“And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’ But Jesus turned around, and when he saw her He said, ‘Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And the woman was made well from that hour.” Matthew 9:20-22
The healing power of God is very real! It is a heavenly substance that can actually be felt and experienced with our 5 physical senses. The scripture refers to God’s power as the anointing. The anointing and God’s power are synonymous with one another; they are the same thing.
In Isaiah 10:27 the Bible tells us that the yoke and burdens placed on us by the enemy will be destroyed by the anointing. In other words, the anointing is the yoke-destroying, burden-removing power of God. All who are sick and learn how to make contact with the anointing will be healed!
The power of the anointing works in the spiritual realm very similarly to the power of electricity in the natural realm. There are rules or laws that govern the flow of each.
Electricity has been available from the time of Adam and Eve until now. Unfortunately for Adam, he did not know the laws that govern electricity, therefore he could not benefit from its power. Just think about it! Adam could have had air conditioning on a hot summers’ day if he would have known how to harness the power of electricity!
In the very same way, the anointing is available for all believers, but sadly most Christians do not know how to make contact with this awesome power. Every believer could be healed if they knew how to connect to God’s healing power.
Here in Matthew chapter nine we learn about a woman who had been sick for twelve long years. Mark’s gospel tells us that she had spent all her money going to doctors, but was not any better. No doubt she had prayed for years asking God to heal her. Yet here she was, still sick. Why? Because this woman had not yet made contact with God’s healing anointing. God’s healing answer is His healing power! After this woman made contact with the healing power of God she was completely healed! By following this woman’s example we can learn how to make contact to God’s healing anointing.
The first key to making contact with God’s healing power is to find someone whom God has especially anointed with a tangible healing anointing. Acts 10:38 tells us that Jesus was anointed with a healing anointing. It was through this power, not His own, that He healed the sick while in His earthly ministry. According to 1 Corinthians 12:28 God still anoints SOME with a healing anointing. So find one of God’s anointed servants and get into close proximity to them.
Always remember, the power of God that sets the captives free never flows directly from God to the captives. It always flows from God to one of His servants and then through His anointed servant to the captive. God heals the sick today THROUGH His body, the church.
The second key to making contact with God’s healing power is called the law of contact and transmission. In other words, you need to make contact with the earthly vessel whom God has anointed and, when done in faith, God’s power will be released to flow into you.
The most common method for transmitting God’s healing power to the sick is through the laying on of hands. However, this is not the ONLY method that can be used. Here in Matthew chapter nine we learn that God’s power was transferred through Jesus’ clothes. In Acts 19:11-12 the Bible tells us that the anointing was transferred through the Apostle Paul’s handkerchiefs. But in Acts 5:15-16 we learn that God’s power was transferred without physical touch, through Peter’s shadow. We must never put God in a box regarding which method He wants to use.
The third key to making contact with God’s healing power is your confession of faith. Matthew 9:21 says, “For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’ The first two keys will not work without faith. We must remember, there were many people touching Jesus that day, but the power of God did not flow out of Him and heal any of them. Why? Because this woman was the only one who touched Him in faith.
You see, the laying on of hands is not a magic formula. You can have hands laid upon you by all the leading healing evangelists in the world and still not receive your healing. The power of God only flows when you activate your faith. The best way to release your faith is with the confession of your mouth. Before someone lays their hands upon you for your healing be sure to confess that, “I WILL BE MADE WELL!”
Confession: When I make contact with the healing anointing I will be healed!