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THEME: OIL OF THE SPIRIT Isaiah 61:1 NIV “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to... Revelation of the Word:


Isaiah 61:1 NIV

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,”


-Jesus having been anointed to do that which no man could do, He died on the cross for our sins. He came to save us from the yoke of sin and death, and redeemed us with His precious blood. He also came deliver the message of salvation to the poor, deliver the heart broken, set free the prisoners and to bring light to the lost. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him (Acts 10:38). Let us then hold fast our faith in Christ so that when He comes back, He will find us faithful to Him.


Oil is often times viewed as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and the anointed by Him and through Him, grants us the grace’s necessary to accomplish a specific purpose. Levitical priests were anointed with oil and thus able to serve God in His divine work through the help of the Holy Spirit. Moses anointed Aaron and his sons therefore consecrating and sanctifying them to serve God as priests (Exodus 28:41). The tabernacle, altar and all the utensils were anointed with oil to sanctify and consecrate them (Leviticus 8:10-12). The anointing of Aaron is likened to the unity of brethren and the Lord commands a blessing (Psalm 133:1-3). Kings were also anointed with oil and the Holy Spirit came upon them. In 1 Samuel 16:13 we find Samuel who anointed David as king over Israel and the Holy Spirit came powerful upon Him. In the new dispensation, once we believe in Jesus Christ, in His death and resurrection, and accept Him into our hearts, God anoints us with the oil of the Holy Spirit, and we are able to experience Him in a special way. He makes us priests and kings to Himself, and we receive the graces to rule here on earth (Revelation 5:10). Oil is also used to anoint the sick and they are healed by the power of the Holy Ghost. The disciples anointed the multitudes with oil and they got healed (Mark 6:13). The elders of the church have the obligation to anoint the sick brethren with oil and they will be made whole (James 5:14-15). The parable of the ten virgins reminds us to keep the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in our hearts once we believe, as we continually read the word of God, pray always and have communion with the body of Christ, and His oil will never be extinguished in our hearts, as we wait in hope to inherit His heavenly kingdom (Matthew 25:1-13).  


You are worthy dear Jesus to take the scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain, and You have purchased us with Your precious blood out of every tribe, language, people and nation. Thank You for loving us and for making us a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and Your own special people, chosen to proclaim Your praises for You called us out of darkness into Your marvelous light. Thank You for loving us and choosing us. We surrender our lives, families, nation unto You that You may take charge. May You unite us with cords of love that cannot be broken and bless us. We submit our burdens and cares unto You for You care for us. Your burden is easy dear Jesus, may You grant us rest together with all those who are hard pressed. May You anoint us afresh with oil and release Your special graces required for us to serve You effectively in our God given purposes. May You bless us and keep us Lord. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace in our hearts, families, nation and all the nations of the world. Amen

Further reading: 1 John 2:27, 1 Peter 2:9

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