Shalom beloved sisters!
This week we are talking about the woman who had an issue for 12 YEARS! Can you imagine having this issue of having your cycle for TWELVE years? The shame she felt, the rejection..questions of why me? ...AND she probably was deemed forever unclean. This is one those scriptures that I look at as a parable for many things..BUT according to the scripture, this event happened. I hope to reignite a faith in you that surpasses your understanding sis.. this message is all about faith and my favorite word lol OBEDIENCE. The two has to go hand and hand.
I am sure we have had times to where we sit back and ask The Most High..why? Why me. What did I do to deserve this plague or why am I in this situation AGAIN?? 🤦🏾♀️... what do you do when there's no one who understands your desire JUST to be understood.. I am here to tell you my beautiful sisters..there is ONE who understands and interceeds for you daily.. Let's head to what the scripture says:
Luke 8:43- And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And The Messiah said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
I REALLY need you to get a picture of what this woman was dealing with. When you were bleeding like that, you were deemed unclean. I don't know about you, but I can feel her burden. Nobody would touch her, you already know she was the talk of the town..Why was she stricken with this burden? Scripture says she spent all her living on doctors..looking for some relief.. THEN it hit me.. sis was looking to man to heal her.. AGAIN we have the upper hand, we know that there is one HEALER who is the healer of all things:
📢Jeremiah 17:14 - Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise.
📢Jeremiah 33:6 - Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth
📢James 5:15 - And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him
Now while the elders which are mere men can pray for you..THEY STILL HAVE TO WHAT??? Let's go to the text👇🏾
🗣James 5:14 - Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, ANOINTING him with OIL in the NAME of the LORD!! #SOMEBODYGONNAGETITONTHE2NDREAD
🧔🏾 Elders, are just elder men who are like leaders so to speak..just a mere man who can pray all day but unless they are RIGHTEOUS and know that their words are USELESS unless they call upon Him, our Messiah. [While we don't get into names on this blog..unless I am speaking about MY own specific situation or praise.. I do think it is important to learn His name (I have a pdf under Who AM I? On dontdeletemesis.com if you want to gain understanding)]
🤔 I stopped and thought dang, she had to have started following His teachings after hearing about the miracles and chatter about how this man called the Messiah is The Son of The Most High. She studied and had HOPED that this could be the answer to her silent cries which she then turned into prayers.. Now with "hope" there is an underlying padding that it sits on.. this is called faith: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.. ⚓Read that Hebrews 11 when u get a moment and soak it all in..it will renew any issue of hopelessness. So for some time all she HOPED for was healing.. I assume she wasn't wicked cuz if she was..we wouldn't be reading this in this manner: So I am going to say that she had to apply some Romans 12:12 in there Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be CONSTANT in prayer. She Hoped, was patient in her situation... and she began to turn those silent cries to prayers.. what did she have to lose? She already had this issue. Why not see where this HOPE would take her.. SINCE I was late.. lol lets keep going! I promised a double dose!
Part II: Where could all this HOPING take her?
There's order in everything! Remember that. These aha moments we think JUST happens.. nawl, there is a perfect will at play orchestrated by The Most High. All we have to do is keep hoping IN RIGHTEOUSNESS [which means you are not only abiding by the law..but also applying it daily]... and HE will do the rest..
Romans 5:3-6 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that TRIBULATION worketh PATIENCE; And PATIENCE, EXPERIENCE; and experience, HOPE: And hope MAKETH NOT ashamed; because the love of The Most High is shed abroad in our hearts by the Set Apart Spirit which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time The Messiah died for the ungodly.
🙅🏾♀️Nope.. so sis HOPE turned into FAITH which helped her persevere which is defined as: continuing a course of action EVEN in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success... Are yall still with me here? Sis was to the point where she said " Even though this been 3, 4, 12 years I am NOT gonna stop hoping and having FAITH in my prayers .. Ima keep going regardless to all this blood I'm seeing, regardless of all these Bills I got, regardless of the trials I am facing, regardless of ___________. [Fill in the blank sis] Regardless. Is this clicking? #SomebodyGonnaGetItOnThe3rdRead
So with all that hoping and faithing and praying she knew faith without works is dead..She then went out into the masses with the people UNCLEAN and all [in these times sisters, a woman who was bleeding was deemed unclean for 7 days.. and kept separate from others..just add that to the mix] Sis did NOT care. She decided to take all that effort into paying men to heal her skip that and Pay homage to The Messiah. She couldn't get thru and she thought " IF ONLY I COULD JUS TOUCH THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT..I know I would be healed". NOT maybe. Sis went there to leave with results. I remembered James 1:2–4 how it reminds us that, when we endure trials, we MUST develop this character that is pleasing to The Most High. I know that MANY times it helps me during these tough seasons to remember that, regardless of how dark life seems or how painful our suffering is how we don't know how we gonna make it.. JOY comes. Ok yall know I be getting off track. But that's gonna help somebody I know it.. ok so sis took a leap of faith and knew this was it.. she was humble, meek in spirit and lowly.. [servitude] and she was so low to touch just the hem of His GARMENT...so you know she not bending down..she got low..#message .. And IMMEDIATELY she was healed. It didn't take minutes or seconds.. Just a touch.. The scripture says her issue stanched which means
In the past tense: stanched; past participle: stanched-stop or restrict (a flow of blood) from a wound... Her touched was so powerful..The Messiah stopped in His tracks and said "Who touched me"...
🎬 Up Next: ACT 2: THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD: JUST A TOUCH..