Saturday, March 20
“If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if 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
The origin of Jehovah Rapha can be traced back to two Hebrew words, which in combination mean “God who heals.”
We can call upon Jehovah-Rapha today to heal us of our physical ailments and to provide redemption for our sins. Through the power of the blood of the Great Physician – Jesus Christ – we can rise from our old sinful life as new creations in eternal fellowship with God. Additionally, as the Israelites were cleansed of their bitter hearts and resentment at the river Mahra, so we can ask God to examine our hearts and cleanse them of bitterness, pride, and other afflictions of the heart that are rooted in sin. (Psalm 51:10)
Father, I call upon You to bring healing to my body, mind, emotions, and spirit… in Jesus name. Amen.