Feb 7, 2009
It is an eternal truth that the LORD never changes.
“For I, YHWH, do not change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” (Tanakh: Malachi 3:6)
“Yeshua ha Meshiach is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Brit Chadashah: Hebrews 13:8)
The nature of G-d never changes. One of the covenant names of ha Shem is YHWH RAPHA, which in Hebrew means “The LORD our Physician,” or “The LORD our Healer.”
"If you will diligently
listen to the voice of YHWH your G-d, and will do that which is
right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and
keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you,
which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am YHWH who heals
you." (Torah: Exodus 15:26)
Rapha is a
primitive root in the Hebrew language and means “mend,
cure, heal, physician, repair, make whole.”
The mercy of the LORD
endures forever. “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good;
for his mercy endures forever.” (2 Chronicles
Even nature reveals the
attitude of G-d toward the healing of our bodies. As soon as
disease enters your body, the natural immune system begins to
attack. If sickness were the will of G-d, then the Creator would
NOT have designed your body with the marvelous systemic attack on
disease and the ability of your auto immune system to fight and
ward off disease.
If sickness, disease, and
pain were the will of G-d, then it would be sin to go to the
doctor, or to use medicine, or to attempt to delete malevolent
works in your spirit, mind, or body. As an extension of this model
of thought (which is prevalent in much of Judaism as well as
Christianity), it would be SIN to pray to G-d for alleviation from
your sickness, disease, or pain.
It would be SIN to pray for
G-d to heal you if it were the will of G-d for you to have
sickness, disease, or pain.
But NO, thank the LORD
it is his will for us to be healed and to walk in
health. That it his nature: healing. He is YHWH your
physician. And his nature never changes.
The attitude of Messiah Yeshua toward healing while he was on earth is shown by the fact that he was everywhere moved with compassion.
A great multitude of people “came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were vexed with unclean spirits (demons): and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue (power) out of him, and healed them all.” (Brit Chadashah: Luke 6:17-19).
“Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick people with different diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying out, and saying, ‘You are Messiah the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, allowed them not to speak: for they (the demons) knew that he was Messiah.” (Brit Chadashah: Luke 4:40-41)
Messiah said, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” The healing nature of G-d was manifested in the life and ministry of Yeshua. G-d has never withdrawn his healing compassion. Yeshua has never withdrawn his healing compassion. The nature of G-d is eternal. He is your doctor: your healer.
If you believe in G-d, then
you believe He exists. And, if He exists, then He can still heal
He wants to heal you.
He promised to heal you.
He will heal you.
“Praise the LORD, my soul, And forget not all his benefits;
Who forgives all your sins; Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from destruction; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfies your desire with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
-- Psalm 103:2-5
Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai.
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