Getting To Know God
Jehovah Rapha - The All-Knowing Healer
The LORD That Heals - The Rock - The Wisdom Of God - The Omniscience Of God
Then he cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?” And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, I pray, let this child's soul come back to him.” Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
1 Kings 17:20-22
How effective is the Lord’s ability to heal? He’s able to raise the dead! The testimony of Elijah reveals that God’s wisdom concerning the corrupted nature and sickness of the soul is so great, that He’s able to transcend human issues to bring life out of death. Notice also that God used the prophet Elijah to do the work. It wasn’t Elijah that possessed power within himself, but through prayer for God’s mercy, Elijah was used as an intercessor for life. In this way, Elijah was a picture of our Rock of salvation – our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ, that pleads to the Father for our preservation from death and corruption, unto eternal life.
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