JEHOVAH ROPHI (RAPHA)
Exodus 15:1-4; 22-27
March 11, 1992
INTRODUCTION: Means the Lord your healer; I
am Jehovah (the self-existing One), thy
Healer. From Abraham at Mt. Moriah, we
learned that in times of need, God provides
(Jehovah-Jireh). From Israel we further learn
that in times of sickness, God heals. In the
Hebrew, Jehovah Rophi is rendered the Lord,
Our Jehovah Rophi is able to heal immediately
or gradually, without any human agency. He
also uses the medical and surgical ministry of
those who are qualified to care for the sick
and diseased. In the last resort, however,
the sufferer is dependent upon Him who said,
"I am the Lord that healeth thee."
The first time in Scripture we find Jehovah
Rophi, it is in connection with bitterness.
Remember the story of Israel's journey. Also
remember, bitterness has its roots in sin.
Also note: God can heal the wound or be the
cause of the wound. Isaiah 45:6-7, "That they
may know from the rising of the sun, and from
the west, that there is none beside me. I am
the Lord, and there is none else. I form the
light, and create dar ...
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