Are you filled with the oil?

Dear Saints of the Living God – Grace and Mercy to you and your family.

The bible says, If the son sets you free, then you are free indeed…

as we are celebrating the independence day as the nation… there is someone thing about freedom that brings the people together.    I have always amazed by the patriotism of this nation…  Every time, you go to the ball game or in a stadium watching football, before the game starts – we will hear the national anthem being sung… and it always moves people into tears when they hear, “The land of the freeeeee, and the Hope of the braveeeee”…

And so we are here today morning in Washington DC, to see how the nation’s capital celebrates the freedom… I am thinking, one day, we will be in the house of the Lord, in our own nation, where we will be with the freed souls enjoying the freedom in the presence of the Living father… As we wait on this joyful hope, my prayer this morning is – that our spirit and soul will soak this freedom from head to toe;    The freedom that we enjoy is very courageous and it not only affects us but also the people around us… let us rub this freedom that the Son of the Living God has given to us on the people that we come across… We are free… free… free indeed!
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These days, i have been hearing so many healthy and deep teachings on the oil… it all started with Psalms 23, where the psalmist is talking about how the shepherd anoints the sheep with the oil…

In this chapter, the shepherd pours the oil in Sheep’s head in the night to take away the heat… even in our life, we need this oil to take away the heat that we get from all the running during the day.

When we roll the pages to Leviticus chapter 8, we see, Moses pouring some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him and making him holy for His work.   The same way, before we set ourselves to serve the Lord, we need to be drenched in the Holy Spirit, to set apart ourselves as an observance of sanctification.

When Noah sent the dove out, after 40 days of rain, the bible says the dove brought in freshly plucked olive leaves.   How is it possible, when the whole earth was submerged in the water and no life was left behind, how did the olive trees alone was able to rejuvenate themselves when the sun comes back on?    They researches say, that it is “the oil” that is in this tree…  The olive trees have longer life because of this oil.

When Jesus was visiting Mary, Martha and Lazarus… the bible says, Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of purenard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair;

When we went to Lee correctional for the very first time, on the very same day, there were so many activities going on in the prison, there were 2 men stabbed… and as we were siting in Warden Reynold’s chamber, she looked over the yard and said, let’s go to the 2 dorms where the stabbing happened and pour the oil on the door and pray over them… we were about 7 of us that were with her, walked over to those 2 dorms, put the oil on the handle and prayed for the Lord to not leave those dorms the same … that the men that goes in through the door, when they touch that handle, their lives will be touched and that the Lord will use that anointing to touch and change their lives from inside out…

You might say, it is symbolic and after couple of wipes from the door – it is gone.   But you know what in my spirit i believe “the oil” that kept the olive tress to get life back in the days of Noah, are still alive and real… and that every man that walks through the door not only on that day… but in the days to come will never be the same… why? Because my Savior has left the mark of oil in those door posts…

Today morning, i am not sure what is bothering you… it could be financial stress, not knowing how to pay the bills, or the family going through turmoil, or the trouble in the workplace… my prayer is that, as the Lord pours the oil on your head and mine, the Holy Spirit will drench us with a fresh anointing… and the flies that are distracting us will leave… and that our life will be restored to the fullness with freedom.

Here is what i am inviting you to join… as you read this meditation, if the Lord speaks to you about oil or anointing – send me a note… we will continue meditate on this oil of anointing for the next 21 days… how the Holy Spirit dwells in our life, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost… how it affected and changed the lives of many… I am certain, we will all be blessed… and the Lord will restore the strength in your life and mine.

May the good Lord bless you…