Jehovah Rapha

Exodus 15:26 And said, 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.

Jehovah Rapha is the Lord that heals.

Yes He is but does He always? No. Once again to have a proper understanding of how God interacts with us in this area, we need to consider all that God is in personality and character. The first thing I would point out here to clarify this scripture, if, that dreaded word if. If makes this a conditional promise of God to a people who continually, generation after generation, failed to do what they were asked to do.

Does God still heal today? Yes. Does He heal all His people? No. Why can only be seen in who God is in personality and character. God’s first and foremost will is to save the lost. How can a sick or dying Christian bring glory to God and be a witness to the lost? I have seen it over and over again throughout my life. I have been part of it in many a hospital visit. I have heard it in the actions of those dying of cancer as they witness to other cancer patients who have given up hope.

Death is not the end of us. Yes it is sad. Yes it is tragic. Yes people are hurt, lonely and scared. Those people need God more than ever and some will only see Him for the first time in their lives because of death. It took the death of my father for me to turn around and find God. I know what it means.

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