by Dennis Marquardt

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Jehovah-Rapha: The Lord That Heals (10 of 10)
Series: The ''Names of God''
Dennis Marquardt
Exodus 15:25-26; 2 Kings 5:1-14; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Galatians 4:12-16; 1 Timothy 4:20; 5:23; James 5:10-11,14-16; 1 Peter 4:1-2,19

INTRO: Healing is a subject of great interest, and sometimes great controversy.

Did you know that you are terminally ill! Every one is going to die! We don't like to admit that truth; we usually reserve that thinking for the one in the hospital dying of cancer! (In fact it is this truth that enables us to minister to those who are ill, we our self are all in the process of dying!)

Men have searched for and proclaimed great cures for sickness and death; i.e. the fountain of youth, a drug that will stop the aging process, (now being done in research around the U.S.), and other miracle cures. The trouble is that even with the great strides in medicine there is much that man cannot cure, even though he has found ways of masking symptoms! And even with man's incredible abilities there still remain one cell organisms that can outdo him many times!

Thank God though there is a great physician! He is ''Jehovah-Rapha'' the ''Lord that Heals!'' God revealed Himself as one who can heal the most incredible situations, the most horrible of diseases, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament times. And since He never changes those promises are still good today!

ILLUS: A friend of mine who was a minister in southern California told me recently of a woman in a mental sanitarium there. She'd been in the sanitarium for many years with an extreme depression. She used to just sit on a bench every day staring at the earth -- no conversation, no response. And one day a new doctor who'd never seen her came down the hall and greeted her. He said, ''Good morning!'' She made no reply. ''What is your name?'' he said. No answer. ''Well, my name is Doctor Heven, H-E-V-E-N, and I'll be by to see you again tomorrow.'' Then he started away. But she l ...

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