YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL
Good Morning My Friends,
Do you know anyone in chronic pain? Or are you yourself suffering in your body on a constant basis? I have met people especially in the last few yrs, being in the ministry, that live with constant pain in their body. I knew they were really dealing with something, but until I experienced constant pain day in and day out, I really wasn’t aware of the toll it takes on every part of your life. It makes even the simplest of daily things hard to accomplish, which begins to wear on your joy and excitement for living….It makes everything harder as you take this constant pain with you wherever you go…. And then if you take medicine to relieve the pain, many times you can’t function and do those things you need to do, even if the pain is masked for a little while….
Well my friend there are a couple examples in the bible, lets take a look.
Mar 5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
Mar 5:26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
If we think of her situation you can probably think of someone in your life, or even yourself that has been struggling with a disease or pain for many years and has been in and out of the doctors offices, tried many types of medication, spent much money and YET was no better, or even grew worse…..
Mar 5:27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
Mar 5:28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
She dealt with this issue for 12 years and believe me it affected every area of her life. She was not allowed out in public, she could have been stoned, but I believe in her heart she never gave up. I believe her heart was always seeking the answer to her problem. When she heard about Jesus…..Hearing does something to her….
Rom_10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
When this woman HEARD about Jesus, when she heard the WORD….
Joh_1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
This woman’s life began to change the moment she heard the word of God..when she heard the word…. FAITH CAME. My friends this is the first and most crucial step to being made well. You have to have faith in the word of God and that faith only comes by hearing the word of God. We need to consistently put ourselves in the position of hearing the word of God, those scriptures that deal with healing. The healing scriptures need to be what we feed on until we receive our total healing. Healing is the children’s bread, its there for us, but how do we partake. The key is in FAITH and the key to FAITH is HEARING THE WORD.
Mar 5:29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
Mar 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
Mar 5:31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'”
Mar 5:32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
Mar 5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
Mar 5:34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
Jesus told this woman that it was her faith that made her well. God is no respecter of persons, so if Faith made her well, can faith make us well also. YES, I believe it can. There’s a couple other things that we need to mention.
After she heard about Jesus and faith started to grow because of hearing the word, she did something with that faith. She started speaking it. She said, if only I may touch his clothes I shall be made well. What are we speaking over ourselves. We need to be speaking the word of God over our lives, mixing it with faith and it will happen!!!! Then after hearing, and speaking she walked into her healing by FAITH….
Heb_4:2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
The word of healing will only profit you when you mix it with faith. And how do you increase your faith? You increase hearing Gods word over your situation.
God bless you as you get into His word and stay there and allow FAITH to rise up and make you well.
Pastor Carol Mora