Archangel Raphael stands out as one of the most potent healers.
The name Raphael means “God Who Heals.”
Furthermore, he healed Jacob’s dislocated hip. And he also healed Abraham after his circumcision. But The Bible calls him by his other name, “The Divine Physician.” Therefore, those familiar with the archangels already know the miraculous healing power of Raphael. But there are many other facts that you may not know.
Here are six interesting facts about the Mighty Archangel Raphael:
First, Raphael became famous as the protector of travelers because of his journey with Tobias. In this journey, he appears as a great companion for long trips. His sense of humor transforms him into a great friend. As a result of his incredible journey with Tobias, Raphael is often painted as a pilgrim.
Archangel Raphael often appears in paintings holding a fish. That is the fish Tobias caught on the journey we 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 could 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.
Raphael is 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.
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.
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.
Joy Shell, an English nurse, became famous with her book “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.
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!