Immediately!

Pastor Michael Tadlock
August 14, 2019
 
In Luke 8, we have a wonderful account of a desperate woman.  This precious lady had spent all she had on doctors just trying to be relieved of the affliction that tormented her.  Her faith pushed her to do the unthinkable, to interrupt a miracle parade already in progress.  Jesus was headed to the house of Jarius whose 12-year-old daughter lay sick and near death.  It appeared that history would record this as the next miracle on the books.  But, no one realized there was a woman who was in an hour that she could not wait any longer for healing.  In her mind, she must have thought “I’ve heard of his miracles and I need one now…I must get close enough to touch him”.  He was her only hope.  A blood disease or issue of any kind was serious, and a woman which such an affliction would be considered unclean according to the law of Moses…she risked being rejected.  But with her doubt pushed back and her father now pushing her forward…she made her move.  She touched the very edge of his garment.  A garment that must have glowed in the spirit, full of the power of God, down to every last stitch.  In that moment, she didn’t leave wondering or hoping.  Something happened.  Something changed.  Something she felt within her.  Not later, but immediately.  Jesus felt power leave him…he knew it was a different touch than all the multitude surrounding him.  He questioned the multitude “who touched me”?  It was a touch of desperate strong unyielding faith to believe that He was the only answer.  It was a touch that brought an answer.  Immediately she was healed.  Her father made her whole.
 
Won’t God move in this same way in our lives and in our Church?  Can’t He Do it??  I’m asking Him for IMMEDIATE miracles in your lives today.  Notable undeniable immediate miracles.  That, what you’ve been praying for will happen now…immediately!  God is no respecter of persons!  What He will do for one…HE WILL do for another!!
 
Will you believe with me?  Will you have faith with me?  Let’s stir our faith up to believe together for immediate miracles to take place right now in front of our eyes!!
 
There Will Be Miracles!!
 
Please read this great account below:
 
Luke Chapter 8
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment:  and immediately her issue of blood stanched.  45 And Jesus said, Who touched me?  When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng these and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?  46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me:  for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.  47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, 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.  48 And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort:  thy faith hath made thee whole.

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PICK ME!

Psalms 124:2 says “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side…”
 
I remember years ago as a boy gathering behind our duplex to play ball with about a dozen other kids.  My Dad was stationed in Ft. Stewart Ga, so as an army brat that was one of the great things I experienced.  There was always a game waiting to be played.  The big back yard we all shared would be a baseball field one weekend and a football field the next.  Growing up there from 5 years old to be a strong 9 year old, I had developed a skill to know right out of the gate that who would be the winner was generally determined when the teams were picked.  Until I got older, I was one of the ones standing there waiting to be picked.  I easily could size up the captains and make a quick decision whose team I wanted to be on.  I stood there secretly hoping a certain captain would pick me.  Most of the time, I wanted it to be my next door neighbor Jerrick.  If I was on his team, it seemed to be a sure thing, we would come out on top as winners.  If you managed to be on his side of the game, you would get the bragging rights until the next week.  His speed and skill just went unmatched.  Those were good times that gave me a love for sports to this day.
 
More importantly though, is the team you and I are on today as we all live out this thing we call life.  We have been chosen for such a time as this as servants of Almighty God!  The truth is, our Captain knows no defeat.  He knows no surrender!  The victory has already been won!!  In every battle we face, being on the Lord’s side assures us we will triumph.  There may be times we feel we are behind and we are not going to pull it off, we are not going to make it.  In ourselves, we can’t.  In ourselves, we won’t.  But, with the Lord on our side, we are assured victory every time.  So hold up your head.  Shake off the blues.  Rear your shoulders back.  Dig your heels in.  Get the stinking thinking out of your mind.  Put your rally cap on and remember whose team you are on!  You’re on the Lord’s side!  He picked you!  The devil may be trash talking, but know the Lord is on your side…you can’t lose!
 
Please read Psalms 124 in its entirety

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