Faith Food – May 17

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The Lord That Healeth

. . . 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 [literal Hebrew: I will permit] none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought [permitted] upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. — EXODUS 15:26

When Israel crossed the Red Sea and started toward their homeland, the Lord spoke these words to them and revealed Himself as Jehovah-Rapha. Jehovah-Rapha translated is, “I am the Lord thy Physician,” or “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” God didn’t put diseases upon Israel or upon the Egyptians. It is Satan, the god of this world, who makes man sick. Jehovah declares that He is the Healer.

In his book Christ the Healer, F. F. Bosworth said, “This name [Jehovah-Rapha] is given to reveal to us our redemptive privilege of being healed. . . . The fact is, that the very first covenant God gave after the passage of the Red Sea, which was so distinctively typical of our redemption, was the covenant of healing, and it was at this time that God revealed Himself as our Physician, by the first redemptive and covenant name, Jehovah-Rapha, ‘I am the Lord that healeth thee.’ This is not only a promise, it is a statute and an ordinance.'”

Confession: Jehovah-Rapha — “I am the Lord that healeth thee” — is the name of my Lord.

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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