How to use Jordan River Holy Water, Olive Oil and Frankincense
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During our life time there is a great blessing next to us found in the Holy Water. It is a form of God grace; it cleanses us from spiritual uncleanliness, sanctifies and strengthens us in our salvation in God, and prepares us to receive the sacraments. With our sins forgiven, our Baptism remembered, and with God s blessing we are ready to receive the grace of the sacraments. Once you receive your very own Holy Water from the same River where our Lord Jesus was Baptized, you will know why it is deemed Holy. For countless reasons, Believers seek to receive the Holy Water, brought to you directly from the sacred River Jordan. The Holy Water is a cure for mind body and soul and gives infinite blessings for yourself and loved ones.
The Church strongly urges Christians around the world to use Holy Water on themselves and their loved ones. Holy Water from the Jordan River is a cure for mind body and soul and can be used to bless your home. Many and great are the spiritual and temporal benefits derived from the use of Holy Water. If you seek spiritual, emotional or physical healing, Holy Water from the Jordan River is your answer.
Those who anoint themselves with the precious Jordan River Holy Water receive relief and healing, renewed faith, blessings from spiritual and bodily infirmities and comfort from the substance that Jesus blessed. Blessed Holy Water, wrote the luminary Dimitry Hersonky, has the power to sanctify souls and bodies of everyone who makes use of it. Taken with faith and prayer it heals our illnesses.
Homes are sanctified by these blessed waters. God blessing is brought down on all who use Holy Water. Through the sanctifying of the waters, God s blessing is imparted to the whole world cleansing it from sin. Holy water is one of those beautiful gifts from God to keep us sanctified and holy in our daily lives, and to keep the things we regularly use sanctified and holy. Holy Water strengthens the power of the soul and increases our faith with prayer and reverence and one does not merely expect a mechanical result from it.
St Theresa of Avila said, The power of Holy Water must be great for my part my soul feels a particular comfort in taking and generally a refreshment and interior delight which I cannot express. Whenever I take Holy Water my soul feels a particular and most noticeable consolation. (Autobiography: St Theresa of Avila).
Our Peace River Holy Water is bottled and is a powerful sacramental to be used daily. Keep your soul beautiful in Gods sight by making the cross carefully and saying, By this Holy Water and by Thy precious blood wash away all of my sins O Lord. Holy Water has the power to forgive venial sins. When we turn to God and remember our Baptism, in which we vowed to reject sin, our sins are forgiven and we are renewed.
Our repentance of sin is symbolized with the use of Holy Water and is reflected in Psalm 50. Have mercy on me O God, in your goodness in the greatest of your compassion wipe out my offense. Thoroughly wash me from my guilt and of my sin cleanse me. Cleanse me of my sin with hyssop that I may be purified; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Those that anoint themselves with the precious Jordan River Holy Water receive relief and healing from spiritual and bodily infirmities. God s blessing is brought down on all that use Holy Water. Through the sanctifying of the waters God blessing is imparted to the whole world cleansing it from sin.
How to Use Jordan River Holy Water
1. Bless yourself : This suggestion is obvious, but if we are only blessing ourselves with holy water on Sunday, then arent we missing out on the rest of the week? You can never have too much grace or blessing in your life. Use holy water daily. Keeping a holy water font in the home is a great idea so that you, your family, and guests can be blessed in the comings and goings from your home. Keep the font right by the front door to ensure you never leave home without it.
2. Bless your house : If you haven t taken the time to bless your house with holy water, then no time is better than the present. Your home is the domestic Church and is in need of spiritual protection. You can sprinkle holy water in your home yourself, or have a priest formally bless your home using holy water as part of a blessing ceremony.
3. Bless your family: Use holy water to pray and make the Sign of the Cross over your spouse and children before they go to sleep at night. Bonding the family to each other and to God in this way is a great family tradition to adopt. Keep a holy water bottle by the bedside for this purpose.
4. Bless your work space : If you work outside of the home, sprinkling your work space with holy water is a great idea, not only for spiritual protection on the work front, but also as to sanctify your daily work for the glory of God.
5. Bless your car : The car is probably the most dangerous place where you spend a significant amount of time daily. Never underestimate the power of holy water applied to your vehicle to keep you safe from harm s way, when used in faith and trust in God.
6. Bless your garden : It was a common practice in the Middle Ages for people to sprinkle their vegetable gardens with holy water. In times when people were very dependent on crops for their livelihood, lack of rain or early frosts could be devastating. Using holy water to bless and sanctify the plants that would be used for the family s sustenance showed their reliance on God s grace.
7. Bless the sick: If you know of any sick friends or family, then blessing them with holy water counts as a spiritual work of mercy. If you visit the sick in a hospital or nursing home, bless their living space with holy water as well and leave a holy water bottle with them as a comfort in their time of need. To read about documented miracles which occurred as a result of using Holy Water, click here.
8. Bless your pets : Many parishes on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi have a rite of blessing for pets. Pets are loved companions for individuals and families and often provide a great service to them, and even pets can be blessed with holy water because all creation belongs to God. This also applies to livestock and farm animals that provide labor, livelihood, and nourishment to humans.
A simple prayer to say when using Holy Water to keep your soul beautifully pure in God s sight is to make the sign of the cross and say, In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Use of Holy Oil
Peace River Olive Oil
Oil is used over 500 times in the Bible for healing cleansing and anointing. The anointing of people and objects with olive oil has a long history and a sacred significance. The first biblical mention of olive oil is when Jacob, after he had seen the vision of a ladder from earth to heaven, poured oil upon the rock that had been his pillow (Genesis 28:18). In the Old Testament, Olive oil was used to anoint prophets and kings, and Jesus was anointed with olive oil.
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ was described as the ‘Anointed One’ the Messiah. Christians were called Nozreem or Masseheen, which in Aramaic means anointed with olive oil. Today churches in the Holy Land use olive oil to light the altar’s oil lamps as a symbol of blessing and sign of peace and conciliation between God and mankind.
In the Old Testament, Olive oil was used as a medicine to anoint wounds and heal the sick in the name of the Lord, ’You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.’ (Exodus 30:24) In the book of James, we read that when a person is sick, they should call upon the elders of the church for prayer and anointing. ‘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.’ (James 5:14)
Jesus also mentioned the healing properties of olive oil when He told the parable of the good Samaritan who used oil for healing when he found a man beaten and injured by robbers. The Samaritan, ‘Bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.’ (Luke 10:34). Jesus then sent out His disciples to heal the sick and to preach the gospel. ‘So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.’ (Mark 6:13)
Peace River Frankincense
Frankincense is mentioned seventeen times in the Bible. It is best known as a gift given to the newborn Jesus, ‘They saw the young child with Mary his mother and fell down and worshipped him and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh.’ (Mathew 2:11) They would have known of the importance of the birth of Jesus as it was used to anoint the newborn sons of kings and priests.
According to the Bible, frankincense was burned in Jerusalem’s sacred temples during ancient times, ‘With all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.’ (Leviticus 2:1-2 and 8:15) The Bible also contains a reference to Frankincense being grown in the Holy Land. (Song of Solomon 4:6)
It has a long history dating back thousands of years and was traded in the Middle East and North Africa. It is best known for being used as incense and has antiseptic and inflammatory properties. Although the uses and benefits date back way before the time of Jesus to the Egyptians and the Sumerians its fascinating benefits are acknowledged today.
Frankincense is derived from the gummy sap that oozes out of Boswellia trees, native to the Arabian Peninsula and regions of northeast Africa. When the tree’s bark is cut the leaking resin is allowed to harden and scraped off the trunk in tear-shaped droplets. It is then be used in its dried form or steamed to yield essential oils.
It has many properties such as antiseptic to be used for cuts and scrapes, astringent, digestive, diuretic, sedative and tonic properties. It can also be used with a carrier oil and applied to the bottom of feet to support the immune system.
Frankincense is extremely fragrant, particularly when burned, giving off a sweet, citrusy scent which contains chemicals that stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions.
The same chemicals also help the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands that produce many of the important hormones in the body. To benefit from these mood lifting and balancing benefits inhale the scent. It is known for its medicinal and soothing properties. Frankincense has long been used for worship, ancient people often burned Frankincense believing it to carry their prayers to heaven.
The first mention of Frankincense in the Bible is God instructing Moses to use it, ‘Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight, And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy.’ (Exodus 30:34-35)
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