The last verse of Mark 6:
as many as touched him were made whole.
We must learn how to touch Him….. “My God shall supply all my needs.”
Whether it’s Healing, Comforting, Providing financial, physical, or spiritual needs, OUR GOD IS ABLE.
The Old Testament is full of testimonies of individuals, who learned how to touch the Lord.
They had a special relationship. One we should covet as our own.
Starting with Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Samuel, David, Solomon….
All individuals, all for a time, walked with and touched the Lord, and the will of God went forth in Power.
In the time of Moses, the people feared to deal with the Lord, personally. They wanted to hear what God wanted, through a Mediator.
When Jesus came, He changed the rules.
Now, all of us are “to come boldly to the throne room of Grace, to receive Mercy and find Grace in our times of need.” (Hebrews 4)
We should learn from the Old Testament, the Word tells us:
2 Chronicles 16:9
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”
We find God stepping in to keep Abimelech, from sinning with Sarah, when Abraham, claimed she was his sister.
“God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.” (Genesis 20)
The integrity of his heart, touched God, and God, kept him from sin.
The Lord is watching us today, Wanting to show Himself strong, for those whose hearts are perfect towards Him.
Any chance your heart is perfect towards Him? What does that mean?
It is interesting, we can fail to do the right thing, yet have a perfect heart. We can also do the right thing, and miss the mark.
1 Kings 15:14
“But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.”
2 Chronicles 25
“Amaziah,did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.”
An interesting read, without a perfect heart, he fell away, and it did not end well for Amaziah.
“Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the Lord they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.“
To have a perfect heart towards God, does not mean we follow Him perfectly. We can miss the mark and still please Him.
We need to seek His face, want Him, desire to obey Him, to love, Worship and praise Him.
In the New Testament, we are told to:
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
We find that all of us, whosoever will, can learn to touch the Lord.
“All who touched Him, were made whole.”
We all can touch Him. We are all called to the Holy Place, the throne room of Grace.
Do not be disappointed when we fall short, not able to stay in His presence .
There are only two, who seemed to Master pleasing God. Enoch and Elijah. Both now in heaven, in bodily form, ready and waiting to return in the fulness of time.
Look to God the Auther and Finisher of our Faith. Be true to Him, He is true to us.