This is the 7th of 7 devotions with the theme of
(Adapted from Ezekiel 16:6; Luke 8:43-44)
It was summer of 1997 and I had just recovered from a miscarriage. My body and my emotions were healing from the trauma of losing a baby. We desperately wanted a child but my body was sending us the message that it was not possible. One afternoon I began to bleed uncontrollably. I felt like I was hemorrhaging and fear gripped my mind like a vice.
I have never seen Kent anxious or worried over anything and this situation was no different. He looked up a scripture he had heard before and spoke it over me. He touched my tummy and spoke the Word of the Living God. He commanded the bleeding to stop and for my body to normalize.
And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood,
I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live!
Yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live!
Hearing the Word, the fear lifted and almost immediately the bleeding stopped.
We were reminded of the woman in scripture who had suffered from a flow of blood. This woman bled for twelve years! She went to more than one physician but no one was able to help her. But she heard that Jesus was in town and she made her way to him.
She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of His garment,
and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
Two thousand years ago, this woman had to seek Jesus out and reach out and physically touch Him. I am sure that she didn’t feel like pushing through a crowd toward Jesus. But she knew if she could touch him, he could make her bleeding stop.
That summer afternoon we reached out by faith and touched the fringe of His garment. The woman with the issue of blood touched the Word and was made whole. When we spoke the Word, I was made whole.
Father, thank you for directing us to Your Word that day 16 years ago, to receive help and healing in a time of trouble. It is my desire to take every issue, every challenge, every obstacle to Your throne of grace and speak the Living Word over it and receive whatever I need. Thank you for the power of Your Word.
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(Adapted from Ezekiel 16:6; Luke 8:43-44; Romans 5:8)
When I saw you polluted in your own blood I said to you “Live!”
I said to you, “Live!” (3X)
But God so rich in mercy because of His great love
The love with which he loved us while we were yet sinners
While we were still in our sins Christ died for us (3X)
WordsAndMusic by KentCliffordCooley
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This is the impartation devotion.
Father, as I stand praying,
I forgive everyone and I receive everything you have for me.
By the stripes of Your son, Jesus, I am healed.
I receive my healing now! In Jesus name