How can I receive God’s Promises?
Why is it my Prayers seem to go unanswered?
How do I get the Word to work for me?
Why are my needs unmet?
Read and discover how you can actually and definitely get God’s supply to your Need!
“My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 4:19)
Now: Name your need. Say it out loud.
Tell the devil what it is.
Tell demons what it is.
Tell yourself what it is.
Tell God what it is (even though He already knows).
“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us…” (Eph 3:20)
Confess: God is Able.
God is Able to Do.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly Above.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly Above All that I Ask.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly Above All that I Ask or Think.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly Above All that I Ask or Think According to the POWER.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly Above All that I Ask or Think according to the POWER that WORKS.
God is Able to Do Exceeding Abundantly Above All that I Ask or Think according to the POWER that WORKS in ME.
3. And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?
4. If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
5. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.
6. For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
Why sit we here 'til we die?
If we are not moving we are sliding back. If we are not pressing on, we are sliding back. If we are not spiritually ahead of where we were last Sunday, we are sliding back.
We must discover what it means to “press through” in order to tap into God’s supply. There will always be obstacles and barriers to prevent us from getting what God has promised… satan will see to that. Are we willing to “press through” and to persist until we break into the very presence of Jesus?
Mr 2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken [it] up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
Mr 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Mr 5:30 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?
Lu 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Lu 11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Gen 32:24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Dan 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we [are] not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17 If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver [us] out of thine hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Remember the 4 faithful ones who carried the man sick with palsy to where Jesus was. They could not enter the house nor get close to Jesus because of the “press” but they did not stop. They Pressed Through.
Remember the woman with an issue of blood… she would not be stopped. She would not be denied. She persisted… she was determined… she took great risks… but she “pressed through” and touched Jesus.
Remember Zacchaeus… the little man who was hidden in the crowds. He wanted to see Jesus but he couldn’t because of the hindrances… he was small of stature and the crowds were great. But he “pressed through” and climbed a tree and saw Jesus and got to have Jesus in his home as a guest..
Remember Jacob. He refused to let go until the angel blessed him. He Pressed Through.
Remember Paul. In the storm he determined to Press Through to the Promise rather than consider the problem. “I believe God.”
22. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
Folks, I am determined to Press Through. I am determined to Hold On. I am determined to Believe God. I have set my face LIKE FLINT to seek Jesus and to Know Jesus as I have never known Him in my life. Are YOU? Are you SET in your MIND to PRESS THROUGH?
How do we get God’s Supply to our Need? He has it. How do we get it? It begins by a determination to PRESS THROUGH.
A Kingdom Key
God has the Supply if you have the need.. Kingdom principles in operation will draw from God’s Supply and satisfy your Need.. The Bible is our operation Manual. It is Alive with God’s Power and will Provide the Answer you are seeking for. There is a Kingdom Key that will unlock the door to God’s Supply and channel that Supply to your Need. We can boldly and confidently confess: “Our God whom we serve is Able to Deliver us… and He will deliver us out of thy hand, O (satan) king.. (Dan 3:17).
God wants you to prosper in everything you set your hand to do. God wants you well, full of wisdom, overcoming worry, prospering, living in complete deliverance from all satan’s snares and temptations, strong in mind and body, mature and complete and perfect..
2Pet. 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God has resources to get you where He wants you.. He has the ABILITY to get you where He wants you and to give you what He wants you to have. You cannot make it on your own… You need God. That is exactly why you are failing in certain areas of your life right now. God wants you to PRESS THROUGH and that is what we are going to deal with today.
Many people in the Bible PRESSED THROUGH to GOD. If they can, we can.. If they did, we should.. If they received, we can receive.. God has not changed nor has satan.. The same Word that defeated the devil still works and will work for you.. Today.. now…
Mark chapter 5 is our text. In this chapter, Jesus conquers demons, disease and death.
The man from Gadara who was full of demons got delivered..
The woman with the issue of Blood got healed of her disease.
The daughter of the Ruler of the Synagogue who died got raised from the dead..
The Woman with an issue of blood is our example.
I. SHE HAD A NEED… A SERIOUS NEED (25)
Her need was not a new need. She had been sick for 12 years. In these 12 years the Scripture tells us that she SUFFERED. She was vexed and tormented by this persistent problem. (That is just like the devil.. he comes to steal, kill and destroy.) She not only suffered physically, but she SPENT ALL she had. She was sick and she was broke. She had been sick and that sickness had stolen all her financial resources. She had exhausted all her resources and was still sick. Not only was she SICK and BROKE but she never got any better… instead she grew WORSE and WORSE. She was caught up in a HOPELESS and FUTILE and FATAL set of circumstances. This is just the kind of case Jesus specializes in..
Is this like YOU? Have you been vexed and tormented for years by the enemy? Has he robbed from you and made you miserable? Have you wearied in your warfare with him? Does it seem like he will never quit or let up or ease up? Have you suffered at the hand of satan? Have you done all you knew to do and yet you got worse? (Spent all you had and yet was nothing bettered?) You have seen no improvement and experienced no relief in spite of your efforts? Are you worse and not better? THEN YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.. This is your DAY of DELIVERANCE.. Your Need will be SUPPLIED according to God’s Riches in Glory by and through Christ Jesus.. Your “nothing better, growing worse” situation is just about over.. You will be better and you will not grow worse.. Hallelujah..
II. SHE HEARD ABOUT JESUS (27)
This woman had HEARD about JESUS. What do you think that she had heard? Did she hear that the “day of miracles is over”? Did she hear that in this “dispensation” healing did not work? Did she hear that the “supernatural” has no place in modern, structured, organized churches? Did she hear that the “gifts of the Holy Ghost” and “tongues” were not for today? What do you think that she heard? She heard that He was healing the sick and raising the dead and casing out devils.. She knew that Jesus had the SUPPLY for her NEED.. If she had heard all this negative stuff that most people are hearing in their churches today, she would have a hard time believing. She would have been Religious, but she would have been wrong. She would have been “Theologically Correct” but she would have died.
What have YOU heard about JESUS where you go to church? What you hear about Jesus should determine WHERE you go to church.. Because WHERE you go to church will determine what you HEAR about JESUS.. If His Gospel is limited and restrained and watered-down where you go to church, you will not get what you need from God and God will not get what He wants from you..
III. SHE RISKED HER LIFE TO GET WHERE JESUS WAS (27)
She literally RISKED her LIFE to get where Jesus was. According to the Law, she was ceremonially “unclean” because of her issue of blood and was subject to being stoned to death if she was caught out in public. She counted the cost and made the decision and MOVED OUT. She faced certain and terrible death if she were caught… but she HAD to GET to where JESUS WAS.. She risked her life..
Some today cannot risk a Ball Game or a TV program to get where Jesus is.
Some will not risk Religion or Tradition or Custom or Denomination to get where Jesus is. Others refuse to risk comfort, convenience and time and effort. No wonder we have trouble getting what Jesus has for us. This woman VENTURED OUT.. She LAUNCHED OUT.. She PRESSED THROUGH.. She Believed, Trusted, Risked her life and in great DESPERATION set her course to get her need met and receive her healing.. She did not wait until later or for a more convenient set of circumstances… she MOVED in the midst of great RISK because she KNEW Jesus had her answer..
Do you BELIEVE JESUS has your ANSWER TODAY?
Are you willing to take some RISKS in order to get through to Jesus?
Is your REPUTATION more important than your HEALING?
Are your so called “friends” more important to you than receiving your ANSWER?
Are your RELATIVES standing in your way?
Are they preventing you from LAUNCHING OUT and VENTURING OUT and MOVING with GOD? Some of you are being held back and restrained and hindered because you are AFRAID of what OTHERS WILL THINK or SAY if you RISK ALL in order to GAIN JESUS.. Learn from this DESPERATE, NEEDY, DYING woman… she RISKED EVERYTHING and LOST NOTHING but her SICKNESS. She FOUND JESUS. Hallelujah..
IV. SHE WAS DETERMINED TO GET TO JESUS (27)
The Scripture says: “she came in the press behind and touched His garment…” The word “Press” comes from a Greek word meaning “RIOT”… there was a “riot” going on around Jesus, yet this woman was determined to Press Through in order to get to Jesus. She would not be denied. She would not give up because of a difficult or impossible situation. She was not discouraged and she did not back down… she made up her mind to get her answer and she refused defeat and delay. She was desperate and she was determined. She knew Jesus had her answer. She totally refused to allow satan to prevent her from getting what was rightfully hers.. What “riot” has hindered you? What difficulty or impossibility has made you give up and quit? Are you not willing to COME THROUGH the PRESS in order to TOUCH JESUS? It is never easy and it is never convenient. It always demands COMMITTMENT and DETERMINATION and BOLDNESS.
The magnitude of the problem did not hinder the woman. The impossibility of the situation did not prevent her from keeping on. The “riot” was not big enough to keep her away from Jesus. If YOU will COME THROUGH the PRESS (Fight through every difficulty) you can TOUCH JESUS, TOO.. demon forces will fight you. satanic powers will resist you. hell will rise up against you. Will you COME THROUGH the PRESS? Jesus is here NOW… one TOUCH and you will be made WHOLE..
V. SHE RECEIVED WHAT SHE BELIEVED (29)
(1) She believed that JESUS could heal her and would heal her. She believed in spite of what others said or thought or did. She risked her life to get where Jesus was. She knew her healing depended on what she did with what she believed.
(2) She made a powerful verbal faith-confession.. “If I may touch but His clothes, I SHALL BE WHOLE..” Notice her faith: “I shall be (not may be or hope to be or one day will be..) but I shall be WHOLE..” (“Whole” here is the Greek “SOZO” which is the all-inclusive word for “salvation”: delivered… healed… saved… protected… prospered… preserved).
(3) She did what she confessed. She said and then she did. Her faith was followed through with ACTION. “Faith without works is dead” or “faith without corresponding action is no good…” She acted on what she believed..
(4) She received what she believed.. “And straightway (immediately) the fountain of her blood (unchecked for 12 years) was dried up and she FELT in her body that she was healed of that plague” (verse 29)
VI. GOD KNOWS WHEN A BELIEVER PRESSES THROUGH (30)
Jesus knew that “Virtue” (dunamis: miraculous, wonder-working power) had “gone out of Him”…
Many were touching Him but only ONE TOUCHED him in FAITH. The Faith Touch is a “different touch”.. It is the “faith touch” that pleases God..
He delights in His children PRESSING THROUGH to TOUCH HIM.
He knows it and He delights in it..
“Without Faith it is impossible to please Him..”
How long has it been since YOU PRESSED THROUGH TO GOD?
Would you like to TAP into HIS POWER TODAY? He is here and you can come through the press.. One touch will change your life and set you free.. Don’t be discouraged or dismayed or afraid.. Get up RIGHT NOW and COME TOUCH JESUS and BE MADE WHOLE.
Pressure can mold you into what you need to be.
In each of these cases:
1. There was determination
2. There was willingness to take a risk
3. There was an inner knowing that all would be OK
4. There was an understanding that Jesus could and would do it
5. There was faith
6. There was willingness to “Pay the Price”
7. There was Victory
8. There was Glory given to God