“So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.” 2 Kings 5:14
Many times in the Scripture, before the sick were healed, they were instructed to do something as an act of faith. For example, Jesus told the man with the withered hand to stretch it. When he did, his hand was immediately healed (Marks 3:5). Peter and John told the crippled man to, “Rise and walk,” even lifting him up by the hand. As soon as he was lifted up, his feet and legs received strength (Acts 3:7). I’m sure that you remember how the woman with the issue of blood wasn’t healed until she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment (Mark 5:25-34).
In all of these instances, an ACTION preceded their miracle! Oral Roberts called this action a point of contact. He said, “A point of contact is something you do and when you do it, you release your faith to God and expect to receive your miracle.” You see, God’s healing power is always available, however we must make a connection to that power in order for it to work in us.
Let me illustrate it by using electricity as an example. The power of electricity has always been on the earth and available to mankind. It was there even in the days of Moses. Think about it, Moses could have had air-conditioning! However, Moses did not know how to make contact with the power of electricity, therefore he could not enjoy the benefits of this wonderful power.
Today, we take for granted the wonderful power of electricity. When you walk into a room, the first thing that you do is flip the switch on the wall and the lights go on. That light switch is the point of contact between you and the power of electricity. Unless you flip the switch, the power that is always there will not flow into your room and give you light.
Our faith is the conduit between God’s power and us. It is our faith that enables us to receive the benefits of God’s power. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by GRACE (God’s power) you have been saved THROUGH FAITH.” Do you see it? God’s saving power flowed into your life through your faith.
Salvation has been made available to the whole world. However, it is not until a man or woman makes contact with God’s saving power by their faith that they can enjoy the benefits of salvation. God’s healing power works the very same way. God’s healing power is available to you and me today because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Sadly, many do not know how to release their faith in order to make contact with God’s healing power.
James 2:26 says, “Faith without works is dead.” In other words, you must put action to your faith. We could say it this way, “Faith without action is useless.” It is one thing to believe that it is God’s will for you to be healed, but it is another thing to act on your faith. It is the action of faith, just like Naaman dipping in the Jordan river seven times, that causes you to connect with God’s healing power.
In my healing services, I always encourage the sick to move the part of the body that is sick or in pain by doing something that they could not do before. I do this to help them release their faith to God. Today, I encourage you to find a point of contact that will help you release your faith for healing.
Confession: Thank you Lord for your healing power that is working in my body right now. I release my faith to you by acting according to your word.