Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jehovah-rapha – The God Who Heals

Exodus 15:22-27
Word Usage:
  • Rapha – (raw-faw) occurs 60x in the O.T.  It means to restore, to heal, or to cure.
    • 2 Kings 2:22 - Rapha is used to describe God healing the water, turning contaminated water into drinkable.
    • Psalm 147:3 - “He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.”
    • Isaiah 57:18 – Rapha is used to describe the God Who heals a heart from its willful ways, turning it into a contrite heart with the result being praise on the lips.
    • Isaiah 53:5 - “…He was pierced for our transgression, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”


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