Encountering His Virtue
August 19, 2018 Series: Virtrue
Luke 8:40-48 (TPT) When Jesus returned to Galilee, the crowds were overjoyed, for they had been waiting for him to arrive. Just then, a man named Jairus, the leader of the local Jewish congregation, fell before Jesus’ feet. He desperately begged him to come and heal his twelve-year-old daughter, his only child, because she was at the point of death. Jesus started to go with him to his home to see her, but a large crowd surrounded him.In the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered greatly for twelve years from salow bleeding. Even though she had spent all that she had on healers, she was still suffering. Pressing in through the crowd, she came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel of his prayer shawl. Instantly her bleeding stopped and she was healed. Jesus suddenly stopped and said to his disciples, “Someone touched me. Who is it?” While they all denied it, Peter pointed out, “Master, everyone is touching you, trying to get close to you. The crowds are so thick we can’t walk through all these people without being jostled.” Jesus replied, “Yes, but I felt power surge through me. Someone touched me to be healed, and they received their healing.” When the woman realized she couldn’t hide any longer, she came and fell trembling at Jesus’ feet. Before the entire crowd she declared, “I was desperate to touch you, Jesus, for I knew if I could just touch even the fringe of your robe I would be healed.” Jesus responded, “Beloved daughter, your faith in me has released your healing. You may go with my peace.”
She had issues upon issues….
1- Physical Issues
2- Financial issues
3-Mental & emotional
She had issue upon issue but encountered grace upon grace.
How do I encounter the virtue of Jesus?
1-Take the risk
“She wasn’t focused on where she was at, she was focussed on who she was going to!”
James 4:8 (NIV) Come near to God and he will come near to you.
“We don’t touch Jesus with our hands…We touch Jesus with our faith"
“Faith alone attracts and receives the energetic influence of God at all times.”-Adam Clarke's Commentary
3- Come clean
“You may have been asking God to reveal Himself to you, however, He may be asking you to reveal yourself to Him.”
This is what we get…
“Beloved daughter, (IDENTITY) your faith in me has released your healing. (WHOLENESS) You may go with my peace. (His PEACE)
2 Corinthians 5:15-17 (NLT) He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”