Mark 5:25-34 HCSB “A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years had endured much under many doctors. She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse. Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe. For she said, “If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!” Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured of her affliction. At once Jesus realized in Himself that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My robes?” His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”So He was looking around to see who had done this. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth. “Daughter,” He said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be free from your affliction.’ ”
What an amazingly happy true story that teaches us about faith in Jesus! This woman didn’t feel in order to be healed she needed a showy display like a long prayer or laying on of hands or anything like that. SHE SAID, “IF I CAN JUST TOUCH HIS ROBES, I’LL BE MADE WELL!” She said what she meant and really meant what SHE SAID. There was no doubt in her mind that it would happen as she said. Her actions spoke louder than her words because she fought her way through the crowd to get to Jesus then touched His robes. This lines up exactly with what Jesus teaches:
Mark 11:23 KJV “For verily I say unto you, That WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; AND SHALL NOT DOUBT in his heart, but SHALL BELIEVE that those things WHICH HE SAITH shall come to pass; HE SHALL HAVE WHATSOEVER HE SAITH.”
SAY IT IN FAITH
What worked for this woman can work for any one of us. We simply have to do what she did: believe in the power of Jesus. We like the woman must say our desire (out loud), that’s right, SAY IT just like the woman did. We must speak to our situation in full faith just like Jesus tells us to in order to move mountains. As we seek to GET IN TOUCH WITH JESUS and only Him for help regarding our situations we are guaranteed success if we believe and do not doubt.
Do not seek to reach Jesus through anyone else. This doesn’t work. The woman did not need a go-between between her and Christ. She reached out to Jesus alone. This is where so many fall short. They want God to help them but they’re depending on man to do it. In the Bible God tells us exactly how to get to Him:
Matthew 7:7-8 NIV “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Jeremiah 29:13 KJV “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
Pro 8:17 NHEB “I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.”
John 14:6 KJV “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
THE UNIVERSE MUST OBEY YOU?
Many motivational speakers through their seminars, books, and videos will tell you to think positive thoughts, speak daily affirmations to yourself, and work in harmony with your goals. Then you will have everything you want. “The universe has to obey you,” they say. These motivational speakers (preachers) messages are usually bent on obtaining material wealth. But that’s not what Jesus teaches:
Matthew 6:24 NLT “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”
And on this teaching, “The universe has to obey you,” God (or who they call the universe) doesn’t have to obey anyone. He created all things, we are His creation. Hence the onus is on us to obey Him or perish.
The woman with the 12 year affliction knew that to have what she wanted she needed to get in touch with Jesus Christ and Him alone. She didn’t seek a motivational speaker or spiritual guru to attain her dedire. Satan has many false prophets out here who are spreading lies including the prosperity gospel which is no true gospel at all. The woman with the 12 year affliction teaches us so much about putting faith in God THE RIGHT WAY. May we follow her example by getting in touch with Jesus and receive our heart’s desires.
Psalm 37:4 KJV “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
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