Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth (Jer. 1:9 KJV)
We long to be touched by God every single day. It is sure that our lives will never remain the same after He touches us. But what is the touch of God?
We will use the case of Jeremiah above to illustrate what the touch of God means.Jeremiah, in a prophetic vision, said God “put forth His hand, and touched my mouth.” He had a spiritual experience, a touch in the spirit. God did not touch him physically with a physical hand. It was a spiritual experience.
There are three basic components of a touch illustrated by Jeremiah’s experience. Think of someone stretching forth their hands to touch you. First, they reach out their hands. This is God reaching out or coming to you spiritually. Secondly, the hand makes contact with you. Spiritual contact is a reality. When God touches you, He contacts you spiritually. Thirdly, there is influence. God reaches out, contacts you spiritually and causes an influence over your spirit that becomes tangible in your soul and body. After Jeremiah’s mouth was touched, He was able to hear and see God’s Word and speak it forth prophetically. His mouth had been touched.
God still touches us today. In fact, the born-again experience at salvation is a remarkable touch of the Spirit of God! God has already touched you in Christ. He still wants to touch your body, emotions, finances, families, etc.
Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, as a human being. Can you correlate what Jeremiah experienced in the spirit with what this man experienced with the physical Jesus in Matt. 8:3?
APPLY THE WORD
Today, you do not have to sit and wait for the moving of the pool of Bethesda. If God does not touch you, touch Him to provoke a divine touch!! This is what the woman with the issue of blood did. Jesus did not touch her but she touched Him through her faith in action.
Thank the LORD for touching you in Christ.