The Names Of God: Jehovah-Rophe

Exodus 15:26

Over the past several weeks we have been looking at the various ways that God has revealed Himself to us in Scripture indicated by His names. Each name that God uses for Himself reveals to us an aspect of His character that helps us to know Him better.

This evening we come to second of the many compound names of Jehovah: Jehovah-Rophe. As we saw last week, most of the compound names of God come from some historic Biblical event and teach that Jehovah is able to meet our needs by some aspect of His character.

In 1 Co. 10:11, Paul reminds us that everything that happened to Israel in the Old Testament is for our admonition. The name Jehovah-Rophe comes from a memorable event that took place with the nation of Israel as they were coming out of Egypt. Jehovah-Rophe means Jehovah heals. In this name God is revealing Himself to us as the One who is able to heal the bitter waters of life.

Read: Exodus 15:22-26

I. Man Needs A Healer

II. Jehovah-Rophe Healed In The OT

III. Jesus Was The Jehovah-Rophe Of The NT

IV. Does Jehovah-Rophe Heal Today?

Let me recap my thoughts tonight. Mankind is sick, both physically and spiritually. Jehovah-Rophe is the answer. It is the Lord that heals. Not some traveling side-show, and not even our faith! It is the Jehovah-Rophe that is the One who heals.

Specifically, in the account where God reveals Himself to us as the One who heals we see Him as the One who will remove the bitterness of this life. This is for the believer and the non-believer alike.

Do you know His healing power tonight? If not, I invite you to come this evening. Let the Healer touch your life and transform bitterness into sweetness.