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My Healer (8 of 8)
Series: What Is His Name?
Well for the last several weeks we've been in a series on the names of God. We've entitled this series ''What is His Name?'' finding strength and deliverance through the powerful names of God. And today we want to finish up that series and we want to talk about the awesome wonderful name Jehovah Rapha, Yahweh-Rapha, the God the Lord who heals. Now when we think about healing I believe most of us have the thought in our mind, ''Healing, okay that is a physical thing. The Lord who heals, well He's going to heal me or I hope He heals me of my cancer of my arthritis of my sickness of my disease.'' A physical healing; that's kind of how we think. And maybe you're here today or you're watching on television you're listening on the radio and you say ''That's what I need. I need God to heal me physically.'' And we have a God who is Jehovah Rapha who heals physically. The Bible is filled with stories of the Lord healing physically, healing the leper and healing the blind man and healing the deaf man and raising people from the dead. The Lord does a lot of physical healing in the Scripture but did you know the greatest need that we have is not for physical healing, it's for emotional healing. It's not so much in the body but in the soul and in the spirit that is where we need healing above all else. I want you to look at these two people on the screen. Famous people, the first one there on your left is Mike Tyson, his nickname was Iron Mike when he was the heavy-weight champ of the world. The person on your right is Joni Erickson Toda. Joni Erickson was injured in a diving accident in 1967, she's been a quadriplegic in a wheelchair ever since. Now you look at those two people and you ask yourself this question ''Who needs healing more: Iron Mike Tyson or Joni Erickson Toda?'' We say ''Pastor Jeff, I mean obviously Joni Erickson, quadriplegic in a wheelchair, needs healing more than Mike Tyson d ...
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