Exodus 15:26 – Jehovah-Rophi

Exodus 15:26
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.
-The final phrase in this verse identifies God as “Jehovah-Rophi” and means “the Lord who Heals”.  It is a name that God has worn through the ages as time and again He has stepped into the broken messes we call lives and brought healing and restoration.  At His word, “the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, [and even] the dead are raised” (Luke 7:22)  But He has done more than just erase our sicknesses, the Bible teaches us that “surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows“.  You see, for the sinful human race, the weight of sin and death could not simply be removed, it had to be dealt with; Someone had to carry it in our place.  The Lord Jesus Christ carried all that sin and all that death to Calvary and offered up His own perfect blood in exchange.  Now the Lord is justified when He heals us- physically or spiritually.  Now the sickening effects of the curse are a reminder of our greater sin sickness.  Now the Lord’s healing of a physical infirmity is a reminder of the greater spiritual healing that can only come by way of repentance in the name of Jesus Christ.

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