“Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house.” – 2 Chronicles 7:1 KJV
Healing for the wounded soul also comes to us when the glory of the Lord falls on us. I’m talking about the same glory that filled the temple when it was dedicated. Remember, the Bible says that you are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). You are a spirit that lives in a body that houses your soul.
Throughout the Bible we read about the glory of the Lord filling the temple. In fact, the scriptures tell us that the glory was so strong on the day that Solomon dedicated the temple that the priests couldn’t even enter the temple to perform their duties (2 Chronicles 7:1,2).
Taking Refuge Under God’s Wings
God’s glory always fills the temple and it has the power to heal our souls. Let me explain. e prophet Malachi says,
“But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy” (Malachi 4:2).
According to this scripture, Jesus, who is the son of righteousness, heals us using two powers, “His wings and His beams”. The beams represent His light, which we’ll talk about in a minute, but what do the wings represent?
The author of Hebrews writes, “Above [the ark] and over- shadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory” (Hebrews 9:5, emphasis added) According to this verse, the wings represent God’s glory. As I mentioned earlier, the glory of God always fills the temple – and when Jesus arises on us with healing in His wings, His glory has the power to heal our wounded souls. Read through the Psalms and you’ll and this theme repeated several times as David talks about our souls taking refuge under God’s wings.
“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of y wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast” (Psalm 57:1 KJV).
David said that his soul found refuge under the shadow of God’s wings, which is His glory. He had many wounds in his soul from the traumas he experienced while being chased by Saul. He was also wounded by the sin of adultery he committed with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah the Hittite. David desperately needed healing in his soul, which is why he sought shelter under the shadow of God’s wings. Look at Malachi 4:2 again. This passage says that Jesus “arises on us with healing in His wings.” The glory is one of the ways God heals our wounded souls.
What is Malachi 4:2 speaking to you personally?
How are you taking refuge under the shadow of God’s wings?