To walk in God’s anointing we must stand upright
Exodus 30:22-25 “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.”
This is God’s recipe for the anointing kings and priests.
He required five specific ingredients for this holy anointing oil.
If we examine these five ingredients, we find a recipe to living an anointed life.
Myrrh is a fragrance that comes from the trunk of a commiphora tree in Arabia. It’s produced in the form of tears.
Myrrh is a beautiful picture of MEEKNESS AND SUBMISSION; The number-one ingredient for an anointed life.
Meekness is not weakness. Meekness is strength for service.
Cinnamon comes from a tree that grows 30 to 40 feet, and it grows remarkably straight.
To walk in God’s anointing we must STAND UPRIGHT.
It means standing for what is right, standing on the truth, living above reproach, but not judging those around you.
Calamus, a reed that grows in swamps. It’s ready to be used when the head of the reed is bent over, almost in half. It speaks of bending low in humility.
It represent the HUMILITY. of life in an anointed life.
Jesus demonstrated a level of humility that society at large doesn’t understand today.
When asked, “Who shall be greatest in your kingdom?”
He essentially said, the one who is willing to kneel down and serve all.
Cassia produces a leaf called senna that, still today, is used for inner cleansing.
The fourth ingredient for an anointed life is cleansing.
Every now and then, we need to say,
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139: 23-24).
Olive oil was used to cook food in ancient days; it fed them.
They used it to bring rest and comfort by applying it to their feet after a long journey.
They used it to pour on wounds to bring healing.
And this olive oil symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
Today, the Holy Spirit, the spirit of the Living God, which came to us after Christ ascended into Heaven, brings comfort, power, healing, and fills us so that we never hunger or thirst again.
If we want to walk in the anointing of God, to live in the fullness and power of His presence,
…………. we must be meek, upright, and humble.
………….. We must ask God to search our heart and cleanse us, keep our life out of impurities that will hinder the anointing.
……… And we must seek the Holy Spirit, an active and daily filling of the Spirit of the Lord in our life.
Make it our prayer today to help us adjust our life to walk in His anointing, and ask Him to fill us well with His Holy Spirit.
Jooley Mathew Z