Willing versus Will

FATHER has many names which reflect HIS character.  The following lists some of HIS Names:

  • El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
  • El Elyon (The Most High God)
  • Adonai (Lord, Master)
  • Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
  • Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
  • Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
  • Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
  • Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
  • Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
  • Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
  • El Olam (The Everlasting God)
  • Elohim (God)
  • Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
  • Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
  • Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

Today’s focus is on Jehovah Rapha: The Lord That Heals.  We know that FATHER is willing to heal for that is one of HIS many names.  What people must reconcile in their own minds is: Will HE heal me and does HE want to heal me today?  The answer is a resounding “Yes!”.  Paul writes in 2 Corinthians chapter 6:

1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

2 For He says:

​​​“In an acceptable time I have heard you,

​​And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

As I have written in the past, FATHER said to proclaim “Now is the time!”.  Yes, FATHER has healed countless people in the past and yes HE will heal and restore in the future but HE is ready and willing to heal now.  FATHER did not wait for Jesus to go to the cross to begin healing.  He healed all of the children of Israel who entered the wilderness from Egypt.  In Exodus chapter 15, HE revealed HIS Name Jehovah Rapha:

26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.(Jehovah Rapha)”.

This name denotes restoration in the “now” not later.  We must embrace each of HIS Names in our lives if we are to come into full maturity of Divine Unconditional Love.  Some people want to focus on only one or two of HIS promises because they are unwilling to be “all in”.  Their spiritual immaturity is brought into the light.  They lack the wisdom, understanding, and patience to become fully mature in Christ.  Those are the ones who rise quickly then fail miserably.  They thrive on emotion rather than commitment as many teenagers act in the same manner.  They are impatient and will pick the fruit before it has matured and is suitable for eating.  They are unbalanced in their revelation of the Word.

In Psalm 105 we find the result of FATHER’S Name “Jehovah Rapha”:

37 ​​He also brought them out with silver and gold,

​​And there was none feeble among His tribes.

Every person among the tribes of Israel heard and responded to the healing power of Jehovah Rapha.  Did they have a greater or better covenant than us?  Had one person received salvation through the Blood of Christ?  No.  Our Creator is in the restoration business yesterday, today, and forever.  We must not restrict HIM by simply proclaiming HE is “willing”.  HE will heal us in all manner of sickness and disease.  It is HIS Will today.  There is no aspect of your life that HE can’t restore. 

You may not need physical healing today but you may need emotional healing and restoration.  You may need deliverance from a bad habit.  Whatever the need, know that HE is not only willing but WILL heal you.  I am amazed that people place their trust in a little pill prescribed by a man or woman in a white coat who is subject to error as the ones they are treating yet we have such a difficult time trusting FATHER, the ONE WHO created us.

Your will determines your path and you can choose life or death, health or sickness, peace or fear.  As you spend time with HIM and immerse yourself in HIS life-giving Word, your physical body will begin to respond.  The rate at which you make the transition will often determine your rate of restoration.  A miracle will dramatically speed up the process.  Doctors don’t work miracles but FATHER does.  In Romans chapter 12, Paul states:

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Now is the time!

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