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.” - Malachi 4:2
Fear - an awe. a reverence for God.
When I hear the word ‘fear’ in this context I think of loving Him so much that I never want to disappoint Him. David tells us in Psalm 32 that sin leads to sickness and decay and when we repent we can then shout for joy! Our bodies becomes strengthened and our pain stops.
When sickness seems to overtake us and when the doctor has exhausted all he knows to do it may be time to get a second opinion. We need to consult the physician that doesn’t need to collaborate with any other physician. His name is Jesus. The great physician who knows all things and has all power. Before we make the appointment there are several things we need to do according to Dr. Yeomans:
Confess our sin
Speak the Word
Praise and more Praise
We know that Jesus paid the price for our healing. We have His Spirit residing on the inside of us and we have His Word in written form for us to hear and meditate on.
It is so much easier for us that it was for those in Malachi’s time for his vision has come to pass. The Lord Jesus Christ was made man and dwelt among us. We have beheld His glory. He was crucified for us and buried; but death could not hold Him, and He rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God where He is exalted, and He hath shed forth the Holy Spirit upon those who believe.
Let us turn our face toward Him, bask in His presence and take the healing that was provided for us!
Is anyone else loving this book? God is so good!