Get Through To Jesus!
If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
In the maze of present-day confusion, the chaos of conflicting voices, how often have we wished that we might just press through and touch Jesus as in the day of His flesh. They were not bewildered then by scholars and sectarians, each claiming the only perfect right to introduce anyone to Him. This poor sick woman came all by herself and for herself and it worked. Whether she had pure, unadulterated, unalloyed faith I know not, but she got through to Jesus!
Are you troubled and dizzy with a dozen voices shouting in your ears? Have you, like the father of the demonized boy, brought your problem to the disciples-this church or preach-to find that “they could not“? Don=t go away. Jesus is saying, “Bring your problem to me.”
Push through the crowd and touch Him for yourself. You need no middleman to present you. As many as touch Him are made whole.
“Be whole of thy plague,” He told the woman. Bring your plague to Him. Let no one stop you short of Him. “As many as touched Him….”
AN APPOINTMENT WITH GOD
God…commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained.
Acts 17:30, 31
We have an appointment with God. Many a man is careful to keep business and social engagements who ignores the supreme date on his calendar. God has set a day, He has ordained a judge, Christ Jesus. And this is the test by which men are judged, that light is come into the world in Jesus Christ and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. By the Man He has ordained He will judge the world on the day appointed.
And because of this He has commanded repentance. He does not merely invite us to repent, He does not simply suggest that we repent, He commands it against the background of the Man Ordained and the Day Appointed. Too much preaching today lacks the solemn background of approaching judgment. It is politely recommended that men repent when God sternly commands it.
Men need to be reminded of their appointment with God, their date with Deity. The Day is appointed, the Man is ordained, and we are commanded. Put it on your calendar. It is on God’s!