2 O LORD [Yahovah] my God ['elohiym], I cried [shava`] unto
thee, and thou hast healed [rapha'] me. KJV-Interlinear
2 O Lord my
God, I cried to Thee for help, and Thou didst heal me. NASB
Lord, ‘yahovah,’ is the personal reference of the Lord, refers to the self-existent or eternal one, and when used with the plural form of God, ‘elohiym,’ designates the supreme form of deity, thus designating the Lord with the highest office and recognition. This makes Jesus Christ who is the Lord, the highest authority and sovereign and eternally existent God.
This does not negate the Father or the Spirit in any way, but recognizes the plan of God that designates Christ as the one and only path to God. All three members of the Godhead, are co-infinite, co-eternal, and co-equal, but the path to God is specifically designated to go through Christ, and not through the other two members of the Godhead.
This approach requirement removes man and angels arrogant attempts to bypass Christ and go directly to the Father. Satans arrogance and mans arrogance attempts this approach to the Father directly which is a rejection of Gods plan, and a promotion of mans attempt to make himself equal with God, thus rejecting Gods plan and imposing mans own plan to advance man by means of a plan of mans design.
This is the plan of religion, all religion, or man by mans efforts to achieve equality or acceptance with God.
Remember that the Temple was built facing east. That is the direction where the Father sits on his throne.
However, the Father while sitting in the east faces west toward the temple. The temple and all of its contents speak of the work of Christ, and thus the plan of God.
The Son of God is a title assumed by Christ, to differentiate Him from the Father in so far as His role in Gods plan. The Father authored the plan, the Son executes the plan and the Spirit makes known the plan.
As a result of Christs work, He is promoted to the place of highest honor and sovereignty, at the right hand of the Father. The right hand is the place of honor. Thus in relation to the Father who is facing west, the right hand is to the north.
This is where Satan wanted to be. Namely the throne to the north or to the right hand of the Father.
And David recognizes this principle. The Son of God, is the Lord, who is the Savior, who is infinite and eternal, and God, but also man. There is only one individual who fulfills that position, and that is Jesus Christ.
David cried to the Lord, but in the proper form of prayer. All prayer is directed to the Father in the name of the Lord and while in fellowship, thus all three members of the Trinity are in view when prayer is offered correctly.
Healed, ‘rapha,’ means to mend, to correct, to repair, to make whole, reconcile, restore, rebuild, and thus to heal.
And it is not the body that is in view here, but the soul.
When we are born into this world, our soul is a blank object. During the course of our life, we learn and grow up both physically and mentally and hopefully, spiritually.
It is the spiritual aspect of our growth and life that mends, repairs, restores and makes whole, or complete, our life.
From salvation and eternal life, to spiritual growth to maturity, our life is made complete through the spiritual process of learning, and using and applying doctrine to our life. And thus it is doctrine, which is the word of God, which is the written Christ, in us, that completes our existence.
Without God and without doctrine, we would be incomplete and therefore nothing.
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