Somebody Touched Me
Without even a prayer from Jesus, just a touch …
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Now Jesus knew, there had been a touch, not like the others touching him but this one was a touch …
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
Aha, unlike the others, this one was a touch, with faith!
Dr. Morris Hunter
Elisha and the Widow’s Oil. This story teaches us that if we truly hear God’s directions accurately and obey them He will provide our needs even supernaturally and miraculously if need be.
2Ki 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2Ki 4:2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
2Ki 4:3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
2Ki 4:4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
2Ki 4:5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
2Ki 4:6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
2Ki 4:7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Burnt offerings carried aromas as they were sacrificed.
Those that spread the knowledge of Christ are as an aroma before the very Creator of the sense of smell. Selah
But thanks be to God!
For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ’s victory procession.
God uses us to make the knowledge about Christ spread everywhere like a sweet fragrance.
For we are like a sweet-smelling incense offered by Christ to God, which spreads among those who are being saved and those who are being lost.
For those who are being lost, it is a deadly stench that kills; but for those who are being saved, it is a fragrance that brings life. Who, then, is capable of such a task?
In Ezekiel 33:1, would God still use a “watchman” to share a message with someone?
I would say the concept of the watchman is still true in the sense that those who are called by God as leaders hold a responsibility for speaking the truth faithfully to those God sends them to minister to.
Something to ponder on:
Reflections of the Father-Son in scripture…
Elijah => my God is YHVH
Elisha => simultaneously means “my God (is) salvation” and “El (is) Yeshua“
If you look at the relationship between them… “Passing the mantle/double anointing” the pattern is in front of us…
– John Mark Fuller