I haven’t written for a few days, not because I didn’t want to, but it was because of a thought I had about if I stopped writing would anybody notice. The answer to that was no. In the few days that I haven’t written, there has been no one who has asked why I wasn’t writing. I began to ask God if maybe I should stop doing my thoughts for today and in my prayer time the answer came. I heard him say, “You are not writing this for you, you are writing this for me.” I understood immediately that what I write comes from my prayers and from what I hear him speak every day.
You see I have my doubts from time to time and my only thought is I just want to reach people. That God I want to see people saved and moved to follow you. I am not sure if what I write is doing that, but I told him that I would write until he tells me to stop.
So with all of that said, let me tell you what I was hearing as I prepared for a message I am going to give on Sunday May 27th. I am speaking about a power touch from God. One of the examples I am using is the man who was born blind and he was sitting at the pool of Siloam. He heard that Jesus was coming, but how did he know that Jesus could or even would heal him. The thoughts that run through my head were those of 1-he could not see so he had never seen any of the miracles that Jesus did, and 2-the only thing he really knew about Jesus was what he had heard others say. So how could he be sure that this man they called Jesus was the Messiah and how could he be sure that he was the great healer?
I set and pondered those questions and began to ask God about them. What I heard him say was, “It was my power that was flowing out of Jesus as he walked.” I began to understand that the blind man had no idea if this was actually Jesus or others teasing him to get his hopes up, until he felt the power coming through the ground with each step that Jesus took. Being blind all of his other senses would be increased to make up the difference and I believe that he could actually feel the power coming from Jesus’ footsteps.
Now for part two of the story. The man asked Jesus to give him is sight. Jesus knelt down picked up some clay and spit into it. He then began to mix it with his finger and then he placed in on the man’s eyes. He then told him to go was in the pool of Siloam. As soon as the man washed his eyes he could see for the very first time.
As for many of us as was the case for me, I always thought that the mud and the pool were significant and that God used them to heal the man. But, again my eyes were opened as I heard him say, “They were done as I had said but it was neither the mud nor the water that healed this man’s eyes, it was my power.” Again I realize that the very instant Jesus touched the man God’s power was transferred into the man and at that very moment he was healed, and the rest was just show for those around the area.
People we have the wrong line of sight as to our healing. We are looking for miraculous things to happen and they will, but we need to be in the power of God. We need to stop looking to someone else to touch us or to pray for us. We need to get into the presence of God and we will be touched by his power. We will hear him say to us “It is not by might but by my power that you will be healed.” God has said that when we pray and ask him for our healing, and we know that he hears us that whatever we ask for in his name we shall have. (1John 5:15)
More than just looking for the healing, we should be listening for what he has to say. When we listen we can say with all confidence, I HEARD HIM SAY. You will hear his voice and he will answer you. He will hear your prayer for healing and he will answer you. God wants to heal you but he also wants you to believe in him for that healing. God says, “It is now time for you to stop putting your faith in others and start believing in me. I am the one who will heal you. I am the one who will give you strength and power. I am the one you need to be seeking out for your answer. Trust in me and I will show you the way declares the Lord. Trust me and I will touch you. Believe in me and I will show you and you will hear what I say.”
God is listening to you and the only thing you need to do is to say yes to him. He is speaking and he is speaking now to all of you. Listen and hear him say.