DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT - MONDAY: FRESH OIL EVERY DAY!
"May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love and joy of God's presence and not a moment without the entire surrender of my self as a vessel for Him to fill full of His Spirit and His love." - Andrew Murray.
But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil. - Psalm 92:10.
David greeted life with a positive note, he was confident and positive in his belief concerning God's faithfulness; therefore we are not surprised to hear him say positively, “…you have poured over me fresh oil.”
We do not read far into the Psalms until we are convinced David believed in the ever-living and all-sufficient God. We also find that as we draw near to God we will move into a region of positive certainty, while we depend upon man, we are in a realm of maybe and perhaps, when we trust in God we are removed from any, and everything that is of chance. and we have…
Confidence In God For A Fresh Anointing.
What did it mean? When he said, “…you have poured over me fresh oil.” Anointed with fresh oil denoted a fresh confirmation in his office to which he had been anointed; an abundance of plenty, fresh oil as often as he pleased, of renewed comforts when his spirit was down. Grace in the time of need, and his strength would be renewed also. David was assured of divine favour, which would qualify him for his ministry, and he would have new cause for happiness!
Centuries ago a king called to his side his most trusted herald. He handed him a letter and commanded him to read it throughout the entire empire. The king longed to improve the level of living for his people and to promote great happiness in the homes of the land.
In the letter the king offered special benefits to each subject. The one stipulation said that to collect the benefits each person needed to appear at the nearest village square on the day the king's representative came to that village. All the benefits the king promised would be received only through a personal appearance before the king's representative.
So also, it can be said, that all the benefits and blessings God has for us to experience come through His Holy Spirit. All God has for us is made a reality through the Holy Spirit. The indwelling Spirit enables and equips us to live Christ's own life through us. By His grace and His gifts we are prepared to fulfil His purpose for us. - Source unknown.
Our Confidence Is Grounded Upon God’s Word!
David's expectation of fresh anointing rested in God. We can be sure of fresh supply because of our union with Christ, we are hidden with Christ in God… For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. - Col 3:3.
The Holy Spirit dwells in us, our bodies are temples or vessels for His Spirit. There can be no famine in our souls while he dwells there, we possess God's promises, and the experiences of people of all ages verify this.
The story is told of a college professor who visited the Fiji Islands. Being agnostic, he critically remarked to an elderly chief, "You're a great leader, but it's a pity you've been taken in by those foreign missionaries. They only want to get rich through you. No one believes the Bible anymore. People are tired of the threadbare story of Christ dying on a cross for the sins of mankind. They know better now. I'm sorry you've been so foolish as to accept their story."
The old chief's eyes flashed as he answered, "See that great rock over there? On it we smashed the heads of our victims. Notice the furnace next to it? In that oven we formerly roasted the bodies of our enemies. If it hadn't been for those good missionaries and the love of Jesus that changed us from cannibals into Christians, you'd never leave this place alive! You'd better thank the Lord for the Gospel; otherwise we'd already be feasting on you. If it weren't for the Bible, you'd now be our supper! – Source unknown.
This Promise Of Fresh Anointing Banishes Our Fears.
The fear of Poverty: Be in health and prosper even as your soul prospers. (Rich in Christ)… For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jer 29:11.
The fear of Temptation: No man can say when he is tempted that he is tempted of God, for God tempted no man… No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. - 1Cor 10:13.
The fear of Backsliding: God said he would keep our feet from slipping… They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. But I will save them from all the backslidings in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. - Ezek 37:23.
Keep your fears to yourself; share your courage with others. - Robert Louis Stevenson.
We can have fresh oil every day because God said we can! We need to be courageous and avail ourselves of God’s fresh oil every day, and see how He can use us in the most powerful ways to bring glory to His name and to extend His Kingdom!
Loving Father, I thank you for your word that tells me that I can have a fresh anointing every day! Help me Holy Spirit to be confident in our Word that tells me my life is hidden in Christ. Walk with me Holy Spirit and help me to banish all the fear in my life! I ask this in the mighty name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Amen!