If you need healing in some area of your life, don’t miss this!
JEHOVAH ROPHE (Jehovah Heals)
Don’t be afraid to pray for others in need of healing—including yourself. You may be experiencing health issues to soul issues (mind and emotions)—but GOD is still your healer! It may be your children or your marriage—to a relationship that needs a touch from God.
You may feel like throwing a pity party—to being fed up with life! Don’t give up in the waiting! The Word of God says, “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” (Jeremiah 8:22)
There is an old song I remember that says, “There is a balm in Gilead that heals the sin-sick soul; there is a balm in Gilead that makes the wounded whole.” The word GILEAD means praise.
Have you ever walked into a worship service or a church service and felt kind of down? Soon after choosing to enter into worship and praising the Lord, it seems like all of a sudden, you felt better? When you begin to praise the LORD, you bring JEHOVAH ROPHE—the LORD WHO HEALS—on the scene. GOD is the great “I AM”—He is whatever you need in every situation—when you turn to Him in prayer and praise.
It is very important that you see the revelation of JEHOVAH’S names in context. Exodus 15 gives the context of how the name JEHOVAH ROPHE was revealed.
When God spoke to Moses “….I AM THAT I AM:” (Exodus 3:14). He was saying that whatever you need GOD is exactly that —throughout the life of Moses, God met the needs of Moses through various ways!
God continued to give revelation of His various names and how HE provides to Moses throughout his life. God will also continue to give YOU revelation throughout your life as well. Stay with the Word of God and don’t ever let it become stale to you. Just when you feel like giving up, that is when it seems everything changes! Don’t give up in the waiting…
I believe that every revelation we receive from God becomes sweeter as the days go by—and more precious than the last one. Choose to trust Him with whatever you are facing!
The name JEHOVAH ROPHE actually means “Jehovah heals,” and it arises from one of the earliest situations in the wilderness. God brought Moses through the Red Sea—led them by a cloud—in Exodus 1:22, and you see the cloud that had led them for three days, during this time, there had been no water to be found.
When any of us enter into tough situations, we sometimes have a tendency to think we are out of God’s Will—and sometimes well meaning Christians say and think the same. However, you may be “smack dab in the middle of God’s Will” without even realizing it. The devil does his best to slap us around and tries to send his “knock out” punches to stop us or make us quit.
If you measure whether you are in God’s Will or not by your circumstances, you will surely miss it.
In the Book of Acts, Paul was in a shipwreck and was in the middle of God’s Will. He was supposed to go to Rome and the devil was fighting it. Don’t allow your circumstances to push you around; instead, you push circumstances around.
Why do you think God led the Israelites to a place where no water was to be found? Because God wanted them to know that He would provide for them in every way. No matter what you may be facing right now, God will provide for you and bring you out smelling like a beautiful mountainside with fresh flowers all around—they may look a little wild—but they are arrayed in the splendor of God’s hand painted colors. God will bring you out—if you let Him!
Did the Israelites know God as JEHOVAH JIREH? They had to have known about HIM, because JEHOVAH JIREH was revealed during Abraham’s time. Can you imagine not having a grocery bill or electric bill for 40 years? Or what about this—not having to buy shoes for 40 years because they didn’t wear out! That is some outrageous provision!
These amazing stories of God have been repeated down through the generations. Moses knew GOD as JEHOVAH JIREH, but the Israelites panicked because of their head knowledge—they relied on their senses. Can you imagine hearing your children crying out for water in a place that is barren? That would be tough.
When the children of Israel arrived at MARAH, which by the way means “bitter,” they found a huge pool of water; but it was bitter tasting and not good to drink. You probably know what happened next—the people began to complain and murmur against Moses! It wasn’t Moses’ fault—can you imagine how Moses must have felt? It is amazing that Moses didn’t get fed up with those people and didn’t tell them he was flat tired of their ways! Moses trusted God and didn’t give up on people.
Look was Moses did instead: “He cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed 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, And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD they 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” (Exodus 15: 25,26).
Moses threw the tree in the water. Actions must accompany faith! You must walk out the faith you talk about! When Moses threw the tree in, the water that was bitter became sweetened, and Jehovah revealed Himself to His people in a new way. He said, I am JEHOVAH ROPHE,” which means, “the LORD, your health.
It is really far better to have good health than healing. God desires that we walk in divine health. Step out in faith and renew your mind in the Word of God to increase your faith. Don’t accept the lies the enemy sends from the pit of hell. Begin to pray the Word of God and memorize Scriptures that pertain to your present need!
YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST! The life of THE WORD OF GOD will enter your body and produce health and healing. The WORD OF GOD will quicken your cells because GOD’S WORD is like medicine. When you choose to take His Word—you are taking in health.
You simply have to learn how to receive! You must continually feed upon the Word of God—for they are life, health, and healing!
No matter what you may be facing, GOD has healing for you. He has healing from sin, physical ailments, backsliding, heart wounds, rejection, marriage problems—everything.
As a child of the Most High King, you have been given the Word of God! God never changes! He is the same today as He was when He parted the Red Sea and when the children of Israel knew God as the LORD, “our health.”
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD;…” (Jeremiah 3:17)
Fear, anxiety, sin, fear, uncertainty, doubt, and numerous other forces are at war within us. The Gift of Peace (the peace of God) comes into our heart, helping us to restrain hostile forces and offering a calm assurance and comfort in place of conflict. Jesus says He will give us peace that passes all understanding–if we are willing to accept it from Him. Who wouldn’t want that kind of peace, right?
The end result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives is a deep and lasting peace. Unlike world peace, which is normally defined as the absence of conflict, this peace brings confident assurance in any circumstance! With the peace of God, we have no need to fear the present or the future. If your life is full of stress, allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with Jesus Christ’s peace.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit in John 14:27-31…”I am leaving a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I have told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really love me, you will be very happy for me, because now I go to the Father, who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen so that you will believe when they do happen.
I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the prince of this world approaches. He has no power over me, but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going.”
As God the Son, Jesus willingly submits to God the Father. We must choose to obey God as well and submit to His Word, following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
We hear with our ears, but there is a much deeper kind of listening with the heart and mind that is necessary in order to have spiritual understanding from Jesus’ words. Jesus explains the parable of the four soils in Mark 4:10-25, also in Matthew 13:10-23; and Luke 8:9-18.
The four soils represent four different ways people respond to His message. Some people in the crowd were watching for evidence to use against Jesus; while others truly desired to learn and grow. Jesus’ words were for the honest seekers!
The sower sows the word. The seed that fell on the hard path represents those who hear the message, but Satan comes immediately to take away the word that was sown in their hearts–such as different times and phases in every person’s life.
The rocky soil represents those who hear the message and joyfully receive it, but like young plants in soil, their roots are not very deep. Seemingly at first, they get along fine, but soon thereafter they wilt as soon as a problem arises or they are attacked because they believe the Word of God.
At times, we willingly receive God’s message in one area, while resisting it in others. We may readily respond like good soil to Jesus’ command to worship Him, but like rocky soil where hardened in some area of the heart, we may choose to disobey or disregard the message.
The thorny ground represents those who hear and accept God’s Word, but the message is crowded out by the cares of this world, so no crop is produced.
The good soil represents a heart that is hungry and thirsty for God, and one who accepts the message–and produces a huge harvest–thirty, sixty, or even 100 fold–in unlimited measure!
Jesus asked, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed to shut out the light? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.
“Everything that is now hidden or secret will eventually be brought to light. Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand! And be sure to pay attention to what you hear. The more you do this, the more you will understand–and even more, besides. To those who are open to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But to those who are not listening, even what they have will be taken away from them.”
We must seek to know God and have His divine imprint on our hearts to listen and obey in every area of our lives at all times–this is good soil. Choose to listen with your heart today!