Joseph Prince on the Keys to Healing in the Christian Language
If you think God only cares about your spirit, think again. Did you know that there are keys to healing written directly into the divinely-inspired scriptures? That’s right–the Bible’s original language, Hebrew, contains a ground-breaking perspective on healing. Pastor Joseph Prince is on a mission to uncover and teach these healing secrets.
In an engaging sermon, Prince, a senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, reveals that the Hebrew word for healing actually describes how to heal. Could God have provided us with the keys to healing through this ancient language?
Language Has Deeper Roots
Ancient languages, like Hebrew and Chinese, were designed to be read right to left. Not only that, but each word part is a pictograph that carries a deeper meaning than the 26 letters in our Latin-inspired alphabet.
In the case of the Hebrew word for healing–Rapha–the pictographs from left to right are a head, a mouth, and a sacrifice. According to Prince, “The head thinks and the mouth speaks of the sacrifice.” In short, people who are mentally or physically sick should meditate on and proclaim Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice.
Prince declares, “If you are sick, you should speak of the Sacrifice. The more you think of it, the more you speak of it, the greater your healing!”
It is in His sacrifice that we find the power to truly heal. Just as Jesus healed the sick and diseased during His life, He does so for us through His sacrificial death.
But Joseph Prince’s revolutionary analysis of the Hebrew language goes even further. The root word for Rapha is Raphah, meaning “relax.” The pictographs from this word, from left to right are: a head, a mouth, and grace. So, “The head and the mouth speak of grace.”
It is by God’s grace, not by our panicked actions, that we can relax into healing, fully trusting in and relying on the power of Jesus’s sacrifice.
Relaxing to Heal
The concept of relaxing to heal is not simply derived from the Hebrew language itself. It is explicitly confirmed by Scripture:
Isaiah 53:4 teaches, “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering.” What’s more profound? This was written more than 600 years before Jesus walked the Earth. It was an uncanny, divine prediction.
Matthew 8:16-17 describes Jesus casting out demons and healing the sick to fulfill Isaiah’s prediction. And what He did in his life, He did for all generations through His sacrificial death.
God Has Power Over All Disease
No mental or physical disease is too horrible for God to heal. According to Prince, “The growth, the xray–those are superficial; God’s word is supernatural. Those things are temporal; God’s word is eternal.”
Not only are man’s diseases powerless in the face of the Almighty God, but man himself is dwarfed by God’s power: “Man is subject to failures and mistakes; God never fails. Men can lie; God cannot lie.”
With this in mind, Joseph Prince recommends that we trust in, meditate on, and speak of God’s power to truly heal. If you are suffering from a mental or physical disease, do not carry the burden alone; relax into the healing power of God’s grace.
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