This is a teaching that was posted by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke a couple of days ago on his Facebook Fan Page. I thought it was powerful and worth re-posting. Also, if you are not already one of Evangelist Bonnke’s fans, CLICK HERE and you will be able to subscribe. He regularly posts personal messages and powerful teachings that will be a blessing to you. Enjoy…
Luke 8:43-48 tells the story of the woman who touched Christ’s robe and was healed of an issue of blood.
This woman’s constant hemorrhage was a disaster. It left her anemic, weak, breathless and hardly able to walk about. She was also poor, having spent all she had on physicians. Because she had no money she was no longer able to eat nourishing food to compensate for her loss of strength. Also, she was ceremonially unclean, and because of her illness, everything and everybody she touched would be considered unclean (see Lev. 15:19-30). She had no friends and was unwanted – as much a social outcast as any leper.
Jesus made systematic circuits through the villages, and she knew He would be coming. When He did, she struggled through the crowd and touched the fringe of His robe and was instantly healed. She felt it. So did Jesus. Now comes the point of the story, which was not so much the healing as what happened next.
He asked who touched Him. Well, dozens had. Then the woman came trembling and afraid. Why? Because she had touched Him, and she knew her defilement had defiled Jesus. (Likewise, our defilement of sin defiled Him – He was made sin for us on the Cross (see 2 Cor. 5:21).) All eyes were upon her. The whole crowd was quiet, everybody straining to see who had brought the party to a screeching halt. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was entirely focused on one outcast, a little scrap of unknown humanity. Her loneliness and illness had put all heaven in a rage, and God sent His Son for her alone at this moment. Then came Christ’s verdict. The same One who will one day judge the nations and pronounce His verdict on mighty empires, the Lord and Maker of heaven and earth, paused for a moment and said, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:48)
This same Jesus is now knocking at your door. Anybody sick or in bondage? Seize your opportunity!