INITIATIVES THAT TRIGGERS THE RIGHT TOUCH

As I write this book, I remembered this popular saying “Knowledge is Power”. Being true as it may, I submit to say that power without real and effective manifestation is a fantasy; useless and useful for nothing.

For power to be useful or directly benefits any man, such power must be engaged and put to action. A power that is not put to work is as dead as a fire burner that is not ignited.

For instance, looking outside your window, you will see cables and poles that connect your house to the National Power grid or source of electricity. That suggests that there is an inflow of electric power into your house; if you CONNECT to it PROPERLY, but this connection alone cannot by itself light up the bulbs in your house, power your electronic gadgets, and turn on your electrical appliances. No, it won’t! You MUST ENGAGE THE POWER by taking decisive steps, such as: plugging the appliances to power through a socket, turning on the switches, and taking other required actions to get them working for you according to their use.

Let us now consider important initiatives required to making the right touch for your healing, breakthrough, and miracles.

The Gospel according to Matthew and Mark tell their story uniquely about this Sick-Labeled woman, let’s look at two Key insights from their version of the story.

“…And who had endured much suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse.

She had heard the reports concerning Jesus, and she came up behind Him in the throng and touched His garment”

Mark 5:26 – 27AMP

From the above rendition according to the Gospel of Mark, we will draw up the first active initiative you will need to take towards making the right touch for your healing, blessing, and miracle:

INITIATIVE 1: – Make a PROPER CONNECTION.

The first primary step this woman took was to establish a proper connection for her miracle. “She had heard the reports concerning Jesus”, she heard about Jesus the Savior.

She was attentive in inquiring who Jesus is and what he has come to do for people like her. She heard that Jesus had said “… With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. “Mark 10:27. She understood that “… Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” Mathew_28:18.

She heard about how Jesus can deal with every cause of her sickness; which includes SIN, how the flow of Jesus Blood on the cross had atoned for her, and sufficient alone for her liberation.

This woman heard so much about Jesus, and so established a proper connection in her heart; building up her Faith in Christ Jesus and his words.

“…So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”            Rom 10:17

Dear Friend, have you heard about Jesus? Do you bother at all to consider for yourself the truth God has laid out and revealed in the Bible? Or you depend on people alone, and what the preacher or pastor says it says?

YOU NEED TO KNOW JESUS PERSONALLY and not depend on people’s description of Him alone.

Pick up your bible today, pray that God by His Holy Spirit will open your eyes of understanding and reveal Christ to you in all fullness, truth, and power.

Jesus Christ is the only key to your freedom and miracles. He came to seek, and give you fullness of life in abundance. Not for this life only, but also for an endless life with him in glory. He owns the power to heal and to deliver you from all your afflictions and troubles. Everything has been subjected to him and his name is above every name. For it is written:

“Therefore, God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 2:9 – 11

Jesus Christ came because of you. He is calling you to come. Hear what he says to you:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out …? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.”

Mathew 11:28

INITIATIVE 2: – Follow AFTER Jesus Out-Rightly.

It is interesting to notice that, this woman did not just stop at hearing about Jesus; she went further in following Jesus.

“…and she came up behind Him in the crowd…” Mark 5:27

After she heard about Jesus, she made up her mind and resolved to follow him out-rightly.

The word of God says, she came up behind him and despised the crowd. Who are this crowd, and what are they in your life? We will talk about them later on. Friend you must make up your mind to follow Jesus out-rightly.

What I am saying in essence is this: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN genuinely; you must receive Christ as your Lord and savior.

You must be willing to yield your life to him absolutely and be ready to give up your ways to follow him truthfully. This will establish your connection with God once and for all. Then, beyond just obtaining healing and miracles from him, he will freely flow to you, and through you his boundless blessings to other people.

“Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father, and the God from whom all help comes!

He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.” (2Cor 1:3-4 GNB)

Understand this!

The reason God will help you is not just because of your comfort alone, it is also for the comfort of people whom God will send to you. His ultimate purpose is to make your experience a channel of blessing to many; you are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that you have received from God.

Listen to this clearly; your salvation and reconciliation to God is far more important than the healing and breakthrough you might so desire.

“If our hope in Christ is only for this life here on earth, then people should feel more sorry for us than for anyone else.”1Cor 15:19. ERV

Yes! Your salvation and hope in Christ far out-ways whatever blessing or deliverance you so desire and after which you seek.  This earth is passing away with every being in it, and all things in it will go up in flames of fire in no distant days ahead. “For our God is a consuming fire.” Heb_12:29.

God himself has predetermined it so.  This will be so, so that God can restore order to creation and destroy evil and wickedness from the earth with all that practice sin and enjoy them.

Everyone that practice evil and sin is an enemy of God and Satan’s workman. The wrath of God is coming upon such person in fury and with great anger.

“You will have to drink the wine that God gives to everyone who makes him angry. You will feel his mighty anger, and you will be tortured with fire and burning sulfur, while the holy angels and the Lamb look on.“ Rev 14:10

The truth is that God’s love has FREELY provisioned you for salvation and redemption; He has not purposed anyone for destruction except Satan and his fallen angels.

He has opened a door of escape for you so that you can be liberated from corruption, sin, and death. He has furnished for you a habitation of Glory, an abode of Splendor, and a lifetime of Eternity.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16

Perhaps you were once connected and your connection is cut off for one reason or the other. Do not lose heart. With him all things are possible. He is calling you back right now in his love.

He says this to you:

“Who is there to condemn [YOU]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for YOU?

Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,

Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:34 -39 AMP

Also, He says:

“If YOU [freely] admit that YOU have sinned and confess your sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive your sins [dismiss your lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse YOU from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]. “

1Jn 1:9 {paraphrased}

I charge you today, accept the love of God, and let nothing hinder you from following him truthfully and wholeheartedly. Satan’s intention is to mislead and deceive as many as he could, so as to take them together with him as partaker of God’s wrath and judgment.

But God has made your deliverance possible by grace through faith in Christ Jesus.

 

Just talk to God sincerely and with the conviction you now have, that Jesus should forgive your sins and accept you as his child. Talk to God as a father, and with an assurance of His love for you. Then your proper connection is established.

 

INITIATIVE 3: – Engage your CONNECTION

For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I shall be restored to health…” Mathew 9:21

What we saw this woman did next according to the Gospel of Mathew was that she immediately engaged her connection. “… For she kept saying to herself…” She had been connected to the power grid by believing and accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, yet her healing did not take place immediately afterwards, Jesus himself was waiting for her to get engaged in action.

Anointing flows to a demand, and responds to engagement. When demand is not placed on the anointing, it does not flow. The extent at which the power of God manifests itself in your life, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit finds expression in your situation is the extent at which you place demand on it.

Dear Friend, you MUST engage your connection for your healing and miracle.  Engagement here is no other thing than strong confession of faith about your situation, and the expression of your expectation in the power of him that you have received and believed.

“For she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.” Mathew 9:21 KJV

Who knows how many times she prayed this, until she eventually touched Jesus. But she never stopped.

Sometimes ago, I needed to take hot coffee early one morning. I reached out to the electric kettle, added water and plugged it to power to get hot. It took about 5 minutes to get the water hot for use.   What did I learn? The kettle REMAINED plugged {engaged} to POWER socket for me to have hot water. If I had pulled out the power socket the first 2 minutes, I will never have my coffee hot. So also, you need to engage your connection RESOLUTELY and RESILIENTLY to have your miracle.

For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ for spiritual and physical blessings) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable and connected to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation, deliverance and miracle.

Romans 10:10.[paraphrased]

You can now see from the bible passage above that, as much as you CONNECT to God by believing in Christ, you also need to CONFESS with a heart of faith your salvation, healing, and miracle to see it manifest.

The power of God that flows uninterruptedly will not benefit you, until you plug into it through confession engagement.

Your confession prepares, positions, and moves you into actually touching Christ. Subsequently, I will be talking about many ways you can engage your connection in touching God.

I want you to, as this point begin to speak the word of faith about your situation.

You need to do what this woman did right now; for she kept saying to herself, “if I only touch His garment, I shall be restored…” You shall have whatsoever you say. So, start declaring your expectation right now.

As you do this, continue reading on, as I will be showing you next, how this woman overcame all hindrances and obstacles on her way, and how she eventually touched Jesus for her miracle.

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