..A certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched His garment. For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be made whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
In a comparative look at the woman's physical condition in our scripture text to that of sin we see the following:
a) Her physical condition was a blood disorder that the doctors had failed in their attempts to heal. Sin is a spiritual condition that can only be healed by Jesus.
b) The woman's blood disorder had condemned her to death, because it grew worse. Sin condemns us to death and grows worse if left unchecked.
c) When the woman heard of Jesus she had confidence that He would and could heal her of her condition. Jesus can and will heal anybody who seeks Him in faith and with a repentant heart.
d) Upon touching the hem of Jesus' garment her blood disorder was completely cured; the same is true of all unbelievers who touches the hem of Jesus' garment in faith they are cured instantly of their sin disorder.
e) The woman knew in the consciousness of her mind and body that she was healed; the same applies to sin and the unbeliever.
The woman had a strong desire to be healed of her condition, so must all unbelievers; seek Jesus in faith and be healed of your sinful condition.
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