Upon our acceptance of Jesus Christ in our lives and as we grow as Christians, we become aware of the many names of God. Today, we will focus on the name: “Jehovah Rophe”
Knowing Jehovah Rophe (Rapha, Rophi): The Lord Our Healer
The Lord our God gives us many benefits. One of those is His healing power. God does not only have the power to heal us from physical infirmities, but also spiritual infirmities.
Psalm 103:1-3 (CSB)
1Of David. My soul, bless the LORD, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2My soul, bless the LORD, and do not forget all his benefits.
3He forgives all your iniquity; he heals all your diseases
Looking at and understanding the Lord’s will to heal and desire to make us all whole, is captured throughout several stories in the bible. We see God revealing Himself to the Israelites as JEHOVAH ROPHE in Exodus 15:26. We also see His condition in which healing would be sustained.
In John 9:1-3 (CSB), we see that God will also allow affliction, as it was with the man who was born blind in this story, so that His glory may be revealed. In verse 3, Jesus stated, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him.” Don’t be discouraged if you are faced with affliction, as God still has a plan for your life through this, to ultimately reveal His glory through your affliction. Though affliction may weigh heavy on the heart, we must know that God’s plan is perfect, and you as a vessel are being used that His glory may be revealed to you and through you for others.
In Luke 13:10-16 (CSB), Jesus was teaching in the Synagogue on the Sabbath day, and a woman was present who was disabled due to a spirit of infirmity and bound by satan for 18 years. She was unable to stand up straight and was hunched over. Jesus saw the woman and called out to her stating, “Woman, you are free of your disability.” He then laid hands on her and instantly, she was restored and glorified God. This story shows us that illness and disability is not only physical but can be a result of spiritual bondage, manifested physically. Either way, the truth is, God is able to heal us!
There is no doubt that everyone will face or know someone who stands in the need of healing. We must know the source of which our healing comes. There is only one name, one that is powerful enough to bring restoration, to the spirit and body. His name is JEHOVAH ROPHE. We encourage you to seek the Lord for whatever you may need and allow Him to heal you in every way.
Whether physical pains, heavy hearts, or sickness due to self-affliction through disobedience to God, He is able to heal you! Will you let Him in and walk in freedom today?