Honest respectful “Touch” is such an important way to bless. Eye contact is also a special way to bless and encourage but touch is powerful. Remember when doctors used to actually touch their patients? Is there anything as reassuring as a hug….a real sincere hug? Oh how many times Jesus touched and healed! What about those babies in huge orphanages who are “touch deprived”? Even untouched puppies and kittens, horses, etc. exhibit defensive behavior. Lack of a loving touch evokes symptoms of emotional starvation–indeed, soul wounding.
Is anyone’s touch powerful? Scriptures says “believers” carry great power. Eph 3:20…”Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work WITHIN us.
What is touching? It is transferring His power that is at work WITHIN us…..
Remember how “inept” the disciples were when they were “with” Jesus walking on this earth…Remember how empowered they were when the Holy Spirit came INTO them? Even Peter’s shadow was a “healing touch”…..
The Holy Spirit was WITHIN the disciples and is WITHIN born again Christians and the Holy Spirit always comes with His power…..always. So, what about touching? Laying on hands and praying for healing? Spirit filled Christians have His power WITHIN themselves and, as Bible teacher, Beth Moore, points out in her series, “Living Beyond Yourself”, “We can DO things we couldn’t; Feel things we didn’t; Know things we wouldn’t” when we have the Spirit within us.
One of the most fascinating things about all this “powerful touching” is that it is supernatural for sure but it is also part of God’s creation. Biology and Physics are no longer understood in just Newtonian terms of “matter is something that takes up space and has weight”. Remember those “atoms” that we learned looked like little “solar systems”? Turns out that Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating each atom having its own specific energy signature as do molecules (assemblies of atoms)..Everything is energy……Matter can be simultaneously defined as solid (particle) and as an immaterial force field (wave). Einstein’s wave/particle theory trumps Newton. E=mass multiplied by the speed of light squared is Einstein’s theory of relativity. So we can be in resonance with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Trinity concept is not so difficult in light of quantum physics. All of Creation is one indivisible, dynamic whole in which energy and matter are so deeply entangled it is impossible to consider them as independent elements. (Excerpted from the book, “The Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton, PhD.
So, God WITHIN us is both supernatural and natural….God IS love. Love is not something God DOES….God IS love. Love heals! Basically, we “leak God’s love to others” when our intent is lined up with His. God ALWAYS wants us healthy and whole!
The song sung in the opening ceremonies of the LA Olympics was really onto something, “Reach out and touch somebody’s hand…..” Touching transfers divine energy……… Luke 6:19 says, “The whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.” That same Jesus is alive NOW, Mark 6:56 says, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore…”
Romans 8:11 “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
If His power is within us, do we have healing touches? I believe we do. What do you think? Energy…….His energy to do what we otherwise could not do? Have you felt it?