FOR YOUR LOVE GIFT THIS MONTH OF MAY:
THE BALM OF GILEAD (in replica Middle East pottery jar)
“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then do my people get no healing for their wound?” Jer. 8:22
In ancient Bible times they may have known more about healing ointments than we do with all the modern medical discoveries! We have all heard of the “Balm of Gilead,” even written songs about it, but very few know what it is composed of.
One day in a little shop in Bethlehem I asked the Arab owner if he knew anything about it. “Oh, yes,” he replied, “it is still used in the Middle East and the basic formula is in the Bible!” Sure enough, he turned to Genesis 37:25 and there it was: “SPICERY,” which is described in other versions and also in the Bible Encyclopedia as “AROMATIC GUM, BALSAM, TRAGACANTH, LADANUM and MYRRH.” And, now, our Christian Arab partners have actually recreated the Biblical “BALM OF GILEAD”! Jan says it is a great facial cream for ladies and the Arabs say it is a soothing ointment for the skin.
Your Praise-a-Thon® pledge or a special love gift will bring this restored “BALM OF GILEAD” to you in a unique ancient looking pottery jar. God bless you and be well in Jesus’ Name.
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1-888-731-1000 (toll free in U.S. and Canada).
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TBN, P.O. Box A, Santa Ana, California 92711
A limited quantity of love gifts is ordered each month. If we run out of the gift, a substitute will be sent in its place. The love gifts offered are not for sale. Please do not ask for more than one love gift. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. NO PHONE ORDERS, PLEASE. Keep the lines open for Salvation, Prayer and Pledge Calls ONLY. God bless you!