Holy Scripture testifies indisputably that heavenly powers communicate ceaselessly with the human world. So the Bible reveals the names of the seven Holy Archangels, the heads of Heaven, as follows: Jegudiel, Michael, Salathiel, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Varahiel. And all of them have a significant role in people’s lives—especially archangel Raphael, the guardian of the heavenly crowns.
Saint Raphael the Archangel is an angel of the Archangels in the eighth angelic heaven. He is incredibly honored as a healer of the sick, a silent guide of travelers, and a protector of the married, living in fear of God. Archangel Raphael focuses on healing in all our energy fields, not just the physical. He sees all imbalances, blockages, toxins, and addictions in our aura and helps us take an energy bath to release them. Unfortunately, the Bible does not mention Raphael by name. He is only mentioned in the “Book of Tobit,” in which this archangel plays a leading role.
Angels are energy and can take any form, so we can perceive angels differently, such as energy, color, and intensity. But frequently, the Archangel Raphael appears in emerald green light.
Who is Raphael the Archangel?
Tobias had to collect the money he owed, a friend, to his father, Tobit. Tobit was a pious Jew from Nineveh who was blind and wanted to take money from the debtor. After many trials and tribulations, the angel succeeds in recovering old Tobit’s money. Back in Nineveh, Tobit wants to repay Azarias for his help. The angel then shows the father and son his true identity, saying, “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand before the glory of God.” (Tobit 12:15)
Raphael is the first archangel mentioned in the Bible (indirectly), and only appears in the Book of Tobit, from the 2nd century AD. Archangel Raphael leads us to a healthy lifestyle: natural foods, essential oils, herbs, and crystals, and teaches us how to breathe. Unlike other crafty spirits, which act to keep their identity secret, an angel cannot be accused of fakery. So, if Raphael means, God heals. Azarias translates to God Saves, which is almost the same.
Archangel Raphael is our watchman when we go on our journeys. So we call upon Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael to help us have an incredible journey and arrive safely at our destination. He watches over couple relationships and can arrange specific destiny meetings, as does Archangel Chamuel.
Biography of Raphael the Archangel
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What does Raphael mean in the Bible?
In iconography, Saint Raphael is depicted holding Tobias’ hand and guiding him on the path while Tobias has the fish caught in the Tigris River. Often, the archangel has an alabaster medical vessel or a small basket as a sign of God’s blessings to the faithful.
The name Archangel Raphael means “God heals.” The energy of the Archangel Raphael is gentle but highly effective. Archangel Raphael is also called the Archangel of Healing, but we don’t have to invoke him to heal ourselves; instead, he brings us the awareness that leads to healing. In Hebrew, his name, composed of the words “Rapha” and “El,” means “Lord Healer” or “God is the Healer.”
He works with emerald green light, and clairvoyants can see him alongside ambulances, and medical personnel, usually carrying a symbol called the caduceus, a winged staff with two snakes entwined, the symbol of the medical profession.
What are Raphael’s powers?
Archangel Raphael is depicted in a pilgrim’s costume, holding a caduceus-shaped staff on which a snake is coiled, symbolizing healing. He is holding a water pot in his hand, and in front of him is water from which a fish is jumping.
Raphael’s powers are to heal and restore love, tranquility, and peace to people’s lives. Archangel Raphael must bring imbalances of all kinds to the surface, especially those in the physical body, and teach us how to heal ourselves. Raphael takes us to the cause of our problems and helps us understand what behavior has brought us that illness, that condition, and those situations we experience.
Archangel Raphael can also help us to obtain the gift of healing. He shows us how to heal ourselves; he helps us heal ourselves with the help of nature and universal energy.
Key Verse related to Raphael
“When the prayer of both men was heard before the glory of God, we read, “Then Raphael was sent to heal them both, to raise the whiteness of Tobit, that he might see the light of God with his own eyes, and to give Sarah the daughter of Raguel to wife to Tobias the son of Tobit, binding Asmodeus the evil spirit, for Tobias was destined to inherit her.”
What is the archangel Raphael known for?
The Archangel Raphael is mentioned in the Old Testament Book of Tobit, where he is presented as Tobias’s protector and wise guide on his way to Raguel’s house to marry Sarah.
The archangel Raphael is known for the miraculous healing he gave Tobias. He is said to be the one who healed Abraham after he was circumcised and gave Moses a book describing all the herbs with healing powers that grow on the earth. In the Old Testament Book of Tobias, Raphael is said to have healed Tobias’ father, who was blind, using an ointment made from the entrails of a fish.
He is the Angel of Repentance. Chosen by God. His angelic function is that he is an Archangel of healing. He is also considered to be a benefactor and benevolent towards helping people.
What can we learn from Raphael?
Raphael assists us in our efforts to heal our bodies, minds, and hearts. He helps us achieve health and fulfillment. He offers help to all who suffer and need healing, and when allowed, he eases their pain. When we open our hearts to spiritual healing, Raphael guides us to therapists, healers, or competent people who can guide and help us.
Raphael can help us understand the hidden lessons we have to learn from every illness and allow us to self-knowledge and learn from the suffering we face. This angel is with us when we choose a healthy way of life. As we transform our wounded minds and hearts, we grow closer to the Archangel Raphael and can receive his spiritual gifts. He is always ready to guide us to fulfillment and harmony.
As we become more aware of our responsibility in the self-healing process, it helps us get in touch with our soul, which secretly knows what is best for us to restore our health and vitality.
- Archangel Raphael offers direct healing for any physical problems, illnesses, or diseases; he also guides you on improving your health and can work through medical professionals/healers to assist in your health care.
- Archangel Raphael is the victor of Asmodeus and the guardian of the sacred covenants.
- Through the intervention of Saint Archangel Raphael, in the guise of one Azariah, old Raguel sees his married daughter, Sarah gains a faithful husband, Tobias takes for himself a God-fearing woman, and Tobit regains his sight.
Archangel Raphael is mentioned in the Old Testament Book of Tobit, where he is portrayed as Tobias’s patron and wise guide, the righteous, on his way to Raguel’s house to marry Sarah. Saint Raphael is known as a healer because he offers supreme peace to both body and soul.
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