THE HEALING TOUCH

OPENING PROSE
A couple had a misunderstanding and as a result drove in separate cars to church. When they got to church, they sat down together smiling as people complimented them but all they did was to put up a face so people do not get to know that they are at 'war' with each other. At the end of the service, the husband drove home while the wife waited to attend the women's meeting after the service. The husband was home already, when he checked his phone, his wife had called him thrice. He disregarded calling her back out of malice. The wife drove in some forty minutes later. He saw Usman opening the gate for her as his phone went on ringing. He checked it. It was his wife. She was in her car at the garage already. What is she calling me for? Foolish and stubborn wife! He said and ignored her calls. The call went on for a while. He ignored it as he sat with the TV.Thirty minutes later, she did not come in. Something told him to go and check. Is she still in the car?

 Yes she must be there. He called Usman, Is madam in the car? Few minutes later, Usman rushed in.' Madam dey sleep inside the car o' That was when he woke up and rushed downstairs. Asthma! She was Asthmatic! Could she be having her usual attack? Could she have forgotten her inhaler?He quickly took the inhaler and rushed downstairs. When he got there, she was almost breathless. Usman and husband quickly carried her to the back seat and off, he sped like a bat out of hell, to a clinic nearby. Madam was confirmed dead! If he had picked her call early enough, probably she could have been saved. When you leave domestic disagreement to fester for too long, it leads to greater evil. The Husband is weeping mad, blaming himself...i killed my wife! Only God knows how many wives, husbands, children have died such a needless death. Couples must cultivate love for one another. No matter how angry you are with your spouse please don't allow any disagreement to go on for long without settling your differences. It is senseless to lose a Spouse this way. May God keep us all and bless our marriages .

THE HEALING TOUCH 
Now , when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.(Matthew 8:14-15). 

In the ministry of Jesus, He employed different methods to bring healing to people.
1. He touched the sick
2. He gave the sick instructions to follow
3. He responded to the faith of those who trusted in Him
4. He acted in mercy to heal

In this instance, Jesus used what is known as the 'laying on of hands.' He reached out with His hand and touched the hand of Peter's mother-in-law to heal her from a feverish condition. When we are yielded to the Lord, He uses our hands as extensions of His hands to touch a hurting world. Our hands can bring healing and blessings on many levels.

#Physical healing:-
The sick get healed when hands are laid with the prayer of faith. Healing virtue is then transmitted to drive away all manner of diseases. That is one of the commands that Jesus gave to us before He ascended to heaven. He encouraged us to lay hands on the sick and promised healing.

#Emotional healing:-
The warm and loving embrace of a parent brings comfort and a sense of belonging to a child. Especially when the parent silently whispers a prayer for their children anytime they embrace them. That warm embrace provides solace for the child in the midst of a cruel and dangerous world. The Lord has no hand in this world but your hand. Let your hand be the extension of Jesus' hand to bring healing and comfort to those around you.
Prayer: Lord, use my hands as extensions of Your hands to bring healing and comfort to those in pain.

Scriptural Reading: Matthew 8:14-17
14     Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. 

15     So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. 

Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset 

16     When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, 

17     that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.” (NKJV)

Full meaning of FEBRUARY 
#F - follow peace with all men and holiness..." Heb 12;14

#E - Examine yourself daily  2 Cor 13;5; Lam 3;40

#B- Be ye an example of believers - 1 Tim 4:12

#R-  Righteousness is right; Job: 27:6

#U - Unchangeable God is your God - Heb 13;8

#A - Associate with men / women of like precious faith 11 Cor 6;14-18    Eph 5;2

#R  -Reverence God in your heart -Heb 12; 28 

# Y-  Yield not to temptation - Matt 26;41, 1Cor 10; 13

”Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them." Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. You can not help a man who does not believe he has a problem. Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes.

Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.” “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it because you are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine. Don't let others tell you what you can't do. Don't allow the limitations of others limit your vision. You're created in His image and can do all things.(Philippians 4:13) The Lord empowers!

Exprience the healing touch today.

Have a blissful month !🙂 

           

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