Our Lord Jesus Christ as our redeemer, died for the sin of all men both Jews and the Gentiles. By his great commission to the disciples, we learnt that they should make all men disciples of Jesus who are supposed to carry the good news even to the uttermost part of the world. From Mathews 28: 18-20 (KJV) we learnt: “And Jesus came and spake to them saying; All power is given unto me in heaven and in the earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world Amen”
One thing is clear from inception and indeed from the time of the Prophets that He was coming to save the lost children of the House of Israel as can be seen in the Book of Isaiah 9: 6-7: “For unto us a child is born,unto us a child is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom,to order it and to establish it with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts shall perform this.” (KJV). In Micah 5:2, his mission was stated: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of the shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose going forth have been of old, from everlasting”
The idea of meeting The Lord Jesus is far from mundane meeting to socialize, rather,it is for meeting the Lord Jesus for His divine intervention to solve man’s problem. Mary mother of Our Lord asked the service people at the wedding feast at Cana of Galilee when the celebrant of being disgraced for starting a feast he could not sustain to a logical conclusion. The servants met Jesus and did according to Mary’s instruction. “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it”. The product of the unalloyed obedience, brought to the occasion a refreshingly qualitative wine usually served at the beginning of a wedding party. The wine was so sweet and heavenly tasty that it was highly commended by the chief guest at the occasion.
The day the lady with the issue of blood, that day as she succeeded in touching the helm of Jesus’ garment instantly she became whole. The incident was recorded in the synoptic gospels of Matthew 9: 20-23; Mark 5: 25-34′ Luke 8: 43-48 the woman did not just ordinarily get cured but had worked hard before getting the rightful result. She had issue of blood for 12 years without solutions in spite of spending all her fortune. The only solution open to her was Jesus. She then resolutely pursued meeting Jesus who she knew was the right person to solve her problem by miracle healing, far superior to the art of the physicians. In spite of all impediments, as people seeking help thickly surrounded Jesus; she had a focus just “touching the edge of his garment” and by unyielding faith on instant healing “if only she could” ; she dated the devil by not shying away from receiving what, by God’s grace, was hers. I dare say that her faith was in
tune with the healing power and holiness of Jesus. In other words,she faithfully prepared to receive the grace of God that cost her nothing except her unwavering faith. In contemporary times, there are still men of God who possess the gift of miracle healing. All those who have faith are still being healed like Jesus did and asked subsequent generation to do likewise. In Luke 5: 17-20, the faith of those seeking for the paralytic man’s healing is comparable to the woman with the issue of blood. They had to beat all odds by opening the roof bring the man to the feet of Christ for his assured divine healing. In Hebrew 13: 8 (KJV) we learnt; “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever” Malachi 3:6 in the Old Testament echoed the same assurance, “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed”. James1: 17 says “Every gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom is no variable ness, neither shadow of turning”. Whatever any believer is believing God for , without any shadow of doubt will manifest for the world to see. As great as Prophet Daniel was the Princes of Persia withheld the answer to his prayer already already sent by God.It took his fervent his fervent prayer and unshakable faith to provoke the intervention of Angel Michael before the hindrance was dismantled. Meeting Jesus in spirit and in truth ensures forgiveness and healing of all wounds, be it spiritual or socio-economic and all.