My wife and I have been ministering to seniors for the past 17 years! At first I thought He had put us in an exit ministry—a ministry to help people prepare for heaven. When someone in their 70’s, 80’s or 90’s got sick it was not long before doctors, family, friends and even our church family started saying things like, “You know she lived such a full life.”
So who says she or he has lived a full life? Only God knows when you or I have lived a full life. And as my friend Sam Parsons says, “If you ain’t dead you ain’t done.”
Over the years we have seen God raise up seniors from the ICU and Hospice where just about everyone including the patient thought it was time to go home to Jesus. Don’t get me wrong—when it’s time—I want to go and I don’t want to hold anyone back from going.
On the other hand—I don’t want to usher anyone along ‘before his or her time’ just because everyone else has given up on them and stopped praying for healing.
I am the Lord that Healeth Thee!
This is the account of the journey from the Red Sea to Mount Sinai. Each step is filled with spiritual lessons for believers of every age.
2. Healing and Deliverance: the Lord reveals Himself as "the LORD who heals you" Yahweh Rapha. He promised to deliver Israel from the diseases that afflicted the Egyptians. This was both in body and soul; in body, by preserving from diseases, and by curing them when afflicted; and in soul, by pardoning their iniquities, and providing inner (emotional) healing.
(Psalm 103:1-5; 1 Thes 5:23)
And the Rapha never stops…
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases!
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 (Rapha).
Isa 53:5 !
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