10 Interesting Facts about Archangel Raphael

May 9, 2018

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1. Raphael means “God heals.” Raphael heals physical, emotional and spiritual problems, and is sometimes known as the “divine physician.” Raphael is believed to have healed Abraham after his circumcision. Raphael also healed Jacob when he dislocated his hip after wrestling with an angel.

2. Raphael is usually pictured holding a fish. This is the fish that Tobias caught while travelling to Media with Raphael. Raphael told him to cut out the fish’s heart, liver and gall. Tobias, who did not know his travelling companion was Raphael, queried this strange request. The man told him that smoke made from the heart and liver would exorcise evil spirits, and the gall would restore the sight of someone with white film in his eyes. The trip was a success. Tobias was paid the money he was owed; he found a bride, and Raphael taught him how to use the smoke from the heart and liver to exorcise the demon inside his bride. On returning home, Raphael showed him how to use the gall to restore his father’s eyesight. Only then did Raphael identify himself.

3. As a result of his journey with Tobias, Raphael became known as the protector of travellers. He has an excellent sense of humour, and is a good travelling companion. This is why he is often depicted as a pilgrim, wearing a hat, and carrying a walking stick and a gourd containing either water or medicine.

4. Raphael is both a teacher and a healer. He taught Tobias how to heal his father. He teaches us how to heal ourselves from the self-inflicted wounds we create through our actions. He also heals the wounds of all mankind and has been called the Guardian Angel of Humanity.

5. According to Jewish legend, Raphael helped Noah gain the knowledge he needed to build his ark. After the flood subsided, he gave Noah a medical book.

6. Raphael helped King Solomon build his great temple. God gave Raphael a special ring to give to Raphael. This ring enabled Solomon to command thousands of demons to help finish the temple. This magic ring contained a pentagram, or five-sided star, on the seal. As a result of this, the pentagram became one of the first medical symbols.

7. It is likely that Raphael was the angel who entered the pool at Bethesda. The first person to enter the water at this famous healing center after the angel had disturbed it was instantly cured of whatever disease he had (John 5:2-4).

8. Raphael features in John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. During the course of a conversation, Adam asked Raphael if angels have sex. Raphael blushed as he explained that angels enjoy spiritual sex.

9. Raphael (1483-1520), the famous Italian artist, was named after the archangel, and painted him twice. In one of these, Raphael presents the infant Tobias to the Virgin Mary, who has the infant Jesus in her arms. Tobias is holding a small fish.

10. In 1918, an English nurse named Joy Snell wrote a book called The Ministry of Angels. In it she described how she regularly saw Raphael at the heads of seriously ill patients. Whenever she saw him, she knew the patient would recover.

33 Comments

  • PBA Lowlights May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

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  • Pam Trinkler May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

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    What if you Backup the photos from the 3rd party app to iCloud and you want to restore those photos to a brand new phone, would you have to re-download that 3rd party app in order to view those photos? Thanks

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  • Mikey Riley May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

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    How can I restore my photos

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    I updated my ipad and reset… and then when I check my ipad had never backed up before.. when I reset my ipad I had lost all my photos.. could you please tell me how can restore my photos?? There were so important photos

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  • Erick V May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Just got a new phone. Backed up old phone and restored new phone from back up. Everything went perfect except as you said music does not transfer to new phone. How can I get all that music on new phone without manually picking and choosing each song as I have over 2000 songs. Tried googling it and everything seems shoddy on how to do it. Please help

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  • EMPIRE NCS May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

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  • Ashley Alvares May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you so much.
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  • Susan Stiffler May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I watched a couple videos about this and yours was the clearest. Thank you!

  • Denise Molina May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Hi hun my iphone was stolen and I got a new iPhone I’m wondering how can i get my photos again through iCloud

  • Adam Kader May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Will all the data be on the apps?

  • Irene Gonzales May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Xtremly helpful!! Thank you.

  • Jamal Fura May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I was wondering I have the iPhone 7 Plus up to date and backed up but I deleted some text and pics and was wondering will restoring from iCloud give me my old texts and pics back. I have a iCloud back up from may that’s available.

  • A.C May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you. I though it had to be connected to iTunes.

    I'm seeking videos on the following:

    How to scan a disabled iphone to recover data without needing to "trust" to connect.

    How to enable disabled without losing data.

    Whether data is erased when a phone is disabled.

    Whether backing up after losing an app and restoring the phone will allow that app's data to be recovered since there was no recent enough iCloud backup.

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    Getting notes back when the app was deleted and re downloading showed nothing.

    What the email accounts for notes means vs "on phone".

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    How to see what data a app will backup.

  • Anton Vinoj Costa May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Do I have to switch off Find my iPhone before doing the reset. Please let me know

  • Dat Pink PuffBall May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Will this restore my photos?

  • Ian Hawkins May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Adonis, I certainly thank you for assisting me to restore my iPhone7 plus from my backup! Thanks!!!!

  • Andrew Crump May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    If I restore will it be the same iOS as I wanted to see if can downgrade my iOS

  • Andrew Crump May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    If do this will I restore my apps

  • Rahsaan Dukes May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Will this restore my messages?

  • What should i do if my restore from icloud time says over 15 hours long?

  • Pedram Sayyah May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Will this remove my pangu 9.3.3 jailbreak and update My phone automatically? Please answer

  • Shadow Wolf May 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    My music app was gone and had to restart on everything

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