God's healing power, says author and evangelist Marilyn Hickey, includes physical and emotional healing as well as the power to cast out demons. When she visited Russia just after the Iron Curtain fell, she says, some students from Oral Roberts University met her at the plane and said, "Would you come with us to pray for this girl? She's demon-possessed."
The young woman was practicing witchcraft, Hickey says on "The Marilyn and Sarah Show" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "17 years old, and these demons would bite her and cut her skin though she couldn't see them. ... And these voices would say to her, 'We're going to kill you.' So we went ... and we got these students, and we cast those demons out of her and led her to Christ.
"I went back eight months later; she met me at the airport. She said, 'I'm Natasha ... and I love Jesus.' And she won all of her family [to Christ], and all of her family knew that."
One of the ways we access this kind of healing power, Hickey says, "is through the names of God, because He reveals who He is all through the Old Testament. ... This is profitable, because it's Jehovah revealing Himself, and whatever your need may be: Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Jireh—it's just exciting.
"Your thinking can be sick. You can have a broken heart. You can be physically sick. You can have generational weaknesses from your parents, grandparents, whatever," Marilyn adds. "But whatever the condition, He heals. He is the Lord Jehovah Rophe ... He doesn't just tell you that, He heals you. ...From Genesis to Revelation, there are wonderful demonstrations, manifestations of healing."
Marilyn shares the powerful story of when God first revealed Himself as Jehovah Rophe in Exodus 15. "The Israelites are going through the wilderness, and it's a hard time for them. ... So they come to this water ... But when they get down to taste the water, it is bitter. There's something bad, probably poisonous water. And so Moses prays. Instead of murmuring, Moses prays, and God gives him a revelation. ... And God says to him, 'Cut this tree and throw the branch in the water, and it will heal the water.'
"So what did [Moses] do? He cut the tree, threw it into the water, and the water was made sweet, and he calls the Lord: 'You have revealed Yourself to me as a healer. You can heal.'"
Hickey says one of her favorite parts of this story is the way Moses listened to God. "And when He cut the tree down, I believe that represents the cross. And it says Jesus Himself took our infirmities and our diseases, and 'by His stripes, we are healed.' This happened on the cross. So the cross is wood. And when we take the provision of the cross into our needs, there is healing power."
To hear more stories of Jehovah Rophe's healing power, listen to this podcast.
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