HEALING IN HIS WINGS

HEALING IN HIS BEAMS

Mal. 4:2 “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.

This is one of the beautiful prophetic pictures of Christ in the Old Testament. Actually it is the last picture from the last chapter of the last book in the Old Testament. It gives us a glimpse of the incredible healing virtue that flows from Jesus. The word translated beams in this verse is a descriptive hebrew word kanaph which refers to a bird’s wings but in this passage is describing the wings or beams radiating from the messiah. Jonathan Edwards preached a message entitled ‘Christ Our Spiritual Son’. In it, he describes the centrality of the sun to the solar system and the centrality of Christ in our lives. Jesus is the Sun of righteousness and there is healing in His “beams”. Here is some of what Edwards said about Christ our spiritual sun.

“The beams of this spiritual Sun don’t only refresh but restore the souls of believers. Thus it is said that the Sun of righteousness {shall arise} with healing {in his wings}. These beams heal the souls of believers. As we often see that when the trees or plants of the earth are wounded, the beams of the sun will heal the wound and by degrees restore the plant, so the sweet beams of the Sun of righteousness heal the wounds of believers’ souls. When they have been wounded by sin and have labored under the pain of wounds of conscience, the rays of this Sun heal the wounds of conscience. When they have been wounded by temptation and made to fall to their hurt, those benign beams, when they come to shine on the wounded soul, restore and heal the hurt that has been received. The sick soul by these beams is restored, as plants that have grown in shady and cold places appear sickly and languishing, if the shade be removed and the sunbeams come to shine down upon them, will revive and flourish; or as the clear shining of the sun after the rain.”

All of us have been wounded and damaged by the effects of sin. From the original sin that has crippled our will, to our own personal sinful behavior that has wounded us in so many ways; we all stand in dire need of the healing beams of Jesus to flow over us. I often think of what it might have been like to be in one of the Lord’s services. I imagine myself pushing through the crowd to get closer to the warmth of His healing presence. Basking in His presence, healing would flow through my whole being; my spirit, soul, and body would receive those healing rays. Here is the good news! Christ is still the Sun of Righteousness, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, His healing beams are flowing out today to whosoever will. Maybe it’s time to bask in the Sun for a little while.

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2 Responses to “HEALING IN HIS WINGS”

  1. James k. Marse Jr. Says:

    Spending time in Gods presence is a must! Make sure you take the time! In the shower,sleeping upon your bed,while driving to work,catch a service on radio,internet,TV,cable,a service at church during the week,and etc. God is truly merciful my friends!

  2. kevin falgoust Says:

    AMEN. HIS PRESENCE IS A MUST FOR ME. I BASK OK N HIM ALL THE TIME. WHAT AN AMAZING ENERGY WE GET WHEN WE BASK IN THE SUN OF HIM. IT’S HIS WORD IN. THE MORNING AND THEN WORSHIP KLOVE AAA ND PRAISE HIM ALL DAY. IT IS A MUST. HALLELUJAH, GOOD DAY PASTOR FRANK. GREAT BLOG.

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