Summary: The woman who suffered 12 years with the issue of Blood
Now let us journey into the word of God regarding the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years. When we look at the number 12 in the Bible, we see 12 Disciples walking with Jesus, 12 prophets in the Old Testament, the little girl who was awakened by Jesus at the age of 12, and, of course, the woman with the issue of blood. Understand that 12 can be divided by 2s, 3s, 4s, and 6, yet 12 by 3s is critical, for it creates the trinity four times. God has a divine plan to teach us not to let our circumstances dictate our Blessings.
Let us dive deep into Matthew 9:20, Mark 5:25, and Luke 8:43-44 passages. Let me paint the picture of how the illness of the issue of blood was unclean; in the Bible, it states that a woman who has the issue of blood must separate. Leviticus 15:25 And if a woman has an issue of her blood for many days out of her separation: she shall be unclean. So, allow me to explore how every three years was significant for this woman whose name is not written in the bible recorded, but she is known as Veronica. Visualize that you live in a time when medical attention is limited, and your illness forces you to separate from your family and friends. You have gone to every medical physician for healing and even the church, but they all tell you, you are unclean. Imagine how it affected not just the physical suffering she endured but also the emotional and mental, yet she also gained restitution in this journey of spiritual growth. Could you have dealt with this type of ordeal? We would question why God, How long I have to suffer, and when my healing is coming. See church, let us ponder today if God turned time back, and each of us lives in those days of the Bible.
In society today, there is a massive push regarding mental and emotional health; for centuries, studies have been on the state of our minds. Therefore, we should address this one point in this message today. If you are hanging by a thread, be sure you are touching the right hem for your deliverance, healing, and breakthrough. In Malachi 4:2 But to you who fear my name the Sun of Righteousness shall a rise with healing in his wings.” To expound on the difference between the terms Wings and Hem, in the Old Testament, Wings are the same as the hem of the garment. Here is the application of the word by this woman’s hope and faith. She knew if she could get close enough to touch his garment's hem or borders, I would receive my healing. When we face any life circumstances, we have to hold tight to our FAITH and HOPE and seek the hem of his Garment but also understand that through his sacrifice, we have gained redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has been true unto us, yet we tend to allow the ways of this world to transform our thoughts and hearts and let us seek God in all things. We must start living by faith and not just talking. See, we know the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” Well, this woman suffered for 12 years. Isolated from everyone living, as the bible states uncleanness, she maneuvered herself into the presence of Jesus to be free from the turmoil she had faced. Remember that the illness took four ways in the twelve years - her mental stability, emotional state, physical suffering, and spiritual battles. Therefore, she was drained every day amid her circumstances. Oh, but the fact that she believed in the promises of God, she displayed great faith in the scriptures and a stronger faith in Jesus.
We must understand that we must establish a relationship with God, just as this woman named Veronica suffered. See in Numbers 15:40-41 And that you may remember and do all my commandments and be holy for your God. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord your God. This passage collates with the message because it reminds us how important it is to have a personal, intimate relationship with God. When we have that relationship, no matter what life circumstances are, your Faith will deliver us from that bondage. May I urge you today to be sure in your hearts that you will be free from this world's chains, just as this woman healed the moment, she touched Jesus' hem. See here is the application when we have strong Faith, it is in that faith that we are healed, set free, and delivered. As the Gospel Song states, “There is Power in the Name of Jesus to break every chain. Here is where our Faith creates his Power through each of us by walking and living according to his word. Let me expound mathematically. God gives each of us 86,400 seconds, a 24-hour day. We have to secure our focus on Jesus Christ when circumstances come at us, and believe me, they will. When they arrive, we turn to this passage. We must press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, as stated in Philippians 3:14. We have to be encouraged to find the right HEM of JESUS and press through until we finally touch him. My brothers and sisters, it is critical that we understand not to give up, so know that we must be holy and invested in Jesus Christ, for we gain eternal life and salvation in him.