Messiah in Yom HaBikkurim Chapter 89

Miracle #18. Healing bleeding disorder.

  1. The Eighteenth Miracle of Messiah
  2. Opening-up questions and clues
  3. The 18th and 19th Miracles share a common spiritual meaning
  4. The faith of the woman increased the faith of the ruler of the synagogue
  5. This narrative of Messiah prophetically applies to Israel and the Jewish people today
  6. The woman devised a brilliant plan
  7. Messiah knew power from Avinu Shebashamayim had gone out from Him
  8. The woman possessed very special scriptural knowledge
  9. The healing power of the Four Wings of Heaven
  10. The prayers of this Daughter of Israel reached the highest heaven

The Seventeenth Miracle of Messiah:

Mattai 9:20-22

וְהִנֵּה אִשָׁה זָבַת דָּם שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה נִגְּשָׁה מֵאַחֲרָיו וַתִּגַּע בִּכְנַף בִּגְדוֹ׃ כִּי אָמְרָה בְּלִבָּהּ רַק אִם־אֶגַּע בְּבִגְדוֹ אִוָּשֵׁעַ׃ וַיִּפֶן יֵשׁוּעַ וַיַּרְא אוֹתָהּ וַיֹּאמַר חִזְקִי בִתִּי אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הוֹשִׁיעָה לָּךְ וַתִּוָּשַׁע הָאִשָׁה מִן־הַשָׁעָה הַהִיא׃

וְהִנֵּה אִשָּׁה שֶׁהָיְתָה זָבַת דָּם שְׁתֵּים־עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה הִתְקָרְבָה מֵאָחוֹר וְנָגְעָה בִּכְנַף בִּגְדוֹ, כִּי אָמְרָה בְּלִבָּהּ ‘אִם רַק אֶגַּע בְּבִגְדוֹ אֶתְרַפֵּא’. פָּנָה יֵשׁוּעַ וְרָאָה אוֹתָהּ. אָמַר לָהּ: “חִזְקִי, בִּתִּי, אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הוֹשִׁיעָה אוֹתָךְ.” מֵאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה נִרְפְּאָה הָאִשָּׁה. פ

But then a woman with a flow of blood for twelve years approached from behind Him (the Messiah) and touched the corner of His garment, for she said in her heart, “If only I touch His garment, I will be saved” (i.e. saved from her ailment). Yeshua turned and saw her and said, “Be strong, my daughter. Your faith has saved you.” From that time the woman was saved (cured).

Markos 5:24-34

וַיֵּלֶךְ אִתּוֹ וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו הָמוֹן רָב וַיִּדְחָקֻהוּ׃ וְאִשָּׁה הָיְתָה בְּזוֹב דָּמֶיהָ שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה׃ וְהִיא נַעֲנָה הַרְבֵּה תַּחַת יְדֵי רֹפְאִים רַבִּים וְהוֹצִיאָה אֶת־כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־לָהּ וְלֹא לְהוֹעִיל כִּי אִם כָּבְדָה מַחֲלָתָהּ מְאֹד׃ וַיְהִי כְּשָׁמְעָהּ אֶת־שֵׁמַע יֵשׁוּעַ וַתָּבוֹא בְּתוֹךְ הֲמוֹן הָעָם מֵאַחֲרָיו וַתִּגַּע בְּבִגְדוֹ׃ כִּי אָמְרָה אַךְ אֶגַּע בִּבְגָדָיו וְאִוָּשֵׁעָה׃ וַיִּיבַשׁ מְקוֹר דָּמֶיהָ פִּתְאֹם וַתָּבֶן בִּבְשָׂרָה כִּי נִרְפָּא נִגְעָהּ׃ וּבְרֶגַע יָדַע יֵשׁוּעַ בְּנַפְשׁוֹ כִּי גְּבוּרָה יָצְאָה מִמֶּנּוּ וַיִּפֶן בְּתוֹךְ הָעָם וַיֹּאמֶר מִי נָגַע בִּבְגָדָי׃ וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו תַּלְמִידָיו הִנְּךָ רֹאֶה אֶת־הֶהָמוֹן דּוֹחֵק אֹתְךָ וְאָמַרְתָּ מִי־נָגַע בִּי׃ וַיַּבֵּט סָבִיב לִרְאוֹת אֶת־אֲשֶׁר עָשְׂתָה זֹּאת׃ וְהָאִשָּׁה יָרְאָה וְחָרְדָה כִּי יָדְעָה אֶת־אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה לָהּ וַתָּבֹא וַתִּפֹּל לְפָנָיו וַתַּגֶּד־לוֹ אֵת כָּל הָאֱמֶת׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ בִּתִּי אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הוֹשִׁיעָה לָּךְ לְכִי לְשָׁלוֹם וְחָיִית מִנִּגְעֵךְ׃

יֵשׁוּעַ הָלַךְ אִתּוֹ, וְאַחֲרָיו הוֹלְכִים הָמוֹן רַב וְדוֹחֲקִים אוֹתוֹ. וְאִשָּׁה זָבַת דָּם זֶה שְׁתֵּים־עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה – שֶׁסָּבְלָה רַבּוֹת בִּידֵי רוֹפְאִים רַבִּים וְהוֹצִיאָה אֶת כָּל רְכוּשָׁהּ, וְלֹא הוּטַב לָהּ אֶלָּא שֶׁעוֹד הוּרַע לָהּ – כְּשָׁמְעָהּ עַל־אוֹדוֹת יֵשׁוּעַ, בָּאָה מֵאָחוֹר בְּתוֹךְ הֶהָמוֹן וְנָגְעָה בְּבִגְדוֹ, כִּי אָמְרָה “אִם אֶגַּע אֲפִלּוּ בִּבְגָדָיו אֶתְרַפֵּא.” בּוֹ בָּרֶגַע הִתְיַבֵּשׁ מְקוֹר דָּמָהּ וְהִיא חָשָׁה בְּגוּפָהּ שֶׁנִּרְפְּאָה מִן הַמַּחֲלָה. מִיָּד הִבְחִין יֵשׁוּעַ בְּתוֹכוֹ הוּא שֶׁיָּצְאָה מִמֶּנּוּ גְּבוּרָה. פָּנָה אֶל הֶהָמוֹן וְאָמַר: “מִי נָגַע בִּבְגָדַי?” אָמְרוּ לוֹ תַּלְמִידָיו: “אַתָּה רוֹאֶה אֶת הֶהָמוֹן דּוֹחֵק אוֹתְךָ וְאַתָּה שׁוֹאֵל ‘מִי נָגַע בִּי’?” הוּא הִבִּיט סְבִיבוֹ לִרְאוֹת מִי עָשָׂה זֹאת. פָּחֲדָה הָאִשָּׁה וְרָעֲדָה, כִּי יָדְעָה מַה שֶּׁקָּרָה לָהּ. הִיא נִגְּשָׁה וְנָפְלָה לְפָנָיו וְאָמְרָה לוֹ אֶת כָּל הָאֱמֶת. אָמַר לָהּ: “בִּתִּי, אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הוֹשִׁיעָה אוֹתָךְ. לְכִי לְשָׁלוֹם וְהֵרָפְאִי מִמַּחֲלָתֵךְ.” פ

He went with him (Ya’ir, an officer of the synagogue; cf. 5:22-23) and a large crowd followed Him, and they were pressing against Him. There was a woman with a flow of blood for twelve years. She suffered very much under the hands of many physicians (or healers), and she spent all that she had, but to no avail. Rather, her ailment had become very severe. When she heard the news of Yeshua, she came to the middle of the crowd of people from behind Him and touched His garment. For she said, “If I just touch His clothes, I will be saved” (i.e. from her ailment). The source of her blood suddenly became dry, and she discerned in her flesh that her affliction was healed. And in a moment, Yeshua knew in His soul that power had gone out from Him, and He turned in the middle of the people and said, “Who touched My clothes?” His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing you, and you say, ‘Who touched Me?’” But He looked around intently to see the one who had done this. The woman was afraid and trembled because she knew what had happened to her, but she came and fell before Him and told Him the whole truth. He said to her, “My daughter, your faith has saved you; go in shalom and be revived from your affliction (illness).”

Lukas 8:43-48

וְאִשָּׁה זָבַת דָּם שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה אֲשֶׁר הוֹצִיאָה כָל־מִחְיָתָהּ לָרֹפְאִים וְאֵין אִישׁ יָכֹל לְרַפֹּאתָהּ׃ הִיא קָרְבָה מֵאַחֲרָיו וַתִּגַּע בִּכְנַף בִּגְדוֹ וַיַּעֲמֹד זוֹב דָּמֶיהָ פִּתְאֹם׃ וַיֹּאמֶר יֵשׁוּעַ מִי־זֶה נָגַע־בִּי וַיְכַחֲשׁוּ כֻלָּם וַיֹּאמֶר פֶּטְרוֹס וְהָעֹמְדִים אֶצְלוֹ מוֹרֶה הֲמוֹן הָעָם דֹּחֲקִים וְלֹחֲצִים אֹתָךְ וְאַתָּה תֹאמַר מִי נָגַע בִּי׃ וַיֹּאמֶר יֵשׁוּעַ נָגַע בִּי אָדָם כִּי יָדַעְתִּי אֲשֶׁר יָצְאָה מִמֶּנִּי גְּבוּרָה׃ וַתֵּרֶא הָאִשָּׁה כִּי לֹא־נִסְתְּרָה מִמֶּנּוּ וַתִּגַּשׁ בַּחֲרָדָה וַתִּפֹּל לְפָנָיו וַתַּגֵּד בְּאָזְנֵי כָל־הָעָם עַל־מֶה נָגְעָה בּוֹ וְאֵת אֲשֶׁר נִרְפְּאָה פִּתְאֹם׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ חִזְקִי בִּתִּי אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הוֹשִׁיעָה לָּךְ לְכִי לְשָׁלוֹם׃

וְאִשָּׁה זָבַת דָּם זֶה שְׁתֵּים־עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה – שֶׁהוֹצִיאָה אֶת כָּל מִחְיָתָהּ עַל רוֹפְאִים וְאִישׁ לֹא הִצְלִיחַ לְרַפְּאָהּ – הִתְקָרְבָה מֵאֲחוֹרָיו וְנָגְעָה בִּכְנַף בִּגְדוֹ. מִיָּד נֶעֱצַר זוֹב דָּמָהּ. שָׁאַל יֵשׁוּעַ: “מִי זֶה שֶׁנָּגַע בִּי?” כֵּיוָן שֶׁהַכֹּל הִכְחִישׁוּ, אָמַר כֵּיפָא: “אֲדוֹנִי, הֲמוֹן הָעָם דּוֹחֵק וְלוֹחֵץ אוֹתְךָ!” אַךְ יֵשׁוּעַ אָמַר: “מִישֶׁהוּ נָגַע בִּי, כִּי הִבְחַנְתִּי שֶׁיָּצְאָה מִמֶּנִּי גְּבוּרָה.” הָאִשָּׁה, כִּרְאוֹתָהּ שֶׁאֵין הִיא נִסְתֶּרֶת מִמֶּנּוּ, נִגְּשָׁה בִּרְעָדָה וְנָפְלָה לְפָנָיו, וּבְאָזְנֵי כָּל הָעָם סִפְּרָה מַדּוּעַ נָגְעָה בּוֹ, וְכִי נִרְפְּאָה מִיָּד. אָמַר לָהּ יֵשׁוּעַ: “אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הוֹשִׁיעָה אוֹתָךְ, בִּתִּי, לְכִי לְשָׁלוֹם.” פ

There was a woman with a discharge of blood for twelve years, who had spent all of her livelihood for healers and no one was able to heal her. She drew near from behind Him and touched the corner of His garment. Her discharge of blood suddenly stopped.  Yeshua said, “Who is it that touched Me?” But all of them denied it. Petros and those standing by Him said, “Teacher, this crowd of people is pressing and pushing you, and you say, ‘’Who touched Me?” Yeshua said, “A person touched Me. I know this because power has gone forth from Me.” The woman was afraid because she was not hidden from Him. So she approached trembling and fell before Him. She explained in the ears of all of the people why she had touched Him and that she had suddenly been healed. He said to her, “Be strong, my daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in shalom.”

Opening-up questions and clues:

The following opening-up questions and clues are provided as an introduction to this study on the 18th Miracle of Messiah:

Look at the symbolism of the above miracle narrative: At what location does the miracle occur? How is it that the woman’s bleeding disorder makes her ceremonially unclean? How does this affliction make the woman a social outcast? What is the connection of the ceremonially unclean woman with the bleeding disorder and the ruler of the synagogue in Capernaum? What is the spiritual meaning of the woman touching the hem (corner) of the Messiah’s garment? Clue: What is a tallit? What is a tzitizit? Read Malchi 4:2. What is the spiritual significance of the number twelve in the Hebrew Scriptures? How many years had the the woman suffered from her affliction? How many years old was the daughter of Jarius, the ruler of the synagogue in Capernaum? Why was it important that the woman with the bleeding disorder be healed before Jarius’ daughter?

The 18th and 19th Miracles share a common spiritual meaning:

This Eighteenth Miracle of the Messiah, the healing of a women’s bleeding disorder, is ironically a consequence of the next miracle, “raising Jarius’ daughter.” Jarius, the ruler of the synagogue in Capernaum (the Village of Comfort and Consolation), had just been pleading for the Messiah Yeshua to go to his home and heal his daughter. While Jarius was escorting the Messiah to his home the unnamed woman with a bleeding disorder deliberately touched the hem (one of the four ‘wings’) of His cloak and she was healed immediately.  The irony was that the woman was healed ‘before’ the synagogue ruler’s daughter was healed. Providentially, by the Messiah setting out to heal the seriously ill daughter of the synagogue ruler this poor daughter of Israel was healed too. As we shall see, therefore,  throughout this study and in the next chapter the chronological order and united association of these two miracles possesses a common spiritual meaning. Why was it of critical importance that the woman with the bleeding disorder be healed before Jarius’ daughter?  Answer: The incredible faith of the unclean woman was necessary to increase the faith of the ruler of the synagogue of Capernaum, sufficient for him to believe that the Messiah could raise His daughter up from death.

The faith of the woman increased the faith of the ruler of the synagogue:

As the Messiah was on His way to heal the synagogue ruler’s daughter He met this ceremonially unclean woman who believed that if she could just touch the hem of the Master’s cloak she would be healed. The duration of her suffering from her hemorrhaging was twelve years. This may have been a common menstrual disorder or most likely a uterine hemorrhage. The number twelve is a symbol of the “governance” of the nation and people of Israel. This means the woman’s suffering is a prophetic symbol of the suffering of the nation and its people due to the defiling influence of our healers (spiritual physicians: priestly and rabbinic) that have failed to provide us an effective healing remedy. The past, present, and future spiritual practitioners (false teachers-healers) that this Daughter of Israel suffered under, the priests and rabbis, are prophetically symbolized in the narrative description: She suffered very much under the hands of many physicians (or healers), and she spent all that she had, but to no avail. Therefore, in spite of all of the sacrifices at the Temple (the flow of blood) and the libraries of inexhaustible rabbinical effort (halakhot) that had been constructed and performed to please Adonai, nothing was working! However, one thing was working and that was the ministry of the Mashiach! The fact of the matter was that the healing of the woman—a symbol of the “salvation” of the nation and people of Israel—had to come first before the faith of the teaching ruler of the synagogue might increase. Increase in what way? The faith of the leadership of the synagogue had to be increased sufficient to believe in Messiah’s power to physically (and spiritually) resurrect ‘the Daughter’ from the dead.

This narrative of Messiah prophetically applies to Israel and the Jewish people today:

I believe that this narrative applies to Modern Israel and the Jewish people today. This is a prophecy that, as before, messianic faith will first be stirred up in the non-practicing Jews of the world; who are sick of a never-ending flow of useless repetitive religious practices that possess no true power to heal our individual and collective Hebrew soul. This phenomena of reaching the non-practicing Jews before reaching the orthodox-practicing Jews happened in the first century, in the time of the Messiah’s first appearance in Israel.  And it is happening again today! As it is written:

אַחַי, רְאוּ מִי אַתֶּם שֶׁנִּקְרֵאתֶם: לֹא רַבִּים מִכֶּם חֲכָמִים מִבְּחִינַת הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, לֹא רַבִּים חֲזָקִים וְלֹא רַבִּים רָמֵי יַחַשׂ. אֲבָל אֱלֹהִים בָּחַר בַּכְּסִילִים אֲשֶׁר בָּעוֹלָם כְּדֵי לְבַיֵּשׁ אֶת הַחֲכָמִים, וּבַחַלָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר בָּעוֹלָם כְּדֵי לְבַיֵּשׁ אֶת הַחֲזָקִים; בַּנְּחוּתִים אֲשֶׁר בָּעוֹלָם וּבַנֶּחְשָׁבִים לִפְחוּתֵי עֵרֶךְ בָּחַר אֱלֹהִים, בַּדְּבָרִים שֶׁהֵם כְּאֶפֶס, כְּדֵי לְהַשְׁפִּיל עַד לְאֶפֶס אֶת הַדְּבָרִים הַקַּיָּמִים, לְמַעַן לֹא יִתְהַלֵּל אִישׁ לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים. אֲבָל מִמֶּנּוּ קַיָּמִים אַתֶּם בַּמָּשִׁיחַ יֵשׁוּעַ אֲשֶׁר הָיָה לָנוּ לְחָכְמָה מֵאֵת אֱלֹהִים, לִצְדָקָה, לִקְדֻשָּׁה וְלִפְדוּת, כְּדֵי שֶׁהַמִּתְהַלֵּל יִתְהַלֵּל בַּיהוה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁגַּם כָּתוּב.פ

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh (naturalistic human understanding), not many mighty, not many noble; but Adonai has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and Adonai has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised Adonai has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no person may boast before Adonai. But by His doing you are in the Mashiach Yeshua, who became to us wisdom from Adonai, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN HASHEM!” Most of our brothers and sisters today who are messianic Jews were at the first mostly non-practicing (ceremonially unclean) Jews. Then we found the Messiah. How? Just like the woman in this supernatural healing narrative, we found the Messiah in the Scriptures (the Written Law)! First in the Tanakh and yes, second in the Brit Chadashah. This means that all of us who are messianic Jews today are the prophetic fulfillment of the unclean ones (the non-practicing Yehudim) who have been cleansed by the Hand of the Messiah. The Hand of the Messiah is the supernatural teaching and healing ministry of the Ruach HaKodesh ka’sher dibber (the Promised Spirit of Holiness). The Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness, the gift of the Father, is the real supernatural Oral Law that was promised by the prophets and the Messiah. The oral law of the Prushim rabbinate and their successors is a very false substitute.

The woman devised a brilliant plan:

The presence of the bleeding disorder made the woman ceremonially unclean (Leviticus 15:19-30). This uncleanness prohibited the woman from participating in all of the worship activities of the Jewish community. It also made anyone who came into physical contact with the woman ceremonially unclean. This made this unnamed woman a social outcast to her own people for 12 years. The woman had heard about the healing power of Rabbi Yeshua. Her faith was aroused. So she devised a plan for her healing. She would come up from behind Him in the crowd and despite her uncleanness, she would touch the hem of His cloak. Then she would be healed and slip away unobserved. Sure enough, when the woman unbeknownst to the Messiah came up from behind Him and touched the hem of His outer garment, she was instantly healed. Immediately her bleeding stopped. She “felt” the healing sensation in her body and she knew that she had been healed and “saved,” permanently delivered from her physical suffering and social isolation. As she had originally surmised, her healing was from the heavenly power of the Most High (El-Elyon); and it was without any overt permission from His Servant, Messiah Yeshua.

Messiah knew power from Avinu Shebashamayim had gone out from Him:

The woman got her miracle healing. However, one small part of her plan was deficient. She failed in her get-away plan! Immediately when the woman was healed the Messiah realized that “power” from His Heavenly Father “had gone out from Him.” Aware of how the miracle took place, Rabbeinu Yeshua turned around and asked, “Who touched My clothes?” Facing the general direction of the healed woman the Messiah wanted to establish a personal relationship with the one who had received the miracle. As to the deficient perspective of the disciples, they thought the Messiah’s question was absurd. They had not a clue at what had just happened between the unclean woman and their Master, Rabbi Yeshua. The disciples only perceived that as usual lots of people were touching the Master. Never before had it been an issue that someone was touching the clothes of the Master. Lots of people were touching His clothes. So they were puzzled. What did the Master mean by His strange remark, “Who touched My clothes?”

The woman possessed very special scriptural knowledge:

What was the meaning of Rabbeinu Yeshua’s remark, “Who touched my clothes?” Specifically what part of His outer garment did the suffering woman touch? What was so important about the woman touching the hem of the Messiah’s garment? What was different here from all of the other thousands of times that people from the crowd had touched the clothes of the Master? The woman was in no way ordinary. What this daughter of Israel did was spiritually brilliant. In spite of the fact that she had for 12 years been banned from attending the synagogue and was a social outcast she knew her scriptures very well.

We have no idea, in the male dominated culture of her time, how she managed to know about the spiritual meaning of the four royal blue cords that were located at the hem of the Messiah’s outer garments. The healed woman possessed special knowledge. It appears before she became ceremonially unclean and an outcast to her people, she had been exposed to a great deal of specialized spiritual teaching. Possibly the woman’s father was the previous ruler of the synagogue at Capernaum or some other synagogue. In this way she would have been exposed to all of the teaching leaders of the nation, as they both had occasion to be received as honored guests at her father’s home and to speak as visiting rabbis at the synagogue. We don’t really know how she acquired her knowledge only that she applied the Hebrew Scriptures in a special way that no one in all of Israel had ever done before.

The healing power of the Four Wings of Heaven:

There can be no doubt that this unnamed Jewess somehow knew about the supernatural healing power of Messiah that was given witness to in the prophetic writings of the last known prophet attested to in the Tanakh, the prophet Malachi. The prophet Malachi (also spelled Malaki, My Messenger) promised the people of Israel that there would come a time when Israel would behold not just the brilliant glory of the Torah (the mirror image of the Face of Adonai), but Israel would behold the actual glory of the Face of our Father in Heaven: the face of His Son, the Messiah Ben El-Elyon. Messiah is the Sun of Righteousness (שֶׁמֶשׁ צְדָקָה) who Malachi prophesied would appear at the Temple with “healing in [His] wings” (Malachi 4:2):

וְזָרְחָה לָכֶם יִרְאֵי שְׁמִי שֶׁמֶשׁ צְדָקָה וּמַרְפֵּא בִּכְנָפֶיהָ וִֽיצָאתֶם וּפִשְׁתֶּם כְּעֶגְלֵי מַרְבֵּֽק׃

“But for you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness (shemesh tzedakah-שֶׁמֶשׁ צְדָקָה) will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.” Malachi’s prophecy that promised the Mashiach would come to the Temple and bring healing in His Wings (kanafim, i.e. the healing Presence of the Spirit of Holiness) is related to the four corners of the tent of prayer, the “tzitzit.” On the tzitzit there are four blue cords. These cords represent the healing power of heaven that hold together all of the sacred 613 Commandments. The “kanafim” are called both “wings” and “corners.” Without the Presence of the four wings (the corners of N-S-E-W) that is a symbol of all of the heavenly Father’s life, rule, heavenly power, and universal authority none of the 613 Commandments could ever be fulfilled! Without the life of the Presence of the Heavenly Father residing with us (and within us) our prayers could not possess the means to reach (“touch”) heaven. The Presence of the four wings on the tzitzit is a Sign that Adonai has given to the children of Israel the actual means (power, authority) to communicate to Him at any time. Adonai Rofekha (Your Healer) has given you cleansing for your sins and the good gift of (His) Righteousness—the permanent Indwelling Presence of His Spirit of Holiness.

The prayers of this Daughter of Israel reached the highest heaven:

When the Messiah first asked who touched one of the wings at the corners of His prayer mantle, it took a little while for the healed woman to overcome her “trembling with fear.” Although she knew that she had been healed she was not certain what would happen next. Nevertheless, in courage and respect the woman personally revealed herself and told Rabbi Yeshua everything. Rabbeinu Yeshua honored the woman by publicly addressing her with the affectionate title, “Daughter.” This is the only time that we know that the Messiah addressed anyone in this manner. The special addressal was Yeshua’s way of acknowledging the incredible spiritual knowledge and exercise of faith that this Jewess possessed. Her outstanding faith secured for her both the healing power of Heaven and the final assurance from Messiah that her healing was complete and permanent. Her restoration to wholeness also served to inspire the next miracle, the raising of Jarius’ daughter who died after living for 12 years.

TO BE CONTINUED WINTER 2018…

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