IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: JEHOVAH RAPHA ( I AM THE GOD THAT HEALETH THEE)
COMPILED &EDITED BY:-
Rev. Innocent Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM.
One of God’s compound names is Jehovah Rapha, or, “I am the Lord thy Physician,” or “I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
“With His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
“If My people which are called by My name, should humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
“I am Jehovah Rophi.” How wonderful is this name! For who amongst us does not need this Great Physician?
God made a covenant of healing with the children of Israel. A covenant is an indissoluble agreement and can never be annulled.
A covenant cannot be annulled, as the unchangeable God is one of the parties. God tested the nation at the waters of Marah and made a covenant with them, known as the Covenant of Jehovah-Rophi, “The Lord thy Healer.”
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight,
and wilt give ear to his commandments,
and keep all his statutes…
I will put none of these diseases upon thee,
which I have brought upon the Egyptians.
For I am the Lord that healeth thee.
- David rejoiced in the knowledge of this covenant.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. (Psalm 103:1–3)
Here we have a definite statement as to the will of God to heal the bodies of His children.
Many of God’s children are going about today bearing pain and being unable to enjoy life or serve Him because of disease, when they could have victory over the whole situation by exercising faith in the healing power of God. What a great pity! All provision has been made for that healing and God has plainly stated that He is the Lord who does the work.
Again, not only has He made the provision for healing in His last will and testament (the Bible) but He sent His Son to show mankind His intentions and the son actually did fulfill the task, healing all who came unto Him and healing all manner of disease.
After a lifetime of healing and meeting the needs of His fellow man, Jesus Christ finally paid the price for both sin and sickness by shedding His blood on Calvary. The power of that precious blood has not only saved us but heals us of our diseases.
On the day of Pentecost God founded the Church and through His Holy Spirit empowered the Church to continue the work on earth carried on by the head, Jesus Christ. Everywhere the followers of Christ went forth with the gospel of salvation and wherever this message was received, healing of the sick and casting out of evil spirits also followed.
As long as the Holy Spirit reigned in the lives of men and ruled in the church, the good work of healing both physical bodies, spiritually and financially must go on, everyone who sought this blessing of healing must have it because healing power of the Lord had a place, secondary only to salvation of the soul.
After Jesus’ resurrection, He extended the power to heal to all who would believe.
He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay bands on the sick, and they shall recover.
His own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Therefore, mankind has a right to health as he has a right to deliverance from sin. If you do not have it, it is because you are being cheated out of your inheritance. It belongs to you. In the name of Jesus Christ, go after it and get it.
If your faith is weak, call for those who believe and to whom the prayer of faith and the ministry of healing have been committed.
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