Rapha International Christian Ministries
Rapha International Ministry is an independent, full-Gospel ministry. It was born from a vision to Dr. West to minister HEALING (RAPHA) to a hurting world. Rapha’s end-goal is to minister Christian principles to the sick, troubled, diseased, handicapped and those in need through the Word of God. To do this, Rapha reaches out to the world by making disciples of Christian believers through education, training and counseling. Disciples must learn to function with the Holy Spirit, so that the Word of God can produce healing to their physical bodies. A healthy body is required to work in the Kingdom of Heaven.
God gave us rules to live a healthy life (Ex 15:26). His will is for His children to be in health even as their soul prospers (3 Jn 2). His Word is health to all their flesh (Prov 4:22). Sickness is not the will of God. Proverbs 4:20-22 states, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health (medicine) to all their flesh.”
Our ministry is to share the truth that God wants us healed and not sick. He also wants us to stay healthy. He has made provision for our healing and for our health - God’s medicine. We partake of God’s medicine through a constant, careful, diligent, reverent, prayerful obedience of God’s Word. Christians believe that the Word of God is God’s medicine to the sick. Doctor’s prescriptions usually contain clear directions for health restoration. It specifies what medicine to take, when to take it, how much to take it, how to take it and how long. It is a fact that those who take the medicine as prescribed usually get better. In the health field, getting better requires obedience. Very few patients object to what the doctor recommends.
God, the Divine Physician, has laid out His holy medicine for all sicknesses and diseases known to man, especially Christian believers. He has given clear directions. His medicine promises total, complete and full healing. Moreover, there are no harmful effects, no withdrawal symptoms, no overdosing! God’s medicine is 100% safe for infants, children and adults. God’s medicine is the only medicine ever known to man that promises and performs without any hazard to any living being, animals and plants on this earth. Jehovah Rapha prescribes His Word for health. But, medicine, even in the natural, can not accomplish its intended purpose, unless it is taken. You can go to a doctor and the doctor can prescribe medicine. You can go home and set that medicine on the table, but you will still be sick. You can call the doctor and say, “I don’t understand it, I got this prescription filled. I paid money for it, but I’m still sick.” God wishes for us to take His medicine. He paid a great price to give it to us.
Pastoral counseling through Rapha is available to believers, non-believers, church staff, other Pastors and commercial institutions. The worst thing about a problem is having to face it without help.
Illness and diseases abound in today's world. Stroke, cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, depression, addiction, etc. are affecting our families and friends. Natural Medicine might be what you've been looking for. The Bible provides us with answers and solutions. If you have health issues and you're looking for natural ways to get better, you're in the right place, seek help today.
Bible Questions & Answers
The Bible has much to say about every question that presents itself in this hectic world of today. This section offers the seeker valuable insight. It is full of answers that are seldom given from the pulpit. The answers are addressed from a "Pentecostal/Full Gospel" perspective. Dr. West holds a Master's, Specialist and Ph.D. Degrees in Theology. In addition, he has about forty years experience in the areas of a Professional Pastor, Theologian and Apologetics.
Rapha through sympathetic contributors, furnishes for the expenses of students from K through High School. This pays for tuition, uniform, materials, outings and special gifts for outstanding academic achievements. The students must maintain a B (80%) average to continue receiving Rapha's Scholarship. Through this program, the gospel of Christ is being shared through the students, parents and teachers.