Bishop T.D. Jakes sermon on deliverance and healing
I don’t know any thing about the woman with the issue of blood. She could have been any woman. She could have been every woman. Perhaps the Lord referred to her in such a generic manner so that any woman could relate to her and put her name in her place.
An issue of blood is normal for a woman. This woman’s problem was that hr issue of blood lasted too long. It didn’t go away.
Have you ever had a problem that stayed around too long? Have you ever said, I’ll surely have had children, I will have entered fully into my ministry, and I will have accomplished what God created for me to do”?
Problem that linger too long are problems that drain away your life. That’s what happens to this woman. She had had an issue of blood for twelve years, and her life had drained away from her.
When a problem stays around too long, you end up with two problems instead of one. You’ve got original problem, and then you’ve got the problem that your problem won’t go away. The fact that you’ve had the same problem for so long begins to grate on you.
Your problem will begin to speak to you. “I am your problem for the rest of your life!”
Your problem will remind you of a pattern for the rest of your life. It will remain you of how you grew up and give you all the details of every negative thing you have ever experienced. That’s because it is engineered by the devil. The enemy loves to brag about how long he has been around.
Your issue may not be blood. Whatever it is, however, it is like this woman’s problem if it is draining the life out of you, it’s diminishing your vitality, your sparkle, your energy, your enthusiasm for living. It isn’t money, it’s the children. If it’s children, it’s your marriage. If it isn’t your marriage, it’s your lack of marriage. If it is not that, it’s something else.
Your issue today may be a need – a need to touch Jesus for salvation. It may be a need to touch Him for healing in your Body, for your marriage, your family, or your ministry.
I don’t know what your issue is, but I know this: Every woman has one. There’s always something. Looking long enough, listen hard enough, be sensitive enough… and you’ll discover it. You may be in denial about your own problem. Look deep into your own heart, listen to your own talk… and you’ll find it. It is your life-draining issue that Jesus wants to heal.
Source: Bishop T.D. Jakes