Learning To Float….

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in life? Do you ever feel like someone snuck up behind you and kicked you into the deep end of the pool of life and you have no idea how to swim? Perhaps feeling like flailing and thrashing around are your only chance to survive, desperately trying … Continue reading Learning To Float….


Ghethsemane Is Not A Place, It’s A Thing

Ghethsemane is an olive press, not a garden or actual geographical location. It's true meaning unlocks so many truths about what our Savior went through that it is a story that must be retold until it's true biblical meaning replaces the one we have accepted for years. That there is a Garden of Ghethsemane somewhere … Continue reading Ghethsemane Is Not A Place, It’s A Thing

When Someone You Love Has Schizophrenia…

  In the past month I’ve learned so much about schizophrenia. It’s become an almost obsession, to figure out it’s idiosyncrasies, in an attempt to stay ahead of it. Elliott my eldest who has now been officially diagnosed as schizophrenic has begun to respond to his newly prescribed antipsychotic medication. The suicidal urges have started … Continue reading When Someone You Love Has Schizophrenia…

Mental Health & The Faith Community Free Resources

Many of the people we serve in Christ either personally suffer from mental illness, or are caring for someone suffering from mental illness. Statistics say 1 in 4 of our congregation falls into this category. And statistics also prove we may be the first person they seek help from. There are many free resources available … Continue reading Mental Health & The Faith Community Free Resources

Who is Prohibited to Make or Use the Holy Anointing Oil?

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Anointing oil is one the few tangible elements used in the Old Testament which was carried over for use into the New Testament  (James 5:14,  Mark 16:13).  A very descriptive recipe of how to make the Holy Anointing Oil can be found in the 30th chapter of Exodus.

However much ignorance and fear of the prohibition in this chapter have prevented many capable believers from using it.

Is it indeed prohibited for believers to make and/or to use?   Who has the right to use this sacred substance?

It was forbidden to be used on an “outsider” or to be used as an emollient on the body of any common persons and the children of Israel were forbidden to duplicate any like it for themselves. 

In this article we will attempt to discover who, in this modern age, is permitted to be anointed with this most precious oil.


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