The topic of healing raises many questions in believers' minds. How does God heal? Will He heal every time? What about those times when healing seems delayed?
The answer to those questions is found in our healing covenant from the Lord, Dr. Chip Beaulieu, pastor and longtime healing evangelist, tells Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of the Greenelines podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. He finds the foundation for that covenant—and his new book—in Exodus 15:26, where God says, "I am the Lord who heals you."
"In the original language, that says, 'I am Jehovah Rapha,'" Beaulieu explains. "So it's the first time that the Lord spoke those two words together—'I am Jehovah, God that I am,' but then He also said, 'I am Rapha, the Lord who heals.' And so He was making a covenant with Israel at that point in time that this is not just something that I do; this is something that I am."
"As Christians, we get to take advantage of that," says Beaulieu, who has seen many people healed through his international ministry as well as through the healing school at his church, Word of Truth Church in Dayton, Tennessee. Ha adds that the first question people have about healing is this one: Is it God's will to heal?
Beaulieu has put the answers to those questions together in his new book, Our Healing Covenant, in the form of roughly 400 Bible verses in a variety of translations, all pertaining to healing.
"If you'll read these verses, you'll come to the same conclusion that we have, which is that it's God's will to heal—really, every single time without a single exception for all of humanity," he says. "And that sounds like a radical statement, but it's really not—it's a covenant."
"The Lord's never stopped being who He is," Beaulieu adds. "And if He was Jehovah Rapha with Moses and the children of Israel, he still Jehovah Rapha with us today. And that's really a fundamental principle that we have to get in our hearts: that God desires to heal me. And then we can figure out the rest of it, you know, because healing doesn't always happen immediately. It didn't even happen immediately, every single time in the ministry of Jesus.
For much more from Dr. Chip Beaulieu on God's healing covenant and how He is working to heal today, listen to this entire episode of the Greenelines podcast , and subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. Find Beaulieu's book, Our Healing Covenant, wherever fine books are sold.
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