Pressing Into Jesus: Minister Ciera Haynes
Luke 8:43. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,] but no one could heal her. 44. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. 45. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” 46. But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” 47. Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
Pressing is needed to live a whole victorious life in Christ. Pressing to receive everything he has for you, which is HEALING, DELIVERANCE, RESTORATION, WHOLENESS, SALVATION, BREAKTROUGH, POWER, AUTHORITY, SUPERNATURAL BLESSINGS AND FAVOR and MY FAVORITE= BEING IN LOVE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Once we draw near to Christ, make him our Lord and Savior, fully receive the Holy Spirit and as He dwells in us the way He desires to dwell, the Holy Spirit will help and teach us how to do great and mighty things. He will teach us to press into Jesus!
Pressing is not always easy like drinking lemonade and reading your favorite book. Pressing at times can be HARD AND TIRESOME and many times you may won’t to give up and say it’s not worth it, because when we press the way the Lord wants us to press, He will strengthen us, build us, mold us, teach us, and help us TO PRESS! Wow how Awesome Our Savior is, He is so Great that even at our lowest times, and darkest hours, Jesus remains right there in front of us knocking at the door of our Hearts waiting for us to open our hearts to receive from Him. He wants to teach us and help us TO PRESS INTO HIM! When we think about the word “Press” most of us come up with moving everything out of our way, or squeezing and moving through crowded places in situations that seem impossible to make it through, and some of us when we want something so strongly and bad enough we become more willing, hungry and thirsty to press to what we are reaching for. No matter how long it takes, we stop caring about what people say or think of us, or even who’s watching us. We can feel our faith getting stronger, our patience lasting longer, our goal and Vision becoming closer and clearer.
One of the Greatest Biblical stories ever told to MAN was of a woman with an issue! Even though her name is never mentioned, I’m going to call her the “Phenomenal Woman” (the woman who had the issue of blood) LUKE 8:43-48 tells of a sick woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years, spending every cent she had on doctors to be healed. She suffered a long time, and because of this illness the Law said she could not be around people for she was considered to be unclean. For 12 long years, the Phenomenal Woman was alone and yearned to be healed of this infirmity. One day she heard about Jesus; the same Jesus who heals the sick, open blinded eyes, make the lame walk, the deaf hear and the dumb speak, she realized that there was something special about Jesus! Her faith rose to a different level, and her mind was made up, she begin to press into Jesus. All she wanted was to touch the hem of His garment to be made whole. On her hands and knees she crawled through the crowd. Phenomenal Woman was probably getting yelled at or stepped on and yet she continued to press into Jesus. Nothing was going to stop her from get her healing. Phenomenal Woman pressed into Jesus and when she touched his garment she was healed! Whatever you need press into Jesus in faith!