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03/30/2024

The Resurrection is what makes Christianity different from all religions!

Religions offer a theology about a God out there, whom we can have NO ongoing contact with. Christianity says we have Jesus, Who has risen from the dead, and we live in daily, dynamic relationship with Him personally.
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When He arose, He took all authority from satan and is now seated, together with us in heavenly places where we rule and reign together! We respond to such mercy and grace by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Does any other religion offer that? NO!
Only Christianity offers us the opportunity to abide in Jesus continually!

Easter Sunday is a special day where we celebrate His gifts to us. One wonderful gift is that He has granted us the revelation to see and experience this wonderful truth, and to discover that a living encounter with Jesus is so easy that even children can do it. We can do it also if we become childlike. Who could have imagined life and eternal life could be this easy?

So we are now invited to walk in His Light, to see and believe. So let’s do that.

Envision truth, Him at your side. Ask for His input. Tune to flow, and sense the flow from His River which is bubbling up from within.
Life becomes simple. I tune to flow, believing the Holy Spirit can be experienced as a flowing River, and I simply live out of this flow.
Wow! Does any religion offer that?

Does any religion offer complete cleansing of all my sins by simply asking, receiving, and believing, and then the opportunity to walk in the Light by putting on Christ's cloak of righteousness in simple childlike faith? No. Only Christian spirituality offers this!

Lord, THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE OPENED THE WAY BEFORE US. THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE OPENED OUR EYES AND THAT YOU ALLOW US TO HEAR, TO SEE AND TO RECEIVE FROM YOU. We worship YOU THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, our Lord, and our Savior.

Jesus, we come this Sunday to celebrate the greatest gift ever given, YOUR LIFE, flowing within us!

Action
• Worship along with The Tabernacle Choir as they sing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBZ7AfZR9xs
• Lord, what would You speak to me about the greatness of Your gift of salvation?

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present the "Hallelujah Chorus" from "Messiah" composed by George Frideric Handel.Episode 4435. Aired Sep...

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03/28/2024

What about prophetic soap and anointing oil?

Below is a copy of an email I received this last week. The question was, is there a biblical basis for such things as prophetic soap and anointing oil?
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I am seeking guidance on a situation involving the use of prophetic soap and anointing oil, as instructed by a prophet. The prophet created a soap, referred to as prophetic soap, and mailed it to my family with instructions to use it every three days while making prophetic declarations while bathing with it… A church in the USA instructed the congregation to carry a bottle of anointing oil for a monthly anointing church service. We were directed to pray over ourselves and even drink a shot of the oil. Sometimes, we are told to anoint our points of contact with objects like business cards, resumes, and other items.

These practices concern me, as I am uncertain about the biblical basis for using physical objects like soap and anointing oil as means of receiving blessings or healing. Are there any biblical examples of objects being used in this manner, and how can one discern whether such practices are biblically sound or potentially misleading?
Helen

Answer from Mark Virkler
Helen, here are several Scriptures that shed light on the questions you raised...
1. It is biblical for the power of God to be infused into an object - God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out (Acts 19:11-12).
Many healing evangelists have sent out pieces of cloth for people to place on themselves for healing. Oral Roberts would have people lay their hands on the radio as he was praying for healing. This was a point of contact to release their faith for healing, I would see both of these actions as congruent with biblical protocols.
2. I have never heard of prophetic soap - It could be a point of contact to release faith, but I don’t believe we see this in Scripture anywhere and I am not inclined to participate in using it.
3. Anointing with oil is found in Scripture - They were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them (Mk. 6:13).

In the verses in James (below), you see that if you are sick, you call for the elders of the church, and several things are to transpire: They pray and anoint with oil in the name of the Lord, and if sins have been committed, you confess sins to one another.

Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (Jas. 5:14-16).

4. Drinking healing oil - I am not aware of that being done in Scripture. You would want to know what was in the oil to ensure nothing is damaging to one's health. I have never done this, and am not inclined to do it.
5. Prophetic actions, like anointing points of contact with objects like business cards, resumes, and other items - One prophet told a king in Israel to strike the ground with a staff as a prophetic gesture of striking and defeating the enemy. The king only struck the ground three times, and the prophet was upset and told him he should have struck the ground 4-5 times, and because he didn’t he would not fully defeat the enemy (2 Kgs. 18;18,19). So yes, prophetic actions, when performed in faith, can be instrumental in releasing God's power.
6. Cautions, honor the leading of the Spirit - But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth (1 Jn. 2:20).
7. Cautions, never come under a person's domination or control - Nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock (1 Pet. 5:3).

Final thoughts: People are free to do different things than what I do, as long as those things are not forbidden in Scripture. I do not think any of the actions you listed are forbidden in Scripture. If I was in a great church that was ministering life to me, and the above actions were my only points of concern, I could easily set them aside as something they liked and I didn’t and that was fine. I would just enjoy the other aspects of the ministry I was receiving from them. We don’t need to agree on everything.
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A PRAYER FOR THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TONIGHT: Father, I pray tonight that you judge this demon you have allowed to rule over us for a season as he spews his lies and falsehoods to the nation. Let his tongue be heavy and his words come out of his mouth like a screeching owl that the people will not be able to understand. Dear Lord, I know we are under your judgment for our sins and gross wickedness and you allowed this tool of satan to rise to power in January of 2021 as a furtherance of YOUR judgment on this wicked land. May we turn the people back to you and your Truth and find relief from your wrath for a season this November. However tonight Dear God, as a sign to your people, to this nation, to this world, let this demon from hell named Joe Biden be exposed for the corrupt, lying, tool of satan he is as he revels in the slaughter of innocent babies, glorifies those who embrace sexual perversion, and excuses the many sins he and those who surround him engage in each and every day. JUDGE THIS TOOL OF SATAN TONIGHT LORD! EXPOSE HIM AS THE EMPEROR WITH NO CLOTHES THAT HE IS! In the name of Jesus I pray, AMEN!

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03/30/2024

The Resurrection is what makes Christianity different from all religions!

Religions offer a theology about a God out there, whom we can have NO ongoing contact with. Christianity says we have Jesus, Who has risen from the dead, and we live in daily, dynamic relationship with Him personally.
________________________________________
When He arose, He took all authority from satan and is now seated, together with us in heavenly places where we rule and reign together! We respond to such mercy and grace by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Does any other religion offer that? NO!
Only Christianity offers us the opportunity to abide in Jesus continually!

Easter Sunday is a special day where we celebrate His gifts to us. One wonderful gift is that He has granted us the revelation to see and experience this wonderful truth, and to discover that a living encounter with Jesus is so easy that even children can do it. We can do it also if we become childlike. Who could have imagined life and eternal life could be this easy?

So we are now invited to walk in His Light, to see and believe. So let’s do that.

Envision truth, Him at your side. Ask for His input. Tune to flow, and sense the flow from His River which is bubbling up from within.
Life becomes simple. I tune to flow, believing the Holy Spirit can be experienced as a flowing River, and I simply live out of this flow.
Wow! Does any religion offer that?

Does any religion offer complete cleansing of all my sins by simply asking, receiving, and believing, and then the opportunity to walk in the Light by putting on Christ's cloak of righteousness in simple childlike faith? No. Only Christian spirituality offers this!

Lord, THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE OPENED THE WAY BEFORE US. THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE OPENED OUR EYES AND THAT YOU ALLOW US TO HEAR, TO SEE AND TO RECEIVE FROM YOU. We worship YOU THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, our Lord, and our Savior.

Jesus, we come this Sunday to celebrate the greatest gift ever given, YOUR LIFE, flowing within us!

Action
• Worship along with The Tabernacle Choir as they sing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBZ7AfZR9xs
• Lord, what would You speak to me about the greatness of Your gift of salvation?

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present the "Hallelujah Chorus" from "Messiah" composed by George Frideric Handel.Episode 4435. Aired Sep...

www.youtube.com

03/28/2024

What about prophetic soap and anointing oil?

Below is a copy of an email I received this last week. The question was, is there a biblical basis for such things as prophetic soap and anointing oil?
________________________________________
I am seeking guidance on a situation involving the use of prophetic soap and anointing oil, as instructed by a prophet. The prophet created a soap, referred to as prophetic soap, and mailed it to my family with instructions to use it every three days while making prophetic declarations while bathing with it… A church in the USA instructed the congregation to carry a bottle of anointing oil for a monthly anointing church service. We were directed to pray over ourselves and even drink a shot of the oil. Sometimes, we are told to anoint our points of contact with objects like business cards, resumes, and other items.

These practices concern me, as I am uncertain about the biblical basis for using physical objects like soap and anointing oil as means of receiving blessings or healing. Are there any biblical examples of objects being used in this manner, and how can one discern whether such practices are biblically sound or potentially misleading?
Helen

Answer from Mark Virkler
Helen, here are several Scriptures that shed light on the questions you raised...
1. It is biblical for the power of God to be infused into an object - God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out (Acts 19:11-12).
Many healing evangelists have sent out pieces of cloth for people to place on themselves for healing. Oral Roberts would have people lay their hands on the radio as he was praying for healing. This was a point of contact to release their faith for healing, I would see both of these actions as congruent with biblical protocols.
2. I have never heard of prophetic soap - It could be a point of contact to release faith, but I don’t believe we see this in Scripture anywhere and I am not inclined to participate in using it.
3. Anointing with oil is found in Scripture - They were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them (Mk. 6:13).

In the verses in James (below), you see that if you are sick, you call for the elders of the church, and several things are to transpire: They pray and anoint with oil in the name of the Lord, and if sins have been committed, you confess sins to one another.

Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (Jas. 5:14-16).

4. Drinking healing oil - I am not aware of that being done in Scripture. You would want to know what was in the oil to ensure nothing is damaging to one's health. I have never done this, and am not inclined to do it.
5. Prophetic actions, like anointing points of contact with objects like business cards, resumes, and other items - One prophet told a king in Israel to strike the ground with a staff as a prophetic gesture of striking and defeating the enemy. The king only struck the ground three times, and the prophet was upset and told him he should have struck the ground 4-5 times, and because he didn’t he would not fully defeat the enemy (2 Kgs. 18;18,19). So yes, prophetic actions, when performed in faith, can be instrumental in releasing God's power.
6. Cautions, honor the leading of the Spirit - But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth (1 Jn. 2:20).
7. Cautions, never come under a person's domination or control - Nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock (1 Pet. 5:3).

Final thoughts: People are free to do different things than what I do, as long as those things are not forbidden in Scripture. I do not think any of the actions you listed are forbidden in Scripture. If I was in a great church that was ministering life to me, and the above actions were my only points of concern, I could easily set them aside as something they liked and I didn’t and that was fine. I would just enjoy the other aspects of the ministry I was receiving from them. We don’t need to agree on everything.
________________________________________
Register today for online access!
https://go.cluschoolofthespirit.com/cbg-event
April 15-24, 2024
Counseled by God 35th Anniversary Edition Free Video Event
________________________________________

Experience emotional wholeness through hearing God's voice!

go.cluschoolofthespirit.com

A PRAYER FOR THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TONIGHT: Father, I pray tonight that you judge this demon you have allowed to rule over us for a season as he spews his lies and falsehoods to the nation. Let his tongue be heavy and his words come out of his mouth like a screeching owl that the people will not be able to understand. Dear Lord, I know we are under your judgment for our sins and gross wickedness and you allowed this tool of satan to rise to power in January of 2021 as a furtherance of YOUR judgment on this wicked land. May we turn the people back to you and your Truth and find relief from your wrath for a season this November. However tonight Dear God, as a sign to your people, to this nation, to this world, let this demon from hell named Joe Biden be exposed for the corrupt, lying, tool of satan he is as he revels in the slaughter of innocent babies, glorifies those who embrace sexual perversion, and excuses the many sins he and those who surround him engage in each and every day. JUDGE THIS TOOL OF SATAN TONIGHT LORD! EXPOSE HIM AS THE EMPEROR WITH NO CLOTHES THAT HE IS! In the name of Jesus I pray, AMEN!

03/05/2024

Troubles
MARCH 5, 2024

If children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Romans 8:17

Recommended Reading: Romans 8:31-35
Salesmen speak about the features and benefits of a product. What if one of the features described was suffering that resulted from using the product? Sometimes new Christians are surprised to discover that they still have troubles in life after becoming a follower of Jesus. They feel the “product” wasn’t presented fairly.

Jesus told His disciples that “in the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). That was not to scare them but to prepare them. Paul explained further: In Christ, we are “joint heirs” with Him. As “joint heirs,” one of the things we inherit is to “suffer with Him” that we might also share in His glory (Romans 8:17). Paul then spent the next 22 verses of Romans 8 (verses 18-39) explaining the suffering we may experience in this world but that in Christ we are “more than conquerors” (verse 37). God uses everything we experience—even our troubles—to conform us to the image of Christ (verses 28-29). Nothing in this world—not even our sins—can separate us from the love of God (verses 34-39).

Whether our troubles are from the world or of our own making, God is faithful. Give Him thanks today for His faithful love.

Shall light troubles make you forget weighty mercies?
John Flavel

03/05/2024

Prayer - March 5 , 2024
Rev. Tim Mouton, C.S.C.

Lord God, in your great mercy, you sent your Son to pour out himself for our sins. By his blood, he paid the price that we are unable to pay. May we always give thanks for so great a gift of love, and may we in turn show your love and mercy to our neighbors. Give us the gift of your healing forgiveness to soften our hearts to be able to love as you do. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.