From: joie (Original Message) Sent: 2/6/2005 10:18 PM
And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray. And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, straight-way they knew him, and ran through that whole region round about, and bagan to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Matt. 14:34—And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
36—And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Matt. 9:20–And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
v21—For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
v22—But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
These people had faith. They only touched the ‘hem’ of Jesus’ garment and were made perfectly whole of whatsoever disease they had.
People of God, it is NO different today!! Don’t let anyone make you think it is. That power to heal is just the same today as it was then. Jesus does not change; he has not lost one tiny bit of power. Nor, has he changed his mind about healing those who touch him in faith.
You might say, well he is not here now; so we can not touch his garment. My friend, that is not necessary.
James 5:14—Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
v15—And the prayer of FAITH shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
All you have to do today, is touch him in faith; believe in you heart and doubt not; and you shall have what you ask.
There is no need for doctors, medicine , or the like. All you need is that pure, unwavering faith. If you lack faith, ask of God, and He will give it to you. Seek for faith. These things are very much for God’s people today. It is only that they do not want to seek for the faith. But without faith it is impossible to please God.
All things are possible to those who can believe.
By: Jo Smith