Touched By Faith

As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians,f she could not be healed by anyone. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peterg said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” Luke 8:42-48.

We may want to be touched by God, but He wants to be touched by us. There are many places in the Bible where we are told that someone’s faith healed them, or at least demonstrates that a person’s faith set the miracle in motion. How often are we waiting for God when He is actually waiting for us?

God is always present, and His word has been recorded that we may access His promises. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” (2 Peter 1:3-4).

To experience the power of the next world, you must turn from the powers of this world, and believe in the one who created both worlds. He is always present. We are usually unaware of Him and the unseen world that has power over the seen world. The woman who touched Jesus and was healed was surrounded by people who touched Jesus and received nothing.

My Return to Other Subjects

I’m sure that many people just thought I stopped reading the Bible every day, but that would be incorrect. I went to visit family in New York and had not taken my computer. It was too difficult to post from my phone, so I just took my Bible notes straight to Facebook instead of posting the link to this site.

I had started posting them here in this blog because I thought it would be convenient for someone who wanted use this as a reference, but there is very small demand for my opinion on the psalms or the Book of Ruth. Besides, I am doing this for ME. I need to read, analyze, and post to exercise my spirit and my mind, regardless of who is reading it.

I also did it to keep my mind free of the horrible political nastiness that we had achieved as a nation by this past August. I had no idea it would get as bad as it has since then. I also didn’t know how badly the church would be effected by it. We seem to be getting our marching orders from various activist groups instead of the Bible and the Holy Spirit.

Unfortunately, it is not enough to preach the truth and ignore the errors of our godless nation. You actually must oppose evil. As Paul told Titus, “They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach,” Titus 1:11. Stay tuned.

Babylon the Great

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. Revelation 17:1-6.

There are so many images and symbols in this chapter it is hard to know where to begin. So I tend to stick with big picture issues instead of those things that are beyond me.

Whoever this woman is, we know she represents a worldwide cult of sexual immorality. She rides the great beast that demands to be worshiped as god, but the beast hates her and will eventually destroy her. So, although she serves the beast’s purposes, she is only a tool to use against the church. All this insane sexual “freedom” will not last.

I saw two news stories within a week, in which a group of Muslims in the UK got LGBT education tossed out of their school. Shortly thereafter, I saw that a UK journalist is being prosecuted for a hate crimes because she would not call a transexual by his preferred gender pronoun. The journalist is a Christian, and one with actual moral convictions. She is going down, but the Muslims aren’t, which does look like all this jack-booted sexual fascism is just weaponized sin to use against the church.