I am continuing this week on the subject of being “Anointed For Business” Using our spheres of influence as a “Pulpit” to spread the “Good News to every creature we encounter” Mark 16:15, To have church all over the city see Acts 2:42, And transform the marketplace.
I can’t help but wonder how many Christians like myself, have been lulled into complacency by the spirit of this age and go day to day to weeks and months and years never doing much more than an occasional “Bless You” when someone sneezes. I painfully admit this was me for years. But not anymore. I have discovered some tools that helped me find my voice and I’m now using it. I encourage you to do the same.
Being anointed in the Bible is often associated with Oil. And symbolizes the Holy Spirit and Worship.Pouring rubbing or smearing was the biblical way of indicating that the person had been set aside for Divine use.Gen 28:18, When a person was anointed a large amount of oil was poured on the head to symbolize that the totality of the person has been set aside.Such an anointing was done for full time consecration. And Divine service. Kings, Preists and Prophets were all anointed.
In Psalms 133:1-3, we’re shown a picture of oil running down the hair the beard and eventually the robes of Aaron. The passage describes the anointing to the dew of Hermon. Which comes down on the mountains of Zion. Abundant, Overflowing, Enveloping, Transforming Anointing is what this Psalm is all about.
This type of Anointing is precisley what God wants to do with His people in the marketplace. To empower us with so much of His Holy Spirit that the y will”Open their eyes so that sinners will turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of satan to God.”Acts 26:18,
Essential oils are the tool that I found that has made the transition in my conversations smooth and natural. Frankincense oil in particular, I have found, creates a lot of curiosity amoung people. Most have never had the opportunity to smell this piney scent derived from trees in the middle east. And what a Divine picture the extraction of Frankincense is. The tree must be scarred and the sap collected from the wound.(By His stripes we are healed. Isa 53:5, 1 Peter 2:21-25,) Then the precious oil is extracted from the resin.There are many natural health benefits in these oils. Which were in fact one of the main sources of healthcare in biblical times.
While I have peoples attention, smelling the Frankincense oil. I then share my favorite Psalm 46:10, Be still and know that I am God. I explain to people that I use these times to get quiet and think of the many attributes of God, He is my Salvation, He is my Peace, He is my Provision, He is my Deliverer and the Lifter of my head. He will be exalted in the earth. He is The Lord Of Hosts and He is with us.He is my Strong Tower, He is my Refuge. Do You Know Him?
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