Immediately following the vision of the outpouring of the oil last evening, a man’s right hand picked up a Bible in the location of my nightstand where I normally keep some bibles. Its covering was made of brown leather and imprinted with a gold cross at the center. A bookmark made of cloth was also seen inside the pages. Clearly, the cross was emphasized and took center stage.
Oil is biblically emblematic of the abiding presence and gift of the Holy Spirit between Jesus Christ and faithful Believers. It bears noting that our Lord Himself was gifted with oil right from the beginning of his advent on earth. Among other things, He was first gifted with Myrrh by wise men at birth. And again, Myrrh was used at His death as an essential oil for embalming purposes. (The wise men had to have known that this babe was the coming sacrificial Savior of the world.) And it is significant that in between birth and death, Jesus lived His life in the anointing of sinless perfection. Briefly noted, He was anointed from beginning to end, from heaven to earth, from top to bottom and from the inside and out. He was and is perfection.
Fast forward to more than two thousand years into the future and to our current modern day – that same oil and anointing that lived in and flowed through Him is now gifted to us by the unfathomable power of the Cross. It is heaven’s gold and wealth from a loving GOD to HIS people. My goodness, if that doesn’t choke you up. And the Bible upon which this gold rested in the vision – it’s His story from beginning to end, from cover to cover and from its humble beginning to triumphant end.
I am hearing: Legacy. Because English is not my first language – I had to look up its definition. According to Merriam Webster: “… a legacy is a gift by Will especially of money or other personal property. Something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor from the past“ (!)
“And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance (which makes us heirs of His Will). For where a testament (or Will) is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. (Son of GOD – Jesus Christ – our Predecessor and Ancestor – For a testament is of force after men are dead (the sacrificial Lamb) otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.” (Heb. 9:15-17)
I pray that this message glorifies and honors the Son and that it blesses you today as much as it is blessing me. Praise GOD and thank you for the gift of your precious Son and for eternal inheritance through Him. Thank you for bookmarking His divine legacy in your Word.
Keep the Faith,