OIL, Oil is an interesting metaphor used through out the Bible: And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment…it shall be an holy anointing oil. Exod. 30:25 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity, “It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Psalm 133:2-3 (When this happened no one could stand in the New Temple due to the presence of GOD, they all fell down.)
Jesus teaches us about oil, just after sharing on the Rapture Matt,25:1-13 “10, “ And while they went to buy (oil), the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” Mark shares, “And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. Mark 6:12-13 Luke also records Jesus saying, “My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment (oil). Luke 7:46 James made this interesting note concerning Oil, “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? 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 shall heal the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. The writer of Hebrews (Paul I think) added this observation: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
Jesus in the Revelation, added this note: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, (oil) that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Often the Holy Spirit is seen as God’s OIL for our healing and redemption. As an Elder of the Lord, I always carry some anointing oil with me just in case someone asks for it. Not that the oil does anything but the smell reminds me of the presence of the Holy Spirit and helps me pray more effectively with heart faith. Head faith hopes, heart faith knows. We are here on earth to learn how heart faith works in the Kingdom of God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. There are over 336 verses in our Bible concerning FAITH, 280 in the New Testament. Faith is the foundation for all of creation from energy to matter, how much do you know about FAITH? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Have you really gone through the Bible to grow your faith?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Faith is the substance and the evidence of hoped for and not seen. Heb. 11, Gen 15:6 Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Rom_4:9 Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, “FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Gal_3:6 Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Heb_11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. Heb_11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; Jas_2:23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God.
Our Creator God is most interested in teaching us about how faith works. Faith is how we find the “Way” from this world into the Kingdom of God. Without faith, we will never be able to make the transition into our Creator’s dimension of light. Earth, Time and our Bodies are all temporary. Only our soul is eternal. To make a soul transition into HIS Kingdom we will need a new body that will be compatible with our Creator’s dimension as Jesus was given in HIS resurrection. Or otherwise, as follows. (The mark is actually the love of this world. 1 Jn.2:15.)
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. (Works for God on Earth, 1 Cor.3 :6-15 recorded by God.)
So if the so called “church” wants to enjoy the victory that came for us though Christ Jesus our LORD, Romans 8. It will need to return to ALL of the teachings of Christ Jesus and HIS Disciples and get rid of all of the vain traditions, that are not supported by the New Testament. It is only then that we shall see the return of the Power of God as supported by the New Testament. John 17 is what Jesus prayed for and is yet to happen in the Power of God and happens before the CHURCH goes home. And it is our Loving Faith that allows GOD to make it happen. Our Creator is waiting, without our faith and consent it can not happen. (His servants you are, to whom you obey.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
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