To live a Christian life means that you are going to live a spiritual life. Many people want to be religious, but God wants you to be spiritual. Many of us want to know God. What we really want is to feel His presence. We want to be touched by God. We want to feel His Spirit. We want to hear, see, and be touched by Jesus.
Jesus touched many people when He healed them
When Jesus was on earth He touched many people. He would touch them when He healed them. Here are a few examples of how and when Jesus touched people when He healed them:
“They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”
Another time Jesus healed a man who was blind.
He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” (Mark 8:22-25).
Jesus touched Peter’s mother and she was healed.
“When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him.” (Matthew 8:14-15).
Jesus touched a young girl and she came back to life.
“The crowd laughed at him. But he made them all leave, and he took the girl’s father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying. Holding her hand, he said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means “Little girl, get up!” And the girl, who was twelve years old, immediately stood up and walked around! They were overwhelmed and totally amazed. Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell anyone what had happened, and then he told them to give her something to eat.” (Mark 5:40-43).
Jesus touched His disciples when they were afraid
One time Jesus’ disciples became very afraid.
“The disciples were terrified and fell face down on the ground. Then Jesus came over and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 17:6-7).
In the book of Revelation we see Jesus comforting John by touching Him. John had seen Jesus in a vision and was afraid. God and Jesus are so holy and have so much power that when you see them you become afraid of the great power and strength that they have.
“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:12-18).
To be a Christian means you have been touched by Jesus
Jesus touched people when He was on earth. He touched them when He healed them, and He touched them when they were afraid.
Today, we can still be touched by Jesus. Many people see Jesus in their dreams and visions. So Jesus touches their eyes with His presence. Many people feel the healing heat of Jesus in their body and then they get healed. Many people feel the comfort and the peace that Jesus gives those who believe in Him. He gives them peace and comfort by the power of His Holy Spirit.
Other people feel their bodies get healed by the power of God. They don’t really understand how it all happened, but they feel it and they know their bodies have been changed. Some people say that when the healing power of Jesus came over them it felt like electricity was flowing through their bodies.
The power of the Holy Spirit is what Jesus uses to touch us. Jesus said that He would always be with us. And on earth Jesus and God are with us through their Spirit. The Bible says that: “God is Spirit” (John 4:24).
We are to live a spiritual life for Jesus. We should not focus only on the physical part of our lives, we should focus more on the spiritual blessings we can give to other people. We should feed the hungry, and give clothes to the poor. We should visit those in prison, and visit the sick.
But let us not forget that God gave us His Spirit so that we could be a Spiritual blessing to other people. The Holy Spirit gives each of us gifts so that we can be a blessing to others.
This is what the Bible says about the kinds of blessings the Holy Spirit gives those who believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour:
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.” (1 Corinthians 12: 4-11).
Go and be a spiritual blessing to others.