Table & Oil
v 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Preparing a table
Prepares: to arrange & set in order(ordain) paying fine attention to detail
“ God doesn't feed us according to earthly need but by heavenly provisions.”
Psalm 34:10(NLT) Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.
Song of Songs 2:4(NLT) He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.
“Just because you don’t prefer the flavor, doesn’t mean it’s not his provision.”
In the presence of my enemies
“Because we have such a capable shepherd we are able to FEAST WHEN OUR ENEMIES ARE PRESENT.
“We are dying to our flesh, Jesus defeated the enemy, and we are overcoming the world.”
Romans 8:17(NLT) Since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
2 Timothy 3:12(NLT) Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Freedom is eating while the battle is raging.
You anoint my head with oil….
1. The Oil is for healing
Acts 10:38 (NLT) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) …By his wounds you have been healed.
2. The Oil is for De-bugging(Part 2)
3. The Oil establishes purpose
Luke 4:18(NLT) “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”
1 John 2:27 (NIV) As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you.
4. The Oil is fragrant
2 Corinthians 2:15 (NKJV) For we are to God the fragrance of Christ.
My cup overflows….
“Oil don’t fall it flows.”
“When we start letting the oil flow the mundane becomes ministry.”
“The anointing is not simply to enhance our experience but to maximize our effectiveness!”