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There is a specific HEALING Anointing!!!
Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor…” (Luke 4:18).
Acts 10:38 also refers to Jesus’ anointing to heal: “How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.”
How Jesus Ministered Healing
Notice that Jesus ministered healing with an Anointing of Healing power.
We can learn something about that Healing anointing in Mark 5, the story of the woman with the issue of blood.
“25And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26And who had endured much suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse. 27She had heard the reports concerning Jesus, and she came up behind Him in the throng and touched His garment, 28For she kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health. 29And immediately her flow of blood was dried up at the source, and [suddenly] she felt in her body that she was healed of her [distressing] ailment. 30And Jesus, recognizing in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around immediately in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes? 31And the disciples kept saying to Him, You see the crowd pressing hard around You from all sides, and You ask, Who touched Me? 32Still He kept looking around to see her who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had been done for her, though alarmed and frightened and trembling, fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease.”
Power went OUT OF Jesus INTO her – there was a transfer of power.
What caused that power to go out of Him into her? Her faith!!!
He said, “Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health….” (v. 34).
“34And when they had crossed over to the other side, they went ashore at Gennesaret. 35And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent around into all the surrounding country and brought to Him all who were sick 36And begged Him to let them merely touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were perfectly restored.”
Although this does not say that power went out of Jesus, it strongly implies it, because we know what happened in Mark 5.
“17And Jesus came down with them and took His stand on a level spot, with a great crowd of His disciples and a vast throng of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to listen to Him and to be cured of their diseases-- 18Even those who were disturbed and troubled with unclean spirits, and they were being healed [also]. 19And all the multitude were seeking to touch Him, for healing power was all the while going forth from Him and curing them all [saving them from severe illnesses or calamities].”
This power that went out of Jesus not only healed the people of diseases, but the Bible says it healed people with unclean spirits.
It was Healing power.
“11And God did unusual and extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12So that handkerchiefs or towels or aprons which had touched his skin were carried away and put upon the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.”
Here again we see people being healed of diseases and being delivered from evil spirits.
The Bible says in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
We can learn something about this healing power from these Scriptures.
Firstly, we can be Anointed with healing power AS GOD WILLS.
God Anoints some people to heal just like He Anoints others to preach, teach, and stand in various Anointed offices.
The Healing Anointing is the Power of God.
It’s the same Spirit; it’s just a specific Healing Anointing.
Secondly, this power is not only a heavenly materiality; it’s aTANGIBLE substance.
“Tangible” means able to be perceived by touch. This Anointing is Tangible, Clear, definite, real.
It has to be tangible, because Jesus knew the moment it flowed out of Him.
He was aware of an outflow.
It has to be tangible, because the woman with the issue of blood was aware of receiving the power.
There was a transmission of power from one to the other.
That woman did not touch Jesus’ person, for He said, “Who touched my clothes?”
His disciples replied, in v 31 “ …You see the crowd pressing hard around You from all sides, and You ask, Who touched Me?” (Mark 5:31)
There’s no telling how many people touched His clothes.
We read in v27 that the woman had come “in the press behind.”
That means the people were pressing in on every side – pressing up against each other.
Yet this power didn’t flow out to all of them; it only flowed out to this woman!!!!
Thirdly, the healing power is TRANSFERABLE or transmittable:
It will flow from one person to another, mainly by touch, such as by the laying on of hands.
We saw in Luke 6:19 that “And all the multitude were seeking to touch Him, for healing power was all the while going forth from Him and curing them all [saving them from severe illnesses or calamities].
How Healing Power Is ‘Stored’
Another way the healing Anointing is transmitted from one person to another is by the application of a cloth or handkerchief to a sick person’s body.
We need to realize that this healing power is capable of being “stored” in cloth, as it was in Jesus’ garment and in the handkerchiefs of Paul, as we saw in Acts 19:12.
Evidently Jesus’ clothes had absorbed that Anointing, and it flowed out to the woman when she touched His robe.
Evidently that’s what happened with Paul when he laid his hands on those handkerchiefs.
The Anointing he was Anointed with flowed into those cloths and they became “storage batteries,” so to speak, of that Anointing or power.
Then, when the cloths were laid on the sick, the diseases departed from them, and evil spirits went out of them.
But God did it all!!!! God anointed Jesus of Nazareth, and God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul.
Jesus said of His own ministry, “….;but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the (His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).” (John 14:10)
That same power accomplished the same results in Paul’s ministry when those cloths were laid on the sick.
There is a power that is greater than the power of the devil.
There is a power that’s greater than disease and sickness.
It is the Power of God!!!!!
How does this power operate? Jesus is Anointed with it, but how are you going to get that Anointing over to someone else?
The Anointing will manifest in various ways.
John G. Lake, compared it to electricity.
He said, “Electricity is God’s power in the natural realm, but the power of the Holy Spirit is God’s power in the spiritual realm.”
Electricity flows, doesn’t it? So there is a similarity, because this supernatural power also flows!!
After men discovered electricity, they had to learn the rules and laws that governed it.
They finally learned how to get electricity to flow.
They learned that not just anything – not just any metal – will conduct electricity.
Not just any material or substance will conduct God’s power.
The Holy Spirit power flowed out of Jesus into the woman with the issue of blood.
We could use a scriptural terminology and say that the Holy Spirit power flows like water, because Jesus Himself said:
“37Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! 38He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. 39But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor).”
Back then Jesus couldn’t have used the illustration of electricity because it wasn’t known, the people would not have understood. But they did understand and know about water and about water flowing.
A “Transferable” Power
So the Holy Spirit flows like electricity or water. It will flow from one person to another.
Therefore, this Power – this Healing power – is not only a tangible substance and a heavenly materiality;
this power is transmittable or transferable.
It can be transmitted from one person to another, or transferred from one through another.
Evidently Jesus did that when He called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them this Power!!!
“10 AND JESUS summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity.”
The word of God says in John 3:34 that Jesus had the “Spirit without measure”, so when He sent forth the Twelve, He gave them that same Power.
Where did He get this Power?
We saw in Acts 10:38 that: “How God Anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power…”
In Luke 10:19, Jesus authorized and evidently Empowered His disciples to go out and heal and deliver people.
In Acts 1:8 we are promised the exact same Power: “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.”
This Awesome promise was fulfilled in Acts 2, with the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
We have complete access to this Powerful Healing Anointing…
This Anointing is available unto you…This Power is for a purpose! To Save, Heal & Deliver people!