📣Shalom Sisters!!!! I apologize for my tardiness! But let's jump right in.. we left off with The Messiah asking "Who Touched Me".. PROFOUND!! I sat back and asked myself, dang is my faith and meekness that powerful to have The Saviour asking who touched Him? What was this woman doing that she gained His attention and virtue.. Well in order for her to gain His attention she was definitely filled with the fruits of spirits according to: Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE: against such there is no law.
We can see in just these few sentences.. she exhibited all.of these:
♥️ Love: In order to keep the Commandments, u must LOVE The Most High. John 14:15, 1 John 4:19, 1 Cor 16:14
😍 Joy: While I am sure she wasnt happy with her situation..It didn't say she wrenched her clothes off and wanted to die..I am sure she made the best of what she was given James 1:2-4, John 16:33
🕊 Peace: Remember we talked about how The Most High will calm you in the midst of the storm.. That's peace that surpasses our understanding. John 14:27-31, Philippians 4:7, Numbers 6:24-26, Psalm 85:10
😣 Longsuffering: Do we even have to touch on this one?? She dealt with this same issue for 12 years.. she endured.. tried l she could until it finally clicked: I can't do this on my own.. If only I could gain the attention of the one who could..2 Peter 3:9, Job
🙇🏾♀️Gentleness: When she arrived where The Messiah was she didnt push her way thru to plead her case. Sis, even in the moment that could change her life still acted accordingly and soft like a woman should be..Imagine how many people were there not to mention the disciples were surrounding him..which brings me to Meekness! James 3:17
🧕🏾Meekness: She got in a low state on the ground and made her way thru.. but this is so deep to me.. She was not only in a low state..but she humbled herself to get lowly on the ground in the dirt.. probably stepped on IN the midst of her issue of bleeding..remember she at this point still was bleeding, on the ground..IN HER mess.. still serving..in the dust with her Faith. Psalms 22:26, 149:4, Isaiah 61:1 #SomebodyGonnaGetItOnThe2ndRead
🙌🏾 Faith: she didnt say if I could just be in his presence I maybe could be healed.. Matthew 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I SHALL be whole. She knew all she had to do was just get in his presence. Hebrews 11, Matthew 21:22, Luke 1:37
⚓Goodness: if she was anything other than good.. I don't think we would be reading this! Romans 8:28, Psalms 145, Romans Matthew 12:35
🏘 Temperance: Or self control.. She again did not make a fool of herself by walking up and down the streets begging for help. She sought out physicians and paid them for help. She didn't complain and all that..She didnt cry out and yell Help me Help me: Remember the word says she said WITHIN herself ... she was not demanding anything she believed and acheived..Once she just took a step back and began to plan for her pursuit to get healed instead of trying to get healed. There's a difference there. Proverbs 25:28, 1 Cor 6, 2 Peter 1:6
🎤 So now that we established that she was in the right spirit: let's close this out!
Luke 8: 46-48 And The Messiah said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace
Now earlier in the scripture Peter was like, nobody touched you..because they didnt see her..remember she was low to the ground..But He felt virtue leave him..His power..EVEN WITHOUT His permission [so we Know The Most High was in the midst..HE heard HIS daughter's silent cries turned prayer..which is what triggered all this.. But usually we see The Messiah performing the acts.. But this time sis took it without His knowing until he asked Who Touched Me? After He asked around and Nobody saw what he was talking about.. she made herself known and because her issue ceased, she fell before Him and spoke on what she did and how now she was healed..IMAGINE you telling The Messiah I just touched your garment and I am healed! He knew his lady must wad filled with something! Think about it! Because of what He then said in 48: And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in PEACE [hmmm a few of those words we saw in regards to the fruits of the spirit..remember?].. He told her Daughter go in peace.. u are whole!
Here's the gist: FAITH. It's your power source. A direct connection to The Messiah..nobody can't sever it or unplug it.. Only you control it.. plug in and see what happens sis!
🛡Takeaway: She Was NOTED by The Messiah for Her Faith All those who were in the crowd listened to her confession that she just touched His garment and was healed!!! Imagine how she felt hearing the term of endearment, “Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. (Luke 13:16) her faith was acknowledged by The Messiah..our saviour.. Hers was not faith without a touch, or a touch without faith. Because remember FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD! And sis wasn't coming there to die..but to live..and have everlasting life in The Messiah..She only touched the hem of His garment, her faith was sooo powerful it shook Him!! This should be soooo encouraging to us sis.. To know that His saving power EVEN in this time can give new life to all who by faith take hold of His garment..(Zechariah 8:23).
Sis, is your prayer life so powerful that He notices you? That when you call..He coming see about you? That His love if thats all He has to offer..is it enough for you to take a leap and humble yourself JUST to receive acknowledgement that You are _____<Fill in the blank with your issue.. Remember Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.. Beloved, you are enough for HIM to come see about you..Never forget that.. alls you have to do is activate what HE instilled in you to be heard... Doesn't matter what your "issue" is.. You can get thru it.. just be sure to exhibit the Fruits of the Spirits EVEN when u dont feel like it.. Keep following Him- He can lead u to peace..
🎬 Up Next: We are going to pause and do a 7 day challenge as requested: #SelfControlChallenge For 7 days we will vow to be sure to control ourselves with the Hope's of perfecting one fruit of the spirit! For 7 days I will share scripture, tips, and support on the topic! Who's with us!?