It’s always God’s will to heal everyone every time!
Continuing with the woman with the issue of blood.
We’ve seen that she has spent all she had and wasn’t any better, then she heard of Jesus. Now what does she do.
Matthew 9:20-21 (KJV) 20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Now she speaks her faith. She says that if she can touch the hem of His garment she shall be whole. But she isn’t at that moment. She’s calling things that are not as though they were just like Abraham did. [Romans 4:17]
I believe she kept on saying that on her way to see Jesus. Remember, she’s not to be out in the crowd with an issue of blood and has to call out, “Unclean!” She’s risking all to get to Jesus.
So far, she’s heard about Jesus, she is speaking what she wants, and now she is pursuing
Mark 5:29-30 (KJV) 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
So, she gets to Jesus and touches the hem of His garment because she was probably crawling on the ground so she wouldn’t be noticed, but what does Jesus do? He turns and asks who it is that has touched Him.
Now, I ask you, since there was a crowd of people surrounding Jesus, don’t you think that many people were touching and bumping into Him? Peter even mentions that. But Jesus is insistent that someone has touched Him. What was so different about that touch? It was the touch of faith!
The woman spoke up and admitted that she was the one and listen to what Jesus said to her:
Mark 5:34 (KJV)34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Jesus didn’t say it was His faith or power, even though it was His power, but that it was the woman’s faith that made her whole.
Now let’s back up and see what actually happened. She reaches out and touches the hem of His garment and she is immediately made whole. What caused the power of God to flow through Jesus and heal the woman? What activated that power for her but not for the crowd that surrounded Jesus? It was her faith that activated the power and it flowed to her and healed her and she was made whole. The blood issue stopped and any damaged that it had caused was made right. Praise the Lord!
Continued next time — Pamela