Jesus is our Great Physician and His power, knowledge and abilities are without limitation because He is Jehovah-Rapha, our God who heals.
Exodus 15:26 says:
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
According to Strong’s Concordance. . .the very name of God. . .Jehovah-Rapha reveals He is “. . .the Lord that healeth thee.” (H7495)
The fact that Jesus would pay the price for our healing was prophesied 700 years before His birth by the prophet Isaiah. In fact, Isaiah 53:4-5 says:
“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
Isaiah prophesied long before Jesus ever walked the earth as a man. . .long before He was crucified and resurrected. That’s why some people who don’t believe in divine healing cite this verse as historical fact with no spiritual application. However, we cannot ignore the words of Matthew 8:16-17 which says: