Total and Permanent Restoration (Morning)

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Matthew 11:25-30

TODAY’S RHEMA

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jeremy was once involved in a supernatural movement when he was still young. With his newfound ability, he could heal those with ailments. He felt happy to be able to help others in need. But something bizarre ensued. They all had changed. He found out they weren’t properly healed. Or if they were healed, their affliction got worse. He also encountered one of his former patients, changed, his family and friends hated him because his former patient was a fiend when he was angry. Jeremy was clueless. What’s going on?

Right after Jeremy met Jesus, the true healer, and accepted Him as his savior he found the answer. He learned to surrender his life to God. He still opens his alternative medicine practice but he no longer depends on his supernatural power. He tries to heal people with God’s help and prayers. A lot of prayers. He connected the dots and realized: when he uses God’s unlimited power to heal people through his hands, no adverse effects occurred. The opposite took place when he uses powers another than His power. He concluded: only in God’s true healing and restoration can take place.

One of our God’s many names includes Jehovah Rapha, God who heals. This name implies that God not only can heal physical afflictions but also spiritual ailments. His power is not limited to concrete matter but abstract concepts as well. Snake bites(Numbers 21)? Easy. Twelve years of perpetual bleeding (Matthew 9: 20-22)? Done. Your career and finance(Matthew 6:25)? Piece of cake. You name it, God would heal and restore it. Perfectly. Come to Him, call Him by name and He will answer You. He heals all if we believe in Him. He has gentle hands and His remedies are sweet.

REFLECTION

We NEED GOD, THE HEALER because ONLY HIM who can HEAL TOTALLY and PERMANENTLY.

APPLICATIONS

1. Do you have some affliction that needs to be healed soon?
2. Why do you need Jehovah Rapha in your life?
3. How do you know that He can heal and restore your life wholly and permanently?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Jesus Christ, I bring the afflictions and diseases I have right now all into Your gentle hands. I need You to heal my life and my heart. I believe, right here and right now, You’ve done Your part and healed me already. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Judges 11-12
Luke 6:1-26