When Jesus manifested Himself in Old Testament times as the One who could be seen, He became known by a new name according to His act. When He healed a person, He was known as “Adonai Rapha,” The LORD My Healer. In the fullness of time when God became a man, this same Jesus, Adonai Rapha, went about the country healing the sick, the lame, and the blind, casting out demons and forgiving sins. You see, God’s love has always been about healing.
In this time of reflection, Let us pray these words from the heart, in humbleness and with eternal thanks in calling upon His great mercy and love: hear us, O LORD, our Savior, for You are now and forever…
The LORD My Healer
PRESERVE me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my LORD, my goodness is nothing apart from You. As for the saints who are on the earth, they are excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.
O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved, therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.
But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
So that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, But water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to My sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with diligence, For out of it spring the issue of life.
I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to your word.
Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and to those who love it shall eat its fruit.
So Jesus answered and said to them, Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
God cannot lie but must be faithful to His covenant.
Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry; And for their sake He remembered His covenant, And relented according to the multitude of His mercies.
Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves on the earth.
And when He called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, The Kingdom of God has come near to you.
And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven, and what you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and what you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
And behold, a leper came and worshipped Him, saying, LORD, if you are willing, You can make me clean. Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed. Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
O LORD, my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. The LORD has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death.
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
And He said, If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.
So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
Who Himself bore our sins in His body on a tree, that we having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed.
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Which is easier to say to the paralytic, your sins are forgiven you, or to say Arise, take up your bed and walk?
Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, and all who prey upon you I will make a prey.
For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the LORD, because they called you an outcast, saying: This is Zion; No one seeks her.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me, says the LORD.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together, State your case, that you may be acquitted.
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us, And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
But these words are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.
Selected Bible Verses from the NKJV by Alyosha Ryabinov, 2006