Summary: We consider five areas we need to submit to the Master’s touch: Spiritual, behavorial, relational, emotional, and physical.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHO TOUCHED ME?
FIVE LEVELS TO BRING TO GOD FOR WHOLENESS!
BE MADE WHOLE
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. LET US LOOK AT THE TRIUNE PART OF LIFE.
A. We serve a triune God, God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit.
B. ASK THE QUESTION: WE ARE A TRIUNE BEINGS,
ASK PEOPLE WHAT IS OUR TRIUNE BEING AND 95% OF PEOPLE
WILL SAY: BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT.
Stating body, soul and spirit is not a proper Biblical order.
C. WHOLENESS COMES AS SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY.
Yet, we establish a wrong priority system to wholeness when we list the body as the important part.
God sees the SPIRIT man as the most important.
D. We are a triune being, spirit, soul and body.
I Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
E. THERE IS A GREAT LESSON OF THE WHOLENESS AND PRIORITIES.
We grow pleasure pleasing sensual churches that often are shallow in the deeper things of God.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which can kill your body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body.
II. AT JESUS’ FEET THERE IS A WHOLENESS THAT CAN’T BE FOUND IN A CLASSROOM.
BE MADE WHOLE, SEEMS 9 PEOPLE WERE SO WRAPPED UP IN THEIR RELIGIOUS DUTIES THAT THEY MISSED A PRIORITY?
Luke 17: 12 And as Jesus entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14 And when Jesus saw them, He said unto them,
Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, TURNED BACK, and with a loud voice glorified God.
16 And fell down on his face at His feet, Giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
A. SEEMS THIS HEALING WAS A PROGRESSIVE ACTION, THEY LEFT WITH LEPEROUSY, AND HEALING CAME AT SOME POINT IN THE JOURNEY.
B. THE MAN WITHOUT RELIGIOUS TRAINING DID THE RIGHT THING AND RETURNED PRAISING AND GLORIFYING JESUS.
C. THE NINE SEEMED TO BE SO INTENT ON THE CEREMONY THAT THEY MISSED THE PRESENCE OF THE SON OF GOD.
D. ONE THANKFUL MAN RECEIVED THE WHOLENESS THAT THE OTHERS MISSED.
III. TEN WERE HEALED, BUT ONLY ONE WAS MADE WHOLE.
I THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH JESUS AND BE CHARMED BUT NOT CHANGED.
A. IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A DECISION AND HAVE NO CONVERSION?
B. CAN WE COME TO JESUS WITH A GOOD DEDICATION YET HAVE NO COMMITMENT?
C. IS IT POSSIBLE TO KNOW JESUS AND YET NOT KNOW THE
IMPORTANCE OF HIS PRESENCE?
D. WITHOUT THIS SEPERATION WE TEND TO FIND DEPRESSION,
DISCOURAGEMENT, AND THE LOSE OF JOY IN THE CHURCH.
E. WE ARE HEALED BUT NOT WHOLE?
IV. IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A GREAT PERSON OF VISION AND DREAMS AND NEVER TAKE THE STEP TO WHOLENESS AND MOVE IN ACTION?
A. A DREAMER WITHOUT ACTION IS LIKE A CLOUD WITH NO RAIN?
***Free of wounds or injury ***To recover from harm
***Free of defect ***Mentally or emotionally sound
***Nothing has been omitted or ignored
***Parts acting in unity and harmony
V. WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHO TOUCHED ME? WHAT?
A. MANY PEOPLE TOUCHED JESUS THAT DAY, BUT ONE WOMAN TOUCHED JESUS?
B. I can not tell you the difference between touching Jesus, and touching Jesus --- but there is a great difference.
C. And wholeness can only come to those that touch Jesus with more than a touch.
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thy WHOLE. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
D. THERE WERE MANY GREAT MEN OF GOD AROUND THAT DID NOT UNDERSTAND THIS QUESTION: WHO TOUCHED ME?
E. WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHO TOUCHED ME?
THOUSANDS TOUCHED JESUS WITHOUT BEING MADE WHOLE?
F. WILL YOU TOUCH JESUS? OR WILL YOU TOUCH JESUS?
VI. WE ARE A COMPLEX SOCIETY AND A VERY COMPLEX CHURCH.
WE DESIRE TO BE ACCEPTED AND CROWD PLEASING!
A. Many people want to come to Jesus by their own standards and expectations.