Luke 8:43-48 A woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you." But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me." Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and…told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
I want you to notice three important things in this story:
1. She did something she’d never done before.
She decided to try Jesus. That's always a wise move! Faith means stepping into the unknown and the untried, finding God’s grace at work in unexpected ways. Deciding to trust God irrespective of the circumstances.
2. She recognized her moment.
She knew that Jesus was visiting her town and might not come back. There are God-moments in life when you’ve got to overcome your fear and move out in faith. If you don’t, you’ll miss them. Sometimes you just need to make the move and not be moved by what others might think.
3. She opened the door for others.
Up until this time no one in Scripture had been healed by touching Jesus’ garment. So her act of faith opened the door for others.
Matt 14:35-36 People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.
God is looking for people who are willing to break with their traditions and to get away from religion. When He finds them, He uses them to open doors and new dimensions of His power, so that others too might be blessed and made whole.
Dr. Norman Campbell
FAMILY FAITH CENTRE
We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. I have an exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's exciting what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!
We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them also.
SPECIAL NOTICE: First Thursday Faith Connection continues on Thursday May 3, 2018 from 7.30 - 9.00pm. Please pray about these new monthly meetings, they will continue on the FIRST Thursday of each month through the rest of the year. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! There will be BRIGHT SINGING and also I will bring A STRONG WORD ABOUT HEALTH AND HEALING that as a Christian you have the RIGHT TO BE HEALED. There will be opportunity for prayer for needs and testimonies to praise God. There are already a number of testimonies from last month.