Post by Cindy on Feb 7, 2018 12:19:20 GMT -5
It's snowing hard here. I'd better get dressed as they may send people home from work any time now because of it!
I can't wait for that day. I had to smile yesterday when I was thinking about her being with our Lord. I could just imagine how she must have been feeling!
Here's a couple of articles about anointing oil for you that I hope will help. There's nothing wrong with anointing someone with oil and praying for them. It only becomes wrong when we're relying on the "oil" or thinking the oil is something special instead of realizing that God will hear our prayers regardless of whether we use oil or not. The reason they anointed people with oil during the times of the Bible is because that was what their "doctors" used to heal people of all kinds of ailments. (just about everything really) So basically the verse that speaks of having the elders pray over the sick person and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:14) is saying to pray, and medically treat the person in the Lord's Name. We might say "pray and give them their medicine in the Lord's Name". So anointing them wasn't some kind of magical way to get someone better, it was a treatment that they hoped would help, but their faith was in the Lord, not the oil, not the treatment and not in themselves. See what I mean? Sadly today, many people use oil as though it's something magical that will make the Lord do what they want. (lol, I just decided to post this to that article!)
What does the Bible say about anointing oil?
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