"And a woman who had a hemorrhage (KJV "an issue") for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His cloak; and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. And Jesus said, 'Who is the one who touched Me?' And while they were all denying it, Peter said, 'Master, the multitudes are crowding and pressing upon You.' But Jesus said, 'Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me.'
And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed. And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.'" (Luke 8:43-48)
PRESSING INTO HIS HEM
The place of God's purpose is birthed solely out of personal desperation and pursuit. Revelation doesn't come from hands being laid on us, or sitting under someone else's anointing, which is simply insight and wisdom. Revelation comes from pressing through into God ourselves. It is there that we attract His attention. God isn't looking at the coattails of others to find the sons that will release the Kingdom. He is looking at those who have PRESSED through to grab His hem for that DESTINY!
"And wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and entreating Him that they might just TOUCH THE FRINGE OF HIS CLOAK; and as many as touched it were being cured." (Mark 6:56)
The issues of our hearts will never be resolved by inheritance; they will only be resolved by passionate pursuit of Him. It's not the anointing of others and it's not by admiring those who pressed through themselves -- it is by OUR OWN PRESSING that we touch Him. When we enter into a realm of simply being given an inheritance without ever PRESSING THROUGH ourselves, we don't understand that it is His Presence alone that gives revelation. It is His Presence alone that releases the PURPOSES of God through our lives. It is His Presence alone that heals and delivers and saves. Everything else is simply an echo of what another man or woman heard--it is simply the articulation and reformulation of what has already been pressed into by others.
God has further places for us to go, places unknown to us now, but found in His Presence.
Many never fully complete the DESTINY God has for them, and they simply rest on the accomplishments of others.
"The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the Kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it." - Luke 16:16
The revelation that John the Baptist had concerning the Good News and his fresh revelation of the Kingdom must all be "pressed into." We cannot receive present truth revelation without enduring the press.
We shut the door on all the distractions of this life, and anything else that would keep us from pressing into God.
Spiritual discontentment is the nature of a truly Holy Spirit-governed life. It will always be pressing on to something more of the Lord.
"Not that I have obtained, or am already made perfect...but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind... I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:12-14
We learn how to move and flow in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit -- walking out our DESTINY and ascending to new levels with Him -- entering into a deeper level of PRESSING into Him.
God has further places for us to go, places unknown to us now, which are only found in His PRESENCE.
We "turn aside into the flame" of God's PRESENCE and receive fresh encouragement, fresh vision, fresh energy, and fresh oil.
The coattails are the trains of men; the hem is the train of God! It is this we contend for. It is there that the issues of our hearts are healed, restored, resolved, and undone!