Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians... When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
- Mark 5:25-29 (NKJV)
In order to reach your breakthrough, you must press through the crowd.
The woman with the issue of blood had been suffering for twelve years.
In the culture back then, women were considered unclean and expected to isolate themselves from others. What a long time to be ostracized and alone!
No doubt there are many people today that could relate with her situation.
Even so, once this woman heard that Jesus was passing through her town, she jumped immediately into action. She did not hesitate or entertain doubt.
She had strong faith in the healing power of Jesus, without ever meeting Him prior.
This woman was desperate for her breakthrough and healing, and she wasn’t going to let anything stop her!
The greek word for “salvation” is “sozo”, which also means, “healed,” “delivered,” “made whole,” “rescued,” and “restored.”
It is the full package of salvation, healing and deliverance that Jesus came to give His people and what the woman in this verse received!
It is what Jesus still desires to do for us today.
Do you need a miracle like the woman in this verse did? If Jesus Himself was walking through your town, surrounded by crowds, would you run out to meet Him? Would you press through in faith? All the woman did was touch His garment and she was instantly set free.
The glorious power that drew people to Jesus and danced around and through Him healed the woman that day.
This woman literally touched the living Word, Jesus. Today, those who “touch” Scripture in faith will receive its promises, just like this woman!
If you’re in need of breakthrough, be encouraged today to step out of your comfort zone and press through.
Sometimes changing our stance makes all the difference.
It’s so easy to stand in the back of the crowd and be a spectator because we may be too scared to step out.
But if you step out in faith like the woman, that is when breakthroughs take place!
“Heavenly Father, thank you for helping me have the courage to press through the crowd! I don’t want to just be a spectator. I choose to step out in faith and touch Scripture so may I receive every promise! Amen.”