Monday, May 2, 2016
WITH PRESSURE COMES THE OIL OF ANOINTING...written by Angela Mae Cheetham
“Gethsemane” in Hebrew is "Gath Shemanim". The two words GATH and SHEMANIM mean, “the place where olive oil is pressed”.
When GOD calls you to draw near to Him in your Gethsemane; He is calling you to a place of obedience and surrender. To draw more oil, there must be more pressure. When the call outweighs your own desires, GOD will put more pressure to get you where He wants you to be to accomplish all HIS desires.
The value of your oil depends on what you are willing to let go to receive more of Him. Obedience is better than sacrifice. What you have to gain in this world is but a fading flower. What you have to gain choosing to walk obediently, is a cup that never runs dry. Your life is not a fading flower, but want that never dies.
Every calling is great when greatly pursued. The oil of anointing has the power to heal, restore, cleanse and renew. All the pressure you have endured is to reveal the golden oil of GOD's glory He has placed inside you. The more you pour out, the more glory and honour you give to Him.
From PRESSURE comes PURPOSE. Surrender to His PERFECT WILL.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. ~ Psalm 33:11
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. ~ Isaiah 55:8
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. ~Jesus/Yeshua [Matthew 16:24]
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love GOD, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ~Romans 8:28
Be blessed ~ AMC.