Reading Time: 9 minutes With Spooktober in full swing and Halloween around the corner, there’s an entire industry in full bloom. From candy to Halloween TV to popup stores, there are witches and jack-o-lanterns, graveyards and creepy faces all over the place. There’s an appeal to magic and to things associated with sorcery, controlling nature and talking to animals. Much of that desire comes from what was lost in Eden: the fact that we could communicate and interact with nature in a very raw and pure way. Unnatural supernatural power beckons back to that time.
Reading Time: 7 minutes “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.” Matt 26:11 NASB. While He was visiting Simon the leper, an unnamed woman came and poured out an expensive perfume on His head. Jesus declared that this woman would forever be part of His story, as she had prepared his body for burial. Her anointing was prophetic, pointing to his identity as Messiah, Christ the Anointed One. Interestingly, this is the only time Jesus is anointed in the book of Matthew. The disciples were outraged – Judas in particular. “For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the…