I Am Part 2

July 19, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

I AM Part 2 – The Lord Our Healer

 

Exodus 15:22-26   22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water.

 

23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) 24 So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”

 

25 Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink.

There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.

 

26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

 

YaHWeh (God the Father) revealed himself as HEALER and made healing a covenant PROMISE.

 


RAPHA – To heal, mend, cure, repair, thoroughly make whole.

 

Psalm 103:2-3  2 Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.

 

FORGIVENESS of sin and HEALING are regularly connected as covenant promises. (Ref. James 5:13-16)

 

God prophesied by Isaiah almost 700 years in advance, that God in the flesh (Yeshua; aka: JESUS) would be our healer (Rapha).

 

Isaiah 53:3-5 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

 

4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

 

SHALOM (Heb) – Wholeness, Completeness, Soundness, Stability, Wellness, Tranquility, Peace, Prosperity, Safety

 

In the New Testament, Jesus is the EXACT representation of the Father. He models and reveals God’s WILL and WAYS perfectly in every way.

 

Hebrews 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

 

In the New Testament Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of God’s Covenant promise of being our Healer.

 

EVERY person that approached Jesus for healing was healed. Not one was turned away, not one left unhealed.

 

1Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

 

IAOMAI – Greek equivalent of Rapha; to heal, cure, make whole, free from error.

 

Healing (spirit, soul [mental & emotional], body) is a covenant promise to ALL God’s people.