How's everybody doing? Now, it's been a while since the 2nd part of our Youth camp. This is the 3rd Review. Hope you remember it =)
The NLT version of this passage has it subtitled: "Jesus Heals in Response to Faith". It talks about a woman's faith which led her to healing from suffering a sickness called hemorrhage for 12 long years. Well, you must wonder what hemorrhage is. Hemorrhage is a sickness whereby woman will experience menstruation (a.k.a period) every single day; Non-Stop!!! Girls, this is the worst nightmare that can ever come true for you. *shudders.
Now back to the passage, here is what it says. Jesus was just passing through a huge crowd, heading towards Jairus' house, a ruler of the synagogue, to heal his dying daughter. However, this woman crept behind Jesus and by Faith, she touched just a little corner of Jesus' robe and the Bible says "IMMEDIATELY the bleeding stopped.”
To put it simply: she was healed.
At the point of time, Jesus turned and asked the crowd, "Who touched me?" Everyone denied and Peter even explained that the whole crowd was pressing against him. But Jesus insisted that someone "deliberately" touched him. He felt healing power going out of him.
You see people, this woman is no different from us today.
There are 4 thing that she did we can relate to.
1. Act of Desperation.
2. Expression of Genuine Desire.
3. Bold, Courageous Declaration.
4. Action of Demonstrative Faith.
And it all comes down the word "FAITH".
Hebrew 11:6 “But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that he rewards everyone who searches for him.” This woman in this passage demonstrates it all. She received from God what no one else can give; healing. You can also receive from God what no one else can give you and experience God's Power in your personal life; like the healing power that went out from Jesus to the woman. For Acts 1:8 says, "But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will receive power."
This woman received peace, blessings and healing because she had the faith; she believed. The Bible says that she spent EVERYTHING she had on doctors who couldn’t cure her. In the end, she found it from Jesus alone. You too, can begin a new journey of peace and blessing by just believing and having faith in God.
Isn't it wonderful? That all we have to do is, HAVE FAITH, to receive the best reward of life. So people, What are ya waiting for??
Matthew 21:22 says, "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." Matthew 17:26 also says, "...Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible."
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