Lk.6:19 – TPT – The entire crowd eagerly tried to come near Jesus so they could touch him and be healed, because a tangible supernatural power emanated from him, healing all who came close to him.

Recently in a Sunday morning service a man began to try to get my attention saying he had a testimony. After questioning him he began to share about a serious, life threatening bout with cancer. He had been coming to church for the last several months and had been standing on God’s promise “by His stripes I am healed”. After a few months the doctor said the cancer was diminishing. Recently the doctor said that unexplainably the cancer has totally gone away. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Like the people in today’s scripture passage, get close to Jesus and healing power will effect you. Here are some vey interesting thoughts from Matthew Henry on today’s passage.

“They came to hear him, and he preached to them. It is worth going a long way to hear the word of Christ, and it is worth going out of the way of other business to seek it. They came to be cured by him, and he healed them. Some were troubled in body, and some in mind; some had diseases, some had demons, but both the one and the other were healed, because he has power over illnesses and demons. In fact, it seems that those who had no particular diseases to complain about still found it a great confirmation and renewal to their physical health and strength to share in the virtue (power) that went out of him, because the whole multitude sought to touch him, and they were all, one way or another, better off because of him. He healed them all, and who is there who does not need, in one way or another, to be healed?”

So what kind of weakness, sickness, emotional situation, financial, or family problems are you dealing with? Power is still surging out from Jesus. Get close to Him. Where can you find Him? He always dwells in the midst of His church. He loves to reveal Himself in these amazing ways. If your sick He loves to heal. If you are bound by addictions His power will break every chain. If your family is in chaos He restores broken families. If you are broke He is known as Jehovah Jireh. Just come in a little closer, stay a little longer, miracles are surging out from Him.

1 thought on “HEALING ALL WHO COME CLOSE TO HIM”

  1. I love Matthew Henry’s statement, “They came to hear him, and he preached to them. It is worth going a long way to hear the word of Christ, and it is worth going out of the way of other business to seek it.” We seem so preoccupied running little errands for our flesh, be it entertainment, up keep, treats, which we all categorize WORK. Then we claim at the end of the day, there was just not enough hours in the day. Really?

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