She came up in the crowd behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak, and her bleeding stopped at once. (Luke 8:44)
I am so excited and cannot wait to share with you excerpt from my recent published book titled “By His Stripes: The healing of the Church”. It was a terrific journey; self-publishing a book for the first time, but I made it.
The book was birthed at a women’s conference (#WTAL) I attended in Dallas, Texas on October 18, 2018. The message that dominated the conference was from the Book of Luke 8:43-48. It was about the woman with the issue of blood, but the unanswered question throughout the various teachings was in verse 44. Why did this woman approach Jesus from behind? This is the question needing an answer, and only vague ones have been given so far. The exact reason for the woman’s change in the direction of approaching Jesus has not been established, but different reasons have been given.
On October 20, 2018, during the morning glory session of the conference, as we were praying, I called upon God for healing. I believed I was healed according to 1 Peter 2:24. His word says that by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed. With great confidence, I stood on the authority of God’s word and declared my healing. There and then, God revealed to me the concept of the stripes of Jesus.
The Lord says I shouldn’t just verbally declare 1 Peter 2:24, but I have to touch the stripes of Jesus. It is one thing to declare the healing by Jesus’ stripes and another to physically touch the stripes that heal. As Apostle Thomas was told in the Bible to put his finger in Jesus’ hands and see, and reach out his hand and put into Jesus’ side to remove the doubt in his eyes, likewise Jesus is also teaching you to touch His stripes for healing. It was at that instant God gave me this revelation to the concept of the stripes of Jesus and the healing of the woman with the issue of blood.
Today, I am going to share with you, excerpt from the book.
- Who was the woman in the picture of Jesus and Jairus daughter?
- Why was the woman in a state of bleeding?
- Why did the woman come between Jairus daughter’s illness and her awakening?
The Woman with No Name
Who is this woman with no name? The text says she came up in the crowd behind Jesus. This is the woman with multiple issues in her life. She realized who Jesus is and touched His garment for healing—the healing that brought all the churches together in Jesus’ name! The healing that is meant for the church-to-come. Discrimination and destruction are not allowing us to sit back and analyze our actions and thoughts. How do we think about Jesus and who He is? How do we analyze His strength?
The Bible has said many things about Jesus, the Messiah, but we have not taken the time to find out who He is. He is everyone’s Savior according to your need. He cannot be the church. Otherwise, we will not worship, but He is the One in whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, a Deliverer of this world. Churches are fighting over churches because their faith is better than the other, but what is your faith? Is your faith any better than the other? Is your belief deeper than them?
We are all God’s creation and therefore, worship the God that we serve but with different views of what God is to us. Division is not good for the church, as Jesus said in John 2:16, “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” (GNT).
The woman with no name came up in the crowd behind to touch Jesus’ garment to bring out what the church desires out from Jesus—power and love. The woman in the text has no name because she belongs to no one but God. The Bible did not name her because she is for all. She is not set for a particular race, religion, tribe, social class or intellect. She is the church; the house of God, a belief that no one understands except God Himself. The woman is to bring hope to us and assure us of the will of God (Luke 8:47). We all believe in One person—the Most High God!
This is the woman in the text of Genesis 3:16, the “desire” of God. What is the desire of God? The desire of God is the church—that is why He said to the woman in Genesis 3 that “your desire will still be for your husband.” The desire of God is the church. After going through great sorrow in pregnancy and pain in childbirth, the desire of the woman will still be for her husband. She will be subject to him. What a phrase? In pregnancy and childbirth, God says He will greatly increase the pain and sorrow of the woman, but upon all these sorrow and pain, her desire will still be for her husband. God will bring you to the point that your desire will still be for Him.
In John 2:17, the text says “His disciples remembered that the scripture says, ‘My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire.’”
The woman is going through an issue of blood because of all the things that are happening in her life. She is losing blood because of all that is happening to the church. These changes are draining her of blood. Blood is essential for life. She is energetically drained, but she is still carrying on as a woman that she is. She keeps on going because she knows there is a cure out there. She persevered with her issue. She is bleeding; the church is bleeding of the very thing that is to keep her alive. She is losing everything she has or owns. She is going through a period where everything she has worked for is being lost through this issue of blood. But she brought peace of Jesus Christ to herself. She exchanged her problems for the peace of God. That is the reason for the coming of Jesus Christ; to bring the church the peace of God. The destiny of the church was changed to love.
Then the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the flesh. He formed a woman out of the rib and brought her to him. Then the man said, “At last, here is one of my own kind— Bone taken from my bone, and flesh from my flesh. ‘Woman’ is her name because she was taken out of man – (Genesis 2:21-23; GNT).
The woman is Eve, as Adam named her after the fall in the Garden of Eden because she was the mother of all living. She is the church today crying out to God for help. She changed her destiny, but how?
Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living – (Genesis 3:20).
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