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A TOUCH FROM THE MASTER MATTHEW 8:1-3

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD MANIFESTS THROUGH THE TOUCH OF JESUS CHRIST

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INTRODUCTION

THERE IS SOMETHING SO SIGNIFICANT ABOUT A TOUCH FROM SOMEONE
THE TOUCH FROM A MOTHER CAN COMFORT A CRYING CHILD
THE TOUCH FROM A FATHER CAN BRING SECURITY TO A FRIGHTENED CHILD
A TOUCH FROM A FRIEND CAN ENCOURAGE SOMEONE LONELY
A TOUCH FROM A CHILD CAN BRING JOY TO A PARENT’S DAY
EVERYONE OF US NEEDS A TOUCH TO HELP IN TIMES OF SORROW, PAIN, INSECURITY, LONLINESS, LOST, AND TO PICK US UP WHEN WE ARE DOWN
IT IS GOOD TO HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO REACH OUT TO US WHEN WE NEED HELP
BUT, MANY TIMES YOU WILL FIND THAT THEIR HELP IS LIMITED
IT IS NOT A LONG LASTING HELP
BUT, I HAVE A FRIEND THAT STICKETH CLOSER THAN A BROTHER WHO CAN SATISFY YOU THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH JUST ONE TOUCH
HIS TOUCH IS GREATER THAN A GRANDPARENT
MORE FAITHFUL THAN A FATHER
MORE MERCIFUL THAN A MOTHER
MORE COMPASSIONATE THAN A CHILD
MORE INTIMATE THAN A LOVER
HE IS THE LOVER OF MY SOUL AND HIS NAME IS JESUS
HE IS WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, PRINCE OF PEACE, EVERLASTING FATHER, THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, THE GREAT I AM, THE WAY MAKER, THE FIRST AND THE LAST, THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING, THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF MY FAITH
WE ALL NEED A TOUCH FROM THE MASTER
IN THE TEXT MATTHEW PROCLAIMS THE TROUBLE OF THE MAN, THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER, AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE MIRACLE
THOSE WHO GENUINELY SEEK THE LORD WILL BE REWARDED BY THE LORD
Hebrews 11:3 KJV 1900
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:6 KJV 1900
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
I WANT TO CHALLENGE EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM TODAY TO RECOGNIZE YOUR SPIRITUAL CONDITION AND COME TO CHRIST
ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH SIN AND REBELLION, DO YOU NEED TO BE CLEANSED, OR BE MADE WHOLE?
DO YOU NEED A BREAK FROM THE DEPRESSION OR FRUSTRATION
DO YOU NEED REFRESHING OR A REVIVAL IN YOUR LIFE, THEN TODAY IS YOUR DAY
I’LL GIVE YOU THREE POINTS ABOUT THE TEXT, THEN I’LL GET OUT OF YOUR WAY

I. THE SCENE OF THE MIRACLE

Matthew 8:1 KJV 1900
When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
JESUS HAD JUST FINISHED PREACHING THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT AND IS COMING DOWN JUST LIKE MOSES WHEN HE RECEIVED THE COMMANDMENTS AND CAME BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
HE WAS PREACHING WITH AN AUTHORITY THAT PEOPLE HADN’T EXPERIENCED BEFORE
THE BIBLE SAYS, “WHEN”
IT DOESN’T SAY BEFORE OR AFTER, IT SAYS WHEN
JESUS BROUGHT THE KINGDOM WITH HIM WHAN HE CAME THE FIRST TIME BUT THE FULNESS AND THE FINISHING OF IT WILL BE WHEN HE COMES A SECOND TIME
IT IS NOW BUT NOT YET
TIMING IS THE KEY IN LIFE
THE COMING OF GOD’S KINGDOM MEANS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS, THE FORMATION OF A REDEEMED SOCIETY WITHOUT ANY EVIL, AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AT THE MESSIANIC FEAST
TOO MANY PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO WAIT AND THEY MOVE AHEAD OF GOD
PEOPLE NEED THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES
WE LIVE IN A GENERATION WHERE WE WANT IT NOW
PEOPLE ARE BOUND TO A PERSONAL POWER THAT IS STRONGER THAN THEMSELVES
WE DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR ANYTHING OR ANYBODY
AND AT THE VERY HEART OF CHRIST’S MESSAGE IS THE NEED OF RESCUING PEOPLE FROM THE BONDAGE OF THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM AND BRINGING THEM INTO THE DOMINION OF GOD
AND THIS IMPATIENT ATTITUDE WILL BRING TROUBLE WITH IT
THE KINGDOM OF GOD ALWAYS INVOLVES AN IN BREAKING OF GOD INTO HISTORY WHEN GOD’S REDEMPTIVE PURPOSE IS FULLY REALIZED
WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE IN THE WILDERNESS, THERE CAME A TIME WHEN THEY WERE MUCH DISCOURAGED BY THE WAY
CHRIST BROKE INTO HISTORY THROUGH A VIRGIN WOMB CALLED MARY AND WHEN HE HIT 30 YRS, HE STARTED HIS MESSAGE AND MISSION ANBOUT THE KINGDOM
THE WORD DISCOURAGE MEANS IMPATIENT
THERE WERE MULTITUDES THAT WERE GATHERED AND LISTENING TO HIS MESSAGE
THEY DID NOT LIKE THE WAY THAT GOD WAS GUIDING THEM
AND OUT OF THEIR IMPATIENCE, THEY STARTED SPEAKING AGAINST GOD AND AGAINST MOSES-THEY BEGAN MURMURING AND COMPLAINING
THE BIBLE SAYS, “WHEN”
EVERYTIME THAT SOME CHALLENGE WAS THERE, THEY WOULD COMPLAIN AND MURMUR
IF YOU KNOW A PERSON THAT COMPLAINS A LOT, THEY WILL NOT BE HAPPY UNTIL THEY ARE COMPLAINING AGAIN
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE THEY ARE OR WHAT THEY ARE DOING
YOU CAN PUT THEM IN THE TAJ MAHAL AND THEY WILL FIND SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN
YOU CAN GIVE THEM YOUR BEST AND THEY WILL STILL FIND SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT
GOD WAS FEEDING THEM BREAD FROM HEAVEN AND THEY ARE SAYING THAT IT IS WORTHLESS FOOD
AND GOD RESPONDED BY SENDING FIREY SERPENTS AMONG THEM
SEE WHAT IMPATIENCE CAN DO TO YOUR LIFE, IT CAN KILL YOUR DESTINY
Hebrews 10:26 KJV 1900
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Hebrews 10:36 KJV 1900
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
DON’T GET IN A HURRY AND GO BEFORE GOD
WHEN JESUS WENT THEY FOLLOWED-AKALOUTHEO-MEANS FOLLOWED IN THE GREEK
THE WORD CARRIES WITH IT THE MEANING OF DISCIPLESHIP
DISCIPLES MUST GO WHERE JESUS GOES
MANY SO CALLED CHRISTIANS NEVER COME TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR OWN THINGS AND CLAIM TO BE HIS CHILDREN
THESE PEOPLE:
DON’T ATTEND PRAYER SERVICES
DON’T COME DURING THE WORSHIP
ABSENT FROM FELLOWSHIP
AND THEY ARE ABSENT FROM THE POWER OF GOD
THE MASTER WILL NOT TOUCH US WHEN WE REFUSE TO COME TO HIM AND HE WILL NOT MAKE US COME TO HIM
THIS IS A CONDITION THAT WE HAVE TO FULFILL
WE WILL NEVER BE TOUCHED, CHANGED, CLEANSED, SAVED, COMFORTED, OR HEALED BY THE MASTER WHEN WE ARE RUNNING FROM HIM
CHRIST KNOWS OUR HEARTS
HE KNOWS WHY WE STAY AWAY AND WHY WE COME NEAR
MULTITUDES CAME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WITH JESUS
THEY HEARD ABOUT THE KINGDOM AND NOW THEY ARE GOING TO SEE THE KINGDOM
which brings me to point NUMER 2

II. THE SEEKER OF THE MIRACLE (V. 2)

Matthew 8:2 KJV 1900
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
THE SEEKER IN THE TEXT REVEALS THAT THIS MAN NEEDED A MIRACLE
YOU MAY NOT BE A LEPER, BUT DOES ANYONE NEED A MIRACLE IN HERE TODAY?
THE MAN IN THE TEXT IS A LEPER
AND LEPROSY WAS INCURABLE BY MEDICINE AND UNTREATABLE BY MAN
DO YOU REMEMBER HOW LEPROSY BEGAN, IT BEGAN AS A CURSE--->MIRIAM
ALL THE MEDICAL FACILITIES AND DOCTORS COULD NOT HELP THIS MAN
HE NEEDED HELP DESPERATELY
I KNOW A MAN FROM GALILEE WHO WILL HEAL YOUR SOUL AND SET YOU FREE
IS THERE ANYONE IN HERE AND YOU ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE MAN CANNOT HELP YOU
AND THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN CHANGE THE SITUATION IS GOD ALMIGHTY
IF YOUR IN HERE, I WOULD JUST START PRAISING GOD FOR HIS MERCY
MERCY WILL CHANGE YOUR FAMILY, MERCY WILL OPEN UP DOORS, MERCY WILL HEAL YOUR BODY, MERCY WILL HEAL YOUR SOUL, MERCY WILL CLEAR YOUR DEBT, MERCY WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER CHANCE, MERCY WILL FORGIVE YOUR SIN, MERCY WILL WORK YOUR MIRACLE-OH, CAN WE GET SOME PRAISE IN HERE FOR THE MERCY OF GOD
Lamentations 3:22–23 KJV 1900
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
2:23
MERCY GAVE THIS MAN THE STRENGTH TO MAKE IT TO JESUS
BY LAW, HE HAD TO STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES AND 100 FEET AWAY WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING
AND THEY HAD TO ANNOUNCE TO EVERYONE, “UNCLEAN”
THIS LEPER HAD BECOME DESPERATE
HE HAD FOUND THE ONE THAT COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HIS LIFE
SO, HE STEPPED OVER RULES AND REGULATIONS, BOUNDARIES AND LIMITATIONS
ARE YOU DESPERATE ENOUGH FOR A TOUCH FROM CHRIST THAT YOU WILL STEP OVER YOUR IMAGE, REPUTATION, HOBBIES, ENTERTAINMENT, SOME RELATIONSHIPS SOME PEOPLE TO GET TO THE MASTER
AFTER STEPPING OVER RULES AND REGULATIONS, HE APPROACHED JESUS THE RIGHT WAY
HE CAME TO JESUS, KNELT DOWN ON HIS KNEES BEFORE JESUS, FELL ON HIS FACE AND WORSHIPED HIM
Psalm 95:6 KJV 1900
O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
HE WASN’T AFRAID OR INTIMIDATED TO BOW, FALL ON HIS FACE, WORSHIP WITH ALL OF HIS HEART
WORSHIP IS THE WORD PROSKUNEO MEANING TO KISS, LIKE A DOG LICKING HIS MASTER’S HAND
HE WAS SINCERELY SEEKING JESUS
HE WAS SERIOUSLY SEEKING CHRIST
WHEN PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING TO CHRIST THEY WILL NOT ALLOW PEOPLE OR PHYSICAL CONDITIONS, OR DISTRACTIONS HINDER THEM FROM COMING TO CHRIST
HE HUMBLED HIMSELF IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD
HE SUBMITTED TO THE WILL OF THE LORD
HE WAS AWARE OF HIS ATTITUDE BEFORE THE LORD
THIS LEPER WANTED TO BE CLEAN BEFORE THE LORD
I HEARD A STORY ABOUT A 4 YEAR OLD BOY WHO DIDN’T LIKE SOAP OR WATER.
ONE DAY HIS MOTHER WAS TALKING TO HIM IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET HIM TO TAKE A BATH
SHE TOLD HIM, BUT SURELY YOU WANT TO BE CLEAN, DON’T YOU
THE BOY REPLIED THROUGH TEARS, YES, BUT CAN’T YOU JUST DUST ME OFF
THAT LITTLE BOY REALLY DIDN’T WANT TO BE CLEAN
IT WASN’T THAT WAY WITH THE LEPER
HE CAME WITH A HUMBLE REQUEST, AND A SUBMISSIVE HEART
HE WAS A HUMBLE SEEKER
WE’VE SEEN THE SCENE OF THE MIRACLE, THE SEEKER OF THE MIRACLE AND NOW WE WILL SEE THE SOURCE OF THE MIRACLE

III. THE SOURCE OF THE MIRACLE (VS. 3-4)

Matthew 8:3 KJV 1900
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
THE MIRACLE DID NOT COME FROM THE BANK, YOUR BOSS, THE DOCTOR, OR YOUR FAMILY
THE SOURCE OF OUR MIRACLES IS OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
James 1:17 KJV 1900
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
JESUS BROKE THE RULES TO TOUCH SOMEONE FOR ETERNITY
HE WAS A RABBI AND RABBI’S WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO TOUCH LEPERS
BUT HE KNEW THAT HIS HOLINESS WOULD TRANSFORM THE LEPER’S UNCLEANLINESS
SO, JESUS REACHED OUT HIS HAND AND TOUCHED THE MAN
THE MAN DID NOT HAVE TO REACH OUT TO JESUS
HE MAY HAVE BEEN IN TOO DIFFICULT OF SITUATION
I WONDER IF WE ARE REACHING OUT AND TOUCHING THOSE IN NEED
JESUS REACHED OUT AND TOUCHED ME WHEN I WAS IN NEED
NONE OF US WOULD BE HERE IF CHRIST WOULD HAVE NEVER REACHED OUT FOR US
WHEN I COULDN’T MAKE IT TO HIM, HE REACHED OUT AND TOUCHED ME
HE HAS THE POWER TO HEAL ANY SICKNESS, TO REMOVE ANY DISEASE, TO DELIVER ANYONE THAT IS BOUND, HE HAS THE POWER TO SET YOU FREE
ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN UNTO HIM
CALL TO HIM AND HE WILL ANSWER YOU AND SHOW YOU.........
EYE HAS NOT SEEN, EAR HAS NOT HEARD.........
JESUS COMMANDED A FISH IN THE SEA, HE COMMANDED THE DEMONS IN A MAN, HE COMMANDED THE DISEASE IN A MAN, HE COMMANDED A PARALYTIC
WHATEVER HE COMMANDED OBEYED HIM
JESUS COMMANDED THE LEPROSY AND THE LEPROSY HAD TO OBEY HIM
BECAUSE AT THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, EVERY TONGUE CONFESS, THAT HE IS LORD....
HE IS LORD OVER................
HE SENT HIS WORD AND HEALED THE MAN’S DISEASE AND IMMEDIATELY, IMMEDIATELY
THE LEPER DIDN’T NEED TREATMENTS, NO DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS, NO SURGERIES, NO INJECTIONS
HE WAS IMMEDIATELY HEALED
FROM THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER:
HEALTH OVERCAME SICKNESS
PURITY OVERCAME POLLUTION
LIFE OVERCAME DEATH
RESTORATION OVERCAME REJECTION
SOUNDNESS OVERCAME SORENESS
DEDICATION OVERCAME DESPERATION
WORSHIP OVERCAME WORRY
CHRIST IS ENOUGH FOR ME
CHRIST IS THE SOURCE OF OUR MIRACLES
HE IS THE SOURCE OF EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED
THE LORD’S POWER MADE THE LEPER WHOLE, HE CAN MAKE US WHOLE TODAY
IF YOU ARE SAVED TODAY, YOU HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THE MASTER. YOU HAVE BEEN CLEANSED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS. FORGIVEN OF ALL OF YOUR SINS, AND GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE
BUT IF YOU NEED ANOTHER TOUCH TODAY......
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