Summary: This sermon speaks to women and men who simply need a touch of Jesus in a time when they feel like they are in a helpless situation. It is about longsuffering and faith!
Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks
The Ministry of S.A.R.A.H. in Lyons, Georgia
O Heavenly father, my God above
Thank you for your undying love-
Lord, I stand humbly before your people to proclaim your Divine Word as it has been revealed to me. I ask right now God, that you remove me from the sight of those around me, and allow them to see You who dwells in me. Liberate us Lord from the various forms of enslavement so we can experience Your everlasting truth, love and mercy in tough and troubled times.
God use me as your prophetic messenger so the church can celebrate life through Your son Jesus Christ.
Bless us right now God and forever.
(25) In the crowd was a woman who had been sick for 12 years with a bleeding(26)She had suffered much from many doctors over the years and had become poor from paying them, and was no better, but in fact, was worse.(27)She had heard all about the wonderful miracles Jesus did, and that is why she came up behind Him through the crowd and touched His clothes(28)For she thought to herself, "If I can just touch His clothing(29)I will be healed." And sure enough,as soon as she had touched Him, the bleeding stopped and she knew she was well!(30)Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from Him, so He turned in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"(31)His disciples said to Him, "All this crowd pressing around You, and You ask who touched You?"(32)But He kept on looking around to see who it was, who had done it.(33)Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell at His feet and told Him what she had done.(34)And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, healed of your disease."
Last of all,I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand against all strategies and tricks of Satan. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies-the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty, satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule the world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.
So use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy whenever he attacks, and whenever it is all over, you will be standing up! Talitha Cumi.
Before I really began to study the Word of God, whenever I heard a sermon preached about the woman with the issue of blood, the magnitude of her situation, the probable cause of her problem was never fully addressed! It was always the end result of her strong faith that prevailed.
From a female point of view, I could naturally realize the misery of 12 straight years of bleeding, but how could a man, preaching God’s Word, identify with that?? But then I had to go back to the beginning and remember Genesis 2:27 (quickview) - So God created people in His own image; God patterned them after Himself; male and female He created them.