This title means that the LORD is our Healer. One of the spiritual gifts Paul recorded in a letter to the Corinthians is listed as “gifts of healing”. Notice, it is “gifts”, not singular gift, because our God manifests healings to the spirit, soul, and body. Scripture tells us that God “heals the brokenhearted”, the oppressed, the possessed, the backslider. One of the benefits of being a believer is the assurance of healing of “all your diseases”, sooner or later. Any and every physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual healing that you and I have experienced in our lives has come from our heavenly Father!
Jesus Christ is the Son of Righteousness who has risen “with healing in His wings”. While Emmanuel ministered on earth, many who touched Him were made whole. People suffering from leprosy, withered hands, fevers, blindness, or demonic affliction were all healed immediately by the Lord our Savior. Jesus knew His critics would mockingly acknowledge His healing abilities by quoting the proverb to Him, “Physician,” or healer, “heal yourself!”
Mark it well; only God is a healer. No man is a healer, although God does manifest the gift of healing through vessels of His choice. He gave this gift to the twelve apostles, and He said that this gift would accompany future Christians. This does not mean that if you go to doctors or take medicine that your faith is inferior or that you are necessarily out of God’s will. Godly Timothy took medicine, and the Holy Spirit, through the apostle Paul, referred to Luke as the “beloved physician”. Is it coincidental that Paul had Luke by his side during his ministry?
God still heals today, but our greatest healing is yet to come! Until then, may God’s Word minister to your needs today.