Written by P.C.Mertes on 18 December 1992
As I listened to Kenneth Copeland’s Healing praises I was inspired on how to answer my question about what “nurturing” is. As I lifted my hands and sang, “I am the Lord that healeth thee, Sing Hallelujah to the Lord …” I thank God that He will heal me emotionally as well as physically and that I should put my eyes on Him for my healing.
I remember F.F. Bosworth’s “Christ the Healer” introductory chapter which teaches you the 7 names of God and I see that enveloped in these names is the answer of what it is to nurture.
F.F. Bosworth’s “Christ the Healer“
Published by Flemming H. Revell Co.
Tarrytown, New York.
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH – “The Lord is there,” or present, revealing to us the redemptive privilege of enjoying His presence, Who says, “Lo, I am with you always.” That this blessing is provided by the Atonement is proven by the fact that we are “made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
JEHOVAH-SHALOM – The Lord our Peace, reveals to us the redemptive privilege of having His Peace. Accordingly Jesus says, “My peace I give unto thee.” This belssing is in the Atonement, because “The chastisement of our peace was upon Him” when He “made peace by the blood of His cross.”
JEHOVAH-RA-AH – is translated “The Lord is my Shepherd.” He became our Shepherd by giving “His life for the sheep,” therefore this privilege is a redemptive privilege, purchased by the Atonement.
JEHOVAH-JIREH – means “the Lord will provide” an offering, and Christ was the offering provided for out complete redemption.
JEHOVAH-NISSI – means “the Lord is our Banner,” or “Victor,” or “Captain.” It was when, by the cross, Christ triumphed over principalities and powers that He provided for us, through the Atonement, the redemptive privilege of saying, “thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ.”
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU – is translated “the Lord our Righteousness.” He becomes our righteousness by bearing our sins on the cross; therefore our redemptive privilege of receiving “the gift of righteousness” is an Atonement blessing.
JEHOVAH-RAPHA – is translate “I am the Lord thy Physician,” or “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” This name is given to reveal to us our redemptive privilege of being healed. This privilege is purchased by the Atonement, for Isaiah, in the Redemptive Chapter, declares, “Surely He hath borne our sicknesses and carried our pains.”
These are written in such a way as to strengthen Bosworth’s argument that God wants us healed. The whole book needs to be read to obtain an inner revelation of Christ’s atonement for our salvation and healing. This is an excellent book to reveal God’s will for your healing.
To obtain this book it usually has to be ordered from the Publisher or from your local Christian book store. I have ordered by phone from the Texas A&M University Bookstore (409-845-8681) who will ask for the ISBN number, a credit card number and will have it mailed directly to you.