SHE HEARD A MESSAGE


Matthew 9:20-22


The woman with the issue of blood is on her way home to die. She has come to the end of her self. She has no hope. Walking down the street, she hears something. There is a commotion and a large crowd has gathered. Is there a fight going on? Is there a riot? Has someone been injured? What is all this excitement about?

A young man rushing by said quickly to her in passing, not waiting to hear her reply: “Did you see Him?”

“Who?” the woman asked. Actually, her poor body was so wracked with the pain she was only interested in getting home to die. The doctors had said there was nothing more they could do for her. “Go home and die!” SHE HEARD A MESSAGE

She caught the next person coming in the crowd and asked, “Who are they talking about? Who is causing all of this commotion? Is it a Roman governor or a military commander from Rome? Is it the high priest?” SHE HEARD A MESSAGE

“Don’t you know Who it is? Everyone in the whole city is talking about Him.”

No, she had not heard. She had been focused on her own problems. She had been to the doctor trying to get cured of her terrible disease.

Another said, “The Person causing all the excitement is the Messiah, the Son of God. He has opened the eyes of the blind. He has made the ears of the deaf to hear again, and people who are crippled and deformed are made completely whole after He speaks to them.” SHE HEARD A MESSAGE

The woman thought, “If this is true, I must get to Him!”

As she began to press her way through the crowd, even before she could get close enough to see Him, she heard His voice. She heard the voice of the One Who had walked into the synagogue and with authority had opened the Book and read from the Scriptures: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18). SHE HEARD A MESSAGE

As she pressed closer and heard His words, she recalled the words of the prophet Isaiah, Scriptures she had learned as a little girl:

 “Who bath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For be shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; be hath no form nor comeliness, and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; be was despised, and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:1-3).

The Word of God was preparing her for the miracle she was about to receive. Let the Word of God prepare you for your miracle. It is on the way!

Make this declaration:

The Word of God is preparing me for a miracle. It is on the way!

SHE HEARD A MESSAGE

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