James 5 & Anointing with Oil

James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Do … Continue reading James 5 & Anointing with Oil

Jonah, Justice, and Mercy that Covers

QUOTE: Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, and consequently the most solemn. The Torah lays out the rituals of the commanded annual observance in Leviticus 16. The chapter opens with Aaron’s two sons—who “drew near to the LORD and died,”[1]—tragically highlighting the fundamental problem of a … Continue reading Jonah, Justice, and Mercy that Covers

Memento Mori

"Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on the earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, The earth will grow old like a garment, And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished." Isaiah 51:6 … Continue reading Memento Mori

To Promote a Fortitude of Mind Against the Fear of Death

Dr. John Gill observes, That Christ has abolished death as a penal evil, so that it will never be inflicted on the believer by way of punishment. The sting of death is taken away by Christ, which is sin, and a very venomous sting it is, and death thus armed is to be feared; but … Continue reading To Promote a Fortitude of Mind Against the Fear of Death

Simplicity

Repost: “The best definition I know for contemplation is as follows: Contemplation is a long, loving look at what really is… We have to find a place where we can receive all of our experiences without repressing anything. We need a place where we can consider all that we’ve done –and not done–in our life, … Continue reading Simplicity

Glory for the Newborn Child of God

Source Monday the 10th of December in Meditations I Psalm 63:11     A beautiful truth that a born again child of God can and will sing is stated in these words (PRC Psalter):     My Savior 'neath Thy sheltering wings,     My soul delights to dwell;     Still closer to Thy side I press,     For near … Continue reading Glory for the Newborn Child of God