- Last week, we continued to build a foundation for a belief in divine healing.
- This series has two objectives:
- To demonstrate that developing faith for divine healing is biblical, practical and beneficial.
- To foster reasonable expectations for divine intervention in the healing and recovery of your physical body.
- To this end, we first discussed how we needed to look at healing holistically.
- A narrow understanding of divine healing will often place people in one of two categories:
- Healing .
- Healing never.
- The reality is that faith is not the only variable affecting our physical health.
- Though this is true. . . we can still approach God when we are faced with sickness AND maintain a expectation to be healed.
- In fact, this series is going to encourage you to expect healing time even though you know people are not healed all the time.
- Stop looking at analytics and stick with your ace.
- Jesus is your ace.
- Jesus, our ace, is the healer and to see Him as the healer, as we discussed last week, we must also see Him holistically.
- To see Jesus holistically is to see Him as the personification of every divine God has revealed to us in Scripture.
- All the promises, principles and prophecies of Scripture culminate in (Luke 24:27)
Jesus: Everything We Want and Need from God
- Colossians 1:13-19
- Colossians 2:9
- Hebrews 1:1-4
The Names of God in the Old Testament
(Drawn from the Hilton Sutton Study Bible, The King James Bible Red Lettered,
“The Names and Attributes of God” pp. xi-xv)
- Eloah (singular)/Elohim (plural) – “The Mighty One”/”The Almighty” (e.g. Job 3:4, Neh 9:17, Gen 1:1, Gen 1:26)
- Jehovah – “The Self-Existing One” (used close to 6000 times in Scripture)
- Adon (singular)/Adonahy (plural) – “Lord” (e.g. Ex. 23:17, Gen. 15:2)
- El Elyon – “The Most High God”/”The High God”/”God is the High One” (e.g. Gen 14:18, Ps 78:35)
- El Roi – “God Sees Me”/”God is the One Who Sees Me” (Gen. 16:13)
- El Shadday (Shaddai) – “The Almighty God”/“God Almighty”/“The Almighty”/ “God is the All-Powerful One” (e.g. Gen 17:1, Gen 43:14, Job 8:5)
- El Olam – “The Everlasting God”/”God is the Eternal One” (Gen 21:33, Deut 33:27, Ps 146:10)
- El Chai (Hai) – “The Living God” (Deut 5:25)
- El Kanna – “The Jealous God” (Ex 20:5)
- El Hannun – “The Merciful God (Deut 4:31)
- El Avraham Yitzak v-Yacov – “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” (Ex 3:15)
- Jehovah Sabaoth (Tsebaoth) – “The Lord of Hosts”/“Jehovah of the (Heavenly) Armies” (e.g. I Sam 1:3, Isa 31:14)
- Jehovah Nissi “The Lord My Banner”/”The Lord is My Victory” (Ex 17:15)
- Jehovah Rophe/Rophi/Rapha – “The Lord Who Heals You” (Ex. 15:26)
- Jehovah Jireh – “The Lord Who Provides” (Gen. 22:14)
- Jehovah Tzadekenu (Tsidikenu) – “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jer. 23:6)
- Jehovah Rohi – “The Lord My Shepherd” (Ps. 23:1)
- Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh – “I Am That I Am”
- Exodus 3:13-14
- John 8:52-59
- Philippians 2:9-10
The Importance of Starting with Jesus
- Receiving divine healing has everything to do with seeing Jesus .
- Ironically, to secure the prosperity that Word of faith preachers talk about, we must focus less on (the way we understand it) and focus more on .
- Jesus is .
- He’s everything we need.
- This includes .
- When we can see the God that heals in , we can receive healing from Him, like so many people did when Jesus walked physically on the earth.
© Joshua D. Smith, Ph.D., 2020