SON 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 nature 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.

One Reply to “SON BEAMS”

  1. HALLELUJAH, YES INDEED, GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE KING OF KINGS, YOU ARE ALL IN ALL/EVERYTHING. HOW AMAZING/UNIQUE/BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE..
    HOW ALMIGHTY/DUNAMUS/POWERFUL/ALL YOU ARE. HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!!!!!!
    THANK YOU, FATHER, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT… I LOVE YOU! HAVE YOUR WAY JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT WITH ME ALL THE DAY’S OF MY LIFE.
    AWESOME BLOG, PASTOR FRANK, FIRE,
    THANKS YOU JESUS, FOR OUR PASTOR.
    HAVE A BLESSED AND FILLED DAY IN OUR KING OF KINGS, PASTOR FRANK, LOVE YOU.
    STAY STRONG AND BOLD IN OUR KING. HOLY SPIRIT HAVE YOUR WAY, HALLELUJAH… 🙂 WHAT AN AWESOME/ALMIGHTY BEAM HE IS!!!! JESUS!!!

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