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.
[Part 2 of 3] The Slave-Savior was God incarnated to be a man (John 1:1, 14). His garments signify His perfect behavior in His humanity, His human virtuous perfection. To touch His garments was actually to touch the Lord Himself in His humanity, in whom God was embodied (Col. 2:9). By such a touch His divine power was transfused into the touching one through the perfection of His humanity and became her healing. God, who dwells in unapproachable light, became touchable in Him through His humanity for her salvation and enjoyment. This was the service of the Slave-Savior as the Slave of God to the sick sinner. What does this woman's disease signify? Her disease signifies the leaking out of life. The flow of blood signifies the leaking out of the life essence. From the time of man's fall, every descendant of Adam has been sick in this way. As fallen sinners, we all are plagued by the leaking out of our life essence. Because of this plague, every descendant of Adam, every fallen sinner, is dying day by day. As soon as a human being is born, he begins to die. What does it mean to die? To die is to experience the leaking out of the essence of life. If you consider today's society, you will realize that with every sinful person there is the illness of the leaking out of the life essence. [Continued tomorrow] (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. 157. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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