23 Feb 2015 by Reverend Dr Jai Kumar –
When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind Him in the crowd and touched Him. (Mark 5:27)
WHEN YOU HAVE RUN OUT OF ALL OPTIONS WHERE DO YOU TURN TO?
This woman had depleted all her resources. She trusted in the system of the world to seek her cure for her affliction. She trusted in her clever idea like most of us would have done to fix her problem. But when nothing worked she shifted her mindset! She shifted her faith!
I guess this is what normally happens to most of us. When circumstances catch up with us, we normally try to solve the problem with our resources and strength. Only when we hit bricks and when we come to a point of helplessness and hopelessness do we turn to God.
I suppose she must have heard about Jesus the healer who said “nothing is impossible with me if you believe”. The irony about this woman was that she believed with overwhelming faith that Jesus is the only hope for her in her hopeless and helpless situation.
UNCERTAINTY AND FEAR IS ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY ANY CHALLENGE
This woman apparently faced 2 challenges.
(2) Getting through the crowd!
Here is what we need to understand when you move with faith in a crisis. Don’t ever think you are moving in the absence of fear! There will always be a certain ingredient of self-doubt and uncertainty but despite the lingering negativity that hangs over you the fact of the matter is that you are willing to move forward in faith. That is what faith is! That is what trust is! Faith is trusting in the invisible and hoping to see the invisible turning into visible. The supernatural becoming natural!
THE DEVIL WILL ALWAYS UNDERMINE THE WEAKEST PART OF YOU
You know what? The enemy will do everything he can to keep you from getting into your victory. He will demoralize and discourage you by sowing seeds of doubt in the midst of your desperate circumstances. If you are not sensitive enough to decipher his voice you will miss out on your miracle that God wants to bring about in your life. The flesh is the weakest part of our creation.
Gal.5:16 Paul says :
“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
In other words you have to press through the flesh realm to get into the spiritual realm to cross into your miracle.
You will have to tell those who say to you; “you won’t be able to make it,” you have to say to them; “excuse me, please move aside, I have to get to Jesus!” To those who try to stop you, you need to tell them, “sorry I don’t have time; I have to get to Jesus!” To those who offer you their expertise but non-scriptural opinions, just tell them, “please step aside, I am on my way to Jesus!”
YOU NEED TO PUSH THROUGH YOUR DESPERATE SITUATION
You know what? You need to take the steps of faith in order for God to be able to work with you. When justice says, “You can’t make it”, mercy will let you through. When law tries to stop you, grace will open the door for you. When the world says, “You can’t get through!” God will say, “Come, I will help you through.”
This woman moved into a level of “mountain-moving faith.” She did not expect Jesus to touch her and to heal her like most of us would have expected. She said to herself, “if I could only touch the helm of His garment”, I could draw the healing power from Jesus. What kind of faith was that? Remember where she placed her face in the beginning and where she is now! What a drastic change in her belief system.
THE RISK IS WORTH FOR THE FINAL VICTORY
The risk she took to push herself into the crowd itself speaks volumes about the kind of violent faith she was carrying. Despite all that stood against her and the taboo in her culture for her to be found in the crowd. The hopes she lost by chasing after doctors. She shifted her hope totally and absolutely to the one person who healed her.
You too can find hope and healing today if you can replicate the faith of this woman who suffered with the issue of blood. But don’t expect things to come easy! This woman had to go through tough times before she came into her victory. But the end result was an amazing healing upon her life. God will do the same for you, if you will only press through and touch Him today.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is also the representative of Faith International Bible School for Malaysia & Singapore. He is the founder and senior pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker with a passion for missions. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’
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