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28 04, 2022

Anointing 04 – Prophet

By |2022-05-03T16:42:22+10:0028th April, 2022|Categories: Anointing|0 Comments

In the Old Testament, the ‘anointing’ is usually the action of the pouring out of oil upon the recipient, whether a priest or king, but this process is nowhere mentioned for a prophet. The only mention of an anointing for a prophet is as an instruction to the prophet Elijah [...]

28 04, 2022

Anointing 03 – Priests

By |2022-05-03T16:40:40+10:0028th April, 2022|Categories: Anointing|0 Comments

In the Old Testament the anointing for priests is described in Exodus 28 :41, “Then you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, so that they may serve Me as priests”. The Aaronic [...]

28 04, 2022

Anointing 02 – Kings

By |2022-05-03T16:39:07+10:0028th April, 2022|Categories: Anointing|0 Comments

Though the practice was common in ancient times, the first scriptural mention of the anointing of a King is in 1 Sam 10:1 where Saul is anointed by Samuel, as God’s representative, to be the King. The next anointing we see is the one of David as a teenager to [...]

28 04, 2022

Anointing 01 – Intro

By |2022-05-03T16:36:51+10:0028th April, 2022|Categories: Anointing|0 Comments

Anointing has been a common practice since prehistoric times in many cultures, particularly in the Middle East, Egypt and Rome with different philosophical religious views and interpretations attached to it. The ritual, often performed using scented oils, served 3 main purposes: health, honour and consecration. Depending on the specific oils [...]

3 05, 2022

Adoption

By |2022-05-03T16:16:51+10:003rd May, 2022|Categories: Nuggets|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

According to Wikipaedia: Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another. Legal adoption permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation. In many jurisdictions, the adopted person’s original birth certificate is cancelled and replaced with a fabricated post-adoption birth certificate that states that the child [...]

3 05, 2022

Baptism 01

By |2022-05-03T17:24:15+10:003rd May, 2022|Categories: Baptism|0 Comments

Baptism / Christening The word baptism comes from the Greek word ‘Baptizo’ (from Bapto) and means to immerse, or to overwhelm. The church’s understanding of baptism has three aspects: - Identification with Jesus Christ, - Openly joining the ranks of those who believe in Christ. - Proclaiming the gospel: died, [...]

3 05, 2022

Baptism 02

By |2022-05-03T17:51:29+10:003rd May, 2022|Categories: Baptism|0 Comments

Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Obviously part of the ‘Great Commission’ from Jesus, but how should we interpret this command? The traditional interpretation is to douse or [...]

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