Archangel Raphael God Heals: In Hebrew, “rapha,” means doctor or healer and the name Raphael means “God Heals,” or “Healing Power of God.” He brings healing to humans and animals — physical, emotional and spiritual. If you are involved in healing work of the mind, body and spirit, you may call on him to assist you.
In Christianity, Raphael is generally associated with an unnamed angel mentioned in the Gospel of John, who stirs the water at the healing pool of Bethesda. Raphael is recognized as an angel in the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as he is briefly mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants.
According to the Babylonian Talmud, Raphael is identified as one of the three angels that appeared to Abraham in the oak grove of Mamre, in the region of Hebron. Michael, as the greatest, walked in the middle, with Gabriel to his right and Raphael to his left. All three angels were commanded to carry out a specific mission. Gabriel’s mission was to destroy Sodom. Michael’s mission was to inform Sarah that she would give birth to Isaac in a year’s time. Raphael’s mission was to heal Abraham (from his recent circumcision) and save Lot.