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The Woman with the Issue of Blood 🩸

  • And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole (Matthew 14:35)

Hey Neighbor! 

She had made up her mind!!

Today was the day!!

She was going out to find Jesus!!

And why not??

For 12 long years she had sought out every wonder-working physician that she could find…no matter the distance, nor the cost!!

She had purchased every potion, swallowed every tonic, and taken ever tincture that they had prescribed for her!!

She had popped every pill with hopes that tomorrow morning, she might awaken to find that one of those miracle drugs or experimental vaccines had finally worked!!

But now that she had not a penny left to give to another physician…

– And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, And who had endured much suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse (Mark 5:25)

…and the money was all gone, the doctors had put away their prescription pads, and were even refusing to receive this woman’s phone calls!!

This woman was still very sick, extremely discouraged, and living in utter despair…but yet she kept hearing something in her spirit saying…

If I can just reach the hem of His garment!!

If I can just reach the hem of His garment!!

And by Faith, she was able to utter the words…

‘So Be It!!’

She quickly dressed that morning, because she had heard that Jesus was passing through today.

And although she was ritually ‘unclean’ and was required by the law to remain separated from the community during her extended ‘impurity,’ she could no longer bear the distressing suffering from this issue!!

And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. (Leviticus 15:25)

Her plan was to somehow conceal herself, as she blended in with the crowd…for great multitudes of people were gathering, in wait for Jesus to pass this way toward Jairus’ house.

Of course she realized that she could not fall at Jesus’ feet, from the forefront of the crowd, like this wealthy ruler (Jairus) had done, as he begged Jesus to follow him home to heal his sick little girl!!

So instead she decided to trail behind Jesus, and stealthily, inch closer and closer to him while Jesus was en route…for she had no expectation that Jesus would come to her home, because her beds, her chairs, and everything that she had sat upon inside of her home had continually remained ‘unclean’ for 12 years!!

She had missed out on times of refreshing and atonement for her sins…for she could not partake of the passover feast, but still she believed that Jesus was God’s son…The Messiah, and The Lamb of God who could atone for all sin!!

And still she believed that His blood, though not yet poured out for her, could spare her from eternal death and damnation!!

And as she continued to inch closer and closer to Jesus, she kept on saying…

If I can just reach the hem of his garment, I shall be restored to health!!

If I can just reach the hem of his garment, I shall be restored to health!!

In her spirit, she played this same soundtrack over and over again.. on repeat, until she had slipped in close enough to stretch forth her fingertips, where she finally touched just one of the tassels that hung beneath Jesus’ garment!!

And Yes!!

Instantly, she was cured!!

Yes Indeed!! The very same woman who Dr. Luke said ‘could not be cured!!’

  • And a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, Came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood ceased (Luke 8:43)

The flow of blood had ceased from within her, along with all of it’s ill effects on her wearied flesh!!

What so many physicians had claimed they could do for her during her many office visits…where she sat waiting, hour upon hour, had been miraculously done for her, in just those few moments with Jesus!!

And now, just when she had planned to make her escape, having secretly attained the healing that she had come for, she heard the voice of Jesus cry out…Who touched Me??’

The disciples were confounded because the crowd was so massive, that everybody was touching everybody else…and everybody was pressing in upon Jesus, nearly to the point of suffocating Him!!

  • Who touched My clothes? And the disciples kept saying to Him, You see the crowd pressing hard around You from all sides, and You ask, Who touched Me? Still He kept looking around to see her who had done it. (Mk 5:32)

One after the other, the faceless voices within the crowd began to fearfully utter their vehement denials!!

IT WASN’T ME!!

NO! NOT ME!!

I DIDN’T DO IT, LORD!!

Until finally, Jesus caught the woman’s eye and was able to attach a Face to this resounding Faith!!

This woman’s faith had drawn forth a surge of healing virtue from Jesus that had not been tapped into by any of those that had kneeled at his feet, nor those that were pressed against him, nor any of the others who Jesus had previously laid hands on!!

But this woman who had but touched Jesus’ clothes…and not his flesh… had been physically made whole by her spiritual belief that Jesus was, by Faith, The Sacrificial Lamb of God, whose blood was posted over the doorpost of her heart, ever-rebuking the devourer from continuing to destroy her flesh!!

She was like Sarah, who by Faith received physical power to conceive her son and received her miracle child at the age of 89!

This was the kind of Faith that stirred this woman up that morning, drawing her nearer, and nearer to Jesus!!

And because Jesus was pleased and satisfied by her Faith, and her diligent belief that He was the earthly representation of God’s Power, present with us….for but a moment, Jesus rewarded this woman and made her whole!!

  • And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease. (Mark 5:34)

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Thanks for Stopping By!!

💕Tam

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26 thoughts on “The Woman with the Issue of Blood 🩸

  1. The people in the crowds had to speak and express their emotion, which was the same emotion that the woman shared! They were all afraid when Jesus asked…Who touched me?? Because they were all touching him with the same intent as her…but she was the only one who had the faith!! 🙏🏾

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  3. Amen!🙏🏾 I was glad to share it!! If we would just keep reminding ourselves that Jesus loves us and His Word is true and transforming…Oh My God!! 💕
    Thanks for reaching out😉

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  4. Amen! That’s it Anneta! If you noticed the lead scripture represents a time after this woman’s faith encounter with Jesus!! After she fell at Jesus’ feet and gave her public testimony of healing, and of her instant restoration, before the masses, these people finally received a revelation about their Faith in the person of Jesus, as The Messiah…and not just their faith in his healing hands!!

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  5. Amen, Evidence🙏🏾I love how the scriptures clearly reveal that intentionality, particularly in both Mark and Matthew, where they tell us…THAT SHE KEPT SAYING!!

    For she kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health. (Mk 5:28)💕

    For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I shall be restored to health. (Mat 9:21)💕

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  6. Amazing story of healing and perhaps one of a few where Jesus didn’t reach out to touch the person. Her faith was daring faith which didn’t even require his attention. The sensitivity of her situation meant that she didn’t want to have to disclose because society called her ‘unclean.’ Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.’ Bless you Tam. 🙏🏾❤️

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  7. And Jesus said, Who is it who touched Me? When all were denying it, Peter and those who were with him said, Master, the multitudes surround You and press You on every side! (Lk 8:45)
    Those in the crowd initially feared that Jesus spoke out of anger, including the woman with the issue, who came forth with fear and trembling!

    And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came up trembling, (Luke 8:47)

    I agree, Pedro…we should fervently desire to reach out in Faith to touch Him💕

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  8. What would it be like to say, “it was me, Lord, I touched you”

    Do we know that Jesus desires our touch?

    Faith is a powerful thing, and God seeks faith in us. Let’s reach out in faith and touch Jesus.

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  10. It’s 2 o’clock on my side…so I guess a Good morning will do🙋‍♀️hi Tam….a beautiful recount of the experience of this well known bible character .I love how you bring in the involvement of the crowds…

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