The God Who Heals
When my sister was a teenager, they discovered that she had tumors in her head. An initial MRI revealed that there were five. The night before a second MRI and the scheduling of a surgery, my mom went to our church’s evening service while my dad stayed at home with us. Overwhelmed when she got there, she shared with the other believers the situation and instead of conducting the normal service that night, they decided to pray and intercede.
When my mom got home, she went to tuck in my sister and say goodnight. My sister told her that there had been a man in her room that evening. My mom, immediately filled with concern, asked as calmly as possible what the man said. “Nothing,” said my sister. Well, where was the man in the room? “Up there,” said my sister, pointing to the upper corner of her room near the ceiling. Suddenly, spiritual discernment kicked in, and my mom asked what the man did. “He just smiled at me,” said my sister.
The next day, the MRI revealed that the tumors had shrunk. A confounded doctor decided to postpone the surgery…a bit after that, another MRI, this time revealing that all the tumors had disappeared. My sister, having had that Heavenly encounter, was healed by the hand of God Almighty–Jehovah Rapha.
In Exodus 15, God Himself reveals this name, Jehovah Rapha–The God Who Heals. “He said, ‘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
People often question whether God still performs miracles, including healing: “Was that just for ‘Bible Times’? If he does still do these things, perhaps it’s only on a rare occasion. And what if I ask Him for that, and it doesn’t happen, what does that mean?” No one can explain God’s timing or His “yes” or “no” but do not be afraid to ask Him for a miracle–even healing.
Today, if you need healing–physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, ask God. Let other believers pray with you and intercede, and let Jehovah Rapha do what only He can do.