Names of God: Jehovah-Rapha

Jehovah-Rapha is The Lord Who Heals. As I read about this name for God I could not help but reflect on the current situation of world. Whether you believe Covid 19 is a plaque from God or not it is surely clear we need Jehovah-Rapha to touch and heal our nation. We first see this name for God in Exodus 15. God had just parted the Red Sea, saving Israel in a mighty way. They then come to Marah and have no water, the people begin to murmur and complain as fear sets in asking Moses what will they drink. Fear. It causes you to act irrationally. In this case the children of Israel quickly forget all God has done including parting a sea and allowing them to walk through and wiping out an entire army. Now, this God who brought the plaques to Egypt and just parted the sea can do all of that but He can’t provide water for His chosen people? Fear replaces any rational thought and reasoning. God once again comes to their rescue after Moses cries out to the Lord on their behalf, “25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, [which] when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 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.”

Fear is gripping our nation right now. But I have good news, Jehovah-Rapha is still on the throne and He is sill the God that heals. And now, you don’t have to have Moses or a Pope as an intercessor. You don’t have to go to a Mass or a church for healing. No, now we are covered in the blood of Jesus. You can call out from wherever you are. He still commands obedience, but He corrects with love. Our nation needs Jehovah-Rapha right now more than ever, we need to cry out in unity for the healing of our land. It’s time for God’s people to rise up together. Jesus paid such a high price for us and it was so no soul would parish, so we could preach life in a world of death. Now is the time to let our light for Christ shine. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

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