And I knew that it was time for me to
to what my Lord was speaking
Oh, yes, I understood what He was asking of me: it was time to revisit a song
that He had given me through a dream
more than 16 years ago.
“I will pour on you
the oil of gladness in the morning,
I will pour on you
the oil of my joy.
I will burn off all the dross,
Stir up what remains,
And I will pour on you
the oil of my joy.”
At the time the song was given, I searched the Scriptures, and the historical processes for the Biblical anointing oil that
was used by Moses. Was this song even Biblically accurate? And this is what I found:
Exodus 30:22-25 (NIV) Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus, 500 shekels of cassia—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil
Then to understand the process that the “work of a perfumer” would have gone through, I found these words by David Levy, in his book,
“The anointing oil was made from a specific formula. . .
Rabbinical sources state that Moses, having reduced the solid ingredients to powder, steeped them in water until all the aromatic qualities were drawn out. The olive oil was then poured into the ingredients and the water boiled out. The residue thus obtained was preserved in a vessel for use.”
Oh, but is this personal for me today?
What is the point of all this research?
Is God still speaking this?
Jesus is the Anointed One of God,
and He came to bring His anointing
to any of us who would look to Him
as our Lord and Savior.
In this place of pain and fatigue,
there is a burning going on,
LITERALLY some days, as I use that word
to describe what the pain of a
Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare
But if I will let myself trust in the anointing process
Jesus walks me through,
I can see that the burning GOD allows is only to
take off the layers of dross
that have attached themselves to my body
and my soul.
This will not be my state forever.
For a day is coming, either here on this earth,
or in Heaven at His throne,
when He will pour that pure anointing oil
freely over all of me,
and my crown will be a thing of beauty.
In the meantime, I know what He is asking of me,
and maybe He is asking the same of you.
Will we walk in the way of trusting?
Will we let Him touch our lives now
with the anointing of His oil,
praise of His garments?
This is Day 19 of the #Write31Days Challenge.
And I am thankful that we are still on this Journey of Listening together.
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