“Bless Adonai, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: He forgives all your iniquity. He heals all your diseases.” – Psalm 103:3
Sickness is the outworking of sin. Not necessarily our own sin, but the sinful condition of this fallen world. We are often wise to seek medical care for our physical ailments but the same is not always true for our spiritual condition. The Psalmist recognized the importance of first treating our spiritual condition and then our physical. This also points to who or what is most important to us! God must always be our primary focus, for He is the one who provides for our every need—”forget not all His benefits.” this is also why scripture says, “Delight yourself in Adonai, and He will give you the requests of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
The Lord our healer (Adonai Rophecha) is one of the Biblical names of God. We find this in Exodus 15:26— “If you diligently listen to the voice of Adonai your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His mitzvot, and keep all His decrees, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians. For I am Adonai who heals you.”
Would you see a physician and not discuss the most serious of your sicknesses? If you’ve walked away from the faith God says, “Return, backsliding children! I will heal your backsliding” (Jeremiah 3:22). Cry out to Him, for He promises to “restore health to you and will heal you of your wounds” (Jeremiah 30:17). David testified to God faithfulness when he said, “Adonai my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me” (Psalm 30:3).
In the same way, and as prophesied, Yeshua came so that we may have forgiveness of our sins and to heal our bodies—”He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we, removed from sins, might live for righteousness. “By His wounds you were healed”” (1Peter 2:24). We have attained all this at a great price—Yeshua’s death on an execution stake.
In light of this truth we should not fail to “confess [our] offenses to one another and pray for one another so that [we] may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person is very powerful” (James 5:16).
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