America: The Woman with the Issue of Blood

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America is in a struggle right now and we are hemorrhaging with the shedding of blood. America is wounded with the bullets of anger,division and presumption. She is crying out for complete healing at the root. Although our flesh is in an uproar and our spirits are heavy, it is important to remember that the enemy doesn’t use anything new. He tries to mimic God but he mocks and perverts. Jesus shed His innocent blood so the enemy goes after innocent bloodshed. Whether because of the color of skin or uniform-he is not on a side but will use whoever is available. We must pray against this spirit because truly enough is enough.

As I sought the Lord, I heard the Holy Spirit say that in this moment of time America is a representation of the woman with the issue of blood whose story is outlined in the Bible in Luke Chapter 8:43-48. It reads, “And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, who touched me? And Jesus said, “Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling and falling down before Him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, “Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”

Like this afflicted woman, America is bleeding through the bloodshed of human beings whose lives are being taken by guns held in the hands of ‘fear’ ‘anger’ and ‘miscommunication’. The woman in the Bible bled for 12 years. The number 12 means, “The Government of God”. Ironically, America has moved God very far out of our government. I submit that it is time for America to allow God to govern her. It is time for her to allow Him to govern our hearts, our views, and our actions. It is time to close the gap and allow Him back in.

The woman with the issue of blood tried everything to get her complete healing. She went to many doctors and tried many things to stop the bleeding that she suffered for so many years. America has also tried many things to deal with the issues we are facing today. There is nothing wrong with using the wisdom that God gave to man to have discussions on race relations, protests, demonstrations, meetings and implementing new laws, etc. But as we reflect on the scripture we must take note that the woman’s bleeding did not stop completely until she touched Jesus.

Her bleeding was heavy and most inconvenient because it was happening daily and all of the time. Recently on the news, there has been new bloodshed frequently and abnormally. Women are used to bleeding in cycles on a monthly basis. One way that this bleeding stops is a process that a woman goes through called menopause. Right now would be a good time for men (women) to pause in God’s presence and consult Him for answers so that we can stop this consistent cycle of pain, bloodshed, and loss of life. We need to pause and look to Him for strategies so that when we put our hands to work for the betterment of our country He will be our guiding force.

Humbling ourselves before Him in submission should be the strategy at the top of the list. We need to take our hands off and cease our boasting of having all of the answers and give God’s hand permission to move.

I am sure that the other medical methods that the woman tried were helpful. God gave us medicine and doctors and we are also His vessels in the earth realm. However, these interventions did not heal her problem. They may have given her some relief until she had her destiny moment with Jesus, when her complete healing came. Her complete healing was much better than constantly putting, as we might say, a band-aid over a bullet wound.

I am sure that the woman with the issue of blood was judged by many. Once you are sick for so long people begin to give up on you. They start to think that your current state of sickness is your new normal. Many probably gave up on the fact that she could ever be healed. We must believe that America’s healing is possible.

At some point in her process, she became determined to get to Jesus. Even though people may have been tired of her ailment and hearing of her aches and pains, those same people probably judged her for reaching out to Jesus as well. However, she did not let her determination for healing get crowded out by the ridicule of others or their doubts.

She pushed through because she was ready for something new. She touched Him. When she touched the hem of His garment, Jesus felt the virtue leave from His body. He knew that someone had touched Him in a different way because she tugged his hem with a radical faith.

America, God is calling you to push past color, division, religion, anger, pain, hurt and to touch Him and His hem with a radical faith!  We need His train to fill the temple. In Genesis, when God created the earth, He was creating a temple for Himself. A place where we could worship Him and magnify His glory. This is the only way to our true and complete healing to stop the bleeding.

Daughters of Day, let’s pray for this push. Let’s begin to touch Him in prayer in a new way until His virtue, His wisdom, His peace, His ways and His understanding floods the earth and joins us together. I call to her and decree in faith, “America, your faith has made you whole!”

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