Archangel Raphael stands out as one of the most powerful healers. This is due to the fact that he healed Jacob’s dislocated hip. And he also healed Abraham after his circumcision. Furthermore, the name Raphael means “God Who Heals”. But The Bible calls him on his other name, “The Divine Physician”. Therefore, those who are familiar with the archangels, already know the miraculous healing power of Raphael. But there are many other facts that you may not know.
6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Archangel Raphael
#1. First of all, Raphael became popular as the protector of travelers. This is due to his journey with Tobias. In this journey he appears as a great companion for long journeys. His sense of humor transforms him into a great friend. As a result of his amazing journey with Tobias, Raphael is often painted as a pilgrim. In his journey with Tobias, in the Book Of Tobit, there is an interesting tale described. The archangel banishes a dangerous demon, called Asmodeus. The demon kills seven bridegrooms of Sarah, until Raphael banishes him.
#2. Archangel Raphael often appears in paintings holding a fish. That is the fish Tobias caught on the journey that I’ve mentioned above. On their journey to Media, Raphael taught Tobias some exorcising tips. One of these tips was smoking the liver and heart of the fish. As a result, Tobias was able to exorcise evil spirits from his bride. Later on their way back, Raphael taught him how to restore his father’s eyesight with the gall. Meanwhile, he revealed his real identity.
#3. Raphael seems to be the archangel who helped king Solomon to build his temple. He was the carrier of the special ring from God to Solomon. This ring allowed Solomon to command demons to finish the great temple.
#4. Furthermore, Jewish Legends sustain that Raphael helped Noah to build his ark. The archangel gave Noah all the knowledge he needed. Finally, before the flood came, Raphael gave Noah a medical book.
#5. John 5:2-4 tells us about the incredible healing powers of the pool at Bethesda. As a result of Raphael disturbing the pool, it received healing powers. The first man who entered the pool after the archangel, was miraculously healed.
#6. Joy Shell, an English nurse, became famous with her book called “The Ministry of Angels”. She admits in this book that she regularly saw Archangel Raphael at the heads of very ill patients. Hence, the patients visited by the celestial being recovered.
You might enjoy this Angel Raphael Healing Prayer.
In conclusion, Archangel Raphael possesses an amazing healing power. We can pray for him when we or our loved ones are ill. Raphael can teach us to heal ourselves and others. And he is the protector of healers, doctors, nurses and therapists. Let his healing light spread through your life.