Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him. A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”
This woman lived in a continual state of uncleanness which would have brought upon her social and religious isolation.
- Yet it changed. She Heard
Hearing – to hear with understanding, give attention to yield, to obey, to submit to follow
What you hear determines your direction
III. Faith Always Involves Risk!
Proceeding from – He didn’t direct it, she demanded it!
Thousands of people were touching Him without making contact.
- Wigglesworth said, “God will pass over a thousand Christians to get to one believer”
His power is always available does your faith make a demand upon it?
Let’s just follow her lead and walk into our better days.
- I Believed Therefore I Spoke.
In order to activate my faith I must Believes in the heart and confesses with the mouth
She was willing to risk what she needed to get what she wanted
If your faith never moves you to risk – well lets just say you might not be living in Biblical faith