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 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
Recently in school we were taken on a video trip through some of the ancient ruins of temples that were used to worship Baal, Athena & Apollo. These structures were massive and their construction was extremely labor intensive. I believe the tour guide said that some of the 6 story columns used in Apollo's temple … Continue reading Building Temples : Who Do You Worship?
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…
The number of people experiencing homelessness has increased for the first time in seven years, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report delivered to Congress in December of 2017.
God created the stars he used to illustrate his blessing upon Abraham and his descendants, long before he created Abraham. He created the Land of Egypt from which he freed his people, the wilderness in which they wandered, and the Promised Land they finally claimed. He created the Red Sea and Mount Sinai long before … Continue reading God’s Perfect Provision
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
It’s so hard for me to wrap my mind around the events of the past few weeks and perhaps that is why I struggle to find the words to yet again tell this story. But it’s a story that needs to be told, the kind of story that opens your eyes and perhaps prepares a … Continue reading Elliotts Story : A Living Nightmare Of First Psychosis
I am a baby blogger, my blog is less than a year old, and I’m still learning the ends and outs of what it means to be a blogger. At times blogging is very edifying, even therapeutic, at others I debate inwardly if it’s even right to blog at all. I am a writer by … Continue reading My Personal “Issues” With Blogging/Bloggers
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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