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May 2, 2022

Being Healed by a Direct Touch with the Lord (1)

Mark 5:25 And a woman was there, who had a flow of blood for twelve years. 26 She had suffered much under many physicians and had spent everything she had and had not benefitted at all, but rather became worse. 27 When she heard the things concerning Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His garment, 28 For she said, If I touch even His garments, I will be healed. 29 And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she was cured of the affliction. 30 And immediately Jesus, realizing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, Who touched My garments? 31 And His disciples said to Him, You see the crowd pressing upon You and You say, Who touched Me? 32 And He looked around to see her who had done this. 33 But the woman, frightened and trembling, knew what had happened to her, and she came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34 And He said to her, Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be well from your affliction.

[Part 1 of 3]Mark 5:28 and 29 say, "For she said, If I may touch even His garments, I shall be healed. And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she was cured from the plague." The Greek word translated "healed" in verse 28 may also be rendered "made whole." Literally, the word means saved. Sickness is an oppression exercised by the Devil over the sick. Hence, the Slave-Savior's healing was a saving service rendered to the suffering victim, so that she might enjoy relief and release from the evil one's oppression (Acts 10:38). Because a crowd was pressing upon the Slave-Savior, it was difficult for the genuine seekers to touch Him. Nevertheless, this woman found a way to touch Him, and when she did so, she was healed. "And immediately, Jesus realizing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, Who touched My garments?" (v. 30). The Lord had the inner sense that His virtue, His power, had gone out of Him and had been transfused into someone else. This was the reason He asked who it was that had touched His garments. The disciples, being natural and seeing the crowd pressing upon Him, said, "You see the crowd pressing upon You, and You say, Who touched Me?" (v. 31). The pressing crowd received nothing from the Savior, but the woman who touched Him was healed. (c) Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Mark, pp. 156-157. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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