Why Do We Call on God as ‘Jehovah Rapha’ for Healing?
Hope Bolinger Monday, June 1, 2020
We have an infinite God who goes by many names. And these names, scattered throughout Scripture, often have a different meaning, showing us another facet of this wonderful creator, healer, and provider.
Although God is attentive to our prayers, we may pray using different names as a reminder to ourselves about God’s power, his wonder, his strength, his provisions, and many other divine qualitites.
God also reveals a part of himself via a name. We can learn something new about him every time we discover a new name in the Bible.
Names had a whole other type of weight in the Old and New Testament. It wasn’t just something one slapped on a birth certificate. Names could determine one’s telos (purpose), life trajectory, or one’s family lineage.
During times of sickness, we may call upon God using his name that is tied to healing, “Jehovah Rapha.” We’ll dive into the meaning of the words Jehovah Rapha and what they mean for us today.
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