The Living Word

Mark wrote by The Holy Spirit in chapter 5:

21 After Jesus returned from across the lake, a huge crowd of people quickly gathered around Him on the shoreline. 22 Just then, a man saw that it was Jesus, so he pushed through the crowd and threw himself down at His feet. His name was Jairus, a Jewish official who was in charge of the synagogue. 23 He pleaded with Jesus, saying over and over, “Please come with me! My little daughter is at the point of death, and she’s only twelve years old! Come and lay Your hands on her and heal her and she will live!”

24 Jesus went with him, and the huge crowd followed, pressing in on Him from all sides.

25 Now, in the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered horribly from continual bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had endured a great deal under the care of various doctors, yet in spite of spending all she had on their treatments, she was not getting better, but worse.

The world wants us to put our trust and money with the healthcare system and pharmaceutical companies.  At best they can effectively treat the symptoms but do not produce a cure.  Our immune systems are designed to heal our bodies when given the chance.  Moreover, we must search out the root cause of our sickness or disease to see what is preventing us from living in Divine health.

Was Jesus ever sick?  No!  Why?  Healing power flowed through Him and that same healing power is meant to flow through us as well for we too are Sons and Daughters of THE MOST HIGH.  Sickness cannot survive when the healing power has arrived.

27 When she heard about Jesus’ healing power, she pushed through the crowd and came up from behind Him and touched His prayer shawl. 28 For she kept saying to herself, “If only I could touch His clothes, I know I will be healed.” 29 As soon as her hand touched Him, her bleeding immediately stopped! She knew it, for she could feel her body instantly being healed of her disease!

30 Jesus knew at once that someone had touched Him, for He felt the power that always surged around Him had passed through Him for someone to be healed. He turned and spoke to the crowd, saying, “Who touched My clothes?”

31 His disciples answered, “What do You mean, who touched You? Look at this huge crowd—they’re all pressing up against You.” 32 But Jesus’ eyes swept across the crowd, looking for the one who had touched Him for healing.

33 When the woman who experienced this miracle realized what had happened to her, she came before Him, trembling with fear, and threw herself down at His feet, saying, “I was the one who touched You.” And she told Him her story of what had just happened.

34 Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter, because you dared to believe, your faith has healed you. Go with peace in your heart, and be free from your suffering!”

Her faith healed her because she had no unbelief about the healing power flowing through Jesus.  She tapped into the Spiritual and brought It into the physical.

There was a glorious power that kept going out around Jesus Christ, drawing others to Him and healing those He touched, and in this case, healing a woman who touched Him in faith. Jesus knew that the power of God was always emanating around Him, yet it had flowed through Him to someone in the crowd.

Jesus already knew the answer to His question. He wanted the woman to come forward and acknowledge her healing. There were crowds around Jesus, the Living Word. Many today crowd around the written Word. But only those who “touch” the Scriptures in faith receive its promises, just like the sick woman who received her healing.

We must not allow ourselves to get into a rut of “crowding around the written Word”.  Each morning, I ask The Holy Spirit what to focus on in The Living Word and He directs me to the passage or passages which end up in these writings.  None of these writings are by happenstance.  The Holy Spirit is constantly directing us to the Living Word, not just the written Word.  We must understand FATHER’S Divine Intent for what THE SPIRIT is saying today.

35 And before He had finished speaking, people arrived from Jairus’ house and pushed through the crowd to give Jairus the news: “There’s no need to trouble the Master any longer—your daughter has died.” 36 But Jesus refused to listen to what they were told and said to the Jewish official, “Don’t yield to fear. All you need to do is to keep on believing.” 37 So they left for his home, but Jesus didn’t allow anyone to go with them except Peter and the two brothers, Jacob and John.

38 When they arrived at the home of the synagogue ruler, they encountered a noisy uproar among the people, for they were all weeping and wailing. 39 Upon entering the home, Jesus said to them, “Why all this grief and weeping? Don’t you know the girl is not dead but merely asleep?” 40 Then everyone began to ridicule and make fun of Him. But He threw them all outside.

Then He took the child’s father and mother and His three disciples and went into the room where the girl was lying. 41 He tenderly clasped the child’s hand in His and said to her in Aramaic, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, wake up from the sleep of death.” 42 Instantly the twelve-year-old girl sat up, stood to her feet, and started walking around the room! Everyone was overcome with astonishment in seeing this miracle!

Yes, the child’s body was dead but her spirit wasn’t and she could hear the Words of Jesus.  Jesus made it quite clear that our lives don’t end because of physical death and we are meant to hear His Words to us no matter what state we are in.

FATHER’S healing power has not subsided and it is up to us to bring forth that healing power in and through us.  It is our responsibility to build our faith into “great faith” and walk in that power and authority.  If you are simply and passively hanging out waiting for FATHER to do something on your behalf, you are missing out.

If people are making fun of you, ridiculing you, or distracting you… do as Jesus did, “throw them out”.  How do you build up your faith to “great” faith?  Jude wrote by THE SPIRIT:

20 But you, my delightfully loved friends, constantly and progressively build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith by praying every moment in the Holy Spirit. 21 Fasten your hearts to the Love of God and receive the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gives us eternal life.

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