2. JEHOVAH-RAPHA:”Jehovah heals.”

Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur, and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore, it was named Marah. So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

Then he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them. And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of theLord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer” Exod. 15:22-26.

MEANING: To restore, heal, and cure in a physical and spiritual sense.

The Lord Jesus consummated His ministry by becoming THE TREE that made the bitter pools of human existence waters of life. The teaching of Marah is wonderfully fulfilled in Him. Jesus is both the tree and the waters. He bore our sins in His Body on the tree and is also our Well of Salvation. Only Jesus, the tree of God’s provision, purifies, sweetens, and heals many bitter experiences in life. He heals the diseases of the soul and of the Body.

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