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Adonai Rophekha - Inner Healing

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The Lord of Your Healing

Jeremiah 17:14 (BHS)

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved; for you are my praise
(Jer 17:14 KJV).

Only the Lord truly heals us of our sicknesses and diseases. We may take our medicines and visit our doctors - and the Lord may choose to use them as instruments of physical healing - but in the end, the Lord alone is our Healer and our Deliverer. As Spurgeon said, "I will heal thee of thy wounds," is a promise which could not come from the lip of man, but only from the mouth of the eternal God.

God is our Healer

Ultimately, however, our most desperate need for healing is spiritual: We need God to heal the spiritual sickness of our guilt-ridden and sinful condition before Him. But since this sickness concerns our relationship to God, unless God Himself cures it, we will never be truly healed. Thankfully, the healing for our relationship is provided by the sacrifice of His Son Jesus as our personal Sin Offering before God. As the Tanakh puts it, "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." That is, Jesus took upon Himself our guilt-ridden and sinful condition - the shame of our broken relationship with God - and suffered this for us in order to heal our relationship with God.

When we cry out to God saying, "Heal me O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved," we are calling upon the One who gave up His Only Begotten Son in order to heal our relationship with Him. We can then experience newness of life as we receive the spiritual healing of our hearts. Have you put your trust in God's Healing for your life?

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Jeremiah 17:14 (BHS) transliterated

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Adonai Rophekha

The LORD is the Great Physician and the ultimate source of all genuine healing - physical, emotional, and spiritual. In fact, in Exodus 15:26 we read that a Title for the Lord is "The LORD who heals you."

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