Healing In His Wings

Healing In His Wings

Tim Elliott

 

God wants you well!!! So much so that He gave His Son, Jesus, to take stripes on his body so that you could be healed!! How does that work? I don’t think any of us will ever totally understand it. All I know is that I’m well. I’ve seen healing miracles all my life. Because of Jesus!! God wants you well!!!

 

There is a curious passage of scripture in the book of Malachi that talks about healing in His wings. Let’s read it.

Malachi 4:2 New Living Translation  “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.

I had to ask what in the world did he mean when he said, “His wings”?

What I found out is that the word “wings” here means the hem or border of a garment. And he was referring to tassels that the children of Israel wore on the edge of their garments. Let’s read about them in the book of Numbers.

Numbers 15:37-40

Tassels on Clothing

 

37 Then the Lord said to Moses, 38 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: Throughout the generations to come you must make tassels for the hems of your clothing and attach them with a blue cord. 39 When you see the tassels, you will remember and obey all the commands of the Lord instead of following your own desires and defiling yourselves, as you are prone to do. 40 The tassels will help you remember that you must obey all my commands and be holy to your God.

 

Notice the tassels will cause you to remember and obey the commands of the Lord. That’s His Word. He says we should obey the commands of the Lord instead of following our own desires. That’s not too easy, but it can be done. Just give your attention to the Word of God.

In 1994 I started teaching a Healing School and compiled a set of scriptures that are about healing. I still pay attention to them to this day. If you pay attention to the Word of God it brings healing and health into your life. But you have to pay attention to it. The things of God, including healing don’t just drop off on your head like ripe cherries off a tree. You have to do something. I like to say it like this, the Word works when you work the word.

 

In Mark’s gospel we read a story about a woman who had been sick for twelve years. The doctors couldn’t help her. In fact she got worse under their care. After she heard about Jesus she said to herself, if I can just touch the hem of His garment I will be healed. She reached out to touch Jesus and then she got a touch from heaven. Malachi said the Sun of Righteousness would rise with healing in His wings. Every time you reach out to touch Jesus you will rise to a new level of healing. You will rise to a new level of wellness. You reach out to touch Jesus by remembering His Word. Pay attention to it. So let’s read this story in Mark.

 

Mark 5:25-34  25 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. 26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. 28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. 30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” 31 His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”

 

Jesus said “Your suffering is over.” Isn’t that what we all want. Well the Word of God declares that it is. So reach out and touch it and every time you do you will rise to a new level of wellness.

I came to pastor a little country church in Branford, Florida in April of 1999. There was an 81 woman in our church that got ahold of this principle. She took a copy of the healing scriptures that I handed out and put them to work. She read those scriptures all day every day. At the time she started the doctor had given her up to die. Her liver was failing, her kidneys were failing, she had a large tumor on her brain, and her heart was very weak. At her next check up the doctor asked why she was there. She said I had an appointment. He said but you were supposed to die. She said, I didn’t, instead I have been reading God’s Word and I’m better. He ran tests on her and found she had a new liver, a new kidney, the tumor had shrunk to the size of a head of a pin, and her heart was stronger. She went on to live for eight more years and enjoyed them with her family immensely. I tell you every time you reach out to touch the Word of God you will rise to a new level of wellness. It can add years to your life. The Word of God works when you work the word. It just amazes me.

Now let’s read another passage of scripture that talks about the wings.

 

Mark 6:53-56  53 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. They brought the boat to shore 54 and climbed out. The people recognized Jesus at once, 55 and they ran throughout the whole area, carrying sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the countryside—they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.

 

All who touched… not just God’s favorites… all who touched.. That means you. Reach out and touch The Word of God, reach out and touch Jesus. Every time you do you will rise to a new level of wellness.

There is one more passage of scripture that tells us we have to pay attention to God’s Word. And when we do it is medicine for our entire body.

 

 

Proverbs 4:20-22   20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words.  21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

 

The word healing in this verse is a Hebrew word that means medicine. Exodus 15:26 tells us that God is a physician. And His prescription for your healing is paying attention to His Word. Every time you pay attention to The Word of God, particularly healing scriptures you will rise to a new level of wellness. The Word works when you work the word. All you have to do is what Proverbs 4:20 tells you to do. Pay attention to what I say. Pay attention to my Words. They are medicine for your entire body.

The Sun of Righteousness, Jesus of Nazareth,  has risen and there is healing in His wings. His wings remind us to pay attention to His commands, His Word and obey it.

I encourage you to start meditating on healing scriptures because every time you do you will rise to a new level of wellness.


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