ORIGINAL INTENT, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/14/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” (Psalm 23:5, NKJV)
He Anoints Your Head With Oil
In the Bible, oil is symbolic of the anointing of God. Do you know what oil does? It makes things flow. Whenever there is friction or something gets stuck, oil is used to lubricate it and make it more fluid. That’s what God wants to do for you. He wants to anoint your head with oil. When He does that, notice what David says in Psalm 23, “Because God anoints me, because I walk in His favor; surely, goodness and mercy will follow me everywhere I go.” His anointing makes things easier. For no reason, people will go out of their way to be good to you. You’re going to have creativity, wisdom and good ideas. God’s anointing on your life will cause the right doors to open. It will bring the right people across your path. It will make things go smoother. And the good news is, all you have to do is ask Him for it. Remember, He longs to be good to you. You can trust that His anointing will make things easier, and He will lead you into the abundant life He has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for Your favor in my life today. Thank you for causing me to be at the right place at the right time. Anoint my head with Your oil so that I move forward in the path You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
The above really works when we are walking in the Spirit. But don’t get confused, if it does not work if you are harboring some flesh some where that the Holy Spirit wants to dig out. Key words above, “Because I walk in HIS favor.” This is an active investment of the Free Will…. The Holy Spirit will do nothing in our lives unless we invite HIM to help us do so.
Our Creator’s original intent was to make us in His IMAGE and LIKENESS as per: Gen.1:36, Matt.5:48, Luke 6:40, Rom.12:12, 1 John 4:17: ” Herein is our love made perfect, (used 39 times in the N.T.) that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.” It seems to me that “Standing” before GOD and “State” (Actual, Literal) needs to become the same by the power of the Holy Spirit. Of course it is God’s Grace that make this possible when we offer and submit all of our free will to HIM. Eph. 4:11 teaches us that the Ministries were given to perfect us so the world could see Christ Jesus. That word, perfect is also used by Paul in 2 Tim.3:17. So if it is possible to be perfected in Christ Jesus to actually be like HIM it would seem that we would need to solidly secure that vision for that possibility? I don’t think that our Creator has changed His mind and that when the Church goes home she will go home in great power and beauty to be a perfect match for her KING. As a personal heart vision this will help us not to make provision for the flesh or the lusts thereof, Rom.13:14. It will not be an easy battle to root out all of the lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life and walk each day as Jesus walked even by the power of the Holy Spirit. But if we do this and come together as Jesus prayed in John 17:20-26 we will enjoy HIS glory (power) and we will be able to do the works that He did and greater works, John 14:12.
(Also pasted on Face Book today…) Yours in HIS great love, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org