“...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 [literal Hebrew: I will permit] none of the diseases on you which I have brought [permitted] on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26)
When Israel crossed the Red Sea and started toward their homeland, the Lord spoke these words to them and revealed himself as Jehovah-Rapha. Jehovah-Rapha translated is, “I am the Lord your physician,” or “I am the Lord who heals you.” God didn’t put diseases upon Israel or upon the Egyptians. It is Satan, the god of this world, who makes man sick. Jehovah declares that He is the Healer!
In his book Christ the Healer, F. F. Bosworth said, “This name (Jehovah-Rapha) is given to reveal to us our redemptive privilege of being healed... The fact is, that the very first covenant God gave after the passage of the Red Sea, which was so distinctively typical of our redemption, was the covenant of healing, and it was at this time that God revealed Himself as our Physician, by the first redemptive and covenant name, Jehovah-Rapha, ‘I am the Lord who heals you.’ This is not only a promise, it is ‘a statute and an ordinance.’ (Exodus 15:25)”
“So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.” (Exodus 23:25-26)
As long as Israel walked in the covenant, there was no sickness among them. There is no record of a premature death as long as they kept the covenant. No babies, no young people, no middle-aged people died. With sickness taken away from the midst of them, they lived their whole lives out without disease, and then they just fell asleep in death. When it was time for them to go, they would lay hands on their children, pronounce blessing upon them, gather their feet up into bed, give up the ghost, and go home.
What does that have to do with us? God is the same God now that He was then! The Bible says that He does not change. God was against sin in the Old Testament (Old Covenant), and God is against sin in the New Testament (New Covenant). God was against sickness in the Old Testament and God is against sickness in the New Testament. God made provision for healing in the Old Testament and God has made provision for healing in the New Testament.
Make the following confession:
Jehovah-Rapha “I am the Lord who heals you” is the name of my Lord. I love and serve the Lord my God as a New Covenant believer. Jesus has taken sickness away from the midst of me. If He tarries His coming, the number of my days I will fulfill!