Mk.5:29.30 – As soon as her hand touched him, her bleeding immediately stopped! She knew it, for she could feel her body instantly being healed of her disease!
Jesus knew at once that someone had touched him, for he felt the power that always surged around him had passed through him for someone to be healed. He turned and spoke to the crowd, saying, “Who touched my clothes?”
Without an understanding of the anointing this story sounds like pure superstition. As a matter of fact, many commentaries (especially modern ones) actually say that. The only way to comprehend the anointing and how it is transferred is from experiencing it yourself. Actually, the woman in the story believed in the power of the anointing because of all the other people who had been healed by the touch of the Lord’s hand. She had heard of lepers who had been cleansed, blind men who had received their sight, paralyzed who had received strength to walk again; there was even a dead person or two who had even healed. She felt that if she could just touch Jesus she too would be raised up. Here are some thoughts about this anointing from the Passion Notes from today’s verse.
“This is a literal reading of a unique phrase in Greek construction. It could be translated “the power that keeps going out of him went out from him.” There was a glorious power that kept going out around Jesus Christ, drawing others to him and healing those he touched, and in this case, healing a woman who touched him in faith. Jesus knew that the power of God was always emanating around him, yet it had flowed through him to someone in the crowd. This same miracle was repeated with Peter in Acts 5:15.”
Jesus was called the Christ, the anointed one. From the time He was baptized in the Jordan River that power was surging through Him. Everywhere He went He healed the sick, performed miracles, and drove out demons by the power of the anointing. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father’s throne. His heavenly anointing is flowing out from Him all over the world. He is baptizing everyone who is thirsty in the Holy Spirit. Today, this anointing is available for you and for me. We can also receive His miracle power to bring healing to us and even work through us to touch the hurting people of this world. This power is constantly surging out from Him, reach out and touch Him by faith and you too will be made whole.