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FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CROWD

The topic before us today; finding your way through the crowd and not to the crowd. What is a crowd?
Word web defines it in two ways; 
1. A large row of things or people considered together
2. An informal body of friends.

From the definition above, a crowd can be a large number of things e.g disappointments, lack, poverty etc or people i.e friends, family, foes and even principalities and powers........ I bet you don't want to hear the last two. What i am trying to say is a crowd is definitely overwhelming or overpowering.
I mean something more than you. It's definitely an unpleasant phase you need to move out from.

How do I find my way through?

Mark 5: 21- 43 (KJV).
To find is to discover. Word web dictionary defines find as ; come upon after searching.
Before a man begins to find his way out of the crowd, then he must have been tired of the crowd i.e tired of his/her condition, health, financial status etc.
No wonder the scriptures said "seek and you will find"- Matthew 7:7.

Below are 5 nuggets you will be discovering as we search our way through the scriptures.

NUGGET 1: DEFINE YOUR PROBLEM AND FIND YOUR WAY.
Verse 22: Jesus was definitely busy with much people gathered, even Jairus was there(one of the rulers of the the synagogue). Just like the saying 'Time waits for no man, so also the crowd.' The crowd will never permit you, you just need find your way.
While they gathered she was defining her issue. "You define to refine".

NUGGET 2: WATCH OUT FOR OPPORTUNITIES, SEIZE THEM.
Verses 23-24 Jairus had a little daughter at the point of death, seeking Jesus lay of his hands on her of which Jesus accepted and was on his way there, the woman with the issue of blood realized this her opportunity and interrupted.
No wonder the scriptures said "watch and pray"- Mark 14:38. Watch!!
Watch out for opportunities in disguise, opportunities not knocking even at your door. Watch out for road signs on your way through the crowd to destiny.

NUGGET 3: MIND NOT THE CROWD; BE FOCUSED.
What business have you got in the crowd or with the crowd? Know why you are there, at that state and condition. Nothing in the crowd will cooperate with you. They all against you. Be focused!

Verse 25:" A certain woman who had an issue of blood 12 years" 12years?? That's a long time.

The crowd must have known her, gossiped about her, mocked her and do all manner of things you can think of. But she knows her issue, she knew where to position herself and follow through.

Remember 'your location determines your allocation'.

Secondly, Verse 26: "she had suffered many things of many physician, shes spent all she had, she grew worse" That's hell on earth! Three in one. What a life!

Definitely her life was all a mess, she should be lost in the crowd by now but NO! She was strong for herself....she was focused.

The Jewish law was against her as she is declared ceremonially uncleaned due to her bleeding issues. (Leviticus 15:25-27), this means that she would not have been permitted for Jewish
religious ceremonies. According to the law, anything/anyone she touched became unclean as well. 'The fact that she was in the crowd trying to reach Jesus means each person who bumped into her would have been unclean as well'.
But all these will not stop her, she's named her issue, not minding the crowd she's finding her way through.

NUGGET 4: BE ATTENTIVE AND POSITIVE!
"To what you hear, you become a heir" the single quote that defines it all.

Verse27:" when she heard of Jesus, came in the press behind and touched his garment"
(a) She heard first. She's a heir already! A heir to the healing virtue.

(b) She came in the press behind.- Beautiful !! Here is the discovery; behind is the way through the crowd.    Staying behind your issues/ problems means you are at the back and you are pushing the problems over to Jesus. She offered her problems to God. How do you offer yours?

(c) She touched his garment. I remember the quote "Yous see it to seize it".
lets discuss this in the last nugget friend.

NUGGET 5: ACT!
"as you say in my ears, so will i do" - Numbers 14:28. She acted right; " for she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole".

She knew Jesus was around and she did what she said... She touched!
Do you fulfill your own part of Gods business??

Take a minute and do something in the crowd now. Declare the problems are over and touch Him.! He's there with you even as you are reading through.

Your actions bring about the results in your life. Straightway the fountain of her blood dried up and she was healed(verse 29). Shes found her way out of the crowd. Her faith and actions aligned, they made her whole and She's going in peace(verse 34).

Friends I urge you today, don't just faith it...act it and walk your way through the crowd.

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