must know His Will and Desire and agree with IT in prayer.
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We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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