Jehovah my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. (Psalm 30:2 Darby)


God said, “I am Jehovah Rapha! I am the God that heals you!” Even if He uses a surgeon or a nurse or other medical professional, the healer is still God. The Expanded Bible says, “If you worship the Lord your God, I [he] will bless your bread and your water. I will take away sickness from you. None of your women will miscarry or be unable to have children [barren]. I will allow you to live long lives [fill the number of your days]. Exodus 23:25–26

Not only does the Lord promise no sickness, but He also says none of the women will be barren (a shame for women of that day), and all of the people will live long, healthy lives. No early or premature deaths! Exodus, chapter 15, is where God introduces Himself as the Healer: He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Verse 26 NIV

The King James Version says, “I will put none of these diseases upon thee.” And that word “put” really should be in the permissive, “I will permit none of these diseases upon thee, which I have permitted to come upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” A Hebrew translation says, “I am thy Great Physician.” 


Dear God, I praise You and thank You for healing me, delivering me, restoring health to me, and Your promise that I will have a long, healthy life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Redeemed from Sickness. To order this pivotal book, click here.

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