Pastor Ruth Moody
Psalm 92: 10, 12-14; Psalm 133:1, 2, 2 Corinthians 13: 14

Psalm 92

But my horn shall thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with Fresh oil.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Those that be planed in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the house of our God.

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.

Psalm 133:1, 2

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments.

2 Corinthians 13: 14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen

Subject: Anointed with Fresh Oil, Whose Oil Are You Carrying?

Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit because of some proper characteristics. Let’s take a look at Exodus Chapter 30, to examine these properties.

Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses saying, Also take for yourself quality spices - five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty of sweet smelling cane. Five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of sanctuary and a him of olive oil. And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil.
Exodus 30:22-25
The person of the Holy Spirit is a gift given by the grace of God to the body of Christ. God instructed Moses to use the best spices as ingredients of the anointing oil. They were valuable, costly and rare. They were not common or cheap.
There were four spices plus a hin of olive oil that were to be used.
1. Myrrh - myrrh speaks of purification.
2. Cinnamon - The cinnamon speaks of obedience
3. Calamus (or cane) – Speaks of Brokenness
4. Cassia – Speaks of Humility
5. Olive oil – Probation and Trial


MYRRH
The oil of myrrh is purifying in its application. The first thing He wants to do in an individual so that person can be used as a vessel of honor is to bring the spiritual myrrh to purify the vessel. Myrrh speaks of purification.
In Psalm 51:7 David says: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
CINNAMON
The oil of cinnamon speaks of obedience. The word of God says: To obey is better than sacrifice. (I Samuel 15:22)
CALAMUS
The sweet cane or calamus plant speaks of brokenness.
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord; but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Isaiah 66:2

The sacrifices of God is a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite, heart O God, thou wilt not despise.
Many people in the service of the Lord are battling to walk in the anointing in a high level, but find themselves at the same place or measure they started. It is because they have not passed from the brokenness stage.
When you study the book of Mark, chapter 14, you can learn a valuable lesson concerning brokenness. In the book of Mark, there was a certain woman who came into the house of Simon, the leper, where Jesus was in Bethany. This woman was in possession of a very precious thing - an alabaster flask of spikenard. It is a very expensive and rare substance extracted from a variety of bearded grass growing in India. This flask of spikenard had cost the woman about three hundred days of labor. How many years might this woman have worked to save money to buy it when some merchants came to her village, maybe once a year? She bought some this year, some next year and so on.
When the flask was filled, she sealed it and kept it to anoint her bridegroom on the day of their wedding. But the Bible says that she broke the flask, her life of sacrifice, and poured the spikenard on the head of Jesus. The people were mad at her. She gave to Jesus the most precious and valuable thing that a woman could possess and reserve for her husband-to-be.

For the perfume to be exuded, the flask had to be broken. For the Calamus to exude its sweet fragrance, it must be bruised and broken. For one's life to be pleasurable and acceptable to be God's carrier of His anointing, one must be broken.

Pride can prevent you from experiencing brokenness. As long as a person keeps pride, he cannot carry a high level of the anointing in his life. We used to say, "Hey, have you noticed how many people I have in my church. How much money I have in the bank. The car I am driving. I don't preach to small churches. I preach only in big ones. I don't submit to anyone sir, I am the authority." We must change that kind of attitude. It is pride get rid of pride, or you will stop the flow of God's anointing in your life.


God says in His word that He will consider, have pleasure and respect favorably him who has been broken. I Corinthians 4:9-13

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to the angels, and to men.
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

And labour, working with out hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it.
Being defamed, we intreat; we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
. In other words, Paul said, "We have lost our reputation. We have not the approval of man. We have been broken."

CASSIA
Cassia this is an aromatic bark of a tree that grows in Arabia. It is often used by doctors as a medicine. This fragrance speaks of humility.
1 Peter 5:6 – Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Submission is the path to humility and humility is that path to promotion. A continuous walk in humility will cause a double portion of God's anointing to flow in an individual's life. When we walk in humility, we will walk in the anointing and the yoke will be broken in our lives.

OLIVE OIL
Olive Oil - The olive oil was one of the main tree crops of ancient Israel. Olive trees can stand for long periods of drought. The olives are placed on a grooved stone wheel and another stone is turned over them which is worked by a beam. The pulp is then pressed under weight. The oil runs into stone vats where it is then left for sometime to settle and clear.

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights...Matthew 4:1-2

Remember that the olive trees can stand for long periods of drought, and the olives must be pressed under weight to obtain the oil. Forty has a spiritual meaning - Probation and trial.

The oil from the olives speaks of probation by trial. After Jesus had His time of probation by trial in the wilderness, He came out victorious and started His miraculous ministry.

According to the instructions of God to Moses after the principal spices had been prepared, they would be blended with olive oil. ...and blend them into sacred anointed oil. Exodus 30:25


In my conclusion dealing with our main verse of scriptures:
Psalm 133:1, 2 says:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments.

2 Corinthians 13: 14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen
The word communion in Greek is Koinoia meaning partnership, intercourse, fellowship, association and companionship, to share anything in common. The communion of the Holy Spirit speaks of oneness. The foundation of oneness is love.

I pray for them: I pray not for the world. That they may be one, as those, Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given Thee, that they may be one, even as we are one.
John 17:19, 21-22

The prayer Jesus made to the Father for His church two thousand years ago has transcended time and is reaching us today. The spirit of unity is prevalent, and God is moving mightily. Those who open their heart to what God is doing concerning unity will be vessel through which He will spark the fire of the greatest move of His Spirit.
When Jesus became incarnate, He "emptied" Himself of the glory that He had with the Father before the foundation of the world - the glory of being equal with God. On earth, Jesus did not use His glory of being equal with God. He was walking in the glory of being baptized in the Holy Spirit. And He has given that glory to the Church for the purpose of unity. In His earthly walk, Jesus manifested the glory of being the express image of the Father in human form. And through the cross, He would give that glory to the church - through unity. The Church will walk in a high level of God's power.
Conclusion- End

I believe that there are levels or degrees of the anointing. Some walk at the ankle level. Some at the knee level. Some at the waist level, and some swim in the deep. This is due to the degree they dwell in the presence of Almighty God.

I also believe that because of the authority entrusted to God's called apostles and prophets, they are the ones who walk in a stronger anointing. They are always a threat to the kingdom of darkness. Every church or ministry who relates to the apostolic and prophetic ministries will also carry a strong anointing.

In these last days God is restoring and sending His called apostles and prophets to restore the right pattern of His church so that He may release the highest level of His anointing that any other generation has ever received.
We can see that in the book of Ephesians, chapter 4, God says that the five-fold ministry will equip the saints. The word equips from the Greek word katartismos means making fully qualified for service.

The church must come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. The word unity means oneness. It means having a common goal of doing God’s will on earth.

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