However, if that which was holy touched something it became holy (Lv 6). Holiness was more powerful than the unclean. Now let’s look at how Jesus healed.
Matthew 9:25 – Jesus touched the girl before bringing her back to life.
Mark 6:5 – Jesus laid his hands on the sick and they were healed.
Luke 4:40 – Jesus laid his hands on them and they were healed.
Luke 8:44 – A woman touched Jesus and was healed.
Luke 8:54 – Jesus took the hand of a dead woman before he said ‘arise.’
Luke 22:51 – Jesus touched a man’s ear to heal it.
These are just a few examples but they tell an interesting story. Why did Jesus not wait to touch these people until after they were healed? Didn’t he become unclean in the process? Later on, we read about Peter healing and he did what any law abiding citizen would do, he touched the person after they were healed so as to not contaminate himself.
This was not the case with Jesus. On the contrary, since these afflicted people were healed there was no impurity present. Why, because the holy had touched the unclean and so the unclean became clean. I thought this concept was brilliantly displayed in the resent Bible miniseries on the History channel. A leper came to Jesus and the movie showed Jesus full of love and compassion for this one in such a hideous state. With no repulsion whatsoever Jesus placed his hands on the face of this one whose flesh was basically falling off his face. Jesus’ touch however changed all of that. The man’s face went from being rotting flesh to pure unblemished skin. It was an amazing scene. Just as the sin offering made those who touched it clean even so our sin offering made those he touched clean. Isn’t that amazing? Does this not also prove Jesus’ superiority over man and his sin problem?
Jesus continues to do that for us. When we accept him by faith our unworthiness is covered by his blood and God s acceptance to us is now because of Jesus Christ. Isn’t it a beautiful plan God has instituted? All praise be to Him!
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