The Tangibility of the Power of God
My And the whole multitude sought to touch him [Jesus]: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. — LUKE 6:19
There is a parallel between electricity in the natural realm and the anointing, or power of God, in the spiritual realm. There are spiritual laws that govern the power of God, just as there are natural laws that govern the operation of electricity. The Lord Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul revealed and applied the laws of the Spirit of God and the power of God.
The power of God is a tangible substance. It is a heavenly materiality. The word “tangible” means capable of being touched and perceptible to the touch. It has to be tangible, because Jesus knew immediately when that power went out of him into the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:30). If it weren’t tangible, how would He have known? Not only was He aware of the outflow, the woman with the issue of blood was aware of the reception (vv. 29, 33).
The healing power of God is a tangible substance. It is a heavenly materiality. It is capable of being stored in a material such as a handkerchief, as demonstrated by the handkerchiefs of Paul and the garments of Jesus. For example, the woman with the issue of blood did not touch Jesus’ person; she touched His garment. She touched His clothes.
The power of God can be transmitted from handkerchiefs to a person. We see in the Bible that its action on the sick was so powerful that diseases left. The demonized also were delivered. Both the physically sick and the insane were healed by this method.
Confession: The power of God is just the same today as it was in the ministry of Jesus. And I receive that power and benefit from it the same way people received it under Jesus’ ministry—by faith.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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