The LORD Who Heals (JEHOVAH – RAPHA) ( 369 words)
“I am the LORD who heals you.” (Exodus 15: 26).
Yahweh + Havah = JEHOVAH = LORD = “Panginoon” = The Eternal God who is constantly revealing Himself to us.
After 400 years of slavery in Egypt, through a miracle, the LORD delivered about 2 million Israelites from bondage by letting them cross the Red Sea on dry land.
From the Red Sea toward the Promised Land, Moses lead the Israelites into the Desert of Shur. After travelling for 3 days in the desert without water, the Israelites were tired and thirsty. They reached Marah but they couldn’t drink its water because it was bitter.
So, the Israelites bitterly complained against Moses. Moses prayed. And the LORD generously told Moses to throw a desert wood into the water. And the water became sweet for all the Israelites to drink and be satisfied.
(And the LORD said to the Israelites), “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” (Exodus 15: 26).
Every day, with various circumstances in our lives, we make choices. And eventually, we will reap the consequences of our actions.
Right now, do you need healing for a specific illness or disease in your body? Or perhaps, do you want emotional healing for a broken relationship with your neighbor, friend or loved one?
Did you know that our LORD Jesus Christ has fulfilled for you and me this key Bible prophecy: “And by his wounds we are healed.”? (Isaiah 53: 5, 2 Peter 2: 24). This simply means that, Jesus Christ not only can heal all our physical infirmities ( Matthew 8: 16-17) but also in a deeper sense, the consequences of our disobedience to God – our spiritual sickness or sin. Hence, the LORD Jesus Christ is our Healer.
Would you NOW trust in JEHOVAH – RAPHA, The LORD Who Heals, that by His grace, He can and He will restore your body, soul and spirit into wholeness?