Luke 8:43-44 And a woman was there who been subject to BLEEDING FOR TWELVE YEARS, but no-one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and IMMEDIATELY HER BLEEDING STOPPED.
Every woman can agree with me on this one. The first sign that one is ready for motherhood comes when a woman receives her first menstrual discharge, which occurs frequently in early teen years. And while it is one thing to bleed between 3-7 days a month, it is another to go through a 24/7 cycle for an agonizing twelve years…Yes, TWELVE PAINSTAKING YEARS!!! For one, according to God’s instruction to the children of Israel, a woman was considered unclean during her bleeding period.
Leviticus 15:25 When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues BEYOND her period, SHE WILL BE UNCLEAN AS LONG AS SHE HAS HER DISCHARGE, just as in the days of her period.
Sad to speak, not only was the woman bleeding physically, she was also bleeding emotionally. Above all, its her heart that had bled the most. For one, the law forbade her from any close contact with others in order not to defile them. Secondly, her bleeding meant that she was unable to be a LIFE-GIVER, because intimacy with such a person was forbidden. She had tried all means at her disposal, but nothing had worked. But thanks be to God, JESUS WAS IN TOWN and she heard about it. HE, she knew was her LAST HOPE. When she went out to meet him, for her, it was either DO OR DIE. And when she reached out for his garment, without knowing it...SHE HAD TOUCHED GRACE and suddenly she was WHOLE AGAIN.
In case you might wonder, the woman with the bleeding issue is YOU. Oh yes, for years your heart has been bleeding…from rejection; from physical and emotional abuse; from being told that you are not good enough, smart or beautiful. And not to mention this fact, you have no LIFE to give. AND THE BLEEDING CONTINUES…
But I have news for you…Jesus is not coming to town. NO, JESUS WENT TO THE CROSS FOR YOU, 2000 years ago. Long before your bleeding started, JESUS STOPPED IT AT CALVARY. Unlike the woman with the issue of blood, HE OVERCAME YOUR GREAT ENEMY so you might walk into the crowd in confidence and receive your healing.
Jesus is saying to you today, ” DAUGHTER, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”