GARMENTS BEFORE OIL - ECCL. 9:8

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Bible in a year: Numbers 28:16-29:40, Luke 3:23-38, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 11:18-19

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Naturally speaking you rub oil on your head. You must take note of the order in the Scripture above, that garment comes before oil. “Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.”  In the Old Testament, before a king or Priest is anointed by the Prophet, he is first of all dressed up. God doesn’t just anoint anyone; He dresses the person up first. The garment signifies authority and process; the completion of a phase in the process of God.

When you look at the people that failed in the Scriptures, you will discover that there is a garment that they did not have. There are three major garments that you should possess before the oil of God’s anointing can be poured on your head.

1.Garment of security and confidence – you get this garment from parents and your family. If they fail, you will get the garment from a pastor or a father figure that He (God) places over you. Many people in this age suffer from the problem of insecurity. They have problem with being number one; they can’t stand or enjoy the success of another person. The garment of security is supplied at childhood as you are told and shown that you are wanted and loved. 

Insecurity produces all kinds of fears and cover-ups. Insecure people have received only judgement from people and not mercies, thus they rate themselves only on their performance and not on who they are. The only place where you are rated for who you are is in the family. Outside the family, people will rate you based on how you perform. 

God put some force in the father such that the words he speaks gives everyone in the family their identity and a sense of belonging. Knowing your father gives you identity, and when your father knows you, you have an inheritance. For example, before Jesus began His earthly ministry, He received approval from the Father at His baptism in Jordan, the voice sounded from heaven…“this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt.3:16-17). He had the sense of approval, that the father approves me. And that was one of the keys to the success of His ministry on the earth.

Prayer: Father, let your love fill up every shortage that has been in my life, that I may be secure and confident in your love for me. Help me to be faithful in everything that has been committed to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.